Georgetown TX BNI Business By Referral Group To Hold Visitors Day

April 16, 2013 Lunch Expected To Draw Dozens of Local Businesses To Networking Event.

Georgetown, TX, USA (March 29, 2013) — The Business By Referral Chapter of BNI (Business Networking International) will be holding its annual Visitors Day on April 16, 2013. The event will be held at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Building from 11:30 to 1:30 PM.

Now in its fifth year, the Georgetown Chapter of BNI exists to help members build their businesses through referrals and personal testimonials, the most powerful form of marketing. Every member holds an exclusive, protected position in their category meaning that they receive all of the referrals for that category like Residential Real Estate, Insurance, Home Repairs or Massage Therapist for example.

The group is seeking businesses in dozens of open categories such as: Chiropractic and most medical categories, Air Conditioning Service, Veterinarian, Pet Grooming, Beautician, Fitness, Interior Design, Marriage and Family Counseling, Photography, Auto Sales and many others.

“The single biggest thing we did for our business was to join BNI. We have generated thousands of dollars in sales as members in the Air Purification category,” noted Carl Braun, Vice President of Ecomajik Healthy Products. “You just can’t beat the personal referral when it comes to growing your business.” He added. Braun is former President of the group.

Visitors will have a chance to network with other business owners and learn more about BNI at the April 16th event. There is a $15 charge and lunch is provided. Applicants to fill categories will be considered based on their experience and local reputation.

“It is important to all of us that we have the best and brightest in our group. The Georgetown Chapter was just named the #1 performing chapter in Central Texas with nearly $1 million dollars in referrals to our members in the last twelve months. We are looking for local businesses that share our passion for high levels of customer service and satisfaction and will consider all of these applicants for membership.” Said Michele Jaroszewski-Webb, Chapter President and owner of the Georgetown Schlotzsky’s restaurant.

Businesses interested in attending should contact visitor host Carl Braun at or 512-222-7873 to see if their category is available.

About Business Networking International (BNI)

Our Philosophy
The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of “Givers GainĀ®”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “What goes around, comes around.”

Our Mission
The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional “word-of-mouth” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you…
…because all of them carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services, they take out your card and recommend you.* It’s as simple as that! It’s simple because it’s based on a proven concept by BNI Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner, called “Givers GainĀ®.” If I give you business you’ll give me business and we’ll both benefit as a result.

Last year alone, members of BNI passed 7.1 million referrals…
…which generated over $3.3 billion dollars (U.S.) worth of business for its members! BNI is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter.

Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%?
You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!! Successful businesses depend on word-of-mouth. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best advertising there is.

BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business.
It does so by providing an environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents Exciting Solutions to Writers Block

Find out where your fears come from and discover ways to unleash your writing talents at LIAWS’ special event at Barnes & Noble in Bayshore on April 17.

Bayshore, NY (March 27, 2013) — Long Island Authors and Writers Society ( presents How to Overcome the Fear of Writing and Writer’s Block with Jean Summit-Riker. The event takes place at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 17 at Barnes & Noble, 842 Sunrise Highway, Bayshore, NY 11706.

Author and hypno-therapist Jean Summit-Riker will give a lively talk about the fears associated with writing and how to overcome those and other fears and writer’s block. Jean is the author of Forever Is Still a Long, Long Time. She is a Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Consulting Hypnotist with a private practice in Patchogue, NY.

The evening’s program includes select readings by LIAWS author members Jill Sooley, Dr. Benedict Baglio and Dr. Harris Cohen.

The event is free, membership is not necessary to attend and guests are welcome. For further details visit A chance to meet and network with other members will take place after the presentation.


Jill Sooley, grew up in Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada and attended Memorial University of Newfoundland. Jill writes contemporary women’s fiction that blends humor and heartache. Her books, The Widows of Paradise Bay, and, Baggage, have been published in English, German and Italian. A former public relations executive, she is now devoted full time to writing, and is currently at work on a third novel. She is a member of the LIAWS Board of Directors.

Dr. Benedict Baglio has published several novels to complete a four-book saga of World War II, a period of time which remains his passion and fascination. He has also authored a book on educational reform. Ben is a retired school administrator and educational consultant, holding a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies and teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University.

Dr. Harris R. Cohen, author of Lessons Learned, How to Negotiate the Life You Want to Live, treated patients in his private chiropractic office for more than 25 years. In addition to his thriving practice, his professional career included: Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences-University of Bridgeport, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences-New York Chiropractic College, and lecturer for the Suffolk County Police Department. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

About LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization. For more information about Long Island Authors and Writers Society please visit

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Tel: 631-369-0063

Singles Charity Ball to Restore Sight to 200 Blind People

The leading singles organizations of the Bay Area are co-sponsoring The 7th Annual Singles Charity Ball, Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8pm-Midnight, at the Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square, California Ballroom, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco CA 94102.

