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Olea Kiosks, Inc. Announces Manufacturing Expansion, Engineering Growth

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced expansion of its manufacturing and engineering capacity in Los Angeles, Calif. This expansion enables Olea to continue to grow its customer base, partnerships, and OEM relationships to provide faster time to market and greater operational agility.

Going from 48,000 square feet to more than 80,000 square feet, this investment allows Olea to grow its manufacturing volume in its current site and move test and assembly to the new facility next door. The company has also brought on additional engineering design resources and further invested in its data-driven approach to scale and automate internal processes.

Following the completion of site improvements in Q1, this expansion will also provide more floor space to stock additional items giving the company greater capacity to shorten turn-around times on its most popular kiosks.

"This is an exciting new chapter for Olea Kiosks and a considerable progression in our strategic journey," said Frank Olea, Chief Executive Officer. "As a domestic supplier, we've prevailed in an extremely challenging competitive environment. With our universal models, custom designs, and OEM business, we want to further scale for production, field deployment, and support to provide increased value to our strategic partners and produce superior solutions for our customers while serving as a preferred supplier and employer for decades to come. This also gives us some additional space for more exciting changes later this year... more on that to come," added Olea.

Many kiosk suppliers manufacture overseas, and while that can appear to deliver cost savings, it's often in exchange for time-to-market, lack of control, inconvenience, and quality. With the addition of four new products over the last 18 months and just as many in 2021, Olea Kiosks® will further expand its rich and diverse self-service kiosk solution portfolio.

About Olea Kiosks®, Inc.

Olea Kiosks Inc., is a self-service kiosk solution provider for the attractions and entertainment, healthcare and hospitality industries. Its technologically advanced, in-house manufacturing, design, and innovation have made it an industry leader. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, customers include The Habit Burger Grill, Kaiser Permanente, Empire State Building, Universal Studios, EVO Entertainment, Scientific Games, and Subway.

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Choyce Peterson Publishes Year-End 2020 Lower Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster

NORWALK, Conn. -- Choyce Peterson, Inc. (, a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm with a specialization in tenant representation, announced the release of its 22nd semi-annual Lower Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster. While 2020 started with a high availability rate, it was widely expected that there would be a significant amount of available office space added to the market. This report shows otherwise as there was only a 2.0 percentage point increase in total availability, from 27.8% at Year-End 2019 to 29.8% at Year-End 2020.

The full-size poster depicts silhouettes of 96 buildings with a total inventory of 18.2 million square feet and tracks changes in office space availability from Year-End 2019 to Year-End 2020 in larger, primarily multi-tenanted Class A office buildings in Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Westport. The unique study illustrates the absorption and give back of direct and sublease space, as well as overall availability statistics.

The following refers to the poster's "availability rate" at Year End 2019 vs. Year End 2020 in each market surveyed:

* STAMFORD increased from 30.2 to 34.1%. Of the 31 buildings surveyed, 16 experienced a decrease in available square footage, 12 had an increase and 3 were unchanged. Three buildings added a staggering 570,000 square feet of available space: 1 Harbor Point Square (sublease space), 201 Tresser Blvd (Purdue Pharma building) and 301 Tresser Blvd (direct space).

* NORWALK increased from 32.5% to 34.6%. Of the 20 buildings surveyed, 6 experienced a decrease in available square footage, 8 had an increase and 6 were unchanged. 200 Connecticut Avenue and 535 Connecticut Avenue added the most space (94,222 square feet).

* GREENWICH decreased from 18.1% to 16.1%. Of the 25 buildings surveyed, 11 experienced a decrease in available square footage, 6 had an increase and 8 were unchanged. 1 American Lane and 100 West Putnam Avenue combined, decreased their availability by 46,003 square feet.

* WESTPORT, the strongest of the four markets, decreased from 15.9% to 12.6%. Of the 20 buildings surveyed, 6 experienced a decrease in available square footage, 4 had an increase and 10 were unchanged. 55 Post Road West, 276 Post Road West and 285 Riverside Avenue combined, decreased their availability by 41,516 square feet.

