The Palms Theatre Brings the Heat for Inaugural Musical Production Menopause the Musical® Kicks off the 2013-2014 Season

The Prather Entertainment Group is proud to announce the opening of The Palms Theatre in Mesa.

Mesa, AZ, October 02, 2013 – The Prather Entertainment Group is proud to announce the opening of The Palms Theatre in Mesa. Formerly known as Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, the grand opening will take place October 24, 2013 to kick off the 2013-2014 season with the runaway hit musical comedy, Menopause the Musical® , running October 24th through November 23rd, with both evening and matinee performances.

In a marketing association with Black Dog Promotions, Menopause the Musical® promises to be an audience favorite, as popular as it was when it ran at Prather Entertainment Group’s other theatres, where the musical routinely had sold-out performances. The show is a non-stop feast of singing, dancing, witty dialogue and parodies from the ‘60’s, 70’s and 80’s that will resonate with a wide audience.

Menopause the Musical® is set in a department store, where four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra accidentally meet at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast pokes musical hilarity fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is formed between these diverse women when they realize that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage” and is made easier with a bit of humor.

Menopause The Musical® is the work of writer and producer, Jeanie Linders. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics of the ‘60s and ‘70s and ‘80s. Disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” becomes “Stayin’ Awake,” Motown favorite “My Girl” is transformed into “My Thighs,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” switches to “In the Guest Room or on the Sofa, My Husband Sleeps at Night,” and “Puff The Magic Dragon” becomes the anthem to exercise, “Puff, My God I’m Draggin.’” It’s ‘The Hilarious Celebration of Women and the Change!’®

The Prather Entertainment Group is a family owned and operated company that follows one basic philosophy, “Give the guests great entertainment at a great value.” The company also owns The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida.

Black Dog Promotions is a media and business development agency and also provides digital marketing and publicity consulting for regional and national brands. Black Dog’s team has a long history of success in the entertainment, sports, technology and finance industries. They have taken companies from concept to millions of dollars in sales and billions of dollars in market capitalization. Find out more at

Tickets to Menopause the Musical® go on sale on Saturday, October 5th and are available at the box office, by phone; 480-924-6260 or online at .

Tickets can be purchased as individual show tickets either with or without a full buffet dinner, in groups of 15 or more, or as part of a season subscription. A full bar is also available at the theatre.

The Palm’s Theatre is located at 5247 E. Brown Road in Mesa, on the southeast corner of Brown and Higley Roads in the Alta Mesa Plaza.

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284

Chicago Area-Based Company Releases Online Financial Education Program

Financial Education of America, LLC announces release of Futurebuck course to increase financial literacy in young adults.

Arlington Heights, IL, USA (October 2, 2013) — Financial Education of America, LLC announces the release of Futurebuck, an online education course designed to teach young adults about financial, credit and debt management. Through a series of ten short, interactive video modules, the program covers essential financial topics such as credit cards, student loans and budget and money management. In light of the 2008 financial crisis, increasing problems with social security and impending $1 trillion student loan bubble, financial literacy is critical for any young adult.

For a limited time, the program will be given out free of charge. To access the program without charge, the user must register for the program on the website and use coupon code “100thanks.”

“Financial literacy has always been important, but in today’s challenging financial environment, young adults need to learn life’s financial skills sooner rather than later,” said Bob Reotutar, President of Financial Education of America, LLC, creator of Futurebuck. “Young adults often go to their parents to learn about finances, but parents are often too busy. Also, many schools do not offer courses in this area. Our program is ideal for students because we teach the important lessons of financial, credit and debt management and provide young adults with the necessary financial skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.”

Futurebuck is a unique program created for young adults, by young adults. The course modules are broken down into 4-7 minute video segments so students can stop and continue the course at any time. The program also includes quizzes at the end of each module to reinforce the course’s lessons.

