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iTradeNetwork Offers Two Introductory Webinars on OrderMaestro—The Foodservice Industry’s Best-In-Class Ordering And E-Commerce Platform


iTradeNetwork, the food and beverage industry’s largest network, will be hosting two webinars to introduce its new solution—OrderMaestro, a branded mobile ordering experience that streamlines and automates ordering and inventory for the foodservice industry. Each webinar is designed for a specific OrderMaestro customer segment—distributors or operators—and will be hosted by Mike Anderson, iTradeNetwork’s Vice President of Sales Solutions. Webinar details: OrderMaestro for Operators | March 10, 2022, at 2 p.m. EDT / 11.a.m. PDT OrderMaestro for Distributors | March 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT OrderMaestro solves the unique, complex challenges that distributors and operators are facing today. With thousands of competitors on the market, OrderMaestro gives distributors a competitive advantage by delivering a best-in-class e-commerce solution that customers love. For operators, not only does OrderMaestro make their teams faster and more productive with a simplified ordering experience, but it also gives them the visibility to maximize purchasing compliance and uncover new contracting opportunities across geographies, categories and operating units. OrderMaestro customers increase productivity, reduce costs and drive revenue growth with a host of valuable features. Webinar attendees can look forward to learning more about how operators and distributors can: Combat labor shortages with an intuitive, easy-to-use mobile app - no formal training required. Use smart barcode scanning and voice recognition technology to place an order or take inventory in as little as 3 clicks. Collect rich, comprehensive data on the products that are being purchased across their organization or customer base. Build in-app promotion programs that create new sources of revenue and even distributor loyalty programs. Collaborate in real time with alerts and in-app messaging and save the hours spent communicating through phone calls and emails. Take inventory from a mobile device in any environment, online or offline. About iTradeNetwork iTradeNetwork, Inc. is the leading global provider of supply chain management solutions for the food and beverage industry. Built upon deep industry expertise, a rich data foundation and the industry’s most extensive trading partner network, iTradeNetwork’s collaborative solutions allow distributors, manufacturers, operators, retailers, suppliers and wholesalers of all sizes to reduce cost, grow revenue and strengthen trading partner relationships. Today, iTradeNetwork’s growing customer list includes thousands of companies globally. For more information, visit: Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 Company Website

March 01, 2022 06:03 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Restaurant Delivery Software Provider VROMO Partners With Restaurant SaaS, Host Kitchen Tech Startup KBox Global


Restaurant operators and host kitchens looking to make their delivery operations more efficient and profitable can now take full advantage of a lucrative new partnership between the restaurant delivery software provider VROMO and Kbox Global, a UK-based startup that turns underused commercial kitchen spaces into takeout delivery hubs. Together, the companies will optimize digital sales and create a more efficient delivery model for host kitchens, generating much-needed new revenue streams for restaurant operators. VROMO automates the entire delivery solution with a wide range of features, including route optimization, order stacking, driver ETA and live order tracking. The solution seamlessly integrates delivery service providers with restaurant operations for the fastest, most efficient delivery, resulting in exceptional customer experience. The system is designed for in-house delivery but offers a hybrid solution. This means restaurant brands can “overflow” orders to a range of third-party fleets such as DoorDash drivers when volume exceeds the restaurant’s driver capacity. Operators never have to reject an order, third-party fleet partners receive additional volume, and all parties benefit from the VROMO ecosystem of cohesive restaurant and food delivery operators. “Our goal is to become the No.1 delivery management software for restaurant brands, and we’ll do this by offering the best software solution and the most comprehensive range of third-party delivery fleets to our partners around the globe. We look forward to growing this partnership with Kbox because of their unparalleled focus on the operator's experience. Their tech solutions were built by operators, for operators, and we look forward to them bringing these insights to the U.S. market,” said VROMO CEO Brian Hickey. Salima Vellani, CEO of Kbox Global, commented, “We are delighted to partner with VROMO ahead of our rollout to hundreds of new locations across the U.K., Australia and the U.S. Having looked at several delivery software tools, we found VROMO to be the standout product, and we are confident that together we can create the most efficient delivery model possible for our operators.” This partnership marks a major milestone for both companies and aligns with the increasing popularity of digital ordering for both in-restaurant and off-premise. Throughout 2021 and early into 2022, VROMO signed several international-partnership deals to enhance its offering for both restaurant and third-party delivery partners. In recent months, the company has announced partnerships with DoorDash, Deliverect, Square, Stuart and the RMDA. About VROMO VROMO provides a customizable delivery management solution for the restaurant sector. The software automates the entire delivery management operation and enables restaurants to use a combination of in-house delivery staff, drivers from marketplace platforms and/or drivers from local Delivery Service Partners. Visit for more information. You can also find VROMO on LinkedIn. About Kbox Built by operators for operators, the Kbox suite of software enables any foodservice operation to be digitized for off-premise and on-premise ordering. In one easy-to-use solution, Kbox provides customer-led in-venue, takeaway, first-party and third-party delivery solutions for any foodservice operator. With machine learning powering the platform, Kbox’s proprietary menu-optimization solution enables operators to increase revenues, reduce wastage, improve labor efficiency and potentially even add additional revenue streams through virtual brands. The Kbox solution is powering kitchens in the U.K. and Australia and is now bringing its industry-leading solution to the U.S. More on how Kbox works, including a tech demo, is available here — see how you can say goodbye to multiple devices, manual entry, mistakes and lengthy admin processes. Contact Details Center Reach Communications Tracy Henderson +1 720-989-3530 Company Website

