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    Surface Encounters' open door policy encourages employees to share new ideas to keep the company #1 in the industry

    Utica MI (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- Surface Encounters granite fabricators have been recognized as one of the best companies to work for. During an interview, owner, Chuck Russo, explained how listening to his team is key to employee motivation. They are out in the field, talking to customers and installing new granite countertops. They know what the customer's concerns are and they are the ones who can pass this on to management. Surface Encounters has an open-door policy and they encourage employees to share their issues and opinions freely.

    Surface Encounters granite fabricators attract a skilled, diverse workforce with their employment standards. The company has rigid policies and they perform detailed background checks before hiring anyone to install granite countertops in area homes and businesses. When they find an applicant that that meets their strict criteria, they give them what they rightfully deserve; good pay and respect. They understand that quality employees are hard to find so they provide incentive to keep them long term. High employee turnover can kill the success of a company and cost thousands in hiring and training new help.

    Surface Encounters granite fabricators began in Michigan and have expanded to offer granite countertops in Indianapolis. Surface Encounters (http://www.granitecountertopsuticami.com/) has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies, nationwide, and one of the best to be employed by.

    Surface Encounters showroom is open 7 days a week so consumers can come in any time for a tour and demonstration of the high-tech manufacturing equipment. A trained associate is available to assist in kitchen and bathroom remodeling plans including bars and fireplace surrounds. Visit http://www.halfoffgranite.com/ to learn more.

    About Surface Encounters:
    Surface Encounters has over 100 years accumulated experience fabricating and installing natural stone and granite countertops. Surface Encounters state of the art machinery ensures the highest quality finished product with satisfaction guaranteed. Surface Encounters is dedicated to improving the world one granite countertop at a time. Granite countertops will last a lifetime and never go out of style.

    Contact:

    Surface Encounters
    Chuck Russo
    16280 23 Mile Road
    Macomb, MI 48044
    866-784-8552
    Email: info@surface-encounters.com

    This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- Today INXPO announces a breakthrough in virtual communications technology and introduces a new communications tool called SOCIAL BUSINESS TV - the next generation in webcasting technology offering users the ability to present LIVE and On-Demand content through topic specific channels.

    Designed as a self-service platform, SOCIAL BUSINESS TV makes it easy for anyone with an internet connection and webcam to produce powerful presentations. This virtual platform is changing the way companies engage with internal and external audiences and features social components such as live video, slides, chat, surveys and pols that engage audiences and provide valuable insight in the effectiveness of their programs. With the Industry's best mobile experience, supporting tablets and smartphones via browser or app - users can have the same experience via mobile as they would on a desktop, with the ability to interact with webcasting slides, polling, chat, video, desktop sharing, Q and A and more. In addition to Social Business TV, INXPO released an extension to its Online Events Platform called COMMUNITIES, a 365 day a year environment incorporating social elements to connect users, further enhancing their networking experience.

    With enhancements to INXPO's Webcasting technology, The Program Wizard (a component of Social Business TV, Communities, and Online Events) is a webcasting tool developed to take the guesswork away from setting up a webinar. Users can now follow an EASY 7-step setup process, creating presentations in minutes. The seamless set up and platform navigation allows users to focus on the content and incorporate interactive elements making their presentations fun and engaging.

    "With this release our customers can engage with the self-service webcasting tool to create on the fly live and on demand audio and video presentations as well as upload pre-recorded videos, said Rich Hawkinson, Co-Founder and EVP of Product Services at INXPO. "Add to this the new fully self-service SOCIAL BUSINESS TV product that enables any company regardless of size to create their own always on video broadcast center; our customers have access to the most effective easiest to use communication technologies available. "

    The new product release and technology enhancements has created much excitement as companies have already embraced and are using INXPO's latest technology to broadcast company news, host thought leadership sessions, demonstrate their latest products and even onboard and train new and current employees. With INXPO's industry-leading and award-winning platform companies now have a self-service solution that can help extend their reach quickly with minimal effort.

    About INXPO:

    INXPO is changing the way businesses communicate better with their customers, employees, partners and prospects. The company's next generation webcasting platform changes the way presentations are delivered online. Each webcast can be deployed as a link on a website or in an email, in an online virtual event on the company's award-winning event platform, or as part of an ongoing 365 community inside its Social Business TV product. In addition to delivering audio and video webcasts, INXPO complements these broadcasts with social tools that turn boring presentations into memorable experiences. To date, INXPO has delivered more than 3,000 successful online communications programs for global customers, including Autodesk, Cisco, Freeman, George P. Johnson , Hilton, HIMSS, P&G, PCMA, TechTarget, UBM and the U.S. Department of State. For more information, please visit http://inxpo.com or via Twitter @INXPO

    For sales please email us at salescontact@inxpo.com or call 312-962-3708.

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    Company: INXPO
    Contact: Adam Polaszewski
    Phone: 312-962-0569
    Email: apolaszewski[@]inxpo.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- One of the world's most exciting young athletes has achieved a top three finish at only her second national fitness competition. Rachel Nicole, who is sponsored by FitBodyLife.com, is now just one place away from getting her pro card following her stellar showing at Team Universe 2013; a rarity for those who have been training and competing for such a short time.

    Rachel says, "I have always had a passion for fitness and been involved in the gym. I have had the pleasure of getting to know several competitors in the past, and many suggested that I compete, but because of my modeling career and general lack of knowledge about bodybuilding I didn't have an interest to compete before now.

    "Now I am a fully trained Fit Body Life coach and athlete close to earning my IFBB Pro Card after just three competitive events, two of which were national competitions."

    Rachel Nicole's incredible achievement almost resulted in her becoming an IFBB professional athlete at Team Universe 2013. It is very rare for a newcomer to achieve professional status so early on in their career, but Rachel is a figurehead for reaching goals, smashing targets and growing as an individual.

    The athlete originally became involved in the sport thanks to her fiancé, Disco Brown, he exposed her to the world of bodybuilding by showing her the famous Pumping Iron movie and he collection of Muscular Development Magazines which inspired her to support him in his competing goals. The two pushed each other daily, with intense training regimens and nutrition-packed diets as they worked toward their first competition together. For her first competition, Rachel says she trained six days a week, focusing on each muscle group individually, with the help of her fiancé. "Disco and I designed and tried various workouts to see which ones rendered the best results for our bodies. We really go to know our bodies a lot better and learned a lot about our nutritional needs."

