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    ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI) is pleased to announce that it has acquired KINEX, Inc., a company in business for over 20 years providing mission-critical technology, modeling and simulation, software development, cybersecurity and data solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Communities. This acquisition expands PSI’s current contract and customer base, adding critical cyber and data technical capabilities to strengthen the company’s service offerings to its federal, state, local and commercial clients.PSI is on a winning streak. The company recently celebrated its 30^th year in business, was named as a Best Place to Work in IT by IDG’s ComputerWorld for the 3^rd consecutive year (ranking 15^th nationally for mid-sized companies) and now, enhances its capabilities with this strategic acquisition.

    Founded in 1995, KINEX initially supported prime DoD contractors with expertise in network and system administration. Over time, KINEX’s addition of software development provided a vertically-integrated, system perspective to its offerings. KINEX has expanded into the commercial market through its expertise in scalable and secure infrastructures. The company’s software development capabilities have grown from system modeling and integration of distributed applications to include 3D visualizations and gaming technologies.

    "PSI and KINEX are joining together to be greater than the sum of our parts,” said Terry Lin, PSI CEO. “We’re thrilled to welcome them into the PSI family, and to continue our mission to provide exemplary technical solutions to our clients, while maintaining a top-notch, engaged workplace for our employees.”

    Steve Webster, KINEX President, added, “We’re very excited about the synergy that will be created by joining these two companies. KINEX’s dedicated team members look forward to joining PSI and to continuing to serve critical national security and government missions.”

    *About Planned Systems International, Inc.*
    Founded in 1988, PSI is a CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3, CMMI-SVC Maturity Level 3, ISO® 9001:2008, ISO®/IEC 20000-1:2005, ISO® 27001:2005, and ISO® 14001:2004-certified enterprise IT solutions and management consulting services provider specializing in Health IT and Data Integration & Analyses. PSI has a stellar record of past performance and award-winning experience, and core capabilities in the following areas:  Requirements Gathering & Design; Enterprise Architecture & Design; Software Development & Maintenance; Systems Integration; Testing Services; Web & SharePoint Development; Cloud Computing; E-Learning - Instructional Design & Delivery; Service Delivery & Customer Care; Medical Modeling & Simulation; Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence; Mobility Systems; Theatre Systems Support, and Advisory & Assistance Services.PSI has earned a solid reputation for applying state-of-the-art technologies and the industry's most successful methodologies to support business solutions for the Defense Health Agency, Veterans Affairs, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Corporation for National and Community Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other Government clients.

    For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

    Contact: Christina Colbert  
    Planned Systems International, Inc.
    410.964.8000 Reported by GlobeNewswire 18 hours ago.

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    Store incorporates the latest in safety and wellness technology for today’s worker

    FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    Coleman McDonald, CEO of Work Wear Safety Shoes announced the opening of a new flagship store at 1304 Inwood Road in Dallas Texas. “This store will incorporate the latest technology to improve the customer experience,” said Coleman. “It is not only a leap forward for us as a company, but with our new electronic voucher technology launching this Fall, it will be a giant leap for the entire industry.”

    “We want to be a disruptor in the safety shoe business,” shared Matthew Hudson, Chief Experience Officer. “This is an industry that has ignored the customer experience and treated footwear like PPE. We want to change that. For example, our new store features a test site with 10 different work floor sections for the customer to “test drive” their new work shoes or boots on the surfaces they actually work on. Plus, we have a Fit Center where we can scan our customer’s feet to see how they distribute their weight and customize their fit and help support wellness at work with the right sock and insole.”

    “The right fit, sock and insole can increase work productivity by as much as 20%,” said Coleman. “And a day not worked is a day not paid so we are laser-focused on making sure our customers are getting the right fit.”

    The store features over 60 brands from makers like Keen, Wolverine, Justin, Tony Lama, Bates, Merrell and Hytest. And over 300 different styles of safety shoes and boots in stock. In addition, a Gear room offers options for safety gear like fire retardant apparel, hard hats, and ANSI work gloves.

    Work Wear Safety Shoes donates a portion of its sales every month to Hire Heroes USA - the leading national nonprofit, veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of unemployment and underemployment among veterans. Christopher Plamp, the CEO of Hire Heroes USA will be onsite at the official ribbon cutting of the store and serve as the guest speaker.

    The ribbon cutting is at 4:30pm on Thursday September 20 2018.

    About Work Wear
    Work Wear Safety Shoes is part of the Northern Imports, Inc. company. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, they have 10 stores and 14 mobile stores in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas and Wyoming and a robust online store nationwide. They are experts in safety and wellness focusing on keeping workers safe, productive and happy on the job. Visit online at and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram Reported by PRWeb 18 hours ago.

