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Acoem Acoustic Threat Detection, Archer Energy Solutions, and CIP-014 Standard – A perfect fit!

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Gun violence is a growing concern that affects every aspect of our lives. In response, Acoem has developed its Acoustic Threat Detection technology, a military-proven solution that is now available for civilian use. The technology has been refined over 30 years through constant innovation and millions of gunshot data collected from multiple combat theaters.

A growing threat facing our nation today is gun damage to critical infrastructure, with recent incidents of rogue gunmen shooting and damaging electric substations. To address this growing concern, Acoem is proud to partner with Archer to provide companies and service providers a solution to meet evolving security regulations through effective risk-based physical security programs.

Archer specializes in assessing, consulting, and testing to ensure compliance with NERC standards, including CIP-014, which recommends the use of Acoustic Detection to provide real-time alarms and awareness of gunshots or explosions as they happen. Acoem and Archer make a strong team, with Archer providing expertise in compliance and Acoem and its integration partners offering expertise in acoustic threats and physical security technology.

"We are creating a solid partnership to help companies and service providers stay updated with evolving security standards through risk-based physical security controls. Archer is excited to partner with Acoem to bring remarkable technology and value to our client's physical security and compliance demands. At the same time, help identify attacks at the earliest moment," said Nick Weber, Archer's Managing Partner.

Learn more about securing substations and other remote critical infrastructure, the Acoem ATD technology, and Archer services, by registering for an upcoming webinar on February 27, 2023.

Our teams will discuss these critical topics and provide insights on how to develop a comprehensive security and a response plan to mitigate ballistic attacks on critical infrastructure.

WEBINAR REGISTRATION LINK:

https://archerint.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3GlH7BXXSRikTL3UHFpJvA

LEARN MORE:

Acoem ATD: https://acoematd.com/

Archer Energy Solutions: https://archerint.com/

Related link: https://acoematd.com/

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Aerospace and Aviation, Business, Free News Articles

NGPA Announces New Executive Director, Justin Ellixson-Andrews

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- The Board of Directors for NGPA, the worldwide LGBTQ+ aviation community, following a comprehensive, year-long process involving member and volunteer feedback, strategic planning and a thorough search and interview schedule, has selected Justin Ellixson-Andrews as the next executive leader of the Association. Justin will begin his service as Executive Director of NGPA starting on February 8, 2023.

Scott Konzem, NGPA Board Chair, stated, "We're excited to take NGPA to the next level with the selection of Justin as NGPA's first full-time executive leader. Justin's long history with NGPA, his strategic vision for the future and connection with the membership make him the ideal candidate to help us with this transition."

Justin most recently served as Head of Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development at Delux Public Charter, also known as JSX. At JSX he oversaw teams responsible for developing, leading and maintaining the organization's recruiting and learning and development teams. He also established JSX's DE&I function and led JSX's efforts to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's "Corporate Equality Index," a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

Prior to JSX, Justin served as a Regional Talent Acquisition Consultant for Republic Airline and Director of International Admissions for Airline Transport Professionals. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aeronautics and a M.S. in Leadership. He is also a private pilot.

"I am humbled and honored to be joining NGPA in this new role, an organization that I call my family," stated Ellixson-Andrews. "NGPA's long history of building, supporting and uniting the LGBTQ+ aviation community is one that I can't wait to continue on in support of our growing membership," he concluded.

NGPA President, Brian Gambino, has announced that he will depart the organization's leadership position following three years of masterful stewardship, including significant membership and event growth, during some of the most trying times the organization has ever faced. Brian will hand over the reins of the organization following the NGPA Industry Expo and Winter Warm Up in Palm Springs, CA on February 9-12, 2023.

"Justin's commitment to the LGBTQ+ community has been proven through his past work. I could not be happier to be handing the baton to him in this new full-time capacity to continue the growth and camaraderie of NGPA!" said Gambino.

Justin will be joining the NGPA Industry Expo and Winter Warm Up events in Palm Springs, alongside Gambino, as his first introduction in his new role to members, sponsors and attendees.

