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Avenu Insights Strategic Appointment of O.B. Rawls IV to Accelerate Growth in Government Payment Processing Solutions

CENTREVILLE, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Avenu Insights & Analytics, a leader in software and technology solutions for public sector agencies, is pleased to announce the appointment of O.B. Rawls IV to its Board of Directors. This strategic addition enables the company to continue executing its strategy of providing advanced payment processing solutions while strengthening its leadership in the fintech and public sector landscapes.

Florida economic development firm, RMA, has been selected by the Downtown Kissimmee CRA for marketing effort

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com), is proud to have been selected by the Downtown Kissimmee CRA (DKCRA) to create a Branding and Marketing Strategy for the district, which also includes the Historic Downtown Kissimmee area. RMA boasts a proven track record of success, having revitalized numerous cities and CRA districts across Florida.

Ferret Legalization Activist Pat Wright files lawsuit against President of the California Fish and Game Commission in San Diego Superior Court

LA MESA, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Pat Wright, a resident of La Mesa, California, has filed a lawsuit against Eric Sklar, President of the California Fish and Game Commission in San Diego Superior Court, challenging the arbitrary classification of domestic ferrets as wild animals. The lawsuit, titled Wright v. Sklar, was filed in the San Diego Superior Court and seeks a writ of mandate and declaratory relief. Wright is the founder of LegalizeFerrets.org.

City of Sarasota FL engages RMA for Professional Consulting Services on Economic Development

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com), is proud to have been selected by the City of Sarasota to conduct an Economic Development Market Analysis and Visioning for the City, including its business districts and neighborhoods.

Black Chamber of Arizona ImpactAZ 2025 Furthers Commitment with $75K in Scholarships and Collaborative Efforts to Close Racial Wealth Gap

PHOENIX, Ariz. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Black Chamber of Arizona is proud to announce the induction of 30 diverse small business owners into ImpactAZ 2025, a multi-Year program focused on contracting readiness. The program works directly with corporations to create more access and equity in purchasing and procurement. The 2nd cohort kicked off on April 24th awarding a total of $75,000 in scholarships, underscoring the commitment to fostering economic growth across the state of Arizona.

Osceola, Iowa’s 2024 Housing Boom: Working to Meet All Levels of Housing Needs

OSCEOLA, Iowa /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- At the beginning of the year, another call into the Clarke County Development Corporation's (CCDC) offices rang, telling Executive Director, Bill Trickey, the Osceola Building Incentive Program is still connecting with home builders and developers. Since its inception in early 2019, the lot program, originally referred to as the "Free Land Program," has resulted in more than a half dozen lots exchanged with developers and home builders in lieu of standard homeowner tax abatements.
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Concordia Amazonas Initiative: Concordia Announces Strategic Partnership with the Fund for Nature

MIAMI, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- This morning at its 2024 Americas Summit, Concordia - the leading public-private sector convener - announced a partnership with CrossBoundary Group's Fund for Nature (FFN). The announcement was made publicly during the session Expanding Access to Capital for Nature-Based Carbon Projects featuring H.E. Iván Duque, Former President of the Republic of Colombia and Chair of the Concordia Amazonas Initiative, Kate Wharton, Managing Director and Head of Natural Capital at CrossBoundary, and Matthew Swift, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Concordia.

Litaker for Congress: Robin Litaker Announces Key Campaign Personnel for Congressional Run in Alabama’s 7th District

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Litaker for Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of three key personnel who will play crucial roles in her bid for the congressional seat in Alabama's 7th district. This team combines deep political acumen with innovative approaches, aligning perfectly with the campaign's mission.

Idaho Governor Brad Little is Recognized as the 2024 ‘Friend of Rural Water’

BOISE, Idaho /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is extremely proud to recognize and honor Governor Brad Little with its prestigious annual award, "Friend of Rural Water." Each year, the award is presented to a champion of rural water who has made a significant contribution in helping public drinking water and wastewater utility systems throughout the state. On April 4, 2024, IRWA's CEO, Shelley Roberts presented the well-deserved award to Governor Little at the IRWA annual Spring Conference Awards Dinner in Boise, Idaho.

