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Unwiring.org Takes Bold Steps to Reform Social Media For a Healthier, More Connected Future

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Unwiring officially launches to empower individuals in the fight against social media's negative impacts and unethical practices. The organization is led by Saahil Mishra and a diverse team of passionate teens who’ve developed several initiatives to catalyze positive change within social media. “I worry about the impact of social media on my generation. A surge in social isolation, mental health issues, disinformation, and political polarization has challenged our connection on both an interpersonal and societal level,” said Saahil Mishra, founder and social media activist. Mishra also serves as a research assistant at Stanford Social Media Lab and writer for the Poynter Institute’s Media Wise. Earlier this year, Mishra participated in his first TEDx Talk event in San Francisco. Unwiring is educating and empowering young people to drive real, representative change within social media. The team curates timely educational resources including a series of self-produced online videos, curriculum on social media’s inner workings and impacts, and editorial pieces centered around the youth perspective on social media’s harms and possible solutions. Unwiring also is hosting a ReDesign challenge for youth to pose ideas for social media reformation this fall and a youth summit in 2024. United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a call for urgent action by policymakers, technology companies, researchers, families, and young people alike to gain a better understanding of the full impact of social media use. Recent research shows that adolescents who spent more than three hours daily on social media faced double the risk of experiencing poor mental health outcomes, such as symptoms of depression and anxiety. “When we advocate for internal platform changes, business model regulations, major culture and paradigm shifts, we can together build a healthier more connected future,” adds Mishra. “We invite teens to join us in this important movement by sharing their stories with us.” Visit unwiring.org and engage on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, X formerly known as Twitter: @unwiring_org. Contact Details Unwiring Anne Shanahan, Community Relations Liaison +1 562-810-3016 ashanahan@unwiring.org

October 03, 2023 08:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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GS National Insurance Partners with AmeriLife to Propel Growth & Expansion

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AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Pittsburgh-based GS National Insurance (“GS National”), a wholesale distributor of health insurance products for independent brokers and agencies. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Over the last decade, GS National has experienced significant growth, and we’re excited to take our business to another level,” said Brian Breisinger, founder, president and CEO of GS National Insurance. “We have always strived to break through the complexities of the insurance business with simplicity, transparency and recognition at the heart of our approach. Together with AmeriLife, we’ll be able to support even more independent brokers and agencies at scale than ever before.” Founded in 2007 as independent health insurance agency, Gateway Strategies, the firm grew quickly over the next three years as it recognized the need for more tailored support of brokerage companies in a rapidly evolving Medicare marketplace. In 2010, it shifted its focus to wholesale distribution under the name GS National Insurance, working with a growing number of local and regional health insurance carriers and expanding its footprint to seven states across the eastern United States. Now, together with AmeriLife’s best-in-class tools, resources, and holistic product offerings, GS National is well-positioned for accelerated growth and long-term success. “I’m thrilled to welcome Brian and GS National to AmeriLife,” said Scotty Elliott, Chief Distribution Officer for AmeriLife Health. “The team’s focus on cultivating strong relationships with carriers and providing exceptional value for their agents has been key to their rapid growth. We look forward to supporting their ambitions for years to come.” “GS National has proven to be not only a successful wholesale distributor, but also an innovator in our space,” added Tim Calvert, Chief Operating Officer for AmeriLife. “We’re excited to add Brian’s and the team’s expertise and industry leadership to our growing network of affiliates. ### About GS National Insurance Founded in 2007, GS National Insurance is a national wholesale distributor of insurance products for independent brokers built on the belief that simplicity, transparency and recognition are the cornerstones for success in the insurance industry. For more information, visit GSNational.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as a leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

October 03, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Only-Of-Its-Kind Filterbaby Launches on Thirteen Lune

