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John Greivenkamp of  University of Arizona elected to SPIE presidential chain
John Greivenkamp of University of Arizona elected to SPIE presidential chain

2017-08-09

SAN DIEGO, California, USA August 09, 2017 — SPIE Fellow John Greivenkamp , professor of optical science and ophthalmology at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, has been elected to serve as the 2018 Vice President of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. With his election, Greivenkamp joins the SPIE presidential chain and will serve as President-Elect in 2019 and as the society’s President in 2020. SPIE 2017 President Glenn Boreman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, made the announcement along with other SPIE election results at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 8 August during SPIE...

Are Screens Disconnecting Your Family? Families Managing Media Brings Nationally Acclaimed Expert to Help Area Parents
Are Screens Disconnecting Your Family? Families Managing Media Brings Nationally Acclaimed Expert to Help Area Parents

2017-08-09

Are Screens Disconnecting Your Family? Families Managing Media Brings Nationally Acclaimed Expert to Help Area Parents Don’t miss a life changing night on August 31 at 7:00 pm with nationally acclaimed speaker, author, psychologist and Fox News contributor, Tom Kersting, who will empower you to reconnect your family by exploring the mental and emotional effects of screens on kids’ brains. You will leave with strategies to help your child thrive in the real world and feel equipped to raise leaders (vs. followers) who are able to balance screen habits and healthy relationships. Charlotte, NC, August 09, 2017– We see it everywhere: at parks, restaurants, and in our homes and cars – kids connected to handheld devices and disconnected from the world around them. According to recent research, the average 13-year-old spends over 8 hours a day, seven days a week on a screen. This has reduced family connection in many homes....

North Carolina Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of a North Carolina Healthcare Provider to Call About Rewards If Their Employer Is Overbilling Medicare

2017-08-03

We are also very interested in hearing from healthcare professionals in North Carolina if their employer is billing Medicare for medical procedures that never happened” — North Carolina Corporate Whistleblower Center WASHINGTON, DC, USA, August 3, 2017 — The North Carolina Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “We are appealing to an employee of any type of healthcare provider in North Carolina to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for a discussion about potentially very lucrative whistleblower rewards-if their employer is routinely gouging Medicare by forcing patients to undergo medically unnecessary medical treatments. We are also very interested in hearing from healthcare professionals if their employer is billing Medicare for procedures that never happened.” http://NorthCarolina.CorporateWhistleblower.Com...

Help Identify Drunk Drivers Before They Cause Harm
Help Identify Drunk Drivers Before They Cause Harm

2017-08-01

Restaurants and taverns must get stricter about curtailing service to impaired customers for the sake of every driver on the road, according Press Release – updated: Aug 1, 2017 07:00 EDT Birmingham, MI, August 1, 2017 – An impaired driver recently zoomed out of a downtown Detroit casino and barreled onto the Bagley ramp to U.S. 10 going the wrong way. He forced two cars off the road and zoomed onto the expressway before a Michigan State Trooper stopped him. Restaurants and taverns must get stricter about curtailing service to impaired customers for the sake of every driver on the road, according to Dani Liblang, principal of the Birmingham-based Liblang Law Firm. All the safety technology and all the pleading from organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving doesn’t stop the carnage. Every year...

ARCHITECTUREFIRM Welcomes Adam Ruffin to Lead NYC Office
ARCHITECTUREFIRM Welcomes Adam Ruffin to Lead NYC Office

2017-08-01

Richmond-based ARCHITECTUREFIRM has opened a new office in Brooklyn, NY which will be led by Partner, Adam Ruffin. Press Release – updated: Aug 1, 2017 08:00 EDT RICHMOND, Va., August 1, 2017 – ARCHITECTUREFIRM welcomes Adam Ruffin as Partner and is excited to announce his leadership of our Brooklyn office. Adam joins us fresh off a nearly 15-year career at Thomas Phifer and Partners, one of the longest tenured members of that office’s history. As a critical leader at TPP, he oversaw design and management work on some of the firm’s most important cultural and residential projects, including the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina; the Fishers Island Residence on Fishers Island, New York; and the Cine Colombia...

