Insurance

Long Term Care Resources Offers Long Term Care Benefits to Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Members

Author: Long Term Care Resources
Dateline: Thu, 29 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DETROIT, Mich. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Long Term Care Resources (LTCR), the national leader in marketing LTC insurance through affinity groups and employers, and Dick Carr and Associates have partnered to bring Long-Term Care insurance benefits to members of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.”



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DETROIT, Mich. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Long Term Care Resources (LTCR), the national leader in marketing LTC insurance through affinity groups and employers, and Dick Carr and Associates have partnered to bring Long-Term Care insurance benefits to members of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Long Term Care Resources - (c) Send2PressThe Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society of women educators. The society promotes personal and professional growth of its members and excellence in education.

Leveraging the buying power of the Delta Kappa Gamma's 100,000+ members, LTCR has negotiated with top carriers in the marketplace to offer exclusive discounts to members and their families. The Delta Kappa Gamma program will offer a choice of carriers, ensuring that each member has a variety options to select a plan to suit her individual needs.

"We are pleased to offer this valuable Long-Term Care program to Society members," said Dick Carr. "Delta Kappa Gamma members have worked hard as educators. It is important to us to offer this long-term care program which can help manage the financial risks should they someday need care."

Dr. Barbara Day, Delta Kappa Gamma International President, said, "Our partnership with LTCR is ideal for our members because it allows for an educational process, a choice of carriers and special member-only discounts. We believe in education, in choices and the best price we can find."

The LTCR nationwide delivery system ensures that each Delta Kappa Gamma member is handled on a local, personalized level. Each member is educated about the cost of care in her local area, and individual needs are addressed to determine if Long-Term Care insurance is appropriate for her circumstances.

"We want each member to understand the risks with LTC and have her questions answered so she is comfortable with her planning decisions," said Rick Leonard, president of LTCR. "We explain The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International program and its discounts, then help each member tailor it to her personal needs."

LTCR has over 3,000 agents throughout the country and over 400 top-tier LTC specialists dedicated to affinity programs such as The Delta Kappa Gamma. Affinity groups, human resources brokers or employers interested in offering a customized LTC program may call 1-888-822-6841 for more information.

LTCR works with over 100 affinity groups including alumni, professional, and fraternal organizations. LTC Specialists interested in participating in these programs should contact LTCR at 800-298-9208.

To learn more about LTCR, visit: www.LTCR.com.

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SaaS, CMS, and Web Software

Premier Global Honor Society Implements wyndstorm(TM) Social Network Suite to Deliver Valuable Member Needs

Author: YFonGlobal, LLC
Dateline: Thu, 29 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Golden Key International Honour Society has selected YFonGlobal, a leading-edge provider of turnkey social networking solutions, to build and host its new social network, entitled MyGK. With the new agreement, Golden Key will be able to provide a dynamic social network, specifically tailored to its 1.7 million members worldwide.”



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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Golden Key International Honour Society has selected YFonGlobal, a leading-edge provider of turnkey social networking solutions, to build and host its new social network, entitled MyGK.

>With the new agreement, Golden Key will be able to provide a dynamic social network, specifically tailored to its 1.7 million members worldwide. Slated for launch in May 2007, Golden Key plans to roll out their social network as part of its 30th anniversary. A key reason for selecting wyndstorm(TM) is the ability to customize the social network application to meet detailed needs of this elite student organization. wyndstorm's privacy and security features allow MyGK to moderate community dynamics so that a consistent tone and culture can prevail. This is crucial as the Society serves members who will use this forum to connect with others for collaboration in performing research, publishing, career networking or simply socializing.

"Our partnership with YFonGlobal will provide our members with a feature-rich online community that will provide a safe place for online socializing, exploration, and collaboration among students around the world - one of the core fundamentals of Golden Key," according to Golden Key CEO, Alex Perwich. "With wyndstorm, we will be able to roll out a safe and secure community, which is important to our members. It is also important that our members and staff have played an active role in the social network design process, so that MyGK will closely reflect their needs in terms of look, feel and online interaction."

A distinguishing feature of the MyGK social network is the integrated "click-to-call" feature, enabling community members to call each other, for free, while online from any computer, from anywhere around the world. That same functionality will also allow members to benefit from very low-priced phone calling for community members using the MyGK Voice calling service (VoIP) - a real bottom-line value to our students," explained Perwich.

