In the Community - Arthrex.com http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community In the Community en webmaster@arthrex.com Fri, 17 Jul 2020 17:26:03 GMT Fri, 17 Jul 2020 17:26:03 GMT Arthrex.com 60 Arthrex Manufactures and Donates Personal Protective Equipment for Health Care Workers <p>Arthrex is demonstrating its core value of Making People Better through the manufacturing and donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers taking care of patients with the COVID-19 virus.</p> <p> <img alt="PPE" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/2291/2291_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="550" /></p> <p>Arthrex collaborated with medical professionals, local emergency services and health care administrators to assess the biggest needs of the essential workers treating and interacting with patients infected with the virus. The most significant project to date involves the manufacturing of protective face shields and protective hoods.</p> <p>"Everyone here is excited and eager to continue developing products that make our caregivers safer," said AMC Medical Director Paul Hobaica, MD.</p> <p> <img alt="PPE" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/2292/2292_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" /></p> <p>Using 3D printers and manufacturing equipment, Arthrex is now producing up to 2,000 protective face shields per week at AMIE for donation to local hospitals. The high-quality, reusable shields provide full-face protection for health care workers.</p> <p>Arthrex has also started manufacturing transparent plexiglass hoods which can be used to protect health care workers from the virus, especially during intubation, the process of inserting a tube through a patient&rsquo;s mouth into their airway. This is an essential step in placing patients on a ventilator, a standard treatment for patients with severe cases of COVID-19. The hoods decrease the clinicians&rsquo; exposure to the virus and can be disinfected and used for the next patient. They will be donated to hospitals and also be carried in many ambulances. &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="PPE" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/2294/2294_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="450" /></p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s been a total team effort to make this happen,&rdquo; said VP of Global Medical Education Christopher Adams, MD, who collaborated with Arthrex manufacturing leads, the Arthrex Medical Center team, and community clinicians and EMS to ensure the hoods are engineered effectively.</p> <p>&ldquo;We believe these protection hoods will save lives,&rdquo; added Dr. Adams.</p> <p>In March, Arthrex donated hundreds of N95 masks, surgical gowns and protective eyewear to hospitals in Southwest Florida and upstate South Carolina.</p> <p>Additionally, Arthrex has loaned medical grade sterilization units to Lee Health and the North Collier Regional Fire &amp; Rescue District to disinfect the PPE team members are reusing.</p> <p>&ldquo;Thank you to all of the hardworking first responders serving our communities,&rdquo;&nbsp;said Senior Director of Operations David Bumpous. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re pleased to have replenished some&nbsp;supplies and donated sterilization systems to help disinfect their crucially needed equipment.&rdquo;</p> <p>Thank you to each and every Arthrex team member for their contributions to these projects.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="PPE" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/2296/2296_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="450" /> <img alt="PPE" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/2295/2295_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="450" /></p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2020/04/10/arthrex-manufactures-and-donates-personal-protective-equipment-for-health-care-workers Alexa Nargi Arthrex Charitable Championship Raises $20K for Abuse Survivors <form id="aspnetForm" action="/Pages/News/news.aspx" method="post"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md9 ms-u-lg9"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ4" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ4" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_f7d6723e_e437_4571_81ac_c0a4311eaaa0_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_f7d6723e_e437_4571_81ac_c0a4311eaaa0_csr1_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_f7d6723e_e437_4571_81ac_c0a4311eaaa0_csr2_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsBlog"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <p> <img alt="ACC2019" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/2015/2015_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="600" /></p> <p class="ms-Dialog-subText ng-scope">Each year, the Arthrex Charitable Championship (ACC) golf tournament raises money for a nonprofit organization through a day of friendly competition among colleagues.</p> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p>This year&rsquo;s tournament accommodated six more teams and raised our highest amount ever, $20,000, for <a href="http://www.actabuse.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Abuse Counseling &amp; Treatment Inc.</a> (ACT) located in Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1974, ACT has been providing counsel, assistance and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking.</p> <p>The money raised from this year&rsquo;s tournament was much needed for the organization, which had lost a community grant from the City of Fort Myers when the City Council eliminated the grant during the budget process. The loss of those funds had left ACT drastically underfunded.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md9 ms-u-lg9"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ4" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ4" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_f7d6723e_e437_4571_81ac_c0a4311eaaa0_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_f7d6723e_e437_4571_81ac_c0a4311eaaa0_csr1_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_f7d6723e_e437_4571_81ac_c0a4311eaaa0_csr2_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsBlog"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>&ldquo;I was already shocked when the Arthrex team told us they wanted to support ACT with this event, which typically raises around $10,000,&rdquo; said ACT&rsquo;s Community Education and Development Coordinator Meg Dalabes, who attended the event to thank employees for their support and share information about the organization&rsquo;s local impact.</p> <p>&ldquo;When we raised $20,000 on Sunday, I was ecstatic! We know there are so many good causes out there and we&rsquo;re so grateful for this gift.&rdquo;</p> <p>On Sunday, October 13, 184 employees golfed and 10 volunteered for the ACC Tournament, which was held at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples, Florida.</p> <p>The $20,000 raised by Arthrex employees will benefit ACT&rsquo;s two local emergency shelters and its rape crisis center by allowing them to pay staff members and provide necessities for victims and their families, who often leave their situations without any of their belongings.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Domestic and sexual violence are such personal crimes that, unfortunately, touch so many lives,&rdquo; said Meg. &ldquo;ACT is the only rape crisis center in Lee County that&rsquo;s free, confidential and can provide the advocacy and counsel survivors need when they&rsquo;re at their most vulnerable.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img alt="ACC2019" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/2021/2021_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="600" /></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </form> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2019/10/27/arthrex-charitable-championship-raises-20k-for-abuse-survivors Alexa Nargi Arthrex Employees Give Back Through Community Education <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-title">&nbsp;</div> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-excerpt ng-binding">Arthrex believes in Making People Better and some Arthrex employees are applying our core value in the Southwest Florida community by educating local children this summer.</div> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-excerpt ng-binding">&nbsp;</div> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p>Members of the Digital Media and Global Information Services (GIS)<strong>&nbsp;</strong>teams have been sharing their expertise with kids in Collier and Lee Counties throughout June and some of July.</p> <p> <img alt="Community Education 1" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1920/1920_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="640" /></p> <p>&ldquo;We live in a technologically advanced world now,&rdquo; said GIS Security Analyst Deanna Cleary. &ldquo;We have to think about how our actions online could impact us or our families. When you are aware of the risks, it can be much easier to protect yourself.&rdquo;</p> </div> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>Deanna spoke with six Collier County Parks and Recreation summer camps about the importance of staying safe online. Many kids were surprised to learn about the risks involved when they play games on their tablets or access public Wi-Fi and charging stations.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a chance for me to give back,&rdquo; said Deanna. &ldquo;Both my kids have gone to Collier County Parks and Recreation Summer Camp since they were little. Now, my son is in his third year of being a junior leader. It&rsquo;s a great program and I&rsquo;m glad to be part of it.&rdquo;</p> <p>The idea for GIS to speak at the camps first came about when Lean Six Sigma Program Manager&nbsp;Charlie Carpenter&rsquo;s&nbsp;granddaughter, Alexis, applied to be a junior leader. She heard that the camps were looking for speakers and mentioned to Charlie that cybersecurity and safety had been a hot topic at school in the spring.</p> <p>&ldquo;I told Alexis that Deanna was part of a group at Arthrex that works in cybersecurity,&rdquo; said Charlie. Deanna&rsquo;s supervisor, Von Williams, Cybersecurity &amp; Governance manager, said that his team would be happy to help increase awareness. From there, Deanna and Charlie worked with the Graphic Design team to create the camp presentation.</p> <p>&ldquo;I hope that the kids learned how to practice safer internet and computer use,&rdquo; said Deanna. &ldquo;Knowing what to look out for can help keep their private information safe.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Arthrex Digital Media team also gave back this summer by leading activities at Florida Gulf Coast University&rsquo;s fifth&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fgcu.edu/cas/departments/math/coding/">Summer Coding Academy&nbsp;</a>for elementary and middle school students. The team has been helping with the program since it first began and employees look forward to seeing the kids&rsquo; creative ideas each summer.</p> <p>UX Designer&nbsp;Harold Sawal, challenged the elementary students to design solutions that benefit a specific user. For example, one group was assigned a Tyrannosaurus Rex, known for having short arms and difficulty picking things up.</p> <p>&ldquo;The highlight of speaking at the academy is always hearing the kids pitch their design solutions,&rdquo; said Harold. &ldquo;I was never exposed to any curriculum that heavily emphasized STEM [Science Technology Engineering and Math] growing up, and as technology continues to accelerate, the value of nurturing kids&rsquo; interests in these subjects is even more important. Programs like these will help broaden opportunities for them in the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>Senior Manager of Web Development&nbsp;Danny Beard, Software Development Test Engineer&nbsp;Hansel Batista, Digital Media Software Analyst&nbsp;Geoff Todd, Senior Software Developer&nbsp;Mark Brooks&nbsp;and UX Designer Lead&nbsp;Ariel Morejon&nbsp;also worked with the students to help them learn basic coding, how to assemble their own minicomputer using the&nbsp;<a href="https://kano.me/us" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kano Kit</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.python.org/">Python Programming</a>, which is a programming language with applications in data analysis, engineering, medical imaging, 3D programming and astronomy.</p> <p>&ldquo;It feels great being a part of such a meaningful program that introduces new concepts and skills that could ultimately lead to a fulfilling career,&rdquo; said Harold. &ldquo;If we&rsquo;ve inspired at least one of the campers to become a designer or programmer, I think it&rsquo;s a win.&rdquo;</p> <p> <img alt="Community Education 2" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1921/1921_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="640" /></p> <p> <img alt="Community Education 3" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1922/1922_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="640" /></p> </div> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2019/07/28/arthrex-employees-give-back-through-community-education Virginia Lundstrom Arthrex Challenges Students at Annual Hackathon <form id="aspnetForm" action="/HalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal/Lists/News/CustomDisplayForm.aspx?ID=420&amp;Source=https%3A%2F%2Fapps%2D1cdbb884f5fc70%2Earthrexapps%2Ecom%2Fhalvotecappsspnewsportal%2Flists%2Fnews%2Fallitems%2Easpx%3Fsphosturl%3Dhttps%253a%252f%252femployee%252earthrex%252ecom%26splanguage%3Den%252dus%26spclienttag%3D1%26spproductnumber%3D15%252e0%252e4981%252e1002%26spappweburl%3Dhttps%253a%252f%252fapps%252d1cdbb884f5fc70%252earthrexapps%252ecom%252fhalvotecappsspnewsportal%26appversion%3D2018%2E2%2E0%2E21%23inplviewhash52923912%2D96df%2D4e01%2Da6a1%2De7c2035ecc74%3Dwebpartid%253D%257B52923912%2D%2D96df%2D%2D4e01%2D%2Da6a1%2D%2De7c2035ecc74%257D%23InplviewHash52923912%2D96df%2D4e01%2Da6a1%2De7c2035ecc74%3DWebPartID%253D%257B52923912%2D%2D96DF%2D%2D4E01%2D%2DA6A1%2D%2DE7C2035ECC74%257D&amp;ContentTypeId=0x01005A2681426C6E4A3285295F2EE22D282E0044D96CA4EF64F94CBFDC008C0C261916" method="post"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p>Excitement filled the air at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) on January 11 as more than 400 students descended upon the campus for their annual hackathon, sponsored in part by Arthrex California Technology (ACT).</p> SB Hacks is a 36-hour career and science fair hybrid that welcomes students interested in programming to work together to create innovative projects. Once completed, the projects are evaluated by industry professionals and academia who offer feedback and select winners.</div> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content">&nbsp;</div> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>&ldquo;SB Hacks gives students a chance to learn new software languages and technologies in a fun and non-intimidating environment, as opposed to learning through graded assignments,&rdquo; said Electrical Engineer II John Batikian. &ldquo;The students get a chance to try out something that interests them with mentors that can give them insights about the industry.&rdquo;</p> <p>ACT has been a sponsor of the event for the past few years, alongside prominent companies such as LogMeIn, the Google Cloud Platform, Bloomberg and more.</p> <p>The event kicked off with representatives from various companies, including Arthrex, talking to the students about their business and challenging them to solve a unique problem. Software Engineering Manager for I&amp;R Kevin Vallance introduced the students to Arthrex and asked them to create the &ldquo;Best Security Hack.&rdquo; Four student groups decided to tackle ACT&rsquo;s challenge to improve security using their computer programming skills and Synergy cameras.</p> <p>Team Open Sesame created a camera-based door lock to enhance home security. Package Cop was created to eliminate package thieves by using cameras and doorstep theft alerts. Secure Zone uses facial recognition to identify intruders, and lastly, Snap Polls used Snapchat&rsquo;s poll system to enhance security.&nbsp;</p> <p>Kevin, John and Software Engineering Intern Frank Mera evaluated each of the four submissions and decided on the Open Sesame team as the winner. The group of five UCSB and UCLA students used several software languages (Angular, Node JS, OpenCV Library and Google Cloud Server) as well as hardware (RaspberryPi and Arduino) to build a home security system that unlocks doors using facial recognition.</p> <p>&ldquo;The event was a lot of fun, especially judging the projects,&rdquo; said Kevin.&nbsp;&ldquo;It was really interesting to see what all of these talented, young software developers came up with in such short time.&nbsp;We saw some very imaginative projects utilizing some cutting edge technologies.&rdquo;</p> Thanks to the entire ACT team, especially Michelle Norton, Rodrigo Rengifo, John Batikian, Kevin Vallance and Frank Mera for representing Arthrex so positively at the event.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </form> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2019/01/16/arthrex-challenges-students-at-annual-hackathon Alexa Nargi FGCU Students Collaborate with Arthrex on Senior Projects <form id="aspnetForm" action="/Pages/Home/home.aspx" method="post"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg8 ms-u-xl8"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg12"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ5" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ5" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr1_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsSliderLeft"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr2_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-slider ht-newsportal-left-slider"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <p class="ms-Dialog-subText ng-scope"> <img alt="FGCU" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1722/1722_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="650" /></p> <p class="ms-Dialog-subText ng-scope">With graduation only a semester away and project deadlines looming, Florida Gulf Coast University public relations students tackled what was, for many of them, their most lifelike assignment to date: presenting mock public relations campaigns to local companies.</p> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p>The Arthrex Corporate Communications team has been partnering with FGCU Communications and Public Relations Professor Mike Kennedy, MBA, and his senior capstone classes for eight consecutive semesters.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg8 ms-u-xl8"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg12"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ5" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ5" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr1_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsSliderLeft"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr2_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-slider ht-newsportal-left-slider"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <p class="ms-Dialog-subText ng-scope">&ldquo;It's the closest we can get to giving the students the real-world experience of what it's like to be part of a PR firm that has to pitch their own original ideas to a client,&rdquo; said Mike.</p> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p> <img alt="Mountains" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1723/1723_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="440" />At the beginning of the fall semester, the students were split into groups and each assigned a different public relations campaign from Arthrex, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or Artist Bay. Four student groups were tasked with the campaigns suggested by the Arthrex Corporate Communications team: brand recognition, employee relations, education and awareness of the Synergy product line and recruiting.</p> <p>&ldquo;I hope the students gained a true understanding of the public relations field and the knowledge of what it's like to put together a PR campaign from scratch,&rdquo; said Mike. &ldquo;I also hope they recognize how the theories, strategies and specific tactics we've discussed in other classes all come together to solve problems and that they understand the importance of working as a team.&rdquo;</p> <p> <img alt="Mountains" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1726/1726_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="360" />After a few weeks&rsquo; worth of research and brainstorming, the students were invited to visit Arthrex Global Headquarters to better understand the company. They were blown away by the campus, the product showroom, the history and patent walls and the mock Synergy OR.</p> <p>The students presented their completed projects to members of the Corporate Communications team on Wednesday, November 28, after a semester of preparation. The projects incorporated several original ideas, including hosting &ldquo;Interview Arthrex&rdquo; events at job fairs, where job seekers can ask actual employees what it&rsquo;s like to work here, and starting a patient-focused blog on OrthoIllustrated.com that explains what pre- and post-op patients can expect.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg8 ms-u-xl8"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg12"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ5" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ5" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr1_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsSliderLeft"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr2_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-slider ht-newsportal-left-slider"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <p class="ms-Dialog-subText ng-scope">Some other ideas presented by the teams are even underway at Arthrex already, including launching a text messaging informational campaign and offering Synergy products for lease as a more affordable option for hospitals.</p> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p> <img alt="Mountains" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1725/1725_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="450" />&ldquo;Being able to work with actual organizations helped the class understand business processes and the real-life problems that companies face on a daily basis,&rdquo; said Patrick Maguschak, marketing operations support intern at Arthrex and a student in the class.</p> <p>Patrick&rsquo;s group worked on a public relations campaign for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.</p> <p>The Corporate Communications team is looking forward to continuing this partnership and offering feedback for students as they prepare to enter the job market.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our team always looks forward to the student presentations. Their enthusiasm is contagious and we love seeing what they come up with. Working on the campaigns the students present on, it&rsquo;s nice when their suggestions validate or build on things we are doing, and we really listen to their suggestions on how we can improve,&rdquo; said Kate Albers, lead corporate journalist.</p> <p>Congratulations to all of the students for putting together such innovative projects and getting one step closer to graduation.</p> <p> <img alt="Thomas" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1724/1724_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="520" /></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </form> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/12/10/fgcu-students-collaborate-with-arthrex-on-senior-projects Alexa Nargi John Konicek Helps Local Students Make Strides in STEM Education <form id="aspnetForm" action="/HalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal/Lists/News/CustomDisplayForm.aspx?ID=353&amp;Source=https%3A%2F%2Fapps%2D1cdbb884f5fc70%2Earthrexapps%2Ecom%2FHalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal%2FLists%2FNews%2FAllItems%2Easpx%3FSPHostUrl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Femployee%252Earthrex%252Ecom%26SPLanguage%3Den%252DUS%26SPClientTag%3D1%26SPProductNumber%3D15%252E0%252E4981%252E1002%26SPAppWebUrl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fapps%252D1cdbb884f5fc70%252Earthrexapps%252Ecom%252FHalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal%26AppVersion%3D2018%2E2%2E0%2E21%23InplviewHash52923912%2D96df%2D4e01%2Da6a1%2De7c2035ecc74%3DWebPartID%253D%257B52923912%2D%2D96DF%2D%2D4E01%2D%2DA6A1%2D%2DE7C2035ECC74%257D&amp;ContentTypeId=0x01005A2681426C6E4A3285295F2EE22D282E0044D96CA4EF64F94CBFDC008C0C261916" method="post"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p>Supervisor of Research and Development John Konicek is instinctively curious and equally accommodating.</p> <p>&ldquo;Since day one, John has always approached his Arthrex career with a, &lsquo;How can I help?&rsquo; attitude. It&rsquo;s infectious and fosters both a productive and positive working environment,&rdquo; said John&rsquo;s manager, Josh Karnes, senior director of research and Vet Systems/orthobiologics engineering.</p> <p>John doesn&rsquo;t only take this approach with his coworkers. He&rsquo;s also dedicated to helping and sharing his knowledge, developing unique learning opportunities for students and other community groups that visit Arthrex throughout the year.</p> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>For the second year in a row, John hosted eighth grade students from Immokalee Middle School&rsquo;s chapter of the <a href="https://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=SSTRIDE.home">SSTRIDE&copy;</a> program. SSTRIDE, Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence, identifies students interested in science, engineering, math, health and medicine and offers them educational opportunities to assist them in selecting a career path.</p> <p>The 14 students visited Arthrex on Friday, November 16, and John and the Research and Development team were excited to lead them in hands-on activities in the lab.</p> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>&ldquo;When I was their age, I had no idea that anything like this existed,&rdquo; said John, who taught the students how to perform two different ACL repairs using the TightRope<sup>&reg;</sup> fixation system and the GraftLink<sup>&reg;</sup> technique with compressed foam blocks to represent bone.</p> <p>While he was a student at the University of Akron, John worked with the biomechanics lab associated with Akron General Hospital.</p> <p>He said, &ldquo;It was there that I first got a taste of the research side of engineering and knew that it was the direction I wanted my career to take. Now I love sharing the knowledge that I&rsquo;ve gained during my career with others.&rdquo;</p> <p>Educating students about the various career paths they&rsquo;re capable of choosing is important to John, his wife Dyan, who teaches civics at Immokalee Middle School, and many Arthrex employees who volunteer their time with local schools.</p> <p>&ldquo;The job market is competitive and the choices students make regarding educational and training opportunities have a very high likelihood of shaping their future. John&rsquo;s involvement with the SSTRIDE program gives students invaluable opportunities to make better informed decisions about future career paths. We&rsquo;re fortunate to work for Arthrex, and the opportunity only exists due to the skillsets, experience and education that we acquired. John&rsquo;s efforts give students a head start,&rdquo; said Josh.</p> <p>In the research and development lab, the students split into small groups. While John taught his group how to repair an ACL, the other groups of students got a peek into orthobiologics. They saw the Angel<sup>&reg;</sup> system at work, learned to tie and test different knots with suture and screwed knotless anchors into place after threading suture through.</p> <p>The students were eager to try their hands at tying surgical knots and attaching buttons to fixate the ACL repair. John said, &ldquo;They were completely engaged and asked great questions. Plus, a large number of folks on the R&amp;D team love taking part in this event and enjoy sharing their expertise with the SSTRIDE students.&rdquo;</p> <p>John was recently promoted to his supervisory role and is extremely happy to be a part of the R&amp;D team. He added, &ldquo;I can honestly say that many of my best friends work with me each and every day.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </form> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/11/21/john-konicek-helps-local-students-make-strides-in-stem-education Alexa Nargi MarComm Employees Uplifted by Volunteer Day Experience <form id="aspnetForm" action="/Pages/Home/home.aspx" method="post"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg8 ms-u-xl8"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg12"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ5" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ5" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr1_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsSliderLeft"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr2_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-slider ht-newsportal-left-slider"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p> <img alt="MarCommTeam" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1634/1634_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="550" /></p> <p>The Marketing Communications Support Solutions team recently participated in Arthrex&rsquo;s Volunteer Match Day employee benefit, donating their time to brighten the day for patients at the <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/olisano-childrens-hospital-asp/5qqsvl/1415596605">Golisano Children&rsquo;s Hospital</a> in Ft. Myers.</p> <p>Eliana Lopez, Alyssa Gamez, Karen Hazell and Emily Helter set up a variety of arts and craft stations for the children to paint, read and make bracelets and bouncy balls.</p> <p> <img alt="Painting" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1636/1636_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="300" />&ldquo;The hospital staff and children were so appreciative that we took time out to volunteer and donate all unused arts and crafts supplies to the hospital so other children could enjoy them as well,&rdquo; said Marketing Communications Associate Karen Hazel. &ldquo;It felt like a holiday and some children asked if the team would be back the next day. We left the children&rsquo;s hospital feeling inspired and plan to make another visit.&rdquo;</p> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg8 ms-u-xl8"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg12"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ5" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ5" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr1_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsSliderLeft"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr2_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-slider ht-newsportal-left-slider"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>Marketing Communications Associate&nbsp;Emily Helter agreed, &ldquo;Being able to make a child's day just a little bit brighter was extremely rewarding and uplifting. I am grateful that Arthrex allows us to take the time to give back to our community.&rdquo;</p> <p>This is just another example of Arthrex&rsquo;s commitment to the community and Making People Better.