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Agency Online Survey to Measure Impact Upon Behavioral, Physical, and Social Health of Northeast Louisiana from Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Inform Service Improvements

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:30pm

"COVID-19 is having a profound effect on all of us," said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Executive Director of Northeast Delta Human Services Authority.

Key Points: 
  • "COVID-19 is having a profound effect on all of us," said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Executive Director of Northeast Delta Human Services Authority.
  • "We understand that many people in our region are experiencing significant mental, physical, spiritual, and financial difficulties due to COVID-19.
  • Targeted populations include the citizens of northeast Louisiana living in Region 8, followed by Louisiana residents living throughout the state.
  • Individuals outside of the state of Louisiana are welcome to complete the online survey, as responses and data analysis can be stratified by location.

First Nations Continues Pandemic Response with Over $1 Million in Emergency Funds Directed to Native Communities

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 10:00pm

100% of funds raised through the fund are being directed to Native organizations, without withholding administrative fees or overhead.

Key Points: 
  • 100% of funds raised through the fund are being directed to Native organizations, without withholding administrative fees or overhead.
  • Funding and donations have gone to Native nations and organizations hit hard by COVID-19, including to the Cherokee Nation, Navajo Nation, and Hopi Tribe.
  • Additional information, including other emergency funds available for Native communities, is highlighted on First Nations Coronavirus Resources webpage .
  • First Nations also encourages direct support to Native nations and Native-controlled nonprofits as they continue combatting the pandemic.

Experienced Industry Veterans Phil Case and Jeff Pearson join the Max Connect Team

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 8:00pm

DRAPER, Utah, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Max Connect Marketing announced recent additions to an already high-caliber agency team, Phil Case and Jeff Pearson.

Key Points: 
  • DRAPER, Utah, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Max Connect Marketing announced recent additions to an already high-caliber agency team, Phil Case and Jeff Pearson.
  • In 2018, Phil helped launch a 501(c)(6) The Utah Outdoor Association (UOA) to support the Outdoor Industry in Utah.
  • "I am thrilled to join the Max Connect team," says Phil.
  • By focusing on the right audiences, Max Connect eliminates the waste in advertising dollars and maximizes every marketing dollar spent.

South Carolina Connections Academy Celebrates Graduating Seniors

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 5:30pm

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school serving students statewide in grades K-12, celebrated 585 graduating seniors.

Key Points: 
  • COLUMBIA, S.C., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school serving students statewide in grades K-12, celebrated 585 graduating seniors.
  • Fortunately, due to the school's full-time virtual curriculum, seniors at South Carolina Connections Academy were able to maintain their education consistently and without interruption during the public health crisis.
  • "Attending South Carolina Connections Academy gave me the flexibility I needed to excel both academically and athletically," Johns said.
  • South Carolina Connections Academy is a tuition-free, high-quality, highly accountable virtual public school serving students in grades K-12 statewide.

Workers Caravan to Stop Health Care Job Cuts at Essentia

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:25pm

DULUTH, Minn., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that workers are planning a vehicle caravan as part of their effort to save hundreds of jobs at Essentia Health at approximately noon on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • DULUTH, Minn., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that workers are planning a vehicle caravan as part of their effort to save hundreds of jobs at Essentia Health at approximately noon on Monday, June 1, 2020.
  • "The reward for a career doing this selfless and absolutely essential work cannot be a permanent pink slip for 900 Essentia employees.
  • Essentia workers' jobs are at risk even though, according to CDC data, the company received more than $78 million in federal aid as of May 15.
  • Workers and their allies will assemble on Monday at Miller Hill Mall at 11:30 a.m., and caravan through the main Duluth campus of Essentia Health to call attention to their fight to preserve these jobs for the benefit of communities throughout the Iron Range.

America’s Car-Mart Announces Relocation of Corporate Headquarters

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

Bentonville, Arkansas, May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americas Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) is excited to announce the relocation of its corporate office in Bentonville to a larger facility in Rogers, AR to accommodate continued business growth.

Key Points: 
  • Bentonville, Arkansas, May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americas Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) is excited to announce the relocation of its corporate office in Bentonville to a larger facility in Rogers, AR to accommodate continued business growth.
  • This move represents a significant milestone in the growth and evolution of our company, said Jeff Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Were growing and we need a bigger space to accommodate our associates, and to foster a more productive work environment.
  • For the first time in a long time, we will have all of our corporate associates in the same facility, Williams added.

Comerica Bank's Michigan Index Contracts

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 2:17pm

DALLAS, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Comerica Bank's Michigan Economic Activity Index declined in March to a level of 114.5.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Comerica Bank's Michigan Economic Activity Index declined in March to a level of 114.5.
  • The index averaged 117.7 points for all of 2019, 0.9 points below the index average for 2018.
  • The Michigan Economic Activity Index fell by 3.3 percent in March, breaking a string of three consecutive monthly gains.
  • We expect the Michigan Index and all of our other state indexes to show further significant deterioration when the April data is available next month.

Southeastern Agency Group Earns "Diamond Achiever" Award in North Carolina

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 11:00am

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Southeastern Agency Group of Greensboro, North Carolina has been named "Diamond Achiever" for the state of North Carolina by Frankenmuth Insurance.

Key Points: 
  • GREENSBORO, N.C., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Southeastern Agency Group of Greensboro, North Carolina has been named "Diamond Achiever" for the state of North Carolina by Frankenmuth Insurance.
  • The results achieved by the team at the Southeastern Agency Group in 2019 have helped the agency become one of the most successful of Frankenmuth Insurance's more than 600 independent agencies.
  • This is the second time that the Southeastern Agency Group has been named a Diamond Achiever for North Carolina, after previously earning the award in 2017.
  • "We are proud to present this award to the management and staff at the Southeastern Agency Group," says Frankenmuth Insurance President and COO Fred Edmond.

Business Development Lead Named for HFA's Boston Office

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:35pm

FRANKLIN, Mass., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HFA (Harrison French & Associates, LTD) recently named Ed Damphousse as the Business Development Lead for the Boston (Franklin) studio.

Key Points: 
  • FRANKLIN, Mass., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HFA (Harrison French & Associates, LTD) recently named Ed Damphousse as the Business Development Lead for the Boston (Franklin) studio.
  • Damphousse has held various business development roles throughout the Boston area for more than 25 years.
  • Damphousse has built his career in various sales, marketing, and business development roles within the Boston-area architecture, engineering, and construction sector.
  • Most recently, he was the Director of Business Development at Stateside Construction Group in Andover, MA.

Hawaiian Electric proposes no increase in O'ahu rates

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:30pm

HONOLULU, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Hawaiian Electric, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE), today revised its pending rate request and will now seek no increase in its rates on O'ahu.

Key Points: 
  • HONOLULU, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Hawaiian Electric, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE), today revised its pending rate request and will now seek no increase in its rates on O'ahu.
  • The increase was sought to help pay for operating and capital costs, including upgrades to strengthen the grid and integrate more renewable energy.
  • The zero rate increase is described in a settlement between the company and the state Division of Consumer Advocacy filed with the PUC.
  • The full settlement agreement between Hawaiian Electric and the Division of Consumer Advocacy is available on the Hawaiian Electric Industries website at http://www.hei.com/CustomPage/Index?KeyGenPage=1073751924 or on the PUC's website at https://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/index.jsp under Docket No.