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Boxwood Partners Advises Dryer Vent Wizard on its Sale to Neighborly(R), a Portfolio Company of Harvest Partners, LP

Boxwood continues to establish itself as one of the premier M&A advisors for leading brands within franchising, completing its fourth transaction in the last 16 months

RICHMOND, VA / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2020 / Boxwood Partners, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of Dryer Vent Wizard International LLC (the "Company" or "Dryer Vent Wizard") to Neighborly, a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, LP ("Harvest Partners" or "Harvest"), a New-York-based private equity firm.



Boxwood Partners acted as the exclusive advisor to Dryer Vent Wizard with respect to this transaction. The transaction was led by Managing Partner J. Patrick Galleher, Director Brian Alas, Vice President Robbie Nickle, and Analyst Dan Martinson. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 2004, Dryer Vent Wizard has grown to become the national leader specializing in the professional dryer duct and vent cleaning, inspection, repair, and maintenance services for both single-family and multi-family residential properties. The Farmington Hills, MI-based company continues to expand its domestic and international footprint and now has nearly 100 locally owned and operated franchise locations across the United States and Canada

"Dryer Vent Wizard has done a tremendous job carving out an important niche in the home service industry. The Company's professional service offerings are specifically tailored to help improve appliance performance and, more importantly, prevent related hazards within the home, including potential house fires," said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly. "The Company represents a great addition to our trusted network of premium home service brands."

Dryer Vent Wizard brings Neighborly's network to more than 3,900 franchisees representing a total of 24 home service brands and 11 corporate support centers throughout North America, U.K. and Germany.

Dave Lavalle, founder of Dryer Vent Wizard, was extremely pleased with the outcome, having commented, "By joining the Neighborly network, Dryer Vent Wizard will continue to expand its national and international footprint and gain access to Neighborly's impressive network and corporate support system," he continued. "I would also like to thank the Boxwood team for their pivotal role in identifying the ideal partner for Dryer Vent Wizard. Their expertise within the franchising space combined with their undivided help and attention throughout each step in the process was critical in paving the way for a successful transaction."

J. Patrick Galleher, Boxwood's Managing Partner added, "We really enjoyed the opportunity to work with Dave and Terry and the rest of the team at Dryer Vent Wizard. We believe that the Company is a great complement to Neighborly's network of premium home service offerings."

Brian Farmer, Brandon Spalding and Andrea Mousouris of Hirschler Fleischer served as legal counsel for Dryer Vent Wizard while Briar Siljander of Trio Law PLC acted as franchise counsel.

About Boxwood Partners

Boxwood Partners, LLC (, is a boutique investment bank based in Richmond, Virginia. Boxwood Partners combines a unique blend of senior-level transaction advisory, business operating experience, and proven process execution skills to give its clients a distinct advantage in the market. The firm's extensive relationships within the global capital and buyer communities (including U.S. and international private equity groups, corporations, and lenders) and other important transaction-related service providers such as consultants, attorneys, and accountants, ensure that the firm's clients receive the attention, service, and results they deserve.

About Dryer Vent Wizard

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, Dryer Vent Wizard provides professional dryer duct and vent cleaning, inspection, repair, and maintenance services. The Company operates throughout both the United States and Canada with nearly 100 locally owned and operated franchise locations.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world's largest home services franchisor of 24 service brands and more than 3,900 franchise owners serving 9 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at in the United States and in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at

About Harvest Partners

Founded in 1981, Harvest Partners is a leading New York-based private equity investment firm that focuses on investments in middle-market companies in the business services & consumer, healthcare, industrial services and manufacturing, and distribution sectors. This strategy leverages Harvest Partners' 35+ years of experience in financing organic and acquisition-oriented growth companies. For more information, please visit


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Brite Selects Rekor to Provide Industry Leading Vehicle Recognition Solutions to Its U.S. Client Base Following Comprehensive Evaluation

COLUMBIA, MD / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2020 / Rekor Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:REKR) ("Rekor"), a Nasdaq company focused on bringing smarter, faster, cost-competitive solutions to the worlds of public safety and customer experience, announced today it has been selected by Brite Computers ("Brite"), a leader in public safety systems integration, as their sole ALPR solution that they will offer to their extensive customer base comprised of law enforcement and state and local governments. Brite will be a premier reseller of Rekor's AI and deep machine learning technology. With hundreds of existi­­­­ng clients across the nation, Brite is an industry-leading organization that designs, installs, and services leading innovative technologies for law enforcement.

Brite conducted extensive research and re-evaluation of the ALPR market to understand the current state of technology and to ensure its customers have the most complete solution available. Brite previously partnered with Motorola Solutions for ALPR and has now selected Rekor's vehicle recognition solution to meet the current and future needs of its customers.

