Biblioboard Announces The Debut Of Indie Ohio; Unprecedented Project Helps Self-Published Authors And Readers Connect In Ohio Public Libraries

BiblioBoard Library has launched Indie Ohio, a collection of self-published ebooks submitted from authors throughout the state.

(PRWEB) March 02, 2015

BiblioBoard Library has launched Indie Ohio, a collection of self-published ebooks submitted from authors throughout the state. Indie Ohio currently has over 50 books including children's, young adult, and adult titles. Highly regarded library innovators, such as the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL), are already connecting local talent with library patrons. CCPL was an early adopter of the SELF-e platform, which launched in mid-2014.

SELF-e, created by Library Journal in collaboration with BiblioBoard®, offers indie authors and aspiring writers the opportunity to upload their ebooks, expand their readership, and reach a new audience. Content submitted to SELF-e is evaluated by Library Journal and, if selected, appears in a curated collection of self-published ebooks showcased at participating libraries nationwide. Because SELF-e employs BiblioBoard's award-wining PatronsFirst™ platform, libraries can make local authors' self-published ebooks available to cardholders with no multi-user limitations or waitlists.

Library Journal has already chosen 16 high-quality, self-published books from authors contributing through CCPL, but every author who submitted is able to make their book available through the Indie Ohio module. Library Journal's selections can be found in the highlights section of the Indie Ohio collection. These specially featured titles range from playful children's books like The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale by Kristen Otte to thought-provoking adult dramas such as Scott Burr's Bummed Out City. The selected highlights will also become part of Library Journal's best-of-the-best genre modules and will be featured in full-page Library Journal advertisements later this year.

Mitchell Davis, founder and Chief Business Officer of BiblioLabs, is thrilled by Ohioan authors' positive response to the program. "Indie Ohio is proof of how authors and libraries can join forces to benefit each other,” said Davis. "While authors can grow their audience, libraries can help readers easily discover something new."

“We have about a dozen states ready to launch over the next few months. Libraries realize they can promote these Library Journal selected books aggressively to their patrons, or make them available to book clubs with no fear of using up all the digital copies they have purchased or overspending. It is about building a community around writing, something libraries are uniquely positioned to do," continued Davis.

Indie Ohio is continuously growing, and indie collections from other states will launch on BiblioBoard Library throughout the year. Join Cuyahoga County Public Library at their Parma-Snow branch on Saturday, March 7, for their Indie Author Conference and Showcase. For more information about the event, click here.

To learn more about SELF-e and the statewide indie collections, visit

About BiblioBoard®

BiblioBoard is the PatronsFirst™ mobile library. The folks behind BiblioBoard are a powerful team based in Charleston, S.C. They aim to transform access to information by providing a world-class user experience that thrills library patrons and is profitable for publishers. BiblioBoard is moving library content delivery into the future in a sustainable way. BiblioBoard, used by nearly 3,000 libraries and in three statewide eBook projects, reaches 30 million patrons. BiblioBoard has won numerous design and product awards including the 2014 Modern Library Award.

About Library Journal

Founded in 1876 by Melvil Dewey “in the interest of the modern library, and of those desiring to make its influence wider and greater,” Library Journal has evolved with the times to become an indispensable, multi-platform resource for library professionals. LJ believes communities thrive when libraries provide everyone free access to information, promote literacy and learning, protect intellectual freedom and preserve cultural memory. We honor this mission and all libraries, librarians and communities that pursue it, aspiring to act as a guide and advocate for all who benefit from what libraries offer, and produce resources and services that strengthen libraries value to their communities.



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LONG® FENCE’s Revamped Website Has Finally Launched

The industry leader in the Residential and Commercial fence business has just recently launched its newly revamped website. Thanks to the update, the website is much more user-friendly and features a better aesthetic design.

Capitol Heights, MD (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

LONG® FENCE introduced a new and improved website on Feb. 9. “This upgrade will increase our web traffic, which is the direction we are moving towards,” said Brett Crouse, of LONG® FENCE. “This is the up and coming technology that we need to stay ahead of the industry and keep our potential clients aware of our brand and products.”

After deciding that the company’s website needed a renovation, LONG® FENCE gave its entire site a facelift to make it both more aesthetically appealing and functional. The renovated site features a new home page with a background that rotates between pictures of the company’s past projects; a new, straightforward navigation bar that makes it easy to browse all of their quality products on the site; and — best of all – being a responsive site, allows its users to view the content of the site on any device.

