2015 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment


Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 19, 2015

The largest battle reenactment in the state is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. The reenactment recreates the events leading up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico 179 years ago at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

The festival is a full day of entertainment, vendors, food, family activities, cultural exhibitors, games and fun set amidst living history: music and dancing on two stages featuring country-western bands, flamenco dancers, Native American presentations, square dancers and much more; 15+ food vendors; make-and-take activities and crafts for children; childrens train; petting zoo; medicine wagon show; birds of prey; weavers, spinners, blacksmiths and other demonstrators; and dozens of unique hand-crafted items for sale.

We are so proud to continue to present this festival with free admission, free shuttles and free parking to the public, and it would not be possible without our presenting sponsor H-E-B, as well as The Dow Chemical Company, Vopak, Pasadena Strawberry Festival, CenterPoint Energy and LyondellBasell, says Larry Spasic, San Jacinto Museum of History President. Just as important are our partners who help us coordinate this event, including TPWD, the volunteers from San Jacinto College and Deer Park ISD, Clean Harbors, KHOU, La Porte EMS and Hampton Inn Deer Park.

The event is coordinated by the San Jacinto Museum of History Association with the assistance of Texas Parks & Wildlife and the San Jacinto Volunteers reenactors.

San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment:

On Saturday, visitors can wander freely among the Mexican and Texian camps of the reenactors to learn what the soldiers and their families were doing prior to the battle in 1836 as the reenactors become figures in history for the weekend. At 3 p.m., the official (and historically accurate!) reenactment of the Battle of San Jacinto begins; with hundreds of history reenactorscomplete with cannons, horses, women, children and pyrotechnicsit is the largest in southwest United States.

All festival activities are updated continually on the San Jacinto Museum of History website at http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org. Entertaining and educational activities scheduled include:

Dan Barth will use his Medicine Show Wagon to tell the tales of special 19th century cure-all elixirs, and entertain with a little magic.
Last Chance Forever, The Birds of Prey Conservancy and its magnificent birds including hawks, owls, eagles, falcons and vultures
K.R. Wood (Camp Cookie) will bring history to life through songs and tales with Chuck Wagon of Texas History, complete with Dutch oven demonstrations, samples, roping steer head demonstrations, stick horse relay races, and historical stories about the Texas Revolutions and the cattle drives. K.R. was nominated for Texas Musician of the Year in 2009 with the Texas Commission for the Arts; is a member of the American Chuck Wagon Association; has been recognized by the 75th Texas Legislature in 1997 for keeping Texas History alive with his first Fathers of Texas CD.
Texas Snakes a fun and hands-on educational show for all ages of many different species of non-venomous indigenous snakes of Texas for the children to view and touch. Emphasis is teaching about the environment and how snakes/reptiles provide their part for the balance of nature.
Blacksmiths, weavers, spinners and other demonstrators will give visitors a full sense of how life was in the early 1800s. Sutlers (civilians who sold provisions to military posts) will be on hand to sell or show their wares.
Visitors can wander freely among the Mexican and Texian camps of the reenactors to learn what the soldiers of that day were doing prior to the battle in 1836.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will offer archery classes for young people.
Visitors can also visit the restored marshlands and look for otters, great blue herons, osprey, mottled ducks and American avocets. The marsh is historically important because it barred the escape of many of General Santa Anna’s troops during the 1836 battle.
Members of the San Jacinto Descendants, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Sons of the Republic of Texas, as well as representatives from the Texas General Land Office and the Texas Independence Trail Region, will be on hand to share their history.
Texas Independence Square Dancerssquare dancers from various groups throughout Texaswill demonstrate square dancing and give lessons.
Visitors can browse through the vendor area to admire unique hand-crafted items, Texas products and history-related items.

The Children’s Areasponsored by The Dow Chemical Company and Deer Park ISDincludes:

A 55′ train complete with train whistle and Texan and American flags.
Make-and-take history activities and crafts created by Gifted/Talented specialists from Deer Park ISD; overseen by volunteer teachers from DPISD and student volunteers from San Jacinto College.
Marsha’s Petting Zoo with sheep, goats and other friendly small animals.
Sandbox Dig created by the San Jacinto College.
The San Jacinto Monument is open all day year round except for Thanksgiving Day, and December 24th and 25th. Visitors can ride the elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the festivities, explore the special exhibit, watch a Texas history movie and tour the hundreds of museum pieces on display. There are modest admission fees for the elevator ride, digital presentation and special exhibit inside the Monument. For more information, the public may visit http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org and Facebook or call 281-479-2421.

