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Rahama Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Yeleen Enterprises, has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa for her fourth term

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Rahama Wright, CEO Yeleen Enterprises has been appointed to serve a fourth term on the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, appointed 24 members to serve a two-year term. Council members are selected from small, medium, and large U.S. companies across the United States representing a diverse range of industries and economic sectors. “I have had the pleasure and honor of serving on the Advisory Council for the three previous terms and in both the Obama and the Trump Administrations,” says Wright. “I look forward to demonstrating the same level of high commitment as in previous terms and plan to proudly advance the efforts of the Advisory Council as it transitions with new members and the Biden Administration.” The PAC-DBIA was established in 2014 to provide recommendations and analysis through the Secretary of Commerce to the President, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. During her service on the Advisory Council, Wright drafted Advisory Council recommendations on doing business in Africa, participated in the fact-finding mission to Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, contributed to the development of the “Keys to Success” report, and reviewed and provided feedback on the Prosper Africa Roadmap. In her most recent term, Wright supported core programming for the PAC-DBIA such as the “Keys to Success” webinar series where PAC-DBIA members shared practical advice on entering African markets. She also spearheaded the PAC DBIA’s high-level event for Women’s History Month titled “Enabling Women Entrepreneurs in US-Africa Trade & Investment.” The PAC DBIA is a policy tool for advancing US trade engagement with Africa by leveraging the experience of private sector leaders to inform the Secretary of Commerce and the President. Wright will continue to contribute perspectives from running a social impact business that strengthens supply chains on behalf of African and women-led cooperatives. About Rahama Wright After serving in the Peace Corps, Rahama Wright began her entrepreneurial journey by launching Shea Yeleen, a shea butter brand with the mission to create living wage jobs for women in Northern Ghana. The products secured features in Oprah Magazine, MSNBC, CNBC, and retail distribution in select Whole Foods Markets and MGM Resorts. A leading voice on African women’s economic and business development, in 2014, Rahama was first appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. She received her BA in International Relations from the State University of New York at Geneseo. An avid traveler, Rahama has visited and worked in 36 countries. About Yeleen Enterprises Yeleen Enterprises is a social impact company comprised of the Shea Yeleen product line, and the Yeleen Beauty Makerspace. Shea Yeleen is dedicated to empowering women in West Africa and the United States through the production, sale, and use of shea butter products. A unique blend of grassroots organizing and business development, Shea Yeleen is a company that specializes in manufacturing high-quality, pure plant-based shea butter products with a commitment to ethical sourcing. The Yeleen Beauty Makerspace is a Washington DC-based co-manufacturing space for early-stage, independent beauty entrepreneurs to launch in 2023. Contact Details Media Inquiries robin@charmedpr.com Company Website https://sheayeleen.com

August 01, 2022 01:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fuel up at Unos – Uno Pizzeria and Grill says “Your gas is on us”

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill knows that consumers have been hit hard with high gas prices. To help alleviate that pressure, Uno is offering $5 off dine-in orders through Aug. 31. Consumers can use this savings to pay for the gas it takes to travel to the restaurant for a dine-in visit. “We hope to give away the equivalent of 100,000 gallons of gas during this time with this discount. We understand that people are really feeling the prices at the pump. We want to provide a savings so you can pay for your gas to make it easier to dine in with us to enjoy our amazing pizza and other great dishes. Enjoy a great meal, save some money and apply that money to the next time you fill up the tank. Every bit helps in these challenging times”, stated CEO Erik Frederick. Customers simply need to visit unos.com/gaspromo to claim their coupon code that can used in restaurant. They can either print it off or take a screen shot of the coupon code and present it to their server on their visit. A minimum spend of $20 is required to claim the $5 gas savings. Offer is valid on food purchase only. “Dining out still provides a thrill and great escape for most folks. Come experience our great food and fantastic staff and let us help you enjoy a night out with family or friends. And we can give you a nice discount that can help pay to get you there” added Head of Marketing Chris Dellamarggio. 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 private-label foods and 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/

August 01, 2022 11:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Million-Dollar Owners Thomas and Denise Batliner Share Keys to Business Growth in Louisville, KY

