?PS ? The New Clean? Wins Retailer Award for Best New Product of the Year

‘PS – The New Clean’ Wins Retailer Award for Best New Product of the Year

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 14, 2006

Retail grocers have recognized an innovative, germ-fighting hand spray (made by St. Petersburg, Florida-based American HomeHealth) with the ‘Retailer Choice’ Award in the Health and Beauty category at the annual Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Trade Show.

PS was launched earlier this year with a humorous ad during the Super Bowl and is currently being advertised on Oprah, Dr. Phil, Martha, and The Price is Right. The PS brand consists of a complete line of hospital-grade infection prevention products including hand soaps and sanitizers, and surface disinfectants. These products were adapted from the formulae used in hospitals and by doctors and dentists multiple times each day between patients as protection from copious strains of harmful bacteria. The surface disinfectants and wipes are effective against MRSA, Staph, and TB. AHH adapted the hospital product for home-use with a convenient Twizz-Top (spray cap and twist lock), the only hand sanitizer available to consumers by spray application. The hand spray contains the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride, an antimicrobial.

“PS appeals to the ‘Security Mom,’ the modern-day version of the traditional soccer mom, a busy woman who wants to keep her home as germ-free as possible for her active family,” said Ruly Lora, Chairman and CEO. “PS is reformulated with fragrance and repackaged for the consumer market with the industrial strength used by healthcare professionals.” Lora noted that new scents will be available in 2007.

Food Marketing Institute conducts programs in research, education, industry relations and public affairs on behalf of its 1,500 member companies – food retailers and wholesalers – in the United States and around the world. FMI’s U.S. members operate approximately 26,000 retail food stores with a combined annual sales volume of $ 340 billion – three-quarters of all retail food store sales in the United States. FMI’s retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, regional firms and independent supermarkets. Its international membership includes 200 companies from 50 countries. More information is available at http://www.FMI.org.

PS is widely available to consumers in all 50 states at retail chains such as Target and Publix. General information is available at http://www.PStheNewClean.com.


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Liquid Computing’s Brian Hurley Wins Next-Generation Executive Award

Liquid Computing’s Brian Hurley Wins Next-Generation Executive Award

Los Altos, CA & Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) April 5, 2007

Liquid Computing Inc., a developer of a new class of scalable computing system, congratulates its CEO and founder Brian Hurley for his recognition as OCRI’s Next-Generation Executive. The Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (ORCRI) award, presented last night, distinguishes Hurley as an individual who has guided Liquid Computing to success in less than five years.

“The Ottawa technology community is proud of Brian Hurley and his commitment to excellence,” said Jeffery Dale, President and CEO, OCRI. “Brian is a great example of the leadership and innovation that is found here in Ottawa. He plays an active role locally and is a strong ambassador for our city to the rest of the world.”

Winning Next-Generation Executive validates Hurley’s original vision for the company to bring disruptive change to the computing market and to create an innovative work environment. Since 2003, under Hurley’s direction, the Liquid Computing team has developed an entirely new class of server architecture to solve the performance issues associated with traditional architectures.

“Liquid Computing has marked significant milestones in its first four years,” said Brian Hurley. “We have done this by focusing on three goals – having the best team, delivering the best product, and doing the best we can for our customers. I thank our team for providing me with the means to be recognized by OCRI this year.”

For more information about the OCRI Awards please visit http://www.ocri.ca.

About Liquid Computing

Liquid Computing Inc. is first to deliver a new class of computer system called LiquidIQ™ to meet the needs of scalable computing users within Enterprise High Performance Computing and Software as a Service markets. LiquidIQ™ is an Interconnect Driven Server that delivers a set of managed computing and communications resources. It can be configured with software commands into one or several cluster configurations, shared memory or cache coherent server regions at best lifecycle economics and uncompromising performance, scalability and availability. For more information, visit http://www.liquidcomputing.com.

For more information:


Andy Church

Liquid Computing

613-592-2666 ext 212


Cerys Goodall

High Road Communications

613-236-0909 ext 184


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FreeBalance President & CEO Manuel Pietra Wins OCRI Next Generation Executive Award

FreeBalance President & CEO Manuel Pietra Wins OCRI Next Generation Executive Award

Ottawa, Canada (Vocus/PRWEB) April 08, 2011

FreeBalance, a For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE) software company that helps governments around the world to leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth, is pleased to announce that FreeBalance President & CEO, Manuel Pietra, won the Next Generation Executive Award at the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) Awards Gala last night.

OCRI explains that the Next Generation Executive Award was given to Pietra in recognition of the dynamic change he has led at FreeBalance. This change has resulted in a new corporate culture that includes Corporate Social Responsibility as the core to company mission. FreeBalance financial results continue to improve thanks to a growing international client roster.

“This honour is very much a recognition of the positive change that people at FreeBalance are helping make around the world,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO at FreeBalance. “Corporate social responsibility is core to decision-making at FreeBalance. As a for profit social enterprise, our mission is to help governments leverage our government resource planning technology to improve development outcomes for country growth.”

In mid-2006 following his appointment as FreeBalance President & CEO, Mr. Pietra initiated a new business strategy. This new business plan better addressed the global government market. Strategic goals were changed. The company re-organized. The new FreeBalance business model and planning process was based on the premise of earning “customers for life”.

