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.


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.

Former Treasury Official Craig Phillips to Deliver Keynote at #NEXTDC19

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Mortgage Events, creator of NEXT women’s executive mortgage summit, and Housing Finance Strategies, a Washington, D.C. advisory firm founded by Faith Schwartz, today announced that former Treasury Department official, Craig Phillips, will deliver the keynote #NEXTDC19 on November 19, 2019 at Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C.

FiberGuide migrates GeoQuote interface to a new domain for better procurement of business Internet, Ethernet services and other network solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FiberGuide, a Northern Virginia based consulting and fiber optic training company today announced the migration of the GeoQuote interface to a new domain – geoquote.co.

Documentary Debut Recounts Stories of Religious Persecution, Courage and Hope

WASHINGTON D.C., May 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Christians in the Mirror: Stories of Courage and Faith in the Face of Persecution From Syria, Iraq, India, Sudan and Egypt” will premiere Monday, June 10 at the Miracle Theatre in Washington D.C. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Joshuacord, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is honored to share with the community this one-of-a-kind film that reveals the intense suffering of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

ACEC Business Insurance Trust and Greyling/EPIC Announce New Trustee Appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust (BIT) and Greyling/EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today that Paul Boyce, P.E., PG, has been appointed a Trustee for the ACEC Business Insurance Trust.

New Book ‘Total Sh*t Donald Trump’ Skewers the President

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Paul Orwell’s new book “Total Sh*t Donald Trump” (ISBN: 978-1733807302; ppb; Oceania Press) released today on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and many other platforms, makes the case that the president is, in a sense, “the physical embodiment of our nation’s collective excrement” and that “we citizens have a duty to flush it, not just shovel it.”

NEXT and Housing Finance Strategies Form Strategic Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Mortgage Events, creator of NEXT women’s mortgage technology summit, today announced it has engaged in a strategic alliance with Housing Finance Strategies, a Washington, DC-based advisory firm led by renowned industry veteran and award winner Faith Schwartz, former executive director of HOPE NOW.

DC Startup Sorcero Brings New Tech to Adult Learners at Byte Back

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Learning technology skills requires technology. That’s why Byte Back and Sorcero recently started teaming up to integrate AI software that makes learning and retaining information easier in the tech classroom.

Byte Back to Bring Free Tech Career Training to Baltimore

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Byte Back, a growing tech education nonprofit, today announced that Chrissie Powell was named as the organization’s Baltimore Site Director, leading the launch of its first expansion outside the Washington, D.C. metro region. This past October, Byte Back won a $1 million CAD ($775,000 USD) TD Ready Challenge grant to expand to Baltimore.

American Society of Appraisers (ASA) partners with Anow to give real property appraisers a competitive edge

RED DEER, Alberta and WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Anow, creator of the leading software for real estate appraisal offices, today announced a partnership with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) that gives members a significant discount off Anow’s core appraisal office management platform and early access to the tech firm’s cutting-edge products currently in development.

Brainy Camps Association Launches ‘Be Gluten Free Family Camp’ for Youth with Celiac Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brainy Camps Association, which provides camps for children with chronic health conditions, announced that it will be launching a family camp for youth with celiac disease in summer 2019. Adding to its consortium of 12 condition-specific camps, Be Gluten Free Family Camp, or ‘BG Free’ for short, was founded in conjunction with the Gastroenterology Department of Children’s National Health System.

Byte Back Wins CDN $1 Million TD Grant for Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, TD announced Byte Back as one of 10 recipients of the inaugural TD Ready Challenge grants. Each recipient organization will receive CDN $1 million (USD $775,000) to help them scale innovative solutions aimed at preparing North Americans for the economy of the future.

Brainy Camps Association Announces Race for Every Child Team to Support Programs for Children with Chronic Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brainy Camps Association, which provides camps for children with chronic health conditions, has announced its participation in the Race for Every Child fundraiser in Washington, D.C. The annual event, scheduled for Oct. 20, 2018, is sponsored by Children’s National Health System and helps to raise funds for the pediatric hospital’s many departments and causes.

Secure Insight Creates National eClosing Training Program Using DocMagic’s Total eClose Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Secure Insight, a New Jersey-based data intelligence and vendor management firm, announced today at the MBA’s Annual Convention and Expo that it teamed with DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, to develop and host an online training program.

The ACEC Business Insurance Trust Announces Leadership Changes and New Trustee Appointments

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Council of Engineering Companies Business Insurance Trust (BIT) and Greyling/EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today leadership changes within the Trust as well as new Trustee appointments. Current Trustees Robin S. Greenleaf, P.E., LEED AP, Robert A. Overfield, P.E., and Michael D. Klingner, P.E. have assumed new leadership roles for the ACEC BIT.

