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    SyndicIT Joins HP Solutions Business Partner Program as Silver Partner

    Announcement advances the mission of SyndicIT to establish an enterprise-wide standard for the capture and movement of documents in multihousing and commercial real estate at the 'speed of light'

    Kensington, NH ( May 3, 2013 -- SyndicIT Services LLC (SyndicIT) today announced that it has become a HP Silver Partner. The focus of this development agreement enables SyndicIT to utilize HP's development tools to advance the integration of SyndicIT's document management systems and services for the residential and commercial real estate industries with HP's advanced, laser-based multifunction printers (MFP). Through this alliance, the paperless leasing office of the future is now a simple, cost-effective reality for any apartment owner or operator.

    SyndicIT Services LLC was selected by the HP Solutions Business Partner program after demonstrating leadership in the development of enterprise-wide solutions to enable paperless operations and back-office automation for multifamily owners and operators. The focus of the SyndicIT solution will center around the SyndicIT document management system for multifamily called DocumenIT that allows property owners and operators to eliminate the cost and hassle associated with paper-based operations and automate the storage, processing, and management of documents in any leasing office or corporate department, including A/P, HR, and vendor contract management.

    Through this alliance, SyndicIT will be able to revolutionize the Multifunction Printing Device (i.e. scanner) at any property into a "Multi-factor Productivity" device that will accelerate the sharing of critical business records, improve processing time all the way from the property to corporate offices, and connect portfolios in a way never before seen in the industry.

    The SyndicIT configured MFPs will be used to enhance the capture and digital distribution of the documents utilized in real estate property operations. Specialized functions embedded in the interface control panels of the targeted MFP's will make capture and distribution of documents a 'one touch' function customized to the needs of property operators. Utilizing this functionality will further ensure accurate and consistent document capture and the automatic routing of documents into the correct digital file cabinets, into specialized workflows and into user 'in-boxes' of the company's DocumenIT system for digital property operations.

    "We are excited about the opportunity afforded by SyndicIT's selection into the HP Solutions Business Partner Program," described Lauryn Schimmel, Managing Director of SyndicIT Services. "Through this relationship with HP, a global leader in technology services and solutions, SyndicIT will be able to further deliver 'best-in-class' technologies to the Multifamily industry that seamlessly interact to make enterprise-wide deployment of advanced document management as easy and simple for any property to use."

    SyndicIT expects its HP device solution to revolutionize the future of leasing offices and empower lease associates, property managers, regional managers, and senior management to instantly store, share, and access critical business records right from a scanner. With HP technology, repetitive business processes can be replaced with "one-click" workflows that connect SyndicIT users through a common platform and centralized document repository to dramatically reduce costs associated with paper-based practices and improve efficiency throughout an entire property portfolio.

    The use of these MFP's will provide a strategy and a platform for document automation and centralized mail room operations. In addition, SyndicIT's built-in tools will be empowered by HP devices to allow for instant digital signatures, anytime file compliance audits, and robust reporting tools that allow property owners and operators to monitor pending work related to documents. With SyndicIT and HP devices, property owners and operators can put their documents to work for them, enabling true "content" management that will allow new data analytics and property-related performance analysis to be gained with unparalleled ease.

    About SyndicIT Services:
    SyndicIT Services, LLC. is headquartered in Kensington, New Hampshire and was founded to provide enhanced technology tools for the multihousing and commercial real estate industries. SyndicIT's "tools for asset performance" are the next major advance in multihousing and commercial real estate IT technologies designed to enable true property automation.

    Visit SyndicIT and "Syndi" at .


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    ( May 6, 2013 -- In some circumstances a commitment of partners in a partnership organised under the German Civil Law (GbR) binding the partners to the partnership for an overly long period may be inappropriate.

    GRP Rainer Lawyers Tax Advisors, Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Bremen, Nuremberg and London explain: The GbR is a partnership based on a partnership agreement in order to support a purpose jointly pursued by the partners. There are only a few mandatory legal requirements for the GbR and it is up to the partners to shape the company through its memorandum of partnership. However, commitments of partners by a memorandum of partnership of a GbR can also be invalid in some circumstances.

    The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) ruled in the court decision dated 6 November 2012 (Ref. no.: II ZR 176/12) that a commitment of partners by a memorandum of partnership of a GbR binding the partners to the partnership for a long period of time (31 years in the case to be decided) may be inappropriate and therefore invalid. The GbR concerned was a closed-end fund and one of the investors wanted to leave. In the eyes of the BGH the long-term commitment of the partners led to an inappropriate limitation of the partner's options for termination having regard to the German Civil Code (BGB).

    As a consequence, a long-term commitment that restricts the personal and economic freedom of a partner of a GbR and that makes the existing risks of liability unmanageable may be invalid. This makes a deliberate decision in every single specific case necessary. Important indications may be the legitimate interests of the individual partner and the company, the nature and extent of the obligations arising from the participation in the company and the structure of the company.

    There is always a risk when establishing a partnership organised under the German Civil Law, maybe even because there are only a few mandatory legal requirements. That is why it is so important to place the interests of a company even before its establishment in the hands of experienced lawyers.

    GRP Rainer LLP is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Bremen, Nuremberg and London UK.
    Contact Michael Rainer
    Lawyer, Managing Partner

    GRP Rainer LLP
    Hohenzollernring 21-23
    50672 Cologne

    Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0

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    ( May 6, 2013 -- Spring has Sprung! As we begin to see the flowers bloom, it's a reminder that now is the time for the annual spring cleaning. It's not just the standard dusting that needs attention; to uphold the value of your home, performing routine maintenance and cleaning is necessary. Here's a list of the most basic spring cleaning you should see that your home receives.


    Clean Roof Gutters - During the winter, these can become blocked by fallen leaves and debris.

    Install Organization Shelving System in Closets - Use spring cleaning as an excuse to tackle that organization project you've been procrastinating.