San Rafael, CA, March 27, 2013 — Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

The leading singles organizations of the Bay Area are co-sponsoring The 7th Annual Singles Charity Ball, Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8pm-Midnight, at the Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square, California Ballroom, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco CA 94102. 100% of the donations will go directly to the Sight Project of The Seva Foundation, located in Berkeley, CA.

Seva specializes in curing blindness by performing low-cost cataract eye surgeries in the poorer countries of the world, such as India, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia, and East Africa. Eye surgeries in the USA typically cost thousands of dollars, but are now being performed for only $50 in the Third World, due to innovations created by Seva. Last year’s Charity Ball raised over $10,000, which will finance ove 200 eye surgeries. More information about Seva is available at

A donation of $20 is requested, which is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Ball features dancing to today’s hottest hits and the greatest songs of yesteryear. Adults of all ages are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their finest for this elegant soiree!

The Ball is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Singles Supper Club, BayAreaSingles, Professionals Guild Singles, SugarDaddyFor Me, Wine Socials, MatchYourKey, Singles2Couples, Sierra Singles, Get a Love Life!, Rusty Bindings Singles Ski Club, HeartIQ, Champagne Socials,The Singles Travel Company, Hendy Guesthouse, Beyond40, and other major singles organizations in the Bay Area. Anyone wishing more information about this and many more events for singles may visit or call 415/507-9962.

Media Contact:
Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903

IAPAM Announces Dates for its Next 2013 Symposium with Botox Injection Training: May 4 & 5

The IAPAM supports physicians entering this cash-based market by offering their NEXT dermatologist-led Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 4-5, 2013.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – March 27, 2013 — The IAPAM has identified a correlation between the 2012 and 1Q 2013 increase in attendees at its hands-on Botox Training, and the growth in 2012 in botox injection and dermal filler procedures. Physicians looking to combat declining insurance reimbursements are looking to add aesthetic medicine procedures like botox, dermal fillers, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels to their practices. To that end, the IAPAM supports physicians entering this cash-based market by offering their NEXT dermatologist-led Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 4-5, 2013.

Through discussion with its members, and by analyzing recent aesthetic medicine statistics, like the ASPS 2012 Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics and the ASAPS’s Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics 2012, the IAPAM ( has identified that in 2012, aesthetic medicine physicians were performing more botox and other cosmetic injectables procedures, more chemical peel treatments, more laser skin rejuvenation, and more medical microdermabrasions vs. more invasive treatments.

The ASAPS reported that, “Americans spent almost $11 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2012. Of that total….. $2 billion was spent on injectable procedures; $1.8 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation procedures; and over $483 million was spent on other nonsurgical procedures, including laser hair removal and laser treatment of leg veins. [Once again,] the most popular nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (including Botox and Dysport). Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased over 10% in the past year, with almost 8.5 million procedures in 2012. Nonsurgical procedures accounted for 83% of the total number of procedures performed representing 39% of total expenditures, and the top five minimally-invasive procedures were:

– Botulinum Toxin Type A: 3,257,913
– Hyaluronic Acid: 1,423,705
– Laser Hair Removal: 883,893
– Microdermabrasion: 498,821
– Chemical Peel: 443,824”

In support of this market growth, the IAPAM has tailored its educational programs, like its Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training (, to ensure physicians have hands-on botox training, and can start offering aesthetic medicine procedures immediately after attending.

Since the key to growth in 2013 will be offering lower cost, short term procedures (i.e. botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, physician-directed skin care and medical microdermabrasion) versus higher cost, long term procedures (i.e. face lifts and breast augmentation), physicians will seek out professional training programs, offered in medical facilities not hotel rooms, and taught by physicians and other expertly trained medical and business personnel. The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums with Botox Training, Aesthetic Medicine Practice Start-Up Workshops and Clean Start hCG for Weight Loss Seminars, are all designed by physicians for physicians, to meet this essential educational need.

The IAPAM ( leads its competitors in offering the most complete botox training and aesthetic medicine education in North America. Attendees at the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums will have the competitive advantage of learning from board-certified dermatologists and experts in the fields of botox injection training, lasers, dermal fillers, hCG for weight loss, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Moreover, the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium ( is specifically designed by physicians, for physicians. The IAPAM’s March 23-24, 2013 Symposium has integrated the most important clinical, aesthetic medicine business, and botox training ALL into one weekend, including:

– dedicated instruction from board-certified dermatologists, who are true experts of the skin and cosmetic injectables;
– hands-on practice in the best Botox injection techniques;
– Botox training at a multi-million dollar medical practice, not in a hotel room; and
– an environment that does not allow exhibitors, giving physicians more time for education.

