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Minuteman Press Franchise in Richmond, Kentucky Adapts and Grows During Pandemic as Essential Local Business

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Pete Cummings and Chuck Bentley have owned their Minuteman Press printing and marketing franchise in Richmond since May 2014. While the COVID-19 pandemic was certainly the biggest challenge for people and local businesses everywhere, Pete and Chuck managed to remain open as an essential business, adapt their products and services to what local businesses needed during the pandemic, and position themselves for sales growth both during and after the pandemic as a result of their hard work. Pete says, “At the outset of the pandemic we were as alarmed as anyone else over not only what this could do to our business but our community and even the country as a whole. The prospect of slogging through months of economic slowdowns did cause us some anxiety in the beginning. However, we remained optimistic and determined to take advantage of any unique opportunities that the pandemic presented to those of us in the print world.” He continues, “It quickly became apparent that those businesses allowed to remain open would need COVID-related printing and signs in order to both safely assist customers as well as stay in compliance with state and local ordinances. We discovered that some organizations had been allotted grant money from the Federal Government to help with pandemic-related safety requirements. We honed in on those agencies to let them know we were open as essential business and local to them. They responded well to our outreach efforts and we ended up doing a considerable volume of business printing floor decals, signs, logo-imprinted face masks, and other safety-related products. Almost every business that chose to remain open had similar pandemic-related printing needs and we wanted to do everything possible, especially for our local small businesses, to provide them everything we could to help them navigate these unchartered waters.” “We primarily grew our business in 2020 through the expanded offering of signage, floor decals, posters, direct mail, and other essential printed items. We are anticipating that 2021 will see continued growth as more and more local businesses reopen and come back online.” -Pete Cummings, co-owner, Minuteman Press franchise, Richmond, Kentucky Supporting Local Businesses During and After the Pandemic Over the past year, Minuteman Press in Richmond has continued to reach out to local businesses as they reopen. Pete says, “We’ve seen a positive response from local business owners. Many of them seem as glad to see that we are still operating and succeeding as we are trying to help them achieve their own successes through these challenging times. I think in some ways we have had a galvanizing effect for local businesses as we are all in this together. It’s that ‘can-do spirit’ that can really lift others up and we are thankful to be a part of it.” As more restrictions continue to be lifted and other local businesses reopen and recover, Pete and Chuck are ready to help them with custom printing products and marketing services. Pete says, “Because we have stayed open the entire time, Minuteman Press has the experience of helping all different types of businesses at all different phases of the pandemic. We have proven to be a valuable partner and we are excited to provide our business community with as many resources as possible to enhance their marketing and sales efforts.” Pete continues, “Now that the tide is turning on the pandemic, we are encouraging clients to resume their direct marketing efforts. As conferences and events resume, we are promoting all of our capabilities including imprinted table throws, retractable banners, trade show displays, conference-related signage, and promotional products.” Direct mail was another key area of growth that Minuteman Press in Richmond experienced during the pandemic. Pete is excited about the future prospects of direct mail as well. He says, “Surviving and flourishing during the past year has required some adaptation. Last year, direct marketing became very challenging with social distancing becoming the norm. To continue growing we looked to direct mailings as an additional revenue stream. Based on the success we saw from these efforts, we have decided to fully embrace direct mail. We would certainly encourage other businesses to utilize direct mailings as a way to ‘connect’ with potential customers as they ramp up and reopen.” “ Contrary to what some would have one believe, printing is not dead. The increased demand for direct mailings can partly be explained by the ‘contact-free’ environment of the pandemic era. With that said, I believe it also underscores how printed advertising campaigns, when utilized effectively, can yield significant results for our customers. We have also diversified our offerings with signs, promotional items, and apparel. This provides our customers with the convenience of getting everything done under one roof through someone they trust will give them the level of service and quality they expect. So, the printing industry has evolved but those who evolve with the industry will see continued success.” -Pete Cummings Meet the People Behind the Business As Pete and Chuck celebrate seven years in business this month, they reflect on their journey as well as their experiences as Minuteman Press franchise owners. One interesting thing to note is that Pete and Chuck come from two very different backgrounds and did not have any printing experience until joining the Minuteman Press family. Pete explains, “I worked at a bank for roughly ten years after graduating from college and then owned/operated an outpatient pediatric rehabilitation center, offering Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy to children. We were out of our home state of Kentucky at this time and once we had children we decided to return home. The same opportunities did not exist to operate a rehab center but I had small business ownership in my blood at that point and was actively looking for a good opportunity.” He continues, “Chuck was a school teacher for ten years and he was growing restless. He began looking for a business opportunity that would allow for more financial freedom for his family. He mentioned this to his uncle, Garry Conley, who just so happened to own a Minuteman Press franchise in London, Kentucky along with Chuck’s Aunt, Amy Conley. We sat down with Garry and he did a pretty good job explaining the benefits. It was evident he was running a profitable operation so we listened intently and after meeting with our Regional Vice President Gary Nowak, we decided to take the plunge.” “We opened in 2014 with zero customers and have seen steady growth every year since. Our rate of jobs quoted to jobs earned is very strong. We built the business, especially in the early years, heavily using direct marketing along with the Minuteman Press Internet Marketing program. Sometimes asking people for the opportunity to earn their business is all it takes to open the door to that first job. And once we get that first opportunity, we will almost always turn that person into a repeat customer either in the near future or somewhere down the road. Providing a quality product along with good, friendly service goes a long way.” -Pete Cummings As Pete reflects on the past seven years and especially 2020 when the pandemic first hit, he is thankful to be part of the Minuteman Press franchise family. He says, “We are very grateful for the efforts Minuteman Press International made fairly early on in the pandemic to help keep franchisees flourishing. There’s no question that things could have turned out differently. From continued guidance on how to operate as an essential business to initiating the free Bounce Back program to support local businesses, it was all instrumental in helping us navigate this unprecedented time.” When asked about the rewards of owning a business, Pete answers, “Financial freedom and the feeling that we can control our own destinies for us are the biggest rewards to business ownership. We can’t be the victim of a company downsize or see our jobs shipped overseas. We certainly work hard to achieve success but those efforts are going towards building something that directly benefits our families.” As for what advice he would give to local businesses right now, Pete sums it up best by saying, “Don’t lose heart. I know it has been a tough year but as more and more sectors of the economy ramp things up again, economic opportunities will return.” Pete Cummings and Chuck Bentley’s Minuteman Press franchise is located at 202 Wayne Dr., Ste. A; Richmond, KY 40475. For more information, call 859-314-1172 or visit their website: https://www.richmondky.minutemanpress.com. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

