information visit – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 15:40:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://laprairie-shlm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-2-150x150.png information visit – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ 32 32 Synchrony Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 Results https://laprairie-shlm.com/synchrony-reports-fourth-quarter-2021-results/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/synchrony-reports-fourth-quarter-2021-results/ STAMFORD, Conn.Jan. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) today announced its fourth quarter 2021 results for the period ending December 31, 2021. The earnings press release, financial tables and documents related are available on the company’s website. Investor Relations website at https://investors.synchrony.com/financial-results. Today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern TimeBrian Doubles, President and CEO, and […]]]>

STAMFORD, Conn.Jan. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) today announced its fourth quarter 2021 results for the period ending December 31, 2021. The earnings press release, financial tables and documents related are available on the company’s website. Investor Relations website at https://investors.synchrony.com/financial-results.

Today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern TimeBrian Doubles, President and CEO, and Brian Wenzel Sr., executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host a conference call to review financial results and outlook for select business drivers. The conference call can be accessed via audio webcast on the Investor Relations website at www.investors.synchronyfinancial.com, under Events and Presentations. A replay will also be available on the site.

About synchronization
Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a leading consumer financial services company. We offer a wide range of specialized financing programs, as well as innovative consumer banking products, in key sectors such as digital, retail, home, automotive, travel, health and pets of company. Synchrony enables our partners to increase sales and retain consumers. We are one of the largest private label credit card issuers in United States; we also offer co-branded products, installment loans and consumer finance products for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as healthcare providers.

Synchrony changes what is possible through our digital capabilities, deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, seamless customer experience, and customized financing solutions.

For more information, visit www.synchrony.com and Twitter: @Synchrony

Investor Relations
Catherine Miller
(203) 585-6291
[email protected]

Media Relations
Lisa Lanspery
(203) 585-6143
[email protected]

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Synchrony Earns Top Score for Business Equality Index Seven Years in a Row | national news https://laprairie-shlm.com/synchrony-earns-top-score-for-business-equality-index-seven-years-in-a-row-national-news/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 14:03:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/synchrony-earns-top-score-for-business-equality-index-seven-years-in-a-row-national-news/ STAMFORD, Conn., January 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Synchrony proudly announced that it has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s largest benchmarking survey and the report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. This is the seventh consecutive […]]]>

STAMFORD, Conn., January 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Synchrony proudly announced that it has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s largest benchmarking survey and the report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. This is the seventh consecutive year that Synchrony’s commitment to LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion has been recognized by the company’s highest score, earning designation as one of the “Best Workplaces for LGBTQ+ Equality “.

“Equity, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our culture and it’s how we operate.”

“Now more than ever, it is essential that we continue to develop and sustain a culture that welcomes, values ​​and celebrates all experiences and perspectives,” said Michael Matthews, Director of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility at Synchrony. “Equity, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our culture and it’s how we operate. We are grateful to be recognized for our continued commitment as the best workplace for LGBTQ+ equality. “

Synchrony cultivates a diverse and inclusive workplace through its eight diversity networks, with more than 10,000 employees actively working in these employee resource groups to help attract, retain and develop diverse talent. Through the company’s LGBT+ network, thousands of employees help cultivate an environment where individuals can thrive, be authentic themselves, and help advocate for LGBTQ+ people in the communities and markets we serve.

In 2002, the first year of the IEC, only 13 companies obtained the highest score, demonstrating the incredible impact that the IEC has had on the business world during its 20 years of existence. This year’s IEC reflects growth in all measurement categories, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies to equitable health care benefits for transgender employees.

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers, from the factory floor to the corporate office, in big cities and small towns, would have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live authentically,” said Jay Brown, senior vice president of programs, research and training for the Human Rights Campaign. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index has paved the way for this reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are still raising a times the bar to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to Synchrony for earning the title of “Best Workplaces for LGBTQ+ Equality” and working to advance the inclusion in the workplace.”

As part of the IEC 2022, Synchrony was evaluated on policies and practices on four key pillars: non-discrimination policies in business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, support for a inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility. Synchrony’s commitment and policies met all IEC criteria.

The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.

About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to bring about transformational change in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ people, bringing to light inequalities and deepening public understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on promoting transgender and racial justice. His work has transformed the landscape for over 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, promoting the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through scholarship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, he forges partnerships with advocates in the United States and around the world to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.

About synchronization

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a leading consumer financial services company. We offer a wide range of specialized financing programs, as well as innovative consumer banking products, in key sectors such as digital, retail, home, automotive, travel, health and pets of company. Synchrony enables our partners to increase sales and retain consumers. We are one of the largest private label credit card issuers in United States; we also offer co-branded products, installment loans and consumer finance products for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as healthcare providers.

