Congressional Bank Continues the Tradition of Recognizing Juneteenth

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Branch locations and corporate offices will close at noon on June 18, 2021

Hearing that both the United States House and Senate just passed legislation for Juneteenth to be a federal holiday is long overdue recognition of this monumental day in our history as a nation”

— Anne Balcer, EVP, General Counsel for Congressional Bank

CHEVY CHASE, MD, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2021 / — Congressional Bank announces it will continue to recognize the Juneteenth holiday and has offered employees time off to celebrate, learn, grow, and volunteer as part of the Bank’s commitment to ESG and Community Action.
This year the United Stated House and Senate approved a bi-partisan bill recommending that the Juneteenth holiday become the newest federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983 and will be the 11th federally recognized holiday by the United States government.
“It is an honor and privilege to celebrate culture and diversity with co-workers. As Chair of our Community Action Committee, the support of the Bank to continue to recognize the Juneteenth holiday is aligned with our commitment to furthering equality and diversity in our workplace and in the communities that we serve,” said Anne Balcer, EVP, General Counsel for Congressional Bank. “Hearing that both the United States House and Senate just passed legislation for Juneteenth to be a federal holiday is long overdue recognition of this monumental day in our history as a nation,” added Balcer.

About Congressional Bank: Congressional Bank (, with $3.45 Billion of owned and managed assets, is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland and provides specialty lending and banking services to clients across the United States and community banking services to clients within the Washington, D.C. metro region. Its Healthcare, Specialty Lending and Sustainable Finance divisions provide nationwide lending products, including customized real estate loans, working capital, warehouse lines of credit and forward loan purchase agreements. Its Community Bank division provides real estate loans, mortgage loans and other business loans, as well as sophisticated and competitive deposit products to businesses and individuals. Its Alliance Partners subsidiary is an asset manager and lender focused on serving financial institutions by optimizing their asset strategies. Alliance Partners is the asset manager for BancAlliance, a network of more than 275 community banks across the United States.
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Christopher Miller Provides Guide to Bible with "The Small Scroll: The Enlightenment of Jesus"

The Small Scroll: The Enlightenment of Jesus

The Small Scroll: The Enlightenment of Jesus

Story draws from 200 biblical citations to create narrative depicting Christ's life

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2021 / — "Nobody could presume to speak in Jesus Christ's words," says author Christopher Miller. But with the Bible itself and 200 actual Biblical citations, namely the words of Christ from Scripture, he weaves a narrative that brings biblical events to life. With "The Small Scroll – The Enlightenment of Jesus" he takes his readers back in time to witness the happenings that formed the basis of the gospels and the origins of Christianity.

"The Small Scroll – The Enlightenment of Jesus" is a tapestry of faith-infused writing, a lyrical and prophetic saga that provides a timely message. Readers will see how, while his birth garnered much attention, Christ's youth remained normal and ordinary as he grew up under the care of his mother. The humanizing depiction includes scenes such as Christ visiting his father's workshop, learning the scriptures, and seeing hints of his origins such as watching his mother staring into the distance and recounting her meeting with an angel. Then readers will witness Christ's transformation into adulthood when he travels to Jerusalem with his parents during the Passover, gaining adult urges, wondering about the big questions in life, and realizing that he must pursue his devotion to God. Yet even as he moves towards fulfilling his destiny, he has no idea of the immense impact his actions will have on the world.

With this narrative, Miller tells the story of Jesus Christ in a way that puts readers in his position, to experience what could have gone through his heart and mind, as he partook in events that would change the world.

About the Author
Growing up in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, and later living in San Francisco, Christopher Miller worked as a bank manager and operated a mortgage company before his retirement in 1996. Now he lives with his life on an acreage in a UNESCO World Network Biosphere Reserve on Lake Huron. Recently, he had radio interviews on This Week in America with Ric Bratton and Daily Spark Radio with Dr. Angela Chester.

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Russell Jack, Southland Based Yoga Guru, Reveals Mindfulness Activities to Try If You Struggle Meditating

Southland-based yoga guru Russell Herbert Jack suggests how to get started if you wish to become more mindful but struggle to sit still.

