Geography of the United States

Georgia Power prepared for possible busy hurricane season as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

Georgia Power reminds customers to keep safety first during hurricane season and offers the following storm tips:

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  • Georgia Power reminds customers to keep safety first during hurricane season and offers the following storm tips:
    Before a Storm: Know your risks of storm surge and tropical storm or hurricane strength winds.
  • Never pull tree limbs off power lines or enter areas with debris or downed trees as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage.
  • Georgia Power Mobile App:Download the Georgia Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go.
  • Making Repairs Georgia Power crews focus on repairs that return power to the greatest number of customers in the least amount of time.

Border Patrol Veteran Joins Dignari Advisory Board

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:23pm

Vitiello served 34 years of government service within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Border Patrol.

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  • Vitiello served 34 years of government service within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Border Patrol.
  • Ron Vitiello has an extraordinary reputation executing the border security mission, and we are so pleased he has agreed to join Dignari in this advisory role, said Gena Alexa, Dignari President and CEO.
  • Vitiello began his 34 years of government service in Laredo, Texas, with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1985.
  • Mr. Vitiello served for 33 years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Border Patrol most recently as CBPs Acting Deputy Commissioner.

Columbus Becomes One of The First Destinations to Coordinate Citywide Pursuit of Global Cleanliness Accreditation

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Additionally, the city's public bus system is the first in the country to commit to pursuing the accreditation.

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  • Additionally, the city's public bus system is the first in the country to commit to pursuing the accreditation.
  • "Our city has already taken great strides toward making residents and visitors feel safe in this new era," said Brian Ross, president and CEO of Experience Columbus.
  • "This GBAC accreditation will further prepare us and our partners to welcome more people back into our city."
  • "As organizations across Columbus achieve GBAC STAR accreditation for their facilities, they will help distinguish Columbus as forward-thinking and prepared to foster clean, safe and healthy environments for visitors and residents."

The Main Responsibility of a City is to Protect its Citizens, Says Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 1:32pm

"I know that if we continue to make good decisions, we can help keep ourselves and our loved ones safe."

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  • "I know that if we continue to make good decisions, we can help keep ourselves and our loved ones safe."
  • In Charleston, we have lots of traffic from who knows where and passengers and drivers loading into carriage wagons, many without masks.
  • Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates thinks the city may be allowing for possibly dangerous exposure of passengers that could ultimately affect the health of Charleston's citizenry during this pandemic.
  • We are not out of danger from the pandemic yet.At Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates, we believe citizen and passenger safety should remain Charleston's top priority.

Willamette Valley Bank Provides $25 Million in PPP Loans for 214 Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 2:30pm

Willamette Valley Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Oregon Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB: ORBN), announced today that it has processed 214 loans totaling $25.1 million under the Small Business Administrations Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help local small businesses support payroll and related costs, saving approximately 2,854 jobs in the Willamette Valley.

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  • Willamette Valley Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Oregon Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB: ORBN), announced today that it has processed 214 loans totaling $25.1 million under the Small Business Administrations Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help local small businesses support payroll and related costs, saving approximately 2,854 jobs in the Willamette Valley.
  • We are thankful to be in a position to help small businesses throughout the Willamette Valley save or sustain their businesses and employees during this unprecedented time, said Ryan Dempster, President and CEO of Willamette Valley Bank.
  • Oregon Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Willamette Valley Bank (Bank), a community bank headquartered in Salem, Oregon.
  • For more information about Oregon Bancorp, Inc. or its subsidiary, Willamette Valley Bank, please call (503)485-2222 or visit our website at www.willamettevalleybank.com .

KB Home Announces Oakhurst Park and Village Park Are Now Open for Sales in Jacksonville

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:00pm

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced that Oakhurst Park and Village Park, two new single-family communities in Jacksonville, are now open for sales.

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  • KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced that Oakhurst Park and Village Park, two new single-family communities in Jacksonville, are now open for sales.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200527005221/en/
    KB Home announces Oakhurst Park and Village Park are now open for sales in Jacksonville.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    To accommodate the homebuying process, the Oakhurst Park and Village Park sales offices and model homes are open for private in-person tours by appointment, and walk-in visits are welcome in accordance with public health orders and safety guidelines.
  • As with our other KB Home communities, Oakhurst Park and Village Park offer home shoppers the opportunity to purchase a new, personalized KB home at a price that fits their budget.

Department of Justice Awards Leidos Follow-On Managed IT Service Contract

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. and Clinton, Miss., supporting both domestic and international customer sites.

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  • Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. and Clinton, Miss., supporting both domestic and international customer sites.
  • Under the ESA V task order, Leidos will expand upon its continuous innovation, integration and improvement (C3I) model to facilitate economies of scale in managed IT services.
  • These managed services include help desk, unified communications, application and hosting, monitoring and management, print, and user device experience.
  • Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020.

Munich Re Specialty Insurance and Duck Creek Partner to Develop State-of-the-Art Digital Platform for Best-In-Class Service and Product Innovation

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

All insurers focus on speed-to-market as a differentiating factor, said Andy Dey, chief product and technology officer, Duck Creek.

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  • All insurers focus on speed-to-market as a differentiating factor, said Andy Dey, chief product and technology officer, Duck Creek.
  • Duck Creek is excited to support MRSI in this exciting endeavor and help them as their offerings grow and expand.
  • Duck Creek OnDemand includes Duck Creek Policy , Duck Creek Billing , Duck Creek Claims , and Duck Creek Insights .
  • Duck Creeks functionally rich solutions are available on a stand-alone basis or as a full suite , and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand.

KB Home Announces Cactus Landings Is Now Open for Sales in Popular Southwest Las Vegas

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced that Cactus Landings, a new community situated in highly desirable Southwest Las Vegas, is now open for sales.

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  • KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced that Cactus Landings, a new community situated in highly desirable Southwest Las Vegas, is now open for sales.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200526005125/en/
    KB Home announces Cactus Landings is now open for sales in popular Southwest Las Vegas.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    To accommodate the homebuying process, the Cactus Landings sales office and model homes are open for private in-person tours by appointment, and walk-in visits are welcome in accordance with public health orders and safety guidelines.
  • The community offers homebuyers a selection of beautiful new homes in a tranquil Southwest Las Vegas setting.

National Tech-Training Nonprofit, NPower, Releases Survey of CIOs and Tech Executives that Forecasts Hiring Trends, Corporate Investments and Work-from-Home Practices

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:00pm

The survey involved 75 CIOs and tech executives from the financial services, consultancy and technology industry.

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  • The survey involved 75 CIOs and tech executives from the financial services, consultancy and technology industry.
  • Survey participants sit on the national board or regional board of NPower.
  • The survey revealed that cloud support and cybersecurity will be the tech jobs most in demand over the next 6-18 months, followed by remote trouble-shooting IT and IT generalist positions.
  • NPower's free tech training programs for under-served communities are located in Brooklyn, Harlem, Baltimore, Jersey City, Newark, Detroit, Dallas, St. Louis and San Francisco.