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Business News Archive - April 09, 2009

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- American Legion United States National Commander Dave Rehbein will visit East-Syracuse based Defenshield Inc. on April 15th.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- EoPlex Technologies CEO, Arthur L. Chait was a guest presenter at the Annual Conference on MicroManufacturing for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 20th, Solar and Environmental Technologies Corp. (Solar - ETC) received the First Place Award for "Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Development" at the CleanEquity Monaco 2009 Emerging Technology Conference held in Monaco.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hall of Fame Astronaut John Glenn is putting himself on the auction block to raise money for college scholarships for top engineering and science students through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's online Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia opening today at www.astronautscholarship.org/auction.pl.

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Even with the economy in a severe downturn, consumers still are turning to certain types of new vehicles to tackle their lives head-on--whether it's commuting to work, carpooling kids to school or heading out for weekend adventures. Instead of piloting big, bulky SUVs, though, car shoppers are increasingly turning to crossover vehicles.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Coast Venture Forum presented Gillian Christie, Founder & CEO of Christie Communications (www.christiecomm.com), with their prestigious Joe Nida Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for her tireless efforts to promote the principles of Clean Business(TM) at the Clean Business Investment Summit(TM) held on March 26, 2009 in Santa Barbara, CA. "Gillian has worked with unflagging enthusiasm, drive, and dedication to promote the principles of ethical, Clean Business for decades," explained Jerry Knotts, President & CEO of the California Coast Venture Forum.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced plans to begin service in Allentown/Bethlehem, Pa., effective June 25, 2009.

AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hurricane Conference today honored the corporate sponsors of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes(R) at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot(R) at the Walt Disney World(R) Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with its Outstanding Achievement Award for Mitigation in recognition of their innovation and achievement in public awareness and mitigation advocacy.

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), a global leader in hydrogen fueling and infrastructure, today announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Nestle Waters North America, Inc.

Campaign Urges Public to Make Every Day Earth Day with Free Download of 'Wake Up and Smell the Planet' and Sweepstakes for Free Trip to Bonnaroo Music Festival SEATTLE, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Want a bright green future? Then join Grist and "Screw Earth Day!" Making a lasting impact for the planet isn't about what you do once a year on April 22 to eke out a little kumbaya for your karma.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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