Learn more: https://www.ngpa.org/

Related link: https://www.ngpa.org/

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Aerospace and Aviation, Business, Free News Articles

NGPA Announces New Executive Director, Justin Ellixson-Andrews

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- The Board of Directors for NGPA, the worldwide LGBTQ+ aviation community, following a comprehensive, year-long process involving member and volunteer feedback, strategic planning and a thorough search and interview schedule, has selected Justin Ellixson-Andrews as the next executive leader of the Association. Justin will begin his service as Executive Director of NGPA starting on February 8, 2023.

Scott Konzem, NGPA Board Chair, stated, "We're excited to take NGPA to the next level with the selection of Justin as NGPA's first full-time executive leader. Justin's long history with NGPA, his strategic vision for the future and connection with the membership make him the ideal candidate to help us with this transition."

Justin most recently served as Head of Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development at Delux Public Charter, also known as JSX. At JSX he oversaw teams responsible for developing, leading and maintaining the organization's recruiting and learning and development teams. He also established JSX's DE&I function and led JSX's efforts to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's "Corporate Equality Index," a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

Prior to JSX, Justin served as a Regional Talent Acquisition Consultant for Republic Airline and Director of International Admissions for Airline Transport Professionals. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aeronautics and a M.S. in Leadership. He is also a private pilot.

"I am humbled and honored to be joining NGPA in this new role, an organization that I call my family," stated Ellixson-Andrews. "NGPA's long history of building, supporting and uniting the LGBTQ+ aviation community is one that I can't wait to continue on in support of our growing membership," he concluded.

NGPA President, Brian Gambino, has announced that he will depart the organization's leadership position following three years of masterful stewardship, including significant membership and event growth, during some of the most trying times the organization has ever faced. Brian will hand over the reins of the organization following the NGPA Industry Expo and Winter Warm Up in Palm Springs, CA on February 9-12, 2023.

"Justin's commitment to the LGBTQ+ community has been proven through his past work. I could not be happier to be handing the baton to him in this new full-time capacity to continue the growth and camaraderie of NGPA!" said Gambino.

Justin will be joining the NGPA Industry Expo and Winter Warm Up events in Palm Springs, alongside Gambino, as his first introduction in his new role to members, sponsors and attendees.

Learn more: https://www.ngpa.org/

Related link: https://www.ngpa.org/

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Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

Houston Music Educator-Pianist Melvin Johnson Journeys to New Heights Through Family Wisdom in Debut ‘Little Red Wagon’

HOUSTON, Texas -- On February 17, 2023, Houston, Texas pianist/composer Melvin Johnson will offer a gift to the world with his debut album, "Little Red Wagon," overflowing with musical narratives on family love and the life lessons they provide. Johnson, who once thought of himself as only a live performer, found a unique hunger for recording and production during COVID lockdown.

Mixed with exposure in multiple genres and styles, his education and training as a classical pianist forged a fluid and diverse composer and producer whose time has finally come! "Little Red Wagon" is an invitation into the narratives that have created who Melvin is today, immersing you through sound and story -- overflowing with origins profound and far-reaching.

"Little Red Wagon" opens with "To Pop: The Explanation," an homage to his adopted father Robert Lloyd Parker.

"I wanted to open verbalizing something to bring the listener into my story. One year I went to an all-state competition, played with phenomenal musicians, and made first chair. I called to tell 'Pop' but, unusually, he did not answer. He'd died in the hospital. This track is me having a final conversation with him," says Johnson.

Recorded with several hand-picked musicians from Houston, including members of his band The Electro-Akoustic, Little Red Wagon is filled top to bottom with autobiographically inspired life gems. The welcoming shifting tempos of "Perspective" are Melvin's reflection on the Bible scripture, 1 Corinthians 13:11 that begins, "When I was a child, I spoke as a child..." There's a sizzling danceable number titled "Black Bacon Funk." The hypnotic waltz "Beyond the Glass" was inspired by a summer excursion Melvin and his wife Tamara took their son Gavin on to local amusement park. Most powerful of all is "Extension," inspired by a moment of panic, when Melvin realized that he had not fully processed the weight of a situation that he experienced as a child, at the hands of his stepfather.

