PenFactory to Celebrate International Women’s Day With 15% Off Sitewide

PenFactory, a promotional pens and other customizable business goods company based in New Jersey has announced a 15% off sitewide sale for International Women’s day from February 27th until March 12th. Small businesses, startups, and enterprise level companies alike can shop the PenFactory website these weeks to buy custom swag and merch with their coordinated branding. … Read more

Boutique Gourmet Chocolate Brand Ticket Chocolate Ranks No. 150 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Pacific Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. Magazine revealed on Tuesday that Ticket Chocolate is No. 150 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Pacific list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Pacific private companies, based in the Pacific region. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful private companies within … Read more

Optimum Hires Tracie Blankenship in Key Role of Vice President of Community Management

Property management powerhouse Optimum announced the hire of Tracie Blankenship, a veteran in the regional Southern California community management world, to join its team under the title of Vice President of Community Management. Her addition marks a commitment to supporting and strengthening the core management of the company from the inside out. Blankenship has been … Read more

The Center by Lendistry Launches Accelerator to Prepare Southern California Diverse Entrepreneurs to Win Millions in Public Contracts

The Center by Lendistry, a technical assistance organization, has announced the launch of a new Contractors Accelerator program designed to help women- and diverse-owned Southern California small businesses gain the knowledge and skills to pursue millions in public contracts. The four-part virtual series will provide resources and hands-on learning to better understand the public contract research, … Read more

Trellus Launches $10K Local Delivery Grant to Empower L.I. Small Businesses

Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery is paying it forward with the launch of the Trellus Local Delivery Grant, empowering small businesses to reach more customers and grow their revenue. The grant is made possible by Trellus’ Grand Prize victory in the 1010 WINS Small Business $10K Challenge, sponsored by Dime Community Bank. Trellus entered the competition with the … Read more

Pittsburgh Financial Group Names Andrew J. Pravlik New CEO and Managing Partner

Pittsburgh Financial Group announced that Andrew J. Pravlik is the new CEO and Managing Partner effective immediately. The Wealth Management and Financial Services Firm based in Foster Plaza specializes in working with retirement accounts, income planning and insurance and annuities for it’s select group of clients. Pravlik has over 30 years experience in the investment … Read more

Loop & Tie Launches Brand Collections to Connect Small Businesses to Corporate Gifting Budgets

Loop & Tie, a sustainable corporate gifting platform, has announced the launch of Brand Collections, new, thoughtfully curated gift assortments from a single company or influencer. Debuting with Brand Collections from Lord Jones, Fempower Beauty, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ostrichpillow, Jiggy, Barebones, west~bourne and Surfside Succulents, as well as influencers including Sophia Li and Natty Style, each gift collection is intentionally designed to highlight the brand or influencer’s … Read more

25N Coworking to Open Seventh Coworking & Flex Office Location in Rolling Meadows, IL, in January 2023.

25N Coworking’s 23,000-square-foot location will offer fully-furnished private offices/team suites, dedicated desks, shared flex space, meeting rooms, event space, and virtual office packages. 25N’s model includes all utilities like Wi-Fi and cleaning services to mitigate overhead for independent workers and corporate teams. The space will also feature an onsite Community Manager for curated work experiences, … Read more

Nontraditional Small Business Cash Sources See Surge in Popularity

Leading invoice funding company Viva Capital says the number of small businesses seeking nontraditional cash sources is climbing. Roughly six in 10 are skipping over traditional small business loans in favor of options like invoice factoring and creating new revenue streams. Viva’s latest report, “10 Nontraditional Cash Sources for Small Businesses,” explores some of the … Read more

EM Key Solutions Acquires Brandon Green Management Group

EM Key Solutions (EMKS) announces the acquisition of Brandon Green Management Group, LLC. (BGMG), a Silver Spring, MD-based provider of mission support services to the federal government. Under terms of the membership interest purchase agreement, BGMG becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of EM Key Solutions. “We are excited to welcome BGMG – its employees and clients – to … Read more