2021-07-12
Home Hardware and FlipGive Launch Grant Program to Help Kids Get Back in the Game
ST. JACOBS, ON, July 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Home Hardware, Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture home improvement retailer, today announced the launch of the Home Hardware Return to Sport Matching Grant, in partnership with FlipGive, North America's leading shopping rewards app for teams. Designed to provide support to youth sports teams across the country, $25,000 in grants will be available to help get kids back in the game after being sidelined by COVID-19. "With Dealer-Owners in hundreds of communities across the country, we know first-hand that this has been a challenging year for young Canadian athletes," said Kevin Macnab, President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "This program builds on the many local youth-sport sponsorships and contributions our Dealer-Owners make each year and our ongoing commitment to removing barriers so young people can safely enjoy organized sport." The Home Hardware Return to Sport Matching Grant program invites youth sports teams across Canada to register on FlipGive, an easy-to-use app designed to help sports parents lower the cost to play by shopping for the things they're already buying from over 700 brands. The first 250 teams to raise $100 will receive a $100 matching grant from Home Hardware. "COVID-19's shutdown of youth sports left millions of kids unable to play the games they love, impacting their physical and mental health," said Mark Bachman, FlipGive Co-Founder and CEO. "Home Hardware's Return to Sport Matching Grant will help lower the cost to play so that families across Canada can play more and spend less on the games they love." The program is open to youth sports teams across Canada and will run from July 11 to November 30, 2021. To learn more about the Home Hardware Return to Sport Matching Grant and how to apply, please visit www.flipgivegrants.com/homehardware   ABOUT FLIPGIVEFlipGive is an easy-to-use cashback app for teams, designed to help sports parents lower the cost to play by shopping for the things they're already buying from over 700 top brands. Cashback from groceries, gas, dining, gear, travel, and more reduces player fees, ensuring no family has to choose between sports, their budget, and their time. Used by more than 400,000 families across North America. To get started visit www.flipgive.com. About Home Hardware Stores LimitedHome Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have extensive distribution and marketing capabilities as well as access to thousands of quality, brand name and private label products. Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca. SOURCE Home Hardware Stores Limited ...
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2021-07-12
Sponsorship deals in Ireland double in H1 with renewed purpose
The number of new reported sponsorship deals in Ireland doubled in the first half of 2021 versus the same period last year, exceeding the comparable pre-Covid-19 level recorded in 2019 by 8%, according to new research by sponsorship consultants ONSIDE. Despite a cautious return to live sports events in Ireland, the latest ONSIDE Quarterly Sponsorship Review shows that sport continues to dominate sponsorship activity in Ireland, with 84% of deals so far in 2021 occurring in the sports space. Financial and professional services businesses and food and drinks brands were most active, with new deals including global investment advisor Triton Lakes’ new sponsorship of the IRFU Sevens teams and Red Bull’s new alignment with Irish Hockey aiding the recovery of sports platforms. John Trainer, Founder and CEO of ONSIDE Commenting on sponsorship market dynamics at play so far this year, John Trainor, Founder and CEO of ONSIDE, notes that “2021 opened positively with a string of high-profile major deals by the rebooted FAI with SSE Airtricity, Bank of Ireland, Weetabix and DHL, while a consistent stream of local and regional GAA sponsorships followed Cork GAA’s 7-figure new deal with Sports Direct in January. Recognising the variety of new investments agreed, TikTok established major ties with the 2021 St. Patrick’s Festival, while The Transport for Ireland (TFI) network of public transport services sponsored Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride. Six in 10 of the new deals across the sponsorship industry came in the second quarter, with a noticeable rise in community, cause-related and broadcast sponsorships, including Circle K securing the rights to sponsor the coverage of the upcoming Olympic Games on RTE”.  