"PERSPECTIVE" LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE - PIANIST MELVIN JOHNSON

"LITTLE RED WAGON" RECORDING (DROPBOX) -- bit.ly/3XpwTYs

Reflecting on all he has created here, Melvin Johnson concludes, "These first fully arranged instrumentals do not belong in any genre box, be it Jazz, Classical, Choral, Gospel, etc. If anything, what I hear in my heart and spirit is music for film - for mature musical audiences. 'Little Red Wagon' is a road map to the next six collections of original music I'm recording in the future."

"Little Red Wagon" available on all digital platforms February 17, 2023.

TRACK LISTING:

LISTEN/music snippets:

https://on.soundcloud.com/6uWEF

* To Pop (The Explanation)

* Perspective

* So Simple

* Beyond the Glass

* Black Curtain

* Extension

* Little Red Wagon

* Little Red Wagon (Reprise)

* To Moshea (Interlude)

* Over and Over (Featuring Moshea Johnson)

* Black Bacon Funk

* Good Night Gavin

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information on Melvin Johnson please visit: https://melvinjohnsonmusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Melvinjohnsonmusic?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melvinjohnsonmusic/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@melvinjohnsonmusic?_t=8XlcoEVhKtm&_r=1

Related link: https://melvinjohnsonmusic.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, Reports and Studies

MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: January 2023 Data

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for January 2023. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels. A broad-based view of the entire market provides a more accurate picture of mortgage originations versus indices that are influenced by mega lenders. The January MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices is broken out by transaction type: purchase, rate/term refinance, and cash out refinance.

January MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices show that lock volume increased across the board for the month. Purchase lock activity was up nearly 110% compared to December, rate/term refinance volume was up 124%, and cash-out refinance volume was up 93%. Lock activity in total was up 109% versus December. Though December lock activity is traditionally low, with many people focused on the holidays during the final week of the month, the lock figures for January clearly show some positive rate elasticity. As the Fed reaches its terminal fed funds rate for this cycle, we should see downward pressure on mortgage rates, which will only help increase origination activity. For added context, total lock activity is still down 54% from one year ago. That is mostly due to a drop off in refinance demand, as purchase lock activity sits 36% lower than at the same point last year. Rate and term refinance volume is down 84% from one year ago, and cash-out refinance volume is down 86% over that same period. Please note that, for the first time, MCT is including composite volume across lock type. Purchase locks accounted for 88% of total lock volume for the month, cash-out refinances comprised 8%, and rate/term refinances continue to display dismal volume, registering at 4% of total locks.

It is important to note that MCT's rate lock activity indices are based on actual dollar volume of locked loans, not number of applications. Especially in a tight purchase market, MCT believes its methodology (using actual loans locked vs. applications) is a more reliable metric. There is a higher likelihood of having multiple applications per funded loan, and prequals do not convert at as high of a rate in the current market as has historically been the case - especially when applications are counted at the early stage of entering a property address.

:: Index values to end January as a percentage benchmarked to the start of the month

Category | Month-Over-Month Index Value Change

Total: +108.99%

Purchase: +109.75%

Rate/Term Refinance: +109.75%

Cash Out Refinance: +92.60%

:: INDEX VALUE CHANGE YEAR-OVER-YEAR

Category | Year-Over-Year Index Value Change

Total: -53.85%

Purchase: -35.89%

Rate/Term Refinance: -83.86%

Cash Out Refinance: -86.48%

MCT will be publishing the MCTlive! Mortgage Lock Volume Indices monthly, intending the data to serve as an enduring informational tool for industry participants, analysts, and watchers.