Approximately $150M Available for Wildlife Habitat Projects that Restore, Protect and Enhance Minnesota Fish, Game and Wildlife Habitat

SAINT PAUL, Minn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) last week issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $150 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, protection and enhancement.

A Legacy of Valor: Persian American Civic Action Network [PACAN] Hosts 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Persian American Civic Action Network [PACAN] is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Iranian-Americans for civic engagement and activism for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and a free, democratic, and secular Iran. PACAN is excited to announce their 3rd annual fundraising Gala to celebrate the Centennial of the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF).

Hallandale Beach acquires 9 cutting-edge electric buses, the only fully electric bus fleet owned by any Florida municipality

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Hallandale Beach is the gateway of Broward County in sunny south Florida, a city pulsating with life and innovation. Progress continues to be at the forefront of this City, as Hallandale Beach proudly announces the acquisition of nine (9) cutting-edge electric buses, the largest electric bus fleet owned by any municipality in Florida. The all-electric fleet isn't just about upgrading transit; it's about shaping a safe, reliable, and environmentally conscious community.

Rising Incivility Threatens Local Democracies: ‘Save Your City’ by Diane Kalen-Sukra Presents an Urgent Roadmap for Civic Culture Renewal

VANCOUVER, B.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Tellwell Publishing today announced the release of the 5th Anniversary edition of Diane Kalen-Sukra's seminal book "Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What To Do About It" (ISBN: 978-0228810872; paper). In a climate where rising incivility and toxic culture increasingly threaten local democracies, this book arrives as a timely antidote.

Arizona State Governor Katie Hobbs has officially declared January 16, 2024, as ImpactAZ Day

PHOENIX, Ariz. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Millionaire Mastermind Academy today announced that In a commendable acknowledgment of the remarkable efforts and commitment to fostering economic development and opportunities for underserved business populations, Arizona State Governor Katie Hobbs has officially declared January 16, 2024, as "ImpactAZ Day."
CONCORDIA

Porto, Portugal to host CONCORDIA 2024 Europe Summit on May 28-29

PORTO, Portugal /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Concordia has named Porto, Portugal as the host city for its 2024 Europe Summit, taking place May 28-29, 2024. Building on the 2023 Concordia Europe Summit, which took place last June in Madrid, Spain (view the report), Concordia's fourth Europe Summit will bring together 100 decision makers for a set of high-level, interactive, and largely closed-door conversations on key challenges, opportunities, and priorities dominating the European agenda.

Avenu is proud to announce the acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government (Finvi SLG) Division

CENTREVILLE, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Avenu Insights & Analytics ("Avenu"), the global leader in revenue recovery and administrative solutions for state and local governments, is proud to announce the acquisition of Finvi's State and Local Government ("Finvi SLG") Division. This strategic move marks a significant expansion of Avenu's offerings and capabilities in serving state and local governments.

Arizona’s ImpactAZ 2025 documents economic strides of statewide supplier-diversity accelerator

PHOENIX, Ariz. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Thinkzilla Consulting Group today announced that ImpactAZ 2025, a statewide supplier-diversity accelerator serving black and other minority business owners, has announced the results from its inaugural cohort. Thirty-five participants selected for the accelerator completed the program, with 75% attending all technical assistance programming.

Black-Owned Thinkzilla Consulting Celebrates 11 Years of Advancing Racial Equity and Economic Opportunity

PHOENIX, Ariz. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- For the past 11 years, CEO Dr. Velma Trayham and her team at Thinkzilla Consulting have been addressing inequality by building and managing programs with the support of public and private partnerships, advancing economic opportunities across diverse and underserved U.S. communities. In addition to the many holidays this month, Dr. Trayham and Thinkzilla, one of the fastest-growing consulting firms in the country, have a lot to celebrate.

Collaborative Agile Solutions and DCS Corporation to provide AFLCMC with Enterprise Agile Strategist Support

DAYTON, Ohio /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Collaborative Agile Solutions LLC (CAS) has teamed with DCS Corporation to provide the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) High Altitude Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Division with Enterprise Agile Strategist Support.

