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Move For Hunger and FINCOR Construction Partner Up In The Fight Against Hunger Nationwide

LAUREL, Md. -- FINCOR Construction, a multi-family renovator operating along the east coast, and Move For Hunger, a national relief non-profit organization, have announced a new partnership that will fight hunger and reduce food waste nationwide. Recent reports say that nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer. It's the fastest rise since tracking began 60 years ago, and food banks across the country are expecting a 60% increase in demand.

Move For Hunger was founded in 2009 by Adam Lowy, the son of a third-generation mover, when he noticed that people throw away a lot of perfectly good food when they move. Starting with his own family's moving company and building from there, Move For Hunger now has a network of over 1,000 moving companies, many of the world's leading relocation management companies, and more than 1,500 multi-family apartment communities, all helping to fight to end hunger by collecting food items and delivering them to local food banks in all 50 states and Canada.

To date, Move For Hunger's network has collected and delivered more than 20 million pounds of food - providing 17 million meals.

The partnership will enable FINCOR to support Move For Hunger's food rescue programs and encourage the multi-family industry clients they work with to integrate the Move For Hunger model into their standard operating processes for customers who are moving. It will also provide the opportunity to continue to expand the Move For Hunger network: a robust community of engaged individuals that want to make a difference in the lives of others and have the transportation resources available to create large-scale change.

The partnership with FINCOR along with their recent fundraiser will also help provide nearly 27,000 meals to those in need.

"FINCOR has been an amazing partner in the fight against hunger," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "FINCOR recognizes that the hunger crisis continues to affect this country at staggering rates. We're grateful for their continued support in helping us provide meals to those in need."

"There are people that need help now more than ever. People are facing issues through no fault of their own, and we have the opportunity and ability to help," said Michael C. Finn, President of FINCOR. "We felt Move for Hunger was the best fit for us to do the most good as we specialize in renovating apartments where residents have to clean out their kitchens before we start. We thought it would be a great addition to the community where residents can donate non-perishables while cleaning out their living spaces."

Through the support of partners like FINCOR Construction, Move For Hunger can continue to make a difference at a time when it's needed the most.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) 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 FINCOR Construction

FINCOR Construction is a multi-family property renovator operating along the east coast from New England and down into the Southeast. We specialize in upgrading every aspect of facilities from leasing offices, common areas, and fitness centers, to dog parks, playgrounds, and California kitchens. Along with the facilities themselves, we are experts in individual and multi-unit improvements including Occupied Interior Renovations that provide full-apartment renovation without interfering with current tenants or incurring rent-loss. Learn more: https://www.fincorconstruction.com/services/occupied-interior-renovations/.

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Stack Sports and Georgia Soccer Look to Long-Term Growth With 5 Year Partnership Extension

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, continues its momentum in Soccer with a 5-year partnership extension with long-term partner Georgia Soccer.

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

"For the past 15 years we have supported nearly every level of soccer within the state of Georgia. We have consistently collaborated with the state office on ways to make soccer management easy, seamless, and most of all, safe! On a personal level, I grew up a Georgia Soccer player and am the person I am today because of the lessons learned on those same fields, and the same is true for many of our team members. We couldn't be happier to extend our long-term partnership with Georgia Soccer and continue to deliver best-in-class technology solutions for the GSSA membership," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of U.S. Soccer Connect.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with U.S. Soccer Connect and Stack Sports. We at Georgia Soccer are continuously seeking technologies and solutions to make the administration and organization of soccer as smooth as possible for our member clubs & leagues while adding valuable products that enhance their experience. With Stack Sports products and future developments, we are delighted to continue the partnership," said Laura Halfpenny, Executive Director of Georgia Soccer.

Members of Georgia Soccer will be able to take advantage of U.S. Soccer Connect's 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 Georgia Soccer

Georgia Soccer is the authorized state youth and adult association for Georgia within the United States Adult Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, and through them is part of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Also, Georgia Soccer serves as the official National State Association of USSF making it responsible to act on behalf of USSF and provide licensing courses for coaches and certification courses for referees.

