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    Association honors organizations that deliver exceptional human resources practices and commitment to their employees

    DALLAS (PRWEB) November 30, 2017

    GDS Link, a global provider of risk management solutions and consulting for multiple verticals within the financial services industry including marketplace lending, retail finance, alternative financial services, credit card, auto, and business lending and leasing, today announced that it has been selected as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Dallas/Fort Worth.

    “Being recognized as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s Best and Brightest Companies to work for is a tremendous honor and a recognition that everyone at GDS Link is proud of,” said Paul Greenwood, President and Co-founder of GDS Link.” At GDS Link, our success is driven by promoting and fostering a positive company culture that is built upon dedication, transparency and collaboration while being client-focused.”

    “Dallas/Fort Worth companies realize that their employees are key to business success. The companies that were selected demonstrated innovative human resource practices. They intentionally keep employee needs at the forefront of their policies,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of National Association for Business Resources. “We are very impressed by the commitment that they have demonstrated to their employees.”

    According to 101 Best & Brightest, an independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry, based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company Performance.

    GDS Link and other Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Dallas/Fort Worth will be recognized on January 22, 2018 at the Dallas Arboretum. For more information on the Workforce Symposium and Awards Luncheon, as well as a complete listing of winning companies, please click here.

    About the Best and Brightest Programs

    The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.

    About GDS Link

    GDS Link, LLC’s core platform, DataView360®, provides its clients in multiple financial verticals with the power and flexibility to rapidly implement their credit risk strategies in support of their lending and account management practices. GDS Link’s data bureau gateway provides easy access to a multitude of third-party data sources in support of risk assessment, fraud prevention and mitigation, income and employment verification processes. Our workflow component fulfills a client’s requirements for processing applications that require manual intervention. Founded in 2006, GDS Link is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with seven international offices including the United Kingdom and Spain. For more information, please visit http://www.gdslink.com.

    ### Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    Amid Sex Scandals, Rep. Barton Says He Won't Seek Re-election Watch VideoIn the wake of multiple sex scandals, U.S. Rep. Joe Barton said Thursday he won't seek re-election.

    The Texas Republican shared his decision with The Dallas Morning News and said, "There are enough people who lost faith in me that it's time to step aside."

    His announcement comes about a week after a graphic photo of him circulated online.

    Barton apologized soon after and said he had consensual relationships while he was separated from his wife. But he argued he could be a victim of "revenge porn."

    *SEE MORE: A Fifth Woman Has Accused Sen. Al Franken Of Sexual Misconduct*

    That's a term for sexually explicit material posted online without the subject's consent. Barton's home state has a law against it.

    Barton told The Dallas Morning News he thinks if he ran, he could still win — but said the campaign would be "nasty" and could be difficult for his family.

    Finishing up his 17th term, Barton is currently the fifth longest-serving Republican in the House. Reported by Newsy 46 minutes ago.

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    PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Customer Relations Management (CRM) provider, Big Purple Dot, has chosen Optimal Blue as their partner to integrate accurate product eligibility and pricing data into their platform through the use of Optimal Blue’s advanced API. This highly-anticipated integration will simplify a historically disjointed lead-to-close process, enhancing collaboration and streamlining business processes throughout the loan lifecycle. As a client driven product and technology platfo Reported by Business Wire 1 hour ago.

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    THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXEO) announced today that it will hold its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 earnings conference call on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CT (10:00 a.m. ET). The earnings release is expected to be issued either the day before following market close or the day of the call prior to market open.To participate in the conference call by telephone, please call one of the following telephone numbers and reference the below access passcode 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time:

    · Domestic:  +1.844.412.1004
    · International:  +1.216.562.0451
    · Passcode:  7867188

    The conference call and presentation will also be broadcast live via the Internet. You may listen by accessing the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.nexeosolutions.com. You should connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to register, download and install any necessary audio software to ensure a successful user experience.

    If you are unable to participate, a replay of the conference call will be available on December 7, 2017, beginning at 12:00 p.m. CT (1:00 p.m. ET), through December 14, 2017. The phone number for the conference call replay is +1.855.859.2056 (Domestic) or +1.404.537.3406 (International). The access passcode is 7867188. Additionally, the recorded conference call will be accessible through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.nexeosolutions.com.