CAVSA 2023 Annual Report Unveils Progress and Continued Challenges for the Golden State’s 1.38 Million Veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Today, the California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA), a consortium of six non-profit veteran service providers, released its 2023 California Veterans Community Report, providing data and analysis on the current challenges faced by California veterans, highlighting the strides made in the past year, and presenting their advocacy strategy for 2024 and beyond-with a focus on behavioral health and housing initiatives.

Shaping the Future of Local Governance: ClearGov and Avenu Insights Announce Strategic Partnership

CENTREVILLE, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Avenu Insights & Analytics and ClearGov have joined forces in a strategic partnership set to revolutionize local government operations and financial management. This collaboration will span across several crucial areas of cooperation.

New Study Reveals Nearly $2B Increase in Economic Impact of Sports in L.A. Region, Post-Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- LA Sports Council, the region's premier sports trade association, and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) released "Sports in the Los Angeles Basin: The 2023 Economic Impact Analysis" at the Metro LA Sports Innovation Conference on Tuesday, detailing a region charging back with more growth on the horizon.

By Light Professional IT Services to Deliver 702 GEN3 Recruiting Experiences and Three Years of After-Market Support

MCLEAN, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), a renowned provider of IT services and simulation solutions, is excited to announce its continued collaboration with Warhorse Training Solutions to provide cutting-edge recruiting systems to the U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG). This newly awarded contract, valued at $4,040,361, is set to significantly expand the deployment of By Light's recruiting experiences from 252 to an impressive 954 systems.

Hallandale Beach CRA Launches Free Car Ride Service to Boost Local Florida Businesses

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is thrilled to announce its latest initiative to promote local exploration and enhance the city's vibrant community. As part of their ongoing commitment to providing residents and visitors with every opportunity to experience the best that Hallandale Beach offers, the CRA proudly announces Freebee.

Concordia Announces Release of its 2023 Amazonas Summit Solutions Report and Notes Guyana as Summit Location for 2024

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Today, at its 2023 Annual Summit alongside the UN General Assembly in New York City, Concordia released its 2023 Amazonas Summit Solutions Report and announced Guyana as the location for next year's gathering. Concordia, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, is the leading public-private sector convener.

Historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is Proud to Introduce the 2023 / 2024 Artists in Residence

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to introduce the 2023/2024 class of the Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA). The AiR Program provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with the community.

Presidents of Turkiye, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Malawi among world leaders addressing 2023 Concordia Annual Summit

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Heads of state from around the world will attend and speak at the 2023 Concordia Annual Summit, taking place September 18-20 at the Sheraton New York Times Square during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Arizona’s Largest Supplier Diversity Business Accelerator, IMPACT AZ 2025, Welcomes Bank of America as Sponsor

PHOENIX, Ariz. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Millionaire Mastermind Academy today announced Bank of America is its newest supporter for IMPACT AZ 2025, a three-year supplier diversity readiness program designed to close the racial wealth gap for black owned businesses. Other sponsors include the City of Scottsdale, APS, SRP and VIA West Group as well as title sponsor JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Cole Engineering (CESI) Opens DoD Cyber Collaboration Facility for the DoD’s cyber workforce in Maryland

HANOVER, Md. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has a nearly 20-year history of developing and supporting complex training systems for the Department of Defense (DoD). CESI, an industry leader in the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) industry, holds large prime contracts to develop and field constructive, virtual, and cyber simulation systems that are used around the world. Responding to significant growth in their cyber training and operations business over the past five years,

CA SB-729 to Increase Access to Fertility Care for Millions of Californians Postponed to 2024 by Assembly Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- State Senator Caroline Menjivar's (D-San Fernando Valley) Senate Bill 729, sponsored by California State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, was converted to a two-year bill by the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday. The bill can be considered again as early as January 2024.

