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Top of Mind Networks partners with MobilityRE to fuel mortgage loan officer/real estate agent collaboration through SurefireCRM

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, has added game-changing real estate market intelligence, collaboration and analytics tools from MobilityRE to its flagship SurefireCRM.

"Mortgage lenders and real estate agents who forge mutually productive relationships deliver a better homebuying experience, which in turn instills consumer loyalty and feeds growth through word-of-mouth and social sharing," said Top of Mind EVP of Strategic Partnerships Jonas Kruckeberg. "Top of Mind's integration with MobilityRE is among our most exciting, because it gives loan officers the market intelligence they need to seek out highly productive referral relationships - which SurefireCRM then makes easy with built-in solutions for referral partner co-branding."

SurefireCRM provides access to the most extensive property listing coverage of any CRM, allowing lenders to generate Realtor-co-branded websites for individual properties using data and images pulled straight from a listing. As these Single Property Sites collect leads, SurefireCRM automatically goes to work nurturing those leads with co-branded, multi-channel marketing campaigns.

"In today's mortgage market, everyone is using a mobile device to search for a home. With MobilityRE, Realtors can provide a top-quality, mobile-optimized home search experience in a branded app that insulates borrowers from opportunistic competitors," said MobilityRE CEO and Founder Ben Teerlink. "Mortgage originators can then use data insights from our Mortgage Market Intelligence to identify the most productive agents and bring them into SurefireCRM to start building mutually beneficial relationships. Loan officers who follow this approach are seeing tremendous success and really growing their production volumes."

With MobilityRE's Mortgage Market Intelligence (MMI), SurefireCRM customers can assess current marketplace productivity and act on competitive intelligence to build the networks that best support their marketing strategies. For instance, lenders can identify which real estate agents are closing the most loans of a given type within a given geographical area. Lenders can even track agent activity in real time, receiving alerts as Realtors post new listings.

MobilityRE first made a name for itself with its white-labeled home search app. Designed for Realtors and lenders to share with their clientele, the app pulls property information directly from MLS databases, ensuring data accuracy for a superior consumer experience. When new listings hit the market that meet the prospective homebuyer's criteria and credit capacity, MobilityRE automatically alerts Realtors and loan officers so they can proactively schedule home viewings and prepare pre-approval letters.

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.

About MobilityRE:

MobilityRE is a rapidly growing technology company whose all-in-one mobile real estate technology solution(tm) is used by thousands of real estate professionals at leading U.S. and Canadian brokerages, including Prudential, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, Century 21 and RE/MAX. With MobilityRE, brokers and agents can give homebuyers a branded mobile app that makes it easy to search or view any property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Visit https://mobilityre.com to learn more.

Twitter: @mortgagecrm @MobilityRE #homesearch #mortgagemarketing

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Move For Hunger and Nelson Westerberg Renew Partnership to Fight Hunger as Food Insecurity Levels Rise In U.S.

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, and Nelson Westerberg, a global leader in the household goods moving and storage business, announced today that they have renewed their partnership to fight hunger and reduce food waste in the United States. Since 2012, Nelson Westerberg's 9 regional branches across the United States have rescued nearly 11,000 pounds of food and have provided more than 9,000 meals to people who are facing hunger.

As members of the Move For Hunger network, Nelson Westerberg and their multiple branches educate their customers about the issues of hunger and food waste and encourage them to donate their unopened, non-perishable food items on moving day. Then their moving crews volunteer to deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry at no additional cost. Nelson Westerberg also provides Move For Hunger with additional support by organizing food drives and by assisting with transportation for larger food recovery efforts.

"Nelson Westerberg recognizes hunger is on the rise all across the country right now and that we have a lot of work ahead of us that we cannot do alone," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "We are so grateful for Nelson Westerberg's continued support and commitment to helping provide food for those struggling to find their next meal."

"Covid-19 is creating new thinking, deliberate and urgent protocols for safety. With the unchartered times of this pandemic, basic life sustaining needs are growing at unprecedented levels. Team Westerberg could not be more proud to double down on our commitment to Move For Hunger. We are slowly gaining traction to make a measured difference, organizing for results, and leading with heart to be go givers," said Greg Koehlinger, Executive Vice President of Nelson Westerberg.