Attendees also have the opportunity to:

1. Attend the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Practice Start-Up Workshop ( on Monday, May 6, 2013, a program highlighting the latest information on medspa business development and social media marketing.

2. Attend the IAPAM’s Clean Start hCG Weight Loss Training ( on Friday, May 3, 2013, which covers the new Clean Start hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) for Weight Loss Program, prescription appetite suppressants, ketogenic diet based programs, meal replacements and B6/12 injections.

Add aesthetic medicine modalities to a medical practice in 2013! Physicians who have attended the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Injection Training applaud ( its comprehensiveness, and the year of practice support and client service from the IAPAM definitely makes this association and this training program different than the others.

For more information on the IAPAM’s Botox Training, watch the comprehensive video on our Symposium at or to REGISTER for the next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium on May 4-5, 2013, please contact the IAPAM, at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, or visit

Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc. Dysport is a trademark of Medicis, Inc.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

New Chairman For Dstl’s Technology Transfer Company

Piers White MBE has been appointed as the new Chairman of Ploughshare Innovations, formed in 2005 to commercialise and exploit Dstl’s intellectual property generated from its research.

Stockbridge, Hampshire (March 27, 2013) — Dstl maximises the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK. It provides the Government with a wide programme of scientific and technical support based on deep and widespread research.

Ploughshare Innovations was formed in 2005 to commercialise and exploit Dstl’s intellectual property generated from its research. Since its establishment, Ploughshare has licensed more than 75 technologies and launched five spin-out companies, principally for civilian applications. Ploughshare, supported by Dstl’s Intellectual Property Group, has also negotiated licences in the defence field resulting in research being pulled through into defence products to meet defence requirements.

The new Chairman, Piers White MBE, takes over from Nick Winterton who has been in post for four years, during which time Ploughshare has continued to develop and improve its business. Piers is a banker by background and has held Board/Senior Executive positions at Insinger de Beaufort, where he was UK CEO, Flemings and Barclays. He brings more than 10 years experience as a Non-Executive Director within technology-orientated Public Sector and public purpose organisations.

Dstl’s Chief Executive Jonathan Lyle says: “We are fortunate to have secured someone of Piers’ calibre and experience for this key role, and I look forward to working with him to help Ploughshare go from strength to strength.”

Piers says: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to build on the good work of Nick Winterton in leading the Board of this exciting business. Ploughshare Innovations Limited is at an important point in its development and represents an interesting opportunity for private sector businesses to benefit from the leading scientific work of Dstl.”

About Ploughshare Innovations and Dstl
Ploughshare Innovations manages the commercial licensing to industry of intellectual property developed by the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Ploughshare’s goal is to give clients a competitive edge, by lowering technology risk, reducing R&D costs, speeding time to market, and maximizing the business opportunity. It provides leading edge, application focused technology, backed up with the assurance of advanced IP support and protection. Ploughshare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dstl. Dstl maximises the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK. It supplies sensitive and specialist science and technology services for the UK Ministry of Defence and wider government, saving lives in the UK, overseas and on the frontline.

Media Contact:
Chris Goff
Ploughshare Innovations Ltd.
Unit 2, Nine Mile Water Business Park
Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 8DR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1794 301602

They Own It All (Including You)! by Ronald McDonald now available in EBook and Print Versions

This nonfiction historical based political book — They Own It All (Including You)! shows how the snatching of wealth from the public has removed humanity from its liberties and ownership of property.

Guerneville, CA, USA (March 26, 2013) — They Own It All (Including You)! by Ronald MacDonald explains how an ancient prophecy coincides with modern commerce and banking to create the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the people in world history. This book traces your Rights and Liberties, including property ownership, originating out of our birthright, English Common Law. It proves beyond any doubt that these Rights have been replaced by mere privileges akin to a serf on the Lord’s manner. It’s all been perfected legally in a master plan of diabolical genius. Discover how the modern money system is the basis of unimaginable events including the surrender of American sovereignty without a shot fired. Carrying a stealth and hidden “Mark of the bea$t”, it has led to the destruction of your liberties, and is the ultimate source and cause of the in progress economic calamity.

“We are apt for a spectacular renovation within our country and the world. Liberty is not just the birthright, but is in fact the sole core of free expression of Nature and Nature’s Creature, man,” says MacDonald. “Anything, which is less than this, is bondage. We are bound with but one restraint, and that is, ‘Cause no injury to another.'”

