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SynaVoice SOL camp session features Curt Doty

SynaVoice SOL

SynaVoice SOL is a virtual camp for high school students. Our mission is to provide exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills that will inform college, career, and life choices for the students. Founded as a result of the COVID 19 quarantine, SynaVoice SOL aims to create an environment where campers of all backgrounds can meet to learn, create, and engage in interesting and thought-provoking conversations. The Influence of Design: History & Design of Logos led by Curt Doty is the final session for the 2020 summer season. SynaVoice SOL founder, Julie Rothhouse, states, "We are so excited to have Curt Doty lead our camp session. He is a visionary and outspoken creative. Curt has his finger on the pulse of what is happening at the intersection of technology, content and design. He has a deep understanding of the history of design combined with a keen ability to design cutting-edge content. SynaVoice SOL campers will definitely benefit from his insights and perspective." The Influence of Design will explore the history of communication and branding starting with symbols, ancient cuneiform, and hieroglyphics, fast forwarding to the Gutenberg press, followed by an exploration of posters, Cubism, photography, and ending with the digital revolution and democratization of graphic design. Curt Doty is a former studio executive and award-winning marketing luminary with an extensive legacy in television having created branding and image campaigns for clients such as Warner Bros TV, TV Guide, Discovery, ABC, and FX, to name a few. He has taught at his alma mater, Art Center College of Design and the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has lectured all over the world at SCAD, FullSail, Promax and Mobile World Congress. In addition to his branding consultancy, CurtDoty.co , Curt is the co-founder of Vertuoso , one of the first agencies to focus on vertical content for mobile. There is still time for high school students to register for The Influence of Design . The one-week session starts on August 3, and is conducted on Zoom. You can support SynaVoice SOL by sponsoring a camper here. SynaVoice LLC is a woman-owned consultancy providing strategic communications, training, customer outreach, market research and insights to both federal and corporate clients. SynaVoice SOL is a pop-up, virtual camp for high school students providing exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills for high school students that inform their college, career, and life choices. Contact Details Julie Rothhouse +1 703-401-2340 Julie@SynaVoiceSOL.com Company Website http://www.synavoicesol.com

July 27, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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What is Comodo Dragon Platform’s Adaptive Event Modeling and Why We Think It’s Better Than Crowdstrike’s

Comodo

Contact Details Carolyn Muzyka +1 973-859-4000 carolyn.muzyka@comodo.com Company Website http://www.comodo.com

July 24, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Turnersville, NJ Supports Local Businesses During COVID-19 with PPE, Social Distancing Printing Products and Free Marketing Website Bounce Back Turnersville

Minuteman Press International

Erik Schwartz has owned Minuteman Press in Turnersville for 12 years. As a local business owner himself, Erik knows how important it is for the community to rally together and support local business while staying safe during COVID-19. Erik’s Minuteman Press franchise located at 4991 Route 42, Suite 4 is doing its part by providing vital personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks and facial coverings (for non-medical use), social distancing printing products such as COVID-19 safety posters, floor graphics and sneeze guards, and even free marketing through their community website Bounce Back Turnersville . Erik says, “The number one thing we have been doing throughout the pandemic is that we are printing and distributing COVID-19 safety posters and signs for free. We believe that our community comes first and it’s important for everyone to remain safe.” In addition to the free posters, Erik and his team at Minuteman Press Turnersville have given away face masks and hand sanitizer to help their clients and community members. They also have launched a free website Bounce Back Turnersville where any local business can submit their text and logo. Minuteman Press will then create a local ad and post it for free on the website. “We’ve had a very favorable response to all of our efforts to help others during this critical time including the Bounce Back website. We have special offers on the website from businesses ranging from restaurants, roofing, and solar energy to auto repair and healthcare.” For Minuteman Press, Erik and his team’s efforts to put community first have paid off. “We had a good month in June and it’s great to see more local businesses reopening. As they reopen, we make sure they know we are here to help them in any way we can.” During COVID-19, the most popular items printed and produced by Minuteman Press Turnersville right now are masks and facial coverings, social distancing products , sneeze guards, and direct mail advertising campaigns. “Our most popular and comfortable masks are 100% cotton, two-ply fabric. By far, the most popular color is black and then we use our heat press to customize them with company logos and designs. I wear them and my staff wears them with our Minuteman Press logo printed on them. When people see us, they tend to ask about them and this leads to orders.” Because print is an essential business , Minuteman Press has been able to remain open. Therefore, Erik is able to share his own experiences and advice for other businesses who are now reopening themselves. “My advice and the biggest thing I’ve learned is to create an advertising budget and concentrate on advertising to your core markets. Do some printing, advertise on the Internet, and put together a healthy mix of cross-media marketing to reach people. Many clients have come to us for direct mail and Every Door Direct Mail to reach customers right now, and it’s working.” “It is wonderful to see all of the great things Erik is doing to help his business community bounce back from COVID-19,” says Richard Hornberger, Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President, Philadelphia Region. Rich adds, “Local businesses like Erik’s Minuteman Press franchise in Turnersville are the lifeblood of local economies and I am proud of the work he’s been doing in helping his clients and community as businesses continue to reopen.” Supporting other local businesses is also important to Erik. “I shop local and utilize the services of my clients as much as I possibly can. It’s also gratifying for me when two of my clients talk and network and discover the need for each other’s products and services. Recently, I had a plumber and a realtor together outside my center. The realtor needed the plumber, and the plumber provided an estimate and got the job.” Erik concludes, “For local businesses and the community, supporting each other is huge and it means a lot to see so many people here in Turnersville come together to pitch in and help out during this time.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Turnersville, NJ, call 856-232-7700 or visit https://www.minutemanprints.com . To submit a free local listing at Bounce Back Turnersville, visit https://bouncebackusa.minuteman.com/locations/nj/turnersville/ . Introducing Bounce Back USA, free local business listings & COVID-19 awareness posters to support local business. Get started for free at https://BounceBackUSA.com .Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com . About Minuteman Press International Minuteman Press International is the number one rated business marketing and printing franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. At Minuteman Press, We Are The Modern Printing Industry ™ providing high quality products and services that meet the needs of today's business professionals and go way beyond ink on paper. Today, our centers offer innovative branding and printing solutions and produce custom graphic designs, promotional products, branded apparel, direct mail campaigns, large format printing including posters, signs and banners, and much more. Prior experience is not necessary to own and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise. Learn more about Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