About MCT:

Founded in 2001, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT)® has grown from a boutique mortgage pipeline hedging firm into the industry's leading provider of fully integrated capital markets services and technology. MCT's offerings include mortgage pipeline hedging, best execution loan sales, business intelligence and analytics, outsourced lock desk solutions, MSR valuation, hedging, and bulk sales, and the world's first, truly open marketplace for loan sales. MCT supports independent mortgage bankers, depositories, credit unions, warehouse lenders, and correspondent investors of all sizes within its award-winning digital platform, MCTlive!®. Headquartered in sunny San Diego, MCT also has offices in Healdsburg, Calif., Philadelphia, Pa. and Texas.

For more information, visit https://mct-trading.com/.

Related link: https://mct-trading.com/

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Advertising and Marketing, Business, Free News Articles, Product Launches

Send2Press Newswire Enhances its ‘Social Flurry’ Program to Further Amplify News Reach and Engagement through Grassroots Social Share

TEMECULA, Calif. -- Send2Press®, a newswire service of Neotrope®, launched in 2000, announced today an expansion of its "Social Flurry" news amplification tools. Send2Press began promoting client news content via social media in 2005, with the nascent launch of the original social sites. Its Social Flurry℠ program helps clients engage staff, friends, and clients to amplify reach of news announcements onto a larger social footprint, at zero cost.

"While we've always encouraged clients to share their news to their own social channels the past 17 years, we've now made it easier for them to get the ball rolling, to start a 'flurry,'" said Christopher Simmons, co-founder, Send2Press; CEO, Neotrope.

Clients can now use a pre-built suggested message and shortcode to share with staff members, friends and clients to further share and tag topics to a wider social universe thereby building a "social flurry" online.

As always, project team member emails can be provided on each release project form as a "cc" in addition to email used for project manager.

This adds to the over 275,000 impressions per month Send2Press already generates for its client's news announcements.

Send2Press has long offered custom tags and "social pokes" on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Custom PRpurls™ shortcodes track click-through from Twitter and Facebook to show actual engagement beyond simple visibility. This data is found in the PRtrax™ report dashboard for each client project. Separate social click report can be shared among team members to show how well the Social Flurry campaign is engaging.

This effort can also be enhanced with the Send2Press Social Boost program, which provides affordable add-on to each distribution for targeting promotion of the news announcement on Facebook.

Social Flurry has always been free with all Send2Press U.S. distribution packages, and will continue to be free.

"Send2Press has always been an innovator in news amplification and uplift, being the first newswire to promote SEO*, the first to promote social sharing, and we intend to launch many entirely new initiatives in 2023 with our upcoming summer rebrand," added Simmons.

Neotrope, a marketing, entertainment, and technology company, launched in 1983 by Christopher Laird Simmons and the late Dr. JL Simmons, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023.

(*Verifiable via Archive.org for Send2Press homepage in the year 2000.)

About Send2Press:

Send2Press®, founded in 2000, offers affordable press release distribution, writing, and social media marketing. Send2Press was named "best overall" of the top six press release services in 2020 by Fit Small Business. Send2Press is a dba of Neotrope, founded in 1983 in California.

Send2Press was the first true newswire service to be entirely made up of public relations and marketing professionals (including PRSA members), ex-magazine staffers, and published authors. This provides a better boutique experience versus other services with only sales people and copy editors on staff.

Send2Press has consistently been ranked one of the top newswire services overall based on honesty and credibility, with exceptional ratings from customers on sites like Trustpilot.

Learn more about Send2Press® at: https://www.Send2Press.com/

Send2Press Newswire offers:

* Professional press release writing with accredited staff

* Local, regional, or national targeted press release distribution to both U.S. daily media and trade periodicals

* Social media sharing with custom tags and over 275,000 monthly impressions for our social channels

* National syndication via the AP, including the AP website, all U.S. AP newsrooms and online syndication to U.S. newspaper and broadcast sites

* Placement on top-ranked business and finance sites including Barchart, Digital Journal, eNewsChannels, Street Insider, and The Globe and Mail, among others

* Placement in the Neotrope News Network, Go Media Network and selected international news platforms in Canada, Germany, India/Asia, and the Middle East

* Agency pricing for all™ with "pay as go" packages; no membership fees or subscriptions

View current plans and pricing at: https://www.send2press.com/services/price-list.shtml

View current client projects at: https://www.send2press.com/wire/

About Neotrope:

Since 1983 Neotrope® has delivered services to raise organization awareness including brand identity, marketing, public relations (PR), and social media services. Based in Temecula, California (wine country!), Neotrope is also an entertainment publishing company involved in books, music, software, sound design, video and more.

