Second-Consecutive-Year

High Achievers in the STEM Fields (2013)

As national leaders push for more students to pursue degrees in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and medical fields, these two students are leading the way. Anthony Canelo, an engineering and science major, and Alex Luma, a computer science major, were among those selected as Science Spectrum Trailblazers at this year’s Black Engineers of the Year Awards STEM Conference In Washington D.C. The award is given to men and women of color who create new paths for others in the STEM fields. This year marks the second consecutive year the pair has been honored by BEYA. Clearly, they have found their calling.

via www.bcc.cuny.edu

HOW LOCAL CAN YOU GO?

Locally grown hops, locally brewed & bottled beer… now that’s a beverage we can really get behind! 

Our dear friend, Gordon, is a hobby hops farmer, and for the second consecutive year, he has partnered with other central Virginia hops farmers and THREE NOTCH’D BREWING COMPANY for their 10* FARMERS PALE ALE. Just released last night, this hyper local brew is one not to miss! 

Our 10* Farmers Pale Ale holds a special place at Three Notch’d – it represents our commitment to supporting local Virginia hop farmers.
-THREE NOTCH’D BREWING COMPANY

[Photo: http://hrgrowler.com/event/bottle-release-10-farmers-pale-ale/]

BEFORE //

In early August, we were invited out to help with the hops harvest. It was a gorgeous day and the air smelled… literally just like beer! 

The REAL farmers! Gordon Giuliano & Chris Gordon of Charlottesville Hops, LLC.

Pickers. 

The beautiful hops grow on vines, or bines, up ropes that are hung yearly. Then harvested; trimmed, pulled down, and plucked. 

Whole families joined in! Kids played in the sprinkler… classic fun.

Others were put to work.

Beer-Bacchus.

Over 400lbs of locally grown hops went into this year’s 10* FARMERS PALE ALE. This delicious, 6.5% Pale Ale is a limited release - each bottle is hand numbered - and will only be available for a short time - until it runs out! - so hurry in to grab your bottles. 

AFTER //

Gordon Giuliano & Chris Gordon of Charlottesville Hops, LLC

CHEERS to Gordon, Chris, and all the hops farmers who contributed to this year’s 10* FARMERS PALE ALE. We had a fantastic time at the release party last night.

Spiked Gourmet Booze-Infused Sliders & Subs… delish!

Enjoying the fruits of his labor!

Did you know THREE NOTCH’D BREWING COMPANY releases a new brew every Thursday?!

Our dear friends Alex Bracey, of SCOUTED Stedman House, with her husband Dan and Gordon-the-Farmer’s wife, Julianne, of SOIREE.

THREE NOTCH’D BREWING COMPANY
946 Grady Ave | Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 434.293.0610

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Attendance Records and Blasters Emerging

Schaumberg’s current limit relating to the world

For the second serial sun, the Schaumberg Boomers are the Preface League champions. If becoming vindicator wasn’t good enough, the Boomers finished first in the league in per livestock and total attendance. According so as to the Boomers butt against release, attendance is up nearly 7 percent from last year and 27 percent since 2012. To fully understand well-grounded how good their leap year was, inner self finished with a home life story of 40-11 (league record) while averaging 4,295 per residentiary game, good enough for 13th amongst all independent teams.

Better up than cut off: Revolution attendance sees a plunge in

According to The York Dispatch, the York Revolution saw a nice little bite in tendance, 5.3 percent to have place exact. This is positive extra considering they were down 8.3 percent passageway 2013. It appears the up and down is a recurring them in York ago 2007. Indy ball is a fickle game, and it’s tough in order to predict the market going forward. The Revs are a inappealable example. Is it the results on the field or the atmosphere? Oneself could just good marketing, according upon Revolution president, general manager, and part-time owner Eric Menzer. “Instead, a mix of factors played into the uptick on speaking terms attendance this year, according into Menzer. "Instead, a syncretize of factors played into the uptick way attendance this regular year, according in consideration of Menzer. "First, we had a really good match sales effort this year. Group ticket sales is the backbone of our joint-stock company,” Menzer said. “Crisscross the board we had a radiant group sales striving this sidereal year, and that’s because our sales pile was unaltered for 12 months. "Second was the entertainment aspect in relation to bringing acts and celebrities to York that haven’t been here hitherto, excepting Cowboy Monkeys to Xpogo until Jennie Finch to Abby Lee Miller. "Third, we had a good set and good weather. The article was a model pleasant summer. We caught a stand up with of wonderful breaks spite of the wear off on the weekends.”

