Tag: Southern California

City National Opens Banking Office in Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business BankSM, announced today that it has opened its third full-service banking office in Manhattan at Brookfield Place. The office is located on the 26th floor of 250 Vesey St., formerly known as Four World Financial Center, between the Hudson River and the rebuilt World Trade Center, in the heart of Lower Manhattan. The new office will provide City National’s premier private and business banking and wealth management capabilities to financial services employees, small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations, professionals, investors, and other individuals and

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP(R) Port Jefferson/East Patchogue, NY Practitioner Recognized for her Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Otolaryngology

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ear, nose and throat specialists and sub-specialists of ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA)-the nation’s preeminent otolaryngology practice-have long valued support offered to clinicians by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Year after year, so many of the Practice’s 180+ physicians attend the AAO-HNS annual meeting, this year to be held September 18-21 in San Diego, California.  Indeed, dozens of ENTA physicians have spoken and led seminars at AAO-HNS events held during the convention. This year is particularly special to ENTA, because one of its own-Dr. Lauren

Pacific Mercantile Bank Launches Solar and Renewable Energy Lending Group

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Mercantile Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), today announced the launch of its Solar and Renewable Energy Lending Group, which will offer specialized financing to companies engaged in sustainable, renewable energy projects across the United States. “Renewable energy financing is an excellent fit with our commercial banking platform,” said Tom Vertin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank.  “We specialize in developing the type of customized, flexible financing solutions required for small-scale renewable energy commercial projects.  Capitalizing on the strong demand for

Everi’s TournEvent of Champions Slot Tournament Campaign to Culminate in Exciting Finale September 28 at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After five months of intense TournEvent of Champions® qualifying tournaments at 89 casinos across the U.S., Canada, and Peru, the stage is set for the thrilling conclusion to TournEvent of Champions®, the gaming industry’s premier slot tournament competition, presented by Everi Games Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”). Finalists from this year’s participating casinos will gather in Las Vegas and compete for slot tournament supremacy at The Million Dollar Event™, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 28 at XS Nightclub in the beautiful Wynn/Encore resort. The

Eckrich, Operation Homefront and Albertsons Honor Military Family

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, partnered with Albertsons and Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, to honor a Texas military family Thursday morning. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/cd72796f-2ac0-4bd0-b3ec-e6a5fb345634. Eckrich hosted a special presentation for the Debiak family at the Albertsons headquarters in Ft. Worth, Tex., where they surprised them with one year of free groceries, valued at over $13,000, at Albertsons.  The family was also presented with tickets to the Alabama

City National Donates Record Number of Backpacks With School Supplies to Schools and Nonprofits in Five States

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business BankSM, today announced that colleagues of the bank collected over 1,400 backpacks filled with school supplies as part of its 7th Annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive held this month.  The bank is donating the backpacks filled with supplies to 54 elementary and middle schools, and nonprofit organizations in California, Nevada, New York, Georgia and Tennessee. This year’s donations surpassed last year’s school supplies drive by over 21 percent.  This is also the fourth consecutive year that the bank has included backpacks pre-filled with school supplies,

Olympic Bronze-Medalist (and PSFCU Member) Monica Aksamit Named Credit Union’s “Rising Star” Recipient for 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Olympic bronze-medalist fencer Monica Aksamit was named the 2016 “PSFCU Rising Star” by the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union this past week for her exceptional achievement at the recent Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/864fadaa-e6e6-4a3b-ae78-2a025aaacf35 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8eda5889-ca1e-4418-9969-6a245b0bfed0 The 26-year-old Matawan, NJ native was awarded $5,000 by PSFCU, the Brooklyn-based credit union that is the largest ethnic credit union in the country.  Ms. Aksamit, a PSFCU member for the past 18 years, received her prize earlier this week during the “Rising Star” awards ceremony held at the PSFCU

Don M. Bailey Appointed to OncoCyte Corporation’s Board of Directors

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OncoCyte Corporation (NYSE MKT:OCX), a developer of novel, non-invasive blood and urine based tests for the early detection of cancer, today announced the appointment of Don M. Bailey to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Bailey will also be making a $750,000 investment in OncoCyte as part of the financing announced today by the Company. Mr. Bailey’s career is highlighted by a track record of creating shareholder value at publicly traded companies.  He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:AST).  Previously, Mr. Bailey served

$57K Raised at Associa Cares Southern California Golf Tournament

TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Four Southern California-based Associa branches recently joined forces to raise more than $57,000 for Associa Cares at its annual golf fundraiser. The 6th Annual Southern California Golf Tournament at Temecula Creek Inn was hosted by Prescott Companies, Equity Management & Realty, Professional Community Management and N.N. Jaeschke along with the restoration firm Lincoln Hancock. Participants included community management industry vendors, homeowners’ association board members and Associa branch employees from throughout the region. The dollars were raised through sponsorships and donations go directly to Associa Cares, which provides relief funds to families across

Forex Development Names Peg Reed as its Chief Operating Officer

New York, Aug. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Forex Development Corporation (“FDC” or the “Company”), a leading provider of FX Prime Broker Solutions, is pleased to announce that Peg Reed, an industry leader with stellar forex credentials will be its Chief Operating Officer effective August 15, 2016. As COO, Reed shall lead FDC’s operations with the primary focus on scaling its customer base, managing the rapid growth and expanding its presence globally. Further, Reed will oversee sales, marketing, business development and implement Company’s aggressive institutional FX B2B strategy. Reed joins FDC with a wealth of experience and unparalleled accomplishments in

