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Compassion Prison Project and CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris Raise ACE Awareness in CA Prison

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series “Trauma Talks,” an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP’s mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.

ACNM Reaffirms Opposition to Legislative Threats to Abortion Care

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is committed to people having unfettered access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion care, that are readily available, affordable, and guided by objective evidence-based information. Given this position, ACNM is dismayed by the failure of the United States Supreme Court to block the implementation of Texas Senate Bill 8.

United Diversity Business Summit Connects Top Valley Leaders with Minority Entrepreneurs

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thinkzilla Consulting today announced that As Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega proclaimed Sept. 15 “United Diversity Business Summit Day,” diverse business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Arizona came together to share ideas and innovations at the first United Diversity Business Summit, which was livestreamed by the City of Scottsdale.

Nick Hess Announces Run for Oregon Governor

TIGARD, Ore., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nick Hess, local business owner and entrepreneur, announced today his candidacy for the Republican nomination as Oregon Governor for the 2022 election. Mr. Hess is running as a moderate, fiscal conservative in hopes of bringing Oregonians together.

Chelsea Groton Bank, in Partnership with NCDC and GNACC, Offers Free Business Seminars for Local Entrepreneurs

GROTON, Conn., Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chelsea Groton Bank kicks off their 5-week “Cultivating Great Business: Small Business Bootcamp” on October 5, 2021. The FREE small business series, designed for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, is offered through the Bank’s financial education program, Chelsea University, in partnership with the Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce (GNACC).

Southwest Airlines Adds Daily Austin Flight: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in March

AMARILLO, Texas, Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new daily non-stop service to Austin. The new expanded service to Austin begins March 10, 2022 to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases business book by navy captain-turned-entrepreneur Gene Moran

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the second book by entrepreneur Gene Moran, founder and president of the consulting firm Capitol Integration. “Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career” (ISBN 978-1-951407797) synthesizes Moran’s experiences.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival as Celebrity Judge

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that television icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining the fourth annual “Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival” as a celebrity judge. The famed star of “The Cosby Show” and current hit “The Resident” will also be performing his poetry at the festival and sharing thoughts about his career during an Artist Talk.

2021 VOSH Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRES NEWSWIRE) — Emerson Machine Automation Solution in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

RMA Real Estate Services Brokers Sale of Pelican Harbor Marina for City of Palm Bay

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA Real Estate Services, a division of the economic development firm RMA, is proud to announce the successful sale of a prime commercial property on behalf of the City of Palm Bay.

New Yiftee White Paper ‘Coming Back Stronger’ Illustrates Communities Banding Together to Support Local Business

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Yiftee published a new white paper based on its experience with more than 300 Community eGift Card programs across the country, 90% of which were started during the pandemic. The paper uses 16 short case studies to describe different chamber of commerce, main street, downtown and city programs all centered around simple digital gift cards.

Sam Stiele recently announced his candidacy for the mayor of Hopkins, MN

HOPKINS, Minn., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Citizens 4 Stiele announced today candidacy of Sam Stiele for mayor of Hopkins. “I didn’t see a mayoral candidate that represented me,” Stiele said in a statement. “We need someone who knows this town inside and out. Hopkins needs a leader who believes that progress is a balancing act, one who offers open communication.”

Teamsters Local 396 Builds Momentum in Contract Campaign to Raise Wages and Working Conditions for Over 2,700 Sanitation Workers in Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the City of Santa Ana stood up for working people by rejecting the city staff recommendation to replace its unionized waste hauler with a non-union hauler with a track record of union busting, air pollution and paying near poverty wages, Teamsters Local 396 said today.

Pompano Beach to Test SEAHIVE Shoreline Protection System at Wahoo Bay

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientists, government officials and citizens concerned about climate change and sea level rise will soon have a new source of data when Wahoo Bay in Pompano Beach launches. This underwater marine park will become a global incubator for the ocean’s ecosystem and will test the SEAHIVE™ marine and estuarine shoreline protection system, a research project funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) in collaboration with FDOT.

