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Whiteflash Named 2021 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner

HOUSTON, Texas -- For the second year in a row, and for an unprecedented 5 out of the last 10 years, Whiteflash Ideal Diamonds and Fine Jewelry has been named winner of the prestigious Better Business Bureau 2021 Pinnacle Award - the BBB's top honor for excellence in quality control, customer care, and social responsibility. The annual competition involves the finest retail jewelers from all across the Greater Houston area, the fourth largest market in America.

Whiteflash has been a BBB Winner of Distinction every year since 2004, maintaining an unbroken A+ rating with the BBB. The annual awards competition evaluates businesses on a comprehensive set of performance standards including product quality, customer care, consumer education, innovation, integrity, and social responsibility. With the 2021 Pinnacle award Whiteflash has been once again recognized as "Best in Class" and a market leader among the many well established fine jewelers in the Greater Houston Area.

Having launched in the year 2000, Whiteflash has been at the forefront of jewelry companies born into the information age. In addition to their world-class A CUT ABOVE® brand of super ideal diamonds, Whiteflash offers two other categories of precision cut AGS Ideal and GIA Excellent diamonds, all of which are in-house and available exclusively at Whiteflash. All are posted to their state-of-the-art responsive website with a full complement of diagnostics and advanced light performance imaging.

In addition to their deep inventory of precision cut certified diamonds Whiteflash is also an authorized distributor for some of America's finest bridal designers including Tacori, Verragio, Simon G, A. Jaffe, Ritani, Vatche and Benchmark, providing an extensive selection of top quality brand name diamond engagement rings.

Reached for comment on winning the BBB 2021 Pinnacle Award Whiteflash COO Eliezer Eber remarked, "Overcoming the challenges of a pandemic, with its supply chain disruptions and staffing shortages, makes being chosen for the BBB Pinnacle Award especially gratifying. It is a true reflection of the character and adaptability of our team, the resiliency of our business model, and a tribute to our laser focus on the customer experience."

Having been awarded the 2021 BBB Pinnacle once again validates the company's core value driven philosophy and devotion to best practices. Whiteflash is a member of the American Gem Society, an organization dedicated to consumer education and protection. They are also one of the few retail jewelers in the world certified for ISO9000 quality management. And a laser focus on the customer experience has resulted in a huge number of 5 star reviews at independent review sites like Google Reviews and Yelp.

In the words of Whiteflash CEO Debi Wexler, "I am so proud of our team for once again being recognized by the BBB as 'best in class'. The Greater Houston area is home to some of the finest jewelers in America, and to receive the BBB Pinnacle is a humbling accomplishment, and one that is extremely motivating for the Whiteflash team."

About Whiteflash:

Whiteflash is a top tier retail jeweler specializing in Ideal Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and Fine Bridal Jewelry. Their A CUT ABOVE® Super Ideal Diamonds are considered by trade experts and diamond connoisseurs to be among the finest in the world.

The award winning website, described by Kiplinger's Magazine as the "Lord of the Online Rings" enables shoppers the world over to view, compare and purchase top quality loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry in a convenient, secure and information rich environment.

Whiteflash is the first jewelry retailer in the world to attain ISO 9001 certification for total quality management and welcomes visitors to their showroom located in the upscale Houston area community of Sugar Land, Texas. Whiteflash is a proud member of the American Gem Society.

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Fluid Metering’s FVD Variable Dispense Pump Receives Gold in 2021 LEAP Awards

SYOSSET, N.Y. -- Fluid Metering, Inc. is proud to announce that they are the recipients of the gold award in the hydraulics category of WTWH Media's 2021 Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) for its FVD Variable Dispense Pump.

The LEAP awards are supported by WTWH Media, which includes Design World, Fluid Power World, Fastener Engineering and EE World showcasing global mechanical and electronic engineering achievements in a host of technology areas. This year's winners were chosen by an independent, third-party judging panel comprised of twelve OEM design engineers and academic professionals who evaluated hundreds of entries submitted by world-class manufacturers in diverse industries.

In selecting the FVD Variable Dispense Pump for the gold award, the judges commented: "The reduction of components by combining 3 functions within one pump is innovative. Fewer components mean fewer potential leakage points; and system better system reliability."

