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ACI Board of Trustees Appoints April Arnold as ACI Executive Director

CHICAGO, Ill., June 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Trustees of Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) appointed April Arnold, CFRE, as ACI executive director, succeeding Mick Weltman, who will retire after leading the organization for nearly eight years. Arnold brings substantial experience as a leader and fundraiser in higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations. She begins her leadership role with ACI July 5.

The Obsidian WROTE Collection and Black Writers Workspace Launch Writing Competition for Black Creators

CHICAGO, Ill., June 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black writers, bloggers, journalists, poets, songwriters, and screenwriters now have a place to showcase their work, find writing jobs, win cash prizes, and collaborate with peers. The Black Writers Collaborative, a new literary competition designed to empower writers with a flair for crafting culture-infused works of art, is the latest brainchild of The Obsidian WROTE Collection, and the Black Writers Workspace.

Graham V. Bayly Joins EPIC’s Midwest Region and Financial Services Division

NEW YORK, N.Y. and CHICAGO, Ill., June 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Graham V. Bayly has joined the firm as a managing principal and Midwest Private Equity practice leader in its Financial Services division.

ACLENet and Government of Uganda Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Further ‘Building Lightning Safe Communities’ Effort

CHICAGO, Ill. and KAMPALA, Uganda, May 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An important milestone for promoting lightning safety across Africa occurred with the February 2022 signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Uganda-based African Centers for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network (ACLENet) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) of Uganda. This MoU was piloted and promoted by the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness, and Refugees (MoRDP'R) within the Prime Minister's Office.

Chicago-based Swift Homes Achieves 500 5-Star Reviews

CHICAGO, Ill., April 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A professional home buying company that helps homeowners across the United States sell their properties quickly for top cash value, Swift Homes is proud to have surpassed 500 5-star reviews from highly satisfied sellers.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Prepares for 70th Anniversary Celebration April 22

CHICAGO, Ill., April 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) will mark its 70th year of service to Illinois colleges and universities, and their students, in a special fundraising event in Chicago April 22. ACI's 70th Anniversary Celebration, to be held at the University Club of Chicago, will bring together a variety of supporters in business and higher education.

Aaron Ozee Distracts Ukrainian Children from the 2022 Russian Invasion with His International Bestselling Children’s Book ‘Regulus’

CHICAGO, Ill., April 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the international bestselling children's book, "Regulus" (ISBN: 978-1387010790), and ingenious director of the "Regulus" movie, has officiated the execution of a secret philanthropic mission to send physical or digital copies of "Regulus" (known as Operation Red) to Ukraine to distract any children facing the unimaginable horrors of the 2022 Russian Invasion.

NPA Names Davis, Jurado as 2022 Winners of Distinguished Awards

CHICAGO, Ill., April 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- During its historic twentieth annual conference, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) today announced that Geoff Davis, Ph.D., and Kellie Ann Jurado, Ph.D., are the 2022 winners of the organization's two most prestigious awards in the postdoctoral scholar community.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with WMFS on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., March 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with WMFS 92.9 FM ESPN on a marketing campaign in Memphis, Tennessee to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with Cox Media Group on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with Cox Media Group on a multiplatform marketing campaign in Atlanta to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Swift Homes Gives Homeowners More Value for their Home

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Headquartered in Chicago, Swift Homes has quickly emerged as one of the country's most sought after and successful cash home buyers. Their skilled and knowledgeable personnel help property owners from all walks of life sell houses efficiently for unmatched value. Swift Homes allows customers to sell their homes in as-is condition, and utilizes superior procedures to give them peace of mind and a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with Radio One on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with Radio One on a multiplatform marketing campaign across multiple markets in the United States to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Eat Your Words 2021: A Fundraising Event for Chicago Youth

CHICAGO, Ill., oct. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- We are proud to announce 826CHI's biggest fundraising event of the year! Socially conscious Chicagoans, literary enthusiasts, education supporters, and members of the business community will gather in Bridgeport for "Eat Your Words 2021."