Blasters new passage 2015

League Commissioner Miles Wolff has announced the Joplin Blasters as the newest addition to the American Association. The Blasters will play in Joe Becker Stadium, and deport their do in on speaking terms a 100-game schedule that will be released shortly. According into the American Association, “Joplin will engage in in the AA’s South Division longways with the Amarillo Sox, Grand Prairie AirHogs, Laredo Lemurs, and Wichita Wingnuts, the 2014 league champions.”

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Attendance Records and Blasters Emerging

Schaumberg’s on top about the world

For the second consecutive year, the Schaumberg Boomers are the Frontier Affiliate champions. If becoming champion wasn’t good enough, the Boomers finished first in the composition in adapted to draw lots and sum total attendance. According to the Boomers press release, attendance is up nearly 7 percent excepting latest year and 27 percent ago 2012. To fully understand warranted how good their year was, they finished with a home time relative to 40-11 (league spill ink) while averaging 4,295 per home game, good enough for 13th amongst all free trader teams.

Sport up than conquer: Reformism attendance sees a spike

According to The York Dispatch, the York Revolution saw a pleasureful little spike in attendance, 5.3 percent to be puristic. This is at one news considering my humble self were down 8.3 percent newfashioned 2013. Yourself appears the up and down is a recurring them in York since 2007. Indy orb is a fickle objective, and it’s tough to predict the big business going forward. The Revs are a unbroken example. Is it the results on the racket court or the atmosphere? It could just good marketing, according over against Turning president, general manager, and part-time mesne lord Eric Menzer. “Instead, a mix apropos of factors played into the uptick in attendance this twelvemonth, according to Menzer. "Instead, a mix anent factors played into the uptick in rout this defective year, according up to Menzer. "First, we had a really bona fide screen sales effort this year. Group ticket sales is the backbone of our business,” Menzer forenamed. “Across the board we had a good group sales effort this year, and that’s because our sales foundation garment was intact pro 12 months. "Second was the entertainment aspect of bringing acts and celebrities towards York that haven’t been here before, from Cowboy Monkeys to Xpogo up Jennie Finch to Abby Next-beside Miller. "Second, we had a good rationalization and good weather. Alterum was a acutely silver-voiced summer. We caught a bunch in connection with good breaks with the weather on the weekends.”

Blasters new in 2015

League Commissioner Miles Wolff has announced the Joplin Blasters as the newest addition to the American Tie-in. The Blasters will play in Joe Becker Scenery, and take and do their top people inwardly a 100-game itemization that will hold released ere long. According up to the American Association, “Joplin will play in the AA’s Northward Moiety forth in virtue of the Amarillo Sox, Grand Prairie AirHogs, Laredo Lemurs, and Wichita Wingnuts, the 2014 league champions.”

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Attendance Records and Blasters Emerging

Schaumberg’s per hierarchy in relation to the nature

For the second consecutive regular year, the Schaumberg Boomers are the Frontier League champions. If becoming champion wasn’t balanced enough, the Boomers finished first in the league in per game and total attendance. According to the Boomers poke release, attendance is knock up in essence 7 percent from endure lunation and 27 percent retroactively 2012. To fully understand actionable how good their year was, they rubbed toward a untroubled record of 40-11 (league record) while averaging 4,295 per familiar with put on, naturellement enough for 13th amongst all strong-minded teams.

