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Malaria Awareness Day Offers Opportunity to Save Lives Through Nothing But Nets


(Vocus) April 3, 2007

The people of The United Methodist Church are using April 25, Malaria Awareness Day, as an opportunity to call attention to the plight of children in Africa, one of whom dies every 30 seconds from malaria.

Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, president of the denomination’s Council of Bishops, is urging members of the denomination and others to skip lunch on Malaria Awareness Day and donate the money saved to send a lifesaving mosquito bed net to a child in Africa through Nothing But Nets.

The people of The United Methodist Church are founding partners in the Nothing But Nets campaign, a grassroots effort to prevent malaria through the purchase and distribution of bed nets in Africa–soon to be featured on “American Idol.” In observance of Malaria Awareness Day, the denomination will observe the theme Skip a lunch. Send a net. Save a life.

“Bed nets are the most cost-effective way to protect children from the mosquitoes that carry this killer disease,” the Houston-based Huie said. “This is an easy, tangible way to make a difference.

“Join me,” she said. “I’m going to skip lunch and donate $ 10 to send a bed net. Skip a lunch. Send a net. Save a life.”

A $ 10 donation to http://www.NothingButNets.net will pay for the cost of a bed net, sending it to a family in Africa and teaching how it can be used to protect children from mosquitoes at night, when bites are most likely.

On April 24th and 25th, Nothing But Nets will be featured during a two-night “American Idol” special “Idol Gives Back,” designed to increase awareness and raise funds for organizations serving children living in poverty in Africa and the U.S. “American Idol” sponsors will make a donation for each vote viewers cast on April 24. On April 25, viewers will be able to make their own donations via toll-free lines and online.

Local churches are encouraged to join Malaria Awareness Day efforts by holding a noon worship service focusing on malaria on April 25 as a lunchtime alternative, or planning a fundraiser or other event to increase awareness of the disease. The United Methodist Church’s Upper Room Living Prayer Center is planning a continuous 24-hour prayer vigil for the children of Africa, for those suffering with malaria, and for global health.

United Methodists have been in mission in Africa for more than 160 years, operating hospitals, clinics, schools and mission centers.

“Nothing But Nets is a visible part of our long-term commitment to eliminate malaria,” Huie said. “Providing comprehensive health care to the developing nations of Africa is a long, difficult process. It will need to continue for generations.”

April 25 has been observed as Africa Malaria Day since 2001, but this year marks the first time President George W. Bush has proclaimed the day as Malaria Awareness Day in the United States.

Inspired by Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, the Nothing But Nets campaign has raised more than $ 4 million so far–enough money for more than 400,000 nets. A challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match contributions dollar for dollar up to $ 3 million. Other founding partners are the United Nations Foundation and the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares.

To learn how to make a donation, visit http://www.NothingButNets.net or http://www.umc.org/nets.

Contact:

Diane Denton

(615) 742-5406 (office)

(615) 483-1765 (cell)

United Methodist Communications

Office of Public Information

810 12th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37203

http://www.umcpresscenter.org

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Opportunity to Win Potential $1,000,000 Trust in Grand Magazine and KissTrust


Warrenton, VA (PRWEB) April 10, 2008

One lucky person has the opportunity to win a funded trust for their grandchild, thanks to a new sweepstakes launched by Grand Magazine, the magazine for grandparents, in conjunction with KissTrust, Inc, http://www.kisstrust.com. The projected future value of the trust is over $ 1,000,000.

Golden Opportunity for Scottish Friendly Customers

Glasgow (PRWEB) May 12, 2009

Scottish Friendly, one of the UK’s leading friendly societies, has joined with Golden Charter, the UK’s largest independent funeral plan provider, to enhance its Over 50s Guaranteed Protection Plan.

It is expected the new whole of life cover product, with an added funeral benefits option, will reach over 500,000 potential customers this year alone.

Scottish Friendly, a leading provider of savings and investment products has partnered with Golden Charter. This means that customers selecting the Golden Charter funeral benefit option will be able to have their policy proceeds used to pay towards funeral costs, with the funeral provided by one of Golden Charter’s list of independent family funeral directors.

