Home Reno Book Available at Chapters,Indigo and Coles Book Stores

Home Reno Book Available at Chapters,Indigo and Coles Book Stores

QuickContractors.com Inc. CEO Trevor Bouchard and co-author Bobby Assadourian are see here at a book signing at a local Stoney Creek Indigo book store. The authors are promoting their new book entitled “A Contractor You Can Bring Home to Mom”. The book was recently deemed the “home renovation bible” by the Hamilton Spectator. Copies of the book are available at all Indigo book stores and online at www.lulu.com.

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CEO Guest Speaker at The Hudsons Bay Gala Event

CEO Guest Speaker at The Hudsons Bay Gala Event

The Hudsons Bay Company recently hosted there annual gala event featuring industry experts discussing a variety of topics ranging from hiring contractors to window coverings and interior design. QuickContractors CEO Trevor Bouchard and Co-Author Bobby Assasodurian were among the guest speakers accompanied by Glenn Dixon and Margaret Doyle White Co hosts of the popular show “Take This House and Sell It”.

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ARISE Signs Systems Installation Agreement with QuickContractors.com Inc

ARISE Signs Systems Installation Agreement with QuickContractors.com Inc

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ARISE Technologies Signs Systems Installation Agreement with QuickContractors.com

Waterloo, ON, September 21, 2009 – ARISE Technologies Corporation (TSX: APV and Frankfurt: A3T), which is dedicated to becoming a leader in high-performance, high-quality, cost-effective solar technology, today announced that it has signed an agreement with QuickContractors.com to provide installation services for residential solar energy systems in Ontario. Under the terms of the agreement, QuickContractors.com will provide installation services to ARISE’s PV (photovoltaic) residential customers. QuickContractors.com Inc., founded in 2004, is a leading provider of high-quality contracting services. Through the use of its proprietary job scheduling and installation management software, and its extensive industry/installation network, it delivers contracting and installation services across Canada. “This partnership with QuickContractors.com is important to the ARISE Systems Division because it will allow us to scale up to meet the high levels of demand expected for solar energy systems when Ontario’s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program comes into effect, while continuing to offer the high level of customer service and product quality for which ARISE is known,” stated Vern Heinrichs, ARISE’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “By combining our key strengths in the PV engineering and design area with QuickContractors.com’s core strengths in the installation space, we are building on ARISE’s offering, and at the same time we are increasing our residential installation capacity. We are extremely impressed with QuickContractor’s extensive industry network and solid reputation, and there is a strong fit with ARISE,” remarked Ian MacLellan, ARISE PV Systems Division’s President. “ARISE will continue to offer PV solutions directly to all market segments, and will remain as the single point of contact. In the case of residential systems, QuickContractors.com will perform those installations on behalf of ARISE to our quality standards,” he stated. “We see this as an important move to enable our sales growth strategy as the Ontario solar market heats up. ARISE will continue to offer complete turnkey PV solutions directly. We will continue to focus on optimizing our system business in ways that will enable us to meet our longer-term requirements,” said Mr. MacLellan.

About QuickContractors.com

QuickContractors.com Inc. is Canada’s leading source to find high-quality prescreened contractors. Founded in 2004, QuickContractors.com puts a primary emphasis on creating positive, beneficial, and constructive relationships with consumers and contractors. QuickContractors.com currently has more than 1,500 qualified professionals across Canada. www.quickcontractors.com

About ARISE Technologies

ARISE Technologies Corporation, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is dedicated to becoming a leader in high-performance, cost-effective solar technology. The company operates through three divisions. The PV Cell Division manufactures PV (photovoltaic) cells at its first manufacturing plant opened in April 2008 in Bischofswerda, Germany. The division is developing proprietary technology with a target of achieving a step-by-step progression to a high-efficiency level of greater than 20%. The PV Silicon Division is using a proprietary method to produce silicon at 7N+ high-purity (99.99999% purity) for PV cell applications, based on a simplified chemical vapor deposition process. The division is focusing on scaling up its process to provide ARISE with control over its supply, costs, and quality. The PV Systems Division has been providing PV solutions for solar farms and rooftop installations since 1996 throughout North America. With the new Green Energy and Green Economy Act and the soon to be launched Ontario FIT (Feed-In-Tariff) program, ARISE is planning to expand its Systems business in Ontario.

