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    Mr. Benkert, who oversaw 400+ CFIUS matters while serving as a senior official at the Department of Defense, further strengthens the firm’s growing National Security Group

    WASHINGTON (PRWEB) October 24, 2018

    Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Joseph Benkert has joined the firm in Washington, D.C., as a Senior Advisor in its National Security Group. Mr. Benkert served as a leading civilian official in the Department of Defense (DoD) from 2003-2009 under both the Bush and Obama administrations, including as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security Affairs after being nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate. His coming to Morrison & Foerster highlights the firm’s continued commitment to providing clients with practical and strategic advice in the midst of unprecedented regulatory and compliance scrutiny of national security issues.

    Mr. Benkert was most recently a Vice President of The Cohen Group, a global consultancy group led by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen. Among other things, Mr. Benkert regularly worked with Morrison & Foerster over the last five years to help advise clients on transactional matters that were subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). As a result of joining Morrison & Foerster, he will now advise a wide range of the firm’s clients on CFIUS and national security-related matters, complementing the firm’s already strong capabilities in this area.

    While at the DoD, Mr. Benkert led the department’s involvement in numerous complex matters before CFIUS. He oversaw more than 400 CFIUS cases and represented DoD in CFIUS deliberations determining whether a foreign investment in a U.S. company or its operations represented a national security risk. Mr. Benkert’s responsibilities at DoD also included managing technology security policy, the reform of export control processes, several sensitive nonproliferation projects, and a broad range of other defense-related issues. He continues to serve as an advisor on DoD’s Threat Reduction Advisory Committee.

    “After working with Joe and seeing the value that he delivered to our clients in navigating highly complex cross-border deals in front of CFIUS, we are delighted to officially welcome him to our team,” said Nick Spiliotes, co-head of the firm’s National Security Group. “Joe’s extensive experience in CFIUS matters, as well as in export controls, will be invaluable at a time when foreign-led investments in the U.S. are under increased scrutiny. Our clients will benefit greatly from having access to both Joe, who was the CFIUS lead at the DoD, and John Carlin, who was the CFIUS lead at the Department of Justice.”

    Mr. Benkert’s coming to Morrison & Foerster further strengthens the firm’s growing National Security Group. In July, Morrison & Foerster announced that John E. Smith, former director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, who was centrally involved in all aspects of developing, implementing, and enforcing U.S. government sanctions laws over the last decade, had joined as a co-head of the group. Other key additions to the National Security Group since the start of last year include Mr. Carlin, also a co-head and former Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, who among other things, advises major foreign investment companies on their CFIUS strategy, Robert S. Litt, former General Counsel for the Director of National Intelligence, and David A. Newman, who served as the Associate White House Counsel and on the Staff of the National Security Council.

    “Our National Security Group is focused on counseling businesses on a broad range of challenging regulatory and compliance matters including CFIUS review, export control restrictions, sanctions and embargoes, and classified activities,” said Mr. Carlin. “Joe is one of the world’s leading consultants and a top former defense official, and his addition further enhances our unparalleled ability to help our clients effectively navigate these issues.”

    Prior to working at the DoD, Mr. Benkert was a career Navy officer with extensive experience both in operational command and in national security policy formulation and implementation. Mr. Benkert was the Executive Director of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, an advisory group for the Navy’s senior uniformed leader, and served in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy both as a senior military assistant and as the Director of European Policy. His commands included a frigate, a guided missile cruiser, two destroyer squadrons, and operational groups. Mr. Benkert received his Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and his Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.

    “I decided to join MoFo because of its rapidly expanding national security group, highly impressive roster of global clients, and a strong Washington team including a significant number of former U.S. government officials,” said Mr. Benkert. “I look forward to working with colleagues at MoFo in advising our clients on their critical national security matters as they pertain to CFIUS, export controls, and other key issues at this important time.”

