Friday, August 31, 2012

New Chicago Vegan Restaurant Healthy Diet Menu Featured at

Over the last few years healthy dining has become a very hot trend. Vegan Restaurants have stepped up to service this growing niche. When visiting the "Windy City," there are a number of Vegan Restaurants worth checking out.

Chicago, IL, August 30, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products. Over the past few years Vegan Restaurants have been growing very quickly to service this growing trend. Some of the top athletes in certain endurance sports such as the Ironman competition practice veganism.

Common vegan dishes include falafel, hummus, veggie burritos, veggie stir-fry, and pasta primavera. The preparation of these dishes is now being done by world class chefs who have mastered the art of working with ingredients such as tofu, tempeh, and seitan.

With vegan restaurants becoming ever more common in the greater Chicago area, the problem is no longer whether a hungry vegan can find a nice restaurant. The problem is now which vegan restaurant to choose. For example, who has the best prices? Who specializes in certain types of ethnic-style vegan dishes? And which place is the closest? How can vegans find this information, quickly and reliably? The new web site is designed specifically to answer those questions and more.

"We are huge fans of Vegan Cuisine," says Andres Reservus, owner of . "You have to taste great Vegan dishes to understand why this is the hottest trend in dining. Every month we feature one exciting menu and vegan restaurant in Chicago. We are thrilled by the feedback we have been receiving from our health conscious visitors."

Fans of Vegan Restaurants in Chicago can view a short video, featuring sights of Chicago, and delicious vegan food, online at:

About Vegan Restaurants Chicago:
With a passion for everything related to vegan cuisine and dining, is rapidly becoming the place to go online, to find the best Vegan Restaurants in Chicago. Featuring full menus, with prices, for Chicago's finest vegan restaurants, is also a great place for people to leave comments about their dining experiences. To find out more, visit

Press Contact:
Andres Reservus

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Dave Lockman
Rich Content
9734 Lincoln Lane
Blaine, WA 98230

Top Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco Honored by

Chinese food is one of the most popular types of "ethnic" food in America. For those who may be visiting "The City by the Bay", it's now easy to prepare online for some of the top Chinese food in the world, in San Francisco's Chinatown.

San Francisco, CA, August 30, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- One of the ongoing debates in culinary circles is where to find the best Chinese food in the world. While practically every American community hosts Chinese cuisine, many people consider that some of the world's top Chinese Restaurants can be found in the city of San Francisco - specifically, Chinatown.

Chinatown restaurants are considered to be the birthplace of Westernized Chinese cuisine. Food items such as Egg Rolls and Chop Suey were introduced here, tailored to American tastes. For this, and many other good reasons, the top Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco are often considered the among the best in the world for Chinese food.

"Every month we feature an exciting menu and hotspot for Chinese Food in San Francisco," said Martin Wong, co-owner of . "Our goal is to share our passion for great Chinese food with fans of great Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco, via the world wide web. We take into account everything that creates the culinary experience - presentation, appearance, ambiance and price. We are very excited by this month's selection."

Fans of Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco can view a short video, featuring sights of San Francisco, and delicious Chinese food, online at:

About Chinese Restaurants San Francisco:
With a passion for everything related to Chinese cuisine and dining, is rapidly becoming the place to go online, to find the best Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco. Featuring full menus, with prices, for San Francisco's finest Chinese restaurants, is also a great place for people to leave comments about their dining experiences. To find out more, visit

Press Contact:
Martin Wong
Telephone: (415) 621-3020

Please contact for corrections or updates.

Dave Lockman
Rich Content
9734 Lincoln Lane
Blaine, WA 98230

Ecotech Institute Launches Hands-on Power Utility Technician Program

Aging Power Utility Workforce Requires New, Savvy Technicians

Denver, Colorado, August 29, 2012 - Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability, is now taking applications for its new two-year Power Utility Technician degree program focused on training power utility technicians. The program, which will launch in October, will help fill a need in the power utility sector as a growing number of power utility technicians are retiring from the field and highly trained employees are in demand. Ecotech has responded to this need by creating a practical program focused on the ever-changing power utility industry.

With input from subject matter experts who have more than 55 years of combined utility experience, Ecotech designed its Power Utility Technician program to prepare graduates for careers in power generation, with specialization in power plant operations and maintenance. Students will receive immersive and hands-on training that focuses on providing a solid grounding in, and a comprehensive understanding of, electric utility distribution systems, grid and smart grid.