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor shares how to engage your grown kids about preparations for their own retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his compact new book, “Parent’s Guide to Your Child’s Retirement: 21 Thought-Provoking Conversations to Have with Your Adult Children” (ISBN: 978-0999641415) Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor(SM) Rodger Alan Friedman, delivers an easy to follow structure that may serve to enable you and your adult children to have positive, engaging and thoughtful conversations regarding their future retirement.

Legendary TV and Radio Host Donnie Simpson celebrates a 50-year career milestone announcing his highly anticipated memoir

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oracle Group International announces the publication of “THROUGH THESE EYES: An Iconic Memoir of Life, Love and The Man Behind The Music” (13th and Joan; Hardcover; Jan. 30, 2019; $25.99; ISBN: 978-1732646469) by award-winning, influencer, humanitarian, and legend Donnie Simpson.

New Study Strengthens Evidence that Fluoride Safely Prevents Tooth Decay, But Critics Ignore the Study They Once Welcomed

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A study led by researchers at the federal government’s National Toxicology Program (NTP) has found no link between elevated levels of fluoride and cognitive/learning deficits. The American Fluoridation Society (AFS) reports that the recently released NTP study examined rats that consumed food and water with varying exposures of fluoride.

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Shares How to Avoid Living in Your Kid’s Basement When You Retire

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his new book, “The Mindset of Retirement Success: 7 Winning Strategies to Change Your Life” (ISBN: 978-0999641408), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Rodger Alan Friedman, delivers blunt advice to anyone who has been putting off retirement planning.

Mike Klaschka of EPIC to Present on Financial Risk at DC Alternative Investment Consortium Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Mike Klaschka will present at the DC Alternative Investment Consortium (DC-AIC) on Tues., Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.

NAMB Releases Housing Outlook: Congress Needs to Make Key Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NAMB, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, has announced its housing outlook and its plans to advocate for change.

NAMB Appoints John Stevens as New President

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NAMB, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, today announced that former president elect John Stevens has been appointed to the role of president.

Howard University Alumnus’ International Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Makes U.S. Debut at Black Hollywood

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ochulo, an international Fashion and Lifestyle brand based in Nigeria, will make their U.S. debut during Howard University’s homecoming at the legendary Social Architects’ Black Hollywood extravaganza. This engaging fashion experience entitled, “The People’s Paradise,” presents Ochulo’s revolutionary men’s and women’s fashions. The magic will unfold on October 20, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in NW Washington, D.C.

NAMB Appoints Valerie Saunders as Its New Executive Director

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NAMB, the organization that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, today announced that it has appointed Valerie Saunders as the organization’s new executive director.

NAMB Rebrands to Better Reflect the Professional Diversity of Its Member Base

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NAMB, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, today announced a rebranding that includes a new logo and marketing campaign. NAMB’s new brand identity emphasizes the diversity of its member base, which includes individual loan originators and small and midsize mortgage origination businesses of all kinds-brokers, bankers and correspondent lenders.

In ‘Abduction’ Walter Blair Has Written a Thriller for Readers Who Gravitate to Highs and Lows of a Mystery Pursuit

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Walter Blair’s third novel obviously demonstrates that the success of his first two novels were not flukes. The literary skills presented by Blair in “Abduction” (2017, WBlair Publishing) place him in a class reserved for John Grisham, Danielle Steel, David Baldacci, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, to name a few.

Greyling’s Gregg Bundschuh and Kent Collier to present at April 2017 Risk Management Conferences

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that managing principal Gregg Bundschuh and client executive and professional services risk consultant Kent Collier of Greyling Insurance Brokerage – a Division of EPIC, are among the featured risk management and insurance professionals presenting at two high profile events targeting the needs of large Construction and Design firms.

Real Help for a Milwaukee Public School

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On March 28, 2017, the Treasurer of STEM-CAN Supporters (SCS) sent a $2,500 check to Fritz Blandon, Principal of Milwaukee Allen-Field Elementary School as a donation for the immediate purchase of Student Leadership Blazers and seven compound microscopes along with some minor supplies.

Courageous Stories from Former Girl Soldiers to be Shared at Local Event

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ChildVoice today announced that on Saturday, January 28, from 2-4 p.m., “Enduring the Night” co-author Natalie Committee-Fath will present an Author Talk at The Potter’s House, a nonprofit cafe and bookstore in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Committee-Fath will shine light on the issue of human trafficking and the plight of an estimated 250,000 child soldiers involved in conflicts globally.