    Window and Screen Washing - Water marks from rain and dirt can get caked onto windows and screens. Performing a solid scrub is usually all that's needed. You will be stunned how the clean windows brighten up a room.

    Clean Fireplace - Now that the winter chill has left, you will not be needing to use your fireplace for at least another 6 months. Remove all of the ashes out the fireplace to clean up your living room.

    Repair Grout and Remove Mildew - All of that mold and mildew build up in your bathroom and kitchen sink is disgusting and can be hazardous to your health. Take care of it before it gets out of hand.

    Install Garage Shelving - Organize all of your tools and cleaning supplies so that you know exactly where to find everything.

    Install Garage Lighting - While you are straightening up your garage, install proper lighting.

    Install Drapes and Blinds - As the days are getting longer and the temperature heats up, you will want to have good blinds to keep your home cool.

    Install Ceiling Fan - Speaking of keeping things cool, adding a ceiling fan can greatly increase the airflow in a room, preventing you from having the crank up the AC. We are all for a lower energy bill, right?

    Paint a Room a New Vibrant, Spring Color - Is the warmer weather inspiring you? Freshen up a room with new paint. It's amazing how paint can liven up any space.

    Does all of this sound a little overwhelming to tackle on your own? Let East West Handyman help. Contact East West Handyman at 888-639-9992 today or vist their website at to help you with all of your spring cleaning To-Do's. This local Laguna Beach handyman service can install the necessary items and clean the hard to reach places in your home. You don't want to be left regretting that you didn't make the appointment. Book an appointment with East West Handyman services now.


    East West Handyman
    is a full service handyman company headquartered in Orange County, California. This handyman company services the cities of San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Las Flores, Trabuco Canyon, Lake Forest, Irvine, and Newport Beach. With over 2 decades of experience in handyman services, plumbing, carpentry, and remodeling, the company's core competencies span across various project types to include: installing light fixtures and fans, drywall patching, appliance repairing and replacement, and installing windows and doors. East West Handyman technicians have tremendous experience in all home projects.

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    ( May 6, 2013 -- Imagine being within walking distance to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. In fact, you can even smell the salt from the ocean breeze as it comes wafting through your open window. Well, this could be you next month, just in time for summer. Want to make it a reality?


    Located in Laguna Village, you are just a couple of blocks from popping down the sand. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath Laguna Beach house for sale offers all of the quaint features of a cottage. With about 830 sq. feet, this hardwood floor home could serve as a primary residence or as a beach house to escape to on the weekends. In addition, this Laguna home features a front courtyard and a master bedroom walk-in closet.

    Laguna Beach House - This back patio is the perfect spot for intimate gatherings after spending a day tanning and swimming at the beach. Later on in the evening, come inside to snuggle up next to the fireplace.

    If you are interested in seeing this Laguna Beach home for sale for yourself in a private tour please contact, Gilda Duhs at (949) 683-7232 or email her at Search for other Laguna Beach homes for sale.

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    World's leading Conference, attended by 1250 delegates from Six Continents

    CAPE TOWN ( May 6, 2013 -- The 20th Africa Oil Week, the world's longest standing and leading meeting for Africa's oil and gas industry, celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary, as over 1250 delegates from six continents attend the Conference (Cape Town, November 25th-29th). Over 100 leading speakers from leading corporates, governments, national oil companies, licensing agencies, independents, banks, service and supply, analysts and institutions and will give insight into the Continent's future.

    As the Conference Chairman, Dr Duncan Clarke, remarked: "With a consistent record of oil and gas discoveries, and rising oil and gas reserves across its hydrocarbon terrains, growing oil/gas production, new ventures and discoveries, and several LNG developments, with large oil/gas potential in the north, and the world-class onshore/offshore discoveries in the fast-emerging east coast, Africa remains one of the key regions in the global oil and gas game."

    The 20th Africa Oil Week, organised and hosted by Global Pacific & Partners, is the landmark occasion for Africa' energy industry, a meeting with established global reputation and one of the top world-class Conferences held annually in the international oil/gas industry calendar.

    The Conference provides the highest levels of networking across the oil/gas-LNG and energy industry on the Continent. Delegates obtain unrivalled insights on Africa's fast-moving oil and gas game, exploration strategies, corporate assets/portfolio, bid rounds, open acreage, investment potential, emerging technologies and key themes, with Discussion Panels for direct interface between senior executives, governments and stakeholders. This makes Africa Oil Week not to be missed: and in 2012 the event sold out weeks prior to the Conference.

    The Program for this year's Africa Oil Week includes the 15th Scramble For Africa Strategy Briefing on November 25th, the 10th Africa Independents Forum on November 26th, the 20th Africa Upstream Conference during November 27th-29th, with Annual Board Awards, and the 54th PetroAfricanus Dinner on November 25th with Guest Speaker - plus with Book Launch for author Babette van Gessel, Our World Safari, So Far (Jacana, 2013).

    During the Scramble for Africa Strategy Briefing, Dr Duncan Clarke (Chairman & CEO) provides original insights on the Continent's competitive upstream oil and gas game based on in-depth tracking of changing competitor maps across Africa for oil and gas-LNG companies and state oil entities, built on seasoned insights and interpretations of around 750 players, thus drawing an unique image of Africa's emerging and fast-changing petro-cartography.

    In 2013 the Conference takes place at a new venue: the Cape Town International Convention Centre, able to accommodate 1500 delegates in the Auditorium, and with added capacity for Exhibition Stands, Corporate Showcases and Parallel Sessions which feature special themes.

