Opus Energy drives business forward with FirstGroup contract


Released on: July 31, 2008, 8:05 am

Press Release Author: Kerry Poulter/Opus Energy

Industry: Energy

Press Release Summary: Britain’s largest transport operator, FirstGroup plc, has signed an agreement with Opus Energy, a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses. First’s 600 UK sites will benefit from Opus Energy’s dynamic approach to energy management which includes access to wholesale energy prices, a cleaner energy supply, and the technology to help keep energy consumption to a minimum. 100% of First’s electricity supply for its buildings will be sourced from cleaner low-carbon sources, generated from on-shore wind, small scale hydro and biomass.

Press Release Body: From August 2008, First will be able to take full advantage of Opus Energy’s cutting-edge energy purchasing product, Opus Evolution. This flexible service empowers customers, providing them with direct access to wholesale energy prices. Using a secure online platform First will be able to purchase electricity at the prevailing market price to suit the company’s consumption demand.

Last year, First unveiled its Climate Change Strategy which outlined ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions in its bus division by 25% and rail division by 20%, both by 2020. As part of this strategy First is looking to use alternative cleaner energy sources and be more energy efficient. Opus Energy will install smart meters across all of First’s qualifying business locations in Britain by April 2009. Smart meters bring innovation to energy management, and will enable First to monitor electricity usage more closely, monitor any peaks in performance and reconcile its energy bills, all without the need to take actual meter readings. Forward-thinking First is committed to taking a responsible approach to the environment, working with Opus Energy to ensure its impact on the environment is minimised.

Niall Waters-Fuller, Head of Group Procurement at First said: “We chose to make the switch to Opus Energy as we were impressed with the energy solutions the company had to offer. In particular, its innovative and flexible approach will ultimately help us with our environmental commitments as well as managing price risk. Choosing an energy partner that displays an environmental commitment and could supply a 100% renewable electricity supply was imperative, as we are committed to managing the business in a responsible way.”

Steve James, Commercial Director at Opus Energy said: “We are excited to be working with the UK’s largest transport company and look forward to a long and successful partnership. We are becoming the supplier of choice in the transport sector with our corporate team demonstrating excellent understanding of specific customer requirements.

“For First, the combination of using smart meters in tandem with the Opus Evolution product is key as this allows the company to directly monitor its usage and then plan and purchase energy accordingly. First is putting itself ahead of the game by choosing a modern energy management solution that will bring benefits both to its bottom line and the environment.”

Web Site: http://www.opusenergy.com

Contact Details: Opus Energy Press Office
Georgina Ruttle / Susie Patterson
T. 0207 269 7255 / 7233
E. georgina.ruttle@fd.com / susie.patterson@fd.com

Tracesmart Missing Person Campaign Goes from Strength to Strength


Released on: July 31, 2008, 7:47 am

Press Release Author: Tracesmart LTD

Industry: Internet & Online

Press Release Summary: Tracesmart campaign continues to reunite families and raise the profile of people tracing.

Press Release Body: Following on from its launch in February 2008, Tracesmart’s Missing Person campaign has enjoyed considerable success. The campaign’s principle aims – to reunite people with lost friends and relatives, and raise awareness of tracing in the media – are both being met. Over 50 families have been reunited and the methods and tools used to locate estranged individuals have been well publicised in the media.

In order to raise the profile of tracing and also reunite family and friends, the Missing Persons campaign offers individuals the opportunity to search people they are out of contact with, free of charge, by a professional tracer in return for sharing their story with the world. Heavily promoted through their flagship people search website, Tracesmart.co.uk, the campaign has prompted a multitude of people from all over the world to request assistance in their hunt for lost loved ones, the most heart-warming of which, in particular those who have been apart for most of their lives, were selected for this free tracing service.

The reunification stories have generated a lot of interest in both national and regional media, making headlines in the press, on television and online. Most notably the series Missing Live, which earlier this year was featured on BBC 1 every weekday for a month, picked up the story of Faye Jones who had been searching for her father, Ken Millard, for over 20 years. The story demonstrated perfectly how easy it is to locate a lost loved one – checking the electoral roll and conducting an address search on the Tracesmart website swiftly yielded a positive trace. Following a letter from Tracesmart, Mr. Millard immediately contacted them and they put him back in touch with his daughter.

