FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) August 1, 2008
With more than 2,600 foreclosures filed in Manatee County last year, staff involved in the labor-intensive process is ready for the efficiencies of online sales. Currently, copying documents is time consuming and expensive. The Clerk’s staff will save time with the new process by uploading documents once so all bidders will have simultaneous access to complete information for each case.
“Our office looks forward to an increase in the number of bidders on each property,” said Shore. “The more bidders we attract, the more likely the property will sell at the highest amount possible. Reducing the paperwork in this process yields a direct savings to taxpayers and saves our staff time.”
Recent changes to Florida Statutes have enabled Clerks of the Court to hold foreclosure sales online. Counties throughout Florida are no longer limited to just those bidders who can physically be present at the sale. The increase in bidders also means an increase in the number of properties sold.
“Chips Shore is known for his vision in utilizing technology to save time and taxpayer money,” said Lloyd McClendon, Realauction CEO. “With documentation, history and property details uploaded to a dedicated web site for all bidders, the bidders’ playing field is leveled and the Clerk’s staff can focus on other priorities.”
Realauction will conduct training and orientation sessions for bidders prior to the sale, with complete instruction on participation in the online sale. Realauction also provides a toll free number to their customer service team to answer questions during the sale.
Manatee County’s online foreclosure sales are set to begin in September with training for bidders scheduled throughout August.
Realauction is a leading provider of technology solutions for government agencies. Realauction helps governments reduce costs by providing consultation, design and implementation for online auctions of tax lien sales, tax deed applications and foreclosure sales. With over 50 years of combined experience in the delinquent tax and real estate data transfer industry, Realauction is committed to providing the software and customer service to help governments succeed.
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of the Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, Citizens’ Review and Teen Court programs. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in Downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please be sure to visit our web site at http://www.manateeclerk.com.
New York, NY (Vocus) October 13, 2009
BrickHouse Security, a leading provider of safety and security products to major law enforcement agencies including the NYPD, FBI, and the LA County Sheriffs, is expanding its consumer product line with the addition of the Amber Alert GPS (AAGPS).
“We’ve managed to become one of the nation’s top sellers of GPS tracking products,” said Todd Morris, BrickHouse CEO, “but until today we haven’t offered such an easy-to-use yet powerful product to parents.” While the company has sold thousands of GPS tracking devices to more than 500 federal agencies and Fortune 500 clients, its consumer-focused GPS product line has been limited. “The Amber Alert GPS helps us give families a new and easy way to ensure their children are safe and accounted for when they’re away from home,” added Mr. Morris.
The AAGPS complements the company’s BrickHouse Child Locator product that was recently featured in Duracell ads. In contrast to the Locator, which uses GPS technology to alert parents when their child wanders beyond a set distance of up to 600 feet, the AAGPS device enables parents to remotely locate their children when they are away. To use it, parents simply place the device into their child’s personal items such as pockets and backpacks, or they can attach it to a wrist, ankle, or belt. To then locate their child they call or text the AAGPS device, and within seconds receive in return a detailed map and address of the child’s exact location via any text- or web-enabled phone. Alternatively, they can view location updates on their computer.
With more than 2,000 children reported missing on average every day, the Amber Alert GPS is not dependent upon the parent to keep a child safe. Measuring just over an inch across, the stylish device is intentionally designed to not look like a tracking tool should an abductor see it; more important, the AAGPS features an alert “SOS” button that the child can activate to send an emergency signal to his or her parent. For further protection the GPS device can send speed alerts when the child or teen’s vehicle exceeds a preset level, as well as breadcrumbing to leave a retrievable trail of the child’s travels.
The device was developed by Russell Thornton, who experienced the terror of losing a child in an amusement park. Fortunately, he found his child after an extended search–and the determination to help other parents and children. He chose the name “Amber Alert” in reference to Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old Texas girl who was abducted and murdered. The search for Amber led to the eventual establishment of a notification service for missing children. The AAGPS is not part of the system, but is instead intended to safeguard against situations reaching an alert stage while providing parents with peace of mind in knowing where to find their children.
“We hear stories every day of parents being separated from their children, whether intentionally or accidentally. Said Mr. Morris, “BrickHouse Security is thrilled to be able to offer introduce this new and effective way of preventing abductions and protecting their children.”
The Amber Alert GPS retails for $ 379 and requires a monthly subscription plan. For the next 30 days BrickHouse Security will be offering Amber Alert GPS for a special introductory price of $ 279.95. For more information on the Amber Alert GPS, please visit http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/amber-alert-gps.html .