INVERCARGILL, SOUTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND, June 17, 2021 / — Recently, many people started noticing a decline in their mental health triggered by the ongoing pandemic, health concerns, job losses, and abrupt lifestyle changes. Research shows that the average number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression increased from 11% in January 2019 to a whopping 41% in January 2021.

Russell Herbert Jack, yoga and mindfulness teacher from Southland, New Zealand, shared:

“More and more people are embracing mindfulness as a way of coping with stress, anxiety, and depression today than ever before, and the trend is likely to continue. Lots of research has been done that proves that mindfulness helps in the prevention and resolving of the symptoms; it also helps all of us adopt a more accepting view of reality.”

As a mindfulness guru, Russell sees challenges that new practitioners face when trying to learn meditation practices. Although it may seem as though mindfulness only requires a quiet space and a pillow to sit on, it is a challenging activity for someone who’s used to being preoccupied with thoughts and external stimuli.

“The first thing I suggest for those who are just starting out is to take their time and not cling to a certain expectation of what mindfulness is. Many people believe that mindfulness and meditation are synonymous; however, you can be completely awake doing something and be mindful at the same time. Mindful walking, eating, and breathing experiences are all parts of what mindfulness is. The length of the activity doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you learn not to identify with your thoughts and develop an ability to accept your feelings instead of rejecting or judging them. The non-judgemental observance is a key idea to mindfulness.”

For those who struggle with starting out, Russell recommends trying mindful eating, journaling, walking, breathing, or even yoga. He suggests that the simple act of focusing on the activity and noticing thoughts as they come up is a good start. Getting rid of distractions and creating a sacred space for yourself are also great ways to ease into meditation practice. One of the activities that is beneficial for people who want to get into mindfulness is the practice of yoga. It not only helps to reconnect with your body but also trains you to breathe more deeply. Intentional breathing accompanying yoga poses is as essential as asanas themselves.

“For some of my students, yoga becomes a gateway to mindfulness as they start with learning how to move their body in a fluid motion, breathe more deeply and not identify with thoughts that come up during practice. Then, after they’ve done yoga for quite some time, they feel ready to challenge themselves and gradually expand their practice to meditation.”

About Russell Herbert Jack

Russell Herbert Jack is a founder of Southland Yoga Training in Invercargill, New Zealand. He is passionate about spirituality, the vegan lifestyle, animal rights, and living in sync with nature. Russell specializes in Vinyasa Yoga, Qigong, and guided meditations. Vinyasa yoga or flow yoga heightens consciousness by moving from one position to another seamlessly, using breath. Just like Vinyasa Yoga, Qigong has many healing properties to the body, mind, and spirit.

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Tilt & Decenter is not just for Tolerancing, New Arbitrary Geometry Capabilities in E x H reTORT v2.2 Ray Tracer

Exaggerated Tilt and Decenter for Visualization

Exaggerated Tilt and Decenter for Visualization

Optimize your axial optical system in a single lens stack to start

Optimize your axial optical system in a single lens stack to start

Easily move lens stack elements to fit your geometry constraints

Easily move lens stack elements to fit your geometry constraints

v2.2 of the reTORT Ray Tracer adds tilt and decentering functionality to this state-of-the-art ray tracer tool, tailored to enhance rapid design and prototyping

v2.2 of the reTORT Ray Tracer adds tilt & decentering functionality to this state-of-the-art ray tracer, tailored to enhance rapid prototyping and with native support for GRIN lenses and metasurfaces.”

— Tom DiClemente, CEO

STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2021 / — E x H, Inc. is very proud to announce release of v2.2 of its increasingly popular reTORT Ray Tracer. Coupled with the included GEMSIF computational framework, reTORT allows the speedy design of complex optical lens systems, both traditional symmetrical lenses and optical systems of arbitrary or freeform geometry.

