Brady Bunte – Business Equipment Financing

Brewery equipment finance.

Brady Bunte of iFinancial Group specializes in business equipment financing.

We have been financing a lot of LED lighting conversions, solar power projects, brewery businesses and heavy equipment. We also finance furnishings like cubicles and computers and software.”

— Brady Bunte

SAN CLEMENTE, CA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — Brady Bunte of iFinancial Group specializes in business equipment financing.

For over 23 years iFinancial Group has been an industry leading, nationwide equipment finance company. Our ability to provide the most comprehensive and cost effective programs for acquiring equipment has secured our position as a solid financial provider to thousands or our loyal customers.

“We have been financing a lot of LED lighting conversions, solar power projects, brewery businesses and heavy equipment. We also finance furnishings like cubicles and computers and software.” said Bunte.

Our finance programs are easy and flexible with many different payment structures and end of term options to choose from. Most of our financing is fully amortized.

We offer application only, quick approvals and lend 100% LTV of equipment cost and up to 30% soft cost (installation, freight, training etc…). So technically we are lending to 130% LTV on business equipment.

Bunte is also is very familiar with the “IRS Sect 179” depreciation tax benefits which allows business owners to depreciate 100% of the cost of the equipment the first years. (some limitations apply).

So if you’re looking for any type of business related financing to acquire equipment its best that you contact
Brady Bunte at iFinancial Group.
888-852-5155 ext.226

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CBD (Cannabidiol) Gains Popularity in the Skincare Industry With Its Promising Health Benefits

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CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body. Research has shown that there are many benefits.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 17, 2018 / — Less than two weeks ago, CBD Skincare company RxCannaCare participated in the 27th Annual International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) in Las Vegas. They were one of quite a few brands carrying CBD-infused skincare products compared to just the year 2017 when only 3 company brought CBD to the beauty and skin care industry.

After attending IECSC, founder of RxCannaCare, Twompson Prater, shared how he was overwhelmed with joy at the amount of positive response they received during their three days at the IECSC. He said that this was the third time they attended a skincare conference and that they ended up selling more product than they had at all the Cannabis Industry events combined this and last year. "It was amazing how well our products were received by those who were new to CBD skincare," he shared.

Twompson attributed the success of their product sales to the vast amount of education he was able to provide as an industry leader, as well as recent research on CBD’s health benefits. He said that many attendees at the event had heard about CBD but didn’t quite know what it was or how it is used. “Education was the most important thing at this event since many of the attendees had been hearing about CBD-infused skincare for the first time,” he shared. "The fact that our product could also help people heal and live healthier lives, and not just make them look better, was also a key differentiator from our competition," he added.

The company’s booth at IECSC was filled with literature on CBD’s potential, including an entire section that highlighted its success helping cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment.

What is CBD exactly? CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the Cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce euphoria or intoxication. CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body. Research has shown that there are many physical and mental benefits of CBD products for both treatment and prevention.

Next week, RxCannaCare will again be one of just a few CBD brands crossing paths with other skincare and beauty retailers at the Cosmoprof North America Conference. Cosmoprof is a Business-to-Business beauty tradeshow that introduces companies to revolutionary technologies and forward-thinking programs. It is the largest and most awarded B2B beauty event in the Americas, a must for businesses in the beauty industry. The event will take place July 29th-31st 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Hallet Oak Gallery Student Show featuring Satori Davis, Award- Winning Artist

Original Art by Satori Davis

Color Pencil by Satori Davis

Saturday, July 28, 2018 2 PM – 4 PM

Satori is an outstanding and hardworking student, I look forward to her future.”

— Stacy Powers, Hallettsville High School Art Teacher

HALLETTSVILLE, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — Hallet Oak Gallery Student Show
Satori Davis, Award- Winning Artist
Saturday, July 28, 2018 2 PM – 4 PM

Hallet Oak Gallery is pleased to announce a Student Show featuring Satori Davis, an award-winning pop and realism artist, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. A free opening reception will be held from 2 PM to 4 PM. The student art exhibit will be on display through August 25, 2018.

Satori Davis, a black American and 2018 graduate of Hallettsville High School, promises to dazzle audiences with her artistic diverse style of realism and pop art. Her art teacher, Staci Powers, explains, “Satori is an outstanding and hardworking student, I look forward to her future.”

