Awards and Honors, Business

CustomXM Wins Arkansas Business 2009 Business of the Year Award (Category 1)

Author: CustomXM
Dateline: Little Rock, Arkansas Fri, 26 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- CustomXM, a Central Arkansas marketing services provider, was the winner of the 2009 Arkansas Business of the Year award in Category 1 (businesses with 25 or fewer employees) at the annual event at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The event was well attended and supported by the statewide business community.”



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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. /Neotrope News Network/ -- CustomXM, a Central Arkansas marketing services provider, was the winner of the 2009 Arkansas Business of the Year award in Category 1 (businesses with 25 or fewer employees) at the annual event at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. The event was well attended and supported by the statewide business community.

Arkansas Business produces the annual business awards to honor outstanding companies and non-profits around the state who have excelled and prospered in the previous year. A panel of judges from different disciplines chooses a winner in three business categories based on company size. They also honor a non-profit organization and choose an "executive of the year."

CustomXM is a family-owned business started in 1966 by Ira and Mary Strack and now run by their son Paul Strack. CustomXM began as a traditional commercial printing concern and has, over the last few years, retooled and rebranded themselves as a provider of cross-media, interactive marketing solutions, as well as a traditional print provider.

"This award is the culmination of the 44 years of work and dedication that my parents have invested in our company and of the work of our most valuable asset: our employees. To receive this level of recognition is also an affirmation of the rebranding and repositioning we embarked upon in the last 5 years. We are also honored to be included in this category with the other fine companies, Fischer Honey, Sells Agency, Legacy Capital Group and Tobi Fairley Interior Designs. We wish them the very best in the future as well," said Paul Strack, President, CustomXM.

To learn more about CustomXM, visit the website at www.customxm.com .

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Advertising and Marketing, Business

Tammy Katz to Present Food Marketing Best Practices at Mid-America Food Processors Association Conference

Author: Katz Marketing Solutions
Dateline: Columbus, Ohio Fri, 26 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tammy Katz, CEO of Katz Marketing Solutions, will present 8 Ways to Grow Your Food Brand with Interactive Marketing and Social Media at the Mid-America Food Processors Association's annual meeting on March 2, at the Embassy Suites in Columbus, Ohio. Midwest food company leaders will attend the meeting to discuss emerging trends in food marketing, labor relations, government regulations, and food safety.”



A R T I C L E:

COLUMBUS, Ohio /Neotrope News Network/ -- Tammy Katz, CEO of Katz Marketing Solutions, will present "8 Ways to Grow Your Food Brand with Interactive Marketing and Social Media" at the Mid-America Food Processors Association's annual meeting on March 2, at the Embassy Suites in Columbus, Ohio. Midwest food company leaders will attend the meeting to discuss emerging trends in food marketing, labor relations, government regulations, and food safety. Mid-America Food Processors Associations provides information, programs, and university agricultural and food department research grants to strengthen the productivity of food processors in the Midwest.

Katz will discuss how small and mid-sized food companies and brands should use interactive marketing and social media strategies to grow their brands. Katz is a food and beverage brand marketing expert and Adjunct Instructor of Brand Management at the Fisher College of Business MBA Program at The Ohio State University. During the session, participants will review examples of some of the industry's best practices and case studies, including: Stacy's Pita Chips, Little Debbie, Sopakco, CafeMom, Hungry-Girl . com, and Whole Foods Market.

When asked about the session Katz replied, "Food companies must focus on their marketing strategy and goals, and not overreact to new tactics. While mid-sized companies can adapt and capitalize on high-growth platforms like Facebook and Twitter, they also should seize growth opportunities from more basic tools like web optimization, database marketing, and customer service."

The presentation will offer attendees practical ways to focus on practical and immediate ways to grow sales through interactive marketing and social media, including:
1. Build competitive web presence.
2. Build and harvest customer/consumer databases.
3. Leverage customer service 2.0.
4. Monitor and listen to target consumers.
5. Capitalize on personal social media; prioritize Facebook, communities, and YouTube.
6. Network and develop business with business social media; leverage LinkedIn.
7. Market consistently across media.
8. Measure and refine programs.

About Katz Marketing Solutions:

Katz Marketing Solutions, www.katzmarketingsolutions.com, is a brand and marketing consulting firm that specializes in growing food and beverage and consumer products brands and businesses and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

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Business, Reports and Studies

Voice Over Industry Grows to USD $12.3 Billion in 2010

Author: Voices.com
Dateline: Manhattan, New York Thu, 25 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A new report published by Voices.com reveals that the voice and speech industry continues to grow and is currently valued at $12.3 Billion USD. The 2010 Report on the Voice Over Industry is published, highlighting three growing fields in the entertainment industry; audiobooks, mobile gaming and podcasting.”



A R T I C L E:

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Neotrope News Network/ -- A new report published by Voices.com reveals that the voice and speech industry continues to grow and is currently valued at $12.3 Billion USD. The 2010 Report on the Voice Over Industry is published, highlighting three growing fields in the entertainment industry; audiobooks, mobile gaming and podcasting.

From mobile Internet to radio that you can listen to anytime, anywhere and with audiobooks available for download at the touch of a button on revolutionary mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch and now the newest Apple product, the iPad, the prospects for working voice actors has never been so bright.

Audiobook Highlights:
* Audiobook CD sales represent 72 percent of the audio market.
* Audiobook downloads grew to 21 percent of the market.
* Cassette sales stayed the same since 2007, accounting for 3 percent of sales in 2008.

Mobile Gaming Highlights:
* The number of offerings on the App Store hit 150,000 recently and includes popular games like Texas Hold'em and Crash Bandicoot, business tools like Bloomberg News and Salesforce Mobile, and social networking programs like Facebook and Twitter.
* Games spend an average of 21 minutes of game play and 65 page views per iPhone player session, compared to 11 minutes and 15 page views for sessions on other phones.

Podcasting Highlights:
* 150,000 podcasts currently available in the Apple iTunes Store.
* 7.1 million people listened to podcasts in 2009, less than 4 percent of US Internet users.
* Another 50 million people accessed podcasts and Internet radio on average each month.

To access the 32-page 2010 Report on the Voice Over Industry, simply call 1-888-359-3472 to receive the download link via email.

About Voices:

Voices.com was established in 2004 and is now the technology and industry leading website that connects businesses with professional voice talents. Radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies rely upon the Voices.com marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents with the assistance of our innovative SurePay(TM) escrow service and our Web application.

The winner of several awards, including the 1to1 Impact Award for Full-Suite CRM, CRM Elite Award, and the DigiFest New Voices Award, Voices.com has raised its profile significantly this year ranking on the PROFIT Hot 50 recognizing 534 percent growth over the past two years and just this summer was featured on Backbone Magazine's and KPMG's annual Pick 20 Listing as an "innovative company." Clients include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, the US Army, the US Government and thousands more.

More information: www.voices.com .

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Business

States Ban E-Cigarettes in Face of Growing Demand

Author: Green Smoke
Dateline: Miami, Florida Wed, 24 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MIAMI, Fla. -- Electronic cigarette makers face political battles across the U.S. as state leaders and anti-smoking groups act to ban e-cigarettes. New Jersey, New York, Oregon and New Hampshire are a few states that have banned or restricted sales of the product so far. Others are taking a closer look at the product, which is rapidly gaining popularity among smokers. However, Green Smoke hasn't seen a drop in demand and believes these actions are caused by fear and misunderstanding of a new type of cigarette.”



A R T I C L E:

MIAMI, Fla. /Neotrope News Network/ -- Electronic cigarette makers face political battles across the U.S. as state leaders and anti-smoking groups act to ban e-cigarettes. New Jersey, New York, Oregon and New Hampshire are a few states that have banned or restricted sales of the product so far. Others are taking a closer look at the product, which is rapidly gaining popularity among smokers. However, Green Smoke hasn't seen a drop in demand and believes these actions are caused by fear and misunderstanding of a new type of cigarette that is safer than tobacco.

It's not alone in this belief. Medical researchers, doctors and an anti-smoking group have spoken up in defense of e-cigarettes-battery-powered devices that look and act like cigarettes. They've chided congressmen and even the FDA for trying to ban this safer cigarette alternative.

"Smoke free Pennsylvania strongly urges the FDA to consider the enormous public health disaster the agency would create by banning electronic cigarettes," said the group's Executive Director William Godshall. "It is absurd to even contemplate protecting the deadliest nicotine products (tobacco cigarettes) from market competition by these less hazardous nicotine products."

One point of contention for state leaders is sales to minors. However, Green Smoke doesn't condone selling to minors and advises distributors to check ID. The company has always marketed to existing smokers and is busy trying to keep up with sales to this vast, growing market. In fact, Green Smoke put out a call for more distributors to help with demand.

Sales will only continue to grow as former tobacco smokers recount stories of giving up two- and three-pack-a-day habits for the odorless smoke (mostly steam) of electronic cigarettes. New converts to e-cigarettes are often the most passionate sales people, talking friends and family members into giving up tobacco as well.

Despite moves to ban the electronic cigarette, new clients see the health benefits. It contains nicotine, but unlike traditional cigarettes, it doesn't have cancer-causing chemicals. It also offers a cleaner smoking experience with no butts, ash or odor, eliminating the concern over second-hand smoke.

About Green Smoke:

Based in Florida, Green Smoke was founded to provide an authentic smoking experience that is less harmful than traditional tobacco. The company offers electronic cigarettes in its patented two-piece design, starter kits and accessories. For more information, visit www.greensmoke.com .

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Business, Regional Events

Conference Features an ‘Unhappy’ Hour – Lagging Pay and Educational Opportunities Are Key Issues for Women in the Marketplace

Author: Minnesota Business Women
Dateline: Minneapolis, Minnesota Wed, 24 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The 'New Beginnings' conference, hosted by the Minnesota Business Women, will be held on April 30, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza North in Brooklyn Center, MN. This conference will offer opportunities to learn, to network, to market products and businesses. The evening will feature an Unhappy Hour sponsored by 'Rich Chicks: Financial Freedom for Women' at which attendees will learn to embrace prosperity.”



A R T I C L E:

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. /Neotrope News Network/ -- The "New Beginnings" conference, hosted by the Minnesota Business Women, will be held on April 30, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza North in Brooklyn Center, MN. This conference will offer opportunities to learn, to network, to market products and businesses. The evening will feature an "Unhappy" Hour sponsored by "Rich Chicks: Financial Freedom for Women" at which attendees will learn to embrace prosperity. "Unhappy" Hour will also feature a discussion of current rates of pay for women in the marketplace, which remain below those of their male counterparts. There will also be a dinner and keynote presentation by Dr. Verna Price.

The "New Beginnings" conference is the first conference hosted by the newly restructured MBW, formerly operating as the Minnesota Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. The day offers a full range of workshops in addition to a business expo featuring Minnesota businesses. Workshops will be offered in four different tracks for advocacy, business and professional development, empowerment and inspiration. The event is open to the public.

Minnesota Business Women was organized in 1919 in the state of Minnesota as the Federation of Minnesota Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. MBW is a 501(c)6, tax exempt, non-profit, professional association guided by dedicated volunteers. MBW currently has 10 local organizations serving 250 members. These members benefit from networking, support and professional and personal development opportunities.

MBW's mission is: working women working together to provide personal empowerment, professional development and political awareness for the women of Minnesota. Our president recognizes the unique needs of women in the workplace.

"It is important to stop using the glass ceiling and low rates of pay as an excuse and start taking action toward a strong financial future. That's what empowerment is all about and that's what this conference is all about," said Patty Tanji, President MBW, 2009-2010.

For information on the "New Beginnings" conference or the Minnesota Business Women's organization, please visit the Website at www.mnbusinesswomen.org .

Media Contact:
Patty Tanji
1-651-271-1462
info@mnbusinesswomen.org .

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Business, Transportation

Two Years After Bloomberg Pushes for Better Black Car MPG Standards, the Official Mandate is Stalled but the Corporate Transportation Group is Moving Ahead with Hybrids

Author: Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd
Dateline: New York, New York Tue, 23 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y. -- New York City's transition to a fuel-efficient black car fleet has been delayed by the recession, but there is still strong demand by eco-conscious consumers for hybrids, and companies like the Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd (CTG) are expanding their hybrid fleets to meet that demand.”