The reTORT Ray Tracer now includes tilt and decentering functionality to support tolerancing analysis and arbitrary model geometry. It is also the only ray tracer on the market to include native support for gradient index lenses and the addition of metasurfaces. reTORT allows optical lens designers to design highly complex homogeneous lens systems better and faster. But reTORT also provides the capability to utilize the most advanced design technologies to further reduce size and weight while at the same time increasing performance.

With all of these features, reTORT not only provides general purpose optical design. Its ability to support rapid design and prototyping in now enhanced further.

E x H is quickly leading the pack in making the power of geometrical and transformational optics available to every optical lens system designer, university researcher and student.

Tilting and decentering is important for tolerancing analysis. But combined with E x H’s GEMSIF computational framework, tilting and decentering become an even more useful design tools when you’re using the reTORT ray tracer.

Set up and optimize your model quickly as an axial design in a reTORT/GEMSIF lens stack. Now, do you need to guide a laser source around corners to fit limited space availability, for example to implement additive metal technology? Just use the tilt and decenter functions to make that lens stack non-axial, insert mirrors or prisms as objects where needed, and focus the laser energy where it is needed. Run our fast global optimization to fine-tune and adjust the design for the contributions to power loss and aberrations added by the additional objects. You now have completed a complex design in record time.

Need to change your design? Quickly adjust properties, add objects and re-run the global optimization. With the proprietary global optimization that the E x H computational framework adds to the reTORT ray tracer, you can optimize in seconds. No more waiting hours for a global optimization to complete. No more yielding hundreds of possible optimized designs that must be sifted through. E x H provides one globally optimized solution in a fraction of the time of other ray tracers.

E x H makes quick design and prototyping to test your design approach fast and easy. E x H provides the tools. You provide the design skill and creativity.

Please visit the site to download v2.2 and update the version you are currently running.

For those who are not yet using our reTORT Ray Tracer, the same download link will provide you with a free two-week trial. Then visit our license pricing and ordering list at when you decide to commit to the most technologically advanced ray tracer available today.

About E x H, Inc.
We are dedicated to providing you with advanced optical system simulation tools. These tools allow you to design optical systems that are smaller, lighter, faster and have greater clarity than ever before. We have participated on multiple programs funded by DARPA that have allowed us to develop software on the leading edge of technology. Outside of the optical space, this same reTORT Ray Tracer was used to fast prototype the transformational optics that proved the concept for Isotropic Systems' high throughput, multi-beam satellite terminals ( This was a perfect example of using E x H tools for fast design and prototyping. On the business side, we have been backed by Gran Sasso Ventures (, the same venture capitalists that funded collaboration software firm Compoze Software, now a part of Oracle [ORCL:NYSE], and multitouch technology inventor FingerWorks, the driver of touch screen technology and now a part of Apple [AAPL:NASDAQ]. E x H is at the forefront of transformation optics.

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"Holly's Men" Recounts Recovery, Healing from Traumatic Relationships

Holly's Men

Holly’s Men

Books by Mandy Storm

Books by Mandy Storm

Mandy Storm's autobiography treats readers to story of survival and emancipation

I am a simple person who has had a lot of bad experiences in life, but it hasn't shaped my life. It has made me a stronger person and I want to share my experiences through my writing.”

— Mandy Storm

UNITED KINGDOM, June 17, 2021 / — With the saga of Holly, author Mandy Storm covers tumultuous life events and milestones. In "Holly's Childhood" she portrays her rough youth and coming of age. With "Holly's Men," readers will see what comes next for her: childhood's end, rocky romances, early parenthood, and ultimately how the protagonist

"Holly's Men'' portrays the author's four relationships, the traumas and difficulties she endured during this time and how she pulled herself from that pit. It starts off from where "Holly's Childhood" left off. In the previous autobiography, readers witness her complicated youth, including instances where she ran away from home and caused her parents heartaches. The narrative continues with her as an adolescent, depicting how she became married at sixteen and how she was actually still a child not ready for that. She then had her first child at eighteen years of age and had to give her son away.

