Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MAX Agency Toronto Talent Heat up the Month of February 2012!

MAX Agency Toronto Talent heat up the month of February 2012! Every February 14th, across the United States, Canada and other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.

Toronto, ON, February 14, 2012 - MAX Agency Toronto Talent heat up the month of February 2012! Every February 14th, across the United States, Canada and other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Besides the celebration of Valentine's day, MAX Agency talent are celebrating many bookings and auditions this past week.

First things first, MAX Agency gives huge congratulations to Savva P., Ian C., and Dorian W. for booking Acorn Stair Lift TV commercial. The gorgeous young MAX models Claire M. and Madeline A. landed a gig for a television shoot for Entertainment Tonight Canada and video promoting the new Marc Anthony Cosmetics hair lightning product.

The lovely Rosa I., Natisha N., Jessica T. are auditioning for AVIA Productions. Elzbieta K., and Kay D. have an audition for Zero One Communications. Jack M's boyish good looks landed him an audition for YTV Sportscaster segment. MAX Agency talent Issac H. will be auditioning for Capital One print ad. Jonathon P., Natalie B., Cynthia G., Kimoy D., Ian
C., and Michael K. will be auditioning for General Retailer Recruitment campaign print ad.

The glorification never stops at MAX Agency. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on MAX Agency auditions and bookings.

For more information regarding booking any of Max Agency's Talent or if you're interested in becoming a talent or model with MAX Agency, please contact them at 416-482-5392 or visit their website at www.maxagency.com

Fabiana E
MAX Agency
2063 Yonge St. Suite 202
Toronto, ON M4S-2A2

Emprise Bank and Kasasa Change the Face of Local Banking

Offering Consumers a Better Banking Experience

Wichita, KS, February 15, 2012 - Emprise Bank asks consumers, “Do you Kasasa?” as it becomes the first financial institution in Wichita to launch the country’s most innovative financial products.

Kasasa® is a new brand of free checking and savings accounts that pays consumers to use their account with what interests them most—high interest or automatic savings. These accounts, combined with the personal service that only community financial institutions can deliver, are offering residents a better checking account option.

“Consumers deserve to wake up to happier days of banking. We are pleased to be the first in Wichita to offer these unique products,” said Teri Ginther, E.V.P. at Emprise Bank. “Kasasa delivers what research shows people really want but believe they can’t have—great financial products with the personal service of a community based financial institution.”

Emprise Bank is offering two Kasasa financial products, including Kasasa Cash® and Kasasa Saver®. All Kasasa products are free, reward-based accounts, with no minimum balance to get the rewards, no monthly service fees, online banking and nationwide ATM fee refunds.

Kasasa Cash - A free checking account that pays high interest for every month the account holder qualifies.

Kasasa Saver - A free, high interest saver account linked to a Kasasa Cash checking account. The interest and ATM fee refunds earned in the Kasasa Cash account are automatically deposited into the Kasasa Saver account when the consumers qualify. The balance in the Kasasa Saver account also earns a high rate of interest.

To receive the Kasasa account benefits, each monthly qualification cycle account holders are asked to do a few simple things like, receive an eStatement, use a debit card a minimum number of times, and have an electronic transaction (such as direct deposit) post and clear their account. If an account holder does not meet the qualifications in a given month, Emprise Bank will alert the individual, who will be eligible the following month for the benefits.

“Extensive research has shown us that consumers would prefer to do business with community financial institutions, but feel they would lose access to products,” continued Ginther.

“Kasasa is opening people’s eyes to a new banking model where no sacrifices are necessary. It’s a win-win because account holders get innovative products and personalized service.”

In 2009, Kasasa was piloted in six other markets across the U.S. In just the first two months of offering Kasasa, participating community financial institutions reported growth rates upwards of 150% on new account openings and 372% in deposits at institutions focused on deposit growth.

Kasasa is being introduced with an aggressive, highly engaging marketing campaign. It comes to life through a fresh mix of eye-popping advertising. The ads feature America’s top slam poets www.kasasa.com/news-and-media/advertising riffing lyrical threads around the theme of “Do you Kasasa?”

Kasasa is distributed to Emprise Bank from BancVue, the leading provider of innovative products, dynamic marketing, and data-driven consulting solutions to community financial institutions nationwide.

For more information on Kasasa accounts, consumers can visit www.emprisebank.com.

