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Upstart California museum acquires mythic ad characters

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Valley Relics Museum of Van Nuys, California, has acquired a collection of 3,000 advertising characters once housed in the galleries of the Museum of Modern Mythology in San Francisco, founder Tommy Gelinas announced today.

The unique collection, featuring display versions of the Jolly Green Giant, Mr. Clean, Elsie the Cow, Tony the Tiger, Cap'n Crunch and Mr. Peanut, promoted the idea that such figures were modern manifestations of mythic archetypes. The Museum of Modern Mythology operated in downtown San Francisco from 1982 through 1989, focusing on the curation and display of twentieth century advertising artifacts. The entire collection was moved to storage in 1989 after the gallery's closure in the wake of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

"Every culture has its own mythology," Ellen Havre Weis, the Museum's founding director, was quoted as saying. "Regardless of where they came from, these images exist, they're part of our culture and they must be dealt with in some serious light." Ms. Weis passed away earlier this year from cancer. Gordon Whiting and Benjamin Whiting, Ms. Weis's husband and son, negotiated the agreement to move the collection to its new home at the Valley Relics Museum in the months before she died.

Such luminaries as film historian Leonard Maltin and mythologist Joseph Campbell joined the board of the Museum of Modern Mythology, validating the significance of the collection and its underlying thesis.

The Valley Relics Museum is home to a pop culture pantheon of neon signs, pinball and video arcades, life-size Jack in the Box clowns, and television artifacts from the home of "Dragnet" star Jack Webb, among other memorabilia from post-war California culture.

"We see this as a natural extension of our mission, to preserve and make available the many expressions of popular culture that surround us and become part of our lives," said Mr. Gelinas, who founded Valley Relics in Chatsworth, California, in 2013. He relocated the gallery to its present location near the Van Nuys airport in 2018.

"The idea that these figures have some deeper resonance seemed obvious to us. We're thrilled to carry on the work that Ellen started, and to share these colorful and beloved characters with the public."

Mr. Gelinas estimates the first exhibit of the new collection will launch early next year. "The Museum of Modern Mythology will open at the Valley Relics Museum in Spring 2022, in a new gallery annex adjacent to the main rooms."

The Valley Relics Museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd, Hangars C3 & 4, Lake Balboa, CA, 91406, (818) 616-4083.

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*Photo Caption: Tommy Gelinas of Valley Relics Museum, Benjamin Whiting of Ellen Weis Archive, Donna Knott of, Eva Kisevalter of Stella Neptune, and Gordon Whiting of Ellen Weis Archive, showing off some of the treasures of the Museum of Modern Mythology collection, now part of Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys, California. (Photo courtesy of The Ellen Weis Archive/Los Angeles.)


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Valley Relics Museum
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The Ellen Weis Archive
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Newly Formed Sky Auto Mall Purchases Junge Ford and Junge CDJR in Center Point, IA

CENTER POINT, Iowa -- Two long standing dealerships located in Center Point, IA have been purchased and are now owned and operated by the newly formed Sky Auto Mall. Formerly Junge Ford and Junge Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM will now be owned by Alex Tovstanovsky, Dealer Principal and General Manager of Sky Auto Mall.

Alex Tovstanovsky and his family are currently the owners of Prestige Motor Works located in Naperville Illinois which over the years has grown from a $1,500 investment into a very successful family business. The Tovstanovsky's used car operation in Illinois has been the recipient of multiple industry prestigious awards including the coveted Illinois Independent Dealer of the Year Award, Carfax Top Rated Dealer, #1 Used Car Dealership in Naperville, as well as many others.

Declaring the dealership's motto "Honesty is not expensive, it's PRICELESS" could very well be the impetus behind these coveted honors. In addition, the Better Business Bureau has given this family run dealership a spectacular five-star, A+ rating.

