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SMArtX Advisory Solutions Unveils Premier Select Manager List Highlighting Elite Investment Strategies for Q2 2024

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Friday, July 19, 2024

SMArtX Advisory Solutions (“SMArtX”), a leading innovator in managed accounts technology and architect of the SMArtX Turnkey Asset Management Platform (‘TAMP’), proudly announces the latest enhancements to its Select Manager List .

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  • SMArtX Advisory Solutions (“SMArtX”), a leading innovator in managed accounts technology and architect of the SMArtX Turnkey Asset Management Platform (‘TAMP’), proudly announces the latest enhancements to its Select Manager List .
  • This meticulously curated list represents the pinnacle of investment strategies currently available on the SMArtX platform, identified through an extensive screening process overseen by the newly appointed Chief Investment Officer, Dan Phillips, and Chief Investment Strategist Pascal Roduit.
  • The Select Manager List, a distinguished offering from the recently established SMArtX Investment Solutions team, caters to clients seeking a refined pool of high-performing strategies.
  • Roduit’s proprietary methodology has refined the selection from 1,350 total strategies currently available on the SMArtX platform down to 103, split into “Gold” and “Silver” tiers across various investment categories.

Sierra Bancorp Announces 4% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Sierra Bancorp (Nasdaq: BSRR), parent of Bank of the Sierra, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share.

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  • Sierra Bancorp (Nasdaq: BSRR), parent of Bank of the Sierra, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share.
  • This represents an increase of $0.01 per share, or 4%, relative to the dividend paid last quarter.
  • Counting dividends paid by Bank of the Sierra prior to the formation of Sierra Bancorp the Company has paid regular cash dividends to shareholders every year since 1987, comprised of annual dividends through 1998 and quarterly dividends thereafter.
  • The dividend noted in today’s announcement marks the Company’s 102nd consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Cornerstone Community Bancorp Reports Financial Results For the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2024

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Cornerstone Community Bancorp (OTC Pink: CRSB) announced today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2024.

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  • Cornerstone Community Bancorp (OTC Pink: CRSB) announced today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2024.
  • The tax-equivalent net interest margin was 3.21% for the three months ended June 30, 2024 compared to 3.73% for the same period last year.
  • Non-interest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2024 was $367,000 compared to $353,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.
  • Non-interest expense was $3,310,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2024 compared to $3,085,000 for the same period last year.

Port of Seattle Invites Women, Minority, and Small Business Owners to Apply for 2024 Business Accelerator Program

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The Port of Seattle is proud to announce the 2024 Business Accelerator Program is now open for applications.

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  • The Port of Seattle is proud to announce the 2024 Business Accelerator Program is now open for applications.
  • In partnership with Business Impact NW, the Port encourages women- and minority-owned small businesses to participate in the 13-week program.
  • “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Port of Seattle to host the Port of Seattle Business Accelerator Program this year.
  • The Port of Seattle Business Accelerator Program will be accepting applications starting July 12, 2024 and will close on August 12, 2024.

Omnia Family Wealth Announces Lawrence Muscant as Executive Vice President

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Omnia Family Wealth is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Muscant as Executive Vice President, effective July 15, 2024.

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  • Omnia Family Wealth is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Muscant as Executive Vice President, effective July 15, 2024.
  • With an extensive economics, geopolitics, and business management background, Muscant brings experience and expertise to the Omnia Family Wealth team.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240718679527/en/
    Lawrence Muscant appointed as Executive Vice President of Omnia Family Wealth (Photo: Business Wire)
    Lawrence Muscant, a seasoned professional, has joined Omnia Family Wealth after more than a decade as the Senior Vice President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a leading Washington, DC, think tank that focuses on national security and foreign policy.
  • “We are thrilled to welcome Lawrence to Omnia Family Wealth,” said Omnia Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Steven Wagner.

Hanger Ventures Announces Inaugural Investment

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Hanger Ventures, a Hanger, Inc. business whose primary objective is to advance orthotics and prosthetics innovation and improve patient outcomes, today announced its debut investment in Bionic Power, a Canadian-based firm.

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  • Hanger Ventures, a Hanger, Inc. business whose primary objective is to advance orthotics and prosthetics innovation and improve patient outcomes, today announced its debut investment in Bionic Power, a Canadian-based firm.
  • A developer of active lower body smart orthotic devices that enhance personal mobility, Bionic Power is raising Series A Round funding, with Hanger Ventures committing as the lead investor.
  • “We are thrilled to make our inaugural investment in Bionic Power,” shared James Campbell, Ph.D., Hanger Ventures President and Hanger, Inc. Chief Clinical Officer.
  • “When we learned about the creation of Hanger Ventures, we felt the opportunity was a great match for Bionic Power’s needs, and the subsequent discussions confirmed our initial impression,” shared Gualtiero Guadagni, Ph.D., Bionic Power Chief Executive Officer.

CMTC Provides Biological Product Manufacturer with Strategic Planning & Marketing Services to Help Drive Business Growth

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) recently provided strategic planning and marketing assistance to San Diego biotech manufacturer Instant Biologics to help the company grow their business.

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  • California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) recently provided strategic planning and marketing assistance to San Diego biotech manufacturer Instant Biologics to help the company grow their business.
  • The company’s eco-friendly, patented delivery mechanism has applications across virtually every consumer products category for people, pets, and plants.
  • Through designing and conducting consumer research, CMTC helped Instant Biologics to glean key consumer insights and make strategic decisions.
  • CMTC refined the brand’s positioning and key messaging as well as developed the corporate architecture and style guide to help Instant Biologics implement cohesive branding across all verticals.

WP Engine Acquires NitroPack, Extending Leadership in Managed WordPress Site Performance

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

WP Engine , a global web enablement company providing premium WordPress products and solutions, today announced its acquisition of NitroPack , an all-in-one SaaS solution for improving site speed and performance metrics, including Google's Core Web Vitals .

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  • WP Engine , a global web enablement company providing premium WordPress products and solutions, today announced its acquisition of NitroPack , an all-in-one SaaS solution for improving site speed and performance metrics, including Google's Core Web Vitals .
  • "NitroPack exemplifies the technical ingenuity and performance optimizations required to meet today's online demands," said WP Engine Chairwoman and CEO Heather Brunner.
  • NitroPack was previously introduced to WP Engine customers with the launch of Page Speed Boost , which leverages NitroPack’s proprietary WordPress optimization technology.
  • The acquisition will further strengthen WP Engine's website performance capabilities, providing customers with innovative features and flexibility for site optimization.

Cold Bore Capital and Owners in Honor Announce Strategic Partnership to Empower Veteran Entrepreneurs

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Cold Bore Capital (CBC) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Owners in Honor (OIH), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting U.S. Armed Forces Veterans in their transition to civilian life through business ownership and entrepreneurship.

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  • Cold Bore Capital (CBC) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Owners in Honor (OIH), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting U.S. Armed Forces Veterans in their transition to civilian life through business ownership and entrepreneurship.
  • The partnership between CBC and OIH is rooted in a shared commitment to honor and support Veterans.
  • “We are honored to partner with Owners in Honor to support our Veterans in their entrepreneurial journeys,” said Sergio Zepeda, Managing Partner at Cold Bore Capital.
  • Their expertise and resources will significantly enhance our ability to empower Veterans and ensure the continuity of small businesses across the country.”