California Business

Black Angus Steakhouse Kicks Off Football Season With Super Bowl Sweepstakes And Game Day Specials

01 01 1970

Pick'em to Win is an online game where players predict the winning NFL teams each week. Participants can win $5 Black Angus Football Bucks when they make at least seven correct picks during any given week throughout the season. Additionally, each week that guests make their picks, they will receive an automatic entry to the grand prize sweepstakes. The sweepstakes drawing will be held at the end of the football season, where nine prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners. Customers can sign up to Pick'em to Win at blackangus.com/pickem. The sweepstakes prizes include the following: Grand prize: A Trip for two to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018 First place: $650 Amazon Gift Card for a TV of their choice Second place: $500 Black Angus Gift Card Third place: $450 Amazon Gift Card Fourth place: $250 Amazon Gift Card...

BKM Sowan Horan Appoints New Partner to Grow Dallas Practice

01 01 1970

Karl Schwabauer has a proven record as an effective forensic accounting, valuation and litigation professional with excellent client service that attracts new business. "It is exciting that all of our practice groups are equally committed to the firm's growth goals, while we are all also on the same page regarding maintaining our commitment to taking the best possible care of our clients". Karl is a CPA, CFF and CVA and is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA and the American Bar Association where he serves on the Business and Commercial Litigation Committee and the Expert Witness Committee.  Karl has an accounting degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and an MBA from California State University Dominguez Hills.  Karl is married with two children and resides in Plano, Texas. For additional information, please contact: ...

BizNet Software Announces Keynote Speaker for Sixth-Annual...

01 01 1970

Registration is now open for Excelapalooza 2017 “Over the last six years, we’ve set the bar high by calling it the ‘No.1 Excel-based user conference’ and this year, our sixth event, we intend to surpass it.” Dallas, TX March 28, 2017 BizNet Software, a pioneer in Microsoft Excel cloud reporting and business intelligence solutions, has announced former U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy as keynote speaker for Excelapalooza® 2017. Discounted “early bird” registration for the sixth annual Microsoft Excel training and user conference is now open at http://www.excelapalooza.com. Cost is $1,250 through May 31, when the regular price of $1,450 takes effect. The conference is scheduled Sept. 17-20 at the Dallas/Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center. “The purpose of Excelapalooza is to bring together like-minded professionals from all over the world who recognize and appreciate the power of Microsoft Excel and its importance to our brand,”...

Bivins Gallery Solo Exhibition Announcement Featuring Tom Holland: Birds and Water

01 01 1970

Opening reception on Fri., October 27, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bivins Gallery in the Uptown Dallas Crescent complex. Press Release - updated: Sep 27, 2017 07:30 EDT DALLAS, Texas, September 27, 2017 - ​Bivins Gallery is proud to present Tom Holland: Birds and Water from October 27 through December 2, 2017. The solo exhibition will be unveiled with an opening reception on Friday, October 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at which the celebrated artist will be present. Holland's works are inspired by natural elements of California where the artist currently resides, evident in the forms and colors of each work. Tom Holland | Magpie | 2016 | epoxy on aluminum | 48" x 48" The exhibition at Bivins Gallery will focus on the artist's most recent works, and will include paintings and freestanding paintings. The sinuous forms and organic colors call to mind the landscape and scenery of the legendary artist's surroundings. In using his preferred media, epoxy on aluminum...

Bipartisan Legislation Promotes Training, Development of Young Loggers

01 01 1970

Hemphill, TX March 13, 2017 The American Loggers Council (ALC) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation to promote the training and development of future generations of professional timber harvesters. The Future Logging Careers Act (HR 1454) would extend an existing agricultural exemption-- now enjoyed by family farmers and ranchers-- to enable family-owned logging businesses to train their sixteen- and seventeen-year-old sons and daughters in mechanical timber harvesting. The legislation was introduced by chief sponsors U.S. Representatives Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine). Co-sponsors of HR 1454 also include Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana), Mark Amodei (R-Nevada), Bruce Babin (R-Texas), Paul Cook (R-California), Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina), Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin), Jody Hice (R-Georgia), Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana), Walter Jones (R-North Carolina), Tom McClintock (R-California), Rick Nolan (D-Minnesota), Steve Pearce...