Trevor Smith, EVP of Sales and Marketing, Brite commented, "Rekor has developed the most innovative, flexible and accurate vehicle recognition software technology on the market. The software-based solution eliminates the constraint of proprietary, expensive ALPR camera systems by utilizing nearly any existing IP cameras. Utilizing IP cameras allows departments to expand ALPR deployments and better protect its community, all at the same cost. After being in the ALPR space for over a decade, Brite re-evaluated the market and explored new and innovative automatic license plate recognition technology. After a thorough evaluation of the technologies, we were impressed with the capabilities of the Rekor platform. We're incredibly excited to grow this partnership and bring a strong product to our customers."

"We are proud that Brite has chosen to adopt our vehicle recognition software as the best choice for their customers. Brite has a comprehensive client base that will be advantaged by our solutions – including our Watchman software that can turn any IP security camera into a robust vehicle recognition system," said Robert A. Berman, President and CEO, Rekor.

Rekor's software and cameras can be deployed to support any application without long installation delays. Rekor's solution can be used to collect license plate data and information such as the make, type, and color of a vehicle. This can represent substantial savings compared to traditional optical character recognition license plate reading technology.

To learn more about Rekor's vehicle recognition software, please visit our website.

About Rekor Systems, Inc.

Rekor Systems, Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on Nasdaq (REKR) with headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. Rekor is focused on bringing smarter, faster, cost-competitive solutions to the worlds of public safety and customer experience. With a strong presence in over seventy countries across the world, we use the power of artificial intelligence to provide actionable, vital information for our clients. Whether it's using machine learning software to give those who protect us better tools to keep us safe, or through solutions tailored to improving the everyday lives of everyday people, Rekor has the tech, and the expertise, for the job. At Rekor, we strive to make the impossible … possible. To learn more please visit our website:

About Brite

Focused on Public Safety since 1999, Brite provides innovative technologies that deliver safety for officers, improve efficiency of a wide variety of tasks and enhance incident response times. With an ever-changing market, Brite's customer-focused team combines industry knowledge with leading innovative technologies to provide solutions that address the needs in the vehicle, at the real time crime center, during investigations or back at headquarters. Brite is committed to providing a relationship you can count on now and well into the future with best in class service before and after the sale, quality products and proactive recommendations for secure and stable IT environments.

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Surviveware First Aid Kit Favored by Seasoned and Aspiring Outdoorsmen with 500th Amazon Review

Favorite Backcountry First Aid Kit Still On Top With 4.9 Rating on Amazon

Woodbridge, United States – February 26, 2020 /MarketersMedia/

Surviveware, a favorite brand among hiking and camping enthusiasts, continues to gain the favor and loyalty of customers around the US. The company’s growing line of preparedness and survival gear has become a staple on many adventurers’ camping, hunting, and hiking trips. More individuals are relying on the efficiency and functionality of Surviveware’s products, especially their bestselling backcountry first aid kits.

The popularity of Surviveware‘s first aid kits is evident in its growing fanbase, especially with the consistent standing of the Large First Aid Kit. This off-road first aid kit has carved a niche within the outdoor preparedness industry and consistently ranks as one of the most sought-after live-saving packs on the market.

Surviveware’s backcountry first aid kit, the Large First Aid Kit, contains 200 first aid provisions inside a smaller water-resistant kit within its 10″ x 7.25″ x 5″ bag, which kit owners can use to treat and stabilize injuries. Despite the quantity of quality supplies stored inside, the bag still has space for additional supplies (some recommendations include an Israeli bandage, fire starter, sunscreen, Epi-pen, and prescription medication). The soft-shell case is made from 600D polyester fabric, which is great for both off-road and on-road adventure trips.

One of the noted features of this expanded first aid pack is its labeled compartments that keep the supplies in place. With organized partitions, owners can quickly retrieve the needed provisions without spilling or rummaging through the contents of the kit as the labels help identify the name and use of each item and the ideal capacity of each pouch. This is an essential feature for off-road first aid kits since a huge chunk of injuries happens on backcountry trips.

Surviveware ensured that its Large First Aid Kit, which is available on Amazon Prime, would be conveniently accessible and portable for its users. Each kit comes with MOLLE-friendly straps that keep the bag in place. The straps can be attached to a car’s headrest, a camping chair, a tree, or a tent, making it a perfect first aid kit for backcountry trips. In addition to the snap-on straps, this large first aid kit also has a durable top handle and velcro siding, which enables the bag to be hand-carried and secured safely.

The Surviveware expanded first aid pack is highly favored gear for young adventurers thanks to the first aid kit’s labeled compartments, rugged durability, and supply of quality first aid items. A Surviveware Amazon customer wrote a review detailing how the kit improved his outdoor experience:

“I bought this particular kit to keep in my Jeep. I am an avid off-road driver and outdoorsman, and it’s just smart and practical to have the necessary items on hand for when something inevitably goes wrong. There have been times where I have come across other parties out in the wilderness where someone might be stranded and/or injured and having a kit like this could be a potential lifesaver. The kit is well stocked, partitioned well, and the partitions are clearly labeled, which helps keep things organized and will make refilling even simpler. Very impressed with this kit!”

