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MC Companies and Move For Hunger Announce Collaborative Effort to Fight Hunger Nationwide

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- MC Companies - a leading Real Estate Investment and Management Company, and Move For Hunger - a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced a new partnership that will fight hunger and reduce food waste nationwide. With estimates showing that the number of Americans facing hunger in 2020 increased by 46% due to the Covid-19 pandemic - that's 17 million more people - the collaborative efforts of MC Companies and Move For Hunger have never been more important than they are right now.

People throw away a lot of things when they move, including perfectly good food. Move For Hunger's network of more than 1,000 moving companies, more than 1,500 multifamily apartment communities, and many of the world's leading relocation management companies, volunteer to collect this unopened, non-perishable food and deliver it to their local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger's network of relocation professionals and multifamily properties has collected and delivered more than 20 million pounds of food - providing 17 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

The partnership will enable MC Companies to support Move For Hunger's food rescue programs and encourage their properties, associations, & vendors they work with to integrate the Move For Hunger model into the moving out process for residents. It will also provide the opportunity to continue to expand the Move For Hunger network: a robust community of engaged individuals that want to make a difference in the lives of others and have the resources available to create large scale change.

"Partnering with MC Companies both complements and advances our mission, so this collaboration was a natural fit," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "With such devastating hunger statistics all around the country, the support of MC Companies will help strengthen our efforts and allow us to provide meals to those struggling to put food on the table."

"The mission for MC Companies and our philanthropic arm the Sharing the Good Life Foundation is to improve the communities where we operate our Real Estate. The partnership with Move For Hunger gives us the opportunity to help provide meals to our communities in need," said Lesley Brice, President and Partner at MC Companies

Rates of household food insecurity are going to remain high for the foreseeable future. Food banks, pantries, and shelters are the only places millions of people can turn to for help. Through the support of partners like MC Companies, Move For Hunger and MC Companies are committed to doing their part to fight for the families, children, seniors, and vulnerable communities who lack reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.

Move For Hunger is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multifamily industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://moveforhunger.org/.

MC Companies is a real estate investment, development, construction, and management company specializing in the multifamily properties and commercial markets. MC Companies has completed over $750 million in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 2001. For more information about MC Companies communities and developments, visit https://www.mccompanies.com/.

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Mom and Pop Baby Business Goes Nationwide

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- ANB Baby, a one-stop-shopping resource for first-time parents, recently gave its brand a fresh new look and feel. While a new website and logo gives the brand a contemporary edge, the most talked about change is the company's newfound ability to connect with parents on a variety of levels.

"We're not just selling products, we're creating a community of expecting and new-born parents and want them to know that we understand their evolving needs when it comes to baby care," Ari Goodman, managing director, ANB Baby, says.

To meet this end, a full social media team was hired and will focus on not just social media content, but video tutorials, educational services, blogs, newsletters and parent affirmations. A brand ambassador program is in the works too.

Content, as well as product information, is now better organized to make it easier for customers to find products at a glance. It has a robust inventory of popular items such as strollers, car seats, toys, maternity/postpartum items and other quality baby gear. Image quality is also greatly enhanced and overall, the site is more interactive and user-friendly.

In addition to the re-branding, ANB Baby also has a new logistics center to more efficiently service customers, while lowering shipping costs.

"Our primary goal is to create lasting relationships with our customers," Goodman says. "We want to help our customers from pregnancy through the early years with not just products, but by offering education and support too."

ANB Baby plans to roll out a second phase of its re-branding to include concierge services, a baby registry, reward programs and an affiliate program.

It currently has one location in Brooklyn, NY with future plans for expansion and plans to maintain the current "mom and pop" feel of the shop while servicing customers, nationwide.

About ANB Baby

ANB Baby was established as a brick-and-mortar store in 2006 in Brooklyn, NY. It carries all of the essential baby and child care products and provides superior customer service, both in our store and online. It's committed to the community, and has supported many charity organizations with donations of toys and strollers.

