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AmeriLife’s Saybrus Partners Agrees to Transfer Agreement with Prudential Financial to Expand Firm’s Industry-Leading Life Distribution

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Saybrus Partners (“Saybrus”), a market leader in life and annuity distribution and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has reached an agreement with Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential”) to move the latter’s wholesale life insurance brokerage general agency known as Prudential Life Distributors to Saybrus, cementing the firm as a premier provider of life insurance point of sale consultation in the industry. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re thrilled to welcome our newest colleagues to Saybrus and are excited for the opportunities ahead,” said Edward W. Cassidy, managing principal of Saybrus Partners. “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for our company and highlights the strength of our best-in-class life insurance distribution model. We look forward to continuing to grow our business and accelerating the success of our partners’ advisors and their clients.” “We are thrilled to partner with Saybrus, who shares our deep commitment towards clients and the people who support them,” added Kevin Brayton, head of Individual Life Insurance Distribution and Sales for Prudential Financial. “I am confident that under Ed’s leadership, Saybrus will only continue to drive a much greater impact on key relationships and strengthen the value of those relationships over time.” Based in Hartford, Conn., Saybrus Partners was formed in 2009 to bring its boutique distribution model to financial institutions, delivering customized support, proactive consultation and transparent, centralized management for advisors and insurance agents. The company was acquired by AmeriLife in 2021 and operates as a standalone company. Since its inception, Saybrus, which has nearly 200 employees nationwide, has insured nearly half a million lives with more than $130 billion death benefit in force. “As AmeriLife Wealth sets out to redefine the agent and advisor experience, today’s announcement is a testament to the incredible impact that our distribution partners are making,” said Mike Vietri, Chief Distribution Officer of Wealth for AmeriLife. “We’re excited for this injection of talent into an already performative business, and look forward to continued expansion of our services and support for the institutional market.” ### About Saybrus Partners Saybrus Partners, LLC helps institutions and financial professionals address clients' needs with insurance and annuity solutions for basic protection as well as retirement, estate and business planning. Its partner firms include institutional financial advisories, insurance retailers, banks and broker/dealers. Customizing its services to best fit its partners' businesses, the company offers a complete set of distribution capabilities including assisted sales, traditional wholesaling, new business operations and custom product design. For more information, visit www.saybruspartners.com and follow Saybrus on LinkedIn. 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 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 Distribution Inquiries Aziz Ali +1 806-490-9853 aali@saybruspartners.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

June 06, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ARCHCARE SENIOR LIFE PACE PROGRAM PARTNERS WITH INTUS CARE TO DELIVER A DATA DRIVEN APPROACH TO EXCEPTIONAL ELDER CARE

