Quadrant-Two Solutions Competes With Software Such As HootSuite, Buffer and Sprout Social

Quadrant-Two Solutions

Quadrant-Two Solutions provides the MOST robust suite of social media management tools on the market today.

“Providing world-class service, unexpected value, and thought leadership, by helping our partners provide the same to their industries.”

— – Clint Pitts, Founder, Quadrant-Two Solutions

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA, December 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — When it comes to marketing, businesses must exert significant resources and effort to get an edge among competitors. Especially these days, the competition on the market is getting close. You may be on top for now, but you can’t expect the same prominence to continue ad infinitum. In many organizations, Social Media Managers are the one taking on the lion’s share all of the marketing necessary to achieve long-term success. Quadrant-Two Solutions offers new option for social marketing and digital client engagement.

Quadrant-Two Solutions is provides the most robust social media management platform available. The platform is currently being utilized by both small businesses and large corporations for a professional social media campaigns. The proprietary software helps businesses save incredible amount time and money. Quadrant-Two Solutions can even provide coaching for those that are less savvy when it come to social media.
For users of HootSuite, Buffer and Sprout Social, this is your chance to get more out of your social media management platform. Most of these software solutions each lack certain features, and Quadrant-Two Solutions will fill those gaps. Quadrant-Two Solutions even offers some additional features not available anywhere else such as Branded Content and Social Selling. The social media management platform offers 5 tiers of service, and the basic “Post” subscription is available for free to any 501(c)3 organization.

Whether you handle your social media in house or outsource your social campaigns, the features available from Quadrant-Two Solutions to get the job done right, are beyond compare. Quadrant-Two Solutions are experts in social media management, always keeping up with the technology and hottest trends on the market, and provide on-going education for their end-users.

Quadrant-Two Solutions highly competitive team is committed to continued investment in the platform, insights, and technology services that will help them recognize the mission statement set forth by the company’s founder, Clint Pitts. “Providing world-class service, unexpected value, and thought leadership, by helping our partners provide the same to their industries.”

Clint Pitts
Quadrant-Two Solutions
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ADLE International Celebrates 18 Years Dedicated to Selling Affordable Books

ADLE International logo

Book Sale

ADLE International's specializes in rare, out or print, hard to find used and new books affordable even to limited earners

Affordable Books even to limited earners

— Carlos Rodiriguez

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — ADLE International Celebrates 18 Years Dedicated to Selling Affordable Books

ADLE International, launches 6 more bookselling websites while it prepares it new round table meetings with investors in Silicon Valley at the the middle of 2017. It is expected to increase it's market sahre dominance in selling books.

Portland, OR, United States, December 31, 2016 -(PressReleasePoint)- ADLE International launches six more bookselling websites after the company's flagship books site, Affordable Books on line, The company's new sites Used Books World, Quality CD's, Affordable Books Finds, Affordable Books Deals, Affordable DVD's, Affordable Ipads are more mobile device friendly. These new sites are projected to bring business 300% more for 2017 ADLE prepares for new round table meetings for new investors in Silicon Valley.

ADLE International dedicates a lot of time in discovering what the customer need and offer those hard to find books book buyers can't find while remembering not to take advantage..Thus, the vision of affordability came from visionary founder Alex Esguerra who was 1994-1997 APEC Youth Representative and Young Entrepreneur Co-Chair of the APEC Young Entrepreneurs Association founded in Ottawa, Canada.

The company targets book buyers who needs the newly release fiction, that hard to find textbook, or the rare bestselling book. Initially,the flagship store Affordable Books on line over the years has been a tremendous success. It's time to make a further step in the book selling industry says Alex Esguerra, founder.

Over the years, consistent market studies and intelligence presented that ADLE International has a need to stabilized market presence in different venues, arenas and offerings. The new sites are projected to be a resounding success as the company meets new target venture capitalist in the middle of 2017 in Silicon Valley for new round table meetings.In 2016, the company sales grew 200% thereby acknowledging the new need to infuse more needed working capital and further grow as time permits.

During these new pitch meetings, will present a new ideal concept in independent future bookselling marketing strategies. Here's to the future and happy book reading to everyone. Checkout Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Affordable Books On line.

Press Contact:
Carlos Rodiriguez
Director of Sales
ADLE International
818 SW 3rd Ave. Ste. 284
Portland, OR 97204

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ADLE International
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DG Marketing & Design teams up with BMW

An Amazing start for such a young company.