Reflecting a shifting landscape toward more ‘purpose driven’ investment, 71% of the public called out a non-sports sponsorship that appealed to them in the last quarter, 6% higher than the same time last year. Trainor noted: “There is a growing alignment in businesses between sponsorship and corporate social responsibility being fuelled by consumers’ and employees’ higher expectations of brands in the past year, as doing good is now a must rather than nice to do strategy. And the leaders of this evolution are being seen, with a surge so far this year in the public’s recognition of non-sports sponsorship activity in music, arts, broadcast and causes.”  Stand-out businesses winning strongest public affinity in the non-sports arena in the last quarter included Electric Ireland, partners of Pieta House, and Aldi, partners with Barnardos and FoodCloud. Figures from the latest ONSIDE QSR show Bank of Ireland have achieved most first-half growth versus 2019 in the public’s vote for stand-out sponsors across both sport and non-sport platforms, while Guinness and Vodafone remain the clear favourite sport sponsors of the Irish public in the first half of 2021, together winning the vote of three in 10 adults. While close, Ireland and British & Irish Lions Team sponsors Vodafone edged Q2 for pole position among Irish females and the 18-44 year old cohorts, while 6 Nations main sponsors Guinness proved strongest among Irish males and the 45+ market. Looking to the second half of the year, Trainor noted: “Q3 was the busiest quarter for sponsorship deals in 2019, and as major platforms like the Olympic & Paralympic Games and GAA Championships with fans prove their worth, the battle for sponsorship rights, particularly with an authentic community root, will intensify. In parallel, the Irish sponsorship market is gearing up to align with international trends that have poked their heads up in recent months including the influence of cryptocurrencies and NFTs as a new revenue-producing channel for rights holders.” Trainor added that there will be challenges for the industry as the failed European Super League and Ronaldo Coca-Cola tremors work their way into new deals shaping the next generation of sponsorship contracts, while also flagging “an interesting issue that is just beginning to percolate in the U.S. around how much of sponsor inventory goes unused and what to do about it”.  For media queries, contact: John Trainor | Founder & CEO | ONSIDE | john.trainor@onside.ie | +353 86 38 38 787 | www.onside.ie Source: https://sponsorship.org/sponsorship-deals-in-ireland-double-in-h1-with-renewed-purpose/...
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2021-07-10
Sponsoring EURO 2020 is the Inevitable Choice of Hisense's Globalization Strategy
QINGDAO, China, July 10, 2021 /CNW/ -- As the first major tournament after the pandemic, EURO 2020 has attracted great excitement. As the Official Sponsor, Hisense appeared together with subsidiary brands. "If the sponsorship of EURO 2016 is the preliminary global presence, EURO 2020 must be the commencement of Hisense's various brands and products globalization," said Jia Shaoqian, President of Hisense Group Holdings Co., Ltd. Sports marketing has become Hisense's strategic choice, and the key to elevating worldwide recognition, improving top-tier product recognition and driving sales. This ultimately fulfils the "overseas market contributes to the majority of Hisense revenue" strategic goal. Through sports marketing and continuous strengthening of the globally integrated marketing capabilities, Hisense consolidates the global presence and recognition.   Globalization strategy is a necessary choiceHaving a formidable integrated market competence and a highly recognized market reputation are severe requirements to become a top sponsor. Hisense's sponsorship revealed brand capacity and excellent reputation gained by sports marketing. Hisense has built 16 R&D centres and 17 production bases, established 54 companies and offices worldwide, keeps expanding global sales and industrial layout since the initial phase of globalization strategy. Furthermore, through charity and sports marketing, it drives visibility for Hisense and achieves universal trust and esteem globally.By 2020, Hisense's owned brand revenue accounts for 78% of international marketing revenue. "After 30 years, Hisense is a successful multinational enterprise and a reputable international brand," said Jia Shaoqian. "To become a globalization enterprise, comprehensive internationalization of product development, manufacturing, branding and marketing are key tactics." As Hisense Chairman Zhou Houjian persists, strengthening the international