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DeFi Needs To Radically Change, And This Project Could Lead The Way

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Web3 has grown massively since the creation of Bitcoin (BTC) in 2009, and despite its volatile market activity, many suggest that Bitcoin opened the gates to a new financial future. Since then, the spectrum has broadened greatly - notably with the launch of Ethereum in 2015. Among the most unexpected developments on the general-purpose smart contract platform was the emergence of the Decentralized Finance industry. What Is DeFi And How Does It Work? DeFi (decentralized finance) was one of the fastest-growing segments of the crypto industry over 2020 and 2021. Powered by the same public distributed ledgers used by cryptocurrencies, the underlying tech behind DeFi allows it to operate without a centralized intermediary such as a bank. In its early infancy, the total value locked (TVL) in all DeFi protocols rose from $601 million in January 2020 to about $20 billion by the same time the next year. 2021 saw its TVL rise exponentially to $256 billion by year-end. The term DeFi is broadly used to describe financial products and services within this decentralized system, such as trading, borrowing, and lending, that are delivered autonomously. DeFi has since grown to become one of the most important sectors of the crypto economy; and just as crypto itself disrupted the concept of currencies, decentralized finance is poised to disrupt finance itself from its traditional ways of operating through banks, other financial institutions, and stock markets. Slowed by Complexity And Beset By Hacks, DeFi Is In Need Of A Paradigm Shift The DeFi ecosystem has hundreds of decentralized applications and smart contracts, developed on programmable blockchains such as Ethereum. Apart from being transparent and efficient, one of the greatest potential superpowers of DeFi is atomic composability, meaning that products and services can easily be connected to interact with each other to build more advanced and complex financial offerings. In recent years, DeFi protocols have been subject to multiple hacks, where vulnerabilities and complexities of smart contracts or other aspects of the DeFi service have been exploited by hackers for financial gain. In 2021, cyber attacks launched on DeFi caused $1.8 billion in losses, and as of the half year 2022, DeFi attacks accounted for a whopping 79% of the $2 billion lost in crypto attacks overall. Smart contracts conceptualized on Ethereum, as well as other platforms, have mostly focused on improving scalability with some success, but have failed to deliver what developers need to take DeFi mainstream and generate true mass adoption. Radix To The Rescue? This is where Radix comes in. Radix is a purpose-built decentralized smart contract platform made for DeFi, that aims to support the $400 trillion financial system through its innovative and transformative distributed ledger technology. Radix has developed a solution to effectively address the vulnerabilities in DeFi, with its core developers having worked on the project for nine years - assessing and improving concepts to resolve the current issues faced by DeFi. The minds and community behind Radix believe the tools that exist in the space today are inadequate, and it could take developers years to become competent enough to develop applications using these tools and validate & test them to build a genuinely secure, scalable & usable DeFi ecosystem. On December 8, Radix will unveil how DeFi will become mainstream at RadFi 2022, a free virtual event. Head here to learn more & sign up to the event. With billions of dollars worth of hacks still occurring annually in the crypto space, the team behind Radix believes that innovative new tools are needed for DeFi to deliver its promise of a radically better financial system. They suggest there are four things absolutely required of the DeFi development paradigm before a future world of global-scale DeFi is possible. At the core, the way developers build smart contracts needs to be easy, safe, reusable, and composable. Composability is the ability of financial products and services being offered through dApps (decentralized apps) to combine freely and instantly. One of the issues currently being faced by developers, while building dApps on other platforms, is that - as more and more dApps are composed together, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to create applications that are secure. The team behind Radix believes the development has the answer to the issues currently faced by DeFi, and says that smart contracts and how they execute need to be thought through from scratch to be able to support the needs of DeFi. Which leads us to the Radix Engine and the Scrypto programming language. Traditional DeFi built on Ethereum and current platforms are built using a “message-oriented approach" that works with digital tokens. To create a token on Ethereum for example, developers deploy a contract called ERC-20, which creates and maintains an internal list of balances for account addresses, which define who "owns" each token. In other words, users don't actually hold or directly control their tokens. They're completely reliant on the smart contract and its ability to maintain its list of balances correctly. This message-oriented approach is complex and insecure, requiring a convoluted transaction process that's entirely reliant on the function of smart contracts, and attackers invariably exploit these complexities and bugs in smart contracts to hack them. Radix is building “the future of DeFi” on an asset-oriented approach where users will actually hold their tokens within their own smart contract account on ledger. With asset-oriented DeFi, users would no longer need the approval of other smart contracts to spend their own tokens. The user can also define exactly how many tokens they intend to pass or receive back from smart contracts. In practice, this would be a revolutionary approach to DeFi that's not just safer but easier to work with, too. It is an approach where developers can create dApps with exactly the same kind of functionality as Ethereum, only through a much simpler and more secure process. Not only that, but applications which are impractical to build on Ethereum or other platforms are practical on Radix. This is because developers won’t be required to carefully craft a complex tangle of counter-intuitive code to get the functionality they want. Scrypto: A New Language To Leap-Frog DeFi’s Potentiality To make the advantages of an asset-oriented paradigm real and usable for developers, a suitable programming language would be needed that enables the Radix Engine’s unique features while maintaining a much-improved development experience with expressive logic. Radix’s custom-built development language Scrypto is said to do precisely this. Scrypto is based on Rust – and keeps most of Rust’s features – but adds a range of specific functions and syntax. Scrypto’s asset-oriented features, and the lifecycle of a “component” (a Scrypto smart contract), should naturally allow developers to focus on their own business logic and lean on the Radix Engine for intuitive, safe handling of assets. The team behind Radix believes that building DeFi in Scrypto provides the much sought-after ease, safety, reusability, and composability that DeFi needs to fulfill its world-changing potential. By making dApps simpler and easier to build while simultaneously scaling back the possibility of smart contract hacks, the team building Radix believes its version of asset-oriented DeFi can serve as the foundation of a platform that's able to scale globally, to support potentially billions of users - and make possible the robust dApps that are needed to revolutionize and remake global finance for the better. Interested to hear more? On December 8, Radix will unveil how DeFi will become mainstream at RadFi 2022, a free virtual event. Head here to learn more & sign up for the event. To learn more about Radix, visit the website. DeFi needs to be better - and it’s about to get radically better with Radix. Get your free ticket to join RadFi2022 on December 8 and learn what the future holds for decentralized finance. Find out how. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Amy Wilkinson amy.wilkinson@rdx.works