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Thomas and Denise Batliner have owned their Minuteman Press franchise located at 3905 Bardstown Road since November of 2005. With over 16 years in business, Thomas shares the following insights that helped he and Denise grow their business in Louisville and become members of the Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle. On this accomplishment, Thomas says, “Denise and I believe marketing efforts, customer service, networking, and a little luck have been vital to our success and longevity. We would like to place special emphasis on customer service. At Minuteman Press in Louisville, we focus on treating the customer as we would like to be treated. We believe anyone who walks through the door can be our next biggest customer, and hospitality may make or break the possible relationship.” He continues, “Over the past 16+ years in business, Denise and I have grown the business by developing relationships with new customer bases. More specifically, we gained these relationships through acquisitions. For example, in August of 2012, we purchased an independent printer. This acquisition almost doubled our 2011 sales in addition to our everyday marketing and networking. Then, in December of 2020, we purchased an independent promotional products company. Like our 2012 acquisition, we almost doubled the past year’s sales. Our new customers are the key to our success, and we appreciate their continued business and loyalty.” From the US Navy to Owning a Printing Business Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Thomas Batliner served in the US Navy. He shares, “We didn't start Minuteman Press until 2005 when I was 38 years old. Before reaching this point, I served in the United States Navy for three years where I specialized in aviation hydraulics (AMH3). This military experience reinforced the work ethic instilled in me at a young age while farming with my family and has played a vital role in driving my determination to stay in the printing industry.” Thomas continues, “Furthermore, after being honorably discharged, I was a tool and die specialist by trade before being promoted to an estimator at a plastics manufacturer, Beach, Mold, and Tool, now known as NYX. While in this role, I earned an associate degree in Business. But most importantly, I decided I wanted to drive my career and become an entrepreneur. Minuteman Press matched this goal because of the low initial investment, and the business presented the new challenge I was seeking.” “Minuteman Press International supported me from the beginning before I had any professional knowledge about the printing industry. For instance, at the initial home office training, I learned basic facts about paper stocks and more information regarding machine availability and capabilities. Lastly, our office utilizes FLEX, the workflow software developed by Minuteman Press that constantly evolves to add effective apps that drive marketing value.” – Thomas Batliner, owner, Minuteman Press, Louisville, KY Leveraging Local Business Relationships & Benefits of Printing Today When asked what it has been like to own a business in Louisville for over 16 years, Thomas shares, “We are in an urban area and serve a diverse community. There are people from many varying backgrounds, and we have learned about different cultures from around the world. Additionally, we are part of a community where nearby business owners help and look out for one another. For instance, a nearby competitor has helped us continue production during machine downtime and meet customer demand. To return this favor, we have been known to share our resources if this competitor is short-staffed. Because of this dynamic, we believe it is important to develop healthy relationships with everyone in the community, even those with competing business goals.” Thomas explains why printing remains so vital today, sharing, “We believe printing remains vital today because it secures a company’s mission. In terms of management, it also provides different avenues for documentation. To illustrate, when a business provides a digital or physical copy of an employee handbook to its staff, it can better document and communicate expectations and other important information.” He adds, “The main benefit of print is that it can be found everywhere, from the menu you use at your favorite restaurant menu to the branded t-shirt you buy at the store. Because of print's presence, companies always need it. Even during uncertain times like the pandemic, manufacturing facilities, hospitals, and a variety of other companies needed printed materials promoting safety warnings and best practices.” “Our highest demand products and services include envelopes, every door direct mail (EDDM), and wide format printing, a powerful visual medium used for larger files such as blueprints and banners. Our customers value these products and services because they can reach a larger audience. In addition to our highest demand products, key growth areas for our business are promotional products and branded apparel. For example, the customers from our acquisition of the promotional products company have driven sales and we have added a new product line that existing customers can access.” –Thomas Batliner Rewards of Owning a Business & Advice to Others As Thomas and Denise reflect on their accomplishments, there are a couple of items that really stick out. Thomas says, “The biggest personal reward for Denise and me was the ability to put both of our children through college as traditional four-year students. Lauren, our oldest, is now a critical care nurse and Erica, our youngest, is a sourcing and supply chain professional.” He adds, “Aside from this personal reward, our biggest professional reward was receiving our plaque for the Minuteman Press International President's Million Dollar circle. After 16+ years of business, it was an honor to achieve such a high sales goal and to meet others who have accomplished the same or more.” Thomas shares the following advice to today’s aspiring business owners, saying, “The advice I would give to someone looking to own a business is ‘do your homework.’ You need to choose something you can be passionate about and enjoy daily. Despite the hard work ahead of you, because there are some long days and weeks, it can be very rewarding.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Louisville, Kentucky, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/ky/louisville20/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