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ArchCare, the Archdiocese of New York’s healthcare system that every day cares for more than 10,000 seniors, the poor, and persons with special needs, in partnership with Intus Care, developer of innovative predictive software and services designed for geriatric health, has recently implemented data-driven software that more accurately identifies high-risk elders in its ArchCare Senior Life, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). ArchCare will utilize Intus Care’s Integrated Care Services and its software analytics platform to allow ArchCare caregivers to mount an immediate, aggressive response. ArchCare Senior Life, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), is a comprehensive and innovative model of care for people 55 years of age and older who qualify for nursing-home-level care. PACE is a government Medicare and Medicaid program designed to support older Americans who wish to remain living in their homes by providing comprehensive medical and social services, including medical management, transportation, and assistance with daily activities. ArchCare leverages advanced technologies to serve its population of residents and participants across its system of nursing homes and PACE centers. ArchCare will utilize Intus Care’s Integrated Care Services and its software analytics platform to optimize the care provided to adults enrolled in ArchCare Senior Life, which serves elders in Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, and Westchester. Intus Care is a developer of innovative predictive software and services designed for geriatric health. “With this new technology, we can pinpoint who is at risk for a decline, fall or other adverse event, and focus care where it’s needed immediately," said Dr. Walid Michelen, Senior Vice President, Clinical Planning & Innovation and Chief Medical Officer, ArchCare. “Intus Care’s Integrated Care Services tool helps us ensure that ArchCare’s PACE participants are receiving the most effective care and support to enhance their quality of life." By utilizing comprehensive, duals-specific algorithms, Intus Care identifies participants at high risk for hospitalizations and chronic disease onset - allowing ArchCare’s PACE program to optimize care planning. Intus Care has a team of PACE experts committed to helping geriatric care programs grow and improve their operations. Working collaboratively with leadership teams and staff, the ICS process executes project work plans, creates a data-driven culture to improve clinical outcomes, ensures CMS compliance, manages utilization, and optimizes quality. Over the last year, Intus Care has increased its presence in NYC with an office on East 78th Street, a growing employee base in the area, and the relocation of several leadership team members. “ArchCare is a forward-thinking PACE program in Manhattan, New York, with a fantastic team, providing hundreds of participants high-quality, individualized care as they age in place,” said Laura Ferrara, Chief Strategy Officer at Intus Care. “We are proud to work with ArchCare, empowering their team through data-driven decisions, optimizing care outcomes, operational practices, and compliance alignment across the program.” About ArchCare ArchCare is the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York, and one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic Catholic healthcare systems. ArchCare provides quality care to thousands of people of all faiths through its home and community-based and residential care programs, including health plans and nursing home alternatives, adult day care, long-term skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, home care, assisted living, hospice, an acute care specialty hospital and services for people with Huntington’s disease, HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities, and other specialized care needs. About Intus Care Intus Care leverages analytics and data-driven services to improve care for the healthcare system’s most socially vulnerable and clinically complex patients. By integrating disparate data sources, highlighting patient risk, and implementing innovative processes, Intus Care empowers managed care organizations, including PACE programs and Special Needs Plans (SNPs), to make informed decisions and drive outcomes. Contact Details SVM Public Relations Jordan Bouclin & Alison Matthiessen +1 401-490-9700 intuscare@svmpr.com ArchCare Sarah McAllister +1 212-576-2700 Goodman.ArchCare@goodmanmedia.com Company Website https://www.intuscare.com/

June 06, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Broward Education Foundation Partners with Campus Multimedia to Benefit Broward County’s Schools and Students

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Broward Education Foundation (BEF), a 501(c)3 that supports educational enhancements for the 6 th largest school district in the country, today announced an exclusive partnership with Campus Multimedia. As the fastest-growing high school sports media company in the nation, Campus Multimedia will provide marketing programs that will benefit the schools, students, and brands. The partnership will focus on sponsorship representation of the High School National Football Showcase in Broward County, The Kreul, the Brian Piccolo Award, Broward Sports Hall of Fame, and future events and platforms. In addition, Campus Multimedia will work with Broward Education Foundation to create district wide opportunities and create value added marketing programs across the entire community. “Our goal is to shine a national spotlight on the amazing work and programming produced by the Broward Education Foundation,” said Karl Mawhinney, CEO of Campus Multimedia. “We’ll connect brands and offer new partnership opportunities that will ultimately support the important mission of the foundation: to develop, promote and fund emerging educational initiatives that benefit the Broward County community.” “Our partnership with Campus Multimedia is based on shared values that drive our collective vision to promote the Broward Education Foundation and our growth to enhance impact in the community,” said James A. Knapp, Director of Advancement, Broward Education Foundation. “They understand the power of relationships and the importance of what truly matters to our current and future partners.” About Broward County Education Foundation Broward Education Foundation is the only 501(c)3 charitable organization solely dedicated to supporting Broward County Public Schools and serves as a catalyst for educational excellence by providing teacher grants to fund development of innovative curriculum that advances Pre K-12 achievement; vitally needed school supplies for Title I school students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors. Established in 1983, the non-profit Broward Education Foundation contributes more than $3 million to Broward County Public Schools annually. About Campus Multimedia Campus Multimedia (CM) is on a mission to improve school life for students, teachers, and school districts through brand partnership programs that meet school needs. Its extensive network of 77,000+ school relationships creates an unparalleled impact for brands to step inside schools at scale with mutually beneficial goals. As the leader in school marketing execution, CM creates platforms for brands to achieve their goals and schools to receive resources. Learn more at campusmultimedia.com Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.campusmultimedia.com/

