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Mortgage Capital Trading’s COO Phil Rasori to Speak on Secondary Marketing Panel at Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference (IMBC), Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that its COO, Philip Rasori, will speak on a panel session on the subject of investor base optimization.

About the Panel:
Growing your business ultimately means finding outlets for the variety of products you offer to borrowers. But what is the right number of investors? More importantly, how can you manage your investor base to ensure the best execution over the long term? Learn from a panel of experts on the art of optimizing your investor base and maintaining balance between the quality and quantity of your relationships.

* Phil Rasori, Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT).
* John M. Hedlund, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, AmeriHome Mortgage Company.
* David Battany, EVP, Capital Markets, Guild Mortgage Company.

Session Information:
Topic: Optimizing Your Investor Base
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Location: La Quinta Palm Springs Hotel, Fiesta Ballroom 2

MCT will be holding meetings with interested lenders while at the conference. Contact the company to arrange a discussion time at (619) 543-5111

About Phil Rasori:
Mr. Rasori is a recognized thought-leader in capital markets operations within the mortgage banking community. His areas of expertise include complex financial modeling, computational dynamics, and linear programming for operational optimization. He developed the ground-breaking mortgage pipeline hedging algorithms that form the foundation of MCT's HALO Program today. He has also pioneered several metrics that have become standard industry parlance, including "beta pull-through" factors.

In addition to banking clients, Mr. Rasori has consulted with GSE agencies and the U.S. Government on hedging best practices for community banks. Mr. Rasori has functionally led MCT operations since 2005 and ascended to his current role as COO in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and holds a B.S. in Management Science.

About MCT:
Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) is a capital markets-focused risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and Charlotte.

MCT is a recognized leader in the industry and currently supports more than 150 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. The company also develops and supports MCTlive!(TM), an award-winning real-time, trading and best-execution secondary marketing platform. MCT's LockCentral(TM) is the industry's largest outsourced centralized lock desk service. In addition, MCT offers a suite of tools and supporting guidance for MSR needs.

For more information, visit or call (619) 543-5111.

Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.

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ReverseVision Names Kelly Kelleher Director of Corporate Marketing and Events

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced the promotion of Kelly Kelleher to the role of director of corporate marketing and events.

Since joining ReverseVision as marketing manager in 2013, Kelleher has worn many hats and helped guide projects ranging from a full-scale corporate rebranding to targeted marketing campaigns to drive user participation in ReverseVision’s flagship reverse mortgage loan origination system (LOS), ReverseVision Exchange (RVX). Kelleher has also heightened the firm’s visbility in traditional mortgage trade media and events and designed and championed corporate thought leadership initiatives in partnership with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), American Bankers Association (ABA) and various financial planning and financial advisor networks.

“Kelly’s accomplishments in driving strategic direction with detail-oriented execution will only continue to enhance and strengthen ReverseVision’s position as the industry leader,” said ReverseVision Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel.

In her new role, Kelleher will refine ReverseVision’s brand identity to ensure it resonates with an evolving reverse mortgage marketplace that is experiencing the entry of more traditional, or “forward,” lenders than ever before. She will also spearhead the ongoing cultivation and contribution of ReverseVision thought leadership to support industry growth.

Peel noted that Kelleher’s combination of technical experience and expertise in all media outlets make her uniquely qualified to grow ReverseVision’s annual user conference, RV UserCon, and “Fact Track” events, which educate prospective brokers and lenders on how and why to enter the reverse mortgage market. Through these activities, Kelleher will continue to bring reverse lending ideas, education and awareness to financial planners and other retirement advisors.

“I am continually impressed with Kelly’s drive and commitment. She brings unique energy and ideas to every project – even the exhausting task of working a tradeshow floor. ReverseVision substantically benefits from the results she brings to the team,” said ReverseVision President and CEO John Button.

