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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    Activision Snowstorm introduced a brand new in-game pack for Name of Responsibility: Black Ops four nowadays to reinforce the Name of Responsibility Endowment, a global effort aimed to lend a hand unemployed and underemployed veterans within the U.S. and U.Okay. to find top quality careers. This match falls in keeping with different charity occasions publishers have campaigned up to … Reported by The News Articles 13 hours ago.

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    Heavy rain has delayed the official opening of Prince Harry's Invictus Games for wounded defence veterans at Sydney's Opera House. Reported by SBS 12 hours ago.

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    From Bharathiraja to Kamal Haasan, Tamil film industry veterans have not supported Chinmayi Sripada as wholeheartedly as Bollywood has supported its survivors. Reported by Firstpost 13 hours ago.

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    Why white poppies — meant to be a symbol of peace — are so controversial For years, the purple poppy has been the principle image for the ones honouring conflict veterans on Remembrance Day and past. However there was rising strengthen in the UK for a white poppy to be worn — one thing that advocates say “broadens” the dialog round conflict. 1000’s of white poppies have been worn around … Reported by The News Articles 10 hours ago.

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    Veterans and military personnel looking for a job are invited to the Hiring Utah's Heroes Benefits and Career Fair on... Reported by Deseret News 10 hours ago.

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    For Bill Blackburn, the memories that returned were the flies, the thirst, and the power of the artillery barrage that opened the battle of El Alamein. Reported by Reuters 2 hours ago.

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    In his first days on the ground in Vietnam, now a half-century ago, Lawrence Keating watched a fellow American cut down by a Viet Cong sniper. Reported by Newsday 17 minutes ago.

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    2018 Walk Rescheduled to Next Year

    PHOENIX (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

    Due to scheduling conflict issues, the HeroZona Foundation has announced that the 8th Annual Honor Walk, formerly scheduled for Saturday, November 11th, 2018, has been canceled. The walk to honor America’s veterans who have served the country in the armed services will return in 2019.

    Those looking to honor the nation’s veterans can still participate in the HeroZona Foundation’s weeklong experiences, starting on Saturday, November 10, with the 7th annual Forgotten Heroes Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast will take place at the Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65 to honor those who have served the country.

    Following the HeroZona Foundation’s Forgotten Heroes Breakfast on Saturday, November 10, the ASU VS. UCLA Salute to Service Football Game will honor eight exceptional individuals for their support of U.S. veterans. The event will be hosted by Arizona Public Service, the HeroZona Foundation and the Department of Veterans Services.

    The Honoring Arizona’s Veterans Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will be another opportunity to show support to Arizona’s veterans for the 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day. The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is the 4th largest Veterans Parade in attendance in the United States. Out of respect to local church services, the 2018 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will be held the day after Veterans Day, on Monday, November 12, at 11 a.m. The parade starts at Montebello and Central Avenues running southbound and then will turn east onto Camelback Road, South on Seventh Street and will de-stage at Indian School Road.

    The HeroZona Foundation’s HeroPreneur National Veteran Business Summit, a three day engagement, will then return to Phoenix from November 13 through November 16 to empower veterans through entrepreneurship, education, and careers. It is spearheaded by HeroZona and Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, in conjunction with State of Arizona, City of Phoenix and Arizona Corporate Council. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will also be at HeroPreneur hosting workshops for large companies, small veteran owned businesses and veterans interested in contracting government and earning certification.

    For more information about the HeroZona Foundation and all of the upcoming experiences, visit herozona.com.

    About HeroZona Foundation
    The HeroZona Foundation has a strong focus on veteran initiatives and honoring those who have served our country and their family members. The nonprofit’s name reflects that messaging to focus on empowering and celebrating America’s veterans. Their upcoming event, HeroPreneur is a week-long Veterans Day engagement that has three pillars which empower Arizona’s veterans through entrepreneurship, education and employment. HeroZona‘s Annual Heropreneur National Veteran Business Summit has created a multi-day networking experience to improve America’s support of veteran companies through workshops, networking, entrepreneurial connections, and seminars; culminated by various entertainment events including the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, HeroZona Honor Walk, Phoenix Sun’s NBA basketball game and other entertainment activities. For more information visit hnvbs.com, heropreneur.com or herozona.org. Reported by PRWeb 13 hours ago.

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    Veterans in North Hempstead no longer have to make the drive to the Northport Veterans Affairs Center for basic health care needs, now that a mobile unit is stationed in the town three days a week. Reported by Newsday 13 hours ago.