ASHEVILLE, NC, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ —
DG Marketing & Design Offers Unique, Innovative Solutions for Any Marketing and Graphic Designs, BMW Is the Latest Satisfied Client.

{Asheville, NC ([12/29/16]) – Online presence has become compulsory for every business due to the ever-increasing prominence of the internet. Social networking, tweeting, blogging and other new innovations have transformed the concept of online marketing. And when it comes to providing quality marketing and graphic design services, DG Marketing & Design is at the top of the list. Recently, it has completed a satisfying work with BMW, leading it to attract new clients and produce an impressive return of investments.

Just recently, the team of experts had completed a project with BMW, which is focused on displaying the pride and innovation that goes in the construction of BMW. While they are not the first or last graphic design company to do the complex job, the client was very impressed and chances of working with the company for a second time might increase.

"The Project started as a simple design consultation, that become assisted, and then eventually the full weight of the work". BMW Associates worked alongside DG Marketing & Design over a period of 5 weeks hoping to find a perfect balance to the new design for its high-profile associates. "We were very pleased with what we created, The design itself shows every little detail that makes BMW that Brand that it is"

As a company of the future, DG Marketing & Design has always been dedicated to understanding, finding and providing award-winning marketing and graphic design solutions for the clients to make sure they will keep ahead in the industry and achieve long-term success. The expert team works together to offer hyper bundled solutions that any startups and striving companies need.

Ryan Delafuente Gonzalez
DG Marketing & Design
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Fort Collins-based Company FVC Americas Opens “Mesh Fort Collins”, Keeps Old Town Co-working Space Operational in 2017

FVC Americas Saves Co-working Space at 242 Linden Street, Seeks to Minimize Disruption During Transition, Enhance Regional Venture Community Through Networks

Our long-term vision is to weave Fort Collins into the network of local and international investors, as well as corporate partners.

— Denichiro Otsuga

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, December 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — FVC Americas (FVCA, dba of EnConnect Holdings, LLC) announced today it has finalized lease terms with Blue Ocean Real Estate Management as the new operator of the co-working space at 242 Linden Street in Fort Collins. The space was formerly leased by Denver-based Galvanize, which announced in late November that it will be closing its Fort Collins campus. Headquartered in Fort Collins and led by President Denichiro “Denny” Otsuga, FVCA will assume a control of the space as of January 1, 2017. Entrepreneurs who established an agreement in 2016 to rent co-working space will have the option to renew their agreements with FVC Americas at the same standard rate during the transition. FVCA is a fully owned subsidiary of Future Venture Capital, Co. Ltd. (FVC), one of Japan’s most prestigious venture capital firms. Just last month, FVC and FVCA named Fort Collins, Colorado as its headquarters for the Americas region, and named Denichiro “Denny” Otsuga as President to lead it.

“After talking with several interested parties, we couldn’t be more pleased that EnConnect will take over the Fort Collins campus,” said Galvanize co-founder, Lawrence Mandes. “It has been our goal to find a successor who would be a supportive partner for and with local entrepreneurs, and for and with the Fort Collins community; EnConnect is that partner. Galvanize stands at the ready to assist EnConnect, and we will continue to support Northern Colorado entrepreneurs and the startup community.”

"We are pleased to welcome EnConnect Holdings to the 242 Linden building,” said Phil Hodgkinson, General Manager of Blue Ocean Real Estate Management. “The co-working environment in Fort Collins will be well served by Denny and his team."

“We are excited to formally announce a presence in Old Town Fort Collins, a future hub of venture businesses,” said FVCA President, Denichiro “Denny” Otsuga. “Despite recent news of co-working space closures in the area, we see significant potential in the co-working space at 242 Linden Street,” which is due north of Fort Collins’ historic Old Town Square. “Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition for the staff and the entrepreneurs who either already have or seek a space to rent.” Interior and service changes will be kept minimal, and the membership fee structure will remain the same for now. “With a focus on providing a wide array of resources to venture and startup businesses, FVCA looks forward to enhancing the vibrant startup community here.”

“FVC Mesh” will be the brand name of FVCA’s co-working spaces, and the building at 242 Linden Street will be named “Mesh Fort Collins”. Each additional campus will bear the name of the community it serves. “The name ‘Mesh’ reflects our intention to create a tight-knit community where multiple threads of connections can gather and form into a synergistic network that has strength, function and purpose. FVCA aims to develop a regional network in Colorado that will connect the venture communities here,” said Otsuga.

