Welcome!

.NET Authors: Elizabeth White, ChandraShekar Dattatreya, Trevor Parsons, Peter Silva, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

Northeast Tennessee's Premier Wrestling Tournament Signs Title Sponsor

Strong Heritage Financial Group Sponsors Greeneville Invitational Tournament

GREENEVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Strong Heritage Financial Group has agreed to become Title Sponsor of the Greeneville Invitational Tournament (GIT). The substantial sponsorship provides much needed funding for Greeneville's exceptionally successful wrestling program.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121221/CG34205)

The Strong Heritage Greeneville Invitational Tournament (SHGIT) is Northeast Tennessee's premier wrestling tournament. Participation is by team invitation only and includes the best wrestling teams in East Tennessee, as well as top teams from across the state. Nationally competitive teams have also participated in past tournaments.

Greeneville wrestling includes the Greeneville Takedown Club (Ages 5-10, Head Coach Todd King), Greeneville Middle School (Grades 6 - 8, Head Coach Jason Shelton), and Greeneville High School (Grades 9 - 12 Head Coach Randy Shelton).

Greeneville High School (GHS) is the defending District & Conference Champions. GHS has been District Champions 19 times since 1982 and Conference Champions 16 times during the same period. The team has consistently dominated Tennessee District 1 AA wrestling for several consecutive years and often fields individual wrestlers in the Tennessee State Finals. The team is 15-3 this season and once again looks to be Conference champs and field individual wrestlers at the Tennessee State Finals in Chattanooga February 14-17, 2013.

The Greeneville Middle School Strong Heritage Greeneville Invitational Tournament will be held January 26, 2013. The tournament includes both Varsity & Junior Varsity teams from 15-20 schools and is attended by an estimated 1,800 people. The tournament is organized by Greeneville Middle School Head Wrestling Coach Jason Shelton.

The Greeneville High School Strong Heritage Greeneville Invitational Tournament will be held January 5, 2013. The tournament will include Varsity teams from 19 schools and is attended by an estimated 750 people. The tournament is organized by Greeneville High School Head Wrestling Coach Randy Shelton.

"Greeneville is a great community with wonderful kids and a strong tradition of competitive wrestling. We are proud to be a part of this community and excited to be able to help carry-on & strengthen our children's championship wrestling program. We hope that this is the beginning of a long-term relationship that greatly benefits Greeneville athletics.", said Steven L. Dick, CEO of Strong Heritage Financial Group.

Coach Jason Shelton had this to say, "Greeneville Wrestling has always been a part of my life. I learned everything I know from Coach Hollowell and Coach Mann. I look forward to teaching what I know to the youth of Greeneville. I hope that I can teach our youth the fundamentals and at the same time respect for themselves and respect for the tradition of Greeneville Wrestling. I hope that when they grow up they can look back and realize that this was one of the best times of their lives. I hope they end up looking back and having the same feelings that I have toward Greeneville Wrestling and the coaches they had.".

Coach Randy Shelton said this, "Greeneville Wrestling is excited to have Strong Heritage Financial Group on board as our title sponsor. Strong Heritage is committed to building relationships and setting goals …. The same two ideals that it takes to build a successful wrestling program.".

Randy & Jason Shelton are brothers who both participated in competitive wrestling for Greeneville High School. Randy competed 1986-1990, qualified for state finals 2 times, and took 4th place statewide at 145lb. GHS held both District & Conference titles for 3 years during Randy's high school wrestling career. Jason competed 1989-1993, qualifying for state finals 3 times, and being named to the Tennessee All State Team. GHS held both District & Conference titles for all 4 years of Jason's high school wrestling career. Randy and Jason both finished their wrestling careers with over 100 wins each.

Strong Heritage Financial Group is a full-service independent firm headquartered in Greeneville, TN. Using straightforward financial management, our wealth managers specialize in multi-generational financial planning & wealth management for high net-worth families, trusts, executives, small business owners, & entrepreneurs. Strong Heritage Financial Group may be contacted by telephone at 423-636-1800 or by e-mail at [email protected]. The firm's web-site is www.strongheritage.com. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Raymond James Financial is a Florida-based diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies. Its four principal wholly owned broker/dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services, Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc. (branded as Raymond James | Morgan Keegan) and Raymond James Ltd., has more than 6,300 financial advisors serving 2.4 million accounts in more than 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets under administration are approximately $388 billion. Raymond James Media Relations may be contacted by telephone at 727-567-2824 or by e-mail at [email protected]. The company's web-site is www.raymondjames.com.

Both Greeneville Middle School and Greeneville High School are part of the Greeneville City School System. The Greeneville City School System has a vision "to provide a world-class education for all students." The system is committed to educating all students to be successful in a global society by providing excellence in educators, programs, and environment. The Greeneville City School System consists of four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school serving approximately 2750 students. The system also serves as the fiscal agent for the Greeneville/Greene County Center for Technology, which provides technology education classes for students in all county high schools.

Media Contact: Steven Dick, Strong Heritage Financial Group, 423-636-1800, [email protected]

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

SOURCE Strong Heritage Financial Group

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) i...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of...
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
One of the biggest challenges when developing connected devices is identifying user value and delivering it through successful user experiences. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kuniavsky, Principal Scientist, Innovation Services at PARC, described an IoT-specific approach to user experience design that combines approaches from interaction design, industrial design and service design to create experiences that go beyond simple connected gadgets to create lasting, multi-device experiences grounded in people's real needs and desires.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services ...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example t...
The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. In addition, as more internet-enabled ‘Things' get connected, people will rely on DNS to name and find their fridges, toasters and toilets. According to a recent IDG Research Services Survey this rate of traffic will only grow. What's driving t...
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps, abiding by privacy concerns and making the concept a reality. These challenges can't be addressed w...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
Bit6 today issued a challenge to the technology community implementing Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC). To leap beyond WebRTC’s significant limitations and fully leverage its underlying value to accelerate innovation, application developers need to consider the entire communications ecosystem.
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it’s an Internet of many different things. The difference ...
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com), moderated by Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, Nate Gordon, Director of T...