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OCEANSIDE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A delegation from the State of Wisconsin is in Camp Pendleton today to launch a transitioning veteran outreach program to help fill the more than 90,000 job opportunities in the state. The delegation of representatives from state government and Wisconsin businesses will highlight the state’s career and lifestyle opportunities at the Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit that will take place on Aug. 29-30. Hiring Our Heroes is an initiative of the U.S. Chamber o
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HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via CryptoCurrencyWire – Discover Blockchains, a leader in advancing the adoption of blockchain technology, is taking the concept of experiential education into the world of blockchains and crypto-assets with a one-day seminar Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Houston, Texas. The Imperial Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Houston will be hosting an action-packed day of short form lectures and networking events designed to expose attendees to blockchain’s distributed ledger technology as it steers the world toward a more transparent economy.Veterans and newcomers to the rapidly evolving world of blockchains and cryptocurrency can choose from an enticing lineup of session leaders arriving straight from the frontlines of the blockchain and crypto asset industry. Discover Blockchains moves beyond blockchain’s fascinating history, although that’s covered too, to a series of educational discussions on blockchain and crypto-issues that matter in the here-and-now.
An exciting selection of session topics tackles regulatory issues, wealth management with crypto assets, applications of blockchain for everyday life, how to evaluate crypto asset exchanges and safely manage a portfolio, crypto security and privacy concerns, how to get involved with crypto-projects supporting communities, and many more ideas.
Discover Blockchain’s speaker selection is intriguing with industry experts arriving from a variety of blockchain and cryptocurrency fields of thought. Among the session speakers are:
· Sarang Noether, Ph.D., mathematician at Monero Research Lab
· Joshua Shane, CMO at lifeID
· Kyle Rea, CEO at AYFP.net
· Frank Makrides, founder and CEO of Tunnel
· Kelly LeValley Hunt, Global VP of Sales at BlockApps
· Miles Paschini, Founder of B21
Discover Blockchains is open to the public and welcomes crypto enthusiasts of all ages. Blockchain education advocates are slated to provide additional insight into the world of promoting, encouraging and developing the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Join Discover Blockchains on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, Texas, for a day of discovery, education and enlightenment. Early bird tickets are $139 and available for a limited time. A variety of cryptocurrencies are accepted for payment and a money-saving promo code is available.
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A group of Calgary veterans have banded together to help other former military members with the creation of a new food bank that will open after the facility now in operation closes next year.
Reported by CTV News 2 hours ago.
Three consumer tech veterans challenge their industry by creating better personal tech products using eco-friendly materials, lower prices and a plan for addressing the e-waste problem. Source: Nimble
COSTA MESA, Calif. (PRWEB) August 29, 2018
Nimble -- a consumer tech brand committed to creating high-quality, eco-friendly tech products at lower costs -- announced its launch today. The direct-to-consumer startup also introduced its wireless charging products and 18W USB Type-C PD portable chargers as the first of many product categories to come.
Leveraging the industry experience of its co-founders, Nimble wants to change how people think about the technology they use every day and its impact on the world.
To accomplish this, Nimble focuses on beautiful design and leading performance; using sustainable materials for products and packaging; holding suppliers to strict guidelines; providing transparency around production and pricing; and addressing the growing problem of electronic waste through a recycling initiative tied to the purchase of every product.
“We believe people should know how their products are made, where they come from and what the impact is on the world,” said Ross Howe, CEO and Co-Founder of Nimble. “Simply put, we make great personal tech products, more thoughtfully.”
Nimble products use plant-based bioplastics; fabric made from 100% organic hemp and recycled PET from plastic bottles; recyclable aluminum; zero paints or toxic substances; and each includes a signature speckle TPE texture made with natural mineral crystals to create a design unique to every product.
Nimble’s plastic-free packaging is 100% recycled scrap paper with no harmful inks, adhesives or dyes; making it 100% compostable.
Along with low-impact materials, Nimble prioritizes product reliability and exclusive features.
The Nimble Wireless Pad is a high-output, Qi-enabled wireless charging pad for powering all latest iPhones at 7.5W and other smartphones at up to 10W. It includes a USB Type-C high-speed charging input port, and an extra USB-A output port to charge a second device, simultaneously.
Available for $39.95.
The Nimble Wireless Travel Kit pairs the Wireless Pad with the Nimble Dual USB Wall Charger, which offers built-in cable management and two high-speed charging ports. It magnetically connects with the Wireless Pad to form a compact shell for optimal portability.
