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Insgroup Named to Business Insurance’s Top 100 Brokers of U.S. Business for Second Year in a Row

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HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Insgroup, Inc., the leading closely held insurance brokerage firm in the state of Texas, announced the firm’s inclusion on the 2020 Top 100 Brokers of U.S. Business by Business Insurance. An impressive 26.5 percent revenue growth has resulted in Insgroup improving 12 positions to the 87th largest firm in the nation. This marks the second consecutive year Insgroup has earned this distinction, debuting at the 99th ranking in 2019.

Of the growth, Insgroup’s President and CEO, Brian Kapiloff, said, “Over the past several years, the firm has continually focused on revenue growth through the development of Risk and Benefit Advisors, unique specialties and niche focused coverage solutions as well as investments in cutting edge technology to assist our teams with

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Coronavirus YouTube workout Active Kids 2.0 explodes in school year

Business is booming for Father Lopez volleyball coach Larissa Maloney

Zach Dean
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

In April, when high school teacher and coach Larissa Maloney started her own workout YouTube channel dedicated to keeping kids active through the spring quarantine, she expected it to fizzle out during the summer. 

But when the school year ended in May, the clicks didn’t stop. Maloney’s daily videos, called Active Kids 2.0, were more popular than ever, and being watched all around the world, from California to Ireland. 

So instead of closing up shop like she thought, the Father Lopez volleyball and PE coach jumped in head first. 

“I was doing Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. every day for three months,” Maloney said of her daily workout videos, which usually last about 30 minutes and were originally intended just for her PE students at Father Lopez. 

“I ended up reaching over 50,000 families. It

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The New Home Company Wins “Master-Planned Community of the Year” and “Attached Community of the Year” at Prestigious Northern California Homebuilding Awards Show

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing its success of building California’s most awarded communities, The New Home Company (NEW HOME, NYSE: NWHM) earned “Master-Planned Community of the Year” and “Attached Community of the Year” honors at the 2020 Northern California MAME Awards. NEW HOME has now won 27 Community of the Year awards since the company was formed in 2009, establishing it as California’s most awarded builder of the last 10-plus years.

The MAME Awards, presented by the North State Building Industry Association, recognize the homebuilding industry’s best in design, marketing and professional achievement for the greater Sacramento region.

NEW HOME won “Master-Planned Community of the Year” for Russell Ranch in Folsom and “Attached Community of the Year” for NUVO Artisan Square in North Natomas.

“Leading design is one of the core pillars that defines our company and how we approach the planning of our communities and every home we

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“We Were Pariahs Of The Industry” A Thirty Year Journey To Better Business, And We Have Only Just Begun

When focussed on ‘doing the right thing’ ethically, environmentally and ecologically in business, organisations often have to weigh up the fact that this will often not lead to the most cost effective of routes.

In an era when customers are more price savvy and sensitive than ever, how can business leaders be persuaded to look more to the long term of community and the planet rather than the short term view of the financials?

Wayne Hemingway, fashion pioneer who co-founded Red or Dead in the 1980’s and now co-founder of HemingwayDesign, the creative force behind The Good Business Festival.

In 2012, Hemingway wrote a controversial piece for The Guardian – ‘The British high street is dead – let’s celebrate’ in which he highlighted reported predictions suggesting four out of ten

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Scotlynn USA owner Ryan Carter is Florida’s Small Business Person of the Year

A local business owner has been named Florida’s Small Business Person of the Year.

Ryan Carter, a vice president and co-owner of Scotlynn USA Division — a transportation and logistics company based in Fort Myers — clinched the title this year.

The statewide honor came as a bit of surprise to Carter, a native of Evansville, Indiana.

“It was a surprise because I felt like this is a massive state with a lot of very successful entrepreneurs — everywhere,” he said.