These heartbreaking events were low points in the author's life but she did not succumb. And while Storm provides readers with a cautionary tale, her story is also one of recovery, healing and growth. In writing this book, she was also able to move on and become a survivor, not just a victim. So with "Holly's Men'' she shares a message of hope to readers everywhere, a source of inspiration for those similarly navigating hard times in their lives.

"I want the world to know my story and if I can help anyone not to go down the same path as me," Storm says. "I am a simple person who has had a lot of bad experiences in life, but it hasn't shaped my life. It has made me a stronger person and I want to share my experiences through my writing."

About the Author
Mandy Storm describes herself as a simple person living with Asperger syndrome wanting to write and share her story with the world. She has had an interview with Kate Delaney. "Holly's Men" is part of an autobiographical series along with "Holly's Childhood" and "The Day Holly Took On The Government."

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Ben Miraglia & Lauren Gueits, Co-founders of Airway Health Solutions Team up to Launch Clear Aligner University

Clear Aligner University

Clear Aligner Education for Doctor & Team

Clear Aligner University, education for clear aligner integration. The first live event will be held at the Dental Festival in Hollywood, FL, October 16, 2021.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2021 / — Miraglia and Gueits are excited to launch Clear Aligner University, a clear aligner education company that works with all clear aligner systems. Miraglia contributes his 18 years of expertise in GP Orthodontics and Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) as both a clinician and a sought-after global educator. He provides dental professionals a clear educational pathway to integrate CAT with confidence and competence. He teaches his easily replicable expansive techniques to remove barriers such as IPR and excessive attachments. Gueits contributes skills learned in corporate education/management gained at Align Technology, her role as CEO of Airway Health Solutions, 20+ years of clear aligner clinical experience working with clear aligners and being an industry key opinion leader. The result is a hybrid platform of live and digital education solely focused on clear aligner integration for improved patient and practice health. Both Miraglia and Gueits are thrilled to now offer an educational pathway to simplify clear aligner integration so dental professionals can treat their patients both comprehensively and efficiently.

Gueits states. “We see an incredible rise in consumer demand for clear aligners. We also see an alarming disconnect in how dental professionals can integrate clear aligner therapy (CAT) efficiently to compete with DIY competition. Patients want less attachments, less appointments, and wider, fuller beautiful smiles. The good news is we teach all that plus the many hidden health benefits CAT provides! Most importantly, we empower doctor and team to integrate this into daily comprehensive care dentistry.”

Miraglia is also a leading educator in the airway/sleep dentistry arena. He shares, “I believe clear aligner therapy has many benefits beyond “straightening teeth.” Having treated 1000 + cases, I have seen improvements not only in patient’s smiles but also in their musculature, occlusion, TMD, airway health and overall well-being.” The techniques Miraglia teaches support proper occlusion, periodontal and airway health. Miraglia continues, “The ‘Zoom smile’ patients are demanding, quickly becomes the side benefit! Little did they know their TMD, sleeping patterns, and quality of life would also greatly improve.” Miraglia also teaches how to use clear aligners after maxillary expansion is completed.

Clear Aligner University will be debuting live at the highly anticipated Dental Festival by Smiles at Sea, October 12-17, 2021 at the Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, FL. CAU on-demand learning will be available Q4 2021. On demand modules will be available Q4.

Elijah Desmond, CEO, Smiles at Sea, shared, “Clear aligner education for both doctor and team is a hot topic with limited education offered. CAU will not only fill this void, but from knowing the educators involved, will over deliver, and provide comprehensive and interactive education for all attendees, doctors, and team! We look forward to hosting the inaugural CAU event at our Dental Festival.”

Gueits concludes, “The timing, opportunity, and demand for clear aligner education is optimal. Both Dr. Miraglia and I feel fortunate to be part of the solution by providing versatile, engaging, and fun learning modalities to provide dental professionals the tools they need to jump on the clear aligner train. What are you waiting for? Dentists bring your team for the professional experience of a lifetime!”

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Allen University announces partnership and MOU with Florence School District Three

Allen University and Florence School District Three announce an academic support and community impact partnership.

