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Dynamic Works Institute to Launch CWDP Recertification Package at NAWDP Youth Symposium

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Dynamic Works Institute, a leading provider of transformative training for individuals, corporations and community-based organizations, will introduce its new Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) Recertification Package at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) 2022 Youth Symposium, booth 211. The show will take place from November 14-16 at The Westin Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.). Achieving CWDP certification demonstrates that a workforce development professional has completed the required training In order to maintain their CWDP certification, workforce development professionals must complete at least 60 hours of professional development related to one or more of the five competencies identified by NAWDP, which include: Customer Service Methodology, Diversity in Workforce Development, Labor Market Information and Intelligence, Principles of Communication, and Workforce Development Structure, Policies and Programs. The new CWDP Recertification Package from Dynamic Works Institute is specifically designed and delivered by workforce training experts to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals who wish to recertify for their CWDP certification. The Recertification Package includes a selection of live and asynchronous online course options covering all five core competencies identified by NAWDP, which customers can attend as their schedules allow. “We’re excited to introduce our new CWDP Recertification program, as it addresses an unmet need to help busy workforce development professionals receive the training they need for recertification,” said Paul Dunn, CEO of Dynamic Works Institute. “Our live and asynchronous online courses work with our customers’ busy schedules to build on their current skills and help improve job performance. In addition, they are specifically designed to meet the requirements outlined by NAWDP for CWDP recertification.” Dynamic Works Institute’s new Recertification Package can provide the full 60 hours of instruction required for CWDP recertification or supplement any remaining required hours necessary. Customers can choose from a selection of 30, 15 and 10-hour course options, with packages focused on case management, customer empowerment, working with special populations, and more. In addition, all customers are enrolled in 10 hours of free live training to support their success and build a network of peers. After finishing the course, customers receive their completed NAWDP paperwork and application form available for download and submission. To learn more about Dynamic Works Institute’s new CWDP Recertification Package, stop by booth 211 at the NADWP 2022 Youth Symposium, or visit https://dynamicinstitute.com/. About Dynamic Works Institute Dynamic Works Institute offers over 300 virtual, interactive courses, coaching and live webinars to transform the value and success individuals, corporations and community-based organizations derive from their work. The company’s convenient and relevant virtual training services, complemented with extreme customer service, develop the skills and mindsets that make work life more fulfilling. Contact Details Dynamic Works Institute Gena Leisten +1 513-238-4665 gleisten@dwfs.us O’Keeffe PR Dan O’Keeffe +1 513-221-1526 dan@okeeffepr.com Company Website https://dynamicinstitute.com

November 10, 2022 10:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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US Navy Veteran Todd Harmon Talks Shop and Shares Growth Strategies for Minuteman Press Franchise in Cincinnati

