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System4 Franchise Partner Territory Expansion into Huntsville, Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- System4 Facility Services Management, an industry leader in facility management solutions that specializes in customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance services announced new franchise ownership of the Huntsville, Alabama location.

"We're pleased to announce that a System4 Franchise Partner has decided to extend their territory into the Huntsville, Alabama area. Businesses in Huntsville and surrounding areas will now have one-point of contact for commercial cleaning, disinfection, and building repair services," said Scott Kubec, COO, System4 Facility Services Management.

Local business owners, facility managers and business leaders throughout the Huntsville area will have access to one-point of contact for customized facility service solutions. System4 of Huntsville specializes in creating customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance solutions that fit the unique needs of any type or size business. Whether a fitness center, assisted living facility, or physical rehabilitation center, System4 of Huntsville has you covered - inside and out!

On June 1, 2022, Lyn and Jeff Sutton assumed ownership of the System4 of Huntsville office. The System4 of Huntsville office is located at 600 Boulevard South Suite 104, Huntsville, AL 35802. The System4 of Huntsville office can be reached at 938-200-0990.

"We are excited to expand into Alabama and begin servicing clients in the Huntsville area. We are looking forward to creating lasting relationships with our commercial clients leveraging our partnership in full facility management," said Lyn Sutton, Franchise Owner, System4 of Huntsville.

About System4:

Founded in 2004, System4 Facility Services Management has become an industry leader in commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance. With more than 60 locations nationally, System4 manages the interior and exterior of any size or type facility. As a one point of contact for all facility service needs, System4 simplifies processes for business owners, operators and management by saving time, reducing complexity and overall cost.

Contact System4 of Huntsville at 938-200-0990 to discuss customized facility service solutions.

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WaveLink, Inc. Awarded $46B EWAAC Contract for Analytics to benefit the Air Force and Eglin AFB

VALPARAISO, Fla. -- WaveLink, Inc., a woman-owned small business based in Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $46 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force. Specializing in Aviation and Missile Defense programs, WaveLink, Inc. will perform work related to digital and model-based systems engineering, agile processes, open systems architecture, weapons, and enterprise analytics to benefit the Air Force and Eglin AFB.

The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition (EWAAC) contract enables the government to provide rapid response applicable to all areas and lifecycle phases of weapons development to include weapons concepts, concept development, concept demonstrations, weapons system procurement, production, fielding, operations, and sustainment.

"WaveLink, Inc. has a proven track record supporting Major Defense Acquisition Programs," states Tamela Gibbs, President and CEO of WaveLink, Inc. "We are thrilled to be a part of helping the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin AFB quickly meet current and future weapons system requirements."

Using their strong record of corporate leadership experience and achievement, WaveLink, Inc. will be supporting this contract over a 10-year period.

About WaveLink, Inc.

WaveLink, Inc. is a woman-owned small business in Huntsville, Alabama, providing mission-critical Engineering & Technical Services to Air Force, Army, MDA, DOD and other government customers across the nation. For over 20 years, WaveLink, Inc. has delivered dependable, quality technology solutions and support with professionalism and integrity.

More information can be found at https://www.wavelinkinc.com/.

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Cottonwood Farm and Grocery Provides Affordable and Nutrient Dense Foods to the Public and People in Need

FLORENCE, Ala. -- Tucked away in downtown Florence is Cottonwood Farm and Grocery, a one-stop-shop for local meats, produce, bulk grains, flowers, cheeses and even housewares. With their grand opening set to mid this year, this local market fills a need for downtown residents. It's a convenient alternative to larger chain stores in Huntsville and offers vegan, gluten-free products, EBT purchasing and DoorDash Delivery too.

So, for anyone who works in the downtown area or at the nearby university, they've got a great place to shop for items such as fresh carrots, broccoli, avocados, apples and more. It's just next door to the left of Trowbridge's.

Williamson says that right now they're focused on getting more people to see what they offer.

"We want their feedback so we can continue to meet their needs," he says. "How many times does a community get a chance to build its very own grocery store? We have the support system to make it happen. Have a special diet? Let us know. Want a specific product. We can likely get it. We want to make life easier for our customers and are here to serve."

