September Month in Review [Outline]

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ARMOROC PANEL: Benefits of Cement Bonded Particle Board

Holliston, MA (PRWEB) March 18, 2011


ARMOROC is a fire-resistant structural cement bonded particleboard used in the construction of fire-rated floor, roof, & wall assemblies. Armoroc Cement Board is manufactured with some of the oldest and most abundant raw materials in the world: Portland cement, recycled & mineralized wood fibers and water.

Armoroc CBPB comes in 4′x8′ flat sheets and is readily available in a variety of thicknesses ranging from 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″ and 1″ thick panels. Customs sizes and thicknesses can also be arranged. Armoroc is fabricated and installed using traditional carpentry methods by standard carpentry tools and equipment. Because of it’s fire-resistance, Armoroc is a cost effective solution when code does not allow the use of wood products.

Omnivex to Showcase the Capabilities and Business Benefits of Moxie Software at InfoComm

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2011

Omnivex Corporation, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and provider of enterprise-level software for digital signage networks, will be exhibiting in booth #4549 at this year’s InfoComm tradeshow taking place in at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, June 15 – 17. Omnivex will be demonstrating the latest features of their recently released version of Moxie software, 6.08, which includes a new dynamic wayfinding module. Moxie enables customers to develop engaging and informative digital signage content that drives business results and improves operational efficiencies.

Omnivex Moxie software offers customers the ability to distribute information and communicate with their targeted audiences through the effective use of real-time data. Omnivex is known for their ability to make content on the screens more relevant to viewers by utilizing both internal and external data to determine what content to display on the screens. From an operational standpoint, Moxie automates many of the processes associated with maintaining real-time digital signage networks, resulting in increased efficiencies and therefore reduced costs. With its ability to manage complex playlists by combining meta-data tags with content assets and predetermined rules for where and when those assets should play, managing a large network of screens is made simple. It is suitable for a wide range of applications and offers a long term, scalable solution for contextual visual communications.

Moxie 6.08 offers a number of performance enhancements which not only broaden the scope of its graphical and functional capabilities, but also make it more user friendly. By replacing the previous MSMQ communication protocol with TCP, the software offers faster and more reliable message delivery between applications. Further benefits of 6.08 include improved playlist management features and greater encryption control for better security and stability of user networks.

The new wayfinding module will be on display at the Omnivex booth. It represents an innovative and highly anticipated addition to the Moxie software platform. The new module allows users to dynamically generate interactive wayfinding maps by actively responding to real-time environmental factors and determining the best path a user should take. In the past, predefined routes were used to provide a path from point A to B, but with Moxie everything is based on current conditions, making it far more sophisticated. The system even enables a user to send themselves an SMS message with the wayfinding directions or print a copy of the map for their reference. With the software’s easy to use, drag and drop interface, the network operator does not need to have any specialized programming skills to set up and maintain interactive wayfinding maps in Moxie.

InfoComm focuses on the AV market, with more than 32,000 AV professionals and 950+ exhibitors. From audio components to telepresence systems, digital signage to 3D projectors, InfoComm 2011 will showcase the latest products and applications for the AV industry. Omnivex software is sold and supported worldwide by our Value Added Reseller partners. For more information about becoming an Omnivex Partner or to see what Moxie can do for your business, visit Omnivex at InfoComm in booth 4549 or contact us at sales(at)omnivex(dot)com.

About Omnivex

Founded in 1991, Omnivex Corporation is a leader in software development for digital signage networks and electronic displays. Omnivex software is used by over 2,000 customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, to manage all aspects of digital signage networks, including content management, real-time data acquisition and distribution, and remote device monitoring and management. Omnivex and our customers have been recognized with numerous awards for excellence in digital signage. For more information, visit

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Endless Vacation Rentals(SM) Offers Novel Earnings Potential for Travel Agents and Money-Saving Benefits for Travelers in Weakened Economy

Parsppany, NJ (PRWEB) May 7, 2008

Even with the slow-down of the economy and decline of the dollar, travelers are still looking for that long-awaited summer vacation, but they definitely are looking to save money! A great option available through Endless Vacation Rentals helps traditional and home-based travel agents effectively stretch travel dollars on vacation stays for their clients, while also boosting travel agent earnings. Whether planning a family vacation, a getaway with friends or a romantic escape for two, renting a vacation villa, resort condo, or cottage is a terrific way for travelers to vacation without breaking the bank.

