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Sponsortech.com – New Website Provides Online Network For The Event and Sponsorship Industry

The Event Industry can quickly and easily take advantage of emerging Online Resources and Direct Response Internet Marketing technologies to generate Event/Sponsorship results.

Halfpricesoft.com Has New Updates on 2013 Tax Withholding Tables Increases with EzPaycheck

Payroll software provider halfpricesoft.com released a new edition of ezPaycheck software today implementing the latest 2013 tax rate updates. On Dec 31, 2012, IRS published the Notice 1036 – Early Release Copies of the 2013 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding. For 2013, the employee tax rate for social security increases to 6.2%. The social security wage base limit increases to $113,700. According to the IRS, Employers should implement the 2013 withholding tables as soon as possible, but no later than February 15, 2013.

Baubles & Bubbles of St. Petersburg Offers Contemporary Fine Jewelry and Gifts in a New York Style Boutique

St. Petersburg’s hot new contemporary fine jewelry store, Baubles & Bubbles, offers a unique style as well as community support. This accessory lover’s boutique will be hosting a Neighbor Appreciation Party February 7, 2013 from 5:30pm-8:30pm for local residents and business owners in Downtown St. Pete.

Right Sized Detroit Area Man Creates a Much Needed Children

Jerry Kirkendoll, a resident of Wyandotte, Michigan and sole proprietor of Raven Writing Desk, has written a children’s book that deals with a child’s struggle to find a place in life to fit in. The book is titled Hark, Harold the Angel Sings. The book is in the fundraising process on Kickstarter.com through February 6, 2013 at 3:30pm EST.

SPARK FX Conference & Festival Returns January 30th

The SPARK FX Conference & Festival, returns to the Vancouver International Film Centre (VIFC), January 30 to February 3, 2013. Founded in 2008, as an off-shot of ACM SIGGRAPH’s Vancouver Chapter, the conference has taken on a life of its own with two programs a year, one focusing on visual effects and one focusing on animation. SPARK FX is open to the general public, as well as industry professionals, and hosts 700-1000 attendees at each conference program.

Wellness Way Chiropractic Clinic Opens in Milwaukee February 1

Dr. Linsay Way, DC, opens Wellness Way Chiropractic February 1 at 10335 Oklahoma Avenue in Milwaukee.

Eco Serendib Villa and Spa on St. John Celebrates with Up to 60% Off

Eco Serendib Villa and Spa, an eco-friendly, luxury retreat on St. John in the US Virgin Islands, is offering Anniversary Special rates of up to 60% off from now through the end of 2013 (excluding holiday periods) when booked by January 31, 2013. The villa, which was recently featured on Travel Channel’s “Top Spot,” operates as an exclusive-use rental property with just one reservation accepted at a time. The Anniversary Special Rates start at $2,000 per night for all eight suites (maximum occupancy of 16 adults). Rates for just the Presidential Suite start at $1,500 per night and pricing for two – six bedroom suites starts at $1,800 per night. Full rate details are available on the website at www.ecoserendib.com. Whether booking just one guest suite or all eight bedrooms, guests always have completely private use of Eco Serendib’s sumptuous facilities, including its full-service spa and gym, expansive terrace with salt water pool and hot tub, Epicurean Theater kitchen, professional outdoor grill patio, sophisticated great room, inviting dining area and more. Rates are exclusive of tax and service fee and based on availability.

Myths And Facts About Web Hosting Discount Sales

Myths and facts are like day and night. They follow each other and also overlap one another. Under the superimposed state of myths and facts it becomes extremely difficult for the customers to bifurcate the…

Digital Graffiti: Copyright-free Digital Art

Digital artist, George Glasser, is offering the copyright-free usage of the art presently contained on his website. He said, “I am continually creating new imagery; consequently, from time to time, I have to update my site. Since the images in my present portfolio are sample work, I decided to release them into the public domain.”

Scotland’s Ceilidh Band Launches Online

Scotland’s Ceilidh Band is made up of some of the top traditional musicians in our country – accordion, keyboard, drum players, fiddlers, flutists and guitarists. The majority of our team have played since they were in ‘single figures’ and as such can play both by ‘ear’ as well as being highly competent at reading music.