“The City of Fort Collins is very excited to hear that 242 Linden Street will continue operations as a co-working technology hub,” said Josh Birks, City of Fort Collins Economic Health Director. “Our startup community benefits greatly from the culture and networks that have formed here, and will now continue to grow with guidance and support from FVC Americas.”

“Opening a co-working space in communities where we have a presence is part of our strategy to develop a venture based economy,” remarked Yuji Fujinaga, Chief Strategy Officer of FVC. “The decision to open Mesh Fort Collins is one component of our commitment to the City of Fort Collins that we made when we chose to open an office there. In 2017 and beyond, we will continue to execute on our commitment to the Northern Colorado region.”

FVC/FVCA Background:
When the company began in 1998, the vision of FVC (Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd.) was to create sustainable venture communities in rural areas of Japan. FVC Americas (dba of EnConnect Holdings, LLC) expands this vision to the countries in the Americas region, starting with Fort Collins, Colorado. FVC Americas brings a unique vision and aims to create an unprecedented network of resources to the venture community and startup companies.

FVC (parent company to FVCA) operates several co-working spaces in Japan, and with a new operation in Fort Collins, it joins a growing international network of co-working spaces. “At FVC, we have found that a place to gather is a critical element in the creation of a community,” stated Otsuga. “While gathering space is a necessary component of the infrastructure, it is not sufficient. As we move into 2017, FVCA will bring other infrastructure elements to Fort Collins, such as a risk capital in the form of venture capital fund, education, and events in collaboration with the City of Fort Collins and Rockies Venture Club, just to name a few. Our long-term vision is to weave Fort Collins into the network of local and international investors, as well as corporate partners. FVC Mesh and Mesh Fort Collins is the first step in FVCA’s plan to enhance the venture community that is growing in Fort Collins.”

In addition to the infrastructure, FVCA will develop a unique network locally and internationally with key partners. “Contrary to common belief, I believe keeping all the internal resources locally is not the best way to create a vibrant and sustainable economy,” Commented Otsuga. “The power of network lies in creating a flow of resources inward, outward and inside the community. FVCA will be a platform that connects communities large and small, while also providing a way for resources to flow in both directions.”

About FVC Americas (FVCA): 
EnConnect Holdings, LLC is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado and doing business as, FVC Americas. FVCA works with FVC to incubate a value creating ecosystem for the small and early-stage venture companies in small and medium size communities. Additional FVCA offices will emerge as FVC grow its regional presence in other countries. FVCA is a wholly owned subsidiary of FVC. Read more at http://www.enconnect.org

Denichiro Otsuga
EnConnect Holdings
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Flipbook Software from Mobissue Makes Mobile Publishing Never Easier

For the mobile publishing, Mobissue makes it simple with a digital cloud platform which is mobile friendly.

HONGKONG, CHINA, December 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Creating content and digitally publishing it over mobile devices and tablets can be expected to take a whole new turn as Mobissue, the leading digital content publishing platform provider, has presented its page flip software with numerous amazing features. Features like personal portfolio creation, its advertising system and many more are expected to make digital content creation and publication much easier for all mobile device users.

Reportedly, the page flip software from Mobissue comes with certain features which seemed like an ardent need for all the users, especially for usage over mobile devices and tablets. The software provides the option for users to create their personal portfolio homepage and share the content with a personal touch. Users can design their portfolio homepage using the custom banners and can add their profile picture for a professional look.

Additionally, adding one more unique feature to the list, Mobissue, the professional magazine maker allows users to create and publish their collection of creations in the form of a newsstand. This has been made possible by the cloud storage on which the whole software works. This newsstand can then be easily shared over mobile devices and can showcase the complete collection in one go.

The company representatives also stated that their software comes with its own advertisement system allowing users to create and present ads for their issues in a separate pop-up window. These ads are easily editable as per user’s choice without having to re-create them all over again. Further, it also allows users to manage all their contacts or subscribers from a single interface thereby making subscriber management much simpler for all.

Company CEO, Winston Zhang, was confident about the ease and improvements this software can provide for all its users to create and publish content, especially for mobile devices as he stated, “The Mobissue page flip software has been created with keeping our end users and their comfort in mind. This software is a game changer in digital content publication and will be a boon for all users.”

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Lifeline.Photo to Meet with Photographers at Imaging USA

New company to showcase new Studio Business Management product to photographers at national conference in San Antonio

“Enabling photographers to run a sustainable and viable business is the heart of our software, and Imaging USA is one of the best places to reach them.”

