- The largest commercial payers in Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma have adopted Carleon’s Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines-Musculoskeletal Spine Surgery Criteria, which deems one- and two-level lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) medically necessary and expands coverage to over 14 million additional covered lives.
- The largest commercial payer in North Carolina (2.8 million covered lives) has recently adopted Carleon’s Guidelines as well—deeming one- and two-level lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) medically necessary.
- This update comes on top of the recent announcement that Michigan’s largest commercial payer (5.8 million covered lives) has established positive coverage for one- and two-level lumbar TDR.
- Centinel Spine’s prodisc L is the only TDR system in the U.S. approved for two-level use in the lumbar spine.
WEST CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Centinel Spine®, LLC, (“the Company”) a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease by providing the most complete and clinically-proven total disc replacement (TDR) technology platform in the world (prodisc®), today announced the adoption of Carleon’s Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines-Musculoskeletal Spine Surgery Criteria by the largest payers in Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma—representing over 14 million covered lives. Because prodisc L is the only lumbar TDR device with FDA approval for two-level use, these guidelines only apply to the use of prodisc L lumbar TDR in these states.
This major positive coverage update became effective in August 2023 and continues the trend towards significant coverage for two-level lumbar TDR. In September, the largest commercial payer in Michigan added one and two-level lumbar TDR coverage, providing 5.8 million covered lives with access to lumbar TDR. Then, in October, the largest commercial payer in North Carolina adopted Carleon’s Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines-Musculoskeletal Spine Surgery Criteria for lumbar TDR, as well—adding 2.8 million covered lives. With this recent coverage expansion in these four states, it is estimated that over 30% of commercially-covered lives in the U.S now have access to two-level lumbar TDR, while coverage for one-level lumbar TDR has grown from 50% in 2017 to a currently estimated 94% of covered lives.
The adoption of Carleon’s Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines-Musculoskeletal Spine Surgery Criteria specifically excludes devices lacking FDA approval for two-level TDR and explicitly references Centinel Spine’s prodisc L system as being the only TDR system in the U.S. approved for two-level use in the lumbar spine. Additional policy guidelines restrict coverage for the L3-L4 lumbar level to only devices FDA-approved for that use; prodisc L remains the only TDR system in the U.S. approved for use at the L3-L4 level.
According to Osama Ahmed, MD, Neurosurgeon at Brain and Spine Institute of San Antonio, “It’s a huge advancement in patient care that BCBS will now approve two-level lumbar disc replacements. Motion preservation surgery is medically proven and should become more readily available as the paradigm shift away from traditional fusions continues.”
Centinel Spine CEO Steve Murray adds, “The #1 payer in four large states has now provided much needed two-level lumbar TDR access to a significant number of individuals. We look forward to other payers recognizing the clinical benefits of lumbar TDR enabling patients to maintain spinal motion and avoid adjacent segment disease.”
About Centinel Spine, LLC
Centinel Spine®, LLC is a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease by providing the most robust total disc replacement (TDR) technology platform in the world (prodisc®). The Company’s prodisc technology is the most studied and clinically-proven TDR system across the globe, validated by over 540 published papers and 250,000 implantations worldwide.
Centinel Spine continues to advance its pioneering culture and corporate mission to become a catalyst of change in the spine industry and alter the way spine surgery is perceived. The prodisc platform remains the only technology with multiple motion-preserving anatomic solutions allowing the surgeon to Match-the-Disc™ to each patient’s anatomy for both cervical and lumbar total disc replacement.
For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.CentinelSpine.com or contact:
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Construction of Luxury Boutique Hotel Slated for Completion in 2025
SAN FRANCISCO and HEALDSBURG, Calif., Nov. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — GreenRock Capital, a leading C-PACE Finance Company, and Petros PACE Finance, the largest C-PACE provider in the country and a leader in innovative and structured finance, together announced the close of $62.6 million in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing for the construction of the Appellation Healdsburg hotel project located at 101 Dovetail in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. CCS Healdsburg Hotel, LLC, a partnership between Comstock Development Company, Wine Country Holdings an affiliate of Appellation, and HVH Investment will develop the property for the new culinary-forward luxury hotel brand and operator, Appellation.
“C-PACE financing is integral to structuring a robust capital stack, offering our clients a path to not only secure the viability of new development projects but also to advance them with a strong commitment to sustainability,” said Chris Robbins, managing principal of GreenRock Capital. “This form of financing is fostering job growth while supporting environmentally conscious construction with a commitment to long-term economic and ecological benefits.”
