NET(net), Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire The Copperwood Group

Holland, Michigan (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

NET(net), Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive IT Investment Optimization Services, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Copperwood Group. The US-based Copperwood Group specializes in Executive IT Advisory Services for health systems, hospitals, providers and payers.

NET(net) will merge the services of the Copperwood Group into its NET(net) Healthcare division under the leadership of Matt Hartzman, Executive Vice-President. Key Copperwood Group Principals, Hal Fontinelle and John Barr, will join NET(net) as Senior Vice Presidents of Value Creation and Value Delivery for healthcare respectively.

The Copperwood Group acquisition adds considerable experience, while enhancing NET(net) Healthcares scope of services. The Copperwood Group has been delivering Executive IT Advisory Services to healthcare organizations since 2003, helping clients navigate the growing complexity of IT supplier relationships. These services have included technology assessments, solution design and implementation, contracting assistance, supplier management and governance, service level agreement development and management, and interim IT management.

Because of the way healthcare organizations plan for, deploy, and consume information technologies, they are particularly susceptible to sub-optimization, says NET(net) CEO Steven C. Zolman. Healthcare is at the top of industries that significantly overpay for IT. NET(net) has a long track record of success in helping clients significantly lower costs, improving the value of their technology investments. With the acquisition of the Copperwood Group, we are acquiring nearly a century of experience that has been exclusively focused on the healthcare industry, and an organization committed to serving the unique and demanding needs of healthcare clients for nearly a decade.

Copperwood Group co-founder and Principal and NET(net) Healthcare SVP of Healthcare Value Creation, Hal Fontinelle, says, Having been involved in the healthcare IT business for over 4 decades I have always felt that many healthcare organizations struggle with procurement of technology and related services. When I co-founded The Copperwood Group I wanted to create leverage for healthcare organizations in their procurement and negotiation of technical services and products and we were highly successful. NET(net) shares this core belief and brings a wealth of experience from other market sectors that will advantage healthcare IT buyers. I believe that that combined solution we are offering in NET(net) Healthcare can and will have a dramatic impact on optimizing health IT related expenditures by leveraging our collective strengths and experience.


Titan List & Mailing Services, Inc. Breaks Direct Mail Record

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

Titan List & Mailing Services, Inc., a leader in direct marketing in the mortgage industry, has announced a record breaking month for their mortgage department with direct mail advertising campaigns. In June 2012, Titan List serviced over 90 mortgage customers in one week, which resulted in over a million direct mail advertisements being designed, printed, and mailed throughout the United States.

Titan List & Mailing has been around since 1998, and started as a data list broker for mail and phone lists. The company expanded their operation to also include printing and mailing after noticing an integrity gap with other mail and print providers. While Titan List is firmly entrenched as a leading player in the mortgage industry, they have done direct marketing campaigns in various industries.

A primary factor for the record breaking month can be attributed to the surge in FHA and HARP 2.0 mailings. According to Jared Braverman, director of marketing at Titan List & Mailing Services, the FHA and HARP 2.0 programs have created frenzy in mortgage marketing with our clients, and have brought us many new clients wishing to capitalize on these opportunities. There are millions of homeowners stuck in high interest rate loans that have been unable to refinance, and these programs are exactly what they have been waiting for. All a mortgage shop has to do is get the word out to them, and thats where Titan Lists has been successful.

About Titan List & Mailing Services, Inc.

Titan List & Mailing Services is a full service advertising and design agency specializing in direct mail and mortgage marketing, mailing lists and data lists, internet marketing and SEO, and website design/ graphic design. Titan List has been around since 1998, and has a team of highly qualified individuals with experience in the marketing trends that fit your business. Unlike other agencies that source their work out, Titan Lists handles the entire campaign in-house – Data Lists, Design, Printing, Mailing, and Postage.

