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Yamaha Ensembles Win Eight Medals at 2017 Winter Guard International...

01 01 1970

Avon High School 2017 WGI Winds Scholastic World Gold Medalists “Yamaha has been a proud supporter of WGI and indoor percussion for nearly 20 years, and is the only company that has all the instruments and products these groups need to compete at the highest level," said Troy C. Wollwage, Yamaha. DAYTON, Ohio May 08, 2017 At the 2017 Winter Guard International (WGI) Indoor Percussion & Winds World Championships, eight of the awards were earned by groups using Yamaha instruments exclusively. Since 1998, ensembles using Yamaha marching percussion instruments have captured over 116 medals. From April 20-23, more than 590 participants from across the country and around the globe convened in Dayton, Ohio for the WGI Championships, commonly called “The Sport of the Arts� due to its highly choreographed artistic and theatrical elements. Indoor percussion and indoor wind ensembles consist of the marching members and front ensemble...

Xenith partners with Cleveland Browns HELMETS Program to donate over $500,000 in top rated helmets

01 01 1970

In May, an unsuspecting Maysville High School football team traveled to the Browns training facility to watch practice and partake in a tour.  At the end of the day, they were surprised with a new set of top rated helmets by Cleveland Browns players. The Maysville Panthers are the first of many lucky teams over the next five years to be fully outfitted in Xenith helmets. After the reveal, as a part of the next "Browns Give Back" moment, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was randomly selected to be the next recipient of a $25,000 donation of Xenith helmets. "University Hospitals Sports Medicine is committed to supporting a safe sporting environment for athletes of all ages," said Dr. James E. Voos, University Hospital and Brown's head team physician, "We are proud to continue to support The HELMETS Program." ...

XDBS Announces Julie Strong as New Chief Executive Officer

01 01 1970

Press Release - updated: Aug 17, 2017 05:00 PDT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, August 17, 2017 - XDBS Corporation is pleased to announce that Julie Strong has joined the senior leadership team as its new Chief Executive Officer. Kartik Anand will assume the role of Executive Chairman with immediate effect. Julie comes to XDBS with a wealth of knowledge of this vertical and B2B lead generation category. She was most recently the CEO for Wheelhouse, a lead generation enterprise based in Palo Alto. While there, she expanded the company’s sales and marketing efforts, developing products and service lines that resulted in the expansion of its value and profits year over year.  She moved to the CEO position at Wheelhouse after 3 years where she led efforts to improve the company’s bottom-line, streamlined operations and improved the company’s overall value. At XDBS, Julie will use her experience to focus on building the brand while creating a new sales and marketing presence...

Wyndham Hotel Group Adds 370,000 Sq. Ft. of Meeting Space in 2017

01 01 1970

The new addition becomes the fourth resort to join the Dolce brand since it was acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group. Focused on connectivity, creativity and nourishment, the brand's IACC-certified hotels offer creative spaces designed to inspire discovery. The new resort also builds on the company's escalating growth momentum in the group and meeting space: in 2017, Wyndham Hotel Group opened 415 hotels adding 150 new meeting spaces in the U.S. alone.  "Wyndham Hotel Group partners with meeting and event planners on every type of meeting – whether a major convention, an intimate board meeting or something in between – across our expansive portfolio," said Barry Goldstein, Wyndham Hotel Group's chief marketing officer. "As demand for meetings travel continues to grow, we will continue expanding our unsurpassed portfolio with unique and flexible spaces in the most coveted destinations." ...

World Travels Lead to Book on Self-Awareness

01 01 1970

Business Innovation Expert's Debut Book is Top-Ranked on Amazon.com It took me traveling around the world, getting away from all the external noise and having the space to connect with others in meaningful ways to change my conversations.”— Ida Abdalkhani, Founder & Chief Catalyzer at Ability to EngageANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES , October 6, 2017 () -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ABILITY TO ENGAGE FOUNDER PUBLISHES TOP-RANKED BOOK ON SELF-AWARENESSAnn Arbor, Michigan — As she traveled to more than 100 countries, a business innovation expert uncovered a secret to happiness that’s become the basis for her new book — one that, in its first week of publication, ranked in the top 1.5 percent of Amazon.com’s best sellers.Whether she was chatting with retirees playing backgammon in Cypress or observing women laughing on the beaches of Montenegro, Ability to Engage Chief Catalyzer & Founder Ida Abdalkhani discovered that across cultures, the most...

