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altumAI futureWork Supports the Restaurant and Service Industry Return to Work

CHICAGO, Ill. -- altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to restaurants and service industries commitment to keeping their workers healthy and safe.

futureWork was developed in 2017 with a core focus of using technology and data to protect worker health and safety. Today, futureWork is also supporting restaurant and service workers across America return to work safely by:

* Safety screening recording and reporting
* Biometric recording and reporting
* Communicating CDC and FDA guidelines
* Providing worker specific micro-training
* Monitoring contact tracing
* Enabling seamless communication
* Enforcing workflow and policies to manage risk

To find out if the next business you visit is using futureWork to monitor the health and safety of their workers, look to find a futureWork decal in the window or inside the restaurant to ensure they are committed to keeping their workers' healthy and safe.

"Restaurants and service industries are critical for the US Economy, as businesses have begun to reopen, worker health and safety has never been more important," said Douglas Turk, CEO of altumAI. "futureWork supports the State return to work guidelines of Employee Education/Self Screening and Individual Control Measures and Screening. Each of these is centered on providing the right information and data to the worker and ensuring communication and engagement occurs across an organization. futureWork is uniquely positioned to deliver and help restaurants and service industries return to work."

"This app is a critical, valuable part of our new COVID-world safety protocols. We are using it in all seven of our restaurants with 100% of our staff," said Dan Simons, Co-Owner of Farmers Restaurant Group. "altumAI futureWork has been an incredibly collaborative and supportive partner and I'm thankful to have such an important tool as I strive to keep my staff, and my guests, as safe as possible."

Learn more about altumAI futureWork Return to Work Program here: https://www.altumai.com/

About altumAI

altumAI, the company behind futureWork, uses data, technology, and AI to protect worker health and safety. futureWork is the leading worker health and safety application platform for real-time, mobile-enabled risk awareness, communication, and engagement. futureWork captures and interprets the data that surrounds every worker to identify and avoid risk. To learn more about how altumAI can help your business, please visit https://www.altumai.com/

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altumAI futureWork
310-359-5978
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altumAI futureWork Supports the Restaurant and Service Industry Return to Work

CHICAGO, Ill. -- altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to restaurants and service industries commitment to keeping their workers healthy and safe.

futureWork was developed in 2017 with a core focus of using technology and data to protect worker health and safety. Today, futureWork is also supporting restaurant and service workers across America return to work safely by:

* Safety screening recording and reporting
* Biometric recording and reporting
* Communicating CDC and FDA guidelines
* Providing worker specific micro-training
* Monitoring contact tracing
* Enabling seamless communication
* Enforcing workflow and policies to manage risk

To find out if the next business you visit is using futureWork to monitor the health and safety of their workers, look to find a futureWork decal in the window or inside the restaurant to ensure they are committed to keeping their workers' healthy and safe.

"Restaurants and service industries are critical for the US Economy, as businesses have begun to reopen, worker health and safety has never been more important," said Douglas Turk, CEO of altumAI. "futureWork supports the State return to work guidelines of Employee Education/Self Screening and Individual Control Measures and Screening. Each of these is centered on providing the right information and data to the worker and ensuring communication and engagement occurs across an organization. futureWork is uniquely positioned to deliver and help restaurants and service industries return to work."

"This app is a critical, valuable part of our new COVID-world safety protocols. We are using it in all seven of our restaurants with 100% of our staff," said Dan Simons, Co-Owner of Farmers Restaurant Group. "altumAI futureWork has been an incredibly collaborative and supportive partner and I'm thankful to have such an important tool as I strive to keep my staff, and my guests, as safe as possible."

