Texas Business

Western Gas To Present At Upcoming Wells Fargo Conference

01 12 2017

HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2017 -- Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) today announced that Benjamin Fink, President and CEO, will present at the 2017 Wells Fargo Securities Pipeline, MLP, and Utilities Symposium, in New York City, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1:55 p.m. EST.  The presentation materials and a link to the webcast presentation will be available at www.westerngas.com.    Western Gas Equity Partners (PRNewsFoto/Western Gas Partners, LP) (PRNewsFoto/Western Gas Partners, LP) Western Gas Partners, LP ("WES") is a growth-oriented Delaware master limited partnership formed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to acquire, own, develop and operate midstream energy assets. With midstream assets located in the Rocky Mountains, North-central Pennsylvania and Texas, WES is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, stabilizing and transporting...

Global Image Detection Sensor Market Is Likely to Reach a Value of US $22.01 Bn During 2016-2024

01 12 2017

Albany, NY -- 12/01/2017 -- Increasing technological advancement and continuously growing application of image detection sensors in the consumer electronics, healthcare, automotive and industrial sector is expected to have a very strong impact on the market for image detection sensors globally. Increasing usage of CMOS sensors for advanced digital cameras is having a positive impact on the market. CMOS primarily offer a low-cost alternative for CCTV cameras and point to shoot cameras. Growing usages of CMOS sensors in advanced driver assistance system in automotive sector and usage of thermal sensors in aerospace and defense industry are some of the major boosting factors for the Image Detection Sensors market.The growing usage of CMOS sensors in mirror-less cameras is expected to have a positive impact on the Image Detection Sensor market. In addition, rise in usage of advanced lithography technology in CMOS sensor for consumer electronics is another prime factor which is contributing...

Daseke, Inc. successfully completes incremental Term Loan issue, repricing and amendment

01 12 2017

ADDISON, Texas, Dec. 01, 2017 -- Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSKE) (NASDAQ:DSKEW), the largest owner and a leading consolidator of flat bed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, today announced the successful allocation of a $150 million tack-on to its existing Term Loan Facility. The loan was priced at 99.5 with an interest rate of LIBOR plus 5.00 percent. In addition, the Company successfully completed an amendment of its Term Loan Agreement to lower the interest rate and modify terms to provide financial and operational flexibility. Specifically, the Company's Senior Secured Term Loan will now bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 5.00 percent, reflecting a reduction of 0.50 percent.  “We have continued to execute on our consolidation strategy, closing four acquisitions following our public listing in February 2017," said Don Daseke, President and CEO of Daseke. “Our acquisition pipeline remains robust and active and the successful completion of this...

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Announces the Sale of Residences of DeCordova MF Property

01 12 2017

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 01, 2017 -- America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) (the “Partnership”) announced today that on November 28, 2017, it sold the Residences of DeCordova (“DeCordova”), a 110-unit property, held in its MF Property portfolio, located in Granbury, Texas for $12.1 million.  ATAX will realize a gross gain of approximately $5.2 million, before income tax expense, direct and indirect expenses to be recognized, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Construction of DeCordova was completed in November 2008, with ATAX originally investing in its Mortgage Revenue Bond (“MRB”) in May 2007.  On December 31, 2009, only 41% of the initial 76 units available had been leased, at which point, ATAX became actively involved in the property management and analysis of the inherent credit risk of DeCordova.  In July 2012, ATAX completed Phase II, which added an additional 34 units, increasing the total units at DeCordova to 110.ATAX actively utilized and...

Rent-A-Center Scholarship Program Accepting Applications Starting Today

01 12 2017

PLANO, Texas--Rent-A-Center, Inc. announced that its Make-A-Difference Scholarship Program, in which $60,000 is awarded to 60 high school and undergraduate students across the country, is now open to accept applications at www.rentacenter.com/scholarships. Customers and coworkers at all lines of business including Get It Now, Home Choice, AcceptanceNOW and Rent-A-Center Franchising are eligible to participate. Applications will be accepted until midnight Feb. 1, 2018. The Make-A-Difference Scholarship Program is administered through a partnership with Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization. Scholarship beneficiaries must pursue their first undergraduate degree at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational school or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico. Recipients will be announced in April 2018 and awarded their scholarships in August. Juan Mercado, one of this past year recipients...

