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Government of Canada invests over $379,000 to bring high-speed Internet to 1,184 homes in rural Newfoundland and Labrador through the Universal Broadband Fund

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 1:30pm

Through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) Rapid Response Stream, the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to get Canadians connected to the high-speed Internet they need.

Key Points: 
  • Through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) Rapid Response Stream, the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to get Canadians connected to the high-speed Internet they need.
  • Today's announcement builds on the progress the Government of Canada has already made to improve critical infrastructure in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • "This important high-speed Internet investment of over $379,000 is incredibly welcomed and will positively impact rural residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) is a $1.75-billion investment designed to help connect all Canadians to high-speed Internet.

Verano Completes Territory, Emerald and Local Joint Acquisitions in Arizona

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 1:47pm

CHICAGO, April 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (Pink: VRNOF) (Verano or the Company), a leading multi-state cannabis company, today announced it has closed on its Arizona acquisitions of Territory Dispensary, Emerald Dispensary and Local Joint Dispensary.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, April 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (Pink: VRNOF) (Verano or the Company), a leading multi-state cannabis company, today announced it has closed on its Arizona acquisitions of Territory Dispensary, Emerald Dispensary and Local Joint Dispensary.
  • The Company now has the third largest retail footprint in Arizona with six active storefronts, plus two cultivation facilities.
  • The transaction included three premium, high-traffic dispensaries located in Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona, plus approximately 20,000 sq.
  • ft. of cultivation and processing in Winslow, and two real estate locations (collectively, the Territory Dispensary).

BluEarth Renewables Signs Long-Term Power Purchase Agreement with Shell Energy for Hand Hills Wind Project in Alberta

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - April 8, 2021) - BluEarth Renewables, through its subsidiary, BER Hand Hills Wind LP, ("BluEarth") today announced the signing of a long-term Power Purchase Agreement ("PPA") with Shell Energy North America (Canada), Inc. ("Shell Energy").

Key Points: 
  • Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - April 8, 2021) - BluEarth Renewables, through its subsidiary, BER Hand Hills Wind LP, ("BluEarth") today announced the signing of a long-term Power Purchase Agreement ("PPA") with Shell Energy North America (Canada), Inc. ("Shell Energy").
  • The PPA will directly support the construction of the 130 MW Hand Hills Wind Project (the "Project"), located northeast of Drumheller, Alberta.
  • "The Hand Hills Wind Project is the fourth construction project we've announced in Alberta within the last 12 months.
  • "We're pleased to be working with BluEarth to enable the development of the Hand Hills Wind Project in Alberta by purchasing renewable power," said Carolyn Comer, Senior Vice President Shell Energy Americas.

SEB Partners With Quebec Based Gesticonnect to Digitize Benefits for Emerging Businesses in Quebec

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 11:09pm

This JV with Gesticonnect expands SEBs footprint in Quebecs emerging market and allows us to increase our investment in our Quebec infrastructure.

Key Points: 
  • This JV with Gesticonnect expands SEBs footprint in Quebecs emerging market and allows us to increase our investment in our Quebec infrastructure.
  • States Denis Plante, Associate President of Gesticonnect, The emerging market comprises 99.7% of all businesses in Quebec, a largely underserved market for leading benefits administration solutions.
  • Extending access to robust high value-added group benefits solutions with support from a Quebec based, dedicated multi-lingual team, will help harmonize the delivery of benefits to Quebec employees in the emerging market.
  • The JV with SEB puts Gesticonnect at the forefront of leading technology solutions for benefits processing in the Quebec marketplace.

Michigan Angel Community to Host Annual Celebrates Angels Event, Release 2020 Research Report on April 20

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 8:40pm

The Michigan Angel Community is hosting its annual Michigan Celebrates Angels event, virtually, on April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Key Points: 
  • The Michigan Angel Community is hosting its annual Michigan Celebrates Angels event, virtually, on April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • The event, featuring early-stage investors and startups, will include:
    The results of the 2020 Michigan Angel report, detailing activity throughout the state
    Angel activity in Michigan last year was very supportive and active despite the pandemic, said Skip Simms, managing director of the Michigan Angel Community.
  • The Michigan Angel Community is also excited to release our fourth annual research report and present its findings at Michigan Celebrates Angels, Simms added.
  • The goal of the Michigan Angel Communitys annual research report is to uncover the activity and trends in the states angel investment market and community in 2020.