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The largest battle reenactment in the southwest is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument at One Monument Circle, La Porte, TX. The festival is a full day of entertainment, vendors, food, family activities, cultural exhibitors, games and fun set amidst living history, paying tribute to the decisive Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836 where Texas won its independence from Mexico 179 years ago. There are modest admission fees for the elevator ride, digital presentation and special exhibit inside the Monument. For more information, visit http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org or call 281-479-2421.







Dietary Supplement Manufacturer Makes Donation to Vitamin Angels


Newnan, GA (PRWEB) January 23, 2015

Dietary supplement manufacturer Axiom Nutraceuticals recently made a charitable donation to Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organization. This donation will support the Vitamin Angels mission to provide essential nutrients to undernourished children and mothers worldwide.

Axiom Nutraceuticals advanced supplement manufacturing services provide supplement distributors a wide variety of high-quality, trusted nutritional products that promote a better quality of life for consumers. Founded in 1994 by Howard B. Schiffer, Vitamin Angels is also focused on increasing awareness regarding the importance of dietary supplements for at-risk populations, and currently distributes vitamins to undernourished women and children in 45 countries.

With nearly one-third of the worlds children undernourished, vitamins are small in size, but make a huge impact. Undernutrition is the underlying cause of death for 45% of children under 5 globally, and an estimated 190 million children under 5 suffer from vitamin A deficiency worldwide. Vitamin Angels believes every child deserves to lead a healthy and productive live. Not only does Vitamin Angels distribute to women and children in need, they also strive to reach the unreachable and focus on the 30% of children missed by government health programs.

More than just a dietary supplement manufacturer, we are truly happy to be a proud supporter of Vitamin Angels worthy cause, stated Axiom Nutraceuticals CEO James VanBrocklin. Not only do we provide top quality private labeled nutritional products to supplement distributors and other healthcare segments, we sincerely hope to promote the life changing benefits that nutritional supplements can deliver to communities in dire need.

About Vitamin Angels:

Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. Vitamin Angles has received seven consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency. To learn more, visit http://www.vitaminangels.org.

About Axiom Nutraceuticals:

Axiom Nutraceuticals is a full-service contract manufacturer of dietary supplements and other nutritional products. Axioms 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art GMP and FDA compliant manufacturing facility capabilities include a complete portfolio of tablets, capsules, powders, liquids, and creams, as well as a staff of highly knowledgeable scientists, chemists, and biologists to aid with formulation and production. Axiom also offers nutritional support through an innovative doctors advisory team, custom labeling and packaging, marketing support, quality control, and dynamic fulfillment services. For more information, please call our experienced team at 877-524-8239 or visit us at http://www.axiomnutraceuticals.com.







Increasing Demand from Developing Countries Drives the Global Motorcycle Helmets Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 21, 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn Motorcycles fulfill a strong need for convenience, speed, and economy in personal mobility. The past two decades have seen a complete transformation of the motorcycles industry worldwide with demand often beating the markets expectations. The cultural divide between regional markets has a significant impact on the demand for motorcycles. Often viewed as a mode of recreation in the developed world, motorcycles symbolize a different outlook in developing markets where people look up to them as the primary means of affordable transportation. Head injury represents the primary cause of death among motorcyclists, which makes use of helmets an important safety precaution. Helmets reduce the risk of serious head injuries by limiting the impact of collision to the head. In a bid to curb the growing number of crashes involving motorcycles, governments across the world have legislated strict helmet laws.

Future growth in the market will be driven by expanding world vehicle population and increase in road accidents. While safety regulations have long been in existence, growth in the market is being driven only by the fairly recent trend of making violation of safety norms a punishable offense. Other major factors driving growth in the market include rise in motorcycle ownership, rising awareness over the importance of personal safety, and strict insurance claimant norms. Premium motorcycle helmets are witnessing strong demand, supported by growing preference for luxury motorcycle brands and rise in the number of fashion-conscious riders with high disposable incomes.

Technological advancements in design and material composition are expected to spur market prospects. Introduction of newer materials like carbon fiber, and fiberglass reinforced plastic have rendered helmets more lightweight and convenient to use. Integration of electronics in helmets represents a major technology trend which is currently exemplified by the growing popularity of Bluetooth helmets. Also driving consumer interest is the development of helmets with head-up display (HUD).

As stated by the new market research report on Motorcycle Helmets, Europe represents the largest market worldwide. Growth in the region is supported by the rise in the number of motorcycle permits in several European countries and growing number of born-again middle aged bikers. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 10.2% over the analysis period. Steady economic development, rise in government regulations, burgeoning economies, growing employment opportunities, expanding middle class, increasing consumer affluence and mass exodus of rural inhabitants to urban cities along with rising demand for lightweight street motorcycles as a convenient and affordable personal mobility solution in both urban and rural areas represent key growth drivers in the region.