Having overcome numerous hurdles, Tovstanovsky, an immigrant to the United States in 1994, started out with a minimal amount of cash, along with very little knowledge of the English language, yet his entrepreneurial drive led him to start a small, fledgling car dealership. After devoutly attending National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) conferences, since 2009, and learning the ins and outs of the business, Tovstanovsky has been able to transform his small-scale business into a booming 2-acre site on a main arterial road in Naperville.

"Owning and operating a new car franchise dealership representing 5 of our country's top automakers is a dream come true," remarked Alex Tovstanovsky recently. He continued, "My family brought me to the United States when I was just 7 years old to escape the oppressive communist regime of the Soviet Union, at the time we had barely $1000 in our pockets and the audacity to work hard, dream big, and strive to be a part of Americas exceptionalism. With the acquisition of these two new dealerships, we will put the Center Point location on a path to growth and success. We plan to retain all the existing staff, many of which have been working at this dealership for 10+ years. Additionally, we plan to grow the dealership by hiring additional technicians, salespeople, and service staff so that we can keep up with current demand and continue growing the dealership operations. We have a phenomenal staff, an incredible service department, and we are located just 15 minutes' drive North of Cedar Rapids. I am excited and looking forward to serving. We are citizens first, business owners second."

Tovstanovsky practices what he preaches. He and his family continue to donate thousands of dollars to various charities while volunteering with non-profit organizations in the local community such as SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business) while fighting against anti-business and anti-free-enterprise regulations. In 2003 Alex became the Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff with the Will County Sheriff's office for a season.

In keeping with the expansion of Tovstanovsky's vision, he has now purchased Junge Ford and Junge Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM under the brand name Sky Auto Mall. Prestige Motor Works and Junge Automotive will continue to operate separately from Sky Auto Mall.

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Galway Holdings Announces Strategic Acquisition of MAI Capital Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Galway Holdings ("Galway") today announced its investment in MAI Capital Management LLC ("MAI"). The move adds a new business vertical in financial and wealth management services to complement existing business relationships within EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants as well other areas of specialization across all Galway platforms.

MAI is a full-service, independent Registered Investment Adviser ("RIA") specializing in comprehensive investment and financial planning for high-net-worth individuals and families. Galway's investment will help MAI accelerate its organic growth trajectory, enhance its client service offerings, and further expand its national presence through M&A. MAI's executive team will remain intact.

John Hahn, Executive Chairman, Galway Holdings said, "We are excited to partner with Rick Buoncore and the MAI team to provide capital and resources that will help sustain the continued growth of its premier wealth management platform. This includes our shared vision of delivering risk management and insurance solutions via our EPIC Select platform directly to high-net and ultra-high-net-worth clients and MAI's best-in-class trusted advisory services under one roof."

Rick Buoncore, MAI's Managing Partner, commented, "Clients want expertise, simplicity and a full range of financial solutions. Our new partnership with Galway gives MAI the opportunity to continue evolving in an ever-changing financial services landscape. By launching this unique approach, we can provide our clients with integrated and easy-to-access expertise across the financial spectrum, with the goal of making their lives simpler in an increasingly complex world. This is a natural evolution for MAI and builds upon the foundation we created four years ago by aligning with Wealth Partners Capital Group, which has expanded our reach and made us more accessible to clients nationwide."

MAI established a partnership with Wealth Partners Capital Group ("WPCG") in 2017, and they have worked together to identify and acquire RIAs seeking access to expanded business capabilities, strategic growth, and customized solutions. The partnership has resulted in 12 acquisitions, strategically broadening MAI's geographic footprint and enhancing its service model. WPCG will maintain an equity position in MAI while continuing to collaborate on additional growth opportunities.

Galway's investors include three prominent private equity firms: Carlyle Group, Oak Hill Capital, and Harvest Partners. Steve Carlson, Partner at Harvest Partners added, "Last December, we partnered with Galway because, among other things, we believed the team would be able to unlock differentiated opportunities during our investment. MAI and the move into high-net-worth wealth management is one of those opportunities and we are thrilled to be involved as it redefines the risk and wealth management marketplace."