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    Boston, MA, Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *Laudio*, healthcare’s first Staff Relationship Management platform, has been launched nationwide to solve the industry’s pervasive burnout problem. Developed by Boston-based healthcare IT entrepreneurs, Laudio uses artificial intelligence to predict and prevent staff burnout, through more frequent, timely, and relevant manager interactions. This new software-as-a-service solution reduces turnover rates, which saves even a medium-sized acute care facility millions of dollars on annual replacement costs.

    In an era defined by cost reduction strategies, managing staff burnout, or churn, has become a top priority for all health systems. This priority is perhaps most critical for nurses, one of the largest segments of the hospital workforce. For example, the average nursing staff turnover rate is 16 percent, per year, with the cost of replacing one nurse averaging $66,000.  As a result, the average hospital is forced to spend $5M-$10M annually on nursing turnover, alone. This expense is even greater when extended to all health system staff, beyond nursing.

    Founded by a team led by Russ Richmond, MD, Laudio was developed following his recovery from a nearly-fatal skiing accident. According to Richmond, during his lengthy hospital stay, he received high-quality and compassionate care from a large number of bedside staff, but also came to understand that his caregivers felt both underappreciated and overburdened. Motivated by his first-hand experience and his previous success building nurse and physician-based technology solutions, he founded Laudio to address the root causes underlying staff burnout.

    “We set out to understand why high-performing staff were disconnected from their workplace and burning out in their role,” said Russ Richmond, MD, the CEO at Laudio. “Once our research identified that the manager was a key leverage point across a variety of the issues, we developed technology to equip these managers with data intelligence, personalized recommendations, and workflows to proactively and sustainably engage with every member on their team. Our goal is to facilitate one billion timely and meaningful manager-driven interactions through Laudio by 2028.”

    The Laudio Staff Relationship Management platform is delivering results. “As hospital leaders, we realize that our managers play a critical role in building a supportive and positive team culture,” said Joel Ray, VP Patient Care Services/CNO at UNC Rex Hospital. “Laudio gives our managers insights into their staff that previously took hours and days to manually uncover, plus the integrated tools to build meaningful relationships that lead to stronger employee engagement and retention. It has changed how managers manage.”

    Laudio aggregates vast amounts of data imported from the health system’s data sources. Using research-based benchmarks, Laudio’s algorithms calculate turnover risk for each staff then continually generate data-driven observations. Laudio quickly becomes the manager’s unified digital workflow by eliminating the manager’s need for multiple software logins, paper-based notes, and time-consuming work-arounds, while allowing them to collaborate with colleagues.

    “We know that the right engagement with the right staff, at the right time, can prevent burnout and reduce turnover.  With Laudio, we now have the technology to make this possible, and to improve workplace culture in health systems everywhere.  We also look forward to measuring and quantifying impacts on patient satisfaction, safety, and quality, as well as extending the tool to physicians”, said Dr. Richmond.

    “We believe that a more engaged staff achieves better outcomes and engagement begins with the frontline manager,” said Mr. Ray. “Laudio gives our managers an innovative way to complete their workflows, cultivate stronger relationships, and connect to their staff on an unprecedented level.”

    For more information on Laudio, please visit: www.laudio.com

    About Laudio: 

    Laudio is healthcare’s first Staff Relationship Management platform. Developed to reduce employee burnout, Laudio helps frontline managers make more frequent, timely, and relevant interactions with each staff member. The Laudio platform also digitizes workflows to save the manager time and to drive best practices across teams, which results in stronger staff engagement, satisfaction, and retention. Laudio drives superior culture while allowing health systems to generate >11:1 ROI by retaining staff and avoiding replacement costs, contract labor, and overtime expense.

    CONTACT: Tom De Santes
    Laudio
    617-610-1826
    tom.desantes@laudio.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 13 hours ago.

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    The University of South Florida is near the top of the list for U.S. veterans, a new report from Military Times magazine said. Military Times evaluated nearly 500 college and universities, collecting data on the veteran culture on campuses and the wide array of services, special policies, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military experience. Military Times also factored in data from the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Education. Falling from… Reported by bizjournals 12 hours ago.

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    Australia’s alternative to the Big Four banks, 86 400, has today revealed its Board of Directors, ma... Reported by Finextra 12 hours ago.

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    New strategic alliance enables Homecare Homebase customers to build higher performing referral networks and more effectively utilize sales resources

    DALLAS (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

    Homecare Homebase, the leader in enterprise software solutions for the home health and hospice market, and Excel Health, the leading source for current and complete post-acute outcomes data and performance analytics for the healthcare industry, announced today a strategic alliance that will enable the two companies to combine real time referral data from the Homecare Homebase (HCHB) system with the most recent market data and analytics from Excel Health. The new partnership will revolutionize business development for HCHB customers.