March 01, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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LevLane Advertising Announces SVP, Partnerships and Development


LevLane Advertising, a full-service, award-winning advertising agency based in Center City, Philadelphia, has announced Carl Cherkin, former Vice President of Communications and Business Development at Philadelphia Union, as the agency’s first Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Development. LevLane is a nationally recognized agency which offers creative services, brand planning, social media strategy, public relations, analytics, and more. It was founded almost 40 years ago and has grown to employ more than 75 full-time employees today. Bruce Lev, LevLane’s CEO, Chief Creative Officer, and co-founder, said that while driving in new business and expanding the agency’s presence in the region are primary goals for Cherkin, he fully expects him to step in and contribute in areas outside of partnerships and development. “That’s just who Carl is, and the exact reason we brought him onto our team.” In his previous role at Philadelphia Union, Cherkin was a member of the executive team responsible for launching Philadelphia Union, the city’s successful Major League Soccer team, where he remains a consultant, now in his 13 th season with the club. In addition to the ground-breaking launch, he established a number of successful relationships with corporate sponsors, Chambers of Commerce, and a vast and varied array of businesses, while continuing to generate a continuum of profitable business development opportunities at all levels for the club. Prior to his work in business development and communications, he had a successful career spanning decades in journalism and public relations. For Cherkin, the transition from Emmy Award-winning television sportscaster to business development executive was natural. “I’ve spent my entire career making connections and building relationships, it’s what I love to do,” he said. “I am looking forward to being a part of the team that pushes LevLane into its next phase of growth. We have incredible talent here and my hope is that our reputation for attracting creative powerhouses and impressive clientele makes us the number one agency in Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region.” The agency has experienced steady growth throughout the past several decades—the decision to bring on a senior vice president for partnerships and development ensures that the agency as a whole remains energized. ‘‘This is an exciting time for LevLane and for me as well. I’ve been given a unique opportunity to work in an environment where the culture, already created, is so vitally important. That my lifelong friend Bruce Lev has been the driving force behind that culture, makes it that much more meaningful,” said Cherkin. “It’s incredibly motivating and at the same time challenging, to know that any and all of contributions I make to this extraordinary group of people will continue to enhance the growth and success of LevLane and its clients.” About LevLane LevLane is an award-winning, full-service, independent advertising agency in Philadelphia, PA, that has been building brands that people love for nearly 40 years. Contact Details Lauren Stralo +1 610-401-4825 Company Website

March 01, 2022 08:07 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Tim Hortons Roll Up To Win™ is here and this year, every Roll is a win

