Monthly Archives: September 2009

Money More Important Than Sex

75% of people agree that financial education more important than sex education

Baltimore, September 29, 2009 – According to a poll by, 75% of people polled think that financial education is more important than sex education.

This comes after months of the “worst recession since the Great Depression”*—a time when financial education is one everyone’s mind. However, more schools provide some form of sex education than any form of financial education. And, most young people agree that kids know more about sex than they do about money.

By the time they reach their senior year, 56 percent of college students carry four or more credit cards with an average balance of $2,864.** According to a survey taken by Iowa State University, their average student owns three credit cards, and most respondents to their survey said “they didn’t feel like they were spending real money when they used credit cards or student loan funds.”

Thanks to the recession, financial literacy in the U.S. has become a serious national issue. With limited instruction in personal finance and growing pressures from credit card debt, student loan debt and general living expenses, many young adults are overwhelmed by their financial challenges. For example, the typical college student has accumulated a student loan debt of $19,646, according to a 2007 analysis by The Project for Student Debt.

Ben Levy, CEO of Young Money says, “Young people aren’t getting the financial education they need. We aren’t preparing them to start debt free lives. We want to take it a step further, we want to educate and help people actually change their behavior.”

This is why Young Money has decided to launch the first ever financial literacy challenge that will actually change behavior. To encourage people to start saving for the future we are offering $25 when you complete the quiz and open a ShareBuilder account.

The challenge is a twenty question financial IQ quiz. All questions offer an easy to understand help section, a score of 90% or higher results in a list of incentivized offers. Young Money has partnered with national companies including ShareBuilder, PNC Bank, New York Life,, and PayOff Live to offer these behavior changing incentives.

These incentives have been carefully chosen to touch upon the most important financial concerns: getting out of debt, saving money, managing money and checking credit reports.

By the time they reach their senior year, 56% of college students carry four or more credit cards with an average balance of $2,864.** According to a survey taken by Iowa State University, their average student owns three credit cards, and most respondents to their survey said “they didn’t feel like they were spending real money when they used credit cards or student loan funds.”

Thanks to the recession, financial literacy in the U.S. has become a serious national issue. With limited instruction in personal finance and growing pressures from credit card debt, student loan debt and general living expenses, many young adults are overwhelmed by their financial challenges. For example, the typical college student has accumulated a student loan debt of $19,646, according to a 2007 analysis by The Project for Student Debt.

In response, Young Money is offering the first ever behavior changing financial challenge. The challenge is a twenty question financial IQ quiz. All questions offer an easy to understand help section, a score of 90% or higher results in a list of incentivized offers. Young Money has partnered with national companies including ShareBuilder, PNC Bank, New York Life,, and PayOff Live to offer these behavior changing incentives. The incentives include $25 free when you open a ShareBuilder account, two months free of PayOff Live, and many other offers as well.

These incentives have been carefully chosen to touch upon the most important financial concerns: getting out of debt, saving money, managing money and checking credit reports.

Levy concludes, “Give someone a monetary reason to open a savings account and they’re more likely to do so. More importantly, people with savings accounts are much more likely to actually start saving. It’s our goal to encourage people down the right path.”

About Young Money
Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, YOUNG MONEY® was launched in 1999 to change the way young adults earn, manage, invest and spend money. As a leading national money, business and lifestyle magazine written primarily by student journalists, YOUNG MONEY specifically focuses on personal finance, careers, entrepreneurship and higher education. For more information, please visit

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Growth-Oriented Colleges Get Up and Running Faster with Campus Management

More Than 120 Campuses Go Live with Campus Management Corp®  Products and Services

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 28, /PRNewswire/ — Campus Management Corp®, a top-ranked provider of enterprise software and services for Higher Education, announced today that in its last fiscal year, 123 college campuses went “live” on its CampusVue® student administrative system.

From July 2008 through June 2009, the company also reported that more than 105 campuses became operational on its other enterprise software offerings, including CampusVue® Portals; CampusVue Financials, Human Resources & Payroll; CampusVue e-Learning support and systems integration services for users of Moodle® course management; and, its Talisma® Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) and fundraising software brands.