    Since the first competition, Rachel's career as an athlete has gone from strength to strength, and she has received sponsorship and coach status from FitBodyLife.com, a leading fitness and nutrition site with an accompanying coaching program. As an ambassador and coach for the program, Rachel has been able to use her own competitive experiences to help others to learn and grow in their fitness journeys and goals. "Being able to speak from experience or be an example of what you can accomplish is the most rewarding part of coaching," she says.

    Rachel plans on competing in two more shows this season for a shot at her pro card in August 2013 and September 2013. She says, "I was one place away from achieving my goal in becoming an IFBB professional athlete at Team Universe. This is an amazing feeling in that it shows how much I have grown since the previous competition and that I have some room to grow! I really try to focus more on the journey and growth of each show because I feel this is more important than the physical trophy you take home to collect dust on your shelf. The real competition takes place long before you hit the stage and if you aren't willing to make the changes necessary and don't enjoy the process then its not going to pay off. I'm looking forward to Competing again at the end of August for another chance work toward that Pro Card! Anything is possible if you believe in the possibility of it. I hope to learn twice as much from my next show and bring an even stronger package and presence to the stage."

    For more information about FitBodyLife.com, and to track Rachel's progress, visit http://www.FitBodyLife.com

    About FitBodyLife.com: FitBodyLife.com is a powerhouse in the world of fitness and nutrition, with masses of information, advice and tips for those who take training seriously. With an accompanying store and dedicated fitness programme, FitBodyLife.com is the place to be to achieve peak physical conditioning.

    Note to Editors: Issued by Dakota Digital. For further information please contact Rebecca Appleton. Email:dakotadigitalpr@gmail.com or call 01623 428996.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- Book Club Reading List today announced that Pink Slips and Glass Slippers has joined its growing list of titles from which book clubs can schedule the author to attend their meetings. Every quarter, Book Club Reading List circulates a newsletter to book clubs around the United States presenting them with authors that have joined their program. Pink Slips and Glass Slippers offers book clubs a rollicking romp, page-turner, with more twists and turns than a corkscrew roller coaster.

    Mr. Hansen has made himself available by Skype, phone, and in-person (when possible) to attend book club gatherings and discuss his novel, Pink Slips and Glass Slippers. To read more about his book or learn how to schedule a time with Mr. Hansen, please visit his book's page on Book Club Reading List - https://bookclubreading.com/pink-slips-and-glass-slippers/.

    About Pink Slips and Glass Slippers

    Brooke Hart was beautiful, smart, and groomed from birth to deal with adversity. Her widowed father did his best to raise his baby girl to be a strong-minded business woman. Then she found Tanner. Just when her world seemed perfect, everything turned upside down. Following Tanner's tragic death, Brooke joins a start-up company that is developing a cure for the disease that killed the love of her life. Just before the treatment is ready to market, the company is gobbled up by a giant conglomerate. She moves to the acquiring company as its youngest VP and becomes enamored with CEO Chase Allman--only to be betrayed by him. Brooke rebounds again and sets out on a personal journey to discover what will truly make her happy. Sparks fly when she and Chase cross paths again in an unlikely way. Now, they need each other to find an abducted child and save thousands of people.

    About Book Club Reading List

    Book Club Reading List (BCRL) publishes a quarterly newsletter that introduces book clubs to authors who have agreed to make themselves available to participate in book club meetings. Using the author contact details provided on BCRL, book clubs can arrange to have authors attend book club meetings by Skype, telephone, or in-person (when possible). For more information, please visit http://bookclubreading.com/.

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    Company: Book Club Reading List
    Contact: Steven Pojerova
    Email: press@bookclubreading.com


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    CONTACT: Jim Farrell, PR First, 781-681-6616, jfarrell@prfirst.com

    August 18 Bedford, NH "Try-Athlon" will help The Friends of Aine Foundation in mission to build center for grieving children

    BEDFORD, NH, (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- For David, Christine and Bella Phillips, the August 18 event they are organizing - a "Try-Athlon" for youngsters up to age 14 -is designed to help other families cope with some of the heartache their family has personally suffered.

    The Friends of Aine Foundation (www.friendsofaine.com) was established to help fund Centers of support, safety and compassion for children who feel alone because their brother, sister, mother or father died too soon. The Foundation is working with Home Health and Hospice Care in Merrimack to establish its first center at their location, and has a fundraising goal of $50,000 to help launch the center.

    To help reach that goal, the Foundation will host its first ever "Try-Athlon" athletic competition on August 18, at the Bedford Town Pool and High School, with the race beginning promptly at 8 a.m. The race is open to children up to age 14. The entry fee is $25.00 prior to race day and $30 on the day of the event. For the first age group, which goes up to and including age 10, the event is a 25-yard swim, a half mile run and a one-mile bike ride. For the second age group, from 11-14, the event includes a 50-yard swim, a one mile run and two mile bike ride. All entrants receive a race shirt and a Friends of Aine Bracelet.

    Funds received from the entry fees, donations and the sponsorships for the Try-Athlon, will go toward the establishment of the first Center in Merrimack.

    "We're looking at this as an opportunity for kids to have fun, be successful, and to raise money," Christine said, adding, "We hope to develop this into a larger, annual event."

    David and Christine's daughter, Aine, died August 10, 2010 at the age of 8, as a result of an undiagnosed lung disease. The family understands firsthand what can happen if a disease is undiagnosed as it was in Aine's case. The loss of their beloved Aine had even further ripple effects because of the effect it had on Aine's sister, Bella, who was 5½ at the time.

    Christine recalls, "Bella entered kindergarten two weeks after her sister died. They were supposed to ride the bus together, find each other on the playground or pass each other in the halls. Instead, Bella was on her own. Numerous times over the past three years she has come home saying that she feels like she's the only one and no one understands how she feels. That is what motivates us; we want to create a center where children like Bella can be with others who have suffered losses like them, where they can build long-lasting relationships. Otherwise, they will never feel safe, or feel like they fit in, and will feel as if they will always be alone. These centers can go a long way toward helping fill that void."
    A number of companies have stepped forward already to help sponsor the event, including the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and Verizon Wireless Arena. A number of individuals and companies have donated prizes to be given away, one by an online auction at the website.
    Christine said, "What David and I have discovered is that while there are ongoing support groups for bereaved parents, there is little support for Bella and kids like her. We believe that this fundraiser and website can help change that, and increase awareness."

