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MCT’s Leslie Winick wins HousingWire Vanguard Award 2020

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry-leading mortgage hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(R), announced that its Chief Strategy Officer, Leslie Winick, has been designated to HousingWire's Vanguard Award list for 2020. Now in its sixth year, the program recognizes executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, made a positive impact at their companies as well as the entire mortgage industry.

Ms. Winick is a seasoned leader who has been instrumental in helping MCT hone an unmatched value proposition for lenders that combines innovative technology with superior client engagement and experience. She's also played a large role in ensuring all members of MCT's ecosystem are aligned around common strategies and tactics. Drawing on her rich background in management consulting and financial services, Ms. Winick has successfully applied her strategic planning, operational excellence, and change management skills internally and with MCT partners and clients.

Vanguard Award winners were chosen by the HousingWire editorial board based on tangible leadership within their companies and the industry at large. HousingWire provided details on this year's list, which included 50 total award recipients. All winners are executives, most being of the C-level suite with various sectors of the housing economy represented such as residential mortgage lending, servicing, investing, and real estate. Recipients are chosen by HousingWire's editorial board based on their accomplishments in the last 12 months in both their companies and the industry sector they represent.

"The achievements of this year's Vanguards are hard to overstate. They are leading some of the most iconic and successful mortgage and real estate companies in the world and adapting and innovating even during a global pandemic. The Vanguards represent the industry's best and brightest, and we are excited to celebrate their remarkable accomplishments," said HousingWire Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler. Ms.

Wheeler also added, "HousingWire's 2020 Vanguards have led their respective companies to spectacular success, as evidenced by expanding products, services, and profits. These 50 winners were carefully selected by HousingWire's selection committee, chosen for their vital contributions to their companies and the dynamic way they are changing the industry." HousingWire states that it sets an extremely high bar for the very competitive contest of HousingWire Vanguard Award winners.

Ms. Winick joins MCT's COO, Phil Rasori (2015), and President, Curtis Richins (2016), as Vanguard Award winners.

About MCT:

Founded in 2001, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) has grown from a boutique mortgage pipeline hedging firm into the industry's leading provider of fully integrated capital markets services and technology. MCT's offerings include mortgage pipeline hedging, best execution loan sales, outsourced lock desk solutions, MSR portfolio valuations, business intelligence analytics, mark to market services, and the only successful digital marketplace driving the next generation of whole loan sales.

MCT supports independent mortgage bankers, depositories, credit unions, warehouse lenders, and correspondent investors of all sizes within its award-winning, comprehensive, cloud-based platform, MCTlive!(R). Headquartered in San Diego, MCT also has offices in Dallas, Healdsburg, CA, and Philadelphia.

Learn more at: https://mct-trading.com/

About HousingWire:

HousingWire is the leading source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 60,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 1.0 million unique visitors each month. Visit www.housingwire.com or www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.

Related link: https://mct-trading.com/

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FormFree CTO Brian Francis Listed Among Top Mortgage Executives as a 2020 HousingWire Vanguard Honoree

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree(R) today announced Chief Technology Officer Brian Francis has been named a 2020 HW Vanguard award winner, an honor given to 50 top executives leading the housing and mortgage finance industries. HW Vanguard honorees are chosen by HousingWire's editorial board based on their accomplishments in the last 12 months for their companies and the industry sector they represent.

As CTO of FormFree, Francis oversees the design and development of the firm's groundbreaking automated asset, employment and income verification products. He recently spearheaded the development of AccountCheck Plus, which builds on FormFree's original AccountChek(R) automated asset verification system by bundling borrower asset, employment and income verifications into one easy report. The system gives lenders the detailed analysis they need to assess a borrower's ability to pay within minutes.

"Brian has continued to refine and expand FormFree's offerings over the last decade, always with an eye on improving the experience for our lender clients and their borrowers," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "His focus on creating technologies that bring noticeable, measurable efficiencies to the mortgage space has helped our clients reduce time to close by up to 20 days."

