Salt Lake Comic Con Announces League of Heroes Ticket Giveaway Aug 30, 2014 02:18PM

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Lake Comic Con ( and ABC 4 want to celebrate the heroes in Utah's schools and have created a League of Heroes to recognize these heroes for a chance to win Salt Lake Comic Con tickets for their entire school.

"Salt Lake Comic Con fans are known around the world for celebrating heroes. In April Governor Gary Herbert declared April 17, 2014 as Heroes Day. We want to continue this tradition and celebrate those students that make Utah and our communities a better place to live and play," said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer.  "League of Heroes recognizes those students that are a shining beacon of light and hope in this world. And to celebrate those hero students we are giving them tickets to attend Salt Lake Comic Con."

All Utah based elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are eligible to win. Salt Lake Comic Con and ABC 4 will select five winning schools from across the state.

Nominees should tell us about the heroes in their school and why they should be recognized by Salt Lake Comic Con. Nominees need to post on the Salt Lake Comic Con Facebook wall or on our website with a message or video about the school being nominated and tell the story of why they should win.  There will be five winning schools.  Prizes include:

  • One grand prizewinning school will win tickets for all the students and staff.
  • There will be four (4) runners-up.  Each runner-up will win tickets for their entire grade.
  • Another 1,000 tickets will be awarded for staff picks for the unique entries

The deadline for submission is Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM MDT.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 4, 201 4 at 11:00 am at the Salt Lake Comic Con kickoff press conference.

"Salt Lake Comic Con really appeals to students and they are some of our biggest fans. Kids that read comics learn valuable reading, science and technology skills that help them succeed in the world. They learn the difference between good and evil and what defines a hero. Comic book heroes serve as valuable role models that make a difference in life," said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. "Rewarding students for their heroic efforts is a natural fit for Salt Lake Comic Con and these types of actions are things we want to encourage."

Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 is September 4-6, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake Comic Con's first event was the largest first year comic con in North American history. It's the largest event ever to take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center. This year's convention is expected to draw more than 120,000 attendees and promises to be the best show yet. To find out more about Salt Lake Comic Con or to buy tickets, visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website.


Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions in partnership with Media One of Utah, a joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Dan Farr Productions is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena. Dan Farr Productions is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at:,,

Press Contacts:Jeremy KartchnerSnapp Conner PR(801)

Bryan BrandenburgSalt Lake Comic Con Chief Marketing Officer(323)

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Hal Holbrook performing Mark Twain Tonight Sept. 4 at his prep school alma mater Aug 30, 2014 02:02PM

CULVER, Ind., Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook, a 1942 graduate of Culver Military Academy, will return to his alma mater Sept. 4 for a performance of his highly-acclaimed one-man show Mark Twain Tonight.

The opening production of Culver Academies' 2014-15 Huffington Concert Series, the performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium on the campus. A limited number of tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling (574) 842-7058.

"There are places on this campus where I have lived and died ... and out of that I got me," Holbrook has said of the prep boarding school he attended from 1938-42.

In the Fall 2011 issue of Culver Alumni Magazine, Holbrook recalled that at the start of his senior year he needed an easy course with one hour of credit to graduate. A friend told him "there was no homework in dramatics class. That did it. That got me onstage. When I actually went out onstage I realized that people were listening to me for the first time in my life. Really listening. That's when the acting bug bit me."

Holbrook is completing the 60th consecutive year of his legendary solo show, having performed it more than 2,250 times. Holbrook has won several awards for Twain, including the Tony and a special Drama Critics' Circle Award. His 90-minute CBS television special was nominated for an Emmy Award and seen by an audience of 22 million. 

Holbrook was Culver's first Man of the Year in 1967-68 and was inducted into the Academies' Arts & Letters Hall of Fame in November 2004. He also returned to campus in 2002, speaking to an all-school assembly. In 2010, he released the first volume of his autobiography Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain.

He last performed Mark Twain Tonight at Culver in 1962, marking his first appearance in Eppley Auditorium, which was completed in 1959.

About Culver Academies

Located on Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Ind., Culver Academies is a boarding school offering a college-preparatory curriculum for boys and girls in grades nine through 12. 

 In 2014-15, Culver has an enrollment of 827 students representing 38 states, the District of Columbia, and 23 countries. Approximately 20 percent of the students are international, coming from such countries as Canada, China, Ecuador, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Culver's mission is to educate its students for leadership and responsible citizenship by developing and nurturing the whole individual through integrated programs that emphasize the cultivation of character. 

Founded in 1894, the boys' school, Culver Military Academy, is based upon a military-type system used to teach self-discipline, responsibility, and leadership. Culver Girls Academy, founded in 1971, and is based upon the prefect system, with girls practicing democratic self-rule to achieve similar values.

