Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sign up Today for 2011 Social Media Summit

Social media is a fact of life for millions of people, so the real question is not whether we connect, but where and in what ways we should connect to benefit from online networking’s pluses and avoid its minuses.

Harrisburg, PA, July 13, 2011 -- Social media is a fact of life for millions of people, so the real question is not whether we connect, but where and in what ways we should connect to benefit from online networking’s pluses and avoid its minuses. The proliferation of social media is changing us, raising questions for lawmakers/policy makers/educators, business leaders, leaders and parents alike.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will host a series of panel discussions devoted to a variety of social networking topics during the free 2011 Social Media Summit, scheduled for September 14 at the University.

Registration is now open for the free event, which brings together a diverse group of topics and speakers to examine the far-reaching impact of social networks on politics, parenting, entrepreneurship, training and education, world affairs, and the local news.

Topics during the day-long event include: Using Social Networks for Training and Education: Social Networking and the Job Search; Social Media & Legal Issues for Employers; Parenting the Facebook Generation; Social Media and Political Change; Social Networks and the Military; Social Networks and the Life Sciences; Unplugged: Disconnecting from Social Media; and The Future of Social Networking: 140 Characters at a Time.

This event is ideal for parents, budding journalists, corporate leaders, advocates, non-profit groups, military personnel, HR directors and managers, business owners, college students and others who wish to think about the impact of social media beyond marketing and brand building.

Register online for sessions at

Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email

Steve Infanti
AVP Communications & Marketing
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

2010 Book of the Year Bronze Awarded to “Over the Top & Back Again” by Brandon Wilson

“Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps,” the latest travel book by adventure writer Brandon Wilson, has garnered the 2010 Book of the Year Bronze Award (travel essay) by ForeWord Reviews –while exposing the wild challenges of the Via Alpina.

Volcano, HI, July 14, 2011 - “Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps,” the latest travel adventure book by peripatetic travel writer Brandon Wilson, has been named 2010 Book of the Year Bronze Award winner (travel essay division) by ForeWord Reviews. The announcement was made on June 25, 2011 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans. Wilson’s book was selected by librarians and reviewers from 1400 entries in 56 genres, representing more than 350 publishers.

“Over the Top & Back Again” chronicles Wilson’s 1200-mile (1900-km.) hike with his wife for 111 days on the Via Alpina. Their wild adventure led them across Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and France to Monaco. Besides offering immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it meant climbing 3000 feet (1000 meters) from valley to mountain hut each day—the equivalent of 12 Mt. Everests—in extreme conditions, including Föhn winds, hail, ice, snow, and more than 40 days of rain.

Still, it was more than pain and peril as the couple hiked in the shadows of Mt. Blanc, the Eiger, and the Dolomite Range. Little could compare to the beauty, wildlife, legends, culture, cuisine—and humorous characters they found along the way.

In a recent review of “Over the Top & Back Again,” ForeWord Reviews wrote, “Wilson's casual writing style showcases his humor and pulls readers into his tales of dangerous treks, eccentric characters, and uncooperative weather. For outdoor enthusiasts, this book will awaken the travel bug within and inspire adventure. For others, it's a worthwhile armchair journey through beautiful country with friendly guides.”

Kyle Wagner, travel editor of The Denver Post, called it, "My favorite kind of adventure tale... I laughed, I winced, and then I started checking to see when I was next scheduled to be anywhere near the Via Alpina.”

A common theme in all of Wilson’s books is that ordinary people can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. His past literary adventures have led readers step-by-step across the wilds of occupied-Tibet, then from London to Cape Town on an edge-of-your-seat African safari, and finally on a peace walk while blazing the path of the first Knights Templar from France to Jerusalem.

“Over the Top & Back Again” is the first Via Alpina (Trieste to Monaco) travel narrative published in English, with 53 author photos, maps and custom illustrations by Ken Plumb. It provides a humorous first-hand account for those who dream of making a similar journey themselves on foot–-or maybe just in their mind.

It's the fourth in a series of true travel adventure books by Brandon Wilson and published by Pilgrim’s Tales (Hawaii). His “Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace” received the prestigious Lowell Thomas Gold Award for 2009 Best Travel Book (Society of American Travel Writers). Wilson’s other books include: “Dead Men Don’t Leave Tips: Adventures X Africa” and “Yak Butter Blues,” which won the Independent Publisher IPPY Award. He is a member of The Explorers Club.

Since 1998, ForeWord Reviews has been one of the publishing industry’s most respected magazine and online review service for readers, booksellers, book buyers, publishing insiders, and librarians. Published bi-monthly, each issue reaches 26,000 librarians and booksellers. The Book of the Year Awards program was created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. They explained, “These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest.”

“Over the Top & Back Again” is available from your favorite bookseller in hardcover and paperback, or in new Kindle format from For more information, a video, reviews and a preview, please visit

Publicity Department
Pilgrims Tales, Inc.
Volcano, HI 96785

Rafaela's Art and Art Design Gallery Website Launched

Tel Aviv, Israel - Rafaela the Internationally known Artist and Gate One Marketing launched Rafaela’s Internet Art and Design Gallery.