The company was co-founded by author, artist, journalist, musician and marketing/PR expert, Christopher Laird Simmons, and the late Dr. JL Simmons, PhD, a best-selling author and respected university professor.

The company has been a consistent leader in new technologies including direct marketing, digital design, ecommerce, multimedia, SEO and e-marketing for 40 years. Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 company in 2009, has a 25-year A+ rating with the BBB, and is a member of GS1. Neotrope.com

LEGAL NOTE: Send2Press® and Neotrope® are U.S. registered trademarks and service marks. Neotrope is a registered trademark in Europe. Social Flurry is a service mark.

Related link: https://neotrope.com

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Business, Free News Articles, Real Estate

Sequoia Real Estate Hires Regional Sales Manager to Grow Business and Maintain Unique Culture

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Statewide growth and local expertise - while that may sound like a bit of an oxymoron - it's actually what Sequoia Real Estate has in mind for its future. And Jim Enes, a Bay Area native, is the right person to propel its growth. He's been hired as the company's Regional Sales Manager and brings more than 32 years of experience to the table.

Enes' appointment to the executive team represents the beginning of an era - one that will be built on a series of stepping stones from growing and expanding new communities throughout the Bay Area to eventually being a nationally-recognized real estate brand.

Kelvin Kam, Managing Broker of Sequoia Real Estate, says that the company's short-term goal is to have 1,000 agents in 20 northern California cities and - long term - to be located in several select states coast to coast.

"We want to be that local option in every market," Kam says. "And, while that may sound like a lofty goal, with the right team and culture in place, it's achievable."

Enes is excited to enter into this new role. Prior to joining Sequoia Real Estate, Enes was the San Mateo County Team Manager at Redfin. His expertise resulted in an impressive $1.77 billion in closed sales volume.

"This was a deliberate move for me," Enes says. "After nearly three years at Redfin, I started to re-evaluate my career direction. At one point, I had run my own company for 20 years and I really enjoy helping start-ups and other businesses grow. So, when Kam presented this new opportunity, I knew it would be a great fit."

Over the years, Sequoia Real Estate has managed to grow organically and as one of the few independently-owned brokerages left in the Bay Area, it plans to keep that "stay local" momentum going. It's also committed to its culture which - according to Kam - is one that everyone wants, but is difficult to find.

"Everyone knows us for our culture," Kam says. "Our associates take it upon themselves to support each other whether it be business or personal. It's this collaborative environment that's allowed our associates to focus on their strengths and grow in their own way."

Their agents are involved with the community and multiple non-profit organizations that provide education on real estate matters such as the Women's Council of Realtors (WCR), Asian American Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), along with local real estate boards and their affiliates.

Sequoia Real Estate is known for its events throughout the year such as InvestNOW, where speakers from across the country are invited to discuss the real estate opportunities in their area. They also participate in toy drives, food drives, local races, schools and other charitable events throughout the year.

And, it's this involvement that only helps to further deepen the company's commitment to local, regional and eventually - national - relationship and community building.

About Sequoia Real Estate:

Sequoia Real Estate was founded by Kelvin Kam in 2010. Currently, it has over 100 associates in four offices in the Bay Area: San Mateo, Oakland, Pinole and San Francisco. There's also a commercial division Sequoia Commercial Group and a nonprofit Sequoia Arts Foundation.

