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The Alliven Group Names Yehuda Newman as Vice President of Acquisitions

LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- The Alliven Group, a leading New Jersey-based real estate firm, has announced the arrival of Yehuda Newman as Vice President of Acquisitions. Mr. Newman will be focusing on all aspects of new transactions with Joint Venture partners, as well as growing an in-house multifamily platform to complement The Alliven Group's already robust portfolio of joint venture properties.

"Following an extensive search, we are excited to welcome such an experienced, capable, and passionate leader to our team," said Rachel Lasry, COO of The Alliven Group. "Yehuda's background in multifamily investments is a great fit with our focus on the multifamily market, which has been very successful for us."

Prior to joining The Alliven Group, Mr. Newman spent five years at The Lightstone Group, a New York City private equity firm. His responsibilities included sourcing and underwriting potential acquisition opportunities, particularly value-add multifamily and development sites. He worked closely with the executive team, performing market research of new target MSA's; developed investment recommendations; and managed the transaction due diligence and closing processes. Mr. Newman has been instrumental in closing multimillion-dollar deals across the country, including hotels, development sites, and multifamily assets.

When sourcing new deals and reviewing the projected performance of an investment, Mr. Newman always makes it a point to visit each location and learn about it from the ground up, working to build relationships with the people behind the deal. He brings that development philosophy to The Alliven Group, which has pursued opportunities across the country. "I like to get to know the place and meet the people there, because ultimately, it's not the numbers that make the deal happen, it's the people who do it," Mr. Newman said.

"This is an exciting opportunity to develop new relationships and explore new structures," Mr. Newman added. "I look forward to leveraging my experience to create value with The Alliven Group."

About The Alliven Group

The Alliven Group is a private equity real estate firm headquartered in New Jersey with a diverse portfolio of select income-producing properties including multifamily, healthcare facilities, and office buildings. With over three decades of experience, we are known for our keen sense of market trends and timing. Our team successfully identifies opportunities and creates equity through diligent acquisitions, thoughtful development, attentive management, and targeted value-added capital improvements. Learn more:

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‘Jump Start Your Vision’ Designed for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want More

HOUSTON, Texas -- Serial Entrepreneur, Simone Adrianne, specializes in teaching women how to make an impact by turning obstacles into opportunities. Simone has created three six-figure brands: Overcoming Her, The Overcomer Club, and #TheLaunchPad since becoming an entrepreneur at the age of 23.

Her recent program, "Jump Start Your Vision," is the first online program focused solely on teaching women how to take control of their own transformation and finally say yes to their dreams.

"I created Jumpstart Your Vision to be the perfect merger between life and business," Simone explains. "When I started Overcoming Her my mission was to help other women navigate and overcome their own life's obstacles, and what I found out along the way was that many of them had aspirations of starting their own business or personal brands but didn't know the necessary steps to do it successfully. Well Jumpstart is the solution, together over the course of 6 weeks I teach you how to take your own life experiences and your current skills and turn it into a income generating machine."

This 6-week accelerator program will train and coach women into pivoting their purpose into profit by focusing on the following aspects: Personal Healing, Money Mindset and Habits, Finding Your Tribe, Branding and Creating your Signature Service.

Visit to learn more about the Jumpstart Your Vision program.

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Simone Adrianne is the founder of Overcoming Her(tm) a personal development brand that helps women navigate and overcome some of their toughest challenges. She believes that living a life that keeps you fulfilled can only happen when you identify your purpose and quickly found out that most of the women that she mentored also had dreams and desires to walk in their purpose but didn't know how, so she has made it her mission to help as many people as she can break free from the imaginary chains that hold them back.

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FormFree Taps Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP, as National Account Manager

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree(R) has appointed Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP, as national account manager. Brooks will leverage her two decades' experience supporting lender relationships with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to build new customer relationships and strengthen existing customer engagement with FormFree's flagship products, AccountChek(R) and AccountChek Plus(TM).

"Jocelyn has earned her reputation as a valued partner in guiding lenders through complex pricing, credit performance and technology adoption requirements to achieve outstanding business results," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "She will play an important role in our mission of empowering lenders to collect and verify borrower financial DNA - including asset, employment and income data - electronically in just minutes."

Prior to joining FormFree, Brooks spent 19 years in various account-facing positions at government sponsored entity (GSE) Freddie Mac, where she led cross-divisional teams to support credit unions', banks' and independent mortgage lenders' successful participation in Freddie Mac programs.