    “Our customers are the largest and highest performing agencies in the country, and we constantly strive to bring them the tools and insights they need to profitably grow their businesses in today’s value-based care economy,” said Scott Pattillo, Chief Strategy Officer at Homecare Homebase. “By aligning with Excel Health, we are pleased to provide our customers with the most current and precise market data. Now, they can accurately evaluate the potential of referral partner opportunities and gain insight into their own performance metrics to facilitate data-driven, comparative conversations with physicians, healthcare facilities and health plans.”

    Now that Excel Health is a Homecare Homebase Preferred Vendor, the two companies will collaborate to offer joint customers several game-changing advancements. Most notably, HCHB Referral Source Link (RSL) and HCHB Analytics customers will be able to access the most recent and accurate facility and physician referral share data from within their existing workflow. The physician data not only includes clinicians tied to institutional claims, but also all professional claims across all care settings. This level of visibility will allow agencies to better target office-based referrals and better understand those physicians who could influence referral decisions further upstream.

    According to Ian Juliano, CEO of Excel Health, “We are redefining the way agencies develop relationships with referral partners and build high-performing networks. By partnering with the industry’s most advanced and successful EMR solutions, we believe we can not only reach more care providers, but also make a positive impact on how hospitals and physicians view and utilize post-acute care services to improve patient care while containing unnecessary care delivery costs.”

    In addition, the two companies will collaborate on several new automated products that match real time referral data from HCHB customers with the Excel Health solution that captures and analyzes the more than 1.2 billion Medicare claims annually. These new products will help joint customers more efficiently and precisely target referral sources that have the highest potential to benefit from their services and create a competitive advantage in the market.

    Unlike other market data providers that use complex formulas to estimate physician volumes, referral behavior and performance metrics, the Excel Health solution provides the actual physician office-based claims from the Medicare Part B data set in addition to the Part A data, which in turn allows sales and business leaders to more easily engage referral sources in evidence- and performance-based conversations and overall growth strategies.

    Homecare Homebase customers who are interested in learning more about the Excel Health solutions and the integration process with the RSL solution can learn more by visiting http://www.excelhealthgroup.com. Contact the Excel team at info(at)excelhealthgroup.

    About Excel Health
    Excel Health provides growth solutions that drive critical workflows to dramatically improve performance. Our performance analytics, quality metrics and targeting tools are derived from complete 100% Medicare Part A & B data to produce high value to hospitals and home health and hospice agencies. In a recent study, our customers outpaced their competition and have experienced an ROI of over 600%. Excel Health customers are the only agencies in the market that can position themselves as an invaluable resource to their referral partners because they have exclusive visibility into the full continuum of care. For more information, please visit: http://www.excelhealthgroup.com; or, to see a demonstration, email us at sales(at)excelhealthgroup.com.

    About Homecare Homebase
    Homecare Homebase (HCHB) is a Dallas-based software leader offering hosted, cloud-based solutions to streamline operations, simplify compliance and boost clinical and financial outcomes for homecare and hospice agencies. Our customized mobile solutions enable real-time, wireless data exchange and communication between field clinicians, physicians and office staff for better care, more accurate reporting and faster payment. Founded by industry veterans in 1999, the company is now part of the Hearst Health Network. For more information visit hchb.com or call us toll-free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).

    About Hearst Health
    The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (http://www.hearsthealth.com). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 70 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions. Reported by PRWeb 12 hours ago.

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    With the 43rd annual Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Virginia this weekend, the Semper Fi Fund is anticipating bringing its largest charity partner team ever to “The People’s Marathon,” October 28. Event marks 7 years of the Fund being the Marathon’s largest charity partner.

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

    With the 43rd annual Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Virginia, this weekend, the Semper Fi Fund is anticipating bringing its largest charity partner team ever to “The People’s Marathon.” Event marks 7 years of the Fund being the Marathon’s largest charity partner.

    “The Marine Corps Marathon is always one of the highlights of the year for all of us at the Fund,” said Karen Guenther, President, CEO and Founder of the Semper Fi Fund. “Last year, we had more than 400 Community Athletes raising over $515,000 and we’re hoping to exceed that at this year’s event! All of us at the Fund are humbled and inspired by the athletes who choose to represent and support the Fund by raising money for our critical mission, as well as all the staff and volunteers who support them. It’s always a weekend to remember!”

    The weekend includes a pre-race pasta dinner, which this year will be hosted by actor J.W. Cortes, known to television viewers as Detective Alvarez in Gotham and Agent Suarez in The Blacklist.