    The Foundation is seeking "Try-athletes" to compete in the event, and is also looking for additional donations and sponsors. To learn more about the event, please visit www.friendsofaine.com or visit them on Facebook.

    The Friends of Aine Foundation is located at 15 Normand Circle, Bedford, NH. To speak with Christine Phillips, please call 603-305-3205 or e-mail christinephillips@phillgroup.com. Anyone wishing to help but not able to participate in the Try-Athlon is encouraged to make a donation; all amounts, regardless of size, are greatly appreciated. There is also the opportunity to bid online for various items that are part of the auction which can be found on the website.

    (Family photo: David and Christine Phillips, center, are pictured with Aine, left, and Bella, right. The August 18 fundraiser is organized by The Friends of Aine Foundation. Individual photo is of Aine).

    Contact information:
    Christine Phillips
    The Friends of Aine Foundation
    15 Normand Circle
    Bedford, NH 03110 USA
    Telephone 1 603.305.3205
    www.friendsofaine.com
    christinephillips@phillgroup.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- Cypress, CA - FOR-A Corporation of America announces plan to exhibit at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Annual Convention and Trade Show. The conference takes place August 7-8 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. FOR-A will exhibit its range of products in Booth #102.

    FOR-A's HVS-390HS HD/SD video switcher will be featured within the company's booth. FOR-A recently announced capabilities of the user-friendly, cost-effective solution that sets it apart from other production switchers in its class. The new functionality is referred to as MINI M/E, and is an extension of the aux bus system that allows operators to deploy any aux bus transition with cuts, mixes, or wipes, and display a keyer complete with DVE functions. The MINI M/E feature of the HVS-390HS can be beneficial in a variety of broadcast applications, including productions where distributing an automatic second language feed is desired, or when displaying different information on the monitors viewed by a studio audience is useful.

    The FVW-500HS HD/SD video writer will also be showcased at FOR-A's booth. Ideal for use in sports broadcasts and news productions, the FVW-500HS features freely assignable custom buttons and enables freehand drawing, spotlight effects and positioning of objects and image files over video.

    Also at the FOR-A booth will be the FA-9520 dual channel multi-purpose signal processor. Developed as a dual channel version to the company's popular FA-9500 processor, the unit supports 3G-SDI, HD/SD-SDI, and analog composite I/O, provides up/down/cross/aspect converter, full color corrector, and automatic video optimizer as standard features.

    The LTR-120HS video archiving recorder will be displayed at TAB as well. Featuring LTO-5 technology, the recorder offers HD/SD-SDI input/output, broadcast quality codec, and MXF wrapping and unwrapping. MXF files recorded on LTO-5 can also be used with non-linear editing systems.

    FOR-A will also showcase its MV-1620HS high resolution multi viewer, which accepts up to 16 channels of mixed HD/SD-SDI or analog composite signals for monitoring on up to two screens. At a compact 1RU size, the multi viewer is economical yet equipped with a wealth of functions, including PC-based software that enables users to easily create screen layout, embedded audio level display for up to 16 channels per input and title display of up to 16 characters per input.

    The TAB Show is the largest state broadcast association convention in the nation. 2013 marks the 60th year of the annual convention and trade show.

    About FOR-A

    FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A's product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- The Indie Entertainment Summit (IES) is taking place August 7-11, 2013 in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles, California, with 5 days of workshops and panels with music industry speakers and veterans, along with bands and DJ's rocking live concerts and music showcases.

    "The Indie Entertainment Summit is excited to have Greg Monterrosa as a speaker this year,"states IES Founder/Chairman Jay Warsinske, "a business strategy & a solid foundation are absolutely necessary to build upon and Greg Monterrosa will help IES attendees lead the way!"

    Greg Monterrosa has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and artists treat their business like the business it is. As the Co-Founder of MyLLC.com, helping people start and manage their companies is his passion. He has been featured in publications; Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Fast Company Magazine. Greg Monterrosa is ranked as one of the top 40 under 40 business people by The Pacific Coast Business Times.

    "I am honored to speak at The Indie Entertainment Summit 2013 among colleagues I admire and respect" say's Greg Monterrosa. His topic will be "Structuring your Music for Success". he will cover the different types of business entities why you should operate as a corporation or LLC, trademarks, the importance of staying in compliance and more. 


    Other scheduled speakers include; Brian Felsen, President of CD Baby. Brian Shafton, Owner of RBC Records. Bun B, Artist. Chang Weiseberg, Founder of Guerrilla Union (Rock The Bells Tour, Paid Dues Festival). Chino XL, Artist. Damien "Dame" Ritter, CEO/Co-Founder Funk Volume Entertainment. Jay Asher, Composer. Jeff Amann, President of Bandpage.com. Kenny Stoff, Director of award winning film Sound City. Kevin Lyman, Founder and CEO of Warped Tour. Nic Adler, Owner of The Roxy. Noah Bushnell, Founder of Atari Corporation.Steve Lobel, Artist Manager. Voilet Brown, legendary Music Executive and more.

    Based in Westlake Village, CA, MyLLC.com is one of the nation's fastest growing business formations and corporate compliance companies. MyLLC.com are the authors of the best-seller "Limited Liability Companies for Dummies". His latest venture DGPWorld (based in Malibu, CA), works with independent record labels and artists to help them build foundations, establish revenue streams and treat their music like the business it is. For more information visit DGPWorld.com

    Indie Entertainment Summit is the annual event that takes place in NoHo Arts District in Hollywood, California. It is open to Artists, Filmmakers, Technology Experts, Indie Record Labels, Bands, Business Executives and anybody who are interested in becoming a professional in entertainment industry.For more information, please feel free to visit www.IESFest.com.

    Contact: Cece Stien
    Company: Rock & Revolution PR
    E-mail: PR@rockandrevolutionpr.com
    Los Angeles, California.


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    Montreal, Canada, US and International telephone service provider, Convergia, is offering free consultations with telephone experts and professionals, for businesses to find out more about Avaya's 1600 series IP deskphones and how to select the right business phone system for their company's needs.

