Press Releases

  • RLS – Opening New Office

    RLS Expands Again
    New Fresno office opens to meet growing customer demand

    Madison, WI, July 18, 2011 – RLS Corporation, a third-party logistics provider, today announced the opening of a full-service office in Fresno, CA, a major corridor in the supply chain.

    The new location will enable RLS to provide better service to its rapidly growing customer base and develop new business opportunities in this key market.

    “Our customers needed us. We know the best way to take care of them is in person,” says Lance D. Roberts, President and CEO of RLS. “With our presence in Fresno, we bring our experience and talent to the local market so we can offer better, faster service and build stronger relationships with customers and service providers.”

    About RLS
    RLS Corporation is a trusted third-party logistics solutions provider of domestic and international logistics services for companies in all industries. For more information, visit

  • RLS – New Website Features

    RLS Launches New Website
    Critical logistics industry information now available from a single source

    Madison, WI, July 18, 2011 – RLS Corporation, a third-party logistics provider, today announced the launch of the first phase of its next-generation website at

    The new website features critical real-time updates for the logistics industry, including National weather conditions and fuel prices. The site also provides the latest news from key industry groups, such as the American Trucking Association, the Transportation Intermediaries Association, and the National Industrial Transportation League.

    The site includes a detailed review of RLS services, experience, solutions, and technology. In addition, RLS customers and partners can now log into their accounts directly from the homepage for direct access to the tools that help them manage their businesses.

    “In the logistics industry, information is constantly changing,” says Lance D. Roberts, President and CEO of RLS. “To stay competitive, customers and service providers need quick and easy access to the latest updates and technology. Our new website gives them the information and tools they need at a single stop.”

    About RLS
    RLS Corporation is a trusted third-party logistics solutions provider of domestic and international logistics services for companies in all industries. For more information, visit

  • RLS-ABC Partnership Announcement

    RLS Signs Strategic Partnership with Advance Business Capital

    Structured finance deal solidifies opportunities to expand and offer enhanced services

    Madison, WI, May 11, 2011 – RLS Corporation, a third-party logistics provider, today announced a strategic partnership with factoring service provider, Advance Business Capital (ABC).

    As part of the agreement, ABC will provide RLS with a significant line of credit. This new financing will enable RLS to expand business operations to meet customer demands and provide carriers with enhanced services, such as advance payments to cover fuel costs and prompt payments upon delivery.

    “This partnership gives RLS the opportunity to grow with customer needs,” says Lance D. Roberts, President and CEO of RLS. “The industry faces significant challenges, including higher costs and complex regulations. To remain competitive in the current economy, carriers need flexibility. With the financial support of Advance Business Capital, we will be able to offer better and faster payment terms to our service providers and create custom solutions for every client.”

    About RLS

    RLS Corporation is a trusted third-party logistics solutions provider of domestic and international logistics services for companies in all industries. For more information, visit

    About ABC

    Advance Business Capital is a working capital provider offering financial support to freight brokers and for-hire carriers. For more information, visit

  • Synagogue Dedication


    Since 1990, when the founding members of Congregation B’nai Israel of Basking Ridge (CBI) first gathered to worship and study in church basements and firehouses, the congregation has been working diligently toward having a sacred space of its own. On Sunday morning, September 21, the dream became a reality as over 600 congregation members, friends and dignitaries joined together to dedicate CBI’s new sanctuary in Basking Ridge.

    The joyous ceremony, led by Rabbi John Schechter and Cantor Shana Onigman, was filled with song, prayers, and the playful tones of a Klezmer band. U.S Representative Robert Frelinghuysen, State Assemblywoman Denise Coyle, and Bernards Township Committee members Mary Pavlini, John Millay and Scott Spitzer helped make the day a community event.

    Just a little over one year ago, Rabbi John Schechter, rabbi of the congregation since 1996, predicted, “When we build a sanctuary we will come, when we build a social hall we will all celebrate together.” Rabbi Schechter opened Sunday’s dedication ceremony with these words: “We look forward to your voices—to the voices of our children as they sing and pray in Hebrew the traditional melodies and the newer songs as well; to the voices of our Bar and Bat Mitzvah students whom the cantor and I are eager to work with in such an inspiring setting; to the voices of couples as they speak their vows… Each song, each chant, each prayer upholds the purpose of this new building: to build, shape and direct our lives.”

