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Mattress Concierge Selected as Exclusive Partner of Unique Boutique Hotel, Esmé Miami Beach, Located Along Historic Española Way

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Leading designer and manufacturer of handcrafted mattresses for luxury hospitality properties, Mattress Concierge, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Esmé Miami Beach, a unique boutique hotel located along Miami Beach's historic pedestrian plaza, Española Way. Esmé Miami Beach’s selection of Mattress Concierge as their exclusive mattress supplier is an obvious one. “Our clients care deeply about the overall guest experience, from incorporating unique touches in discrete places, to the largest, most important features” says Rob Richards, Managing Director of Mattress Concierge. He further notes: “We believe the sleep experience plays an integral role in overall guest enjoyment, resulting in subsequent visits and loyal guests”. Opening this October, Esmé Miami Beach was originally built as a 1920's artist village. The Spanish-Mediterranean revival property is comprised of eight buildings featuring 145 hotel rooms and five original food & beverage concepts. No one space resembles another at Esmé Miami Beach. Every detail of the hotel's design creates an ambiance that pays homage to Española Way's original mission: to offer a setting where artists can thrive. Jessica LaRosa, General Manager of Esmé Miami Beach, commented: “As a hotelier, it’s so important to me that the sleep experience is as thoughtfully considered as every other hotel amenity, detail and on-property experience—it’s the core reason that hotels exist. Of course, this was a top priority in planning for the opening of Esmé Miami Beach. When we saw the love and care Mattress Concierge put into making their beds when we toured the factory, (and then slept on them!), we knew that this boutique product was perfect for our hotel.” Established in 2010, Mattress Concierge was founded to exclusively serve independent hospitality properties, ranging from small inns and boutique hotels, to large luxury properties and fine resorts. The Company handcrafts mattresses using the highest quality materials available, combining comfort and durability. Time-tested designs and assembly techniques are not compromised as with mass manufacturing. While the mattress industry consolidates, Mattress Concierge continually refines and improves upon design and the materials used, endeavoring to fully serve their client properties and guests. Esmé Miami Beach is located at 1438 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For information or reservations please visit Contact Details Mattress Concierge Paige Kellogg +1 203-536-3107 Company Website

September 17, 2021 08:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Celebrate National Pet Bird Day on September 17


The Bird Enjoyment & Advantage Koalition (BEAK), a concentrated effort to educate on and grow responsible bird ownership, is excited to announce the 3 rd annual National Pet Bird Day, which will take place Friday, September 17, 2021. Pet bird owners are encouraged to share stories, photos and videos of their birds using the hashtag #NationalPetBirdDay, while others can learn more about the joys and benefits of bird ownership. “Birds are amazing companion animals and are actually very connected to their owners,” said Brent Weinmann, BEAK Chairman. “National Pet Bird Day serves as a day to celebrate all the amazing ways pet birds enrich our lives, educate on responsible bird ownership and encourage others to consider adding a feathered family member to their flock.” What is it exactly that bird owners love most about their beloved companions? According to the American Pet Products Association, bird owners say the top benefits are that birds are fun to watch/have in the household, they provide love, companionship, company and affection, and even relieve stress. But there’s more, studies show birds can also increase social interaction, which is very important to mental health and wellbeing, and pets can be instrumental in teaching children empathy and responsibility. Currently, Millennials represent the largest demographic of bird owners with 45 percent of bird owners being Millennials. For those interested in adding a bird to their home, BEAK offers an interactive quiz at where a series of questions help match users with the right bird for their lifestyle. Quiz questions range from time and financial commitments, living arrangements and noise tolerance, to birds’ level of affection and expected lifespan; all key factors for potential bird owners to consider. “We understand that birds like any pet can be a big commitment and through our resources like the quiz, bird locator, species information and avian vet locator we hope to provide new bird owners the information they need to enjoy the happiness and beauty they bring to a home,” said BEAK president, Dean Reyes. Follow @MyRightBird on social media leading up to National Pet Bird Day for live educational demonstrations, giveaways, photo contests and more! To learn more about National Pet Bird Day visit for a downloadable toolkit and other ways to participate. About BEAKFounded in 2016, the Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK) consists of bird product manufacturers, associations and caregivers with shared interests to address the need for increased, responsible bird ownership. BEAK’s mission is to conduct research, identify existing resources, opportunities and challenges, and educate and drive awareness of the benefits of bird ownership through strategic communications, marketing, collaborations and initiatives. Contact Details Impetus Agency Jamie Baxter +1 775-322-4022