June 06, 2023 09:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Jollibee Foods Corporation starts the year strong, Reports +20.2% Systemwide Sales Growth in North America in Q1 2023

Jollibee Foods Corporation

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach - 6 June 2023 - Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), one of the largest and fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world, reported +20.2% Systemwide Sales Growth and +6.7% Same Store Sales Growth in North America (Philippine Brands and Smashburger), as disclosed by the company. JFC operates several quick service restaurants in the region, led by its flagship brand Jollibee, known for its fried chicken called Chickenjoy. It also runs the burger chain Smashburger and coffee and tea chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL), which both posted strong systemwide and same store sales growth in the region. The JFC Group eyes North America as a key market to achieve its vision of being among the top 5 restaurant companies in the world. It plans to open 550 to 600 stores globally in 2023, through organic growth and franchising, as part of its accelerated expansion plans to meet its vision. Jollibee North America: Continued Strong Growth and American Market Crossover Jollibee US and Canada continued to post strong double-digit systemwide sales in Q1 2023. It ended Q1 2023 with 89 stores, opening three stores for the quarter including its first-ever double drive-thru in North America located in Orlando, Florida. Last year, it opened 11 stores, including in the iconic New York Times Square and Vancouver—its first in British Columbia, Canada. "Our successful growth in North America is thanks in no small part to the support of our thousands of customers across the region, and to our teams who joyfully serve them every day," shared Maribeth Dela Cruz, President of Jollibee Group North America—Philippine Brands. "We are delighted to see more and more customers enjoying our signature Chickenjoy fried chicken, Chicken Sandwich, and Peach Mango Pie, both from our devoted Filipino-American fans and new Mainstream American followers. Their support shows that Jollibee has what it takes to successfully compete in the world's largest QSR market, and is an important pillar in our company's global expansion strategy." Jollibee's signature Chickenjoy was named America's Best Chain Fried Chicken in 2022 Eater.com, besting 15 other fried chicken products from other global quick service restaurant chains. The brand was likewise named among America's Hottest Brands by AdAge, a global marketing and media publication based in the US. The brand continues to see more and more local Americans coming to its stores, with some locations seeing majority Americans as patrons. Commenting on the JFC Group's Global performance for Q1 2023, JFC President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong stated: "Our first quarter financial results reflected continued strong momentum, delivering another quarter of strong topline and operating income growth," shared Tanmantiong. SWS growth was broad-based with all brands posting strong double-digit growth compared to the first quarter of 2022. We delivered strong operating profit growth despite continued macro challenges. We remain focused on navigating through these uncertainties and are confident in our ability to deliver another year of strong growth." Jollibee Group Outlook for 2023 Based on its target for the year, the JFC Group projects full-year global systemwide sales to be up by 15.0% to 20.0%, with same store sales growth of 7% to 10.0% and store network increase of not less than 5.0%. Operating income growth will range from 20.0% to 25.0%. The JFC Group expects capital expenditures to be in the range of Php17.0 to 19.0 billion. Awards and Recognitions For the third straight year, Forbes named the JFC Group among the World's Best Employers in 2022. The JFC Group is the highest-ranking restaurant company and the highest-ranking Philippine-based company. The JFC Group was also recognized by the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard Golden Arrow Awards, which measures a company's performance in such areas as facilitating the rights and equitable treatment of shareholders, ensuring transparency through timely disclosure of material information, and monitoring how the board guides the company strategically and its accountability to its stakeholders. For more information on the Jollibee Group, visit www.jollibeegroup.com. About Jollibee Group Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. Its mission is to serve great-tasting food and bring the joy of eating to everyone through its 16 brands with over 6,500 stores across 34 countries including the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, and Australia. The Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); four franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines, and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. The Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 90% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. The Jollibee Group has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. It also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States. The Jollibee Group has launched its global sustainability agenda dubbed Joy for Tomorrow, which aims to strengthen the company's commitment to sustainable business practices. The agenda centers on the key pillars of Food, People, and Planet, and consists of 10 focus areas namely: food safety, food quality, nutrition & transparency, employee welfare, farmers livelihood, community support, good governance, packaging & recycling, waste reduction, and energy & water efficiency. Each focus area sets goals and initiatives that contribute and align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The Jollibee Group was named the Philippines' most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia's Fab 50 Companies and among the World's Best Employers and World's Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. The company is also a two-time recipient of Gallup's Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the only Philippine-based company to receive the distinction. To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit www.jollibeegroup.com Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer The preceding disclosure contain forward-looking statements that are based on certain assumptions of Management and are subject to risks and opportunities or unforeseen events. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated in the relevant forward-looking statement and the JFC Group gives no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be correct or that such intentions will not change. This Press Release discloses important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the JFC Group's expectations. All subsequent written and oral forward- looking statements attributable to the JFC Group or persons acting on behalf of the JFC Group are expressly qualified in their entirety by the above cautionary statements. Contact Details Associate Business Director, Pulse Communications Katz Bernardo +63 917 878 0718 katz.bernardo@pulsephil.com

