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Revolutionizing F&I Revenue Capture and Customer Relationship Enhancement

Line\5, a leading provider of F&I product financing, announces a new integration with Strategic DX’s Your Dealer Experience (YDE) platform. This collaboration aims to revolutionize how auto dealers capture F&I revenue and enhance customer relationships.

Current Services

Dealers selling various protection plans, such as extended service, tire and wheel, dent and ding, theft, and maintenance, benefit from Line\5’s flexibility. Partnering with Line\5 allows dealers to offer customers flexible funding with immediate approval. No credit is refused, and their eSign capabilities enable fast, easy funding. Line\5’s range of plan options provides flexibility in monthly repayments, complemented by their in-house customer service and collections teams.

New Partner Integration with Your Dealer Experience (YDE)

The integration with Strategic DX’s YDE platform provides auto dealers with a seamless way to capture missed F&I products post-sale without altering the dealer's current F&I menu presentation process or product providers. The dealer’s relationship with their customer remains strong, especially after the vehicle purchase. Customers prefer meaningful interactions over unsolicited calls or junk mail. Informative push notifications on their smartphones, personalized product offerings, and transparent information to educate their decisions create a simplified pathway to purchase ownership-enhancing products.

Brenda Cline-Kereakes, COO of Line\5, stated, "We are excited about the integration with Strategic DX's Your Dealer Experience platform. This partnership enhances our service offerings and reaffirms our commitment to providing innovative solutions that support our dealers' success. By seamlessly integrating post-sale F&I opportunities, we can help dealers maximize revenue while delivering exceptional value to their customers."

Steve Apicella, CEO of Strategic DX, commented, "The most important relationship in the auto sales industry is between the dealer and their customer. It's our collective responsibility to enhance that relationship, leading to increased sales and more meaningful customer retention. F&I is a valuable financial work center that shouldn’t be self-constrained to a one-time transaction. Strategic DX’s Your Dealer Experience (YDE) plus Line\5 equals process intelligence."

Benefits and Features

  • Seamless F&I Product Sales: Capture the opportunity to sell F&I products in a way that is branded for the client and simple for the customer.
  • Increased Revenue: Ability to capture more F&I revenue, even after the initial sale.
  • Enhanced Customer Satisfaction: Customers have a clear understanding of VSC opportunities available to them.
  • Effective Post-Purchase Follow-Up: Dealerships can seamlessly follow up with customers post-purchase.

This integration will be available to dealers across the USA, enhancing their ability to build long-term customer relationships and achieve financial success.

About Line\5

Line\5 is a leading provider of financing for F&I products, offering dealers the ability to provide flexible, customer-first financing solutions. With a mission to support dealers in driving sales and customer retention, Line\5 offers a range of services, including instant e-contracts, no-fee first payment default guarantees, and various funding options. Line\5 has been recognized with multiple industry awards, including the Diamond Award for Best F&I Financing for three consecutive years in the Auto Dealer Today Dealers’ Choice Awards. For more information, visit Line\5.com.

About Strategic DX

Strategic DX, Inc. uses its Your Dealer Experience (YDE) platform to strengthen dealer-customer relationships and enhance the value of connected F&I administrators. YDE captures missed F&I revenue post-sale, automates new F&I revenue in FixedOps, improves customer engagement, and expands F&I growth opportunities. Recognized with Auto Dealer Today Dealers’ Choice Awards for three consecutive years, Strategic DX is a leader in the industry. For more information, visit Strategic-DX.com.

Learn more about becoming a Line\5 partner today.

Media Contact: Jamie Malone, [email protected]

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Original Source: Line\5 Announces Integration With Strategic DX's Your Dealer Experience Platform

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Gordon Philanthropies and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Receive National Recognition Achievement Award

The National Association of Counties awards Gordon Philanthropies and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department the 2024 Achievement Award.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently awarded Gordon Philanthropies and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department the 2024 Achievement Award in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety category. This accolade acknowledges their collaborative efforts in establishing the Children's Library Initiative. Through this initiative, Gordon Philanthropies and LASD have installed children’s libraries in all the visitor centers inside jails across Los Angeles County.

