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VA ANN ARBOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM HOLDS DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR FISHER HOUSE

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) on Friday held the dedication ceremony for the VA Ann Arbor Fisher House. The Fisher House was dedicated to America's service men and women and their loved ones.

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  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) on Friday held the dedication ceremony for the VA Ann Arbor Fisher House.
  • "Fisher House Foundation is honored to bring this first house to Michigan," said Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation Ken Fisher.
  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) provides state-of-the-art healthcare services to Veterans at eight locations of care in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio.
  • Fisher House Michigan presently supports operations at the Fisher House at VAAAHS in Ann Arbor and is raising capital and program funds for the future Fisher House at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit.

Philip DeBerard IV Awarded Best Personal Injury Attorney on the Treasure Coast of Florida

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Friday, September 23, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Florida TCPalm, the digital news site for Treasure Coast Newspapers, has recently named Philip DeBerard IV the Best Personal Injury Attorney in the Treasure Coast based on readers' votes.

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  • PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Florida TCPalm, the digital news site for Treasure Coast Newspapers, has recently named Philip DeBerard IV the Best Personal Injury Attorney in the Treasure Coast based on readers' votes.
  • This survey, conducted in June 2022, was part of the news site's "Best of the Best" Official Community Choice Awards.
  • In personal injury law, Mr. DeBerard and his law firm Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney have consistently earned top ratings from both clients and professional organizations.
  • The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney handles car crashes, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and other types of injury cases.

Milford-Based Yankee Toy Box Acquired by Leading Ecommerce Aggregator Society Brands

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

MILFORD, N.H., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Society Brands, an ecommerce aggregator built for and by founders, today announced the acquisition of Milford-based Yankee Toy Box, an online retailer of licensed-character clothing, footwear and accessories focusing primarily on the children's market. The retailer licenses well-known brand names such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel, Sesame Street, Dr. Seuss, and many more.

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  • Yankee Toy Box sells its products online through Amazon, its own website, and a growing number of internet-based retail channels.
  • "We chose Society Brands to acquire Yankee Toy Box because we wanted to partner with a like-minded company," said Lisa Zerr, Co-Founder and Brand President of Yankee Toy Box.
  • "With Society Brands being a product-centric aggregator, they recognize the importance of relationships, both internal and outside our community.
  • With Society Brands' acquisition, Yankee Toy Box is positioned to continue its strong growth trajectory and expand its product offerings and sales channels.

Greenberg Traurig Co-President Ernest LaMont Greer Receives ADL SE Lifetime Achievement Award

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Greenberg Traurig Co-President Ernest LaMont Greer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League Southeast (ADL) Sept. 15 at the organization's 25th Anniversary Jurisprudence Luncheon. This honor follows a year of recognitions for Greer, including his induction into the 2022 Junior Achievement Atlanta Business Hall of Fame, and receiving the 2021 Legacy Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, as well as the 2021 CEO of the Year by The Atlanta Business League.

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  • Greenberg Traurig Co-President Ernest LaMont Greer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League Southeast (ADL) Sept. 15 at the organization's 25th Anniversary Jurisprudence Luncheon.
  • ATLANTA, Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Greenberg Traurig Co-President Ernest LaMont Greer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League Southeast (ADL) Sept. 15 at the organization's 25th Anniversary Jurisprudence Luncheon.
  • According to ADL, the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a lawyer who adheres to the highest ideals of the profession and seeks to make a difference in the world.
  • About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians Taps Patience Long for Executive Director

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians has named Patience Long as its new executive director, the organization announced today.

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  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians has named Patience Long as its new executive director, the organization announced today.
  • Long most recently served seven years as executive director of the Center for the Arts, Inc., in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she managed a thriving nonprofit centered around revenue development, education programs, and community engagement.
  • "The Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians is excited to welcome our first new executive director in 40 years," said Dr. Amanda Dellinger, TAOP president.
  • "With Patience Long serving as executive director, the TAOP is more committed than ever to promoting the highest quality of eye health and vision care for Tennessee residents," Dellinger said.

ADL to Honor Pillars of the Atlanta Legal Community for Promoting Justice for All at the 25TH Annual Jurisprudence Awards Luncheon

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ADL (Anti-Defamation League) Southeast Region is pleased to announce that it will honor exemplary leaders Ernest Greer, Liz Price and Jamie Perez at its 25th Annual ADL Jurisprudence Awards Luncheon on Sept. 15, 2022 in Atlanta.