Learn more about altumAI futureWork Return to Work Program here: https://www.altumai.com/

About altumAI

altumAI, the company behind futureWork, uses data, technology, and AI to protect worker health and safety. futureWork is the leading worker health and safety application platform for real-time, mobile-enabled risk awareness, communication, and engagement. futureWork captures and interprets the data that surrounds every worker to identify and avoid risk. To learn more about how altumAI can help your business, please visit https://www.altumai.com/

VIDEO (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/424182643

Media Contact:
Ashely Deal
Marketing and Public Relations
altumAI futureWork
310-359-5978
ashely.deal@altumai.com

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SimpleNexus Platform Enhancement Enables Lenders and Borrowers to Manage Multiple Borrower Loans Through SimpleNexus’ User-Friendly Interface

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (https://simplenexus.com/), developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced a platform enhancement that merges management of multiple loans with the same applicant into one user-friendly interface. The new "multi-loan" functionality improves the loan experience for loan originators (LOs) and borrowers, enabling both parties to start, submit and access multiple loan applications via web browser or mobile app experience.

SimpleNexus' multi-loan feature makes it easy for borrowers to navigate between multiple loans and applications, sign individual loan eConsent and disclosures forms, upload documents and complete tasks associated with each loan file. To further streamline the borrower experience, LOs can customize the borrower task list and requested documents for each loan; request eConsent, asset verification or credit authorization on a per-loan basis; and move or copy documents between different loans for the borrower.

Multi-loan streamlines loan management for LOs by automatically linking all loan applications associated with the same borrower. LOs will not need to remove old loans from the system, and additional user accounts and email addresses will not be required to manage multiple loan applications.

"SimpleNexus' multi-loan enhancement makes it easy to maneuver between and complete tasks associated with multiple borrower loans," said SimpleNexus VP of Product Shane Westra. "Whether a borrower is simultaneously purchasing multiple properties or a repeat customer is returning for a new purchase or a refi, multi-loan provides borrowers with the modern, intuitive experience they expect from the organizations that finance their homes."

More than fifty percent of SimpleNexus customers have opted-in for early access to multi-loan. An August 3, 2020, system update will turn on multi-loan for all SimpleNexus customers. Customers who wish to use the multi-loan feature sooner can contact their customer success manager.

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 and real estate agents 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.

Twitter: @SimpleNexus #digitalmortgage

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SimpleNexus Platform Enhancement Enables Lenders and Borrowers to Manage Multiple Borrower Loans Through SimpleNexus’ User-Friendly Interface

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (https://simplenexus.com/), developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced a platform enhancement that merges management of multiple loans with the same applicant into one user-friendly interface. The new "multi-loan" functionality improves the loan experience for loan originators (LOs) and borrowers, enabling both parties to start, submit and access multiple loan applications via web browser or mobile app experience.

SimpleNexus' multi-loan feature makes it easy for borrowers to navigate between multiple loans and applications, sign individual loan eConsent and disclosures forms, upload documents and complete tasks associated with each loan file. To further streamline the borrower experience, LOs can customize the borrower task list and requested documents for each loan; request eConsent, asset verification or credit authorization on a per-loan basis; and move or copy documents between different loans for the borrower.

Multi-loan streamlines loan management for LOs by automatically linking all loan applications associated with the same borrower. LOs will not need to remove old loans from the system, and additional user accounts and email addresses will not be required to manage multiple loan applications.

"SimpleNexus' multi-loan enhancement makes it easy to maneuver between and complete tasks associated with multiple borrower loans," said SimpleNexus VP of Product Shane Westra. "Whether a borrower is simultaneously purchasing multiple properties or a repeat customer is returning for a new purchase or a refi, multi-loan provides borrowers with the modern, intuitive experience they expect from the organizations that finance their homes."

More than fifty percent of SimpleNexus customers have opted-in for early access to multi-loan. An August 3, 2020, system update will turn on multi-loan for all SimpleNexus customers. Customers who wish to use the multi-loan feature sooner can contact their customer success manager.

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 and real estate agents 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.

Twitter: @SimpleNexus #digitalmortgage

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Part 1 of 4: COVID-19 and the Future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- For over 15 years, Bridget Chisholm and her team at North Carolina-based black-owned economic development firm, Building Wealth & Communities (BWC) Consulting, LLC has had first-hand experience with providing high-level financial solutions to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

As seasoned professionals, the firm has helped to build financial strategies to ensure infrastructure improvements on black college campuses and access to capital for major projects in underserved communities to the tune of over $153 million in transactions for HBCUs alone. But now, as the coronavirus crisis and stay-at-home orders have inflicted financial damage on institutions of higher learning like existing debt obligations amid declining revenues, HBCUs are left to tackle long-term economic issues that threaten indefinite school closures and ultimately the elimination of as many as half of existing HBCUs.

