For Release: February 11, 2015

Star Trek Fans Can Now Own A Piece of The Future’s Past

LA-based Propworx’s Star Trek auctions in 2015 boldly go where no auction has gone before.

(Valencia, CA–February 11, 2015) –Propworx (, the entertainment industry’s leading auction house specializing in the sale of screen-used Star Trek props, costumes, set pieces, and memorabilia, predicts its upcoming Star Trek auctions will engage more fans of the venerable TV/film franchise than any similar event to-date. “Our online auction service opens bidding up to fans from around the world,” explained Alec Peters, Propworx president and founder. “Several items only require opening bids as low as $50 – $100; that means every Star Trek fan has an opportunity to own a piece of sci-fi history at a very affordable price.”

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For Release: January 20, 2015

AgencyFinder’s 2015 Growth and Survival Tips for Marketing Firms

AgencyFinder’s CEO provides five tips on expanding business and attaining new clients in the coming year.

(Richmond, VA; January 20, 2015) – Because the coming year poses new business expansion challenges for advertising and PR firms, AgencyFinder, the marketing industry’s largest online search and selection service, has released the top five ways to recruit new clients in 2015.

The team looked closely at the primary obstacles faced by the leading marketing and business publications over the past six years, and with the results, were able to identify the top five ways to land new marketing clients in the new year.

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For Release: December 03, 2014

Think it’s time to find a new ad agency or PR firm?

After conducting thousands of public relations and advertising agency searches and reviews, a leading industry agency search consultant shares three factors you need to put into perspective, first.

(Richmond, VA; Dec. 03, 2014) – Marketing assignments from brands around the world – worth millions (and sometimes billions) of dollars – find new homes with new marketing, advertising and PR firms every week. “Don’t let the pace of account turn-over trick you into thinking the market is growing,” warns’s Chairman and CEO, Chuck Meyst. “In fact, when an economy experiences a slow rebound like ours, account turnover is a sign that marketers are being more creative and thoughtful with regard to whom they entrust their brands and their money.”

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For Release: November 10, 2014

It’s Not Too Late: CEO reassures clients there is still time to find the perfect ad agency of PR firm before 2015 arrives.

(Richmond, VA; Nov. 10, 2014) – “In a slowly recovering economy like what we’re experiencing today, it’s easy for businesses to put off key marketing decisions like finding and hiring a new marketing services agency,” warns Charles Meyst, Chairman and CEO of “The problem with that is that putting off an agency search in the last quarter of the year could delay the start of your marketing efforts for the coming year – and you will have set yourself up for failure.”

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For Release: November 12, 2012

Emergency Readiness Program
Lights Up The Night

Light Towers USA and Terex Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts with Portable Lighting and Power

Andover, MA, Nov. 12, 2012 – Light Towers USA has extended emergency production services and distribution coordination for critical lighting and backup power in support of Hurricane Sandy victims. Maintaining one of the largest Terex® light tower fleets for disaster readiness in the nation, Light Towers USA was able to provide near-instant access to technical and logistics support, mobilizing emergency lighting overnight in support of dozens of communities and major population areas all along the eastern seaboard.

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For Release: August 27, 2012

QC company purchases Mama Bosso Pizza:
Local entrepreneur plans to add jobs and new products

Quad City-based American Food Styles, LLC announced its acquisition of Mama Bosso Pizza from RCM Smith, Inc. and intends to add new products to the brand along with new jobs at the firm’s Rock Island location.

(Rock Island, IL) -American Food Styles, LLC (AFS) has purchased the assets of RCM Smith, Inc, manufacturers of Mama Bosso Pizza, based in Rock Island, IL. AFS is headed by Scott Florence of Bettendorf.

Mr. Florence has founded AFS, dedicated to owning, consulting and purchasing food brands focused on authentic food styles. “Mama Bosso Pizza is a regional pizza brand that has a great opportunity for growth,” says Florence. “Ninety-five percent of Americans eat pizza once a week, and frozen pizza is especially popular here in the upper Midwest.

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For Release: July 10, 2012

Family Health:
Happy Feet.

A new laser technology used to treat toenail fungus is available by Orthopaedist Dr. Pam Davis of Foot & Ankle Specialists of Davenport.

(Davenport, IA) – Putting our best foot forward in summer just got easier for those who suffer unsightly toenails from fungal infections. While many prefer air-conditioned feet clad in sandals and flip-flops during the summer, it’s also the season’s heat and humidity that creates the perfect conditions for this type of infection.

“People who often go to public swimming pools, gyms, or even athletes who sweat a great deal, can contract toenail fungal infections,” explains Davenport Orthopedic Surgeon Pam Davis, M.D., Foot & Ankle Specialists. “If your toes don’t have the opportunity to dry out, you are at higher risk.”

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For Release: June 12, 2012

Family Health:
Watch the eyes this Fourth of July

Davenport Opthalmologist, Dr. Leonardo Antaris, provides eight tips for making sure your kids play it safe with fireworks this July 4th.

(Davenport, IA) -It’s estimated that early 6,000 Americans spent part of their Fourth of July holiday in the emergency room in 2009 due to fireworks injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Of those, fireworks caused an estimated 1,600 eye injuries. The injuries included contusions, lacerations and foreign bodies in the eye.  Some injuries even caused permanent vision loss

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For Release: March 15, 2012

Family Health:
The Nose Knows

If you’re being treated for sinus problems two or three times a season, it may be time to see a specialist, according to QC Otolaryngologist Ralph R. Tyner, MD.

(Davenport, IA) – Breathing, blowing, smelling and sneezing are, to most people, the nose’s main functions.

Any of them can be more difficult when the sinuses are inflamed and can’t drain properly. Commonly, a cold will stuff up an adult’s nose two or three times a year, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. And of course, allergies can also clog the works, especially when pollen counts head upward in the spring and summer months. Read the rest of this entry »

For Release: February 17, 2012

Family Health:
A Young Bettendorf Mother
Beats the Odds and Colon Cancer 

At thirty-nine, Gina Boubon was diagnosed with colon cancer and has gone on to beat the disease, living cancer-free for nearly six years.

(Davenport, IA) – Cancer. It’s a scary word and easy to get caught up with the word “colon” instead of the word cancer. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Anyone over 50 is at risk, but colon cancer survival rate is 90% with early detection.

Forty-five year old Gina Bubon is one who has beaten the odds and wants to save other lives along with her own. Diagnosed with colon cancer at the young age of 39 (a disease people often associate with the over-50 crowd) Gina is adamant that no one ignore colon cancer symptoms.

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