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FFI announces the program of its annual Global Conference in October 2020

This year’s conference, 2020 Vision: Blind Spots and Bright Spots in the Field of Family Enterprise, will feature nearly 80 presenters on topics related to law, finance, behavioral science and management.(PRWeb March 23, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ffi_announces_the_program_of_its_annual_global_conference_in_october_2020/prweb16998454.htm

Cal/OSHA Summit Returns to San Diego, October 14-16th, to Review the Latest Workplace Compliance Pitfalls to Avoid and Safety Management Best Practices for CA Businesses

As a leading California-specific workplace safety compliance and management event, the Cal/OSHA Summit will provide attendees with the latest updates on workplace violence prevention, review how to avoid state and federal OSHA enforcement traps, and tools to implement a safety culture, training, and leadership development program.(PRWeb February 19, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cal_osha_summit_returns_to_san_diego_october_14_16th_to_review_the_latest_workplace_compliance_pitfalls_to_avoid_and_safety_management_best_practices_for_ca_businesses/prweb16916371.htm

Cal/OSHA Summit Returns to San Diego, October 14-16th, to Review the Latest Workplace Compliance Pitfalls to Avoid and Safety Management Best Practices for CA Businesses

As a leading California-specific workplace safety compliance and management event, the Cal/OSHA Summit will provide attendees with the latest updates on workplace violence prevention, review how to avoid state and federal OSHA enforcement traps, and tools to implement a safety culture, training, and leadership development program.(PRWeb February 19, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cal_osha_summit_returns_to_san_diego_october_14_16th_to_review_the_latest_workplace_compliance_pitfalls_to_avoid_and_safety_management_best_practices_for_ca_businesses/prweb16916371.htm

Wireless Zone® Donated $25,000 to Homes for our Troops in October

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (PRWEB) January 21, 2020
Wireless Zone®, a Verizon authorized retailer and the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise, recently donated $25,000 to Homes for our Troops through its philanthropic Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving®. The check presentation took place on October 3, 2019. Homes for our troops is one of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving’s core charities—groups supported annually that are selected for their service of all Wireless Zone communities.
Homes For Our Troops is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted, custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Most of the veterans whom HFOT assists have sustained injuries including limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury. Since its inception in 2004, Homes for our Troops has built 290 specially adapted homes for veterans and their families.
According to the organization’s website, the mission of HFOT is “building homes, rebuilding lives” by providing a pro-bono financial planner for three years to assist in financial planning and household budgeting, in addition to homeownership education and warranty coverage to ensure that the Veteran is set up for long-term success as a homeowner.
“Our Veterans and their families sacrifice so much for our country, and sadly, many of them come home no longer able to work and are burdened with significant medical expenses. This organization provides them with a home suited to their disabilities in the community they choose, and continues to give them support well beyond moving in,” said Brian Murtari, President of Wireless Zone’s Foundation for Giving. “It’s a great program and we’re proud to support their work.”
The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving allows for franchisees to participate in other system wide events including the annual Backpack Giveaway to local schools. Franchisees collect funds throughout the year in order to purchase new backpacks stocked with necessary school supplies for children in need. In 2019, Wireless Zone’s third annual Backpack Giveaway gave out an estimated 70,000 backpacks to children in need all across the country. More information about the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving and its charity partners can be found at https://wirelesszone.com/foundation/.
About Wireless Zone:Founded in 1988 as “”The Car Phone Store””, the Wireless Zone system has become the nation’s largest wireless retail franchisor and was ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. Each store is independently owned and operated, exclusively offering Verizon Wireless products and services. The Wireless Zone system has been honored with Verizon’s “Best Customer Service” award for five consecutive years and is franchised and operated by Wireless Zone LLC. For more information, visit http://www.wirelesszone.com.
About The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving:The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving was founded in 2003 after identifying a need and desire to give back to our communities. Today the Foundation raises a substantial amount of money to support a large number of local charities and causes in the communities in which we do business. We also have time-honored relationships with our national charities including Make-A-Wish, Autism Speaks, Children’s Tumor Foundation and St. Jude’s as well as No Kid Hungry, Best Friends Animal Rescue, Homes for our Troops and Sandy Hook Promise.

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GameAbove, Mr. October Foundation Announce Collaboration, $500,000 a Year to Expand STEM Efforts for Young Women and Men

Digital Divas program provides expanded STEM opportunities

…a significant gender gap remains.

