August 22, 2012 at 08:30 AM EDT
IDEAS Investor Conferences Announce The Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference to be held August 28, 2012 in Chicago
Independent Venue Showcases 30 Quality Public Companies

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Three Part Advisors, LLC today announced details for The Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference to be held on August 28, 2012 at The University of Chicago Gleacher Center, Chicago, Illinois. The mission of the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference is to provide an independent venue for quality public companies to present their investment merits to an influential audience of investment professionals and analysts from across the country.

IDEAS Conferences, which are held in Boston, Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth, are produced by the strategic investor relations and consulting firm, Three Part Advisors, LLC, and sponsored by regional investment communities. The conference format provides each participating company multiple opportunities to meet with key professional investors and explain investment merits to attendees, both in a traditional group presentation, and in private meetings. Each presenting company will also have the opportunity to webcast its group presentation. 

"First and foremost, the structure of our conferences is designed to generate good IDEAS that over time can outperform the market. Because our conferences are independent venues, and not influenced by investment banking or trading commissions, we have greater freedom to invite quality companies that might otherwise fly under the radar screen of similar bank-sponsored venues," said David M. Mossberg, Founder of Three Part Advisors. "We also enjoy the support of the regional investment community and seek their input to determine the list of presenting companies. As a result of this structure, our conferences have established a successful track record of generating good IDEAS." 

Institutional Investment Firm Sponsors Include: Unlike traditional bank-sponsored events, IDEAS Investor Conferences are sponsored directly by and for the benefit of the members of the regional investment communities. Conference sponsors collectively have more than $100 Billion in assets under management and include: Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss, Keeley Asset Management, Hodges Capital Management, Luther King Capital Management, Allianz Global Investors: NFJ Investment Group, RENN Capital, Great Lakes Advisors and Perritt Capital Management. 

Other Sponsors Include: CFA Society of Dallas/ Fort Worth, Nasdaq, NorthPoint Trading Partners: ConvergEx Group, Three Part Advisors, LLC and others.

The presenting companies come from a diverse group of industries, market capitalization, and investment styles. Approximately 30 companies are expected to present at this year's event.

The list of Presenting Companies for the upcoming Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference August 28th in Chicago includes:

American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE:AWK) Voorhees, NJ
A.T. Cross Company (Nasdaq:ATX) Lincoln, RI
Clearsign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq:CLIR) Seattle, WA
Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:CORE) South San Francisco, CA
Crown Crafts, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRWS) Gonzales, LA
Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. (OTC:DSNY) Vancouver, BC
FEI Company (Nasdaq:FEIC) Hillsboro, OR
Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:FFEX) Dallas, TX
FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) St. Louis, MO
Glowpoint, Inc. (AMEX:GLOW) Murray Hill, NJ
Gulfmark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) Houston, TX
Hardinage Inc. (Nasdaq:HDNG) Elmira, NY
MicroFinancial, Inc. (Nasdaq:MFI) Burlington, MA
Natural Gas Service Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) Midland, TX
OPNET Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT) Bethesda, MD
Panhandle Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:PHX) Oklahoma City, OK
Parametric Sound Corp. (Nasdaq:PAMT) Poway, CA
PowerSecure International, Inc. (Nasdaq:POWR) Wake Forest NC
Progress Software Corp. (Nasdaq:PRGS) Bedford, MA
Sparton Corp. (NYSE:SPA) Schaumburg, IL
Stewart Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq:STEI) Jefferson, LA
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMCI) San Jose, CA
TOR Minerals International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TORM) Corpus Christi, TX
TranSwitch Corp. (Nasdaq:TXCC) Shelton, CT
VASCO Data Security Intl., Inc. (Nasdaq:VDSI) Oakbrook Terrace, IL
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq:WEBM) New York, NY
Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE:WG) Houston, TX
ZBB Energy Corp. (AMEX:ZBB) Menomonee Falls, WI

Attendance is invitation only and limited to portfolio managers, buy side analysts, brokerage firm analysts, hedge fund managers, and independent research analysts from all over the country. 

For media inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, or any additional information please feel free to contact Steven G. Hooser, Three Part Advisors, LLC or visit our website www.IDEASconferences.com

Conference Contact:
Steven G. Hooser
Three Part Advisors 
(214) 872-2710 
Shooser@threepa.com 

About Three Part Advisors

Three Part Advisors, LLC provides independent research, investor relations, and corporate development consulting services. Three Part Advisors has a proven record of maximizing equity valuations for mid to small cap companies through proactive and measurable strategies of communications and investor outreach. Our professionals design a custom investor relations program to improve visibility and attract the right investors for your Company's current goals and vision. More information is available at www.threepa.com.

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