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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RPM Foundation Joins Forces with The Great Race

TACOMA, Wash. -- The RPM Foundation, a member of America's Automotive Trust, is proud to announce that they have joined forces with The Great Race. RPM will work with the Great Race to administer their X-Cup Grants, Scott Henderson X-Cup Scholarship Awards, and the new X-Cup Team Choice Award.

The Great Race is a timed, controlled-speed, endurance rally based on precision driving and navigational skills in classic, antique, and vintage automobiles covering exciting routes like the historic Route 66. Their student division, known as the X-Cup, is designed for High School, Technical School, College and qualified Youth Group Teams to compete in this special Division of the Great Race.

"X-Cup has provided the youth of America the opportunity to learn first-hand about vintage vehicles and to travel to every corner of the United States and parts of Canada while involved in friendly competition," Great Race Director Jeff Stumb said. "We are proud to join forces with RPM to make the program even better and to reach new groups of young people giving them the chance to earn scholarships and to broaden their horizons by traveling to new places in old cars."

"The RPM Foundation is honored to be a part of the Great Race," says RPM Interim Director Nick Ellis. "The X-Cup Division's goal of introducing young people to the precision, ingenuity, and teamwork necessary to compete in this vintage car rally fits in perfectly with RPM's goal of identifying and inspiring the next generation of restoration professionals."

Funding possibilities and awards for X-Cup participants are:
* X-Cup Grants: Each qualified X-Cup Team will be given a $1000 debit card at the starting line in San Antonio. This may be used to cover fuel, food and other necessary X-Cup Team expenses.
* Scott Henderson X-Cup Scholarship Awards: Qualified Team members are eligible for advanced automotive education scholarships.
* Team Choice Award: NEW for 2021, at the conclusion of Great Race each X-Cup Team will vote for their choice of one qualified X-Cup Team which best exemplifies the student spirit of X-Cup and qualities of sportsmanship it represents. The winning Team's Institution will be awarded a cash grant to help further their automotive programs.

The 2021 Great Race route begins in San Antonio, Texas and follows a 2,000-mile route through Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina before finishing in Greenville, South Carolina, where the RPM Foundation will be on hand to announce the X-Cup Division Winners, Scholarship Awards, and Team Choice award.

To find out more about the X-Cup, visit: https://www.greatrace.com/x-cup.

About The RPM Foundation:

The RPM Foundation, the nonprofit automotive trades' advocate which promotes Restoration, Preservation and Mentorship in the collector car hobby, understands that young people find different paths to their first exposure to classic vehicles. However, once that enthusiastic ember is lit it needs to be attentively nurtured to ensure the future passion for collector cars. In this case, it means partnering with youth programs like The Great Race X-Cup Division to give young people their first taste of a cross-country rally in a collector vehicle.

To read more about RPM and find out how you can help mentor the next generation of automotive and marine restoration artisans and craftspeople, visit: https://rpm.foundation/.

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Stack Sports and PA West Chart Long-Term Future With 5 Year Partnership

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, today announced a five-year extension of its strategic partnership with PA West Soccer, the governing body for US Youth Soccer in Western Pennsylvania.

Currently powering over 20,000 clubs as well as 50 National Governing Bodies and State Associations, Stack Sports will continue to deliver best-in-class technology and service to PA West through its U.S. Soccer Connect platform, an exclusive version of Stack's Sports Connect platform developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer.

The US Soccer Connect platform will provide the operating system and integrated solutions for the state association, its member clubs and leagues, and the parents, players, coaches and teams participating in PA West's soccer community.

"In a time with so much change and uncertainty, we know we can count on Stack Sports to be there. This long-term partnership will support our goals to continue to grow the game of soccer through innovative thinking and great programing. We are looking forward to a bright future for Soccer in Western Pennsylvania," said Tim McCoy, Executive Director of PA West.

"We are both motivated and humbled about the opportunity to continue innovating and delivering unique experiences for years to come with PA West and its soccer community. Developing deep strategic partnerships is fundamental to everything we do, and our relationship with PA West is a perfect example of that," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of Sports Connect.

Members of PA West will be able to take advantage of U.S. Soccer Connect's 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 PA West Soccer

Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association (PA West Soccer) is the National State Association of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United State Youth Soccer Association (USYS), and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). PA West State Soccer Association has a current membership of over 130 youth clubs and eight adult leagues with 40,000 youth players, 2,500 amateur adult players, 7,000 active coaches, 1,600 referees and thousands of volunteers involved across the western half of the state of Pennsylvania.

