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Swift Homes Honored in IMN’s Single Family Rental Awards

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Information Management Network (IMN) recently announced its Single Family Rental (SFR) Awards and named Swift Homes to the shortlist for Online Marketplace of the Year. The awards celebrate excellence in the single-family rental industry.

"We're honored to announce that we have been shortlisted," Zach Fertig, Swift Homes President and Co-founder, said.

Swift Homes is a marketplace that sources off-market, single-family homes for institutional single family rental funds directly from homeowners. The company has already seen exponential growth which is expected to continue into 2023.

The founding of Swift Homes was inspired by the realization that, when selling to flippers and traditional wholesalers, many who sell off-market get significantly less than the value of their homes. The company saw an opening to help meet the needs of those seeking to sell easily and efficiently, but at the best possible price.

Today, Swift Homes provides SFR buyers with high-quality and high-yield deals while minimizing the use of the SFR fund's in-house resources. Swift Homes employees treat the company's buyers as partners and assist them by managing the transaction for them from start to finish. They also strive to improve the home selling experience for their sellers.

To speak to that effort, Swift Homes has 500+ 5-star reviews and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The positive experience for customers stems from the company's unique approach. "We believe the personalized concierge service we provide for both our buyers and sellers helps to set us apart from others in the industry," Fertig said.

Swift Homes currently focuses on the southeast and midwest regions, with 17 active markets - and anticipated growth into new markets. Swift helps homeowners sell their home in Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, Houston, and more. In 2023 and beyond, the company plans to add more products paired with increased functionality for its online presence. Fertig said, "In a constantly evolving industry, we will continue striving to find innovative ways to simplify and optimize the real estate transaction and launch new products for sellers, buyers, and renters alike."

The SFR Awards Ceremony will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, on December 4, 2022. IMN will announce the winner for Online Marketplace of the Year and all of its other categories at the event.

About Swift Homes:

Swift Homes' mission is to help homeowners achieve the best outcome when selling their home. Listing a home on the market comes with huge fees and uncertainty. Local investors reduce that uncertainty, however, capitalize on homeowners in distress by purchasing their homes for very little and reselling them at massive profits.

Swift looks to put those profits back in the hands of homeowners by connecting them with a network of institutional single-family rental funds that provide competitive cash offers, complete all the repairs, and close quickly. Together the Swift Homes team has over 20 years of experience buying homes across the United States and has successfully closed on over 5,000 homes. Learn more: https://www.selltoswift.com/.

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MMI named 2022 Inc Power Partner in Real Estate and Proptech

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI), a leader in data intelligence and market insight tools for the mortgage and real estate industries, announced today that it has been named a 2022 Inc. Power Partner in Real Estate and Proptech. The inaugural list recognizes more than 250 business-to-business companies in 22 categories.

Inc. describes Power Partners as companies that deliver quality results on time and on budget, every time. Using a methodology that includes testimonials from client surveys, Inc. identified companies built around the express purpose of helping clients focus on their core mission.

"MMI is only as strong as our data and our clients, and it's our honor to provide quality data analytics that help our clients reach new horizons," said MMI founder and CEO Ben Teerlink. "In today's down market, data intelligence and market insights are increasingly valuable to real estate and mortgage professionals. The team at MMI has placed a premium on partnership and is constantly looking for new ways our clients can benefit even more from our data and insights. It's gratifying for those efforts to be recognized by renowned organizations such as Inc."

MMI is one of nine companies recognized in the Real Estate and Proptech category. Currently used by more than 350 enterprise customers, including 40 of the top 50 and 80 of the top 100 lenders in the country, MMI aggregates data from hundreds of sources to provide mortgage, real estate and title professionals with the information and tools necessary to target and engage potential referral partners and recruitment candidates.

Without MMI, it would be a nearly impossible task for businesses to collect and analyze this amount of data on their own. By allowing businesses to sort and view the data in a myriad of ways, MMI's platform becomes a customizable tool and provides businesses with the ability to determine the best way to view and use the data to advance their goals. In addition to providing a wide set of data, MMI also provides businesses with the tools and scripts necessary to approach potential referral partners and enter into a mutually beneficial relationship.

The complete list of Power Partners can be found here: https://www.inc.com/power-partner-awards/2022.

About MMI:

Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI) is a market leader in data intelligence and market insight tools for the mortgage and real estate industries. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the company's signature product, MMI, provides actionable intelligence for lenders, real estate agents, real estate brokerages, title companies and others in the real estate industry. MMI is currently used by more than 350 enterprise customers, including 20 of the top 25 lenders in the country. To learn more, visit https://mmi.io or contact sales@mmi.io.

