Boating, Marine and Maritime, Business

LRM Industries Introduces EverDock – A Simple, Green Dock Building Solution

Author: LRM Industries International, Inc.
Dateline: Rockledge, Florida Tue, 09 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of EverDock modular dock panels, the first product in family of innovative and environmentally friendly thermoplastic marine dock solutions. LRM will show EverDock panels for first time from February 11th through the 15th at The Miami International Boat Show 2010.”



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ROCKLEDGE, Fla. /Neotrope News Network/ -- LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of EverDock™ modular dock panels, the first product in family of innovative and environmentally friendly thermoplastic marine dock solutions. LRM will show EverDock™ panels for first time from February 11th through the 15th at The Miami International Boat Show 2010.

The 2 ft. long by 4 ft. wide EverDock™ panels replace treated wood or synthetic lumber board decking used today with a tough, durable panel, which has integrated structural support. EverDock™ panels have a 5 in. deep rib structure underneath, eliminating the need for, and expense of, stringers commonly used by existing flat-panel decking products. Also, the panels can be easily removed for storage during winter months.

The installation of EverDock™ panels is fast and simple. The panels drop onto existing framing joists and are attached with lag screws -- that's it -- you now have a beautiful dock that will not rot, splinter or warp. No maintenance is required for breakthrough longevity and attractiveness.

The surface of an EverDock™ panel is grained and lightly ridged to provide anti-slip characteristics, and they are slotted to allow sunlight to pass through to the marine habitat below. This slotting and a slightly crowned surface keep an EverDock™ dock free of standing water.

Initially offered standard in beige and light gray, with minimum quantity orders EverDock™ panels may be custom-ordered in other pastel colors, which are easy on the bare feet in the hot sun. Accent your environment with an aqua, light green or white marine dock, which is uniform in color, attractive and the envy of the neighborhood!

Said Jim Callough, CEO of LRM Industries International, Inc., "Our EverDock family of products will leverage our unique, patented TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming technology. No technology in the world can produce large, feature-rich products like TPF can. This is also a 'green building' product. At LRM we use no VOC emitting materials in the manufacture of our products and we are closed-loop in terms of recyclability ... we have no plastic waste and use consumer and industrial recycled content in our products."

At The Miami International Boat Show in booth #3009, LRM will exhibit the EverDock™ modular dock panel as the first product in the new family of marine dock solutions.

Company Information:

LRM Industries International, Inc. was established to commercialize TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming™ technology, a radically different and award-winning process technology for producing large, feature-rich, long-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite parts in one fully automated molding operation. With the TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming™ and STF Sheetless ThermoForming™ technologies, LRM enables innovative applications and designs in the use of plastics and thermoplastic composites to produce very large unitary structures where, to-date, it has been viewed as cost prohibitive or lacking in strength and structural integrity.

For more information, visit www.lrmind.com .

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Business, VAR and IT Consulting

Sofon and Business & Decision Sign Partnership Agreement for North America

Author: Business and Decision, Inc.
Dateline: Phoenix, Arizona Fri, 05 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Sofon and Business & Decision today announce that they have signed a partnership for the marketing, sales and implementation of Sofon Guided Selling by Business & Decision in the North American market. Business & Decision, an international Consulting and Systems Integration company with over 2,700 employees worldwide, has added Sofon Guided Selling to its portfolio.”



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PHOENIX, Ariz. /Neotrope News Network/ -- Sofon and Business & Decision today announce that they have signed a partnership for the marketing, sales and implementation of Sofon Guided Selling by Business & Decision in the North American market. Business & Decision, an international Consulting and Systems Integration company with over 2,700 employees worldwide, has added Sofon Guided Selling to its portfolio.

Sofon Guided Selling is a standard software solution for accelerating, simplifying and improving the sales and quotation process. Business & Decision will market this solution with focus on the Infor and Microsoft Dynamics AX market.

Ian Thurbon, VP Sales Strategy & Marketing from Business & Decision comments: "Sofon Guided Selling offers significant value in addition to our current ERP and CRM portfolio, especially in the area of customer specific sales. Sofon has proven its value in the North American market and has many references in combination with existing Infor and Microsoft ERP implementations". As Sofon provides a complete and standard solution for sales calculation, pricing, configuration and quotation generation, Sofon completes the business process coverage for our customers from first contact until maintenance and service."