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 https://stacksports.com/.

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Synthetic Biology for Tennessee Schools: BioBuilder Partners with Niswonger Foundation on $8.8M Federal Grant for STEM Education

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The BioBuilder Educational Foundation announced that they are to partner with the Niswonger Foundation on their award of an "Education Innovation and Research" (EIR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will focus on educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

BioBuilder will provide teacher professional development in the area of synthetic biology through their Essentials and Master Teacher workshops. BioBuilder's Professional Development workshops impact a teacher's understanding of biology and their approach to teaching it. Co-taught by a practicing synthetic biologist and a high school teacher, workshops combine classroom, laboratory, and design activities that are both accessible and inspiring. Participants leave with ready-to-teach lessons that bring engineering into biology classrooms, labs, and science clubs.

Aligned with both the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, the BioBuilder curriculum brings modern context to ideas and content traditionally taught in high school and college classes. At the high school level, BioBuilder has been used in General, Honors, and AP Biology as well as Biotechnology classes. In addition to teacher professional development, BioBuilder will support as many as 19 participating school districts with lab kits available through Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Students will participate in project-based learning through the BioBuilder Idea Accelerator, a program that teaches legitimate biotechnology skill building and data analysis through a team-based approach to creative problem solving and professional quality communication. Interested students may also elect to further pursue their biodesign projects with a dedicated mentor through BioBuilder's out-of-school-time activity, the BioBuilderClub.

This partnership builds on BioBuilder's work in recent years in the Kingsport City Schools, supported by the Eastman Foundation and Carolina Biological Supply Company. In January and July 2019, all the biology teachers at the Dobyns-Bennett High School, as well as teachers from other Kingsport schools and faculty from East Tennessee State University attended BioBuilder Professional Development workshops. Thanks to their training, teachers now plan to provide all 2,500 students at Dobyns-Bennett with hands-on training in synthetic biology over the next four years. After their pilot year, teachers have seen how their students respond to the BioBuilder labs in amazing ways.

Evie LaFollette, Secondary Science Teacher, Kingsport City Schools shared, "We've seen the full spectrum of students doing the BioBuilder labs, and they all enjoy it. They're asking, 'When do we get to do the next one?'"

The EIR grant was awarded to the Niswonger Foundation to fund the Rural Tennessee STEM.LD program. The concept of Learning Design (the "LD" in "STEM.LD") is defined as "the creative and deliberate act of devising new practices, plans of activity, resources and tools aimed at achieving particular educational results in a given context". BioBuilder joins the Niswonger Foundation in the belief that designing student-centered learning ecosystems and pathways can lead to positive student outcomes, from K-12 student achievement to meaningful employment in the workforce post-high school.

BioBuilder is one of a number of partners supporting the Rural Tennessee STEM.LD program. Other educational resources and partners will include cybersecurity experiential opportunities from the University of Alabama at Huntsville; expertise in curriculum design in engineering technology from Purdue University; East Tennessee State University's math, epidemiology, graphics design and computer science programs; the ETSU Research Corporation; and STEM project-based programs including STREAMWORKS, the Marine Advanced Technology in Education for Inspiration and Innovation; and "If I Had a Hammer."

Announcement from the U.S. Department of Education: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-devos-announces-new-funding-accelerate-education-innovation-and-empower-teachers-professional-development-options-0

About the Niswonger Foundation

The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. The Niswonger Foundation focuses on removing constraints to educational innovation and problem solving, thus allowing local school systems to better provide for student needs. By building school programs that are research-based and sustainable, the Niswonger Foundation has become a recognized voice for educational reform in the State of Tennessee, while nurturing the next generation of leaders. Learn more: https://www.niswongerfoundation.org/.

About BioBuilder Educational Foundation

Created by an award-winning team at MIT, BioBuilder offers new ways to teach, learn, and explore cutting-edge science and engineering. BioBuilder provides students the chance to integrate biology and engineering through practical, hands-on lessons, club activities, and school-to-work experiences. Teachers learn new methods of teaching that engage and inspire the young scientists in their classrooms.

