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Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name American Express One of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®

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NEW YORK, February 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express Company is one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.

Puerto Rico Journal: Restoring Power on the Island

Duke Energy’s Ryan Mosier joins workers getting the lights back on after Hurricane Maria
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Editor's note: Duke Energy spokesperson Ryan Mosier gives an inside look at restoration efforts in Puerto Rico. He is stationed with about 220 other Duke Energy workers who went to the island on Jan. 14 to restore power following Hurricane Maria in October. Learn more about the effort here

Feb. 14

Gracias, Dios y amen

A Sweet Surprise for a Couple in Their 90s

Florida lineman met couple after Hurricane Irma knocked out their power and he never forgot them
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For Duke Energy lineman apprentice Shawn Tillis, rest and normalcy have erased the exhaustion of restoring power after Hurricane Irma drenched and devastated much of Florida five months ago. But one memory remains strong.

When Tillis thinks about Hurricane Irma, he remembers Mary Schwartz, a woman with an “angelic face.”

Mary Schwartz and her husband, Larry, both in their 90s, live in a modest house along the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Fla. Larry Schwartz takes care of his wife of more than 70 years. She is confined to an electric bed.

Xylem Volunteers Participate in EarthEcho’s Water Challenge on World Water Monitoring Day

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Last fall, Xylem Watermark volunteers from Yellow Springs, Ohio spent World Water Monitoring Day with EarthEcho at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, participating in water education activities for more than 100 students from surrounding schools. Volunteers joined EarthEcho co-founder and President Philippe Cousteau Jr.

Hats Off to the 2018 Corporate Goodness Award Winners

Celebrating companies and people that support their communities and causes through passion, technology and a commitment to doing good
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Every year, Benevity and our community takes a little time to recognize progressive companies who are harnessing the power of their people and communities through a modern approach to corporate giving and employee engagement. These companies have infused a culture of Goodness into the world through their employees, consumers, communities and beyond. They inspire us with their innovative approaches, their contributions and, most of all, their impact. 

Building a Better Ladder: How Scotiabank Fosters Female Talent Through Sponsorship

By Shelley White, Women of Influence
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Not having a sponsor is a key reason many talented women never reach their potential. That’s why up and comer Alana Riley was paired with Alex Besharat, Senior Vice President & Head, Canadian Wealth Management through Scotiabank’s Canadian Banking Sponsorship Program. With a senior leader advocating on her behalf, there’s no telling how far Alana’s career will go.

Sometimes the best way to grow as a leader is to jump out of your comfort zone, says Alana Riley.

Astellas Employees Prepare Meals for Safe House Residents

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Our employees recently prepared approximately 65 meals for the women & children of @Safehouse_FL, a shelter for those surviving domestic abuse. Read about one of their previous experiences volunteering with this organization: http://bit.ly/2o3iEJq 

Deloitte’s Bersin Announces Impact 2018: The Rise of the Individual in the Future of Work

Industry’s leading HR conference, now in its 11th year, sets sights on new ways to empower each employee for success
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NEW YORK, February 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Talent, HR, and leadership are all being disrupted by the need to give each individual in the workforce the autonomy and energy to succeed. This shift is forcing fundamental change in the workplace — making Bersin’s IMPACT 2018 conference, “The rise of the individual in the future of work,” an essential industry event for senior HR executives and their teams.

Why Diversity and Inclusion Should Matter to Financial Advisers

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The face of the U.S. financial consumer is changing rapidly. Millennials are expected to drive a seismic shift in attitudes that will shape our culture, how they seek financial advice, and where they choose to work. With the changing demographics in the workplace and marketplace, advisers have an opportunity to build their business and to attract and retain younger clients by demonstrating a commitment to inclusion and being supportive of the LGBT community.  

After Hurricane Maria, Duty Called Him Home to Help

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When Armando Ortiz flew to Puerto Rico three weeks after Hurricane Maria slammed ashore, he wept to see his ravaged homeland.

Now four months later, he is back, this time with other Duke Energy employees helping to restore power.

“It’s incredible, first of all, to me as a Duke employee to come to work in my home,” said Ortiz, 57, an equipment operator based in Clearwater, Fla. “It’s very exciting to help my fellow Puerto Ricans, my family and friends. I feel honored to be here. More than that, I feel a duty."

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