About BrickHouse Security
BrickHouse Security provides security and surveillance products to consumers, businesses of all sizes including roughly half of the Fortune 500, and more than 500 local and national government agencies such as the NYPD, LA County Sheriffs, and the FBI. To help its customers protect what they care most about, the company offers a range of leading-edge safety, protection, GPS tracking and counter-surveillance products. BrickHouse Security’s industry-leading experts seek to be the go-to source for all of its audiences’ needs by providing timely information through the company’s informative blogs and content, and by identifying, developing, and selling quality products that represent the best and the latest in safety and security. The company is headquartered in New York City and serves a diverse US and international client base.
Director of Marketing
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) December 25, 2009
ChooseDirect loves giving, especially around the holidays. So when CEO Steve Barbarich heard about the Covenant House California’s Project Christmas CAROL (Care About Remembering Overlooked Lives), he decided to donate a portion of sales from his company’s e-commerce site, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com, to bring aid to runaway teens and young adults who would otherwise obtain nothing this Christmas.
“I see homeless people on the streets of San Francisco every day, but it’s impossible to help them all” says Barbarich. “Giving to the Covenant House in Oakland is one way to get teens and young adults out of cardboard shelters, into warm beds and perhaps even receive a little joy this Christmas.”
One of Barbarich’s e-commerce sites, Choose Hot Tubs Direct.com, is no stranger to donating to worthy causes. For example, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com raised money for Hurricane Ike victims last October. In October of this year, he chose breast cancer as his charity, realizing California has some of the highest breast cancer rates in the nation. For the holiday season, he wanted to make life a little happier for homeless teens.
For the month of December, until today, Barbarich has allocated funds from Island Escape Spas sales to donate to the Covenant House California. In partnering with the center, Barbarich hopes to raise awareness about homelessness and the rise in runaway rates in the San Francisco metropolitan area, where his company, ChooseDirect, is based.
Though the Covenant House’s services are mostly for people 18-24, its policy is to accept every child who shows up at its doors. Since 1988, it has helped more than 145,000 homeless youth get off the streets and escape the physical and psychological abuse that either brought them there or plagues them as homeless people. The society’s mission is to “protect and safeguard all children of the street” with “absolute respect and unconditional love.” It offers street outreach and residential and supportive services. In addition, the organization has a hot line for teens in trouble, 1-800-999-9999 and a website, Nineline.org. The Covenant House California helps runaways and homeless young adults deal with suicidal ideations, drug and alcohol abuse, basic needs and anything else imaginable that these people face and from which they escape.
Giving to the Covenant House California is simple. Not only does it love in kind gifts such as food, personal hygiene products, business attire for job interviews and employment and footwear, among other items, but it also tremendously appreciates monetary donations. You can contribute securely on the Web, by phone at 1-866-268-3686 (1-866-COV-DOVE), or by mail by downloading a donation form and sending it to Covenant House California, Attn.: Development Department, 1325 N. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027.
San Francisco is often considered the homelessness capital of the world because of its mild climate and social programs providing cash benefits to the homeless. An estimated 7,000-10,000 people remain homeless in San Francisco, and the city spends approximately $ 200 million a year on programs aimed at helping the situation(1). According to the National Runaway Switchboard, California alone has 16,909 runaway children, teens and young adults. Truly a problem plaguing the Bay area, ChooseDirect has decided to take steps this year to combat the crisis by donating to the Covenant House California’s Project Christmas CAROL.
The ChooseDirect factory direct model allows this new & unique company to bring the world high quality products at factory direct pricing. Since this e-commerce online retailer is involved with the product all the way down to the factory level, it cuts out many middlemen from the process and is able to offer better prices than the competitors. ChooseHotTubsDirect.com prides itself in having a large selection of hot tubs, portable spa & swim spas products, and with advanced factory coordination, they provide customers with a highly customized premium quality product. For more information about ChooseDirect, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com & for charity effort updates, please visit the ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Charity page.
1. “Homelessness in the United States.” Wikipedia. 20 December 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_the_United_States#San_Francisco. 23 December 2009.
Diana Slampyak, Director of Community Outreach
767 Bryant St., Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94107
East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
The flying family vacation with young children is alive this summer as an alternative to high gas prices for tiring, lengthy car trips. Parents can find airfare sales extending through the high travel season in a slumbering economy. Family travel planners should visit online fare tracking sites, such as Airfarewatchdog and SmarterTravel, to find recurring summer airfare deals from competing carriers with sale names such as “Cheeps,” “Click ‘n Save” “The Sand in Your Suit Sale,” and others offering limited-time booking deals for 2011 summer and fall travel. Registering for fare alerts allows you to receive automatic email notices for your desired destination as each fare sale becomes available.