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, June 17, 2021 / — Allen University and Florence School District Three announce an academic support and community impact partnership. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) aims to increase accessibility to college-level arts and science programming, provide professional mentorship, and engaging enrichment and acceleration programming for students district-wide.

“Florence School District Three has a rich history. Home to the likes of Ronald E. McNair, Florence School District Three exemplifies the talent that lies in our state. The district is dedicated to ensuring all students are college and career-ready and are productive members of society. At Allen University, where we “Teach the Mind to Think, the Hands to Work, and the Heart to Love,” students from Florence School District Three can thrive,” explained Allen University President and CEO Dr. Ernest McNealey. “Providing an increase in accessibility continues our commitment to meeting students where they are and remaining dedicated to the communities we serve.”

The new partnership seeks to increase accessibility to exposure of college-level and professional opportunities to Florence area students. The document outlines areas of cooperation between Allen University and Florence School District Three in developing and delivering programming, access, and exposure to college and professional opportunities that can positively impact the Florence area students.

“We are excited to partner with Allen University to provide our students with another layer of support as well as the opportunity for additional education experiences,” Dr. Laura Hickson, Florence School District Three, Superintendent, explained. “With the rigor of college-level programming as well as the mentorship and enrichment available through this partnership, we can provide our students a more seamless transition from high school to college or the workforce. We thank Allen University for their commitment to this partnership and Florence School District Three students.”

Highlights of the MOU signed June 17, 2021, include:
Allen University will provide
• subject matter speakers and presenters for designated occasions and programs at schools in Florence 3,
• remote mentoring and scheduled onsite mentoring,
• student access to Saturday Art and Science programs,
• readers and leaders for enrichment, mentorship, and acceleration programs for schools across the district,
• support for programs and initiatives in Florence 3 reflective of the universal obligation of citizenship and pursuit of the Greater Good.

About Allen University
Allen University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Allen University.

About Florence School District Three
Florence County School District Three, located in lower Florence County, is the second largest of the five school districts in the county. The district is at the midpoint between Columbia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – approximately 65 miles east of Columbia and 65 miles west of Myrtle Beach.

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Real Advocacy Journalism(TM) Must Be Practiced to Ensure the Public Forms Accurate Opinions About the Best Public Policy

Shaping Public Opinion Is An Awesome Responsibility Requiring Honor and Honesty

Shaping Public Opinion Is An Awesome Responsibility Requiring Honor and Honesty from Those Who Seek to Persuade the Public

A constant barrage of distorted, biased, false treatment of critically important issues can only be a disservice to a dependent, hopeful, and trusting public.

A central argument which eschewed demagoguery and tribalism for a belief that reason, logic, facts, truth, and clear and graphic language are the most effective instruments of public persuasion.”

— KirKus Reviews

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2021 / — There is a growing, if not urgent, need to understand the difference between the advocacy journalism being practiced today and Real Advocacy Journalism™. More importantly, we all need to readily recognize when one or the other is at play in trying to influence public opinion, or urge a hopeful, trusting public to action. The author revisits the works of Walter Lippmann, one of the foremost advocate journalists of the last 100 years for a roadmap on how to know the difference.

Complex local, regional, national, and global issues are often covered and treated with a biased and simplistic approach. This happens all too frequently when the public is asked to form an opinion or support an action about issues such as: should we go to war or support a war; what is the appropriate health care policy for the majority of citizens; how can gun violence be curbed; what are the distinctions between terrorism, foreign or homegrown; is climate change a real threat to civilization or a man-made hoax; and, on and on….

Shaping Public Opinion will have special resonance with journalists, political columnists/commentators, pundits, political leaders, other influencers of public opinion, the professors who teach and the students who study them as well as citizens who are concerned about the trajectory and course of our national and international political dialogue.