A special feature of the whole of life cover plan is that Scottish Friendly customers selecting this option will have an additional

ING Survey: Finds Many Americans Missing Opportunity to Maximize the Value of Workplace Retirement Plans


Atlanta, GA (Vocus) November 9, 2010

Preparing for retirement is like training for a marathon. It takes dedication, determination and a long-term commitment, along with the right support and resources to complete the race. The ING family of companies in the U.S. (ING), today released the results of a nationwide survey of retirement plan participants that underscores how Americans are at a disadvantage when it comes to their own financial marathon.


Research Reveals Most Workers Under-Estimate the Potential Long-Term Power of a Modest Retirement Raise as They Save for Retirement
Nearly 6 in 10 Say They Could Increase Their Annual Contribution Rate Today by Up to 3% of Salary
More than 1 in 5 Set Contribution Rate Based on Gut Feel
ING Rolls Out Easy-to-Use Contribution Rate Calculator to Encourage Greater Retirement Savings

The survey, commissioned by the ING Retirement Research Institute, confirmed that employer-sponsored retirement plans are incredibly important to the workers who participate in them, but most are not maximizing the savings power of these plans to their full potential. The research found that plan investors often fail to recognize the potential long-term benefits that even a small contribution rate increase can produce in helping them successfully reach their retirement goals.

Americans Admit They Can, Should Be Saving More

INGs survey clearly indicates that Americans know they are responsible for their retirement, and admit they could be saving more.

According to the findings, a majority of workers (87%) said they could be saving more in their employer-sponsored retirement plan, a savings vehicle they deem critically important to reaching a secure retirement and the foundation of most their retirement savings strategy. In fact, of the 1,000 workplace retirement plan participants surveyed, nearly two-thirds (64%) said their employer-sponsored retirement plan accounts for all or most of their retirement portfolio. However, many participants are not stretching to maximize their contributions when they can. Moreover, they tend to rely on guesswork when setting contribution levels, and dont fully understand the importance and long-term impact of small increases in contribution rates.

Americans today understand that they shoulder a greater responsibility for securing their own retirement, said Rob Leary, CEO, ING Insurance U.S. They also recognize that an employer-sponsored retirement plan is the cornerstone of their efforts to save for retirement. Still, the issue for many workers, made even more urgent in shaky economic times and an era of volatile equity markets, is scrubbing household budgets and, when possible, finding more dollars to save for retirement. Being cost-conscious is certainly important and prudent, but at the same time, people must also find ways to contribute more into their retirement accounts.

And its not like theyre confident in the future of Social Security. In fact, more respondents (51%) think its more likely that scientists will clone dinosaurs in their lifetime than it is that Congress will save Social Security, and 77% of those with kids at home say their child is more likely to catch a foul ball in the seats at a baseball game than cash a Social Security check.

INGs findings suggest that even though workers may acknowledge the retirement saving challenge, it has not necessarily resulted in better saving behaviors, at least not in their employer-sponsored retirement plans. Of those participants not contributing the maximum to their retirement plan, an overwhelming majority (87%) admitted they could afford to increase their annual contribution by 1% of their annual salary; almost six in ten (59%) said they could up their contribution by 3% of salary; and nearly one third (32%) said they could afford a 5% increase.

The irony is that Americans love raises, Leary said. In our survey, most respondents (76%) would prefer even just a slight raise over a shorter commute to work. We recognize that the current economic environment is challenging for most everyone and robust salary increases are currently not the norm; nevertheless, Americans cannot delay giving themselves a retirement raise. A modest increase in your workplace retirement plan contribution rate can go a long way toward ensuring a more financially secure retirement.

Most Workers Overlook Long-Term Impact of Modest Contribution Rate Increases

INGs survey also indicated that plan participants lacked a clear understanding of contribution rates and the lifetime value of even small increases.

In fact, for many workers, setting workplace retirement plan contribution rates appeared to be either a guess or a back-of-the-envelope calculation. Very few of those surveyed consulted outside resources in determining their contribution levels. Nearly two-thirds (65%) determined their contribution rate themselves, and one in five (21%) said they go by gut feeling.