Synchrony changes what is possible through our digital capabilities, deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, seamless customer experience, and customized financing solutions.

For more information, visit www.synchrony.com and Twitter: @Synchrony.

Media Contact

Angie Hu

angie.hu@syf.com

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Freedom Financial Network Announces Closing of $233 Million Securitization Transaction with AAA Ratings from DBRS, Kroll | https://laprairie-shlm.com/freedom-financial-network-announces-closing-of-233-million-securitization-transaction-with-aaa-ratings-from-dbrs-kroll/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/freedom-financial-network-announces-closing-of-233-million-securitization-transaction-with-aaa-ratings-from-dbrs-kroll/ SAN MATEO, Calif., January 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Freedom Financial Network (FFN), a leading digital personal finance company, is pleased to announce the closing of a securitization transaction consisting of $232.89 million in rated notes backed by FreedomPlus personal loans. The securitization, FREED ABS Trust 2022-1FP, was oversubscribed 3.5 times by investors and is Freedom’s […]]]>

SAN MATEO, Calif., January 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Freedom Financial Network (FFN), a leading digital personal finance company, is pleased to announce the closing of a securitization transaction consisting of $232.89 million in rated notes backed by FreedomPlus personal loans.

The securitization, FREED ABS Trust 2022-1FP, was oversubscribed 3.5 times by investors and is Freedom’s first transaction to receive a AAA rating from DBRS Morningstar and the third to receive a AAA rating from Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA ). The underlying FreedomPlus loans were issued by banking partners To cross River bank® and MetaBank®N / A on the Freedom Financial Asset Management (FFAM) platform. FreedomPlus Loans help consumers consolidate debt, reduce interest rates and convert revolving debt into cheaper, more consumer-friendly installment loans.

“Receiving AAA ratings from two rating agencies illustrates the strength of our strong credit enhancements and FFAM’s unique expertise in FreedomPlus personal loans,” said Joseph Toms, Chairman and Investment Director of the FFAM. “We look forward to continuing to help consumers achieve their personal financial goals, while offering attractive products to investors.”

The Fixed Rate Notes in Classes A, B, C and D have been rated AAA (sf), AA- (sf), A- (sf) and BBB- (sf) by KBRA. Class A, Class B and Class C Fixed Rate Notes have been rated AAA (fs), AA (fs) and A (low) (fs) by DBRS Morningstar. The Class D Notes have not been rated by DBRS.

“This transaction confirms that we are succeeding in our mission to help ordinary people overcome their debts and improve their financial prospects,” said André Housser, co-founder and co-CEO of FFN. “We are encouraged by strong consumer and investor demand for our unique products and approach.”

The collateral for the transaction was Credit Suisse, acting as structuring agent and joint bookrunner; Jefferies, co-editor of the book; and Truist Securities, associate bookrunner. The transaction structure includes overcollateralisation, subordination, reserve fund and excess margin, providing the following levels of credit enhancement:

Class A tickets: 58.75%

Class B tickets: 37.75%

Category C tickets: 28.25%

Category D tickets: 15%

The deal is the 11th securitization of the Freedom Consumer Credit Fund (FCCF) and its FREED ABS Trust, bringing the total issuance of all securitizations to more than $3.2 billion. Total loans issued through the FFAM platform now exceed $6.1 billionof which more than $4.5 billion in FreedomPlus personal loans. FFAM, an FFN company, is the managing member of the FCCF.

About Freedom Financial Network

Liberty Financial Network is a leading digital personal finance company built to help people. We do what traditional banks don’t: put people first. We believe in treating people like people, not like account numbers. We help everyday people borrow and stay on the path to a better financial future, with innovative technology and personalized support every step of the way. We help people control their spending, manage their debts (Debt Relief Freedom), save money, plan ahead, and make better financial decisions. By leveraging our proprietary data and analytics and artificial intelligence, we are able to offer solutions tailored to every stage of a consumer’s financial journey, including personal loans, home equity loans, l debt help and even financial tools and education (Bills.com).

For more information on career opportunities at FFN, visit: https://jobs.freedomfinancialnetwork.com/

About Cross River Bank

Cross River is a rapidly growing financial services organization that fuses the forward-thinking offerings of a technology company with the established expertise and traditional services of a bank. Since its inception in 2008, Cross River has developed strategic partnerships with leading technology companies, market lenders and payment providers, while emphasizing regulatory compliance and consumer protection. Cross River provides a highly secure, API-based banking platform and comprehensive product suite spanning lending, payments, risk management and banking-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings to deliver responsible financial solutions that empower businesses and consumers anytime, anywhere. To cross River bank is a New Jersey state-chartered FDIC-insured bank. For more information, please visit the Cross River website at www.crossriver.com or Twitter @crossriverbank.