The FVD Variable Dispense Pump provides a simplified fluidic architecture that combines priming, flushing and a precise dispensing cycle in one pump. This all-in-one pump doubles the life cycle of current technologies by using chemically inert ceramic components that are dimensionally stable and do not deteriorate over 100s of millions of cycles. The ceramic piston eliminates the need for valves and elastomeric components associated with maintenance, provides accuracy and precision which translates into upfront cost savings along with less downtime and improved fluidic control performance.

"It is such an honor to be the recipient of the 2021 Gold Leap Award! To have been selected out of such a competitive field of world-class companies and technologies is very humbling!" said Robert Morin, Vice President, Commercial Operations at Fluid Metering. "The development of Fluid Metering's Variable Dispense pump has been a multiply year journey, with extensive market research. Our Product Development, led by Sean Madden, outdid themselves turning our customers' voice into a game-changing technology while ensuring world-class reliability."

About Fluid Metering, Inc.

Fluid Metering continues to be a leader in the manufacturing or valveless ceramic dispensers and metering pumps with strategic focus in the life sciences market space. Proudly, incorporating over 60 years of OEM design and experience to meet customer specific application requirements with Accuracy, Precision & Reliability!


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FlexCare Digital Health Honored with Four Awards at the Annual w3 Awards

ATLANTA, Ga. -- With more than 3,000 entries from around the globe, The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts just announced the winners of its 16th Annual w3 Awards. FlexCare Digital Health, a leading provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery, brought home a total of four awards and was recognized in the Mobile Apps and Mobile Features' categories.

The w3 Awards serves to illuminate creative excellence on the Internet and recognizes professionals who handle the creative and marketing acumen behind award-winning websites, video, marketing, mobile, social media and podcasts. These awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising and marketing forums.

FlexCare Digital Health received gold awards in the following categories:

- Mobile Apps and Sites: Mobile Site Redesign for Mobile

- Mobile Features: Best Visual Design-Aesthetic for Mobile

- Mobile Features: Best Interface for Mobile

It also received a silver award in:

- Mobile Features: Best Visual Design - Function for Mobile

As one of the leading providers of digital health solutions in the U.S., FlexCare Digital Health is transforming healthcare by providing digital health services that benefit both employers and employees. By delivering immediate access to a variety of digital health providers via its cloud-based proprietary online portal and mobile app, FlexCare makes it possible for members to connect seamlessly via phone, text, secure video or app.

About FlexCare Digital Health

FlexCare Digital Health is a leading provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services to private and public employers, associations, brokers, school systems and more.

By using Digital Health services instead of more expensive urgent care and ER visits, FlexCare cuts unnecessary costs and keeps members smiling (instead of waiting).

Its core offerings include: Virtual Primary Care, Telemedicine, Dermatology, Behavioral Health Counseling, TeleDentistry, Caregiver/Companionship Support, TeleSpine and other digital health services.

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About w3 Awards

The w3 Awards honors creative excellence on the web and recognizes the people behind award-winning sites, marketing programs, social content, mobile site/apps, and online video. In honoring the best of the web, the w3 Awards is the first major web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.






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Exiled Afghan Artist Paints Without Arms or Legs – Inspires Hero Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Robaba Mohammadi, Afghanistan's most famous artist, who paints with her mouth due to a birth defect which denies her the use of her limbs, is reacting to the Taliban's recent takeover of her homeland by building a movement to honor Heroes everywhere, and seeks assistance from those who share her goals with the Robaba Art and Cultural Center.

According to Amy Chang and John Toomey, creators of the Fundly page set up to support her work, "Robaba needs assistance in helping her family emigrate to the U.S. as well as in setting up her Center to operate online."

Denied the usage of her arms and legs by a birth defect, Robaba started painting at age 12, learning to hold brushes in her mouth. Not only did she exhibit her paintings internationally by 16, but in 2019 she founded a school in Kabul, the Robaba Art and Cultural Center.

When the Taliban took over Kabul on August 16, they evicted the Center's employees and shut it down. Now it is rebuilding itself online.

The Center's latest project is the Hero Award ( which recognizes significant achievements on behalf of the UN's 17 Agenda for Sustainability Goals. Previous winners hail from Kenya, Bangla Desh, Indonesia, Colombia, and Malaysia.