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Filterbaby, the first and only clinically tested and dermatologist recommended skincare water filter for the face is expanding its retail footprint. The brand has launched on Thirteen Lune, the popular E-Commerce site for minority founded beauty brands. Since its 2022 inception, Filterbaby has seen tremendous growth; selling nearly 100,000 units and garnering over half a million followers on social media and one billion views on Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube. "We at Filterbaby are absolutely elated to be welcomed into the Thirteen Lune community. This remarkable space, dedicated to empowering minority founders, resonates deeply with our values and aspirations. We are putting a flag on the ground stating that water quality significantly impacts skin; our mission is to transform people’s life through better water. We are so glad that Thirteen Lune is providing the ideal platform to amplify our mission. We're honored to join this collective force for positive change in the beauty industry." said Xin Shui, CEO/Founder of Filterbaby. While millions of skincare products flood the market, there is a striking absence of emphasis on the quality of water, a fundamental factor essential for achieving good facial skin health. Consumers spend thousands of dollars on skincare each year to optimize their skin health, yet the most fundamental element, water used to clean skin, is often subpar. Filterbaby’s founder is a third-generation female healthcare provider who had experience of treating over 10,000 patients. She discerned a profound correlation that exists between water quality and skin health. “There is a real necessity for this product as tap water quality is subpar in most states with excess chlorine or chloramine, microplastics, hard metals, unregulated chemicals, and infrastructure issues. Over the past few months, we received hundreds of before and after photos from customers with skin specific issues from eczema, rosacea, acne prone and dry skin who saw drastic improvements using Filterbaby,” explains Xin. By filtering impurities and micro-contaminants in tap water as small as 0.2 microns, Filterbaby ensures users receive higher quality water to improve their skin's health. It is clinically tested to improve skin hydration in just 2 weeks. Through consumer studies, it is also found to reduce irritation, protect epidermis, ultimately leading to radiant and healthier skin. In addition to Thirteen Lune, Filterbaby is sold on www.filterbaby.com as well as Amazon, Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdales.com and Dormify.com. Their starter kit retails for $89. About Thirteen Lune: Thirteen Lune is an e-commerce destination designed to inspire the discovery of beauty brands created by Black and Brown founders that resonate with people of all colors. It reframes how Black, Brown and minority founded beauty brands are perceived not only from an industry perspective, but also for the consumer giving each brand a platform to educate and engage a wider audience. About Filterbaby: Research shows that most US households’ tap water contains chlorine, micro-plastics, heavy metals, and hundreds of unregulated chemicals. Filterbaby was created to reduce all of these skin irritating and harming pollutants. The brand has undergone certified third-party skin hydration lab measurement testing which showed that the filter helps increase hydration within two weeks of use. Clinically tested & dermatologist-recommended, made for skincare. Healthier skin starts with your water. Available on www.filterbaby.com, Amazon, Urban Outfitters, Dormify.com Bloomingdales.com and Thirteen Lune. Contact Details Colleen Mathis absolute R relations colleen@absoluteRrelations.com

October 03, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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U.S. Waterproofing Expands Geographic Footprint in the Midwest via Partnership With Foundation Solutions 360

