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A tribute to an American Hero – Juan ‘Skip’ Torres

FAIRFAX, Va., May 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Juan Manuel Torres of Pine Island, Fla. – a decorated Korean and Vietnam veteran – passed away last week at the age of 86-years-old after a courageous battle with cancer and pneumonia, the Family of Juan Manuel Torres announced. With his passing, America lost a true patriot and American hero who was one of the last surviving members of Task Force Smith from the Battle of Osan.

PACIFIC ENGINEERING, INC. develops Rapid On Demand Portable Medical Platforms to help in the war against the pandemic

ROCA, Neb., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Engineering, Inc., winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2014 Tibbetts Award for innovative technology, in response to the pandemic, has focused its resources on the development of a family of composite shelters that can be used as mobile test centers and patient treatment.

Farewell to an American Hero: Juan ‘Skip’ Torres – Purple Heart Recipient, Korean and Vietnam War Veteran and Retired US Marshal

PINE ISLAND, Fla., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Family of Juan Manuel Torres announced today that Dr. Juan Manuel Torres of Pine Island, Fla.-a decorated Korean and Vietnam veteran and beloved father, grandfather, and friend to many-passed away this week at the age of 86-years-old after a courageous battle with cancer and pneumonia.

Nuclear to Play Vital Role in Innovating Virginia’s Carbon-Free Future

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Innovations in nuclear energy will play a vital role in reaching Virginia’s goal to be carbon-free by 2050 after Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation directing the state to work with industry to develop a strategic plan for the Commonwealth’s nuclear industry. The bill directs the government, through the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA), to work with industry stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan.

Healthcare Executive SHEILA CHERFILUS-MCCORMICK, J.D. Qualifies for the August Democratic Primary against Incumbent Alcee Hastings

MIRAMAR, Fla., April 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, J.D., Democratic candidate for Florida’s 20th Congressional District announces she has qualified for the upcoming Democratic Primary against Incumbent Alcee Hastings who is in his 3rd year of aggressive treatment for late stage pancreatic cancer. Mrs. McCormick is the CEO of Trinity Healthcare Services, a home health company with offices in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Smithtown-based PuroClean franchise to Provide Free Sanitizing Services for First Responders’ Personal and Utility Vehicles on April 24 at Setauket Fire Department

SMITHTOWN, N.Y., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, April 24, Robert Corrado and his team from PuroClean of Smithtown will say “thank you” to first responders in the best way they know how: By offering sanitizing services for their personal and utility vehicles.

RMA Offers a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Playbook for Government Leaders

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For over a decade, RMA has been guiding city and county leaders through the “reinvention” process using a strategic multistep approach to help communities overcome economic obstacles. Now, as cities struggle to address the economic impacts of COVID-19, the firm has created a Recovery Playbook for municipal leaders.

Bob Olsen Announces His Democratic Candidacy for Arizona Congressional District 8

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz., April 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bob Olsen announced that he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Arizona’s 8th Congressional district. “I think of representing the people of Arizona in Congress as the culmination of my life’s work,” stated Olsen.

South Central Iowa Community Steps Up to Support Senior Care Center

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since the WHO announced the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic status in early March, long-term care facilities have been on the front lines of the health and safety battle, notes the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC).

Kroger, Mattress Mack and Mayor Sylvester Turner Announce Partnership on Senior Needs Drive for 10,000 Seniors

HOUSTON, Texas, March 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR) along with Mattress Mack of Gallery Furniture and Mayor Turner announced their partnership to feed over 10,000 seniors in need.

Infrared Mechanical Articulating Video Borescope Now Available from ViewTech Borescopes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., March 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ViewTech Borescopes, North America’s top seller of Video Borescopes, recently added another video borescope to their lineup. The VJ-3 Infrared (IR) mechanical articulating video borescope can illuminate a dark area or room with IR light, which is undetectable to the human eye.

350 Bay Area Action Creating Climate Report Cards for California and Local Candidates

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Climate action group 350 Bay Area Action today announced climate report cards, to be issued for 2020 Bay Area candidates for the California Assembly and the state Senate. Local candidates in crucial city council and supervisorial races will also be rated.

North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph has been selected as a 2020 Miami Times ‘New Generation of Dreamers’

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Miami Times has selected North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph, Esq. to join the Class of 2020’s “Next Generation of Dreamers.” Joseph is being recognized for his leadership in resolving a water billing controversy affecting nearly 200,000 customers throughout Northern Miami-Dade County served by the city’s water utility.

