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Storagepipe Infographic Viral Video Rocks Crowds at Major Industry Events

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 01, 2013

Storagepipe has recently introduced their latest viral video infographic at a number of major IT events including IBM Pulse 2013 in Las Vegas - receiving overwhelmingly positive reactions from attendees at these conferences.

And due to popular demand, this exclusive video has now been made publicly available.

IBM Pulse 2013 is one of the worlds most important business technology events, which reunites technology thought leaders and IT decisions makers to discuss and uncover the issues and trends which will shape the world of mid-range and enterprise IT in the years to come.

Storagepipe has been an IBM Business Partner, and a leader implementing IBM cloud-based data protection since 2001. Due to the remarkable success of Storagepipes Fastback DR offering over the past few years, IBM has organized a dedicated breakout session to discuss Storagepipes approach to Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

As part of this presentation, Storagepipe has produced a new video infographic titled Next-Generation IT Management and Data Protection Challenges. The video covers many of the new emerging business challenges which are affecting the role of IT. These include things such as Big Data, BYOD, Machine-to-Machine, Compliance, Disaster Recovery, 24-7 Business and more.

The video can be viewed at the following URL:

This latest video follows other Storagepipe infographics which have achieved viral success across blogs, industry media and social networking sites. Most notably, Storagepipes comedy rap video Ram in the Boot Sector was viewed over 20,000 times within just the first few weeks.

Storagepipe also produces educational videos. Grandfather, Father, Son (GFS) vs. Progressive (Incremental Forever) Backup Paradigms is considered by many within the tech space to be one of the best and most authoritative resources for understanding the difference between conventional and modern backup methodologies. (

Founded in 2001, Storagepipe has been a pioneer and constant innovator in the areas of data protection and business continuity. Solutions offered by Storagepipe include online backup, archiving, high-availability, disaster recovery, compliance and more.

According to Storagepipe President Steven Rodin, Im really happy to see the enthusiastic response to our videos. At Storagepipe, we have a deep understanding of the many fascinating and complex issues for modern data protection and disaster recovery. And these videos help us educate our online audience in a way that is both informative and entertaining.

For more information about Storagepipe and their offerings, visit Also, visit Storagepipes YouTube channel at

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The Milford – A NY Hotel Prepares for Visitors to Top 3 New York Events New York Gift Fair, New York Fashion Week and New York Toy Fair

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

New York Visitors have numerous New York hotels to choose from while attending the many New York events in January and February 2013, and one of the most popular New York hotels is The Milford - A Times Square Hotel - formerly The Milford Plaza Hotel.

The Milford is located in the heart of Times Square and has an impressive offer with rates as low as $ 99.00 details include:

Times Square's newest guest rooms, complimentary Continental Breakfasts for 2 Persons per room, per day from only $ 99.00 - $ 119.00. Stay dates between January 21 - February 28, 2013 - View Details or Book Now

Upcoming New York events in January and February 2013:

Limited Of New York Gift Fair:

When: January 26 - 30, 2013

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center | W 34th Street | New York, NY 10001 | 212-216-2000

The New York Gift Fair draws more than 35,000 attendees from across the country, as well as many international Visitors to New York, to a trade-only New York event that hosts more than 2,800 exhibitors. Held twice yearly by GLM Shows, the New York Gift Fair showcases the very best lines and brands in Gift, Home, and Lifestyle categories.

Unlike any other Gift Fair, New York Gift Fair is organized into targeted divisions, some of which are bigger than most other gift fairs in their entirety. Each of these targeted divisions is complete with most everything youd expect or imagine in the niche, and exhibits are carefully selected to offer the widest variety and best quality of gift, home, and lifestyle items.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week:

When: February 7th to the 14th

February is all about love, and in New York City, an extreme love for fashion comes to the forefront at Fashion Week. The dates have been set for New York Fashion Week 2013, and the Winter Fashion Event in New York City is sure to highlight the style and glamour that is typical of New York City.

In early February Manhattan hotels, Streets in New York City, New York restaurants, and more will be crowded with models, A-list celebrities, media moguls, designers, buyers, sellers, and everyone else in the fashion industry when New York Winter Fashion Week 2013 comes to town.

For one energetic week in New York City, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Winter will dominate Manhattan. This Fashion Season is punctuated with enthusiasm for reaching overseas consumers particularly the Chinese and Japanese, who are proving to be big buyers of fashion, and are increasingly interested in U.S. labels. Its looking like this New York Fashion Week 2013 will be one of the busiest and upbeat in years.