Another father and daughter story also empathised how simple it can be to trace missing relatives and caught the attention of the press. Following their reunification after 27 years apart, Andy and Rebecca Bond were more than happy to share their story with both the Manchester Evening News and Derbyshire Telegraph. “I really didn’t think anyone would be able to find my dad with that little information” Ms Bond commented in the Derbyshire Telegraph, “I had always thought about looking for my dad but never really knew how to go about it.” The reunion took place just before Fathers Day, making the story particularly poignant and it featured both in print and on the web.

Lead Media Trace Researcher and one of the campaigns chief protagonists, Louise Hewlett, commented on how the campaign will be continuing, “Following 6 successful months, we are keen to keep the momentum up and assist those who visit the Tracesmart site hoping to find relatives. Initially, looking for lost relatives can seem a daunting task where in reality it needn’t be. We hope that by continuing with this project we will not only be able to reunite more people, but inspire others to do it themselves.”

Notes to Editors

  • Tracesmart – Founded in 1999, Tracesmart has, since the launch of its website in 2004, established itself as one of the UK’s leading people tracing resources available on-line today. Since its inception the site has been instrumental in reuniting thousands of long lost family members and friends.
  • Louise Hewlett – Louise is the head media tracer on the Missing Person project. As well as locating and reuniting those involved, she provides the detailed analysis of how the trace subjects were located. She produces and maintains the “Success Stories” section on Tracesmart.co.uk which highlights successful traces and how they were completed.

Web Site: http://www.tracesmart.co.uk/

Contact Details:


  • Owen Roberts – Communications Manager
  • Tracesmart Ltd
  • 2 Sovereign Quay
  • Havannah Street
  • Cardiff
  • CF10 5SF
  • Tel: 02920 474 114
  • Email: owenr@tracesmart.co.uk
  • Photos available on request.

Ludowici Roof Tile Introduces Innovative And Affordable Slate Alternative


Released on: July 31, 2008, 7:25 am

Press Release Author: Teresa Spencer/Ludowici Roof Tile

Industry: Construction

Press Release Summary: New LudoSlate™ Line Meets Consumer Need For A Slate Alternative That Will Not Curl Or Fade Over Time

Press Release Body: Driven by customer demand, Ludowici has introduced a new offering that combines the advantages of natural clay and the beauty and aesthetics of slate.

Ludowici engineers have designed an innovative product that is lightweight (less than 600 lbs per square), fully walkable (with a breaking strength of over 400 lbs), and has all the beauty and color of traditional slate at a cost that is competitive with less dependable, mass market composite products, but with the added benefit of a 75 year warranty from a company that has been in operation in the United States for 120 years!

The color range for LudoSlate™ is the broadest on the market—a broad array of colors and blends that cover all of the classical ranges of slate, but unlike mined slate, LudoSlate™ will be able to consistently repeat the colors over time. In addition, the LudoSlate™ line includes LudoSlate Premier™ with varied widths available for those that prefer a more random appearance.

About Ludowici: Ludowici Roof Tile is an American based manufacturer located in southeastern Ohio that has been in continuous operation since 1888 mining rich Ohio clays to manufacture a wide variety of top of the line clay roof products.


If you’d like more information about this product, please call Becky Antle at 800/917-8998 or email info@ludowici.com.

Web Site: http://www.ludowici.com

Contact Details: Ludowici Roof Tile
4757 Tile Plant Rd.
New Lexington, OH 43764
800 917 8998

Hurricane Katrina StagePlay coming to Atlanta on August 26, 2008 near the anniversary of the hurricane

Released on: July 31, 2008, 6:18 am

Press Release Author: Jakoyah Clarke

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: Beautiful Words LLC presents AFTER THE STORM, an inspirational stageplay about a family of Hurricane Katrina evacuees who move to Atlanta to try to get their life back together.

Press Release Body: Beautiful Words, LLC

Debut of stage play, After the Storm, an inspirational stage play on August 26, 2008 at 7:30PM at the Clarkston Community Center.

After the storm….Hurricane Katrina forces an Atlanta business woman to provide shelter for her New Orleans family members, whom she distanced herself for several years….

