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NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Apple recently launched the latest iOS 15 Beta. As a pioneer and excellent software for repairing and managing iOS systems and data, Tenorshare has updated all its software to be fully compatible with iOS 15 Beta, including UltData, ReiBoot, 4uKey, WhatsApp Transfer, iAnyGo, 4uKey iTunes Backup, and iCareFone.
Swift Homes announced a partnership with iHeartMedia on a multiplatform marketing campaign across multiple markets in the United States
CHICAGO, Ill. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with iHeartMedia on a multiplatform marketing campaign across multiple markets in the United States to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.
Midland Co. has installed its patented innovative Algae-Based Recirculating Aquaculture Systems filtration tech for Shrimp Production
STORY CITY, Iowa /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Located in the heart of the Midwest, Midland Co. continues to stock shrimp in the production facility in preparation for regular monthly production. Midland Co.'s mission is to raise sustainable, ethical, and delicious seafood.
Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 2592 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 2592 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Galway Holdings ("Galway") today announced its investment in MAI Capital Management LLC ("MAI"). The move adds a new business vertical in financial and wealth management services to complement existing business relationships within EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants as well other areas of specialization across all Galway platforms.
Pioneer of Industrial Water Treatment Honored: Encore Green Environmental Names Water Treatment Unit for Delzon Elenburg
GRANBURY, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Encore Green Environmental names their first water treatment unit based on the NOMAD technology in honor of Henry "Possum" Elenburg for his pioneering work in treatment of industrial water. In the early 2000's Elenburg conceived that energy industry by-product water could be treated and put to uses instead of simply disposing of it into the ground or though evaporation.
MACON, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has clinched a spot on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks LBA Ware's third consecutive year on the list, coming in at number 2070.
LEHI, Utah /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, announced it has been included on the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.
Authors Mike Davis and TL Banks Share Their Drinking Misadventures with Serving of Humor in ‘DRUNK TALK’
ANAHEIM, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Authors Mike Davis and TL Banks are announcing their new book "Drunk Talk" (ISBN: 979-8675709625). "Drunk Talk" is a true original that keeps you laughing all the while being intrigued. "Since nobody listens to drunks, we decided to turn our rants into an entire book," says Davis.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Church of Scientology has long sponsored programs for the betterment of their communities and the world at large. These focus on eradicating social ills: from drug abuse and addiction to rampant violation of human rights and the lack of a moral compass that breeds corruption and crime.
Mortgage Industry Hedge Advisory and Secondary Execution Company, Vice Capital Markets, Celebrates 20 Years
NOVI, Mich. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- NOVI, Mich., Aug. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Vice Capital Markets, a leading mortgage hedge advisory firm for independent lenders, banks and credit unions, announced the firm is celebrating its 20th corporate anniversary. Since opening its doors in August 2001, Vice Capital Markets has helped countless clients properly and effectively manage interest rate risk and maximize profitability.
DAYTON, Ohio /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Marietta City School District is investing in improving the High School café, kitchen, and concession stand with Energy Optimizers, USA. As a member of the META Solutions Educational Purchasing Co-op, the District will be able to tap into the LED Lighting and Energy Savings Program through the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Integrity Bio, Inc., a privately held formulation and fill-finish organization, was sold to Curia (formerly Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI)), a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and leading global provider of advanced contract research, development, and manufacturing solutions. KROST, a Los Angeles-based firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Integrity Bio in the transaction.
TORRANCE, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has promoted Chris Lewis to Director of Enterprise Solutions. The new title reflects the elevated role he has proactively taken at the company in increasing revenue, forging strategic partnerships, and making inroads with large entities and marquee accounts.
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- On Monday, Central Florida podiatric group Modern Foot & Ankle will open the doors of its brand-new flagship location in Horizon West. The office will be operated by board-certified physician Roma Patel, D.P.M.
Ohio’s Energy Optimizers, USA, Delivers Indoor Air Quality Solutions and $51,000 in Annual Savings to National Trail Local School District
DAYTON, Ohio /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- National Trail Local School District is investing in indoor air quality solutions and energy efficiency through a facilities improvement project with Energy Optimizers, USA. The District did not ask for more taxpayer dollars but is using federal funds coming through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER).
SalesLeads announced this week the July 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- SalesLeads announced today the July 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 148 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of "The Art of the Real: Real Life, Real Relationships and Real Estate" (ISBN: 978-1951407629) - the debut memoir from Daniel Lebensohn.
