Payton Clark of Henkels & McCoy Receives MEA Life Sustaining Award

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (PRWEB) October 16, 2019

MEA Energy Association (MEA) is proud to bestow Payton Clark, apprentice 4, of Henkels & McCoy, with a Life Sustaining Award for using CPR to save a man’s life.

Clark was working on a transmission project in southern Illinois when the crew noticed a tractor coming toward them. The driver appeared unconscious and was slumped over the steering wheel. The crew called 911, got the man off the tractor, and Clark began CPR. The farmer fully recovered after he was treated in hospital.

“It is a privilege to present this Life Sustaining Award,” said John Gann, MEA Vice President. “These awards serve to highlight the outstanding individuals in the energy industry who rise up when called and make a difference when presented with the opportunity to do so.”

Henkels & McCoy Shared Services is based out of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and have been members of MEA since 1997.

The MEA Life Sustaining Award is presented to individuals from member companies who have saved, or attempted to save, the life of another. The Meritorious Service Award is granted to recognize those who have performed actions in the service of another that are considered above and beyond. Applications for the MEA Life Sustaining and Meritorious Service Award are reviewed approved by the Executive Committee of MEA’s Board of Directors. Read about all MEA awards at

For questions contact John Gann, johng (at) (dot) org, or (651) 289-9600 x105.

About MEA:

MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. We were founded as a trade association over 110 years ago by distribution utilities whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, we fulfill the same purpose through education, leadership development, and industry connections. Energy delivery companies, contractors, and suppliers around the country benefit from our 55 summits, roundtables, and webinars, 400+ online technical courses, safety assessments, evaluator training, operator qualification compliance tools, and leadership courses for field personnel.

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SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute Presents the 2019 AT ONE International Festival: New Paradigm, New Era of Wellbeing, November 15-17, 2019

SUZHOU, China (PRWEB) October 15, 2019

“New Paradigm, New Era of Wellbeing” is the theme of this year’s AT ONE International Festival at SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute in Suzhou, China. The festival will focus on redefining wellbeing, wellness, healthcare and integrative medicine.

The annual event, open to the public, brings together thought leaders and holistic practitioners from around the world to address scientific discoveries, the reemergence of ancient practices, and humanity’s challenges of the 21st century. The festival pushes boundaries and celebrates life towards a common destiny for all humanity.

Founded by Frederick Chavalit Tsao, author of Quantum Leadership: New Consciousness in Business and Founder/Chairman of SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute, the three-day festival is a showcase of discovery, learning, fun and human connection. This year, a one-day conference will bring thought leaders together to challenge the status quo, inspire a new way of thinking, and share a vision of the essential oneness of the world. “A new paradigm is needed for new world challenges, and in order to flourish, humans must learn to become the CEO of their own lives,” says Tsao.

The festival begins with a forum for speakers and panelists, followed by the AT ONE International Conference where participants will discuss:

  • Exploring the paradigm of life sciences from the West and the East to define what life is and what health and wellness mean.
  • Reimagining the future of what healthcare may look like as society lives longer, human life span increases and technology changes the entire landscape.
  • Taking Responsibility: Who should be responsible for what, and how do we get there?

The three-day festival is open to the public Nov 15-17, offering 150 experiential learning activities designed to help formulate healthy living habits, connect to the soul, and lead towards mental and physical wellbeing. International, regional and local practitioners will join the festival to offer interactive workshops, master classes and lectures at SANGHA Retreat and AT ONE Healing Spa.

Last year’s festival was attended by 3,000 guests, with 400 participants at the International Conference. To register for this year’s event, visit

SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute

Located west of Shanghai on the outskirts of Suzhou, China, SANGHA Retreat combines Eastern philosophies backed by Western science to help people awaken to a life of greater purpose and personal wellbeing. With a focus on raising consciousness, it has been created for the need of our time by visionary Fred Tsao, fourth-generation steward of a family business that started in The Shanghai Bund before 1906.

The 47-acre retreat, designed by Tsao & McKown, includes AT ONE guest suites; AT ONE Clinic, offering comprehensive wellness assessments and wellbeing programs; AT ONE Healing Spa with extensive spa treatment menu and hydrotherapy circuit; THOUGHT FOR FOOD restaurant; the Meditation Dome; and a seasonal schedule of fitness activities and mindfulness classes designed around the body’s circadian rhythm.

For more information and reservations, visit Reservations can also be made through Hidden Doorways Travel or a preferred travel agent.

OCTAVE Institute

More than a school of life, OCTAVE Institute is a platform to help people find clarity, harmony and a new level of consciousness and freedom. It is comprised of SANGHA Retreat, the VILLAGE, and AITIA in Suzhou; and THE LIVING ROOM, an urban support center in Shanghai. The VILLAGE is a live-work-learn community for personal and communal learning, executive retreats, conferences, summits and festivals including the AT ONE International Festival, an annual, international festival that brings together thought leaders and holistic practitioners to address current issues. AITIA powers the communal programs at OCTAVE Institute. Together they create the foundation for growth towards a purposeful life, mindfully lived.

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Calvary Hospital Hosts 16th Annual Attorney Conference

NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 15, 2019

Calvary Hospital hosted its 16th Annual Trusts and Estates Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on October 10. This invitation-only event attracted more than 250 of New York’s most experienced trusts and estates attorneys. During the past decade, Calvary’s attorney conference has earned a reputation as a must-attend event for trusts and estates practitioners.

This year’s “Ethics for Breakfast” program, moderated by New York County Surrogate, Hon. Nora S. Anderson, was entitled “What the Future May Hold: Ethical Issues Confronting Lawyers When Facing Difficult Circumstances in their Practices.” The distinguished panel was comprised of:

  • Anthony J. Enea, Esq., Member, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP;
  • William John Kane, Esq., Director, Lawyers Assistance Program, New Jersey State Bar Association;
  • Sarah D. McShea, Esq., Law Offices of Sarah Diane McShea; and
  • Joanne Seminara, Esq., Partner, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP.

The conference was Co-Chaired by Leah D. Hokenson, Esq., vice president and senior estate settlement officer at Fiduciary Trust Company International and Erin Gilmore Smith, senior vice president and senior trust officer at Bank of America Private Bank. All attendees qualified to receive two CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits in Ethics and Professionalism.

The conference is organized by Calvary’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC). The PAC was established by the Calvary Fund, Inc. in 2001 to assist the Board of Directors and staff in securing the financial support required to operate the country’s only acute care specialty hospital dedicated to the palliative care of patients with advanced cancer and other life limiting diseases. PAC members are volunteers from the legal, investment, accounting, insurance, and banking professions.

Since 1899, Calvary has been the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Each year, thousands of patients receive CalvaryCareSM throughout the greater New York area. To learn how Calvary can help you and your family, please visit:

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