Otto van der Tang, Managing Director at Sofon comments: "Our partnership with Business & Decision will help us to strengthen our position in the North American market. Their network and expertise offers us a significant opportunity to expand our customer base in our largest geographical target market. We view the partnership with Business & Decision as an important proof point that our software meets a significant market need."

About Business & Decision:

Business & Decision is an international Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company. B&D is a leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and a major player in e-Business and Enterprise Information Management (EIM). Business & Decision contributes to the success of customer projects by driving maximum business performance. The company has a reputation for functional and technological expertise and has forged partnerships with all of the key technology vendors. Located in 19 countries, Business & Decision currently employs more than 2,700 people worldwide.

Additional information is available at www.businessdecision.us .

About Sofon:

Sofon supplies sales support software under the name Sofon Guided Selling. Using Sofon, quotations, contracts, orders and other sales documents can be generated quickly, simply and accurately. Sofon Guided Selling supports needs analysis, calculation, configuration, pricing, visualization and document generation in any language needed. This reduces sales costs, shortens sales cycles, increases scoring rates, simplifies sales processes and improves cooperation between clients, dealers, sales, engineering and production. Sofon can be seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Dynamics, Infor, SAP, Salesforce and other market leading ERP and CRM solutions. Sofon users are middle-sized to large internationally-oriented companies who supply client-specific products or services, such as Philips Healthcare, Ricoh, Elekta Oncology Systems, and Aebi Schmidt. Sofon is located in the USA, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and supports customers in over 50 countries.

Additional information is available at www.sofon.com .

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Business, Regional Events

Lion Technology Helps Environmental Health and Safety Professionals to Reduce Compliance Liability and Fines

Author: Lion Technology
Dateline: Los Angeles, California Wed, 03 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Annual training is mandatory for employees who generate, manage, or dispose of a RCRA hazardous waste. Training must be job-specific and cover waste management procedures such as waste classification, proper container and tank storage, manifesting, emergency response, and disposal. Failure to comply with the RCRA hazardous waste rules can result in penalties up to $37,500 per day/per violation. Effective training is the best line of defense to assure regulatory compliance.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Neotrope News Network/ -- Annual training is mandatory for employees who generate, manage, or dispose of a RCRA hazardous waste. Training must be job-specific and cover waste management procedures such as waste classification, proper container and tank storage, manifesting, emergency response, and disposal. Failure to comply with the RCRA hazardous waste rules can result in penalties up to $37,500 per day/per violation. Effective training is the best line of defense to assure regulatory compliance.

Lion Technology Director of Corporate Training, Scott Dunsmore, a national expert on hazardous waste management, stresses that proper hazardous waste handling, management, and disposal is essential, especially in light of recent superfund liability cases.

Dunsmore says, "It is imperative for industry to keep up-to-date with changing regulations and new waste management concepts. EH&S excellence can provide your company with a competitive advantage in today's business environment."

Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day workshops on hazardous waste management in the region next month. Workshops will be held in Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; and Portland, OR.

Tuition is $795 per person, with group discounts available. Registration includes hands-on instruction, course reference materials, networking luncheon, certificate of achievement, and one year of follow-up support. Group discounts apply to three or more registrations. Sign-in is at 7:30 a.m., and training starts at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, call (888) 546-6511 or visit www.lion.com .

About Lion Technology:

Since 1977, more than 100,000 professionals have relied on Lion Technology to meet their regulatory compliance training needs. Lion offers comprehensive training and resources in the area of environmental, hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation, and workplace health and safety compliance.

Training is offered through nationwide public workshops, live web seminars, online courses, and on-site programs. Regulatory support services and consulting are provided to assist industry comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.

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Business, Veterinary, Animals, Pets and Zoos

Citizen Canine Awarded Gold Level Certification by Pet Care Services Association

Author: Citizen Canine
Dateline: Oakland, California Tue, 02 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “OAKLAND, Calif. -- In today's flailing economy, if business owners wish to survive, they must find ways to set their services and products apart from the rest. That's just what Citizen Canine - an innovative dog daycare facility and hotel - has done. Citizen Canine has not only survived, it has thrived and continues to grow by improving its quality of care and services. In fact, this high-end dog hotel recently applied for and was awarded the highest level of dog care and customer service in the field.”