What reviewers are saying:
“This book…urges journalists to turn to the example of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Walter Lippmann…. A central argument is that Lippmann embodied what the author terms ‘Real Advocacy Journalism,’ which eschewed demagoguery and tribalism for a belief that ‘reason, logic, facts, truth, and clear and graphic language’ were the ‘most effective instruments of public (mass) persuasion….’ Remarkably well-researched,…the book admirably demonstrates the value of using the famed 20th-century journalist in 21st-century conversations about public knowledge, journalistic ethics, and public persuasion. In a world of tweets, sound bites, and hot takes, the eloquence, nuance, and logical style of Lippmann, as convincingly displayed by Ellis, is a welcome respite. A…well-researched and convincingly argued case.”
–Kirkus Reviews
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“Essential reading for today. Powerful and timely.”
–Chanticleer International Reviews
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“Award-winning author Janice Ellis dives deep into the work of legendary Walter Lippmann, the original, authentic real advocacy newsman, and rigorously presents compelling, page-turning scholastic evidence of how real advocacy journalism can change the course of a nation.”
–Donna Brazile
National Political Commentator, FOX, CNN, ABC

“Janice Ellis, instead of simply complaining about the highly polarized nature of America’s politics and its broader society today, proposes a rational and achievable solution…. Her goal is not more strident voices yelling past each other but, rather, credible, wise journalism that helps our nation find its way in a post-fact world that’s deeply anxious about the future.”
— Bill Tammeus
Past president, National Society of Newspaper Columnists

“Finally, a book with practical solutions to help journalists go beyond superficial reporting of angry claims and counter-claims from political opponents.”
— Cynthia Newsome
Veteran Television Anchor, KSHB-41 TV, Kansas City, MO

“Janice Ellis seeks to bridge the gap between the preponderance of conflicting conspiracy theories interwoven in the media with truth,…that interferes with the public’s ability to question, examine, and respond to… issues that impact their lives.”
— Lillie Smith Bailey, PhD
Author of The Point of It All

About Janice S. Ellis, PhD, Award-Winning Author, Commentator, Speaker

Janice S. Ellis, M.A., M.A., Ph.D., is an award-winning author. She is a native daughter of Mississippi, grew up and came of age during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement. Born and reared on a small cotton farm, she was influenced by two converging forces that would set the course of her life.

The first was the fear and terror felt by blacks because of their seeking to exercise the right to vote along with other rights and privileges afforded whites. She became determined to take a stand and not accept the limits of that farm life nor the strictures of oppressive racial segregation and gender inequality. She aspired to have and achieve a different kind of life—not only for herself, but for others.

The second was her love of books, the power of words, and her exposure to renowned columnists Eric Sevareid of The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and Walter Lippmann, whose column appeared for more than three decades in over 250 major newspapers across the United States and another 50 newspapers abroad.

It was the study of Lippmann’s books and commentary that inspired Dr. Ellis to complete a Master of Arts degree in Communication Arts, a second Master of Arts degree in Political Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Arts, all from the University of Wisconsin. It was during her course of study that Dr. Ellis’ unwavering belief—the belief that the wise use of words is what advances the good society—was solidified.

Dr. Ellis has been an executive throughout her career, first in government, then in a large pharmaceutical company, later as President and CEO of a marketing firm, and finally as President and CEO of a bi-state non-profit child advocacy agency. Along with those positions, she has been an advocacy journalist for more than four decades writing commentary on race, politics, education, and other social issues for a major metropolitan daily newspaper, a major metropolitan business journal, community newspapers, radio, and now online.

Her memoir, From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream (2018) has received several national and international awards and continues to receive great customer reviews.

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Fitzgerald Auto Mall Honors Montgomery County Teacher of The Year With A Hyundai Sonata


Fitzgerald Auto Mall Recognizing MCPS Teacher of the Year for Over 20 Years

We are always proud to recognize the best teachers in Montgomery County. Not only as a great teacher – but also a mentor and coach.”

— Dottie Fitzgerald

NORTH BETHESDA, MD, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2021 / — Fitzgerald Auto Malls is proud to support Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) and the Education Foundation in honoring and recognizing Mr. Joseph Bostic, Jr. as the Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County. Bostic is a mathematics content specialist and an eighth-grade team leader at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School.

Described as a “fierce advocate” for students, Bostic was named the Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year during a virtual ceremony in April. He will now be a candidate for state honors among the winners for each county. Other finalists were Patricia Richards, a science teacher at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, and Sara Kopf, a first-grade teacher at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring.

