Emergency Preparedness Expert Larry Frank a.k.a Mr. Prepared™ Focuses on Tornado Preparedness This July

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 24th, 2008

Mr. Prepared™, America’s expert in preparedness, focuses his attention on tornado safety and preparedness throughout the month of July.

 Orlando, Fla. – July 24, 2008 – On the heels of several damaging tornadoes hitting the United States this summer, emergency preparedness expert Larry Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Prepared™, is spending extra time on his website to focus on tornado safety and preparedness. Mr. Prepared™ is well known for his relentless urging of families and individuals alike to be prepared for any emergency situation through planning and communication.  This month, Mr. Prepared has written blogs and articles on the subject of tornado safety for families, stressing the importance of being prepared for any emergency situation, particularly tornadoes.   The most comprehensive piece that Mr. Prepared™ has written, is a free special report for visitors to his popular website, http://www.mrprepared.com, entitled “The Top 10 Tornado Survival Facts.”

 This brand new special report, which is being offered for free to all visitors, is an invaluable resource for those looking to prepare their home and their family in case of a tornado.  The report includes topics such as, “How to Prepare Your Home,” “What Emergency Supplies You Need,” “Know What’s Fact – and What’s Fantasy” and “Know How To Help Kids Through The Crisis.”

 Larry Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Prepared, said, “It amazes me how many people think that just because they don’t live in the Midwest, they don’t need to worry about tornadoes. Tornadoes can hit anywhere and at virtually any time.  I’ve made my website the easiest place for you and your family to learn about disasters and easily find the products you need to prepare your home and family for a tornado, or any other emergency or disaster situation.”

 On his website, Mr. Prepared™ presents preparedness education, gives advice and offers a variety of emergency, disaster and survival kits.  The website acts as an online hub for information regarding emergency and disaster preparedness.  Families visiting the website will learn how to better prepare themselves and their home to withstand any disaster or emergency by learning from Mr. Prepared™.   Mr. Prepared™ also rates products on his “3P” system so families can know what they need to stay prepared. Since the launch of his website, Mr. Prepared™ also continues to offer another free special report entitled “The Top 10 Facts For Hurricane Survival.”

 For more information about Mr. Prepared™, please visit http://www.MrPrepared.com.

 About Mr. Prepared™:

 Mr. Prepared™ is the alter ego of Larry Frank, a self-described, “preparedness junkie.” After creating My Emergency Card® and spending many years as Chief Preparedness Officer (CPO) educating friends and family about the principles of preparedness, Larry realized that his message could ultimately help many if he were to take it to the internet.  Thus, MrPrepared.com was born.  MrPrepared.com is a website dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to be better prepared and serves as a central outlet where visitors can get all of the supplies they need to stay safe and prepared.  For more information and to download a copy of Mr. Prepared’s Top 10 Facts for Hurricane Survival visit www.MrPrepared.com 

Health and Exercise Franchise of SuperSlow Zone® Unveils New Facility With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 21st, 2008

SuperSlow Zone® Silver Creek, Calif. a distinctive health and exercise franchise opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the San Jose, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 Silver Creek, Calif. – July 21, 2008 – SuperSlow Zone® Silver Creek (San Jose), a distinctive national exercise and health franchise that offers SuperSlow® strength training, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the opening of its San Jose facility.  The ceremony was conducted by the San Jose Chamber of Commerce and was attended by various members of the Capital Connection BRN (from the Evergreen community).  Owner of SuperSlow Zone™ Silver Creek Marie Ortiz and her staff hosted a luncheon followed by demonstrations of the SuperSlow® strength training method to various members of the audience. 

 Also attending the ceremony were current SuperSlow Zone® clients and their spouses. These clients gave personal testimonies and feedback about the exercise program and the results they have seen.  One of the clients at the event said, “by being able to be successful in performing SuperSlow®, it translates into my ability to be successful into other challenges I take on.”  Other attendees stayed after the ceremony to evaluate the SuperSlow® method, many of whom expressing surprise at how challenging it was, given that the exercises are performed in a very slow, deliberate manner.

 Marie Ortiz, owner and operator of SuperSlow Zone® Silver Creek, said, “We are so grateful to the San Jose Chamber of Commerce, specifically Rick Gerhardt, for their support of this event and their willingness to help us spread the word about SuperSlow Zone® throughout the community.  It was a great opportunity to showcase our confidence in the results that can be attained by utilizing the SuperSlow method, both via our diverse and motivated clientele, and through the “volunteers” who were able to experience SuperSlow one on one.” 