    Note to Press:
    For further information please contact Babette van Gessel, Global Pacific & Partners,
    Tel: +31.70.324.6154, e-mail: - visit

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    MMME target zone for future opportunity
    10th Maghreb, Mediterranean, MidEast Upstream Conference highlights new developments

    PARIS ( May 6, 2013 -- With the potential to satisfy all of Europe's gas-LNG needs, with much unexplored terrain and new oil-gas finds the Maghreb, Mediterranean & MidEast region remains a target zone for future opportunity and will continue to shape the dynamics of the global upstream industry. All new discoveries, production developments, gas-LNG finds, state oil/gas policies and investment opportunities that allow the game to grow, will be highlighted at the 10th Maghreb, Mediterranean, MidEast Upstream Conference 2013 in Paris.

    The international senior-level conference will be hosted by Global Pacific & Partners on June 4th and 5th at the L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. Before this meeting brings together 150 senior level key government, national oil company and corporates as well as industry players to focus on all new developments, Global Pacific & Partners chairman and CEO Dr Duncan Clarke provides an in-depth examination of the upstream oil and gas-LNG strategies in exploration and development across North Africa and the Greater Middle East, and the strategies of corporate, governments and national oil companies as well as new players during his 10th Maghreb-MidEast Strategy Briefing, prior to the conference, on June 3rd..

    During the conference 27 keynote speakers from giant oil states, super majors to private vehicles and local companies will provide inside in new exploration and development opportunities, government upstream policies, new venture potential, new acreage, projects and markets in over 20 countries, from Iran to Cyprus, from Mauritania to Morocco, from Italy to Croatia.
    "The Maghreb/MidEast has strong state oil players with dominant positions in many countries, yet opportunities have expanded in deals, bid rounds and acreage opened in frontier zones and new basins," Duncan Clarke says, "Competition in the Middle East and North Africa remains fierce, despite risks, while crude prices and the global economic crisis has forced readjustments and changes in regimes. Yet energy investment interest remains strong, and the large firms - from super-independents to super-majors and national oil companies from overseas - have added to in-place portfolio in both the wider Middle East and in North African oil/gas and LNG ventures."

    Note to the press:
    For further information, please contact Babette van Gessel of Global Pacific & Partners, Tel: +31.70.324.6154, e-mail:

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    ( May 6, 2013 -- Independent bands and singers have always been the "backstage boys" of the music industry. Well not anymore. Lucy-May and Fabian Upton have teamed up to form Vices and Adulation, a melodic metal indie rock band. Since their formation in January 2013, the band consistently gained fame and recognition. Other than launching a few websites such as (their main website) they also used social media behemoth Facebook to promote themselves. She says on an interview that if recording artists cannot play on shows, fans need to show their support through internet downloads and publicity in social media. Their Facebook page Vices and Adulation already has 13,000 likes by the first week. By mid-April 2013, their Facebook page already has a staggering 368,000 likes. Surely, this band is something to watch out for.

    Lucy-May Upton is the lead vocals of Vices and Adulation. Coming from the West Midlands, Lucy-May is also a published poet and a self-trained talented artist. According to a recent interview, she wants to lend a hand at bringing enjoyment to as many people as possible through music, the same way it positively affected her life. The bands Facebook page is also full of Lucy-May's picture ranging from simple close-ups to sensual and sexy photo shoots.

    Fabian Upton comes from Devon and is the guitarist and musician of Vices and Adulation. An untrained musician, he can play the guitar or bass by ear and by identifying patterns. Fabian's guitar enthusiasm really shows. On an interview, he said he wants to win the GuitarWar titles simultaneously. He's also currently the eighth finger tapping titleholder. When asked what does he want to achieve as a recording artist, he just says that he do what he does because it's fun.

    Vices and Adulation has a lot of influences such as Queen, Evanescence, Guns n Roses, and a lot of GuitarWar guitarist. Certainly these icons contributed to "Dragon Princess", the band's first vocal release. Just released in March 2013, "Dragon Princess" already received a lot of positive reviews. According to they will be releasing new singles every month.

    Vices and Adulation, with their sexy and catchy songs undoubtedly took metal indie rock to the mainstream.

    For Media Contact:
    Company: Vices and Adulation
    Address: 28 portal place,
    Alnwick, Northumberland. Ne663jn
    Email: adgemts(at)

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    ( May 6, 2013 -- If real estate business in Florida will be mentioned or talked about, chances are the name of Luis Iglesias will come to mind. Luis Iglesias, a real estate mogul, dominates the real estate business around the Florida area. A self-made business tycoon, he founded D & I International Realty - a world-renowned luxury/sports and entertainment real estate firm.

    Backed with extensive knowledge of the real estate business, his keen decision making ability, superb communication and negotiation skills, not to mention the huge network of contacts he possesses - all this acquired through years of experience - Luis Iglesias successfully gained the trust and respect of his numerous clients. Athletes, businessmen, and other prominent people go to Luis Iglesias if they want a realtor to exceed their expectations.

    Florida, especially the Brickell area is one of the most desirable and sought-after places where one can simply live and enjoy the good life. Since the construction of grandiose mansions owned by a certain Mary Brickell a few decades ago, this particular area became the place to go for the Miami elite and the filthy rich. Miami is currently experiencing a boom in the real estate business. Brickell Condos, Luxury and Waterfront Homes are being bought by a lot of investors, both American and foreign. In fact, Brickell Condos for sale are being sold by Luis Iglesias in an extraordinary rate. This is particularly caused by the tumultuous flow of foreign investors, most of which come from Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico. Some investors also come from Argentina. What's peculiar about these investors is that they are not only attracted to Miami because of the opportunity to make a profit but also because of the positive reception of Miami to the Spanish culture - its language and the celebration of its festivities. As a speaker of the Spanish language, Luis Iglesias is the person to approach - he has already built an extensive portfolio of Spanish-speaking clientele.

