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Reliant Roofing Now Partnering with Tesla Solar Roof

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Reliant Roofing is honored to announce its certification as one of America's authorized installers of Tesla Solar Roof. Working closely with Tesla, Reliant now offers their clients throughout Northeast Florida a modern and beautiful roof that also provides efficient, independent and clean energy solar power!

"Tesla's mission to 'Accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy' is something we're really excited to be a part of and assist in achieving," said Cameron Shouppe, President of Reliant Roofing. "Florida is the Sunshine State! The amount of solar power available to be used is so abundant. In our state alone, we could potentially provide clean energy to the entire world if solar power was arranged and distributed properly."

Residents across Northeast Florida can now have clean energy and a beautiful roof with Tesla Solar Roof installed by Reliant Roofing's expert technicians. Reliant clients will enjoy the benefits of swift, detailed design work, quality installation and energy savings from Tesla Solar Roof. Tesla Solar Roof is three times stronger than traditional tile and is protected by an excellent 25-year warranty.

Reliant can survey a client's house, create a custom designed Tesla Solar Roof system, offer numerous options via the Tesla Decider, at https://www.reliantroofing.com/Solar-Decider/, and then install their brand new Tesla Solar Roof. The Tesla Decider tool helps customers in selecting components, get a cost estimate and schedule a customized consultation with a Reliant expert.

The Tesla Powerwall greatly adds to the value and saving power of Tesla Solar Roof. Powerwall is a home backup battery that stores converted energy from the Tesla Solar Roof. Living in Florida comes with risks of heavy storms. If a power outage occurs due to a hurricane or severe storm or it's night time, the Tesla Solar Roof power is stored in the Tesla Powerwall. The majority of backup generators take up to 10 minutes to produce electricity, but the Tesla Powerwall begins almost instantly. Reliant clients can have their own energy independence and never worry about an outage again!

"Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwall are great investments! Our clients now have the opportunity to be a part of our planet's transition to sustainable, clean energy," said Shouppe, "while increasing their home value."

This exciting partnership between Tesla and Reliant Roofing now allows residents in Northeast Florida to benefit from this innovative and efficient technology.

About Reliant:

Reliant is located in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been family owned and operated since 2015. Reliant is a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association. Reliant provides services in several counties in and around Northeast Florida, including; Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, St Johns, Flagler and Volusia.

To learn more about Reliant Roofing, go to https://www.reliantroofing.com/

Roofing License #: CCC1325948

Building License #: CGC1527996

Solar License #: CVC57079

Electrical License #: EC13010006

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Dementia Map Plans for Future Growth Through New Affiliate Program

PORTLAND, Ore. -- JADCOM Media LLC announced today that its Dementia Map Global Resource Directory, which includes an Events Calendar, Glossary, and more, now offers an Affiliate Program. The Dementia Map Affiliate Program will enable both professionals and individuals supporting the dementia community to capitalize on their respective audiences when recommending Dementia Map as a marketing and brand visibility tool.

Dementia Map designed the Affiliate Program to be easy to use and beneficial to all parties. Approved affiliates are assigned a unique Discount Code. When companies, professionals, and individuals use that Discount Code, they receive a discount off one of Dementia Map's paid plans, the affiliate earns a commission, Dementia Map expands its resource base, and visitors enjoy a richer collection of dementia-related resources.

Positive Approach to Care (PAC) is First Dementia Map Affiliate:

As the first affiliate under the Dementia Map Affiliate Program, Teepa Snow's Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) will bring value to the PAC community and beyond, and greatly expand Dementia Map's visibility.

"The affiliation and collaboration between Dementia Map and Positive Approach to Care is an important step forward in how we change the world for people seeking help when the brain changes of dementia happen," says Teepa Snow of Positive Approach to Care. "It is vital to unite efforts to provide a centralized location for individuals and professionals who are seeking information and options, with those who are offering support and opportunities to learn and change."

