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SimpleNexus Selects Mortgage Technology Expert Tracy Farber as Director of Solution Engineering

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has recruited Tracy Farber as its director of solution engineering. In this role, the first of its kind at SimpleNexus, Farber will create and lead a team dedicated to ensuring the company's marketing, product, sales, implementation, training and support teams work collaboratively and in constant service of mortgage lenders.

Farber brings to SimpleNexus significant mortgage technology and product management expertise gained from previous industry roles, notably with cloud-based mortgage technology provider Ellie Mae(r), loan automation solutions provider DelMar DataTrac (acquired by Ellie Mae in 2011) and fintech startup BlockGen Corp. During her 12-year tenure at Ellie Mae, Farber managed implementation of the Encompass(r) suite of loan origination products for the firm's largest customers. She began her industry career with independent mortgage bank DHI Mortgage, giving Farber a first-hand perspective into the technology needs of mortgage lenders.

"We knew we needed someone very special for this role, which sits at the intersection of all our internal teams and external stakeholders. Tracy's fluency in mortgage operations and deep understanding of market trends will help SimpleNexus maintain our laser focus on developing and refining solutions like SimpleNexus eClosing that are genuinely valued by lenders, Realtors and settlement agents," said SimpleNexus SVP of Sales John Aslanian.

"SimpleNexus has earned a reputation as one of the most visionary companies in mortgage technology - and more importantly, as a trustworthy partner that consistently executes on its vision," said Farber. "I am proud to join SimpleNexus and advance the company's legacy of keeping users and their needs at the forefront of its solutions."

Farber is a frequent speaker at industry events and holds a degree in business administration and management from Bowling Green State University.

To view open positions at SimpleNexus, visit Contact to submit a resume.

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.

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Steve Moran Shares Leadership Guidance in His New Book, ‘Lead Don’t Manage’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Senior Living Foresight announced today that the Founder and Publisher Steve Moran, an industry pundit, shares his leadership philosophies in his newly published book, "Lead Don't Manage" (ISBN: 978-1734686401). His company is a content creation platform assisting providers to operate excellent senior housing communities.

While examples in the book are drawn from the senior living industry, its takeaways are applicable to any industry. Moran says the book's readers will discover effective ways to grow life-affirming cultures, maintain great feedback, establish accountability, and build trusting professional relationships with their team members.

"I think," Moran says, "there's one trait you have to have. You've got to have a heart for the people you're leading, [then] you can be a great leader."

Moran has been leading his own team since founding Senior Living Foresight in Sacramento, California, in 2011. He and his creative writers and producers have published thousands of articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources to help senior living operators maintain excellence in serving their residents, families, employees, and local marketplaces.

He explains in the book that "most organizations have a bunch of rules. Now I get that there are some legal employment requirements. But, every rule says, 'I don't trust you to make your own decisions.' At Senior Living Foresight we don't actually have any rules. We have a common understanding that we protect and support each other, and that our goal is to make the world a better place."

Moran is a passionate advocate for improving business leadership and is committed to promoting excellence among senior living leaders. He discusses the book further in a podcast interview that can be heard at

In both the book and the podcast, he shares invaluable insights and practical wisdom enabling leaders to attract and retain dedicated employees. Moran is a passionate advocate for improving business leadership and is committed to promoting excellence among senior living leaders.

The book, "Lead, Don't Manage," is available through Amazon:


Senior Living Foresight, founded in 2011 by Steve Moran, is the industry's premier thought-leadership platform assisting providers to maintain operational excellence so they can best serve older Americans, their employee teams, and local market areas. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Moran and Foresight's creative team produce blog articles, podcasts, videos, and other resources to help leading industry companies increase revenues, reduce turnover, and create positive cultures. Learn more:

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NAES Southampton Power Station in Franklin, Virginia Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va. -- Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that NAES Southampton Power Station in Franklin, Virginia, has been recertified as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia's Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the agency's highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems. The facility was honored with its fourth recertification since being originally certified on December 13, 2004. NAES operates the biomass fueled Southampton Power Station which is owned by Dominion Energy, Inc.

"This outstanding achievement in occupational safety and health has come through the dedication and hard work of NAES Southampton Power Station employees and management. I commend NAES Southampton Power Station for embracing the cooperative spirit of VPP, and congratulate them on their hard earned recertification as a Virginia STAR Worksite," said Commissioner Davenport.

