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A Giant Gift to California's Animals

01 01 1970

American Humane, the country's first national humane organization and the first to serve animals in disasters, unveiled a giant 50-foot-long emergency rescue vehicle designed to provide help and hope to California and the West Coast in times of disasters. The lifesaving vehicle, which will be based in Los Angeles, was made possible thanks to a remarkably generous donation by internationally renowned philanthropist Lois Pope and is the third giant rescue truck she has underwritten for the organization. The other two vehicles cover the Northeast and Southeast U.S. regions. Banfield Foundation also made a generous contribution to cover the operational and deployment costs for the fleet's newest vehicle. Leading animal health company Zoetis has agreed to stock the truck with medical and veterinary supplies, as it does for all American Humane rescue vehicles. The national American Humane Rescue program, which rescues and...

A “30 Seconds” Promise & Award Winning Leadership Catapult Family...

01 01 1970

James and Jill Collier We make the alternative to power washing––an outdoor, home, patio and deck cleaner that actually delivers what it promises. Portland, Oregon March 23, 2017 30 SECONDS Cleaners––the family owned business whose colorful front man and co-owner promises the rapid demise of outdoor mold, mildew, algae and moss––is impressively competing against industry giants. The Company has just been named a Management Action Programs (MAP) 12th Annual Presidential Award Recipient for breakthrough results. “Keeping it Simple Stupid”“Our success has always been rooted in ‘keeping it simple stupid,’ remaining debt free and doing one thing really well: We make the alternative to power washing––an outdoor, home, patio and deck cleaner that actually delivers what it promises,” says James Collier, 30 SECONDS Cleaners/COLLIER Manufacturing co-owner along with his wife, Jill Collier. “Now the...

99MerchantAccount.com Nominated as Top 2017 POS Provider by Retail CIO Outlook Magazine

01 01 1970

Retail Point of Sale Portable Point of Sale Touchscreen Point of Sale 99 Merchant Account.com just received an esteemed nomination by Retail CIO Outlook for the prestigious honor of contending for the top POS provider spot. Fantastic Point of Sale Terminals combined with Wholesale Rates. Definitely a Win-Win for Small Business Owners!”— Valerie Whitt TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, August 17, 2017 -- August 11, 2017 -- 99 Merchant Account.com certainly provides a great retail merchant experience. And, Retail CIO Outlook magazine would like to prove it, by nominating the company to become the top POS provider of 2017. 99MerchantAccount.com is known for its highly-competitive pricing, which includes its popular wholesale credit card rates. The merchant provider also offers specialized social media software to help retailers grow their businesses with user-friendly tools. Unlike most merchant services, 99MerchantAccount.com does not charge for terminal placement. Instead,...

85 Duke Energy linemen to compete at world competition

01 01 1970

"Rodeo competitions help our linemen refine their skills and work safer, faster and more effective," said Michael Lewis, senior vice president and chief distribution officer. "The world competition is once a year where our linemen can showcase their skills and technique and see how they stack up against their peers. I am extremely proud of our linemen who are competing, and their Duke Energy family will be cheering them on." All Duke Energy participants at the rodeo earned their spots by competing in regional Duke Energy competitions in 2016 and 2017. Competitors who earned a spot in 2016 were unable to participate due to Hurricane Matthew power restoration efforts. Line technicians representing Duke Energy's six-state service area, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, will participate in the apprentice, journeyman...

7th Annual 'Kids to Parks Day' Saturday, May 20, 2017

01 01 1970

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2017 -- Children, families and schools in communities across America will celebrate their local, state and national parks and public lands on Saturday, May 20th in commemoration of the 7th Annual Kids to Parks Day. National Park Trust estimates that nearly one million people will attend 1,000 park events across the country in what is fast becoming America's national day of outdoor play. "Children of all ages – in unprecedented numbers – will be engaging with our local, state and national parks on May 20th," said Grace Lee, executive director, National Park Trust. "We are excited to collaborate this year with Hike it Baby, engaging our youngest park stewards and families with 200 Hike it Baby events planned across America to celebrate Kids to Parks Day." NPT’s Buddy Bison School Program students canoeing along Anacostia River. Saturday, May 20 is Kids to Parks Day, nearly one million participants...