When asked to estimate the lifetime value of a 2% increase in their contribution rate, only a small percentage could even come close. More often, people miscalculated. Forty percent of respondents underestimated by 50% or more and just about a third (32%) over-estimated by 50% or more.

After choosing to participate in the plan, the most important decision workers make is setting their contribution rate each year, said Catherine Smith, CEO, ING U.S. Retirement Services. However, for too many, participation and contribution rate elections are just another box to check. We need to be more deliberate and take the time to consider things like tax impact, compounding, and the effects of employer matches in making these elections.

Employer-Sponsored Plans the Cornerstone of Retirement Savings

For most Americans, understanding and maximizing the use of workplace retirement plans is critical since these plans are not only the cornerstone of their retirement portfolios, but the main vehicle through which they are exposed to and learn about investing.

Nearly half of the plan participants polled (44%) admitted that if they didnt have a retirement plan at work, they probably wouldnt be saving for retirement at all. In fact, most respondents (58%) said their employer-sponsored retirement account (401(k), 403(b), or 457) was their first investment and over half (52%) said their plan was the main place they learned about investing.

In addition to offering entry to the investing world, many respondents said that their workplace retirement plan continues to provide critical investment knowledge and insight. Better than two out of five (42%) said all or most of their investment knowledge comes from managing their employer-sponsored retirement account.

They also gave overwhelming credit to their employer for putting them on the right path. In fact, those polled cited their employers as having the most influence in getting them to start saving for retirement, followed by family and friends. Moreover, their employer match was cited by most participants as the most important reason they contribute to their workplace plan. Still, there is clearly room for progress. Over half (55%) agreed that if their employer provided them with more detailed education, they might contribute more to their plan. In fact, better than 7 in 10 (72%) wished their company customized information for their personal situation.

For many working Americans, an employer-sponsored retirement plan isnt simply a stepping stone into the investment world, its the foundation for their future investing education and financial decision-making, said Smith. The lessons learned in managing a workplace retirement plan are critical, and they can make the difference between a long and comfortable retirement and a retirement that falls well short of their dreams and goals.

ING Retirement Contribution Rate Calculator

Dental Practice in McAllen TX Offers Patients the Opportunity to Save Precious Stem Cells from Teeth, Introduces Store-A-Tooth Dental Stem Cell Banking

McAllen, TX (PRWEB) October 11, 2011

Nearly everyone has heard of the potential of stem cells to treat a wide range of serious diseases. Yet few people realize that a rich source of these cells is teethbaby teeth that come loose during childhood, wisdom teeth extracted from teens or young adults, and teeth that need to be pulled to make room for braces. These potent stem cells exist in the dental pulp of any healthy tooth and can be preserved to protect a familys future health.

Dr. Kenneth Baker, DDS, who performs general dentistry and oral surgery at Medical Center North Dental Associates in McAllen Texas, is at the forefront of bringing stem cell innovation to his community. By partnering with Store-A-Tooth, he now offers the highest quality dental stem cell preservation to his patients. This service enables parents to save the stem cells from their childrens teeth as an investment in their familys health. There is no greater gift to give your child than added protection toward their future, said Dr. Baker. Our goal is to bring the highest level of quality to everything we do thats why were a leader in sedation dentistry, and why were pleased to introduce Store-A-Tooth, a minimally invasive, more affordable and convenient option for saving a childs stem cells.

The process is simple. The family makes an appointment with Dr. Baker to extract the teeth for example, baby teeth which would be falling out naturally, teeth needing to be pulled for braces or wisdom teeth which are scheduled to be extracted. The dentist places the teeth in a special Store-A-Tooth transport kit to protect them during overnight transport to the lab. There, the sample is tested for viability and processed for long-term cryopreservation, and a Lab Report is sent for confirmation to the family that the stem cells have been safely processed and stored.