Do you Kasasa?
Kasasa® is the first national brand of the most innovative checking accounts available today. The accounts, offered exclusively by the finest community financial institutions, are designed to be the first and only accounts that actually take an interest in their account holders by paying them to use their account with what interests them most—high interest, cash back, automatic savings, money to donate to charity or iTunes® or Amazon.com® downloads. Kasasa, developed and distributed by BancVue, marries innovative banking products with the personal touch of community financial institutions. For more information, visit www.kasasa.com.    

Katie Weathers
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(404) 791-8245

50 IAVA Member Veterans Receive Scholarships from Veritas Prep to Help Prepare Competitive Applications to a Wide Variety of Graduate Degree Programs

American Heroes Scholarship Recipients Illustrate Diverse Career Interests of Today’s Veterans

Malibu, CA, February 14, 2012 - Veritas Prep, a leading GMAT prep and graduate school admissions consulting firm, in partnership with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the country's first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, announced today that it has awarded American Heroes Scholarships to 50 IAVA Member Veterans. These test preparation and admissions consulting scholarships will allow U.S. Military Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan to pursue a wide variety of interests including business, environmental science, history, law, medicine, museum studies, nutrition, psychology and public administration.

“Everyone at Veritas Prep feels honored to award the inaugural American Heroes Scholarships to 50 deserving IAVA Member Veterans. It is our privilege to help these exceptional men and women as they begin their journey to earn the professional degree they need to advance in the military or excel in a civilian career,” said Chad Troutwine, co-founder and CEO of Veritas Prep. “The recipients exemplify the diverse career interests of today’s U.S. Military Veterans. Their inspiring stories remind us that military service and graduate education are a potent combination that can lead to success in many fields. We look forward to furthering our partnership with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to create life-changing opportunities for service members and veterans.”

“Veritas Prep is a national leader in supporting new veterans and has stepped up in a big way to show veterans that they have our backs. They understand the immense potential of this New Greatest Generation. These scholarships will provide valuable opportunities so new veterans can be at their very best throughout the graduate school admissions process. Education and employment are two of our top priorities at IAVA, so this partnership with Veritas Prep is especially exciting,” said IAVA Founder and Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff.

“Since separating from the Army, I’ve decided that I’d like to put the experience and skills I gained in the military to use in a career in business. While military service helped me develop leadership skills, to become a business leader I need the management skills that an MBA would provide,” said Shahriar Chowdhury, former Captain, U.S. Army. “My goal is to go to a good business school, but to do that I need to score well on the GMAT. I’d wanted to take a prep course, but held off because of the cost. I’m extremely grateful to the Veritas Prep scholarship program because now I can better prepare for the GMAT and hopefully achieve the score I need to get into a top program.”

“The four years I spent on active duty as an army medic introduced me to the everyday and often extreme demands of what being a healthcare provider entails. From these experiences, I found my calling to become a physician and scientist, and now wish to delve into the challenging, yet inspiring, world of research and medicine,” said Cameron Waites, former Sergeant in the U.S. Army and current National Institutes of Health research fellow. “But before this dream has any chance of becoming a reality, one particularly important challenge remains on my horizon - getting accepted into medical school. Fortunately, the scholarship from Veritas Prep will provide expert guidance and support, helping me to prepare a strong application."

Of the 50 scholarships awarded, 31 IAVA Member Veterans will receive a free Veritas Prep GMAT prep course, either in-person or online, and Veritas Prep’s full suite of 15 GMAT course books and extensive resources; 19 will receive six hours of graduate school admissions consulting with a Veritas Prep admissions expert related to the graduate program of their choice. In addition to the scholarships announced today, Veritas Prep is extending discounts to all qualified IAVA Member Veterans; offering 50 percent off Veritas Prep GMAT courses and 25 percent off admissions consulting services.

For more information about Veritas Prep, visit www.veritasprep.com. To learn more about Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America or to sign up for a free membership, visit www.iava.org.

About Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep is the world’s largest privately-owned GMAT preparation and admissions consulting provider, offering industry-leading programs to help applicants improve their test scores and gain admission to the world’s best graduate schools. Founded in 2002 by graduates of the Yale School of Management, Veritas Prep now offers live GMAT prep instruction in more than 80 cities worldwide, as well as interactive online courses available everywhere. Additionally, Veritas Prep offers industry-leading admissions consulting services for applicants seeking admission to the most competitive business schools, law schools, and medical schools in the world. For more information visit www.veritasprep.com.

About Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 200,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide. For more information visit www.iava.org.

Lindsey Mikal
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
303 433 7020