Remington College-Honolulu Offers Complimentary Massages and Salon Services for People who Donate to Campus Food and Toy Drives

Help others during the holidays and get a massage, hair cut, manicure or pedicure in return

Honolulu, Hawaii – (November 22, 2010) – Remington College-Honolulu Campus is offering complimentary massages or salon services to people who donate to campus canned food and toy drives during the holidays.

November Canned Food Drive

Now through November 30, people who bring in a can of food will receive a complimentary hair cut, manicure or pedicure. The food collected will be given to a local food bank.

Students in the Paul Brown Institute at Remington College will provide the salon services with supervision from their instructors.

Appointments can be made by calling the Paul Brown Institute at Remington College at 808-587-8448. Walk-ins are also welcome. The school is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

The Paul Brown Institute at Remington College teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students have the opportunity to work with real clients in a salon-like setting.

The Paul Brown Institute at Remington College is located at 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 550 in Honolulu.

December Toy Drive

From December 1 through December 17, people who bring in a new, unwrapped toy will receive a complimentary 15 minute chair massage from students enrolled in the Remington College Massage Therapy diploma program. Students who are nearing completion of the program give massages as part of their internship in the on-campus Massage Therapy Clinic. The clinic is open Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm and on Friday from 9 am to noon.

Toys will be collected and donated to Toys for Tots.

Remington College is located at 1111 Bishop St., Suite 400 in Honolulu.

“There are so many families struggling to make ends meet in our community,” said Ken Heinemann, Remington College-Honolulu Campus President. “We want to help as many families as we can during the holidays and are offering some of our services in return for any canned food or toy donation.”

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow , Florida . Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/.

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eSchool Solutions Expands National Sales Team to Meet Growing Demand in Education Staffing Technology

Seasoned sales professionals Tobin Hannan and Scott Fry join eSchool Solutions

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2010) – eSchool Solutions®, the leading provider of technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, is adding new representatives to its national sales force this month.

Tobin Hannan and Scott Fry will focus on the consultative services and products that eSchool Solutions provides to school districts across North America.

“We’re more than just an education software company—we provide a wide range of services and expert consultants to help support school systems with all aspects of absentee management and professional development of teachers and substitutes,” said Lisa Welton, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for eSchool Solutions. “We’re excited to welcome both Tobin and Scott to our team as we continue to increase our staff across the country.”

Both Hannan and Fry share decades of experience in sales and consultative services. Most recently, Hannan served as a regional sales manager with Blackboard Inc. Prior to that, Hannan was a district sales manager with Windsor Management Group where he sold financial and HR solutions to the K-12 market and received an outstanding achievement award for exceeding his quota by 517 percent.

Fry is well-versed in the latest educational reforms centered on formative assessment, standards-based grading and reporting, and the use of data to understand student mastery and school and district performance.  Scott was an account executive with Schoolnet, Inc. where he developed working relationships with key state and local education leaders.

eSchool Solutions, which provides a suite of technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, services more than 600 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in the U.S. and Canada.

The company offers a range of technology-based products, including SmartFindExpress, which helps districts manage their substitute teacher pools; TeacherStudio, an online collaboration tool where teachers can share best practices and learn from one another; and Electronic Registrar Online, a comprehensive staff development and professional learning system.

To learn more about the company, visit http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/ or call 800-776-8774.

About eSchool Solutions

eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

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Ripley Entertainment Unveils new Concept for Guinness World Records Attractions

New high-tech and immersive family attractions will give guests an opportunity to have fun breaking world records through interactive exhibits

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2010) – Would you like to break a world record while on vacation? Ripley Entertainment Inc. will soon be giving millions of visitors that opportunity.

Ripley Entertainment Inc. today unveiled a new prototype of its popular Guinness World Records attractions at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions conference and expo in Orlando.

