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Amy Ferris Joins Varo® Bank as Chief Growth Officer

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00am

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Varo Bank , N.A., the first all-digital nationally chartered bank in the US, today announced that it has named Amy Ferris as Chief Growth Officer.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Varo Bank , N.A., the first all-digital nationally chartered bank in the US, today announced that it has named Amy Ferris as Chief Growth Officer.
  • Under Ferris' leadership, Varo will accelerate its growth strategy and scale to earn the trust of millions of consumers.
  • For more information visit www.varomoney.com , like Varo Bank on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @varobank .
  • CONTACT: Consort Partners for Varo Bank, varomoney@consortpartners.com
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VoltH2 Expands Management Team

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:50pm

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire -- Vision Hydrogen Corporation (OTCQB:VIHD) (the Company) is pleased to announce that VoltH2, a Europe-based developer of green hydrogen production infrastructure projects that is 15.9% owned by the Company, has expanded its management team.

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  • JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire -- Vision Hydrogen Corporation (OTCQB:VIHD) (the Company) is pleased to announce that VoltH2, a Europe-based developer of green hydrogen production infrastructure projects that is 15.9% owned by the Company, has expanded its management team.
  • VoltH2 continues to make significant progress in realizing its objectives and has made a number of strategic hires, increasing its core team of highly experienced commercial and engineering professionals to 10 individuals, with a plan to double the team headcount by Q2 2022 as the pace of business continues to increase.
  • Deploying only proven and commercial technologies in partnership with established energy-industry participants, VoltH2 has been awarded permits for its initial electrolysis plant in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
  • VoltH2 will continue to update on corporate and project development reflecting the most recent progress of VoltH2 as it continues to increase its footprint of clean hydrogen projects in Western Europe.

ClearSign Technologies Corporation Announces Hiring of Brent Hinds as VP of Finance

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:10pm

SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --ClearSign Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) ("ClearSign" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in industrial combustion and sensing technologies that improve energy, operational efficiency and safety while dramatically reducing emissions, today announces the hiring of Brent Hinds as VP and Controller, and his appointment by the board of ClearSign as the Company's principal accounting officer and treasurer.

Key Points: 
  • SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --ClearSign Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) ("ClearSign" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in industrial combustion and sensing technologies that improve energy, operational efficiency and safety while dramatically reducing emissions, today announces the hiring of Brent Hinds as VP and Controller, and his appointment by the board of ClearSign as the Company's principal accounting officer and treasurer.
  • "I am happy to announce Brent's hiring for this integral role at ClearSign," said Jim Deller, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of ClearSign.
  • Brent also brings an energy and entrepreneurial spirt that is welcomed at ClearSign."
  • ClearSign Technologies Corporation designs and develops products and technologies for the purpose of improving key performance characteristics of industrial and commercial systems, includingoperational performance, energy efficiency, emission reduction, safety and overall cost-effectiveness.

Washington Federal Reports Earnings Per Share Of $2.39 For Fiscal 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:00pm

("WaFd Bank"), today announced annual earnings of $183,615,000 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $10,177,000 from earnings of $173,438,000 for the year ended September 30, 2020.

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  • ("WaFd Bank"), today announced annual earnings of $183,615,000 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $10,177,000 from earnings of $173,438,000 for the year ended September 30, 2020.
  • Record loan originations totaled $8.2 billion for fiscal year 2021 compared to $6.2 billion in fiscal year 2020.
  • Fiscal 2021 included $322 million in SBA Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loan originations as compared to $782 million in fiscal 2020.
  • Net recoveries were $6.3 million for fiscal year 2021 compared to net recoveries of $3.3 million in fiscal 2020.

Panama's Greatest Post-Pandemic Challenge

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

Its objective is to encourage people to travel freely and safely, exploring the world and everything that it has to offer.

Key Points: 
  • Its objective is to encourage people to travel freely and safely, exploring the world and everything that it has to offer.
  • Most recently, the NATA team has found that one of the greatest destination-shifts in terms of safety and security can be found in Central America.
  • A popular pre-pandemic destination for Americans, Panama is not the friendly host that it once was.
  • However, the pandemic reversed the growth trend as government revenue plummeted while spending on unexpected expenditures increased, increasing borrowing.

