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2014 MADE Competition Opens Doors for New Businesses

MARSHALL, Mo., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fifth annual MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. This year’s event will be launched by MVCAA and the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Kickstarter Project ‘Smile, You’re Living Longer’ Features Cartoon Signposts to Better Lifespans, Not Just Lengthier Ones

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today EraNova Institute announces a Kickstarter crowdfunding project, ‘Smile, You’re Living Longer!’ When completed, it will be an eBook of Long-Term Health CareToons(TM) that clarify life-improving choices for today’s longer-living seniors and working-age adults.

Four Seasons Receives HRSA Grant Expanding Hospice and Palliative Care in Eight WNC Counties

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rural and medically underserved populations of eight western North Carolina counties will now have improved end of life care, thanks to a model education and training program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

Heart Imaging Technologies Wins $2.5M NIH Grant for Clinical Trials

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HeartIT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation, announced today that it has received a $2.5M grant from the NIH in order to develop the ‘Cloud Based Corelab of the Future.’

Orange Leap Closes Convertible Debt Round to Fund Growth

DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orange Leap, LLC announced today the closing of a convertible debt round, the proceeds of which will be used to further the growth of the company through the partner channel the company announced in May 2012.

World’s First Sand-Resistant Beach Towel Available for Order on Indiegogo

GOLD COAST, Australia, June 27, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The world’s first sand-resistant beach towel, the Sandusa, is now available for pre-order on popular crowdfunding website, Indiegogo. Australian creator of the towel, Baz Brown, said the crowdfunding site would be a good launchpad for the innovative product to reach interested consumers around the globe.

Mass Challenge Finalist WomenLEAD, Inc. launches Campaign to Honor Women Who Lead

BOSTON, Mass., May 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With only fourteen percent of women leading in executive positions in the United States today, WomenLEAD, Inc. has their work cut out for them. Seeking to advance women in their careers via a new website that will offer an online community or ‘personal advisory board’ made up of professional women globally this innovative company is thrilled to have been chosen as a Mass Challenge Finalist.

2013 MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

MARSHALL, Mo., March 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fourth MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The 2013 competition encourages new and aspiring business through a competitive, educational and technical business development process. Grants are awarded to competition winners for startup costs or operating capital.

1000th Single Family Residence Purchased by Citivest Inc.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Citivest Inc., a leading full service real estate investment company, has recently purchased its one thousandth single family residence (SFR) for its short term flip and long term rental property investment program.

Sterling McGregor joins Dealpoint Merrill as Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dealpoint Merrill (subsidiary of The Merrill Group of Companies), a regional owner and operator of ‘value added’ adaptive reuse properties, retail conversions and investments, is proud to announce Sterling McGregor has joined the company as Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer.

iFOS is Seeking External Application Reviewers for CDFI Fund and NMTC Programs for Fiscal Year 2013

CLARKSVILLE, Md., March 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) and New Market Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).

Darian Capital Services Addresses JOBS Act and AIFMD Changes to Private Fund Marketing

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Feb. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Darian Capital Services today announced the launch of two services to address impending United States and European regulations that will change the way hedge and private equity funds are marketed. In the U.S., such ‘private’ funds have been barred from ‘general solicitations’ or any wide-net advertising. Some interpretations of this bar have meant hiding even basic fund information and performance from the public.

LiifGroup, a Minneapolis-Based Crowdfunding Firm, Announces the Launch of Two Boutique Crowdfunding Sites, Liifmed.com and Liifsport.com

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LiifGroup, LLC is the first crowdfunding platform created in Minnesota. LiifGroup believes crowdfunding is best done when it matches innovative projects tailored toward diverse marketplaces. Liifmed is an innovative crowdfunding platform geared to bring healthcare solutions to the marketplace. Liifsport is the world’s first and only crowdfunding platform centered on sports innovation and ideas to help revolutionize the sports and recreation industry.

Titan Capital Solutions Expands Correspondent Lending Sales Team with Addition of Joel Veenstra as National Sales Director

DENVER, Colo., Jan. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Titan Capital Solutions, a wholly-owned correspondent lending subsidiary of mortgage outsource services provider Titan Lenders Corp., has hired Joel Veenstra, a 24-year financial services sales executive, to lead its burgeoning sales team as national sales director. In addition to his sales leadership duties, Veenstra will be responsible for driving Titan’s growth into agency product and a bulk purchasing program in 2013.

