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Unique Pizza and Subs
Unique Pizza and Subs Signs Agreement On First of Five Charlotte Locations
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation (Pink Sheets:UPZS) a Delaware Corporation, announces signing on another franchisee in the highly attractive and rapidly growing market of Charlotte, North Carolina. Ken Kraemer has purchased the franchise rights to a new location in the Lake Norman area, north of Charlotte. Site surveys have been completed and negotiations have begun on a lease within a high-traffic retail area. Unique Pizza and Subs is looking forward to rapid development within the region with four additional owners already committed to opening stores. James Vowler, Unique Pizza and Subs' President and CEO has been looking to develop the Charlotte market for some time; "I have always felt that the North Carolina market would be a perfect market for us to expand our business in. One of my goals when I founded the company was to expand throughout the southeast. We have many loyal investors and friends of the business in North Carolina, and we feel very optimistic that this will be one of our most successful markets."
Kinship Center-Canyon Acres
Canyon Acres' Event 'An Evening Under The Stars' Raises $135,000 at Antonello Ristorante
ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., Oct. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Canyon Acres Children and Family Services, a non profit organization committed to providing homes, care, treatment and supportive services for abused, neglected and emotionally troubled children and their families, netted $135,000 at An Evening Under the Stars, a benefit held at Antonello Ristorante. The event, co-hosted by I Padrini D'Antonello, took place on October 8 and raised money for immediate and ongoing children's expenses and programs.
CashEdge Unveils OpenNow/FundNow Multichannel Suite
NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- CashEdge, Inc., the pre-eminent provider of online funds transfers and the pioneer behind opening and funding accounts online, has launched a multichannel solution for new account acquisition. Responding to the broad demands of the financial services industry, CashEdge has expanded its OpenNow/FundNow online service to support multiple channels for account acquisition. The announcement was made today at CashEdge's Innovation 2006 Client Conference.
CashEdge Survey Confirms Consumer Demand for Value Added Online Banking Services
NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Seventy-four percent of the respondents say they prefer opening and funding a new bank account online, 80 percent surveyed expect a new bank account to be available for use the same day (41 percent said they expect it to be available immediately), and almost one third (33 percent) of consumers are interested in real time/immediate funds transfer even if it involves an additional fee, according to CashEdge's 2006 Consumer Online Banking Survey. Released today at CashEdge's Client Conference: Innovation 2006, the company's first-ever consumer study examined the online banking behavior and preferences of more than 400 consumers who use online banking functions.
StockGuru.com Announces Profile Coverage for Dragon International Group
DALLAS, Oct. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- John Pentony, Publisher for StockGuru.com, announced today that the web site has initiated Profile Coverage for Dragon International Group Corporation (OTCBB:DRGG). Dragon International Group is one of China's leading manufacturers and distributors of specialty paper products and packaging materials. DRGG is operating as a manufacturer and distributor of paper and integrated packaging paper products. DRGG has a distribution network covering east and central China. Dragon and its subsidiaries have cultivated strategic relationships with several of the world's largest and well-known manufacturers of paper and specialty packaging products.
BlueLinx Announces Preliminary Third-Quarter Results
ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North America, expects to report third-quarter net income in the range of $0.05 to $0.09 per diluted share on revenue of approximately $1.2 billion, based on a preliminary review of the company's unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2006. The preliminary results include a charge of approximately $0.05 per share related to cost reduction efforts. Gross profit margin for the quarter was approximately 10%, compared with 9.4% for the same period a year ago, when the company reported net income of $0.46 per share. Revenue declined approximately 17% from $1.45 billion a year ago.