September 16, 2021 11:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Meb Keflezighi, the only athlete ever to win the Boston and New York City Marathons and an Olympic marathon medal, will join the Kilter Board of Advisors, it was announced today by Seth Braddock, Kilter Founder & CEO. The newly created Kilter Board of Advisors is committed to advancing the platform’s breakthrough social engagement applications that connect active lifestyles with important causes. Keflezighi, who is the driving force behind the MEB Foundation which supports healthy lifestyles for youth, has long recognized the significance of combining charitable social impact with health and wellness, and will be kicking off his involvement with the mobile app platform with his very own special event, Kilter's Fall Hustle. “Running for me has always been as much about the community as the competition. It really does take a team to achieve your goals,” said Keflezighi, the silver medalist at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. “Kilter takes us to the next level of activity and community. Regardless of our age, ability, or location, we can all live healthy and active lives while making the lives of others better. And with Kilter's Fall Hustle, everyone training for a fall marathon can come together to make every mile of training count, both on and off the roads.” Throughout the fall, marathon trainers and charity supporters alike will begin their journey alongside Meb to donate their hustle for the causes they care about the most, regardless of their ability or location. The Fall Hustle charity challenge provides an easy compliment to any runner’s existing training plan. The event, which will display activity and fundraising progress on an interactive leaderboard, will culminate on Giving Tuesday (November 30, 2021). The most active charity will be crowned the Fall Hustle Champions and will be awarded a grand prize cash donation for their efforts and dedication. Among the many charities participating in Kilter's Fall Hustle is Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit dedicated to changing what it means to live with diabetes. "Beyond Type 1 is thrilled to use Kilter to help build excitement and support around our New York City marathon team," said Beyond Type 1 CEO Thom Scher. "The Beyond Type Run Team, made up of 50 with Type 1 diabetes, is taking on one of the biggest races in the world. We're excited to bring our community together for a virtual fitness and fundraising challenge and rally around this incredible group of individuals, knowing we're raising awareness and providing support to others affected by diabetes in the process." Meb will be joined on the Kilter Board of Advisors by his brother and highly regarded athlete manager, Merhawi Keflezighi, who represents an impressive group of world-class athletes and caused-focused influencers such as the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Champion, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Olympic shot-put medalist Joe Kovacs, trail running champion Joe Gray, Olympian/author/filmmaker, Alexi Pappas, middle-distance runner and role model, Nikki Hilktz, Triathlete and Olympic medalist, Katie Zaferes, and American Record Holder in the Triple Jump, Keturah Orji. For more information and to register for Kilter's Fall Hustle Challenge on Kilter, please visit: ABOUT KILTER Kilter is the world's most inclusive supporter engagement platform that turns everyday health, wellness and lifestyle activities into opportunities for people to drive charitable dollars to their favorite causes, all while building culture and community to make a global impact. With 50+ trackable activities from running to yoga to pickleball to volunteering, plus our best in class user experience, functionality and customer support, employers, nonprofits and event producers will meet their supporters where they are today (on their phones) and easily exceed engagement and impact goals. Learn more at ABOUT MEB KEFLEZIGHI Meb is the only athlete in history to win the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic Medal. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners of our time, Meb Keflezighi (pronounced Kef-lez-ghee) brings a higher meaning to “going the distance.” From his arrival in America as a refugee from war-torn Eritrea in East Africa to his victorious finish at the emotionally charged 2014 Boston Marathon — now as a proud and patriotic American — Meb has secured not only his place in history, but an inspiring presence in the hearts and minds of millions. ABOUT BEYOND TYPE 1 Beyond Type 1 is a nonprofit organization changing what it means to live with diabetes. By leveraging the power of social media and technology, Beyond Type 1 empowers people to both live well today and support a better tomorrow. Through peer support programs, global campaigns, and digital platforms, Beyond Type 1 is uniting the global diabetes community across both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, helping to change what it means to live with chronic illness. To learn more, visit Contact Details Kilter Julian Lavelle +1 315-708-3494 Company Website