"Robaba's immense courage and persistence, shown by her overcoming a profound disability to build a career as an artist, as well as being a mentor for others, is something that can inspire achievers all over the world," says Chang, "and that is what the Hero Award is designed to do."

The Hero Award is conferred monthly upon those who demonstrate extraordinary achievement. In some cases, sketches, caricatures, GIFs, memes, and paintings of the Honorees will be offered as NFTs on Robaba's marketplace. Her platform employs fiat currency, and therefore does not waste the massive amounts of electricity that other NFT marketplaces based on the Etherium blockchain do.

Proceeds from NFTs will be split between Award recipients and the Robaba Foundation, as Robaba wants to remain involved in furthering the Award winners' work.

At present Robaba and two siblings are outside of Afghanistan, and four family members remain in the country. The Foundation is reaching out to international aid organizations to help the whole family reunite.

To help Robaba, and support the Hero Awards, anyone can donate at


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SeQuel’s Jody Johnson Selected as 2021 Women in Business Honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- SeQuel Response is pleased to announce that Jody Johnson, CFO/COO, was selected for the 2021 Women in Business award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. After receiving hundreds of nominations, the Business Journal recognizes just 50 women who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements, leadership qualities and community contributions throughout the Twin Cities.

"I'm humbled to be chosen as a Women in Business honoree," said Johnson. "I feel quite lucky to be a part of SeQuel where I get to be intimately involved in building out the larger team, solving complex problems and identifying opportunities, all while working with people whom I genuinely like and whose abilities I have the utmost confidence in."

Throughout her career Jody has thrived in rapid growth environments. As a fast-paced and evolving agency, SeQuel was looking for a financial leader to establish business process solutions focused on scalability and rapid revenue growth. In August 2018, Jody Johnson joined SeQuel as Vice President of Finance and in only 14 months was promoted to the inaugural position of Chief Financial Officer. In late 2020, she added Chief Operating Officer to her resume. In addition to her career accomplishments, Jody actively supports her professional community and a variety of philanthropic programs.

"In Jody's short tenure with SeQuel Response, her unique leadership style generated a compelling sense of discipline and responsibility company-wide, to calmly inspire the transition of our financial culture into one of purpose and accountability," explained SeQuel Co-founder and CEO Jay Carroll. "Her persistence and thoroughness also successfully guided us through the COVID-19 pandemic to position the agency for stability during a challenging time for so many. We are proud of Jody's recognition and more than thankful for her significant contribution to SeQuel."

The 2021 honorees were featured in the Business Journal's special Women in Business publication on October 15, and celebrated during a luncheon event on October 18 in Minneapolis.

About SeQuel Response

SeQuel Response has quickly become the go-to direct response advertising agency for growth-oriented consumer brands looking to launch and rapidly scale their direct mail and digital marketing campaigns. In five consecutive years, Inc. Magazine has named SeQuel to its Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

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For any business and/or media inquiries, please contact Jacqueline Johnson-Leister at 952-208-1314, or email her at


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SimpleNexus recognized for a third year as one of Utah’s fastest-growing companies in three independent rankings

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has been highlighted in three lists honoring 2021's fastest-growing Utah companies: Utah Business magazine's Fast 50, UtahValley360 BusinessQ magazine's UV50 and MountainWest Capital Network's Utah 100.

SimpleNexus made its third consecutive appearance on the Fast 50 and UV50, both of which ranked the SimpleNexus #15 in the state based on revenue growth. This year also marked the company's fourth consecutive appearance on the Utah 100, which placed SimpleNexus #18 statewide.

To date, SimpleNexus has connected its 41,000 active loan originators with more than 5.8 million borrowers and 141,000 real estate partners and grown to touch approximately one in eight home loans originated in the United States.

"2020 was our biggest year yet. Our persistent growth is a testament to consumers' desire for a digital homeownership journey and SimpleNexus' category leadership in this space," said SimpleNexus CEO Cathleen Schreiner Gates. "We're honored to return to the Utah Business Fast 50, UV360 UV50 and MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100 lists and thank each publication for this recognition."