    “I‘m honored to be joining my brothers and sisters at the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon,” said Cortes, who last year ran both the 10k event in the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon, both in support of the Semper Fi Fund. “I’m proud to be lending my support to the Fund, which is doing superlative work in providing assistance to those who have given, and continue to give, so much to us.”

    The Marine Corps Marathon is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, instead choosing to celebrate the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers. Over the years, it’s become known as “the best marathon for beginners.”

    Beginners, athletes and all participants in between who join the Semper Fi Fund at the Marine Corps Marathon will receive· An exclusive technical Marine Corps Marathon Semper Fi Fund running shirt and gift bag full of fun and useful items.
    · An easy-to-use personal online fundraising link set up by RunSignUp.com that you can email to your potential donors. Track your progress and see your name at the top of the Fundraiser list.
    · An invitation to the inspirational Semper Fi Fund Pasta Dinner on Saturday, October 27, 2018 where you will join other runners and our Team Semper Fi service member athletes for an evening of great food and camaraderie. J.W. Cortes will be emceeing the dinner.
    · Access to our team tent on Charity Hill. Relax before the marathon and leave your valuables at our secure bag check.
    · After-the-race celebration with post-marathon amenities and massage therapists at our tent.

    The Marine Corps Marathon weekend includes a Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday that includes more than 200 booths and exhibits. J.W. Cortes will be appearing at the Expo and signing autographs at Semper Fi Fund booth 247.

    Those wishing to join the Fund October 28 can register online by visiting semperfifund.org/marine-corps-marathon-2018.

    About the Semper Fi Fund
    The Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case Managers from the Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetimes. The Fund keeps its overhead extremely low in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of service members and veterans and has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: A+ from CharityWatch (one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year), eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator (an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities) and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Learn more at semperfifund.org.

    About the Marine Corps Marathon
    The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is also known as “The People’s Marathon,” as runners from all walks of life annually participate. The 43rd MCM, coordinated by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) and United States Marine Corps, will be held Oct. 28, 2018 in Arlington, VA. The MCM is sponsored by Brooks, Arlington County, GEICO Military, Leidos and MedStar Sports Medicine. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. #RunWithTheMarines Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.

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    Today's fast casual restaurants need more than just great food to succeed.Urbane Cafe's latest Grand Opening is a perfect example.

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

    Voted for having “Best Sandwich” by the Ventura County Reporter, Urbane Cafe is opening its newest cafe in Aliso Viejo, located in the Aliso Town center at 26921 Aliso Creek Road. Aliso Viejo, CA on Monday, October 29 at 11:00 am. The Aliso Viejo location will become the 17th family-owned cafe in Southern California. To celebrate its opening, Urbane Cafe will host a week of special giveaways, fundraisers, and complimentary meals starting Friday, October 26 at 11:30am. Guest may sign up for a special invitation to the event on Eventbrite by searching Urbane Café in Aliso Viejo.

    Before it officially opens its doors, Urbane Cafe plans to match funds donated by patrons supporting the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation during the Pre-Grand Opening Fundraiser on Saturday, October 27th.

    Tom Holt, the owner and founder of Urbane Cafe, stated, “Giving back to our local communities and being socially responsible is a major, foundational pillar that has supported our Urbane Cafe brand from the very first opening of Urbane Cafe 15 years ago. It is important for our staff to connect with our guests and to care about our community in the very same way we care about the preparation of our hearty, fresh, focaccia sandwiches and generous, healthy salads and bowls.”

    All three pre-events will lead up to the official grand opening on Monday, October 29th where the first 50 guests in line will be eligible to win free sandwiches for a month, and all will receive a special giveaway. Opening day will be filled with celebrations and giveaways. On Tuesday, October 30, Urbane Cafe will share the love with local teachers in the community, and those hard-working employees at the Superintendent’s office, by providing complimentary meals and a special gift for the first 50 teachers (must show valid current ID). On Wednesday. October 31, all kids in costume will receive a complimentary kids café meal and a special treat. On Thursday, November 1st, Urbane Cafe will provide complimentary meals for all our hard-working law enforcement, firefighters and veterans. Finally, on Friday, November 2nd, local neighbors possessing a golden ticket will receive a complimentary meal. Local businesses be on the lookout for our Urbane team who will randomly be passing out golden tickets! Come join the celebrations!