Since joining the company 10 years ago, Francis has led FormFree to achieve a number of industry "firsts," including being Fannie Mae's first designated asset verification vendor; the first provider to introduce a single report combining income, asset and employment verification data; and the first to use artificial intelligence to generate digital Verification of Asset and Deposit reports in less than five minutes.

In the last year alone, he has helped FormFree introduce paystub collection and verification to AccountChek Plus; file a patent for proprietary employer data extraction and verification technology; and develop technology so lenders can intelligently pre-fill parts of the Universal Residential Loan Application. Due to Francis' leadership in increasing technology integrations and reseller partnerships, FormFree services are now available for more than 90% of mortgage transactions nationwide.

"One of the highest achievements in the housing industry, the Vanguard award honors the top executives - and they certainly earned it," said HousingWire Magazine Editor Kelsey Ramírez. "In the program's most competitive year yet, 50 winners rose to the top, boasting their outstanding achievements in innovation and leadership. With these leaders at the helm, the future of housing is bright."

The full list of 2020 HW Vanguard Award honorees can be viewed in the October/November edition of HW Magazine.

About FormFree(R)

FormFree(R) is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek(R) and Passport(tm) are changing the credit decisioning landscape and encouraging lenders nationwide to incorporate a more holistic view of each borrower's financial DNA. To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree's patented verification reports representing over a trillion dollars in loan verifications. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, reduces origination timelines by up to 20 days and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey(tm). A HousingWire TECH100(tm) company for four consecutive years, FormFree is based in Athens, Georgia.

For more information, visit https://www.formfree.com/ or follow FormFree on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/formfree/

About HousingWire:

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 40,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 4 million unique visitors each year. Our audience of mortgage, real estate, financial services and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit https://www.housingwire.com/ or https://www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.

Twitter: @RealFormFree #digitalmortgage @HousingWire #HWVanguards

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NotaryCam’s Rick Triola Recognized as 2020 HousingWire Vanguard

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- NotaryCam(R), the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that its founder and CEO Rick Triola has been named a 2020 Vanguard by housing finance trade publication HousingWire as part of its sixth annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM) program. Triola, who was also named a Vanguard in 2018, was recognized for his work advancing Remote Online Notarization (RON) technology, providing lenders with a digital closing solution that proved crucial to keeping mortgage pipelines flowing during the pandemic.

HousingWire's 2020 Vanguards have led their respective companies to spectacular success, as evidenced by expanding products, services, and profits. These 50 winners were carefully selected by HousingWire's selection committee, chosen for their vital contributions to their companies and the dynamic way they are changing the industry.

"One of the highest achievements in the housing industry, the Vanguard award honors the top executives - and they certainly earned it," said HousingWire Magazine Editor Kelsey Ramírez. "In the program's most competitive year yet, 50 winners rose to the top, boasting their outstanding achievements in innovation and leadership. With these leaders at the helm, the future of housing is bright"

As adoption of RON technology continues to increase in the real estate sector, NotaryCam remains the only platform that scales in every jurisdiction to accommodate when, how and where homebuyers want to close, providing a competitive advantage to mortgage lenders and their settlement agents. The platform also allows multiple parties to join the signing ceremony in person or from anywhere in the World and is supported by a robust, nationwide network of trained eNotaries available 24/7/365 to ensure a seamless, error-free remote online closing ceremony.

"RON adoption has increased significantly over the past few years, with exponential growth in the 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Triola. "Thankfully, homebuyers, lenders and settlement agents were able to rely on NotaryCam's industry-leading customer service and easy-to-use technology to complete their closing ceremonies safely and securely, resulting in a 10x- increase in monthly closings completed on the NotaryCam platform since January. These feats were made possible by the hard-working NotaryCam team, with whom I share this award."

In early 2020, 23 states had passed RON legislation, including Florida - a state that Triola predicted would be an ideal proving ground for RON due to its high concentration of international/remote buyers and sellers, vacation/second homes and senior population. Thanks to his early anticipation of demand leading up to Florida's Jan. 1 RON start date, NotaryCam was able to increase its month-over-month RON transactions in Florida by 100% during Q1 2020 without issue, a trend that has continued throughout 2020.