July 24, 2020 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Trust Relations President April White & Veteran PR Professional Laura Schooler Launch 'The PR Wine Down' Podcast to Cover ‘The Good, The Questionable and The Unbelievable’ in Today’s PR Industry

Trust Relations

Trust Relations , the virtual firm with over 284 years of combined experience in public relations, today announced the official launch of “ The PR Wine Down Podcast .” The biweekly show is an original podcast hosted by Trust Relations President and Founder April White and veteran PR professional Laura Schooler. Together, these dynamic public relations personalities have nearly 50 years of combined experience in the industry, both on the agency and in-house sides. “The PR Wine Down” is Trust Relations’ premier podcast, created to explore the trends, news, culture and best practices impacting the modern public relations and marketing industries with a candid, humorous and against-the-tide twist. Episodes will be released on a weekly basis beginning today, Friday, July 24, and will be available to stream for free on the Trust Relations website, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud and wherever your favorite podcasts are found. The first episode will introduce listeners to the reasons why White and Schooler decided to team up and create the podcast, based on their personal successes and challenges in the industry — and their lofty hopes to help ensure a bright future for their chosen profession. The second episode, to be released on Friday, July 31, will feature special guest Chris Atkins, a PR consultant, professor, author, and speaker with more than 35 years of PR agency and in-house experience. In this episode, the experts weigh in on how the industry has changed since the traditional agency model of the 1980s, and what young rookies can do to get ahead. Recurring topics will include hot takes on the latest news and recent PR stumbles, anonymous PR horror stories sourced from the listening audience, off-the-cuff — and sometimes outrageous — anecdotes, and advice from the hosts’ own careers. “We’re launching the PR Wine Down to have the candid conversations that industry professionals typically reserve for a secret, after-work cocktail hour,” says April White, president and founder of Trust Relations and “The PR Wine Down” co-host. “The inspiration behind this podcast is similar to what drove me to found Trust Relations: we’re passionate about improving the PR industry by doing things differently, wherever we see a need, and we aren’t afraid to shine a humorous light on what doesn’t work. We want this podcast to offer young professionals real advice from seasoned publicists, to help them be the best they can be — and to help them see a light at the end of the tunnel, if they find themselves caught in an unsupportive situation.” In addition to audio-only syndication, full episodes of “The PR Wine Down” will be available to watch on YouTube, and can be accessed worldwide. “It’s such an exciting time in our careers, to be able to reflect back on all these years of experience and to share what we’ve learned firsthand,” says Laura Schooler, seasoned PR consultant, founder of SchoolerCommunications, and co-host of the new podcast. “We’re breaking down walls and kicking down old doors of the PR industry with ‘The PR Wine Down.’ The show strives to help people who are entering the industry, whom we so passionately support, to push past some of the scarier elements of agency culture. Our goal is to reshape the industry by example into a place of real creativity and professionalism — with a few laughs along the way.” Follow the latest updates from the PR Wine Down Podcast on Trust Relations’ official Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook and Instagram accounts. Listeners can submit an anonymous PR industry story or learn more information about the show at contact@prwinedown.com. Trust Relations, founded in 2019, is a virtual strategic communications firm that creates nimble and proactive “dream teams” for clients through a national network of the industry’s best and brightest practitioners. "Trust Relations" is a term coined by President and Founder April White to describe a new approach to strategic communications focused on communicating clients' authentic actions, value and goodwill. In technology, trust relationships are an administration and communication link between two domains. In communications, they are a bond of mutual respect between a brand and the people it serves. The firm excels at identifying inspiring ways for clients to show their brand value by identifying supportive proof points and ideating creative activations that demonstrate their unique story and value proposition. For more information, visit https://www.trustrelations.agency/. Contact Details April White +1 347-870-9402 april@trustrelations.agency Company Website http://trustrelations.agency