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Sales Boomerang Ranked Number 162 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, and Mortgage Coach, a platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive home loan presentations, today announced that Sales Boomerang ranked No. 162 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 28th year. Sales Boomerang grew 906.4% from 2018-2021, the period relevant to the 2022 rankings.

Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach's chief executive officer, Richard Harris, credits the platform's powerfully automated borrower intelligence and comprehensive line of loan opportunity alerts with the company's 906.4% revenue growth. He said, "Sales Boomerang has been recognized as one of North America's most sought-after mortgage technologies for the second consecutive year - an accomplishment we owe to the hundreds of lenders who continuously champion the platform and its No Borrower Left Behind™ promise. Now, thanks to our merger with Mortgage Coach, our lender clients can provide first-class services to even more homebuyers identified with Sales Boomerang alerts via Mortgage Coach's interactive presentations that offer insight into how home loans perform over time."

"As the past year has shown us, innovation in important areas such as life sciences is critical to addressing infectious disease and other global health issues," said Paul Silverglate, vice chair, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. "In addition, technology must keep pace with ever-changing consumer and corporate demands for faster, safer and more efficient solutions to new societal challenges. Each year I am in awe of the immense talent the Technology Fast 500 rankings reveal, confirming the winners' relentless pursuit of creativity and their ability to solve real-world problems that benefit us all."

"This year's Technology Fast 500 list is a true reflection of some of today's most determined and inspiring pioneers who have prospered by anticipating what's next, understanding what's needed to succeed and driving creativity forward," said Christie Simons, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and industry leader for technology, media and telecommunications within Deloitte's audit and assurance practice. "Representing all facets of technology, the winners have shown they not only have the vision but can also expertly manage their companies through rapid growth. We congratulate each winner on their impressive achievements."

Sales Boomerang ranked No. 49 as a Technology Fast 500™ award winner for 2021.

Overall, 2022 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 241% to 125,138% from 2018 to 2021, with median growth of 611%.

About the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

Now in its 28th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies - both public and private - in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2018 to 2021.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least US$50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least US$5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach

Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach are trusted by more than 300 lenders, including brokers, independent mortgage companies, credit unions and banks, to connect borrowers with the right loan at the right time.

Sales Boomerang transformed the relationship between mortgage lenders and borrowers with the introduction of the first automated borrower intelligence system in 2017. Intelligent alerts notify lenders as soon as a past customer or prospect is ready and credit-qualified for a loan. As the mortgage industry's #1 borrower retention tool, Sales Boomerang helps lenders build lasting borrower relationships that maximize lifetime customer value. To learn more, visit https://www.salesboomerang.com.

Mortgage Coach is an award-winning platform that empowers mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time. Side-by-side loan comparisons allow borrowers to make faster, more informed mortgage decisions while enabling lenders to consistently deliver an on-brand, consultative home financing experience that increases borrower pull-through, repeat business and referrals. To learn more, visit https://www.mortgagecoach.com.

About Deloitte

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee ("DTTL"), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as "Deloitte Global") does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the "Deloitte" name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about our global network of member firms.

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Whiteflash Honored by BBB for 18 years of Excellence

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash Ideal Diamonds and Fine Jewelry has received their highest honor to date from the Better Business Bureau as part of the BBB's 100 Year Centennial Celebration. The BBB recognized Whiteflash as one of a select group of companies who have been Winners of Distinction for more than 15 years in a row in the BBB's annual Awards for Excellence competition.

Entrants must maintain an A+ rating with the BBB and the businesses are scored on a comprehensive set of performance standards including product quality, customer care, consumer education, innovation, integrity, and social responsibility.

Whiteflash has an unbroken record of BBB Awards dating back to 2004. In addition to being awarded Winner of Distinction for the past 18 years, Whiteflash has received the coveted BBB Pinnacle Award five times in the last 10 years. This is a stunning achievement considering the Greater Houston Area is the fourth largest market in America and home to many of the finest jewelry brands in the world.

In the words of Whiteflash COO, Eliezer Eber, "This special award from the BBB means so much to me because it speaks to the consistency of our performance, especially in light of the many external challenges we've overcome during the last several years. I'm super proud that our team always looks for solutions rather than excuses, and gratified that they have been recognized for their long track record of extraordinary efforts."

Founded in the year 2000, Whiteflash has been at the forefront of jewelry industry since the beginning of the information age and the emergence of e-commerce. In addition to their internationally recognized A CUT ABOVE® 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 website with a full complement of diagnostics and advanced light performance imaging.

In addition to their expertise in precision cut 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.