Make your outdoor explorations stress-free with an off-road first aid kit. Grab your Surviveware Large First Aid Kit right now by clicking here.

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Abivax Includes First Patient in U.S. Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of ABX196 to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Abivax Includes First Patient in U.S. Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of ABX196 to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma

First patient dosed with ABX196, an iNKT (invariant Natural Killer T cell) agonist, in combination with nivolumab
Phase 1/2 study to evaluate safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of the combination therapy
Clinical trial conducted with Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center in San Diego, California, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
ABX196 is Abivax's second compound in clinical development, following its lead candidate ABX464 in inflammatory diseases

PARIS, FR and SAN DIEGO, CA / February 26, 2020 / Abivax SA (Euronext Paris:FR0012333284 – ABVX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company harnessing the immune system to develop novel treatments for inflammatory diseases, viral diseases and cancer, today announced dosing of the first patient in a U.S. Phase 1/2 clinical trial of ABX196 to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer.

In this trial, ABX196, an invariant Natural Killer T cell (iNKT) agonist, is administered together with the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo(R), Bristol Myers Squibb) to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of a combination therapy, with ABX196 boosting the activity of nivolumab in HCC patients.

The study's objective is to generate initial data about the safety and tolerability of this novel combination treatment as well as data on its preliminary efficacy. Thus far, ABX196, both alone and in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor, showed a statistically highly significant therapeutic effect in reducing tumor growth as measured by MRI and increasing survival in mice with HCC.

Prof. Hartmut J. Ehrlich M.D., CEO of Abivax, said: "The treatment of the first patient with ABX196 is an important step for Abivax and further reinforces the significant potential of our pipeline. With ABX464 in the field of inflammatory diseases and ABX196 in oncology, Abivax is now testing two very promising drug candidates in different major disease areas with high unmet medical need. Together with our partners, we are very much looking forward to exploring the impact of this iNKT agonist in a combination treatment with nivolumab in order to learn more about ABX196's capacity to broaden and potentiate the efficacy of checkpoint inhibitors."

The study is conducted at two renowned cancer centers of excellence, the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center in San Diego, CA, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Abivax plans to involve additional leading cancer centers in the U.S. in the subsequent expansion phase of the study.

Darren Sigal, M.D., Program Director of GI Oncology at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center in San Diego, physician with Scripps Clinic and principal investigator of the study said: "Despite the recent advances in treating hepatocellular carcinoma, most patients will still not respond to checkpoint inhibitor therapy and ultimately die of their disease. ABX196 is the first non-checkpoint inhibitor immune therapy to be evaluated in HCC; it activates the iNKT cell, a key anti-cancer immune cell. We are excited to investigate the potential clinical benefits of combining ABX196 with nivolumab in this Phase 1/2 trial."

ABX196 is Abivax's second promising drug candidate progressing through clinical development. It follows ABX464, which is being developed in a Phase 2b trial in ulcerative colitis and a Phase 2a trial in rheumatoid arthritis. A Phase 2b study is also planned in Crohn's disease for ABX464.

ABX196 is a synthetic glycolipid agonist of invariant Natural Killer T cells (iNKT) in a liposomal formulation. A Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by Abivax in healthy volunteers has been completed and demonstrated safety and tolerability as well as a potent activation of iNKT cells. Preclinical studies have demonstrated the potential of ABX196 for cancer therapy: ABX196, both alone and in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor, showed a statistically highly significant therapeutic effect in reducing tumor growth as measured by MRI and increasing survival in mice with HCC. Abivax holds exclusive rights to ABX196 from Scripps Research, the University of Chicago, and Brigham Young University.

Checkpoint inhibitors like nivolumab are a leading class of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies that block certain endogenous proteins (PD-1/PDL-1) made by immune cells, such as T cells, as well as some cancer cells. These proteins effectively hijack the immune system, causing it to keep immune responses in check and preventing T cells from killing cancer cells. When these proteins are blocked, the "brakes" on the immune system are released and T cells are able to kill cancer cells much more efficiently. In some cancers, treatment with checkpoint inhibitors has been highly efficacious. However, due to the tumor micro-environment in other cancers, such as HCC, checkpoint inhibitors can have difficulties exerting their effects. ABX196 is intended as a drug that will potentiate the efficacy of checkpoint inhibitors by activating iNKT cells to kill tumor cells.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form (75-90%) of primary liver cancer in adults. It typically occurs in the setting of chronic liver inflammation and/or cirrhosis, and is closely linked to chronic viral infection such as hepatitis B or C, exposure to toxins such as alcohol, and to certain diseases such as non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH). The incidence of and deaths related to HCC are increasing in the United States and globally due to hepatitis B and C virus infections, as well as NASH. Prevalence data from 2018 show a total of 79,000 cases of HCC in the U.S. and G5 Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain and UK), with 67,000 new cases, and a total of 260,000 cases in China with 338,000 new cases. Globally, there were 841,000 new cases of liver cancer (ranks 6th of all reported cancers) and 782,000 fatalities (ranks 4th) in 2018. Currently, the American Cancer Society reports five-year survival rates in the U.S. of 31% for localized HCC, 11% for regional, and 2% for distant or metastatic, indicating a clear unmet medical need for improved therapies for HCC. Pharmaceutical sales in HCC (U.S., G5 Europe and Japan) were USD 616 M in 2018, up 20% from 2017 (USD 513 M)[1].