&nbsp;Employees can volunteer as a team, like MarComm Solutions,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/04/04/employees-team-up-to-make-the-community-better">Shoulder Arthroplasty</a>&nbsp;or the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/07/13/dex-team-helps-build-a-better-community">DEX team</a>,&nbsp;or use the day to give back to an organization of their choice.</p> <p> <img alt="Hospital" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1638/1638_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="350" /></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </form> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/09/16/marcomm-employees-uplifted-by-volunteer-day-experience Alexa Nargi Medical Education Employees Inspire Future Orthopedic Surgeons <form id="aspnetForm" action="/HalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal/Lists/News/CustomDisplayForm.aspx?ID=236&amp;Source=https%3A%2F%2Fapps-1cdbb884f5fc70%2Earthrexapps%2Ecom%2FHalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal%2FLists%2FNews%2FAllItems%2Easpx%3FSPHostUrl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Femployee%252Earthrex%252Ecom%26SPLanguage%3Den%252DUS%26SPClientTag%3D1%26SPProductNumber%3D15%252E0%252E4981%252E1002%26SPAppWebUrl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fapps%252D1cdbb884f5fc70%252Earthrexapps%252Ecom%252FHalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal%26AppVersion%3D2018%2E2%2E0%2E21%23InplviewHash52923912-96df-4e01-a6a1-e7c2035ecc74%3DWebPartID%253D%257B52923912--96DF--4E01--A6A1--E7C2035ECC74%257D&amp;ContentTypeId=0x01005A2681426C6E4A3285295F2EE22D282E0044D96CA4EF64F94CBFDC008C0C261916" method="post"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p> <img alt="MedEd" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1629/1629_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="600" /></p> <p>Medical Education Clinical Specialists Ryan Shamus and Bethlyn Katz recently had the unique opportunity to present to a younger than normal audience &ndash; third-to-fifth grade students at the IMAG History and Science Center&rsquo;s summer camp in Ft. Myers, FL.</p> <p> <img alt="MedEd2" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1630/1630_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="350" />The camp focused on a &ldquo;Heart and Parts&rdquo; theme for the week and asked Arthrex to put together an activity centered around this theme.</p> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>&ldquo;We started with an interactive question and answer session with the group,&rdquo; said Ryan. &ldquo;We taught the kids about orthopedics and sports medicine as well as anatomy, X-rays and ultrasound technology. We then had them split up into two groups and had a race to see which group could get gowned up like a surgeon in boots, gloves, gowns, hats and masks the fastest.&rdquo;</p> <p>Ryan and Bethlyn also provided the campers with hands-on experiences using bone models, total joint models, Synergy MSK&trade; handheld ultrasound and their favorite part, arthroscopy, where they removed colorful puff balls from a soft knee and shoulder using a real arthroscope and instruments.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We were very impressed with their skill level in arthroscopy, but more with their excitement about medicine and learning,&rdquo; he said. Bethlyn and I had a great time at the event and hope that we inspired a few orthopedic surgeons in the bunch!&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </form> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/09/06/medical-education-employees-inspire-future-orthopedic-surgeons Alexa Nargi Arthrex Employees Support Largest Back to School Bonanza Yet <form id="aspnetForm" action="/Pages/Home/home.aspx" method="post"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg8 ms-u-xl8"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg12"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ5" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ5" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr1_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsSliderLeft"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr2_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-slider ht-newsportal-left-slider"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div> <div> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p> <img alt="Volunteers" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1583/1583_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="400" /></p> <p>Arthrex employees helped local foster families prepare for the new school year at the Back to School Bonanza on August 4. The annual event is hosted by <a href="https://friendsoffosterchildren.net/">Friends of Foster Children Forever</a> (FFCF), an organization dedicated to helping Collier County&rsquo;s foster children reach their full potential through education and enrichment.</p> <p> <img alt="Volunteers2" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1577/1577_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="400" />The Back to School Bonanza provides foster children and their siblings with brand new backpacks, sneakers, notebooks, uniforms, haircuts and even vision and dental exams before the kids go back to school in the fall. This year, FFCF partnered with 19 local companies and organizations to gather supplies and vouchers for free tutoring and after-school programs.</p> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay ht-item-popup-shown"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ms-Grid"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg8 ms-u-xl8"> <div class="ms-Grid-row"> <div class="ms-Grid-col ms-u-sm12 ms-u-md12 ms-u-lg12"> <div class="ms-webpart-zone ms-fullWidth"> <div id="MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ5" class="s4-wpcell-plain ms-webpartzone-cell ms-webpart-cell-vertical ms-fullWidth "> <div class="ms-webpart-chrome ms-webpart-chrome-vertical ms-webpart-chrome-fullWidth "> <div id="WebPartWPQ5" class="ms-WPBody noindex ms-wpContentDivSpace "> <div id="ctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr"> <div id="ngCustomAppctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr1_Results" class="ht-newsportal ng-scope" data-automation-id="NewsSliderLeft"> <div id="ngCustomControllerctl00_ctl46_g_4c3c771a_d800_4871_95b9_e2e1a3dd5cf4_csr2_Results" class="ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-slider ht-newsportal-left-slider"> <div class="ms-Dialog ng-isolate-scope ms-Dialog--multiline"> <div class="ms-Dialog-main"> <div class="ms-Dialog-inner ng-scope"> <div class="ms-Dialog-content ng-scope"> <div id="newsPopupContent" class="ng-scope"> <div> <div> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>More than 30 Arthrex employees volunteered at the event by helping families navigate the fair and serving snacks and desserts to the kids. Many employees even recruited family members to volunteer with them.</p> <p>CSV Analyst III&nbsp;Michael Falco&nbsp;who volunteered at the event said, &ldquo;I loved it. There was a pure feeling of community and it made me so proud to be a part of Arthrex.&rdquo;</p> <p>Arthrex has been the main sponsor of the event since it began in 2014. This was the largest so far with more than 350 children registered.&nbsp;</p> <p>Maria Bustamante, Ready for 5 liaison, said on behalf of FFCF, &ldquo;I cannot express how grateful we are that we have such wonderful volunteers on our side. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.&rdquo;</p> <p> <img alt="Volunteers3" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1578/1578_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="550" /></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </form> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/08/12/arthrex-employees-support-largest-back-to-school-bonanza-yet Alexa Nargi DEX Team Helps Build a Better Community <form id="aspnetForm" action="/HalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal/Lists/News/CustomDisplayForm.aspx?ID=184&amp;Source=https%3A%2F%2Fapps%2D1cdbb884f5fc70%2Earthrexapps%2Ecom%2FHalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal%2FLists%2FNews%2FAllItems%2Easpx%3FSPHostUrl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Femployee%252Earthrex%252Ecom%26SPLanguage%3Den%252DUS%26SPClientTag%3D1%26SPProductNumber%3D15%252E0%252E4981%252E1002%26SPAppWebUrl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fapps%252D1cdbb884f5fc70%252Earthrexapps%252Ecom%252FHalvotecAppsSPNewsPortal%26AppVersion%3D2018%2E2%2E0%2E21%23InplviewHash52923912%2D96df%2D4e01%2Da6a1%2De7c2035ecc74%3DWebPartID%253D%257B52923912%2D%2D96DF%2D%2D4E01%2D%2DA6A1%2D%2DE7C2035ECC74%257D&amp;ContentTypeId=0x01005A2681426C6E4A3285295F2EE22D282E0044D96CA4EF64F94CBFDC008C0C261916" method="post"> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content"> <p> <img alt="DEXTeam" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1639/1639_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="550" /></p> <p>We&rsquo;re excited to highlight the Distal Extremities (DEX) team of engineers and project managers and their commitment to Making People Better during a build day with Habitat for Humanity on June 27. The team of 22 split into groups that worked on different projects: painting, spackling, laying tile and removing and repairing a roof damaged by Hurricane Irma.&nbsp;</p> <p>The DEX team was in search of a team-building event when Senior Director of Engineering Karen Gallen suggested a Habitat build day.</p> <p> <img alt="DEX2" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1640/1640_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />&ldquo;There was an overwhelming response to it,&rdquo; said Karen, &ldquo;During the event, it was nice seeing everyone working together to accomplish a goal. Most of the tasks that needed to be done were not things we do every day, so it was enjoyable seeing the group help each other.&rdquo;</p> <div id="s4-workspace" class="ms-core-overlay"> <div id="s4-bodyContainer"> <div id="contentRow"> <div id="contentBox" aria-live="polite" aria-relevant="all"> <div id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"> <div class="ng-scope"> <div class="customnewform"> <div class="ng-binding"> <div class="valuecontent"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-slider ng-scope"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-left"> <div class="ht-newsportal-popup-content ht-newsportal-textUnderSlider"> <p>Senior Director of Product Management for Distal Extremities&nbsp;Pete Denove&nbsp;helped paint and lay tile floors. He shared, &ldquo;The entire team had fun and realized that, even in one morning, we can make a difference if we&rsquo;re lending a hand.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="DEX3" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1641/1641_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="230" />The DEX team worked on four different houses during their half-day of volunteering, making a significant impact to the organization and the homeowners. More teams, including the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/04/04/employees-team-up-to-make-the-community-better">Shoulder Arthroplasty team this past spring</a>, have been dedicating their team-building events to volunteer work and reflecting our core values in the community.</p> <p>DEX Product Management Specialist&nbsp;Carolyn Brunner&nbsp;led a group who helped caulk, spackle nail insets and paint the doors and baseboards in one of the homes. She reflected on the event, saying, &ldquo;We had a blast even in the heat of the summer. It&rsquo;s an awesome feeling to be a part of an amazing organization that helps so many in our community!&rdquo;</p> <p>Karen shared that the DEX team is already eager to work with Habitat for Humanity again. Pete added, &ldquo;The Habitat folks seemed really appreciative of the extra help, so that makes it even more rewarding for us.&rdquo;</p> <p>We&rsquo;re proud to have employees who are committed to improving our community. Thank you to the DEX team for braving the summer heat to make a positive impact!</p> <p> <img alt="DEX4" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1643/1643_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="400" /></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </form> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/07/13/dex-team-helps-build-a-better-community Alexa Nargi Arthrex Inspires the Next Generation at CareerQuest <p>Arthrex President and Founder Reinhold Schmieding spoke to nearly 300 students from Seacrest Country Day School and other Collier County schools as the keynote speaker at CareerQuest on March 27. The program brings high school students together with professionals so they can learn more about specific careers before they go to college.</p> <p>Schmieding shared how he discovered his passion when he saw a table with orthopedic instruments at a career fair and later went on to start Arthrex out of his apartment in Munich&rsquo;s Olympic Village in 1981. He told the group, &ldquo;Follow your passion and find out what you&rsquo;re good at. That way it&rsquo;s not a job anymore, it&rsquo;s a hobby. Commit yourself and you&rsquo;ll be happy.&rdquo;</p> <p>Seacrest Country Day Senior Isaac Wilkinson said Schmieding&rsquo;s speech was inspiring, especially because he wants to be an orthopedic surgeon one day. Isaac said, &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve already had a chance to shadow a surgeon and seeing&nbsp;Mr. Schmieding speak has made the field even more fascinating to me.&rdquo;</p> <p>Senior Savannah Harpster has an interest in biomedical engineering and is hoping to get an internship at Arthrex this summer. She said, "I really like how Mr.&nbsp;Schmieding emphasized how well they treat their employees and it really makes it seem like a company I'd want to work for, especially since it's based in Naples. That's where I grew up, I'd love to come back here and work there.&rdquo;</p> <p> <img alt="JohnSchmieding" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1459/1459_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="310" />&nbsp; <img alt="DennisOKeefe" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1460/1460_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="310" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Following Schmieding&rsquo;s keynote presentation, Senior Vice President of Legal John Schmieding and Senior Director of Corporate Communications Dennis O&rsquo;Keefe spoke to a group of 65 students about the legal aspects of starting a business and the wide variety of internship and co-op opportunities available at Arthrex.&nbsp;They explained that although Arthrex is an orthopedic company, it takes many different teams to run the business&mdash;everything from machining to accounting to website design. Later, students participated in small group breakout sessions with local professionals where they could learn more about specific careers.</p> <p>Seacrest&rsquo;s Director of College Counseling Amy Feins is proud of how the program has grown over the past four years. &ldquo;For these students, it&rsquo;s all about the connections with professionals, connections that can lead to internships,&rdquo; she said. &nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/04/13/arthrex-inspires-the-next-generation-at-careerquest Alexa Nargi Employees Team Up for Habitat for Humanity <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; <img alt="ShoulderArthroplastyTeam" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1455/1455_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="550" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We&rsquo;re proud to highlight our employees&rsquo; commitment to the community, like the Shoulder Arthroplasty Development team&rsquo;s volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity at the end of March. For the past three years, the Shoulder Arthroplasty Development team (which includes product management and engineering) has been using Arthrex&rsquo;s unique, paid &ldquo;Volunteer Day&rdquo; benefit as a group to inspire teamwork while helping others. Fifteen team members volunteered on Friday, March 30 to help build a house with Habitat for Humanity.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="HabitatBuildDay" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1456/1456_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="270" />Greg Guederian, Shoulder Arthroplasty Engineering Manager, shared, &ldquo;Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is such a great team building experience. It provides the perfect environment for us to all work together and to interact with team members that we might not usually work closely with. Plus, we get to give back.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The team painted houses during the last two years&rsquo; volunteer days, but this year, they helped earlier in the construction process by framing a house.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Associate Product Engineer Alex Rodriguez, who helps organize the event with Habitat for Humanity, shared &ldquo;Volunteering has always been a passion of mine and I believe doing it together is a great tool for team building. It allows us to collaborate in a fun, outdoor environment and create memorable experiences together that improve relationships and enhance the level of communication, efficiency and productivity in the office.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks to the Shoulder Arthroplasty Development team for reflecting Arthrex&rsquo;s community mission of Making People Better!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="ShoulderArthroplastyTeam" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1457/1457_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/04/04/employees-team-up-to-make-the-community-better Alexa Nargi President and Founder's Entrepreneurial Story Inspires Students to Pursue STEM Career Paths <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">While traditional job shadow programs bring students into the workplace, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida&rsquo;s Reverse Job Shadow Day recently brought our area&rsquo;s business leaders to Barron High School. Arthrex President and Founder Reinhold Schmieding<strong>&nbsp;</strong>presented to the school&rsquo;s 450&nbsp;<a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/2018-02-16/5b5st3/1376875130">National Academy Foundation</a>&nbsp;(NAF) junior and senior students as well as teachers, administrators and community partners.</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">As the keynote speaker, Reinhold shared his personal experiences by walking students through his background, gave inspiring advice for how to succeed and showcased how Arthrex became the leader in sports medicine it is today.</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">"I loved sports and lettered in tennis, hockey, soccer, golf and track and field in high school," he said. "That was the beginning of my interest in sports medicine. In addition, everyone in my family has a medical background &ndash; most are physicians, so there was an unspoken destiny of the Schmieding family to go into medicine."</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">While attending Michigan State University, Reinhold played on the varsity golf team, took pre-med, physiology and engineering courses. He said when he went to a career fair, it all came together for him and he discovered his passion.</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT"> <img alt="Reinhold's drafting table" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1452/1452_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />"I saw a small table with orthopedic implants and I couldn&rsquo;t believe something that cool could be related to medicine and engineering. I was so fascinated by that. After graduating, I took a job in sales for that orthopedic medical device company and three months later, they asked me to move to Germany. That was my break, frankly. I had that medical knowledge through studying physiology, the work experience and I had learned German in high school and college. All of a sudden, I found myself in Germany as one of three people starting up a new subsidiary."</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">After building his experience for three years and honing his niche in helping orthopedic surgeons find solutions to difficult cases, Reinhold decided to start his own company out of his apartment in the Olympic Village in Munich.</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">"This gave me the experience and the confidence to start a new business," he said. "I began Arthroscopy Excision Instruments (before shortening the company&rsquo;s name to Arthrex) without any outside financing in a market that didn&rsquo;t exist yet &ndash; arthroscopic surgery."</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">On his drafting table in his apartment, Reinhold designed some of the very first tools to resect the meniscus in the knee without having to open the joint. He says he keeps the drafting table in his office to this day "as a reminder to remain humble and grounded."&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">One student said, "There were many things that stuck out in Mr. Schmieding&rsquo;s presentation, but when he spoke about the small desk in his apartment that he started his business on, that really grabbed my attention. It was truly inspiring to hear how far he has come with his hard work and support system surrounding him. It was an experience I am very grateful to have had."</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">The presentation also helped students understand how products developed in their hometown of Naples are helping their family members and even their favorite athletes recover from sports injuries. Reinhold proudly told the students how Arthrex innovations helped&nbsp;<a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/l/23462/2018-03-12/5cg8y5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson</a>, a member of Team USA Hockey, with a shoulder issue, allowing her to continue to play and bring home the gold medal from the 2018 Winter Olympics last month.</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">Reinhold&rsquo;s presentation resonated with the students who shared messages of appreciation such as, "I would like to thank Mr. Schmieding for coming to talk to us at the reverse job shadow. It was truly inspiring to hear his story of starting Arthrex and his entrepreneurial success. Arthrex treats its employees with great care. I hope to one day work for a company like it."</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">Another student noted, "I have always aspired to be in the medical field to help people. Mr. Schmieding&rsquo;s presentation made me realize that there are many ways to do this, even outside of becoming a doctor. A surgeon isn&rsquo;t a surgeon without his scalpel and other tools. Someone has to design and create the tools that are used every day in the operating room. I thought every part of his presentation had purpose and gave me more insight into potential occupations."</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">Ian Sharp, director of the Biomedical Academy at Barron Collier High School agreed, "We were all very impressed with Reinhold&rsquo;s presentation about Arthrex. It&rsquo;s so important for the students to see an outlook on other careers in the biomedical industry that play important roles in companies like Arthrex. It&rsquo;s my job to inspire as many students as possible each day, but events like this help them channel their passion for STEM careers."</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT"> <img alt="panel discussion" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1453/1453_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />The Reverse Job Shadow Day also included a panel discussion in which local medical professionals, a Florida Gulf Coast University pre-med student and Arthrex&rsquo;s Director of HR and Organizational Development&nbsp;Mike Booseshared advice and answered questions from the students.</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">Courtney Stahlman, manager of curriculum and instruction for the county&rsquo;s high schools, said about Mike&rsquo;s contributions on the panel, "I have worked with Mike Boose before in many different capacities and I always find what he has to say to the students to be extremely beneficial. He emphasizes the importance of foundational skills and how internships, work-based learning opportunities and networking activities really help students gain the skills needed in the work environment."  </p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">Sydney Reithman, program manager for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, summed the event up best when she said, "What students found most inspiring was hearing the story of Reinhold&rsquo;s journey to success at Arthrex. Not many students have the opportunity to hear from such a profound business leader that has established such a successful company in their own community, but with this event, I believe it helped students realize just how achievable their goals can be. On behalf of JA, we sincerely thank Reinhold and all other Arthrex participants for taking the time to speak to the students at this JA-sponsored event. We look forward to partnering with Arthrex again next year."</p> <p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/04/02/president-and-founders-entrepreneurial-story-inspires-students-to-pursue-stem-career-paths Danielle Batsios Employee Spotlight: Executive Chef Blum Takes on Make a Wish Mac n’ Cheese Challenge <p> <img alt="ArthrexBooth" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1431/1431_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />What&rsquo;s better than cooking some delicious comfort food? Cooking some delicious comfort food for a cause! Arthrex Executive Chef William Blum did exactly that during the 2<sup>nd</sup> annual Make a Wish Mac n&rsquo; Cheese Challenge on March 4, where chefs from area businesses competed in a cook off to benefit <a href="http://sfla.wish.org/">Make a Wish of Southern Florida</a>.</p> <p>Chef Blum competed against 11 other chefs to prepare the tastiest and most creative mac &lsquo;n cheese. For an innovative twist on the classic, Chef Blum decided to make mac n&rsquo; cheese &ldquo;bombs.&rdquo; He shared, &ldquo;I modeled our mac n&rsquo; cheese bombs after molten lava chocolate cakes. I used cavatappi pasta with a fontina cream sauce. We cooled down the mixture and formed it into small balls. We stuffed the balls with fontina cheese cubes and breaded them individually. We then fried the balls and served them with a fontina cheese sauce, grated parmigiano reggiano and sliced scallions.&rdquo;</p> <p>The mac n&rsquo; cheese bombs won the event&rsquo;s social media award for the &ldquo;Prettiest Pasta&rdquo; and came in second place overall. The Ritz-Carlton of Naples&rsquo; chef placed first with a Peruvian take on mac n&rsquo; cheese and Pelican Larry&rsquo;s took home third place for its barbequed pork mac n&rsquo; cheese. The event was such a success that enough money was raised to grant a life-changing wish for a Southwest Florida child.</p> <p><a href="http://www.winknews.com/2018/03/04/challenge-bring-cheesy-eats-swfl/">Check out Chef Blum&rsquo;s interview and his mac n&rsquo; cheese bombs on WINK news.</a></p> <p> <img alt="MacnCheeseBombs" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1421/1421_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="170" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/03/09/employee-spotlight-executive-chef-blum-takes-on-make-a-wish-mac-n-cheese-challenge Alexa Nargi Leadership Collier Visits Arthrex for Commerce Day <p> <img alt="LeadershipCollierVisitsArthrex" class="pull-none" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1409/1409_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="550" /></p> <p>Arthrex was pleased to welcome this year's Leadership Collier class to its global headquarters in Naples recently as host of the program&rsquo;s annual Commerce Day, which gave participants a unique glimpse into the current business landscape and drivers of economic development in Collier County.</p> <p>President and Founder Reinhold Schmieding presented to the group of 50 local leaders about Arthrex&rsquo;s history and&nbsp;its impact in the community as a global company.</p> <p>Corporate Communications Manager Lisa Gardiner, a 2017 Leadership Collier graduate, served as one of the Commerce Day chairs, helping to organize the visit, which included a tour and a hands-on activity in the Arthrex Research Lab. Each year, one Arthrex employee joins the Leadership Collier class and takes part in the program&rsquo;s 10 sessions to fully immerse its participants in facets of local government, health care, human services, education, economic development, arts and media.</p> <p> <img alt="WilliamBlum" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1410/1410_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="130" />Arthrex&rsquo;s current Leadership Collier participant, Executive Chef William Blum, said about the event, &ldquo;The class could not stop talking about how impressed they were with Arthrex. For me, the whole experience was enlightening. I am almost always behind the scenes, supporting groups, events and employees. Attending Leadership Collier&rsquo;s Commerce Day at Arthrex allowed me to experience our company from a different perspective, as an attendee, and it was FANTASTIC! Every phase of the day was exceptional. The planners, servers, speakers (especially Reinhold), the tour and the interactions we had with various employees, exceeded all of our expectations.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="https://www.napleschamber.org/leadership.html">Learn more</a> about Leadership Collier, its foundation and other programs for community leaders.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/02/16/leadership-collier-visits-arthrex-for-commerce-day Alexa Nargi The Synergy Team Joins Google and Amazon in Challenging Student Programmers at SB Hacks <p> <img alt="SBHacksWinners" class="pull-none" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1396/1396_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="550" /></p> <p>Employees from the Synergy team at Arthrex California Technology (ACT) sponsored and participated in the 4th&nbsp;annual <a href="https://www.sbhacks.com/">SB Hacks</a>, a 36-hour career and science fair hybrid event organized by the University of California at Santa Barbara. SB Hacks brings creative programming students from around the country together to collaborate and compete on projects that are evaluated by industry professionals.<br />&nbsp;<br />The Arthrex Synergy team joined&nbsp;tech companies like&nbsp;Google, Amazon, LogMeIn, AppFolio and Lockheed Martin in presenting unique challenges to the programmers. <img alt="SynergyatSBHacks" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1397/1397_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="350" /> Arthrex employees told the students about the Synergy&trade; product line&nbsp;and challenged teams of programmers to create the &ldquo;Best Touchless Gesture User Interface.&rdquo; Five teams submitted projects for the challenge and competed for the $500 first-place prize. The teams used augmented reality (AR) with motion sensors, machine learning and gesture recognition for their projects.<br /><br />The winning team was a group of UCLA students who used an Oculus (virtual reality headset) and a Leap Motion Sensor to create an AR environment that allowed them to manipulate an object in virtual space.<br /><br />"This allows you to see your hands in&nbsp;the virtual space interacting with the&nbsp;pure&nbsp;virtual object," explained&nbsp;Noah Daniels, director of software engineering.