"We welcome the opportunity to partner with Golden Key on this rewarding program. Providing a safe environment that brings Golden Key members together from around the world to learn, share, work, and play with tools for online collaboration and communication is what wyndstorm is all about. We are looking forward to working with Golden Key to incorporate input from its members into the design of this global community," said YFonGlobal President and CEO Marian Sabety. "MyGK represents the type of value that wyndstorm can bring to private-branded online communities," said Sabety.

About Golden Key
Golden Key International Honour Society is the premier college/university honor society in the world, with more than 1.7 million members and 353 chapters in the United States, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. The global nonprofit organization provides academic recognition to college juniors and seniors in the top 15 percent of their class, as well as leadership development opportunities, community service, career networking and scholarships.

Membership into the Society is by invitation only to students in all fields of study. Golden Key was founded in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Society is a member of ACHS, the Association of College Honor Societies. For more information, visit www.goldenkey.org.

About YFonGlobal, LLC
YFonGlobal, a Washington D.C.-based company, provides turnkey social networking technology tightly integrated with Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) IP network solutions for affinity marketing leaders. Using their wyndstorm(TM) hosted application, clients can rapidly tailor and privately brand their custom social network by selecting from over 22 pre-built, pre-tested function modules.

wyndstorm(TM) provides search, security, click-to-call, consumer-posted content licensing, and other value-add features that provide high value collaboration and programming for private brand marketing. For more information about YFonGlobal, LLC, visit www.yfonglobal.com.


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Telecommunications and VoIP

TechGenii, Inc. Provides Mobile Alerts and Festival Voting for the Eerie Horror Film Festival

Author: TechGenii, Inc.
Dateline: Thu, 29 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TechGenii, Inc., an industry leader in digital media and interactivity, today announced that it will provide mobile alerts and mobile voting during the Eerie Horror Film Festival, October 10th through October 14th, 2007, at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, PA.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TechGenii, Inc. (www.TechGenii.com), an industry leader in digital media and interactivity, today announced that it will provide mobile alerts and mobile voting during the Eerie Horror Film Festival, October 10th through October 14th, 2007, at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, PA.

TechGenii - (c) Send2PressTechGenii will add mobile alerts throughout the festival so that horror fans will know film show times. TechGenii will also have a festival audience award, where horror fans can vote for their favorite horror film; the winner will be announced at midnight on Sunday, October 14th, 2007.

"I am very excited to add an interactive component to the Eerie Horror Film Festival," Barbara Bickham, Founder and CEO of TechGenii, Inc., said.

The Eerie Horror Film festival will be showing a minimum of 40 films over the course of five days. It is an internationally-recognized event that takes place each year in the city of Erie and showcases independent horror, science fiction and suspense films from around-the-world; screenwriting and video game development are also a focus.

During the festival, fans can meet with their favorite celebrity guests, purchase items from vendors and participate in several workshops at the Carnival of Carnage Expo Room.

"I am thrilled that our festival is partnering with TechGenii for the 2007 season. I have no doubt that the addition of text messaging will provide our audiences with a unique and entertaining experience and will allow them to be more actively involved in the proceedings. I look forward to working with TechGenii for years to come," Greg Ropp, President and Director of the Eerie Horror Film Festival, said.

DreadCentral.com is also going to be partnering with festival organizers and TechGenii. They are the premier web site for breaking news, original content and are an active community in the world of horror - covering movies, DVDs, games, collectibles, live events and music.

"We are very excited to work with TechGenii and the Eerie Horror Film Festival to enable a mobile voting component. Because our loyal fans are responsible for making DreadCentral.com the premier online destination for horror, it is natural that we want to help augment their enjoyment of horror entertainment with interactive features," KW Low, General Manager of DreadCentral.com, said. "We will be actively promoting this unique experience to our community and all horror fans."

TechGenii helps media and entertainment companies create revolutionary digital media and interactive content strategies.