August 01, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ForeverLawn Sports Complex Unveiled at Hall of Fame Village

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The ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village in Canton, OH, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of their grand opening. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, August 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village located at 17 th Street NW, Canton, OH 44718. The first phase of the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village features three outdoor sports fields and the indoor performance center surfaced by the exclusive synthetic turf provider. These fields, as well as the associated facilities, are part of the previously announced 10-year multimillion-dollar agreement between ForeverLawn and Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, the only resort, entertainment, and media company centered around the power of professional football. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such an incredible partner in ForeverLawn,” shared Michael Crawford, President and CEO of Hall of Fame Village (HOFV). “The excellence they represent is clearly evident in our fantastic Sports Complex and all the tremendous work they have contributed. I know these fields will be one of the showpieces at Hall of Fame Village.” “We are proud to partner with the Hall of Fame Village to create this premium sports destination,” says Brian Karmie, Co-Founder of ForeverLawn. “The ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village is a flagship project close to our home office in Louisville, and we look forward to positively impacting our community through this project for years to come.” Dale Karmie, brother of Brian and Co-Founder of ForeverLawn, continues this sentiment: “Having attended games at Hall of Fame as a kid, and now living in this area again, it’s a real privilege for ForeverLawn to partner in this project.” The opening celebration will be the first major event of Enshrinement Week and will be attended by prominent members of the Canton community as well as members of the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company and ForeverLawn teams. “We are confident the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village will be a hallmark for the Canton community and the many thousands of guests the complex will host each year,” says Derek Karmie, SportsGrass Brand Leader. “We’ve been working with the Hall of Fame field and facilities for the past six years, and our team has been installing fields at the ForeverLawn Sports Complex since April. It’s a very rewarding feeling to see the whole project coming together and open to the community.” Following the grand opening, the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village will be open for public use. Hall of Fame Village and ForeverLawn will continue construction on the remaining fields, including Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, throughout the remainder of their 10-year agreement. “We are proud to open the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village to provide an exceptional experience for athletes across the country,” says John Regas, Vice President, Brand Partnership Activation for HOFV. “Through our great partnership with ForeverLawn, we have created an all-encompassing complex with the premier artificial and synthetic fields, locker rooms, and concessions for all to enjoy.” About ForeverLawn ForeverLawn ® improves spaces and communities through innovative synthetic grass solutions. Beginning in 2004 as the daring entrepreneurial venture of two brothers, ForeverLawn has consistently led the synthetic turf industry through groundbreaking approaches to products and practice. As the premium choice for synthetic surfacing, each product is engineered to solve unique consumer needs and desires while maintaining superior standards and natural aesthetics. Today the company services over eighty localized markets through their dealer network, with an impressive regional, national, and international project portfolio. Want to be a part of something bigger? Learn how you can be a person of impact through business ownership opportunities with ForeverLawn. For more information, contact opportunities@foreverlawn.com. About SportsGrass SportsGrass by ForeverLawn leads the synthetic turf industry in providing premium, product-based solutions for athletic applications. Manufactured using the highest quality of materials, SportsGrass products are uniquely designed to increase player safety and product durability while reducing the need for infill–all without sacrificing performance. To learn more about SportsGrass, visit www.sportsgrass.com. About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com. About the Hall of Fame Village Hall of Fame Village is a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. Owned by the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the Village currently has over $250 million worth of assets under management and is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio. Phase I of the project entailed the construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class 20,000 seat, sports and entertainment stadium, and the National Youth Football and Sports Complex. Phase II, currently under construction, will add the Constellation Center for Excellence, the Center for Performance, a Fan Engagement Zone, a Hall of Fame indoor waterpark and a Hilton Tapestry Hotel. Phase III is currently in planning stages. For more information, visit www.HOFVillage.com. Contact Details Julia Kontur Communications Specialist +1 330-499-8873 julia@foreverlawn.com Company Website https://www.foreverlawn.com/

