National Association of Tax Professionals hires a Big-Name well experienced manager of state chapter activity

APPLETON, Wis. – April 12, 2021 – The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) welcomes new Chapter Program Manager, Cynthia Jackson, to its national staff. In her role, Jackson oversees 41 active NATP state chapters and supports chapter leaders in their efforts to provide local members timely education, resources and networking opportunities.

Jackson joins the NATP team with more than 15 years of previous association experience in chapter leadership, fiscal management, volunteer management and strategic planning. She has a passion for association chapters and is excited to continue that work with NATP to enhance and expand the state programs.

“Our chapters are a valued part of NATP, and we look forward to watch their growth and successes with Cynthia working alongside them,” said Scott Artman, CPA, NATP executive director.

Originally from Colorado, Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in business administration from Regis University in Denver. She also has two professional certificates from the American Society of Association Executives.

About NATP: The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) is the largest association dedicated to equipping tax professionals with the resources, connections and education they need to provide the highest level of service to their clients. 23,000 members rely on NATP to deliver professional connections, content expertise and advocacy that provides them with the support they need to best serve their clients. The NATP headquarters is located in Appleton, WI.

Looking for a tax expert? Rhonda Collins, EA, CPA, MBA, is the director of tax content and government relations at the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). Rhonda is available for phone or video interviews to discuss federal tax topics including tax law change and its implications, taxpayer issues, tax preparer regulation and more.

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Nancy Kasten
Marketing and communications director
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Be Strong International get Award for Best Place to Work

Be Strong International

Miami, FL, March 03, 2021 – The South Florida Business Journal has recognized Be Strong International (BSI) as the only nonprofit to be ranked among the 15 “Best Places to Work” in the small business category for 2021.

This annual award event highlights 45 companies of all sizes that realize the importance of taking care of their employees, be it through benefit packages, workplace culture, and/or work/life balance. Be Strong Int’l ranked as number 7 out of 15 in the small business category, and was the only nonprofit organization in consideration, an achievement in itself.

“We wanted to create an amazing culture, where everyone is there for one another, and chipping in when needed, while always addressing anyone’s concerns,” says Be Strong International’s CEO Michelle Shirley. “I always want my team to feel like they are special, loved, and taken care of.”

The announcement was made during an outdoor, tailgate-style ceremony at the Signature Grand in Davie, Fla., on February 25, 2021 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held outside in socially-distanced “parking pods,” where the Shirley and a few other BSI staff members were awarded their plaque while watching other presentations on screen.

“Celebrating wins are extremely important, especially during a pandemic,” says Be Strong Int’l Program Manager Barbara Jean. “It’s rewarding to know that in the midst of uncertain times, we are surrounded by team members that find joy and satisfaction in the workplace.”

BSI’s focus on its company culture has obviously made a distinct impact on its employees and all those whose lives they touch through various programs, services, and community events. If you are interested in joining the team, visit their careers page at To read more about this event, you can check out the South Florida Business Journal’s article at

For inquiries about the event or to arrange an interview, contact Nicholas Fernandez at [email protected]

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Be Strong International, Inc.
Nicholas Fernandez
305-969-7829, ext. 105
[email protected]

Book a car in Podgorica and Tivat, Montenegro with Respecta Rent a Car

Respecta Car is one of the leading car rental service in Montenegro with 10 years of experience, covering almost all important locations in: Tivat Airport, Podgorica Airport, Budva, Kotor, Bar, Herceg Novi and Ulcinj.

Respecta rent a car in Montenegro operates regularly despite the pandemic. Since most of the air plain companies starting their flights from March, we are happy to announce our full fleet availability from March.

Respecta Car has one of the newest and most distinct fleets of the car in Montenegro, sports, economy, vans, and hard-to-find vehicles in Montenegro. The Respecta fleet consists of new models of brands like Toyota, Hyundai, Opel, and Renault.

Free change or cancellation policy during a pandemic

Respecta car does not charge penalties for cancellation. We are especially flexible during a pandemic situation. You can cancel your reservation at any time, without any consequences. Also, you can move your reservation to another period that suits you. We will do our best to keep the price unchanged, and to get the same car.