May 17, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Meow Wolf Announces Collaborating Artists For Denver Exhibition

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Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company, announced the names of the 110 Colorado artists collaborating on Meow Wolf Denver, their highly-anticipated third permanent installation. More than 300 creatives are working to bring Meow Wolf Denver to life this fall. “Fasten your seatbelts, Meow Wolf Denver is our most ambitious project to date! With hundreds of creatives working on this massive endeavor, including overwhelming talent from local Denver-based artists, we can’t wait for guests to experience the magic confined within these uniquely shaped walls,” said Ali Rubinstein, CCO and Co-CEO of Meow Wolf. “Starting this fall, guests can explore four floors of exhibition space, with portals transporting them to worlds beyond their wildest imagination.” Opening this Fall, Meow Wolf Denver will span four floors with hundreds of installations of interactive art and include food and beverage services, retail space, and a 488 person capacity venue. Meow Wolf is looking forward to welcoming locals and tourists alike to the unique installation which adds to the exciting repertoire of what Colorado has to offer. The most narratively complex installation to date, Meow Wolf Denver worked with a variety of artists across multiple mediums to create an experience that will truly transport visitors to other worlds. These muralists, sculptors, fiber artists, and technologists came together to create a one-of-a-kind installation that will leave visitors appreciating what it really means to experience art. The exhibition includes the work of 110 Colorado-based artists with diverse backgrounds including 51% identifying as female, 20% identifying as LGBTQ+ and 38% of the Artist collaborators are People of Color based on optional survey answers. With its Denver installation, Meow Wolf celebrates both established and emerging artists, each with their own unique stories to tell. Visitors can look forward to the works of Kayln Heffernan and collaborator Gregg Ziemba with their work “Wheelchair Space Kitchen”; Cal Duran and David Ocelotl Garcia with their work “Earth Spirits of the Subconscious Mind”; Molina Speaks with their “Indigenous Futurist Dreamscape Lounge”; Mongolian collaborators Eriko Tsogo, Jennifer Tsogo, Tsogo Mijid, and Batochir Batkhishig on their work “Mongovoo Temple”; and the “Aquakota” nightclub, conceptualized by the late artist Colin Richard Ferguson Ward and completed by his collaborators Peniel Apantenco and Kim Shively in his memory. The complete Meow Wolf Denver collaborating artist lineup can be found below: Individual Collaborating Artists & Duos from Colorado: Adam Christopher Andi Todaro Ashley Frazier, Michael Sperandeo Brandan Styles "Bzurk”, Ellie Rusinova Brian Corrigan Cal Duran, David Ocelotl Garcia Cami Galofre Chris Bagley Christopher Owen Nelson, Sam Carlson Christopher Short Collin Parson Corrina Espinosa Dan Taro David Farquharson Dice 51 Douglas A. Schenck “DAS” Dylan Gebbia-Richards Frankie Toan Ian McKenna Jaime Molina, Pedro Barrios Jennifer Pettus Jess Webb Jodi Stuart, Libby Barbee Joseph Lamar Joshua Goss JUHB. Justin Camilli Justin Gitlin aka Cacheflowe Kalyn Heffernan, Gregg Ziemba Katy Zimmerman, Erika Wurth Kia Neill Kristin Stransky Laaiaim Mayer Lauri Lynnxe Murphy