Valley Insurance Agency Alliance Announces Nine Scholarship Recipients

 Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of nearly 150 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois, recently provided nine scholarships to students through its Insuring Rural Communities Scholarship Initiative. The scholarship – designed to enhance the sustainability of rural community residents through post-secondary education opportunities – is a partnership created by VIAA, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, and Travelers Foundation.

The renewable annual scholarship of up to $5,000 per student is based upon financial need and academic potential. Designed for rural residents of Missouri and Illinois, recipients must have a high school diploma or GED certificate and are open to those seeking new career paths based upon the pandemic. The Insuring Rural Communities Scholarship is specifically for residents pursuing degrees or certificates in the fields of information technology, healthcare, and risk management.

Recipients include Abram Weider from Dixon, Mo.; Alexis Winick from Potosi, Mo.; Amy Tsai from Monett, Mo.; Ashley Yoder from Leadington, Mo.; Cameron Bias from Fayette, Mo.; Cassidy Cunningham from West Plains, Mo.; Delainy Kroeger from Palmyra, Mo.; Hannah Corcimiglia from Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Kaela Wellman from Quincy, Ill.; and Zoe Savat from Poplar Bluff, Mo.

“This is the second class of students to benefit from our scholarship initiative, which supports those pursuing a different path based upon the current climate,” said VIAA’s co-founder Henry Powers. “These recipients will offer so much to their rural communities, and we are proud to be a part of making this happen alongside The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and Travelers Foundation.”

Founded in 2006, Valley Insurance Agency Alliance generates more than $350 million in written premium and is the regional founding member for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a $10 billion national alliance. VIAA is located at 6825 Clayton Ave. For more information, call (314) 333-4910.

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance

Rochelle Brandvein

(314) 725-1414



  • Insurance

Sam Verma, CEO at Peoples Processing Inc. Honored with Thought Leader Award in 2021

 Peoples Processing, Inc., announced today that their CEO, Sam Verma has been honored with the “Thought Leader Award” for 2021 by PROGRESS in Lending Association. The Thought Leader Award honors the leaders that are not afraid to step forward, blaze a new trail and making a difference in the mortgage industry.

PROGRESS in Lending states that the Thought Leader award recognizes premier mortgage professionals who consistently introduce and drive innovative and creative ideas for today’s highly unique business environment and beyond. The association says it developed the annual award to identify industry leaders who are out-of-the-box, solution-oriented technology thought leaders that are helping address industry-wide issues and challenges.

“I am elated to receive PROGRESS in Lending’s Thought Leader Award,” said Sam Verma, CEO of Peoples Processing Inc. These awards represent the pinnacle of professional achievement in our industry and provide a chance for individuals to acknowledge the contributions, dedication, and quality of mortgage professionals from across the country. “It is an honor to be featured with such extraordinary individuals and leaders. I look forward to continue making a difference in the mortgage industry. Many thanks to the judges!” she added.

As a part of Peoples Processing, Sam has contributed significantly to streamline operational challenges and make life easy for lenders/servicers. Her endless contribution and hard work towards inclusion of minorities and women in the mortgage industry has also been recognized by PROGRESS in Lending Association.

Details about Thought Leader Award and the list of 2021 winners are available at:

About Peoples Processing Inc.

Peoples Processing has been serving the mortgage industry for 10+ years. We offer end-to-end mortgage originations and servicing solutions from originations processing and underwriting to loan boarding, managing default operations and loss mitigation. Peoples Processing, Inc. 13492 Research Blvd., Suite 120, Austin, TX 78750 (NMLS #2130972).

For more information, visit us online at

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Peoples Processing

Rich Kean

(888) 858-7538



  • Women in Business

Little Aiden Press Issues Call for Nominations for the Inaugural Self Ink It Awards

 Little Aiden Press, a children’s book publisher for African American children, has announced the Call for Nominations for its inaugural annual Self Ink It Awards competition. Self Ink It is a literary awards program that celebrates self-published Black, Indigenous and Person of Color (BIPOC) authors. The Self Ink It Awards are a grassroots effort to give back to the diverse community of self-published Black, Indigenous and BIPOC authors by honoring books that foster a love of reading and learning.

The entry deadline is January 31. Complete details on the competition and how to enter are available at

The categories for Self Ink It Awards have been announced. Categories include Best Picture Book, Easy Readers, Middle Grade, Best Cover, and Reader’s Choice. To be eligible for the award, the author of a children’s book must be a Black, Indigenous, and Person of Color (BIPOC) living in United States and self-published with 2019, 2020 or 2021 copyright or that were released between January 1, 2019, and January 31, 2022. The panel of judges, who include parents, literary scholars and educators, decide on the winners.

