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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.

Contact Information
Nancy Kasten
Marketing and communications director
[email protected]

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]

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

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.

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.

Contact Information
Benjamin Fletcher
[email protected]

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).

Contact Information
Winnie Bien Aime, Founder & CEO
[email protected]

UK Regulatory Announcement Application for admission to the ASX

LONDON – 18 December 2020

Metal Tiger Plc

(“Metal Tiger” or the “Company”)

Application for admission to the ASX

Metal Tiger plc (AIM:MTR), the London Stock Exchange AIM listed investor in natural resource opportunities, is pleased to announce that, in-line with its planned secondary compliance listing (as announced on 21 August 2020) on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”), it has today lodged its application for admission to ASX, together with an Information Memorandum.

The Board believes that, should Metal Tiger’s application be successful, it should obtain the secondary listing status during Q1 2021. At the time of listing, the application for admission and accompanying Information Memorandum will be released on ASX’s company announcement platform.

The Board believes that the secondary listing will expand the profile of the Company and its shares, create improved price discovery in the shares, provide access to new potential investors, and improve deal flow in Australia.

Shareholders should note though that there is no guarantee that Metal Tiger will be admitted to the official list of the ASX.

Further announcements in regards to admission to the ASX will be made as and when appropriate.

For further information on the Company, visit:


Michael McNeillyMark Potter(Chief Executive Officer)(Chief Investment Officer)Tel: +44 (0)20 7099 0738
Richard TullochJames DanceJack BotrosStrand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)Tel +44 (0)20 7409 3494
Paul ShackletonSteve DouglasArden Partners plc (Broker)Tel: +44 (0)20 7614 5900
Gordon PooleJames CrothersHugo LiddyCamarco (Financial PR)Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 4980

Metal Tiger PLC is admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange AIM Market (“AIM”) with the trading code MTR and invests in high potential mineral projects with a base, precious and strategic metals focus.

The Company’s target is to deliver a high return for shareholders by investing in significantly undervalued and/or high potential opportunities in the mineral exploration and development sector. Metal Tiger has two investment divisions: Equity Investments and Project Investments.

Equity Investments invests in undervalued natural resource companies. The majority of its investments are listed on AIM, the TSX and the ASX, which includes its interest in Sandfire Resources Limited (ASX: SFR). The Company also considers selective opportunities to invest in private natural resource companies, typically where there is an identifiable path to IPO. Through the trading of equities and warrants, Metal Tiger seeks to generate cash for investment for the Project Investments division.

Project Investments is focused on the development of its key project interests in Botswana, where Metal Tiger has a growing interest in the large and highly prospective Kalahari copper/silver belt through its interest in Kalahari Metals Limited.

The Company actively assesses new investment opportunities on an on-going basis and has access to a diverse pipeline of new opportunities in the natural resources and mining sectors. For pipeline opportunities deemed sufficiently attractive, Metal Tiger may invest in the project or entity by buying publicly listed shares, by financing privately and/or by entering into a joint venture.

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Phoenix Realty Group Expands Executive Team

Phoenix Realty Group LLC
Phoenix Realty Group LLC

NEW YORK (December 16, 2020) – Phoenix Realty Group (PRG), a 20+ year old national multifamily real estate owner, operator, fund manager and developer, is pleased to announce that Henry Gom, a seasoned real estate executive, has joined the firm as Managing Director and Principal.

Henry is responsible for PRG’s Central Region and select markets acquisitions, and asset management. In addition to his responsibilities, Henry is a member of the PRG Executive Team and Investment Committee.

“Even during the current market turbulence, there are incredible opportunities for growth,” emphasized Keith Rosenthal, president and CEO of Phoenix Realty Group. “The breadth of experience that Henry brings to this position will not only expand our acquisitions capabilities in a variety of US markets, it will solidify our national footprint by capturing assets that will drive our continued growth.”

Henry has over $10 billion of commercial real estate experience in multifamily, office and hotels. His multifamily experience spans over 35,000 units. Prior to joining PRG, Henry was a Senior Vice President at Torchlight Investors, Director at Annaly Capital Management, Citi and Merrill Lynch. Before his real estate finance career, Henry was an architect overseeing construction at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He is active in the Real Estate Alumni Community at Columbia Business School and member of the National Multifamily Housing Council.

In addition, PRG has promoted two long-tenured employees, Alex Saunders and Alan Hirmes, by welcoming them as Principals. Both were previously and will continue to be members of the Executive Team and Investment Committee. Alex leads the firm’s western region acquisition activities and was one of the original co-founders of the firm’s LA office in 2003. Alan is a Managing Director and the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. He joined PRG in 2007 and is responsible for the firm’s financial and accounting initiatives.

PRG’s executive team is also comprised of Keith Rosenthal, President and CEO, and Ron Orgel, Managing Director, Principal and Head of East Coast acquisitions. Keith and Ron are founding owners of PRG and are members of the Investment Committee.

PRG’s Executive Team has on average nearly 30 years of successful experience in multiple economic and real estate cycles and a track record of more than $12 billion of assets, over 1,000 properties and 130,000 multifamily rental units.

About Phoenix Realty Group
Phoenix Realty Group LLC ( is a 20+ year old firm focused on multifamily residential properties in high barriers-to-entry and infill markets. The firm is headquartered in New York with personnel in California and Florida. The firm has three business lines: value-add, new construction, and affordable housing. As of June 30, 2020, PRG has approximately $1.5 billion of gross real estate assets under management.

Contact Information
Leeza Hoyt, [email protected]
Kate Artmann, [email protected]
The Hoyt Organization, (310) 373-0103

Turn your gold jewelry for cash to the reputable buyer of gold


DELHI, India – Dec. 16, 2020 – If you want to turn your gold jewelry for cash to a reputable buyer of gold, there could be nothing better than selling to one of the most trusted gold jewellery buyers in Delhi. You can visit whichever is your nearest branch and meet our executives. We use world-class cutting-edge technology for gold assessment and other jewellery pieces.

Why choose us?

We have several existing consumers, but we keep striving for a new bunch and this becomes imperative for us to facilitate them with the answer to “why choose us”.
We are a team of certified professionals with ample experience in gold buying. Our trainees go through complete training by management professionals to understand the goal, scope, and ethics of the company.

24Karat is a sole gold buying company in Delhi NCR that promises the best value for your gold and other assets as per the existing market rate. We are a one-stop destination for any of your gold, silver, and diamond valuables, and in return get instant cash. We analyze your products on the spot and let you know the price in no time as well.

We also buy release pledged gold-

Many of us would know this term- pledged gold, but who are unaware of this; we would like to explain them before diving into the context. Pledged gold is a kind of gold that is kept at a gold loan agency or company against certain money.

We buy pledged gold after visiting the location with the customer and pay the required amount to release pledged gold. After assessing the gold quality at our office we will buy that pledged gold.

When you want to sell gold for cash near me-

People often want to sell their gold near their places, and this is where 24Karat comes in handy as it is available almost everywhere across Delhi NCR. Whether you are in South Delhi, North Delhi, East Delhi, West Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Vaishali, or Faridabad,  you can find our branches in your nearby.

We have essentially taken care of this facility as an individual never wants to travel with gold. The trust our customers have shown in us has leveraged us to open our outlets in such huge numbers. We promise you for providing similar satisfaction with our exemplary services.