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Top 10 U.S. Gas Station Brands Ranked By Customers

16 01 2018

BOSTON January 16, 2018 The words "gas station" may stir up thoughts of oil-stained floors, bathrooms keys attached to a hubcap, or small racks of gum near the cash register, but today’s top brands prove that buying gas can be a whole new experience. GasBuddy, the only smartphone app that connects more than 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, today issues its list of the Top 10 Gas Station Brands in the U.S.—revealing which gas station convenience store brands made the rankings in 2017. “These are destination brands that directly compete with restaurants, coffee shops, and—in some cases—even supermarkets,” said Frank Beard, convenience store and retail trends analyst at GasBuddy. “Although gas stations are still in the business of selling gas, the leading brands have become so much more. They’re a refuge for motorists looking for great food, an amazing cup of coffee, or some of the best customer service you’ll find anywhere.” Top 10 Gas Station Brands...

Meijer Chefs Reveal How to Make Three Popular Comfort Soups

16 01 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 16, 2018 -- It's no surprise that during the dark frigid months of a Midwest winter, comfort foods reign supreme. And for many Midwesterners, comfort food comes in the form of soup. It turns out that soup may be bringing more comfort to more people this year as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that there are more cases of influenza this year that rival the last severe outbreak.Whether soup possesses healing qualities or not is debatable; however, according to Fine Cooking, soup, being more liquid than most foods, helps with rehydration, as fevers and viruses rob the body of fluids. If illness or cabin fever is motivating you to make your own homemade soup, the Meijer chefs who oversee the retailer's fresh deli and meal selections offer their tips on making three popular soups of the season: Creamy Lobster Bisque, Lemon Chicken Rice Soup, and a vegetarian favorite, Curried Winter Squash Laksa.The trick to making any good soup is to...

ICB to purchase Manitowoc Company headquarters

16 01 2018

MANITOWOC, Wis., Jan. 16, 2018 -- Investors Community Bank CEO Tim Schneider announced that the bank has agreed to purchase the former Manitowoc Company headquarters at 2400 S. 44th Street in Manitowoc and is planning on moving to the site at a future date. “As ICB continues to grow, we are nearing capacity in our existing space. We are currently housed in two buildings at our Rapids Road location, so we wanted to look at larger facility options and remain in the community,” said Schneider. “The former Manitowoc Company building is a perfect fit for our employees and space needs, as it also allows for future expansion under one rooftop.”Added Schneider: “We are thrilled to be able to expand into this space and make a long-term commitment to Manitowoc County. Our roots were formed in this community more than 20 years ago when we first opened Investors Community Bank, and this move solidifies our dedication to remaining a viable part of this area, as well as the regional banking...

Driver Sam Mayer Has Signed to Race for JR Motorsports

16 01 2018

Press Release - updated: Jan 16, 2018 10:04 EST NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., January 16, 2018 - Ranier Racing Development driver Sam Mayer has signed to race for JR Motorsports' championship-winning Late Model program for the 2018 season. The 14-year-old from Franklin, Wisconsin, will take the seat of the team's second entry hoping to continue the run of success the team has had over the past several years that includes back to back championships in 2016 and 2017. Mayer, son of former Indy Car and road racing star Scott Mayer, will join 2017 CARS Late Model Stock Car Series champion Josh Berry as a teammate for 2018. Mayer, who began racing go-karts at the age of four, ended his first Late Model campaign in 2017 on the strength of three victories and 13 top-10 finishes, including the youngest driver to ever win a Late Model race at historic Greenville Pickens Speedway. Mayer also competed in the prestigious Myrtle Beach 400 that included the top Late Model drivers in the country...

Filament Games and AppClinic Release New Collection of Games and Apps for Healthcare and Veterinary Learning

16 01 2018

AppClinic Simulations like those included in the AppClinic collection are a practical way to encourage deeper learning and longer retention, which are critical for students looking to excel in healthcare and veterinary programs. MADISON, Wis. January 16, 2018 Award-winning learning game developer Filament Games and industry newcomer AppClinic are pleased to announce the launch of the AppClinic series, a collection of cutting-edge digital applications and games that enable students and professionals in the healthcare and veterinary industries to study, develop, and practice their skills. This affordable, award-winning collection of apps was designed and developed by academics, and is already being used by hundreds of students worldwide. Each app is targeted towards a specific learning outcome, and provides turnkey study and practice content for students looking to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of key concepts in the healthcare and veterinary fields. “We’re tremendously...

