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

The California State Soccer Association – South Celebrates 20 Years of Partnership with Sports Connect with Historic Extension

FULLERTON, Calif. -- California State Soccer Association - South (Cal South), the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, and the United States Adult Soccer Association, has announced a multi-year partnership with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, as the Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider for the state. This partnership was established to further Cal South's mission of advancing and improving the game of soccer.

Sports Connect provides technology solutions for the state association, affiliated leagues and clubs, and the participating players, coaches, families, and volunteers. As part of the partnership extension, Sports Connect has built additional functionality known as "split pay," which will allow registration funds to be distributed appropriately between the state and the affiliated clubs. This new functionality and existing features aim to help grow participation in the sport by reducing volunteer burnout and making registration easy for players and their families.

Sports Connect is a critical component of the U.S. Soccer Connect mission of growing participation and advancing the sport of soccer in conjunction with U.S. Soccer. The U.S. Soccer Connect initiative consists of leading services powered by Stack Sports connecting every level of the soccer pathway. It represents the largest technology and sports resources commitment to any project in American sports history.

"Cal South has partnered with Sports Connect since 2003, and we are excited to grow adoption throughout the state," said Terry Fisher, CEO of Cal South. "Our goal with this partnership is to equip our staff and volunteers with the best and most supported tools on the market so they can spend less time on administrative work and more time growing the sport in southern California."

"Partnerships like this are an integral part of our goal of creating a connected ecosystem in soccer. We are honored to continue our work with Cal South to make this a reality," said Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect. "The new split pay model revolutionizes taking registration payments, so staff and volunteers can focus on creating an environment where young players thrive. We are proud to serve alongside their mission through innovative technology and best-in-class support."

Affiliated clubs partnering with Sports Connect have access to a full suite of features, including Mobile-First Registration, seamless data integration with Cal South, safety and compliance tracking, professional website designs, business insights, fanwear, and much more.

To learn more about this partnership, visit https://sportsconnect.com/cal-south-soccer/.

About Cal South:

The California State Soccer Association - South (Cal South) is a 501(c)(3) California public benefit corporation and is an official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, and the United States Adult Soccer Association. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders, and skill levels. For more information about Cal South, visit https://calsouth.com/.

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 four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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

USA Wrestling Partners with Sports Connect to Advance the Sport Using Innovative Technology

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body for the sport of wrestling in the United States, has announced a three-year partnership with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports.

USA Wrestling's partnership with Sports Connect serves to further its mission of providing quality opportunities for its State Associations, Clubs and members through technology solutions for the governing body, athletes, coaches, families, and volunteers.

"We are excited to secure a partner in Stack Sports who can help provide our members access to innovative technology with best-in-class support to keep their season running smoothly and ultimately grow wrestling across the country," said Rich Bender, Executive Director of USA Wrestling. "With the Sports Connect platform, we know we have secured a partner who is best positioned to serve our membership."

As an official partner of USA Wrestling, Sports Connect will serve as the participation growth platform for both USA Wrestling State Associations and chartered clubs.

"We are proud to partner with USA Wrestling to help grow participation in the sport," said Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect. "USA Wrestling helps its members to achieve their full human and athletic potential, and Sports Connect is honored to expand into one of the USOPC's member organizations to partner with them in expanding this mission."

Chartered clubs using the Sports Connect platform for their websites will have access to a full suite of features, including industry leading business insights tools, mobile-first registration, seamless content integration with USA Wrestling, professional website designs, secure online payment processing, and more.

USA Wrestling has long-term goals to grow and serve its membership and believes that Sports Connect is the conduit to help prime this growth.

When your club is ready to take advantage of the benefits of this new partnership, contact the Sports Connect team at https://sportsconnect.com/usa-wrestling/.

About USA Wrestling:

USA Wrestling is the national governing body for wrestling in the United States and is a member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. It has over 247,000 members across the nation, boys and girls, men and women of all ages, representing all levels of the sport. USA Wrestling's president is Bruce Baumgartner and its Executive Director is Rich Bender. More information can be found at http://www.TheMat.com.

