Education and Schools, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Kids Read Now continues literacy partnership with schools, eliminating the summer slide for Michigan students

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Michigan, including Brighton Area Schools, Grand Haven Public Schools, Forest Hills Public Schools, and Coopersville Area Public Schools, to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. "Kids are excited to receive books at home by mail, and not only eliminate the summer slide, but gain up to 2.5 months of learning during the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

"Students and parents loved getting books to read over the summer. Students picked the books they wanted to read and that was a powerful tool for motivating young readers! Great program," said Molly B., Classroom Teacher, Eaton Rapids Public Schools.

"Families loved the engagement and excitement students felt over the summer months when a new book arrived. Educators loved the fact that we were getting books in our students' hands over the summer months helping to decrease summer slide," said Monica T., Elementary Principal, Holly Area Schools/

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

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Business, Free News Articles, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality

AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar Announces its Spring Fling Cobia Tournament Dates

DESTIN, Fla. -- It's time to break out that fishing gear. AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar is hosting its Spring Fling Cobia Tournament from April 2-3, 2021. And, this year's event benefits two of its favorite non-profits, the Destin Fishing Museum and Kids on the Coast Foundation. Proceeds from the tournament will be split between the two.

Early registration is $400 and goes through March 29. After that, registration goes up to $500 and regular registration and packet pickups start at 6:30 p.m. on April 1. Anglers can register in person at any of AJ's four locations; or email entry forms to: fishing@ajs-destin.com. $10,000 in cash awards are guaranteed.

This year's tournament has a few changes compared to previous ones. For example, this year, all boats registered will be entered into a drawing for a free entry into the 2021 Destin Fishing Rodeo. A drawing will be held April 1 after all registrations have been received. And, since Easter falls on that first Sunday in April, this year's event has been shortened to two days instead of three.

Tournament weigh-ins will be held on the docks at AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar and scales will be open both tournament days from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. Weigh-in festivities are free and open to the public. Free parking is available too.

For more information, email: fishing@ajs-destin.com; call: 850-837-0404; or follow their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/AJs-Spring-Fling-Cobia-Tournament-1355341257859169

About AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar

Since 1984, AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar has been serving cold Gulf Coast oysters and cool libations. What began as a popular local hang out known for fresh oysters and cold beer has grown into one of the most iconic "hot spots" on the Destin Harbor. From its humble beginning shucking oysters off the deck behind a small trailer on the Destin Harbor, it's proud to have grown to four locations along Florida's Emerald Coast, serving the freshest seafood, best live music and most exciting water activities in the Destin area.

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JewelryBund.com Continues to Make the Mark on Excellent, Decade-long Wholesale Jewelry Service to Fashion and Jewelry Boutique Owners Worldwide

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- After more than ten years of success, JewelryBund Inc. continues to become one of the biggest professional fashion and jewelry manufacturing and wholesaling business. In its service to the wholesale jewelry industry, the company shows distinct leadership to the brand with JewelryBund's customer-oriented mindset that gained the trust of over 600,000 customers across 200 countries.

Founded in 2008, JewelryBund Inc. revolutionized the business of providing top-quality jewelry and accessories for the sole purpose of reselling. Starting a jewelry business has its challenges, especially when it comes to securing the products. The traditional approach to negotiating with manufacturers is to physically shop for the items. Retailers and business owners never had the luxury to solely buy their stocks online due to the fear of having an inventory that wasn't evaluated properly.

Bigger online platforms like Etsy and Faire have been bridging the gap between manufacturers and resellers. Their online marketplaces revolve around the business strategy that lets individual sellers post their own listings for their clients to see. Both of these platforms, like other online marketplaces, thrive on having as many sellers post as many products as possible. This strategy allows the platforms to have a wide range of items in their catalogs.

However, buying on these platforms means dealing with thousands of different sellers who are also communicating with their own manufacturers just to fulfill the order. The look behind the scenes will tell you that in most cases, these indirect purchases lead to a higher procurement cost with a time-consuming and inconsistent service level experience.