Learn more: https://biobuilder.org/.

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MoSHE and IntelliMedia Networks Partner to Digitally Transform the Ethiopian Higher Education and Vocational Training Sector

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) agrees to join forces with IntelliMedia Networks Inc. and its local partners Andalem Consulting PLC and United Systems Integrators, to enable a country-wide online learning platform to streamline access to higher learning across Ethiopia and improve quality of education and training for undergraduate and graduate students.

This historic public-private partnership will implement IntelliMedia's Apollo Learning and Training Management System (LTMS) that utilizes engaging virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content with a multi-phase five-year strategy ranging from a short term COVID-19 response to a full digitization of the Ethiopian higher education and training sector. The project which is valued at multi-million dollars will build higher education institutions' capacity for delivery of Ethiopian-authored content to anyone with a smartphone, including live and on-demand classroom courses, access to additional learning material, centralized secure online testing, artificial intelligence (A.I.) backed personalized learning and data-driven sector performance metrics.

The project is a direct outcome of Ethiopian prime minister and Nobel peace prize winner Dr. Abiy Ahmed's digital transformation agenda, for Ethiopia's inclusive and sustainable development. It will bridge the gap between higher education and the local economy through effective integration with industrial actors through project-based learning, precision internships and job placement. It also aims to become the driving force for technology entrepreneurship and the development of a vibrant national startup ecosystem.

"This partnership is yet another important milestone in our effort to digitize the Ethiopian higher education and vocational training sector, as an integrated part of the overall digital Ethiopia strategy set forth by the government," said MoSHE State Minister Professor Afework Kassu Gizaw. "We are excited to bring this capability to Ethiopia's student body as it will help us further achieve a fundamental shift by enabling higher education institutions to provide high quality, immersive and personalized education coupled with data-driven metrics helping us reach our goal of improving our teaching institutions."

"As a member of the Ethiopian diaspora since 1978, I am especially honored to contribute to Ethiopia's digital transformation by providing educational platforms ideal for its unique needs. With IntelliMedia's consultative and collaborative approach in overcoming local challenges and its commitment to a fully transparent knowledge-transfer, this project will play a significant role in creating opportunities for the Ethiopian knowledge workforce and in fostering entrepreneurship. We will work as a strong and determined partner to support the advancement of education in Ethiopia," said Teodros Gessesse, CEO and co-founder of IntelliMedia Networks, Inc.

"There is a convergence of themes playing out in emerging markets that's accelerating educational institutes' engagement with online learning and training systems. IntelliMedia is thrilled with this partnership, which will provide the necessary flexibility for MoSHE and Ethiopian institutions to deliver content using our immersive learning technologies," said IntelliMedia's president and co-founder Darshan Sedani.

The collaboration between MoSHE, IntelliMedia Networks and local Ethiopian partners Andalem Consulting PLC and United Systems Integrators (USI) is prepared to affect a rolling deployment that is geared to enable Ethiopians to locally create educational content, manage and expand the Apollo LTMS platform based on local infrastructure and mobile data network conditions.

"This private public partnership is an ideal platform that will enable us to effectively mobilize the necessary resources to execute on our joint mission to digitize higher education and better integrate it with the country's and the global digital economy," says Michael Tesfaye Hiruy Managing partner of Andalem Consulting PLC.

"This is a true collaboration of government, the Ethiopian diaspora and local Ethiopian businesses in a project that empowers Ethiopians to create sustainable growth," said Michael Shebelle managing director of USI Ethiopia.

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is established by proclamation number 1097/, in October 2018, and is responsible to lead the development of science, higher education as well as the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Ethiopia.

IntelliMedia Networks Inc. is a U.S.A. and India based company specializing in developing and deploying immersive media platforms that distribute content through the cloud and onto multiple screens. Utilizing extensive experience IntelliMedia has global customers in a variety of markets. IntelliMedia is a winner of two Product of the Year awards at the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters show for products recognized as trail blazers in the video industry.

Andalem Consulting plc is an Ethiopia based firm dedicated to enabling technology and Data-Driven decision-making to advance Africa's economic transformation and sustainable development. Andalem is dedicated to build Private-Public ecosystems that think globally and implement sustainable solutions. Focusing on various markets, Andalem is committed to foster international collaborations that build Africa's technological capacity and accelerate its sustainable development.