September 16, 2021 10:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Great Place to Work® Announces the Best Workplaces for Women™ 2021

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Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture has determined the Fortune Best Workplaces for Women ™ 2021 by analyzing confidential employee surveys representing the opinions of 5.6 million U.S. employees. There are 38 new companies on this list this year and two of them, Bitwise Industries and Greenhouse) made it to the top five. Twenty-six of the 75 large organizations on the list are new, and 12 out of the 25 small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are making their Best Workplaces for Women debut. Hilton tops the list this year, followed by financial corporations American Express and Bank of America. Impressively, Bank of America jumped 39 spots from their position on last year’s Best Workplaces for Women list. The number of participating organizations increased 40% from 2020, but the spots available this year remains at 100, making it more difficult than ever to earn a spot on the list. This year’s list is made up of 75 large companies and 25 SMBs. “These companies have made a commitment to fostering equity in the workplace. With the facts about gender inequity in mind, the Best Workplaces for Women braved the task of combatting gender inequity by ensuring their women employees feel safe, heard, challenged and valued,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. COVID-19 was disproportionately hard on working women, who experienced more furloughs and layoffs and had higher quit rates compared to their male colleagues. Nowhere was this truer than in the hospitality industry. That makes it even more impressive that four hospitality companies—Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Kimpton—made the list in 2021. Hyatt even jumped seven spots to make this year’s top 10, powered by an incredibly strong representation of female leadership, a barrier many organizations struggle to overcome. In fact, half of the executive management at Hyatt identify as female. The company has made numerous internal investments to support their female employees, including Women@Hyatt Diversity Business Resource Group (DBRGs), which are akin to Employee Resource Groups (ERG) at other organizations. The group has since expanded to include Hyatt B.L.A.C.K, Hyatt Asian-Pacific Islanders, Latinos@Hyatt, Hyatt disABILITIES and HyPride. Though Nationwide, Rocket Companies, and Bank of America saw the largest improvement in their employee survey scores, many more on the list showed great improvement in how women were experiencing their workplace, despite the lasting impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the well-being of women worldwide. See the full list of the Best Workplaces for Women™ 2021 What are the top 10 companies to work for as a woman in 2021? About the Best Workplaces for Women methodology The methodology for determining the Best Workplaces for Women is unique in that it specifically analyzes how women are experiencing the workplace. In order to do this, we ask employees to respond to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a great place to work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the ranking is based on what women themselves report about their workplace, and how fairly those experiences compare to men’s reports of the same workplaces. The survey measures the extent to which women report their organizations create a great place to work For All—for example, whether people trust each other and employees are able to reach their full human potential, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyze whether different identities women hold change their experience of the workplace. We analyze these patterns relative to each organization’s size, workforce makeup and what’s typical in their industry and region. We also measure the degree to which employees from all backgrounds are equally involved in innovation opportunities, believe company values are lived and breathed, and believe management is effective. Fifteen percent of the remaining rank is based on how well-represented women are in the workforce and throughout management, taking into account industry trends. To be considered, companies need to employ at least 50 women, at least 20% of their non-executive managers need to be female and at least one of their executives needs to be female. About Great Place to Work Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best Workplaces™ lists published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. To learn more, visit, subscribe to their company culture newsletter and read “ A Great Place to Work for All. ” Join the community on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Contact Details Kim Peters +1 415-844-2574 Company Website

September 16, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NSI Insurance Group Acquires Fourth Agency in 15 Months