    All individuals listening to the conference call or the replay are reminded that all conference call material is copyrighted by the Company and cannot be recorded or rebroadcast without the Company's expressed written consent.

    *About Nexeo Solutions, Inc.*

    Nexeo Solutions is a leading global chemicals and plastics distributor, representing products from world-class producers to a diverse customer base. From product specification to sustainable solutions, the Company goes beyond traditional logistics to provide value-added services across many industries, including chemicals manufacturing, oil and gas, coatings, personal care, healthcare, automotive and 3D printing. The Company leverages a centralized technology platform to identify efficiencies and create solutions to unlock value for suppliers and customers. Learn more at www.nexeosolutions.com.

    *For Further Information Please Contact*

    Investor Relations, Nexeo Solutions
    Investor.Relations@nexeosolutions.com
    Tel: +1.281.297.0856

    Media Relations, Nexeo Solutions
    Media.Relations@nexeosolutions.com
    Tel: +1.281.297.0851 Reported by GlobeNewswire 49 minutes ago.

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    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During last year’s holiday season,* approximately one in four deaths on Texas roadways were alcohol-related. In an effort to reduce these fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds drivers to make planning a sober ride part of their holiday celebrations. “Tragically, there are many families who experience the holidays without a loved one due to a drunk driver,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “We need to r Reported by Business Wire 43 minutes ago.

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    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield was the first true freshman walk-on quarterback to start a season opener for an FBS team when he took his first snap in 2013. That same season, Kenny Hill began his college career behind a Heisman... Reported by New Zealand Herald 27 minutes ago.

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    Barton made no mention of the embarrassing revelations. Reported by nola.com 24 minutes ago.

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    Reported by Pro Football Talk 20 minutes ago.

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    Restaurant industry icon Danny Meyer to be recognize with the 2018 Workplace Legacy Award honoring his commitment to superior people practices. The award will be presented by TDn2K at the annual Global Best Practices Conference this January in Dallas, Texas.

    DALLAS (PRWEB) November 30, 2017

    TDn2K™ has announced that Danny Meyer, Founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, is the recipient of the 2018 Workplace Legacy Award. This prestigious honor will be presented at the Global Best Practices Conference to be held in late January 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

    The Workplace Legacy Award, presented for the first time in 2005, recognizes a leader in the restaurant industry who has demonstrated success in balancing superior people practices and best-in-class operational results. In addition, their employees, organizations and communities have benefited from their leadership.

    “Working to become an outstanding business leader, also known as an employer of choice, is a never-ending journey. I do believe that path is the single most motivating reason I go to work each day and this honor feels especially gratifying,” said Danny Meyer.

    “Danny Meyer is an exceptional leader and a personal hero,” said Joni Thomas Doolin, CEO and founder of TDn2K. “He is a legend in the industry for his impassioned execution of ‘enlightened hospitality’ in venues as diverse as Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, Shake Shack and the newly launched Martina. He has never wavered from his commitment of putting his employees first, including the implementation of no-tipping policies designed to make compensation fairer for kitchen employees. It is truly a privilege to be able to honor him with this award.”

    Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and in 2015, Danny was named to the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life. An active national leader in the fight against hunger, Danny serves on the board of Share Our Strength and has long supported hunger relief initiatives including City Harvest and God’s Love We Deliver. In 2017, he became the first restaurateur to receive the Julia Child Award recognizing an individual who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats and drinks.

    Previous winners of the Workplace Legacy Award include: Steve Carley of Red Robin, Sally Smith of Buffalo Wild Wings, John Miller of Denny’s, Greg Creed of Taco Bell, Jerry Deitchle of BJ’s Restaurants and Gene Lee of Darden. These leaders clearly demonstrate commitment to leading people-first cultures that also win in the marketplace.

    About the Global Best Practices Conference: This exclusive event, now in its 23rd year, is home to hundreds of restaurant industry senior leadership and c-suite executives who gather to share best practices, network, learn, celebrate and honor the winners of the Best Practices Awards, Diamond Catalyst Award, Workplace Legacy Award and the Heart of the Workplace Award. The 2018 event will be hosted January 28th – 30th in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Granite Park. For more information, please visit our website.