NAES Southampton Power Station's commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees is demonstrated by its low injury and illness rates. The Franklin facility has a total three-year average for the TCIR (Total Case Incident Rate for injuries and illnesses) of 0.0 compared with a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) national rate of 6.4, representing a TCIR rate 100% 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 0.0, compared with the national rate of 2.1, which is 100% below the national average for the industry.

As part of the recognition for achieving Virginia STAR status under VPP, the worksite is entitled to fly the Virginia "STAR Worksite" flag. The NAES Southampton Power Station facility is the only STAR Worksite in Virginia for NAES and is one of two NAES VPP STAR sites currently in the United States.

Virginia businesses that participate in VPP substantially improve safety and health protections for thousands of Virginia employees through cooperative efforts to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatal accidents. VPP STAR sites 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, competitiveness, and increases available capital for reinvestment, expansion, and new hiring.

VOSH operates six recognition programs. These include:

1 - Virginia STAR is a cooperative relationship between the VOSH program, the employer, and the employees that include the agreement of company leaders to operate exceptional safety and health management systems that meet a rigorous set of occupational safety and health criteria. Participating employers agree to voluntarily participate in the program and to directly involve employees in all aspects of the company's safety and health management systems. Requirements include an extensive application process, submission of written safety and health policies and procedures, demonstration of successful implementation of those programs through injury and illness rates that are below the national average for the employer's industry, and an intensive weeklong inspection by a team of VPP experts.

2 - Virginia BEST (Building Excellence in Safety, Health and Training) is a strategic partnership between the DOLI and the Associated General Contractors of Virginia that recognizes AGCVA members who voluntarily implement highly effective safety and health management systems to benefit construction workers and reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on construction sites in Virginia.

3 - Virginia BUILT is a new strategic partnership between the DOLI and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Virginia and is designed to encourage and recognize ABC-VA members who voluntarily implement highly effective safety and health management systems to benefit construction workers and reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on construction sites in Virginia. The Virginia BUILT program incorporates the ABC STEP program (Safety Training Evaluation Process) as the gateway to participation in Virginia BUILT.

4 - Virginia CHALLENGE is a formal three-stage recognition program that dramatically improves safety and health at the worksite and prepares the company to apply for Virginia STAR recognition.

5 - VOSH-VADOC CHALLENGE is a strategic partnership between the DOLI and the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) to recognize safety and health excellence at correctional facilities around the Commonwealth. Three stages of participation in VADOC Challenge prepare a site to apply for Virginia STAR recognition. Virginia has the only two correctional facilities in the nation to have received VPP STAR status, Augusta and Lunenburg Correctional Centers. For additional VPP information, contact Milford Stern, VPP Manager, at (540) 562-3580, ext. 123, or

6 - Virginia SHARP recognizes businesses of 250 employees or fewer and is administered by the DOLI VOSH Consultative Services Division. Contact Tracy Michaud, Consultation Program Manager, at (804) 786-8707 or

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.

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Community Development Bankers Association Endorses Promontory MortgagePath’s Mortgage Fulfillment Services, POS Technology

DANBURY, Conn. -- Promontory MortgagePath LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive digital mortgage fulfillment services, announced today that the Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) has officially endorsed its mortgage fulfillment services and proprietary point-of-sale technology Borrower Wallet(R). CDBA recognized Promontory MortgagePath's solutions for helping community development financial institutions (CDFIs) expand access to homeownership, particularly in the low- and moderate-income markets they serve.

Founded in 2015 by former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Gene Ludwig, Promontory MortgagePath began with a vision to empower community financial institutions with limited resources to participate profitably in mortgage lending. Through the delivery of best-in-class, technology-enabled fulfillment services and interrelated fintech products, Promontory MortgagePath is able to continually enhance the mortgage process so it is faster, simpler and more inclusive for all borrowers and lenders.

"Creating products and services that include and assist every type of consumer - most importantly, middle- and lower-income Americans - is deeply embedded in our values," Ludwig said. "Earning CDBA's endorsement underscores our commitment to CDFIs, and we are actively pursuing initiatives to empower CDFIs to provide consumers with better access to cost-effective mortgage lending services and credit, making the dream of homeownership a reality for all."

