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Dream On: Service Experts' $25,000 "Experts Creating Experts" Contest Brings in Inspiring Entries

Entries are piling in to the Experts Creating Experts Contest, sponsored by Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning. The contest, open through September 30, awards $25,000 to gain expertise and training in an area you're passionate about. From becoming an expert iceberg explorer to a nature photographer, people from across the U.S. and Canada have been submitting their passion in hopes of making it happen.

"As one of North America's largest heating and air conditioning brands, we are committed to being experts in home comfort," said Dave Moody, director of marketing for Service Experts. "This contest is a way to help someone else gain expertise in a field they are passionate about."

So far, entries range from the ordinary to the extraordinary:

  • Cat in Winnipeg dreams of opening a mountain bike riding camp. "I've experienced personally, and witnessed first hand the change and empowerment that mountain biking can do for women."
  • Janice from Missouri is a retired teacher, ready for her second act! "I now have time to pursue a life-long goal of becoming a professional cake decorator. I am self-taught and have provided over 25 beautiful wedding cakes to family and friends."
  • Shauna in Alberta hopes to become an expert in cartoon voice-overs. "I need to fund a demo and a trip to LA to audition. I have everything lined up - just can't afford to go. My son has special needs so all our resources go towards medication and therapy. To hopefully one day voice my son's favorite cartoon would be the best thing to ever happen to me!"

For contest details and to enter, visit, or

LiftMaster Launches New Gate Operator Line that Delivers Increased Performance, Security and Accessibility

LiftMaster, the nation's leading manufacturer of residential and commercial gate operators, is introducing new features and connectivity in its latest line of DC gate operators. The new line delivers greater connectivity, security and unrivaled performance for residential customers.

Central to the new product features is the integration of MyQ® Technology, which allows customers to monitor, control and stay connected with their gate operator anywhere, anytime, with their smartphone, tablet or computer.

"At LiftMaster, we innovate to make daily life easier," said Scott Blue, Director of Marketing, Gate Operator and Access Controls. "Our new gate operator line provides peace of mind to residential customers by allowing them to control and monitor their gates anytime, anywhere."

Products in the new line feature LiftMaster's industry-leading battery backup power management system, providing low power draw when the gate is idle and battery backup that lasts for weeks when the power goes out. The line also includes a new two-segment LED diagnostic display and common control board platform that reduces installation and troubleshooting time.

For more information on features and availability of LiftMaster's new line of gate openers, please visit

Lumber Liquidators Kicking Off Fall Flooring Season With Huge Sale

In the coming weeks, top designers will converge in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Milan to showcase the latest in wearable fashion. This has inspired Lumber Liquidators, the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, to launch a seasonal focus on flooring as a defining foundation of home decor.

Lumber Liquidators is celebrating the launch with a Fall Flooring Kickoff Sale – which is running through September 2 – with more than 250 unbelievable deals on the most noteworthy flooring styles and trends in hardwood, bamboo, laminate and more.

Lumber Liquidators is also offering free samples, 24-month financing on all flooring and a 10 percent off "kicker" coupon that can be used on the majority of the already-discounted flooring throughout the Fall Flooring Kickoff Sale. To further mark the occasion, Lumber Liquidators is holding a "What's Your Flooring Style" sweepstakes from August 20 through October 21, where entrants can find their flooring style for a chance to win $5,000 to spend on a new floor.

"The fall flooring season is an exciting time for customers to connect to the flooring trends they're coveting," Robert M. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented. "The best part is we deliver all the quality and beauty without fancy designer prices."

To learn more about Lumber Liquidators' flooring sale, visit To enter the online sweepstakes and for rules and details, visit or Facebook.