LORDSCIENCE UNIVERSAL Lumonics Marjorie Lair, Kyle Vincent Singer Maya Linke Myah Sarles Nicole Banowetz Nolan Tredway Ramón Bonilla Reed Fox, Ben Weirich Sabin Aell, Randy Rushton Scott Hildebrandt Sean Peuquet Shayna Cohn Sigrid Sarda Sofie Birkin Thomas Scharfenberg Viviane Le Courtois Wanderweird Wynn Earl Buzzell Jr. Collaborating Artist Groups from Colorado Andrew Novick, Pamela Webb, Robert Ayala bearwarp Chad Colby, Lexis Loeb, Hayley Kirkman Charles Kern, Ty Holter, Ben Jackson, Rachel Bilys, Brett Sasine Demiurge LLC: Joe Riche and Wynn Buzzell Eriko Tsogo, Jennifer Tsogo, Tsogo Mijid, Batochir Batkhishig F. Ria Khan, Armon Naein, Blake Gambel, Calvin Logan, Charles Candon, Harrison Bolin, Luke Collier, Maria Deslis, Sky Johnson, Sofia Rubio-Topete Ladies Fancywork Society Merhia Wiese, Annabelle Wiese, Maggie Wiese, Eunseo Zoey Kim, Dan Griner Mike Lustig, Mitch Hoffman, Tim Omspach, Nathan Koral, Evan Beloni, Ryan Elmendorf, Scott Wilson, Charlis Robbins Molina Speaks, Stevon Lucero, DJ Icewater, Felix "Fast4ward" Ayodele, Diles, Emily Swank Oren Lomena, Alaine "Skeena" Rodriguez, Alius Hu Peniel Apantenco, Kim Shively, Colin Richard Ferguson Ward, (In memoriam) Sam Caudill, Sean Louis Rove, Juancristobal Hernández Secret Love Collective: Katy Batsel, Lares Feliciano, Colby Graham, Piper Rose, Frankie Toan, Katy Zimmerman, Lauren Zwicky, Genevieve Waller The Church of Many: Andrea Thurber, Elsa Carenbauer, Anna Goss, Maddi Waneka and Emily Merlin Waffle Cone Club: Kyle Vincent Singer, Scott Kreider, Marjorie Lair Also Featuring Collaborating Artists and Groups Everything is Terrible! Kevin Bourland Michael Lujan Moment Factory Nina Mastrangelo Scott Geary, Wayne Geary, Gary Ashkin Last year, Meow Wolf was recognized in Fast Company 's 2020 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, garnering the #1 spot for Live Events. The company recently opened its second permanent installation in Las Vegas, Omega Mart which opened in February 2021. In addition to Omega Mart, Meow Wolf also re-opened their cult-favorite original experience, House of Eternal Return in March. Additional information on Meow Wolf’s first two exhibitions and tickets for the experiences are available online at https://meowwolf.com/. To receive further updates on Meow Wolf Denver, sign up at https://meowwolf.com/visit/denver Recognized in Fast Company's 2020 list of The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company that creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. The company's first location in Santa Fe opened in 2016 and showcases the THEA Award-winning, international sensation, House Of Eternal Return, where two million visitors have now discovered a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, and surreal, maximalist and mesmerizing art exhibits. In 2019, Meow Wolf expanded beyond Santa Fe and opened Kaleidoscape, the world’s first artist-driven ride at Elitch Gardens in Denver. Meow Wolf recently opened their second permanent installation, Omega Mart, at AREA15 in Las Vegas and their third permanent installation in Denver slated to open in fall 2021. Meow Wolf is proud to be the only certified B-Corporation in the themed entertainment industry, with a team dedicated to social impact and building a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Jacki St. Thomas +1 310-625-7799 jacki@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://meowwolf.com/