    Montreal, Quebec (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- Convergia, a Montreal, Canada, US and international voice and data service provider, is offering expert, professional consultations for businesses, about the Avaya 1600 series IP deskphones and to help them in choosing the best business phone systems for their office communication needs. The consultations are free, to show companies how the Avaya 1600 series IP deskphones work, and also how they can find the right telephone business system and solutions optimized to fit the specific needs of their individual business.

    The Avaya 1608-I IP deskphone features 8 programmable-function keys along with 10 fixed-function keys. Conference calls, redial, transfer and mute are all included options with the Avaya 1608-I. Every function key has colored lights (red and green) to indicate status. The display has a backlight, making it clearly visible in any environment, while a full duplex speakerphone ensures high quality audio clarity. The Avaya 1608-I also offers a headset jack, for which the volume can be independently adjusted as well as for the handset.

    The Avaya 1616-I IP deskphone offers 16 programmable-function keys along with 10 fixed-function keys. Conference calls, call transfer, redial and mute options are all included with the Avaya 1616-I. Every function key has two lights (red and green) to indicate status, and the backlight ensures clear visibility of the display in any office environment. The full duplex speakerphone ensures high quality audio, with independently adjustable volume for both the headset jack and handset. In addition, the Avaya 1616-I can be expanded with 32 more keys.

    The President of Convergia, Alejandro Bitar, explained, "Convergia offers free, expert advice and helps companies save on all their business communications systems. Convergia has the most reliable domestic and international toll free service at the most competitive rates available anywhere, and businesses do not have to change their current telephone numbers to use our business phone systems and services. We are proud to be an authorized seller of Avaya's 1600 series IP deskphones, and look forward to helping businesses understand how these phones work and how they can help increase communications and productivity in the office."

    You can visit Convergia.ca to get more information about the Avaya 1600 series IP deskphones, IP office phone systems, business phone services, business phone systems, hosted IP PBX, IP PBX systems, cheap long distance calling rates and the company's extensive portfolio of other home and business phone services.

    About Convergia

    Convergia is a Montreal, Canada, US and International long distance calling service provider and a world-class provider of voice, data, and Internet services, with a wide range of internet phone service plans for residential, business and wholesale customers. Founded in 1998, Convergia is a Montreal-based corporation, part of a seven billion dollar group of companies with over 6,000 employees located in over 50 countries, with a cutting edge fiber optic network spanning over 50 countries across 4 continents and connecting more than 150 points of presence. Offering a wide range of voice and data services, including local analog and digital phone lines, long distance, cellular services, hosted PBX, dedicated PRI and T1 voice circuits, ADSL, high speed static IP Internet, MPLS networks, domestic and international toll free, audio and web conferencing, VOIP, SIP trunking, computer softphone, global travel calling cards, and prepaid services, Convergia has developed into one of the largest privately held global end-to-end telecom networks in the world.

    For further information, please contact:
    Customer Care
    http://www.convergia.ca/
    Tel.: 1-866-669-4357
    E-mail: customer.care@convergia.net

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    Chassis Plans Participates in the World's Largest Unmanned Systems and Robotics Symposium and Exhibition for the Second Consecutive Year

    SAN DIEGO, CA (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- Chassis Plans, a provider of rugged computer systems and rugged displays and keyboard video monitors for military, industrial, and commercial applications, announces that the company is exhibiting at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2013. The exhibition is in Washington, D.C. this August 12-15, and the company will be located in Booth #3541.

    AUVSI's conference is the world's largest unmanned systems and robotics symposium and exhibition. Chassis Plans will be exhibiting its hardware including rugged computer and LCD monitors.

    "This show is a must for hardware and equipment providers in the UAV market," said Steve Travis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "As a provider of rugged computer solutions to military and industry, we have made excellent contacts and found this to be a great venue for keeping up to date on industry trends."

    To attend, register at the show website: http://www.auvsishow.org.

    About Chassis Plans
    Chassis Plans designs, fabricates and integrates standard and custom high-performance computing platforms and LCD displays for military, industrial, and commercial markets. Using COTS components, Chassis Plans provides solutions for customers who need reliable systems that will operate in a variety of harsh conditions and who require revision control and hardware consistency for multi-year programs. With an in-house engineering department, Chassis Plans can also design and build rapid prototypes. Chassis Plans is an ITAR registered and ISO 9001:2008 certified company that produces products domestically and has been in business in Southern California for over a decade.

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    Media Contact:
    Julia Willis
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Chassis Plans LLC • 10123 Carroll Canyon Road • San Diego, CA 92131
    Phone: 858-570-4330 x133
    www.chassis-plans.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- KOBIL, specialist in the provision of IT security solutions for the financial industry, has added a completely new dimension to its deep-rooted cooperation with Vakıfbank, which is approaching its 60th anniversary. Innovative and modular platform technology "Application Security Technology (AST)", which will be integrated into Vakıfbank's IT infrastructure within the scope of cooperation, will allow Vakıfbank's customers to perform their banking operations in a more secure environment than ever before.

    In order to integrate advanced technologies and new security measures into its IT infrastructure, Turkey's well-established bank Vakifbank has started a completely new level of cooperation with KOBIL, with which it has been working since 2006. Within the scope of its cooperation with KOBIL, which is a manufacturer and developer of innovative technologies in the area of data security and digital identity, Vakıfbank will utilize Application Security Technology (AST), presented by KOBIL especially for mobile platforms (iOS, Android). The AST solution offers a foundation that increases the level of customer security on all alternative channels such as mobile banking, Internet banking, ATMs and telephone banking.

    Vakıfbank will gear up its security infrastructure with next-generation technology
    The main difference of the AST solution, which ensures security of operations at numerous banks abroad, the large majority of shares being in Swiss and German banks, from its counterparts, is that it automatically performs the majority of security operations thus providing the utmost convenience for the end user. In addition to two-factor authentication, the AST solution secures the banks' websites and mobile applications with a software security layer. Thus the customers will not encounter the risk of cyber-attack while performing operations even on public computers and smart phones not equipped with firewall software. KOBIL's solution, designed to work on all platforms and devices including iPhones, iPads, Android and Windows 8 PCs, automatically ensures security, thus eliminating the end user's possible concerns and greatly benefiting the banks through increased customer satisfaction. The solution, which has developed a defense mechanism against future threats with remote & secure updating feature, will be available to Vakıfbank's customers by the end of the current year.