Scripps Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center teamed up to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego that began delivering patient care in 2018. The partnership brings together the expertise of doctors at Scripps and MD Anderson to offer patient-centered care, using some of the most advanced cancer treatments available today. Through this partnership, Scripps MD Anderson is part of MD Anderson Cancer Network(R), a global collaborative network of hospitals and health care systems dedicated to MD Anderson's mission to end cancer. The collaboration allows Scripps to combine its expertise with MD Anderson's knowledge and capabilities to further elevate the level of care for patients in San Diego.

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Abivax, a clinical stage company, is mobilizing the body's natural immune machinery to treat patients with autoimmune diseases, viral infections, and cancer. Abivax is listed on Euronext compartment B (ISIN: FR0012333284 – Mnémo: ABVX). More information on the company is available at Follow us on Twitter @ABIVAX_


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Meet The Merrymans: Reinvesting in American Communities

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2020 / Brian and Tina Merryman are United States based real estate investors and owners of the company American Flip House. They are number eight on the YAHOO Finance list "Top 20 Real Estate Investor's to Keep Track of in 2020." They are also parents to three young children, the oldest of whom has special needs secondary to brain cancer treatment as a toddler. He is now eleven years old. The Merryman's invest in buy and hold and buy and sell real estate. Their current business plan involves a majority of residential fix and flip properties. American Flip House follower's love their recent favoritism toward historic homes, which they remodel with a modern design while keeping much of the home's original vintage character. They recently became real estate investment coaches through BlackCard University after having graduated from the Platinum Program.

The Merryman's are a fun-loving couple. Brian is the level-headed, problem-solving, big-picture person. Tina is the more spontaneous, Irish-Italian fireball. Brian is a great delegator, while Tina focuses more on relationships and tends to micro-manage; something she attributes to being a mom, especially with one of the children having special needs. While they are both committed to improving their respective weaknesses, they are in sync with placating one another's strengths. Brian believes that is a key component for success in managing a team and a company. Everyone has their role. He believes each team member can shine and grow individually, as well as grow the company by sticking to their strengths, while also improving their weaknesses by communicating and working on personal development. For Brian and Tina, their yin and yang personalities and energies seem to make a well-rounded business with a sort of built in checks and balances system.

Brian has worked in government for years, and in supervisor and executive positions. His experience, as well as his MBA and constant investment in business education and personal development has been huge for running American Flip House. Tina previously owned her own business, Soul Energy Shop, an online platform for women and children focusing on mind, body and spirit wellness. The company was growing, yet the success and opportunity for growth with American Flip House became her priority and she decided in 2019 to dissolve the other company. Tina's past experience is in journalism and marketing, as well as being an on-air radio personality, spokesmodel and voice actress. Ironically, Brian is the one now interested in public speaking and Tina has enjoyed more of the behind the scenes action such as working the numbers for their deals, for example.

The Merryman's got into real estate investment when they needed to move for their special needs son and his education. They would have lost money if they sold their home at the time. Therefore, they decided to rent it out. As the buy and hold experience began, Brian's interest was sparked. A few summer's later, they had to take leave from work and live in Gainesville, Florida for their son's out-of-state surgical needs. It required them to be away from home and work with more down time for a couple of months. That is when Brian decided to read the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad with the intention of learning more about money mindsets and investing. That began the wheels turning regarding making real estate investing a future for their family. It was all history from there! Throw in a lot more books, coaching, flipping their first house and buying a duplex and they had a vehicle that was taking on speed. It was not until 2018 that they decided to truly scale. By early 2019 they had begun to rebrand and the vehicle turned into a rocket ship.

In the process of building American Flip House from the ground up, their biggest enemies to deal with were time management, making peace with the naysayers and perseverance when days were hard.

"Mindset is huge," agree both Brian and Tina. They do not believe in work-life balance so much as what they call "lifestyle integration." Brain says, "This is a 24/7, 365 gig." Tina adds, "You have to get really solid at time management when you own a business and are scaling. Brian is getting really good at that – I am realizing the necessity and finally coming around. Also, faith and family must remain the priority; they are in everything we do and everything we do is in them."

The Merryman children are part of the experience, going to property walkthroughs and sometimes helping to paint or landscape, for example.

"You also have to realize that most of the people you have known throughout your life are not going to understand your lifestyle," mentions Tina.