United Systems Integrators is an Ethiopian company specializing in building and supporting IT infrastructure and software integration in the financial industry, focusing on banking application software and ERP implementations. USI is a best-practice proven system integrator in Africa with over 20 years of experience and excellent customer satisfaction track record headquartered in Addis Ababa with offices in Nairobi.

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Olea Kiosks, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with UrVenue

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with UrVenue, the leading hospitality technology platform that powers commerce, enhances the guest experience and monetizes a resort's real estate. With conveniently placed Olea kiosks on-property, this partnership enables venues and hotel properties to layer in another customer touchpoint that drives self-service revenue with transactions that are contactless, resource-free, branded, and always open for business.

With more than 40 years of delivering self-service solutions, Olea Kiosks® understands the value of reducing friction in the guest experience. Urvenue's 10+ years of experience in the resorts and hospitality realm and its ability to leverage its technology to monetize non-room inventory and other guest touchpoints during the in-stay journey solves one of the greatest challenges for resort managers. Combining UrVenue's powerful booking platform with self-service kiosks puts guests in complete control.

"It's exciting to partner with another U.S.-based company so focused on technology that puts the power in the hands of the user," said Frank Olea, CEO of the company that now spans four generations. "Self-service kiosks equipped with the same technology used across all customer touch points helps with workforce management and removes mundane tasks like order and payment entry to allow staff to focus on higher-value tasks that truly enhance the guest experience," added Olea.

"Partnering with a trusted kiosk brand such as Olea will help unlock the full potential of UrVenue to resorts and venues all over the world," said Deron Pearson, CEO of UrVenue. "Together we'll be able to service customers with what they want, when they want in a safe and easy way as well as provide resorts with important insights, data and guest management."

An Olea kiosk paired with UrVenue's booking solution puts hospitality patrons in the driver's seat with frictionless, on-property, cashier-less, self-service booking capabilities. Guests can now book and transact any inventory within UrVenue, including but not limited to, special event ticketing such as seasonal pop-up experiences, show tickets, restaurant reservations, pool-side cabanas, nightclub and day club admission, special promotion vouchers, sportsbook lounge seats and bundled on-property experiences to name a few.

UrVenue's hospitality-built booking platform makes it is easy to transact any type of non-room inventory on property and with Olea's flexible, modular design, the physical unit can be branded and designed for custom transactions including physical outputs such as show tickets or customized promotional vouchers or wristbands.

The pandemic has created significant disruption for the hospitality industry. Self-service kiosks reduce human interaction at a time when guests of all ages are comfortable using kiosks. In addition, venues can eliminate wait times with reservations, long lines, and processing payments, while increasing ticket lift dramatically, at a time when every second and penny of revenue counts.

Circa Resort and Casino will be the first resort to use the Olea with UrVenue kiosk at the beginning of 2021.

About Olea Kiosks®, Inc.

Olea Kiosks, Inc., is a self-service kiosk solution provider for the attractions and entertainment, healthcare and hospitality industries. Its technologically advanced, in-house manufacturing, design, and innovation have made it an industry leader. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, customers include The Habit Burger Grill, Kaiser Permanente, Empire State Building, Universal Studios, EVO Entertainment, Scientific Games, and Subway.

For more information, visit: https://www.olea.com/.

About UrVenue:

UrVenue is the leading hospitality technology platform that powers commerce, enhances the guest experience, and monetizes resort real estate by leveraging non-room inventory across all customer touchpoints in the booking and in-stay journey. UrVenue maximizes revenue-per-available-customer with its advanced booking, ticketing and presale platform built for hospitality venues: nightclubs and day clubs, restaurants and lounges, resort pools and beaches, sportsbooks, spas, special events, small group meeting rooms, recreation services, bundled experiences and more.

Since 2011, UrVenue's scalable enterprise technology has been the trusted industry standard for clients ranging from independent venue operators to global hospitality, entertainment and gaming organizations including Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, Tao Group, Bagatelle and Okada.

For more information, visit: https://www.urvenue.com/.

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Fanplayr Partners with PFG to Enhance E-Commerce Intelligence Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization and AI for the past 10 years, recently closed a funding round from Partners for Growth (PFG) to support significant growth in its business and customer base.