Brooks' work at Freddie Mac earned her numerous awards including the Technology Integration Award for driving lender adoption of technology tools, the Chairman's Award for leadership in client relationship management and the Outstanding Business Results Award for performance excellence. Brooks has earned the Mortgage Bankers Association's Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designation.

"I've dedicated my career to helping drive lender success through education and technology adoption," said Brooks. "I'm thrilled to join FormFree, where I can offer lenders the industry's most trusted and forward-thinking solutions for determining a borrowers' ability to repay."

About FormFree(R)

FormFree(R) is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek(R) and Passport(TM) are changing the credit decisioning landscape and encouraging lenders nationwide to incorporate a more holistic view of each borrower's financial DNA. To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree's patented verification reports representing over a trillion dollars in loan verifications.

FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, reduces origination timelines by up to 20 days and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey(TM). A HousingWire TECH100(TM) company for four consecutive years, FormFree is based in Athens, Georgia.

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Molly Quinn Named First CEO of Blind Athletes Association

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) today announced that sports marketing professional Molly Quinn has been appointed chief executive officer of the 44-year-old organization that provides sports opportunities for blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages and abilities, including at the international Paralympic level.

Quinn is USABA's first CEO, which until now has been led by an executive director position.

"Molly is uniquely qualified to take USABA to the next level, with her high-energy passion, past successful work outcomes, and proven abilities to provide transformative leadership," said Dr. Michael Bina, USABA chairman of the board. "We are grateful to executive director Mark Lucas for establishing the national Goalball Center of Excellence and earning our highly respected reputation within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement, the International Blind Sports Federation, and national blindness organizations."

Executive Director Lucas will report to the CEO.

Prior to the CEO appointment, Quinn served as Vice President, Fitness and Endurance Partnerships, for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Among her successes was re-inventing the charity's largest fundraising event, substantially elevating the participation and revenue in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon.

Throughout her career, Quinn has established executive level contacts and relationships across sports agencies, brands, national governing bodies, and non-profits.

"I am honored to serve as USABA's first CEO. I'm confident we can be a bigger part of empowering people to live and grow through sport and I'm ready to lead our mission to do just that," said Quinn.

Matt Simpson, a Rio 2016 Paralympic Games silver medalist and USABA board athlete representative, stated, "Speaking for all of our goalball athletes and members, I am extremely excited to welcome Molly. We are all incredibly grateful for the staff leadership that has brought USABA to where it is today and are optimistic about our future opportunities for blind U.S. athletes, including on the international stage at Tokyo 2020 and beyond."

Prodigy Search conducted the broad-scale recruitment process for the new hire. Quinn assumes the CEO appointment on Aug. 3.

For more information about USABA and its members, board and programs, visit


The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) was established in 1976 as a Colorado-chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt membership organization. The membership is comprised of coaches, officials, volunteers, and elite and developmental athletes, who participate in track and field, Nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon, judo, wrestling, swimming, tandem cycling, powerlifting, and goalball. The association has an operating budget and reserves of approximately $1.8 million. USABA is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors. Twenty percent of the Board members must be athletes, with the remaining trustees being independent directors. For more information, visit

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Oz Sultan Announces Campaign for New York’s 30th District State Senate Seat

HARLEM, N.Y. -- District Leader Oz Sultan announced today that he is the reformed Republican candidate for New York's 30th District for State Senate.

Sultan, a Harlem resident, has gone from a Harlem Resident to a District Leader for the 70th Assembly. In that time, he's worked with the 5 Borough Homelessness Coalition to stop blockbusting, push legislation in Albany, bring job opportunities and giving back.

"It's time to put politics aside and do what's right for Harlem. We need Community Leaders that build - and need to continue Ruby Wright's Mission. That's why I'm running for New York's State Senate 30th District, Harlem," stated Oz Sultan.

"Those of us across Harlem deserve a true leader, who is not afraid to ask questions, engage the community, demand the truth, and who will always put the needs of the district and its people before self-interest. The people deserve an independent-minded representative who is willing to fight for a stronger health care system, strategic investments in infrastructure, and getting corporate special interest money out of our politics. Most of all, we need someone in Albany who will lookout for more than just themselves."

Working in his community Sultan has been involved in Harlem for years and seen first-hand how much has been lost with the passing of leaders like Brother Akil Rose and Sister Rubye Wright. Sultan's background is 20 years in Corporate America and Startups, with a decade working with Non-profit Organizations and Interfaith groups.