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  • ATLANTA, Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ADL (Anti-Defamation League) Southeast Region is pleased to announce that it will honor exemplary leaders Ernest Greer, Liz Price and Jamie Perez at its 25th Annual ADL Jurisprudence Awards Luncheon on Sept. 15, 2022 in Atlanta.
  • ADL's Jurisprudence Awards pay tribute each year to lawyers who have, throughout their careers, dedicated themselves to securing justice and fair treatment for all people.
  • Greer is a highly accomplished business attorney and an outstanding leader and champion for his community.
  • He serves on the boards for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Atlanta History Center, Achieve Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Foundation, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Equal Justice Works.

Kate Hall Promoted to Vice President of Strategic Management at Monroe Community Credit Union

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Friday, September 2, 2022

MONROE, Mich., Sept. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Monroe Community Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Kate Hall to Vice President of Strategic Management.

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  • MONROE, Mich., Sept. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Monroe Community Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Kate Hall to Vice President of Strategic Management.
  • In her new role, Hall will manage the credit union's strategic initiatives and projects, while continuing to oversee its marketing efforts.
  • Hall has been employed with the credit union for ten years.
  • About Monroe Community Credit Union:
    MCCU is a locally owned and operated, not-for-profit financial institution headquartered in Monroe, MI with $330 million in assets, six banking locations and 30,000 members.

Beacon Pointe and $600M Benchmark Private Wealth Management Join Forces in M&A Partnership

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Pointe Advisors ("Beacon Pointe") has just closed another merger, this time heading back to Texas securing Benchmark Private Wealth Management ("Benchmark Private Wealth"), which has brick and mortar offices located in Dallas and Waco and serves the greater DFW, Plano, Austin, Waco and Houston marketplaces.

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  • Benchmark Private Wealth Management is unique to previous Beacon Pointe acquisitions in that it is the first time procuring a wealth advisory group initially connected to a bank.
  • Beacon Pointe will maintain a professional third-party referral relationship with Benchmark Bank to provide wealth management, investment advisory, and financial planning services to clients of the bank.
  • "We start every client and business relationship with trust, integrity, respect, and family," shares Wayne McCullough, former President and Managing Partner of Benchmark Private Wealth, now Partner, Managing Director of Beacon Pointe, "and Beacon Pointe reflects these same core values.
  • He began his own practice, Ferguson Wealth Management Group, in Waco, TX serving as Managing Principal before merging his practice with Benchmark Private Wealth Management.

Trailblazing Mary Baldwin President Pamela R. Fox Announces Retirement After 20 Years of Dedicated Service

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Monday, August 22, 2022

STAUNTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Baldwin University (MBU) President Pamela Fox announced today she will retire as the university's ninth president on June 30, 2023, after two decades of trailblazing vision and action.

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  • STAUNTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Baldwin University (MBU) President Pamela Fox announced today she will retire as the university's ninth president on June 30, 2023, after two decades of trailblazing vision and action.
  • Brought to Mary Baldwin and Staunton the Heifetz International Music Institute, a famed summer training program for exceptional young string musicians.
  • "Pamela has been such a leader, and while the Mary Baldwin of today looks quite different from that of 20 years ago, she has safeguarded its mission and spirit."
  • Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University is a small, private university with a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Rotarian, Thrill-Seeker Completes Fourth Solo Cross-Country Bicycle Trek to End Polio. More than 10,000 miles to End Polio Now sponsored by Air Animal Pet Movers

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Nick Hall, a 74-year-old Rotarian, retired psychoneuroimmunologist and motivational speaker, has finished his fourth cross-country bicycle trip dipping his bicycle tire in the Pacific at Oceanside, CA. The Seattle to San Diego route along the Pacific Coast Highway and US 101 "boxed in the U.S." along the West Coast. Hall rode solo without a support van and was sponsored by Air Animal Pet Movers.

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  • Hall's rides have all raised funds for Rotary International's efforts to end polio in the world.
  • Hall rode solo without a support van and was sponsored by Air Animal Pet Movers.
  • Nick's 2015 Pedal Power to End Polio Now excursion began in San Diego and ended in St. Augustine, FL.
  • Air Animal Pet Movers, owned by fellow Rotarian Walter M. Woolf, VMD, is the ride's major sponsor.