Minuteman Press International Inc

US Navy Veteran Todd Harmon is no stranger to owning his own business. Prior to joining the Minuteman Press franchise family in April 2018, Todd had previously owned other small businesses and franchises. His Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing center is located in the Kenwood area of Cincinnati, Ohio, at 7681 Montgomery Road. In this interview, Todd shares why he chose Minuteman Press, how his military and business experience has helped him in the printing industry, and how products such as signage and mailings with a heavy focus on Every Door Direct Mail have helped spur the growth of his printing business. What is your professional background? Todd Harmon: “I am a United States Navy Veteran. Prior to franchising, I owned an independent small business that manufactured new and refurbished pallets in the wood products industry. I have also previously owned two other franchises in the retail and restaurant industries. I chose Minuteman Press due to its #1 ranking in print franchising and the excellent work-life balance it would provide my family. Both of my children now work in the business with me. It also appealed to me as a privately owned company with a great royalty structure for franchisees.” What has the support from Minuteman Press International been like for you? Todd Harmon: “Local support from my field rep Ryan McIntyre and RVP Gary Nowak has been outstanding. They are a great resource when I need to discuss hiring/personnel and major business decisions. The FLEX software support team is always very responsive to our needs.” How do you describe your business and capabilities to potential clients? Todd Harmon: “I explain to clients that we are actually a print and small business marketing and consulting firm. Because of my previous business experience owning two other successful local franchises prior to Minuteman Press, I can really relate to these folks and help them reach their target customers through effective print and mail marketing strategies. Our customer service and fast turnaround times really set us apart from the competition.” What are the high-demand products and services that have really been helpful for your clients? Todd Harmon: “Signage, including installation if applicable, with fast turnaround times have really helped our clients. We can drop ship anywhere for them even on weekends. Quick design services for budget-conscious small businesses are much-appreciated by our customers. Our #1 key growth area is in direct mail services. We have also built a very strong Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) business. We work with and educate our customers through every step of the EDDM process.” What are some of the key ways you’ve grown your business? Todd Harmon: “Our high level of customer service and fast turnaround times have led to many referrals. We have grown through participation in a local BNI networking group. I am committed to consistent SEO/SEM marketing, email blasts, direct mail, and always promoting our EDDM services at every opportunity.” How would you best describe your community? Todd Harmon: “We enjoy a very dense business community around our shop. There are offices, medical facilities, restaurants, and many non-profit firms in our local area, as well as schools and many large church organizations. All of our clients demand a high level of professional customer service that we strive every day to meet.” Why do you think printing remains so vital to businesses today? Todd Harmon: “Print is a more trustworthy advertising medium and can allow you to reach a more targeted audience. For instance, I believe an engaging, tangible EDDM mail piece with a strong offer will yield a higher ROI than other advertising mediums, especially for restaurants and home repair/service businesses.” What are the biggest rewards of owning your business? Todd Harmon: “Following my military service, I have always owned my own business. I get great satisfaction from operating a profitable customer service focused small business. I enjoy the challenge.” What advice would you give to other owners right now? Todd Harmon: “Minuteman Press gives you the freedom to make the print shop your own, allowing you to focus on your strengths. Embrace it and have fun. Also, h ire staff that will help you build a culture of customer service in your shop. ” Todd Harmon’s Minuteman Press franchise is located at 7681 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. For more information, call 513-531-7600 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/cincinnati22/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and see 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

November 10, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Sharp App Wins David Meltzer Helmed Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, 2 Minute Drill

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Sharp App, a sports betting app dedicated to the empowerment of bettors through AI-powered tools, analytics and educational programming, announced its co-founder and COO Jason Mezrahi competed and won $50,000 in cash and prizes pitching the Sharp App to a celebrity panel of entrepreneurs on David Meltzer’s “pitch only” show, the 2 Minute Drill. The full episode of the show can be viewed on the show’s website through the following link, 2 Minute Drill: Season 4, Episode 2. Hosted by legendary entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author, David Meltzer, 2 Minute Drill features entrepreneurs from all walks of life competing each week for more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. Five contestants have two minutes to deliver their most convincing pitch. During Episode 2, Meltzer was joined on the judges panel by notable entrepreneurs: Former NFL Star and CEO of Lights Out Brand - Shawne Merriman Kennected CEO - Devin Johnson CEO and founder of National Business Capital - Joe Camberato “It’s amazing to be recognized by such an esteemed group of successful entrepreneurs,” said Mezrahi. “While our tech driven tools and services are second-to-none in the sports betting market, what really separated Sharp App from the other contestants was our commitment to sustainable profitability through our lean operation and meticulous approach to user acquisition and retention. We’re looking forward to leveraging the prize money into the next great innovation from Sharp App.” In Oct. 2022, Sharp App was announced as part of the HPL Digital Sport and Cardinal Sports Capital Accelerator Program based on the company’s growth, ability to scale and development of new innovative tools. Since 2021, Sharp has held an 80% month-over-month premium subscriber retention rate and provided upgrades and scaled content for its Game Center a centralized hub of news, trends, lines and betting information, and Sharp Academy, a multimedia masterclass that will teach all skill levels different aspects of sports betting, led by sports betting expert John Alessia. For more information please visit: https://sharp.app/ To download the app: App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sharp-app/id1557592668 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sharpapp ABOUT SHARP APP Founded in 2020, by sports betting and fantasy experts and executives from Win Daily and DFS Army, Sharp is a first-of-its-kind sports betting app. Sharp provides an all-in-one platform experience of multimedia content, tools and solutions developed specifically to educate and empower sports bettors to make smarter decisions and manage their actions. Follow Sharp on social media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. ABOUT DAVID MELTZER David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. He is one of the world's top entrepreneurs, investors and business coaches. David has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. David is the Executive Producer of the Apple TV series 2 Minute Drill and Office Hours. He is also the executive producer of Entrepreneur’s #1 digital business show, Elevator Pitch. David is featured in many books, movies, and TV shows such as World’s Greatest Motivators, Think and Grow Rich and Beyond the Secret featured on Netflix. Contact Details Michael Adorno +1 212-931-6143 madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://sharp.app/