marketing system, establishing a self-owned brand is Hisense's unswerving development path. Worldwide integrated marketing capability to accelerate globalization"Having a comprehensive global marketing system and meticulous operational plans is the path to successfully driving enterprise globalization. The globalization of Hisense has been expedited through the accumulation of experience and efforts in five aspects," said Zhu Dan, President of Hisense International Co., Ltd. Hisense launched a range of marketing campaigns in Europe to maximize the sponsorship benefit: showcasing Hisense's exclusive brand exposure at Festival Towers in Europe; launched "Trophy Tour"; driving traffic through Twitter giveaway campaigns and increased e-commerce sales. Through variety of campaigns, brand's influence was successfully increased.  Quality controls: By building R&D bases globally, it enables localized production to ensure product quality. Supply chain competence: By establishing global supply chain management centre, offshore bases and partner with local merchandising platforms, Hisense enhances the guarantee of cross-border transportation orders and on-time distribution rates of e-orders, ensuring consumers experience adequately. Integrated system: Hisense utilizes global resources in R&D, manufacturing and sales to assure products' qualification and meeting consumers' needs. The utilization of talents: Hisense believes that the foundation of technological innovation is the concentration and development of talents. Hisense has employed many advanced global talents in chip design, A.I and other areas to enhance technology and quality. Sports marketing aided product salesContinuous dedication in sports marketing successfully boosts enterprise presence but also leads to better sales.In comparison with EURO 2016, Hisense focuses more on product sales and marketing in EURO 2020. Benefiting from the sponsorship, from January to June 2021, Hisense's laser TVs overseas sales rose by more than 10 times YOY. "Large screen, Ultra-HD, Perfect quality and World-class sound" are Laser TV's remarkable features and reasons of choice.Pang Jing, general manager of Hisense's international marketing department, said, "Benefiting from the sponsorship experience in EURO 2016 and FIFA World Cup 2018, Hisense is more proficient and efficient in EURO 2020. By establishing more overseas corporates and comprehensive supply chain system, the capabilities of gathering global resources enable Hisense to achieve success in EURO 2020 marketing campaigns. Focusing on increasing product sales and brand reputation has become Hisense's marketing goal in EURO 2020. Moving forward, Hisense will continue its efforts in sports marketing."   Hisense is committed to sports marketing, insisting on long-term investment and globalization strategy. From sponsoring EURO 2020, FIFA World Cup to other sports events, through comprehensive capabilities and innovative products, it enables Hisense to maintain competitive advantage within the global market. View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sponsoring-euro-2020-is-the-inevitable-choice-of-hisenses-globalization-strategy-301331065.html SOURCE Hisense ...
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2021-07-09
RBC Becomes Worldwide Partner of the 43rd Ryder Cup
RBC, the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe have announced a one-year agreement establishing Canada’s biggest bank as a Worldwide Partner of the 2020 Ryder Cup, which takes place September 21-26, 2021, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Established in 1927, the biennial competition pits 12 of the top professional golfers from the U.S. against the top professional golfers from Europe in a head-to-head match play competition, and has become one of the world’s greatest sporting events, captivating an audience of millions around the globe.“The Ryder Cup is an iconic event, embodying the very best of golf – bringing a worldwide audience together and creating a special energy and excitement connected to team competition in golf,” said Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “One of the most highly anticipated dates on the global sports calendar, RBC is proud and excited to be a Worldwide Partner of the 43rd Ryder Cup, and to help bring this historic event to RBC clients and golf fans around the world.”RBC’s partnership with the 43rd Ryder Cup will include prominent on-course branding, a strategic media integration and exclusive onsite hospitality for RBC clients. This hospitality will provide special viewing areas for RBC clients as well as unique golf and event experiences. RBC will also receive prominent broadcast and digital assets, deepening RBC’s presence in golf during one of the premier events of the season.