— Brent Watkins, Founder of Lifeline.Photo and 25 year studio owner

AKRON, OH, UNITED STATES, December 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Akron, OH – Lifeline announced today that it will exhibit at the Imaging USA Expo in San Antonio, Texas, January 8-10, 2017.

With more than 10,000 photographers descending upon the River Walk for Imaging USA, Lifeline viewed the convention as a can’t miss opportunity to get its new product in front of this large group of professionals.

Lifeline is a new Studio Business Management service that will help photographers establish "best practices" for business and help artists learn to focus on the important tasks and not just the "urgent" ones. Lifeline was created with the goal of helping photography entrepreneurs spend less time working IN their business and more time working ON their business.

Specializing in Studio Business Management, Lifeline sees the Imaging Expo as an excellent opportunity to get face-to-face with customers and show how they can make photographers’ lives better.

“Enabling photographers to run a sustainable and viable business is the heart of our software,” says Brent Watkins, one of the Founders of Lifeline and owner of Sylvart Studios (a 3rd Generation family portrait studio in Barberton, OH). “And Imaging USA is one of the best places to reach them.”

To get a first crack at great show specials and the chance to ask Lifeline’s specialists their questions, photographers can join them at the upcoming Imaging USA in January.

About Lifeline:
Lifeline is founded by Photographers and Software Developers EXCLUSIVELY for photographers who need a comprehensive studio management tool built for the way PHOTOGRAPHERS work.

Visit us at www.lifeline.photo

About Imaging USA:
Imaging USA is the longest running national photographic convention, expo and image exhibition in the United States, drawing thousands of professionals from around the world. Dating back to 1880, when it began as the annual convention and trade show for Professional Photographers of America (PPA, www.PPA.com), the event is always growing and evolving. Major components of Imaging USA are the three-day Imaging Expo trade show, several all-inclusive parties, and presentations by some of the biggest names in the photographic industry. Imaging USA's renowned educational classes are geared to improve a photographer's business skills, photographic repertoire, and use of technologies. For more information, visit www.ImagingUSA.org.

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New Book Shares Business Startup Secrets, Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Startup Pro: Bootstrapping Ideas for Startup Entrepreneurs

A new book by a former staffing firm owner providing tools designed to help people free themselves from dead-end jobs and start successful businesses.

"The time is always ripe to do what is right."

— Martin Luther King

WILMINGTON, DE, USA, December 28, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Start Up Pro: Bootstrapping Ideas for Startup Entrepreneurs” by Ramona Clay (Anomar Publishing, 2016) provides invaluable success secrets and fresh, simple steps anyone can take to get unstuck from a place of insecurity, finding the drive to take action, increase their income and transform their lives. The book includes new, creative ideas for startup businesses, information about how to start a business with little or no money, marketing tips to drive a business and generate income fast, effective business planning and financial management advice and much more.

While “Startup Pro” serves as a useful resource for anyone wanting to start their own businesses, it is especially designed to empower women and those with limited resources.

“My goal is to guide others to the decision of which path to take on the road to self-employment," Clay said. "I find that most folks already know what they want deep down inside. My book and my coaching are designed to bring out those entrepreneurial desires and help people connect with their God-given purpose to create fulfilling and rewarding lives."

Startup Pro also includes business resources, including access to capital for qualified startup businesses. Clay is offering workshops, coaching, and speaking engagements to help others create inspirational alternatives to monotonous work. Please send an email for additional information: StartupProCoaching@gmail.com

Ramona Clay
Anomar Publishing
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Maestro Program Graduates Two Top Realtors

Julian Armas/Branch Manager

Donnamarie Chaimanis/Regional VP Luxury Divison

Laffey Real Estate Embraces Program Focused on Leadership Mastery

By creating a leadership platform for managers, LeadingRE has raised the bar for its member brokerages. The program has a highly effective curriculum that can be applied to produce tangible results.

— Julian Armas/Branch Manager

GREENVALE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Laffey Real Estate recognizes Julian Armas and Donnamarie Chaimanis as 2016 graduates of prestigious MAESTRO Leadership Certification Program.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) launched the pilot one year ago in the style of an executive MBA course. The six-month leadership training course is for real estate managers to develop talented and highly effective real estate leaders within their own markets. LeadingRE created MAESTRO to develop and enhance the leadership and coaching skills of managers within LeadingRE brokerages to further equip them to take their agents and offices to even higher performance levels with increased confidence and proven methodology.

