Tennessee Technology & Science

Internet Marketing Expert Group Hires Jon H. Elder as Director of Marketing Strategy
Internet Marketing Expert Group Hires Jon H. Elder as Director of Marketing Strategy

2017-07-20

Internet Marketing Expert Group in Sevierville, Tennessee hires Jon H. Elder as Director of Marketing Strategy. Press Release – updated: Jul 19, 2017 17:02 EDT Sevierville, TN, July 19, 2017 (PressRelease.com) – Jon H. Elder, a Sevier County native, has recently joined the team at Internet Marketing Expert Group (IMEG). He will serve as IMEG’s Director of Marketing Strategy with a focus on research, strategy and analytics. With over 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, he has become well known throughout the community. Prior to joining IMEG, he held positions with the cities of Sevierville and Gatlinburg where he worked in tourism development. Elder is “looking forward to continuing to promote the Smoky Mountain area with this exciting new opportunity” and IMEG...

America's SBDC Joins Force With eZ-Xpo to Launch the World's 1st Virtual Expo Network for Small Businesses Nationwide
America's SBDC Joins Force With eZ-Xpo to Launch the World's 1st Virtual Expo Network for Small Businesses Nationwide

2017-07-19

America’s SBDC connects businesses with the World’s 1st Virtual Expo Network in connection with eZ-XPO to boost organic traffic and qualified leads through business relationships and ongoing collaboration opportunities nationwide and worldwide. Press Release – updated: Jul 18, 2017 14:51 PDT SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 18, 2017 – eZ-Xpo, the global leader in Virtual Collaborative Network, announced the world’s 1st Virtual Expo Network for Small Businesses through a strategic alliance with America’s SBDC at the 37th Annual Professional Development Conference and Tradeshow on September 6-8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The 2017 America’s SBDC theme of “Work Smarter Live Better” can be represented by leveraging...

Fintech leader OppLoans Appoints Sal Hazday to COO Role
Fintech leader OppLoans Appoints Sal Hazday to COO Role

2017-07-18

    CHICAGO, IL, July 18, 2017 — OppLoans, a leading online lending platform, has hired veteran business executive, Sal Hazday, as Chief Operating Officer. OppLoans leverages strong technology and analytics to provide liquidity with flexible payment options to non-prime consumers. Hazday will lead operational excellence while driving new product strategy and ensuring continued best-in-class customer service rankings. Hazday joins OppLoans from ADP, where he most recently led its Small Business Services division that provides Payroll, HR and Time & Attendance solutions to over 500,000 small business clients. Prior to that role, he ran ADP’s Insurance Services agency, which manages over $1 billion in client premiums. Hazday obtained a bachelor’s degree from Yale and an MBA from Stanford. “Sal is a well-known industry veteran who brings...

Cancer Treatment Center Welcomes NWA's First Oncology-Focused Genetic Counselor
Cancer Treatment Center Welcomes NWA's First Oncology-Focused Genetic Counselor

2017-07-07

Highlands Oncology Group Welcomes Genetic Counselor and Genetic Services Coordinator, Who Will See Patients at the Center ROGERS, Ark., July 6, 2017 – Highlands Oncology Group, Northwest Arkansas’ leading cancer treatment provider, will host Courtney M. Cook, MS, LCGC, an oncology genetic counselor and genetic services coordinator at their facility; she is the first oncology-dedicated board certified genetic counselor in Northwest Arkansas. Cook will see patients at the center and will serve as a resource to healthcare providers in the community. The Arkansas Breast Cancer Specialists (ABCS) and The Cancer Challenge of NWA were both instrumental in bringing Cook to NWA. The ABCS is an accredited, multidisciplinary group of physicians in Northwest Arkansas who specialize in the...

Female Employees Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP File Class and Collective Action Against Medtronic for Gender Discrimination in Pay and Promotions
Female Employees Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP File Class and Collective Action Against Medtronic for Gender Discrimination in Pay and Promotions

2017-07-03

    MEMPHIS, TN, July 03, 2017 — On June 30, 2017, two female employees of Medtronic filed a complaint in federal court in the Western District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs bring claims for gender discrimination in pay and promotions. They bring their case individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated women, including current and former female employees of Medtronic who worked there at any time within three years prior to filing the complaint. The complaint alleges that Medtronic discriminates against female employees through its policies and practices concerning job assignment, career advancement, performance evaluations, promotion, and compensation. Medtronic is a Minnesota medical technology company with various locations around the country, including Memphis, Tennessee. According to its website, Medtronic “is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people...