Independent Bank Earns SBA Preferred Lender Designation

01 12 2017

McKINNEY, Texas, Dec. 01, 2017 -- Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBTX), the holding company for Independent Bank, today announced that Independent Bank has been designated as an “SBA Preferred Lender” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). To earn the Preferred Lender designation, lenders must establish a successful track record and display a thorough understanding of SBA lending policies and procedures.“Preferred Lender status is the highest designation awarded by SBA to banks that demonstrate a history of prudent SBA lending and strong credit culture,” explains Peggy Smolen, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Independent Bank. “We are very proud of our community lending practices, and believe our status with the SBA will accelerate our ability to foster growth and energize local businesses.”Under the Preferred Lenders Program (PLP), high-volume SBA lenders, such as Independent Bank, are delegated loan approval, as well as closing, most servicing...

Ten Non-Profits to Receive Free Payroll Services for All of 2018, Thanks to GetPayroll and Charles Read

01 12 2017

The goal is to help free up the NPOs administrative costs so they can put the money towards their goals. LEWISVILLE, Texas December 01, 2017 This year, GetPayroll is launching a Non-Profit Organization Payroll Service Initiative. Charles Read, President/CEO of GetPayroll will give ten Non-Profit Organizations free payroll service and small business counseling for all of 2018 (a value of up to $5,000 each), plus one NPO will receive a $1,000 cash donation at the end of 2018. The goal is to help free up the NPOs administrative costs so they can put the money towards their goals. As a Marine Corp Veteran, Read has been giving back to the community in a variety of ways for years. For the past 20-years, he has given free payroll to the Rotary Club of Dallas, as well as the Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas since its inception. Read started a scholarship in his late wife’s name, and previously volunteered at a local high school to teach an early morning business class to interested...

Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks Contract Brings Advanced Wound Care Training To Texas Health Professionals

01 12 2017

PLAINFIELD, Ill., Dec. 1, 2017 -- Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI®), the country's leading wound care education provider, has been quite busy in Texas this year. Since entering into partnership with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in July 2017, WCEI has provided comprehensive wound care training to 51 students in Texas. The training has been offered as part of a Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) contract awarded by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services. Director of Quality & Patient Safety for the DFWHC Foundation, Patti Taylor, MHA, RRT, shared her enthusiasm about the training by saying, "We feel fortunate to have partnered with WCEI for this education. The instructors who have come to Texas to teach have been very energetic and inspiring to the students. The Skin and Wound Management course is based on current standards of care and evidence-based research which aligns with our mission to serve as a catalyst for continual improvement...

SNAP Grant Replaces Leaky Roof for Retired Housekeeper

01 12 2017

TYLER, Texas--Amy Lee Reddic was running out of ways to keep the water out of her 80-year-old Tyler, Texas, home. Newspaper and floor tiles were her go-to method for keeping the rain water out of her den. Thanks to a $4,485 Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) grant from Southside Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), she has been able to replace her roof. “I don’t have to worry about it raining in my house anymore,” said Ms. Reddic. “I am so thankful for this grant.” SNAP grants assist income-qualified, special-needs homeowners with necessary home repairs and modifications. The grants are awarded by FHLB Dallas through participating member institutions, such as Southside Bank. “SNAP helps the aging residents of our community by providing critical repairs to homes,” said Southside Bank Vice President and CRA Officer Brooke Mott. “We are grateful for partnerships with organizations such as FHLB Dallas that allow us to strengthen the communities...

Hartman Appoints Kevin Greene as Managing Director of Business Development and Regional Sales Director for the East

01 12 2017

Kevin Greene We are pleased with Kevin Greene’s contributions to the organization and look forward to his leadership as a powerful catalyst to help us achieve our future goals. -Al Hartman. December 01, 2017 Hartman announced the appointment of Kevin Greene as Managing Director of Business Development and Regional Sales Director for the east. Prior to this position, Kevin served as the Regional Director for the central and eastern territories. He and an internal sales partner were responsible for building advisor relationships in those regions. Kevin is continuing to cover the Eastern region while taking on a senior management role at Hartman. “We are pleased with Kevin Greene’s contributions to the organization and look forward to his leadership as a powerful catalyst to help us achieve our future goals,” said Al Hartman. Kevin added, “I am excited about this opportunity to build critical business relationships for Hartman in a competitive environment.” Prior to Hartman,...

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