Business, Free News Articles, Software

AnyTrans Is Fully Prepared for iPhone 12: Helps All iPhone Users Transfer, Manage and Control Their Data Easily and Efficiently

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- iMobie is an industry-leading company in providing solutions for all iPhone/iPad users. AnyTrans, iMobie's all-in-one iPhone manager, helps users manage almost all iPhone content - Up to 34 types of data. Whether users want to migrate data to iPhone 12 or organize iPhone data on a daily basis, AnyTrans makes it possible for them to control all the vital content, easily, efficiently, and securely.

Furthermore, to celebrate the iPhone 12, AnyTrans is offering a big discount, as well as giving away a new iPhone 12 until November 1, 2020.

"iPhone 12 performance has once again been greatly improved thanks to the world's fastest A14 Bionic chip. High performance is also what we strive for," said Frank Kong, CEO of iMobie. "After 8 years of improvements, AnyTrans becomes an industry leader in data management and transfer. It has helped 10,000,000+ iPhone/iPad users solve thousands of data management problems, which has been approved by many users and authoritative media."

He adds, "Whether they want to switch to iPhone 12 or manage iPhone data, AnyTrans is a trustworthy and indispensable tool."

SEE HOW ANYTRANS HELPS USERS FULLY CONTROL ALL IPHONE DATA

Switch to iPhone 12 with all the familiar memories

No tedious steps, AnyTrans transfers all the familiar files directly to iPhone 12, like photos, music, messages, etc., from old iPhone, computers and iTunes. Users can also choose what they need to transfer. It breaks the restrictions and also migrates data from Android seamlessly.

Easily manage iPhone 12 data in full ways

AnyTrans allows users to manage all data in 1 handy place, like 1 click exporting photos, music, videos to computer, deleting all contacts in a tap, etc. Data migration from computer/iTunes to iPhone can also be done smoothly and quickly.

Backup & Restore iPhone content to ensure no data loss

AnyTrans offers users flexible and secure backup solutions: full backup, back up changed part only, and wireless backup. Need to restore? Just perform a full or selective restore at any time. Additionally, social messages, like WhatsApp, can also be backed up, restored, and transferred.

Life is full of ease and fun with AnyTrans

Want to enjoy iPhone life better? AnyTrans offers plentiful utilities: Download online videos from 1000+ sites directly to iPhone, manage thousands of apps from computer, airplay iPhone on computer, etc. All these tools are totally free!

Start to manage iPhone 12 now: https://www.imobie.com/anytrans/

Save $20 on AnyTrans & Win iPhone 12 for Free

AnyTrans are running a contest until November 1st. Everyone can save $20 to buy AnyTrans. Surprisingly, if users share the story of their first iPhone on social media with the hashtag #Backupwithanytrans, they will have a chance to win new iPhone 12.

Join now: https://www.imobie.com/special/backup-with-anytrans.htm

About iMobie:

iMobie is an advanced software developer dedicated to making digital life simpler for users worldwide. Information: https://www.imobie.com

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Sibling Entrepreneurs Billy Wright II and Bree Wright Beat Pandemic Odds Open ‘Plenty of Fish Seafood’ Eatery in the High Desert

LANCASTER, Calif. -- The dry and arid Antelope Valley region, located right outside of bustling Los Angeles, is not a locale that makes one think of mouthwatering seafood meals. Add the current pandemic to the equation, and the odds seem even more unbeatable. However, two young sibling entrepreneurs had a master plan and stuck to it. Billy Wright II and his sister, Bree Wright recently opened Plenty of Fish Seafood, their first restaurant in a chain of seafood eateries, in Lancaster, Calif., the heart of the valley's high desert!

The astute young visionaries are promising a winning combination of good customer service, fresh food and a squeaky-clean environment that they hope will keep customers coming back for more. The millennial duo was determined not to let the challenges and constrictions of the coronavirus undermine their hopes, plans and dreams and have so far succeeded.

Billy, 24 and Bree, 25, both attended Palmdale High School in the Antelope Valley and share a strong commitment to the region. They reside outside of the area now but wanted to return and create a Black business to serve their former community. Plenty of Fish Seafood will be a licensing and franchise operation, with the Lancaster/Palmdale location serving as home base. The restaurant will feature an outside dining area per current Covid compliance and will focus heavily on takeout and delivery servicing.