    About the Workplace Legacy Award: The Workplace Legacy Award recognizes a leader in the restaurant industry who has clearly demonstrated success in balancing superior people practices and best in class operational results. In addition, their employees, organizations and communities have benefited from their leadership. The Workplace Legacy Award was given for the first time in 2005 and has honored incredible industry leaders such as Doug Brooks, Chairman and CEO of Brinker International, Gene Lee, President and CEO of Darden Restaurants, John Miller, President and CEO of Denny’s Restaurants and Sally Smith, President & CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings.

    About TDn2K: TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 43,000 restaurant units, over 2.5 million employees and $68 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas. Reported by PRWeb 14 minutes ago.

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    FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iOLAP, Inc., a strategic analytics consultancy specializing in big data, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence, announced today a new partnership with AWS for iOLAP’s Enterprise Voice service offering. iOLAP’s partnership with AWS, the result of mutual collaboration over the past fifteen months, will enable users of Enterprise Voice to interact with core business functions utilizing voice and text, to quickly access key information from enterprise appli Reported by Business Wire 15 minutes ago.

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    DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Southwest Corporation (“Capital Southwest” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:CSWC) today announced its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.26 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The Company’s dividend will be payable as follows:

    December 31, 2017 Quarterly Dividend
           
    Amount Per Share:     $0.26
    Ex-Dividend Date:     December 14, 2017
    Record Date:     December 15, 2017
    Payment Date:     January 2, 2018
           

    When declaring dividends the Board of Directors reviews estimates of taxable income available for distribution, which may differ from net investment income under generally accepted accounting principles. The final determination of taxable income for each year, as well as the tax attributes for dividends in such year, will be made after the close of the tax year. Capital Southwest maintains a dividend reinvestment plan ("DRIP") that provides for the reinvestment of dividends on behalf of its registered stockholders who hold their shares with Capital Southwest’s transfer agent and registrar, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company.  Under the DRIP, if the Company declares a dividend, registered stockholders who have opted in to the DRIP by the dividend record date will have their dividend automatically reinvested into additional shares of Capital Southwest common stock. 

    *About Capital Southwest*

    Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC) is a Dallas, Texas-based, internally managed Business Development Company with approximately $293 million in net assets as of September 30, 2017. Capital Southwest is a middle-market lending firm focused on supporting the acquisition and growth of middle market businesses and makes investments ranging from $5 to $20 million in securities across the capital structure, including first lien, unitranche, second lien, subordinated debt and non-control equity co-investments. As a public company with a permanent capital base, Capital Southwest has the flexibility to be creative in its financing solutions and to invest to support the growth of its portfolio companies over long periods of time.

    *Forward-Looking Statements*

    This press release contains historical information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the business and investments of Capital Southwest. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical statements and can often be identified by words such as “will,” “may,” “could,” “believe,” “expect” and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. These statements are based on management's current expectations, assumptions and beliefs. They are not guarantees of future results and are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. These risks include risks related to changes in the markets in which Capital Southwest invests, changes in the financial and lending markets, regulatory changes, tax treatment and general economic and business conditions.

    Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and are encouraged to review Capital Southwest's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2017 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of the risks and other factors that could affect any forward-looking statements. Except as required by the federal securities laws, Capital Southwest does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changing circumstances or any other reason after the date of this press release.

    *Investor Relations Contacts:*

    Michael S. Sarner, Chief Financial Officer
    214-884-3829 Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 minutes ago.

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) announced that Fazal Merchant, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Tanium, has been elected to its Board of Directors effective today.  Mr. Merchant fills the vacancy on the Board created by the July 21, 2017 resignation of William F. Hagerty, IV as a director. “Fazal brings extensive technology and media and entertainment industry expertise to our company, and I am very excited to have his perspective on our Board, especially as we continue to develop our media and entertainment business,” said Colin V. Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties. “Fazal’s addition to the Board ensures that we are well-positioned to continue executing on our Company’s strategic growth initiatives.” 