“We are excited about the applicability and cutting-edge nature of this program and are thankful to industry gurus Dan Sachse and Mark Fox for sharing their expertise,” says Michael Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “Demand is at an all-time high for people who understand the grid and the future of power utilities and we look forward to leading the way in preparing students for jobs in this area.”

Upon successful completion of the Power Utility Technician program, students will be prepared to:

* Apply the fundamentals of power generation, so they can operate and maintain power plants

* Use their knowledge of high voltage systems to maintain and operate grid infrastructure, smart grids, and distribution systems

* Use the fundamentals of electrical theory and related knowledge to design, build, repair, calibrate and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls and machinery

* Meet industry standards within the electrical engineering, power production and distribution fields

Ecotech’s comprehensive Power Utility Technician program offers a balanced education of soft skills (communication, workplace etiquette), and math and science basics and technology skills, but the educational emphasis is on hands-on, practical training in modern labs.

Ecotech Institute’s website outlines each of its programs to help answer common questions such as, “Is this program right for me?”, “What will I learn?” and “Why Ecotech?” In addition to offering curriculum information, the site explains what to expect from the program, which skill sets are most desirable for this field of study, and what careers are available in cleantech industries.

With the addition of the Power Utility Technician program, Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, offers six highly practical associate’s degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers.

Ecotech’s next round of classes begins in October and applications are always accepted.

In addition to the Power Utility program, Ecotech Institute offers the following:

* Solar Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Wind Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Renewable Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Energy Efficiency Program, Associate of Applied Science

* Electrical Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

About Ecotech Institute:
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, the college offers five associate’s degrees designed by experts in the industry for people seeking careers in the emerging cleantech economy. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit or call 877-326-5576.

Media Contacts:
Alicia Hassinger or Jenny Foust
Communications Strategy Group, on behalf of Ecotech Institute

About Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of almost 20,000 students. In addition to Ecotech Institute, ECA schools include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Nursing and more in 25 different cities in the following states: Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Virginia College also offers classes online and operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College.  ECA also operates Golf Academy of America, with locations in Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Will Motivational Posters of President Barack Obama Help Revive his Presidential Re-election Bid?

What's the deal with President Barack Obama Motivational Posters? Are people buying them like collectible memorabilia or are customers so turned off by the President's policies that retailers can't give them away? Why is there such strong demand for Congressman Paul Ryan Motivational Posters?

Princeton, NJ, August 28, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- Motivational Posters have been used for decades to create a positive atmosphere and a "can do" culture in corporations. With the Presidential race upon us and in a dead heat against Republican Mitt Romney, will Barack Obama Motivational Posters inspire and ignite the masses, reminding audiences of the President's ascendancy to office in 2008?

The US Presidential Race is in a virtual dead heat. Poll after poll show President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are deadlocked in a very close race for President.

Many say that "politics is a contact sport", and that you need an awfully thick skin to be a successful politician. In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama electrified audiences and the nation with his positive speeches, which focused on getting the job done in spite of whatever obstacles were present. Now, four years later with a lackluster economy, over 8% unemployment, and a spiraling national debt, we are hearing very little inspiration from the campaign.

A complete line of Barack Obama Motivational Posters can be seen on the web at:

"The rhetoric has turned negative and divisive," says Harald Anderson, Manager for, an online retailer of motivational merchandise.

"Our take on this is simple," says Anderson. "People love a winner. They love individuals who walk the walk and talk the talk. People love authenticity. People love a can-do attitude. And most importantly, people do not respond well to excuses for lack of performance."

"Four years ago, we could not keep the Barack Obama Motivational Posters in stock. Voters perceived that he was a winner and a problem solver. Quite honestly, we were expecting the sequel to 'Yes We Can' in the Democratic Presidential campaign to be 'Yes We Are' or 'Yes We Will'. Instead what we have gotten is attacks on success, class warfare and excuses."

Will memories of the infamous "Yes We Can" speech which inspired and motivated the masses rekindle a Democratic Presidential campaign in dire need of an inspirational spark or catalyst?

A brief section of President Barack Obama's "Yes We Can" speech can be seen here:

"As a retailer," says Anderson, "I can tell you that people respond to vision, optimism and determination. Those are traits that we are seeing from the Republican campaign. Specifically, we are getting a ton of interest from our customers for Paul Ryan Motivational Posters! ( ) Today, Paul Ryan's message is resonating with consumers who desperately want solutions."

