Beecher City earmarks American Rescue Plan funds

BEECHER CITY — Members of the Beecher City village board this week chose two projects for which to use their American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds. Beecher City Clerk and Treasurer Terri Doty said she claimed the ARP money for $61,582 on behalf of the city and asked the board what project they wanted to use it for.
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Obituary for Larry Edward Hartman of Whispering Pines

Larry Edward Hartman, Age 75, of Whispering Pines, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Cox Memorial Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on...
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Mars Petcare Invests More in Arkansas Facility

Mars Petcare is investing $117 million in its Fort Smith, Ark., manufacturing facility, just months after the $145 million investment announced earlier this year. “Pet parents are at the center of everything we do, and at Mars Petcare, we’re committed to answering their evolving needs as a trusted partner for pet parents,” said Ikdeep Singh, regional president of Mars Pet Nutrition North America. “The role of pets in our lives has grown even stronger during the pandemic, and our latest investment in Fort Smith enables us to deepen our commitment to our Associates and the City of Fort Smith while also living our purpose: A Better World For Pets.”

Chamber, ASAP offering opioid resources to businesses

The opioid crisis that has left a path of destruction in its wake knows no boundaries. While lives have been lost and families torn apart, the local business community has also felt the lasting impact of addiction on its workforce. With that in mind, the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of...

Save the dates for ACA Individual Health Annual Enrollment for 2022!

LENOIR, NC (September 24, 2021) — The Annual Enrollment (AEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans will be back soon. NEW this year it will run from November 1st 2021 through January 15th 2022. During this time, you can enroll in a plan or make changes to an existing plan. If you happen to be losing coverage, you could be eligible for a special enrollment period as well.

Meet Ian Prukner: The Leader Who’s Consistently Motivated For The Long haul

It’s remarkable how much information is available online; however few people have the ability to apply that knowledge, stay motivated, and find true success. A great leader is always training their people and continues innovating in order to expand. They know what to specialize in, what their niche is, how to keep their organization motivated and what they are going to do better than anyone else. Entrepreneur and leadership coach Ian James Prukner, is always improving company culture and keeping the standards high for his teams. He has done an incredible job of consistently getting others to take action and in result has transformed the lives of thousands of people. He talks about his career and the importance of staying motivated.
Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks County teens recognized with 'Saved by the Belt Award' after seatbelts likely saved their lives in rollover crash

When Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Aaron Davidson was dispatched to a rollover crash involving four teens on Aug. 22, he recalls thinking, "I hope they were wearing their seatbelts." "All too often, that seatbelt is the difference between four people walking away from a crash, or law enforcement...
San Mateo Daily Journal

Foster City hiring new firm for city manager process

The Foster City Council will use a new consulting firm in its search for a permanent city manager, declining to use the previous firm Avery and Associates selected for its 2020 search, citing the need to expedite the process and reach new candidates. “I would be inclined to consider other...
Arkansas Online

Mars Petcare plans upgrades, 140 more jobs in Fort Smith

Mars Petcare is investing nearly $120 million into its Fort Smith operation as pet food demand rises, capitalizing on earlier expansion plans and producing even more jobs. The Mars Petcare expansion will mean 140 new, full-time jobs at the site and will add two production lines, a new warehouse and pay for equipment updates, according to a Wednesday release by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on behalf of Mars Petcare.

Mars Making Additional $117M Investment in Arkansas Pet Food Plant

FRANKLIN, TN — Since the beginning of the pandemic, 23 million (one in five) households have welcomed new pets1. As many people's daily routines have shifted to keep them at home more regularly, an increasing number of pet parents are looking to offer their pets more variety in food options. As a result, there has been an increased demand in the wet food category with sales up nearly 18 percent compared to last year2. So today, Mars Petcare is announcing an investment of $117 million in its Fort Smith, Ark., manufacturing facility, just months after the $145 million investment announced earlier this year.
Chronicle of Philanthropy

Chicago Couple Give Northwestern U. $480 Million Gift

Patrick and Shirley Ryan are giving Northwestern University $480 million. The contribution will support education and research programs in applied microeconomics, business, digital medicine, neuroscience, and global health, plus translational research efforts at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern officials announced on Wednesday. Some of the money is earmarked for renovations of Ryan Field, a sports stadium previously named for the couple, and other building projects.

Mars Petcare to again expand Fort Smith plant, add 140 jobs

Mars Petcare is again expanding its Fort Smith operation with a $117 million investment over two phases that are estimated to add 140 jobs. The Fort Smith Board of Directors on Tuesday (Sept. 21) approved an Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) request for the project. Titled “Project Blue Moon” for purposes...
Marietta Daily Journal

Architect and civic activist Mark Feinknopf dies

A service will be held Sunday to celebrate the life and legacy of architect Mark Feinknopf, who played a large role in shaping the modern Columbus skyline. He died Aug. 28. In more than three decades as an architect and planner, Feinknopf was involved in a string of transformative projects in the Columbus area, including the Southern Theatre restoration, the North Market, City Center Mall, the Columbus Zoo, the Columbus Museum of Art, AmeriFlora and Capital University.

Bellevue's Coldstream snaps up Portland wealth management firm

Bellevue-based Coldstream Wealth Management announced Wednesday it is acquiring Rosenbaum Financial, a wealth management firm based out of Portland. A company spokesperson said the deal is expected to close at the end of September. The spokesperson added that 10 Rosenbaum employees are joining Coldstream, while one is retiring. Coldstream will have 112 employees and over $6.7 billion in assets under management once the acquisition is complete, according to the company.