July 24, 2020 08:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SynaVoice SOL provides equitable access to enrichment opportunities

SynaVoice SOL

SynaVoice SOL is a virtual camp for high school students. Our mission is to provide exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills that will inform college, career, and life choices for the students. Founded at the juncture of the COVID 19 quarantine crisis and the social movement to expose long-held systemic racism in our society, SynaVoice SOL aims to create an environment where campers of all backgrounds can meet to engage in interesting and thought-provoking conversations. Julie Rothhouse, Founder of SynaVoice SOL stated, “Diversity is the cornerstone of SynaVoice SOL. Our camp was founded on the principle of equitable access to our unique topics. Once we declared our intention, our networks went to work to help us recruit a diverse group of campers and counselors.” Through introductions and word-of-mouth, SynaVoice has been able to partner with independent schools to identify scholarship candidates. In addition, SynaVoice has reached into communities and engaged school districts to spread the word about SynaVoice SOL. To date, campers from 11 different states, the Seneca Nation of Indians, Switzerland, and Brazil have enrolled in SynaVoice SOL sessions. As with our campers, SynaVoice SOL counselors are an equally diverse group of accomplished college students who serve as role models for the campers. The paid counselor positions provide a resume-building experience for college students during the summer of COVID when most of their planned activities were cancelled or scaled back considerably. Counselors represent Brown University, New York University, Frostburg State University, Wake Forest University, The College of William and Mary, Johns Hopkins University, and College of the Holy Cross. Counselor recruiting was solely through word-of-mouth and networking. SynaVoice SOL is partnering with Productions Plus – The Talent Shop to produce and execute the camp sessions. Margery Krevsky Dosey, CEO of Productions Plus stated, “The camps are a unique forum for high school students and counselors to have meaningful conversations about topics of interest. The diversity enriches the conversations and the experience for all involved.” Ms. Rothhouse added, “We are grateful to our sponsors, without them we would not have been able to execute our vision. In particular, Global Services supported our scholarships with a generous contribution and Cabin 3 Media supported our efforts with introductions to partner schools, scholarship support, and video production support.” There is still time to register a high school student for the final two sessions, True Crime: Introduction to Criminal Law & Criminal Cases with Dr. James D. Diamond and The Influence of Design: History & Design of Logos with Curt Doty . If you would prefer to donate to SynaVoice SOL to support our continued efforts, you can do so here. SynaVoice LLC is a woman-owned consultancy providing strategic communications, training, customer outreach, market research and insights to both federal and corporate clients. SynaVoice SOL is a pop-up, virtual camp for high school students providing exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills for high school students that inform their college, career, and life choices. Contact Details Julie Rothhouse +1 703-401-2340 Julie@SynaVoiceSOL.com Company Website http://www.synavoicesol.com

July 24, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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WINNERS OF “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet!” ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED

North American Marine Environment Protection Association

Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from all entries in the 2020 “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). Each year, these organizations invite students in grades K-12 throughout the Americas to create a poster on a theme identified by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime Day and related to the marine environment. A 2021 bilingual calendar showcasing the winning entries will be printed in English and Spanish. Students were challenged to come up with a creative image(s) depicting sustainable actions the shipping industry is undertaking for the sustainable future of our planet. Maritime shipping has existed for thousands of years- ever since the earliest humans took to the water to find food, building supplies, and adventure. Throughout its history, shipping has evolved into the most environmentally friendly and safest way to transport goods and energy around the world . Today, the maritime shipping industry transports about 90% of the items and energy people use every day. Now, more than ever, there is the need for creative ideas on how shipping can and is making the future better for people and the marine environment. The maritime industry is working intently to reduce its environmental impact on many fronts. The winning artwork will be featured on NAMEPA, Coast Guard, and CIP-OAS websites. Finalists will receive a certificate and a calendar with the artwork from all 12 winners. Two grand-prize winning artists (one from each of the grade brackets) will receive, in addition to the certificate and calendar, a $100 cash prize and a USCG prize package. To view the winning “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” artwork visit namepa.net/art-contest . The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. For more information visit www.namepa.net. Contact Details Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-255-4686 executivedirector@namepa.net Company Website https://namepa.net/

July 23, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comodo and Rain Networks Announce Strategic Partnership

Comodo

Comodo and Rain Networks today announced their strategic partnership. Rain Networks, a network security focused distributor, has partnered with Comodo to expand its security services offering for customers. Rain Networks chose Comodo’s Dragon platform with Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP), which is a complete cloud-native framework that delivers a zero-trust architecture to protect & defend endpoints. Its patent-pending auto containment technology is the world’s only active breach protection that renders ransomware, malware and cyber-attacks useless. “We’re always looking for new technology to help our MSP partners protect their clients against today’s emerging threats, for example, new strains of ransomware. Comodo’s auto-containment feature is an incredible new technique that other vendors aren’t offering”, said Nathan Ware, CEO/CTO, Rain Networks. Rain Networks chose Comodo’s next-gen SOC-as-a-platform (SOCaaP), which includes people, process and technology and offers full white label capability for any MSSP or enterprise. The platform saves partners time and money, without zero capital outlay. “SOCaaP gives MSPs a path for growth to elevate their service offering and increase profitability”, continued Nathan. Rain Networks also utilizes Comodo Dragon’s Remote Management and Monitoring (RMM), which has a single pane of glass with centralized visibility, reporting and control. Nathan continued, “The RMM platform was the missing component to our product offering and we wanted to offer our MSP partners an award winning RMM solution with multiple layers of protection. Comodo’s Dragon RMM allows our MSPs to better manage endpoints in their client base in a more streamlined method and saves them money over other more expensive RMM platforms with equal or lesser capabilities.” “Rain Networks’ MSP partner base is now able to offer a true managed service solution. Streamlining the agent deployment and management has enabled their partners to focus on growing their business; they can devote more time to other tasks, like acquiring new clients or strengthening the relationships with current clients”, said Alan Knepfer, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Comodo. About Rain Networks Rain Networks is a Value-Added-Distributor located near beautiful Seattle, Washington. The company was founded in 2003 with the vision of bringing the world's best technology products to the people that need them to make their business run more efficiently. Our staff consists of professionals with various skills in many areas of technology. Our reseller channel consists of managed service providers, technical consulting firms, computer repair firms, OEM hardware providers, retail computer shops and other related businesses. We are proud to provide our channel the latest and greatest in technology. We leverage our experience and relationships to offer our channel an unrivaled product range, fast sourcing and competitive pricing. We have over 3500 customers (resellers) across all 50 states and every province in Canada. We provide more than just products. Working with our manufacturer partners, we provide marketing resources to streamline the sales process. We also provide technical resources so that the products work well for you and your customer. Many times, our sales start with a pre-sales technical consulting session unlike anything our resellers would get from a traditional distributor. Also, we provide a layer of post-sales technical support that is rarely found in traditional distribution. About Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. Comodo delivers next generation cybersecurity solutions to protect businesses, schools, and government organizations in today’s risk filled business environment. Headquartered in Clifton NJ, Comodo’s global development team and threat intelligence laboratories deliver innovative, category leading, solutions for a company’s endpoints, network boundary, and internal network security. Thousands of companies and organizations rely on Comodo’s technology to authenticate, validate, and secure their most precious asset—information—and to combat constant cyberattacks and threats like ransomware from wreaking havoc on a global scale. For more information about Comodo’s partner program, visit https://www.comodo.com/partners/ Contact Details Carolyn Muzyka +1 973-859-4000 carolyn.muzyka@comodo.com Company Website http://www.comodo.com

July 23, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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NRPR Group Continues Successful 2020, Receiving Continued Recognition with Nine Awards in First Half of Year

