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Non-Profit Organization, Cooking with the Troops, to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Honor of Veterans Day 2011




Cooking with the Troops, a charity that supports U.S. and Allied troops, their families, and caregivers worldwide, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in honor of Veterans Day 2011.

Cooking with the Troops Chairman & CEO, C. Blake Powers, will be joined by Phil Perugini, World War II veteran from Easy Company as well as a distinguished chosen veteran on that day to preside over the Closing Bell.

Prior to the Closing Bell, Cooking with the Troops and NASDAQ OMX will host a full-day event honoring the United States Veterans at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in partnership with Sears Holdings Corporation, Blue Nile and B.N. Shape Clothing. Among the day's activities will be a surprise Blue Nile event as well as cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and NASDAQ-listed companies including:

  • Ellen Adams, Cooking with the Troops & Personal Chef
  • Chef James Luque, Executive Chef, The Thayer Dining Room, West Point, New York
  • Fairway Market Food Experts
  • Paul Niedermann – Winner of Season 9 of FOX's Hell's Kitchen and Head Chef, BLT Steak in New York City


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Friday, November 11th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET     


C. Blake Powers

Chairman & CEO, Cooking with the Troops

(765) 409-5646

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

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About Cooking with the Troops:

Cooking with the Troops is a 501(c)(3) charity that supports U.S. and Allied troops, their families, and caregivers worldwide. Our mission is to provide comfort, nutrition, and hope through four major programs: food events, culinary career transition, homefront support, and frontline support.

The idea for cooking with the troops grew out of a joint event between Bob Miller and C. Blake Powers. Bob Miller began doing barbecues at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2005, and Blake Powers began doing food events as a result of his first embed in Iraq in 2007, working through the charity Soldiers' Angels. Bob suggested doing a joint event at Malogne House at Walter Reed, with Bob and his volunteers doing a barbecue and to be followed by a dessert bar afterwards.

This event proved to be very successful, and the two realized that they could do much more by working together. They incorporated Cooking with the Troops in April 2010 to not only do food events, but to add in three new program areas. They applied for 501(c)(3) status in May, and received that status in June 2010. Between July and December 2010, Cooking with the Troops was able to serve nearly 1,000 people even as it began fundraising and related efforts.

While the primary focus is on the wounded, injured, and ill and associated caregivers, operations are intended to cover the full range of those who serve, their families, and those who provide medical and related care.

For more information about Cooking with the Troops, visit:


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