    In addition to the former government officials who have joined Morrison & Foerster’s National Security Group, the firm has added a number of other former senior federal and state prosecutors and regulators in the Washington, D.C. area over recent years. Over just the last few months, the firm announced that Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax had joined as a partner in its Commercial Litigation, Trials, and Investigations + White Collar Defense groups, and that Lisa Phelan, former Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice, had joined as a partner in its Global Antitrust Law Practice.


    Morrison & Foerster is a global firm with exceptional credentials. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, and technology and life sciences companies. The Financial Times has named the firm to its lists of most innovative law firms in Northern America and Asia every year that it has published its Innovative Lawyers Reports in those regions. In the past few years, Chambers USA has honored MoFo’s Privacy and Data Security, Bankruptcy, and IP teams with Firm of the Year awards, the Corporate/M&A team with a client service award, and the firm as a whole as Global USA Firm of the Year. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger. The firm also has a long history of commitment to the community through providing pro bono legal services, including litigating for civil rights and civil liberties, improving public education for poor children, advocating for veterans, promoting international human rights, winning asylum for the persecuted, and safeguarding the environment. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over 100 affordable housing and tenants rights advocates join the broad coalition of organizations and leaders endorsing Proposition 10, a common-sense ballot measure that will empower communities to limit the skyrocketing rent increases that have disrupted the lives of children, working families, veterans and seniors across the state. These advocates work tirelessly each day on the frontlines of the social and economic justice movement as they tackle the housing a Reported by Business Wire 9 hours ago.

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    It's not a concept any team wants to admit to, but there's no other way to describe a 1-6 team trading capable veterans for draft capital. Reported by ESPN 8 hours ago.

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    Leader in executive recruiting expanding opportunities for veterans in Mountain West

    DENVER (PRWEB) October 24, 2018

    Lucas Group, ranked third on Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms list for 2018, has opened a military transition branch within its Denver office.

    Since its founding in 1970, Lucas Group has built a rich history of successfully placing highly skilled military leaders in civilian careers. Led by Bryan Zawikowski, Vice President and General Manager of the Military Transition practice group, the division has placed over 25,000 military candidates – including more than 3,000 in the last four years – in a wide variety of positions in fields such as manufacturing, sales, engineering, maintenance, field services and distribution.

    “Denver is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, and is attracting scores of veterans as well,” said Zawikowski. “We are excited to add this presence in the Mountain West to ensure we continue finding and placing the elite military talent that our clients expect.”

    Lucas Group’s success in placing military candidates stems from a deep roster of recruiters, many of whom come from military backgrounds and have a natural understanding of the skills veterans possess and the value they provide.

    “Veterans have skills you simply cannot gain outside of the military,” Zawikowski added. “By expanding our existing military recruiting division to Denver, we are well-positioned to find more candidates to fill critical positions for companies who want dynamic and skilled leaders who can adjust to any situation.”

    The new branch will be led by Jeff Moyer, who joined Lucas Group as an Account Executive in 2004. Jeff was promoted three times during his career for his performance before being elevated to Managing Partner.

    “Jeff has been an outstanding recruiter for us and has tremendous leadership skills gained from a 21-year career with the Marines, so we are confident our new branch will thrive under his direction,” said Zawikowski.

    To contact Lucas Group’s new military transition practice in Denver, call or visit them at the location below:
    650 South Cherry
    Street Suite 1221
    Denver, CO 80246

    About Lucas Group
    Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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    TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving has been named a top franchise opportunity for Veterans in 2018 by the Franchise Business Review. Each year, Franchise Business Review surveys thousands of franchise owners across North America and publishes a ranking of today's top franchise opportunities based exclusively on owner satisfaction.College Hunks has been franchising for 10 years and is made up of over 10% veteran-owned franchises.

    FBR researched hundreds of franchise companies to compile this ranking, and College Hunks was rated among the very best franchises by their own franchisees.

