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Pittsburgh Internet Consulting Announces Rebrand as PIC

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Internet Consulting announced today that it has rebranded to effectively align with its core mission as a growth-oriented marketing agency. The company's name is now PIC, and its new logo and messaging reflect a dedication to PIC's creative and value-based Walk With You Marketing™ approach.

Established in 2001, PIC seeks to forge a long-term strategic marketing partnership with each client, leveraging the PIC team's knowledge and experience to achieve each client's short- and long-term growth goals. PIC's marketing experts collaborate with the client's existing marketing team or leadership to develop a strategy and tactical roadmap, and then "walk" with the client to execute effective, data-driven marketing initiatives.

What does PIC stand for? ( Video: https://youtu.be/KRRdgTGmfRM )

PIC's Founder & President, Jeff Schroeffel, stated, "When I founded Pittsburgh Internet Consulting more than 20 years ago, I focused primarily on search engine marketing but helped organizations with a wide range of online marketing needs. We have grown to be a company with 20 full-time team members and have evolved into a full-service marketing agency focused on growth enablement."

"Relationships are at the heart of what we do," Schroeffel emphasized. "That is why we've developed our consultative and unique 'Walk With You Marketing' approach as a close partnership with each customer. For some of our partners, we are their marketing department. For others, we are a critical extension of their marketing team. In every case, the client's goals are our goals, and we're all working together to hit those goals."

PIC currently serves 50 businesses, primarily growth-focused organizations with small internal marketing teams. The agency's comprehensive marketing solutions are customized for each client, are founded on collaborative and personal relationships, and include the appropriate marketing mix from PIC's extensive skill set:

* Awareness Strategies - Search engine optimization, social media, Email

* Lead Generation Campaigns - Inbound, outbound, and account-based marketing

* Branding Strategies - Brand narrative, voice of the customer

* Competitive Intelligence - Competitor analysis, gap analysis

* Paid Media Strategies - Paid social, search engine marketing

* Website Development - Growth-driven design, strategic growth planning

* Hero Mission Strategy™️ - Move beyond buyer personas

* HubSpot® - Onboarding, consulting, marketing automation, and training

Robb Luther, PIC's V.P. of Business Development, emphasized, "PIC has a successful track record of helping businesses develop and implement marketing strategies that meet their growth goals. We are an extension of the client's marketing team and provide the level of service they need. We can do the work for them, help them do it, or teach them how to do it. In every scenario, our 'Walk With You' approach means we're constantly evaluating performance and collaborating to continuously improve the client's brand, website, and marketing initiatives."

"Marketing agencies aren't new," Luther continued. "But what we're doing at PIC is truly different and innovative, and our clients' success is proof that 'walking with PIC' delivers positive results. I strongly encourage business owners and marketing leaders to contact us to learn more about what makes PIC unique and effective, including our innovative Hero Mission Strategy."

About PIC:

PIC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a full-service growth marketing agency, providing services to local, national, and international organizations in need of a strategic, comprehensive strategic marketing campaign. Since 2001, PIC has helped businesses of every size build and execute digital and traditional marketing strategies focused on generating leads and securing and retaining new customers, all with a focus on maximizing ROI.

To learn more about PIC and request a free consultation, visit https://www.WalkWithPIC.com/ or call (412) 424-6418.

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

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EnergyCAP expands offering to include financial-grade carbon accounting

BOALSBURG, Pa., -- EnergyCAP, a leading provider of energy and sustainability enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, today announced the launch of CarbonHub, a new solution that offers financial-grade carbon accounting and sustainability reporting.

For over four decades, EnergyCAP has been the trusted software provider for over ten-thousand energy and sustainability professionals across government, education, commercial sectors, and energy service companies (ESCOs). The company has a reputation for helping clients improve energy efficiency, streamline accounting processes, reduce resource consumption, and identify opportunities for sustainable operations. Recently, in August 2022, EnergyCAP further strengthened its capabilities by acquiring Wattics, a global leader in real-time energy management and analytics monitoring software.

