Geography of the United States

Benefitfocus Announces Headline Speakers for One Place® 2020

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:05pm

One Place, Benefitfocus' premier benefits technology and business conference, will be held on March 16-19 in Charleston, SC.

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  • One Place, Benefitfocus' premier benefits technology and business conference, will be held on March 16-19 in Charleston, SC.
  • Their personal journeys of passion and perseverance will provide the perfect backdrop for this year's theme, 'Shape the Future of Benefits,'" said Ray August, Benefitfocus President and CEO.
  • "We are driving unprecedented change in how benefits are bought, sold and used across an increasingly complex industry.
  • To explore the future of health care and benefits, learn more about One Place 2020 or register now .

Madison Marquette Appoints Patty Nooney to EVP, Operations, East

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Madison Marquette is pleased to announce the appointment of Patty Nooney, CCIM, CPM, SIOR as EVP, Operations, East.

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  • ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Madison Marquette is pleased to announce the appointment of Patty Nooney, CCIM, CPM, SIOR as EVP, Operations, East.
  • Prior to joining Madison Marquette, Patty served as Senior Managing Director/Asset Services, Florida for CBRE, where she led property management and agency leasing teams serving owners of office, retail and industrial properties throughout the state.
  • "We are pleased to welcome Patty Nooney to our asset services team," said Bill Weghorst, President, Property Services for Madison Marquette's eastern region.
  • Madison Marquette has over 620 professionals providing nationwide service from 14 regional markets and is a member of the Capital Guidance group of companies.

J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. Opening Merus Grill in Uptown Park Today

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 3:35pm

J. Alexanders Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: JAX) (the Company), owner and operator of a multi-regional collection of upscale restaurants, is opening its first Merus Grill today in Houston, TX at 1180 Uptown Park Boulevard in Uptown Park.

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  • J. Alexanders Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: JAX) (the Company), owner and operator of a multi-regional collection of upscale restaurants, is opening its first Merus Grill today in Houston, TX at 1180 Uptown Park Boulevard in Uptown Park.
  • We are pleased to formally open our new Merus Grill, Parkey said.
  • The new restaurant in Uptown Park is our first to operate under the Merus Grill name.
  • The Merus Grill restaurant in Uptown Park has 7,900 square feet with seating for 200 guests.

Emsi releases its 4th Annual Talent Attraction Scorecard

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:00am

MOSCOW, Idaho, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Emsi, the industry leader in labor market insights, unveiled its 4th annual national Talent Attraction Scorecard today (click here for the full report) , ranking the top small and large U.S. counties on how well they attract and retain skilled workers.

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  • MOSCOW, Idaho, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Emsi, the industry leader in labor market insights, unveiled its 4th annual national Talent Attraction Scorecard today (click here for the full report) , ranking the top small and large U.S. counties on how well they attract and retain skilled workers.
  • Duval County, FL, (Jacksonville) knocked Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix) out of first place on Emsi's annual Talent Attraction Scorecard, while rural counties punched above their weight.
  • "Helping local leaders implement proven strategies for talent and economic development is the purpose of the Talent Attraction Scorecard, and of Emsi's Community Insights team more generally," said Andrew Crapuchettes, Emsi CEO.
  • "The Talent Attraction Scorecard gives communities a benchmark for where their region ranks in drawing skilled workers and provides tangible strategies they can use to attract the new residents they need to grow their economies."

$8K Grant to Be Presented to Baton Rouge Nonprofit

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:27pm

Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the organization, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge.

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  • Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the organization, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge.
  • The PGP funds will help fund the organizations community-based programs in the areas of mentoring, education, economic empowerment and health and wellness.
  • The media is encouraged to join local dignitaries and bank representatives at a check presentation at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 at 2050 North Foster Drive in Baton Rouge.
  • The structure of the PGP enables FHLB Dallas member institutions, like Home Bank, to contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization, which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio.

Emory & Henry College Offers Credit for Thru-Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 8:05pm

EMORY, Va., Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- From high atopRoan and WhiteTop Mountains along the Appalachian Trail, two Emory & Henry College students earned credit while studying in the great outdoors.

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  • EMORY, Va., Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- From high atopRoan and WhiteTop Mountains along the Appalachian Trail, two Emory & Henry College students earned credit while studying in the great outdoors.
  • They participated in the Emory & Henry College Semester-A-Trail Program the only programin the United States that offers college credit for thru-hiking or other prepared hikes on the A.T. with an academic component and training.
  • Students are welcome to transfer to Emory & Henry for a semester to engage in an once-in-a-lifetime experience while earning credits in a field of interest.
  • It was the first time both students hiked a portion of the trail to earn hands-on credit.

Support for Veterans Surges at Jacksonville 5K

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 6:15pm

"Jacksonville is a military community, and in addition to seeing supporters of all ages, we also saw veterans from every service branch participate.

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  • "Jacksonville is a military community, and in addition to seeing supporters of all ages, we also saw veterans from every service branch participate.
  • It really goes to show how vibrant the Jacksonville community is and how welcoming it is to veterans."
  • "It was good to see the city of Jacksonville support this event and wounded veterans."
  • In total, the series of four Carry Forward events in four cities saw more than 7,000 people support wounded veterans and their families.

CE Rental, Inc. Announces Recapitalization of Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake, VA

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:54pm

CE Rental, Inc. (CE Rental), headquartered in Raleigh, NC, announced the recapitalization of Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake, VA.

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  • CE Rental, Inc. (CE Rental), headquartered in Raleigh, NC, announced the recapitalization of Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake, VA.
  • Serving the Hampton Roads region including Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and beyond, Distinctive Event Rentals is known as the premier provider of corporate and social special event rentals.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191115005431/en/
    Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake, VA (Photo: Business Wire)
    Distinctive Event Rentals is the trusted partner for the regions top caterers, event planners, resorts, venues, and event professionals.
  • We are enthusiastic about the immediate synergies created between our existing event rental locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Distinctive Event Rentals team, said Bob Marshall, CEO at CE Rental.

The Innovate Fund Allocates $7 Million for New Headquarters in North Charleston

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:33pm

The new headquarters will allow for employment growth and consolidate employees into one location while also allowing for the current Ingevity Technical Center, also located in North Charleston, to return to its original purpose as a research laboratory.

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  • The new headquarters will allow for employment growth and consolidate employees into one location while also allowing for the current Ingevity Technical Center, also located in North Charleston, to return to its original purpose as a research laboratory.
  • "Ingevity has been a longtime supporter of our community," said North Charleston Mayor, Keith Summey, "and we're happy to see they've chosen to remain headquartered here in North Charleston."
  • Whitney Ferguson, Program Manager for The Innovate Fund, noted its continued support of the North Charleston community.
  • In addition to the $7 million Ingevity investment, The Innovate Fund has closed $17.5 million of additional NMTC investments in North Charleston for Limehouse Produce and Restaurant Depot, which have created 287 direct jobs and constructed or renovated 239,045 square feet of real estate.

Bluestone Properties Purchased 1400 Chestnut Upscale Apartments, in Downtown Chattanooga, TN

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:33pm

Most recently their newest acquisition was the newly built 200-unit property 1400 Chestnut Apartments located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.

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  • Most recently their newest acquisition was the newly built 200-unit property 1400 Chestnut Apartments located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.
  • 1400 Chestnut is a beautiful four-story residential community that offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent in Chattanooga, Tennessee!
  • Locations like 1400 Chestnut provide a higher quality of life than your traditional primary markets in the Northern States.
  • About Bluestone Properties:Since 2004 Bluestone Properties has owned and managed over 10,000 units throughout the US.