Swift Homes Makes It Easy to Sell Your House Fast for Top Value

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Swift Homes, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading home cash buyer throughout the southern United States. Helping homeowners sell their residential properties quickly for top value. Swift Homes purchases homes in as-is condition, making the process straightforward and efficient while giving our customers peace of mind.

Facebook-Recognized Entity Girls Who Travel Rebrands, Changes Name To Her Adventures

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Who Travel, a popular women's travel group with over 81,000 members from over 100 countries, has undergone a rebranding. The popular group will now operate under the name Her Adventures. This change comes after Facebook recently selected the platform for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.

Logistical Labs Launches Updated User Interface for LoadDex Product

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Logistical Labs, creator of innovative technology that takes the complexity out of shipping, announced today the release of their updated user interface for their LoadDex product. The new version will showcase a simpler design and a more user-friendly approach, with the same features as the previous version but now with more functionality including quick access to search history, batch rating, and a much smoother quoting workflow.

Balodana to compete as a finalist in the 2021 Go Global Awards

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The International Trade Council announced this week that fashion startup Balodana has been chosen as a finalist for its prestigious 2021 Go Global Awards. This global competition celebrates the companies that are driving the economy forward through their innovations, technologies and strategies.

Print’s Not Over – It’s Just Getting a New Lease on Life

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Is print cool or old school? According to the Productivity Network LLC, a Chicago-based print production company, it's a little of both and that's a good thing. In business for one year, the team at the Productivity Network is positive that print's not just sexy, it's downright hot.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with iHeartMedia on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with iHeartMedia on a multiplatform marketing campaign across multiple markets in the United States to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Chicago West Side Families Celebrate 70 Years of Peace and Unity

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 3161-3163 Monroe Family Fellowship Chicago IL and NewNegro Media announce a Plaque Dedication Ceremony at 3161-3163 Monroe, September 5, 2021, to celebrate the tenants 70-year anniversary. All families are invited, tickets are $30 and children under 12 free.

New Research Shows Consumers Find Moments of Small Pleasure Beat Big Experiences When It Comes to Well-Being

CHICAGO, Ill., July 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Australian Macadamia industry released research that reveals that almost 50% of consumers globally now value finding peace and quiet in everyday life as the key to a happy mind. Conversely, only 25% globally said occasional big experiences and milestones make them happy.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Awarded Grant to Help Improve Four-Year Degree Completion Rates for Community College Transfer Students

CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) were awarded a $25,000 planning grant to conduct research and develop an implementation plan to help more community college transfer students earn bachelor's degrees at ACI-affiliated colleges and universities.

Calgary Author Honored in 2021 Indie Book Awards for Memoir about Social Justice and Overcoming Mental Health Struggles

CHICAGO, Ill. and CALGARY, Alberta, June 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sandra LA Boszko is quickly building a name for herself as an author who's edgy and honest. That's why her new book, "Welcome to California: From LA County Jail to #1 in Sales" (ISBN: 978-1525546440) was named one of the best indie books of 2021 by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.

Swift Homes Achieves Milestone of 20,000 Home Offers This Year

CHICAGO, Ill., June 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Swift Homes, a Chicago-based property purchasing company that buys homes for fair prices to rent out to local families and which is backed by a multi-billion-dollar private equity fund, announced its milestone achievement of 20,000 home offers this year.

Chicago Support Group Part of National Network Taking Aim at Chronic Pain

CHICAGO, Ill., June 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- More than 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. The U.S. Pain Foundation addresses the incredibly isolating and difficult experience that affects all aspects of a person's life-their ability to work, their self-confidence and identify, personal relationships and social engagement, and more. Studies show that people who experience daily pain are significantly more prone to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal ideation.