PFG is pleased to announce the transaction with Fanplayr is an investment from its recently closed 6th global specialty lending fund, focused on providing growth capital solutions for emerging growth companies globally. PFG worked on the transaction from its offices in Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area, given Fanplayr's strong connections to both markets and consistent with the technology entrepreneurial activity and partnerships between businesses in Australia and San Francisco.

This financing will allow Fanplayr to continue to expand its client base as it acquires new customers as well as providing capital to invest in new growth markets such as the UK, the Netherlands, Mexico and Brazil.

Karthi Sepulohniam, Managing Director at PFG based in Sydney noted, "We are excited to have the opportunity to support Fanplayr's growth today and over the coming years, as they deliver e-commerce enablement and AI technology to global online businesses."

Fanplayr specializes in behavioral personalization and e-commerce enablement for online businesses in multiple verticals such as retail, travel, telco, entertainment, banking and B2B. Fanplayr Co-Founder and CEO Simon Yencken said of the PFG partnership, "It's exciting for Fanplayr to join forces with PFG and to add a global financing partner to the mix. PFG's funding will allow us to continue Fanplayr's growth with enterprise businesses in multiple markets and sectors."

Simon was introduced to PFG by Natasha Mandie, the managing director of EM Advisory, an advisor to technology companies throughout the world, and a resource with significant experience in the ASX IPO market. Simon was attracted to PFG's ability to structure a flexible financing package that allows Fanplayr to deploy capital to fund growth opportunities and respond to market changes and opportunities.

"During the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have made a more permanent shift to online purchasing," said Simon Yencken. "We have seen a surge of e-commerce economic activity in retail, telecommunications, car companies, gambling and entertainment, to name a few. Increasingly, businesses are looking for global technology partners who can support them in the various geographies within which they operate. PFG was a perfect partner for us as we expand existing operations in Europe and APAC, while also establishing offices to meet demand in London, Sao Paulo, and Amsterdam and elsewhere."

Karthi Sepulohniam added, "We are pleased to be working with an entrepreneur of Simon's caliber. In addition to his leadership as CEO of Fanplayr, Simon has had previous success as Chairman and Board member at Aconex and is also currently a non-executive Board Member at Damstra Technology (ASX: DTC)."

Partners for Growth Fund VI has already supported emerging growth businesses in the U.S. and Australia since the initial close in late 2019 and will continue to invest in attractive technology markets globally over the coming years. Building from its home base in the San Francisco Bay Area, PFG has structured growth capital solutions for companies across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand over the past two decades.

About Fanplayr

Fanplayr is a global leader in e-commerce behavioral data, using machine learning and AI to enable businesses to increase conversion rates and revenue, collect more leads, and retarget visitors with personalized recommendations during and after the shopping experience. Fanplayr is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Milan, London, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Tokyo.

Learn more at: https://www.fanplayr.com/

About Partners for Growth

Established in 2004, the firm's investment strategy dates to the mid-1980s when the co-founding partners managed the lending practice of technology investment bank Hambrecht & Quist, purchased by JPMorgan Chase in 1999. The PFG team provides custom debt solutions to revenue stage emerging growth companies leveraging decades of experience gained in structuring tailored debt facilities to support growth and expansion, working capital, and acquisition financing needs for over 200 portfolio companies globally since inception.

For more information, visit https://www.pfgrowth.com/.

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SimpleNexus and Unify Integrate to Help Mortgage Lenders Streamline the Loan Process, Reduce Application Abandonment

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced a two-way integration with Unify's Business Growth Platform(TM) that streamlines the loan application process to improve efficiency and help mortgage lenders reduce application abandonment.

Through the integration, loan applicant information entered into SimpleNexus automatically creates new contact records in Unify, where mortgage professionals can manage customer relationships and deploy automated marketing campaigns. When SimpleNexus detects a loan application abandonment - which occurs when borrowers start, but do not finish their loan applications - Unify is alerted to this abandonment. Unify can then send automated outreach campaigns, which include pre-written emails, call scheduling and appointment setting. This enables loan originators to convert more "drop-offs" into completed loan applications.