EnergyCAP's newest solution, CarbonHub, serves as the central repository of all carbon emissions related data, sustainability reporting, and tracking performance towards decarbonization goals. It utilizes financial-grade utility data from the EnergyCAP platform and automatically applies standard or custom factors for auditable Scope 1, 2, and 3 reporting. CarbonHub can also calculate emissions from other inputs such as onsite generation, central plants, corporate travel, supplier and distributor emissions, and more!

With the launch of CarbonHub, EnergyCAP is now the most comprehensive energy and sustainability ERP solution on the market, offering a wide range of financial-grade data analysis and reporting capabilities, including:

* Portfolio-level energy management and utility bill accounting - Powered by EnergyCAP

* Financial-grade carbon accounting and sustainability reporting - Powered by CarbonHub, an EnergyCAP Solution

* Real-time energy analytics at the building and device level - Powered by Wattics, an EnergyCAP solution

"The launch of CarbonHub marks a significant milestone in the evolution of EnergyCAP," said Tom Patterson, CEO of EnergyCAP. "We have long been recognized for providing best-in-class portfolio-level energy management and utility bill accounting. The acquisition of Wattics and the launch of CarbonHub positions us as a leading provider of comprehensive energy and sustainability ERP software. We are committed to continually innovating to meet our customers' needs to ensure that we offer the best, single source of truth for all sustainability and energy teams around the globe."

CarbonHub is now available for existing and new EnergyCAP customers to bundle with their EnergyCAP solution. For customers seeking an independent carbon accounting solution, CarbonHub will be available to purchase stand-alone in the Summer of 2023.

Learn more about CarbonHub and EnergyCAP's complete suite of Energy & Sustainability ERP solutions at Catalyst 2023 in State College, PA, April 25 - 27, 2023.

Visit https://www.energycap.com/CarbonHub/ for more information and to request a demo of the solution.

About EnergyCAP, LLC:

EnergyCAP is the leading Energy & Sustainability ERP, empowering customers with full control and understanding of their energy & sustainability data to reduce their carbon footprint and drive savings. For over forty years, thousands of public and private institutions have been using EnergyCAP to streamline accounting processes, reduce resource consumption, and identify opportunities for sustainable operations. EnergyCAP helps customers who are drowning in paper bills, manual processes, and cumbersome spreadsheets and enables them to execute, analyze, and report on the energy and decarbonization projects needed to create a more sustainable world.

Visit https://www.energycap.com/ to learn more.

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Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. Joins Agile’s Growing Broker-Dealer Network

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker-dealers onto a single electronic platform, today announced that Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. (MBS), a veteran-owned, fixed-income securities broker-dealer, has joined Agile's broker-dealer network. The addition of MBS gives lenders on Agile's growing network expanded access to competitive trades and simpler trade reconciliation across Agile's electronic RFQ platform.

"MBS is excited to offer our clients access via the Agile platform. Having worked with many lenders in Agile's network as a partner with Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT) for more than 20 years, we look forward to building on that partnership as we provide our customers with the most innovative trading experience," states Nicholas Mazzeo, Trader - Mortgage-Backed Securities at MBS. Agile clients already approved with MBS will automatically see them added as an option for individual and competitive trading, and clients interested in an introduction can contact Agile or work with their MBS representative for more information.

Agile's mission is to unlock the potential of an electronic marketplace and grow its network of lenders and broker-dealers to efficiently interact with the market and their counterparties.

"We're proud to expand our relationship with MBS and have them join Agile's broker-dealer network," shared Tawab Abawi, Director of Trading & Institutional Sales at Agile. "It has been a pleasure to work with Nicholas Mazzeo and team over the years, and we're happy to provide their loyal customers with the most innovative platform to trade TBAs."

Agile's broker-dealer network now consists of 16 broker-dealers with access to a growing pool of mortgage lenders who trade TBAs. With easy electronic access to new clients and added volume, Agile's electronic RFQ platform and MBS pool bidding provides MBS and all broker-dealers on the platform with increased trading partners and requests, heightened granularity and speed, and an excellent client experience [*NOTE 1].

About Multi-Bank Securities, Inc.

Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. (MBS) is an independent, fixed-income securities broker-dealer that has been serving institutional investors across the U.S. for more than 30 years. MBS has been certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) by the National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC). MBS is headquartered in Southfield, Mich., and serves institutional investors in all 50 states. MBS is registered with the SEC and MSRB and a member of FINRA and SIPC. In addition to offering a full array of fixed-income investment products, MBS underwrites wholesale deposits for financial institutions and is an approved underwriter for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Farmer Mac, the Federal Home Loan Banks and the Federal Farm Credit Banks. Learn more: https://www.mbssecurities.com

About Agile

The industry's first MBS fintech, Agile brings together lenders and dealers of all sizes onto a single platform. Agile facilitates the exchange of TBA MBS by securing and automating communication between mortgage lenders and broker-dealers. Agile digitizes the historically phone-based process to an electronic platform which may improve profitability and efficiency, while reducing administrative errors. Through its competitive TBA RFQ digital platform, mortgage lenders gain access to national and regional broker-dealers previously inaccessible on digital platforms, while broker-dealers gain access to an ever-growing network of lenders. Based in Philadelphia, Agile Trading Technologies supports a national network of clients with a team of capital markets professionals who have deep trading experience at financial organizations of every size. Learn more: https://trade-agile.com/.

NOTES/REFERENCES:

[*NOTE 1] Past results do not guarantee future performance. Source: MCT Study of Digital RFQ Implementation February 2021

Related link: https://trade-agile.com/

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Southstate|Duncanwilliams Securities Corp Joins Agile’s Broker-Dealer Network

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker-dealers onto a single electronic platform, today announced that SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp., a FINRA-regulated wholly owned subsidiary of SouthState Bank, N.A, has joined Agile's broker-dealer network. SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. has been conducting TBA trades with better efficiency to execute at competitive pricing via Agile as of August 2022.

"I like the efficiency of an electronic quote and the speed of the trade," states Tony Mun, Head of TBA Trading Desk/Business at SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. "The ability to adjust levels while the bid/ask is 'open' is a big differentiator, and I'm a big fan of the ability to sort/filter various functionalities within the Agile platform." Agile's technology removes manual calls, freeing up time and reducing the need to be on the phone all day.

Tony explained that the main difference between an Agile and non-Agile process is the quote mechanism. "I typically receive a phone call versus an electronic submission. My market assessment process remains the same." Agile's platform reduces the possibility of human error so broker-dealers can efficiently interact with the market [*see Note 1]. "The levels the clients receive are good, the process is quick and efficient and the platform provides decent liquidity for clients," says Mun.

"My personal experience with the Agile team has been exceptional. I have a long history with MCT so my interaction with Agile and this new platform should be seamless and highly productive," further emphasized Tony. "I, personally, am excited to work with and help originators grow their businesses while providing stable and consistent liquidity for their hedging needs. It is our hope and intention to build relationships over the years and ideally help the clients achieve their growth and business objectives," he added.

Agile's mission is to unlock the potential of an electronic marketplace and grow its network of lenders and broker-dealers to efficiently interact with the market and their counterparties. The idea of electronic trading isn't new, but for the mortgage originator, it's "game-changing," according to Mun.

"We're proud to have SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. join Agile's broker-dealer network," shared Tawab Abawi, Director of Trading & Institutional Sales at Agile. "Tony and his team will bring additional liquidity and price transparency at an important time in the market for the mortgage industry."

When it comes to TBA trading, Tony believes that "the Agile platform has and will require the broker-dealer universe to rethink their business model as well as the IT approach as it relates to future clients."

About Tony Mun

Tony Mun is a fixed-income professional with a varied background in mortgage pass-throughs, whole loan strategy, and securitization.

About SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp.

SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp., a registered member of FINRA and SIPC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SouthState Bank, N.A. (SSB). SouthState|DuncanWilliams Capital Markets is a division of SSB and is not registered as a broker-dealer. SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. and SouthState|DuncanWilliams Capital Markets are collectively referred to as "SouthState|DuncanWilliams". Securities may be offered to Institutional customers through either SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. or SouthState|DuncanWilliams Capital Markets. Broker-dealer services are offered by SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. Securities and investment products offered through SouthState|DuncanWilliams are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not bank guaranteed, are not bank deposits or obligations, and may lose value. To learn more, please visit: https://trade-agile.com/broker-dealers/southstate-duncanwilliams/

About Agile

The industry's first MBS fintech, Agile brings together lenders and dealers of all sizes onto a single platform. Agile facilitates the exchange of TBA MBS by securing and automating communication between mortgage lenders and broker-dealers. Agile digitizes the historically phone-based process to an electronic platform which may improve profitability and efficiency, while reducing administrative errors. Through its competitive TBA RFQ digital platform, mortgage lenders gain access to national and regional broker-dealers previously inaccessible on digital platforms, while broker-dealers gain access to an

ever-growing network of lenders. Based in Philadelphia, Agile Trading Technologies supports a national network of clients with a team of capital markets professionals who have deep trading experience at financial organizations of every size. Learn more: https://trade-agile.com/.

Media Contact: Agile@fullyvested.com

Works Cited

Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other clients, and past results are not a guarantee of future performance or success.

Benefits and metrics listed in this document were sourced from the MCT Study of Digital RFQ Implementation, July 2021 found at mct-trading.com\study-of-digital-rfq-implementation. Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT) is a client of Agile Trading Technologies and active user of the Agile RFQ platform.

This study measured the change in phone use, productivity, and TBA execution associated with the implementation of Agile Trading Technology's RFQ platform (Agile RFQ), as well as the experiences of platform users. The study encompassed over 250 mortgage lender clients of MCT who either used Agile RFQ to support their own TBA trading, or Agile RFQ was used by MCT traders to support TBA trading on their behalf. The study measured the month of January 2021 (after implementation) against the month

of January 2020 (before implementation). Data was collected through MCT reports on TBA trading activity and surveys of platform users. Possible limitations of the study include the relatively.

NOTES:

[*Note 1] MCT Study of Digital RFQ Implementation, see Works Cited for details.

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Fred ‘Mister’ Rogers’ Family/Sister’s estate items to be auctioned

LATROBE, Pa. -- The contents of the summer home of Fred Rogers ("Mister Rogers Neighborhood") family are being offered online by Reed's Auction Company. Mr. Rogers' sister, Nancy Rogers Crozier and her husband Dan made the Latrobe summer home, their permanent home.

Auction owner Jason Reed exclaims, "It's an honor to represent this family. This was Mr. Rogers' and sister Nancy's family summer estate where they spent a lot of time. The estate has so many unique items, many that have been here for well over a hundred years."

Many of the items being auctioned are all from the original McFeely/Rogers Family summer estate. This is where the family would spend its summers when Fred and his sister were children in Latrobe, PA. The contents of 2 main houses, a cabin, wood shop, and multiple garages are being auctioned. There also will be a preview where potential buyers can see the items prior to placing their bids.

The online auctions will take place over 3 different sales at http://www.reedsauctionco.com/ through Hibid. You must register to bid on the site but is open to all to enjoy and add a treasure from this estate because there are so many items being offered.

There is a lot of variety in the sale from statues by Walter T. Matia, several antique sterling silver sets, artwork, collectibles to household items and furniture. Buyers can find other items such as vintage toys, even a large Arnold Palmer autograph collection. The Reed's Auction Company website under "Online Auctions" will detail the address, times, preview information and dates for each of the three auctions. The first and second auctions has started online with the 3rd to follow shortly after and will run for 2 weeks.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Find the auctions at http://www.reedsauctionco.com/ under "Online Auctions" then under "Crozier Estate/Fred Rogers' Sister"

* Auction 1 is online now and ends Tuesday, November 15th

* Auction 2 is online now, ends Sunday, November 20th

* Auction 3 to follow shortly after, dates to be determined

* Public Preview of items for Auctions 1 and 2 on Friday, November 11th at the estate property at 139 Old Orchard Drive, Latrobe PA 15650.

