Tennessee Business

Meritage Homes Appoints Clint Szubinski to lead South Region

20 02 2018

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 20, 2018 --Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, today announced the appointment of Clint Szubinski to president of the company’s south region, encompassing its operations in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.In this role, Mr. Szubinski will be responsible for leading the region’s growth strategy and overseeing the financial and operating performance of its five divisions.“The South Region has significant growth potential as our newest and fastest growing region,” said Phillippe Lord, chief operating officer of Meritage Homes. “I am confident that under Clint’s leadership, our divisional teams in the south will be able to capitalize on the enormous opportunities ahead for them.”Mr. Szubinski brings more than 15 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, including division and region president positions with some of the largest homebuilders in the nation. He previously led Meritage’s Florida region...

Youth Sports Organizations Facing New Federal Requirements to Prevent Sexual Abuse

20 02 2018

It is imperative that each youth sport organization understand what is required for its program, and how to comply BALA CYNWYD, Pa. February 20, 2018 High-profile sexual abuse cases involving coaches, doctors, and others in amateur and collegiate sports have prompted the passing of a new federal law aiming to prevent sexual abuse in youth sports. The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act signed by President Trump on February 14, 2018, includes requirements for prevention training, prevention policies, and mandatory reporting. As a leading insurer of amateur sports and non-profit organizations, Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) has partnered with Abuse Prevention Systems to provide expert guidance to help youth sport organizations understand and comply with new federal regulations. A summary of the requirements in the new law is available on PHLY’s website. PHLY is also hosting a live webinar featuring child sexual abuse experts Gregory...

Taylor Homes Celebrates 60 Years of Quality Custom Home Building

20 02 2018

Building a home with and for our customers is a very personal experience and we take pride in working day in and day out to deliver the best home, value and experience for them. LOUISVILLE, Ky. February 20, 2018 Taylor Homes is announcing its celebration of 60 years of delivering quality, custom built homes for homeowners in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee by sharing a peek into what makes them successful. With a full year of social media engagement opportunities, one of the region’s leading and most respected scattered site homebuilders promises to showcase the extensive services, products they provide and the companies they partner with to build and deliver on customers’ dreams. Each month of 2018 brings a different theme related to the Taylor Homes experience. “We’re proud of our successful 60-year history in the home building business,” said Chris Taylor, President and CEO of Taylor Homes. “Building a home with and for our customers is...

Slate Retail REIT Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

20 02 2018

(All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2018 -- Slate Retail REIT (TSX:SRT.U) (TSX:SRT.UN) (the "REIT"), an owner of U.S. grocery-anchored real estate, today announced its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017. Senior management will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to discuss the results and ongoing business initiatives of the REIT. The dial-in details can be found below."We are pleased to report on all of the positive progress that we made in 2017. Heading into 2018 our focus will be on leveraging the strong relationships that we have built with our tenants and focusing on organic growth opportunities within the portfolio today," commented Greg Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer of the REIT.For the CEO's letter to unitholders for the quarter, please follow the link here.Quarterly HighlightsCompleted 402,050 square feet of leasing in the quarter, comprised of 111,990...

Liberty Tax Names Ryan Dodson Chief Strategy Officer

19 02 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 19, 2018 -- Liberty Tax Inc. (NASDAQ:TAX) the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, citing a change in management direction, announced the appointment of Ryan Dodson, CPA, as Chief Strategy Officer. He will assume this new role immediately.Currently, Ryan is an Area Developer with Liberty Tax for three areas in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has twice been recognized by his fellow Area Developers as the top performing Area Developer. Ryan has also served as a Regional Director from 2007 until 2010 and as a Field Consultant from 2004 to 2007.Prior to becoming a franchisee with Liberty, Ryan worked with Arthur Anderson and Deloitte in their tax consulting divisions. Dodson graduated from North Carolina State University with a Masters of Accounting from North Carolina State University in 1995 and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994.About Liberty Tax, Inc.Founded in 1997 by John T Hewitt, Liberty Tax...

