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Toyota’s First Hispanic Woman-Owned Direct Tier 1 Supplier Awarded Supplier of the Year by Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
Toyota’s First Hispanic Woman-Owned Direct Tier 1 Supplier Awarded Supplier of the Year by Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council

2017-06-10

Our team continually strives to drive performance improvements and we are grateful to be recognized for our results. San Antonio, Texas June 10, 2017 — Forma Automotive, under the direction of CEO Rosa Santana, was selected as Supplier of the Year by the Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (SMSDC). Forma Automotive, established in 2014 as Toyota’s first Hispanic woman-owned direct Tier I supplier, received this prestigious award during the 2017 SMSDC Face Time Expo & Awards Ceremony held at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio on June 8th. Corporate members of SMSDC nominate certified minority owned suppliers who demonstrate continued excellence....

Eyes on Russia probe leaves Washington’s to-do list undone
Eyes on Russia probe leaves Washington’s to-do list undone

2017-06-07

WASHINGTON (AP) — You’ve probably heard all about what’s happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn’t. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that have been pushed to the back burner. Diplomatic initiatives that aren’t fully initiating. Interest groups that can’t stir up much interest. Appointees that haven’t been appointed. “It reminds me very much of the Monica Lewinsky days, when things just slowed to a crawl,” says Rich Galen, a Republican strategist who worked for then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich when President...

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees
College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees

2017-06-06

EUGENE, Ore., June 6, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees. http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-accounting-degrees/ The American Institute of CPAs, the profession’s official organization, has referred to a degree in accounting as “the one degree with 360 degrees of possibility.” This is because accounting is so basic to business. Whether you are interested in a career in an accounting firm, in government or entrepreneurship, or in finance or corporate management, accounting skills are paramount to good business and always in demand. “Completing a degree online is becoming increasingly common, and it isn’t difficult to find high-quality, accredited degree programs in accounting,” Christian...

Man released after arrest with guns at Trump’s Washington hotel
Man released after arrest with guns at Trump’s Washington hotel

2017-06-02

By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Friday released a Pennsylvania doctor arrested this week with guns and ammunition at President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel who authorities say wanted to meet the president and bring down “big pharmacy.” Bryan Moles, 43, of Edinboro, faces weapons charges after police found an assault rifle, pistol and 90 rounds of ammunition on Wednesday in his BMW at the Trump International Hotel, where he had checked in. The former Navy corpsman’s arrest, prompted by a tip from Pennsylvania authorities to the U.S. Secret Service and Washington police, averted a “potential disaster,” the capital city’s police chief said. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather on Friday said Moles could remain free from custody while the case was pending but ordered him to stay away from the White House and Trump’s hotel, as well as Washington...

Swanson Reed Announces Oklahoma and Texas Expansion
Swanson Reed Announces Oklahoma and Texas Expansion

2017-05-16

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How Much Home You Can Buy for $300,000 in Every State
How Much Home You Can Buy for $300,000 in Every State

2017-05-12

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2017 — In a recent study, GOBankingRates examined how much home you can buy for $300,000 in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. The findings reveal that your money can buy nearly 3,500 sq. ft. in some states but just more than 600 sq. ft in others. Potential home buyers can look for their desired location in the article linked below to see if they’ve adequately saved for their dream house. To find this information, GOBankingRates researched the median property listing price in every state and the District of Columbia. Each listing price was divided by $300,000 to arrive at the median list price per square foot. Latest GOBankingRates...

Construction begins on Allen's new 90,000-sq.-ft. Delta Hotels and Convention Center
Construction begins on Allen's new 90,000-sq.-ft. Delta Hotels and Convention Center

2017-05-12

ALLEN, Texas, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Construction has begun on the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen and Watters Creek Convention Center, in the southeast corner of U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive in Allen. The project is expected to take 18 months and will be the largest conference center along the U.S. 75 corridor between Dallas and Oklahoma. “This hotel and convention center will make Allen a true destination in the state of Texas and the nation,” said the city’s mayor, Stephen Terrell, at the groundbreaking celebration on Tuesday. “You have the shopping and dining at Watters Creek across the street, but there’s also many more options for shopping, dining and entertainment that are easily accessible throughout the city. This will allow people to have somewhere unique to come stay and enjoy Allen.”

AIRIS Names Oil Field Service Experts to New Leadership Positions
AIRIS Names Oil Field Service Experts to New Leadership Positions

2017-05-12

HOUSTON, May 12, 2017 — Building upon its strengths, AIRIS Wellsite Services welcomes two new team members to assist in the mission of making the wellsite harm-free. Rob Heiberger is AIRIS’ new Operations Manager, overseeing day-to-day operations from the Houston office. MacLean Price is serving in Executive Sales, based in Denver to serve key clients in the western region. Both Heiberger and Price will help wellsites connect with AIRIS’ patented total dust control solution. New OSHA guidelines in effect now place strict standards on workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica at the wellsite. Failing to comply with the guidelines could result in fines and lawsuits when the standards become enforceable in June 2018. Operations Manager Rob Heiberger has vast experience on the well pad, previously managing field services for Schlumberger, and overseeing pressure pumping fleets for Bayou Well Services. With an attitude for safety, service, and quality,...

Forbes Names Mercury Insurance One of ‘America’s Best Employers’
Forbes Names Mercury Insurance One of ‘America’s Best Employers’

2017-05-12

LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 12, 2017 — Mercury Insurance has been named one of “America’s Best Midsize Employers” by Forbes magazine. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Mercury (NYSE: MCY) primarily provides auto, homeowners and business insurance through a network of more than 8,000 independent agents in 11 states. “We’re extremely proud that Forbes has recognized Mercury’s amazing culture and I truly appreciate our entire team for making this such a wonderful place to work,” said Mercury President and CEO Gabriel Tirador. “Our culture is a big part of the Mercury experience, and knowing that our staff would recommend working here to family and friends is a tribute to what makes Mercury special.” Forbes enlisted Statista, an online statistics provider, to conduct an independent survey of almost 30,000 U.S.-employees working at companies with at least 1,000 staff members. The survey was conducted...

Margaretha Brown’s New Book “The Adventures of Mr. Quiggley: The Male…
Margaretha Brown’s New Book “The Adventures of Mr. Quiggley: The Male…

2017-05-11

May 11, 2017 — Margaretha Brown, an immigrant from Austria, who settled with her family in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1958, and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, has completed her new book “The Adventures of Mr. Quiggley: The Male Beta”: an intriguing tale of the adventures of a Beta fish and his ability to adapt to his new surroundings. Brown was inspired to write this book by her own fish. Brown explains, “Mr. Quiggley was my male, pet beta that lived for three years. Whenever I would return from work, he would surface, blow bubbles and allow me to pet him. These were actually his various adventures.” Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Margaretha Brown’s beautifully illustrated tale provides a fish-eye-view to spur...

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