November 10, 2022 09:01 AM Eastern Standard Time

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McQueen Kalligan Insurance Services Joins AmeriLife & AIMCOR Group as First Affiliate Under New Joint Venture

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AIMCOR Consolidated LLC (“ICON”), a joint venture between AIMCOR Group, LLC (“AIMCOR”) and AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has acquired brokerage general agency McQueen Kalligan Insurance Services, Inc. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We’re very excited to officially join ICON and formalize our partnership with AmeriLife, which will help accelerate our goal of providing best-in-class insurance solutions to our brokers and their clients,” said Tim McQueen, president and CEO of McQueen Kalligan. “This new platform offers us a wide selection of product, technology, and back office support, and will allow us to grow the business while maintaining the service excellence our brokers and advisors have become accustomed to." Founded in 1982 with offices in California and Oregon, McQueen Kalligan started as a small Transamerica general agency and has since evolved into a multi-carrier brokerage general agency (BGA), offering its affiliated agents and advisors a diverse portfolio of life, long-term care, disability, and annuities products from top carriers. McQueen Kalligan is a founding member of AIMCOR Group, and now – under ICON and as an affiliate of AmeriLife – joins a best-in-class distribution network that will help it further its growth goals and expand its reach. With the closing of this deal, Tim McQueen also becomes a principal in ICON and will continue to oversee his affiliated office locations alongside his existing leadership team. In a joint statement, Mike Vietri, Chief Distribution Officer of AmeriLife, and John C. Ziambras, president and CEO of AIMCOR Group, said: “The addition of McQueen Kalligan to ICON represents the start of a fresh, new approach to insurance distribution. We’re thrilled to welcome Tim and his team, and equally as excited to get to work together to help power the next era of the firm’s growth.” “We’re honored to announce McQueen Kalligan Insurance Services as ICON’s inaugural affiliate. Tim McQueen and his team truly epitomize our collective mission and fully embrace our long-term strategy and value proposition,” added Marc Verbos, president of ICON. “I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Tim and his team for the past eight years, and I know the passion and commitment that they have for supporting their agents and advisors to better protect their clients’ financial futures.” ### About McQueen Kalligan McQueen Kalligan Insurance Services, Inc. is a brokerage general agency (BGA) offering several lines of individual insurance protection. The original agency began in Torrance, Calif., in 1982, and now has locations in San Diego, La Palma, and in Bend, Oregon. McQueen Kalligan’s team members are dedicated to top quality service and problem solving for the financial professionals they work with to provide solutions for business owners, families and estates. For more information, visit MKISInc.com. About ICON ICON (“AIMCOR Consolidated LLC”) is a joint venture between AIMCOR Group, LLC and AmeriLife Group, LLC. By combining the power of a premier national marketing organization (“NMO”) with capital resources, innovative technology, a multi-product platform and a robust suite of centralized shared services, ICON offers brokerage general agencies (BGAs) a different way to stay competitive and evolve their business. ICON helps its partners focus on long-term sustainability by helping reduce risk, gain access to capital, and empower their ability to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of products and services, all while supporting their producers so that they can better scale their business, protect their legacy, and enhance their service offerings. Contact Details AmeriLife Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com ICON Mike English +1 866-428-0180 mike.english@aimcorgroup.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com