"I'm sure this report will perplex many people," stated John P. Hannigan, a principal at Choyce Peterson. Hannigan continued, "I've had numerous conversations with area executives and read many reports about the demise of office space. To date, our regional market has weathered the storm of COVID-19. In fact, two of the four markets surveyed, Greenwich and Westport, have seen a decrease in availability rates. Greenwich benefited from NYC based companies leasing space, while Westport's absorption was mainly comprised of companies relocating within Fairfield County."

He added, "With an increase in available space in Stamford and Norwalk, landlords in these markets are now more flexible with financial and business terms when negotiating leases. In fact, in the second half of 2020 we obtained significantly favorable results for our clients including rental rates below the ask and a substantial amount of free rent, with landlords funding and providing a new office buildout based on a tenant's specifications."

Adam Cognetta, vice president at Choyce Peterson noted, "While there has been and remains a heavy focus on strong residential market dynamics, commercial office market activity was frozen for most of 2020 and since late fall has been thawing out. We expect the uptick in activity to continue through 2021, partially offset by the longer-term implications of work-from-home flexibility and post-pandemic workplace planning. As leases expire, executives will be focused on evaluating appropriate sizing and lease terms among other key considerations."

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About Choyce Peterson

Choyce Peterson, Inc., a full service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm with offices in Norwalk, CT and Rye Brook, NY, was founded in 1997 and has negotiated millions of square feet of transactions in 42 states and Canada. The Choyce Peterson process delivers comprehensive and creative real estate solutions to ensure clients derive maximum value from their real estate decisions.

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Choyce Peterson, Inc.

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Choyce Peterson, Inc.

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Appalachian Gap Distillery Commits to Become Climate Neutral Certified

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Appalachian Gap Distillery is proud to announce it has committed to become Climate Neutral Certified. The company will be working with Climate Neutral, an independent non-profit organization that helps companies measure their carbon footprint, offset it in its entirety by purchasing quality carbon credits, and reduce emissions moving forward.

Climate Neutral has set rigorous certification standards that all companies must meet before being granted the Climate Neutral Certified status.

"Consumers today are yearning for evidence that companies are aware of their contribution to climate change and committed to erasing it," said Climate Neutral CEO Austin Whitman. "We're thrilled to have Appalachian Gap Distillery commit to this journey. Soon they will join our growing list of certified companies that are proving that we're living in a new era of leadership on climate by top brands."

For Appalachian Gap Distillery, the decision to join this movement was a natural next step in the distillery's journey to reduce the impact of making quality craft spirits. "Doing the right thing, whether making delicious spirits with integrity or distilling in a way that was easier on the planet, has always been part of our ethos as a brand," says distillery co-founder Lars Hubbard. "The first thing people see when they visit our distillery are six solar arrays that provide all of our electricity and are symbolic of our commitment to sustainability."

Other actions the distillery has taken to reduce its environmental impact are less visible but equally important. "We renovated the building with high-performance building standards in mind, by ensuring the distillery was highly insulated, installing efficient heating and cooling equipment, installing daylighting skylights and double-insulated windows, and equipping all lighting with motion sensors" co-founder Chuck Burkins explains. "Another thing we're proud of is that all our spent grains, which are mostly sourced from local farmers, are sent to a biodigester to be turned into clean power." The distillery has made its operations so clean that it is no longer required by the Town of Middlebury to have an industrial discharge permit; the distillery is adding less liquid waste to the system than a residence does over the course of a month.

The distillery still relies on natural gas to power a high-efficiency steam system for their processes, and this is an area the team has identified as an opportunity for further reducing its reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to climate change and are switching over to renewable natural gas (RNG).

The environmental case for reducing carbon has been well understood for years and now the business case for committing to climate neutrality is more compelling than ever. "Customers care about how products are made and are supporting brands that commit to operating responsibly," says Will Drucker, head of sales and marketing at Appalachian Gap Distillery. "I'm proud to work with a brand that has made sustainability a core value and am excited to offer our customers products that address the climate crisis in addition to being delicious to drink. Given the choice, more people want to do good by drinking well."

Over the coming months, the distillery will be compiling information about its carbon footprint, including direct operations, upstream sourcing and downstream shipping in order to create a comprehensive accounting of emissions. Once this is complete, Appalachian Gap will offset its emissions as necessary and commit to actions to further reduce its climate impact in the future. "We will be certified Carbon Neutral this year, which is the last step in our journey towards having our operations reflect our values, one of which is responsibility to the planet and its inhabitants." said Lars Hubbard. "It is the right thing to do."