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

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Music and Recording Industry

The Blankies Release Three New Albums

Author: Power Arts Company, Inc.
Dateline: Thu, 29 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Power Arts Company, Inc. release a three album series for the Kindergarten and Pre-K crowd performed by a new cartoon band called The Blankies(TM). The songs not only overcome the 'babyish' sound of most children's music, they also address three important uses of music.”



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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Power Arts Company, Inc. release a three album series for the Kindergarten and Pre-K crowd performed by a new cartoon band called The Blankies(TM). The songs not only overcome the "babyish" sound of most children's music, they also address three important uses of music.

The Blankies - (c) Send2PressThe "Learn" album (UPC 634479425264) addresses the need for solid educational content. What's different here is the use of fill-in-the-blank style lyrics that help build listening and recall skills by giving listeners a chance to figure out answers on their own. Songs about days, months, seasons, senses, insects and rhymes use this technique.

A Kindergarten teacher in Leawood, Kansas says, "These songs would be attractive to kids who don't 'buy into' the traditional approach to learning."

The "Action" album (UPC 634479425257) promotes physical activity. With tunes like "Robot," "Head, Nose, Belly Button, Toes," "Pick It Up," "Jump, Walk, Spin," and "Pretend You're In the Game," kids can sharpen their coordination and listening skills while exercising. Parents that helped test the songs with their families said they "made for some fun silly dancing" and "grabs the attention of kids right off the bat."

The "Peace" album (UPC 634479425240) offers slower tempo songs that encourage calm and relaxation. Lyrics to songs like "Courtesy," "You Can Do It," "Be Nice," "Best Friends" and "Thank You" promote kindness, positive self-esteem, friendship and global citizenship. "I've listened to this CD at least 50 times for my own personal entertainment," says Bryan Mace, co-producer of The Blankies. "I've also found that the dreamy production quality and the universal messages are a hit with my adult friends, most of whom are 40 years older than the target audience."

All three albums feature the character voices of Cora, Fiora, Zodi and Zip. Each singer has a style and personality of his or her own which adds variety from song to song. The Blankies' music combines an assortment of sounds and styles ranging from Pop, Adult Contemporary, Electronic and R&B with the goal of appealing to adults too.

The web site, www.theblankies.com, provides music samples, games and information about the performers. All songs are available on CD for $10.99 each or as digital downloads. CDs can also be purchased by calling CD Baby at 1-800-BUY-MY-CD.

The Blankies' are produced by Power Arts Company, Inc. (www.powerartscompany.com), an independent music label specializing in educational children's music. The company started in 2004 with another cartoon band called Teacher and the Rockbots(R), which has four albums for the elementary school market. The label is distributed nationally by New Sound, a division of Allegro Music and Rounder Kids.

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Awards and Honors

Solution to Public Nausea Receives Inventor’s Award

Author: As We Grow LLC
Dateline: Wed, 28 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “FORT MYERS, Fla. - Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Anxiety. Panic. Embarrassment. No more! Inventors Jodi and Jim Carr, of As We Grow LLC, both suffered from morning sickness. Jodi was getting sick from morning sickness, but they both suffered the consequences. They patented their solution to public nausea, a discreet durable bag with plastic disposable liners.”



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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Anxiety. Panic. Embarrassment. No more! Inventors Jodi and Jim Carr, of As We Grow LLC, both suffered from morning sickness. Jodi was getting sick from morning sickness, but they both suffered the consequences. They patented their solution to public nausea, a discreet durable bag with plastic disposable liners, an extra large opening and a zippered pocket for clean up supplies. Jodi comments, "I discovered it effectively reduces anxiety. I was relaxed, confident and mess free."

Red E Bag - (c) Send2PressThe Red E Bag is a comfort to people experiencing morning sickness, motion sickness, cancer, migraines and the flu. It's a handy travel accessory.

On March 21, 2007, Edison Inventors Association, Incorporated awarded the 2006 Sotenberg Grant to Jodi Carr. Longtime president, Dr. Gary Nelson, explains, "We are privileged to offer a limited number of $2,000 grants to qualified first time patentees on behalf of the late J. Sotenberg. Mr. Sotenberg recognized the financial hurdles imposed by the U.S. Patent System and wished to ease the burden for inventive Americans."