That is where JewelryBund effectively changes the scene of manufacturing and wholesaling. Through JewelryBund, their customers were able to browse, order, and receive items in bulk from direct factory sources without the need to travel back and forth for negotiations with resellers. All items that are sold on the company's website are owned and produced by JewelryBund which made quality-control more efficient and effective. Jewelry resellers can buy all demanded jewelry items at one-stop without worrying about the potential troublesome multi-rounds negotiations with many sellers.

By having self-owned products, JewelryBund takes full guarantee in providing fashion and jewelry items of high-quality catered for reselling. Consistency is highly regarded in the products which makes it suitable for rebranding and reselling. Even without physical evaluation of clients, the quality stays the same.

Over the past ten years, JewelryBund operates three jewelry and accessories factories in China, making the company well-equipped for handling large-scale orders at the lowest costs possible. With such a customer-oriented goal, JewelryBund became one of the leading one-stop sources for all kinds of jewelry products.

In an incredibly competitive market, JewelryBund understands the importance of being first in the fashion trends so their clients can also be the leading jewelry shops and boutiques. Every piece curated under JewelryBund is backed by careful market and customer research to pinpoint all the fashion needs and wants when it comes to Western and Eastern jewelry trends.

The product catalogs under JewelryBund refresh daily to stay true to that goal. Designs are constantly added to capture the newest trends of the market while the old ones are phased out to make sure that every piece of an item bought by the clients is market-competitive and worthy of selling.

Aside from having the best products at the market with the best prices possible, JewelryBund is also highly coveted due to the company's track record of holding steady relationships with the clients. JewelryBund helps its clients embrace the success of jewelry reselling by having professional clients' service support available at all times through their live chat, email, and official community pages.

In addition to that, the company goes beyond the basic means of customer support. JewelryBund also offers business supporting services for would-be entrepreneurs planning to start their own online jewelry business on eBay and Amazon. Despite being a large company, JewelryBund places high importance on every start-up business of every size and provides every support manageable in order to secure their client's success.

As stated by JewelryBund vice president - Cynthia Wong, "We take customers' satisfaction as the first priority because we consider our clients as our business partners who will grow up with us for doing jewelry sales business. We win trusts and maintain long-term business relationship for a bilateral success."

All the heartfelt efforts of JewelryBund certainly paid their due. The company, along with its clientele, continues to grow after such a strong decade. With their belief in "One World, One Jewelry Wholesale Price", JewelryBund continues to push the boundaries to be the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of refined, quality products.

The company's senior business development manager, William Lee added, "Our world-class customer service will guide start-up jewelry businesses all the way to become profitable with rapid business expansions and developments and offer valuable resales experience."

Get in touch with https://www.jewelrybund.com/ to experience firsthand the company's world-class service and become one of their 600,000 empowered and successful business owners.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software, Sports and Activities

New Jersey Youth Soccer Extends Partnership With Stack Sports To Streamline The Registration Process With Best-in-class Technology

TRENTON, N.J. -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, today announced a two-year extension of its strategic partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer, the governing body for US Youth Soccer in New Jersey.

Stack Sports will continue to deliver best-in-class technology and service to New Jersey Youth Soccer through its U.S. Soccer Connect platform, an exclusive version of Stack Sports' Sports Connect platform developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer. The U.S. Soccer Connect platform provides the operating system and technology solutions for the state association, its member clubs and leagues, and the parents, players, coaches and teams participating in NJYS's soccer community.

"In a time with so much change and uncertainty, Stack Sports has remained a reliable partner committed to the success of our members. Continuing our partnership further aligns us with the tech leader in this space and will provide our members with stability, partner-focused improvements, and best-in-class technology. We are looking forward to a bright future for soccer in New Jersey," said Evan Dabby, Executive Director at NJYS.