    Contact person:
    Elif Gökdoğan
    Marjinal Porter Novelli
    0212 219 29 71
    elifg@marjinal.com.tr

    About KOBIL
    KOBIL Systems GmbH, which was founded in 1986, is a market leader and trendsetter for highly convenient IT security solutions with a focus in the area of secure digital identities. KOBIL stands for secure data, secure communication and secure authentication on every mobile and desktop computer worldwide. The company, based in Worms, Germany, is the only manufacturer worldwide with a fully developed product line for IT-Security. As a pioneer in the area of cryptography, smart card technology and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure, digital identities) and in the area of Security for mobile platforms, KOBIL's applications comply with international standards such as USB, NFC, ISO 14443, EMV-CAP, ISO 7816, ISO 9001 and the German Act for Digital Signature. The full research and development of the products takes place in Germany. KOBIL has 40 percent of the staff involved in R&D. Among the banks operating in Turkey and utilizing KOBIL technologies are Akbank, Albaraka Türk, Bank Asya, ING Bank, Türkiye İş Bankası, Kuveyt Türk, TEB, Tekstilbank, Vakıfbank, Yapı Kredi Bank and Ziraat Bank. Furthermore, KOBIL cooperates with many corporations such as Deutsche Telekom, Datev, Commerzbank, Aareal Bank, DekaBank Luxembourg, Banque de Luxembourg, Sparkassen, Volksbanken, Deutsche Postbank, Migrosbank, Valiant Bank, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, Berner Kantonalbank, ING Bank, Raiffeisenbank International, UBS, Société Générale, BBVA, Santander, the German Parliament and the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

    US: Donald Malloy
    Anaheim Hills, CA
    donald.malloy@kobil.com
    714-602-8870


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    Tampa, FL (PRBuzz.com) August 1, 2013 -- Omniverse One World Television is excited to announce the launch of "Omniverse Latino" on OmniBox TV. The line-up will include over 80 Television channels and 50+ audio channels in Spanish, making Omniverse Latino the largest Spanish language entertainment content provider in the United States. "Our goal is to offer the most cost effective viewing alternative to traditional broadcast while delivering more options than any other IPTV solution," said Jason DeMeo, CEO of Omniverse One World Television. Per the latest census report, over 50 million Latinos live in the United States, which prompted this addition while recognizing the lack of alternatives for the Latino community. "Omniverse Latino" is expected to be available by fourth quarter 2013.

    "The Latino community in the United States has experience tremendous growth and diversity and we wanted to make sure that we provide an audio and viewing experience from every Spanish language country with as many different genres possible," said DeMeo, "From sports, movies, music, novelas, and reality programs, we have included not only the best, but also the most diverse Latino content available," ended Mr. DeMeo.

    Currently OmniBox TV remains the only streaming media device offering in home viewing with the OmniBox, online viewing through www.omniversetv.com (powered by FilmOn), and a variety of applications in multiple app markets with one low monthly cost.

    Omniverse has signed a merger with iPoint Television LLC. Swordfish Financial, Inc. has signed an LOI to acquire iPoint Television LLC. Mr. Jason DeMeo, CEO of Omniverse is now the CEO of iPoint Television.

    Contact Information:
    Email pr@myomnibox.com or call 888.897.9560.

    ABOUT OMNIVERSE ONE WORLD TELEVISION:
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    (PRBuzz.com) August 2, 2013 -- Have you ever dreamed of sailing off into the sunset? Jumping from port to port, island to island, experiencing the majestic seas of the world? That dream can become a reality through a chartered yacht vacation.
    TradeWinds, the only fully-crewed, all-inclusive yacht vacation company in the world, has announced its top picks for 2013 sailing destinations. Such exotic locales included are St. Vincent and the Grenadines; St. Maarten, Anguilla and St. Barths; Guadeloupe and Lefkas, Greece.
    St. Vincent & The Grenadines is a cluster of paradise islands tucked away in the south-eastern Caribbean, with only a few thousand inhabitants. This is truly the most "picture perfect" destination! The Grenadines islands are strewn like jewels in a southerly direction from the mainland of St. Vincent, each one uniquely beautiful. Here you will certainly be spoiled by a multitude of pink and white sandy beaches fringed with thousands of mature coconut trees, always offering a shaded spot after a refreshing swim or kayak ashore. Big Tourism has not developed the islands yet, so the landscape is perfectly unspoiled. We strongly recommend a visit to the sanctuary of the Tobago Cays Marine Park, where turtles, rays and fish await!
    St. Maarten, Anguilla and St. Barths is a charmingly peaceful dual-nation island, with the South being Dutch and the North being French, offers amazing beaches, secluded secrets, duty-free shopping, award-winning restaurants, scuba dive sites, horse-back riding trails and more. Incredible Anguilla, is tucked away and embraced by unrivaled exquisite beaches, turquoise seas and subtle elegance. The natural wonder of whales, enjoying the northern plateau as a feeding and resting shelter, delight visitors with their seasonal appearances. St. Barths has a fabulous mix of chic and trendy luxury beyond belief. Enchanting beaches with turtles, rays and dolphins. It's simply paradise!
    Guadeloupe is truly the French West Indies, the Guadeloupian islands are "blessed by the Gods". Prevailing Caribbean tradewinds makes this a first class sailing destination. Here you will find turquoise waters in all shades imaginable, islands in the archipelago such as The Saints, Marie Galante and Petite Terre, each one inviting you to discover and explore. Snorkeling and scuba diving in this breathtaking paradise is a most enjoyable pastime. All this sheer beauty coupled with the French influence and friendly inhabitants makes your Guadeloupe adventure a trip of a lifetime!