Plenty of Fish Seafood is designed to operate beyond the typical "you buy we fry" establishments, and will present a wide variety of comfort cuisine, including enticing seafood, both fried and grilled, along with delicious seafood-based salads. In an effort to support the economy with domestic based employment, all the seafood will be nationally sourced and not imported.

A host of delectable signature side dishes will also grace the menu, including collard greens, potato salad, mouthwatering red beans and rice and an assortment of homemade desserts. The brother and sister team believe that what sets their diner apart from all the rest, however, is their signature batter, a secret recipe mixture handed down from both of their grandmothers, one from Oklahoma and the other from Louisiana!

"Our dad is my biggest inspiration in this venture. I had been working closely with him in a restaurant chain he was involved in, and I made great suggestions that were successfully implemented. Finally, one day he told me that my ideas were too good to be giving away and I should put my money where my mouth was and come up with my own concept and do things my way! I heeded his advice, got my sister on board and went to work on conceptualizing Plenty of Fish Seafood," explains Billy.

"Our dad eventually left the operation he was working with and came to work with us. So, Plenty of Fish Seafood is a family infused business, all the way from the food to the day to day operations," adds Bree. "With so much craziness going on in the world, we feel blessed to have had so much love and support around us during these trying times. Things often seemed bleak, but our Dad remained a stronghold with his wisdom and guidance."

Billy and Bree have their eyes set on the bigger picture. Once Plenty of Fish Seafood in Lancaster is self-sustaining, they will begin licensing other locations throughout targeted cities across the country. For now, they are busy with duties that include managerial tasks to overseeing marketing and advertising for the flagship shop.

"This is a great time for millennial entrepreneurs," adds Billy Wright II. "We were already planning beyond the traditional brick and mortar restaurant even before Covid. My sister and I were already thinking about how far technology will go in the quick service industry. Right now, Plenty of Fish Seafood will be utilizing all the local delivery services, but I believe delivery drones and self-driving cars are the wave of our future and food servicing will be at the forefront of this change."

"In addition, health and wellness is an even more essential concern now," cites Bree. "So, we will eventually offer CBD infused dishes for its healing components."

As the High Desert's ultimate destination for down home inspired, scrumptious seafood dining, Plenty of Fish Seafood represents a positive ray of hope for the community during these pandemic times!

Plenty of Fish Seafood is located at 43937 15th Street West Lancaster, CA 93534.

Go fishing and follow them on Facebook at @Plenty of Fish Seafood (https://www.facebook.com/PlentyOfFishSeafood ) and on Instagram at @PlentyofFishSeafood / (https://www.instagram.com/plentyoffishseafood/ ).

Order your plate online at (661)471-9620.

MEDIA CONTACT
Makeda Smith
Jazzmyne Public Relations
makeda@jazzmynepr.com
323-380-8819

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

New Fine Art Photography Coffee Table Book Features Lafreniere Park

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The summer of 2020 will have varied meanings for people around the world. For Eugene L. Brill, a nature photojournalist and nonfiction author, it meant inspirational walks around New Orleans' Lafreniere Park. In his newly-released coffee table book, "Summer of 2020: Walks at Lafreniere Park," Brill shares the history and photography of this natural oasis which includes a staggering number of bird species.

The book includes a brief history of New Orleans (including the history of the first settlers, Native Americans, Pirates on the Mississippi, the Flood of 1927, Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone). It also highlights the park's rich history and shares images of its many birds and other wildlife. The author tells the story of Attorney General Lafreniere, explains the park's initial concept in 1975 and documents what it's like today through its more than 50 plus wildlife photos.

"The bird life in Lafreniere Park is unsuspectingly spectacular," Brill says. "Usually when there's a 'Bird Sanctuary' sign you may expect to see a few birds. However, the pure multitude of birds in this park is mind-boggling. They live and thrive in perfect harmony with their human neighbors. My desire is to give people a sense, through my photographs, of what it's like to spend time among the birds of Lafreniere Park."

