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Smithfield Foods Awarded “Best for Vets” 2019 Employer Ranking

National Publication Recognizes Smithfield For Its Commitment to Providing Veterans with Job Opportunities
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., May 31, 2019 — Smithfield Foods, Inc., a global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, announced today its recognition by Military Times in the publication’s Best for Vets Employers 2019 rankings. The rankings, awarded during National Military Month, recognize companies for their efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans, and military families.

We Must Remember on Memorial Day

Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program graduate Brian Thompson shares his perspective on Memorial Day and reminds us to pause and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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The unofficial start to summer kicks off this weekend with cookouts, pool parties, and beach getaways. As a combat veteran who has lost friends to the scourge of war, I want to provide the following public service announcement. Enjoy the holiday weekend but please find time to celebrate Memorial Day the right way. Whatever you do, avoid these holiday greetings: “Thank you for your service” and “Happy Memorial Day.”

Piedmont Natural Gas Completes Its Largest Debt Issuance Aided by Disabled-Veteran-Owned Banks

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has successfully closed a $600 million debt offering – its largest debt issuance in the history of the company and its first since it merged with Duke Energy.

Merck Veterans in the Spotlight on National Television Show

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Merck employees are in the spotlight on "Military Makeover: Operation Career" on Lifetime TV. The show, hosted by Montel Williams, captures the stories of veterans transitioning from the military back to civilian work life and the companies who employ them. 

Money Management International Announces $1,475,000 Grant from the SunTrust Foundation

Continued grant support funds research and technology, financial wellness programs for Hispanic and military communities
Press Release

ATLANTA, May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Money Management International (MMI) announced today it has received a $1,475,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation to support its enhanced research and technology capabilities, Clearpoint’s Hispanic Centers for Financial Excellence (HCFE) in Atlanta and Miami, and financial counseling and education for military-affiliated individuals and their families.

Fritos® Partners With Carry the Load to Salute Our Nation's Heroes

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PLANO, Texas, May 24, 2019 /3BL Media/-- Fritos®, the flagship brand of PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is teaming up with Carry The Load, a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes, to produce nearly 22 million specially marked bags to honor past and present heroes. The number of bags is symbolic in that it represents the total members who have served in the American military throughout history (including active-duty).

Lockheed Martin Chief Ethics and Enterprise Assurance Officer Named to Compliance Week’s 2019 “Top Minds” List

Senior Vice President Dr. Leo S. Mackay Jr. recognized for Thought Leadership in Governance, Risk, Compliance and Ethics
Press Release

BETHESDA, Md., May 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Senior Vice President for Ethics and Enterprise Assurance, Dr. Leo S. Mackay, Jr., was named one of Compliance Week’s 2019 “Top Minds,” an annual recognition of the best and brightest thought leaders in the fields of governance, risk, compliance and ethics.

Merck Named as a "Best for Vets" Employer by Military Times for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Merck has been recognized by Military Times as a 2019 “Best for Vets” employer for the fifth consecutive year.  In its tenth year, the Best for Vets: Employers rankings evaluate

No Barriers Warriors, Wells Fargo Announce ‘2019 Warrior Strong: The Journey Continues’ Expedition Team

12 veterans with disabilities come together to break through personal barriers and attempt to summit Mt. Baker Sept. 11
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No Barriers Warriors, Wells Fargo Announce ‘2019 Warrior Strong: The Journey Continues’ Expedition Team

12 veterans with disabilities come together to break through personal barriers and attempt to summit Mt. Baker Sept. 11

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No Barriers Warriors, Wells Fargo Announce ‘2019 Warrior Strong: The Journey Continues’ Expedition Team

12 veterans with disabilities come together to break through personal barriers and attempt to summit Mt. Baker Sept. 11

Serving Those Who Served For Us

Local Vet Receives Laundry Pair from Whirlpool Veteran’s Association and Blue Star Mothers
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Since 2013, the Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), in partnership with Blue Star Mothers, has looked for opportunities to help active duty, reservists, and military veterans in Southwest Michigan. As part of these efforts, the two organizations were recently able to provide local veteran Scott Spearitt with a new Whirlpool brand washer and dryer.

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