    The sanctuary is built to seat 280 people but can be expanded for larger events. The addition of a smaller, more intimate gathering room, as well as a catering kitchen and social hall for congregational functions, completes the modern design. Rabbi Schechter noted that the design of the new space bespeaks “the voicing of Jewish tradition in a new idiom, the presentation of our ancient values and debates in a fresh voice.”

    CBI has been located at 40 Whitenack Road since 1995, when the founding members purchased 5 acres of property from the Summit Speech School. Today, with over 280 families, CBI is completing its second capital campaign with a vibrant Religious School celebrating over 40 Bar and Bat Mitzvah children a year, a full array of educational programming for its congregants and the broader community, and a wonderful, nurturing non-denominational preschool.

    Congregation B’nai Israel, an egalitarian Conservative synagogue in the Somerset Hills, is a center for spiritual growth in the Jewish tradition. Founded in 1990, CBI is committed to working toward tikkun olam (repair of the world) through tzedakah (charity), social action, and acts of loving-kindness. For more information about CBI, its religious school and The Weintal Preschool, please call 908-204-1412.

  • DTV Conversion

    May 10, 2009
    For more information, contact Stu Newton: (262) 755-5555 /

    ABC Wireless Announces Special DTV Conversion Promotions in Anticipation of June 12th Digital Transition
    MILWAUKEE, WI—ABC Wireless, a leader in communication solutions, announced today special DTV conversion promotions to assist southeastern Wisconsin residents who are affected by the switchover to digital broadcasting scheduled for June 12th.

    Following closely on the announcement of the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of legislation to delay the transition to digital broadcasting from February 17 to June 12, 2009, ABC Wireless’ promotions are designed to provide a simple, one-stop solution for consumers and their friends and family who may be struggling with the DTV conversion.

    “The DTV transition has created an enormous amount of consumer confusion,” said Stu Newton, President of ABC Wireless. “The date change from February 17 to June 12 has helped, yet we realize that there are still thousands of consumers in our area who are waiting till the last minute. We want to make this a smooth transition for everyone so no one is left with a blank screen.”

    ABC Wireless offers a range of DTV conversion special offers that are simple, fast and affordable. One of the offers is a free converter box for customers who print off a coupon from the government website The store also is an authorized DISH Network dealer. DISH Network offers several affordable packages with a wide range of alternative viewing options for consumers starting from $9.99 a month. DISH Network provides their customers with a significant savings over cable television service. ”Many of our customers have made the switch from cable to satellite, especially in these economic times when people are looking to save money,” said Newton. “Another beauty of going with satellite is our customers are not affected by the digital transition.”

    About ABC Wireless

    In addition to being an authorized DISH Network dealer, ABC Wireless also is an authorized Sprint, Nextel, and Verizon dealer. How does that help you? Whatever the carriers offer, we mirror 100%. We save our customers time and money because you can shop all of your options in one place! ABC is located at 123 Wireless Way in Pewaukee in the Panera Bread plaza. The store hours are from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sunday). The store phone number is 262-755-5555.

  • ideablob Kicks off Nationwide Bloblive Tour: Business Dreams Come to Life at Open Mic Nights across the Country

    SAN DIEGO – January 6, 2009 – Ideablob, the popular online entrepreneurs’ social community inspired by Advanta Corp. (NASDAQ: ADVNB; ADVNA), today announced the schedule for the initial phase of its bloblive 2009 nationwide tour. The bloblive tour is a series of open mic nights for business dreamers. More specifically, the events are unique opportunities for entrepreneurs to participate in free, live brainstorms with other entrepreneurs in their own communities and online at Bloblive events are led by Ami Kassar, Advanta’s Chief Innovation Officer and President of ideablob Corp.