Cabaret Duo Mary Carrick & Todd Brooks to Bring Sounds of Love to Valentine

Mary Carrick (web: www.marycarricksings.com) has been making her mark on the cabaret scene across the Midwest with her rich, soaring vocals and gift for storytelling. She and pianist/vocalist Todd Brooks brought “Love Notes: A Cabaret” to Valentine, Nebraska on Sunday, January 27, 2013. The 7 p.m. performance will be held in the auditorium of Valentine High School and is presented by the Valentine Area Arts Council.

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Sofitel Manila and RunRio, Inc. Present the Battle of the Sexes Fun Run 2013

Sofitel Philippine Plaza, in partnership with RunRio, Inc., announces the launch of RunRio – Battle of the Sexes, a 10k evening Fun Run to be held on the 26th of January 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds in Pasay. There will be ten (10) age level categories that runners can join. The Battle of the Sexes Fun Run will have one overall winner who will win an overnight stay at a Sofitel Suite with breakfast for two at Spiral. Also, each category will have one male and one female top winner where each winner will win an overnight accommodation at a Superior Room at Sofitel Manila with breakfast for two at Spiral. As an added bonus, all runner participants will have the chance to win over 1 million in luxury prizes from Sofitel Manila. One lucky raffle winner will get a chance to win the “One Million Luxury Stay Package” which includes a three night’s stay at the Imperial Suite, ten gift certificates of lunch/dinner buffet for two at Spiral and five gift certificates at Le Spa, Sofitel Manila’s luxury spa center. The raffle draw will be held after the race.

The Party Series CD Collection Begins Releasing Each of Its Five (5) CDs Beginning on January 23, 2013

World Party CD is to be released on January 22nd, with the Rockin Party CD hitting stores on January 29th, and so on with the Lounge Party CD, the HipHop Party CD and the Dance Party CD, on each consecutive Tuesday through February 19th.

The Excipact

SGS invites you to register for the complimentary webinar "The ExcipactTM Certification Scheme for Pharmaceutical non-active ingredients (Excipients)" on January 23, 2013.

Aquatic Capital of America Foundation Announces 2012 Aquatics Athlete, Citizen, Coach and Organization Award Winners

The Long Beach Aquatic Capital of America Foundation has announced the winners of its fourth annual Aquatic Capital Awards. This year’s honorees include some of Long Beach’s most noteworthy contributors to business and tourism, clean water and conservation, and the city’s Olympic Gold Medal count.

1st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Merchants Association Legacy Jamboree, 5K Run/Walk & Kids K


The Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association (CT REIA) Announces January 2013 Meeting with Joe Metcalfe

The Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association, or CT REIA, in association with Joe Metcalfe, is announcing its January 2013 monthly meeting. This event will take place on January 21, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The location for this event is the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 4 Sebethe Drive in Cromwell, CT. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for networking opportunities.

Building Peaceful Families Named Beneficiary of Whole Foods Market Campbell “Nickels for Nonprofits” Program

Building Peaceful Families (BPF), a Silicon Valley non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, safety, and well-being of children, today announced that Whole Foods Market in Campbell has named BPF the beneficiary of their Nickels for Nonprofits program for the entire holiday season. Through January 20, 2013, each time a customer donates the nickel they would otherwise receive for using their own bag, that nickel will be passed along to support BPF.

Founder of CURLS LLC Talks to Stylists About Retaining Clients with Customized Product Mixes

The January Atlanta Natural Hair Care Professional (ANHC Pro) Lunch was held on January 20, 2013 from 11am to 1pm at Taco Mac located in Buckhead’s Lindbergh district and is being co-sponsored by CURLS LLC. The lunch is free for ANHC Pro members. For all others tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance at http://anhcpro-lunch-january2013.eventbrite.com or $15.00 at the door. Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and Founder of CURLS LLC will talk to Lunch attendees via Skype about how to retain clients by selecting the right product mix for their clients hair. Attendees will enjoy a lunch buffet, a 45-60 minute Skype presentation from Ms. Dellinger including Q&A, a prize drawing, and post presentation networking. Elaine Truesdale, VP of Business Development for Atlanta Natural Hair Care, Inc. says she is excited about the January ANHC Pro Sunday Lunch because “The product cocktail model used by CURLS since 2002 is one that is now being utilized by major product companies throughout the industry.”