November 17, 2022 12:20 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Minuteman Press Franchisees Dawn and Dean Seifert Celebrate 15 Years in Youngstown, Ohio

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Dawn and Dean Seifert, owners of two Minuteman Press franchises in Youngstown and Warren, Ohio, are celebrating 15 years in business for their Youngstown location, which opened in May 2007. Minuteman Press in Youngstown is located at 3200 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44505. In January 2020, Dawn and Dean purchased Minuteman Press in Warren located at 2460 Elm Road NE, Unit 500, Warren, OH 44483. Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Dean grew up in a family-owned print shop while Dawn worked in banking. They decided to own a business “to set our own destiny,” says Dawn. When asked about their success and longevity over the past 15 years, Dean says, “There are 4 keys to our business: Being able to have two of our four children work with us in the family business. Our customer service – we never tell a client that something can’t be done. We update our equipment when needed to make sure we operate efficiently. Following the Minuteman Press franchise system and marketing to our clients and community.” Dawn adds the following insights on how they have successfully marketed the business. She says, “There are 4 primary ways we have grown our business: Getting involved in the community and sponsoring various local events. Visiting our clients on a regular basis. Providing customers with our branded promotional items. Utilizing email marketing campaigns.” For Dawn and Dean, their high-demand products from clients include “custom printed brochures, branded promotional products, and full-scale direct mail marketing campaigns that include graphic design, printing, and mailing.” Dean says, “People still like to have something to hold onto and printing is the perfect way to put your brand in their hands and make a lasting impression.” Today, the local business community is looking bright. Dean shares, “We are excited to be part of a community along Liberty’s Belmont Avenue Business Corridor, which is the Mahoning Valley’s home base for many family-owned businesses. We are local businesses supporting each other and our customers. One of the biggest rewards of owning this business is building real relationships with our clients and having them become part of our family.” As part of the Minuteman Press franchise system for 15 years, Dawn and Dean share their three key benefits of franchising: “The corporate and local regional offices are always just a phone call away. The training was perfect for us and laid the foundation for how we operate our business. The Minuteman Press FLEX software helps us manage our business – it is easy to learn and operate/maintain.” As for what advice they would give to other businesses owners right now, Dean says, “Don’t try to do everything yourself. Also, treat your employees right and share your growth with them.” For more information about Minuteman Press in Youngstown, Ohio, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/youngstown/ For more information about Minuteman Press in Warren, Ohio, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/warren/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and to see Minuteman Press franchise reviews, visit https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