The owners of Cottonwood Farm and Grocery are passionate about helping their community. For instance, items that were damaged during transport or products that don't sell out are given a second chance before their end date at the Help Center where homeless or others in need can benefit.

The storefront is located at 318 N. Court St. and is well stocked with organic and farm-fresh foods. By using UNFI, the supplier of companies like Whole Foods, Cottonwood has been able to keep their shelves filled with organic brand favorites like Annie's, Woodstock, Amy's, Lacroix, Beyond Meat, Evol, Vital Farms, Flowers Creamery, Piper & Leaf Tea, Rosecreek Farms Produce and more.

"We opened this storefront to give local farmers a place to sell their goods, and we've succeeded," Brian Williams, co-owner, Cottonwood Farm and Grocery says. "And, keeping the shelves stocked with other organic items is something the community vocalized, so we're trying to meet that need."

Produce, dairy, eggs and meats are homegrown in the Tennessee Valley - straight from the farm to the table. Cottonwood is also working with their vendor to offer grab-and-go items like snack boxes, drinks and salads.

Learn more at: https://www.cottonwood-farm.com/

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The Black Women Behind The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama

There is a reason Birmingham, AL is called The Magic City -- ome may say it's because of breathtaking, rust-stained Red Mountain that sits in the heart of the metro area. Or maybe it's the unique presence of coal, iron ore, and limestone in the soil that established the city's rich history of mining and steel production. But those who live there know the true magic in The Magic City is found in its people and the diversity, culture, and creativity they embody. The city's support for women and inclusion is why The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022) committee announced the selection of three exceptional black businesswomen - Kathy Boswell, Pam Cook, and Rashada LeRoy - to head the planning, promotion, and production of the international multi-sports event.

A decision that couples The Magic City with a little Black Girl Magic to bring in an estimated economic impact of $256 million.

Read Birmingham Time's article: "Meet The Most Prominent Team Behind The World Games 2022" - https://www.birminghamtimes.com/2022/03/meet-the-birmingham-dream-team-behind-the-world-games-2022/

Vice president of community relations for the Games, Kathy Boswell, oversees the recruitment of volunteers and spearheads several key programs; Pam Cook, director of multicultural marketing and community affairs for Coca-Cola UNITED's Central Region, is the chief marketing officer; and Rashada LeRoy, alongside her company LRY Media Group, is producing the opening and closing ceremonies and managing The World Games Plaza. Together, these women are building a foundation for leading and leveraging an event of this magnitude.

"Birmingham is rich in history and progressive in inclusiveness," said Cook. "Women, especially black women, are at the forefront of growth in the city. It's humbling to work alongside these very talented ladies who refuse to compete with one another for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We're ready to welcome the world to Birmingham."

The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022), an 11-day event, follows the Summer Olympic Games every four years. The 2022 event will mark the eleventh World Games and only the second time in history it is held on U.S. soil. In 1981, the first U.S. event took place in Santa Clara, CA. This year's Games will be held in Birmingham from July 7-17, where over 600 medals will be awarded to more than 3,500 elite athletes. Sports fans will convene in Alabama and experience the magic and southern hospitality Birmingham is known for.

For more information about The World Games 2022, visit https://twg2022.com/thegames/.

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1st Edge Wins $9.7M Space and Missile Defense Command SBIR Contract to Research and Develop AI Solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- 1st Edge, a leader in designing solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, was awarded a $9.7M Small Business Innovative Research Phase III contract to Artificial Intelligence solutions for the U.S. Army. This contract, issued by the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), is a continuation of 1st Edge's proprietary Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT) program, currently impacting multiple army programs.

"Implementing sophisticated, innovative AI solutions for the warfighter and support analysts is a top priority for the Department of Defense and for 1st Edge. We've made excellent advances in phases I and II, but there is lots more to be done," states Nathan Claburn, Vice President of 1st Edge. "This contract will fund improvements in computer vision, defense planning, and target testing."