MORE INFORMATION:

Sequoia Real Estate: https://sequoia-realestate.com/

Jim Enes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimenes/

FOLLOW ON SOCIAL

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sequoia-real-estate/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/sequoiarealestate

FB: https://www.facebook.com/SequoiaRealEstate

Related link: https://sequoia-realestate.com/

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Business, Electronics, Free News Articles, Product Launches

Vape Detector introduces a line of sensitive and affordable Vape Detectors that detect vape smoke from glycerin, propylene glycol, and other vape juice components

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Vape Detector, a Californian brand, has announced the launch of its line of Vape Detectors for schools, hotels, businesses, and parents. The growing popularity of vaping among young people has made it increasingly difficult for schools and workplaces to enforce policies against it. Vape Detector™ is a trademarked brand of Forensics Detectors which is a leading gas detection company located in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Koz, the president of Forensics Detectors says, "The new line of vape detector products will offer schools, hotels, casinos, and business with choices that will assist in controlling the vaping epidemic."

Vaping has become a growing concern for school administrators and business managers, leading to the implementation of policies aimed to curb vape use. However, enforcing these policies can be difficult. With the introduction of affordable vape detectors, enforcement becomes much more manageable, especially with continuous, real-time vape detection and cell phone alarm features.

A vape detector is an electronic device that detects vape smoke using laser scattering sensor technology. They are over 100 times more sensitive than a typical home smoke alarm. Vape Detector has launched three unique affordable vape detector products to address the vape challenge.

The first is a handheld unit, priced at $195, that can be used for point-and-sample measurements to confirm if vaping has occurred in an indoor space. The second is a modern and slim wall-mount unit, priced at $495, that can provide discreet and real-time monitoring and smartphone alarming, popular among schools and hotels. The third is an industrial wall-mount vape detector, priced at $895, that has cosmetic deterrent features and a super-sensitive laser sensor for industrial workplaces.

The detectors are sensitive to a variety of toxins emitted by vaping, including vape juice smoke, THC vapor, CBD vapor, weed smoke, nicotine smoke, propylene glycol vapor, and glycerin vapor.

About Forensics Detectors:

Vape Detector is a trademarked brand of Forensics Detectors. Vape Detector makes the best and most affordable vape detectors for schools, hotels, homes, and business. Forensics Detectors is the most comprehensive gas measurement company offering the world's best and most affordable gas detectors, meters, and analyzers.

Since 2017, Forensics Detectors has grown to include virtually every major type of gas meter and detector to various sectors such as oil and gas, R&D, transport, food, construction, electronics, and occupational safety. Forensics Detectors is dedicated to providing the best professional gas measurement, detection, and monitoring equipment with expert technical support.

For more information, please visit Vape Detector at https://vapedetector.com/

Vape Detector, 777 Silver Spur Road, Suite #130, Rolling Hills Estates, CA, 90274, USA.

MULTIMEDIA:

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/GS2157MlbQ8

Related link: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/

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Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles, Real Estate

We Inspect Acquires Certified Mold Inspections and The Mold Guy: Customers Benefit

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- We Inspect, LLC, a global mold inspection, consulting and health technology company, recently acquired Certified Mold Inspections and The Mold Guy. Its acquisitional goal is to unify these individually-owned family businesses under one name and to better serve the community as a whole.

We Inspect was founded in 2018 by Corey Levy and Brian Karr; Certified Mold Inspections was founded by Steve Levy in 2004; and The Mold Guy was established by Mark Levy in 2005. As individual companies, the Levy family serviced different territories and were collectively known as the number one mold and biotoxin resource for medical practitioners across the country.

"These acquisitions have provided the company with the expertise and human capital needed to expand its educational and consulting capabilities, allowing it to fulfill its mission of empowering people everywhere with the tools and services they need to create healthy homes," Karr says.

Streamlining the family business under the one We Inspect name, will now allow it to serve significantly more mold-sensitive individuals by deploying its 42 years of experience across in-person home inspections, remote consulting and educational offerings.