July 29, 2022 03:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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MuskMelon NFT continues to offer healthy returns

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MuskMelon, the latest hit craze in the NFT & Gaming Universe, is all set to launch its new game in Android & iOS prior to the launching date due to community demand. Non-Fungible Tokens by MuskMelon are being bought out in collections and are setting a new high for collectors even in these low times. Run Melon Run the latest super-fun NFT play-to-earn racing game announced today that it's Android and iOS versions will be available to the players by the second quarter (Q2) of 2022. All Melon maniacs will get early access to this much-awaited game and can start racing against time and dodging obstacles starting this month. The demo was released privately to early investors that gave an overwhelming first impression of the game and unlimited earning potential. Players can own exclusive NFTs as the Game Avatars which shall have their own special in-game skills that in turn would make the player eligible for special and higher rewards. In traditional prize gaming, players could only win rewards that were unique to that game. There was no way to monetize those rewards as they held no value in the real world. Run Melon Run, changes that outlook by allowing players to win real rewards that can be traded off for other cryptocurrencies such as ETH, USDT, BNB, etc. The new play-to-earn game model enables players to spend their free time playing exciting games and gives them the opportunity to monetize their time as well. Additionally, these assets can be stored, transferred, and traded on various exchanges as well as the Muskmelon platform. Neal Mathews, Project Advisor of Run Melon Run, said, "Run Melon Run remains a favorite for many of our investors. The said game will host the Melon NFTs and merge the utility of the Melon Tokens, enabling users with dual benefits. The game will be available on iOS and Android stores post its launch." MuskMelon is an ecosystem that wants to enchant the global audience with NFTs and immersive gaming possibilities. The platform prides itself on being a community-driven initiative to re-ignite the spark that brought the Blockchain-Cryptocurrency industry to life. Melons have a maximum supply of 10 billion tokens and are launched on the BEP20 and ERC20 networks. The MuskMelon community wants to ensure maximum public participation with an almost fair sale. For more information, kindly visit the website https://muskmelon.org/ Media Contact Brand: MuskMelon Contact: Neal Mathews Email: hello@muskmelon.org | Website: https://muskmelon.org/ Contact Details Neal Mathews hello@muskmelon.org Company Website https://muskmelon.org/

July 28, 2022 02:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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BLENDED PRESENTED BY MY WINE SOCIETY DEBUTS BOTTLE POPPING FESTIVAL IN TAMPA, FL ON NOVEMBER 19 + 20, 2022