For more information please call or visit: | 800.544.8060 Ranks #23 On 2012 Inc. 500

Dumfries, VA (PRWEB) August 17, 2012, an industry leader in government event planning solutions, has made Inc. Magazines 31st annual Inc. 500 list, placing #23 in an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at Americas independent entrepreneurs, where future household names including Zappos, Zipcar, and Toys R Us first made their mark.

Launched in 2006, service-disabled veteran owned and operated offers a full suite of event planning solutions ranging from online registration to event staffing to onsite execution. With a team comprised of well-seasoned military and government event planning professionals, has delivered over 3,000 events for clients including the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Army, and the Army and Air National Guard. has become the leading event planning solution for the federal government, seeing 6,977% sales growth over the past three years.

We are thrilled to be recognized in the Inc. 500, and to be listed among such an impressive group of peers, said CEO Paul Trapp. The strides weve taken these past few years are a testament to our incredible team of employees, who provide event planning execution at an unparalleled level.

This year is FederalConference.coms first appearance on Inc. Magazines Inc. 500.

About is an industry leader in event and conference planning, offering a full suite of services including online registration, graphic design & color printing, event marketing, staffing, video production, A/V equipment and management, and food & beverage, transportation and child care management.

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EMANIO, Inc. Announces Fully Supported Business Intelligence Software Trial

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012

EMANIO, Inc. today announced a new program designed to make test driving its revolutionary 100% browser-based business intelligence software easy and simple. Through the new program EMANIO customers can take advantage of a fully-functional in-house install of the browser-based platform while enjoying the full support of EMANIO’s professional services staff for up to a full 15 days.

“This new program gives our prospective customers an ideal way of being able to get an in-depth look at our product without worrying about support or questions,” said Mr. Walter Paliska, EMANIO’s VP of Marketing & Analytics. “We recognize that purchasing a business intelligence platform is not a simple decisions, and testing a software platform using your own data is a critical first step,” continued Mr. Paliska. Through the new program, EMANIO customers can contact the company’s sales department to arrange for a fully supported evaluation. If approved, the client receives a fully functional software install along with full access to EMANIO’s technical support and professional services team to help during the evaluation period.


EMANIO combines almost 20 years of Data Integration experience with highly interactive and intuitive Business Intelligence, Analytics and Visual Data Discovery software solutions that enable large and mid-size organizations to make better business decisions quicker. EMANIOs Context! and Insight! products are highly intuitive, easy-to-use , browser-based Business Intelligence (BI), Dashboarding and Predictive Analytics solutions, designed using a state-of-the art, zero-footprint architecture for rapid deployment, fast ROI and low cost of ownership.

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Boulder Remodeling Contractor Melton Construction Inc. Changes Name to Melton Design Build

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 16, 2012

Residential and commercial remodeling contractor Melton Construction Inc., headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, announced today that it has changed its trade name to Melton Design Build. According to Ty Melton, president of the company, Our company was one of the first design build remodeling firms serving Boulder and the surrounding areas. We started offering design services shortly after we began doing business in 1993. Our new name, Melton Design Build, better reflects the full spectrum of architectural design and construction services we provide our clients. The company has also changed its web address to to reflect its new name.

Asked why the company uses the design build approach, Rick Johnson, Melton Design Builds general manager, explained The design build approach to remodeling is an easier, more convenient and less complex remodeling process for our clients. He continued, We find most homeowners and business owners find it very appealing. Its been our experience that for most types of remodeling projects, the design build approach we use is simpler, faster and can provide clients greater value. One of the reasons is that the ability to design and build a project to a specific budget is enhanced with this method.

With the design build remodeling process, the property owner selects a single design build remodeling contractor that works with the owner from the initial design discussions through to completion of the construction on the project. The design build contractor provides both the design and construction services. Selecting a design build remodeling contractor is different than selecting a construction-only contractor as it involves evaluating the contractors ability to provide the quality of design as well as the quality of construction the property owner is looking for.