To date, Move For Hunger's network of more than 1,000 moving companies, more than 1,500 multi-family apartment communities, and many of the world's leading relocation management companies has collected and delivered nearly 17.8 million pounds of food - providing nearly 15 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

About Move For Hunger:

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 multi-family 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/.

About Nelson Westeberg:

Nelson Westeberg is a premier corporate moving, storage and logistics company. Since 1904, the company has perfected its services that include an exceptionally strong footprint throughout the Continental United States & Canada. Established in Chicago, Nelson Westerberg is privately held, financially very strong and has an unbending culture and reputation for service & business integrity. The company's client reference list consists of well-known global corporations with whom it has provided consistent corporate moving service for 5, 10, 20, 30, and several at 40 plus years of service.

We earn loyalty with each relocating employee we are privileged to serve. The Westerberg Companies' offices are strategically positioned with full service domestic and international moving and storage centers in coast to coast major and secondary cities in the US and Canada and near the major US ports (North Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Western Pacific). For more information, visit https://nelsonwesterberg.com/.

Media Contact:
Adam Lowy
Executive Director, Move For Hunger
+1-732-774-0521
Adam@moveforhunger.org

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DocMagic and Simplifile Team to Advance eClosing Adoption, eNotarizations, and eRecordings

TORRANCE, Calif. -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced it has partnered with leading real estate document collaboration and recording technology provider Simplifile to deliver new process efficiencies that further digitize the closing process, including post-closing automation. Simplifile is part of ICE Mortgage Services, which applies technology and high-capacity infrastructure to make the mortgage process electronic and more efficient.

DocMagic's Total eClose(TM) platform is a single-source platform that eliminates paper and offers major advantages over piecemealed providers that only address components of the overall eClosing process. The integration between Total eClose and Simplifile's Collaboration and Post Closing services includes access to Simplifile's eEligibility data for eNotarization acceptance.

Further, loan closings done through DocMagic's Total eClose platform can now be automatically routed to the settlement agent thorough Simplifile for electronic closing coordination, thus streamlining access to DocMagic's Total eClose room for the eClosing. The digital lift continues beyond the closing table with integrated eRecording with participating counties. Those recorded documents and the title policy are then returned electronically along with associated recording metadata to the lender.

"This integration further streamlines the post-closing process by extending the eClosing process to include county recordings," stated Dominic Iannitti, president and CEO of DocMagic. "Our partnership with Simplifile provides their vast network of more than 39,000 settlement agents with easy access to DocMagic's Total eClose services."

Using Simplifile, agents can seamlessly connect to all of DocMagic's eClose-enabled lenders in one place to exchange documents, data and closing logistics, thus enabling them to more easily support lenders' eClosing initiatives. In addition, Simplifile provides eClosing support and training to all agents to help drive adoption and success of eClosing efforts.

"Process consistency is key to driving eClosing adoption with lender closing teams and settlement agents, regardless of what percentage of loans qualify to be closed digitally or where individual loans fall on the digital spectrum," said Paul Clifford, president of Simplifile. "The combination of DocMagic's proven eClosing technology and Simplifile's settlement agent network creates a powerful foundation that enables lenders to scale their digital mortgage efforts as jurisdictional and investor requirements allow and capture every drop of efficiency and cost-savings possible."

DocMagic's Total eClose platform, coupled with its dynamic document generation service, establishes a single-source solution that intelligently digitizes documents from initial disclosures through closing documents. STRATMOR Group's 2019 Mortgage Technology Insight Study ranked Total eClose(TM) the eClosing leader based on market share, overall satisfaction and lender loyalty. Further, the survey also ranked the company as having the highest market share in the document generation category.

The integration with Simplifile extends automation of the process through post-closing to ensure final documents, data and fee information are returned to the lender after recording is complete, which provides lenders with greater control over the process.

About DocMagic:

DocMagic, Inc. is the leading provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions for the mortgage industry. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Torrance, Calif., DocMagic, Inc. develops software, mobile apps, processes and web- based systems for the production and delivery of compliant loan document packages. The company's compliance experts and in-house legal staff consistently monitor legal and regulatory changes at both the federal and state levels to ensure accuracy. For more information on DocMagic, visit https://www.docmagic.com/.

About Simplifile:

Simplifile, part of Intercontinental Exchange, is the nation's largest e-recording network, and connects settlement agents and county recorders via its e-recording service. It also offers collaboration tools and post-closing visibility for mortgage lenders and settlement agents working together on real estate documents. Through Simplifile, users can securely record, share and track documents, data and fees with ease. To learn more, visit https://simplifile.com or call 800.460.5657.