All together, the enhancements make it easier for the consumer to view images of products which will inspire their own ideas of how their landscapes may benefit from a LONG® FENCE quality product. Free estimate forms for any commercial or residential product can be submitted directly from any device. LONG® FENCE quality products include: fence, decks, gazebos, patios, ironworks & railings, awnings, irrigation and so much more.

“We didn’t have a mobile version of our old website so this is a great opportunity to better serve our customers,” said Crouse. He also explained that many of the company’s visitors have viewed the site via their mobile devices, and that it was time to give them a better user experience.

LONG® FENCE hopes that visitors will interact and have a better experience on the new website than they have before, choosing to explore all the different products and services the company has to offer.


LONG® FENCE offers a wide range of product solutions for residential and commercial industries. Since 1945, LONG® FENCE has been offering quality products and services. To learn more about their fences, decks, hardscaping, railings, guardrails and more, visit

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ISI Technology Joins Qualcomm At Mobile World Congress 2015

ISI Technology accompanies Qualcomm at the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from March 2-5 in Hall 3 Stand 3E10.

Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

ISI Technology accompanies Qualcomm at the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from March 2-5 in Hall 3 Stand 3E10. MWC is the world’s largest annual gathering of mobile and related industry decision makers, with more than 85,000 attendees. The Heatworks MODEL 1, among other connected gadgets, is being featured as an AllJoyn Internet of Everything enabled device.

The Heatworks MODEL 1 utilizes Qualcomm Atheros’ low-power Wi-Fi chip, the QCA4004, in their electric tankless water heater. The QCA4004 networking platform enables customers to add Wi-Fi to virtually any product, including the MODEL 1. This platform also features the AllJoyn open source software framework, which enables interoperability among a diverse set of products, applications and services to discover, communicate and interact with each other.

Unlike any other tankless electric water heater, the Heatworks MODEL 1 does not have a heating element. All other water heaters utilize heating elements that reach upwards of 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, causing them to fail. Instead, the MODEL 1 uses graphite electrodes and water’s natural resistance to silently heat water and provide instant and endless hot water. With the MODEL 1, if there is no water flowing, there is no electricity flowing. Therefore, the MODEL 1 saves up to 40% of energy costs devoted to heating water 365 days a year, every year. Additionally, when located close to the point of use, the MODEL 1 provides 10% water usage savings.

The green, connected and cost-effective Heatworks MODEL 1 is available today at

About ISI Technology

ISI Technology is led by engineer Jerry Callahan, the cofounder of Blue Rhino, the world’s leading propane cylinder exchange company. Jerry invented and patented the technology that powers the Heatworks MODEL 1 and leads a team of heating, technology and plumbing veterans with over 50 combined patents.

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URETEK Holdings adds AP/M Permaform Solutions to its Trenchless Infrastructure Repair Services

URETEK Holdings, a soil stabilization and infrastructure rehabilitation company, announced today that it is now a licensed provider of AP/M Permaform solutions, including PERMACAST® structural liners, COR GARD® coatings and CentriPipe systems for repair and trenchless replacement of underground structures.

Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

URETEK Holdings, a soil stabilization and infrastructure rehabilitation company, announced today that it is now a licensed provider of AP/M Permaform solutions, including PERMACAST® structural liners, COR GARD® coatings and CentriPipe systems for repair and trenchless replacement of underground structures.

AP/M Permaform is the developer and patent holder of several pipe and manhole lining and corrosion reduction methods that are used to rehabilitate and extend the useful life of aging infrastructure. Through the license agreement with AP/M Permaform, URETEK Holdings can now install AP/M Permaform solutions including PERMACAST® structural liners, COR GARD® coatings and CentriPipe systems for repair and trenchless rehabilitation of underground structures.

URETEK will combine these products with its soil stabilization process to provide a comprehensive trenchless infrastructure rehabilitation service. URETEK stabilizes soils around a pipe or manhole by injecting a high density geopolymer around the structure, stabilizing the soils and filling present voids. This process helps minimize any structural movement caused by loose support soils or moving water, while also sealing the structure against water intrusion or leakage.

“AP/M Permaform’s solutions are the perfect complement to URETEK Holdings’ products and service offerings for our customers with underground structures. In addition to URETEK’s Deep Injection℠ process, we are confident that AP/M Permaform’s solutions will offer added convenience to many of our customers across the country,” said Kathleen Shanahan, the Chief Executive Officer at URETEK Holdings.