“We thank NACo for their recognition of the work we have managed to do in collaboration with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. We are proud to be part of the many organizations committed across the nation to helping our communities thrive. This award attests to the hard work and passion our county officials and their staff invest in designing innovative and forward-thinking government program services. Our foundation equally extends our gratitude to Sheriff Robert Luna and his team for supporting us on this journey in helping us bring the love of reading into every child’s life,” shared Dan Gordon, Founder of Gordon Philanthropies. 

The NACo Achievement Award recognizes outstanding county government programs and services in 18 different categories for their contributions to the community. In partnership with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the Children’s Library Initiative addresses the educational necessities of children with parents who are incarcerated. Gordon Philanthropies provides books tailored to every child's interests, including bilingual and diverse literature, ensuring every child’s needs are met. 

"The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is honored to receive this prestigious award in the criminal justice and public safety category from the National Association of Counties, alongside Gordon Philanthropies. This recognition underscores the importance of our collaborative efforts in the Children's Library Initiative. By installing children's libraries in all visitors' centers inside jails across Los Angeles County, we are fostering a supportive environment for families, promoting literacy, and learning for children. This initiative affirms our commitment to positively impacting our community and ensuring that even in difficult circumstances, children have access to resources that inspire and educate," shared Sheriff Robert G. Luna, Head of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. 

Due to the large number of children with at least one parent in prison, positive visitation experiences have been found to be highly beneficial for both the child and incarcerated parent. Improved emotional adjustment, better behavior in school, and other benefits are often observed when children have child-friendly visitation opportunities.

“Gordon Philanthropies commitment to giving back sets an inspiring example for us all. Their generosity delivers hope and positive change to inmates and their families. May their work inspire us to create a compassionate and equitable world,” said Senator Maria Elena Durazo.

Gordon Philanthropies and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department are honored by their recent recognition and remain committed to continue providing access to quality educational resources to all children for years to come. 

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Original Source: Gordon Philanthropies and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Receive National Recognition Achievement Award

HelloPrenup’s CEO Honored With Suffolk University Law School’s ‘Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade’ Award

HelloPrenup’s CEO Honored With Suffolk University Law School’s ‘Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade’ Award
Suffolk University Law School Dean Andrew Perlman and HelloPrenup CEO Julia Rodgers

Andrew Perlman and Julia Rodgers at the Suffolk Law Awards Ceremony

HelloPrenup is thrilled to announce that CEO Julia Rodgers has been honored with the prestigious "Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade" award from Suffolk University Law School. This recognition celebrates Rodgers' contributions to legal technology and success as an entrepreneur since graduating from Suffolk Law.

Rodgers, who is a proud Suffolk Law alum since completing Suffolk's evening program, has made significant strides in the legal tech industry since founding HelloPrenup. This innovative company is dedicated to modernizing prenuptial agreements. Her vision and leadership exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to legal excellence fostered at Suffolk Law.

"We are incredibly proud of Julia’s innovative approach to legal services," said Andrew Perlman, Dean of Suffolk University Law School. "She has shown the kind of innovation and creativity we aim to instill in our students through our nationally leading legal innovation and technology programs. This award is well deserved and highlights the significant impact our graduates can make in reimagining the delivery of legal services."

In accepting the award, Rodgers reflected on her time at Suffolk. "My journey, both during and since attending Suffolk Law, has been profoundly shaped by the education I received there. The experience has significantly impacted my professional life, and I am deeply grateful for the solid foundation Suffolk provided. This recognition is a testament to the invaluable support and education I received.”

HelloPrenup has garnered widespread attention for its forward-thinking approach to prenuptial agreements, offering a user-friendly platform that simplifies the process and makes legal protection more accessible. HelloPrenup has been featured on ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank, and was invested in by Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, Nirav Tolia (CEO of Nextdoor) and Brian Liu (founder of LegalZoom). 

For more information about HelloPrenup, please visit HelloPrenup.com. To learn more about Suffolk University Law School and its programs, please visit https://www.suffolk.edu/law.

Media Contacts:

HelloPrenup:
Lauren Lavender, Chief Marketing Officer 
[email protected]

Suffolk University Law School:
Gillian Smith, Director of External Relations, Suffolk University Law School

About HelloPrenup:

HelloPrenup is a pioneering legal tech company dedicated to modernizing prenuptial agreements. HelloPrenup offers an innovative platform that simplifies the process of creating prenuptial agreements, providing couples with a cost-effective and efficient solution to protect their assets.

