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Nexstar Media Inc. Promotes Marc Hefner to Vice President and General Manager of Its Broadcast and Digital Operations in Dallas, Texas

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:30pm

Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), today announced that it has promoted Marc Hefner to Vice President and General Manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Dallas, Texas (DMA #5), overseeing KDAF-TV, cw33.com , and their related digital subchannels, mobile apps and social media platforms.

Key Points: 
  • Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), today announced that it has promoted Marc Hefner to Vice President and General Manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Dallas, Texas (DMA #5), overseeing KDAF-TV, cw33.com , and their related digital subchannels, mobile apps and social media platforms.
  • Mr. Hefner will assume his new responsibilities immediately and report to Traci Wilkinson, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Nexstar Media Inc.s broadcasting division.
  • He first joined Nexstar in 2007 as the Vice President and General Manager of WCWJ-TV (CW) in Jacksonville, Florida (DMA #43), and YourJax.com.
  • Since 2017, Mr. Hefner has served as Vice President and General Manager of WSAV-TV (NBC/CW) and wsav.com , Nexstars broadcast and digital operations in Savannah, Georgia (DMA #91).

Everspan Group Selects Duck Creek Reinsurance Management for Increased Operational Efficiency and Improved Data Analytics

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Boston, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Duck Creek Technologies (Nasdaq: DCT) announced today that Everspan Group has taken the next step in its evolution, selecting Duck Creek Reinsurance Management to handle its reinsurance processing needs with an evergreen SaaS solution.

Key Points: 
  • Boston, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Duck Creek Technologies (Nasdaq: DCT) announced today that Everspan Group has taken the next step in its evolution, selecting Duck Creek Reinsurance Management to handle its reinsurance processing needs with an evergreen SaaS solution.
  • By automating critical reinsurance financial and administrative processes, Duck Creek Reinsurance Management helps cedants improve operational efficiencies, maximize recoverables, reduce claims leakage, and improve data analytics and financial reporting.
  • In addition, through rules-based automation, standardization, and data transparency, Reinsurance Management creates a more efficient and productive reinsurance administration program.
  • We are very happy that Everspan Group has chosenDuck Creek to support its business, said Jeff Wargin , Chief Product Officer of Duck Creek Technologies.

Greater Than strengthen the board of directors, three new experts for election

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:20pm

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders representing approximately 62% of all shares and votes in Greater Than propose that Clare Melford, Tim Flagg and Johan Bendz be elected as new board members for the period until the end of the next Annual General Meeting. In light of the shareholders' proposal, the board intends to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting shortly. At the same time, Lars Berg announces that he will resign from the board and his position as Chairman of the board in connection with the Extraordinary General Meeting. The same group of shareholders propose that Fredrik Rosencrantz takes over the assignment as Chairman of the board from Lars Berg.

Key Points: 
  • The same group of shareholders propose that Fredrik Rosencrantz takes over the assignment as Chairman of the board from Lars Berg.
  • The group presenting the proposal has assessed that the proposed board members will complement Greater Than's board.
  • Besides his assignment at Greater Than, Fredrik is a board member of the Swedish insurance company Bliwa.
  • -Sten Forseke, founder and board member of Greater Than
    A convening notice to the EGM will be issued shortly.

Betty Crocker Celebrates 100th Birthday by Giving Fans a Chance to Have their Recipe on a Custom Box for the First Time Ever

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:31am
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211021005283/en/
    Betty Crocker is celebrating her 100th Birthday by giving fans a chance to bring their stories and recipes to life on their own custom Betty Crocker box for the first time in the brands history.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    To celebrate this community, Betty Crocker will give fans a chance to bring their stories and recipes to life on their own custom Betty Crocker box for the first time in the brands history through the #CallMeBettyCrocker recipe contest.
  • To this day, Betty Crocker continues to provide baking and cooking guidance to Americans with a dedicated feature on the Betty Crocker website aptly titled, Ask Betty!
  • Betty Crocker #CallMeBettyCrocker recipe grand prize winners will receive their own custom Betty Crocker packaging that celebrates the brands rich 100-year legacy and features their recipe, and second place winners will receive a Betty Crocker prize pack.

Renu Mehra Receives Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 8:40pm

The award is named for the late Marie R. Pistilli, co-founder of DAC , who placed a high value on equality, diversity and acceptance.