 SuperSlow® has been the leading strength training protocol for more than twenty-six distinguished years.  The SuperSlow® method is an expert supervised, 20-minute, twice-a-week, strength training protocol that has proven to be the safest, most efficient and effective form of strength training available.

 For more information about SuperSlow Zone® Silver Creek please visit  http://www.SSZSilverCreek.com

 About SuperSlow Zone®, LLC:

SuperSlow® celebrates a 26-year history of helping people achieve optimal strength and health in minimum time. SuperSlow® strength training is the original, codified, accredited, high-intensity, low-force strengthening exercise protocol. It was created and developed by founder Ken Hutchins out of a $3.2 million osteoporosis study in 1982 at the University of Florida School of Medicine.

SuperSlow Zone® is a distinctive health and exercise franchise that exclusively delivers SuperSlow® strength training to busy people of all ages throughout the world, enabling them to achieve and maintain strong, healthy and attractive bodies. As the leader-in-the-field to create ‘the ideal clinical exercise environment’, the distraction-free, properly cooled and ventilated climate enables the client/patient and Certified SuperSlow® Instructor precision and focus in their to performance.

Additionally, clients may choose to benefit from Healthy Eating Coaching for optimal weight and health goals. http://www.superslowzone.com.

SuperSlow Zone® is accredited by the prestigious IACET (http://www.iacet.org).   IACET also accredits the American Physical Therapy Association, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and, Duke University Medical Center, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Corporate University, GE Healthcare and many others.   SSZ achieved and maintains this accreditation to ensure the highest standards of service and care for its clients.

 

Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, Appoints Linda Smith Marketing Associate

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 21st, 2008

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners, recently appointed Linda Smith, as Marketing Associate.

 Christopher G. Hurn, president and chief executive officer of Mercantile Commercial Capital, said Smith is currently a senior at the University of Central Florida.  Smith plans to graduate with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on marketing and mass communications, as well as a minor in English.

 For more information contact

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040Geof Longstaff, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, LV Communications, 407-644-4142  

Health and Exercise Franchise SuperSlow Zone® Helps Restaurateurs Increase Stamina With Workout

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 18th, 2008

SuperSlow Zone® – Sarasota, Fla., a distinctive health and exercise franchise of Orlando-based SuperSlow Zone®, LLC, provides numerous benefits for local restaurateurs with the SuperSlow® workout method.

 Sarasota, Fla. – July 18, 2008 – For the past 10 months, local husband and wife restaurateurs, Hank and Mary Lou, have been utilizing the SuperSlow® method of strength training at the SuperSlow Zone® in Sarasota, Fla.  Hank and Mary started utilizing the SuperSlow® protocol when they noticed that their stamina had decreased along with noticeable pain while working long hours at their catering business.

 SuperSlow® has been the leading strength training protocol for more than 26 distinguished years.  The SuperSlow® method is an expert supervised, 20-minute, twice-a-week, strength training protocol that has proven to be the safest, most efficient and effective form of strength training available. SuperSlow Zone’s® clients are men and women who seek a professional service that delivers maximum results in a minimum amount of time.

 Mary Lou, the 69-year-old restaurateur and client of SuperSlow Zone® – Sarasota, Fla. said, “In just 10 months of workouts at the SuperSlow Zone, my full blown 

osteoporosis has improved dramatically. Recent tests show my bones are equal to those of an 18 year old! How exciting is that?  Other workout benefits includegreater muscle strength, more endurance and energy, better balance and an improved overall sense of well being.  The staff at SuperSlow Zone® deserve great credit for their skill and dedication in helping me to achieve my workout goals.”

 Mary Lou’s Husband, Hank, the 71-year-old restaurateur and client of SuperSlow Zone® – Sarasota, Fla. added, “When I first started with my program at SuperSlow Zone®, I was tired along with a loss of strength and very poor knee function. I also endured more pain than I could handle most of the time. At present, after 10 months, I have gained back a large amount of the strength that I had lost.  My knees, for the most part, are pain-free and I feel stronger overall.  I feel very good about my progress. I feel that the staff of SuperSlow Zone® has a lot to do with my progress.”

 Pam Kirscher, co-owner of SuperSlow Zone® Sarasota, Fla. and Certified SuperSlow® Instructor said, “Hank and Mary Lou often get only 4 to 5 hours of sleep at night, but faithfully come in each week with a smile to workout!  They always cheerfully follow their prescribed workouts with a “can do” attitude.  It is so great to see them gaining their strength back, making their work more enjoyable and fulfilling for them.”

