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Friday, December 21, 2012
As the colder weather is about to settle in, Onlineshoes.com and ASICS? inspire the desire to stay fit with the chance to win a free pair of ASICS? running shoes. (Read on to find out more about ASICS? and how to enter the contest at the Onlineshoes.com blog between September 14 and September 27.)
Introduced to the United States in 1977, the ASICS? name was inspired by the Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" which translates to "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." The ASICS? mission—to create a healthy, happy lifestyle by promoting total health and fitness—has remained the same since its inception in 1949 in Kobe, Japan. Now recognized as a leader in athletic shoes and clothing, ASICS? is always at the forefront of creating something new, something comfier, something to keep you warmer, something to keep you drier and everything to keep you moving.
The Onlineshoes.com collection of ASICS? shoes offers something for everyone. From ASICS? running shoes to ASICS? trainers to ASICS? tennis shoes—including the popular ASICS? Gel? shoes—Onlineshoes.com has a versatile selection of ASICS? athletic shoes for men, women, boys and girls.
One of the most well-known ASICS? inventions is the ASICS? GEL? cushioning system. This exclusive silicone-based technology, found throughout all their most popular styles, incorporates gel inserts at high-impact areas in the shoe's midsole to enhance shock absorption, support and comfort.
The iconic ASICS? GEL-Kayano? running shoe just one of the many styles to feature this GEL? cushioning system, pairs classic styling with cutting-edge technology, and keeps the focus on comfort and stability. To help prevent Achilles tendonitis, this high-mileage trainer features a 3mm raised heel gradient that relieves much of the loading that causes Achilles tension for men and women.
With a sleek low profile and sporty yet feminine appeal, the women's ASICS? GEL-Cumulus? 12 shoe provides an exceptionally plush ride with a broad, stable platform designed for pure cushioning and comfort. Women's-specific forefoot Solyte? cushioning directly under the ball of the foot and a memory foam mesh upper customize the fit.
The ASICS? GEL-Nimbus? 12 running shoe is a top-selling cushioning favorite built with a broad platform for stability. Designed for neutral runners and moderate overpronaters, this running shoe features an anatomically correct upper with asymmetrical lacing for lasting comfort and a customized fit.
As the seasons change and working out moves from outside to indoors, ASICS? also offers a variety of clothing to support fitness, health and active lifestyles in any type of weather. Along with water- and wind-resistant fabric, many of the ASICS? running jackets, ASICS? running tops and ASICS? vests feature media player pockets that are designed to hold a portable music player. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts appreciate this easy-to-use pocket as they find that playing music helps to provide motivation during chilly weather workouts.
"Whether you love to run in the rain or take your workouts women's coats to a treadmill at the gym, ASICS? supports a lifestyle of health and fitness with top-notch performance shoes, running shoes, walking shoes, clothing and more." says Lora Sherod, Onlineshoes.com buyer.
About the Contest:
Onlineshoes.com and ASICS? are giving away two pairs of ASICS? running shoes. To enter the contest, visit the Onlineshoes.com blog Get in Gear contest and post an answer to the question 'When it comes to working out, what's the name of the song and the artist that really amps up your motivation to get fit?' in the comments section. Entries will be accepted from September 14 to September 27, 2010. Two lucky winners will receive a pair of ASICS? running shoes. See the complete contest rules and regulations for details.
Established in 1996, Onlineshoes.com is the nation's first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service. Onlineshoes.com offers the latest high-quality footwear for men, women and kids with more than 240,000 shoe and clothing choices from more than 200 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags and accessories. Customers are entitled to a 110-percent price guarantee, 365–day return policy, and free shipping and exchanges on most orders. For more information, visit http://www.onlineshoes.com.
CleenCell? Wipes, makers of pre-moistened towelletes for cell phones and smartphones, has announced the launch of MobileHygiene.org, an awareness campaign focused specifically on the health effects of using a cell phone covered in germs.
A recent Stanford study published in The Journal of Applied Microbiology, found cell phones, the most handled electronic device over 220,000,000 Americans come in contact with everyday, are infected on average with more virulent bacteria than a public toilet or door knob. The study cautions users of touch-screen devices such as iPhones, many Android phones and iPads of dire infection risks, a wise tip as tech-happy consumers gear up for flu season and a holiday season that will be dominated with electronic gifts. (1)
"This is a growing health problem for cell phone and smartphone owners," says CleenCell? CEO Nima Sha fashion coats online rifi. "We now see many vulnerable groups using cell phones all day, such as doctors, pregnant women, and teens and young adults. Through MobileHygiene.org we are seeking collaborations with the infectious disease and health care communities to raise awareness, spur research, and ultimately develop infection prevention guidelines for specific industries like hospitals, restaurants, and offices, as well as for individuals and families."
