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Natural Selection Aims to Franchise Health and Community With Launch of Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Press Release – updated: Jan 21, 2020 06:00 EST

OAK GROVE, Ky., January 21, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Not many people would sell their home to start a company with no formal business experience – much less in a field in which they have no training. But most people aren’t Adriana and Alex Grow – the couple behind the rapidly growing Natural Selection brand and its grab-and-go meals. With health at heart and growth in mind.
“I guess starting up was as simple as us believing in each other. I knew Adriana was an exceptional cook and she knew I had the business and organizational skills from my time in the service,” explained Alex, who is a veteran of the U.S. Army. “We also knew that together we could do something that we are passionate about – which is use our skills to give individuals and families an easy and fresh way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
Natural Selection was founded in 2016 following intense market research to ensure that their product was viable. And indeed, it proved to be. From its one location in Oak Grove, Kentucky, the business expanded from grab-and-go meal pick-up and local online ordering, to a multi-location juice, smoothie, and CBD operation providing comprehensive health and wellness options in a one-stop-shop setting. In the four years since the business launched, the company has seen 40 percent year-over-year growth, has a more than 50 percent return customer rate, hired 28 employees, earned more than 300 4.8/5-star reviews online, and is on target to pass the $3 million mark in revenue this year.
The business’s growth has been so incredible, in fact, that this week the couple launched the company’s very first-ever equity crowdfunding campaign on Republic, part of the AngelList family of startups – and no small feat in itself. Republic selects just three percent of applicants to list on their SEC-registered funding platform, which presents carefully vetted opportunities to potential investors and gives founders the opportunity to source capital from anyone in the U.S.
True to form, the Grows are thinking big. Their campaign seeks to attract investors to support their goal of making Natural Selection a full-circle health and wellness franchise – to now include around-the-clock gym facilities, personal trainers, vitamin and supplement sales, and more. Investment opportunities are available ranging from $100 all the way up to $107K, providing investors the opportunity to have an equity stake in the future of their startup company.
“We’ve come a long way from cooking meals for fellow service members with hectic schedules out of our home kitchen. And though our scope has changed, our mission has not. We aim to make achieving a healthy lifestyle simpler and do it in a way that builds community and takes on the adult and childhood obesity rates head-on,” stressed Adriana.
For more information, go to republic.co/natural-selection.
For media inquiries, contact: Alexander Grow at avgrow@naturalselectpreps.com or 951.329.1146
Source: Natural Selection

Greenberg Traurig Represents Community Servings in $25 Million Expansion Project

BOSTON (PRWEB) January 16, 2020
Edward S. Hershfield, a Boston shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, provided pro bono legal representation to Community Servings for the completion of a $25 million kitchen expansion and three-story addition project at its longtime home in Jamaica Plain. Community Servings is a nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Hershfield provided contract negotiations, land use agreements, and project financing, with David A. Hackett, an associate in law firm’s Corporate Practice in Boston, assisting.
Community Servings and Greenberg Traurig celebrated the opening of the expanded facility on Dec. 17, 2019, with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Attendees included Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, state Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders; Boston Mayor Martin Walsh; and Community Servings CEO David Waters, among other distinguished guests. Community Servings dedicated a lobby at the new campus to Greenberg Traurig.
Hershfield has served as pro bono real estate legal counsel to Community Servings for more than ten years and has represented the organization throughout its ownership of the Jamaica Plain campus, including the acquisition of much of the campus and multiple financings of the property.
In a press release issued by Community Servings, Waters said, “For 30 years, we’ve been focused on bringing nutritious, scratch-made, medically tailored meals to our neighbors in need. With the opening of our new Food Campus, we plan to double and eventually triple the amount of meals we prepare and deliver over the next ten years. Our goal is to ensure that people across the Commonwealth who are living with critical and chronic illnesses receive the nutritious meals they need to maintain and improve their health.”
About Community ServingsCommunity Servings is a not-for-profit organization with a nearly 30-year history of providing medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families coping with critical and chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, and others. The meals are made-from-scratch and home-delivered, sending the message to those in greatest need that someone cares. Community Servings helps its clients maintain their health and dignity and preserve the integrity of their families through free, culturally appropriate meals, nutrition education and counseling, and other community programs. For more information, visit http://www.servings.org.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com, Twitter: @GT_Law.