Anticipated to open in 2025, the 108-key luxury boutique hotel Appellation Healdsburg will deliver the Wine Country lifestyle with an array of amenities and facilities, including a 160-seat Charlie Palmer signature restaurant and bar, rooftop bar, fitness club, spa and two pools, and 15,500-square-feet of meeting and event space. The property will hold a unique market position as the only 4½ star resort that provides the amenities and experiences that the modern-day traveler seeks, while intimately immersing guests into the local community.
“The Healdsburg hotel project is a prime example of a sophisticated developer using C-PACE to supplement their complex capital stack with financing that is both innovative and sustainable,” said Mansoor Ghori, CEO and founder of Petros PACE Finance. “Once considered alternative or niche financing, C-PACE is now poised to lead the commercial real estate industry forward as a mainstream solution for funding across all property types and development needs.”
The project is being developed as part of the broader North Village mixed-use master plan, strategically located two miles north of downtown Healdsburg. The full master site encompasses: a housing project consisting of 27 Category C townhomes; a mixed-use development by Burbank Housing, a leading non-profit housing provider in Sonoma County to deliver 53 workforce housing units atop approximately 12,500 square feet of retail; and Enso Village, the Zen inspired residential project nearing its final stages of construction through a collaboration between Kendal Homes and the San Francisco Zen Center.
“Comstock prides itself not only on being a leader in construction and architecture, but also for reducing our carbon footprint and creating environmentally sustainable buildings,” stated Robert Comstock, Principal, Comstock. “This financing provides a long-term source of sustainability capital for this asset that has been accretive in the capital stack,” said Nicholas Long, CFO, Comstock.
About GreenRock Capital
GreenRock Capital LLC, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and operating throughout the United States where commercial PACE (C‑PACE) is available, is exclusively focused on originating, advising and helping lead financings. The co‑founders have been active participants in the C‑PACE sector since 2014. In 2023, the firm closed the largest C-PACE loan to-date on an office property in the U.S., as well as the second largest C-PACE loan on a single property of any type in the U.S. For more information, visit GreenRock at https://www.greenrockhc.com/.
About Petros PACE Finance
Petros PACE Finance, LLC is the national leader in the C-PACE marketplace, dedicated solely to providing long-term C-PACE financing to commercial property owners seeking to lower energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and increase property values and meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. The company is a platform portfolio investment of Apollo Global Management. Its leadership team has decades of executive-level experience in private credit and structured finance, with direct long-term institutional investor relationships. With billions in committed capital, Petros is able to close transactions in eligible C-PACE markets nationwide. To learn more about Petros PACE Finance visit our website at www.petros-pace.com.
Comstock Development Company, with over 30 years of proven development experience and deep roots in the City of Healdsburg, is a vertically integrated organization comprising industry-leading talent. We take immense pride in our unwavering commitment to creating spaces distinguished by their sense of community and heart, ensuring that every vision is brought to life with unparalleled excellence. Our extensive track record includes the development and leasing of an impressive 3,000,000 square feet of office and retail spaces, the acquisition, entitlement, and sale of more than 40 residential projects, totaling over 4,000 units, and the successful design, construction, and current operation of a 17,000 square-foot winery in Healdsburg.
Appellation, meaning “to give a name to a place,” crafts unparalleled culinary-centered places of hospitality that immerse guests in the uniquely local aspects of exceptional destinations. The first hotel brand born from the merger of culinary and hospitality, Appellation is about comfort and connection over formality and extravagance – perfectly blending luxury amenities with real world experiences born of this place. The company is the vision of co-founders Charlie Palmer, one of America’s best-known chefs who arguably created the successful hotel restaurant model, and Christopher Hunsberger, who spent over 30 years in strategic leadership roles with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. When the first Appellation hotels open in Healdsburg (CA), Sun Valley (ID), Petaluma (CA), Pacific Grove (CA), they will set a new standard for immersion in culinary, culture and community that can only be found “here.” To learn more, visit www.appellationhotels.com.
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HATBORO, Pa., Nov. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Azzur Group today announces the appointment of Steve Ebersohl as Chief Commercial Officer overseeing the implementation of commercial strategies across the company’s expanding business units: Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™, Azzur Labs, Azzur Consulting, and Azzur Training Center.
