Shanda Group Increases Investment in Community Health Systems and Expresses Support for Company
11 01 2018
FRANKLIN, Tenn. & MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On January 11, 2018, members of Shanda Group filed an amendment to Shanda’s Schedule 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose an increase in its investment in Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH). Shanda, together with its affiliates, is CYH’s largest shareholder and holds approximately 24.0% of the Company’s outstanding common stock.
Robert Chiu, group president of Shanda Group, stated, “We have consistently maintained a good relationship with CYH and are supportive of the Company and its management team as they continue to execute on the Company’s strategic objectives.”
Wayne T. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, stated, “We are pleased with Shanda’s continued support and welcome and value the input of Shanda and all of our stockholders.”
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Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in...
MCG Health’s Dr. Monique Yohanan to Speak at CCMC New World Symposium on Solutions to Address the Opioid Epidemic
11 01 2018
This crisis has caused more than 165,000 overdose deaths from prescription opioids since 1999
SEATTLE, Wash. and NASHVILLE, Tenn. January 11, 2018
MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network and a leading provider of informed care strategies, announces Monique Yohanan, MD, MPH, will be a speaker at the Commission for Case Manager Certification’s New World Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 20, 2018 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Dr. Yohanan will discuss how evidence-based care guidance can help address the national opioid addiction crisis. Dr. Yohanan brings an extensive background bridging the gap between psychiatry and internal medicine in her role as a State Government Relations Director and behavioral health expert at MCG Health.
“This crisis has caused more than 165,000 overdose deaths from prescription opioids since 1999,” said Dr. Yohanan. “In addition, health and societal costs related to prescription opioid abuse have been...
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. Offers EnLIGHTened Menu with Something for Everyone in the New Year
11 01 2018
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018 -- BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI), a first-mover with its BJ’s EnLIGHTened Entrees® menu, continues to redefine the category to include more nutrient-rich superfoods, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The mission: to ensure the EnLIGHTened menu offers something for everyone.“At a time when the casual dining industry is standing for pasta, burgers and ribs, we wanted to stand for something more conscientious,” said Scott Rodriguez, Senior Vice President of Culinary and Kitchen Innovation at BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. “With our EnLIGHTened menu, our focus is on making ‘better-for-you’ taste ‘better–than-imagined’.”Following up on the success of last year’s exceptionally cute Honest Critics online video series, BJ’s has once again turned to Generation Z to test the EnLIGHTened mission – this time with a “super” twist.BJ’s worked with DDB San Francisco to evolve the tasting panel for 2018. Four “Hungry Heroes”...
Team Sports Gift Products Compliment New Henson Construction Tornado Safe Rooms
11 01 2018
JACKSON, TN, January 11, 2018 -- Henson Construction Services of Jackson, Tennessee is known for large construction projects delivered on time and within budget. Henson Construction Services is the definition of reliability when it comes to government buildings, jails, and schools. Included in Henson's resume are over $50 Million of School/Community Tornado Safe Room Projects. With such a credible reputation, the company has embarked on new construction innovations. Their latest project is the construction of five tornado safe rooms that are designed and built to withstand the impact of an EF-5 Tornado (250 mph winds). With such a prestigious project now completed, Team Sports Gift is proud to announce they were chosen as Henson Construction Services' interior design elements and accents of choice for the tornado safe room project.Henson Construction Services, Inc./Envirosafe Solutions of America are the creators of the Safe Zone Concept, utilizing shipping...
Modern Living with kathy ireland®: Bedding industry veteran and Sleep Outfitters founder, Kim Knopf, shares how her company is winning retail by providing unique in-store experience
10 01 2018
Los Angeles, CA – January 10, 2018 — Modern Living with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with Sleep Outfitters founder and CEO, Kim Knopf.
Knopf will discuss her company’s successful efforts to counter online mattress sales by giving brick and mortar customers a personalized mattress-shopping experience.
Sleep Outfitters is a mattress retailer that works directly with customers to find a mattress solution to meet their unique needs to help them sleep better. The company was founded in 1983. Today, Sleep Outfitters’ parent company, Innovative Mattress Solutions, operates nearly 200 stores in six states (West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Indiana) as Mattress Warehouse, Sleep Outfitters and Mattress King. Knopf’s founding philosophy of providing the best mattresses at the lowest prices continues to drive the company’s success. Sleep Outfitters is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.