Chicago Rock Band Lucky Boys Confusion Celebrates 20th Album Anniversary with Global Streaming Event Memorial Day Weekend

CHICAGO, Ill., May 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's been twenty years since Lucky Boys Confusion arrived on the global scene with their 2001 debut, "Throwing the Game." During the TTG era, the hard-touring Chicago five-piece crisscrossed the U.S. innumerable times over, made their national television debut on the CBS Late Late Show, and even made a pit stop in Japan to play for their enthusiastic overseas fan base.

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Raises the Bar for Patient Safety

CHICAGO, Ill., March 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2021), the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) announces a new way for patients to identify a cosmetic surgeon with a particular focus on safety: Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety® (CSPS) certification.

Associated Colleges of Illinois to Host March 9 Virtual Event Focused on Solutions to Illinois’ Economic Challenges

CHICAGO, Ill., March 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- College presidents, corporate leaders and students will lead an Associated Colleges of Illinois' virtual event March 9, at 11 a.m., focused on how educators and the business community are working together to offer solutions to economic challenges faced by Illinois' companies, schools and students.

Chicago-Based Romance Novel Series Heads to The Moon

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning Chicagoland romance author Dania Voss's Windy City Nights series is taking part in the Writers on the Moon project. Coordinated by speculative fiction author Dr. Susan Kaye Quinn, Voss is among one hundred and 25 authors participating in the lunar time capsule adventure.

Cybernauts Called to PLANETXXI to Save Planet Earth

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PLANETXXI, an exoplanet and mirror to Earth, has recently picked up chatter and cries for help to save planet Earth. Their voices were heard in CyberCity, PLANETXXI's satellite communications center saying that planet Earth is in trouble. Sandra Snowden, Founder of PLANETXXI LLC and newly launched online entertainment broadcasting website, says she and her company are ready to help save planet earth.

Tech Giant Facebook ‘Censoring’ Small Business

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nana's All Purpose Alkaline Seasoning, a premium Himalayan Salt based alkaline blend sold direct to consumers, at nanaseasoning.com, in an 8.4-ounce bottle is being "censored" by Facebook, says Changing The World Foods, LLC. Since October 27, 2020 Facebook has stopped this small business and others from placing paid advertisements.

LeadingIT Launches New IT Support Strategies to Conform with Cybersecurity Predictions For 2021 And Beyond

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, a Chicagoland cybersecurity and IT support company, today refreshed their previously launched cybersecurity measures to help its clients curb the increasing menace of cyberattacks. The launch comes when internet usage and online networking rose to unprecedented levels following the stay-at-home orders and other COVID-19 containment measures.

Cgaga Software Launches New Fotosifter for Fast Photo Organizing and Editing

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cgaga Software, the professional audio-visual software provider, today officially unveiled the latest edition of Fotosifter which offers the easy and smart solution to manage and edit photos. It has made significant improvements on its performance and user experience comparing to the previous version.

LeadingIT Announces Year-End Plans and Looks Forward to A Strong 2021

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, a cybersecurity and technology support company in the Chicagoland area, outlines the plans for its team and clients for the end of the year, as well as the strategy it has to grow in 2021.

Take the PLANETXXI Challenge: Create the Eco City of the Future

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As we zoom into the future in 2021, we see first-hand that the universe is filled with limitless opportunities. There's a real competition in the "race for space," and Sandra Snowden, aka Celestina, Ambassador PLANETXXI, has just entered the race with plans of her own to create The Eco City of the Future on PLANETXXI.

Aaron Ozee Considers Eight Figure Acquisition Offer for Regulus Literary Empire

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children's book, "Regulus" (ISBN: 978-1387010790), and revered director of the "Regulus" movie, has received an eight-figure acquisition offer from a private investment group for the literary empire constructed around his infamous rat king character.

PCS International selected by RSM Computer Services as exclusive provider

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PCS International (PCS), a Chicagoland based technology service provider, is excited to announce that it has been named the exclusive provider to all clients of RSM Computer Services (RSM) for technology service, support, and maintenance services.

