ServiceMaster Appoints Marvin Davis New Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

“Marvin is a skilled, strategic marketing executive, with a broad background in a range of consumer businesses with large subscriber bases, similar to ours,” said ServiceMaster Chief Executive Officer Robert Gillette. “His track record of achieving customer and revenue growth in other brand-rich categories like wireless, cable, and consumer products and services will be extremely … Read Full Press Release

First Bankcard Introduces New Credit Card Benefits for Small Business and Middle Market Business Customers

“We’re excited to introduce these three new card benefits to the small business and middle market business audience,” said Mark Chronister, Senior Vice President, Consumer Product Group. “We continually strive to help business owners succeed. First Bankcard is committed to proactively researching and identifying new value-add credit card features and benefits our business customers desire. … Read Full Press Release

Westleaf Cannabis is Redefining Retail Across Canada — CFN Media

The current retail landscape consists primarily of two types of stores: head shops, and Apple store “knockoffs”. In general, the head shops alienate the broader consumer audience, while the Apple store “knockoffs” are undifferentiated and do not educate new cannabis users. Westleaf is betting they can create a substantially different and appealing retail experience, that … Read Full Press Release

Fitch Rates Colgates EUR500MM Notes AA-

Fitch Ratings has assigned an ‘AA-‘ rating to Colgate-Palmolive Company’s (Colgate) EUR500 million senior unsecured medium-term notes due May 2019. Fitch rates Colgate’s IDR ‘AA-‘ with a Stable Outlook. The notes will be priced at 3-month Euribor plus a spread with a 0% floor as the reference rate is currently negative. Proceeds will be used … Read Full Press Release

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Appoints Andy Mooney to CEO

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), the world leader in musical instruments, announced today that Andrew “Andy” P. Mooney has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Mooney joins FMIC from Quiksilver, Inc. and brings significant experience growing global brands such as Disney Consumer Products (DCP) and Nike, Inc. The addition of Mooney will help … Read Full Press Release

Keurig Green Mountain Agrees to Pay $5.8 Million Civil Penalty, Improve Internal Compliance for Failure to Report Defective Coffee Brewers

The penalty settles charges that Keurig knowingly failed to report a defect and unreasonable risk of serious injury to CPSC immediately with Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems, as required by federal law. Between 2010 and 2014, Keurig received about 200 reports of hot water, coffee, and coffee grounds spraying out of the brewers. In more … Read Full Press Release

Agora Holdings, Inc. Provides FRAME for Personal Branding

For many social media users — be it corporate brand, small business, celebrity, executives and even presidential candidates — social media has become a method of personal branding. Having a social media account makes the user searchable, and therefore puts them in the public spotlight on a global scale. For this reason, it is vitally … Read Full Press Release

Nemaska Lithium Announces Shareholder Meeting Voting Results

The six nominees listed in the Management Proxy Circular dated November 8, 2016 were elected as Directors of Nemaska Lithium at the Meeting. Voting results are as follows: Board of Directors elected Voting results at the Meeting in respect of the appointment of the external auditors, the reconfirmation of the Shareholder Rights Plan Agreement and … Read Full Press Release

After fatal fire, how to know if a hoverboard is safe, and what to do if one has one or is going to buy one?

John Drengenberg, UL’s consumer safety director, saying that the firm’s testing of hoverboards and hoverboard batteries found hundreds of models that “passed the stringent safety requirements.” Again, finding hoverboards and batteries, chargers with UL certification is advised, and online retailer Amazon, for example, continues to carry UL-certified hoverboard models despite its ban on many other … Read Full Press Release

GXG Announces Ted Sullivan To Join As Chief Revenue Officer

Most recently Ted was SVP of sales and business development for the consumer business unit at Equifax where he had responsibility for selling B2B2C identity protection solutions and breach remediation services targeting prospects across a dozen industry verticals. He established formal engagement and processes to leverage the enterprise sales forces to sell consumer solutions to … Read Full Press Release

Rythm Accelerates Sleep Research and Neurotechnology Efforts With a Prestigious Scientific Advisory Board and Advances in the AI XPRIZE Competition

The human brain is the most complex organ in the known universe, and understanding the brain and sleep are among the biggest scientific challenges of the century. One-third of the population does not sleep well or sufficiently long. Currently, there are no obvious solutions to this epidemic. However, international research in neuroscience and Rythm are … Read Full Press Release

LoanCare Names Adam Saab Chief Operating Officer

In this executive leadership position, Saab is responsible for leading LoanCare’s effective and cohesive operations management team to manage business plan objectives, maximize client business opportunities and meet customer service goals and standards. In his most previous role, Saab held the position of senior vice president at PNC Mortgage where he was responsible for core … Read Full Press Release

Texas State Railroad Announces Service to the North Pole

Texas State Railroad begins service to the North Pole aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS(TM) starting on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The magical story comes to life the minute the train departs the Palestine Depot for the journey to the North Pole. (The adventure is even more fun when families and friends show up in their pajamas!) … Read Full Press Release

RippleNami, Inc. Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International

RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a blockchain map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, has been named the gold winner in the Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International, the only independent global business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier … Read Full Press Release