The state and fate of these institutions certainly warrants attention, and the question is not whether we should support HBCUs, but how best to support them during this time of economic crisis.

In this four-part series, BWC Consulting will lay out the HBCU value proposition and highlight key opportunities for building a 21st century educational playbook for higher educational institutions that ensures proactive measures are in place to create more agile and resilient learning environments. These solutions will help HBCUs meet the needs of the changing educational landscape by reimagining the unique experience provided at HBCUs and remodeling business strategies, endowment programs and virtual learning opportunities that enhance the overall campus appeal and learning experience.

By exploring non-traditional approaches to capital campaigns and endowment growth, such as an increased focus on securing engagement and support from the largely white-led philanthropy sector, and restructuring the federally-funded HBCU Capital Financing Program, BWC hopes to empower college and university administrators and policymakers to correct historical economic and social injustices that persist in our nation to ensure equity in education and non-discriminatory access to opportunity.

"HBCUs provide immense value-add to society and contribute more to the overall [black] community than most colleges and universities because they offer an opportunity for students to learn in a culturally-enriched environment and in today's world, provide a safe and nurturing space," said Bridget Chisholm, the firm's founder and managing partner.

She adds, "We know how difficult it is for HBCUs to compete with historically white institutions on a level playing field in terms of availability and access to funding and fundamental educational resources like technology. The COVID-19 pandemic presents HBCUs with an opportunity and the motivation to revamp, and where it makes sense, replace antiquated business models with new business strategies designed to meet the needs of students better in an emerging 21st century higher education system. HBCUs have worked tirelessly for over a hundred years to produce black professionals in every field and we anticipate seeing them overcome the current challenges they face."

Unlike predominantly white institutions (PWIs), HBCUs have historically struggled to address issues that have plagued these institutions of higher learning for decades. Disparities that exist between HBCUs and PWIs include inadequate state and federal funding, smaller endowments, access to financial capital and resources that best serve their unique circumstances - not just funding for major campus infrastructure improvements - and a lack of resources to support students from underserved communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a high beam in the face of academic inequality, the lack of economic resiliency for communities of color and ineffective crisis management and contingency planning for the education system. Despite these discrepancies, HBCUs continue their mission to promote black excellence and nurture the growth, vitality, and upliftment of the black community. For many local municipalities across the country, HBCUs are a major economic engine for the surrounding community; thus, the impact of the coronavirus will have a lingering effect for many years ahead.

To read part one of the series and to review BWC Consulting's HBCU Post-Coronavirus Playbook, visit the website - https://bwcconsulting.com/part-1-of-4-covid-19-and-the-future-of-historically-black-colleges-universities/

About BWC Consulting

BWC Consulting is a minority-owned and led boutique economic development finance consulting firm. As a socially conscious firm, BWC takes a holistic, objective, and entrepreneurial approach to consulting with units of local government, higher education clients, operating companies, and emerging enterprises. Started in 2005 by Bridget Chisholm, Founder and Managing Partner, BWC has proven itself and established a strong track record structuring public-private financing for projects targeted to strengthen communities and the people they serve. Learn more: https://bwcconsulting.com/

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New Book – Beating the Enemy: How Vitamin D Could Help Fight COVID-19

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- New cutting-edge self-help book, "How Vitamin D Could Help Fight COVID-19" (ISBN: 978-1716882661) just released by Shirley Amy BSC, offers readers a clear understanding of why getting enough vitamin D is so crucial during this pandemic.

Shirley highlights the recent research that shows that individuals with severe vitamin D deficiency, are twice as inclined to suffer major COVID-19 complications; and that vitamin D not only strengthens our immunity, it can protect us against acute respiratory infections.