“At ReverseVision, I am fortunate to be in a position where I can put my skills and experience to work for both a company and a product, the HECM, in which I sincerely believe,” said Kelleher. A home-equity conversion mortgage, or HECM for short, is the most common type of reverse mortgage. “Exploring new ways of promoting the reverse mortgage industry and projecting the ReverseVision message on a national level is a compelling professional challenge that I welcome and embrace vigorously.”

About ReverseVision:

Recognized as a Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500(TM) company, ReverseVision is the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry and offers products and services focused exclusively on reverse mortgages. More reverse mortgages are originated monthly using ReverseVision technology than all other reverse mortgage loan origination systems combined. ReverseVision has partnered with some of the finest and fastest-growing lending organizations in the United States to provide its leading reverse mortgage technology to brokers, correspondents, lenders and investors.

ReverseVision is a driving innovator in the reverse mortgage industry. ReverseVision continues to improve its software with frequent new innovations and by building on pioneering capabilities in reverse mortgage interactive graphs, scenario analysis, multi-environment performance analysis and workflow in the origination process.

For more information, visit

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Media and Advertising in 2017: What’s to Come

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- What types of advertising media, such as radio, television, and online ads, rose or fell in popularity in 2017? What are the main demographics advertisers target? Which moods and inflections are most sought after for resonance and persuasive power? To answer these questions, has released their look at the media and advertising trends that will dominate over the next year.

The 2017 Trends Report illuminates how the North American media and advertising landscape is shifting - as told by the voice over industry. Choices made in the voice over performances - such as the characteristics of the actor, or the artistic direction of the read - have been demonstrated to be a leading indicator of changes in consumer behavior and greater shifts in the media and advertising industry.

The report is a reflection of a survey that was reviewed by creative professionals all over North America, and was conducted via email and one-on-one telephone interviews. Additional insights were provided by a focus group of voice over casting specialists who service a wide variety of industries, geographies, and client types. Research participants were creative professionals who are content creators, holding roles such as producers, directors, advertising executives, CEOs, business owners, freelancers, and more.

Some of the key findings this year that readers will find in the full report include:

1) While apps may have appeared to be the promised land several years ago, in 2016, almost half (48 percent) of respondents said that apps weren't worth producing or relevant to their work.

2) 71 percent of creative professional produce content in non-English, with approximately 21 percent of respondents indicating that in 2016 - and moving into 2017 - they have increased the number of bilingual scripts they are producing.

3) When creating content that will connect with a specific target audience, the vast majority opt for a voice actor who could sound like a peer (73 percent want a 'same age' voice). This statistic supports other evidence that 2016 was the year of "the approachable expert," a trend that promises to continue into 2017.

4) Virtual reality will continue to be an emerging trend: "In 2016, we saw an increase in requests for live streaming services, as well as for virtual reality (VR) and 360 content capture," says Todd Wiseman, President of Man with a Cam.

5) Moving out of 2016, 17 percent of professional creatives report that they are using - or being asked to use - celebrity soundalikes less. Over 27 percent flat out refuse to use the strategy at all.

With so many diverging trends and emerging technologies, 2017 is sure to be a year to watch, as the creative industry attempts to define and find its foothold in an ever changing media landscape.

To view the recently released "2017 Trends Report: How the North American Media and Advertising Landscape is Shifting, As Told by the Voice Over Industry," visit

About Voices: is the largest online voice-over marketplace in the world. 200,000 talent from around the globe, speaking over 100 languages and dialects, are connected daily to the job opportunities posted by 200,000 clients. These clients include such brands as Microsoft, Hulu, GoDaddy, National Geographic, and Ogilvy.

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Cogensia, LLC Named to CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers 2016

FREMONT, Calif. -- Cogensia, LLC, the premier provider of breakthrough data-driven marketing strategies and solutions, has earned a spot in the 2016 edition of CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers.

CIOReview has ranked Cogensia based on its specialties in Customer Segmentation & Valuation, Statistical Modeling, Analytics, Database Marketing, and Loyalty Program Planning. Cogensia delivers technology solutions that facilitate program design, data management & integration, access to external data, and real-time intelligence.