Woolpert Providing Geospatial Support, Heating Overhaul, Taxiway Rehab...

01 01 1970

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio May 10, 2017 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s (WPAFB) 88th Air Base Wing have contracted with Woolpert for multiple architecture, engineering and geospatial projects at WPAFB. The Dayton-based firm is preparing an area development plan (ADP) for one of the centers at the base, designing a heating system, rehabilitating two taxiways, and providing geospatial application and database support for the Air Force GeoBase program. Woolpert signed a one-year, $4.7 million GeoBase contract last summer to provide consistent, cost-effective geospatial information across multiple installations. The GeoBase concept aims to achieve economies of scale through a “one installation, one map” plan. Per the engineering services provided, the USACE has commissioned Woolpert to prepare design drawings for replacing a high-temperature hot water heating system for a portion of Area A with independent, natural...

Woolpert Part of $90M Design, Planning Contract Awarded by USACE,...

01 01 1970

DAYTON, Ohio March 16, 2017 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Japan District, has contracted with Woolpert to provide architecture and engineering services in support of military design and planning at various locations in Japan. This $90 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is for one base year, plus four one-year option years. It is a shared total capacity contract, with 12 awardees. “We’re honored to continue our design work with the USACE in Japan, whether it be in a joint venture or on our own,” said David Ziegman, Woolpert military market director and senior vice president. The joint venture of Woolpert and KZF Design, W-KZF JV, was awarded three task orders totaling about $6.95 million to support the design of a $150 million CV-22 complex at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Japan. In 2015, W-KZF JV was contracted to design a replacement for Kadena Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan, and was tasked to provide full design and construction...

Woolpert Designs $25M Dannon Distribution Center

01 01 1970

MINSTER, Ohio May 04, 2017 Woolpert, working with Mound Technologies and Ferguson Construction, has designed a roughly 300,000-square-foot refrigerated distribution center for The Dannon Co. in Minster, Ohio. The approximately $25 million steel structure will have 50 dock doors and five penthouses for refrigeration equipment. Woolpert provided structural steel design services for the Minster warehouse on a fast-track project delivery schedule, which allows construction to get underway as soon as individual bid packages are completed. This process compresses the project schedule, saving time and money. Woolpert—a national architecture, engineering and geospatial firm founded in Dayton in 1911—has extensive experience that supports the fast-track project delivery process, enabling the firm to easily adjust when changes are requested during construction. Ferguson Construction is building the distribution center. Mound Technologies, the project’s...

Winsupply brings immersive VR bath and kitchen shopping to plumbing showroom customers

01 01 1970

With Libby VR (Luxurious Inspiration Built By You), customers can immerse themselves in the bathroom of their dreams. Using the latest in virtual reality technology they will be able to customize textures, flooring, paint colors and, most importantly, shower systems, bathtubs, faucets and vanities. Winsupply is introducing Libby VR in partnership with American Standard, part of LIXIL, which has led the way in developing innovative bath and kitchen products for more than 140 years. "Whether your home tastes are traditional, transitional, or modern, we have a virtual environment for you to customize and find design inspiration," said Daryn Cherry, national showroom manager, Winsupply Inc. "You'll be able to design a master bath, guest bath or even a powder room. Utilizing Oculus Rift VR goggles, it will look as if you're immersed in the bathroom of your...

Winners announced for the third annual SANsational Awards

01 01 1970

"We’re here to acknowledge great work and help each other.” ~Sharyl Thompson, chair of the 2017 SANsational Award Committee Boulder, CO October 09, 2017 The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) and the State Authorization Network (SAN) are pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd annual SANsational Awards. These awards recognize outstanding efforts by SAN member institutions and organizations in developing a high-quality, comprehensive solution to a challenging state authorization issue. Works recognized by the SANsational Awards present solutions that meet the needs of regulators, the institution and, most especially, students. These efforts serve as models which can be adapted or replicated by others. The 2017 SANsational Award winners are categorized into three areas: identifying where students are located, notifications/disclosures for institutional state authorizations and compliance status, and notifications/disclosures for professional licensure...

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