This would prove to be excellent training for Triola and his team as nearly all states without RON legislation passed temporary measures allowing for RON at the start of the pandemic, and currently, 48 states and Washington D.C. authorize remote e-notarization either through an existing law, or emergency action. These emergency actions were able to be put in place so quickly due to the recommended uniform language Triola helped draft alongside the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). Furthermore, NotaryCam developed its Concierge Service to accommodate remote ink signings (RIN), which many states chose to authorize in lieu of RON in their emergency orders As a result of Triola's leadership and dedication, NotaryCam was able assist real estate professionals in executing digital closings amidst social distancing concerns while increasing the firm's revenue over 100% in the first two quarters of 2020.

For the full list of 2020 HousingWire Vanguards, visit https://www.housingwire.com/articles/here-are-the-2020-housingwire-vanguards/.

About HousingWire

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 60,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 1.0 million unique visitors each month. Our audience of mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit https://www.housingwire.com/ or https://www.solutions.housingwire.com/ to learn more.

About NotaryCam

After pioneering the world's first multi-party/multi-state remote online notarization (RON), career real estate executive Rick Triola founded NotaryCam and completed the first mortgage remote online closing (ROC) in 2014. Today, NotaryCam is the leader in online notarization and mortgage eClosing solutions, having notarized documents worldwide for hundreds of thousands of customers in all 50 states and more than 150 countries. The company's patented eClose360(R) platform delivers the "perfect" online mortgage closing in every jurisdiction and supports all eClosing scenarios - RON, IPEN or Hybrids - with a flexible workflow for document recording and unparalleled identity verification, security and customer convenience. NotaryCam also proudly maintains an industry-leading 99.8 percent customer satisfaction rating.

Visit https://www.notarycam.com for additional information or to get a document notarized today.

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ReverseVision President Joe Langner Honored as 2020 HousingWire Vanguard Award Recipient

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- ReverseVision, the leading technology provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced that company President Joe Langner has been named a 2020 HousingWire (HW) Vanguard award winner. Now in its sixth year, the HW Vanguard awards program honors executives in the housing finance industry for their outstanding leadership in the space.

Langner was recognized for making an outsized impact on today's digital mortgage landscape, having held numerous executive positions at marquee firms during critical organizational junctures over the course of his decades-long career. Notably, during an illustrious nine-year tenure at Ellie Mae, Langner executed the firm's 2011 IPO as EVP and Chief Sales Officer, while considerably growing its market share. Langner went on to facilitate PCLender's acquisition by Fiserv as president, and then served as CEO at Blue Sage, a cloud-based, digital lending platform for retail, wholesale and correspondent lenders, where he secured a 100% increase in revenue in a 12-month period. Langner joined ReverseVision as president in March 2020 to help establish HECM and private reverse mortgages as staple programs in mainstream lending portfolios.

"The achievements of this year's Vanguards are hard to overstate," said HousingWire Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler. "They are leading some of the most iconic and successful mortgage and real estate companies in the world, and adapting and innovating even in the midst of a global pandemic. The Vanguards represent the industry's best and brightest, and we are excited to celebrate their remarkable accomplishments."

"HECM and private origination endorsements have grown in the midst of the refi boom, showing that these programs continue to be relevant under any economic circumstances," said Langner. "Each day we continue to pursue partnerships and technology advancements that make the benefits of reverse lending more accessible to forward originators and their older customers."

The full list of HW Vanguard award honorees can be viewed in the October/November edition of HW Magazine.

About ReverseVision

ReverseVision, Inc. is the leading Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage program sales and origination technology platform, supporting more reverse mortgage transactions than all other systems combined. The company's comprehensive product suite flexes to lenders' unique business and operational models, connecting all lending participants across the entire reverse mortgage lifecycle to meet borrowers where they are in life. A five-time HousingWire TECH100(TM) company, ReverseVision continues to build on its technology's pioneering capabilities with frequent enhancements.

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

About HousingWire

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 60,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 1.0 million unique visitors each month. Our audience of mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit ​www.housingwire.com​ or​ www.solutions.housingwire.com​ to learn more.

