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GoFundMe’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Receives a $50,000 Grant From the New York Life Foundation

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:30pm

Today, GoFundMes COVID-19 Relief Fund received a $50,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to support those facing immediate need due to COVID-19 along with organizations working to provide long term relief.

Key Points: 
  • Today, GoFundMes COVID-19 Relief Fund received a $50,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to support those facing immediate need due to COVID-19 along with organizations working to provide long term relief.
  • In addition to the grant, the foundations of New York Life and Cigna have founded the Brave of Heart Fund to provide financial support in the form of charitable relief grants to families of healthcare workers and volunteers who lost their lives due to COVID-19.
  • Inspired by New York Lifes tradition of service and humanity, the New York Life Foundation has, since its founding in 1979, provided nearly $360 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations.
  • The Foundation also encourages and facilitates the community involvement of employees and agents of New York Life through its Volunteers for Good program and Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative.

Ovia Health and MGM Resorts Partner to Help High-Risk Pregnant Employees Monitor Blood Pressure from Home

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Eligible pregnant MGM Resorts Health Plan members who enroll in Ovia Healths preeclampsia or hypertension programming will receive free, WiFi-enabled blood pressure cuffs.

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  • Eligible pregnant MGM Resorts Health Plan members who enroll in Ovia Healths preeclampsia or hypertension programming will receive free, WiFi-enabled blood pressure cuffs.
  • We are proud to partner with Ovia Health to provide best-in-class preeclampsia and hypertension resources to our pregnant plan members, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Tamra Lynn, Director of Clinical Programs and Case Management at MGM Resorts International.
  • The ability for Ovia to help members monitor their health at home during the pandemic and on an ongoing basis is critical.
  • Ovia Health has supported over 15 million women and families through clinically proven health programs, coaching, and personalized educational content since 2012.

IMS Welcomes Ben Dailey to Leadership of North American Sales Team

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 11:50am

Having previously worked for IMS, Dailey comes back to the company with over 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience in insurance and technology-related businesses, having held positions such as Enterprise Account Executive, Director of U.S.

Key Points: 
  • Having previously worked for IMS, Dailey comes back to the company with over 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience in insurance and technology-related businesses, having held positions such as Enterprise Account Executive, Director of U.S.
  • Sales and Business Development, Executive Director of Sales, and VP of U.S.
  • Sales.
  • In this new role, Dailey will be focused on signing new customers and bringing IMS new opportunities and partners in the Americas.

Upwork Awards $500,000 in Grants Through The Upwork Foundation Initiative

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the worlds work marketplace, today announced it has awarded ten $50,000 grants to high-impact organizations focused on the economic empowerment of marginalized populations worldwide.

Key Points: 
  • Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the worlds work marketplace, today announced it has awarded ten $50,000 grants to high-impact organizations focused on the economic empowerment of marginalized populations worldwide.
  • Grant winners were selected from Upworks Fall 2020 call for grant applications through The Upwork Foundation , an initiative designed to open up new prospects for those at risk of being left behind by the changing nature of work.
  • The Upwork Foundation furthers the companys mission to create economic opportunities so people have better lives.
  • The Upwork Foundation initiative includes a donor-advised fund created through the Tides Foundation.

RMI, Energy Transitions Commission, We Mean Business, and World Economic Forum Co-Launch Mission Possible Partnership to Help Transform Heavy Industry and Transport

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 7:00am

GENEVA, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), launched today at the Davos Agenda, is a new coalition formed by the Energy Transitions Commission, Rocky Mountain Institute, We Mean Business coalition, and the World Economic Forum.

Key Points: 
  • GENEVA, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), launched today at the Davos Agenda, is a new coalition formed by the Energy Transitions Commission, Rocky Mountain Institute, We Mean Business coalition, and the World Economic Forum.
  • "The number of country commitments to net-zero emissions targets by 2050 has grown during 2020 and is significant," said Christoph Wolff,head of mobility, World Economic Forum.
  • "Public, private cooperation across the transport and heavy industry sectors is crucial for the next phrase of action.
  • The launch of the Mission Possible Partnership at the Davos Agenda will accelerate these efforts in the run-up to COP26 in November."