“The volume of implementations we achieve is due in large part to the expertise of our consultants,” stated Mahendran Jawaharlal, chief operating officer for Campus Management.  “Our services group performs dozens of roll-outs per quarter, so they accrue knowledge of the best practices at a variety of institutions. Their experience, combined with the configurable nature of our products, permits clients to begin reaping the benefits of a new system in a shorter time period.”

One client institution successfully rolled out 20 campuses across 13 states on a single instance of the company’s CampusVue Student Information System (SIS).  Best known for its unique abilities to automate the flow of administrative and academic tasks, data, and reporting across multiple campuses, CampusVue SIS can synergize diverse catalogs and systems having multiple accreditations, enable easier handling of flexible academic terms, and manage both classroom and online delivery.

Campus Management reported continued growth of its CampusNet® hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business in the last fiscal year. The company is the first and only enterprise administrative systems provider serving Higher Education to have delivered its administrative products to institutions across the full range of options: traditional on-premise software delivery, managed hosting, and Software-as-a-Service.

About Campus Management Corp

More than 1,700 colleges, universities, foundations, and other companies in 35 countries rely upon Campus Management Corp® enterprise software products and services. Campus Management’s CampusVue® Ecosystem is a fully integrated, centralized administrative and e-learning platform that unifies services, academic delivery, administrative management and reporting for a full range of public, private and proprietary postsecondary institutions.

Campus Management’s award-winning student information systems, fundraising software, financials, HR solutions, and Talisma® CRM, the leading Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution for Higher Education, are used by more than 75 percent of the largest US-based proprietary career and online colleges as well as leading colleges, universities, foundations, and companies.  For more information, visit

CONTACT:  Lisa Patterson, Corporate Communications Manager of Campus Management Corp, +1-561-213-8702,

Chrysler Group LLC Continues to Support Diversity, Scholarship and Leadership Through Sponsorship of the National Student Case Competition

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ –

  • Unique annual event enables MBA candidates from 22 of the nation’s leading business schools to compete for scholarships
  • Company has been exclusive sponsor of the competition since 1995
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wins 2009 competition

MBA candidates from 22 of the nation’s leading business schools competed for $35,000 in scholarships in the 2009 National Student Case Competition, sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC and The Chrysler Foundation.

The National Student Case Competition is a unique, annual event designed to give high-powered student teams an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and problem-solving skills in a formal competition. Teams are given a hypothetical business case from which they develop business solutions. Each student team then prepares and presents its case before a panel of experienced business executives. Teams are judged on their analysis of the case, the feasibility of their recommendations and the quality of their presentation.

The competition is held as part of the National Black MBA Association’s annual convention, which was held September 22-26 in New Orleans. The Chrysler Group has been the exclusive sponsor of the National Student Case Competition since 1995.

“Over the years, the Chrysler Group has enabled more than 1,300 students to present their analyses and recommendations to real-world problems during the National Student Case Competition,” said Lisa J. Wicker, Director — Talent Management, Global Diversity and Leadership Development, Chrysler Group LLC. “This competition has evolved into the premier showcase event for student achievement and an important way the Chrysler Group demonstrates its continuing commitment to diversity, scholarship and leadership.”

The students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) took home the first place trophy as national champions of the competition and $15,000 in scholarships money. The winning team members were Taalib al’Salaam, James Bryant and Aeisha Williams, all MBA students at UNC. The second and third place teams represented Emory University and Winston Salem State University, whose members earned $12,000 and $8,000 in scholarships respectively.

“The students displayed an impressive grasp of global business dynamics as it relates to this year ‘s challenging case study,” Wicker said. “In particular, the students from UNC Chapel Hill delivered a sound analysis and unique solution to capture first place.”

About Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Mopar® brand vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete effectively on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler’s culture of innovation – first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 – and Fiat’s complementary technology.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group LLC’s product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Ram. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group LLC to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

NOTE TO EDITORS:  For more information, please visit the Chrysler media site at

CONTACT:  Mike Palese, +1-248-512-2682 (office), +1-313-930-1252 (cell),; or Shawn Morgan, +1-248-512-2692 (office), +1-248-760-2621 (cell),

Shell $aver Card(SM) Promotion Helps College Students Budget, Offers Discount of 5 Cents per Gallon

HOUSTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — For many college students, purchasing necessities like textbooks, food and gasoline is unavoidable. However, there are savvy ways to help save on everyday items so students can start the fall semester on the right foot and keep their finances under control. Starting today through December 31, Shell is bringing back their popular 5 cents per gallon discount on all Shell-branded gasoline and diesel purchases with the Shell $aver Card(SM), a convenient and secure non-credit product that acts like a debit card and links directly to an existing checking account.

Because the Shell Saver Card links to a checking account, there’s no impact to student credit scores, nor are there any application or annual fees. Additionally, it makes organizing personal budgets easier by making all gasoline purchases on one card that also earns money every time it is used to buy fuel, allowing consumers to get the most out of every drop of Shell gasoline. With the average college student graduating with more than $4,000 in credit card debt(1), it’s more important than ever to give students the right tools to be budget-savvy in school.

“College is the perfect learning environment for students to educate themselves on the fundamentals of basic budgeting.  However, with so much being thrown at them – from school loans to credit card offers – it sometimes can be difficult to distinguish the best ways to save,” said Mark Theobald, U.S. Consumer Cards, Shell Oil Products U.S. “It’s easy with the Shell Saver Card because students can easily track their gasoline purchases and earn money at the same time. Showing them these types of budgeting options can make a difference by the end of the school year.”

The promotional offer is available at all Shell-branded stations nationwide from September 28, 2009 to December 31, 2009 and is applicable for new and existing customers. While Shell Saver Card earnings are only applicable to gasoline and diesel purchases, the card can be used for any purchases at Shell-branded stations except lottery tickets. Additionally, the Shell Saver Card was designed to only be used with PIN-based (Personal Identity Number) transactions, so if the card is lost or stolen, no one can use it without the owner’s private PIN.

While learning to budget on fuel costs is one method to put money back in students’ pockets, here are some other savings tips they can utilize:

    • Share and Share Alike: Put advertisements in school papers for sharing commonly used items, including a microwave, car, garage space and even an apartment.
    • “Used” is the New…”New”: Buying pre-owned laptops or textbooks can save on the high cost of new materials.
    • “Pool” Your Resources: Carpool with a group of friends to share the cost of road trips, including travelling to away football games and trips home. Use a rewards card like the Shell Saver Card to cut the costs even further.
    • “IN” with an ID: Take advantage of your student ID to get discounts on activities like movies, museum exhibits and restaurants. Ask your school or look online for local savings with your ID.


The Shell Saver Card is the latest addition to the Shell family of payment options that helps students get the most out of every drop. Students may go online to apply or pick up an inactive card at a Shell-branded station and start the online application process at  After the December 31, 2009 promotion end date, cardholders will continue to enjoy everyday earnings of 2 cents per gallon with their Shell Saver Card.

From gasoline cards to pre-paid cards, the Shell Family of Cards addresses the diverse financial needs of today’s students with a range of payment options. For more information, visit For more savings tips, students also can become a Shell Family of Cards fan on Facebook.

Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of approximately 6,100 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group [(NYSE: RDS.A) and (NYSE: RDS.B)]. For more information, please visit

Motiva Enterprises LLC refines and markets branded products through approximately 8,100 Shell-branded stations in the Eastern and Southern United States. Shell Oil Company is a 50 percent owner of Motiva Enterprises LLC, along with Saudi Refining, Inc.

Disclaimer statement

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(1) Sallie Mae Study, April 2009

CONTACT:  Shell Oil Products US Shell Media Line, +1-713-241-4544; or Katie Nafius of Edelman, +1-323-202-1059,, for Shell Oil Products US

Love Sydney, Become A Fan, Win A Trip!

Enhanced Sydney, Australia Facebook Page Invites Fans to Win Dream Vacation

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Australia’s Tourism New South Wales (NSW) today announces the launch of its once-in-a-lifetime Sydney Facebook Life Points Contest.  Hosted on the official Sydney Australia Facebook Page [] – the ultimate resource for young Americans interested in gaining life experience in Sydney including deals on flights and accommodations – the contest gives U.S. globetrotters the chance to win an unforgettable vacation including roundtrip airfare on V Australia staying at the Sydney Harbour YHA.