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    Sagitec Solutions is a leader in developing software solutions for the labor and employment industry and will be showcasing solutions at the conference.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    Sagitec Solutions, a leader in developing software solutions for the labor and employment industry, is excited to be the diamond sponsor at the 2018 NASWA Workforce Summit and UI Director’s Conference between September 19-21.

    As the nation’s premier workforce conference, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) 82nd annual conference is combining workforce development and UI into a single conference for the first time.

    The discussions at the conference range from policies, best practices in the industry to modern unemployment insurance solutions and digital services being catalysts for workforce development.

    Visit Sagitec’s booth to speak with industry veterans about how their comprehensive Unemployment Insurance tax and benefits solution, Neosurance™, is helping agencies improve customer service and administrative efficiency while giving employers access to all the information they need to work effectively with UI agencies.

    “Neosurance™ integrates seamlessly with reemployment services through a secure and intuitive web self-service portal”, said David Minkkinen, Sagitec Senior Partner. “Claimants can enter job search information and view employment matches tailored specifically to their skills and experience.”

    Learn how intuitive, mobile applications can also help claimants during their time of transition. And discuss cloud hosting trends and hear why Sagitec was recently recognized among the 20 most promising Azure Solution Providers of 2017 by CIOReview. Reported by PRWeb 18 hours ago.

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    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. *(TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) applauds Congress for including significant funding for further research and development of domestic rare earth resources in the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019.The bill comprises $727 million for Fossil Energy Research and Development, which includes the beneficiation and separation of rare earth element (REE) resources from coal processing byproducts. Improved processing of coal byproducts promises a significant prospective source of domestic REE for commercial-scale operations, reducing the current dependency of U.S. companies on China for rare earth element needs. The bill has substantial developmental implications for the State of Kentucky, and has been championed by Senator Mitch McConnell and allies (see:

    “Ucore is aggressively pursuing the development of technologies that will beneficiate existing, underutilized resources such as coal ash to produce high-value rare earth elements for U.S. commercial use,” said Ucore President and CEO Jim McKenzie. “We applaud the efforts of Senator McConnell in securing funding for these and other promising technologies.”

    Ucore has recently teamed with Kentucky River Properties LLC to develop a commercial-scale rare earths separation plant in eastern Kentucky near the Coal Fields Industrial Park (see Ucore press releases dated March 7 and April 9, 2018).

    “We’re developing our coal refinement capabilities in order to access the vast quantities of rare earth elements contained in the coal ash of Kentucky and West Virginia,” said Mike Schrider, COO of Ucore. “It is therefore extremely helpful for the government to recognize this potential and encourage further innovations and development in rare earth beneficiation and separation.”

    The bill has been passed by both the House and the Senate and awaits signature by the White House.

    *About Ucore*

    Ucore Rare Metals is a development-phase company focused on rare metals resources, extraction and beneficiation technologies with near term potential for production, growth and scalability. On March 3, 2015, Ucore announced the development of a joint venture with IBC for the deployment of Molecular Recognition Technology for REE and multi-metallic tailings processing applications in North America and associated world markets.

    For further information, please contact Mr. Jim McKenzie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ucore Rare Metals Inc. at: +1 (902) 482-5214 or visit 

    *Cautionary Notes*

    This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities, research and development timelines, and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include exploitation and exploration successes or setbacks, research and develop successes or setbacks, continued availability of financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined by the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Reported by GlobeNewswire 18 hours ago.

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    In recognition of Patriot Golf Day, Golf Academy of America successfully hosted a Folds of Honor fundraiser at the Dallas campus to help raise funds that will provide scholarships to spouses and children of those fallen or disabled during their service to America. Initiated by full-time PGA Instructor Rachel Lee, the short game challenge brought together dozens of Golf Academy of America’s students and alumni.

    DALLAS (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    Golf Academy of America announced today that dozens of students and alumni participated in a Folds of Honor fundraiser held on the school’s Dallas campus on September 6, 2018. Organized in recognition of Patriot Golf Day, the event raised hundreds of dollars to provide scholarships for spouses and children of those fallen or disabled during their service to America.

    Organized by full-time PGA Instructor Rachel Lee, the fundraiser featured a short game challenge requiring participants to hit shots from 60 and 30 yards, as well as a putting challenge held at Golf Academy of America in Dallas’ short game facility.

