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Connecticut Water Files Application With Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to Amend Rates

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 9:37pm

The Connecticut Water Company (Connecticut Water), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW Group (NYSE: SJW), announced the filing today of an application to amend customer rates with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).

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  • The Connecticut Water Company (Connecticut Water), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW Group (NYSE: SJW), announced the filing today of an application to amend customer rates with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).
  • PURA has 200 days to review the application, and the approved rates will go into effect soon after.
  • Since rates were set in 2010 during the companys last general rate case, Connecticut Water has returned $14.7 million to customers through temporary rate reductions.
  • Connecticut Water provides water service to nearly 350,000 people in 60 Connecticut communities and wastewater service to 10,000 people in Southbury, Connecticut.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia Resumes Indoor Dining on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Noon

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 5:20pm

Several restaurants at Rivers Casino Philadelphia will reopen this weekend, now that City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health restrictions have eased.

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  • Several restaurants at Rivers Casino Philadelphia will reopen this weekend, now that City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health restrictions have eased.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210115005480/en/
    Enjoy a piece of carrot cake from Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House when restaurants at Rivers Casino Philadelphia reopen on Saturday, Jan. 16.
  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia is open 24/7, with select hours of operation for each restaurant.
  • All other restaurants and bars at Rivers Casino Philadelphia remain closed at this time.

American Lending Center Supports Small and Minority-Owned Businesses in Second Round PPP

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 4:47pm

Through a new partnership program, ALC has launched a new application system to facilitate PPP loans for some of the most vulnerable American companies.

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  • Through a new partnership program, ALC has launched a new application system to facilitate PPP loans for some of the most vulnerable American companies.
  • For many business owners for whom English is a second language, the PPP loan process can be overly daunting.
  • But particularly for small companies with limited resources or for many in new immigrant communities, PPP loans can still seem unattainable.
  • American Lending Center (ALC) is a licensed non-bank lender that has provided over 350 million dollars to American ventures and created over 10,000 full-time jobs throughout the US.

NRF Says 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8.3 Percent Despite Pandemic

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 4:38pm

Retail sales during 2020s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3 percent over the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion, exceeding the National Retail Federations holiday forecast despite the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, NRF said today.

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  • Retail sales during 2020s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3 percent over the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion, exceeding the National Retail Federations holiday forecast despite the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, NRF said today.
  • Despite unprecedented challenges, consumers and retailers demonstrated incredible resilience this holiday season, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.
  • The 8.3 percent holiday season increase was more than double the 3.5 percent average holiday increase over the previous five years, including 2019s 4 percent gain.
  • NRF had forecast that sales during the 2020 holiday season defined as November 1 through December 31 would increase between 3.6 percent and 5.2 percent over 2019 to a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion.

MANSCAPED™ Designated Official Men’s Grooming Partner Of The Ottawa Senators

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

MANSCAPED , the pioneer in mens below-the-waist grooming, has entered the rink and today announces its latest designation: Official Mens Grooming Partner of the Ottawa Senators.

Key Points: 
  • MANSCAPED , the pioneer in mens below-the-waist grooming, has entered the rink and today announces its latest designation: Official Mens Grooming Partner of the Ottawa Senators.
  • Were delighted to partner with the fastest-growing male hygiene brand for whats expected to be an exciting season of Senators hockey, said Anthony LeBlanc, Senators President of Business Operations.
  • As such, Senators fans can look forward to receiving special MANSCAPED offers while earning opportunities to win their coveted products throughout the 2020-21 season.
  • Founded in 2016, San Diego, California-based MANSCAPED is the global leader in men's grooming and hygiene below-the-waist.

My Eyelab is Now in Michigan: New Store in the Saginaw Area

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Located at 5020 Bay Rd., the new store marks the companys 200th location overall and first introduction to the state of Michigan.

