Becknell Nearing Delivery of Another Building at NorthWind Crossings

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Becknell Industrial announced today that it is nearing completion of an industrial building in the Town of Merrillville in Northwest Indiana.  The new state of the art facility is being built on 13 acres within the Company’s NorthWind Crossings Business Park.  Ready for occupancy in early 2018, the project provides frontage along, and immediate access to Interstate 65.  The Park is strategically located just 25 miles from Chicago. The new 182,000-square-foot facility can be subdivided and will feature 32′ clear height, up to 27 dock doors, two drive-in doors and 119 auto parking spaces.  In addition, the property will include 53′ x 50′ column spacing with 60′ loading bays, ESFR sprinkler system and LED lighting. With this new project, Becknell will have developed eleven buildings exceeding 1,000,000 square feet since 2002 in NorthWind Crossings. The park is currently 100% occupied, including a 160,000 square foot speculative building completed in 2016. “Inventory of available spaces in the Northwest Indiana market is definitely outpaced by user demand,” said Matt Hubert,” Becknell’s Vice President of Leasing. “Due to strong market fundamentals, low Class A vacancy and robust demand from users, the time is right to deliver a modern, functional building.” Over 200 acres of developable land remains available for speculative and build-to-suit projects including sites that can accommodate facilities up to 1,000,000 square feet. Becknell has selected JLL’s Scott Duerkop to market this facility and additional opportunities at NorthWind Crossings. For more detailed information on the park, please visit www.northwindcrossings.com. About Becknell Industrial Becknell Industrial specializes in the development, investment and management of industrial properties across the United States. The company currently owns interests in more than 150 properties totaling nearly 19 million square feet.  Vertically integrated, Becknell is responsible for every aspect of the project providing the decision-making authority and expertise to meet client expectations for a high-performance facility delivered on time and on budget.  More information about Becknell is available at www.becknellindustrial.com.

First Financial Corporation Declares Semi-Annual Dividend

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The directors of First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) have declared a semi-annual dividend of 51 cents per share payable on January 15, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business January 8, 2018. Today’s declaration brings the total dividend declared in 2017 to $2.51 per share. First Financial Corporation is the holding company for First Financial Bank N.A. in Indiana and Illinois and The Morris Plan Company of Terre Haute. For more information contact: Rodger A. McHargue at (812) 238-6000

OrthoPediatrics Corp. to Highlight its Products at the 14th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium

WARSAW, Ind., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp. (“OrthoPediatrics”) (NASDAQ:KIDS), a company exclusively focused on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, announced today that it is a Platinum sponsor of the 14th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS), taking place November 28 to December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  The IPOS meeting, presented by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), brings together hundreds of pediatric orthopedic surgeons from around the world.  As part of OrthoPediatrics’ commitment to leading innovation in pediatric orthopedics and fostering clinical education, the company is actively engaged in all aspects of the meeting.  This includes sponsoring a pre-course meeting on “The Surgical Treatment of Hip Dysplasia in Older Children and Adolescents.”  The Company will also host four interactive workshops, highlighting new technology and surgical techniques in Trauma, Deformity Correction, Sports Medicine/Soft Tissue Repair and Scoliosis care.  Mark Throdahl, President and CEO of OrthoPediatrics, said, “OrthoPediatrics’ goal is to advance the field of pediatric orthopedics with the broadest and most innovative product line in our industry.  Our surgical systems, coupled with our focus on clinical education, are at the very core of our business.  We are excited for our continued partnership with organizations like POSNA and look forward to returning to the IPOS meeting for another successful year.” OrthoPediatrics will be highlighting its products at booth #104 at the IPOS meeting. About OrthoPediatrics Corp.Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is the only diversified orthopedic company focused exclusively on providing a comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market. OrthoPediatrics is dedicated to the cause of improving the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 22 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This offering spans trauma & deformity, complex spine and ACL reconstruction procedures. OrthoPediatrics’ global sales organization is focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products in the United States and 35 countries outside the United States. Investor ContactThe Ruth GroupZack Kubow(646) 536-7020zkubow@theruthgroup.com

