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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    The premier fundraising agency in the United States adds creative and production management services to its west coast presence.

    LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    CDR Fundraising Group has hired Erin Albitz as creative director and Felicia Seibert as associate production director. They will join Lisa Scott Benson, CEO, in Los Angeles, where the agency is building its West Coast presence. “CDR has had a national client footprint for decades,” Scott Benson explained. “As we continue to grow and serve more clients in more markets and verticals, this is the ideal time for our agency footprint to expand as well.” The Los Angeles office will be the third CDR location. Existing offices are in the Washington, D.C. area.

    “Our sizable team in the greater D.C. metro includes many of the best direct response fundraising strategists, analysts, creative and digital professionals in the industry. There are differences in approach between west coast and east coast talent. Adding senior talent with experience in different fundraising strategies expands our internal knowledge, which means our clients have access to a wider array of learnings to improve their fundraising performance,” Scott Benson added.

    CDR helps a wide variety of nonprofit organizations achieve their growth and income objectives through integrated marketing programs featuring digital, direct mail and direct response television.

    “With the addition of Erin and Felicia, we’re now expanding our services to provide online and offline catalog fundraising,” Angela Struebing, president, commented. “CDR has long been recognized for its high-performance work on behalf of veterans, human services, health, animal welfare, children’s and cultural causes. Lisa, Erin and Felicia bring their own wealth of experience in many of these areas plus the international relief and development and international health sectors, making us an excellent and cost-effective choice for organizations in these verticals as well.”

    Albitz brings over 20 years of experience partnering on creative strategy with clients including American Red Cross, Operation Smile, Mercy Ships, The Salvation Army, Los Angeles Mission, and Greater Boston Food Bank. Her work in integrated mail, digital and catalog fundraising campaigns has produced record-breaking results for numerous clients.

    Seibert has been sourcing and managing cost-efficient printing for more than 20 years for clients including American Red Cross, Operation Smile, Mercy Ships, ADT, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Westinghouse and MBNA America (in-house). A Six Sigma Green Belt, she most recently led a team of 17 people in three locations, producing over 135,000,000 solicitations for nonprofit organizations.

    About CDR Fundraising Group
    CDR Fundraising Group (https://www.cdrfg.com/) is a premier direct response fundraising firm with more than 30 years serving the nonprofit community. CDR provides a full suite of fundraising services uniquely tailored to each of its nonprofit clients, including digital advertising, email marketing, web development, direct response television, direct mail, telemarketing, analytics, mid-level programs, sustainer programs and planned giving consultation. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    New Funds to Accelerate Company Growth and Innovation in Digital Merchandising for the Automotive Industry

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    SpinCar, the global leader in digital automotive merchandising software, announced today that it has closed a $22 million financing round led by Wavecrest Growth Partners, with participation from auto and tech industry veterans David Metter and Harpreet Grewal. The new capital will be used to fund company growth and continued investment in product innovation to meet accelerating market demand for digital automotive merchandising technologies.

    SpinCar’s digital automotive merchandising platform leverages advanced 360° display technology and proprietary behavioral data to reinvent the way in which dealers, OEMs and third-party automotive marketplaces engage with car shoppers. The platform transforms static online merchandising content into immersive, VR-enabled experiences, complete with virtual interior and exterior tours as well as tagged, touchable hotspots that allow consumers to explore key vehicle features in rich detail. By capturing precise vehicle and feature interaction data in real-time, SpinCar enables dealers to personalize every consumer touch based on the specific needs and interests of individual shoppers. SpinCar’s VINtelligent Retargeting solution delivers the industry’s most personalized digital ad units for greater marketing effectiveness along the entire car buying journey. Dealers using the SpinCar platform report greater than 30% increases in online consumer engagement and conversion rates, as well as 20 – 30% faster inventory turnover, particularly for used and certified pre-owned vehicles.

    “In a world where consumers are just a click or swipe away from a myriad of information sources and alternative purchasing options, every digital interaction for a car shopper represents a critical moment in the purchase journey. SpinCar is enabling local and national auto dealers to bring the personalized showroom experience directly to prospective car buyers wherever and whenever they want. Our platform is generating measurable results for dealers of all sizes, and this investment will enable us to expand our industry reach at an even faster rate,” said Devin Daly, SpinCar Co-Founder and CEO. “Wavecrest’s customer-first approach and unrivaled B2B SaaS experience make them the perfect partner for our next phase of growth. We’re excited to work with their team and network of operators as we accelerate our efforts. This capital will allow us to bring new products to market faster, enhance the services we provide to our customers and partners, and expand our world-class team.”

    Describing the investment, Deepak Sindwani, Managing Partner at Wavecrest Growth Partners said, “SpinCar provides market-leading technology to a very large industry in the throes of digital disruption. We were impressed with the company’s value proposition, business performance and unique data assets. We look forward to partnering with Devin and his team to transform the way that vehicles get purchased.”

    In addition to Deepak, Harpreet Grewal and David Metter have also joined the company’s board of directors. Harpreet is a 30-year veteran of SaaS businesses, with particular expertise in selling to SMBs. Most recently, he served as General Manager/CEO of Constant Contact after the company’s $1.1 billion sale to Endurance International in 2015. Previously, he was a 5-time CFO of public and private SaaS companies. David is the co-founder and President of AutoHook, which was acquired by Urban Science in 2015. David is a frequent speaker on the topic of digital innovation at auto dealer conferences, including the North American Dealer Association (NADA) show.

    Presidio Technology Partners acted as the financial advisor to SpinCar on the transaction.

    About SpinCar
    SpinCar offers automotive dealers, OEMs and online marketplaces the industry’s most advanced platform for digital automotive merchandising. The company’s 360° WalkAround® technology builds trust between buyers and sellers by bringing the physical showroom experience to car shoppers wherever and whenever they want. SpinCar’s proprietary shopper behavioral data and VINtelligent® Retargeting solution enable dealers to deliver hyperpersonalized interactions across the entire car shopping journey. To date, more than 140 million virtual WalkArounds have been experienced by car shoppers across 14 countries. To learn more about SpinCar, visit SpinCar.com.

    About Wavecrest Growth Partners
    Based in Boston, Wavecrest Growth Partners is a growth equity firm focused on investing in and partnering with leading B2B software and technology-enabled services companies. Wavecrest targets investments in high-growth technology companies with proven product and business models and brings to bear a differentiated combination of investing and operating expertise to help accelerate growth and profitability. Representative investments include Building Engines, Tier1CRM, and SpinCar. Wavecrest’s team has over three decades of collective investing and operating experience in growth-stage B2B technology companies, including numerous successful outcomes. For more information, visit wavecrestgrowth.com. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    Clinical practitioners serving at Veterans Recovery Resources (VRR) have been selected to participate in Clinical Scholars, one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs that equip and connect leaders across the country to collaborate in addressing systemic inequities and finding new solutions to the nation’s most entrenched health challenges.