About Positive Approach to Care:

Positive Approach to Care (PAC) - https://www.TeepaSnow.com - was founded by Teepa Snow in 2006, and now collaborates to improve dementia care in over thirty countries worldwide. PAC provides online and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, and the general public, with the mission of creating a more inclusive culture for people living with brain change.

PAC offerings include educational video clips, DVDs, books, information on individual certifications, online support groups, virtual and onsite trainings, and a free monthly newsletter.

Follow Positive Approach to Care on Facebook (@teepasnows.pac), YouTube (@teepasnow), TikTok (@teepasnow), Twitter (@teepasnow), Pinterest (@positiveapproach), and LinkedIn (@positive-approach-llc).

About Dementia Map:

Dementia Map Global Resource Directory - https://www.dementiamap.com - is free for visitors to search for dementia-related and other caregiving resources. In addition to its Resource Directory, it offers an Events Calendar with both virtual and in-person events published by Dementia Map members. The Dementia Map Glossary explains many common (and not so common) terms in simple, straightforward, three-sentence descriptions. A blog shares unique and valuable perspectives from the Dementia Map member community.

Resources can join Dementia Map through a no cost plan and two paid tiers. Paid plan members receive substantially more visibility and active promotion through on-site ads and social media posts.

Visit https://www.dementiamap.com/affiliate to learn more about the Dementia Map Affiliate program.

Follow Dementia Map on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Find them at @demmapgrd.

Dementia Map is a joint effort between Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks, and Dave Wiederrich of Memory Cafe Directory. Dementia Map is wholly owned by JADCOM Media LLC, an online media publishing company based in Portland, Oregon.

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

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VALENTIS Enters into Agreements For IPO/Financial Advisory Services

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Valentis International Group, Inc. has entered into agreements for investment consultancy and advisory services related to expansion and moving the company towards an initial public offering (IPO) public listing on a major exchange or trading medium.

The new advisors to Valentis will expand on a current, successful relationship with OGGI Equity, a global consulting group launched from Milan, Italy, since 2017. OGGI has and will continue to provide various advisory and market related services to Valentis.

Valentis has executed an investment advisory/consulting contract with MD Global Partners, a leading boutique advisory firm based in New York, established in 2006. MDG is a registered FINRA broker-dealer. The Principal has had a Wall Street presence since the early 90s. MDG will be providing strategic advisory services in anticipation of further capital raises and forward progress towards a targeted IPO listing and trading currently forecasted to be a NASDAQ public listing.

To facilitate its growth through mergers and acquisitions, Valentis has tapped Murphy Business and Financial Corporation, based in Clearwater, Florida. Murphy is a leading, trusted, and experienced advisor that has closed over $2 billion in transactions. Murphy Business and Financial Corp. will be primarily responsible for representing the interest of Valentis to target acquisitions.

Marnie Sutch, CEO of Valentis, said, "We are delighted to be working with MD Global Partners and Murphy Business and Financial Group, on our strategic growth. We are laser focused on increasing our revenues and valuation both organically and through targeted acquisitions. These partnerships substantially expand our opportunities and help facilitate our evolving relationship with OGGI Equity. The current social, political and media environment focused on public and facilities safety, makes us poised for expansion and high valuation."

About Valentis:

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

CONTACT: Martha Hunter

mhunter@valentisinc.com

About OGGI Equity:

OGGI Equity is a Private Equity and Consultancy firm with offices in Europe, Middle East and the USA. OGGI guides and takes positions in emerging companies and projects operating in diversified sectors and assists these entities in multiple advisory areas including infrastructure, business strategy, strategic relationships, both business and political, as well as capital raising and financial market services.

CONTACT:

enquire@oggiequity.org

About MD Global Partners:

MD Global Partners is a leading Manhattan-based investment bank, partner & advisory that serves small & mid-cap companies. We assist our clients in achieving their strategic and financial goals by offering comprehensive advisory and financial services across all major industry sectors.

