VALO Holdings Group CEO Jana Seaman and SurgeTrader Unite in Philanthropic Endeavor: The 2023 Gold Rush Rally

VALO Holdings Group and SurgeTrader continue to exemplify their commitment to community support and philanthropy during last month’s Gold Rush Rally by handpicking a charitable organization to support at each rally leg.

NAPLES, Fla., July 31, 2023 (

VALO Holdings Group CEO Jana Seaman and SurgeTrader, renowned names in the investment and trading sectors, are thrilled to announce their joint participation in the highly anticipated 2023 Gold Rush Rally, last month. Spearheaded by their CEO, Jana Seaman, the companies supported a charitable organization at every stop of the rally, spanning various cities across the western United States. This collaborative effort underscores their unwavering commitment to corporate social responsibility and their mission to create a positive impact in the communities they serve.

The Gold Rush Rally serves as an exceptional platform for VALO Holdings Group and SurgeTrader to showcase their dedication to philanthropy while reveling in the excitement of the rally. At each leg of the race, the companies met with a designated charitable organization to extend their support and make a generous donation. The following are the dates, and the respective organizations being supported:

  • June 9th: 3rd Ave Charitable Organization
  • June 10th: The Just One Project
  • June 11th: Hope Women’s Center
  • June 12th: The Veterans Integration Center
  • June 13th: Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
  • June 14th: Canines with a Cause
  • June 15th: Higher Ground
  • June 16th: Big Sky Bravery
  • June 17th: The Autism Society of Idaho

VALO Holdings CEO Jana Seaman expressed her enthusiasm for the Gold Rush Rally and the opportunity to contribute to these deserving organizations. She stated, “We are thrilled to have been a part of the Gold Rush Rally and to support these incredible charitable organizations. We aim to make a lasting impact and inspire others to join us in giving back to our communities.”

VALO Holdings and SurgeTrader’s commitment to nine charitable organizations along the Gold Rush Rally route exemplifies their unwavering pledge to corporate social responsibility and their dedication to making a positive difference. By supporting these charitable organizations, they hope to inspire others to contribute to the well-being and empowerment of individuals in need.

About VALO Holdings Group: 

VALO Holdings Group is a leading global investment firm with a diverse portfolio of businesses spanning various industries. Committed to creating positive change, VALO Holdings Group focuses on strategic investments and philanthropic efforts that empower communities and drive innovation. More at 

About SurgeTrader:

SurgeTrader, LLC is a US-based proprietary trading — or prop trading — firm, with a mission to accelerate trader funding and provide capital to profitable traders. Once traders have proven they can be profitable by passing an Audition, they become a part of the SurgeTrader-funded trader community, with access to an account funded with up to $10 million in buying power. For more information on SurgeTrader or how to become a funded trader, visit 


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Agilence Strengthens Leadership Team With New Chief Revenue Officer, Amy Gearing

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Jul 31, 2023 14:00 EDT

Longtime Retail Veteran Brings Sales, Customer Success, and Consulting Expertise

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., July 31, 2023 (

Agilence Inc., the leader in loss prevention analytics, helping prominent retail, restaurant, and grocery companies increase their profit margins by reducing preventable loss, today announced Amy Gearing as the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Gearing brings extensive retail, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and ERP expertise, with a successful track record of accelerating growth through exceptional customer support, the expansion of direct and indirect sales channels, and entering new geographies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amy to the Agilence team,” said Russ Hawkins, CEO of Agilence, Inc. “For over 15 years, we have helped our customers realize tangible results by improving operational performance and reducing shrink. As we expand our product offerings to better meet our customers’ needs now and into the future, Amy’s expertise will help the company broaden our reach and achieve our next level of growth.”

Gearing is a retail veteran with extensive experience in sales, customer success, and technology. For over 20 years, Amy has built world-class sales and customer success teams in the retail, supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing sectors in both the startup and scaled-growth stages. Prior to Agilence, she held revenue leadership roles at Brain Corp, One Door, Oracle, Retek, and Target. Amy holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, a Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence from Washington University, and a BS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

“Agilence’s customers are leaders using analytics to improve profits and the safety of employees and customers, as demonstrated by over 98 percent customer retention,” said Gearing. “Retailers and restauranteurs need simple-to-use tools that save them time by focusing on the business operations that need attention. Agilence’s AI-powered exception-based reports and prescriptive alerts make it simple for them to act on insights that deliver results. They also need excellent support and Agilence’s six consecutive Stevie Award wins for Customer Service Department of the Year set the high-water mark of excellence. I’m excited to help grow the business and continue to deliver outstanding value to our customers.”   

Source: Agilence

Visual Edge IT Names Monica Vinay as Chief Financial Officer

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Jul 31, 2023 13:09 EDT

Visual Edge IT’s new CFO will serve on the executive leadership team and drive the company’s financial goals.

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 31, 2023 (

Visual Edge IT™ (VEIT), which specializes in managed IT services and security, cloud computing, and print/copy solutions for businesses across the U.S., has named Monica Vinay as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Visual Edge IT, Inc.

In this role, Ms. Vinay will serve on the executive leadership team and will report to Austin Vanchieri, chairman and chief executive officer. She will lead all aspects of the company’s finance, accounting, administration, and internal IT functions.