About Intercontinental Exchange:

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company formed in the year 2000 to modernize markets. ICE serves customers by operating the exchanges, clearing houses and information services they rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global financial and commodity markets. A leader in market data, ICE Data Services serves the information and connectivity needs across virtually all asset classes. As the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, the company is the premier venue for raising capital in the world, driving economic growth and transforming markets.

Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and/or its affiliates is located at http://www.intercontinentalexchange.com/terms-of-use. Key Information Documents for certain products covered by the EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation can be accessed on the relevant exchange website under the heading "Key Information Documents (KIDS)."

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- Statements in this press release regarding ICE's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as filed with the SEC on February 6, 2020.

Media Contact:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949-378-9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com

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National Online Speech Therapy Company Partners with Ignyte Healthcare Strategies to Increase Consumer Access to Telehealth Services

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Great Speech, Inc., a pioneer in the online speech therapy space, has partnered with Ignyte Healthcare Strategies LLC to increase consumer access to much-needed virtual speech therapy services.

In response to the pandemic, Ignyte has launched a strategic Return to Work Plan to help governments, businesses and organizations re-open safely, resume normal operations, and maintain a healthy work environment. By uniting and streamlining accessibility to PPE, COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits, leading PCR laboratory testing services, and several forms of virtual healthcare (including telemedicine, tele-behavioral, substance abuse health, tele-speech therapy, virtual exercise, and population health management programs) Ignyte's Return To Work Plan offers comprehensive solutions for navigating the next phase of the pandemic - helping the workforce return to work and reopening society.

"While we always recognized the strong role telehealth would play in our economy, it took the pandemic to prove the effectiveness and efficiency of our online speech therapy services," explained Avivit Ben-Aharon MS Ed., MA CCC-SLP, Founder and Clinical Director of Great Speech Inc. "We strongly support the mission of the Return to Work program and are confident that offering speech and language telehealth services will reduce employee stress and parental anxiety while promoting strong return-to-work outcomes."

Great Speech strategically matches therapists with clients to promote successful results for children, adults and seniors with a wide range of language, articulation, stuttering and stroke rehab challenges.

"We chose to partner with Great Speech as our exclusive provider of online speech therapy services because we were impressed with their mission and business model," explained Tom Wallace Jr., Founder and CEO, Ignyte Healthcare Strategies, LLC. "The most strategic way to facilitate reopening offices is by removing the obstacles which keep employees at home. The quarantine reinforced in our minds how much we rely on brick and mortar services and how easily we can replace them with virtual ones, like Great Speech."

About Great Speech, Inc.:

Since 2014, Great Speech, Inc. has been the pioneer in online speech therapy, delivering convenient and specialized services virtually. Its innovative approach leverages technology to match highly-qualified therapists with clients who are serious about their communication goals. Great Speech believes that everyone deserves the chance to communicate with ease and confidence. Great Speech is a proud recipient of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification.

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

About Ignyte Healthcare Strategies LLC:

Ignyte Healthcare Strategies specializes in diverse Telehealth / eHealth technologies and applications that enable Healthcare Systems, TPAs, Employers, PEOs, Benefits Brokers, Affinity Groups and Providers to significantly expand the scope, accessibility, convenience and value of the services they provide to their clients, employees and patients. Through Ignyte's established expertise, and broad network of healthcare partners and affiliates, Ignyte offers a broad combination of technology, product and service solutions to help their partners and clients deliver modern, efficient, high-quality healthcare to the customers and communities they serve. ​

Lean more at: https://www.ignytestrategies.com/

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for Great Speech, Inc.
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Move For Hunger and Hilldrup Renew Partnership to Fight Hunger as Food Insecurity Levels Rise In U.S.

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, and Hilldrup, a fourth generation family-owned moving & storage company, announced today that they have renewed their partnership to fight hunger and reduce food waste in the United States. Since 2011, Hilldrup's 10 regional branches (Dulles, Richmond, Stafford (VA), Greenville (SC), Charlotte & Durham (NC), Forestville & Capitol Heights (MD), Atlanta, and Orlando) across the Southeast have rescued more than 64,500 lbs. of food and have provided 53,800 meals to people who are facing hunger.