NRPR Group

NRPR Group INC (NRPR), a highly-recognized, award-winning and exclusive boutique public relations agency in the heart of Beverly Hills, today celebrates four new award wins in 2020 in addition to five profiles by industry publications in recognition of CEO, Nicole Rodrigues’ leadership in and influence on the public relations industry. These accolades are indicative of the strategic advice shared with clients resulting in increased visibility and a positive impact on sales. Thus far in 2020, NRPR Group has been honored with: 2020 American Business Award Silver Stevie Award for Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year US - Strategic Communications Consultancy Firm of the Year US Gamechanger of the Year - Nicole Rodrigues Total Prestige Magazine - Prestige 100 Nicole Rodrigues was also profiled as leading CEO in the following publications Insight Success - The 2020's Most Influential Women to Watch SwiftnLift - The 10 Most Dynamic CEOs To Watch Out For In 2020 Mirror Review - The 10 Inspiring CEOs to watch out for in 2020 Exeleon Magazine - 15 Most Inspiring Women in Business Acquisition International -2020 Global Excellence Awards Most Influential Brand Strategist 2020 – California “Every award is an honor and further validates the diligence and commitment that shines through each member of the NRPR Group team,” said Nicole Rodrigues, CEO and founder of NRPR Group. “I think of myself as a coach and my staff as my dream team. I inspire them and work with them to garner coverage for clients that are the best-of-the-best and game-changers in their industries. NRPR Group works closely with our clients to uncover their passion, vision, and differentiators and communicates that vision to influencers and media to increase visibility for them and deliver positive outcomes. While 2020 has been a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased that NRPR remains successful and able to produce results for our clients and to help those in need. As such, we are giving back to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco Bay Area-based businesses undergoing hardship resulting from the pandemic with discounts on agency services.” Since its inception, NRPR has been honored with over 30 individual and agency awards, including several Bulldog Reporter awards, Ragan ACE awards, and Hermes Creative Awards. ABOUT NRPR GROUP: NRPR is an award-winning, exclusive Public Relations and Marketing machine serving game changers and disruptors around the world. Fearlessly led by our CEO and Founder, Nicole Rodrigues, and headquartered in beautiful Beverly Hills, California, with other team members in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Las Vegas, the agency is staffed by strong writers, communicators, thinkers, and doers who understand the value of relationships and continue to build long-lasting ties between clients, the media and influencers who touch key audiences. NRPR prides itself on an award-winning reputation and powerful global network. Our clients, friends, and media are passionate about their respective missions and we support them by creating lasting media relationships that produce ongoing buzz and recognition. From startups to Fortune 500 companies within consumer tech, fintech, healthtech, enterprise, mobile, digital entertainment, lifestyle, sports, and consumer products industries, NRPR services the best-of-the-best clients with a very high-touch, results-oriented approach that positively impacts our clients’ bottom lines. For more information, visit http://nrprgroup.com/ and find us on social media: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and Pinterest . Contact Details NRPR Group, Lynda Starr +1 201-320-1752 lynda@nrprgroup.com Company Website https://nrprgroup.com/

July 23, 2020 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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LEAP closing application period July 31

Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Colorado LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program) will accept applications through July 31 as the annual benefit program begins to wind down the 2019-20 funding period. LEAP is normally available November 1st to April 30th. This year the application deadline was extended because of the increased need created by COVID-19. “We recognize there is a real need for the families and individuals in our state at this time. We have been able to serve many individuals and families during COVID-19 with the added funding period,” said Theresa Kullen, LEAP manager. This year more than 106,000 applications were submitted for approval. More than 75,000 households received help with an average benefit of $671. This is the first-year phone applications were used extensively, with an excess of 7,000 telephonic applications processed. Increased community outreach and promotion of the program resulted in an increase in application submissions of 12%. “These benefits are often the difference between buying groceries and needed prescriptions or having your heat bill go unpaid,” Kullen said. “We partner with other organizations to assist with additional emergencies like repairs and replacement.” LEAP provides one-time heating assistance to individuals, families and older adults to help cover the cost of utility bills. Residents with an annual income up to 60% of the State Median Income and an individual household monthly income not exceeding $2,371/month or $4,561/month for a family of four may be eligible for benefits. Applicants must also pay home heating costs to a landlord or utility company, meet the gross income limits, be residents of Colorado and contain at least one United States citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. Applications are available through the end of July at Colorado PEAK or at Colorado LEAP . The website provides details about the application process and eligibility information. For more information, call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435). LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard-working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. Our goal is to help bring warmth, comfort and safety to your home and family by assisting with heating costs. Contact Details Jane Dvorak +1 303-919-9275 jane@goteamtbg.com Company Website https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/leap

July 23, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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