November 17, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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This Kevin Hart-Endorsed Electric Toothbrush Could Be The Perfect Gift For The Holidays

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Apart from merrymaking, the holiday season is about giving. People shop and buy gifts for their loved ones — family, friends or colleagues. From exciting deals on apparel, TVs and video games to edibles like candies and chocolates, there is an endless list of gift options during the yuletide. With such an impressive and wide array of products offered during holiday shopping, especially on Black Friday, choosing the perfect gift for a loved one can sometimes be challenging. No one wants their gift to be returned. A Perfect Gift? Finding the perfect gift is challenging, but one present that could leave a permanent smile on the recipient is an electric toothbrush. Why an electric toothbrush? For starters, good oral health translates to good health overall, and electric toothbrushes are known to provide superior plaque removal to regular manual toothbrushes. But you wouldn’t just get any electric toothbrush. A good electric toothbrush like one from Brüush Oral Care Inc. (NASDAQ: BRSH) might be a perfect gift for the holiday season. Unlike other electric toothbrushes on the market, Brüush says its top-of-the-line technology blows the competition out of the park. Brüush reports its technology delivers 42,000 brushstrokes per minute, eradicating plaque by 20% more than manual toothbrushes. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Brüush is a leading modern electric toothbrush brand looking to disrupt the oral care market. It delivers on its promises, giving people their healthiest, cleanest teeth. Black Friday SaleThe company has launched its Black Friday sale. They are offering a sitewide discount code for 25% Off: CYBER25. To check out this deal visit https://bruush.com.90% Five-Star Review Rating With Less Than 1% Return Rate? From the more than 90% five-star review rating with less than 1% return rate, Brüush could be a perfect gift choice this holiday season and a personal favorite of many. And the reviews are endless. "Never Using a Different Brush! This is the greatest toothbrush I've ever used and I have tried Sonicare, Quip, and other electric brushes… I gave my boyfriend a Brüush for Christmas and he also loves it, these are great gifts to give someone!" a reviewer said. Another user, who seems to be attesting to the functionality of the Brüush, also said, "Unbeatable value and power. The power and battery life is a game changer! Gentle enough on sensitive gums and teeth but strong enough to make you FEEL the deep clean." "Using the Brüush has made my teeth feel cleaner than any toothbrush I've ever used! Brüush is like Michael Jordan and my old toothbrush is like Isaiah Thomas," a user controversially said. The reviews show that people are turning to more convenient and efficient ways of keeping up a healthy lifestyle. The convenience means Brüush does all the hard work, like keeping the gums, tongue and teeth cleaner and healthier. Brüush believes that it disrupting the global oral care market, which was valued at $33.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% from 2022 to 2030. The global electric toothbrush market is projected to grow from $3.05 billion in 2021 to $3.99 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 3.9%. Companies like Brüush, Koninklijke Philips NV (AMS: PHIA) and Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) are expected to play a vital role in the sector’s growth. For customers who may pick up a Brüush for personal use or as a gift this holiday season, the company says its brush features six cleaning modes and extra-soft bristles, a superior option to what the competition may offer. Brüush reports that its brand story is best told through smiles, and comedian and actor Kevin Hart knows how to make people smile. After trying the company’s toothbrush himself — and loving it — an authentic partnership was formed in 2020. As a strategic investor and partner, Kevin is on board with Brüush’s mission to elevate self-confidence through cleaner, whiter teeth — making people laugh along the way. Besides providing what the company reports as a top-of-line device, Brüush also offers a subscription plan, making them a go-to for many users. Every six months, Brüush ships three new brush heads for $18 with free shipping. Learn more about Brüush by downloading the latest research report here Featured photo by bruush.com About Bruush Oral Care Inc. Bruush Oral Care Inc. is on a mission to inspire confidence through brighter smiles and better oral health. Founded in 2018, Brüush is an oral care company that is disrupting the space by reducing the barriers between consumers and access to premium oral care products. The Company is an e-commerce business with a product portfolio that currently consists of a sonic-powered electric toothbrush kit and brush head refills. Brüush has developed a product to make upgrading to an electric brush appealing with three core priorities in mind: (i) a high-quality electric toothbrush at a more affordable price than a comparable electric toothbrush from the competition; (ii) a sleek, countertop-friendly design; and (iii) a convenient brush head refill subscription program that eliminates the frustrating experience of purchasing replacement brush heads at the grocery/drug store. The Company is rooted in building a brand that creates relevant experiences and content, with the goal of becoming the go-to oral care brand for millennials and Generation Z.For more information on Bruush Oral Care Inc visit https://bruush.com. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details TraDigital IR - Colette Eymontt colette@tradigitalir.com Company Website http://www.tradigitalir.com