"It's a great honor to select Cogensia in our annual ranking list as one among the top 20 companies that provides Data Integration Solutions," said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. "Cogensia empowers clients with data and insights to get more customers, keep customers coming back, and grow more profitable customer relationships."

"We have been on the forefront of custom data integration solutions from CRM and transaction systems, to web, email, mobile, and third party data systems," adds Cogensia President and CEO, Brad Rukstales. "Our Customer Management Platform (CMP) provides not just data integration, but analytic integration and channel integration as well."

About Cogensia, LLC:

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., Cogensia is a privately owned Marketing and Advertising company founded in 2002. The company is led by a team of executives with an average of over 20 years of experience in CRM, Analytics and technology across leading brands such as Best Buy, GE Capital, JC Penney, Sears Holdings, and many others. For more info, visit:

About CIOReview:

Published from Fremont, Calif., CIOReview is a print magazine that explores and understands the plethora of ways adopted by firms to execute the smooth functioning of their businesses. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, IT VPs including CIOReview editorial board finalized the "20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers 2016" and shortlisted the best vendors and consultants. For more info:

Media Contact: Patrick Riley, Cogensia, +1-847-805-9800,

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Oracle Group Hosts Actress and Author of ‘Around The Way Girl’ Taraji P. Henson with Author, ‘Awesomely’ Luvvie Ajayi

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Literary PR & Marketing Firm, The Oracle Group International has announced that in celebration of their 10th year in operation, they will host the Washington D.C. "Homecoming" book tour stop for Award Winning Actress and now Author Taraji P. Henson. on Oct. 22, 2016.

The recent Emmy Award recipient is celebrating the release of her first book "Around the Way Girl" (37Ink Books On-Sale-date: Oct. 11, 2016, ISBN: 978-1501125997, Hardcover) and will be in conversation with NYT Best Selling Author and Blogger "Awesomely" Luvvie Ajayi.

The event will take place at The Organization of American States (OAS) building, 200 17th St. NW, Washington DC 20007. Book Purchase is required for entry. Doors open and red carpet arrivals begin at 6 p.m. MYX Fusion will provide a complimentary pour for the first hour, Curls Inc., will provide swag bags and sounds will be provided by DJ Eric Whitehead. Media and Promotional partners for the event are District of Columbia Public Library, Bens Chili Bowl, and the Believe in Africa Foundation. Photo and videography will be provided by TOG Productions.

In addition to the book talk, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the humanitarian efforts with Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew. Philanthropy is at the foundation of the Oracle Group's mission and according to the founder, critical to its staying power.

"Any Black owned business, especially headed by a woman of color should pat itself on the back if it makes it past the second year, the fact that we are still standing after 10 years is an amazing feeling. To celebrate it with DC's own Taraji P. Henson and the release of her book is the icing on the cake," says Mocha Ochoa Nana, CEO of the Oracle Group. "We have served authors, communities, organizations, children both here and around the globe, yet we have much more work to do and cannot wait to see what the next ten years will bring."


The Oracle Group is an internationally recognized literary public relations and marketing agency that specializes in producing events that promote literacy.

Their primary focus is to connect authors with events that engage and uplift the local, national and global community. They have worked on the book campaigns of Charlie Wilson, Luvvie Ajayi, Al Sharpton, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the late Dr. Dorothy Height and many more. They have over 10 years of promoting the Literary Arts and assisting authors in making sure their messages reaches their intended audience.

For more information, visit:


The District of Columbia Public Library is a dynamic source of information, programs, books and other library materials and services that improve the quality of life for District residents of all ages that, when combined with expert staff, helps build a thriving city. The Library provides environments that invite reading, community conversation, creative inspiration and exploration, lectures, films, computer access and use, workforce and economic development, storytimes for children, and much more.

DC Public Library includes a central library and 25 neighborhood libraries and also provides services in nontraditional settings outside of the library buildings. DCPL enriches and nourishes the lives and minds of all District residents, provides them with the services and tools needed to transform lives, and builds and supports community throughout the District of Columbia.