    Lefkas, Greece in the Greek Ionian islands is flourishing and mountainous. TradeWinds incredible itinerary offers its handpicked, favorite authentic and unspoiled islands, secluded coves with wonderful sandy or pebbled beaches with idyllic emerald, turquoise or deep blue waters for you to discover. Sail by picturesque villages on sloping mountainsides adorned with cascades of bougainvillea. To add to the fascination, recall the ancient tales of heroism and deceit, as the Greek mythology certainly still surrounds the islands. The villages along your route offer you a matchless blend of island simplicity and all the modern conveniences you can imagine.
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    For more information about a week of All Inclusive cruising with your own Captain and Chef, call TOLL FREE on USA 888 401 1430 Ext 4, email info@trade-winds.com or go to EASY BOOKING at http://www.trade-winds.com/booking.php


    About TradeWinds
    The concept of TradeWinds was born back in the mid-90s, with a dream and a vision: A dream of cruising turquoise, warm and shallow waters, of scuba diving at breathtaking coral reefs, and "liming" at sunset on board beautiful catamarans anchored at tranquil islands. Today, TradeWinds currently operates cruising bases in the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Antigua, Guadeloupe, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Panama, Belize, Greece, Turkey and French Polynesia. Visit www.trade-winds.com.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 2, 2013 -- Travel To Go, a leading provider of travel services and vacation club products continues to commit to focusing on the expansion of its distribution network after receiving more positive feedback from existing clients.
    The family-owned travel club, now in its 23rd year, currently delivers 5-Star vacation service to more than 50,000 members.
    Recently, the San Diego-based travel club was commended by existing distributors for their levels of support and service. "Travel To Go is the best performing travel club out there. Customer satisfaction is higher than any other." Said Matt Meadows, Forever Grand Vacations, which is celebrating its 4th year of distributing Travel To Go products in Branson, Missouri.
    "We believe that our 5-Star Service is what truly sets us apart from the rest of the 'pack,'" said Jeanette Bunn Travel To Go President and CEO. "We are more than a travel site. Our team delivers real customer service and keeps our members coming back for more travel expertise to enhance their experiences."
    There are many enhancement options offered by companies to the timeshare industry and travel service operators, but those that are the most valuable to the client are those that really deliver by looking after the servicing of another company's precious customers, and Travel To Go has a proven track record of providing an excellent customer experience.
    "I believe the most important thing for our companies is the communication regarding the transition of the member from sales to fulfillment. Keeping the new member in mind, we, as a united business entity, have developed a seamless transition, which leaves the new member with that feeling of trust in the companies they are doing business with. Our philosophies are the same, provide the member with 5-Star service," said Tommy Middaugh, Vice President, Travel To Go.
    Travel To Go continues to work on new initiatives to regularly roll out new membership benefits that further enhance its product offerings and to exceed the customer's expectations.
    For more information on how Travel To Go vacation club products can enhance your business, contact Tommy Middaugh directly at tommy.middaugh@gmail.com

    About Travel To Go
    Travel To Go offers travel benefits and services to a loyal customer base of 50,000 members and is currently celebrating 23 years in the vacation and travel industry. The company prides itself on its 5-Star Service standards and achievement of its mission to "Making Dreams Come True." Travel To Go's various vacation club products include access to thousands of timeshare weeks, discounted travel products and services such as airfare, car rental, cruises and theme park tickets to name a few. They are made available to existing resort developers, marketers and independent travel providers for use as additional sales incentives and membership enhancements, many times the offerings are used as primary product offerings. The company is licensed with all necessary agencies including the states of California, Florida and Hawaii. They maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and are members of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, ARDA and C.A.R.E. Sky Travel, a division of Travel To Go, is an approved travel agency licensed by the Airline Reporting Corporation (A.R.C.), IATAN and CLIA.
    For more information visit www.traveltogo.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 2, 2013 -- Jeanette Bunn, President and CEO of Travel To Go, has been nominated for San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year Award.
    Every September, San Diego Magazine recognizes the outstanding women who drive the city forward through "Women Who Move the City", a special section in the September issue combined with an evening event to honor all of the city's top female leaders including the Women of the Year nominees.
    Bunn is being nominated for her demonstrated leadership, commitment to the community and positive influence on fellow businesswomen. As Founder, CEO and President of her family owned business, Bunn has set the bar for creating a positive work environment for nearly 50 employees.
    As a result of her leadership in the creation and servicing of a private label product, she and her company were nominated for the Most Innovative Product and Best Small Business by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce as well as Best Technology by Perspective Magazine.
    "I am honored to be named among the top women in our city," said Jeanette Bunn, President and CEO, Travel To Go. "This is an opportunity to share what we do and our focus on helping others to benefit from the joys of vacationing."
    Along with her full time commitment to her company, Bunn is highly active in the travel industry, participating in numerous panels to share her expertise and insights on current trends and ideas on how to continue to move the hospitality industry forward. She serves on the ARDA (American Resort Development Association) Travel Club Task force to identify, examine and explain existing travel club business models and is the former- Vice President of C.A.R.E. (a resort exchange organization) where she was instrumental in the success of C.A.R.E.'s Silent and Live Auctions and Super Raffles, having co-chaired the event since its inception in 2005. As a result, over $150,000 has been raised for C.A.R.E.'s marketing efforts. Bunn was also recently named Co-President of Send Me On Vacation (wwwe.sendmeonvacation.org), which provides much needed vacations to women with cancer who have undergone treatment and need a place to rejuvenate and heal their bodies, mind and spirit.
    Realizing that the foundation for a productive community stems from involvement, she and Travel To Go are proud to support non-profit organizations and other good causes through both donations of vacations, and by actively participating in local and regional charitable projects and events.
    This year, the eighth annual Women Who Move the City event benefiting the Salvation Army, Door of Hope will be held at San Diego's Westin Gaslamp, Tuesday September 24, 2013. The reception provides a great opportunity to mingle and network with fellow businesswomen in a fun and uplifting atmosphere while honoring the many successful female leaders of the San Diego community and designating the Woman of the Year for 2013.
    For more information on Travel To Go visit www.traveltogo.com
    About Travel To Go
    Travel To Go offers travel benefits and services to a loyal customer base of 50,000 members and is currently celebrating 23 years in the vacation and travel industry. The company prides itself on its 5-Star Service standards and achievement of its mission to "Making Dreams Come True." The company is licensed with all necessary agencies including the states of California, Florida and Hawaii. They maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and are members of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, ARDA and C.A.R.E. Sky Travel, a division of Travel To Go, is an approved travel agency licensed by the Airline Reporting Corporation (A.R.C.), IATAN and CLIA.