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 four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Real Estate, Software

San Antonio Board of REALTORS® implements Down Payment Resource to raise Realtor and homebuyer awareness of down payment assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to provide its approximately 16,000 multiple listing service (MLS) subscribers with access to DPR's toolset that helps real estate agents connect clients with programs that can help save on down payments and closing costs.

SABOR is a primary resource homebuyers and sellers in the San Antonio area use to search and list local property listings and connect with a REALTOR®. SABOR's partnership with DPR will enable its REALTOR® members and MLS subscribers to identify SABOR listings that are eligible for homebuyer and down payment assistance (DPA) programs funded at the state, local and national level.

DPR reports that almost 86% of SABOR's property inventory is eligible for one or more of the 64 total homebuyer assistance programs in the Greater San Antonio area. Assistance amounts range from $5,000 to $30,000 and can be used by homebuyers that earn as much as $104,000 per year toward homes priced up to $647,000, though income and price limits are even higher in certain targeted areas. On average, homes in SABOR's service region are eligible for roughly $16,000.

"SABOR members have long been champions of the San Antonio community, and we are dedicated to helping homebuyers access safe and sustainable homeownership," said SABOR CEO Gilbert Gonzalez. "Our partnership with DPR will help our real estate members better serve their clients by shedding light on the ample homebuyer assistance programs available in our region. SABOR looks forward to further supporting homeownership in San Antonio with DPR's support and user-friendly digital tools."

"San Antonio is one of the least affordable U.S. cities for renters, which is why it is so important for residents to be connected with resources like down payment assistance to make the leap from renter to homeowner," said Rob Chrane, CEO of DPR. "We are proud to share our comprehensive database of homebuyer assistance programs - including down payment assistance, grants, affordable first mortgages and more - to help SABOR members better serve their communities with the financial resources that help make homeownership achievable."

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,200 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100™. DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit DownPaymentResource.com and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource .

About SABOR:

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® is your primary resource when it comes to finding a REALTOR® and buying and selling in the San Antonio area. It is the largest professional trade association in San Antonio and represents over 15,000 REALTOR® members. SABOR's membership services ten counties including Bexar, Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, Kendall, LaSalle, McMullen, Medina, Uvalde, and Wilson. SABOR is one of over 1,200 local boards and 54 state and territory organizations of REALTORS® nationwide that make up the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

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

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Aerospace and Aviation, Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Regional Events

NGPA Partners With ALPA, Int. to Host Fourth Biennial Aviation Inclusion Summit

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- Education and awareness are critical to the mission of the NGPA; this is why the NGPA is eager to announce our fourth Aviation Inclusion Summit. This event will take place November 1-3, 2022, in Washington, D.C. This event targets leaders in today's robust aviation industry with aspirations of heightening diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. In addition, it aims to arm attendees with the right tools to foster a safe and welcoming environment for all.

After a short hiatus due to the pandemic, the NGPA is ready to build upon learned knowledge from the previous summits. This year's schedule will address inclusion across a wide array of aviation specialties. NGPA will again have speakers representing the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), Latino Pilots Association (LPA), Women in Aviation International (WAI), Professional Asian Pilots Association (PAPA), Professional Pilots of Tomorrow (PPOT), and others to speak to the incredible value of diverse and inclusive workspaces.

"I believe that having their participation will surely contribute new ideas and discussions to further our goal of making the industry more inclusive and diverse. The faces in aviation are changing, and I am proud that the NGPA is doing its part to be a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion," says NGPA Board Member Jason Israel.

"This event is an excellent opportunity to enhance personal knowledge surrounding DEI and how to integrate it into your daily practices and workplace culture," says NGPA President, Brian Gambino.

Registration for the Aviation Inclusion Summit opens today! The cost of this event is $599 per attendee. Attendees can register or find more information about this event at http://www.ngpa.org/ais.

About NGPA:

The NGPA is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. Founded in 1990, NGPA is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) aviation professionals and enthusiasts. Our organization aims to encourage individuals to begin aviation careers, foster an environment of equality for LGBTQ+ aviators, promote safety, and establish personal and professional networks. The NGPA makes this a reality through education, outreach, and social events. Our organization is run by a board of directors, executive leadership, and volunteers!