$675 Billion Reasons to ‘Declare Your Share!’ with Upcoming 2020 Decennial Census

BURTONSVILLE, Md., Feb. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Census Bureau, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker and AARP Maryland State President Jim Campbell Join Forces to promote senior participation in upcoming 2020 Decennial Census.

Iwo Jima Memorial Midwest Project, Inc. Building New Iwo Jima Memorial – Updated with Correct Flag-raisers

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In tandem with 75th Anniversary of the flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi, the Iwo Jima Memorial Midwest Project (IJMM) is launching a nationwide program to build a new Iwo Jima Monument. The new statue will replace the faces of two flag-raisers that were misidentified with the actual Marines who participated.

Community Identity: Stemming the Tide of Homogenization through Custom Design

EVESHAM, N.J., Feb. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Drive down almost any suburban highway, and you will be greeted by a sea of sameness. McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Wells Fargo, Target, etc. You could be anywhere. But soon, when you drive into or fly over Evesham Township, however, you will be greeted by an embodiment of the township seal. Catalyst Experiential and Evesham Township worked together on the design.

HWPL Finally Here to Beautify California

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Jan 26, 2020 a non-profit volunteer organization called Heavenly Culture, World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) had joined forces with the city of San Jose to beautify the community and the parks of San Jose.

CONCRETE JUNGLE NO MORE – Catalyst Experiential to Bring Green Space Along Pennsauken, NJ Corridor

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Township of Pennsauken, New Jersey, in public private partnership with Catalyst Experiential, will bring some much needed green space back to the heavily commercial Pennsauken corridor in the form of two Community Landmarks, a Clocktower on Route 38 and a Monument on Marlton Pike. More than 70% of the land along Route 38 and 70 is zoned commercial, and commercial land can be 85% “impervious” – meaning concrete and asphalt as opposed to landscaping and greenery.

Ninety-Six-Year-Old Marine Releases New Commemorative Song

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 1 p.m., come meet and greet a ninety-six-year-old marine, Gene Christie, as he releases his CD containing a song to honor his fellow Marines in the 5th Division who won the Battle of Iwo Jima at great sacrifice.

Women and The Vote NYS Initiative Honors State Suffragists

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Women and the Vote NYS announces that a new initiative, timed to coincide with the 19th Amendment Centennial, is being launched to develop a mobile-friendly online database with interactive map of gravesites across New York State of the suffragists who worked tirelessly to bring about women’s right to vote.

Mag Instrument to Launch the MAGLITE Tactical Group (MTG) at SHOT Show 2020

ONTARIO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mag Instrument is introducing the MAGLITE Tactical Group (MTG) at SHOT SHOW 2020. The introduction of MTG coincides with the release of several new and enhanced products for tactical use for law enforcement and military including, the ML150LRS Compact Rechargeable System, MAG-TAC II, and Butt Stock Shell Holder.

TeamSnap Scores a New Partnership with Chicago Fire Juniors

BOULDER, Colo. and CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamSnap announced today a new partnership with Chicago Fire Juniors (CFJ), the official youth club affiliate program of Chicago Fire Football Club. As part of the partnership, TeamSnap has been named the official team and club management platform for CFJ and all affiliate clubs.

RMA Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Strategies that Helped Secure Amazon Deal for City of Deltona

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA has revealed the international deal-making that was required to secure an Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) distribution center as the anchor for the new Portland Industrial Park in Deltona, Florida. RMA’s economic development and real estate project management team brokered the deal between DOT Properties headquartered in Australia; Seefried Industrial Properties, the developer for Amazon; and the City.

NotaryCam Approved to Provide eNotary, RON Services for Michigan Notaries

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has been approved by the Michigan Department of State to provide both eNotary and remote online notarization (RON) services to the more than 113,000 notaries public registered in the state.

Bill Dehlinger joins RMA as Associate Broker

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – RMA is pleased to announce that real estate expert Bill Dehlinger has joined the team to lead the firm’s real estate projects in Central Florida. Dehlinger, who is currently the Florida Vice President of Operations for the CCIM Institute in Florida, will be focusing on several major projects for city and private clients including Deltona and Winter Park.

Capital Ford Lincoln of Rocky Mount Hosts First Responders Christmas Celebration

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Ford Lincoln of Rocky Mount will host a Christmas celebration with a focus on honoring their community’s courageous first responders. The Rocky Mount Police Department, Nash County EMS, the Nash County Sheriff’s office, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol will organize the celebration.