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NSI Insurance Group, a leading independent insurance agency specializing in risk management, employee benefits, and insurance services for businesses and individuals, recently made its third and fourth acquisitions in the past 15 months, with the purchase White Cloud Insurance and Express Insurance, both in Miami. NSI Insurance Group now has four offices throughout South Florida. NSI Insurance Group, founded in 1958, ranks among the largest privately owned firms in Florida and operates within five business segments including personal and commercial insurance, employee benefits, and specialty programs. The company has achieved robust growth, driven by a combination of expansion in existing verticals and strategic acquisitions. The company has been continuously recognized as a “Best Practices” agency in a survey of the largest insurance agencies in the United States. “We have continued our long-standing pattern of consistent yet conservative growth through growing our existing client base and making strategic acquisitions of top-quality insurance companies throughout South Florida,” said NSI Insurance Group CEO Oscar Seikaly. “We believe our strategy brings exceptional new opportunities for our clients and our employees as we continue to develop our firm.” Last year, NSI Insurance Group acquired Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Pallant Insurance, one of the largest LGTBQ-owned and managed agencies in the state. The Pallant brand continues under the same leadership as a subsidiary of NSI Insurance Group. Last summer, the company acquired Ensurgroup, based in South Miami, while the Express Insurance and White Cloud acquisitions closed in the past few months. “As the South Florida population grows and density increases, we must become more geographically diverse and reinforce our back-office operations,” said Seikaly. “The acquisitions enable us to move quickly and improve our leverage with major carriers, which is critical during a tight market.” According to Seikaly, the acquired agencies were all excellent cultural fits, and each firm brings expertise that benefits the entire organization. Executive leaders of each firm have been retained and continue to work with the company. Contact Details David PR Group John P. David +1 305-274-3903

September 15, 2021 10:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Have you found out How to Bet yet? Well, if you have, you are one of the tens of thousands of fans that have already been part of the newest sports betting podcast on the scene, How To Bet. The show, hosted by Daryl Fein and Sean “The Genius” Miller, with John Mozes as producer, Tiffany Hartman as executive producer, Trey Wright as producer and audio engineer, with Andrew Jacabacci and Kaylee Ettinger on graphics, is now in its third week. The newest edition will be launched on Wednesday, September 15 on various streaming sites as well as the YouTube channel. It has been received very well all around the world, and especially in America, where the first two weeks’ numbers have been very strong for a new podcast. The show shows people how to bet, where to bet it, and who to bet on, for all the NFL games of each week, as well as some bonus wagers from around the world of sports. “It has been a lot of fun so far to work with Daryl and the crew picking these games,” Miller said. “I have really enjoyed the show format, where we can impart some of our knowledge about betting to the people who might be new to the game, and maybe to ones that have been around for a while as well. “The sports betting landscape is changing by the day, week, month, and year. Arizona just joined the fray the day of the first NFL game, and already posted amazing numbers in its first weekend of action. This is something that is still not even in half of American states, so the opportunity to grow as a show, and for How to Bet to grow as a site, is immense.” The full podcast is usually between 50-55 minutes, and also has a couple of breakaway sections that can be found on the How to Bet podcast: the Power Parlay Plays of the Week, and a new feature for Episode 3, the Primetime Plus Bets of the Week, where the dynamic duo break down all three primetime games each week (Thursday night, Sunday night, and Monday night), as well as one featured game from each of the other two windows on Sunday: 1 p.m. EDT and 4:05/4:25 p.m. EDT. In episode 2 covering Week 1 of the NFL campaign, Miller nailed his Power Parlay Plays, hitting a three-team wager on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LA Rams, and San Francisco 49ers, along with his bonus play on the other football, Manchester United to win and Cristiano Ronaldo to score. “Yeah, I took a shot with some big favorites on the money lines,” Miller said. “If the Bucs covered the spread as well, it would have been a massive weekend. But I did alright despite that.” Along with the show, Miller will be posting four stories each week breaking down the Thursday Night Football Bets, the Sunday Night Football Bets, the Monday Night Football Bets, and an overview of the whole week’s upcoming NFL Betting Lines, including all the opening lines and the current spreads, so bettors can have up to date lines all the way up until kickoff. “I think it is important to get the information out there each week through multiple media,” Miller said. “The podcast is so cool, because we have the video and audio going out simultaneously on Wednesday at noon each week, a full day and a half before the Thursday Night Football game that week. But it also gives bettors a chance to maybe jump on the early lines that come out, BEFORE the lines move later in the week as more people start betting them. Sometimes, if you wait until Sunday, the value has diminished. “But no matter when you get a chance to listen, watch, or read the information, it is going to help you place better bets, no pun intended.” For Week 2 of the NFL action, and episode 3 of the How to Bet podcast, Miller and Fein focused on the deal that Caesars Sportsbook is offering to all How to Bet fans. Just use the bonus code HOWTOBETRF to get a $5,000 risk free wager with your first bet after signup and deposit. Try to find a better deal than that anywhere in America: you will not. See the videocast on the How To Bet Youtube channel: Find all the specific audio streaming links: Apple iTunes: Anchor: Breaker: Castbox:…… Google:… … Spotify:… … Pocket Casts: Overcast: Radio Public:… offers the world’s most comprehensive betting wikipedia that can be accessed via a user-friendly web app. Its mission is to help make online betting safe, fun and as easy as performing a search on the web. There are already more than 400+ how-to guides freely available, all written by seasoned betting professionals. More guides are being added on a weekly basis in a continued effort to educate anyone interested in what is now a $199 billion betting industry. For more details, visit: Contact Details Cristian Campan +1 888-264-1238 Company Website