About Suffolk University Law School:

Long recognized for providing students with an outstanding practice-oriented legal education, Suffolk Law is also consistently ranked among the most innovative schools in the nation, offering bold educational and career-focused initiatives. Bloomberg Law has named Suffolk Law a Top 15 school for legal innovation in its last two national rankings in 2023 and 2024. The publication called the school an innovation pioneer in training students for legal careers.

Contact Information:
Lauren Lavender
Chief Marketing Officer
[email protected]
408 476 0719

Gillian Smith
Director of External Relations, Suffolk University Law School
[email protected]


Original Source: HelloPrenup’s CEO Honored With Suffolk University Law School's 'Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade' Award

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EMD Electronics Celebrates Opening of New Arizona Factory, Contributing to the State’s Growing Semiconductor Industry

The $39-million investment is the largest investment the company has made in its semiconductor equipment and services business. Opening of the new factory is part of the company’s strategy to expand its global manufacturing capacity and further support the growing presence of key industry players in the state of Arizona. EMD Electronics implements a strategic workforce plan that includes working with key educational institutions and veteran recruitment efforts.

EMD Electronics Celebrates Opening of New Arizona Factory, Contributing to the State’s Growing Semiconductor Industry
EMD Electronics Chandler Grand Opening, Governor Hobbs & CEO Electronics, Kai Beckmann

Arizona Governor Hobbs and Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany, CEO Electronics, Kai Beckmann.

EMD Electronics, the Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the U.S. and Canada, celebrated the grand opening of its newest factory in Chandler, Arizona, today. The opening of the site is part of the "Level Up" growth program announced in late 2021. The factory features a 75,000-square-foot building that doubles the company’s manufacturing capacity in the U.S. to produce equipment for its Delivery Systems & Services (DS&S) business, which provides high-quality delivery and storage of specialty chemicals and gases. The $39-million investment in the new site is the largest investment the company has made in its semiconductor equipment and services business, which has become a key growth driver thanks to a strong business pipeline. With this investment, EMD Electronics will further support the growing presence of key semiconductor players in the thriving semiconductor ecosystem in the state of Arizona.

“The global semiconductor market’s long-term outlook is strong and so is our commitment to purposefully expand our capacities and services in the immediate vicinity of our customers,” said Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and CEO Electronics. “We’re excited about the growth trajectory of our Delivery Systems & Services business, and proud to open a new site in Arizona and strengthen our presence in this premier destination for semiconductor production. Today’s opening symbolizes our confidence in the future of our industry and our promise to take our business and our people to new heights.”

Katherine Dei Cas, Head of the Delivery Systems & Services business unit within the Electronics business sector of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, added: “Our equipment, delivery services, and technical expertise are fundamental to enabling the operational excellence required in semiconductor manufacturing. By increasing our manufacturing capacities and advancing our workforce strategy, we’re keeping up with our customers as the semiconductor ecosystem continues to expand. It’s an honor to be part of the collaborative effort by leaders and advocates from the public and private sectors to contribute to the momentum of our industry.” 

The grand opening celebration was attended by the Governor of Arizona, Katie Hobbs, and the Mayor of Chandler, Kevin Hartke. Senator Mark Kelly delivered a video speech. Industry leaders and representatives from the City of Chandler, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Arizona Commerce Authority, and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), convened at the event that took place at the new facility’s production area. “The grand opening of EMD Electronics is yet another example of Arizona’s new era as a hub for innovation and technology,” said the Governor of Arizona, Katie Hobbs. “I’m happy to welcome another great company that will further grow our state’s semiconductor ecosystem. Historic semiconductor investments are rippling across our state, supporting the establishment and growth of new businesses, like EMD Electronics here today.” 

"We are excited to welcome EMD Electronics to our business community," said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. "It is industry leaders like EMD Electronics that have made Chandler a community of innovation and thriving hub for the semiconductor industry." 

“EMD Electronics’ new facility bolsters Arizona’s reputation as an epicenter for advanced semiconductor operations,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “EMD Electronics is a valued addition to Chandler’s rapidly-growing semiconductor ecosystem, expanding the state’s semiconductor supply chain while contributing to the continued growth of Arizona’s semiconductor industry.”