Whiteflash CEO Debi Wexler reflected on the BBB Award saying, "It's always been wonderful to be recognized for excellence by the BBB, but this award is next-level. It demonstrates that our company culture is built solidly around a set of Core Values that always put the customer first - a laser focus that never changes from year to year, even during difficult times."

Being recognized for their unblemished record of excellence by the BBB validates the company's customer advocacy 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. Their unwavering focus on the customer experience has resulted in a huge number of 5 star reviews at independent review sites like Google Reviews and Yelp.

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 Whiteflash.com 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.

For more information, log onto https://www.whiteflash.com/ or call toll free 877-612-6770.

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McCaw Property Management Named to the 18th Annual Aggie 100™, Honored as Fastest-Growing Company

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- McCaw Property Management of Keller, Texas is among the top 100 companies from around the world selected for the 18th annual Aggie 100™ which honors the fastest-growing companies owned by former students of Texas A&M University. McCaw Property Management was recognized as number 58 with a compound annual growth rate of 49.87%. The Aggie 100 is founded and sponsored by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University.

Kyle McCaw, Licensed Real Estate Broker, founded McCaw Property Management as a fledgling, one-man real estate boutique. Under his leadership, the company has grown to a staff of 18 that is trained in residential property management services throughout Texas with 900+ residential properties under management.

Their affordable property management services offer tenant placement and feedback, rental property cleaning, property maintenance, and repairs, rent collection and remittance, detailed rental property inspections, and much more. For a small fee that is deducted from rental payments each month, our clients have the peace of mind of knowing that they have a thorough, trustworthy property management company working with them to keep tenants happy and investment property running smoothly 24/7.

"Texas A&M University holds a special place in my heart. To be honored by the same University that I owe so much to is beyond humbling," said Kyle McCaw.

The 100 Aggie-owned companies with the highest compound annual revenue growth from 2019 to 2021 were recognized at a formal celebration at the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University's Kyle Field on Nov. 4, 2022. The honorees were joined in celebration by family, friends, employees, faculty, administrators, current students, and fellow entrepreneurs.

"Now in its 18th year, the Aggie 100 continues to re-set the standard for recognizing and celebrating the best of our Aggie entrepreneurs across the globe," said Blake Petty '98, executive director of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. "These 100 companies and their Aggie founders and leaders have proven their determination for success, and we're excited to welcome them to the Aggie 100 family. This year saw our second-highest number of applications ever, indicating just how competitive these rankings have become. This 18th class of the Aggie 100 represents the cream that has truly risen to the top, and we're honored to be a part of their company's story and success."

A complete list of Aggie 100 companies, including past years, can be viewed at https://aggie100.com/.

About McCaw Property Management:

McCaw Property Management specializes in managing residential income property throughout Texas.

Investing in real estate does not have to be scary or time-consuming. At McCaw Property Management, we are passionate about creating long-term wealth and income through real estate investing. Our professionals provide high-quality real estate and property management services that monetize your investments in Dallas, Fort Worth, and other surrounding cities in Texas. Let us do the hard work.

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

You can also call us or visit our office at:

McCaw Property Management LLC

1670 Keller Pkwy Suite 100, Keller, TX 762248, USA

(817) 491-2553

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Technology Association of Iowa selects iEmergent as a 2022 Prometheus Award winner

DES MOINES, Iowa -- iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, today announced that it has been named the 2022 FinTech & InsurTech Company of the Year in the Technology Association of Iowa's (TAI's) annual Prometheus Awards program.

The Prometheus Awards unite innovators and leaders from technology, business, education and government to celebrate each year's most momentous achievements in Iowa's technology industry. TAI recognized the award finalists and announced final winners at the Prometheus Awards ceremony on November 3, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines.

Founded 22 years ago, iEmergent is an advisory and technology firm dedicated to helping mortgage lenders grow business by better understanding the home financing needs of the communities they serve. With the power to accurately model demographic, economic and housing market trends against lenders' own production data at the neighborhood level, iEmergent is the only technology that helps lenders identify gaps in sales coverage, serve racially diverse communities and expand into new markets.

"As an Iowa-based family business, iEmergent is committed to investing in its home state while helping lenders nationwide grow business and provide more homeownership opportunities to underserved markets," said Laird Nossuli, CEO of iEmergent. "It is an honor to be recognized by TAI for our organization's impact on the state's technology industry."

To view the full list of 2022 Prometheus Awards winners and finalists, visit: https://www.technologyiowa.org/prometheus/.