It's an authorized retailer of every baby product it sells, so customers are covered for a full manufacturer warranty.

For more information: https://www.anbbaby.com/

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Mid America Mortgage Hires Katherine Carlsen as Underwriting Manager

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that mortgage industry veteran Katherine Carlsen has joined the company as underwriting manager. In her new role, Carlsen will utilize her more than 30 years of mortgage industry experience to lead underwriting for Mid America, enabling the company to sustain its track record of compliant loan origination while maintaining its industry-leading turn times.

"While the digital foundation we've established has certainly played a role in Mid America's ability to achieve turn time of one to two business days, the backbone of that technology is our team of highly experienced underwriters," said Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. "Katherine's impressive track record for quickly, accurately and securely closing loans not only helps us preserve that standard of service but also expands our capacity to handle even greater loan volumes. We are confident in Katherine's ability to amplify our underwriting efforts and proudly welcome her to the Mid America team."

Bringing more than 30 years of mortgage experience to her new role, Carlsen has ensured the success of her teams by leading dedicated training, coaching and development initiatives to enhance their skills. Her past employers include Wells Fargo and Salem Five Mortgage Company. Her professional achievements in previous roles include closing $100 million per month for six consecutive years, increasing closing volume by 100%, tripling submission volume and reducing turn time in underwriting from 10 days to only 24 hours.

"I've spent my career preparing underwriters for the unique challenges the mortgage market presents and maintaining a knowledgeable, service-oriented team means that employee engagement, hands-on training and coaching are essential for a lender's success," said Carlsen. "Mid America is a prime example of these principles in action. The team is full of mortgage professionals that are well-equipped and eager to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry, and I look forward to leading the underwriting division to even higher levels of efficiency and excellence."

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/click-n-close/#cnc.

Frequently named a top mortgage employer/workplace by industry trade magazines such as Mortgage Professional America, MReport, National Mortgage News and National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Ophthalmology and Vision, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality

Eternal NYC Restaurant Week: Doctor LASEK’s Anecdote

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Park Avenue LASEK shared today the person behind the continuity of the exuberant NYC Restaurant Week for all these years: Emil Chynn. New York restaurant week is one of the most famous institutions for food enthusiasts in the United States. It provides the opportunity for the average person to enjoy and experience gourmet haute cuisine at famous establishments, many of which have Michelin star ratings, that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Restaurant week started as a onetime affair for the Democratic National Convention in 1992. It was a great success for all the delegates attending from out of town. Almost nobody knows who had the idea of extending restaurant week to become a permanent annual event. Interestingly, the person who came up with this idea was not a chef, nor a restaurant owner, nor a food critic, rather a prominent eye surgeon who was born in NYC and had an interest in cuisine.

"Why would I, Emil Chynn, be interested in extending restaurant week and putting my life at risk for fellow New Yorkers who are also strangers? Because I am very New York loyal and as a native New Yorker I am committed to doing initiatives to help my community," he says.

"For example, in the West Village I put up a lending library so that neighbors can borrow, lend, and trade books which was extremely useful during the pandemic because people were at home without normal social interaction. The following is the editorial I wrote to the New York Times which was published on July 15, 1992 with the idea of extending restaurant week to become an everlasting event and this initiative succeeded because it was rapidly adopted by several celebrity chefs.

"This year Restaurant Week is taking on added significance because of the pandemic as New Yorkers have faced a challenge of being the number one hotspot the past spring in terms of death. I was one of the few eye surgeons in Manhattan who kept my office open throughout the pandemic and I believe that New Yorkers need an occasion to cheer themselves up. Therefore, I am supporting Restaurant Week this year by giving coupons to anyone who visits my office for a Free LASEK Consultation to enjoy Restaurant Week on me!"

He adds, "Don't get me wrong. I'm as glad as the next New Yorker that we put on our best face for the Democratic National Convention. But why can't some of the great events we came up with be repeated every year?

