RICHFIELD, Ohio, September 13, 2023 (Newswire.com)
MobilityWorks®, the nation's largest provider of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, mobility equipment and services, has been recognized as one of America's Greatest Workplaces 2023 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group.
MobilityWorks achieved a perfect 5-star rating based on results from a national survey on benefits, workplace environment, career development and more. MobilityWorks was the only company recognized that operates in the Mobility segment.
"We view our team members as our greatest strategic advantage and are dedicated to protecting, nurturing and developing our purpose-driven culture with a focus on communication, recognition, achievement and accountability," said Bryan Everett, Chief Executive Officer. "Being recognized as one of America's Greatest Workplaces is meaningful for our entire team and validates our efforts to provide a workplace where individuals, team culture and business can all thrive."
Newsweek and data firm Plant-A Insights Group conducted a large employer survey of more than 61,000 people living and working in the U.S. for companies that employ at least 1,000 workers. The study collected more than 389,000 reviews that ranked and evaluated companies in eight categories: company image, corporate culture, working environment, work-life balance, training and career progression, compensation and benefits, sustainability awareness and proactive management of a diverse workforce.
"We're committed to delivering a world-class experience for all of our team members in each of our business segments including MobilityWorks, Driverge® Vehicle Innovations, and U.S. Upfitters," said MobilityWorks' Christine Schaefer, Chief Human Resources Officer. "We serve a very important mission, and our goal is to attract, develop and retain the very best talent possible."
To learn more about MobilityWorks' company culture and values, visit www.mobilityworks.com/careers/.
MobilityWorks (aka WMK, LLC) is a Cleveland, Ohio-based company that employs specially trained Certified Mobility Consultants to work closely with its clients to understand their specific transportation needs in finding the right vehicle solution. MobilityWorks is a portfolio company of Flexpoint Ford, a private equity firm that specializes in investments in the healthcare and financial services industries. Founded in 1997 with one location, MobilityWorks has been recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list of Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing privately held companies. MobilityWorks Commercial is the largest provider of commercial wheelchair vans in the country. Driverge Vehicle Innovations is the manufacturing division of WMK, LLC and is the country's leading builder of commercial accessible vans, shuttles, transporters and work vans and is Ford Motor Company's largest mobility upfitter. Learn more about MobilityWorks at www.mobilityworks.com. Learn more about Driverge at www.driverge.com.
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MobilityWorks Named to Newsweek's America's Greatest Workplaces 2023
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Exciting Changes for the Bay Area Book Festival as It Heads Into Its 10th Year
BABF Board of Directors 2023
Announcing the Bay Area Book Festival Board of Directors
BERKELEY, Calif., September 12, 2023 (Newswire.com)
The Bay Area Book Festival has elected three new members to its Board of Directors: Aya de León, Piper Kerman, and Aida Salazar. This exciting slate of members joins Board Chair Brooke Warner and Treasurer George Rehm to lead the festival into its next iteration in the aftermath of the resignation of Festival founder Cherilyn Parsons in 2023.
The Bay Area Book Festival has been a cultural and literary mainstay of the Bay Area for the past nine years since its inception in 2014. Its headliner events have brought in speakers such as Roxane Gay; Rebecca Solnit; Gloria Steinem; Jason Reynolds; George Saunders; Ann Patchett; Christian Robinson; Tommy Orange; Anthony Doerr; Tayari Jones; Joan Baez; W. Kamau Bell; Kazuo Ishiguro; and many more.
The festival's dedicated staff and growing board will steer the festival into a future under new leadership. Managing Director of the Festival Samee Roberts will spearhead overall planning for the 2024 Festival, which involves scaling back in size while keeping intact everything that's special and wonderful about this important community event, including diverse and inclusive panels, headliner events, and the family-friendly outdoor street fair.
Next year will be the Festival's 10-year anniversary, and it will take place, per usual, in Downtown Berkeley in either May or June 2024. "We are planning for a somewhat smaller footprint this year," said Festival Chairperson Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press, "and we're doing everything in our power to ensure that the Festival will be as special and well-attended as it's always been." Warner highlighted that by many measures, both in terms of programming and anecdotally by way of attendee feedback, the 2023 Festival was the most successful yet. Because this is a transition year, a scaled-back Festival will allow the board to adapt in Parsons' wake. "We're committed to continuing the legacy that Cherilyn left us, and this new slate of board members makes me feel confident that we'll be able to do just that."
