(The Center Square) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced federal charges Monday against three Memphis tax preparers for allegedly defrauding the federal government of $1.1 million in COVID-19 relief funds.
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study has revealed parents across the US and Europe are embracing the power of healthy routines for their families this fall. A staggering 91% of people asked said they were planning on eating more healthily and being more active from September onwards and 3 out of 4 parents (77%) believe that routine is fundamental to this.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare announced the appointment of Naren Balasubramaniam as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Balasubramaniam joins the healthcare system from Workday, the global enterprise resource planning organization headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., where, as managing partner, he championed Workday's efforts to transform enterprise business services for large and complex health systems.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Before COVID-19, consumers, policy makers and even corporate executives were mostly oblivious to the global complexity of supply chains. This year's empty grocery shelves and missing medical supplies changed that. Eight months after the pandemic's onset, transportation systems still aren't back to "normal," and researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business expect they never will be.
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) and Team Record the Journey (RTJ) made history for the second year in a row at the 2020 Rebelle Rally. After powering the event's first adaptive athlete to second place in 2019, MMNA and RTJ this year combined to claim another podium finish, this time in the Rebelle's first ever plug-in hybrid electric vehicle entry, a 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Mountain Technology (GMT) announced the launch of its new LTL Spend Management solution today. GMT has provided Parcel Spend Management solutions to the largest brands in the U.S., and the rapidly growing company is expanding its Spend Management tools to include LTL. GMT's new LTL Spend Management solution will provide unparalleled network visibility and analysis alongside strategic support to uncover optimization and efficiency opportunities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTY), a leading provider of fitness, social engagement, and nutrition solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kainos Capital, a leading food and consumer-focused private equity firm, under which Kainos Capital will acquire Tivity Health's Nutrition Business, which includes Nutrisystem(®) and South Beach Diet(®), for a purchase price of $575 million in cash.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OneOncology, the partnership of independent oncology practices, today announced the formation of a separate subsidiary, the OneOncology Research Network (OneR). OneR is a national non-exclusive clinical trial site management organization (SMO) that will enhance the current high-performing research programs underway at participating community oncology practices by providing operational, regulatory and research support services to more efficiently execute multi-center clinical trials.
(The Center Square) – In less than a week, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off for the second and final presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election – and the stage is set.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective October 16, 2020, the Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.285 per share on its common stock to be paid on November 20, 2020, to stockholders of record on October 30, 2020.
(The Center Square) – Teachers and schools should not face penalties associated with student assessments for the 2020-2021 school year, Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said Friday morning.
(The Center Square) – A total of 273,325 in-person and absentee votes have been cast by Tennesseans – a 91% increase in voter turnout over the first day of early voting in the 2016 presidential election and a 120% increase in turnout over the first day of early voting in 2012.
(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s unemployment rate in September was 6.3% – a 60% decrease from April, when the rate of unemployment peaked at 15.5%.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PYA, P.C. has announced Larsen Jay has joined the firm as Director of Business Alliances effective October 27, 2020, based out of its Knoxville office.
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet ownership is on the rise amid the pandemic with more than 11 million households having welcomed a new pet during COVID-19(1). While people continue to seek companionship and welcome new pets to their families, Mars Petcare is supporting the millions of pets in need of homes by expanding its annual BETTER CITIES FOR PETS(TM) Adoption Weekend. This year the event will be held virtually during Adopt a Shelter Pet Month on October 17-18 and will include shelters across BETTER CITIES FOR PETS certified cities in Middle Tennessee and Houston. As part of Adoption Weekend, Mars Petcare will cover up to $100,000 in adoption fees.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the 17-time chart-topping, multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line received the coveted Randy Owen "Angels Among Us" award during a livestream for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. The livestream, themed "We Won't Stop," is an annual celebration of partners affiliated with the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® radio program. The theme will also extend to social media and feature a variety of artists and influencers in the music industry.
(The Center Square) – Tennessee families of children eligible to receive free or reduced school meals that have not received pandemic electronic benefit transfer assistance soon will be able to pick up P-EBT cards at the last school the child attended in the spring.
