Corpus Christi Local News

Massage Heights Friendswood under New Ownership

15 12 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today that local husband-and-wife entrepreneurs David and Janette Burlington have acquired the Massage Heights location at 303 W. Parkwood Ave. in Friendswood, Texas. Massage Heights Friendswood first opened its doors in 2012, with the Burlingtons assuming ownership in October 2017.David Burlington has been with Massage Heights for over a decade, most recently as the area manager for the Washington Heights and Sienna Village locations in the Houston area. Prior to that role, David managed the Leon Springs Retreat in San Antonio, which is owned and operated by his sister, Jennifer Burlington. Under David's leadership, Leon Springs and Washington Heights became Massage Heights' top-performing locations in the country. Before joining Massage Heights, David was a general manager in the restaurant industry, as well as a bass fishing guide...

CB Insights Names CognitiveScale to AI 100 for Second Consecutive Year

15 12 2017

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2017) - CognitiveScale, the leading augmented intelligence software company, today announced it has been named to the AI 100 for the second year in a row. The annual list honors a select group of promising private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. CognitiveScale's unique augmented intelligence software and industry-specific AI for financial services, healthcare, and digital commerce markets earned the company recognition in the Cross-Industry category. "This year's list was culled from 1000+ applications and looks even more impressive," said Anand Sanwal, CEO, CB Insights. "These are companies using artificial intelligence in industries from drug discovery and cybersecurity to robotics and legal tech. I'm happy that CB Insights is able to shine a light on the founders and companies that will revolutionize these industries and look forward to seeing what they do in 2018 and beyond." "While most artificial...

550 Broad Street Announces Culinary Kitchen and Food Incubator/Coworking Space Tenant

15 12 2017

Newark, NJ, December 15, 2017 -- Pilotworks Newark, a premier shared commercial kitchen space is coming Downtown Newark. Pilotworks is a company that provides a co-working space that’s also an incubator, test kitchen, and commissary for emerging food and beverage brands to entrepreneurs in the food industry looking to grow and expand their businesses. Local food vendors, chefs, restaurateurs and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to utilize an amazing space which features linen, garbage & receiving, branding and mentoring services as well as the modern and stylish co-working space.At Pilotworks, their aim is to support food entrepreneurs by providing the space and specialty equipment they will need to lower their cost basis. Their mentoring program will assist in helping the entrepreneur with branding, sourcing, staffing, fundraising and more. Members can also utilize special software to interact with each other and book the available spaces. With current locations in...

More Convenient Transportation for Fishing Supplies Invented (AUP-854)

15 12 2017

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InventHelp Inventor Develops Modified Raised Box Hunting Blind (HUN-466)

15 12 2017

PITTSBURGH December 15, 2017 Many hunters need or want to be above the ground to spot their game before they can get away. Ground blinds are not always the answer, so raised box blinds are often resorted to. However, conventional models present access problems for hunters with lots of equipment and hunters with physical disabilities due to age, injury, disease, etc. "In order to solve all of these problems, I came up with this design," said an inventor from Pointblank, Texas. EAGLE NEST HUNTER'S LIFT provides more convenience and safety than conventional raised box blinds. It allows for quicker, easier transport of supplies to and from the blind. It also helps avoid overexertion, strain, struggle, falls and injuries. Overall, it promotes efficiency and peace of mind. Ergonomic, versatile and easy to use, the EAGLE NEST HUNTERS LIFT is particularly helpful for elderly and/or physically handicapped hunters. The original design was submitted to the Houston office of InventHelp....

OrthoPediatrics Corp. Appoints Samuel D. Riccitelli to its Board of Directors

15 12 2017

WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 15, 2017 -- OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics”) (NASDAQ:KIDS), a company exclusively focused on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, announced today the appointment of Samuel D. Riccitelli to its Board of Directors as an independent member, effective immediately. The appointment of Mr. Riccitelli brings the Company’s Board to 11 members. Mr. Riccitelli will be a member of the Governance Committee of the Board.Terry Schlotterback, Chairman of the OrthoPediatrics Board of Directors, said, “Sam brings a wealth of direct experience to the OrthoPediatrics Board that includes building medical technology companies that transitioned from private to public ownership. He also has a strong understanding of the process of novel technology development. I am excited to welcome Sam to the Board of Directors and look forward to leveraging his extensive background in the healthcare industry.”Mr. Riccitelli, age 58,  has more than 30 years of experience in...