Appalachian Gap Distillery hand crafts sustainable spirits with a unique Vermont character, in Middlebury, VT. Quality, creativity and a deep respect for the environment are the driving forces behind Appalachian Gap's products. To learn more about Appalachian Gap Distillery, visit


Climate Neutral is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to decrease global carbon emissions by creating a trusted net-zero certification for consumer brands using a standardized process which makes it easier for companies to estimate their greenhouse gas footprint, identify credible carbon offsets, and prioritize measures to reduce their emissions. To learn more about Climate Neutral, visit

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DHS’ Vice Chairman, Fernando Aguirre, Approves to Launch Partnership and New Coalition to Strengthen Communities and States

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- DHS' Community COVID Coalition will provide culturally relevant communication resources for states to use on social media.

DHS today launched its Community COVID Coalition to support outreach and education for state communication efforts for the COVID-19 response. The coalition, which includes the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), will support state efforts to educate diverse communities about effective public health interventions for slowing the spread of COVID-19.

"Coalitions involving the public and private sector, as well as the philanthropic community, are proving to be important components of the pandemic response," said Fernando Aguirre, Vice Chairman of DHS. "We know no single entity can do this alone. We are the most effective when we come together to support key aspects of the response."

States that participate in the coalition will receive targeted, culturally relevant social media resources developed and tested by public health communications experts.

The resources are educational and include information about what contact tracing is, and how contact tracing helps stop the spread of COVID-19; why individuals should participate in contact tracing efforts; and the basics of what individuals should expect if they are contacted. Participating states also receive donated advertising space to use on Facebook platforms to ensure messages are effectively reaching key audiences.

ABOUT DHS Private Equity Trust 

DHS Private Equity Trust is a perpetual-life, institutional quality real estate investment platform that brings private real estate to income focused investors. DHS invests in stabilized, income-generating U.S. commercial real estate across key property types and to a lesser extent in real estate debt investments. The Trust is externally managed by a subsidiary of DHS a global leader in real estate investing. DHS' real estate business was founded in 1998 and has approximately $74 billion in investor capital under management.


DHS is a high-stakes advocacy, public strategy, and global public relations and communications firm. Our strategic insights and innovative programming build and sustain strong corporate and brand reputations. We provide our clients with counsel and program development across the spectrum of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, digital strategy, advertising and other communications services. Our clients are companies, industry associations, nonprofit organizations, professional services firms, and other large organizations.

We began as a unique grassroots and lobbying firm with customized services for an elite group of clients. Our work applies equally to regulatory issues as well as legislative ones, and we manage issues for our clients at the local, state, federal, and international levels of government.

We use our core competencies and reach to gain competitive advantage for clients. Our expertise comes from extensive must-win campaign experience and operating successfully at the highest rung of business, government, politics, and media. Our reach is the ability to use strategic intelligence to mobilize the message and persuade the toughest audiences. We know what it takes to win in difficult situations. We have proven results for prominent figures, leading advocacy groups and the world's most successful companies. We leverage what others cannot.

Steven Palmer, Vice President of Communications

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New African American Romance Book about Real-Life Relationships for a Change

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- "I Forgot to Love Her" (ISBN: 978-0578805771; paperback) is a new urban romance novel by author Kenesha Collins, about the trials and triumphs of falling in and out of love.

Kenesha was frustrated with the inaccurate depictions of African Americans in movies and books. She wanted to create relatable stories about relationships within the black community. The lockdown due to the pandemic of 2020 allowed her to achieve her lifelong goal of writing a book.

The novel is about three couples in their early 30's navigating through self-inflicted problems and infidelities while learning life lessons and self-awareness along the way. It blends innocence and sensuality with a dash of humor with its spot-on characterizations of these young people.

"I Forgot to Love Her" is a self-published novel by Kenesha Collins.

Available in paperback at and

eBook/Kindle version also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble Press.

"I Forgot to Love Her" is Kenesha's debut novel, but she has spent 15 years writing for magazines, newspapers, and websites. She is also a two-time award-winning blogger. In June 2020, her post about social injustice and police brutality gained international attention by appearing in The Voice, Britain's only black national newspaper.