"Today, for example, I had a memorable lunch at elegant Le Perigord for $19, courtesy of the delegate dine-out program. This evening, I strolled along Fifth Avenue, which was turned briefly into a pedestrian mall, with every museum along Museum Mile free to the public, and street artists and musicians performing on each corner. This, too, was organized for the convention.

"Finally, on my way home, I debated about taking the subway, which was particularly scary just last week. I needn't have worried. On the platform to greet me were not one but four of New York's finest.

"I realize these are days of financial constraint. But many of the best events were privately, not publicly, funded. If American Express and Coca-Cola can sponsor the dine-out program this year, why not every year, perhaps on a smaller scale, with more sponsors? Many participating restaurants, I hear, made money on the promotion, with free exposure, to boot. It takes imagination and commitment to improve our city. For the convention, New Yorkers have shown that we have imagination. Now let's see if our leaders have the commitment. EMIL WILLIAM CHYNN New York, July 15, 1992."

About Emil Chynn, Park Avenue LASEK:

Based in NYC, NY. Park Avenue LASEK, owned by Emil Chynn, is the largest non-cutting laser vision correction in the United States, and has been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Discovery Channel, and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He was the first eye surgeon in New York to get LASIK himself, and in 2001 switched to the newer, safer, non-cutting LASEK procedure, and since then has performed about 25,000 LASEKs, which is the most of any surgeon in the United States.

In 2019 Chynn became the first eye surgeon in the world to perform LASEK on himself, which he did to emphasize that this newer, safer, non-cutting procedure that he helped invent while at Harvard is so much safer than the older cutting LASIK procedure that it is possible to laser his own self! He was also the first doctor to arrive at ground zero on 9/11 and was the only medical doctor on that day who set up the triage center and emergency room.

You can see the photographs (which have been exhibited around the world) at https://parkavenuelasek.com/911-volunteer/.

Please contact us for more information and wishing you and loved ones a happy and healthy 2021!

Learn more about Park Avenue LASEK at: https://parkavenuelasek.com/

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Join Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Jack Harlow Celebrate the Big Game in ‘Anything Glows’ Style

TAMPA, Fla. -- Award-winning Rap artists Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Jack Harlow are going to light up Tampa at a pre-game party you do not want to miss. "Super Glow Tampa is going to transform - for just one night - the iconic Dallas Bull into the coolest, Glow in the Dark Rap nightclub Tampa has ever seen," said Event Producer Melody Robles, owner of Melody Lives Fit Productions.

The party will kick off Big Game LV weekend festivities Feb. 5 at the Dallas Bull, located at 3322 US 301 in Tampa. Doors open at 9 p.m.

In addition to the legendary musicians, the night will also feature dancers, DJ Kid Nemesis, and live art performances.

General admission, VIP tickets, and a limited number of right-in-front-of-the-stage VIP tables are available at the event website, http://superglowtampa.com/.

Because of reduced capacity to adhere with CDC guidelines, tickets are expected to go fast.

Grammy® nominated Rick Ross is a larger-than-life rap star who has dominated the hip-hop world for over a decade, mentoring artists such as Meek Mill and collaborating with fellow superstars such as Drake and Jay-Z. His 11th album - sure to be another hit - will be released this year.

American webcast series Verzuz invites two music icons to square off in a "battle" for bragging rights as the musicians DJ their greatest hits. In August 2020, Ross squared off with 2 Chainz, who will also be hosting at the first-ever Super Glow Party.

2 Chainz is an Atlanta rap veteran, whose origins were in the duo Playaz Circle followed by a stint with Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace crew. Now, he is one of the hottest rappers in the game, and his sixth studio album, So Help Me God, just dropped in November of 2020.

Maverick rapper Jack Harlow joins these star-studded hosts on the Dallas Bull stage. Harlow's popularity has been meteoric since the release of his 3rd Platinum single, "WHATS POPPIN,, in 2020. At 22, he is a relative newcomer to the hip hop scene, but his success is the stuff of legend, with BET Hip Hop nominations and the Billboard Top 100 already under his belt.

Come see all three artists on one great stage February 5 at this Anything Glows event!