"Yes!" adds Brian, "Owning a business and being an entrepreneur is a completely different lifestyle than the middle class mindset and behaviors we both grew up with."

"A true entrepreneur takes risks and spends time educating themselves and choosing assets over liabilities. It's not for everyone," says Tina.

"You have to be a resilient person who makes daily efforts to keep their mind, body and spirit in peak condition, and always improving. You also have to communicate well and be able to brush off negative energy. Just never quit!" says Brian.

Aside from a strong mindset, the couple has some secrets they use daily to continue expanding their business. Brian explains, "I use a strategic journal and plan each day the day before with specific time for family, business and specific areas inside those priorities. In fact, each day of the week is designated for different focuses. One day is for branding, another for marketing, another still for property visits, so on and so forth. Then, there is a certain chunk of the day for new business and a certain chunk of the day for current business. We learned this strategy from our Real Estate Investment and Business Coach, Stefan Aarnio."

"You also have to internalize that it takes money to make money," Tina adds, "I always panic with the poor dad mentality like, we can't spend money on marketing or more coaching. I call Brian the boss-man because he has the rich dad mentality of ‘how can we afford this?' He is the natural born leader and problem-solver; thank goodness!"

In real estate investing, Brian and Tina swear by being a brand, not a commodity. They are strict about the budget and turning the expected profit for their partner's and the company; however, creating a retail, dream-come-true experience for the end user of their product has allowed them to stand out and make deals move faster. They also believe very much in personal development and mentorship. They attribute their edge to always investing in education and personal growth, "You should always be increasing your value to be of more service," says Tina.

The Merryman's also use a proprietary system they learned through their coaching program in order to negotiate and track properties. This strategy leads to getting great deals at 40-60 cents on the dollar.

Throughout the real estate journey, the Merryman's see it as though their biggest failures have led to some of their greatest gains. Tina commented, "As much as we are huge advocates for education in whatever facet of life or business you are working on…. We also believe that there is no education in life quite like experience. The most painful failure we had – or at least the one that irritated us the most – was not hiring the right contracting team for a job. Twice. They ended up costing us time and money. We recognized the gaps and weaknesses that caused those issues and have created a transparent yet competitive strategy for contractors to work with us. We also hired a skilled project manager last year and things are moving along much more efficiently now."

The Merryman's agreed that all the little improvements are their biggest success and the fact that they were recently featured as number eight in the Yahoo! Finance List Top 20 Real Estate Investor's to Keep Track of in 2020. "We feel very blessed to be on that list with people like Grant Cardone," Brian mentioned.

Even with some great past achievements, they have no intentions of slowing down. "Currently we are working on scaling how many deals we do a month while also raising more private capital," Tina said.

"We also just became licensed REI coaches through an elite Real Estate Investment, Business and Sales University. The same program we graduated from and that led to our own success. We are really diving into scaling our company and helping others successfully begin and grow their own," Brian said.

With everything in mind, the Merryman's want to leave a legacy of resilience. They believe that people can grow and even change a lot. They want to be a part of bigger movements in the future as their company grows while teaching how much a positive person who preserves can really change the world; one mindset at a time.

If you're interested in keeping up with the Merryman's, check out their Instagram!


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Clout is the New Currency; HighKey Clout is Running Large Celebrity Campaigns

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2020 / HighKey Clout Inc. (@highkeyclout on Instagram) is an influencer marketing company that specializes in celebrity giveaway growth campaigns, with the primary objective of growing their ever-expanding list of clients social media followings on Instagram.

HighKey Clout Inc. reached becoming a 7 figure company, just within 6 months of its creation. Jordan Lintz and his younger brother Luke Lintz started their online business careers over three years ago and have built a variety of connections with big influencers and high achieving clients to make this company a fast success.

Jordan and Luke have created three companies under the "HighKey" name. Their first being an e-commerce company, HighKey Technology Inc. (@highkeyco on Instagram), and their second company to follow is named HighKey Agency Inc. (@highkeyagency on Instagram), a full-service social media branding agency.

As influencer marketing was the main source of advertising to begin with in their e-commerce company, the two began developing relationships with large influencers right at the start. The social media agency began a relationship with high success clients. The Lintz brothers leveraged these two assets that were built over the course of three years and began constructing the giveaway model under HighKey Clout to take advantage of these relationships.

To break down the entire process, HighKey Clout runs celebrity influencer giveaway campaigns on Instagram to grow their client's social media following. It's a very simple operation and that's why it works so effectively.

They sign large USA influencers to run a campaign on their Instagram. These campaigns consist of video and/or photo posts where they announce exactly what they will be giving away to their fans. In order to enter the giveaway, the fans must follow everyone @highkeyclout is following. HighKey's clients sponsor the giveaway to be one of the people followed by @highkeyclout. The instructions to enter the giveaway are simple and effective. This results in large growth for all of HighKey's clients.

