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HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction Unwraps New, Immersive, Sensory Experience in Times Square

14 12 2017

HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 14, 2017 -- The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) today announced the grand opening of New York City’s sweetest landmark – the new, expanded location of Hershey’s Chocolate World Times Square Attraction. The new store will give approximately four million visitors a year more ways to experience chocolate and Hershey brands than ever before, from an authentic camper where customers can enjoy made-to-order s’mores, to the warm-baked goods and Hershey-inspired treats at the HERSHEY’S Kitchens Bakery.“Hershey was the first confectionery company to create a destination for people to experience our brands firsthand, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years,” said Suzanne Jones, Vice President, The Hershey Experience. “Today, we’re proud to push our legacy forward in Times Square, the crossroads of the world. We’ve succeeded in creating a landmark destination where chocolate lovers will experience something unlike anything they’ve seen, smelled or tasted before.” The...

Optium Cyber Systems Releases Initial Results of Marketing Strategy for Monetization of Cyber Security Platform

14 12 2017

THE WOODLANDS, TX, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Optium Cyber Systems, Inc. (the Company) (OTC Pink: OCSY) today released the initial results of its marketing strategy for the monetization of its cyber security platform.   The Company is currently in final negotiations to close three long-term contracts anticipated to generate over $600,000 in annual revenue. The contracts will consist of an initial cyber vulnerability assessment and then roll into monthly managed security services. The monthly recurring monthly revenue is expected to be between $15,000 - $20,000 per contract with additional consulting services to be provided on an as-needed basis at additional cost.  “We are very pleased with the initial results of our marketing strategy,” commented George Rutherford, President of Optium Cyber Systems, Inc.  “To already be in advanced negotiations to close three contracts worth over six hundred thousand dollars in annual revenue speaks volumes for our marketing approach and...

Parker Products Announces Annual Feature Flavors

14 12 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parker Products recently launched its 2018 feature flavors for ice cream. The flavor combinations, developed by Parker’s R&D and marketing teams, were created by reconstructing chef-inspired, on-trend desserts into something new and intriguing. Highlighting Parker’s flavor bases, inclusions, grinds, coatings, fruit preps, and variegates, the 2018 feature flavors include: Pineapple Lime Bar: this novelty features a pineapple lime sorbet dipped in dark chocolate and garnished with pink peppercorn. Circus Animal: this whimsical flavor features a pink sugar cookie base, sugar cookie pieces, and confetti icing. Southern Charm: this flavor starts with a caramelized sugar base and is made complete with cracker candy pieces, honey pecans, and a whiskey sauce, conveying all the charm of the South. Heavenly Hash: paying homage to the classic dessert, this flavor features a brownie batter base, marshmallows, brownie fudge, and chocolate flakes. Cold Brew:...

SpotSee Names Roberto Pinheiro as Central and South America General Manager

14 12 2017

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpotSee, a global internet of things (IoT) connectivity platform and parent company to leading supply chain monitoring brands ShockWatch, ShockLog, SpotBot, ShockTrak, WarmMark and OpsWatch, has announced that Roberto Pinheiro is the company’s new Central and South America General Manager. In this role, Pinheiro is tasked with leading sales for all of Central and South America. “We are excited to bring Roberto onto our team,” said Tony Fonk, CEO, SpotSee. “With his extensive experience and deep knowledge of the Latin American industrial markets, we are confident he will provide instant value to our company.” Pinheiro brings nearly 30 years of sales and processes experience to his new position at SpotSee. His past experience is rooted in responsibility for sales and marketing, management of processes and interactions with distributors, making him an excellent fit at SpotSee. Additionally, Pinheiro is constantly furthering his education by participating...

SpotSee nomeia Roberto Pinheiro como Gerente Geral da América do Sul e Central

14 12 2017

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpotSee, uma plataforma de conectividade da Internet das Coisas (Internet of Things, IoT) e detentora das marcas líderes em monitoramento de cadeia de suprimentos ShockWatch, ShockLog, SpotBot, ShockTrak, WarmMark e OpsWatch, anunciou a nomeação de Roberto Pinheiro como o novo Gerente Geral da América do Sul e Central da empresa. Neste cargo, Pinheiro é encarregado de liderar as vendas de toda a América do Sul e Central. "Estamos animados em trazer Roberto para nossa equipe", disse Tony Fonk, CEO da SpotSee. "Com sua extensa experiência e profundo conhecimento dos mercados industriais latino-americanos, estamos confiantes de que ele criará valor instantâneo para nossa empresa." Pinheiro traz cerca de 30 anos de experiência em vendas e processos para seu novo cargo na SpotSee. Sua experiência anterior está enraizada em vendas e marketing, gestão de processos e interações com distribuidores, tornando-o perfeito para a SpotSee. Além disso, Pinheiro...