Key players covered in the report include Arai Helmet Ltd., Bell Helmets, Chih Tong Helmet Co. Ltd., HJC America Inc., LAZER SA, Nolan Group S.p.A, NZI Helmets SA, SHOEI CO. LTD., and Vega Helmet Corporation, among others.

The research report titled Motorcycle Helmets: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive analysis of trends, growth drivers, market share, market size and demand forecasts, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for Premium Motorcycle Helmets in US dollars for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.

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Light Is Power, Inspiration, Source, Say International Year of Light Speakers


PARIS, France, and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) January 19, 2015

Paris, the City of Light, is home this week to opening ceremonies launching the United-Nations-declared International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) this week. High-level speakers took the stage at UNESCO headquarters today to celebrate the many uses and roles of light in our lives.

Light is solar power installations and LEDs bringing light to remote communities; it is what enables instantaneous communication across the globe and into space via phones and computers; it is a source of artistic inspiration for visual artists and musicians, and plays a role in most of the worlds theologies. Light is also the source of life, pointed out renowned Mexican architect Gustavo Avil

Medivet Biologics launches newest service, K9-ACV a personalized medicine approach to canine cancer.


Nicholasville, Kentucky (PRWEB) January 16, 2015

MediVet Biologics a company known for their focus on companion animal health with world-class lab facilities was selected by the University of Kentuckys researchers to investigate the potential of a canine cancer treatment. The team of researchers in charge of developing the K-9 ACV veterinary cancer vaccine service have dedicated decades of research toward a better understanding of how the immune system responds to cancer cells with the goal of improving cancer treatment. Leading researcher John Yanelli, Ph.D has spent over 20 years conducting successful NIH-funded clinical trials in humans with lung cancer. Dr. Yannelli has published nearly 100 articles and book chapters on the immunotherapy of human cancer and continues research to improve immunotherapeutic approaches to treat cancer. With this strong knowledge base, this outstanding team now extends their efforts toward developing an effective and affordable personalized cancer vaccine service for veterinary medicine. MediVet Biologics has successfully implemented other cutting edge human medical grade technologies in the Veterinary space such as regenerative medicine in Veterinarian clinics across the world.

Nearly 6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer every year and greater than fifty percent of dogs over the age of ten will eventually develop cancer, making cancer the leading cause of disease-related death in dogs. Many of the dogs diagnosed have no mode of viable treatment. Cancer screening for early detection in dogs lags far behind human medicine. Consequently, canine cancers are usually diagnosed in later stages of disease, making them more difficult to treat effectively and increasing the likelihood of recurrence. Therapeutic options for treatable tumors include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy can seriously affect quality of life, making it difficult for pet owners to justify current cancer treatments for their dogs. The average cancer treatment expense is over $ 5,000 and could be well over $ 35,000.

MediVet Biologics approach is to use the entire tumor cell as the basis for the vaccine. When combined with surgical resection of primary tumors, this activates the immune system, leading to better clinical outcomes for canine cancers. This form of immunotherapy, developed at the NCI by researchers, including Dr. John Yannelli, has been used at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center to treat humans with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (J. Clin Oncol., 22:2808, 2004). Read more about K9-ACV in the February issue of VPN (Veterinary Practice News).

MediVet Biologics reputation and success with in-clinic stem cell therapy adaptation and development make them an excellent fit for an autologous canine tumor vaccine service. The service in which resected tumor tissue will be processed at The University of Kentucky and MediVets lab into a therapeutic vaccine to be administered to dogs with cancer is a personalized medicine approach. MediVet Labs is set-up for state of the art maneuverability with animal biologics as well as superior high-end quality controls, SOPs and protocols.

According to the CEO, Jeremy Delk, MediVet Biologics is excited to make this announcement and offer an additional service to our existing customers as well as future customers. Most of all we look forward to offering an affordable treatment alternative to the animals and owners that need it. This initiative is part of a broader research and development program with MediVet Biologics. Along with the further development and marketing of our veterinary and stem cell business in the United States, more announcements of novel products will come throughout the year.

Veterinarians and patients are being sought in vaccine efficacy studies. To inquire about enrolling a patient please contact MediVet Biologics.

About MediVet Biologics

MediVet Biologics headquartered just outside Lexington, KY and Sydney Australia is a subsidiary of Medical Australia (MLA: ASX). MediVet Biologics has global reach including established partners in 26 countries around the world as well as strong market positioning in North America. The company provides novel treatment options based in science to the Veterinary market and provides unique customer specific service plans to ensure implementation and growth of its progressive products and services.