Satori uses real objects, people, and animals for subjects to create one-of-a-kind artworks. A true naturalist, she loves to draw things as they are in real life making her work very life-like. Winning Best-of-Show twice in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest gave her a scholarship opportunity to attend the Glassell School of Art. Satori, also, won the Patriotic Art Award through the Lavaca Memorial VFW Auxiliary #6382 three times; she won the 2017 Hallet Oak Gallery’s Christmas Art Contest; a 2017 South Central Texas Art League scholarship to attend a portrait workshop; and a 2018 Hallet Oak Foundation scholarship.

Hallet Oak Gallery is a 501 (3) C non-profit fine art, performance, and learning center. Among it’s six main activity programs, is to provide art exhibits that showcase established and emerging artists.

Hallet Oak Gallery is located downtown Hallettsville, in the historic Kahn & Stanzel Bldg., 115 N. Main St., Hallettsville, TX 77964. To book group tours – contact or leave a message at 361-217-7030. The building is handicap assessable. To view calendar-of-events, bookmark:

Mieko Mahi
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Curt Surls to speak at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) September 2018 workshop “Workplace Investigations"

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

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Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

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Distinguished panel will discuss the best practices for conducting a workplace investigation, hosted by Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).

The Law Office of Curt Surls (N/A:N/A)

… workplace investigations are an important risk management tool … the Supreme Court reminded employers of their duty ‘to ferret out and put a stop to any discriminatory activities’ …”

— Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — The Law Office of Curt Surls announced today that Mr. Surls has been asked by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) to speak in September on a panel regarding “Workplace Investigations: What Works and What Doesn't.” The panel will be comprised of experienced workplace investigators. Attorneys Ann Fromholz (defense) and Curt Surls (plaintiff) will discuss the best practices for conducting a workplace investigation. On the panel will also be Ann Kotlarski (arbitrator & mediator). The materials and discussion they provide will be practical pointers on a wide variety of related topics including:

• Tips for representing your client during a workplace investigation
• Deposing the investigator
• Mistakes made by employers during an investigation
• The impact of the current #MeToo climate upon investigations

Curt Surls is a Specialist in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Wrongful Termination with nearly 30 years of experience focusing almost exclusively on this area of law.

Mr. Surls stated “I am grateful for the opportunity to share my experience of almost 30 years and to join such distinguished panelists. Internal workplace investigations are an important risk management tool for employers when there are allegations such as harassment. I am truly looking forward to this workshop.” He then explains in more detail: “A few years ago in the case of Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 555 U.S. 271 (2009), the Supreme Court reminded employers of their duty ‘to ferret out and put a stop to any discriminatory activities’ in the workplace. It instructs employers ‘to adopt and strengthen procedures for investigating, preventing, and correcting discriminatory conduct.’”

More information on the workshop is available on LACBA's website at:

The Law Office of Curt Surls provides representation in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Workplace investigations, Age Discrimination, and Disability Discrimination. Mr. Surls has been involved in a number of organizations such as the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section and served as Section Chair in 2015-2016. He also was Chair of the Section’s 2012 Labor and Employment Law Symposium. He has also served on the Fair Judicial Election Practices Committee and the Judicial Election Evaluation Committee and served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Legal Center ( from 2008 to 2010. See

Several of his publications are at:

Kathryn Capello
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DesignRush Empowers Users To Discover The Best Website Designs By Industry & Style

DesignRush Best Website Designs

Businesses can learn the top website features and increase their online conversions by 400%.

DesignRush’s comprehensive search filters ensure professionals can find trending industry features and credible functionalities that will improve their own brand awareness and increase conversions.”

— Gabriel Shaoolian

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / —, a site to help business professionals discover new marketing trends and online growth strategies, released a functionality that enables users to search for the best website designs across the entire Internet by industry and style.

This online feature from DesignRush is incredibly important for modern businesses due to the ever-growing importance of website designs. According to research by Forrester, a well-designed website with a beautiful interface can achieve up to a 400 percent increase in conversions.

In addition, 38 percent of users will abandon a website if it has a poor design or layout, proving that high-performing websites have a direct impact in customer acquisition, retention and, ultimately, business revenue.

“Websites are marketing tools,” says Founder and Executive Director Gabriel Shaoolian. “They communicate with consumers and foster a trusting relationship between brand and customer. DesignRush’s comprehensive search filters ensure that professionals can find trending industry features and credible functionalities that will improve their own brand awareness and increase conversions.”

Users can simply visit to view thousands of curated best website designs for free. Visitors can scroll through the robust listings or search by industry or style to explore websites relevant to their online business needs.
Each site has a dedicated article outlining effective characteristics. This in-depth analysis examines the user experience and customer journey, uncovering exactly which features are employed and how a web design contributes to a brand’s growth. Each best website design also has screenshots and images throughout the article, showing business professionals exactly how specific functionalities appear on the live site.

