Washington D.C. Business News

Washington D.C. Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Washington D.C. (District of Columbia), U.S.A. (D.C., DC), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


DHS Announces Second Exit in its Early-Stage II Fund Venture with Limelight ING for $145 Million, Vice Chairman of DHS, Fernando Aguirre, Stated

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The leadership of DHS announced that today the exit of One Oracle (Growth Fund) and Modern ITX (Early-Stage Fund), DHS announces the second exit in its Early-Stage II Fund with the venture of Limelight ING.

FICO and DepthPR Join as Sponsors of #HousingDC21

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that FICO and DepthPR have joined the ranks of Sponsors of #HousingDC21, a 100% virtual housing summit being held on September 20-21, 2021.

DHS’ Vice Chairman, Fernando Aguirre, Approves to Launch Partnership and New Coalition to Strengthen Communities and States

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DHS’ Community COVID Coalition will provide culturally relevant communication resources for states to use on social media. States that participate in the coalition will receive targeted, culturally relevant social media resources developed and tested by public health communications experts.

Housing Finance Strategies Announces #HousingDC21

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that the firm will host a 100% virtual housing summit on September 20-21, 2021.

DHS’ Private Equity Trust (AXS) Approves Acquisition of Grupo VITRO for Approximately $1.2 Billion

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DHS, a firm transforming how equity and joint ventures are handled and created today announced the acquisition of Grupo VITRO in Mexico City for approximately $1.2 billion.

DHS Provides Results-Based Donation with $14.5 Million to Nonprofits in the Bay Area: Fernando Aguirre, DHS Vice Chairman Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DHS, a firm transforming how nonprofits are funded, today announced their inaugural Bay Area Donor Impact Fund (“DIF”), a $4.5+ million philanthropic fund to incentivize quantifiable, long-term impact for underserved communities struggling to stabilize in the wake of COVID-19.

DHS is Invited to Lead the Paris 2021 Q2 Venture Capital World Summit in Paris: Vice Chairman of DHS, Fernando Aguirre Announced

WASHIGNTON, D.C., Dec. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DHS has announced this morning that the firm and its lead expert, Fernando Aguirre, Vice Chairman of DHS, will head the VC Panel at the summit which will take place in Paris, France at the Westminster Hotel on February 12, 2021.

Dana Dillard to Join Housing Finance Strategies

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that industry leader and award-winning mortgage executive Dana Dillard will join her firm as leader of its diversity and inclusion practice and a principal in its expanding advisory services practice.

Datasembly Rebrands as it Evolves into Data Leader for CPGs and Retailers

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Datasembly announced a major rebranding to reflect the software company’s evolution, becoming the world’s leading provider of data tools for hyper-local, real-time product transparency. The rebranding is a top to bottom redesign of the company’s website, logo, graphics, communications, and correspondence, aimed at modernizing and conveying their product solution for CPGs, brands, and retailers.

U.S. Mortgage Industry Launches ‘NOT OK? THAT’S OK’ Borrower Awareness Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, an independent coalition of U.S. mortgage industry leaders launched the ‘NOT OK? THAT’S OK’ campaign to raise awareness among customers who have missed one or more mortgage payments in 2020 and may be eligible for forbearance assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Faith Schwartz, president of Housing Finance Strategies, spearheaded the industry effort.

Campaign Guru® Dr. Singh Releases New Website: Twitterism.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. and MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Singh, also known as the CampaignGuru®, has released a new website: TWITTERISM.COM which analyzes over 50,000+ of President Donald J. Trump’s “social media voice” from his tweets in real-time using AI. The website provides the Tone in which the tweets are delivered.

Executives Call for Congressional Action to Prevent Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Faith Schwartz, President, Housing Finance Strategies, Washington, D.C. and Lee Raagas, CEO, Skid Row Housing Trust, Los Angeles, Calif., issue statement on housing crisis.

Author Paul Orwell Launches an Interactive Voice Experience: CallDonaldTrump.com

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new and interactive web experience created by author Paul Orwell, lets users apply for a job with someone who sounds just like Donald Trump. It’s CallDonaldTrump.com and its piquing curiosity for people on both sides of the aisle.

Leigh Geramanis-Arnold Named Chief Washington DC Correspondent at LTC NEWS

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC NEWS, LLC, publishers of website ltcnews.com, has named Leigh Geramanis-Arnold as Chief Washington Correspondent. Formed in July 2015, LTC NEWS is an online resource for long-term care planning, aging, caregiving, health, and retirement issues to help consumers plan for and better understand the family and financial impact of aging.