Preservation of Dental Stem Cells for Future Needs

Research, while early, is increasingly showing promise that dental stem cells may someday play a role in treatments for such serious conditions as Type 1 Diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, spinal cord injuries, and neurological conditions such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons. In fact, since 2000 when National Institutes of Health researchers first discovered potent stems cells in teeth, this new source of stem cells has gained significant focus within the research community. Dental stem cells have already been used in human studies to treat periodontal (gum) disease and to regrow jawbone.

As awareness of dental stem cells grows; the possibility of banking baby teeth is increasingly piquing the interest of parents seeking an additional layer of promise against disease for their child. Banking stem cells (preserving the stem cells in long-term cryopreservation tanks so they can later be used for clinical use), is commonly done with bone marrow and umbilical cord blood and is a well established technology. But now, with the discovery of dental stem cells, parents can bank their childs baby or wisdom teeth an easy, affordable and convenient option to save their familys stem cells.

For more information:

Dr. Kenneth W. Baker, DDS

Medical Center North Dental Associates

5000 North Tenth St.

McAllen, TX

(956) 686-2052 or toll-free 866-712-8910

http://www.drkbaker.com/


About Store-A-Tooth, a service of Provia Laboratories LLC

Provia Laboratories, LLC (http://www.provialabs.com) is a health services company specializing in high quality biobanking (reservation of biological specimens). The companys Store-A-Tooth service platform enables the collection, transport, processing, and storage of dental stem cells for potential use in future stem-cell therapies. The company advises industrial, academic, and governmental clients on matters related to the preservation of biological specimens for research and clinical use. In addition, Provia offers a variety of products for use in complex biobanking environments to improve sample logistics, security, and quality. Provia Labs is a member of ISBER, the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories. For more information on dental stem cell banking, please visit http://www.store-a-tooth.com or call 1-877-867-5753.

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Family Dental Associates of KY, P.S.C. in Louisville, KY Now Offers Patients Opportunity to Save Precious Stem Cells from Teeth


Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) January 22, 2012

At Family Dental Associates of KY, P.S.C., patients now have the option to bank their dental stem cells. This revolutionary option will allow patients to have those stem cells available to be used in future procedures. As potential options for stem cells present themselves in regenerative medicine, this may present an excellent protective decision for individuals or their childrens health.

The age of regenerative medicine is arriving. Stem cell medicine is becoming a reality, and the option to bank dental stem cells now exists. The Louisville dentists at Family Dental Associates are now offering this cutting-edge option to their patients for future use in regenerative options.

Nearly everyone has heard of the potential of stem cells to treat a wide range of serious diseases. Yet few people realize that a rich source of these cells is teethbaby teeth that come loose during childhood, wisdom teeth extracted from teens or young adults, and teeth that need to be pulled to make room for braces. These potent stem cells exist in the dental pulp of any healthy tooth and can be preserved to protect a familys future health.

Dr. S. Gregory Benanti, D.M.D., CEO of Family Dental Associates of KY, PSC at 8000 William G. Penny Lane in Louisville, KY, 40219 is at the forefront of bringing stem cell innovation to his community. By partnering with Store-A-Tooth, he now offers the highest quality dental stem cell preservation to his patients. This service enables parents to save the stem cells from their childrens teeth as an investment in their familys future well-being. There is no greater gift to give your child than added protection toward their future medical treatment options. said Dr. Benanti. Our goal is to bring the highest level of quality to everything we do thats why were pleased to introduce Store-A-Tooth, a minimally invasive, more affordable and convenient option for saving a childs stem cells.”

The process is simple. The family makes an appointment with Dr. Benanti to extract the teeth for example, baby teeth which would be falling out naturally, teeth needing to be pulled for braces or wisdom teeth which are scheduled to be extracted. The dentist places the teeth in a special Store-A-Tooth transport kit to protect them during overnight transport to the lab. There, the sample is tested for viability and processed for long-term cryopreservation, and a Lab Report is sent for confirmation to the family that the stem cells have been safely processed and stored.

Preservation of dental stem cells for future needs

Research, while early, is increasingly showing promise that dental stem cells may someday play a role in treatments for such serious conditions as Type 1 Diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, spinal cord injuries, and neurological conditions such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons. In fact, since 2000 when National Institutes of Health researchers first discovered potent stems cells in teeth, this new source of stem cells has gained significant focus within the research community. Dental stem cells have already been used in human studies to treat periodontal (gum) disease and to regrow jawbone.