"We are both motivated and humbled about the opportunity to continue innovating and delivering unique experiences for years to come with New Jersey Youth Soccer and its soccer community. Developing deep strategic partnerships is fundamental to our goals of growing sports participation and making sports easy for everyone involved, and our relationship with New Jersey is a perfect example of that," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of Sports Connect.

Members of NJYS will continue to benefit from U.S. Soccer Connect's exclusive functionality such as athlete safety features, mobile-first player registration, digital marketing hub, comprehensive financial reporting, automated coach compliance, and direct integration with the U.S. Soccer Federation. This connected ecosystem will save staff and volunteers thousands of administrative hours annually and will continue to improve the connectedness of the game globally.

About New Jersey Youth Soccer

New Jersey Youth Soccer, a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation, is comprised of more than 100,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 20,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association features recreational, travel soccer programs at multiple skill levels; Olympic Development Programs (ODP); tournaments including the National Championship series; coach and referee training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs. To learn more about NJYS go to www.njyouthsoccer.com/about_us.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars - Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Software

United Private Cloud: Leader in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage and Orchestration Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- United Private Cloud, a global leader in software-defined hybrid cloud management, announced that its Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services has been named as a "Leader" in the latest NelsonHall NEAT analysis, within the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.

With almost two decades of building and delivering very high-performance software-defined enterprise-grade Private Cloud IaaS globally, United Private Cloud (G3) is on its Gen-3 version. United Private Cloud is fully software-defined and highly scalable across geographies, with on-demand scaling and flexible contracts.

* Fully software-defined, highly scalable private cloud in 13 geographies, across five continents with on-demand scaling and flexible contracts.

* United Private Cloud point solutions (including Oracle, SAP, DaaS, Kubernetes) available across VMware, Hyper-V, and OpenStack.

* Lockdown security, 99.999% availability, 10-100 gig networking, High-Performance Compute and Storage with greater than 50K+ IOPS.

* Drive 30-50% saving across public clouds and on-prem data centers.

* Compliant to over 30 standards like SOC I, SOC II, SSA 18, HIPAA, FISMA, FEDRAMP, GDPR, and NIST 800-53.

United Private Cloud is built with locked-down security, high-performance, 10-100G networking, 50K+ IOPS, and 99.999% availability. Cloud solutions offered by United Private Cloud are 30-50% cheaper than AWS, Azure, or GCP, and 50-75% cheaper than on-premise data centers and other private cloud providers. It is offered in three flavors of G3, which includes VMware, Hyper-V, and Openstack.

NelsonHall's NEAT vendor evaluation assesses United Private Cloud's overall ability to meet future client requirements along with delivering immediate benefits to Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services clients. This evaluation assessed all the major cloud providers in this segment worldwide.

The NEAT assessment identifies United Private Cloud's Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services as a "Leader" in the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.

United Private Cloud's product portfolio includes:

* Kubernetes: managed Kubernetes cluster as a service and offers UnityOneCloud to provide various services, including multicloud container management and monitoring.

* G3 for SAP: a dedicated private cloud solution for SAP.

* G3 for Oracle: private cloud for Oracle X86 intel process.

* Desktop as a Service: private cloud including production environment and compliance. It has a lot of experience in this area across building, testing, securing, hardening, and deploying into production.

* Data center assets and cloud assessment: end-to-end data center assessment of hardware's EOL, EOS, servers, routers, and console managers.

* Private Cloud (build as a service): enabling build of customized software-defined private cloud, through a six-step approach including consulting-led services across cloud assessment, scalability, disaster recovery, enterprise grading, production environment, and compliance.

* Silicon UnitedCloud: enables Silicon companies to run optimized silicon tapeout workloads (Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor, etc.) in a secure private cloud with the ability to scale on-demand for rapid silicon tapeout execution.

"United Private Cloud (G3) is on its Gen-3 version, having been built over almost two decades. It is fully software-defined and highly scalable across geographies, with on-demand scaling and flexible contracts," said John Laherty, Senior Research Analyst at NelsonHall.

