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Pacific Blue Cross Names Sarah Hoffman President and CEO

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 24, 2022 /CNW/ - Following an international executive recruitment process, Pacific Blue Cross is pleased to announce that it has selected Sarah Hoffman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 24, 2022 /CNW/ - Following an international executive recruitment process, Pacific Blue Cross is pleased to announce that it has selected Sarah Hoffman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2023.
  • The Pacific Blue Cross Board of Directors, through its CEO Selection Committee and the support of an external executive search firm, has been engaged in an extensive search for the replacement of retiring President and CEO, John Crawford.
  • "At Pacific Blue Cross, we are honoured to currently serve 1 in 3 British Columbians, the highest membership in the history of the organization.
  • The Pacific Blue Cross Board, the retiring President and CEO and the Executive Leadership Team will ensure a successful and smooth transition of leadership to ensure that Pacific Blue Cross continues to deliver on its mission to improve health and wellbeing for British Columbians.

MOTORCAR CAVALCADE MIAMI ANNOUNCES PREVIEW OF STAR CARS AND VIP PANEL OF JUDGES FOR THIS YEAR'S EPIC EXTRAVAGANZA

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Monday, November 21, 2022

MIAMI, Nov. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorcar Cavalcade, the must-attend event for every automobile enthusiast from connoisseur to the car-curious, announces its preliminary lineup of celebrity judges and a peek into the vibrant collection of the automobiles, from iconic vintage classics to modern exotics. The event, now in its second year, will be held on the lush fairway of the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort's golf course on January 15th in Aventura, Miami.

Key Points: 
  • The 2023 event judges are VIP celebrities, sports stars and some of the world's leading automotive figures including Motorsports Hall of Fame racing legends Lyn St. James and Tommy Kendall.
  • "This year's Motorcar Cavalcade will be nothing short of incredible," says Jason Wenig, Motorcar Cavalcade Co-Executive Director.
  • Motorcar Cavalcade has partnered with the American Cancer Society, and will hold a digital auction with 100% of the proceeds donated to the ACS.
  • Over 100 classic and modern cars playfully compete in 16 atypical classes including Dashboards, Doors, Tails, Sound, and Engine to secure their prized trophy.

BLEUFEU welcomes its new CEO - Nicolas Racine heads the team behind the Festival d'été de Québec

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"I am very excited and honoured to be appointed to lead a dynamic and bold organization like BLEUFEU.

Key Points: 
  • "I am very excited and honoured to be appointed to lead a dynamic and bold organization like BLEUFEU.
  • The Festival d't de Qubec is a flagship event with a storied history, but it's also a powerful economic driver for our region.
  • I'll have the privilege of leading an experienced team that delivers events and experiences that showcase the Quebec City region year after year.
  • The BLEUFEU team is excited about Mr.Racine's arrival at the head of its organization and extends him a warm welcome!

PayPal Announces Recipients of Second Annual Maggie Lena Walker Award

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced the recipients of the second annual Maggie Lena Walker Award. Named in honor of the first Black woman to charter a bank in the U.S. and serve as its president, the award seeks to celebrate the achievements of women from underrepresented groups in the U.S. who are economically empowering those in their community and creating a more inclusive world. 

Key Points: 
  • The award honors the legacy of the first Black woman to charter a U.S. bank
    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced the recipients of the second annual Maggie Lena WalkerAward .
  • "This year's PayPal Maggie Lena Walker Award awardees are providing guidance, capital, and resources to underserved entrepreneurs, continuing Walker's legacy of uplifting her community through economic opportunity.
  • Connie Evans, president and CEO, Association for Enterprise Opportunity .Like Maggie Lena Walker, Connie Evans has had many firsts.
  • "Maggie Lena Walker saw the economic independence of her peers as an ethical imperative," said Connie Evans, president and CEO, AEO.

Shulman Rogers Law Firm To Provide Free Legal Services For A Year To A Local Black-Owned Business

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

This program, which launches today, is co-chaired by two Shulman Rogers shareholders, Michael Lichtenstein and Kimberly Mann .

Key Points: 
  • This program, which launches today, is co-chaired by two Shulman Rogers shareholders, Michael Lichtenstein and Kimberly Mann .
  • "We are excited to offer this new program to the Black business community in the DMV," said Samuel M. Spiritos , Shulman Rogers Managing Shareholder.
  • "From the beginnings of our law firm fifty years ago, Shulman Rogers has supported the businesses in our region through community involvement and pro-bono work.
  • Shulman Rogers is one of the largest law firms in theWashington, D.C.Metropolitan area, offering clients a full range of business and personal legal services.

