Employment, HR and Outsourcing

HotGigs Inc. Enhances Website with Web 2.0 Features to Further Streamline the Staffing Supply Chain

Author: HotGigs Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 31 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HotGigs Inc., an innovator in web-based staffing solutions, has upgraded its online staffing exchange HotGigs.com, adding new tools and capabilities, such as the ability to compare billable hourly rates for a large variety of consulting professions.”



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Launch Coincides with HotGigs' 2007 Growth Strategy

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HotGigs Inc., an innovator in web-based staffing solutions, has upgraded its online staffing exchange HotGigs.com (www.hotgigs.com), adding new tools and capabilities, such as the ability to compare billable hourly rates for a large variety of consulting professions.

(c) Send2PressHotGigs.com provides a real-time online marketplace to help North American employers and staffing firms efficiently outsource to North American workers. The release of the new site coincides with HotGigs' 2007 growth strategy, following on the company's landmark achievement of registering its 50,000th consultant, listing more than $500 million in billable contract opportunities from North American companies and staffing firms.

HotGigs has extended its highly regarded bill rate comparison tool to the public, making it available to any visitor on the site. The tool allows users to compare the rates paid for contractors with desired skills and experience levels.

The redesigned and easier to use HotGigs.com provides separate portals for each of the exchange's three distinct audiences - consultants, hiring companies and staffing firms. Each portal features Web 2.0 enhancements such as RSS content syndication, blogs, social networking, data on skills in demand and automated agents for marketing contractor opportunities and resources across 17 workforce categories, including IT, healthcare, HR, creative, marketing, accounting, financial and administrative.

Consultants and contractors who join the HotGigs.com exchange can market their services to more than 19,000 companies and staffing firms, and broadcast their availability for new projects to previous and potential clients. They can include ratings from past employers, customized search agents, peer networking tools, and one-click contact between employers and contractors.

HotGigs has also launched informational blogs to help exchange members better manage the staffing process. Noted authors contribute to HotGigs.com's blogs, among them highly respected executive search and organizational consulting authority Lou Adler and contingent workforce industry expert Elaine Taylor of iLogos Research.

"We're helping highly skilled professionals build, manage and grow their consulting businesses while taking the pain out of the process of recruiting and managing contingent workers," said HotGigs co-founder and CEO Doug Berg. "The new site adds tremendous value in the way they do business with one another."

About HotGigs Inc.
HotGigs Inc. delivers web-based staffing solutions that help companies manage their staffing supply chain. The HotGigs.com (www.hotgigs.com) staffing exchange is a free service for companies that simplifies contract and full-time staffing from HotGigs network of 13,000+ staffing & consulting firms and 50,000+ consultants.

HotGigs ContractCentral solution (www.contract-central.com) provides companies with a centralized portal to automate sourcing and management of contract resources from their private network of preferred staffing vendors. Its Jobs2Web product (www.jobs2web.com) helps companies drive top candidates directly to their corporate career sites from top search engines and free job posting sites, allowing them to build their own private candidate communities.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company was founded in 2003. www.hotgigs.com.

HotGigs, HotGigs Inc., the HotGigs logo, Jobs2Web and ContractCentral are trademarks or registered trademarks of HotGigs Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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Directories and Portals

Shop4Humanity is an Online Business Directory with a Heart

Author: Shop4Humanity
Dateline: Tue, 30 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “RALEIGH, N.C. - Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Shop4Humanity is a new and unique online directory that promotes businesses that give to charity. Whether the consumer is interested in a cure for cancer, better education, or world peace, Shop4Humanity.com offers a broad range of cause-related categories that are sure to encompass every interest.”



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RALEIGH, N.C. - Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Shop4Humanity (www.Shop4Humanity.com) is a new and unique online directory that promotes businesses that give to charity. Whether the consumer is interested in a cure for cancer, better education, or world peace, Shop4Humanity.com offers a broad range of cause-related categories that are sure to encompass every interest.

(c) Send2Press"Shop4Humanity.com is a new concept that differs from other sites by encouraging people to shop at businesses that give back to the community," Michelle Dunston, founder explained. "There is no compiled directory out there where people can go to and find a comprehensive, yellow-page style listing of such businesses."

Dunston started the online directory after a personal experience where a family member had cancer. After some introspection, she realized that it was important to support businesses that donate to local charities.

According to Dunston, charitable businesses seldom receive the elevated recognition that they deserve; Contributions usually go unnoticed to the general public. This is especially the case for smaller companies.

"Industry giants can afford extravagant advertising to broadcast their donations, but smaller companies may lack the major funding," she explained. "My ultimate goal is to provide an affordable platform for smaller businesses to advertise their charitable donations."

The outcome is a win-win situation where charities are financed, businesses are supported, and the consumer can feel good about their purchases.

The site is divided up into the following "cause-related" categories: animals, arts and culture, children and youth, community, disaster relief, education, health and disease, crime prevention, substance abuse, women and much more. Consumers can browse and buy from companies that sponsor their cause.

Shop4Humanity.com has plans for continued expansion. They hope to add more business sponsors in the upcoming months. As an incentive to build clientele, Shop4Humanity.com is currently offering one free annual directory listing for the first business sponsor in each cause-related category.

The listing will include the business name, name of the charity sponsored, and business banner. On a monthly basis, Shop4Humanity.com will send accumulated donation checks to charities.

For more information, please visit: www.Shop4Humanity.com.

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Networks and Encryption

IPv6 Ready Logo Awarded to TeamF1’s Embedded Multi-threaded Network Stack

Author: TeamF1, Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 30 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “FREMONT, Calif. - Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded connectivity and security, today announced that NetF1 - its high performance, feature-rich embedded TCP/IP stack implementation and virtual routing framework - has passed the IPv6 Ready Logo Program's first stage of certification and has received the IPv6 Ready Logo. This key certification validates the product's support for IPv6 mandatory core protocols and interoperability with other IPv6 implementations.”



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Certification Demonstrates TeamF1's Continuing Commitment to Standards for Next-Generation Devices

FREMONT, Calif. - Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the leader in embedded connectivity and security, today announced that NetF1 - its high performance, feature-rich embedded TCP/IP stack implementation and virtual routing framework - has passed the IPv6 Ready Logo Program's first stage of certification and has received the IPv6 Ready Logo. This key certification validates the product's support for IPv6 mandatory core protocols and interoperability with other IPv6 implementations.

(c) Send2PressTeamF1's NetF1 product is an embedded multi-threaded TCP/IP stack implementation designed to add high-performance networking to constrained embedded devices. With IPv4 addresses in short supply, there is an accelerating move to adopt IPv6 in embedded applications. IPv6 also has other important advantages, including built-in security and QoS management, and easier auto-configuration. NetF1 specifically addresses this need by providing an easy and flexible way for embedded devices to leverage its robust, fast and standards-based IPv6 implementation.

"We are very pleased with this most recent certification," said Vinai Kolli, TeamF1's Vice-President of Technology Development. "NetF1's certified interoperability with other standards-based IPv6 implementations significantly reduces deployment risk for our customers. They can be confident that their networking applications are standards-conformant and interoperable with a wide variety of devices in a heterogeneous network."

The IPv6 Ready Logo Program is a global qualification program defined by the IPv6 Forum that ensures products can connect with networks that use the new IPv6 addressing architectures. To obtain the logo, NetF1 was proven to fulfill and satisfy all the test items specified in the Phase 1 test specification including conformance and interoperability tests.