Parents planning to rent a car can save money and hassles by bringing child car seats and non-bulky strollers on flights without paying baggage fees for child items on most airlines. Some carriers allow seats to be carried on for children to use during flights. Others allow items, if not bulky, to be gate checked after being used to reach boarding gate waiting areas. Parents also skip the cost of renting a child car seat from a rental car company in their destination at prices of about $ 10 to $ 15 per seat per day.
Travel Insured International
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 16, 2011
Email Marketing levels increased 32% on Cyber Monday and nearly 23% throughout Cyber Week in 2011, according to a study conducted by Elite Email. The study, which analyzed over 2,000 online retailers email marketing efforts surrounding Cyber Week, shows a large increase in both sending volume and consumer engagement compared to 2010 levels.
The study by Elite Email looked at the both the email campaign strategy, including sending volume and sending frequency, as well as email marketing results, including engagement metrics such as opens and clicks.
In the 2 weeks leading up to Black Friday (Nov. 11 Nov. 24), email marketing sending volume increased 12.6% over 2010 volume as marketers began to prepare their customers for upcoming promotions. “One of the interesting trends we identified this year is that email marketers were running teaser campaigns to try to build hype for sales happening on Cyber Monday,” said Robert Burko, President of Elite Email. “Throughout the year most email marketing campaigns for online retailers are focused on driving immediate sales, but this time they were trying to setup sales for Cyber Monday.”
Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) experienced a whopping 32.1% increase in email marketing volume as marketers vied to get their promotions and offers in the hands of customers.
The volume during Cyber Week (Nov. 28 Dec. 2) also took a big boost, increasing 22.6% over 2010 levels, as online retailers continued to push their email marketing efforts in order to capitalize on the start of holiday spending.
The results of the study are in line with metrics reported by comScore Inc., which revealed record-breaking online retail sales this year.
According to comScore, the 2011 holiday season started with a bang as people searched, shopped and clicked their way to great deals on holiday gifts. Black Friday (Nov. 25) saw a 26% increase from $ 648 million in 2010 to $ 816 million in 2011. Cyber Monday, which has always been a day celebrated by online retailers, saw a climb from just over $ 1 billion in retail spending in 2010 to $ 1.25 billion in 2011, representing an impressive 22% increase. Cyber Week experienced a 15% boost, moving from $ 5.164 billion in 2010 to $ 5.959 billion in 2011.
Engagement metrics also revealed a parallel between the comScore spending numbers and the rise of email marketing. In the 2 weeks leading up to Black Friday, the businesses studied saw a modest increase of 7.9% on open rates and 4.2% on click-throughs. On Cyber Monday, however, open rates soared, increasing at 14.3%, while clicks rose an impressive and a 10.8% compared to the same day in 2010. Looking at Cyber Week overall, the metrics remained considerably stronger than the previous year, with opens increasing by 12.6% and clicks increasing by 8.8%.
“With the current economy and the rise of “Daily Deal” sites, consumers have been trained to turn to their inbox for special exclusive offers and discounts, Burko says. “While there are a multitude of factors that could have contributed to the rise in spending, there is certainly some degree of correlation between the increase in email marketing volume, increase in email engagement, and increase in cyber week spending.”
Another contributing factor is the growth of small business email marketing. Since email marketing is affordable and easy to use, even small family-owned shops are using email marketing campaigns to drive holiday sales.
The study also showed a boost in nonprofit email marketing, with charitable organizations trying to capitalize on all the cyber week spending by encouraging donations.
About Elite Email
Elite Email is a leading North American email marketing service provider (ESP) that has been helping customers achieve greater email marketing results for almost 10 years. The Elite Email cloud-based (software-as-a-service) platform allows organizations of all sizes to build and grow their mailing list, create eye-catching emails, and track results with detailed reports and analytics. All services are backed by Elite Email’s outstanding support and customer care.
Elite Email has been featured on TV, radio and print media and is a member of the Email Experience Council, eMarketing Association, Better Business Bureau, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Toronto Board of Trade. Elite Email is the only Canadian company listed by the Utah and Michigan Child Protection Agency as a compliant sender. Elite Email recently won the Business of the Year award in the “Under 30” category at the Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards.
For more information visit: http://www.eliteemail.com
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 6, 2006
Harbor Credit (http://www.harborcredit.com), the premier resource on automotive and consumer lending, today announced the launch of a new lead program for auto dealers (http://www.harborcredit.com/dealers/).