Tim Hortons

This year, Tim Hortons iconic Roll Up To Win promotion is all digital and every Roll is a win. From March 7 through April 3, 2022, Tim Hortons guests will earn one digital Roll for every eligible menu item purchased when scanning for Tims Rewards using their Tim Hortons app, physical Tims Rewards card or placing an order online. * Eligible menu items include any Hot or Cold Beverage (excluding espresso shot, fountain drinks and Ready to Drink beverages). Guests can reveal their Rolls to win great prizes on their Tim Hortons app or at the Roll Up To Win website. “We’re so excited to introduce the all-digital Roll Up to Win this year,” said Ricardo Azevedo, Regional President for Tim Hortons U.S. “By making the promotion entirely digital, we’re able to offer bigger and better prizes for our valued loyalty guests.” This year’s grand prizes include a 2022 Bronco™ Big Bend™, week-long stays at select Hilton® resorts in Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Curaçao, Samsung TVs and Galaxy Books, Skullcandy earbuds, PKG Daily Essentials and Xbox Series S gaming consoles. Guests also have the chance to win over 600,000 FREE Tim Hortons coffee and donuts offers, and Tims Rewards points. For the full list of prizes, details, and more promotion information, visit Roll Up To Win is open to registered Tims Rewards members in the United States (excluding Florida). *NO PURCHASE REQUIRED. Must have a free Tims Rewards account. Open to members in the 50 U.S. & D.C, except FL, ages 18+. Digital Roll can be earned through 4/3/22 (mail-in requests post marked by 4/4/22). Must use App or Rewards website to reveal prize by 4/24/22. See Official rules at for mail-in method of entry, all entry requirements, odds & prize descriptions. VOID IN FL & WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor: Tim Hortons USA, Inc., 5707 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126. About Tim Hortons Tim Hortons® is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of guest tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, teas and our famous Iced Capp® beverages), fresh baked goods, hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast snacking items, and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and around the world. More information about the company is available at Contact Details Alison Brod Marketing & Communications Adrianna Lauricella +1 212-230-1800 Company Website

March 01, 2022 07:02 AM Eastern Standard Time

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AmeriLife Partners with Platinum Choice Healthcare


AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions, continued to enhance and strengthen its industry-leading distribution coverage by announcing today that it has partnered with Platinum Choice Healthcare, a Boca Raton, Florida-based national field marketing organization (FMO) that specializes in the distribution of Medicare Advantage products. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re honored to join AmeriLife and be a part of such a dynamic and successful team,” said Joshua Bock, co-president of Platinum Choice Healthcare. “Time and again, AmeriLife has shown that it cares deeply for its partners, providing them with the support they to exceed their every ambition. We’re thrilled for the road ahead.” “The opportunities in front of us to expand our business are boundless,” added Gregg Jaffy, co-president of Platinum Choice Healthcare. “This is the perfect time in our history to join forces with a partner that understands how to drive real growth and help us do what we do best. The sky is truly the limit for Platinum Choice Healthcare with AmeriLife.” Founded in 2015, Platinum Choice Healthcare operates a direct-to-consumer model with extensive remote selling capabilities that has propelled its production and top and bottom-line growth. Platinum Choice Healthcare has a salesforce of more than 110 agents with ambitions to aggressively expand its roster over the next 12 months, and is coming off a year in which the company placed more than 30,000 Medicare Advantage policies, including an impressive 91% year-over-year growth during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. “Platinum Choice Healthcare has been on the fast track to success for some time, and we’re excited to help them accelerate their growth and take their business to the next level,” said Scotty Elliott, president of AmeriLife’s Life & Health Brokerage Distribution. “On behalf of our team, I want to welcome Joshua, Gregg and their team to the AmeriLife family. I couldn’t be more excited for our collective future together.” Platinum Choice Healthcare will continue to operate as a stand-alone business, based out of its Boca Raton, Florida, headquarters. The company will also continue to be led by Bock and Jaffy, reporting to Elliott. ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to offer insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier and more secure 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 national distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors, more than 50 marketing organizations, and 50 insurance agency locations. For more information, visit, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 Company Website

February 28, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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You Deserve a Vacation: St. Kitts is Warm, Welcoming and Full of Adventure