About NetF1
NetF1 is a high performance, feature rich and hardware-acceleration capable embedded TCP/IP stack implementation with an included virtual routing framework. It includes a complete implementation of multi-instance capable TCP, UDP, IP, IPv6, ICMP, and IGMP designed specifically for use in low-resource embedded environments. NetF1 also includes the ability to optionally create highly multi-threaded multiple isolated and managed virtual routers in a single physical system thereby lending itself to use in embedded environments that need to separate out network backplane communication, or in ISP equipment that needs to support multiple routing protocols for multiple customers.

For more product details, please go to www.TeamF1.com/NetF1.htm. NetF1 version 1.1.x is immediately available for licensing directly from TeamF1 and through its channel partners.

About TeamF1
TeamF1, Inc. a privately held corporation headquartered in Fremont, CA, is a leader in high performance embedded networking and security software. TeamF1's products enable secure management of telecom/datacom and industrial equipment, and provide the infrastructure components needed for switching and wireless products in various market segments.

For more information visit the company's website at www.TeamF1.com or contact TeamF1 Public Relations at 510-505-9931 or email pr _at_ TeamF1.com.

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Awards and Honors

Techway Services Receives WBE Rising Star Award

Author: Techway Services, Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 30 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DALLAS, Texas - Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Techway Services, Inc. received the 2007 Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Rising Star Award from the Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS). The award was presented Jan. 23 at the WBCS' 11th Annual Parade of Stars Awards Gala.”



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DALLAS, Texas - Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Techway Services, Inc. (www.techwayservices.com) received the 2007 Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Rising Star Award from the Women's Business Council - Southwest (WBCS). The award was presented Jan. 23 at the WBCS' 11th Annual Parade of Stars Awards Gala.

This particular award recognizes Techway Services, a rapidly growing and innovative women-owned business, as a company to watch on the national scene. Cathi Coan, President of Techway Services, was deeply moved by the award.

"Our involvement with the WBCS has been incredible. The support of other women-owned businesses, the WBCS' incredible staff, and the interest of major corporations who champion diversity have all opened doors us," Coan said.

"The award also validates the work of our staff for expanding Techway's computer recycling solutions and for bringing our innovative EBAN data destruction software to market. We look forward to becoming even more involved with the WBCS in the future."

About Techway Services
Techway Services, Inc. is a leader in the growing onsite electronic data destruction market, and a nationally recognized provider of end-of-life (EOL) IT services for corporations, government entities, universities, and channel partners.

Techway Services provides a full range of EOL services that include reverse logistics, computer remarketing, computer recycling, and electronic data destruction solutions.

For additional information, contact Barry Crossno toll free at 888-832-4929, or visit www.techwayservices.com.

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Uncategorized

ID Solutions Announces Order and Delivery of AFIS Enrollment Licenses for the Initial Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program

Author: ID Solutions, Inc.
Dateline: Mon, 29 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ORLANDO, Fla. - Jan. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orlando, Florida-based ID Solutions (IDS) today reported receipt of a purchase order from the Transportation Security Agency (DHS-TSA) for IDS biometric matching licenses for use in the Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) program. The IDS AFIS technology supports key security functionality within the TWIC program and has been recognized for its combination of top-rated accuracy and value-for-money by governments around the world.”



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TSA Continues With Proven ID Solutions Technology Used in Prior TWIC Pilot and Testing Projects

ORLANDO, Fla. - Jan. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orlando, Florida-based ID Solutions (IDS) today reported receipt of a purchase order from the Transportation Security Agency (DHS-TSA) for IDS biometric matching licenses for use in the Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) program. The IDS AFIS technology supports key security functionality within the TWIC program and has been recognized for its combination of top-rated accuracy and value-for-money by governments around the world.

(c) Send2PressID Solutions has provided the TWIC program licenses since 2005 to execute critical automated fingerprint identification (AFIS) functions, eliminating the possibility of fraudulent or duplicate credentials within the transportation environment. The purchased licenses will support the initial phase of the TWIC program, in advance of formal announcement of award of the main TWIC program. This will permit the successful awardee to begin operations immediately.