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U.S. Waterproofing, a Rotunda Capital Partners portfolio company, has acquired Foundation Solutions 360 (“FS360”), one of the Midwest’s premier providers of residential foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation services. The acquisition of FS360 marks the second acquisition completed by U.S. Waterproofing since partnering with Rotunda in November 2022. Headquartered in Fraser, Michigan, FS360 further solidifies U.S. Waterproofing’s dominant market position in the Midwest, expanding service capabilities into Michigan. Through years of providing quality foundation repair and waterproofing solutions, FS360 has organically grown its service area and will continue to pursue new markets and offer incremental services in partnership with U.S. Waterproofing. The acquisition by U.S. Waterproofing will also enable FS360 to expand its residential waterproofing and foundation repair offerings to better serve its customers. U.S. Waterproofing’s best-in-class marketing, sales training and installation expertise will further strengthen FS360's value-proposition and service capabilities, including expansion into gutter services. Collectively, the U.S. Waterproofing platform will pursue additional complementary acquisitions throughout the U.S. FS360 was founded by Joe Marth, who will be overseeing operations in his continuing role with the organization. “We are excited to partner with Joe and the entire FS360 team,” said U.S. Waterproofing CEO Matt Stock. “Our shared cultural values and strategic vision will allow us to further penetrate the Midwest market as the preeminent waterproofing and foundation repair company. We are excited to leverage U.S. Waterproofing’s substantial infrastructure and marketing expertise to accelerate the growth that has made FS360 so successful. The acquisition of FS360 further demonstrates our ability to scale nationally while providing best-in-class solutions for our customers.” “Our similar cultures, vision, and relentless focus on customer service make this partnership so exciting. We are thrilled to join the U.S. Waterproofing team and be the market leader in our collective territories,” said Joe Marth of FS360. “The entire FS360 team looks forward to collaborating with U.S. Waterproofing to build one of the largest residential services platforms in the U.S.” About U.S. Waterproofing Founded in 1957, U.S. Waterproofing is a leading provider of basement waterproofing and foundation repair services, improving the value, health, and longevity of homes. The Company has helped more than 500,000 customers enjoy a dry and stable foundation throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Fueled by their market leading reputation, U.S. Waterproofing’s services include crawl space encapsulation, concrete raising, sump pump installation, window well solutions, gutter services and humidity control. U.S. Waterproofing is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit www.uswaterproofing.com. U.S. Waterproofing is seeking to acquire other basement waterproofing and foundation repair service providers and is interested in acquisition opportunities presented by business owners, management, or M&A intermediaries. Please contact Margaux Georgiadis, mg@rotundacapital.com, Head of Business Development at Rotunda Capital Partners for more information. About FS360 Headquartered in Fraser, MI, FS360 is a leading residential foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation services company. FS360 wins on high-quality customer service and a comprehensive service offering. For more information, visit www.foundationsolutions360.com. About Rotunda Capital Partners Rotunda Capital Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm focused on transforming family-founder owned companies into dynamic, data-driven platforms able to achieve and manage significant growth. Since its founding in 2009, Rotunda has partnered with management teams to build great businesses within three primary sectors: value-added distribution, asset-light logistics and industrial, residential & business services. Rotunda strives to achieve replicable results by implementing its Rotunda Performance System to create strategic alignment, develop lean processes and create robust, data-driven infrastructures. For more information, visit www.rotundacapital.com. Contact Details Rotunda Capital Partners Jill Lafferty +1 847-280-1295 jill@rotundacapital.com Company Website https://www.rotundacapital.com

October 03, 2023 07:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ovation Foods Launches New Steak-N-Eggs Beef Strip Snacks with Premium Lean Beef and ONE Whole Egg in Each Serving

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Ovation Foods, a provider of high-quality protein rich nutrient-dense snacks, is pleased to announce the launch of the latest breakthrough product, STEAK-N-EGGS ready-to-eat beef meat snacks. This new line of products uses only premium quality lean beef and contains one whole egg in each 1.6oz serving, providing a delicious and nutritious snack with category dominating nutrition, perfect for health-conscious consumers. Each serving of Steak-N-Eggs contains One Whole Egg, which includes 26g – 28g of protein, plus 8 essential nutrients including choline and 30 vital nutrients for a total of 38 nutrients in just 1.6 ounces. Each serving also delivers 190mg of Choline, an essential nutrient that helps to support brain health for optimal cognitive function. Ovation Foods' Steak-N-Eggs is a convenient way to get this important nutrient on the go. BEEF and EGG are two of the best single whole food sources of this important essential nutrient. "We're thrilled to introduce our Steak-N-Eggs nutrient dense snacks to the market," said Pete Hetrick, CEO of Ovation Foods. "With ground breaking food science, our team has worked tirelessly to develop a snack that not only tastes great but is also packed with high-quality protein and essential nutrients like choline. We believe that this product will be a game-changer for people who want a delicious and convenient snack option that tastes great, is good for them," and supports an active lifestyle. Ovation Foods' Steak-N-Eggs premium beef meat snacks are now available for purchase on the Ovation website and Amazon, with an official launch Oct 1 st at Sprouts Farmers Market stores nationwide. For more information about the product or to place an order, please visit www.InOvationfoods.com. Foundationally, the company is committed to doing good for the world and supporting charitable initiatives, such as One Another™, which is working to combat hunger on a global scale partnering with Midwest Food Bank (“MFB”) a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) charity over the past year with several food donations and most recently with Convoy of Hope a global, 501(c) (3) faith-based organization that serves vulnerable communities. Through the One Another organization, Ovation Foods recently donated 329 cases of products to Convoy of Hope for their efforts. Ovation Foods is a leading provider of high-quality protein snacks. Founded in 2019, the company is dedicated to providing consumers with delicious, healthy, and convenient snack options. Ovation products are made with the highest-quality ingredients and are free from artificial preservatives, flavors, and colors. Contact Details John Spingola +1 208-682-8466 johnspingola@inovationfoods.com