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OAKLAND, Calif. /Neotrope News Network/ -- In today's flailing economy, if business owners wish to survive, they must find ways to set their services and products apart from the rest. That's just what Citizen Canine - an innovative dog daycare facility and hotel - has done. Citizen Canine has not only survived, it has thrived and continues to grow by improving its quality of care and services. In fact, this high-end dog hotel recently applied for and was awarded the highest level of dog care and customer service in the field.

This coveted certification was provided to Citizen Canine by the Pet Care Services Association (PCSA, www.petcareservices.org), a non-profit trade association for approximately 3,000 pet care service businesses in the U.S. and around the world.

PCSA has two levels of accreditation - Level I (silver); and Level II (gold). Level II is for facilities that wish to distinguish their business by demonstrating additional services and/or a higher standard level.

The accreditation program contains more than 250 standards in 17 separate areas of pet care facility operations, management and customer service. The standards reflect the views of facility operators, veterinarians, pet owners and humane organizations representing the "state-of-the-art" in animal care and management. Re-certification is required every five years.

"Citizen Canine is very proud to note that receiving this accreditation required no changes in our day-to-day operations and dog care protocols," explains Dana Kleveland, general manager, Citizen Canine. "It's great to be nationally recognized for our efforts and to share this achievement with our clients and canine guests."

Citizen Canine does whatever it takes to make their guests happy. And, they do this not only because they are trained in animal care, but because they are dog owners too. Many staff members have even pursued formal education in dog training and behavior, and can help with training if needed.

"We pride ourselves on our ability to know each guest and to provide individualized care. We take extra time to help new guests settle in; prepare special meals; ensure plenty of exercise and attention; and do tuck-ins to make sure everyone is comfortable in their beds when it's lights out," explains Kleveland. "Citizen Canine treats each canine guest like a member of the family."

Special features offered at Citizen Canine include: high staff-to-dog ratios; play groups designed for size, age and temperament; spacious outdoor play yards with paw-friendly K9Grass; luxury private suites; and more.

About Citizen Canine:

Tina Merrill, a Stanford MBA graduate traveled often and found it challenging to locate a place that would meet all of her requirements. She searched high and low for a place that was focused on meeting the physical, psychological and social needs of her dogs through a positive reinforcement handling and training environment.

In October 2000, Merrill opened Citizen Canine to fulfill a much-needed niche in the Bay Area. Today, Citizen Canine is the only accredited facility in the Oakland area, and one of only five in the entire state of California.

For more information, visit: www.CitizenCanine.net .

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Business, Fashion

3D Industries – Bringing Private Label Production to a New ‘GREEN’ Level

Author: 3D Industries
Dateline: Lake Forest, California Tue, 02 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- 3D Industries is proud to announce it has new GREEN sourcing, new technologies and services for 2010. At 3D Industries, we are always looking for new ways to bring innovation from our manufacturing network to our client's markets. 3D is working on advancing technical products that not only meet the demands of new extreme applications, but also improve upon existing designs in technical apparel and soft goods.”



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LAKE FOREST, Calif. /Neotrope News Network/ -- 3D Industries is proud to announce it has new GREEN sourcing, new technologies and services for 2010. At 3D Industries, we are always looking for new ways to bring innovation from our manufacturing network to our client's markets. 3D is working on advancing technical products that not only meet the demands of new extreme applications, but also improve upon existing designs in technical apparel and soft goods.

3D Industries is proud to now offer new GREEN materials to its clients. In today's age of green friendly, earth conscious consumers, we are now sourcing more innovative, eco-friendly construction materials. Many goods can be manufactured from these materials; everything from technical jackets, requiring heavy duty materials and construction, to lighter fabrics for t-shirts, breathables and swimwear.

"By utilizing new materials like 100% organic cottons, Eco-Lite polymers, recycled plastic fabric blends, soy silks, bamboo fabrics, jute, corn fiber and more, we can offer our clients a more complete resource for cutting edge technologies," said Corey Herde, 3D Marketing Director.