Key Points: 
  • The award is named for the late Marie R. Pistilli, co-founder of DAC , who placed a high value on equality, diversity and acceptance.
  • Im very honored and humbled to receive the prestigious Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Award, said Mehra.
  • The Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Award to Renu Mehra will be formally presented at the upcoming hybrid Design Automation Conference, December 5 10, 2021 at Moscone West Center in San Francisco, California.
  • The award is named for DACs former organizer, the late Marie Pistilli, who worked tirelessly to further the advancement of women in engineering.

Phil Currie, Fulcrum Partners, to Speak at Nonqualified Plan Advisor Conference

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Phil Currie , Senior Vice President, Fulcrum Partners, a OneDigital Company, will be a featured speaker at the NAPA Nonqualified Plan Advisor Conference.

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  • ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Phil Currie , Senior Vice President, Fulcrum Partners, a OneDigital Company, will be a featured speaker at the NAPA Nonqualified Plan Advisor Conference.
  • Presenting during General Session 5 on Monday afternoon, Phil, along with OneDigital Retirement Plan Consultant, Corby Dall, will present a Plan Sponsor Mock Annual Review.
  • I am honored to be presenting during the NAPA Nonqualified Plan Advisor Conference, representing OneDigital and Fulcrum Partners, said Phil.
  • As the nation bounces back from the pandemic, plan sponsors and participants have questions and planning needs like never before.

The General Awards $25,000 NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant as Part of Second Annual Black Entrepreneurs Day Event

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:03pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --On October 14, amid Black Entrepreneurs Day celebrations and speakers, The General Insurance awarded its second annual $25,000 NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant to rising Black entrepreneur Phil Terrill, CEO and founder of Minnesota-based company SoleSafe, a company dedicated to providing quality insurance for shoes.

Key Points: 
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --On October 14, amid Black Entrepreneurs Day celebrations and speakers, The General Insurance awarded its second annual $25,000 NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant to rising Black entrepreneur Phil Terrill, CEO and founder of Minnesota-based company SoleSafe, a company dedicated to providing quality insurance for shoes.
  • This grant was awarded in partnership with the NAACP and was announced during the live-streamed Black Entrepreneurs Day event, curated by Daymond John.
  • "It's been our honor to support Black Entrepreneurs Day and the NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant again this year," said Azali.
  • "I am honored and beyond grateful to The General and the NAACP for selecting me and SoleSafe as a 2021 grant recipient," said Terrill.

Half of family business owners concerned the next generation isn't ready or willing to take over: Family Enterprise Foundation report

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 11:07am

It's imperative that family leaders prepare their family, as well as their business, for this imminent transition of wealth, ownership and leadership," says Olivier de Richoufftz, General Secretary, Family Enterprise Foundation.

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  • It's imperative that family leaders prepare their family, as well as their business, for this imminent transition of wealth, ownership and leadership," says Olivier de Richoufftz, General Secretary, Family Enterprise Foundation.
  • The main concern among 51 per cent of owners is that the next generation is not ready.
  • A crucial question for business families to explore, together," says Margaret-Jean Mannix, Chair, Family Enterprise Foundation.
  • Family Enterprise Foundation is the charitable foundation of Family Enterprise Canada .

China Liberal Provides Update on Chinese Central Authorities' Issued Opinions on Promoting the High-quality Development of Modern Vocational Education

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Opinions contain a set of guidelines on promoting the high-quality development of modern vocational education.

Key Points: 
  • The Opinions contain a set of guidelines on promoting the high-quality development of modern vocational education.
  • China Liberal's business aligns with the Opinions as the Company started providing school-enterprise integrated education solutions as one of its core businesses since 2018.
  • Ms.Ngai Ngai Lam, Chairwoman and CEO of China Liberal, commented, "Vocational education is one of the most important business sectors of the Company.
  • Looking forward, we will continue to focus on developing school-enterprise integrated education solutions and further contribute to the rapid development of China's vocational education."

Worthington Industries Announces Cannabis Industry-Focused Brand: Highpoint™ by Worthington Industries

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 1:00pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Worthington Industries today announced the launch of its newest product family brand, Highpoint by Worthington Industries .

Key Points: 
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Worthington Industries today announced the launch of its newest product family brand, Highpoint by Worthington Industries .
  • Highpoint products are designed with the extraction community in mind to support clean, safe solutions for the cannabis industry.
  • Highpoint by Worthington Industries represents a shift in how cannabis brands approach extraction.
  • Worthington Industries is a leading industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy.