NASDAQ OMX to Host Commemorative Closing Bell Ceremony in Remembrance of September 11, 2001
ADVISORY, Sept. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
In remembrance of the decennial of September 11, 2001, the following organizations and their representatives will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to officially ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell:
- Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, D- NY06
- Richard Miller, President & Co founder, Post 911 Foundation
- Kimberly Unger, Executive Director, STANY
- Jenn Setzenfand, Treasurer, STA
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, September 9th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Post 911 Foundation
Theresa T. Miller
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About Congressman Gregory Meeks:
Congressman Meeks has represented the 6th Congressional District of New York, located in Southeast Queens, since 1998.
Congressman Meeks is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, and is the former chairman of the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. He currently serves on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. A critical committee for the state of New York, the Financial Services Committee oversees all components of the nation's housing and financial services sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities.
Congressman Meeks also serves as a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, and sits on the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Global Environment.
About Post 911 Foundation:
The morning after the attacks of September 11th, Detective Richard J. Miller of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit, decided to raise an American Flag over "ground zero" to honor his fallen comrades, still missing in the rubble. With the help of other first responders, the former Marine raised the first flag in the frozen zone, off the fallen antenna from the north tower of the World Trade Center. Inspired by his missing friend and fellow officer, Sgt. Mike Curtain, Detective Miller wanted his missing ESU friends (who together represent every branch of the Military) to see the flag when they were rescued. Although, all 14 members of his unit were ultimately lost, his motivation and initiative in that moment inspired all those First Responders around him and continues on today through the Post 911 Foundation.
STANY is a membership organization which for the past 75 years has represented the interests of trading and financial services professionals employed in the greater New York metropolitan area. STANY, does not represent a single business model, but rather provides a forum for trading professionals from diverse disciplines to share their unique perspectives on issues facing the securities markets. Our members work together to promote their shared interest in efficient, liquid markets, and investor protection. STANY is the largest affiliate of the Security Traders Association ("STA"). For more information about STANY, visit http://stany.org/Home.aspx
The STA is a professional trade organization that works to improve the ethics, business standards and working environment for our members. With 25 Affiliates throughout North America, Security Traders Association is comprised of 4,200 individual professionals, all engaged in the buying, selling and trading of securities. We provide a forum for our members, who represent institutions, both buy-side and sell-side, broker-dealers, ECNs, exchanges, market makers, and hedge funds to share their distinct perspectives on issues facing our securities markets. Uniquely positioned as the nonpartisan organization representing the multi-faceted trading community, STA is an assembly of market practitioners united in the pursuit for the protection and growth of our nation's markets. Our ultimate goal is to provide investors, both retail and institutional, with the most liquid, transparent, fair and efficient markets in the world. (www.securitytraders.org)
About NASDAQ OMX:
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX first North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).
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