He continues, "Jodi Carr is the 2006 recipient of this Grant due to her efforts in creating a realistic and in-depth business plan plus an outstanding presentation before the members of the Edison Inventors Association. Jodi's compassion shines through her creative product, the Red E Bag, helping distressed people cope with dignity and good hygiene."

Edison Inventors Association Incorporated was founded in Fort Myers, Florida in 1992. They are members of the United Inventors Association and with the support from the City of Fort Myers meet monthly at the prestigious Edison-Ford Estates Museum. The association is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorate and advance the inventive and entrepreneurial spirit of Thomas Alva Edison. More information can be found on their web site, www.edisoninventors.org.

As We Grow LLC owns the trademark and patent for the Red E Bag. They are certified as a woman-owned business through Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and contribute to American Cancer Society with sales of their copyrighted Robert Coval Note Cards. Robert Coval was the photographer for the note cards and Jodi's father who had cancer.

Their nausea bag is available in black and pink and retails for $15.95 at www.redebag.com and at select e-commerce and retail stores.

For more information, contact Jodi Carr, (239) 822-2956 or jodicarr@redebag.com.

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Legal and Law

RegisterFly Scandal Culminates in Class Action Lawsuit

Author: The Dummit Law Firm
Dateline: Wed, 28 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Yesterday, a U.S. District Court judge unsealed a class action lawsuit (case #07cv00188) against Internet domain registrar RegisterFly along with the corporation charged with accreditation and oversight of registrars, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), among others. The lawsuit (Anne Martinez v RegisterFly, ICANN et. al.) filed by Attorney E. Clarke Dummit alleges that RegisterFly has systematically defrauded its customers who attempted to register or renew Internet domain names.”



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More than 75,000 individuals have already lost their Internet domain names registered through RegisterFly.com - New class action lawsuit seeks to protect up to a million more from the same fate

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Yesterday, a U.S. District Court judge unsealed a class action lawsuit (case #07cv00188) against Internet domain registrar RegisterFly along with the corporation charged with accreditation and oversight of registrars, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), among others. The lawsuit (Anne Martinez v RegisterFly, ICANN et. al.) filed by Attorney E. Clarke Dummit alleges that RegisterFly has systematically defrauded its customers who attempted to register or renew Internet domain names, causing them to lose their domain names, finances, and even entire businesses.

The lawsuit was initially sealed due to fears of retribution by RegisterFly.com towards plaintiff Anne Martinez for filing the suit, but since then other concerns have become more pressing, and the case was opened to the public.

Lead Plaintiff Anne Martinez fears that RegisterFly is likely to cause the loss of her website GoCertify.com, which is the primary source of support for her and her children. The GoCertify.com domain, which had a scheduled expiration date of March 18, 2007, according to Registerfly, could not be renewed (even though Anne was charged for the service of having that done), was refused transfer to a different registrar, and has had Anne's ownership information completely removed or concealed from public databases as well as made inaccessible to her. Martinez says, "If Medina illegally shuts down my registration, I could end up losing my business that has supported me for years, and even my home, and I am only one of thousands of people in this same situation. I can not just stand by and let this happen."

Long before the allegations of misuse of RegisterFly funds by company owner Kevin Medina for such things as escort service; a liposuction procedure; a penthouse apartment in Miami, Florida; and a $6,000 Chihuahua dog, RegisterFly had already earned a growing reputation for allegedly failing to renew or transfer domain names, respond to customer support issues, and double or triple charge for services never delivered. It was clear that RegisterFly was in trouble, and the accreditation agency of registrars, ICANN, knew it, but ICANN did not perform its duty to protect the public and continued to accredit RegisterFly and allow it to perform as a registrar.

In fact, ICANN, which collects a fee for every domain sold through its accredited registrars, did not give notice of termination of ICANN's accreditation of RegisterFly until the day AFTER attorney Dummit served ICANN with this class action lawsuit. This provides further evidence that it is time for the American Legal System to step in and reign in this outrageous, illegal behavior that has already harmed many people around the world, and threatens to damage many more.

"I only hope that this situation can be brought under control before it becomes even worse, and that the agents responsible for all of this harm and heartache will be held accountable for what they have done," says Martinez.

More information: www.registerfly-lawsuit.com.