June 06, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Herborium Group, Inc. (OTC:HBRM) CEO Discusses Future Opportunities in Tech-Driven Natural Wellness and Beauty Sectors

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Herborium Group, Inc. (HBRN) is a botanical therapeutics® company that addresses dermatological and other health and wellness concerns via its proprietary medicinal products that are supported by science-centered content. In an exclusive interview with the Capital Gains Report, HBRN CEO Dr. Agnes Olszewski discussed the company’s track to take advantage of promising opportunities arising in the natural segment of the wellness industry, particularly as it applies to skincare, and an important boost to this area of the market can get from the application of artificial intelligence. HBRN’s Approach of Integrating Medicine and Beauty The global natural cosmetics market is growing at a fast pace and is projected to reach $79.6 billion by 2033, with an annual growth rate of 5.1%. This rise is driven by the emergence of a new category of advanced, natural ingredient-based products available via conventional retail channels and online retailers, as well as the growing prominence of safer and more efficacious science-based beauty and wellness culture, which fuels the accelerated demand for natural beauty products. Dr. Olszewski said, “One of the most important trends in the healthcare and beauty sectors is the merger of clinical skincare with natural skincare to create safe and validated “hybrid” products that actually work while maintaining their natural ingredient profile.” Herborium’s acne treatment represents such a unique product. AcnEase is a systemic, all botanical ingredient-based, proprietary, clinically tested acne treatment for teen and adult acne, that also improves symptoms of an inflammatory skin condition called rosacea. Dr. Olszewski said, “We are presently working on the second generation of this clinically validated skincare solution that has better consumer characteristics -- broader application and simpler treatment routine -- and improved business profile, such as increased margins. The company is also approaching the most advanced science in clinical skincare - stem cell-based products. We are working to add two highly innovative products in this category to our 2023 and 2024 product portfolios.” The company pursues a cross-sectoral approach, aiming to use clinical testing in order to integrate pharmaceutical and nutraceutical market segments. Exploring the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Natural Skincare Sector Another strength of HBRM has to do with the use of pioneering technology as applied to the development of natural skincare products and a total solution that would address consumer concerns in the skincare sector. On May 11, 2023, the company announced signing a Letter of Intent with Adrecom, a US-based technology and e-commerce company with offices in North Carolina and California, to purchase and further advance AI technology that will power HBRM's natural skin health and wellness platform. It completed the first stage of designing this platform and is currently in the midst of testing and further advancing it. Dr. Olszewski says, “Herborium’s unique approach is the active use of technology in the natural segment of skincare and skin wellness.” The AI platform will deliver streamlined and more precise diagnosis, curated, personalized skincare counseling, products, and other related services such as nutrition and esthetician-provided recommendations. This step positions HBRM as a frontrunner in the novel skincare industry, opening up new ways for innovation and potential revenue streams. “Our AI-based platform offers an integrated, personalized approach to skincare and skin health,” says Dr. Olszewski. “At the moment, an integrated platform for natural skincare and skin wellness does not exist.” As medicine and wellness develop in parallel with advancements in using AI technology to support a personalized approach to treatments and more common wellness and beauty solutions, HBRM is a first mover in this space as it is capable of combining its natural ingredient-based products and relevant, cutting edge content with advanced AI technology. Growth through Partnerships HBRM is currently commercializing its products and has already established a strong presence in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe through a network of specialty retailers, distributors, and e-commerce platforms. With a well-established customer base and strong brand recognition, the company plans to establish new sales targets by building curated partnerships with other product originators. “We are presently in advanced talks with two companies—one from the US and a second from South Korea that are well known in the cosmetic and skin wellness industry for high-quality biotechnological applications in skincare,” says Dr. Olszewski. Conclusion Natural ingredients and the potential for an AI-driven personalized approach to skincare mean that Herborium’s products have the potential to gain popularity with consumers quickly. They are capable of connecting medical and beauty applications with a focus on natural ingredients, filling an important gap in the market. Disclaimers: CapitalGainsReport (CGR) is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment adviser. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investment advice. 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June 05, 2023 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Gastonia, NC Has Grand Opening for New Father-Son Team Tony & David Marder

