American Railcar Industries, Inc. Names John O’Bryan President and Chief Executive Officer
06 02 2018
ST. CHARLES, Mo., Feb. 05, 2018 -- American Railcar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARII) (“ARI” or the “Company”) today announced that ARI’s Board of Directors has appointed John O’Bryan as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors had appointed Mr. O’Bryan as the President and Interim Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2018.ARI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, SungHwan Cho, stated “We are pleased to appoint John as President and Chief Executive Officer of ARI. John joined ARI as Chief Commercial Officer in June 2017 and has already made great strides in building a leading sales team. John has demonstrated significant leadership and has deep industry expertise with 29 years of experience. We are confident in John’s ability to lead ARI to continued success.”Prior to joining ARI, Mr. O’Bryan was President and CEO of American Railcar Leasing, a leading railcar leasing company with over 35,000 railcars under...
Jillian A. Wood Promoted to Managing Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC
05 02 2018
Stange Law Firm, PC is proud to announce that Jillian A. Wood has been promoted to Managing Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC
Press Release - updated: Feb 5, 2018 17:00 CST
Clayton, Missouri, February 5, 2018 - Stange Law Firm, PC is proud to announce that Jillian A. Wood has been promoted to Managing Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC. Stange Law Firm, PC is a divorce and family law firm in the Midwest with offices in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas in areas such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita and beyond.
Lawyer Jillian A. Wood started with Stange Law Firm, PC in 2012. Jillian began as an associate attorney and has rose through the ranks within the firm having assumed previously several different positions. These positions include being a Senior Associate Attorney, Team Leader and a Partner.
Jillian has been instrumental in the firm's growth at Stange Law Firm, PC having overseen the rapid growth of the Illinois...
Stacey Quintero Wolfe, MD, FAANS, Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Achievements in Medicine
05 02 2018
WINSTON-SALEM, NC, February 05, 2018 -- Stacey Quintero Wolfe, MD, FAANS has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Dr. Wolfe is an associate professor of neurological surgery with the Wake Forest School of Medicine and director of the residency program at the affiliated Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She is known for her work in building the stroke and cerebrovascular program at Wake Forest as Director of Neurointerventional Surgery, and for her efforts in educating the public on stroke and brain injury.Dr. Wolfe graduated from the six-year combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and completed neurosurgical residency at the University of Miami under the mentorship...
Philly Pretzel Factory Concession Truck Heading to Minneapolis to Support its Home Team and Give the City a Taste of Philadelphia
02 02 2018
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2, 2018 -- Philly Pretzel Factory, the largest Philly style pretzel bakery in the world, has embarked on a cross-country trip driving its concession truck from Philadelphia to Minneapolis in support of its underdog football team playing on February 4, 2018. While in Minnesota, the company knows that Philly Pretzel Factory fans from all over the U.S. will love to enjoy its fresh, "served hot outta the oven" pretzels.
On January 21st, the morning of the NFC Championship game, a franchisee in Pennsylvania came up with an idea to create a pretzel in the shape of a dog bone, referring to it as an “underdog pretzel bone.” He sold them, donating proceeds to his local animal shelter. Once the news made its way through the franchise system, additional locations across state lines began making the “underdog pretzel bones” over the last two weeks, donating part of the proceeds to local animal...
"We're excited to support our hometown players...
Nordstrom Announces Relocation Of Oak Park Mall Store To Country Club Plaza
02 02 2018
SEATTLE, Feb. 2, 2018 -- Nordstrom, Inc. today announced plans to relocate its Oak Park Mall store in Overland Park, Kansas, to Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The new, approximately 116,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2021. Nordstrom will continue serving customers at its current location in Oak Park Mall until it relocates.
"We've been fortunate to be able to serve our customers in this market at Oak Park Mall for the past 20 years and look forward to offering them a new shopping experience at Country Club Plaza," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. "Kansas City continues to be a terrific market for us. We want to grow our business here, which means we need to invest in bringing our customers the best we have to offer when it comes to both our digital capabilities and our physical locations. By building a new store, we're excited to provide a new experience that makes shopping with us even more convenient."
People Centric Consulting Group Announces New CEO
02 02 2018
People Centric Consulting Group has been transforming companies since 2012.
People Centric Consulting Group is a full-service business consulting firm, with an emphasis on creating high performance cultures and engaged and motivated employees.
February 02, 2018
Don Harkey has become the CEO of People Centric, replacing Randy Mayes, effective February 1, 2018. Randy Mayes has sold his interest in the company, leaving Don Harkey as the sole shareholder. The company has also promoted Diana Day to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
“Randy was instrumental in creating the vision for People Centric Consulting Group and we will forever be grateful for his contribution to this company. People Centric will continue to work towards our vision of putting people at the center of every organization. We are not just building a company, we are creating a movement.” says new CEO and sole shareholder Don Harkey. The company is expecting very little disruption to operations.
Missouri Small Business Defaults Fall in November
01 02 2018
Press Release - updated: Feb 1, 2018 10:31 CST
Chicago, IL, February 1, 2018 - In November 2017, fewer small businesses defaulted on loans in Missouri, with default rates in 14 of the 18 major industries falling in the state, data released by PayNet reveals.
Despite a 3 basis point dip from October, Missouri's PayNet Small Business Default Index (SBDFI) at 1.85% was still 3 basis points higher than the national SBDFI level of 1.82%. Financial health is weaker than a year ago in the state despite the recent downturn in defaults. Missouri's SBDFI increased 6 basis points over the last year, whereas the national SBDFI fell 1 basis points.
Transportation and Warehousing (4.04%); Information (2.56%); and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (2.36%) exhibited the highest default rates of all industries in Missouri. Nationally, Transportation and Warehousing had a default rate of 4.14%, with a difference of --0.08% compared to the prior year, while Missouri had a variance...
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