Available for $59.95.
The Nimble Wireless Stand is a high-output, Qi-enabled charging pad for charging all latest iPhones at 7.5W and other smartphones at up to 10W. It includes a kickstand for charging phones upright or lying flat, a USB Type-C high-speed charging input port, and an extra USB-A output port for charging a second device.
Available for $49.95.
The Nimble Wireless Dual Pad is a high-output, Qi-enabled charging pad for powering two smartphones simultaneously. Charges iPhones, Samsung phones, and other Qi-enabled phones at 5W, 7.5W or 10W, and includes a USB Type-C high-speed charging input port.
Available for $49.95.
The Wireless Pad, Wireless Dual Pad and Wireless Stand come with a QC 3.0 USB wall charger and high-speed USB-A to USB-C cable. The Dual USB Wall Charger is also compatible with any wireless product for convenient cable management and portability.
All wireless products are available in two colors; charcoal grey and light grey.
Nimble offers four different portable chargers to safely fast-charge any mobile device including smartphones, tablets, Bluetooth speakers, wearables and more.
Nimble Portable Chargers are available in 10K, 13K, 20K and 26K mAh capacities and include a 18W USB Type-C PD fast-charging input/output port and QC 3.0 quick-charging USB-A port for charging 3x faster than standard phone chargers; up to four charging output ports; and a multi-color LED gauge to monitor battery levels and charging modes. All are housed in premium, recyclable aluminum.
A detachable, magnetic cable management feature provides a distinct option for avoiding the often messy task of untangling cables while traveling.
Available from $49.95 to $99.95.
In partnership with Homeboy Electronics Recycling, Nimble is introducing the One-for-One Tech Recovery Project. To help offset the growing amount of e-waste, Nimble will recycle up to one pound of e-waste for every product sold.
Each product comes with an envelope for mailing in old or unused electronics directly to Homeboy for proper reclamation. Nimble also provides a free shipping label, which customers can print from its website.
Nimble is committed to becoming e-waste neutral by 2022 through recovery of an equal amount of e-waste as it adds in new products each year.
Based in Los Angeles, Homeboy Electronics Recycling offers certified and secure recycling and data destruction services to businesses, governmental organizations and residences while providing permanent jobs for women and men who face systemic barriers to employment.
To learn more, visit http://www.gonimble.com. Nimble products will also be available via Amazon in the coming days.
Follow Nimble on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@nimbleforgood). Reported by PRWeb 2 hours ago.
Forty incoming Veteran students attended the full-day orientation event on August 18
BRONX, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 29, 2018
Every year, nearly 500 Veteran students study at Fordham University. Most enter through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS), which offers programs designed for adult learners. In an effort to ease the transition back to civilian life, PCS recently launched a new transition program for its incoming Veteran students. Forty Veterans were welcomed at an all-day orientation event at Fordham’s Rose Hill Campus on Saturday, August 18.
“The transition from military to civilian life is nothing short of challenging,” said Wesley Wilson, president, Student Veterans Association, Fordham University. “In addition to connecting new student Veterans with resources and services that are beneficial to their ascension to success, this orientation will help ease the anxiety associated with transitioning on a grander scale.”
Studies show that it can be overwhelming for Veterans to adjust to civilian life after service. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2014, rates of suicide were highest among younger Veterans (ages 18-29) and risk for suicide was 22-percent higher among Veterans compared to U.S. civilian adults.
The PCS orientation introduced new Veteran students to a support network of current Veteran students and Fordham staff, to help alleviate the burden of transitioning back to civilian life and the classroom. Students were briefed on the recent changes to the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (“Forever GI Bill”), which enhance or expand Veterans’ education benefits over the next few years. They also attended presentations on how to take advantage of student life at Fordham, including career services, the writing center, Veteran mentorship and community service opportunities.
Beyond the day’s informational sessions and campus tour, students rang Fordham’s famous Victory Bell, a gift from Admiral Chester Nimitz to commemorate soldiers in World War II that was first rung by President Harry Truman. To conclude the orientation, students joined PCS alumnus, Veteran, entrepreneur and Bronx local Kentavious White (owner of Kens Party Bus and Food Truck) for a tour of Little Italy.