&nbsp;"An interesting use case for us could be a virtual <a href="http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/imaging-resection/arthrobox">Arthro<em>Box</em>&trade;</a> triangulation training tool&nbsp;that could allow surgeons to use a variety of tools in a virtualized environment."<br /><br />Noah&nbsp;shared, &ldquo;Not only were the technical results of the event spectacular, we also had several students express interest in summer internships as well as a few full-time positions.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2018/02/06/the-synergy-team-joins-google-and-amazon-in-challenging-student-programmers-at-sb-hacks Alexa Nargi WGCU/PBS Kids Reading Nooks Open Thanks to Arthrex's Support <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img alt="ArthrexSupportsReadingNooks" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1266/1266_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="400" /></p> <p>Five Southwest Florida libraries are now home to WGCU Public Media/PBS Reading Nooks thanks to support from Arthrex. The libraries include Ft. Myers Beach Library, East Naples Library, Barron Library in Labelle, FL, Glades County Library in Moore Haven, FL and Mid-County Regional Library in Port Charlotte, FL.<strong>&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> The WGCU and PBS Kids Reading Nooks give children the opportunity to increase their literacy skills with fun, engaging multimedia resources in an inviting area to read, learn and play.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Director of Recruiting Connie Byrne and Recruiting Associate Alyssa Norus attended the East Naples Library&rsquo;s WGCU/PBS Kids Reading Nook grand opening event last week and shared, &ldquo;We&rsquo;re proud to support community-based educational programs like WGCU&rsquo;s PBS Kids Reading Nooks and are excited to see the impact this program will make on local children,&rdquo; says Connie Byrne, Arthrex&rsquo;s Our dedication to Making People Better around the globe starts right here in Southwest Florida.&rdquo;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/11/17/wgcupbs-kids-reading-nooks-open-thanks-to-arthrexs-support Alexa Nargi Team Arthrex Supports Collier County Heart Walk <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img alt="HeartWalk" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1267/1267_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="500" /></p> <p>We're proud&nbsp;to announce that in addition to our "Life is Why"&nbsp;year-round sponsorship of the American Heart Association, Team Arthrex raised a total of $6,388 for the Collier Heart Walk on November 4, surpassing our&nbsp;goal of $2,500! Nearly 40 employees, family members and even dogs walked through downtown Naples to promote heart healthy lifestyles while representing Arthrex.<br /><br /></p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/11/17/team-arthrex-supports-collier-county-heart-walk Alexa Nargi Arthrex Employees Participate in Annual Moe's Corporate Run <p> <img alt="MoesRun" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1216/1216_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="600" /></p> <p>Arthrex employees and their families joined the community at the annual Moe&rsquo;s Corporate Run on October 5. The 3-mile run/walk gave employees from local companies a fun opportunity to be physically active with their families and co-workers. Each runner&rsquo;s registration fee benefits the Shelter for Abused Women and Children and the Collier Harvest Foundation.<br /><br /> <img alt="Karina Westberry" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1217/1217_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="175" />More than 100 employees registered for the race, making Arthrex the company with the most participants. Medical Education Coordinator Karina Westberry came in first place in the women&rsquo;s category, clocking in at 22 minutes and 38 seconds!&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/10/16/arthrex-employees-participate-in-annual-moes-corporate-run Alexa Nargi Arthrex Employees Go Casual For a Cause <p> <img alt="LeeDenimDay" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1223/1223_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="470" /></p> <p>Employees celebrated Lee Denim Day on October 6 to show&nbsp;their support for the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer by wearing denim with pink or their favorite jersey. With a $5&nbsp;donation to the society, employees received a pink ribbon pin to signify their support and raise awareness. We're proud to help fight for the cure.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="LeeDenimDay" class="pull-leftt" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1224/1224_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/10/16/arthrex-employees-go-casual-for-a-cause Alexa Nargi Employee Inspired to Volunteer for Junior Achievement <p> <img alt="DaianeCabejoLopes" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1038/1038_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" /> &ldquo;What can I do to help?&rdquo; That&rsquo;s what GIS Business Analyst III Daiane Cabejo-Lopes asked herself after reading about Arthrex's commitment to the dedicated students of the Junior Achievement (JA) Program featured in a recent employee newsletter. Daiane answered that question by becoming a JA volunteer, working once a week with 25 fifth grade students from Osceola Elementary School through the <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/-INSTANCE-abcd-articleId-19346/4m878g/1323615443">JA Our Nation<sup>&reg;</sup></a> program. Students are learning about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness over the span of five sessions led by Daiane.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Daiane has always been active in the community, especially when it comes to business-related educational opportunities. Having previously volunteered in Brazil with high school students who were learning about business operations, Junior Achievement was a natural fit. She shared, &ldquo;I love giving kids a chance to learn this material. If another professional was going into my son&rsquo;s class to teach him the same sort of real-world material, I know I would appreciate it.&rdquo;</p> <p>Junior Achievement&rsquo;s programs give professionals every tool they need to make a positive impact on the students. Each session has a workbook and structured activities that teach kids the relevant vocabulary and help them retain what they learn in class.<br /> <br /> Daiane said, &ldquo;JA encourages volunteers to introduce themselves and share a little bit about their backgrounds, that way you can tie your individual experience into the lesson plans and make it really genuine.</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img alt="JAPoster" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1039/1039_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="400" /></p> <p>"I love my work with Junior Achievement because the kids are bright and always eager to learn. Since it only requires one hour-long session per week, it makes getting involved very easy. We are part of a good company and our products directly impact people&rsquo;s lives, so we should show people who we are. Volunteering is part of our culture.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> To learn more about volunteering with JA, <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/volunteer-/4m878j/1323615443">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/05/30/employee-inspired-to-volunteer-for-junior-achievement Alexa Nargi Employee Captures Veterans' Pride During Honor Flight <p> <img alt="HonorFlightMay2017" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1029/1029_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="600" /></p> <p>This Memorial Day holds a special meaning for Photography Retoucher Deanna Sakal after taking part in her third Collier County Honor Flight mission on May 13 for 72 WWII and Korean War veterans. Honor Flight provides veterans with a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the National World War II Memorial and other memorials in the nation&rsquo;s capital.<br /> <br /> <img alt="DeannaSakal" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1028/1028_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" /> Deanna had the privilege of capturing the emotion and pride these veterans felt as the volunteer photographer&nbsp;for the flight. With a long military history in her family, her support of veterans is very personal.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Both of my grandfathers served in WWII, my uncle served on an aircraft carrier in the Navy, my dad is a Vietnam Army veteran and my husband enlisted in the Army right out of high school, serving a year in Afghanistan,&rdquo; said Deanna. &ldquo;These flights mean so much to the veterans, and the stories they share are endless. I love that I get to give back to these heroes by capturing and sharing the events of the day. My favorite part of these missions is seeing the number of people who want to welcome and celebrate the veterans as they arrive in D.C. and return home.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Arthrex sponsors many Honor Flights throughout the year with the Collier County chapter, which raises funds for the flights and connects veterans with guardians to help them during their flight. Many Arthrex employees have welcomed veterans back from their flights at local airports and supported missions as guardians.<br /> <br />Arthrex is proud to honor our veterans and the many employees in our company who have served in the military. Thank you for your service!<br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;d like to volunteer your time as an Honor Flight guardian or join part in the &ldquo;Welcome Home&rdquo; events for one of the next Honor Flight missions on September 23 or October 21, learn more <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/volunteers/4lk79q/1322165611">here</a> and call 239-777-9295 or email <a href="mailto:colliercountyhonorflight@gmail.com">colliercountyhonorflight@gmail.com</a> to get involved.<br /> <br /> To view more photos from the Honor Flight courtesy of Deanna, <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/p403076941/4lk79s/1322165611">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/05/22/employee-captures-veterans-pride-during-honor-flight Alexa Nargi Arthrex and American Heart Association Help Inspire Healthy Hearts Through Art <p> <img alt="ContestWinners" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1030/1030_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="600" /></p> <p>Congratulations to the five talented student artists who won this year&rsquo;s American Heart Association poster contest, sponsored by Arthrex.&nbsp;This year, more than 200 students participated from five&nbsp;elementary schools in Lee and Collier Counties. Members of the Arthrex Charitable Committee selected the&nbsp;winners, each receiving&nbsp;a 16" x 20" print of their artwork on a canvas, recognition by their teachers and principals and a basket of art supplies provided by Arthrex.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/05/22/arthrex-and-american-heart-association-help-inspire-healthy-hearts-through-art Alexa Nargi Team Arthrex Takes First Place in Canoe Race for Charity <p> <img alt="JeromeAndNick" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1021/1021_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="500" /></p> <p>Senior Research &amp; Development Designer Jerome Gulvas and Senior Arthroplasty Product Manager Nick Metcalfe paddled their way into first place in the VIP Tippy Canoe one-mile sprint at Naples&rsquo; <em>Back to the Future</em> themed 41<sup>st</sup> Annual Great Dock Canoe Race on May 6, 2017.<br /> <br /> Jerome and Nick raced in the carbon fiber &ldquo;Arthrex Power&rdquo; canoe, finishing in first place for the first time since Team Arthrex&rsquo;s back-to-back wins in 2013 and 2014. &nbsp; <img alt="ArthrexPowerCanoe" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/1022/1022_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" />Jerome, a Canoe Race veteran shared, &ldquo;The canoe race tradition is a great time, a great race and it&rsquo;s for a great cause. It&rsquo;s nice to have these types of events that are not only a lot of fun, but also very charitable. We are very fortunate to work for an amazing company that helps continue that.&rdquo;</p> <p><br /> Arthrex has been a proud sponsor of the Great Dock Canoe Race for years, a Naples tradition that began in 1977 and now attracts about 1,500 people each year. This year&rsquo;s charitable beneficiary was <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/2017-05-15/4lc2yq/1320287221">Youth Haven</a>, which&nbsp;has provided shelter, child and family counseling and preventative programs to strengthen families in Collier County for more than 40 years.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/05/16/team-arthrex-takes-first-place-in-canoe-race-for-charity Alexa Nargi High School Students Visit Arthrex to Better Engineer Their Futures <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="JAPanel" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/999/999_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="550" /></p> <p>Arthrex recently hosted a group of students with the NAF (National Academy Foundation) Engineering Academy at Palmetto Ridge High School as part of Junior Achievement (JA) of Southwest Florida&rsquo;s Job Shadow Program. Product Manager Rick Taft (who organized the visit), Product Engineer Associate Joshua Michalik, Medical Visualization Supervisor Patrick Eckhold and Medical Education Manager Tim Thompson presented to the students about their roles at Arthrex and how they each contribute to the product development process and helping surgeons treat their patients better. The students also participated in a hands-on activity with real Arthrex devices.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Josh said, &ldquo;There are so many different opportunities at Arthrex. We talked through every discipline and how they can start aligning themselves with the requirements in job listings as they work through school.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Each speaker stressed the importance of students creating their own, unique paths to success and the students left Arthrex with a better understanding of how to target their studies toward a future career in engineering. Nick Garcia, a student in the JA program, shared, &ldquo;Today helped me understand the job market for this field, and how not everyone comes in with the exact same background. The hands-on activity was also different from anything else we&rsquo;ve done.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> John Telischak, program manager at JA, shared, &ldquo;I was so impressed that the professionals took time out of their day to speak to us and reflect on their own career paths with the students. It made me wish I had done something like this when I was in high school. I want to thank them and all of Arthrex for making this visit possible.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Arthrex is proud to support educative programs with organizations such as JA to provide its future workforce with positive experiences to learn and grow. To learn more about JA, <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/2017-05-01/4ktn9b/1317755345">click here</a>.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/05/01/high-school-students-visit-arthrex-to-better-engineer-their-futures Alexa Nargi Senior Product Engineer Honored for Volunteering with Special Olympics <p> <img alt="KevinStanton" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/993/993_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="550" /></p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever thought of volunteering, but worry you might not have the time or skills, take it from&nbsp;Senior Product Engineer Kevin Stanton&mdash;just do it. He says, &ldquo;Until you get involved you can&rsquo;t understand the impact you have on peoples&rsquo; lives.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Special Olympics of Collier County honored Kevin last week for his contributions, as he steps down from the executive committee. The organization provides year-round sports training and competitive opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kevin served in several different roles as a volunteer, but the one he enjoyed the most was as a basketball coach. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s inspiring to see the athletes not letting their challenges stop them and improving their skills each season.&rdquo; The only requirement for&nbsp;being a coach? A love of helping others with challenges...no previous experience required!<br /> <br /> Special Olympics of Collier County is just one of the 100+ organizations supported by Arthrex. As Kevin moves on to other responsibilities, he&rsquo;s encouraging Arthrex employees to pick up where he left off, &ldquo;Special Olympics gives you a new perspective on challenges that other people face. It&rsquo;s a great way to get involved in the community.&rdquo; And the timing is perfect as it's National Volunteer Week!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If Kevin&rsquo;s story has inspired you to volunteer, get in touch with David McKenzie, the Collier County Director for Special Olympics at <a href="mailto:dmckenzie@specialolympicscollier.org">dmckenzie@specialolympicscollier.org</a>.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/04/24/senior-product-engineer-honored-for-volunteering-with-special-olympics Alexa Nargi Collier County's Emerging Leaders GAIN the Arthrex Experience <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img alt="GAIN" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/986/986_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="650" /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Arthrex&nbsp;welcomed this year's Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN) class to the Inc. Medical Education Center as part of the program's Commerce Day session last Tuesday. President and Founder Reinhold Schmieding&nbsp;presented to&nbsp;the group of local young professionals about Arthrex's history and&nbsp;its impact in the community, followed by a tour of the Research &amp; Development lab and presentations by other local leaders on the future of business and economic development in Collier County.<br /> <br /> GAIN is part of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s family of leadership programs specifically designed for emerging leaders and young professionals. Participants learn about local government, human services, arts, business, law enforcement, tourism, education and other resources&nbsp;so that graduates can be effective community contributors.<br /> <br /> <img alt="JohnnieGonzales" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/985/985_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" /> Soon after moving to the area last August, Packaging Process Engineer Associate Kaitlyn Griswold&nbsp;heard about the program, applied and was selected to represent Arthrex as a member of the 2017 class. She says GAIN provided&nbsp;a great way for her to connect with and learn about the community.<br /> <br /> She says, "At the Arthrex session, many of my classmates were very inspired after hearing Reinhold Schmieding give his presentation. It gave everyone hope that you can make a difference with hard work and perseverance. It was nice for everyone to hear from&nbsp;a leader who cares about his&nbsp;employees and wants to continue to improve the lives of others. This is important because&nbsp;we provide a great&nbsp;example of what other employers&nbsp;strive to be as community leaders, and GAIN gives professionals (like me) a chance to become active members of the community."<br /> <br /> To learn more about GAIN and the Leadership Collier Foundation, <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/leadership-development-html/4k3mq2/1315043183">click here</a>.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/04/17/collier-countys-emerging-leaders-gain-the-arthrex-experience Alexa Nargi Arthrex's Making People Better Mission Relayed in the Community <p>For the past decade, Global Solutions Delivery Project Manager PJ Bimonte has volunteered his time helping to organize and raise funds for the American Cancer Society&rsquo;s Relay For Life of Naples. <img alt="PJRelay" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/978/978_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" />&nbsp;This year, PJ took on the challenge of Event Lead on the Relay Committee. With Team Arthrex&rsquo;s full support behind him, last Friday's day-of event fundraising total surpassed&nbsp;$27,000, pushing the Relay&nbsp;total amount raised to $240,000 (and still counting)!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;Working for a cancer treatment company in the past showed me the terrible nature of this disease first hand,&rdquo; shared&nbsp;PJ. &ldquo;I &lsquo;Relay&rsquo; so that there will be a time when no parent, child, husband, wife or friend ever has to hear the words &lsquo;you have cancer&rsquo; again. As an Arthrex team member and also the Event Lead for the Relay for Life of Naples, I can definitively say that Arthrex, as&nbsp;both the community leader in corporate support and a top employee fundraising team once again, is instrumental in leading the fight toward&nbsp;a world without cancer.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Thanks to team members' fundraising efforts and internal events held at all Southwest Florida locations leading up to Relay For Life, like the annual cupcake sales and charitable games, Team Arthrex raised&nbsp;nearly $18,000&nbsp;to support lifesaving cancer research and&nbsp;programs for&nbsp;local cancer patients.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We are proud of our annual sponsorship&nbsp;and the hard work our employees, like PJ and all involved, put into this cause each and every year. <em>Making People Better</em> is why!</p> <p> <img alt="RelayTent" class="pull-center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/979/979_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="650" /></p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/04/12/arthrexs-making-people-better-mission-relayed-in-the-community Alexa Nargi Arthrex in the Spotlight for Role in Injured Dog’s Recovery <p> <img alt="AbigialatArthrex" class="center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/955/955_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="200" />Arthrex is making headlines after Abigail, the pit bull injured in a dogfighting ring, visited its Naples headquarters to meet the Arthrex employees who helped with her recovery. Abigail wagged her tail happily as she jumped up to meet members of the Medical Education, Orthobiologics and Vet Systems teams last month. Her foster family and veterinarian brought her by to say thank you for donating <a href="http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/orthobiologics/jumpstart">JumpStart</a>&trade;, the antimicrobial bandage that played a crucial role in Abigail&rsquo;s treatment. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeWc9Ept_e8">Local television</a>, <a href="http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2017/02/08/injured-bait-dog-visits-arthrex-team-who-helped-her-recovery/97596876/">newspaper</a> and <a href="http://news.wgcu.org/post/rescued-dog-heals-help-naples-wound-healing-expertise">radio stations</a> picked up the story and applauded Arthrex and its employees for the thoughtful donation. <br />&nbsp;<br /> <img alt="AbigailTJMichelle" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/957/957_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" />Arthrex Clinical Specialist Michelle Chargot, MD, first saw Abigail&rsquo;s story on the local news last November and coordinated the JumpStart&trade; donation. Michelle was heartbroken when she saw the images of Abigail&rsquo;s injury&mdash;her ear and half of her face were torn off after she was likely used as a bait dog in a Miami dogfighting ring. Now, nearly three months later, Michelle was thrilled to meet Abigail for the first time and see how well she&rsquo;s doing.</p> <p>Dr. T.J. Jackson of Pets First Wellness Center says Abigail has completely recovered and there is no long-term wound care management. He praised JumpStart&trade; and said in Abigail&rsquo;s case he was &ldquo;blown away&rdquo; because healthy tissue appeared within just 48 hours and he was able to do a skin graft.</p> <p>Five days after surgery, Abigail smiled for the first time, a moment captured in this portrait given to Arthrex. <img alt="AbigailPortrait" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/956/956_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" /><br />&nbsp;<br />Foster mom, Victoria, says Abigail will soon be &ldquo;ready for her forever&rdquo; home. First, she has to be spayed and then can be adopted. Victoria says Abigail will always have a special place in her heart and her story deserves the happiest of endings.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Abigail's journey timeline:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <img alt="AbigialatArthrex" class="center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/992/992_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="400" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Plus, for the latest information, follow Arthrex Vet Systems on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ArthrexVetSystems/">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/ArthrexVet">Twitter.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/02/22/arthrex-in-the-spotlight-for-role-in-injured-dogs-recovery Alexa Nargi Arthrex Named Healthcare Networker of the Year <p> <img alt="ArthrexNamedNetworkerofYear" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/949/949_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" /> We are honored to be recognized as the Healthcare Networker of the Year for our support of the children of Collier County. Arthrex received the award earlier this month from the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN) for our sponsorship of its Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program.</p> <p>HCN Development Director Andrea Diehl said, "Thank you so much for helping HCN reach so many kids in Collier County. Without Arthrex's tremendous support since 2008, the Care Mobile would be unable to see such a large volume of children, leaving thousands of underserved area children without the vital care they so need. We couldn&rsquo;t do what we do without you!&rdquo;</p> <p>Sr. Director of Corporate Communications Dennis O'Keefe accepted the award on behalf of Arthrex and had the opportunity to introduce attendees to Arthrex innovations such as Synergy MSK Ultrasound, <a href="http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/orthobiologics/jumpstart">JumpStart</a>&trade; and our patient-education website <a href="https://www.orthoillustrated.com/">OrthoIllustrated.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/02/17/arthrex-named-healthcare-networker-of-the-year Alexa Nargi Arthrex Goes Red for the American Heart Association <p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">Arthrex employees showed their commitment to promoting a heart-healthy community by wearing red on February 3, 2017, in support of the Go Red For Women&reg; movement. The company has been a local sponsor of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Heart Association for more than ten years, and proudly supports the Santa Barbara, CA chapter as well. National Wear Red Day exists to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women, and the American Heart Association&rsquo;s actions to change that.</p> <p>This year, hundreds of Arthrex employees dressed in red to raise awareness and do their part in creating stronger, healthier communities. From California to Florida, Team Arthrex has heart!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="background: white; color: #333333; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;"> <img alt="WearRedDay" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/940/940_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="600" /></span></p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/02/08/arthrex-goes-red-for-the-american-heart-association Alexa Nargi Arthrex Manufacturing Apprentice Program Featured in the News <p> <img alt="JohnnieGonzales" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/939/939_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="150" />Last week's Collier Citizen feature, "<a title="Arthrex Machinist Program Helping The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) Students Realize Their Potential" href="http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/communities/collier-citizen/2017/02/01/arthrex-machinist-program-helping-tif-students-realize-their-potential/97364938/">Arthrex Machinist Program Helping The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) Students Realize Their Potential</a>," highlights the Arthrex Manufacturing Apprentice Program (AMAP) and former TIF program participant-turned recent AMAP graduate Johnnie Gonzalez.</p> <p>Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development Mike Boose shares about Johnnie in the article, "He was the type of student we were looking for. He is a hard worker, with a lot of talent and potential to be an employee who could succeed in the company. He learned the skill set to be competitive in manufacturing.&rdquo;</p> <p>Nearly 18 months ago, management of the AMAP program transitioned to the AMI Operations department, with Operations Managers Aaron Wilson and Jon Borgognoni assuming responsibility for the program's intensive manufacturing technical training.</p> <p>Four students are accepted into the AMAP program each year. At any given time, there are as many as 16 apprentices learning to operate machinery to manufacture medical devices and products for use in orthopaedic surgical procedures. Over the four years of training, students spend 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, and each week, they spend six hours in class, learning everything from manufacturing math skills to machining principles.</p> <p>Mike says, &ldquo;We invested four years in Johnnie Gonzales&rsquo; growth and development, so we think this is a really good partnership with The Immokalee Foundation. It suggests that the efforts of the foundation helped prepare him for success in his role here. Arthrex has sponsored the foundation for a number of years. We&rsquo;ve been supportive of the work they do. It&rsquo;s good for the community, in terms of helping kids reach their full potential, and it is an opportunity for us to recruit great talent."<br /><br /></p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/02/06/arthrex-manufacturing-apprentice-program-featured-in-the-news Danielle Batsios Leadership Collier Visits Arthrex for Commerce Day <p> <img alt="LeadershipCollier" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/936/936_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" />Arthrex was pleased to welcome this year's Leadership Collier class to the Inc. Medical Education Center as part of the program's "Commerce Day" on Thursday, January 19. President and Founder Reinhold Schmieding welcomed the group of 50 local leaders and presented about Arthrex and&nbsp;its impact in the community, followed by a tour of the manufacturing operations at AMI North. &nbsp;</p> <p>Leadership Collier is part of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s family of leadership programs. It&rsquo;s an intensive, eight-month program made up of 10 full-day sessions that empowers leaders in the local community who represent major employers and a variety of industries. Each year, one Arthrex employee joins the Leadership Collier class and takes part in the sessions where societal and economic challenges facing Collier County are explored through hands-on experiences that allow them to be fully immersed in facets of local government, education, human services, economic development, arts and media, and much more.