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 2, 2013 -- Travel To Go, a leading provider of travel services and vacation club products, continues to offer its travel club members unrivaled vacation options through its Members Choice Weeks and last minute Hot Weeks promotions.
    Members Choice Weeks offer accommodation availability in high demand areas that Travel To Go knows their members want access to, so they source superior resort weeks and offer them at unbeatable rates as yet another membership benefit.
    This week, the San Diego-based travel club launched "Australiapalooza", a week long feature of vacation options down under. Through Facebook, and membership email blasts, Travel To Go customers are being given the opportunity to experience all that Australia has to offer through some amazing vacation deals that include cruises, tours and resort stays.
    Through this promotion, members are being inspired to take that dream vacation to Australia and visit destinations such as Sydney to take in a world-class show at the Opera House, experience snorkeling amongst neon-colored fish in the Great Barrier Reef, explore the Outback and see Kangaroos and Koalas in their natural habitats, or simply kick back and relax in Surfers Paradise.
    "Australiapalooza" is one of many regular themed promotions from Travel To Go in addition to a member's regular access to a wealth of discounted condo vacation weeks, nightly resort & hotel stays, all-inclusive resorts, attraction passes, cruises, restaurants, golf packages and more.
    Recently, Travel To Go also launched its Hot Weeks program for last minute getaway vacation deals. These popular promotions are distributed by email twice a week to Travel To Go members, providing additional opportunities for deeply discounted rates at selected worldwide destinations, ranging from as little as $199 to $399 per week of accommodation.
    For more information about Travel To Go's private member travel club visit www.traveltogo.com

    About Travel To Go
    Travel To Go offers travel benefits and services to a loyal customer base of 50,000 members and is currently celebrating 23 years in the vacation and travel industry. The company prides itself on its 5-Star Service standards and achievement of its mission to "Making Dreams Come True." The company is licensed with all necessary agencies including the states of California, Florida and Hawaii. They maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and are members of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, ARDA and C.A.R.E. Sky Travel, a division of Travel To Go, is an approved travel agency licensed by the Airline Reporting Corporation (A.R.C.), IATAN and CLIA. For more information visit www.traveltogo.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) August 2, 2013 -- IT Researches launches an online microsoft store in available to Iranians

    You can see the products and place your order online and pay by credit card or money transfer and have your order mailed to your address anywhere in the world by DHL or Royal Mail.
    You can see the pictures, size, price, description of any product in the website before you place your order.
    No you can buy original Microsoft licenses in www.microsoftshop.ir

    The Microsoft Store offers immediate software download options of some Microsoft software products in most regions including Iran

    IT Researches ltd is an information technology & computer research company offering a wide variety of services for companies, researchers, developers and individuals .It was founded in the UK and is based in London with its centers situated in different countries around the world

    IT Researches is a high spirited IT services company enterprising to offer distinctive IT services and solutions to its global clients. As a client centered and quality conscious IT company, IT Researches offers a wide spectrum of IT services and solutions to help our clients meeting their business needs on time and within cost-effective parameters.

    IT Researches ltd
    www.microsoftshop.ir
    www.itresearches.com
    Central office : 145-157 St John Street, London, England, EC1V 4PW, City of London
    support@itresearches.co.uk
    +447872240666
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    New Olympia Health Club
    347-463-9779
    http://www.newolympiahealthclub.com

    Ridgewood, NY Gym, New Olympia Health Club Provides Personal Training For Faster, Lasting Results

    (PRBuzz.com) August 2, 2013 -- While physical fitness is one of the most natural and effective factors in good health, long life, reliable energy and strength, knowing how to incorporate fitness into our daily lives isn't quite so obvious. That's why one-on-one, expert personal training is so essential and beneficial for seeing positive results. Whether you want to take your workout to the next level, you've stopped seeing results or you're ready to get fit for the first time, personal training services at Ridgewood, NY's New Olympia Health Club can help.

    Frequented by Queens, NY gym goers at all stages of fitness, New Olympia Health Club is home to comprehensive fitness resources and personalized services, including professional personal training. The certified personal trainers at New Olympia Health Club stress that working hard isn't always the same as working smart. Through expertise, patience and a tailored approach, they can help you maximize results and embrace a practical, effective fitness routine that suits you.

    If you associate personal training with expense, New Olympia Health Club is pleased to assure their members that their personal trainer sessions are competitively priced, while offering the value of start to finish results. The Ridgewood, Queens' gym provides members the flexibility of individual personal training sessions, as well as fitness partner training-- during which friends, couples, or coworkers can pair up and work with a trainer together. New Olympia Health Club also offers group fitness training classes that offer affordably and professional guidance towards a newer, healthier you.

    Flexible payment plans and membership packages are part of New Olympia Health Club's realistic, welcoming approach to better fitness every day. The modern gym is currently inviting new members throughout Ridgewood and other Queens, NY neighborhoods to discover what personal training can do.

    To learn more about certified personal training and other gym services in Ridgewood, NY, visit http://www.newolympiahealthclub.com. You can also contact New Olympia Health Club directly by calling 347-463-9779.


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    Seattle, WA (PRBuzz.com) Aug 2, 2013 -- Restaurant Management Classes, a new culinary education information resource, has opened its virtual doors.

    The RestaurantManagementClasses.com website assists students in learning about and enrolling at a good, affordable culinary arts school in the United States.

    "A lot of the initial visitors we are getting are not necessarily looking to become a chef," said chief writer Tyler Ellis, "Instead, they are more interested in becoming a restaurant manager."

    One key characteristic of the RestaurantManagementClasses.com web site is that it encourages users to effortlessly find a variety of possible cooking and restaurant management classes that might fit their needs. Visitors can check out culinary and other educational institutions either by part of the country or by degree.

    Ellis suggested that the field of hospitality management is one of the industries that has seen steady growth even during the economic slowdown of 2008-2009. "Hospitality management is one of the service industries that hasn't slowed down," he said. "Restaurants, hotels, and other businesses have always needed good managers to run them effectively."

    Ellis went on to note that students can get started in this career through a variety of methods. "Some students attend a four-year university in order to obtain a bachelor's degree in hospitality management," he continued, "Others attend culinary school or a vocational college for one or two years. And others just work their way up from entry level jobs and eventually work their way into management. There isn't any one set path."

