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July 24, 2017 - AMS, based in Southport, CT with its west coast office in Sacramento, CA, serves the arts and culture sector across North America and around the world. The firm has guided more than $8 billion of development of capital facilities for the arts over the past two decades including notable projects around the globe. The firm also provides counsel to producers and presenters ranging from historic theaters to producing companies, and performing arts centers. Steven Wolff, Principal of AMS Planning & Research Corp. notes, “As we continue to serve our diverse and global constituency, we are honored to be recognized as a leader in the arts and cultural sector. We are privileged to work with artists and organizations, large and small, in all manner of communities to animate civic life and generate public value.”

improving performance and documenting impact. Our practice is deeply involved in innovative change to help producers, presenters, artists and service organizations “re-think success®” in these complex times. Going forward, success will be measured not only by the level of activity and excellence of any particular endeavor, but also by the effectiveness and entanglement in the community; the creation of lasting public value. We support our clients in sophisticated strategic planning by building ownership through “active thinking” and close partnership. We track long-term industry and societal trends to understand the future environment in which our clients will operate. In sum, AMS is committed to helping arts and cultural enterprises be vital, contributing community assets.

About AMS Planning & Research Corp. For over 28 years, AMS has made the business of arts and culture our business. Founded with a deep commitment to the role of the arts in our communities, we’ve dedicated ourselves to working with arts and community leaders to develop ventures that are both effective and vital.

AMS Planning & Research Corp. 107 John Street Southport, CT 06890. P: (203) 256-1616

Each year, our firm guides clients seeking to develop capital facilities for arts and cultural enterprises. We also measure and analyze the operations of hundreds of arts organizations and facilities across North America. Our industry leading benchmarking tool, PACStatssm ( serves dozens of performing arts centers by monitoring trends,

The AMS team is comprised of thoughtful, experienced, and visionary professionals, with exemplary business skills and a passion for arts endeavors. Our notion of moving organizations beyond “sustainable” to “vital” enterprises is built on understanding fundamental changes in how success is defined for arts and culture in contemporary times, how arts enterprises engage with their communities and their partners, and how a next-generation business model must work. For more information about AMS, please visit our website at


BOLT® Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of digital distribution solutions to the Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance industry, is helping insurers transform the way they sell and market products to consumers and business owners. During a time of digital disruption in the industry, BOLT continues to lead the market as the original InsurTech innovator, enabling P&C insurers to rapidly respond to evolving market trends and grow their businesses. Customer acquisition and retention are increasingly impacted by consumer demand for personalization. The BOLT Platform™ empowers insurers with the channels and products they need to create a unique experience for every customer. The platform allows insurers to select products from a robust market network of offerings and bundle them with their own to meet more of their customers’ coverage needs, without underwriting additional risk. Results have been impressive, with insurers selling 1.4 more of their own products for every bundled solution sold. In addition, revenue for some insurers has climbed 24% over five years. Because the BOLT Platform is technology agnostic, with 5,500 carrier connections, insurers realize immediate business impact by rapidly evolving into comprehensive digital providers. The BOLT Platform works with existing technology to support direct-to-consumer distribution in addition to agents and underwriters. Customer data, the power of analytics, and a vast selection of products are easily-accessed from a single location, working hand-in-hand with automation to speed the quote-to-issue cycle and improve agent efficiency. To better support its clients no matter where they are on their digital distribution journey, BOLT recently released version 8.0 of the groundbreaking BOLT Platform, available in two options. BOLT ENTERPRISE merges supreme digital capabilities with insurers’ existing channels of engagement, giving them the ability to bundle products from the full market network of offerings. It’s a one-stop shop for insurance as insurers quote, bind, and issue multiple products, even those from other carriers, in a single seamless transaction. BOLT PREMIER offers the same fast efficient digital capabilities, meeting the insurers’ product needs with access to a prequalified selection of offerings from the market network.

Eric Gewirtzman, BOLT CEO BOLT SOLUTIONS 90 Park Avenue Suite 1700 New York, NY 10016 Tel: 001 212 608 4646 Ext: 126

Because the BOLT Platform works with existing technology and capabilities to turn insurers into digital and product powerhouses, growth has been explosive. Platform use increased 25% last year as 75,000 users logged in to rapidly quote, bind, and issue a multitude of coverage in a single transaction. As an early InsurTech innovator, BOLT has led the charge toward innovative and powerful answers to the contemporary challenges insurers face. The BOLT Platform is the only digital distribution solution offering both personal and commercial insurance product lines through a universal market network. As a result, insurers adopting the BOLT Platform are well positioned to meet more of their customers’ needs, more of the time, through their channel of choice. BOLT is an Actua company (Nasdaq: ACTA).


ACQ5 is proud to announce to the world the winners of the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017. The 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best o...