"Post COVID, we are going to need the leader that has shown they are willing to first respond, as well as able to get work done in Albany. We will have bi-partisanship and cooperation."

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Is Your Food Delivery Safe? GrubGuard Provides Protection

WYANDANCH, N.Y. -- GrubGuard, a technology company founded in 2019 in Wyandanch, New York, has developed a patent-pending hardware and software solution, which aids in the protection of consumer food deliveries by reducing the risk of contamination and package tampering.

"GrubGuard is uniquely positioned to create a new category when it comes to securing consumer food orders and the method by which that food is delivered," stated GrubGuard CEO, Zachary Jones.

"We are aware that there are blind spots in the current food delivery service model. Simply put, GrubGuard is the champion for restaurants and guardian for consumers. We protect food deliveries with our tamper-proof technology that offers layers of security, allowing consumers to be notified if there is package tampering during the transit of their takeout," said Shaunta Jones, GrubGuard co-founder.

The intellectual property protecting GrubGuard's technology applies to a wide variety of food delivery packaging methods including, but not limited to, bags, boxes, clips and more.

"An introduction to Michael Nizich, Ph.D., the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center at New York Institute of Technology, proved to be exactly what we needed. They assisted in creating our functional electronic prototype, including the web application, which collects critical data and provides specific details of a potential packaging breach," shared Zachary Jones.

Dr. Nizich replied, "As a New York State Certified Business Incubator, it was an absolute pleasure for us at the ETIC at NYIT to help GrubGuard turn their idea into a functional prototype. Opportunities like this help our student engineers gain practical hands-on experience while helping regional economic efforts by helping companies like GrubGuard to succeed."

"Consumer safety is the biggest problem we face across Long Island and the country. The current pandemic, along with some unfortunate personnel infractions at delivery companies, has placed a demand for GrubGuard," said Shaunta Jones.

"Then in July of 2019, US Foods published a study* stating 28% of food delivery drivers who they polled had eaten from the orders they were delivering! And 85% of consumers questioned recommended adding tamper-evident labels or packaging. But, let's be honest, it's a bit late once the food has been compromised," added Shaunta Jones.


Zachary Jones states, "We knew our instincts were correct and that the GrubGuard system would be crucial in maintaining the initial integrity of food deliveries by notifying the restaurant and the customer that the delivery was compromised. This technology must be utilized. Especially now, during the Covid-19 pandemic. It needs to be the new standard for today's delivery economy."

GrubGuard(TM) is currently exploring commercialization, licensing and partnership opportunities.

About GrubGuard:

GrubGuard was founded by New York-based, African-American inventors and entrepreneurs, Shaunta and Zachary Jones. GrubGuard isn't their first invention, nor their last. As lifelong innovators, this couple has always been passionate about creating solutions to improve the lives of others. Advocates for the underserved, they seek to create opportunities of growth, and increase diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship through the power of intellectual property. In addition, they desire to help close the economic gap that exists in communities of color. They are the parents of three but aim to inspire many more.

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Nashville Meets Summertime Chi in Brina Kay’s New Music Video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville singer and songwriter Brina Kay released the music video for her single "Heat of the Moment" at midnight on July 10, 2020. The video was filmed last year in the city of Chicago and was directed by Joshua Lockhart of J. Lockhart media.

Originally from Schaumburg Illinois (a northwest suburb of Chicago), Kay says her song's production and lyrics were inspired by the way Chicagoans embrace the fleeting summer months. It then evolved into a story about two friends taking a step towards romance.

"The original idea was just about the weather, the literal heat of the literal moment," said Kay. "The winters here are so brutal, that when summer finally does roll around Chicagoans make the most out of every minute. We took that idea of longing for summer and used it as a metaphor for two people longing to get out of the friend zone."

The video features a variety of recognizable locations around the city, including Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Wrigleyville, and the Chicago Riverwalk. It follows Kay and her love interest (played by Andrew Haney) exploring the city together. As day turns to night, their friendship becomes more and more flirty, and both appear to be trying to muster up the courage to make a move.

"These characters have both been wanting this for so long," said Kay, "but the timing's never been right before. It takes something special for something like that to happen, and nothing feels more magical than summer in Chicago."

The music video can be viewed on YouTube, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon, and other platforms.

Co-written and produced by Mike Anderson, a Nashville-based composer and producer, "Heat of the Moment" is currently available on most streaming services.