The foreword is written by Andrew Ward, Ph.D., chairman and co-founder HIV Awareness "iKnow" Music Project-East Africa.

"There's an intimacy to Brill's work; one has the sense of peeking into someone else's private family photo album," Ward says.

Brill shares that he hopes his passion for photography, the environment, nature and wildlife are evident throughout the book.

"Feeding my curiosity for history and my interest in photography, I further developed my love of the natural world that has since become the primary focus of my life. My goal is to use photography to bring history to life," Brill says.

"Summer of 2020: Walks at Lafreniere Park" is available for purchase here: https://www.eugenebrill.me/books

It's also available from:

* Amazon: Hard Cover with Full-color Dust Jacket - ISBN: 978-1715663896

* Independent Book Sellers: Hard Cover with Full-color Dust Jacket - ISBN: 978-1715616809

* Soft Cover with flexible, high-gloss laminated cover - ISBN: 978-1715629731

* Instant PDF version - Viewable on any device

* eBook - Available for Amazon Kindle Fire(r), and Apple iOS devices

About Eugene Brill

Eugene Brill is available for photography commissions to create keepsakes (web/print) and books/calendars that would preserve in posterity for future generations, in addition to generating revenue. Projects that have a conservation theme and involve botanical gardens, arboretums, public and private gardens, zoos, wildlife refuges, environmental projects, nonprofits, fundraising endeavors, etc. are encouraged to reach out.

Several photography collections, including framed prints on canvas, metal and acrylic, in addition to 12-month calendars featuring several photography sets from around the world, can be found here: https://www.eugenebrill.me.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Eugene L. Brill
+1-760-705-4367
eugene@eugenebrill.com

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Business, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

The Sacramento SPCA Is Hosting A Special Fundraiser to Build the New Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento SPCA will host a special stay-at-home fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. to help fund and build the new Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center at the Sacramento SPCA.

During this free online broadcast, viewers will get a behind the scenes look at the health center construction progress, meet some new furry friends at the shelter and see how support of this project will help keep animals in their homes, reduce the number of animals entering overcrowded shelters in the Sacramento region and help those animals in shelters get into homes faster.

Community supporters are encouraged to register for the free event in advance by visiting http://sspca.org/fallfundraiser, where they can learn more about the life-saving project and connect to the live broadcast on Saturday.

The Sacramento SPCA announced their community campaign to raise funds to build the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center during a press conference at their shelter on August 19, 2020. In attendance were a small group of supporters, Sacramento SPCA CEO, Kenn Altine, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and lead gift contributor to the project, Zoe K. McCrea.

"The Sacramento SPCA plays the crucial role in helping pets who need homes in Sacramento and also people who are in need of free or low-cost veterinary services," said Mayor Steinberg.

Although the Sacramento SPCA's current spay and neuter clinic is ranked seventh in the nation for performing more than 18,000 high-volume, high-quality surgeries annually, demand for spay and neuter in the region far exceeds capacity in the current clinic space. The non-profit animal organization is in the process of renovating their former administrative building into a new state-of-the-art 6,400 square foot animal hospital in order to help more animals and people in the community.

The strategically designed space will allow the Sacramento SPCA to increase their surgery capacity by more than 5,000 additional procedures each year, expand their low-cost vaccine and wellness clinics and help provide more animals entering the shelter with life-saving medical care.

The Sacramento SPCA is the only full-service animal shelter in the region offering pet owners a place to take their beloved pets when they have nowhere else to turn; regardless of age, breed, health condition or behavior. Though the Sacramento SPCA had to adapt their services due to the health crisis, they have continued to say yes to the animals and expand public access to their lifesaving programs by offering appointment-based processes.

"We have continued to adapt to the growing needs of our community over the years and we are committed to saving more lives and making the life-saving efforts of others possible now and into the future," states Sacramento SPCA CEO, Kenn Altine. "We ask the entire Sacramento community - to join in this campaign to help build this new spay/neuter clinic and animal health center."

Community members can register in advance for Saturday's broadcast by visiting http://sspca.org/fallfundraiser. For supporters who are not able to join the October 24th event, but still wish to support the project, gifts can be made at http://sspca.org/savepetslives.