    All participants received a Folds of Honor cup, and the winners - two Navy veterans, Andy Gaines and Jon Law, and one Army veteran, Jason Terry - received a Folds of Honor bucket hat and gift cards to the PGA superstore.

    “We had a fantastic time honoring our veterans and veteran families at the Golf Academy of America in Dallas Folds of Honor fundraiser,” said PGA instructor Rachel Lee. “After learning more about Patriot Golf Day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for us to recognize and honor the significant military population on our campus through working with the Folds of Honor Foundation. We hope that the funds raised will positively change the lives of those who have lost a loved one through their service to our country, and we hope to do the event again in the future.”

    To learn more about Folds of Honor and how you can be a supporter, click here.

    About Golf Academy of America

    Golf Academy of America (formerly the San Diego Golf Academy) has more than 40 years of experience preparing students for careers in the $76 billion golf industry. Golf Academy of America's 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf. Campuses are located in San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Dallas. For more information, call 800-342-7342 or visit Golf Academy of America schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America. Reported by PRWeb 17 hours ago.

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    HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), an Alion company,  announced today that it has developed a Resilient Command, Control, and Communications Integrated Solution (RC3IS™) for use by customers and coalition partners in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The RC3IS is an ideal solution for coalition partners implementing systems and capabilities developed in the U.S. so foreign countries can perform air operations organically, and fight side-by-side with U.S. forces.MacB’s technical team leveraged years of experience in Air Battle Management and Air Operations to achieve significant reductions in the size, power, weight and cube of the RC3IS for testing and customer demonstrations. Senior engineers developed an advanced architectural framework that integrated best Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) components, and re-hosted them into a single suite. The result is a fully interoperable solution with current U.S. Air Operations Certification (AOC) applications, hosted in a half rack server composed of agnostic hardware and software. Current configuration is for 120 users, but the solution is scalable to grow to triple that capacity. 

    “Numerous demonstrations to government representatives from the FMS program have enabled us to fully optimize the functionality of the RC3IS,” said Ricky Carter, Vice President of MacB’s Strategic Missions Division. “Our engineering and integration efforts exceed the requirements for AOC modernization plans for Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, resulting in MacB being well-positioned as the program of record to deliver next generation technologies for our coalition partners.” 

    *At Alion, we combine large company resources with small business responsiveness to design and deliver engineering solutions across six core capability areas. With an 80-year technical heritage and an employee-base comprised of more than 30% veterans, we bridge invention and action to support military readiness from the lab to the battle space. Our engineers, technologists, and program managers bring together an agile engineering methodology and the best tools on the market to deliver mission success faster and at lower costs. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards; as such, Alion is ISO 9001:2008 certified and maintains CMMI Level 3-appraised development facilities. Based just outside of Washington, D.C., we help our clients achieve practical innovations by turning big ideas into real solutions. To learn more, visit

    *For 39 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), an Alion company, has been solving many of the Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. MacB is committed to delivering critical capabilities in the areas of Intelligence and Analysis, Cybersecurity, Secure Cloud Engineering, Research and Development, Integrated Laboratories and Information Technology to Defense, Intelligence Community, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security, and Federal agencies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. Learn more about MacB at

    *Follow MacB*

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    CONTACT: Press Contact: Reported by GlobeNewswire 17 hours ago.

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    There has not historically been a landmark honoring the contributions of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who have served in the military. That will change with the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Reported by Christian Science Monitor 15 hours ago.

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    Perrucci is a veteran of two wars. Reported by 14 hours ago.

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    Restaurant Invites Midwest City Community to Enjoy Free Pizzas on Friday, September 21st

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Temperatures may be cooling down but Midwest City’s restaurant scene is heating up! Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized leader in fast, artisanal pizza, will open this Thursday, September 20^th, in Town Center Plaza at 7201 SE. 29^th St. across from the Tinker Air Force Base. To celebrate, the new Blaze Pizza will offer free pizzas to anyone who follows Blaze on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat on Friday, September 21^st from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.The Midwest City Blaze Pizza has created 50 local jobs and is proudly owned and operated by Oklahomans, including Dominic Flis and David Ostrowe, two veterans and former Navy pilots. This is the second Blaze Pizza in the Oklahoma City area.  The first location opened in 2015 at 2410 W. Memorial Road. Blazing Partners, the franchisee developing the concept throughout the Sooner State, also operates two locations in Tulsa and two locations in Arkansas. The new 2,400-square-foot restaurant includes seating for nearly 50 and hours of operation are 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.