About is a leading online retailer of motivational posters and offers free shipping on all orders. The company sells framed or unframed motivational posters, as well as art prints in a variety of categories, such as abstract, contemporary, fantasy, and landscapes, to name only a few.

"When Art Inspires, Dreams Become Realities." To learn more or to order, visit

Press Contact:
Harald Anderson

Please contact for corrections or updates.

Dave Lockman
Rich Content
9734 Lincoln Lane
Blaine, WA 98230

New Living in Chico Blog Can Help With Renting an Apartment in Chico California

Living in Chico is a website that makes searching for apartments in Chico California more fun by offering an interactive map, virtual tours and local resources. And the web site's Living in Chico Blog can help with finding an apartment, by offering fun topics related to apartment renting.

Chico, CA, August 28, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- Anyone who is looking for an apartment in the Chico, California area now has a way to make the task a lot easier - the Living in Chico website. Living in Chico is designed to help with finding an apartment by offering an interactive map of apartment locations, entertaining video tours of the rental properties, and information on local events, restaurants and history. Living in Chico is an extension of The Hignell Companies residential and property management services.

"The Living in Chico website was designed to make searching for apartments in Chico California more fun," said website creator Michael K. Redman. "One way of doing this is by offering the blog we just launched that has information on fun topics about apartment renting."

The goal of the Living in Chico blog ( ) is to provide topics relevant to apartment living, such as apartment rental tips, decorating ideas and much more. The latest post offers help with finding an apartment by providing tips like setting a budget, making a list of must-have amenities, and questions to ask when determining the right location to live in.

One popular location which is featured on the Living in Chico web site is the Sterling Oaks Apartments. A short video tour of the complex can be seen on YouTube at

The Living in Chico website can help with finding an apartment because it is efficient, easy to use and fun. People searching for apartments in Chico California can take virtual tours of the Living in Chico properties to see first-hand if one might be a good fit. The site also has a search feature, so that the user can get help with finding an apartment by searching current listings by property type, number of bedrooms, and minimum and maximum rent. ( )

"The Hignell Companies created the Living in Chico website to provide a community resource that doesn’t just offer available apartments in Chico California, but also a place to live; a fun community atmosphere to be a part of," said Phil Larios, CEO of The Hignell Companies. ( )

In addition to providing help with finding an apartment in Chico California, Living in Chico also offers information about upcoming community events, recommendations on tasteful restaurants, and information about the history of Chico, all on the web at

For more help with finding apartments in Chico California visit the Living in Chico website at and "Like" their Facebook page at

About Living in Chico: was launched in 2010 by The Hignell Companies to make searching on the internet for apartments in Chico California more enjoyable. The Living in Chico web site can help with finding an apartment, as well as provide information about life in Chico, including current events and local restaurants. Living in Chico offers some of the best places to live in the Chico area and strives to fulfill the mission of Creating Caring Communities while making apartment searching "funner." (We know "funner" isn't a word, but let's face it, it is way more fun)! To learn more, visit

Press Contact:
Half a Bubble Out Media
680 Rio Lindo Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 345-8295

Please contact for corrections or updates.

David Lockman
9734 Lincoln Lane
Blaine, WA 98230

General Motors (GM) implements AuraPortal Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) to control their operations at their plant in Ecuador

The implementation project of the AuraPortal BPM strategy at corporate level will allow General Motors to considerably increase administrative efficiency in their Ecuador plant.

Boca Raton, Florida, August 29, 2012 - AURA (, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) has announced that the American automobile manufacturer, General Motors (GM), has begun implementation of the AuraPortal (*) BPM Process Management Suite at their Ecuador plant.

(*) AuraPortal has recently been distinguished by the independent market analyst firm Ovum in the Decision Matrix 2011 report as the most advanced BPM in the market.

The implementation of AuraPortal BPM software is part of the $45 million investment plan announced in April by the firm's president for South America, Jaime Ardila, which the company plans to carry forward this year at their Ecuador plant.

The implementation methodology calls to start with the creation and immediate launch of one important process, and then extend the BPM across the entire enterprise.

For this first implementation the strategic Part Replineshment & Localization process was selected, which includes the intervention of various departments (including among others: Purchasing, Engineering, Material Administration, Logistics and Finance), and involves Bids Management, Quality Control, Document Management, etc.

About General Motors:
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), is one of the largest car companies in the world and has been one of the global leaders in industry sales for the last 76 years. Founded in 1908, today GM employs 284,000 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Detroit, GM manufactures their vehicles in 35 countries.