November 10, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Thanksgiving Feasts To Go from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. November 10, 2022--( 500NewsWire )-- Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is making Thanksgiving very easy this year with its complete Thanksgiving Feasts available for pre-order through Saturday, November 19. Meals will be scheduled for pick up on November 22 or November 23. Firebirds will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. The award-winning contemporary polished restaurant is offering a choice of a traditional Turkey Feast, Ham Feast, and Turkey Ham Combo, at participating restaurants and while supplies last. The Thanksgiving Feasts are generously portioned and serve up to six people. “While our restaurants will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so our staff can enjoy the holiday with family and friends, Firebirds has prepared a choice of expansive Thanksgiving meals that will make any table a deliciously memorable feast,” says Chef Steve Sturm, senior vice president food and beverage at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. Orders can be easily made at firebirdsrestaurants.com or taken over the phone. Firebirds makes curbside pick-up quick and convenient on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill locations. Delivery is unavailable for this limited time offering. Additional specialty side items are available with the purchase of a Thanksgiving Feast, and cooking instructions are included with each order. In addition, Firebirds is offering a holiday gift card promotion. For every $100 in gift cards purchased in-store or online, guests will receive $20 in “bonus cards.” For more information visit firebirdsrestaurants.com/gift-cards/. This special offer is available now through December 31st and “bonus cards” are valid for redemption from January 1 – February 9, 2023. Thanksgiving Feasts serve up to six people and priced at $159.95 per Feast, and include the following (while supplies last): Turkey Feast • Roasted sliced Turkey & Gravy • Parmesan Mashed Potatoes • Cornbread Dressing • Cranberry Sauce • Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Thyme Butter • Broccoli Cheddar Casserole • Bread and whipped butter • Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding Ham Feast • Brown Sugar Glazed Sliced Ham • Parmesan Mashed Potatoes • Cornbread Dressing • Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Thyme Butter • Broccoli Cheddar Casserole • Bread and whipped butter • Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding Turkey & Ham Combo Feast • 2 Pounds Roasted sliced Turkey and Gravy • 2 pounds Brown Sugar Glazed Sliced Ham • Parmesan Mashed Potatoes • Cornbread Dressing • Cranberry Sauce • Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Thyme Butter • Broccoli Cheddar Casserole • Bread and whipped butter • Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding Add On Side Items (for an additional charge, with the purchase of a Thanksgiving Feast) • Deviled Eggs • Lobster Queso • Family Meal Salads – BLT, Caesar, Mixed Greens • Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding (serves 6) • Family Mac & Cheese • 4 pounds Ham • 4 pounds Turkey • Chicken Tenders tray served with Honey Mustard & Roasted Garlic Ranch • Gallon of Tea, Lemonade, and Arnold Palmer • Baked French Toast with Fresh Berries Mimosa Kits* • Makes 5-6 cocktails • Recipes are provided • Orange juice served with a bottle of Wycliff Root champagne • Must be age 21 or over to pick up • Not available in Alabama, Arizona, Pennsylvania* About Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a polished casual American restaurant and steakhouse, is an energetic twist on the traditional grill featuring a boldly flavored menu in a stylish, fire-centric atmosphere. Signature menu items include hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood filleted in-house and seared over locally sourced hickory, oak, or pecan wood on Firebirds’ exposed wood-fired grill. Complementing its inviting dining room, a patio with seasonal comforts and the award-winning FIREBAR® are additional gathering spaces inside the restaurant. Firebirds has been named one of ten ‘Breakout Brands’ by Nation’s Restaurant News, and the 2022 Diners’ Choice Winner awarded by OpenTable. Firebirds supports sustainability efforts and partners with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and surpassed $3 million raised for childhood cancer research through the sale of fresh-squeezed lemonade. To become a member of Firebirds Inner Circle, order ToGo online or to make a reservation visit firebirdsrestaurants.com Contact: Lesley Gamwell 404-309-6915 lgamwell@rountreegroup.com Contact Details Lesley Gamwell +1 404-309-6915 lgamwell@rountreegroup.com Company Website https://karta.io/