CONTACT:

info@mdgpartners.com

About Murphy Business and Financial Corporation:

Murphy Business is one of the largest and most successful business brokerage firms in North America. Murphy represents both buyers and sellers with conveniently located offices throughout the United States and Canada to provide business broker expertise that accommodates the diverse needs of clientele in many business sectors.

Contact: William E. Ilgenfritz

W.ilgenfritz@murphybusiness.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking information about future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. That includes the possibility that the business outlined in this press release cannot be concluded for some reason. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to vary. We make no undertaking, by this informative document, to achieve these or to update statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Nothing herein is an offer or solicitation of an offer for the sale of any security.

Related link: https://valentisinternational.com/

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Nebraska State Soccer Partners with Sports Connect to Bring Dependable Software and Great Support To Their Members

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska State Soccer (NSS), the governing body for US Youth Soccer in the state, has announced its move back to Sports Connect powered by Stack Sports as the Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider for the state. NSS previously partnered with Stack Sports for six years before exploring other options for the 2020-2021 season.

This multi-year partnership serves to support NSS's mission of providing the resources that affiliated regional and local clubs need to grow participation. Sports Connect provides technology solutions for the state association, affiliated leagues and clubs, and the participating players, coaches, families, and volunteers.

Sports Connect is a key 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 commitment of technology and sports resources to any project in American sports history.

"A key component to growing participation is having a reliable state management platform," said Molly Vaughan, Director of Member Services. "After practicing our due diligence and exploring alternative solutions, we are confident that Sports Connect provides the best software and support in the industry. With that, we are proud to renew our partnership with Sports Connect as the Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider of Nebraska State Soccer."

"We are honored that Nebraska State Soccer has once again selected Sports Connect as their trusted technology partner," said Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect. "There are many options for soccer state associations and clubs, but we differentiate ourselves by remaining partner-first, meaning we strive to provide the best support and product in the industry so that our partners can succeed. NSS is developing future generations by providing a safe and fun environment through soccer, and we couldn't be prouder to support their mission."

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

Learn more at: https://sportsconnect.com/soccer/

About Nebraska State Soccer:

Nebraska State Soccer Association was officially started in 1969 and currently represents a membership of over 25,000 youth and adult soccer players, 3,000 coaches, 900 referees and 1,000 administrators throughout the State of Nebraska. The organization consists of over 70 clubs who register players (boys and girls) from ages of four (4) through nineteen (19) on the youth side and any age on the adult side throughout the state.

Nebraska State Soccer provides and supports opportunities for the development and growth of our members through the game of soccer, with an ongoing commitment to service, education, promotion, and administrative support for all levels, ages, and abilities of soccer players in Nebraska. Nebraska State Soccer is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (US YOUTH SOCCER), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the official representative of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for the State of Nebraska. For more information, contact Nebraska State Soccer at support@nebraskastatesoccer.org

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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OneKey MLS names Down Payment Resource partners as designated provider of down payment assistance tools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- OneKey® MLS, the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in New York, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, to indicate MLS residential listings that may be eligible for down payment assistance and other homebuyer affordability programs.

OneKey MLS has 45,000 MLS subscribers and specializes in listing residential and commercial real estate in nine New York counties covering Long Island, the Hudson Valley and all five NYC boroughs. In addition to providing home directories to its subscribers, OneKey MLS enables consumers to search home listings on a public-facing search site.

"Many prospective buyers do not realize the wealth of down payment assistance programs available to them, even at the state and regional levels," said OneKey MLS CEO Jim Speer. "Thanks to our partnership with DPR, our subscribers can swiftly connect borrowers with the homebuyer education and assistance programs they need to achieve their financial dreams."

DPR's toolset is the latest of many time-saving resources that OneKey MLS offers consumers and subscribers. Through its new partnership with DPR, OneKey MLS will now flag listings eligible for homebuyer assistance programs on both its public- and subscriber-facing search pages. Down Payment Resource has already identified 54 programs available in OneKey MLS' area coverage for which 62% of its residential listing inventory is potentially eligible.

