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Mattamy Homes Finalizes Purchase of Royal Oaks

11 12 2017

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2017 - Mattamy Homes, North America's largest privately owned homebuilder, is pleased to announce the formal closing of its agreement to purchase the Royal Oaks Building Group, the largest privately owned builder in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area and the fifth-largest builder overall in the market. "We're pleased to be able to formally welcome the talented and experienced Royal Oaks team to the Mattamy family, and look forward to working with them to leverage our combined strengths," says Peter Gilgan, Founder & CEO of Mattamy. "This acquisition is another example of Mattamy's continuing commitment to being a major presence in the US, and of the company's confidence in the future of housing in Raleigh-Durham." The integration process involving systems, policies and procedures has been ongoing, and the goal remains to have the integration complete by mid-2018. About Mattamy HomesMattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder...

DICK'S Sporting Goods Saves Houston-Based Refugee Soccer Team With Surprise Donation

11 12 2017

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2017 -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation are giving the gift of sport this holiday season to ensure young athletes can continue to play. Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, DICK'S and its Foundation committed $2 million to rebuild and refurbish youth sports programs and facilities across the Gulf Coast, Florida and other states impacted by the hurricanes. In Houston, reVision FC soccer relies on outside funding to operate. The youth team is comprised of African refugees and provides players with a community and home, empowering them with skills and confidence for the future. Post-Harvey, funding for reVision FC was no longer available and the team was at risk of collapse. Today, DICK'S announces the release of a short film, reVision FC: A Holiday Assist, which captures the story of reVision's struggles in the aftermath of the hurricane. In this film, DICK'S tells the story of what the...

EverBank, The LPGA Launches Girls Golf Chapters to Empower Youth

11 12 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EverBank’s relationship with The LPGA continues to grow with the launch of new LPGA-USGA Girls Golf chapters nationwide. LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is the only national junior program specializing in girl-friendly environments to learn the game of golf and develop vital life skills. With EverBank’s support, a new chapter has been established in the San Francisco, CA area. This chapter will be a fresh place to empower girls with confidence and enrich their lives through the game of golf. A kickoff ceremony was held on December 10, 2017 in Palo Alto, CA at the Stanford Golf Course, located at Stanford University. “Our relationship with the LPGA has been extremely rewarding and we are only getting started,” said Christina Estrada, Chief Human Resources Officer of TIAA, FSB, the successor to EverBank. “Together, we will be able to bring golf to underserved girls and families that may not be able to participate otherwise. The program empowers young...

Mediaplanet Celebrates Diversity in Research with First Edition of “Empowering Women in Research ” Campaign

11 12 2017

Women currently make up just 28% of researchers, and they are under-represented in research and development globally. By the year 2050, it’s predicted that half the jobs that currently exist will have disappeared. NEW YORK December 11, 2017 Mediaplanet announces distribution of its first cross-platform edition of “Empowering Women in Research,” which aims to celebrate the growth of diversity in these fields while also examining the lack of gender parity in the industry. It will offer factual reasons as to why women in research are still stigmatized, highlight the companies investing in the next era of women researchers, and detail the top research schools developing our future generation of leaders. The print component of “Empowering Women in Research” is distributed within USA Today, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 and an estimated readership of 750,000. The digital component is distributed internationally through a vast social media strategy, and across...

Dr. Sophia Wisniewska Honored at 2017 Equal Opportunity Day Gala by Pinellas County Urban League

11 12 2017

Dr. Sophia Wisniewska I am greatly humbled and honored to be recognized by the Pinellas Urban League for my initiatives and efforts to improve diversity. CLEARWATER, Fla. December 11, 2017 Respected scholar and visionary leader Dr. Sophia Wisniewska was honored with an award at Pinellas County Urban League's 2017 Equal Opportunity Gala, which took place on December 2, 2017 in Clearwater, Fla. Dr. Wisniewska was recognized for her long-standing track record of success in improving diversity and fostering an equal opportunity environment during her tenure as Regional Chancellor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP). “I am greatly humbled and honored to be recognized by the Pinellas Urban League for my initiatives and efforts to improve diversity,” said Dr. Wisniewska. “However, I am most grateful for this honor on behalf of the entire USFSP campus. Our faculty, staff, and students remain staunchly committed to building a university that models and celebrates...