Among the bacteria found in many microbial tests of cell phones, the staph bug, salmonella, E.coli, even the super germ MRSA has been detected at alarming rates. (2)
"Awareness on how and when to handle a mobile phone from a hygiene standpoint is increasingly necessary, and that's the discussion we are starting with the Mobile Hygiene Movement," explains Sharifi, who is also a licensed California attorney.
Medical professionals, infectious disease specialists and other organizations in health and wellness communities who wish to collaborate with the Mobile Hygiene Movement can contact info(at)mobilehygiene(dot)org.
About CleenCell? / Cell Phone Wipes, Inc.
Cell Phone Wipes, Inc. is a pioneer in mobile phone cleaning solutions. The company manufactures CleenCell? Wipes, single packed pre-moistened cloths infused with disinfectant solution that are streak and scratch-free, and designed specifically to be safe for cell phones and compact electronics. Its headquarters is in Los Angeles, CA.
Maria Ruelas, PR
Cell Phone Wipes, Inc.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Puzzle Book Publisher, Monkeying Around, Joins Forces With Blue Star Mothers of America to Support Troops
Recently, designer and independent publisher David Kalvitis donated 500 of his popular Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge books to a local chapter of Blue Stars Mothers. The books were included in care packages distributed to American troops abroad, as well as to troops recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
fashion coats Kalvitis, who traditionally donates his award winning puzzle books to local charities around the holidays, wanted to extend his contributions to include the men and women serving in the military. "Being away from your family around the holidays has got to be difficult," Kalvitis stated, "If my books can help pass the time or take the troops' minds off their troubles or loneliness that would be a wonderful gift."
The Blue Star Mothers of America, a non-partisan, non-political organization of mothers "who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military," was formed during World War II to support our troops. They have helped American troops and veterans through sixty eight years and five wars. It is an organization Kalvitis was honored to help. "I was very pleased to find the Blue Star organization," Kalvitis said, "They are very organized and professional, and I was impressed with how quickly they included my books in their gift bags for the troops."
According to Sue Louis of the Rochester, New York chapter of Blue Star Mothers, the holiday care packages were sent to troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. When asked about how Kalvitis's puzzle books might be useful to the troops, Sue Louis said, "From my own sons' experiences there are times, such as flights to and from deployment sites, where it would be nice to have an activity to pass the time. While working or away from his base for extended periods, it is hard to start a book, put it down for a week or two and then try and return to reading it. Kalvitis's puzzles allow for starting up from where they left off without much hesitation."
In addition to reaching troops in the field, the books also accompanied care packages sent to injured troops recovering Stateside. "Books were sent along with clothing to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for their Wounded Warrior Transition Program," stated Sue Louis, "The items are given to recovering military and in some cases family who have come urgently to be at the bedside of their wounded family member. The Dot-to-Dot books serve as a diversion while waiting for treatments and procedures, or a way to pass time when immobile and confined to bed for extended periods."
Lauded by experts in the toy industry, the Greatest-Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge series provides a variety of unique, challenging connect-the-dots, some of which boast over a thousand dots. Kalvitis's puzzles have been used by educators to aid students in learning and physical therapists to aid patients in rehabilitation. It was after receiving comments from customers saying they found his puzzles helpful in their physical therapy that Kalvitis decided to contact local organizations in hopes of donating his books to troops recovering from injuries attained in service. It is his belief that with the help of Blue Star Mothers, his puzzle books will provide an enjoyable distraction for injured and active troops alike. Kalvitis said, "It is my hope that by partnering with Blue Star Mothers my puzzle books can help bring a moment of peace to the troops and their families this holiday season."
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Creative Collaboration by Arizona Businesses Illustrates Community Spirit and Responsibility to the Local Economy
Who doesn't love a good treasure hunt? For the kid in all of us, a very grown-up prize is the carrot small businesses are dangling in Arizona in an effort to increase customer traffic.
"The Bad Economy Buster Bling Bike Hunt?" is an out-of-the-box idea by four Arizona business owners to help "rev up" revenue for merchants across the state. For nine weeks the public will gather clues from participating businesses leading them to a stunning custom-designed motorcycle worth more than $35,000 by world-renowned motorcycle manufacturer Sucker Punch Sally's of Scottsdale.
Those partaking in the hunt have a very diverse list of participating businesses to obtain clues from -- everything from trendy restaurants to hip clothing boutiques and local wineries to highly-respected construction companies. More than 30 businesses are involved including: Troon Enterprises Incorporated, Mojito Cigar Lounge, What Women Want Swimwear, KA Cycles and Accessories, Blue Martini Lounge, MNM Racing & Performance, Jump and Shout Play Center, Beaver Stripes & Molding Supply, HawgLaw.com, Powersports Brokers, Kief-Joshua Vineyards, Cigar King, The Dugout Sports Grill, AZ Toy Store, American Junkie Restaurant, Urban Tea Loft, D & D Discount Motorcycles, Evolution Custom Motorcycles, Havana Cigars, MMI Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, K O'Donnell's American Bar & Grill, Wild West Pawn Shop, Carstar Complete Paint & Body, Kid Chilleen's BBQ Steakhouse, Knockout Motorcycle Co. and all six locations of Zia Record Exchange in Arizona.
