Aspire Grant & Development, LLC Re-certified under WBENC

June 26, 2019

Aspire Grant & Development, LLC, a full-service grant writing and management company, announced today recertification under The Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBENC). Aspire, founded in 2014 by Michele Miller Beener, is both a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB). The company specializes in the research, submission and management of competitive federal, state and private grants. Aspire is proud to be managing over $100 million in awards for existing clients in the firms consulting portfolio, which includes a mix of nonprofit agencies, manufacturers, health and addiction providers and private developers. "Receiving national recertification as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise/Women Owned Small Business is certainly exciting; the designation is complementary to Aspire’s ongoing national-level work in the grant space. Without a doubt, WBE Certification has allowed Aspire to grow, increasing the depth and breadth of our...

Jack Phan Joins Money Crashers as New President and COO

June 25, 2019

Entrepreneur and Former VP of Strategy at Digital Trends brings leadership, expertise, and a vision for improving personal finance education to the Money Crashers team    , a leading personal finance education website, announces the addition of Jack Phan as their new President & COO. Phan, who served as VP of Strategy at Digital Trends from 2015 to 2018, brings 20+ years experience in executive leadership, business & product development, online media, marketing and operations.  “Throughout my career I’ve learned that brands which are laser-focused on improving the lives of their key constituents experience rapid growth. Money Crashers knows this and started addressing the void in financial education right when Americans needed it most: The Great Recession. I’m excited to come on board and work with such a talented and passionate team,” says Jack Phan. Working with Money Crashers’...


June 25, 2019

OrthodontiCell Announces Notification of Patent Allowance USPTO Application 15/471,954 Related to Orthodontic Treatment  June 25th, 2019Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, CA - June 25th, 2019 (PRDistribution) - OrthodontiCell, a biomed company focused on the development of therapeutics to accelerate tooth movement and improve stabilization, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published notification of a Notice of Allowance for OrthodontiCell's U.S. Patent Application Serial Number15/471,954 "Orthodontic Treatment". This application includes claims intended to accelerate teeth straightening by up to 2/3rds compared to standard brace or aligner therapies alone and after teeth straightening to rapidly achieve stabilization of the teeth in their final positions with minimal use of retainers.  The claims in this allowed application cover a method to control the release of RANKL, SDF1, KLOTHO...

Righting Wrongs: Gromentum Lab Propels Disproportionally Impacted Communities to Win in Cannabis Industry

June 26, 2019

Righting Wrongs: Gromentum Lab Propels Disproportionally Impacted Communities to Win in Cannabis Industry Gromentum Lab announces the launch of a community-based, independent cannabis business accelerator for social equity. Gromentum Lab will serve under-resourced entrepreneurs most adversely impacted by the decades-old war on drugs. On the heels of Governor Pritzker’s formal signing of the Adult-Use Cannabis bill into law, the new venture is already preparing entrepreneurs to compete in the industry. July 20th marks Gromentum Lab’s first Business Development Workshop which will take place in Chicago and will be open to the public.   Illinois is the first state to seriously address the impact the war on drugs has had in specific communities. Gromentum Lab recognizes entrepreneur teams will need more than a business idea and waived licensing fees to make it in a competitive market.       ...

HOLT Electrical Supplies Hires New Director of Operations

June 26, 2019

HOLT Electrical Supplies added industry veteran Keith Adkisson to its team as Director of Operations. Adkisson brings over 18 years of successful operations and management experience to the role.Adkisson will oversee HOLT’s warehouse, logistics, and purchasing teams. He will call upon his wealth of knowledge and experience to drive efficiencies across all aspects of HOLT’s operations. He will also work closely with company leadership to develop and execute long-term strategic plans that drive growth, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.“We are proud to welcome Keith to the HOLT team, and I’m looking forward to working with him to keep improving,” said Ryan Holtzman, company vice president.Adkisson will also be using his technological knowledge to leverage its computer operating system, in addition to managing people.“Being part of a family-owned business was important to me,” said Adkisson about joining...

Coda Resources Implements Thrive’s Replenishment System

June 25, 2019

provider Thrive Technologies recently announced that CODA Resources has adopted the company’s replenishment system. Coda Resources is a trusted American company that has been providing unique contract manufacturing and turnkey supply chain solutions for over sixty years. Their brands include Cambridge, Amran, LDR, and Pipe Décor. Because of their challenges of long lead times, Coda decided to adopt the Thrive replenishment software to better manage changing demand and supply variables. “Master distributors like Coda typically import their product in bulk from overseas. Unless products are light enough to ship economically via air, you probably get them shipped via boat. This translates into a three to four-month lead time from the time you place a PO until the product is at your warehouse,” explained Thrive Technologies CEO Rick Morris. The first step for Coda Resource, and other companies that...

SwanLeap Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2019

June 25, 2019

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected SwanLeap as a recipient of a 2019 SDCE 100 Award for the company’s success in improving supply chain efficiencies and cutting transportation costs for a leading snack and ingredient nut manufacturer. The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.SwanLeap executed TMS deployment across four locations with WMS and ERP integration alongside a custom-built dock scheduler in 18 days. The client was utilizing a 3PL and their provided TMS, which was costing them in visibility, control and bloated rates....


June 25, 2019

Cajon Valley Union School District has been selected as one of six school districts in California by the statewide Community Engagement Initiative (CEI). This groundbreaking initiative to build resources for more meaningful community engagements in California’s public schools is an integral part of California’s new accountability system called The districts selected will make up the CEI’s Peer Leading and Learning Network which will analyze research and practices involving community engagement to help implement best practices in California schools, districts, and communities. Jan Gustafson-Corea, CEO of the California Association of Bilingual Education, said,  “We are thrilled to learn with these districts what impactful community engagement looks like to bring about the ultimate goal of student success—particularly for communities of linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.”Cajon Valley Union School District is heavily involved in the El Cajon... CEO makes the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech List

June 27, 2019 team are thrilled to announce that Sid Narang, our tenacious CEO, has been included on the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2019 list. Having built one of the leading global networks of serviced apartments that creates its own technological products to alleviate issues found throughout the serviced apartments industry, this recognition is more than deserved.  The Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2019 list showcases 100 of the most inspirational Asian men and women working in Britain’s tech sector. With 2019 marking the list’s fifth birthday, the recognition is huge and a privilege for anyone that is nominated. This year showed progress in some of the nitty-gritty data with 41% of the people being new to the list, women making up 32% of the list and 33% made up of startup founders or co-founders. To top all that off, the panel of judges is beyond incredible: Mo Aldalou: Entrepreneur Engagement Manager at Tech Nation Simon...

SaaS Startup SurveySparrow Crosses 10,000 Customer Milestone

June 25, 2019

, the young startup that made headlines recently with their $1.4 million seed funding from Prime Venture Partners, announced yesterday that they have closed 10,000+ customers across the globe, from varied domains. The customer experience platform reached this milestone of ‘helping more customers delight their customers’ only three months after they announced their seed funding. The customer experience platform competes head-on with established competitors like SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics & TypeForm and already has an impressive list of clientele including DiDi, PaySafe, FedEx, Deloitte Digital, SAP, and Siemens.SurveySparrow allows users to create and share mobile-first, which are highly engaging and user-friendly. The SaaS startup had earlier announced its plans to use the seed funds in product development and build it into a continuous improvement platform, the first of its kind. With its crisp customer satisfaction and , SurveySparrow captures 40% more responses in addition...

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