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Tony and David Marder are the new owners of the Minuteman Press franchise in Gastonia, NC. In January of 2023, Tony and David purchased Minuteman Press in Gastonia from retiring owners Pam and Bill Joles, who owned the business for nearly 32 years since July of 1991. On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Tony and David held their official Grand Opening at their shop located at 495 East Long Avenue in Gastonia. The event was sponsored by the Gaston Business Association and had a fiesta theme that included margaritas, festive appetizers, a food truck, and a mariachi band. There were also plenty of raffles as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony that served as a celebration of Tony and David’s new venture while Pam and Bill were also in attendance to help pass the torch. In the below interview, Tony shares how he and David originally came into contact with Pam and Bill, and how that relationship grew to the point of purchasing the business. Tony also shares how he’s been building his business since the purchase and why print is so vital today. You purchased the business after working in the shop for a couple of years. What were your roles/experiences as employees and what drove you to buy the business? Tony Marder: “Interestingly, even before working in the shop, Pam and Bill Joles were previous coaching clients. We met via our local BNI and Chamber memberships. At the time, I focused my business coaching with family-owned businesses and Pam and Bill engaged me to assist. I noticed how they were avid readers and spent focused time on goal-setting and systemization. Just before and during the pandemic closures, I asked if they needed someone very part time for deliveries or light finishing work to fill some of my open schedule. At some point in early 2021, I asked Bill ‘how he intended to land this thing’ and he said, “Why? You want to buy a business?” My answer was, “Absolutely not!” But an hour later I mentioned that I felt this may be a good fit for me and my son David, whom I know to be very adept and resourceful with machines and computers and technology in general. David joined the team as print production specialist in May of 2021 specifically to learn the finishing work. Having a bit of a graphics background didn’t hurt either and he quickly added pre-print typesetting and other aspects of pre-print work to his overview. Knowing this was a good fit and having almost two years of on-the-Job experience with Pam and Bill made it a much easier decision for us to move forward.” What has the support from Minuteman Press International been like for you? Tony Marder: “Having experience with franchise teams, I expected the support system to be there. I was especially impressed with the FLEX software and the strength of the training and process protocols. The local team made the transition easy and the Home Office training team is concise and thorough. Every call or need is quickly handled and everyone jumps in to help with urgency as needed.” How do you describe your business and capabilities to potential clients? Tony Marder: “We can produce anything that can be printed or find someone in our organization that can; we will produce and deliver quickly high quality work that helps them run or grow their business or organization.” What are the high-demand products and key growth areas? Tony Marder: “Our most requested items are business cards, forms, labels, stickers, letterhead and envelopes, booklets, manuals, newsletters and mailings. We would like to feature more mailings, interior signage, posters, decals and graphic design.” What are some of the key ways you’ve grown your business since taking over in January of 2023? Tony Marder: “Relationship marketing via phone and face to face direct marketing to existing and past clients, as well as SEO/SEM Marketing, active membership in the local chamber and Rotary. Planning now for future postcard mailings featuring postcard mailing as well as special promotions.” How would you best describe your community? Tony Marder: “We have a small but dedicated and loyal community. We are a volunteer and philanthropic community of diverse folks raising families and enjoying our corner of the world. We have a lot of natural resources that draws a wide range of individuals to the area spanning entrepreneurs, professionals, service-related businesses and manufacturers. We enjoy the closeness of the Charlotte, NC Metro area without the cumbersome things that make larger cities less attractive. Around here we say that ‘we don’t tell anybody about it, but if they find it on their own then it’s perfectly okay with us.’” Why do you think printing remains so vital to businesses today? Tony Marder: “Print is everywhere. I can’t go anywhere without seeing print in action. Every business or organization uses print at some level; either to run or grow their business. I feel email and social media marketing has its place but lacks a personal touch or relationship that could be developed. Print solidifies other marketing sources and cements brand recognition. People read, so giving them something to read is the best way to keep them engaged.” What are the biggest rewards of owning your business? Tony Marder: “This is a cashflow business with a lot of upside potential. Cash is certainly king when it comes to owning your business and this one is no different. Personally, I’m in it to help my son secure a future and continue to provide inspiration for the team. I’d like to see us increase what we can give back to our community and find more ways to engage the public.” What advice would you give to other business owners right now? Tony Marder: “Attract and hire people smarter than you, then get out of their way and give them room to shine. Find a mentor who has documented experience with the legal, financial and accounting arenas and do not resist being pushed closer to the fire. Get in there and get it done.” For more information about Minuteman Press in Gastonia, NC, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/nc/gastonia/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