As members of the Move For Hunger network, Hilldrup and their multiple branches educate their customers about the issues of hunger and food waste and encourage them to donate their unopened, non-perishable food items on moving day. Then, their moving crews volunteer to deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry at no additional cost.

Hilldrup also provides Move For Hunger with additional support by organizing food drives and by volunteering to rescue food from large events, like marathons. Most recently they assisted Move For Hunger's COVID-19 relief efforts, when their Atlanta branch delivered 100 cases of donated GoGo SqueeZ product to Fulton County Schools in Alpharetta, Georgia.

"Hilldrup has been a valuable partner of ours for the past 8 years and their renewed support for the year ahead has never been more critical than it is right now," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "The COVID-19 Pandemic has increased the need for emergency food nationwide. Food banks and pantries are facing an unprecedented demand, and we are so grateful that Hilldrup remains committed to helping us fight hunger."

"We are thrilled to partner with Move for Hunger for the ninth year," said Jordan McDaniel Hinkebein, Marketing Director, Hilldrup. "They have created such an invaluable network of moving companies to assist in one of the greatest needs of our nation - food insecurity. We are honored and proud to be a partner with them and to continue to help our local communities with these food efforts, through customer donations, employee or community food drives and beyond!"

To date, Move For Hunger's network of more than 1,000 moving companies, more than 1,500 multi-family apartment communities, and many of the world's leading relocation management companies has collected and delivered nearly 17.8 million pounds of food - providing nearly 15 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

About Move For Hunger:

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 multi-family 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://www.MoveForHunger.org/.

About Hilldrup:

Hilldrup is a family-owned moving, storage, relocation and logistics company started in 1903. Today, Hilldrup is one of the largest and most honored agency groups in the entire industry, and operates facilities in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida with its corporate office in Stafford, Virginia. Hilldrup moves families and businesses domestically and internationally, in addition to offering logistics services to meet the needs of its clients, which includes Fortune 100 companies, federal government agencies and universities. Hilldrup was recently recognized by United Van Lines as the top producer in 2019 in residential, national account, government and international sales. In addition, the company is a 24-time honoree of United Van Lines' Customer Choice Award. For more information on Hilldrup's services, please visit https://www.hilldrup.com/.

Media Contacts:
Adam Lowy
Executive Director, Move For Hunger
+1-732-774-0521
Adam[at]moveforhunger.org

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St. Louis Firm Mentoring Complete, Associated Colleges of Illinois Partner, Offer Career Mentoring Program for College Seniors

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A St. Louis firm, Mentoring Complete (https://www.mentoringcomplete.com/), has partnered with Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) (https://acifund.org), a Chicago nonprofit, to offer a Career Mentoring Program to match Illinois college seniors with business mentors. The mentors help guide the seniors as they launch careers.

Funded in part through a National Venture Fund grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (https://www.cic.edu), Washington, D.C., the new mentoring program will be available through career services offices at ACI's 27 member colleges and universities (https://acifund.org/member-college-directory/).

ACI provides scholarships and emergency financial aid to first-generation, low-income students attending private colleges and universities in Illinois, plus career services and peer mentoring for students. Mentoring Complete has considerable experience in successful business and corporate mentoring programs. Clients include Enterprise Holdings, New York Power Authority, OhioHealth and Reach International.

"The design of the program creates consistent interactions, so the mentor and mentee have opportunities to assess how things are progressing, and make adjustments along the way," said Aaron Adams, partner and mentoring expert with Mentoring Complete. The students and their career mentors can also discuss areas of development most important to the student, and the seniors develop a better understanding of how to translate what they have learned in the classroom into the workplace, he added. In some cases, mentors can help mentees find future career opportunities.

"The Career Mentoring Program helps get college seniors engaged at a high level with mentors in their chosen career fields, and helps them begin successful careers and be productive citizens," said Mick Weltman, ACI executive director. Career mentoring complements other components of ACI's College-to-Career program offerings, he said. They include Work and Life Skills Boot Camps, and ACI's Career Development Conference and Career Expo, which help students prepare for careers; micro-internships through Parker Dewey, which help students get valuable work experience while in college; and ACI's job-postings page (https://acifund.org/jobs-and-internships/), which announces positions available for alumni of ACI-affiliated schools.