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

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SimpleNexus CTO Dave Stevenson Wins 2020 HW Vanguard Award

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (https://simplenexus.com/), developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced the selection of Chief Technology Officer Dave Stevenson as a 2020 HW Vanguard award winner. Now in its sixth year, the HW Vanguard awards program recognizes the 50 top executives leading the housing industry.

Stevenson was recognized for his role overseeing the development of the SimpleNexus digital mortgage app, which is used by more than 300 enterprise clients, including 15 of the top 25 U.S. retail lenders. Stevenson joined SimpleNexus in 2015, and since has grown the development team from four to 50 software engineers.

Among the recent feature releases Stevenson has led are the highly praised eClose and Closing Portal solutions, released on a fast timeline to meet 2020 demands; a seamless disclosure solution that cuts processing time and expense; and ConnectUs Chat, which allows transparent, documented in-app communication between lenders, borrowers, real estate agents and other team members. These technologies have helped propel SimpleNexus to the Inc. 5000 three years in a row.

"Because of Dave, when we say we are going to introduce new features in the SimpleNexus app, our customers know its release will be both timely and valuable to their operations," said SimpleNexus CEO Matt Hansen. "This reliability and customer-focused development is a direct result of Dave's understanding of the industry, his effectiveness in managing our team of 50 developers and his discipline to execute."

"The achievements of this year's Vanguards are hard to overstate," said HousingWire Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler. "They are leading some of the most iconic and successful mortgage and real estate companies in the world, and adapting and innovating even in the midst of a global pandemic. The Vanguards represent the industry's best and brightest, and we are excited to celebrate their remarkable accomplishments."

The full list of 2020 HW Vanguard Award honorees can be viewed in the October/November edition of HW Magazine.

About SimpleNexus, LLC:

SimpleNexus is the digital mortgage platform that enables lenders to originate and process loans from anywhere. The company's best-in-class, easy-to-use app connects loan officers to their borrowers, real estate agents and settlement service providers to easily communicate and exchange data in a single location throughout the entire loan life cycle. Loan officers can manage their loan pipelines, order credit, run pricing, send pre-approvals and sign disclosures - all on the go.

About HousingWire:

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 40,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 4 million unique visitors each year. Our audience of mortgage, real estate, financial services and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit https://www.housingwire.com/ or https://www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.

Twitter: @SimpleNexus #digitalmortgage @HousingWire #HWVanguards

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Strategic Benefits Advisors Makes List of Atlanta’s Top Employee Benefits and Compensation Companies for Second Year

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For a second consecutive year, independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's list of the top 20 employee benefits and compensation companies in Atlanta.

SBA was recognized for being one of the Atlanta metro area's largest employers of benefits consultants. A trusted provider of benefits administration, implementation, re-engineering and consulting services for nearly two decades, SBA supports Fortune 500 companies and other mid- to large-sized organizations across North America with services ranging from plan design and administration to vendor searches to actuarial valuation. The firm's consultants average over 25 years of experience in the field.

"We are proud of SBA's consistent recognition as a top provider of employee benefits consulting," said SBA Co-Founder and Principal Andy Adams. "When large and mid-sized organizations need to fix problems, make changes or better manage their employee benefit programs, Strategic Benefits Advisors is the objective consultant they rely on to devise and implement practical solutions."

About Strategic Benefits Advisors

Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) is an independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm focused on creatively and effectively solving complex benefits challenges for clients ranging from 500 to over 300,000 employees. Founded in 2002 by veteran consultants Mindy Zatto and Andy Adams, SBA provides practical consulting recommendations and expert implementation of solutions for all types of employee benefits programs, including retirement, health and welfare, financial wellness and employee recognition. With an average of over 25 years in the field, SBA's team of actuaries, consultants and systems specialists is among the most experienced in the industry. For more information, visit https://www.sba-inc.com/.

