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The following stories appeared on the Potomac KnowledgeWay's "Regional News" page during May 1998.

All links within stories are verified at the time of publication, but some may have changed or no longer be available.

Take A Stand For Quality Child Care

May 28, 1998 - Stand For Children is a nonprofit organization that encourages individuals to improve children's lives by sponsoring activities and campaigns for children's causes. This year's focus is on quality child care and after-school programs. Individuals can take action at the Cyber-Stand For Quality Child Care Web site by reading about the current state of child care, sending a cyber-postcard to policy leaders and learning about activities taking place in communities across the nation.


Local Company Provides Electronic Marketing Services

May 28, 1998 – Annandale, Virginia-based Market Wise, Inc. provides electronic marketing communications services, including electronic newsletters and surveys, outbound e-mail management and Web site programs. The company also helps clients identify target markets and create marketing action plans. In addition, Market Wise offers seminars on how to use the Internet for marketing and for market research. Visit Market Wise's Web site for more information and to subscribe to their free e-mail newsletter that addresses topics in electronic marketing.


CareerBuilder Network Delivers Alternative to Traditional Job Classifieds

May 26, 1998 – CareerBuilder, Inc., based in Reston, VA., recently introduced the Careerbuilder Network, an online career network that syndicates job postings across the Internet. The Network enables employers to post jobs to sites including CareerBuilder, AOL Digital Cites, Yahoo!, The Monsterboard and CareerMosiac. The service also provides career achievement content such as career planning, resume writing and negotiation skills. Job seekers can locate appropriate positions by visiting any site on the network or through the network gateway at www.careerbuilder.com.


Netpreneur E-Commerce Event Webcast

May 22, 1998 - The Potomac KnowledgeWay Netpreneur Program, together with the Morino Institute, will present "An Evening with the Stars of E-Commerce" on Wednesday, June 3. The event features five regional entrepreneurs who are playing a vital role in the electronic commerce industry. Although registration is full, the event will be webcast live at 7 p.m. EDT. Visit the Netpreneur Exchange for information on the speakers and to pre-register for the webcast. TV onthe Web, of Reston, Virginia, will produce the webcast.


Import-Export Web Tool

May 21, 1998 - ProNetLink Web tool, a relational database Web site dedicated to creating and supporting international trade, recently went online. The Web tool, designed and built by the New York office of Virginia-based Proxicom is an interactive business tool that brings companies together from around the world. Functions of ProNetLink include the ability for members to locate manufacturers, buyers or sellers; submit requests for quotes; generate the international paperwork required to carry out a transaction; and produce inter-business communications. Visit the ProNetLink Web site to learn more.


Virtual Card Catalog for Educators

May 19, 1998 - The Gateway to Educational Materials project at Syracuse University recently launched a virtual card catalog on the Web that will give educators in the K-12 community access to thousands of Internet-based educational materials. The Gateway's search engine allows users to locate materials by subject, keyword or title and educators may search by grade level, special needs and more. The Gateway includes resources from the AskERIC Virtual Library, the Math Forum and the U.S. Department of Education.


Internet Agent Searches Multiple Job Sites

May 19, 1998 - Wanted Technologies Corporation, developers of career-related technology solutions, recently introduced Wanted Jobs 98, a professional search agent tool. The software can simultaneously query 20 employment Web sites, based on the user's criteria. Visit Wanted Technologies' Web site for more information and to download the free job-finding tool.


Woodson High School Participates in National Gallery of Art Program

May 19, 1998 – Fairfax County's Woodson High School was recently selected by GTE Corporation to participate in the National Gallery of Art's "virtual classroom" discussion on the gallery's current exhibit, "Alexander Calder: 1898-1976." Four schools are participating in each of the three scheduled programs sponsored by GTE. Programs will include real time discussions with museum curators, conservators and educators over the Internet and will utilize images of Alexander Calder's works. The three programs will be available on the National Gallery's Web site beginning May 22.


StoryBoard Provides Practice to Rising Netpreneurs

May 15, 1998 – StoryBoardŽ allows entrepreneurs a chance to practice high level business presentations before an independent group of established executives. In the process, a team of panelists, a coordinator and a presentation coach listen to a company's story and critique the presentation, direction and plans. The next StoryBoard is scheduled for Friday, June 19, at the George Mason Entrepreneurship Center; six companies will be selected to present. For an application to present to StoryBoard, contact Jeff Bergman at interboard@usa.net or Kyp Sirinakis at ksirinak@gmu.edu. StoryBoard was co-founded by the Potomac KnowledgeWay Netpreneur Program and Interboard, Inc.