Founding sponsors Julia Hutton, CEO of retail store Biker Babes and Beyond in Cottonwood, Bill Miko, Owner of Bikers Defense, a line of supplements for motorcyclists, Christian Clayton, President of Sucker Punch Sally's, and Valerie Thompson, 2X World Land Speed Record Holder and Founder of Valerie Thompson Racing, joined forces and developed the concept specifically to address the ongoing problem small business owners face today: lower sales due to a decrease in consumer spending. The program was created so that contestants must visit participating merchants multiple times in order to have a chance at finding the keys. After all, for small businesses half the battle is getting potential customers in the front door.
A new clue becomes available every week, in the form of a web access ID, and anyone hunting for the chopper's keys must obtain every clue for nine weeks. After retrieving a clue access card from a participating merchant, contestants must visit BikerHunt.com and view a new video divulging more details that will ultimately lead them to the key's whereabouts. The individual who was able to piece all the clues together and find the keys will be awarded the stunning custom on stage at Arizona Bike Week the first weekend of April.
Christian Clayton of Sucker Punch Sally's is currently designing and building the one-of-a-kind bike at his Arizona shop utilizing parts generously donated by Hawg Halter, Russ Wernimont, Custom Chrome, Billet Boys and Avon Motorcycle Tyres of North America. The owner of Bikers Defense, Bill Miko, donated the motor.
In addition to clu women's jackets e gathering, the hunt will offer the community special events with Valerie Thompson. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Valerie, obtain an autograph and take photos with her at several Phoenix-area appearances over the next two months, including: American Junkie Restaurant, Thursday, February 17th from 5-9pm; Havana Cigar, Saturday, February 19th from 1-4pm; The Blue Martini, Saturday, February 19th from 5-9pm; Cigar King on Saturday, February 26th; Zia Records on Thunderbird, Saturday, March 19th from 2-4pm; and at MMI Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Saturday, March 26th from 11am-2pm.
For complete details, a full events calendar, rules and regulations for joining the hunt, and more information on participating merchants please visit http://www.bikerhunt.com
Biker Babes and Beyond: bikerbabesandbeyond.com
Bikers Defense: bikersdefense.com
Valerie Thompson Racing: valeriethompsonracing.com
Sucker Punch Sally's: suckerpunchsallys.com
Mojito Cigar Lounge: mojitocigarlounge.com
Troon Enterprises Inc.: trooninc.com
MNM Racing & Performance: mnm-racing.com
Blue Martini Lounge: bluemartinilounge.com
Havana Cigars: havanacigarsAZ.com
Urban Tea Loft: urbantealoft.com
Cigar King: cigarking.com
Beaver Stripes & Custom Graphics: beaverstripes.com
Hawg Law: hawglaw.com
AZ Toy Store: aztoystore.com
Kief-Joshua Vineyards: kj-vineyards.com
Powersports Brokers: powersportsbrokers.net
Jump and Shout Play Center: jumpandshoutaz.com
D & D Discount Motorcycles: dddiscountmotorcycles.com
Evolution Customs: evolutioncustoms.com
American Junkie: americanjunkieaz.com
Dugout Sports Grill: dugoutsportsgrillaz.com
Carstar Complete Paint & Body: completepaintandbody.com
Wild West Pawn: wildwestpawn.com
Zia Record Exchange: ziarecords.com
K O'Donnell's American Bar & Grill: kodonnells.com
MMI Motorcycle Mechanics Institute: http://www.uti.edu/Programs/Motorcycle.com
Kid Chilleen's BBQ Steakhouse: badassbbq.com
What Women Want Swimwear: whatwomenwantswimwear.com
Knockout Motorcycle Co.: ralphrandolph.com
All media inquiries and requests for interviews should be sent to Wendy Roberts, Public Relations Director for Orca Communications Unlimited LLC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 346-4004. Orca Communications is a full service public relations firm based in Phoenix, Arizona and can be found on the web at orcacommunications.com.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Every industry is in the process of going global these days. For American companies, that means learning how to market their products internationally, but for some companies, that means finding a way to tap into the complex and vast markets of consumers in the U.S. One company, MZI Global Marketing, is partnering with leading women's organizations to help small international businesses make this leap.