    MOBILE, Ala. (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    The nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), has recognized a new Mobile-area mental wellness non-profit for its unique plans to serve Veterans.

    Clinical practitioners serving at Veterans Recovery Resources (VRR) have been selected to participate in Clinical Scholars, one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs that equip and connect leaders across the country—in every sector and field, and from all backgrounds and perspectives—to collaborate in addressing systemic inequities and finding new solutions to the nation’s most entrenched health challenges. RWJF’s vision is to build a Culture of Health in every community across America so that every person has the opportunity to reach their best possible health and well-being.

    Combining the expertise of a physical therapist, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, and physician assistant, the Veterans Recovery Resources Clinical Scholars team is removing barriers to care and designing new ways to infuse peer support and vibrant community engagement into high-quality, compassionate, affordable mental health care for Veterans and their families.

    The Veterans Recovery Resources Clinical Scholars team includes Jeremy Fletcher, PT, DPT, OCS (Major, U.S. Army Reserve); Joe Currier, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychologist); Erin McAdams, PA-C, MHS (Captain, U.S. Army Reserve); and Marjorie Scaffa, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, MS, ALC, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields and hold appointments at the University of South Alabama.

    Dr. Jeremy Fletcher - PT, DPT, OCS
    Dr. Fletcher, the VRR Clinical Scholars team leader, is a Physical Therapist by trade and the first PT in the Clinical Scholars program. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama and a Veteran. Using a mind-body approach to reduce chronic pain and improve quality of life for all Service Members, Dr. Fletcher brings extensive experience working directly with Veterans through his active duty in the U.S. Army, which included one deployment to Afghanistan, and in the Army Reserves where he is currently a Major. He holds a number of degrees, including a Graduate Certificate from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Alabama.

    Dr. Joseph Currier - Ph.D., Clinical Program Lead
    Dr. Currier is leading the effort to develop a leading-edge, concurrent clinical approach to Veteran recovery and dual diagnosis. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor/Director of the Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical/Counseling Psychology at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Currier has worked with military Veterans as a clinician and researcher for over a decade, both within the VA system and in the community, fueling a deep passion to enhance existing models and practices for supporting Veterans and their families.

    Erin McAdams - PA-C, MHS
    Erin McAdams is a Co-Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She joined the U.S. Army National Guard in 2008 and is currently a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. McAdams is dedicated to helping Veterans and their families improve their health and is passionate about breaking down the barriers of siloed healthcare in the community, leading the way toward a holistic approach to mental health care and chronic disease management.

    Dr. Marjorie Scaffa -Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, MS, ALC
    Dr. Scaffa serves as a Health & Wellness Counselor in the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. A Ph.D. with 35 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist, she holds a doctorate in Health Education and Community Health and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She works with Veterans using a solution-focused, strengths-based approach to counseling with the ability to integrate other theoretical approaches to meet the needs of individual clients. She is focused on health promotion and prevention, family and relationship issues, and helping others overcome grief and trauma.

    As a member of Clinical Scholars’ 2018-2021 cohort, the team will focus on providing Veterans and their families a whole health approach to wellness. They will further benefit from high-caliber curricula and coaching from national leaders, collaborating with other cutting-edge thinkers to create greater impact and accelerate infusing a Culture of Health into the Mobile community and surrounding areas.

    According to John Kilpatrick, Founder and Executive Director at Veterans Recovery Resources, “We are so honored that our team and organization have received this recognition and support. Three years ago, we began with a vision for Veteran mental health. I can’t wait to see what this team will bring to our healthcare community to benefit Veterans over the next three years.”

    The Veterans Recovery Resources Outpatient Clinic is located at 1156 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36604. To learn more about Veterans Recovery Resources, or to lend your support to its vital mission, please visit http://www.vetsrecover.org or call 866-648-7334.

    About Clinical Scholars, A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
    Clinical Scholars is one of several leadership development programs supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. These programs continue RWJF’s legacy of supporting the development of diverse leaders from across the nation. Initially focused on healthcare, the programs were expanded because the Foundation knows that building a Culture of Health requires every sector, profession, and discipline to work together. Additional information is available at http://www.rwjf.org/leadershipforbetterhealth.

    About Veterans Recovery Resources
    Veterans Recovery Resources is a non-profit, 501c3 community-based mental wellness program being developed specifically for Veterans, by Veterans. Founded and led by John Kilpatrick, a 31-year Army Reservist with expertise in hospital administration, John and his team understand the needs of our Veteran population. John’s deepest passion is to accelerate Veteran well-being by removing the barriers to mental health care and providing a unique recovery program for Veterans and their families suffering from substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and other mental wellness issues. More information is available at http://www.vetsrecover.org. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    Readers can stay up to date on Philadelphia sports through a new blog website by Jonathan Levin.

    PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    Sport fans in Philadelphia will soon be able to access groundbreaking information about sports in the City of Brotherly Love thanks to a new blog website by Jonathan Levin.

    The new blog site, located at http://www.jonathanlevinphiladelphia.com, recently underwent a beta run that was extremely successful. Therefore, version 1.0 of the website will be available at the beginning of November -- right in time for the football and basketball seasons. Only minor optimizations and changes will be made up until the website’s release.

    On the website, Levin plans to offer free information to readers at first and then switch to a subscription-based model later in the year. In both forms, the website will cater to fans of both professional and collegiate sport teams in Philadelphia.

    According to Levin, the forecast for sports in Philadelphia appears to be relatively clear and sunshiny. However, the city’s athletics may feature some rough spots as well. Specifically, the 76ers team now has a squad with much more promise than it has in decades. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will likely keep turning heads and establish themselves as players with the potential to become high-accomplished veterans early on. In addition, although Markelle Fultz had a rocky start during his rookie season, it seems that he is ready to move forward full steam ahead this season.

    Levin is even more excited to discuss the Eagles on his website considering that they are National Football League’s reigning champions at the moment. The team made franchise history last year when they outplayed the multiple-Super-Bowl-winning Patriots and took home the Lombardi trophy. According to Levin, the Eagles certainly have the potential to win big again during the 2018-2019 season.