LeadingIT Teams Up with Extra Life to Raise Money for Sick Children

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, a Chicagoland technology and cybersecurity support company, has teamed up with Extra Life to raise money for hospitals that treat sick or injured children.

Hoppon Announces Launch to Help Local Businesses Attract New Customers and Boost Revenue

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2020's stunning events have made e-commerce more important than ever for local businesses who want to succeed, and the innovative new grocery ecommerce platform, Hoppon, can help in a very exciting way.

Aaron Ozee Launches Regulus Masks Protecting Families During COVID-19 Pandemic

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children's book, "Regulus" (ISBN: 978-1387010790), and esteemed director of the "Regulus" movie, has partnered with Vistaprint to launch a collection of masks which feature his infamous rat king character to protect families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LeadingIT Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Chicagoland

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, a friendly technology and cybersecurity support firm, started with no clients and zero dollars. For the first 8-10 months, Stephen Taylor, our CEO, worked on reaching out to as many people as possible, offering and telling them what he could do. The few who saw value in our offerings signed up as clients. With sheer determination and dedication, he spent the first year trying to build the business.

Petra’s Playground – A Travel Show for Kids – Premieres October 6, 2020

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After more than five years in production and spanning 6 continents and 31 countries, 6-year-old Petra Ahmed will take kids and adults on weekly adventures in her new travel series, Reel Energy Entertainment announced today. Australia, Egypt, Scotland, and many more destinations are on the itinerary including a safari in South Africa.

The American Friends of Capodimonte announce new Senior Fellow, Board Member and opening of 2021 Fellowship application

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It is with great pleasure that American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the appointment of Dr. Claire Van Cleave as the AFC Senior Fellow at the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy. The AFC's unique mission places an American scholar directly inside the staff of an important Italian museum.

Integro Builders Adds Commercial Interiors to Their Service Offerings

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Integro Builders, an award-winning general contractor for custom luxury homes and commercial interiors in Chicagoland and Western Michigan, is excited to announce they are accepting commercial interior contracts, effective immediately. The company is poised to meet the modern demands of commercial interiors and businesses.

National Initiative Vows to Close Racial Wealth Gap and Provide Ongoing Support and Resources to Black Businesses and HBCUs

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 31 Days and Beyond is a national initiative designed to bring awareness, support, and resources during a tumultuous time in America that has caused 41 percent of Black-owned businesses to close their doors due to COVID-19 compared to just 17 percent of white-owned businesses.

Integro Rehab Announces Brand Name Change to Integro Builders

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Integro Rehab, an award-winning general contractor for luxury custom homes and commercial interiors in Chicagoland and Western Michigan, has announced today that the company will begin operating under a new name and will be known as Integro Builders, effective immediately.

MCC Fall Scholarship – Developing the Next Generation of IT Professionals

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingIT, an all-inclusive, fast, and friendly technology and cybersecurity support company operating in the Chicagoland area cares about developing the next generation of IT professionals. Employment in computing, information systems, and information technology (IT) is growing at a rapid pace.

Hoppon Announces Launch of Hyperlocal Small Business Platform

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Hoppon announces a newly launched hyperlocal app and online grocery and food marketplace for shopping online. With the era of COVID, many shoppers are having trouble getting groceries, for example. Using an online marketplace for the Chicagoland area, shoppers can discover new shops and order it for pickup or delivery.

Public Narrative to put on Celebration of Change

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m., Public Narrative will introduce new partners and a fresh approach to changing narratives, in the first-ever Celebration of Change. Registration is free for this online event. The annual Studs Terkel Community Media Awards, originally intended for this date, has been postponed to 2021.

GreatVet – New Platform Revolutionizing Pet Owner and Veterinarian Relationships

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the rise of pet ownership and with Vet Clinics being a critical service to the well being and health of pet families, the GreatVet platform aims to digitally facilitate smooth, transparent and trusted interactions between pet owners and local vet clinics.

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