June 02, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ronaldinho and DRYWORLD Extend Partnership to 2033

DRYWORLD BRANDS INC.

DRYWORLD Brands Inc. (OTC: IBGR) is pleased to announce a partnership extension with the legendary Brazilian football star, Ronaldo De Assis Moreira–colloquially known by fans worldwide as Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho is considered the best player of his generation, having won TWO FIFA World Player of the Year, a Ballon d'Or, and a World Cup with Brazil, the Champions League, Copa Libertadores and many others. A global icon of the sport and the master of the "Joga Bonito" style of play, he is renowned for his technical skills, creativity, dribbling ability and accuracy from free-kicks, his use of tricks, feints, no-look passes and overhead kicks, as well as his ability to score and create goals, all prominent characteristics of his early-age background playing futsal. The partnership's first collection was a celebration of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Featuring 32 country-inspired jerseys to represent the teams competing in the event. Co-designed by Ronaldinho, the collection was the first of its kind and has shipped to customers in 36 countries. Ronaldinho by DRYWORLD. The new extended deal includes the exclusive use of the OBruxo silhouette for apparel, football/soccer kit, and other items. Ronaldinho and DRYWORLD’s strategy is to elevate the iconic OBruxo silhouette to become the focal point of future collections as well as to be used as the brand logo on team kits for Professional and grassroots teamwear partnerships. The goal is to increase visibility and reach for the teams so they can drive merchandise sales worldwide. With the Wizard silhouette of Ronaldinho’s image as the brand on the right chest of the uniform that accompanies the team crest on the left chest, this one-of-a-kind partnership allows teams, clubs, and organizations worldwide to be associated with one of the greatest footballers of all time. Some perks of the program include: appearances from the legend himself signed merchandise to use as awards social media mention DRYWORLD’s recent announcement of the intent to acquire Brio Holding Group Inc, which provides contracted LATAM retail distribution throughout Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Panama will provide the Ronaldinho collection access to retail locations as well as online distribution through the most powerful online platforms in Central and South America. With Ronaldinho’s immense popularity in this market the groups believe the sales potential is significant. “The first 8 months of the partnership have seen us create two amazing collections and ship orders to customers in 36 countries,” said Claudio Escobar, President at DRYWORLD. “Upon gaining Ronaldinho’s trust that the team at DRYWORLD can deliver, the next phase will elevate the iconic O Bruxo silhouette on the jerseys of teams around the world with the vision of reaching millions of fans with the merchandise.” “I’m very happy to see my silhouette reaching out to the world of soccer worldwide and encouraging new generations that everything is possible with great partnerships,” said Ronaldinho. Sign up for DRYWORLD’s latest announcements: https://thedryworld.com/contact DRYWORLD Shop | DRYWORLD Instagram | DRYWORLD Facebook | DRYWORLD Twitter For more information, contact: info@thedryworld.com ABOUT DRYWORLD DRYWORLD is a premium performance sports brand offering innovative, superior quality apparel and gear for the athlete in all of us. We build purpose-driven products that give all athletes the edge. Engineered by athletes, proven by science. Visit www.thedryworld.com Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements and is subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact or relating to present facts or current conditions included in this press release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give our current reasonable expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "plan," "intend," "believe," "may," "should," "can have," "likely" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events. Contact Details Dryworld Brands Inc. info@thedryworld.com Company Website https://thedryworld.com/

