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Generational Equity Advises Self's Inc. in Sale to E.J. Welch Company

13 12 2017

DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Self's Inc., by E.J. Welch Company Inc. The transaction closed November 17, 2017.Self's is a wholesale distributor of flooring products based in Wichita, Kansas, selling products to retail and contractor customers from its headquarters and four other locations in Merriam, Kansas; Springfield, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was originally established in 1938 as a retail floor covering company but now offers a complete sundry supply business, which includes carpet cushion and installation materials. All three owners will remain with the company.E.J. Welch Company is a value-added partner to flooring dealers, contractors, architect and design professionals, and the installation trade. It has 12 locations in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin where it sells installation...

Sam F. Hamra Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

13 12 2017

    SPRINGFIELD, MO, December 13, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Sam F. Hamra a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Hamra celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. 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.Mr. Hamra is an attorney and is the Founder & Chairman of Hamra Enterprises, which owns and operates 154 restaurants (Wendy's, Panera Bread and Noodles & Company) in Missouri, Chicago and Boston, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel (Lewisville, Texas), co-owner of the Comfort Inn Hotel (Springfield,...

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Announces Plan to Acquire First Bank Lubbock Bancshares, Inc. in Texas

13 12 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa and LUBBOCK, Texas, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Dubuque, IA-based Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (“Heartland”) (NASDAQ:HTLF) and Lubbock, TX-based First Bank Lubbock Bancshares, Inc. (“FBLB”) jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which FBLB and its wholly-owned subsidiary, FirstBank & Trust, will be acquired by Heartland.  This is the second merger announcement for Heartland within the last 30 days as it prepares to pass $10 billion in assets.Based on Heartland’s closing common stock price of $50.15 per share on December 11, 2017, the stock and cash transaction is valued at approximately $185.6 million (including the cash consideration to be paid to holders of FBLB’s stock appreciation rights).  The actual transaction value will change due to fluctuations in the price of Heartland common stock and is subject to certain adjustments. FirstBank & Trust is a commercial and retail bank, headquartered...

National publication salutes Ameren for hiring vets

12 12 2017

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12, 2017 -- For the ninth consecutive year, Ameren has been nationally recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. "Our military veteran employees have been key contributors to business growth at Ameren during the last decade," said Mark Lindgren, senior vice president, corporate communications and chief human resources officer for Ameren. "We appreciate the value that military experience brings to the company and we remain committed to recruiting and hiring more veterans for key positions." Veteran employees appreciate the military-friendly environment at Ameren. "The company is very supportive when I need to be away from work to make up days for missed battle assembly time," said Crystal Masek, Callaway Energy Center employee and master sergeant for the U.S Army Reserve. "Also, there are many other veterans here at Callaway, which makes the transition from the military to the civilian...

Woodforest National Bank Named Lending Partner of the Year by Justine PETERSEN

12 12 2017

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Woodforest National Bank was recently awarded "Lending Partner of the Year" by Justine PETERSEN (JP), the nation's leading microlender for the Small Business Administration. Robert Boyle, CEO, Justine PETERSEN is joined by Woodforest National Bank staff Boyd Nelson, EVP-Community Development, Kirk Bickel, Retail Market Manager, Linda Kunz, Community Development Relationship Manager; and branch managers Charles Sortor and Lauren Wright to accept JP’s Lending Partner of the Year award at its annual holiday gala. JP honored Woodforest with this distinction for propelling JP's mission through a $400,000 equity investment as part of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) CDFI Community Investment Fund, which enables JP to deploy much needed small business financing throughout its remote markets. Additionally, through a collaboration with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), Woodforest participated in Project...

Exotic Automation & Supply Appointed Distributor for SKF & Lincoln Lubrication Products

12 12 2017

SKF’s product line-up offers virtually every technical solution for customer’s lubrication applications. FARMINTON HILLS, Mich. December 12, 2017 Exotic Automation & Supply, a leading manufacturer and distributor of automation systems, material handling solutions and components, announced today they are now an authorized distributor for SKF & Lincoln lubrication products. The new partnership allows Exotic to offer a wide variety of advanced lubrication solutions. The SKF name is widely-known for providing the most complete portfolio of lubrication management systems on the market. Exotic can now offer systems from SKF & Lincoln lubrication for oil and grease, with solutions ranging from centralized manual systems to fully automatic systems designed to fit a wide range of application needs. In addition to traditional lubrication products and systems, SKF offers customized solutions for many industries such as steel, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and automotive...

Nancy Plattner Johnson, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

12 12 2017

    LONGWOOD, FL, December 12, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Nancy Plattner Johnson, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Johnson celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in his field. 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.Fully committed to her career for 46 years, Dr. Johnson first taught in Chicago at the Harvard School for Boys in 1960. A rewarding opportunity, she then worked for two other public school systems as a mathematics teacher in both Missouri and Ohio....

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares to acquire First BancTrust Corporation

11 12 2017

MATTOON, Ill. and CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 11, 2017 -- First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (“First Mid”) (NASDAQ:FMBH) and First BancTrust Corporation (“First Bank”) (OTCQX:FIRT) announced today the execution of a definitive agreement under which First Mid will acquire all of the outstanding shares of First Bank, the holding company for First Bank & Trust, IL (“First Bank & Trust”).  The acquisition provides First Mid with a deeper presence in the attractive and growing Champaign-Urbana region and extends its footprint into the adjacent counties to the east of its headquarters.Under the terms of the agreement, First Bank shareholders will receive 0.80 shares of FMBH common stock and $5.00 in cash for each share of FIRT common stock.  Based upon First Mid’s closing price of $38.67 on December 8, 2017, the aggregate transaction value is approximately $73.8 million.First Bank is a $466 million asset financial services holding company headquartered in Champaign,...

St. Louis, Missouri Bio-Hack Nutrition Company www.NimbusPerformance.com Voted Top 10 Electro Magnetic Web Tablet Dietary Supplement for Quality

11 12 2017

St. Louis, MO -- 12/11/2017 -- It's no secret that science and medical experts around the globe are focused on cellular health in pursuit of a longer and more productive life. The body is amazing when cells are healthy and active, which has now become the mantra for Nimbus Performance. The Nimbus cm2 Cloud Technology is designed to assist the normal function of the body to maintain cellular health.Nimbus Technologies recently joined these technologies with a seasoned team of nutritional experts to create a powerful combination that now delivers targeted nutrition at the boosted cellular level. At Nimbus, their focus is now on cellular solutions at the core, not band-aids for short sighted profit motives.At Nimbus, we'll stay focused on the roots. It's science, not business.Join Now!  Call: 801-809-7766, [email protected]:  When joining the trifecta of products, technology and nutrition with the corporation, it creates a marriage of business...

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