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National Eagles and Angels Association

April 12, 2011 09:36 ET

National Eagles and Angels Association Welcomes Its Founding Members to New Miami Chapter

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - The National Eagles and Angels Association (NEAA), a nationwide alliance of individual investors and business angels, today reported that its newly formed Miami Chapter was officially launched on April 6, 2011, welcoming its new founding members to the organization.

The inaugural meeting of the Miami Chapter, held at The Bankers Club of Miami, was called to order by NEAA's founder and Chairman George R. Jarkesy, Jr., who noted, "Florida is home to more than 2.1 million small businesses. It is these businesses that have the most potential for creating lasting jobs. By standing together as members of the National Eagles and Angels Association, we will work to harness and organize our collective wisdom, industry expertise and capital to help many of these companies -- and the visionary entrepreneurs who lead them -- prosper and grow."

Continuing, Jarkesy said, "We are very pleased with the rapid formation of our new Miami Chapter and gladly welcome all of our new Chapter members to NEAA's growing ranks. I would like to formally acknowledge the enthusiastic support that NEAA has received from our Miami Chapter Commissioner Jeff Forster -- a successful entrepreneur and investor in his own right and one who can be largely credited for the fast and robust growth of our Miami Chapter. His depth of influence in the local business community, coupled with his proven leadership skills and desire to promote aggressive job growth in Miami, have served to establish a new bar of excellence for all NEAA Chapter Commissioners to emulate."

Following Jarkesy's welcome speech, the keynote address was delivered by Marcelo Llorente, former Florida State Representative and candidate for Mayor of Miami-Dade County. Llorente's comments centered on the need for community leaders to work in partnership with area businesses to re-energize the private sector and remove legislative road blocks that stand in the way of robust job creation and Florida's economic growth.

The luncheon attendees also heard from NEAA Chief Analyst Clay Mahaffey, CFA, who announced that NEAA has created a new affiliated company named "NEAA Venture Research, LLC." This new company is charged with conducting in-depth due diligence and issuing independent research coverage on those compelling entrepreneurial growth companies that are deemed worthy of introduction to NEAA's national membership. Moreover, NEAA Venture Research will closely monitor the performance of all NEAA Index companies and post routine research updates to NEAA's secure, password-protected, members-only web site.

Corporate presentations were also featured at the event from three NEAA Index companies: America West Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: AWSR); TexCom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TEXC); and S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW).

About America West Resources, Inc.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, America West Resources is an established domestic coal producer focused on the mining of compliant (low-sulfur) coal and its sale primarily to utility companies and industrial customers in the western U.S. and Europe. The Company operates the Horizon Mine, which has recoverable, compliant, high BTU coal reserves. For more information, please visit

About TexCom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TEXC)
TexCom, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a growth-oriented company with its primary focus on the disposal of nonhazardous wastes and production of biodiesel. Domestically, TexCom disposes of nonhazardous materials generated by oil and gas exploration and production and is expanding its interests in disposal of nonhazardous industrial wastewater, serving the refining and petrochemical industries. For more information, please visit

About S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW)
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in the Central Valley of California, S&W Seed Company is a leading provider of warm climate, high yield alfalfa seed varieties, including varieties that can thrive in poor, saline soils, as verified over decades of university-sponsored trials. S&W also offers seed cleaning and processing at its 40-acre facility in Five Points, California. In fiscal 2010, the Company launched a business expansion initiative centered on its plan to mass produce stevia leaf in the U.S. in response to growing global demand for the all-natural, zero calorie sweetener from the food and beverage industry. For more information, please visit

About National Eagles and Angels Association
The National Eagles and Angels Association (NEAA) is a nationwide alliance of individual investors and business angels, each accepting the high risk while anticipating the potential high returns that can be commensurate with investment in entrepreneurial growth companies. NEAA members actively seek out these future American success stories, not only to reap rewards from their research and diligence to do so, but also for the opportunity to reward the risk-takers and entrepreneurs who have made the necessary commitment it requires to build true, enduring companies -- which for more than two centuries have served to fuel innovation and promote the just ideals and practices of capitalism, the backbone of the American economy.

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