A spokesperson from Respecta Car: „We are ready for the start of the new season. Since COVID-19 had a strong impact on 2020, Respecta car introduces new internal rules and procedures for 2021. Most of the rules are focused on safety of our clients. “

The Respecta Car offers:

Unlimited mileage – When renting our vehicles, there is no limit to the number of kilometers you can cross during your trip.

New vehicles – Our fleet consists of safe and new vehicles. Different vehicle categories are at your disposal for each of your car rentals.

Support 24/7 – With us, you get secure support 24/7 in case of any problems. At the same time, you can always get advice and consultation that is related to any detail of your trip.

No hidden costs – Transparently we present all the elements of the lease. In this way, there are no hidden costs that can be subsequently calculated.

About Respecta Car

Respecta is the leading car rental service in Montenegro. Offers you car rentals in the entire Montenegro, with a large selection of affordable cars and affordable rental prices. Respecta has an available agent at all airports in Montenegro.

Contact Us:

Name: Respecta Rent a Car
Address: Pera Cetkovica 10
81000 Podgorica
Phone: +382 69 457 564
Email: [email protected]

CEDC Awards Students for their academic achievements and pursuits with Fernandez Leadership Fund Scholarships

VENTURA, Calif. – Jan. 22, 2021 – The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (Cabrillo EDC) recently recognized 14 graduating high school seniors and college students for their academic achievements and pursuits with Rodney Fernandez Leadership Fund (RFLF) Scholarships

The RFLF was created in 2011 and honors the legacy of Rodney Fernandez, Cabrillo EDC’s founding Executive Director for 30 years (1981–2011). The scholarship continues Fernandez’s legacy of community building by cultivating the leadership of residents to attain their goals and empower themselves to take action to improve the quality of life in their communities.

“This scholarship opened up the doors for me to do what I love,” said Alexa Gruener, student recipient of the RFLF Scholarship. “As a freshman in college, this scholarship has helped me pay my tuition for both semesters, allowing me to take on fewer work hours and thus seek out research and internship opportunities. Currently, I am volunteering at Westminster Free Clinic and working for the Boston University Medical School’s MANOS project, which does research on chronic kidney diseases in field workers from Central America.”

The RFLF Scholarship awarded a total of $23,500 to its recipients, with $10,000 provided by Edison International (Southern California Edison), $10,000 provided by MUFG Union Bank, and $3,000 from individual donations. The Edison International funds are divided among students with STEM majors, while Union Bank and individual donations are divided among students of any major.

“This award has helped me financially to continue my undergrad education at UCSB,” said RFLF Scholarship recipient Denise Castro. “My goal is to become an international teacher and contribute to educational reform so that every student has a chance to receive a quality education and a mentor who believes in their potential to succeed. I am immensely grateful for the financial support because now I am one step closer to achieving my career goals.”

Applications for 2021 recipients are now open for Ventura County low-income student residents, with Cabrillo EDC residents given priority. To apply, visit

To learn more or to donate to the RFLF Scholarship fund, please visit

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Consortium Media
Rebecca Austin
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Colorado Retirement Advisor Joins National Organization

DENVER – Jan. 15, 2021 – Al Martinez has been named a contributing author for the admired industry publication, ThinkAdvisor. In addition to his expanding authorship, he is a well-known asset protection educator. He has guided thousands of seniors as they navigate their financial retirement options.

ThinkAdvisor provides registered investment advisors and financial advisors with comprehensive coverage of the products, services, and trends necessary to guide their clients in making critical wealth, health, and life decisions. We celebrate those who are adapting and succeeding in new ways, and we translate the impact of regulations and technology into digestible, shareable information so you can spend more time advising clients and running your business.

For more than two decades, Al Martinez has been an advisor and general agent in the financial services industry, helping clients to make sound financial decisions in the areas of insurance and retirement planning.

Al’s focus is on providing safe money retirement strategies and solutions. Al will explore ways to protect retirement money, increase income, and protect against potential market losses and economic volatility, including health circumstances, taxes, and those unforeseen situations that can be devastating to principal assets in retirement.