The program was created to serve as the premier source for auto dealers nationwide. Harbor Credits marketing delivers the highest quality online auto sales leads and special finance leads available anywhere, with 100% of the qualified car buyers in a single area going to local dealerships. All leads are exclusive as well, meaning they are never resold to competitors. Participating dealers receive real-time leads, via fax or email, in their specified geographic market, with minimum income filters set to their preferred guidelines, and prices that deliver low cost-per-sale (CPS). In addition, there are no monthly fees, start-up costs, or long term commitments.
Harbor Credit already serves hundreds of clients across the country. Rob Gaudio, President of Harbor Credit, said of the newly added program, We treat every dealer as though they are our first, largest, and top-generating dealer. Too often, in most dealer-marketing relationships, the dealers are mistreated. Fact is, they are our customers, and in HCs Auto Sales Leads Program we are going to make them a top priority and deliver the most qualified leads in the business.
Harbor Credit has also teamed up with Ed McMahon to provide an exclusive Direct Mail program that is designed to increase dealers business with minimal investment. Gaudio went on to say, With the voice of a well-known and reliable personality like Ed McMahon behind them, the potential of these marketing campaigns is endless. Backed by over 40 years of automotive experience on all levels, and unparalleled resources, Harbor Credits innovative and unique technology puts the power of a dealers campaign back in their hands.
With a rapidly expanding national dealer network, Harbor Credit is actively seeking franchised and independent dealers, especially those that are proficient in sub-prime auto financing (email@example.com).
About Harbor Credit
Harbor Credit is a leading developer of middleware solutions for the consumer lending industry. Based in San Diego, CA, the company provides consumers with on demand access to multiple dealers and lenders along with up-to-date, unbiased credit and lending information. Harbor Credit assists millions of people in making educated decisions about the credit products they buy, including auto loans and auto refinance, new and used car listings, mortgage loans, student loans, personal loans, and credit reports. For more information, visit http://www.harborcredit.com or call 800.308.5262.
Lexington, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
Provia Labs Store-A-Tooth, a leader in dental stem cell preservation, today announced the appointment of Angelo (AJ) Vacanti as a new territory sales manager covering all of New England. Vacanti brings over 10 years of acquired knowledge in the field of stem cell regeneration to his new role. His deep understanding of the science of stem cells and cryopreservation will be a strong asset in educating the New England dental professional community about the benefits of stem cell banking.
Vacanti will be responsible for providing education, training and staff support to dental practices who offer Store-A-Tooth to patients. He will also be very active in the community, educating families and other medical/healthcare professionals on stem cell preservation.
Vacanti joins Store-A-Tooth as one of the top Clinical Consultants at Viacord, one of the pioneers in cord blood stem cell banking. Vacanti began with Viacord during its early stages, and helped grow the company into one of the most recognized and trusted brands in stem cell preservation. Today, more than 80 diseases are treatable by cord blood stem cells and thousands of transplants have taken place.
According to Howard Greenman, CEO of Store-A-Tooth, Angelos vast knowledge in both stem cell banking and cryopreservation will help to further inform New England families of their options for preserving their childs stem cells for potential future use. He is a tremendous asset to our growing team and to the New England dental community as they introduce this new service to their patients.
Stem cells are present in healthy teeth, and can easily be collected as a child looses baby teeth, or from teeth being pulled for orthodontia, or wisdom teeth extractions. Dental stem cell preservation gives families the opportunity to store their childs stem cells long after birth for potential use in therapies for conditions such as type 1 diabetes, spinal cord injuries, stroke and neurological disorders.
About Provia Laboratories, LLC
Provia Laboratories, LLC (http://www.provialabs.com) is a health services company specializing in high quality stem cell biobanking (the collection, transport, processing, and cryogenic storage of biological specimens). Its dental stem cell banking service, Store-A-Tooth , gives parents the option to store stem cells today to protect their childrens health tomorrow. Store-A-Tooth preserves stem cells from baby and wisdom teeth that would otherwise be discarded, so parents can be prepared for advances in stem cell therapies that someday may help treat conditions such as type 1 diabetes, spinal cord injury, heart attack, stroke, and neurological disorders like Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
For more information about Store-A-Tooth dental stem cell banking, please call 1-877-867-5753 or visit us at http://www.store-a-tooth.com or Like Store-A-Tooth at http://www.facebook.com/storeatooth.
Port Washington, New York (Vocus) November 6, 2009
Initial sales* of Microsofts Windows 7 boxed software surpassed those of Vistas first few days on the U.S. market, according to leading market research company, The NPD Group.