Specifically, the IDS AFIS software performs alias checking to eliminate fraudulent enrollments in TWIC whereas high-threat applicants might otherwise be issued multiple secure credentials for access to high-risk areas and capabilities. While the first task order of the main TWIC program covers approximately 850,000 workers with access to sensitive areas of US port operations, the long-term program is expected to extend similar protections to all segments of US transportation infrastructure, including air, land transportation of both people and freight, and critical roadway infrastructure such as tunnels and bridges. Ultimately, estimates of 12-14 million persons may be enrolled, processed and issued TWIC cards.

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has independently tested ID Solutions' AFIS software, and its reports show it to be one of the most accurate technologies available in the world today, on a par with an elite strata of very large multinational vendors of such systems. As such, ID Solutions' AFIS technology represents the maximum "best-value" solution for the US Government and other customers, leveraging world-class accuracy, groundbreaking pricing and the ability to employ low-cost commercially-available hardware to provide the required functionality, performance, and accuracy.

About ID Solutions
ID Solutions was formed in 2003 by a team of biometrics industry veterans with extensive experience in large scale biometric, law enforcement, wireless fingerprinting, computer security, and secure credential issuance projects. ID Solutions' strategy is to take advantage of recent advances in technology to create an AFIS solution with unparalleled accuracy, speed and cost advantages. Since 2003, ID Solutions has provided highly accurate, scalable, and cost-effective credentialing solutions including secure access, voter registration, registered traveler, and border and immigration programs in the US and around the world.

For more information see www.id-sol.com.

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Uncategorized

Simply Sapphires to Auction a Ceylon Sapphire Jewelry Suite to Benefit Doberman Rescue Unlimited

Author: Simply Sapphires LLC
Dateline: Mon, 29 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - Jan. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simply Sapphires will auction off a 18 kt gold and sapphire jewelry suite (necklace, bracelet and earrings) to benefit Doberman Rescue Unlimited (DRU), announced John Tolliver, President and CEO of Simply Sapphires LLC. The auction will be held on the eBay Auction website January 29 - February 7, 2007.”



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WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - Jan. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simply Sapphires will auction off a 18 kt gold and sapphire jewelry suite (necklace, bracelet and earrings) to benefit Doberman Rescue Unlimited (DRU), announced John Tolliver, President and CEO of Simply Sapphires LLC. The auction will be held on the eBay Auction website January 29 - February 7, 2007.

(c) Send2PressSimply Sapphires LLC is an online company that specializes in the sale of natural precious stones to consumers and retailers. The site features Ceylon Sapphires, Tanzanite, Burma Rubies, Boulder Opal, Colombian Emeralds and other fine colored gems. Founded in 1998, Simply Sapphires gained success due to quality stones and superior customer service. www.simplysapphires.com.

This annual fundraising effort was prompted by the death of John's Doberman Pinscher "Val" several years ago. DRU assisted him with turning his dog's terminal illness into a positive step forward by the adoption of other dogs that needed a good home.

About Doberman Rescue Unlimited (DRU)
Since DRU's founding in 1988, this non-profit organization has helped over 1,200 homeless Doberman Pinschers. Many who are rescued suffer from the effects of abuse and neglect with most in poor or life-threatening situations. Each animal taken in by DRU is examined by a veterinarian, tested, treated, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, tattooed with an ID number in case it becomes lost or stolen, and placed.

Pending placement, the animals are kept in foster homes or in various facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Each animal is evaluated carefully before placement to assure that the animal and its new home are a good match.

Other important functions of DRU are public education, animal care and obedience counseling, and training for being placed with the elderly, hearing or sight-impaired. Doberman Rescue Unlimited (DRU) PO Box 184 North Billerica, MA 01862 T: 978.454.9791. www.dru.org.

The auction is open to the public with the bidding beginning at $5. A nominal retail value for this set of jewelry would be well above $3,000.