“We’re very pleased to welcome RBC to the Ryder Cup family in 2021, for what is shaping up to be one of sport’s most anticipated international events in recent memory,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. “RBC has long established itself as a financial leader with a sterling reputation that knows no borders, which aligns perfectly with the Ryder Cup’s global reach.”“RBC has been a long-term supporter of golf and we are delighted they will now join our commercial family for the Ryder Cup, becoming the latest global brand to be part of our Worldwide Partner programme,” said Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director. “We look forward to working together at Whistling Straits and we hope everyone associated with RBC enjoys the experience of one of sport’s most iconic events.”RBC has a long-standing commitment to the game of golf in both the U.S. and Canada, and is currently title sponsor of two PGA TOUR events, the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open. RBC is also proud to support a world-class roster of Team RBC golfers who represent the RBC brand and compete on the PGA and LPGA TOUR. With 14 Canadian, U.S. and international ambassadors –including World No. 2 Dustin Johnson, Ryder Cup U.S. Team Vice Captain Jim Furyk, European Team  Vice Captain Graeme McDowell, and World No. 7 Brooke Henderson—Team RBC embodies the pinnacle of golf performance. RBC was also a Proud Supporter of both the 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cup matches.“It’s such an honor to be a Vice  Captain for the U.S. Team at the 43rd Ryder Cup, and having RBC as a Worldwide Partner for this year’s event is incredibly special,” said Furyk. “RBC is a great supporter of golf, and I’m really looking forward to getting back into the Team Room at Whistling Straits.”“I’m very proud to be a Vice Captain for the European Team at the 43rd Ryder Cup,” said Team RBC ambassador Graeme McDowell. “Having been a player at this event four times and part of the support team in 2018, my experience and memories from the Ryder Cup are incredibly special. It’s fantastic to have RBC as a Worldwide Partner for this year’s event.”  As a purpose-driven global financial institution, RBC is strongly committed to giving back to communities. Through the RBC Heritage and RBC Canadian Open tournaments, RBC has helped to raise over $25 million in support of local charities in Canada and the United States....
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2021-07-09
Golf Canada welcomes Recipe Unlimited as Official Restaurant Partner
Golf Canada and Recipe Unlimited announced today a multi-year integrated partnership that will see Recipe Unlimited become the Official Restaurant Partner for the National Sport Federation. The two-tiered partnership will welcome Recipe Unlimited as the official Restaurant Partner of Canada’s National Open Golf Championships – the CP Women’s Open and the RBC Canadian Open – as well as become the presenting sponsor of the onsite “Fare Way” food experience at both Championships. Recipe Unlimited’s catering division – Marigolds and Onions – will also become the exclusive Catering Partner for both National Open Championships providing concessions and catering services including non-clubhouse corporate hospitality areas.“Partnering with Recipe Unlimited and their collection of premium restaurant brands will deliver a special enhancement to the fan-centric Fare Way food experience at our National Open Championships,” said Golf Canada Chief Commercial Officer John Sibley. “We are excited to welcome our new partners to the golf space and look forward to working with their experienced restaurant and catering divisions to deliver an exceptional and familiar food experience to our event spectators and hospitality clients as well as golfers from coast to coast.” Recipe Unlimited (formerly Cara Foods) is the largest restaurant operator in Canada and includes brands such as The Keg, Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Montana’s, Pickle Barrel, New York Fries and Burger’s Priest to name a few.“We are thrilled to become the Official Restaurant Partner for the National Sport Federation, fueling both the RBC Canadian Open and the CP Women’s Open in 2022 and beyond,” said Frank Hennessey, CEO, Recipe Unlimited.Through the partnership, Recipe Unlimited will look to engage with golfers across Canada and will also look to develop additional opportunities to add value for Golf Canada members at select Recipe Unlimited restaurant locations. ...