About Reed's Auction Co:

Reed's Auction Co. is a second-generation Auction Company that started in 1963 and has evolved from a traditional live auction to a modern online auction format. Specializing in Estates we help families throughout western Pennsylvania navigate the emotionally tough process of losing a loved one while liquidating his or her possessions. To ensure we maximize our available bidders, we have a shipping department that can send the winning items anywhere in the U.S.

Related link: http://reedsauctionco.com/

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Veteran Marketing and Sales Leader, Blaine Clapper, Joins Pittsburgh Internet Consulting, Inc. as a Partner and Director of Marketing

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Internet Consulting (PIC) announced today the addition of Blaine Clapper to its experienced marketing consulting leadership team. Clapper joins PIC following his previous roles as Chief Marketing Officer at EnergyCAP, LLC and Sr. Director of B2B Marketing at AccuWeather, Inc. He will be based in State College, PA and will report to Robb Luther, V.P. of Business Development.

Prior to joining EnergyCAP in 2008, Clapper led strategic marketing consulting services at State College-based marketing agency Lazerpro Digital Media Group, Inc., where he served as Vice President for seven years. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business.

As PIC's Director of Marketing, Clapper will lead the company's internal marketing strategy and initiatives and will also serve as a marketing and sales consultant to PIC's rapidly expanding customer base of growth-focused businesses. Clapper will assume the lead role in developing and delivering new consulting offerings, including Voice-of-the-Customer research and CMO-as-a-Service.

"Blaine is a welcome and necessary addition to our team," stated Robb Luther. "We have always strived to lead by example with our own marketing and demonstrate to our current and prospective clients how to achieve great results. PIC has built a strong brand reputation and many valued customer relationships over the past two decades, and I'm excited for Blaine to be taking the helm, not only in promoting PIC, but also in delivering sound strategic marketing leadership, insight, and planning to our clients. His leadership qualities and previous experiences are in sync with PIC's culture and dedication to long-term client relationships, and we know Blaine will have a large positive impact."

Established in 2001, PIC seeks to forge a long-term strategic marketing partnership with each client, leveraging the PIC team's knowledge and experience to achieve each client's marketing and sales objectives. PIC's marketing experts collaborate with the client's existing marketing team and leadership to develop a strategy and tactical roadmap, and then, via its unique Walk With You Marketing™ approach, work closely with each client to execute effective, data-driven marketing initiatives.

"I am very excited about joining the PIC team and am eager to contribute," said Clapper. "I have always enjoyed helping growth-oriented businesses build their brand and establish effective marketing and sales foundations, setting them up for long-term success. I'm grateful for the opportunity to do what I love and to work daily with the highly skilled and customer-focused PIC team."

PIC's president, Jeff Schroeffel shared his excitement about what the addition means for PIC clients. "Blaine is an incredible addition to our team. I've worked with him during our shared time at Lazerpro and as a client of PIC on several occasions. He's a talented marketing professional and will immediately benefit our clients. Blaine epitomizes the PIC Core Values and this makes PIC a stronger agency as of today."

PIC's comprehensive marketing solutions are fully customized for each client, are founded on highly collaborative and personal relationships, and include the appropriate marketing mix from PIC's extensive solution set:

* Lead generation campaigns-inbound, outbound, and account-based marketing (ABM)

* Website design, development, and promotion

* Search engine optimization (SEO)

* Pay-per-click and search engine marketing (SEM)

* Buyer persona-based content development

* Social media marketing

* HubSpot® onboarding, consulting, and training

"It's clear that Blaine is driven by PIC's mission and excited about helping us and our clients grow," added Luther. "I'm enthusiastic about what our team will do together."

About PIC:

Pittsburgh Internet Consulting, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a full-service growth marketing agency, providing services to local, national, and international organizations in need of a strategic, comprehensive marketing strategy. For more than 20 years, PIC has helped businesses of every size build and execute digital marketing strategies focused on generating leads and securing and retaining new customers, all with a focus on maximizing ROI.

To learn more about PIC and request a free evaluation, visit https://www.piconsulting.com/ or call (412) 324-3121.