RMI, Energy Transitions Commission, We Mean Business, and World Economic Forum Co-Launch Mission Possible Partnership to Help Transform Heavy Industry and Transport

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 7:00am

GENEVA, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), launched today at the Davos Agenda, is a new coalition formed by the Energy Transitions Commission, Rocky Mountain Institute, We Mean Business coalition, and the World Economic Forum.

Key Points: 
  • GENEVA, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), launched today at the Davos Agenda, is a new coalition formed by the Energy Transitions Commission, Rocky Mountain Institute, We Mean Business coalition, and the World Economic Forum.
  • "The number of country commitments to net-zero emissions targets by 2050 has grown during 2020 and is significant," said Christoph Wolff,head of mobility, World Economic Forum.
  • "Public, private cooperation across the transport and heavy industry sectors is crucial for the next phrase of action.
  • The launch of the Mission Possible Partnership at the Davos Agenda will accelerate these efforts in the run-up to COP26 in November."

Katahdin Bankshares Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 9:57pm

"It is remarkable what we have been able to achieve this past quarter," said Jon J. Prescott, Katahdin Trust President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • "It is remarkable what we have been able to achieve this past quarter," said Jon J. Prescott, Katahdin Trust President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Shares may be repurchased by the Company and may be purchased by Katahdin Trust Company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
  • Katahdin Bankshares Corp. is the bank holding company of Katahdin Trust Company.
  • Learn more about the Company and its subsidiary bank at www.katahdintrust.com and follow Katahdin Trust on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram .

Unifi Elects Emma Battle to the Board of Directors

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 9:05pm

GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), one of the world's leading innovators in recycled and synthetic yarns,today announced the election of Emma Battle to the Board of Directors as of January 25, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), one of the world's leading innovators in recycled and synthetic yarns,today announced the election of Emma Battle to the Board of Directors as of January 25, 2021.
  • Executive Chairman Al Carey stated, "We are very excited to welcome Emma to Unifi's Board of Directors.
  • Ms. Battle stated, "I am honored to be elected to the Board of Directors of Unifi and believe the Company has a tremendous opportunity to drive long-term growth through its innovative sustainability platform.
  • Unifi collaborates with many of the world's most influential brands in the sports apparel, fashion, home, automotive and other industries.

The Skal International Executive Board, with its new Leadership, takes over for 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 7:00pm

In 2021 Skal international will continue to work closely with UNWTO as Daniela Otero, CEO of Skal International, is an affiliate board member.

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  • In 2021 Skal international will continue to work closely with UNWTO as Daniela Otero, CEO of Skal International, is an affiliate board member.
  • Working together and collaborating has been, and will continue to be, vital," said Daniela Otero, CEO of Skal International.
  • 'Our goal in 2021 will be to maximize the visibility of Skal International globally while maintaining an effective and progressive communication internally.
  • Skal International is planning on meeting in October 2021 with its global membership at the Annual Skal International World Congress in Quebec City, Canada.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS PARTNERS WITH CECORPS TO LIFT UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 4:30pm

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has entered into a formal agreement with CECorps, a partnership program that brings pro-bono engineering services to underserved communities across the United States and its territories.

Key Points: 
  • ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has entered into a formal agreement with CECorps, a partnership program that brings pro-bono engineering services to underserved communities across the United States and its territories.
  • CECorps founding members are the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Engineers Without Borders USA (EWBUSA).
  • Working with CECorps will provide new ways for our members to positively impact their communities while learning from other holistic engineers who are doing socially relevant work.
  • NSBEs main 10-year strategic goal is to lead the U.S. to graduate 10,000 (10K) new Black engineers annually, by 2025.