November 17, 2022 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Health Insurance Store Joins AmeriLife’s Insurance Services LLC Partners

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Insurance Services LLC, a national distributor of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement solutions and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has partnered with The Health Insurance Store. Led by Owner and President Aaron Zolbrod, The Health Insurance Store is an independent insurance agency specializing in Medicare solutions as well as group, family and individual health insurance plans. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Today’s announcement marks an exciting milestone for The Health Insurance Store and our team of passionate, dedicated insurance specialists,” said Zolbrod. “We’re excited to continue our journey with Insurance Services LLC as part of AmeriLife, and look forward to the many possibilities that lie ahead for us and our clients." Founded in 2008 and headquartered outside of Pittsburgh in Connellsville, Penn., The Health Insurance Store has helped more than 10,000 active clients across western Pennsylvania not only better understand their health insurance needs but deliver them the best, most cost-effective coverage. The firm is a long-standing partner of Insurance Services LLC. Now, coupled with access to AmeriLife’s best-in-class technology, resources and distribution platform along with Insurance Service LLC’s continued support, The Health Insurance Store is poised to accelerate its growth across the region. "Aaron has been our partner for more than a decade. He runs a remarkable shop with an exceptionally dedicated client base,” said Larry Mikolajcik, CEO of Insurance Services LLC. “I’m excited to have them alongside us in our partnership with AmeriLife and look forward to supporting their growth for years to come.” “We’re thrilled to have The Health Insurance Store join AmeriLife’s family of companies,” added Mike Vietri, AmeriLife’s Chief Distribution Officer. “With energetic leadership at the helm and a strong team of tenured, performative agents, The Health Insurance Store is poised for continued success. We look forward to helping them along their journey.” ### About The Health Insurance Store The Health Insurance Store, headquartered in Connellsville, Penn., is an independent insurance agency specializing in Medicare solutions and individual, family and group health insurance plans. Founded in 2008 with offices in Pennsylvania and New Mexico, the agency is known as the “Home of the Medicare Specialists,” and has provided guidance and support to more than 10,000 clients to help them save money and better understand their health care. For more information on The Health Insurance Store, visit GetYourBestPlan.com. About Insurance Services LLC Founded in 1980, Insurance Services LLC is a family-owned and operated insurance marketing organization that primarily distributes Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products. The firm, which is headquartered in Greensburg, Penn., has more than 300 licensed agents that deliver “satisfaction through service” to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries nationwide. For more information, visit MyInsuranceTeam.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

November 17, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Beer Lovers Holiday Guide