The new Guinness concept will focus on fun and interactive exhibits that will allow guests to experience what it’s like to try and break world records. But don’t worry – experience at pulling trains, breaking huge blocks of ice or being more than eight feet tall will not be required – technology will allow anyone to try their hand at things they only dreamed of attempting.

“The new concept will allow our guests to try and break both Guinness World Records and local records in a single visit,’’ said John Corcoran, director of Guinness World Records attractions. “Advanced technology will allow us to create very realistic, hands-on experiences that people have never done before. Guests will be immersed in a world of amazing feats and accomplishments.’’

The new Guinness attractions will feature about 75 interactive “challenge stations” for people to try and break records. Visitors will have plenty of opportunity for a fun and unique experience as they see how they measure up to different records – whether it’s kicking a field goal on a virtual football field or the most points ever scored in one turn in a game of Scrabble.

Ripley plans on starting construction of the new prototype in the coming year. Senior executives—including Ripley President Jim Pattison, Jr.—are marketing the concept to investors this week at IAAPA.

“This new record-breaking attraction has been in development for several years and it captures the excitement and ongoing interest that people have in Guinness World Records,’’ Pattison Jr. noted. “We feel this is going to be a very popular concept as it continues our trend of investing in interactive and immersive exhibits that will make great memories for our visitors. Our new design is one that encourages multiple visits, as people will want to come back and attempt to break their own records.’’

Ripley currently has five Guinness World Records attractions around the globe, with corporate-owned attractions in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Current Guinness World Records franchisees will be able to convert existing attractions into the new concept. Ripley Entertainment has designed the attractions to allow operators to pick exhibits or modules that best fit their needs for their specific location.

Corcoran explained that it could be very possible that no two future Guinness attractions will be the same.

The location for the premier prototype is still in the selection process. Destinations such as Orlando, Gatlinburg and several international locations are among those currently under consideration.

“Many of the destination discussions will be taking place this week at IAAPA,’’ Corcoran said.

Artist renderings of the new Guinness World Records prototype will be on display at the Ripley Entertainment booth at IAAPA at Booth 4803. The show will run Tuesday through Friday, Nov. 16-19 in the North/South Building of the Orange County Convention Center, on International Drive in Orlando.

Contact:

Tim O’Brien, VP Communications,
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
615-646-7465 – office
615-496-5949 – cell
obrien@ripleys.com

About Ripley Entertainment Inc.

Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com), keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is a global leader in location-based entertainment, entertaining more than 13 million annually at its 85 attractions in 11 countries.  In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

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America’s Top Clown Answers the Question: “Are Clowns Really Scary and Evil?” On Nov. 15 Episode of Ripley Radio Oddcast

In this episode of Ripley Radio: One of the world’s funniest daredevil clowns, Bello Nock, explains why some clowns scare while some make you laugh; Judika Illes describes a spell that you can put on your Mother-in-Law to make her love you more; Buck Wolf recalls how he got Bozo the Clown kicked out of the Clown Hall of Fame; Edward tells of Ripley’s acquisition of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic cane; and Tim bridges the gap between Shakespeare and clowns.

Ripley Radio – an On-Demand Oddcast

Ripley Radio is a journey through the weird, wacky, whimsical, wild, and totally unbelievable world of the odd, strange and unusual. Each show provides listeners with amazing and absolutely true tales of today as well as unbelievable facts culled from the extensive archives of the company that has been freaking out families for more than 90 years!

The broadcast is an unpredictable and fun-filled show that proves beyond all      dimensions that Ripley’s is indeed, the global authority on the weird, strange, bizarre and the UNBELIEVABLE!

You can enjoy Ripley Radio – An On-Demand Oddcast at the dedicated Ripley Radio website and in the Podcast section of iTunes.

Meet Ripley Radio’s Ensemble:

  • · Tim O’Brien, executive producer
    Vice President, Communications, Ripley Entertainment Inc.

  • “Ralf with an F” (Ralf Ingwersen)
    Director of Ghost Tours
    Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, St. Augustine, Fla.