Mr. Melton explained some of the benefits he believes design build offers. With design build the remodeling contractor designs the project so that it can be built within the agreed target budget. Since our staff architect who is designing the project knows construction costs intimately, the design is developed to fit in the overall design and construction budget from the beginning. And, as the contractor is responsible to the client for the entire process, if there is a problem with the design or construction, it is up to the design build contractor to resolve it. No time or money is wasted figuring out who is responsible to fix the problem. Its just a lot neater and simpler.

While not well known in some parts of the country, the trend towards design build remodeling has been growing over the past 25+ years. In many parts of the country, it is the dominant approach for many types of remodeling projects. Many of the design awards given by the remodeling industrys various competitions go to design build remodeling firms. Melton has won several of those awards for both commercial and residential remodeling projects.

Melton Design Build (formerly known as Melton Construction) headquartered in Boulder CO was founded in 1993 by Ty Melton. Melton Design Build provides architectural design, interior design and construction services to both homeowners and business owners primarily in Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Niwot, Gunbarrel, Erie, Lyons, Superior, and parts of the Denver, Colorado area.

Typical home remodeling projects for the company include: kitchen and bath remodeling, single and multi-level home additions including pop-tops, whole home renovations, exterior remodeling, and green or energy-related remodeling. For its commercial clients, Melton Design Build remodeling projects often include professional, medical and dental offices, retail and restaurants and most types of light commercial remodeling.

In addition to other awards and honors, Melton Design Build was named one of Americas Top Remodelers in 2011 by Professional Remodeler Magazine and was named a Big50 remodeling firm by Remodeling Magazine. The company is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Boulder Green Building Guild, Center for Resource Conservation, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and other trade and business organizations. The company is involved with or sponsors a variety of local civic groups.

RW Armstrong Merges with CHA Consulting, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

RW Armstrong and CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA), both large, multi-discipline engineering consulting firms, have merged to create a 1,200 person global firm operating out of 46 offices in the U.S., Canada, the Middle East, North Africa, and Azerbaijan. The merger is expected to create a workforce of 2,000 by 2016. Both firms will continue to operate under their own names.

RW Armstrong and CHA are two of the largest design firms in the U.S., both consistently ranking in the top 200 of Engineering News-Records annual top 500 design firms. Combined revenues position the firm to advance into the top 60. The merger creates a firm that offers full-spectrum architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) capabilities from planning and urban design to power and energy; aviation and rail to water services; and roads, bridges and highways to stadiums and higher education.

This merger unites two firms with a common strategic vision, passion and a powerhouse of talent, said Jim Wade, RW Armstrongs President. Our clients, whether theyre in Austin or Abu Dhabi, may have very different needs but share one common objective: theyre increasingly reliant on their AEC partners to deliver more than just on-time, on-budget results. Their success depends on our ability to be innovative and agile, to help them deliver exceptional value to their clients. The talent weve assembled has upped our game exponentially and will help us set the bar in our national and global markets.

On both sides, our employees are as dedicated to helping each other as they are to helping our clients, said Ray Rudolph, CEO of CHA. This drive to succeed, paired with a more-comprehensive mix of services and greater depth and breadth of talent, positions us to meet our clients complex business challenges, regardless of market. Not only does this merger benefit our clients, but it opens up exciting new personal and professional development opportunities for our employees around the world.

RW Armstrong’s advisory team was led by Infrastructure Services banker Stephen Clarke, a Managing Director at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC, and Brian Fennerty, a Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels. Anthony Norris and Sachin Shah of Ropes & Gray were the legal advisors for CHA.

