Missouri Business

Associated Bank invests $1 million in Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation's Loan Opportunity Fund

13 02 2018

GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 13, 2018 -- Associated Bank announced today that as part of its commitment to communities and businesses across Wisconsin, it has invested $1 million in The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)'s 'Putting Dreams To Work' Loan Opportunity fund. The investment, which will support micro and small business loans for women- and minority-owned companies throughout Wisconsin, was given through Associated Bank's Associated Community Development program and furthers the bank's ongoing community-focused commitments and initiatives. Loans distributed as part of the investment will help businesses purchase equipment, make improvements to their stores or locations, stock inventory and supplement start-up costs.  "As a company, we have a rich tradition of always striving to support businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the communities in which we live and do business," said John Utz, executive vice president, head...

Top Emerging Trends in the Global Dicamba Market by Technavio

13 02 2018

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio’s latest market research report on the global dicamba market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. According to Technavio analysts, the global dicamba market will grow at a CAGR close to 8% during the forecast period. The rising awareness of end-users regarding crop protection is a major factor driving the market’s growth. Crop protection is the science and routine of observing plants and crops, and understanding their growth process, ailments, and harmful prospects. Unexpected extreme weather conditions and growth of weeds, insects, and pests are some of the factors that can harm crops. Crop protection ensures the production of high-quality crops and increased yield, which requires less land, water, and labor, and benefits both farmers...

BrightStar Care of Central St. Louis County’s Sandra Cain Nominated for Nurse of the Year

13 02 2018

She quickly proved herself to be an exceptionally skilled nurse with contagious compassion and goodwill. Her patients love her, and her unassuming, positive, can-do attitude made her a favorite here in the office. ST. LOUIS February 13, 2018 Sandra Cain, Director of Nursing at BrightStar Care of Central St. Louis County, MO, was recently nominated for BrightStar Care Nurse of the Year. Cain joined the BrightStar team on December 15, 2016, as a field infusion nurse. “She quickly proved herself to be an exceptionally skilled nurse with contagious compassion and goodwill,” said Charlie Scarlett, owner of BrightStar Care of Central St. Louis County, MO. “Her patients love her, and her unassuming, positive, can-do attitude made her a favorite here in the office.” Since becoming Director of Nursing, Cain has distinguished herself by refocusing BrightStar Care of Central St. Louis County’s clinical policies, procedures and personnel on quality care and processes. It had been...

North American Travel Journalists Association Announces 2017 Award Winners for Excellence in Travel Journalism

13 02 2018

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 -- The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) has announced the winners of its 2017 NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. Awards were given to publications, travel journalists and photographers whose work was published in print and online media from September 2016 through August 2017. Additionally, awards were given to the top destination marketing organizations. The competition, now in its 26th year, honors the "best of the best" in travel media.  Entries for this year's awards reflected an array of excellent journalistic and creative work. "As the awards entries continue to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult for our judges to pick the winners from such a talented pool of submissions. We thank our judges, who represent academia, publications, photographers and PR professionals, for their significant time commitment in making this year's selections," stated NATJA CEO Helen Hernandez.This year's Grand...

North American Travel Journalists Association Announces 2017 Award Winners for Excellence in Travel Journalism

13 02 2018

Grand Prize Winners: National Geographic Traveler, Jayme Moye, David Noyes and Washington County Visitors Association: The Tualatin Valley Press Release - updated: Feb 12, 2018 19:45 EST PASADENA, Calif., February 12, 2018 - The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) has announced the winners of its 2017 NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. Awards were given to publications, travel journalists and photographers whose work was published in print and online media from September 2016 through August 2017. Additionally, awards were given to the top destination marketing organizations. The competition, now in its 26th year, honors the “best of the best” in travel media.   Entries for this year’s awards reflected an array of excellent journalistic and creative work. “As the awards entries continue to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult for our judges to pick the winners from such a talented pool of submissions. We thank our judges, who represent academia,...

Dermatology Associates Joins Epiphany Dermatology

12 02 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Epiphany Dermatology (www.epiphanydermatology.com) announced today it has expanded into Missouri through its acquisition of Dermatology Associates, Inc. in St. Louis.  Epiphany Dermatology is comprised of leading dermatologists committed to improving access to exceptional dermatologic care. Since 1988, Dr. Oliver McKee has a long history of providing quality dermatology services to his patients in the greater St. Louis market.  Through this acquisition, Dr. McKee and his dedicated support staff have joined Epiphany in a partnership grounded in exceptional patient care. Dr. McKee, a board-certified dermatologist who graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and completed his dermatology residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, commented, "I am excited to forge this partnership with Epiphany.  The dermatologists and staff at Epiphany share the same core values as me and my staff, and...

Associated Bank's Contact Centers certified for third year by J.D. Power

12 02 2018

GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 12, 2018 -- For the third straight year, Associated Bank's contact center operations have been recognized for customer service excellence in its live phone channel by the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program.℠ For three years in a row, Associated Bank’s contact centers have been recognized by J.D. Power for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the live phone channel. As part of its rigorous evaluation, J.D. Power conducted a detailed operational evaluation that included recruiting, training, management and quality assurance capabilities. The process also included a random survey of Associated Bank customers who recently called its contact centers in Green Bay, Wis., and Stevens Point, Wis. Associated Bank ranked in the top 20 percent of all benchmarks. "Associated Bank is being recognized once again for providing superior service to their customers and has the honor of touting a Certified Contact...

Avadel Pharmaceuticals Announces Divestiture of Pediatric Business

12 02 2018

Cerecor to acquire Avadel’s pediatric assetsEnters into license agreement to develop four LiquiTime™ or Micropump® productsDUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:AVDL) (“Avadel” or “the Company”) today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Cerecor, Inc (“Cerecor”) whereby Cerecor will acquire the Avadel pediatric portfolio. In connection with this transaction, Avadel and Cerecor will enter into a license and development agreement pursuant to which Avadel will develop up to four product formulations for Cerecor using Avadel’s LiquiTime™ and Micropump® technologies.  Under the asset purchase agreement, Cerecor will acquire the Company’s four commercial pediatric products, Karbinal™ ER, Cefaclor for Oral Suspension, Flexichamber™ and AcipHex® Sprinkle™, and Cerecor will assume Avadel’s remaining payment obligations to Deerfield CSF, LLC, including a $15 million note due in 2021 and its related...

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12 02 2018

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Pipkins Opens New UK Data Center

12 02 2018

Dr. James Pipkins, President and CEO of Pipkins, Inc. We selected a premiere data center campus situated between and serving the Square Mile (London’s global financial district) and Tech City (the 3rd largest technology start-up cluster in the world). ST. LOUIS and LONDON February 12, 2018 Pipkins has opened a new data center in London, Dr. James Pipkins, President and CEO of Pipkins, Inc. officially announced today. Pipkins, Inc. is a leading provider of workforce management software solutions and services to the contact center industry. “To better serve our customers in the United Kingdom, continental Europe and the Middle East, we have opened a new data center in London,” said Dr. Pipkins. “We selected a premiere data center campus situated between and serving the Square Mile (London’s global financial district) and Tech City (the 3rd largest technology start-up cluster in the world). With its state-of-the-art colocation and interconnection services, reliability,...

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