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KROST Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor for Integrity Bio in Sale to Curia

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Integrity Bio, Inc., a privately held formulation and fill-finish organization headquartered in Camarillo, California, was sold to Curia (formerly Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI)), a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and leading global provider of advanced contract research, development, and manufacturing solutions. KROST, a Los Angeles-based firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Integrity Bio in the transaction.

Integrity Bio is known in the biopharmaceutical industry as an expert in hard-to-formulate biologics and fill-finish of unique therapies for phase I and phase II clinical trials. Integrity Bio formulates more than 60 large molecules in a typical year, including proteins, antibodies, lipid nanoparticles, peptides, and vaccines in liquid and lyophilized form. Curia currently provides customers with integrated solutions from formulation development through fill-finish commercial manufacturing across three facilities. The acquisition adds West Coast operations to Curia's East Coast and overseas capabilities.

Integrity Bio has been a client of KROST for ten years, during which time KROST provided Tax, Accounting, Consulting, R&D Tax Credit, Cost Segregation, and now, Mergers and Acquisitions services. KROST's service model is designed to guide and support businesses throughout their lifecycle, from early-stage start-ups to succession and exit planning.

KROST's M&A practice is led by industry veteran, Paren Knadjian, who joined the firm in 2017. Knadjian has nearly 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing. He has closed over $1.5 billion in transaction value throughout his career. As the leader of the firm's technology industry niche, Paren also assists companies in the business of technology and life sciences innovation.

"We have been advising Integrity Bio, its owners and management team for over 10 years. So when they were considering a sale, they turned to us to help them with deal value, deal structure, due diligence, accounting and tax matters, and transactional support. This acquisition comes at a meaningful time for the country. The work that Integrity Bio is doing, and will continue to do as part of Curia, will contribute to life-changing cures for health issues, much like we experienced in the last year and a half. This acquisition is not just a transaction; it has a huge impact on people's lives across the globe. I am thrilled we were able to assist Integrity Bio with this transition into their next chapter and look forward to seeing what Curia will do with their added capabilities," remarked Paren Knadjian.

"We would like to thank the KROST team - they were invaluable in this transaction, and we relied on them enormously," said Michael Reilly, CEO of Integrity Bio. "As part of Curia, we can now offer our customers not only world-class formulation and fill-finish but also world-class commercial manufacturing."

For more information about KROST's mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital markets services, visit or contact Paren Knadjian.

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KROST is a full-service Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm headquartered in Pasadena, California. As trusted advisors and industry leaders, clients depend on KROST for timely information, innovative solutions, and results-driven teamwork in the areas of accounting, assurance, business management, consulting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and wealth management.

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Thinkzilla Expands to Scottsdale, Arizona to Support Minority-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Thinkzilla, a culturally aware brand engagement firm based in Atlanta, today announces plans to open a new office in Scottsdale, Ariz. where it will hire 25 employees in the first six months. The female and minority-owned company selected Greater Phoenix because of the region's robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, diverse demographic and talent base, and leadership in advancing strategic diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. These efforts align with Thinkzilla's goals of providing equitable opportunity by expanding resources and knowledge for minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.

"As we broaden our supplier diversity, and diversity and inclusion programs across the country, we look forward to helping more companies boost economic empowerment, find meaningful social engagement and manage social equity initiatives," said Thinkzilla CEO Dr. Velma Trayham. "We are incredibly proud of our track record of helping diverse businesses, communities and individuals, and look forward to connecting with the Scottsdale community to grow innovation and opportunities."

Thinkzilla will lease space at SkySong, the Arizona State University (ASU) Scottsdale Innovation Center. SkySong attracts cutting-edge and innovative companies while integrating the resources of ASU with the opportunities of the private sector. In April 2021, the City of Scottsdale unanimously adopted an anti-discrimination ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

"Dr. Trayham's company, Thinkzilla, as well as her entrepreneur accelerator program to support minority women as they scale their businesses, aligns with Scottsdale's mission to support and attract businesses that promote diversity, equity and inclusion," said Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega. "The City adopted economic development strategic plan and our anti-discrimination ordinance lets businesses know that Scottsdale is a destination for innovative and diverse companies like Thinkzilla, who we are thrilled to welcome to their new home at SkySong."