NY Mayor Adams, UN Under-Secretary-General Fleming, Whole Foods CEO Buechel, and National Intelligence Director Haines to join 2023 Concordia Annual Summit

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The 2023 Concordia Annual Summit is taking place on September 18-20, 2023 at the Sheraton New York Times Square during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The leading public-private sector forum alongside the UN General Assembly, the Concordia Annual Summit upholds a remarkable legacy of uniting heads of state, policymakers, business executives, NGO leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists for over a decade.

Opposition to AB-1147 Gains Momentum: Leading this charge is Dr. Henny Kupferstein, a vocal advocate and DDS consumer who has rallied...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Assembly Bill 1147 (AB-1147) is under scrutiny as concerns mount over its potential impact on the voice of consumers and the democratization of decision-making. Leading this charge is Dr. Henny Kupferstein, a vocal advocate and DDS consumer who has rallied opposition against the bill, and who is a candidate for Assembly #77 coastal San Diego 2024. AB-1147 is scheduled for a hearing, and its implications have ignited a wave of concern among consumers and advocates alike.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces Next Phase of Redevelopment: McNab House Awarded $1.5M in Grants in Florida

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce that the McNab House & Botanical Gardens project has been awarded two prestigious grants totaling $1.5 million. The Cultural Facilities Program Grant has awarded $500,000 for the construction of the botanical gardens and children's classroom, while the $1 million Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program Grant will go towards outdoor recreational use of the site.

Sacramento River Trail and Rail Trail in California Inducted into Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest trails advocacy organization, today announced that California's Sacramento River Rail Trail and Sacramento River Trail will be inducted to its iconic Hall of Fame.

Obeidy and Associates (OBD Legal) Wins Discrimination Lawsuit Against Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Obeidy and Associates, P.A. (OBD Legal) announces that it recently represented Scott Thomas, Plaintiff, against the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BCSD), Defendant, and won the initial case as well as follow-up appeals.

Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland 12th Annual Regional Hiring Event for Aug. 2023 Features 1st Annual Family Resource Day

HUGHESVILLE, Md. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) is pleased to announce the date for the region's largest job fair, the 12th Annual "#TCCSMDGetHired" Hiring Event on August 23, 2023, at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. New this year, the 1st Annual Family Resource Day will be featured, connecting families with important community resources.

Avenu Insights Secures Major Win as Oxnard CA Chooses Them to Handle Critical SUTA Contract

OXNARD, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu), the leading provider of software administration and revenue recovery solutions for state and local governments, has achieved a significant milestone with the award of a Sales & Use Tax Auditing (SUTA) contract by the City of Oxnard, California.

Planet Defense LLC rolls out comprehensive cybersecurity assessment & training services tailored specifically for municipal, county, & state governments

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Planet Defense LLC, a leading global provider of cybersecurity solutions, is pleased to announce the nationwide launch of its comprehensive cybersecurity assessment and training services tailored specifically for municipal, county, and state governments. This milestone represents a major step forward in strengthening the cybersecurity postures of government entities across the nation.

Congressional Candidate Cheyenne Hunt Secures Spot as Top Democratic Fundraiser in the Race to Represent California’s 45th District

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Attorney and Activist Cheyenne Hunt, a first-time Gen Z candidate running to represent California's 45th district, announced today that her campaign raised over $170,000 in her first quarter. She is humbled by the overwhelming community support.

By Light Professional IT Services Awarded $934,188 Army National Guard Contract

MCLEAN, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), a prominent provider of IT services and simulation solutions, is thrilled to announce its continued partnership with Warhorse Training Solutions to deliver advanced systems and upgrades to the Army National Guard. The contract, valued at $934,188, aims to enhance the existing vocational recruiting capabilities and introduce new third-generation Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) experiences.

Concordia, the leading global convener on private and public sector cooperation, hosts 2023 United States Summit in Cary, NC

CARY, N.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Concordia, the leading global convener on private and public sector cooperation, is hosting its 2023 United States Summit on November 7 in Cary, North Carolina, in the state's Research Triangle. This one-day event is the second iteration of Concordia's domestic-focused summit, building on the 2022 United States Summit, which took place in Lexington, KY.