The excitement and anticipation is building as the premier date for the stage-play After the Storm nears. This inspirational stage play written by Tenille Wilson and Mark A.R. Williams is creating such a buzz that discussions of a second showing are already underway. The cast of the show are so pleased to be apart of such quality entertainment.

The peformance of the play has been strategically planned to take place around the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as a way to memorialize the deceased and to honor the survivors who are still struggling to put the pieces of their lives back together. When such a tragic, life changing event occurs the effects of it can be felt by millions of people for a number of years. What takes place after the storm?…….

The stage-play stars Kanya Maree, Charles Black, Tenille Wilson, and Benjie Anderson will be performed on August 26, 2008 at 7:30 PM at the Clarkston Community Center which is located at 3701 College Ave Clarkston, GA 30021.


Web Site: http://www.myspace.com/AftertheStormPlayandNovel

Contact Details: For more information about this topic, please visit www.myspace.com/afterthestormplayandnovel or contact Mark Williams by calling 678-260-0659.

“It is estimated that communication disorders…affect one of every 10 people in the United States” (LD online)

Released on: July 31, 2008, 5:48 am

Press Release Author: Building Better Speech Manual written by Jessica Nappi-Silletti

Industry: Education

Press Release Summary: The Building Better Speech Manual – A guide to speech and language development and intervention, written by Jessica Nappi-Silletti, assists parents in identifying, assessing, monitoring and correcting speech in children, as well as, provides information on specialists. Disordered language negatively affects behavior, peer relationships, educational achievements and long-term self esteem.

Press Release Body: As a parent/caregiver for a child the drive to protect their well-being is overwhelming, however many parents do not realize that speech and/or language disorders frequently turn innocent children into targets for their peers. The Wikipedia – an online encyclopedia states “suffering from a speech disorder can have negative social effects, especially among young children“. Parents can improve speech and language in the privacy of their own home with the Building Better Speech Manual – A guide to speech and language development and intervention. Education is important to parents but many do not recognize the relationship between a child’s language ability and academic performance. “Children with communication disorders frequently do not perform at grade level” (American Speech and Hearing Association – website). It is imperative that every child have the tools for success, therefore if speech and/or language intervention is necessary one must be pro-active to prevent long-term learning and communication issues.

The manual is easy to read, and can be used for children as young as 9 months. Developmental charts, definitions, activities and sound loaded word lists are included. Building Better Speech Manual – A guide to speech and language development and intervention is available now at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com and BuildingBetterSpeech.com for $24.95.

Web Site: http://buildingbetterspeech.com

Contact Details: Jessica Nappi-Silletti, B.S., M.A.+30
Contact Phone Number – 609-242-9945
Fax Number 609-242-0366
Email jessnsil@yahoo.com
Address 464 Penn Avenue North
Forked River, NJ 08731

Quest CE Offers Expanded Online Property/Casualty Course Library

Released on: July 31, 2008, 4:30 am

Press Release Author: Alex Krenke

Industry: Financial

Press Release Summary: Quest CE has announced that they have expanded their Online library of Property/Casualty Courses and is offering a 10% discount on all Property/Casualty courses ordered through August 31, 2008.

Press Release Body: Brookfield WI – Quest CE, the leading provider of Single Source Compliance Education Solutions for the financial services industry, has announced that they have expanded their Online library of Property/Casualty Courses.

“Our clients have been asking for a more extensive offering of online Property/Casualty courses,” said Alan Krenke CEO of Quest CE. “We understand the importance of increasing our library of courses to better service our clients.” Quest CE is committed to meeting the ever-growing CE needs of professionals and we believe our expanded Property/Casualty library will meet that need. “Quest CE is dedicated to providing agents with a user-friendly system with high quality course content at affordable prices.”

Quest’s expanded library offers Property/Casualty course credits ranging from 1 credit hour to 15 credit hours. Also available are complete Property/Casualty CE Packages. Courses start as low as $5 a course, with package deals starting at $29.95.

Additionally, Quest CE is offering a 10% discount on all Property/Casualty courses ordered through August 31, 2008. Agents will be able to go to www.questce.com to take advantage of this offer by entering the code in the “Select Courses” tab.

