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GE Appliances Launches Imaginative New Co-Creation Center in Connecticut

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 8:47pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210927005779/en/
    CEO Kevin Nolan speaks from podium at CoCREATE Stamford announcement (Photo: GE Appliances, a Haier company)
    A multimillion-dollar investment by GE Appliances, the unique center will open next year inside a 67,000 sq.
  • Today is a landmark day, as we welcome GE Appliances back to Connecticut for the launch of CoCREATE Stamford, a pioneering micro-manufacturing facility and collaborative space, said Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont.
  • "I am thrilled to see that GE Appliances has chosen to open their new co-creation center here in Stamford, said Mayor David Martin.
  • At CoCREATE Stamford, GE Appliances will build on its longstanding commitment to supporting workforce development by linking with the University of Connecticut and Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU).

Scaled Agile Sees Record Growth as it Surpasses One Million Trained in SAFe®, the World's Leading Framework for Business Agility

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 8:41pm

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®, today announced that the number of people trained in SAFe has surpassed one million as strong interest in business agility has accelerated adoption in the last year.

Key Points: 
  • SAFe is practiced globally across all industries from government and healthcare to aerospace, automotive, and finance.
  • The number of individuals practicing SAFe has grown exponentially since the Framework launched in 2011.
  • It took seven years to reach half a million trained, but only two years to double that number.
  • Scaled Agile, Inc., is the provider of SAFe, the world's leading framework for business agility.

Investors using factors to optimize risk, position for post-pandemic recovery; Adoption of dynamic factor strategies expected to accelerate

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 8:00pm

The study is based on interviews with 241 factor investors managing over $31 trillion in assets.

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  • The study is based on interviews with 241 factor investors managing over $31 trillion in assets.
  • Research also indicated a continued momentum around factor exchanged traded funds (ETFs) as an important tool for implementing factor strategies among both retail and institutional investors.
  • Investors move to dynamic strategies, adjust factors with macro environment
    Investors have adopted more complex factor strategies, with 72% now using multi-factor strategies and 30% using dynamic factor strategies.
  • More than half of respondents (52%) use both investment factors (such as value/quality) and macro factors (such as duration/inflation) in their factor strategies.

Chevron Mourns Passing of Former Texaco Chairman Alfred DeCrane

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:23pm

Chevron Corporation today honored the life and career of former Texaco Chairman and CEO Alfred C. DeCrane, Jr., who died this past week at the age of 90.

Key Points: 
  • Chevron Corporation today honored the life and career of former Texaco Chairman and CEO Alfred C. DeCrane, Jr., who died this past week at the age of 90.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210927005737/en/
    Alfred DeCrane, former Texaco chairman and CEO.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Al led Texaco at an important and challenging time for the company and the industry as a whole, and he leaves a proud legacy, said Mike Wirth, chairman and CEO of Chevron.
  • Following his retirement in 1996, DeCrane served on many corporate boards, including Bestfoods, Cigna, Birmingham Steel, Harris Corp., and Dean Whitter Discover.

New Report Shows Businesses That Use A PEO Fared Better During The Pandemic

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:30pm

The new research -- by noted economists Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer of McBassi and Company -- compared how PEO clients have fared compared to non-clients from early 2020 through July 2021 across a range of different measures in regard to business operations, changes in employment and success in accessing major government support programs. It showed that businesses that use a PEO:

Key Points: 
  • It showed that businesses that use a PEO:
    Are 58 percent less likely to have permanently closed.
  • Are 32 percent less likely to have seen a negative overall effect on business from the pandemic.
  • "This study confirms that PEOs are the unsung heroes of the pandemic because they helped small and mid-sized businesses not only survive but thrive during the pandemic.
  • NAPEO has some 250 PEO members that provide payroll, benefits, compliance assistance, and other HR services to 173,000 businesses employing 4 million people.