    "That being said," Ellis concluded, "What we think is the most practical path is for the student to earn an associates or bachelor's degree first so they are better prepared for what is ahead of them. Having a degree is never a bad thing."

    About Restaurant Management Classes
    RestaurantManagementClasses.com is a website that covers culinary arts education subjects in the USA. To find out more, go to www.RestaurantManagementClasses.com.

    Media Contact:
    Tyler Ellis
    Email: Tyler@RestaurantManagementClasses.com
    Contact Form: http://www.restaurantmanagementclasses.com/contacting.html

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    (PRBuzz.com) August 2, 2013 -- Nearly fifty years after Civil Rights legislation making discrimination unlawful, and with African Americans represented in nearly every area of mainstream America, it is misguided to point toward history for the disproportionate black statistics. This is the perspective of the nation's leading Christ-based counselor Dr. Steven DavidSon.

    "When my eyes opened as a child I was in projects along with numerous other families across the nation. Don't tell me about profiling and injustice. My friends and family have endured it all. I've been in court rooms and jail houses with youths and adults on the wrong side of the law including my own son. I've witnessed discrimination in employment including one of the first class actions leading to a consent decree over a federal facility. So don't accuse me of naivety, or being some kind of sell-out.

    It is true that African Americans' margin for error is more narrow. This has been proven by studies ad-nauseam. However bias and prejudice is a common human experience. It existed before the African American arrived on these shores. Discrimination in whatever form calls for the African American to be more resolute and vigilant."

    According to DavidSon, it's a sad commentary for anyone to focus on matters of race as the principal battle to fight for African Americans.

    "There's a place for continued efforts to live as a conscientious society, but those fighting discrimination with the same methodology as the pre-Civil Rights period is like fighting terrorism with a Cold War mentality. Discrimination is not the principal enemy of the African American in society today.

    It's literally come to Jesus time! The African American cannot survive responsible for half the homicides in the nation with 90% black-on-black murders. The African Americans' future does not look bright with 72 of 100 births outside of the family structure. The African Americans' health is a major concern. African Americans are suffering with heart disease, stroke and diabetes at rates equivalent or higher than any other ethnicity. African-Americans are second behind whites where 24.4% die from heart disease. The African Americans' risk of stroke is twice that of whites. African-Americans are 77% more likely to become diabetic well ahead of any other ethnic group. These are the new Civil Righteousness issues of the 21st Century. I have not even mentioned the incarceration rate."

    But according to DavidSon none of the aforementioned represent the most deadly condition.

    "Here's what we can relate to our ancestors. We are not nearly the people of faith they were. The extraordinary Negro spirituals of the 1800s and early 1900s tell an incredible story of how these people overcame every kind of injustice. Once a people who packed churches across the nation, success is the enemy that has caused us to turn our back on the God who delivered our ancestors. As a child, I recall a major news event where Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson was offered some major sum of money to sing outside of her venue and genre.

    Now, without the same faith that delivered us from slavery and Jim Crow to guide us--from the richest to the poorest we'll say anything. We'll sing anything. We'll do anything, and sell anything to ourselves and the world. 'The wages of sin is death.'

    Oh, it's come to Jesus time!" Dr. DavidSon's ministry has launched a STAND initiative as an initial step to improve conditions in this article.

    One of the nation's top writers on contemporary Christian issues, Dr. Steven B. DavidSon is author of the Christ-based Series, and founder of the nation's exclusive Christ- based organization devoted to Christian counseling and education, the Association of Christ-based Clergy, Counselors, Educators and Educational Systems (A3CEES).
    The STAND initiative, and STAND video

    Contact Information:
    Article Origin: CB Associates
    Dr. Dennise Bates, or Timothy DavidSon
    Phone: 972 719 2589
    Email: Hisglory@christbasedcounseling.org
    Web sites: christbasedcounseling.org, collegeplex.org, drstevenbdavidsonglobal.org



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    (PRBuzz.com) August 2, 2013 -- With increasing awareness of the dangerous effects of UV exposure, savvy people everywhere are increasingly turning to sunless tanning options to capture that healthy glow. And with exciting advances in the natural sunless tanning process, obtaining that custom glow has never been easier or more accessible.

    As with a tan acquired by spending time out in the sun or in a tanning bed, sunless tans do eventually fade, but unlike traditional tanning methods, which require additional UV exposure as the tan fades, there are a few steps you can take to make your sunless tan last longer.

    Preparing for Your Tan
    Since sunless tanning relies on direct contact with clean skin, proper exfoliation to before your appointment will help to ensure even results and more natural fading. The day before your appointment, shower thoroughly and exfoliate with a natural exfoliating scrub that does not contain oils to remove all dead skin. You'll also want to moisturize the day before your appointment because you will not want to use any creams or lotions on your skin the day of your tan application. You'll also need to shave or take care of any hair removal at least 6 hours before your tanning appointment.

    On the day of your appointment, you should shower and lightly exfoliate again, but avoid applying deodorants, makeup, perfume, or lotions, as they can prevent the tanning solution from adhering to your skin. Remove any jewelry that will leave a tan line. It's a good idea to check the weather- if it is raining you will want to bring close toed shoes and an umbrella to protect your skin from coming in contact with water after your application.

    Post-Appointment Skin Care
    Once your sunless tan has been applied, you'll need to wait for it to fully develop. Usually this will take eight to twelve hours. Before leaving your appointment, ask your sunless tanning consultant how long you should wait before showering or exercising. Continue to avoid makeup or moisturizers until your tan has fully developed.

    When you do first shower, use oil-free products and avoid bar soaps. Take a brief shower rather than soaking in a bathtub. Pat skin dry instead of rubbing the towel over your skin. Once you have showered, apply a water-based moisturizer. Wait a day or two to shave. It's also best to avoid exfoliating until the day before your next appointment.

    Additional Tips
    For a long-lasting tan, there are a few extra measures you can take to prolong that beautiful glow. One important factor is the overall health of your skin. By eating a healthy diet and practicing proper skincare, your skin will be more receptive to a sunless tan - and healthier-looking in general.

    A sunless tan should last about seven to ten days. Speak to your consultant about products that will help prolong the life of your tan - a reputable salon should have a line of products to suggest to you.

    Contact: Jillian Gregoriou
    Email: Jillian@exposeyourselfpr.com
    Tel: 617-797-9869


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