Green Cove Springs, FL, July 13, 2011 - Gate One Marketing has completed Rafaela’s Art and Design Website which officially launched 11 July 2011. The Website display’s Rafaela’s stunningly beautiful and internationally renowned paintings and custom designed jewelry. The Website "Rafaela Art Gallery" was designed with a unique website approach to enhance her captivatingly colorful Paintings and Jewelry. The site is actually two Websites in one; Rafaela’s Art Gallery and Rafaela’s Art Design Site.

The site consists of Art Gallery 1 and Art Gallery 2, a Blog page, Contact page, Media and Press page and two Shopping carts. One cart is for her paintings called "Buy Now" and the other for her jewelry called "Shop".

Gate One Marketing chose Fine Arts America to handle Rafaela’s Original Paintings and Reprints. Fine Arts America provides complete reprinting and framing services which greatly enhance Rafaela’s paintings providing additional value. They are able to provide reprints in three formats, glossy, matte, and canvas, the reprints can be created as a print only, gallery wrap, or museum wrap, including a wide range of frames and styles. Fine Art America also produces custom Greeting Cards using Rafaela’s paintings.

Gate One Marketing created the Jewelry shop to allow clients to purchase her custom designed jewelry. Rafaela can also create your own custom designed jewelry based on your unique personality as well as recreate any design in her collection with your choice of pearls, gemstones, silver, gold filled and gold, as well as high-quality Swarovski crystals. Rafaela often uses a variety of different stones that nicely fit together into a balanced and beautiful necklace or bracelet that induces serenity and pleasure to those wearing it. Clients can contact us directly to discuss their individual requirements.

Gate One Marketing partner William B. Weeks Jr. stated, "We wanted to create a Website for Rafaela’s stunning Art Work that would enhance her colorful paintings and creates a warm and inviting experience for our Internet clients."

About Rafaela:
Rafaela is an internationally known Artist. Rafaela creates her art to be rationality-free and then her art becomes automatically intuitive to art lovers, Created from a trans-meditative state, she works color with total emotional engagement and only after intellectual reflection does she then complete and highlight the dynamic visual images created. Through this creative process, she is free to create her paintings with joyful colors allowing the viewer to appreciate the bewilderment and uncertainty of her past experience with their own heart and soul. Please check the Website for upcoming Exhibitions. The next exhibition is scheduled for July 13 to August 10th, 2011.

About Gate One Marketing:
Gate One Marketing is a results-driven international marketing services company dedicated to helping businesses and individuals acquire new customers and retain them. Our website provides free and subscription based training for individuals and businesses. Gate One has almost 30 years of experience in Internet Marketing with offices in the USA, Sweden, and Israel. Go to http://gate1marketing,com

William B. Weeks Jr
Gate One Marketing International
445 Hope Hull Ct.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

MyReviewsNow in Affiliation with The Penny Stock Prophet Announce Two Free Stock Picks and Free Ebook with Subscription

The Penny Stock Prophet is one of the bestselling investment programs on the market. Now the Penny Stock Prophet and MyReviewsNow bring the program to investors for a 60-day trial run.

NewYork, NY, July 13, 2011 - MyReviewsNow in affiliation with the Penny Stock Prophet is offering two free stock picks for those who purchase James Connelly’s "The Penny Stock Prophet" ebook. This best seller shows investors how to receive an average of 45% returns with his penny stock secrets.

The program shows how author James Connelly turned a $1,000 investment into $1 million profit investing only in penny stocks. James Connelly, the Penny Stock Prophet, shares his secrets on how he is able to determine stocks that consistently double his money. The system he reveals shows how investors can see huge return on their investment in 30 days when they are able to determine which stocks are going to "break out" and bring investors large returns.

One successful investor who used the program says "I wish I had held this even longer! I had $6,000.00 invested and I dumped all the shares when I was over 50%. That's $3,250.00 profit! I actually bought back in this morning at $0.09 with $3,125.00 and I netted an additional $2,284.00. I nearly doubled my original $6,000.00 investment." More success stories can be viewed by visiting The Penny Stock Prophet Website.

This ability for even new investors to see huge returns on their investment is one of the reasons this program is so popular. For people who are looking at breaking into investing, this program helps them get an introduction with a lower investment than what would be needed for stock market trading and still see results. Investors who have experience and are looking at breaking into the penny stock market can do so without investing a large sum of money. This helps them determine whether or not penny stock market investing is something in which they are interested, and they are able to see a return on their money in a short period of time.

About James Connelly: James Connelly earned his nickname "The Penny Stock Prophet" due to his innate ability to determine which penny stocks are about to break out and bring handsome returns. Starting at the age of 19, his stock picks have consistently shown record breaking gains, and all of them were undervalued stocks. He has now developed a program where he teaches other investors his strategies that have brought him so much success.

Author James Connelly has made "The Penny Stock Prophet" available for immediate purchase and download. The program also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee from James Connelly and two free penny stock selections from "The Penny Stock Prophet" himself.

Chickie Maxwell
255 Brod Street
NewYork, NY 10012