In 1987 GM began operations in Ecuador, becoming to date the leader in the automotive market, assembling and selling Chevrolet vehicles. It is one of the largest companies in the country and has achieved the highest market share in the world within General Motors

AURA is a global BPMS (Business Process Management Suite) provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 50 countries with more than 400 customers including, among others: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Toyota, Yamaha, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), ArcelorMittal, Eletrobras, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sodexo, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries.

AURA Headquarters are located in North America (Florida) and Europe (Holland) whereas the software development facilities are located in Spain and India.

Scott Rich
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Eating Disorder Triggers High During Back to School Transition

Eating Recovery Center Urges Parents to be Vigilant for Eating Disorder Signs

Denver, CO, August 29, 2012 - Research has shown that life changes, such as the transitions to middle school, high school or college, can serve as triggers that may contribute to the development of an eating disorder. For this reason, Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder, encourages parents of children and adolescents making these life transitions to be vigilant for early signs of eating disorders.

“Children and adolescents who are high-achieving, perfectionists and who have highly sensitive temperaments are generally at a higher risk than other children for developing an eating disorder,” said Julie Holland, MHS, certified eating disorders specialist and chief marketing officer of Eating Recovery Center. “For these individuals, unhealthy coping mechanisms may be utilized to manage the stressors associated with significant life changes.”

A 2012 study from the Journal of Clinical Nursing found that significant transitional events, as well as a lack of support following traumatic life events, could serve as eating disorder triggers. Researchers identified school transitions as one of the six main factors that triggered eating disorders among the individuals who participated in the study.

School transition experiences such as adapting to a new environment, meeting increased academic demands, struggling with social pressures and grappling with the physiological changes that occur during adolescence can create a perfect storm in which an individual with a highly sensitive temperament or a genetic predisposition for an eating disorder may turn to disordered eating behaviors as an anxiety management tool or coping mechanism.

To help parents manage their children’s transitions to new school environments, Eating Recovery Center highlights five back to school tips to help parents promote healthy attitudes about food and body shape and size.

1. Look for discreet warning signs. Although weight loss can be an indicator of disordered eating, it may not be immediately apparent. A child may be displaying signs of an eating disorder if his or her schoolwork and grades begin to suffer, if he or she becomes socially withdrawn and increasingly anxious, tired and lethargic. Parents should also be aware if their child begins wearing roomier or layered clothing, even on warm days.

2. Avoid comments about your child’s body shape or size. When shopping for new school clothes avoid commenting on your child’s weight or body size and instead focus on his or her preferences regarding color, style, etc.

3. Have an honest conversation about peer pressure and the dangers of replacing food calories with alcohol calories if your son or daughter is getting ready to make the move to college. Discuss the physical consequences of disordered eating and drinking behaviors, such as liver damage from excessive alcohol consumption or the significant internal damage poor nutrition can cause.

4. Remind your teenage athlete not to overdo his or her training in an effort to make a high school sports team. Watch for signs of over-exercise, such as sports preparation when he or she is injured or sick, or exercise that significantly interferes with daily activities and schoolwork.

5. Be a positive body role model. When helping an adolescent recover from the body-focused bullying that can sometimes accompany going back to school, a parent who has positive body image will have far more credibility than one who consistently criticizes his or her own looks.

“It is important to remember that what triggers an eating disorder may not be what perpetuates it,” said Holland. “Though school transition pressures may have precipitated an eating disorder, the factors that enable its continuation are often complex. Early intervention and treatment from qualified eating disorders professionals are essential to maximize opportunities for lasting recovery.”

To help parents learn more about helping their children more effectively deal with pressures that could lead to the development of an eating disorder, Eating Recovery Center has launched a free Community Education Series for parents. In the first seminar in this series, “Helping Your Kids Deal Effectively with Back to School Stressors: Opportunities for Parents,” parents will learn about being a healthy role model, communicating effectively and identifying steps to intervene when they are concerned about their child’s eating behaviors. The inaugural seminar is Thursday, September 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Eating Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents, 100 Spruce Street, Suite 200, Denver, Colo. 80230. To RSVP for the event, please contact Emili Coringrato by Tuesday, September 4, at or 720.258.4014.