About iEmergent:

Founded in 2000, iEmergent provides mortgage lending forecasts and analytics to the lending, housing and real estate industries. The company offers an extensive variety of forecast and market intelligence products, including Mortgage MarketSmart, a visualization tool that helps lenders quantify how mortgage markets will change. For more information, visit https://www.iemergent.com.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Legal and Law

Vistage Recognizes Marie DiSante with 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

IRVINE, Calif. -- CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates Marie DiSante, Founding and Firm Managing Partner, for being named the recipient of the Vistage 2022 Orange County "Lifetime Achievement Award." Vistage is the world's largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. The "Lifetime Achievement Award" honors members with a track record of bold decisions benefiting their companies, communities and beyond, and who are an inspiration to their Vistage peers.

Marie co-founded CDF back in 1994 when law firm leaders primarily were men, and at that time she vowed to mentor and create leadership positions for women and diverse attorneys. Almost 30 years later, she has done just that. She has been at the helm of the firm since its inception, and she and her partners have grown CDF to five offices spanning the state, and from six to close to 50 attorneys (69% of whom are women or diverse attorneys).

Marie's transformative leadership has been instrumental in establishing CDF's thriving and diverse culture and laying a solid foundation for the next generation of leadership. She has been continually recognized for advancing and empowering women and diverse attorneys in the legal industry.

In addition to Marie's passion and focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, Marie has honed her business acumen through Vistage and leaned into collaboration, fast decision-making, and conservative financial management to lead the firm's growth and success. She has guided CDF through its expansion, the recession in 2009, and the recent global COVID pandemic. Her advice for new leaders is to remain nimble in any type of leadership role. Her adaptability and forwarding thinking led CDF to offer flexible work schedules before remote work became prevalent during the pandemic.

Marie's Management Tips:

* Pencil out what needs to be done and how much it will cost; then double it. Cash is king.

* Don't micromanage - give others power to make decisions and to implement them.

* Recognize your strengths and then surround yourself with others who have different strengths to complement yours.

Marie's leadership in the business community shapes her value-driven counsel to employers of all sizes - from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises. A big believer in empowerment, Marie now is focused on transitioning CDF leadership to the next generation. "When you support individuals and teams and give them the tools to succeed, it leads to the overall success of an organization," said Marie DiSante.

Don't just take Vistage's and CDF's word for it. Hear directly from Marie via the following video link as she answers the following questions:

1 - One accomplishment she is particularly proud of.

2 - A leader experience that makes her smile.

3 - What leadership philosophy inspires her.

4 - The lesson that has been most pivotal to her journey in the firm.

5 - One business trend that excites her.

Link to interview with Marie DiSante: https://vimeo.com/747382437/5d85c12ce0.

About CDF:

For close to 30 years, CDF Labor Law LLP has distinguished itself as one of the top labor, employment and immigration law firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance. The firm has five offices throughout California - in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. For more information, visit: www.CDFLaborLaw.com and find CDF on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more about how the firm protects California employers.

For access to timely alerts on the latest California labor and employment law developments, sign up for the firm's blog by visiting: https://www.CalLaborLaw.com.

About Vistage:

Vistage is the world's largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 60 years, they have been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-on-one coaching sessions. Today, more than 25,000 members in 25 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families, and communities.

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Idaho Wins Prestigious National Award

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) earns the 2022 State Association of the Year Award in the Awards of Excellence competition awarded by National Rural Water Association (NRWA). IRWA has earned this prestigious award three times in the last seven years.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from National Rural Water Association," says Shelley Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of IRWA. "We are grateful to our members and others that support our Association so we can deliver high quality service to Idaho's rural water utilities and provide statewide training to Idaho's hard working drinking water and wastewater professionals."

The competition consists of seven categories including Outstanding Achievement in Training; On-Site Technical Assistance; Communications Publications and Public Relations; Legislative Initiatives; Member Services and the most prestigious award of State Association of the Year. Every year a five-member committee is tasked at selecting the state rural water association winners in each of these categories.

IRWA celebrates its 35th anniversary this year; a milestone that symbolizes longevity and success. Through innovation and willingness to challenge themselves to new heights, they have achieved numerous, record-breaking achievements in their 35th year.

About Idaho Rural Water Association

Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing training and technical assistance to drinking water and wastewater utility systems in Idaho with populations under 10,000. IRWA is currently comprised of over 365 direct member systems in Idaho. These members elect a seven-member Board of Directors that volunteer their time to govern the Association.

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

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Government

Innovative Refrigeration Systems Receives The Virginia ‘Sharp’ Designation Under The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program

RICHMOND, Va. -- Commissioner Gary G. Pan announced today that the Innovative Refrigeration Systems in Lyndhurst, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia SHARP Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), the agency's highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems for small businesses.

