SLUSH PUPPiE Nominated for 2016 Madison Avenue Walk of Fame

ONTARIO, CA—(Marketwired – August 31, 2016) – The ICEE Company is pleased to announce its iconic SLUSH PUPPiE mascot as a nominee for the 2016 Madison Avenue Walk of Fame — the Advertising Industry's equivalent to The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The annual event, part of Advertising Week, honors mascots universally recognized in the advertising community and challenges the public to vote online at–of–fame/. Voting is now open and will run through September 19th, 6:00 pm ET. The voting culminates with all of the nominated mascots ringing the NASDAQ bell during Advertising Week on Monday, September 26th, where the winners will be announced.

“We are excited and honored to have our SLUSH PUPPiE mascot as a nominee for the 2016 Madison Avenue Walk of Fame,” said Dan Fachner, President of The ICEE Company. This is the ICEE Company's second consecutive nomination. ICEE Bear, mascot for ICEE, was inducted into the 2015 Madison Avenue Walk of Fame.

The ICEE Company, is a leader and innovator in the Frozen Beverage industry, offering the most comprehensive Frozen Beverage package and Service Network in the beverage and foodservice categories. Our brand portfolio includes ICEE®, SLUSH PUPPiE®, ARCTIC BLAST®, parrot ice® frozen cocktails and fruit smoothies, ICEE® Slush, THELMA's® frozen lemonade and Java Freeze ® frozen and iced coffee. The ICEE Company is also a major service provider to the foodservice category through ICEE Managed Service. The ICEE Company is a subsidiary of J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF), and operates Service Centers throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. For further information, please visit us at

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Quatris Receives Strategic Investment from Seaport Capital

BEDFORD, TX and NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – August 31, 2016) – Quatris, LLC (“Quatris”), a provider of specialized healthcare software and database solutions, as well as hosting, software maintenance and support services for small and medium sized physician practices, announced today that it has secured a strategic investment from Seaport Capital (“Seaport”), a middle–market private equity firm. The existing management team invested in the transaction alongside Seaport and will continue to lead the company going forward. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Quatris is pursuing a number of growth initiatives,” said Quatris CEO Mark Spates. “Seaport will help the current management team by providing capital and strategic assistance to execute on this vision. Seaport recognizes the importance of Quatris' support and hosting services for its customers, as well as the value of our employees. We look forward to implementing our plans and continuing to build a great company.”

Seaport Capital Partner Bob Tamashunas agreed, saying, “We are impressed with the Quatris management team and service organization. The company has multiple avenues to grow as the healthcare landscape continues to evolve in coming years. We look forward to partnering with the team to assist them in achieving their strategic goals and growing the company while continuing to exceed clients' service expectations.”


Quatris Health provides software and database solutions for medical practices, as well as the training and support needed to maximize the benefit of a physician practice's technology investment. The company was formed in 2013 as the result of a merger between Final Support and Alliance Healthcare Solutions. Both Final Support and Alliance Healthcare had individually been in the healthcare space for more than ten years prior to the merger. Upon its creation, Quatris Health became the largest independent seller of GE Healthcare's Centricity Practice Solution to small and medium sized physician practices.

Quatris Health is a partner for physician practices, providing clinicians, administrators and office staff software support and services. The company also provides hosting services, enabling physician practices to manage their data though the company's cloud services. For additional information, visit


Founded in 1997, Seaport Capital provides capital to middle market companies in the communications, media, and business services sectors. Seaport works with talented management teams to create valuable companies that are leaders in their market segments. Seaport's extensive investing experience enables it to develop successful strategies; its relationships and resources help achieve them. The firm seeks to invest $10 to $25 million of equity capital in private companies with enterprise values of between $20 and $100 million. For additional information, visit