“Vacation rentals are a wonderful bargain, pretty much no matter how you do the math,” said John T. Peters CTIE, vice president of Travel Trade and Business Development for Endless Vacation Rentals. “We also know that vacation rentals are perfect for families,” continued Peters. “Our vacation rentals typically feature multi-room accommodations with enough space to ‘hang out’ in. Think about it, no getting the kids dressed and rounded up for breakfast; Just enjoy it as a family in the kitchen! There’s plenty of room for the in-laws…you know, the extra bedroom on the other end of the unit with its own bathroom – because it’s nice to have them close (okay, but not too close).”

Here are the top reasons how booking a vacation rental with Endless Vacation Rentals helps stretch vacation dollars and boost travel agent earnings:

1. For the cost of a long weekend at a comparable hotel, travelers can often stay for a whole week in a vacation rental. In addition, The “Last Minute Escapes” section of offers close-in deals on studio accommodations for $ 329* USD per week, one bedroom stays for $ 379* USD per week, and two-bedrooms and larger for $ 399* USD per week. These offerings are updated every other Wednesday, are valid for travel within 30 days, and each is for a 7-night stay – even if the traveler doesn’t stay all 7 nights, the prices are virtually unbeatable.

2. When you book at, there is no extra charge for additional guests up to the selected accommodations’ maximum occupancy – representing a significant per person cost savings on comparable accommodations. Plus once a rental is booked and paid, rates are locked-in and protected against any additional fluctuations of the dollar. Additionally, booking accommodations with Endless Vacation Rentals allows travelers to budget accurately before embarking on their travels with no surprise fees or taxes imposed while they are on vacation.

3. In-room amenities (most units) like major appliances and fully equipped kitchens are a welcome advantage! Travelers can save money on drinks and snack or even the occasional meal when they have a refrigerator in their room. In-room washers and dryers cut-down on expensive laundry services. It’s travel made easy for an overall better vacation experience.

4. With such a vast range of options…From studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom resort condos in destinations such as Arizona, Florida, Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Caribbean – to villas, cottages and homes in Italy, France, Great Britain and beyond – there are prices and locations to suit just about any traveler’s budget and preferences.

5. The $ 36 billion vacation exchange and rental industry is a growing segment of the market – Clearly, one that agents can’t afford to ignore. Booking at helps boost agent earnings with attractive commissions, customarily 12 percent and up to 20 percent on special promotions. Traditional and home-based travel agents can use as a ‘live’ catalog from which to select accommodations at resort condos, villas, vacation homes and more in destinations across the globe — then simply book it right there online. Plus, the company also maintains a travel industry hotline for live assistance and a dedicated travel industry sales team.

Here’s an example of what kinds of accommodations you can book for your clients: In looking at the Endless Vacation Rentals dedicated agent website today, a two-bedroom unit at the Polynesian Isles Resort in the Orlando, Florida area is $ 600* per WEEK and it sleeps up to 6 people. That’s about $ 43* USD per person, per night. Are your clients looking to visit Italy? The Montegiovi villa in Italy’s Florentine hills is listed at $ 2,440* USD for a week in May and it sleeps 10 people. That’s $ 35* USD per person per night. Plus, it has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and views of olive, pine and cypress tree groves.

“So next time one of your clients asks for more than one hotel room, stop and think a moment,” said Peters. “Remember vacation rentals. Remember us: Endless Vacation Rentals. We’re your one-stop shop for all your vacation rental needs; from resort condos in Orlando and the beaches of Mexico, to villas in Europe and beyond.”