Julian Armas and Donnamarie Chaimanis, along with 30 other real estate sales managers from top brokerages around the country, graduated from the critically acclaimed program. Based on proprietary and validated research conducted by LeadingRE with 300 sales managers, the rigorous MAESTRO program encompasses three pillars of great office leadership, as determined by the research. It is the first program of its kind in the industry, with the goal of using science and art to establish and practice leadership mastery.
Open only to members of LeadingRE, the program has been designed by a lead faculty comprised of Mike Staver of The Staver Group and practicing real estate leaders Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Realty, and Phyllis Brookshire, president of Allen Tate Realtors, along with a number of other subject matter experts from within the industry and beyond it.

Participants, who applied to be accepted into the program, attended three live sessions held at LeadingRE’s Chicago headquarters that included lectures and interactive workshops incorporating ‘real life’ exercises, case studies and group activities. Ongoing support from staff and fellow participants ensures continued engagement and measurable results from the program.

Julian Armas, Branch Manager, has a history of embracing professional enrichment. A two time Floyd Wickman Team Leader, Julian’s fifteen years in real estate have shown him that in order to stay relevant you have to continue to learn. “By creating a leadership platform for branch and sales managers, LeadingRE has raised the bar for its member brokerages,” offered Armas when asked about the merits of the program. The Maestro program is one-of-a-kind, highly effective curriculum that can be applied to produce tangible results.”

Donnamarie Chaimanis, Regional VP Luxury Division, used the opportunity to enhance her leadership skill sets. With just over a decade in residential real estate, Donnamarie recognized how the MAESTRO program could impact the way she conducted business in the future. “Great leaders learn from awesome mentors who have a true commitment to success,” explained Chaimanis. “Maestro raises the bar through enhancements and a sales development program of leaders. Rethinking your audience commands a great Maestro. I am honored to have been selected to join an amazing group of leaders from all over the country.”

“We are delighted to have such an accomplished group of professionals graduate from our MAESTRO Leadership program,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Their commitment to enhancing their leadership and coaching skills so they can take their agents and offices to even higher performance levels is commendable, and we congratulate them on this achievement.”

Both Armas and Chaimanis were among a prestigious group of participants from 14 states, as well as Mexico. Graduation took place on the past day of the Program with each participant being recognized individually for their commitment and accomplishment of the program. Program graduates will be acknowledged at the upcoming Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Sales Manager SUMMIT taking place March 3-5 at the Fountainebleau Miami Beach, Florida.

About Laffey Real Estate
Laffey Real Estate is one of the largest privately held independent family-owned residential real estate firms on Long Island with a network of over 400 agents in 13 offices throughout Nassau, Western Suffolk and Queens Counties. Their global partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio, extends their reach to more than 50 countries worldwide. The firm is a full-service provider offering expertise in sales, rentals, relocation, mortgage, developments and title insurance to the marketplace. The cutting-edge technology supporting field agents, premium brand identity and industry-leading tools embody best in class standards. Consumers trust in the Laffey Real Estate name to provide tools and resources that help navigate the process of buying and selling residential real estate in any economic environment. Consistently ranked in the top 10% of the brokers locally and as a Top 500 Broker in the US based on the 2015 Real Trends reports, Laffey Real Estate has an exceptional

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Sharon D. Mallory, CEO of SDM Investments, LLC
working with non-profit to create financial resiliency for Illinois women

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, December 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Women's Money® proudly announced that Sharon D. Mallory has been named a National Women’s Money® Week Ambassador for Illinois.

National Women's Money® Week (#WMWeek17) is a national nonprofit campaign that includes live events, online education, and social media events to highlight the resources and need for financial resiliency of women and families. This national program is organized by Women's Money®, a non-profit organization, providing services and resources to women who seek a path toward financial resiliency.

Sharon D. Mallory is the Chief Executive Officer at SDM Investments, LLC a registered investment advisory firm in Merrillville, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. Sharon began her career in corporate America as a financial advisor in 1992 and launched SDM Investments LLC, in 2006. She has an extensive background in leadership and sales.

Sharon created the NIA Group, a non-profit financial literacy organization, to educate the people in urban communities about personal money management. Sharon has developed curriculum for children and volunteers as a facilitator on budgeting basics to middle school students under the program Mud Pies to Mutual Funds. She recently authored the books Drama, Dollars and Dreams: A Diva’s Guide to Financial Management and 77 Wealth Wisdom Tips. Her articles have appeared in Indiana Minority Business Magazine and The American Association of Individual Investors Magazine. She is also featured in the TD Ameritrade Human Finance Project.