About Eating Recovery Center:
Eating Recovery Center is an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In an effort to increase patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center partners with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program in Sacramento, Cali., and The Moore Center for Eating Disorders in Bellevue, Wash. Summit offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services as well as Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services in Fresno and Roseville. The Moore Center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. For more information, please contact us at 877-218-1344 or or confidentially chat live on our website at

Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020

Janus Tax Planning Campaign Designed to Head off Coming Crisis of Inaction

New Advisor Guide Recommends Targeted Strategies To Lessen The Impact Of ”Fiscal Cliff”

Denver, CO, August 29, 2012 - Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) recently rolled out a campaign to help financial advisers address the pending "fiscal cliff" before the end of the year.

Barring action by Congress, $7 trillion worth of spending cuts and tax increases are set to go into effect on New Year’s Day. Among the important changes, the so-called Bush tax cuts that have been in effect since the early 2000s are set to expire, automatically raising income tax rates, capital gains rates, and the qualified dividend rate for all taxpayers. A new Medicare surtax on high-income households is also set to kick in under health reform.

In anticipation of these expiring tax breaks and new taxes going into effect, Janus has prepared a detailed adviser guide called “Preparing Your Clients for A World of Higher Taxes.” Designed by the firm’s retirement and tax experts, the guide includes a summary of the potential tax changes along with ten specific strategies advisers will want to discuss with their clients.

The information included in the program is geared toward helping investors lessen the impact of higher taxes and potentially improving their overall financial situation by taking action.

“While it’s possible, maybe even likely, some kind of compromise will be reached in Washington, no one knows at all what it will look like,” says Matt Sommer, Vice President and Director, Retirement Strategy Group for Janus Capital. “The earlier advisers and clients start to think through the possibilities, the more prepared they will be at year end if action is required.”

Denver-based Janus Capital has presented the information to hundreds of financial advisers attending invitation-only conferences over the last few months. Based on their feedback, Sommer says these investment professionals believe their biggest challenge right now is dealing with next year’s tax uncertainty.

“It’s not likely that any sort of clarity around the pending tax changes will come until Thanksgiving,” says Sommer, “so investors should be prepared to act quickly. There are a number of definitive, pre-emptive steps to take in the meantime. One way or the other, the biggest mistake investors could make this year is doing nothing.”

Financial advisers can receive a copy of “Preparing Your Clients for A World of Higher Taxes” by calling 1-877-33JANUS (52687) or visiting

About Janus Capital Group Inc.
Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm offering strategies from three individual investment boutiques: Janus Capital Management LLC, INTECH Investment Management LLC, and Perkins Investment Management LLC. Each manager employs a research- intensive approach that is distinct within its respective asset class. This approach enables the firm to provide style-specific expertise across an array of strategies, including growth, value and mathematical equities, fixed income, and alternatives through one common distribution platform. At the end of June 2012, JCG managed $152.0 billion in assets for shareholders, clients, and institutions around the globe. Based in Denver, JCG also has offices in London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Melbourne.

Dan Mahoney
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(970) 405-8060

Acclaimed Singer Songwriter Brandon Mchose Releases New Heartfelt Ballad “Goodbye” Available Now on Itunes!

After the success of his 2012 EP release, Late Night, independent singer/songwriter Brandon Mchose returns to the spotlight once again with his new radio single “Goodbye”.

Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 2012 - After the success of his 2012 EP release, Late Night, independent singer/songwriter Brandon Mchose returns to the spotlight once again with his new radio single “Goodbye”. Tugging on his fans heartstrings, Brandon lays it all on the table with this deep ballad “Goodbye” which is now available on iTunes. Accompanying Brandon’s newest single is the official video to the track and which can also be viewed on Brandon McHose’s YouTube Page.

Brandon McHose encompasses the word “multi-tasker” as he continues to tour, promote his recent EP, and prepare for his next EP release set for 2013. Somewhere in his busy schedule he found time to give his fans another single and music video which certainly lives up to his highly regarded reputation. Earlier this year Hellhound Music called Brandon “a bit of an anomaly, equally adept in finger-picking an acoustic guitar or in spanning the breadth and array of music”. Indie Music Digest states “the guitar work from McHose is masterful”. Not taking the kind words lightly Brandon says that it is his goal to continue to surprise his already loyal fans.

Teaming up with fellow musicians Chris Maresh, Wayne Salzmann and David Boyle, Brandon recalls the recording session as relaxing, comfortable and a great place to produce something he is proud of. Taking in the large ceilings, the vintage gear, and the musical energy of previous artists who have recorded there including Gavin Degraw and Justin Timberlake, Brandon was able to create “Goodbye” in just two days. He recalls the two days of recording by referencing the positive vibes of his band mates as well as the feel of an old historic church as the combination that created a touch so magical and special that is embedded into the recording.