</p> <p> <img alt="Lisa Gardiner" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/935/935_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="150" />This year, Communications Manager <strong>Lisa Gardiner</strong> was selected to represent Arthrex as a member of the 2017 class. She says the experience so far has been amazing and shared more in a question and answer session about the program:</p> <p><strong>Q: Why is it important for Arthrex to be involved with Leadership Collier?</strong><br /><br /><strong>A:&nbsp;</strong>Arthrex has such a significant presence in this community. As a leading employer, healthcare technology innovator and magnet for medical education tourism, we provide critical economic diversification. It&rsquo;s important that Arthrex hosts Leadership Collier every year to ensure that growing leaders in our community are fully informed about our past, present and future impact, as well as the unique challenges we face. For employees who participate in the program, we are given an extraordinary opportunity to discover new ways to serve the community as ambassadors of Arthrex.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Q: What has been the most interesting thing you&rsquo;ve learned by being in the program?</strong><br /><br /><strong>A:&nbsp;</strong>I can&rsquo;t pick one thing, really. Every session is something new and enlightening. From learning what the face of poverty truly looks like in Collier County to suiting up in firefighter gear, visiting the mosquito control laboratory, listening in on 911 calls and walking backstage at Artis&ndash;Naples, it&rsquo;s been a very special opportunity to receive &ldquo;behind-the-scenes&rdquo; experiences and education about all facets of the community. It&rsquo;s allowed me to gain broader and deeper perspectives and discover areas where I can make greater contributions. &nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Q: If you could trade jobs with anyone else in your class for the day, who would it be and why?</strong><br /><br /><strong>A:</strong>&nbsp;My class is comprised of a diverse group of leaders representing many different areas, such as government, healthcare, nonprofit and the private sector. I think I work for the best company and wouldn&rsquo;t want to trade jobs with any of them (not even for a day!). But, it&rsquo;s been so valuable to build this strong local network and make these individual connections. I look forward to the future and working with my class on the public policy issues we have collectively become passionate about, as well as furthering Arthrex&rsquo;s mission and impact in our community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2017/01/20/leadership-collier-visits-arthrex-for-commerce-day Danielle Batsios Arthrex Employees Give?to Local Families This Holiday Season? <p> <img alt="RobertFarmer" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/929/929_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" />Employees are thrilled to be part of a new charitable initiative this season&mdash;the&nbsp;Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County's Adopt a Family Program. Individual employees, as well as teams, donated gifts for families in need. The children range&nbsp;in age from toddlers to teenagers and will receive age-appropriate toys and clothes based on their wish list.&nbsp;</p> <p>Robert Farmer, Manager of Group Resection, donated Hot Wheels cars, Legos and many other gifts to make the holidays special for a couple of local families. He says "I&nbsp;feel very fortunate for my life and the things I have in it. While I can't save the world or buy for everyone, I can do whatever possible to make Christmas Day memorable for a couple kids, and that makes me very happy. For me, it is simply just the right thing to do.&nbsp;I think about the kids who are going to open those presents on Christmas Day&nbsp;and imagine the smiles on their faces. I believe in being good to others&nbsp;and it gives me great joy to be fortunate enough to be able to do so."</p> <p>Leslie Carl, Financial Planning &amp; Accounting Manager added, "We love being able to envision the family opening their presents and receiving exactly what they wanted, and more. This was a very positive experience for our group and we hope to do it again next year. We&rsquo;re very proud to work for a company that helps us give back!"</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/12/21/arthrex-employees-giveto-local-families-this-holiday-season Danielle Batsios Arthrex Helps Plant the Seed for Making People Better in Our Community <p> <img alt="Teaching Garden" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/895/895_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="200" />Did you know a portion of our American Heart Association sponsorship commitment goes toward funding a teaching garden at a local elementary school each year? Recruiting Director Connie Byrne and Recruiting Associate Alyssa Norus recently got the chance to visit Mike Davis Elementary School in East Naples to see the garden&rsquo;s newest addition &ndash; a greenhouse! The program provides&nbsp;students&nbsp;the opportunity to start and grow a garden; offers interactive nutritional, physical fitness, math and science curriculum; and challenges students to make small changes to improve their health. The best part is, students get to enjoy the fruits of their labor by bringing vegetables home to their families!</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/10/26/arthrex-helps-plant-the-seed-for-making-people-better-in-our-community Felicia Cimaglia Tenth Annual Arthrex Charitable Championship Raises More than $12,000 <p>The 10th Annual Arthrex Charitable Championship (ACC) held on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, FL&nbsp;was a huge success with proceeds&nbsp;benefiting&nbsp;the&nbsp;Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Florida Suncoast Chapter this year.&nbsp; <img alt="CharitableChampionship" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/967/967_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" /></p> <p>Two courses were utilized to accommodate 168 golfers and 10 volunteers. Each course produced a 1st place foursome and all attendees vied for a number of raffle packages and prizes, all to benefit the worthy nonprofit organization. In total,&nbsp;$12,700 was raised through player registrations as well as raffle and mulligan sales.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/10/17/tenth-annual-arthrex-charitable-championship-raises-more-than-12%2C000 Danielle Batsios Arthrex Helps Foster Back to School Success <p> <img alt="Friends of Foster Children" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/871/871_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />While back to school time is exciting for most kids, foster children can often feel overwhelmed about starting out the year without basic necessities like new shoes, clothing, backpacks and school supplies. &nbsp;<br /><br />Each year, Arthrex teams up with Friends of Foster Children Forever for a special Back to School Bonanza at the Golden Gate Community Center in Naples, FL, to sponsor and help plan the event which helps get foster children back-to-school ready. Nearly 80 Arthrex employees and their family members volunteered their time to support this year&rsquo;s Back to School Bonanza on Saturday, July 30.<br /><br />&ldquo;Friends of Foster Children Forever is a phenomenal organization,&rdquo; shared Upper Extremity Product Manager&nbsp;Andy Petry, who volunteered with his wife. &ldquo;The event was fantastic. It is exciting to work for a company like Arthrex that is involved in helping the community by partnering with organizations like Friends of Foster Children Forever.&rdquo;<br /><br />More than 350 foster children benefited from the generosity of the organization and volunteers&rsquo; time by receiving free backpacks, school uniforms, sneakers, books, haircuts, vision tests, dental checks and even mattresses.<br /><br />&ldquo;There were so many moving stories at the event with so many positive outcomes,&rdquo; said the organization's Director Jane Billings. &ldquo;We really could not do this without the support of Arthrex. Thank you from all of us to all of you for what you do to make this community a better place for everyone.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />Special thanks to all of the Arthrex employees and families who took part in helping to &ldquo;foster&rdquo; a successful school year for these deserving children in our community.<br />&nbsp;<br />Click here to read more from Naples Daily News&rsquo;s story, <a href="http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2016/07/30/friends-foster-children-forever-organized-their-third-annual-back-school-bonanza/87686562/">&ldquo;Back to School Bonanza&rdquo;</a>.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/08/08/arthrex-helps-foster-back-to-school-success Felicia Cimaglia Employee Spotlight: Deanna Sakal's Patriotic Mission Capturing First All-Female Veteran Honor Flight <p> <img alt="HonorFlight" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/845/845_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />This Independence Day had special meaning for Photography Retoucher Deanna Sakal after recently taking part in Collier County Honor Flight's first all-female veteran mission for 66 "lady heros" ranging in ages from 24 to 95. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Arthrex proudly sponsors numerous Honor Flights per year, and this mission was not only the first all-female veteran flight, but was the 10th mission for the local organization. Honor Flight provides war veterans with a free trip to Washington, DC to visit the National World War II Memorial and other memorials in the nation&rsquo;s capital.<br /> <br /> Deanna<strong>&nbsp;</strong>had the privilege of capturing the emotion and pride these veterans felt as the flight's volunteer photographer. She shared,&nbsp;"Traveling with the all-female veteran flight (Mission 10) was an amazing and powerful experience. I was able to see a whole new perspective on our veterans as well as connect with women who don't consider themselves heroes even though they are. It was an honor to meet and travel with these strong women, experience this trip through their eyes and share in their emotions as we traveled around Washington, DC, while they reminisced about the days they served. The Welcome Home event at Naples Airport was the most emotional part of the journey, as many of these women never experienced a real welcome home from war. Hundreds of people showed up to support these women they didn't even know to welcome them home from the perfect mission."<br /> &nbsp;<br /> To view more photos Deanna captured on Honor Flight Mission 10, <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/p525262472/3x3w45/1250077608">click here</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> This Independence Day, Arthrex is proud to honor all veterans, including the many employees in our company that have served in the military. Thank you for your service!</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/07/01/employee-spotlight-deanna-sakals-patriotic-mission-capturing-first-all-female-veteran-honor-flight Danielle Batsios Youth Leadership Collier? and Leadership Bonita Visit Arthrex <p> <img alt="Youth Leadership Conf" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/840/840_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />Arthrex was pleased to welcome Youth Leadership Collier to Arthrex Manufacturing East (AMIE) on Thursday, June 16, and Leadership Bonita to Arthrex Logistics Center (ALC) on Friday, June 17.</p> <p>Youth Leadership Collier is part of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s family of leadership programs. It&rsquo;s a week-long intensive program that empowers students to become effective leaders, showcases Collier County and encourages students to consider coming back to this community to begin their careers and families. Arthroplasty Engineering Manager Scott Sherman and Human Resources Director Mike Boose presented to the students followed by a group tours of AMIE provided by Kyle Armstrong, Troy Garrison, Karina DaSilva and Yair Torres.</p> <p>The Leadership Bonita Program provides professionals with leadership training and an introduction to how the interconnected engine of our community runs. Participants receive behind the scenes looks at the region&rsquo;s media outlets, public services, healthcare system and economic development initiatives, among other things. Director of Logistics Rich Hughes and Logistics Manager Stacie Sattler led an engaging tour of ALC and shared more about this important part of Arthrex&rsquo;s business.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/06/20/youth-leadership-collier-and-leadership-bonita-visit-arthrex Felicia Cimaglia Accomplishing Goals On and Off Arthrex Grounds <p> <img alt="Naples Fitness Challenge" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/841/841_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />On Sunday, June 5, Receiving and Distribution Manager&nbsp;Kristin Jowett, Lab/Exhibits Services&nbsp;Operations Administrator&nbsp;Bonnie Blanchard and Senior Engineering Designer&nbsp;Jerome Gulvas&nbsp;competed in and finished the Naples Fitness Challenge Triathlon sponsored by Arthrex. These three competitors know how to stay healthy on and off Arthrex property! Great job! And congratulations to Jerome who placed first in his division!&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/06/16/accomplishing-goals-on-and-off-arthrex-grounds Felicia Cimaglia Honoring Veterans This Memorial Day with Arthrex's Continued Honor Flight Support <p> <img alt="Honor Flight" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/817/817_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />This Memorial Day, Arthrex is proud to honor veterans and the many employees in our company that have served in the military. Each year, Arthrex sponsors the Collier County Chapter of Honor Flight, an organization that provides war veterans a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit the National World War II Memorial and other memorials in the nation&rsquo;s capital.<br /><br />The local chapter raises funds and connects with veterans, guardians and companies to participate. Many Arthrex employees have welcomed veterans back from their flights and even supported the chapter as guardians. Surgeon Contract Coordinator/Paralegal Kelly Lafata had the opportunity to join the fifth Honor Flight on Saturday, May 21, as a guardian the WWII veterans' journey.&nbsp;<br /><br />"I had the privilege of being a part of Honor Flight, One Last Mission, Number 9," shared Kelly. "I was one of 65 guardians who each escorted a WWII and/or Korea Veterans on a trip that was beyond words...amazing. Not many times in your life does one get to experience such honor and gratitude for our veterans, however, this mission was nothing less than the highest form of admiration we could have given to these individuals. From the moment we arrived at the Ft. Myers airport by police escort, each and every aspect of the journey was planned and executed with the utmost respect and appreciation for the veterans. From a fully decorated aircraft, to the water cannon salute over the plane on the run way, the warm welcome of soldiers, cheerleaders and a supportive community upon arrival in Washington DC, right down to the hundreds of people that welcomed us home at a celebration parade in Ft. Myers airport. The entire 15-hour adventure was a true allegiance of Collier County&rsquo;s Honor Flight Mission for past services/sacrifices provided by these veterans.<br />&nbsp;<br />A special note about &ldquo;One Last Mission&rdquo; Number 9, is that it was the first honor flight dedicated to not only those who traveled by our side, but also the 83,000 POW/MIA in spirit. Each guardian wore the name of MIA solider on a bracelet whom shared in each and every step of our journey. The MIA who traveled with myself and Don (Korea Veteran) was Colonel Thomas E. Gillen USAF.&nbsp; The letter provided to us with the bracelet indicated he was shot down in his F4-5 over Laos on February 18, 1970 and is still missing. The hope of my veteran Don and myself is to find Thomas&rsquo; family and to share with them our adventure and present them with an MIA pin we purchased at the Lincoln Memorial.<br />&nbsp;<br />A statement that appears on the Korean Memorial is that 'FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.' In reflection, I cannot imagine a better way to show gratitude to our veterans, including my family and friends who have served, than to be a part of this mission. I believe that what you do for others reveals who you are on as a person. If my volunteer time on this trip brought a feeling of appreciation or a warm heart to at least one during the day, then I feel blessed." &nbsp;</p> <p>To view more photos from the Honor Flight courtesy of Arthrex Photographer <strong>Chris Toalson</strong>, <a href="http://www.collierhonorflight.org/p328967563" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.collierhonorflight.org/p328967563">click here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/05/30/honoring-veterans-this-memorial-day-with-arthrexs-continued-honor-flight-support Danielle Batsios Fun in the Sun - Arthrex Summer Family Fun Event <p> <img alt="Summer family fun" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/824/824_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />Nearly 2,000 Arthrex employees and their family members came out to enjoy the sixth annual Arthrex Summer Family Fun event at the&nbsp;Marco Island Marriott on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.&nbsp;The event provided fun for all ages with expansive beach access and numerous activities provided especially for Arthrex to enjoy!&nbsp;Families cooled off under the Arthrex tent filled with a variety of foods and desserts and had fun in the sun with paddle boards, water hammocks, volleyball courts, kayaks, sailboats, a horseshoe pit, a corn hole set and much more!&nbsp;A sand-sculpting contest also capped off each fun-filled day.&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> Credit &amp; Collection Analyst Rubyn Rachman shared this special message of appreciation:<br /> <br /> <em>&ldquo;Let me start by saying I have been in the workforce since I graduated college (I&rsquo;m 56 now) and have never experienced this kind of generosity from an employer!&nbsp; Every event and benefit has done nothing but solidify how blessed I am to work here. Family Fun Day was an experience on its own! I knew Arthrex would leave no stone unturned but the smile on peoples&rsquo; faces, especially the kids, was truly astounding. From the sand castle welcoming us, the music, the gorgeous tent and food, the goodie bag and the water sports, I was so proud to be employed by your company. We stayed at the Marriott that night and because I was holding my Arthrex glass wherever I went, people constantly stopped me asking about Arthrex!&nbsp;</em><em><em>Again, I just wanted to thank you for all that you do to ensure your employees are so proud to be here at Arthrex!&rdquo;</em></em><br /> <br /> Best of all, the event provided more than just fun for Arthrex families; thanks to the generous donations of attendees, 10 large collection boxes&nbsp;of nonperishable food items were filled for the St. Matthew's House Food Drive to help those in need.</p> <p> <img alt="Arthrex&nbsp;summer&nbsp;fun" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/825/825_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="350" /><br /><br /></p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/05/09/fun-in-the-sun-had-by-all-at-this-years-summer-family-fun-event Felicia Cimaglia Cause Sponsor with Heart <p> <img alt="Go Red Luncheon" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/829/829_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" />As part of our corporate community mission of&nbsp;<strong><em>Making People Better</em></strong>,&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;is passionate about contributing to a stronger, healthier community. Our community partnerships with organizations such as the American Heart Association (AHA) are especially rewarding, and for this reason we've partnered with the Southwest Florida&nbsp;AHA for more than a decade.</p> <p>On Friday, April 29, we proudly supported the 6th Annual Southwest Florida Go Red For Women Luncheon as a cause sponsor, helping to raise $300,000 to support heart health research and education.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/05/09/cause-sponsor-with-heart Felicia Cimaglia Arthrex Named One of 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back <p> <img alt="Giving Back" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/814/814_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />Arthrex is pleased to announce Great Place to Work&reg; and&nbsp;Fortune&nbsp;have recognized the company as one of the 50 Best Workplaces For Giving Back in the country.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Arthrex was highlighted in particular for offering employees one PTO day a year to volunteer and matching up to $1,000 annually in employee donations.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Graphic Design Supervisor Michelle Morgenstern shared about her experience volunteering for local schools, &ldquo;I can assure you that Collier County Public Schools is most appreciative of the monetary support that Arthrex has given over the years, but also for the volunteer initiatives that Arthrex has in place. Opportunities like Volunteer Day help organizations throughout our county, but the benefit to the employee is priceless! The excitement that you feel knowing that you truly made a difference in the community&hellip;it is truly addictive!&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>This is the fifth designation Arthrex has been recognized for by&nbsp;Great Place to Work&reg; and&nbsp;Fortune<em>.&nbsp;</em>The other designations include:</p> <ul> <li>Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For&reg;</li> <li>Great Workplaces in Manufacturing &amp; Production&nbsp;</li> <li>100 Best Workplaces for Millennials</li> <li>50 Best Workplaces For Diversity</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To read more on Arthrex's Giving Back ranking in&nbsp;Fortune,&nbsp;<a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/best-workplaces-giving-back-/3s8g93/1232964266">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/04/26/arthrex-named-one-of-50-best-workplaces-for-giving-back Danielle Batsios Shoulder Arthroplasty Team Trades Products for Paint Brushes at Habitat for Humanity Build Day <p> <img alt="Giving Back" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/815/815_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />On Friday, April 22, the Shoulder Arthroplasty Engineering and Product Management team participated in a Habitat for Humanity Build Day in Naples, FL. The team had the opportunity to paint the entire inside of the house in an effort that enabled team building while providing for a family in need.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Habitat for Humanity shared, "Your efforts have helped to provide this family and their four children with a decent, safe place to live. They will now put down roots and live in a neighborhood that will encourage and allow them to flourish and enjoy the stability and dignity that comes with home ownership."</p> <p><a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/houlder-arthroplasty-buildday-/3s8g95/1232964266">Click here</a> to view more pictures and&nbsp;read more about how the team gave back at the Habitat for Humanity Build Day.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/04/25/shoulder-arthroplasty-team-trades-products-for-paint-brushes-at-habitat-for-humanity-build-day Danielle Batsios Ecuador Earthquake Disaster Relief Support <p> <img alt="Red Cross" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/828/828_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="150" />As a company with a global impact, Arthrex is committed to supporting those in need, and our thoughts go out to the victims of the recent devastating earthquake in Ecuador. Arthrex has made a donation of $5,000 to the Red Cross in support of disaster relief efforts.<br /> <br /> Employees also joined Arthrex in making a donation and had their support matched by the company.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/04/25/ecuador-earthquake-disaster-relief-support Felicia Cimaglia Arthrex Has the Power of Relay <p> <img alt="Relay Booth" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/822/822_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="300" />Dedicated&nbsp;employees were up all night Fighting Cancer with Color at Relay for Life April 15-16! As a proud Power of Relay sponsor, Arthrex raised more than $24,450 to support the cause, surpassing Team Arthrex&rsquo;s goal of $10,000 as the top fundraising team!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We are proud of our sponsorship and the hard work our employees put into this cause each year.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/04/18/arthrex-has-the-power-of-relay Felicia Cimaglia Arthrex Named 2016 Family Friendly Business of the Year <p>Naples Alliance for Children (NAFC) honored Collier County family friendly businesses at the organization's annual Celebration Dinner held on March 28, 2016, with Arthrex taking top honors once again this year as the Family Friendly Business of the Year.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Businesses that receive this designation truly exemplify a family friendly workplace that supports employees and their families. The&nbsp;Naples Alliance for Children shared, "We are pleased to have Arthrex as a great example in our community of how employers mix traditional and innovative ways to help employees balance the needs of their families with the demands of their jobs. Businesses who receive this honor have met the NAFC Family Friendly Workplace criteria. Research shows that balancing 'work lives' with 'personal lives' means employees can do their best in both areas. A family friendly workplace makes everyone a winner!"<br /> <br /> To read more about this honor,&nbsp;<a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/family-friendly-business-/3s2kpk/1231983954">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/04/01/arthrex-named-2016-family-friendly-business-of-the-year Felicia Cimaglia Team Arthrex Bikes 62 Miles for Miracle Limbs <p>Arthrex proudly sponsored the Miracle Limbs Benefit Bike Ride once again this year on Saturday, March 12, 2016, with nine Team Arthrex riders taking the road for the 62-mile fundraising bike ride. The event, which encourages health and fitness while contributing to this important cause,&nbsp;provides funding to amputees and their families for prosthetic limbs, counseling services, medical care and medication.</p> <p> <img alt="Miracle Limbs set" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/796/796_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" /></p> <p>Team Arthrex riders included (pictured from left to right):</p> <ul> <li>Jamie Bradshaw</li> <li>Pete Burke</li> <li>Greg Guederian</li> <li>Mario Morones</li> <li>Brad Smith</li> <li>Troy Totten</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Not pictured:</p> <ul> <li>Jerome Gulvas</li> <li>Kristin Jowett</li> <li>Manny Pereira</li> </ul> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/03/17/team-arthrex-bikes-62-miles-for-miracle-limbs Danielle Batsios Arthrex Honored at Collier County Commissioner's Meeting <p> <img alt="BCC" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/792/792_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="315" />Arthrex had the honor of being recognized during the Board of Collier County Commissioners (BCC) meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2016 for its tremendous contributions and impact in the Southwest Florida community. Arthrex President and Founder Reinhold Schmieding, and the following members of Arthrex&rsquo;s senior leadership team were in attendance: SVP of Operations Kevin Grieff; VP of Shareholder Relations and Taxation Dan Hall; VP of Manufacturing Andy Owen; VP of Legal John Schmieding; VP of Human Resources Kathy Sparrow; and VP of APAC, LATAM and Caribbean Alex Seifert.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> During the meeting, the BCC, as well as County Manager Leo Ochs, spoke to a filled room about Arthrex&rsquo;s award-winning success and how fortunate Collier County is to have a global company like Arthrex, with an outstanding corporate culture and social responsibility, providing healthcare technology innovation and research, significant job growth and economic diversification in the community.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Reinhold was presented with an award for his dedication to improving the health and lives of people worldwide and for his unwavering devotion to our community, while Arthrex received two Proclamations: one honoring its 35 years of being in business with 25 years of innovation and growth in Collier County, and the other honoring its work and contributions in making Collier County a destination for medical tourism. Arthrex was also named Collier County Business of the Month and presented with a certificate by members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/03/15/arthrex-honored-at-collier-county-commissioners-meeting Danielle Batsios Arthrex Partners with Humane Society of Naples on Pet Donation Drive <p> <img alt="Humane Society of Naples" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/791/791_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="200" />For the month of February, Arthrex employees donated pet supplies to benefit the Humane Society of Naples, Collier's County's largest no-kill shelter. A&nbsp;truck load of much-needed food and supplies was delivered to the shelter thanks to the efforts and generosity of employees at all Southwest Florida locations.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/03/08/arthrex-partners-with-humane-society-of-naples-on-pet-donation-drive Danielle Batsios Arthrex Goes Red in Support of American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day <p>Arthrex showed its support as a proud local cause sponsor of the&nbsp;Go Red For Women&reg;&nbsp;movement by wearing&nbsp;red on&nbsp;February 5, 2016.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>This year,&nbsp;more than&nbsp;200 employees from Southwest Florida and&nbsp;California participated in the American Heart Association's annual National Wear Red Day.&nbsp;</p> <p>Arthrex is passionate about contributing to a stronger, healthier community!&nbsp;As a&nbsp;supporter of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the&nbsp;American Heart Association for more than a decade, and now the Santa Barbara, CA chapter as well, Team Arthrex has heart from coast to coast!&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="GoRedForWomen" class="center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/756/756_1024.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="400" /></p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/02/05/arthrex-goes-red-in-support-of-american-heart-associations-national-wear-red-day Danielle Batsios Hope for Haiti Honors Arthrex with Heart of Gold Award <p> <img alt="Hope for Haiti Heart of Gold Award" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/783/783_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="175" />Among Arthrex&rsquo;s most rewarding associations is Hope for Haiti, an organization that&rsquo;s of great significance to many employees.