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Marquis Industries Announces $10,000 Donation to the American Heart Association

CHATSWORTH, Ga., Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marquis Industries, a subsidiary of Live Ventures Incorporated, a publicly traded diversified holding company (NASDAQ: LIVE), is pleased to announce a $10,000 donation to the American Heart Association. This is the tenth consecutive year of donations from Marquis Industries to the American Heart Association. As heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., these funds will help support lifesaving research and advocate for better health.

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Some specific programs supported by these funds include:

  • Meritorious research at the forefront of heart disease and stroke prevention
  • Public education on heart disease and stroke
  • CPR kit placements and education 
  • Get within the guidelines standards/programming in local hospitals

“It’s amazing how many lives have been saved with CPR training and AED placement that would not be possible without the work of the AHA. We recognize that every dollar donated goes toward helping the fight against our nation's No. 1 & No. 5 killers (heart disease and stroke),” said Wes Godfrey, Chief Executive Officer, Marquis Industries Inc. Godfrey went on to highlight his appreciation of the AHA’s dedication and contributions. “In tradition of our values at Marquis Industries, we are pleased to be a continued supporter and greatly admire the American Heart Association commitment to research and patient support.”

“We are proud and delighted to have Marquis collaborate with us as we work to promote a healthier lifestyle in the Dalton community. Their annual support is a catalyst for us to reach our impact goals,” said Jake Johnson, Regional Director Chattanooga-American Heart Association.

About Live Ventures

Live Ventures Incorporated, originally incorporated in 1968, is a diversified holding company with several wholly owned subsidiaries and a strategic focus on acquiring profitable companies that have demonstrated a strong history of earnings power. Through its subsidiary Marquis Industries, the company manufactures and sells residential and commercial carpets primarily in North America. Marquis Industries also designs, sources and sells hard-surface flooring. Through its subsidiary Vintage Stock, an award-winning entertainment retailer, the company sells new and pre-owned movies, classic and current generation video games and systems, music on CD & LP, collectible comics, books, toys, and more. Vintage Stock, through its stores and website, ships product worldwide directly to the customer's doorstep. Through its subsidiary ApplianceSmart, the company sells new major household appliances in the United States through a chain of company-owned retail stores operating under the name ApplianceSmart®.

About Marquis Industries

Marquis Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells residential and commercial carpets primarily in North America. It also designs, sources and sells hard-surface flooring. Marquis Industries commenced operations in 1995 and is based in Chatsworth, Georgia. For more information, visit

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookTwitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

For Media Inquiries:

Greg Cannon, 718-612-0364,

For Media Inquiries: 214-706-1380

The American Heart Association: Webb Bierbrier: 214-673-9990,

For Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721)

Source: Live Ventures Incorporated