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Joe Mazzenga Joins Agorus as VP of Manufacturing

Joe Mazzenga Joins Agorus as VP of ManufacturingIndustry veteran of 35 years to lead development of company’s construction solutions

SAN DIEGO – December 6, 2022 – (

Agorus®, a cutting-edge construction technology company, announced today that Joe Mazzenga joined the company as its Vice President of Manufacturing.

The 35-year industry veteran will lead the development of the company’s construction solutions from conception through installation.

“Joe has been at the forefront of the construction and manufacturing industries, creating innovative systems and processes that ensure success,” said Garrett Moore, co-founder and CEO of Agorus. “He is known nationally as an entrepreneur in off-site construction by linking software, equipment, and systems with lean manufacturing processes to improve the way construction gets done today. We’re excited to have him on board!”

Mazzenga exhibited his entrepreneurial talent and drive to build better early in life. Shortly after high school, he became a journeyman carpenter and started a small construction business with a partner. Within 10 years, Mazzenga grew it into a successful framing contractor firm, employing over 1,500 individuals in multiple manufacturing facilities.

Long before off-site manufacturing was known in the U.S., Mazzenga produced structural wood off-site components including wall panels, floor cassettes, stairs, arches, and roof and floor trusses. As a division manager at Alpine Engineering Products, he also spearheaded the whole house software initiative by leading a team of 20 software developers to innovate whole-house engineering software. For the last decade, Mazzenga has played a significant role in more than 50 successful startups and turnarounds.

“This is the place I want to be, and I’m thrilled to join Agorus,” said Mazzenga. “We will demonstrate to the industry that it is possible to digitally design a home down to every last millimeter and finishing nail. We will also empower construction teams with the ability to build an American dream home in just a few days instead of several painful months. This can and must be done if we are to close the US housing shortfall gap. I’m honored to work with this stellar team.”

About Agorus

Agorus seeks to close the 5.5 million U.S. housing shortfall gap by accelerating the world’s transition to off-site construction. The company leverages its technologies and automated factories to empower builders to build better, faster, cheaper, and greener. Visit for more information.

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Physicians Must Reject Hobson’s Choice, Writes President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

Physicians Must Reject Hobson’s Choice, Writes President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)TUCSON, Ariz. – December 6, 2022 – (

Sheila Page, D.O., a family physician in Aledo, Texas, and president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), is featured in the winter issue of the of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. She writes:  “Today physicians often feel constrained to pick from among options that are not in the best interest of patients but are ‘covered’ by insurance or approved by officials.”

“An apparently free choice when there is no real alternative is a Hobson’s Choice, and physicians must understand the political structure in which this type of ‘choice’ is embedded,” Dr. Page explains.

“During the COVID pandemic, people often faced a Hobson’s Choice of taking a shot that they believed put their life, health, or fertility at risk, or be barred from their education or career,” she noted.

“Voters generally believe that they have two choices, Republican or Democrat, and that they represent extremes of political ideology. However, when they are in office, politicians behave as if they belong to the same club,” she writes.

“Physicians have accepted the Hobson’s Choice of either abiding by ridiculous regulatory burdens or refusing to treat the senior population,” she explains. They “accept the Hobson’s Choice of either standing against the oppression or keeping their ‘place at the table.'” 

“The phrase ‘we need to keep our place at the table to avoid being on the menu’ entirely misses the point,” she states. “The profession is on the table already being carved up. How many times have we been told we must choose the lesser of two evils? Either choice is still evil!”

“We must identify the enemy within,” Dr. Page writes. “The medical profession must grasp the extent to which it has been manipulated by pharmaceutical, insurance, and other systems tied to medicine. We have been burdened with regulations and threats to our licenses by the same people who are selling us the solutions.”

“There is tremendous profit in the existing system, but we must nevertheless offer healing and hope, learn how to fight back effectively, and reject the Hobson’s Choice,” she concludes.

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a national organization representing physicians in all specialties since 1943.

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Report: 67% of U.S. Consumers Expect to Spend Under $500 on Holiday Expenses This Year

Report: 67% of U.S. Consumers Expect to Spend Under 0 on Holiday Expenses This YearJungle Scout’s Q4 Consumer Trends Report explores end-of-year e-commerce trends, with insights into inflation, holiday shopping, the impact of social media on gift-giving, and financial priorities for the new year.

