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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Trustees Join Homeless Outreach

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Emphasizing that community service is “in the DNA” of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a dozen members of its Board of Trustees last week participated in an outreach project to benefit unhoused people in Los Angeles. About 600 kits, including blankets and personal care items, were collected, boxed and hand-delivered to residents of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, according to Dr. Nadia Rojas Jones, the faculty member who has organized the annual effort with students from the school’s three Southern California campuses for the past seven years. “We are here to show our support of faculty and students in their efforts to help underserved populations, whether it’s those without permanent shelter or in communities of color or people with low income,” said Terrence Joe Layng, Ph.D., Chair of the Board of Trustees. “The commitment to community service is what differentiates The Chicago School-- our students and faculty are deeply involved in the communities they serve,” said Trustee Victoria Dolan, former CFO of Revlon. Every year, The Chicago School’s students provide 1.2 million volunteer service hours in 600 organizations across the United States, according to Dr. Michele Nealon, Psy.D. “There are nearly 70,000 unhoused individuals in Los Angeles County today, a four percent increase from two years ago,” she said. “We know that many of them have mental health issues that are going undiagnosed and untreated.” The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a non-profit higher education institution headquartered in Los Angeles, serves 6,000 students on seven U.S. campuses (including online). Two-thirds of the student body identifies as people of color. # About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is proud to be a part of TCS Education System, a nonprofit, integrated system of colleges and universities that works collaboratively to advance student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Contact Details Vivien Hao +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

November 21, 2022 07:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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As Iger Returns, Disney Must Focus on Vulnerabilities in China

National Legal & Policy Center

As The Walt Disney Company announced on Sunday the return of former executive chairman Robert Iger as interim CEO for two years, following the disastrous leadership of Robert Chapek – which drove share value down by 40% this year – a shareholder activist is calling upon the iconic Hollywood executive to scrutinize the company’s business in communist China. National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), which earlier this year called Disney to account for its “complicity in China genocide” at its annual meeting, again will seek disclosure and transparency over its business activities in the far eastern nation with a shareholder proposal it has introduced for the company’s next meeting in March 2023. “We have our doubts about Bob Iger’s return and his willingness to reexamine the company’s relationship with the communist Chinese,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “After all, under his leadership he launched both the Shanghai and Hong Kong theme parks, and then gave majority control of Shanghai to a consortium of Chinese state-controlled companies. Now Shanghai Disney is locked down under the communists’ ‘Zero COVID’ policy and Hong Kong no longer operates with any semblance of freedom.” “Shareholders must get a better understanding of the further risks to stock value with the company’s entanglements with brutal dictators.” The text of NLPC’s proposal for a “Communist China Audit” report for Disney’s 2023 annual meeting follows: RESOLVED: Shareholders request that, beginning in 2023, The Walt Disney Company report annually to shareholders on the nature and extent to which corporate operations depend on, and are vulnerable to, Communist China, which is a serial human rights violator, a geopolitical threat, and an adversary to the United States. The report should exclude confidential business information but provide shareholders with a sense of the Company’s reliance on activities conducted within, and under control of, the Communist Chinese government. Supporting Statement: American companies doing business in Communist China is a controversial public policy issue. See, e.g., “Doing business in China is difficult. A clash over human rights is making it harder,” April 2, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/business/nike-china-western-business-intl-hnk/index.html. The Walt Disney Company does business in – and relies on raw materials, finished products, broadcasts, entertainment venues, theme parks, labor and/or services from – entities in China. China is an established serial violator of human and political rights. China is also a hostile adversary of the U.S. for many reasons, including: — China intends to displace the U.S. as the lone global superpower by 2049; — The U.S. has committed to defend Taiwan, which China has militaristically asserted is part of its country and may attempt to seize by force; — U.S.-China relations are tense over a number of issues including China’s military expansion; egregious human rights violations; actions related to the COVID pandemic; intellectual property theft; relentless espionage; elimination of freedom in Hong Kong; and environmental pollution. China has also indicated that it would use its industrial capabilities for strategic purposes against adversaries. Many Chinese companies – which are ultimately under the control of the Communist government – are vulnerable to the U.S. Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, do not adhere to basic auditing standards, and are therefore untrustworthy. China – and by extension the companies it controls – is also identified in the U.S. State Department’s 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report as a state sponsor of human trafficking. It is now subject to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which imposes strict verification of parts and products imported from China, that they are not generated from slave labor. Disney’s extensive ties to China breed reputational risk for the company also. For example, while the company funds groups that promote the interests of homosexual and transgender individuals, the Communist government persistently and vigorously cracks down on those forms of identity within its borders. A July 2022 joint statement from the leaders of the British and American domestic intelligence agencies warned that the Communist Chinese Party is the greatest threat to the international order. “We consistently see that it’s the Chinese government that poses the biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security, and by ‘our,’ I mean both of our nations, along with our allies in Europe and elsewhere,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. Given the controversial, if not dangerous, nature of doing business in and with China, shareholders have the right to know the extent to which The Walt Disney Company’s business operations depend on Communist China. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

November 21, 2022 09:26 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Aimbridge Hospitality, the Largest Hospitality Management Group Worldwide, Selects ACFN As Preferred Vendor, Opening Up New Growth Opportunities

ACFN Franchised Inc.