LifeNet Health Selects Esker’s Cloud Solution to Automate Key Processes

16 01 2018

Esker was the only one we talked to that could handle consignment orders — the only one MIDDLETON, Wis. January 16, 2018 Esker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, today announced that LifeNet Health, a non-profit global leader in regenerative medicine and the world’s largest provider of allograft surgical solutions, has signed on to automate its order management operations using Esker’s Order Processing solution. The solution will be implemented in the cloud and integrate directly with LifeNet Health’s SAP® software system. LifeNet Health’s implants are time sensitive, making speed and accuracy when processing customer requests imperative. With Esker, LifeNet Health now has a proven and long-term solution for achieving its primary objective — creating a faster, smarter and more scalable order management operation to support its life-saving mission. A key factor in LifeNet Health’s decision in choosing Esker...

Teekay Offshore Partners Announces Public Offering of Series E Preferred Units

16 01 2018

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jan. 16, 2018 -- Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore or the Partnership) (NYSE:TOO) announced today that it plans to offer in a public offering Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (Series E Preferred Units), representing limited partner interests in the Partnership. Teekay Offshore expects to grant the underwriters for the offering a 30-day option to purchase additional Series E Preferred Units. The Partnership expects to use the net proceeds from the public offering for general partnership purposes, which may include funding installment payments on newbuildings and conversion projects and debt repayments.Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. is an international provider of marine transportation, oil production, storage, long-distance towing and offshore installation and maintenance and safety services to the oil industry, primarily focusing on oil production-related activities of its customers and operating in offshore oil...

The Expert Network Celebrates the New Year by Highlighting the Accomplishments of Some of Their Distinguished Professionals in 2017

16 01 2018

Press Release - updated: Jan 16, 2018 08:45 EST NEW YORK, N.Y., January 16, 2018 - The Expert Network, an invitation-only brand and reputation management company for top-rated professionals, is ringing in the new year with a look back on their achievements and milestones throughout 2017. Founded in 2015, the Expert Network has continued to excel in their mission of helping industry-leaders in medicine, law, wealth management, real estate, and mortgages, cultivate an online reputation that amplifies their accomplishments and forms a coherent digital brand. Over the past 12 months, the Expert Network has expanded their brand-enhancing services to include, among other things, website design and development, social media management, and targeted press releases. In November, they hosted their second annual networking summit in New York, which offered their members a unique opportunity to learn about branding and reputation management from one of the world's leading experts on the subject,...

Fuel Education Joins as Latest Renaissance Growth Alliance Partner

16 01 2018

“Our collaboration with FuelEd will help teachers better engage students and evaluate performance, giving them a complete, data-driven picture of student mastery,” says Paula O’Gorman, senior vice president of corporate affairs at Renaissance. WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. January 16, 2018 Renaissance®, the leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, announces Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) as the latest Renaissance Growth Alliance™ partner. As part of the Renaissance Growth Alliance, the companies are bringing together their complementary solutions to provide teachers with personalized instruction to help increase student engagement and mastery. The integration, which is supported by Renaissance’s assessment-driven instruction solution, Renaissance Flow 360™, will enable teachers to use Renaissance Star 360® assessment data to accurately place students into FuelEd’s Stride™ adaptive learning solution. Stride guides students to practice where they need it most by providing engaging...

Video Professor Founder's Latest Product is a Blast

16 01 2018

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 16, 2018 -- John W. Scherer, known to millions as the Video Professor, has been out of the public eye since selling his computer tutorial company a few years ago.He was such a fixture on cable TV commercials that he became a household name and even late night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno mentioned him during their monologues. With the commercials gone, Scherer has fallen out of the public view but his new product could make him famous all over again.It all started when Scherer was approached to be the spokesperson for the Canless Air System O2 Hurricane, a canned air replacement. You know, those toxic blasters with the little red straws used to dust off everything from computer keyboards to factory equipment? The ones that freeze your hands from the propellant inside, and often spew a mysterious chemical residue on whatever you're dusting? The O2 Hurricane is an electronic, rechargeable version of computer duster which solves those problems and more...

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