Founded in 2002 by Mahisha Dellinger, CURLS is an award-winning brand and a pioneer in the natural hair care industry. CURLS offers over 40 natural hair care products made with certified organic ingredients for women, kids, and babies. CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, Sally Beauty, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, CVS, and Duane Reed. For more information, visit


Myx Fusions is the name of a drink by Nicki Minaj which is a fruit infused moscato beverages, blended with natural fruit juices and flavors. It is produced and distributed by beverage company Myx Beverage, LLC. The franchise is co-owned by Ms. Minaj, Mona Scott-Young and Peter Reaske.


Established in 1867, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral university, classified as a high research activity institution. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, its undergraduate, graduate, professional and joint degree programs span more than 120 areas of study within 13 schools and colleges.

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Business, Free News Articles, Regional Events Announces Industry Roadshow, LevelUp

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The largest voice-over marketplace in the world,, has announced the launch of an industry roadshow, set to take place across the United States this upcoming Spring 2017. The event is LevelUp - a fast, one-day information sharing event that will bring voice actors, coaches, and clients together like never before for a fast-paced day of workshops and networking. is bringing LevelUp to three locations across the United States for Saturdays in March, April, and May: San Francisco, Calif., Dallas, Texas, and New York City, N.Y.

Covering business, technical, and artistic skill tracks for two kinds of audiences - beginner and professional voice actors - LevelUp is an opportunity for talent to get out of the recording booth to explore new opportunities for success, engage with their community, and level up to the next stage of their career.

"Community is vital. We're in a unique position to bring people together from all facets of the industry to grow and connect," says's Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie Ciccarelli. "Save the date, because we're making multiple stops."

Set in the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California, the March 18, 2017 stop in San Francisco will cover everything from workflow capabilities and how to complete two auditions per minute, to work-life balance best practices as a professional voice artist.

The April 22, 2017 stop in the largest urban hub of Texas, Dallas, will see sessions on how to book character work, how best to set up a home recording studio, method acting as a voiceover artist, and editing tips.

The last stop will take LevelUp to the Big Apple on May 20, 2017 for one of the most comprehensive agendas of the tour. Attendees will make the trek to Brooklyn to learn how to brand one's voice, take a peek behind the curtain of online casting, get the lowdown on audio mixing, have their auditions diagnosed, and get insights on how to sell their voice.

Every stop will also feature a panel of clients who have experience hiring voice talent for their various projects. Their insights on what makes for a good audition, and how best to be selected as a brand voice is a highlight that hasn't been offered to talent before, making this an industry opportunity that is unprecedented.

To learn more about LevelUp, or to register, visit

About Voices: is the online marketplace that connects businesses with voice over talent.

200,000 voice talent from around the globe, speaking over 100 languages and dialects, are connected daily to job opportunities that range from broadcast TV spots to audio books to e-learning videos, and everything in between. More than 200,000 people from companies like Google, Hulu, GoDaddy, Microsoft, The Discovery Channel, and National Geographic entrust the online marketplace with their stories. Learn more at:

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ProValue® Parts Granted Trademark

SANFORD, Fla., -- ProValue(R) Parts, a North American e-Commerce Replacement and Performance Aftermarket Auto Parts Store - - today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company registered trademark status and protection for its name ProValue Parts.

According to the USPTO, "the '(R)' symbol indicates that you have federally registered your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It puts the public on notice that your mark is registered and that you have nationwide rights in it."

The ProValue(R) Parts registered trademark is a Class 35: on-line retail store service featuring auto parts.

The trademark includes the following service/product areas including:
* Motor vehicle parts and accessories (IC 3714).
* Brake parts and accessories (IC 37148).
* Exhaust system parts (IC 37145).
* Drive train components (IC 37146).
* Motor vehicle wheels (IC 37147).
* Filters for IC motor vehicles (IC 37146).

ProValue(R) Parts is based in Sanford, Florida and features hundreds of thousands of OEM Replacement Parts, Performance Parts, and Accessories.