    “Veterans are great business owners for this franchise because they are accustomed to leading a team and successfully achieving a mission,” said Nick Friedman, Co-Founder & President of College Hunks. “A franchise is essentially a business in a box and to be successful with the business, a veteran-owner knows how to generate results from the system.”

    Whether you're a recently retired military veteran and want a new kind of adventure, you're seeking refuge from the traditional corporate work environment, or you're simply ready to build a successful and profitable business of your own, then College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving franchise opportunities offer you the chance to achieve your dreams.

    Director of Franchise Development, Dana Hansen is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

    “Being a military veteran, you’re part of a brotherhood, a family,” said Hansen. “I feel a special sense of pride when I see veteran owned locations doing so well. I feel like College Hunks is a perfect fit because our highest performing owners are great leaders who are able to lead and inspire young men and women.”

    For more information, contact Dana Hansen, Director of Franchise Development, by phone at 813.867.6468 or email at Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have now concluded a full day of events in Fiji. Harry was in uniform to lay a wreath at the Fiji War Memorial and visit with veterans. He also planted a tree at the Colo-i-Suva Forest as a representative for the Queens Canopy. They both spoke at the University of the ... Reported by Lainey Gossip 6 hours ago.

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    (This version of the Oct. 23 story corrects paragraph 4 to say McNamara is current Flex CEO rather than former Flex CEO) Reported by Reuters 4 hours ago.

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    (Corrects paragraph 4 to say McNamara is current Flex CEO rather than former Flex CEO) Reported by Reuters India 5 hours ago.

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    Tapping into the enormous potential of women voters, Purple Patriot provides a platform for women to flex their political muscles. Understanding change is a marathon not a sprint, the non-partisan app focuses on education, organization and motivation of women and their allies through the building of routine civic engagement.

    OAKLAND, Calif. (PRWEB) October 24, 2018

    The female sister tech team of Jean and Christine Templin from Oakland, California are on a mission to reinvent civic engagement. Through their platform, Purple Patriot, they are demanding equality and inclusion by giving women the opportunity to rewrite the rules, with our voices, votes and wallets.

    Women are a major political power in this country. They yield a tremendous amount of strength at the ballot box and in the check-out line. Women control over 85% of all purchasing decisions or an estimated $15 trillion dollars spent annually, and are over 50% of the population. Voting occurs daily with their purchases along with every two years in the elections.

    Tapping into this enormous potential, Purple Patriot provides a platform for women to flex their political muscles. Understanding change is a marathon not a sprint, the non-partisan app focuses on education, organization and motivation of women and their allies through the building of routine engagement.

    “We all agree on one thing, government is broken. It is time to build new systems that include us all and reflect our communities.” Christine Templin, Co-Founder

    Purple Patriot makes it simple to get started and easy to stay involved for everyone- from those who are new to the process to the experienced veterans. It is a one-stop shop to learn about issues, your elected officials and the brands you use every day and fit involvement into busy schedules. Routines are built by tracking completed actions against weekly goals. The app has been called the “Fitbit for Politics”, encouraging users to #Take3 actions weekly to get civically fit.

    The team also recently introduced the “Women Empowerment Score”, an index which ranks brands and companies on their commitment to promoting equality and inclusion for women in their workplaces. It serves as a guide for purchasing decisions and a benchmark for brands and their commitment to empowering women.

    “Every day I make decision on what to purchase, the more information I have to make these decisions, the more I will purchase with impact in mind. I am a Lyft only rider, I use T-mobile and bank with First Republic, all decisions I’ve made based on impact to my community.” Jean Templin, Co-Founder

    Brands are taking notice. Nike, Patagonia, Starbucks and Levis have publicly taken stances on social issues impacting their communities. These actions have impacted new sales, brand loyalty and even recruiting efforts. The power of voting with your wallet is just starting to be understood.