DGAP-News: Traumhaus AG: Traumhaus AG opens another office

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 11:01am

Wiesbaden, April 6, 2021: Traumhaus AG opens its first office in northern Germany in the Horn-Lehe district of Bremen, where construction management, project development and planning with six employees have been operational since April 1, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Wiesbaden, April 6, 2021: Traumhaus AG opens its first office in northern Germany in the Horn-Lehe district of Bremen, where construction management, project development and planning with six employees have been operational since April 1, 2021.
  • The automation and industrialization of the construction industry continue to advance and the continuous growth of Traumhaus AG and the associated expansion into now eight federal states made this step necessary.
  • "The demand for serially manufactured, affordable housing has also risen sharply in northern Germany, so that this region is increasingly becoming an important new target area for our project development," Traumhaus AG CEO Otfried Sinner explains the motives for the expansion to Bremen, another Traumhaus office to Cologne and Langenselbold, and the headquarters in Wiesbaden.
  • The dream house AG, created 1993 with seat in Wiesbaden, is an experienced offerer for innovative settlement concepts and serial building in massif building method.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Green Horizons Initiative Provides Lending Incentives for Sustainable Choices

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 5:30pm

PORTLAND, Ore., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --OnPoint Community Credit Union, the largest credit union headquartered in Oregon, announced today new commitments to fighting climate change, including the Green Horizons initiative, which makes it more affordable for people in Oregon and Southwest Washington to adopt new sustainable technology.

Key Points: 
  • PORTLAND, Ore., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --OnPoint Community Credit Union, the largest credit union headquartered in Oregon, announced today new commitments to fighting climate change, including the Green Horizons initiative, which makes it more affordable for people in Oregon and Southwest Washington to adopt new sustainable technology.
  • OnPoint Green Horizons provides special rate discounts on electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as solar panels.
  • Our Green Horizons initiative is just one step on the long journey of helping to build a greener future."
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving over 427,000 members and with assets of $8.1 billion.

Internationally Recognized Khmer Cuisine Expert, Chef Nak, Brings Landmark Cookbook to American and Australian Audiences - 'Nhum: Recipes From a Cambodian Kitchen'

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 1:42pm

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity chef and Cambodian native, Chef Nak ( https://chefnak.com/ ) announced her groundbreaking cookbook, "Nhum," was now available to U.S. and Australian audiences for the first time.

Key Points: 
  • PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity chef and Cambodian native, Chef Nak ( https://chefnak.com/ ) announced her groundbreaking cookbook, "Nhum," was now available to U.S. and Australian audiences for the first time.
  • "We believe that Khmer cuisine is an art form that sits proudly with Cambodia's rich cultural artistic heritage," said Chef Nak.
  • "Through books, teaching, TV and film, social media and exclusive private dining experiences, we hope to show the world the art of traditional Khmer living."
  • She is currently working on a second cookbook focusing on the cuisine used exclusively by the Cambodian royal family.

Georgia Bio Awards 2021 Golden Helix to VERO Biotech for Best Deal of the Year

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 1:00pm

ATLANTA, April 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- VERO Biotech LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based biotechnology company focused on saving lives, alleviating suffering, and improving the health economics of care, today announced that the company was awarded the coveted Golden Helix "Best Deal of the Year" Award for 2021 by Georgia Bio, the state's life science trade association.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, April 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- VERO Biotech LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based biotechnology company focused on saving lives, alleviating suffering, and improving the health economics of care, today announced that the company was awarded the coveted Golden Helix "Best Deal of the Year" Award for 2021 by Georgia Bio, the state's life science trade association.
  • VERO Biotech was recognized in the category of Private Financing, in a virtual awards ceremony last night.
  • "We are honored to be recognized by Georgia Bio for our senior secured funding from Runway Growth Capital," said Brent V. Furse, CEO and President, VERO Biotech.
  • Now in its 23rd year, the Golden Helix Award winners showcase the best in innovation and leadership in Georgia's community.

Investar Holding Corporation Announces Completion of Cheaha Financial Group, Inc. Acquisition

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 3:52pm

BATON ROUGE, La., April 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investar Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:ISTR) (the Company), the holding company of Investar Bank, National Association (the Bank), today announced the completion of its acquisition of Cheaha Financial Group, Inc. (Cheaha), the holding company for Cheaha Bank, in Oxford, Alabama.

Key Points: 
  • BATON ROUGE, La., April 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investar Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:ISTR) (the Company), the holding company of Investar Bank, National Association (the Bank), today announced the completion of its acquisition of Cheaha Financial Group, Inc. (Cheaha), the holding company for Cheaha Bank, in Oxford, Alabama.
  • Investar is excited to expand our footprint into the northeast Alabama market through the acquisition of Cheaha.
  • The successful closing of this transaction is a testament to how well matched Cheahas culture and values are with those of Investar.
  • Investar Holding Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, provides full banking services, excluding trust services, through its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Investar Bank, National Association.