Initially founded in Philadelphia in 2010, Azzur Group is a market-leading provider of cGMP services for the pharmaceutical, medical device, advanced therapies, and healthcare industries, with offices, labs, and early-phase manufacturing facilities operating in key industry hotbeds throughout the United States.
As Chief Commercial Officer, Steve brings to Azzur Group more than 25 years of leadership experience at life science and Fortune 100 companies, driving strong sales growth and marketing strategy. Most recently, Steve served as Vice President of Global Medical Marketing for Cytiva, overseeing product development, demand generation, and strategy for the organization’s life science and medical audiences. Steve has also held senior sales and marketing roles at Pall Corporation and General Electric.
“I’m pleased to join Azzur Group and build upon the organization’s strong foundation to establish a comprehensive commercial program for long-term success,” said Steve. “Together with fellow company leaders, we can indeed uncover new possibilities for growth while empowering our clients to deliver life-changing innovations.”
Steve holds a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Gulf Coast University and bachelor of science degrees in chemistry and biology from Quincy University.
“We are pleased to welcome Steve to Azzur Group at such a pivotal point in Azzur Group’s growth as an organization,” said Michael Khavinson, Chief Executive Officer, Azzur Group. “With his extensive sales and marketing experience, I’m positive that Steve will accelerate Azzur’s business growth, revenue generation, and profitability across our four business units.”
For more information, visit Azzur.com.
About Azzur Group
From Discovery to Delivery™, Azzur Group provides the life science community full life-cycle solutions for all their GxP needs. From Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™ facilities, to our labs, training centers and consulting offices across the nation, Azzur Group helps organizations start, scale, and sustain their growing enterprises. With nearly four decades of service to the life science community, we have become a trusted partner to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare companies, as well as their supply chain. Follow us on LinkedIn. For more information, visit Azzur.com.
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Technology further integrates portfolio across C3 value chain, creating more tailored and comprehensive customer solutions
HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, announced the commercial availability of its Saplene™ super absorbent polymer (SAP) technology. The process uses acrylic acid as the main feedstock to produce SAP, which consumer goods manufacturers use to produce liquid-absorbing personal hygiene products and other specialty applications.
“Introducing this technology to the market is another significant step for our portfolio expansion across the C3 value chain,” said Leon de Bruyn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lummus Technology. “Combining our existing portfolio with SAP technology and our recently acquired acrylic acid technologies positions Lummus at the forefront of the specialty high-value polymer technology market and enables us to offer customers more tailored and integrated solutions.”
Saplene SAP technology is commercially proven, and previously developed and operated at scale by the Songwon Industrial Group of South Korea. The technology has also been licensed for a 45 KTA industrial plant.
Recently, Lummus announced it acquired the rights to Air Liquide’s acrylic acid and acrylic acid esters technologies using propylene as the main feedstock. As a result, Lummus now offers the full chain of technologies for the production of SAP and acrylate esters from propylene, which is a key intermediate in the petrochemical value chain.
The addition of SAP technology strengthens Lummus’ comprehensive polymer technology portfolio, which consists of Novolen® polypropylene technology, EXCENE™ high-density polyethylene technology, and polyhydroxyalkanoaote (PHA) technology. In addition, Lummus offers a complete range of highly competitive technologies for propylene production that can be offered in combination with the polymer technologies. These include CATOFIN® propane dehydrogenation, SRT® steam cracking, olefins conversion technology, Indmax® fluid catalytic cracking, and ORION™ oxidative coupling of methane.
About Lummus Technology
Lummus Technology is the global leader in developing technology solutions that make modern life possible and focus on a more sustainable, low carbon future. We license process technologies in clean fuels, renewables, petrochemicals, polymers, gas processing and supply lifecycle services, catalysts, proprietary equipment and digitalization to customers worldwide. To learn more about Lummus, visit www.LummusTechnology.com.
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Lawsuit Cash Advance Firm lists types of commercial litigation cases that qualify for funding ranging from $10K to $10MM and instructs clients where to apply.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, a leader in lawsuit funding services and legal funding with the fastest approval process in the industry, announced today that they have launched a new site for commercial litigation case funding and will be focusing on funding more commercial litigation cases for the foreseeable future. For over a decade, Legal-Bay has been dedicated to funding large and complex commercial litigation cases. However, they have now expanded to accommodate more clientele as they’ve seen a surge in cases where clients have been disqualified for advances from other funding companies.