Colombia Tops Countries Looking for Miami Homes

19 02 2018

George C. Jalil, 2018 MIAMI Chairman of the Board “South Florida is a top location for Latin American homebuyers, but it’s also a top destination for countries all over the world,” said George C. Jalil, a Miami broker and the 2018 MIAMI chairman of the board. MIAMI February 19, 2018 Colombian consumers posted the most web searches among foreign countries for Miami homes in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida finished as the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and is a top-five market for consumers in the world’s six largest regions, according to December data. Colombia registered 10.5 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, http://www.MiamiRealtors.com, in December 2017. “South Florida is a top location for Latin American homebuyers, but it’s also a top destination for countries all over the world,” said George C. Jalil, a Miami broker and the 2018 MIAMI chairman of the...

United Wholesale Mortgage Makes Virtual E-Closing Available to Borrowers in 16 States, Now Includes Purchases

19 02 2018

TROY, Mich., Feb. 19, 2018 -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has expanded the reach of its virtual e-closing capabilities, as borrowers in 16 states can now enjoy the industry's first end-to-end online mortgage experience without wet signing any documents – and for the first time ever, the virtual process can also be applied to purchase transactions. Originally just offered in four states (Illinois, Montana, Virginia and Washington), the 12-state expansion now introduces the mortgage industry's first real e-closing process to Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Tennessee. UWM continues to partner with Boston-based Notarize to make the technology available to consumers. "Making virtual e-closing technology available in more states and opening it up to purchase business is a huge deal as even more mortgage brokers and borrowers have access to the easiest, most convenient closing process possible,"...

Eagle Roofing Products Announces Recent Changes in New Market Development Initiative

19 02 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. February 19, 2018 Eagle Roofing Products announces recent changes in the New Market Development effort, a multi-faceted initiative to seek new growth opportunities and push the existing concrete tile roofing market north of the Sunbelt region. Since the initiative’s launch in 2015, Eagle has continued to create awareness in the non-core markets through various marketing approaches, including targeting professional roofing contractors and the design professional community. Initially, six sales representatives were also added to these markets to aid in the effort; however, with the growing need to target the northern regions, that number has recently increased to nine: Western Canada (Alberta & Saskatchewan) – Mr. Trevor Layng Western Washington/Oregon/British Columbia (Lower Mainland & Vancouver Island) – Mr. Christopher Schott Idaho/Wyoming/Montana/Eastern Washington – Mr. Craig Bailey Wisconsin/Illinois/Minnesota/Iowa/St. Louis Metro Area– Mr. Adam Fuchs Michigan/Ohio/Indiana/Eastern...

Hendersonville Magazine Reports Record Audience Growth

17 02 2018

2017-18 Edition of Hendersonville Magazine We're seeing a magazine pick-up rate of close to 1,000 copies per week on average. Hendersonville, NC February 17, 2018 Hendersonville Magazine has experienced a significant increase in readership in conjunction with the growth of relocation and tourism in Henderson County and surrounding areas. In 2017, Hendersonville Magazine increased annual printing for the 4th year in a row to keep up with growing demand for information about the community. 50,000 copies of the current edition were printed in May 2017, up from 45,000 printed in 2016. With only a few months until the 37th annual edition publishes in late May, almost all of the 50,000 copies have been picked up. “The steady increase of relocation and tourism is definitely driving Hendersonville Magazine's audience growth," said Brett Hulsey, publisher of Hendersonville Magazine and president of Hulsey Media, Inc. "For many years, Hendersonville Magazine distributed 35,000-38,000...

Ardent Health Services and The University of Texas System Announce New Name for 10-Hospital System

16 02 2018

TYLER, Texas, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Ardent Health Services and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Northeast) today announced the newly formed 10-hospital health system created by the purchase of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) will be named UT Health East Texas. The sale is projected to close March 1. Speaking on behalf of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, Chairman Sara Martinez Tucker congratulated all who had been involved in bringing together the clinical expertise of UT Health Northeast and the operational skill of Ardent Health Services in the formation of UT Health East Texas. "This accomplishment is a perfect example of what happens when we all work together to meet the needs of the citizens of Texas. President Calhoun and his leadership team, along with The University of Texas System team that provided strong support, should be very proud of this transformative advancement in healthcare for East Texas,"...

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