Former Military Officers Seek Greater Due Process for CA Bonus Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two former military officers of the Washington D.C. law firm of Jordan Guydon sent letters today to U.S. Senator Boxer, other Congressional leaders, the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Army, urging the strengthening of due process for the California National Guard bonus recipients. The two are Darlye Jordan, managing partner of the firm and a former Army major who advised commanders during the Gulf War; and, Howard G. Cooley, of-counsel, and a retired Army colonel.

Oracle Group Hosts Actress and Author of ‘Around The Way Girl’ Taraji P. Henson with Author, ‘Awesomely’ Luvvie Ajayi

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Literary PR & Marketing Firm, The Oracle Group International announced that in celebration of their 10th year in operation, they will host the Washington D.C. “Homecoming” book tour stop for Award Winning Actress and now Author Taraji P. Henson on Oct. 22.

An Exquisite Evening of Music and Dance Honoring The Culture and Contributions of Africans Across The Diaspora

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brought to you by The Adinkra Group, “Birthright 2016” is a captivating evening of live intergenerational performances by Washington D.C.’s most talented African dance and drumming ensemble and special invited guests. A night of elegance, August 20, 2016, with guests sheathed in African chic couture sets the back drop for the electric and inviting atmosphere attendees have come to know and love when attending this event.

Brand New Novel Challenges Stereotypes by Featuring a Muslim Heroine

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the peak of a highly controversial election year, a new thriller for young-adults has recently been published featuring a teenaged Muslim girl as the protagonist. “The Storyteller and the Terrorist in Our Newsfeeds,” by Amina Derbi, is about the rise and fall of seventeen-year-old Najmah Qamar, a passionate storyteller who ends up living through her worst fears as her tales come to life.

Systems Evolution, Inc. (SEI) Announces New Washington, D.C. Office – Opens July 1

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Systems Evolution, Inc. (SEI), an employee-owned business and technology management consulting firm consistently named one of Consulting Magazine’s Top Places to Work, has opened a new location to serve clients in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

LeaseAccelerator and Riveron Consulting to Co-Present in ClearLaw Institute Webinar on New Lease Accounting Standards

GREAT FALLS, Va. and WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator and Riveron Consulting announced today that they will be co-presenting on a forthcoming ClearLaw Institute Webinar about the new lease accounting standards. Issued earlier this year, the new standards, FASB ASU 2016-02 (or Topic 842) for US GAAP and IFRS 16, will require companies to track virtually all real estate and equipment leases as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets starting as early as 2019.

Showing Up for Underserved Public School Students, A Civil Rights Journey Toward Social Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It has been mentioned by many politicians that everybody has a lobbyist except public school children – which means that when critical decisions are made about public schools the loudest voices tend to be well-paid lobbyists, not parents and community stakeholders. COPACS, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit wants parents and community stakeholders across gender, age, socioeconomic status, and ethnic groups to level this playing field.

Sports Documentary Film Premiere: ‘Muerte O Gloria: The Rise of the American Soccer Fan’

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Resulting Impact Film Productions presents ‘Muerte O Gloria: The Rise of the American Soccer Fan,’ a documentary film about the Barra Brava, the fan supporter group for the DC United Soccer Club from Washington, D.C. The Barra Brava was the first supporters group of its kind in Major League Soccer.

International Jazz Legend and Soul Makossa Artist Manu Dibango to Publish English Memoir with Oracle Group International

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oracle Group International debuts its Publishing Division with the acquisition of the memoir of Cameroonian born international jazz legend Manu Dibango to be released on December 1, 2015. To support the publication of this endeavor, Manu Dibango will embark on a U.S. Tour scheduled to coincide with the release of this book.

Lack of Reimbursement for Healthcare Interpreting Services is Unsustainable

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A white paper titled ‘The Perfect Storm,’ co-authored by Izabel E. T. de V. Souza, and Louis F. Provenzano Jr., has just been published, calling for a multi-stakeholder national effort to reimburse medical interpreting (MI) services.

Families Overjoyed as the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (S.2746/H.R.669)

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘After six years in Congress, I am overwhelmed with the bill’s passage,’ said Laura Crandall, SUDC Foundation President and mother of Maria who died inexplicably at the age of 15 months. ‘This legislation marks the first time our federal government even recognizes the existence of sudden unexplained deaths of children after their first birthday. I am proud of our government today.’