A R T I C L E:

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Neotrope News Network/ -- New York City's transition to a fuel-efficient black car fleet has been delayed by the recession, but there is still strong demand by eco-conscious consumers for hybrids, and companies like the Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd (CTG) are expanding their hybrid fleets to meet that demand.

It was two years ago this week that Mayor Bloomberg announced his plans to mandate higher fuel efficiency for the city's black car fleet, requiring a minimum rating of 25 mpg for new cars in 2009 and 30 mpg in 2010. But neither of the mandated targets have taken effect yet, deferred again and again by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) due to the hardships the industry has faced.

The 2008 credit crunch hit the car service industry from both sides, reducing demand as the financial service industry down-sized while making it much more difficult to finance new vehicles. The TLC cited both factors when it decided to defer the new regulations, and it is hard to argue that the industry could afford to comply with the mandate. However, amid the bleak economic news, the market has continued to support hybrid cars with steady and growing demand.

"Our hybrid trips are up almost 50% over the past two years," said Eddie Slinin, President of the Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd, one of the largest car service companies in the city. "When we started our Hybrid Limo Express division in 2007, it was to serve a minority of our corporate clients who wanted greener travel options. But it was such a success that we quickly started expanding our hybrid fleet to accommodate demand from AllState, our division that deals with private clients. We now have one of the largest hybrid fleets in the city and we're adding to it constantly."

Fortunately for the Corporate Transportation Group, their early entry in to the market let them avoid the worst of the financing problems that are plaguing many companies as they try to enlarge their hybrid fleets.

Mr. Slinin said "We were an early mover into the hybrid market, and we bought hybrids while many companies were still buying standard town cars. That put our vehicles on the road before the credit crunch made it difficult to secure financing and forced many businesses to delay expansion plans. We have been able to add more vehicles at a reduced rate, but thanks to that early start we now have one of the largest hybrid fleets in the metropolitan area."

The continued strong demand for hybrids through the downturn is due to the growing number of people and companies who want a green transportation alternative. Hybrid Express's fleet includes Lexus RX400 Hybrid SUVs, Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUVs, and Toyota Camry Hybrids, all exceeding the 25 mpg fuel efficiency standard now scheduled to take affect in June 2010. With the average black car getting around 15 miles-per-gallon, a hybrid car uses less than half the fuel as a standard black car. Mr. Slinin explained that "Hybrid black cars are even more fuel efficient than their MPG ratings suggest because black cars spend so much time waiting for a client to arrive or to finish a meeting. They might end up idling for thirty minutes to an hour or more on a given job, and that adds up to a lot of wasted gas in a non-hybrid."

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is waiting until the economy has recovered to push forward with its fuel efficiency requirements, but environmentally conscious consumers can act now by choosing to use hybrids. As long as there are people who care about the impact of their travel choices, companies like CTG will be willing to invest in a hybrid fleet and serve their needs.

More Information:

CTG is a leading provider of ground transportation to Fortune 500 companies, handling half-a-million rides annually and serving 450 cities around the globe. Visit us online at www.corporate-trans.com or call 212-300-6958. CTG's Hybrid Limo Express division has an all hybrid fleet. Call 718-643-333 or visit us online at www.hybridlimo.net for more information about CTG's hybrid fleet.

AllState Car and Limousine Service, a division of CTG, focuses on providing affordable and reliable car service to private customers. AllState was rated the number one car service company by New York Magazine and the Robb Report. Call 212-333-3333 or visit AllState online at www.allstatelimo.com for more information.

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Business, Online Shopping Sites

E-Cigarette Maker Green Smoke Tells FDA to Back Off!

Author: Green Smoke
Dateline: Miami, Florida Mon, 22 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MIAMI, Fla. -- The controversy surrounding electronic cigarettes and the FDA continues. As reported by CNN, New York Times and USA Today, the FDA lost its first battle against e-cigarettes in a federal court and is appealing the ruling. However, e-cigarette maker Green Smoke welcomes the challenge as an opportunity for the industry to prove that the e-cigarette is a healthy alternative to traditional tobacco.”