    Blaze Pizza serves up artisanal pies that are both fast and affordable. Each restaurant features an interactive open kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s generously-sized, personal signature pizzas - or create their own - all for around $8. Every pizza boasts made-from-scratch dough crafted in-house daily, all-natural meats and vegetables, and is finished in an open-flame oven that cooks pizzas in just three minutes. For guests with special dietary needs, Blaze offers gluten-free dough, vegan cheese, and tree-nut free pesto. The location will also offer a selection of wine and beer.

    “We’ve received such a warm welcome since we opened our first Oklahoma City location in 2015,” said Rick Austin, Operating Partner for Blazing Partners. “We heard constant feedback from guests that they wanted to see us in Midwest City, so we couldn’t be more excited to be opening our doors this Thursday. Midwest City’s thriving retail and restaurant scene make it a perfect fit for Blaze Pizza!”

    Blaze’s obsessive attention to detail extends well beyond the food.  Driven by its commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet,” the Midwest City restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly packaging, and features energy-efficient LED lighting. The new restaurant also includes a custom-built wall mural featuring an ode to the Tinker Air Force Base.

    Blaze Pizza looks forward to building strong roots within the Midwest City community. The restaurant has developed a fundraiser program that returns 20% of an event’s proceeds back to local organizations and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs, and other groups to host regular fundraising events. For more information on fundraising, visit:

    *About Blaze Pizza*
    Blaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint”, serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable.  With fans lining up each day for their custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, house made lemonades and s’more pies, the innovative fast-casual concept has quickly become one of the hottest restaurant chains in the country.  Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, “clean” ingredients – all for about $8.  The generously-sized personal pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven – the centerpiece of the restaurant – where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure the thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just 180 seconds.  Restaurants make fresh dough from scratch using a proprietary recipe developed by Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the “Pizza Whisperer”), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust.  For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.

    Recently named the #1 “Brand of the Year” in the Fast Casual Top 100, Blaze Pizza has built momentum and developed a cult-like following as it expands across the country.  The concept is backed by private equity firm Brentwood Associates and founding investors that include LeBron James, Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner.  For more information, please visit and or click here to view a company video.

    Blaze Pizza®, fast-fire'd®, the horizontal logo design, the proprietary name "pizzasmith" and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

    *Media Contact  *
    Rachel Albritton: 502.905.5170

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at Reported by GlobeNewswire 14 hours ago.

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    Bolstering aviation and aerospace workforce capacity is the goal of a new partnership between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Airbus at the Flight Works Alabama facility in Mobile.

    MOBILE, Ala. (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    Under an unprecedented and far-reaching partnership agreement with Airbus, Embry-Riddle will offer its award-winning educational programs at Flight Works Alabama – a major new aviation experience center designed to build workforce capacity across the aviation and aerospace fields.

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University leadership last week joined Airbus executives, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, and city and county officials in Mobile, Ala., to break ground for Flight Works Alabama, which will house the latest Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus.

    Promoting career advancement and upward mobility for Airbus employees and other Mobile-area professionals as well as first-time college students and high school students engaged in a dual-enrollment program will be the focus of Embry-Riddle’s campus at Flight Works Alabama. The new campus will offer targeted Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, high school dual-enrollment opportunities, highly specialized training and continuing education.

    Flight Works Alabama, an 18,000-square-foot educational and experience facility, has a goal to “bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue careers in aerospace,” Airbus explained in its official announcement on the venture.

    Joining Gov. Ivey and Airbus leadership for the ground-breaking ceremony were Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler, Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret and Worldwide’s Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations William Muldoon, among others.

    “We are honored and excited to partner with Airbus, a premier international leader in aerospace, on this important new venture,” Dr. Butler said. “As a global leader in online education, Embry-Riddle has the stellar curriculum and know-how to support the workforce goals of Airbus and the State of Alabama, and to help increase interest in aviation and aerospace among young people more broadly.”

    Worldwide Chancellor Watret said: “Through our unique partnership with Airbus, Embry-Riddle will offer degree programs and training programs specifically tailored to the Airbus mission and workforce needs. We will also provide graduate career resources to identify highly skilled employees for the local, national and international aviation and aerospace workforce, and we will work to ignite young people’s interest in careers that will benefit them and their communities.”

    Jeff Knittel, Airbus Americas Chairman and CEO said at the ceremony, “Success for Airbus, and any company, means we can’t just look at what we’re doing now; we need to look at what we need later – whether it be next year, next decade, or the next five decades. What Airbus and other companies in our industry need to be successful in the future is a skilled, knowledgeable workforce that is ready for that future. Flight Works will help us create that workforce in a fun, creative way.”