    Schedule of events:

    Friday, October 26th,11:30 – 1:30 or 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    PRE-GRAND OPENING – VIP PARTY - Local residents and Urbane fans sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urbane-cafe-exclusive-pre-opening-vip-party-tickets-51438020504. Allow us to spoil you with a handcrafted sandwich or farm-fresh salad, craft sodas, house made lemonades and delicious freshly baked cookies. Visit urbanecafe.com for details

    Saturday, October 27th, 11:30am – 1:30pm

    PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION - The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has been sustained for the last 35 years thanks to the caring investment of individuals, organizations, and businesses. They are located in Irvine California and currently fund 13 institutions across the country. Cancer knows no boundaries, and neither do they.

    Monday, October 29th, 11:00am – 9:00pm

    URBANE CAFE’S OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING
    First 50 guests in line will receive a free gift and be entered to win free sandwiches for a month. The entire day will be filled with giveaways and treats!

    Tuesday, October 30th, 11:00am – 9:00pm

    TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
    All current teachers showing their ID will receive a complimentary sandwich or salad, AND first 50 will receive a special gift.

    Wednesday, October 31st, 11:00am – 9:00pm

    KIDS EAT FREE IN COSTUME
    All Kids (12 and under) in costume receive a free kids café meal and a special treat. Complimentary cookies will be passed around for all.

    Thursday, November 1st, 11:00am – 9:00pm

    SERVICE GIVE BACK DAY
    As a way to thank our local civil service personnel, all of our well-deserving, hard-working Law Enforcement, Fire personnel and Veterans will dine free. ID required

    Friday, November 2nd, 11:00am – 9:00pm

    LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS DAY – Local Urbane Cafe neighbors will randomly receive menus the week before opening. Lucky winners will find a golden ticket inside the menu. Those possessing a golden ticket will receive a complimentary meal on this day. Guests must present their golden ticket to redeem their reward.

    Urbane Cafe would be delighted to have their local community members join them for one of these fun, worthwhile events. For more information about their opening events or questions about Urbane Cafe, please visit https://urbanecafe.com, contact Christi Christian at Christi@urbanecafe.com, or call (805) 648.2500.

    Event Location:
    Urbane Cafe
    26921 Aliso Creek Road,
    Aliso Viejo, CA
    (949) 407-5154

    Social:

    Facebook Aliso Viejo
    Urbane Cafe Main Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram

    ABOUT URBANE CAFE

    Known for its fresh fire-baked focaccia breads, hand-carved meats and hearty salads, Urbane Cafe is a consistent favorite on Yelp, Google, TripAdvisor and other restaurant review websites. Popular with health-and-budget-conscious customers for 15 years, Urbane Cafe is a lunch and dinner destination for families and business people who want a fast, fresh, affordable meal. The lunch and dinner menu at each Urbane Cafe restaurant features fresh, healthy sandwiches and salads served in a warm, inviting setting. Catering and Take-Out are also popular. Though the restaurants span from Southern California to the Central Coast, owner Tom Holt retains a close, hands-on role in every aspect of the business, ensuring that standards of quality are consistent throughout the chain.

    URBANE CAFE HISTORY
    It all started in 2003 when owner Tom Holt realized there was a missing niche in the Ventura restaurant scene. He wanted a great sandwich and salad – something different, while still being dedicated to delicious tasting food. He understood that every great sandwich starts with the freshest of bread, so he designed the cafe around a hearth oven. Working with his friend Pete, they came up with a bread recipe that was soft, delicious and baked fresh, right in front of your eyes. It didn’t stop there though, he created a menu centered around locally sourced ingredients, juicy-roasted meats, and crafted sauces to give each creation its own unique flavor. Urbane Cafe loves being the place where friends, family and communities gather to celebrate and make memories over delicious food. Our passion is to have our guests walk out happy every time and keep them coming back for more. Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.

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    Mighty Oaks Foundation has announced its keynote speakers for their 8th Annual Warrior Gala. This year Lt. Col. Allen West along with Mighty Oaks Founder Chad Robichaux will each provide keynote speeches for their largest fundraising event of the year. The Warrior Gala is the central funding event for Mighty Oaks Foundation to help them provide their peer-to-peer recovery program to veterans and first responders who are suffering from PTSD, and to bring awareness to this vital issue, that each day more than 20 veterans take their own lives.

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

    Mighty Oaks Foundation has announced its keynote speakers for their 8th Annual Warrior Gala. This year Lt. Col. Allen West along with Mighty Oaks Founder Chad Robichaux will each provide keynote speeches for their largest fundraising event of the year. The Warrior Gala is the central funding event for Mighty Oaks Foundation to help them provide their peer-to-peer recovery program to veterans and first responders who are suffering from PTSD, and to bring awareness to this vital issue, that each day more than 20 veterans take their own lives.