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Al Martinez
[email protected]

Green Health Eugene opens in a limited capacity

EUGENE, Ore. – Jan. 7, 2021 – Since opening, Green Health Eugene has taken in operating with the highest amount of integrity. The employees implement intensive knowledge, in turn growing relationships with prospective clients. By cultivating a relationship with these clients, Green Health Eugene ensures that they are operating in a way that furthers their philosophy: improving quality of life. This philosophy is one that each employee at Green Health Eugene is passionate about. This is shown in every interaction that is had and is what turns prospective clients into regulars.

To ensure the safety for all clients, Green Health Eugene is open in a limited capacity. Clients are heavily encouraged to come to the retail shop alone, as only one can be helped at a time. With a maximum amount of three customers allowed in the shop at one time, Green Health Eugene is guaranteeing the opportunity to socially distance. All employees are required to complete enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures. Lastly, by placing the menu of what is offered on the website, clients are able to review the information and make a determination of what they would like before entering the retail shop. COVID may have changed the way operations have occurred across the world, but by operating with integrity, Green Health Eugene has ensured that clients are still able to improve their quality of life.

In the time of COVID, many retailers are finding themselves having to reevaluate their business model. With a hyper awareness of sanitation and a large degree of oversight, COVID has made life interesting. By operating with a high degree of integrity to begin with, Green Health Eugene has found it easy to make sure that all clients are appropriately cared for every time they enter their building. Green Health Eugene already operated within an atmosphere that was relaxed and cosy. In their own words, Green Health Eugene’s shop is described as being warm, welcoming and not intimidating. COVID may have changed the way businesses are run, but it has not changed the atmosphere that Green Health has always strived to implement.

General Motors Executive VP Gerald Johnson Awarded Prestigious Black Engineer of the Year

The 2021 BEYA STEM Conference, set to occur in a computerized climate Feb. 11-13, 2021, has reported the rundown of the inheritance occasion’s honor victors. Perceived with the top honor of Black Engineer of the Year is Gerald Johnson, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing for General Motors.

As executive vice president of Global Manufacturing, Gerald is responsible for the budget, quality, and safety performance for 103,000 employees representing more than 129 manufacturing facilities on five continents in 16 countries globally. When production at GM was temporarily suspended at the beginning of the pandemic, Johnson and his team worked across the company to quickly and effectively shift manufacturing and engineering resources to ventilators and mask production for frontline health workers. He is also credited for spearheading the company’s robust safety protocols and return-to-work strategies that made it possible to safely reopen GM plants and other operations.

“For 35 years the BEYA STEM Conference mission has been focused on opening doors of opportunity for future STEM professionals,” said BEYA Chairman Tyrone Taborn, who is also CEO of Career Communications Group, publisher of the US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine. “A big part of that is acknowledging dynamic leaders like Johnson who show up and deliver in their positions but also continuing to pave a path towards a better future in STEM-related careers for Blacks and minority talent.”

Johnson’s, a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion is an inaugural member of GM’s Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB), which was announced on June 1, 2020, and whose goal is to improve diversity and inclusion within GM through words, deeds, and culture. His bold video shared widely on LinkedIn offered essential guidance on having difficult conversations about racial equality in the workplace.

Throughout his career, Gerald has been devoted to continuous improvement – professional and personally. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Kettering University, where he helps the engineers of tomorrow, and he is a volunteer mentor for TutorMate, which supports literacy learning for underserved school students.

“Manufacturing has been Gerald’s passion since he was an 18-year-old co-op student, and he has dedicated his career to continuously improving how we build vehicles and components with the highest level of quality and efficiency. His leadership and steadfast integrity have made General Motors a better company.” – Mary Barra, CEO & Chairman, General Motors Company

About BEYA & CCG

The BEYA STEM Conference is produced by Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG), the leader in workforce diversity, working with all types of companies to help support them in promoting multiculturalism and gender equity in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). For 35 years, the BEYA STEM Conference has been a leading event for professional development, networking, and providing a resource for minorities to feel empowered. For more information about the 2021 BEYA STEM Conference, visit

Foxweb Launches New Website for Maxx Nutrition

Bristol – Humans are by all account not the only things that need their wellbeing observed and kept up, sites do as well! It’s just fitting that Maxx has as the sound of a site as do the bodies and outlook of the individuals he imparts his insight to.