BlackBerry Announces Board Committee Refreshment

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:00pm

The company announced that Michael Daniels has been appointed as Chair of the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board.

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  • The company announced that Michael Daniels has been appointed as Chair of the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board.
  • Mr. Daniels succeeds V. Prem Watsa who has rotated from the role of Chair of the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board.
  • Mr. Watsa will remain as Lead Director of the Board and as a member of the Committee.
  • BlackBerry also announced that Lisa Disbrow has been appointed the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Board.

Trust Stamp to Provide Secure Crypto Key Vault Solution for Financial Institutions

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:00am

The solution leverages Trust Stamp's proven facial biometric authentication technology to establish and grant access to the vault.

Key Points: 
  • The solution leverages Trust Stamp's proven facial biometric authentication technology to establish and grant access to the vault.
  • Biometric and other data is converted into Trust Stamp's proprietary Irreversibly Transformed Identity Token (IT2TM) and immediately discarded.
  • Trust Stamp currently provides real-time KYC/AML-compliant facial biometric and ID document verification built on their privacy-positive data protection technology for leading Bitcoin ATMs around the world.
  • Highlighting their commitment to the crypto space, Trust Stamp joined 15 blockchain industry leaders to form the Cryptocurrency Compliance Cooperative (CCC) earlier this year.

Mattex Asia Announces Partnership With Build King

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 8:24am

HONG KONG, Oct 7, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Mattex Asia Development Limited ("Mattex Asia"), a subsidiary of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited (stock code: 00711), today announced that Build King Holdings Limited ("Build King"), a major construction contractor in Hong Kong, has agreed to invest in the company and a cooperation agreement signing ceremony was held this morning.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Oct 7, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Mattex Asia Development Limited ("Mattex Asia"), a subsidiary of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited (stock code: 00711), today announced that Build King Holdings Limited ("Build King"), a major construction contractor in Hong Kong, has agreed to invest in the company and a cooperation agreement signing ceremony was held this morning.
  • Build King will become the strategic shareholder of Mattex Asia and the parties will cooperate in accelerating the digitalisation of processes used in construction material management and procurement.
  • Mattex Asia Development Limited ("Mattex") was found in 2017, as a member of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited (stock code: 00711.HK).
  • Build King Holdings Limited (Stock code: 00240.HK)
    Build King Holdings Limited ("Build King") provides extensive construction services in three main areas: civil engineering work, buildings and environment.

Eriksen Translations Wins 2021 WBEC Metro NY Access New York State Award

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:00am

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Eriksen Translations Inc., a leading Language Services Provider, received the WBEC Access New York State Award at the Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) Metro New York Virtual Annual Breakthrough Breakfast.

Key Points: 
  • BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Eriksen Translations Inc., a leading Language Services Provider, received the WBEC Access New York State Award at the Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) Metro New York Virtual Annual Breakthrough Breakfast.
  • This year's Done Deals award recognizes Eriksen's work with the New York State Department of Health.
  • "We are honored to be recognized for our work with New York State," said Vigdis Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Eriksen Translations.
  • Eriksen was also named as a finalist for three additional awards, the Access New York City Award, the WBE Champion Award, and the WBE Connections Award.

Quad to Promote Dave Honan to Chief Operating Officer and Tony Staniak to Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 1:02pm

Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) (Quad or the Company), a worldwide marketing solutions partner, today announced it will promote Dave Honan to Chief Operating Officer from Chief Financial Officer, and Tony Staniak to Chief Financial Officer from Vice President of Finance.

Key Points: 
  • Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) (Quad or the Company), a worldwide marketing solutions partner, today announced it will promote Dave Honan to Chief Operating Officer from Chief Financial Officer, and Tony Staniak to Chief Financial Officer from Vice President of Finance.
  • Over the past many years, Dave Honan has been deeply involved in developing and guiding our remarkable transformation strategy.
  • In his new role, Dave will draw on his previous operations experience in the manufacturing and service industries.
  • Added Quadracci: Tony Staniak has been a strong partner to Dave for many years, and is well connected to all parts of our business.