Being elated on the recognition, Abhijit Phanse, CEO of United Private Cloud, added, "We strive to drive innovation and enable organizations to gain performance advantages, lower costs, rapidly respond to unpredictable demand, and easily solve data sovereignty and compliance requirements. The recognition of United Private Cloud as a 'Leader' in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services shows the value of the company's end-to-end capabilities to orchestrate the latest cloud offerings, enable the new offering services and manage the underlying technical platform."

About United Private Cloud:

United Private Cloud is a leading enterprise-grade Software-Defined Private Cloud company delivering enterprise-grade private clouds across 13 data centers over 5 continents globally. United Private Cloud's G3 IaaS provides high-performance, 99.999% availability, locked-down security, and software-defined agility and scalability while offering greater than 30% cost savings than any primary public cloud provider. We are one of the world's experts at building and operating highly available, secure, and scalable private clouds.

About NelsonHall:

NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the 'art of the possible' in digital operations transformation. With analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe, NelsonHall provides buy-side organizations with detailed, critical information on markets and vendors (including NEAT assessments) that helps them make fast and highly informed sourcing decisions. And for vendors, NelsonHall provides deep knowledge of market dynamics and user requirements to help them hone their go-to-market strategies. NelsonHall's research is based on rigorous, primary research and is widely respected for the quality, depth, and insight of its analysis.

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

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Wellness Coaches Announces New COVID-19 Testing Contract with Abbott Labs

BLUE BELL, Pa. -- Wellness Coaches has contracted with Abbott to immediately offer ​ the BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 test. Wellness Coaches now offers this 15-minute self-contained rapid test kit for $5 with low-cost administration to existing and new clients.

The BinaxNOW™ rapid COVID-19 antigen card​ allows qualitative detection of specific antigens to​ COVID-19 in the human nasal cavity. This nasal swab test is a fast, reliable, highly portable and affordable way to detect an active COVID-19 infection.

Since 2002, Wellness Coaches has been a leading provider of field-based testing services and has managed rapid and scalable deployment teams customized to meet the needs of their business clients and government organizations. To date, Wellness Coaches has administered more than 700,000 COVID tests spanning all 50 states. Immediately with the BinaxNOW™ ​ ​test, Wellness Coaches can greatly expand access to testing for companies and businesses to ensure their employees work safely in a COVID-free environment.

"Abbott's life changing technology is what organizations need to​ affordably get their employees back to work safely," said Rob Putnam, CEO of Wellness Coaches. "We are proud to continue helping companies maintain their healthy workforce as an Abbott distribution-partner for this low-cost rapid COVID test solution."

Upon request, Wellness Coaches can also administer confirmatory PCR molecular testing with results in 30 minutes on-site. These testing sites can be mobilized, staffed and standing in as little as 72 hours.

For more information about Abbott's BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 rapid antigen test, click here - https://abbott.mediaroom.com/2021-01-12-Abbott-Announces-Fulfillment-of-Federal-Government-Purchase-of-150-Million-BinaxNOW-TM-COVID-19-Rapid-Tests-and-Is-Now-Ready-to-Support-Commercial-Distribution

About Wellness Coaches:

Wellness Coaches is one of the largest and most-experienced wellness, nutrition, and injury prevention coaching providers in the workplace, utilizing both onsite and virtual expertise to the workforce, along with new solutions specifically designed to defeat the spread of COVID-19.

Learn more at: https://wellnesscoachesusa.com/

See "Wellness Coaches Service Capabilities" PDF for reference: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rb5mtQiVuR3eEaQoCtE7Cd6TVUkYVuy2/view

Media Inquiries: Please contact Kirk Hilbrecht
502-592-9267 / kirk@boxcarpr.com

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Hospitals and Nursing

Midwives for an Equitable and Sustainable Future: ACNM Extends Year of Nurse and Midwife, Begins Decade of the Midwife

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization extended the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife into 2021 in Europe, to celebrate and recognize the hard work of nurses and midwives fighting the pandemic. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) supports this decision and hereby extends this recognition to the United States.

