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School Dedicated to GuideStar® Board Member, John Elstrott

Deerfield, IL – John Elstrott, a member of GuideStar® Clinical Trials Management’s Board of Directors, was recently honored with the dedication of the John B. Elstrott Elementary School in Dayakaur, Rajasthan, in recognition of his contributions to education and overall life of people in India. Through his position as a board member of Traditional Medicinals, maker of herbal medicinal teas and dietary supplements, Dr. Elstrott championed building three schools in the country suffering from poor educational opportunities.

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Sambazon Opens Its First Açai Café in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

San Clemente, CA – Sambazon, the global leader in the sustainable harvesting of organic açai, has announced the March 2011 opening of its first café in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, southern California.
“It’s been our dream since we started Sambazon over ten years ago to have our own Café where we can share our favorite recipes of açai bowls and smoothies with our customers,” noted  Ryan Black, co-founder of Sambazon with his brother Jeremy. Read more

Louisiana Fund I Announces Sale of Patient Care

Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana Fund One has made its first portfolio company exit.  Joseph F. Lovett, Managing General Partner, announced the sale of its preferred stock investment in Labyrinth Health Care (d/b/a Patient Care). Patient Care has enjoyed tremendous growth to become of the nation’s leading patient advocacy firms, researching and resolving health insurance claims and billing issues, answering benefits questions, helping with appeals for denied claims, making physician appointments and performing other informational services. Patient care assists over 1.5 million patients annually.

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