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EXPERT ALERTS oDon't Get Burned This Holiday Season oNative Apps Are Not Dead – The Marketplace Is oHealth Care: A Struggling Industry No Longer Just a Federal Case oFacts About VA Loans oWhat Developers Need to Know Now That the Housing Market is Recovering oDonate Old Cellphones to Help Environment and Raise Money for Troops MEDIA JOBS oManaging Editor – BuzzFeed (NYC) oHealth Reporter – CBS/WWJ-AM (MI) oNewsroom Producer – Sirius XM Radio (DC) oNewswriter – KPIX-TV (CA) OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES oSix Secrets to Landing a Content Marketing Gig o#ConnectChat Recap: The Freelancer Economy oInteresting Expert of the Week, Facebook Diet Edition oUpcoming PR/Media Events **************** EXPERT ALERTS Expert Alerts are listings of ProfNet members who are available to discuss timely news topics. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact their media representative at the end of the listing. You can also find Expert Alerts online at http://bit.ly/pncalerts Don't Get Burned This Holiday Season Mike Wanstreet President Solucient Security "With all of the kitchen chaos, it's no wonder cooking fires are much more likely to occur on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. It only takes a minute for a kitchen fire to get out of control. So, along with all of your dinner ingredients, make sure you have a safety plan to keep your dinner from going up in smoke." Wanstreet is president of Solucient Security, which has provided a full array of security solutions to commercial and residential customers for more than 70 years. He can offer a number of tips to homeowners on fire prevention during the holidays. Media Contact: Sue Voyles, email@example.com Native Apps Are Not Dead – The Marketplace Is Brett Bauer Founder and CEO Shared2you, Inc. "The mobile application marketplace is broken. With over a million apps seen in the U.S. app store, and thousands added every month, it is simply too difficult and time-consuming for most people to find the apps they want or need. The key to solving the app discovery problem is harnessing the power of signaling to narrow the information gap. For example, a professor shares links to required educational apps with students; a director of nursing shares apps on the latest methods of treating patients with other health care professionals; and teens share the games they love with friends who receive a new smartphone for Christmas. New technology can reduce this sharing process to a singular action that enables large-scale app sharing through personal networks for the first time." Bauer is founder and CEO of Shared2you, Inc., which specializes in mobile application marketplace economics. He is located in Minnesota and is available for media interviews. Media Contact: Richard Berman, firstname.lastname@example.org Health Care: A Struggling Industry No Longer Just a Federal Case Craig B. Garner, Esq. Health Care Attorney Garner Health, LLC "For the struggling health care industry, reinventing its centerpiece -- the hospital -- is not only a critical financial component for success, it's the law. There is little doubt that this sector will attract billions in new money from private equity, but, at the same time, there is little guidance on the ways in which this infusion is best directed. Finding stability in an industry defined by its instability will be further complicated by the lure of investing in new technologies that promise to save the day, but investors should survey the landscape further than the edges of the Affordable Care Act. America's first hospital opened its doors 225 years ago, and the savvy investors should be mining for information within these four different centuries." Garner is the former CEO of a community hospital and an expert and attorney in health care law. He is on the Health Law committee of the State Bar of California and is an adjunct faculty member of the Pepperdine University School of Law, teaching hospital law. He is the author of "Hospital Stay: Health Care Made Simple." ProfNet Profile: http://www.profnetconnect.com/craigb_garneresq Website: http://www.craiggarner.com Media Contact: Maureen O'Crean, email@example.com Facts About VA Loans Chip Poli CEO Poli Mortgage "The Veterans Administration Mortgage Guarantee Program has proven to be a very valuable resource for veterans. The program is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and, over the years, has insured thousands of home loans for the men and women who bravely served our country, as well as the spouses of those killed in the line of duty. Originally conceived in 1944, the Veterans Administration Mortgage Guarantee Program was a way to defray some of the emotional and financial concerns of a man or woman returning from war." Poli can offer facts about VA loans. Media Contact: Faith Mayer, Faith@exposeyourselfpr.com What Developers Need to Know Now That the Housing Market is Recovering John McGrail CEO The Mayo Group "Developers across the nation are rejoicing as the housing market begins to show signs of recovery. Finally, after being sidelined for a while, it looks like there will be opportunities in the future to start new developments or to finish those that were abandoned when the crash occurred. The real question is: Now that the recovery has started, what do you need to know to be successful going forward? For starters, it is important to understand your target demographic. Is your area full of primarily renters or folks seeking to own a home? Are they transient (in an area that sees jobs turn over every two to five years) or are they more likely to be lifers that stay within the same geographic distance for their entire career? Once you have the answers to these questions, you will be better able to determine what type of development you are going to create." Media Contact: Faith Mayer, Faith@exposeyourselfpr.com Donate Old Cellphones to Help Environment and Raise Money for Troops Marc Leff Chief Operating Officer SmartPhoneTradeIn.com "According to EPA.gov, it's estimated that only 8 percent of cellphones get recycled; the rest are either lying around or sitting in landfills. With the holidays upon us, many consumers will be upgrading their cellphones and seeking ways to gain value from their old cell phones. One way to do this is to donate used cellphones, which helps not only the environment but also the organizations to which the donations are made." Leff is chief operating officer of SmartPhoneTradeIn.com, which is participating in a program this holiday season to help raise money for the troops. For every smartphone received for trade-in, the company will donate $5 to Operation Gratitude, to be used to provide care packages to veterans, U.S. troops and their families. Since2006, Operation Gratitude has raised over $150,000 throughSmartPhoneTradeIn.com's donation and recycling arm of its parent companyGRC Wireless, which has recycled over 6 million phones and pioneered the cellphonebuy-back and recycling business.Leff is based in Miami. Media Contact: Jerry Schranz,firstname.lastname@example.org *************** MEDIA JOBS: Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board: http://bit.ly/pncjobboard oManaging Editor – BuzzFeed (NYC) oHealth Reporter – CBS/WWJ-AM (MI) oNewsroom Producer – Sirius XM Radio (DC) oNewswriter – KPIX-TV (CA) See more listings here. ****************** OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES: Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at email@example.com oSIX SECRETS TO LANDING A CONTENT MARKETING GIG. The world of content marketing has become a go-to destination for creative types of all stripes. But what does it take to land a job? James O'Brien, a writer for the Boston Globe, shares how you can get the edge in an interview: http://bit.ly/WHgleb o#CONNECTCHAT RECAP: THE FREELANCER ECONOMY. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, we hosted our latest Twitter-based chat. "The Freelancer Economy" featured Bill Momary, CEO of Ebyline. You can read a recap of the chat here: http://bit.ly/RUxNYm oINTERESTING EXPERT OF THE WEEK, FACEBOOK DIET EDITION: The Interesting Expert of the Week column spotlights experts from within the ProfNet Connect community that we think readers and reporters will find interesting and timely. This week's spotlight is on Gemini Adams, author of "The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug With a Tech Detox": http://bit.ly/RYwdEQ oUPCOMING PR/MEDIA EVENTS. We regularly update our ProfNet Connect calendar to including upcoming events we think will be of interest to PR and media professionals. To see events taking place over the next week or so: http://bit.ly/10hhJ5k ******************** PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire. 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