RogueFlix.com to Launch Omega 1, an Action Comic Web Series on January 20, 2013 During an XBOX Halo 4 Tournament at the Microsoft Store in Century City, California

RogueFlix, the new young-male driven Action Lifestyle Network will release Omega 1, a motion comic web series created by Mark Edward Lewis and Alina Andrei on January 20, 2013 during an XBOX Halo 4 tournament at the Westfield Century City Microsoft store in Southern California.

Yun FIT Announces Fourth Boot Camp for Kya

The workout will benefit Kya’s Krusade, an organization that provides support, education and assistance to children with physical disabilities and their families by offering resource information, art therapy, and financial assistance.

Ultimate Success Secrets Revealed at Goal Setting Seminar in Orlando from Ultimate Lifestyle Enterprises

Attendees will learn a proven system for consistent, profitable success in life and business – Attract more success into their life and business, and finally start profiting from their passions with an insightful keynote by Stacia Pierce. Participants will enjoy working with Pierce as she covers her proven 7-step process to ultimate success, so they can stop struggling and start thriving. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, marketing professional, leader or business executive…the Ultimate Success Tour cracks the success code and gives you the insight and inspiration you need to go after your dream. This is your opportunity to win a complete business makeover (at no charge) as well as see for yourself or others getting their ideas developed and businesses examined, exacted and enhanced for maximum profitability… right there on the spot…in the hot seat with Stacia. This complimentary on-the-spot coaching will empower you to be your most productive. Improve your business, identify your authentic advantage and eradicate any barriers to your long-lasting success.o improve your business, identify your authentic advantage and eradicate any barriers to your long-lasting to improve your business, identify your authentic advantage and eradicate any barriers to your long-lasting

Business-Inform 2012

The aim of the project is to improve the informational support to the Russian market of office equipment and computer peripherals.

Business-Inform 2013

Within the framework of Business-Inform 2013 project the following events will be organized:

IBS’ Solution to Power China

Henna, the largest cruise ship in mainland China, will run on IBS’ inventory and pricing management solution, Cruise Partner, when it makes its maiden journey on January 26, 2013. China based HNA Tourism Cruise and Yacht Management Company unveiled this cruise ship on November 28, 2012. Henna has 739 rooms for 1,965 passengers, as well as a complete range of facilities for living and entertainment. HNA Tourism Cruise and Yacht Management Co., Ltd. in Beijing, is the first Chinese cruise ship and yacht management company and is a part of the HNA Group.

New Research Report on Taiwan Machine Tool Market to 2012-2016 by MarketResearchReports

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Machine Tool market in Taiwan to grow at a CAGR of 15.04 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for products with increased dimensional accuracy. The Machine Tool market in Taiwan has also been witnessing the increase in the development of high-speed machines. However, the lack of effective trade pacts with other countries could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

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SoulTic Magazine Releases Volume 4

Lawrence Long, Jr. SoulTic Magazine’s CEO is proud to announce the release of SoulTic Magazine Volume 4. SoulTic Magazine was created after seeing the need for people of color and culture to better understand current events and international events that affect "critical thinking in our political, economical, and social lives."

European Gas Conference Awards Finalists Announced

BP’s Vice President for Shah Deniz, Al Cook, Gasunie’s CEO Paul van Gelder and Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s Managing Director Kjetil Tungland are the finalists for the coveted Executive of the Year Award at the European Gas Conference taking place in Vienna from 29 January. More than 300 industry leaders will gather for the leading, annual European gas event as the industry faces significant developments.

National Futures and Commodities Exchange Offers Active Traders Precise Trading Tips to Ensure Better Returns of Investment

National Futures and Commodities Exchange becomes the most recognized name for active traders who wish to avail stock market related services because of its research and advisory service for its clients. In the last 10 years, National Futures and Commodities Exchange has even been highly praised for its unbeatable standing and an unequaled track record of excellent trading service, which no other brokerage firms can provide.