    Purple Patriot is the mobile app reinventing civic engagement, driving equality and inclusion with our voices, votes and wallets. A non-partisan app built on the belief that we need to find common ground to move forward and collectively govern our communities. Purple Patriot is available in both iTunes and Google play. Join our community. Purple Patriot rewriting the rules. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    SaaS platform for long-term care claims management, payments processing and care coordination will increase customer and market value with investment and support from M33

    WALTHAM, Mass. (PRWEB) October 24, 2018

    AssuriCare, an innovation leader within the long-term care industry, announced today that M33 Growth, a growth-stage investment firm, has made a significant investment in the company to help accelerate its efforts to enhance AssuriCare’s long-term care (LTC) SaaS-based platform.

    “We have created the LTCfastpay® platform that connects care recipients, providers and insurers, and delivers tangible value to all of our customers,” said Michael Gilbert, CEO at AssuriCare. “Our platform was the first SaaS solution to enable claimants, providers and insurers to easily and reliably process payments and electronically submit verified insurance claims. We’ve continued to invest, and have remained on the cutting edge, serving tens of thousands of long-term care recipients and processing hundreds of millions of dollars of provider payments and insurance claims. Right now, there are significant opportunities to broaden and deepen our platform to better serve our customers, expand our offerings to benefit more people, and increase our overall value proposition to the long-term care industry. This partnership with M33 Growth will give us access to resources, strategies and partnerships which will enable us to fully execute on our vision. I am really impressed with the M33 team and their excellent track record helping other companies accelerate growth.”

    “M33’s investment strategy is to align with market leaders,” said Gabe Ling, co-founder and managing director of M33 Growth. “The AssuriCare team has a deep understanding of the long-term care industry and have established themselves as proven innovators, creating and bringing to market solutions which solve significant problems facing long-term care recipients, providers and payers today. They stand ready to implement on an impressive roadmap that includes significant platform enhancements that will bring more value to existing customers, enable more efficient processes for providers and payers, expand their platform to the facilities market, and so much more. We are excited to partner with them to better serve their customers and meet the growing demands of this important market.”

    According to the National Health Policy Forum, total spending on long-term care is more than $220 billion, or almost 10% of all US personal health care spending, and is projected to increase to almost $350 billion in 2040. As long-term care needs have grown, so have the complexities associated with evolving care models, multiple provider types and situs of care, providers’ regulatory and compliance needs, protections for long-term care workers, and an increasing landscape of public and private payers. AssuriCare’s unique LTCfastpay platform and care management services help care recipients more effectively track, manage and pay for care, help providers interact seamlessly with multiple payer sources, and help long-term care payers efficiently process verified, standardized, electronic claims submissions.

    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

    About AssuriCare®

    AssuriCare is a market leader in SaaS technology solutions for the long-term care industry. Since 2010, the company’s innovative LTCfastpay platform has revolutionized the way people pay for long-term care, and the way payers and administrators receive, evaluate and process long-term care claims. With over 125 years of long-term care, technology and care management experience on its leadership team, AssuriCare understands and addresses the issues LTC insurers, providers and care recipients face and provides the ability to communicate, process payments and pass critical information between all constituents. The company is deeply committed to continuing the development of its technology and customer service model to deliver the highest value and bring transparency and simplicity to the complex long-term care market. Learn more at Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    Leaders from Accenture Security, DARPA, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, Perspecta, Tenable and MORE to speak at November 13 NVTC Event

    HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) October 24, 2018

    The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today announced the slate of speakers and panelists for its third annual Capital Cybersecurity Summit on November 13, 2018.

    The 2018 Capital Cybersecurity Summit will feature outstanding and informative content from the keynote speakers and panelists who will offer unique insights on emerging cybersecurity technologies, digital solutions, operations and enforcement from the private sector, government and academic perspectives.