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/in1BavIM62o With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us are already in planning mode. Need some ideas for elevating your holiday entertaining and gifting? Recently, Sam Calagione, craft beer visionary and Dogfish Head founder, completed a satellite media tour to help fill your bar cart with innovative flavors that suit the season. He shared everything viewers and listeners need to enjoy an “off-centered” holiday – from elevating your cocktail game to beer and cheese pairing ideas, to unique gifts for the beer lovers on your list. As one of the first modern breweries to use exotic culinary ingredients and flavors, Dogfish Head has successfully brewed with just about everything – lobster, raisins, oat milk, black limes, scrapple, syrup, bone broth, and even snails. Here are some of Sam’s favorite beer products for this holiday season: Canned Cocktails: Launched in 2021, Dogfish Head used its 20+ years of distilling experience to create a line of delicious, spirits-based, ready to drink canned cocktails - scratch-made with two full-proof shots of Dogfish Head Distilling Co. spirits in each can and featuring real culinary ingredients. Bright and citrusy Blood Orange & Mango Vodka Crush and Lemon & Lime Gin Crush Light, refreshing and berry-delicious Strawberry & Honeyberry Vodka Lemonade and Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda. The Bar Cart Variety Pack offers all the flavors in one place for your holiday hosting needs or if you can’t decide on just one. Dogfish Head x Cabot Creamery Collaboration: Many folks think of pairing cheese with wine, but beer and cheese pairings can be just as complex and delicious and is a great, new way to wow guests at holiday gatherings or parties. In August, Dogfish Head announced their collaboration with Cabot Creamery to brew The Perfect Pairing, a hazy pale ale scientifically engineered to be ‘the perfect pairing’ for sharp cheddar cheese, specifically Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese. Clocking in at 5.5% ABV, The Perfect Pairing is unfiltered and hop-forward with juicy, citrusy notes of grapefruit and pineapple. It can be found in Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Party Pack, which includes three other popular beers and a QR code that gives you the perfect cheese pairings for each beer - a complete holiday party spread in one package. Wake Up World Wide Stout: In September, Dogfish Head launched a new, breakfast-themed iteration of the brewery’s fan-favorite World Wide Stout, lovingly dubbed Wake Up World Wide Stout. Robust, sweet and warming, Wake Up World Wide Stout is a jet-black beer with deliciously balanced notes of espresso, sweet maple, roasted cacao and smoked honey for an “out-of-this-world” flavor profile. Clocking in at 15-17% ABV, it is brewed with regeneratively grown malts from Epiphany Malting, organic maple syrup from New Leaf Tree Syrups, oat milk from Elmhurst and organic coffee beans from Rise Up Coffee Roasters. As of mid-September, Wake Up World Wide Stout is available for purchase coast-to-coast in 4pk/12oz bottles, where legal. Crimson Cru: Just launched in October, Crimson Cru is the culmination of more than 225 years of collective brewing experience, thanks to a special and unique collaboration with Belgium’s Browerji Rodenbach. As part of Dogfish Head’s 2022 Off-Centered Art Series, this brew makes for a great holiday gift (no wrapping needed!) as it features bold packaging design and artwork from both breweries’ logos. Deep copper in color, Crimson Cru begins with Rodenbach’s world-renowned Grand Cru, a Flemish red-brown ale aged in oak casks, that made the overseas trek from Belgium to Delaware via tanker ship. After its cross-Atlantic journey, Rodenbach’s Grand Cru was artfully blended with an off-centered, 7.1% abv red ale infused with sumac and sweet orange peel that was then dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops. The resulting beer is full-bodied and slightly warming with aromas of candied citrus, cherry, caramel and toffee, complemented by malty flavors of stewed fruits, plum, cherry, dried citrus and toffee. To find out more about these products and learn more about Dogfish Head, go to Dogfish.com About Sam Calagione: Sam Calagione has been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients since 1995, when Dogfish Head first opened as the smallest craft brewery in America. Today, Dogfish has grown into a 400+ person company and is one of the most recognized breweries in the country. Dogfish Head is based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a harbor-front beer-themed motel and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a Tasting Room & Kitchen. Dogfish currently sells beer across the US and Dogfish Head Distilling Co. spirits in the mid-Atlantic region. In July 2019, Dogfish Head proudly merged with the Boston Beer Company. Sam’s innovative style and collaborative spirit has earned him a reputation as one of the industry’s most adventurous entrepreneurs and brewers. Sam has authored four books and was named the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional in 2017. Sam, his wife and co-founder Mariah and their family reside in coastal Delaware Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 17, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill Braces for Record-Breaking Thanksgiving Weekend