The Charlotte Daily Courier Local News Website Offers Charlotte Breaking News
The Charlotte Daily Courier Local News Website Offers Charlotte Breaking News

2017-07-29

CHARLOTTE, NC – 07/29/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The Charlotte Daily Courier, sometimes referred to as CharlotteBreakingNews.com or just Charlotte Breaking News, is a local news website offering national and local news in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte Breaking News syndicates news release directly from Perpetual Wire, the world’s leading digital provider of news-related content; and offers the ability for residents to send in local news in their neighborhood and community. Charlotte...

Industrial Motions Announces a Contract with Great Lakes Cheese Company to Provide Material Handlers Skills Training and Employee Engagement Programs to All Great Lake’s Locations
Industrial Motions Announces a Contract with Great Lakes Cheese Company to Provide Material Handlers Skills Training and Employee Engagement Programs to All Great Lake’s Locations

2017-07-29

    RALEIGH, NC, July 29, 2017 — Extra cheese please! Industrial Motions, Inc. announced a new contract signed with the Great Lakes Cheese company of Hiram, Ohio. Great Lakes Cheese is one of the largest producers of consumer grade cheese in the country. Director of Employee Health and Safety, Jacalyn McCarthy, says “If you see it on the supermarket shelf, it is likely to come from one of our facilities.” Industrial Motions will be providing Material Handlers Skills training, Work Day Warm-up exercises, and Employee Engagement Programs for all nine Great Lake’s locations, starting with the four largest packaging facilities. Mrs. McCarthy is familiar with the work Frank Murray and Industrial Motions has provided to other major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Europe. “IM’s approach to material handling training is unique in that it empowers employees with the information they need in order to help control their own risk of...

Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Releases 2017 2nd Quarter Results
Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Releases 2017 2nd Quarter Results

2017-07-28

The Company experienced net income growth of 127.6% and asset growth 40.7% since the second quarter of 2016, of which approximately $114 million was due to the acquisition of River Bancorp, Inc.  The Company also experienced meaningful growth in total deposits, increasing 48.8% since the first quarter of 2016, of which approximately $97 million was related to the acquisition. Financial Highlights (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended 6/30/2017 6/30/2016 6/30/2017 6/30/2016 (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) Net income $ 1,270 311 $...

Wood Partners Announces Ground Breaking of Alta Brighton Park in Summerville
Wood Partners Announces Ground Breaking of Alta Brighton Park in Summerville

2017-07-27

Press Release – updated: Jul 26, 2017 18:55 EDT SUMMERVILLE, S.C., July 26, 2017 – Wood Partners, a national leader in real estate development and acquisition, announced today that it has broken ground on a 329-unit apartment community in Summerville, South Carolina. Located 25 miles from Charleston, Alta Brighton Park will provide residents with convenient access to retail options, hotels, an extensive trail system, and major employers, including Volvo, Boeing, Mercedes and Blackbaud. “We chose to develop Alta Brighton Park for a number of strategic and obvious reasons,” said Tom Burkert, director for Wood Partners for Western North Carolina and South Carolina developments. “With its ideal location and easy access to major employers, it also provides residents with access...

Pendo Systems Announces Several New Hires as Their Growth Trajectory Continues
Pendo Systems Announces Several New Hires as Their Growth Trajectory Continues

2017-07-26

Press Release – updated: Jul 26, 2017 06:00 EDT Montclair, New Jersey, July 26, 2017 – Pendo Systems is announcing the addition of three new team members as their 2017 growth continues. Tracy Nicol joins Pendo as the Director of Operations and Premium Services from Commonwealth Bank in Australia where she served as their Program Director leading their transformation program to integrate the Murex platform globally.  Tracy has 20 years of international experience in operations and program management, she specializes in Change Management and identifies opportunities for business improvement by building logical, fact based proposals for new processes, products, and operating models. Ann Heron will serve as an Advisor to Pendo Systems after a distinguished career in public...

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