Endless Vacation Rentals features a dedicated Web address for traditional and home-based travel agents to book and earn commissions at This travel agent portal makes searching content, viewing availability in real time, and booking vacation rentals quick and easy – from resort condos in destinations across the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean, to country cottages in the U.K. and vacation villas in Italy and France. Plus, its staff of experienced vacation guides is available by phone at 866-844-2017 to assist agents throughout the rental process.

About Endless Vacation Rentals:

Endless Vacation Rentals is among the world’s largest global marketers of vacation rental properties with access for specified periods to approximately 60,000 vacation properties worldwide. Endless Vacation Rentals offers online direct booking capability, quality service and support at for consumers and at for traditional and home-based travel agents to book a vacation rental for their clients as quickly and easily as reserving a traditional hotel room. Endless Vacation Rentals is part of Group RCI, one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, (NYSE: WYN) and the global leader in non-hotel leisure accommodations. For additional information visit or the media center of

*Destinations and travel times are subject to availability and confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Offer includes only accommodations and specifically excludes travel cost and other expenses that may be incurred. Promotional discounts and offers may not apply to all properties. Other restrictions may apply. Offer void where prohibited by law. Additional taxes and conditions may apply.

CST: 2081369-50. Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-36515. Nevada Seller of Travel Registration No. 2006-0006. Washington Seller of Travel Reg. No. 602560941. For Web Site Terms and Conditions and Additional Disclosures call 866-844-2017 or go to

This inventory is made available by Resort Rental, LLC (operating as Holiday Rentals, LLC in MD and TX), an Indiana-licensed limited liability company, whose principal broker is John Lawrence Hertweck. All Rights Reserved.

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Crossroads of the Mid-Atlantic Offers Prime Relocation Benefits

Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) February 18, 2010

Located at the intersection of two of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest interstates, just minutes from four states, and only an hour from the Baltimore and Washington, DC metro areas, there is no better—and more affordable—place for a business to be than Hagerstown, Maryland and surrounding Washington County. And now, for a limited time, businesses can take advantage of two excellent opportunities to relocate, expand, or establish a business at this strategic “Crossroads of Commerce.”

RZFB Helps Businesses Get Tax-Exempt, Longer-Term Loans

As a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Washington County and Hagerstown has received $ 14 million for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds. “The RZFB program is a great resource for companies to utilize,” said Timothy R. Troxell, CEcD, Executive Director of the Hagerstown-Washington County EDC. “This incentive complements the recently enacted Job Attraction and Creation (JAC) program [see below] to provide two big boosts for companies expanding or relocating in one of the nation’s best places to do business.”

Tax-Exempt Loans – RZFB bonds provide businesses with access to bank loans at reduced interest rates to help create and retain jobs.
Longer Finance Terms – RZFB bonds also enable much longer debt terms—up to 20 years instead of the 5 years typical for a bank loan.
Open to Almost any Business – RZFB bonds are not limited to industrial firms, but open to qualified businesses including retail, commercial, office, and service providers.
DEADLINE: The first round of RZFB proposals are due on March 17, 2010. All RZFB funding must be used by December 31st, 2010.

Job Attraction and Creation (JAC) Program Offers $ 1500 Per New Job Created

To help bring more jobs to the region, the Washington County Board of County Commisioners have dedicated $ 500,000 in funding for the Job Attraction and Creation (JAC) program. This program will help jumpstart growth for businesses moving to Hagerstown and Washington County in four ways:

Cash Incentives – $ 1500 will be provided for each new permanent, full-time job created. The money will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the funding is exhausted or June 30, 2010.
Permit Fee Reductions – Qualifying businesses will also receive significant reductions in Washington County permit fees. New or expansion project fees will be reduced by up to 75% for non-retail projects and 25% for retail projects. Reduced fees include building, electrical, HVAC and plumbing.
Fast Track Permitting – Qualifying business will also qualify for the County’s Fast Track Construction Program
Extended Tax Payment – Finally, qualifying businesses may request a three-year payment program for the required excise tax
DEADLINE: Businesses must create qualifying new jobs by June 30, 2010. All cash incentive funds are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and applications are being accepted now.