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  • Located at 5020 Bay Rd., the new store marks the companys 200th location overall and first introduction to the state of Michigan.
  • Under the leadership of founder and CEO Daniel Stanton, My Eyelab is a retail brand of Now Optics, which also includes Stanton Optical.
  • Hours for the new optical store in Saginaw are 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Its retail brands, My Eyelab and Stanton Optical, are among the nations fastest growing, full-service retail optical centers.

Columbia Care Receives Provisional License for Adult Use at its Patriot Care Dispensary in Downtown Boston

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

Columbia Care Inc. (NEO: CCHW) (CSE: CCHW) (OTCQX: CCHWF) (FSE: 3LP) (Columbia Care or the Company) announced today it was awarded a provisional license from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission for adult use retail sales at its medical marijuana dispensary, operated under Patriot Care, at 21 Milk Street in downtown Boston.

Key Points: 
  • Columbia Care Inc. (NEO: CCHW) (CSE: CCHW) (OTCQX: CCHWF) (FSE: 3LP) (Columbia Care or the Company) announced today it was awarded a provisional license from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission for adult use retail sales at its medical marijuana dispensary, operated under Patriot Care, at 21 Milk Street in downtown Boston.
  • In December, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal approved a zoning permit that allows Patriot Care to expand its existing dispensary to include a co-located adult-use dispensary.
  • We are eager to get started and are grateful to those who have supported us along the way, said Nicholas Vita, CEO of Columbia Care.
  • With this provisional license in place, Columbia Care will move toward final licensure and permission to commence operations.

MANSCAPED™ Designated Official Below-The-Waist Grooming Partner Of The Montreal Canadiens

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:00am

Today, the global leader in mens below-the-waist grooming and hygiene, has announced its newest partner: The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Key Points: 
  • Today, the global leader in mens below-the-waist grooming and hygiene, has announced its newest partner: The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).
  • Proud to partner with the Montreal Canadiens this season.
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Just last year, MANSCAPED went public with a myriad of monumental partnerships spanning the world of sports across the globe, with designations including Official Electric Trimmer of the UFC, Official Below-the-Waist Grooming Partner of the San Francisco 49ers, and Official Grooming Partner of the Wolverhampton Wanderers, among others.
  • Founded in 2016, San Diego, California-based MANSCAPED is the global leader in men's grooming and hygiene below-the-waist.

Men’s Custom Clothing Brand J.Hilburn Announces New Partnership with Marcus Spears, ESPN Analyst and Former NFL Defensive End

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 1:02am

J.Hilburn, the leader in custom-made menswear, today announces a new strategic partnership with Marcus Spears, ESPN Analyst and former NFL Defensive End.

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  • J.Hilburn, the leader in custom-made menswear, today announces a new strategic partnership with Marcus Spears, ESPN Analyst and former NFL Defensive End.
  • This partnership is fitting as Spears is a brand steward for J.Hilburn and understands the importance of perfect-fitting clothing.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210114006061/en/
    J.Hilburn, the official clothier of ESPN Analyst Marcus Spears (Photo: Business Wire)
    J.Hilburn will be the official clothier of Spears in the upcoming year as he appears on ESPN and beyond.
  • Their Stylists are passionate about helping men discover the confidence-boosting power of custom-made clothing, helping them look and feel great.

Birks Group Presents Its FY2021 Holiday Period Sales Results

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 11:00pm

Birks Group Inc. (the Company or Birks Group) (NYSE American: BGI), today reported its sales results for the interim holiday sales period from November 1, 2020 through December 26, 2020 (the FY2021 Holiday Period).

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  • Birks Group Inc. (the Company or Birks Group) (NYSE American: BGI), today reported its sales results for the interim holiday sales period from November 1, 2020 through December 26, 2020 (the FY2021 Holiday Period).
  • When excluding the seven stores that were temporarily closed for in-person shopping during the FY2021 Holiday Period, comparable stores sales increased by 6.8%.
  • Furthermore, e-commerce sales increased by 176.0% during the FY2021 Holiday Period.
  • Comparable store sales measure the percentage change in net sales for comparable stores in a period compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.