Long Island Authors to Hold Vineyard Book Fair

More than 20 of Long Island's best authors will be at Martha Clara Vineyards on Sunday, April 22 from noon until 4 PM.

Riverhead, NY, February 15, 2012 -- Long Island Authors' Group http://www.longislandauthorsgroup.org, will have an array of authors whose works include fiction and non-fiction Adult, Young Adult, and Children's Books at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, Long Island, NY.

Admission to the book signing event is free and open to the public. It will feature live entertainment by “Hart & Soul”. Everyone who attends the book fair will be eligible to enter a free drawing for an Amazon Kindle e-Reader, courtesy of the Long Island Authors' Group.

"Martha Clara Vineyards has been the perfect venue to host our annual book fair. What a great way to spend the afternoon, sipping on wine, meeting new and exciting authors, and relaxing with a really good book," said LIAG’s president Kerriann Flanagan-Brosky. "Our authors consist of commercially published, small press published and self-published. They bring a unique diversity to the world of literature, and we're happy to showcase them there."

Authors attending include: Loraine Alderman, PhD, Kerriann Flanagan-Brosky, Yvonne Capitelli, J.P. Cardone, Ian Fydell, Tom Gahan, Gloria Golden, Christine Guardiann, Philip Keith, C.P. Knadle, Meg Harper-Lawrence, Sandy Lanton, Suzanne Litrel, Dorothy McPartland, Matt Pasca, Holly Patrone, Grace Protano, Linda Reid-Bryce, Jeff Rimland, Jim Roth, Richard Scheinberg.

The Long Island Authors Group is a not-for-profit corporation, 501c pending.

WHO: Long Island Authors Group.
WHAT: Book Fair, book signings, entertainment, wine tasting, free drawing for an Amazon Kindle.
WHEN: Sunday, April 22, noon - 4 PM
WHERE: Martha Clara Vineyard, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901
WHY: The public is invited to meet and chat with authors from across Long Island.

Media Contact:
Dorothy McPartland
Long Island Authors Group

Experts Connection Webinar Helps Recruiters Unlock LinkedIn to Find the Ideal Candidate

Recruiting Expert Jim Durbin Shares Secrets of Social Media Success for Job Search in "LinkedIn: Basic Training for Recruiting".

NOVATO, Calif. (February 15, 2011) -- Social media has become a mainstream tool for recruiters, especially LinkedIn, but many search professionals only have a rudimentary understanding of how to best use LinkedIn to identify and qualify the right job candidates. Drawing from his expertise as a social media headhunter, Jim Durbin will explain the core principles of using social media for recruiting in an Experts Connection (http://www.experts-connection.com) webinar entitled, "LinkedIn: Basic Training for Recruiting." This recruiters’ webinar for novice and intermediate social media users is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (http://www.netshare.com).

Recruiters are increasingly relying on the crowdsourcing and reach of social media platforms to uncover the most talented professionals, and LinkedIn has become their first online stop when seeking out candidates. LinkedIn now has more than 110 million professional profiles, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, which makes it a perfect resource for recruiters. Some companies are filling 25 percent of their open reqs using LinkedIn, and one company is filling 60 percent.

In this webinar, Jim will offer practical, step-by-step instruction explaining how to get the most from LinkedIn. Drawing from his experience training Human Resources departments for Fortune 500 companies, Jim will offer hands-on instruction into the best strategies for getting fast candidate search results from LinkedIn, including what a profile should contain what to look for, and how recruiters are shortening time-to-fill using LinkedIn.

Jim will provide point-by-point instruction that will apply to both independent and corporate recruiters, including:
- How to build your own social network to improve your time-to-fill;
- Connection strategies for novice recruiters;
- How to create a profile that gets the right candidates to ask YOU for a connection;
- Three ways to craft social media messages that generate the right response;
- Search skills that work both within LinkedIn and on other social media platforms; and
- How to find candidates outside your network of visible connections.

Those executives looking for new career opportunities or who are simply trying to expand their sphere of professional influence are on LinkedIn, which makes it the most powerful online destination for recruiters,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection webinars. “However, LinkedIn has become so expansive that it has become harder to navigate. It takes skill to identify those professionals with the ideal skillset to meet your recruiting needs. Through his experience with social media and human resources, Jim has become a master at using LinkedIn to find the right candidates, and this webinar will certainly offer new tips and techniques for every recruiting professional.”