    Worldwide Vice Chancellor Muldoon noted that “starting at Fort Ruckert in 1970, Alabama is at the core of Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s heritage. Today, at Flight Works Alabama, we are poised to deliver on our institutional mission in an unprecedented way for all of the people of Mobile. Embry-Riddle is ready. Airbus is ready. Mobile is ready. My team and I look forward to getting to work.”

    An Elite Group of Partners

    Embry-Riddle was selected as one of nine education partners to support Flight Works Alabama, which also involves leading industry and community sponsors.

    Other participating schools are Auburn University, Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Troy University, Tuskegee University, University of South Alabama, University of Alabama and University of West Alabama. Industry and community sponsors for the project so far include the Airbus Foundation, Alabama Power Foundation, Conde Systems, the Mobile County Commission, Mott MacDonald, Hoar Program Management, Johnson Controls, Mech-Net, Pratt & Whitney, Safran and Snap-On.

    “Aerospace is a premier industry, filled with innovative developments and high demand jobs, which are sought after by every state,” Gov. Ivey said at the ceremony on Wednesday. “Flight Works Alabama will become a hub to explore the opportunities of this industry. As our state continues to grow this sector, we must show Alabamians all that the aerospace industry can offer them, today and in the years ahead.”

    Embry-Riddle Worldwide has extensive experience in reaching out to youth. For example, in concert with Women in Aviation International, the university will offer a massive open online course, or MOOC, Oct. 8-23, specifically for learners ages 8 to 12, entitled “Aviation is Your Future.”

    Earlier this year Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as No. 2 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs – the only private, not-for-profit institute out of 346 universities nationwide ranked in the Top 5. Since 2014, Embry-Riddle Worldwide has ranked in the top five of the annual list, including being named No. 1 for the past two years.

    The Worldwide Campus was once again named the top school in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans and its online graduate business program (excluding MBA) was also named one of the top programs in the nation.

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, oldest and most comprehensive institution specializing in aviation, aerospace, engineering and related degree programs. A fully accredited university, Embry-Riddle is also a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. A nonprofit, independent institution, Embry-Riddle offers more than 100 associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. The university educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through its Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, and through online programs. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and, and find expert videos at Reported by PRWeb 13 hours ago.

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    Military AutoSource (MAS) in partnership with Petty’s Garage will auction off a 750 Horsepower Warrior Edition Ford F-150 truck with all the proceeds from the auction block going to Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).

    WOODBURY, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    Military AutoSource (MAS) in partnership with Petty’s Garage will auction off a Warrior Edition Ford F-150 truck to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America. World renowned car auction house, Barrett-Jackson, will auction the truck on Thursday, September 27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The Petty’s Garage Warrior Edition Ford F-150 is specifically built and designed in honor of our nation’s heroes. This custom truck is a premier F-150 built with a 750 horsepower supercharger, features 33-inch all-terrain tires, custom paint, interior, electric running boards and more. This F-150 is branded with Petty’s Garage Warrior grill, hood, windshield banner and is finished with a dash badge and Richard Petty’s authentic autograph. This one-of-a-kind truck is provided by Petty’s Garage and MAS, a subsidiary of Overseas Military Sales Corporation (OMSC).

    MAS partners with Petty’s Garage to craft vehicles that are not only unique, but also reflect the spirit of leadership and excellence that exemplify our military. “We remain committed to providing access, value, and benefits to those who serve, and the Warrior program is an extension of this mission. Of course, our commitment to the military community extends beyond our vehicle buying program and this auction demonstrates that commitment,” said Stephen Frisch, Senior Vice President, Overseas Military Sales Group.

    All the proceeds from the auction block will benefit and send critical funds to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). PVA, has been advocating for the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease since 1946. The organization provides free programs and services such as adaptive sporting opportunities, job placement, VA benefits assistance and more, all free of charge to any veteran. The Petty family have been longtime supporters of the efforts of Paralyzed Veterans to support our nation’s veterans following catastrophic injury.

    “PVA is really the leader for our paralyzed veterans,” said Richard Petty. “Each year we try to do more and more to help their efforts. We’ve been to Barrett-Jackson in the past before, but this time we’re going to bring one of our custom F-150 Warrior Edition trucks. These trucks are really limited and unique in how we build them. Somebody is going to have a lot of fun owning it and we hope we can raise a lot of money for the PVA.”

    “Year after year, Richard Petty has shown tremendous support for our members, our organization and all veterans,” said David Zurfluh, a disabled Air Force veteran, and national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. We’re grateful for his support and honored to be the beneficiary of the proceeds from this auction.”

    For information on becoming a bidder, visit Also, follow MAS on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Las Vegas Auction.

