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Indiana Limestone Demonstrates Durability for the Nittany Lion’s 75th Anniversary

15 12 2017

Penn State's iconic Nittany Lion, carved of Indiana limestone 75 years ago. Bloomington, Ind. December 15, 2017 The Nittany Lion Shrine - monument not only to a great American school but also to the permanence of Indiana limestone - recently reached its 75th anniversary as an iconic campus landmark at Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa. Penn State’s campus has been graced by the Nittany Lion since it was sculpted by Heinz Warneke in 1942 and presented to the university as a gift from the Class of 1940. Carved from a 13-ton block of the highly regarded natural stone, the landmark is the most photographed statue on campus. It has maintained its distinctive appearance for three quarters of a century thanks in large part to the durability of the limestone from which it’s fashioned. Indiana Limestone is renowned for its homogenous, consistent nature; beautiful native colors; and superb sculptural characteristics. Experienced stone artisans particularly value its...

InventHelp Inventor Designs REST ASSURE to Keep Pillows in Place (FLA-2962)

15 12 2017

PITTSBURGH December 15, 2017 An inventor from Coral Springs, Fla., knows how important it is to have supportive pillows and a relaxing situation in bed. "I’ve noticed that my pillows are always on the floor or in extremely different positions on the bed every time I wake up in the morning," he said. "This is not only inconvenient, but it undermines a restful sleep. In order to solve this problem, I’ve decided to provide the world with this pillow accessory." The REST ASSURE has a stabler design than conventional pillows. It stays in any preferred position on a bed and doesn’t shift out of place or fall off the bed. This provides optimal support (for posture), comfort and convenience. Ergonomic, versatile and easy to use, the REST ASSURE is beneficial for both sitting up and lying down for sleep. It also allows for easier access to remote controls, a cell phone, magazines, books, etc. The original design was submitted to the Fort Lauderdale office of InventHelp. It is currently...

InZinc Announces First Tranche Closing of Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of $3.14 Million (all dollars in Canadian Dollars)

15 12 2017

THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 15, 2017 -- InZinc Mining Ltd. (TSX-V:IZN) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the first tranche closing (the “First Closing”) of its non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $3,148,000. The offering, previously announced in InZinc’s news releases dated November 17, 2017 and November 23, 2017, will now consist of up to 36,450,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.10 per Unit, each Unit consisting of one common share (a “Common Share”) of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each full Warrant will entitle its holder to acquire one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.15 for a period of 24 months from completion of the Financing. Under the First Closing, InZinc issued 31,480,000 Units. The Company paid finder’s fees in cash...

BFS Capital Names Former BankUnited Executive, Mary Harris, as Chief Marketing Officer

15 12 2017

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BFS Capital, a leading small business financing platform, announced today the hiring of Mary Harris as its Chief Marketing Officer. Harris formerly led marketing and public relations for BankUnited, a leading U.S. business bank headquartered in Miami-Lakes, Florida. Harris will join the BFS Capital senior leadership team and report to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Marrache. Harris brings over 25 years of experience to BFS Capital across financial services and retail sectors. For BankUnited, she helped to rebrand and position the company as a national commercial bank now listed as one of Forbes magazine’s “Best Banks in America.” At BFS Capital, Harris will be responsible for marketing, branding, advertising and public relations strategies as well as customer acquisition and loyalty. BFS Capital expects to generate a new annual high in originations in 2017. Since 2002, BFS Capital has extended over $1.7 billion in financing;...

Valley National Bancorp Announces the Receipt of Regulatory and Shareholder Approvals for the Acquisition of USAmeriBancorp, Inc.

15 12 2017

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY) ("Valley") and USAmeriBancorp, Inc. ("USAB") (OTC Pink:  USAB) jointly announced today that regulatory and shareholder approvals necessary to complete the previously announced merger of USAB with and into Valley have been received. It is anticipated that the common shareholders of USAB will receive 6.100 shares of Valley common stock for each share of USAB common stock that they hold since the exchange ratio is subject to adjustment in the event Valley's average closing price is less than $11.50 or greater than $13.00 prior to closing.  The merger is expected to be effective on January 1, 2018, subject to the completion of remaining closing conditions.  As of September 30, 2017, USAB, largely through its wholly-owned subsidiary, USAmeriBank, had approximately $4.5 billion in assets, $3.6 billion in net loans, and $3.6 billion in deposits, and maintains a branch network...