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EPIC Welcomes Kerry Connor – Joins as National Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kerry Connor has joined EPIC to lead its National Voluntary Benefits Practice. With over 20 years of experience in the voluntary benefits space, Connor will utilize her subject matter expertise to support EPIC account teams and clients with the design, funding, and delivery of the full spectrum of voluntary benefit offerings. She will be based in the Philadelphia area.

Early in her career, Connor's aspirations focused on the voluntary benefits area. Her first step was the ownership of an enrollment firm, which served the brokerage community and companies directly in the mid and large markets. The firm was sold after 15 years to a top 100 bank. Next, her expertise in this unique space was sought out by two leading cyber security companies where she served as top national director of sales at both. Most recently, while at Genomic Life, Connor partnered closely with consultants, enrollment firms, benefits administration providers and employers across all markets on the development and delivery of new and innovative genomic benefit programs.

"Kerry brings a great balance of direct sales experience as well as working collaboratively with the brokerage community. I have no doubt that her leadership will bring incredible value to our clients either directly or through their current EPIC advisors. Workforce changes have made customization of family benefits on an individual basis an essential service," commented Craig Hasday, President, National Employee Benefits Practice.

Connor holds a B.S. in Marketing from Drexel University.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants:

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail insurance brokerage, has more than 2,800 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 clients. EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S.

Learn more: https://www.epicbrokers.com/

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EPIC Announces Strategic Hires in Northeast, Poises Firm for Regional Growth in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has hired a team of producers to support regional expansion in Pennsylvania.

Joining the firm as principals are Pamela Barbush, Brian Floyd, David Schlosberg, and John Shingara. The team will be responsible for business development in employee benefits, as well as property and casualty lines at EPIC.

With over 12 years of experience, Schlosberg focuses on business development, most recently as vice president at an independent brokerage firm. He completed his MBA in 2020 and holds the insurance designations of CPCU and CIC. Barbush specializes in group casualty and single parent captives. She has over 40 years of experience, dedicating the past 22 years exclusively to captive insurance with mid to large commercial clients with a focus on the construction industry.

Floyd and Shingara both bring a background in employee benefits consulting. Floyd concentrates on mid and large group markets and is a healthcare consortium and self-funded expert. He holds the designation of Advanced Charter Benefits. Shingara is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist. His experience includes captives, self-insurance, and other risk financing techniques.

Len Scioscia, EPIC Northeast Region President, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Pamela, Brian, David, and John to EPIC in their new roles. The team, to be based near Harrisburg in central Pennsylvania, will contribute to our buildout in Pennsylvania. We currently have a Pittsburgh office and are excited to expand further across the state."

About EPIC Brokers & Consultants:

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants has more than 2,800 team members operating from more than eighty 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: https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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VALENTIS Enters into Agreements For IPO/Financial Advisory Services

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Valentis International Group, Inc. has entered into agreements for investment consultancy and advisory services related to expansion and moving the company towards an initial public offering (IPO) public listing on a major exchange or trading medium.

The new advisors to Valentis will expand on a current, successful relationship with OGGI Equity, a global consulting group launched from Milan, Italy, since 2017. OGGI has and will continue to provide various advisory and market related services to Valentis.

Valentis has executed an investment advisory/consulting contract with MD Global Partners, a leading boutique advisory firm based in New York, established in 2006. MDG is a registered FINRA broker-dealer. The Principal has had a Wall Street presence since the early 90s. MDG will be providing strategic advisory services in anticipation of further capital raises and forward progress towards a targeted IPO listing and trading currently forecasted to be a NASDAQ public listing.

To facilitate its growth through mergers and acquisitions, Valentis has tapped Murphy Business and Financial Corporation, based in Clearwater, Florida. Murphy is a leading, trusted, and experienced advisor that has closed over $2 billion in transactions. Murphy Business and Financial Corp. will be primarily responsible for representing the interest of Valentis to target acquisitions.