&nbsp;<br /><br />As the 2016 recipient of Hope for Haiti's Heart of Gold Award, Arthrex was acknowleded for its tremendous support over the years at the organization's annual event Saturday, January 16. Recruiting Manager Connie Byrne accepted the award on behalf of Arthrex and shared, "Since 2008, Arthrex has been honored to support Hope for Haiti&rsquo;s valued efforts and commitment to enriching the lives of others, and looks forward to making a positive impact for many years to come."<br /><br />Tiffany Kuehner, Hope for Haiti Vice Chair and CEO, featured alongside Connie added, &ldquo;Arthrex truly embodies the meaning of a socially-minded company with a strong commitment to making a difference within its local and global communities.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/01/27/hope-for-haiti-honors-arthrex-with-heart-of-gold-award Danielle Batsios Arthrex Hosts Leadership Collier's Commerce Day <p> <img alt="Leadership Collier Commerce Day set" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/789/789_512.png" style="padding: 5px;" width="250" />On Thursday, January 21, 2016, Arthrex was pleased to welcome this year's Leadership Collier class to the Inc. Medical Education Center as part of the program's "Commerce Day."&nbsp;Scott Sherman, engineering manager for the Knee/Hip Arthroplasty team, who is a 2014 Leadership&nbsp;Collier Class graduate and current board member, presented to the group about Arthrex and&nbsp;its impact in the community. As a 2015 Leadership Collier Class Graduate, Senior Capital Equipment Engineer&nbsp;Kevin Stanton served as one of the session chairs, helping to organize the visit. AMI HR Director&nbsp;Mike Boose&nbsp;also presented on workforce housing in Collier County and Arthrex's unique training and apprenticeship programs.<br /> <br /> The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), an affiliate of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, educates local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today. LCF graduates continue to build alliances, foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County, while enhancing relations with other like-minded, influential community leaders.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2016/01/22/arthrex-hosts-leadership-colliers-commerce-day Danielle Batsios Employees Run for a Good Cause This Holiday Season <p> <img alt="Gobble Gobble Four Miler" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/715/715_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />On Thanksgiving morning, several Arthrex employees, like Project Manager of Marketing Communications&nbsp;Lisa Taylor&nbsp;and Advertising Coordinator&nbsp;Taylor Hebble, participated in this year's&nbsp;Gobble Gobble Four Miler&nbsp;benefiting St. Matthew's House and The Safe and Healthy Children&rsquo;s Coalition of Collier County. Arthrex was a proud sponsor of this event once again this year and has sponsored many events like it in the past as part of its commitment to employee wellness, charitable giving and community involvement. Organizers of the Gobble Gobble Four Miler showed their appreciation by sharing this message on <a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/Arthrex-/3fhdyq/1197520837">Arthrex's Facebook page</a>: &nbsp;</p> <p>"Thank you&nbsp;Arthrex. We are so humbled to have your support year after year. It is companies like yours who set the standard for community and what leadership means for business in your town. Your green initiatives, your work incentives and policies at the workplace are impressive by any standard. Major kudos to you!"</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/12/03/employees-run-for-a-good-cause-this-holiday-season Danielle Batsios The Salvation Army Names Arthrex Partner of the Year <p> <img alt="Partner of the Year" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/714/714_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Arthrex was recently honored as The Salvation Army Naples Regional Coordinate's "Partner of the Year" for consistently contributing to a stronger, healthier community and supporting The Salvation Army and its mission in Collier County.<br /><br />The Salvation Army Naples Regional Coordinate honored Arthrex with "Partner of the Year" at the organizations' annual Doing the Most Good Civic Luncheon on November 6, 2015.<br /><br />Bob Hackett, Global Director of Packaging and current Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman, accepted the award on behalf of Arthrex at&nbsp;the organizations' annual Doing the Most Good Civic Luncheon held November 6, 2015. As an advisory board member for the past four years, Bob shared:&nbsp;<br /><br />"The Salvation Army is dedicated to one overall mission, enriching the lives of others. This cause has a direct connection with the goals of Arthrex that includes the commitment to&nbsp;<em>Making People Better</em>. Attending to this shared goal, The Salvation Army of Collier County has been empowered to be successful in its outreach in our local community by the strong and continual commitment of charitable donations and sponsorships. Arthrex has been at the forefront of consistent and generous support of this organization, and was awarded the&nbsp;<em>Partner of the Year</em>&nbsp;Award this year on the 150<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary of the founding of the organization. This rewarding association is of great significance to many in our community, and the support from Arthrex is very highly valued and appreciated by The Salvation Army, helping them to complete their mission.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gTi9imEhDw">Click here</a> to watch The Salvation Army Partner of the Year Award presentation video.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/12/02/the-salvation-army-names-arthrex-partner-of-the-year Danielle Batsios Employee Spotlight: Pete Russano and Hasan Kajtezovic Inspire FGCU Students <p> <img alt="FGCU presentation" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/729/729_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="275" />Pete Russano, Director of Supply Chain, and Hasan Kajtezovic, Supply Chain Buyer/Planner II, recently had a unique opportunity to present to a class of undergraduate business students at Florida Gulf Coast University's Lutgert College of Business.<br />&nbsp;<br />Pete and Hasan were invited by Hasan&rsquo;s former professor, Dr. Hulya Yazici, to speak on the topic of Arthrex Global Supply Chain Operations from the practitioner&rsquo;s point of view. They presented how course topics of New Product Development, Global Sourcing, Procurement and Inventory Management are practiced by Arthrex today on a global basis. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Dr Yazici noted that &ldquo;It was an excellent presentation, very comprehensive and full of useful information for our students&hellip;I hope Arthrex and FGCU can continue to collaborate in the future and use this event to build on our existing relationship.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />For Pete and Hasan, this was a great occasion to meet local business students and faculty, promote Arthrex at FGCU and encourage students to consider Supply Chain Management as an exciting career path.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/12/02/employee-spotlight-pete-russano-and-hasan-kajtezovic-inspire-fgcu-students Danielle Batsios Employee Spotlight: Zach Ingwer Goes from Engineer to Principal for a Day <p> <img alt="Zach Ingwer" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/705/705_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Arthroplasty Engineer Zach Ingwer&nbsp;had the unique opportunity to be North Naples Middle School's "Principal for a Day" as part of Collier County's annual event in which community members are invited into schools to live a day in the life of a principal. He&nbsp;spent the day visiting classrooms, overseeing cafeteria duties (no food fights on his watch!) and shadowing the school's <em>actual</em> principal, Margaret Jackson.<br /><br />"Zach made such an impact on our students," shared Principal Jackson. "A few teachers told me that after he visited, the kids were still talking about what he did and they were amazed! He did such a great job talking about his background, how he still uses algebra, geometry, calculus and the scientific method in his job, and why he became an engineer. And I&rsquo;m telling you, they listened!"<br /><br />While Zach was making an impact on the students, the students were making an impact on him. "I think the best part about being the principal for the day was how interested the students seemed to be. I had the opportunity to speak to the science classes and you could see some of the kids light up when I told them about what I do.&nbsp;I was fortunate to be able to share with the students and teachers why I love what I do, and it&rsquo;s fantastic to see kids so engrossed in learning about the design process."<br /><br />Read more about Zach's experience in the <em>Naples Herald's</em> article,&nbsp;"<a href="http://naplesherald.com/2015/11/17/arthrex-engineer-takes-over-north-naples-middle-school-for-a-day/">Arthrex Engineer Takes Over North Naples Middle School for the Day</a>."&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/11/20/employee-spotlight-zach-ingwer-goes-from-engineer-to-principal-for-a-day Danielle Batsios Arthrex Among Top Bikers for Babies' Teams <p> <img alt="Bikers for Babies" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/716/716_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Team Arthrex came out in full force to support this year's Bikers for Babies annual event November 15, 2015 with 68 participants raising more than $4,000 to support the March of Dimes of Southwest Florida!</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/11/16/arthrex-among-top-bikers-for-babies-teams Danielle Batsios Arthrex Helps Deliver Holiday Cheer with Stockings for the Troops <p> <img alt="Stockings for the Troops" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/717/717_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />More than 40 employees participated in this year's American Red Cross Stockings for the Troops event held at Arthrex on Friday, November 13, helping to make the holidays brighter for our U.S. military serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas locations. Dozens of boxes of&nbsp;handmade stockings with much needed provisions for the troops were prepared to be shipped out just in time for the holiday season.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/11/16/arthrex-helps-deliver-holiday-cheer-with-stockings-for-the-troops Danielle Batsios Collier County Honor Flight Takes Its Seventh Flight Thanks to Arthrex’s Support <p>This Veteran's Day, Arthrex is proud to honor veterans and the many employees in our company that have served in the military. Arthrex sponsors the Collier County Chapter of Honor Flight (CCHF), an organization that provides war veterans a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit the National World War II Memorial and other memorials in the nation&rsquo;s capital.</p> <p> <img alt="Honor Flight" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/702/702_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="255" />The local chapter raises funds and connects with veterans, guardians and companies to participate. Many Arthrex employees have welcomed veterans back from their flights and even supported the chapter as guardians on the flights.&nbsp;On Saturday, November 7, 2015, CCHF conducted its seventh mission escorting 70 WWII Veterans and two Korean War Veterans to Washington, DC for the day to visit the memorials constructed in their honor.&nbsp; Serving as guardians on this flight representing Arthrex were Donna Brown, Dr. Paul Hobaica, Marli de Carvalho, Bill Canfield and George Rego.</p> <p> <img alt="Honor Flight" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/700/700_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="215" />Arthrex made the day a family affair with Dr. Hobaica serving as guardian for his father, Henry, a Korean War Veteran.&nbsp;&ldquo;We all gained a wonderful experience,&rdquo; said Dr. Hobaica. &ldquo;For me to have been able to escort my dad was pure bonus.&rdquo;</p> <p>Bill Canfield agreed, &ldquo;The entire experience was very overwhelming, but personally rewarding in so many ways. My vet was incredible and his stories were amazing. I am very grateful to Arthrex and the &lsquo;super guardians&rsquo; for this opportunity.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;My veteran, Ray, enjoyed the day,&rdquo; shared Donna Brown. &ldquo;We both couldn&rsquo;t believe the incredible welcome the veterans received both in DC and at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) &ndash; it was very emotional and very heartwarming!&nbsp; The crowd at RSW must have been over 1,000 people &ndash; simply amazing!&nbsp; I&rsquo;m glad I was able to be a part of this special day!</p> <p>Marli Carvahlo summed up the importance of supporting CCHF when she said, &ldquo;So many of them live alone in assisted living and think the world doesn&rsquo;t care about them or what they have done in the service. This trip is a solid message to them that all generations have not and will never forget! Arriving in DC and then back here with all the fanfare and hugs and kisses from the kids...it was special to them! I was honored to be part of their day!</p> <p> <img alt="Honor Flight" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/701/701_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="265" />Prior to the flight, at a meet and greet event that brings together the guardian and the veteran for the first time, Arthrex Photographer Chris Toalson was honored by the CCHF Board with the designation of Honorary Chairman of Mission 7. Prior to each flight the board recognizes one volunteer whose efforts in supporting the program go above and beyond all expectations. Chris has been a part of Honor Flight since Mission 2. At each meet and greet event prior to the flight, Chris takes a portrait of the veteran, the veteran and his/her guardian, and the veteran and any family members that may be present &ndash; about 200 portraits in total in just two hours. Photographs on flight day start for Chris at approximately 6 a.m. and do not often end until after midnight. His photographs have documented the journeys of hundreds of veterans and preserved precious memories for the veterans and their families.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to his photography skills, Chris helps CCHF staff and the treasured travelers wherever needed during flight day. And as if this was not enough, when announcing Chris as the Honorary Chairman, CCHF Director Sean Lux cited Chris&rsquo; invaluable help in revamping the CCHF website and creating a central repository for easy access to flight pictures. When asked what Chris&rsquo; contributions mean to the team, Sean said, &ldquo;We (CCHF) give veterans the day of their life, and Chris gives them memories that last a lifetime.&rdquo;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/11/12/collier-county-honor-flight-takes-its-seventh-flight-thanks-to-arthrexs-support Danielle Batsios Team Arthrex Raises $16,000 for the American Heart Association <p> <img alt="Heart Walk" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/698/698_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="225" />As a proud local cause&nbsp;sponsor of the?American Heart Association's Collier County Heart Walk once again this year, Team Arthrex's hard work paid off, surpassing its $15,000 goal by fundraising over $16,000 this year on top of our sponsorship contribution! The team showed the community how&nbsp;&ldquo;Making People Better is Why" at the 5K Heart Walk on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in downtown Naples, with participation from nearly 50 Arthrex employees, family members and even dogs!<br /><br />Arthrex has supported the Southwest Florida Chapter of the&nbsp;American Heart Association for more than a decade by sponsoring and participating in&nbsp;the Collier County and Lee County&nbsp;Heart Walks, National Wear Red Day, the Southwest Florida Heart Ball, the&nbsp;Go Red For Women Luncheon&nbsp;and funding a teaching garden at Village Oaks Elementary in Immokalee, FL.??&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/11/09/team-arthrex-raises-16%2C000-for-the-american-heart-association Danielle Batsios Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Honors Arthrex <p> <img alt="Junior Achievement Award" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/728/728_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />On October 29, 2015, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida inducted Reinhold Schmieding into the 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, honoring Arthrex's President and Founder for his more than 30 years in business guiding Arthrex to become the&nbsp;successful&nbsp;worldwide company that it is today.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Reinhold joins a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1988.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;At Arthrex, we believe that it is important for students to be aware of the career opportunities that are available for them right here in Southwest Florida, and understand that through&nbsp;sacrifice and determination, they have the potential to turn their passions into a successful career that will help their local community thrive and reach their career goals,&rdquo; said Reinhold. &ldquo;I feel privileged to receive this recognition from Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, and I hope that&nbsp;our history from Arthrex&rsquo;s humble beginnings will make a difference in the lives of Junior Achievement students.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/53-0100007f2510-338573392-html/3c6flz/1192245935">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read more from&nbsp;<em>Naples Daily News</em>' feature "Naples Business Leaders Get Hall of Fame Honor."</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/10/30/junior-achievement-business-hall-of-fame-honor Danielle Batsios Ninth Annual Arthrex Charitable Championship Raises $12,400 for Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida <p> <img alt="Arthrex Charitable Championship" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/706/706_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />The 9th Annual Arthrex Charitable Championship (ACC) held on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, FL&nbsp;was a huge success with proceeds&nbsp;benefiting&nbsp;the&nbsp;Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida!<br /> <br /> Two courses were utilized to accommodate 160 golfers and eight volunteers. Each course produced a 1st place foursome and all attendees vied for a number of raffle packages and prizes, all to benefit the worthy nonprofit organization. In total,&nbsp;$12,400 was raised through player registrations as well as raffle and mulligan sales.</p> <p>"We are so grateful to Arthrex for making us the recipient of your Annual Golf Fundraiser," said Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Founder and CEO Jacqueline Urso. "Because all funds remina here for the use of the local community, your contributions make it possible for us to assist those living with Parkinson disease and their care partners who live in Collier and southern Lee Counties. PASFI services are provided free of charge. This is only achievable because of your financial support."&nbsp;<br /> <br /><br /></p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/10/26/ninth-annual-arthrex-charitable-championship-raises-12%2C400-for-parkinson-association-of-southwest-florida Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supports Collier County Schools' 5th Annual iSTEM Conference <p> <img alt="iSTEM" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/693/693_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="225" />Arthrex&nbsp;was honored to take part in Collier County Schools' 5th Annual&nbsp;iSTEM&nbsp;(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)&nbsp;Conference&nbsp;once again this year&nbsp;on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Associate Employee Relations Specialist Hayley Wonka presented students with an overview<strong>&nbsp;</strong>about Arthrex and our STEM-related career fields. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />"The group was very engaged about the business as a whole and possible employment in the future," shared Hayley. "I was able to provide support to those students interested in internships and co-op opportunities, along with answering questions regarding our apprentice program." <br /><br />More than 700 teachers, parents, students, community members&nbsp;and&nbsp;school&nbsp;district staff participated&nbsp;in 25 exciting break-out sessions where they got hands-on with science, technology, engineering&nbsp;and math. Participants engineered robots, built solar cars, learned about sustainable gardening, integrated the arts into STEM, and so much more.&nbsp;Students from&nbsp;high school career academies&nbsp;also&nbsp;demonstrated their STEM-related work.&nbsp;<br /><br />This is the fourth year Arthrex has supported the iSTEM Conference.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.collierschools.net/Page/6612" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.collierschools.net/Page/6612">Click here</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;view the&nbsp;iSTEM&nbsp;Conference's video footage to learn more.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/10/06/arthrex-supports-collier-county-schools-5th-annual-istem-conference Danielle Batsios Arthrex Has the Power of Pink <p> <img alt="PowerofPink" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/691/691_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="225" />Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising events took place at all Arthrex locations this fall leading up to the walk at Cambier Park on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Team Arthrex participated in Painting with a Purpose, Bowl for a Cure, and held the team's annual&nbsp;softball game in support of the fight to end breast cancer.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY15FL?team_id=1810467&amp;pg=team&amp;fr_id=70039&amp;_ga=1.208062939.830617401.1434668501">Click here</a> to learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/09/17/arthrex-has-power-of-pink Danielle Batsios Arthrex Proudly Supports Collier County Heart Walk as Cause Sponsor - Making People Better is Why <p> <img alt="Heart Walk" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/690/690_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />As a proud local cause&nbsp;sponsor of the?American Heart Association's Collier County Heart Walk, Team Arthrex is hard at work fundraising to meet its $15,000 goal by hosting employee events, holding t-shirt sales and drawings to raise awareness and interest in the walk taking place Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Cambier Park in downtown Naples.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year's Team Arthrex theme is &ldquo;Making People Better is Why."&nbsp;Arthrex has supported the Southwest Florida Chapter of the&nbsp;American Heart Association for more than a decade by sponsoring and participating in&nbsp;the Collier County and Lee County&nbsp;Heart Walks, National Wear Red Day, the Southwest Florida Heart Ball, the&nbsp;Go Red For Women Luncheon&nbsp;and funding a teaching garden at Village Oaks Elementary in Immokalee, FL.??&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/09/17/arthrex-proudly-supports-collier-county-heart-walk-as-cause-sponsor---making-people-better-is-why Danielle Batsios Arthrex Employees Mentor the Community's Future Leaders <p> <img alt="YLC" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/678/678_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Each summer, a number of our employees serve as ambassadors for Arthrex by hosting high school students for a one-day job shadowing experiences. These students, who represent our future workforce, are provided the opportunity to visit Arthrex, learn more about various career fields and the opportunities that await them right here in this community.</p> <p>Recently, Arthroplasty Engineering Manager Scott Sherman and Manufacturing Suture Engineer Maya Alfonso volunteered their time to host a bright Youth Leadership Collier participant named Rachael Lyberg. She shared the following about her experience: &nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <em>"I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Arthrex Biomedical Engineering shadow program. Throughout the morning, I had the privilege to shadow very knowledgeable employees from the manufacturing facility and the Arthroplasty Departments. The Arthrex Corporation is world renowned for its mission statement: Helping surgeons treat their patients better. As I toured the various facilities, the veracity in the mission statement was clear.&nbsp;Thank you so much for this opportunity; I really enjoyed the experience and all the new information I acquired.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>The Leadership Collier Foundation&rsquo;s mission is to build a broad-based network of community leaders who enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement in order to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest. The foundation?accomplishes this through its Leadership Collier, Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN) and Youth Leadership Collier programs. Scott Sherman is a 2014 Leadership Collier graduate and Maya is a recent 2015 GAIN graduate.<br /> <br /> Amanda Beights, vice president of the Leadership Collier Foundation shared, &ldquo;Incredible!&nbsp;This experience could not have been more perfect, in my opinion: a Leadership Collier, GAIN, and Youth Leadership Collier graduate all working together for a brighter future! We are so thankful Scott and Maya!</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/09/04/arthrex-employees-mentor-the-communitys-future-leaders Danielle Batsios Employee Spotlight: Danny Beard Coaches Future Coders and Mentors "Mathletes" <p> <img alt="Coding Academy" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/674/674_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Summer camp has come a long way since days spent doing arts and crafts and learning how to build a fire. Over the past few weeks,&nbsp;Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), with support from Arthrex, held a summer camp program called Coding Academy for elementary and middle-school aged children. The program, organized by a team of FGCU staff, professors, Arthrex&rsquo;s Senior Director of Corporate Communications Dennis O'Keefe and Software Development Manager&nbsp;Danny Beard, taught its "campers" various skills to engage their young minds in how today's computer technology is developed.<br /><br />Danny was asked to speak on the history of computers and even introduced the kids to Scratch, a programming language and online community where children can program and share interactive media.&nbsp;<br /><br />"I really enjoyed being able to spend time with the kids, and watching them get really engaged in programming,&rdquo; shared Danny. &ldquo;I was impressed with how many concepts the students were able to grasp."<br /><br />In addition to Coding Academy, Danny also recently presented to another group of FGCU campers called "Mathletes", a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused program for middle school students interested in investigating higher-level concepts in mathematics and learning skills beneficial to STEM-related careers, such as problem-solving abilities, strengthening communication skills and developing collaboration and leadership skills.<br /><br />&ldquo;I was impressed with how bright and engaged all the students were,&rdquo; said Danny. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s great to be able to give back to the community by sharing something you truly enjoy.&rdquo;<br /><br /> <img alt="Coding Academy" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/687/687_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />The organizing team of the 2015 Coding Academy sent the following note of appreciation to Arthrex and looks forward to inviting Arthrex employees and their children back to take part next summer as well:<br /><br />"The organizing team of the 2015 Coding Academy sincerely thanks Arthrex for collaborating on this great community initiative with Florida Gulf Coast University.&nbsp;Our sincere thanks goes to Dennis O'Keefe and Danny Beard, who played a great role in making the very first Coding Academy a success!"</p> <p>Software Development Supervisor Matt Krueger&nbsp;also had the opportunity to mentor students while<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Corporate Photographer<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Chris Toalson<strong>&nbsp;</strong>volunteered his time at the camp, capturing many moments of awe in the kids faces as they learned how it all works.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/08/14/employee-spotlight-danny-beard-coaches-future-coders-and-mentors-mathletes Danielle Batsios Arthrex Teamed Up with Friends of Foster Children for a Special Back to School Fair Once Again This Year <p> <img alt="FriendsofFosterChildren" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/517/517_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="125" />On Saturday, August 1, 2015, Arthrex&nbsp;teamed up with Friends of Foster Children for a special Back to School Fair at the Golden Gate Community Center in Naples, FL, to help local foster children receive&nbsp;school supplies and other necessities for&nbsp;the new&nbsp;school&nbsp;year. More than 250 children received free backpacks, school uniforms, sneakers, books, haircuts, vision tests and dental checks so they could be back-to-school ready. In addition to monetary support, Arthrex&nbsp;employees volunteered their time at this successful&nbsp;and worthwhile&nbsp;event once again this year.</p> <p>Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping foster children and their caretakers with social, educational and financial support.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/08/03/arthrex-teamed-up-with-friends-of-foster-children-for-a-special-back-to-school-fair-once-again-this-year Danielle Batsios Arthrex Vet Systems Aides in Injured Sea Turtle's Recovery <p> <img alt="Honey" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/664/664_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="200" />The&nbsp;Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel Island, FL recently submitted an interesting product donation request to Arthrex Vet Systems (AVS) for assistance in aiding in the recovery of an injured sea turtle under their care.&nbsp;While AVS typically helps veterinary surgeons treat their patients of the four-legged kind better, the team jumped&nbsp;at the chance to help this unique patient, named Honey, a 132-pound female sea turtle that washed ashore on Captiva Island, FL.</p> <p> <img alt="Honey" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/665/665_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="200" />The veterinary team at CROW determined Honey was hit by a boat and sustained injuries to her shell and spine. With the guidance of AVS team members, Honey's wound was dressed with <a href="http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/jumpstart">JumpStart</a> and she will continue to receive Orthobiologics treatments to help speed up her recovery time.</p> <p>Arthrex's photographer and videographer visited CROW last week to shoot photos of Honey's treatments and will be documenting her recovery along the way, with updates from the AVS team and CROW vets.