In her book, which is geared to address the vitamin D deficiency in the US, Europe, and other parts of the world, Amy highlights recent research which indicates that vitamin D not only boosts our innate immune system (the first part of our body to detect invaders such as viruses, parasites, bacteria and toxins), but also prevents our immune system from becoming dangerously hyperactive (going haywire and creating a cytokine storm).

Amy notes that: "This means that, as some researchers state, if we have healthy vitamin D levels, we may be protected from having serious complications, or dying from COVID-19. Just upping our D to the recommended level, is very easy for everyone who has a deficiency, and it doesn't cost a dime to get some sun every day, as wearing a sunblock, which is recommended, still lets a small amount of UVB rays in."

She adds, "Moreover, we can put some vitamin D foods (including vitamin D enriched foods) in our cart; and if necessary, take a supplement (subject to any contra-indications to medication, and certain diseases, etc.), and having a doctor's approval. And very importantly, we should ensure that we do not take more than the recommended daily allowance."

"An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have a vitamin D deficiency" [1] NIH - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532266/.

Based on the latest science from top US institutions, including Harvard Medical School, Harvard Nutrition Source, and Yale Medicine, this short, easy-to-understand, 5 chapter book, is geared to show readers how they and their families and loved ones, can up their Vitamin D intake to the recommended level, via the sun, food, and/or a supplement.

About the Author

Shirley Amy BSC is a well-known English Holistic Health Guru & the author of four other books. These include the highly successful method: "The Winning Way to Quit Smoking," which includes de-stressing holistic supports such as aromatherapy and American-made Quit Tea, which help people resist the urge to light up. Shirley has been instrumental in helping people quit smoking during the pandemic, as robust evidence, such as that published in the journal, Lancet Respiratory Medicine (May 2020), implies that several mechanisms could raise the chance of smokers contracting respiratory tract infections.

Getting a Copy

"Beating the Enemy: How Vitamin D Could Help Fight COVID-19," is available as an ebook or paperback from Lulu.

Website: https://www.beatingcovid-19.com/

Press enquiries: shirleyamy@live.com

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New Integration Enables OpenClose Lenders to Automate MERS® Loan Registration and Transfer via Cyberlink’s eRAMP System

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- OpenClose(R), the industry-leading mortgage fintech provider and omni-channel loan origination system (LOS), and Cyberlink Software Solutions, a provider of optimization and development solutions for mortgage lenders, announced the completion of an integration that eases the time consuming and laborious method of registering loans one by one with MERS(R).

Cyberlink's eRAMP MERS Transaction Management solution integration works by taking bulk loans that OpenClose lender customers need to register or transfer with MERS, and processing this important task efficiently, quickly, and accurately regardless of the number of loans to submit. eRAMP data then updates OpenClose's LenderAssist(TM) LOS, which includes registration confirmation dates as well as transfer of rights confirmation dates.

"We continuously look for opportunities to automate redundant tasks. The integration with eRAMP accelerates workflow, reduces errors and frees OpenClose users to work on other tasks," stated Vince Furey, CRO of OpenClose. "We are pleased to introduce eRAMP's MERS end-to-end transaction processing solution to our customers knowing that it will save them valuable time and money."

eRAMP has been relied upon for MERS(R) transaction processing by lenders large and small since 2003. Whether it's registering thousands of loans or a couple dozen loans, it's done with the click of a mouse and with minimal manual intervention by the lender. Confirmation reports along with details are provided back to the lender from eRAMP.

"We're always excited when we deliver new features that save time and reduce costs for our customers," said Greg Uttal, president of Cyberlink Software Solutions. "Our goal is to secure additional business and accomplish more with less by way of technology. With the new OpenClose integration, we're right on target to deliver value to our mutual customers."

About OpenClose:

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, OpenClose(R) is a leading enterprise-class, multi-channel loan origination system (LOS), POS digital mortgage and fintech provider that cost effectively delivers its digital platform on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis. The company provides a variety of innovative, 100 percent web-based solutions for lenders, banks, credit unions, and conduit aggregators. OpenClose's core solution, LenderAssist(TM), is comprehensive loan origination software that is completely engineered by OpenClose using the same code base from the ground up. The company offers a RESTful API suite that standardizes system-to-system integrations, making them easier to develop, quicker to implement

and more cost effective. OpenClose provides lending organizations with full control of their data and creates a truly seamless workflow for complete automation and compliance adherence. For more information, visit https://www.openclose.com/ or call (561) 655-6418.