    A New York-born, Miami-raised individual who had his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in Florida International University, Luis Iglesias has a lot of luxury condominiums to offer to his vast clientele. The Setai, a $27 million dollar condominium was a temporary home by some of the world's most famous people - Simon Cowell, Maddona, and Jim Carrey have stayed at The Setai that costs $30,000 per night, on the average. Some of the other well-known condo units come from the 500 Brickell - East Tower. This deluxe condominium is armed with imported marble countertops, designer cabinets, and other lavish decors. The website even comments that the 500 Brickell - East Tower is a "no-brainer". Julio Iglesias' personal and enticing descriptions of each condominium are only showcasing his outstanding communication and negotiation skills. The detailed description - the designer cabinets to the imported granite and marble countertops - only displays Luis Iglesias' extensive knowledge of what he is doing.

    Brickell, called "Millionaire's Row" by some, is a luxurious and urban neighbourhood in Miami. A bee hive of the Miami elite, condos here are priced by the million dollars. Through years of experience as a Property Appraiser and Mortgage Broker, Luis Iglesias' extensive knowledge on the Brickell Real Estate made him an authority on the real estate business.

    As the owner of the website, Luis Iglesias also takes the lead in real estate internet marketing. Going to will show a user-friendly layout. The website offers buyer services in his website where a Contract Form is provided. After submitting the Contact Form, Luis Iglesias will send a listing of all properties that meet the criteria of the client. All of this is done online. If there are Buyer Services there are also the Seller Services where they compute the net worth of a home. Going to will show you a user-friendly layout. Added bonuses in his website are blogs about Miami Real Estate and Luis Iglesias' biography.

    Truly, Luis Iglesias' superior management at communication skills, coupled with years of experience as an Appraiser and Mortgage Broker made him the top contender in the real estate business.

    For Media Contact:
    Luis Iglesias
    Iglesias Realty Group
    1320 S Dixie Highway,
    Suite 241
    Coral Gables, FL 33145

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    4th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas & Energy Conference 2013, held in Nairobi

    NAIROBI ( May 6, 2013 -- Recent large and world-class gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania, with potential for more to come, and commercial oil flows in Kenya, show the potential of the enormous exploration frontiers of Eastern Africa, both onshore and offshore. The impact of this resurgence is rebalancing the Africa oil-gas industry landscape into a wider continental oil and gas/LNG game, with potentially global consequences.

    The 4th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas & Energy Conference 2013 gives new insight in the opportunities, acreage, key players and corporate and government strategies in this region. The Conference is hosted annually by Global Pacific & Partners and will be held from June 18th to 20th in the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, including the pre-Conference 4th Eastern Africa Strategy Briefing by Dr Duncan Clarke, Africa's foremost strategist in the upstream. The meeting highlights presentations of CEO's, government officials, Ministers and key executives from within leading corporate and state oil companies.

    Eastern Africa has been transformed into a fast-emerging oil and gas frontier region. The on- and offshore potential includes exclusive economic zones, deepwater opportunities and ultra-deep plays. The 15 nation states in the region are diverse in scale, resource potential, contract terms, and venture-types and in regard to exploration cycles and hydrocarbon discoveries.

    Increasing numbers of companies have entered open acreage and bid rounds, and more blocks have been leased than ever before, with more drilling commitments concluded. Foreign state-owned companies like CNOOC and PTTEP have invested in Eastern Africa while Super-Majors (Total, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP) have shown renewed interest, and Independents from around the world now abound.

    During the 4th Eastern Africa Conference key Speakers will reveal the exploration potential, future opportunities and growth in countries like Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, DRC, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Madagascar, Burundi, Rwanda, and regional oil giant Uganda.

    "The new discoveries will add substantial net wealth to the Eastern Africa's littoral states where they are located, and induce higher economic growth rates and regional development," Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman of Global Pacific & Partners, says.

    Prior to the conference the 4th Eastern Africa Strategy Briefing together with the celebrated 51st PetroAfricanus Dinner, will be held at June 18th. During the Strategy Briefing Dr Duncan Clarke, author of several historiography and economics books about Africa's oil future, provides key insights on the corporate upstream oil and gas game, governments and state oil firms and licensing agency strategies.

    Note to the press:
    For further information, please contact Babette van Gessel of Global Pacific & Partners,
    Tel: +31.70.324.6154, e-mail: or
    Sonika Greyvenstein. Tel: +27.11.880.7052, e-mail:

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    Chicago, IL ( May 6, 2013 -- American Homeowner Preservation ("AHP") is celebrating five years' of providing families at risk of foreclosure with viable long-term solutions to stay in their homes. Founded in 2008 as a 501c3 nonprofit in Cincinnati, AHP pioneered the short sale leaseback as a foreclosure remedy for struggling homeowners. Faced with resistance from many banks which insisted that families vacate their homes in order to have their short sales approved, AHP changed their strategy in early 2011: now a for-profit headquartered in Chicago, AHP purchases pools of nonperforming mortgages from banks and other lenders and then offers borrowers sustainable solutions to stay in their homes, including reduced payments and discounted principal balances. If homes are vacant or families want to move, AHP offers deficiency waivers and incentive payments to cooperate with short sales in order to put the homes back into productive service.

    Originally modeled to be financed with municipal tax-exempt bonds, American Homeowner Preservation's efforts are now primarily supported by accredited investors, both high net worth individuals and institutional investors. "Doing good for families and communities and doing well by achieving attractive returns for our investors do not have to be mutually-exclusive--achieving both is possible," said Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jorge Newbery. Since inception, AHP has assisted hundreds of families, reducing payments by an average of over 40% and cutting principal balances by an average of more than 50%. "Solutions are prompt, easy-to-understand and simply require families to choose the option they want. We avoid the endless document requests and opaque, inefficient processing of the big banks," explained Asset Manager Michael Nelson

    Further, American Homeowner Preservation has helped return hundreds of abandoned, vacant homes to productive use. "Frequently, families are overwhelmed with the threat of foreclosure, do not understand their options and get frustrated with the never-ending maze laid out by their banks. Thus, they move out, the homes get vandalized, and the neighborhood is further blighted," explained Newbery. "Many lenders apparently hesitate at foreclosing on vacant, vandalized homes due to municipal requirements to maintain and they sell these loans to AHP. We will try to contact the homeowners and offer them a modest cash incentive to sign a Deed in Lieu or cooperate with a short sale. We prefer paying struggling families than paying lawyers to foreclose," Newbery added. "Returning these homes to productive use is essential to the stabilization of many communities devastated by the foreclosure crisis."