Unlike other mold inspection companies that rely on antiquated inspection and testing practices which oftentimes dismiss the presence of mold contamination in homes, We Inspects' #FindProveRemove framework has been shaped by the most current scientific findings and proven by more than $20 million dollars of successful mold remediations.

"The majority of mold contamination in homes is hidden, but most mold inspection companies don't understand how to find it," Karr says. "They often rely on outdated testing methods that provide false negatives 70 percent of the time which is dangerous and gives occupants a false sense of security and perpetuates chronic illness."

Karr says that what sets them apart from other mold inspection companies is their ability to find the hidden sources of mold contamination in a home.

"Once we know where it's coming from, it can be remediated and the occupant can begin to heal in their home," he says.

Additional advantages of streamlining these businesses include free training and actionable resources for medical practitioners and their patients (bridging communication gaps), #moldfinders: RADIO podcast, scholarships, discounts for mold-affected people worldwide, DIY home screens and consulting services for anyone regardless of where they live or their financial situation.

About We Inspect, LLC:

We Inspect is a global mold inspection, consulting, and health technology company that helps mold-sensitive individuals regain their health through education and the environmental assessment and testing of their homes and buildings for mold, mycotoxins and other indoor pathogens. It has helped thousands of people across six continents to create homes that support their ability to heal from mold-related illnesses.

MORE INFORMATION:

https://yesweinspect.com/

MULTIMEDIA:

PODCAST (Apple): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moldfinders-radio/id1515039084

Related link: https://yesweinspect.com/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles

Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams List – in Illinois

WARRENVILLE, Ill. -- Raymond James Financial Services is proud to announce that Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the inaugural Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams list* for 2023! "This recognition is owed to the clients that place their trust in the team to serve them. It also further reinforces the teams' commitment to providing clients with a comprehensive and customized best-in-class wealth management experience," said Seth Pietrini, COO at Legacy Wealth Advisors.

"The Legacy Wealth Advisors Wealth Management team is inspired and grateful to serve multi-generational clients and their families, and I am proud to see the team receive this prestigious award', he added.

Legacy Wealth is a diverse team that includes Financial Advisors Fernando Ereneta, Justin Ancona, and Jennifer Secola.

Fernando S. Ereneta has previously appeared on the top industry recognition for the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

The Forbes/SHOOK Best-In-State Wealth Management Teams ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm that looks at criteria such as service models, investing process, team construct, skill sets, etc. Also factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records. Research also consists of qualitative criteria, including telephone, virtual and in-person interviews.

For the full list and further information visit: https://www.forbes.com/lists/wealth-management-teams-best-in-state/

Seth Pietrini

COO, Legacy Wealth Advisors

Office Manager, RJFS

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

Member FINRA/SIPC

4200 Cantera Drive, Suite 221

Warrenville, IL 60555

630-791-9226 (Phone/Fax)

seth.pietrini@raymondjames.com

www.legacywealthadvisorsil.com

Investment advisory services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc.

Legacy Wealth Advisors is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services.

About Raymond James Financial Services As of 10/31/2022:

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,700 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $1.15 trillion. Additional information is available at raymondjames.com.

Advisors: Fernando S. Ereneta, CFP(r), Justin Ancona, CFP(r), Jennifer Secola, CFP(r)

200 Cantera Drive, Suite 221 | Warrenville, IL 60555

O: 630.791.9226 | F: 630-791-9233 | www.legacywealthadvisorsil.com

The 2023 Forbes ranking of America's Top Wealth Management Teams Best-In-State, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. This ranking is based upon the period from 4/1/2021 to 3/31/2022 and was released on 01/12/2023. Advisor teams that are considered must have one advisor with a minimum of seven years of experience, have been in existence as a team for at least one year, have at least 5 team members, and have been nominated by their firm. The algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 8,000 team nominations, 2,860 advisor teams received the award based on thresholds. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please see https://www.forbes.com/lists/list-directory/#470ac626b274 for more info.

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https://www.raymondjames.com/legacywealthadvisorsil/about-us/bio?_=Jennifer.Secola

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