June 01, 2023 02:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Calling All Adventure Seekers: Looking for a heart-pumping adventure in the great outdoors?

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From mountain biking to rock climbing to white-water rafting, it might surprise you to learn that Arkansas offers something for every level of adventure seeker. Recently, Travis Napper from Arkansas Tourism and Suzanne Grobmyer from Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the hidden gems of Arkansas. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Dsd_giujvvk Outside Magazine recently named Arkansas’ Monument Trails as the best mountain biking destination in the country. Arkansas is a state of visionaries when it comes to outdoor recreation. The State has been blessed with beautiful mountain ranges – from the Ozark Mountains in the north to Pinnacle Mountain in central Arkansas. The Monument Trails are a series of shared-use trails located in various Arkansas state parks. Through a partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, professional trail builders designed and developed the trails with designs that are innovative and sustainable, and that help highlight Arkansas’ beauty. There are trails for beginners and trails for those who are experienced. Arkansas has a collection of world-class, mountain biking routes within four Arkansas State Parks — Mount Nebo State Park, Hobbs State Park, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and Devil’s Den State Park. The shared-use trails, which were professionally crafted by the world’s best trail builders, showcase Arkansas’s natural beauty and are woven into the beautiful landscape. If you would rather find your adventure on the water, there is plenty of adrenaline-pumping white water rafting in Arkansas. Try Cossatot River State Park and the Class IV rapids of Cossatot Falls. If a leisurely float down the river is more your speed, then you can do that at Cossatot, too. There are few activities more serene and calming than a hike along the 300 miles of trails in Arkansas State Parks. There is no better way to see The Natural State. Petit Jean Mountain State Park offers trails that are rather easy and others that are strenuous. Most everyone can navigate the Cedar Falls Trail, and it is definitely worth the effort because the trail’s end is the stunning 95-foot Cedar Falls Waterfall, which begins behind the breezeway at the park’s historic Mather Lodge. Arkansas is also home to two world-class fine arts museums – Crystal Bridges and Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Another reason Arkansas is called The Natural State is the abundance of outstanding lakes and rivers. Arkansas, for instance, is known as one of the premier locations for trout fishing. Record trout are caught at the Little Red River and the White River. The State also has some of the world’s best bass fishing locations. The Buffalo National River is an ideal place for a quiet float. Ready to ride? Arkansas.com is a one-stop resource for all things Arkansas. Travis Napper Bio Travis Napper is the Director of Tourism within the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. He is responsible for leading the sales and marketing efforts of the state and oversees the state’s welcome centers. Napper serves on the Board of Mississippi River Country USA(MRC) and Travel South USA. Prior to joining the Arkansas Department of Tourism in 2020, he served as the executive of the Ruston, Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. Napper attended Louisiana Tech University, earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2006 and received his CDME (Certified Destination Management Executive) designation in 2016. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 01, 2023 02:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cohen Institute Mental Health Conference in Evanston to Focus on Managing Stress