Four Pandemic Preparedness Experts Call for 9/11-like Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four co-authors of the recently published “Preparing for the Next Pandemic,” in a virtual roundtable with consulting firm CollaborateUp and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, issued a call for a 9/11-style commission to investigate and unearth lessons learned from the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Engineered Data, LLC Announces the World’s 1st Flocculant for Remediation of PFAS Chemicals from Water

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Engineered Data, LLC’s Advanced Materials Group has begun micro-batch production of a Flocculant that remediates PFAS chemicals (as well as Toxic Heavy Metals + Phosphate [a main ingredient in Storm Water Pollution + Algae Tides]) from polluted water.

Datasembly’s Real-Time Data is Helping Retailers Respond and Plan Ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Datasembly is providing real-time insight into product pricing and availability data for retailers across America. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a landscape requiring retailers to focus on challenges posed by increased competition, omnichannel execution and contactless data acquisition.

PULLING BACK THE MASK: Masks Do Not Conceal Government Policies and Private Towing Companies’ Practices that Wound Poor Families and Damage Local Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Fair Towing Alliance, has begun an intense period of records research and analysis in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, to pull back the mask on government agencies and private towing companies that seize and often sell the cars of people who are poor – and for a profit.

Top Housing Officials and Execs to Speak At #NEXTDC20

EDMOND, Okla. and WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Mortgage Events, LLC (NEXT) and Housing Finance Strategies have announced an all-star lineup of Washington and housing industry luminaries that are confirmed to speak at #NEXTDC20, a virtual executive summit that will take place on November 10, 2020.

ITA and Getting to Global Announce New Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Getting to Global and the International Trade Administration (ITA) have partnered to help exporters better navigate federal government trade resources. As such, all federal assistance available to exporters will now be made available on Export Connect, a new platform that brings together in one place all the resources businesses need to export smarter.

National Community Stabilization Trust Announces Leadership of Two National Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) announced its leadership of two national initiatives. First, NCST announced the formation of the Homeownership Alliance, which will advocate for more resources and better policies to increase affordable homeownership opportunities for American families.

African-American Mother and Daughter Team Develop Solutions in New Cosmetic Lines

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Entrepreneur Raquel Riley Thomas and her 14-year-old daughter Maria Raquel Thomas have both started cosmetic lines to bring solutions to problems women and girls have. Raquel, an Army Veteran and former Pageant Queen, is the founder of Raquel Riley Thomas Beauty.

Zoetic Global Announces Addition of Trammell S. Crow to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Zoetic Global, a US-based clean technology firm, is proud to announce the appointment of Trammell S. Crow to their board of directors. Mr. Crow is a businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and innovative champion for a sustainable future.

Americans Reminded to Enjoy the Sun Safely this Summer

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To turn the tide against rising rates of skin cancer in the United States, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention – and it’s broad national member coalition of over 45 organizations – has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as the 12th annual “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors.

BHERC ‘Operation Love’ Set to Deliver Mother’s Day Sunday Meals and Essential Goods to Homeless Families in Washington, DC and Baltimore

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) continues its “Operation Love” outreach Saturday May 9, and Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland targeting homeless families with “underlying” health and psychosocial conditions who have been extremely impacted by COVID 19 shelter in place mandates and need assistance.

Towing Companies in US Profit from the Poor Without Government Intervention says Fair Towing Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Fair Towing Alliance insists that as Congress drafts additional COVID-19 relief legislation, that they reconsider current laws and practices on car towing that devastate poor families and force individuals into unsafe homeless shelters, all while the government and towing companies profit.

Economic Growth and Public Policy Propel Homeownership Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the first of a three-part series on the impact of economic growth and public policy on homeownership rates, housing policy consultant Allen Jones, Managing Director, Housing Finance Strategies, provides commentary on the drivers of recent increases.

FIL-AM EXPO 2020 in Northern Virginia billed as the largest Filipino-American event in DMV area on June 13-14, 2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Metro Washington DC (PACC-DC), in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, is spearheading what is now being billed as the largest Philippine-American event in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area – the Fil-Am Expo 2020 on June 13 and 14, 2020, following the June 12 Philippine Independence Day.

NEXT and Housing Finance Strategies Announce #NEXTDC20

EDMOND, Okla. and WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capitalizing on the success of their recent executive summit in Washington D.C., NEXT Mortgage Events and Housing Finance Strategies announced #NEXTDC20, their second annual event to be held shortly after the November 2020 election in Washington, D.C.