    This year’s event is to be held on Saturday, November 17th at 6:30pm at the beautiful Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Houston, TX. Past years have seen media personality and political commentator Glenn Beck, former Governor Sarah Palin, David Barton, Lt. General “Jerry” Boykin and popular rock group Kutless taking the stage to help raise funding and awareness for the Foundation’s core mission. Last year’s event raised over $100,000 in funding that enables Mighty Oaks Foundation to run their regional programs that provide a lifeline to struggling veterans across the United States.

    To purchase tickets for the Mighty Oaks Foundation’s 8th Annual Warrior Gala please visit http://mightyoaksprograms.org/txgala.

    Interview Opportunities: Limited interviews with Lt Col. Allen West and Chad Robichaux will be available to press during the event, to request an interview or a press ticket for the event to provide coverage, please contact Michael Cameron: michael@mightyoaksprograms.org

    5:00pm: Registration, Silent Auction and VIP Meet & Greet Begin
    6:30pm: Auditorium Doors Open

    About Mighty Oaks Foundation:
    The Mighty Oaks Foundation is committed to serving the brokenhearted by providing a series of intensive peer-based recovery programs, outpost meetings, and speaking events. Our Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs hosts such Men, Women, and Marriage Advance Programs at multiple locations nationwide. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored for training, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on his or her recovery and identifying purpose moving forward. To contribute or for more information please visit: http://www.mightyoaksprograms.org Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.

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    Hundreds of community members and leaders came out Saturday, October 20 to celebrate the grand opening of Tesoro Viejo, the newest master-planned community in southeastern Madera County in Central California.

    MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

    Hundreds of community members and leaders came out Saturday, October 20 to celebrate the grand opening of Tesoro Viejo, the newest master-planned community in southeastern Madera County in Central California.

    “Tesoro Viejo has finally arrived,” said Brent McCaffrey, president of Tesoro Viejo Development. “We are thrilled to unveil this new community on this stunning piece of land that connects neighbors to each other and nature.”

    The celebration was kicked off with the flag salute led by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1981 and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Town Center, featuring Madera County Sherriff Jay Varney, Madera County Fire Chief Nancy Koerperich, Madera County Board of Supervisors, Fresno State cheerleaders and mascot Timeout, Valley Children’s Hospital mascot George, Madera Community College District mascot Maddie, Minarets High School drumline and cheerleaders, as well as business and community leaders.

    “We are excited to finally introduce you to Tesoro Viejo – a community that has been in the works for us for more than a decade,” McCaffrey said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “And, you can also say it’s been in the works for Madera County for more than 25 years.”

    Families and community members enjoyed the music by the Minarets High School Show Band, a train around the Town Center, face painting, balloon art, and food provided by Axis – the brand new coffee bar and eatery. The smell of kettle corn was in the air, as guests also enjoyed popsicles and mini donuts.

    Guests at the grand opening had the opportunity to meet the inaugural homebuilders who provided the first look of the floor plans and renderings of the homes that will be offered at Tesoro Viejo.

    Guests were also the first to see the new Madera County Fire Station No. 7 – “Lucky Number 7” and the Madera County Sheriff substation located right in the Town Center. The brand new fire engine was on hand, as guests toured the new 4,600-square foot building. The new fire station and sheriff substation will serve not only the residents of Tesoro Viejo, but also residents of southeastern Madera County.

    “Tesoro Viejo is an excellent example of good planning and partnership,” said Madera County Supervisor Brett Frazier. “We commend the Tesoro Viejo Development team for their foresight and planning to ensure the necessary public services are in place from day one – they are funding this important public service that will benefit the residents of Tesoro Viejo, and also residents in southeastern Madera County.”

    Located in the Town Center is “The Hub” – Tesoro Viejo’s innovative Welcome Center with approximately 7,800 square feet – that will feature Axis, a neighborhood coffee bar and eatery, plus multi-use offices. In addition, the event lawn will deliver an exceptional outdoor atmosphere for community entertainment and activities.

    Eclectic and lively, Axis Coffee Bar and Eatery is now open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer fair-trade coffee sourced from around the world in a warm and welcoming environment. The seasonal food menu is thoughtfully sourced and utilizes organic and local produce and meats. The inviting space with rich colors and textures will inspire leisurely coffee dates with friends or a relaxing glass of wine or craft beer in the evenings. From classic cappuccinos and lattes to affogato and ice cream espresso blends made with local ice cream, there is something for all coffee lovers.

    Approved for up to 5,190 homes in nine distinct, walkable villages; the community will be a vibrant hub with housing and business opportunities, a walkable town center, thriving industry, and neighborhood parks and schools. The community features three million square feet of non-residential space for commercial, retail, professional office, and light industrial opportunities.