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Controversial New Book ‘Bootlegging Kind’ Denied In Marketing Attempts

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- "Bootlegging Kind: An Indoor Story," a work of literature tapped acutely into the exploding marijuana subculture, is receiving rejection when attempting to actively promote itself on a variety of social media channels, according to the author, Ryan James Robinson.

"Despite the novel 'Bootlegging Kind' being a work of literature, it is being treated as an illicit product inappropriate for promotion," says Robinson. "Other cannabis related products face similar scorn despite legitimacy and legality. As social media overall becomes a greater and greater driver behind behavioral and purchasing patterns, 'Bootlegging Kind' and other popular products are being left out of the marketplace."

The book highlights the underground trade of marijuana in New York City but ranges far beyond in touching on issues of racism, inequality and social injustice. Simple marketing imagery, like that of a cannabis leaf, is deemed inappropriate while other, much more controversial material goes unchecked.

As Robinson argues, "Was the first amendment not intended for just such a purpose, to protect the ability to write about any topic, no matter its current legal status? Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have come under fire recently for their lack of willingness to patrol misleading or inflammatory posts, yet still maintain a stranglehold on the sanctity of social media marketing. In the end, who is ultimately deciding what we are allowed to promote, a human being or an algorithm?"

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ONE WOMAN’S LIFE IN CARDS: Imagine Seeing All the Cards You’ve Ever Received in Your Lifetime Displayed in One Place

TOPEKA, Kan. -- That's exactly what Linda M. of Topeka, Kansas has done with My Life in Cards. Linda M. celebrated her 59th birthday in 2020 and has been collecting her personal greeting cards since she was 8 years old.

Her inspiration for creating the collection is, "when I am old and alone, I can look back at these cards and remember all the people who have cared for and love me."

As the 50-year mark of her collection neared, she decided to share her collection with others. Displayed together on a single web page, her card collection creates its own unique interactive work of art. A visitor to her site can click on any the cards presented to reveal each card's contents.

The collection can be viewed at

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My Life in Cards, founded by Linda M., offers visitors to the site an option to send Linda M. their own card to add to her collection or information on creating their own online personal greeting card collection.

If you would like more information about this topic, please email Linda at

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Easyriders announces in honor of its 50th Anniversary the Classic Easyriders Complete Digital Magazine Collection in partnership with GIT Corp.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Pepper Foster, CEO of Easyriders, the rock-n-ride brand, is excited to announce "Classic Easyriders Complete Digital Magazine Collection - 50th Anniversary Special" by GIT Corp. This massive library of the history of Easyriders features 554 digital magazines.

Classic Easyriders Complete Digital Magazine Collection - 50th Anniversary Special packs 554 complete digital magazines on a USB flash drive, featuring every single issue published from June 1971 through September 2019 showcasing the vintage classic magazines and history of the eponymous magazine.

Including more than 70,000 pages of photos, historical articles from the original journalists, David Mann artwork who was a California graphic artist whose paintings celebrated biker culture, motorcycles, motorcycles and more motorcycles - let's not forget the most beautiful biker women on the planet! The USB is Windows, Mac, iOS and Android compatible.

This colossal collection releases on September 15, 2020. It will be available for purchase for $60 and is currently available for presale at:

About Easyriders:

In 1970, Easyriders was established as a platform for motorcycle enthusiasts to immerse in the rugged, on-the-road lifestyle championed by the counterculture movement and legendary riders. More than a magazine, Easyriders is now a lifestyle brand. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, Easyriders is expanding the brand to encompass exclusive, major-label product collaborations, insider events, and a quarterly coffee table-style book jam-packed with gorgeous photography and feature stories. With a nod to Easyriders' roots in independence, passion, and freedom, and with newfound emphasis on international travel, design, and entertainment, Easyriders has flown full throttle into a new era. Learn more:

About GIT Corp.:

In 2003, GIT Digital pioneered the digital revolution in the comic book industry with the line of Complete Comic Book Collection DVD-ROMs featuring the heroes of the Marvel Comics Universe. GIT's Complete Collections offered fans and collectors as many as 600-plus complete issues of these more than forty-year-old heroes on a single DVD. Their line of best-selling collections included such iconic Marvel titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, Iron Man, Star Trek comics, The National Lampoon, MAD Magazine, Archie Comics, and more. GIT's Complete Comic Book Collection have themselves become collectibles, with some titles selling on the collector's market for as much as triple their original price. Learn more:

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