Discovery Behavioral Health To Participate in Healthcare Innovation + Investment Conference

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:05pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc. , an expanding network of evidence-based mental health, substance use and eating disorder treatment centers, will participate in Healthcare Innovation + Investment Conference, Sept. 27-29, in Chicago.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc. , an expanding network of evidence-based mental health, substance use and eating disorder treatment centers, will participate in Healthcare Innovation + Investment Conference, Sept. 27-29, in Chicago.
  • it's time to rethink how to provide evidence-based, outcome-driven healthcare to all Americans who need it.
  • DBH president and CEO John Peloquin will represent the company in two sessions on Tue., Sept. 28: "Behavioral Health: Addiction Recovery Centers" at 10:05 a.m., and "Behavioral Health: Eating Disorder Centers" at 1 p.m.
  • Topics to be covered in the sessions include the factors driving growth in the behavioral health industry, the evolution of payment methodology and the regulatory outlook.

State of Alaska to sell Former Nome Youth Facility property on GovDeals marketplace

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:27pm

NOME, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The State of Alaska Surplus Property Program has chosen GovDeals to offer the former Nome Youth Facility property for sale to the public.

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  • NOME, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The State of Alaska Surplus Property Program has chosen GovDeals to offer the former Nome Youth Facility property for sale to the public.
  • This property is at auction until October 13th and The State of Alaska Surplus Property Program is asking all potential buyers to pay a refundable $1,000 bid deposit prior to placing a bid on the property.
  • To bid on the former Nome Youth Facility or any auction on GovDeals, interested parties must first create an account and complete the free and easy registration form.
  • This multi-functional facility has a sturdy foundation in excellent condition and could easily be transformed to fit the needs of the new owner, says Jonathon Harshfield, State Property Manager.

National Press Club awards Chloë Clark with the inaugural Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Press Club, the world's leading professional organization for journalists, has chosen Chlo Clark of Seal Beach, Calif., as the winner of its inaugural Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Press Club, the world's leading professional organization for journalists, has chosen Chlo Clark of Seal Beach, Calif., as the winner of its inaugural Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship.
  • The Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship, started this year by Mr. Vernon's family, provides $5,000 annually to a student who demonstrates a commitment to a career in broadcast journalism.
  • The National Press Club's Journalism Awards celebrate the best in American broadcast and print journalism.
  • Scholarship winners and runners-up are also awarded one-year complimentary membership to the National Press Club.

Top health organizations urge flu and COVID-19 vaccines to protect vulnerable, reduce burden on hospitals

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 5:21pm

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccines can be given in the same visit.

Key Points: 
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccines can be given in the same visit.
  • Both the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people with chronic health conditions and are proven to provide the best protection against life-threatening complications from the two different viruses.
  • "We encourage everyone over six months old to get a flu shot and everyone over 12 years old get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • "The flu is also significantly worse for people with diabetes and therefore, we strongly recommend getting both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines to protect your health if you are eligible.

Vonage Contact Center Is Now Chrome Enterprise Recommended by Google

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 5:00pm

HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (Nasdaq: VG),a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, announced that its Vonage Contact Center (VCC) solution is now Chrome Enterprise recommended .

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  • HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (Nasdaq: VG),a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, announced that its Vonage Contact Center (VCC) solution is now Chrome Enterprise recommended .
  • One of the first to be selected and recommended by Google in the new contact center category, Vonage Contact Center with Chrome OS devices enhance the agent experience, enabling more efficiency and productivity, with the ability to work from anywhere.
  • As more and more businesses move to a hybrid work environment, with agents spread across multiple locations, Vonage Contact Center running on Chrome OS devices empower IT and contact center administrators to leverage a full-suite of contact center capabilities.
  • "Web-native CCaaS solutions, such as the Vonage Contact Center, are seamless on Chromebooks, and are the perfect solution for businesses that need to provide their agents with easy-to-support, low-cost hardware, regardless of location."