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Halloween, the TEMPTATIONS(TM) brand will premiere "Scaredy Cat," the first-ever horror movie for cats. The terrifying tale, which goes live Friday, October 16 at 6:30 PM ET on YouTube and Amazon Fire TV, follows a lone kitty through a spooky haunted house. As a storm rages outside, a mysterious ball of yarn leads the cat from room to room, with fear lurking around every corner. The story culminates in the kitchen with the biggest fright of all - a cucumber.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Exchange Market (T.H.E.M.), Nashville, TN, introduces the first COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring ("RPM") solution that supports physicians management of high-risk patients throughout the infection state. T.H.E.M.s novel platform is integrated with the newly released CLIA waived POC IgG/IgM Rapid Antibody test, providing a physician, for the first time, the ability to both administer a test and be reimbursed by Medicare and other commercial insurances.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tivity Health(® )(Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of health improvement solutions, announced today that in 2021 it will provide SilverSneakers members with more virtual options than ever before, along with a variety of class types for seniors at every fitness level and access to a network of more than 17,000 fitness locations nationwide. All seniors who receive Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, or group retiree plan that offers SilverSneakers will be eligible to join (at no additional cost) and have access to SilverSneakers LIVE virtual workouts, social events, and SilverSneakers On-Demand, a collection of 200+ classes, video library of workouts, wellness videos and fitness programs designed by top instructors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonolo(?), the leading online platform disrupting the temporary staffing industry, today released a report detailing how the shift to online sales is leading to a significant increase in demand for hourly workers in warehousing, fulfillment, and distribution centers this holiday season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- An interfaith group today released a "Statement of Conscience" calling on Tennesseans and all Americans to join them and speak out against racism, hatred and rising autocracy. The statement reads: "Today, we witness the unlawful deployment of United States troops into our cities against the request of state and/or local officials; scapegoating against people of color and religion; attacks against the free press, the scientific community and the judicial system. Suppression of the vote is now at hand."
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TN Fireplace & Chimney, East Tennessee's leading chimney care company and a proud supporter of Tennessee football, encourages area residents to begin inspecting and preparing their fireplace, chimney and fireplace stoves now before starting to actively use them as temperatures fall.
(The Center Square) – Amazon will open a middle mile sorting center in La Vergne, creating a projected 1,100 jobs in the southeast suburb of Nashville.
(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee are quarantining at home “out of an abundance of caution” after a member of the governor’s security detail tested positive Wednesday for COVID-19.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestlé Purina, a global leader in pet care, was awarded the Ducks Unlimited Corporate Conservation Achievement Award at this year's first-ever virtual Ducks Unlimited National Convention.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- IVX Health, a national provider of infusion and injection therapy for patients with complex chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, announced today its acquisition of Precision Healthcare, formerly a subsidiary of BAI Healthcare Services, Inc. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Precision operates 12 infusion centers across Tennessee and northern Arkansas. The acquisition financing was led by a preferred equity investment from Linden Capital Partners - a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare sector - and joined by existing institutional investors McKesson Ventures, Health Velocity Capital, and Nueterra Capital.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville announced it has achieved Platinum Level in Associated Builders and Contractor's STEP Safety Management System. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Summus Laser, the leading provider of high-powered laser therapy products, announces the launch of the Horizon Veterinary Laser System, the first Class IV therapy laser system designed specifically for the veterinary industry.
(The Center Square) – At least 17 states have authorized and or made withdrawals from their rainy day funds this year in order to fill budget holes, according to a new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Some withdrawals were small, others were more than half of what was set aside.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine revealed OnSite FLEET is No. 742 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, up from No. 3840 last year. To catapult an impressive three-year revenue growth of 640%, OnSite FLEET hired Craig Cheatle as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Account Management.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Country Music Hall of Fame(®) and Museum has revealed the pairings of musicians and historic instruments to be played and the legendary artists to whom tribute will be paid during the museum's upcoming fundraiser, BIG NIGHT (At the Museum). The museum also announced that Brad Paisley, Dan Tyminski and Lucinda Williams have been added to the lineup for the event, which premieres at 8 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, exclusively on the museum's official YouTube channel.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Heapps, President of Innovative Financial Group and former President of John Hancock's broker-dealer Signator Investors, Inc., announced the addition of Malcolm Thomas as their new Head of Business Development. Thomas was on Heapps' leadership team while they were both at Signator. Malcolm will immediately step in and take over the acquisition and growth strategy including the expansion of IFG' s National Network of Advisors and the MyRemoteFA® business.