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Food and Beverages

Cooking Enthusiasts and Foodies Eagerly Await Super Bowl

Author: ChefClub
Dateline: Fri, 26 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BALTIMORE, Md. - Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Super Bowl is right around the corner and that means big parties, funny commercials and delicious appetizers. A Super Bowl party isn't complete without finger foods and tasty treats, something the cooking enthusiasts at ChefClub (www.chefclub.net) will surely have covered.”



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New Website Aims to Quench Mouth Watering Hunger of Each

BALTIMORE, Md. - Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Super Bowl is right around the corner and that means big parties, funny commercials and delicious appetizers. A Super Bowl party isn't complete without finger foods and tasty treats, something the cooking enthusiasts at ChefClub (www.chefclub.net) will surely have covered.

(c) Send2PressIn honor of "The Big Game," the website is holding an appetizer recipe contest that is free to all members. If past prizes are any indication, the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Whether you're looking for new appetizer ideas or think your recipe could win it all, your mouth will be watering just from reading some of the entries.

Here is a recipe posted by cookmeister13 who suggests, "I like to serve this dish with celery sticks and tortilla chips. It tastes just like chicken wings without the mess! Perfect for the big game!"
    Buffalo Chicken Dip:
    1 lb. chicken, boiled and shredded
    2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
    1/2 cup ranch dressing
    3/4 cup hot sauce
    1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

    Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese, ranch and blue cheese dressings.

    Cook and stir until well blended and warm.

    Mix in 3/4 cup shredded cheese.

    Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker (or oven safe serving dish).

    Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.

    Cover and cook on low setting (or at 350 degrees in oven) until hot and bubbly.

About ChefClub
ChefClub.net was created by two hobbyist home chefs - a son and mother duo. When they could not find a suitable online portal for cooking enthusiasts, they teamed up to create one. Although their hometown Baltimore Ravens were eliminated from the NFL playoffs, they'll be rooting for great recipes from ChefClub members to help make this year's game a memorable one.

The website was launched in November of 2006 and at the time of this release had 250+ members. The founders plan to continue the monthly recipe contests, adding a unique theme and twist each time around.

Visitors can join ChefClub for free at www.chefclub.net (membership is not required to browse the collection of recipes and conversation).

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Trade Shows, Fairs and Expos

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show Moves to Larger Site in March 2007

Author: CA Boom Design Show
Dateline: Fri, 26 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For the past three years, the annual CA Boom Design Show has been a must-attend event for both the design trade and savvy consumers of good design. This year, CA Boom 4 will showcase an impressive line-up of fine furniture designers, architects and furniture manufacturers, many of whom will be bringing products that are World, North American or West Coast debuts. ”



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1950's Airplane Hangar to Host Cutting-Edge Design and Architecture Show

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For the past three years, the annual CA Boom Design Show (www.caboomshow.com) has been a must-attend event for both the design trade and savvy consumers of good design. This year, CA Boom 4 will showcase an impressive line-up of fine furniture designers, architects and furniture manufacturers, many of whom will be bringing products that are World, North American or West Coast debuts.

(c) Send2Press"Good design isn't just for the elite, but the well-informed," says CA Boom founder/executive producer Charles M. Trotter. "CA Boom brings early adopters, both trade and consumers, face to face with independent designers and manufacturers who are debuting new products, showcasing their businesses and exemplifying new ways of how we live and how we work."

*(Photo Caption: "The Greenfield Residence, Los Angeles, by Minarc will be featured on CA Boom 4's Design+Architecture Tours." -- Photo credit: Courtesy Minarc.)

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show runs from March 30 to April 1, 2007, at the Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar, with Friday, March 30 being a new "trade-only" day. Also new this year, the floor plan will group related products and services together by discipline including Prefab, Fine Furnishings, Materials, Surfaces & Finishes, Giftware & Accessories, Modern Parenting and Indoor/Outdoor Living. http://www.caboomshow.com/exhibitors/index.php .