New York Toy Fair:

When: February 10 - 13, 2013

Mark your calendars for the New York Toy Fair 2013, which takes place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Starting on February 10th. American International Toy Fair


Top 5 Small Business Events by

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

Although Movember has ended and many businesses have started to focus on the impending fiscal cliff, the small business community continues to show signs of improvement. Reece Freeman of, presents a special holiday edition of Top 5 Small Business Events with breaking news and insights on the latest events to affect small business and how business owners can start taking advantage of them today.

1. Accion: Santa Claus for Small Businesses in the Northeast:

Besides the presidential election, the biggest news of the past month has been the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. While many individuals livelihoods have been damaged, the small businesses that were hit in the affected areas will most likely have the biggest economic impact on these communities. One company who is doing something to help these affected small businesses get back up and on their feet is Accion, a global non-profit micro lender that is offering the businesses loans at remarkably low interest rates. (via

How this applies to your company:

If your business has been upended by Sandy, owners can apply for loans from Accions Sandy Recovery Business Loan Program ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 25,000. There is no interest charged for the first three months on the loans, and after that the loans are only charged a 4.99% interest rate for up to 48 months. For more information, read over all of the details at

2. He Sees You When Youre Shopping

A creepy trend among retailers as they ramp up for the holiday season has been implanting video cameras into the eye sockets of on-floor mannequins. Since these cameras are closer to the floor, they do a better job of collecting customer information such as race, age, and gender compared to security cameras mounted in the ceiling. Although this enhancement in retail might send chills up the spine, its just another example of how businesses are using technology to pinpoint marketing strategies to improve your shopping experience, as well as their bottom line. (via FastCompany)

How this applies to your company:

As a small business, owners can mimic tricks like these in order to cheaply and efficiently gain marketing prowess. If you have a brick-and-mortar business, you can easily copy this technique by purchasing a few hidden cameras (from $ 20 - $ 200 each) and placing at eye-level around your store. Try cameras hidden in clocks, coat hangers, and other inconspicuous items.

3. Tis The Season to Give Prezis:

The cloud-based presentation software, Prezi, which bridges the divide between white boards and PowerPoint slideshows has released a new iPhone app and an improved iPad app with better editing capabilities for the tablet device. Being able to edit presentations in the iPad app adds a new dimension to Prezi; taking the software from the desktop to a mobile device while retaining its creative and editorial aspects along with the intuitive, touch-screen controls of an iPad. (via TechCrunch)

How this applies to your company:

Making the software more usable on mobile devices increases its viability as a tool for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Not only can one bring the presentation with to meetings, if an idea strikes on the way make the changes with your fingertips. As more companies adopt mobile offices, it is important that their business tools include mobile functionality. Most of the faxing services we review on FindAFax have adopted this functionality through smartphone apps giving the user the ability to fax or sign and send documents from anywhere. This has become a really important feature to the small business owners using our site to purchase internet fax services. says Amber Hauptman of

4. A New Way to Pay Your Elves:

The completely free online bookkeeping tool Wave Accounting has just released an intuitive online payroll software program for small businesses in the U.S. aptly named Wave Payroll. This cloud-based software makes working with an outsourced accountant a breeze by adding them to your account as a guest collaborator. Starting in January 2013 they will also offer the option to handle tax filings and deposits at a flat fee of $ 25 per month, says Annie Pilon of Wave Payroll can also generate a journal entry that users can import into their QuickBooks bookkeeping software in order to accurately record payroll costs. (via

How this applies to your company:

With no setup charges and starting at just $ 5 per employee per month, which includes direct deposits, this software is incredibly affordable for the amount of features offered. Small Business owners can also give employees access to the software to input their banking information, view and print pay stubs, and update contact information. Whether employees are salaried or hourly, paid by direct deposit or printed checks, accrue vacation hours and overtime, Wave Payroll is as versatile as it is easy to use.

5. A Muxi Noel:

The French-based socially-centric network for professionals, Muxi, has recently updated its design, launched an iPhone app, and currently has an Android app in the development stages. As was reported on in August, Muxi is a professional social network that goes further than LinkedIn in that it focuses on the social aspect of bringing users of similar industries (or as Muxi calls them, fraternities) together to discuss relevant issues, pass along recommendations, and other business-related communication and collaboration.