Natural synergies exist between Thinkzilla and ASU as seen through the university's leadership in DE&I and entrepreneurship and innovation. For the sixth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report named ASU the most innovative university in the nation. The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute serves as connecting and collaborating resources for entrepreneurs at all stages across ASU and Greater Phoenix, which helped lead Thinkzilla to SkySong.

"The addition of Thinkzilla to the SkySong community presents new opportunities for important and meaningful collaborations throughout the Valley," said Grace O'Sullivan, Vice President of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships at Arizona State University. "We're delighted to welcome Thinkzilla to Arizona."

The Arizona State of Black Business March 2021 Report notes, 'Black/African Americans have the highest percentage growth rate in the state. Black/African Americans face unique barriers to entrepreneurship and there is a need to increase support for Black-owned businesses including access to capital and direct financing pathways, startup resources, education, collaborative research, and assistance in identifying and navigating business opportunities.' Thinkzilla reinforces that inclusive, equitable businesses and communities drive prosperity, and by building, managing, and bringing awareness to those programs and initiatives further supports underserved and underrepresented communities.

"Thinkzilla is an exciting addition to Greater Phoenix's robust service and business sector that will help propel our innovation-centered economy forward and provide resources and knowledge to our growing minority-owned businesses population," said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "Our diversity is our greatest strength. Creating opportunity and an equitable community is accomplished only through inclusive growth, and we look forward to working with Thinkzilla, the City of Scottsdale and ASU to support their continued success."

The Coppola-Cheney Group and Lee & Associates Arizona assisted with the real estate transaction. Plaza Companies is the master developer of SkySong, in partnership with University Realty, the City of Scottsdale and Holualoa Companies.

"We are pleased to welcome Thinkzilla to the SkySong family," said Sharon Harper, chairman and CEO of Plaza Companies. "This is the kind of forward-thinking, innovative organization that will grow and thrive in the SkySong environment, and we are gratified they chose SkySong for their presence in the Phoenix area."

About ThinkZILLA Consulting Group

ThinkZILLA specializes in multicultural branding, digital engagement, program development, experiential events and Public Relations. Making brands more relevant, ThinkZILLA builds meaningful connections between brands and consumers. For more information on ThinkZILLA or to schedule a consultation, please visit

About the City of Scottsdale

Scottsdale is one of the state's leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. For more information, visit

About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), recently named the top economic development organization in the U.S. by the International Economic Development Council, works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. A data-driven regional economic development organization, GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 170 private investors to accomplish its mission and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate to Greater Phoenix. Over the past 31 years GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping more than 850 companies, creating 154,000 jobs and $20.4 billion in capital investment. Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial-focused companies looking to thrive and scale in a vibrant, dynamic region. There is an undeniable spirit about Greater Phoenix; one rooted in strength, collaboration and resilience. Greater Phoenix is Greater Together. For more information about GPEC and how we can assist your businesses, visit

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

About SkySong

Plaza Companies is the developer of the project in partnership with Arizona State University Foundation, the City of Scottsdale and Holualoa Companies. Lee and Associates provides the brokerage services and Plaza del Rio Management Corporation provides the property management and construction services. Architects at SkySong include Pei Cobb Fried and Partners, DMJM Design, Butler Design Group and Kendle Design Collaborative.

About Plaza Companies

With offices in Peoria, Scottsdale and Tucson, Plaza Companies is a full-service real estate firm specializing in the management, leasing and development of medical office and commercial office properties, technology and bioscience facilities, mixed-use properties and senior housing communities. Since 1982, Plaza Companies has established a proud track record as a competitive, connected and conscientious real estate firm with partnerships throughout the industries it serves. For more information, visit

About University Realty

University Realty is a subsidiary of ASU Enterprise Partners, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to generating resources for the benefit of Arizona State University. Learn more:

About Holualoa Companies

Holualoa Companies is a real estate investment firm focused on the successful acquisition, repositioning, redevelopment and disposition of real estate assets. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with offices in Phoenix, Santa Monica, Hawaii and Paris, its investments span the United States and Europe and include office, retail, industrial, multi-family, hotel and mixed-use investment properties. Holualoa is an experienced investor for its own account and on behalf of a select group of private investors.


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Leading Nonprofit Focused on Lifting Minority Women out of Poverty Welcomes Dr. Alice White Bussey for June 21st Economic Empowerment Fireside Chat

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Dr. Alice White Bussey is internationally recognized for her ability to train and inspire small business owners. On June 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, Bussey will share her wisdom and experience in a fireside chat with Millionaire Mastermind Academy founder and CEO, Dr. Velma Trayham. In addition, Dr. Trayham is the CEO of ThinkZILLA Consulting, a culturally aware brand engagement firm that supports Minority Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs through program development, DE&I and business development training.