Truist Securities served as financial advisor to Galway while Ropes Gray LLP served as legal counsel to Harvest and Galway. Ardea Partners LP served as financial advisor to MAI and Holland & Knight LLP provided legal counsel to MAI and WPCG.

About Galway Insurance Holdings

Galway Insurance Holdings, LP ("Galway Holdings"), is a financial services distribution company. It includes EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and a diversified brokerage distribution and underwriting platform, with a focus towards data analytics, technology transformation, and innovative risk sharing solutions.

About MAI Capital Management

MAI Capital Management ("MAI") is a fee-based registered investment adviser and wealth management firm based in Cleveland with additional offices in Cincinnati, OH, Ponte Vedra Beach and Naples, FL, Nashua, NH, Irvine, CA, Reston, VA, Little Rock, AR, New York City and St. Louis and a presence in Columbus, OH and Miami. The firm also provides comprehensive investment management and planning services to high-net-worth individuals, families and athletes. For more information, visit

About Wealth Partners Capital Group

Wealth Partners Capital Group ("WPCG") is a financial services holding company, which has partnered with MAI Capital Management ("MAI"). WPCG assists MAI by identifying and integrating like-minded registered investment advisers who seek access to expanded business capabilities, strategic growth and customized transition solutions. For more information, visit

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Business, Free News Articles, Taxes and Accounting

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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Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles

GPRS Acquires New York Leak Detection

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC ("GPRS"), has acquired New York Leak Detection, a leading provider of utility locating and leak detection services. New York Leak Detection has been serving clients in the Northeast for 19 years.

New York Leak Detection's clients include engineering firms, municipalities, utilities, and contractors who rely on its services to identify and map the presence of subsurface structures using ground penetrating radar and other locating techniques. New York Leak Detection represents the seventh acquisition for GPRS.

New York Leak Detection represents a highly complementary acquisition that enhances GPRS' existing capabilities and market position in the Northeast, and introduces a new leak detection service offering for GPRS' customers.

"New York Leak Detection is a tremendous fit for GPRS," said Matt Aston, President of GPRS. "We share a similar vision, culture, and mission for serving our clients with the highest quality of service and support. We are excited about the partnership with New York Leak Detection and believe that the combination of the two organizations will result in attractive growth opportunities."

"GPRS is the ideal new owner for New York Leak Detection," said Mike Goodfellow, President of New York Leak Detection. "GPRS' scale and reputation make it a perfect home for the New York Leak Detection team. We are excited for this new partnership with GPRS that will provide a broader set of products and services, enabling us to better serve our clients and further accelerate our growth."

Existing New York Leak Detection operations will continue business as usual, and New York Leak Detection clients will receive the same level of high-quality customer support as prior to the acquisition.

About GPRS

GPRS, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, provides private utility locating and concrete scanning services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms and environmental consultants in every major market in the United States. To learn more, visit

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Books and Publishing, Business, Free News Articles, Software

The EveryLibrary Institute Acquires

RIVERSIDE, Ill. -- is now a Social Enterprise venture of the EveryLibrary Institute, NFP, a non-partisan library-focused 501(c3) organization dedicated to the future of libraries and literacy across the globe. This acquisition will allow us to expand what we're able to offer you!

EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute have used NationBuilder themes by for over 6 years for digital projects such as,,, and more. These themes built on the NationBuilder platform have allowed EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute to raise money, identify library supporters, and build support for libraries across the United States and beyond. You can read more about how EveryLibrary uses themes powered by NationBuilder to build support and secure funding for libraries at

While the EveryLibrary Institute's focus is on libraries,'s client base extends far beyond libraries and includes local, state and national elections, movements, causes, non-profits, and various agencies. Themes built on the NationBuilder platform are designed to help power a wide range of movements in the United States and beyond. NationBuilder is a Community Relationship Management software platform that helps leaders expand human relationships while building a community that can achieve goals faster than a single individual. NationBuilder allows organizations and causes to lead people to take action and maintain a history of interaction with supporters. This includes emailing, donation processing, and social media integration. With NationBuilder organizations can track their supporters, send emails and text blasts, schedule social media posts, promote events, map supporters, receive donations and much more! All with a single sign-on. By focusing on building relationships with supporters this platform is perfect for anyone seeking to enact change in their community through a truly people powered movement.