The definition of Clout is influence and power specifically in business and politics. With social media being a dominating marketing force of the new decade, it's essential to have a constantly growing following on platforms- especially Instagram. High success individuals are willing to trade their hard-earned money for the chance to grow and develop their social media following, as personal branding leads to plentiful opportunities. This trust in social media fortifies the statement, "Clout is the new currency".

To date, HighKey Clout has given away $10k – $20k in cash and prizes during each campaign. This amount of money is a very large incentive for the celebrity's fans to participate. This large amount being given away fortifies the reputation of the HighKey Clout brand. All prizes are documented and recorded for proof of a legitimate campaign.

As HighKey Clout expands, they continue to work with larger celebrity influencers. The Lintz brothers have signed platinum recording artists, Lil Yachty (@lilyachty) and Danielle Bregoli (@bhadbhabie) on giveaway contracts to fulfill campaigns throughout 2020. Some other notable influencers HighKey Clout has partnered with on Instagram include; @danbilzerean, @hammy_tv, @therealtarzann, @supremepatty, @kristenhanby, @woodyandkleiny, @jackson_odoherty and many more. The two have no intention of slowing down, with plans to collaborate with some of the biggest names in current culture.

In the beginning months of operation, HighKey Clout started with managing campaigns of smaller influencers (1-3M following) and didn't find as much success for the amount of time put in. This issue was quickly overcome by investing more money behind the quality and level of each campaign, which in turn led to better results.

There are a handful of giveaway campaigns being run across Instagram, including big names like the Kardashians and Jenners! HighKey Clout is able to stand out and differentiate themselves from the competition because it is the first truly branded Instagram giveaway growth company.

"The great thing about the giveaway model is that everyone is pleased! The three groups that are involved in the giveaway campaigns are influencers, fans, and clients. The Influencers are paid very well, the fans want to win all the great prizes, and the clients are very happy to grow and gain social exposure like never possible before," states Jordan.

Both Jordan and Luke Lintz have a very large vision of conducting the largest giveaway campaigns for in the coming three to five years. Be sure to keep an eye out, because it's likely your favourite influencer or celebrity will be next!

To keep up with the future HighKey Clout, check their Instagram


Trenten Huss
(204) 698-6281

SOURCE: HighKey Agency

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Cheap Car Insurance 2020; How To Get Affordable Car Insurance For Senior Drivers

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2020 / has launched a new blog post that explains how senior citizens can get better car insurance rates.

For more info and free quotes, visit

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the frequency of crashes increases for drivers that are 70-year-old or more. As a result, insurers place seniors in the high-risk category.

Senior drivers that are looking for better car insurance premiums can follow the next tips:

Look for a low-mileage discount. Insurance companies offer significant discounts for drivers that drive less. Senior citizens that just got retired are no longer required to commute to work, so they usually drive fewer miles.
Graduate a defensive driving course. Senior citizens will find out how medications and aging affect driving and how to better accommodate to these changes. Also, classes are cheap and will provide significant discounts after graduation.
Install anti-theft devices. Senior citizens can install noisy alarms, ignition kill switches, steering wheel locks, vehicle tracking systems or other anti-theft devices to prove their insurer they want to keep their vehicle safe. Depending on what safety device is installed, insurance companies will offer various discounts.
Look for a cheaper car to insure. Senior citizens are recommended to insure slightly used cars that already have several safety features installed.
Pay for the whole policy in advance. Senior citizens can save between 5% to 10% if they pay for the full policy at once. This way senior citizens won't have to pay for monthly interest charges and administration fees.
Keep a clean driving record. Senior citizens that maintain a clean driving record can qualify for a good driver discount. This way they can lower their insurance premiums even further.
Check online insurance quotes. By comparing multiple online insurance quotes, senior citizens can decide if to remain with the same insurance provider or switch to another one that provides better insurance rates.

For additional info, money-saving tips and free car insurance quotes, visit is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

"Senior drivers can easily lower their car insurance premiums if they follow several money-saving methods", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company.


Company Name: Internet Marketing Company
Person for contact Name: Gurgu C
Phone Number: (818) 359-3898

SOURCE: Internet Marketing Company

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TruckersBooks Launches a Mobile Bookkeeping Manager App for Owner Operator Truckers and Small Fleet Owners in Time for Tax Time, to Make the 2019 Year-End Tax Reporting Process for Truckers, Hassle-Free.

BARRIE, ON / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2020 / This Mobile App will simplify the 2019 tax reporting process and give truckers a new way to do their own bookkeeping and save money, without bookkeeping experience and have monthly financial reports that allow them to always know their numbers without having to call an accountant.

Key features within the app is how it allows truckers to send us the bookkeeping business papers each month by simply snapping pictures of each document and click a submit link to send us the information for bookkeeping processing and the creation of operating result reports that allows them to know the numbers without bookkeeping experience

The app also includes a data capture feature that allows truckers to send us the bookkeeping business information for processing as data instead of paper by selecting the expense type from a drop-down chart-of-account expense list, including expense amount so truckers can click submit to send us the information for bookkeeping processing.