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Finzly Selected for ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator – Company to work with community banks to foster innovation

Finzly announced today that it has been selected to participate in the second year of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program. The program is a joint effort by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and The Venture Center to bring community banks and fintechs together to accelerate product development that benefits community banks and the customers they serve.(PRWeb January 16, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/finzly_selected_for_icba_thinktech_accelerator_company_to_work_with_community_banks_to_foster_innovation/prweb16816185.htm

Chlorophyll Water Builds Community of Health Practitioners, Nutritionists and Yoga Teachers

Chlorophyll Water Launches Health & Wellness ‘Community’ Page on their Website. Chlorophyll Water is a plant powered purified water (carbon filtered, triple filtration, UV treated) enhanced by nature with the addition of Chlorophyll, a key ingredient and the vital green pigment in plant life. Chlorophyll Water is a refreshing introduction to the many benefits of Chlorophyll, fortified with the added health benefits of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Vitamin D for enhanced hydration.(PRWeb January 15, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/chlorophyll_water_builds_community_of_health_practitioners_nutritionists_and_yoga_teachers/prweb16835487.htm

Josephine County Community Corrections (JCCC) in Oregon Chooses EnSoftek’s DrCloudEHR™ to support its mission

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“DrCloudEHR is very well suited for Community Corrections and adding JCCC to our partner base is a testament of the system’s ability to meet the unique needs of various systematic Behavioral Health and Human Services community providers,” said Ramana Reddy, President/CEO of EnSoftek.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (PRWEB) January 15, 2020
Committed to implementing best practices in the supervision and treatment of offenders, Josephine County Community Corrections (JCCC) has selected DrCloudEHR as its Electronic Health Record (EHR) partner in order to better support its mission in promoting public safety, changing offender behavior, and reducing recidivism.
JCCC required a certified EHR solution, to replace its current visual EHR, that has a proven implementation process, a standard set of forms and reports which are based on the state requirements with seamless reporting with the Oregon Health Authority’s Measures and Outcomes Tracking Systems (MOTS). JCCC identified the inherent ability of DrCloudEHR’s features and design tools that could be used to develop assessment forms that meet the County corrections requirements.
“We are excited about expanding DrCloudEHR in our home state. DrCloudEHR is very well suited for Community Corrections and adding JCCC to our partner base is a testament of the system’s ability to meet the unique needs of various systematic Behavioral Health and Human Services community providers. EnSoftek is very focused on providing the right EHR solution, and helping organizations efficiently access the right information, so they can deliver quality care,” said Ramana Reddy, President and CEO, EnSoftek, Inc.
About DrCloudEHR and EnSoftek, Inc.DrCloudEHR is currently in use in 26 states throughout the country, DrCloudEHR from EnSoftek is a meaningful use stage 3 certified (supporting Interoperability), native cloud electronic health records (EHR) system designed for behavioral health and human services organizations. DrCloudEHR, available with anytime, anywhere access, helps our customers deliver better services, improve patient care, engagement, health outcomes; and provide better overall patient satisfaction – making it the preferred solution for current and future behavioral health, health and human services, and integrated care providers.
EnSoftek, Inc. provides diversified enterprise IT solutions to both public and private sector enterprises.
About Josephine County Community Corrections (JCCC)JCCC, in partnership with other law enforcement and human services agencies, supervises as well as provides treatment and services to offenders in Josephine County who have been placed on probation by the Courts or placed on post-prison supervision by the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision.
JCCC provides community safety and attempts to reduce recidivism through the supervision, treatment, services and sanctioning of adult offenders.
JCCC is applauded for their effectiveness and efforts to protect the community, restore justice, change lives, and hold criminal offenders accountable by local leadership, along with other leaders from around Oregon.
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