California Business

A.S. Watson Selects UST Global as one of its Development Partners for New Age Digital Solutions

15 12 2017

HONG KONG, December 15, 2017 -- A.S. Watson, world's largest international health and beauty retailer, has selected UST Global, a leading digital technology services company, as one of its technology partners for new age digital solutions for the company. The key technology focus areas would be AI (Artificial Intelligence), Machine Learning and Automation. [L-R]: Gilroy Mathew, Head - APAC, UST Global; Malina Ngai, Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson; Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer, UST Global; and Pablo Tachil, Director – Digital, UST Global – receiving the A.S. Watson Group Appointment Certificate (PRNewsfoto/UST Global)      (Logo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/540539/UST_Global_Logo.jpg )     (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/619767/UST_Global_ASW_Tech_Partner.jpg ) A.S. Watson Group, through digital transformation is looking to build on their solid retail foundation to fuel further...

Umpqua Holdings Announces Quarterly Dividend

15 12 2017

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.18 per common share.  The dividend is payable on January 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of December 29, 2017. About Umpqua Holdings CorporationUmpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) is the parent company of Umpqua Bank, an Oregon-based community bank recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, innovative customer experience, and distinctive banking solutions. Umpqua Bank has locations across Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and Nevada.  Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which has locations in Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices in Oregon, and Pivotus Ventures, an innovation studio headquartered in Silicon Valley focused on creating key technologies and business models that transform finance and commerce.  Umpqua Holdings...

Amalgamated Bank Announces Agreement to Acquire New Resource Bank

15 12 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Amalgamated Bank (“Amalgamated”) and New Resource Bancorp, the parent company of New Resource Bank ((OTC:NRBC); together, “New Resource”) today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement by which Amalgamated will acquire New Resource for a total consideration of approximately $58.5 million, in a 100% stock consideration transaction for New Resource shareholders and the cash out of existing New Resource stock options. Under the terms of the agreement, New Resource shareholders will receive 0.0315 shares of Amalgamated common stock for each share of New Resource, or a purchase price of $9.67 per share. The acquisition of New Resource represents the opportunity to expand Amalgamated’s geographic presence to the San Francisco Bay Area as well as deepen its model of impact banking.The combined bank will create the largest values-based bank in the U.S., offering significant expansion in products and services, greater geographic scope, and increased...

CanWel Building Materials Announces Quarterly Dividend

15 12 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2017) - NOT FOR RELEASE OR DISSEMINATION INTO THE UNITED STATES CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. ("CanWel" or "the Company") (TSX:CWX) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share, for the 23rd consecutive quarter, which will be paid on January 15, 2018, to shareholders of record on December 29, 2017. About CanWel Founded in 1989, CanWel is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CWX and is Canada's only fully integrated national distributor in the building materials and related products sector. CanWel operates: multiple treating plant and planing facilities in Canada and the United States; distribution centres coast-to-coast in all major cities and strategic locations across Canada; in the United States near San Francisco and Los Angeles, California and in 14 locations in the State of Hawaii through its wholly...

NewAir Offers Portable and Mounted Electric Garage Heaters for Winter

15 12 2017

NewAir G56 Portable Electric Garage Heater | 800 sq. ft. Heating | 240v "Electric garage heater options are a much better bet than propane or other combustible heat sources because they don’t need venting. They’re also a lot safer because there are no fumes to worry about. We’re proud that the G73 is the safest garage heater on the market." CYPRESS, Calif. December 15, 2017 NewAir is helping home and business owners heat things up for winter with two electric garage heater options for warming unconditioned spaces. The NewAir G56 and the NewAir G73 allow users to bring heat into outdoor workshops, sheds and a two-car garage at the touch of a button. "Our compact garage heaters are easy to use and heat a large space quickly," said Andrew Stephenson, Director of Product Marketing at NewAir. "Installing a garage heater with a hanging bracket is a snap, but we also have a fully portable option for anyone who prefers to keep their heater on the floor instead of mounting it to the...

Zymeworks (ZYME) Alert: Johnson Fistel Announces Investigation of Zymeworks Inc.; Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm for Additional Information

15 12 2017

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Johnson Fistel, LLP, is investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws by Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) ("Zymeworks") and certain of its officers and directors. Zymeworks is a technology platform biotech company with a focus primarily on cancer drug development.  Zymeworks develops protein therapeutics for the treatment of cancer based upon the Company's molecular modeling software for optimizing protein structure. On April 28, 2017, Zymeworks sold 4.5 million shares of stock in its initial public stock offering (the "IPO"), raising $58.50 million in new capital.  However, since the IPO, Zymeworks stock has imploded, on December 14, 2017, the stock closed at $8.13. Specifically, Johnson Fistel's investigation seeks to determine whether the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its April 2017 initial public stock offering (the "IPO") contained untrue statements...

Financial Poise Faculty Member Ron Diamond Speaks About Direct Investments and Off-Market Deal Flow at the Family Chateaux Annual Summit in CA, on September 12th, 2017.

15 12 2017

Ron Diamond, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Wealth Strategies My panel membership gave me the opportunity to share my insight into evaluating and accessing investments that provide specific advantages to the family office. CHICAGO December 15, 2017 Financial Poise congratulates its Faculty Member, Ron Diamond, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Wealth Strategies, for his panel membership on "How to ASSESS Direct Investments and ACCESS Off-Market Deal Flow," a presentation featured at the Family Chateaux Annual Summit. The Summit took place at The Sherwood Country Club and the Four Seasons Westlake Village in California on September 12-13, 2017. The two day event combined networking and panel discussions with industry leading family office Principals and Advisors. Mr. Diamond noted that his panel membership at the Summit allowed him the opportunity to share his "insight into evaluating and accessing investments that provide specific advantages to...

Paul G. Chace Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Achievements in Archaeology

15 12 2017

    ESCONDIDO, CA, December 15, 2017 -- Paul G. Chace 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. Chace has been the proprietor of Paul G. Chace & Associates since 1976, offering CRM and land planning consultation from his offices in Escondido. He is a cultural resources consultant, qualified under standards set by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and has specialized in cultural resources management, preservation law, and ethnic relations theory. As an anthropologist, he has been an elected fellow of the American Anthropological Association since 1976, and is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists. He has been in the archaeology field for more than 45 years, and has...

Renate Strelau Celebrates More Than 40 Years of Historical Research and Artistic Experience

15 12 2017

    RESEDA, CA, December 15, 2017 -- Renate Strelau 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.Supported by over 40 years of professional excellence, Ms. Strelau serves as a historical researcher and artist, participating in one-woman shows all over the country, including Cafe Espresso in Berkeley, CA, and Riggs Bank in Arlington, VA. For group shows and noteworthy collaborations, she has traveled all over the world including India, Spain, Morocco, Italy and Mexico; she exhibited her outstanding work at Watkins Gallery in Washington and the International Art Exhibit in India. Her work is represented in the permanent C. Law Watkins Memorial Collection at the American University Museum. Earlier...

Douglas Dale Busch, JD, Honored for Excellence in the Legal Field

15 12 2017

    RANCHO SANTA FE, CA, December 15, 2017 -- Douglas Dale Busch, JD, 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.With nearly 60 years of experience in a rewarding career, Mr. Busch received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Princeton University. After a few years of classified work in the U.S. nuclear program, he joined General Atomics (GA, then General Atomic) and performed research related to the development of the High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) from 1960 to 1973. He helped start up the only two HTGRs ever built.Having received a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1972, Mr. Busch subsequently transitioned into legal services as an attorney for GA from...

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