Churches of Scientology Promote Community Partnership on National Night Out

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientologists across America took a stand against drug abuse and crime August 3 by joining local law enforcement and nonprofit organizations to make National Night Out 2021 special for their communities. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and raises awareness about crime and drug prevention.

Individual with Down Syndrome Testifies for Phasing Out Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) applaud the testimony of John Anton at Wednesday’s Education & Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing, “Phasing Out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities.”

Melissa Martz’s Congressional Campaign Finishes First Quarter with Strong Grassroots Support

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz hit the streets three months ago to garner community support for Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Her first quarter FEC filings show she did just that by raising $202,000.

Opposition to Los Angeles’ Burbank Blvd Street Widening Project – Burbank Widening Citizens Group

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Burbank Widening Citizens Group. (“BWC Group”) announced today that it is organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project. The Group consists of businesses and residences situated along the affected Burbank Blvd., between Lankershim Blvd. and Cleon St.

Cole Engineering awarded $179M OTA by U.S. Army

ORLANDO, Fla., June 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded a $179M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement to serve as the core software enabler for the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Training Simulation Software / Training Management Tool (TSS/TMT).

Pompano Beach Arts Music Series Welcomes Live Audiences – Allan Harris and Leesa Richards Take the Stage at Pompano Beach Cultural Center

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is excited to welcome back live audiences to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center for the remaining concerts in the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series. July’s concert features jazz great Allan Harris and August showcases soulful songstress Leesa Richards.

NSC Awards Cole Engineering Team $31M OTA

MCLEAN, Va., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) a By Light Company, has been awarded a $31.3M contract by the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) for the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) 5G Network Enhancements Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA).

Mag Instrument, the USA manufacturer of the MAGLITE Flashlight, Forms Partnership with First Responders Children’s Foundation

ONTARIO, Calif., June 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mag Instrument, the U.S.A. manufacturer of the MAGLITE® Flashlight, has formed a partnership with First Responders Children’s Foundation. The initial kick-off of the partnership will be Maglite’s sponsorship of the Foundation’s annual Fun City Bowl.

Indiana 5G Zone to Host Panel Discussion and Demonstrations on Revolutionary ‘Smart Transportation’ Technologies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Indiana 5G Zone will host a virtual afternoon dedicated to innovative “smart transportation” technologies on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. The event, which features speakers and demonstrations from leaders in the field, will highlight the potential advantages of adopting these technologies and their impact on the U.S. economy.

Local Community Gift Card Program Shows up to 8X ROI on Federal Funds Invested to Help Small Businesses in Pandemic Recovery

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As communities strive to help their local businesses weather the pandemic storm, Yiftee has grown to more than 270 Community eGift Cards across the United States and executed 74 “Buy-One-Get-One” programs. These programs enlist entire communities in purchasing eGift Cards that can only be spent at local businesses, where the card buyers also receive free bonus gifts for their own use.

Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III & Jason Carter Join The Peoples’ Agenda to Launch Statewide Votercades on John Lewis National Day of Action

ATLANTA, Ga., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to bring attention to the onslaught of voter suppression laws and ignite public support for bills to restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda) will join local and national partners to host Votercades, teach-ins and other events throughout the state on John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action, 2 PM Saturday May 8, 2021.

The City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department Announces All-Inclusive Playground

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department has enhanced the Sergeant Kip Jacoby Park with a new all-inclusive playground that features equipment that will encourage side-by-side play for all children.

Rural Iowa Manufacturing Jobs Surplus Means Big Opportunities

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s been a year since the manufacturing industry was hit by the COVID-19 crisis forcing businesses to get creative to manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the rural Clarke County, Iowa’s unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid off, or simply let go when businesses had to close their doors, says Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC).

Two Yiftee Communities Win Award at the Main Street Now Conference

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NESWSWIRE) — On April 12, 2021, the Main Street Now Conference awarded six U.S. communities with the Main Street Forward Award, Yiftee, Inc. announced today. The award celebrates “forward-thinking Main Street recovery and resilience efforts at this unique and challenging moment.” The winners were selected by a national jury of economic development experts.