Norwood Financial Corp Announces Cash Dividend

15 12 2017

HONESDALE, Pa., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Lewis J. Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwood Financial Corp (NASDAQ:NWFL) and its subsidiary Wayne Bank announced that the Board of Directors declared a $0.22 per share quarterly dividend payable February 1, 2018 to shareholders of record as of January 12, 2018.  The $0.22 per share represents an increase of 3.2% over the cash dividend declared in the same period of last year after adjusting for the 50% stock dividend declared on August 8, 2017.  During 2017, total cash dividends declared were $0.87 per share compared to the $0.83 declared in 2016 after adjusting for the effect of the 50% stock dividend.Mr. Critelli commented, “The Board is extremely pleased to provide our shareholders with this quarterly dividend.  It reflects the Company’s financial strength and strong capital position, and demonstrates our confidence in our ability to continue deriving benefits from our acquisition of Delaware Bancshares, Inc. ...

L'émission d'actions H&D Wireless fortement sursouscrite

15 12 2017

STOCKHOLM, December 15, 2017 -- - La date préliminaire d'inscription sur la liste du Nasdaq First North est le 20 décembre 2017   L'émission d'actions H&D Wireless - le prestataire suédois de plateforme cloud IdO et de solutions RTLS -, a été couronnée de succès. L'action a été souscrite à hauteur de 170 % des actions disponibles dans le cadre de l'émission, en donnant la préférence aux actionnaires existants. Au total, la société a, avant frais d'émission, ajouté 24,0 millions de SEK (couronnes suédoises) de liquidités pour l'émission de droits et 2,4 millions de SEK dans le cadre d'une émission dirigée aux fins de surallocation.       (Logo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/494475/H_and_D_Wireless_Logo.jpg ) Le nouveau capital procurera à H&D Wireless un fonds de roulement pour la cotation prévue des actions de la société sur le Nasdaq First North, le 20 décembre 2017. Pär Bergsten,...

Merry Booksmas: Green Bay's Cory Groshek Donates $3,000 Worth of His Debut Children's Book to Seven Charities

15 12 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Manifestation Machine, a personal growth and development brand based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is proud to announce that its founder, Cory Groshek (also known as Low Carb Cory in the "YouTube Fitness" community and Cory Crush in musical circles) has, as part of his plan to "make the world a better place, one person at a time", donated over $3,000 worth of his debut children's book, "Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series" (ISBN: 978-1946029003), to seven different charitable organizations this holiday season.When asked for comment about his donations, Groshek had the following to say:"My goal, with the Rabylon Series, is, and always has been, to eradicate poverty all around the world, by teaching our children and their parents the mindset required to shift from a 'poverty consciousness' to what I call a 'prosperity consciousness'—in other words, by teaching them to run toward what they want in life, as opposed to...

Ritchie Bros. sells US$50+ million of equipment in final Fort Worth, TX auction of 2017

15 12 2017

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Church of Scientology Host Local Vendors and Community Service People at Holiday Brunch

15 12 2017

December 15, 2017 - “The event began many years ago as a way to thank our vendors,” said Lisa Mansell, the Church’s Public Affairs Director. “We work with hundreds of local organizations to keep our buildings in shape and provide all of its daily services year round.”Representatives and staff from fire services, food suppliers, office and hardware suppliers, downtown businesses, tailors, graphics design, freight/mail shipping organizations, construction contractors and their families attended the Holiday Brunch.Ms. Mansell gave a brief welcome to the Fort Harrison on behalf of the Church of Scientology. “This is a season where the feelings of kindness, patience, goodwill, forgiveness and love toward one’s fellow man are re-inspired and re-invigorated as we look to end one year and leap forward into a new one. In that, we re-dedicate ourselves and our resources to service our community.”Live entertainment was then performed by the Flag Band and special guest singers, Joanne...

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