    About Military AutoSource
    Military AutoSource (MAS) is a subsidiary of Overseas Military Sales Corporation (OMSC) based in Woodbury, New York. For over 55 years, MAS has served the military community by providing U.S. specification automobiles and motorcycles to active duty military, civilian, DOD employees and the diplomatic community stationed on U.S. installations outside the United States. The on-base division of MAS is authorized by The Exchange (AAFES) and Navy Exchange (NEXCOM) and maintains operations with more than 70 locations in over 20 countries. You can learn more about MAS at - - -

    About Paralyzed Veterans
    Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans has ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units, funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

    As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. You can learn more about Paralyzed Veterans at

    About Petty’s Garage
    Founded in 2008, Petty’s Garage is a high performance speed shop owned by “The King” Richard Petty. Headquartered in Level Cross, North Carolina, Petty’s Garage occupies the legendary Petty facility that produced winning stock cars for more than 50 years. Petty’s Garage specializes in performance upgrades, restorations, luxury personal builds, custom builds, supercharged engines, paint and body, exhaust upgrades, brake systems, custom interiors, tires and wheels, custom fabricated projects, and corporate builds. If you can dream it, Petty’s Garage can build it. For more information on Petty’s Garage, please call 336-498-3745 or visit

    Kate Connolly
    Director of Marketing
    Overseas Military Sales Corp.
    Phone: 516.682.8667
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    CNH Industrial’s (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) General Counsel Richard Konrath will be awarded a “Best Corporate Counsel” honor from the Milwaukee Business Journal. Mr. Konrath will be recognized during the C-Suite Stars Awards ceremony at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on September 24.

    “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of my team and all of my colleagues at CNH Industrial. This is truly a team award reflective of all the great talent I have the privilege of working with every day,” said Richard Konrath.

    Mr. Konrath joined CNH Industrial in 2009. He is a 32-year law industry veteran with experience working for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and Caterpillar, Inc. At CNH Industrial he leads a team of professionals that handles legal matters for the Company’s operations in North America. Mr. Konrath currently lives in Milwaukee and is an adjunct professor at the Marquette University Law School. Additionally, he performs legal work on behalf of disabled military veterans.

    “The work Mr. Konrath and his team does is vital to CNH Industrial. We are proud that his accomplishments are being recognized along with other top corporate industry peers,” said Leandro Lecheta, CNH Industrial Chief Operating Officer, North America.

    The Milwaukee Business Journal’s C-Suite Stars Awards honor top Wisconsin chief financial officers, chief marketing officers, chief information officers, and corporate counsels. Winners were nominated and selected based on their professional accomplishments and service impact in their community.

    CNH Industrial has 12 manufacturing plants, 10 research and development centers, and a workforce of 9,000 in North America. The Company designs, produces and sells ‘machines for work’ and is present in all major markets worldwide giving it a unique competitive position.

    Burr Ridge, September 17, 2018


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    Fast-growing technology, strategy, and design consulting firm announces new CEO; co-founder to lead next growth phase

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    Levvel, a leading and rapidly growing technology, strategy, and design development consulting firm, is pleased to announce a new CEO—co-founder Chris Hart—and other organizational changes as it pivots from early-stage to maturing business phase.

    Hart, formerly Chief Technology Officer of Levvel, now leads the company he founded five years ago with former CEO John Espey, who remains a significant investor. Operating partner and co-founder Matt Ernst remains on the leadership team and continues to be involved in the management of the company.

    “I look forward to focusing on our operations, being deliberate about our opportunities for future growth, and, most of all, continuing to help our clients transform their businesses using technology,” Hart said. “We have an incredible platform with enormous potential to build upon. We were fortunate to have John at the helm when we started this company to lead us through Levvel's explosive growth in the first five years of our business."

    Ernst, an experienced business operator, is now more involved in Levvel’s day-to-day activities and will work with Hart to prepare the company for its next stage of growth. As Levvel’s leaders, they will focus on operational excellence within each of Levvel’s major operating regions.

    These organizational changes come with an eye toward leading Levvel into its next phase of growth and beyond. The changes also come on the heels of accolades from Inc. Magazine, which named Levvel one of the nation’s 500 fastest-growing private companies in 2018 and one of the best places to work.

    "I am immensely proud of the team at Levvel and the A-list clients we work with. Leading the company through the first five years of explosive growth was incredibly rewarding,” said Espey. “I know that Chris, Matt, and the entire team are going to continue Levvel's growth trajectory and build a dominant consulting firm.”

