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McCall appointed to general manager

McCall appointed to general manager

The Whitlock Group announced the appointment of Patrick McCall last week to the position of General Manager for their Redmond office location. The Whitlock Group is one of the Nation’s leading audio and video systems integration firms with over $120 million in revenues, 400 employees and twenty-one U.S. locations spanning thirteen States.

The Whitlock Group is a turn-key provider of design, consultation, engineering, integration and service of audiovisual, videoconferencing, video production, broadcast, digital signage and related technologies.

As general manager, McCall will manage the business, sales, financial, administrative and technical operations for the Company’s team of engineers, project managers, programmers, account executives, installation and service specialists in this office location.

McCall has a career that includes over eighteen years of sales, operations and management experience in the audiovisual industry. He previously served as an account executive and later a Regional Vice President of Sales for EIS, a Regional Vice President for the Intellisys Group, the President and COO for HMS Systems and the Vice President of Operations for SPL San Francisco.

McCall graduated from California State University-Long Beach and is a 12-year continuous member of Infocomm International®, the leading non-profit agency serving the professional audiovisual industry.

New reusable grocery bags available

FEED Projects, a socially minded business with hopes of feeding the world, and Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic foods supermarket, have announced that new FEED 100 reusable shopping bags will be available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Each bag purchased for $29.99 will help provide 100 nutritious meals to hungry school age children in Rwanda through the United Nation World Food Program’s (WFP) School Feeding Program.

When a Whole Foods Market customer buys a FEED 100 bag, $10 will be donated to the WFP and the remainder will cover costs of the bag and oversight of the program by the FEED foundation. Whole Foods Market is not making a profit by offering the bags to its shoppers.

Designed solely for Whole Foods Market by former fashion model Lauren Bush, co-founder and CEO of FEED Projects, the FEED 100 reusable bag is made of organic cotton and natural burlap and is produced with a commitment to ensuring fair treatment of workers, livable wages, paid overtime and safe and clean working environments.

It is a lightweight, fresh white tote that collapses easily into its base, which is a zippered rectangular burlap pouch emblazoned with the FEED logo and the number 100.

The FEED 100 reusable shopping bags can be found at all Whole Foods Market stores, including the location at 17991 NE Redmond Way. For more details, visit www.feedprojects.org or www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

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