Bostic, described as “hard working, relentless and creative,” recently developed an “action plan” that reduced student truancy at his school from 33% to 25%, according to MCPS. “We are always proud to recognize the best teachers in Montgomery County,” said Dottie Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald Auto Malls. “Not only as a great teacher – but also a mentor and coach. I have found in my own experience that people with coaching skills are the most memorable leaders and make the biggest impact on our bottom line as an organization.”
MCPS highlighted how students, parents and colleagues refer to him as an “exceptional teacher, mentor, and positive role model.” He is a member of the school improvement team, dedicates his lunch hours to help high-needs students with math, spearheaded a college and resource fair, and tailors his classes to meet students’ learning styles and needs.

For more than twenty years Fitzgerald Auto Mall has been part of recognizing the MCPS Teacher of the Year. All of the Teacher of the Year finalists received $2,000 from the Greenblatt Educational Fund. Mr. Bostic will also receive a cash prize from the MCPS Educational Foundation and the complementary lease and use of a new Hyundai Sonata from Fitzgerald Auto Malls this Friday June 18, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Hyundai showroom in Rockville, MD.

About Fitzgerald Auto Mall
In 1966, Jack Fitzgerald founded Fitzgerald's Colonial Dodge in North Bethesda, Maryland. From the beginning, the guiding principle of this new dealership was to provide exceptional value in the most comfortable, customer friendly sales and service environment possible. Today, Fitzgerald Auto Malls represents over twenty brands at Auto Mall locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida, where that same guiding principal continues. Transparency You Can Trust, That's the #FitzWay!

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Technology Solution Provider ITsavvy Ascends CRN’s Solution Provider 500 List

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Complete technology solution provider ITsavvy ranks 102 in the recently announced 2021 CRN Solution Provider 500 List.

ITsavvy has remained focused on serving our clients and accelerating time to value in delivering business outcomes.”

— ITsavvy President and COO Munu Gandhi

ADDISON, ILL., U.S., June 17, 2021 / — ITsavvy, one of the fastest-growing complete technology solution providers in the U.S., now ranks 102 in the 2021 CRN Solution Provider 500 List—moving up seven places in the last year and 245 places in the 13 years it has been included in the list. The list was announced earlier this week.
The CRN Solution Provider 500 list recognizes and ranks the top IT channel partner organizations that earned the highest revenue in North America. The list is widely acknowledged as the industry standard for identifying the highest-performing technology integrators, strategic service providers and IT consultants.
The CRN Solution Provider 500 List is also the industry's preeminent channel partner directory, serving as a valuable resource for technology vendors looking to partner with highly credible providers.
ITsavvy President and COO Munu Gandhi said, “Since we were first included on the list, we have continued to transform our firm, realized tremendous growth and weathered a few industry storms. Two things haven’t changed: CRN is still the go-to news source for the technology industry and ITsavvy has remained focused on serving our clients and accelerating time to value in delivering business outcomes.”
CRN is a brand of The Channel Company. The complete 2021 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at
ITsavvy is a leader in tailored, end-to-end IT product and service solutions. ITsavvy built its reputation as a value-added reseller with industry-leading product availability, design and implementation, client support and delivery speed through 46 distribution centers across the U.S. ITsavvy also has data center locations in Cedar Knolls, N.J. and Oak Brook, Ill. The company’s user-friendly website provides concise, leading-edge IT decision-making resources, including an e-commerce site with real-time pricing and availability. ITsavvy is headquartered in Addison, Ill., with offices in Chicago’s Loop; Hauppauge, N.Y.; New York, N.Y.; Naples, Fla.; Miami; Warren, N.J.; Hayward, Calif.; Beavercreek, Ohio and Raleigh, N.C. Call 855.ITsavvy (855.487.2889), email, visit Visit ITsavvy’s Media Center at For media inquiries, contact Jeanna Van Rensselar at Smart PR Communications; 630-363-8081. Full release at:
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