The trademark approval comes to the company as its business has upgraded its visibility across the globe and multiple market places such as Amazon, eBay,,, NewEgg, and ProValue(R) Parts features over 250,000 individual automotive SKUs. The company has experienced dramatic growth over the past 18 months by providing customers, dealers, garages, jobbers, and DIYers hundreds of thousands of available parts at a click of the finger.

"Consequently, as the company manages its record-pace growth, the protection of its brand was critical to its branding and marketing efforts," stated George Demakos, President. "We are very excited about the early stages of our growth and the increased visibility of ProValue(R) Parts. A great deal of investment, innovation, commitment, and customer service is culminating into what we hope to be the benchamrk by all online retailers and wholesalers by which they are measured."

ProValue Parts is built on the most powerful eCommerce platform available to date, with hundreds of thousands of high-quality auto parts with bonus savings and down-to-earth pricing. They sell OEM Replacement and Performance Aftermarket Parts. ProValue(R) Parts also guarantees speedy delivery, accuracy, and an excellent customer service experience. The company is working with scores of Grade-A aftermarket Replacement and Performance auto parts, manufacturers, and distributors to create a wide variety of parts for buyers.

The ProValue(R) Parts market places and website features live inventory and automates routing of items for delivery to the customer from the nearest warehouse in 2 to 3 business days You can also call our customer service center ( 1-855-PVP-PARTS ) for assistance from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST/EDT, Monday - Friday for your automotive part needs.

The ProValue Parts online market places offers a huge section of new Automotive Replacement and Performance parts, like exhaust pipes, brake discs, shock absorbers, brake disc and pads, ignition plugs, air and oil filters, pistons, air and oil filters, pistons, brake pads, gaskets, body parts, headlights, wiper arms, and other items.

The fully responsive website - - makes it easy to find the necessary replacement or performance parts for almost any car maker, whether Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, FIAT, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Saturn, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo or other well-known automotive brands.

"ProValue(R) Parts" is a registered trademark of PVP Holdings Inc.

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Anthem Communications
Phone: 917-449-1177

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Capacity Launches Its Trademark Tagline ‘fulfillment delivered.®’

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Capacity LLC, trusted leader in order fulfillment, e-commerce, and electronic data interchange (EDI), has secured the intellectual property rights to its signature tagline, "fulfillment delivered.(R)" The company's trademark application was approved earlier this month, officially confirming what clients already know: Capacity is a modern order fulfillment partner in a sector that often clings to outdated practices.

This comes at a time when aging industry identifiers like 3PL and logistics provider are not consistent with the core capabilities that Capacity provides clients.

The last to touch clients' products before they are shipped, Capacity plays a critical role in maintaining brand reputation and ensuring customer satisfaction. Their wide range of value-added services - from kitting and assembly to gift sets, custom packaging, and more - provide the finishing touches that help brands stand out and keep customers delighted. To capture that quality and differentiate the company from more providers of basic warehouse and shipping services, Capacity needed a tagline which speaks to those abilities.

"fulfillment delivered.(R)" zeros in on Capacity's core mission of excellence in order fulfillment. Two simple words clearly communicate Capacity's ability to deliver diverse, flexible order fulfillment for a digital world.

"The company brand name itself needed something more to bring clarity to those services we provide: a powerful tagline was crucial," says Marketing Director Rich Reba.

Stressing the importance of a great tagline he adds, "Taglines are extremely important for they encapsulate what a company does in a memorable way. 'Fulfillment delivered' communicates with crystal clarity what the Capacity brand is all about - delivering superior order fulfillment services."

With the approved, registered trademark, Capacity now owns the rights to the phrase to strengthen their company's brand identity.

For more information about Capacity, visit Anyone interested in discussing outsourcing order fulfillment can also contact Capacity's fulfillment experts online at, or call (732) 745-7770 and select option 3.