Finalists Announced for 2022 Ventus Awards Celebrating Offshore Wind Industry Achievements

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Baltimore, Oct. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading non-profit working to accelerate offshore wind development and build a dedicated manufacturing supply chain in the United States, today announced finalists for the Ventus Awards .

Key Points: 
  • Baltimore, Oct. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading non-profit working to accelerate offshore wind development and build a dedicated manufacturing supply chain in the United States, today announced finalists for the Ventus Awards .
  • 2022 has been a monumental year for offshore wind and these nominees are at the forefront of the tremendous progress that has been made across the industry, said Liz Burdock, CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind.
  • Awards will be presented in eight categories designed to highlight the contributions and facets of the offshore wind industry on a global scale.
  • Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) London, United Kingdom
    Recognizes excellence in engineering that advances the offshore wind energy industry.

Character Media Celebrates API Representation in Arts, Culture and Entertainment as Unforgettable Gala Hits 20-Year Milestone

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest and longest-running Asian Pacific Islander awards show will make its annual return to the Beverly Hilton this December, marking 20 years of celebrating API excellence and representation in the arts, culture and entertainment. Themed "Illuminate," the 20th Annual Unforgettable Gala, presented by Lexus and produced by Character Media, will take place on Saturday, December 17.

Key Points: 
  • Themed "Illuminate," the 20th Annual Unforgettable Gala, presented by Lexus and produced by Character Media, will take place on Saturday, December 17.
  • "I'm honored to perform at the 20th anniversary of the gala, and especially excited to highlight Filipino culture," says Apl.de.Ap.
  • The Unforgettable Gala was created in 2002 by James Ryu, founder and publisher of Character Media, to celebrate diversity across the API community and recognize the successes of the past year.
  • Founded in 2002, the black-tie affair highlights celebrities, influencers and leaders who have contributed to the arts, entertainment and culture.

Goodly Cloud Selected to Join L-SPARK's 9th SaaS Accelerator

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

"We are thrilled to welcome Goodly as part of our 9th SaaS Accelerator cohort.

Key Points: 
  • "We are thrilled to welcome Goodly as part of our 9th SaaS Accelerator cohort.
  • Our goal is to get Goodly Cloud into the hands of IT managers across the globe," said Phil Alexandre, CEO of Goodly Cloud.
  • Goodly Cloud helps organizations take control of their hardware's lifecycle while enabling users to have a positive impact on the world.
  • The team at Goodly Cloud is conscientiously pursuing its mission to make hardware lifecycle management more efficient, smooth, and predictable.

Science News Unveils the SN 10, their list of 10 Young Scientists Pushing the Boundaries of Scientific Inquiry

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

"The SN 10 honorees are truly at the forefront of innovation in science," said Nancy Shute, Editor in Chief of Science News.

Key Points: 
  • "The SN 10 honorees are truly at the forefront of innovation in science," said Nancy Shute, Editor in Chief of Science News.
  • Each year, Society for Science, which publishes Science News, names one scientist from the SN 10 list as the winner of the $1,000 Jon C. Graff, Ph.D. Prize for Excellence in Science Communication.
  • Science Newshas been covering the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine since 1921, and is published by Society for Science.
  • Society for Science is a champion for science, dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement.

Celebrating 15 Years of Connecting Founders and Funders, Venture Atlanta Moves FORWARD With Its 2022 Lineup of Most Innovative Tech Companies

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its 15th year, Venture Atlanta, one of the nation's most prestigious venture capital conferences, today announced the companies that will be featured at its annual event to be held October 19-20, 2022. The event's 15th anniversary also sees the investor conference moving to a brand-new venue—The Woodruff Arts Center and Atlanta Symphony Hall.   

Key Points: 
  • For a decade and a half, Venture Atlanta has been selecting the most promising tech companies and bringing in top investment firms from across the nation to hear them pitch.
  • Again this year, a significant portionnearly 60 percentof presenting and showcase companies hail from outside Georgia, reflecting the growing awareness and pull of Venture Atlanta.
  • Venture Atlanta FORWARD pitch presentations will be held in the beautiful and newly renovated Atlanta Symphony Hall that is part of the Woodruff campus.
  • Venture Atlanta, the Southeast's technology innovation event, is where the region's most promising tech companies meet the country's top-tier investors.