The integration also pushes data from Unify to SimpleNexus. With a simple push of a button, Unify contact record information is sent to SimpleNexus to populate a contact's application record. This eliminates the need for mortgage originators to manually enter information in 32 distinct data fields.

"U.S. mortgage volume is on pace to exceed $4 trillion in 2020 for the first time in history. This unprecedented volume is challenging loan originators to find new ways to be more efficient and productive," said SimpleNexus Founder and CEO Matt Hansen. "By leveraging the combined power of SimpleNexus and Unify, lenders can reduce originators' workloads and keep more business in the pipeline."

"We are pleased to offer clients a tight-knit integration between Unify and SimpleNexus," said Scott Lidberg, President of Unify. "Loan originators are busy, especially in these market conditions, and the automation and efficiencies this integration provides will allow them to manage their days more effectively and grow their businesses."

To see the integration in action, visit https://simplenexus.com/sn/partners/unify/.

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.

About Unify:

Unify is an innovative business growth platform designed specifically for the mortgage industry. Unify helps mortgage banks, community banks, mortgage brokers, credit unions and loan originators more effectively connect with their clients, manage relationships and grow their businesses. For more information, visit https://unifycrm.com/.

Twitter: @SimpleNexus @unifycrm #digitalmortgage #mortgagemarketing

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SYNERGY Enters a Strategic Partnership with Airware Transportation & Logistics

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Synergy is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with recent Ernest N. Morial Small Business of the Year Award winner Airware. Airware is a minority certified business with a long track record of introducing innovation at the local, state and Federal government level.

Synergy was seeking a synergistic relationship with the Federal government to drive the most accurate testing available to support critical infrastructure and emergency response readiness. Airware found a unique way to position and contract with agencies seeking the best testing solutions to combat the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis. In partnership with Airware, Synergy is providing end-to-end solutions including testing, trace mapping and disinfection 30-day protection.

Airware invented the key analytics technology that assesses airline landed weight per month which allows airports to manage their business accuracy and real time certainty. Airware is once again working with Synergy to develop predictive analytics to provide Federal leaders with real-time COVID-19 status in a proprietary format that exceeds current standards and informs policy decisions.

Airware is a full-service Management Consulting firm providing consulting, transportation & logistics, information technology, and small business services to a wide variety of clients in both the private and public sectors. Airware is certified with the City of New Orleans, RTA, DOTD, New Orleans Aviation Board, Sewerage and Water Board, and the State of Louisiana Small Emerging Business-Hudson Initiative, PAUCP, NYNJ Port Authority, NC DOTD, City of NY, City of Atlanta, GADOTD, FDOT, ILDOTD and MSDOTD. Airware has Airware offices are located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dallas, Atlanta, Georgia & Alexandria, VA. The firm's founder is a native of New Orleans. He is holds degrees and certifications from Stanford and Loyola University.

Airware was founded October 11, 1994 with one employee. Airware has grown from one employee to its current staffing of fort-five (45) professional and support staff. The professional staff is led by Terry Williams, Managing Partner & key Principals with combined financial and business consulting experience of over 50 years.

Airware is organized into four operating groups: Consulting, Information Technology, Small Business Services and Construction management. Airware's management team includes personnel from several "Big Four" CPA firms, as well as Fortune 500 companies in the disciplines of Financial Management and Information Technology. The depth of experience possessed by our management team provides the stability needed to assure that Airware consistently delivers quality services to all our clients. Airware's significant experience ranges from financial analyses to Construction & Program Management (over 1 billion dollars managed in Capital Projects) as the following qualifications and experience suggests.

Ernest N. Morial Small Business of the Year Award

Ernest N. Morial was a civil rights activist and a political pioneer, whose accomplished career encompassed many firsts including the first black mayor of New Orleans in 1977, a position he held for two terms, and the first African American U.S. Attorney in Louisiana. He also created the first office of Economic Development to coordinate the city's efforts to retain and attract business and the first minority business enterprise counselor to assist small and minority-owned businesses.

About Synergy Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.

SynergyDX is an FDA certified diagnostic laboratory providing the most accurate COVID-19 SARS non-invasive test in the world.

Learn more at https://www.synergydx.com/

If you would like more information about this topic, please email info@synergydx.com

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