About Meta Financial Group, Inc.®

Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (“Meta”) (Nasdaq: CASH) is a South Dakotafinancial holding company. At Meta, our mission is financial inclusion for all®. Via our subsidiary, MetaBank®, NA, we strive to remove barriers to financial access and promote economic mobility by working with third parties to provide responsible, safe, and high-quality financial products that contribute to the social and economic benefits of communities at the heart of the real economy. Meta works to increase financial availability, choice and opportunity for all. Additional information can be found by visiting www.metafinancialgroup.com.

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Things to do in Chicago April 1-7: The WNDR Museum, Art on theMart and more https://laprairie-shlm.com/things-to-do-in-chicago-april-1-7-the-wndr-museum-art-on-themart-and-more/ Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/things-to-do-in-chicago-april-1-7-the-wndr-museum-art-on-themart-and-more/ Immerse yourself the WNDR Museum, an immersive artistic and technological experience, has reopened its doors with new exhibitions featuring unique new and ongoing installations created by local and international artists, collectives and studios. New exhibits include the Flux Room, a 360-degree multisensory immersive experience curated by Chicago artist Santiago X, and “I Heard There Was […]]]>

Immerse yourself

the WNDR Museum, an immersive artistic and technological experience, has reopened its doors with new exhibitions featuring unique new and ongoing installations created by local and international artists, collectives and studios. New exhibits include the Flux Room, a 360-degree multisensory immersive experience curated by Chicago artist Santiago X, and “I Heard There Was a Secret Chord,” a piece created by Montreal design studio Daily every year. days, which invites participants to participate in a virtual choir brought to life by people from all over the world listening to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at any time. Among the current exhibitions is the fabulous immersive work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama “Let’s Survive Forever”. In addition, “Untitled (FDR NY) # 23 and # 24” by Keith Haring is now on display outside the museum. Find out all about it at the WNDR Museum, 1130 W. Monroe. Timed tickets, $ 30, must be purchased in advance. Visit wndruseum.com.

Across the universe

Art on theMart returns with “Astrographics” from the Adler Planetarium.
Courtesy Art on theMart

Art on theMART is collaborating with the Adler Planetarium to transform the facade of the Merchandise Mart into a blend of art and science. The new projection on the art deco building, entitled “Astrography”, consists of four movements – Earth, other worlds, stars and beyond – which take the viewer from Earth to planets and stars and into the depths of the galaxy. The projections were created using real data showing the scale of the universe as well as images from telescopes of the world and Adler’s paper works. The exhibition will be accompanied by music from the archives of Sun Ra Arkestra at the Experimental Sound Studio. The 30-minute “Astrography” takes place every evening at 8:30 pm and 9 pm from April 1 to July 4. For more information, visit artonthemart.com.

For Oscar votes

“A love song for Latasha”
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Have an advantage in your Oscar pool by projecting the Short films nominated for the 2021 Oscars presented by ShortsTV. Documentaries include “A Love Song for Latasha,” a portrait of a young girl whose gunshot death sparked the 1992 LA riots, and “Do Not Split,” the story of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. . Live-action films include “Feeling Through,” about a teenager’s connection to a deafblind man, and “White Eye,” which follows a man as he tries to retrieve his stolen bicycle. Nominated in the animation category is Disney-Pixar’s “Burrow”, about a young rabbit’s desire to build the burrow of his dreams. The films are available from April 2 in various Chicago and suburban theaters and on their virtual platforms. The 93e The Oscars take place on April 25. For more information, visit tickets.oscar-shorts.com.

Young circus artists

CircEsteem

CircEsteem
Dan Roberts

CircEsteem, the Uptown organization whose mission is to unite young people and promote self-esteem and mutual respect through the circus arts, presents Celebration of the social circus day, an online event featuring social circuses from around the world. In addition to live segments, the lineup includes performances recorded by the performance group Youth Acts of CircEsteem, Circus Harmony (St. Louis), ENC of Puerto Rico, Fern Street Circus (San Diego), Red Nose Foundation (Indonesia), Trenton Circus Squad (New Jersey) and Zip Zap Circus (South Africa). Broadcasts at 5 p.m. on April 3. Tickets: free or pay what you can. Visit circestimate.org.

Color your world

“Maybe Something Beautiful” is a collaboration between the Chicago Children's Theater and musicians from CSO.