79 Schools Catch a 2017 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from...

01 01 1970

California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program California Casualty has been supporting educators for more than 65 years, and we understand the correlation between participation in sports and higher performance in the classroom. San Mateo, CA April 03, 2017 Athletes at 79 public schools in 33 states will be gaining a competitive edge thanks to the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. A total of $83,000 was given to help middle and high school sports programs across the country purchase equipment, improve player safety and offset participation fees. Some schools received more than one grant. The program is named after California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Thomas R. Brown, an avid sportsman himself. Since its inception in 2011, more than 500 schools across the nation have received over $580,000. The 82 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants awarded this year will help: Provide participation fees and uniforms for Pennsylvania’s Rochester Middle School...

65.5 Million in U.S. Speak Foreign Language at Home

01 01 1970

The largest percentage increases since 2010 among languages with more than 400,000 speakers were for Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Chinese, Persian, Haitian, and Gujarati. (Hindi and Gujarati are spoken in India; Urdu is spoken in Pakistan.) "The English language has always been part of the glue that holds our country together," said Steven Camarota, co-author of the report and Director of Research at the Center. "But the number of immigrants allowed into the country is now so large that it may be overwhelming the assimilation process, including learning English." View the entire report at https://cis.org/Report/655-Million-US-Residents-Spoke-Foreign-Language-Home-2016 Among the findings: Of those who speak a foreign language at home, 26.1 million...

5TH Annual University of North Texas Recovery Conference Hosts Eminent...

01 01 1970

The fact that the best researchers in the world are coming from Harvard and Vanderbilt, among other places, is a reflection of the growing support to expand the field of recovery research. Denton, Texas March 16, 2017 Life of Purpose Treatment and The Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research are excited to announce the University of North Texas Recovery Conference will be held for its fifth consecutive year featuring eminent speakers. The Recovery Conference is a national two-day event that brings together behavioral health professionals, educators, researchers, students and industry leaders. Held in conjunction with National Recovery Month, the conference will take place September 20 and 21, 2017 at the University of North Texas. This event is an opportunity to engage with powerhouse speakers and exhibitors from renowned mental health and substance misuse organizations and treatment providers. To kick-off the conference, a VIP dinner will be held on the 19th...

4th Year In A Row Connexion Point Named To Inc. 5000 List Of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S

01 01 1970

Salt Lake City, Utah August 16, 2017 Connexion Point, a technology-enabled healthcare services company delivering outcome based solutions, earns its spot on the Inc 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year. With 197% revenue growth over the past three years, Connexion Point ranks 1,932nd on the Inc. 5000 2017 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies. Previous honors include ranking 86th on the Inc. 500 in 2014, 531st in 2015, and 877th in 2016. Connexion Point has experienced 11,854% growth since its inception in 2010 and a 122% compounded annual growth rate. Connexion Point’s exclusive healthcare focus infuses all aspects of the company’s business strategy, engagement, and solution development process and execution. Its clients include the top healthcare payers and providers in the nation. “Connexion Point’s solutions engage the consumer with their healthcare throughout the consumer lifecycle,” says Robert McMichael, President and CEO. “We...

27 DiabetesSisters PODS Leaders Selected to Attend 2017 Leadership...

01 01 1970

“This outstanding group of women embodies the values and mission of DiabetesSisters." Chicago, IL March 30, 2017 DiabetesSisters, the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and support women with, or at risk of, diabetes has selected 27 women from 13 states and Washington, DC to participate in its 3rd annual Leadership Institute in Alexandria, VA on October 13, 2017. Each woman is a diabetes advocate, a prominent DiabeteSisters volunteer, and a monthly peer support leader for monthly PODS (Part of DiabetesSisters) Meetups in her local community. Each attendee was selected based on criteria such as dependability and representation of the organization, growth and strength of the current PODS Meetups they lead, and commitment to improving the lives of women with diabetes. “This outstanding group of women embodies the values and mission of DiabetesSisters,” said Anna Norton, CEO. “Their commitment to their personal health, along...

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