How the applies to your company:

Now with an iPhone app (and upcoming Android app), it will be even easier and perhaps a more convenient way to get involved with Muxis fast-growing network of business professionals. Not to mention the new design that allows for easier navigation through the fraternities and users within each of them.

*Holiday Bonus*

Over the past few years while looking through my Twitter and feed, Ive seen quite a few entrepreneurs and writers of small business blogs who have avatars or profile photos that are quite unprofessional, to put it nicely. These are usually 40 or 50-somethings, self-employed and often are very knowledgeable about their industry. However, as someone of the Millennial generation, their distractive (and sometime hilariously repulsive) avatar image makes it harder to take them and their blog seriously. So, be careful what images you use when portraying yourself online, and please PLEASE, dont use a Glamor Shot. Just dont.


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CasaQ is Tapped to Create Original Film and Foodie Events for

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2012

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MVP Media produces videos for Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree Football Clinic at Stanford University and Operation Starting Line events

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

MVP Media, a video production company based in Fresno, California, created corporate video and advertising for Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Football Clinic and Operation Starting Line events. MVP Media relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to Fresno in the summer of 2011 and creates commercials, corporate video, real estate video, event video, music videos, and narrative films. Prison Fellowship's mission is to seek the transformation of prisoners and their reconciliation to God, family, and community through the power and truth of Jesus Christ.

"Prison Fellowship makes a huge impact in the lives of prisoners and their families," said Matt Martin, the owner of MVP Media. "We are privileged to tell their stories and expand their reach." The video about Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Football Clinic, held at Stanford University, features shots of of downtown Fresno, interview footage with community leaders, and footage of NFL greats and Stanford football alumni such as Ronnie Lott, Eric Wright, and Keena Turner coaching at-risk youth at the clinic.

Brian King, CEO of Fresno Street Saints and 2009 California Peace Prize Award Honoree, appears in the video and describes the impact that the football clinic has had on the lives of over one hundred at-risk youth from Fresno who have attended. "It was a life changing experience," said King. "If it wasn't for this camp, these kids would never have an opportunity to see these type of men, these type of role models. We're excited about the victories and stories that come out... for every one of our kids that go there, it's a victory."

The 2012 Angel Tree Football Clinic at Stanford University will take place in late August. Stanford Football Director of Operations Matt Doyle and Football Coach David Shaw have been instrumental in partnering with Prison Fellowship's Joe Avila and William Anderson to make the football clinic possible. As Prison Fellowship has shared the video and stories that have come from the football clinic several other NCAA Division I-A colleges have sought to partner and host football clinics for at-risk youth in their local communities.


Features Sports Bar and Grill, West Salem, Wisconsin, Launches New Website to Highlight Special Events, Family Dining, and Sports-Driven Environment

(PRWEB) April 20, 2012

Features Sports Bar and Grill ( selected The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing ( to strengthen its brand and grow its business through the design, development, and optimization of a new website that highlights Features four key offerings dining, bowling, sports, and special events. Additionally, Features has charged The BLU Group with leading its search engine optimization and social media strategies for the upcoming year.

Features is known for putting together some of the most entertaining events in the area and it was important that the new website reflected this commitment to fun and excitement. said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing. In addition to having a fresh, unique look, the website was programmed to update the daily specials automatically for the dining, sports bar, and bowling sections so visitors are always aware of whats going on that day. Early reviews indicate customers love the changes and are becoming more engaged

The launch of the new website represents the beginning of a more aggressive marketing strategy for Features Sports Bar and Grill. In addition to some of their tried and true methods including print and radio, the West Salem, Wisconsin-based business is dedicating more resources to social media, search engine optimization, and e-mail marketing this year.

About The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing: The BLU Group, based in Onalaska, WI, is a full-service ad agency with clients throughout the United States that specializes in Market Research, Marketing Strategies, Corporate Identity, Broadcast and Print Advertising, Graphic Design, Billboard Design, Catalog Design, Direct Marketing, Website Design, Website Programming, Website Hosting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), E-Mail Marketing, and Social Media.