PERMACAST structural liners are made of specially formulated fiber-reinforced cements engineered for underground sewer structures. COR GARD coatings are used for corrosion protection in sewer systems and are fully compatible with the PERMACAST cementitious materials. When installed and cured together, they form a composite of concrete and epoxy that seals, reinforces, and protects underground structures.

“Adding AP/M Permaform’s solutions to our current product and service offerings just made sense, as we realized early on that URETEK was servicing the same customers as AP/M Permaform,” said Richard Kelecy, URETEK’s Chief Operating Officer. “Oftentimes, our customers engage us to seal and void fill the outside of underground structures and another company to rehabilitate the inside. Now our customers can utilize URETEK Holdings as their one-stop shop for all their underground structure rehabilitation and repair needs.”

The CentriPipe system is designed for corrosion protection and complete structural renewal of storm and sanitary sewer pipe between 30″ to 120″in diameter. CentriPipe creates a new, structurally sound concrete pipe inside the old one. This new pipe is 100% environmentally sound, waterproof, and fully sealed from end to end. It provides highly effective corrosion protection that can double the life span of the pipe, at a significant savings over other replacement options.

URETEK Holdings will launch the AP/M Permaform solutions services immediately in the Florida market and then expand to all 31 of URETEK’s state territories.

About URETEK Holdings, Inc.

URETEK Holdings, Inc. specializes in improving the weight-bearing capacity of subsurface soils through the injection of patented, lightweight, expanding structural polymers. The patented URETEK Deep Injection Process® provides the industry’s most cost-effective, quickest and safest solution for soil stabilization and densification at depth without excavation. For 25 years, URETEK has safely completed more than 85,000 projects leveling, lifting, sealing and stabilizing structures of all sizes for commercial, residential, and governmental clients. URETEK Holdings is currently operating in 31 states across the United States.

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Attorney Lisa Smith Siegel Named to List of Georgia’s Legal Elite

Atlanta social security disability lawyer selected to 12th annual list of Legal Elite published by top business magazine, Georgia Trend.

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Atlanta-based attorney Lisa Siegel was recently named to the list of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” for the third consecutive year. This is the 12th year that leading business magazine, Georgia Trend, has published the special edition, which recognizes a very small percentage of attorneys practicing in the state. Selection is based entirely on attorney voting, which makes this recognition particularly significant within and outside the legal community.        

Siegel’s clients include adults and children who are seeking to obtain benefits from the Social Security Administration for serious disabilities and life altering conditions. She represents clients at all phases of the disability benefits process, from filing initial applications, requesting reconsiderations, conducting hearing level advocacy, and filing appellate briefs.

Siegel used this announcement of the award as an opportunity to talk about what it means to help members of our community who need a way forward. “Being unable to work, or having a child with severe disabilities, often puts families in a very difficult financial situation.” Siegel added, “Our goal is to help ensure these community members have the means to afford an acceptable standard of living, and remove the stress and anxiety that accompanies paying for the next food or rent bill.”    

About Lisa Siegel: Attorney Lisa Siegel brings over 25 years of injury and disability law experience to each client’s case. She has earned the AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which represents the highest level of competence and ethics in the practice of law, and is rated 10.0/10.0 by AVVO. The firm’s office is located near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and serves as a convenient and effective option for adults and children in need of an Atlanta disability lawyer.

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Stanadyne Unveils New Corporate Vision and Refreshed Brand Image

Diesel and Gas Fuel Injection System Manufacturer Positions for Global Growth

Windsor, Connecticut (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Stanadyne LLC, a fuel injection system developer based in Windsor, Connecticut, debuts today a refreshed brand image to reflect an updated vision driven by product innovation.

During the past several years, the company has been heavily investing in new product technology as well as global manufacturing and engineering facilities. “We are developing next-generation fuel injection systems that enable manufacturers to achieve breakthrough efficiency, increased performance and lower emissions,” says Stanadyne President and CTO Dr. John Pinson.

The new vision, nearly three years in the making, has been rapidly gaining momentum. In 2014, more than half of Stanadyne’s revenues were generated from new product technology introduced over the past two years. Recent investment in manufacturing and engineering facilities in China and India has resulted in rapid growth and is expected to contribute significantly to overall revenues. New product introductions in these regions are expected to further accelerate in the coming months – the most recent example being a major partnership with Chinese engine manufacturer Yuchai.

”We’re introducing a new brand image and logo (visible at consistent with the company’s growth and the culture of innovation built over our 140-year history,” says Dr. Pinson. “Our new look reflects the progress we have made in our new product portfolio and company direction. We are well-positioned to compete globally and our brand will echo that.

