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CES 2018 Draws a Diverse Array of Industry Visionaries and Leaders

14 12 2017

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Johns Joins Cejka Executive Search As Executive Vice President, Managing Principal

14 12 2017

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Cejka Executive Search, ranked on Forbes list of America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce that Alan D. Johns has joined the firm as Executive Vice President, Managing Principal to lead the firm's Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Practice. Johns brings three decades of experience in higher education/academic health sciences administration, finance, operations, strategic planning, research administration, risk assessment and accountability to Cejka Executive Search. Prior to joining executive search four years ago, Johns served in senior leadership positions at public and private, research-intensive universities, including Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Associate Vice Dean and CFO), Duke University School of Medicine (Associate Dean for Strategic Services and Chief Academic Administrative Officer for Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center), Virginia Commonwealth University (Assistant Vice President...

Aramark Chefs Earn Prestigious ProChef Certification from The Culinary Institute of America

14 12 2017

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, is pleased to announce the graduation of 18 chefs from the distinguished ProChef® Certification program at The Culinary Institute of America. These Aramark chefs create the menus for and serve colleges, universities and preparatory schools across the United States and Canada, and join the 250 Aramark chefs who have already received their ProChef certification. “These chefs are dedicated to honing their craft. The CIA’s ProChef Certification gives them a way to benchmark their accomplishments,” says Certified Master Chef Brad Barnes, director of CIA Consulting and Industry Programs. “We applaud Aramark for continuing its commitment to chefs, food, and our profession.” The CIA ProChef Certification is a three-tiered, comprehensive professional development and culinary proficiency program which measures core culinary, managerial and financial acumen, including a chef's...

Wedspire Partners With Celebrity Bride Rachel Lindsay for Launch of New Feature

14 12 2017

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14, 2017 -- The premiere of Wedspiration is coupled with the announcement of a partnership between Wedspire and Rachel Lindsay, 2017's "The Bachelorette." On Jan. 20, Rachel will be presenting the newest features at Wedspiration 2018, the interactive wedding showcase at the Ebell of Los Angeles.In addition to Lindsay sharing her wedding planning journey through the platform, Wedspire's top local wedding pros will showcase their work through interactive stylized displays. For the first time, newly engaged couples can have a unique opportunity to experience different wedding day elements, from the ceremony and cocktails to the reception and dancing, all while sipping champagne and enjoying a selection of decadent hors d'oeuvres. Wedspiration 2018 will allow these engaged couples to visualize their upcoming celebration while browsing through these design spaces that demonstrate how wedding day inspiration is shoppable.Wedspire is a curated marketplace for all...

Morphy Auctions’ March, 2018 Sports Memorabilia Sale to Feature an Astonishing Collection of Items Belonging to Boxer Cassius Clay, Later Known as Muhammad Ali.

14 12 2017

Some of the athletic materials and personal items belonging to professional boxer Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, available at Morphy Auctions' March 24, 2018 Sports Memorabilia sale. It has been one of the most exciting experiences of my life discovering items from the early life and career of Muhammad Ali... it is safe to say this is the largest and most historic collection of young Cassius Clay memorabilia ever offered for sale. -Consignor Gary Traugh DENVER, Pa. December 14, 2017 Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is excited to announce that it will be offering the Gary Traugh Cassius Clay Collection as part of its upcoming March 24, 2018 Sports Memorabilia sale. Over 150 authenticated and outstanding selections will be on offer as part of this world-class event. Morphy’s Sports Memorabilia division is an emerging leader in this important auction category as demonstrated by its October 28, 2017 debut sale...

Iconic Ray Price Harley-Davidson & Triumph Dealership Has New Ownership

14 12 2017

Ms. Jean Price will sell Ray Price Harley-Davidson to longtime friend and experienced dealer-owner John Morotti. I’ve known Ms. Jean and Ray Price for decades, and we intend to serve the community with our experience and our passion for motorcycling, forming new friendships and enthusiastic new riders for the next 30 years and beyond, said Morotti. Past News Releases RSS RALEIGH, N.C. December 14, 2017 The family of hall-of-fame motorcycle racing legend Ray Price today announced its decision to sell Ray Price Harley-Davidson/Triumph to John Morotti, an experienced businessman from Arizona who owns and operates three motorcycle dealerships in that state. Ray Price Harley-Davidson has been a Raleigh institution for 35 years and a cornerstone of retail and industry in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The dealership has hosted its annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest event for 13 years, attracting an estimated one million motorcycle enthusiasts to downtown Raleigh over...

Polygiene Partners with Chinese Particle Fever, a Designer Sports Brand Supported by Alibaba

14 12 2017

Thu, Dec 14, 2017 07:00 CETDescribed as the first high-end designer sports brand in China, Particle Fever is pioneering this industry with insights on art, technology, culture and creativity. They work with international key opinion leaders and have a very strong social media community.  The company, founded in 2015, is backed by investors from veterans of Alibaba, Goldman Sachs, IDG and Uber/DIDI. Polygiene is included in all menswear and unisex lines and will be added to the female collection shortly.   Sales are mainly online, but also through luxury athleisure retailer Lane Crawford and a first flagship store in Shanghai, with a second opening soon in Beijing. A future expansion into the US market is also on the agenda. ” We are very excited to start working with this extraordinary Chinese brand. We see Asia as a strategic and important market. As the sport and outdoor lifestyle is growing fast in this area, Particle Fever has a great growth potential. We are following their...

American Heart Association Announces 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach Of The Year Finalists

13 12 2017

HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2017 -- American Heart Association (AHA) and 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant title sponsor Marathon Oil Corporation announced today a powerhouse lineup of finalists for the 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award – the nation's top award for college football coaches. The winner will be announced live Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 during the awards dinner and ceremony at the Hilton Americas-Houston. Representing the country's finest college football coaches, 2017 award finalists are: Paul Chryst - University of Wisconsin Clay Helton - University of Southern California Scott Frost – formerly with the University of Central Florida now with the University of Nebraska Gus Malzahn - Auburn University Jeff Monken - Army Kirby Smart - University of Georgia Dabo Swinney - Clemson University Coaching legend Steve Spurrier is the recipient of the Bear Bryant 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award and will also attend the dinner in January. Spurrier was the head coach...

What Is Mom Trying to Tell Me? Groupon Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Americans Have Received a Gift They Felt Had a Hidden Meaning

13 12 2017

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Private Label Skin Celebrating Successful Partnership With Global Non-Profit Fighting Joblessness

13 12 2017

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. December 13, 2017 Private Label Sk.in (“PLS”) wants to celebrate and congratulate the most recent class of Jobs for Life graduates. Jobs for Life (“JfL”) is a global non-profit organization that engages and equips churches to help prepare people for meaningful work. PLS sponsored the second Jobs for Life class held at Calvary Church in Clearwater, FL. PLS CEO Eric Pogue served as Calvary’s Site Leader for the class. "I was introduced to Jobs for Life in 2014 and it has been a wonderful ministry for those seeking meaningful work. Work is key to a person’s dignity, happiness, and a sense of self-worth. I am thrilled that PLS embraced JfL, became a corporate sponsor, and that community service is a part of our overall mission and values." The Jobs for Life class included a diverse set of students and volunteers. The sixteen-class curriculum was conducted over two months concluding with the class graduation on November 15th. Approximately twenty people...

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