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Home and Garden

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show Showcases Cutting-Edge Green Products and Homes

Author: CA Boom Design Show
Dateline: Tue, 27 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Mar. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California has always been a leader in the environmental movement, having pushed the development and sales of electric and hybrid cars, solar power and the use of recycled materials. Californians now want to take that green consciousness home. CA Boom 4 offers one venue where over 100+ exhibitors, many of whom will feature ecologically friendly products, will showcase their wares.”



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Exhibitors offer the latest in green materials, technologies and manufacturing

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Mar. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California has always been a leader in the environmental movement, having pushed the development and sales of electric and hybrid cars, solar power and the use of recycled materials. Californians now want to take that green consciousness home. CA Boom 4 offers one venue where over 100+ exhibitors, many of whom will feature ecologically friendly products, will showcase their wares.

green home materials - (c) Send2PressThe show's philosophy of the holistic design lifestyle includes products and materials for the home, office, landscape and beyond: from sophisticated children's furniture that won't clash with the rest of the house to pieces made of eco-friendly materials to innovative surfaces and finishes.

A small selection of these exhibitors and architects include:
    - OMD: One of 10 modern prefab manufacturers who specialize in green home building

    - W3 Architects: One of several architect firms who have designed environmentally friendly homes.

    - epOxyGreen: Highest quality in sustainable building and design products including flooring, wall covering, paint, rugs, tile and more.

    - epOxybox: Exquisite home decor and furnishings produced by talented artists and craftspeople.

    - Knoend: A new eco-design company dedicated to bringing sustainable solutions into design practices.

    - Viesso: One of many fine furniture companies making furniture using green and sustainable materials.

    - Valcucine: First kitchen design company to exceed EU energy conservation standards.

    - Ready Solar: One of three solar power exhibitors making solar energy more accessible to average consumers.

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show runs March 30 to April 1, 2007, at the Santa Monica Airport's 50's-era Barker Hangar. More than 100 exhibitors will be grouped by discipline. They include: Prefab, Fine Furnishings, Building Accessories, Surfaces & Finishes, Modern Parenting, Giftware & Accessories, Indoor/Outdoor Living and First-Timers. While the show exemplifies the "West Coast" mindset, not all of the designers are from the West Coast (in fact, many national and international manufacturers have joined CA Boom's original lineup of boutique exhibitors).

To create the CA Boom Design Show, founder Charles Trotter drew on his 20-year career as an event producer, scenic and lighting designer and entrepreneur and his passion for promoting good design. While working for international clients including Mercedes-Benz and DaimlerChrysler, Trotter was impressed by the way that European companies approached tradeshows. The Europeans understood the value of communicating directly with the end-user by including them in tradeshows. In 2002, Trotter came up with the idea that would become CA Boom.

The result was an independent, forward-thinking design show that harnessed the sophisticated event marketing expertise that was previously out of reach to all but the largest corporations and associations and made it available to a community that was under served, namely, young architects, furniture designers and product designers.

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 or $200 for a three-day tour pass.

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, please visit www.caboomshow.com.

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Reports and Studies

Call Centers to Increase Focus on People in Coming Year

Author: Centerserve
Dateline: Tue, 27 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOVELAND, Colo. - Mar. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to the 2007 Call Center Best Practices Benchmarking Reports from leading contact center research firm Centerserve(R), key findings show that customers are the number-one driver of contact center changes. Featuring 250 companies from 51 countries, the reports show that 'improving the customer experience' was listed by call center managers as the top priority.”



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LOVELAND, Colo. - Mar. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to the 2007 Call Center Best Practices Benchmarking Reports from leading contact center research firm Centerserve(R) (http://www.call-center.net), key findings show that customers are the number-one driver of contact center changes. Featuring 250 companies from 51 countries, the reports show that "improving the customer experience" was listed by call center managers as the top priority for their organizations in the coming 12 to 24 months.

Centerserve - (c) Send2PressAdditionally, an analysis of Centerserve's four benchmarking reports over the past eight years shows a trend toward a people-oriented focus. In an attempt to improve both employee and customer satisfaction, contact centers are spotlighting progressive training and coaching plans as well as enhanced quality monitoring programs to advance the skills of their agents.

