Bridge PR acquired by top advisory company Teneo

first_imgFacebook Eugene Hogan, founder of Bridge PR which has been acquired by global communications consultancy firm Teneo.Photo: Arthur EllisTENEO, the global communications and advisory company, has announced the acquisition of Bridge PR, a leading strategic public relations business based in Killaloe.The firm was founded by former Irish Independent Mid West Regional Correspondent Eugene Hogan in 2011 and provides a wide range of strategic communications and content creation services working with leading regional, national and international organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Ireland continues to be an important market for many of the world’s leading companies,’ said Declan Kelly, Chairman and chief executive of Teneo.“We are delighted to have Eugene and his team join as we continue to expand our service offering to meet client needs.”Teneo Ireland chief executive Mick O’Keeffe said, “This acquisition gives us additional reach and a strong profile in the Mid-West and I firmly believe Eugene and his team will bring significant added value to Teneo and our clients.“We have grown substantially over the last few years and this move will enhance our strategic communications, leadership advisory and content creation capabilities.”Said Eugene Hogan, founder and MD of Bridge PR: “Joining Teneo will enable us to scale our operations and deepen resources for the growing portfolio of clients we have developed.“To have a global leader acquire our business is a very positive validation of what we do, of our client base, and indeed, our team. We look forward to bringing this additional expertise and resource to bear for our clients, jointly growing our operations and delivering on this vote of confidence in our business here by Teneo.” WhatsApp Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TAGSbridge prbusinessClareeugene hoganLimerick City and CountyMid WestNewsteneo Email BusinessNewsBridge PR acquired by top advisory company TeneoBy Bernie English – February 24, 2020 871 Linkedin Twittercenter_img Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleMother and daughter get married on the doubleNext articleWATCH: ‘Again it just shows that these lads are learning’-Lee commends football team Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Spice up packaging for Valentine’s Day, urge manufacturers

first_imgFood to go and casual dining businesses are being encouraged to use seasonal-themed packaging to mark special occasions such as Valentine’s Day.Food packaging manufacturer It’s a Wrap says it recommends that its customers incorporate seasonal trends into their greaseproof paper for serving and wrapping food.“Whatever it is you are wrapping or serving, make your product stand out from the crowd,” added It’s a Wrap sales co-ordinator Sam Cullinane.Atlas Packaging, which works with clients including food and confectionery suppliers, said Valentine’s was an important occasion for the business.“Valentine’s Day is a big event for Atlas Packaging, with planning taking place months in advance,” they said.According to research carried out by Mars Inc, 33% of consumers choose baked gifts during the Valentine’s season.Both businesses will be exhibiting at the Pro2Pac event, held at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London from 20 to 22 March this year.last_img

3 changes that could affect your financial life in 2015

first_imgby: Steve NicastroThe New Year is all about change and getting a fresh start, like setting personal resolutions to improve your physical and mental well-being. But our financial health often gets overlooked.If you’re seeking to give your finances a new beginning in 2015, it’s vital to be aware of these three important financial changes that took effect at the start of the New Year.1. Contribution limits on retirement, flexible spending accounts riseWant to save more for your retirement in 2015? Well, you’re in luck: The contribution limit for a 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan has been increased to $18,000, a $500 bump from 2014. And if you’re age 50 or older (or turning 50 anytime before Dec. 31, 2015), you’ll be able to stash away an additional $6,000 as a catch-up contribution, a $500 increase from 2014.What if you’re self-employed or a small-business owner with a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA? Good news: You’ll be able to contribute $53,000 to the account in 2015, a $1,000 boost from last year. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

New York State launches COVID-19 rent assistance program; find out if you qualify

first_img(WBNG) — New York State is offering rent assistance to help those who have lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply, you can find the online application at this link. A paper application is available here. New York State residentMedian income must have been below 80 percent of area median income prior to March 1, 2020. Find out that information here.Household must be “rent burdened”, meaning 30 percent or more of the gross monthly income is paid toward rent. You must have lost income between April 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020. New York State will require supplemental information to prove wages were lost during the required time frame. center_img Eligible households must meet the following criteria: The application is open for two weeks from July 16. If you qualify, New York State will provide up to four months of rent.last_img

COVID-19: Zoo association says 22,000 workers could lose incomes

first_imgThe Indonesian Zoo Association (PKBSI) has estimated that at least 22,000 zoo workers across the archipelago may lose their livelihoods because of the COVID-19 pandemic.PKBSI secretary-general Tony Sumampau said the estimate was based on the total number of workers employed in zoos across the country. He went on to say that some workers, including security guards, cleaning service personnel and ticketing staff, had been told to take unpaid leave.“Those who are still working are the zookeepers, who feed the animals [in captivity],” Tony said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday. He added the zookeepers had continued feeing about 70,000 animals from 4,300 species kept in captivity, although food stocks for these animals had also been depleting.Read also: Medan Zoo seeks donations to feed animals at risk of ‘dying from hunger’To cushion the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the association had begun an internal fund-raising initiative among members. The PKBSI had also sent a letter to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asking for government assistance.Tony, however, said the association did not know when the help would come. The PKBSI is also running an online fund-raising campaign called Food for Animals. It is seeking funds to improve the living conditions of animals in zoos, especially those endemic to the country, such as the Sumatran tiger,  Bornean orangutan and  Sumatran elephant.A survey conducted by the association last month showed that 92 percent of the association’s members in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Borneo, or 55 zoos, only had enough stock to feed their animals until mid-May.The survey also found that only three zoos would be able to provide food for one to three months, while only two had enough for more than three months. (asp)center_img Topics :last_img read more