"Many items can be produced in these materials at relatively the same cost of production, but offer a clean alternative and an advanced selling point. So, we are pretty excited to be offering our customers these new construction methods and the many different advanced fibers being produced by eco friendly resources," Herde adds.

About 3D Industries:

For over 30 years, 3D Industries has manufactured custom technical clothing, sportswear, and accessories for OEM's and top aftermarket brands worldwide. Headquartered in Lake Forest, CA, USA, their team of designers, developers and production professionals are experts that understand technical apparel and accessories; from ascetics to the performance logistics for many sports and apparel industries.

3D industries factories are capable of producing a wide range of technical apparel products and sportswear and are compliant to the highest level of quality standards and timeline assurance in the business.

For more information please visit the 3D industries Website: www.3d-ind.com .

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Business

Bed Bugs Beware: There is a New Sheriff in Town!

Author: CT Bed Bug Dogs
Dateline: Madison, Connecticut Mon, 01 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MADISON, Conn. -- CT Bed Bug Dogs announces this week the launch of a new business serving Connecticut residents and businesses. It's important to note that this sheriff does not wear a gun - he wears a dog collar! More specifically, Ruby, Pasha and Willie are adorable rescue dogs who have been highly trained and certified to find these critters wherever they are hiding which allows an immediate and focused extermination effort based on their findings.”



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MADISON, Conn. /Neotrope News Network/ -- CT Bed Bug Dogs (www.ctbedbugdogs.com) announces this week the launch of a new business serving Connecticut residents and businesses. It's important to note that this sheriff does not wear a gun - he wears a dog collar! More specifically, Ruby, Pasha and Willie are adorable rescue dogs who have been highly trained and certified to find these critters wherever they are hiding which allows an immediate and focused extermination effort based on their findings.

They are key members of Connecticut's first local company that deals exclusively with bed bug detection and remediation services. Not surprisingly, the company is called CT Bed Bug Dogs and is uniquely positioned to offer one stop shopping to their customers who simply want this rather unpleasant problem to go away in both an eco-friendly and cost effective manner. They believe the old shotgun approach (i.e., spray and pray) must be replaced by a rifle which the dogs help aim at the target. Not only is their initial treatment focused, they also come back for a second treatment within 10-12 days and provide a guarantee to assure customer satisfaction. Hotels, Condominium and other multi-family housing facilities see the benefits in dealing with the CT Bed Bug Dogs "MAP" program that accelerates the eradication of bed bug infestations, cost savings and less chemicals in the environment.

As background, the growing incidence of bed bug problems reported throughout the country which, by some measures, has reached epidemic proportions in the metro NYC area has clearly migrated into Connecticut. Consequently, this company was born out of a combination of the growing need for this service in Connecticut and the extensive experience gained by its founders in doing battle with bed bugs in the NYC arena.

Dick Horton, a veteran of many years in the oil business who recently came on board as the sales manager, confirms what highly volatile issue bed bugs have become. According to Mr. Horton, who has routinely dealt with rather upset heating oil customers with no heat in the middle of winter, he has never encountered customers more emotional or upset than those who fear, or have reason to believe, they have a bed bug problem.

Mr. Horton also observed that many people who, by any other measure seem to be intelligent, thoughtful and rational, become absolutely unglued when a bed bug possibility appears. They certainly take it personally and think it might be an indictment of their personal hygiene; cleanliness or housekeeping practices while nothing could be further from the truth. Quite simply, bed bugs are hitchhikers. They don't self-generate but need a chauffeur, albeit an unintentional one. Plus, they like to stay with us because we not only carry them around but we also happen to be their primary food source.

It is the unique characteristics of bed bugs and the proliferation of the problem that makes the members of this new company (human and canine) confident that can play a major role in helping to attack this problem in Connecticut. While they are a licensed pest control operator specializing in bed bug detection and remediation in Connecticut, they do also offer their certified canine detection services throughout the entire Northeast and the in the Middle Atlantic States.

For more information, www.ctbedbugdogs.com .

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KnowledgeAdvisors Releases Performance Optimization Framework Using Six Sigma to Measure Human Capital Effectiveness

Author: KnowledgeAdvisors
Dateline: Mon, 26 Oct 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a methodology and toolset to measure human capital effectiveness known as the Performance Optimization Framework. The Performance Optimization Framework is grounded in Six Sigma and is designed to help organizations improve the effectiveness of their talent development process.”



