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Articles of Incorporation

A document outlining the basic functions of a company. Among other things, it states whether it will be an S Corporation or a C Corporation and how many authorized shares there will be. It also states how its corporate governance and operations will work. A company that seeks to incorporate must file articles of incorporation with the appropriate authority. In the United States, that authority is usually the states and sometimes the federal government. It is also called a corporate charter or simply a charter. See also: Charter Amendment Limitations.
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"We're excited about the leadership role that Medicine Shoppe International is taking as a charter member in helping educate physicians on the benefits of electronic prescribing, reduce the potential for medication errors and deliver a higher quality of care to patients," he adds.
Members of National League of Cities' leadership team and the charter members of NLC's Corporate Partners Program met at the Congress of Cities in Nashville in December to kick off the new program.
CHARTER MEMBERS. Those members who joined the Society within the first calendar year, i.e., before January 1, 1955, or who paid dues from the first year, shall be known as CHARTER MEMBERS.
Humphrey was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1974 and was a charter member of the ISU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.
By the time he was 10, he was a charter member of a gang, and at 13 he was shot during a burglary.
Lieber serves on the board of directors' executive committee for both the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and National Cooperative Business Association; advisory committee of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at Kansas State University; charter member of the national Rural Cooperative Task Force; past president of the Council of State Cooperative Councils and Kansas Cooperative Alliance; and a director of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for which he has conducted more than 600 radio interviews on the council's AgByline program.
In addition to the resources from that support group, state animal health officials and USDA can now tap into state and federal emergency management resources in the event of a crisis involving livestock, according to Veterinarian Beth Lautner, a charter member of the Steering Committee.
Lofty and challenging, indeed; but a glance at the alliance's charter member list says there should be ample power behind the initiative: ActivCard, American Airlines, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, Cingular Wireless, Gemplus, General Motors, Nokia, RSA Security, Sony, Sprint, Sun Microsystems and VeriSign.
Kennedy's involvement in ACEI included being a charter member of the Greenwood Branch, which was formed in 1974.
Chaisson was a charter member of the Southwestern Gas Association, a past director of the Southern Gas Association and past major XIV of the Gild of the Ancient Supplers.
A charter member of the Minnesota chapter, past president of the Washington, D.C., chapter, and a former member of SPJ's board of directors, Kleeman received the award Oct.

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