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Sally Corporation mourns unexpected death of Animation Supervisor, Harold Esposito

By | August 7, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Sally Corporation is sad to announce the passing of a key team member and friend. Animation Supervisor and long-time employee Harold Esposito died suddenly on August 4. “For over thirty years, Harold was a vital member of the Sally family. We lost a great friend and brother today,” said CEO John Wood. […]

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Fair Train to arrive this week For 178th Erie County Fair: Strates Shows is America’s last remaining railroad carnival

By | August 3, 2017

HAMBURG, N.Y. – For generations, the annual arrival of the James E. Strates Shows train has been a highly anticipated occasion for fairgoers and enthusiasts of Americana. The movement of the colorful freight train filled with wagons and amusement rides into the Village of Hamburg is a signal that opening day of the Erie County […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment Names Marc Swanson Interim Chief Financial Officer

By | August 2, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) (“SeaWorld”), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced the appointment of Marc G. Swanson as interim Chief Financial Officer and interim Treasurer, effective immediately. Mr. Swanson has served as SeaWorld’s Chief Accounting Officer since 2012 and served as interim Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He […]

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Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney Announced as Keynote Speaker for GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017

By | August 1, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney will deliver the keynote address during the GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017. The Expo is the largest international conference and trade show for the $39 billion global attractions industry. It takes place […]

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KMG, OABA, NAARSO issue statements regarding Ohio State Fair tragedy

By | July 28, 2017

Statement from Laura Woodburn, NAARSO public relations, for NAARSO Laura Woodburn, speaking for the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO), said: “Our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved,” in the ride accident at the Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Wednesday, July 26. OABA issues statement regarding Ohio State Fair portable […]

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DNP Introduces DS820A Flagship 8-Inch Dye-sublimation Photo Printer

By | July 28, 2017

CONCORD, N.C. – DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation today announced the introduction of its new DS820A flagship 8-inch dye-sublimation photo printer. Ideal for professional photographers both on-site and in the studio, the DS820A provides a wide range of profitable print output from 4”x8” to 8”x32” panoramic photos. Designed with the latest generation of dye-sublimation thermal print […]

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Picsolve appoints Dan Maunder as new Chief Technology Officer

By | July 24, 2017

Picsolve, the leading digital content creation partner for world-class visitor destinations, has today announced the appointment of Dan Maunder, who joins the company as Chief Technology Officer. With more than 15 years’ experience in technology and product development, Dan will be responsible for Picsolve’s overall technology strategy as the company continues to develop its innovative […]

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Reid-Anderson named Chairman, President and CEO at Six Flags

By | July 18, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation today announced its board of directors has appointed Jim Reid-Anderson, who has been serving as Executive Chairman of the company since February 2016, as the company’s new Chairman, President and CEO effective immediately, replacing John M. Duffey who has retired from the company. Reid-Anderson formerly served as […]

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Gold Medal Products Co. Recognized with 2017 Manny Award for “Best Place to Work”

By | July 17, 2017

CINCINNATI, Ohio – At the 2017 Manny Awards, hosted by Cincy Magazine, Gold Medal was awarded recognition as a “Best Place to Work.” Acknowledging excellence in the manufacturing industry, the Manny Awards honor local Cincinnati companies in categories including: New Product Innovation, Best Apprenticeship Program, Top Growth and Best Place to Work. The Best Place […]

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Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love nominated for Emmy Award

By | July 14, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle Of Love’ receives Emmy nomination in the “Television Movie” category! In the two-hour movie, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons […]

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