The program was released August 19 and has reached over 30 states and four countries. In addition, Futurebuck was featured in and was reviewed by

About Financial Education of America, LLC
Financial Education of America, LLC seeks to improve financial literacy in young adults. The company created Futurebuck, a comprehensive, web-based education course that teaches in ten modules the essentials of financial, credit and debt management through a series of short, interactive videos. The company is also conducting a nationwide campaign to increase financial literacy in young adults. For more information about Futurebuck or Financial Education of America, please visit

Media Contact:
Bob Reotutar
Financial Education of America
200 N. Arlington Heights Rd. #215
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

IAPAM Announces Newest Date for Physician hCG Training: October 25, 2013

With all the talk of reductions in insurance reimbursements, it is more important than ever for physicians to set up non-insurance, cash- based revenue centers in their practices, including a weight loss (hCG) program. To support this initiative, the IAPAM announces the date for its next Physician hCG Training seminar, October 25, 2013, in Scottsdale, AZ.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (October 2, 2013) — With all the talk of reductions in insurance reimbursements, it is more important than ever for physicians to set up non-insurance, cash- based revenue centers in their practices, including a weight loss (hCG) program. To support this initiative, the IAPAM announces the date for its next Physician hCG Training seminar, October 25, 2013, in Scottsdale, AZ.

The IAPAM’s NEW Clean Start hCG Weight Loss Program is designed to assist physicians in helping their obese and overweight patients realize their weight loss goals. It is a comprehensive and complete weight loss program that includes:

– Detailed IAPAM hCG Program Protocols
– Patient selection criteria
– Common medical hCG contraindications
– Consent forms, medical history forms
– Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room
– Phone scripts & call logs for your staff
– Legal/Insurance considerations, and current FDA status
– hCG ordering information and special pharmaceutical hCG pricing
– Special hCG Facebook discussion forum
– VLCD/LCD diet programs
– Meal replacement diet programs
– Ketogenic based diet programs
– Utilizing B6/B12 injections in weight loss
– Using prescription appetite suppressants in weight loss
– Metabolism testing as a profit center
– Non-invasive body contouring, using the only FDA approved cryolipolysis technology, Coolsculpting by Zeltiq
– Listing of one’s hCG Clinic in the IAPAM’s hCG Diet Clinic Directory

The Clean Start hCG for Weight Loss Patient Kit is a complete solution for one’s hCG patients. This industry-leading resource includes:

• Patient education DVD, that gives your patients an overview of the entire program, and answers the most common questions.
• Patient Guidebook, that explains the program in detail, including over 50 program tips, as well as over 20 pages on the all important “maintenance” phase of the program. It includes information on: portion size, the Glycemic Index, how to read a nutritional label, tips on how to combat emotional eating and cravings.
• Quick Tip Sheets giving your patient the most important tips and a take-away shopping list complete with calorie counts.
• Cookbook with over 50 recipes for all 3 phases of the weight loss program.
• Food Journal for your patients to record their daily food intake.

This patient tool was designed to answer the most common questions, saving physicians time, allowing them to see more patients, and generate more non-insurance based practice revenues.

What revenues can you expect to see by offering the IAPAM’s Clean Start Weight Loss program?

• See 10 weight loss patients/month = $176,000+/yr
• See 20 weight loss patients/month = $352,000+/yr
• See 30 weight loss patients/month = $529,000+/yr

With more than 60% of Americans overweight or obese, seeing 30 patients a month should not be a problem for most practices! The IAPAM’s new hCG Training video ( outlines the IAPAM’s New Clean Start hCG Weight Loss program.

Register today for the October 25, 2013 training session. To register or for more information, please visit or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 708

Lexington Clothing Co. of East Hampton presents the paintings of Robert Patrick Coombs

Long Island artist Robert Patrick Coombs will be showing his recent paintings in Lexington Clothing Co.’s East Hampton store on Sunday, Oct. 13. This show will be concurrent with the Hamptons International Film Festival that is taking place from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14.

East Hampton, New York, USA (October 1, 2013) — Long Island artist Robert Patrick Coombs will be showing his recent paintings in Lexington Clothing Co.’s East Hampton store on Sunday, Oct. 13. This show will be concurrent with the Hamptons International Film Festival that is taking place from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14.

Recently Mr. Coombs has been painting still lifes and the beautiful country and coastal scenes found in the towns and shores at the eastern end of Long Island. Coombs stated recently, “I have been doing paintings that are smaller in scale and somewhat random in terms of subject matter. A single beautiful flower, ordinary still life objects that are made unique by the way the light is falling on them, a vintage automobile detail of fins and chrome, an incredible cloud formation. This is where I find inspiration these days.” Mr. Coombs maintains home studios in Brightwaters, NY and Sharon, CT.