From September 9th – October 31st, Facebook members can enter the Sydney Facebook Life Points Contest by becoming a “fan” of Sydney, Australia.  Fans will complete their entry by choosing their favorite Sydney Life Points experience and posting it on the Sydney, Australia wall.  Need more inspiration?  Fans of Sydney, Australia can also add the Life Points application – a forum for modern day nomads to share and aspire to adventures in Sydney, Australia – to their profile where they can explore even more of what Sydney has to offer.  Two lucky winners will be awarded a dream vacation for two to Sydney where they will experience all that the city has to offer.

NSW Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay says, “We are thrilled to offer an innovative way for young travelers and adventure fans to win a trip to Sydney,” Ms. McKay said.  “Our city, set against a breathtaking natural environment, is a wonderful place to live, work and holiday.”

The dream vacation will include two international economy return flights from Los Angeles to Sydney provided by V Australia [], Australia’s newest international airline, offering impeccable service with a smile, delicious dining, cutting-edge entertainment and three cabin classes – all on board the world’s largest long-range twin-engine aircraft.  Seven nights’ accommodation will be provided by Sydney Harbour YHA [], an exciting new development in Sydney, featuring budget accommodation, a hands-on archaeological and heritage education experience of Sydney and of course stunning views of Sydney’s famous harbour.

For more information, please visit or

CONTACT:  Kathleen Dugan of LaForce + Stevens, +1-212-242-9353,


Five Internet-Exclusive Webcasts on on MSN

“Lunchtime is the New Prime Time!”

New York & Los Angeles – FOX Sports Digital Entertainment, a unit of FOX Sports, America’s No. 1 sports television network, recently launched a block of five Internet-exclusive programs available via on MSN.  The unit’s maiden effort includes five break-out shows webcast weekdays at 1:00 PM ET under the banner “Lunch – w/ Benefits.”

“Original programming on the Internet is set to explode as the Web transitions from being controlled by engineers to being run by producers, much the same way television did in the 1950s,” said Hill.  “We’ve established FOX Sports Digital Entertainment to develop a variety of programs that appeal to hardcore sports fans, many of whom turn to their computers for entertainment when they’re not in front of their TVs.  We’re going probe and push to see where we can go, and how far.” on MSN generates its greatest concentration of visitors, 78%, on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, establishing its own version of prime time.  This ultimately led to the Lunch – w/ Benefits tagline, “Lunchtime is the New Prime Time.”

Lunch w/ Benefits Line-Up

TUESDAY – THE AFTERPARTY WITH JAY GLAZER  -  Each week during the NFL season, FOX NFL SUNDAY/ on MSN insider Jay Glazer uses his unparalleled access to current players to hook up with the five best performers from the previous day’s action via Internet camera or phone.  Glazer’s free-flowing, unstructured conversations run the gamut from specific on-field performances to the light-hearted and personal.

TUESDAY – COACHSPEAK WITH BRIAN BILLICK , hosted by Super Bowl-winning head coach and NFL on FOX game analyst Brian Billick.  Each Tuesday during the season Billick is joined by a group of five NFL head coaches to discuss the games Xs and Os.  It is a show for coaches by coaches that only hardcore football fans will appreciate.  Current head coaches scheduled to appear include: Jack Del Rio – Jacksonville Jaguars; John Fox – Carolina Panthers; John Harbaugh – Baltimore Ravens; Mike McCarthy – Green Bay Packers; Wade Phillips – Dallas Cowboys; Rex Ryan – New York Jets; Jim Schwartz – Detroit Lions; Mike Singletary – San Francisco 49ers; Mike Smith – Atlanta Falcons and Jim Zorn – Washington Redskins.

WEDNESDAY – THE COLLEGE EXPERIMENT is college football like you’ve never seen it before.  It’s hosted by a Josh Wolf, a unique, high-energy comedian who brings his contemporary brand of humor to a college football scene that can sometimes take itself way too seriously.  Wolf, in an irreverent, offbeat way is going to tell it like it is.  Joining Wolf during THE COLLEGE EXPERIMENT is lead BCS on FOX analyst Charles Davis in a weekly segment called “Charles in Charge,” where he dishes out advice to players, coaches and teams.