About Cyberlink Software Solutions:

Cyberlink Software Solutions, Inc. is a software development company that's been creating innovative applications for mortgage professionals since 1995. We offer in-house developed software products and consulting services, including LOS implementation project management, LOS optimization consulting and MERS process improvement solutions. For more information, please call 800 518-0919 or visit https://www.oncyberlink.com.

Social Media: @OpenClose_LOS #MERSLoanRegistration #LoanOriginationSoftware #CyberLinkSoftwareSolutions #OpenClose

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Los Angeles based civil rights advocacy institution, Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO weighs in on nationwide protests, calls for everyone to join the fight for change

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Brotherhood Crusade, a Los Angeles based, 52 year old civil rights institution, announced a statement today by President and CEO, Charisse Bremond Weaver, who weighed in on the recent protests in Los Angeles and across the country regarding police brutality and people of color.

Bremond Weaver stated, "Institutionalized racism, unfortunately, is our American story. We need everyone in this fight for change. As we continue this journey together, it is critical that we tell a story that African Americans are having a crisis of humanity at every level. It will not be enough to just protest for the thousands of African Americans who have been murdered by law enforcement in Los Angeles and across the United States."

Brotherhood Crusade, a grassroots organization, provides programs and services to answer the unmet needs of low-income, underserved, under-represented and disenfranchised individuals. The institution's mission is to help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life by effectuating improved health & wellness, facilitating academic success, promoting personal, social & economic growth, providing access to artistic excellence & cultural awareness, increasing financial literacy and building community agencies & institutions.

Bremond Weaver continued, "For decades, data has been telling a story that my people (African Americans) are experiencing a level of death, trauma and disproportionate impact that all of us should be alarmed. It is not acceptable that African Americans are the hardest hit by COVID-19 merely because of a refusal to rectify and reverse centuries of social inequity and disinvestment. African Americans remain at the bottom of every socio- economic indicator including unemployment, underemployment, housing stability and homelessness. Indeed, the fact that we are 8% of the population in Los Angeles County and comprise 33% of the homeless population is literally a crime against humanity. Not to mention the disproportionate demographic of African Americans impacted by the school-to-prison pipeline."

Brotherhood Crusade works to ensure all black and brown Americans have equitable access to human & social services and continually improves their quality of life.

Bremond Weaver continued, "The protests around this city, county and country represent the truth of the African American experience. It represents that we can't protest without bringing in the National Guard. We can't protest without LAPD using rubber bullets, tear gas and their batons. Clearly, there is an urgent need to continue to tell the story that we are a forgotten race, aggressively raise awareness around the issue, mobilize African Americans and our allies, invest the appropriate resources in our community, build competencies and supportive infrastructure within African American communities, and facilitate meaningful policy and systems change to eradicate structurally and institutionally racist systems."

In the 52 years since its founding, Brotherhood Crusade has provided human and social services to more than 100,000 South Los Angeles residents annually. These services include educational enrichment & academic assistance services, arts & drama appreciation, at-risk youth prevention programs, health education, life & social skills training, domestic violence assistance, character development, appreciation of diversity training, employment readiness, post-employment services, counseling, financial education, health screening, health education, access to cultural and artistic excellence, core capacity training for minority-led organization, recreational services, homeless services, and the provision of emergency food, clothing, and shelter.

Recently, with the coronavirus epidemic, The Brotherhood Crusade COVID-19 Community Rapid Response Fund was developed to help youth, young adults and families in this critical time to assist them with basic living, academic and household needs to assist our students while they are away from their schools and the organization's YouthSource Center, which provides training, access to technology and several internships, apprenticeships and job opportunities for its youth.

Bremond Weaver added, "To this end, we all have the power to be part of the solution. Have a conversation with a young African American youth to lift up their voice and to share that we see them, we hear them and we love them. We will be in this fight until institutional racism no longer exists. We will no longer be on the winds of change, we will be the wind!"