May 17, 2021 07:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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ZIPPZ Introduces Science-Backed, Personalized CBD Products for Sleep and Anxiousness

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With a majority of adults suffering from lack of sleep and high levels of stress, it’s time to make some changes. Launching today, ZIPPZ Inc. offers personalized CBD therapies rooted in science and developed by a team of leading physicians and clinicians. Designed to address challenges with sleep, stress, and anxiousness, these patent-pending products provide personalized solutions to fit the unique needs of each individual customer. “The medicinal cannabis industry often defaults to ‘one-size-fits-all’ product solutions, especially when it comes to CBD. On my personal journey to reduce stress, I was shocked by the lack of scientifically-formulated products in the category,” stated Scott Eagle, CEO of ZIPPZ. “ZIPPZ recognizes that each customer is unique, so we developed an innovative program to help consumers get matched to the ZIPPZ CBD wellness formulas customized to meet their specific needs.” Taking a science-first approach, ZIPPZ worked with experts in the fields of medicinal cannabis and bio/botanical research to develop products based on a network pharmacology model. ZIPPZ formulas include a distinct blend of 35 natural ingredients - including CBD, CBN, and CBG plus a selection of proven botanicals (e.g. Ashwagandha, Chamomile, Magnolia Bark) - that target not just one, but multiple receptors in the body that help regulate sleep, stress, and anxiousness. As part of their personalization process, ZIPPZ offers 255 different trial pack combinations for consumers to sample to ensure a customized fit. Dr. June Chin, Integrative Cannabis Physician, author, and advisor for ZIPPZ, stated "I have advocated for the understanding of the medical applications of cannabis my entire career, and I’m a strong believer in CBD’s ability to deliver relief. Over the past 20 years, I’ve helped thousands of patients discover customized cannabis solutions and I’m honored to work with the ZIPPZ team to help them create affordable, personalized CBD therapies that utilize cannabinoids and botanicals to deliver targeted relief to those who need it.” The ZIPPZ approach is data-driven and customer-focused. Prior to purchase, consumers take a 5-minute assessment that analyzes a variety of factors including condition, age, lifestyle, and gender. Based on the assessment results, ZIPPZ creates a customized trial pack of up to four formulas to test as well as a personalized report detailing why each product was recommended. Once the customer receives their trial pack, they can sample each product and make a final determination of which formulas worked best for them. In a recent 3rd party market research study, 89% of people completing their trial of ZIPPZ products found at least one of the recommended products met their needs. ZIPPZ Trial Packs start at $29 and include 5 doses of each recommended formula for the customer to try. Once the best products are identified by the consumer, ZIPPZ credits 100% of the Trial Pack cost towards the purchase of their first full-size bottle. Full-size bottles (60 softgels, 30 doses) start at $78. ZIPPZ products are available exclusively online at www.zippz.com To stay informed about everything ZIPPZ, follow them on social at @zippzwellness. ABOUT ZIPPZ: ZIPPZ is a direct-to-consumer, California-based CBD wellness company offering personalized, scientifically-formulated CBD solutions targeting sleep, stress, and anxiousness. Founded by a team of physicians, clinicians, scientists, and technologists, ZIPPZ dismisses the one-size-fits-all approach to CBD therapies. After consumers complete a quick and thorough 5-minute assessment, ZIPPZ uses data science to help match them with personalized solutions. Rooted in nature and activated by science, ZIPPZ combines CBD with over 30 carefully selected botanicals to deliver therapies customized to each individual’s needs. A leader in the revolution of personalized CBD therapies, ZIPPZ offers over 255 combinations of products that provide fast and effective relief. Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Jacki St. Thomas +1 310-625-7799 jacki@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://zippz.com/