Sharon attended Purdue University in Lafayette, IN where she received her BA degree prior to pursuing advanced degrees at Chicago State University and the University of Colorado’s School of Financial Planning. She received her Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) designation from the University of Colorado. She holds her FINRA series 6, 63, 65 securities licenses, and life and health insurance licenses in various states in which the firm is registered.

"We are very excited to work with Sharon in leading the effort in Illinois," said Women's Money® President and Founder Gina Robison-Billups. "Her expertise and ability to connect with women on a very scary topic makes her a perfect candidate to represent the concerns affecting the financial wellness of Illinois families.”

About Women's Money®

Women's Money®, a 501c3 non-profit organization, completely funded by sponsorships and donations, has developed and delivers a unique and proprietary financial education and accountability system to help women move from financial fragility to financial resiliency.

Women’s Money®, a national organization, successfully piloted its innovative financial education program in Nevada in 2012. The organization produces the Women’s Money® Conferences – one of the top financial education conferences in the nation, and La Conferencia de Mujeres y Dinero® – the only personal financial education conference completely in Spanish in the U.S. The organization also hosts National Women’s Money® Week from January 1-7 – an awareness and education campaign highlighting the importance of financial education for women. Additionally, Women's Money® delivers its proprietary mentoring program to women and girls nationwide. The program has received the National Association of State Treasurer's Pinnacle Award, National Plutus Award Finalist recognition, and has been featured in the New York Times, Woman's World Magazine, USA Today, and Forbes.

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Trump’s Pick for Attorney General likely to continue leveraging Operation Choke Point

Sessions strong feelings on marijuana incentive enough to use every tool in his arsenal

Operation Choke Point has redefined what is lawful to include negligence in the absence of due diligence and controls and Sessions will almost certainly leverage its power.”

— Howie Morgan, Election Impact Group

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, December 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Donald J. Trump has confirmed his pick for the nation’s top law enforcer to Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a controversial choice for several reasons including his very strong feelings toward marijuana. Just this April, Sessions opined with certainty that “Good people don't smoke marijuana,” and that it was a "very real danger" that is “not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized.” Sessions feelings aren’t new and go way, way back. As an Alabama U.S. Attorney in the 1980s, Sessions said he thought the KKK "were OK until I found out they smoked pot.”

It’s likely that the new Attorney General, if his nomination is confirmed, will use every resource in his arsenal to further an agenda of combatting what he considers to be a very real danger. According to Howie Morgan, a Republican political consultant with Election Impact Group who has worked with, among other conservative national candidates, Rick Perry and Mike Huckabee, Sessions will almost certainly leverage the Justice Department’s Operation Choke Point to hinder marijuana companies access to the federal banking system.

Howie Morgan: “Operation Choke Point’s original intention was noble. That was to ensure that banks and credit card processors keep bad money out of the Federal Reserve by mandating that banks and credit card processors conduct due diligence and implement appropriate controls. It was never intended to prohibit them from offering services to lawful businesses."

And although its intentions were noble, Morgan says that "Operation Choke Point has redefined what is lawful to include negligence in the absence of due diligence and controls and Sessions will almost certainly leverage its power.” That's not likely to change under the new administration.

Many in the marijuana industry are watching this closely out of fear and according to Carlos Salazar, a compliance expert with Pilum Global Shield who specializes in the Merchant Processing Industry, so should the credit card processors that are now navigating these and other higher risk industries.

Carlos Salazar: “Whether their acts are intentional or not, Credit Card Processors are exposed to civil and criminal investigations, fines and even lifetime bans under current law and under Operation Choke Point if they don’t take steps above and beyond their conventional corporate compliance programs.”

Pilum Global Shield (www.pilumglobal.com) helps protect Acquirers, ISOs, PSPs, and their Merchant Clients from civil and criminal prosecution by Domestic and International Governmental Agencies – such as the Department of Justice, Europol, Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, US Treasury Department, and Federal Trade Commission, providing tier-one Management Consulting Services with expertise ranging from program management to corporate compliance program design and management.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Wayne Imbornone at (800) 450-0085 or email at wayne@pilumglobalshield.com.

Wayne Imbornone
Pilum Global Shield
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