Georgia State Erases Turner Field and Welcomes Latest in FieldTurf Technology
Georgia State Erases Turner Field and Welcomes Latest in FieldTurf Technology

2017-07-01

Georgia State Stadium, the new home of the Georgia State University Panthers and former ballpark of Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, will debut with the newest, most advanced monofilament FieldTurf surface available. Atlanta, Georgia, June 30, 2017 – A high-performance synthetic turf system is currently being installed at Georgia State Stadium, formerly Turner Field. Planned to debut on Aug. 31 when the Georgia State University Panthers host Tennessee State University, the new surface features FieldTurf’s latest monofilament technology. Construction is set to be complete in mid- July. “We are excited to be using the latest FieldTurf technology in Georgia State Stadium. Our goal was to provide the highest quality surface for our student-athletes from day one when we open...

Allied Dispatch Solutions Selected as Pep Boys' Roadside Provider
Allied Dispatch Solutions Selected as Pep Boys' Roadside Provider

2017-06-29

Johnson City, TN, June 29, 2017 – ​Allied Dispatch Solutions is creating over 70 new full-time positions in Johnson City, Tennessee to deliver roadside assistance for customers of Pep Boys, one of the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chains. “Pep Boys customers are going to leverage Allied’s EVOLVE Dispatch technology to get fast delivery to available store locations,” said Anthony M. Royer CEO of Allied Dispatch Solutions LLC. “Pep Boys customers are going to leverage Allied’s EVOLVE Dispatch technology to get fast delivery to available store locations.” Anthony Royer, CEO “This is a great opportunity for the Johnson City area to deliver on a national stage. When customers are looking for service from any Pep Boys location across the country,...

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests fell under the Affordable Care Act
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests fell under the Affordable Care Act

2017-06-28

(Reuters Health) – In Oregon, the rate of cardiac arrests happening outside of hospitals fell significantly after implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its expansion of health insurance coverage, researchers report. “The degree of benefit was most surprising: a 17 percent reduction in risk of cardiac arrest (a life-threatening condition where the heart stops pumping) among the middle-aged population for whom health insurance was expanded,” lead author Dr. Eric C. Stecker from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland said by email. Health insurance plays a big role in how, and whether, people receive adequate healthcare, but it’s not clear that better health insurance is associated with a lower risk of major bad health outcomes. Stecker and his colleagues studied the rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests before and after a rapid, community-wide expansion of health insurance coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known...

Career Author Gives TEDx Talk on Career Interference
Career Author Gives TEDx Talk on Career Interference

2017-06-27

“It turns out, I really like interviewing,” Copeland said. “I once snuck into a graduate school campus where I didn’t go in order to get a job interview. When word got out about my ‘love,’ people starting asking me for help with their careers.” Memphis, Tennessee June 27, 2017 — If you’re struggling to find a job in today’s market, Angela Copeland can relate. Copeland was midway through a pricey college degree in computer and systems engineering in 2000 when the dot-com crash happened. That experience would lead Copeland through a career path she could not have predicted, from engineer to project manager to digital marketing executive – and now, career coach. Copeland, the founder of Copeland Coaching, was recently invited to...

Five Leaders in the Infectious Disease Field Join Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics Board of Directors
Five Leaders in the Infectious Disease Field Join Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics Board of Directors

2017-06-26

BOSTON MA – 06/26/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors: Robert Gaynes, MD, Professor – Distinguished Physician and Professor – Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine – Emory University School of Medicine Infectious disease Shahin Gharakhanian, MD – Pharmaceutical Medicine expert based at the Cambridge Innovation Center, infectious disease drug/vaccine development Cristina Larkin, Chief Commercial Officer – Spero Therapeutics, biopharmaceutical portfolio management Margaret Riley, PhD, Professor – Department of Biology – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, evolution of microbial resistance David White,...

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