By using the PAINT approach, users are aided by the science of AI and other new technologies infused into engineering solutions for missile defense. PAINT allows subject matter experts to be more productive, less error prone, and more consistent. In automated software systems, PAINT technology satisfies a broader set of requirements through computer analysis. By processing more data in less time, these automated systems are a vast improvement on current manual approaches.

"PAINT continues to create easier, more consistent defense planning," said Tim McCarter, President of 1st Edge. "This coveted Phase III contract allows us to continue the work of advancing AI for multiple missile defense programs and increasing the success of the modern warfighter."

About 1st Edge LLC

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, 1st Edge is a Small Business Provider to the Department of Defense and works closely with Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC). Founded in 2011, the company uses agile methodology to craft advanced technologies into software solutions. Core competencies include artificial intelligence, data solutions, software engineering, air and missile defense systems, data visualization and software analysis.

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1st Edge Wins Advanced Technology International (ATI) OTA Contract to Develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions for US Army

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- 1st Edge, a leader in designing pragmatic solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, announced the win of a $46M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the US Army. The contract continues an effort named Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT).

The Pragmatic AI and New Technology (PAINT) approach applies the science of AI and other new technologies to near-term, engineering solutions for missile defense. By using the PAINT approach, users are able to capture subject matter expertise in automated software systems, allowing a broader set of requirements to be satisfied through computer analysis. These automated systems can process tremendous amounts of data in a fraction of the time compared to current manual approaches.

"Advancements of AI in the laboratory are not translating to operational solutions fast enough to meet evolving threats.," states Tim McCarter, President of 1st Edge. "Integrating AI into current and future DoD programs is a major initiative for 1st Edge. Our mission is to close the gap and get sophisticated, innovative technology in the fight to augment the warfighter and support analysts."

Through this contract, 1st Edge will develop prototype software to streamline missile defense programs using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques. The three-year contract will be managed through the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC).

"1st Edge has demonstrated the success of the PAINT concept which began as a Phase I SBIR, gained traction through a Phase II effort and resonated with a breadth of customers," said Nathan Claburn, Vice President of 1st Edge. "Now with additional funding 1st Edge will advance pragmatic solutions for multiple missile defense programs."

About 1st Edge LLC

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, 1st Edge is a Small Business Provider to the Department of Defense and works closely with Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC). Founded in 2011, the company uses agile methodology to craft advanced technologies into software solutions. Core competencies include artificial intelligence, data solutions, software engineering, air and missile defense systems, data visualization and software analysis.

Learn more at: https://www.1st-edge.com/

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Downtown Florence’s Cottonwood to offer same products as Whole Foods

FLORENCE, Ala. -- The Shoals' favorite farm-to-table grocery store, Cottonwood Farm & Grocery, now partners with United Natural Foods (UNFI) to offer all of your niche organic and natural favorites - right around the corner.

UNFI, the same distributor who stocks Whole Foods, has already delivered their first truck to the Shoals, allowing Cottonwood customers to enjoy their big-name favorites without driving more than an hour to purchase them.

"We're always thinking about what our community wants and needs," said co-owner Brian Williamson Jr. "We don't want people having to drive to Huntsville, Nashville, or Birmingham to get their groceries when we can easily provide those goods for them."

Cottonwood Farm & Grocery is the first and only business in the Shoals to offer wholesale UNFI products - such as Annie's Homegrown, Justin's Peanut Butter, Chobani and LaCroix, among others - as well as 100 percent organic fruits and vegetables of better quality than Publix or Amish produce.

"If there's something you don't see in the store but you usually pick up on your Whole Foods run, I guarantee we can get it," Williamson said. "Why would you need to go to Trader Joe's when you've got us right around the corner?"

Since their grand opening in April, Cottonwood Farm & Grocery has offered downtown Florence fresh flowers and produce as well as humanely raised meats and dairy products. Their focus on providing farm fresh goods has bolstered community education of local versus wholesale farming, and the organic, natural offerings provided by UNFI complement that goal.

