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Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund Announces Bitcoin Purchase

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:30pm

HOUSTON and NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund (HFRRF), the pension fund for the City of Houston's firefighters, today announced that it had purchased bitcoin and ether for the defined benefit plan's portfolio.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON and NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund (HFRRF), the pension fund for the City of Houston's firefighters, today announced that it had purchased bitcoin and ether for the defined benefit plan's portfolio.
  • This investment marks the first announced investment in digital assets by a public pension plan in the U.S. and was facilitated exclusively by NYDIG, a leading bitcoin company.
  • "We are excited to take this first step forward into the world of digital assets.
  • The public plan has made the investment through a customized private fund managed by NYDIG using the firm's regulated, audited and insured custody system.

New Platform Fights Medical Discrimination and Frontline Worker Job Loss

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:36pm

Now, these once-celebrated frontline workers across the nation face a daunting choice: Get vaccinated or lose their jobs.

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  • Now, these once-celebrated frontline workers across the nation face a daunting choice: Get vaccinated or lose their jobs.
  • By giving them a platform and a voice, the campaign is working to raise awareness to their plight and end medical discrimination in the workplace.
  • Or, if you want to advocate for medical freedom and show your support for frontline workers, click here to advocate for medical freedom.
  • We Are Still Heroes will continue to fight until we can end all forms of medical discrimination.

CEO of Global Advertising Agency, Anthony Trimino, Launches Largest Medical Freedom Campaign in History

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:33pm

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- California public figure, Anthony Trimino, this week launched the We Are Still Heroes campaign to stand with frontline employees against medical discrimination.

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  • IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- California public figure, Anthony Trimino, this week launched the We Are Still Heroes campaign to stand with frontline employees against medical discrimination.
  • Do we stand against all forms of discrimination, including medical?
  • Launched in 2021, We Are Still Heroes is a movement designed to embrace and promote medical freedom in the workplace.
  • We Are Still Heroes will continue to fight until we can end all forms of medical discrimination.

FireHUD Rebrands to SlateSafety with Added Focus on Protecting Industrial Workers

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:16pm

The SlateSafety name, colors and logo reflect the success of its predecessor and symbolize the elevated focus on protection and connected safety.

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  • The SlateSafety name, colors and logo reflect the success of its predecessor and symbolize the elevated focus on protection and connected safety.
  • With the early success of FireHUD, SlateSafety expects to see continued success in the industrial markets particularly in the construction, nuclear, steel, mining, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing industries.
  • When asked about the transition from FireHUD to SlateSafety, Chris Ward, VP of Growth, said "The idea around SlateSafety is exciting.
  • Atlanta-based SlateSafety is a technology company that provides easy-to-use, real-time group physiological monitoring to first responders, the military, and industrial workers.

Warrior Entrepreneur by Former U.S. Marine, Firefighter and Multiple Business Founder Shoots to #1 on Amazon's U.S. and International Best-Seller Lists

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:34pm

"Risk, struggle, grit and bravery are the traits that teach us to be warriors and overcome the obstacles we encounter in life and in business."

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  • "Risk, struggle, grit and bravery are the traits that teach us to be warriors and overcome the obstacles we encounter in life and in business."
  • He triumphs because of his ability to face adversity as a warrior, never giving up to the enemyfear and anxiety.
  • "Warrior Entrepreneur" also shares the ups and downs of well-known entrepreneurs ranging from Walt Disney to Thomas Edison to Elon Musk.
  • The Obama White House named Green one of 10 entrepreneurs to represent the U.S. at the Global Entrepreneur Summit.

Bellwether Housing and Amazon Team Up to Preserve Affordable Housing

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:00pm

Bellwether Housing, King County, Washingtons largest nonprofit affordable housing provider, has acquired 213 affordable homes at two locations: The BLVD, a 136-unit apartment complex in Kent and The Marina Club, a 77-unit in Des Moines.

Key Points: 
  • Bellwether Housing, King County, Washingtons largest nonprofit affordable housing provider, has acquired 213 affordable homes at two locations: The BLVD, a 136-unit apartment complex in Kent and The Marina Club, a 77-unit in Des Moines.
  • Bellwethers CEO, Susan Boyd, explained, The Amazon Housing Equity Fund could not have come at a better time.
  • By teaming up with organizations such as Bellwether Housing, we are able to help grow the housing stock for households making moderate- to low-incomes.
  • Bellwether Housing is the largest private, nonprofit affordable housing provider in Seattle.

NerdsToGo Pursues Franchise Expansion in Houston, With Goal Set to Develop 15 New Units Across the City

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

To showcase the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, the brand will attend the 2021 Franchise Expo Houston (Booth #115) taking place at the NRG Center Oct. 29-30.

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  • To showcase the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, the brand will attend the 2021 Franchise Expo Houston (Booth #115) taking place at the NRG Center Oct. 29-30.
  • NerdsToGo is currently seeking qualified franchisees to be owner-operators and help the brand grow across the United States.
  • The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200 - $217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee.
  • For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson ( mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679)
    For more information about the International franchise expo, visit https://www.franchiseexpo.com/houston/welcome-1 .

GOVX GIVES BACK Effort Raises Over $18,000 for FirefighterAid

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 11:00am

Community members raised the GovX Gives Back September funds through sales of the September 2021 Patch of the Month and orders of GovX's own line of athletic apparel and products.

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  • Community members raised the GovX Gives Back September funds through sales of the September 2021 Patch of the Month and orders of GovX's own line of athletic apparel and products.
  • Combined, the GovX community raised $18,286 for FirefighterAid.
  • "We are so appreciative of the GovX team and all of their generosity throughout the years.
  • "We are proud to include FirefighterAid in our monthly GovX Gives Back efforts for another year, and we look forward to years more," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO.

Last Chance for First Responders to Enter California Casualty's 2021 Work Hard/Play Hard 5.11 Gear and a Liberty Safe Giveaway

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 8:15am

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --California Casualty's 2021 Work Hard/Play Hard "Safe and Secure" giveaway will come to a close on October 29th.

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  • SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --California Casualty's 2021 Work Hard/Play Hard "Safe and Secure" giveaway will come to a close on October 29th.
  • California Casualty's 2021 Work Hard/Play Hard Giveaway will come to a close in 10 days.
  • The 2021 Work Hard/Play Hard "Safe and Secure" promotion will award three lucky first responders each $2,250 towards the purchase of a Liberty Safe and a collection of 5.11 merchandise valued over $1,000.
  • "First responders do the hard work keeping our communities safe," said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick.

Veterans With PTSD Can Be Healed As Shown In The Wounded Heroes Documentary

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 6:37pm

There have been many films produced about PTSD, but this is the first film that features options that heal PTSD.

Key Points: 
  • There have been many films produced about PTSD, but this is the first film that features options that heal PTSD.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs report anywhere from 17 to 22 Veteran suicides every day.
  • Wounded Heroes features Veterans that had lost hope but now have their lives back because their PTSD is gone.
  • Wounded Heroes is a film that features solutions, not only for Veterans, but also for police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, and anyone battling PTSD.