  • Edward Meyer
    Vice President, Exhibits and Archives, Ripley Entertainment Inc.

  • · Marci Pikel
    Manager of Marketing & Production Services, Ripley Entertainment Inc.

For detailed information on each host, please visit the Ripley Radio website.

About Ripley Radio

Ripley Radio is owned by Ripley Entertainment Inc., keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand and is a global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 13 million guests visit its 80-plus world-wide attractions annually. The Orlando-based company also has divisions that oversee publishing, licensing and broadcast operations.  Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

Contact:

Tim O’Brien
Ripley Radio Executive Producer
VP Communications
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
obrien@ripleys.com
Office – 615-646-7465
Cell – 615-496-5949

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Remington College Donates Money to Cleveland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Cuts for Cause effort raised $354 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cleveland, Ohio – (November 10, 2010) – Remington College-Cleveland Campus will hold a check presentation event on Monday, November 15 to donate money to the Cleveland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The presentation will take place at 10 am at The Salon at Remington, located at 14801 Broadway Ave in Cleveland.

Sophie Surau, Executive Director of the Cleveland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be on hand for the event.

Remington College-Cleveland Campus held a fundraiser this month called Cuts for Cause as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students in the Remington College cosmetology school offered $5 hair cuts with all the proceeds going to the Cleveland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

A total of $354 was raised for the charity through Cuts for Cause.

“This was a great opportunity for our students to raise money for a worthy cause and save our customers some money at the same time,” said Patrick Resetar Remington College-Cleveland Campus President.

The Remington College Cosmetology Program teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students have the opportunity to work with real clients in a salon-like setting.

For more information, call 216-584-2490.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/

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Remington College-Lafayette Campus Holds Celebrations! Health Fair on Friday, November 12

Event provides free health screenings and information for the public

Lafayette, La. – (November 9, 2010) – Remington College-Lafayette Campus will hold a free health fair open to the public on Friday, November 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The event is the third annual Celebrations! Health Fair and will include:

  • Health screenings
  • Chair Massages
  • Aromatherapy samples
  • Ambulance tours
  • Door prizes

Information will be provided on a variety of health topics, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Drug addiction
  • Domestic violence

Remington College-Lafayette Campus offers education for people interested in pursuing an education in health care, including diploma programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Laboratory Assistant.

Based in Heathrow, Florida, Remington College offers career training through a variety of diploma, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs at 20 campuses throughout the United States, including an online campus.

The Celebrations! Health Fair will take place on the Remington College-Lafayette Campus, located at 303 Rue Louis XIV in Lafayette.

For more information, call 337-981-4010.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/.

Media contact:

Frank Wolff

Wellons Communications

407-339-0879 office

407-637-6000 cell

Frank@wellonscommunications.com

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Remington College-Tampa Campus Offers Complimentary Salon Services for People who Donate to Campus Canned Food Drive

Give a can, get a cut, manicure or pedicure during the month of November

Tampa, Fla. – (November 8, 2010) – Remington College-Tampa Campus is offering complimentary salon services – either a hair cut, manicure or pedicure – to people who bring in a can of food during the month of November.

The food collected will be given to Feeding America Tampa Bay.

“There are so many families struggling to make ends meet in our community,” said Dr. Rosalie Lampone, Remington College-Tampa Campus President. “We want to help as many families as we can during the holidays and are offering some of our salon services in return for any canned food donation.”

Students in the Remington College-Tampa Campus cosmetology school will provide the salon services with supervision from their instructors.

Appointments can be made by calling The Salon at Remington at 813-316-4470. Walk-ins are also welcome. The salon is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

The Remington College Cosmetology Program teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students have the opportunity to work with real clients in a salon-like setting.

The Salon at Remington College is located at 6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 400 in Tampa.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/.