hc1.com to Demonstrate Groundbreaking Live National Opioid Dashboard at AWS re:Invent 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, hc1.com announced its hc1 Opioid Dashboard, a revolutionary cloud-based information service that applies artificial intelligence to a vast array of datasets to deliver national insights aimed at decreasing opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction. The hc1 Opioid Dashboard is designed for state and federal government agencies, drug screening labs, healthcare providers, payers, pharmacies, medical directors, and drug distributors that face the critical need to take action in fighting the opioid epidemic.  With the U.S. death toll exceeding the equivalent of six 747 passenger jets crashing each month and an estimated cost of $55 billion annually, opioid abuse is a national emergency. To combat this epidemic, the hc1 Opioid Dashboard automatically analyzes live information spanning more than 3.8 million healthcare providers nationally and 5 billion diagnostic test results to deliver insight down to the zip code level on the usage of prescription opioids and illicit drugs.  In the State of Indiana, where 1,100 drug overdose deaths resulted in more than $1.4 billion in medical costs and lost lifetime earnings in 2014 alone, Governor Eric Holcomb has made attacking the opioid epidemic a top priority. The Indiana Management Performance Hub (MPH) selected the hc1 Opioid Dashboard to gain live, up to the moment insight into opioid usage trends across the state. Through its collaborative partnership with hc1.com, MPH is enhancing its ability to equip state agencies with the insight required to proactively reduce misuse and addiction to opioids. “To counteract this mounting public health crisis, state and federal agencies must gain an edge that historical prescribing, rehab, and mortality data alone simply cannot provide,” said Brad Bostic, CEO of hc1.com. “The hc1 Opioid Dashboard delivers a live view into the drugs that are in use across the nation and correlates drug usage patterns with adverse outcomes.  This is a potential breakthrough in public health as it delivers the insight required to measure the effectiveness of current programs in preventing misuse and abuse while informing future strategies that can lead to earlier intervention and ultimately prevention.”    Bostic is a featured speaker at AWS re:Invent 2017 where he will be presenting strategies to counteract the opioid epidemic through advanced cloud analytics on Tuesday, November 28 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the MGM Grand, Level 3, Premiere Ballroom 312 in Las Vegas. About hc1.comhc1.com®, the leader in healthcare relationship management, is passionate about unlocking the answers that solve critical healthcare challenges.  hc1 has been adopted across more than 1,000 lab, post acute care, and health system locations, including Cleveland Clinic, Abbott, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Sonic Healthcare. The company has received accolades from Gartner Research, was named “Best Healthcare CRM” by Frost & Sullivan and is the top rated solution in the KLAS Healthcare CRM report. To learn more about the hc1 Opioid Dashboard, please visit www.hc1opioiddashboard.com and follow us on Twitter @hc1_HRM, LinkedIn, and Facebook. For information contact:  Mara Conklin, 847-816-9411mconklin@teamclarus.com

By 2022, Global Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market Will Grow USD 10.36 Billion: Zion Market Research