The company’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol APV and on the Frankfurt Open Market Exchange under the symbol A3T. Additional information is available at www.arisetech.com and www.sedar.com. Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors Certain statements in this news release may be considered to be forward-looking. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimations, and assumptions based on experience, trends, and other factors that are subject to the significant risks and uncertainties described in our regulatory filings. Please refer to these. Such risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, changing foreign exchange rates, actions by government authorities, the requirement for additional capital, risks associated with manufacturing, , industry supply levels, competitive pricing pressures and misjudgements in the course of preparing forward-looking statements.

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A Contractor you Can Bring Home to Mom

Hamilton, Ontario., ( March 17th 2009)… Extreme Home Makeovers and Renovation Rescue shows dominate today’s media landscape, everywhere we turn “Home Reno” is the topic at the forefront of our conversations. Residential renovations represent a twenty-one billion dollar a year industry in Canada, yet still there is an unprecedented amount of ambiguity surrounding the process of undertaking a home renovation project. As of late with our economy in turmoil, a New Breed of contractors is emerging who are learning how to leverage this changing landscape. The book “A Contractor You Can Bring Home to Mom” is designed to assist home owners in staying current with the rules, regulations and contractors who service this ever changing market. The book provides a unique and invaluable perspective combined with new home renovation tricks straight from the trades!

The book is co authored by award winning Young Entrepreneur of the Year Trevor Bouchard and renowned home renovation specialist and columnist Bobby Assadourian. All proceeds from the book are being donated to the charitable organization March of Dimes Canada (www.marchofdimes.ca ) in support of Barrier-Free Design Service to create a society inclusive of people with disabilities.

“Now more than ever, as the economy struggles to stay above board, homeowners want to make sure their investments are secure.” said Bobby Assadourian, co author of the book. “A home is typically the most valuable investment people own and home owners need to stay current to ensure that the “professionals” that they hire have their best interests at heart.”

The book puts a primary emphasis on understanding the renovation life cycle from all angles, including that of the contractors who service the industry and regulators who police it.

“Many times the finger of blame is pointed solely at the contractor, and the media has painted all but a select few companies with the same brush.” said Trevor Bouchard co author of the book. “The irony of the situation is many times homeowners are reluctant to invest a great deal of time prior to choosing a contractor and renovations are approached with the mindset of an everyday retail transaction, which means people often chose the biggest ad or the best looking vehicle sign”.

The book represents a major step in uncovering some of the industries most protected secrets and creates a paradigm shift in how we view trades professionals and the renovation process in general.

“The end goal is better communication between contractors and homeowners and the only way we can accomplish this is through a mutual understanding” says Bouchard.

A Contractor You Can Bring Home to Mom is available at most major book stores as well as online at lulu.com and amazon.com.

Mr. Bouchard is the current President and CEO of QuickContractors.com Inc. Canada’s leading source to find high quality prescreened contractors, an organization founded in 2004, which puts a primary emphasis on creating positive, beneficial and constructive relationships with both consumers and contractors. Mr. Bouchard has been featured in various Interviews as a home renovation industry expert on City TV’s Breakfast Television, CHCH, and CTV as well as various other radio, TV, and print mediums. Currently, he is a member of the Hamilton and Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2007, the March of Dimes Canada Community Partnership Award in 2008 presented by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and QuickContractors.com Inc. was the recipient of New Venture of the Year award 2006 for the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, among various other awards.

Mr. Assadourian is the owner of Triple R Inc, a home renovation company which has been serving customers throughout the Golden Horseshoe area for six years. The company covers a wide range of renovation, rebuilding and repair services. Mr. Assadourian also has his bi monthly column entitled “Just Ask Bob” for Sliver and Gold Magazine. Triple R Inc was the recipient of the Readers Choice award in 2007 and has been featured in an interview on CH CH television among others.

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For more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with the authors please contact Trevor Bouchard at 905-667-3970 x 232 email tbouchard@quickcontractors.com or Bobby Assadourian at (289) 649-0196 sales@triplerinccontracting.ca For a copy of the book please click the link below. http://www.lulu.com/content/4690417