Business News including New Offices and Management Changes


Business News including New Offices and Management Changes

Retex, the Largest Corporate Purchasing Consortium in the U.S., Partners with World Business Services

PETALUMA, Calif. -- World Business Services, Inc., founded in 1994, has contractual agreements with a myriad of vendors who provide one-of-a-kind programs designed to help businesses save money, improve efficiencies, and increase sales. By having several service providers available, World Business Services, Inc. is able to custom tailor a specific program to help any sized company, in any vocation, in the United States.

Action International, World's #1 Business Coaching Franchise Opportunity, Becomes ActionCOACH

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Action International, the world's #1 business coaching franchise, today announced it is changing its company name to ActionCOACH effective immediately. Among other benefits, the name change will give clients, potential franchisees and the general public an immediate understanding of the services that have propelled the company to the top of the business coaching field.

U.S. Facilities, Inc. Awarded Contract for Management Services at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in District Of Columbia

US Facilities IncPHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) awarded U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF) a five-year contract for facilities management and maintenance services at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building (TMFJB) in The District of Columbia.

Georgia Action International Business Coaching Franchise Announces New Name: ActionCOACH

Lee HuffmanDULUTH, Ga. -- The local, independently-owned office of Action International, the world's #1 business coaching franchise, today announced its corporate name is changing to ActionCOACH, effective immediately. ActionCOACH will continue to aggressively expand its mission to help small- to medium-sized businesses and their owners become more efficient, more productive, better focused, and more profitable through professional, objective mentoring and education.

Duncan Technology Group Completes Reverse Merger with Ascentia Biomedical Corporation

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Ascentia Biomedical Corporation ("Ascentia") (OTC Pink Sheets: ASCE) today announced that, effective November 28, 2006, it has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding common stock of Fortress Technology Systems, Inc. ("Fortress"), pursuant to a share exchange agreement. Ascentia acquired all of the outstanding shares of Fortress common and preferred stock in exchange for 254,531,004 shares of Ascentia common stock and 8,000,000 shares of Ascentia Series A Preferred Stock.

Numerica Corporation Expands Staff for Scientific Research, Development, and Software

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Scientific research, development, software, and consulting company, Numerica Corporation, has just announced the hiring of the following personnel: Randy Paffenroth, Ph.D. as Computational Scientist V, and Stephanie Chan as Research Scientist I.

Former Legislator Lynne Osterman Tapped to Lead Operations for GSP Consulting in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A specialty government and economic development consulting firm is extending its reach further into the Midwest as it announced today the opening of an office in Minneapolis. GSP Consulting, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced it will establish its 10th office in Minneapolis. Led by former legislator and leading bioscience advocate Lynne Osterman, the firm will bring to the marketplace its unique brand of government and economic development consulting.

Prime Companies, Inc. Acquires Mount Logic, LLC's Assets

YUBA CITY, Calif. -- Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: PRMC) announces that it has executed an agreement and has consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets from Mount Logic, LLC, including Mount Logic's Manufacturing Patents of ergonomic arms and mounts.

Utility Associates Inc. adds Robert Donohue to Board of Directors

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Robert W. ("Bill") Donohue, retired Senior Vice President - Electric Operations of Consolidated Edison, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Utility Associates, Inc. ( Utility Associates is a venture-funded mobile asset management hardware and software company serving the electric and gas utility, telecom, distribution, and government market segments.

Direct Mail Marketing Company Ballantine Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Ballantine direct marketingWAYNE, N.J. -- The Ballantine Corporation, a family-owned direct mail marketing company, is proud to announce their 40th anniversary in the direct marketing industry. Ballantine, based in Wayne, N.J., is a full-service direct mail marketing company that provides creative copy and design, print production, mailing services and one-to-one data-driven solutions to their clients.