Knopf says that Sleep Outfitters strives...
Eagle Roofing Products Announces Alliance Sponsorship Role in 2018 Meritage reNEWable Living Home
10 01 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. January 10, 2018
Eagle Roofing Products, the industry leader in concrete roof tile manufacturing and innovation, announced that they are an Alliance Sponsor for the 2018 Meritage reNEWable Living Home.
The project is a pioneering venture between Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction companies, and Meritage Homes, the eighth largest homebuilder in the United States. Designed with the homeowner in mind, the project features innovative design, engineering, materials science and construction practices that coalesces around transforming the idea of homeownership by delivering homes that renew, grow, change and adapt. The home will be unveiled at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL.
Meritage Homes specifically requested Eagle’s participation in the reNEWable Living Home to provide the concrete tile roof....
University Fancards and InComm Expands College-Branded Gift Cards Portfolio
10 01 2018
ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2018 -- University Fancards LLC, home to The Official Gift Card of College Sports™, recently announced an agreement with InComm, a leading prepaid product and payments technology company, expanding its college-branded Mastercard® Gift Cards program to include 16 additional teams, now totaling 19 teams across 11 states. Mastercard Gift Cards are available nationwide and online. This agreement marks the expansion of the teams represented by University Fancards which started with Tennessee, Texas and Alabama.
Alabama UFan Card
Michigan UFan Card
Cards are available at pharmacies, grocery stores, discount stores and convenience stores with designs that honor a variety of teams, including Michigan, Alabama and Florida State. "Because the cards are open-loop, they can be redeemed wherever Debit Mastercard is accepted within the U.S., and they can be loaded with any amount from $20 to $500," said Matt Lanford, Senior Vice President and General Manager,...
World's Largest Supply Management Conference Announces Keynote Themes for Speakers Arianna Huffington, Mitt Romney and John Rossman
10 01 2018
PHOENIX, Jan. 10, 2018 -- The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide, has announced an expanded agenda and the themes of its impressive line-up of keynote speakers at the supply management profession's largest global event, ISM2018, which will be held May 6-9, 2018 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Participants can take advantage of special early bird rates if they register by Friday, January 12, 2018.
Keynoter Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post, will discuss the latest online and social media trends – including how media companies are turning content promiscuity into profits – and reveal her vision of a hybrid future where traditional media and new media become one.
With his experience dealing with the global political climate, keynoter Mitt Romney, governor of Massachusetts...
Fifth Third Achieves ‘Outstanding’ Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Rating
10 01 2018
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third today announced that the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland rated it “Outstanding” for CRA performance for its most recent examination period: January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. The Bank earned an ‘Outstanding’ rating on the Lending and Investment tests and ‘High Satisfactory’ on the Service test resulting in an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating.
The evaluation cited several reasons for Fifth Third’s overall ‘Outstanding’ rating. The Bank demonstrated an excellent responsiveness to credit needs; distribution of loans among borrowers of different income levels and businesses of different revenue sizes; leadership in making community development loans and investments; and leadership in providing community development services.
During the exam period, Fifth Third:
Extended nearly $7 billion to developments in underserved communities in the form of loans ($5.9 billion) and investments ($980.5 million). Fifth Third’s participation...
Synchrony Financial Awards Program Helps Small Businesses Improve Customer Experiences and Strengthen Communities
10 01 2018
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) today announced 10 winners of its Working Forward Small Business Awards, an annual program benefiting small businesses that showcase passion for their community and initiative to grow their business.
Synchrony Financial will award $20,000 to each winner – $10,000 to improve their business and $10,000 to invest in local community projects and charities of their choosing.
“Small businesses are at the heart of every community,” said Neeraj Mehta, CEO Payment Solutions, Synchrony Financial. “Synchrony Financial helps them address challenges ranging from the rate and speed of digital transformation to funding the addition of skilled talent. To help our partners modernize and grow their business we offer payments, marketing expertise and financing options. The Working Forward Awards program helps businesses advance in their industry and give back to their community.”
Since 2016, Synchrony Financial has awarded $300,000...
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