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill, the iconic pizza chain, is preparing its restaurants for a major volume weekend around the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Many current social and economic factors are playing into the company’s optimistic outlook. For starters, Thanksgiving weekend historically lends itself to increased pizza take-out demand due to the focus on the celebratory and family-focused weekend of food. “While people are preparing and cooking for a family feast on Thanksgiving, they typically do not want to nor have time to prepare for other meals during the holiday weekend. Pizza is a perfect sharable food that plays into family and friends getting together”, stated Erik Frederick, CEO of Uno Pizzeria and Grill. “On the topic of family and friends getting together, Friendsgiving has become a bigger and bigger occasion over the last decade”, continued Frederick. The concept of Friendsgiving is friends getting together because they have returned home or they have extra free time around the holiday. These get-togethers usually revolve around food and typically involve a “pot luck” meal where each person brings their own dish to contribute. Again, the sharable nature and universal appeal of pizza make it a perfect food to bring to such a gathering. It has become a staple of Friendsgiving celebrations over the last couple of years. This year will be no different. But the biggest factor for the increased popularity of pizza is quite simply the economic environment in 2023. The inherent value of pizza makes it an attractive offering considering the economic conditions in the country this year. Prices of turkey and other Thanksgiving staples are soaring and availability is an added issue. Multiple trade magazines are reporting that many consumers, especially younger ones, are more value-conscious than ever. Bloomberg News states in its recent article titled “Inflation is Making Pizza More Appealing this Thanksgiving”, that in a recent survey “one in five Americans doubted whether they would have enough money to cover the cost of Thanksgiving this year” and that younger consumers would be “opting for meals of soup, salad and pizza”. Frederick added, “First of all, you know who loves pizza – everyone. So you can please everybody by ordering pizza. Secondly, as prices soar on all consumer goods, pizza remains a tremendous value to feed multiple people at a lower cost. We will be ready to feed the masses this coming Thanksgiving weekend whether it is with our legendary pizza, tasty wings and appetizers or other great menu items”. Who knows, maybe next year Uno Pizzeria and Grill will unveil the Thanksgiving dinner pizza with all the fixins’!! About UNO Pizzeria & Grill Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes approximately 80 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 18 states, and the District of Columbia, India, and Saudi Arabia. UNO is all about connecting people over pizza – from its famous Chicago Deep Dish, which UNO invented in 1943, to its Chicago Thin Crust, to its gluten-free and vegan pizzas. The Company also operates Uno Foods, a consumer packaged-foods business which supplies supermarkets, airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, and schools, with both frozen and refrigerated UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com. Contact Details Chris Dellamarggio +1 339-613-7641 cdellamarggio@unos.com Company Website https://www.unos.com/

November 16, 2022 11:16 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How To Win At Holiday Hosting: Everything You Need to Know When Hosting Family & Friends

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/DmvrRaRjo4E November officially ushers in the holiday season, bringing with it the hustle and bustle we’ve been missing the past couple of years. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Mia Syn says there are a few easy ways to win at hosting while setting the scene for all the fun, food, and festivities. PLAN THE MENU AHEAD OF TIME: This holiday season is expected to be as “back to normal” as possible after more than two years of restrictions. For those taking on the role of hosting, Syn admits it could be a little nerve-racking, “That’s why I recommend planning the menu ahead of time, including main dishes, drinks, desserts, and the overall presentation.” The Registered Dietician Nutritionist suggests kicking things off with an overflowing charcuterie board filled with a mixture of colors, textures, and flavors, including a variety of cheeses, meats, and lots of veggies. Syn says to make sure to include almonds, adding, “Look for flavors that will surprise your guests, but also help add a seasonal taste.” This year, Blue Diamond Almonds released its first-ever limited-time offer holiday flavored almonds. “They’re perfect for a seasonal charcuterie board or sharing as a gift or stocking stuffer. Your family will love the Blue Diamond Snickerdoodle Flavored Almonds. They have the delicious taste of a seasonal cinnamon sugar cookie… so good! And one of my favorites is the Peppermint Cocoa Flavored Almonds with a delicious chocolatey flavor and hint of peppermint.” These products are available at grocery stores nationwide and Amazon.com. Consumers can also use Blue Diamond’s product locator tool to find a nearby store. https://www.bluediamond.com/naughty-and-nice Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueDiamondAlmonds/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/BlueDiamond Twitter: www.twitter.com/BlueDiamond DESSERTS WITH ADDED BENEFITS: A menu would not be complete without dessert. It may be a surprise, but Syn is a self-proclaimed “desserts girl,” saying, “I’m always about the desserts and this year I have a couple originals that are on the healthy side and taste fantastic!” She recommends a classic with a twist, blondies. “Believe it or not, my version is made with beans,” says Syn. The registered dietician nutritionist admits it may seem odd at first, but, “When cooked and rinsed well, beans can add moisture and fudginess to baked goods like brownies and blondies while cutting back on the amount of fat and flour needed. Not only that, but beans add nutrients such as plant protein, B vitamins, and fiber, making this a dessert with benefits.” Another option are Syn’s banana-sweetened chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. They’re made with a ripe banana mash, creamy peanut butter, quick oats, pure vanilla and dark chocolate chips. “There is also another surprise, these treats are made without flour, eggs, or added sugar,” says Syn. STOP DOING DISHES: Syn admits the menu building and preparation could be fun, but the cleanup is often taxing and takes up a lot of time. That’s why she suggests eliminating the time suckers, which includes washing dishes and loading the dishwasher. “We all know it takes time away from what’s really important. This time of year is so busy and should be spent on special traditions, making new memories, and being with the ones you love.” The Chinet® brand is focused on making cleanup easier so families can spend more time together. She says these products are made for exactly what’s on your menu, like a traditional honey-glazed turkey, or an old-fashioned ham with brown sugar and mustard glaze. For a more upscale affair, Syn suggests using the Chinet Crystal® products, which add a fancy touch to meals, perfect for a beef tenderloin, seared duck, or lamb with garlic and rosemary,” adding, “The crystal cups are great for that pre-dinner toast!” Most importantly, when partygoers are done eating dinner or dessert, Syn says, “Just toss the dishes and have all that extra time for family fun.” For more information, visit mychinet.com. Facebook: Facebook.com/mychinet Instagram: Instagram.com/mychinet Twitter: Twitter.com/mychinet Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 16, 2022 10:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Arey Closes Oversubscribed $4.15 Million Seed Fund Round