Incoming board member Aya de León said, "This festival is a precious resource in a world where independent literary institutions are struggling. Stepping onto the board is an opportunity to provide accessible literary community to the Bay Area, to highlight urgent issues in our time, and to celebrate books, authors, reading, and community. I am excited to give back to this community."
Meet the Bay Area Book Festival's Board:
Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Write On, Sisters!, Green-light Your Book, What's Your Book?, and three books on memoir. Warner is a TEDx speaker, weekly podcaster (of "Write-minded" with co-host Grant Faulkner of NaNoWriMo), and the former Executive Editor of Seal Press. She has served on the boards of the Independent Book Publishers Association, including for two years as Chairperson; the National Association of Memoir Writers; and the Book Industry Study Group. She has also been on the board of the Bay Area Book Festival since its first year in 2014. She has been Chairperson since 2000. Warner writes a regular column for Publishers Weekly, and weekly Substack @brookewarner. She lives in Berkeley, California.
George Rehm is a founding partner of aeris CAPITAL AG. He has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer and executive in international licensing, technology transfer, and investment and privatization transactions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Rehm has held board or observer positions in numerous transformational healthcare companies, including Crescendo Biosciences, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, and Ion Torrent, Inc. Rehm continues to manage the aeris Life Science portfolio and serves as a director of GenomeDx Inc., PFS Genetics, Butterfly Networks, LAM Therapeutics Inc., Solstice Biosciences, G2i and Jiff Inc. He received his BSFS from Georgetown University, and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in parallel to graduate studies in City Planning at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley and served as graduate assistant at the Earl Warren Legal Institute, UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Aya de León teaches creative writing in the African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley. She is acquiring editor for a new climate justice fiction imprint at She Writes Press. Fighting Chance Books will publish novels by authors of all genders about people taking collective action in the here and now to solve the climate crisis. de León is the author of 10 novels, published by Kensington, Candlewick, and Orion, all focused on racial, gender, class and climate justice. Her books have won the Jane Addams Award for peace and social justice in children's literature, and multiple International Latino Book Awards and Independent Publisher Awards. de León's work has appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Ebony, Guernica, Bitch Magazine, VICE, The Root, Ploughshares, and on Def Poetry. In 2022, she organized an online conference entitled Black Literature vs. the Climate Emergency and she works on the issue of climate with the Black Hive, which is part of the Movement for Black Lives. She currently has two novels-in-progress and is working on an intersectional memoir-in-progress about race, gender, war, body image, and the environment. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, which was adapted into an Emmy Award-winning original series for Netflix. She serves on the board of directors of the Women's Prison Association and the advisory boards of the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship, InsideOUT Writers, Healing Broken Circles, and JustLeadershipUSA. Kerman is a frequent invited speaker to students of law, criminology, gender and women's studies, sociology, and creative writing, and also to groups that include the International Association of Women Judges, the National Association of Counties, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Criminal Justice Association, the American Probation and Parole Association, the American Correctional Association's Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force, public defenders, justice reform advocates, and formerly and currently incarcerated people. Kerman has taught writing in Ohio state prisons as an Affiliate Instructor with Otterbein University. She's a graduate of Smith College and lives in Berkeley, California.
Aida Salazar is an award-winning author, arts activist, and translator whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. She is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade verse novels The Moon Within; Land of the Cranes; and A Seed in the Sun. Her other works include the picture book anthology In the Spirit of a Dream: 13 Stories of Immigrants of Color; the bio picture book Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter; and the anthology Calling the Moon: Period Stories by BIPOC Authors. Salazar is a founding member of LAS MUSAS, a Latinx kidlit author collective. She lives with her family of artists in Oakland, California.
About the Bay Area Book Festival
The Bay Area Book Festival is a world-class literary extravaganza that takes place each year in Downtown Berkeley. For the past nine years, the festival has hosted 250-300 authors on 15 stages; an Outdoor Fair/Literary Marketplace; and a wonderland of literary vendors, kids' activities, and more. The Festival has showcased more than 1,500 speakers who come from the Bay Area, the state of California, the nation, and world. Since its founding, the Festival has thrilled more than 150,000 book-lovers of all ages. The Bay Area Book Festival is not confined to just one weekend. The Festival continues year-round with prologue events, literacy programs, and other special programming including WomenLit, which features groundbreaking female-identified authors, and #Unbound, a virtual series that focuses on critical conversations around voter suppression, race and equity, immigration, poverty, crime and incarceration, and other important topics of our times.