    American Homeowner Preservation's evolution continues, but the mission of helping families stay in their homes remains the same. "Even with the recent improvements in some housing markets, there are still millions of homeowners at risk of foreclosure who are struggling to stay in their homes." said Newbery. "AHP wants to help these families."

    To learn more about how AHP helps prevent foreclosures and preserve neighborhoods, please visit , call 800.555.1055 or email

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    Dave's Marketplace Makes Donation to North Kingstown Food Pantry

    North Kingstown, RI ( May 6, 2013 -- Dave's Marketplace, a locally owned RI grocery chain has donated $25,000 to the North Kingstown Food Pantry's Capital Campaign to relocate to the Little Red Schoolhouse.

    The North Kingstown Food Pantry has been providing food to residents for over 30 years. The Food Pantry now provides an average of 7500 meals per month. Due to the increase in demand for their valuable services, they have outgrown their present location. The Food Pantry was given the opportunity to lease the Little Red Schoolhouse at 445 School Street, giving the Food Pantry the benefit of a much larger space and more central location to better serve North Kingstown residents.

    Dave's Marketplace, a longtime supporter of the North Kingstown Food Pantry is fully committed to serving the community of North Kingstown. "Dave's ongoing support has meant so much to the NK Food Pantry over the years" said board President Karla Driscoll. Recognizing the increased demand for the Food Pantry's services, Dave's Marketplace is giving their full support by donating $25,000 towards the renovations to the Little Red Schoolhouse. The Pantry is hoping that the renovations will be completed by early fall and they will be in their new home by Thanksgiving. For more information about the North Kingstown Food Pantry, please go to

    Contact Person: Renee Hughes of Dave's Marketplace
    Phone Number: 401-885-1191
    Address: 1000 Division Street • Suite 20 • East Greenwich, RI 02818

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    Kevin Gill ( May 6, 2013 -- the owner of Laser Tagging in Newark, CA - hired the laser tag experts at Creative Works ( to repaint his entire laser tag attraction.

    Laser Tagging originally opened in August of 2011 to an eager market in Newark. During the development process of his facility, Kevin chose one of the smaller laser tag arena builders in the industry to install and paint his attraction. Once the arena installation was complete and his facility was open for a few months, he came to regret decision. In just a few months, his artwork and murals were fading away, leaving guests less than impressed and creating an unsafe environment throughout the entire arena. Players would have a difficult time even seeing the walls, which caused constant collisions with obstacles.

    Kevin needed to do something to fix his arena, and toward the end of 2012, he contacted the laser tag experts at Creative Works. Understandably, he was skeptical about paying for an arena again after having such a bad experience the first time. But after conversations with the Creative Works team, reviewing the pictures on their website, and talking to their clients, he knew they had the experience and talent to elevate the arena to the standard he expected. The team at Creative Works wanted to make sure Kevin was involved in the design process from the beginning, so they put together some custom renderings to show him exactly how his new arena would look. Once the new look was finalized, Creative Works booked a trip to California in March of 2013 to repaint his entire laser tag arena.

    Within the first day of the new paint installation, he knew he made the right decision. The new arena theme, which was painted to look like a battle station floating in a far galaxy, was brighter and more vibrant than he could have imagined. After a full week of painting by two artists, the attraction was finished and Kevin re-opened to guests. "We are astounded at the exceptional work that (the artists) were able to complete in such a limited time frame," commented Kevin.

    The response he's received has been fantastic, and guests love the new arena. Kevin was extremely pleased with the process "from the scheduling of service, which was concise and thorough, to the final product, which wildly exceeded our expectations." Creative Works hopes to be able to work with Kevin again on future endeavors.

    To read more about this facility, visit

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    CONTACT: Karen Berg, 

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    Twitter: @philhallmonics



    NEW YORK, NY ( May 6, 2013 -- Join us for The Lusty Month of May, a musical theater performance by The PhilHallmonics of songs celebrating the time reawakening of sex, love and desire at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY (at 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue) on Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

    The Lusty Month Of May features songs of passion from America's great songwriters including Stephen Sondheim, Harold Arlen and Vernon Duke. You'll enjoy favorites such as "Don't Rain On My Parade," "It's A Good Day," "The Kind Of Man A Woman Needs," and a delicious rendition of "Triplets" made famous in the film Bandwagon. The PhilHallmonics, led by Broadway conductor and composer Phil Hall, showcases professional Broadway, cabaret and classical singers including Karen Arlington, Lynette Baiocco, Mary Lou Barber, Mandy Brown, Dolly Ellen Friedman, Lenore Fuerstman, Alyson Reim, Diana Silva, Laurie Sondermeyer, and Becca Yuré under the staging direction of Broadway choreographer Sharon Halley.

    The Lusty Month Of May is a free concert with tickets distributed on a first-come basis. Because The PhilHallmonics' performances sell out quickly, it is strongly advised to be in line at least an hour prior to the performance time.

    THE PHILHALLMONICS Under the leadership of Phil Hall, The PhilHallmonics is a group of intergenerational women who sing so others can soar. Whether they are performing for corporate events and donating part of their fee to a favorite charity or providing their talents to raise money and awareness for humanitarian causes they sing to send a message: it is never too late to follow your passion and, by doing so, find fulfillment and help others. The PhilHallmonics' ensemble of alluring singers and dancers will inspire you with their rich feminine energy and dynamic performances.