Legal-Bay specializes in complex business and commercial cases and has a team of attorneys and large institutional investors ready to evaluate cases in an expedited manner in effort to grant plaintiffs their requested funding amount. Whether you are looking for $10,000 or up to $10MM, Legal-Bay can assist you with getting the capital or lawsuit cash advance you need to see your case through to final settlement payment.
Chris Janish, CEO commented on the company’s new focus and target on commercial litigation pre settlement advances, “Although we have been very active in the commercial litigation funding industry for over a decade for cases ranging over $500K in funding, we have found that the lower end of the market is underserved. Plaintiffs who need smaller funding amounts in the range of $10K to $500K is something our in-house underwriting team can process quickly and fund within a week of due diligence. We believe that we are the only commercial litigation funder that is dedicated to this specific target market at this time.”
To apply for funding on your commercial litigation case with Legal-Bay—known as “one of the best lawsuit loan companies”—or if you’re looking for a loan on lawsuit, to get started with the 24 to 48-hour approval process on your settlement or pre-settlement funding request, please call 877.571.0405 or visit: https://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/commercial-lawsuit-funding.php
Legal-Bay states that they consider all commercial cases, however, the following cases are where they typically dedicate the most focus:
- Verdict or Judgment on Appeal Cases
- Quit Tam or Whistle Blower Lawsuits
- Security Fraud or Stock Arbitration Cases
- Patent or Copy Right Infringement
- Intellectual Property Disputes
- Wrongful Termination Cases
- Legal Malpractice Disputes
- Accounting Malpractice Disputes
- Franchise Protection Cases
- Royalty Payment Disputes
- Commercial Litigation Case Cost or Expert Witness / Trial Cost Funding
Legal-Bay remains a key player in the lawsuit pre-settlement funding industry, providing lawsuit cash advances to plaintiffs while they await payments prior to case settlements. The cash advances are sometimes referred to as lawsuit loans, loan on lawsuit, loan for settlements, loan settlement, or settlement loans, however, the lawsuit cash advances are on a non-recourse basis, which means the plaintiff is only required to repay the advance if they win their case. Legal-Bay does not buy the full claim but simply advances a small portion of the expected settlement amount. Any fees or expenses accrued on the cash advance will be repaid by the plaintiff’s lawyer if and when the case if officially settled and paid. Any mention to lawsuit loans on here is merely based on how public references these type funding’s, when in reality the advances are not loans from a legal footing.
Please note that all 50 states across the U.S. are eligible for Legal-Bay’s commercial case settlement or commercial litigation pre-settlement lawsuit funding. The largest focus of commercial cases is in the largest cities, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Austin, Boston, Detroit, Cleveland, Charlotte, Providence, Tampa and Jacksonville.
To learn more, please call Legal-Bay’s 24-hour hotline at 877.571.0405 or visit:
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial Truck Trader, the leading online marketplace in the commercial industry, has released their 2023 Fall Consumer Trends Report. This comprehensive report promises to be an invaluable resource for dealers, offering deep insights into the dynamic commercial vehicle marketing landscape, sales trends, and evolving consumer behaviors.
Charles Bowles, Director of OEM and Partner Sales at Trader Interactive, remarked, “We are thrilled to offer comprehensive data from our site that gives more insight than ever before into the buying habits and preferences of truck buyers. In this fast-paced market, buyers are used to a very personalized shopping experience, and it is essential that dealers have access to the most up-to-date and reliable data to grab the attention of potential customers. This information will be key for dealers to stay competitive in the market in the coming months.”
The 2023 Consumer Trends Report, available for download here, promises to be a game-changer for dealerships seeking to stay ahead in the commercial vehicle sector. With insights drawn from over 2.2 million actively engaged, in-market shoppers who frequent Commercial Truck Trader’s platform each month, this report provides a goldmine of information.
Key takeaways from the report include:
- Buyer Demographics: Gain an in-depth understanding of target audience demographics, enabling dealers to tailor their marketing efforts more effectively.
- Purchasing Behavior: Explore consumer purchasing habits, including new vs. used preferences and pricing insights, allowing dealers to optimize their inventory and pricing strategies.
- Customer Journey: Trace the complete customer journey, from initial research to the final purchase decision, providing opportunities to enhance customer engagement and satisfaction.