@AtlBizChron #EmployeeBenefits #BenefitsConsulting #Top20Companies

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Top of Mind’s Surefire CRM Among Top Finishers in 2020 Digital Mortgage Demo Competition

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, was named second runner up in the demo competition at Arizent's 2020 Digital Mortgage conference, held September 14-17. Now in its third year, the Digital Mortgage Innovation Challenge, sponsored by LendingTree, recognizes mortgage technologies that accelerate lenders' digital growth.

Top of Mind demonstrated how its Surefire CRM integrates with mortgage point-of-sale (POS) systems to improve loan application completion rates with features such as Power Calls and Power Messaging. In all, twenty-two companies entered the competition, including Black Knight, Salesforce and Radian. Top of Mind tied with fintech Blend as second runner up; HouseCanary was named runner up; and Moxtra earned the $5,000 grand prize.

The competition was judged by Will Adams, head of sales at LendingTree; Julian Hebron, founder of The Basis Point; and Austin Kilgore, director of digital lending at Javelin Strategy and Research. Each judge scored participants on a ten-point scale. Participants were ranked in order from highest- to lowest-scoring.

"Surefire CRM's recognition at this year's Digital Mortgage demo competition further confirms that Top of Mind's features resonate with on-the-ground mortgage executives and technology experts," said Top of Mind CEO Bill Hayes. "We look forward to continuing our innovative momentum by strengthening partnerships and updating our platform with features that truly deepen the relationship between borrower and loan officer."

This award comes on the heels of other prominent industry recognition for Top of Mind. In March, the company's creative marketing campaigns took home platinum and gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards competition. Top of Mind went on to earn eight more platinum and gold awards for outstanding content at the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards in May. In June, Top of Mind placed among the world's top creators of video content in the 41st Annual Telly Awards, and in August, its Surefire CRM was named Product of the Year, Small Company division by Business Intelligence Group's (BIG) Sales and Marketing Technology Awards, also known as "The Sammys."

About Top of Mind Networks:

Founded in 2003, Atlanta-based Top of Mind Networks (https://www.topofmind.com) started as a bootstrapped direct-mail marketing company. Today, the company is recognized as the mortgage industry's most-relied-upon provider of marketing automation and creative content solutions. From individuals to enterprise lenders, Top of Mind's SurefireCRM helps thousands of mortgage professionals win new business, earn repeat business and deserve referral business. With intuitive, "set it and forget it" workflows and award-winning content, mortgage professionals are able to effortlessly maintain and deepen their emotional connections with clients.

@mortgagecrm @NatMortgageNews #creativematters #SurefireCRM #DigMortgage20

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Voices.com Wins ‘Beyond Borders Award’ at 37th Annual Business Achievement Awards

LONDON, Ontario -- Voices.com, the world's leading marketplace for voice over services, is thrilled to announce that it was awarded the Beyond Borders Award at last night's Business Achievement Awards gala. Presented by the London Chamber of Commerce, this award recognizes the global initiatives of a local business who has expanded their business outside of Canada.

"It's an honour to not only be recognized for our global network, but to also have been done so by a panel of our peers right here in London, Ontario," says Voices.com founder and CEO David Ciccarelli. "This award win is a testament to the tireless work of our talented staff and to the immense talent pool on the Voices.com marketplace that make us the trusted source of voice over for brands around the world."

Originally scheduled for March 2020, the Business Achievement Awards gala was an intimate event this year that was streamed live to ticket holders.

To be eligible for the Beyond Borders Award, a business must have been operating for at least two years, and have Canadian headquarters based in the London & surrounding area. The award is designed to celebrate the winner's achievements and to share best practices to inspire other local companies to grow beyond borders.

For a full list of winners, see: https://www.londonchamber.com/news/details/news-release-9-24-2020

About the Business Achievement Awards

The London Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing and celebrating high achievement in London's business community since 1984. Often called the "Academy Awards" of business achievement in London, the Chamber's annual Business Achievement Awards gala showcases and celebrates some of the outstanding businesses in London. The Annual Business Achievement Awards is the largest business awards gala of its kind in Canada.