November 10, 2022 08:53 AM Eastern Standard Time

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RIPKEN BASEBALL WINS ECONOMIC IMPACT AWARDS IN MARYLAND AND FLORIDA

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Ripken Baseball®, the leader in youth sports events, announced it has been named 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management. The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen and the Ripken Select Tournament at Publix Sports Park in Panama City Beach, Fla., received the honor from the leading publication in sports tourism. The Ripken Experience ® Aberdeen is where it all started for Ripken Baseball nearly 20 years ago. Following the addition of two new state-of-the-art MLB replica fields in April, the 2022 baseball season in Aberdeen was the biggest in the complex’s history. Ripken Baseball brought over $47 million in economic impact to Maryland’s Harford County during their 2022 season. In partnership with Visit Harford, The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen provided a Big-League experience for over 20,000 participants and welcomed more than 90,000 visitors through 38 tournaments. As part of its continuous growth in youth sports, Ripken Baseball took its Ripken Select Tournaments to Panama City Beach, Fla., from June 5-10, 2022. In partnership with Visit Panama City Beach, Ripken Baseball provided a Big-League experience at the Publix Sports Park for 50 teams and more than 700 participants. The one-week economic impact totaled over $2.7 million. Based on the popularity of the first-time event, the tournament will return to Panama City Beach in June 2023. “This recognition is a credit to our incredible staff and local partners in Aberdeen and Panama City Beach,” said Mike Kenney, Executive Vice President of Ripken Baseball. “From our Ripken Select Tournaments to our Ripken Experiences nationwide, the 2022 season was record-breaking across all our properties. We are looking forward to building on this success in 2023.” Sports Destination Management recognized award winners in a special feature published in the November/December 2022 issue. The entire article with full details on the winners can be found HERE. About Ripken Baseball Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big-League Experiences, while teaching the values of the game, and how to play it the right way – the Ripken Way. Recently expanding the best experience in youth sports to satellite locations through Ripken Select Tournaments, Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), and The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Kentucky). About Sports Destination Management Sports Destination Management is written for the largest audience of sports event managers and tournament directors in the sports tourism market and maintains a focus on the important issues surrounding event location decisions and event management. With content from experts and thought leaders, SDM provides in-depth coverage of sports event planning and execution through incisive and relevant articles as well as insightful, real-world case studies showcasing best practices and successful event production. In addition to the publication, SDM offers extensive digital resources through www.sportsdestinations.com and the e-newsletter SDM Blitz, both providing decision support tools for organizers to ensure successful events at all levels of play. About Due North Media A market leader for more than two decades, Due North Media, a division of Due North Consulting, Inc., is a niche business-to-business publisher providing media services to executives within specialized vertical markets impacting economic development including corporate site selection, business development, market-to-market events and sports tourism via publications, digital media, qualified list marketing and custom publishing. Founded in 2001, Due North Consulting, Inc. has helped niche marketers obtain their goals for a decade and a half. The principals of the company have over 40 years of business-to-business advertising and marketing experience. It has been their mission to serve readers, clients and employees with integrity, humility and a continuing quest for the achievement of excellence. Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://ripkenbaseball.com/

November 10, 2022 08:37 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The NIH Has Given BioRestorative Therapies A Stamp Of Approval

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BioRestorative Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ: BRTX) is working on products that may be solutions to conditions that affect millions of Americans with lower back pain and diabetes. BioRestorative’s novel drug BRTX-100, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enter Phase 2 clinical trials, targets damaged and degenerating discs. The Company is well into its trial, a 99-patient prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled study, the gold standard of its kind. BRTX-100 is an autologous stem cell product that uses the patient’s own stem cells, which are harvested, cultured, combined with their own autologous platelet lysate and then injected directly into the affected disc to initiate the healing and repair process. Previous human investigator-initiated studies using a similar product to BRTX-100 (but arguably less potent) have shown a reduction in pain and increase in function in excess of the stated primary endpoints in BioRestorative’s phase 2 protocol. This fascinating opportunity presents a study that is highly suggestive of the potential outcomes for which they are currently processing. In addition, the treatment is anticipated to be safer, cheaper and more effective with a single treatment. BioRestorative’s other product — ThermoStem — has highly promising results in the treatment of obesity and related diseases. Obesity affects over 40% of Americans, and BioRestorative is developing a novel stem-cell population — brown adipose tissue — that shows signs of regulating metabolic activity and reducing excess fat. BioRestorative Therapies Has Joined The Leagues Of 23andMe, Qualcomm and Naviscan In September 2021, BioRestorative was awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) phase I grant for $256,000. The project seeks to evaluate the therapeutic effects on the company’s hypoxic cultured bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BRTX-100) after encapsulation with a PEG-peptide hydrogel. The work is being done in collaboration with Dr. Lori Setton, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. SBIR is a federal program coordinated by the Small Business Administration that funds research and development. STTR is a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) sister program. The programs are one of the largest sources of funding for early-stage companies. Big-name companies like 23andMe Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ME), Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Naviscan Inc. were awarded SBIR and STTR funding, which helped them become the companies they are today. SBIR and STTR programs are highly competitive programs that foster and encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for product commercialization. Through this highly competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. SBIR and STTR are like gold mines for smaller companies. Borrowing from a bank is often difficult for new, innovative businesses because they lack collateral and revenue to help secure loans. While venture capital often fills the gap, it’s not always available and companies can lose autonomy if a venture capital firm wants to have a heavier hand in decisions. With the SBIR and STTR programs, funding is stable and predictable as it is an award, not a loan. Small businesses retain intellectual property rights. Additionally, the National Institute of Health (NIH), which oversees the programs, provides recognition, validation and visibility to early-stage companies that they might not otherwise have with either a loan from a bank or venture capital. Receiving an SBIR and STTR award can also help attract more funding because of the prestige associated with the programs. SBIR and STTR programs have supported the development of 99 drugs from 1996-2020. Of these drugs, 16% of all treatments made a “significant” advance over available medicines. Companies that receive SBIR and STTR awards are put on the map and can credibly say they were backed by the NIH. With the recent grants BioRestorative Therapies has received, the NIH has given the company a stamp of approval. To learn more about BioRestorative Therapies, visit its website. BioRestorative Therapies was founded by scientists and researchers committed to developing stem cell therapies to address unmet needs in patients with highly prevalent conditions.Our advances in stem cell biology and delivery protocols harbor great promise in conditioning our bodies’ own regenerative potential to treat major diseases more effectively than current interventions.Today, BioRestorative is actively developing programs that aim to dramatically increase quality of care for both (i) chronic back pain caused by disc degeneration, as well as (ii) metabolic disorders including obesity and diabetes. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Investor Relations ir@biorestorative.com Company Website https://www.biorestorative.com/