Medivet Biologics’ mission is to set standards of excellence providing biologic solutions to the veterinary market. Our companys success, which is characterized by responsiveness and clinical excellence, has been founded on our dedication and quality innovative technologies. Veterinarians and pet owners trust MediVet Biologics to provide the quality care they expect and deserve. By providing services as though each pet were a member of our family, MediVet Biologics strives to be the preferred provider of Veterinary Regenerative Medicine products, equipment and services.







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Washington Adventist University Adult Degree Program Offers Students Inaugural Week of Spiritual Emphasis


Takoma Park, Md. (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

Washington Adventist Universitys School of Graduate and Professional Studies is hosting its first Week of Spiritual Emphasis January 25-29, offering students the opportunity to take a half-hour break from class each evening to hear a different speaker from the Department of Religion present on the theme of spiritual distractions. The events will be held on campus in Richards Hall Chapel, and class breaks will be adjusted so that students may attend.

Most of the students in our accelerated evening degree program are busy adults who not only hold full-time jobs, but are also raising families which doesnt give them a lot of time for themselves, said Nicole Currier, dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. This is an Adventist university that takes a holistic approach to education. Thats why we offer programs like the Week of Spiritual Emphasis, to give our students opportunities to enhance their physical and spiritual health so they can graduate strong.

Speakers during the Week of Spiritual Emphasis will include graduate student Richard Matthews, who will speak on Sunday, January 25 from 4:30 -5 p.m. In addition to pursuing his masters degree in religion, Matthews has been serving God, family, and country for thirty years. He has a long and distinguished career in military and government. He is also a son, father, brother, uncle, friend, intelligence officer, graduate student, and considers himself to be a sinner saved by grace.

Oye Sobo will speak on Monday, January 26, from 7:30 8 p.m. He is an ordained minister and the Pastor at Watchman Ministries in Capitol Heights, Maryland. In addition to his pastoral and ministerial duties, he is a social worker with the Prince Georges County Department of Social Services. He is happily married and blessed with children.

Scheduled to speak on Tuesday, January 27, from 7:30 8 p.m. is Tim Soper, a Bible teacher by trade, having taught religion courses and served as an academy chaplain for the past 14 years. He and his wife, Amy, spent two years serving as missionaries on the South Pacific island of Guam, after which they served God in less-tropical places like Ohio and Maryland. They have two daughters who have helped Tim understand the love that God has for His own creation.

Kingston, Jamaica-born Curtis Roberts is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, January 28, from 7:30 8 p.m. Roberts is married to Kerry Roberts and is the father of two boys, Curtis Junior (CJ) who is 3 years old and Connor who is 9 months old. Curtis holds two bachelors degrees, the first is in finance from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the second in theology from Washington Adventist University (WAU). He is completing a Master of Arts degree in Religion, with a concentration in ethical leadership. He currently serves as an elder at the Re-Creation Seventh-day Adventist Church in Park Heights, Baltimore.

Novella Smith is currently completing her Master of Arts degree in Religion at WAU, with a concentration in ethical leadership. She will speak on Thursday, January 29, from 7:30 8 p.m. Smith is a member of the Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hyattsville, MD, where she serves as an elder, pathfinder drum leader, and the teen ministry leader.

Washington Adventist University is located on Flower Ave., near the intersection with Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park. The universitys School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers 11 undergraduate degree programs and eight graduate programs, including two fully online. The next session of courses starts the week of March 8-12. For more information, call 301-891-4092 or go to the website at http://www.wau.edu/academics/school-of-graduate-and-professional-studies.

Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nations capital. A total of 1,080 students of all faiths participate in the universitys eight graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

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Angie Crews, 301-891-4134, acrews(at)wau(dot)edu

Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler(at)wau(dot)edu







Yamaha Appoints Gerhart as Product Manager, Percussion Instruments


BUENA PARK, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

Yamaha today announced the appointment of Dave Gerhart as product manager for the companys Percussion Department, Band & Orchestral Division. He will report to Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Percussion Instruments.

Dave brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and education to this position, said Garth Gilman, general manager, Band & Orchestral Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. As a music educator and performer, his background helps Yamaha further the goal of spreading the joys and benefits of music education and gives him the ability to talk shop with the most knowledgeable percussionists.

Prior to working for Yamaha, Gerhart held the position of Director of Percussion Studies at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. A composer, arranger and performing percussionist, Gerhart has worked under some of the most renowned musicians in the world, including Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta and Yefim Bronfman. He is a founding member of Island Hoppin Steel Drum Band and the IronWorks Percussion Duo.