    Levin’s ultimate aim is not only to offer the latest updates and insights into all things related to Philadelphia sports but also to engage his readers in discussions that will make them feel as though their voices are being heard all season long, too. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    Investment supports program to more readily connect Veterans living with service-connected Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to quality employment opportunities and improve lives

    NEW YORK, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BNP Paribas is pleased to announce that it is an anchor investor into a $5.1 million fund for Veterans Coordinated Approach to Recovery and Employment (“Veterans CARE”), a Pay for Success project to improve employment outcomes for Veterans with service-connected PTSD. BNP Paribas is supporting this project in partnership with Social Finance Inc., The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, the City of New York, and other participating lenders.This investment continues to grow BNP Paribas’ Pay for Success transaction portfolio, with major investments in the United States and France. In 2016, the bank closed a credit facility for the State of Connecticut’s first Pay for Success Project (the “Connecticut Family Stability Pay for Success Project”), launched by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

    Pay for Success contracts, also known as “Social Impact Bonds,” are innovative public-private partnerships that combine nonprofit expertise, private sector funding, and independent evaluation to transform the way governments respond to chronic social problems. Through this model, private capital is raised to cover upfront costs for high impact programs while repayment to private investors only occurs if the program meets predetermined performance outcomes. Independent evaluators measure the effects of the program based on specific metrics that benefit both individuals and society.

    The Veterans CARE project will serve 480 Veterans over three years in New York City, Boston, Brockton, MA, and Central and Western Massachusetts. Local VA medical centers will deliver Individual Placement and Support (IPS), an evidence-based approach to supported employment, to program participants. The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center (TVAMC) will oversee and monitor the project. The participating governments will repay investors if the project successfully achieves positive outcomes for participants. Measures of success include earnings level, sustained competitive employment, fidelity to the IPS model, and job satisfaction.

    Bob Hawley, CEO of BNP Paribas CIB Americas & Head of Global Markets Americas stated, “BNP Paribas has a proven track record of investing in Pay for Success projects in order to drive social change across the Americas. Through the Veterans CARE project, we are determined to help improve employment possibilities for US Veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

    BNP Paribas remains committed to financing sectors that have significant positive impacts on local job creation and the overall strengthening of society. As of June 30, 2018, BNP Paribas had over €1 billion of commitments in support of social entrepreneurship and microfinance, serving approximately 1,500clients and partners. In addition, as of the end of 2017, BNP Paribas had arranged €155 billion of financings directly contributing to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    For more information regarding this project, please visit: http://socialfinance.org/news/va-partner-organizations-launch-innovative-approach-using-long-term-employment-improve-lives-veterans-ptsd/

    *Press Contacts BNP Paribas USA*

    Keely Gispan +1 332 323 3705 Keely.gispan@us.bnpparibas.com
    Guy Taylor +1 332 323 3704 guild.taylor@us.bnpparibas.com

    Follow us on Twitter: @BNPPAmericas

    About BNP Paribas USA

    BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs close to 15,000 people and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s. Bank of the West serves over 2 million individuals and small & businesses through a network of around 600 branches and business centers. Large corporate and institutional clients are serviced by BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking franchise that has a presence in the main US cities, in addition to a global reach through a network of offices in EMEA and APAC. The bank also offers asset management services through BNP Paribas Asset Management as well as Real Estate and Fleet Services through partnerships. The Bank owns an equity stake in Nasdaq-listed First Hawaiian Bank which was previously 100% owned by BNP Paribas. www.usa.bnpparibas

    About BNP Paribas Group

    BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. www.group.bnpparibas Reported by GlobeNewswire 6 hours ago.

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    In our series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment, we take a look at the healing power of fly fishing. Jan Crawford went to Oregon and pulled on a pair of waders to see how one veteran is inspiring others with free outdoor adventures. Reported by CBS News 5 hours ago.

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    Former workers who apply for disability, can receive Social Security benefits and use programs like Ticket to Work as U.S. job market expands

    Belleville, Illinois, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Disability Employment Awareness Month in October shines the spotlight on important programs like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which has a dual purpose of providing income and helping former workers return to work, according to TrueHelp, a division of Allsup. The nation’s premier disability representation company encourages individuals who currently receive Social Security disability benefits to learn about and participate in the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.

     

    “More than half of all initial SSDI applicants who come to Allsup tell us they would like to work again if their conditions improve or stabilize,” said Paula Morgan, return to work case manager at Allsup Employment Services. “The Ticket to Work program offers these individuals the smoothest on-ramp back into the workforce, with services that allow them to test their ability to work without jeopardizing their hard-earned benefits.”

     

    Finding work with a disability brings additional challenges. For example, past careers may no longer be open, due to new limitations. Also, some employers maintain misconceptions and stereotypes about hiring individuals with disabilities. Evidence of this is in the 8% unemployment rate for individuals with a disability, which remains far above the national average of 3.8% overall.

     

    To help individuals get back to work, the Ticket to Work program offers features like a Trial Work Period, during which beneficiaries can test their ability to work and continue receiving SSDI. Ticket to Work also provides an extended period of Medicare eligibility, expedited reinstatement of SSDI income if you become unable to work again, and program deductions for impairment-related work expenses.

     

    The program also provides access to Social Security-approved Employment Networks (ENs) like Allsup Employment Services. Allsup has helped more than 300,000 people to receive their SSDI benefits. The online tool empower by Allsup® combines an SSDI assessment for eligibility and Social Security disability application support, along with return to work guidance for those who may medically recover. Allsup has a 53% success rate at the application level, compared to the national average of 34%.

     

    Learn how to apply for Social Security disability, or go back to work with SSDI benefits by visiting TrueHelp.com.

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    *ABOUT ALLSUP
    *Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, return to work, exchange plan and Medicare services for individuals, their employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. Learn more at TrueHelp.com and @Allsup or download a free PDF of Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance: Getting It Right The First Time.

    CONTACT: Rebecca Ray
    Allsup
    (618) 236-5065
    r.ray@allsup.com

    Lyndsey Ellis
    Allsup
    (618) 236-8573
    l.ellis@allsup.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 5 hours ago.

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    Partnership will drive SaaS and IoT company’s increased product development and fuel analytics innovation efforts while improving customer success

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    Titan Cloud Software, a fast-growing SaaS and IoT company, and M33 Growth, a growth-stage investment firm, today announced they have partnered to accelerate the expansion of Titan’s downstream oil and gas industry solutions for fuel retailers, fleet operators, environmental firms, and Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) service providers, distributors and manufacturers.

    Brent Puzak, Director of ESS at Circle K commented on this new partnership: “As a long-time customer with several thousand sites and users on Titan, we’re excited to hear about Titan’s recent partnership with M33 Growth because it means that the already feature-rich Titan platform will continue to expand its functionality to assist Circle K Global Fuels.”