Arey

Arey, an e-commerce business poised to disrupt the hair care industry, is pleased to announce that it has closed an oversubscribed $4.15 million Series Seed financing round, far exceeding its original $2 million target. Female Founders Fund and Greycroft acted as the lead investors. Funds generated through this round of investment are expected to be focused on R&D and distribution expansion. Arey is one of the first functional beauty brands that targets aging hair with a proactive and science-driven approach, with a specific focus on grey hair. Scientists have identified that genetics only account for approximately 30% of grey hair. Grey hair can be a message from the body about what may be lacking. Vitamin deficiencies due to diet and lifestyle choices associated with oxidative stress, and even chemicals in the dyes used to cover grey hair can be contributors. Arey was co-founded by CEO Allison Conrad, a leading entrepreneur who ideated the company based on her own hair journey and Jay Small, a former Paul Mitchell protege and top professional celebrity hair stylist aligned with educating clients on hair color loss. Along with their team of medical advisors including internal medicine MDs, dietitians and chemical engineers, the brand offers a range of products, including The System which incorporates an inside-out and outside-in approach with a supplement + hair serum, The Duo of shampoo + conditioner that work together to restore hair health including reducing the likelihood of increased grey hair growth as well as thicker, fuller and more vibrant hair. Arey gets to the root of the problem with a proactive hair care system that can be implemented at the first signs of grey by preserving and even restoring pigment. Tapping into a clear demand, the brand has experienced 1100% YOY growth since its 2021 inception. Products are available via one-time purchase or subscription basis. With the latter, Arey saw 975% subscription growth in the last year, making up over 70% of their revenue. Conrad states, “we are not anti-grey, but rather want to provide both men and women an alternative to the current reactive option of hair dye. We are the wrinkle cream of hair care targeting those looking to prevent aging hair and customers who are in the early stages of greying hair.” Speaking to those who have already turned grey Small adds, “Nearly 85% of women have colored their hair, 78% of which is at home. For years, the response to grey hair has been to cover it. Unfortunately, once this cycle begins, it's likely that each time you apply hair color chemicals to your scalp, healthy production of hair is stifled,” he explains. “The average person covering grey will have to maintain color every 4 weeks, and will likely overuse hair color on areas of the hair that do not need coverage. This frequency and overexposure are a high payload of oxidative stress and could be contributing to an increase in gray hair with every application.” Arey has proven successful in decreasing this need, thwarting the aging process of hair. Anu Duggal, Founding Partner at Female Founders Fund, shares, “We are thrilled to co-lead Arey Grey’s seed round in bringing a much needed science-driven system for addressing aging hair to consumers. The hair care category has been ripe for innovation and co-founders Allison and Jay have taken a preventive approach to hair health by creating a solution that both slows the greying process while also re-pigmenting hair color. Since launch they have seen tremendous organic demand from both female and male consumers with exciting product development in the pipeline. With a big vision to offer better solutions to consumers for hair care, we are excited to be backing this stellar team in their vision to transform hair health.” “Arey’s science-driven, efficacious solutions and elevated education-based branding speak to consumers across genders in a differentiated way,” said Greycroft Principal Alaina Hartley. “The Greycroft team is excited to support co-founders Allison and Jay as they build the category-defining brand in aging hair care.” “We built the business with strong unit economics from the beginning and a focus on profitability. We are thrilled that Female Founders Fund and Greycroft recognize the huge potential in this growing category we have created,” Conrad adds. About Arey: Launched in 2021, Arey offers science-driven products formulated with vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to help delay and re-pigment grey hair from the inside-out and outside-in, while also helping you grow thicker, fuller, healthier hair overall to consumers in North America and Canada. With 6 current products in their portfolio, the company’s direct-to-consumer, subscription-based business model provides an easy refill plan, ensuring consumers are able to easily maintain a continued high level of hair health. For more information, please visit arey.com and follow @areygrey social media for updates. About Female Founders Fund: Female Founders Fund is the pre-eminent early-stage fund investing in female-founded technology companies with $100M under management across three funds. Since its founding in 2014, Female Founders Fund has invested in over 70 of the fastest growing female-led companies nationwide. These include category leaders like Maven Clinic, Tala, ELOQUII, Real, Peanut, BentoBox, Billie, Co--Star, and more. For more information visit www.femalefoundersfund.com About Greycroft: Greycroft is a seed-to-growth venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to build category-defining companies. We have deep experience investing in consumer, enterprise, digital health, and fintech sectors around the globe and work as a team to support and advise entrepreneurs, empowering them to execute on their visions. Greycroft manages over $2 billion in capital raised and has made over 300 investments since inception. For more information, please visit https://www.greycroft.com. Contact Details Amanda Smeal Consulting, Inc. Amanda Smeal amanda@amandasmeal.com Sunshine Sachs Robert Busweiler, busweiler@sunshineandsachs.com Aimee Moss aimee@aimeemoss.net Company Website https://areygrey.com