THURSDAY – CUBED is more of a pop culture show than a sports show.  Designed especially for men, it’s perhaps best described as The Office meets shock-jock radio.  The setting is of three worker drones sitting in their cubicles riffing about current events, sex, sports and everything else co-workers talk about – nothing is off limits.  Mixed throughout the show will be a variety of irreverent skits and interviews, so the easily offended are advised not to view.

FRIDAY – Each week, FOX NFL SUNDAY writers and personalities conduct a conference telephone call to discuss topics for the coming week’s pregame show.  Using web-generated audio and video, INSIDE CALL allows viewers to spy on the call, peeking in on what analysts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson are like away from the set.  Hear their candid comments about players, coaches and current NFL events as they prep for Sunday’s show and bust chops.

About on MSN on MSN is a leading sports Website that delivers exclusive commentary and sports video, breaking news, real-time stats and fantasy games to more than 14 million unique visitors every month. is the online extension of FOX Sports television coverage and is the exclusive provider of sports content for in the US, located at is an industry leader in the delivery of sports content to mobile devices.  Sports fans can access the latest scores, stats and news while on the go from on MSN Mobile, simply by entering on their Web-enabled mobile phones, or texting SPORTS to either 36977 or FOXSP.

- FOX Sports -

Yoplait ‘Know Your Girls’ Campaign Educates Young Women About Breast Cancer

Know Your Girls to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and encourages an active role in breast health

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — This week, Yoplait, in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, launched Know Your Girls, an interactive campaign that empowers young women to learn about breast cancer risk factors — and then share this knowledge with their circle of friends.

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Know Your Girls connects young women to valuable information and one another in order to raise awareness of the fact that young women can and do get breast cancer.  Thousands of young women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the next year,* but most young women don’t consider the risks of getting the disease until they are older or are touched by it through a friend or relative.  Yoplait encourages all young women to sign on to this campaign to learn how to protect their “girls” and share the information with their friends.

“The Know Your Girls program is designed to engage young women, help them connect with each other through education, and ultimately pass along information on the best breast-health habits and screening measures,” said Tammy Sadinsky Martin, senior marketing manager for Yoplait.  “There still is no cure for breast cancer, so education and early detection programs are some of the strongest defenses against the disease; we are asking young women to educate themselves and spread awareness to their peers.”

Yoplait invites young women to visit  Here, they can access tips on how to protect their “girls,” become more aware of breast cancer risk factors, and pledge to protect themselves and their friends.  For every pledge received by October 31, 2009, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, up to $100,000.   Money raised through the Know Your Girls program will help fund new research led by breast cancer survivor and researcher Dr. Kristi Egland, which could detect and diagnose breast cancer at the earliest stage.

“By taking proactive steps to learn about breast health at a younger age through programs like Know Your Girls, women can educate themselves and those they care about,” explains Karen White of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “This campaign is fun, yet ultimately has a serious purpose — to raise awareness that breast cancer happens to young women, too.”

At, women can share information with their friends, take informational quizzes, and watch a video about other young women making the pledge.

During the past 11 years, Yoplait has donated more than $22 million to the breast cancer cause through programs such as Save Lids to Save Lives.   Know Your Girls builds on this commitment and helps to educate young women on how to take an active part in their breast health.

*According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 10,000 young women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

About General Mills

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in over 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., General Mills had fiscal 2009 global net sales of US$15.9 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales. Visit

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.3 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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CONTACT:  Julie Staadecker, Cone, +1-617-939-8427,; David Witt, General Mills, +1-763-764-2487,

Leading Carlsbad Waxing Salon Gives Back By Helping Save Lives … You Can Too!

- Beehive Waxing Salon, Catherine Lugo & The Belly Up join forces with other local businesses to host ‘Be the Perfect Match’ event benefiting the Be The Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program -

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — On Saturday, September 26, the Stylish Beehive Waxing Salon in Carlsbad is hosting a philanthropic day long event filled with food, fun and festivities benefiting the Be The Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program, which since 1987, has arranged for more than 33,000 transplants to give patients a second chance at life. Today, they facilitate more than 4,300 transplants a year.