For the fall term, career mentoring dates are Sept. 15, 2020 to Dec. 15, 2020. Spring program dates are Jan. 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021. ACI will work with career services teams at member colleges and universities to publicize the new program and recruit mentees, who will be placed with potential mentors as available.

ACI will also reach out to corporate sponsors and strategic partners to recruit experienced mentors. People interested in becoming mentors should apply though the career mentoring website (https://www.get.mentoringcomplete.com/aci-business-mentor). Mentors will be paired with mentees for one semester based on availability.

About ACI:

Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is a collaboration of 27 private, independent colleges and universities, representing more than 70,000 students. Established in 1952, ACI supports member colleges and universities by advancing independent liberal arts and sciences education and helping underserved students succeed in college, career and life. The organization raises funds for scholarships, peer mentoring and emergency financial aid, and it provides member services such as professional development conferences and college-to-career seminars and events. Visit ACI's website (https://acifund.org) for more information.

Media Contact:
John R. Brooks, APR
Director of Communication
312-263-2391, ext. 3
jbrooks@acifund.org

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Bash Foo Teams Up with Thomas as a Certified Thomas Agency

DAYTON, Ohio -- Bash Foo, a digital marketing agency located in Dayton, Ohio has worked for 21 years in web development and lead generation, serving dozens of clients in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Powered with a common set of goals, Bash Foo will deliver combined capabilities that reach 1.1 million registered buyers, engineers, MROs, and decision-makers on the Thomasnet.com(R) platform.

"Sales teams are often too preoccupied with retention and new business development to properly work on engaging and growing those +1 new customer opportunities. I believe that this new partnership with Thomas ushers in ground-breaking sales enablement services for our existing and future manufacturing clients," shared Bash Foo President, Mike McDermott.

Manufacturers have seen their trade shows and industry conferences evaporate in the wake of COVID-19, making digital marketing an essential ingredient of healthy lead generation efforts. Thomas provides them with access to more than 1.1 Million registered users of the Thomasnet.com(R) platform. Bash Foo develops marketing collateral and email sequences that work to persuade these Tier 1 and 2 OEM's to consider new RFQ's from manufacturers, both large and small.

"As a Certified Thomas Agency, Bash Foo can leverage the Thomas audience, products, and services to increase exposure, engagement, lead generation, and drive growth for their manufacturing and industrial customers. We're proud to have them as a partner in supporting the growth of manufacturing in North America," said Thomas President and CEO, Tony Uphoff.

Best of Both Worlds

Manufacturers for decades have leveraged the contact information within the Thomas(TM) directory to reach out to engineers and purchasing buyer/planners in hopes of earning their business. As a leader in sales enablement, Bash Foo now can pair up marketing automation and remarketing campaigns with laser-focused one-to-one communications that deliver a dependable series of opportunities each month.

About Bash Foo

The Bash Foo team is dedicated to building the online reputation of small businesses through search engine optimization, digital marketing, and creative web design. They can help elevate your current marketing team efforts or fully support every aspect of marketing for your growing small business. Campaigns powered with marketing automation, content marketing, and social media see more lead opportunities, more often. Want to explore your options? Visit https://bashfoo.com to learn more.

About Thomas

Thomas provides actionable information, data, analysis, and tools that align with and support today's industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com(R), the industry's largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing Services, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs and website development. Thomas Product Data Solutions helps manufacturers connect with design engineers through advanced CAD/BIM and data syndication services. Thomas Industrial Data supplies sourcing and supply chain trend data to media, investors, analysts, and researchers to provide market insight and inform decision making. Thomas WebTrax(R) provides opportunity intelligence on in-market buyers to help marketing and sales teams track, identify, and engage high-value prospects. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics(R), Thomas Industry Update, Industrial Equipment News(R) (IEN(R)), and the Thomas Index(TM).

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Associated Colleges of Illinois Initiates Career Mentoring Program for College Seniors

CHICAGO, Ill. -- This fall, Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) (https://acifund.org) is expanding its College-to-Career (https://bit.ly/2ZnBbUx) offerings to include a Career Mentoring Program which matches college seniors with business mentors who will help guide the students as they launch careers. The new mentoring program will be available through career services offices at ACI's 27 member colleges and universities (https://acifund.org/member-college-directory/).

ACI's Career Mentoring Program is funded in part through a National Venture Fund grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (https://www.cic.edu), Washington, D.C.

