Remington College-Houston Campus to host Local Job Fair

November 12th event for job seekers

Houston, Texas. – (November 3, 2010) – Remington College-Houston Campus will be hosting a job fair on Friday, November 12th, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The job fair is open to the public and will feature employers from the Houston area, including:

  • Sephora
  • Visible Changes
  • Exclusive Expressions
  • Kelly Services
  • Trendz by Tammy
  • Check ‘n Go
  • First Convenience Bank
  • Topp Knotch Personnel
  • Pro Health Staffing
  • EZMONEY Loan
  • BBVA Compass
  • Capital One Bank
  • Vector Marketing
  • Contemporary Services
  • AlliedBarton Security Services
  • Workforce Solutions
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Mary Kay
  • PreCash
  • URS
  • Target
  • Trade Secret
  • Clear Services
  • Regency Tax Solutions

Business attire is suggested for job-seekers.

“We want to help benefit the Houston community by bringing together as many employers and job-seekers as possible for networking and discussions regarding potential job opportunities,” said Lashundia Brooks, Remington College–Houston Campus President.

The job fair will take place on the Remington College-Houston Campus, located at 3110 Hayes Road, Suite 380 in Houston. The phone number is 281-899-1240.

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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Pirate Expert Dispels Long-Held Myths on Ripley Radio – An On-Demand Oddcast

On the November 1 Episode of Ripley Radio: Renown pirate expert and collector Pat Croce dispels long held myths about the pirates of yore; Marc Hartzman tells of the reunion between the Bearded Lady Vivian Weaver and her long lost son; Buck Wolf reports on how Ripley’s helped little Eddie Munster find a new girlfriend; Marci reveals where one can rent new parents or a dog for an hour or a day; and Edward tells of his acquisition of rocket ships made out of vacuum cleaners.

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

Posted by Wellons Communications, an Orlando public relations firm.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Steps up to Help Ripley the Dog

Ripley’s donates money to help badly neglected namesake dog

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Nov. 2, 2010)Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is always in search of stories, facts and achievements that are unbelievable. Company officials recently discovered a story involving a dog that was so amazing and unbelievable and in so much distress that they had to step in to help.

Ripley’s is donating money to help a neglected dog in Houma, Louisiana. A poodle was found in a ditch with fur so badly matted that it couldn’t even walk.  The dog was literally a living,

breathing ball of hair (seen here at the right).

Staff at a local animal rescue group, My Heart’s Desire, rescued the dog, had his massive amount of tangled mane shaven off and gave him a very fitting name – Ripley.

According to shelter co-founder Tracey Lapeyrouse, they chose the name Ripley because “you would have never believed there was a dog under there. He didn’t even look like a dog. He looked like the elephant man. All you could see was his snout.” The company’s love for unusual animals comes directly from Robert Ripley himself, who owned many pets including a one-eyed dog name Cyclops.

Ripley has been given a good grooming, lots of TLC, and has been neutered. My Heart’s Desire is now looking for a permanent home for him.

Ripley Entertainment Inc., the parent of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is making a donation to the shelter and to Ripley’s future family. The company will give $400 to My Heart’s Desire and Ripley the dog will come with a gift card for a local pet store that his new owners can use for food, grooming, toys and other expenses.

“Ripley the dog is what Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is all about,” said Tim O’Brien, VP of Communications for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! “It’s unbelievable that a dog could even be in this condition, let alone survive and go on to potentially become a great pet for someone.”

This may not be the last time that Ripley the dog will hear from the people at Ripley’s. His story is being considered for the next Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book.

For downloadable images of Ripley the dog, please visit Ripley’s Newsroom.

Anyone interested in making a donation to My Heart’s Desire should contact Tracey Lapeyrouse

at tvlapeyrouse@hotmail.com or call the shelter at 985-226-4693.

Contact:

Tim O’Brien

VP Communications

Office – 615-646-7465

Cell – 615-496-5949

Obrien@ripleys.com

About Ripley Entertainment

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 80-plus 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.

Posted by Wellons Communications, an Orlando public relations firm.