updated 10/6/2010 2:17:31 PM ET 2010-10-06T18:17:31

DALLAS, Oct. 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Southwest IDEAS Investor Conference will be held on November 10 and 11, 2010 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas, Texas. The mission of the Southwest IDEAS Conference is to provide an independent venue for quality companies to present their investment merits to an influential audience of investment professionals and analysts from across the country.

The Southwest IDEAS Investor Conference is co-sponsored by Three Part Advisors, LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm, and the CFA Society of Dallas/ Fort Worth. With more than 1,100 members, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the CFA Institute is one of the largest professional investor organizations in the country.

Additional sponsors include NASDAQ OMX, Allianz Global Investors: NFJ Investment Group, Hodges Capital Management, Luther King Capital Management, FACTSET, Perritt Capital Management, BNY ConvergEx Group: NorthPoint Trading Partners, RGL Forensics, Seeking Alpha, Mergermarket, and Ipreo. 

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. "With the recent turmoil in the capital markets, it is more important than ever for public companies to take the initiative to communicate directly with existing and potential stockholders, and the Southwest IDEAS Conference provides an excellent forum for that outreach," said David M. Mossberg, Principal of Three Part Advisors, LLC. 

Attendees include brokerage firm analysts, portfolio managers, buy side analysts, hedge fund managers, and independent research analysts. Qualified investors may register at the conference website www.SWIDEAS.com .  

The presenting companies come from a diverse group of industries, market capitalization, and investment styles (growth vs. value).  Approximately 30 to 40 companies are expected to present at the conference.  A partial list of companies that have indicated they will present at this year's event includes:

Advance America, Inc. (NYSE:AEA) Spartanburg, SC

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) Voorhees, NJ

A.T. Cross Company (Nasdaq:ATX) Lincoln, RI

Capstead Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:CMO) Dallas, TX

Cleco Corp. (NYSE:CNL) Pineville, LA

Computer Task Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTGX) Buffalo, NY

Crown Crafts, Inc.  (Nasdaq:CRWS) Gonzales, LA

Encore Wire Corp. (Nasdaq:WIRE) McKinney, TX

FFE Transportation (Nasdaq:FFEX) Dallas, TX

Great Plains Energy, Inc. (NYSE:GXP) Kansas City, MO

Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:HHGP) New York, NY

McCormick & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MKC) Sparks, MD

Panhandle Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE:PHX) Oklahoma City, OK

Park City Group, Inc. (OTCBB:PCYG) Park City, UT

RG Barry Corp. (Nasdaq:DFZ) Pickerington, OH

R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Nasdaq:RRD) Chicago, IL

Saia, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAIA) Johns Creek, GA

Sparton Corp. (NYSE:SPA) Jackson, MI

Uranium Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq:URRE) Lewisville, TX

U.S. Home Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:USHS) Lewisville, TX

XETA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:XETA) Broken Arrow, OK

For additional conference information, please visit the conference website: www.SWIDEAS.com

For media inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, or to present at this year's conference please contact Steven G. Hooser, Three Part Advisors, LLC at (214) 872-2710.

The Southwest IDEAS Conference logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6515

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