As awareness of dental stem cells grows; the possibility of banking baby teeth is increasingly piquing the interest of parents seeking an additional layer of promise against disease for their child. Banking stem cells (preserving the stem cells in long-term cryopreservation tanks so they can later be used for clinical use), is commonly done with bone marrow and umbilical cord blood and is a well established technology. But now, with the discovery of dental stem cells, parents can bank their childs baby or wisdom teeth an easy, affordable and convenient option to save their familys stem cells instead of giving them to the tooth fairy.

For more information:

Dr. S. Gregory Benanti, DMD

Family Dental Associates of KY, P.S.C.

8000 William G. Penny Lane

Louisville, KY 40219

502-969-2396

http://www.fdadentist.com

info(at)fdadentist(dot)com

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iPredator Inc. Announces 2013 Internet Safety Seed Funding Opportunity


Hudson Valley, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2012

Unlike human predators prior to the Information Age, iPredators rely on the multitude of benefits offered by Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) Malevolent in intent, iPredators rely on their capacity to deceive and harm others using ICT in an abstract electronic universe. New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, is in the final stages of completing his Internet safety and Tech. Predator awareness website.

After 3 years of extensive research and growing recognition of his technological predator construct, iPredator, Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc. announces their 2013 Internet safety seed funding investment opportunity for corporate entities and investors.

Educators, parents, businesses and all citizens must treat iPredators as a societally toxic phenomenon. To thwart this growing epidemic, it is paramount the United States and global community immediately initiate an awareness and educational campaign. This campaign must be aimed at preventing children, adults and commerce from being targeted and victimized through the use of ICT. To initiate this vital first step, iPredator Inc. is offering a seed funding investment opportunity to corporate entities and investors.

As stated by Dr. Nuccitelli, Ive spent 3 long and obsessed years developing iPredator and all my products, services and national awareness building strategies. Whether the seed funding comes from a corporate entity, investor, for profit or not for profit organization, the mission is to plant a seed of fear in the minds of criminals, deviants, abusers & terrorists who use ICT to victimize others. Central to their strategy, the definition of Dr. Nuccitellis construct, iPredator, is as follows:

iPredator: A child, adult or group who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) iPredators are driven by deviant fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illness, perceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal and financial gain.

iPredators can be any age, either gender and not bound by economic status, race or national heritage. Whether the offender is a cyberbully, cyber stalker, cyber harasser, cyber-criminal, online sexual predator, internet troll or cyber terrorist, they fall within the scope of iPredator.

In the 2011 winter issue of the Forensic Examiner, Dr. Nuccitellis theoretical construct, iPredator, was the feature article. Published by the largest professional forensics education organization in the world, American College of Forensic Examiners International, CEO & founder, Robert OBlock, endorsed Dr. Nuccitellis theory and national educational strategy in November, 2012. In addition to his theory, Dr. Nuccitelli has designed 26 cyber-attack risk assessments, data collection and educational tools for purchase, in which 13 of them can be taken online. These checklists and inventories assess the risk potential of a child, adult or business being targeted by an iPredator.

From a services perspective, Dr. Nuccitelli has developed an innovative advisory based cyber-attack prevention membership service called, iPredator Protected. Similar in structure to car owners who are AAA members offered by the Automobile Association of America, the iPredator Protection membership service gives consumers immediate access to experts trained in identification, intervention, apprehension and prosecution of iPredators.

iPredator Inc. also offers a variety of educational, training and speaking engagement services that can be performed in person or via web conferencing sites. Lastly, iPredator Inc. can assist law enforcement, court systems and other public safety arenas investigation and iPredator profiling services.

As stated by Tina Church, chief ICT investigator and iPredator Inc. partner, It is almost 2013 and society has thrived within the Information Age for over three decades. Is it going to take another three decades before people open their eyes to the victimization of children and vulnerable adults in cyberspace?