“Fordham is a recognized ‘Yellow Ribbon school. I am proud to say that, this fall, PCS is offering unlimited seats of 100-percent coverage of tuition and fees/expenses for eligible post-9/11 Veterans or their dependents,” said Anthony R. Davidson, Ph.D., MBA, dean of PCS. “As Americans, we owe our Veterans a tremendous debt of gratitude for their service, and we want to support them in every way. That includes always working to remove financial barriers and any other obstacles that may stop them from pursuing a top-rated degree.”
For more information about Veterans at Fordham, visit https://www.fordham.edu/info/20728/veterans.
ABOUT THE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL AND CONTINUING STUDIES
The Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) offers students a quality education in a small, personalized atmosphere that promotes individual growth and exploration. With three convenient campus locations – Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Rose Hill in the Bronx and West Harrison in Westchester, PCS is poised to meet students’ academic needs. Classes are offered evenings, weekends and online in areas including Business, Organizational Leadership, Economics, Legal and Policy Studies, and Social Work. Certificates in Digital and Social Media Marketing and Human Resource Management are also available, as well as Post-Baccalaureate / Pre-Medical / Pre-Health. The Fordham Real Estate Institute, which is part of PCS, offers a Master’s Degree and multiple Certificate Programs in Real Estate at the Westchester and Lincoln Center campuses. Visit http://www.pcs.fordham.edu for more information. Reported by PRWeb 2 hours ago.
Vehicles Donated for Benefit of Recovering Veterans
Auburn Hills, MI and Moab, UT, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mahindra Automotive North America, with operations based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, announces a long-reaching agreement to support the efforts of Adventure Vet, a 501c.3 located in Moab, Utah. The charitable donation of ROXOR off-road vehicles is part of a broader “Mahindra Rise” program designed to assist in the recovery of returning veterans, primarily from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. The sponsorship will allow veterans to more fully enjoy the rugged back country in one of the world’s most beautiful places.
“It’s an honor to be associated with Adventure Vet and the great work they’re doing, and of course the returning veterans who visit this incredible location,” stated Mr. Richard Ansell, Vice President Marketing for MANA. “We want to do our part to assist returning vets, many of whom face significant challenges,” Ansell said. We hope getting these guys back on the trails will aid in their recovery.” Founder and President of Adventure Vet, Mr. Dave Frey, agreed and stated, “We welcome Mahindra and the off-road adventure experience they’ll be giving our vets in a rugged and beautiful environment – one more step on the road to helping them feel alive and fulfilled.”
The ROXOR off-road vehicle launched in March of 2018 is being fully assembled and supported at a new 150,000 square foot facility in Auburn Hills. Mahindra has been building rugged and durable vehicles for over 70 years including tractors, automobiles, trucks, military vehicles, airplanes, motorcycles and more. The ROXOR off-road vehicle is the latest addition. See more at www.roxoroffroad.com.
Dave Frey, enjoyed his on-site visit to the ROXOR production facility in July where he visited with veterans working for the company and on the Michigan-based assembly line. His vehicles were delivered to Moab, Utah in August. The Adventure Vet operation consists of a 10-acre house and ranch near Moab’s Red Cliffs Lodge where vets “get back to living” by experiencing outdoor, health and wellness activities. These include life-saving holistic programs, motorcycle/UTV activities, river rafting, horseback riding along with dietary and nutritional training. For more information, go to www.adventurevet.org.
*About Mahindra Automotive North America*
Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) is the North American headquarters of the $20B Mahindra Group’s automotive division. Established in 2013, MANA now employs over 400 people, and became the first automotive OEM to launch a manufacturing operation in SE Michigan in over 25 years when it began producing the ROXOR off-road vehicle earlier this year in Auburn Hills, MI. Working with affiliate Mahindra teams in India, Italy and Korea, MANA also continues to fulfill its mission as a center of automotive engineering excellence, which includes automotive design, engineering and vehicle development, and is led by a team of veteran industry executives, engineers and designers. For more information, visit www.mahindraautomotivena.com and www.roxoroffroad.com
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CONTACT: Eric Anderson
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ANDERSON.ERIC@mahindra.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.
Veterans with disabilities to tackle the Grand Canyon
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- No Barriers and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced the team of veterans with disabilities selected for the 2018 Grand Canyon Veteran Wilderness Expedition. Veterans from Alabama, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas were chosen to participate in the Raytheon-funded expedition October 19-27.“When our brave men and women in uniform return from the battlespace with physical, mental or emotional injuries, we want to help them overcome their challenges and rebuild their lives,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. “Partnering with No Barriers Warriors on these challenging expeditions is one way Raytheon gives back to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who have sacrificed so much for their country.”