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The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education (NRCI) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) will bring together the community and professionals on June 10, 2023 to discuss "Untying the Human Knot: Managing Stress & Anxiety in Today's World." The conference is set for 9:30am-3:30pm at Evanston Township High School (1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, Ill., 60201). Registration is available at the door. The 90-minute opening panel presentation features Gabriela Diaz, Orson Morrison, PhD, and Paula R. Young, PhD, ACT. The panel will be moderated by Michael Horowitz, PhD, President of The Community Solution Education System. The panel will be followed by three rounds of professional-led breakout sessions as well as a post-event networking session. Lunch is included. Gabriela Diaz is a Chicago-based actor, teaching artist, and mental health advocate. She received her BFA at Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. She has worked with The Art Institute, Steppenwolf Theatre, Firebrand Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, and others. Gabriela has found a creative home at Erasing The Distance (ETD), where she combines her passion for the arts and mental health. As a person living with anxiety, Gabriela finds immense joy in sharing her story to spark dialogue about the human experience. Orson Morrison, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the co-owner of LifeSpan Counseling and Psychological Services. He is also the Associate Director of Clinical Services for DePaul University Counseling & Psychological Services. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including college counseling centers, community mental health centers, medical settings, private practice, and in academic-clinical research units. His professional interests and areas of expertise include psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families; racial and intergenerational trauma; psychological assessment; and contemplative practices. Paula R. Young, PhD, ACT, is a licensed clinical psychologist and senior clinical director at Rogers Behavioral Health. There, she leads the clinicians who are focused on adolescent and adult mental health. Dr. Young, who received her doctorate from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, has extensive experience working with those with depression and anxiety disorders. She has presented to numerous clinical and academic audiences across the country. Michael Horowitz, PhD, is the President of The Community Solution Education System. Dr. Horowitz leads The Community Solution and its system of nonprofit colleges and universities including The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). Dr. Horowitz received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University in 1986. The professional-led breakout sessions include informative presentations on topics like managing stress and anxiety at different stages of one’s life, building resilience, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and other topics. The conference is open to all community members and offers CEUs to licensed mental health and other professionals. Tickets will be available for $45 (with an added $25 for those seeking CEUs). Partial and full scholarships are available. Since 2002, NRCI has hosted an annual community mental health conference in Evanston, Ill., to bring together those with lived experience, their caregivers, supporters, and treatment professionals as well as members of the community interested in learning more about a specific mental health challenge or issue. NRCI is committed to providing mental health education and training in the Chicagoland area, and reducing the stigma often associated with mental health challenges and suicide, a cause the organization’s founders, Larry and Marilyn Cohen, embraced after their daughter Naomi died by suicide after living with bipolar disorder. About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is proud to be a part of TCS Education System, a nonprofit, integrated system of colleges and universities that works collaboratively to advance student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Contact Details Vivien Hao +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

June 01, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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