"CDBA advocates for the community development bank sector and the needs of communities often underserved by traditional financial service providers," said Jeannine Jacokes, Chief Executive Officer of CDBA. "We are pleased to partner with Promontory MortgagePath because of its alignment with our mission of promoting financial inclusion and opportunity among people and places often left out of the economic mainstream."

About CDBA

The Community Development Bankers Association is the voice and champion of the community development banking movement. CDBA and its 82 member banks work to make the banking industry a force for good by collectively promoting financial inclusion and creating economic opportunity in the nation's most economically distressed rural and urban communities. We convene community banking peers who strengthen a different kind of banking through collaboration, partnership, and learning. To learn more about CDBA, visit

About Promontory MortgagePath LLC | NMLS ID 1532373

Promontory MortgagePath is a fast-growing team of passionate problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally change the way lenders approach their mortgage business. The company combines an intuitive, collaborative digital mortgage platform with modern, comprehensive fulfillment services, giving lenders the progressive technology and scalability required to profitably compete in today's rapidly changing residential mortgage market. Promontory MortgagePath's founder, former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Gene Ludwig, is widely recognized as a visionary thinker on the critical issues confronting financial services, and his companies are renowned for helping community lenders resolve their most pressing challenges. To learn more, visit

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Smart Growth Strategies in Pompano Beach Are Protecting City from COVID-19 Fiscal Stress

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- While other cities around the country are considering raising taxes, or already have, in response to budget shortfalls due to COVID-19, the Pompano Beach CRA has announced that residents of the City of Pompano Beach are experiencing one of the lowest tax rates in Broward County according to the recently released 2021 millage rates.

This financial stability is due in large part to the smart growth strategies that have been occurring in the City during the past few years. The City's investment in redevelopment and infrastructure has attracted quality private development bringing in new tax dollars and additional support for local businesses, allowing the City to maintain the tax rate.

"Leadership in Pompano Beach knew the importance of tapping into the City's real estate assets-- land and property, in order to create a more economically stable municipality," said Nguyen Tran, CRA Director. "By properly managing these assets and taking a proactive stance, we have been able to create new revenue streams to benefit the City and its residents, which also offer a layer of protection during unforeseen events like this pandemic."

Pompano Beach began its transformation in earnest in 2009. After decades of decline, a targeted, economically-driven plan was launched, making the City an attractive location to the private investment community. The City prepared for the growth by establishing development guidelines and zoning laws to protect the City from over development. This plan is working to eliminate blighted areas and enhance the quality of life for the community.

Developments such as Koi, Sabbia, Heritage at Pompano Station, Avery Place and the new restaurants and retailers at the Pier such as Beach House and Oceanic have added approximately $166 million in new property valuation and more than $1 million dollars in new property tax revenue to the City over the past few years. Between 2015 and 2019, the City has seen an increase of approximately $39 million or 39% in major tax and fee revenue sources including property taxes, half-cent sales taxes, state municipal revenue sharing, franchise and utility taxes, franchise fees and communication service taxes.

These enhanced revenue streams have allowed the City to maintain its financial stability even through the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 millage rates were recently released, and out of 31 cities in Broward County, Pompano Beach is the 6th largest, yet it has the 11th lowest tax rate, according to the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office.

"Without the strategic growth policies that attracted this private investment, we would be under tremendous fiscal stress right now," continued Tran. "The economic impact of good growth has been extremely important for the long-term success of our City and the prosperity of our residents."

This development has been carefully managed to maximize the benefits including a strong tax base, job growth and small business support, while also addressing important resident concerns by regulating building height, creating walkable spaces and connectivity between projects and exploring ride sharing initiatives to manage traffic congestion and enhance mobility. Cities who invest in their public assets and build quality amenities for their residents tend to be the most fiscally stable. The City and CRA's investment in our public assets have been instrumental in attracting private sector investment.

About the Pompano Beach CRA:

The City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was created in 1989. It has two independent districts: Northwest CRA and East CRA established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the economic health of an area, and encouraging public and private investments in a CRA district.