As Andre Kim, South Korea's most famous and powerful fashion designer states in the New York Times full-page article on Korean fashion 9/15/07, "Fashion should portray grace, intellectual and artistic beauty, youthful energy…not too classic". In that vein, MZI Global Marketing is organizing a unique fashion event in New York City - 'Fashion Market Day' - featuring top upcoming and established Korean fashion brands, after their West Coast introduction. As South Korea has opened up since the 1980s and Western clothing has been made popular, talented Korean fashion designers are ready to "strut their stuff" in this one-day buyers' market event.
In its most recent project, 'Fashion Market Day', MZI Global Marketing is partnering with the 'Korean Women Entrepreneurs Association' (KWEA) to promote seven Korean designers, all woman-owned small businesses. Through the event, which is sponsored by the 'Small Business Corporation' (SBC) of Korea, the designers will be debuting their 2008 collections for U.S. buyers in hopes of breaking into the U.S. market. It's a critical step for these businesses, many of which have already garnered noteworthy success domestically and who are hoping to grow their businesses by introducing their products to U.S. consumers.
"American buyers expect quality apparel at low prices, but what's been missing is style. American buyers need designers who can deliver all three elements: style, price and quality," said Mira Zivkovich, president and CEO of MZI Global Marketing. "These Korean designers are known for their excellence in all three areas, but in order to bring their products to the U.S., they need support from American market experts. We're thrilled to collaborate with the KWEA to bring the collections of these incredible women designers to the U.S."
MZI Global Marketing is also meeting with additional women's organizations, including 'Women's Business Enterprise National Council' (WBENC), 'Asian Women in Business' (AWIB) and KWEA in October to determine additional opportunities to help women grow their businesses. WBENC's president, Linda J. Denny, will meet with the MZI Global Marketing team on Oct. 16 and KWEA's president Yoon-Jung Ahn, will meet with the MZI Global Marketing team on Oct. 17. Any women's groups interested in participating in these discussions, or in scheduling individual events or meetings can contact Mira Zivkovich.
About Asian Women in Business (AWIB)
AWIB is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1995 to assist Asian women to realize their entrepreneurial potential. AWIB fills a vital need for women who need information, education and networking opportunities to start or expand their businesses. Since its opening reception in October 1995, it has sponsored many conferences and workshops, provided individualized technical assistance and served as a support mechanism for small business owners. Over 16,000 people have attended its sponsored events and has become a reliable source of information for entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit http://www.awib.org.
About the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
The WBENC, founded in 1997, is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to American corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. Dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women's business enterprises, WBENC works in partnership with women's business organizations located throughout the country to provide a national standard of certification for women-owned businesses. For more information, please visit http://www.wbenc.org.
About the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)
The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) is for women whose businesses annually gross over two million d Tips: Find Street Fashion Online(may be you can find what you want on the oasap.com) ollars. The WPO is currently operating in 50 locations nationwide and in Canada. The WPO, along with its chapter facilitators, works hard to bring together a diverse group of successful women business owners who share enough to face similar issues but are different enough to make a unique contribution to the group. Meeting content is determined by the members and varies depending upon their interests and needs between roundtables, case studies, business analysis, expert consultants, burning issue reviews, guest experts, and self-assessments with group feedback. For more information, please visit http://www.womenpresidentsorg.com.
About Small Business Corporation of Korea (SBC)
Since its foundation as a non-profit government agency in 1979, SBC has been committed to fostering and promoting Korean small and medium sized businesses. SBC understands that excellence comes in different sizes and offers assistance to Korean businesses in entering the U.S. market. With a regional headquarters office located in New Jersey, it provides a variety of support services such as training, marketing, and financial assistance in order to increase the global competitiveness of Korean businesses. For more information, please visit http://www.sbc.or.kr/eng.
About Korean Women Entrepreneurs Association (KWEA)
Under the leadership of its president, Yoon-Jung Ahn, owner of leading fashion brand An Yoon Jung Ans, KWEA partners with American women leaders to improving the interests of businesswomen and their business activities. KWEA's objectives are to enhance businesswomen's position, to protect their interests by supporting the growth of businesses owned by women, and to promote the economic development of Korean women. For more information, please visit http://www.womanbiz.or.kr.
About MZI Global Marketing
MZI Global Marketing is an award-winning, full-service integrated marketing and advertising firm that creates and executes effective high-tech solutions for their clients across a wide spectrum of industries. Under the leadership of president and CEO Mira Zivkovich, recipient of the 2007 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, MZI Global Marketing puts its international, multicultural marketing expertise, a mastery of interactive marketing strategies, and custom publishing prowess to work for clients that aim to build their businesses on a global scale. MZI Global Marketing is committed to guiding its clients from initial strategy to well executed solutions, helping them surmount any challenge and achieve their every business goal. For more information, please visit http://www.mziglobal.com.