According to NPDs weekly tracking service**, Windows 7 software unit sales in the U.S. were 234 percent higher than Vistas first few days of sales. Revenue growth wasnt as strong though. A combination of early discounts on pre-sales and a lack of promotional activity for the Ultimate version resulted in dollar sales that were 82 percent higher than Vista.
Microsofts program of early low-cost pre-sales, high visibility marketing, and aggressive deals helped make the Windows 7 software launch successful, said Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis at NPD. In a slow environment for packaged software Windows 7 brought a large number of customers into the software aisles.
Top-Selling Windows 7 SKUs (based on units week ending 10/24) / Average Selling Price
1. Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade / $ 76
2. Windows 7 Pro Upgrade / $ 147
3. Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack 3 User Upgrade / $ 149
While boxed software sales were up compared to the Vista launch, PC hardware sales had more of an uphill battle. PC sales growth was higher than any week during the high volume back-to-school third quarter, but wasnt as strong as growth during the Vista launch. Total Windows PCs, however, were up 49 percent in units year-over-year and were up 95 percent over the week prior to launch. But, PC sales growth during the Vista launch was stronger, soaring 68 percent over the prior years sales and 170 percent over the week preceding the launch. Windows PC sales were down 6 percent compared to PC sales during the Vista launch week.
A combination of factors impacted Windows 7 PC sales at the outset, but the trajectory of overall PC sales is very strong leading into the holiday season, said Baker. Vista had a slight advantage at launch, as January traditionally has a bigger sales footprint than October. The other hurdle Windows 7 faced was sales of PCs with older operating systems (XP and Vista) were high, making up 20 percent of sales during the Windows 7 launch, compared to just 6 percent of older operating sales during Vistas launch week.
For more insight about the marketing, merchandising, and retail prep behind the Windows 7 launch read Stephens blog post: Windows 7 Launch Starts Here http://www.npdgroupblog.com/2009/10/windows-7-launch-starts-here/.
For more insight about how all-in-one PCs are moving to capitalize on Windows 7 read DisplaySearchs research: http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/091021_all_in_one_pcs_moving_to_capitalize_on_windows_7_including_touch_interfaces.asp
*Sales are for the week of October 18 24, 2009 and include Windows 7 pre-sales
**NPDs weekly tracking service point-of-sale (POS) information is derived from a subset panel of retailers that also contribute to NPDs projected monthly POS panel.
About The NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,700 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information, contact us or visit http://www.npd.com/ and http://www.npdgroupblog.com . Follow us on Twitter: @npdtech and @npdgroup.
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Irvine, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2010
CPS Insurance Services (CPS) will host its Summer Sales and Marketing Symposium on July 28, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel in Irvine, California. Four of the nations top Insurance and Annuity carriers will be in attendance to educate producers about new products and services that can be used to help fulfill their clients various needs.
The 2010 Summer Symposium kicks off at 10 a.m. and lasts until 1:45 p.m., with presentations from American General, MetLife, Principal and Transamerica. A special presentation will be given by Tom Virkler, JD, CLU, Director of CPS Advanced Markets, covering the mechanics of estate and gift tax laws. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak directly with Virkler about numerous Advanced Case Design and Marketing topics.
“The CPS Summer Symposium provides our producers with direct access to the tools they need to succeed while educating them on the latest products, trends and sales ideas in the Insurance Industry, said Raymond McMannis, Vice President of Sales for CPS Insurance Services. This event underscores our commitment to helping our producers achieve greater sales and marketing success.
For more information about the CPS Summer Sales and Marketing Symposium visit http://www.cpsinsurance.com.
About CPS Insurance Services:
CPS Insurance Services (http://www.CPSInsurance.com) has built a solid network and established a substantial presence across the USA as the leading provider of products, service, and support in the insurance industry. Celebrating 36 years of continued success, CPS is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of affiliate agencies and individual brokers providing a balanced mix of the latest information and technologies, along with years of industry knowledge and service expertise.
The CPS marketing team is equipped with CLU, ChFC, and LOMA designations, offering strategic and advanced consulting, case design and management, point of sale support, immediate turnaround proposal service, field underwriting expertise, and application, licensing, and contract processing with status reports. By partnering with CPS, affiliates and brokers have access to the best options available in the insurance and financial services industry. CPS understands the market and its ever-changing targets and delivers the level of service and support that each client expects and deserves.
CPS Insurance Services, established in 1974 – providing brokers with the top Companies, the most competitive Products, and the best Service in the industry. Contact CPS for all your insurance needs!
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Marketing / PR Specialist
CPS Insurance Services
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 2, 2010
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