A Variety of Business Space in Excellent Locations–Available Now

Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland currently have over 500,000 square feet of office space available, and Washington County has over 1.8 million square feet of industrial/commercial space available. Existing spaces are wired for data and are suitable for a variety of industries. Following are some example industry types along with links to more information on available space that is well-suited for that industry:

MANUFACTURING: West Marine Building

LOGISTICS/DISTRIBUTION: Bowman Air Park Building and the Baer Building I and Newgate II (pad-ready site for construction)

OFFICE SPACE: Hub Business Park and the Susquehanna Center


The Crossroads of Commerce: Hagerstown and Washington County, MD: Ideal Business Location

Located at the Crossroads of Interstate 81 (accessing the nation from north to south) and Interstate 70 (connecting the nation from points east to west) Washington County, Maryland is the “Crossroads of Commerce.” Less than 30 minutes from well-known national biodefense resource Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, and within an hour’s drive of both Washington,DC and Baltimore,MD, Washington County is an affordable place to do business with close proximity to major metropolitan areas.

— Highly-Educated and Skilled Workforce —

A productive, dedicated, and well-rounded regional workforce of 400,000 has made Washington County a choice location for manufacturers, financial services, and distribution companies. Government, business, and community organizations collaborate to help diversify the local economy. As a result higher paying jobs are being created in advanced manufacturing, aero defense, and biotechnology sectors.

The existing highly-educated and skilled workforce provides an incredible opportunity to new businesses and those looking to expand. Companies see value in doing business in Washington County as capital investment in 2009 peaked at over $ 150 million.

— Pro-Business Climate —

Washington County is known for a healthy, pro-business climate. With incentives and financing programs from a variety of sources, businesses get significant assistance to open, expand or relocate in the area. Company goals are achieved by working with partners and developing custom programs to maximize benefits for each business.

Beyond financial assistance, expert liaisons are employed to help ensure a smooth expansion and logistical process through the County’s “Fast Track Program.”

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ZeelTV Searching for The Next Crafting Diva – Auditions at the CHA SuperShow July 31 and August 1 Benefits Jenny McCarthy’s Generation Rescue

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2009

ZeelTV is Searching for the Next Crafting Diva. Ten Minutes of Fame and A Chance to Host Series.

Auditions held at the CHA SuperShow at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando July 31st and August The screen tests benefit Jenny McCarthy’s Generation Rescue.

Casting call for Crafters, Decorators, Sewing Experts, Quilt Designers, and Scrapbook Experts. Winning contestants will land their own television series! Held at the CHA SuperShow at the Orange County Convention Center, West Hall, Orlando on July 31st and August 1st and Audition, registration will begin at 10 AM at Booth 1806, the contest will feature an “America’s Got Talent” style. See for contest rules.

Celebrity judges, professional production team, and on- line viewers will determine five winners. Quilters TV (, SewOnTV, Crafter TV, Design News Network( and Scrappy TV, the craft and sewing division of ZeelTV will be holding an open call screen test for the Search for the Next Crafting Diva contest launching at the Craft and Hobby Association Craft SuperShow, July 31st and August 1st ,Orlando Convention Center, West Hall. This contest kicks of a nation-wide competition. Home decorators, crafter, scrapbook creators, quilters or sewing designers, will have a chance to inspire viewers and get a shot at hosting their own series to be produced at Comcast Studio 25 in Atlanta. The contest will have five winners, one in each category.

Onsite registration will be who handled by volunteers from Jenny McCarthy’s Generation Rescue, and a $ 25 suggested donation can be made when signing in, however the donation is voluntary.

Jenny McCarthy’s autism organization Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientists and physicians researching the causes and treatments for autism, ADHD and chronic illness, while parent-volunteers mentor thousands of families in recovering their children.

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American Hydrotech Launches Hydrology Tool for Calculating Overall Stormwater Management Benefits of Garden Roof

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 1, 2010

American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced the availability of an industry-first Hydrotech Hydrology Tool (HHT), providing architects, engineers, building owners and other members of the design team with full, project-specific reporting that contains an array of project-specific data to definitively document how a green roof assists in meeting overall stormwater requirements and goals.