If you would like more information about this event, or how event planners are adhering to CDC guidelines, go to http://superglowtampa.com/ or email superglowpartylv@gmail.com

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IDS Inks Preferred Partnership Agreement with Promontory MortgagePath

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced today it is fully integrated with Promontory MortgagePath LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive digital mortgage and tech-driven fulfillment solutions, as part of a preferred partnership agreement signed with Promontory MortgagePath earlier this year.

The partnership includes the migration of Promontory MortgagePath's client base to IDS' flagship document preparation platform idsDoc, which is recognized for unequalled customization and superior customer service. Throughout the implementation process, Promontory MortgagePath and IDS worked to meticulously test and prepare for Promontory MortgagePath's lender-client needs, including common loan and document types and likely use scenarios, thus enabling Promontory MortgagePath to further support its clients with customizable document preparation services.

"IDS is honored to be one of the vendors Promontory MortgagePath has chosen to help provide its client base with a comprehensive mortgage fulfillment solution," said IDS Vice President and General Manager Mark Mackey. "IDS proudly offers our clients a system capable of accommodating a mix of loan products and looks forward to supporting Promontory MortgagePath's accelerated growth and its mission of creating a faster, simpler and more-inclusive mortgage process from start to finish."

"As Promontory MortgagePath expands its technology and fulfillment offerings, we are pleased to partner with IDS for our document preparation needs," said Debora Aydelotte, Chief Operating Officer at Promontory MortgagePath. "IDS' dedication to customer service and compliance mirrors Promontory MortgagePath's commitment to its clients, which includes the commitment to offering high-quality vendor integrations."

About Promontory MortgagePath LLC | NMLS ID 1532373

Promontory MortgagePath is a fast-growing team of passionate problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally change the way lenders approach their mortgage business. The company combines an intuitive, collaborative digital mortgage platform with modern, comprehensive fulfillment services, giving lenders the progressive technology and scalability required to profitably compete in today's rapidly-changing residential mortgage market. Promontory MortgagePath's founder, former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Gene Ludwig, is widely recognized as a visionary thinker on the critical issues confronting financial services, and his companies are renowned for their ability to help community lenders resolve their most pressing challenges. To learn more, https://www.mortgagepath.com.

About IDS, Inc.

IDS, a Reynolds and Reynolds company, was founded in 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a nationwide provider of mortgage documents and compliance. IDS services include eSignatures, closing documents, initial disclosures, document fulfillment and integration with leading loan origination systems and eClosing platforms. The IDS flagship doc prep solution, idsDoc, is recognized in the industry for its ability to be customized to meet specific lender needs, particularly in regard to major industry compliance changes. Learn more, https://info.idsdoc.com/.

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Top of Mind Launches Mortgage Marketing University to Help Mortgage Professionals Expand Their Marketing Abilities

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced the launch of Mortgage Marketing University (MMU), a free program designed to help mortgage professionals take their marketing skills to the next level.

MMU's online curriculum features 15 courses covering a variety of topics, from how to build a lead-gen strategy to creating compliant content across multiple channels. Each course is designed to be completed in a single sitting, and students can earn a certificate of completion for each course by passing a multiple-choice assessment quiz.

According to CEO Bill Hayes, Top of Mind plans to expand the MMU curriculum over time. For now, course offerings include:

101-level courses
* Mortgage CRM
* Mortgage Landing Pages
* Mortgage Lead Generation

201-level courses
* Mortgage Email Marketing
* Mortgage Social Media Marketing
* Mortgage Marketing Content
* Mortgage Marketing Flyers

301-level courses
* Mortgage Marketing Plan
* Mortgage Marketing Compliance
* Mortgage Pipeline Management
* Mortgage Loan Origination Systems
* Mortgage Product Pricing Engines
* Retail Mortgage Marketing
* Wholesale Mortgage Marketing
* Consumer Direct Mortgage Marketing
* Mortgage Cross-Selling

"Mortgage Marketing University introduces key concepts of mortgage marketing. Experienced practitioners can use MMU to test their knowledge, while mortgage executives and loan originators will benefit from a better understanding of how mortgage marketing works," said Hayes. "Our goal with MMU is simple; we want to help mortgage professionals grow their careers and their businesses."

