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The Castleton Group Announces May Business Seminars Schedule

Raleigh, NC, May 07, 2007 --( The Castleton Group has announced that the firm will host three training seminars available at no cost to the local business community in May at The Castleton Group’s Training and Conference Center located at 4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 219, in Raleigh. The following topics will be covered:

Future Selling! The Ten Step Process!
Topic: Client Acquisition Skills and Sales
Speaker: Brian Azar, President, The Sales Catalyst, Inc.
Tuesday, May 8 from 9-11 a.m.

Assessing Your HR Policies and Practices:
Compliance with State and Federal Employment Laws
Speaker: Jill Montgomery, Human Resources Professional, The Castleton Group
Thursday, May 17 from 9-11 a.m.

Document Retention and Destruction
Speaker: Denise Leerkes, MBA, PHR, Strategic Human Resources Professional, The Castleton Group
Wednesday, May 30 from 3-5 p.m.

To RSVP, email or call 919-325-0157. For more information, please visit

About The Castleton Group:
The Castleton Group is a full service Professional Employer Organization specializing in human resources outsourcing. As the sister company of The Executive Staffing Group, The Castleton Group provides human resources administration, regulatory compliance management, human capital management, risk assessment, benefits administration, customized training and payroll outsourcing. The Castleton Group works with business owners to improve profitability by increasing employee productivity, leverage technology to reduce time spent on employee administration, reduce employment liability, and reduce labor costs. The firm, with offices in Raleigh and Cincinnati, Ohio, is committed to excellence in human resources management and is considered one of the top PEO's in the nation. In 2005, The Castleton Group was recognized among the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information please call 1-800-851-8158 or visit the Web site at

About Brian Azar:
Brian Azar is a dynamic, results-oriented public speaker, noted sales trainer, coach and business consultant. As president of The Sales Catalyst, Inc. for over 25 years, he has conducted sales training and management seminars throughout the United States and abroad for corporations, business groups, associations and the general public. The Sales Catalyst has helped small business owners increase profits through training, coaching, mentoring, motivation, planning and consulting. His latest best seller, Your Successful Sales Career, published by American Management Association, offers a unique, non-invasive approach to the entire sales cycle.

About Jill Montgomery:
Jill Montgomery, a Human Resources Professional for The Castleton Group, received her Bachelors Degree in Business at Wright State University in 2004, and began working with The Castleton Group of Ohio in 2004. As a Human Resources Professional, her responsibilities include consulting on the strategic direction of a client’s management team, and on an ongoing basis, investigate and answer questions from clients and work site employees regarding human resources matters including, but not limited to, benefits, payroll, workers’ compensation, leaves and discipline. Before joining The Castleton Group of Ohio, Jill worked at Wright State University’s Undergraduate Admissions office. She earned her Professional in Human Resources certification in June of 2006.

About Denise Leerkes:
Denise Leerkes, a Strategic Human Resources Professional for The Castleton Group, received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from East Carolina University in 2003 and a Master of Arts in industrial and organizational psychology in 2005. Denise began working with The Castleton Group in 2005. As a Strategic Human Resources Professional, her responsibilities include leading her client service team while consistently analyzing her accounts to ensure our clients are getting the human resources services they need. The Strategic HR Partner focuses on the big picture of a company’s human resources matters including implementing strategic solutions such as training, performance management, employee retention strategies, compensation plans, hiring systems, and human resource audits. Denise is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and resides in North Raleigh.

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