    “In the management of thousands of sites across the western U.S., we rely on Titan’s advanced software tools, coupled with our unique 24/7/365 call center expertise, to provide our clients with unsurpassed service, specifically around alarms, remote ATG management, and flow rate reporting,” added Tami Jensen, Vice President and GM, SolvOne. “As a leading service provider in the industry, we’re excited to hear about the M33 partnership and what this means for the continued expansion of our relationship with Titan and ability to create even more value for our clientele.”

    M33 Growth’s mission is to partner with bootstrapped, high-growth companies located outside traditional startup hubs who have built industry-leading products. “Titan is an ideal partner,” said Brian Shortsleeve, co-founder and managing director of M33 Growth. “We were drawn to their cutting-edge cloud-based fuel analytics, environmental risk management software and fuel systems monitoring platform, commitment to providing outstanding service to their customers, and impressive customer base that encompasses over 30,000 sites, 10,000 users, and the leading owner/operators in downstream oil and gas. Uniting our resources with theirs, we can help them grow their products offerings, partnerships and customer success teams to strengthen their leadership position.”

    “We have changed the way downstream does business,” said David Freese, CEO of Titan Cloud Software. “Our passion for innovation and repeated delivery of strong return on software investment has earned us the trust of a blue-chip customer base of leading enterprise players including 10 of the top 20 convenience store chains and 5 of the top 6 rental fleets, as well as leading PEI service providers and equipment OEMs. At Titan, we don’t take our responsibility to provide continual innovation and value lightly and are always striving to take our products, platform and customer service to the next level. We have joined forces with M33 Growth so we can tap into their financial and strategic resources to expand our growth exponentially.”

    To see this platform live at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual show in Las Vegas, October 7–10, 2018, please visit Titan on the expo floor in booth #7353.

    About M33 Growth

    M33 Growth is a venture and growth stage investment firm that partners with founders and CEOs who have successfully bootstrapped their companies to strong growth and are positioned to rapidly scale their companies and break through as market leaders. With deep experience fueling sales and marketing engines, driving acquisitions and building value through data assets, M33 Growth seeks to propel portfolio companies to success in their markets. Founded by veterans of renowned investment firms with considerable operational experience, the Boston-based firm seeks to invest in companies in the software, healthcare and services sectors throughout North America. Learn more at m33growth.com

    About Titan Cloud Software

    Titan Cloud Software is an agile SaaS and IoT software company that is changing the way the downstream oil and gas industry does business. Titan offers a single cloud-based platform that bridges the trifecta of fuel asset management: continuous wetstock tank monitoring, cloud automation of environmental processes, and optimization of fuel equipment uptime. Entrusted by a customer base that comprises the who’s who of the retail petroleum industry and commercial fleet market, it is estimated that Titan’s software currently monitors 50% of all U.S. consumer gasoline throughput. Working with this extensive network gives Titan access to big data and compelling analytics that can be used to manage risk and fuel profit for its clients. Learn more at titancloud.com. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    Leonard Pecora was an Army sergeant who serviced military airplanes in India's Himalayan foothills during World War II, maintained subway cars in the Coney Island yards to support his family and was active in Veterans of Foreign Wars posts after retiring about 25 years ago. Reported by Newsday 4 hours ago.

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    (UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, October 4, 2018 at 17:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac, one of the globe's leading suppliers of pressure sensitive labels, is pleased to launch the new *Pressure Sensitive Labels* *101* online course that it developed in partnership with The Packaging School. The new course will be demonstrated throughout Pack Expo International 2018 in Chicago at UPM Raflatac's booth S-4147.

    Pressure sensitive labels play an essential role in the packaging value chain - they enable your brand to stand out among the competition on the shelf and convey vital, sometimes lifesaving information. How much do you really know about the innovative technology that goes into developing these labels? By taking Pressure Sensitive Labels 101, you will learn first-hand the essentials of the world's leading label type. 

    Developed and taught by UPM Raflatac's world-renowned experts, the Pressure Sensitive Labels 101 course includes an overview of the global pressure sensitive labels market, decoration technologies and market share, label construction, press converting, end use application, performance testing and so much more. Once you complete the course at your own pace, you will be equipped with the expertise and recognition to grow your business through operational efficiency, brand impact and sales.

    "The Packaging School's mission is to provide accessible and applicable education on packaging to a global audience and pressure sensitive labels are a highly relevant subject that professionals absolutely need to understand," says *Julie Rice*, Academic Director, The Packaging School. "In search of a trusted source of expertise, The Packaging School partnered with UPM Raflatac to create this first-of-its-kind online course. We are excited to share this essential information about the pressure sensitive label value chain so that everyone can make smarter decisions about their packaging."

    "UPM Raflatac has set forth the ambitious goal of labeling a smarter future, and at the very core of this promise is education enabling subject matter expertise," adds *Fernando Giron*, Global Marketing Manager, Films, UPM Raflatac. "We could not think of better partners than The Packaging School to develop the innovative Pressure Sensitive Labels 101 course. I encourage every brand owner, designer, converter and printer to enroll in this course so they can find the inspiration needed to grow their business."

    Be sure to visit UPM Raflatac at booth S-4147 at Pack Expo International 2018 to see this course in action.

    Learn more about UPM Raflatac's and The Packaging School's new Pressure Sensitive Labels 101 course and take your free assessment now! »

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    *For more information, please contact:*

    *Scott Sowers*
    *Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac*
    Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 ET
    tel. +1 828-275-7261
    scott.sowers@upmraflatac.com

    *UPM Raflatac *
    UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

    Follow us on Twitter *|* LinkedIn *|* Facebook *|* YouTube *|* Instagram

    *The Packaging School*
    The Packaging School addresses a global need to break down traditional physical barriers for packaging education and supply more qualified and engaged workers to the packaging industry. Our mission is to provide accessible and applicable education on packaging to a global audience. As an online community, PackagingSchool.com connects knowledge seekers with knowledge providers. The cornerstone of our content is an exclusive license of a professional packaging curriculum developed at Clemson University. We are bridging the gap between academia and industry by working with subject matter experts who are veterans in the industry to expand the breadth and depth of our online catalog. The result is an engaging way for all types of individuals, from packaging newcomers to longtime industry insiders, to improve their working knowledge and understanding of the packaging industry, which intimately connects people and trade across the world on a daily basis. www.packagingschool.com 

    Follow us on Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

    *UPM*
    We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. We employ around 19,100 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. Our shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM Biofore - Beyond fossils. www.upm.com

    Follow UPM on Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | upmbiofore.com #UPM #biofore #beyondfossils Reported by GlobeNewswire 5 hours ago.