Inaugural NEXT Excellence in Leadership Award Goes to Lee Raagas, CEO of Skid Row Housing Trust at NEXTDC19

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ahead of the highly anticipated #NEXTDC19 summit on November 18, 19 in Washington, D.C., from NEXT Mortgage Events, conference co-host Faith Schwartz, President of Housing Finance Strategies, announced that Kerri Milam, president of Depth Public Relations will present the inaugural NEXT Excellence in Leadership award to Lee Raagas, Chief Executive Officer of Skid Row Housing Trust.

Media Advisory: Byte Back Brings National Digital Inclusion Week to DC with Congresswoman Norton and Mayor Bowser

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local residents and nationally known digital inclusion leaders are celebrating National Digital Inclusion Week October 7 to 11. Though Washington, D.C. is a capital of innovation and technology, the District still struggles with a stark digital divide. Byte Back is a nationally recognized tech nonprofit that has led digital inclusion in the D.C. area for more than 20 years.

Jump$tart Coalition’s 2019 National Educator Conference Is Sold Out

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Jump$tart Coalition’s 2019 National Educator Conference – an all-scholarship event for personal finance teachers – is sold out. The conference, set for November 1 – 3, 2019 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, is underwritten by the Cornell-Douglas Foundation, Experian, and the Wells Fargo Foundation and many other generous sponsors, which enable 350 teachers from across the country to attend the event on a scholarship that covers their hotel stay, meals and full participation in the event.

Real Change: Expanding Congress to Include a Citizens Assembly

WASHINGTON D.C., Sept. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An Assembly of 600 citizen-delegates is being established by NewUnity.Org and it is expected to eventually become a third-chamber of Congress via constitutional amendment, creating a tri-cameral legislature. The first session of the Assembly is scheduled to start in early 2020. Any U.S. citizen over the age of 18 can be a delegate to the Assembly, provided they satisfy some eligibility requirements.

DJ Throdown, aka Ross Volpe, Continues Reign as Best DJ in America, Capturing Second Consecutive DMC US Finals DJ Championship

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Washington, D.C. area’s very own and most eccentric turntablist entertainer, DJ Throdown, AKA Ross Volpe, continued his reign as the Best DJ in America by again winning the prestigious DMC US Finals DJ Battle. DJ Throdown will represent America on September 28 in London at the DMC World DJ Championships, where last year he finished 5th best in the world.

EPIC Launches New Employee Benefits Consulting Labor Practice Led by Kimberly Cicero in DC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kimberly Cicero has joined the firm as SVP, Labor Practice Leader.

Ecsazza, Inc. Releases Digital Workflow Management (DWM) Industry Whitepaper

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecsazza, Inc., an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of digital workflow management (DWM) software, just launched its latest industry research. Its white paper, “The Business Case for Digital Workflow Management Software”, discusses the trends driving DWM adoption, why some businesses are still on the fence, and how to choose the right DWM vendor for your organization.

Byte Back Partners to Offer a Free Pathway to College Credits

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Byte Back and Saylor Academy announced a new partnership today to expand free college opportunities for adults preparing for living-wage careers. Byte Back students, most of whom are unemployed when they start, will be able to save thousands of dollars on degrees by using Saylor Academy’s free online college-credit courses.

Wellness Company Introduces Next Level Experiences to Its Clients

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On a warm summer evening, what could be a better recipe for health and entertainment than learning how to make your own sushi? Wellness, nutrition, and fun all in one roll. Putting entertainment, community, and engagement into healthy living is the goal for F3 Wellness Connections, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s hottest Wellness Concierge. (VIDEO)

2019 Service Dog Hero of the Year Awarded to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Alice

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is excited to announce that on Friday, July 26, 2019 our Service Dog, Alice; specifically trained to assist Recipient Antonio was named the 2019 Service Dog Hero of the Year by more than 900,000 nationwide voters and the American Humane Societies’ panel of judges.

Kapor Center Awards $1 Million to Fund Diversity in Tech – Byte Back Awarded $100,000 in National Tech Done Right Challenge

OAKLAND, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C., July 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kapor Center announced the winners of its inaugural $1 million Tech Done Right Challenge grant competition, including the Washington D.C. non-profit, Byte Back. The challenge identified 10 social impact organizations who are building a more diverse and inclusive tech economy locally and nationally. Each winning organization will receive a $100,000 grant.