BioLife Solutions CryoStor® Cell Freeze Media Embedded in Cellular Biomedicine Group Clinical Trial of AlloJoin™

01 01 1970

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 19, 2017 () -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media ("BioLife"), announced that Cellular Biomedicine Group (NASDAQ: CBMG), a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm engaged in the development of immunotherapies for cancer and stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases ("CBMG"), has validated BioLife's proprietary CryoStor freeze media for use in CBMG's planned US Phase I clinical trial of AlloJoin, an off the shelf allogeneic stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis. Mike Rice, BioLife President & CEO, commented, "We are very pleased to support CBMG in their development and potential commercialization of AlloJoin. CBMG is the leading regenerative medicine company in China, with a robust clinical pipeline...

BioLife Solutions and SAVSU Providing Enhanced Cold Chain Technologies for 8 UCSF Clinical Trials of Treg Cell Therapies

01 01 1970

BOTHELL, Wash. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 31, 2017 () -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and SAVSU, the leading developer of smart, precision shipping containers and cloud-based cold chain management SaaS solutions, today announced both companies are providing their respective enhanced cold chain technologies for use in 8 active and pending clinical trials conducted by the Diabetes Center and Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Qizhi Tang, PhD, the director of the Transplantation Research Laboratory, described a way to preferentially grow human Tregs in a clinical laboratory that are specifically targeted to protect donor tissue. These donor-targeted Tregs have been administered to liver and kidney transplant...

BioBridges Appoints New Director of Client Services

01 01 1970

BOSTON, MA, June 29, 2017 - ​BioBridges, a Career Portfolio® Management company providing integrated services to the life sciences community, is proud to announce and welcome Michael Battista as the company’s Director of Client Services. Battista will collaborate with emerging and established pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies to engage highly skilled professionals who are focused on the work at hand and can move clinical programs forward. Prior to joining BioBridges, Battista served as a Surgical Sales Representative for Allergan plc located in Irvine, California. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals, devices, and biologic products for patients around the world. He has also served as Regional Business Manager and Territory Sales Manager at NOVADAQ. ​ "I am excited to join the BioBridges team and to help our clients achieve their program goals and objectives. I was drawn to BioBridges for...

Bill Bent Joins AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. as Chief Strategy Adviser

01 01 1970

Bill Bent Joins AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. as Chief Strategy Adviser Mesa, AZ, July 25, 2017 --(PR.com)-- AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. a trusted provider of mortgage loans for over 25 years, announced today that Bill Bent has joined its staff in a newly created position, as Chief Strategy Adviser. Bent is responsible for providing guidance on strategic growth initiatives and recruitment opportunities.“Bill’s wealth of knowledge and his years of industry experience make him a valuable addition to the team. He has earned a reputation as a strong and tireless leader,” said Erik Lutz, President of AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. “This is the perfect time for Bill to join our team. We are growing quickly, and I know Bill will thrive in our highly dynamic company culture.”Bent brings over 30 years of experience to AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. He served on the Board of Directors at Academy Mortgage Corporation and as the Executive Vice President of National Production. Under...

Big Red Soda Launches Second Annual ¡Avance! Scholarship Program To Encourage Pursuit Of Higher Education Within Hispanic Community

01 01 1970

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanic college enrollment has doubled in the last 20 years. However, the cost of a higher education continues to rise, significantly outpacing inflation, and can be a deterrent to any potential applicant. The scholarships, awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year, will grant $1,000 each to five students that attend a HACU member institution. Students can learn more about the program at www.bigred.com/scholarship and can sign up to be notified when the applications go live in January 2018. Last year's program received over 1,800 applications from around the country. "Big Red is proud to support HACU's mission of championing Hispanic success in higher education," said Sergio Trujillo, marketing director at Big Red. "Last year, we saw great interest in our Big Red ¡Avance! Scholarship Program and we hope to generate...

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