In conjunction with the show, CA Boom's innovative Design+Architecture Tour series will showcase exciting, recently completed residential projects in Santa Monica (March 30), Venice (March 31) and West Los Angeles/Mar Vista (April 1).

"Our tours have proven to be an innovative opportunity for a potential client to prescreen five architects in three to four hours and a breakthrough for the architects looking to communicate their services to potential clients, both residential and commercial," says Trotter.

The show also features the return of the Prefab Zone, the only place in the world that connects would-be buyers of prefab with actual manufacturers who can deliver a modernist prefab home. CA Boom's prefab marketplace is unique in that it requires participants to have built a minimum of one prefab home, have their manufacturing and delivery processes in place, and be able to quote prices and write orders. Among the companies returning this year are Living Homes, Clever Homes, Sander Architects, kitHAUS and Marmol Radziner Prefab.

Because CA Boom is a celebration of independent contemporary design as well as a trade show, well-known local DJs will provide a unified soundtrack throughout the three-day event, contributing to a uniquely festive "only-in-California" atmosphere. Based upon past attendance records, CA Boom organizers expect to see a significant increase over last year's 7,500 attendees during the course of the three-day show.

About CA Boom
CA Boom: The West Coast Independent Design Show is North America's only multi-discipline design trade fair and exhibition featuring the best of contemporary architecture and independent design. CA Boom 4 happens Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2007, at the Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Admission is $20; Design+Architecture tour ticket (includes same-day or return visit to the exhibit) is $75 per day or $200 for a three-day tour pass.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets or book flights or hotels, please visit www.caboomshow.com.

Related links, exhibitors:
caboomshow.com/exhibitors/index.php.

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Uncategorized

GSP Starts 2007 with Expansion of Federal Government Affairs Practice

Author: GSP Consulting Corp.
Dateline: Thu, 25 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Jan. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GSP Consulting, a fast-growing government affairs and economic architecture consulting firm today announced the expansion of their Federal Government Affairs practice in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh.”



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Colette Marchesini Pollock Joins as D.C. Executive Director; Alexis Strothman as Consultant in Pittsburgh Office

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Jan. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GSP Consulting, a fast-growing government affairs and economic architecture consulting firm today announced the expansion of their Federal Government Affairs practice in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh.

With an aggressive growth plan in mind for 2007 that includes expanding practice areas and opening new offices, GSP took the first step by bringing on experienced congressional staffer and lobbyist, Colette Marchesini Pollock as its Washington D.C. executive director.

Pollock assumed the role January 15 and leads operations in the capitol. As part of the Federal Government Affairs practice, Pollock and her team in D.C. will support federal initiatives for GSP clients in more than a dozen major cities across the country.

"We set out in 2007 with the aspiration of taking this firm to a new level, and the addition of Colette is a big step in making that happen," company founder Joe Kuklis said. "Colette's experience within the United States Congress, and as a government affairs professional, will give our clients a real advantage in D.C."

Prior to GSP, Pollock was with Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. where she held the position of associate vice president. However, the majority of her experience comes from more than 13 years working with Congressman John Murtha (PA) as a legislative assistant. As part of Murtha's staff Pollock was very involved in education issues related to the Congressman's constituency.

Another addition to the National Federal Practice is former Senator Santorum staffer Alexis Strothman. She joins the team as a government affairs consultant in the Pittsburgh office where she will work closely with GSP Principal Aaron Grau to support the practice and clients across GSP's network of state offices. Strothman, who has a strong legal background, comes to GSP with experience in issues related to veteran's affairs, housing and other social policies.

"With Colette on board and directing our efforts in D.C. GSP has an even stronger presence in the Capitol, allowing us to broaden our service offerings and bring even greater value and results to our clients," GSP Chairman Pat Stewart commented. "With the addition of Alexis here in Pittsburgh, the GSP team will be poised to provide clients with the best government affairs minds in the business."