"This outstanding achievement in occupational safety and health has come through the dedication and hard work of Innovative Refrigeration Systems employees and management. I commend Innovative Refrigeration Systems for embracing the cooperative spirit of SHARP, and congratulate them on their hard earned certification as a Virginia SHARP Worksite," said Commissioner Pan.

Innovative Refrigeration Systems' commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees is demonstrated by its low injury and illness rates. The Lyndhurst facility has a total three-year average for the TCIR (Total Case Incident Rate for injuries and illnesses) of 1.46 compared with a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) national rate of 2.7, representing a TCIR rate 46% lower than the national average for the industry. The site's three-year average DART rate (Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred injury and illness cases) is 0.36, compared with the 1.5 national rate, which is 76% below the national average for the industry.

As part of the recognition for achieving Virginia SHARP status, the worksite is entitled to fly the Virginia "SHARP Worksite" flag. The process for reaching Virginia SHARP status is extensive to ensure that only the very best companies qualify. Currently, there are only 12 Virginia SHARP sites in the state. Innovative Refrigeration Systems site has set a standard of excellence that is second to none.

Virginia businesses that participate in SHARP substantially improve safety and health protection for thousands of Virginia employees through cooperative efforts to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatal accidents. SHARP worksites regularly report decreased bottom line costs associated with dramatically reduced injury and illness rates (an average of approximately 50% below the respective industry average), and improved productivity and employee morale. Reducing private sector employer costs associated with injuries, illnesses, and fatal accidents enhances a company's economic viability and competitiveness, and increases available capital for reinvestment, expansion, and new hiring.

DOLI also offers free On-Site Consultation Services to help employers better understand and voluntarily comply with VOSH standards. Priority is given to high hazard workplaces with 250 or fewer employees and all services are offered to employers at no cost. On-Site Consultation Services helps employers identify and correct potential safety and health hazards by conducting walk-through surveys (without citations or penalties), abatement advice, on-site training, and program assistance to develop safety and health programs.

Additional information about On-Site Consultation Services can be obtained by contacting the DOLI office closest to you at https://www.doli.virginia.gov/about/doli-offices-statewide/ or by contacting Tracy Michaud, Consultation Program Manager, at (804) 786-8707, or tracy.michaud@doli.virginia.gov.

The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program is financed in part by a grant from the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under §23(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The FFY21 Virginia State Plan is funded by a grant of $4,332,400 federal funds, which constitutes 50% of the State Plan budget excluding any state overmatch funds. Zero percent, or $0.00 of the State Plan budget, is financed through nongovernmental sources.

The Virginia On-Site Consultation Cooperative Agreement program is financed in part by a grant from the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under §21(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The FFY21 Virginia Consultation program is funded by a grant of $1,189,200 federal funds, which constitutes 90% of the Virginia Consultation program budget excluding any state overmatch funds. Zero percent, or $0.00 of the Virginia Consultation budget, is financed through nongovernmental sources. Learn more: https://www.doli.virginia.gov/.

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Cintas Location #391 reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Cintas Corporation Location #391 (Portsmouth, Va.) is one of 37 current participants in the STAR program of public/private sector worksites to achieve and retain this recognition in Virginia. This facility provides uniform programs and provides facility services such as; entrance mats, restroom cleaning, and restroom supplies for businesses in the greater Hampton Roads area. 141 employees work at a 100,000-square-foot facility that began production under the Cintas name in 2002.

The Virginia VPP recognizes and promotes exceptional safety and health management systems for Virginia's employers in all industries. In VPP, the participant's management, workers, and VOSH establish a cooperative relationship that encourages continuous improvement in worksite safety performance.

Acceptance into Virginia's VPP is confirmation and recognition that an employer has achieved safety and health excellence well above their industry peers. The VOSH VPP administers the Virginia STAR, Virginia Challenge, VADOC Challenge, Virginia BEST, and Virginia BUILT programs.

For more information about this program or the other services we offer, visit our website at https://www.doli.virginia.gov/voluntary-protection-program/

The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program is financed in part by a grant from the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under §23(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The FFY21 Virginia State Plan is funded by a grant of $4,332,400 federal funds, which constitutes 50% of the State Plan budget excluding any state overmatch funds. Zero percent, or $0.00 of the State Plan budget, is financed through nongovernmental sources.

The Virginia On-Site Consultation Cooperative Agreement program is financed in part by a grant from the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under §21(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The FFY21 Virginia Consultation program is funded by a grant of $1,189,200 federal funds, which constitutes 90% of the Virginia Consultation program budget excluding any state overmatch funds. Zero percent, or $0.00 of the Virginia Consultation budget, is financed through nongovernmental sources. Learn more: https://www.doli.virginia.gov/

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