Technology-Enhanced Teaching Workshop in American Studies

May 15, 1998 - The American Studies Crossroads Project will offer a faculty development workshop entitled "Teaching American Culture and History with Information Technology" on June 3-7. The workshop will focus on teaching methods and classroom practice with technology-enhanced approaches. Issues to be explored include the interdisciplinary study of American culture, new media resources and classroom learning. Based in Washington, D.C., the Project is an international networking and curriculum innovation project sponsored by the American Studies Association.


CapITal Reps To Market ITG's PROCURE Product

May 15, 1998 - Reston, Virginia-based CapITal Reps has signed a partnership with Integration Technologies Group (ITG), of Falls Church, Virginia, to market their requisition-through-contract procurement management software called PROCURE. Designed for federal contracting officers, PROCURE tracks aspects of a solicitation from amendments to response, awards and post award management. Features include automatic bid calculation and ranking, performance tracking, and remote data entry and access via the Internet. Visit ITG's Web site for more information.


Computer Strategies Hosts WebTime for Small Companies

May 15, 1998 - Computer Strategies, based in Fairfax, Virginia, now offers hosting services for WebTime, an electronic time sheet. The service enables companies with 40 or fewer employees to monitor and record project resolution times, report to customers on product delivery price and time, keep track of payroll expenses and improve project management. For a monthly fee, small organizations save on the expense of installing their own Web server and database in order to run Web applications such as WebTime. Visit Computer Strategies' Web site for more information and to demo WebTime.


IMG Places Syndicated Radio Show Online

May 12, 1998 - The Internet Merchant Group recently signed on the Gabe Mirkin Show in order to exclusively carry the show live on the Internet, sell advertising and market the show to Web site operators. The program is a syndicated radio show hosted by physician Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who addresses issues in medical research, health, fitness, nutrition and sexuality. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Internet Merchant Group designs and markets audio/video multimedia streaming via the Web. Visit the Internet Merchant Group Web site for more information.


Cancer Institute Launches cancerTrials Site

May 11, 1998 - The National Cancer Institute, based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently launched the cancerTrials Web site, which offers information on the role of cancer trials in advancing cancer research. The site contains information on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment research and enables users to locate open trials. In addition, the site includes a history of clinical research, a description of trial accomplishments and educational materials about participating in cancer trials. Visit the cancerTrials Web site to learn more.


Magazines Form Partnership with Women's Connection Online

May 11, 1998 - Women's Connection Online (WCO) recently partnered with Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. WCO will integrate content from the magazines into their Web site so that visitors may access surveys, polls and read featured articles. In addition, visitors may engage in chat discussions related to articles published in the printed editions. Based in McLean, Virginia, Women's Connection Online offers an online community for women business owners and professionals. Visit WCO for more information.


Local High School Participates In Community Share

May 11, 1998 – Marshall High School, located in Falls Church, Virginia, is participating in Community Share, sponsored by the Global SchoolNet Foundation and Cisco Systems. The goals of the project are to stimulate online learning and emphasize the power of online communications. Marshall High School students have designed a site entitled "The Diversity Page," which highlights the cultural diversity and history of Northern Virginia.


SpiderWare Weaves Virtual Community Web Sites

May 4, 1998 - Reston, Virginia-based SpiderWare recently launched several virtual community sites. They cater to specific affinity groups ranging from Oracle and NT users to cigar afficionados and doll collectors. The sites feature discussion groups, member link pages, classified ads, online bookstores and shopping. Visit SpiderWare for a listing of the virtual communities.


It's About TIME

May 1, 1998 - Reston, Virginia-based The Information Management Exchange (TIME) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the ongoing technical and personal development of information management professionals. On Tuesday, May 19, TIME will host its '98 Annual Meeting. The event is open to the public and registration is available via their Web site. Visit the TIME site for more information.


YouthTree Branches Resources Nationwide

May 1, 1998 - The YouthTree USA(TM) Web Site contains information about local and national youth programs and resources. YouthTree also publishes free homepages for youth-focused nonprofit organizations and enables visitors to search for information about specific programs of interest in their own communities. Visit YouthTree's Web site for more information.


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