Other findings in Centerserve's 2007 Call Center Best Practices Reports include process changes with the greatest positive impact on customers, current performance levels and goals for common key performance indicators (KPIs), top qualities to look for when hiring agents and lessons learned from outsourcing. Designed to provide contact center managers and executives with key data to improve the operations and performance of their centers, the 2007 Call Center Best Practices Reports are divided into three key areas: Benchmarks in Call Center Operations, How to be a Great Call Center Manager and Improving Call Center Best Practices.

The 2007 reports are the fourth in a series of research projects Centerserve has conducted in the call center field. In its 1999, 2001 and 2004 Call Center Best Practices Benchmarking studies, the company collected data from over 650 organizations in 50 countries. Participants in this year's study included IBM, AOL, United Airlines, Morgan Stanley and the Dow Chemical Company, among others.

Sponsored and conducted by Centerserve and the Call Center Learning Center and co-sponsored by Strategic Contact(R) (http://www.strategiccontact.com), the reports were developed with three primary goals: To uncover the most effective management practices in call centers today; to reveal the most current performance objectives and results (KPIs) for call centers by industry; and to identify the operational and managerial changes that have the greatest impact on customer satisfaction, call center efficiency and revenue contributions.

The 2007 Call Center Best Practices Reports are divided into three areas focusing on operations, management and business processes (for more information visit call-center.net/ccstudypractices.htm or call 970-669-6554).

Report sections and topics include:

Benchmarks in Call Center Operations Report
    * Performance objectives and results (KPIs)
    * Past improvement initiatives
    * Future directions and improvements
    * Reporting and analytics
    * Home-based/remote agents
    * Demographics

How to be a Great Call Center Manager Report
    * Management practices: Supervisors/team leaders
    * Management practices: CSRs/agents
    * Hiring and recruiting
    * CSR/agent training
    * Motivation and incentive programs
    * Communication
    * Home-based/remote agents
    * Demographics

Improving Call Center Business Processes
    * Workforce management
    * Quality monitoring
    * Process improvement
    * Outsourcing
    * Demographics

About Centerserve(R)
Founded in 1994, Centerserve is a leading supplier of call center benchmarking reports and research-based toolkits. The company also sponsors the Call Center Learning Center, an online call center resource community. Centerserve is respected in the contact center industry as a provider of benchmarking reports, toolkits for call center consultants, and handbooks for employees and managers. Learn more at www.call-center.net.

About Strategic Contact(R)
Strategic Contact is an independent call center consulting firm that helps companies optimize the strategic value of their customer contact technology and operations. Strategic Contact's services help clients achieve their business goals through planning and execution of projects such as voice over IP migration planning, call center outsourcing strategy, information technology planning, and virtual call center design. For more information, visit www.strategiccontact.com.

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Story Title: Call Centers to Increase Focus on People in Coming Year
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Online Shopping Sites

Former Marine Offers New Line of High-Quality Military Gear

Author: Global Tactical Solutions, Inc.
Dateline: Mon, 26 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mar. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Failed military backpacks, poor stitching, and plastic gun holsters are some of the few reasons that former Marine, Mike Bornfriend, is now the president of the Military Gear Division of Global Tactical Solutions (GTS), in Oceanside, CA.”



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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mar. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Failed military backpacks, poor stitching, and plastic gun holsters are some of the few reasons that former Marine, Mike Bornfriend, is now the president of the Military Gear Division of Global Tactical Solutions (GTS), in Oceanside, CA.

Mike Bornfriend - (c) Send2PressBornfriend joined the Marines in 1994 and received his basic training at Paris Island, NC; he served till 2001 in the Third Battalion/Fourth Marines and the First Recon Battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA.

*(Photo Caption: Mike Bornfriend, who served in the Marines in Afghanistan, grew frustrated with some of his military gear and now has his own extensive line of high-quality products.)

After getting out of the military, Bornfriend worked as a police officer and was equally disappointed by the police gear that was issued to him; it was poorly made.

"I decided to start an Internet-based business selling military gear," Bornfriend explained. "I created a web site to sell gear from various manufacturers, but I became frustrated because I wasn't able to obtain the quality products that I knew were so badly needed. For example, I sold holsters, but they were made with plastic inserts, and I knew that making them with heavy-duty ballistic fabric would make the gun fit better and more securely."

