Wednesday, June 9, 2010

OFM Launches New Fabric Program at NeoCon 2010

OFM, Inc.
June 9, 2010

Contact: Alison Beckwith, 301-699-0148,

OFM Launches New Fabric Program at NeoCon 2010

Company to offer new chair frames, health care and Crypton® fabrics, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and marine grade vinyls along with new Greenguard® certified patterns

Holly Springs, N.C. –OFM, one of the nation’s leading office and school furniture manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers, will launch its new Elements fabric programat NeoCon 2010 on June 14-16 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. In alliance with Momentum and CF Stinson, the Elements program consists of an assortment of upgraded fabrics and vinyls upholstered onto many of OFM’s best selling chairs.

“We believe that textures, patterns and colors help to enhance creativity and it is with this motivation that OFM created this new program upgrading specific items within our established product lines, “ said Audrey Barnhill, architect and design sales manager for OFM who heads the company’s new fabric initiative . “We hope this program will encourage ideas, compliment spaces, and personalize our end users’ environments.”

Experts at OFM are consistently working to introduce creative ideas and innovative products to today’s consumer market. Using a unique brand of style, variety, versatility and industry-leading “in-stock” services, the company uses a model which has allowed it to surpass the needs of its customers in an unprecedented way. Using that formula, OFM has once again developed an exclusive line of products that will lead the market toward new horizons where design meets value.

OFM is inspired by a world full or colors, shapes and textures and has developed a variety of new series including the Net and Evolution series. In a market where diversity and versatility are key, the Net Series provides a solution that seamlessly blends these two values. This new series offers a variety of seating styles that allow users to create modern spaces that flow together. The Evolution series explores new realms of style and value. When coupled with OFM’s brand new innovative Elements fabric and vinyl program, the Evolution series creates the perfect marriage between modern design and eco-friendly functionality. With a uniquely modern style and optional custom-built steel arms, each Evolution chair is a work of art.

“We are always looking to improve on a good idea, so we took our already successful products and gave them a makeover,” adds Barnhill. “Through the elegance of our Elements fabrics and vinyls program, we have taken our products to a new level of quality and durability and given it a distinct style that is artful and reflects market innovation.”

OFM exhibits at the NeoCon® World Trade Fair 2010 in Chicago, June 14-16, in booth 8-1013.


About OFM, Inc.
Founded in 1995, OFM is one of the nation’s leading office and school furniture manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers with headquarters in Holly Springs, N.C. and operations in Phoenix, Ariz., and Taiwan. OFM contracts with manufacturers in Mexico, Taiwan and China to design furniture and products that meet the highest industry standards. It specializes in providing affordable, quality furniture through a dealer network to businesses, government offices, health care and educational facilities. OFM products are sold through a variety of retailers, mail-order catalogs and online dealers including, Corporate Express, and National Business Furniture.

To learn more about OFM, visit:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cabot Creamer's Roadshow Excitement is Coming!



To schedule interviews, call Dana Swinney-Murphy:

The crowd-pleasing Cabot Roadshow is coming to STOP & SHOP’S all across your area and it’s a real news opportunity for you. The media-savvy and camera-ready Cabot crew will promote the benefits of calcium and the goodness of cheese to delighted consumers all across your area, distributing recipes, prizes, coupons, and – of course – delicious samples of the “World’s Best Cheddar.”

Cabot Creamery’s own “Farmer’s Ambassador” Jean MacDonald leads the Cabot crew, and she’s available to bring her wealth of ideas, anecdotes, and mouth-watering recipes to your desk-side or in-store interview, and for fun-filled and educational radio and television appearances.

America is in the midst of a calcium crisis. When daily requirements are met, calcium has the ability to help defeat osteoporosis and childhood obesity, and to promote healthful weight loss. With her unique blend of energy and expertise, Jean can help you tell this important story.