The cost of the Experts Connection seminar is $100, and access is provided via web and telephone. A web archive also is available for registrants. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at http://www.experts-connection.com.

About James Durbin:
Jim Durbin is a retained search headhunter and trainer specializing in social media. As a blogger and business owner, Jim is an expert and frequent speaker on such topics as online employment, recruiting blogs, and using social media in the hiring process. His prior experience includes account management for a national staffing firm where he was a top performer. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and lives in Dallas.

NETSHARE (http://www.netshare.com) is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

Annette DiSano
(415) 883-1700

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 259-5638

Physicians Testify that IAPAM's Symposium with Botox ® Training is an "Exceptional Value"

From its comprehensive hCG training to hands-on botox ® training, the first 2012 reviews from physicians for the IAPAM’s suite of training programs have been just been published. Physicians rate the IAPAM’s Botox ® Training and hCG Training as a “5 star value.”

Las Vegas, Nevada, February 15, 2012 -- Unanimously, physicians rave about the physician-lead training provided at the IAPAM’s unique and respected Aesthetic Medicine Symposium (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com) and the associated hCG Physician Training (http://www.hcgtraining.com). This is the only training in North America to offer hands-on, live demo and didactic instruction covering botox ® training, laser training, hCG training, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, and the business of adding aesthetic medicine to a practice – all in one weekend.

The IAPAM’s (http://www.iapam.com) Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with botox ® training is different than any other educational program offered in North America. No other program in the U.S. offers this combination of comprehensive training in all the minimally invasive modalities in 2 days. The IAPAM is where the world’s physicians, of all medical specialties, come together to learn and share their experiences in aesthetic medicine. The IAPAM offers a suite of aesthetic medicine training programs from botox ® training to hCG training, along with aesthetic practice business training and membership in the IAPAM offers long term support to physicians adding botox ®, hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) and other aesthetic medicine treatment to a practice. Finally, unlike programs offered by a private company, attendees of the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium receive certification by the IAPAM, a voluntary professional association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession.

Reviews from physicians tell the story. Since 2006, over 1,000 physicians have taken the IAPAM’s aesthetic medicine training: Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, Physician hCG Medical Weight Management Training, Botox ® Training, Dermal Filler Training, Advanced Filler Training, and Chemical Peel Training, and in January 2012, here is what they have said:

- “Great! Good venue. Good handouts. Great speakers….I liked the enthusiasm and believed the [speakers] were genuine. Also [appreciated] the ’showing’ how to do [each modality] without incurring great cost.” D. Roberts, MD (Jan ‘12)
- “All of the topics were of interest to me. I had done some research to determine if I should pursue aesthetics, and these topics re-enforced my findings. All the speakers presented well. Jeff kept the program upbeat and on time. Accommodations were excellent! Really appreciated looking through Dr. Linder’s office and practice [PCA Skin Clinic].” M. Summer, PA-C (Jan ‘12)
- “Entire program was new to me. Today’s lectures added to and reinforced what I read. Jeff Russell was very entertaining, as well as informative.” G. Pope, MD (Jan ‘12)
- “Everything was [tremendous] value for money and time.” ~ J. Austin, Do (Jan ‘12)
- “Far surpassed [my expectations]. Excellent [and] awesome! I thought it was awesome, start to finish.” D. Suarez, DO (Jan ‘12)
- “I am excited to go back home and get this [hCG] going. Thank you for all the information.” ~ A. Igbinadolor, MD (Jan ‘12)
- “Excellent program!” ~ M. Bueno, NP (Jan ‘12)
- “This course was excellent! Information was especially useful and helpful.” ~ M. Ainbinder, MD (Jan ‘12)
- “Excellent information on how to implement [an hCG program] in my practice…..excellent training and course.” ~ R. Hernandez-Chuan, MD (Jan ‘12)
- “Lots of good stuff! All the documents and how to do the business, [very good] Very good handouts!” ~ D. Roberts, MD (Jan ‘12)
- IAPAM’s hCG Training shows “how profitable and [the] weight loss business can be.” ~ R. Camacho, MD (Jan ‘12)
- “Good education without bias both from the medical and business standpoint. I will recommend this program to other colleagues!” ~ A. Jamal, MD (Jan ‘12)
- The IAPAM’s hCG Training taught good “mechanics for setting up of an hCG program, and [good] financial aspects of running the program.” ~ B. Katsura, MD (Jan ’12)
- “The [IAPAM hCG] program is not hard to do safely, or to implement….and it is a 5 star value for money and time. The IAPAM answered ALL my questions.” ~ (Jan ’12)
- “Thank you for an excellent Medical Weight Management Program!!!” ~ A. Perez-Correa, MD (Jan ‘12)
- “Good conference, good reference material.” ~ O. Onyekwere, MD (Jan ‘12)
- “Great conference!” ~ D. Hughes, GNP (Jan ‘12)