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Blended Festival Presented by My Wine Society has announced the inaugural launch of its two-day music, art, wine and culinary extravaganza in Tampa, Florida. Prepare to get corked on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Perry Harvey Park, centrally located in the heart of downtown. The spirited festival will conclude its multi-city tour after wrapping up stops in Nashville, Austin and San Diego and enter its final leg in Tampa, Florida. The wine-centric festival enters its 3-year anniversary and has proudly teamed up with local Tampa partners Justin Savich of Simplicity Funding & Holdings, and Dor Haim of One of Us, to bring the event to the Florida market. In addition to Tampa staples Savich and Haim, the festivals veteran team CEO Sean Evans, Event director Kalika Moquin, Director of Marketing, Kristy Rumsey, along with strategic partners Ghost Energy, Jaja Tequila, E11even Vodka, and Las Vegas Hospitality Group, In The Moment, have aligned forces to produce this year’s Tampa activation. Expect multiple stages, a 100-foot wine tent, culinary stage, VIP village, wellness retreat and an array of “instagrammable moments” throughout the festival. Exclusively for Tampa the team has assembled an eclectic lineup with some of the hottest names in entertainment including Grammy Award-winning musical duo The Chainsmokers, electronic music duo Loud Luxury, Grammy Award-wining hitmaker Nelly, Hip-hop favorite Rich The Kid, musical sensation Bryce Vine and musical producer and DJ Elderbrook to headline the festivities and deliver an unforgettable weekend. Let’s get the bottles popping! My Wine Society has partnered with the nation’s leading wineries to offer wine flights and bubbles for party-goers throughout the weekend. Executive Sommelier for Blended Festivals, Matthew Lindsey aka The Lord of Wine, will host curated tastings highlighting tasting notes of the finest wines and champagnes inside the wine pavilion at the festival. The festival also features a full bar, and VIP table service for those looking for a more white glove experience. No music festival would be complete without the food. The culinary experience is one of the fan-favorite highlights of the Blended experience. Food truck row and pop-ups from Tampa's premier dining destinations will showcase local culinary favorites. Blended turns up the heat with their high-energy crowd demonstrations and competitive cooking competitions live from the culinary stage. “Simplicity Funding is looking forward to bring downtown Tampa the first one of a kind event that encompasses Wine, Culinary, Art, and the top music of today” says CEO Justin Savich. “And proud to be partnered with Dor Haim of One of us, who has been an important part of the boots on the ground movement in bringing live events to the market, and across the US”. Following the Tampa debut, the group is preparing an expansion that includes bringing the festival to 4 additional Florida markets. “We want to host a traveling event in multiple Florida cities that combines music, food, craft cocktails, and wine, offering an elevated experience to todays festival goer” Savich continued. “A party I would want to bring my friends and family to. We are excited to introduce Blended to Tampa, as we feel it’s a the perfect debut and on brand with we’re striving to achieve throughout the South East” Official ticket and hotel packages are available. For general admission (18+), VIP, VIP+, and all-inclusive tickets (21+), VIP table reservations (21+), and additional information, visit www.blendedfestival.com. For updates, follow @BlendedFest on Instagram and Facebook. Contact Details Beth Bartolini beth@brelevantpr.com Company Website https://www.blendedfestival.com/

July 28, 2022 10:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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BLENDED FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY MY WINE SOCIETY RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO ON OCTOBER 8 + 9, 2022

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Blended Festival Presented by My Wine Society has announced the return of its two-day music, art, wine and culinary extravaganza in San Diego for its third-consecutive year. Prepare to get corked on Saturday October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Spanish Landing Park (3900 N Harbor Drive). The spirited festival returns to its city of origin after successfully making waves in Nashville and Austin for their second-consecutive year. The wine-centric event has expanded their national footprint by entering their fourth city in Tampa, Florida arriving in mid-November to conclude this year’s tour. Helmed by My Wine Society owner, Sean Evans, Partner John Bazzo, Director of Live Events and Entertainment, Kalika Moquin and Director of Marketing, Kristy Rumsey, along with strategic partners Ghost Energy, Octavio Tequila, Melograno Cocktails and Las Vegas Hospitality Group, In The Moment, have aligned forces to produce this year’s activation. Expect multiple stages, a 100-foot wine tent, culinary stage, VIP village, wellness retreat and an array of “instagrammable moments” throughout the festival. Exclusively for San Diego the team has assembled an eclectic lineup with some of the hottest names in entertainment including Atlanta Hip-hop legend T.I., electronic music duo Galantis, renowned Alternative-rock group Everclear, multi-platinum DJ, producer and live instrumentalist, Timmy Trumpet. Las Vegas resident party starter Brody Jenner along with local DJs and more musical acts to be announced set to deliver an unforgettable and action packed weekend. Let’s get the bottles popping! My Wine Society has partnered with the nation’s leading wineries to offer wine flights and bubbles for party-goers throughout the weekend. Executive Sommelier for Blended Festivals, Matthew Lindsey aka The Lord of Wine, will host curated tastings highlighting tasting notes of the finest wines and champagnes inside the wine pavilion at the festival. No music festival would be complete without the food. The culinary experience is one of the fan-favorite highlights of the Blended experience. Food truck row and pop-ups from San Diego's premier dining destinations showcase local culinary favorites. Blended turns up the heat with their high-energy crowd demonstrations and competitive cooking competitions live from the culinary stage. “We're curating the elevated Blended experience with the aim of creating fun and long-lasting memories for festival-goers,” said Kalika Moquin, Blended festival director. “Whether you’re there for the music, food, wine, specialty drinks, or all of it, we offer something special for everyone. And, this year, we're expanding our programming to reflect the most current trends.” Official ticket and hotel packages are available. For general admission (18+), VIP, VIP+, and all-inclusive tickets (21+), VIP table reservations (21+), and additional information, visit www.blendedfestival.com. For updates, follow @BlendedFest on Instagram and Facebook. Contact Details Blended Festivals Beth Bartolini beth@brelevantpr.com Company Website https://www.instagram.com/blendedfest/