About The Self Ink It Awards

The Self Ink It Awards celebrates and encourages outstanding achievements for Black, Indigenous, and Person of Color (BIPOC) authors. The awards program strives to bring awareness, visibility, and advocacy for the advancement of BIPOC children’s writers by promoting their books and bringing them into the hands of those who need to see their stories told. Learn more about The Self Ink It Awards at

Little Aiden Press

Sabrina Wiggins




  • Children & Youth

The Promising DEFI-Token Project

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dec 31, 2021 (  – Unidot – The Promising DEFI-Token Project


A decentralized staking protocol has announced its ICO sale of UT tokens.

The sale is now live, and it is the ideal time to commence your crypto investments.

The first and foremost merit of owning a UT token is that it offers an excellent passive income solution

for the users of the platform. Unidot is known for its high yield rates. It is comparatively higher than the other DeFi platforms in the market. The entire process is managed by smart contracts, and it greatly contributes to security. It is meticulously designed to provide the best-in-class user interface which is effective, interactive, and attractive. This interface makes it easy for the participants to kick-start their crypto investments instantly. On the whole, Unidot is a community-driven platform that strongly believes in collective growth.

The Scope of Unidot :

As an organization backed up by adept blockchain and cryptocurrency experts, they have plans to commence their own decentralized exchange

with an assorted range of DeFi services.

Also, their groundbreaking roadmap includes plans to launch their own blockchain network.






TOTAL SUPPLY:27,00,000


USER SUPPLY:20,00,000







Unidot plans to enlist UT-Token on COINSBIT by January 3rd week 2022.

UNIDOT has already fundraised 0.2 million dollars and the target is 1.5 M$.

From the beginning, they gave the highest yield income to their stakeholders (approx 10% per month) without any interruption.

UNIDOT Hired more than 15 blockchain experts for its blockchain development and work is going on the back end from Feb 2020.

similarly they have also plan to launch it’s own DEX & LAUNCHPAD.

UNIDOT focuses its blockchain as the native utility token


What is utility token?.

The answer is Utility token is a digital asset that is used to finance the network by providing its buyers with a guarantee of being able to consume some of the network’s products. Utility tokens vs security tokens and shares don’t provide the rights of ownership over a part of a company.

2022’s most promising project is UNIDOT why because we can expect more n more exciting news.

UNIDOT TOKEN enlisting with more than 5 international leading Centralised Exchanges (CEX).

100% this year in Q2 or Q3 we will have to see our very own blockchain and we can enjoy all services.


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Director General VS Pathania takes over as DG Coast Guard

 Director General VS Pathania, took over as the 24th Chief of Indian Coast Guard on 31 Dec 21.  He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and National Defence College, New Delhi.  The Flag Officer is a qualified helicopter pilot and holds a Master’s Degree in Defence & Strategic Studies from the University of Madras.  He has also undergone specialization in Search and Rescue and port operations with US Coast Guard. 

In his illustrious career spanning over 36 years, he has held several key appointments afloat and ashore, prominent among them are Commander Coast Guard Region (North West) at Gandhi Nagar, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) at Mumbai, Deputy Director General (HRD), Deputy Director General (Policy &Plans) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi. The flag officer has also commanded all class of Coast Guard ships namely Inshore Patrol Vessel ‘Ranijindan’, Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Vigraha’ and Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Sarang’.            

He has also held various appointments viz Principal Director (HRD), Principal Director (Policy & Plans) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi, Chief of Staff at Headquarters, Coast Guard Region (North West), Chief Staff Officer (Operations) and Chief Staff Officer (Personnel & Administration) at Headquarters Coast Guard Region (West), Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Air Station at Chennai, Director (Personnel) and Joint Director (Aviation) at Coast Guard Headquarters and also as Squadron Commander of 848 Sqn at Chennai. 

The Flag Officer was elevated to the rank of Additional Director General in Nov 2019 and took over the reins as Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard) at Visakhapatnam. The period under his apex watch on Eastern Seafront saw surge in major operations that included apprehension of gold and tons of drugs/narcotic substance worth thousands of crores, pollution response operations, joint exercises with Foreign Coast Guard, anti-poaching operations, mass rescue operations and humanitarian assistance during cyclones/natural calamities and strengthened Coastal Security.           

He is also the recipient of President’s Tatrakshak Medal for Distinguished Service, Tatrakshak Medal for gallantry and Director General Indian Coast Guard Commendation.


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