Media contact:

Frank Wolff

Wellons Communications

407-339-0879 office

407-637-6000 cell

Frank@wellonscommunications.com

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Remington College-Mobile Campus Offers Complimentary Salon Services for People who Donate to Campus Canned Food Drive

Give a can, get a cut, manicure or pedicure during the month of November

Mobile, Ala. – (November 8, 2010) – Remington College-Mobile Campus is offering complimentary salon services – either a hair cut, manicure or pedicure – to people who bring in a can of food during the month of November.

The food collected will be given to a local food bank.

“There are so many families struggling to make ends meet in our community,” said Stephen Backman, Remington College-Mobile Campus President. “We want to help as many families as we can during the holidays and are offering some of our salon services in return for any canned food donation.”

Students in the Remington College-Mobile Campus cosmetology school will provide the salon services with supervision from their instructors.

Appointments can be made by calling Remington College School of Cosmetology at 251-342-4848. Walk-ins are also welcome. The school is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Remington College Cosmetology Program teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students have the opportunity to work with real clients in a salon-like setting.

Remington College School of Cosmetology is located at 4368 Downtowner Loop West in Mobile.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/.

Media contact:

Frank Wolff

Wellons Communications

407-339-0879 office

407-637-6000 cell

Frank@wellonscommunications.com

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Remington College-Memphis Campus Offers Complimentary Salon Services for People who Donate to Campus Canned Food Drive

Give a can, get a cut, manicure or pedicure during the month of November

Memphis, Tenn. – (November 8, 2010) – Remington College-Memphis Campus is offering complimentary salon services – either a hair cut, manicure or pedicure – to people who bring in a can of food during the month of November.

The food collected will be given to the Mid-South Food Bank.

“There are so many families struggling to make ends meet in our community,” said Dr. Lori May, Remington College-Memphis Campus President. “We want to help as many families as we can during the holidays and are offering some of our salon services in return for any canned food donation.”

Students in the Remington College-Memphis Campus cosmetology school will provide the salon services with supervision from their instructors.

Appointments can be made by calling The Student Salon at Remington College at 901-396-8625. Walk-ins are also welcome. The salon hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Remington College Cosmetology Program teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students have the opportunity to work with real clients in a salon-like setting.

The Student Salon at Remington College is located at 2741 Nonconnah Boulevard in Memphis.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/.

Media contact:

Frank Wolff

Wellons Communications

407-339-0879 office

407-637-6000 cell

Frank@wellonscommunications.com

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Remington College Campuses in Houston Offer Complimentary Salon Services for People who Donate to Campus Canned Food Drives

Give a can, get a cut, manicure or pedicure during the month of November

Houston, Texas – (November 8, 2010) – Remington College North Houston, Houston and Houston Southeast Campuses are offering complimentary salon services – either a hair cut, manicure or pedicure – to people who bring in a can of food during the month of November.

The food collected will be given to local food banks.

“There are so many families struggling to make ends meet in our community,” said Lashundia Brooks, Remington College- Houston Campus President. “We want to help as many families as we can during the holidays and are offering some of our salon services in return for any canned food donation.”

Students in the Remington College cosmetology school will provide the salon services with supervision from their instructors.

In the Greenspoint area: Appointments can be made by calling the Remington College-North Houston Campus at 281-885-4490. The salon is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In the Westchase area: Appointments can be made by calling the Remington College-Houston Campus at 281-597-1000. The salon is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In the Webster area: Appointments can be made by calling the Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus at 281-554-1790. The salon is open Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are also welcome at all three locations.

The Remington College Cosmetology Program teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students have the opportunity to work with real clients in a salon-like setting.

Remington College-North Houston Campus (Greenspoint) is located at 11310 Greens Crossing, Suite 300 in Houston.

Remington College-Houston Campus (Westchase) is located at 3110 Hayes Rd., Suite 380 in Houston.

Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus is located at 20985 Interstate 45 South in Webster.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/.

Media contact:

Frank Wolff

Wellons Communications

407-339-0879 office

407-637-6000 cell

Frank@wellonscommunications.com

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