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Posts made in April, 2017

Hurricanes Acquire Scott Darling from Chicago

By on Apr 30, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

“Scott had a very successful season in Chicago and was a big part of the Blackhawks finishing with the best record in the Western Conference,” said Francis. “He played a critical role on Chicago’s 2015 championship team.” Darling, 28, went 18-5-5, with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 32 games played for Chicago in 2016-17. He recorded the decision in each of his career-high 27 starts (18-5-4), with his lone non-start decision coming as an overtime loss on March 21 against Vancouver after he entered a 4-1 game just moments into the third period. Darling’s .924 save percentage in 2016-17 ranked tied for fourth among all NHL goaltenders who started more than 25 games. Born in Newport News, VA, but raised in Lamont, IL, Darling (6’6″, 232 lbs.) made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on Oct. 26, 2015. In 75 career NHL games with Chicago, he has posted a 39-17-9 record, a 2.37 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. In 2015, Darling went 3-1 in five opening-round playoff appearances against Nashville, helping the Blackhawks win their first-round series en route to their third Stanley Cup championship in six years. Originally drafted by the Coyotes in the sixth round, 153rd overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft, Darling played two seasons at the University of Maine before turning professional. Before making his NHL debut, he played games at nearly every North American professional level, including the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), ECHL, Central Hockey League (CHL) and American Hockey League...

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Why writing a press release is important

By on Apr 30, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

With businesses growing and startups mushrooming even from tier-2 cities, one thing that will never go out of trend is the goal to be heard in the outside world. Amid the din of noise, it never hurts to put yourself across. Even if myriad marketing platforms come into the picture, the time-tested press release will never go out of fashion. A press release should contain a story of human interest that would pique a reader’s interest. A quote or two from users of the product, including a summary of what the company does, the bio of the founders that includes contact details and other boilerplate content that gives out facts and figures regarding the enterprise is what is expected. A paragraph that explains why the editors should be interested in your story is imperative. Include high-resolution photos and case studies if available, and anything that could help your cause. Image : shutterstock Why is it important? It is inexpensive It is one of the most inexpensive forms of marketing. When I used to freelance for a national daily, most of my work involved profiling startups. Once we exchange pleasantries, more often than not, with a lot of hesitancy, the founders of startups who wanted to be profiled would pop the question about the big M: Money. “How much do you charge for getting published?” My stock answer is “XYZ newspaper pays me and you don’t have to pay me anything.” This answer is often met with surprise because their initial liaison with marketing is tying up with a PR agency who say that writers get a cut from their fees. Totally wrong. It is free to get published on any platform that you would love to get published on. If you know the right people, it is a smooth affair. It improves your visibility When you are in the market, you need to fight for your share of visibility in the psyche of the consumer. If you have a long-term press release distribution strategy (on the lines of an email sales funnel), it gives you a space to let people know about what you do, how you do, and why you do it. Journalists will give you more time...

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Halmont Properties Corporation: News Release

By on Apr 29, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 28, 2017) – HALMONT PROPERTIES CORPORATION (TSX VENTURE:HMT) announced today that the net income to common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $2.01 million as compared to net income of $1.97 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. Halmont Properties Corporation invests directly in real estate and securities of companies with real estate interests. This news release includes certain forward looking statements including management’s assessment of the Company’s future plans and operations based on current views and expectations. All statements other than statements of historic facts are forward looking statements. These statements contain substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward looking statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward looking statements which represent estimates and assumptions only as of the date on which such statements are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or...

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Provident Financial Services, Inc. Announces First Quarter Earnings and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

By on Apr 29, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

ISELIN, N.J., April 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) (the “Company”) reported net income of $23.5 million, or $0.37 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to net income of $21.0 million, or $0.33 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, were favorably impacted by growth in average loans outstanding and growth in average core deposits.  In addition, new accounting guidance for share-based transactions, which the Company adopted in the third quarter of 2016, resulted in a $1.2 million reduction of income tax expense in the quarter. Christopher Martin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented:  “We are pleased to report record earnings for the quarter, driven by an expanding net interest margin, solid credit quality and ongoing expense management.  Our loan and deposit pipelines remain strong and we look forward to prudent growth and additional modest margin expansion throughout 2017.” Declaration of Quarterly Dividend The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per common share payable on May 31, 2017, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 15, 2017. Balance Sheet Summary Total assets increased $9.2 million to $9.51 billion at March 31, 2017, from $9.50 billion at December 31, 2016, primarily due to a $13.8 million increase in cash and cash equivalents and a $9.6 million increase in total investments, partially offset by a $6.0 million decrease other assets, a $5.4 million decrease in total loans and a $2.0 million decrease in banking premises and equipment. The Company’s loan portfolio decreased $5.4 million to $7.00 billion at March 31, 2017.  The loan portfolio had net decreases of $14.4 million in consumer loans, $13.7 million in residential mortgage loans, $12.5 million in commercial mortgage loans and $3.0 million in multi-family mortgage loans, partially offset by net increases of $29.8 million in commercial loans and $8.6 million in construction loans.  Loan originations totaled $724.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  Commercial real estate, commercial and construction loans represented 75.7% of the loan portfolio at March 31, 2017, compared...

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Microsoft earnings press release available on Investor Relations website

By on Apr 27, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

REDMOND, Wash., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced that fiscal year 2017 third-quarter financial results are available on its Investor Relations website. The direct link to the earnings press release is https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/earnings/FY-2017-Q3/press-release-webcast. As previously announced, the company will host a conference call at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. A live webcast of the call can be accessed on Microsoft’s investor relations website at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/.    Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.   To view the original version on PR Newswire,...

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