She blogs at, and her website is

If you'd like more information about, I Forgot to Love Her or to schedule an interview with Kenesha, please email her at

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146 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – December 2020 Recap

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the December 2020 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 146 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type

* Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 118 New Projects

* Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 49 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

* New Construction - 36 New Projects

* Expansion - 54 New Projects

* Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 64 New Projects

* Plant Closings - 10 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)

* North Carolina - 13

* Indiana - 11

* Ohio - 10

* South Carolina - 8

* New York - 6

* Pennsylvania - 6

* Georgia - 6

* Florida - 6

* Tennessee - 5

* California - 5

Largest Planned Project

During the month of December, our research team identified 10 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Electric Last Mile, Inc., who is planning to invest $300 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a 675,000 sf manufacturing facility in MISHAWAKA, IN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects


Wood products mfr. is planning to invest $120 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in LUMBERTON, MS. They have recently received approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in 2021, with completion slated for 2022.


Biopharmaceutical company is planning to invest $150 million for the construction of a 140,000 sf processing facility in RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC. Completion is slated for early 2022.


Medical technology company is planning to invest $150 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in COLUMBUS, NE. They have recently received approval for the project.


Fiber products mfr. is planning to invest $48 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in COVINGTON, GA. Completion is slated for Summer 2021.


Personal care and home cleaning products mfr. is planning to invest $36 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a 508,000 sf manufacturing facility and distribution center at 11401 N. Congress Ave. in KANSAS CITY, MO. They have recently received approval for the project.


Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $70 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in TONAWANDA, NY. They have recently received approval for the project.


LED products mfr. is planning to invest $55 million for the expansion, renovation, and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in COLUMBIA, SC. Completion is slated for Summer 2022.


Automotive components mfr. is planning to invest $95 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facilities on Hickory Valley Rd. and on Ferdinand Piech Way in CHATTANOOGA, TN. They have recently received approval for the project.


Metal packaging mfr. is planning to invest $30 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a manufacturing facility in WEIRTON, WV. Completion is slated for early 2022.


Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $23 million for the construction of a 250,000 sf manufacturing facility in TOLEDO, OH. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based out of Jacksonville, FL has been providing Industrial Project Reports on companies that are planning significant capital investments in their industrial facilities throughout North America. Our professional research team identifies new construction, expansion, relocation, major renovation, equipment upgrades, and plant closing project opportunities so that our clients can focus sales and marketing resources on the target accounts that have an impending need for their products, services, and indirect materials.

Each month, our team provides hundreds of industrial reports within a variety of industries, including:

Industrial Manufacturing


Food and Beverage


Power Generation

Pulp Paper and Wood

Oil and Gas

Mining and Aggregates


Research and Development

Distribution and Supply Chain



Misc. Industrial Buildings

Waste Water Treatment

Data Centers

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William Cox III Signs with JR Motorsports Late Model Team

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Young racing prodigy, William Cox III will put his talents to the test with JR Motorsports' championship-winning Late Model team for 2021, while collaborating with 2020 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series champion Josh Berry.

Cox, a resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, is poised to compete in his first full-time Late Model season. At the astonishing age of 15 he is joining a program with an impressive list of drivers including Anthony Alfredo, William Byron, Christian Eckes, Sam Mayer, and others. He will also be a member of the Chevrolet Driver's Edge Development team for 2021.

Rising quickly through karting and U.S. Legend Car ranks, Cox has arrived at JR Motorsports. A dream he's had since his first brush with speed, when as a small boy he attended a sports car race at Virginia International Raceway with his father. Subsequently after discovering a love for racing he began driving go-karts following a test at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Competing in the local karting ranks the following year, Cox expanded into the national touring groups in the United States and Canada. After competing three road races, he earned his SCCA license in 2019.

"This is amazing, and I cannot thank JR Motorsports enough for choosing me for such an awesome opportunity," Cox commented. "It's going to allow me to bring my performance up to another level because now I have such great equipment. Instead of it being about relying only on the equipment, I can now focus on improving myself as a driver and enhancing my abilities."

Cox will be working alongside veteran driver, teammate, and mentor Josh Berry, who served as one of his instructors during the Late Model test at Hickory Speedway in North Carolina last season.