To view the full lists of Utah's Fast 50, UV50 and Utah 100 honorees online, visit:




About SimpleNexus, LLC:

SimpleNexus is a homeownership platform transforming the mortgage experience and connecting borrowers, loan officers, real estate agents and settlement service providers throughout the homebuying process. The platform's native mobile toolset enables lenders to originate, process and close home loans from anywhere with increased efficiency and convenience. Loan officers can manage their loan pipelines, order credit, run pricing, send pre-approvals, sign disclosures and execute eClosings - all on the go. SimpleNexus provides borrowers with a single sign-on experience from home search to the application, document upload, eClose and beyond for a more streamlined homeownership journey.

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Auto Show Sales & Finance Wins Top Choice Award Winner For Third Consecutive Year – Voted Best Used Truck Dealership in the 2021 Top Choice Award Survey

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Auto Show Sales & Finance is excited to announce they have been selected as Manitoba's Consumer Choice Award winner for the 2021/2022 calendar year. This marks Auto Show's third year recognized by Consumers Choice as the best truck sales & leasing dealership in Winnipeg and its first year winning in multiple categories - being selected as the best pre-owned automotive dealership in Winnipeg.

"2021 was a challenging year for nearly everyone worldwide, both emotionally and financially. We feel extremely fortunate to have been able to retain our existing staff and continue to grow in the face of these headwinds, offering new employment opportunities to Manitobans and helping families put food on the table," said Joe Kupfer, Partner. "This year saw us ship vehicles to clients across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. The local support, especially though has been tremendous - thank you so much Manitoba for paying us a visit in your used car or used truck search!"

Heading into 2022, the company is well-positioned to continue its rapid growth with further expansion of its financial services division, in addition to its RV and leisure division now encompassing four new franchise lines. With annual sales approaching $50M, and in-stock inventory averaging three hundred or more products to choose from, Auto Show has steadily evolved to be Central Canada's largest independent automotive & RV dealership.

Development continues on their high-profile 25-acre property with the construction of expanded service facilities and selection of one or more franchised dealerships as strategic partners. "There are numerous synergies to be had partnering with a strong franchised new-car retailer. They would be advantaged by capturing a large volume of parts and service revenue from our pre-owned reconditioning operations, in addition to the manufacturer's recall work, pre and post-sale warranty work, autobody income, and likely referral business to a buy-here-pay-here program," explains Joe Kupfer. "In return, our pre-owned team would benefit from superior access to lease-return portfolios and manufacturer-exclusive supply lines, as well as OEM captive finance programs. It's a great opportunity for both parties should we sign a partner whose business values align with ours and something we're looking forward to announcing in 2022."

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About Auto Show

Previously, the dealership has been recognized with 2019, 2020 & 2021 Consumer Satisfaction Awards, the 2020 Provincial Dealer of the Year Award (Manitoba), the 2021 Provincial Dealer of the Year Award (Manitoba), 2020 & 2021 Top Choice Awards, the 2020 & 2021 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer Awards, and the 2020 & 2021 Consumer Choice Awards. The Dealership was also awarded the coveted 2021 NATIONAL Dealer of the Year award (Canada) by Dealer Rater, the foremost North American company which provides the global standard for dealership reviews across the continent.

Auto Show is Winnipeg's premier automotive experience. Locally owned and operated, it was founded with the belief that a more lighthearted approach to shopping was possible. Auto Show made a conscious effort to be recognized for being unique and creative: from a very appealing and diverse product line to its facility design & décor. It primarily set out to approach sales to understand that customers are welcome to shop at their pleasure with no expectations of purchase. Carrying a wide range of pre-owned cars in Winnipeg, along with SUVs, trucks, vans, recreational products, as well as new and used RV's and camper trailers - the retailer strives to provide the best products available - both in variety and quality.

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FormFree named a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® today announced its selection as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professionals America (MPA). MPA's annual top mortgage employer report recognizes companies in the mortgage industry that excel in workplace culture and employee satisfaction.

To qualify for this honor, companies are evaluated by their employees via an anonymous survey that measures employee sentiment about benefits, incentives, professional development initiatives, culture and more. Only companies that earn an 80% or greater employee satisfaction score appear on the Top Mortgage Employer list.

FormFree employees expressed high regard for the company, citing its generous retirement and insurance benefits, incentive stock option, parental leave and regular team building activities as reasons for their satisfaction. Other perks of employment include a $1,500 professional development allowance for each employee and opportunities to participate in company-sponsored charitable initiatives with the Red Cross of Northeast Georgia and Extra Special People, a local charity for individuals with disabilities.

