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Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company Files Uncontested Rate Case Settlement Agreement

13 12 2017

DOVER, Del., Dec. 13, 2017 -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) today announced that Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG), its interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) an uncontested settlement agreement associated with its current rate case proceeding. As a result of the settlement agreement, which is now subject to Commission review and action, ESNG will record an increase in base rates of approximately $9.8 million. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, ESNG will recover the costs of its System Reliability Project (placed into service in 2017), along with the cost of investments and expenses associated with various expansion, reliability and safety initiatives. About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission, gathering and processing, and marketing; electricity generation and distribution;...

Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week Ending December 9, 2017

13 12 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. The Flu Index provides valuable insight by showing which cities or metropolitan areas are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology. The data does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity. With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community. To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, including the ability to search by market name or state, click here. Top 10 DMAs* with Flu ActivityWeek Ending 12/9/2017 1. Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas2. Beaumont-Port...

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13 12 2017

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Generational Equity Advises Self's Inc. in Sale to E.J. Welch Company

13 12 2017

DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Self's Inc., by E.J. Welch Company Inc. The transaction closed November 17, 2017.Self's is a wholesale distributor of flooring products based in Wichita, Kansas, selling products to retail and contractor customers from its headquarters and four other locations in Merriam, Kansas; Springfield, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was originally established in 1938 as a retail floor covering company but now offers a complete sundry supply business, which includes carpet cushion and installation materials. All three owners will remain with the company.E.J. Welch Company is a value-added partner to flooring dealers, contractors, architect and design professionals, and the installation trade. It has 12 locations in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin where it sells installation...

Carvana Launches Fifth Florida Market, Bringing Fort Myers the New Way to Buy a Car

13 12 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars boasting a national inventory of more than 8,500 vehicles, launched in Fort Myers, Fla., today. This expands Carvana’s free, as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to five markets in the state, joining Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Fort Myers and Naples area residents can now can shop for, finance, purchase, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery, in as little as 10 minutes, completely online. Carvana puts the customer in control of the purchase process, allowing them to shop more than 8,500 vehicles at their desired pace – without the haggling and hassle of the traditional dealership. Carvana owns all of the vehicles on Carvana.com, putting every one through a rigorous 150-point inspection; those vehicles have never been in a reported accident, nor have frame damage. Customers can view all features, imperfections and updated information about open safety...

Road Warrior Tires, a Division of TRU Development Inc., Will be Opening Its New Warehouse in Houston, Texas on Dec. 15, 2017

12 12 2017

Houston, TX, December 12, 2017 -- Road Warrior Tires proudly announces its partnership with trucktiresinc.com. Currently preparing for the grand opening of a new distribution center in Houston, Texas, more details will soon follow.Located at: 7625 Railhead Lane, Houston, Texas 77086Due to a tremendous increase in demand for heavy truck tires in New Mexico, Tennessee, Louisiana, Colorado, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas and to mitigate the cost of shipping, management has approved plans for this new location. The Houston warehouse will efficiently serve Road Warrior customers. "As of Dec. 15, 2017, we will start shipping from our Houston, Texas location. This option will improve delivery times and allow customers to purchase tires locally," explained the company spokesperson.Models of truck tires that will be available immediately from the new Houston location are:Bobcat TiresTruck TiresLight Truck TiresLoader Tires11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5, 225/70R19.5, 245/75R19.5, 385/65R22.5,...

Oklahoma County Joins the Oklahoma Purchasing Group for Regional Collaboration

12 12 2017

Oklahoma County joins the Oklahoma Purchasing Group OKLAHOMA CITY December 12, 2017 Today, Oklahoma County announces it has joined the Oklahoma Purchasing Group, an e-Procurement solution from BidNet, to help simplify their purchasing process and make it easier for their vendors to access and compete for bids and RFPs. Oklahoma County invites all potential vendors to register online with the Oklahoma Purchasing Group to access its upcoming solicitations by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/oklahoma. As a member agency of the Oklahoma Purchasing Group, Oklahoma County joins a community of participating local government agencies located throughout Oklahoma, including nearby Tulsa County and Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County. The Oklahoma Purchasing Group offers a way for Oklahoma County to collaborate with like minded public purchasing professionals in the area in order to share resources and attract local vendors. Vendors looking to do business with Oklahoma County...

Rita M. Kepner Celebrated by Marquis Who's Who for Almost 45 Years of Practiced Industry Experience

12 12 2017

    NORDLAND, WA, December 12, 2017 -- Rita Marie Kepner, Ph.D., has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Recognized for nearly four and a half decades of invaluable contributions to her field, Dr. Kepner parlays her knowledge into her role with FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, where she has served as a member of the disaster reservist public information and congressional affairs division since 1993. Prior to entering the professional world, she attended Elmira College and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harpur College. In 1972, she enhanced her art career with the University of Washington, where she served as an experimental college instructor for two years. For the next four years, Dr....

AGS Acquires Installed Base of Approximately 1,600 Class II Games

11 12 2017

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 11, 2017 -- AGS (or the "Company") today announced that it has acquired an installed base of approximately 1,600 Class II gaming machines across the United States that were operated by Rocket Gaming Systems'® ( "Rocket"). This all-cash asset purchase expands AGS's already extensive Class II footprint and will position the Company for further growth in the Class II market with its industry-leading slot content and platforms — entertaining even more players.  The transaction, which closed on December 6th, is immediately accretive to AGS' earnings and cash flow. AGS Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said, "We are excited about this transaction, which further solidifies our leadership in the Class II space and expands our Class II footprint by approximately 1,600 units in key markets such as California, Oklahoma, Montana, Washington and Texas. By so significantly growing our Class II footprint, we are also reinforcing our commitment to...

The McKnight Center For The Performing Arts Announces Inaugural Chamber Music Festival For April 2018

10 12 2017

    STILLWATER, OK, December 10, 2017 -- Audiences won't have to wait much longer for the debut of premiere performances from The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University.The McKnight Center Chamber Music Festival will be The McKnight Center's inaugural concert series, featuring a variety of performances and interactions with the finest chamber musicians in North America. The musicians will be in Stillwater for a weeklong residency April 8 through April 14.The residency includes three regional ticketed intimate soiree performances, masterclasses for OSU students, a music-education concert for area elementary students, and a free Stillwater community concert on April 14 as the grand finale to the Festival.Sponsorships are available now, and tickets and registration for the Free Community Concert will be available beginning in January at McKnightCenter.org."This inaugural Chamber Music Festival will be absolutely amazing," said Mark...

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