YouTube channel for broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSacSPCA

About the Sacramento SPCA:

Founded in 1892, the Sacramento SPCA has been providing homeless animals with individual comfort, shelter, and love for more than 128 years. They provide compassionate medical care to tens of thousands of animals annually and offer a variety of programs and services designed to keep people and pets together for life.

Learn more at:
* http://www.sspca.org/fallfundraiser
* http://www.sspca.org/savepetslives
* https://www.facebook.com/SacSPCA/
* https://www.instagram.com/sacramento_spca/
* https://www.twitter.com/SacramentoSPCA

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dawn Foster
Sacramento SPCA Marketing & Communications Director
dfoster@sspca.org
or (916) 802-0915

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*Caption: The Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center currently in construction at the Sacramento SPCA.

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Business, Free News Articles

SimpleNexus Selects Mortgage Technology Expert Tracy Farber as Director of Solution Engineering

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (https://simplenexus.com/), developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has recruited Tracy Farber as its director of solution engineering. In this role, the first of its kind at SimpleNexus, Farber will create and lead a team dedicated to ensuring the company's marketing, product, sales, implementation, training and support teams work collaboratively and in constant service of mortgage lenders.

Farber brings to SimpleNexus significant mortgage technology and product management expertise gained from previous industry roles, notably with cloud-based mortgage technology provider Ellie Mae(r), loan automation solutions provider DelMar DataTrac (acquired by Ellie Mae in 2011) and fintech startup BlockGen Corp. During her 12-year tenure at Ellie Mae, Farber managed implementation of the Encompass(r) suite of loan origination products for the firm's largest customers. She began her industry career with independent mortgage bank DHI Mortgage, giving Farber a first-hand perspective into the technology needs of mortgage lenders.

"We knew we needed someone very special for this role, which sits at the intersection of all our internal teams and external stakeholders. Tracy's fluency in mortgage operations and deep understanding of market trends will help SimpleNexus maintain our laser focus on developing and refining solutions like SimpleNexus eClosing that are genuinely valued by lenders, Realtors and settlement agents," said SimpleNexus SVP of Sales John Aslanian.

"SimpleNexus has earned a reputation as one of the most visionary companies in mortgage technology - and more importantly, as a trustworthy partner that consistently executes on its vision," said Farber. "I am proud to join SimpleNexus and advance the company's legacy of keeping users and their needs at the forefront of its solutions."

Farber is a frequent speaker at industry events and holds a degree in business administration and management from Bowling Green State University.

To view open positions at SimpleNexus, visit https://simplenexus.com/sn/careers/. Contact hr@simplenexus.com to submit a resume.

About SimpleNexus, LLC:

SimpleNexus is the digital mortgage platform that enables lenders to originate and process loans from anywhere. The company's best-in-class, easy-to-use app connects loan officers to their borrowers, real estate agents and settlement service providers to easily communicate and exchange data in a single location throughout the entire loan life cycle. Loan officers can manage their loan pipelines, order credit, run pricing, send pre-approvals and sign disclosures - all on the go.

Twitter: @SimpleNexus #digitalmortgage #mortgagelending #peoplemovers #mortgageindustry

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Product Launches

Steve Moran Shares Leadership Guidance in His New Book, ‘Lead Don’t Manage’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Senior Living Foresight announced today that the Founder and Publisher Steve Moran, an industry pundit, shares his leadership philosophies in his newly published book, "Lead Don't Manage" (ISBN: 978-1734686401). His company is a content creation platform assisting providers to operate excellent senior housing communities.

While examples in the book are drawn from the senior living industry, its takeaways are applicable to any industry. Moran says the book's readers will discover effective ways to grow life-affirming cultures, maintain great feedback, establish accountability, and build trusting professional relationships with their team members.

"I think," Moran says, "there's one trait you have to have. You've got to have a heart for the people you're leading, [then] you can be a great leader."

Moran has been leading his own team since founding Senior Living Foresight in Sacramento, California, in 2011. He and his creative writers and producers have published thousands of articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources to help senior living operators maintain excellence in serving their residents, families, employees, and local marketplaces.

