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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...

Cedric Case ('19) Breaks 3 NSAA State Single Season Passing Records to Blaze Trail to Nebraska High School Football All-State and Super State Selections

12 12 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. December 12, 2017 The Lincoln High Links are back on the map in the Nebraska High School football landscape. After a prolonged 25 year absence from the playoffs, 2017 marked back to back years the Links made the state playoffs, finishing this season with an 8-2 record and finishing the season ranked #8 in the state. A key cog in the equation to the season of success was Junior signal caller Cedric Case ('19). The 6'2, 195 lb Quarterback, who already owns every significant school passing record at Lincoln High, had another stellar season leading the high flying Link offense. Case finished the season with an impressive 3.249 yards (NSAA Single Season Record), 35 TDs vs only 4 INT. He completed an astounding 200 of 293 attempts for a 68.3% completion (NSAA Single Season Record), and averaged 324.9 YPG (NSAA Single Season Record). Case finished the season with a remarkable QBR of 139.10 (tops in the state with anyone over 15 pass attempts). Case is viewed as pro-style...

Tenaris unveils seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas

12 12 2017

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Cooperative Processing Resources (CPR) Selected as Strategic Software Partner by Transformance Credit Counseling

12 12 2017

“What’s exciting is that CPR’s solution is customized to fit our needs," says Dr. Daniel Prescott DALLAS December 12, 2017 Cooperative Processing Resources (CPR) Selected as Strategic Software Partner by Transformance Credit Counseling Transformance USA, an iconic Dallas-based non-profit credit counseling service established in 1974, has partnered with Cooperative Processing Resources of Richardson, Texas to provide an enterprise-wide comprehensive and integrated credit counseling software solution. “What’s exciting about our partnership with CPR is that instead of spending dozens of man-hours each month trying to make our needs fit off-the-shelf products, CPR’s solution is customized to fit our needs. In turn, we are able to spend many more productive hours concentrating on our mission of moving our clients to self-sufficiency,” says Dr. Daniel Prescott, Jr., president and CEO of Transformance USA. According to Rost Ginevich, CEO and president of CPR, key differentiators...

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,...

Indian Gaming will be Core Focus at Miami Meeting of Legislators from Gaming States

12 12 2017

MIAMI, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Leading authorities on Indian gaming – including the three sitting members of the National Indian Gaming Commission – will discuss a wide array of policy issues at the January 5-7, 2018, Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS). "Our goal at NCLGS is to foster dialogues at the local, state and national levels, so that state and tribal governments can work together as effective partners," said NCLGS President Bill Galvano, President-Designate of the Florida Senate. "Florida has shown that Indian gaming can be a powerful economic generator, and that success rests on a foundation of working together." Presenters to the NCLGS Committee on Indian Gaming are: Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, Chair, National Indian Gaming Commission Kathryn Isom-Clause, Vice Chair, National Indian Gaming Commission Sheila Morago, President, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association E. Sequoyah Simermeyer (Coharie), Associate Commissioner, National Indian...

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...

Linear Health Sciences Announces Additional Funding of $1.5 Million for Orchid Safety Release Valve

12 12 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Linear Health Sciences today announced additional investment funding of $1.538 million, bringing total company financing to nearly $3 million. Linear Health Sciences is the developer of the Orchid Safety Release Valve (SRV)™ and other safety solutions for medical tubing. The new round of funding was led by i2E Inc., a nonprofit corporation that invests in Oklahoma-based technology start-up companies. Additional investors also contributed to the funding round. "I'm gratified to have i2E remain our lead investor for our Series A equity financing," said Ryan Dennis, MD, CEO, and co-founder of Linear Health Sciences. "The excitement in the investor community about our game-changing technology is reflected by the nearly immediate oversubscription of this latest offering. Having raised almost $3 million dollars, Linear Health is poised for a powerful market launch in 2018," Dr. Dennis said. "We are pleased to be able to lead this latest funding...

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...

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