Since Maxx Nutrition’s site was very nearly 10 years of age, there was an accumulation of data crossing a large portion of 10 years that required appropriate association and order. A simple to explore a site that is not hindered by a wealth of substance is vital to making a strong site. We made changes that oblige the necessities of a solid working site (this included eliminating practically 40% of the site’s dated articles!).

With Maxx’s group close by, we started by sifting through their investigation to decide high-traffic zones. This would assist with the webpage guide and by and large association of the site since we could distinguish which pages should have been more available to the crowd.

The general look of the page must be updated so the crowd was in a flash pulled in to the site. This would take into consideration further commitment and help assemble fervor in the client as they saw the accessible substance!

At the point when you have the same number of articles as Maxx does, we empowered a labeling framework and a ‘top choice’ component to make looking for an article simpler and sorting the substance too straightforward. To make the site much additionally captivating, our group actualized a hashtag feed framework that pulls in Tweets that highlight a particular hashtag one of a kind to their site.

Congrats to Maxx Nutrition on the dispatch of their as good as ever site! We adored working close by their group and making an end result that displayed the commitment and experience. We are pleased to dispatch their new site and anticipate Phase II of the assemble which centers around a renovated client experience!

Like what you see? Reach Foxweb today to perceive how we can assist you with making a drawing in, outwardly animating, and utilitarian site for your business!

Start an Online Business in 2021

Benjamin Fletcher

SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. – Dec. 19, 2020 – According to a report by Entrepreneur Magazine, online business and ecommerce spiked by 46% due to the online global pandemic that began earlier in 2020.

With more and more consumers stuck indoors, more people are online than ever before.

Online business blogger Ben Fletcher of, said:

“All current trends indicate that this is set to continue well into 2021”.

So how can people take advantage of this trend?

While there are a lot of vehicles and ways to make money online, one of the quickest and simplest ways is by starting an online blog.

According to

“77% of Internet users read blog articles. Internet users in the U.S. spend 3X more time on blogs than they do email. Blog posts are among the most shared content online. Blogs have been rated as the 5th most trusted source for accurate online information”

People are making purchases more than ever online as reported by Digital commerce 360, 38.7Million people place an online order in any given month.

And here’s another interesting statistic about current online spending habits:

“In November, the average order size fell to $94, down almost 1.1% compared with $95 in August. The number of orders rose 5.4% to 62.7 million, up from 59.5 million in August.”


So as you can see, as 2020 draws to a close, there has never been a better time for setting up an online business than in 2021.

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Benjamin Fletcher
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One of The Very Few Black Female Therapists and Life Coaches in Alaska Opens Exclusively Virtual Private Practice

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Dec. 18, 2020 – In a year fueled with surprises and uncertainty, one thing remains certain: the need for mental health care. On December 1, 2020, Winnie Bien Aime, Founder and CEO of Thrive Unburdened, LLC, launched her virtual private practice, providing mental health therapy and life coaching services to clients. Now more than ever, it is crucially important to prioritize self-care and managing life’s stressors when they come.  Oftentimes, it is difficult to do this alone. But you do not have to battle your mental health issues alone. Winnie has worked with people from all walks of life, including families, young adults, teens, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. As a BIPOC woman, Winnie understands the challenges of navigating the experience of being a black person in America and uses culturally sensitive approaches in her work with clients. She seeks to empower and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life to unburden themselves so they can thrive, just as they were created to.

Thrive Unburdened’stherapy services are offered to residents of Alaska and Florida, and life coaching services are offered to everyone, regardless of location. Take the next important step in your mental health and put yourself first by beginning therapy with Winnie! And advance beyond all limits in life by choosing Winnie as your life coach. You and your future self will thank you!

Winnie holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. She is licensed in the state of Alaska as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is an approved out-of-state telemental health provider in Florida. Additionally, Winnie is a Board Certified Coach (BCC).

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Winnie Bien Aime, Founder & CEO
[email protected]