In addition, DesignRush also allows users to search the:

• Best Logo Designs
• Best Print Designs
• Best Package Designs
• Best App Designs
• Best Videos

In each category, users can filter best designs by industry and style. The powerful database of successful designs ensures that growing businesses can quickly discover the inspiration necessary to evolve in the digital age.

About DesignRush: is a digital destination to inspire creativity and the discovery of marketing, design and technology trends. The company was founded by Gabriel Shaoolian, an experienced entrepreneur and digital marketing expert.

DesignRush’s Best Designs section showcases the best designs in web, logo, print, packaging, mobile apps and video. Users can filter best designs by industry. DesignRush also features comprehensive articles in the Trends & Insights section, such as:

• The 10 Best WordPress & Magento Ecommerce Website Themes of 2018
• Clean Website Design: The 20 Best Examples Showcasing Simple & Modern Brands
• Custom Web Designs: 20 Great Examples, From E-Commerce To Corporate Services

In addition to showcasing the best designs, DesignRush features the top agencies around the world, including the best Digital Agencies, Logo Design & Branding Agencies, Website Design Companies & Digital Marketing Agencies.


Stephanie Sharlow
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TRU Aseptics Receives SQF Level 2 8.0 Certification

TRU Aseptics, an aseptic contract manufacturer, announced today it has earned SQF Level 2 8.0 Certification.

BELOIT, WI, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — TRU Aseptics ("TRU"), a low and high acid aseptic contract manufacturer, announced today it has earned SQF Level 2 8.0 Certification from the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute which is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The SQF certification means that TRU has successfully passed a rigorous food safety auditing process and certifies that its manufacturing facility and warehouse are compliant with HACCP food safety regulations.

"Gaining SQF Level 2 8.0 certification is a significant accomplishment for TRU as a company," said Stacey Huels, Chairman of TRU Aseptics. "We believe food safety is of utmost importance, so investing the time and resources needed to achieve SQF certification was vital to us. It verifies to clients that we are committed to following stringent food safety programs."

The Safe Quality Food Institute's Mission is "To deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors, and valued by all stakeholders."

About TRU Aseptics
TRU Aseptics is a privately-held low and high acid aseptic contract manufacturer located in Beloit, WI. Built on the TRU TO NATURE™ approach, our mission is to produce food and beverage ingredients that promote life, health and well-being. TRU is also a certified Grade "A" Dairy Manufacturer and Interstate Milk Shipper. TRU provides liquid aseptic solutions to the FoodService, C-store, Club Store and Industrial markets. We focus on Bag in Box and Bulk processing and packing of dairy, plant-based, coffees, teas, vegetable and fruit juices. Additionally, TRU offers compounding, unitized packaging and standardization of products with quality variances.

For More Information: Contact Jennifer Stout:

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TRU Aseptics
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Car rental fraud victim exposes crucial photographic proof to show humanity the shocking subsequent vehicle damage used as part of highly-refined theft scam

The most important advice I can offer to any car rental customer is to take substantial photographs of the vehicle condition at the origination and the conclusion of the rental”

— David Howe, National Car Rental 'ding and dent' scam victim

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 17, 2018 / — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the photographic proof of rental condition during the moment-in-time when the vehicle was returned to the crime scene at SW Florida Fort Myers International airport National Car Rental check-in location, as well as the subsequent photographic evidence revealing the shocking vehicle damage that occurred in the care of tortfeasor Enterprise Holdings.

The subsequent damage was conspicuously made in a close and convenient proximity to the ‘wear and tear’ that was part of an overall complex 'ding and dent' scam intended to financially implicate the crime victim through the origination of a one-way rental secured with a business credit card. This damage was a ploy designed to create an illusion of a legitimate claim to support a substantial money demand that included aggressive tactics to gain access to the victim's credit card and insurance company for undisputed and prompt cash settlement.

The damage was later photographed and then inserted onto a PDF by the Enterprise ‘Damage Recovery Unit’ with repeated financial demands directed at victim David Howe for payment of $502.80, an amount which Florida law may declare as felony grand theft under current statute. And in the most brazen effort to hasten the fraudulent payment repeatedly demanded by tortfeasor, the crime victim was threatened to have his credit severely impacted by a third-party collection agency if the illicit money was not paid to 'satisfy the claim'.

Although egregious beyond imagination is the photographic evidence revealing the subsequent damage, it’s only a mere piece in a larger corporate cover-up, including an incredible under-oath written statement directing law enforcement investigators to the WRONG VEHICLE.