Ryan Carter, an owner of Scotlynn USA in Fort Myers, has been named Florida’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2020. (Photo: Courtesy U.S. Small Business Administration)

While he’s both honored and humbled to have received such an award, Carter, 36, said it didn’t exactly come at an ideal time.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the national awards ceremony and everything that comes along with it will be

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The Day – Mystic Knotwork owner named Small Business Person of the Year

Mystic — The U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized Matt Beaudoin, owner of Mystic Knotwork, as Connecticut’s Small Business Person of the Year.

Mark Hayward, interim director of SBA’s Connecticut District Office, presented a plaque to Beaudoin on Tuesday morning at the Cottrell Street location of Mystic Knotwork. The location is primarily a workshop, and Mystic Knotwork also has a retail storefront at the corner of East Main and Holmes streets, which opened in 2017.

Connecticut Small Business Development Center adviser Matt Nemeth nominated Beaudoin last fall, after working with him to secure capital funding.

Beaudoin said he learned of the award in March and was originally supposed to be honored this week in Washington, D.C., where he was looking forward to networking. It’s currently National Small Business Week, and because of the coronavirus pandemic, the SBA conference is instead being held virtually.

Hayward said Beaudoin “rose to the top”

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The Bizzell Group’s Dr. Anton C. Bizzell Selected as Small Business Person of the Year for Maryland by U.S. Small Business Administration

LANHAM, Md., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ahead of National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced this year’s Small Business Persons of the Year winners – over 50 outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., owner of The Bizzell Group, an award-winning strategy, technology, and consulting services firm with a passion for improving lives, has been selected as Maryland’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2020.

“It is an honor to be selected to represent my peers in Maryland’s business community by the SBA, and to stand among fellow small business owners across the nation,” said Dr. Bizzell. “The entire Bizzell Group team shares this honor with me, as we have all worked hard to deliver impactful services to our clients and to the world community,

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Small Business Week ‘more important than ever’ this year | Community Alert

The New Braunfels business spirit still thrives despite COVID-19, and this year’s Small Business Week observance will promote the way forward.

“I think we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Terry Muckenfuss, one of many small business owners who are leading their venues back after closures resulting from the pandemic. “We didn’t make it through unscathed, but we’re going to survive it.”

Next week’s Small Business Week will be more of a celebration of moving ahead instead of looking back.

“This year’s observance is important now more than ever — we owe that to all of our small businesses and need to support them any way we can,” said Stephen Brockman, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of leadership and small business programs.

Muck & Fuss

Customers eat lunch on the patio at Muck & Fuss Craft Beer and Burger Bar on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. MIKALA

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New Leadership in MCCSD for the 2020-21 School Year

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Centereach, New York (September 2020)—The Middle Country Central School District (MCCSD) is proud to announce that it has appointed two new administrators to the district’s leadership team—Dr. Beth Rella as Assistant Superintendent for Business and Mr. Karl O’Leary as Assistant Principal of Newfield High School.

“It brings us great excitement to welcome Beth and Karl to our district’s leadership team as we begin the 2020-21 school year,” said Dr. Roberta Gerold, Superintendent of MCCSD. “Both Beth and Karl bring with them years of experience, exceptional credentials and vast knowledge in the education field. I am confident that the two will be tremendous assets in helping us build upon the educational excellence within our district and provide extraordinary experiences for our students.”

Prior to joining Middle Country, Dr. Rella worked in finance and marketing

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Minnesota Investment Firm Named Small Business Investment Company of the Year

Washington, Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spell Capital Mezzanine SBIC Partners II, L.P of Minneapolis, MN, has been named the 2020 Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of National Small Business Week. Spell Capital Mezzanine, along with other national winners and finalists for the National Small Business Person of the Year, will be honored in a virtual event that will be held September 22-24, 2020, which was rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover toward a stronger economy.  

Spell Capital Mezzanine was selected for its longevity in the SBIC program, its successful investment track record, and tremendous dedication to supporting the growth and expansion of small businesses, particularly

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