HONG KONG /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- In today's digital world, explainer videos have become extremely popular for their affordability and proven effectiveness in growing a business. PearlMountain, a multimedia software development company founded in 2006, enables businesses to create engaging explainer videos with its FlexClip video creation platform.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Ellen Havre Weis, founder of San Francisco's Museum of Modern Mythology, died Tuesday, July 27. The cause was brain cancer, her husband, Gordon Whiting, announced today. Weis was sixty-four. Weis and her husband formed WeisPR in 1994 in Berkeley, California.
Automation Workz, the nation’s only Black tech diversity upskilling institution, has announced the close of $10M growth financing
DETROIT, Mich. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Detroit-based Automation Workz Institute, Inc., the nation's only Black tech diversity consulting and upskilling institution, today announced the close of $10 million growth financing to drive the expansion of their cybersecurity, network engineer and development certification courses to people of color across America.
CSG (Connected Solutions Group) in Virginia to Support Cradlepoint as a Leading Partner in Bringing 5G for Business to Life
RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG) today announced that it has achieved 5G for Enterprise Branch Specialization from Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions. The 5G for Enterprise Branch Specialization identifies and recognizes partner organizations that are leaders in positioning and selling Cradlepoint's 5G for business solutions.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Jade Kettner, Hawkeye NDT Services, Fort Collins, Colorado was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation's oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Kettner, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council.
Market Defense LLC, a leading brand growth agency supporting Beauty brands on the Amazon platform, announces executive team updates
NASHVILLE, Tenn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Market Defense, a leading brand growth and protection agency supporting Beauty and passion brands on the Amazon platform, just announced changes to its executive team and client delivery teams to support a surge in growth. Market Defense operates 3P businesses on behalf of its clients, providing deep expertise in Amazon account management, brand protection, value added logistics and performance marketing.
Cottontail bamboo toilet tissue now available for free same-day delivery in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee and other select South Riverside County cities
MENIFEE, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Cottontail bamboo toilet tissue is now available for free same-day delivery in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee and other select South Riverside County cities on all online orders placed at Cottontailusa.com before 3 p.m. local time. The new service is being offered directly to consumers and businesses, and will expand to other areas in the coming months.
College Student Retention Expert announces book, ‘Real Outreach: A Practical Guide to Retaining and Graduating College Students’
DETROIT, Mich. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- According to U.S. News & World Report, 1 in 3 first-year college students will not return for their sophomore year. Dr. Ezella McPherson has retained 82% to 100% of at-risk first-year college students during her tenure at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Wayne State University, and Indiana University. She shares more about her success with at-risk college students in her new book, "Real Outreach: A Practical Guide to Retaining and Graduating College Students" (ISBN: 978-1737273103).
ALEXANDRIA, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Aligned Technology Solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®, has named Aligned Technology Solutions to its 2021 Fast Growth 150 list in 52nd place. With this list, CRN recognizes the fastest-growing North American technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants for their significant growth and meaningful performance over the previous two years.
DENVER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Maxwell, a leading digital mortgage and fulfillment platform for small to midsize lenders, just announced it was named a 2021 Best Place to Work by Denver Business Journal. The company ranked sixth in the medium-sized category.
DANBURY, Conn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Leading digital mortgage and fulfillment solutions provider Promontory MortgagePath LLC announced Chief Operating Officer Debora Aydelotte and Managing Director and Head of Vendor Management Louann Bernstone have been selected as NEXT Powerhouse Partners.
JASPER, Ala. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Welt cord is remarkably versatile and used in a highly diverse range of products. For businesses who plan to use welt cord as part of a product, they choose the right kind. The experts at Dapa Products are happy to help
LEHI, Utah /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced that Tracy Farber, director of sales engineering, has been named a 2021 Powerhouse Awards winner by Next Mortgage Events (NEXT).
ATHENS, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- FormFree has been recognized as the Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps feed, shelter and provide support for people affected by fires and other disasters.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.
3161-3163 Monroe Family Fellowship Chicago IL and NewNegro Media announce a Plaque Dedication Ceremony
CHICAGO, Ill. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 3161-3163 Monroe Family Fellowship Chicago IL and NewNegro Media announce a Plaque Dedication Ceremony at 3161-3163 Monroe, September 5, 2021, to celebrate the tenants 70-year anniversary. All families are invited, tickets are $30 and children under 12 free.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Established in 1976, the Spodak Dental Group is proud to now celebrate their 45th Anniversary in Delray Beach, Fla. The team of board certified general and specialty dentists and dental professionals realize that the community is a big part of their business longevity so are giving back to local community members and organizations as a way to say thank you.