Bornfriend approached GTS, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business, and proposed establishing a military gear division. He explained that his goal was to provide the best gear possible to military personnel who risk their lives everyday.

Troy Rhoads, Chief Executive Officer of GTS, and also a former Marine, was immediately excited about the idea, and a new division of GTS was formed.

Today, there is a manufacturing facility with research and development, design, sewing, assembling, customer service, shipping and warehouse personnel.

"We manufacture more than 140 high-quality products," Bornfriend said. "New ideas come to us for new products everyday from military personnel returning from the field, as well as from retailers who sell GTS products."

According to Bornfriend, their competitors' products are often deficient because of the lack of stitching and the poor quality of fabric used; they may only stitch once or twice whereas GTS products are stitched three or four times, depending on the product.

"Our products are also superior because of the material that's used and the labor that goes into them," Bornfriend explained. "Our focus is on building for strength and durability, and not on how rapidly we can produce the product."

Gun holsters are manufactured with ballistic fabric, and a life-time warranty comes with, not only the gun holsters, but all products. All products are made 100 percent in the U.S.

"My motto is, if you build the best, the customers will come, and that's exactly what's happening," Bornfriend explained.

GTS has received numerous accolades for their products and many customers say that GTS gear holds up better than any gear they have ever used; they did not have to switch to something else when they were out in the field and the gear made the difference in tough times.

"It's this kind of feedback that's the reward we get everyday for being in the military gear business and knowing our products can make someone else's life better."

For more information, visit www.globaltacticalsolutions.com.

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Music and Recording Industry

Popular Houston Radio Morning Show Host Releases New CD Under Alter-Ego Mista Madd

Author: Paid in Full Entertainment, Inc.
Dateline: Mon, 26 Mar 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HOUSTON, Texas - Mar. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paid in Full Entertainment, Inc. releases on Tuesday the new CD from DJ / artist Mista Madd which is being distributed by Memphis based Select-o-Hits distribution. The new CD covers various topics and features Houston notables Paul Wall, Slim Thug, HAWK, Lil Flip, Chamillionaire, Shei Atkins and others.”



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CD Addresses Controversy Surrounding the Departure of Former Artists Paul Wall & Chamillionaire Hence the Title 'Still Standing'

HOUSTON, Texas - Mar. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paid in Full Entertainment, Inc. releases on Tuesday the new CD from DJ / artist Mista Madd which is being distributed by Memphis based Select-o-Hits distribution. The new CD covers various topics and features Houston notables Paul Wall, Slim Thug, HAWK, Lil Flip, Chamillionaire, Shei Atkins and others. The production is handled by Tha Beatco. production team headed up by Platinum producer / Re-mixer Crazy C. of such late nineties acts as Goodie Mob, Naughty By Nature, OutKast and Wu-Tang Clan to name a few.

Mista Madd - (c) Send2PressThe CD features the 1st single "After the Club" which features the vocals of the late Houston rapper Hawk and local R&B artist Dallas. The single has been getting massive airplay at local station KBXX and is top-3 in requests. The album also has cuts addressing the rumors that his label was financially broke after losing two of its high profile stars Paul Wall & Chamillionaire.

"I just wanted to streets to know that I and the label are Still Standing, we are still here and are as strong as ever," stated Mista Madd in a recent interview. "There was a lot of controversy surrounding their departure, but it was amicable," says Mista Madd.

Mista Madd is currently preparing to shoot a video for the single as well as fielding requests to do shows. Mista Madd's last CD "Mista Madd & Tha Supa Thugs" sold over 70,000 units independently riding off its hit "Down South" featuring Slim Thug and YungStarr.

Mista Madd sets out to prove that he is "Still Standing" which will be in stores March 27.

Mista Madd is a rap artist and the lead shareholder of Paid in Full Entertainment, Inc., which has numerous titles in it's catalogue, hot underground R&B artist Shei Atkins, and is responsible for the initial nationwide visibility of Paul Wall & Chamillionaire. Mista Madd can be heard weekdays on KBXX 97.9 The Box in Houston as the #1 urban Morning show Jock in the city Madd Hatta.

More information: www.paidinfullentertainment.net.

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