August 31, 2005 09:37 ET

CEO Council to Meet in San Francisco, California, to Rally Constituency for SEC Government and Business Forum

CEO Council Announces Meeting in San Francisco, California, on September 18, 2005, to Precede San Francisco SEC Government and Business Forum

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 31, 2005 -- The CEO Council announced that it will hold its fourth meeting of public company executives and service providers in San Francisco, California, on September 18, 2005, preceding the SEC's annual Government and Business Forum, which will take place on September 19 in San Francisco.

Attendance is free to all officers, directors, shareholders and service providers catering to the needs of smaller public companies, as well as the press.

The purpose of these nationally held CEO Council meetings is to collect comments from smaller public companies related to their legislative and regulatory needs, so their voices are heard during the SEC Forum and forthcoming SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Company 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 and Investrend Communications.

Sponsored by Vintage Filings, the premier Edgarization service, SEC Law firm, a Los Angeles-based law firm specializing in representing smaller public companies, and Stonefield Josephson, a California-based certified public accounting firm founded in 1975, the San Francisco CEO Council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be located at the Hyatt Fishermans Wharf, 555 North Point Street, San Francisco, California 94133.

The San Francisco meeting will be moderated by Lance Jon Kimmel, of SEC Law Firm, 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 Mr. Kimmel.

"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."

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

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The mission of The CEO Council is to provide a common voice and platform for officers and directors of public companies, and enable them to more effectively interpret and participate in the corporate governance and regulatory process to ensure compliance, to safeguard shareholder value and to clearly demonstrate a dedication to fair and ethical business practices. Visit the CEO Council online at

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