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VAMBOA Joins the SBA in Saluting Veteran Owned Businesses


Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

November 3rd kicks off Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative on the part of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to reach out to Veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. The observance, which runs through November 7th, highlights the SBAs work to make sure our nations Veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business.

Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who have worn our countrys uniform, said Debbie Gregory, founder of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA). She continued, Nearly one in ten small businesses is Veteran-owned. Moreover, in the private sector, Veterans are 45 percent more likely than those with no active-duty military experience to be self-employed.

VAMBOA, a 501(c) 6 non-profit trade association, ensures the development, growth and prosperity of Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners of all sizes. VAMBOAs Vet Owned seal symbolizes the talent, dedication, leadership and courage of these special Americans who currently serve or have served in our nations Armed Forces.

Veterans Small Business Week brings to the forefront what makes our nation strong. Veterans are highly-skilled and highly-trained leaders, so it only makes sense that after serving their country, they would bring these skills back home and start businesses. Additionally, the 2.4 million Veteran-owned small businesses employ almost 6 million people, generating more than $ 1 trillion in receipts. Its safe to say that Veteran-owned businesses are a valuable asset to the nations economy.

VAMBOA is pleased to focus attention on Veterans Small Business Week, and salutes the SBA for promoting educational efforts, mentoring, and trainings for Veterans.

If you would like to sign up for membership, please visit http://www.vamboa.org

VAMBOA relies on corporate sponsorship. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Debbie Gregory at (877) 850-9800.

About VAMBOA

VAMBOA, a 501(c)6 non-profit organization, has been providing its members with knowledge of government provisions that help Service-disabled Veteran business owners, Veteran business owners and military business owners since 2010. VAMBOAs mission is to help drive the success of these Veteran business owners. VAMBOA also connects it members to contacts within large corporations and government agencies who can mentor members, and in some cases, can even directly provide members with government contracts and vending contracts within large corporations. Membership in VAMBOA is complimentary.







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Cherokee Nation Opens New $5M Substance Abuse Treatment Center


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (PRWEB) October 27, 2014

The Cherokee Nation celebrated the construction of its new $ 5 million Jack Brown Center at a grand opening ceremony in Tahlequah Monday.

The treatment center helps Native youth ages 13-18 overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Its one of only 10 centers of its kind in the country.

The former Jack Brown Center was located in a 1930s era facility on the Sequoyah Schools campus. The newly constructed center at 1413 Missionary Circle, is a 28,000-square-foot, five-building campus with a farmstead architectural style. The expansion serves 36 Native teens instead of the previous capacity of 20.

This is important for the Cherokee Nation because we put such a high value on physical, mental and spiritual health, said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. The new facilities at the Jack Brown Center will allow us to help even more of our Native youth. These young men and women who are going through the counseling and addiction program, will have a real opportunity to help them change their life and get it back on track. One thing that makes it easier for them is having that connection to tribal culture. Thats something that makes Jack Brown unique and one reason its been so successful and why we needed to grow its capacity.

Since 1988, the Jack Brown Center has treated more than 1,700 Native teens.

Tim Maxville, 41, spent six months at Jack Brown getting treatment for alcohol addiction when he was a senior in high school.

I dont know that my trajectory in life wouldve been the same if I had not gone to the Jack Brown Center for treatment, said Maxville, a Choctaw citizen from Sand Springs. Im so glad this new center will serve more Native teens and show them there is a bright future. What had the biggest impact on me as a resident there was being around Natives that looked like me, talked like me and had the same problems as me, which I related to.

Maxville now works in construction and is earning a degree in Native American Studies at Tulsa Community College. He has been sober for decades.

The new Jack Brown Center campus features a recreation center, male and female dorms, a cafeteria and large group therapy rooms. An iconic silo, part of the dairy farm on the original property, was kept as part of the design.

The construction was fully funded by the Cherokee Nation. The center receives Indian Health Service funds to operate.

The facility was designed by Cherokee TERO vendor Selser Schaefer Architects of Tulsa. Red Stone Construction Services, also a TERO vendor of Tulsa, was the contractor. An equine therapy program and ropes course may be added to the center in the future.

For more information about the Jack Brown Center, email jack-brown-center@cherokee.org or call 918-453-5500.

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About Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. With more than 300,000 citizens, 9,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and the largest tribal nation in the United States.

To learn more, please visit http://www.cherokee.org.