A R T I C L E:

MIAMI, Fla. /Neotrope News Network/ -- The controversy surrounding electronic cigarettes and the FDA continues. As reported by CNN, New York Times and USA Today, the FDA lost its first battle against e-cigarettes in a federal court and is appealing the ruling. However, e-cigarette maker Green Smoke welcomes the challenge as an opportunity for the industry to prove that the e-cigarette is a healthy alternative to traditional tobacco.

Although Green Smoke and other e-cigarette makers have tested their products with independent laboratories, the FDA and anti-smoking groups have not accepted this evidence of the product's safety. Corporate interests may also be at play, as a higher demand for electronic cigarettes would affect profit gained by powerful tobacco companies and pharmaceutical makers of nicotine products. State governments would stand to lose tax revenue as well.

Green Smoke's electronic cigarette is meant to simulate and improve the smoking experience, without cancer-causing chemicals. It emits an odorless vapor of mostly steam, with ingredients like nicotine, water, propylene glycol (an additive used in cake mixes) and others. Without carcinogenics, it's a healthier alternative to regular tobacco. The nicotine is also available in different strengths.

Since introducing its patented two-piece electronic cigarette, the company has won a loyal base of "green smokers." Jake, a customer in Alabama said, "The idea sounded strange at first, but the benefits added up - save money, smoke almost anywhere and no ash or tar - I love it." That it's a clean cigarette with no ash, butts, odor or second-hand smoke has also won over smokers' families.

But the cost savings are the most talked-about benefit. Tired of paying $5 to $10 per pack, many customers have switched to electronic cigarettes for the dramatic savings gained over time.

About Green Smoke:

Based in Florida, Green Smoke was founded to provide an authentic smoking experience that is less harmful than traditional tobacco. The company offers electronic e-cigarettes, including its patented two-piece design, starter kits and accessories.

For more information, visit www.greensmoke.com .

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Business, Energy, Oil and Gas

Sharewell L.P. Continues to Successfully Deploy its Electro-Trac EM system in Unconventional Basins in the Continental United States

Author: Sharewell L.P.
Dateline: Houston, Texas Mon, 15 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HOUSTON, Texas -- Sharewell L.P. announced that it continues to successfully deploy its Electro-Trac EM system in major producing unconventional basins. The Company's patented, proprietary EM-MWD system has now been successfully deployed in the Rocky Mountains, Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale, and New Albany Shale. The Company's next challenge will be a test in the Eagleford Shale which should occur in the next two weeks.”



A R T I C L E:

HOUSTON, Texas /Neotrope News Network/ -- Sharewell L.P. announced that it continues to successfully deploy its Electro-Trac(TM) EM system in major producing unconventional basins. The Company's patented, proprietary EM-MWD system has now been successfully deployed in the Rocky Mountains, Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale, and New Albany Shale. The Company's next challenge will be a test in the Eagleford Shale which should occur in the next two weeks.

Sharewell's patented EM system is capable of identifying, transmitting and decoding very weak signals. The technology successfully operates at greater depths than other EM systems and in formations not favorable to EM wave propagation. Sharewell believes these capabilities distinguish its EM technology from other EM systems currently in use.

Sharewell's EM technology saves the operator time and money by transmitting data faster than mud-pulse and by providing continuous transmission even while making connections. Unlike traditional mud pulse MWD transmission systems, EM technology does not rely on drilling fluids to transmit pressure pulses to the surface. Because EM systems have no moving parts or fluid restrictions, they are more reliable than conventional mud pulse tools.

Sharewell L.P. is a privately held service and technology company providing premium directional drilling products, services and technology to the oil and gas and pipeline and utility industries worldwide.

For more information on the Company or to learn more about the Company's EM technology please contact Mark West or Greg Turner at 713-983-9818. Website: www.sharewell.com .

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Advertising and Marketing, Business

EquinePro Newsletter: Innovative Marketing Technology Targets Equine Industry

Author: Donna Cheek
Dateline: Newport Beach, California Mon, 15 Feb 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Professional horse trainer and creator Donna Cheek, announced today the launching of EquinePro a marketing system designed specifically for the equine industry. The fully automated online newsletter service allows horse industry professionals to take advantage of the proven strategy of relationship and viral marketing with a 'hands off' approach.”