Current UNFI-provided products include:

* LaCroix Sparkling Water
* Topo Chico Sparkling Water
* WOODSTOCK Pickles
* Annie's Homegrown Mac and Cheese, Snack Mix, and Cereal
* Justin's Peanut Butter Cups
* Kettle Brand Potato Chips
* Bragg Liquid Aminos and Apple Cider Vinegar
* Near East Pilaf and Couscous
* Kind Granola Bars
* Angie's Popcorn
* Chobani Greek Yogurt
* Tubs of trail mix
* Dozens and dozens more!

Current organic fruits and vegetable selection includes:

* Broccoli slaw
* Carrots (Regular and Baby)
* Cucumbers
* Herbs (including basil, rosemary, and thyme)
* Lettuce and salad mixes
* Mushrooms
* Onions
* Mini sweet peppers
* Baby potato mix
* Tomatoes (heirloom and cherry)
* Pink Lady apples
* Bananas
* Red seedless grapes
* Peaches (white and yellow)
* Hummus (Black Bean, Roasted Red Pepper, and Regular)

For questions regarding Cottonwood Farm & Grocery, contact Brian Williamson Jr. at jr@limegroupllc.com or visit https://www.cottonwood-farm.com/.

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Lime Group, LLC to offer customized digital marketing services

FLORENCE, Ala. -- As a result of continued growth and client success, Lime Group, LLC, will begin offering marketing services tailored to specific business' needs and goals. In the past, Lime Group has offered a flat rate for access to all of their resources from website development and maintenance to social media management and print advertising. Thanks to feedback from clients and the expansion of services, the company will now be offering customized services so that everyone pays for what they need and no more.

"A lot of people were paying one price a month for us to do everything for them, but not every business needs everything we offer," said owner, Brian Williamson. "Now, we can get them exactly what they need so they're not paying for what they don't. We also have moved to quarterly agreements instead of yearly so that services can be turned on or off according to a clients' needs during slow months of the year."

Customers will be able to choose from numerous services, including:

* Website Design & Maintenance

* Search Engine Optimization

* App Development & Maintenance

* Social Media Marketing

* Graphic Design and Branding

* Press Releases & Content Creation

* Email & SMS Marketing

* Pay Per Click & Social Media Advertising & Management

* Consultations for small Businesses just getting started

* and other services as needed!

"The continued support of our customers has enormously helped us in two different ways," Williamson said. "They've supported us in a way that has allowed us to grow and expand in a way that will ultimately benefit them and get them exactly what they need. And the clients we have had, both recently and for a long time, have given incredible feedback that lets us know that we're doing things awesome, we just need to offer some less than others."

With this increase in specialized services, prices overall will see an increase; however, the cost differential will be small since the packages are customizable instead of all-inclusive.

"If we're going to offer specific services, we want to give our clients the best of the best, and that means we have to employ more people," Williamson said. "That said, clients are going to see the results they want to see in a much more sustainable way that's worth it."

Learn more at: https://www.limegroupllc.com/experience

ABOUT LIME GROUP, LLC:

Offering marketing and technology solutions Since 2010, our team helps businesses get ahead of the competition by utilizing our knowledge and skills. Our willingness to explore new concepts, trends, programs and platforms defines our approach to marketing and exemplifies our appreciation for challenging, unique projects.

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

For questions about Lime Group, LLC, services offered, or pricing, please contact Brian Williamson at jr@limegroupllc.com.

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Final TeethXpress guided full-arch, immediate-load dental implant course of 2021 to be held in Las Vegas

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- TeethXpress will hold its final full-arch, immediate-load course taught from a guided treatment perspective Sept. 25-26, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Led by noted periodontist Curry H. Leavitt, DMD, MS, of Red Rock Periodontics & Implantology, the course will take place over two days at the Red Rock Institute implant training center in Las Vegas. Attendees will participate in hands-on training and view a live surgery, all while earning 16 CE credits.

Dr. Leavitt will present new materials and cover the new nSequence guide design.

"It's been such a touch-and-go year with COVID-19, but the feedback from doctors who attended our hands-on guided course in January was so positive, we had to make room for another date this year," said Dr. Leavitt. "Since then, I've added new material that covers several immediate, fixed-hybrid implant cases, including the new nSequence guide design. I can hardly wait to share these experiences with colleagues."