    Keynotes:·     Steve Grobman, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, McAfee
    ·     Mark McLaughlin, Vice Chairman, Palo Alto Networks
    ·     Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO, Tenable
    ·     Dr. John Zangardi, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)

    Confirmed Panelists and Moderators:

    Impact of New Technologies on the Cybersecurity Mission·     Will Ackerly, Co-Founder and CTO, Virtru
    ·     Susie Adams, CTO, Microsoft Federal
    ·     Jason Crabtree, CEO, Fractal Industries
    ·     John Everett, Deputy Director, Innovation Information Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
    ·     Josh Stella, Co-Founder and CTO, Fugue
    ·     Tom Knox, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP (moderator)

    Tech Talent Innovations for Today and Tomorrow·     Kenneth Ball, Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
    ·     John Czupak, President and CEO, ThreatQuotient
    ·     Denise Peppard, Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    ·     Dr. Scott Ralls, President, Northern Virginia Community College (moderator)

    What Keeps CISOs Up at Night·     Devon Bryan, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Reserve System
    ·     Amy Howland, CISO, Perspecta
    ·     Randy Miskanic, Vice President of Enterprise Operational Resilience, Freddie Mac
    ·     Rick Howard, CISO, Palo Alto Networks (moderator)

    Threat Information: Challenges, Opportunities and Actions·     Jonathan Bransky, Senior Enterprise Security Advisor, Dominion Energy
    ·     John Cassidy, Founder and CEO, King & Union
    ·     Gary Gagnon, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer and Corporate Director of Cybersecurity, MITRE Corporation
    ·     Mark Shaw, Senior Executive Director, Cyber Solutions, Mission, Cyber, & Intelligence Solutions Group, ManTech
    ·     Shamlan Siddiqi, Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector, NTT DATA, Inc.
    ·     Howard Marshall, Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Accenture Security (moderator)

    The Summit will also include a technology showcase at which cybersecurity companies from the Greater Washington region will display their products and services to potential customers, partners, investors and employees.

    The Capital Cybersecurity Summit will provide tremendous business development and educational value for any organization concerned with staying ahead of cybersecurity threats and protecting their digital assets. View the complete Summit agenda here.

    DATE:            November 13, 2018

    TIME:            7:00 am – 4:30 p.m.     

    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(at)nvtc(dot)org.

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

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    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 Reported by PRWeb 4 hours ago.

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    After an offseason of signing veterans, trading away another marquee name in Amari Cooper didn't sit well with several Oakland Raiders players.

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    Independent Research Data Shows Veteran Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with COMPANY’s Performance

    CINCINNATI (PRWEB) October 24, 2018

    Window Genie was identified by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being just one of 80 franchises to qualify for its FBR Top Franchises for Veterans

    Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie is a subsidiary of Neighborly. Neighborly is a holding company of 21 service brands, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at

    Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only ranking of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as guides throughout the year ranking the top franchises in specific sectors.

    To identify the companies on the list, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months of data from over 26,000 veteran franchise owners representing over 250 brands regarding their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.
    Window Genie’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

    “The reality is that very few of the thousands of franchise opportunities available today are rated highly by their franchise owners,” said Eric Stites, founder and CEO of Franchise Business Review. “That’s the whole reason we do what we do, which is help prospective franchisees understand which franchises are the top opportunities based on the actual performance and satisfaction of franchise owners. The 80 companies named in this year’s report received the highest ratings from the veterans that own them on our independent satisfaction survey.”

    Visit to see the full description of the 2018 Top Franchises for Veterans.

    About Window Genie
    Window Genie, a Neighborly company, is a nationally ranked mobile window cleaning service franchise offering residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Recognized as one of the fastest growing franchise systems in North America, Window Genie started in 1994 has since grown to more than 120 franchise partners operating in 31 states. In 2016, Window Genie became a subsidiary company of Dwyer Group®, a service-based franchise organization. Neighborly brands include: Aire Serv®, Five Star Painting®, Glass Doctor®, Portland Glass®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter®, ProTect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Window Genie® and The Grounds Guys®. Window Genie Franchise opportunities available nationwide; to learn more, visit

    About Franchise Business Review
    Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at

    Media Contacts:
    Erin McDermott
    Communications Manager

    Franchise Business Review
    Sarah Brady
    Editorial Director
    603.373.1552 Reported by PRWeb 4 hours ago.