Learn more about the MMU at: https://www.topofmind.com/mortgage-marketing/

About Top of Mind Networks:

Founded in 2003, Atlanta-based Top of Mind Networks ( https://www.topofmind.com ) started as a bootstrapped direct-mail marketing company. Today, the company is recognized as the mortgage industry's most-relied-upon provider of marketing automation and creative content solutions. From individuals to enterprise lenders, Top of Mind's SurefireCRM helps thousands of mortgage professionals win new business, earn repeat business and deserve referral business. With intuitive, "set it and forget it" workflows and award-winning content, mortgage professionals are able to effortlessly maintain and deepen their emotional connections with clients.

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OfferMarket Adds Auctions to Commission-Free Real Estate Marketplace

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Today, OfferMarket, a technology-enabled real estate marketplace announced the launch of OfferMarket Auctions. The company's real estate auction framework promotes buyer competition, reduces transaction costs and delivers faster closing times.

Traditional real estate transactions can be expensive, slow and frustrating for sellers. Sellers typically pay 5-6% commission to agents, spend an additional 1-5% on repairs and staging, and another 0-5% on inspection-related concessions. OfferMarket uses ecommerce marketplace principles and a streamlined, managed transaction flow (forms, titlework) to save money and time for buyers and sellers. Transactions on OfferMarket are as-is, and sellers avoid costly commissions and repairs.

OfferMarket receives a fixed service fee, typically $1,250 to $5,000, paid by the buyer at closing. A $250,000 house sold on OfferMarket would save at least $10,000 for the seller as compared to a traditional "on-market" transaction.

"It's amazing how much buyer competition we are generating and how much time and money we are saving the sellers who use our auction feature," says Daniel Sperling-Horowitz, CEO of OfferMarket. Sperling-Horowitz previously founded Zentail, an ecommerce marketplace software company backed by Y Combinator.

"With on-market housing inventory near record lows, buyers are increasingly looking off-market for their next purchase," added Sperling-Horowitz.

"I contacted OfferMarket with a bit of skepticism and very little expectation of selling my property but, within only 3 days, they had several prospective buyers inspecting the home. Very fortunately, one put in an offer which was [17% above] my asking price. From then on, their handling of the process was superb. We closed on the scheduled date. I would (and will) recommend them to anyone that I encounter who has a property to sell," said Tony Santaniello from Scranton, PA.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.offermarket.us/

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About OfferMarket:

OfferMarket is a real estate marketplace that uses technology to save money for buyers and sellers. The company currently has active deals in Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Illinois.

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Beyond Benign Launches Its Green Chemistry Commitment 25×25 Initiative

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Beyond Benign, a green chemistry education nonprofit, today announced the launch of its Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC) 25x25 Initiative, working to ensure that 25 percent of graduating chemists in the US have a background in green chemistry by 2025 with the support of Beyond Benign partner Dow (NYSE: DOW). The initiative comes at a time when today's societal challenges are immense, as articulated through the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Beyond Benign's Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC) is dedicated to integrating green chemistry and toxicology concepts into chemistry programs with the goal of providing students with the skills to design chemical products and processes to reduce human and environmental hazards. With 64 US signers to date, accounting for 8% of graduating chemists, the GCC program is working to create a systemic change in chemistry education, inspiring additional institutions to pursue and integrate green chemistry. With this new initiative of ensuring 25 percent of chemistry students graduate with a background in green chemistry, Beyond Benign is taking new action to extend the GCC reach and resources to achieve this goal over the next four years. Learn more: https://www.beyondbenign.org/he-green-chemistry-commitment/.

"We believe that by supporting educators and students to teach and learn green chemistry, we are equipping the next generation of scientists and citizens to design and select products that support both human health and the environment," says Amy Cannon, Director and Co-Founder of Beyond Benign. "With chemistry at the foundation of any sustainable solution, we are excited about the potential this initiative brings to build a critical mass of green chemists in the workforce."