September 15, 2021 10:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ThriveFantasy Closes $3M Funding Round as Platform Continues to Experience Sizable Growth


ThriveFantasy, the leading player prop daily fantasy sports and esports platform, announced today the closure of its latest funding round, raising $3 million (USD). The round will be used to acquire strategic talent, solidify numerous sports/esports partnerships and continue its aggressive marketing programs to exponentially increase strong user growth. ThriveFantasy was created to give everyday fans a better chance at winning by challenging them to pick simple player props for sports or esports contests such as, over/under of yards, catches, touchdowns, assists or kills and more. The platform’s ease of use and focus on both sports and esports contests continues to attract many different types of users and led to significant growth over the past 12 months. “We are excited to see how ThriveFantasy has become the prop game of choice for the exploding number of fantasy players”, said Adam Weinstein, CEO of ThriveFantasy. “Our investors truly understand this unique value proposition and enthusiastically helped us complete this round very quickly to help supercharge our ongoing growth.” The round was led by Cardinal Sports Capital Inc. (formerly, Shore Capital Sports & Entertainment LLC), an advisory and investment firm with offices in Toronto and New York. As part of its strategic investment, Cardinal Sports Capital Inc. will take an active role assisting ThriveFantasy with business development, strategic partnerships as well as financial advisory services. Scott Secord, Managing Partner, will also join the ThriveFantasy Board of Directors. Mr. Secord is the former President/CEO of Gaming Nation Inc., a publicly traded company on the TSXV, which was acquired in 2018 by a private equity firm. Prior to Gaming Nation, Mr. Secord held the position of President/CEO of Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. from 2009 until 2015. “ThriveFantasy is exciting because it is a unique fantasy platform that gives both esports and traditional sports fans a fun and easy playing experience,” said Secord. “The opportunities in the sports and gaming industry seem limitless, but we understand that one of the strengths of this market lies in the quality and experience of the platforms. Thrive’s is one of the best we’ve seen. Our investment in Thrive shows our commitment to continually improving how these games are offered to the growing number of fantasy fans.” Due to ThriveFantasy’s popularity, current and former professional athletes participated in this investment round. Notable investors include: New York Angels members, Yolo Investments, Reflect Ventures and Stage 1 Ventures. For more information, please visit About ThriveFantasy ThriveFantasy is a Daily Fantasy Sports and Esports App for Player Props. Thrive eliminates the countless hours of research users have to spend, by only focusing on the top-tier athletes that have the biggest impact on the game. Follow ThriveFantasy on Instagram (@ThriveFantasy), Twitter (@ThriveFantasy) and Facebook (ThriveFantasy). Contact Details Michael Adorno Company Website