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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /Neotrope News Network/ -- Professional horse trainer and creator Donna Cheek, announced today the launching of EquinePro(TM) a marketing system designed specifically for the equine industry. The fully automated online newsletter service allows horse industry professionals to take advantage of the proven strategy of relationship and viral marketing with a "hands off" approach.

Ms. Cheek, an equine trainer with 39 years of experience in the horse business, developed EquinePro(TM) to provide an affordable and convenient way for trainers, barn owners and breeders to market their services to the public.

"The equine industry is commonly known to be very labor intensive, with no time to sit at a desk," Cheek explained. "We have no cutting edge options for marketing. I wanted to create something easy and effective that I would use for my own horse business. In this economic climate there is a critical need for all of us in the horse business to adopt some sort of marketing strategy."

EquinePro(TM) provides entertaining and educational content that is appropriate for all disciplines, then twice each month, distributes the newsletter on behalf of the equine professional to their clients and prospective clients. One of the many benefits of this newsletter is that it functions as an electronic business card, keeping products and services at the forefront of the minds of their targeted market. The newsletter will position an equine professional as the local expert while stimulating new referrals and business leads.

According to the American Horse Council, there are approximately 9.2 million horses in the U.S. used for racing, showing, breeding, recreation and sport.

Equine Trainers Newsletter is an online company with offices at 5000 Birch Street, West Tower, Suite 3000, Newport Beach, California 92660.

Visit: www.equinetrainersnewsletter.com .

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Business, Real Estate

Metro Brokers CEO Kevin Levent to speak to Georgia Association of Business Brokers

Author: Georgia Association of Business Brokers
Dateline: Atlanta, Georgia ()

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ATLANTA, Ga. -- The president and CEO of Georgia's largest real estate company, Kevin Levent of Metro Brokers, will tell Georgia's business brokers how he decided to rebrand and join forces with two national brokerages in late 2009. Metro Brokers CEO Levent will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers at their meeting Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the South Terraces Conference Center.”



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ATLANTA, Ga. /Neotrope News Network/ -- The president and CEO of Georgia's largest real estate company, Kevin Levent of Metro Brokers, will tell Georgia's business brokers how he decided to rebrand and join forces with two national brokerages in late 2009. Metro Brokers CEO Levent will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers at their meeting Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the South Terraces Conference Center, 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, GA, 30346.

The meeting is open to the public at no charge; networking time begins at 9:45 a.m. with a complimentary light breakfast before the 10:30 a.m. meeting.

Levent made business headlines in December when he terminated the Metro Broker's lengthy relationship with GMAC Real Estate and signed a new long-term agreement with Coldwell Banker Commercial and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The move added about 150 agents immediately, giving the firm more than 2,000 agents across 27 regional offices.

Levent said he and his staff worked "constantly for months on creating this opportunity to re-invent, re-establish, leverage our strengths and re-launch when others are attempting to rely foolishly on past success and outdated methods."

"We launched a new, faster, easier to use website that the agents love," said Levent. The move turned Metro Brokers into Atlanta's first dual-branded real estate broker. For residential real estate, Levent's company is now Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. For commercial real estate, they're Coldwell Banker Commercial Metro Brokers.

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.

About Kevin Levent:

Kevin Levent is the President and CEO of Metro Brokers, Inc., a recognized name and force in all facets of real estate brokerage in the greater Atlanta marketplace for over 30 years. Kevin joined the company 25 years ago as a sales associate and assumed his present role 14 years ago. Since that time the company has grown from 600 sales associates to over 2,000 working from 27 office locations throughout the region. Among several major benchmarks and achievements, Metro Brokers made national business headlines last year when Kevin terminated the company's long term relationship with GMAC Real Estate and signed a new long term agreement with Coldwell Banker Commercial and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

The company operates a unique business model based on dual branding with centralization of processes driven by technology and the belief that traditional real estate companies are the roadblocks to the future (and maybe present) success. The company wholly owns its other core businesses of mortgage, insurance, title, and pre-license school -- all embedded into the structure of the company.

Levent is considered a visionary by sales associates as well as many industry leaders, especially in the area of technology. He is also responsible for designing the most exciting new real estate offices in the South, featuring custom Italian light fixtures, modern art and furniture, loft style exposed rafters and ceiling conduits, elliptical coffee bars and private viewing rooms.

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