As a NationBuilder Alliance Partner, is proud to consistently be the highest-rated NationBuilder partner-vendor as determined by client reviews. With two available customizable themes, organizations can quickly and easily create powerful people focused websites. The Mega Theme's use of content blocks allows anyone to create a fully customized website using the unique Website Builder tool. The Impact Theme has been a cornerstone of the NationBuilder Marketplace since its launch two years ago and was the first theme in the marketplace. There are also customized tools and installs that are designed to bridge the gap between out-of-the-box and specific campaign needs. is proud to hold four key Certifications from NationBuilder: Agency, Architect, Developer, and Expert. These Certifications ensure that's will be done with minimal downtime and to NationBuilder's mission-critical specifications.

This acquisition will allow EveryLibrary Institute to use a portion of the net proceeds from's work to help secure a public policy framework where libraries in schools, communities, and on campuses have the resources they need to serve everyone. Learn more about ELI's Gold Rated charitable work on GuideStar -


About The EveryLibrary Institute:

The EveryLibrary Institute NFP operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, including primarily research, writing, publishing and related activities concerning public, academic, and school libraries in the United States for the purpose of public education, strengthening the civic life of communities, bridging social and societal gaps, and for the future of the profession of librarianship. It is chartered in the state of Illinois as a non-profit corporation and received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation as a charitable organization in June 2018.

The EveryLibrary Institute is a companion organization to EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries. The EveryLibrary Institute's mission of research, training librarians, and programmatic support for libraries is closely aligned with EveryLibrary's 501(c)4 mission of building voter support for libraries.


At NationDigital we design websites and create digital strategies for some of the largest political campaigns, issue organizations, non-profits, and agencies in the US and abroad. NationDigital combines modern, engaging designs along with professional, responsive service to ensure that your site performs smoothly and your message reaches your target audience. Our clients understand that NationDigital's confidential, award-winning services are truly best-in-class.

About NationBuilder

NationBuilder is software designed to power your nonprofits, movements, and campaigns. Leaders of all stripes use NationBuilder to engage their communities and move people to action by building relationships at scale.

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Jencap Announces Acquisition of U.K.-based Lloyd’s Coverholder

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Jencap Group, LLC (Jencap), the wholesale program management and binding authority business of Galway Insurance Holdings LP (Galway), has acquired London-based Worldwide Hole 'N One Ltd. (WHNO).

Through its primary brand, Worldwide Special Risks (WWSR), WHNO has operated as a Lloyd's coverholder underwriting agency for over 25 years. As an established leading provider, Worldwide Special Risks' contingency team service the live events market with a range of covers including cancellation, non-appearance, and event property and liability. Additional lines, to include film and media, prize indemnity and accident and health, are supplied to the UK and international retail and wholesale broker market. With an underwriting office in the Lloyd's building, cover is available to the U.K. and international clients, via exclusive binding authorities, to a number of leading insurers, including the Lloyd's market.

John Jennings, Chief Executive Officer of Jencap commented, "It is important that Jencap has operations in London, a most important marketplace for complex and specialty insurance. I've gotten to know Jon Wilkinson and his business, and can't think of a better platform or business line to start with than event and other specialty contingency products. We're excited with the prospects for underwriting and distribution of more products ahead and the benefit it will provide to our partners and clients."