    PHIL HALL (Musical Director/Vocal Arranger) On Broadway, he conducted Play Me A Country Song and was associate conductor for the Broadway revival of Mame, which starred Angela Lansbury. He conducted the third national tour of Cats. He musically directed Side By Side By Sondheim at Michigan Opera Theatre with Nancy Dussault and Ron Raines. He conducted The Wizard Of Oz which starred Phyllis Diller as the Wicked Witch at St. Louis's MUNY. Hall conducted the premiere of The Prince Of Central Park, which starred Nanette Fabray. Other musical directing credits include Some Enchanted Evening at Kennedy Center. He appeared on stage in Paper Mill's 1989 spring production of Show Boat, which aired on PBS' Great Performances series, playing the role of Jake who accompanies Julie for the song "Bill." Hall appeared in the Mira Sorvino-produced film, Lisa Picard Is Famous as a vocal coach/pianist.
He composed the score for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which was produced at Paper Mill Playhouse (1998). Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera, Kansas City Starlight Theatre and North Shore Music Theatre. He vocally arranged Sophisticated Ellington, a concert of Duke Ellington's music, which was presented at Carnegie Hall by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in March of 1999. Hall's first play with music, Matthew Passion, was produced at the American Theatre of Actors' Chernuchin Theatre in New York City, during the Easter season, 2007.

    SHARON HALLEY began her career at the world-renowned St. Louis MUNY as a dancer. Turning to choreography, she staged the original New York production of Jerry's Girls and the national tour with Carol Channing, Leslie Uggams and Andrea McArdle. Other New York credits include The New Moon, The Desert Song, The Merry Widow (all at New York City Opera) and Elizabeth and Essex, starring Estelle Parsons. She choreographed the national tour of Carousel (with Rex Smith) and has staged numerous productions at some of the country's finest theatres, including Paper Mill Playhouse, Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento, Kansas City Starlight, Theatre Under the Stars, Fifth Avenue Theatre, McCarter Theatre, and the Walnut Street Theater. Also, Halley staged the world premiere of the Rick Hawkins' Musical Lunch. PBS filmed her productions of Show Boat, The Merry Widow and The New Moon for Great Performances. 

    The PhilHallmonics (officially known as The PhilHallmonic Society Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about scheduling an event or to donate to the organization, contact Karen Arlington at

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    ( May 6, 2013 -- A new website is an essential guide to nursing education and potential careers for RNs. is a free place to compare the cost of nursing degrees and find affordable nursing schools. The site explains the types of nursing jobs available and ranks the best low-cost nursing schools. is a new web resource for low-cost nurse degrees and high-paying nursing careers. The focus is on quality nursing education at an affordable price, and Cheap Nurse Degrees is an essential guide to the nursing profession. The site highlights a number of nursing colleges and universities, including the top 10 cheapest online RN to BSN degree programs (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing), and also explains the job outlook for RNs.

    What makes Cheap Nurse Degrees unique is its complete focus on the nursing profession from A to Z. The home page outlines the various types of nurse degrees available, how to find the top nursing degree programs, and careers and salaries for individuals with nurse degrees. Other pages allow users to compare nursing schools for accreditation, tuition costs and entry requirements, or learn about possible BSN jobs and careers.

    Distance learning has been endorsed by the United States Department of Education as well as the nursing profession, and online nursing degrees are steadily gaining favor. In response to this trend, Cheap Nurse Degrees names the top 10 cheapest online RN to BSN degree programs available. The online programs allow student nurses to study at a pace that suits each individual, and schedule clinical trials at convenient times and locations.

    Nursing is one of the most flexible careers in the medical field, and Cheap Nurse Degrees explains how higher education can provide RNs with more job options and better career choices. The site gives solid career advice and answers common questions about the various levels of nursing education and training. The aim is to help RNs find quality and value in cheap nurse degrees, and is right on target.

    About Cheap Nurse Degrees is an essential guide to the cost of nursing degrees and the benefits of higher education for nurses. Cheap Nurse Degrees explains the various levels of nursing education and demonstrates the value of affordable nurse degrees. Users can explore nursing job options and compare numerous low-cost nursing schools, including the top 10 cheapest online RN to BSN degree programs.

    Media inquiries regarding should be directed to Victoria Chadaga at or by telephone [281-940-4092]. To learn more, go to

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    MGI to Represent Company's Line of Virtual Studio and Robotic Camera Technology

    Montrouge, France ( May 6, 2013 -- Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, is announcing a dealership agreement with Media Group International (MGI),, a leading systems integrator in the Middle East. Under the agreement, MGI will sell and support Hybrid's virtual studio and robotic camera products in the region.

    With offices in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, MGI (formerly known as Salam Media Cast), has served the Gulf region for over 35 years. Within the past year, MGI has entered into several notable partnerships to help diversify its business. MGI recently signed a deal with HoloVis International, developers of advanced 2D and 3D immersive systems, as well as recent agreements with VidiGo, Visual Unity and

    "I'm confident that MGI will provide excellent support and increase our exposure to potential customers in the Middle East," said Olivier Cohen, CEO, Hybrid. "They take a keen interest in the product lines they carry and make sure their sales and technical support team are well versed on each line they represent. I've been very impressed with how they work and their commitment to their broad customer base."

    MGI will support and sell Hybrid's flagship Krypton 3D tracking virtual studio solution, the NEON trackless virtual set, the Chrome broadcast robotic jib, and Hybrid's entire line of robotic camera systems.

    Some of the other partners MGI represents include: Avid, Axon, Canon, Christie Digital, Cisco Systems Inc., Evertz, Front Porch Digital, Fujinon /Fujifilm Global, Grass Valley, Harmonic Inc., JVC, Oracle, Quantel, ROSS, Sennheiser, Sonifex, Sony, Studer, Telestream, and Vizrt.