"Home prices across the United States have soared in the past year. New York state is no different, with low inventory driving the state's median home price up by 19.4% in 2021," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "Now, New Yorkers that are hoping to buy a home can count on OneKey MLS and its Realtor subscribers for homebuyer affordability guidance they may have never encountered otherwise."

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(tm). 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 https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

About OneKey® MLS:

OneKey MLS, made possible by the merger of MLSLI and Hudson Gateway MLS, is one of the nation's leading Multiple Listing Services, serving over 45,000 REALTOR® subscribers and 4,300 participating offices throughout Long Island, Manhattan, and the Hudson Valley. OneKey MLS is dedicated to providing more comprehensive coverage, up-to-date statistics, and the best real estate tools and resources.

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

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ACLENet and Government of Uganda Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Further ‘Building Lightning Safe Communities’ Effort

CHICAGO, Ill. -- An important milestone for promoting lightning safety across Africa occurred with the February 2022 signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Uganda-based African Centers for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network (ACLENet) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) of Uganda. This MoU was piloted and promoted by the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness, and Refugees (MoRDP'R) within the Prime Minister's Office.

"My Ministry is working with ACLENet on the scientific aspects of disaster preparedness," said Hilary Onek, the Hon Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees. "It is the hope of parties involved in this partnership to make this optimism a reality," Onek explained during a Public Service Announcement (PSA), an integral part of engagements leading to the signing of the MoU that was broadcast during the 2021 holiday season in both English and Luganda, the primary indigenous language in Uganda.

The MoU is an important milestone for ACLENet, as it is expected to provide instrumental framework for: 1) A national mandate to plan, promote, and advocate for lightning safety across Uganda; 2) Introduction of scientific principles of lightning safety for people, property, and places according to globally recognized lightning protection system (LPS) safety standard provisions of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

"This partnership is expected to further ACLENet's goals of saving lives and property across Africa," said Dr. Mary Ann Cooper, Managing Director of ACLENet.

Data sets and information packages are being prepared for the Hon. Minister for onward submission to appropriate units within the Government of Uganda and general public and include priorities outlined in The United Nation's Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 as well as a database on lightning injuries.

"Specifically, ACLENet plans to expand the work piloted with programs and interventions over the last seven years and in partnership with the National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre (NECOC), a specialized department of MoRDP'R," explained Dr. Cooper. "Together, we aim to advance the 'building lightning safe communities' effort by reducing the number of deaths, injuries, and property damage from lightning."

Here in the U.S., the International Code Council (I.C.C.) is celebrating its 42nd annual Building Safety Month campaign with the theme "Safety for All: Building Codes in Action," to raise awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in spaces in which we live work and learn.

"Building Safety Month focuses on issues that impact our everyday lives: building safety, energy, water and disasters-factors of constant concern for homes, schools, businesses and communities," said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO.

Learn more: https://aclenet.org/how-to-help/overview.html

About ACLENet:

ACLENet, a nonprofit organization incorporated in both the US and Uganda, seeks funding and volunteers to help reduce injuries, save lives, and decrease crippling infrastructure damage from lightning in Africa. Visit https://aclenet.org/ to learn how you can support the effort.

ACLENet uses lightning protection, public, primary, and secondary education, and research to interface with African governments and protect communities from the lightning threat.

RELATED LINKS:

https://opm.go.ug/disaster-preparedness-and-management/

https://www.iec.ch/homepage

https://aclenet.org/news-publications/country-news/

MULTIMEDIA:

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/aj4iifLdI7E

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realMLS enhances listing service with Down Payment Resource to help subscribers connect consumers with homebuyer assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga. -- realMLS, serving 11,000 members in Northeast Florida, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to enhance its platform with DPR's suite of real estate agent tools that help MLS customers connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs.

realMLS is a multiple listing service (MLS) which provides advanced tools and reliable listing data to their MLS members serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns County, Florida. According to DPR analysis, 44 homebuyer assistance programs are available for up to 63% of realMLS listings, including 35 down payment assistance programs, six affordable first mortgage programs, two mortgage credit certificates (MCCs) and one other program.

