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Compass Diversified Holdings, an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced that on September 21, 2016 it entered into a definitive agreement and consummated the sale of its majority owned subsidiary, Anodyne Medical Device, Inc., also doing business and known as Tridien Medical, to Hill-Rom, Inc.. CODI does not expect to record a significant gain or loss as a result of the sale. The proceeds will be used to pay down outstanding debt..."/>
Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Sale of Tridien Medical
Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone ® and affordable prices, was recently voted #1 fitness club in Michigan City by readers of the News Dispatch for the third consecutive year. To thank Michigan City for its continuous support, the Michigan City Planet Fitness is opening its doors to the public for a free day of fitness with free pizza and lots of giveaways on Monday, October 3 at the 4067..."/>
Planet Fitness Voted Number One Fitness Club in Michigan City for Third Year in a Row: Free Day of Fitness to Celebrate on Oct. 3
Carriage Services, Inc. has acquired California, US-based funeral service provider Jay Chapel, the company said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1893, Jay Chapelhas been a funeral service provider in theMadera-Fresnoarea for over 100 years."/>
Carriage Services Buys California Funeral Home
Nordstrom Inc announced on Wednesday the appointment of Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com. Most recently, Worzel has served as executive vice president of Strategy and Development at the company, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to Nordstrom, he worked as a consultant, including partnering with Nordstrom for 13 years while at Marakon Associates and McKinsey& Company."/>
Nordstrom names Ken Worzel as President, Nordstrom.com; makes strategic shifts in leadership responsibilities
Workhorse Group Team Enter Prototype and Testing Phase of USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program. CINCINNATI, Sept. 22, 2016-- An exclusive partnership of Workhorse Group Inc. and VT Hackney has been selected as one of six manufacturers awarded a prototype contract by the United States Postal Service to build and deliver prototype vehicles for the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program.. VT Hackney will build the body of the prototype vehicles while..."/>
United States Postal Service Awards NGDV Prototype Contract to VT Hackney - Workhorse Group Team
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. today announced plans to webcast its investor day on Tuesday, September 27. The live webcast of the presentation will begin at 9:00am ET and will be available on the Company’ s investor relations website: http://ir.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. About Sequential Brands Group, Inc. Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, home and active categories."/>
Sequential Brands Group to Webcast Investor Day 
Gannett Co., Inc., today unveiled Voting Because, a new initiative aimed at shining a brighter light on the importance of voting in the upcoming election. The initiative’ s central pillar is the launch of the website VotingBecause.com."/>
USA TODAY NETWORK Launches 'Voting Because' to Empower Voters
Spartan Motors, Inc., a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly, today announced that its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services business unit— which encompasses the Utilimaster go-to-market brand— received an award from the United States Postal Service to build fully functional prototypes for the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program. The NGDV Program is a part of the Postal Service's test..."/>
United States Postal Service Awards Spartan Motors' Utilimaster Prototype Contract for Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program
Pie Five Pizza Co. Brings Big Flavor to Little Rock
Daimler AG, today announced that Udo Neumann, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, LLC has been appointed Global Chief Information Officer of Daimler Financial Services. In this role, Neumann is responsible for the company's information technology strategy worldwide. He will remain located..."/>
Daimler Financial Services appoints Udo Neumann Global Chief Information Officer
Nova LifeStyle, Inc., a U.S.-based, leading innovative designer, manufacturer and distributor of modern life style furniture, today announced that it has received a letter from the NASDAQ Stock Market, indicating that Nova LifeStyle has regained compliance with the $1.00 per share minimum closing bid price requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market, pursuant to the NASDAQ marketplace rules. NASDAQ indicated within its letter that..."/>
Nova LifeStyle Regains Compliance with Nasdaq’s Minimum Bid Price Rule
Informa in a proposed $1.56 billion deal. New York-based privately owned Penton bought Farm Progress Companies in..."/>
Farm Progress Show site improvements under review [Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill.]
Scripps Networks Interactive have reached a multi-year, multi-platform agreement for continued distribution of Scripps Networks channels both live and on-demand for DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse customers. The deal covers programming from HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.. Additionally, the companies agreed on expanded digital rights to include the networks on the..."/>
Scripps Networks Interactive, AT&T Sign Long-Term Multi-Platform Distribution Agreement
Lingo Media Corporation, an EdTech company that is' Changing the way the world learns English' through innovative online and print-based technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurent Glorieux, MBA, as Senior Sales Director leading the Company's growth strategy in Asia, North America and the Middle East. Formerly Sales Director, Global Resellers at Rosetta Stone and Sales Director at Tell Me More S.A., Mr. Glorieux is an entrepreneurial leader with..."/>
Lingo Media Appoints Former Rosetta Stone Executive to Lead Growth Initatives in Asia, North America & Middle East
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., and At Home Group Inc.. These stocks belong to the Financial sector which was mostly higher in afternoon trading on Wednesday, September 21, 2016."/>
How These Banking Stocks are Faring? -- Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, Banco Santander, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial, and At Home
SKECHERS USA, Inc., is thrilled to announce its 2016 partnership with Breast Cancer Care, the only specialist UK-wide charity providing support for anyone affected by breast cancer. For the first time in the United Kingdom, Skechers Performance will launch a two-month marketing programme that includes in-store,..."/>
Skechers Performance Partners with Breast Cancer Care to Support People Affected by Breast Cancer
Mentor Capital, Inc. to advise on financing and optimizing GreenVision's rapid growth in Puerto Rico's emerging medical cannabis market. GreenVision is financing its start-up with a convertible debenture for StereoVision's publicly traded stock."/>
Mentor Capital, a Leading Cannabis Industry Financier, Signs With GreenVision Systems, an Emerging Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis & Hemp Farming Company

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