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RW Armstrong is a global engineering consulting, design management, and architecture firm that brings dynamic thinking and strategic vision to clients around the world. Founded in 1961 in Indianapolis, Ind., the firm has grown to 500 employees and 16 offices in the U.S., Middle East, North Africa, and Azerbaijan. RW Armstrong is a single-source provider, delivering planning, design, architecture, project/construction management, building services, planning and urban design, and environmental planning services. The firm serves aviation, water services, municipal, transportation, Department of Defense, government, and developer markets. For more information, visit

About CHA

CHA Consulting, Inc., headquartered in Albany, NY, is a highly diversified, full service engineering firm providing a wide range of planning and design services to public and private clients throughout the U.S. and Canada. CHA was selected by Engineering News-Record / New York as their 2012 Design Firm of the Year. Founded in 1952 the firm has more than 730 employees in 30 offices from Maine to Florida to Texas. CHA serves a diverse range of end markets including transportation, utilities, rail, energy, aviation, environmental, education, industrial, health care, and municipal. For more information, visit

Digital Broadcasting and Proliferation of HDTV to Drive Growth in Broadcast Switchers Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 06, 2012

Follow us on LinkedIn A key hardware component used in film/video production for selecting or switching between different video and audio signals from multiple sources, a broadcast switcher has evolved into an indispensable element of video broadcasting, and an integral part of the entire video transmission process. Switchers are used across the production world, including edit suite, remote trucks, and control rooms, among other production facilities. Such is the importance of switchers in broadcasting industry that without the same, a fully integrated video and television production cannot be realized. For instance, without a master control switcher, programs cannot be pulled together or achieve cohesion while moving from one program to another, thereby making it impossible to achieve a fully integrated television production.

The broadcasting industrys transition from analog to digital broadcasting and rapid proliferation of high-definition television (HDTV), thanks to regulatory requirements as well as consumer demand for high-quality video content, have especially set the stage for development of global broadcast switchers market. Digital broadcasting especially creates a business case for switchers, as they make it easy for broadcasters to select source video feed and route it, thereby making the process of digital broadcasting workflow more efficient. Also, with consumers demanding broadcast of major programs such as live sporting events and music concerts in HD format, the ensuing need for equipment that can enable broadcasters to add special effects to premium content has resulted in increasing the demand for switchers.

The recent economic recession however had its impact on the overall broadcasting sector, as weak budgetary conditions and tight credit markets put temporary breaks on high-value infrastructure investments, thereby slowing down broadcast activity during the period. TV broadcasters especially suffered twin blow in recent years as the global economic recession took its toll on production budgets and squeezed advertising revenue. Establishing new broadcast facilities typically involves huge capital investment for purchasing broadcasting equipment such as cameras, camera control units, lighting equipment, converters, controllers, cables, digital audio mixers, on-field audio recorders, mobile video studios, encoders, video conversion software and most importantly switchers or vision mixers. Lack of sufficient investments during recession therefore, not surprisingly, caused considerable delays in establishing new studios or upgrading the existing facilities, and launching new programs or channels, thereby affecting industry prospects for equipment manufacturers, including switcher manufacturers during the period. Recovery in global economy in the year 2010 and the accompanying resurgence in growth fundamentals such as rise in consumer demand for high-quality premium content, increase in video production, and improvement in capital spending by broadcasters however helped put growth back on track in the switchers market. Acceleration in high-value projects such as production automation, digitalization and migration to HDTV and 3D formats also has and will continue to drive demand for advanced switchers over the next few years. Additionally, with new studios, channels and OB vans being planned, new orders for a range of equipment including switchers will only increase further in the upcoming years.

With TV broadcasters across the globe promising 24-hour programming, bringing several television channels and programs in high-definition format, the need to cut broadcasting costs and improve efficiency becomes even more critical. Against this backdrop, production automation, which helps in creating more programs with high level of efficiency and reduced costs, is therefore rapidly gaining attention. This growing focus on production automation is in turn driving rich prospects for production automation systems and its key components such as switchers, which allow program directors to shift from one camera to other and cue in graphics, all in an automated environment. Demand for hybrid automation systems is especially strong and poised to benefit from this trend are component devices such as routers, character generators, and most importantly, switchers.