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CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released a methodology and toolset to measure human capital effectiveness known as the Performance Optimization Framework. The Performance Optimization Framework is grounded in Six Sigma and is designed to help organizations improve the effectiveness of their talent development process. The central outcome of the Framework is to identify and minimize poor quality hires, ineffective training, unqualified personnel, ineffective leaders, disengaged employees, and under performing workforces resulting in improved financial performance.

By providing measurement expertise, on-demand technology, and outsourced services, KnowledgeAdvisors collaborates with clients to define, measure, analyze, improve and control the talent management function. Effective implementation of this Framework results in higher sales, better customer service, a more productive workforce, improved profit margins and stronger leaders.

"Six Sigma has traditionally been applied to efficiencies in HR like time to hire for an open position, but we're looking at it from an effectiveness perspective such as reducing poor quality of hires. That's significantly more valuable to measure to a CEO," commented Kent Barnett, CEO of KnowledgeAdvisors.

"One can't underestimate the power of tools like these to the human resources arena," stated Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz, KnowledgeAdvisors Board member, CEO of Human Capital Source, and a pioneer in human capital research and analytics. "Tools that define, measure and quantify defects in HR will allow HR professionals to make significant leaps in creating and sustaining high performing workforces."

The Performance Optimization Framework tools measure the existence and intensity of performance defects in human capital processes including recruiting, learning, talent, leadership, engagement and performance management. These defects, once quantified, are then prioritized for improvement and controlled for sustainable change.

"KnowledgeAdvisors is taking a leadership position in helping HR leaders run their function like a business. The act of quantifying errors and optimizing processes should be a natural part of any line function and will add much needed rigor and discipline to HR," commented David Vance, former CLO of Caterpillar and a CLO of the Year award winner.

"We're excited to be on the leading edge of making significant performance gains to talent management processes," commented Barnett.

For a complimentary copy of a white paper on the Performance Optimization Framework please click here:
knowledgeadvisors.com/media-research/white-papers/performance-optimization-framework-value-proposition/.

About KnowledgeAdvisors:
KnowledgeAdvisors is the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions. Leading organizations access its measurement expertise and on-demand software to ensure a high-performing workforce. As the leader in Human Capital Analytics, KnowledgeAdvisors provides the most comprehensive analytics solutions on the market. By combining measurement expertise, on-demand evaluation software, and integrated analytics solutions with benchmarking, organizations gain the necessary insights on how to best develop their workforce.

For more about KnowledgeAdvisors, visit: www.knowledgeadvisors.com.

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Business

Small Business Transaction Expert Speaks October 2 at Georgia Association of Business Brokers Conference

Author: Georgia Association of Business Brokers
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ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The difference between profit and loss can sometimes boil down to understanding the balance sheets, tax codes and accounting. Nationally known expert Monty Walker will lead seminars in understanding business financial statements and transaction tax code at the Georgia Association of Business Brokers state-wide Fall Conference on October 2, 2009 in Atlanta.

Walker is sought after nationally for his comprehensive expertise in the private closely-held business arena. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Walker was bagging groceries and stocking shelves at the family market and washing dishes in family restaurants after school. By the age of 20, he was managing a beverage distributorship with $8 million in annual revenue.

In this economy, many people are looking at going into business for themselves, says Walker, a Texas CPA who has been recognized by his peer group in the Business Transfer Industry as one of the foremost innovative advisors to Small Business Owners in the areas of Business Transactions, Business Structuring & Design, Business Tax Planning and Business Exit Planning.

"Most people when they hit their mid-40's, what they want to do with their lives moves from success to significance," says Walker. Potential business owners move from wanting to be the next millionaire to wanting to do something to make a difference.

In his presentation, Walker will give GABB Conference attendees a "working understanding of business processes, accounting, tax and structuring." He promises his talk will help "budding entrepreneurs to make something better in their lives."

Walker's "Understanding Financials" session is part of a financial Boot Camp Series that will help potential business owners interpret "all those numbers on the Income Statement and Balance Sheet mean and how they actually arrived there." This class will help participants "understand what all the 'bean counters' seem to know and a lot of us find challenging," says Walker.