Santa Barbara Landscaping Contractor Down to Earth Landscapes Now Offering Expert Vineyard Installation and Maintenance Services

Industry leading Santa Barbara landscaping contractor Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. has announced they are now offering new services to local area vineyards. The company’s new vineyard installation and maintenance solutions are directed by their on-staff viticulturist, who will ensure that clients have an expert organizing their entire vineyard development and maintenance process.

Santa Barbara Landscaping Company Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. Introduce New Specialty Landscape Services

Leading Santa Barbara area landscaping company Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. has recently announced the addition of several new landscape services to their comprehensive scope of services. The organization is now presenting local area clientele with the opportunity to achieve unique garden designs and functionality through specialty landscaping solutions that are sure to enhance any home’s exterior.

Towards Maturity

Latest addition to Towards Maturity’s extensive report library is its In-focus report on mLearning, titled “Mobile Learning at Work”. Released today, this report has been sponsored and supported by Upside Learning, one of Towards Maturity’s ambassadors.

SaaSn-Bluekey Partnership

SaaSn, distributors of TaskCentre in Africa, this week announced a cooperative agreement with Bluekey Software Solutions, Africa’s largest and most awarded SAP Business One partner. The partnership, which will see Bluekey become “a reseller for TaskCentre in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania,” will afford them “a competitive edge in the market”, explained Gustav Hardiman, Sales Manager at SaaSn. For SaaSn, the agreement will provide a channel to speed up the adoption of SAP Business One.

Upgrade Your Portable Devices with Super Talent

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announces its updated mSATA 3 SSD drive.

New Research Report on Global M-Education Market to 2012-2016 by MarketResearchReports.biz

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global m-Education market to grow at a CAGR of 32.50 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in government initiatives. The Gobal m-Education market has also been witnessing an upsurge in mergers and acquisitions. However, the reluctance of educational institutions to frequently update ICT infrastructure could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

24ravens Announces Release of Pulse Clean Whey Protein

According to 24ravens’ scientist research, "Most whey protein powders on the market today are chemically laden with artificial sweeteners and fillers and are so over- processed that the essential immune-supporting micronutrients and amino acids are damaged, making the protein acidic, nutritionally deficient, and not fit for human consumption." Chronic use of damaged protein isolates can lead to degenerative diseases. 24ravens’ founder and CEO, Dr. Rollan Roberts II, adds, "With younger athletes consuming whey protein at unprecedented rates, the need for clean, undamaged protein has never been greater."

EQHSMS Certification Completed by Parswnath Dyechem

EQHSMS Certification completed by Parswnath Dyechem with help of GMG. At present the Company has an efficient organization comprising a team of dedicated professional personnel in all areas of management. All products released by the Company are strictly checked as per the customer defined requirements during entire processing.

Panama Relocation Tour Now Offers an Expanded 7 Day and 6 Night Package

Taking cues from previous tour participants, the Panama Relocation Tour now offers an expanded 7 day and 6 night tour package in addition to its 5-day tour. Jackie Lange, owner and manager of Live for Less in Panama states that this expanded tour package is in response to popular demand by previous tour attendees. “Many people have been requesting us to expand the tour and now it’s longer and even better,” Jackie says excitedly. “The expanded tour will further cover key areas that are integral in preparation for retirement in Panama,” she adds.

Christopher Esposito, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP to Speak at KC

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher Esposito, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “New FASB Fair Value Disclosure Requirements (ASU 2011-04).” This event is scheduled for January 28, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

ACMA Automechanika, New Delhi Receives Overwhelming Response from Industry

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will be the nation’s first ever trade exhibition, specialized and dedicated to the auto-component aftermarket, and is expected to attract industry professionals from India and across the world. The show will take place from 7 – 10 February 2013 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. As the converging hub for major local and international auto component businesses, the New Delhi show will cover the sectors of Parts and Systems, Accessories and Tuning, Tyres and Batteries, Repair and Maintenance, IT and Management, Service Station and Car Wash and the latest automobile services. The fair will provide participants access to new markets while affirming its status as a solid platform for networking.



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