Jon Wilkinson, WWSR Managing Director, added, "Everyone at Worldwide is excited about the next chapter that the Jencap acquisition delivers. The last year has seen unprecedented and ongoing disruption to the contingency market, and this new partnership will provide great stability and support. It will also enable us to enhance the products and services we offer, and provides a strong platform for additional growth."

Jencap and other Galway businesses currently provide extensive insurance products, broking and risk management services to the entertainment and sport industry. The live event market is particularly important within this niche.

"Now that we are once again able to enjoy live music, sports and other large group gatherings, we're thrilled to be part of enabling those events to take place. With Jon and his team at WWSR joining existing Jencap facilities, we will play a big part in expanding desperately needed capacity for our distribution partners and clients," said Peter Garvey, Vice Chairman of Galway.

About Jencap Group, LLC

Jencap is one of the largest wholesalers in the U.S. with notable industry-leading expertise in wholesale brokerage, binding authority, and program management. Its specialized divisions and affiliate organizations provide niche underwriting prowess, broad market access, and nationwide influence. With headquarters in New York, Jencap leverages its collective power, exceeding the expectations of 15,000+ independent agency partners. Visit

About Galway Holdings LLC

Galway Insurance Holdings, the holding company for EPIC Brokers & Consultants and Jencap Group, is a diversified insurance brokerage distribution platform with retail, wholesale, program administration and managing general agent capabilities. In total, Galway manages over $7 billion of insurance premiums and operates in over 100 offices serving all 50 states.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients. For more information on EPIC, visit:

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ICE Mortgage Technology Acquires eVault Technology from DocMagic for Encompass eClose

TORRANCE, Calif. -- ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, today announced it will deploy an eVault solution for secure storage of digital mortgages and notes, based upon technology acquired from DocMagic, Inc.

The eVault technology will be integrated into ICE's mortgage closing platform, Encompass eClose, a leading-edge solution that helps to transform the way loans are electronically closed in the United States. Encompass eClose enables lenders to electronically facilitate every aspect of the eClosing workflow, from ordering documents to delivering loans to investors - and all steps in between - without ever having to leave Encompass, the industry's most recognized loan origination system.

"By creating an end-to-end solution and further automating the mortgage closing process, we're helping the industry transition to paperless closings and enabling more efficient processes for our customers," said Joe Tyrrell, President, ICE Mortgage Technology. "We acquired technology from DocMagic, who has deep experience in the mortgage space, and when this technology is integrated with our other services, Encompass eClose will enable customers to eliminate time and cost in the closing process and create better experiences for borrowers."

"ICE Mortgage Technology and DocMagic have been helping lenders implement digital mortgage processes for years," said Dominic Iannitti, president and CEO of DocMagic. "The migration towards digital mortgages is progressing quickly, and we're happy to have provided ICE with capabilities to enable fully-paperless lending workflows along with better supply chain connectivity."

Both ICE and DocMagic are committed to delivering technology to increase eClosing adoption in the mortgage industry.

ICE Mortgage Technology combines technology, data and expertise to automate the entire mortgage process from consumer engagement through loan registration. Today, more than 3,000 mortgage lenders, 45,000 agents, as well as technology partners and mortgage investors can use the powerful capabilities of ICE Mortgage Technologies solutions to drive efficiencies and profitability for their businesses.

About Intercontinental Exchange:

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.

Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and/or its affiliates is located here. Key Information Documents for certain products covered by the EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation can be accessed on the relevant exchange website under the heading "Key Information Documents (KIDS)."

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- Statements in this press release regarding ICE's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the SEC on February 4, 2021.

About DocMagic:

DocMagic, Inc. is a leading provider of fully compliant document generation, automated compliance, eSignature and comprehensive eMortgage solutions for the mortgage industry. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Torrance, Calif., DocMagic, Inc. develops award-winning software, mobile apps, processes, and web-based systems for the production and delivery of compliant loan document packages. The company's solutions connect industry participants, promote collaboration, and data integrity to execute precision-based digital lending transactions. The company's compliance experts and in-house legal staff consistently monitor legal and regulatory changes at both the federal and state levels to ensure accuracy. For more information on DocMagic, visit

© 2021 Ellie Mae, Inc., doing business as ICE Mortgage Technology. All rights reserved. Encompass(r) and the ICE Mortgage Technology logo are trademarks of the entities of ICE Mortgage Technology.