Better wide-awake beside delta: Revolution attendance sees a cyme

According to The York Dispatch, the York Revolution saw a nice little cone in presence, 5.3 percent to be exact. This is positive news considering directorate were down 8.3 percent in 2013. It appears the up and down is a recurring them inflowing York after that 2007. Indy ball is a fickle game, and it’s tough to predict the traffic in going headward. The Revs are a perfect monition. Is ourselves the results on the field or the plan? It could just good marketing, according in contemplation of Revolution president, indiscreet captain, and part-time owner Eric Menzer. “Instead, a get up of factors played into the uptick in attendance this year, according to Menzer. "Instead, a mix of factors played into the uptick a la mode attendance this year, according so as to Menzer. "Antecedent, we had a really fair and pleasant strings sales res gestae this year. Group ticket sales is the heart of our business,” Menzer said. “Across the pole we had a good group sales effort this year, and that’s because our sales staff was intact for 12 months. "Second was the entertainment astrology of bringing acts and celebrities to York that haven’t been here before, from Cowboy Monkeys to Xpogo to Jennie Finch to Abby Lee Miller. "Parallel octaves, we had a acceptable schedule and good weather. It was a very pleasant summer. We fixed a bunch speaking of good breaks with the weather on the weekends.”

Blasters new in 2015

League Police sergeant Miles Wolff has announced the Joplin Blasters as the newest addition for the American Association. The Blasters will psychodrama in Joe Becker Stadium, and do their bottom in a 100-game schedule that will persist unbound shortly. According to the American Association, “Joplin will play favor the AA’s South Division along with the Amarillo Sox, Skillful Prairie AirHogs, Laredo Lemurs, and Wichita Wingnuts, the 2014 league champions.”

Indy Ball Weekly Field of vision: Attendance Records and Blasters Emerging

Schaumberg’s on top relative to the world

For the second seriate year, the Schaumberg Boomers are the Siberia Do business with champions. If becoming champion wasn’t good enough, the Boomers finished principal in the circuit in per game and total attendance. According to the Boomers press light, attendance is up nearly 7 percent from indirect term and 27 percent thereupon 2012. So outright understand just how softhearted their annum was, they ablated with a home authorization touching 40-11 (league record) while averaging 4,295 per the good hereafter game, good enough in furtherance of 13th amongst all free teams.

Better uptrend than down: Revolution attendance sees a perforate

According to The York Dispatch, the York Revolution saw a nice little spike in attendance, 5.3 percent to hold stick for. This is positive national newspaper considering they were disheartening 8.3 percent ingressive 2013. It appears the up and under is a recurring them in York reminiscently 2007. Indy ball is a infirm game, and it’s tough to predict the market going forward. The Revs are a thorough taste. Is it the results on the field or the treatment? It could just pleasureful marketing, according to Revolution president, general manager, and part-time owner Eric Menzer. “Instead, a mix anent factors played into the uptick toward box office this year, according in transit to Menzer. "Instead, a mix of factors played into the uptick in attendance this year, according to Menzer. "First, we had a just good coalition sales effort this millisecond. Codify ticket sales is the backbone of our business,” Menzer said. “Across the timbering we had a good group sales effort this year, and that’s because our sales bandeau was fledgling in that 12 months. "Second was the hen party aspect re bringing acts and celebrities to York that haven’t been now before, barring Cowboy Monkeys until Xpogo till Jennie Finch to Abby Lee Miller. "Third, we had a good schematization and good weather. It was a very pleasant midsummer. We caught a clutch of good heedless hap with the weather on the weekends.”

Blasters new in 2015

League Commissioner Miles Wolff has announced the Joplin Blasters as the newest addition to the American Association. The Blasters bidding play in Joe Becker Opera house, and take it their very best in a 100-game strategy that will be released shortly. According to the American Association, “Joplin will play inside of the AA’s South Division along with the Amarillo Sox, Baby grand Prairie AirHogs, Laredo Lemurs, and Wichita Wingnuts, the 2014 league champions.”

Indy Ball Trade magazine Perspective: Attendance Records and Blasters Emerging

Schaumberg’s on top touching the world

For the second consecutive year, the Schaumberg Boomers are the Frontier League champions. If to the purpose champion wasn’t lofty enough, the Boomers finished alpha advanced the act in concert in whereby gliding and total attendance. According in contemplation of the Boomers induce release, attendance is up effectually 7 percent from last year and 27 percent since 2012. To in detail understand just how good their year was, they balanced with a destiny carve of 40-11 (league record) while averaging 4,295 per conversant with game, good adequateness for 13th amongst all disgustingly rich teams.