November 10, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Airly secures new $5.5M funding round to fight air pollution and save lives

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Air pollution is the most-pressing environmental health crisis of our time with approximately nine in 10 people around the world breathing unclean air. Helping to spotlight this existential threat, cleantech startup Airly is today announcing a $5.5M series A funding round as it targets cleaning the air by understanding the exact sources based on sensor data and comprehensive actionable insights. The funding round was led by firstminute capital and Pi Labs with participation from existing investors including. Sir Richard Branson Family Office, AENU, Untitled and new investors including Slack co-founder Cal Henderson, Snowflake co-founder Marcin Zukowski as well as institutional investors Semapa Next and TO Ventures. With this funding round, Airly has raised $8.8M from investors since March 2021, as it now scales to realize the potential of its complete air quality monitoring platform and supporting local governments determined to fight for clean air with an end-to-end solution. The Airly platform provides solutions for air quality monitoring to local governments, companies and local communities in over 40 countries. They use sensors to observe data and now Airly will be able to provide a complete dashboard enabling users to go one step further. They will be able to monitor the data and obtain actionable insights that will translate into effective actions to improve air quality and understand their impact on health and well-being. The dashboard will offer multiple features including a report generator, insights, impact tracker and the city ranking. Wiktor Warchałowski, CEO and co-founder of Airly commented: “With the funding round we are going deeper with our users. Monitoring with our sensors has helped bring the issue to the surface and now with our dashboard offering actionable insights and nudges, we believe this will be the catalyst that helps move measures and policies into place to repair the air we breathe.” Recently, Airly launched the largest air quality monitoring network in a European city by installing 165 sensors in Warsaw. Similarly large networks have also been launched in the UK (Birmingham and the London boroughs of Lambeth, Haringey and soon Southwark) and Indonesia (Jakarta). Airly has also strategic partnerships with the likes of JCDecaux, NHS, NILU (Norwegian Institute for Air Research) and is a key partner in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funded DivAirCity project. Airly impact studies have proven that cities with a dense network of air quality sensors are achieving faster reduction in air pollution. Since 2019, four cities from the C40 group (a global network of cities taking urgent action to confront the climate crisis) with dense monitoring networks (Jakarta, Lisbon, London and Warsaw) have improved their overall air quality by 16% (compared to 5% improvement made by cities without dense networks). “ Trailblazers in London are showing how real-time local air quality data is the catalyst for taking action to make our urban spaces healthier and more sustainable. I expect many cities and local authorities to follow their leadership, starting with more precise and local data. Airly is at the forefront of building this data infrastructure and our fight against air pollution, and we’re very proud to continue our support by co-leading their Series A” - says Brent Hoberman, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Forum and firstminute capital. More than 10 million people die each year from air pollution. Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of stroke, dementia, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases, with children particularly vulnerable. Last year, the World Health Organization tightened up on safe levels of air pollutants. Airly is the first platform worldwide to include the new index in its analytical tools and free-to-use community tools (incl. mobile app and web application). Stefania Ponzo, Partner at Pi Labs, commented: “ The ways in which towns and cities contribute to our health and wellbeing will shape how we live for years to come – and air quality plays a huge part in that. We believe Airly’s solution will become an essential tool in cities around the world, helping to improve liveability standards, reduce emissions, and ultimately, getting us closer to sustainability and wellness goals. We are excited at the prospect of partnering with a team that can truly go global with its impact.” About Airly Airly offers a comprehensive SaaS solution for air quality monitoring and control. It is possible by a proprietary low-cost distributed sensor network delivering hyper-local real-time air quality data. Airly provides governments, enterprises and communities decision-ready data on air quality. Airly enables organisations to monitor air quality, analyse trends and sources, develop targeted initiatives to combat pollution, and track improvements. Thanks to that, they’re supporting organisations in their journey to eliminate pollution, improve air quality and protect public health. Airly recently won a number of landmark public tenders such as London’s Borough Lambeth, Birmingham and one of Europe’s largest contracts with the City of Warsaw. Airly can build on a significant and ever growing customer base comprising over 600 local authorities. The company also cooperates with global brands such as JC Decaux, Bolt, E-on, Philips, Skanska and Veolia. For more information visit www.airly.org Contact Details Airly Marcin Gnat +48 507 416 727 m.gnat@airly.org Company Website https://airly.org/en/