For more information, visit https://www.ngpa.org/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles

The Joy Factory Partners with Augmentir to Offer Seamless Solutions for The Mobile Connected Workforce

IRVINE, Calif. -- Global mobile tablet accessory manufacturer The Joy Factory has partnered with smart workforce solutions provider Augmentir™ to deliver the tools needed by today's mobile connected workers to boost productivity, streamline processes, improve work quality, and ensure safety particularly in the fields of Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, and Manufacturing.

With decades of expertise in the technology and electronics sectors, The Joy Factory has been consistently providing solid solutions for mobile workers, enabling them to stay active, engaged and feel secure while using their devices even under challenging conditions. Having a range of products that are Hazardous Location (HazLoc) compliant or certified in Class I and Class II, Div. 2 & Class III Div. 1 & Div. 2, Groups A - D, F & G for North America as well as in ATEX Zone 2 Compliance: Ex ic nc IIC, enable workers to focus on their job without worrying about safety and compliance. The Joy Factory also supplies compatible patented MagConnect™ ergonomic mounts that allow mobile users to work comfortably hands-free regardless of their location.

As products become more sophisticated and global competition grows stronger, new opportunities have opened for many industries. Along with these changes, the workforce is transitioning into a digital age as boomers are starting to retire, making way for millennials who aim for collaborative processes that improve efficiency and enable them to manage their work more effectively.

"Instead of getting swallowed up by the digital age, many companies have ridden the wave and adapted to these changes," said Miranda Su, executive vice president. "And one of the keys to this is allowing employee mobility, which is more than just giving mobile devices to your workers. Rather, it's about giving them both protection and access to their work and all the data they need to perform their tasks from any location in the world."

Mobile connected workers have many challenges which is why The Joy Factory and Augmentir™ have teamed up to offer end-to-end solutions for companies who are looking for ways to expand the capabilities of their field workers.

Augmentir™ takes this one step further with their suite of AI-based connected worker tools that blends intelligent skills management and digitized work, giving workers the guidance and support they need, and giving employers data-driven insights, in real-time, into the needs and performance quality of their workforce. This means that the company's decision makers get more clarity on how the work is being done, thus enabling customization of work processes that aim to improve efficiency and productivity.

These insights enable team leaders and managers to provide personalized on-the-job guidance and support, as well as deliver the right information at key moments to help workers perform at their personal best. Augmentir's solution is specifically designed to recognize patterns from data sets generated by frontline workers, then works to extract only the relevant information and bring focus on the real issues that affect the company's bottom line.

Augmentir's AI can be applied in many industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, as well as pharma and life sciences, helping companies streamline their operations and find ways to improve on in terms of safety, quality, operations, maintenance, field service, training, and workforce development.

"The combination of Augmentir and The Joy Factory meets the unique requirements of our industrial clients. Our clients are looking for Augmentir to assist every worker at each phase of their jobs but as no two facilities are set up the same, a lot of thought must go into how digital technologies can be incorporated into their work environments," said Dave Landreth, vice president of customer strategy. "Having a partner who can cater to the specific requirements of our clients in fully leveraging their digital investments is hugely important to us and The Joy Factory has proven to be that partner."

About The Joy Factory:

The Joy Factory, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading tablet mounting, cases, enclosures, kiosks, and mobility accessory products that have been enhancing human interaction with digital devices for over a decade. The Joy Factory has quickly become an essential rugged tablet solution provider for a wide variety of industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, energy & utilities, transportation, healthcare, hospitality, education, government, and retail. For more information, please visit https://thejoyfactory.com/

About Augmentir:

Augmentir™ is a connected worker solution that allow industrial companies to digitize and optimize processes that support frontline workers from "hire to retire". The complete suite of tools are built on top of Augmentir's patented Smart AI foundation, which closes the loop between training and work execution, delivering the data and in-line insights necessary to continuously improve operational excellence day-over-day, year-over-year.

Companies in manufacturing, service, energy, and construction leverage Augmentir's AI in conjunction with the platform's digital workflow and remote collaboration capabilities to optimize their frontline operations and deliver significant growth and continuous improvement in the areas of performance support, training, and workforce development. For more information, please visit https://www.augmentir.com/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software

FormFree integrates with Docutech to streamline loan production with VOA and VOI/E capture

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® today announced the integration of AccountChek®, a service that allows lenders to verify borrowers' assets, income, employment and rent payment history, with Solex®, a comprehensive eDelivery, eSign, eClose and eVault platform from Docutech®, a First American company. By making AccountChek available during the initial disclosures phase of the mortgage process, the integration delivers an improved borrower experience, while saving lenders money and giving them greater choice in how to incorporate verification of assets (VOA) and verification of income and employment (VOI/E) into the mortgage workflow.