United States Air Force Partners with UniverseIT and Classe365

SUGARLAND, Texas, Dec. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — UniverseIT is excited to announce a new partnership with the United States Air Force (USAF) which encompasses serving three training schools – the Air Ground Operations School (AGOS); Weapons School (USAFWS); and Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School (AMMOS).

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Dirty South Bats Have Joined Forces to Produce the American Sniper Composite Baseball Bat

WINDER, Ga., Nov. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dirty South Bats today announced that it has joined forces with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) to produce a limited-edition tribute bat honoring American Sniper Chris Kyle that is cutting-edge both in its looks and performance. The 2 5/8-inch composite baseball bat certified for USSSA and BBCOR will be available for players from ages 8 to College with $100 from each bat sale being donated to the CKFF.

Osceola City Council Green Lights Contractor Bidding On New Wastewater Plant

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Nov. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Osceola City Council has approved a schedule for taking bids on construction of the updated wastewater treatment facility. A recent pre-bid meeting brought in a handful of interest, but with design and budgeting finalized, the City is now able to open the call for bids to contractors interested in undertaking the project.

Treadstone 71 Releases Comprehensive Knowledgebase for Cyber and Threat Intelligence: CyberIntellipedia

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., Nov. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Treadstone 71, the highly focused and standards-driven cyber and threat intelligence tradecraft company, today announced the beta release of CyberIntellipedia. The extremely detailed, expansive wiki includes knowledge gained over years of cyber and threat intelligence program builds, targeted adversary research, and intelligence community-driven cyber intelligence training courses.

RMA Hired by Town of Fort Myers Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Town of Fort Myers Beach has hired the firm RMA to create its new branding and marketing campaign. RMA’s award-winning team of economic development and marketing experts will analyze the town’s current brand and develop a comprehensive strategy to capitalize on the community’s authentic assets and distinctive culture.

Spodak Dental Group Provided Military Veterans and Their Families with More Than $7,000 of Free Dental Care During Freedom Day USA 2019

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group (“SDG”) recently provided complimentary dental services to the men and women of the US’ Armed Forces and their family members as part of the Seventh Annual Freedom Day USA. In total, 18 patients were treated at no cost during the event.

Haibu partners with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on ‘Zoohackathon’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Haibu is an award-winning series of books, films, cartoons and video games that promotes wildlife conservation around the world. Haibu has partnered with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) on Zoohackathon, a global competition to develop new and innovative technology tools to fight wildlife trafficking.

Old Newsday Site Readies for Re-development into LEED-Certified Warehouse and Distribution Center

AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art-Of-Form Architectural Services, PLLC, (AOF) a commercial, award-winning architectural firm, announces it’s working with Hartz Mountain Industries to re-develop the old, vacated Newsday site. The project will include the design and development of two buildings that will be designated for industrial use.

Reality of a Veteran-Owned Family Business: Daniel and Joy Symonds, Funeral Home Owners, Available for Veterans Day Interviews

ELGIN, Ill., Oct. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Veteran’s Day approaches, Symonds-Madison Funeral Home announced that Daniel and Joy Symonds, the husband and wife team behind the family-run funeral home in Elgin, Illinois, are available for interviews about life as veteran and military spouse owners of a family business.

Living Landmark Approved for Route 202 in Flemington, NJ

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Flemington, NJ Land Use Board has approved a Gateway Monument with a living wall to be constructed at the Flemington Circle on Route 202. This decision was rendered at the Board’s bi-monthly meeting on October 22. The Monument will be constructed in a public private partnership with Catalyst Experiential.

Avondale Estates Mayoral Candidate Clai Brown Refutes Disinformation, Invites More Community Dialog

AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2019 Candidate for Mayor and former City Manager Clai Brown has issued the following statement to ensure Avondale Estates citizens have access to facts on matters that may determine their November 5 election-day decisions about the future of their unique city and community.

Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Signed by Governor Newsom

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces that California Governor Newsom signed the Keep Our Seniors Safe Act, a part of SB 172 (Portantino) which was signed into law on 12 October, 2019.

Five Tips to Turn Tourists into Investors – Economic Development and Marketing Experts Develop ‘Investment Tourism’ Strategy

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What if your city could implement a strategy that would transform tourists into long-term investors? That is the concept behind “Investment Tourism,” a comprehensive Economic Development and Marketing platform developed by the award-winning principals of RMA and CJF Marketing International.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Partners with SCI Mercer to Train Service Dogs for Veterans

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is with great pleasure that Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs announces its latest partnership, with the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Mercer. As part of our new partnership, incarcerated veterans will train some of our future service dogs, beginning at approximately 5 months of age, all while earning college credit.