About Voices.com

Voices.com is the largest marketplace for audio and voice over products and services in the world, with over one million business and voice actor registered users. Since 2005, the biggest and most beloved brands have entrusted Voices.com to help them find their voice. Headquartered in London, Canada, Voices.com helps service clients and voice talent in over 160 countries.

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

Media Contact: Michelle Melski | michelle.melski@voices.com | 1-888-359-3472 ext. 536

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Performance Artist AY Young is An Emerging Renewable Energy Leader Powered by Music

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- AY Young, founder, Battery Tour, was named by the United Nations (UN) as one of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and to Fresh Energy's 2020 Energy News Network's "40 Under 40."

On a biennial basis, the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth recognizes 17 young change-makers, between the ages of 18 and 29, who are leading efforts to combat the world's most pressing issues and whose leadership is catalyzing the achievement of the SDGs.

For the UN designation, these young leaders were selected from more than 18,000 nominations from 186 different countries to represent the diverse voices of young people from every region of the world, and are collectively responsible for activating millions of young people in support of the SDGs. Young is the only Youth Leader selected from the U.S.

The Energy News Network's "40 Under 40" awards' program highlights emerging leaders and innovators from across the U.S. and their work in America's transition to a clean energy economy.

Young is one of the first artists to power his concerts with 100 percent renewable energy and Battery Tour is designed to engage communities with fun, physical and digital, entertainment experiences focused on diversity and inclusion to enhance sustainable adoption, action and innovation. And, it's all powered with renewable resources and energy-storage technologies (such as solar & human powered batteries) and showcases current technology capacities and their impacts to raise awareness and ignite innovation for Beneficial Electrification (BE).

"My ultimate goal is to get the world plugged into sustainability using music as a vehicle," Young says.

Thor Dietrich, co-founder and CEO of the Battery Tour, says that he was inspired to create the company when he realized the power music has to unite people.

"The quality of consumables, such as energy and information, directly affects us. We have a responsibility to our personal health to educate, empower, and experience the highest quality of life. With Battery Tour, we engage everyone's passions to scale sustainable impact globally, uniting humanity through entertainment to fund, build, and secure our only future, a sustainable one," Dietrich says.

As part of the Battery Tour, starting on September 18, Young will present six, weekly, social-distanced concerts at 6 p.m. in association with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department around Kansas City with the goal of uniting the heartland's rich history, talent, and sustainable leadership.

Founder video (YouTube): https://youtu.be/htfB8sG-hlU

Get plugged in at: https://www.batterytour.com/

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Twitter: @aymusik

About AY Young

At age 29, AY Young is a singer/songwriter, dancer, producer, sustainability activist and entrepreneur. He grew up in Kansas City, MO and has organized and performed more than 800 concerts. He's opened for artists such as Wiz Khalifa, T-Pain, Aaron Carter and more.

For more about the artist: https://www.aymusik.com/

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Names Steiner Realty, Inc a Winner of the Pittsburgh Top Workplaces Award for the Second Year in a Row

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Steiner Realty, Inc. announces their designation as one of Pittsburgh's 2020 Top Workplaces. Steiner Realty has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for the second year in a row.

The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times."

"To have received back-to-back Top Workplace honors is a great achievement!" remarked Casey Steiner, President and CEO. "Our employees are the heart of this business. They provide our tenants with clean and safe housing."

He added, "We are very proud of this award because it confirms our long-held belief that continuous investment in our employees is the key to our success. We regularly seek their input and make improvements to address their interests."

About Steiner Realty:

Steiner Realty, Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based real estate brokerage firm owned and operated by Clarence H. (Casey) Steiner since 1989. Steiner Realty, Inc. currently manages over 1600+ rental units in the Greater Pittsburgh area in a mix of luxury loft apartments, community apartment complexes, small apartment buildings and high-rises, as well as single-family homes and townhouses. In addition to office staff, Steiner Realty employs a full-service maintenance staff to handle all aspects of property maintenance, repair, and updating.

Learn more at: https://www.steiner-realty.com/
Twitter and Facebook: @SteinerRealty

About Energage

Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit energage.com. Follow us on Twitter @teamenergage and Facebook and LinkedIn @energage.

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