Registration for the free, women-only event is now open:

"Dr. Bussey offers a global perspective on everything from women entrepreneurs to launching a successful business to overcoming challenges, and we are honored to have the opportunity to connect with her in this month's special fireside chat," Marieke McArthur, Program Coordinator for Millionaire Mastermind Academy said. "I look forward to hearing her time-tested wisdom first-hand."

The tenth of 12 children, Bussey served as Georgia's first Labor Department federal representative, developing programs for seniors, welfare clients, high-school dropouts and more. She also served as the Federal Women's Program manager for the eight-state southeastern region. In 1985, she became the first woman elected president of the Atlanta Business League. Bussey later transitioned to the floral industry when she married florist James Bussey, becoming the first African American FTD florist in Atlanta. The once local retail operation now does business internationally.

In addition, Bussey serves on the board of The International Florists Association, Georgia Council of Visitors, Atlanta Private Industry Council and many others.

The Global Mindset edition of the monthly fireside chat will focus on entrepreneurial expansion and economic empowerment for women entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners everywhere. The Millionaire Mindset Academy has already helped more than 5,000 women launch successful small businesses, while awarding scholarships and seed funding to help them create sustainable business enterprises.

About Millionaire Mastermind Academy:

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to educate and support the growth of women-owned business enterprises, thereby strengthening the economic impact in their community. We have mentored more than 5,000 women through our programs. For more information visit

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Best-Selling Author and Executive Coach, David Nour To Release 11th Book, Curve Benders, On April 27

ATLANTA, Ga. -- On the heels of his successful podcast of the same name, "CURVE BENDERS," Leadership Advisor and Executive Coach, David Nour will release his 11th book April 27, 2021 and offering leaders at a strategic crossroads insight on how to capitalize on their strategic relationships. Senior leadership and board advisor, educator, executive coach, and bestselling author, David Nour is internationally recognized as the leading expert on the application of strategic relationships in profitable growth, sustained innovation, and lasting change.

"'CURVE BENDERS' focuses on a roadmap of how strategic relationships can dramatically alter our non-linear growth trajectory against the forces that will shape the future of how we'll work, live, play and serve others," said David Nour. "I hope that this book offers some motivation but also will serve as a guide to what you want in life and how you can get it."

Since 2008, Nour has had his eleven books translated into eight languages thus far and include the bestseller "Relationship Economics(r)" (Wiley), "Co-Create" (St. Martin's Press), and now "Curve Benders" (Wiley, 2021).

Nour serves as a trusted advisor and coaches global corporate leaders. He is an adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and was named to the Global Gurus Top 30 Leadership Professionals and the Thinkers 50 Radar Class of 2021 lists. A Forbes Leadership contributor on the Future of Work, and an Inc. contributor on Relationship Economics, Nour's unique insights have been featured in a variety of prominent publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Huffington Post Business, Entrepreneur and Knowledge@Wharton. He's also the host of the popular "Curve Benders" podcast.

In addition to his advisory roles and executive coaching, Nour delivers an estimated 50 customized keynotes annually for global brands, association conferences, and academic forums on strategic business relationships and organizational value creation. Tailoring content for audiences from boardrooms to ballrooms, delivered in-person or high-res virtually, he shares unique insights and an independent perspective, peppered with interactive moments and real-world takeaways, to inspire people to think and behave differently in the face of continued global disruptions.

Born in Iran, Nour immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager with $100, limited family ties and no fluency in English. He graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in business management and went on to earn an Executive MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He resides in Atlanta, GA, with his family.

Recent Praise for "CURVE BENDERS"

"Curve Benders is sure to become a staple in our lexicon, like Game Changer, Originals, Loonshots, and Blue Ocean Strategy." - Jude Buckley, EVP Mobile - Samsung Electronics America.

"Curve Benders is Nour's Covid moment - that for all of us to remain relevant, we must invest in our biggest asset: our strategic relationships, to learn and grow faster than we've ever done so in the past." - Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 Hall of Fame.

