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Associated Banc-Corp Increases Prime Rate

13 12 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 13, 2017 -- Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), the holding company for Associated Bank, N.A., announced today it has increased the bank's prime rate from 4.25 percent to 4.50 percent, effective December 13, 2017. Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $30 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com. Contact: Jennifer KaminskiVice President | Public Relations Senior [email protected] ...

Rare, museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry cut to clear glass ewer, 17 inches tall, soars to $75,000 at Woody Auction

13 12 2017

Museum-quality cranberry cut to clear Dorflinger ewer, 17 inches tall ($75,000). Five solid cased ruby ABCG wine glasses in a spiral pattern by Dorflinger ($27,500). Solid green Rhine wine glass, Webb Rock crystal, with dragon and floral motif ($9,500). Fantastic ABCG pedestal punch bowl in the Stars and Stripes pattern by Sinclair ($14,000) 10.25-inch-tall ABCG claret jug in a hobstar, swirled tusk, clear bar and fan motif ($9,000). An exceedingly rare, museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry cut to clear glass ewer, 17 inches tall, soared to $75,000 at an auction held Nov․ 18 by Woody Auction. It’s refreshing to see that quality glass still commands strong interest.” — Jason Woody KANSAS CITY, MO., UNITED STATES, December 13, 2017 -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An exceedingly rare, museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry cut to clear glass ewer, 17 inches tall, soared to $75,000 at a sale featuring two major collections of American Brilliant Cut Glass, held November...

MyWay Mobile Storage of St. Louis is Donating Portable Storage Containers to the 2016 6th Annual Santa’s North Pole Dash, a 5k Run or One Mile Walk

13 12 2017

ST. LOUIS December 13, 2017 MyWay Mobile Storage of St. Louis, the leading provider of moving and storage solutions, provides quick and easy to do-it-yourself moving and portable storage to meet your needs at your location or in our climate-controlled, secure storage facilities. Where can you see up to 2,500 Santa’s running through Main Street of historic St. Charles? Why at Frontier Park, of course! The whole family can get in the holiday spirit with this year’s Santa’s North Pole Dash, a 5K run or one mile fun walk to be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in St. Charles, Missouri. Participants will be provided a moisture-wicking T-shirt resembling Santa’s jacket or the 2016 themed shirt, a beard, a hat and gloves to wear during the race. There will also be a 1/4 mile Children’s Snowman Shuffle for children. Strollers are definitely welcome! As a fundraiser for Greater St. Charles County Chamber, the Chamber is participating along with many local businesses. Participants...

Lincoln Way Inn’s Bee Merry Holiday Gift Certificate Special through December

13 12 2017

Lincoln Way Inn is a historic bed and breakfast located in Franklin Grove, on the historic Lincoln Highway in the heart of the Midwest. Lincoln Way Inn is nestled just far enough away from big cities like Chicago and St. Louis, making planning a short holiday getaway easy. FRANKLIN GROVE, Ill. December 13, 2017 Lincoln Way Inn, a historic bed and breakfast that offers an awe-inspiring destination experience that engages guests in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the prairie countryside, is kicking off holiday season’s home stretch with the Bee Merry gift certificate special. Beginning today through December 28, 2017, guests who purchase a Lincoln Way Inn Bee Merry customized gift certificate at http://www.lincolnwayinn.com, by phone or in person for a discounted rate of $169 plus tax, will receive their choice to stay in one of three luxurious suites and a $30 welcome gift during their future stay.* Lincoln Way Inn treats guests to an experience unlike any other. All suites...

American Jukebox Show Returns to Branson, Missouri in 2018

13 12 2017

The American Jukebox Show returns to Branson, Missouri in 2018․ This is where the show began. It plays at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre. I'm thrilled to say The 5th Dimension accepted our invitation to return to the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre to perform in 2018 in a show that's so close to my heart.” — Jimmy Osmond BRANSON, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2017 -- BRANSON, MO --- The American Jukebox Show comes home to Branson, Missouri, where the show began. It plays at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre from the last week of September through the first two weeks of October 2018.The show will star the legendary vocal group, The 5th Dimension, which is known for such musical hits as, "Up, Up and Away," "One Less Bell to Answer," "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine in," and "Wedding Bell Blues."The 5th Dimension appeared at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre in November 2017....