A combination of blissful pop and rock guitar riffs and the emotional lyrics behind “Goodbye to You” make the track a memorizing ballad. Drawing the lyrics and emotion behind the song from a personal experience Brandon channels the energy into soaring vocals and hypnotizing harmonies. Shooting the newest video in the Church House Studios shows the more softer side of McHose, with the simple white walls and high vaulted ceilings the video showcases the music and the artist. Countering the deeper emotions of the song, the video has a refreshing feeling with light, space and positive energy. Stripping away the show aspects that often inundate the music industry, McHose shows his fanbase how his music is truly created.

2012 has been a monumental year for Brandon McHose. With the release of Brandon’s EP, “Late Night”, resulted in success from radio, extensive touring opportunities nationwide and industry professionals raving about his latest recordings. called Brandon “an artist to watch” while the Examiner said the “world is ready for a new sensitive singer/songwriter”. Brandon’s upbeat tracks and rocking vocals and consistent nonstop touring around the United States and frequent releasing of new music and singles are factors that set him apart from the traditional singer/songwriters of today and a talented musician and vocalist to be on the lookout for in the future.

For more information about Brandon McHose please visit Brandon’s official website

Watch the video for “Goodbye” on YouTube

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

How to Work From Home - Employment Opportunity Launches New, Exciting Business

Experienced, successful entrepreneur introduces new marketing strategy for penny auction site, allowing ordinary people to make extraordinary incomes working from home.

Bend, OR, August 28, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- Jim Schneider, a successful retired businessman, recently discovered a new concept in marketing that is a true money making opportunity for the average person. It is a program that can, with some effort and elbow grease, result in a large income.

"I've never seen anything like this before," says Schneider. "I've seen a lot of different programs and schemes, but this one is unique in its simplicity and payout. And, with the Founders Program in place, the opportunity is even greater."

The Founders Affiliate Program, which is limited to 1,000 positions, has just been introduced and will allow a limited number of people to join during the pre-launch period. These Founders will then be positioned to ride the wave of expected growth and success. However, people should be aware that when all one thousand positions are filled, the Founders Program will no longer be available. Openings are expected to go fast.

"This is a time to do your due diligence and research quickly to be able to take advantage of this unbelievable opportunity," says Schneider. "In fact, if anyone is truly interested, they should contact me right away or the Founder positions will be filled."

The program itself requires affiliates to promote the Company's penny auction bid site at by purchasing bid packs, which the company will use to grow the popularity of the penny auction site itself. Then, at the end of each day, the Company will tally the day's profits from the penny auctions, and will distribute 50% of those funds to its affiliates, based on the number of shares they hold. So, affiliates literally get paid every day. Those funds are placed into a separate account that the affiliate can draw from anytime he or she desires.

In addition, affiliates must place an online ad each day to promote the penny auction. It's a simple procedure even for the most un-savvy computer person. Provided the affiliate follows an easy, step-by-step process each day, they will be qualified to get paid according to the number of shares they hold.

Additionally, the company has set up a system whereby affiliates can share the opportunity with others, and earn an override from their efforts. This is an exciting addition to the profit sharing plan. The program offers anyone an opportunity to create any desired income and life-style, Whether the affiliate is a part-time non-recruiter or a seasoned sales professional.

"I've seen a lot of programs out there, and most of them are structured so that just a few individuals make the bulk of the money," adds Schneider. "If you have experience with work at home programs, great. Most people, however, have tried and failed at these programs. This one is different. If it wasn't, believe me... I would not be part of it".

More information can be found at

About Jim Schneider:
Jim Schneider has been in the sales and marketing field for over 25 years. He has owned multiple businesses and has a good understanding of what makes a company successful. He is now semi-retired and lives with his wife in Bend, Oregon. Schneider can be reached via email at or by calling 413-521-3883.

Please contact for corrections or updates.

Dave Lockman
Rich Content
9734 Lincoln Lane
Blaine, WA 98230

Cool Off with The Hignell Companies Heating and Air Home Repair Service

The Hignell Companies offers fast and efficient service for home heating and air conditioning. Their heating and air technicians provide expert knowledge and ensure the scope of the project is clearly understood from beginning to end. In addition to HVAC, The Hignell Companies can take care of other home maintenance services including electrical, plumbing, cleaning and painting.