"I really enjoyed Nour's lens on the personal S-curve in Curve Benders; what a brilliant way to think about your reinvention to remain relevant in the future of work." - Garry Ridge, Chairman & CEO - WD-40 Company

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Baxter Clewis Consulting to Partner with PCI Security Standards Council to Help Secure Payment Data Worldwide

DALLAS, Texas -- Baxter Clewis Consulting, an international consultancy on cyber security, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a new Participating Organization. Baxter Clewis will work with the PCI SSC to help secure payment data worldwide through the ongoing development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards.

The PCI SSC leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing flexible, industry-driven and effective data security standards and programs. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process and preventing, detecting and mitigating criminal attacks and breaches.

As a Participating Organization, Baxter Clewis adds its voice to the standards development process and will collaborate with a growing community of more than 800 Participating Organizations to improve payment security worldwide. Baxter Clewis will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council and share cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual PCI Community Meetings.

"In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, PCI Security Standards and resources help organizations secure payment data and prevent, detect and mitigate attacks that can lead to costly data breaches," said Lance Johnson, Executive Director of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By joining as a Participating Organization, Baxter Clewis demonstrates they are playing an active part in improving payment security globally by helping drive awareness and adoption of PCI Security Standards."

"Using third-party service providers is an organizational risk from a supply chain, security, and compliance standpoint. Companies should have the assurance that their systems and PCI data is appropriately managed and secured by third-party service providers," said Boyd Clewis, VP of Baxter Clewis Consulting. Baxter Clewis enables service-providers to enhance security and compliance programs while reducing risk with systems, processes, and automation. We are proud to partner with PCI Standards Council, and we look forward to helping address risk related to third-party service providers.

About the PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council is a global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security. Connect with the PCI Council on LinkedIn. Join the conversation on Twitter @PCISSC. Subscribe to the PCI Perspectives Blog.

About Baxter Clewis Consulting

Baxter Clewis Consulting is an international cybersecurity firm specializing in helping service providers meet security and compliance requirements to secure vital company data, enhance efficiency, and protect profitability. Learn more about Baxter Clewis Consulting by connecting on LinkedIn and visiting the Baxter Clewis website at

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Cybersecurity Consulting Firm, Aristi Technologies, Accredited as a CMMC Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO)

HERNDON, Va. -- Aristi Technologies, Inc. announced that it is among the first firms to become an accredited Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) and Registered Provider Organization (RPO) by the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). C3PAOs are the only organizations authorized to conduct CMMC assessments.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) created the CMMC program to enhance the protection of sensitive data, namely, controlled unclassified information (CUI) and federal contract information (FCI), within the Defense Department's multi-tiered supply chain of more than 300,000 companies. CMMC is specifically designed for small and mid-sized suppliers as they are more vulnerable to cyber threats in the supply chain.

These small and mid-sized contractors are increasingly being targeted by nation-state attackers; they have limited internal resources and cybersecurity expertise to adequately secure their systems and safeguard sensitive customer data.

"Aristi is honored to achieve C3PAO and RPO credentials, demonstrating our commitment to the CMMC program in supporting the DoD's mission to secure the defense supply chain," said Neel Gopalani, Aristi's vice president, and a CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner (RP). "Our CMMC practice is a natural extension of our cybersecurity compliance and assessment services that we've provided for more than a decade."

Over the last year, Aristi has helped small and mid-sized government contractors prepare for complying with CMMC security requirements. Aristi's CMMC consulting services include: boundary scoping, gap assessments, remediation support, security documentation and readiness assessments. As a C3PAO and RPO, Aristi will continue to help federal contractors effectively navigate the DoD's new cybersecurity certification process.

About Aristi Technologies

Aristi Technologies is a cybersecurity consulting firm based in the Washington DC metro area. For more than a decade, it's provided cybersecurity risk and compliance services to organizations, nationwide, including federal agencies, government contractors, and cloud-service providers.

Aristi delivers tailored and affordable solutions to achieve compliance with federal cyber compliance standards including National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) 800-53, NIST 800-171 (the core of the CMMC framework), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

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5,700 Square Foot Office Space Sublease at 6 Landmark Square in Stamford, CT Represented by Choyce Peterson

NORWALK, Conn. -- Choyce Peterson, Inc. (, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, announced they are exclusively representing a 5,700 square foot (SF) office suite available for sublease at 6 Landmark Square in Stamford, CT. Choyce Peterson Vice President Adam Cognetta, Principal John Hannigan and Associate Casey McKnight comprise the brokerage team.