September 15, 2021 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Test Assurance Group (TAG), Salutaris People, Source BioScience and Liverpool John Lennon Airport

TEST ASSURANCE GROUP (TAG) AND SALUTARIS PEOPLE PARTNERS WITH SOURCE BIOSCIENCE TO PROVIDE 3 HOUR RAPID PCR TESTING SERVICES FOR JOHN LENNON AIRPORT AIRLINE PASSENGERS ON SITE LAB WILL ERADICATE ‘UNCLEARS’ & ‘LOST TEST’ RESULTS Leading British healthcare and testing company Salutaris People - which operates the rapid PCR testing services for airline passengers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, in partnership with Test Assurance Group Ltd (TAG(Official Covid-19 testing partner to Liverpool John Lennon Airport)- has today unveiled a brand new COVID testing laboratory at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The state-of-the-art facility is in partnership with Source BioScience - a leading international provider of laboratory services to clients in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare, clinical, life science research and biopharma industries - and Salutaris People in partnership with Test Assurance Group Ltd (TAG) are providing COVID and PCR testing at Liverpool John Lennon airport. The new laboratory has been designed to perform 500 tests per day but can easily be increased in scale to facilitate 1000 tests and beyond if required. Source BioScience are Accredited to ISO 15189: 2012 standards and is also a DHSC listed provider of COVID-19 testing. The service provided by TAG, Salutaris People,and Source BioScience enables airline passengers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and those flying from other UK airports with a Rapid Fit to Fly testing service with a turnaround time of 3 hours, alongside a Standard 24 hour Fit to Fly testing service. Samples are also collected on site at Liverpool and processed at Source BioScience’s main laboratory in Nottingham enabling Day 2, Day 8, Test to Release and a diagnostic PCR COVID testing service for customers. Cliff Kirby Board Director of Test Assurance Group said: "We are incredibly proud to be working in partnership with Liverpool John Lennon Airport to support their testing needs. As a business located in the Liverpool City Region it is very important to TAG to ensure the service offered is best in class. Throughout the course of 2021 we have put the passenger first whenever there has been a change in legislation or entry requirements for travel has changed. In line with this it is brilliant for all concerned that Source BioScience have dedicated a facility to support the vision laid out between TAG and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. As we all start to accept and learn to live with COVID-19 we hope that our approach will make a real difference to those passengers who choose to fly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport." Ben Paglia MD of Akea Life, the clinical testing partner to Salutaris People said; “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Source BioScience to provide brand new state of the art facilities on site at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and to offer our customers the best-in-class when it comes to rapid PCR testing services. For airline passengers using Liverpool John Lennon airport, or any other UK airport for that matter, they can book a test with confidence, knowing their COVID test will be administered by trained healthcare staff and then processed on site within our laboratory, with results back in 3 hours or 24 hours depending on the service chosen. We offer a seamless and simple user journey experience for the customer, making this part of the travel process as simple and painless as possible from a trusted healthcare provider. More importantly with our lab facilities on site this eradicates test results going missing in the postal system and the huge amount of ‘Unclear’ test results that have originated from self-administered test kits provided by major airlines and travel operators as part of their testing regimes. This has caused a huge amount of disruption with passengers paying twice for testing kits and a huge amount of disruption to air travel and holiday plans. ‘Unclears’ and ‘lost test results’ continue to pose a major issue to airline passengers.” Salutaris People are committed to providing the best possible testing services to its customers from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to make the testing experience seamless, simple and easy to use. It has made a substantial investment into the onsite laboratory facilities at Liverpool John Lennon airport as European and International air travel strives to return to full flight schedules. Commenting on the new facilities at Liverpool John Lennon airport, Commercial Director Lucy O’Shaughnessy, said; “We are delighted to be the first airport in the UK to have such a unique facility and service. Liverpool John Lennon Airport can now provide our valued airline passengers with a state-of-the-art COVID testing facility on site here at the airport as we start to resume our flight schedules and have more passengers flying again. The airport continually strives to offer the best possible service for our customers at all times. Working in partnership with Test Assurance Group (TAG) / Salutaris People and Source BioScience enables us to offer a convenient and efficient PCR testing service operated by trusted healthcare providers.” Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the few airports in the UK to have such a dedicated facility. It is operated by four laboratory staff including a shift supervisor and has 8 PCR analysers on site, a Bio Molecular Systems liquid handler and a thermal cycler to offer a rapid real-time qualitative PCR method for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. Nick Bills Healthcare Director for Source BioScience said; “Source BioScience have worked together with EMS Mobile Healthcare to design and build a state-of-the-art mobile COVID testing laboratory for Salutaris People at Liverpool Airport. This laboratory will allow Salutaris People to offer the best-in-class testing services to airline passengers flying from Liverpool John Lennon airport. Source BioScience is a leading international provider of laboratory services to clients in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare, clinical, life science research and biopharma industries and our focus is on improving patient diagnosis, management and care.” Both Test Assurance Group and Salutaris People are DHSC listed COVID-19 test providers. Salutaris People also offer a testing suite at Wilmslow which is minutes from Manchester Airport. The TAG / Salutaris partnership nables them to offer their service to all passengers flying from either Liverpool John Lennon Airport or Manchester Airport, as well as airline passengers who live in Liverpool, North Wales, Manchester and Cheshire who may be flying from other UK airports to their holiday destinations. For more information on Salutaris People and to book a test, visit: For more information on Test Assurance Group and book a test visit: For more information on Salutaris airport testing, visit: For more information on Source BioScience please contact ENDS For further information on Salutaris People, Akea Life, Test Assurance Group and Source BioScience Please contact Gerard Franklin - Head Of PR & Communications M: 07791 039636 e: NOTES TO EDITORS TEST ASSURANCE GROUP (TAG) TAG was formed at the end of Q1 2020 to address the inevitable need to provide end to end testing solutions supporting the national effort to help navigate a route through the COVid-19 pandemic. TAG take the view that the post pandemic World will be quite different to that of early 2020. To that end TAG take a very different approach and make best use of process and technology to build and deliver end to end testing solutions that deliver efficiencies to the market and enable an easier transition to a post COVID-19 market. The Core team at TAG bring with them over 200 years of business experience across all sectors from medical, legal, group ownership, and technology. However, TAG are very much a business that believe in partnership and work closely with the team at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Salutaris People. Outside of the partnership with Liverpool John Lennon Airport TAG are working with a range of community partners to bring forward Covid-19 testing solutions to the market to support a much wider community footprint. SALUTARIS PEOPLE Salutaris People was formed in 2020 by healthcare entrepreneurs and disruptors Ross Tomkins CEO (Therapy Direct, Normedica) and Ben Paglia CEO (Akea Life) who wanted to combine their innovative healthcare businesses to develop a trusted healthcare brand. Its purpose was to fight the Coronavirus pandemic and become a trusted provider of Covid related medical services. Ross Tompkins and Ben Paglia decided to combine their expertise from three well established medical businesses with 30 years of healthcare experience to form the Salutaris subsidiary. The company provides a range of medical services including, PCR Covid 19 testing for businesses, private individuals and outbound airline passengers. It also supplies rapid antigen and rapid antibody testing for UK businesses and remote telemedicine services for business and the general public. Salutaris People is also one of the UK’s most trusted suppliers of high-grade PPE, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to private businesses, primary care trusts, the public sector and Governments. It draws upon on the extensive background and expertise in medical services and healthcare derived from these companies AKEA LIFE – Clinical Testing Partner To Salutaris People AKEA LIFE is a CQC registered 5-star private GP medical business, providing the UK’s first fully private concierge medical service of private doctors, health care professionals and nurses. The practice also retains a Covid 19 Consultant Virologist to advise on all Covid 19 related matters. Its clients have ranged from football clubs such as Liverpool Football club, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, IAC Automotive, Lift Financial and Bentley Manchester. It has also provided private Covid 19 testing for several TV and film companies including a number of Hollywood actors filming on location in the UK AKEA LIFE - Consultant Virologist - Dr Brendan Payne Dr Brendan Payne is an honorary consultant physician in infectious diseases at the Royal Victoria Infirmary - Newcastle Upon Tyne. Dr Brendan Payne holds CCTs in both infectious diseases and virology and works jointly across both departments at the Newcastle Hospitals. He has particular interests in viral infections, especially in immunocompromised hosts, and is also the medical lead for the regional Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) service. Dr Payne is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at Newcastle University, where he is a Principal Investigator in the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research. His main research interests are focussed on HIV and ageing. He is also involved in clinical and diagnostic research studies for the Newcastle Hospitals. These include clinical trials in HIV, and more recently COVID-19. He is senior tutor for medical students intercalating into the MRes programme. Special interests • Complex HIV (particularly neurological, metabolic complications, and anti-retroviral resistance) • Infection in the non-HIV immunocompromised patient • Viral infectious diseases • Diagnostics of viral infections • Chronic fatigue syndrome • Clinical research SOURCE BIOSCIENCE Source BioScience is a leading international provider of laboratory services to clients in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare, clinical, life science research and biopharma industries and our focus is on improving patient diagnosis, management and care. Source BioScience are Accredited to ISO 15189: 2012 standards and also one a DHSC listed provider of COVID-19 testing. Professor William L. 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The 2021 American Thoracic Society Virtual Event