As a subscriber benefit, realMLS has integrated DPR with its listing data so properties that qualify for one or more homebuyer assistance programs will be searchable and flagged with the DPR icon. Additionally, realMLS subscribers will receive Down Payment Connect, a unique lead generation landing page that allows visitors to search for homeownership programs and Realtors to collect prospect contact information. Subscribers will also be given access to DPR's library of marketing resources, which includes graphics, social media images and customizable flyers.

"The median home price in realMLS' coverage area has spiked 25.5% over the last year, increasing the cost of a 3% down payment by tens of thousands of dollars for most homes," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "DPR tools equip realMLS subscribers to sustainably grow their business by helping families overcome one of the most frequently cited barriers to homeownership: the cost of a down payment."

"realMLS is focused on providing technology such as DPR which empowers our members to best serve consumers," said realMLS CEO Nicole Jensen. "DPR gives our subscribers an edge by making them the source on homebuyer opportunities to proactively address the homebuyer affordability challenges facing people living and working in our communities."

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(tm). 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 https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

About realMLS:

realMLS (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEFAR) is a Multiple Listing Service for over 11,000 members in Northeast Florida focused on promoting a healthy marketplace, for members and their clients, by providing innovative tools and comprehensive listing data. realMLS partners with exceptional service providers to give members an array of choices to fit their business model. Members have access to statistical data products that are customizable, along with extensive property record data through their integration with Metro Market Trends, Inc., which provides detailed and accurate property information to its customers in Florida and Alabama. To learn more about realMLS go to https://www.realmls.com/.

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

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Allied Van Lines and Move For Hunger Renew Partnership to Continue the Fight Against Hunger

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, and Allied Van Lines, Inc., one of the world's largest moving companies, have partnered together for the 9th year to fight food insecurity in the United States.

Allied Van Lines, and its parent company SIRVA Worldwide, Inc., joined Move For Hunger in 2013 and have been dedicated partners over the past nine years. To date, the Allied network of agencies has transported and provided over 5 million pounds of donations to food banks and pantries across the country; the equivalent of over 4 million meals to food insecure families, children, and individuals.

"Allied is fully committed to supporting our communities and those in need," said Ricardo Ramos Seyffert, Marketing Director. "Our partnership with Move For Hunger provides our customers a simple solution to dispose of unwanted pantry items while giving back to the communities we serve and strengthens our commitment to fight hunger."

Move For Hunger was founded in 2009 by Adam Lowy, the son of a third-generation mover, when he noticed that perfectly good food was being disposed of when people move. This sparked the idea for Move For Hunger, and, starting with his own family's moving company and building from there. Move For Hunger now has a network of over 1,100 moving companies, including many of the world's leading relocation management companies, and more than 2,500 multi-family apartment communities, all helping to fight to end hunger by collecting food items and delivering them to local food banks in the United States and Canada.

"Allied and SIRVA have been amazing partners in the fight against hunger," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "We're grateful for their continued support in helping us provide meals to those in need.

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 42 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 26 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 22 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at www.moveforhunger.org

About Allied Van Lines:

Allied Van Lines is an award-winning moving and specialized transportation services company. Established in 1928, Allied is one of the world's largest moving companies and a recognized global brand of SIRVA, Inc., a leader in providing worldwide moving and relocation services to corporations, consumers, and governments around the world. Allied has been recognized as "America's Most Recommended Moving Company" by the Women's Choice Award(r) and by Newsweek as delivering "America's Best Customer Service." Allied is the Official Partner of the Salvation Army, the Susan G Komen Foundation, and a top donor to Move for Hunger. Allied is a ProMover(r) member of the American Trucking Association. For more information, call 1-800-689-8684 or visit allied.com. USDOT 076235

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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KIS Technologies launches partnership with Payfactory to simplify payment processing and enhance client experience

PLANO, Texas -- KIS Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of kiosks, ticketing and parking technology, announces a new partnership with Payfactory. The collaboration meets KIS Technologies' goals to accelerate the payment process, expedite onboarding and offer a higher level of service to clients.