Editor’s note: Find all the latest Cherokee Nation news at http://www.anadisgoi.com.







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Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s COO Sonia Menon Named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s List of “Women Worth Watching”


CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) October 13, 2014

Sonia Menon, chief operating officer of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, has been named to Profiles in Diversity Journals 2015 list of Women Worth Watching. The 13th annual issue honors 160 executives and the organizations that recognize, employ and promote women in the workforce.

I am proud that the women of Neal Gerber Eisenberg are consistently profiled by Women Worth Watching, including this years recognition of our COO Sonia Menon, said Jerry H. Biederman, managing partner of Neal Gerber Eisenberg. Sonias sophisticated understanding of the business of law, strategic acumen and tremendous stewardship of our people make her a tremendous role model for women charting their paths to leadership, both inside the law and in business generally.

Nominated by colleagues, peers and mentors for their passion, initiative, achievement and positive influence both inside and outside the workplace, the winners represent corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe. Their first-person accounts of lessons learned during their careersfeatured in the magazines print and online editionsare insightful, inspirational and thought provoking.

In Menons profile, she discusses the keys to her success, the importance of role models and mentors, and offers advice to young women beginning their careers. Menon highlights questioning the status quo as one of the keys to her success, allowing her to stand out and gain recognition amongst her peers.

“Being recognized alongside so many exceptional senior women executives is truly an honor,” said Menon “This award reflects Neal Gerber Eisenbergs unwavering commitment to talent development, fearlessness in the face of evolving business needs, and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion at the highest levels.

Menon is active in several professional organizations within the legal community, including NALP, an association of over 2,500 legal career professionals who advise attorneys, firms, law students and law schools. A longtime leader in NALP, she is the chair of the 2015 NALP Annual Education Conference, which will be held in April 2015 in Chicago. She has previously served on the board of directors and chaired the organizations Long Range Strategic Planning Committee, among other leadership roles. She has also served on the Professional Development Advisory Board of the Chicago Committee, and is an active member of the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators, the Professional Development Consortium, the Association of Legal Administrators, and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.

Menons full Women Worth Watching profile may be viewed here: http://www.womenworthwatching.com/sonia-menon/

About Profiles in Diversity Journal

Profiles in Diversity Journal is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military sectors. For more than 16 years, the publication has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and committed individuals that are making it happen.

About Neal Gerber Eisenberg

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a Chicago-based law firm whose attorneys share a culture of teamwork and devotion to personalized client service to advance our clients business interests. Our attorneys provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all typesincluding Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, nonprofits and high net worth individualsin connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. Operating from a single office ensures that our clients receive world-class counsel without cross-office communication issues or getting lost in a shuffle of thousands of attorneys across multiple offices worldwide. Our full service firm is large enough to handle nearly any legal matter throughout the world, yet small enough that clients personally know the attorneys accountable to their matters.







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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Rulings Issued in Federal Boston Scientific Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports


New York, New York (PRWEB) October 05, 2014

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.drugbot.com/transvaginal-mesh/lawsuit/) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents dated September 29th, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin has issued a number of rulings pertaining to one of the litigations bellwether cases. Among other things, he has ruled that expert witnesses testifying for plaintiffs will be permitted to discuss their opinions that the companys polypropylene mid-urethral slings are defective. Judge Goodwin also granted a plaintiffs motion to exclude testimony by one of Boston Scientifics expert witnesses regarding the companys regulatory activities. (Sanchez v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:12-5762)

Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh devices marketed by Boston Scientific and others. We are monitoring developments in the federal proceeding very closely, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal reviews to women who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious transvaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to products marketed by a number of manufacturers.

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

According to court documents, Boston Scientific is named a defendant in more than 13,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that are currently pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee. All of the claims pending in the federal litigation similarly allege that surgical mesh devices marketed by the company to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence were defectively designed and manufactured, and caused women to suffer chronic pain, infection, mesh erosion, and other debilitating vaginal mesh complications. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2326)

Court records indicate that more than 60,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in several litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his involvement with the Boston Scientific Steering Committee, Mr. Grand is a also a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for a number of these litigations, including those involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL 2326) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).

Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $ 11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

Women who allegedly suffered serious complications following implantation of surgical mesh to tre at pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to file their own transvaginal mesh lawsuit. To learn more about this ongoing litigation, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website or the firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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