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Digitunity’s Scot Henley Talks Digital Divide in Authority Magazine Interview Facilitated by Newswire
RALEIGH, N.C., September 12, 2023 (Newswire.com)
Digitunity, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the digital divide and a Newswire Press Release Optimizer (PRO) client, was recently featured in an Authority Magazine article.
In the article titled, "Scot Henley Of Digitunity On The Digital Divide and Why & How We Should Close It," Scot Henley, Digitunity's Executive Director, was interviewed about his background, the digital divide, how businesses and individuals alike can bridge the digital divide and more.
"Newswire did an amazing job at facilitating this earned media opportunity to help us spread the word about the digital divide and ways to close the gap for those around the United States," said Susan Krautbauer, Senior Director of Strategy and Development at Digitunity. "At Digitunity, we believe everyone who needs a computer should have one, and this Authority Magazine interview is helping us amplify our message!"
Digitunity is a national organization with a mission to make owning a computer possible for everyone.
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Since the 1980s, Digitunity has advanced digital equity by connecting donors of technology with organizations serving people in need. Its mission is to ensure everyone who needs a computer has one, along with robust internet connectivity and digital literacy skills. To learn more about Digitunity's work, please visit digitunity.org.
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North America's largest advanced battery event brings original equipment manufacturers, business leaders, and top-industry companies together to discover ground-breaking products like high-voltage cables and safety-critical solutions for commercial electric vehicles.
SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec, September 7, 2023 (Newswire.com)
ProEV, a division of Electrical Components International, is proud to be exhibiting at The Battery Show, the premier event for the North American battery and EV ecosystem. The event, from September 12-14 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, brings together more than 15,000 engineers and business leaders from more than 775 battery and EV manufacturers to spotlight the latest developments in commercial EV high-voltage technology.
ProEV, the center of excellence for electric vehicles at ECI, will display and demonstrate its newest emerging electrification and high-voltage cable technology and safety-critical solutions at Booth 1957. The company said it expects the demonstrations to generate noteworthy discussions on high-voltage cables, which are essential in the development of commercial EVs.
"The Battery Show offers an unparalleled opportunity to exhibit our technology and meet with the top industry companies," said Jarred Knecht, President of ProEV. "It is a significant platform for conversations around evolving technology. Attendees can anticipate an enlightening experience from ProEV's participation."
Knecht said one strength of The Battery Show is how it creates opportunities for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to visit and learn from exhibitors about the supply chain for the electric vehicle market and how to partner with other manufacturers.
"We are always keeping up-to-date on the latest technologies to make sure we understand what is coming up in the future, and The Battery Show allows us to garner ideas with potential partners on how we can advance technology," Knecht said. "We can show new technical solutions, like how we are working with new interconnect solutions, more advanced connectors, more advanced high-voltage systems. We are inspecting and tracing all of our products using our proprietary AI, KonnectAI, a gap creator that is in line with our autonomous, zero-defect future."
Knecht said the show also will allow ProEV and other suppliers to demonstrate the strength of their supply chains and their ability to deliver what OEMs need. "We have long-term agreements with our customers, so their supply is solid," he said. "We have allocated capacity and support all raw materials, so they are protected. The theme today, and that we will see at the show, is about how to protect the supply chain in the future and learn and evolve from the past. We want to make sure it is solid because now, as volumes are already climbing."
The Battery Show also provides opportunities for component manufacturers who are not yet involved in vehicle electrification.
"If they want to figure out how they could use their products in electric vehicles, or manufacture different products for EV, they should definitely attend the show to educate themselves on where there might be opportunities and establish supply partners," Knecht said. "Any OEM that is building anything electric should attend this show because it gives them a perspective on the underlying componentry and technologies of what's available and what's coming."
To meet the ProEV team at The Battery Show, schedule an onsite meeting by contacting Catherine Dela Cruz at [email protected]. Individual sessions can provide exclusive opportunities for an in-depth examination of ProEV's latest electrification and high-voltage solutions and discussion about safety-critical components.
ProEV™, a division of Electrical Components International (ECI), www.ecintl.com, is a center of excellence for electric vehicles within ECI. The company serves global electric vehicle players in the development and manufacture of their vehicle platforms. Founded in 1953, Electrical Components International is one of the world's leading wire harness manufacturers, as well as other critical engineered components for diverse markets. With 25,000 employees and 40 manufacturing locations worldwide, ECI creates smart, connected, and electrified solutions that enable the most advanced technologies to solve the most complex challenges. To learn more about ProEV™, visit https://proelectricvehicle.com.
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