As an omni-channel solution, AccountChek offers cost- and time-saving benefits to retail, consumer-direct, wholesale and correspondent originators alike. Notably, the integration between AccountChek and Solex helps wholesale lenders differentiate themselves with process efficiencies their broker networks have not historically been able to access. Additionally, because AccountChek delivers rent payment history along with VOA and VOI/E, it allows brokers to better serve 'credit invisible' borrowers with thin credit files thanks to expanded investor underwriting guidelines that take rent payments into consideration when assessing borrower credit risk.

"Rolling a VOA/IE option into the electronic signing experience within Solex provides our clients with a valuable opportunity to compress loan cycle times at a critical milestone in the lending process," said Docutech President Emily Shapiro. "Our integration with FormFree is seamless, secure and makes it easy for borrowers to take the next steps on their home ownership journey."

"The integration between AccountChek and Solex elegantly combines two loan milestones into a single, paperless process and places verification of a borrower's ability to pay at the earliest engagement point in the mortgage process," said FormFree CEO Brent Chandler. "It's more convenient for the borrower and more efficient for lenders at a time when conversion and process optimization are at the top of every mortgage originator's wish list."

About FormFree®

FormFree® is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek® and Passport® make for a more inclusive credit decisioning landscape by enabling lenders to understand people's true ability to pay (ATP®). Our vision is to leverage source data and data-driven intelligence to usher in a new era of transparent, fair and liquid credit markets. To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree's patented verification reports representing trillions of dollars in loan verifications. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, dramatically reduces origination timelines and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey®. For more information, visit https://www.formfree.com/ or follow FormFree on LinkedIn.

About Docutech

Docutech, a member of the First American family of companies, provides an end-to-end, integrated, digital mortgage experience - from document generation to eDelivery, eClose and automated print fulfillment. Docutech sets the standard in providing market-proven technology and unrivaled customer service to the financial industry. Founded in 1991, and acquired by First American in 2020, Docutech has become a technology powerhouse, with the marriage of their innovative technology and the distribution, expertise and financial strength of First American. For more information, visit www.docutech.com or follow Docutech on LinkedIn.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software

FormFree and Finastra partnership streamlines borrower verification for improved mortgage loan processing

ATHENS, Ga. -- Finastra and FormFree®, a market-leading fintech company that enables lenders to understand people's true ability to pay (ATP®), have partnered to further streamline electronic borrower verification for mortgage lenders. FormFree's AccountChek will integrate directly into Finastra's Mortgagebot solutions to facilitate an automated asset, income and employment verification process that paves the way for faster loan decisioning.

"Partnering with Finastra has enabled us to further optimize the borrower verification process for AccountChek and Mortgagebot users," said Brent Chandler, founder and CEO at FormFree. "Notably, the integration makes it easier for lenders to support the government sponsored enterprises' verification initiatives that help expand access to homeownership and streamline processes without incurring additional risk. Combined, Finastra and FormFree's technologies and shared vision for fair and inclusive access to home financing will help lenders deliver an elevated borrower experience."

Fusion Mortgagebot is Finastra's end-to-end cloud-based lending platform that maximizes operational efficiency and mortgage opportunities for lenders. The integration of FormFree's AccountChek delivers significant time savings with its streamlined verification process. Borrower permissioned asset, income and employment data is retrieved and formatted into underwriter-friendly reports, providing lenders with full transparency and direct-source data for better credit decisioning while reducing processing time and risk of fraud.

Steve Hoke, vice president, mortgage and origination at Finastra said, "FormFree provided us with the perfect solution to help further streamline what is traditionally a very manual and labor-intensive task. For both lenders and borrowers, this added verification capability to our lending solution will have a significant impact on the loan cycle, creating a more efficient, secure and inclusive process."