About Capacity LLC:

Since 1999, Capacity LLC has been offering expert order fulfillment services, warehousing, value-added services, assembly services, and technology solutions to businesses globally. Capacity LLC provides a bicoastal fulfillment solution, from four facilities in North Brunswick, N.J., and a fifth in City of Industry, Calif. These strategic locations on both coasts allow for reduced transit times, cost-effective shipping, and more flexible transportation solutions. All five facilities are close to the major ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Newark/New York.

Capacity LLC employs cGMP methods, operates FDA registered facilities, and is NJ & CA State Board of Health approved food grade. Capacity LLC provides domestic and international distribution to companies of all sizes, from startups to household name brands who ship around the world.

Media Contact:
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732-745-7770 x 224

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Sokal Media Group Proudly Supports NC State Football

RALEIGH, N.C. -- One of the Triangle's largest advertising agencies, Sokal Media Group, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2016 N.C. State Wolfpack Football season. Sokal Media group joins three other premier sponsors and will be featured on the Carter-Finley Stadium scoreboard throughout the Season.

"We are extremely excited to be a supporter of N.C. State Football," said Mark Sokal, CEO of Sokal Media Group. "Getting the opportunity to show our support of a local university is a major milestone for our company and we look forward to cheering on the team this season."

With headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. and offices in Morrisville, N.C. Sokal Media Group is the area's largest advertising agency focusing on automotive advertising. Sokal Media Group is dedicated to growing business for their clientele through multiple marketing and advertising services.

As a full service agency they manage the entire project from start to finish. Everything from media buying, radio and television production, ad design, direct mail, search engine marketing, website design, website maintenance, and many other products.

The Sokal Media Group staff includes 84 employees from Account Executives and Account Coordinators, to Media Buyers, Digital Strategists, Website Developers, and Graphic Designers. Currently Sokal Media Group manages 217 clients along the East Coast.

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Sambrailo Packaging is Helping CCOF-Certified Growers Promote ‘Certified Organic’

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- Sambrailo Packaging recently introduced a new stock print row crop box in partnership with CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) for CCOF-certified organic growers. The box clearly states "Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables" on the sides in an effort to help small organic farmers promote certified organics right from their fields.

The idea came about earlier this year after Sambrailo Packaging sponsored their second San Francisco wholesale market tour for CCOF growers. As Sambrailo's Marketing Manager, Jennifer Evans, was touring the coolers of large organic wholesale distributors, she noticed a lack of distinction on many of the boxes that had organic produce packed inside of them. "Just like at retail, I felt that it was important for growers to promote organic at all levels in the supply chain," stated Evans. "If our efforts help small organic growers promote 'certified organic produce' and grow their businesses because of it, then there is a huge benefit to everyone in the organic growing community."

The first "Certified Organic" stock print box that is available for CCOF-certified growers from Sambrailo Packaging is approximately 23 x 15 x 12 inches and fits a 5-down pallet configuration. The box can be used to pack romaine, green or red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, kale, chard, carrots or beets, and it has up to a 35 lb. weight capacity. The flat boxes are available for drop shipment by the pallet or for pick-up in smaller quantities direct from Sambrailo's main warehouse location at 800 Walker Street in Watsonville. Other sizes are in production because the concept has been very well-received by CCOF-certified growers already.

To order the "Certified Organic" boxes, CCOF-certified growers should contact Jennifer Evans directly at to get a pdf of the box art. CCOF growers should follow the same art approval process that they would normally follow with CCOF by submitting the box art with their label art to CCOF. Once the label with the art is approved by CCOF, orders can be processed by Sambrailo Packaging.

About Sambrailo Packaging:
Since 1923, Sambrailo Packaging has developed innovative packaging solutions to help growers improve their produce handling methods. Today, as a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Watsonville, California, with 9 facilities throughout North America, Sambrailo continues to expand its horizons - working with customers to provide a broader product range to meet their packaging needs and providing services to help improve their packaging operations. From forecasting to procurement, and inventory management to quality control, Sambrailo Packaging is positioned to help growers grow their businesses and expand their horizons as well.

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