An advocate of using technology in the classroom, he has authored several studies of the use of technology by percussion educators and in 2010, he co-founded DrumChattr.com as a better way for percussionists all over the globe to connect, discuss, and experience quality web generated percussion content online. Recently, Dave has created PercussionEducation.com, a collection of videos, articles and anything related to percussion.

Gerhart earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California in Percussion Performance, along with Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees at California State University, Long Beach.

For more information about Yamaha, visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHAUSA.

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Shady Grove Fertility Physicians Recognized as 2014 Top Doctors by Main Line Today

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 13, 2015

Isaac E. Sasson, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG, and Sunita Kulshrestha, M.D., FACOG, of Shady Grove Fertilitys Chesterbrook, PA, and Bala Cynwyd, PA, locations are named 2014 Top Doctors in Reproductive Medicine according to Main Line Today. Selected by the medical community, Drs. Sasson and Kulshrestha are among 12 physicians recognized as Top Doctors in Reproductive Medicine for the Main Line region of Philadelphia.

Shady Grove Fertility is relatively new to the Philadelphia region, making Main Line Todays recognition a testament to the incredible work that Drs. Kulshrestha and Sasson have performed and the many patients theyve been able to help, said Eric A. Widra, M.D., medical director of Shady Grove Fertility.

Main Line Todays Top Doctors compiles its listing based on peer balloting. Voting is open to physicians throughout Pennsylvania, and only physicians in the Main Line area and surrounding suburbs are eligible for inclusion.

Its an honor to receive this recognition from my peers and to be named among such esteemed physicians, including my dedicated colleague Dr. Kulshrestha. Were both very passionate about our practice and our patients, and we are grateful for this distinction, said Dr. Sasson.

The nations largest fertility practice, Shady Grove Fertility has four offices in Pennsylvania located in Reading, Harrisburg, Bala Cynwyd, and a full-service state-of-the-art center and laboratory in Chesterbrook.

About Shady Grove Fertility: Shady Grove Fertility is Americas leading fertility practice, offering patients access to state-of-the-art technology, individualized care, and innovative financial programs. We believe in fostering a culture of excellence through investment in the latest technologies to improve clinical outcomes; devoting extensive resources to our progressive research program; and making the commitment to hire and train staff who are highly experienced, passionate, loyal, and deeply committed to patient care. With 22 offices in the Mid-Atlantic region and 32 reproductive endocrinologists, our fertility patients have greater access to treatment than ever before.







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The Westchester Bank Surpasses $500 Million in Total Assets


White Plains, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2015

The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce a major milestone in its growth which coincides with industry accolades further defining the Banks continued success. The Westchester Bank surpassed $ 500 million in assets for the first time in November of 2014 with current total assets now exceeding $ 523 million. This represents an increase in assets of $ 96.5 million or a 23% increase over the same period a year ago. As the number one community bank in Westchester County, the Bank was awarded the prestigious Bauer Five-Star Rating for a third consecutive year and was recently selected one of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America by DepositAccounts.com.

John M. Tolomer, President & CEO of The Westchester Bank stated, We continue to outpace our most aggressive projections. The Banks sustained financial performance is a testament to our team members steadfast commitment to providing world class customer service combined with the best banking solutions to meet the varied needs of each client. Mr. Tolomer continued, While exceeding half-a-billion dollars in assets is a remarkable milestone in such a short time, the credit belongs to each person in our organization who understands the importance of customer relationships and the critical role it has played in building our business to where it is today. Its also a welcomed honor to be recognized by the gold standard in our industry with a Bauer 5-Star Rating and to be voted as one of Americas Healthiest Banks. Westchester remains a vibrant business community poised for further growth and well continue to execute the Banks business model of Banking Made Personal. I am optimistic The Westchester Bank will continue to sustain its current growth trajectory, concluded Tolomer.

The Westchester Bank is a New York State Chartered and full service FDIC insured commercial bank offering state-of-the-art technology with a comprehensive line of banking products to businesses and consumers including: business and personal checking, business lending, commercial mortgages, savings accounts, CDs, money market accounts, Interest on Lawyer Accounts (IOLA), attorney escrow accounts and tenant security accounts. The Westchester Bank is moving to new headquarters in White Plains at 12 Water Street and has four branch locations: Yonkers at 2001 Central Park Avenue, White Plains at 464 Mamaroneck Avenue, Thornwood at 994 Broadway, and Mount Kisco at 51 South Moger Avenue.

For more information about The Westchester Bank products and personal services, please visit TheWestchesterBank.com or call Kristin Ball at (914) 337-1900







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