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CUE Center for Missing Persons 16th Annual National Missing Persons Conference


The CUE Center for Missing Persons’ 16th Annual National Missing Persons Conference, “Commanding the Endurance of Strength” will be held March 26-29, 2020  to focus on the exchange of ideas and best practices through presentations and classes. The conference also provides a place of peace for families who are suffering through the struggles that come with missing a loved one or dealing with an unresolved homicide.

The conference is open to everyone who has an interest in supporting CUE’s primary missions of locating missing people and comforting their loved ones. Advocates from law enforcement officers, victim assistance professionals, youth groups, and families of the missing are especially encouraged to attend.

“Through classes and presentations by those who are considered experts in their fields, attendees will gain a better understanding of the issues and possible solutions. We provide a place where families with missing loved ones can interact and know they are not alone on their journey,” said CUE Founder Monica Caison.

  • What: The CUE Center’s 16th Annual National Missing Persons Conference
  • When: March 26-29, 2020
  • Where: Holiday Inn, 5032 Market Street, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Register: Registration is now open at
  • Candle Light Service: Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Notable speakers for this year’s conference include:

  • Dennis N. Griffin, author and Founder of The Transparency Project,
  • Maggie Zingman, Caravan to Catch a Killer,
  • Kit Gruelle, Intimate Partner Violence, Effective Procedure, Response and Policy,
  • Todd Bower, Critical Reach, Prepare to Save a Life

Attendees say instructional classes are the highlight of the conference. Classes are open to everyone attending. Among this year’s instructors are:

  • David Mittelman, New Approaches to Enabling Human Identification from Crime Scenes,
  • William Bolton, Advanced Tactical Training Search and Rescue,
  • Mark Wynn, Victim and Officer, Victim Safety, Understanding Coercive Control in Incidents of Domestic, Sexual Violence
  • Kathy Day, PhD, What You Can Learn from Forensic Anthropology

In keeping with the annual tradition, attendees will be transported to downtown Wilmington Saturday night for the Annual Candlelight Vigil, which is open to the public and honoring those still missing. As part of the ceremony, “Keeper of the Flame” awards will be presented to law enforcement, business leaders, organizations, media outlets, search personnel, and volunteers who have risen above their daily duties to help those in distress.

For complete details on all the conference events, registration, and how to become a volunteer, please call the CUE Center for Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 or e-mail


ImaginePublicity on Air: K.J. Howe Author and Director of THRILLERFEST

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For the last six years, K.J. Howe has immersed herself in the world of kidnapping to bring authenticity to the page. Her first novel, The Freedom Broker, won a Thriller Award for Best First Novel. Her second book, Skyjack, received a Boxed and Starred Review from Publishers Weekly and a Starred Review from Library Journal.

Not only does Howe write with enthusiasm for her character, she meticulously does  research to bring real issues to the storyline. Thea Paris appears in the series as a kidnapping negotiator with a love for adventure and the ability to overcome her personal obstacles to get the job done.

There are 25 elite professionals who travel undercover to the deadliest spots in the world to bring hostages home safely by any means necessary. Only one of those 25 elite response consultants is a woman.  She brings everything a man does to the job as well as her intuition. She is the inspiration behind professional kidnap negotiator Thea Paris.

Although the Freedom Broker series is fiction, Howe brings personal knowledge of dangerous places around the world from her nomadic childhood experiences. From the Middle East to Europe to northern Africa, locations come to life within the story as well as her  “adrenaline junkie” passions shared with Thea Paris.

K.J. Howe became involved with the International Thriller Writers as the Executive Director of THRILLERFEST the annual conference held every July in New York City. Attendees are able to network with the cream of the crop of best selling authors, publishers, editors and literary agents, as well as a host of workshops and classes.

Howe shares many personal anecdotes during the conversation that listeners will appreciate and learn from. Don’t miss this one!

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Visit KJHowe.Com to find various ways to purchase The Freedom Broker and Skyjack along with reviews of both.



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Norma Peterson Named Executive Director of Document the Abuse

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Victims of intimate partner violence benefit from Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA)

Norma Peterson, sister-in-law of missing Bolingbrook mother, Stacy Peterson, has been named Executive Director of Document the Abuse which houses the work of the late domestic violence advocate Susan Murphy Milano, specifically, the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA).

Peterson worked directly with Chicago native Murphy Milano behind the scenes during her family’s high profile case and since its conclusion is able to become a public spokesperson for the safety of abuse victims. 