    Levvel’s quick ascent is largely owed to its diverse offering of digital transformation services that combine strategic consulting, technical execution, and digital native design. The company’s backbone lies in its deep industry expertise across a variety of industries, including banking, healthcare, digital media, retail, capital markets, and insurance.

    About Levvel
    Levvel, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, helps clients transform their business with strategic consulting and technical execution services. Inc. Magazine in 2018 named Levvel one of the year’s 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. and one of the nation’s best places to work.

    We work with IT organizations, product owners, and innovation teams to design and deliver on business priorities. We have extensive expertise in application development, DevOps, cloud technology, product innovation and design, retail banking, capital markets, digital-media publishing, and payments. Our consultants are industry veterans with wide business-domain knowledge and a specific focus on financial services, insurance, digital media, and healthcare.

    For media inquiries and interview requests, contact:

    Michael Aprile
    (980) 278-3065 Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that the federal Department of Veterans Affairs should give top priority to Long Island's only veterans hospital as it doles hiring and repair funds from a $86.5 VA spending plan approved by Congress last week. Reported by Newsday 7 hours ago.

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    Google Gives Vets New Job Search, Business Promotion Tools Google has announced several new online tools designed to help former members of the military find jobs or attract new customers to their businesses. One tool allows vets to type in the search term "jobs for veterans" followed by specific military job codes to see civilian jobs with skill requirements that match their service experience. Another tool identifies businesses as veteran owned or led. Reported by TechNewsWorld 5 hours ago.

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    New program honors VA homebuyers

    DALLAS (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    The Mike Clover Group at Homewood Mortgage has just announced that they’ll be giving extra help to the next 15 veterans and active duty members of the military who come to them for VA loans in Texas.

    While many lenders shy away from VA home mortgage loans, the Mike Clover Group welcomes them. Many of the group’s team members are veterans, and all believe that we owe a debt of gratitude to those who sacrifice to keep America safe.

    With this in mind, the Mike Clover Group will pay the appraisal fees – about $425 – and pay 1% of buyer closing costs for the next fifteen VA loans they process for a home purchase anywhere in Texas.

    Mike Clover says that are no better rates than those for VA loans in Texas and Florida. He also says that contrary to what some believe, VA loans are no more difficult to process than a conventional home loan Reported by PRWeb 4 hours ago.

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    SNL's Colin Jost and Michael Che get VERY mixed reviews for their Emmy hosting The Saturday Night Live veterans gave one of the most political Emmy Award monologues ever, with jokes about diversity, MeToo and Roseanne Bar's cancelled show. Reported by MailOnline 3 hours ago.

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    Alamo Drafthouse in Irving, Texas, will be providing attendees to OP Live Dallas exclusive discounts September 22-23, as well as showing a special screening of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World".

    DALLAS (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, a premier esports event, has partnered with Alamo Drafthouse in Irving, Texas to offer discounted movie tickets and free popcorn to event attendees. OP Live also asked Alamo Drafthouse to screen “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” a classic movie that is popular with esports fans.

    Attendees of OP Live Dallas can take advantage of the special promotions at Alamo Drafthouse in Irving during the evenings of Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, after taking in daily activities at the convention. OP Live Dallas will take place at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

    To receive discounted tickets to “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” or another movie being screened on the days of the promotion, OP Live Dallas attendees simply need to show their wristbands when purchasing movie tickets. Alamo Drafthouse in Irving will also be serving up free popcorn to attendees who show their wristbands Sept. 22-23, 2018.

    OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel is being presented through the collaboration of eGency Global, a leading esports production, marketing and talent management firm and SMU (Southern Methodist University) Guildhall, the top ranked graduate school for video game design in the world.

    Activities at OP Live include a collegiate Overwatch tournament, the Bounty Royale Brawl featuring Fortnite, a Hackathon, pro esports player meet and greets, “Powered Talks” with reps from the Dallas Fuel and other esports industry leaders, exhibitor hall, swag and more. Funds raised by gamers during the event will benefit Extra LifeTM, an organization that supports local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.

    To purchase tickets or learn more about OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, visit

    OP Live Title Sponsor: Reaction A/V.

    Other sponsors include Team Envy & the Dallas Fuel, GameStop, Playful, The Trade Group, Pixio Gaming, Bioworld, Lucid Sound, CLX Gaming, and SMU Guildhall.

    About eGency Global:
    eGency Global is one of most experienced esports firms in North America offering a full suite of services from event production, customer/fan engagement, sponsorship and talent marketing to data analytics, media and strategic marketing. eGency Global is the leading strategic advisor in helping brands, event and media properties, and teams looking to navigate and capitalize on the rapidly expanding esports ecosystem.