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2021-07-09
Trail Blazers Announce StormX As The First Cryptocurrency Jersey Patch Partner in the NBA
The Portland Trail Blazers and StormX today announced a significant multi-year jersey patch partnership beginning in the 2021-22 season to include placement of the StormX logo on the Trail Blazers game and practice jerseys. StormX, the Exclusive Blockchain Partner of the Portland Trail Blazers, is a Crypto Cashback provider and Chrome extension aiming to make earning crypto easy and accessible for anyone. StormX is the Trail Blazers first International Rights Partner as part of the NBA’s International Team Marketing Program aimed to engage fans around the globe. This will grant StormX, in partnership with the Trail Blazers, rights to distribute and conduct team-identified marketing and activities internationally, a must for any partner in this space and especially one that will adorn the team’s uniform, which will be seen all over the world. The cryptocurrency company is also minority-owned, making it one of the few minority-owned jersey patch partnerships in the NBA.“We are extremely excited to have our team wear such a groundbreaking, revolutionary company on the front of our jerseys,” said Chris McGowan, President & CEO, Portland Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter. “StormX is a fresh, energetic company with Pacific Northwest roots that can educate and motivate Rip City around cryptocurrency and earning Crypto Cashback. I look forward to taking these next steps together as partners.”StormX was founded in Seattle by Calvin Hsieh and Portland-grown Trail Blazers fan Simon Yu with the hopes of increasing financial independence in young adults in a way that is purposeful, approachable and empowering. With over 800 global partners and over 2 million users, StormX empowers consumers to discover, thrive, earn and enjoy the world of crypto with everyday purchases anywhere, anytime, from any device by earning Crypto Cashback. “We’re honored to be the first crypto company to form a jersey sponsorship with not only a team of such high caliber, but also with a league of the same stature,” said Simon Yu, CEO and Co-Founder of StormX. “Like the Trail Blazers namesake, we see ourselves as trail blazers in the drive for the mass adoption of crypto, by helping everyday people earn crypto while they shop.” To commemorate the partnership with StormX, the Trail Blazers will be launching their first non-fungible token (NFT) in mid-July based on the team’s acclaimed Gameday Poster Series. More information on how you can acquire the team’s NFT will be released soon.In addition to the energizing and dynamic StormX logo on the front of all Trail Blazers game jerseys, practice jerseys and in-arena assets, StormX and the Blazers will partner on a community-based initiative. More information about this community program will be announced soon. Trail Blazers fans can join StormX and start earning Crypto Cashback from any of the more than 800 stores across 173+ countries.Source: https://www-nba-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nba.com/amp/blazers/news/2021/7/1/blazers-announce-stormx-as-first-cryptocurrency-jersey-patch-partner...
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2021-07-08
TD Summer Reading Club 2021 launches a new outdoor activity--StoryWalk®
The TD Summer Reading Club is pleased to announce an exciting new outdoor reading activity called StoryWalk®, which will be offered by over 550 libraries across the country this summer! TD Summer Reading Club StoryWalk® is comprised of 17 outdoor panels featuring text and illustrations from The Thing Lou Couldn't Do, a short children's story by Canadian author and illustrator Ashley Spires. While following local public health guidance, StoryWalk® visitors are invited to read the story as they stroll from one page to the next along an outdoor path. Please check with your local library to see if they are hosting a StoryWalk®.  Every summer for over two decades, the TD Summer Reading Club has inspired kids to explore the fun of reading their way—the key to nurturing a lifelong love of reading. Library and Archives Canada is proud of this long-standing relationship with TD Bank Group and the Toronto Public Library, and of collaborating with thousands of libraries across Canada to support children's literacy and promote Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. Quick facts About the TD Summer Reading Club The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada's biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. The Club connects families with books and helps build kids' confidence in reading through fun, free, and accessible library activities. Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 libraries across Canada, this free national program is developed by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Title sponsorship for the TD Summer Reading Club is provided by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank's global corporate citizenship platform. The 2021 TD Summer Reading Club program is a fully hybrid program offering kids across the country in-library programming (where possible) and a robust online experience.About StoryWalk® The StoryWalk® Project was originally created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is available in English, French and bilingual formats. ...