Sarasota, FL, Nov. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market by Solution (Software & Services), by End-Users (Architects, Contractors, Engineers and Others) for Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Infrastructure, and Institutional: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016-2022”. According to the report, global demand for building information modeling market was valued at around USD 3.52 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 10.36 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 19.45% between 2017 and 2022. Building information modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of construction project which helps in planning, designing, constructing, operating diverse physical infrastructure to architects, engineers, developer and others. It allows any aspect of a design’s performance to be simulated and assessed before it is built, making the understanding of the design easier and more complete. BIM uses 3D software and a process that facilitates the sharing of information among all professionals involved in the whole construction project. Get Flat 30% off on all reports View Offer Here: https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/discount/newsletter Browse through 42 Tables & 34 Figures spread over 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market: By Type, Size, Share, Verticals, End User, and Forecast 2016 – 2022”. Request Free Sample copy of Global Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market Report @ https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/sample/building-information-modeling-market Purchase this report with Flat 30% Discount (Avail Single User License at US $2939) The major factors which are driving the growth of this market are rapidly increasing construction activities across the globe. Government regulatory bodies are also taking initiatives to raise the adoption of BIM in their respective countries. Adoption by small and medium enterprises is giving momentum to the BIM market. However, the high cost of BIM software and continuous software up gradation are hindering the market growth. It requires trained expertise in order to use it. Thus, low awareness about software handling can hamper the market growth. Nonetheless, technological advancement by some companies that are developing a mobile application to access services will surge demand of BIM market over the forecast period. BIM improve visualization, increased productivity, reduced cost and increased the speed of delivery will enforce the demand of this market in future. Building information modeling market is segmented by solution, end-user, vertical and region. The solution segment is further divided into software and services. Cloud-based software is expected to acquire the largest share due to its cost-effectiveness and easy access to the on-premise model. End-users sectors of BIM market are an architect, engineers, developers, and others. Due to increasing number of the construction project, architects emerged as a dominant segment in BIM market and expected to show significant growth over the forecast period. On the basis of vertical, the BIM market is segmented into commercial, residential, industrial, institutional and infrastructural. Rapid industrialization in economically emerging countries such as China, China, India, and Brazil will boost the growth of industrial segment over the forecast period.  Browse the full “Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market by Solution (Software & Services), by End-Users (Architects, Contractors, Engineers and Others) for Industrial, Commercial, Infrastructure, Residential and Institutional: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016-2022.” report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/building-information-modeling-market North America is rapidly growing regional market due to the adoption of BIM by U.S. government agencies. The European market is anticipated to grab second largest share due to high adoption of BIM solutions by local government construction clients. In Asia Pacific, the government has successfully invested capital for transport, energy, utilities and urban infrastructure. The construction industry in China, India, and Japan is booming which offers potential avenues for BIM market in these countries. Architects, contractors, and engineers are joining their international colleagues to introduce BIM modeling and applications seminar, and are focusing on workshops and building construction trade show which will create new avenues for the BIM market. In addition, growing demand for green building in a different region is expected to boost demand of BIM market. Inquire more about this report before purchase @ https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/inquiry/building-information-modeling-market Major players operating in building information modeling are Autodesk, Inc., Beck Technology, Ltd., Nemetschek AG., Trimble Navigation Ltd., Synchro Software Ltd., Pentagon Solutions Ltd., Bentley Systems, Inc., AECOM, Asite Solutions Limited., and Dassault Systemes SA, among others. 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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Files Class Action Suit Against Omega Protein Corporation

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it has filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada on behalf of holders of Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega”) (NYSE:OME) common stock in connection with the proposed acquisition of Omega by Cooke, Inc. and its affiliate (“Cooke”) announced on October 6, 2017 (the “Complaint”).  The Complaint, which alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Omega, its Board of Directors (the “Board”), and Cooke, is captioned Franchi v. Omega Protein Corporation, Case No. 2:17-cv-02805 (D. Nev.). If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 2 Righter Parkway, Suite 120, Wilmington, DE 19803, by telephone at (888) 969-4242, by e-mail at info@rl-legal.com, or at http://rigrodskylong.com/contact-us/.  On October 5, 2017, Omega entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Cooke.  Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, shareholders of Omega will receive, for each share of Omega they own, $22.00 in cash (the “Proposed Transaction”). Among other things, the Complaint alleges that, in an attempt to secure shareholder support for the Proposed Transaction, defendants issued materially incomplete disclosures in a Preliminary Proxy Statement (the “Proxy Statement”) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Complaint alleges that the Proxy Statement, which recommends that Omega stockholders vote in favor of the Proposed Transaction, omits material information necessary to enable shareholders to make an informed decision as to how to vote on the Proposed Transaction, including material information with respect to Omega’s financial projections, the analyses performed by Omega’s financial advisor, and the background of the Proposed Transaction.  The Complaint seeks injunctive and equitable relief and damages on behalf of holders of Omega common stock.  If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 26, 2018.  A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.  Any member of the proposed class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Garden City, New York, regularly prosecutes securities fraud, shareholder corporate, and shareholder derivative litigation on behalf of shareholders in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Attorney advertising.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.Seth D. RigrodskyGina M. Serra(888) 969-4242(302) 295-5310Fax: (302) 654-7530info@rl-legal.com http://www.rigrodskylong.com  