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

* Identify the main components of financial statements
* Differentiate between cash and accrual accounting methods
* Compare debits and credits
* Create accounting entries
* Explain the purpose of a trial balance and general ledger
* Compile financial statements.

In a second session, Walker will tackle the tax code and related transaction structuring, which is "in a constant state of change."

This session will cover current key tax act modifications and other significant and often misunderstood business tax and structuring topics.

By attending this session, attendees will gain a broader understanding of:

* Year 2008 Net Operating Loss Carryback (NOL)
* New Section 179 Limits
* Qualified Small Business Stock
* New Temporary S-Corporation Built-In Gain Rules
* Current Like Kind Exchange provisions
* Retirement Plans Investing in Small Businesses.

Business brokers, as intermediaries, can guide people who are either looking to sell or buy a business through the often overwhelming process. The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state's only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises, and the merger and acquisition market.

Many of the more than 100 members and associates of the GABB, founded in 1986, have commercial real estate experience or serve the industry as attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, lenders, appraisers or environmental experts. The GABB offers one of the foremost multi-list support systems (BBMS) in the U.S. for broker members to provide a common database for instant access to listing details to enhance the co-brokering process and expedite business sales.

The GABB Fall Conference is open to the public and will be held on Friday, October 2, 2009, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the conference room of Metro Brokers GMAC Real Estate at 5775 Glenridge Drive, Building E, Classroom 1, Atlanta, GA 30328. Registration is $50 for GABB members and $100 for non-members, plus $25 for those wishing to earn real estate licensing credit. After September 21, there will be a $15 late registration fee.

Register at www.gabb.org or contact Pat Harkins, Conference Chairman, at (770) 649-7666, or Charles Jay, Education Chairman, at (478) 477-6272.

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Opportunities for Women to Buy or Sell Business, say Women Brokers

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ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Opportunities abound for women who want to start or buy a business, say four veteran women business brokers, who talk about the economic, gender and professional challenges of buying and selling businesses at a monthly meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers Tuesday, August 25.

"I think it's a great time for women to get involved in buying a business," says Sandra Dohn, an Associate Member of GMAC/MetroBrokers Real Estate. "A lot of people are looking to buy businesses because of the economic environment. There are a lot of opportunities out there for buyers and sellers of businesses."

Pat McDonald, broker/president of the CBI Business Group in Atlanta, thinks women have some advantages in working with business owners.

"Men always enjoy working with a female as we bring the emotional side to the understanding of selling the business," says McDonald. Selling a business is like "giving birth to a baby and then putting it up for adoption to the right new parents. Female business owners feel we can relate to them better than the males do, at times."

The marketplace holds few barriers for committed professional women, says Kathryne Pusch, president of ConsultKAP in Conyers.

"I find that true professionals judge one another on matters of performance and integrity versus gender, race, nationality or other specious criteria," says Pusch. "Being at my best as a skillful and knowledgeable business broker, a qualified expert - not a female or male person--has proven to be the best way to win over clients and business associates."

Melinda Hubbard, managing broker of The Hatteras Group in Marietta agrees that professionalism is the key: "Attention to detail and good communication are more important in today's business climate than ever before. I don't try to impress business owners with what I know, I ask them what they are looking for."

McDonald, Hubbard, Pusch and Dohn will discuss their experiences in business at the GABB monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, at the SouthTerraces Conference Center, 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30346. The meeting is open to the public at no charge; networking time is available before the meeting at 9:45 a.m. and after the meeting.

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state's only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises. An experienced GABB business broker can help a buyer find businesses for sale, negotiate a fair price and obtain financing. A broker can help an owner evaluate and price a business, market and advertise to prospective buyers, negotiate and close a deal. The GABB Web site (www.gabb.org) lists hundreds of businesses for sale throughout Georgia, as well as around the country.

Kathryne A. Pusch, president of ConsultKAP, a seasoned professional consultant and broker, began her career consulting for a large international consulting firm in 1979. Her consulting work focuses primarily on preparing businesses for a successful sale, and exit and transition planning for owners. Kathryne is a past president of GABB and has been active on Board and leadership positions in GABB since 1998. She has extensive formal education, including a B.S. in Marketing and Marketing Research and an MBA. Kathryne is a licensed Real Estate Broker, a frequent public speaker, serves on the Executive Advisory Network of the DBM International Center for Executive Options, is a published author, and a licensed Georgia real estate instructor.