Smart Arkansas Innovation Hub launched by Planet Defense LLC in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, AR, and Rokee LLC

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Planet Defense LLC, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Rokee LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of the Smart Arkansas Innovation Hub that is now being developed in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Currently, this very important, timely and advanced technology-oriented Public-Private Partnership (P3) includes the three Founding Partners named above along with numerous public and private sector sponsors.

Cole Engineering Services, Inc., a By Light Company, has been awarded $500M Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer OTA award

ORLANDO, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded the $500M Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer (RVCT) Production Other Transaction Authority (OTA) award. The program originated in June 2019 with initial concept demonstrations, followed by a formal prototyping phase that included soldier evaluation to refine the fidelity and capability of the initial 19 Army ground and air platforms.

Hallandale Beach Florida’s First Shipping Container Restaurant, KAO Bar & Grill, Arrives May 19, 2023

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The City of Hallandale Beach is thrilled to welcome the first shipping container restaurant in Broward County, KAO Bar & Grill, to the newly rebranded District 8, formerly the Fashion and Art District (FAAD). The grand opening of KAO Bar and Grill will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023, from Noon to 11:00 pm, located at 11 NE 1st Avenue.

Cheyenne Hunt, Progressive Advocate, Announces Candidacy for Congress Representing California’s 45th District

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Cheyenne Hunt, a passionate advocate for social justice and equality, announced today her candidacy for Congress representing California's 45th district. Hunt has built a strong following on social media platforms like TikTok, where she has used her often provocative content to educate and mobilize young people around progressive issues.

Approximately $140M will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, protection and enhancement

SAINT PAUL, Minn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) Saturday issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $140 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, protection and enhancement.

League of Oregon Cities and AVENU Partnership to Help Cities Maximize Revenue, Compliance, and Improve Operations

PORTLAND, Ore. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu), the leading provider of revenue recovery and administration solutions for state and local governments, is proud to announce its partnership with the League of Oregon Cities (LOC). As part of this collaboration, Avenu will offer its expertise in various subjects to cities across Oregon, helping them maximize revenue, maintain compliance, and improve their operations.

RMS announces California Lottery could offer its first game option for SuperLotto Plus, Powerball, and Mega Millions, increasing funding for CA...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Relationship Marketing Systems, LLC ("RMS") is pleased to announce that its patented option for jackpot draw games has been submitted for approval to the California Lottery. If adopted, it would be California's first draw game add-on option. Currently, California has no game options due to the state's pari-mutuel statutes. Additionally, California would be the first state in the nation to offer this add-on, which has received high favorability among players.

NGPA Stands With Transgender Aviation Community: Safety of flight is threatened by statements like those from Sen. Cruz

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The NGPA strongly condemns Sen. Cruz's transphobic statement. Safety of flight is threatened by statements like Sen. Cruz'. NGPA recognizes that inclusivity and CRM are fundamental safety of flight issues. When pilots and aviation professionals across disciplines are unable to bring their whole selves to work, CRM breaks down, and so does safety.

Avenu awarded contract by Honolulu to provide tax administration for Honolulu’s Transient Accommodations Tax

HONOLULU, Hawaii /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the City and County of Honolulu to provide tax administration for transient accommodations tax (TAT), an important revenue source for the agency and its citizens.

Tenaska Virginia Generating Station reapproved as a 2023 Virginia STAR Worksite

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Tenaska Virginia Generating Station in Scottsville, VA, 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). Tenaska Virginia Generating Station is one of 37 current participants in the STAR program of public/private sector worksites to achieve and retain this recognition in Virginia.

Virginia-based International Paper-Richmond Container has been reapproved as a VA STAR Worksite for 2023

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- International Paper-Richmond Container in Richmond, VA, 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). International Paper-Richmond Container is one of 37 current participants in the STAR program of public/private sector worksites to achieve and retain this recognition in Virginia.

Virginia SHARP Designation for 2023 received by Engineering Development Laboratory, Inc.