“Through this transition, one element will remain unchanged; Stanadyne is committed to engineering solutions for the difficult fuel system challenges that face our customers. The future of fuel systems relies on purpose-built technology that addresses the unique needs within our markets. Our customers are looking for a global partner that can develop solutions to fit their specific challenges, while still delivering flawless execution in production.

“This is the new Stanadyne, and we are eager to show it off.”

About Stanadyne LLC

Stanadyne is a global engineering technology leader in engine-based fuel management solutions, specializing in the design, development and manufacture of diesel and gasoline fuel pumps and injectors for original engine manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. Stanadyne produces innovative, highly-engineered solutions that allow its customers to differentiate their market offerings through superior quality and technology. Stanadyne designs its products and services with tomorrow’s challenges in mind and has been “Fueling Innovation” for nearly 140 years. Headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, Stanadyne and its affiliates have worldwide manufacturing facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe.

Stanadyne, the Stanadyne logos, RSN, “Fueling Innovation” and Pencil Nozzle are trademarks or registered trademarks of Stanadyne.

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Experts Provide Guide For Arthritis Patients Who May Need Surgery

Orlando, FL — Mar 02, 2015 / ( — Arthritis patients often manage their condition with the use of drugs such as NSAIDS, or with natural alternatives such as glucosamine. However, despite carefully practicing a healthy diet and lifestyle, some sufferers may still eventually require joint surgery.

As the decision to get surgery can be confusing and difficult, some experts have provided a guide to help sufferers make an informed choice. Although a healthcare professional may suggest that one is a good candidate for joint surgery, it is still the individual’s choice to go in for surgery or not.

On their website, the Arthritis Foundation has provided some questions that prospective patients can ask themselves to determine whether or not surgery is the best option for them. These are basic questions and something that individuals can relate to in their daily lives.

“Many arthritis sufferers are understandably indecisive when it comes to determining whether or not surgery is the best option for them. However, the questions provided by the Arthritis Foundation can significantly help them make a wise and well-informed decision,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.

According to the experts at the Arthritis Foundation, patients should ask themselves if they can reasonably live with the pain they are experiencing. They need to consider whether the pain is affecting their mood, relationships and daily life or if it places their health at risk. It is also imperative that sufferers ask themselves whether the stiffness and pain have gotten increasingly worse for the past year.

There are also other pain management options that could be helpful in saving people from unnecessary surgery. Among these methods are exercise, assistive devices, occupational therapy and natural supplements.

Many health experts believe that exhausting all other possibilities is important to achieve pain relief and manage the condition. Glucosamine supplements, for instance, are widely used by arthritis sufferers who believe they can provide pain relief and restore joint health (

About VitaBreeze

VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high-quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life. All of the company’s products are manufactured in the United States using the finest quality ingredients that have been carefully selected, tested and crafted into the firm’s winning formulas. Visit to learn more.

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The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and The Sustainability Consortium Announce Partnership to Align Measurement and Reporting of Sustainable Agriculture

Across fresh food supply chains, businesses are advancing environmental, social and economic values. Balancing production with continually improving conservation stewardship demands an aligned approach to measure and communicate on-farm sustainability in specialty crops (all fruits, nuts, and vegetables). The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and The Sustainability Consortium® (TSC) are proud to announce a partnership that creates significant progress toward these goals.

TSC and SISC have agreed to work toward harmonization of on-farm performance metrics and collaborate together on implementation and innovation projects to encourage stewardship across specialty crop supply chains. This partnership will enable SISC’s on-farm metrics, developed through a multi-stakeholder process, to be utilized in reporting against some of TSC quantitative key performance indicators (KPI’s) on continuous improvement in specialty crops product categories. These KPI’s are part of the TSC Category Sustainability Profile for the food and beverage sector.

“The partnership with The Sustainability Consortium is an extraordinary opportunity for both organizations to leverage their members and skills to implement the use of standardized metrics by growers to benchmark their use of critical natural resources.” said Larry Jacobs, Farmer and Coordinating Council Member of SISC.

Through its unprecedented collaboration among the nation’s most influential grower organizations, NGO’s and buyers of specialty crop products, SISC works to build a common suite of outcomes‐based on-farm metrics to enable operators at any point along the supply chain to benchmark, compare, and communicate performance in meeting sustainability goals.

