Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Sam Johnson Executive Vice President, Retail Operations
01 01 1970
KATY, Texas, April 7, 2017 -- Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors ("Academy"), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, appointed Sam Johnson as its Executive Vice President of Retail Operations, effective April 24, 2017.
Sam, 50, joins Academy after seven years with hhgregg, Inc. ("hhgregg") where he most recently served as Chief Retail Officer. At hhgregg, Sam led store operations, customer relations, commercial sales, real estate and visual merchandising. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles with Sears Holding Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Health from East Tennessee State University.
"I'm thrilled to join the Academy Sports + Outdoors team," says Sam Johnson. "I believe in Academy's everyday low price approach, community and customer focus. On behalf of the more than 20,000 store team members, we look forward to continuing to elevate our game on behalf of customers and local communities...
7 minutes, 12.7 seconds: The 2018 911 GT3 sets a new best lap time
01 01 1970
ATLANTA, May 4, 2017 --Â The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 has celebrated its debut on the NÃ¼rburgring with a lap time of 7 minutes, 12.7 seconds on the legendary Nordschleife. The track-bred 911 bested the time set by the previous model by 12.3 seconds.
"The new 911 GT3 not only offers the maximum amount of driving pleasure, but with this lap time we have emphatically proven that it also delivers an impressive performance on the Nordschleife. The focus was on optimizing the drivability and adapting the car to the slight increase in engine power," said a delighted Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President, Motorsport and GT cars, at Porsche. "A few years ago, lap times like this could only ever be achieved by thoroughbred race cars with slick tires," added Andreas Preuninger, Director, GT Product Line. "The new GT3 achieves this with comparatively modest power, and is still fully suitable for everyday use."
The 911 GT3 also relies more on pure racing technology than...
2017 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Better Communities Through Incredible Volunteer Work
01 01 1970
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 () -- For 18 years, the Good Neighbor Awards have recognized Realtors® who dedicate countless volunteer hours to help others. The five individuals named as this year's REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Award winners serve as an example of how Realtors® reach out in service to help their communities.
The 2017 Good Neighbor Award winners are:
Sal Dimiceli, Lake Geneva Area Realty, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, founder of The Time Is Now To Help;
Bryson Garbett, Garbett Homes, Salt Lake City, Utah, founder of Foundation Escalera;
Howard W. "Hoddy" Hanna, III, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for Howard Hanna Children's Free Care Fund;
Louise McLean, RE/MAX Solutions, Merritt Island, Florida, founder of Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation;
Kay Wilson-Bolton, Century...
$1 Million 85th Birthday Blowout Going On Now at Krystal® Restaurants
01 01 1970
"Hundreds and hundreds of fans have already won some great free prizes," said Jason Abelkop, Chief Marketing Officer for The Krystal Company. "But we're still hoping someone wins the $1 million grand prize. To do that, they just have to visit their favorite local Krystal restaurant and order the beverage of their choice. It's that simple."
Guests who visit one of Krystal's participating locations between now and November 12 choose the special large Coke Zero Sugar-branded cup with their order, while supplies last. Each cup contains a code that can be redeemed online for one of many sweepstakes prizes, including free Krystal menu items, unique Coca-Cola branded merchandise and collectibles, a vacation package for four, a Coca-Cola tailgate party, and much more. Complete sweepstakes rules and additional information can be found at www.krystal.com/85.
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