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    GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GameStop is powering up its U.S. stores to accept donations for the* Call of Duty Endowment* (the Endowment), which provides funding to nonprofits that help veterans obtain high quality jobs and raises awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.The Endowment and GameStop have worked together to help veterans secure quality employment since 2012, with almost 6,000 veterans placed into meaningful careers via the partnership.

    During this GameStop Gives campaign from October 5 - 31, GameStop is offering guests four ways to give thanks for our nation’s veterans and their families when shopping at GameStop:

    · *Donate at checkout*. Guests can give $1 or more or round up their purchase. Plus, PowerUp Rewards members will receive triple PowerUp Rewards points on the donation amount.
    · *Donate PowerUp Rewards points. *Members can donate points to the Endowment in the PowerUp Rewards Center.
    · *Trade in for Charity.* Donate up to 100 percent of trade-in value to charity when you bring unused video game hardware, software, accessories or consumer electronics to GameStop.
    · *Buy one, GameStop Gives one*. With every purchase of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Pro Edition, GameStop Gives will donate $1 to the Endowment.

    “Our entire company is passionate about giving back to our military heroes in any way possible. Just last year, our company united together to raise more than $424,000 in donations to help more than 800 veterans get back to work,” says Frank Hamlin, Chief Marketing Officer for GameStop. “We hope our guests join us in showing gratitude for our country’s service members and donate in stores today.”

    The GameStop Gives campaign aims to help support employment opportunities for veterans like Maria Hernandez.

    The biggest challenge Maria faced after leaving the U.S. Navy was coming to the realization that without furthering her education, she would most likely not find a job that would pay her at the level she had become accustomed to in the military. With the help of Still Serving Veterans, and its funding from the Call of Duty Endowment, Maria was able to land a position in the operations and logistics science industry.  

    “The impact of getting a job is immeasurable. It feels incredible to finally have an opportunity that fits my experience and education, while at the same time gives me financial security for myself and my family,” Maria said. 

    “Over the last five years, GameStop and its guests have helped the Call of Duty Endowment fund the placement of more than 6,000 veterans in rewarding jobs. That represents an entire Brigade of vets and has been imperative to the Endowment’s overall placement of more than 47,000 vets into high-quality employment,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director for the Endowment. “Without GameStop, its guests, and this incredible partnership, getting the resources to do this important work wouldn’t be possible.”

    This year, GameStop is the premier sponsor of the #CODNATION Challenge: #TheRace to Help Vets, the Endowment’s annual round-the-clock, multi-day streaming fundraiser. This year’s stream will feature hosts Jericho, GoldGlove, Hutch, and VernNotice. The stream will feature special guests, including developers, influencers, and pro gamers, who will join the hosts as they play new modes, explore tips and tricks, and share behind-the-scenes exclusives—all for a great cause. Catch the stream broadcast live from Treyarch Studios on twitch.tv/TheRace from 9am PT on October 11 to 2pm PT on October 13.

    *About the Call of Duty Endowment *
    The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit foundation founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The organization seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace. For more information about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.

    *About GameStop*
    GameStop, the world’s largest video game retailer, offers the best selection of new and pre-owned video gaming consoles, accessories and video game titles, in both physical and digital formats. GameStop also offers fans a wide variety of pop vinyl toys, collectibles, board games and more. Through GameStop’s unique buy-sell-trade program, gamers can trade in video game consoles, games, and accessories, as well as consumer electronics for cash or in-store credit. The retailer operates thousands of locations around the world under the GameStop, EB Games and Micromania retail brands. Fans can find their local GameStop store using the company’s online store locator tool.

    To get the latest news on video gaming and gear, follow GameStop on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania is part of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a global specialty retailer that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple.

    *Media Contacts:*

    Martha Sotelo
    GameStop Corporation
    817-424-2099
    marthasotelo@gamestop.com

    Mirian Arias
    Call of Duty Endowment
    212-843-8094
    marias@rubenstein.com  Reported by GlobeNewswire 5 hours ago.

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    Oct. 17 event to feature senior executives from Samsung and Verizon

    HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today announced that Samsung Electronics North America President and CEO Tim Baxter and Verizon Sr. VP and Chief Product Officer Sowmyanarayan Sampath will headline the organization’s upcoming Titans series event on the future impact of 5G technology on October 17, 2018 from 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

    Samsung and Verizon have worked together closely to lead the development of 5G, culminating in Verizon’s announcement of a 5G commercial launch in four markets by the end of the year.

    During the event, Baxter and Sampath will discuss how 5G technology will transform the way that we live, work and play, including potential impacts on industries such as autonomous vehicles, smart cities and telemedicine.

    DATE: October 17, 2018

    TIME: 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Registration and networking
    7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and program

    LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
    1700 Tysons Blvd.
    McLean, VA 22102

    REGISTRATION: To register as a member of the press, please contact Allison Gilmore at
    703-904-7878, ext. 287 or email agilmore@nvtc.org.

    The event is free for press, but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry.

    # # #

    The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    MedSys Group joins an elite team of industry leaders to support the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    PLANO, Texas (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    MedSys Group announced today it is joining Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and other industry leaders and innovators to help make seamless care available to the nation’s veterans. This newly formed team announced by Cerner will bring extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record (EHR).

    “MedSys Group is extremely honored to be part of this program and serve such a deserving population as our veterans. MedSys’ focus will be to enhance the training and support functions of the project, as well as contribute to the clinical transformation and end user adoption as the program is rolled out. Our team is thrilled to be part of this historic initiative alongside Cerner and the partnership," noted Mark Embry, MedSys Group Co-Founder.

    In addition to Cerner, MedSys Group will join Leidos, Guidehouse, Accenture, Henry Schein, Inc., AbleVets LLC, MicroHealth, ProSource360 and 17 additional small businesses – many of which are veteran-owned – to form the team that will provide experience and expertise to the VA implementation.

    “We are proud MedSys Group will be part of this important team of industry leaders that will shape the future of care for veterans through a modern EHR system,” said Travis Dalton, president, Cerner Government Services. “We will work together to address the needs and capabilities that are in the best interest of the VA. Our veterans deserve the highest quality care and with this team, we look forward bringing a modern, seamless system to those who have served our country.”

    In May, Cerner announced an historic agreement and VA made the program one of their top priorities to improve care for veterans. Using technology that has been deployed successfully at Department of Defense (DoD) medical facilities and thousands of provider sites globally, Cerner plans to provide seamless care across the VA’s high-performing integrated network, including VA facilities, community providers and DoD facilities.
    MedSys Group will join Cerner and other VA EHR modernization members to outline the strategy during the Cerner Health Conference, Oct. 8-11, in Kansas City, Mo.