About TruckersBooks

In business for over 20 years, providing bookkeeping and tax services to truckers.

In 2018 the company decided to move the company from paper to paperless and customize an APP that would empower truckers to do their own bookkeeping and keep their books up to date and tax filing ready for accountant to do the tax filings.

Truckers Mobile Bookkeeping App will provide truckers with a set of monthly operating result financial reports to make it easy for them to always know the numbers without bookkeeping experience and without having to call an accountant.


Ron Johnson
Truckersbooks, Inc. 750 Big Bay Point Road
Barrie, Ontario L4M 4S6

SOURCE: Truckersbooks, Inc.

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EnerDynamic Update on the Asset Value of Ghana Joint Venture Property

NIAGARA FALLS, ON / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2020 / EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (TSXV:EHT) ("EHT") is pleased to provide an important update to shareholders on the valuation of its assets involved in the Dawa Industrial Housing Project in Ghana, in which EHT's current joint venture with United Construction and Investments (the "UCI-EHT JV") is a primary participant.

UCI-EHT Ghana Project 100,000 houses at Dawa Industrial Area.

In EHT's February 19, 2020, news release, we stated that the real property the Government of Ghana granted to the UCI-EHT JV, which is now owned by the JV, has been formally appraised at $64.3M USD ($73.3M CAD). As previously announced, this property will be the underpinning of the security for the construction of the homes to be built by the UCI-EHT JV We want/wish to reiterate that the UCI-EHT JV is 70% owned by EHT, which means that this (real) property is now an asset of the JV company, and therefore, EHT can now show this entire value amount on EHT's consolidated financial statements going forward. EHT will, through the course of the UCI-EHT JV, reduce the asset value in correlation with sales recorded on the income statement as it builds houses and sells them back to the Government of Ghana, as per EHT's contract therewith. As sales are recorded by the UCI-EHT JV, EHT will continue to make margin on the sale of the houses themselves, as well as on the materials EHT delivers to the UCI-EHT JV. Through this promising development, EHT has strengthened its balance sheet, while at the same time recorded a significant pipeline of sales, which we look forward to delivering on with our partners in Ghana.

About EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies

EHT delivers proprietary, turn-key energy solutions which are intelligent, bankable and sustainable. EHT's expertise includes the development of its ENERTEC module structures with full integration of smart energy solutions. Using a proprietary skin and foam core that is stronger than traditional wood or steel structural insulated panels, EHT provides exceptional thermal energy efficiency in modular homes, cold storage facilities, residential/commercial out buildings and emergency/temporary shelters. EHT works with its partners worldwide to erect the buildings on-site utilizing EHT staff and local crews. In addition to traditional support to established electrical networks, ENERTEC buildings excel where no electrical grid exists.


The EHT advanced ENERTEC Modular Wall and Roof System uses a proprietary skin and foam core that is stronger and more energy efficient than traditional wood or steel structures providing the highest ratings for energy efficiency. EHT works with its partners worldwide to erect the buildings on-site utilizing EHT staff and local crews. After installation, each structure can be furnished and finished to meet the customer's requirements including siding, tile, kitchens and bathrooms or segregated commercial rooms. The finished wall product can be shipped on pallets and delivered via rail, truck or water in standard formats.

At the core of the ENERTEC product line is the ENERTEC Embedded Solar Roof Module. Solar cells can be embedded in a proprietary fireproof skin resulting in substantial cost savings by eliminating heavy glass panels and aluminum racking required for traditional solar panels. Two barriers to greater adoption of solar energy are weight limitations of the roof on which solar panels could be deployed and onerous shipping and labour costs. A lighter product at a better price point will open a larger market for solar due to the faster return of capital investment especially for rural and remote users looking to go off-grid. Furthermore, the entire EHT embedded solar roof becomes a massive solar panel capable of producing significantly more energy than the home requires, allowing the structure to then become an important source of power for the local micro grid or large battery storage systems.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The statements herein that are not historical facts are forward‐looking statements. Forward-looking information relating to sales of the products (the "Opportunities") involves risk, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects, for the Opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although EHT believes that the assumptions used in preparing the forward-looking information on the Opportunities outlined in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. EHT disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.


John Gamble
(289) 488-1699

SOURCE: EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp.

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Evrim Resources’ Ermitaño Royalty update

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2020 / (TSX-V:EVM) Evrim Resources Corp. ("Evrim" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the development of the Ermitaño gold-silver deposit in Sonora, Mexico. The Ermitaño deposit, owned by First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic"), is located four kilometres from First Majestic's Santa Elena Mine (Figure 1). Evrim holds a 2% net smelter return ("NSR") royalty on Ermitaño, and the project is expected to commence production in the first quarter of 2021.