For more information, visit or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Graphics Systems Corporation to Reveal SolidWorks 2006 at “Launch Day” Events Throughout Wisconsin and Illinois in June

Graphics Systems Corporation to Reveal SolidWorks 2006 at “Launch Day” Events Throughout Wisconsin and Illinois in June

Menomonee Falls, WI (PRWEB) May 25, 2005

Graphics Systems Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI is pleased to announce its SolidWorks 2006 Launch Day Schedule. GXSC invites designers and engineers to be one of the first to see the latest design innovations available only in SolidWorks and COSMOS 2006 software. SolidWorks 2006 features the best performance, unmatched ease-of-use, and the most time-saving capabilities of any mechanical design system available. Preview new 2D-to-3D transition tools and learn about special productivity enhancements tools for machinery, consumer products, and sheet metal.

Launch Days will be held 8 a.m. to noon on June 2 in GXSC’s Menomonee Falls, WI office and in Oakbrook Terrace, IL at the Couryard Marriott and June 3 in Rockford, IL at TechWorks. The following week Launch Days will be held 8 a.m. to noon June 7 in GXCS’s Madison, WI office; June 8 in LaCrosse, WI at the Hampton Inn; June 9 in Wausau, WI at the Park Plaza; and June 10 in GXSC’s Green Bay, WI office. Refreshments will be served.

GXSC also plans to hold a “What’s new in SolidWorks & COSMOS 2006” presentation at the fourth annual Graphics Systems Midwest SolidWorks® User Conference at 2 p.m. Thursday September 15. This presentation is part of an agenda that includes a multitude of productivity seminars, management sessions, product presentations, and networking opportunities. The event will take place September 13th-15th, 2005 at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. The conference is designed to help SolidWorks software users gain a clear understanding of more efficient design and manufacturing processes.

Each year, for the past three years, an average of 200+ designers and engineers—both SolidWorks users and prospective users alike—have attended this conference. It ranks as one of the most highly attended events in the SolidWorks community. GXSC has made improvements to the schedule, including more informational technical sessions and more valuable face-to-face time with solution partner exhibitors. Attendees will find registering easier this year, as they can register and pay online. Fees have been discounted for a special early bird promotion, which ends Friday, August 12, 2005.

Sponsors and exhibitors at this event include: Hewlett-Packard, SolidWorks Corporation, SmarTeam Corporation Ltd., Logopress, DriveWorks, Integrated Partner Solutions, Inc. (distributor of MechWorks - DBWorks), Synergis Adept, Revware Inc., Inform Product Development, Omega Resource Group, Schmit Prototypes, 3Dconnexion, Teksoft CAD/CAM Systems, Dimension 3D Printing, CAMTECH (EdgeCAM), La Crosse, Eau Claire, the Winona Area SolidWorks User Group (LEWA), SolidWorks Milwaukee Area Resource Team (SMART), the Madison Area SolidWorks User Group (MASWUG), the Chicago SolidWorks User's Group (CSUG), and the Northeast Wisconsin SolidWorks Users Group (NEWSUG).

For more information or to register for any of these events, contact Michelle Hansen at 1-800-454-CADD, ext. 117 or visit the website at    

About Graphics Systems Corporation

Graphics Systems Corporation is the Midwest’s leading provider of CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM solutions for business and industry with 15 years in business and over 125 years of combined engineering experience. Major product offerings through Graphics Systems include SolidWorks, Cosmos FEA, PDMWorks, SMARTEAM, DBWorks, MoldWorks, DriveWorks, Dimension 3D printers and more. As a SolidWorks Authorized Training & Support Center, Graphics Systems offers classes, technical support services, and free monthly technical sessions. Graphics Systems has offices in Menomonee Falls, Madison, Green Bay, WI, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

For more information on Graphics Systems Corporation, please call Michelle Hansen at 800-454-CADD ext. 117 or visit


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Tech Moderators Launch Effort to Optimize Audience Engagement at Industry Events

Tech Moderators Launch Effort to Optimize Audience Engagement at Industry Events

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2008

In an effort to improve the quality and impact of tech sector events, veteran industry editors Rusty Weston ( ) and Lane F. Cooper ( have teamed up to form The Tech Moderators (

The Tech Moderators have developed an event/session preparation and implementation methodology that is designed to optimize audience engagement and maximize the investment of time and money that attendees, sponsors and event organizers bring to industry gatherings. The methodology not only ensures that relevant and pertinent information is presented to the target audience but also makes certain that moderated sessions are engaging and interactive.