About Brotherhood Crusade

The Brotherhood Crusade was founded in 1968. The organization's principal mission is to champion equality and equity by removing and/or helping individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life by effectuating improved health & wellness, facilitating academic success, promoting personal, social & economic growth, providing access to artistic excellence & cultural awareness, increasing financial literacy and building community agencies & institutions. The Brotherhood Crusade has a history of building alliances with other organizations, corporations and foundations of goodwill that are committed to and understand the tremendous need for helping our community and people grow and prosper.

Learn more at: https://brotherhoodcrusade.org/

Charisse Bremond Weaver is available for interviews. Best contact is via email at jeanine@jcec.com

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George Floyd Memorial Bust Released for 3D Printing by Sculptors Daniel and Rodman Edwards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A memorial bust of George Floyd will be available to everyone supporting the Black Lives Matter protests all over the globe. The George Floyd memorial bust, which is currently online for virtual viewing, can also be 3D printed at local libraries, maker spaces, colleges, and community networks of individuals with 3D printers. The 3D printing file is available for free at Sketchfab and is a presentation of love from the sculptors to the Floyd family and protesters at large, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

The memorial bust, modeled after a photo of George Floyd, which has been the source of many community murals, depicts a strong and gentle man. It was created by the father-and-son team of sculptors, Daniel and Rodman Edwards.

"While protesting is pivotal, there are plenty of other effective modes of activism," said Rodman Edwards, "we agreed that using our talents was the best way we could show our support."

3D printing is a service many local libraries are making available to the public and websites like 3D Printing Media Network provide listings of libraries with 3D printers as well as maker spaces. "There is an active 3D printing community and many of those people are staying at home and social distancing, unable to join the protests, but wishing to show their support - they can 3D print a memorial portrait of George Floyd at home, and post images or video of the bust for online vigils through social media," said Daniel Edwards.

"The memorial bust of George Floyd puts power into the peoples' hands. For the first time in history, individuals have the right to choose who they wish to memorialize forever. This is a step in the right direction and will hopefully set about a trend in civic artworks," said Rodman Edwards.

Daniel and Rodman Edwards are sculptors who reside outside of San Francisco. Their work can be viewed at https://HipHopAllStars.Art.

The Memorial Bust for George Floyd will be available for virtual viewing and download at https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/george-floyd-memorial-bust-0c4f918e8e16463e8d5de92bc49a9f23

For more information, contact Cory Allen at 405-889-2679.

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Connecting with Customers in a COVID World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Today, small businesses struggle to find their stride of maintaining relevance during a pandemic. One local Los Angeles entrepreneur - Kim Ashley, founder of Kim Ashley Design - found a meaningful way to connect with her customers.

Ashley has built a successful online business selling her signature stackable gold bead bracelets, chokers and link chains to clients across the nation. "I wanted to find a way to address COVID-19 that struck a positive helpful note for my customers," says Ashley. "I wanted to say be safe by gifting them something useful. It's not about sales right now, it's about reaching out. As a female entrepreneur I've always been focused on empowering women and now more than ever we need to come together to create that spark."

Ashley settled on an easy to carry hand sanitizer pen and sent it to every customer as a gift. There was no purchase involved. "I loved getting my pen!" stated Julia Martinez, a customer. "It was something unexpected and thoughtful. I think new habits are going to stick with all of us and hand hygiene is probably top of the list. This pen is great, I carry it just like sunglasses always there in my side pocket."

As small businesses, the engine of the American jobs machine, find courage and commitment to come back to life, they must create new customer connections. This language between business and patron has to say both we understand the world we are coming back to and we have not forgotten the world we came from just 9 weeks ago. Offering gestures of support during this time will go a long way to strengthen ties between re-starting the American economy boldly.

Kim Ashley Design sells handcrafted stackable gold bead jewelry adorned with gemstones. She lives and works in Los Angeles and her product is American made.

To learn more, please visit:
* https://www.kimashleydesign.com/
* https://www.instagram.com/kimashleydesign/
* https://www.facebook.com/kimashleydesign/

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