Participants in all No Barriers programs face challenges ranging from emotional and physical trauma to impaired senses and chronic pain. Some experience combat flashbacks and survivor’s guilt, while others continue to struggle with readjusting to civilian life. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are common injuries among the warriors. The 2018 Grand Canyon Veteran Wilderness Expedition team includes:
· Craig Lashley, U.S. Navy, Alabama
· Robert Nuttall, U.S. Army, Texas
· Justin Ballard, U.S. Air Force, Arizona
· Christopher Byrne, U.S. Army, Texas
· Magdalena Gradkowsa, U.S. Army, Arizona
· Candice Muir, U.S. Army, Arizona
· Mark Edinger, U.S. Army, New Mexico
· Javier Colon Mendoza, U.S. Army, Texas
· Jeremy Spruce, U.S. Army, Arizona
· Tamara Turnbull, U.S. Air Force, New Mexico
· Tracy Garcia, U.S. Army, Texas
· Bobbie Holland, U.S. Army, New Mexico
· Ronald Pugh, U.S. Marine Corps, Alabama
· Alumni Coach – James Bishop, U.S. Army, Texas
This is the fifth year Raytheon and the non-profit No Barriers USA have partnered for a veteran wilderness expedition. Previous journeys took teams to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and the Wind River Range in Wyoming. These expeditions are designed to push participants physically and mentally, while providing a foundation for stretching goals, facing adversity, and leading others.
*About No Barriers*What barriers do you face? This question lies at the heart of our organization. Whether in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges that can prevent us from reaching our full potential. At No Barriers, we believe that what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way. No Barriers empowers people of all walks of life to overcome obstacles, live a life of purpose, and give back to the world, all through our ground-breaking curriculum, the No Barriers Life. Learn more about No Barriers at NoBarriersUSA.org.
*About No Barriers Warriors*No Barriers Warriors is a program of No Barriers USA focused on improving the lives of veterans with disabilities through transformative, curriculum-based expeditions in challenging outdoor environments. Each No Barriers Warriors expedition is designed to push veterans mentally and physically in some of nature’s more incredible wilderness settings. We create a safe space and encourage them to reflect on their past, recognize where they are in the present and then look with positivity to the future. The experience serves as a catalyst for change as veterans stretch their boundaries, innovate through adversity, and build lifelong rope teams.*About Raytheon*Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I^TM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.
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A PDF accompanying this announcement is available at http://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/30709f82-d504-4fae-945b-e8f58890c94a Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the first of two days of services in Arizona to honor Sen. John McCain (all times local):8:05 a.m.Veterans and constituents are already lining up around the Arizona State Capitol to pay their respects...
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GoPoké, Salads UP and Sugapeach Chicken & Fish Fry will compete in the annual Perfect Pitch competition during the Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 7-9 in Seattle.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PRWEB) August 29, 2018
Take three unique start-up restaurant concepts, add in four passionate leaders, and top it off with three industry insiders serving as advisers, and you have the recipe for this year's Perfect Pitch — the annual contest we host during each Fast Casual Executive Summit to reveal three of the industry's hottest new brands. This year's Summit is Oct. 7-9 in Seattle with the Perfect Pitch kicking things off on day three.
After sifting through tons of applicants vying for stage time, we chose:
GoPoké — "A taste of Hawaii in Seattle."· Website: gopokeseattle.com
· Founded: 2016
· HQ: Seattle
· Owner: Bayley Le
· Number of locations: 1
· About: Built by three brothers from Hawaii, it serves authentic Hawaiian poke and desserts in the form of fresh Ahi, Salmon, Tako, and Tofu in the form of ready-to-eat rice/salad bowls, pokerittos and by the pound. It also serves shave ice, dole whip and tropical homemade drinks.
Salads UP — "The journey continues, come in and say S'UP!"· Website: saladsup.com
· Founded: 2015
· HQ: Michigan
· Owner: Robby Mayer and Max Steir
· Numberof locations: 3
· About: Created by two University of Michigan graduates looking to bring healthier options to college towns and a brand that resonated with the unique lifestyle of a college student, Salads UP opened in 2015, in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the University of Michigan campus The menu consists of signature and customizable salads and warm grain bowls as well as smoothies and signature juice blends. It now has two other locations in Madison, Wisconsin on the University of Wisconsin campus.