Remaining space is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.

Not only will doctors receive an opportunity to participate in a comprehensive hands-on, didactic guided surgery training session, they'll also have an opportunity to watch Dr. Leavitt perform a live surgery and immediate, fixed-hybrid prosthetic conversion using a CT-based, stackable guide. The live surgery will involve a partially edentulous maxillary arch. Four to six dental implants and multi-unit abutments will be placed using the BioHorizons Tapered Pro system.

January 2021 course attendees were outwardly complementary of pearls they picked up on the proper digital treatment planning.

"Dr. Leavitt's lecture and presentation were truly phenomenal," said Dr. Wladimir Gedeon, OMS. "The way he masters digital workflow is brilliant."

As one of the nation's most experienced implant laboratory technicians, Jeff Carlson, CDT, Senior nSequence Implant Specialist, will be present to support this digital learning experience.

"Supporting Dr. Leavitt and the TeethXpress team in training doctors on this advanced, guided, implant protocol is quite humbling," said Carlson. "Dr. Leavitt is so down to earth and has a way of engaging doctors that makes this course an exceptional learning experience. Before you know it, doctors are not only learning from his lectures, but they're picking up invaluable insights from each other."

Proceed(r) Finance will present their treatment financing resources patients can use to make dental implants more affordable. There aren't many financial institutions in this space who can offer up to $70,000 in unsecured treatment financing to patients in need of large dollar dental procedures, such as "all-on-4" dental implant therapy.

"Anyone attending this September TeethXpress course should expect to be in for a great learning experience," said Dr. Leavitt. "I'm excited just thinking about it!"

There may be no better time to visit Las Vegas than in the fall, according to U.S. News & World Report. Travel expenses are lower than the summer and winter months and high temperatures begin to drop into the low 70s.

Register today at: https://web.cvent.com/event/7c81dc2f-7ef0-4dac-853b-11fe2af4ea53/register

About TeethXpress Courses

TeethXpress(r) is a registered trademark of BioHorizons. TeethXpress dental implant courses are focused on training dentists on full-arch, immediate, fixed-hybrid implant procedures, or All-on-X. Implant surgeons and restorative dentists can train to perform All-on-X procedures using either a conventional or fully guided digital approach through these two-day CE courses. TeethXpress courses are currently held in major U.S. cities, including San Diego, California; Providence, Rhode Island; Cleveland, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nevada; and New City, New York. More than 1,400 dentists have been trained at a TeethXpress course.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, BioHorizons is the third-largest dental implant company in the world. BioHorizons helps customers restore smiles in more than 90 countries throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

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

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ICS Welcomes Adam Finesilver CPA to the New Alabama Office

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- ICS Tax, LLC is excited to announce its Southeast regional expansion with a new office in Montgomery, Alabama. ICS welcomes Adam Finesilver, CPA as its Regional Director. Adam brings over 13 years of experience providing tax advisory services to clients in real estate, financial and professional services industries. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, earned a Master of Accountancy, and has devoted his time to public accounting since 2007.

Adam said he "is thrilled to join ICS Tax to better serve his clients with tax saving opportunities such as cost segregation, 45L credits and R&D tax credits." In his role, he will be collaborating with taxpayers and tax professionals to identify credits, deductions, and incentives that can significantly reduce tax liabilities and increase profitability.

Montgomery, Alabama has been home to Adam for the past twenty years, where he resides with his wife and three young children. He has given back to his community by serving on the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and as ambassador for the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).

The new ICS Tax, Montgomery Alabama office is fully supported by a team of nationwide engineers and tax consultants. Adam is poised and ready to lower your tax liabilities!

ABOUT ICS TAX, LLC:

ICS Tax, LLC (ICS) is a consulting firm providing innovative tax planning strategies and specializes in both the 45L and 179D tax incentives. ICS collaborates with taxpayers and their tax professionals to identify credits and incentives that reduce tax liabilities and increase profitability. ICS provides nationwide service through its offices located throughout the country.

Learn more at https://ics-tax.com/.

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