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2021-07-08
RYU Apparel Inc. Sponsors MMA Featherweight Ilia Topuria This Saturday July 10th At The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
RYU Apparel Inc., creator of award-winning urban athletic apparel, is pleased to announce it has provided a sponsorship to Ilia Topuria, an undefeated 10-0 Ultimate fighter, in his bid to maintain his undefeated position. Ilia Topuria, nicknamed "El Matador" and only 24 years of age, began Judo classes when he was 4 years old. He is the lead fighter of First Round Management Europe based in Alicante, Spain. MMA & Ultimate Fighting Achievements Include:https://www.instagram.com/iliatopuria/https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/129278-ilia-topuriahttps://www.instagram.com/frm_europe/https://www.climentclub.es/ As a result of his career success, Ilia Topuria was selected to take on Ryan Hall, another Featherweight MMA fighter and past winner of The Ultimate Fighter, at the upcoming UFC 264 on July 10th, 2021 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. While seeking sponsorship to help with offsetting some of the expenses he has incurred in preparing for this fight, RYU CEO Cesare Fazari was approached by Clifford J Perry, Executive Director for Topuria, based on their mutual philosophy of RESPECT! When Mr. Fazari learned of Mr. Topuria's impressive winning record, his upcoming Ultimate Fight against Ryan Hall and his considerable work ethic and dedication to the sport he was thrilled to agree to a sponsorship. Alongside providing performance training apparel and gear, RYU provided the final $10,000 USD required for Mr. Topuria's Las Vegas expenses including housing, food and an SUV. "I can say with certainty that supporting an athlete like Ilia Topuria is why we do what we do at RYU. Our team respects and supports any MMA athlete committed to a life-long practice of training and focus. This upcoming fight is the culmination of 20 years of dedication, sacrifice and discipline. llia exemplifies focused mindfulness and precision movement which are the very roots of our brand," stated RYU CEO Cesare Fazari. The MMA fighter's Executive Director, Clifford J Perry commented that "Ilia Topuria has heart, humility, dedication to his sport and respect. Ilia will become a distinguished role model to other Millennials, Gen Xers and even Boomers as I am sure some of us will say we wish we had a grandson like Ilia." RYU COO Rob Blair also commented, "We're excited to support IIia as we reconnect RYU back to our roots in MMA. RYU is a brand dedicated to supporting those who share our brand values and everyone connected to our brand is united by this purpose. It's movement that informs all that we do and is the core belief for RYU." Ilia Topuria stated, "I'm humbled by the generosity of the RYU team. I've enjoyed using several of their incredible professional products and appreciate their martial arts-based philosophical approach to movement. Their mantra of Respect Your Universe complements my overwhelming feeling of respect for everyone including my opponents, exemplified by me walking over and hugging my defeated opponents. Showing respect and empathy for everyone aligns uniquely with RYU. This sponsorship allowed me to focus on just my training during this intense and crucial part of preparing for this momentous fight on July 10th that is going to be streamed on Pay Per View, the most ever subscribed to for an MMA event and to millions and millions of people worldwide!" ...
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2021-07-08
AIT Worldwide Logistics reaffirms support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
Leading supply chain solutions provider announces fifth year as St. Jude Walk/Run sponsor ITASCA, Ill., July 8, 2021 /CNW/ -- AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce its fifth year as a multi-market St. Jude Walk/Run sponsor, supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® in their mission to end childhood cancer. "I'm always so proud to see AIT's teammates live out our company's values by giving back," said AIT President and CEO, Vaughn Moore. "And it's hard to find a more worthy cause than helping to end childhood cancer and making sure St. Jude families never pay a dime for treatment." Throughout September, Childhood Cancer Awareness month, teammates across AIT's global network aim to raise at least $30,000, an amount the company has pledged to match. To raise the funds, teammates will take part in more than 20 scheduled Walk/Run events around the world, many of which will be held virtually, as well as other online and socially distanced activities. "Despite the unexpected challenge of a pandemic during last year's campaign, our fundraising teams came through for St. Jude's children and families in a big way," Moore added. "So, I have no doubt we'll hit the mark again in 2021." Since AIT announced St. Jude would be the company's flagship charitable alliance in 2017, AIT teammates have brought together friends, family, and community members in support of the cause, ultimately raising more than $225,000 for the hospital. St. Jude has spent the last 50 years developing treatments that have helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from just 20% to more than 80%. The hospital also educates care providers in countries around the world and freely shares the discoveries it makes in partnership with the World Health Organization. Learn more at www.stjude.org/together. About AIT Worldwide Logistics AIT Worldwide Logistics helps companies grow by expanding access to markets all over the world where they can sell and procure their raw materials, components and finished goods. For more than 40 years, the Chicago-based transportation management leader has relied on a consultative approach to build a global network and trusted partnerships in nearly every industry, including aerospace, e-commerce, food, government, healthcare, life sciences and retail. Backed by scalable, user-friendly technology, AIT's flexible business model delivers precisely tailored supply chain solutions for sea, air and ground freight—on time and on budget. With expert teammates at more than 85 worldwide locations in Asia, Europe and North America, AIT's full-service options also include customs clearance, warehouse management and white glove services. Learn more at www.aitworldwide.com. Our Mission At AIT, we vigorously seek opportunities to earn our customers' trust by delivering exceptional worldwide logistics solutions while passionately valuing our co-workers, partners and communities. MEDIA CONTACT: Matt SandersPublic Relations Manager+1 (630) 766-8300msanders@aitworldwide.com AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.Corporate Headquarters701 N. Rohlwing RoadItasca, IL 60143 800-669-4AIT (4248)www.aitworldwide.com View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ait-worldwide-logistics-reaffirms-support-of-st-jude-childrens-research-hospital-301326292.html SOURCE AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc. ...