Marnie Sutch, CEO of Valentis, said, "We are delighted to be working with MD Global Partners and Murphy Business and Financial Group, on our strategic growth. We are laser focused on increasing our revenues and valuation both organically and through targeted acquisitions. These partnerships substantially expand our opportunities and help facilitate our evolving relationship with OGGI Equity. The current social, political and media environment focused on public and facilities safety, makes us poised for expansion and high valuation."

About Valentis:

Valentis is a fully operational security logistics and risk management solution for a variety of clients and security concerns. We are growing domestically, and envision global ventures, with services and products under development to create a network of global affiliates, lead through branding, and expand our clients; financial institutions, governments, religious facilities, maritime, cybersecurity, combined with specially developed training, software and telecommunication consultancy, and more. We are mindful and committed and care about our clients, team, and shareholders.

CONTACT: Martha Hunter

mhunter@valentisinc.com

About OGGI Equity:

OGGI Equity is a Private Equity and Consultancy firm with offices in Europe, Middle East and the USA. OGGI guides and takes positions in emerging companies and projects operating in diversified sectors and assists these entities in multiple advisory areas including infrastructure, business strategy, strategic relationships, both business and political, as well as capital raising and financial market services.

CONTACT:

enquire@oggiequity.org

About MD Global Partners:

MD Global Partners is a leading Manhattan-based investment bank, partner & advisory that serves small & mid-cap companies. We assist our clients in achieving their strategic and financial goals by offering comprehensive advisory and financial services across all major industry sectors.

CONTACT:

info@mdgpartners.com

About Murphy Business and Financial Corporation:

Murphy Business is one of the largest and most successful business brokerage firms in North America. Murphy represents both buyers and sellers with conveniently located offices throughout the United States and Canada to provide business broker expertise that accommodates the diverse needs of clientele in many business sectors.

Contact: William E. Ilgenfritz

W.ilgenfritz@murphybusiness.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking information about future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. That includes the possibility that the business outlined in this press release cannot be concluded for some reason. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to vary. We make no undertaking, by this informative document, to achieve these or to update statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Nothing herein is an offer or solicitation of an offer for the sale of any security.

Related link: https://valentisinternational.com/

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Agile Launches Agile Chat for Lenders and Broker Dealers

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker dealers onto a single electronic platform, today announced the launch of Agile Chat, a new chat feature designed to increase transparency and efficiency between lenders and broker dealers.

With the addition of messaging functionality on Agile's electronic MBS platform, dealers and lenders can discuss transaction details, trade levels, MBS pooling, and more through the embedded functionality. As Agile builds on its mission to digitize TBA MBS trading, the chat functionality has been designed to help close the gap between trading counterparties and encourage a sense of community.

"The new chat functionality deepens the lines of communication between dealers and lenders for a more efficient trading experience," said Andrew Rhodes, Director of Technology at Agile. "We believe that every counterparty deserves access to a fair, efficient, and transparent marketplace, and we hope this feature will help streamline communication between lenders and dealers on our platform and further democratize TBA MBS trading."

Agile Chat is enabled with retention and monitoring features for compliance and is ready for use on Agile's electronic platform today. Chat will further enhance Agile's TBA RFQ Platform and MBS Pool Bidding. The combined offerings give the MBS market participants the ability to achieve best execution from any device, anywhere and anytime.

To learn more about Agile's award-winning software which enables lenders and dealers to gain much-needed efficiencies and data through technology, visit https://trade-agile.com/.

To schedule a demo of Agile's new Agile Chat feature, please visit https://trade-agile.com/contact-us/.

About Agile:

The industry's first MBS fintech, Agile brings together lenders and dealers of all sizes onto a single platform. Agile facilitates the exchange of TBA MBS by securing and automating communication between mortgage lenders and broker-dealers. Agile digitizes the historically phone-based process to an electronic platform which may improve profitability and efficiency, while reducing administrative errors. Through its competitive TBA RFQ digital platform, mortgage lenders gain access to national and regional broker-dealers previously inaccessible on digital platforms, while broker-dealers gain access to an ever-growing network of lenders.

Based in Philadelphia, Agile Trading Technologies supports a national network of clients with a team of capital markets professionals who have deep trading experience at financial organizations of every size.

Related link: https://trade-agile.com/

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