First Mandarin-Language New Dimensions in Testimony Exhibit to Premiere at Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

13 12 2017

NANJING, China, Dec. 13, 2017 -- As part of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, USC Shoah Foundation will introduce its first Mandarin-language New Dimensions in Testimony interactive survivor testimony at the Nanjing Memorial Hall in Nanjing, China on Dec. 13. It is the first permanent exhibition of NDT outside the United States and features Madame Xia Shuqin, a child survivor of the Nanjing Massacre. She is the only non-Holocaust survivor who has been interviewed for the project so far. The Tianfu Bank and Tianfu Group generously funded the creation of this NDT testimony. The exhibit is a featured part of the newly reconstructed Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall's core exhibit space. NDT uses groundbreaking natural language software to allow audiences to interact with the recorded image of a genocide survivor, who responds to questions in real time, powered by complex algorithms providing realistic conversation. Xia traveled to Los Angeles in...

Vendor Surf, a New Mortgage Industry Search Engine, to Revolutionize the Sourcing of Vendor Partners for Mortgage Operations

13 12 2017

WILDWOOD, Mo. December 13, 2017 Vendor Surf, LLC, a mortgage industry technology company located in St. Louis, Missouri, announces the launch of a new search engine, http://www.VendorSurf.com. Vendor Surf encompasses the entire mortgage ecosystem – from originations through secondary markets – and features an industry-wide vendor directory that supports virtually all industry roles and departments. Unlike other search engines, Vendor Surf has custom filters that span 75+ different vendor categories which can be used to narrow down the field to only those value-added partners that best answer the unique requirements of individuals. Searches, which are free, are comprehensive in that vendors are identified from all industry categories on a single site. The filters, in turn, pinpoint specific vendors based on a variety of qualifiers, such as loan type, product, service, location, etc. In addition, Vendor Surf works as a single educational resource, allowing searchers and directory vendors...

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...

Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud and art glass vase by Ercole Barovier headline Nadeau's New Year's Day auction

13 12 2017

Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b․ 1920), titled Lollipop Tree. Gorgeous mosaic vase executed circa 1925 by Italian designer Ercole Barovier (1888-1974). Large (40 inches by 28 inches) oil on canvas painting by Virginie Demont-Breton (Fr., 1859-1935). Beautiful Tiffany Studios Daffodil table lamp with leaded Favrile 20-inch glass shade. Pair of late Louis XV Charles Topino marquetry bonheurs du jour, circa 1765. An oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920) titled Lollipop Tree, and a lovely art glass vase by Ercole Barovier (It., 1888-1974), are top lots. This promises to be the most important sale we’ve held to date, one that will be even bigger and more special than previous New Year’s Day auctions.” — Ed Nadeau WINDSOR, CONN., UNITED STATES, December 13, 2017 -- WINDSOR, Conn. – An oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920) titled Lollipop Tree, a lovely art glass vase by Ercole Barovier (It., 1888-1974),...

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Declares Special Cash Dividend

13 12 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF), announced that its board of directors declared a special cash dividend of $0.07 per share on the company's common stock at its meeting Tuesday. The special dividend is payable on December 29, 2017, to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 22, 2017. Together with the four regular cash dividends paid in 2016, the special dividend brings the total dividends paid this year to $0.51 per common share.“It is rewarding to recognize outstanding performance through dividend payments to our stockholders,” said Lynn B. Fuller, Heartland’s chairman and chief executive officer. “2017 was a successful financial year and can be attributed to solid net interest margin, closure and smooth conversion of Citywide Banks, our largest merger to date, and continued focus on achieving operating efficiencies and organic growth.”Heartland has paid a dividend in every quarter since the company’s inception...

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