"During this economic downturn, it is especially important for organizations to gain the highest possible return from their customer events," says Rusty Weston, Co-Founder of Tech Moderators. "Event organizers and sponsors cannot afford to miss opportunities to connect effectively with live audiences in either physical or online venues."

The Tech Moderators methodology has been effectively applied at seminars, roundtables, panels, webcasts and other live events by the biggest brands in the technology industry and the most respected publishers in trade journalism.

"Our mission is to enhance the authority, credibility and audience engagement of events in the technology sector," says Lane F. Cooper, Co-Founder of Tech Moderators. "Good moderators should bring out the thought leadership position of all speakers and panelists who are tapped to share their views with attendees. These are unique opportunities to inform and inspire the technology community, and they should not be squandered."

The success of an event is directly correlated with its relevance to the audience. Very often, custom events are focused on the messages that a sponsor wants to deliver, rather than the information attendees want to collect. The most effective events map these two critical elements.

The Tech Moderators bring over four decades of experience as industry analysts and journalists to ensure that events they host are not only relevant to the target audience but are also engaging and interactive.

About Lane F. Cooper (

Lane is the founder and editorial director of He has 20 years of experience as a researcher, reporter and editor analyzing the business and technology industry.

News services and magazines that have carried his by-line include: Federal Computer Week Optimize, Information Week, Telephony, NetworkWorld, Communications Week, Washington Technology, InternetWeek, Byte Magazine, Enterprise Systems Journal.

Lane also broadcast The Washington News Bureau Technology Minute for WTOP radio, the top rated news and information station in the Washington Metropolitan area. He received a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from the American University in Washington DC.

About Rusty Weston (

Rusty is an award-winning journalist, tech writer, blogger and innovator with two decades of business technology experience. Author of the popular blog, My Global Career, ( Weston's freelance work also includes a range of public speaking engagements on topics such as business process outsourcing & IT services; business intelligence; virtualization; and asset management. Weston also has expertise in the application of social media, social networking strategies, global business and careers.

Weston's business technology journalism experience includes eight years at InformationWeek; under his direction,, received the Jesse Neal Award, one of the nation's most prestigious journalism honors. Weston, a journalism graduate of San Francisco State University, makes his home near Silicon Valley.


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Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) Members to Speak Out at Leading Industry Events

Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) Members to Speak Out at Leading Industry Events

PALO ALTO, CA (PRWEB) November 3, 2004

The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) announced today that several of its members will be speaking at major Internet marketing events in the month of November. These events include the Kelsey Group’s Interactive Local Media 2004, AD:TECH 2004 New York and WebmasterWorld’s Search Conference #7.

Interactive Local Media 2004 (ILM:04) will be held November 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson, Jersey City, New Jersey. ILM:04 is THE event for anyone with a vested interest in the future of the interactive local media marketplace. SEMPO is a sponsor of this event. Among the speakers are:

Barbara Coll, President and Chairperson, SEMPO

Kevin Lee, Board Member, SEMPO

Safa Rashtchy, Senior Analyst, Piper Jaffray, and member, SEMPO Advisory Board

AD:TECH 2004 will be held November 8-10 at the Hilton New York, New York, New York. AD:TECH is a conference and expo designed for marketers and agencies. AD:TECH focuses on providing the big picture about the market numbers, market trends and issues for interactive, integrated marketing that leverages all that technology and the internet provide. AD:TECH has recognized search engine marketing as a viable trend as the number of sessions dedicated to the topic has grown from one last year to five this year. SEMPO members among the speakers include:

Barbara Coll, President and Chairperson, SEMPO

Kevin Lee, Board Member, SEMPO

Dana Todd, Board Member, SEMPO

Safa Rashtchy, Senior Analyst, Piper Jaffray, and member, SEMPO Advisory Board

Young Bean Song, Director of Analytics, Atlas DMT, a SEMPO Sponsor

Lee M. Baler, Senior Media Planner, DIGITAS

Kelly Gay, Chairman, President and CEO, KnowledgeStorm

Adam Glazer, Managing Director, Converseon

Anne Holland, Publisher, Marketing Sherpa

Gord Hotchkiss, President and CEO,

Larry Kerstein and John Tawadros, iProspect

Rob Middleton, CSO, Fathom Online

Tom Rielly, VP, Acronym Media

David Verklin, CEO, Carat Americas

WebmasterWorld’s Search Conference #7 will be held November 16-18, 2004 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. WebmasterWorld’s Search Conference focuses on search engine marketing. WebmasterWorld is in a unique position to be able to find and identify people who are truly successful in their fields. All speakers are people who are known to be real-world authorities within their respective professions - people you can relate to and learn from. SEMPO members among the speakers include:

Brett Tabke, Board Member, SEMPO

Christine Churchill, Board Member, SEMPO

Dana Todd, Board Member, SEMPO

Jessie Stricchiola, President, Board Member, SEMPO

Kevin Lee, Board Member, SEMPO

Noel McMichael, SEMPO Board Member

Daniel Boberg, Director of Strategic Alliances, Overture, member, SEMPO Advisory Board

Dave Carlson, President, Atlas one point, a SEMPO Sponsor

Bruce Clay, President, Bruce Clay, LLC

Mike Grehan, Editor, e-marketing-news

Greg Jarboe, President and co-founder, SEO-PR

Gregory Markel, Infuse creative

Anne Kennedy, Beyond Ink

Barry Lloyd, CEO, MakeMeTop

Bill Hunt, Search Effectiveness Team Lead,, Global Strategies

Derek Preston, Chief Technology Officer, Mirago

Joe Morin, BoostMarketing

Stephanie Leffler CEO,

Other SEMPO member speaker companies include Commission Junction and Looksmart as well as many individual members from the search engine marketing community.

SEMPO invites the public to attend these Internet marketing events and hear its members discuss the current state of the industry. Discounts for these events are available for SEMPO members.

For more information about SEMPO or to apply or membership, please visit

For more information about ILM:04, please visit

For more information about AD:TECH 2004 New York, please visit

For more information about WebmasterWorld’s Search Conference #7, please visit

About the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)

SEMPO is a non-profit professional association working to increase awareness and promote the value of search engine marketing worldwide. The organization represents the common interests of more than 290 companies and consultants worldwide and provides them with a voice in the marketplace. For more information, or to join the organization, please visit


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NCER Announces First in Series of Electronics Collection Events, Feb. 25 at Morgantown Best Buy Store

NCER Announces First in Series of Electronics Collection Events, Feb. 25 at Morgantown Best Buy Store

Davisville, WV (PRWEB) February 15, 2006

The National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) announced today the first electronics recycling event under a contract from the West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Morgantown area Best Buy store on Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHAT: Electronics Recycling Collection Event

WHERE: Parking Lot of Best Buy Granville, 4000 University Town Centre Drive, Granville, WV

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PRODUCTS ACCEPTED: Answering machines, camcorders, compact disc players, copiers, duplicators, electric typewriters, fax machines, hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, pagers, personal computers (CPU, monitors, keyboards, mouse, and peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, VCRs, word processors

PRODUCTS NOT ACCEPTED: Microwaves, smoke detectors, and large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners

FEES: The event is free, though there is a five unit limit per vehicle

Residents and small businesses are welcome to drop off up to five pieces of equipment (keyboards, mice, and mobile phones do not count towards the five unit limit) at this event. Large businesses/institutions must call (800) 711-6010 to deliver to the recycling center or arrange possible equipment pickup.

This collection event marks the first under a grant program collaboration between the NCER, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and Solid Waste Managment Board (SWMB); Amandi Services, formerly Envirocycle, Davisville; and SDR Technologies, located in both Davisville and Millwood, W.Va. The WVHTC Foundation, which was founded by Congressman Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va. to help build the state’s economy, awarded the NCER this grant under its Environmental Technology Program (ETP). Mollohan has obtained federal funding for ETP through his work on the House Appropriations Committee. The program is a cooperative partnership between the WVHTC Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The event represents a unique partnering of industry, non-profit groups, and government. Seven electronic product manufacturers are sponsoring this event by paying for the recycling costs of their branded products collected: JVC, Lexmark, Panasonic, Philips, Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba. The non-profit NCER is serving as a third party administrator to arrange with the WVDEP and SWMB for local electronics recycling collection events and recycling activities. Amandi Services, an electronics recycler, has been contracted for the demanufacturing of the collected devices. SDR Technologies, a plastics recycler, will accept plastics from the demanufactured electronics collected at the events to demonstrate how new plastics identification technology can improve the economics of plastics recycling through better identification and separation of commingled electronic polymer waste.

Other collection events will soon be scheduled across the state. For more information, go to or call (304) 699-1008.

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