National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity & Businsss Card Exchange

(PRWEB) July 12, 2003

National African American Speakers Association

Contact: Gail Richardson President

NAASANY@aol.com

1.718.405.6042

1.917.684.5804

http://www.4nassa.org

For Immediate Release: National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange

(PRWEB) July, 2003 — The New York Metro Chapter of the National African American Speakers Association is presenting a Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange on Monday, August 4, 2003 at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 349 Tompkins Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11221 (Between Madison & Monroe) and will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

The National African American Speakers Association (NAASA) is a non-for- profit professional association dedicated to Inspiring, Challenging, and Educating (ICE) it’s members and the public we so proudly serve. NAASA, Inc., is a not for profit professional speaking association, founded in 1994, in the Chicago land area, by Dr. Michael V. Wilkins, Sr. Currently there are over 21 chapters around the United States and growing.

Les Brown, PPS, is the National Spokesperson for the National African American Speakers Association. Phil Andrews is the Vice President of Marketing/Promotions for the New York Metro area chapter of NAASA.

The National African American Speakers Association’s (NAASA, Inc.) official web site is http://www.4nassa.org. This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about NAASA, Inc., it’s local chapters, our professional membership, the organizations and the people we proudly serve.

Please take your time and carefully review all of the information provided. Visit us often, information is updated weekly and feel free to contact us at supportservice@4naasa.org. With questions, comments and or suggestions.

NAASA, Inc. is dedicated to ICE (Inspiring, Challenging & Educating) everyone involved personally or professionally with the power of the ‘spoken word’. Regardless as to whether you are interested in developing or enhancing your communication skills personally or professionally, you are at the right place at the right time.

We encourage you to join us, make yourself at home and we will provide you with the venue to “Live the Life you speak about!”

For more information or to make reservations for the upcoming National Speakers Association Relationship Building Opportunity and Business Card Exchange you may email NAASA at NAASANY@aol.com or telephone Gail Richardson, CPS, NAASA New York Metro area president at 718.405.6042 or 917.684-5804 or log on to http://www.4naasa.org for more information







National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange

(PRWEB) August 6, 2003

National African American Speakers Association

Contact: Gail Richardson President

NAASANY@aol.com

http://www.4nassa.org

For Immediate Release: National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange

(PRWEB) August, 2003 — The New York Metro Chapter of the National African American Speakers Association is presenting a Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange on Monday, October 6, 2003 at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 349 Tompkins Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11221 (Between Madison & Monroe) and will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

The National African American Speakers Association (NAASA) is a non-for- profit professional association dedicated to Inspiring, Challenging, and Educating (ICE) it’s members and the public we so proudly serve. NAASA, Inc., is a not for profit professional speaking association, founded in 1994, in the Chicago land area, by Dr. Michael V. Wilkins, Sr. Currently there are over 21 chapters around the United States and growing.

Les Brown, PPS, is the National Spokesperson for the National African American Speakers Association. Mr. Phil Andrews is the Vice President of Public Relations/Marketing for the New York Metropolitan area chapter of NAASA

The National African American Speakers Association’s (NAASA, Inc.) official web site is http://www.4nassa.org. This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about NAASA, Inc., it’s local chapters, our professional membership, the organizations and the people we proudly serve. Please take your time and carefully review all of the information provided. Visit us often, information is updated weekly and feel free to contact us at supportservice@4naasa.org. With questions, comments and or suggestions.

NAASA, Inc. is dedicated to ICE (Inspiring, Challenging & Educating) everyone involved personally or professionally with the power of the ‘spoken word’. Regardless as to whether you are interested in developing or enhancing your communication skills personally or professionally, you are at the right place at the right time. We encourage you to join us, make yourself at home and we will provide you with the venue to “Live the Life you speak about!”

For more information or to make reservations for the upcoming National Speakers Association Relationship Building Opportunity and Business Card Exchange you may email NAASA at NAASANY@aol.com or telephone Gail Richardson, CPS, NAASA New York Metro area president at 718.405.6042 or 917.684-5804 or log on to http://www.4naasa.org for more information