 For more information about SuperSlow Zone® – Sarasota, Fla., please visit http://www.SSZtamiami.com.

 About SuperSlow Zone®, LLC:

SuperSlow® celebrates a 26-year history of helping people achieve optimal strength and health in minimum time. SuperSlow® strength training is the original, codified, accredited, high-intensity, low-force strengthening exercise protocol. It was created and developed by founder Ken Hutchins out of a $3.2 million osteoporosis study in 1982 at the University of Florida School of Medicine.

SuperSlow Zone® is a distinctive health and exercise franchise that exclusively delivers SuperSlow® strength training to busy people of all ages throughout the world, enabling them to achieve and maintain strong, healthy and attractive bodies. As the leader-in-the-field to create ‘the ideal clinical exercise environment’, the distraction-free, properly cooled and ventilated climate enables the client/patient and Certified SuperSlow® Instructor precision and focus in their to performance.

Additionally, clients may choose to benefit from Healthy Eating Coaching for optimal weight and health goals. http://www.superslowzone.com.

SuperSlow Zone® is accredited by the prestigious IACET (http://www.iacet.org).   IACET also accredits the American Physical Therapy Association, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and, Duke University Medical Center, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Corporate University, GE Healthcare and many others.   SSZ achieved and maintains this accreditation to ensure the highest standards of service and care for its clients.

 

Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC Reports it Closed on Four Commercial Loans in June that Totaled More than $8.2 Million

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 17th, 2008

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - July 17, 2008 – Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business, reports it closed on four commercial loans in June that totaled more than $8.2 million.

Christopher Hurn, president and chief executive officer of Mercantile Commercial Capital, said a $3.2 million loan to refinance an Orlando auto repair facility was the month’s largest.

            Some of the June loan closings included:

•   MDG Property Holdings, LLC and Best Choice Collision Center acquired a 13,000 square-foot stand-alone automobile service center in Orlando with a five-year fixed interest rate, 10 percent down and a 25-year fully-amortizing term.  The total project cost was $3,220,000;

 •   Copper Kettle, Inc. to renovate a 4,300 square foot restaurant facility in Nashville, Tenn. with a five-year fixed interest rate, 10 percent down and a 25-year, fully-amortizing term.  The total project cost was $1,300,000;

 •   ENC Realty and Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy to renovate a 28,100 square foot pharmacy in Franklin, N.J. with a five-year year fixed interest rate, 10 percent down and a 25-year fully amortizing term.  The total project cost was $3,005,000.

 Hurn said that since January, Mercantile Commercial Capital closed 22 commercial loans that totaled more than $35.3 million to finance $40.5 million in total project costs in thirteen states. 

 Despite widespread losses and generally diminished demand in the mortgage industry, the firm’s loan volume is up over the first half of 2007.  Their revenues are up 8.23 percent and profits up 6.84 percent during the first half of the year over the same period last year.   

 Hurn attributed Mercantile Commercial Capital’s growth to aggressive niche marketing and a sharp focus on small businesses owners.   “For the typical small business owner, access to capital is just as important during a robust market cycle as a slow growth period,” Hurn said.

Hurn said Mercantile Commercial Capital’s loan volume has increased steadily during each of its five years of operation.

             “We don’t anticipate that trend will change,” Hurn said.   

 For more information contact

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Robin Lashley, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, LV Communications, 407-644-4142

 

Orlando Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Roger Murray, MD Passes Phlebology Board Certification Exam

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 16th, 2008

Dr. Roger Murray, M.D., an Orlando based cosmetic surgeon, recently passed the first board certification exam administered by The American Board of Phlebology.

Orlando, Fla. –July 16, 2008 – In 2007, The American Board of Phlebology was established to improve the standards of medical practitioners in the field of phlebology and all aspects of venous disease. The Board establishes educational standards for training programs in phlebology and awards certification in the practice of phlebology.  According to the American Board of Phlebology’s website, phlebology is “the study of veins and venous diseases and disorders. Board Certified phlebologists have extensive knowledge of and training in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders and have met the standards of the American Board of Phlebology.”

This spring, Orlando Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Roger Murray, MD passed the first board certification exam in phlebology, and is now recognized as possessing the knowledge, experience and skills needed to provide quality care to phlebology patients. 

For more information about Dr. Murray, please visit http://www.themurraycenter.com. For more information about the American Board of Phlebology, please visit http://www.americanboardofphlebology.org.

