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Orange Orchard joins IPREX global communication platform

Date: 8/13/2019
Orange Orchard, a global public relations agency focused on environmentally conscious businesses and nonprofits, with headquarters in Tennessee is now a partner in IPREX, a $420 million network of communication agencies with 1,800 staff and 110 offices worldwide. Founded by Heather Ripley and Bill Mattern, Orange Orchard is dedicated to working with organizations with plant-based, vegan and eco-sensitive philosophies. It is a division of Ripley PR, Inc. a successful, global business to business public relations firm and fellow partner of IPREX Global Communication Platform. ... Read More

First Horizon Reports Second Quarter Results and Highlights

Date: 8/12/2019
First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) recently announced its second quarter 2019 financial results. Reported earnings per share (EPS) were $0.35, up from $0.31 in first quarter 2019; on an adjusted basis1, earnings per share were $0.42, up from $0.35 in first quarter 2019.... Read More

Teresa Vander Molen Joins Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

Date: 8/08/2019
Teresa Vander Molen has joined Barge Design Solutions, Inc., as a Creative Lead in the firm’s Business Services Group. Vander Molen's nearly 20 years of marketing and branding experience spans manufacturing, health care, tourism, and higher education sectors, with emphasis on driving awareness and engagement through visual storytelling. She previously served as a Creative Director for Cornett in Lexington, Kentucky. Vander Molen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Eastern Kentucky University, where she graduated with honors. Her work has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation, Graphic Design USA, and the Kentucky Press Association. Barge Design Solutions, Inc., combines skill and dedication to impact local communities for everyday life. The multidiscipline team includes engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners, biologists, geologists, scientists, and surveyors. Barge Design Solutions has offices in five states, is ranked No. 165 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2019 Top 500 Design Firms list, and is a certified Great Place to Work. Learn more at bargedesign.com, and stay connected with them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. ... Read More

Genera Selects Ripley PR as Public Relations Agency of Record

Date: 7/30/2019
Genera, a Tennessee-based company, has selected global B2B agency Ripley PR as its PR agency of record to promote awareness of Genera’s Earthable® line of sustainable agricultural fiber products. Genera recently announced that it had secured more than $118 million in new investment for its first manufacturing facility, which will produce the company’s Earthable® brand.... Read More