The FormFree integration is available now for Fusion Originate Mortgagebot and Fusion MortgagebotLOS users in the Americas.

For more information on Fusion Mortgagebot, click here.

About FormFree®

As the industry's go-to provider for direct-source VOA and VOI/E data, FormFree helps lenders understand credit risk like never before. Our patented AccountChek® and Passport® products open doors to more inclusive credit decisioning by revealing each customer's true ability to pay (ATP®). We have completed over $3 trillion in loan verifications that help lenders lower operating costs while improving the borrower experience. For more information, visit https://www.formfree.com/ or follow FormFree on LinkedIn.

About Finastra

Finastra is a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, and launched the leading open platform for innovation, FusionFabric.cloud, in 2017. It serves institutions of all sizes, providing award-winning solutions and services across Lending, Payments, Treasury & Capital Markets and Retail & Digital Banking for banks to support direct banking relationships and grow through indirect channels, such as embedded finance and Banking as a Service. Its pioneering approach and commitment to open finance and collaboration is why it is trusted by ~8,600 institutions, including 90 of the world's top 100 banks. For more information, visit finastra.com.

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

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Government

LA Metro Partners with Strive Well-Being for Innovative Transit Ambassador Program as Strategy to Improve Customer Experiences, Increase Ridership and Reinforce Public Safety

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved a bold initiative to pioneer a multi-year transit ambassador program throughout its bus and rail system. Metro is contracting with Strive, a reputable and experienced wellness and community health partner, to implement and manage a diverse team of transit ambassadors.

Strive will work collaboratively with local community-based organizations to offer a trauma-informed and rider assistance solution. The program is part of Metro's plan to bring non-law enforcement representatives to improve the customer experience, reinforce public safety, and increase ridership on its transit system.

This program is the first of its kind in the region, and will employ 300+ ambassadors from diverse L.A. County neighborhoods. Strive will provide ambassadors trained in unconscious bias identification, trauma-informed response, de-escalation, cultural/situational awareness, customer service, disability awareness, and public safety.

Friendly ambassadors will provide a high-quality customer service experience and orient passengers with general transit information such as directing customers and paying for fares. They will also work closely with community-based crisis intervention teams and be equipped to call dedicated personnel within Metro's public safety ecosystem.

"Our team is very excited to support the Los Angeles community with this innovative and forward-thinking initiative," said Amit Sangani, Strive Well-Being Inc. President. "We look forward to delivering a 'care-first' approach while improving the overall customer experience and reinforcing safety for public transportation in the region."

"Our top priority is to improve the customer experience- including making sure our riders feel safe," said Stephanie Wiggins, Metro CEO. "In the coming months, we expect customers will see a noticeable difference with our transit ambassadors in place. Once they deploy, transit ambassadors will greet riders and help our customers have positive interactions with our system.

"Ambassadors will also work closely with community-based crisis intervention teams and be able to call dedicated safety personnel when needed quickly. Thank you to the Metro Board of Directors for approving this new program; I look forward to its full deployment."

About Strive:

Strive Well-Being Inc. (Strive) is an authority in workplace wellness, community health, and outreach services. For 14+ years, Strive has supported every industry sector in the private and government segments. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with 200+ employees, Strive manages large and reputable client programs nationwide.

Learn more at: https://strive2bfit.com/

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

Washington Youth Soccer Partners with CaptainU to Create a New Pathway for Athletes to Play in College

PLANO, Texas -- Washington Youth Soccer - originated in 1966, and the authorized state youth soccer association of Washington and is affiliated with US Youth Soccer, US Soccer, and FIFA the international governing body of soccer - announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help more athletes find college opportunities.

CaptainU a self-managed recruiting software tool that connects high school athletes and college coaches across the country, is the best way to connect with college coaches and get recruited. This 3-year partnership allows Washington Soccer athletes and parents, instant access to every college soccer coach in the country, while increasing CaptainU's exposure in the college soccer recruiting world.

"We can't wait to work with CaptainU to discover more innovative ways to improve college soccer recruiting in the state of Washington," said Roger Levesque, Executive Director of Washington Youth Soccer. "This partnership will provide our athletes, parents, coaches, and teams access to expert recruiting tools and resources to further enhance their soccer journeys."