He explains in the book that "most organizations have a bunch of rules. Now I get that there are some legal employment requirements. But, every rule says, 'I don't trust you to make your own decisions.' At Senior Living Foresight we don't actually have any rules. We have a common understanding that we protect and support each other, and that our goal is to make the world a better place."

Moran is a passionate advocate for improving business leadership and is committed to promoting excellence among senior living leaders. He discusses the book further in a podcast interview that can be heard at https://www.seniorlivingforesight.net/podcasts/.

In both the book and the podcast, he shares invaluable insights and practical wisdom enabling leaders to attract and retain dedicated employees. Moran is a passionate advocate for improving business leadership and is committed to promoting excellence among senior living leaders.

The book, "Lead, Don't Manage," is available through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734686405

ABOUT SENIOR LIVING FORESIGHT

Senior Living Foresight, founded in 2011 by Steve Moran, is the industry's premier thought-leadership platform assisting providers to maintain operational excellence so they can best serve older Americans, their employee teams, and local market areas. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Moran and Foresight's creative team produce blog articles, podcasts, videos, and other resources to help leading industry companies increase revenues, reduce turnover, and create positive cultures. Learn more: https://www.seniorlivingforesight.net/.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Government

NAES Southampton Power Station in Franklin, Virginia Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va. -- Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that NAES Southampton Power Station in Franklin, Virginia, has been recertified as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia's Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the agency's highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems. The facility was honored with its fourth recertification since being originally certified on December 13, 2004. NAES operates the biomass fueled Southampton Power Station which is owned by Dominion Energy, Inc.

"This outstanding achievement in occupational safety and health has come through the dedication and hard work of NAES Southampton Power Station employees and management. I commend NAES Southampton Power Station for embracing the cooperative spirit of VPP, and congratulate them on their hard earned recertification as a Virginia STAR Worksite," said Commissioner Davenport.

NAES Southampton Power Station's commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees is demonstrated by its low injury and illness rates. The Franklin facility has a total three-year average for the TCIR (Total Case Incident Rate for injuries and illnesses) of 0.0 compared with a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) national rate of 6.4, representing a TCIR rate 100% lower than the national average for the industry. The site's three-year average DART rate (Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred injury and illness cases) is 0.0, compared with the national rate of 2.1, which is 100% below the national average for the industry.

As part of the recognition for achieving Virginia STAR status under VPP, the worksite is entitled to fly the Virginia "STAR Worksite" flag. The NAES Southampton Power Station facility is the only STAR Worksite in Virginia for NAES and is one of two NAES VPP STAR sites currently in the United States.

Virginia businesses that participate in VPP substantially improve safety and health protections for thousands of Virginia employees through cooperative efforts to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatal accidents. VPP STAR sites regularly report decreased bottom line costs associated with dramatically reduced injury and illness rates (an average of approximately 50% below the respective industry average), and improved productivity and employee morale. Reducing private sector employer costs associated with injuries, illnesses, and fatal accidents enhances a company's economic viability, competitiveness, and increases available capital for reinvestment, expansion, and new hiring.

VOSH operates six recognition programs. These include:

1 - Virginia STAR is a cooperative relationship between the VOSH program, the employer, and the employees that include the agreement of company leaders to operate exceptional safety and health management systems that meet a rigorous set of occupational safety and health criteria. Participating employers agree to voluntarily participate in the program and to directly involve employees in all aspects of the company's safety and health management systems. Requirements include an extensive application process, submission of written safety and health policies and procedures, demonstration of successful implementation of those programs through injury and illness rates that are below the national average for the employer's industry, and an intensive weeklong inspection by a team of VPP experts.

2 - Virginia BEST (Building Excellence in Safety, Health and Training) is a strategic partnership between the DOLI and the Associated General Contractors of Virginia that recognizes AGCVA members who voluntarily implement highly effective safety and health management systems to benefit construction workers and reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on construction sites in Virginia.

3 - Virginia BUILT is a new strategic partnership between the DOLI and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Virginia and is designed to encourage and recognize ABC-VA members who voluntarily implement highly effective safety and health management systems to benefit construction workers and reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on construction sites in Virginia. The Virginia BUILT program incorporates the ABC STEP program (Safety Training Evaluation Process) as the gateway to participation in Virginia BUILT.