</p> <p>*UPDATE: Unfortunately, Honey became sick with pneumonia during her treatment and passed away. Arthrex continues to support CROW with product donations for other injured animals.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/07/24/arthrex-vet-systems-aides-in-injured-sea-turtles-recovery Danielle Batsios Arthrex Hosts Youth Leadership Collier and Leadership Bonita <p>Arthrex was pleased to welcome Youth Leadership Collier to Arthrex Manufacturing East on Thursday, June 18 and Leadership Bonita to the Naples campus on Friday, June 19.<br />&nbsp;<br />Youth Leadership Collier is part of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s family of leadership programs. It&rsquo;s a week-long intensive program that empowers students to become effective leaders, showcases Collier County and encourages students to consider coming back to this community to begin their careers and families. Arthroplasty Engineering Manager Scott Sherman and Human Resources Director Mike Boose presented to the students followed by a tour of Arthrex Manufacturing East.<br />&nbsp;<br />The Leadership Bonita Program provides professionals with leadership training and an introduction to how the interconnected engine of our community runs. Participants receive behind the scenes looks at the region's media outlets, public services, healthcare system and economic development initiatives, among other things. Scott presented to Leadership Bonita as well, followed by a tour of the Medical Education Center, the Research Lab and Arthrex Manufacturing North.<br />&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/07/02/arthrex-hosts-youth-leadership-collier-and-leadership-bonita Danielle Batsios Arthrex Hosted Fifth Annual Summer Family Fun Event at Collier County Parks' Sun-N-Fun Lagoon <p> <img alt="Arthrex Family Fun Day" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/652/652_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="150" />Nearly 1,700&nbsp;Arthrex employees and their family members came out to enjoy the fourth annual Arthrex Summer Family Fun Event at the&nbsp;Sun-N-Fun Lagoon on Saturday, June 7, 2015.&nbsp;The event provided fun for all ages with unlimited access to the park's pools, slides, lazy river, diving boards and children's water play areas.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Families cooled off with Rita's Italian Ices and enjoyed varied menu items served from six different food trucks.</p> <p>As part of the event, Arthrex employees brought non-perishable food items and five large collection boxes were filled for the St. Matthew's House Food Drive.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/06/09/arthrex-hosted-fifth-annual-summer-family-fun-day Danielle Batsios Arthrex Hosted Sixth Annual Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum <p> <img alt="Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/651/651_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Arthrex hosted 185 orthopaedic fellows for the 6th Annual Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum on May 28-29, 2015 and June 4-5, 2015. The comprehensive medical education meetings presented the latest advancements in sports medicine.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />During the Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum, fellows had the opportunity to interact with their future colleagues as well as renowned Arthrex faculty members and Arthrex Medical Education staff. Sessions included both didactic education and clinical practice&nbsp;in Arthrex&rsquo;s state-of-the-art medical education wet labs to teach a variety of surgical techniques and key clinical and practice management skills. &nbsp;<br /><br />Orthopaedic fellows are surgeons who have completed residency training and have elected to receive further training in subspecialties in orthopaedics. The fellows in attendance represented nearly 100 sports medicine and shoulder fellowship programs from throughout the U.S. and Canada.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/06/08/arthrex-hosted-sixth-annual-sports-medicine-fellowship-forum Danielle Batsios Team Arthrex Takes First Place in Inter-Club Challenge Golf Tournament <p> <img alt="InterClub Challenge" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/648/648_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Arthrex proudly sponsored the 2015 Inter-Club Challenge Golf Tournament to benefit The Immokalee Foundation once again this year, helping to raise $115,000 to support the nonprofit's youth programs.&nbsp;<br /><br />Golfers playing on behalf of Arthrex included Sports Clinical Specialist&nbsp;Marc Stoll, Upper Extremity Sr. Product Manager&nbsp;Tom Dooney, Distal Extremities Associate Product Manager&nbsp;Abigail Freigang and Research Technician&nbsp;Michael Morris, who took home first place in the tournament. Congrats to Team Arthrex!&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/06/04/team-arthrex-takes-first-place-in-inter-club-challenge-golf-tournament Danielle Batsios Arthrex Recognized by American Heart Association as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite <p> <img alt="Fit-Friendly" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/646/646_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="150" />Arthrex is pleased to announce it's been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the <a href="http://www.heart.org">American Heart Association</a>&nbsp;(AHA) for the third year in a row for the company's efforts in creating a culture of health in the workplace through progressive leadership and employee wellness initiatives.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Fit-Friendly&rdquo; companies apply for certification as Platinum, Gold and Community Innovation award levels based on meeting specific criteria such as offering physical activity options at the worksite, providing nutritional education and healthy food options and promoting a general culture of health at the workplace.</p> <p> <img alt="Arthrex" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/643/643_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="200" />To achieve platinum-level status, a worksite must fulfill all gold-level criteria and demonstrate at least one behavior change, cost savings outcome or positive return on investment (as documented by supporting data).</p> <p>"Our partnership with AHA has helped facilitate our investment in comprehensive wellness programs for employees that encourage positive lifestyle changes and long-term results," said Arthrex Wellness Coordinator Monica Dubroja. "In support of our commitment to employee wellness, Arthrex is proud to offer health-related educational opportunities as well as an on-site fitness program, gym membership reimbursement and healthy lunches prepared daily."</p> <p>Arthrex has been recognized by the AHA as a Fit-Friendly Worksite for the past five years, beginning at the gold level in 2011 and 2012 and qualifying at the platinum level each year since 2013.&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of our corporate community mission of&nbsp;<strong><em>Making People Better</em></strong>,&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;is passionate about contributing to a stronger, healthier community. View the video below to learn more.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wntomt-nw7s" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/06/03/arthrex-recognized-by-american-heart-association-as-a-platinum-fit-friendly-worksite Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supports Fifth Honor Flight for 70 Local Veterans <p> <img alt="Honor Flight" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/639/639_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />This Memorial Day, Arthrex is proud to honor veterans and the many employees in our company that have served in the military. Arthrex sponsors the Collier County Chapter of Honor Flight, an organization that provides war veterans a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit the National World War II Memorial and other memorials in the nation&rsquo;s capital.</p> <p>The local chapter raises funds and connects with veterans, guardians and companies to participate. Many Arthrex employees have welcomed veterans back from their flights and even supported the chapter as guardians on the flights.&nbsp;Arthrex Photography Supervisor Zach Johnson had the opportunity to join the fifth Honor Flight on Saturday, May 2, to document the WWII veterans' journey.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Honor Flight" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/640/640_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="225" />"It's been a tremendous privilege to be a part of the Honor Flight and to get to know the veterans," said Zach. "On the most recent trip there was this great&nbsp;moment right by the Lincoln Memorial where a group of school-aged kids spotted some of our vets. It was really neat to watch them crowding around the&nbsp;veterans and lining up to shake hands with them. It really seemed to mean a lot to the veterans to be recognized and to once again be looked to as heroes."</p> <p><br />For more information on Honor Flight, visit <a href="http://www.collierhonorflight.org/main/">http://www.collierhonorflight.org/main/</a>.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/05/22/arthrex-supports-fifth-honor-flight-for-70-local-veterans Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supported the 2015 AAOS Safe and Accessible Playground Build <p> <img alt="AAOS Playground Build" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/647/647_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Arthrex supported the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons&rsquo; (AAOS) 16th Annual Safe and Accessible Playground building program as a silver-level sponsor, and on March 24, 2015,&nbsp;hundreds of volunteers transformed an empty lot in Las Vegas' Palabra Viva community into a child's dream playground. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />As an industry partner, Arthrex is committed to increasing public awareness of orthopaedics, and is proud to support AAOS in its endeavor to provide places where children, with and without disabilities, can get fit, safely play and have fun together.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/05/18/arthrex-supported-the-2015-aaos-safe-and-accessible-playground-build Danielle Batsios Arthrex & American Heart Association – Making People Better <p>As part of our corporate community mission of&nbsp;<strong><em>Making People Better</em></strong>,&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;is passionate about contributing to a stronger, healthier community. Our community partnerships with organizations such as the American Heart Association (AHA) are especially rewarding, and for this reason we've supported the Southwest Florida&nbsp;AHA for more than a decade. Since 2011,&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;has been proud to be recognized by the AHA nationally as a&nbsp;Fit-Friendly&nbsp;Company. The&nbsp;video below was shared with our community partners at the 2015 Go Red For Women Luncheon to illustrate our commitment to employee wellness.&nbsp;Click the video below to play:</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wntomt-nw7s" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/05/04/arthrex--american-heart-association--making-people-better Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supports Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief <p> <img alt="RedCross" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/309/309_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected by the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal.&nbsp;Arthrex is committed to charitable giving in our community and throughout the world, and has donated to the <a href="https://www.redcross.org/donate/0415-c?flow=oc1&amp;retrieveData=1&amp;donationProdId=prod9150029">American Red Cross' Disaster Relief Fund</a>&nbsp;and encouraged employees to do so as well.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/04/28/arthrex-supports-nepal-earthquake-disaster-relief Danielle Batsios Arthrex Proudly Supports American Cancer Society as Power of Relay Sponsor <p> <img alt="Relay for Life" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/627/627_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="200" />Arthrex&nbsp;proudly sponsored the Annual Naples Relay For Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society on April 17-18, 2015, at&nbsp;Gulfview&nbsp;Middle School, along with thousands of participants from throughout Collier County.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />The fun, all-night walkathon began with an opening ceremony and survivor lap around the course surrounded by luminaries to remember those who have lost their battle with cancer. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Because cancer never sleeps, each team has a representative <img alt="Relay for Life" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/628/628_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="200" /> on the track at all times during the overnight event. Arthrex Network Analyst III&nbsp;Tom Birch showed amazing dedication to the cause by walking all night to represent&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;in the theme laps.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to&nbsp;Arthrex&rsquo;s&nbsp;Power of Relay Sponsorship, team participants helped raise nearly $20,000 through online donations and various fundraising sales throughout the year. With&nbsp;Arthrex&rsquo;s&nbsp;support, the event raised more than $345,000 to help fund lifesaving cancer research and educational programs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/04/20/arthrex-proudly-supports-american-cancer-society-as-power-of-relay-sponsor Danielle Batsios Arthrex Family Hockey Game Night <p> <img alt="Arthrex Scorpions" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/623/623_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="150" />More than 450 employees and their families enjoyed the Arthrex Family Everblades Hockey Game on Friday, April 3, 2015. Although the 'Blades didn't pull off a win that night, they've now gone on to make the Kelly Cup Playoffs with games 3-5 against the Orlando Solar Bears continuing this week. Arthrex proudly sponsors the Everblades and wishes the team the best of luck in the playoffs!&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Arthrex Scorpions" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/621/621_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="200" />A little known fact is Arthrex has its own hockey team called the Scorpions! If you arrived early to the Everblades game you may have even caught the team's scrimmage with a special guest player, Arthrex Founder and President Reinhold Schmieding!&nbsp;Arthrex Scorpion Team Members include Chris Adams, Zack Day, Patrick Eckhold, Cory Hall, Michael Karnes, Jay Kaszyca, Brandon Kelly, Tim Thompson and David Shepard.&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Arthrex Director of Orthobiologics David Shepard shared, "The scrimmage was a fun opportunity to skate, sweat and have some good fellowship on <img alt="Arthrex Scorpions" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/622/622_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="135" />the ice." &nbsp;</p> <p>The Scorpions logo was designed by User Experience/User Interface Designer Ariel Morejon. David's helmet, as featured in the photo to the right, represents Arthrex Orthobiologics. "The helmet design is specifically based on what I do here at Arthrex," said David. "I designed it, along with Medical Animation Supervisor Patrick Eckhold, who drew an early concept. Then we sent it to an artist in Philadelphia to paint the blood cells, platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells 'bursting' out of the helmet. Gross but cool!"</p> <p>The Scorpions&nbsp;play each Sunday in the&nbsp;adult hockey league at&nbsp;Germain&nbsp;Arena.&nbsp;Check out their last&nbsp;game before playoffs this&nbsp;Sunday, April 26 at 11:15 a.m. The team is currently&nbsp;first place in the league with an impressive&nbsp;record of&nbsp;7-2-1!&nbsp;<br /><br />Let's go&nbsp;Everblades&nbsp;and&nbsp;Scorpions!&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/04/06/arthrex-family-hockey-game-night Danielle Batsios Employee Spotlight: Kyle Armstrong - Impacting the Lives of STEM Students <p> <img alt="Kyle Armstrong" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/619/619_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="275" />Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. Engineer Kyle Armstrong recently had the unique opportunity to volunteer at Corkscrew Middle School, helping 6th graders design and construct solar-powered cars. The program, aimed at enhancing STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math), is part of a nationwide competition implemented to improve students' knowledge of renewable energy concepts. Each team received a kit with just a solar panel and a motor and the rest was up to the imagination of the students.</p> <p>Kyle shared, "Being part of the young engineering process was quite interesting to see how their minds work and what ideas different teams came up with."</p> <p> <img alt="Kyle Armstrong" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/620/620_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="275" />The students have continued working on their cars and running tests as part of the engineering process. The winning team will go on to attend the district competition.</p> <p>Thank you to Kyle, for representing Arthrex so well and bringing to life why STEM education is so important for students' futures.</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/04/03/kyle-armstrong Danielle Batsios Arthrex's Jerome Gulvas and Scott Sherman Go "Over the Edge" for Junior Achievement <strong></strong> <img alt="JA Over the Edge" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/599/599_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="245" /><span>On Saturday, February 14, 2015 Distal Extremities Senior Engineer Designer Jerome Gulvas<strong> </strong>and Arthroplasty Engineering Manager Scott Sherman went “Over the Edge” for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA). Representing Arthrex in this new fundraising event, Jerome and Scott rappelled down the side of the Naples Grande Beach Resort to raise&nbsp;money for this worthwhile organization!&nbsp;<br><br></span>As part of its commitment to education, Arthrex supports JA in a variety of capacities. Most notably, JA students participate in a job shadow program with employees each year. The program is designed to introduce students to the workplace and the various career opportunities available. It also exposes students to the requirements of various professions and industries, and the skills that will make them valuable assets to future employers. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/02/16/arthrexs-jerome-gulvas-and-scott-sherman-go-over-the-edge-for-junior-achievement Danielle Batsios Arthrex Goes Red for American Heart Association <img alt="Wear_Red" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/600/600_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="260" />As a proud local cause&nbsp;sponsor of the?Go Red For Women??movement,&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;showed&nbsp;its support?by participating in the 11th&nbsp;Annual National Wear Red Day&nbsp;on?February?6, 2015.?This year,?more than?200 employees from Naples,?Ave Maria, Ft. Myers and?California&nbsp;wore red to help raise awareness of women's risk for heart disease.&nbsp;<br><br>Arthrex has supported the Southwest Florida Chapter of the&nbsp;American Heart Association for more than a decade by sponsoring and participating in&nbsp;the Collier County and Lee County&nbsp;Heart Walks, National Wear Red Day, the Southwest Florida Heart Ball, the&nbsp;Go Red For Women Luncheon&nbsp;and a teaching garden at Village Oaks Elementary in Immokalee, FL.??&nbsp;<br><br><br><span><br> <br></span><br><br><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/02/11/arthrex-goes-red-for-american-heart-association Danielle Batsios Arthrex Proudly Supports 2015 Southwest Florida Face Awards <img alt="Face Awards" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/589/589_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="260" />Arthrex&nbsp;was a proud sponsor of the 2015 Face Awards once again this year.&nbsp;<span>The Face Awards, sponsored by&nbsp;<em>Gulfshore</em><span><em>&nbsp;Business</em> and&nbsp;</span><em>D'Latinos</em>&nbsp;magazines, recognizes local busines</span>ses and individuals&nbsp;for their&nbsp;commitment to diversity in the workplace.&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;was honored with the Large Company Face Award in 2013.<br><br><span>This year's event took place on February 6, 2015,&nbsp;with&nbsp;Arthrex's&nbsp;Asia-Pacific, Latin America &amp; Caribbean&nbsp;employees&nbsp;Rosa Martinez,&nbsp;Pedro Quintana,&nbsp;Adriana Gomez,&nbsp;Andrew&nbsp;Forderhase&nbsp;and Bernardo Hernandez&nbsp;in attendance.&nbsp;<br></span><span><br>"Arthrex's&nbsp;presence, financial contribution, and commitment to diversity are an important part of the success of the Face Awards and we are grateful," shared&nbsp;<em>Gulfshore&nbsp;Business</em>'&nbsp;Associate Editor.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br><br><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/02/10/arthrex-proudly-supports-southwest-florida-face-awards Danielle Batsios Arthrex's Mike Boose Honored by Champions for Learning <img alt="Champions for Learning Honorees" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/588/588_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="300" />Champions for Learning (CFL), formerly the Education Foundation of Collier County, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Night of Champions event January 28, 2015 to honor companies like Arthrex and individuals who have made an impact on students' lives in the community.&nbsp;<span>The organization&nbsp;brings&nbsp;the&nbsp;community together to invest in innovative practices that enrich the environment for student learning.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></span><span><span><br>Out of the&nbsp;</span>many&nbsp;community leaders who have been involved with&nbsp;this worthwhile organization throughout the years,&nbsp;Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. HR Director Mike&nbsp;Boose&nbsp;was one of just 20 honorees selected who&nbsp;exemplify the spirit of collaboration, innovation, community involvement&nbsp;and mentoring.&nbsp;</span><span>For the past five years, Mike&nbsp;has volunteered for&nbsp;CFL&nbsp;as a&nbsp;representative&nbsp;of&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;and has&nbsp;served&nbsp;on the board&nbsp;as&nbsp;secretary since last May.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></span><span><br>Mike</span>&nbsp;actively works to build strong relationships with the local business community, school system and technical centers&nbsp;to enhance manufacturing career opportunities. He&nbsp;is also a&nbsp;key representative of the regional Workforce Now initiative and serves&nbsp;as the inaugural chair of the National Academy Foundation Community Liaison Committee supporting Collier County Public Schools'&nbsp;Academy efforts.&nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/01/30/arthrexs-mike-boose-honored-by-champions-for-learning Danielle Batsios Arthrex Hosts Leadership Collier and Greater Naples Leadership Classes <img alt="Leadership Collier" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/591/591_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="240" />On Friday, January 23, 2015, Arthrex was pleased to host Leadership Collier (LC) as part of the program's Commerce Day.&nbsp;Arthrex President and&nbsp;Founder Reinhold Schmieding spoke to the group about&nbsp;Arthrex's&nbsp;history, mission,&nbsp;vision,&nbsp;job creation and economic impact on&nbsp;the Southwest Florida community.<br><br>The following week, on January 28,&nbsp;Reinhold served&nbsp;on a panel discussion&nbsp;for Greater Naples Leadership&nbsp;(GNL), along with&nbsp;two&nbsp;other&nbsp;local business community&nbsp;leaders from&nbsp;Algenol&nbsp;and Hertz.&nbsp;The panel fielded questions from this group of local&nbsp;leaders interested in learning firsthand about the needs of businesses in Southwest Florida.&nbsp;Scott Sherman, engineering manager for the Knee/Hip Arthroplasty&nbsp;team, also&nbsp;presented&nbsp;to the group about&nbsp;Arthrex's&nbsp;innovation and&nbsp;product <img alt="Leadership Collier" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/594/594_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="230" />development&nbsp;process.<br><br>The LC and GNL members were provided&nbsp;the opportunity to take a tour through&nbsp;Arthrex's&nbsp;Medical Education Center and get a glimpse into&nbsp;Arthrex's&nbsp;corporate headquarters.&nbsp;<br><span><br>For more information about Leadership Collier and its foundation,&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.napleschamber.org/Chamber/Leadership_Collier_Foundation.aspx">click here</a>. To learn more about Greater Naples Leadership,&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.gnlwebsite.org/">click here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/01/29/arthrex-hosts-leadership-collier-and-greater-leadership-members Danielle Batsios Arthrex Gives Back to Those Less Fortunate During the Holiday Season <strong><em>St. Matthew's House Thanksgiving and&nbsp;Christmas Day Volunteers</em></strong>&nbsp;<br><br>Arthrex employees&nbsp;and their families volunteered on Thanksgiving and&nbsp;Christmas Day to serve food at St. Matthew's House in Naples. Arthrex is a long-time supporter of St. Matthew's House, a local charity dedicated to housing the homeless and feeding the hungry.&nbsp;<br><br><strong><em>Stockings for the Troops</em></strong> <img alt="Stockings for the Troops" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/595/595_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" /><strong><em>&nbsp;<br></em></strong><span>Arthrex&nbsp;was proud to partner with the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/2014-10-27/6kv5z/733667203">American Red Cross</a>&nbsp;to celebrate our Armed Forces with the Stockings for the Troops Program once again last holiday season! Handmade stockings, stuffed with much needed provisions, were&nbsp;shipped to members of our U.S. military serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas locations.&nbsp;&nbsp;<span><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></span></span><em><strong>Holidays Without Hunger</strong></em><strong>&nbsp;<br><br></strong>More than 2,000 volunteers, including about 20&nbsp;Arthrex employees and family members, donated their time on Christmas Eve to Meals of Hope's Holidays Without Hunger, a food packaging event that successfully surpassed its goal of packaging more than 500,000 meals in two hours!&nbsp;Arthrex sponsored four 10-person stations at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers, where the event was held.<strong><em><br></em></strong><strong><em><br></em></strong> <img alt="GiveBack" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/340/340_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" /><br><strong><em>Gifts Collected to Brighten Local Children's Holidays</em></strong>&nbsp;<br><br>Arthrex employees collected dozens of unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-18 during the holidays. The gifts benefited three local charities:&nbsp;Children's Advocacy Center,&nbsp;Youth Haven and Guadalupe Center.&nbsp;Generous gifts included bikes, books, clothes, toys and more.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2015/01/02/arthrex-gives-back-to-those-less-fortunate-during-the-holiday-season Danielle Batsios Arthrex Proud to Contribute to 2014 Collier Heart Walk Success <a href="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/545/545_2048.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Heart Walk" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/545/545_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" /></a><span>Arthrex proudly supported the Collier County Heart Walk once again this year as a cause sponsor and "<strong>Treasured Your Heart</strong>” at the event Saturday, November 1.&nbsp;</span><span>The 5K walking event, held at Cambier Park in downtown Naples, was a great success with participation from more than 3,000 walkers, including nearly 50 Arthrex employees, family members and even dogs!&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <br> More than $385,000 was raised to support lifesaving heart disease and stroke research to help find a cure for our nation's number one killer. Team Arthrex raised more than $10,000 for the cause alone and was a top fundraising team in the county once again.</span><span><br><br></span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/11/05/arthrex-proud-to-contribute-to-2014-collier-heart-walk-success Danielle Batsios Eighth Annual Arthrex Charitable Championship Raises $12,000 for Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida <a href="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/541/541_2048.png" target="_blank"><img alt="ACC" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/541/541_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="240" /></a><span><span>The 8th Annual Arthrex Charitable Championship (ACC) held on Sunday, October 5, 2014&nbsp;at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples, FL&nbsp;was a huge success with proceeds&nbsp;benefiting&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.pasfi.org/">Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida</a><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.pasfi.org/">!</a><br><br>Two courses were utilized to accommodate 160 golfers and eight volunteers. Each course produced a 1st place foursome and all attendees vied for a number of raffle packages and prizes, all to benefit the worthy nonprofit organization. In total,&nbsp;</span>$12,000 was raised through player registrations as well as raffle and mulligan sales.</span><span><br><br></span>Congratulations to the champions of the 8th Annual ACC!&nbsp; On behalf of the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, thank you to all of those who participated, volunteered and donated!&nbsp; &nbsp; <br><strong><br>Tournament Champions:</strong> <br><span><u>Pine Course 1st Place</u> <br></span> Tim Thompson <br>Matt Medlin <br>Aaron Wilson <br>Tim Johnson &nbsp; <br><u><span><br>Palm Course 1st Place</span></u> <br>Fred Ernsting <br>Gary Boeschen <br>Paul Cuda <br>William Gates &nbsp; <br><span><strong><br>Longest Drive: <br></strong>Tim Thompson, Michelle Chargot, Paul Schenck, Tiffany Roarty</span> <br><span><strong><br>Closest to the Pin:</strong> Tim Thompson, Kristin Jowett, Erick Corsio, Tiffany Roarty</span> <br><span><strong><br>Best Dressed Foursome:</strong> Doug Erickson, Ryan Robbins, Maya Alfonso, Karly Bischoff</span> &nbsp; <br><span><strong><br>Raffle Package Winners: </strong>Karly Bischoff, Josh Michalik, William Blum, Nick Tosto, Nate Marzucco, Jeff Cotter, Rich Hughes, Doug Selliman</span> &nbsp;<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/10/27/eighth-annual-arthrex-charitable-championship-raises-12000-for-parkinson-association-of-southwest-florida Danielle Batsios Collier County Honor Flight Oct. 25 - Join Arthrex in Helping to Welcome Veterans Home! <img alt="Honor Flight" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/537/537_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="300" />On Saturday, October 25, Collier County Honor Flight (CCHF) will take off on its fourth mission, bringing 50 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the monuments erected in their honor with help from&nbsp;Arthrex.