    "Hybrid's line of robotics and virtual sets are very innovative and fit perfectly into our current lineup," said Paul Wallis, Sales Director, UAE, MGI. "We're looking forward to learning as much as we can about the technology in order to share this knowledge with our current and prospective customers throughout the Middle East. In particular, we're very excited to showcase the virtual studio in a box [NEON] system, as this solution can potentially be very cost effective, while enabling our clients to produce live shows with dynamic virtual sets. Personally, I believe there is a significant market for this product within corporations, government organizations, schools and news organizations of all sizes."

    While many of the virtual studio solutions currently on the market are expensive or technically complex, the NEON trackless virtual studio solution is a user-friendly system that simply requires software running on a PC. NEON supports up to five live HD/SD camera inputs and can be controlled via Hybrid's Ozone software controller or through BPI I/O production switchers, such as Broadcast Pix, Sony, or Grass Valley production switchers.

    Rather than camera tracking and calibration technology, the Neon 3D virtual studio solution enables virtual camera movements in real-time from fixed cameras on set. Despite its simplicity, the 3D virtual scenes are photo-realistic and anti-aliased. Users can either use Neon's set design tools, or import virtual sets created using 3D Max, Maya, Softimage, or other common modeling software.

    About Hybrid

    Hybrid is a leading manufacturer of broadcast production technologies. The company's mission is to develop solutions and products that allow the digital media market to produce value-added content within an integrated workflow. Our product range includes virtual studio and augmented reality solutions and broadcast robotic camera supports. Hybrid consistently develops new products and solutions that push the limits of content creation while providing a clear rationalization of costs. Further information is available at

    Media Group International

    Media Group International (MGI) is a proven media broadcast and communications systems integrator, serving the media, telecommunications, security, education, hospitality and advertising industries in the Gulf region for more than 35 years. Formerly known as Salam Media Cast (SMC), the company joined GSSG Holdings in 2010, with offices in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UK.

    Media Group International is diversifying its business into new technologies. As well as equipping professional television stations and studios, master control rooms, newsrooms, concert stages and theatres providing light and sound technology, the company also equips whole multivendor and multisensory environments. MGI provides solutions from safeguarding national security, such as in government operations, to creating the best educational venues in museums and classrooms, enhancing sports environments and revolutionising health facilities and satellite telecommunications.

    Media Group International is ISO 9001:2008 certified, the world's most recognised quality management standard. It is the first company of its kind to receive the prestigious accolade within the Middle East region, guaranteeing customers world-class quality assured products.
    Media Group International recently launched their new website to give customers a better experience online. Visit:

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    Ft Lauderdale, FL ( May 6, 2013 -- The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) has awarded the first Nursing Tuition Back Scholarship to Mariah Ball, a junior at Eastern Kentucky University. Miss Ball outscored over 4,500 nursing students to win a $250 scholarship by taking a series of online quizzes based on her anatomy and physiology course.

    Tuition-Back Scholarships provide students the chance to win back tuition one course at a time without having to fill out forms or write essays that take time away from studying. This revolutionary scholarship concept rewards college students who study hard and master their course content.
    "I really like the quiz format compared to essays. I feel like sometimes people who are very deserving of scholarships miss out because they have difficulty with writing essays or putting their thoughts on paper," said Ms. Ball after learning she had won her tuition back. "The quiz format is a great way to reward students for their knowledge without judging how well they write on paper."

    During the months of March and April more than 4,500 nursing students nationwide registered with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation to participate in the Nursing Tuition Back Scholarship. To win, students first participated in the Challenge Round: three quizzes covering the core concepts of an anatomy and physiology course. Scoring was based on time and accuracy for each question. At the end of the challenge round, the top 25% of scorers advanced to take one last quiz in the Championship Round and the chance to win their tuition back.

    "We want to reward students who really put in the time to learn the course material," said Daryl Hulce, CKSF founder and president. "Our goal is to keep adding courses to this program until it is possible for a student to go to school for free."

    While all nursing students were eligible to compete for the scholarship's base award of $250, only students attending schools enrolled in the Tuition Back Scholarship program were qualified to win back their full tuition. Colleges pay a $100 per course enrollment fee to become a "Tuition Back Scholarship School." The fee allows all undergraduate nursing students at their school to participate and win up to $1,000 of their tuition back while they study.

    CKSF has included additional nursing courses for the coming 2013-2014 academic year. School administrators interested in providing the Tuition Back Scholarship opportunity to their students should contact CKSF before August to be included.

    Developed and administered at Nova Southeastern University's Fischler School of Education, the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) creates unique opportunities for students of all ages by awarding scholarships and prizes through the use of Internet-based quiz competitions. Students who answer the greatest number of questions correctly in the shortest amount of time are declared contest winners. Since 2001, CKSF has awarded over $350,000 to 800 participants in the United States. CKSF scholarships can be used at the school of the winners' choice. For more information on CKSF, please visit

    Contact: Daryl Hulce
    (954) 262-8553

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    ( May 6, 2013 -- DesignMantic is the first ever do-it-yourself logo making tool to utilize HTML 5. HTML 5 allows users to both view and edit their logo creations on mobile devices and tablets.

    Through this easy-to-use HTML 5 platform, users now have the convenience of creating a logo design on the go and in a matter of minutes.

    DesignMantic allows users to create unique and professional logo designs without having any design expertise. This state-of-the-art tool was created keeping the most novice users in mind. It provides effortless navigation and complete ease of use.

    The DIY HTML 5 logo maker has endless choices and possibilities. Users choose from a wide range of creative design templates, unlimited color choices and an extensive selection of fonts.

    Users are invited to enter a name (company, personal, etc.) and browse through a gallery of logo designs. They can then choose and edit their favorite design option for free and choose to purchase the download for $29.

    DesignMantic offers easy and affordable logo design solutions in just minutes. Now, branding is easier than ever and can be achieved on a mobile device or on a tablet. This is ideal as more people opt for the convenience of these devices over a desktop or laptop computer.