May 17, 2021 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Kreyol Passion Launches Brand and Announces Kickstarter Campaign

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We can all agree on one thing, we all love food! Food is universal to everyone, no matter the race or culture. Today, Kreyol Passion launched its brand along with a Kickstarter campaign. Kreyol Passion is built around a human centric approach to fit everyday life styles, enhancing and educating the palate with fresh ingredients and flavors, providing healthy solutions for every cuisine. KP Marinade is the first product roll-out under the Kreyol Passion brand. With only 15 calories per serving KP is used to marinate meats and seafood, grilling, air frying, stir-fry, cooking stews, soups, rice and as a condiment for a variety of foods. No matter the continent or cuisine KP enhances the flavor of food, alleviates the guesswork out of cooking and cuts prep time by 90 percent. Jacques Absolu aims to provide solutions with each idea he brings into the atmosphere and Kreyol Passion is no different. Awaken your Senses & Activate your taste buds! Become Part of our Story! ABOUT THE FOUNDER Kreyol Passion is a Food Distribution Company that is a subsidiary under GGSUCCESS LLC; founded by Jacques Absolu a young Haitian American, tech savvy entrepreneur who has many notable ventures; GGSUCCESS LLC a holding company that focuses on cutting-edge developments in Technology, Finance and Real Estate. Contact Details Kreyol Passion Danielle Lampron +1 561-335-8223 info@kreyolpassion.com Company Website https://kreyolpassion.com/

May 17, 2021 08:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Airports, Take Notice: 84% of Travelers Want Bio-Security Measures to Protect Against Current & Future Pandemics