In addition to a comprehensive hour-long presentation provided to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Consumer Protection Director Victoria Butler and senior investigators in Tampa, Florida, the complex systematic scheme and criminal evidence was shared with a field representative for United States Senator Marco Rubio and later communicated through an in-depth presentation to Mr. Rubio's legislative staff in Washington D.C. (

• See the photo taken at crime scene revealing nearly invisible, yet normal, ‘wear and tear’. The photo was sent real-time via the Verizon VTEXT server to the manager on duty after Howe became suspicious of the ‘ding and dent’ scam. The single photo established an uncontroverted record of the vehicle condition at rental check-in and protected the victim beyond reproach:

• See the subsequent photo that was emailed to crime victim Howe in a PDF from the Enterprise ‘Damage Recovery Unit’ with a financial demand of $502.80. The photograph reveals actual damage that could not have been the responsibility of the crime victim. It was the basis of a law enforcement investigation and meetings with lawmakers:

“The most important advice I can offer to any car rental customer is to take substantial photographs of the vehicle condition at the origination and the conclusion of the rental,” said David Howe, National Car Rental crime victim and survivor. “There may be many instances when agents will advise that ‘anything smaller than a golf ball is okay’. It’s critical that consumers blatantly ignore any instruction to dismiss minor 'wear and tear' and to instead take photos of every square inch of the assigned vehicle, inside and outside and even checking under-carriage to help mitigate easy-to-commit fraud by predatory rental agencies.

Related: Rental Car Checklist – Protocol for Protection

“And that recommendation cannot be made more strongly for each and every rental because there’s a pathetic lack of uniform and predictable standards for the car rental industry that places consumers at incredible risk of financial exposure with virtually no due process rights — even in cases of clear and convincing fraud,” Howe added.

“Of course, I hope to change that with my own criminal victimization,” Howe concluded. “In fact, my past efforts – as well as planned future efforts — with Congress and state lawmakers has proved to be profoundly therapeutic following what is undeniably the most abusive and anger-provoking life event I have ever experienced.”

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first U.S. issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America's independent cable operators. Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.

SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.

SubscriberWise is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark of the SubscriberWise Limited Liability Co.

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CSA Balloons Offering Personalized Balloons for Festivals, Fairs, Food Trucks and Summer Events Throughout the USA

Custom Balloon Printing

Custom Balloons for Summer Festivals

Personalized Balloons for Summer Attractions

CSA Balloons, a leading North American custom-printed logo balloons company, has announced that they will be providing balloons to summer attractions in the US.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 17, 2018 / —

The Perfect Marketing Fit

This recent announcement from CSA Balloons is giving the opportunity to owners and proprietors of summer attractions to increase their influx of customers. They now have the opportunity of reaching this goal using a new type of promotional marketing item: lively and colorful balloons!

Custom-printed and personalized balloons brighten the atmosphere of any business front, therefore elevating their chances of succeeding in such a market. This specific market, that of fun summer attractions, would particularly benefit from custom logo balloons.

Summer attractions have the goal of providing entertainment and amusement to their customers. Balloons are therefore the perfect item for advertisement, as they promote not only your company but also enjoyment and fun. This benefit will now be offered to American summer-long attractions by CSA Balloons.

All-Natural Great Quality Balloons

CSA Balloons is committed to improving the environmental state of our earth one balloon at a time.

As is mentioned on the CSA Balloons website, “At CSA Balloons, we print over 5 million balloons per year. We intentionally chose to print only on 100% Natural Latex balloons, or Mylar balloons (which are 100% recyclable).”

In a process that can be compared to that of procuring maple syrup, a milky sap which is latex is gently taken from the Hevea tree without harming it. Latex is also a renewable resource.

In short, the natural process of making balloons that are perfect for your needs does absolutely no harm to the environment, and does its very best to reduce our environmental footprint.

Fun and Effective Business Promotion

Summer attractions throughout the United States can now benefit from natural and beautiful balloons. These ecologically-friendly promotional items will not only improve company marketing, but bring joy and amusement to all who see them.

After all, what would an All-American summer be, without having a crisp logo balloon at a country or state fair?

About CSA Balloons

For more than fifteen years, CSA Balloons has been a leader in custom balloon printing. With offices in Canada and the USA, they supply personalized balloons to clients throughout North-America.

Their dedicated staff will help any business, association, or party planner create the perfect custom balloons for any event.