Virginia Minimum Wage Set to Increase

RICHMOND, Va., April 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beginning May 1, 2021, the minimum wage for workers in Virginia will increase to $9.50 per hour. Additionally, some jobs previously exempt from the minimum wage are no longer exempt (e.g., domestic workers), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry announced today.

Labor leader and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta, to speak at Marin Academy’s Conference on Democracy

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marin Academy’s Conference on Democracy, founded in 2004, earned nationwide recognition for Marin Academy as a leading independent school focused on equity and justice. The conference features sessions that are designed and facilitated jointly by MA students and faculty in partnership with local and national experts, activists, and stakeholders.

TheSheriffApp.com announces a formal agreement with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (Ga.) to build a new custom mobile app to serve local citizens

FORSYTH, Ga., April 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TheSheriffApp.com, a leading Alabama-based mobile app development company, today announced a new agreement to design and deploy a custom-built mobile app for service by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The new mobile app will be free for citizens of Monroe County and surrounding areas to download.

The Central Valley joins the technology revolution – 5G IS LIVE IN FRESNO

FRESNO, Calif., April 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Fresno has been a leader in ushering wireless connectivity in the central valley and has opened its doors to the deployment of 5G. The City of Fresno, together with XG Communities created a transparent process in order to push forward the deployment of small cells for all carriers.

ViewTech Borescopes Exhibiting at MRO Americas April 27-29 at Booth 1501

ORLANDO, Fla. and TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., April 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ViewTech Borescopes announced they are returning to exhibit for the ninth time during MRO Americas 2021 and will be located at booth #1501. With MRO Americas live event being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 27-29, this year’s in-person event will be co-located with the Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium (MALMS).

American Freedom Foundation Launches ‘Your Next Mission’ – A New Initiative Supporting Our Veterans

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Freedom Foundation announces Your Next Mission™– a new initiative supporting our Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses as they transition from military to civilian life. The goal of Your Next Mission™ is to help our Veterans write the next chapter of their lives and to make a real impact in the lives of those who have served our country.

Attorney, Mother and Child Advocate Melissa Martz Announces Bid for Florida’s 18th Congressional District

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child sex trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz begins her congressional campaign to unseat U.S. Congressman Brian Mast in 2022. A main tenet of her platform is to protect the inalienable rights and innate value of each individual in District 18, which covers parts of Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Jupiter and Palm Beach.

Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable Break from Battling Voter Suppression to Honor Valiant Women of the Vote

ATLANTA, Ga., April 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the ongoing efforts of many leaders to suppress the voices of Georgia residents, Black and Brown voters turned out in record numbers, electing the most diverse leadership in the state’s history. The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda’s women’s network, Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recognized the historic leadership of local Black women.

Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Dialogue with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at BIPOC Climate Justice Virtual Event

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event, HBCU Green Fund announced .

Virginia Passes Two Bills Increasing Access to Midwifery Care

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s been a busy and productive legislative season for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). The organization is anticipating several wins across the country, but right now is thrilled that two bills in the Commonwealth of Virginia were signed by Governor Ralph Northam this month.

Indiana 5G Zone Launches Exclusive Opportunity to Accelerate 5G Innovations

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Indiana 5G Zone (IN5GZ), a virtual and practical onsite innovation lab, is excited to announce an exclusive opportunity for companies, universities, governments and students to innovate and grow among some of the United States’ most promising innovations in various SMART verticals.

Performance Defense Partners with NineTwelve, Bringing 5G Enabled Mission Critical IoT Solutions

PHOENIX, Ariz., March 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Performance Defense, a trusted engineering services and solutions provider for safety and mission critical industries, and NineTwelve Institute, a full-suite software and 5G rapid development provider, today announced a partnership, that would do DO178 certification ready 5G IoT gateway for the first time.