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BNI® Global Continues Innovation by Welcoming New Chief Product Officer

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:49pm

In this role, Clauss will lead significant research and innovation to help BNI Member-businesses continue growing in any business environment.

Key Points: 
  • In this role, Clauss will lead significant research and innovation to help BNI Member-businesses continue growing in any business environment.
  • Responding to the current business environment, BNI has recently launched new technology, training, and process enhancements, including BNI Online in February.
  • BNI now sees a larger opportunity to transform the landscape of global business with its high-touch and high-tech approach.
  • BNI's Chairman & CEO Graham Weihmiller shares, "Now, more than ever, BNI is investing in enhancements to help BNI Members continue growing in 2020 and beyond.

BNI® Global Continues Innovation by Welcoming New Chief Product Officer

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:45pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --BNI (Business Network International), the world's largest and most successful business networking organization, is pleased to announce that Mark Clauss, a growth-oriented senior product executive, has joined BNI's Global Leadership Team as its first-ever Chief Product Officer (CPO).

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --BNI (Business Network International), the world's largest and most successful business networking organization, is pleased to announce that Mark Clauss, a growth-oriented senior product executive, has joined BNI's Global Leadership Team as its first-ever Chief Product Officer (CPO).
  • In this role, Clauss will lead significant research and innovation to help BNI Member-businesses continue growing in any business environment.
  • Responding to the current business environment, BNI has recently launched new technology, training, and process enhancements, including BNI Online in February.
  • BNI now sees a larger opportunity to transform the landscape of global business with its high-touch and high-tech approach.

Dollarama to Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 11:10pm

Webcast replay available online until September 1, 2021 by clicking here

Key Points: 
  • Webcast replay available online until September 1, 2021 by clicking here
    Dollarama is a recognized Canadian value retailer offering a broad assortment of consumable products, general merchandise and seasonal items both in-store and online.
  • Our 1,301 locations across Canada provide customers with compelling value in convenient locations, including metropolitan areas, mid-sized cities and small towns.
  • Select products are also available, by the full case only, through our online store at www.dollarama.com .
  • Dollarama also owns a 50.1% interest in Dollarcity, a growing Latin American value retailer.

AMERCO Announces Fourteenth Annual Virtual Analyst and Investor Meeting

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 9:10pm

RENO, Nev., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERCO (Nasdaq: UHAL), parent company of U-Haul International, Inc., Oxford Life Insurance Company, Repwest Insurance Company and Amerco Real Estate Company will hold its fourteenth annual virtual analyst and investor meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. Arizona time (2 p.m. Eastern Time).

Key Points: 
  • RENO, Nev., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERCO (Nasdaq: UHAL), parent company of U-Haul International, Inc., Oxford Life Insurance Company, Repwest Insurance Company and Amerco Real Estate Company will hold its fourteenth annual virtual analyst and investor meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. Arizona time (2 p.m. Eastern Time).
  • "This is our fourteenth annual investor meeting and a key investor outreach program for us, which allows investors and analysts to interact with representatives from our organization," stated Joe Shoen, chairman of AMERCO.
  • To participate in our virtual meeting, please visit www.amerco.com and select "2020 Virtual Analyst and Investor Webcast" on the day of the event.
  • AMERCO is the parent company of U-Haul International, Inc., Oxford Life Insurance Company, Repwest Insurance Company and Amerco Real Estate Company.

New Boundary Plus Smart™ System Provides Smarter Security for Pets

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 7:42pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Invisible Fence Brand , leader in pet containment, introduces the all-new Boundary Plus Smart System to help keep pet parents connected to what matters the security of their pets.

Key Points: 
  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Invisible Fence Brand , leader in pet containment, introduces the all-new Boundary Plus Smart System to help keep pet parents connected to what matters the security of their pets.
  • Using the same innovative Boundary Plus Technology that Invisible Fence is famous for, Boundary Plus Smart is the most advanced system on the market with escape protection, correction-free return and the most room to play providing on average 30% more yard space.
  • Unlike other electric pet fences, Boundary Plus Smart also has exclusive 10-X Technology, so no other radio signal will interfere with the fence system providing the most reliable performance and protection.
  • The Boundary Plus Smart System is one of Invisible Fence's three outdoor containment products Wired, Smart and GPS Wireless.