4 - Virginia CHALLENGE is a formal three-stage recognition program that dramatically improves safety and health at the worksite and prepares the company to apply for Virginia STAR recognition.

5 - VOSH-VADOC CHALLENGE is a strategic partnership between the DOLI and the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) to recognize safety and health excellence at correctional facilities around the Commonwealth. Three stages of participation in VADOC Challenge prepare a site to apply for Virginia STAR recognition. Virginia has the only two correctional facilities in the nation to have received VPP STAR status, Augusta and Lunenburg Correctional Centers. For additional VPP information, contact Milford Stern, VPP Manager, at (540) 562-3580, ext. 123, or Milford.Stern@doli.virginia.gov.

6 - Virginia SHARP recognizes businesses of 250 employees or fewer and is administered by the DOLI VOSH Consultative Services Division. Contact Tracy Michaud, Consultation Program Manager, at (804) 786-8707 or tracy.michaud@doli.virginia.gov.

DOLI also offers free On-Site Consultation Services to help employers better understand and voluntarily comply with VOSH standards. Priority is given to high hazard workplaces with 250 or fewer employees and all services are offered to employers at no cost. On-Site Consultation Services helps employers identify and correct potential safety and health hazards by conducting walk-through surveys (without citations or penalties), abatement advice, on-site training, and program assistance to develop safety and health programs.

For additional information about On-Site Consultation Services visit https://www.doli.virginia.gov/vosh-programs/consultation/.

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Community Development Bankers Association Endorses Promontory MortgagePath’s Mortgage Fulfillment Services, POS Technology

DANBURY, Conn. -- Promontory MortgagePath LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive digital mortgage fulfillment services, announced today that the Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) has officially endorsed its mortgage fulfillment services and proprietary point-of-sale technology Borrower Wallet(R). CDBA recognized Promontory MortgagePath's solutions for helping community development financial institutions (CDFIs) expand access to homeownership, particularly in the low- and moderate-income markets they serve.

Founded in 2015 by former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Gene Ludwig, Promontory MortgagePath began with a vision to empower community financial institutions with limited resources to participate profitably in mortgage lending. Through the delivery of best-in-class, technology-enabled fulfillment services and interrelated fintech products, Promontory MortgagePath is able to continually enhance the mortgage process so it is faster, simpler and more inclusive for all borrowers and lenders.

"Creating products and services that include and assist every type of consumer - most importantly, middle- and lower-income Americans - is deeply embedded in our values," Ludwig said. "Earning CDBA's endorsement underscores our commitment to CDFIs, and we are actively pursuing initiatives to empower CDFIs to provide consumers with better access to cost-effective mortgage lending services and credit, making the dream of homeownership a reality for all."

"CDBA advocates for the community development bank sector and the needs of communities often underserved by traditional financial service providers," said Jeannine Jacokes, Chief Executive Officer of CDBA. "We are pleased to partner with Promontory MortgagePath because of its alignment with our mission of promoting financial inclusion and opportunity among people and places often left out of the economic mainstream."

About CDBA

The Community Development Bankers Association is the voice and champion of the community development banking movement. CDBA and its 82 member banks work to make the banking industry a force for good by collectively promoting financial inclusion and creating economic opportunity in the nation's most economically distressed rural and urban communities. We convene community banking peers who strengthen a different kind of banking through collaboration, partnership, and learning. To learn more about CDBA, visit https://www.cdbanks.org/about-us

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 helping community lenders resolve their most pressing challenges. To learn more, visit https://www.mortgagepath.com.

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Business, Economic Development, Free News Articles, Government

Smart Growth Strategies in Pompano Beach Are Protecting City from COVID-19 Fiscal Stress

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- While other cities around the country are considering raising taxes, or already have, in response to budget shortfalls due to COVID-19, the Pompano Beach CRA has announced that residents of the City of Pompano Beach are experiencing one of the lowest tax rates in Broward County according to the recently released 2021 millage rates.

This financial stability is due in large part to the smart growth strategies that have been occurring in the City during the past few years. The City's investment in redevelopment and infrastructure has attracted quality private development bringing in new tax dollars and additional support for local businesses, allowing the City to maintain the tax rate.

