Better Housing Coalition gets $3 million donation from Altria to help finance affordable housing in the Richmond region | Business News

While the housing market and construction market have remained strong in the Richmond region during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, “You don’t see many affordable housing units being built,” she said. “The demand for affordable housing exceeds the supply. There are many low-income families and seniors who struggle to pay the rent.”

Rental costs range from about $500 per month to $1,300 per month at the various Better Housing Coalition multifamily units in the area.

BHC mostly develops and provides rental units, but the organization also plans to use the money from the Altria donation to support homeownership opportunities for at least 50 households.

It also plans to offer more support services for residents. For instance, BHC is planning to provide telehealth services to at least 200 low-income senior residents.

Altria, the parent company of top U.S. tobacco company Philip Morris USA, is offering the contribution as part of

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Agona East MP Offers Financial Support To Tertiary Students | General News

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East, Mrs Queenstar Maame Pokuah Sawyerr, has offered GH¢35,000 financial assistance to 35 tertiary students in their quest to pursue higher education.

The MP, through her Maame Pokuah Fees Programme (MPFP), presented GH¢1,000 each to the beneficiary students to cushion them in footing their academic user-fees and other educational expenditure.

Mrs Sawyerr, on her election as MP for the area in 2012, instituted the MPFP programme to support the education of particularly young girls in the district at the Senior High School (SHS) level.

However, with the introduction of the Free SHS programme in 2017, she shifted her focus to assist students at the tertiary level towards the training of the needed human capital to drive the progress of the district.

Reduce burden

Speaking to the Daily Graphic after a short presentation, Mrs Sawyerr noted that the gesture was to ease the burden

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Microsoft Advertising Introduces Filter Link Extensions & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST]

On this week’s episode of Marketing O’Clock, hosts Greg Finn, Mark Saltarelli, and Jess Budde break down the biggest digital marketing news of the week.

If you are unable to listen on Spotify, check out the video version of this week’s episode on the Search Engine Journal YouTube channel.

On January 26, Microsoft Advertising announced the newest addition to their arsenal of extensions – Filter Link Extensions!


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This new extension type is unique to Microsoft Advertising and allows advertisers to provide users with direct links to different features of the website, which are categorized under different headers.

With up to 36 different predefined headers to choose from, advertisers have the flexibility to use Filter Link for many different applications to fit their product or service.

It is not breaking news that Pinterest introduced stories back in September 2020, but what they are doing with their

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Does Getting High Give You Great Business Ideas? Yes and No, New Study Finds | Health News

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter


THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Entrepreneurs seeking great new pitches for “Shark Tank” might try a little reefer madness, according to new research. But whether investors pile on is another matter.

Marijuana use can promote higher levels of business creativity, helping innovators come up with wildly original notions for new products and services, according to a new study in the Journal of Business Venturing.

But there’s a drawback — sometimes these stunning new business ideas simply aren’t feasible.

Take, for example, the weightless, gravity-free virtual reality workout dreamed up by one pot-smoking entrepreneur who took part in the new study.

“That was really original. We didn’t see that kind of idea more than once,” said lead researcher Ben Warnick, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship with the Washington State University Vancouver – Carson College of Business. “But it’s not immediately apparent how

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US-Analytics and MindStream Strategically Align to Improve and Expand Solutions to Bring Digital Transformation to Finance Teams | News

DALLAS, Feb 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — US-Analytics and MindStream, two organizations dedicated to designing solutions that help enterprise businesses improve their financial planning, budgeting, reporting, and analytics, are proud to announce an expanded strategic alliance that will help meet the CFOs’ growing demand for digital transformation initiatives in the workplace.

This strategic partnership will increase the size of both firms and provide twice as many resources for support services to customers. With the expansion of this existing long-term partnership, both organizations aim to:

  • Align resources by expertise to serve clients more efficiently in the Americas
  • Blend practice teams, business knowledge, and technical expertise in offering robust solutions to the EPM / CPM / Analytics marketplace
  • Share marketing and client acquisition expenses that will drive mutual profitability
  • Develop New Products and Services to meet the needs of the CFO and the Office of Finance.

US-Analytics is an award-winning Enterprise

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The Pacific Financial Group Announces New Additions to Senior Leadership Team | News

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Pacific Financial Group (TPFG), an SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm and pioneer in Self-Directed Brokerage Account Management, today announced multiple additions to its Executive Leadership Team. Gary Manguso has joined the company as Chief Investment Strategy & Product Officer. Matt Hamilton has joined as President.

Manguso has led both strategic and tactical teams for more than 25 years, building and managing large, high-growth product development and sales organizations. He will oversee both investment strategy and product development including the newest launches of TPFG’s Strategy PLUS and Market Movement Solutions® (MMS) investment management platforms. Hamilton becomes President and will oversee National Accounts, Strategic Partnerships, Private Wealth, Marketing, and the RiskPro® software team.

Most recently, Manguso was Vice President of Product Strategy at FTJ FundChoice where he focused on investment strategy development through increased advisor capabilities and consistency throughout their practices. Manguso

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