November 16, 2022 09:04 AM Eastern Standard Time

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AmeriLife’s Insurance Services LLC Partners with Insurance Services of Zelienople

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Insurance Services LLC, a national distributor of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement solutions and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has partnered with Insurance Services of Zelienople. Led by owners Steve Schultz and Rachael Kirschner, Insurance Services of Zelienople is a leading, independent insurance agency specializing in life and health solutions focused in the Pennsylvania market. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We’re excited about joining AmeriLife because, first and foremost, it protects the future of our employees and our agents and their clients as our industry continues to change,” said Schultz and Kirschner in a joint statement. “Likewise, it continues our long-standing partnership with Insurance Services LLC, which has been extremely supportive of our growth for more than 40 years. Together, we will share success for years to come." As one of the premier, full-service independent health insurance brokerages in western Pennsylvania, Insurance Services of Zelienople has more than 50, dedicated first and second-generation career agents providing Medicare, prescription drug plans, and other health solutions to the fast-growing under-65 market. The firm is a 40-year-plus affiliate of Insurance Services LLC located in Greenburg, Penn., and together, they have provided their clients access to solutions from some of the top regional and national carriers. Now, as a member of the AmeriLife family of companies, Insurance Services of Zelienople joins a best-in-class distribution that will fuel its growth and help it expand its offerings. "Steve and Rachael have been a part of the Insurance Services family for many years, with Steve being one of my first five agents more than 40 years ago,” said Larry Mikolajcik, CEO of Insurance Services. “It’s been a privilege watching their success over the years, and their future remains bright. I’m grateful that Insurance Services of Zelienople will remain in the family and join us in our partnership with AmeriLife." “It’s extremely rare to see a partnership span more than four decades, let alone one as successful as the one between these two agencies,” added Mike Vietri, AmeriLife’s Chief Distribution Officer. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Insurance Services of Zelienople to AmeriLife’s industry leading distribution, and look forward to helping them help more clients live longer, healthier lives.” ### About Insurance Services of Zelienople Insurance Services of Zelienople is one of the premier independent health insurance brokerages in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. The firm specializes in Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and prescription drug plans, as well as a variety of other solutions for the under-65 health insurance market. Founded by Steve Schultz in 1980, the family-owned and operated agency includes an expert team of more than 50 first and second-generation agents dedicated to delivering exceptional client service. For more information, visit ZelieInsurance.com. About Insurance Services LLC Founded in 1980, Insurance Services LLC is a family-owned and operated insurance marketing organization that primarily distributes Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products. The firm, which is headquartered in Greensburg, Penn., has more than 300 licensed agents that deliver “satisfaction through service” to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries nationwide. For more information, visit MyInsuranceTeam.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

November 16, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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