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Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles, Water and Wastes

Encore Green Environmental Technologies and Licensing Announces Water Desalination Technology Purchase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Encore Green Environmental Technologies & Licensing (EGETL) announces the purchase of water treatment technology equipment formerly known as NOMAD from XRI/Fountain Quail.

"The NOMAD desalination technology is the most capable, reliable, and energy efficient technology available to treat industrial by-product water. It's held that title for almost 20 years now and remains the only proven and cost-effective thermal evaporator available at commercial scale," said Darren Smith, Encore Green Environmental's Chief Technology Officer. "Combined with our Conservation By-Design(tm) methodology, this is the energy industry's way forward for ESG."

The agreement to purchase has been signed and set to close by June 21st. NOMAD has generated in excess of 30 million barrels of freshwater from Texas oil and gas fields alone and EGETL will be incorporating design improvements and offering the next generation NOMAD to the agricultural community.

"With our sister company, Carbon Asset Network and the nonprofit, Synergy for Ecological Solutions, this new purchase accelerates our ability to serve our agricultural partners," says John Robitaille, CEO of Encore Green Environmental and Director of Carbon Asset Network. "By cleaning by-product industrial water for surface application, we create a new source of water for the arid West. This exponentially improves soil health, which traps more carbon in the soil and roots and less carbon in our air. This is a new day for agriculture and environmentalism, with a turn-key path to meet ESG goals."

"Encore Green has developed a relationship with Brent Halldorson and we are delighted to carry on the NOMAD legacy that he and his family started in Calgary years ago. Brent and his father's vision is now coupled with agriculture where there will always be a need for freshwater," says Marvin Nash, Encore Green Environmental's Co-Founder.

Encore Green Environmental Technologies & Licensing is a sister company of Encore Green Environmental in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Business, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Free News Articles, Insurance

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Acquires Pharmaceutical Strategies Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Holdings, Inc. (EPIC) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). The move incorporates the expertise and resources of the nation's largest independent pharmacy benefit consulting firm into EPIC's Employee Benefits Consulting practice.

As a strategic partner to self-insured employers, health plans and health systems, PSG is an experienced navigator of the complex drug pricing market, and generates more than $4.8 billion in drug cost savings for clients each year.

"The opportunity to continue the next phase of our journey with EPIC is exciting," said Dave Borden, PSG Founder. "For more than 25 years, our dedicated clinicians and consultants have relentlessly advocated for clients, harnessing innovation to deliver the highest standard of pharmacy benefits consulting and technology."

Commenting on the announcement, Scott Schanen, President, EPIC National Employer Consulting, said, "Joining forces with PSG accelerates our ability to establish a new normal amid the dynamic landscape of employee engagement, health and economics. Long regarded as the industry leader in drug cost management, PSG's partnership with EPIC creates value for clients through independent, objective and sustainable solutions and strategies."

Steve Denton, EPIC CEO, added, "The cultural fit between PSG and EPIC has been apparent at every turn. We are collaborating to bring the combined expertise and breadth of service offerings to our clients and look forward to a positive 2021."

Michael Lonergan will continue to serve as PSG President and will lead the charge to develop innovative drug management solutions for U.S. plan sponsors. PSG will operate as "Pharmaceutical Strategies Group - an EPIC company."

About EPIC Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients. For more information on EPIC, visit:

About Pharmaceutical Strategies Group

PSG is the leading pharmacy intelligence and technology company solving one of healthcare's biggest challenges - rising drug costs. It provides innovative drug management solutions to many of America's largest self-funded employers and health plans, who rely on trusted advisors to improve their financial performance.

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