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Commissioner Gary G. Pan announced today that the Engineering Development Laboratory, Inc. (EDLI) in Newport News, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia SHARP Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), the agency's highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems for small businesses.

Archer Energy Solutions, Acoem Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD), and CIP-014 Standard: A perfect fit in 2023

GRANTS PASS, Ore. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Gun violence is a growing concern that affects every aspect of our lives. In response, Acoem has developed its Acoustic Threat Detection technology, a military-proven solution that is now available for civilian use. The technology has been refined over 30 years through constant innovation and millions of gunshot data collected from multiple combat theaters.

California Ranks #1 in 2022 Scorecard of US States for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policy

SACRAMENTO Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. California was the top-ranked state in the nation and in the Colorado River Basin region, scoring 72.5 out of 89 possible points.

Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) releases 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability

CHICAGO, Ill. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. California was the top-ranked state in the nation, followed by Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Washington, New York, Nevada, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Minnesota.

New Mexico Ranks #24 in 2022 AWE Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies

SANTA FE, N.M. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. New Mexico received 20 out of 89 possible points, tying for the 24th ranked spot in the nation, and ranked sixth in the Colorado River Basin region.

Utah Ranks #20 on 2022 AWE Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. Utah was ranked 20th in the nation and fifth in the Colorado River Basin region, scoring 28 out of 89 possible points.

GridBright implemented Oracle NMS and associated integrations at MCEC in about nine months utilizing the GridBright COOP configuration

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- MCEC, an early adopter of Oracle Network Management Systems (NMS), undertook a major NMS upgrade and re-integration with core operational systems of an ever-increasing complex electric grid. GridBright, in its upgrade of Oracle NMS at MCEC, further leveraged its proven NMS Configuration for COOPS that incorporates industry best practices from over thirty utility implementations.

Mississippi Cyber Center is a culmination of efforts made possible through the Mississippi Cyber Initiative and CyberCENTS

MCLEAN, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- On November 9, 2022, Mississippi State University (MSU) and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) opened the doors to the Mississippi Cyber Center, a culmination of efforts made possible through the Mississippi Cyber Initiative (MCI). The newly renovated building on the MGCCC Harrison County Campus is the central location for the first phase of this massive commitment to cybersecurity training and knowledge-sharing.

North Carolina’s Edenton Police Dept. has partnered with Acoem USA for Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD) Tech

EDENTON, N.C. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Edenton Police Department has partnered with Acoem USA to implement Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD) technology to combat the community's recent increase in gun violence incidents. These real-time alerts triggered by ATD sensors notify police precisely when and where gun violence incidents occur.

Avenu acquires LTAS Technologies Inc. (Harmari), Bringing Full-Service Monitoring, Admin and Revenue Recovery to Local Governments

CENTREVILLE, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu), the global leader in revenue enhancement and administration solutions for state and local governments, today announced the acquisition of LTAS Technologies Inc. (Harmari®), a leading provider of short-term rental identification, monitoring and compliance software and services.

Cintas Corp in Portsmouth reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the VOSH Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Cintas Corporation Location #391 (Portsmouth, Va.) is one of 37 current participants in the STAR program of public/private sector worksites to achieve and retain this recognition in Virginia. This facility provides uniform programs and provides facility services such as; entrance mats, restroom cleaning, and restroom supplies for businesses in the greater Hampton Roads area.

Joint Authorization Board (JAB) has given Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) as a JAB MODERATE system to Synergetics Inc

FORT COLLINS, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- The Joint Authorization Board (JAB), consisting of the Chief Information Officers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), General Services Administration (GSA), and Department of Defense (DoD), has given Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) as a JAB MODERATE system to Synergetics Inc of Fort Collins, Colorado, and their product OpenFLIS™. This authorizes Synergetics as one of only 52 government-wide FedRAMP cloud service providers.

Innovative Refrigeration Systems in Lyndhurst, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia SHARP Worksite

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Commissioner Gary G. Pan announced today that the Innovative Refrigeration Systems in Lyndhurst, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia SHARP Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), the agency's highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems for small businesses.

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