Self Esteem Brands Founders, Employees & Roark Capital Unveil $1 Million SEB Relief Fund to Financially Aid Employees of Clubs, Studios Impacted by COVID-19

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 3:54pm

The SEB Relief Fund is entirely funded through personal donations from SEB co-founders Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen, as well as more than $2,000 in personal donations from SEB corporate employees and a donation from key SEB investor Roark Capital Group.

Key Points: 
  • The SEB Relief Fund is entirely funded through personal donations from SEB co-founders Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen, as well as more than $2,000 in personal donations from SEB corporate employees and a donation from key SEB investor Roark Capital Group.
  • "This year has been incredibly challenging for our members, employees, franchise owners and their staffs, and our communities,"said Chuck Runyon, co-founder and CEO, SEB.
  • "They've endured an unpredictable pandemic and are faced with continued uncertainty over COVID-19, their personal health, their employment, and their economic stability.
  • Self Esteem Brands (SEB) is the parent company of Anytime Fitness (the world's largest fitness franchise), Basecamp Fitness, The Bar Method and Waxing the City.

Aaron's, Inc. Directors Declare Dividend

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 9:30pm

ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share and declared such dividend payableOctober 6, 2020to shareholders of record as of the close of business onSeptember 17, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share and declared such dividend payableOctober 6, 2020to shareholders of record as of the close of business onSeptember 17, 2020.
  • Headquartered inAtlanta,Aaron's, Inc.(NYSE: AAN), is a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions.
  • Progressive Leasing, a virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through more than 20,000 retail locations in 46 states.In addition, the Aaron's Business engages in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories through its approximately 1,400 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as its e-commerce platform, Aarons.com.Vive Financial provides a variety of second-look credit products that are originated through federally insured banks.For more information, visit investor.aarons.com, Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and Vivecard.com.
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BBQ Owner Sets Out to Feed Every First Responder in Garland

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 2:52pm

Jeff Bass and volunteers from The Dickey Foundation will deliver free barbecue to all 300 Garland police officers throughout the week.

Key Points: 
  • Jeff Bass and volunteers from The Dickey Foundation will deliver free barbecue to all 300 Garland police officers throughout the week.
  • In late July, the Garland, TX Dickeys Barbecue Pit franchisee fed all 250 firefighters and administrative staff as a show of thanks for their ongoing efforts during the pandemic.
  • The Dickey Foundation sets out to provide safety equipment and overall support for local first responders.
  • Barbecue.

ServiceMaster Names Brett T. Ponton as Its Next Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 1:11pm

Since 2017, Mr. Ponton has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Monro, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNRO), the largest independent operator of tire and auto service retail stores in the U.S., where he has led a successful transformation strategy.

Key Points: 
  • Since 2017, Mr. Ponton has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Monro, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNRO), the largest independent operator of tire and auto service retail stores in the U.S., where he has led a successful transformation strategy.
  • Mr. Ponton will also join the ServiceMaster Board of Directors when he begins his tenure as CEO.
  • Mr. Ponton has nearly 25 years of experience with distributed service organizations, including leading both company-owned and franchise operations.
  • The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or Facebook.com/ServiceMaster .

RE/MAX Hires Established Broker/Owner as Next Growth Leader

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:00pm

"As a successful RE/MAX Broker/Owner, Amy has been an active voice and contributor in our network for more than 20 years," said Josh Bolgren , RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Growth.

Key Points: 
  • "As a successful RE/MAX Broker/Owner, Amy has been an active voice and contributor in our network for more than 20 years," said Josh Bolgren , RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Growth.
  • For the last 16 years, the brokerage ranked as Northern Nevada's highest-producing real estate office by per agent productivity.
  • "One thing is certain, the RE/MAX network is agent-centered and driven to help people succeed," said Lessinger.
  • "He has a proven track record of success in the West Region and we believe that experience will help catapult our growth in the Northeast."