The Pompano Beach CRA is funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The funds are collected as property values increase and a portion of that increase is captured by the Agency. TIF raises revenue for redevelopment efforts without raising taxes. For more information

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Capital Subaru of Greensboro Hosts Triad Golden Retriever Rescue Event

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Capital Subaru of Greensboro is proud to announce that they are celebrating the Subaru Loves Pets Event AND National Make a Dog's Day by partnering with Triad Golden Retriever Rescue for a day of totally PAWSOME fun for all pets!

The celebration will be held Thursday October 22, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at 801 E Bessemer Ave - This is an outdoor socially distanced event.

Contributors include Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, North Carolina Pet Partners and arcBARKS.

The general public is invited to attend with their furry friends! Festivities include a pet photo station with a local pet photographer and goodie bags with treats for canines and owners while supplies last.

"The companionship of pets reduces stress and lessens anxiety. I know I couldn't live without my dogs and that's why we are so proud of this partnership." expressed General Manager, Ken Fanelli. "This event is as much for the people as it is for the dogs! So come out and make a dog's day!"

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.:

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (TGRR) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, humane treatment and placement of homeless Golden Retrievers, and to the education of the public about the breed.


arcBARKS Dog Treat Company was created by The Arc of Greensboro in response to an increasing need for post-high school options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. arcBARKS was envisioned as a self-funding program that would provide vocational training in the real world setting of a functioning dog treat bakery.

North Carolina Pet Partners:

Helping people live healthier and happier lives by sharing the healing power of pets.

Capital Subaru of Greensboro:

Capital Subaru of Greensboro is located is conveniently located at 801 E Bessemer Ave. They're a part of Capital Automotive Group with the goal of providing consistent customer experiences at all locations and are excited you help you with any of your automotive needs!

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Nation’s Largest Hero Savings Program Homes for Heroes Establishes Local Website and Expands Service

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Inspired by the tragic events of 9/11, Homes for Heroes was started in Minneapolis, Minn. at the beginning of 2002. In 2009 it grew to become a national organization that has since helped over 40,268 heroes and given back over $68.4 million.

Homes for Heroes' mission is to provide extraordinary savings to heroes who provide extraordinary services to our nation and its communities every day. Heroes include: Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Military (active, reserves and veterans), Healthcare Professionals/EMS and Teachers.

Now our local area heroes can access their benefits directly at

In addition to the traditional line-up of heroes, local realtor affiliate Brian Nicolson, himself a US Navy Veteran, is expanding the benefits to include any essential workers who have served, in any way, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interested parties simply need to register at

Homes for Heroes is comprised of affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists across the country along with local and national businesses committed to providing Hero Rewards(R) savings, which are easy ways for heroes to save significant money on a home. When working with Homes for Heroes real estate and mortgage specialists specifically, heroes are able to receive significant savings when they buy, sell or refinance a home. Hero Rewards is our way to say "Thank You."

"We're committed to giving back, serving and saying thank you to our local community heroes because they do so much to protect and contribute so much to our great community. They tirelessly serve and sacrifice for us so we feel it's the right thing to do, and we're excited to be able to give back and say thank you," says Brian Nicolson, local Homes for Heroes real estate specialist in downtown Stockton.

About Homes for Heroes, Inc.

Homes for Heroes, Inc. is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate, mortgage, and local business specialists; committed to providing easy ways for heroes to save on a home. Shortly after 9/11, Homes for Heroes, Inc. was established to give back to Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Military (active, reserves & veterans), Healthcare Professionals/EMS, Teachers and more for all they do.

Since 2009, Homes for Heroes, Inc., has helped over 40,268 heroes save over $68.4 million on their real estate transactions, sold over $4 billion in real estate to heroes, actively partnered with 2,600 like-minded real estate and mortgage professionals who've joined in the mission, and donated over $817,838 to heroes in need through the Homes for Heroes Foundation.

More information about the Homes for Heroes program can be found on the website: or by calling Brian Nicolson locally at (209) 689-0965

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Technology Meets Tradition on A Monson Family Farm

MONSON, Mass. -- SunBug Solar, a Massachusetts-based solar solutions provider, has completed the construction of a dual-use solar-terra photovoltaic system in Monson, Massachusetts. The design of the system allows the local landowner to harvest both sun from above and crops from below on land which has been in the family for three generations.

The system, dubbed "Million Little Sunbeams," and owned by Monson native Nate Tassinari and his wife Ania, is the first operational dual-use agricultural photovoltaic (PV) system in the state.