“Since starting operations in June, EMD Electronics has made an immediate impact on the burgeoning Chandler semiconductor ecosystem,” said Greater Phoenix Economic Council President & CEO Chris Camacho. “The company joins a deep industry around the region, and as Greater Phoenix has become semiconductor central in the United States, it has also grown into a home for a number of international companies taking advantage of the business environment and workforce.”

Expansion activities highlight the company’s commitment to strengthening supply chain resilience and supporting talent pipeline

As the industry ramps up semiconductor production to keep pace with forecasted demand, the investment in the new site will supplement the company’s ability to support customers’ expansion plans and secure supply resilience and reliability. 

With an efficient manufacturing design for optimal product throughput, the new factory doubles EMD Electronics' manufacturing capacity to produce its GASGUARD® and CHEMGUARD® systems in the U.S. The site also features a 75,000-square-foot building, a 6,000-square-foot clean room, and a 2,000-square-foot training center. The training center is designed to support manufacturing and services onboarding. 

Manufacturing operations in the new site started in June 2023. Since then, staffing levels have grown to greater than 100 total employees. As part of its workforce strategy, EMD Electronics has robust university relations and a veterans program in place to nurture the industry’s and its own talent pipeline. The company continues to actively engage in a concerted effort to advance emerging talent in collaboration with key stakeholders – such as the SEMI Foundation, Arizona State University (ASU), the Maricopa County Community College District, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, among others. 

In April 2023, the company announced a roughly $300 million investment in its semiconductor manufacturing site in Hometown, Pennsylvania, now the world's largest integrated Specialty Gases facility.

All Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, press releases are distributed by e-mail at the same time they become available on the EMD Group website. In case you are a resident of the USA or Canada, please go to www.emdgroup.com/subscribe to register online, change your selection or discontinue this service. 

About EMD Electronics 

EMD Electronics is the North American electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. EMD Electronics’ portfolio covers a broad range of products and solutions, including high-tech materials and solutions for the semiconductor industry as well as liquid crystals and OLED materials for displays and effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics. Today, EMD Electronics has approximately 2,000 employees around the country, with regional offices in Tempe (AZ) and Philadelphia (PA). For more information, please visit www.emd-electronics.com

About Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across life science, healthcare and electronics. More than 64,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From providing products and services that accelerate drug development and manufacturing as well as discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2022, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 22.2 billion in 66 countries. The company holds the global rights to the name and trademark “Merck” internationally. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operate as MilliporeSigma in life science, EMD Serono in healthcare and EMD Electronics in electronics. Since its founding in 1668, scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to the company’s technological and scientific advances. To this day, the founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company.

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EMD Electronics Chandler Grand Opening, Governor Hobbs & CEO Electronics, Kai Beckmann
EMD Electronics Chandler Grand Opening, Governor Hobbs & CEO Electronics, Kai Beckmann

Arizona Governor Hobbs and Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany, CEO Electronics, Kai Beckmann.

EMD Electronics Chandler Grand Opening, Kate Dei Cas, Governor Hobbs, Kai Beckmann, & Mayor Harke
EMD Electronics Chandler Grand Opening, Kate Dei Cas, Governor Hobbs, Kai Beckmann, & Mayor Harke

Head of EMD Electronics Delivery Systems & Services, Kate Dei Cas, poses with Governor Hobbs, CEO Electronics Kai Beckmann, and Chandler, Arizona, Mayor Harke.

EMD Electronics Chandler Grand Opening, Chris Camacho, Sandra Watson, Gov. Hobbs, Mayor Harke
EMD Electronics Chandler Grand Opening, Chris Camacho, Sandra Watson, Gov. Hobbs, Mayor Harke

CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Chris Camacho; Head of EMD's Delivery Systems & Services, Katherine Dei Cas; Arizona Governor Hobbs; CEO Electronics Kai Beckmann; Mayor of Chandler, Kevin Harke; and Pres. & CEO of the ACA.



Original Source: EMD Electronics Celebrates Opening of New Arizona Factory, Contributing to the State’s Growing Semiconductor Industry
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