Interested in being part of the ACFN growth story? Click here to get started! In October, ACFN Franchised Inc. formalized its preferred-vendor status in an agreement with Aimbridge Hospitality, a global hospitality company with approximately 1,500 branded and independent properties. ACFN is the only company providing ATM services to be granted preferred-vendor status by Aimbridge. The agreement came just as both companies made headway on ambitious growth plans. ACFN Becomes An Official Preferred Vendor As Ambridge Enters Rapid Expansion Phase Aimbridge reportedly saw major growth in 2021 and 2022. The hospitality company expanded its operational divisions to focus on acquisitions and growth across multiple geographical regions and hospitality verticals, including the addition of dozens of extended-stay properties through its partnership with Three Wall Capital and its entry into the Mexican market with the acquisition of Grupo Hotelero Prisma’s portfolio of 42 properties. Going into 2023, the hospitality company is continuing to invest in new acquisitions, especially focused on continued expansion across Latin America and Europe. “As the official preferred vendor, ACFN is excited about the new opportunities for ATM placements across Aimbridge’s rapidly expanding portfolio of properties,” said Jeffrey Kerr, Founder and CEO of ACFN. ACFN Is Also Building Expansion Momentum Of Its Own While expansion plans for the largest hospitality-management group in the world are good news for ACFN, the company isn’t solely riding the momentum of its biggest corporate clients. Since its founding in 1996, ACFN has grown into a leader in the ATM industry, providing full-service ATM placements for its 2,700 corporate clients across the nation, including major hotel companies like Aimbridge, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and IHG Hotels & Resorts. That’s largely thanks to strong organic growth generated by ACFN’s inside marketing team. “In 2018 and 2020 ACFN completed two acquisitions that added over 450 new locations to our portfolio and increased transaction volume by 26.5%,” said Kerr. Notable deals in the last 30 days include two new deals to install ATMs at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles and Hilton New York Times Square in New York City. Now, the company has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise up to $5 million to fund more acquisitions as it prepares for an influx of new opportunities. The opportunities are the result of the global mergers and acquisition (M&A) market seeing an uptick in deal volume and a decline in average deal value. With M&A activity trending toward smaller but more frequent deals, ACFN already has three more distinct opportunities in its sights. The deals the company hopes to fund with this latest round of crowdfunding are aimed at scaling its business by absorbing competitors that have been hit hard by soaring fuel prices and inflation. In addition to acquiring direct competitors, ACFN is working on adding new revenue streams, including the recent addition of cell phone charging stations and pharmacy vending machines to its product line. Founded in 1996 and franchised in 2003, ACFN Franchised Inc. (“ACFN”) provides services to 2,700+ businesses in 46 states in collaboration with our network of 220+ franchise owners.Since inception, ACFN has provided a cumulative $5,000,000,000 of spending power to support and increase sales for our partner businesses. In just the last 12 months a total of $367,566,000 was dispensed through our network, generating more than $14,500,000 in fee revenue for ACFN. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Jeffrey Kerr Investor-Relations@acfn-solutions.com Company Website https://acfn-solutions.com/

November 18, 2022 02:08 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Supports Second-Career Students

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

After a dozen years working in the wine industry, millennial Joy Makin is shifting her career focus to counseling individuals who are often forgotten by society. As a doctoral candidate in forensic psychology at the Los Angeles campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, she says her goal is to help formerly incarcerated men and women get back on track with their lives. “I was tired of feeling like I was just making more profit for some corporation when I was working for wineries,” she said. “It’s important to me to be able to make a difference and I am hoping I will be able to do that as a forensic psychologist.” A native of a small farming town in California’s Central Valley, Makin said she had a front-row seat to the effects of alcohol and drug addiction. “I want to help people find ways to cope without harming themselves or others,” she said. “We all mess up and deserve a second chance in life.” Makin is just one example of The Chicago School’s second-career students who are poised to become the next generation of psychotherapists, counselors and psychologists with real world experience. She and her fellow graduates will enter a wide-open job market where the need is growing while many mental health professionals are reaching retirement age. A recent Chicago School graduate, Dr. Charles Robinson, was a classroom teacher for years in Illinois urban schools where he saw how his students struggled with mental health challenges. “I felt I could help to address core issues such as anxiety, depression and stress, which adversely affect learning,” he said. “I chose The Chicago School, and earned a doctorate in school psychology so I could more effectively support students in my community.” Another graduate, Dr. Bethany Patterson, had to juggle family, work and school, while seeking a doctoral degree at The Chicago School’s Washington D.C. campus. A military spouse and mother of three, she graduated last month and is already employed as clinical director at Helianthus Positive Behavior Supports, a provider of counseling services to children and families in Virginia and North Carolina. “I needed a school that was supportive and respectful of the military lifestyle because I had unique needs,” she said. “I found a place where the learning environment is optimized by active learners with diverse cultures,” she said. “Today I embody The Chicago School’s values of innovation, service, and community by creating a space for military spouses to encourage each other and further their education.” About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is proud to be a part of TCS Education System, a nonprofit, integrated system of colleges and universities that works collaboratively to advance student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Contact Details Vivien Hao +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

November 17, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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

Radix

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

Minuteman Press International Inc

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

Bruush Oral Care Inc.

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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