Readers of They Own It All (Including You)! will enjoy unraveling one of the greatest secrets that has ever been revealed. Learn how you and your loved ones can reclaim their unalienable Rights endowed by the Creator (Declarations of Independence), and free your neighbors and fellow citizens who have been physically and economically incarcerated by a corrupt monetary system. Read about who really owns the American court system.

Melodee, the host of “Truth Quest” said about They Own It All (Including You)!, “Seldom in history does a book come along where readers comment that it should be in the home of every American family, and placed on the mantle right next to the family Bible. But that is what readers of this book are saying. With very simple grammar, They Own It All, tackles a subject craftily hidden from the average man – the true nature of modern currency and its impact on his personal life and freedom.”

Participate in restoring America from the clutches of hidden Masters. Watch the invisible becoming visible! If you’ve ever wondered who and what the hidden puppeteer is who pulls the strings on both the American government and you from behind the curtain, “They Own It All (Including You)!” is sure to bring shock and awe.

The ebook version of They Own It All (Including You)! ISBN 9781622872695, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 258 page print book version, ISBN 9781439233610 was published by BookSurge Publishing.

Media Contact:
Ronald MacDonald
Phone: 707-869-1137

Bay Area PR Firms Collaborate to Launch Write On Content Professionals

Kohn Public Relations and Woolf Media & Marketing Join Together to Launch Content Development and Marketing Practice.

SAN FRANCISCO (March 25, 2013) — Kohn Public Relations and Woolf Media & Marketing today announced the launch of Write On Content Professionals (, a joint venture created to assist marketing departments who need help meeting the demands of social media and online marketing programs. The independent subsidiary will provide writing and marketing consulting services to organizations seeking assistance with online marketing, social media campaigns, blogging, direct marketing, collateral development, and other content creation needs.

“In the last decade marketing programs have evolved with social media and new demands to engage customers online,” said Tom Woolf, co-founder of Write On Content Pros. “Today more than ever, companies need content, and overworked marketing departments can’t keep up with the volume of content required to drive marketing programs. Through Write On Content Pros, we can offer them experienced writers with the expertise to create content on a variety of subject for a broad range of audiences. Our goal is to provide turnkey expertise that can meet our clients’ content needs.”

Drawing from experience in developing marketing and PR programs for high-technology, professional services, and consumer services, Write On Content Professionals develops custom content such as customer case studies, white papers, press releases, articles, and sales material. Write On Content Professionals also offers a range of social media support services, including blog development and management, web content, and SEO support.

“Companies need quality content in quantity to feed their marketing programs, and they are looking outside their organizations for qualified freelance resources who are experienced across a broad range of markets and industries,” said Barbara Kohn, co-founder of Write On Content Pros. “By pooling our expertise in public relations and marketing, our team can offer clients compelling content that speaks to a target audience.”

For more information about Write On Content and its services, visit the company’s web site at

About Write On Content Professionals
Write On Content Professionals is a collaboration of Kohn Public Relations and Woolf Media & Marketing and was created to support organizations struggling to keep pace with the demand that today’s marketing programs have for fresh content. The company provides a diverse range of marketing support services to companies of all sizes, including sales collateral, web content, blog content, social media support, press releases, white papers, case studies, and more.

For more information, visit

Tom Woolf
Write On Content Professionals
(415) 259-5638

New Student Apps for Scholarships Offer Solutions for Soaring Education Costs

New app discussed on Fox News.

WOBURN, MA (March 25, 2013) — Fox News Boston reported this week that low income students may be avoiding top colleges unnecessarily because they don’t know about all the funding options and tools, including new student apps for scholarships like the one available from

The news comes days after a report was released from the Center On Budget and Policy Priorities estimating how much each of the 50 states has slashed per-student funding for its university systems since the start of the recession, adjusted for inflation. In Arizona, where the cuts were the deepest, funding has been hacked in half. Nationwide, legislatures have sliced off 28 percent on average. Only two states — Wyoming and oil-rich North Dakota — have increased it, by the think tank’s calculations.

To learn more about the Scholarship Advisor student app, visit and click the link to the Scholarship Advisor page. Check out a brief video from Dean Tsouvalas on YouTube that shows how easy to use the app is, as well as some of the key features noted above:

About StudentAdvisor, a Washington Post Company, is the leading “all things learning” resource for students of all ages. The site empowers users to determine which learning experiences and scholarships are the right fit for their personality, academic background, budget, career path, and future. The regularly curated content addresses key areas of higher education including: choosing a college, online learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and finding or restarting a career. Users also have free access to regularly updated college reviews, college and scholarship match tools, digital magazines filled with relevant content and advice, and more. publishes the annual Top 100 Social Media Colleges, a scientifically calculated list that highlights the colleges that are best using social media. The company is a proud member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Media Contact:
Maite Velez-Couto
rbb Public Relations