Chico, CA, August 28, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- The Hignell Companies provides timely service for home heating and air systems when customers need it most. Existing customers and potential customers are advised to practice effective home maintenance by having heating and air systems serviced by the expert technicians at The Hignell Companies.

"During the hot summer months, HVAC systems work extra hard to keep homes cool and comfortable," explains a Hignell Expert Technician. "Without proper maintenance, HVAC systems can fail. At The Hignell Companies, we know this makes life miserable, so we do all we can to offer the quickest service without sacrificing quality."

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, (or HVAC) are the three primary functions of a system. HVAC controls air temperature and humidity, and maintains the quality of air in the building. ( ) A complete HVAC system tune-up can help prevent costly breakdowns and increase the longevity of heating and air systems.

The Hignell Companies can service existing heating and air systems or install an entirely new HVAC unit. In either case, when The Hignell Companies performs heating and air home maintenance service ( ), it offers its clients regular communication, satisfaction, understanding of the scope of the project, and clear estimates.

The Hignell Companies heating and air technicians are certified, trustworthy and knowledgeable. The Hignell Companies employs more than 150 qualified home maintenance personnel, and instills in them a sense of integrity and customer service, which is passed on to clients.

"The Hignell Companies prides itself on providing top of the line customer service," said Phil Larios, CEO of The Hignell Companies ( ). "We know that central heating and air are two of the most important functions in your home. That's why our experts also provide education about which HVAC product or service will suit your needs best and keep your family as comfortable as possible."

Contact The Hignell Companies to request a quote for home maintenance services or schedule an HVAC tune-up by calling 530-592-0941 or online at

About The Hignell Companies:
The Hignell Companies is a family-owned company that has offered home maintenance services and property management for over 60 years. It presently employs more than 150 people who represent the firm in the fields of residential and commercial property management and Community Association Management. The Hignell Companies offers home maintenance services that include painting, electrical, heating and air, plumbing and cleaning. The Hignell Companies is committed to the highest standards of excellence and service, and guarantees complete customer satisfaction.

Contact The Hignell Companies to request a quote for home maintenance services or a remodeling project by calling 530-894-0404 or online at

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Archer Manufacturing Introduces Hygienic Soap Dispenser to Keep Restaurants Safe

A recent study shows soap dispensers commonly used in many public bathrooms, including restaurants, harbor unsafe levels of bacteria and can cause sickness. Archer Manufacturing introduces the “OPS®1-TOUCH™ Soap Dispenser” to combat both dispenser breakage, and unsanitary conditions.

San Francisco, CA, August 28, 2012 - In a recent study published in 2011 by the American Society for Microbiology titled, “Bacterial Hand Contamination and Transfer after Use of Contaminated Bulk-Soap-Refillable Dispensers”, the study showed that “Bulk-soap-refillable dispensers are prone to extrinsic bacterial contamination, and demonstrated that approximately one in four dispensers in public restrooms are contaminated. The studies also showed that in an elementary-school-based field study that bacteria on the hands of students and staff increased 26-fold after washing with soap from contaminated bulk-soap-refillable dispensers. In contrast, washing with soap from dispensers with sealed refills significantly reduced bacteria on hands.

This is important news, because many restaurants are still using the older plastic refillable style soap dispensers, thereby contributing to the sickness of both their staff and customers. Archer Manufacturing now has a superior solution for this problem with the release of their newest soap dispenser, the OPS® 1-TOUCH™. This new stainless steel soap dispenser is 100% guaranteed vandal proof and comes with a 5-year warranty. The cost of the dispensers can easily be recouped from the reduced sick time incurred by staff due to unhygienic working conditions. Also, customers will notice that the restaurant cares about maintaining healthy environmental conditions – thus leading to increased business.

Andrew Werth, VP of Marketing for Archer Manufacturing, had this to say about their new product, “Although, the 1-TOUCH™ soap dispenser can be integrated into any public environment, we are committed to informing the food and restaurant industry and making them aware of the potential hazards related to standard refillable soap dispensers.” Werth further states there are a lot of other soap dispenser products out there, but their product is the only truly patented vandal proof soap dispenser on the market. He goes on to say, “The 1-TOUCH™ Foam Hand Soap vandal proof dispenser is kick proof, punch proof, knife proof, contamination proof and is warranted for up to 5 years.