Ermitaño Development Highlights

Indicated resource of 704,000 tonnes grading 4.05 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold and 66 g/t silver containing 91,700 ounces of gold and 1.5 million ounces of silver, and inferred resource of 4.63 million tonnes grading 3.36 g/t gold and 59 g/t silver containing 501,500 ounces of gold and 8.8 million ounces of silver, as of December 31, 20181, 2, 3. A new resource is expected at the end of Q1 2020.
First Majestic received a positive Unified Technical Document ("DTU") permit for the Ermitaño project in May 2019, paving the way for the commencement construction and mining activities
A total of 55,719 metres of drilling completed in 157 holes4 at the end of 2019 with recent results that include:

EW-19-67 grading 12.84 g/t gold and 46 g/t silver over 10.8 metres
EW-19-85 grading 31.63 g/t gold and 459 g/t silver over 2.4 metres
EW-19-103 grading 16.37 g/t gold and 111 g/t silver over 7.7 metres

Engineering, geotechnical, geohydrological, and metallurgical studies underway to support a pre-feasibility study expected to be released in the fourth quarter of this year
A total of 3,800 metres of underground development to prepare five production levels and 15,000 metres of drilling is scheduled for completion over the course of 2020

"We are pleased to see First Majestic's effort and commitment to complete the underground development in 2020," commented Evrim President and CEO, Paddy Nicol. "Evrim holds two royalties (Ermitaño and Cumobabi) in the vicinity of the Santa Elena mine and we see a bright future for the mine and our interests. We are very excited about the prospect of receiving our first ever royalty payments in 2021 upon the commencement of commercial production at Ermitaño."

About the Ermitaño Deposit

The Ermitaño Project is a gold and silver resource-development project located in Sonora State, Mexico. The project is located four kilometres southeast of the Santa Elena silver-gold mine operated by First Majestic. The "Ermitaño West" area contains a network of east-west trending low sulphidation epithermal veins and stockwork in an area measuring 1,200 metres long by 600 metres wide.

Figure 1: Location map showing Santa Elena Mine and the Ermitaño property

Ermitaño Vein System

Epithermal silver and gold mineralization is hosted in the steep dipping Ermitaño and Ermitaño Splay structures. These structures host green and white massive, banded, and bladed quartz, calcite, and adularia veins and stockworks. The veins are commonly brecciated and associated with argillic alteration. The bulk of the Inferred mineralization reported in 2019 is hosted in the Ermitaño Splay. Drilling of the Ermitaño Splay has delineated an east-west striking structure measuring approximately 500 metres long and 400 metres down dip, with mineralized true thicknesses ranging from 0.9 to 30.0 metres and averaging 11.0 metres. The Ermitaño Splay separates from the Ermitaño structure, which has been delineated by drilling for approximately 1,000 metres along strike and 400 metres down dip. Mineralized true thickness ranges from 0.8 to 11.0 metres and averages 4.0 metres.

Figure 2. Ermitaño Splay long section from First Majestic news release of February 24, 2020.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control Procedures

Development and technical information are from First Majestic's news releases dated July 15, August 7 and October 15, 2019, and January 15, January 21 and February 24, 2020. Readers are also referred to First Majestic's news release of February 24, 2020 for quality assurance/quality control (QAQC) procedures.

Note 1: Mineral Resources have been classified in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM") Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, whose definitions are incorporated by reference into NI 43-101.

Note 2: The Mineral Resources information provided above is based on internal estimates prepared as of December 31, 2018. The information provided was reviewed and compiled by Ramon Mendoza Reyes, PEng, QP for First Majestic, and is based on internal work prepared under the supervision of First Majestic internal QPs, who have the appropriate relevant qualifications, and experience in geology and resource estimation.

Note 3: Metal prices considered for Mineral Resources estimates were $17.50/oz Ag, $1,300/oz Au, $1.00/lb Pb, and $1.20/lb Zn.

Note 4: For a detailed table of the 2019 drill results please visit First Majestic's website at

Qualified Person Statement

Evrim's disclosure of technical and scientific information in this news release has been reviewed by Dave Groves, Vice President, Exploration for Evrim. Mr. Groves is a Certified Professional Geologist (#11456) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.

About Evrim Resources

Evrim Resources is a mineral exploration company whose goal is to participate in significant exploration discoveries supported by a sustainable business model. The Company is well financed, has a diverse range of quality projects and a database covering substantial areas of Mexico and portions of southwestern United States. The Company's projects are advanced through option and joint venture agreements with industry partners to create shareholder value. Evrim's business plan also includes royalty creation utilizing the Company's exploration expertise and existing projects.

On Behalf of the Board


Paddy Nicol

President & CEO

To find out more about Evrim Resources Corp., please contact Paddy Nicol, President, Dave Groves, VP of Exploration at, or Liliana Wong, Manager, Investor Relations at 604-425-3400.

Visit our website at

Forward Looking Information

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward looking statements". All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that Evrim Resources Corp. (the "Company") expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur.

Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

SOURCE: Evrim Resources Corp.

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