APS Announces New Senior Sales Manager, Capt. Scott Olinger

14 12 2017

Capt. Scott Olinger, APS Senior Sales Manager Scott’s career experience weaves together both aviation and sales experience, creating a solid foundation for him to meet the needs of our customers and help pilots make informed training decisions. Past News Releases RSS MESA, Ariz. December 14, 2017 APS, the global leader in providing customized Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) for all sectors of aviation, is pleased to announce Capt. Scott Olinger as its new Senior Sales Manager. With extensive experience in flying and flight training as well as a strong sales background, Scott is perfectly suited to serve APS customers and prospective customers. Capt. Scott Olinger’s notable aviation background includes serving as an airport manager and flight instructor providing instruction for Part 61, 135, 141 and 142 flight schools. Later in his career, Scott began flying as a demonstration pilot for Bombardier piloting Learjet 45s and 60s. Scott went on to join the...

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group to Open New Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Restaurant in San Diego

14 12 2017

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DFRG) today announced that its award-winning Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse brand will open its first restaurant in San Diego in late 2018. In addition to the San Diego restaurant, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group plans to open one more Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse restaurant in the back half of 2018 and another in the first half of 2019 in California.“We are thrilled to open our first San Diego restaurant and begin establishing a foothold for our flagship brand on the West Coast. We look forward to bringing our award winning wine program, big and bold design and prime steaks to Californians, starting in San Diego,” said Norman Abdallah, Chief Executive Officer of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.The two-story Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse planned for BRIC South in downtown San Diego will face the waterfront and will be anchored by an InterContinental Hotel. Slated to open...

FourPoint Energy Announces New Equity Financing with Quantum Energy Partners and Closes the Acquisition of Jointly Owned Properties in the Texas Panhandle

14 12 2017

DENVER, Dec. 14, 2017 -- FourPoint Energy, LLC announced today a new equity financing and the closing of a strategic upstream and midstream acquisition in the Anadarko Basin. Quantum Energy Partners has agreed to invest $489 million in common equity in FourPoint making it one of the largest unit holders. Existing equity holders have also invested an additional $36 million bringing the total of new equity raised to $525 million. Funds managed by GSO Capital Partners LP ("GSO") together with Quantum are now controlling members. "This new equity provides significant liquidity for the company to continue to grow through strategic acquisitions in the Anadarko and Permian Basins while executing on our active drilling program in the Anadarko Basin," said George Solich, President and CEO of FourPoint.    "Pro forma with the closing of this new equity and existing debt capacity, FourPoint has in excess of $900 million in liquidity for future growth," remarked...

ADDvantage Technologies Announces Financial Results for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter of 2017

14 12 2017

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma, Dec. 14, 2017 -- ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEY), today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. The twelve month period includes the financial results for the Company’s asset acquisition of Triton Miami, Inc. (“Triton Datacom”) from October 14, 2016 to September 30, 2017.“We reported strong top line revenue growth in both the fourth quarter and full fiscal year, driven by the acquisition of Triton Datacom’s assets which expanded our Telco offering into the desktop phone segment and broadened our customer reach,” commented David Humphrey, President and CEO of ADDvantage Technologies. “We see significant room for further growth in our Telco segment, specifically at Nave Communications, which reported a disappointing sales performance in fiscal 2017. We have identified the challenges faced by Nave and are directing resources into improving its sales infrastructure to allow it to...

Aramark Chefs Earn Prestigious ProChef Certification from The Culinary Institute of America

14 12 2017

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, is pleased to announce the graduation of 18 chefs from the distinguished ProChef® Certification program at The Culinary Institute of America. These Aramark chefs create the menus for and serve colleges, universities and preparatory schools across the United States and Canada, and join the 250 Aramark chefs who have already received their ProChef certification. “These chefs are dedicated to honing their craft. The CIA’s ProChef Certification gives them a way to benchmark their accomplishments,” says Certified Master Chef Brad Barnes, director of CIA Consulting and Industry Programs. “We applaud Aramark for continuing its commitment to chefs, food, and our profession.” The CIA ProChef Certification is a three-tiered, comprehensive professional development and culinary proficiency program which measures core culinary, managerial and financial acumen, including a chef's...

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