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Radio Show Host Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Weighs in On U.S. Finalists in Great Barrier Reef Caretaker Contest for Queensland, Australia Tourism Today
BOSTON, March 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A panel which includes nationally syndicated radio show host and travel expert Stephanie Abrams has assembled on behalf of Australia's Tourism Queensland today in Long Beach, California to interface with some of the top U.S. finalists for the position of Caretaker of an island in the Great Barrier Reef in the Best Job in the World Contest. Over 35,000 applications were received from all over the world in the competition for the six-month position which pays the winner US $100,000. The contest is designed to focus attention on Queensland's value to tourists.
State Bank Corp.
State Bank Corp. Announces CEO Retirement and Suspension of Cash Dividend
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz., March 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- State Bank Corp. (OTCBB:SBAZ), the holding company for Mohave State Bank, today announced the retirement of its President & CEO, Ralph E. Tapscott. Mr. Tapscott announced his retirement at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on March 19, 2009. The retirement is effective March 31, 2009. "We want to thank Ralph for his leadership during the past seven years. He guided us through one of the most significant growth periods in the Bank's history. We wish him well in all of his future endeavors," commented James E. Baker, Chairman of the Board. A successor to Mr. Tapscott will be announced by the Board of Directors in the next few weeks.