Flower Mound, TX, March 7, 2013 – Centennial, CO-based The Egg & I Restaurants announces the opening of its 74th restaurant on Monday, March 25th. The restaurant opens at 6:00 a.m., and is located at 2201 Justin Road, Suite 301 at Justin Road (FM 407) and Morriss Road.
On March 24th, the restaurant will donate 100% of all proceeds from its private, pre-opening training day to Communities in Schools of North Texas. Communities In Schools of North Texas' mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The organization will serve almost 4,000 at-risk youth throughout the Academic Year. "We are excited to partner with The Egg & I Restaurant and are grateful for their continued support," says Lori Fickling, Director of Community Relations for Communities in Schools of North Texas.
"We are all very excited about this event to support Communities in Schools and about our new restaurant opening. The Flower Mound community has already welcomed us with open arms and we can't wait to become more involved in our new community and make new friends," said Justin Hill, General Manager of the new The Egg & I Restaurant. "We are also very pleased our restaurant is creating 30 new jobs in Flower Mound."
"The opening of our 74th location is a significant accomplishment for all of us at The Egg & I Restaurants. I want to thank our entire team for their dedication and tireless efforts to ensure we deliver an exceptional guest experience every day in every restaurant," commented Bill Baumhauer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E&I Holdings, Inc., parent company of The Egg & I Restaurants. "We are excited to be opening a new restaurant bringing our award-winning breakfast and lunch entrees to the Flower Mound community."
About The Egg & I Restaurants
The Egg & I Restaurants, headquartered in Centennial, CO, opened its first restaurant in Ft. Collins, CO in 1987. With the openings in Flower Mound, TX and Portland, ME on March 25th there will be 74 company and franchise restaurants operating in 17 states throughout the U.S. The Egg & I Restaurants are casual, full-service, breakfast and lunch restaurants open Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on weekends). Arabica premium high grown coffees, 100% pure-squeezed orange juice, generous portions and creative menu items all combine to make a meal at The Egg & I delicious and memorable. Frittatas, omelettes, whole wheat pancakes, waffles and many delicious "non-egg" and "Smarter Choice" items make up the extensive breakfast and brunch menu. Lunch choices include chef-inspired sandwiches, generous salads and freshly-prepared, homemade soups. Private meeting rooms are available at most locations. The Egg & I Restaurant was recently named for the third year in a row to Technomic's The Future 50 listing, its annual ranking of the fastest-growing concepts between $25 million and $50 million in sales. For further information, visit www.TheEggandIRestaurants.com.
About Communities In Schools of North Texas
Communities In Schools of North Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information on how to get involved with Communities In Schools of North Texas or to find out about other charitable giving events, please visit their website at www.cisnt.org or call 972-350-4773.
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Lewisville, TX (October 23, 2012): Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT) held its 13th annual LINK'D 2 KIDS Charity Golf tournament on Monday, October 22, 2012, at the Lantana Golf Club. The event started with an 8AM shotgun start and ended with a raffle and catered lunch from Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Cuisine. Golfers had a chance to win prizes throughout the event, including a 2012 Mustang to be given out to the lucky golfer who hit a hole in one. Although no one won the car this year, Lori Fickling, tournament coordinator, hopes that golfers will come back and try again next year.
Proceeds from this event benefit Communities In Schools of North Texas, which provides dropout prevention programs for at-risk students in Denton ISD, Lewisville ISD, Little Elm ISD, and Northwest ISD. The event is expected to bring in proceeds of $25,000 from sponsorships, donations, and ticket sales.
CISNT would like to thank the school board members and superintendents from local school districts, as well as several local government officials for participating in this event. We want to thank officials from the University of North Texas for their participation and support as well.
For more information on how to get involved with Communities In Schools of North Texas or to find out about other charitable giving events, please visit their website at www.cisnt.org or call 972-350-4773.
Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT) celebrated its annual Texas Star Gala this past weekend and raised a record amount to further its mission.
More than 325 people joined the staff of CISNT to celebrate the individuals and organizations that contributed their time and money to make this past school year such a huge success. The gala committee, made up completely of volunteers, worked hard to secure sponsorships and donations that allowed CISNT to raise an unprecedented amount over $65,000.