    The first village, Hillside Village, will offer up to 800 homes that provide diverse housing options to fit a wide range of lifestyles and needs. The first model homes in Hillside Village also celebrated its grand opening. Offered by McCaffrey Homes, the Altura collection starts in the low $300s and was planned with the active lifestyle in mind with modern conveniences, minimum maintenance, and maximum style and quality.

    D.R. Horton and K. Hovnanian Homes will join the group of inaugural homebuilders in Hillside Village. D.R. Horton will build The Bluffs at Hillside Village, designed specifically for Tesoro Viejo offering unique one and two-story homes created with families in mind. They are the largest homebuilder in the United States with a philosophy spanning 40 years to create value every step of the way.

    “The vision of providing not only a quality built, family-friendly home but truly an entire community experience is very exciting. Our entire team is looking forward to bringing our best to this project,” said Joey Gendron, Vice President of Sales for D.R. Horton.

    K. Hovnanian Homes will bring their Vista Bella collection with a variety of architectural styles to choose from based on historical styles reminiscent of the region’s agricultural roots including mission, craftsman, modern farmhouse, and contemporary rustic. For more than 50 years, they have been creating communities nationwide with a history of solid success and award-winning standards.

    “We are very fortunate to be part of this unique and exciting new community,” said Mike Wyatt, K. Hovnanian Homes Division President. “Our commitment to designing, building and delivering affordable, quality homes is what has enabled us to provide the dream of homeownership for over 50 years, and we will continue to do so at our Vista Bella neighborhood in beautiful Tesoro Viejo.”

    Hillside Village will feature a resort-style clubhouse, an amphitheater, and neighborhood parks. In the heart of Hillside Village is Chawanakee Unified School District’s new Hillside School which opened for the 2018-19 school year and serves students from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.

    Recognized for its innovative design, Tesoro Viejo creates a truly walkable community where the extensive trail system leads to the Town Center – a place to connect with neighbors, family, and friends.

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    MaidPro has ranked fourth on Franchise Business Review’s 2018 list of the 100 Most Innovative Franchise Brands in the U.S. and was first on the list in the Cleaning & Maintenance category.

    BOSTON (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

    MaidPro has ranked fourth on Franchise Business Review’s 2018 list of the 100 Most Innovative Franchise Brands in the U.S. and was first on the list in the Cleaning & Maintenance category.

    The list’s ranking was based on franchisee satisfaction of the country’s leading franchise brands. To gauge satisfaction, a 33-question survey covered leadership, training, and core values, in addition to personal questions pertaining to the type of lifestyle franchisees achieved and level of enjoyment they found in their franchise business.

    MaidPro President Richard Sparacio said, “At MaidPro, we are constantly evolving so we can lead our rapidly growing industry with best practices, supported by our state-of-the art software, creative marketing, and proven business strategy. And we also rely on innovation to better serve our franchisees by creating solutions that provide them with a quality work-life balance and manageable hours, while still offering them low start-up costs and recurring profit.”

    Commenting on the new 2018 list and the meaning of “innovation,” Franchise Business Review’s CEO Eric Stites said that “innovation takes a lot more than just having creative, great ideas, it also takes execution.” Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction.

    MaidPro was previously recognized by FBR this year as a Top Franchise for 2018, a Top Franchise Leader and as a Top Franchise for Veterans. MaidPro is currently FBR’s top maid service for franchisee satisfaction and its top low-cost maid service. MaidPro has also ranked on four separate Entrepreneur lists: Top 100 Franchise, Top Global Franchise, Fastest-Growing Franchise and Top Company Cultures.

    ABOUT MAIDPRO
    MaidPro is a Boston-based franchisor of house cleaning services with over 255 locations in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1997, takes pride in its strong owner community, cutting-edge technology, and creative marketing. It has been honored with the Franchise Business Review’s Four-Star Rating and Franchise 50 awards every year from 2006 to 2018 for owner satisfaction. MaidPro was named one of the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities by USA Today’s Franchising Today. MaidPro is also a proud member of the International Franchise Association, Canadian Franchise Association, and the New England Franchise Association. The company can be found online at http://www.maidprofranchise.com. Reported by PRWeb 10 hours ago.

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    Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmithGroup, one of the nation’s largest integrated design firms, is pleased to announce that Thomas L. Mroz, Jr., PLA, FASLA, LEED AP, has been elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding leadership and management skills. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and reflects the significant contributions that Mroz has made to the profession of landscape architecture, the education of future professionals, and his long-standing commitment to ASLA.