This partnership with TSC will support harmonization of on-farm reporting throughout the food industry, and help supply chains, as well as individual operations, address continual improvement in both on-farm productivity and environmental quality.

 “Collaboration is a cornerstone of the work of The Sustainability Consortium,” said Sheila Bonini, CEO of TSC. “Our partnership with SISC will help advance environmental and social sustainability of specialty crop supply chains by creating harmonized tools and metrics that are based in science, informed by diverse stakeholders and focused on impact throughout the supply chain.”

About The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops
The Stewardship Index (SISC) is a coalition of producers, buyers, and public interest groups who are collaborating to develop and share metrics that all parties agree are the most important indicators of stewardship. SISC aims to advance both optimal production and strong environmental protection by offering a suite of science-driven metrics empowering producers to measure on-farm practices (i.e. water use, nitrogen use, etc.) accurately and consistently. Metric data give consumers, food buyers, and producers a common language for discussing the impact of farming practices – and the meaningful stewardship activities of U.S. farmers. For more information, visit

About The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium® (TSC®) is a global non-profit organization with the mission to enable the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable products. TSC translates science into business practice, working collaboratively with member organizations to develop transparent tools, methodologies, and strategies for products and supply networks that address environmental, social and economic imperatives. TSC is comprised of more than 100 members, including NGOs, civil society organizations, scientific experts, academics and corporations from all corners of business. TSC is jointly administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas, with additional operations at Wageningen UR in the Netherlands and Nanjing University in China. For more information visit

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Attorney David J. Hungeling Named Both Georgia Super Lawyer® and One of State’s Legal Elite

Atlanta-based litigator, David Hungeling, was recently recognized for excellence in the practice of law by two of the top attorney rating services, Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers and Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Business litigation attorney David J. Hungeling was recently recognized by two of the most respected lawyer rating services. Super Lawyers® magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication, named Hungeling to its 2015 list of Georgia Super Lawyers. In addition, Georgia Trend Magazine included Hungeling in its 12th annual list of the state’s Legal Elite.

The criterion for selection to both programs is different. Super Lawyers® uses a 3-part patented selection process based on peer nomination, independent publisher research, and panel review by highly-credentialed attorneys. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

Georgia Trend’s list of Legal Elite is based entirely on the votes of other attorneys licensed to practice in the state, providing an insider’s view to who the legal industry believes are its most accomplished members.    

Hungeling used the announcements of the awards as an opportunity to talk in broader terms about the work his firm does on behalf of clients. “Often times, our best results are achieved in the most complex litigation involving lots of moving parts,” said Hungeling. “I’m very proud that our entire team shares an incredibly strong commitment to our clients’ goals, as well as to advancing the firm as a leader in the industry.”    

About the Law Office of David J. Hungeling, P.C.: The Law Office of David J. Hungeling, P.C. represents individuals and businesses in complex and high-stakes litigation. The firm is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has established a national reputation for producing strong results in cases that present particularly challenging factual and legal issues. The firm’s headquarters is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with the legal team representing clients across the United States.

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ACRES Capital LLC funds another bridge loan in New York City, NY

ACRES Capital LLC funds another bridge loan in New York City, NY

JERICHO, NY (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

ACRES Capital LLC announces the funding of a bridge loan secured by 36 West 10th Street, a vacant four-unit townhouse, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan’s lower West Side (New York City, New York).

The Sponsors are acquiring the property with the intent to transform it to one single-family residence. Built in 1856, the property is situated on a 1,975± square-foot lot and currently improved with a 21-foot wide, five-story (plus walk-out basement), four-unit building. Comprising a total 8,700± square feet, this townhouse is located on 10th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village between 5th and 6th Avenues. Loan proceeds were used to facilitate acquisition of the property and fund renovation and interest reserves.

“We are excited to finance another extraordinary project in such an exclusive enclave of New York City with this repeat client and continue to demonstrate our expertise and success in meeting our borrowers’ needs through superior diligence and execution. This property is well-situated on one of the prime residential blocks in the heart of Greenwich Village, which is ranked among the ten most expensive neighborhoods in the United States. This real estate play is yet another example of enhancing a property’s value by achieving its highest and best use and we are pleased to once again be a part of it,” according to Mark Fogel, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACRES.


ACRES Capital is a direct lender operating on a nationwide platform. The company seeks opportunities in the $2 million to $30 million range on stabilized or distressed properties including Multifamily, Retail, Office, Hospitality, Industrial and New Construction. For more information please visit

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