"FormFree fosters a collaborative, innovative work environment," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "We stand by our team 100% for their unyielding spirit as they propel our company to the forefront of the digital mortgage revolution."

To read more about the companies honored in MPA's 2021 Top Mortgage Employer cohort, visit

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®). 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 or follow FormFree on LinkedIn.

About Mortgage Professional America

Mortgage Professional America (MPA) is the mortgage & finance industry's most trusted source of news, opinion and analysis. Created exclusively for the mortgage & finance industry, MPA provides a real-time web service that keeps time-poor mortgage & finance professionals up to date with the latest breaking news, cutting-edge opinion, and expert analysis affecting both their business, and their industry as a whole. For more information, visit

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Transportation

Nestle USA Awards Capstone Logistics Broker of the Year for 2020

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been named 2020 Broker of the Year by Nestle USA. Capstone's freight management division has served Nestle USA for more than five years, steadily growing the relationship each year.

Nestle USA leaders chose Capstone as Broker of the Year because of strong performance across several key areas: communication, innovation, service and account management, visibility, technology, and reliability.

"We are incredibly proud to have achieved this accolade from Nestle USA, the largest CPG company in the world," said Ross Vigil, EVP of Client Management - Freight Management at Capstone. "To have our team's commitment to service and innovation recognized by one of the strongest supply chain teams in the country is a tremendous honor."

Capstone provides high-touch transportation solutions powered by best-in-class technology. From handling high-risk temperature-controlled business to high-stakes production-line and retail shipments, Capstone has the operational expertise and carrier network to provide an exceptional experience to partners that require careful handling, meticulous execution, and end-to-end visibility.

Capstone's presence in more than 550 distribution centers gives partners unique access to actionable insights and support that can lead to faster driver turn times, reduced costs, operational efficiency, and shipper of choice status.

About Capstone Logistics

Capstone Logistics is the leader in providing specialized, technology-enabled solutions for the most challenging supply chains. Powered by an interconnected platform, Capstone creates end-to-end efficiencies and cost-savings that help suppliers, distributors, and retailers exceed customer expectations. From performance-driven labor solutions to high-touch transportation and fulfillment, Capstone delivers the scale, accountability, and continuity that enables modern supply chains to compete in an ever-evolving environment. To learn more, visit

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LBA Ware recognized as ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by Mortgage Professional America

MACON, Ga. -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America (MPA). Honorees were selected based on anonymous employee survey results that measured how their business performs on a variety of metrics, including culture, benefits and employee development.

Now in its third year, MPA's Top Mortgage Employer awards program recognizes mortgage industry employers that foster a world-class workplace. Winners were evaluated based on a combination of benefits offered and employee responses to anonymous workplace satisfaction surveys. Out of hundreds of companies surveyed, only those that achieved an average employee satisfaction rating of 80% or higher were recognized by MPA as a leading employer in the mortgage industry.

"We're proud to have a culture at LBA Ware that attracts creative and dependable talent," said LBA Ware Founder and CEO Lori Brewer. "We make every effort to provide a fulfilling work environment because our team is our greatest asset and the root of all our success."

LBA Ware's high evaluation by its team members can be attributed to forward-thinking leadership, generous benefits, flexible work arrangements, professional development initiatives and the company's commitment to philanthropy.

The complete list of 2021 MPA top mortgage employers can be viewed at

About LBA Ware™:

LBA Ware is a leading provider of cloud-based software for mortgage lenders. Since 2008, LBA Ware has been on a mission to help mortgage companies reach new heights with software that integrates data, incentivizes performance and inspires results. Today, more than 100 lenders of all sizes, including some of the nation's top producing mortgage companies, use LBA Ware's award-winning technology to enhance lender experiences and maximize the human potential within their organizations. A 2021 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company, LBA Ware is headquartered in Macon, Georgia. For more information, visit

About Mortgage Professional America:

Mortgage Professional America (MPA) is the mortgage & finance industry's most trusted source of news, opinion and analysis. Created exclusively for the mortgage & finance industry, MPA provides a real-time web service that keeps time-poor mortgage & finance professionals up to date with the latest breaking news, cutting-edge opinion, and expert analysis affecting both their business, and their industry as a whole. For more information, visit


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