Social responsibility at FreeBalance extends beyond providing tools for country growth and government transparency. FreeBalance is committed to supporting children’s programs in the developing world. FreeBalance has established partnerships with organizations such as SOS Children’s Villages to directly impact the lives of thousands of children.

Refining processes to be more customer-centric has resulted in improvements in FreeBalance sales execution and operational efficiency. The company is growing at a rate of 18-20% per year thanks to operationalizing and adapting the strategy originally developed in 2006. FreeBalance is active in 19 countries, including Antigua & Barbuda, Panama, Canada, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Mongolia, Namibia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Uganda among others.

FreeBalance software manages more than a quarter trillion ($ US) annual budgets worldwide. More than 70,000 users around the world use FreeBalance software to manage a global civil service workforce of 1,500,000.

About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit http://www.freebalance.com.

About Manuel Pietra, FreeBalance President and CEO

Manuel Pietra is a global executive with more than 20 years of successful management experience from companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Latin America. As President and CEO of FreeBalance, Mr. Pietra leads global growth strategies, organizational restructuring and customer engagement. Manuel Pietra has held executive positions on the boards of several international companies and actively participated in the venture capital arena. He holds a degree in Business Management from the South African Institute of Management and is a board member for the International Consortium on Government Financial Management (ICGFM). Mr. Pietra is multilingual and often speaks at high profile investment seminars and technology conferences across the world in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

About Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)

Leading the way for Ottawa, OCRI is the city’s economic development agency. OCRI is the rallying point to bring business, education, research and talent together to create the winning economic conditions that allow Ottawa’s knowledge-based companies to thrive locally and compete globally. At OCRI we promote sustainable economic development to maintain our high quality of life. For more information on OCRI visit our website at http://www.ocri.ca and for more information on the Ottawa Region please visit http://www.ottawaregion.com. In 2010, Ottawa was named one of the world’s top seven intelligent communities by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).

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Prevagen® Wins Vity Award – Voted #1 Brain Health Supplement

Madison, WI (PRWEB) June 22, 2011

The Vity Awards are sponsored by industry leading Vitamin Retailer magazine and honor the top selling vitamins and supplements in each category based on feedback from health food store retailers across the country.

Prevagen is the only supplement to contain the breakthrough ingredient ‘apoaequorin’, a naturally-derived protein from a jellyfish which is neuroprotective and proven to improve memory by addressing the age-related calcium imbalance in brain cells.

“We are very pleased Prevagen has become the preferred memory supplement in a short period of time,” says Quincy Bioscience President Mark Underwood. “Our customers have been telling us how much Prevagen has helped them with thinking, learning, and memory. We are thankful to receive this award confirming their experience.”

Calcium in the nervous system is a requirement for vital brain cell functions. Research has shown the natural course of aging produces calcium imbalances which affect the ability to remember. Apoaequorin helps restore calcium balance by buffering intracellular calcium and improve the health and function of brain cells leading to better memory.

Prevagen is available in health food stores and pharmacies nationwide. Retailers interested in carrying Prevagen can call (888) 814-0814 or visit http://www.prevagen.com/retailers/.

About Quincy Bioscience

Quincy Bioscience is a biotechnology company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Quincy Bioscience is focused on the discovery and development of novel compounds to fight the aging process. The company’s products focus on restoring calcium balance related to neurodegenerative disorders and other destructive age-related mechanisms.


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Boots Herbal Stores Wins Best Independent Retailer 2006 Award at UK Natural Trade Show

Boots Herbal Stores Wins Best Independent Retailer 2006 Award at UK Natural Trade Show

(PRWEB) October 12, 2006

On the 24th September 2006 the cream of the UK Health Food Industry gathered at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate to enjoy the prestigious annual Natural Trade Show Awards gala dinner, a much-celebrated occasion where industry excellence is rewarded.

The categories vary in order to acknowledge outstanding qualities in the diverse aspects of the industry. The most sought after accolade for the independent health food retailer is the Best Independent Retail Business Award that recognises among a diversity of store sizes and turnover, the store that shows the best ability to combine retail professionalism and profit with the natural health message and product. The judges are looking for first-rate business performance and management skills, retail innovation and progressive thinking.

Competitors cheered Keith Woolley, owner of Boots Herbal Stores as he accepted the award.

“Boots Herbal Stores is a well-deserved winner of Best Retail Business. It is a wonderful, modern cornucopia of a store with some of the best staff in the health food trade. The way that this is combined with a dynamic web enterprise is inspiring. Newcastle should be proud!”

John McKee – Chairman of the National Association of Health Stores

“Boots Herbal Stores continue to pioneer the highest quality products, and we will continue to support Keith and his team in every way possible.”

Gianni Quaglieri — Director of Operations Au Naturel

“Keith – A deserved winner. Keith is a retailer of the 21st Century.

His store and web operations provide the consumer with a very attractive and

seamless way to shop. The fact that Keith also runs the solgar.co.uk website really is quite ingenious. Keith is always full of fresh ideas and innovative ways in which to run his business, interact with the consumer and boost sales.”

Margaret Peet — Head of Natrol (UK) Ltd

For further information please contact Jenny Gay at Energetic Health +447801 492991/ +441483 575604



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