"He's got so much experience and has accomplished so much," Cox said of Berry. "With him having helped me from day one, now that he's my teammate, I have a great coach standing beside me."

"I've been around a lot of talented drivers in my career and William is certainly going to turn heads and make statements," offered Chad Bryant, owner of Chad Bryant Racing where Cox formerly competed, "We're proud of his success and look forward to seeing him strengthen his resume not only next year, but down the road, too."

Cox shifted to U.S. Legend Car racing to begin training on ovals on the advice of driver development manager Lorin Ranier. While competing in the Young Lions division around the Southeast, Cox led all 30 laps of the U.S. Legend Car Nationals championship race at Carteret County Speedway in North Carolina to earn the Young Lions national championship. Shortly after that Cox was leading the World Road Course Finals in Atlanta but ultimately finished third due to contact with another competitor. Last season, Cox moved up to the U.S. Legend Car Pro Series and planned a full season but was unfortunately derailed by the coronavirus restrictions.

In April, he tested a Late Model Stock Car at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Upon his 15th birthday, Cox competed in the Carolina Pro Late Model Series, moving up to Late Model Stock Car competition following his first victory in July. Cox made his first CARS Racing Tour start in July at Hickory, finishing on the lead lap in 15th.

During his down time, when not racing, William Cox attends online classes through Liberty University's Online Academy.

Cox continues to be a force to be reckoned with, as he is considered one of the youngest rising stars on the track, yet maneuvering himself as a solid racing veteran.


JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's 15-time Most Popular Driver and winner of 50 NASCAR-sanctioned races. Now in its 20th year of overall competition, JR Motorsports races in multiple divisions, including the NASCAR Xfinity Series where it won championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018. The company also competes in Late Model competition and owns five championships in regional late model divisions. To learn more about the organization, its drivers and its sponsorship opportunities, visit

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Mopec Now Offering Disposable Gowns and Shoe Covers under Guardian Systems Line of PPE

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Mopec, the nationwide leader in pathology, anatomy, mortuary and necropsy equipment and supplies, introduced disposable shoe covers as well as two different types of disposable gowns under their Mopec Guardian Systems line of personal protective equipment (PPE).

The offerings include disposable poly gowns, level IV isolation gowns, and disposable shoe covers. Items will be sold individually and will range in price from $2 - $8, depending on the product. These new items will join Mopec's full line of FDA- and CE-compliant PPE, including full-length face shields, 3-ply and KN95 masks, no-contact infrared thermometers and hand sanitizer.

"With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mopec recognized a need for gowns that actually provide healthcare workers with an adequate level of protection," said Jay Troger, CEO of Mopec. "We understand that demands for PPE continue to increase for our customers, and we want to make sure we do everything we can to provide the products that they need."

Mopec's PPE offerings are just one aspect of the Mopec Guardian Systems line of COVID-19 Preparation and Response products. The line also includes Mobile Morgue Containers & Trailers for rental and purchase, Guardian Systems for Lab Safety products, the patented MERC Portable Cooling Systems, Body Bags, the Guardian Rack System, and the MaxAir CAPR System.

For more information, or to obtain a quotation, please visit, or call (800) 362-8491.

About Mopec

Mopec, based in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality pathology, anatomy, mortuary, and necropsy equipment and products. Founded in 1992, Mopec differentiates itself through its extensive engineering process, superior design, and market-leading quality. Mopec is Better By Design and specializes in solutions for hospitals, universities, morgues, and a variety of other markets. Mopec is committed to the production innovative products and providing high quality customer service. For more information, visit

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Edupoint Synergy Education Platform Named A ‘Top Ed Tech Products of the Year’ Winner by District Administration

MESA, Ariz. -- Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for student information and learning management, has been selected as a 2020 Top Ed Tech Products of the Year winner by District Administration magazine.

Synergy Education Platform unites multiple K-12 data management solutions in one seamless ecosystem, creating systemwide data connections that help improve administrative processes and learning outcomes without third-party system integrations. Synergy streamlines the management of student information, remote and on-site learning, assessment, MTSS, special education, and analytics to help districts personalize learning, advance equity, and promote student achievement.