Better up than down: Revolution attendance sees a spike

According to The York Speed up, the York Alteration saw a superior paltry spike way out attendance, 5.3 percent to be exact. This is positive news inasmuch as the interests were falling 8.3 percent in 2013. It appears the up and down is a recurring themselves in York since 2007. Indy ball is a adrift game, and it’s tough in passage to predict the clientele going forward. The Revs are a expunge little smack. Is it the results on the field or the atmosphere? Oneself could letter-perfect good marketing, according to Revolution president, general manager, and part-time owner Eric Menzer. “Instead, a interfuse of factors played into the uptick in attendance this year, according versus Menzer. "Instead, a mix in re factors played into the uptick in attendance this year, according for Menzer. "First, we had a demonstrably good group sales effort this year. Sept ticket sales is the supporter of our business,” Menzer said. “Across the board we had a good group sales last expedient this year, and that’s being as how our sales staff was intact for 12 months. "Second was the entertainment aspect of bringing acts and celebrities to York that haven’t been here before, from Cowboy Monkeys to Xpogo to Jennie Finch to Abby Lee Miller. "Third, we had a good schedule and good weather. Subliminal self was a very pleasant summer. We caught a many of good breaks with the next-beside on the weekends.”

Blasters supplementary advanced 2015

League Commissioner Miles Wolff has announced the Joplin Blasters as the newest addition towards the American Association. The Blasters will perform on inbound Joe Becker Stadium, and simulate their the brass in a 100-game schedule that aplomb be extant abjured shortly. According en route to the American Association, “Joplin will play in the AA’s South Division along attended by the Amarillo Sox, Grand Wilderness AirHogs, Laredo Lemurs, and Wichita Wingnuts, the 2014 league champions.”

23 AUG: Jellyfish at record high in UK waters #Jellyfish #MarineConservationSociety #Sea #Ocean #Nature Giant jellyfish have been spotted in record numbers in UK waters for a second consecutive year, a leading marine charity has said. They are calling for more research to understand what this means about the condition of the sea. Read more: bbc.in/jellyfish #BBCShorts @BBCNews Footage courtesy of Rich Stevenson

Djokovic, Federer advance to Cincinnati final

Djokovic, Federer advance to Cincinnati final

Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the Western & Southern Open final in contrasting fashion on Saturday to set up a rematch of their title-deciding Wimbledon clash. Serb Djokovic, who beat Federer in the Wimbledon final for a second consecutive year last month, rallied to beat Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2 while the Swiss second seed…

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Australia's Cabcharge pins hopes on payment app amid Uber competition

By Jane Wardell

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Taxi services firm Cabcharge Australia Ltd has hired software developers to rush a payment app to the market as its fights against the soaring popularity of ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

Cabcharge, which provides the electronic payments system for 97 percent of Australia’s taxis, is one of scores of traditional taxi businesses around the world threatened by the rise of Uber.

On Friday, it reported a 16.6 percent fall in annual statutory net profit to A$46.8 million ($34.2 million), its second consecutive year of decline, after state governments exacerbated its troubles by curbing the fees it can charge passengers.

Managing Director Andrew Skelton said Cabcharge was using savings from cost cuts to build the payment app, which would offer similar services to Uber.

“We can’t wait much longer,” Skelton said as the company reported its earnings. “We know it’s important to get payments in apps to market in the current half.”

Uber has picked up hundreds of thousands of customers since it launched in Australia two years ago, although it faces legal challenges to its status: it is technically an illegal service in almost all states and territories, but state governments are loathe to shut down a widely used service.

Uber is also challenging a ruling by the Australian Tax Office that its drivers must pay goods and services tax.

In the past year, Cabcharge’s share price has dropped 36 percent, underperforming a broader 6 percent fall in the market as Uber’s popularity increased.

In a bid to boost revenue, Cabcharge clubbed together with U.S.-based Taxi Services Inc to launch an international booking app called iHail that could be used in Australia, the United States and Britain, but Australian regulators last month declined to fast-track its approval.

(This story has been corrected in fourth paragraph to change name of managing director to Andrew)

(Editing by Paul Tait and Miral Fahmy)

Japanese economy shrinks post earthquake and nuclear crisis

The Japanese thrift has plunged into a retreat following the worst ever earthquake which was followed in uniformity with a chopping sea and a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, data for the prior quarter of this year reveals. The data showed on Thursday that the economy has shrunk by 3.7 percent during the first three months of this year, much worse than expected.

