Small-Cap Investor Conference, Set for September 23 PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Red Chip Review, the nation's leading source of independent research on small- and micro-cap stocks, will present an array of both value and growth stocks in San Diego on September 23, 1999. Senior management from 12 small- and micro-cap companies will present their stories at an investor conference hosted by The Red Chip Review at the Westin Harbor Island Hotel. Unify Corporation (Nasdaq: UNFY) leads the parade of presenting companies at 8 a.m. Its stock has nearly doubled since The Red Chip Review initiated coverage on July 28 -- spurred on by the announcement last week of an extension of its developer partnership with Red Hat Software and its Linux 6.0 operating system. With two decades of leadership in the database and application development field, UNFY has the experience and expertise in database connectivity crucial to businesses eager to create Internet revenue streams. Completing the day with its presentation will be Titan Corporation (NYSE: TTN), representing the more than 100 companies not followed by The Red Chip Review that are a part of the The Red Chip Register, an online product of RedChip.com featuring profiles of small- and micro-cap companies. Investors may access these profiles free of charge at www.redchip.com by clicking on the button "RedChip Register." * Bel Fuse Inc. (Nasdaq: BELFA) is currently increasing both its sales and engineering presence in the telecommunications and networking industries by developing and supplying custom magnetic components that filter interference in the new high-speed voice, data, and video applications. At 9x trailing earnings, BELFA is undervalued when compared to the industry P/E of 24x. The recent acquisition of Lucent Signal Transformer Group will enable BELFA to leverage its existing filter business and infrastructure. * Measurement Specialties, Inc. (Amex: MSS) boasts a five-year EPS growth rate of 26%. MSS' development and marketing of such digital electronic devices as electronic bath, kitchen, and postal scales, coupled with its ability to adapt advanced aerospace technology for consumer and industrial use, have noticeably increased revenues. The Company's goal is to achieve 50% of its revenues from the industrial sensor business by FY01. * Using its team of scientists, physicians, engineers, and business consultants, Exponent, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPO) solves product, equipment, and service failures for companies in over 50 technical disciplines. The Company's services range from fracture analysis to environmental risk assessment. EXPO has spent the past five years rebuilding itself while achieving a EPS compound annual growth rate of 45%. * Advanced Marketing Services (Nasdaq: ADMS) distributes discounted books to nontraditional outlets such as Costco, Sam's Club, Internet sites, and office product superstores. In FY99, the Company served 822 of the 832 membership warehouse club locations in the United States and Canada. With strong sales from bestsellers, and from the Oprah Winfrey book club titles, ADMS enjoyed a stellar 1Q00, increasing earnings on a year-over-year basis for the ninth consecutive quarter. A robust balance sheet ($30 million in cash, no long-term debt) suggests potential for expansion in two particular areas: e-commerce and international acquisitions. * From a single roll of film, Seattle Film Works (Nasdaq: FOTO) can develop prints, slides, images stored on a floppy disk or CD; deliver photos as digital images via email; and now, offer free scanning and archiving of photos on the Company's server for regular customers. FOTO's Web site, which currently holds more than 30 million images, should increase the Company's customer base. FOTO is also partnering with Vstream, which will allow FOTO customers to record a verbal message over the phone. The message is then sent as an audio attachment along with emailed photos. * Titan Corporation (NYSE: TTN) provides integrated communications and information technology solutions to the U.S. military, government agencies, and commercial businesses, as well as to a separate division in food pasteurization and medical product sterilization. TTN has annual sales of $400 million, with a current backlog of over $1 billion. Sales for 2Q99 grew 19%, with net income rising 32% over 2Q98. * Six years ago, Summa Industries (NYSE: SUMX) launched an acquisition campaign that has brought the Company to the forefront of the plastics industry. Over the past five years, sales have grown at 110% per year and earnings at nearly 35% per year. In 3Q99, revenue leapt 34% over the same period last year. SUMX meets the needs of manufacturers as they look to replace costly natural materials with light and durable plastics that perform as conveyor belts and chains for the food processing industry; as fittings, valves, filters, and tubing for the agricultural irrigation industry; and as lenses for commercial light fixtures. * Although the stock price of National R.V. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NVH) has risen over 7% in the past three months, we still believe the stock is undervalued. A manufacturer of Class A motor homes and fifth-wheel trailers, NVH has increased its revenues fivefold over the past four years, to $360 million. NVH plans to continue this trend by introducing several new models in the 2000 model year. * Supply, not demand, is the current challenge for the temporary staffing services industry. However, Barrett Business Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBSI) is continuing an acquisition strategy and holding its own with a 2.6% increase in revenues from 1Q98 to 1Q99. Overall margin improvements resulted in a net income increase of $0.10, compared with $0.05 in 1Q98. * Berry Petroleum Company (NYSE: BRY) locates, extracts, and sells crude oil and natural gas in the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles County. The Company capitalized on its own financial health as oil prices dropped in 1998, purchasing a 700-acre oil field in Placerita, Calif. BRY also owns three cogeneration facilities, which produce electricity and steam. We believe BRY is positioned to increase earnings substantially as oil prices rebound. "The Red Chip Review Investor Conference is a unique opportunity for individual investors to gain information on quality small-cap stocks directly from company management," said Marc Robins, editor in chief and publisher of The Red Chip Review, the event's sponsor. "Most investor conferences are targeted for retail brokers and institutional money managers. The mission of The Red Chip Review is to make available to individual investors information that is generally available only to Wall Street professionals." The Red Chip Review Investor Conference is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westin Harbor Island Hotel in San Diego. Tickets are free for subscribers of The Red Chip Review, $30 for nonsubscribers, and $45 at the door. Each ticket holder receives the latest two-page comprehensive analysis on each of the presenting companies that are covered by The Red Chip Review. A nutritious sit-down lunch also will be provided free by The Red Chip Review. A reception sponsored by the presenting companies will begin at 4:30 p.m. Investors will have an opportunity to meet the top executives of this promising group of companies, which have been screened through Red Chip's demanding selection criteria and tough objective analyses. Typically, companies followed by The Red Chip Review are undervalued and underfollowed, yet they show exciting promise. Because they are smaller, they are usually nimbler in taking advantage of opportunities, and are often in the early stages of development. They tend to be fast-growing, possess a leading technology, or in some way have a unique story. The Red Chip Review provides in-depth research and analysis on approximately 200 publicly traded small-capitalization companies across 28 industry sectors. The Red Chip Review is published biweekly. Visit the Red Chip Web site at www.redchip.com. Those unable to attend the conference in San Diego may hear it live over vcall.com. Beginning on Sept. 27, growth and value investors may listen to individual company presentations, also over vcall.com. Subscribers to StreetEvents.com may also hear the conference live over the Internet. 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