    Mr. Merchant joins the current Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Board of Directors, which is comprised of:

    · Michael J. Bender, President and CEO-Designate, Eye-Mart Express, Inc.
    · Rachna Bhasin, Chief Business Officer, Magic Leap, Inc.
    · Alvin Bowles, Head of Global Publisher Sales and Operations, Facebook, Inc.
    · Ellen R. Levine, Editorial Consultant, Hearst Magazines
    · Patrick Q. Moore, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Carter’s Inc.
    · Robert S. Prather, Jr., President and CEO, Heartland Media, LLC
    · Colin V. Reed, Chairman and CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties
    · Michael I. Roth, Chairman and CEO, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

    Mr. Merchant has been Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Tanium, a privately-held endpoint security and systems management company, since May 2017. Prior to joining Tanium, he served as an independent consultant to WndrCo, a new media and technology company. Mr. Merchant also previously served as Chief Financial Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, where he played a leading role in the sale of the business to NBC Universal, a subsidiary of Comcast. Previously, Mr. Merchant served in a variety of roles with DirecTV, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays Capital and Ford Motor Company.

    Mr. Merchant is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds an MBA from Indiana University Southeast.

    *About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.*

    Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 7,811 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room overflow hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry, the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home; and Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand. The company also is a joint venture partner in Opry City Stage, the Opry’s first home away from home, in Times Square. For additional information about Ryman Hospitality Properties, visit www.rymanhp.com.

    *Investor Relations Contacts:* *Media Contacts:*
    Mark Fioravanti, President and Chief Financial Officer Shannon Sullivan, Director of Corporate Communications
    Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
    (615) 316-6588 (615) 316-6725
    mfioravanti@rymanhp.com

    ssullivan@rymanhp.com*~or~* * *
    Todd Siefert, Vice President of Corporate Finance & Treasurer  
    Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.  
    (615) 316-6344  
    tsiefert@rymanhp.com

      Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 minutes ago.

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    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Lane Kiffin used the line less than a minute into in his introductory speech when taking over as coach at Florida Atlantic, and has repeated the phrase often since. Reported by FOX Sports 2 hours ago.

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    He leaves Florida State after eight seasons. Reported by nola.com 57 minutes ago.

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    McKINNEY, Texas, Dec. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBTX), the holding company for Independent Bank, today announced that Independent Bank has been designated as an “SBA Preferred Lender” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). To earn the Preferred Lender designation, lenders must establish a successful track record and display a thorough understanding of SBA lending policies and procedures.“Preferred Lender status is the highest designation awarded by SBA to banks that demonstrate a history of prudent SBA lending and strong credit culture,” explains Peggy Smolen, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Independent Bank. “We are very proud of our community lending practices, and believe our status with the SBA will accelerate our ability to foster growth and energize local businesses.”

    Under the Preferred Lenders Program (PLP), high-volume SBA lenders, such as Independent Bank, are delegated loan approval, as well as closing, most servicing and liquidation authority; enabling them to make loan decisions more rapidly.

    SBA Preferred Lender status is awarded to lenders who have demonstrated their commitment to small business and have the ability to effectively serve that market. “We’re proud to make an impact on the communities we serve, through high-performance, purpose driven banking,” states Chief Lending Officer Brian Hobart. “And the SBA Preferred Lender Program is the perfect accompaniment to Independent Bank’s local-lending initiatives. Executive Vice President, Tommy Forsythe leads a successful program for our organization while delivering added value to our customers.”

    With PLP status, Independent Bank will be able to offer small business customers the full range of SBA loan products as well as a faster and streamlined loan approval process.

    *About Independent Bank Group*
    Independent Bank Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Bank, provides a wide range of relationship-driven commercial banking products and services tailored to meet the needs of businesses, professionals and individuals. Independent Bank Group operates in four market regions located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, and Houston, Texas and the Colorado Front Range areas.

    Contact:
    Analysts/Investors:
    Michelle Hickox Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    (972) 562-9004
    mhickox@ibtx.com

    Media: Peggy Smolen
    Vice President Marketing & Communications
    (972) 562-9004
    psmolen@ibtx.com

    Source: Independent Bank Group, Inc. Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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    Since firing Kevin Sumlin, the Aggies haven't been shy about their outsized aspirations. A program determined to win national titles secured a coach who has done just that. Reported by ESPN 1 hour ago.

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    Reported by DallasNews 28 minutes ago.

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    Rep. Blake Farenthold, Republican of Texas, settled a sexual harassment suit for $84,000, one of six House settlements funded by taxpayers since 2013. Reported by NYTimes.com 17 minutes ago.

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