The following promotional code may be used: promo1

About Quest CE
Over the past 20-plus years, Quest CE has built a reputation of being the premier provider of Single Source Compliance Education Solutions to the financial services industry. In addition to offering CE for professionals holding insurance licenses and professional designations like the CFP, CIMA, CLU/ChFC, CLE, and CPA designations, Quest CE also provides a complete spectrum of compliance training solutions. Each year Quest CE delivers over 150,000 continuing education courses either over the Internet or through live CE training. More information is available at the company’s web site at www.questce.com or by calling 877-593-3366.

Web Site: http://www.questce.com

Contact Details: Quest CE
13040 W Lisbon Road
Suite 600
Brookfield, WI 53005

NSD Maps Exposes Explosions in United States and Canada


Released on: July 30, 2008, 10:09 am

Press Release Author: Gabriella Sannino

Industry: Real Estate

Press Release Summary: NSD Maps Hailed as Ground Breaking for New Street Location Data Lakewood, NJ — More dominant than the power of the Internet, the creation of NSD Maps supplies real-time tracking for every new street location built throughout the United States and Canada.demographics for marketing.

Press Release Body: Because of the booming growth in the housing industry for new housing construction, companies are buying mapping data to get an accurate picture of neighborhood boundaries to keep their mapping software and databases up to the minute.

Due to the considerable amount of newly minted new street locations produced every year by new housing developments, the innovative system of mapping data by NSD Maps assures a constant stream of potent new street and boundary data for every update.

“When you consider that there are approximately 7,000 new housing developments constructed a year yielding over 45,000 new streets, the intelligence of a clean database of new street data is immeasurable,” states Joe Herskowitz, VP of Sales & Marketing. “Every piece of mapping data about new street locations provides an essential part of a larger puzzle. If one address range is missing, then the end product is incomplete and unreliable.” With unbelievable accuracy, NSD Maps uses geospatial vector images to display the integrated new street data for newly constructed housing developments for the past four years as well as those currently under construction.

As the premium aggregator of mapping datasets, NSD Maps employs state-of-the-art technology to provide targeted new street data to upgrade geographical datasets for mapping software. With the current expansion rate of new housing construction creating new street locations every day, NSD Maps supplies the exact layout of the new housing construction without delay. “Because newly minted streets resulting from new construction take 3-5 years to index into mapping software, the impracticality and loss of competitive edge of traditional new street data and boundary data is immense in a high tech world thriving on real-time data,” notes Joe Herskowitz, VP of Sales & Marketing. Due to the sheer volume of new streets created in the United States and Canada every year, numerous companies are struggling to preserve out-of-date map datasets or spending vast amounts of time on the upkeep of new street data.

NSD Maps gives clients the edge over their competitors by using innovative technology to deliver mapping data updated bi-monthly with reliable information. NSD Maps provides mapping data about new street locations that is never over two weeks old. With data outputs that include builder’s name, email address, and the number of homes in an area, NSD Maps provide the structure and platform of dependable mapping data for many thriving web based mapping technologies.

Web Site: www.nsdmaps.com

Contact Details: Our up-to-date information makes NSD Maps, a Division of Datamap Intelligence, LLC, the first stop for any company that collects geographic datasets for mapping software. Armed with the knowledge of the thousands of unlisted streets across the United States and Canada, NSD Maps will afford companies an advantage of quickly integrating the freshest new street locations in a geographic dataset into their mapping software system.

To see sample mapping datasets and get more information about NSD Maps, visit our website at www.nsdmaps.com

Contact Information:

Joe Herskowitz – VP, Sales & Marketing
Phone: 732-534-5458
E-Mail: joe@nsdmaps.com

Datamap Intelligence Gives Away Insider Information to Clients


Released on: July 30, 2008, 10:03 am

Press Release Author: Gabriella Sannino

Industry: Real Estate

Press Release Summary: Data Mapping Genius Datamap Intelligence revolutionizes Demographic Data Lakewood, NJ- A unique online application, released by Datamap Intelligence, is transforming the way companies use demographics for marketing.