DesignWise Medical and Cnicus LLC Awarded $25,000 Grant to Develop Pediatric Feeding Tube Locating Device

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pediatric non-profit, DesignWise Medical, Inc., in conjunction with Cnicus LLC (Chicago, Ill.) has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium to continue the development of a medical device used to confirm the correct placement of feeding tubes in infants and children.

External Application Reviewers Needed for CDFI Fund Programs

CLARKSVILLE, Md., Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program).

Bank of Southern California recognized as a top Small Business lender in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, a locally owned community business bank, has been recognized as one of the top small business lenders among medium sized banks for the largest number and dollar volume of 7(a) loans in 2012 in the greater San Diego area according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

New Book Outlines How to Make Money in This Economy

CALIFON, N.J., Dec. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the real estate market in flux and money for property investment tight as a drum, this might not be the best time to publish a book on property investment or on ‘how to be a landlord.’ DJV Murphy considered the current market conditions as the backdrop to his latest book ‘So You Want To Be A Landlord: Tales From The Crypt’ (ISBN-13: 978-1461087014). He ventures there is no bad time to invest in property.

Ecologic Completes First Transaction in The Republic of Zambia

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that the company has completed its first equipment financing transaction in the Republic of Zambia in Southern Africa.

Lightway Solar America Executes 16.6 MW Supply Agreement with Premier Power

ISELIN, N.J., Nov. 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lightway Solar America, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd., has announced the execution of a 16.6 megawatt Supply Agreement with Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: PPRW / PINK:PPRW) Lightway is scheduled to begin delivery of solar panels from Q4 2012 throughout 2013 for projects developed by Premier Power in both the U.S. and European markets.

Real Estate Website Empowers Investors Worldwide Via Unbiased Research

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joe Iannuzzi, founder and CEO of Greatest Boom Ever (GreatestBoomEver.com), always had an interest in the ‘unbiased economic fundamentals’ of real estate. Why is a market good? Why is a market bad? So, he began his research and this educational real estate portal was born.

Lightway Solar America Enters Into Agreement with Suntuity to Supply 22 MW of Photovoltaic Modules

ISELIN, N.J., Nov. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lightway Solar America, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd., and Suntuity have entered in an agreement for Lightway to supply 22 megawatts of solar panels for 31 of Suntuity’s solar projects located throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.

Lightway Solar America Enters Into Agreement with Pristine Sun to Supply 11.8 MW of Solar Modules

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lightway Solar America, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd., and Pristine Sun, LLC have entered in an agreement whereas Lightway will supply 11.8 megawatts of solar panels for 12 projects located throughout California ranging from 325 KW to 1.95 MW. The Supply Agreement was structured to have Lightway’s project development subsidiary, LWSA Project Development LLC, invest a total of $2.55M in exchange for equity ownership.

Lightway Solar America Executes 62.8 MW Solar Project Development Pipeline

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lightway Solar America, Inc. (LSA), the U.S. subsidiary of Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd. (LGNE), has announced the execution of 62.8 Megawatts of contracts through their project development subsidiary, Lightway Solar America Project Development, LLC (LWSA PD).

ArteQuesta Creates Breakthrough Software for Investment-Grade Art Portfolios

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta has developed a unique software program designed to manage investment quality art portfolios, it was announced today by Rayah Levy and Jessica Jacobson, co-founders of ArteQuesta.

Hotel Near Humboldt State University to be Sold – Conversion Opportunity to Brand the Hotel in a Strong Market

ARCATA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HVS Capital Corp (www.hvscapital.com) has been exclusively appointed to sell the former Days Inn in Arcata, Calif. The 78-room property was built in 1975 and operated as an unflagged hotel under the name ‘North Coast Inn.’ The hotel was purchased for $5 million in January 2007 and underwent a refurbishment at that time.

Laser Cutting Company Wins SBA Award to Expand Laser Tube Cutting Services

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laser cutting company Ohio Laser has won the annual Ohio Statewide Development Corporation (OSDC) SBA 504 2012 Loan Project of the Year. Ohio Laser, an ISO 9001:2008 certified metal fabricator provides precision laser cutting services, laser tube cutting, copper cutting, brass cutting and other metal fabrication services. OSDC selected Ohio Laser from over 200 hundred companies in their portfolio.