“I am very pleased to welcome Monica to the VEIT team,” comments Austin Vanchieri, Chairman and CEO, Visual Edge IT. “With her strong finance background from multiple industries, Monica will play an integral role in driving VEIT’s transformation and shaping our future growth. Her strong track record, analytical mindset and acute business understanding make Monica a great addition to the team to carry on the work Visual Edge has already begun in this arena.”

All of Monica’s experience has been focused on finance and analysis. She brings a wealth of experience to support the next phase of Visual Edge IT’s growth.

Most recently, Monica served as interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer, at Myers Industries, Inc.. Her responsibilities included leading financial operations, accounting, financial planning and analysis, financial systems and reporting, treasury, tax and investor relations. Prior to that, Ms. Vinay was the Director of Finance at Barnes Group, Inc. where she was responsible for all strategic and annual planning, forecasting and related analysis. Monica has earned a reputation as a strong, ‘hands-on’ organizational leader and an excellent collaborator with operations teams.

“I am excited to join Visual Edge IT at this pivotal time in the company’s transformation,” said Monica Vinay, Chief Financial Officer, Visual Edge IT. “I’m looking forward to helping Austin and the team continue to execute the company’s growth strategy and meet its financial and organizational goals.”

Ms. Vinay holds an MBA from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Akron. She is a past Board President for Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Ohio, and a member of Leadership Akron Class XXIX.

For more information on Visual Edge IT, visit

Source: Visual Edge IT


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Jul 31, 2023 13:00 EDT

Expansion Will Bring 75-80 new jobs to Cleveland County, North Carolina.

SHELBY, N.C., July 31, 2023 (

Prime Materials Recovery, Inc. announces the contracting of an SCR 4500 copper rod system from the Southwire Company for installation at its subsidiary, IMC – Metals America, LLC in Shelby, NC. This new line will be installed in a purpose-built plant at the existing site and will mark PMR/IMC’s entry into the ETP copper rod market. 

In a separate initiative, IMC will also be increasing OF (oxygen free) copper rod production capacity with the purchase and installation of a new line from Upcast OY based in Pori, Finland.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with industry leaders like Southwire and Upcast OY with these initiatives. We look forward to these successful projects and years of effectively serving our customers and these markets,” said Bernie Schilberg, CEO of Prime Materials Recovery.

Sitework is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2023 and will bring 75-80 new jobs to Cleveland County, North Carolina.

About Prime Materials Recovery (PMR) and Prime Materials Holdings (PMH)

PMR and PMH are one of the largest nonferrous and polymer merchants, processors, and fabricators in the United States. Headquartered in East Hartford, CT, the companies operate state-of-the-art facilities in Canastota, NY, South Windsor, CT, Willimantic, CT, Jersey City, NJ, Hickory, NC, Shelby, NC, Orangeburg, SC, Miami, FL, and Wilmington, DE.

About IMC – Metals America, LLC

IMC – Metals America, LLC is one of North America’s largest producers of Oxygen-free copper rod and also produces copper anodes servicing various electroplating applications.

Source: IMC Metals America

NWA Hogs Elevates Home Aesthetics in Pea Ridge, AR, With Groundbreaking Painting Solutions

In a drive to bring a touch of class and innovative craftsmanship to any painting project in Pea Ridge, AR, NWA Hogs Painting, a pioneering painting company, is escalating the aesthetics of home exteriors and interiors with its groundbreaking painting solutions. As part of the company’s ongoing expansion, this strategic move will enable NWA Hogs to transform the look and feel of many homes in Pea Ridge through a blend of advanced painting technology and skilled craftsmanship.

“Our vision for Pea Ridge isn’t just about new coats of paint,” says Jennifer Vashkevich of NWA Hogs Painting. “It’s about bringing the community together by elevating the aesthetics of homes and creating a more vibrant environment. Each structure is unique and should reflect the personality of its occupants. That’s why we focus on offering the highest quality painting services from the ground up.”

The role of professional home painters in Pea Ridge, AR, is instrumental in realizing this collective vision. NWA Hogs Painting is helping to make this a reality through its expansive services, including residential and commercial painting, cabinet and countertop refinishing, and more. Their skilled painters go beyond merely applying paint, encompassing an understanding of the artistry involved, the dynamics of color, and the intricate techniques needed to achieve the desired outcome. As such, they impact the city’s identity, making it a more vibrant and welcoming place for residents and visitors alike.

Painting companies in Pea Ridge, AR, like NWA Hogs Painting, are changing the city’s landscape and creating an atmosphere of charm and comfort. By focusing on innovation and quality, they introduce new textures, color combinations, and application techniques that set new trends in the market. This focus on creativity and attention to detail not only revitalizes properties but also enhances their market value, providing homeowners and businesses with a smart investment in their property’s future.

For over 20 years, NWA Hogs Painting has rapidly grown into a leading painting service provider that continues to push the boundaries in elevating home aesthetics. Through its commitment to exceptional services, creative ideas, and innovative techniques, the company strives for excellence and makes a lasting impact on every home in Pea Ridge, AR. As the company expands its footprint, Pea Ridge residents and businesses can look forward to setting a new benchmark in home aesthetics, further transforming the city’s visual landscape.

To learn more about NWA Hogs Painting and its services, please visit

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