Press Release Body: Due to the explosion of new home construction in the United States, the best market predictor of demographic trends is represented by the number and type of future homes in an area. While most companies buy data from an unreliable third party resource, the DATAMAPi online application provides clean demographics data collected directly from the original source to give clients exclusive, fresh data unavailable to competitors.

By measuring the pulse of the new housing markets, small companies determine expansion goals and large companies, such as Wal-Mart and Target, thrive on “in the know” data to promote retail site selection at future growth spots. The DATAMAPi online application, integrated with Microsoft Virtual Earth, allows clients to set any number of marketing filters to pinpoint a precise picture of the future demographics of an area according to a robust data mapping of new home locations.

“When companies can predict future demographics by gauging the growth of an area according to new home construction, then they can make informed decisions with projection reports including product marketability, size of employee pool, and retail site selection,” notes Sarah Thau VP of marketing and sales at DATAMAPi. Using a dataset to follow the thousands of houses built each year from the top 200 builders in the United States, the innovative DATAMAPi online application provides more than just a map of new homes. The online application, with the best features of Microsoft Virtual Earth, empowers companies to overlay data mapping results onto an interactive map to chart patterns, follow up on the progress of an area, and track initiatives for the next growth spot according to performance. “In reality, the DATAMAPi online application is the difference between hind sight and vision,” states Ms. Thau “While hind sight might be 20/20, you do not get to adjust your course until after a mistake.”

By showing companies where builders are constructing new home locations, the DATAMAPi application essentially creates a “future demographic” layout of any given area. “The datamapi.com tool proved invaluable when attempting to grow to new unknown markets,” stated Jennifer Michaels VP of business development at Land Barron, LLC. “We were able to get a good idea of where to look for properties before leaving the office.” Modernizing the face of marketing demographics, the dynamic DATAMAPi online application offers clients real time data mapping of new home construction to forecast timely, efficient market projection reports by establishing demographic trends for new home locations.

Web Site: www.datamapi.com

Contact Details: Datamap Intelligence, LLC tracks the exact location and new street layout of every new residential development across the United States. DATAMAPi is a unique online application that creates customized comprehensive snapshots of the new housing market across the United States. Detailed search options place the interactive map of choice at your fingertips. Cutting-edge features provide powerful visual analysis benefits. Expand your business to uncharted sites by using Datamap Intelligence to inform you about prime developing areas pertaining to your line of business.

Sarah Thau – VP, Sales & Marketing
Datamap Intelligence, LLC
Phone: 732-534-5458
E-Mail: sarah@datamapi.com

Kenneth Brown Challenges People to Rely on Their Faith, Find Strength and Build Success Despite Challenging Times


Released on: July 29, 2008, 2:50 am

Press Release Author: Globbal Virtual Marketing Inc

Industry: Small Business

Press Release Summary: Millionaire-Motivator, Ken Brown, is a young man of humble beginnings that starkly contrast his ultimate success in business and in life. Ken’s childhood is a seemingly typical story of how a young Black boy is brought into dire circumstances socially, economically and environmentally, but what is not typical is the deep faith, spiritual wealth and determination instilled in young Ken by his mother and by God.

Press Release Body: Kenneth Brown Challenges People to Rely on Their Faith, Find Strength and Build Success Despite Challenging Times

(Detroit, MI.) Millionaire-Motivator, Kenneth Brown, is a young man of humble Chicago beginnings that starkly contrast his ultimate success in business and in life. Ken is the son of teenaged parents who were basically poverty stricken. Ken’s childhood is a seemingly typical story of how a young Black boy is brought into dire circumstances socially, economically and environmentally, but what is not typical is the deep faith, spiritual wealth and determination instilled in young Ken by his mother and by God. With diligence and a commitment to excellence in everything he has ever done, Ken has risen from a McDonald’s employee to the multi-millionaire, youngest owner of two Metro-Detroit-based McDonald’s restaurants. Kenneth Brown exemplifies “the great American success story”. Ken shares secrets, wisdom and inspiration in a life changing all-day L.I.F.E. Experience event on August 16th in Southfield at the Southfield Marriott.