STRmix™ Used in Brooklyn Murder Case

15 12 2017

WASHINGTON December 15, 2017 STRmix™ – the sophisticated forensic software used to resolve mixed DNA profiles previously thought to be too complex to interpret – has been used in a case (Kings County Supreme Court, Case #07867-2016) in which a Brooklyn, NY man was convicted of murder for slashing the throat of his estranged wife. In its first use in a Brooklyn trial, STRmix™ assisted with the identification of the defendant’s DNA in several pieces of evidence. Evidence in the case showed that blood found inside the victim’s car, as well as on a t-shirt worn by the defendant, contained a mixture of DNA from both the victim and the defendant. According to testimony in the trial, the victim, Karen Ashley, was found dead in her car in September 2016. Police said Ms. Ashley’s throat had been cut. She also suffered multiple knife wounds to her body. Ms. Ashley’s common-law husband, Beresford Ashley, turned himself into police shortly after the incident. He told police that...

U.S. District Court Ruling Protects Flood-Prone Consumers from False Advertising

15 12 2017

PITMAN, N.J. December 15, 2017 Smart Vent Products, Inc., a leader in wet and dry floodproofing solutions, announced that the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey {case number 13-5691} ruled Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc., {CSD}, a competitor of Smart Vent, falsely represented its flood vents to be compliant with FEMA’s Technical Bulletin 1, August 2008 {TB-1}. CSD’s false claims may have misled homeowners that CSD flood vents were compliant with FEMA’s TB-1, which has strict standards for flood protection. Smart Vent filed the unfair competition suit against CSD in 2013 to primarily help ensure that homeowners don’t lose their largest asset, their home and its irreplaceable contents, and businessowners don’t lose the company store, because un-certified and ineffective flood vents failed to meet federal standards. Smart Vent’s state-of-the-art flood vents are certified by the International Code Council Evaluation Service. This body evaluates mass-produced...

VanZandt Controls, LLC Acquires Machining Assets from Flatland Forge, Inc

15 12 2017

ODESSA, Texas, Dec. 15, 2017 -- VanZandt Controls, LLC ("VanZandt" or the "Company"), an OFS Energy Fund ("OFS") portfolio company, has acquired the machining assets of Flatland Forge, Inc. ("Flatland"). The acquisition represents a vertical integration of VanZandt's supply chain, allowing VanZandt to internally machine key components utilized in the packaging of automated valves. With its new machining capabilities, VanZandt will have greater control of the quality and delivery time of its products to better support its customers. "We are thrilled to acquire these premier machining assets and have the exceptional machinists of Flatland join our team. By bringing machining capabilities in-house, we can more quickly and reliably supply products to our customers," said Larry Richards, VanZandt's President and CEO. Since its founding in January 2015, VanZandt has quickly grown into one of the top providers of automated valves in west Texas. It serves blue chip upstream,...

ATX Energy Partners Announces Equity Commitment of Up to $780 Million

15 12 2017

AUSTIN, Texas and NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2017 -- ATX Energy Partners ("ATX" or the "Company"), a newly formed oil and gas exploration and production company, and the successor company to Brigham Resources, today announced that it has received a line of equity financing of up to $780 million led by Warburg Pincus alongside Yorktown Partners and Pine Brook. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, ATX intends to pursue early-stage and emerging unconventional resource opportunities where the management team sees the potential for significant value creation by applying the proven operational capabilities that drove its prior successes in both the Southern Delaware Basin and the Williston Basin.  The Company is led by Chief Executive Officer Gene Shepherd, who brings over 35 years of financial and operational experience in the energy industry.  Most recently, Mr. Shepherd was Chief Executive Officer of Brigham Resources, which sold its Delaware Basin assets to Diamondback Energy in February...

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