Monthly Archives: November 2011
|November 30, 2011||Filled under releases, United States, Wisconsin||
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|November 14, 2011||Filled under daily releases||
|November 14, 2011||Filled under La Crosse, releases, United States, Wisconsin||
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World’s Youngest Entrepreneur Starts Company At Nine Years Old
Nov. 14th, 2011. La Crosse, WI. Hidden away in the bluffs of the Mississippi region is a young man on a mission. Told by his parents that they absolutely would not buy him a laptop, he decided to buy one himself. Mike Horvath could only think of one way to earn that kind of cash: start a business. At 9 years old, he is probably the youngest person in the world to start his own business.
Knowing that a lemonade stand or selling candy bars door to door wouldn’t generate the kind of money he needed, he decided to design and sell greeting cards and make them available on the Internet. With the help of his father, he came up with a name- “Havoc and Mirth Productions” and then launched a website to promote the venture at www.havocandmirth.com.
His father, Tony Horvath, explains, “He’s only 9 years old but he knows what he wants and he is full of ideas. Having an idea and making it happen are two different things, though. A greeting card business is relatively easy to pull together and Mike can do most of the work himself. It has been a great way to show him what is involved in starting and running a business.”
“The old proverb comes to mind ‘if you give a man a fish he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach him to fish, he’ll eat his entire life.’ This is my way of teaching him to fish,” Horvath says.
To date, Mike has designed eight greeting cards that have been placed on the website and Mike is eager to make more. He says: “I like making the cards because I like drawing. And I will really like having my own laptop!”
His dad is quick to remind Mike that he will have to follow house rules for the computer, even if he does buy it with his own money.
You can learn more about Havoc and Mirth Productions and why Mike makes greeting cards by visiting www.havocandmirth.com.
Mike and his father are available for interviews at 608-385-6231 or email@example.com.
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|November 14, 2011||Filled under releases||
NCSA Athletic Recruiting, the nation’s premier recruiting network will honor one special student-athlete and their family member who has served in our Armed Forces by sending them on an all-expense paid trip to the US Army (San Antonio , TX) or Semper Fi (Phoenix, AZ) High School All-American Football Game and pay tribute to them during half-time.
NCSA will also be giving back to military families by giving their high-school student-athlete a copy of Chris Krause, NCSA CEO’s, book “Athlete’
“There are clear parallels between military training and the lessons that are learned in sports. Sacrifice, dedication and believing in something greater than ourselves are paramount to achieving goals, whether you are winning a championship or coming home safely from a deployment.”
On this Veterans Day, NCSA is proud to show its appreciation to our men and women in uniform.
To be considered for the trip to the US Army or Semper Fi High School All-American game, you must write a 500 word (max) essay on “Commitment to a Team” and provide what branch of the military your family member has or currently serves on. If you are interested in redeeming a copy of the book, “Athlete’s Wanted”, we ask that you email Tiffany Menzione at firstname.lastname@example.org and show proof of a military ID.
To speak with Coach Bob Chmiel, or to learn more about NCSA please contact me directly at 312.624.7437.
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|November 14, 2011||Filled under Colorado, Denver, releases, United States||
Denver, Colorado—Wilson Business Growth Consultants, a firm specializing in business strategy and communications, was honored this week by the international MarCom Awards. The firm received a 2011 Platinum Award for Writing, a Gold Award for Marketing/Promotional Campaigns, and an Honorable Mention for Social Media.
“Receiving this international recognition is both humbling and thrilling,” said Hope Wilson, CPSM, owner of Wilson Business Growth Consultants. “These prestigious awards validate our commitment to excellence in marketing and communications.”
The Platinum Award—the competition’
The Gold Award was for a national education-centered promotional campaign the firm created and administered. The Honorable Mention was awarded for an international social media campaign.
The MarCom Awards honor outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. The program is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization that consists of several thousand creative professionals. The judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
More than 6,000 entries were submitted in the 2011 competition. Competitors included marketing and communication specialties from individuals and small firms to Fortune 500 companies. Less than 20% of the firms received a Platinum Award. A complete list of winners can be found at the MarCom Awards website at www.marcomawards.com.
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Male and Female Golfers Both Deserve Time in Penalty Box, According to New Survey Published by golfersadvice.com
|November 14, 2011||Filled under releases||
If there was a penalty box in weekend golf, both male and female golfers would be spending time in it for very different reasons, according to a new survey conducted by golfersadvice.com, an enthusiast and instructional website.
“In a President’s Cup year, where the highest standards of golf are usually on display, we thought this would be a good time to discuss a few of the differences between recreational male and female golfers – not for driving, chipping and putting – but in terms of sportsmanship and respect for the rules,“ said Jim Dun, video golf tips editor at golfersadvice.com. “For example, I remember with the sun going down at the 2003 President’s Cup, and the score tied 17-17, captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player agreed to declare both teams co-champions. I wonder how many guys with $100 on the line, and their opponent looking at a five-footer, would be willing do that?”
The lighthearted, good-natured, admittedly less-than-scientific survey asked men and women to rate themselves in three areas: Sportsmanship, civility and integrity. “And the responses we received were refreshingly honest, with both sexes willing to admit to a number of shortcomings.”