Steering Wheel Guy Announces Pre-Orders for PersonaGrip Steering Wheel Grip Kits that Can Help Bring Jobs Back

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PersonaGrip’s Steering Wheel Guy, Ed Dellis, inventor of the custom-moldable handgrips used in auto racing and manufacturing, announces crowd-funding for his steering wheel grips.

Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) Launches Campaign to Create the Smithsonian of Pinball

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pacific Pinball Museum, founded ten years ago in the Bay Area city of Alameda, has dedicated its non-profit mission to preserving the art, science and history of pinball. The museum currently has 90 games set to free play for one admission price at its Alameda location. With the ongoing success of its mission, PPM has begun bursting at the seams and needs a new location. The board has set a goal of relocating to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. To that end, Executive Director Michael Schiess has launched an indiegogo.com-based fundraising campaign.

2012 MADE Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Sept. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The final round of the 2012 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition was held on August 16th at the Missouri State Fair. The annual event is sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship to recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

The Children’s Internet Campaigns with Indiegogo to Raise $200,000 to Keep Kids Safe Online

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the growing number of concerns regarding children’s safety on the internet, The Children’s Internet created the KidWideWeb, a software platform that keeps kids safe online. This internet security platform will protect children from adult-oriented online content, prevent children from meeting sexual predators online, keep kids from landing on sites not appropriate for their age, and prohibit them from engaging in inappropriate and/or malicious communications.

San Bernardino County Businesses Surveyed Indicate Growth and Hiring

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) surveyed 2,220 local businesses regarding growth, employment trends and quality of workforce for the region and industry sector. The top three industries in the County – healthcare, transportation and logistics and manufacturing – indicate hiring and business growth is expected.

Second Street Capital, Inc. Joins Forces with NeoPod Systems, LLC to Bring Quality Affordable Housing to the Market

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Second Street Capital, Inc., has joined forces with NeoPod Systems, LLC to provide builders with tools to help them bring quality affordable housing to the market in order to answer the housing needs of communities across the U.S. as well as many areas throughout the world. In order to demonstrate the NeoPod system, Second Street Capital plans to begin construction of a model home in Fort Lauderdale later this year.

Phoenix Based Companies Compete to Win $250,000 Small Business Grant

MESA, Ariz., June 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thanks to a program launched by Chase and Living Social called Mission: Small Business, dozens of valley companies are competing to win a $250,000 business grant, says AKA Internet Marketing. The contest is still open to those who have not registered, but time is ticking.

TechStars CEO, David Cohen, Invests in Boulder, Colo.-Based Merchant Service Provider, AdvoCharge

BOULDER, Colo., June 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AdvoCharge, a Boulder, Colorado-based independent merchant service provider, announced today that it received an investment from TechStars CEO and co-founder, David Cohen, to be used for business development and expansion. Cohen, known for his investments in early stage technology companies, commented that while helping AdvoCharge is a great investment by itself, the fact that many TechStars businesses have already benefited from AdvoCharge’s services is an added bonus.

Bank of Southern California Receives Top Marks as a Small Business Lender in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, a locally owned community business bank has been recognized as one of the top small business lenders in the greater San Diego area according to the U.S. Small Business Administration and Multifunding, a financial advisory provider.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Seeks 60 Entrepreneurs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., May 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board invites dislocated workers, veterans and county residents 18 years and older who want to launch their own Internet or service-based business to enroll in an entrepreneur training program. The board will fund training for 60 participants and the deadline to enroll is May 18, 2012.

MADE Entrepreneurship Competition Deadline May 31

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition applications are due May 31. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enter your business or business idea for the chance to gain technical assistance and cash grants to invest in your business.

L.A. County Workforce Investment Board Receives Grant to Fund No-Cost Re-Employment and Training for Nearly 1,000 Laid-Off Workers

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thanks to a multi-million dollar National Emergency Grant (NEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board was awarded funds as part of the California Multi-Sector Workforce Partnership. The aim of this program is to provide retraining and career transition needs to individuals who experienced layoffs and also to help employers with job openings to locate well-qualified and trained employees.

Helping Employers With Federal Funds Makes Good Business Sense

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of San Bernardino County was recognized by the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for innovative business-friendly programs. The WIB was asked to present to congress how it used Workforce Investment Act funds to encourage job retention and hiring.