Generally, solar projects on agricultural land face pushback because traditional solar systems cover the ground in a manner that significantly reduces the amount of available farmland. This project did not face this kind of opposition because a dual-use system doesn't replace crops, it works with them. The array is designed to allow sufficient sunlight for the crops and raised high enough in the air to allow tractors continued access underneath.

"It's a good compromise between the need for innovation and respecting the land," said Tassinari. "Plus, it's my backyard. I want it to be both functional and beautiful!"

Just like all operations on the farm, the system must be designed to make a profit. Designing Million Little Sunbeams to be the most efficient PV system possible required pairing together several innovative technologies.

Million Little Sunbeams features an East-West tracking system from RBI Solar. The array is designed with 20 ft row-spacing and a minimum panel height of 10 ft to improve performance and to allow tractors continued access. Dual-use systems use special solar photovoltaic (PV) racking to harvest power from the same sunlight that nourishes the crops that grow under the mounts. On typical PV systems, solar panels are fixed and so consume the energy from direct sunlight themselves, shading the ground below and rendering it not suitable for crops.

Additionally, the Million Little Sunbeams project uses Longi Perc bifacial panels which allows some solar energy to go through the panels reaching the plants below while capturing radiation on the opposite side of the panel as it bounces off the ground and crops below. Lightly colored crops, such as dry hay, are particularly helpful to this process.

Finally, per panel power optimizers mitigate factors such as shading and aging of the solar panels. Using SolarEdge optimizers, the maximum power point of every module is tracked individually. This advancement prevents one panel from slowing down the rest of the system from operating at full capacity.

The land where the solar array is located has been in his family since Nate's Grandmother bought it more than 70 years ago. The neighboring Murphy Dairy Farm, owned and operated by Nate's cousins, utilize the fields to help feed to their cattle. The Murphy Farm was established in the 1910s by Nate's Great Grandfather; Thomas F. Murphy. Today the farm grows hay, produces milk, and now hosts two types of honey-producing bees as well as a young orchard with variety of fruits, exemplifying the diversity of resources this land generates.

Tassinari had worked with SunBug to put solar on his home in Boston, and reached out to SunBug to see what could be done with this land. When SunBug designed a dual-use solar photovoltaic agricultural solution, Tassinari was able to reconcile tradition with technology, and named the project Million Little Sunbeams after a book by conservationist and author Thornton Burgess.

Tassinari will be able to provide power not just to his own home, but through the Community Solar SMART program, he will also have the opportunity to sell this green power back to the community. Participants save money on their utility bills by purchasing through MLS, and part of the proceeds will be donated to Norcross Wildlife.

The website for Million Little Sunbeams - - is scheduled to go live on October 22, 2020. There, interested Monson residents and anyone who has National Grid as their electricity provider will be able to learn more and sign up to purchase energy fresh from the farm.

About SunBug Solar:

SunBug Solar is a local, Massachusetts owned-and-operated solar energy consulting and installation company with offices in Arlington and Westfield, Mass. SunBug Solar creates positive environmental and social impact by exemplifying our core values of responsiveness, resourcefulness, and reliability with our customers, within our industry, and among our teammates. Founded in 2009 and a Certified B Corporation.

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*Caption: Bifacial solar panels allow crops to grow on this family farm while producing energy from the sun.

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The TMS Collaborative Celebrates its 1st Anniversary and Announces Clinic Expansion

EXETER, N.H. -- In September 2019, Dr. Paul Belliveau and partners launched The TMS Collaborative as a way to bring the cutting-edge technology of TMS to New Hampshire and beyond. TMS therapy is an FDA-approved, safe, and non-invasive treatment for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

The treatment consists of gentle pulses targeted at the areas of the brain that are known to be involved with depression. Approximately 40% of patients diagnosed with MDD experience little to no relief using antidepressants, and often experience a long list of side effects. TMS Therapy, however, has few known side effects, is covered by most insurance plans, and up to 60% of patients respond positively to treatment, while over half achieve a complete remission of their depression symptoms. Of the patients that The TMS Collaborative has treated this year, 80% have experienced improvement and relief from MDD.