About Dr. Roger Murray:

Dr. Roger Murray, M.D. is an Orlando, Fla. based cosmetic surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and is an expert in scar minimization techniques, aesthetics and anti-aging.   He has been in medical practice for 30 years and has recently trademarked Telemorx™, a daily supplement he created to help provide a boost of energy for patients who complained of feeling tired and run down.   

 Roger Y. Murray, M.D. graduated from Medical University of South Carolina, after which he did an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Family Practice.  He became board certified in Family Practice, and recently took his boards in Phlebology.  He has been in private practice in Altamonte Springs and recently moved to South Orlando. He has been the past Vice President of the American Society of Phlebectomy and recently served his term as President of the American College of Phlebology Surgery Section.  He co-authored the book Practice without Fear and wrote the book Forever Young and Healthy. His new book, which is due out next year, will describe a quantum leap in the delivery and cure of medicine and disease and will be titled Tele-Kinesthesiology. His hobbies are marble carving and photography, which has enabled him to have the unique esthetic touch that he is so well known for. He currently teaches cosmetic procedures in his office and is a trainer teaching physicians how to enhance the face with Scultra (Sanofi-Aventis.)

Emergency Preparedness Expert Larry Frank a.k.a Mr. Prepared™ Offers Free Special Report On Tornado Survival

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 10th, 2008

Mr. Prepared™ offers a free special report entitled “The Top 10 Tornado Survival Facts” on his website

 Orlando, Fla. – July 10, 2008 – In the midst of a summer full of extreme weather, including several damaging tornadoes, emergency preparedness expert Larry Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Prepared™, is offering a free special report for visitors to his popular website, http://www.mrprepared.com, entitled “The Top 10 Tornado Survival Facts.”  Mr. Prepared™ is well known for his relentless urging of families and individuals alike to be prepared for any emergency situation through planning and communication. 

 The brand new special report, which is being offered for free to all visitors, is an invaluable resource for those looking to prepare their home and their family in case of a tornado.  The report includes topics such as, “How to Prepare Your Home,” “What Emergency Supplies You Need,” “Know What’s Fact – and What’s Fantasy” and “Know How To Help Kids Through The Crisis.”  This is the second special report offered by Mr. Prepared since the launch of his website.  The first is entitled “The Top 10 Facts For Hurricane Survival.”

 Also on his website, Mr. Prepared™ presents preparedness education, gives advice and offers a variety of emergency, disaster and survival kits.  The website acts as an online hub for information regarding emergency and disaster preparedness.  Families visiting the website will learn how to better prepare themselves and their home to withstand any disaster or emergency by learning from Mr. Prepared™.   Mr. Prepared™ also rates products on his “3P” system so families can know what they need to stay prepared.

 Larry Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Prepared, said, “I hope that everyone will have a chance to read my report on tornadoes.  Sometimes just thinking through a plan for your family and discussing it openly can make all the difference should an emergency take place.  My goal with this report and the website is to ‘bring awareness to preparedness’ and help people get through an extremely traumatic and stressful event, such as a tornado, simply by being prepared.”

 For more information about Mr. Prepared™, please visit http://www.MrPrepared.com.

 

About Mr. Prepared™:

 Mr. Prepared™ is the alter ego of Larry Frank, a self-described, “preparedness junkie.” After creating My Emergency Card® and spending many years as Chief Preparedness Officer (CPO) educating friends and family about the principles of preparedness, Larry realized that his message could ultimately help many if he were to take it to the internet.  Thus, MrPrepared.com was born.  MrPrepared.com is a website dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to be better prepared and serves as a central outlet where visitors can get all of the supplies they need to stay safe and prepared.  For more information and to download a copy of Mr. Prepared’s Top 10 Facts for Tornado Survival visit www.MrPrepared.com

 

Mercantile Commercial Capital LLC Named “Business of the Year” by Seminole County Regional Chamber Of Commerce

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 9th, 2008

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, the five-year-old firm which specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for business owners, was recently named “Business of the Year” by the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce during the Chamber’s recent Chamber Choice Awards.

 The Chamber’s Business of the Year award recognizes businesses that demonstrate outstanding growth, sales and significance in Seminole County.

 Christopher G. Hurn, president and chief executive officer of Mercantile Commercial Capital, said the firm closed on 22 commercial loans that totaled more than $35.3 million since January of this year.  

 The firm’s revenues are up more than eight percent over the first half of 2007, while profits are up nearly five percent . . . even in this difficult economy.