Landmark Square is a seven-building office and retail complex in the heart of downtown Stamford, conveniently located just off Exit 7 of I-95, and nearby the Stamford Metro North Train Station. The Landmark Square complex is attached to the Stamford Town Center mall with a movie theater, dry cleaner and barbershop. Landmark Square has covered parking, a private tenant shuttle to the Stamford Train Station, a 20,000 SF tenants-only fitness facility, and café with both indoor and outdoor seating. It also offers on-site ownership, and full-time security and concierge services.

The 5,700 SF office space is on the third floor and comprises the entire floor of the building at 6 Landmark Square. Thus, a future tenant leasing this space will have dedicated signage in the 3rd floor lobby and private bathrooms. The suite has 8-10 offices, room for 15-25 workstations, and 1-2 conference rooms. In addition, there is a private kitchen and furniture is available upon request. The sublease term is through October 2025, and the landlord, Reckson a Division of SL Green, is open to a direct deal as well.

Cognetta commented, "We are delighted to represent a quality office space within a renown Fairfield County office and retail complex. Landmark Square is perfectly situated within walking distance of countless restaurants and retail stores. With convenient access to both I-95 and the Stamford Train Station, this location appeals to both car commuters, and those who prefer to commute via Metro North. This space would make an excellent new office for any company looking to relocate to a class A building in downtown Stamford."

About Choyce Peterson

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

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Blair & Potts Relocates within Stamford Plaza in Stamford, CT – Choyce Peterson Negotiates Transaction

NORWALK, Conn. -- Choyce Peterson, Inc. (, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for Blair & Potts ( for its 6,169 square-foot office space at Two Stamford Plaza in Stamford, CT. Choyce Peterson Vice President Adam Cognetta and Principal John Hannigan represented Blair & Potts in the transaction.

Rob Buckingham, Jr. and Bob DeVellis, partners at Blair & Potts, decided to engage Cognetta and Hannigan's services after an introductory phone call and follow-up meeting with them, well ahead of the firm's lease expiration. The Choyce Peterson team led DeVellis and Buckingham on a wide search of available space in Stamford. After touring multiple buildings and Choyce Peterson negotiating proposals for several buildings, it became clear that the ideal solution was to remain in the Stamford Plaza complex but consider relocating from Building Four to Building Two into a newly built office suite. The employees at Blair & Potts had come to appreciate the numerous amenities that

Stamford Plaza offers, including outdoor space, along with a new cafeteria, dry cleaners, renovated fitness center, shuttle to the Stamford train station and covered parking. Most importantly, however, is Stamford Plaza's perfect location in the heart of Stamford's central business district, directly off Exit 8 of I-95, with convenient access for both Blair & Potts' clients and employees.

Cognetta and Hannigan negotiated with Margaret Carlson, Portfolio Manager for RFR Realty, LLC ("RFR"), the landlord at Stamford Plaza, to arrive at a solution which combined two pre-built suites with several modifications to accommodate Blair & Potts' specifications. Blair & Potts is relocating from Four Stamford Plaza to Two Stamford Plaza.

"We really enjoyed partnering with Rob and Bob on this project," Cognetta said. "We encouraged them to tour all viable options in Stamford, as well as explore available suites in their current complex so they could make a fully informed decision on the best option. We ultimately negotiated a solution that ticked all the boxes, allowing them to retain the quality location their employees and clients appreciated, while providing compelling economic lease terms in a brand-new space."

"We are very happy with the work that Adam and John did to make this long-term decision a clear one - especially in this environment," commented Blair & Potts. "They helped us survey the entire market so we could compare and ultimately focus on the most important factors in a new suite. Their professional and comprehensive process was instrumental in providing us with the best result for our needs."

About Blair & Potts

Blair & Potts was founded on January 4, 1993 by Nancy E. Blair and Arthur G. Potts, Jr., to provide legal services to individuals in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and taxation of individuals, trusts and estates. In addition to seven attorneys, Blair & Potts has a full team of fiduciary accountants, paralegals and administrative assistants, which enables us to staff each matter in the most efficient and cost-effective way for our clients. We regularly work with our clients' business, financial and insurance advisors to provide comprehensive advice and counseling.