As stated by the new market research report on Broadcast Switchers, Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market, with dollar sales from the region waxing at a CAGR of about 14% over the analysis period. Emerging markets such as India and China with booming broadcast sectors especially are making considerable investments in latest equipment design, thus driving opportunities for advanced switcher products in the region.

Major players in the global marketplace include Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd., Broadcast Pix, Inc., Evertz Microsystems, Ltd., FOR-A Company Ltd., Grass Valley USA, LLC., Harris Corporation, IHSE USA, Ltd., Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A), Inc., JVC Professional Products Company, Kramer Electronics Ltd., Miranda Technologies, Inc., NEC Corporation, Ross Video Limited, Semtech Canada Inc., Snell Group, Sony Electronics, Inc., and Utah Scientific, Inc., among others.

The research report titled Broadcast Switchers: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections in US$ Million for major geographic markets including North America, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific and Rest of World.

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Titan Transfer, Inc. Acquisition of USA Cartage, Inc. is Facilitated by Transportation and Acquisition Advisors, Ahern and Associates

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

Ahern and Associates, Ltd., the nations leading trucking and logistics acquisition firm has announced an additional completed transportation acquisition. This time, the deal involves one of the nations premier midsized trucking and logistics firms in Titan Transfer, Inc. Titan recently contracted Ahern to assist them in acquiring specific assets of Williamsport, MD based, USA Cartage Company. USA Cartage is an asset based regional carrier which generates revenues of approximately $ 12MM to $ 14MM annually. As is the popular trend nowadays in transportation, Titan stated that the acquisition of USA Cartage broadens the service offerings of Titans Truck Load and Logistics Segment, while expanding the companys capacity and customer logistics.

Andy Ahern, CEO of Ahern and Associates, has been leading the charge within the transportation industry in assisting trucking, logistics and warehousing companies in acquiring businesses which either expand their regional footprint or broadens their service offering to customers. When called upon to assist Titan, Ahern quickly located an opportunity which met Titans expansion plans while melding with their corporate culture. As with many smaller carriers, the ownership at USA Cartage was looking for the perfect opportunity to sell, while staying on and becoming a part of a larger organization.

Working with Titan Transfer and Phillip Edwards and Tommy Hodges was an honor and I am truly fortunate to have had an opportunity to interact with both trucking executives. This is the third acquisition we have been able to assist Titan with and it was an excellent opportunity for both Titan and USA Cartage, explained Ahern.

As a result of the number of acquisitions the firm has been engaged in, Ahern and Associates has been at the center of 2012s movement within transportation towards consolidation. Over the last several weeks, Ahern announced numerous closings for companies such as Roadrunner Transportation, Echo Global Logistics and numerous private investors. Recently, Ahern announced an astounding, eight new clients seeking acquisition opportunities within transportation.

Its clear that companies who wish to not only survive, but thrive within the current landscape of transportation are making a strategic decision to acquire companies to expand their reach and provide a broader array of services to their customers.

About Ahern & Associates, Ltd.:

Ahern and Associates is North Americas leading trucking and transportation management consulting firm. The skilled consultants at Ahern and Associates specialize in mergers and acquisitions of trucking and logistics companies as well as the restructuring and evaluation of existing carriers that seek to increase operating efficiency and improve profitability. Since 1987, Ahern and Associates has aided hundreds of buyers in the acquisition of trucking and logistics companies throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as assisting many transportation and logistics companies in reducing their overall operating costs and increasing their profitability. For more information, please call 602-242-1030 or visit


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Hospital Joint Venture between LHP Hospital Group, Inc. and Seton Family of Hospitals Establishes First New Hospital in Bell County, TX in 35 Years

Plano, TX (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

LHP Hospital Group, Inc. and the Seton Family of Hospitals recently celebrated the public unveiling of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights. The 192,400-square-foot facility represents a hospital joint venture between the two organizations and is the first new hospital serving the Bell County, TX, area in more than 35 years. The celebration included a ribbon cutting attended by mayors from the Central Texas region, state representatives, and other civic leaders.