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TEL AVIV, Israel, May 17, 2021 –– Ever stop to think how many hands touch your luggage from the time you leave home, arrive at the airport, and then reach your travel destination? Curious to know how many virus particles fit on a single pinhead? Are you in the habit of disinfecting your luggage after a trip? According to a Post-COVID-19 Air Travel/Bio-Security survey conducted last week, all respondents said they believe their baggage has passed through a lot of hands – 10 or more. Of those, 17 percent believe more than 20 hands have handled their luggage, whether while using a ride service, the baggage handlers at the airport, or hotel personnel. It's no wonder, then, that when COVID-19 hit, consumers were reluctant to travel. More than 55 percent of the consumers who completed the survey, in fact, said they did not travel by air last year because they feared either contracting the virus or potentially spreading it to others. This, and the actions taken by the airline industry as a result of COVID-19, created a huge blow to air travel. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the pandemic resulted in a 66 percent drop in air travel last year. That’s more than after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2003, and the global financial crisis of 2008. As people around the globe are being vaccinated against the Coronavirus and with more awareness about the devastating effects of virus spread, it’s not surprising that more than 84 percent of respondents said they agree with officials at the world’s leading agencies – the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Council of European Unions – that another pandemic is inevitable, and it is critical to be prepared. As with x-ray and other measures taken at airports following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, those same respondents agree airports should take bio-security measures to minimize the health and economic impact of future virus spread. Specifically, when asked if they’d feel safer and more likely to travel by air if luggage would be completely and quickly disinfected using ultraviolet (UV) technology at the airport, 78 percent said yes. For some respondents, the COVID-19 crisis is waning because many have received vaccinations against Coronavirus. Still, only 16 percent said they felt additional bio-security measures are unnecessary. “The COVID-19 virus has inflicted devastating health and economic impact on the world, but the call for bio-security at airports is a practical solution that can lessen or even stop the rapid spread of future contagions,” said Amir Fischer, CEO of WarpUV. “Studies show the most effective way to disinfect items like checked luggage and carry-on bags – many of which are soft-sided or have many handles, zippers and uneven surfaces – is with 360-degree ultraviolet (UV) light bio cleansing. The technology exists, it’s proven fast and effective, and is ready to be implemented.” Some additional data from the WarpUV/SurveyMonkey consumer survey include: When asked whether they realized that 100 million virus particles of COVID-19 could fit on the head of a pin, 62 percent said they had not previously heard that fact. 58 percent of respondents said they have never disinfected their own luggage during or after use. Of those, 28 percent said, in light of the virus spread, they will now start doing so. During the height of the pandemic, the ability to travel by air around the world was heavily curtailed due to flight cancellations, as well as airport closures because baggage handlers or passengers had contracted COVID-19. Just last week, Changi Airport in Si ngapore closed due to a report of COVID-19 cases. Although cases of COVID-19 contracted at airports were widely reported, 55 percent of respondents queried in the survey were unaware of this fact. About WarpUV Warp Technologies and its AirFort® devices are the frontline of prevention of the spread of pandemic by luggage and baggage in airports worldwide and serve as a “disinfection firewall” for continents, countries, and regions. The company was formed in 2020 by veteran Israeli entrepreneurs Amir Fischer, Eitan Haimovich, and Gil Luxenbourg. For more information, visit www.warpUV.com. Contact Details Rainier Communications Joanne Stanway +1 978-273-1473 jstanway@rainierco.com Rainier Communications Alan Ryan +15085776635 alanryan@rainierco.com Company Website https://www.warpuv.com/

May 17, 2021 08:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Centre for Neuro Skills Promotes Dr. Matthew Ashley to Chief Medical Officer