For more information, visit


Doug Haberland(574) 842-8365


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Search Engine Optimization and Digital Marketing Agency Boulder SEO Marketing Announces Fall 2014 Training Schedule Aug 30, 2014 02:00PM

Superior, Colorado (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

Boulder SEO Marketing, a Colorado-based digital marketing agency offering SEO training and consulting service to companies worldwide, announced today that it has published its fall 2014 training schedule. Additional information and registration for its online marketing classes are available at

Boulder SEO Marketing's search engine optimization and online marketing training classes and workshops are designed to help attendees gain an advantage over their competition, allowing them to get more leads from their website, create brand awareness, and ultimately achieve more sales.

Chris Raulf, founder and SEO training expert at Boulder SEO Marketing's, notes, "Most prospective customers and students I talk to simply struggle with implementing a winning online marketing strategy that will improve keyword rankings and overall organic search traffic from Google and other search engines to their website." He continues: "We are very excited to have teamed up with the Boulder Marketing Group, BVSD Lifelong Learning, and Carbon8 to offer a variety of hands-on digital marketing classes and workshops this fall in Boulder and Denver."

The following events have currently been schedule and additional classes and workshops will be added later on this year:

   •  September 25, 2014 from noon - 2:00 pm: Boulder Marketing Group Brown Bag Meeting - Boost Your Website's Visibility and Increase Traffic Without Buying Paid Ads
   •  September 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Introduction to Google Analytics (hosted by BVSD Lifelong Learning)
   •  October 1, 2014 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Getting Started with Google Webmaster Tools (hosted by BVSD Lifelong Learning)
   •  October 7 & 14, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Search Engine Optimization and Digital Marketing for Small Businesses (hosted by BVSD Lifelong Learning)
   •  October 9, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Search Engine Optimization 201 Workshop – Power Boost Your Visibility on Google

Targeting business owners and marketing professionals in charge of online marketing efforts, web designers eager to deepen their SEO knowledge, marketing consultants, and anyone wanting to refresh their online marketing, SEO, social media and content marketing knowledge. Participants will learn the strategies and tactics needed in order to practice digital marketing like an SEO agency.

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Boulder SEO Marketing assists businesses around the globe with all of their search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), social media and content marketing training and consulting needs. Our goal is to empower small and medium sized businesses to be able to plan and execute a scaled, successful, online marketing campaign that will increase a company's visibility in search engine listings, increase organic search traffic to a website and convert site visitors to leads.

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NDB Advisory Announces Comprehensive Expansion of PCI DSS QSA Compliance & Consulting Services for Texas Merchants and Service Providers Aug 30, 2014 02:00PM

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

NDB Advisory announces a comprehensive expansion of PCI DSS consulting services for Texas that will now include operational, technical, and security products for the ever-expanding and growing Payment Card Industry compliance mandates. From policy and procedure writing, to Level 1 onsite assessments – and more – NDB Advisory is a full-service compliance firm for today's demanding Texas businesses. As for today's Texas businesses that store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data, being compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) provisions is now more important than ever.

Call NDB Advisory PCI-QSA Charles Denyer at 214-298-8532, or email him at cdenyer(at)ndbcpa(dot)com to learn more about PCI DSS consulting services for Texas businesses.

With their expansion of service lines, NDB Advisory now offers the following PCI DSS consulting services for Texas:

   •  PCI DSS Gap Analysis and Readiness Assessment findings
   •  PCI Policy and Procedure writing services
   •  Level 1 onsite assessments for merchants and service providers
   •  Penetration Testing
   •  Vulnerability Scanning
   •  General strategy and consulting services
   •  Administrative filing with the applicable card brands for compliance reporting

Merchants, service providers and all other organizations exhibiting a true and credible nexus with cardholder data should seriously look into the PCI DSS standards for beginning the process of becoming compliant. It can be a costly and challenging endeavor – if not properly planned – so call PCI-QSA Charles Denyer today at 214-298-8532, or email him at cdenyer(at)ndbcpa(dot)com. NDB Advisory, your PCI consultants for Texas.

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NDB Advisory Announces Expansion Into Texas to Include Austin PCI Compliance QSA Auditor Services for Merchants and Service Providers Aug 30, 2014 02:00PM

Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

Looking for Austin PCI compliance QSA auditor services, then contact NDB Advisory and their lead PCI-QSA Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 or his cell at 214-298-852 or email him directly at cdenyer(at)ndbcpa(dot)com. Charles has performed numerous PCI DSS Level 1 on-site assessments for businesses in both Dallas and Austin and can help deliver an efficient, cost-effective, yet comprehensive PCI DSS audit process.

As the hub of information technology for the state of Texas, Austin is dynamic, fast-paced, and an industry leader the tech sector. But with this title comes many responsibilities, such as ensuring systems that store, process, or transmit cardholder data are safe and secure. Ultimately, this requires that businesses undergo an annual PCI DSS on-site assessment by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) as licensed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

NDB Advisory's Austin PCI compliance QSA auditor services include the following:

   •  Level 1 on-site assessments by a PCI-QSA and issuance of Reports on Compliance (RoC).
   •  PCI DSS Readiness Assessments and Remediation Services
   •  PCI DSS Policy and Procedure Writing Services
   •  Penetration Testing
   •  Vulnerability Scanning

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