Public affairs

5WPR Named Winner in Ragan's Media Relations Awards 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:15pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the U.S., has been announced winner of the newsjacking award in Ragan's Media Relations Awards.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the U.S., has been announced winner of the newsjacking award in Ragan's Media Relations Awards.
  • In 2016, the company launched Topps NOW to celebrate the greatest moments in sports and entertainment history as they happen.
  • "We are thrilled to be recognized for our media relations efforts at a time where competition for media attention is at an all-time high," said Ronn Torossian, CEO and Founder of 5WPR.
  • 5W was awarded 2020 PR Agency of The Year and CEORonn Torossian, was named 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year by the American Business Awards.

Boxed Water™ and Conscious Brand Partners "Walk-the-Walk" for September's Coastal Clean Up Month with Organized Beach Cleans, "Plogging," and the Funding of a Microplastic Removal Machine

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 12:01pm

Together, brand partners are pitching in funds to procure an additional microplastic extraction machine for the nonprofit, Ocean Blue Project (OBP).

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  • Together, brand partners are pitching in funds to procure an additional microplastic extraction machine for the nonprofit, Ocean Blue Project (OBP).
  • During September 15 through September 30, brand partners are also engaging consumer attention with a planet-conscious giveaway.
  • This year, Alaska announced a phased approach in swapping out plastic water bottles for Boxed Water.
  • Boxed Water was founded in the belief that sustainability matters with the purpose of changing the way packaged water is shipped, sold and enjoyed.

CTG Elects James R. Helvey III to Chair of the Board of Directors

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:55am

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTG (NASDAQ: CTG), a leading provider of digital IT services and solutions in North America and Western Europe, today announced the election of James Jay R. Helvey III as Chair of the CTG Board of Directors.

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  • BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTG (NASDAQ: CTG), a leading provider of digital IT services and solutions in North America and Western Europe, today announced the election of James Jay R. Helvey III as Chair of the CTG Board of Directors.
  • He succeeds Daniel J. Sullivan, who retired today as Chair in accordance with the Companys Board retirement age guidelines.
  • We are delighted to welcome Jay as CTGs new Chair, said David H. Klein, independent director and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the CTG Board.
  • It is an honor to be elected Chair of the Board and to succeed Dan in this role, Mr. Helvey said.

Alcohol Justice Executive Director / CEO Bruce Lee Livingston Retires

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:32am

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice, the 34-year-old, San Rafael, California-based alcohol industry watchdog is losing its longtime Executive Director Bruce Lee Livingston.

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  • SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice, the 34-year-old, San Rafael, California-based alcohol industry watchdog is losing its longtime Executive Director Bruce Lee Livingston.
  • Bruce Livingston can be extremely proud of his remarkable accomplishments as Executive Director at Alcohol Justice.
  • Under Livingston, Alcohol Justice developed campaigns, built coalitions, and utilized strategic media advocacy nationwide to call out Big Alcohol.
  • "Throughout my 25 years in the non-profit sector, and my 14+ years at Alcohol Justice, Bruce has been the most talented E.D I've ever worked with,"stated Michael Scippa, Public Affairs Director at Alcohol Justice.

Skanska tightens its climate target

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:17am

STERSUND, Sweden, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Skanska is updating its climate target to include a reduction of the company's own carbon emissions by 70 percent as early as 2030, with 2015 as the base year.

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  • STERSUND, Sweden, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Skanska is updating its climate target to include a reduction of the company's own carbon emissions by 70 percent as early as 2030, with 2015 as the base year.
  • For projects developed by Skanska, the target is a 50-percent reduction in emissions in the value chain by 2030, compared with 2020.
  • We also want to see more stringent climate requirements in public procurements," says Lena Hk, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Skanska.
  • For further information please contact:
    Jacob Birkeland, Head of Media Relations and Public Affairs, Skanska AB, tel +46 (0)10 449 19 57

James Avery Artisan Jewelry Opens First Store in H-E-B

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:33pm

"We're excited to work with another iconic Texas brand," said John McCullough, CEO of James Avery Artisan Jewelry.

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  • "We're excited to work with another iconic Texas brand," said John McCullough, CEO of James Avery Artisan Jewelry.
  • Putting customer and associate safety first, the League City store is following recommended COVID-19 health protocols and guidelines implemented in all James Avery stores.
  • About James Avery Artisan Jewelry James Avery is a vertically integrated, family-owned company located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
  • Hourly drawings on Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the Grand Opening Celebrations at the League City James Avery Artisan Jewelry store.

Kaspersky releases its first Transparency Report

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

To address this demand, Kaspersky has issued its first transparency report, Law enforcement and government requests report, to help its users understand how the company responds to such requests and its approach to users data security and privacy.

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  • To address this demand, Kaspersky has issued its first transparency report, Law enforcement and government requests report, to help its users understand how the company responds to such requests and its approach to users data security and privacy.
  • Kaspersky publicly shared its approach in responding to requests from global government and law enforcement agencies for two categories: user data and technical expertise.
  • We at Kaspersky are committed to wider transparency in what we do and how we do that, comments Oleg Abdurashitov, Head of Public Affairs at Kaspersky.
  • To learn more about the Kaspersky Global Transparency Initiative, please visit the website here .

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announces Glass-Gard® interleaving papers for automotive applications

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 1:49pm

STOCKHOLM, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Interleaving papers for automotive glass applications protect products and ensure their safe delivery to manufacturers.

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  • STOCKHOLM, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Interleaving papers for automotive glass applications protect products and ensure their safe delivery to manufacturers.
  • The latest of these alternatives is Glass-Gard, a line of automotive glass interleaving papers.
  • Glass-Gard interleaving papers protect automotive glass applications such as windshields, backlights, sunroofs, or side windows from scratching, breakage, abrasion and hazing prior to their installation in vehicles.
  • With this opportunity, we look forward to further expanding the technical applications of our papers in the automotive industry."

EnLink Midstream Donates Propane to Louisianans Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 10:15pm

DALLAS, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE: ENLC) (EnLink) today announced that it donated 50,000 gallons of propane to support residents of Southeast Louisiana experiencing extended power outages as a result of Hurricane Ida.

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  • DALLAS, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE: ENLC) (EnLink) today announced that it donated 50,000 gallons of propane to support residents of Southeast Louisiana experiencing extended power outages as a result of Hurricane Ida.
  • "EnLink has a 60-plus-year history in the state of Louisiana, which has seen severe devastation in the wake of Hurricane Ida," EnLink Chairman and CEO Barry E. Davis said.
  • O'Nealgas, which was founded in Louisiana, initially reached out to EnLink about obtaining a donation of propane to help residents.
  • EnLink Midstream reliably operates a differentiated midstream platform that is built for long-term, sustainable value creation.

Remote Online Notarization (RON) Vendor Caucus Group Convenes to Create Unified Voice for Industry

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:23pm

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Electronic Signature & Records Association (ESRA) has created a Remote Online Notarization (RON) Vendor Caucus Group to address the policy and industry issues impacting RON Technology Vendors nationwide.

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  • RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Electronic Signature & Records Association (ESRA) has created a Remote Online Notarization (RON) Vendor Caucus Group to address the policy and industry issues impacting RON Technology Vendors nationwide.
  • Together, they sent a coalition letter to the Secretary of State in support of changing the regulations and their success was the start of the RON Vendor Caucus Group.
  • As a group, we can come together with one voice, have a bigger impact, and look out for one another."
  • To learn more about the RON Vendor Caucus Group or about becoming an ESRA member, please visit esignrecords.org or email esra@esignrecords.org .