The festive Be the Perfect Match event being held at the Beehive Waxing Salon, 2564 State St, Suite E, Carlsbad, CA 92008, will offer guests a chance to win a bevy of prizes ranging from Chiropractic, Massage, and Holistic Health treatments courtesy of Fire Mountain Spine & Rehabilitation Center, dinner and show packages from The Belly Up, A Fitness Pak from Jazzercise, Professional Portrait Session from Creative Photography Inc, Waxing Services and a Tanning Salon membership.

Additionally, guests will enjoy a sidewalk sale with an array of unique apparel and gift items, a “Thank You” goody bag, hourly raffles and giveaways, complimentary light fare from Tidewater Tavern, Solana Beach and beverages. The registration process for the National Marrow Donor Program will begin promptly at 8:00am and will commence at 2pm.

Beehive Girl, Catherine Lugo, the co-host of the event was a Perfect Match! “I remember everything vividly, the day I found out that I was a match. My mother and my sister, Kellie, wanted to tell me together.  ‘You’re my match!’ Kellie said with timid excitement.  Three simple words, carrying the weight of our world in them. I was her chance. Her body and mine were most alike out of anyone; it made me feel closer to her than ever. I was ready.”

Catherine continues, “I would do this again in a heartbeat, in a blink of an eye, I would shout, ‘yes!’ To be a living donor, to help save a life, leaves you in awe of your recipient, and in awe of yourself. It changed my life… it can change yours.”

Be The Match Registry(SM) is the new name for the registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). The NMDP and the Be The Match Foundation(SM) are nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the bone marrow they need, when they need it.  They’ve been helping patients receive the transplants they need for more than 20 years.

About the Beehive & Company:

A Salon & Boutique Dedicated to Waxing & Beauty – Clients come from all over San Diego, Orange County, and Riverside County for first-time waxing appointments and for routine, follow-up waxing. That’s because we have set the highest professional standards for waxing (no double-dipping!), and we have been recognized as “the best.”  We pride ourselves in creating a one stop salon for beauty and shopping! The Beehive Waxing Salon offers: anti-aging sunless tanning, eyebrow consultation, shaping and tinting.  Discerning clients come to Beehive Waxing because they know our reputation for best hygiene and health practices.

For more information please call Amy Fairchild, at 760-975-9486 or email

CONTACT:  Amy Fairchild, +1-760-975-9486,, for Beehive Waxing Salon

Jazzman’s Café & Bakery Marks 10 Years with a Year-Long Celebration for its Guests

Monica Zimmer
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Jazzman’s Café & Bakery Marks 10 Years with a Year-Long Celebration for its Guests

Seasonal Products and Special Promotions will Commemorate a Decade of Fresh Baked Products and Fine Coffees

ALLENTOWN, Pa., September 22, 2009—Jazzman’s Café & Bakery, the award-winning restaurant concept from Sodexo’s Retail Brand Group, marks its 10th anniversary today by announcing a year-long celebration of all things Jazzman’s. Starting in September, Jazzman’s will celebrate its guests and what they have done to build and shape the Jazzman’s brand over the last decade through seasonal products and offers including the Jazzman’s Perks Card, a new guest loyalty program designed to drive in-store sales.

With more than 200 locations nationwide, Jazzman’s Café & Bakery has become a daily part of life at college campuses, hospitals and corporate environments for the last decade, focusing on unforgettable guest experiences, sustainable specialty coffee and fresh baked goods made on-site everyday.

“Our guests and the experiences they have while visiting Jazzman’s are our top priority,” said Cory Thomas, senior brand manager, Jazzman’s Café & Bakery. “Our 10th Anniversary event is all about celebrating all the wonderful things that make Jazzman’s what it is today and what it will be tomorrow.”

Jazzman’s Café & Bakery offers certified sustainable coffee and tea drinks and hand-crafted pastries, cookies, muffins, sandwiches and salads, all made in-house daily.

“We are thrilled to have reached this Jazzman’s milestone and look forward to the future and what’s to come in the next decade for the brand,” added Thomas. “Our guests can expect to see a new generation of Jazzman’s fresh baked products and more of the finest coffees from around the globe.”