YPSILANTI, Mich. (PRWEB) January 10, 2020
GameAbove and the Mr. October Foundation today announced a collaborative effort and $500,000 in annual funding to expand a successful Eastern Michigan University program that encourages and supports more girls and boys, particularly from disadvantaged areas, to enter technology-related careers.
Digital Divas, which began in 2010 as a twice-a-year conference for middle and high school girls, will now expand to include after-school sessions, summer camps and other events to provide more opportunities to build STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and knowledge in a space where individuals can explore and build their interests while becoming familiar with life on a college campus. The additional funding and collaboration will also support the recent addition of a “Digital Dudes” program, targeting at-risk young men in inner cities by engaging them in hands-on learning and exposure to a college campus in hopes to improve high school graduation rates and help them plan a pathway to college.
“The past decade has witnessed explosive growth in the technology industry, yet a significant gender gap remains. Women are missing out on this entrepreneurial success. GameAbove and the Mr. October Foundation are coming together to help change this disparity,” said Denis Wolcott, GameAbove spokesperson. “Digital Divas, and now Digital Dudes, are wonderful opportunities for young people to achieve their dreams.”
“I’m very excited and appreciative of our new partnership with GameAbove and Eastern Michigan University,” said Reggie Jackson, founder of the Mr. October Foundation. “Detroit has always been a target for me since I’ve played there and learned of the need they’ve had for a focus on education among the younger generation – a generation that soon will be making the decisions for our future.”
Through the initiative announced today, GameAbove will provide up to $500,000 annually to expand Digital Divas’ programming beyond the twice-a-year conferences, underwrite the program’s executive director salary and provide scholarships to attend EMU. The Mr. October Foundation will provide additional curriculum and educational assistance to targeted schools in Detroit and other Southeast Michigan communities. GameAbove, whose advisory board is filled with successful entrepreneurs dedicated to enhancing the academic experience within EMU and the surrounding communities, found a perfect partner in the Mr. October Foundation with a shared vision: To see young people succeed.
“On behalf of the faculty and supporters of Digital Divas, we are grateful for this generous funding and commitment to our program,” said Bia Hamed, Digital Divas Program Director. “This collaboration will benefit so many more female and male students from inner cities, from rural communities, and from low socioeconomic areas and historically disadvantaged school districts. We look forward to reaching more young people and inspiring them into STEM courses and careers.”
According to an American Association of University Women research report, a combination of stereotypes, gender biases, and values result in women often reporting that they don’t feel as if they belong in engineering and computing fields. Less than 20 percent of computer science degrees went to women in 2017 and the numbers are lower for minority women, according to another report. To correct this disparity, EMU’s College of Engineering & Technology launched Digital Divas to inspire and provide positive role models and experiences for girls.
Over the past few months, GameAbove has donated more than $13 million to academic, athletic and supportive programs at Eastern Michigan University. Previously announced gifts of $3.5 million to EMU include the “GameAbove, Faculty First” initiative to support faculty development and the “Students Matter Most” grant to assist the academic and program needs of current and future students.
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About The GameAboveAt The GameAbove, our primary focus is to help shape, inspire and support the current and future students of Eastern Michigan University by reaching new heights in learning through transformation and inspiration in the educational experience. Together, we will strive for that next level of success with a GameAbove all others. The GameAbove family of organizations will also help improve the higher education experience by exploring and supporting the use of innovative financial models to sustain universities, creative giving within the community, enhancing the campus environment, elevating athletics and promoting pioneering academic programs. http://www.gameabove.com
About The Mr. October FoundationThe Mr. October Foundation was founded in 1997 by Reginald Martinez “Reggie” Jackson with the goal of helping to bridge the “digital divide” for the benefit of disadvantaged kids whose circumstances hamper their ability to achieve the goal of a good education. Mr. Jackson is a retired Major League Baseball right fielder who played from 1967 to 1987 for the Oakland A’s, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. Mr. Jackson, nicknamed “Mr. October,” is a 14-time All-Star, five-time World Series champion and two-time World Series MVP. He was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993. http://www.mroctober.org
About Digital DivasDigital Diva’s mission is to provide a venue for connecting middle and high school women with careers in STEM through: Introducing young women to careers in technology, recruiting women into technology majors, breaking down gender stereotypes regarding tech careers, creating awareness of safe online interactions, and encouraging ethical behaviors in digital spaces. The program now also reaches young men in disadvantaged communities as a pathway to college and escape poverty. http://www.emich.edu/digitaldivas
About Eastern Michigan UniversityFounded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University’s website.

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Hartman Acquired Houston Highbrook Portfolio in the month of October

On October 1, 2019, a subsidiary of Hartman vREIT XXI, Inc. (vREIT XXI) acquired Highbrook Portfolio for approximately $20.5 million with the proceeds from the public offering. Highbrook Portfolio is a group of three office properties; two in the Energy Corridor within the Park Ten Business Park (1400 Broadfield Building and 16420 Park Ten Building), and the other in the Willowbrook area near Farm to Market (FM) Road 1960 and State Highway (SH) 249/Tomball Parkway.(PRWeb December 13, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/hartman_acquired_houston_highbrook_portfolio_in_the_month_of_october/prweb16787730.htm