A video accompanying this announcement is available at: New year, new outlook, new travel plans. You might be asking yourself, is there ever a bad time for a Caribbean vacation? For those looking for a truly immersive Caribbean experience without the crowds, look no further than St. Kitts. Known for its rich history and picturesque landscape, St. Kitts is an authentic Caribbean destination that offers visitors a riveting getaway. The island is currently amongst the highest vaccinated Caribbean nations, and international travelers must be vaccinated to visit. Travelers who love destinations where they can pair relaxation with activities that align with their interest, whether that is music or culinary or history or adventure, will discover St. Kitts offers it all! Wander the secluded beaches and rainforests that stretch for miles or hear the pulsating sounds of nature as you explore via ziplines, ATVs, and jet skis. Embark on a leisurely ride on the Caribbean’s only authentic scenic passenger train, hike to the rim of a dormant volcano, or dive into an ancient shipwreck. Embrace the scents of a smoky, sizzling beach barbecue, and taste culinary delights fresh from the sea. Indulge your wanderlust in one-of-a-kind attractions such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. With an array of attractions and experiences available, St. Kitts is the ideal destination for adventure seekers, history buffs, culinary enthusiasts, and leisure lovers alike. This unique combination is what makes St. Kitts a quintessential Caribbean destination unlike any other. Visit StKittsTourism.KN for more information Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

February 25, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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2022 Land Real Estate Survey: Market Trends, Growth Insights from Nation’s Leading Land Brokerage

National Land Realty

National Land Realty, the nation’s fastest growing real estate land brokerage company—specializing in farm, ranch, country homes, timber, recreational, and commercial development properties—today released its second annual land real estate agent and broker survey. Key findings show that there was a significant positive sales impact on the rural land real estate sector in 2021 with more than 70% of agents seeing a slight to often significant increase in land values, especially with recreational land, farmland, country homes, and timberland. “Both investors and urban professionals ran for rural land in a big way in 2021, albeit for different reasons, which made for a very good year for land sales, with record-breaking volume throughout the year,” said Jason Walter, CEO of National Land Realty. “And with all of the traumatic events of last year, people continue to look to not only invest in land outside of cities, but they also want to live on the land they buy, to be able to breathe the fresh Covid-free air and reconnect with the great outdoors without being locked down. This significant move away from urban areas is now all the more possible through the popularity of remote or hybrid working arrangements.” “2021 was a very strong year for land and 2022 is starting out the same way. More than 90% of our brokers are optimistic that land real estate will do quite well over the next 12 to 18 months,” said Jason Burbage, President of National Land Realty. “And more than 70% of them expect land values to continue to appreciate in 2022 as much as 5% to more than 10% YoY.” Key Survey Takeaways: Land Values in 2021 Last year, brokers saw recreational land increase the most (48.72% of respondents), followed by farmland (24.36% of respondents), with the latter jumping more than 6% over 2020. Country homes and timberland tied for third with 10.26% of brokers saying that these types of land increased the most. Ranchland (5.13% of respondents) and commercial land (1.28% of respondents), rounded out the top six. In terms of percentage of change from 2020 to 2021, land values overall increased more than 10% (40.48% of respondents), 6-10% (26.19% of respondents), and 1-5% (17.86% of respondents). 8.33% of brokers said they experienced no land value increase, while no respondents had any property that lost value. Outlook for 2022 Optimistic For land value appreciation, almost 12% of brokers think it’ll be more than 10%, while 16.67% think land will increase by 6-10%, and the largest group (41.67%) think it’ll increase by as much as 5%. 15.48% think it’ll remain the same and almost 6% think it could drop by as much as 5%. For individual brokerages, 32.14% believe their business will grow by more than 10%, a more than 6% increase from 2021, while 19% think it’ll grow between 6-10%, a 7% drop from last year. And 16.67% say their business will grow as much as 5%, a more than 7% drop YoY. Majority of Buyers Coming from Urban or Suburban Areas (65%) 16.67% from major metro areas like Atlanta and Dallas, which is a 4% increase over 2020. 28.57% from smaller metro areas like Austin and Birmingham, a 3% increase from 2020. 20.24% from the burbs, a 9% drop from 2020. 20.24% from rural areas, a more than 10% jump from 2020. 9.52% from small towns, a nearly 4% drop from 2020. Challenges in 2022 Biggest challenges facing land real estate brokers are finding potential sellers (74% of respondents), establishing the right listing price (33% of respondents), and finding affordable prices for buyers (21% of respondents). The entire survey results are available upon request. About National Land Realty National Land Realty (NLR) is the nation’s fastest growing real estate land brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, country homes, timber, recreational, and commercial development properties. Highly regarded for its proprietary land touring technology, Land Tour 360®, as well as its GIS land mapping system, LandBase™, which catalogs land data in extremely detailed ways, the company makes it easy to view and zero in on the right property in the right place. Founded in Greenville, S.C. in 2007, NLR has more than 80 offices in 40 states. To learn more visit or call (855) 384-5263. Contact Details Ray Young +1 512-633-6855 Company Website