November 10, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Travis Kelce Launches Health and Wellness Endowment as Gift to UC Student-Athletes

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Kansas City Chief and former Cincinnati Bearcat, Travis Kelce has announced that his Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation will make a substantial contribution to the university’s athletic department of sports psychology and counseling aiding all 450 student-athletes. Kelce’s endowment to his alma mater’s health and wellness division will directly impact the university’s athletic bureau and further expand the staff and personnel of the Director of Sports Psychology, Lenecia Nickell. The grant ensures that all student-athletes of the university will have permanent access to facilities that provide care and services needed to be mentally and physically strong, confident, and resilient. Kelce is a dedicated philanthropist who is passionate about helping the lives of youth who are facing adversity. He founded Eighty-Seven & Running in 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization aims to help underserved youth strive to become produ3ctive citizens by creating motivating mentor programs that aid in exploring and developing their abilities while learning critical life skills. “During my time at UC I developed a solid infrastructure of people around to help me navigate through daily life as a student-athlete. The transition from high school to college was a difficult one; it was an emotional rollercoaster at times dealing with my academic responsibilities and holding my own on the field. There was little to no room for error in the classroom and on the field. Being able to have that support system in place is part of the reason why I decided to start this Endowment and give back to my alma mater and its athletic department. I’m at a place in my career where I’m able to share my experiences and lend resources to provide the university’s student-athletes with the assistance they need to become the best versions of themselves they can be” says Travis Kelce, Tight End of the Kansas City Chiefs and Former Cincinnati Bearcat. “Nurturing mental and physical health is crucial in developing successful futures for student athletes. The University has constructed an incredible foundation to aid the physical needs of student-athletes, which is just as important as supporting their mental health as both are vital in optimizing wellbeing and excellence with performance in the classroom, on the field, and their life beyond sports.” Says André Eanes, Travis’ business Manager, and former Cincinnati Bearcat. “We are honored to have Travis Kelce launch this transformational endowment for our studentathletes,” UC Director of Athletics John Cunningham said. “This is a really special gift from Travis because it comes from a former student-athlete for current and future student-athletes, but also because it will impact student-athletes for years to come. “Travis is a tremendous ambassador for the University of Cincinnati, and we are grateful for his continued support for our athletes and our athletic department. Mental health is a crucial component of college athletics. Travis’ gift will ensure that Cincinnati remains on the forefront of support for all UC athletes.” UC Foundation President Peter Landgren said. Those interested in donating to the Eighty-Seven & Running Endowment can learn more here. https://87running.org/donate-2/ About Eighty-Seven & Running Eighty-Seven & Running helps underserved youth strive to become productive citizens by mentoring and motivating them to explore and develop their abilities while learning critical life skills. Founded in 2015, we have remained dedicated to providing resources and enrichment opportunities for youth and their communities through fundraising, athletic programs, mentoring, and outreach initiatives. Our mission is to empower disadvantaged youth to achieve success by providing resources and support to their communities and cultivating their talent in the areas of education, business, athletics, STEM, and the arts. We seek to change the outcomes of underserved youth in communities across the U.S. by creating access to opportunities, enrichment, and advancement. Contact Details Pia Malihi pia@fullscopepr.com

November 10, 2022 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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