Friday May 21, 2010
12-6pm Stop & Shop

· 1100 E Jericho Tpke Huntington, NY
· 575 W Montauk Hwy West Babylon, NY
· 400 Union Blvd West Islip, NY
· 385 Route 25A Miller Place, NY

Saturday May 22, 2010
10-4 pm Stop & Shop
· 1615 Old Country Rd Riverhead, NY
· 177 Forest Ave Glen Cove, NY
· 65 Shore Rd Port Washington, NY
· 3577 Long Beach Rd Oceanside, NY

Sunday May 23, 2010:
10-4pm Stop & Shop
· 2350 N Ocean Ave Farmingville, NY
· 191 Montauk Hwy & Lincoln Ave Sayville, NY
· 5705 Sunrise Hwy Holbrook, NY
· 449 Portion Rd Lake Ronkonkoma, NY


Dana R. Swinney-Murphy
Public Relations Consultant
Office phone: 413-426-9539
Cell phone: 518-694-1204
Fax: 413-426-9679

Friday, January 8, 2010

University of Memphis' Law School Begins Semester in Newly Renovated Historic Building

For Immediate Release
January 8, 2010
For more information, contact:
Ken Woodmansee

The New Downtown University of Memphis Law School Opens Next Week Bringing Change and Excitement to Downtown

Memphis, Tenn. — This Monday, January 11, 2010, the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphrey’s Law School will open the doors of its new downtown location for the first time to more than 500 students, professors and staff. Housed in a former 19th Century U.S. Customs House, the now 169,000-square-foot building has undergone years of renovation and will function as a state-of-the-art, 21st Century learning environment, complete with wireless computer access, an expansive, open library and all the modern convenience of a high-tech, professional law facility.

In addition to the building’s many amenities, the law school will have a profound economic impact on the downtown community by providing the students, faculty and staff with a variety of convenient parking, dining, retail, entertainment and residential options.

To celebrate the opening of this important Memphis institution, the University of Memphis Alumni Association and the entire city will gather at the grand opening black-tie affair gala on January 16. The event will take place throughout the three floors of the historic downtown building with entertainment provided by University of Memphis musicians and catering provided by more than 16 local restaurants.

“The move to the new building will significantly enhance our ability to carry out our mission to prepare the next generation of lawyers and judges, as well as provide greatly needed access to the legal system for under-served groups through our in-house legal clinics,” says School of Law Dean Kevin Smith. “In addition, the new facility and location will enable us to compete for the best students throughout the region and country.”

For additional information and photos, please view the attached press kit.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Long and Short of It: Unique Hair Tips From a Hair Replacement Expert...


Hair Expert Offers Women With Thin, Damaged or Lost Hair
Tips on Restoring or Replacing Their ‘Crowning Glory'

Elena Golescu is ‘the hair whisperer’

Celebrities often change their hair color the way the rest of us change clothes…blonde today, brunette tomorrow. Others sport impossibly light, “sun-kissed” tresses that require constant bleaching. All of this often adds up to serious damage. While wealthy stars and socialites can afford the finest, most natural human hair wigs and extensions to disguise their “real” hair, what is the less affluent woman to do? Are there affordable solutions to keep your crowning glory looking great, even if it’s not your own hair the world sees? And while you wear your wig or extensions, are there ways to undo the underlying damage and ‘extend’ your options, so that you will be able to once again show the world your real hair at some future time?

“Absolutely! Yes, there are definitely solutions every woman should know about,” says a woman her devoted clients cal ”the hair whisperer.” Elena Golescu, founder of New York Cosmetic Image Center, the only hair replacement center in Great Neck, NY,has a natural–born gift for bringing even the driest, deadest-looking hair back to life. She is also passionate about helping women meet their hair challenges beautifully and affordably in order to triumph over a) the ravages done to their hair due to harsh chemicals; b) hair loss due to alopecia, cancer treatments, or other illnesses, and c) the hormonal changes related to aging that often cause unsightly thinning or bald spots in women.

Working with clients of all ages and backgrounds for more than a decade, from young women who over-dyed their hair to older women and children with little or no hair due to disease, Elena has even traveled to Italy to source the most gorgeous 100% human hair, from which she brilliantly custom- fashions completely natural looking wigs and extension pieces. As important as the hair itself, she also uses state-of-the art hair bonding systems, adapted to her clients’ individual needs to insure that the wig, piece or extension looks and feels completely comfortable and is user-friendly to the max.

Among the many hair replacement, hair styling and ”healthy hair” topics Elena can discuss are:

1. Why 100% human hair wigs and extensions are preferable and how to care for them.
2. How to care for your own hair and scalp under your wig or extension.
3. Objective evaluation of commercial hair products and homemade hair care remedies.
4. Hairstyles that flatter various facial types and age groups…the long and short of it.
5. Makeover central: how to burst into the New Year as a new you, affordably.