Mr. Coombs was featured in the August/September 2013 issue of Professional Artist Magazine. His work can be viewed at

Coombs will be showing his work at from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, October 13 at Lexington Clothing Co., 73 Main St., East Hampton, New York.

High Resolution images are available by contacting the artist at

Media Contact:
Robert P. Coombs
516 526-4769

Colorado HealthOP Officially Open for Business

Statewide Health Insurance CO-OP Launches Campaign to Help Coloradans Without Health Insurance Get Covered

Denver, CO, October 1, 2013 — Today, as healthcare marketplaces open across the country, Colorado HealthOP, one of 23 new health insurance cooperatives launching nationwide today as a result of the Affordable Care Act, announced it is now selling health insurance plans to Coloradans. Colorado HealthOP’s health insurance policies are available on Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s online health insurance exchange, and through a statewide network of brokers. Coverage becomes effective in 2014.

As part of its emergence on the health insurance market, Colorado HealthOP, Colorado’s only statewide consumer-operated and oriented health plan, launched an aggressive campaign today to help Coloradans without health insurance Get Covered. The campaign kicked off this morning with “exposed” models on Denver’s high traffic 16th Street Mall handing out “Get Covered” cards designed to awaken consumers to the need for health insurance and outline the steps to buy coverage.

“More than 1.5 million people in Colorado lack adequate health insurance, which leaves them exposed to health problems and high medical bills. As a CO-OP focused on improving health, it’s our mission to raise awareness and help all Coloradans get covered with quality, affordable health insurance,” said Julia Hutchins, CEO of Colorado HealthOP.

As a health insurance CO-OP, Colorado HealthOP is turning health insurance upside down:

1. Colorado HealthOP is governed by its members:
Colorado HealthOP does not have shareholders; instead members have a voice in how the company is run. Members elect and can serve on the board of directors. When the organization’s revenue is greater than costs, Colorado HealthOP members influence how the excess is used — by lowering premiums, adding benefits or making other improvements.

2. Colorado HealthOP’s plans reward healthy behaviors:
Colorado HealthOP protects its members when they’re sick or injured—but the CO-OP also helps members get and stay healthy. After enrolling in most Colorado HealthOP insurance plans, members can take simple preventive health actions to upgrade to an enhanced plan. In an enhanced plan, members will pay less out-of-pocket when they see a doctor, and receive money on a debit card they can use to pay for health expenses.

3. Colorado HealthOP offers members choices that can reduce costs:
Colorado HealthOP offers a range of plans so that individuals and families can make a choice that meets their financial and healthcare needs. The health insurance plan options include those that offer flexibility with a robust provider network, as well as tailored plans with more limited networks that people can purchase at a lower cost.

Colorado HealthOP members in some health insurance plans can also keep their healthcare costs lower by choosing from a list of preferred providers who are committed to improving quality and reducing cost.

“Coloradans have been waiting for a health insurance plan like ours, one that has their best interests at heart,” Hutchins said. “We are excited to have this opportunity to help more Coloradans get insured.”

How to Enroll
Coloradans can sign up for Colorado HealthOP health insurance by visiting Connect for Health Colorado’s website or calling Colorado HealthOP toll-free at 855-796-7676. The CO-OP’s local customer service representatives can help Coloradans enroll and answer questions about Colorado HealthOP plans. Local brokers can also help Coloradans find and enroll in plans.

Tax credits are available to people who qualify to help reduce the cost of their health insurance. Colorado HealthOP provides a free online health insurance tax credit calculator to help individuals determine if they may be eligible. For more information about Colorado HealthOP or to learn more about changes in healthcare, visit

About Colorado HealthOP:
Colorado HealthOP offers a new alternative to traditional health insurance in Colorado. A nonprofit health insurance cooperative, Colorado HealthOP and its members are committed to providing affordable, quality coverage to individuals and employers interested in making a difference in their own health, their employees’ health and the health of their community. Colorado HealthOP aims to improve health outcomes by putting the responsibility for consumers’ care back into the hands of the cooperative’s members and providers. A private market solution tailored for individuals and employers, Colorado HealthOP will begin open enrollment in October 2013 via Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, and through independent brokers and agents. Coverage will begin January 1, 2014. For more information about Colorado HealthOP, please visit or call 720.627.8900.

Anna Beaty
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206