Patricia McDonald is president and founder of CBI Business Group. She became a business broker after working as a commercial real estate broker and has been selling businesses for more than 20 years. Pat has been a member of the International Business Brokers Association for more than 19 years. She is a member of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, is involved in the chamber's CEO Roundtable and Leadership Cobb Class for 2009-2010. She belongs to the Marietta Kiwanis Club and is active with the Cobb County Boys & Girls Club. Pat is a member of Brokers Network Group and of the Institute of Certified Business Counselors. Pat is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. She specializes in manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, and specific service companies.

Melinda Hubbard owned and sold a large family business before joining The Hatteras Group as a principal in 2003. While raising her children, she worked in residential real estate and attained her broker's license. In 2006 she became a life member of the GABB million-dollar club by attaining sales over a million dollars for the previous three years. Melinda represents clients in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries with a strong emphasis on automotive related businesses. She is a member of the GABB, the International Business Brokers Association, the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and the Marietta Kiwanis Club.

Sandra Dohn, an Associate Member of GMAC/MetroBrokers Real Estate, is a proven professional with many years experience selling residential and commercial properties. Her background includes selling homes and commercial property as well as listing and selling numerous small businesses in a variety of industries. She is known as a talented marketer with strong people skills and expertise in handling all aspects of the sale. Sandra lived in Clearwater, Florida until 1999 when she moved to Atlanta. Sandra and her husband are renovating a foreclosed home in Alpharetta and they hope to resell it to a first time homebuyer.

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Business, Food and Beverages, Green Business

REMIS AMERICA, Energy Saving Products Utilized in New Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine

Author: REMIS AMERICA, LLC
Dateline: Elkhart, Indiana Wed, 19 Aug 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ELKHART, Ind. -- Leading the way in reducing energy consumption is in the works for the new 49,000-sqaure-foot LEED Platinum Certified Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine and REMIS AMERICA was sure to be a part of it. REMIS AMERICA installed 32 feet of Remiglas Ecosafe sliding glass covers on freezer bunker display cases which can reduce energy consumption up to a remarkable 55 percent over traditional open frozen food cases.”



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ELKHART, Ind., Aug. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Leading the way in reducing energy consumption is in the works for the new 49,000-sqaure-foot LEED Platinum Certified Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine and REMIS AMERICA was sure to be a part of it. REMIS AMERICA installed 32 feet of Remiglas Ecosafe sliding glass covers on freezer bunker display cases which can reduce energy consumption up to a remarkable 55 percent over traditional open frozen food cases. With these potential energy savings, retail grocery stores now recognize the opportunity to significantly lower operating costs, while reducing their carbon footprint.

Eco-friendly energy savings are only part of the story. Enclosed cases maintain a more comfortable store temperature, while providing a barrier to protect food freshness in the event of a power outage. Also, insulated glass covers maintain product integrity by keeping temperatures constant, for greater consumer satisfaction. Goods remain uniformly frozen in the refrigerated display cabinet and optimally visible.

The Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets is the first supermarket chain in the world to achieve LEED Platinum Certification. The Platinum designation is the highest rating a company can strive to obtain from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED). Hannaford's first-in-the-world environmental designed Augusta location opened on July 25, 2009. They plan on using the store as a research laboratory to test new innovations that decrease energy usage, waste and water consumption, while improving air quality, storm-water management, and the use of sustainable materials.

The REMIS AMERICA, Remiglas Ecosafe covers have been engineered to custom fit individual case specifications. These proven systems are in use in over ten thousand retail stores throughout Europe, via the sister company, REMIS GmbH of Cologne, Germany.

REMIS AMERICA, headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, is the result of a joint venture between, DEHCO, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana, and REMIS GmbH of Cologne, Germany.

Hannaford currently operates 169 supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont under the name Hannaford Food and Drug or Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy. Hannaford is owned by Belgium-based Delhaize Group, a global company that is one of the world's largest food retailers.

More information: www.remisamerica.com.

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