    About MedSys Group

    Founded in 2008, MedSys Group® LLC, is a healthcare IT services firm, delivering outstanding services and results to academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, specialty hospitals, and physician practices. MedSys provides expert leadership in Cerner, Epic and other acute/ambulatory EHR and revenue cycle systems. MedSys is frequently featured in A-list publications and was named for two consecutive years on the Dallas 100 list of fastest growing companies in North Texas. MedSys is the recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare and the Inc. 5000 awards. For more information, please visit: http://www.MedSysGroup.com or call 972-464-0020. You can also follow the company on Twitter @MedSysGroup. For interviews or media inquiries, please contact Ann Bartnik, Vice President of Client Services, at abartnik(at)medsysgroup.com.

    About Cerner
    Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial systems to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.com, The Cerner Blog, The Cerner Podcast or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

    Media Contact:

    MedSys Group
    Ann Bartnik, VP Client Services, (214) 436-8754
    abartnik(at)medsysgroup.com

    Cerner
    Misti Preston, Public Relations, (816) 299-2037 Reported by PRWeb 4 hours ago.

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    Spring Hope, NC, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- A new report by Brightfield Group finds that hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) will dominate the cannabis industry within four years, and the timing could not be better as Hemp, Inc. continues to expand its operational footprint nationwide. The hemp-derived CBD market is expected to hit $591 million this year, and it may grow 40 times this size—to $22 billion by 2022, according to the report. As a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) has a solid infrastructure to support the industry’s rapid growth.According to the Brightfield Group, CBD has “been flying under the radar but is set to explode”.  The growth rate of distribution channels for these products is expected to soar in the next few years. Right now, hemp-derived CBD products are the primary sales driver in the market. “We are thrilled to be at the forefront of the hemp-derived CBD market that has already demonstrated record-breaking growth positioning us towards the very top of this multi-billion dollar industry,” said Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin.

    Hemp, Inc.’s joint venture model with farmers across the U.S. has positioned the company as a leader in providing hemp education and an infrastructure through which to cultivate, process, and manufacture this viable crop. “Hemp, Inc. is committed to meeting market demand for high quality hemp and derived products, building on our strategic operations throughout the country to ensure Hemp, Inc.’s standing as one of the premiere growers, suppliers and manufacturers of hemp to the U.S.,” says Perlowin.

    Hemp, Inc. began processing a harvest of more than 100,000 pounds of industrial hemp from the first of many farms they have contracted with in the Medford, Oregon, area at its second hemp cultivation and processing company, Local Processing Center, Inc. (LPC).

    Hemp, Inc.’s LPC consists of 8 greenhouses that are about 3,000 square feet each.  The greenhouses are used for drying. Since curing and storage need to be done in a controlled environment (for temperature and humidity), a steel building is used. According to executives, this building is very effective and they are building another one which will be completed in about 10 days. “This was designed to be a ‘cookie-cutter’ model that can be duplicated all over America through joint ventures.  We are simultaneously creating a local processing center in North Carolina and will be in many other states soon too,” says Perlowin.  “We expect this will add a substantial weekly revenue to our company’s bottom line.”

    Notably, there are now over 40 states in the nation that have legalized hemp. Companies seeking to enter or further develop their footprint in the industrial hemp marketplace are aligning with Hemp, Inc. for the company’s proven expertise and state-of-the-art hemp processing and manufacturing infrastructure in Spring Hope, North Carolina. The largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, Hemp, Inc.’s 85,000 square foot hemp processing and manufacturing facility sits on 59 acres and has been operational since August, 2017. It has become a global leader in the industrial hemp industry.

    The company’s 500-acre strategic growing partner Veteran Village Kins Community in Golden Valley, Arizona, is also designed to grow hemp and produce CBD products to benefit veterans as well as generate revenue for Hemp, Inc., the Veteran Village and individual veterans living in the community. Hemp, Inc. executives are also continuing to scout new locations nationwide to open additional hemp processing centers in legal markets. 

    “As we continue to execute our strategic vision to expand our footprint across the U.S. (and the world), we are able to diversify our portfolio to include markets beyond our headquarters in North Carolina, allowing us to create increased value for our shareholders,” said Perlowin. “Now that the largest facility has been up and running for over a year and is shipping out product by the semi-load, we are focusing on Division Two (The Hemp Extraction Infrastructure) and Division Three (The Hemp Farming Infrastructure.” (To read more about these Divisions, click here.)

    Hemp, Inc. is helping to build the industrial hemp infrastructure that was basically non-existent in America. And five years later, it’s still in its infancy as our nation, gradually, embraces industrial hemp as a new emerging multi-trillion dollar industrial agricultural green revolution. Hemp, Inc. has been building six hemp infrastructures, Divisions One through Six (the 6th Division just launched):

    Division One – The Industrial Hemp Infrastructure

    Division Two – The Hemp Extraction Infrastructure

    Division Three – The Hemp Farming Infrastructure

    Division Four – The Hemp Educational Infrastructure

    Division Five – The Hemp Marketing Infrastructure

    Division Six - Accessories, Products and Services

    Division Six is the company’s newest division to be formed which focuses on the sale of hemp accessories such as the sale of extractors, storage bags, containers, fertilizer, soil amendments, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, balers, greenhouses, and greenhouse equipment; the drying, trimming, curing, storing and brokering biomass and CBD for other farmers; and ultimately anything else a hemp farmer may need to be successful.

    For a more complete description on the Veteran Village Kins Community (as mentioned above), read the following October 24, 2017 press release, “Hemp, Inc. Announces Strategic Hemp Growing Partner ‘Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.’ Completes Final Site Plan Blueprints”, below:

    Hemp, Inc. has announced that its strategic growing partner, "Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.", has completed its final site plan blueprints for its 500-acre site in Golden Valley, Arizona (20 miles north of Kingman, AZ and 90 minutes from Las Vegas, NV). The site plan was submitted to the Mohave County Building Department for final review. The Company is also in the final stages of completing the necessary infrastructure to support an off-grid, renewable, energy system. With the solar equipment in place, the site's solar power operation will be completed in the next days.

    As soon as the live streaming video cameras are up and operational, the world can actually see the way the Veteran Village Kins Community is designed and watch it being built. According to Perlowin, the basic framework or overall plan of the Veteran Village Kins Communities is to create a holistic healing and learning center that is designed to educate and heal veterans with PSTD, alcoholism, meth addiction, opioid addiction, and other psychological conditions while at the same time training them on the numerous aspects of being part of the emerging multi-billion dollar hemp industry. 