Sulfone Polymers Market to hit $2.0 billion by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc

Sellbyville, Delaware, Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Sulfone Polymers Market share will likely cross USD 2 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Sulfone polymers’ demand is rapidly increasing in aerospace and automotive industries owing to their high-performance properties. These polymers offer higher stability and toughness while operating at higher temperatures. High strength, better flame resistance, thermal stability, and excellent retardancy to oxidation properties make them suitable for aerospace, and automotive applications. Thus, the market will be influenced positively and will further enhance the market growth over the coming years. Changing trends like substitution of metal products with lightweight polymer materials in automotive, and aerospace applications will drive the global sulfone polymers market significantly. The product demand for sulfone polymer based aircraft, and automotive components is emphasizing the producers to manufacture more products significantly which will significantly propel the growth of global sulfone polymers market in the entire forecast timeline. Request for a sample of this research report @ https://www.gminsights.com/request-sample/detail/1468 The global sulfone polymers market is majorly restrained by the regulatory norms regarding the consumption of sulfone polymers in some particular industry verticlas. For instance, the usage of sulfone polymer based products in medical & food industries require many stages of government approval because of the presence of harmful chemical substances like bisphenol A. Hence to maintain the standard quality of food, regulatory bodies have implemented certain restrictions which will negatively impact the global sulfone polymers market over the next years. Implementing new technologies and equipment inevitably require high maintenance cost which will challenging the product manufacturers from investing in sulfone polymers market. Further, substantial R&D costs involved in the development of advanced technologies will further decelerate this market soon. Polyethersulfone segment will grow at a CAGR over 6.5% during the projected period. This product segment will witness a huge demand due to its incredible properties, and application extent over the coming years. The polysulfone product segment is found out to be the second fastest growing segment over the coming years. Regarding both volume, and revenue, the polyethersulfone segment have the major share, and dominates in the overall forecast period. Browse key industry insights spread across 280 pages with 319 market data tables & 27 figures & charts from the report, “Sulfone Polymers Market Size Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024” in detail along with the table of contents: https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/sulfone-polymers-market The automotive application segment is the fastest growing application segment, growing at a CAGR close to 6.6%. Rising global transportation industry, and government initiatives for better transportation networks in developing countries will attribute to the global sulfone polymers market. Aerospace application segment is the second fastest growing in both volume, and revenue due to growing demand for lightweight aircraft components. Medical application segment is having major volume consumption and is forecasted to grow over the coming years. Innovative application of these for manufacturing several medical equipment through design and technology modification is enabling their application in complex devices, in place of traditional materials that will significantly trigger sulfone polymer market demand. Asia Pacific holds the significant market share in 2016 and will grow at CAGR of over 6.5% till the end of forecast period. Rising consumption in end-user industries, and rapid industrialization in the developing countries of this region will augment the market. Moreover, the Middle East & Africa and Latin America will moderately grow over the forecast timeframe. North America is growing with a CAGR of over 6.2% during the forecast period. Sulfone polymers market in this region is growing due to increasing application in medical devices and automotive production. United States hold major market share and is one of the fastest growing region due to high automotive and aerospace production. Moreover, shift in consumption pattern of high performance polymers in several industries will propel market growth. Make an inquiry for purchasing this report @ https://www.gminsights.com/inquiry-before-buying/1468 Leading players present in the sulfone polymers market are Sino Polymer, Evonik, Infinity LTL, Sumitomo Corporation, SABIC, BASF SE, Ovation Polymers, Jiangmen, and others. Browse Related Reports: Water Soluble Polymer Market Forecast, 2017 – 2024 Water Soluble Polymer Market Size was valued over USD 24 billion in 2016, and the industry will grow at a CAGR of upto 5.6% up to 2024. Water treatment industry is increasing at a significant rate, due to the increasing potable water demand in across all nations. It is further triggering the wastewater treatment demand across industrial, and municipal processes, which would require more products such as water soluble polymers.                                https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/water-soluble-polymer-market Medical Polymers Market Forecast, 2016 – 2024 Medical Polymers Market size will exceed USD 24 billion by 2024 gaining the industry by CAGR close to 9%. Global medical polymers market will be positively affected by the continuously growing pharmaceutical device demand. Pervasiveness of cardiovascular issues, general medical conditions, infections, and other diseases, coupled with increasing development of medical treatments and procedures and increasing general awareness will propel the pharmaceutical device industry in the coming years. https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/medical-polymers-market About Global Market Insights Global Market Insights, Inc., headquartered in Delaware, U.S., is a global market research and consulting service provider; offering syndicated and custom research reports along with growth consulting services. Our business intelligence and industry research reports offer clients with penetrative insights and actionable market data specially designed and presented to aid strategic decision making. These exhaustive reports are designed via a proprietary research methodology and are available for key industries such as chemicals, advanced materials, technology, renewable energy and biotechnology. 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Platform Specialty Products Corporation Announces Closing of Senior Notes Offering