- Preferred Research Tools: Discover the most valuable research tools among shoppers, empowering dealers to align their digital presence with consumer expectations.
- Top Searched Truck Brands and Upfit Choices: Access data on the most sought-after truck brands and upfit types, enabling dealers to align their inventory with popular choices.
- Market Trends: Stay on the cutting edge with market trends backed by solid data, including consumer search patterns, buyer vocations, and the top factors influencing purchase decisions.
This exclusive report offers actionable insights and recommendations from Commercial Truck Trader’s trusted marketing and sales experts. Dealers who download the report will not only gain an edge in the competitive market but also strengthen their marketing and sales strategies to better meet consumer needs.
In the ever-evolving world of commercial vehicle sales, having access to the right data is crucial. Commercial Truck Trader’s 2023 Consumer Trends Report is the key to unlocking a deeper understanding of today’s truck consumer and staying ahead of the competition.
Don’t miss this opportunity to tap into the expertise of Commercial Truck Trader. Download the report here and drive your dealership’s success in the commercial vehicle market.
For more information about Commercial Truck Trader, visit:
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ABOUT COMMERCIAL TRUCK TRADER
Commercial Truck Trader, a division of Trader Interactive and part of the well-known “Trader” family of associated brands, is the industry-leading advertising marketplace for sellers of light, medium, and heavy duty trucks and trailers, with more than 2.2 million monthly unique visitors. Commercial Truck Trader also provides a range of innovative tools designed to help manufacturers and dealers generate customer connections, drive sales, and maximize profits. For more information, visit TruckMediaKit.com.
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InteliVolt promotes equity and inclusion by providing fully financed, sustainable smart infrastructure as a service in the solar, storage and EV charging sectors.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — InteliVolt, LLC, a leading MBE (Minority-Owned Business Enterprise) provider of intelligent commercial solar solutions, today announced that Dean Seavers, noted energy industry executive and prior CEO National Grid US & Executive Director, National Grid, PLC, has joined as Chief Executive Officer of the firm, effective immediately.
“I am excited to join InteliVolt at this critical moment in history, as companies worldwide are striving to achieve net zero goals. The intelligent connected solutions provided by InteliVolt will fuel rapid solar adoption through operational excellence, AI-driven optimization and exceptional customer service.”
As part of this significant leadership announcement, InteliVolt also announces that John F. Carter has joined as President. As the CEO of CarterBrothers, John has emerged as one of the most influential and respected executives in the country. His passion and dedication for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives creates success and influences clients, employees, and partnerships that are committed to excellence and growth.
InteliVolt is a minority-owned, distributed energy EPC company created in a partnership between CarterBrothers and Arc PBC.
Together, Seavers and Carter will lead InteliVolt, a dominant MBE solar energy solutions provider, meeting the needs of the approximately $215 billion commercial and industrial solar market in the US.
InteliVolt is committed to a sustainable energy future via distributed and connected solutions and has secured access to significant capital to fast-cycle commercial efforts, streamline approval and construction processes to operationalize solar systems on accelerated timelines, providing a world-class turnkey solution. The Inflation Reduction Act in 2022 delivers incentives for deploying commercial solar solutions to aid in achieving the national net zero goal.
InteliVolt, LLC, is a leading provider of intelligent commercial solar solutions. InteliVolt is committed to a sustainable energy future via virtual power plants (VPPs) fueled by distributed energy and has secured access to significant pools of capital to fast-cycle commercial efforts, streamline Notice to Proceed (NTP) approvals and provide a world-class turnkey solution. InteliVolt provides fully financed, sustainable smart infrastructure as a service to companies and municipalities working to achieve the national net zero goal.
Head of Corporate Strategy
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The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas — except when it’s not. Sometimes the best things come in the tiniest packages and one of the smallest is sweeping across the San Antonio area. Tiny homes.
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“(Tiny homes) are great, especially for people that are trying to downsize. People are trying to get on that new trend right now of (owning less),” said Kalie Revell Wood, a real estate agent with Real Broker, LLC.
Being in the real estate industry for nearly 10 years, Wood has sold plenty of homes. However, she recently experienced a shakeup to her resume when she sold her first tiny home. It was an easy sell for a client who didn’t even walk through the door before purchasing the just over 600 square foot property.