On the subject of sportsmanship, Dunn said that one female respondent in particular wanted to relate a day on the golf course (her interview is featured on video golf tips) that she’d never forget for two reasons.
“It was only my fifth time golfing,” said Robin Pledge, a fitness instructor in Southern California. “I hit a perfect five-iron on a short par 3, and watched in dismay as the ball landed on the green and disappeared. When we realized it was a hole-in-one, the three male members of my group (I didn’t know anybody since I was a ‘walk on’) were ‘high fiving’ me and couldn’t have been happier about my accomplishment. The other women in our group, by contrast, simply remarked, ‘Oh, beginners luck,’ and headed off to hit her second shot without another word.”
The consensus, according to the websites’ survey, was that female golfers are often more serious about their play than male golfers. And as a result, they may not be as congenial – especially towards each other – as they could be at times. “Many women in our survey admitted to feelings of jealously and envy over a playing partner’s great shot or low score. A majority of women agreed that men did a better job just relaxing, and enjoying the game and each other,” Dunn said.
While women in the survey agreed they needed to relax more and have fun while playing golf, they also believe that time constraints played a big role in their on course attitudes. “Most of the women who participated in the survey said they just didn’t have the time to fully relax and spend an entire day on the course. They often felt pressure to get home and start handling some of their parenting and home responsibilities that had piled up after a long, stressful week at work,” said the long time golf reporter and video golf tips editor.
On the other hand, many male golfers admitted to bending the rules of golf to one degree or another, while female golfers tend to follow them to the letter. “It’s a riot, but there have even been video golf tips on the market teaching guys how to cheat more proficiently,” Dunn said. “In our poll, for example, some men admitted to occasionally moving the ball closer to the hole after already marking it. Or pretending that ‘whiffing’ the ball during a swing was simply their version of a practice swing, and would whiff one more time to prove it. A few also admitted, though they felt badly their actions, to stepping on a playing opponents golf ball, making it virtually unplayable. And the list goes on and on.”
Of course, former President Bill Clinton is famous for his version of “par” and all of those five to seven foot “gimmies” where someday always says, “that’s good, Mr. President, pick it up,’” Dunn said. “And we’ve all seen weekend games of golf where everything seemed to be a ‘gimmie’, unless it was a one footer. Our respondents felt the taking to many ‘gimmies…’ or mulligans for that matter, was poor sportsmanship, unless the practice was agreed to in detail before the match.”
According to golferstips.com, both sexes can learn a great deal from each other about golf course attitude and honor. “As we point out in Video Golf Tips, women could be a little less serious on the course, and have more fun – while men could start adhere more closely to the rules of golf and the honor system. As one women golfer joked, ‘I know what I’m getting my husband for Christmas – a rulebook.”
For more revealing data on the websites survey, they can be found in the Video Golf Tips section of http://golfersadvice.com/305/golf-tip-of-the-week-video-1.html.
|November 14, 2011||Filled under daily releases||
|November 13, 2011||Filled under releases||
LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider for home and business, records management and office solutions, is holding a food drive at its Mokena location (8531 W. 191st Street, Mokena, IL) for the Frankfort Township Food Pantry, running now through December 15th. The Frankfort Township Food Pantry, located at the Frankfort Township building at 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL, assists families in need in Frankfort, Mokena, and parts of Tinley Park and Orland Park. LifeStorage Mokena is accepting non-perishable food items, household essentials, personal hygiene items, baby products, grocery gift cards, and cash, in hopes of replenishing the facility’s depleting stock for the holiday season.
LifeStorage Mokena Store Managers Kelly Butt and Megan Tolbert were approached by the Mokena Chamber of Commerce while helping out the LifeStorage Matteson location with their continuing efforts raising food and money for the Rich Township Food Pantry. Butt and Tolbert were inspired by the work that LifeStorage Matteson has been doing, and after being asked if they were able to provide local support, Butt and Tolbert thought it was the perfect choice for their next community commitment.
LifeStorage Mokena has been busy promoting the event on its reader board and by handing out fliers, but as Tolbert mentions, “there’s always room to do more.” So far, LifeStorage Mokena has raised six full bags of groceries, but the ultimate goal is to work with the surrounding communities and raise enough food so that no family in the area goes hungry. Even though the collection process began early this month, the food drive has been in the works since October, with the initial first push for this coming Thanksgiving.
All donations will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket provided LifeStorage. Food pantry accepts variety of household items, food, grocery gift cards and financial donations. For a complete list of accepted items visit Frankfort Food Pantry website. Donations will be accepted thru December 23rd.
“The food pantry is essential to the growing number of people who are hurting financially in these tough economic times. I personally live in the Frankfort community and know individuals that have fallen on hard times. LifeStorage is filled with caring humanitarians, which is one of the many reasons I find working here so special. We’re always looking for new groups or projects so we can give back to the community, and this food drive is just the tip of the iceberg for us. We’re proud to give back and help out any way we can,” Tolbert said.
For those interested in donating, please visit the LifeStorage Mokena facility, or call 815-412-3092.