Report: 67% of U.S. Consumers Expect to Spend Under 0 on Holiday Expenses This Year
Q4 Consumer Trends Report

Jungle Scout’s Q4 Consumer Trends Report.

AUSTIN, Texas – December 6, 2022 – (

Today, Jungle Scout, the leading all-in-one platform for e-commerce sellers, released its Q4 2022 Consumer Trends Report, a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers on spending and behavior during the 2022 holiday season. The report examines how shoppers navigate the current economic climate and finds that consumers are expected to spend nearly 40% less on holiday-related expenses this year compared to the 10-year national average.1  

Insights from the report include:

Consumers are tightening their wallets ahead of the holiday season.

  • 33% of consumers are reducing holiday expenses, and the top ways they plan to cut back include spending less on gifts and decorations. 
  • More than half (58%) of consumers are searching for deals and discounts when holiday shopping. 

Holiday shopping is increasingly influenced by digital media and technology.

  • 20% of U.S. consumers get holiday gift ideas from social media, with Facebook leading as a source of inspiration, followed by Instagram and TikTok. 
  • Virtual gifts like streaming and music subscriptions are among the most popular gifts of 2022. 

Fiscally responsible self-indulgence will be a top priority for consumers in 2023. 

  • 54% of consumers are making travel plans for 2023 — up 16% from last year. 
  • While re-evaluating finances is a priority for 79% of consumers, some say things like dining out, getting manicures and smoking or vaping remain non-negotiable expenses in 2023. 

“Consumer expectations and priorities will shift in 2023, as inflation continues to impact spending,” says Michael Scheschuk, President of Small & Medium Business at Jungle Scout. “As e-commerce advances, consumers will seek personalization at every stage of the customer journey. Brands should diversify sales channels and consider expanding into social commerce through popular platforms like TikTok, allowing them to engage with new audiences in more authentic and memorable ways.” 

See the full report for more details and methodology. 

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Jungle Scout is the leading all-in-one platform for e-commerce sellers, supporting more than $50 billion in annual Amazon revenue. Founded in 2015 as the first Amazon product research tool, Jungle Scout today features a full suite of best-in-class business management solutions and powerful market intelligence resources to help entrepreneurs and brands manage their e-commerce businesses. Jungle Scout is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and supports 10 global Amazon marketplaces.

National Retail Federation. 2022. “What to expect from consumer spending this holiday season.”

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Persolvent Named as a Winner in Inc.’s 2022 Best in Business List for Business Services

3rd annual list recognizes Persolvent as an honored private company putting purpose ahead of profit

SAINT PAUL PARK, Minn. – December 6, 2022 – (

Persolvent has been named an honoree of the Inc. 2022 Best in Business Award in the Business Services category. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have made an extraordinary impact in their fields and on society. 

To create this year’s list, Inc.’s editors reviewed the applicant pool to look at companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. The full list of 241 honored private companies, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands Dec. 13), recognizes the most dynamic companies of all sizes and industries that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole. Honorees for general excellence across various industries and categories are featured online at

Persolvent’s Key Impacts on its Field and Society

  • Persolvent continuously listens to its customers in order to roll out best-in-class payment technology that truly meets a need and helps make life easier through innovation and technology. 
  • Company employees receive a paid week’s time off to volunteer their talents to charitable organizations and causes of their choosing.
  • Persolvent donates 10% of its pre-tax profits to support over 20 charitable organizations assisting those in need on a local, national, and global scale. 

Supporting Quotes

Jay Bruber, Persolvent CEO

“We work hard to create a successful, profitable business so that we can give more money back to our community and to those in need.”

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About Persolvent

With over 25 years of experience in payments and financial technology, Persolvent is dedicated to making our customers’ lives easier through innovation and technology. Whether by powering software platforms with our payment technology and award-winning support, or empowering merchants to accept card payments and grow their business, we’re ready to earn the right to be recommended.

Learn about our innovative technology and the core values that drive us at

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