“She was hesitant (at first),” Wood said. “She was like, ‘I don’t know.’ She’s like, ‘Let’s go see it. It might be worth it.’ I went, videoed it, sent her the video and pictures, and she fell in love with it.”
Her 23-year-old client, who was interested in owning her own house, purchased a two-story tiny home that had a sitting area large enough for a couple of chairs and a very small loveseat, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Upstairs was an open concept bedroom with a bathroom.
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At the time Wood’s client purchased the tiny home, there was only one left that fit her needs and timeframe. With one tiny home sale now under her belt, Wood is hoping more tiny home communities will be built to meet the growing demand for the newest housing trend.
While some people are moving into communities, others are building and designing their own. Prior to building the tiny home of her dreams, Brooke Burnett was living large. However, a huge life change catapulted her in a different direction that prompted her to move her family to a camper in Canyon Lake.
“I have three kids, I was running a business … I was on five acres but part of a bigger property with a larger house and it was just so much it was too much. I just couldn’t keep up and I felt like I was drowning all the time with the constant cleaning and maintenance, so I decided we were going to try the camper life,” Burnett told MySA. “We really loved it. It was just a great release of responsibility and obligation just not having stuff.”
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When it came time to build the tiny home of her dreams, Burnett ordered a shed from a company that would soon become the shell of a livable space. Outfitted with just an exterior finish, windows, and insulation, Burnett spent eight months fixing up the 600-square-foot shed using second hand materials or repurposing existing materials. Burnett transformed the space to fit two bedrooms and a bathroom, and a loft space for her son equipped with a coffin for a bed.
“(The home) is so much easier to deal with because I’m not spending every moment of my day cleaning or having to constantly cycle through even with three kids. Most of my day isn’t really spent with all the chores that I had before,” Burnett said. “It’s just so low maintenance, and I think that is the best part, even with it being tiny.”
Burnett loves her home so much she’s building one right next door for another single mother. Together they’ve created a tiny home commune to raise their children together and live the tiny home life.
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Sai Klaharn had a different approach to tiny living. She and her husband purchased a home in San Antonio with the intention of living in it. However, with a detached structure in the backyard, the couple decided to move in and rent out the main house.
“We wanted to buy a house, but we also needed to make sure that we can rent something out,” Klaharn told MySA. “The tiny home got popular. I saw them on HGTV and other TV shows on Hulu, and it inspired be like ‘Hey, why don’t we just live in the smaller home and then rent the main house out to make more money?’”
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The couple spent $20,000 renovating the home, which included larger ceilings. The 400-square-foot home originally had three bedrooms but whittled down and replaced with a kitchen.
For Klaharn, it was all about saving money. By renting out the larger home they had enough money to pay the mortgage, even making money on the property, and barely had an electricity bill. The least expensive bill she had was for $16.
In the end tiny home living wasn’t for her and her husband and the couple moved out a year and a half later. The experience still left a big impression and Klaharn strongly recommends giving it a try.
“(Living in a tiny home) is something that you should really consider trying at least once in your life. Living in a tiny home saves a lot of (money) and it helps the world be greener, and you don’t really need space,” Klaharn explained. “People should adapt a little bit because everything is bigger in Texas. If you have a chance to try, I would recommend it.”
Veteran global leader in nuclear medicine will oversee business and go to market strategies for therapeutic and diagnostic isotopes
JANESVILLE, Wis., Sept. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SHINE Technologies, LLC, a next-generation fusion technology company, today announced that Harrie Buurlage has been named Chief Commercial Officer of Isotopes. Buurlage, who has been the General Manager of SHINE Europe since 2019, will now oversee all commercial aspects of SHINE’s therapeutic and diagnostic medical isotope divisions. Supporting Buurlage in driving the growth of SHINE’s medical isotope business will be Magdalena Brzezowska, a proven leader with extensive commercial experience in radiopharmaceuticals, who has been named Vice President of Sales and Business Development.
Buurlage’s experience includes three decades in the nuclear medicine industry, encompassing management and marketing roles. He was the Chief Operating Officer at NRG in the Netherlands, overseeing key nuclear installations, and the global director for nuclear manufacturing at Covidien USA, now Curium Pharma. With 15 years at Mallinckrodt and an applied physics background from the University of Groningen, he also holds Europe’s highest certification, the senior radiation safety officer from the University of Leiden, qualifying him to supervise complex nuclear sites.