Sugapeach Chicken & Fish Fry — "We want to be the first National Soul Food Restaurant."· Website: sugapeach.com
· Founded: 2016
· HQ: North Liberty, Iowa
· Owner: Chad Simmons and Iowa Soul Food Company
· Number of locations: 1
· About: Founded by Carol "Sweetiepie" Cater-Simmons, Sugapeach's soul food brand offers fish, chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread and collard greens. It offers more than just comfort food, however. It reminds customers of the people they love and the good times they had with them.
The pitchers will address not only the Summit's attendees but also a panel of advisers who will give them advice about how to grow their concepts. It's our "nicer" version of "Shark Tank," which means it's all about helping small but innovative concepts get off the ground. The audience members will vote on their favorite pitch, and the winner will receive bragging rights, of course, and free entry into next year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.
"I am participating in Perfect Pitch to show the leaders and innovators of the ever-growing fast casual industry why Salads UP is well positioned to scale," Max Steir, said in an interview with FastCasual. "Furthermore, I want to use this platform to inform as consumers and industry veterans what makes the S'UP brand so special."
Simmons and Le agreed.
"I'm hoping to learn if our strategy will get our brand noticed by larger fast casual companies, Simmons said. Le's goal is to increase exposure while maintaining "consistency and humility through the process."
S'UP — Steir said — is at a critical juncture. Although it has grown to three units in two years, he and Mayer are unsure of the next path.
"We have a multitude of options when it comes to next steps, and each decision we make will be crucial for our company's future. Therefore, I hope to gain insights on the positives, negatives, and potential challenges that come with different growth strategies. Lastly, I am eager to hear opinions on what elements of our company might need improvement to enhance its long-term health."
Last year's winner was Street Shak Caribbean Kitchen in Toronto, owned by Tony and Karen Bradshaw.
"Be yourself and tell your story. … It's a room of people driven to deliver great experiences. There are long days and of course a roller coaster of emotions because there are constant demands and this business is so personal," Tony said. "It's a craft. It's in our blood. We really just wanted the room to know that despite the ride, we never lose sight of the vision and passion we had before we opened the doors: To celebrate Caribbean food, hospitality, and culture."
Advisers of this year's Perfect Pitch session, sponsored by Lamb Weston, include:
· Susie Fogelson, founder of F&Co. and former Food Network marketing executive
· Melanie Corey-Ferrini, chief experience officer, Dynamik Space
Register here for the Summit. Early bird pricing is in effect until September 7.
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Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) global media communications company specializing in digital media, associations and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service and financial services industries. Online properties include ATMmarketplace.com, BlockchainTechNews.com, DigitalSignageToday.com, FastCasual.com, FoodTruckOperator.com, KioskMarketplace.com, MobilePaymentsToday.com, PizzaMarketplace.com, QSRweb.com, RetailCustomerExperience.com and BiblicalLeadership.com. Networld event properties include the Fast Casual Executive Summit, CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit, Interactive Customer Experience Summit, Bank Customer Experience Summit and the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit. Networld also operates the ICX Association. Its newest offering, BOOM! Creative, provides clients with digital creative, custom media and brand collateral.
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Political outrage is building following a decision by Veterans Affairs Canada to pay for the PTSD treatment of a Halifax man convicted of strangling an off-duty police officer and using a compost bin to dispose of her body.
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The hearse was greeted by Governor Doug Ducey and his wife, an Arizona National Guard casket team and a phalanx of military personnel, war veterans, law enforcement officers and firefighters in dress uniform lining both sides of Capitol Plaza.
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Department of Defense Program Office to be Expanded to Durham and Tap Local Innovators to Work on National Security
DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB) August 29, 2018
The American Underground in Durham is continuing its commitment to supporting military, national security and veteran affairs in recognizing the establishment of a regional presence of MD5.
MD5 is a Department of Defense program office reporting through the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Research & Engineering, whose mission is to develop new communities of innovators that solve national security problems. MD5 collaborates with partners from the nation’s major research universities and entrepreneurs and innovators from the venture community to address the real-world problems of warfighters.
The Southeast Region of MD5 will cover the Southeastern US to Louisiana and will be helmed by Tommy Sowers, MD5’s Southeast Regional Director.
MD5 builds on an increased focus from the American Underground to support military and veteran affairs. In June, the AU announced Tim Horan as their first Veteran-In-Residence designed to help Veterans and service members transition from active duty to careers in growing tech companies.
Doug Speight, Executive Director, American Underground
“Creating unique collaborations that serve both veteran entrepreneurs and military innovators are what differentiates American Underground from other workspaces. We engage, create and act in a fashion that mirrors our community."