    Mroz’s professional legacy has been defined by his passion for blending design talent with business acumen to advance his firm and the profession. A senior vice president and veteran of SmithGroup for over 35 years, he serves as director of the firm’s Ann Arbor office. He is also a member of SmithGroup’s board of directors and chairman of the company’s finance committee.

    Throughout his career Mroz has assembled and led high-performing teams on a variety of complex and challenging projects for a range of clients, including the state of New Hampshire; the City of Rochester, New York; Chrysler Corporation; and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

    Respected by colleagues as an advocate for mentorship and professional development of staff, Mroz was instrumental in founding SmithGroup’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program, which provides students from historically underrepresented demographics the opportunity to attain their professional goals while advancing the design industry and improving the built environment.

    Mroz has also put his leadership and management skills to work within the design community through legislative advocacy with ASLA at the state and national levels. Contributions have included multi-year service on the group’s Finance and Investments and Audit Committees and a seat on the organization’s Executive Committee as Vice President of Finance.

    Mroz is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned master’s degrees in landscape architecture and business. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from University of Maryland.

    Mroz and the entire class of 2018 Fellows were honored at a formal ceremony on October 21, 2018 at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia.

    *About the American Society of Landscape Architects*

    Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

    *SmithGroup* (www.smithgroup.com) is one of the world’s preeminent integrated design firms. Working across a network of 13 offices in the U.S. and China, a team of 1,300 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design, and delivery. The scale of the firm’s thinking and organization produces partnerships with forward-looking clients that maximize opportunities, minimize risk and solve their most complex problems. SmithGroup creates exceptional design solutions for healthcare, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces.

    *Attachments*

    · FASLA_Mroz_News Release_FINAL
    · Tom Mroz-SmithGroup

    CONTACT: Amy Russeau
    SmithGroup
    313.442.8061
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    Partnership increases awareness of services and opportunities available to veterans and their families, families of active-duty military, and caregivers

    PHOENIX (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

    Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) and Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) are teaming up to support the military community. The two nonprofits have officially partnered to increase awareness of their respective services and advance their common goal of providing veterans and military families with resources and support services for mental health care.

    “We are thrilled to partner with CVN and felt it was a natural fit between our two organizations,” said Mike Focareto, Vet Tix founder and CEO. “Our events not only provide entertainment and lifelong memories, they also help to reduce stress, strengthen family bonds and enhance the quality of life of our VetTixers and their families. The relationship with CVN will introduce VetTixers to mental health resources, while continuing to provide them with memories that last a lifetime. We care deeply about meeting mental health needs and are excited to help bring awareness to the resources offered by CVN.”

    “Collaborating with Vet Tix furthers our mission of improving quality of life for veterans and their families,” said Anthony Hassan, CVN President and CEO. “We believe this partnership will make additional veterans and families aware of our services and help lead us closer to our vision of ensuring every veteran and family member is able to obtain access to high-quality, effective care.”

    Vet Tix events provide service members and veterans a unique opportunity to spend quality time with one another and family to strengthen social connections and reduce stress. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided more than 5 million free event tickets to its community of more than 900,000. Attending events enables VetTixers to create life-long memories with their friends, families and fellow VetTixers. To learn more about Vet Tix and how to get involved, visit the sign-up page.

    The Cohen Veterans Network, Inc. is a national not-for-profit philanthropic organization that was created to serve veterans and their families by providing high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care. Through its client-centered, customized outpatient care, CVN supports veterans and their families as they begin their next mission: healthy and happy lives.

    ABOUT VETERAN TICKETS FOUNDATION: Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national 501(C)(3) nonprofit that supports all branches of currently serving military, including the Guard and Reserves, veterans of all eras, their families, including immediate family of those killed in action, and caregivers of VetTixers. Vet Tix provides free event tickets with a nominal delivery fee to attend sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Attending these types of community events improves morale and strengthens family bonds while encouraging service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided more than 5 million free event tickets to more than 900,00 VetTixers. The nonprofit organization spends over 95 percent back to its programs, giving back to those who have given so much. Visit VetTix.org to learn more, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    ABOUT COHEN VETERANS NETWORK: At the Cohen Veterans Network, we seek to improve the quality of life for veterans, including those from the National Guard and Reserves, and their families. CVN works to strengthen mental health outcomes and complement existing support, with a particular focus on post-traumatic stress. Our vision is to ensure that every veteran and family member is able to obtain access to high-quality, effective care that enables them to lead fulfilling and productive lives. CVN is a registered 501c3 Private Foundation. Follow CVN on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
    For more information, visit our website at http://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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