[“We are on the cusp of dramatically altering the global medical isotope supply chain , so it only makes sense to have one of the world’s more experienced business leaders in nuclear medicine at the helm,” said Greg Piefer, founder and CEO of SHINE. “Harrie has been a key member of my team over the past four years, and we’re excited to leverage his growth experience and industry expertise as we bring North America’s largest lutetium-177 production facility online.”]
Lu-177 is a radioactive agent that, when paired with a cancer-seeking molecule, delivers highly targeted radiation to cancer metastases, killing cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy cells. The new facility at SHINE’s headquarters in Janesville, Wisconsin, is expected to have an initial production capacity of 100,000 doses of life-saving medicine per year, with expanded capacity to 200,000 doses per year in the future.
“SHINE is well-positioned to provide increased access to life-saving medicine, and I look forward to helping usher in the next era of medical isotope production,” Buurlage said. “What we are doing is vitally important to patients needing diagnosis and treatment of cancer and illnesses around the globe.”
SHINE plans to become the world’s first vertically integrated supplier of Lu-177. Along with producing its own ytterbium-176, the company plans to be able to use its fusion-driven neutron source, The Chrysalis, for irradiation in the production of Lu-177. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its Final Safety Evaluation Report related to the Operating License Application for that facility earlier this year.
About SHINE Technologies
Based in Janesville, Wisconsin, SHINE deploys its safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly fusion technology in a stepwise approach. Its systems are used to inspect industrial components in aerospace, defense, energy and other sectors. SHINE’s proprietary medical isotope production processes create non-carrier-added lutetium-177 and are expected to create molybdenum-99. In the future, SHINE plans to scale its fusion technology to help solve one of energy’s toughest hurdles by recycling nuclear waste. Through a purpose-driven and phased approach, SHINE aims to generate fusion power to deliver clean, abundant energy that could transform life on Earth. Want to learn more about SHINE? Visit www.shinefusion.com and follow us @shinefusion.
SOURCE SHINE Technologies, LLC
In addition, Loanspark now funds transactions up to $150M and facilitates commercial loans for single-family, retail, multi-family, office, industrial, and mixed-use properties.
This demonstrates Loanspark’s strong commitment to not only creating jobs for Loan Officers and Mortgage Brokers, but also improving Loan Officer retention while generating a much needed revenue stream to Mortgage Companies in current market conditions. In addition, Loanspark serves as the dedicated business purpose loan Partner to Real Estate Agencies.
The benefits of Loanspark don’t stop there – estimated 20-30% of inquiries to loan officers are about business funding or commercial real estate loans, forcing the loan officer to turn their customer inquiries away, or to refer to a singular resource with limiting funding options. Loanspark’s Lending Marketplace can quickly become a resource of unlimited capital solutions for these borrowers and Real Estate and Mortgage Companies and Brokers.
“In our mission and goal to fund our partners’ business customers and through our constantly growing Lending Marketplace, we keep finding new ways to offer more, better, faster, easier funding solutions to ensure prosperity for all,” says Loanspark Founder and CEO Michael Barnett.
In addition to broadening the offerings and increasing transaction amounts, Loanspark is able to fund foreign investors, offer unlimited cash-out options, and provide programs that don’t require tax returns or debt to income ratio (DTI) decision making. The company also serves as the facilitator of title, appraisal and home insurance, truly making it a seamless and easy to work with solution.
As Michael puts it, “We noticed the growing CRE activity across the board despite the prevailing economic hardships, indicating a growing demand for CRE funding products. Our partners needed lending programs that fill the property-based financing void in various business communities. As a mortgage executive veteran, I’m thrilled to extend these valuable opportunities to mortgage and real estate professionals, enabling them to assist their customers in securing the necessary funding for their commercial real estate and business endeavors, all while collaborating with the same trusted partners they’ve relied on for their residential financing needs.”
Loanspark is at the forefront of innovation in the world of Business Lending as a Service (BLaaS), setting new industry standards with its cutting-edge solutions. Specializing in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) financing, business term loans, working capital loans, consolidation loans, equipment financing, SBA loans, business lines of credit and responsible business cash advances. Loanspark has taken its commitment to excellence and versatility to the next level, solidifying its position as a true game-changer.
Loanspark advocates and promotes customized business lending products and services that deliver meaningful value for its partners’ customers, sparking growth in business communities everywhere.
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