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Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a premier provider of traumatic and acquired brain injury rehabilitation services, today announced the promotion of Dr. Matthew Ashley to Chief Medical Officer, overseeing all CNS medical staff. Dr. Ashley will be moving from CNS headquarters in Bakersfield to the new CNS clinic in Austin, Texas, in June. The 17,000 square ft. facility will serve as many as 60 patients and is located at 14425 Falconhead Blvd. "We are thrilled to announce this milestone promotion for Dr. Ashley, who is transitioning to a corporate leadership position overseeing medical departments across all CNS locations,” said David Harrington, President and COO of Centre for Neuro Skills. “His vision and strategic administration will provide uniformity of care across all seven CNS locations. He will continue to work closely with various partners, providers, payers and customers.” During Dr. Ashley’s seven-year tenure at CNS, he has served as a consulting neurologist. He treats a diverse spectrum of patients recovering from traumatic and acquired brain injury. An accomplished speaker, Dr. Ashley lectures at universities and seminars focusing on stroke, epilepsy, dementia, neuroradiology and brain injury rehabilitation. Dr. Ashley received both his medical and juris doctor degrees from Southern Illinois University. He completed a neurology residency at UCLA, as well as a neurological rehabilitation fellowship at the university’s renowned Neurological Rehabilitation and Research Unit. The new Austin location will be CNS’ fourth clinic in Texas, joining others in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. CNS also has three California clinics in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield. All CNS clinics offer rehabilitation therapies through inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, residential rehabilitation and telehealth technology. "I look forward to my family’s move to Austin, getting to know our new community and my expanded role leading all medical teams across Centre of Neuro Skills’ clinics,” said Dr. Ashley. “The dedication to our patients combined with our continuum of care approach is more critical now than ever - to help those who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries, strokes and, more recently, Long-Haul COVID.” Facts about Brain Injury and Long-Haul COVID The Centre of Neuro Skills provides rehabilitation therapy to traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and Long-Haul COVID patients. These affect millions of Americans each year. Traumatic Brain Injury According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI is a leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in the US. Each year an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI. These injuries result in: 230,000 people are hospitalized and survive 50,000 people die 80,000 to 90,000 people experience the onset of long-term disability As the cumulative result of past traumatic brain injuries, an estimated 5.3 million men, women and children are living with a permanent TBI-related disability in the US today. Stroke According to the CDC, more than 795,000 people in the US have a stroke each year. Someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability Stroke reduces mobility in more than half of stroke survivors aged 65 and over Strokes can occur at any age - in 2009, 34% of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old Land-Haul COVID In a recent University of Washington study, 30% of Long-Haul COVID research participants reported worse health and quality of life, compared to how they felt before their infection. Additionally, 8% said they weren’t able to carry out daily chores. This included not being able to lift heavy objects or stand or walk unassisted for more than a short period of time. The proportion of participants reporting lingering symptoms increased with age. They affected about 27% of those 18 to 36 years old, 30% of those 37 to 64 and 43% of those 65 and older. About Centre for Neuro Skills Centre for Neuro Skills is an experienced and respected world leader in providing intensive rehabilitation and medical programs for those recovering from all types of brain injury. CNS covers a full spectrum of advanced care from residential and assisted living to outpatient/day treatment. Founded by Dr. Mark Ashley in 1980, CNS has seven locations in California and Texas. For more information about Center for Neuro Skills, visit: https://www.neuroskills.com/, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. For a video overview of CNS, visit: https://youtu.be/Jwqve9gWtEw Media please note: Visual assets, including photos, are available. To request an interview with Dr. Matthew Ashley, please contact Robin Carr at (415) 971-3991 or CNS@landispr.com. Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 CNS@landispr.com Company Website https://www.neuroskills.com/

May 14, 2021 09:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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New Report by Gennev Shows Gaps in Support for Women’s Health and Why It’s Time to Rethink Menopause

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/BClIM0LIYr0 Every woman will go through menopause—that’s an estimated 1.3 million women in the U.S. alone who enter menopause every year, yet the topic of menopause is still taboo. Women feel confused about what’s normal, uncomfortable talking about it, and unprepared to manage “the change.” With conversations around fertility becoming more open, menopause still feels like a secret, and that leads to misinformation and a significant reduction in quality of life for too many women. To demystify menopause Gennev created the first-of-its kind Menopause NOW Report with 120,000 women who shared information about their lives and health over the past year. The report offers unparalleled insight into how women are experiencing menopause, with findings that show: 70% of women reported putting off preventative health appointments in the past year because of the pandemic 49% reported using telehealth for menopause care 92% reported more stress on top of menopause-related anxiety in the past year Founded and led by women, Gennev is a Seattle-based digital health platform that offers holistic and comprehensive support for women in all stages of menopause. They offer women a virtual clinic with OBGYNs and health coaches on staff, in addition to educational services, community, and wellness products. The results of this year's Menopause NOW report demonstrate women’s need for more comprehensive support from specialized doctors, health coaches, and their fellow women – services all provided by Gennev. Take your personal menopause assessment at www.gennev.com, join the #IAmTheChange movement, and become part of the largest menopause community online. Watch Gennev’s video of women sharing their stories, then add your own voice. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwThI2V25mc&feature=youtu.be About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 14, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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4th ANNUAL LEADERS IN LIFE SCIENCES BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE BRINGS KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS TOGETHER