Elena is charming, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable, and can offer your audience smart, practical advice and unique ‘how to’ tips. (Would that poor Britney had heard Elena, she might never have shaved off her hair!) Incidentally, Elena can cite specifics and comment on what celebs are doing wrong and what some are in fact doing right that we can all learn from).

I look forward to connecting you with Elena. Meantime her website is

Katherine Epstein

Katherine Epstein
Katz Creative, Inc.
315 W. 70th St. Suite 6C
New York, NY 10023
O: 212.580.8833

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New - Angel Book

From: "Ann Noder"
Date: December 15, 2009 9:22:00 AM PST
Subject: New - Angel Book


World renowned Spiritual Intuitive, Sonja Grace ( tackles the subject of death like no one else before, in her new 2010 book, Angels in the 21st Century: A New Perspective on Death and Dying.

I thought you might have interest in a review copy.

For nearly 30 years, Sonja has been providing clarity and guidance helping people worldwide to seek answers from within, as well as from the spirit realm. Thanks to her special gifts, she provides profound and unique insight, revealing how tuning into the Four Essential Bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) provides each of us the ability to experience a life of happiness, in part by preparing us for the greatest passage of all: Death.

The book takes a truly hopeful and positive look at what it really means to die.

Please let me know if you are interested in taking a look.

Also, happy to provide more information, a jpeg of the cover, and/or an interview. Thanks!

Ann Noder
Pitch Public Relations(tm)
Phone: 480.263.1557
Fax: 480.907.5298

Monday, November 16, 2009

Oshkosh to Display Sandcat at International Armoured Vehicles



LONDON, UK – 16th November 2009 - Oshkosh Defence will showcase their vehicle armouring capabilities at International Armoured Vehicles taking place on the 1st to the 5th February, at the ExCel Centre, London.

As calls across the globe for improved equipment to be provided to troops in Afghanistan, Oshkosh have received significant praise from the U.S Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, who claims that Oshkosh’s rapid build up of a new class of military vehicles designed for specifically for Afghanistan, is one of the most remarkable efforts in the defence industry since World War II.

With recorded statistics indicating that eight American troops have died in combat through attacks on armoured military vehicles, and forty more wounded, there is the sense of a growing need to hasten global efforts to upgrade armoured vehicle military capabilities.

Exhibiting their new SandCat, the high-speed, highly-protected, highly-manoeuvrable vehicle can be specifically configured to fulfil a variety of roles in any type of mission. The SandCat is tailored to meet operational environments, giving the perfect balance of mission performance, protection and payload to meet rigorous demands.

The exhibition, which is taken place alongside the main conference at International Armoured Vehicles, is attracting a huge amount of interest from the AFV community, with over 50 exhibitors signed up already. Oshkosh will be joined by an array of vehicle manufacturers and major OEMs, vehicle system suppliers and service providers. Companies include Force Protection, Iveco, MDH Bioquell, Hutchison and Tyron.

At a time when military, political and industrial imperatives come to the fore, International Armoured Vehicles is an event that is pertinent to the AFV community.

To find out more about the conference and exhibition visit for further details.

Amy Jeffray
Head of Marketing
9th Annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference
+44 (0) 207 368 9306

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Pedata RV Center Watches Housing Market Roll On; Literally

Pedata RV Center sees RV sales continue to increase.

RV wholesale shipments jumped 16% in August from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 209,800, reports the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. August marks a 135% surge from January leading some to believe the worst of the recession may be over.

Average costs for an RV range from $50,000 – $300,000 and “…sales of motor homes and travel trailers are seen by some economists as a leading indicator of the economy's health, because they're among the largest discretionary purchases a consumer can make,” says USA Today’s article On the Road Again: RV Sales See an Upswing.

Pedata RV Center has been confident about an economic turnaround. “Our sales floor and phones stayed busy consistently the last 9 months,” says Gerard Pedata, owner of Pedata RV Center. “In fact, we have seen more traffic this year than ever. They aren’t all necessarily buyers, but there are shoppers. This just shows that the RV consumer is still there and we are seeing evidence of stability slowly returning in the economy and our buyers are too.”

For more information on Pedata RV Center, or current trends in the RV industry contact Gerard Pedata, or by phone at: 1-888-545-8314 or 520-807-0900. Or visit Pedata RV Center online at

Contact: Gerard Pedata
Company: Pedata RV Center
Phone: 1-888-545-8314 or 520-807-0900