To achieve the ambitious goal of preparing the workforce for sustainable action, per the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG 4.7), Beyond Benign will provide resources and support to interested institutions. This support includes an assessment of current chemistry and green chemistry programs, recommended lessons to incorporate into their curriculum and labs, an annual Green Chemistry Commitment Summit to bring all signers together, financial resources and on-going support for mentors, teachers, faculty and staff.

"It is imperative that our incoming workforce is prepared to design, create and produce sustainable solutions for the well-being of humanity," says Eunice Heath, Corporate Director of Sustainability for Dow. "Through Beyond Benign's aggressive GCC 25x25 initiative, we will be able to make a lasting impact on education, science and the global market."

Since 2007, Beyond Benign has integrated green chemistry into K-12 and higher education institutions through teacher training, lesson plans, community networks, webinars, and events. Institutions that are interested in incorporating green chemistry in their classrooms and labs can inquire about participating in the Green Chemistry Commitment by visiting the Beyond Benign website to learn more: https://www.beyondbenign.org/he-how-to-commit/

About Beyond Benign:

Beyond Benign, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, envisions a world where the chemical building blocks of products used every day are healthy and safe for humans and the environment. Beyond Benign is fostering a green chemistry education community empowered to transform chemistry education for a sustainable future. Beyond Benign's continuum of sustainable science educational programs including, teacher and faculty training and curriculum development from K-20 are helping to build the next generation of scientists and citizens with the skills and knowledge to create and choose products that are safe for human health and the environment.

Over the past 13 years, Beyond Benign has an extensive history of service, having trained over 6,000 K-12 teachers in sustainable science and green chemistry, designed over 200 open-access lessons, reached over 25,000 youth and community members through outreach, & partnered with 75 universities to transform chemistry education. Together we can catalyze the development of green technological innovations that result in safer products and processes in support of a sustainable, healthy society.

Learn more at: https://www.beyondbenign.org/.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles

Spodak Dental Group Named 2021 VIP: Diamond Top 1% Nationwide Invisalign Provider

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Spodak Dental Group has been named a VIP: Diamond Top 1% Provider of Invisalign® for 2021, which remains to be one of the highest distinctions in the field. VIP: Diamond Providers make up a select few of all North American Invisalign® Providers and are among some of the most experienced.

Spodak Dental Group is the only general dental office to earn the VIP: Diamond status in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin Counties. The team of dentists conveniently offers current and future new patients both Invisalign® Adult and Teen treatments, and provides virtual appointments for those patients who wish to avoid in-office appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"To earn the VIP: Diamond distinction means that we have successfully improved smiles with the Invisalign treatment, helping our patients painlessly achieve their smile goals, all with minimal disruption to their daily lives," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "It's an honor to be able to provide this teeth-straightening method to our family of patients."

A doctor's level reflects the number of individuals he/she has recently treated with the comprehensive Invisalign® clear aligner treatment, and the Spodak Dental Group team has successfully treated almost 2,000 patients to date. Doctors who have achieved the VIP status are Valued Invisalign Providers, and have chosen to specialize in using the Invisalign® treatment to shape their patients' smile.

Invisalign® effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite, and consists of smooth, comfortable plastic aligners instead of sharp metal, reducing irritation on your teeth and gums.

In addition to being a VIP: Diamond Provider, the Spodak Dental Group uses the iTero® Digital Scanning System to provide great quality of care and comfort for their patients. The System eliminates the need for messy putty in the patient's mouth by creating a 3-D digital impression of his/her teeth. The System offers a faster and more comfortable experience with more accurate results, which delivers a more precise fit for the Invisalign® aligners.

Spodak Dental Group is currently helping patients begin their Invisalign® treatment for $0 down and $230 per month for 24 months, interest free. Average treatment time at the Spodak Dental Group is 10 months for adults, which is significantly less than traditional metal braces, in addition to being less expensive than braces.

The Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com/ for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

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