July 27, 2005 13:39 ET

CEO Council Announces Meeting in Mundelein, Illinois, to Precede Chicago SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 27, 2005 -- The CEO Council announced that it will hold its second meeting of public company executives and service providers in Chicago on August 8, 2005, preceding the SEC's Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies hearing, which will take place on August 9 and 10. The purpose of the meeting is to collect comments from smaller public companies, related to their legislative and regulatory needs, so their voices are heard during the Advisory Committee's hearings.

The CEO Council is a nonprofit organization advocating the interests of small public companies and their shareholders. Members of the CEO Council include publicly-traded companies such as: CorpHQ, Inc. (OTC: COHQ); Cybertel Capital Corporation (OTC BB: CYBT); Circle Group Holdings (AMEX: CXN); Microhelix (OTC BB: MHLX); Knobias (OTC BB: KNBS); and Ecuity, Inc. (OTC BB: ECUI), as well as service providers such as IBA Capital, Investrend Communications, and the August Law Group.

Sponsored by Infinium Labs, Inc. (OTC BB: IFLB), a CEO Council Best Practice Leader, and Vintage Filings, Inc., the premier SEC edgarization service, the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be located at Circle Group Holding's Corporate Campus (1011 Campus Drive, Mundelein, IL 60060).

The "Chicago" meeting will be moderated by Gregory Halpern, CEO of Circle Group Holdings, will include a panel discussion on small issuer regulatory and legislative reforms, and an interactive question and answer session that will give attendees an opportunity to share their wants, needs, and concerns. Panel members currently include James A. "Drew" Connolly III, the Executive Director of the CEO Council and a member of the SEC's Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies; Alan D. Lewis II, the National Business Director of the CEO Council; and Lance Kimmel, a securities attorney with SEC Law Firm.

The CEO Council's plan calls for holding several meetings, that precede the Advisory Committee's, currently set for Chicago, IL (August 8), Irvine, CA (Sept.), and San Francisco, CA (Sept.).

"As a member of the SEC's Advisory Committee that represents smaller over the counter companies and professionals who work with them, as well as investors in these companies, I want to ensure that I accurately represent their interests," noted Connolly, who added, "by holding these meetings, we are giving our constituents an opportunity to tell us what they want and need, and in return, we will work hard to ensure their voices are heard."

The CEO Council invites all officers, directors, shareholders of, and service providers to, smaller public companies to attend, learn about the efforts that are being made to engender a regulatory environment that meets their needs, and to be heard by their peers, the CEO Council, the SEC, and the press.

To register for the Chicago and future CEO Council "Meeting of Public Company Executives and Service Providers," visit the CEO Council's event registration form at:

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