    Bloblive events are known for drawing a crowd – from entrepreneurs and small business owners to students, artists, investors and friends. With their social settings and natural networking atmosphere, bloblive events are the perfect opportunity for dreamers and schemers to take the mic, practice their elevator pitch and let their ideas fly. With feedback from the audience and Mr. Kassar, new perspectives and ideas are born at lightning speed.

    “Business visionaries can make major strides in furthering or fine-tuning their ideas by receiving feedback from their peers and other innovators. It’s an exciting and fruitful process for everyone involved,” explained Kassar. “By providing real, hands-on advice, bloblive events can be an enlightening and beneficial tool for the entrepreneur, particularly in this challenging economy.”

    Bloblive events, which started in 2008, have hit the road for 2009, traveling cross-country to turbo-charge business ideas nationwide. The events kicked off last night with a stop in San Diego, and the tour will continue in Los Angeles on January 12 and Philadelphia on January 15.

    Visit to see where “the blob” strikes next!

    About ideablob Corp.
    Ideablob is a vital online community where tens of thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs actively share business ideas, feedback, advice and support. In addition, experts from various industries take part in weekly ideablob discussions, offering their direct advice to site users for honing and implementing their business concepts. Ideablob Corp. awards a monthly prize to the best eligible idea, as voted on by members of the ideablob community. Recent winners include nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, software developers and a “mom-preneur” seeking to put organic food in school vending machines. Learn more about ideablob at

    About Advanta
    Advanta is one of the nation’s largest credit card issuers (through Advanta Bank Corp.) in the small business market today. Advanta’s exclusive focus on this market, as well as its size, experience, and commitment to developing meaningful product offerings and a high level of service tailored to the needs of small businesses, differentiates the company from other issuers. Founded in 1951, Advanta has long been an innovator in developing and introducing many of the marketing techniques that are common in the financial services industry today. Learn more about Advanta at


    ING DIRECT Launches Bold Media Campaign “We The Savers” Challenging U.S. Consumers to Save and Invest

    Wilmington, DE November 26, 2008 – ING DIRECT, the nation’s largest direct bank, announces a far-reaching media campaign urging Americans to save. Participants will be able to sign the online “Declaration of Financial Independence;” participate in and read informative online polls; and use “We the Savers” savings calculators, social networking, online forums and more. ING DIRECT’s campaign also rolls through the streets of New York, consumer capital of the world, with Taxi TV spots and taxi-top signs imploring you to “Save a spender.”

    “We the Savers” launches on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and historically a major consumer rush. The savings message is particularly important this Black Friday since, according to a recent ING DIRECT survey, Americans plan to spend the same amount or more on holiday gifts this year, despite current economic challenges. Savings accounts, stocks, and bonds were once popular holiday gifts, but more than half of those surveyed now feel neither comfortable nor able to give these investment-based gifts.

    “Prudent, ongoing savings plans have always been fundamental to financial independence and success,” explained Arkadi Kuhlmann, CEO of ING DIRECT USA. “In these challenging financial times, the importance of savings and well-balanced investments couldn’t be clearer.”

    ING DIRECT not only shows consumers how to become savers but provides them with the tools for the process. ING DIRECT products such as Orange Savings Accounts and stocks offered through ShareBuilder can be opened and funded completely online. The ING DIRECT website also allows Declaration signers to interact with other savers through the Savers’ Forum, participate in weekly polls and compare their state’s savings trends to those of the rest of the country.

    “With ING DIRECT’s online tools, savers can see the real advantages of saving and pass along that knowledge to people in their online networks,” added Kuhlmann. “Since reversing long-term spending habits can be difficult, ING DIRECT has made saving as straightforward and understandable as possible for new savers and investors.”

    About ING DIRECT

    ING DIRECT, the nation’s largest direct bank, is dedicated to inspiring Americans to become a nation of savers. Since its inception in 2000, more than 7.3 million Americans have entrusted their savings with ING DIRECT, building the bank to $81 billion in assets. For more information on ING DIRECT or to learn more about the bank’s high-value products, including the Orange Savings Account and the Orange Mortgage, visit or call 1-800-ING DIRECT.

    Style note to Editors: ING DIRECT is always capitalized and never referred to as ING.