September 28, 2023 09:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Joshua Borders Appointed as CEO of AmeriLife’s Senior Market Advisors

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Senior Market Advisors (SMA), a fast-growing field marketing organization (FMO) in the health insurance space and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), today announced the appointment of Joshua Borders to principal and chief executive officer. Borders, who succeeds SMA founder Jeff Pitta, was previously founder and managing partner of Buffalo Health Advisors, a Nashville-based insurance distributor and downline affiliate of SMA that specializes in Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, PDP solutions, and health insurance for the under-65 market. At Buffalo, Borders oversaw a nationwide network of more than 500 field agents and grew the business 20% year-over-year for nine straight years, establishing the company as a top MAPD distributor in the state. Borders began his career as an independent sales agent focused on the Medicare Advantage market, bringing with him a client-centered approach and relentless focus on empowering agents with the tools and resources they need for success. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead SMA alongside an amazing team and our partners at AmeriLife,” said Borders. “SMA’s story is one of continued success, thanks in large part to an approach that isn’t content being just any FMO. SMA has – and will continue to be – a true difference-maker in the lives of the agents we help, the clients they serve, and the communities we support.” Founded in 2007, SMA boasts over 9,000 agents across 49 states, providing them with access to top Medicare and health insurance contracts, as well as life insurance and other products to help them serve the senior market. SMA is highly regarded for its best-in-class training, expert marketing support, and robust technology platforms that are designed by and for agents to better manage and grow their books of business, and support and scale growing independent marketing organizations (IMOs). SMA became an affiliate of AmeriLife in 2021. SMA is also deeply committed to putting people over profits. Since its founding, SMA has pledged more than $10 million to charities and community organizations locally and around the world, including to organizations such as Feeding America, King’s Kids Africa, and global nonprofit charity: water. “SMA has written the playbook on what it takes to be a successful FMO,” said Robert “Bobby” Bache, vice president of Life and Health Distribution for AmeriLife Health. “I’m grateful for Josh’s partnership and confident that, under his direction, SMA will continue to raise the bar in our industry.” “I want to thank Jeff for his many years of service at SMA and congratulate Josh on his new role,” added Scotty Elliot, Chief Distribution Officer for AmeriLife Health. “Josh’s appointment is a testament to his leadership, business acumen, and agent-first mindset. I believe he’s the perfect choice to lead SMA, and I couldn’t be more excited for the road ahead.” ### About Senior Market Advisors Senior Market Advisors (SMA) has been putting people over profits since 2007, through hard work and a commitment to “doing right” by the consumer. We know the grit and determination involved in becoming a career agent. And as a result, we have become one of the fastest growing FMOs, doubling our business each year for the past five years. For more information, visit us online at SeniorMarketAdvisors.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

September 28, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Columbia Helps You Gear Up for Fall Outdoor Activities