    We will also be building hemp-growing communities for other groups such as "Abused" Women & Children Village Kins Communities, the "Orphaned" Children Village Kins Communities, "Homeless" Village Kins Communities and the "Healers" Village Kins Communities (the healers are professionals who are knowledgeable in the modalities to treat these traumatized groups).  These particular communities are all synergistically aligned to work simultaneously supporting each other.

    For example, the "Healers" heal the traumatized veterans and women & children; the women support orphan children and orphan children want to see people living in homes and not homeless.  Thus, a portion of the hemp grown in each community goes to create and support another community, giving everybody a sense of giving back and helping others as they help themselves. This circles back to the healers who also work to heal the veterans and the other traumatized groups. This is the economic foundation on how the sale of the hemp products operates as a "quantum economic matrix" or an example of "symbiotic economics" which is more complex than this brief description allows.

    Dwight Jory, the Project Manager for the "Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.," said, "We are very happy with the progress. Our Kins Community is really beginning to come together." In anticipation of planting to begin during the spring, 300 acres have been fenced, 16 overnight trailer park sites are under construction, and six 40x40-ft organic vegetable gardens have been planted and are currently producing food and kenaf, according to Jory. These organic gardens double as experimental growing modules using an entire array of different growing technologies to see which modalities grow the best in a desert environment. As for the 6 geodesic domes mentioned in an earlier press release, 1 is structurally complete with only the electrical and plumbing to be completed. The rest are on site awaiting final site plan approval.

    "We are now accepting volunteers who have expressed an interest in helping to build the first Kins Community for our veterans," said Jory. Those interested in making the first hemp growing CBD-producing "Veteran Village Kins Community" become a reality should contact Ms. Sandra Williams via email (swilliams@hempinc.com).

    One thousand trees, on 36 of the 500-acres, have also been planted, with an additional 1,000 trees on order. The "Veteran Village Kins Community" will include a 100,000-square foot GMP compliant, central processing plant, a state-of-the-art testing laboratory, and various health and wellness centers to support veterans who may have psychological, emotional or health issues.

    "As Hemp, Inc. positions itself on the forefront of America's industrial hemp revolution, we see our partnership with 'Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.' being paramount in supporting the small family farm movement that we are confident will reshape the American landscape," said Perlowin. "As we work toward getting our eco-village up and running in Arizona, we are also aggressively scouting strategic locations in other states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Giving veterans and other Americans a place to learn new skills and take part in this multi-billion-dollar hemp CBD market is very exciting. It's a big part of our mission to give back.  Recently we have expanded our Kins Community concept internationally focusing, but not limited to, Israel, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, and Uruguay." 

    According to Perlowin, we hope to have 50 "master hemp growers" working on their first Veteran Village Kins Community in Arizona. To date, we have growers from Oregon, Colorado, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada and, Arizona who have expressed an interest in pursuing a joint venture with Hemp, Inc. to each grow industrial hemp on 5 of the 300 fenced acres in Arizona. Perlowin says he'll call this "The Great United American Hemp Project."  Any grower having an interest in pursuing a joint venture on 5 of the 300 fenced in acres in Arizona should contact Project Manager Dwight Jory. Or, anyone interested in attending the 2 - 7-day hands-on hempcrete house building should contact Dwight Jory as well. (Dates to be determined.)

    ABOUT HEMP, INC.

    With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan.

    SOCIAL NETWORKS

    http://www.twitter.com/hempinc (Twitter)

    http://www.facebook.com/hempinc (Facebook)

    https://www.facebook.com/KingOfPot (Bruce Perlowin's Facebook Page)

    https://www.facebook.com/TheHempUniversity/ (The Hemp University's Facebook Page)

    SUBSCRIBE TO HEMP, INC.'S VIDEO UPDATES

    "Hemp, Inc. Presents" is capturing the historic, monumental re-creation of the hemp decorticator today as America begins to evolve into a cleaner, green, eco-friendly sustainable environment. What many see as the next American Industrial Revolution is actually the Industrial Hemp Revolution. Watch as Hemp, Inc., the No. 1 leader in the industrial hemp industry, engages its shareholders and the public through each step in bringing back the hemp decorticator as described in the "Freedom Leaf Magazine" article "The Return of the Hemp Decorticator" by Steve Bloom.

    "Hemp, Inc. Presents" is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by visiting www.hempinc.com. To subscribe to the "Hemp, Inc. Presents" YouTube channel, be sure to click the subscribe button.

    UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC EVENTS

    Across the globe, the hemp industry is rising to astronomical levels. In the wake of the hemp industry projected to grow 700% and hit $1.8 billion by 2020, there has been more education and networking within the industry. That means more events and conferences, thus, Hemp, Inc. has started compiling an ongoing list of upcoming hemp events around the world.  Check out the listing of international and domestic events here.

    FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER AND DISCLOSURES

    This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. To clarify the issue of OTC placing a stop sign next to Hemp, Inc.’s stock trading symbol, that symbol indicates Hemp, Inc. does not report their financials. As a non-reporting pink sheet company, Hemp, Inc. is not required to report. The company does, however, choose to publicly report its quarterly and yearly financials on its website.  According to the company’s CEO, the OTC stop sign is a misrepresentation of that reporting fact. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties.

    CONTACT:  Hemp, Inc.

    855-436-7688

    ir@hempinc.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 3 hours ago.

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    Sanctuary Wealth Partners Continues Growth Trajectory as Respected Industry Veterans Robert Walter and Jim Kelly Join the Firm in Key Business Development Roles INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sanctuary Wealth Partners (“Sanctuary”) has announced that renowned industry leader Robert Walter will be joining the Sanctuary leadership team as Senior Managing Director. Jim Kelly and his team will be joining the firm to bolster its presence in the institutional and fixed-income space. “We are both pleased and fortunate to welcome Bob and Jim to Sanctuary Wealth Partners. Given long and outstanding tenures in the wealth management industry, they bring unique sk Reported by Business Wire 3 hours ago.

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    Trey MacLeod And Dr. Sanjog Misra Join The Conversion Logic Team As Chief Commercial Officer And Chief Academic Advisor Respectively While The Company Continues To Innovate Its Unified Marketing Measurement Platform

    LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    Conversion Logic, the industry's most innovative marketing intelligence platform, announced today its continued growth with two new leadership appointments, new advanced capabilities as part of its unified marketing measurement offering, and the addition of several new marquee clients to their portfolio.

    With the recent consolidation and phasing out of incumbent solution providers in the marketing measurement space, Conversion Logic continues to draw top talent with deep subject matter expertise. This includes the addition of Trey MacLeod as Chief Commercial Officer and Dr. Sanjog Misra as Chief Academic Advisor.