(The Center Square) – Deconstruction and cleanup of the first former uranium enrichment complex in the world is complete, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced Tuesday at an event marking the historic cleanup milestone of the former K-25 site at the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.5125 per share for the period from October 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, inclusive, on its common stock, par value $1.00. This dividend is payable on December 15, 2020, to holders of record at the close of business on November 16, 2020.
BRISTOL, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CTRA) today issued the following statement in response to the letter the Company's Board of Directors received from MG Capital Management, Ltd.:
The chairman of the Federal Election Commission recently reaffirmed that non-profits, including churches and religious leaders, can engage in political speech, endorse candidates, and host them on church property.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast cancer has been a top cause of disability for over a decade, but survivors spend an average of two weeks less out of work. In 2019, the average length of a short-term disability claim for breast cancer was 64 days, compared to 78 days in 2010.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FB Financial Corporation ("FB Financial" or "the Company") (NYSE: FBK) announced today that it will release its 2020 third quarter results of operations on Monday, October 26, 2020, after the close of the market. The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, to discuss its third quarter results of operations, and the conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1631/38110. For investors or analysts who want to attend the call, the listen only dial-in number is 888-317-6003, confirmation code 6785774. For those unable to listen live, a 12 month online replay of the webcast will be available approximately an hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast. A link to these events can be found on the Company's website at investors.firstbankonline.com.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Healthcare has named IVX Health as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020, an annual program that identifies and honors 150 outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare ranked IVX Health No. 20 overall in one of its two category designations. The award marks the second consecutive year IVX Health has been recognized in the prestigious Best Places to Work list, improving from its previous ranking in 2019.
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CRAVE(TM), a pet food crafted with pets' natural desires in mind, is launching the first phase of its Moonrise Mayhem campaign. During select full moons throughout the calendar year, dogs and pet parents can get wild, tap into their ancestral urges and let their wolf flag fly. The inaugural program - #FierceMyFace - kicks off today with a wild offer: if you make yourself look like a wolf, you could win a chance to live like one. The challenge is on until the Full Hunter's Blue Moon rises on Halloween night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TruGreen, the nation's leading lawn care provider, and First Tee, a youth development organization using golf as a catalyst for personal growth, today announced a new partnership supporting the expansion of the First Tee College Scholarship Program to include alumni pursuing careers in agronomy, plant science and other science-based professions.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- This October 13th, Nashville-based southern rock duo BROTHER GABE'S HOUSE are exploding into election season with their fiercely political new single 'Mother Freedom' -- and they're not afraid to speak their mind.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cigna Corporation, a global health service company, is launching a Medicare Advantage (MA) PPO plan in 60 Tennessee counties - and six adjacent counties - for the first time, featuring $0 premiums and attractive extra benefits.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PCG Artist Development, a nationally recognized talent development agency headquartered in Nashville, and Visible Music College, with campuses throughout the United States, have announced a joint partnership to create the first ever college accredited curriculum for developing recording artists, musicians and theatrical performers called PCG At Visible (VisiblePCG.com). Classes for the Spring 2021 semester are set to begin on January 19 at all Visible Music College campuses in Memphis, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Redding and Atascadero, California.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Novatech announces its strategic partnership with New Haven, CT based software development firm, Square 9 Softworks. As a trendsetting software development firm, Square 9 is a creative force in the next generation of both on-premise and cloud-enabled Content Management solutions. "Our partnership with Square 9 gives Novatech a comprehensive cloud-based document management solution for the future. From Advanced Capture, Content Management, Web Forms and workflows we have a platform to help our clients become more productive and to become more of a digital workplace for the new hybrid work environment." said Dave Moorman, President/CISO of Novatech, Inc.