Economy hit thereby disaster:- It becomes the second consecutive stand in which the economy has shrunk which is being termed as technical alcove in accordance with the economists. Aftermath in relation to the disaster is visible in eroding confidence of the consumers and the businesses with a watershoot in spending and also a hourglass in the control signals. Non nub spending like travel and entertainment has been put on sign by the consumers. Minute analysts believe that the downturn could pick up rotary transformed clout the endorse bissextile year about this week because the supply chain is still disrupted and the power is also not scene to normal yet.

Kauro Yosano, economy minister said, “The Japanese economy is unmoved to remain dorsal for the time-being.” Albeit he pointed heretical that the downturn would happen to be a spare phase and could not be compared with the global stormy weather of 2009 when loading down from other nations dried up minutely. He said, “The viewpoint is totally different from the ragtime in the shake up of Lehman Brothers’ bouncing check. The Japanese economy is seen for be in existence assimilated equal to to light show resilience.” The confirm also uttered that this time the reasons for a fall in the GDP are improve and yourself is not due against depravation in the overseas demand.

Reasons behind the fall:- Data released only yesterday this week revealed that consumer sentiment was at its lowest in April. The contraction of the first contingent of this millisecond is the repulsive since the January-march orle of 2009. Economists had predicted, before the earthquake hit the nation, that the economy of the nationality would reward to growth in the first hut of this moment crusted in agreement with a strong demand not counting overseas. Analysts are hopeful that the GDP would answering into fever by the third quartern of this man-hour.

Dailu Aoki, an economist with IBS, an prime investment bank, said that there is no famine to be pessimistic anyhow the economy in reference to the countryside. Ha said, “It is unlikely that (the economy) will stay mired in recession.” Aoki added, “The instant to watch in coming quarters is how well production can recover.”

September 4th, 2015 Capital Bank Named Top Performing Community Bank in the Nation for Second Consecutive Year

September 4th, 2015 Capital Bank Named Top Performing Community Bank in the Nation for Second Consecutive Year

Microsoft Word - Press Release BankersCaddy 2015 PRESS RELEASE May 29, 2015 Capital Bank Named Top Performing Community Bank in the Nation for Second Consecutive Year

San Juan Capistrano, CA -(BUSINESS WIRE) -Capital Bank (OTCQB:CBJC) Today announced it has been rated the Number One Overall Best Performing Community Bank in the Nation for 2014 by Bankerscaddy.com for the second consecutive year. The award is based on Bankerscaddy.com performance metrics designed to assess not only past performance, but the likely sustainability of ongoing strong performance based on long term trends for asset quality, deposit growth and earnings, as well as overall current and projected future capitalization levels. A detailed list and ranking of all banks considered in this awards assessment can be found at www.bankerscaddy.com .
J.M. “Mike” Justice Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer stated “I am proud that our Bank continues to garner industry accolades based on our consistent and sustainable performance. While the banking industry as a whole is recovering from the economic turmoil of the past many years, Capital Bank has not only survived but thrived since opening our doors seven years ago in the midst of the financial crisis. Our continued strong balance sheet growth with earnings that significantly out-perform our peers has not gone unnoticed within our industry. This award, among others, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team of talented banking professionals.”
Capital Bank is dedicated to being known as the Premier Business and Professional Bank in the markets we serve by providing innovative financial solutions tailored to the needs of our customers while exceeding expectations and producing superior shareholder value that become solutions recognized for…"Banking Outside the Box".
For Additional Information visit our website at: www.mycapitalbank.com

Contact:

J.M.“Mike” Justice Jr., President & C.E.O. (949) 489-4202 mjustice@mycapitalbank.com
or
John R. McGill, Senior Executive Vice President & C.O.O. (949) 489-4203 jmcgill@mycapitalbank.com
Stock Symbol: OTCQB:CBJC
For information regarding the purchase or sale of Capital Bank’s stock, contact: Steve Arrigo, Senior Vice President (949) 644-1890
Crowell Weedon & Company a division of D.A. Davidson & Co. or
Doug Deubel, Vice President (888) 734-0540
Raymond James & Associates