Kenneth Brown offers his unique brand of deep spiritual insight combined with motivational transformation to individuals, schools, organizations, companies and corporations nationally and internationally. His life story is one of transcendence, success and triumph over adversity in order to fulfill his optimal potential and claim his true destiny in the world. Ken’s gift to the world is the revelation that each human being arrives in the world with everything he or she needs to succeed already within him or her. Ken teaches that by hard work, determination, tenacity and faith one can and must develop a solid work ethic and adopt a system unleashing excellence, inner-strength and high achievement on all levels. This exemplifies the L.I.F.E. Experience .

Ken’s father was young, but he always taught his children the importance of working hard and doing one’s best at all times and in all things. It was always Ken’s hard work, attention to detail and initiative that distinguished him as a very young man working as an employee at various companies, including McDonald’s. Ken’s young mother was wise beyond her years and while she may have had a ‘poverty of finances’ in her life, she possessed something of greater value. Mrs. Brown had a wealth of spirit, which is the legacy that she passed on to Ken. Ken, now a dedicated husband and father of three boys passes this legacy on to his children and to the world. Ken’s mother used to often say, “We lived in poverty, but poverty never lived in us.” Kenneth Brown talks, walks and manifests the essence of that legacy with all he does and all he teaches others to do.

Kenneth Brown is a living testimony to the fact that one can achieve and dream or reach any goal despite his or her humble beginnings if only she or he would put their faith in God and work hard. External assessments of potential and a young person’s probability of ever achieving success in life would seem to have indicated that Brown was headed for a life of perhaps mediocrity, disenfranchisement or perhaps abject failure. But Ken is not a product or a victim of society. He is a child of God. He shares the good news with everyone that success is everyone’s birthright and that Jesus made every man, woman and child a promise—that we can have life and have it “more abundantly.”

By faith, fight and fortitude Kenneth Brown has walked and worked his way to claim the promise of Jesus and the glory of God in his life. Brown has proven all negative predictions regarding his true identity and ability to succeed, false and he has broken through those barriers for other young people who may for whatever reason appear to the world to be destined for a marginalized future. Brown speaks. People listen. Lives change—just as Brown’s own life has changed. “Your vision,” proclaims Brown, “is God’s gift to you—given via your faith and your belief that all things are possible. If you believe your vision is ordained for the appointed time, then your vision is reality!”

Brown, a highly acclaimed motivational speaker, life coach and entrepreneur is exceptionally successful at teaching, inspiring and uplifting young minds. His strong faith and talent for motivating others to succeed has called him to form his own corporation, Kenneth Brown International. As CEO of Kenneth Brown International, Ken has evolved into one of the most respected and highly sought after international motivational speakers in the world. His honesty and candid talk about faith, vision, purpose and passion inspires and motivates people to see a vision for their lives beyond their current circumstances.

Ken’s L.I.F.E. Experience all-day event on August 16, 2008 in Southfield, MI. at the Southfield Marriott promises to help attendees to:

• Identify Life Passion to Overcome Setbacks & Procrastination
• Set Achievable Life Goals & Money Goals
• Develop the “Millionaire Mindset”
• Get Their Business Goals Solidly In Place Via Life & Business Coaching from Ken Brown & Herbert Harris

Audiences attending Ken Brown International life-changing events and speaking engagements are presented with God-inspired wisdom and guidance, real strategies for success and L.I.F.E. principles, which is Living Life In Freedom Everyday. No one leaves a Ken Brown International event without solid tools and success strategies that are applicable on professional and personal levels. Brown has spoken to thousands of individuals nationally and internationally and he has no plans to stop. As he says in the title of his latest book, “A Leap of Faith,” Brown is leaping in a more expansive way onto the international stage to bring the message of God’s Promise of Abundance for all and living a L.I.F.E of true freedom and destiny to people everywhere. Brown provides high quality, content-rich, interactive presentations and techniques for developing a positive mental attitude, creating momentum, and allowing faith and determination to ignite the genius within. Brown is also the author of 3 popular books:

L.I.F.E. – Life in Freedom Everyday, Ken’s book teaching powerful principles that will show readers how to live free in every way! Spiritually, mentally, financially, relationally and more!

Taking Your Life to the Next Level (e-book) Ken identifies and shows the reader how to live out his or her passion and purpose.