The 1-TOUCH™ foaming hand soap dispenser is durable and armored in an attractive industrial strength 14 or 16 gauge brushed stainless steel casing. It uses the OPS® Foamy Soap, which is housed in hermetically sealed disposable soap cartridges. The soap cartridges are anti-bacterial and extremely economical yielding over 2500 hand washings.”

What was the initial thinking behind the development of the OPS® 1-TOUCH™? Werth says, “there are two problems facing the food industry today. Right now most restaurants are using outdated and unsanitary reservoir type soap dispensers, which are made of metal or plastic. This typical soap dispenser leads to two common problems; first, they are easy to break, and second, they are allowing bacteria to grow inside them and are causing a lot of people to get sick.” Werth adds, “We’re also finding that a lot of establishments, especially bars, fast food chains, and schools are having trouble with vandalized soap dispensers. People are breaking the dispenser, tearing them off the wall, or even opening it up and putting disgusting things inside the soap.”

Werth is proud of their new product launch, because he thinks it’s the perfect solution to address both the health and vandalism issues facing today’s food industry. “The OPS® 1-TOUCH™ foaming hand soap dispenser uses disposable, hermetically sealed soap cartridges and disposable pumps. This eliminates the need to wash out the dispenser, and prevents bacteria from growing inside it.”

Archer Manufacturing is pleased to announce that the company is offering a “Buy and Try” program right now where if someone buys a 1-TOUCH™ dispenser they’ll give the customer a full cartridge of soap for free. People should be aware that supplies are limited, and should act soon before the program ends.

To learn more about the OPS® 1-TOUCH™ hygienic and durable soap dispenser, please click on this link now:

Andrew Werth
VP of Marketing
Archer Manufacturing
Danville, CA

iTechno Gaming Adds New Sheriff Gaming to its Online Gaming Product Portfolio

iTechno Gaming, (ITG), one of the market leaders in providing value added, innovative and reliable gaming platform solutions, is pleased to announce that they have added Sheriff Gaming products to their suite of gaming solutions.

Valetta, Malta, August 28, 2012 - iTechno Gaming, (ITG), one of the market leaders in providing value added, innovative and reliable gaming platform solutions, is pleased to announce that they have added Sheriff Gaming products to their suite of gaming solutions.

Already well known and respected for their live casino, live poker, sports and skill games, the addition of the Sheriff Gaming slots and table games helps complete a very well rounded product offering for iTechno Gaming. Sheriff Gaming is an industry leader in the development of 3D progressive slots and other games, and they bring a lot of player excitement to their tables.

Massimiliano Isoppo, spokesperson for ITG, said “We are very excited to be able to announce this new addition to our product offering. All of our current customers are excited to have these games added to their sites, as Sheriff has a proven track record of attracting and retaining new players.”

“Our games provide players with a different kind of gaming experience thanks to creative plots, unparalleled graphics and advanced technology that creates an immersive and interactive experience that captures the player's attention and imagination.” - Sheriff Gaming 2012

iTechno Gaming provides their customers with a full suite of gaming products, and Sheriff Gaming joins other industry leader software providers working with ITG, including Evolution Gaming, Net Entertainment, Enet Poker, and WorldMatch Casino software.

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Anna Babola
Telephone +356 21330660

About iTechno Gaming:
A limited company incorporated in Malta, Europe, in 2012, ITG GROUP is engaged as a market leader in providing value added, innovative and reliable gaming platform solutions across online, land – based and mobile platforms. Licensed in the highest reputable gaming jurisdiction of Malta, ITG GROUP has become a fully integrated, complete, cross – platform offering. ITG GROUP strives to be the acknowledged global leader and preferred partner in helping our clients succeed in the world's rapidly evolving gaming markets.

About Sheriff Games:
Sheriff Gaming is one of the youngest companies providing High Quality 3D Entertainment in the gaming industry. At Sheriff Gaming focus is kept on the detail which is essential to create the unique user experience only their 3D Animations can offer. Their products include: 3D Progressive Jackpot Slots Games backed up with supreme 3D animation movies and Realistic 3D Table Games. In addition to our extensive library of 3D slots, Sheriff Gaming has also launched a variety of 3D table games including an innovative, fully animated 3D keno game.

Anna Babola
iTechno Gaming
RGS Ltd, Level 3
Regional Business Center
Achille Ferris Street
Msida, Malta EUROPE
+356 21330660