&nbsp;Arthrex, along with Moorings Park, is sponsoring this mission and will be well-represented. In addition to CCHF Secretary&nbsp;Linda Valentine, Arthrex Executive Chef&nbsp;William Blum, Director of&nbsp;Arthroplasty, Finance &amp; Business Development&nbsp;Derrick Romine&nbsp;and Derrick’s wife Karen will be going as guardians. Also for the first time, CCHF will be taking a select group of local ROTC students, including Database Administrator Bill Canfield’s son Will, as guardians and honor guards. Once again&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;Photographer&nbsp;Chris&nbsp;Toalson&nbsp;will be the flight’s official photographer, and Southern Hemisphere team member&nbsp;Marli&nbsp;Carvalho<span>&nbsp;will be doing her second stint as a volunteer assisting veterans and guardians with their tickets and getting safely on the flight.<br><br></span>Guardians are volunteers who are assigned to escort a veteran from the 4 a.m. start to the 10 p.m. landing. They play a critical role for the veteran during the day as the veterans of this era range in age from late eighties to early nineties. Throughout the day, a guardian sees to&nbsp;their&nbsp;veteran’s every need, taking them from place to place, often by wheelchair, listening to colorful stories of the war and forging what often becomes a life-long friendship with the veteran.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>As a Gulf War Veteran, Derrick Romine knows first-hand the sacrifices these veterans have made and is thrilled to be a part of this fourth mission, along with his wife Karen. The&nbsp;Romines&nbsp;traveled the world during Derrick’s active duty with the Air Force and Derrick remains in service today as a dedicated member of the United States Air Force Reserve.&nbsp;<br><br>This will be the first trip to include local ROTC students. Bill Canfield and his family attended the third mission's&nbsp;Welcome&nbsp;Home&nbsp;Celebration&nbsp;at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) where&nbsp;his son&nbsp;Will got a taste of the Honor Flight experience. Along with guardian activities, ROTC students will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and Bill reports his son is excited and honored to be part of the upcoming trip.&nbsp;<br><br> <img alt="Honor Flight" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/538/538_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="325" /><span>The Welcome Home celebration at RSW is the perfect ending to a perfect day for the&nbsp;veterans,&nbsp;and something every Arthrex team member and family is welcome to participate in. For veterans and their families, the Welcome Home is often the highlight&nbsp;of&nbsp; the&nbsp;day and the memory they most treasure. Open to the general public, entire families return time and time again to this moving display of gratitude and patriotism. Veterans are often moved to tears by the children who stay up long past their bedtime who stand and salute, shake hands and wave flags. It is a sight to behold and an experience no American family should miss!<span>&nbsp;<br><br></span></span><span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://smilebox.com/play/4e4445794d6a517a4f445a384d7a49334f4451794d44593d0d0a&amp;sb=1">Click here</a>&nbsp;to view a slideshow from the last Honor Flight by the Knights of Columbus.&nbsp;</span><span>For more information on Collier County Honor Flight, please&nbsp;visit&nbsp;<span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.collierhonorflight.org/">www.CollierHonorFlight.org</a>.</span></span><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/10/20/collier-county-honor-flight-oct-25-join-arthrex-in-helping-to-welcome-veterans-home Danielle Batsios Arthrex Presents at Collier County Schools iSTEM Conference <img alt="Maria Hernandez" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/536/536_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="275" /><span>Arthrex&nbsp;was honored to take part in Collier County's 4th Annual&nbsp;iSTEM&nbsp;(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)&nbsp;Conference&nbsp;once again this year&nbsp;on Saturday, October 11, 2014&nbsp;with&nbsp;presentations from&nbsp;Arthrex Manufacturing&nbsp;HR Content Designer&nbsp;Maria Hernandez&nbsp;and Sterilization Engineer&nbsp;Beau Rollins.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></span><span><br>More than 400 teachers, parents, students, community members&nbsp;and&nbsp;school&nbsp;district staff participated&nbsp;in&nbsp;35 exciting break-out sessions where they got hands-on with science, technology, engineering&nbsp;and math. Participants engineered robots, built solar cars, learned about sustainable gardening, integrated the arts into STEM, and so much more.&nbsp;Students from&nbsp;high school career academies&nbsp;also&nbsp;demonstrated their STEM-related work.&nbsp;<br></span><span><br><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znz5DyuxDm8">Click here</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;view the&nbsp;iSTEM&nbsp;Conference's video footage&nbsp;(Maria and Beau's presentation is at the two-minute mark).&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></span><span><span><br>Thank you to Maria,&nbsp;</span>Beau and Arthrex Manufacturing&nbsp;HR Director Mike&nbsp;Boose who has presented&nbsp;at&nbsp;iSTEM&nbsp;in the past, for representing&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;so well and bringing to life why STEM education is so important for students' futures.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/10/13/arthrex-presents-at-collier-county-schools-istem-conference Danielle Batsios Arthrex Proudly Commits to Three-Year Sponsorship of Naples Equestrian Challenge <img alt="NEC" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/529/529_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />As a long-standing supporter of the Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC), Arthrex is proud to announce it has&nbsp;recently become the&nbsp;nonprofit organization's Champion Sponsor with a three-year commitment to NEC's&nbsp;existing programs and&nbsp;events. In addition, Arthrex has made a substantial donation to NEC's&nbsp;Barn Raising Capital Campaign to fund its much needed expansion.&nbsp;<br><br><span>Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc., based in Naples, FL, has a&nbsp;mission of improving the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></span><span><br>“We are proud to support and partner with Naples Equestrian Challenge as the organization’s mission aligns well with Arthrex’s overall commitment to the health and well-being of our community,” said Lisa Gardiner, Arthrex spokeswoman and a member of the Arthrex Charitable Committee.<br></span><br> <img alt="NEC" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/530/530_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />Arthrex has applied its expertise in orthopaedics and biologics for humans to develop more than 100 products for treating horses and dogs through its&nbsp;Arthrex Vet Systems division, which manufactures treatments for conditions that often affect NEC’s therapy horses, such as arthritis and soft tissue injuries. Over<span>&nbsp;the last few years, a representative of Arthrex has regularly visited NEC to administer the Arthrex ACP and IRAP II injections to the NEC therapy horses that need them.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br></span>“Without Arthrex’s commitment to and compassion for NEC’s therapy horses, NEC would never be in a position to afford these highly beneficial treatments,” said NEC Executive Director Kim Minarich. “The Arthrex ACP and IRAP II injections ensure that our horses can comfortably carry out their therapy work with our riders with special needs.” <br><br>The ACP treatment delivers a high concentration of plasma rich platelets to soft tissue injury sites, increasing the amount of growth factors which help the injury heal. The IRAP II is an anti-inflammatory therapy that blocks one of the major inflammatory substances the body releases in the event of injury or arthritis.<br><br>To learn more about Arthrex Vet Systems, visit <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ArthrexVetSystems.com">www.ArthrexVetSystems.com</a>.&nbsp;For more information about NEC,&nbsp;visit <span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.naplesequestrianchallenge.org/">www.NaplesEquestrianChallenge.org</a>.</span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/10/09/arthrex-proudly-commits-to-three-year-sponsorship-of-naples-equestrian-challenge Danielle Batsios Arthrex Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge <span>The Arthrex Charitable Team (ACT) accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday, August 20, and ACT members challenged Arthrex Medical Center staff and community partners NCH Healthcare System and Moorings Park to step up to the challenge next.<br></span><br><br><br><span>Arthrex made a $2,500 contribution to the ALS Association and encourages others to donate to its Florida Chapter <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://visit.arthrex.com/e/23462/ageServer-pagename-FL-homepage/55ncx/634482651">here</a>.&nbsp;</span><span><br> </span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/08/21/arthrex-accepts-ice-bucket-challenge Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supports Back to School Fair for Foster Children <a href="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/517/517_2048.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Friends of Foster Children" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/517/517_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="175" /></a>On Saturday, August 2, 2014&nbsp;at the Golden Gate Community Center in Naples, FL,&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;teamed up with Friends of Foster Children for a special Back to School Fair to help local foster children receive&nbsp;school supplies and other necessities for&nbsp;the new&nbsp;school&nbsp;year.&nbsp;In addition to monetary support, Arthrex&nbsp;employees volunteered at this successful&nbsp;and worthwhile&nbsp;event.&nbsp;The executive director of Friends of Foster Children sent the following note to&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;after the event:&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><span><span><br><em>“Where do we begin to find the words to say thank you for the incredible support&nbsp;</em></span><em>Arthrex&nbsp;gave to the inaugural Back to School Fair for foster&nbsp;children.&nbsp;The event was a huge success…your team that turned up was amazing.?So very helpful, multi-talented and compassionate they all dug-in to really work the event.... What an incredible community culture you must have at your organization.”&nbsp;</em></span><em>&nbsp;</em><br><span><span><br>To read the article that appeared in&nbsp;</span><em>Naples Daily News</em>, please <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.naplesnews.com/news/local-news/hundreds-of-foster-children-caregivers-receive-school-supplies-at-inaugural-fair_24442608">click here</a>.</span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/08/04/arthrex-supports-back-to-school-fair-for-foster-children Danielle Batsios Arthrex’s Leadership Collier and GAIN Graduates <p> <a href="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/479/479_2048.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Leadership Collier and GAIN Graduates" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/479/479_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="325" /></a>Arthrex Arthroplasty Engineering Manager Scott Sherman, a 25th Anniversary Leadership Collier Class of 2014 graduate, has been elected to serve on the Leadership Collier Foundation&rsquo;s (LCF) board for the next three years.&nbsp;The foundation&rsquo;s mission is to build a broad-based network of community leaders who enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement in order to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest. The foundation?accomplishes this through its Leadership Collier and Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN) programs, among others. &nbsp;<br /><br />Through the work of the LCF Alumni Association, graduates continue to build alliances, foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County through nonprofit organizations, local government boards and our schools while enhancing relations with other like-minded, influential community leaders.<br /><br />Arthrex&rsquo;s Leadership Collier Foundation program alumni also include:&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Leadership Collier:</strong>&nbsp;<br />Ken Helenbolt, class of 2008&nbsp;<br />Connie Byrne, class of 2009 and Board Member 2010-2013&nbsp;<br />Cindy Obrecht, class of 2010&nbsp;<br />Patricia Hilbrands, class of 2012&nbsp;<br />Scott Sherman, class of 2014&nbsp;<br />Kevin Stanton, upcoming class of 2015&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>GAIN:&nbsp;</strong><br />Robert Benedict, class of 2012&nbsp;<br />Tithi Dutta Roy, class of 2012&nbsp;<br />Zach Ingwer, class of 2014&nbsp;<br />Ricky Khosla, class of 2014&nbsp;<br />Lance Provance, class of 2014&nbsp;<br /><br />For more information on these leadership programs,?contact Amanda Beights at <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Amanda@NaplesChamber.org</a>&nbsp;or visit the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s website <a href="http://www.napleschamber.org/chamber/leadership_programs.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a>. &nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/07/14/arthrexs-leadership-collier-and-gain-graduates Danielle Batsios Arthrex Received Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award On Tuesday, June 10, 2014,&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;was presented with the Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award by Florida’s Commissioner of Education. <img alt="Commissioner's Business Recognition" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/454/454_512.png" style="padding: 15px;" width="325" /><br><br>The award is given to school district partners across the state who are truly making a difference in their communities.&nbsp;Commissioner Pam Stewart recognized&nbsp;Arthrex&nbsp;primarily for the very generous donation of iPads made to Collier County high schools as part of the “teach me in my world” initiative. Arthrex&nbsp;purchased 30 classroom sets of iPads for each of the nine high schools that are being used in a variety of ways in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) area.&nbsp; <img alt="Commissioner's Business Recognition" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/455/455_512.png" style="padding: 15px;" width="250" />Arthrex&nbsp;also supports the community and its schools with employees serving on various school advisory boards, attending Superintendent CEO Briefings, participating in “Principal for the Day” programs, and providing teacher and student internship opportunities.&nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/06/11/arthrex-received-commissioners-business-recognition-award Danielle Batsios Arthrex California Technology Sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament <img alt="ACTGolfTournament" class="left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/451/451_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" />On June 9, 2014, Arthrex California Technology (ACT) employees attended the 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament at La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara, CA. <br><br><span>The tournament, organized by the Executive Women’s Golf Association, benefits the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Breast Care Center and the Santa Barbara Breast Care Resource Center in Santa Barbara, CA.<br></span><br>Arthrex was the top Eagle Sponsor of the tournament and had two foursome teams play and contribute personally to the cause.&nbsp;<br><span><br>ACT is an Arthrex subsidiary located in Santa Barbara, CA.</span><br><br><br><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/06/10/arthrex-california-technology-sponsored-the-18th-annual-breast-cancer-awareness-golf-tournament Danielle Batsios Arthrex Hosted Fourth Annual Summer Family Fun Event at Collier County Parks' Sun-N-Fun Lagoon <img alt="Arthrex Family Fun Day" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/446/446_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="350" />Nearly 1,800&nbsp;Arthrex employees and their family members came out to enjoy the fourth annual Arthrex Summer Family Fun Event at the&nbsp;Sun-N-Fun Lagoon on Saturday, June 7, 2014.&nbsp;The event provided fun for all ages with unlimited access to the park's pools, slides, lazy river, diving boards and children's water play areas.&nbsp; &nbsp; <br><span><br>Families cooled off with Rita's Italian Ices and enjoyed a delicious catered dinner by Frisco's.&nbsp;Thanks to the generous donations of attendees, five large collection boxes&nbsp;of nonperishable food items were filled for the St. Matthew's House Food Drive.&nbsp;</span> &nbsp; <br><span><br>Special thanks to the Arthrex Meetings &amp; Events Team and Collier County Parks and Recreations’ Sun-N-Fun Lagoon for hosting another wonderful Arthrex Summer Family Fun Event!</span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/06/09/arthrex-hosted-fourth-annual-summer-family-fun-event-at-collier-county-parks-sun-n-fun-lagoon Danielle Batsios Arthrex Hosted Fifth Annual Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum <p>Arthrex hosted 155 orthopaedic fellows for the 5th Annual Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum on May 29-30 and June 5-6, 2014. The two-day comprehensive medical education meetings presented the latest advancements in sports medicine. <img alt="FellowshipForum" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/435/435_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="350" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />During the Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum, fellows have the opportunity to interact with their future colleagues as well as renowned Arthrex faculty members and Arthrex Medical Education staff. Sessions included both didactic education and clinical practice&nbsp;in Arthrex&rsquo;s state-of-the-art medical education wet labs to teach a variety of surgical techniques and key clinical and practice management skills. &nbsp;<br /><br />Orthopaedic fellows are surgeons who have completed residency training and have elected to receive further training in subspecialties in orthopaedics. The fellows in attendance represent 52 fellowship programs from throughout the U.S. and Canada.&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/06/06/arthrex-hosted-fifth-annual-sports-medicine-fellowship-forum Danielle Batsios Team Arthrex Wins 2014 Great Dock Canoe Race for Second Year in a Row <span>Arthrex Distal Extremities team members&nbsp;Jerome Gulvas<strong>&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;RJ Choinski<strong>&nbsp;</strong>took home the VIP Race win for Arthrex at the 2014&nbsp;Great&nbsp;Dock Canoe Race on&nbsp;Saturday, May 10, with their "Arthrex&nbsp;</span> <img alt="Canoe" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/426/426_512.png" style="padding: 15px;" width="325" />Power" themed canoe&nbsp;once again this year - that's two back-to-back wins in a row! They&nbsp;blew the competition out of the&nbsp;water, finishing 25 seconds faster than the second place team!&nbsp;&nbsp; <br><span><br>The Annual Great Dock Canoe Race began 38 years ago as a community event, and has stayed true to its roots. Each year, proceeds of the event are contributed to a local organization, with the&nbsp;beneficiary&nbsp;this year being Drug Free Collier.&nbsp;</span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/05/16/team-arthrex-wins-2014-great-dock-canoe-race-for-second-year-in-a-row Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supports Go Red For Women Campaign as Proud Southwest Florida Luncheon Cause Sponsor As a proud local cause sponsor of the Go Red For Women movement,&nbsp;Arthrex joined hundreds of&nbsp;supporters at the American Heart Association's luncheon held on Friday, May 9, 2014.&nbsp;The <img alt="Go Red For Women Luncheon" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/449/449_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="300" />event's mission is to better educate women about their risk of heart disease, and raise funds to lead the fight against the No. 1 killer of women.&nbsp;<br><br>Arthrex has supported the Southwest Florida Chapter of the&nbsp;American Heart Association for many years by sponsoring and participating in&nbsp;the Collier County and Lee County&nbsp;Heart Walks, National Wear Red Day, the Southwest Florida Heart Ball and the Go Red For Women Luncheon.&nbsp;<br><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/05/12/arthrex-supports-go-red-for-women-campaign-as-proud-southwest-luncheon-florida-cause-sponsor Danielle Batsios Arthrex Named Family Friendly Business of Year by the Naples Alliance for Children Arthrex was named Family Friendly Business of the Year 2014 by the Naples Alliance for Children&nbsp;(NAFC)&nbsp;at the nonprofit's 17th annual awards dinner on Monday, April 7, 2014.&nbsp;Businesses that receive this designation truly exemplify a family friendly workplace that supports employees and their families.&nbsp;Arthrex also received this designation in 2012. <span>&nbsp;<br><br></span><span>NAFC's mission is to take a leadership role in advocating for the improvement of the quality of life for Collier County, Florida's youth and their families. NAFC encourages all business, large and small, to have workplace policies and programs which help employees to take an active part&nbsp;<span>in raising their children.&nbsp;<br><br>To read more about this honor as well as 25 other local businesses that received the NAFC designations, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001hs1Ih2OLrY55T4eFZFhSIXojVH7pvssJXqCliGs-UZ_VDOIYqyRWCEfqjPWPuQIaP7A4ysLK0jGunJ3ysSsJYsc5oyF0KEtugbcni9yYJnwX9mSzV9iN1r9cTRR3FQhhKM9VHhdpAgoVljqx-fzAlpAr3b21FHByPkskyJZI-zRFnO7S06YwYcQSLRO_aJNYlyu4Qo_fwHRpa4T1tRFXiN1gxfIlHmWyJgJrYm1GZqY=">click here</a>.&nbsp;<br></span></span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/04/08/arthrex-named-family-friendly-business-of-year-by-the-naples-alliance-for-children Danielle Batsios Arthrex Proudly Sponsored Special Olympics Area Games Arthrex was once again a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics area games held on&nbsp;Saturday, March &nbsp;22,&nbsp;2014, at Golden Gate High School.&nbsp;Volunteers helped&nbsp;cheer on athletes that&nbsp;participated in track and field, cycling and soccer.<br> <img alt="Special Olympics" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/391/391_512.png" style="padding: 15px;" width="300" /><br>"If I could speak for all Arthrex volunteers, I would say it was a fantastic time,"&nbsp;said Arthrex&nbsp;Senior Imaging &amp; Resection Project Engineer&nbsp;Kevin Stanton.<strong>&nbsp;"</strong>We had an incredible turnout for these games, and we were proud&nbsp;to&nbsp;support Arthrex's mission of Making People Better&nbsp;–&nbsp;this time in our community."<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/03/24/arthrex-proudly-sponsored-special-olympics-area-games Danielle Batsios Animal Refuge Center Pet Donation Drive A Success! <img alt="ARC Pet Drive" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/384/384_512.png" style="padding: 15px;" width="300" /><br><span>Once again this year, the Animal Refuge Center's (ARC) Pet Donation Drive was a huge success with multiple pallets collected of various pet supplies to support the largest no-kill shelter in Southwest Florida,&nbsp;thanks to the dozens&nbsp;of Arthrex employees who donated to the drive.&nbsp;<br><br><strong><em>About ARC<br></em></strong></span>ARC is a&nbsp;&nbsp;501c(3) corporation whose purpose is to promote the adoption of spayed/neutered pets into responsible homes, provide outreach veterinary assistance, provide interim shelter and medical care to homeless, injured or abandoned animals, provide community education and public awareness as to the needs and care of animals in Southwest Florida. <br><br>For more information, visit&nbsp;<span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://animalrefugecenter.com/">http://animalrefugecenter.com/</a>.<br><br></span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/03/13/animal-refuge-center-pet-donation-drive-a-success Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supported the 2014 AAOS Safe and Accessible Playground Build <span>Arthrex supported the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Safe and Accessible Playground building program once again this year as a silver-level sponsor, and on March 11, 2014,&nbsp;hundreds of volunteers transformed Arthur Ashe Charter School’s playground in New Orleans into a safe and accessible place for all of its students.&nbsp; <br></span> <span><br>As an industry partner, Arthrex is committed to increasing public awareness of orthopaedics, and is proud to support AAOS in its endeavor to provide places where children, with and without disabilities, can get fit, safely play and have fun together.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span> &nbsp; <br><span><br>To learn more about the 2014 Playground Build Day, visit <strong><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://newsroom.aaos.org/media-resources/Press-releases/orthopaedic-surgeons-help-new-orleans-children-build-playground-of-their-dreams.htm">AAOS’ newsroom</a>.&nbsp;</strong></span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/03/13/arthrex-supported-the-2014-aaos-safe-and-accessible-playground-build Danielle Batsios Arthrex Recognized for Philanthropic Contributions <img alt="PhilanthropyAward" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/381/381_512.png" style="padding: 12px;" width="200" /><br>Arthrex was presented the 2014 Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award by the Community Foundation of Collier County during the Celebration of Philanthropy event on&nbsp;Friday, February 28, 2014.&nbsp;<br><br>The annual&nbsp;event recognizes honorees for their dedication to philanthropic service in their community.<br><br>“As a leading healthcare technology innovator, we are dedicated to making people’s lives better around the world, and it starts right here in our community,” said Reinhold Schmieding, Arthrex Founder and President.&nbsp; “We look forward to providing a significant and positive impact, and furthering our connection to the community for many years to come.” &nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/03/03/arthrex-recognized-for-philanthropic-contributions Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supported Go Red For Women on National Wear Red Day's Tenth Anniversary Arthrex participated as a proud local cause sponsor of the&nbsp;Go Red For Women?&nbsp;movement by showing its support&nbsp;and&nbsp;wearing&nbsp;red on&nbsp;February&nbsp;7, 2014.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>This year,&nbsp;more than&nbsp;200 employees from Naples,&nbsp;Ave Maria, Ft. Myers and&nbsp;California participated in the 10th Annual Wear Red Day.<br><br><span>For more information on the movement visit:&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.goredforwomen.org/">www.goredforwomen.org</a>.&nbsp;<br><br></span> <img alt="GoRedForWomen" class="center" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/374/374_1024.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="400" /><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/02/10/arthrex-supported-go-red-for-women-on-national-wear-red-days-tenth-anniversary Danielle Batsios American Red Cross of Florida's Gulf Region Shares Soldiers' Letters of Appreciation The&nbsp;American Red Cross&nbsp;Stockings for the Troops event held at Arthrex on Friday, November 8, 2013,&nbsp;was a huge success thanks to many Arthrex employees and American Red Cross volunteers who stuffed 1,000 stockings that were shipped to members of our U.S. military serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas&nbsp;locations. Our local chapter of the American Red Cross shared the following two letters of appreciation thanking Arthrex and other volunteers of Southwest Florida for their&nbsp;thoughtfulness&nbsp;this past holiday season... &nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <strong><br></strong> <img alt="Platoon" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/338/338_512.jpg" style="padding: 9px;" width="350" /><br><br><em>"I want to thank you so much for all of the items that you and the AMAZING people of Lee and Collier Counties provided to us," said Sergeant First Class Doileen Dolo. "It is more than we could wish for. Today one of the boxes containing personal items, snacks, socks and books was delivered to the soldiers (about 25+ soldiers) that are currently responsible for making sure all of our equipment makes it back home. Those guys and girls have a very important job and they are truly grateful that you all put in so much of your time and money for them."</em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><strong><br><br><br><br></strong> <img alt="Soldier" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/337/337_512.jpg" style="padding: 9px;" width="250" /><strong><br><br></strong><em>"I wanted to personally thank you for the care packages I received here in Afghanistan (AFG) from the American Red Cross," said US Army First Lieutenant Octave A. Houdegbe, UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot.</em>&nbsp;<br><br>"<em>My platoon and company are extremely appreciative of the holiday stockings and food as it was a very thoughtful expression of your patriotism and kindness. I am a 24-year-old Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot and Platoon Leader with 51 soldiers under my command. After I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2011, I commissioned through Army ROTC and moved to Fort Rucker, AL to begin my flight training. I graduated and pinned on my Aviator Wings on February 20, 2013. Upon graduation, I moved to Fort Hood, TX and trained for seven months before deploying to Afghanistan for the first time.</em>&nbsp;<br><em><br>"My platoon is responsible for the maintenance of the three Army helicopters; the&nbsp;UH-60 Blackhawk, CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apache Longbow. Here in Camp Marmal, Mazar-e Sharif, AFG we are located West of the Hindu Kush Mountain range and experience a desert-like climate. Some days the dust is so heavy in the air that you have less than a mile of visibility. There are no trees and the sandy landscape can get very boring to look at day after day. Fortunately, being a pilot, I have greater appreciation of the environment for being able to see the snow-capped mountains from the air. The weather has drastically shifted in the past two weeks with lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s. Luckily, it'll be back in the 100s within a few months, since that's what we're used to back in Texas. Snow hasn't settled on the ground just yet, but the mountain ranges are covered in it. Needless to say, it'll be a "sandy" Christmas here in Afghanistan! I'm confident that with some of the Christmas decorations that have been left here from past soldiers over the years that we'll be able to decorate the aircraft hangars and get these troops into the holiday spirit!