COLUMBUS, Ohio /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Westerwood Senior Living community is hosting a Blueberries & The Blues summer concert from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021, featuring local blues artist Hurricane Jerry Loos. Relax in the shade while you listen to low-down blues and celebrate the Columbus blueberry season with chilled blueberry limoncello cocktails and tasty treats created by Westerwood's Chef Marshall.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Having just returned from Belize to promote STEMREGEN®, a natural stem cell enhancer documented to increase the number of circulating stem cells, feature actor, comedian, writer and producer Chris Spencer is pleased to announce that everyone's favorite husbands are coming back - the "Real Husbands of Hollywood" has been renewed for a sixth season by BET.
NJ Theatre Alliance Awarded Grant Through NJ State Council on the Arts as Part of the State’s Largest Appropriation in 55...
MORRISTOWN, N.J. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- New Jersey Theatre Alliance ("The Alliance"), one of the state's largest arts service organizations, was recently awarded a grant through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts ("NJSCA"). The awards announced last week were part of the largest state appropriation the Council has ever received in its 55-year history.
Choyce Peterson, Inc. are exclusively representing 4,979SF office suite available for sublease at 9 West Broad Street in Stamford, CT
NORWALK, Conn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Choyce Peterson, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, announced they are exclusively representing a 4,979 square foot (SF) office suite available for sublease at 9 West Broad Street in Stamford, CT. Choyce Peterson Vice Presidents Adam Cognetta and Charlene O'Connell comprise the brokerage team.
ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Journey Awards announces their 5th annual ceremony to be held on Sunday September 5, 2021 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Expect to see hundreds of celebrities, influencers, entertainers, executives, politicians and everyday people from all over the world, as they converge down the red carpet for an historic evening.
LEHI, Utah /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, nabbed the number 47 spot on Fast Company's third annual list of the world's 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators.
Entrepreneur Accelerator Program: Truist Bank to Support Millionaire Mastermind Academy’s Business Development program for Minority Women Entrepreneurs
ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Celebrating key milestones of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a nonprofit organization that aims to end poverty through entrepreneurship for minority women worldwide, Truist Bank is supporting recent graduates of the academy's Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, ThinkZILLA Consulting Group announced today.
DAYTON, Ohio, /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- St. Mary Catholic School is making an investment of $86,704 in a facilities improvement project with Energy Optimizers, USA. The school paid cash for the project, which includes energy efficient LED interior and exterior lighting retrofits. The benefits will be immediate, with reduced energy bills and an improved learning environment.
ATHENS, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- FormFree® today announced it has entered into an agreement with Lenders One®, a national alliance of independent mortgage bankers and service providers, to offer its product set to the Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative. Through the relationship, FormFree will offer Lenders One members access to automated borrower verification tools that enhance the customer experience and optimize lender business operations.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Current Builders is pleased to announce that Roberto Aguiar has been promoted to Chief Estimator. Aguiar joined the award-winning general contracting firm in 2016 and quickly ascended to senior estimator, where he demonstrated his talent for evaluating bid documents, preparing RFIs and effectively communicating with both clients and construction teams.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- When Kimberly Cloud found herself out on the street due to domestic violence, she didn't let that stop her. In fact, the incident just served to give her strength to not only start her own business, but to give back to the community too. With a passion for making wigs, she started working with her local chapter of Dress for Success and then launched her own line of wigs, Genuinely Michelle Wigs, LLC.
Debora Aydelotte, Promontory MortgagePath COO, Earns Top Female Industry Leadership Honors from HousingWire and Mortgage Banker Magazine
DANBURY, Conn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Leading digital mortgage and fulfillment solutions provider Promontory MortgagePath LLC announced Chief Operating Officer Debora Aydelotte has been recognized by HousingWire and Mortgage Banker Magazine for her leadership contributions to the mortgage industry. Aydelotte has been named one of HousingWire's 2021 Women of Influence and is among Mortgage Banker Magazine's 2021 Powerful Women in Mortgage Banking.