Tommy Sowers, Southeast Regional Director, MD5
“MD5 looks to connect the venture and academic communities to warfighters to solve national security problems. The Triangle’s density of top public and private universities and the Southeast’s top entrepreneurial ecosystem all within a few hours of the greatest concentration of elite Army, Marine, Air Force and Special Operations Forces, makes Durham the perfect location for our expansion. On August 31, we’ll start proving out what right looks like by connecting these outstanding, elite communities to do good for our nation.”
Tim Horan, Veteran-In-Residence, American Underground
“Our region boasts one of the largest populations of Active Duty Service Members and Veterans in the nation. This concentration of talent and knowledge in both the military and civilian ecosystems overlap and mutually benefit each other in ways unlike other hubs of innovation in the country. The launch of an MD5 at the AU strengthens the partnerships between entrepreneurs and the military.”
Program Hashtag: #AUVets
About American Underground
The American Underground -- one of ten Google for Entrepreneurs tech hubs in North America -- launched seven years ago in the basement of an old tobacco warehouse at the American Tobacco Historic District. It now encompasses over 125,000 sq ft of space in four locations in Raleigh and Durham as well as a strategic partnership with open source leader Red Hat to offer an office in Silicon Valley. Innovation partners include Google for Entrepreneurs and Lincoln Financial and founding partners include Coastal Credit Union, Duke University, and Fidelity Labs.
MD5 is a U.S. Department of Defense program office that collaborates with partners from major research universities and the venture community to provide solutions to the real-world problems of warfighters. We operate three portfolios of programs and services: Education, Collaboration and Acceleration. Our Education Portfolio delivers programs that bring innovation methods and the tools of entrepreneurship to the Department of Defense workforce in order to improve the problem-solving capacity of warfighters. Our Collaboration Portfolio facilitates collision-events that connect warfighters with our network of academic and venture partners to prototype new concepts and novel solutions that the Department of Defense can use to address warfighter-driven innovation challenges. Our Acceleration Portfolio provides programs and services that sustain these new solutions and novel applications, supporting prototyping and testing, and facilitating the launch and growth of of dual-use ventures responsive to warfighter needs. Together, these three, independent portfolios of programs and services form an interconnected pipeline of activities and solutions that accelerate the pace of defense innovation for DoD. Reported by PRWeb 21 hours ago.
Austin’s Park n’ Pizza to host car show and fundraiser event next month
AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2018
Austin’s Park n’ Pizza, along with Sweet Rides of Central Texas and the Williamson County Blue Star Mothers Chapter, is hosting a special event benefitting the Central Texas American Gold Star Mothers Chapter. This family-friendly event, sponsored by The Estate of Keith Milberger, XPEL Austin and Austin’s Park n’ Pizza, will feature live music, helicopter rides, local vendors, and a car show. The Blue Star Mothers Motor Madness Car Show & Fundraiser Event takes place on September 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Austin’s Park n’ Pizza located at 16231 North IH-35.
The event will include several military groups, first responders, and law enforcement men and women. Families are invited to join in the fun with helicopter rides. Sweet Rides of Central Texas will host a car show and award 46 trophies. For $30, drivers will receive one free Unlimited Attractions Pass to Austin’s Park n’ Pizza and a light breakfast. Entry for the car show begins at 8:30 a.m.. This event has something for everyone with live music from Shawn Austin, and delicious food!
“As a locally-owned business that backs the military and its families, partnering with an amazing group such as the Blue Star Mothers was a no-brainer for us,” said Sean Milberger, Austin’s Park n’ Pizza Managing Partner. “Come out and spend the day with your family having fun and giving back to an honorable cause.”
Forged by the blood, sweat and tears of every soldier, Blue Star Mothers makes incredible impacts daily. “Help us help our military and veteran community by bringing your families, especially children, to this event,” said Cindy McNally, an Army veteran and founder of the WilCo Blue Star Mothers. “The impact of this event funds everything we [Blue Star Mothers] do, which is to make sure the sacrifice of each and every soldier is not taken for granted, and honor them by bringing awareness to their loss.” Come shake a hand, give a hug, have a picture taken, say “thank you,” write a note – take the time to engage, communicate and appreciate, the veterans and organizations that serve you every day.
For more information, visit bsmmotormadness.org.