Through this partnership, Washington Youth Soccer athletes will receive a free recruiting profile and highly discounted upgraded plans, coaches are eligible for free CaptainU College accounts, teams are eligible for a free CaptainU Teams accounts, and more.

"We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Washington Youth Soccer and providing them with additional tools and resources to enhance their already great program," said Brandon Hollmann, General Manager of CaptainU. "Assisting college coaches, teams, and athletes throughout the recruiting process is what we do best, and teaming up with Georgia Soccer is a great opportunity to continue our mission."

About Washington Youth Soccer:

Washington Youth Soccer originated in 1961 and is affiliated with US Youth Soccer, US Soccer, and FIFA the international governing body of soccer through the Regional Club League. These partnerships have helped enrich our member and make Washington Youth Soccer the best choice for youth athletes.

About CaptainU:

CaptainU empowers athletes to take their game to the next level through recruiting and discovery tools to connect with clubs, events and colleges. More than 3 million high school athletes, college coaches, club coaches and tournament directors have used CaptainU tools to network, build relationships, and build championship teams. CaptainU was founded in 2008 and now powers the recruiting journey for partners like AAU, USA Gymnastics, Washington Youth Soccer, and US Rowing. To learn more about CaptainU, visit http://www.captainu.com/.

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 four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Construction and Building, Electronics, Free News Articles

Convergence Partners Inc., Integrated Sales Inc., and Lighting Solutions of Iowa, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership Between Their Three Companies

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Convergence Partners, Inc., Integrated Sales Inc., and Lighting Solutions of Iowa, Inc. announced today the strategic partnership between their companies to offer the electrical industry a unified resource for virtually all their products, services, and design requirements. This partnership will be marketed under the Convergence Partners brands.

"Convergence Partners now represents manufacturers throughout Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas, (MINK) including Current, Lutron, and Samsung," Convergence president, Peter Kurtz said. "The availability of Lighting, Electrical Materials, Audio Visual automation, Shades, and Furnishings from one resource is unprecedented within the market niche in this 4-state region," said Kurtz.

Current(tm) (formerly GE Current, a Daintree Company) is the new brand introduced at LightFair on June 20, 2022 following Current's historic acquisition of Hubbell's C&I business, announced by Jim Benson, Vice President Enterprise Marketing & Communications at Current.

"Providing exceptional customer experiences by solving problems more effectively and efficiently is our top priority," said Scott Denney, executive vice president, Convergence, "and our combined number of account managers and product experts will help ensure streamlined interactions for architects, electrical engineers, lighting designers, electrical contractors, audio-visual solution providers, distributors, and end users as well," he continued.

The union of our companies was primarily driven by the market due to our respective customers talking about the like-minded, customer-centric approach we shared with Convergence," said Golwitzer. "Helping our partners take projects from design, through construction, to post-occupancy as a single resource for all lighting, lighting control, Audio Visual automation, shading, and electrical applications is the synergistic vision we're perpetuating with Convergence," Golwitzer concluded.

Doug Olson, President, Lighting Solutions of Iowa, Inc. stated, "From this partnership, our industry partners will benefit from the cohesiveness across the MINK territory."

About Integrated Sales Inc.:

Integrated Sales Inc. is an independent manufacturer's representative serving clients in Iowa and Nebraska since 2008. The company provides lighting, lighting control, shading, and electrical product solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications through its partnerships with leading manufacturers.

About Lighting Solutions of Iowa, Inc.:

Lighting Solutions of Iowa, Inc. has provided clients with lighting and control solutions for commercial and industrial projects throughout Iowa for over 20 years. Based in Ankeny, Iowa, the company was established with the goal to provide its customers with exceptional service and training at a competitive price.

About Convergence Partners, Inc.:

Incorporated in 2014, Convergence represents quality manufacturers and provides service solutions within four focused divisions. Convergence has a family-first culture built on ethical business practices that foster long-term relationships. Based in North Kansas City, Missouri, Convergence covers Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas via its regional offices in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, Wichita; Van Meter, and Ankeny, Iowa. The luxury residential division of Convergence originally formed in 2019 was introduced as Bespoke in 2022, and services the same 4-state region.

Company Website: https://ConvergeRep.com/

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