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/dFZOFEF2IVw Summer may be winding down, but there’s still ample time this fall to get out and enjoy your favorite outdoor activities, whether it’s hiking the trails, trying to catch some fish or venturing out on a camping trip with friends and family. The stats and trends don’t lie – outdoor activities are of increasing interest to Americans no matter what time of year. According to the Outdoor Industry Association’s 2023 Trends Report, the number of people getting outdoors for some form of activity grew over the past year to over 168 million people or 55% of the U.S. population. The report also notes that 80% of outdoor activities like camping and fishing saw growth over the past year. As people start thinking of their next outdoor adventure, your audience might be wondering – what are the essentials I need to bring with me? From apparel, accessories and sunglasses to general outdoor equipment, we’ll be sharing what to stock up on before heading outdoors this fall. Mike Bako, Lifestyle Editor and Outdoor Enthusiast conducted a nationwide media tour presenting his top picks and featuring products from Columbia that help connect active people with their favorite fall outdoor activity. Some of Mike Bako’s top picks included: Sunglasses available on Eyeconic.com – No fall outdoor adventure would be complete without a pair of ultra durable sunglasses, just like the ones from Columbia’s fall/winter collection. All retailing for under $200, these styles are available on Eyeconic.com. Whether you’re into classic and traditional metal frames like these styles in Matte Black with rectangular frames, or maybe something a bit different, like these rectangular frames in Matte Grey Crystal, there’s a pair of sunglasses for everyone. 21oz Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Bottle – Stay hydrated on the trail, on the fishing boat or simply during a walk with friends and family with Columbia’s 21oz Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Bottle. This insulated, stainless-steel bottle goes where you go and keeps drinks cold for 30 hours and hot for 12 hours – perfect for those chilly, fall morning fishing trips that require some coffee or afternoon hikes while the temps are still warm! Columbia’s Convey™ II 27L Rolltop Backpack – This rolltop backpack is built for those long days outdoors, with padded shoulder straps, a breathable airmesh backpanel and two water bottle compartments to keep you hydrated. This is the perfect backpack to keep you cool and comfortable hiking the trails. Packable Stadium Blanket – We’ve all been there, trying to fit a big, folded blanket in a bag or backpack to use during a camping trip or day of hiking. The days of hoping that it fits and stays folded in the bag are over with Columbia’s Packable Stadium Blanket. This bold red, perfect for fall blanket features built-in waterproof technology, meaning that you can use it wherever you go without fear of damaging it. Plus, it easily folds up and features an adjustable strap for carrying. Measuring 50" x 60", this outdoor blanket retails for $45. Columbia Mesh™ Ball Cap – No matter your outdoor passion, Columbia Mesh Ball Cap is there to keep you cool and shaded from the sun. Crafted with a Flexfit® band for a comfortable fit and retailing for $32, this mesh ballcap comes in a variety of sizes and colors so every adventurer can find something that fits their needs. For more information, head on over to Columbia.com to check out these outdoor essentials and browse Eyeconic.com for the latest Columbia sunglasses. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 27, 2023 03:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Simply Sherri Launches First Cookbook “Everything But The Kitchen Dink,” Blending Mediterranean Lifestyle with Pickleball

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Sherri Holzer, the personality behind the brand Simply Sherri, is thrilled to announce the launch of her first cookbook, Everything But The Kitchen Dink. This unique cookbook combines the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine with the fun and exciting sport of pickleball. Available now, Everything But The Kitchen Dink celebrates nutritious meals, social connections, and community engagement. Rooted in Sherri’s Greek heritage and love for pickleball, Everything But The Kitchen Dink transports readers into the vibrant flavors and health benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle, while also delving into the world of pickleball, a sport close to Sherri’s heart. With easy-to-follow recipes, engaging captions, and anecdotes, Sherri hopes to inspire people to embrace healthier lifestyles and forge stronger bonds within their communities. "As a second-generation Greek American, my roots greatly influence my approach to nutrition. I believe that understanding ingredients in our food and making healthier choices can have a profound impact on our lives," says Sherri Holzer, the creative mind behind the cookbook. “I created this cookbook as a resource filled with appetizing recipes that align with the Mediterranean style of eating. From post-pickleball game snacks to mouthwatering homemade family dinners, this book guides readers to nourish both their bodies and souls.” Everything But The Kitchen Dink features a diverse range of recipes including delicious appetizers, mouthwatering main courses, refreshing cocktails, and indulgent desserts that capture the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. From classic favorites like a spanakopita-inspired pasta dish or feta dip to unique fusion dishes such as “dill pickler hummus,” the book takes readers on a delightful culinary journey. Whether you are an experienced cook or a food enthusiast looking for new recipes, whether you play pickleball or not, Everything But The Kitchen Dink is a valuable addition to any kitchen. With its focus on food, community, and the Mediterranean lifestyle, this cookbook is sure to captivate readers and become a trusted resource for creating memorable meals and strengthening connections with loved ones. The cookbook is available for purchase at https://iamsimplysherri.com/everything-but-the-kitchen-dink Sherri Holzer is a food strategist, cooking instructor, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She helps busy, successful men and women simplify their path to health and nutrition through one-on-one mentorship. It's her mission to show them how to use food for self-care in all facets of life—love, happiness, and health. Contact Details Madison Baber +1 210-213-2426 madison@rprfirm.com Company Website https://iamsimplysherri.com