About Austin’s Park n’ Pizza
Austin’s Park n’ Pizza is Central Texas’ largest family entertainment center encompassing 23 acres of award-winning indoor and outdoor amusement attractions, games and food. It is locally owned and operated, and has served the Austin, Texas market for over 15 years. From the original famous pizza buffet to a chef-inspired full-service bar and grill, guests can enjoy bowling, laser tag, rock walls, the XD Dark Ride Theater, arcade games, go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, carnival style rides and batting cages. Austin’s Park n’ Pizza offers multiple areas for hosting groups and special events. Private event spaces are located throughout the park for meetings, parties and celebration, corporate events, company picnics or social gatherings. For more information, visit http://www.austinspark.com/. Reported by PRWeb 21 hours ago.
Ranked #462 on the Prestigious Inc. 500 List with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1100%
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) August 29, 2018
V3Gate, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that delivers technology solutions to the US Federal Government, has once again been recognized by Inc. Magazine on its Inc. 500 List as one of America’s fastest growing private companies.
V3Gate joins a small and elite group of honorees achieving the important top-500 milestone two years in a row, and three years in row in the top 1000. Inc. Magazine recently ranked V3Gate number 462, a notable leap forward from its 2016 debut at number 982.
V3Gate experienced an 1100% growth in sales over the past three years and surpassed $119M in revenue in the most recent fiscal year.
“V3Gate is proud to be recognized. We strive for continuous improvement and to better serve the mission critical needs of our Government clients. It’s an exciting journey that our whole organization is taking together. Congratulations to our entire workforce who are the foundation of our business and the key to V3Gate’s success,” said Oscar Valdez, CEO and COO of V3Gate.
V3Gate specializes in emerging technologies to help our U.S. Government clients simplify their infrastructures, reduce costs, and create more flexible IT environments. We bring the new breed of audio-visual, identity management, data management, and virtualization solutions to a long list of government clients, including Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, Justice, Health and Human Services, and Energy. V3Gate is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), ISO 9001:2015 certified, and a prime contractor on SEWP V, DHS FirstSource II, and GSA IT Schedule 70. Reported by PRWeb 20 hours ago.
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New commemorative coins will be available in early 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) August 29, 2018
The United States Mint (Mint) joined the American Legion today at its national convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center to unveil designs for the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program.
The artists in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program created the designs that will appear on gold, silver, and clad coins as mandated by Public Law 115-65, the legislation authorizing this coin program. The Mint’s Sculptor-Engravers executed the designs.
$5 Gold Coin Obverse Design
Designer: Chris Costello
Sculptor-Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
This design commemorates the inception of the American Legion and its mission to serve America and its war veterans. The outer geometric rim design from the American Legion emblem, the Eiffel Tower, and V for victory represent the formation of the organization in Paris in 1919 at the end of World War I. Inscriptions are "IN GOD WE TRUST,""LIBERTY,""1919," and "2019."
$5 Gold Coin Reverse Design
Designer: Paul C. Balan
Sculptor-Engraver: Joseph Menna
This design depicts a soaring eagle, a symbol of the United States during times of war and peace alike. The American Legion emblem is depicted above the eagle. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,""$5," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Silver Dollar Coin Obverse
Designer: Paul C. Balan
Sculptor-Engraver: Renata Gordon
This design depicts the American Legion emblem adorned by oak leaves and a lily, commemorating the founding of the American Legion in Paris, France. Inscriptions are "LIBERTY,""IN GOD WE TRUST," and "2019."
Silver Dollar Coin Reverse
Designer: Patricia Lucas-Morris
Sculptor-Engraver: Michael Gaudioso
The design represents the founding of the American Legion in Paris in 1919. Above the crossed American and American Legion flags is a fleur-de-lis and the inscription "100 Years of Service." Additional inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,""1919,""2019,""$1," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Clad Half Dollar Coin Obverse Design
Designer: Richard Masters
Sculptor-Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
This design depicts two children standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the little girl proudly wearing her grandfather’s old American Legion hat. Inscriptions are "LIBERTY,""2019,""IN GOD WE TRUST," and "I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG…"
Clad Half Dollar Coin Reverse Design
Designer: Richard Masters
Sculptor-Engraver: Joseph Menna
The design completes the phrase from the obverse “I pledge allegiance to the flag… of the United States of America.” It depicts an American Flag waving atop a high flagpole as seen from the children’s point-of-view from the ground below. The American Legion’s emblem is featured just above the flag. Additional inscriptions are "E PLURIBUS UNUM and "HALF DOLLAR."
Line art of the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins is available here.