About Choyce Peterson

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

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Choyce Peterson, Inc.
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Semaphore Partners Transitions to ServiceNow’s Premier Partner Program Segment

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Semaphore Partners today announced its transition to the ServiceNow Premier Partner Program segment. Semaphore Partners supports ServiceNow customers with ITSM, ITOM, HR Service Delivery, SecOps, CSM as well as other solutions.

Semaphore Partners is focused on building creative solutions leveraging the ServiceNow framework. This spring, they facilitated a safe and data-driven return to campus for the student body of an Ivy League university. They also recently led the safe transition of friends and family to a remote bubble for a major sports league amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. With the success of these projects, amongst others, Semaphore Partners has demonstrated that their creativity and technical acumen match that of the framework.

"Since 2011 we've worked with ServiceNow and the Now Platform to provide support to customers across industries. Transitioning into the Premier partner segment allows us to reach even more customers across additional industries. We're looking forward to be able to provide even greater levels of support, development and invention to our customers," said Jonathan Jacob, Managing Partner.

Semaphore Partner's transition to the Premier segment recognizes achievements in the ServiceNow partner assessment methodology, which identifies the activities, accomplishments, and commitments that demonstrate Semaphore Partner's level of ServiceNow investment and go-to-market maturity.

About Semaphore Partners

Semaphore Partners is one of the fastest growing boutique implementation partners in the northeast. They feature "developers who can talk" to individuals and teams in order to roll out ServiceNow implementations in record time, while also building maintainable solutions that will be easy to own. They work with customers to find the best solution anticipating future requirements for solutions that work today, tomorrow and far into the future. Learn more:

ServiceNow, the ServiceNow logo, Now, Now Platform, and other ServiceNow marks are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ServiceNow, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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Faith James CEO and Founder of The Personal Branding Consultancy, LLC Wins Ave Maria’s 2021 Alignable Local Business Person Of The Year Contest

AVE MARIA, Fla. -- The largest online referral network for small businesses, is announcing the results of its month-long North American search for local business leaders who've gone above and beyond to help peers during the COVID Crisis. Today, Alignable's network is honoring Faith James of The Personal Branding Consultancy as Ave Maria's 2021 Alignable Local Business Person Of The Year!

Alignable amassed an incredible 86,000+ votes and recommendations about hometown business heroes. This is the third year Alignable has hosted this contest and the participation levels for 2021's competition topped 2020's by a monumental 800%.

During a time where at least two-thirds of small businesses have regularly reported suffering negative effects from COVID issues, it's clear with this outpouring of support just how much small business owners wanted to recognize the extraordinary efforts of their peers.

A Testament To The Bond Between SMBs

"To see so many business owners celebrate their peers was awesome -- 60 votes landed every minute at the height of the contest," said Eric Groves, Alignable's Co-Founder and CEO. "This frenetic level of participation is a testament to the strength of the business relationships forged and reinforced over the past year."

Alignable's 2021 Local Business Person Of The Year Contest ran from January 6 to February 5, 2021. Alignable invited its 6 million+ members to vote for their favorite peers. In all, 2,962 local business people emerged victorious across North America, after 61,000+ votes were tallied and 25,000+ recommendations were reviewed.

We're Stronger Together

Ave Maria's community means a great deal to me and, like many of my peers, I have gladly helped my fellow small business owners overcome a number of obstacles during this tough time," said James. "I am beyond honored to receive this award and very grateful for the heartwarming support from my peers. We're all stronger together."

James and other 2021 Local Business People Of The Year in communities across the U.S. and Canada have received badges on their Alignable profiles, in recognition of their contributions. In past years, the awareness generated through this contest has helped drive additional connections, prospects, and new business for many winners.

Networking Surge Kicks Off 2021

"We hope the popularity of this year's contest will lead to even greater awareness and business success for 2021's winners," said Alignable's Co-Founder and President Venkat Krishnamurthy. "We've already heard from some members that the surge in networking, referrals, and recommendations that occurred during 2021's contest got them off to a stronger start this year."

To arrange interviews with Faith James and/or an Alignable representative, please contact Alignable's Head Of PR Chuck Casto at He also can offer JPEGs and other visuals, recommendations supporting winners, and additional information.

About The Personal Branding Consultancy, LLC

The Personal Branding Consultancy is an international personal brand development agency serving clients from Atlanta to Austria. The range of brand development services include but are not limited to brand strategy, social media branding, website design, brand identity kit development, branded photoshoot sessions, brand content development and more.

Learn more at and join the Savvy Branders Tribe Group at

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