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) (“Platform”) announced today that it has closed its previously-announced offering of $550 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). The Notes bear interest at a rate of 5.875% per annum, to be paid semi-annually in arrears, and will mature on December 1, 2025. The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of Platform’s existing domestic subsidiaries. Upon satisfaction of certain conditions, all of the then direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries constituting Platform’s Agricultural Solutions business may be released from their guarantees of the Notes. In connection with the offering of the Notes, Platform commenced a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for any and all of its outstanding 10.375% senior notes due 2021 (the “November 2015 Notes”). Concurrently with the commencement of the Tender Offer, Platform also issued a conditional notice of redemption providing for the redemption (the “Redemption”) of any November 2015 Notes that remain outstanding after the expiration of the Tender Offer. Platform intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of Notes to pay the consideration for the Tender Offer and the Redemption, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the November 2015 Notes, if any, along with fees and expenses incurred in connection with the offering of the Notes, the Tender Offer and the Redemption. The Notes were offered solely to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes and related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act or any applicable state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom, such an offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.  This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act. This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption of the November 2015 Notes. Forward-looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the completion and timing of the Tender Offer and the Redemption, Platform’s planned use of any proceeds from the offering of the Notes and its ability to redeem all the Notes pursuant to the related indenture. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, Platform’s ability to consummate the Tender Offer and the Redemption; Platform’s ability to successfully complete the proposed separation of its Agricultural Solutions business into an independent company and realize the anticipated benefits from it; the expected structure and timing for completion of this proposed separation; adverse effects on the two companies’ business operations or financial results and the market price of Platform’s shares as a result of the completion of this proposed separation; market volatility; legal, tax and regulatory requirements; unanticipated delays and transaction expenses; the impact of the proposed separation on Platform’s employees, customers and suppliers; the ability of the two companies to operate independently following the proposed separation; the diverting of management’s attention from Platform’s ongoing business operations; the possibility of more attractive strategic options arising in the future; Platform’s perception of future availability of equity or debt financing needed to complete the proposed separation and fund its operations; Platform’s ability to identify, hire and retain executives and other employees with sufficient expertise; Platform’s assessment of its internal control over financial reporting; the impact of commodities and currencies and Platform’s ability to manage its risk in these areas; future capital expenditures, indebtedness, leverage, and dividend policy. Additional information concerning these and other factors that could cause actual results to vary is, or will be, included in Platform’s periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Platform’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2017. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and Platform assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in such forward-looking statements. CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Carey DormanSenior Director Corporate DevelopmentPlatform Specialty Products Corporation1-561-406-8465 Media Contacts: Liz CohenWeber Shandwick1-212-445-8044  

2018 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Showcases Top Keynotes and 150 Interactive Sessions with 11 Tracks