 

For more information please contact

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Geof Longstaff, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, LV Communications, 407-644-4142  

Budding Entrepreneur Buys into High-End Men’s Barber Club

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 7th, 2008

WINTER PARK, FLA. — Adam T. Wonus, a Loan Acquisition Officer at Mercantile Commercial Capital (MCC), is the new co-owner of CARRS: The All-American Barber Club™ in Winter Park, right on Park Avenue.  The barber shop, located at 346 S. Park Avenue, will only be 2 blocks away from what will soon be MCC’s new location inside the headquarters of the Emergent National Bank.

 

Wonus, a budding entrepreneur and protégé of Christopher G. Hurn, President/CEO/Cofounder of MCC, is following Hurn’s recommendation to hold a grand reopening from July 14th until the end of the month.  As a way to redevelop the concept in prestigious Winter Park, the first 250 gentlemen to schedule an appointment at the CARRS Winter Park location, will receive a free haircut and straight razor shave. 

 

“I’ve always encouraged my employees to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset while they work here,” said Hurn.  “I’m glad Adam’s found such a great concept that’s so close to our future offices and will allow him to manage both his present career with us and this new enterprise down the street.”

 

“I feel very fortunate to have Chris as a mentor.  It’s not every day you get a guy in your corner that’s done as much as he has, even as young as he is . . . like starting and managing one of America’s fastest-growing companies [Mercantile was #245 on last year’s Inc. 500 list],” said Wonus.  “Few business owners are as confident and encouraging as he has been with me about my CARRS purchase.”

 

Health and Exercise Franchise SuperSlow Zone® Announces Sale of Houston, Texas Territory

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jul 7th, 2008

SuperSlow Zone®, a national health and exercise franchise, announces the sale of franchise territory in Houston, Texas for development of up to 47 locations.

 Orlando, Fla. – July 7, 2008 – Madeline Ross, CEO of health and exercise franchise SuperSlow Zone®, announced today the sale of the SuperSlow Zone® territory of Houston, Texas.  The purchaser, Opel Zone, LLC, is now the Master Licensee of SuperSlow Zone® locations in Houston, Texas and plans to develop up to 47 new SuperSlow Zone® locations. Laura and Chris Opel and Debbie Lindsey-Opel and Peter Opel are the managing partners of Opel Zone, LLC and will work in concert with the Master Licensee of San Antonio, Texas, Harvey and Marjorie Mabry, to brand SuperSlow Zone® in their respective territories. 

 SuperSlow Zone®, LLC will continue to focus on additional territory sales for its distinguished health and exercise franchise in the Texas area and across the United States.  Ross said of the sale, “This team has tremendous drive and diverse yet complementary business skills. They are all around great people!  I know that the expertise of this team will provide a strong foundation for the continued growth of SuperSlow Zone® throughout the great state of Texas.”

 SuperSlow® has been the leading strength training protocol for more than 26 distinguished years.  The SuperSlow® method is an expert supervised, 20-minute, twice-a-week, strength training protocol that has proven to be the safest, most efficient and effective form of strength training available. SuperSlow Zone’s® clients are men and women of all ages who seek a professional service that delivers maximum results in a minimum amount of time.

 For more information about SuperSlow Zone® please visit http://www.SuperSlowZone.com.

 About SuperSlow Zone®, LLC:

SuperSlow® celebrates a 26-year history of helping people achieve optimal strength and health in minimum time. SuperSlow® strength training is the original, codified, accredited, high-intensity, low-force strengthening exercise protocol. It was created and developed by founder Ken Hutchins out of a $3.2 million osteoporosis study in 1982 at the University of Florida School of Medicine.

SuperSlow Zone® is a distinctive health and exercise franchise that exclusively delivers SuperSlow® strength training to busy people of all ages throughout the world, enabling them to achieve and maintain strong, healthy and attractive bodies. As the leader-in-the-field to create ‘the ideal clinical exercise environment’, the distraction-free, properly cooled and ventilated climate enables the client/patient and Certified SuperSlow® Instructor precision and focus in their to performance.

Additionally, clients may choose to benefit from Healthy Eating Coaching for optimal weight and health goals. http://www.superslowzone.com.

SuperSlow Zone® is accredited by the prestigious IACET (http://www.iacet.org).   IACET also accredits the American Physical Therapy Association, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and, Duke University Medical Center, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Corporate University, GE Healthcare and many others.   SSZ achieved and maintains this accreditation to ensure the highest standards of service and care for its clients.

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