GSP's Federal Government Affairs practice supports the growing number of GSP State Practice areas that today includes Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Federal Government Affairs practice specializes in identifying and securing government funding, marketing and selling to government customers, affecting regulatory or legislative policy, administering and managing public grants and programs, creating and managing a Political Action Committee, and building a deep and broad government network. Their clients include bioscience and technology companies, non-profits, and manufacturers, among others.

This expansion follows a series of strategic executive hirings in 2006, including Carnegie Mellon University's Jerry Paytas, and Stewart, who joined from Idea Foundry. 2006 was also a year of industry recognition for GSP as the firm was recognized as the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Tech 50 winner in the Service Provider category, and as a Best Places to Work finalist.

More information about GSP can be found online at www.gspconsulting.com.

About GSP Consulting Corp.
Founded in 2001, GSP Consulting Corp. is comprised of three major practice areas: GSP State Government Affairs and Development Services, GSP Economic Architecture, and GSP Federal Government Affairs. Together, these divisions have served hundreds clients and generated hundreds of millions in new revenues for clients and boast a client retention rate of over 80%. Since it's founding, GSP experts have authored revolutionary public policy, designed and launched ground-breaking economic development initiatives, and built longstanding relationships and networks.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, GSP Consulting currently employs 24 people and operates offices in Cleveland, Dover, Del., Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pa., State College, Pa., Lansing, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, Madison, Wisc., and Minneapolis, Minn. Their diverse client portfolio includes technology, manufacturing, life sciences, economic development and non-profit organizations.

For more information visit www.gspconsulting.com or call 412-765-1180.

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Health, Diet and Fitness

John Abdo to Motivate 10,000 Kids at The Rose Bowl

Author: John Abdo
Dateline: Wed, 24 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- If John Abdo has his way 10,000 elementary school children are going to have a day they will never forget! The renowned fitness expert will be providing fun-filled lessons on physical play, that he hopes these kids will take to heart. The Fitness Hall of Fame inductee will be emceeing the Kids Fitness Challenge at the illustrious Rose Bowl, Saturday, January 27th. For Abdo, the opportunity to directly motivate youth on the importance of a healthy lifestyle is something he's passionate about.”



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Renowned Fitness Expert Stresses the Importance of Physical Play at the Kids Fitness Challenge

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- If John Abdo has his way 10,000 elementary school children are going to have a day they will never forget! The renowned fitness expert will be providing fun-filled lessons on physical play, that he hopes these kids will take to heart. The Fitness Hall of Fame inductee will be emceeing the Kids Fitness Challenge at the illustrious Rose Bowl, Saturday, January 27th. For Abdo, the opportunity to directly motivate youth on the importance of a healthy lifestyle is something he's passionate about.

"Our nation's children need help now," stressed the former Olympic trainer. "We must show kids through events such as this that exercise is fun. Physical play with their friends is something every child needs to do every day. That. combined with healthy eating habits, will stop the obesity epidemic now plaguing our children."

Abdo, spokesperson for the Fitness Challenge Foundation, who is sponsoring this event, stated some alarming statistics that every parent needs to be aware of. "In the state of California thirty-eight percent of the children ages nine to 11 are overweight or at a risk of becoming overweight. And close to 74 percent of youth are unfit and only 40 percent of teens meet minimum daily targets for physical activity," he said. "These numbers are comparable all over the country, and we know that poor nutrition and inactivity increase the risks of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer and of course, obesity. But we can do something about it, and events such as this can have a very positive impact on helping kids realize that having a good time will improve their health."

15,000 kids, parents and teachers are expected to participate in the Kids Fitness Challenge, one of the largest kids-focused, non-competitive 5K events in state history. Held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, this event marks the only time in Rose Bowl history that a community event will start and finish on the field inside the bowl. The landmark event will rally Californians to eat healthy and be active to reduce childhood obesity and will feature a variety of notables.

To interview John Abdo about this event or for more information about family fitness please contact Dr. Ken Dachman at 847-424-9150.

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