Denver, Colo., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Renowned teacher and award-winning author Dr. Becky Bailey will be one of two keynote speakers during the 2018 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) which gets underway on Friday, March 16 at the Colorado Convention Center. The two-day forum (March 16-17) brings together a broad range of leaders, professionals and experts representing the wide variety of fields that impact early childhood. Dr. Bailey, founder of Loving Guidance, Inc. and the Conscious Discipline program, is internationally recognized as an expert in childhood education and developmental psychology.  She has authored 14 books, including Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline which is published in nine languages, started the first four-year degree program in Early Childhood Education in the state of Florida, and has raised over $2 million for children’s programs during her career. She will be joined by Global Learning Foundation founder Enrique “Hank” C. Feldman who will deliver Saturday’s keynote address. An artist, educator and entrepreneur, Feldman is the inventor of iBG™ (Intellectual Brainwave Games), co-creator of the touring theatrical show “The Inner Journey,” author of the adult book “Living Like A Child,” co-author of the children’s series Sam the Ant™, and a two-time Grammy-nominated performing artist and composer. Denver’s Early Childhood Council and the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance have partnered to present the conference, now in its seventh year, to meet the professional development needs of early childhood professionals, who can earn up to six hours of ongoing training credits per day. The two-day event, which offers more than 150 interactive sessions and 11 tracks (Child Physical Health, Safety & Nutrition; Guidance & Positive Behavior Support; Leadership, Management & Administration; Early Childhood Systems, Governance & Policy; Family & Community Partnerships; Child Development & Learning; Teaching Practice, Literacy & STEAM; Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health; Inclusive Practices & Multicultural Principles; and Mindfulness & Self-Care) brings thousands of early education teachers, administrators and directors together with business leaders, policymakers and advocates to learn, share and network. A new conference app for RMECC 2018 will enable attendees to plan their schedule, engage with one another, and share content from presenters, keynotes, and sponsors. Registration for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference, including Early Bird Discounts, will open online in early December at http://www.ecconference.com/registration. Early bird pricing starts at $150 for one day and $250 for both days and includes all sessions plus breakfast and lunch. To view the complete RMECC schedule, workshop descriptions and additional program details, visit www.ecconference.com. Attachments: A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/defe0899-736a-4f97-b379-18bdb53cceec Attachments: A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/08cfdb2a-35f2-4462-95a8-44036690659b Attachments: A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b0c768df-90a4-4772-b76d-3dd51e2246be Gerri Howard
Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference
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Cardinal Peak Provides Hardware Engineering Expertise to iZotope, Inc.

Lafayette, Colo., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cardinal Peak, a full-service engineering firm specializing in the development of Internet of Things (IoT) products, provided hardware engineering expertise to iZotope for their Spire Studio product. Spire Studio is used by musicians as a complete portable recording system, featuring professional sound quality and one-touch set-up.                                                                                                                                    “Cardinal Peak was a key contributor in turning our vision for Spire Studio into a physical product,” said iZotope co-founder and CEO, Mark Ethier. “The industrial design of Spire Studio is unique and introduced hardware challenges that the Cardinal Peak hardware engineering team had to navigate and adjust to quickly. With their help, we were able to maintain the integrity of the user experience while balancing cost and functionality.” “Our hardware engineering team worked closely with iZotope’s development team to conceptualize, design, and layout the electrical subsystems to meet the mechanical constraints and the demanding performance targets,” said Matt Brzezinski, Director of Hardware Engineering at Cardinal Peak. “We are thrilled to have played a part in the launch of Spire Studio and look forward to working with iZotope in the future.” Spire Studio is now available for purchase on Spire.live and at select retailers, and the integrated Spire recording app is available for free on iTunes. About iZotope Inc.The team at iZotope is obsessed with great sound. Their intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. Founded in 2001, iZotope designs award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. For more information on iZotope, visit www.izotope.com. About Cardinal PeakCardinal Peak offers engineering design services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Audio & Video products. Focused on increasing our clients’ engineering ROI, Cardinal Peak helps bring embedded products and mobile apps to market in the fastest and most reliable way. Our staff of knowledgeable engineers brings more than 1,000 combined years of experience to our clients’ projects, with deep expertise in digital media processing, app development and embedded hardware and software engineering. Cardinal Peak is based in Lafayette, Colo., and can be found online at www.cardinalpeak.com. ### Corinne Oertel
Cardinal Peak, LLC
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Director of Communications
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