    Trey MacLeod brings to Conversion Logic deep experience in the marketing measurement industry from his previous role as General Manager and SVP of Advisory Services at Neustar MarketShare. Trey founded and successfully led one of Neustar's largest global practices, where he launched comprehensive analytics programs at large multi-national marketers including Ford, General Motors, Citigroup, Audi, and Charles Schwab. His role as Chief Commercial Officer at Conversion Logic will include ensuring that its analytic solutions are properly aligned with client needs to drive alignment, value and measurable business impact through our clients' business.

    Dr. Sanjog Misra has spent the past several years advising and managing the data science and analytics efforts at Convertro and was influential through its subsequent acquisitions by AOL and Verizon. Sanjog is currently a Professor of Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research involves building data-driven models aimed at understanding how consumers make choices and investigating decisions pertaining to marketing data, pricing, distribution and sales impact. As Chief Academic Advisor, Sanjog will be working with Conversion Logic’s leadership team on a number of strategic issues including partnerships, enterprise and brand accounts development as well as advising the data science team on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) related topics.

    “We are incredibly lucky to have Trey and Sanjog as part of our team,” said Brian Baumgart, CEO and Co-founder of Conversion Logic. “Given their expertise, industry recognition and tenure with other vendors in our space, their addition to the team speaks volumes about what we have built and, more importantly, about where we are going.”

    Conversion Logic has also announced a new marketing mix modeling (MMM) solution as part of its unified marketing measurement offering, which already includes cross-channel multi-touch attribution (MTA) driven by advanced machine learning and AI. This further validates the recognition the company received in late 2017 by Forrester Research as a “Breakout Vendor In Marketing Measurement and Optimization Solutions”.

    Lastly, Conversion Logic has announced the addition of key clients, including SoFi (a financial services company) and Publishers Clearing House (a direct marketing company).

    “We are pleased to be working with SoFi and Publishers Clearing House” said JP Pereira, Conversion Logic’s Chief Client Officer. “Our modular and highly customizable platform will provide these brands the technology, intelligence and granularity to understand the impact their media channels has on sales and influence buying decisions from their customers.”

    About Conversion Logic
    Conversion Logic is the leading SaaS provider of cross-channel attribution, measurement and analytics solutions. With the XC Logic platform powered by our award-winning machine learning framework and our professional services expertise, we enable marketing efficiency, optimization and scale by delivering predictive and valuable insights in real-time. We’ve been recognized by leading analysts such as Forrester and Gartner and are trusted by large consumer brand marketers such as GM, Microsoft, SoFi, HelloFresh, and ADT - with results often exceeding 50% efficiency gain (or ROI). For more information, please visit http://www.conversionlogic.com. Reported by PRWeb 46 minutes ago.

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    Veteran Candidates Look To Shore Up Voters On Gun Issues Watch VideoCamille Parkinson and Taylor Turner can't vote this November. 

    At 17 years old, they've already been impacted by gun violence. Camille lost a friend to road rage incident, and Taylor's friend Helena Ramsey was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Feeling the impacts firsthand, the girls felt the need to involved.

    "It pushed me to get out because she can't just die and the other kids can't just die and nothing be done about it," Camille said.

    Chrissy Houlahan is a Democrat running for Congress in a district held by a Republican since 2003.

    She's a veteran and former teacher, and she says these experiences have shaped her views on guns.

    "I felt a unique sense of empathy with my students. We all had to walk through the gun detectors every single day," Houlahan said. "We had to worry about our safety, our personal safety, every single day, not just in the classroom but on the streets as well."

    She does not support teachers having guns in the classroom. 

    "It honestly couldn't be a worse idea for a lot of different reasons," Houlahan added. "The idea that I would be able to safely manage that weapon, I think, is impossible. In my classroom, within a year I had my cellphone taken a couple of times."

    Houlahan is in favor of closing closing the gun show loophole, restrictions on firing high capacity magazines, universal background checks and renewing the federal assault weapons ban.

    "For me having come from a military heritage, I believe the Second Amendment is there to protect and defend. I believe in good and responsible gun ownership," Houlahan said. "I also believe that those kinds of weapons, assault weapons, belong in the hands of people who are trained for them and don't belong in civilian hands.

    It's a political risk in a district that's been red for fifteen years, but Houlahan believes on this issue, Pennsylvanians will get on board. So do Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. They've come to Pennsylvania's 6th District to support Houlahan. Though a win for Democrats in Congress could help them pass a gun reform bill, the question remains whether the president would sign it. Kelly seems to think he might.

    "After the Parkland shooting, the thing he said is similar to what I would have said," Kelly explained. "The gun lobby winds up in the Oval [Office] on Wednesday, and he's a different guy on Thursday. If the legislation was passed, I think we could get him to sign something."

    Greg Pruett is a veteran, too. He served in the military for 13 years, including a tour in Iraq. He now runs the Second Amendment Alliance in Idaho. Pruett says the best way to stop a shooter is to eliminate gun-zones, particularly in schools. 

    "It blows my mind that if a teacher wants to carry guns that they don't let them, if all they want to do is protect their kids," Pruett said. 

    Pruett says Houlahan's idea that her weapon might be stolen is just not plausible. He also says her idea of banning assault weapons won't prevent future shootings.

    "Banning those weapons just isn't going to accomplish anything, especially when we have literally 20 million AR-15s and AK-47s," Pruett added. "They'll be in existence forever. You're not going to dry that up. It does confuse me how veterans who have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution — and the Second Amendment obviously is part of that — that they're OK with the government infringing on all these things."

    Both Houlahan and Pruett see their side as the best means of protection in preventing mass casualties in a shooting. Voters will decide in just a few weeks which school of thought makes the most sense for their community. Reported by Newsy 22 hours ago.

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    RPM Announces Three Senior Promotions as Part of Organizational Realignment MEDINA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that it has promoted Lonny DiRusso to vice president and chief information officer, Matthew Franklin to vice president – information technology, and Gordon Hyde to vice president – operations. “These promotions are being made as part of an organizational realignment that will support our operating improvement initiatives. As seasoned veterans of RPM, Lonny, Matt and Gordy have all been instrumental to the success Reported by Business Wire 1 day ago.

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    Opening night in the NHL is still special to the veteran players, including Claude Giroux, who will start his seventh season as the Flyers' captain on Thursday in Las Vegas. Reported by philly.com 22 hours ago.

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    Former secretary of defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday the Senate wasn't as "partisan" when he was first elected to serve as a GOP Senator from Nebraska because of the World War II veterans still serving at the time. Reported by Newsmax 20 hours ago.

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