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In 2021 the American Thoracic Society hosted their annual conference as a virtual event. The ATS Virtual Conference provided both attendees and exhibitors with a virtual experience that would closely replicate the in-person environment. The ATS International Conference attracts pulmonary, critical care, and sleep professionals, from those in the earliest stages of their careers to those whose research or strides in clinical care has gained them international recognition. Each year, nearly 14,000 of these professionals choose to attend, present, and learn about the latest advances, meet with colleagues from around the world, and create new collaborations and connections. It is truly where today’s science meets tomorrow’s care. Download the case study for free at: Case Study in Virtual & Hybrid Events for Medical Organizations — The story of ATS 2021. “The MCI Group was tapped to be the event management company for the ATS virtual event, said Carolyn Bradfield, CEO of Cloud Conventions. “MCI is a global engagement and marketing agency that creates human-centric touchpoints to unleash the power of people to deliver innovation and growth. Cloud Conventions was selected as the virtual technology platform to manage the ATS virtual event. Our solutions is a sophisticated enterprise platform that manages everything needed to execute a flawless virtual event, tradeshow or conference.” ATS Virtual Conference Goal The virtual conference was designed around three main elements to meet the goal: • Presentations & Sessions • CME/MOC Education • The Industry Solution Center for sponsors Attendees at the ATS Virtual Conference engaged through networking events featuring experts from the medical industry, attendee-to-exhibitor real-time chat, online discussion forums and “ Community™ ” featuring searchable attendee directories, profile cards for each attendee and instant messaging between attendees. The live portion of the virtual conference was held over a five-day period, and on-demand content was made available for ninety days. Click here to download: Case Study in Virtual & Hybrid Events for Medical Organizations — The story of ATS 2021 About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions from Convey Services is Cloud Conventions is an enterprise virtual/hybrid event management platform that redefines the exhibitor and attendee experience to allow companies to provide easy access to in-depth product information, showcase their brands with graphics and videos, create calls to action and generate immediate sales leads. Used around the world for large managed events and smaller self-directed meetings, conferences and corporate kickoffs, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, continuing education, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Cloud Conventions supports multiple languages and currencies, internal, external and single-sign on registration, and supports all conferencing carriers and platforms. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting or contacting or call 888-975-1382. Cloud Conventions™, Cloud Conventions Enterprise Event Network™, Community™, SafetyNet™, Cloud Kickoffs™, Conduct™, One-Touch Email Share™, Hub & Spoke™, 360° Virtual Exhibit Hall & Lobby Experience™ and ListLock™ are trademarks of Convey Services LLC Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 Company Website

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