A Leap of Faith, Ken has identifies and demonstrates how he is living out his passion and purpose. From Welfare to Faring Well, lays out strategies based on Ken’s formula for success FOP2A — Focus, Ownership, Purpose, Passion and Attitude to assist the reader to master his or her life — a life that makes a difference.

With endorsements from renowned mentors Les Brown, Tavis Smiley, Ronald Hariston, and Herbert Harris, Ken Brown is well equipped to encourage others, inspire dreams, and instill hope.

Keynote & Workshop Topics
“Super-Size Your Dream”
“Bounce Back and Bounce Up”
“Fall Forward – You’ll Run Faster”
“Loving and Living to Serve”
“Passion, Purpose and Possibilities”
“Joy Is an Inside Job”

About Ken Brown International
Kenneth Brown, a native of Chicago, is the owner and operator of two very successful McDonald’s restaurants in the Metro-Detroit area. Ken began his career with ARA Services—a food management company. During his tenure as assistant director of Food Service, Ken developed a passion for leadership and excellence. Ken spent the next 12 years working in many facets of the food service industry. He has held many positions including general manager for Wendy’s, sales manager for Kraft Foods and sales consultant for the Asmussen Waxler group and McDonald’s Corporation.

To request Kenneth Brown as the speaker for your next event contact:

Global Virtual Marketing

Web Site: http://www.Kenbrowninternational.com

Contact Details: Global Virtual Marketing
Prinscilla Moore

6632 Telegraph Rd Ste 136
Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48301

Sea Trail Is Home To One Of The “Top 100 Golf Courses In North Carolina” According To State’s Golf Panel


Released on: July 29, 2008, 2:22 pm

Press Release Author: Diane Smith or Jamie Wilburn/ LHWH PR

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: Business North Carolina Article Recognizes The Jones Course At Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center

Press Release Body: July 31, 2008 Sunset Beach, N.C. — The Jones course at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center, located in Sunset Beach, N.C., was named one of the top 100 courses along the North Carolina coast by the North Carolina Golf Panel. The Panel’s rankings were reported in the April issue of Business North Carolina magazine in a special section spotlighting the state’s 100 best courses.

Sea Trail’s Jones Course is ranked number 64 among the state’s Top 100, making it a part of a prestigious list that includes Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, the site of the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open and the renowned Pinehurst No. 2.

“We are very excited to be included in Business North Carolina’s Top 100” said Tom Plankers, President of Golf at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center. “It’s important to us that our guests and members know Sea Trail is ranked with the best North Carolina has to offer. We make every effort to offer a great golf experience and it is gratifying to see that the panel members appreciate our effort.”

The Jones Course debuted in spring 1990. Its namesake, Rees Jones, has earned the nickname “The Open Doctor” for his redesign of courses that were preparing to host major championships. He has remodeled seven U.S. Open venues, five PGA courses, three Ryder Cup sites, and one Walker Cup course. Jones, who is the son of the “father of modern golf course architecture,” Robert Trent Jones, skillfully applied his knowledge and experience in the design of his course at Sea Trail.

The Business North Carolina rankings are based on survey results from the North Carolina Golf Panel. Panel members can only vote on courses they have played.



About Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center
Sea Trail is a 2000-acre golf resort and residential community with three courses of distinction and the largest convention facility on the North Carolina coast.

A popular location for meetings and conventions, Sea Trail has over 60,000 square feet of meeting and function space. Sea Trail was the host site for the 2003 and the 2007 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

The recreational heart of Sea Trail is its three courses designed by Dan Maples, Rees Jones and Willard Byrd. Other amenities include a Village Activity Center with indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, an on-staff licensed massage therapist, supervised children’s activities and Magnolias Fine Food & Spirits. Sunset Beach, known for its extraordinary beauty and serenity, is a short drive east of Sea Trail. In addition, a huge variety of entertainment, shopping, nightlife and cultural opportunities are just south of Sea Trail along the Grand Strand.

Sea Trail is located in Sunset Beach, N.C., which is between Wilmington, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. More information is available online at www.seatrail.com or by calling 888-675-9237.

Web Site: http://www.seatrail.com

Contact Details: Sea Trail Corporation
80 Mill Pond Rd.
Sunset Beach, NC 28468