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BRISTOL, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota announced today that Torrence Racing will join Team Toyota beginning with the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The addition of Torrence Racing's two-team effort expands Toyota's team partnerships to include five Top Fuel dragsters and two Funny Cars.  

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AllianceBernstein L.P. and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: AB) today announced that Third Quarter 2021 financial and operating results will be released on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Management will conduct a teleconference beginning at 9:30 am (ET), following the release of its financial results. The call will be hosted by Seth Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ali Dibadj, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy, Ajai Kaul, SVP & Chief Executive Officer of Asia-Pacific, and Catherine Burke, Chief Operating Officer.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HBCUs have changed the college landscape, and provided a significant return on investment. Our country cannot reach its goals without strong, viable, sustainable HBCUs - goals necessary to close the education gap, health, wealth and economic gaps. HBCUs were founded to educate the newly freed slaves, and have fulfilled this mission with limited resources, discrimination in funding, and inadequate facilities.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CUREX Capital Advisors, an investment firm specializing in the life science sector, announced today that it has added two new professionals to their research team. CUREX has hired Taylor Harris, Ph.D. as an equity research analyst covering publicly traded companies involved in various biotechnologies including gene editing, engineered cell therapies, and antibody-drug conjugates. Taylor earned her doctorate degree in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis where she researched cellular mechanisms underpinning osteoporotic bone formation. During her graduate studies, Taylor also worked as a biotech analyst for Kennedy Capital Management. 

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce the company will be presenting the Fall Edition of its IN-SITE 2021 Online Series. The live, free event will take place on Tuesday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Online video replays will be available online following the presentation of the live event. 

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KNOXVILLE and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lirio, whose Precision Nudging™ solution promotes health through AI-powered behavior change, today announced the launch of a new Precision Nudging solution to encourage people to schedule and attend colorectal cancer screenings with their healthcare providers. Rochester Regional Health (RRH) in New York is the first health system to deploy the solution for its patient population. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Ranch Corporation, Shell's U.S. solar platform and one of the nation's largest independent power producers, has acquired clean tech pioneer Clearloop. Clearloop is the only company that offers businesses of all sizes a way to reclaim their carbon footprint by building solar farms that both clean up the grid and benefit economically distressed communities across the United States.

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. and KINGSPORT, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) and specialty materials provider Eastman (NYSE: EMN) are teaming up to advance sustainability in the power tools industry. BLACK+DECKER, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, will be releasing a new product line, reviva, offering the brand's first sustainability-led power tools that utilize Eastman's Tritan Renew copolyester. With 50% certified recycled content in the enclosures,* the BLACK+DECKER reviva line will launch in early 2022. 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Nashville is hosting its 4th annual Real Men Wear Pink (RMWP) campaign throughout the entire month of October. 44 local leaders in Nashville have stepped up and committed to engage the community in the Society's mission to eliminate breast cancer. These individuals are using the power of wearing pink to draw attention to the cause, events, and social media to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer initiatives.

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SPRING HILL, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Armada Nutrition, a full-service product developer and manufacturer specializing in powder and capsule applications, announces plans to broaden its operation capacity with a new nutraceutical manufacturing facility. The new facility will be 438,000 square feet and, together with its Spring Hill, TN plant, will be part of over 750,000 square feet of manufacturing space, making Armada one of the industry's largest contract manufacturers in the US in terms of capacity and output.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. and CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, and CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc. (CCC), a leading SaaS platform for the property and casualty insurance economy, announce a multiyear agreement whereby CCC's leading mobile and artificial intelligence (AI) claims capabilities will power Sedgwick's auto appraisal offering and related workflows.

In a striking reversal from two years ago, Hendersonville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously on Tuesday to ask the state legislature for the authority to establish term limits for the positions of aldermen and mayor.

In a striking reversal from two years ago, Hendersonville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously on Tuesday to ask the state legislature for the authority to establish term limits for the positions of aldermen and mayor.

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DUNLAP, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent partnership of two highly experienced, industrial cybersecurity and Operational consulting firms founded by former regulators has made an immediate impact on the utility sector by combining highly sought after regulatory, operational and security talent to bring high level strategy and dense technical expertise to clients.