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The 4 th Annual Leaders in Life Sciences breakfast roundtable will take place at 7:00AM – 9:00AM EST on May 18, 2021, hosted by LevLane, Boston Healthcare Associates, and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Select healthcare business leaders will participate in a two-hour virtual roundtable discussion moderated by Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. Topics will include insights to driving innovation, stakeholder perspectives, investment opportunities, and challenges relating to the future of digital healthcare. The goal of the roundtable is to have an interactive session where panelists can share meaningful insights and learnings with each other. Following the meeting, the discussion’s key insights, learnings, and implications will be summarized and shared with industry entities, as well as other key insight communications. “This event has been successful in years past and we’re excited for this year’s discussion given historic structural changes in healthcare delivery that we have observed over the last 15 months. It’s more important than ever to stay connected, for us as industry leaders and for policymakers, providers and consumers,” said Thomas Goss, PharmD, Senior Vice President, Boston Healthcare Associates. Edward Allera, Shareholder, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, agrees. “It’s beneficial for so many to produce meaningful collaborations when it comes to institutions, services, products, innovations and research. I’m happy to help create a platform to make this possible,” said Allera. Panelists will include: Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D., Former Principal Deputy Commissioner & Acting CIO, FDA Tom Cassels, M.P.P, President, Rock Health Quinn Dufurrena, DDS, JD, Chief Dental Officer of United Concordia Dental Mark Haig Khachaturian, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Wellvii Allison Oelschlaeger, BSFS, Director & Chief Data Officer, CMS Christopher T. Olivia, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Samantha (Mandy) J. Pulliam, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Renovia, Inc. Wendy Sanhai, Ph.D., M.B.A., Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting, FDA Richard Schwabacher, Senior Vice President of Digital Health and Chief Digital Officer, BioReference Laboratories, Inc. Michael Sherman, MD, M.B.A., Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan “There’s so much talent and many bright minds in the life sciences industry. It’s crucial to bring this group together and give them the opportunity to share knowledge and introduce insights to their peers on a regular basis,“ said Timmy Garde, Chief Innovation Leader, LevLane. Attendance to the 4 th Annual Leaders in Life Sciences Breakfast Roundtable is limited. Please register at: LeadersInLifeSciences051821.com. Key insights will be released following the roundtable discussion. About Leaders in Life Sciences Leaders in Life Sciences is a partnership of LevLane, Boston Healthcare, and Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC. The group was formed to bring together thought leaders in the Life Science space to provide insights and solutions to the biggest challenges facing the industry. To learn more about Leaders in Life Sciences contact Timmy Garde at tgarde@levlane.com, Edward Allera at edward.allera@bipc.com, or Thomas Goss at tgoss@bostonhealthcare.com. Contact Details Liz Weir +1 610-401-4825 lweir@levlane.com Company Website https://www.levlane.com

May 14, 2021 07:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LevLane Announces Multiple Promotions and Role Changes

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LevLane, a full-service, award-winning ad agency, now in its 37th year, has announced multiple promotions as the agency continues to see strong growth. “We are so proud of this team. Over the past year we have experienced challenges we never anticipated and despite that our team has continued to deliver,” said Josh Lev, SVP | Brand Engagement of LevLane. “As we emerge from one of the most difficult times in memory, we are excited to look to the future and the team who will help to get us there.” Web Development Megan Hegarty has been promoted to Vice President, Digital Services. Senior Living Beth Simos has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Client Engagement. Creative Taylor Irwin has been promoted to Associate Creative Director. Steven Graziano has been promoted to Senior Art Director. Joe Schoppy has been promoted to Senior Copywriter. Digital Media Ed Stec has been promoted to Vice President, Paid Search Director. Sarita Shinde has been promoted to Digital Analytics Manager. Life Sciences MaryPat Siwak has been promoted to Account Director. Gina Gattis has been promoted to Account Supervisor. Samantha Spurrier has been promoted to Account Executive. Content & Digital Strategy Gabrielle Costello has been promoted to Director of Content. Michele Burns has moved into the role of Content Project Manager. Tyler Heileman has moved into the role of Digital Content Writer. Emily Glorioso has moved into the role of Social Media Specialist. 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 LevLane Liz Weir +1 610-401-4825 lweir@levlane.com Company Website https://www.levlane.com

May 13, 2021 07:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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