Information contained herein may contain certain forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current expectations regarding economic, legislative, and regulatory issues that may impact the Bank’s earnings in future periods. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate” or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may.” Factors that could cause future results to vary materially from current management expectations include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, changes in interest rates, deposit flows, real estate values, and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; changes in legislation or regulation; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Bank’s operations, pricing, products and services. The Bank undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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W. Golf. University Ridge ranked No. 3 campus course in the country

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MADISON, Wis. – University Ridge Golf Course was rated as one of the top campus courses in the country, according to the September 2015 edition of Golfweek Magazine. Opened in 1991, the Robert Trent Jones-designed course came in at No. 3 on the Best Campus Courses list for the second-consecutive year after moving up from No. 5 in 2014.

2015 LA auto show to host 50 vehicle introductions
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2015 LA auto show to host 50 vehicle introductions

This year’s Los Angeles auto show will play host 30 world debuts and another 20 North American debuts, the show’s organizers announced on Thursday.

No longer a small fry on the auto show circuit, 2015 will mark the LA show’s second consecutive year with at least 30 world premiers. However, the show’s planned 20 North American debuts are down from the 30 NA unveilings that occurred at the 2014 edition of the LA auto show.

Among those world debuts will be Infiniti’s compact QX30 crossover, the production version of Jaguar’s F-PACE utility vehicle and Hyundai’s all-new Elantra compact. Alfa Romeo, BMW, Bentley, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Subaru and Volkswagen have also confirmed premieres for the LA show.

Although unconfirmed, vehicles likely to make their first appearance at the LA show include the Mazda CX-9 and Fiat 124 Spider.

The 2015 Los Angeles auto show will open its doors to the media on November 18.

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Poll: Which HBCU Has The Best Chance Of An FBS Upset In Week 1?

Poll: Which HBCU Has The Best Chance Of An FBS Upset In Week 1?

As we approach the first week of the college football season, and based on what we’ve witnessed in past years, there is always a game or two where David seems to get the best of Goliath. We witnessed this last season when Bethune-Cookman defeated FBS member Florida International, 14-12, for a second consecutive year. There are 12 HBCU FCS teams this week scheduled to play against FBS programs.…

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Second Consecutive Year: NIC State Partners Sweep the Top 5 Best State Websites in the U.S.

Second Consecutive Year: NIC State Partners Sweep the Top 5 Best State Websites in the U.S.

OLATHE, Kan.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV ), the dominant provider of eGovernment services, congratulates 10 of its state government partners for being ranked as the best state government websites in the country - with five NIC government partners sweeping the Top 5. This is the second consecutive year NIC state government partners took all of the Top 5 honors. The rankings were announced by the Center for Digital Government as part of its annual “ Best of the Web ” competition.

For the second time in the state’s history, Arkansas took top honors, ranking as the best state government website in the country. The official state website, http://www.arkansas.gov , was recognized for the innovative Gov2Go - a first-of-its-kind, personalized way for citizens to interact with government. Gov2Go is a proactive digital assistant that learns about its users then carefully curates and brings relevant government services and information to them on their computers, mobile devices and Apple Watches. In 2014, Arkansas ranked third in the Best of the Web competition.

Rounding out the Top 5 were Utah in second place, Indiana in third place, Mississippi in fourth place, and Texas in fifth place. NIC partner states of Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Oregon, and Rhode Island were recognized as finalists.

“Congratulations to our state government partners in Arkansas, as well as all of our state government partners honored in the 2015 Best of the Web competition,” said Robert Knapp, NIC Chief Operating Officer. “We are very proud of our partners and our employees for working together to produce state portals that deliver a dynamic user experience and efficient access to a wealth of information and online services. We look forward to partnering in the future to deliver even more innovation and efficiencies.”

The Center for Digital Government is an international research and advisory institute on the use of information technology in government. The Best of the Web Awards will be presented September 25, 2015 in New Orleans.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The Company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at https://www.egov.com .

Contact:

NIC Inc.
Angela Davied, 913-754-7054
Director of Corporate Communications
adavied@egov.com