ACI's Career Mentoring Program is a partnership with Mentoring Complete (https://www.mentoringcomplete.com/), a St. Louis-based firm with considerable experience in successful business and corporate mentoring programs. Among its clients are Enterprise Holdings, New York Power Authority, OhioHealth and Reach International.

"We're designing the Career Mentoring Program to help get college seniors engaged at a high level with mentors in their chosen career fields, and to help them begin successful careers and be productive citizens," said Mick Weltman, ACI executive director. Career mentoring complements other components of ACI's College-to-Career programs, he said.

The programs include Work and Life Skills Boot Camps, and ACI's Career Development Conference and Career Expo, which help students prepare for careers; micro-internships through Parker Dewey, which help students get valuable work experience while in college; and ACI's job-postings page (https://acifund.org/jobs-and-internships/), which announces positions available for alumni of ACI-affiliated schools.

Students and their career mentors can have honest conversations about the areas of development most important to the student, says Aaron Adams, partner and mentoring expert with Mentoring Complete. "The design of the program creates consistent interactions, so the mentor and mentee have opportunities to assess how things are progressing, and make adjustments along the way," he said. "Mentees (students) develop a better understanding of how to translate what they've learned in the classroom into the workplace." In some cases, mentors can help mentees find future career opportunities.

Career Mentoring Program dates for the fall term are Sept. 15, 2020 to Dec. 15, 2020. Spring program dates are Jan. 15, 2021 to April 30, 2021. ACI will work with career services teams at member colleges and universities to publicize the new program and recruit mentees, who will be placed with potential mentors as available.

Meanwhile, ACI will reach out to corporate sponsors and strategic partners to recruit experienced mentors. People interested in becoming mentors should apply though the career mentoring website (https://www.get.mentoringcomplete.com/aci-business-mentor). Mentors will be paired with mentees for one semester based on availability.

About ACI:

Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is a collaboration of 27 private, independent colleges and universities, representing more than 70,000 students. Established in 1952, ACI supports member colleges and universities by advancing independent liberal arts and sciences education and helping underserved students succeed in college, career and life. The organization raises funds for scholarships, peer mentoring and emergency financial aid, and it provides member services such as professional development conferences and college-to-career seminars and events. Visit ACI's website (https://acifund.org) for more information.

Contact:
John R. Brooks, APR
Director of Communication
312-263-2391, ext. 3
jbrooks@acifund.org

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IQBG and Active Navigation Partner to Help Organizations Understand Their Data Estate and Effectively Govern Growing Information Stores

MCLEAN, Va. -- IQBG, Inc. (www.iqbginc.com), a leading provider of information and management solutions to highly regulated industries and the public sector, today announced a strategic partnership with Active Navigation (www.activenavigation.com), the data privacy and governance software provider. The two organizations will work together to enable enterprises to achieve actionable insights from their data to protect sensitive information and reduce risk.

To support the launch of the partnership, IQBG and Active Navigation will co-host a webinar titled "Locking Down Data: How to Protect Citizen Privacy" on August 13, 2020. Register for the webinar using this link - https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6506939908092365581

"We are very excited to be partnering with IQBG. With privacy concerns continuing to grow and consumers wanting more control over their data, IQBG's strong technical acumen is the perfect complement to our leading data discovery software," said Peter Baumann, CEO at Active Navigation. "With IQBQ now aligned to sell and support our software directly, we can further expand our service offerings and implementations across North America."

Active Navigation's Discovery Center allows organizations to pro-actively and automatically monitor the quality and compliance of their unstructured content. Organizations can discover and classify their data estate, for better data management and control. Discovery Center addresses deduplication across repositories, hierarchical classification to match business taxonomies, content reorganization and writing complex metadata to files for use in other systems. With IQBG's high-level of expertise in various applications such as enterprise content and records management, organizations can manage their data silos, reduce risk and comply with regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

"We are incredibly pleased to be working with such an experienced and respected team," said Eric Wadsworth, Chairman & CEO of IQBG. "Together, IQBG and Active Navigation will provide one of the most compelling and flexible approaches to data privacy and governance, enabling our clients realize their compliance goals faster than ever before."

Under the terms of the agreement, IQBG will begin offering consulting and implementation services for clients in North America immediately.