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    Trump’s ‘Greatest Idea’ for a 2014 Law In his midterm campaign rallies, President Donald Trump has repeatedly made the preposterous claim that he came up with "the greatest idea" for "veterans choice" -- a program that was launched in 2014 during the Obama administration. He also claimed it took "44 years" to get the legislation passed.

    The post Trump’s ‘Greatest Idea’ for a 2014 Law appeared first on Reported by 2 hours ago.

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    Embattled veterans nonprofits face new complaint with IRS Breaking Information Emails Get breaking information indicators and particular experiences. The scoop and tales that topic, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Oct. 24, 2018 / 6:46 PM GMT Via Sarah Kleiner, Middle for Public Integrity The total model of this tale was once initially revealed via The Middle for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative information … Reported by The News Articles 3 hours ago.

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    New Program Provides Expanded Job Opportunities to Special Needs Individuals

    IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 25, 2018

    Infinite Electronics, Inc., a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the urgent needs of engineers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands, has partnered with Goodwill of Orange County to create employment opportunities for high-functioning autistic individuals. This new employment program is based out of the company’s Irvine, California facility and is aimed at creating employment opportunities in roles that fully utilize the special skills of these individuals, while also fulfilling a real need within the company.

    Initially starting with one group of four people, this program has now expanded to include a total of 11 workers. The employees work in small groups for three hours a day, five days a week, depending on the workload, and are led by a coach provided by Goodwill of Orange County. The goal of this employment program is to provide an opportunity for these workers to have a rewarding job and gain real job skills that can benefit them in the future. “These employees long to function as part of everyday society and having a job that they can come to each day does just that,” said Kevin Nguyen, Production Manager for Infinite Electronics who coordinates this program with the help of a business development manager from Goodwill of Orange County.

    In this program the employees work in several functions that include repackaging products in the operations department and scanning materials for the sales team. Their work encompasses several of Infinite Electronics’ brands, including Pasternack, Fairview Microwave and L-com Global Connectivity. The tasks are perfectly suited for the individuals’ unique skill sets and these new employees are proving to be efficient and extremely accurate. Their efforts help prepare inventory to be ready-to-sell and have allowed the company to better fulfill its value proposition. “We are very proud to have partnered with Goodwill of Orange County to create employment opportunities for a group of deserving individuals who are often overlooked by other companies. These workers have proven themselves to be true assets to the company and we are honored to be able to offer them on-the-job training and real-world experience that will allow them to better their lives,” said Jim Dauw, Chief Operations Officer at Infinite Electronics.

    Infinite Electronics launched this program during first quarter of 2018 and all feedback has been positive. The company has seen real tangible benefits and the workers recently received special recognition for their efforts with a stuffed animal giveaway. “These individuals are excited to come to work each and every day. This job gives them a sense of purpose and meaning, and they bring a happy and uplifting spirit with them each day, which inevitably spreads throughout the workplace,” said Nguyen. Infinite Electronics’ partnership employment program with Goodwill of Orange County is slated to continue indefinitely, with the possibility of further growth at the company’s Irvine, California location.

    For additional information about Infinite Electronics, please visit

    For more information on Goodwill of Orange County and its programs, visit

    About Infinite Electronics:

    Infinite Electronics is a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the urgent needs of engineers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands. Our portfolio brands are specialists within their respective product set, offering broad inventories of engineering-grade product, paired with expert technical support and same-day shipping. Over 100,000 customers across a diverse set of markets rely upon Infinite Electronics to stock and reliably ship urgently needed products every day. Operating under the Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, Kaelus, Aiconics, Integrated Network Cable (INC), Show Me Cables and ECore Cables brand names, Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

    About Goodwill of Orange County:

    Since 1924, Goodwill of Orange County has been in the business of helping people facing barriers find and keep meaningful employment. Founded on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to achieve the independence that work provides, Goodwill is most recognized for being the conduit where donated goods are sold in America’s favorite thrift stores to generate the revenue that provides the services to those who face employment challenges. Goodwill of Orange County, which marked its 94th year of service in 2018, has supported hundreds of thousands of Orange County residents since its inception by creating and providing quality training and employment services to empower its program participants to be productive and independent. The nonprofit organization has dozens of programs that support this effort, including the Goodwill Rogers A. Severson Fitness & Technology Center, Orange County’s only facility specially designed for people suffering from chronic illnesses and physical disabilities; its global approach to serving veterans and their families, Goodwill of Orange County Tierney Center for Veteran Services, which helps former service members and their families find resources and services to meet and serve their unique needs, including housing, job placement, education, and wellness; and its Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC), which provides access to more than 1,000 state-of-the-art technology devices for children and adults with disabilities. These are just a few of Goodwill of Orange County’s innovative programs that have served those facing barriers in Orange County for the past nine decades. To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County, visit

    Press Contact:

    Peter McNeil
    17792 Fitch
    Irvine, CA, 92614 USA
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    Senate Showdown: Meet The Players From Tennessee Watch VideoThe campaign for the open Senate seat in Tennessee is getting as much attention as any contest in the country.

    And that's not only because it’s the one race where Taylor Swift is taking sides. The pop music icon is backing Phil Bredesen in her adopted home state.

    He's among just a handful of Democrats with a viable shot at taking a Senate seat away from the GOP.

    But Swift's high-profile endorsement — along with Bredesen's long record of soft-spoken independence from the party line and his status as a Washington outsider — still might not be enough.

    That's because about 61 percent of Tennesseans voted for Donald Trump two years ago. Almost as many in the state approve of his presidency now.

    And Marsha Blackburn, with her firebrand style of tea party conservatism, has positioned herself as close to Trump as any of this year's Republican Senate candidates.

    Blackburn and Bredesen are running to succeed Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a frequent Trump critic, who's stepping aside after a dozen years.

    Both candidates are political veterans. A solar power executive, Bredesen was highly popular as governor for two terms, ending in 2011, and before that was mayor of Nashville. Blackburn was a department store executive and state senator before winning a House seat for the Nashville suburbs 16 years ago.

    And the two don’t disagree on everything. Most notably, Bredesen says he would have voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, concluding the judge was fully qualified and there wasn't enough evidence to support the sexual allegations against him.

    Blackburn was enthusiastic about Kavanaugh all along.

    At the same time they agree on Trump’s high court pick, though, they both disagree with his trade policies. Blackburn now says his steel and aluminum tariffs are bad for the state’s farmers and automakers. Bredesen has been saying much the same all year.

    And on immigration, both favor legislation for so-called Dreamers — young people brought to the country illegally as children. And both favor a big boost in border security. But while Blackburn wants to help Trump build a wall along the Mexican border, Bredesen says there are better high-tech, less expensive options.

    There's still plenty they disagree about. Reducing taxes was the reason Blackburn got into politics and she's a passionate fan of the Trump tax cut. Bredesen says the first step to needed reduction in the deficit should be closing corporate tax loopholes.

    Blackburn says Obamacare should be totally repealed and replaced with a more free market system. Bredesen says he’s come around to supporting much of the Affordable Care Act but that it can stand some fixing.

    Blackburn boasts of keeping a handgun in her purse and opposes new gun controls. Bredesen is in favor of new background checks for would-be buyers at gun shows.

    Blackburn says businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. Bredesen says that's not right.

    And this looks to be the only prominent Senate race in the country where net neutrality is an issue. Blackburn is chairman of the House panel with jurisdiction over the internet, and she's worked for years to pass legislation that critics say would undermine equal treatment of all content online. Bredesen says the web should be treated like a utility, and so he's committed to net neutrality. Reported by Newsy 8 hours ago.

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