Cadiz Inc. Issues Statement on Apparent Bias in Bureau of Land Management’s Review of the Cadiz Water Project  

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI) (“Cadiz”, the “Company”) reported today that the Wall Street Journal published an editorial on the content of email exchanges, previously disclosed by the Company on August 8, 2016, between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) and third parties regarding BLM’s review of the Cadiz Water Project. The Company received the emails following a request for information from the BLM filed under the Freedom of Information Act. The Company issued the following statement following the Wall Street Journal editorial: “We are extremely disappointed to learn of BLM’s apparent lack

Unified Grocers Posts FY2016 Q3 Results; Operating Income Up Year-To-Date

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Unified Grocers, Inc. (Unified) announced that it has filed results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2016, ending July 2, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Los Angeles-based wholesaler reported gross billings for the 39 weeks ended July 2, 2016 (the “2016 period”) of $2.914 billion compared to $2.996 billion for the same period last year. While sales declined — primarily due to the loss of business from Haggen’s Pacific Southwest (California, Arizona, Nevada) stores — operating income is up year-to-date due to improved gross margins and a focus

Pacific Mercantile Bank’s Maxwell Sinclair Elected to Board of Directors of The Wiley Center

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Mercantile Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), today announced that Maxwell Sinclair, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank, has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Wiley Center for Speech and Language Development, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing evidence-based services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other special needs. Based in Culver City, The Wiley Center is dedicated to creating a broad-based collaborative network to provide comprehensive support and promote healthy life-sustaining education, emotional,

Pulse Provides Q2 Report and Outlook for Remainder of 2016

DENVER, Aug. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Pulse Beverage Corporation (“Pulse”) (OTCQX:PLSB), makers of Natural Cabana® Lemonades/Limeades and Coconut Waters, and PULSE® Heart & Body Health functional beverages, today provided its Q2 Report and Outlook for remainder of 2016. Business Highlights for Q2-2016 to Date: During the first half of 2016 Pulse made a strategic decision to move from a direct store delivery distribution system (“DSD”) to a hybrid system of 75 of its strongest Class “A” DSDs and 20 wholesalers, concentrating placements into high volume cold box sets. Pulse eliminated a number of weaker, non-performing DSDs in certain

SilverSun Technologies Reports Profitable Second Quarter 2016 Results

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:SSNT) (OTCQB:SSNT), a national provider of transformational business technology solutions and services, today announced its second quarter results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016. Financial Highlights for Three Months Ended June 30, 2016 Compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2015: Revenues increased to $8,562,890, rising 44.3% from $5,931,419. Software sales increased 29.0% to $1,184,251 from $918,251. Services revenues totaled $7,378,639, increasing 47.2% from $5,013,168. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) were $656,964, increasing 221% from $204,429. Net income was $547,120, or $0.12

Associa PCM Names Clint Warrell President

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Aug. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Associa Professional Community Management (Associa PCM) is proud to announce the appointment of Clint Warrell as its president. This is a promotion for Warrell who was the firm’s senior vice president of operations. He will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight, monitoring performance and establishing positive relationships for Associa PCM’s Southern California branch offices in Foothill Ranch, Carlsbad, Laguna Woods, Riverside and Signal Hill. “Clint has been in the business for a long time and proven himself to be a natural leader who will continue to inspire and motivate our

Riviera Hires Tech Entrepreneur Will Hunsinger as COO

San Francisco, Aug. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Riviera, a tech-enabled recruiting firm providing services to tech companies seeking the best engineering talent, has announced the appointment of Will Hunsinger as chief operating officer. An experienced entrepreneur who has co-founded and held the title of CEO at several startups, Hunsinger is expressly qualified to assist Riviera with its mission to redefine the recruiting industry using technology and data science. Prior to joining Riviera, Hunsinger was digital practice director for private equity fund TPG Growth, the growth platform of TPG Capital. Prior to TPG, Hunsinger was Chairman, CEO and co-founder of

El Pollo Loco Brings the Heat with Grand Opening of First Dallas/Fort Worth Location

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today opened its doors to the first El Pollo Loco in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. The new restaurant, located at 1900 Central Drive in Bedford, TX is owned and operated by franchise partner Chicken Time II, LLC, an affiliate of Henry Investment Group. It is the first of seven locations set to open in the market by the end of the year. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7b5796db-a99b-42e6-bee1-70d8bb4057ad “As a brand we take great pride in serving an

Northrop Grumman Completes Selection of 2016 Research Projects with USC Viterbi School of Engineering

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken the next step in creating the Northrop Grumman Institute of Nanophotonics and Nanomaterials (NG-ION2) at the University of Southern California (USC) by selecting seven research projects to fund in 2016 with USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. The company has committed $500,000 to fund those projects. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=41046 Northrop Grumman founded the Institute in March on USC’s campus in Los Angeles to motivate joint research projects between the university and the aerospace industry into advanced optical materials and nanophotonic devices.

VPLS Solutions, LLC Named #12 on 2016 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VPLS Solutions, LLC announced that it has been named #12 on The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN® Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million who have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years.  VPLS Solutions’ #12 rank is based on a 203% growth rate over the period. A video accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/91fd6cc4-1dd3-4214-bdcb-ff32e58df240 “VPLS Solutions’ momentum is a real testament to the technology expertise and customer service our team