About IQBG

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, the IQ Business Group (IQBG) is a leading provider of information and management solutions to highly regulated industries and the public sector. For more than 11 years, IQBG has applied their industry knowledge and expertise to help customers become more competitive, efficient, and profitable through the application of innovative technologies, greater efficiencies, and cloud solutions. For more information, visit https://www.iqbginc.com/.

About Active Navigation

Active Navigation is a data privacy and governance software company. Its flagship product, Discovery Center, enables enterprises and government entities to map, clean, classify, quarantine and delete redundant, obsolete and trivial data. Hundreds of companies and government agencies trust Active Navigation to help them control sensitive data and support compliance with various data privacy regulations such as CCPA and GDPR. Active Navigation Inc. is headquartered in the DC metro area and has offices in Europe and Australia. For more information, please visit http://www.activenavigation.com/ or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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ITA and Getting to Global Announce New Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Getting to Global and the International Trade Administration (ITA) have partnered to help exporters better navigate federal government trade resources. As such, all federal assistance available to exporters will now be made available on Export Connect, a new platform that brings together in one place all the resources businesses need to export smarter.

This new partnership highlights how industry and government are working together to support U.S. businesses by providing a better access to critical resources to help economic recovery. Getting to Global's growing momentum includes other federal agency partnerships such as the U.S. Export-Import Bank and State trade offices through the State International Development Organization (SIDO). These partnerships help bolster Export Connect as the de facto platform for U.S. businesses to access valuable tools, expert advice, and government and industry resources needed to expand overseas.

This partnership will help ITA, a department of the U.S. Department of Commerce, fulfill its mission to improve the global business environment and help U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. Export Connect is only one of the many technological solutions created by Getting to Global to multiply the impact of leading trade and investment organizations in the U.S.

"There is such a wealth of knowledge already available for trade support. It's been our mission to make it easier for trade and investment agencies to help small and medium enterprises find the right resources and engage with them. As a public-private partnership, we bring together the speed of industry and the insights of government on behalf of our U.S. stakeholders." - Patrick L. Perreault, President of Getting to Global.

"Having come from ITA, I'm pleased to help shine a light on all the great work the inter-agency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, led by ITA, does for U.S. companies. ITA brings such a wealth of knowledge and perspective to our audience and network of local, state, and federal trade promotion and investment organizations." - Joshua Halpern, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Getting to Global.

"This partnership could not have come at a better time. As our U.S. companies struggle to find their footing in this unstable environment, the ability to look beyond their borders through the use of digital trade tools and ecommerce sale channels will play a crucial role in the acceleration of our national economic recovery," - Phil Bond, Executive Director, Foundation for American Science and Technology.

Memorandum of Understanding

Partnership activities may include collaboration and the exchange of information in support of ITA's strategic initiatives. In particular, the parties may collaborate on activities to:
* Counsel U.S. businesses in building an eCommerce export strategy to succeed in eCommerce sales channels;
* Provide eCommerce export training and education for small and medium businesses;
* Provide eCommerce-related capacity building resources for U.S. and overseas ITA personnel;
* Educate small and medium businesses selling online about trade policy and legislation impacting eCommerce exporters and the U.S. eCommerce export sector; and
* Lecture, form panels, participate, and support programs.

The partnership will support activities to facilitate international trade and commerce as well as educate the public about the economic benefits of trade. It will help enhance awareness of ITA and other U.S. Government resources available to U.S. companies and foreign investors, and encourage U.S. businesses interested in exporting and foreign businesses interested in investing in the United States to seek the assistance of ITA,

About Getting to Global

Getting to Global build and deploy innovative technology solutions and programs that multiply the impact of leading economic development, trade, and investment organizations around the world. They deliver unique technologies that make trade and investment organizations more efficient through digital transformation, digital platform development, and a global helpdesk. Export Connect is one of their many platforms, alongside Export Accelerator and Blueprints, all designed to help trade and investment promotion organizations multiply the economic impact of their work.

The Foundation for American Science and Technology (FAST) is a 501 (c)(3) non-lobbying entity that promotes policies to strengthen American science and technology. Getting to Global initiative in the U.S. is supported by FAST, the management of which seeks to provide unbiased programs, resources, and information to catalyze an exponential increase in the number of U.S. small and medium businesses exporting through eCommerce.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@gettingtoglobal.org.

Learn more:
* https://gettingtoglobal.org/
* https://export-connect.org/en/networks/international-trade-administration

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