Pharos Invests In Michigan Property Healthcare SupplierDoctor Beacon

Pharos Capital Group invested in Beacon Specialized Living Services, Inc., a supplier of residential health care services in Michigan for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The company partnered with creator Ken Ratzlaff and his family. Regards to the transaction were not disclosed.

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Dallas, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, May 24, 2016 Pharos Capital Group, LLC (“Pharos”), a personal equity company based in Dallas and Nashville, announced that it has actually partnered with Founder Ken Ratzlaff and his household by making a financial investment in Beacon Specialized Living Services, Inc. and its affiliates (“Beacon” or the “Business”). Beacon is the biggest for-profit carrier of domestic healthcare services in Michigan to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health and compounddrug abuse conditions. Regards to the transaction were not divulged.

As part of the deal, industry veteran Darren Hodgdon is signing up with Beacon as CEO and Mr. Ratzlaff will take on the roles of Director and President. Mr. Hodgdon is a seasoned healthcare executive who just recently led technique and clinical development at UnitedHealthcare Community amp; State, the nation’s largest Medicaid insurance provider, with over five million members in 26 states. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of UnitedHealthcare Tennessee, and previously in his career, he was a senior executive at Healthways, the largest independent worldwide provider of well-being enhancement solutions.

Joining Mr. Ratzlaff and Mr. Hodgdon on the board from Pharos will be Partner Jim Phillips, Principal Anna Kovalkova, and Vice President Ryan Shelton.

Mr. Phillips said, “We are happy to invest along with Ken and his family in this rapidly growing segment of the healthcare space. Beacon has ended up being a leading supplier of behavioral health care services in the state of Michigan and we are pleased to work with Ken, Darren and other members of the Beacon group to make those vital services offered to an even larger population.”

Mr. Ratzlaff included, “I am pleased to be partnering with Pharos. Their capital resources and experience in the field of behavioral health, in addition to Darren’s strong executive experience, will be importantcontribute as we grow our service and broaden the care we offer to Michigan’s neighborhoods.”

Mr. Hodgdon noted, “Joining Beacon is a natural extension of my previous work establishing and implementing programs to improve access and the quality of health care services for people with intricate needs. The accessibility of housing for these populations in addition to certified and compassionate individuals to support them are scarce resources and an obstacle to find. Beacon offers both and a chance for us to scale and fill a crucial gap in the current healthcare system.”

Avondale Partners worked as exclusive monetary consultant to Beacon.

About Beacon
Established in 1998, Beacon Specialized Living Solutions (www.beaconserv.org) offers behavioral health care through specialized property adult foster care (AFC) facilities and neighborhood living service apartment or condos in 30 places across western and northern Michigan. The business serves developmentally handicapped, psychologically ill, and autistic adults, along with those challenged with compounddrug abuse, addiction, dementia, and Alzheimer’s, in a behavioral health care setting.

About Pharos Capital Group
Based in Dallas and Nashville, Pharos Capital Group is a personal financial investment company. Since creation, Pharos has bought 47 business and has actually handled over $800 million of assets. Pharos generally invests $25-$50 million in rapidly growing middle market companies seeking later phase funding for internal growth, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, or recapitalizations across market sectors, with specific concentrate on healthcare and company services. For more infoFor additional information about Pharos, please go to www.pharosfunds.com.

Wyoming Office Of Tourism Wins Nationwide Public Relations Award

CHEYENNE, Wyo.- According to a press release from the Wyoming Office of Tourist, its 2015 work with agency-of-record Fahlgren Mortine won the general public Relations Society of America Bronze Anvil for the finestfor the very best media relations program by a federal government entity.

For more than 45 years, the Bronze Anvil Awards have actually commemorated the best of the bestthe very best in public relations techniques from throughout the nation. The competitors for the 2016 Bronze Anvil Awards shows the high requirements used to entries, as only six percent of entrants were recognized as Anvil winners.

Our public relations group hit the ground running in 2015, and were pleased to be acknowledged for that hardeffort, spokened Diane Shober, Executive Director of the Wyoming Office of Tourism. From hosting journalists in-state to protecting almost 3 times the goal of feature stories in targeted publications, we are positive that weve made a strong, favorable effecteffect on the tourist industry in Wyoming.

Through hosting media from national outlets, media occasions on both sides of the country, the creation of the custom-made content and statement of the Disney * Pixar The Great Dinosaur collaboration, the Wyoming Workplace of Tourist and Fahlgren Mortine far surpassed their 2015 media relations objectives and supported the states remarkable 4.2 percent boost in visitation last year.

Weve built a strong collaboration with the Wyoming Workplace of Tourism to enhance the national exposure of the state, and it is through our partnership that this recognition has actually been made possible, stated Neil Mortine, President and CEO of Fahlgren Mortine. Our very first year of work was complete of imagination and persistence, and were thrilled to develop on that resolve 2016 and beyond.

The Wyoming Office of Tourism was also honored this spring as a finalist for The Holmes Reports 2016 SABRE Award in the Federal government Agencies classification for its public relations deal with Disney * Pixars The Excellent Dinosaur.

The Wyoming Workplace of Tourist is the only firm accuseded of promoting and marketing the state as a trip destination to domestic and worldwide leisure visitors. The tourist workplace supplies inspiration and trip planning tools in collaboration with regional tourist entities. Marketing programs have regularly supported enhanced visitation, and Wyoming invited a record 10.5 million visitors in 2015. Tourist is the second biggest market in Wyoming and employs more than 32,000 residents.

Houston Governments Wants A Texas Based Public Relations Company

The Houston-Galveston Area Council of Federal governments is seeking a Marketing and Public Relations firm. This RFP is meant to include Marketing/Advertising, Public Relations amp; Promos, Innovative Consulting and Occasion Planning Solutions, including:

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Russian Music Through And Through

Also from that composer, well hear the Six Poems of Marina Cvetaeva. That poet, like Shostakovich, belonged to a circle of artists in St. Petersburg, then Leningrad. This music from 1973 was composed by the 67-year-old Shostakovich, however in it, he appears to recall the tempestuous style of his youth.

Recognizing an unique social and political meaning in this music, Vladimir Jurowski described, A few of the poems he selected by Cvetaeva are extreme and definitely go against the grain of the time. Id call them dissident pieces. That was something just couple of individuals could understand at the time, a sort of intellectual conspiracy. Marina Cvetaeva, 20 years old when she composed these poems, described them as little devils that permeate the spiritual space of dream and incence.