    DesignMantic can be found at

    CONTACT: Danielle Pacelli at or (267) 620-6357

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    CONTACT: Jim Farrell, PR First, 781-681-6616,

    iparallex llc Managing Director Rachel V. Kemp will be a guest speaker at May 17 meeting of the Massachusetts Federation of Republican Women

    BOSTON, MA, ISSUED ( May 6, 2013 -- Rachel V. Kemp, Managing Director of iparallex llc, a privately-held company specializing in transforming distressed corporate assets into high-impact, high-profit companies, has been invited to be a guest speaker for the May 17 meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women, at its annual meeting to be held at the Daniel Webster Inn in Sandwich, MA.

    Ms. Kemp, who is the former Assistant Secretary of Economic Affairs in the Weld-Cellucci Administration and an expert on helping distressed businesses with turnaround strategies, will discuss the state of the business climate in Massachusetts and its future, as well as discussing the role of women and the Republican Party in the growth process.

    As Assistant Secretary of Economic Affairs in the Weld-Cellucci Administration in Massachusetts prior to founding iparallex llc, Ms. Kemp played a key role in helping the administration evaluate the sustainability of businesses who sought state assistance with funding.

    The Massachusetts Chapter is part of the National Federation of Republican Women, a national grassroots political organization with thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest and most influential women's political organizations in the country, since its inception in 1938.

    Through a variety of programs, initiatives and events, the NFRW works to promote the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party; elect Republican candidates; inform the public through political education and activity; and, increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

    For additional information, please e-mail at, or visit

    About Rachel V. Kemp and iparallex llc

    iparallex llc is a company which transforms distressed corporate assets into high-impact, high-quality middle-market companies through its unique turnaround strategies. The iparallex value proposition is anchored by an 18-point proprietary analytic tool which identifies and quantifies areas of corporate under-performance. This tool removes subjectivity from the process and focuses a client's thoughts on valuation gap issues. iparallex works to develop restructuring plans built around consensus and opens discussions with potential equity investors and goes beyond the transaction-driven event to a long-term interaction -- anticipating growth, investor interest or, even sale.  iparallex llc fully embraces SEC and FINRA regulations to provide clients and investors with best-in-class financial services. Recapitalization strategies revolve around customized packages designed to lower the cost of capital for each transaction, leading to increased value, and long-term sustainable growth and profitability.
    Managing Director Rachel V. Kemp has both domestic and international experience, having worked in the United States as well as in Chile, Peru and the Dominican Republic. The former Assistant Secretary of Economic Affairs within the Weld-Cellucci Administration tasked with monitoring the Commonwealth's fiduciary interests, Ms. Kemp earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard College, and a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. She is a Boston resident, a cellist, an avid landscaper and a member of the Museum of the National Center for African American Artists board.

    Iparallex llc maintains offices at One International Place, Suite 1400, Boston. For additional information, please call 617 535-7537 or visit

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    Susie MacPhee, Mitchell Elementary
    Teacher, Introduces Preschoolers
    To Composting in Museum Gardens

    SANTA ANA, Calif., ( May 6, 2013 -- In a ceremony opening a recent meeting of the Santa Ana Unified School District board of directors, one of its teachers was honored for her work with students in the gardens of the Heritage Museum of Orange County.

    Susie MacPhee, who teaches preschoolers at Mitchell Child Development Center the fine art of outdoor gardening, including composting, uses the gardens at the neighboring museum at 3101 W. Harvard Steet in Santa Ana. The museum sits on SAUSD property.

    "We have a special connection to Susie MacPhee," said Candace Chromy, the museum's executive director. "Not only is she engaged in the use of the outdoor space for her students, she also has made a monetary contribution of her own to help make the garden project more accessible to all students."

    MacPhee, who has taught special education in Santa Ana for more than two decades, received her credentials from UCI, University of Redlands and California State University Long Beach. In her spare time, she is an avid skier, kayak fan, blogger and self-proclaimed "ceramics nut".

    The Heritage Museum's children's garden was created by its director of natural history and agriculture Patrick Mitchell in close cooperation with Mark Bello, principal at the Mitchell center.

    Heritage Museum of Orange County is a unique cultural and natural history center in Southern California, with late 19th Century buildings, citrus groves and manicured floral gardens covering 12 acres of prime Santa Ana Unified School District property. Among the museum's many educational and recreational activities are educational field trips attended by more than 16,000 elementary school students yearly. It is located at 3101 W. Harvard Street in Santa Ana. Website: Phone: (714) 540-0404.

    Media Contact:

    Les Goldberg, APR


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    CONTACT: Jim Farrell, PR First, 781-681-6616,

    Mutual Bank and SEED Corporation to sponsor Entrepreneurial Workshops May 16 at Plymouth Chamber of Commerce headquarters

    PLYMOUTH, MA, ( May 6, 2013 -- The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and Mutual Bank will hold two basic business workshops in Plymouth on Thursday, May 16, aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.

    Both workshops will be held at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce offices, 134 Court Street. There is no cost to attend. The first, "Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing and Financing Your Business" takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. The second workshop, "Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend the workshops; and breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees.

    Mutual Bank Business Banking Officer  Chris Dickinson will be available both before and after the formal sessions to answer questions one-on-one, and provide real-world insight into how bankers look at entrepreneurial business requests for financing and other banking services. He can be reached at 866-986-9226.

    The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Office of Community Development and SCORE.
    Please call SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 to register, while space lasts.

    About Mutual Bank
    Mutual Bank is an independent, mutually-owned bank serving the community's personal and small business banking needs, with nine full-service offices in Brockton, Carver, Falmouth, Halifax, Hanson, Middleboro, Plymouth and Whitman. The Bank has operated continuously as an independent, local institution for more than a century.  The main office is located at 570 Washington Street in Whitman, Massachusetts. For more information, visit, or call Christine Grundy, Vice President & Director of Marketing, at 781-447-4488.

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