As Executive Director, Peterson will be working with other experts to train and certify providers to catapult the EAA into a network of assistance for victims of abuse. These experts, including Peterson, are available for speaking engagements and/or training:

  • Sandra L. Brown, The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction 
  • Neil Schori, faith based community 
  • Michelle Harkey, victim service providers 
  • Michelle Cruz, attorney and former CT State Victim Advocate
  • Monica Caison, Founder of CUE Center for Missing Persons. 

As an Illinois State Outreach Coordinator for CUE Center for Missing Persons, Norma Peterson heads a team of volunteers within the organization who assist with implementing all aspects of Document the Abuse and the EAA.
About Document the Abuse and the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit: …“the EAA helps victims of abuse, stalking, or harassment. It can be used for anyone in a situation which has the potential for harm to an individual be it physical, sexual, psychological or financial.”  The EAA relates the victim’s story, history, and experiences if anything should happen that they are unable to speak for themselves.

Website: DocumentTheAbuse.Com

ImaginePublicity on Air: Kedma Ough author of TARGET FUNDING

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Business ownership, being your own boss, living the American Dream!

But, you’ve been turned down by lending institutions, credit cards are maxed out, and all your friends and family are turning away from you when they think you may ask to borrow money!

What’s the next step to finding funding for your new business?

There’s a reason Kedma Ough is known as the “small business superhero” and that’s because she consistently goes beyond the boundaries to find solutions for those who are starting a new business, or looking to grow an existing business.

One of the most frustrating issues facing those who are looking to make their dreams come true is funding. In her new book, TARGET FUNDING: A Proven System to Get the Money & Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business (McGraw Hill), Kedma Ough walks readers through a series of strategies addressing each obstacle one may face.

TARGET FUNDING is a vital resource for anyone who is searching financial backing options, some are obscure but offer innovative alternatives to banks and credit cards to entrepreneurs.

Listen to the podcast for Kedma’s insights into our economical climate for starting a new business, what businesses are trending for success, vocational training and education, and some case studies of her clients who have used her strategies.

Towards the latter part of the podcast Kedma has a SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER for ImaginePublicity on Air listeners that you don’t want to miss! 

Kedma Ough is a nationally recognized small business funding expert, innovation and entrepreneurship thought leader, SBA award-winning Champion of Small Business, and advisor for inventors. Ough’s driving mission is to empower people—particularly minorities, veterans, women, people with disabilities, and the LGBT community—to become business owners and to maximize the wealth potential. To date, she has helped more than 10,000 individuals fund, launch, and grow their businesses, in a wide range of industries and with annual profits ranging from $5,000 to $10,000,000.


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ImaginePublicity on Air: ALL SECURE with Tom Satterly

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Tom Satterly, author of ALL SECURE, is one of the most highly regarded Tier One Delta Force operators in American military history.

As the author of ALL SECURE, Tom Satterly shares his stories and experiences from the Battle of Mogadishu, well known as the basis of the movie Black Hawk Down, to the capture of Saddam Hussein. As a soldier, he recounts his rise through the military ranks to Green Beret, and subsequently the elite Delta Force, The Unit, whose secretive high-profile and high-risk operations are legendary. Readers interested military stories will be thrilled with the action-packed tales of renowned conflicts.

But, after reading the tales of war and celebrated battles, ALL SECURE has a message for all combat veterans, especially those suffering the after effects of war.

Told through Satterly’s firsthand experiences, it also weaves in the reasons-the bloodshed, the deaths, the intense moments of sheer terror, the survivor’s guilt, depression, and substance abuse-for his career-long battle against the most insidious enemy of all: Post Traumatic Stress.

Relating his personal story of coming home, Satterly writes about recognizing and facing his own demons, a common theme among returning veterans. Learning to survive in “the real world” can often be the hardest struggle, releasing the visions, nightmares, and survivor’s guilt takes just as much courage as any wartime experience.

Tom Satterly, along with his wife and lifeline, Jen, have created AllSecureFoundation.Org to offer resources and training opportunities to returning veterans and their families, as well as soldiers on active duty. Services range from substance abuse help, suicide prevention, transitioning, and spouse/family assistance programs.

Our world will always have turmoil, and as our country sends young men and women off to war, we must always remember that our hero’s most painful battle will be fought internally.  “PTS affects the individual, the spouse, the children, the sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, friends and strangers passing by…no one is exempt from the ripple effects.”

If you are a veteran, there is hope. Give yourself permission to break down, but never give up.  Don’t be embarrassed to reach out.

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For veteran resources and assistance reach out to AllSecureFoundation.Org

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