World Insurance Associates Acquires Novak Agency Insurors of Florida

Lenore Staats

World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), a Top 100 Insurance Agency, announced today that it acquired Novak Agency Insurors of Largo, Florida, on June 1, 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Novak Agency Insurors will be managed out of WIA’s Saint Petersburg office by Gregory D. Leifer, CLU, Principal of World Insurance Associates.

“I look forward to expanding our expertise and reach in Florida and providing Novak Agency clients with additional resources, services, and markets,” said Greg Leifer.

Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World Insurance Associates LLC, stated, “Novak Agency specializes in commercial insurance, which is a nice

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Maine to use $200M in stimulus money for small business grants

Lenore Staats

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine will use $200 million in federal stimulus funds to provide grants to small businesses and nonprofits affected by the coronavirus-induced recession as part of a program that fell far short of a state panel’s aid recommendation.

The program rolled out by Gov. Janet Mills on Thursday is one of the major ones funded so far with $1.25 billion that Maine received under the $2 trillion CARES Act passed by Congress in March. States and municipalities are hoping for more congressional aid, but Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked on that subject in a fraught election year.

The

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Up Close And Personal With Twist Bioscience

Lenore Staats

Twist Bioscience manufactures DNA. In the world of synthetic biology—a booming field that seeks to grow, harvest, and ferment new sustainable goods—custom DNA is a key ingredient. Before the pandemic hit, Twist saw its stock price nearly triple since its IPO in 2018. 

How is this pillar of the booming synthetic biology industry weathering the Covid-19 crisis? I spoke recently with two leaders at Twist to learn more.

An early pioneer of DNA synthesis, Emily Leproust co-founded Twist Bioscience and serves as its CEO and director. She grew

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2020 Global Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Analysis to 2026 – Opportunity Analysis for New Entrants – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Lenore Staats

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Analysis 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Global Healthcare Business Intelligence market is expected to reach $15.88 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 17.4% during 2019 to 2026.

Healthcare business intelligence is a technology-driven process wherein a wide range of technologies and strategies are used by healthcare organizations to collect data from all the sources in the unit and arrange it in an easily understandable way for analysis. These solutions help a user to improve its efficiency and productivity for various applications such as financial, patient

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Magnus Financial Group LLC Invests $297,000 in Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC)

Lenore Staats

Magnus Financial Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund bought 21,992 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $297,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in HSC. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its position in Harsco by 11.5% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 16,592 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $223,000 after acquiring an additional

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