Co-Founder and Medical Director of the TMS Collaborative, Paul Belliveau, MD, has been practicing in Exeter, NH for over 20 years and is Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry. Prior to practicing in Exeter, Dr. Belliveau was a physician with the United States Army, and practiced at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

"We are pleased to be able to bring this FDA approved treatment to Seacoast New Hampshire and surrounding areas of New England. Our patients have responded well to TMS and have found relief from their depression when antidepressants were not working for them. I continue to be impressed at how effective TMS is for many people that have suffered with depression for years," says Belliveau.

A year in, and many patient success stories later, the TMS Collaborative is expanding. "We are excited to announce that we are moving to a larger location in December. Our new location at 9 Hampton Road in Exeter will allow us to add additional TMS treatment rooms to better serve patients," says Wayne Barrows, co-founder and Director of Provider Operations. The clinic will continue to treat patients at its Exeter, NH location leading up to the grand opening.


The TMS Collaborative is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and treatment of depression with TMS Therapy. The team at The TMS Collaborative brings over 25 years of experience in delivering the highest quality care in a welcoming clinical environment. To learn more about TMS and the Exeter, NH-based clinic, visit

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Tekwell Services Invests in New Industrial Electric Motor Service Equipment

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tekwell Services stays on the cutting edge of providing best-in-class service for industrial electric motors and pumps. To this end we have invested in new testing equipment to better serve our customers.

Dry Ice Cleaning

Some motors are just too large to bring into the Tekwell Services shop for proper cleaning. For these situations, Tekwell is now offering dry ice blasting cleaning services.

Dry ice is excellent for cleaning motors because of its versatility. We use dry ice pellets, about the size of a grain of rice, and load them into a hopper which is connected to a high velocity air compressor that "blasts" the dry ice into every gap and crevasse in the motor. The ice simply evaporates away leaving behind no residue. This cleaning method is gentle and can be used in a number of different ways

Pump Testing System

Tekwell has developed a unique way to load test industrial pumps for diagnostic purposes or to load test them after a repair has been completed.

We have done this by engineering a 6' by 6' by 8' closed-loop water tank to measure the pump's flow efficiency as well as test it for leaks before sending the pump to be re-installed at the worksite. The ability to test pumps without having to install them back into a production environment to see if they truly have been repaired is game changing because it saves considerable time and rework.

This tank uses a ball valve to regulate flow pressure over a load curve which is carefully measured within the tank to verify that the pump is working, moving water at the proper rate.

This is a unique testing method that is only available at Tekwell Services in the East Tennessee area.

Roller Bearing Loading - Test Device

Tekwell Services, partnered with SKF, has developed a one-of-a-kind apparatus to help test roller bearings properly. Most roller bearings require a load during testing to avoid damaging the bearing when running the motor, but because there are no simple, reliable, and safe devices to accurately measure and display the bearing load, most shops ignore the loading of roller bearings during testing under the misguided belief that the test run doesn't really damage the bearing. SKF has proven that testing roller bearings without proper loading damages them especially in high speed applications.

Because of this, Tekwell Services designed and manufactured a load roller bearing testing device (with Patent Pending) to be mounted to a standard T plate to apply a load vertically or horizontally. The load is then applied by a single threaded rod attached to a load cell with a digital readout. The load cell and display can also be calibrated annually to meet the strict quality control requirements of the SKF Certified Rebuilder program.

"This device is a game changer," says Mark McKinney, Vice President at Tekwell Services. "We worked with SKF to bring a test for roller bearings that is safe, easy to use, accurate, and easy to remove and store."

"This new equipment is just one of the ways we continue meeting, and exceeding, our customers' expectations," says Jamey Steffner, CEO at Tekwell Services. "We believe that investing in new diagnostic and repair equipment for electric motors, as well as our knowledgeable staff, is the key to our growth and continued success."

About Tekwell Services, LLC

Tekwell Services, LLC is a SKF certified motor rebuilder that offers full service and repair for industrial motors, drives and pumps. From fractional horsepower to medium voltage, Tekwell has the skills and equipment needed to repair, test, and install machinery while ensuring peak efficiency and reliability.

With state-of-the-art shops located in Cartersville, GA, Knoxville, TN, and Chattanooga, TN, Tekwell Services specializes in industrial motor repair, electric motor refurbishment, motor and gearbox alignment, and many more of your electric motor repair needs. Tekwell is also a large distributor of motors, drives and controls. Website:

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