September 27, 2023 10:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Westlake, Ohio Moves to New Location, Expands Business

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Jennet and Dan Foster are the owners of the Minuteman Press franchise in Westlake, Ohio. The family business first opened in 2004 and 19 years later, Jennet and Dan celebrated their relocation from North Olmsted to Westlake with a grand opening event on June 15, 2023. Minuteman Press in Westlake is located at 26145 Center Ridge Road, Unit A, Westlake, OH 44145. Expanding & Relocating the Business On the relocation, Jennet shares, “We acquired some new machines (Xante envelope press and Duplo cut, score, perf machine) and we were looking to expand. We first thought about expanding into the empty space next door and continuing to lease but then we decided to invest in ourselves instead and bought a commercial property. With room for the new equipment, we can offer in-house services that were previously vendor jobs, so the turnaround times on certain products is now even quicker for our clients.” Jennet continues, “Now, we have the space to expand even more. We just purchased a used booklet maker and will eventually add another color digital press. We also now have double doors, so we don't have to have pallets dropped on the sidewalk and disassemble them to bring them in. Our new facility also has more desk space for our staff. There are currently 5 people on our team and it’s been a great move! It was a little sad to leave North Olmsted but Westlake has welcomed us with open arms and we're happy to be here.” Reflecting on the grand opening, Jennet says, “The grand opening was held on June 15. We couldn't believe the number of people that attended. We had over 100 people and our giant parking lot was overflowing. It was packed inside and outside at the cornhole boards. The Chambers of Commerce that I'm involved with were fantastic in getting the word out. It was a great party that really came together nicely.” Growth & Getting Involved in the Community One key to growth has been Jennet’s community involvement. She shares, “I'm super involved with many organizations. I'm in four Chambers of Commerce including being on the board of one and different committee roles on the others. I am also a member of BNI as well as the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2019, I did the 10,000 Small Businesses Program and that was really helpful in understanding different aspects of business. As a member of NAWBO, I do outreach to graduates of the program.” Jennet continues, “I am not just in these organizations, I am personally involved, which helps me get to know so many people. And it’s so true that people want to do business with people they know, like, and trust. We also advertise as a sponsor within these organizations and we advertise with direct mail to our customers and potential customers. You have to let people know about all of the products and services that you provide. Otherwise, how will they know that they need them?” She also credits the Minuteman Press support team for helping her business stay on track. Jennet says, “Last year, we were understaffed and had a family emergency. Both our RVP Rich DeRosa & field rep Ryan McIntyre were there for us to help out at the shop to keep things moving. It was a real lifesaver and very much appreciated. They have also helped with hiring and are also good to bounce ideas off of when you're considering new equipment, and they offer assistance when we need help with vendors. The FLEX software is great, too.” Minuteman Press Reflections As they approach 20 years in business as Minuteman Press owners, Jennet shares, “When we started Minuteman Press with my dad, Dan and I were just newlyweds. One of the things that has been wonderful for us about owning the business is that we can be there for our 3 kids. When they were younger, we were able to pop out in the middle of the day to help with a class party or read the class a story or whatever they needed. Today, they're now 13, 15, and 17. Having Minuteman Press as our business allows us to have that freedom to be there for our family.” It’s also clear that Jennet and Dan simply love what they do. She says, “What we love about this industry is helping our customers. They will come in with just an idea. We will then give a little guidance, design it, produce it, and wow them with the finished product, which they use to achieve their purposes.” She adds, “We love to watch our customers grow and succeed and we appreciate them letting us help them with that!” Minuteman Press in Westlake is located at 26145 Center Ridge Road, Unit A, Westlake, OH 44145. For more information, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/westlake/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

September 26, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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