The authorizing legislation for the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins also calls for the Mint to collect surcharges from coin sales—$35 for each $5 gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar coin, and $5 for each half dollar clad coin. The surcharges are authorized to be paid to the American Legion to support the Legion’s programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and other purposes specified by the authorizing legislation.
The Mint will announce the release date and additional pricing information for this coin program prior to its release in early 2019.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:· Visit Legion.org/Coin for additional information about the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program or to be added to their mailing list for this program.
· Visit http://www.usmint.gov/about for information about the United States Mint.
· Visit catalog.usmint.gov/email-signup to subscribe to United States Mint electronic product notifications, news releases, and public statement.
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Appointment of respected macroeconomics expert is intended to support company vision of providing financing access to all deserving SMEs and creating a strong digital finance ecosystem in Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Funding Societies, the leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform in Southeast Asia, has announced that Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, a highly regarded economist and member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development, has been officially appointed as company advisor. Dr. Basri's expertise and experience in macroeconomics and the regulatory field will serve as valuable support towards Funding Societies' vision: to provide working capital access to every deserving and creditworthy small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) in Southeast Asia.Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, economist and member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development, has been officially appointed as Funding Societies' advisor.
Prior to becoming a member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development, Dr. Basri served as Indonesia's 28th Minister of Finance and was a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Additionally, he was an Ash Centre Senior Fellow at Harvard University (2015 - 2016) and a National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Professor of International Economic Relations at Nanyang Technological University (2016). As an economist, Dr. Basri is an expert on the fields of macroeconomics, international trade, and political economy. His economic focus is in line with Funding Societies' company motto "Stronger SMEs, Stronger Societies", where Dr. Basri's insights on macroeconomics and its many variables will better equip the company to prepare for financial changes and empower small businesses to propel the economy.
Funding Societies connects local, creditworthy SMEs with investors (both individual and institutional) through a digital marketplace, thus increasing access to financing for the SME sector. SMEs can apply for up to SGD 1.5 million in unsecured business loans and SGD 3 million in secured business loans from Funding Societies' loan products and cash flow solutions. Since its establishment, Funding Societies has crowdfunded more than SGD 220 million across more than 8,500 SME loans.
SMEs in the Southeast Asian region utilize working capital loans from Funding Societies for business growth and expansion. On a macro scale, empowering promising SMEs, a segment that often encounters challenges in accessing credit, strengthens local economies as they will contribute more towards Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Yet despite the segment's potential, an SME Development Survey by DP Information Group shows that 35% of Singaporean SMEs surveyed in 2017 face finance-related issues, up from just 14% in 2015.
*Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri* said, "The P2P lending industry opens working capital access to SMEs previously underserved by existing financial institutions. Alternative finance platforms like Funding Societies have great potential to drive economic growth and development in Southeast Asia. In the future, I believe synergy between the P2P lending sector and existing financial institutions will create a powerful digital finance ecosystem. By collaborating with Funding Societies, I want to help create positive contributions in the field of financial technology to support economic inclusion and grow a prosperous society in Southeast Asia."
*Kelvin Teo, Co-founder and CEO of Funding Societies, *said, "Dr. Basri has been extremely supportive of our vision since day one. We're honoured to have him officially on board as our advisor, together with other veterans in finance and risk management. His vote of confidence affirms our goal of creating a Southeast Asian society that embraces financial inclusion."
Since its establishment, Funding Societies received the largest Series A and Series B funding for a Southeast Asian P2P lending platform, respectively amounting to USD 10 million and USD 25 million. Its Series B funding round was announced in April 2018 and was supported by SoftBank Ventures Korea, Sequoia India, Alpha JWC Ventures Indonesia, and Golden Gate Ventures. Funding Societies also operates in Malaysia and Indonesia (under the local name Modalku) and holds a Capital Markets Services License issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
*About Funding Societies*
Founded in early 2015, Funding Societies is a licensed digital lending platform that connects small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") with retail and institutional lenders. It has achieved numerous milestones in a short span of time, including USD 25 million Series B funding round led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and supported by Sequoia India, Alpha JWC Ventures and Golden Gate Ventures. Funding Societies has expanded into Indonesia (where it is known as Modalku) and Malaysia, becoming Southeast Asia's #1 digital lending platform. Through its searing growth, Funding Societies | Modalku remains dedicated to the vision of funding underserved SMEs and improving societies in Southeast Asia.
Visit our website: https://fundingsocieties.com/
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