</em>&nbsp;<br><em><br>"The holidays are always the hardest part of any deployment and the most challenging of times to lead </em><em>soldiers. Online social media platforms like Facebook are an excellent tool for staying in touch with family and friends, but a constant reminder to our troops of what they're missing out on while being deployed. As packages arrive we all share them with each other and ensure that our youngest soldiers receive the support first. Out of my 51 soldiers, their ages range between 19 and 42 years old, and believe it or not, I only have two female soldiers. Included is a photo of myself and my platoon. Unfortunately, there are 12 soldiers missing from the photo that were conducting details at the time and were unable to leave their place of duty. Again, I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for your care packages and I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season!"</em> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/02/07/american-red-cross-of-floridas-gulf-region-shares-soldiers-letters-of-appreciation Kristin Bartlett Arthrex Employees Attend the FGCU President's Celebration <img alt="FGCU" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/371/371_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="200" />Arthrex employees with an FGCU connection&nbsp;Arley Perez, associate project engineer for Knee/Hip Team;&nbsp;James Jacque Garcon, research lab technician;&nbsp;Kara Faulkner, arthroplasty intern; and&nbsp;Valeria Ferrer, associate engineer&nbsp;pose with FGCU President Dr. Wilson Bradshaw during the President's Gala at the Ritz-Carlton on&nbsp;Saturday, February 1, 2014.&nbsp;<br><br>Arthrex continues to&nbsp;support FGCU through this event,&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;by mentoring and lecturing students each semester&nbsp;and&nbsp;hiring graduates from their Bioengineering program and many others.&nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/02/03/arthrex-employees-attend-the-fgcu-presidents-celebration Danielle Batsios Arthrex Gives Back to Those Less Fortunate During the Holiday Season <img alt="GiveBack" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/341/341_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" /><span><em><strong>Holidays Without Hunger</strong></em><strong>&nbsp;<br><br></strong></span>More than 2,000 volunteers, including 20&nbsp;Arthrex employees and family members, donated their time on Christmas Eve to Meals of Hope's Holidays Without Hunger, a food packaging event that successfully surpassed its goal of packaging more than 500,000 meals in two hours!&nbsp;Arthrex sponsored four 10-person stations at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers, where the event was held.<br><strong><em><br>St. Matthew's House Christmas Day Volunteers</em></strong> <br><span><br>Fifteen Arthrex employees&nbsp;and their family members volunteered on Christmas Day to serve food at St. Matthew's House in Naples. Arthrex is a long-time supporter of St. Matthew's House, a local charity dedicated to housing the homeless and feeding the hungry.&nbsp;<br></span><strong><em><br></em></strong> <img alt="GiveBack" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/340/340_512.jpg" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" /><strong><em>Gifts Collected to Brighten Local Children's Holidays</em></strong> <br><br>Arthrex employees collected dozens of unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-18 during the holidays. The gifts benefited three local charities:&nbsp;Children's Advocacy Center,&nbsp;Youth Haven and Guadalupe Center.&nbsp;Generous gifts included bikes, books, clothes, toys and more.&nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/01/31/arthrex-gives-back-to-those-less-fortunate-during-the-holiday-season Kristin Bartlett Arthrex Named Business Partner of the Year by National Alliance on Mental Illness <img alt="NAMI" class="pull-left" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/428/428_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="300" />The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County named Arthrex Business Partner of the Year for 2013 and presented Arthrex's Connie Byrne and Alyssa Norus&nbsp;with an award in&nbsp;gratitude for its continued support. &nbsp;<br><br><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2014/01/03/arthrex-named-business-partner-of-the-year-by-national-alliance-on-mental-illness Danielle Batsios Arthrex Supports Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines <img alt="RedCross" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/309/309_512.png" style="padding: 7px;" width="250" /><span>Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the residents of the Philippines who are enduring the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan that hit on November&nbsp;8. Arthrex donated to the American Red Cross to aid in the relief efforts and encouraged employees to do so as well.&nbsp;<br><br></span><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2013/12/19/arthrex-supports-typhoon-haiyan-victims-in-the-philippines Kristin Bartlett Animal Refuge Center Raised $217,000 with Arthrex's Support <img alt="ARC" class="pull-right" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/339/339_512.jpg" style="padding: 10px;" width="400" />Arthrex employees Tim and Teresa Hoover attended the Starlight Auction for the Animal Refuge Center (ARC), the largest no-kill animal shelter in Florida, over the 2013&nbsp;Thanksgiving weekend and shared details about the great work ARC is doing for our local animals: <br><br>"They presently have around 250 cats and 100 dogs at their 22-acre facility," said Tim.&nbsp;"As a major sponsor, Arthrex helped ARC&nbsp;raise a record $217,000 for the evening to provide food, shelter and medical care for these abandoned/abused animals! It's really quite a remarkable place.&nbsp;A plaque of appreciation was given to Arthrex from the people at ARC. They&nbsp;always are so grateful for our support and said some very nice things about our company when presenting their plaque to us." &nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2013/12/02/animal-refuge-center-raised-217%2C000-with-arthrexs-support Kristin Bartlett Team Arthrex Raises over $14,000 for the American Heart Association's 2013 Heart Walk in Naples, FL Arthrex proudly supported the Collier County Heart Walk in Naples, FL once again this year as a cause sponsor and proved to be "Wild @ Heart" at the event on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.&nbsp;The 5K walking event, held at Cambier Park in downtown Naples, was a great success with participation from more than 3,000 walkers, including nearly 100 Arthrex employees and their families.&nbsp;<br><br>Medical Education Coordinator Lillie Simmons accepted Arthrex's Cause Sponsorship Award and her dog Watson proudly took home first place in the doggy costume contest! Close to $400,000 was raised to support life-saving heart disease and stroke research to help find a cure for our nation's No. 1 killer. <br><br><strong>Team Arthrex raised more than $14,000 for the cause alone and was a top fundraising team in the county once again.&nbsp;</strong>Arthrex has sponsored the Heart Walk for many years;&nbsp;as a&nbsp;cause sponsor for the past three years, and will continue to do so for years to come.&nbsp;Arthrex is proud of all of its&nbsp;employees and their families who have donated their time, energy and funds in supporting this important event.<br><br>For pictures of the event, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://bit.ly/1cgAZ7R">follow us on Twitter</a>!&nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2013/11/07/team-arthrex-raises-over-14%2C000-for-the-2013-american-heart-associations-heart-walk-in-naples%2C-fl Cassandra Engeldinger Arthrex Renews Pledge for AAOS' Safe and Accessible Playground Build Program <span>Arthrex has pledged $5,000 to support the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Safe and Accessible Playground building program once again this year.&nbsp; This annual, award-winning program provides an opportunity to visibly support playground safety and give something back to deserving communities by helping with the construction of a safe and wheelchair-accessible play structure for children. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br></span><span><br>On March 19, 2013, AAOS will transform Faith Community of Saint Sabina in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood of Chicago, IL.&nbsp; As an industry partner, Arthrex is committed to increasing public awareness of orthopaedics, and is proud to support AAOS in their endeavor to provide places where children, with and without disabilities, can get fit, safely play and have fun together.</span> &nbsp; &nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/08/10/arthrex-renews-pledge-for-aaos-safe-and-accessible-playground-build-progr Arthrex's Support Impacts Many Facets of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Arthrex has donated $50,000 to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for education outreach. This money will enable Conservancy environmental education experts to reach more schools to teach our next generation of environmental leaders about the area’s unique national treasures. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>In addition, Arthrex has committed to a partnership agreement, providing the new von Arx Wildlife Hospital with much-needed surgical products and equipment from its Vet System division, to help injured wildlife. &nbsp; <br><br>“We are proud to support and partner with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida as the organization’s mission aligns well with Arthrex’s overall commitment to the health and well-being of our community,” said Kathy Sparrow, vice president of Human Resources and a member of the Arthrex Charitable Gifts Committee. &nbsp; <br><br>In early 2012, Arthrex also supported the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s volunteer program by hosting more than 180 volunteers at their corporate headquarters for a “welcome back” event. &nbsp; <br><span><br>The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was founded in 1964 by a small group of concerned citizens fighting to protect the beauty of our region. Today it has grown to be one of Florida’s largest and most respected environmental organizations.</span> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/08/02/arthrexs-support-impacts-many-facets-of-the-conservancy-of-southwest-florida Arthrex Donates Medical Journals to Florida Gulf Coast University Library <span>In support of the programs and curriculum at Florida Gulf Coast University (FCGU), Arthrex has made a donation of more than 1,700 journals to the FGCU Library. &nbsp;This donation will provide the FGCU Library with a vast selection of orthopaedic surgery-related materials that are either out of print or of local interest, and will assist in building a collection of depth and diversity that reflects the University’s mission.<br><br></span>Arthrex is proud to provide materials that foster the growth and development of educational institutions, so they may better serve the intellectual growth of students, faculty and community residents.<br><br>Selections of each of the following journals were included in the donation to the FGCU Library:<br><br>The American Journal of Orthopaedics<br>The American Journal of Sports Medicine<br>Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Journal<br>Foot &amp; Ankle International<br>Foot &amp; Ankle Specialist<br>The Harvard Orthopaedics Journal<br>Healthcare Purchasing News<br>International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery &amp; Orthopaedic Sports Medicine<br>Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery<br>The Journal of Foot &amp; Ankle Surgery<br>Journal of Hand Surgery<br>Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons<br>Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association<br>Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand<br>Journal of Bone &amp; Joint Surgery<br>Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma<br>Journal of Shoulder &amp; Elbow Surgery<br>Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances<br>The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection and Critical Care<br>Official Journal of the International Cartilage Repair Society<br>Operating Techniques in Sports Medicine<br>Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics<br>OR Today<br>Orthopaedics<br>Orthopaedic Product News<br>Orthopaedic Technology Review<br>Orthopaedics Today<br>Outpatient Care Technology<br>Outpatient Surgery Magazine<br>Sports Medicine &amp; Arthroscopy Review<br>Surgical Products<br>Techniques in Foot &amp; Ankle Surgery<br>Techniques in Knee Surgery<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/07/12/arthrex-donates-medical-journals-to-florida-gulf-coast-university-library Arthrex Hosts Youth Leadership Collier Class On Monday, June 18, 2012, Arthrex hosted the 2012 Youth Leadership Collier (YLC) Class at the Medical Education Center of its corporate headquarters in Naples. The 33 high school students represented a wide array of local area schools and socioeconomic backgrounds.<br><br>The YLC class was provided with an overview of Arthrex’s contributions in the community and beyond through healthcare technology innovation, job creation, employee growth and development, economic diversification, and charitable giving. In addition, David Shepard, director of Orthobiologics and Vet Systems, presented about the exciting future of orthobiologic treatments, while Michael Boose, human resources manager, presented on the various career opportunities at Arthrex, the requirements of various professions and industries, and the skills that will make them valuable assets to future employers.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>The students were also provided with hands-on interactions and tours of Arthrex’s research and development lab and manufacturing facilities.<br>&nbsp;<br>The YLC program empowers students to become effective leaders, instills the values and importance of community stewardship, and showcases Collier County so that students will consider coming back to their community to begin their careers and families.<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/06/18/arthrex-hosts-youth-leadership-collier-class Arthrex Donates Printers for Graduating Seniors in Take Stock for Children Program <span>As part of the Take Stock in Children program, Arthrex has provided 25 graduating seniors, who are heading off to college for the first time, with brand new HP Deskjet All-in-One printers. &nbsp;This is the second year in a row that Arthrex has made this donation.<br><br></span>“These children normally would not have had the opportunity for advanced education if it weren’t for programs like Take Stock in Children,” said Nancy McLaughlin, Vice President of Global Information Systems at Arthrex. &nbsp;“We are very proud to make a contribution that will help these students throughout their college career.”<br><br>Take Stock in Children is a statewide program that helps deserving children from low-income families achieve academic and personal success through scholarships and mentor support. &nbsp;The Education Foundation of Collier County administers the programs for all Collier County middle and high schools, except Immokalee Middle and High School, and there are more than 130 active students in the program.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>Although the graduating seniors have scholarships, they often don’t have the money for computers and/or printers. &nbsp;<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/06/11/arthrex-donates-printers-for-graduating-seniors-in-take-stock-for-children- Arthrex Hosts Students for Junior Achievement Class Visit On Friday, May 11, 2012, Arthrex hosted 70 middle school students from Oak Ridge Middle School as part of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s class mentoring program and curriculum.&nbsp; Arthrex employees from different departments presented the students with job-specific information, career advice, hands-on interactions, and a question and answer session.&nbsp; A representative from Human Resources also presented on the various career opportunities at Arthrex, the requirements of various professions and industries, and the skills that will make them valuable assets to future employers. &nbsp; &nbsp; <br><span><br>As part of our commitment to education and the community, Arthrex is pleased to support educative programs that create a bridge between the classroom and the workplace, and provide our future workforce with positive experiences to learn and grow.&nbsp; During their visit, the students also received an engaging, hands-on tour of Arthrex’s manufacturing facilities. </span> &nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/05/11/arthrex-hosts-students-for-junior-achievement-class-visit Arthrex Hosts the Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance for Medical Tourism Presentation <span>On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Arthrex hosted the Collier County Lodging &amp; Tourism Alliance (CCTLA) for a breakfast meeting and medical tourism presentation at the Medical Education Center of its corporate headquarters in Naples, FL. Arthrex Founder and President Reinhold Schmieding presented to the group about Arthrex’s rich history and commitment to the community, and the company’s contribution to the local tourism economy through its medical education program for healthcare professionals.&nbsp;<br><br></span>Medical education is a significant cornerstone of Arthrex, and the company’s corporate headquarters in Naples serves as an education destination for surgeons from around the world to learn about new products and techniques through hands-on surgical skills training programs. In 2012, Arthrex will bring a projected 10,000 visitors to Naples and contribute an estimated $10 million in tourism spending to the local economy. <br><br>CCTLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing regional issues of mutual importance to the tourism industry and the community. http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/04/25/arthrex-hosts-the-collier-county-lodging--tourism-alliance-for-medical-tou Arthrex Digs for a Cure at American Cancer Society’s 2012 Relay For Life Arthrex proudly sponsored the 16th Annual Relay For Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society on April 20-21, 2012, at Gulfview Middle School, along with 7,000 other participants from throughout Collier County. &nbsp; <br><br>The fun, all-night walkathon began with an opening ceremony and survivor lap around the course surrounded by luminaries to remember those who have lost their battle with cancer.&nbsp;The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Because cancer never sleeps, each team has a representative on the track at all times during the 24-hour event. Arthrex proudly represented by winning the “Spirit Stick Award” as well as one of the “Top 10 Tents” with its Digging for a Cure archeological dig-themed tent décor. &nbsp; <br><span><br>In addition to Arthrex’s $25,000 Platinum-Level Sponsorship, Arthrex team participants helped raise more than $10,500 through online donations and various fundraising sales throughout the year. With Arthrex’s support, the event raised more than $500,000 to help fund lifesaving cancer research and educational programs.&nbsp;<br><br></span> <img alt="Relay for Life" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/88/88_512.jpg" /><br><br> <img alt="Relay for Life" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/89/89_512.jpg" /><br><br> <img alt="Relay for Life" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/90/90_512.jpg" /><br><br> <img alt="Relay for Life" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/91/91_512.jpg" /><br><br> <img alt="Relay for Life" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/92/92_512.jpg" /><br><br> <img alt="Relay for Life" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/93/93_512.jpg" /><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/04/25/arthrex-digged-for-a-cure-at-american-cancer-societys-2012-relay-for-life Arthrex Vet Systems Partners with Naples Equestrian Challenge Two very special horses at Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC) are feeling much better thanks to Arthrex’s Vet Systems division. &nbsp;Dynamite, a 29-year-old Mustang gelding, has a soft tissue injury in his left hind knee, and Buddy, an 18-year-old American Paint/Quarter Horse gelding, has arthritis in both hind hock joints. &nbsp;Arthrex Vet Systems manufactures two effective biologic treatments, IRAP II and ACP, for each of the conditions affecting the horses.<br><br>As part of its marketing efforts, Arthrex needed to film Hank Gendron, DVM administering the treatments to horses. &nbsp;In their effort to plan for the video, Dr. Gendron and Arthrex immediately thought of the NEC horses, and the opportunity to help horses that are giving back to the community. &nbsp;So, on March 2, 2012, Dr. Gendron, along with the Arthrex film crew, arrived at the NEC barn to film Dr. Gendron administering the Arthrex ACP (Autologous Conditioned Plasma) treatment to Dynamite and the Arthrex IRAP II to Buddy.<br><br>The ACP treatment delivers a high concentration of plasma rich platelets to the soft tissue injury site, increasing the amount of growth factors which help the injury heal. &nbsp;The IRAP II is an anti-inflammatory therapy that blocks one of the major inflammatory substances the body releases in the event of injury or arthritis.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>Buddy and Dynamite are doing very well, showing much improvement, and are now happily performing their special jobs at NEC!<br><br>NEC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering therapeutic riding for Collier County adults and children with disabilities.<br><br> <img alt="Arthrex Vet Systems" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/80/80_512.jpg" /><br><br> <img alt="Arthrex Vet Systems" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/81/81_512.jpg" /><br><br> <img alt="Arthrex Vet Systems" class="" src="https://d30s4oigopvds.cloudfront.net/images/82/82_512.jpg" /><br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/04/02/arthrex-vet-systems-partners-with-naples-equestrian-challenge Arthrex Named Employer of the Year and Family Friendly Business in 2012 <span><span>Arthrex has been named the Naples Alliance for Children (NAFC) <em>Employer of the Year 2012</em>, as well as a <em>Family Friendly Business</em> for the third year in a row.&nbsp; </span>&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span><br>Businesses that receive the <em>Family Friendly Business</em> designation truly exemplify a family friendly workplace that supports employees and their families.&nbsp; Arthrex met established criteria put forth by NAFC to receive this designation.&nbsp; </span> &nbsp; <span>&nbsp;<br><br>“This designation recognizes employers who find ways to help employees balance the needs of their families with the demands of their jobs,” said NAFC Business Chair Myra Shapiro.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span> &nbsp; <br><span><br>NAFC’s mission is to take a leadership role in advocating for the improvement of the quality of life for Collier County, Florida’s youth and their families.&nbsp; NAFC encourages all business, large and small, to have workplace policies and programs which help employees to take an active part in raising their children. </span> &nbsp; &nbsp; http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/03/29/arthrex-named-employer-of-the-year-and-family-friendly-business Arthrex Hosts the Collier County Medical Society <span>On Thursday, March 15, 2012, Arthrex hosted the Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) at the Medical Education Center of its corporate headquarters in Naples, FL for the Spring General Membership Meeting. &nbsp;More than 150 CCMS members and guests attended the event and learned more about Arthrex as a global medical device industry leader with a strong commitment to the local medical community.<br><br></span>Arthrex presenters included Reinhold Schmieding, Arthrex founder and president; Bryan Hanypsiak, director of medical education; Steve Jones, director of business development and capital product management; and David Shepard, director of orthobiologics.<br><br>CCMS attendees were provided a hands-on tour of Arthrex’s teaching facilities and labs, and presented with information about Arthrex’s premier medical education opportunities, Arthrex’s new imaging platform, SynergyHD3 – which is poised to revolutionize the multi-specialty endoscopic market, and the future of biologic treatments in medicine.<br><br>“We look forward to providing a significant and positive impact, and furthering our connection to the local medical community,” said Schmieding.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>CCMS is a nonprofit professional association of over 500 physician members serving Collier County and the City of Naples, Marco Island and Immokalee for over 50 years. CCMS seeks to advance the interests of physicians and their patients through education and the improvement of public health.&nbsp;<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/03/15/arthrex-hosts-the-collier-county-medical-society Arthrex Receives Wallace Benevolent Award from the Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County <span>The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) has awarded Arthrex with the Wallace Benevolent Award. This award is given annually to individuals, corporations and organizations that provide a substantial impact and assist in furthering CAC’s mission.&nbsp;<br><br></span>This year, Arthrex is the exclusive platinum sponsor of CAC’s 2012 Beach Ball on February 25 at Naples Beach Hotel, as well as their Annual Golf Tournament on April 28. <br><br>The upcoming year marks the CAC’s 25th year of providing assistance to children and families in the Collier County community. The agency’s Beach Ball and Annual Golf Tournament account for more than 10% of the nonprofit’s annual operating budget. http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/02/27/arthrex-receives-wallace-benevolent-award-from-the-childrens-advocacy-cent Arthrex Celebrates 2012 Wear Red Day and Sponsors Go Red For Women Luncheon As a supporter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Campaign for many years, Arthrex “went red” Friday, Feb. 3, with hundreds of employees taking part in National Wear Red Day. Employees made it their mission to celebrate the cause and spread awareness that heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the lives of nearly 500,000 women each year.<br>&nbsp;<br>Arthrex has also signed on to sponsor the Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon set for May 23, 2012 at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs.<br>&nbsp;<br>For more information about this important awareness campaign, visit <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.goredforwomen.org">www.goredforwomen.org</a>.<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/02/05/arthrex-celebrates-2012-wear-red-day-and-sponsors-go-red-for-women-luncheon Arthrex Giving Trees Provided Gifts to Deserving Collier County Children Arthrex partnered with three local organizations, Grace Place, Youth Haven and Toys for Tots, to help make the 2011 holiday season special for about 200 less fortunate Collier County children. The Toy Drive was a success again this year thanks to the generosity of many Arthrex, Inc. and Arthrex Manufacturing, Inc.&nbsp;employees. &nbsp; <br><br><h4>About Grace Place&nbsp;</h4> Grace Place is a faith-based, nonprofit neighborhood educational center teaching literacy, language and life skills to at-risk children and impoverished families in Golden Gate city, Naples. &nbsp; <h4><br></h4><h4>About Youth Haven</h4> Youth Haven is Collier County’s only 24-hour residential Emergency Shelter for children removed from their homes due to an allegation of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. The organization is the sole provider of numerous Family Support Programs offering in-home and community-based parenting education, abuse and homelessness prevention, temporary financial assistance, and crisis intervention services for families with children living in crisis situations. &nbsp; <h4><br></h4><h4> About Toys for Tots</h4> The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/01/12/arthrex-giving-trees-provided-gifts-to-deserving-collier-county-children demouser demouser Arthrex Hosts Students for Junior Achievement Job Shadow Program On Friday, January 13, 2012,&nbsp;Arthrex hosted 14 high school students from the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee as part of Junior Achievement’s Job Shadow Program. The program is designed to introduce students to the workplace and the various career opportunities available. It also exposes students to the requirements of various professions and industries, and the skills that will make them valuable assets to future employers. &nbsp; <br><br>As part of our community involvement and commitment to education, Arthrex was pleased to participate in the program. During their visit, the students were introduced to five different departments within the company: Marketing Communications, Research and Development, Product Management, Manufacturing and Customer Service. Each department provided the students with job-specific information, career advice, hands-on interactions and tours, and question and answer sessions. http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2012/01/11/arthrex-hosts-students-for-junior-achievement-job-shadow-program demouser demouser Neighborhood Health Clinic Announces Arthrex as Platinum Sponsor Arthrex is pleased to support the Neighborhood Health Clinic’s 9th Annual Block Party on February 18, 2012 as the event’s Platinum Sponsor. This will be the third consecutive year Arthrex has sponsored the Block Party, and the first year at the platinum level.<br><br>“Neighborhood Health Clinic’s tremendous team of medically-trained professional volunteers carry out the services that make a considerable impact on improving the overall health and well-being of our county,” said Arthrex President and Founder&nbsp;Reinhold Schmieding. “As a community healthcare partner, Arthrex is proud to support the clinic’s efforts to provide quality medical and dental care to low income, uninsured working residents of Collier County.”<br><br>The goal of the Block Party is to generate approximately 25 percent of the clinic’s annual operating budget, ensuring its ability to continue delivering quality medical care using a volunteer professional staff.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2011/12/13/neighborhood-health-clinic-announces-arthrex-as-platinum-sponsor Arthrex Sponsors the Arthrex Family Golf Clinic at the Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout <p>For the past 23 years, the Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout hosted by Greg Norman, has been one of the most unique tournaments on the PGA Tour. Dr. Paul Hobaica with&nbsp;the Arthrex Medical Center, has served as the medical director of the event for the past 12 years, coordinating all EMS/fire detail and providing medical care to the players, family and staff at the event. <br /><br />This year, Arthrex supported the tournament by sponsoring the Arthrex Family Golf Clinic taking place on December 9, 2011. This venue provided a great opportunity to promote Arthrex's exclusive sponsorship and support of The First Tee Naples/Collier, a youth development program that uses the sport of golf to teach students life skills. The Arthrex Family Golf Clinic featured Greg Norman speaking with the crowd, education about The First Tee Naples/Collier program, a golf trick shot show, and hands on golf instruction for kids by local PGA teaching professionals. <br /><br />The Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout commits millions of dollars to charity every year.<br />&nbsp;</p> http://www.vegasbailbondcompanies.com/newsroom/arthrex-in-community/2011/12/07/arthrex-sponsors-the-arthrex-family-golf-clinic-at-the-franklin-templeton-s 父爱如山动漫全集在线观看_av日本_第一福利在线永久视频