February 24, 2022 03:17 PM Eastern Standard Time

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AmeriLife Bolsters U65 Market Presence with Partnership with Insurance Specialist Group


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 Insurance Specialist Group (ISG), a national field marketing organization (FMO) and distribution platform that specializes in health insurance products for individuals and families in the under-65 (U65) market. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Today marks a significant milestone in ISG’s history,” said Scott Lingle, co-founder and CEO of ISG. “AmeriLife is the perfect partner and collaborator to help us grow and scale our business. We’re excited to tap into its wealth of resources and support so we can continue to deliver value to our downline and expand our distribution in new and creative ways.” ISG was founded in 2015; the company merged with Insurance Management Group, LLC, in March 2020, retaining the ISG name. Today, its distribution, which spans roughly 100 call centers, offers a vast portfolio of more than 100 individual health and health specialty insurance products from more than 40 carriers. As such, ISG has consistently maintained a track record of consistent revenue growth, margin expansion, strong downline recruitment, and deep penetration in a growing U65 market. The partnership represents AmeriLife’s continued and extensive effort to partner with strategic and emerging organizations to further enhance its distribution coverage, as well as strengthen the opportunities to address the holistic financial and health care needs of pre-retirees and retirees. “ISG is the perfect addition to AmeriLife’s national network as our distribution continues to focus on serving clients at every stage of life, when and where they need us,” said Scotty Elliott, president of AmeriLife’s Life & Health Brokerage Distribution. “We’re equally as excited to add Scott to our distribution leadership bench. Scott is a proven health care expert and business builder. His legacy of success with Health Insurance Innovation (HHII) and United Health One are a testament to his drive and leadership, and we look forward to working with Scott to take ISG to new heights.” ISG will continue to operate as a stand-alone business and be led by Lingle, reporting to Elliott. Teneo acted as financial advisor to ISG on this transaction. ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to offer insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier and more secure 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 national distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors, more than 50 marketing organizations, and 50 insurance agency locations. For more information, visit, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 Company Website

February 24, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Responding to International Mother Language Day, CIP Rewards Indigenous Language Promotion and Invites Traditional Leaders to Discuss the Sustainable Development of Indigenous Languages

Council of Indigenous Peoples

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 24 February 2022 - To campaign the importance of protecting languages, and advance the inheritance of mother languages to prevent their disappearance, the United Nations designated February 21 each year as the International Mother Language Day. CIP held the 2022 International Mother Language Day -- Indigenous Language Revitalization Award Ceremony and Forum on Taiwan Indigenous Language Development on February 21 and 22 at Parkview Hotel Hualien. The event included the Indigenous Language Revitalization Award Ceremony, keynote speech, and conference on building an environment friendly to indigenous languages by traditional leaders and heads of agencies. Minister Icyang of CIP said that in order to further reward the individuals, agencies, and groups promoting indigenous languages, the number of awards has been increased to 23 from 12 in 2021. In addition to providing NTD 20K to 60K bonuses, the Premier Su Tseng-Chang personally presented all 12 award categories to demonstrate his appreciation to everyone for being the role model in promoting indigenous languages. The Indigenous Language Development Meeting the following morning saw the participation of indigenous traditional leaders, their contributions help everyone understand how they led the indigenous communities in building the environment for indigenous languages. In addition, CIP is also moving forward with the "Support Program to Creating the Environment for Indigenous Languages in Church" this year, expanding the function and role played by the Church in passing on indigenous languages over the years, and creating on a wide scale an environment friendly to indigenous languages. Responding to the theme of this year's UN commemoration of the International Mother Language Day, "using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities", Minister Iycang of CIP delivered his full remark and speech in the Amis language, which is simultaneously interpreted through the equipment for simultaneous interpreting. This shows how mother languages are no longer obstacles to communication with the assistance of technology. In the future, we will be applying more indigenous language-assistive technology, and continue to work with central and local governments, NGOs, and indigenous peoples to promote the preservation and promotion of indigenous languages. Contact Details Pius Wu

February 24, 2022 08:49 AM Eastern Standard Time

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