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DUBLIN and MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Navitas Semiconductor ("the Company" or "Navitas"), the industry leader in GaN Power ICs, and Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: LOKB) ("Live Oak II" or "LOKB"), a blank check company, announced that at their special meeting held yesterday, Live Oak II shareholders voted to approve the previously proposed business combination between Live Oak II and Navitas (the "Business Combination"), as well as all other proposals related to the Business Combination.  Approximately 98.4% of the votes cast at the special meeting voted to approve the Business Combination.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mployer Advisor, the leading independent platform for employers to research, review and evaluate insurance brokers, is pleased to announce the Newark, New Jersey recipients of its inaugural "Top Employee Benefits Consultant Awards" for 2021. Mployer Advisor's Top Employee Benefits Consultant Award Program evaluates brokers based on industry experience, company size, online ratings and reviews and recognizes esteemed brokers that demonstrate market-leading competencies and a proven track record of success among employers, insurance providers and peers. Our list recognizes consultants who primarily work with mid-to-large sized employers, as well as brokers who work with small businesses.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mployer Advisor, the leading independent platform for employers to research, review and evaluate insurance brokers, is pleased to announce the New York, New York recipients of its inaugural "Top Employee Benefits Consultant Awards" for 2021. Mployer Advisor's Top Employee Benefits Consultant Award Program evaluates brokers based on industry experience, company size, online ratings and reviews and recognizes esteemed brokers that demonstrate market-leading competencies and a proven track record of success among employers, insurance providers and peers. Our list recognizes consultants who primarily work with mid-to-large sized employers, as well as brokers who work with small businesses.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mployer Advisor, the leading independent platform for employers to research, review and evaluate insurance brokers, is pleased to announce the Nassau and Suffolk County, New York recipients of its inaugural "Top Employee Benefits Consultant Awards" for 2021. Mployer Advisor's Top Employee Benefits Consultant Award Program evaluates brokers based on industry experience, company size, online ratings and reviews and recognizes esteemed brokers that demonstrate market-leading competencies and a proven track record of success among employers, insurance providers and peers. Our list recognizes consultants who primarily work with mid-to-large sized employers, as well as brokers who work with small businesses.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mployer Advisor, the leading independent platform for employers to research, review and evaluate insurance brokers, is pleased to announce the San Francisco, California recipients of its inaugural "Top Employee Benefits Consultant Awards" for 2021. Mployer Advisor's Top Employee Benefits Consultant Award Program evaluates brokers based on industry experience, company size, online ratings and reviews and recognizes esteemed brokers that demonstrate market-leading competencies and a proven track record of success among employers, insurance providers and peers. Our list recognizes consultants who primarily work with mid-to-large sized employers, as well as brokers who work with small businesses.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper today announced its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program to acquire up to $2 billion of the company's common stock. The new authorization is in addition to $1.3 billion remaining as of the end of the third quarter from a previous repurchase authorization. During the third quarter the company repurchased approximately $212 million in common stock at an average price of $59.13 per share. The company intends to continue repurchasing such shares in open market transactions. The company's board of directors also decreased the quarterly common stock dividend by $0.05 per share or 9.8%, which brings the per share dividend to $1.85 annually.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AllianceBernstein L.P. ("AB") and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. ("AB Holding") (NYSE: AB) today announced that preliminary assets under management decreased to $742 billion during September 2021 from $761 billion at the end of August. Firmwide net inflows were outweighed by market depreciation, resulting in a 2% decline in AUM. In the month of September, net inflows to Retail and Private Wealth were partially offset by net outflows from Institutions.

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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has appealed and sought a stay of two recent federal district court decisions against the enforcement of Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order 84, which allows a student’s parent or guardian the right to opt out of any requirement to wear a face covering at school, on a school bus, or at school functions.

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U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday, Sept. 1 not to block the new Texas law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while legal challenges to that law proceed in lower courts.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) honored the winners of the 2021 Project Excellence Awards. The recognition took place as part of the NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.

Homeownership is a longstanding aspiration for millions of Americans. According to a Gallup poll, more than nine in every 10 American investors consider owning a home to be either an essential or important component of the American dream. Homeownership can also be one of the best and most practical ways to build wealth — both […]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company and #1 Best in KLAS Overall IT Services Firm (2020), today released the latest edition of its Quarterly Pivot report. The insights and innovations included in the report outline where the healthcare industry stands in the final quarter of the year.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- TwelveStone Health Partners, a leading provider of comprehensive chronic care medication services, today announced that it has received $12M in funding from Siena Healthcare Finance. The investment will be used to expand the company's footprint of infusion center locations serving specialty practices and patients in markets across Tennessee and the Southeast.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced the launch of the all-new Bridgestone Alenza AS Ultra tire. Delivering an exceptional balance of wet, winter and wear performance, the Bridgestone Alenza AS Ultra tire is the company's most premium highway touring option for drivers looking for a luxury driving experience and year-round control from their SUV, CUV or truck.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today EDGEOUT RECORDS announces the opening of their Nashville office. Located at UMG's Iconic East Iris Studios (former House Of Blues Studios) in Nashville's Berry Hill neighborhood. The Nashville office will be managed by EDGEOUT's Los Angeles staff, based out of UMG's Santa Monica office. Jena Yannone, EDGEOUT's Senior Director of Digital Media & Content, has relocated to Nashville to oversee day-to-day operations.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey shows that 77% of pet parents have concern about their pet's health1. To help pet owners take a more proactive approach to their dogs' health, the makers of vet-recommended GREENIES™ brand have launched GREENIES™ Dog Supplements – tail waggingly good, easy-to-feed soft chews in three varieties: Hip & Joint, Immune Health, and Skin & Coat – specially formulated by a team of Ph.D. animal nutritionists. The new Supplements aim to support pets' wellness to help dogs be at their best.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Wealth Access, a Customer Data Enrichment and Unification platform that powers hyper-personalized client experiences, today announced that wealth on its platform had increased to more than $571 billion across the more than 200 banks, trust companies, and wealth management firms it serves. The company enjoyed its strongest growth, with 55% compound annual growth and over 90% user adoption rate.

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A. O. Smith, the world's largest manufacturer of water heaters, today unveiled the company's new generation of Signature Series® water heaters at Lowe's, designed to give homeowners more control, peace of mind and energy savings. The launch includes a new residential line of smart electric water heaters for ultimate leak protection, along with a new tiered rating system to clearly showcase the varying levels of added features, benefits and energy efficiency for homeowners by model. The new A. O. Smith Signature Series® at Lowe's makes it easier than ever for homeowners to identify and purchase the best water heater for their home.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AllianceBernstein L.P. ("AB") (NYSE: AB), a leading global investment manager, today announced the closing of AB BSL CLO 3, a $500 million collateralized loan obligation (CLO) with Citigroup acting as lead arranger.