The IAPAM’s hands-on botox ® training is offered in a multi-million dollar medical facility, not in a hotel room. Instruction on all the TOP 5 minimally-invasive procedures is lead by board-certified dermatologists and practicing physician experts. Join the hundreds of physicians who now have the IAPAM Advantage.

To register for the next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium in 2012, please contact Lynn at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, info@theiapam.com or visit http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/registration

Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc.

About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

50 West Palm Beach Families received Free Home Energy Makeovers from FPL for Valentine's Day

"Our energy makeover teams are helping make the lowest electric bill in the state even lower by sharing tips from FPL's energy efficiency programs and implementing easy, low-cost improvements that can save customers even more money," said FPL’s External Affairs Director Don Kiselewski.

Juno Beach, FL, February 15, 2012 -- In partnership with the City of West Palm Beach, Florida Power & Light Company recently gave 50 families in the Poinciana and Vedado Park neighborhoods a special Valentine’s Day present. The families received free Home Energy Makeovers, where FPL experts installed energy-efficient upgrades to help residents save money and lessen their impact on the environment by reducing energy consumption. FPL's Home Energy Makeovers also marked the kick-off for the City’s Fourth Annual e4 Sustainability Summit, a two week-long initiative designed to help residents learn how to incorporate green practices into their daily lives.

Approximately 60 energy experts from FPL and city employee volunteers traveled through neighborhoods to deliver the energy efficiency upgrades, which are expected to save these FPL customers, many of whom are senior citizens living on fixed incomes, as much as 25 percent on their utility bills.

Since 2006, FPL has installed extensive energy efficiency upgrades in 700 homes through the company's Home Energy Makeover program. The program cumulatively is saving the participants an estimated $140,000 combined each year.

FPL is proud to continue our partnership with the City of West Palm Beach, and help more residents in the area reduce their energy use and save on their monthly expenses,” said FPL’s External Affairs Director Don Kiselewski. "Our energy makeover teams are helping make the lowest electric bill in the state even lower by sharing tips from FPL's energy efficiency programs and implementing easy, low-cost improvements that can save customers even more money."

City officials, including City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and Commissioner William Moss, joined approximately 60 FPL volunteers and helped out with energy-efficient upgrades as part of the Home Energy Makeover team.

Giving our residents the resources to be more energy-efficient in their daily lives is a big priority for us, and the makeovers are the perfect start to our e4 Sustainability Summit,” Mayor Muoio said. “Our partnership with FPL helps give the residents of West Palm Beach the tools and information they need to save money and make a positive impact on their daily lives.”

A total of 12 Home Energy Makeover teams visited homes of pre-qualified customers for up to two hours each to install upgrades and educate homeowners about ways to reduce their energy usage. Upgrades included:

Repairing air conditioning ducts
Checking and installing insulation
Installing lifetime air conditioning filters
Installing compact fluorescent lights
Inserting refrigerator and freezer thermometers
Installing weather stripping
Installing water-saving showerheads and faucets

Most of these energy efficiency upgrades can be adopted by any FPL customer looking to make smarter, cleaner energy choices. Customers can learn about the improvements installed with Home Energy Makeovers by visiting the Energy Savings Toolkit section at http://www.FPL.com and taking a free, online Home Energy Survey.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/FPLvalentinesmakeover to see photos from the event.

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla. - based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit http://www.FPL.com.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408