Better Burgers in Berlin: MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Opens Newest Massachusetts Location

11 12 2017

BERLIN, Mass. December 11, 2017 MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast casual, “better burger” chain, is ready to satisfy the taste buds of burger enthusiasts in Berlin. The restaurant, opening on Monday, December 11, will be located at 48 Highland Commons East. The new MOOYAH is being brought to Berlin by local friends and business partners Martin Lachance and Scott Belhumeur. Lachance and Belhumeur spent the past 14 years working together in the IT industry, and decided to diversify their revenue stream with a new venture in the franchise restaurant business. “We were looking at strong franchise system opportunities, and came upon MOOYAH after doing a ton of research,” said Belhumeur. “We got a great sense of the brand and knew we wanted to be a part of it.” The MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes in Berlin opens in the Highland Commons on December 11, and Belhumeur and Lachance are excited for members of the community to get a taste of the unique MOOYAH Guest experience. “Martin...

Domino® Sugar, C&H® Sugar Partner with DreamUp, NanoRacks, and Xtronaut to Launch Sugar into Space, Grow Crystals Aboard International Space Station

11 12 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. December 11, 2017 Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar are excited to partner with DreamUp, NanoRacks, and Xtronaut in a unique and innovative educational program aboard the International Space Station designed to inspire students to learn about science through a hands-on experiment alongside astronauts. On December 12, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, with three pounds each of Domino® and C&H® Granulated Sugar included in the payload. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will use the sugar to grow crystals in zero-gravity while students on Earth conduct a similar experiment through a program designed by DreamUp, NanoRacks, and Xtronaut, a team that develops space-related STEM curriculum for schools. “We support educational STEM programs at schools around the country, so we were thrilled when we were approached with this inventive program that uses our...

Eukanuba™ Returns To The AKC National Championship Dog Show As Companion Events Sponsor

11 12 2017

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Rising Overdose Deaths in Orange County Prompt New Addiction Treatment Center to Open

11 12 2017

CleanSlate Combating Tragic Rates of Opioid Dependency in Infants by Increasing Access to Treatment, Fast-Tracking Expectant Moms ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - December 11, 2017) - Amid the stunning opioid epidemic in Orange County, which has seen opioid-related overdoses multiply nearly two-and-a-half times in 2017 alone, CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in office-based opioid treatment (OBOT), announced today the opening of a new treatment center in Orlando. Statewide, more than 4,000 children were born in 2016 with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), the clinical term for opioid dependence in babies. "Florida's communities have been among the hardest hit in the nation by the opioid epidemic. We've heard very clearly from our patients and payor partners across the state that there is a desperate need for increased access to effective addiction treatment," said Gregory Marotta, President and CEO of CleanSlate Centers. "We look forward to providing our safe, proven services...

IDG Communications Announces Digital Edge 50 Awards Winners to Honor Organizations Excelling at Digital Transformation

11 12 2017

Awards winners will share project insights and receive recognition at IDG's AGENDA18 conference BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - December 11, 2017) - IDG's AGENDA18 conference is excited to announce the 2018 Digital Edge 50 award winners. The award recognizes 50 organizations for digital transformation initiatives with significant, measurable business impact. The 50 winners will be honored onsite at the AGENDA18 conference, March 19-21, 2018, in Miami, Florida. Transforming into a digital business is a key area of focus for organizations, and tech leaders are putting strategies into practice. With more than 250 projects nominated for the 2018 awards, the judging process was extremely competitive. Winning projects used technology to drive business innovation and even launch new business units, both to serve new customer segments through an end-to-end digital experience and to commercialize non-competitive company innovations. Technologies involved include artificial intelligence (AI),...

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