“Maybe Something Beautiful” is a collaboration between the Chicago Children’s Theater and musicians from CSO.
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The Chicago Children’s Theater and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute collaborated on “Maybe something beautiful” a new virtual short film for children and families. Inspired by the award-winning book by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López, the film brings together five CSO musicians performing classic works by Latino composers, bilingual English-Spanish narration and colorful puppets to tell a true story about the how art can transform a neighborhood into a world of hope and beauty. The free movie debuts at 10 a.m. on April 1 at an event co-hosted by CCT and CSO and available on demand thereafter. Visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org or cso.org/tv.

biblical inspiration

The Conspirators present the

David Cerda (center) and his friends perform “This Jesus Must Die” from “Jesus Christ Superstar Do-It-Yourself Messiah Complex”.
Candice conner

The Conspirators present the return of “Jesus Christ Superstar Do-It-Yourself Messiah Complex”, its annual Easter variety and extravagant spectacle. The vaudeville-style show features performances of songs from the 1970 recording of the classic musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Performances can range from a simple song on a karaoke track to a modern or burlesque dance piece. On the program: Saint Sparklebear, the Cryptid Kid, David Cerda & Friends, Mari DeOleo, Sid Feldman, les Vaudettes, Danielle Levsky, Nathaniel Fishburn, Carey Farrell & the Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade, Sarah Bullion, Gail Gallagher, Jeff Churchwell, Caroline Shaul, Cocktail Jordan & Pearly White, Brian Nemtusak and Rose Freeman, all hosted by Wm. Lingots. Stream for free at 7 p.m. on April 4. Visit conspirewithus.org.

Virtual stage

Julian Parker stars in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of I, Cinna, written by Tim Crouch and directed by Tyrone Phillips.  Photo courtesy of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Julian Parker stars in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of “I, Cinna”, written by Tim Crouch and directed by Tyrone Phillips.
Courtesy of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

In the filmed setting of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater by Tim Crouch “Me, Cinna (the poet)”, the apolitical poet Cinna from “Julius Caesar” seeks the subject of his new poem in this exploration of words and actions, protests and power. Broadcasts from April 5 to May 2. Tickets: $ 25. Visit chicago.shakes.com. … The Remy Bumppo Theater presents “Artist descending a staircase”, a first radio play by Tom Stoppard in which two elderly artists examine their emotional and artistic histories. Free broadcast from April 5 to 18. Visit remybumppo.org. … Ghostlight Ensemble’s launches its new reading series “For Your (Re) Consideration” with Margaret Cavendish’s “The convent of pleasure”, a play about a group of single women who create their own perfect, self-sustaining society. Broadcast live at 2 p.m. on April 4 and on demand until April 30. Tickets: $ 5 or pay what you can. Visit ghostlightensemble.com/for-your-consideration.

Mary Houlihan is a local freelance writer.

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The Cincinnati Art Museum’s “Art After Dark at Home” offers cocktail classes, behind-the-scenes music and art in your living room https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-cincinnati-art-museums-art-after-dark-at-home-offers-cocktail-classes-behind-the-scenes-music-and-art-in-your-living-room/ Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-cincinnati-art-museums-art-after-dark-at-home-offers-cocktail-classes-behind-the-scenes-music-and-art-in-your-living-room/ Click to enlarge Photo: Cincinnati Museum of Art Image of Order (detail), 2014, Future Retrieval (2008 est.), United States (Cincinnati), wood, Formica, hand cut paper, porcelain, LED, plexiglass, © Future Retrieval Enjoy the latest Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit from the comfort of your living room during “Art After Dark at Home” from 7 pm to […]]]>
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Photo: Cincinnati Museum of Art

Image of Order (detail), 2014, Future Retrieval (2008 est.), United States (Cincinnati), wood, Formica, hand cut paper, porcelain, LED, plexiglass, © Future Retrieval

Enjoy the latest Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit from the comfort of your living room during “Art After Dark at Home” from 7 pm to 9 pm on Friday March 26th.

The exhibition, Future recovery: Close the parallel, “Allows the new and the unexpected to dialogue with pleasure with the historical”, according to the CAM. In the digital version of the museum’s Last Friday Cocktail Party, guests can enjoy a 360-degree virtual view of the gallery space and some exclusive video firsts – including a cocktail tutorial from the HomeMakers Bar and Wavelette’s local music – via Facebook or YouTube.

Additionally, there will be behind-the-scenes interviews with artists Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, both of whom brought their artistic skills to the exhibition.

Davis and Parker are former faculty members of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Their studio collaboration is called “Future Retrieval”.

[Read more about Davis and Parker and Future Retrieval: Close Parallel]

“The contemporary work of Future Retrieval … interweaves with selections from the museum’s permanent collection,” explains CAM. “Traditional motifs are reinterpreted. The natural world permeates, with a fascinating effect, and familiar materials are reworked into surprising new forms. “

The exhibit can also be viewed in person until August 29. Registration is required to visit the museum.

For more information, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/artafterdark.

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