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Port of Houston Authority
Delivering Java and Jobs to Stimulate the Houston Region's Economy
HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority, the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, the Greater Houston Coffee Association, and the City of Pasadena have announced the first Coffee and Cocoa Symposium will be held Thursday, October 20 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway in Pasadena, Texas. The theme "Java and Jobs: Creating Economic Stimulus in the Region" reflects the Houston region's rising stature in the global coffee and cocoa trade and the powerful overall role of these commodities in the area's economic development. The day-long event will feature networking and insights on business development opportunities within Houston's coffee and cocoa supply chain -- from shipping, warehouse storage and distribution, to roasting, packaging and retail marketing.
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
Pacific Sunwear Announces the Appointment of Wendy E. Burden as Chief Operating Officer
ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSUN) today announced that Wendy E. Burden has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer effective November 8, 2005. Ms. Burden will report to Seth Johnson, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for store operations, real estate and store construction, information systems, and the Company's distribution center.
First Horizon National Corporation
Consumer Reports Names First Tennessee Credit Card as One of the 10 Most Consumer-Friendly
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- First Tennessee Bank's Visa Platinum credit card was named by Consumer Reports magazine as one of the 10 most consumer-friendly credit cards. The list was compiled by CardWeb.com, a leading source of credit card industry data, which analyzed 10,200 card offers to determine which had the lowest costs and most customer-friendly terms based on criteria set by Consumer Reports. The 10 Most Consumer-friendly Credit Cards list appears in the November 2005 issue of Consumer Reports.
Silverado Financial, Inc.
Silverado Financial to Present at Instream Partners' Fourth Annual Value Below the Radar Conference
PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Silverado Financial, Inc. (OTCBB:SLVO), a mortgage banking company focused on non-prime borrowers, today announced that it will be a featured presenter at Instream Partners' 4th Annual "Value Below the Radar" conference Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., October 18, 2005 at the Park Hyatt in San Francisco. John Hartman, president and CEO of Silverado Financial, will give the presentation.