Payfactory's five-minute onboarding simplifies the payment process for new clients and facilitates next-day funding for all card types. As a fully integrated solution, Payfactory reconciles payments within the software, eliminating the need for organizations to perform the task manually. Payfactory provides encrypted web forms and PCI-validated P2PE so that online and in-person transactions are completely secure and PCI security paperwork and assessments are minimized or in most cases eliminated.

"Streamlined integration and accelerated speed of onboarding position Payfactory to be the ideal payment partner for KIS Technologies' innovative ticketing and parking solutions," said Ruston Miles, Payfactory CEO. "Together, we can level up efficiency and provide a seamless process for clients, allowing them to better meet the needs of their patrons, fans and guests."

"The KIS Technologies-Payfactory partnership will remove roadblocks with current payment processing solutions and allow KIS to focus on the customer experience," said Ron Wilson, president of KIS Technologies.

"We're dedicated to offering easy-to-use hardware and software solutions," added Wilson. "Partnering with Payfactory ensures our ticketing and parking products will offer even more value, simplifying payments and enhancing services across the board."

About KIS Technologies, LLC:

KIS Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Weldon, Williams and Lick, Inc., is a live event technology company offering smart, secure, simple hardware and software solutions to the ticketing and parking markets. Clients include Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Frost Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, and Home of the Arts Australia. The company's product lines feature easy-to-use KIS Ticket for simple ticketing applications, KIS Kiosk for self-serve ticketing integrated with major ticketing systems, and KIS Park parking management software.

For more information, visit: https://www.kisticket.com/kis_technologies.

About Payfactory:

Payfactory is a tech-enabled payment facilitator for software platforms. Formed by payments industry veterans and created for and by developers, Payfactory enables software vendors to effortlessly integrate complex payment acceptance, deposit funding and new account onboarding features into their platform while minimizing risk. Payfactory serves enterprise software companies seeking a higher level of security, service and speed.

For more information, visit: https://payfactory.io/.

Related link: https://www.kisticket.com/kis_technologies

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Down Payment Resource teams up with Realtor.com to Help Home Shoppers Find Homebuyer Assistance Programs

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Realtor.com® has deployed DPR's search tool that helps home shoppers find homebuyer assistance programs.

DPR maintains a comprehensive catalog of all of the homebuyer assistance programs available in the United States, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates and affordable first mortgages. According to DPR's Q1 2022 Homeownership Program Index (HPI), there are 2,238 homebuyer assistance programs, with at least one available in each of the United States' 3,143 counties.

Realtor.com® has deployed DPR's search tool on https://www.realtor.com/foreveryone/ to support its Closing the Gap initiative, which is aimed at increasing the homeownership rate of underserved and underrepresented communities.

The search tool can be embedded in an organization's website and enables homeshoppers to search for homebuyer assistance programs by entering property, household and relevant eligibility information.

"Record-high home prices and record-low housing inventory are making it very challenging for people, especially underserved and underrepresented communities, to become homeowners - further exacerbating the homeownership gap," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "The good news is that there are thousands of homebuyer assistance programs available to help with down payment and closing costs, including many designed to support people of color becoming homeowners."

"Giving home shoppers the ability to find down payment assistance programs directly on Realtor.com is another step forward in our Close the Gap initiative," said Mickey Neuberger, chief marketing officer for Realtor.com. "This program brings together many different parts of our business in a focused effort to increase the home ownership rate for underserved and underrepresented groups. Systemic discrimination in real estate has held people back for far too long, it's time for us to all work together to make a change."

"We commend Realtor.com for its generous gift and pledge to match donations made to the Homeownership Council of America's (HCA) Equity Down Payment Assistance Fund, which supports homebuyers of color and low to moderate income homebuyers," continued Chrane. "Now home shoppers who may be eligible for those funds will be able to discover them with the help of Down Payment Resource."

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(tm). 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 https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

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

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