The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the critical role midwives play in keeping people healthy across the lifespan. It has also exposed the weaknesses in our healthcare systems and the enormous challenges midwives face every day, as well as shined a light on their incredible commitment and courage. Finally, it has given us the opportunity to reconsider and explore models of care that center midwifery care. As the world's oldest profession, midwives must play an integral part in the future of the world's healthcare.

2021 also kicks off the "Decade of the Midwife" (2021-2030), an initiative led by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). We are at a pivotal point in history, and the actions we take over the next ten years will determine the future direction of healthcare. This initiative will aim to highlight the role of midwives as gender champions in their communities and disseminate evidence about the vital need for midwives to transform quality sexual and reproductive healthcare for a sustainable future.

"We are thrilled to extend the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and kick off the Decade of the Midwife," stated ACNM President, Cathy Collins-Fulea, DNP, CNM, FACNM. "Given the critical roles midwives have played in the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever there is a need to celebrate, uplift, and center midwives in the conversation about improved healthcare."

ACNM's goals for the Decade of the Midwife center around four categories: practice, education, research, and policy. This initiative will integrate seamlessly with our strategic goals, mission, campaigns, and contributions over the next ten years. By focusing on how we can center the midwife in the fight for equitable and sustainable global healthcare, we can work to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

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

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ViewTech Borescopes Acquires New Clients Replacing Outdated Visual Inspection Scopes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Whether an inspection application requires a small diameter borescope to enter a narrow access port or one that can articulate as it navigates through lengthy piping, ViewTech Borescopes VJ-3 video borescopes are utilized and relied upon throughout every industry. North America's lineup of top-selling articulating video borescopes caught the attention of two of their newest clients, a manufacturer of oceanographic measurement equipment and a global energy supplier.

A Production Engineer for an oceanographic equipment manufacturing company sought a new visual inspection tool to assist with product design. It was essential the borescope feature brighter lighting and an improved image quality than their current borescope was equipped with. Through ViewTech Borescopes no-cost, no-obligation demo offer, their Washington based facility was able to trial a VJ-3 2.8mm x 1.0-meter video borescope.

With hands-on experience utilizing the VJ-3, the ViewTech borescope documented areas not visually accessible during previous remote visual inspections (RVI). The decision to purchase was easy to quantify by their engineering team.

Another of ViewTech's newest clients, a global energy supplier, was not able to complete necessary inspections. With their current borescope too large to access chiller tubes, it was critical they purchase an inspection tool specifically for this application. After researching new borescopes for sale, they immediately considered ViewTech's VJ-3 video borescope. The video borescope requirements their Operations & Maintenance Supervisor deemed crucial were: 360-degree articulation, more than 20 feet of insertion tube, and a diameter smaller than half of one inch. The borescope experts at ViewTech recommended they trial a VJ-3 Dual Camera. While many borescopes use side view attachments or interchangeable viewing angle tips, with the ViewTech Dual Camera borescope, simply pushing a button toggles between front-view and side-view cameras. After their free demo VJ-3 Dual Camera was onsite and chiller tube inspections complete, the ViewTech video borescope was purchased by their O&M Supervisor.

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a NDT instrument used for the RVI of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 video borescope consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with a control panel, LCD monitor, power source, and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics, and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

For more information on VJ-3 Video Borescope: https://www.viewtech.com/

MULTIMEDIA:

*VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/nMzKWtANhjQ

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The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra releases ‘Bridge’ – the first of Three Unlikely Albums created during a Global Pandemic

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A global pandemic may have cancelled all of the shows, but nothing could cancel The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra's creativity and desire to make music. With a newly unexpected empty calendar, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra focused its attention on recording.

Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson took their band to the NFS Ranch in Elkton, Florida, during Summer 2020 to record original songs and original arrangements of popular songs. They recorded 26 songs that are separated into three albums. The first album released this year is entitled "Bridge."

Most musicians and performers were caught off guard when their "well" went dry. Jeremy and Clay took the occasion to dig a new well. Exciting opportunities arose as the well began to take shape. From virtual shows in an empty theater to socially distanced neighborhood block parties, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra has been able to work while many were forced to sit at home.

Perhaps the greatest opportunity to arise is the band's Hollywood debut. Four songs on the album are featured in the Universal Pictures movie Courting Mom & Dad, starring Scott Baio and Kristy Swanson, that was released in February. The film is directed by Anna Zielinski, a childhood friend of Jeremy and Clay.

"BRIDGE is an album that connects our band's history with its future; from the Great American Songbook to original tunes. I love this collection of new music and fresh arrangements!" said Tommy Brinson, musical director.

"Wow, what a band! These guys put on one amazing program!" said Brian Laczko, Executive Director, Carson Center, Paducah, KY.

"A real class act! Undoubtedly the best concert I've attended in years. I found myself totally caught up in the [sic] experience," said Tommy Usrey, CEO, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

"Bridge" is now available for purchase as a CD at https://equinoxorchestra.com/ or on all streaming platforms.

Visit https://thefabulousequinoxorchestra.hearnow.com

MULTIMEDIA (VIDEO+IMAGES):

VIDEO: "Outcast Anthem with lyrics" - https://youtu.be/sEVbiFelwBU

- Jeremy and Clay: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yptomz4gi1h5m6q/Clay%20and%20Jermey%20-%20geoff%20Johnson%2003.jpg?dl=0

- Logo 72dpi: https://www.dropbox.com/s/63al7v6wnvqhk8a/Equinox%20Orchestra%2072dpi.jpg?dl=0

- Bridge Cover 300dpi: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci6v77ppn1nwi72/BRDIGE%20cover.jpg?dl=0

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Valentis Announces New Vice President of Strategy, Martha Hunter

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Valentis today announced that Martha Hunter will become the company's first-ever Vice President of Strategy, effective March 2021. She fills a new position helping the company meet growing demand for expansion. Valentis is committed to an aggressive plan that focuses on messaging and education to advance its security solution, supply chain, and risk management consulting services worldwide.

Martha Hunter comes from the marketing industry where she was a Business Development Executive for six years. Hunter's new position will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic growth initiatives for Valentis using her experience and resolve to meet objectives to Valentis.

"Valentis already has a reputation for breaking the mold in the security and investigations industry. I have spent my career challenging people and companies to think differently and ask the question 'Why not us? Valentis's culture, values and leadership style embodies that spirit," says V.P. of Strategy Hunter.

She adds, "Strategy development is not a once-a-year thing anymore, it's ongoing and needs to come with recommendations and actions and the company needs to be willing to act. I'm honored to have the opportunity to play a role in the execution piece of strategy, and I'm thrilled to join a women-owned, purpose driven company and look forward to driving new possibilities for our people, our customers and our stakeholders."

Marnie Sutch, CEO, of Valentis welcomed Martha to her new position, stating, "The addition of Martha to our team is about her ability to bring innovation and change to Valentis. The ability to deliver a professional service that delivers a driven result for our clients is a team effort and having Martha strengthens our team."

About Valentis:

Valentis is a fully operational security logistics and risk management solution for a variety of clients and security concerns. We are growing domestically, and envision global ventures, with services and products under development to create a network of global affiliates, lead through branding, and expand our clients; financial institutions, governments, religious facilities, maritime, cybersecurity, combined with specially developed training, software and telecommunication consultancy, and more. We are mindful and committed and care about our clients, team, and shareholders.

More information:

https://www.valentissecurity.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marthahunter/

CONTACT: Shannon Wright, info@valentissecurity.com

Related link: https://valentisinternational.com/

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