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Nancy Plattner Johnson, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

12 12 2017

    LONGWOOD, FL, December 12, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Nancy Plattner Johnson, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Johnson celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in his field. 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.Fully committed to her career for 46 years, Dr. Johnson first taught in Chicago at the Harvard School for Boys in 1960. A rewarding opportunity, she then worked for two other public school systems as a mathematics teacher in both Missouri and Ohio....

Wintrust Announces Veterans First Mortgage Acquisition Agreement

12 12 2017

ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 11, 2017 -- Wintrust Financial Corporation (“Wintrust”) (Nasdaq:WTFC) announced that its subsidiary, Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A., through its division Wintrust Mortgage, has negotiated the terms of an agreement to purchase certain assets and assume certain liabilities of iFreedom Direct Corporation DBA Veterans First Mortgage, a Utah Corporation (Veterans First Mortgage) subject to conditions including final due diligence, execution of a definitive agreement and approval from mortgage regulators. The agreement is also expected to include servicing rights from Veterans First Mortgage on approximately 9,000 loans, totaling an estimated $1.4 billion in principal balance.Veterans First Mortgage is a consumer direct lender with three offices, operating two in Salt Lake City and one in San Diego. The company is projected to originate in excess of $800 million in loans in 2017 and employ approximately 400 employees. Veterans First Mortgage specializes in...

Final Preclinical Asthma Study Confirms Efficacy

12 12 2017

Clear confirmation of efficacy of Cynata’s proprietary Cymerus™ MSCs in second preclinical asthma studyTreatment with Cymerus MSCs in clinically-relevant model caused significantly greater reduction of airway hyperresponsiveness, airway remodelling and fibrosis compared to corticosteroid treatmentCombination therapy involving Cymerus MSCs and corticosteroids resulted in a pronounced synergistic effect, producing marked anti-inflammatory effects in addition to the benefits seen with Cymerus MSC treatment aloneStrong efficacy data from this trial advances path towards clinical trials in asthma, a disease that impacts +300 million people globally1MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company, Cynata Therapeutics Limited (ASX:CYP), is pleased to announce that it has received the final report on the effects of Cymerus MSCs in combination with or in comparison to the corticosteroid dexamethasone in a further preclinical asthma study.  Corticosteroids...

Beeline Bikes and Wheel & Sprocket Partner to Open First Mobile Bike Shop in Chicago

11 12 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017 -- Beeline Bikes, a full-service mobile bike shop, announced today the launch of Beeline Bikes Powered by Wheel & Sprocket, its first Illinois location. This new mobile bike shop is owned and operated by Wheel & Sprocket, led by Noel Kegel, and offers expert bike service and advice with a fully stocked mobile bike repair shop that travels to the customer at the location, day and time of their choosing. Through an exclusive partnership with Raleigh and Diamondback Bikes, Beeline also offers bike sales and delivery, as well as parts, service and accessories throughout Chicagoland. Beeline Bikes Powered by Wheel & Sprocket provides an unparalleled and convenient bike repair service to Chicago and surrounding communities."Wheel & Sprocket has been in business since the 1970s, but we understood that the nature of retail was rapidly evolving, especially in large metropolitan areas like Chicago because of increasing demand for convenience,"...

Briggs & Stratton Acquires Commercial Spreader And Sprayer Product Line

11 12 2017

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation today announced that it has acquired the assets of Ground Logic, Inc. of Lincoln, NE, a designer and manufacturer of premium stand-on commercial spreaders and spreader/sprayers for fertilizer and pesticide-herbicide lawn applications on mid- to large-sized residential and commercial properties. Briggs & Stratton acquires commercial spreader and sprayer product line. Briggs & Stratton acquires commercial spreader and sprayer product line. "This acquisition supports Briggs & Stratton's strategy to 'fill out the trailer' of the commercial lawn and turf professional, with highly-regarded products that are built to stand up to the toughest working demands," says Harold L. Redman, Senior Vice President and Group President - Turf & Consumer Products, Briggs & Stratton. "We will be able to use our industry-leading global distribution network to accelerate growth and are eager to...

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Spectrum Investment Advisors Was Named A Best Place To Work In Money Management By Pensions & Investments

11 12 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Spectrum Investment Advisors, located in Mequon, Wisconsin, was named a 2017 Best Place to Work in Money Management, by Pensions & Investments. The sixth-annual survey and recognition program is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in the money management industry. "We are honored to be recognized by a nationally known publication," said James Marshall, president of Spectrum Investment Advisors. "This award starts with our culture and the wonderful people that are part of it. At Spectrum, we celebrate corporate successes as well as individual team member successes and we encourage our employees to find a balance between working hard and enjoying their lives and families." "All of the firms being recognized this year are leaders when it comes to creating a great place to work," said P&I Editor Amy Resnick. "It was great to see, reflected in the survey comments, how significant it is for employees to feel valued by their...

John Carroll University Welcomes 25th President: Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.

11 12 2017

CLEVELAND, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D., has been elected by the John Carroll University Board of Directors as the institution's 25th president. The Board approved the decision on December 6, 2017. Dr. Johnson will join John Carroll on July 1, 2018, with an appointment that runs through 2023. Dr. Johnson currently serves as Provost of Babson College, the top-ranked school for entrepreneurship in the United States, where he is also Professor of Marketing. Prior to his role at Babson, he served for ten years as Dean, E.M. Statler Professor and Professor of Marketing at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, a global leader in hospitality education. Dr. Johnson was a Professor of Marketing at the University of Michigan for 24 years, where he became the D. Maynard Phelps Professor, before joining Cornell University in 2006.  He earned a doctorate in behavioral science and marketing and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a bachelor's...

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