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2021-07-07
HUB International Expands Retirement And Private Wealth Capabilites With Acquisition Of Operating Subsidiaries Of Trusted Capital Group In Texas
CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 /CNW/ --  HUB International Limited (Hub), a leading full-service global insurance brokerage and financial services firm, announced today that it has acquired the operating subsidiaries of TCG Group Holdings, LLP d/b/a Trusted Capital Group (TCG). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, TCG is an investment and consulting firm that provides financial wellness solutions including wealth management, retirement planning, institutional advisory and more. TCG manages more than $4.6 billion in assets and serves over 750,000 individuals across hundreds of plans in the education, local government and small-to-medium business segments. "TCG continues our strategy to expand our retirement capabilities and add top talent in Texas," said Martin Yung, President and CEO of Hub Texas. "TCG has a deep understanding of the retirement landscape and regulatory issues, which will significantly benefit our clients." John Pesce, CEO of TCG, Jeff Montgomery, President, Scott Hauptmann, COO, Chris Jamail, CMO, and the TCG team will join Hub Retirement and Private Wealth in Hub Texas. "Joining Hub will help us elevate our client offerings in addition to our investment and retirement planning solutions to continue to help our clients succeed," said Mr. Pesce. This move continues to strengthen Hub's retirement and wealth management services (Hub RPW) with the addition of talent and resources to develop more comprehensive strategies for clients. Hub RPW works to help plan sponsors create an offering that aligns with their business strategy, navigates fiduciary risk and helps employees pursue their financial goals. The several registered investment advisory affiliates in HUB RPW provide investment advisory services to clients whose total assets are approximately $105 billion. Piper Sandler & Co. served as financial advisor to TCG in the transaction. About Hub Retirement and Private Wealth Hub Retirement and Private Wealth offers institutional and retirement services to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and customized private wealth management services to individuals and families. Employees of Hub International offer securities through partner Broker Dealers not affiliated with Hub.  Employees of Hub provide advisory services through both affiliated and unaffiliated Registered Investment Advisors (RIA). Global Retirement Partners, LLC, Silverstone Asset Management, LLC, Hub International Investment Advisory Services, Inc., and Sheridan Road Advisors, LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hub International. Learn more about Hub Retirement and Private Wealth. About Hub's M&A ActivitiesHub International Limited is committed to growing organically and through acquisitions to expand its geographic footprint and strengthen industry and product expertise. For more information on the Hub M&A experience, visit WeAreHub.com. About Hub InternationalHeadquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Hub International Limited is a leading full-service global insurance broker and financial services firm providing risk management, insurance, employee benefits, retirement and wealth management products and services. With more than 13,000 employees in offices located throughout North America, Hub's vast network of specialists brings clarity to a changing world with tailored solutions and unrelenting advocacy, so clients are ready for tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.hubinternational.com.  CONTACT: Media: Marni GordonPhone: 312-279-4601Marni.gordon@hubinternational.com  M&A: Clark WormerPhone: 312.279.4848Clark.wormer@hubinternational.com   View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hub-international-expands-retirement-and-private-wealth-capabilites-with-acquisition-of-operating-subsidiaries-of-trusted-capital-group-in-texas-301326670.html SOURCE Hub International Limited ...
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