"Leadership in Pompano Beach knew the importance of tapping into the City's real estate assets-- land and property, in order to create a more economically stable municipality," said Nguyen Tran, CRA Director. "By properly managing these assets and taking a proactive stance, we have been able to create new revenue streams to benefit the City and its residents, which also offer a layer of protection during unforeseen events like this pandemic."

Pompano Beach began its transformation in earnest in 2009. After decades of decline, a targeted, economically-driven plan was launched, making the City an attractive location to the private investment community. The City prepared for the growth by establishing development guidelines and zoning laws to protect the City from over development. This plan is working to eliminate blighted areas and enhance the quality of life for the community.

Developments such as Koi, Sabbia, Heritage at Pompano Station, Avery Place and the new restaurants and retailers at the Pier such as Beach House and Oceanic have added approximately $166 million in new property valuation and more than $1 million dollars in new property tax revenue to the City over the past few years. Between 2015 and 2019, the City has seen an increase of approximately $39 million or 39% in major tax and fee revenue sources including property taxes, half-cent sales taxes, state municipal revenue sharing, franchise and utility taxes, franchise fees and communication service taxes.

These enhanced revenue streams have allowed the City to maintain its financial stability even through the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 millage rates were recently released, and out of 31 cities in Broward County, Pompano Beach is the 6th largest, yet it has the 11th lowest tax rate, according to the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office.

"Without the strategic growth policies that attracted this private investment, we would be under tremendous fiscal stress right now," continued Tran. "The economic impact of good growth has been extremely important for the long-term success of our City and the prosperity of our residents."

This development has been carefully managed to maximize the benefits including a strong tax base, job growth and small business support, while also addressing important resident concerns by regulating building height, creating walkable spaces and connectivity between projects and exploring ride sharing initiatives to manage traffic congestion and enhance mobility. Cities who invest in their public assets and build quality amenities for their residents tend to be the most fiscally stable. The City and CRA's investment in our public assets have been instrumental in attracting private sector investment.

About the Pompano Beach CRA:

The City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was created in 1989. It has two independent districts: Northwest CRA and East CRA established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the economic health of an area, and encouraging public and private investments in a CRA district.

The Pompano Beach CRA is funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The funds are collected as property values increase and a portion of that increase is captured by the Agency. TIF raises revenue for redevelopment efforts without raising taxes. For more information http://www.pompanobeachfl.gov/pages/cra

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Capital Subaru of Greensboro Hosts Triad Golden Retriever Rescue Event

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Capital Subaru of Greensboro is proud to announce that they are celebrating the Subaru Loves Pets Event AND National Make a Dog's Day by partnering with Triad Golden Retriever Rescue for a day of totally PAWSOME fun for all pets!

The celebration will be held Thursday October 22, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at 801 E Bessemer Ave - This is an outdoor socially distanced event.

Contributors include Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, North Carolina Pet Partners and arcBARKS.

The general public is invited to attend with their furry friends! Festivities include a pet photo station with a local pet photographer and goodie bags with treats for canines and owners while supplies last.

"The companionship of pets reduces stress and lessens anxiety. I know I couldn't live without my dogs and that's why we are so proud of this partnership." expressed General Manager, Ken Fanelli. "This event is as much for the people as it is for the dogs! So come out and make a dog's day!"

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.:

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (TGRR) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, humane treatment and placement of homeless Golden Retrievers, and to the education of the public about the breed.

arcBARKS:

arcBARKS Dog Treat Company was created by The Arc of Greensboro in response to an increasing need for post-high school options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. arcBARKS was envisioned as a self-funding program that would provide vocational training in the real world setting of a functioning dog treat bakery.

North Carolina Pet Partners:

Helping people live healthier and happier lives by sharing the healing power of pets.

Capital Subaru of Greensboro:

Capital Subaru of Greensboro is located is conveniently located at 801 E Bessemer Ave. They're a part of Capital Automotive Group with the goal of providing consistent customer experiences at all locations and are excited you help you with any of your automotive needs!

Related link: https://www.capitalsubarugreensboro.com/

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