Retail Brand Group is a comprehensive portfolio of distinctive restaurant brands, including award-winning concepts Jazzman’s Café & Bakery and Pandini’s. With the experience of more than 575 locations nationwide, Retail Brand Group has branded solutions suited for virtually any venue. From bistros and coffeehouses to upscale pizza, gourmet burgers and authentic ethnic cuisine, Retail Brand Group turns dining into a memorable event.


Sodexo, Inc.
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Lisa Lampanelli’s Long-Awaited Memoir Finally Hits Stores

“L.L. Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and now the greatest of them all, Lisa Lampanelli. Lisa will steal the show every time, whether it’s on my radio program or on any stage anywhere. I love Lisa and so should you…a true original and a brilliant comedy mind.” – Howard Stern

“Lisa is the most outrageous comic we have ever had on The Tonight Show.” – Jay Leno

“By boldly poking fun at everyone including her chocolate daddy lovin’ self, Lisa releases us from a prison of cultural guilt. She’s more than a standup, she’s a standout.” – Jim Carrey

“Every generation has a female comic that destroys the conventional wisdom that only men can be raunchy and funny. Lisa Lampanelli is this generation’s choice.” – Carlos Mencia

“An unbelievably great comedian. What she does is not easy in the environment we live in today. And Lisa pulls it off. Lisa is awesome.” – Larry the Cable Guy

“Lisa can tie me down to a bed any time!” – LL Cool J

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — We all love chocolate…but few of us love chocolate the way Lisa Lampanelli does. Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean, the down-and-dirty roaster who has humbled the likes of Pamela Anderson, Larry the Cable Guy and Gene Simmons, brings us CHOCOLATE, PLEASE: MY ADVENTURES IN FOOD, FAT AND FREAKS (It Books; On Sale: September 15, 2009; Hardcover; $24.99).  With her no-holds-barred, jaw-dropping memoir, Lampanelli addresses racial, sexual, and religious taboos — tearing them to shreds and leaving no stereotype untouched.

The only woman who can be described as “a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen,” Lisa has an opinion on every subject under the sun, and in CHOCOLATE, PLEASE she happily dishes on everything from why all white women should date black men, to the virtues of codependency, to how a stick of butter can serve as a substitute for parental love and attention. Lisa also offers her dangerously hilarious “Rules to Live By,” irreverently skewering subjects personal and universal with equal fervor…herself included.

Because she has made a career of going there about subjects from which other comedians shy away, Lisa describes her addictions to men and food – both, by the way, chocolate – in honest, forthright detail. Lisa’s accounts of her at-times hilarious struggles with both are evocative not only for the antics resulting from her bad habits, but also for the emotional pratfalls that kept her stuck in her ways. Every woman has faced a moment when she has been tempted to just settle, be it in her professional or her personal life. In CHOCOLATE, PLEASE we watch Lisa realize her self-worth, and become comedy royalty.

Whether she’s raking in the laughs at rehab among fellow patients with eating disorders, or telling her friend Howard Stern how she really feels about the men she dates in front of a nation of listeners, Lisa Lampanelli is always ‘killing it.’ Her unexpected combination of naughty and nice, totally honest and totally outlandish, is enough to make anyone fall for her. CHOCOLATE, PLEASE is a treat for fans who will get to know the off-stage Lisa for the very first time – and it’s an opportunity for Lisa to tempt a whole new set of readers with something a little sinful.

About the Author

Lisa Lampanelli skyrocketed to comedy fame thanks to her show stopping performances on the Comedy Central roasts of Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, and Flavor Flav. Most recently, she served as Roastmaster for the roast of Larry the Cable Guy. She is a regular guest on The Tonight Show and The Howard Stern Show, and her live standup show continues to sell out in theatres across the country. Her CD/DVD Dirty Girl was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2007. Lisa’s first HBO special Long Live the Queen premiered to spectacular numbers in early 2009. Visit her at


My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks

By Lisa Lampanelli

It Books; Hardcover

On Sale September 15, 2009

304 pages / $24.99

ISBN: 9780061733154

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