These vital funds will go to support Communities In Schools of North Texas drop-out prevention programs across Denton ISD, Lewisville ISD, Little Elm ISD, and Northwest ISD. Communities In Schools of North Texas serves more than 3,400 students by directly case managing the students identified as the most at risk across the four school districts they serve. The gala is their opportunity to say thank you to all the people whose efforts make a difference in the lives of these students.
More than 1,000 individuals volunteered with CISNT programs this year, and the demand for more volunteers continues to grow.
"We could not do what we do as an agency without the corporate support from the community and the support of individual volunteers," said Dana Smith, CISNT CEO. "This gala provides us the perfect venue to give them recognition and to publicly thank them."
Communities In Schools of North Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
DENTON, TX - Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT) is proud to announce that Connie Kim is the first CISNT employee to have completed the rigorous Site Coordinator Certification Program, the highest professional development offered by the Communities In Schools national office. The program provides the Communities In Schools network with a standard set of best practices in dropout prevention, making Connie Kim even better equipped to serve the students at Rivera Elementary in the Denton Independent School District.
Dana Smith, CISNT Chief Executive Officer, said, "When followed with the highest level of fidelity, the Communities In Schools model is proven to be effective in reducing the dropout rate and increasing on-time graduation rates. Through the Site Coordinator Certification Program, Connie has a larger set of tools to help her better follow this model and support the students of Rivera Elementary."
Kim coordinates several effective programs at Rivera Elementary, including: the Communities In Schools Mentoring Program where students are matched with approximately 20 volunteer mentors and meet each week to work on academic and social skills; Holiday Assistance programs that provide food and basic needs to students during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; Food for Kids weekend backpack feeding programs that serve approximately 70 children each weekend; and Basic Needs in which a clothes closet and school supplies are maintained for students needing that assistance.
The online training program was launched by the Communities In Schools national office in 2010, thanks in part to a generous investment from Pepsi. The certification program involves a set of self-paced online courses designed to increase the knowledge and professionalism of individuals like Kim.
Kim is now one of more than 450 site coordinators who have either been enrolled in or completed the program. By the end of 2014, every site coordinator in the Communities In Schools network will be expected to enroll in the training.
Communities In Schools of North Texas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Bike sharing program to be established at Lewisville's elementary schools
IRVING, TX, FEB. 16, 2012 - GE Capital's Equipment Finance business, based here, has donated children's bicycles to Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT). These bicycles will benefit about 400 children across the Lewisville Independent School District.
CISNT will establish bike clubs in four of Lewisville's elementary schools. As part of its after-school programs, CISNT will provide riding and safety lessons to participating students. The organization, also based in Lewisville, operates school-based dropout prevention programs that will serve more than 3,000 at-risk youths this year.
"We're always trying to find new and creative ways to encourage kids to do their homework," said Dana Smith, CISNT's chief executive officer. "GE Capital's donation enables us to use the bikes as an incentive as well as a fun teaching opportunity."
The bikes were assembled by Equipment Finance and donated to CISNT along with locks and helmets. The ceremony took place yesterday at Lakeland Elementary School's board meeting.
"In the six years we've been involved with CISNT, we've provided skills training, donations and volunteers for a variety of projects," said Diane Cooper, general manager of Equipment Finance and a GE company officer. "We're always glad to support our local communities; this is one facet of being a good corporate citizen."
About Communities In Schools of North Texas
The mission of Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CISNT targets vulnerable populations such as teen parents, gang members, the homeless, those who abuse drugs or alcohol, and those who have incarcerated parents for comprehensive and holistic services designed to help them overcome these barriers and stay in school.
In addition to mentoring, CISNT offers three distinct programs:
• Dropout prevention for children in kindergarten through 12th grade,
• Dropout intervention for children in 6th through 12th grades, and
• 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool programs (2nd-12th grades).
About GE Capital, Equipment Finance
GE Capital, Equipment Finance businesses include Vendor Finance, Dealer Finance, Transportation Finance and Healthcare Financial Services-Equipment Finance. Vendor Finance operates more than 40 programs across multiple collateral types, providing billions of dollars annually to support equipment manufacturers and dealer networks. With long-term relationships and dedicated channel support, Vendor Finance works with small, medium and large enterprises to offer full service solutions including wholesale and retail products as well as cutting-edge account management capabilities.
GE Capital offers consumers and businesses around the globe an array of financial products and services. For more information, visit www.gecapital.com or follow company news via Twitter (@GECapital).
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