MIAMI, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- According to the American Cancer Society, about 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. Of that number of new cases, it is estimated that about 43,600 women will die. It is said that 1 in 10 babies are born before being considered full-term. Amidst those grim statistics, get ready for a powerful story about one woman, author Tanya Wilson, who beat the odds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Today, McWhirter, a leading commercial services firm in the southeast, announced the promotion of Tanya Shubert to Vice President of Management and Operations, Mid-South. Shubert joined McWhirter in 2018 and has been instrumental in growing the medical office property management portfolio to 11 buildings across Alabama and Mississippi.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Sales Boomerang, the industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, today announced Vice President of Sales, Taylor Castranova is an honoree of HousingWire's 2021 Women of Influence Award program.
With focus on sustainable energy technologies ViewTech Borescopes experiencing demand for inspection borescopes
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- As the clean energy revolution continues a path of rapid growth, R&D, along with manufacturing of new green technologies, requires thorough nondestructive testing. With many prototypes and advancements of current components adhering to clean energy standards, ViewTech Borescopes has witnessed an expansion of clients that use a ViewTech VJ-3 video borescope for inspecting a variety of clean energy options.
‘Red Team Memorandum’ Providing Viewpoint on Intersection of Cybercrime, Anti-Vaccination Militancy, and Pandemic Fatigue
FAIRFAX, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Blue Glacier Security & Intelligence LLC announced it has published a thought-provoking "red team" memorandum on potential incidents at the intersection of cybercrime, anti-vaccination militancy, and pandemic fatigue. This "out-of-the-box" analytic approach offers a thought-provoking viewpoint during the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, and the pushback against vaccinations and renewed mask requirements.
COSTA MESA, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Malakai Sparks Group, a California-based realty brokerage firm headed by real estate expert Malakai Sparks and one of the top realtor entities in all of Orange County, announced the expansion of its premium realty services to now encompass the city of Costa Mesa, offering its plethora of seasoned experience to those looking to buy or sell a home beyond the Huntington Beach area.
LEHI, Utah /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced company Founder Matt Hansen has been named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year(r) Utah Region by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US).
MONTREAL, Quebec /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The current state of retail vacancies is alarming - the industry at large is facing a massive gap in part-time workers. "We have never seen this many openings for part-time workers," said April Sabral from retailu. "Even more alarming is the pool of candidates that want to work in retail post COVID. Usually, we would have students applying for their summer jobs, but unfortunately, this has not happened in 2021."
NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- DataNumen company, the developer of advanced data recovery solutions, releases the updated version of DataNumen Outlook Repair. Its multilingual interface now supports Turkish, which has become its 11th language in addition to English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
CUMBERLAND, Maine /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- This Sunday marks the 70th anniversary of one of the deadliest lightning strikes in the U.S. and the National Lightning Safety Council is recalling the tragic event to spotlight the dangers of lightning, a common, yet underrated weather peril.
PALO ALTO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Fanplayr, a global leader in online behavioral personalization, artificial intelligence and user privacy, announces it has successfully achieved the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 certification.
Choyce Peterson exclusively representing 11,685 SF office suite available for sublease at 4 Stamford Plaza building in CT
NORWALK, Conn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Choyce Peterson, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, announced they are exclusively representing an 11,685 square foot (SF) office suite available for sublease at 4 Stamford Plaza building, 107 Elm Street in Stamford, CT.
PLANO, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- KIS Technologies, a suite of smart, secure, simple solutions for the ticketing industry, today announced the addition of Chase Petersen as Sr. Business Development Manager. Petersen will be located in the Plano, Texas office.
DURHAM, N.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Black families and educators looking for relatable educational materials to enhance their children's learning experience will soon have a new resource to amplify their efforts when Nu School Supplies launches in August.
2021 Global Leadership Summit on August 5-6, 2021: for people committed to developing their leadership skills to ignite positive transformation
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Global Leadership Network, host of the annual Global Leadership Summit (globalleadership.org/summit), for people committed to developing their leadership skills to ignite positive transformation wherever they live and work, has announced the Global Leadership Summit on August 5-6, 2021.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Church of Scientology International extends an invitation to people of goodwill to join Scientology Churches and Missions in support of International Day of Friendship, a United Nations initiative that promotes "friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals" and seeks to "inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities."
Industrial Sales Growth Veteran, Brian Capobianco to Lead New Business Development Service from SalesLeads Inc.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Brian Capobianco joins SalesLeads Inc. leading the Company's new Prospecting Services. Mr. Capobianco, formerly the Director of Production with MHSS (Material Handling Sales Solutions) a lead generation, appointment setting, and outsourced business development company, will lead the new industrial focused front-end sales development efforts.