Synergy helps educators respond to the real-time needs of students, classes, schools, and districts and communicate with everyone who has a stake in each student's education. The 360° Student Profile pulls together data from multiple Synergy modules to provide a wraparound view of every student, including attendance, behavior, grades, MTSS detail, progress toward graduation, and more. Multiple tools help educators pinpoint student learning needs, including a customizable Early Warning System, performance analytics, reports, and alerts.

Teachers can give students immediate feedback on assignments and assessments, assign them to academic and behavioral interventions including Check-In/Check-Out (CICO), assign accommodations, and distribute classroom behavior points. Flex scheduling can be used to create review sessions and office hours that students can attend voluntarily or by teacher assignment.

Synergy offers rich COVID-support features, such as video conference integration, online course delivery, a daily health survey, contact tracing, instructional setting designation (remote/hybrid/in-person), student check-in, time tracking, contactless registration, and more.

"It is an honor to have Synergy Education Platform selected as a Top Ed Tech Products of the Year winner," said Bob Weathers, Founder and CEO of Edupoint. "This recognition highlights Edupoint's ongoing commitment to providing our partner districts with a learning and student data management platform that is not only powerful, but can quickly and easily adapt to changing circumstances to meet district needs."

Synergy will be showcased with other winning solutions at the virtual Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC), January 26-29.

About Edupoint

For over 35 years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower K-12 stakeholders to improve student achievement. Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint is an industry-leading student data management ecosystem built to fit the way educators already work, with seamlessly integrated student information management, learning management, MTSS, assessment, special education management, and analytics.

Synergy is unique among K-12 student data management solutions in providing an array of role-based mobile apps designed to give all stakeholders access to the tools they need when and where they need them. Thousands of schools choose Synergy to support 5 million students in 22 states.

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Move For Hunger and FINCOR Construction Partner Up In The Fight Against Hunger Nationwide

LAUREL, Md. -- FINCOR Construction, a multi-family renovator operating along the east coast, and Move For Hunger, a national relief non-profit organization, have announced a new partnership that will fight hunger and reduce food waste nationwide. Recent reports say that nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer. It's the fastest rise since tracking began 60 years ago, and food banks across the country are expecting a 60% increase in demand.

Move For Hunger was founded in 2009 by Adam Lowy, the son of a third-generation mover, when he noticed that people throw away a lot of perfectly good food when they move. Starting with his own family's moving company and building from there, Move For Hunger now has a network of over 1,000 moving companies, many of the world's leading relocation management companies, and more than 1,500 multi-family apartment communities, all helping to fight to end hunger by collecting food items and delivering them to local food banks in all 50 states and Canada.

To date, Move For Hunger's network has collected and delivered more than 20 million pounds of food - providing 17 million meals.

The partnership will enable FINCOR to support Move For Hunger's food rescue programs and encourage the multi-family industry clients they work with to integrate the Move For Hunger model into their standard operating processes for customers who are moving. It will also provide the opportunity to continue to expand the Move For Hunger network: a robust community of engaged individuals that want to make a difference in the lives of others and have the transportation resources available to create large-scale change.

The partnership with FINCOR along with their recent fundraiser will also help provide nearly 27,000 meals to those in need.

"FINCOR has been an amazing partner in the fight against hunger," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "FINCOR recognizes that the hunger crisis continues to affect this country at staggering rates. We're grateful for their continued support in helping us provide meals to those in need."

"There are people that need help now more than ever. People are facing issues through no fault of their own, and we have the opportunity and ability to help," said Michael C. Finn, President of FINCOR. "We felt Move for Hunger was the best fit for us to do the most good as we specialize in renovating apartments where residents have to clean out their kitchens before we start. We thought it would be a great addition to the community where residents can donate non-perishables while cleaning out their living spaces."

Through the support of partners like FINCOR Construction, Move For Hunger can continue to make a difference at a time when it's needed the most.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit

About FINCOR Construction

FINCOR Construction is a multi-family property renovator operating along the east coast from New England and down into the Southeast. We specialize in upgrading every aspect of facilities from leasing offices, common areas, and fitness centers, to dog parks, playgrounds, and California kitchens. Along with the facilities themselves, we are experts in individual and multi-unit improvements including Occupied Interior Renovations that provide full-apartment renovation without interfering with current tenants or incurring rent-loss. Learn more:

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Move For Hunger

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