Renowned for their impeccable print quality, fast delivery, and outstanding customer service, they are the top-choice balloon printers for businesses big and small.

Csaba Laviolette
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Intermountain Healthcare Donates 6,000 Books to Utah Children

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, July 17, 2018 / — Intermountain Healthcare is donating 6,000 books to at-risk children. The donation supports organizations in Utah dedicated to childhood literacy and development, including the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Reach Out and Read program.

“Community organizations will receive books, as will our pediatric clinics and newborn intensive care units, so we can encourage reading to children right from the beginning,” said Mikelle Moore, Intermountain senior vice president of Community Health.

Intermountain’s Community Giving program provided funding for nearly four thousand books, while Intermountain leaders from across the system contributed an additional 2,100 books. Donations included familiar titles such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon, and Where the Wild Things Are. Nearly 30 percent of all donated titles were printed in languages other than English.

The Salt Lake County Health Department received books in support of their home visitation programs. “We provide approximately 4,500 visits per year,” said Kami Peterson, assistant division director of Family Health. “A lot of the families that we visit…in Salt Lake County are low-income families and don’t have access to books. Being able to give them a book and talk about literacy is really important.”

Caroline Moreno, education program manager with Salt Lake County Human Services, was optimistic about the impact the donation will have on the community. “Reading to a kid when they’re just born, when they’re five years old, when they’re 10 years old, is super important for brain development,” she said.

The research agrees with her. A 2016 study found that 3-year-olds whose parents read to them from an early age were significantly less likely to be aggressive or hyperactive. Follow up research determined the positive effects persisted as those children were entering kindergarten. Children whose families continued to read to them were less likely to have behavioral problems or experience trouble with concentration, key indicators of success in school.

Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that incorporates books into pediatric care, will also receive supplies. The organization’s 34 Utah locations, roughly half of which operate out of Intermountain clinics, serve about 41,000 children annually.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Top Partners and Dedicated Supporters

Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to National Board Member

TAMPA, FLA., UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America honors the top corporate partners and individual leaders who make significant contributions to help the organization serve children by matching them in impactful mentoring relationships with caring adult volunteers. During the 2018 National Conference Awards Gala presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and held on June 28, BBBSA honored Alan J. Bernon, Gary Moore, the Federated Insurance Companies, and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

“Each of these award winners has contributed significantly to our Network and our National Office, helping us increase our impact on communities,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Charles G. Berwind Lifetime Achievement Award

As a member of the National Board, the Board of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston, and as a longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Alan Bernon has been a consistent ambassador and supporter for Big Brothers Big Sisters for decades. He has provided crucial support for the National Office, building it into a thriving organization.

“I have had the honor and pleasure to serve on numerous nonprofit boards over the past three decades, probably two dozen, but none have meant more to me than the privilege of being part of this organization,” Bernon said.

Community Impact Award

Federated Insurance began the Federated Challenge in 2004. Through the annual event, which includes a black tie gala, an auction, and a golf tournament, Federated Insurance raises over $2.5 million per year for the three Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Minnesota and has raised more than $32 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters in total, now including funds for the National Office.

“We have chosen, as a company, to pay 100 percent of all the expenses of the [Federated Challenge] gala, the golf, the prizes, so that every single dollar raised in the auction and every single dollar given by our corporate sponsors goes to the three Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies,” said Jeff Fetters, Chairman and CEO of Federated Insurance. In June, Fetters joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Board of Directors.

President’s Award

The highest partner honor of the night went to the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for its partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Not only did they provide the funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ strategic planning process, the product of which was the five-year strategic plan, Bigger Impact 2022, but they also invested $2.725 million in various strategic initiatives from technology to training.

The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation envisions children and youth developing the knowledge, skills, and character to explore and understand the world around them, growing into caring, informed, and productive adults. “We have a National Character Initiative, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is one of 13 organizations that we have invested in,” said Arron Jiron, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Associate Program Director for Education, who accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation.

Common Good Award

Gary Moore of the law firm Moore Strickland, who has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than a decade and provides invaluable service as national coordinating legal counsel in child protection matters, received the Common Good Award. Moore Strickland has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of America by providing pro bono legal counsel of the highest quality to our youth protection and leadership teams.

“I come away from this experience with a feeling—of all of the clients I have represented, of all of the great legal experiences I have had, nothing has given me more pride and more feeling of good faith, around the country,” Moore said. “You don’t build walls, you open doors in the minds of children.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 114-year history. With over 270 affiliates across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served nearly 2 million children (“Littles”) in the past 10 years. Learn more at

Lauren Klinger
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