    Press Contact:
    Stephanie Chavez
    Marketing Director
    eGency Global

    About SMU Guildhall:
    SMU Guildhall is the #1 Graduate Program for Game Design in the world. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. Since 2003, the program has graduated over 700 students, who now work at more than 250 video game studios around the world. SMU Guildhall offers both a Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development degree and a Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in Art, Design, Production, and Programming. For more information, visit

    Press Contact:
    Mark Nausha
    Deputy Director, GameLab
    SMU Guildhall

    About Dallas Fuel
    Dallas Fuel, one of 12 esports franchises selected to compete in the Overwatch League, is owned and operated by Dallas-based esports organization Envy Gaming, Inc. Envy was founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007 and has grown into one of the largest and most winning esports groups in the world. The internationally diverse Dallas Fuel roster consists of the best talent from around the globe. For more information on the Dallas Fuel, follow the team on Twitter @DallasFuel.

    Press Contact:
    Greg Miller
    Dallas Fuel, public relations

    About Envy Gaming
    Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces content across Overwatch, Call of Duty, PUBG, Street Fighter V, Paladins, FIFA and Fortnite. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year. For more information on Envy, visit or follow @Envy on Twitter. Reported by PRWeb 20 minutes ago.

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    Growing accounting automation company exits Series B funding round

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beanworks, an accounts payable (AP) automation company is charting a path of leadership in the fintech industry by championing a culture of diversity and inclusion. They are pleased to announce the closing of a $10.1 million Series B funding round.Beanworks CEO, Catherine Dahl, credits her company’s inclusive culture as a key driving force behind Beanworks’ growth. “We began with two female and two male co-founders in 2012 because we knew strategically companies that focus on gender diversity perform better. Studies repeatedly show that diversity and inclusion increase workplace satisfaction, productivity, retention, and overall revenue. Our approach includes gender representation, diversified recruitment strategies, and bias free HR practices. In addition to being a part of our core values, these initiatives give us a strategic advantage over companies that do little more than pay lip service to this vital concept.”

    As evidence for this strategy, the company recently closed a CAD $10.1 million (USD $7.7 M) Series B funding round led by FINTOP Capital, alongside BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund which only invests in best-in-class, women-led technology companies. The round was further supported by existing and new private investors.

    In line with the company’s focus on gender diversity, Beanworks is also pleased to welcome Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund at BDC Capital, and Joe Maxwell, Managing Partner of FINTOP, to its Board of Directors. Maxwell brings a partnership that will accelerate the company’s momentum and Scarborough brings expertise in scaling global businesses and diversity.

    "Beanworks solves the age-old problem of throwing people up against technology roadblocks,” said Maxwell. “People don’t want to manually enter invoice data or be bound to labor-intensive, manual processes when they know there is a better way. We believe the team at Beanworks is positioned to meet a growing demand for scaling companies and I am excited to join the Board."

    The $10.1 million in funding comes a year after Beanworks began a partnership with Sage Software as its exclusive AP automation provider. With AP automation ranked as the top user-requested add-on by Sage’s user base, the launch of Sage AP Automation (a white labelled version of Beanworks) has gained rapid traction amongst Sage users by providing robust accounting workflows, automating data entry and giving newfound visibility into their businesses’ financials.

    Mid-market accounting teams choose Beanworks as their essential accounting tool to access the analytics and insights that empower them to make educated, strategic business decisions. Beanworks will use the recent investment to further enhance its platform, release an expense module and expand into new global markets.

    *About Beanworks:*
    Beanworks automates accounting workflow to empower teams to succeed. From purchase to payment, Beanworks integrates with your software to make accounts payable (AP) simple and delightful. Thousands of users manage AP at a fraction of traditional processing costs while remaining focused on financial management and reporting. For more information on how to save time and focus on what matters most to you, please visit:

    *Twitter: *@BeanworksAP
    *Facebook: *@BeanworksAP
    *Hashtags: *#FinTech #CDNTech #vantech #Tech #SaaS #Startup #Accounting #Finance #Automation

    *About FINTOP Capital
    *FINTOP Capital, managed by seasoned financial technology operators, invests in B2B service-enabled SaaS and software companies in the fintech space, and brings real world understanding, networks, experience, and capital to grow those companies. Target companies have a proven product in the market, real revenues, and are helmed by veterans of the industries they're looking to shape. To learn more about FINTOP Capital, visit

    *For more information please contact: Karim Ben-Jaafar, President*
    **  Reported by GlobeNewswire 18 hours ago.

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