July 28, 2022 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Cloudrise announces $10M in total funding

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Cloudrise, a tech-enabled services firm focused on securing data wherever it resides, is pleased to announce it has completed financing to raise the company’s total to-date funding to $10 million. Since launching the company in October of 2019, Cloudrise has worked with 100s of global customers, including numerous Fortune 500 enterprises, on their data protection and cloud security projects. During this time, Cloudrise has continued to exceed all stated financial targets and is investing significantly to expand service delivery and research and development teams, while raising the bar for data protection. To help further growth and innovation, Cloudrise secured additional funding in July from Three Kings Capital, with add-on capital from existing investors Stormbreaker Ventures and the Greater Colorado Venture Fund. With success comes the need to add more talent to Cloudrise’s Board of Directors, and Bill Ryckman, Managing Principal at Three Kings Capital, will join the Cloudrise board. "We are very pleased to be partnering with Cloudrise and its proven management team led by Rob Eggebrecht," Ryckman said. "Cloudrise is a well-known leader in the data protection market, with particular expertise in the cloud, and a reputation for delivering exceptional service. As more and more businesses embrace the cloud, Cloudrise has become an integral partner to a diverse set of clients across the country and around the world, helping to keep their data safe from cyber criminals. With its high-quality team and technology-enabled platform, Cloudrise is well-positioned to serve our collective mission on a much wider scale.” Cloudrise co-founder and CEO Rob Eggebrecht is excited about the future ahead for the company. “Our latest funding venture is a major milestone, allowing Cloudrise to fast-track industry-changing initiatives for how professional services are delivered in the cyber industry via our tech-enablement approach,” Eggebrecht said. “The current status quo for delivering professional services in the cyber industry is outdated, inefficient, and does not scale to the world of cloud computing in global enterprises today. While organizations are contending with the exponential growth of data and an excessive amount of cyber security application/platforms, traditional service providers are stuck in a mindset of a help-desk, ticket-driven world, attempting to throw more people at the problem.” Instead of throwing more time and resources at complex data security challenges, Cloudrise leverages a proprietary service delivery platform to increase efficiencies, enable better collaboration, and reduce time needed to deliver high-value outcomes. By bundling software and humans, Cloudrise delivers tech-enabled services that allow customers to realize an immediate impact for their business. Cloudrise continues to build on what has been a groundbreaking 2022, in which the company announced: The acquisition of CyberOrchard, an information security managed service organization located in the United Kingdom Jason Bird, CyberOrchard’s founder and CEO, as CTO at Cloudrise Cloudrise named as Netskope’s Global Services Partner of the Year Placement on the Managed Security 100 on CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 list for 2022 ‘Best Solution in Data Security’ at Global InfoSec Awards by Cyber Defense Magazine Hiring Rob Zillioux as CFO The opening of a new global headquarters facility in Grand Junction, Colorado About Three Kings Capital Three Kings Capital is a mission-driven, family office-backed private equity platform that invests exclusively in cyber security companies. Its mission is to protect the world's assets, critical infrastructure, and personally identifiable information from cyber threats. Aided by an Advisory Board of government and private sector cyber security experts, Three Kings seeks to enable and partner with mission-driven companies at any stage of development. Its permanent, flexible capital base allows Three Kings to invest in any type of security within the capital structure. Three Kings is headquartered in New York City but seeks investment opportunities from around the country and certain other parts of the world. For more information, please visit www.ThreeKingsCapital.com. About Cloudrise Cloudrise is a technology-enabled services firm, specializing in delivering data security services customized to meet organizations’ business needs. Drawing from 20+ years of experience in the field, we have tailored our services to be laser-focused on securing organizations’ data wherever it resides. Cloudrise helps organizations elevate their data protection and privacy programs through assessments, technology enablement, and managed services. Cloudrise can be found at www.cloudrise.com or on LinkedIn. Contact Details Cloudrise Robert McLean +1 800-917-7619 sales@cloudrise.com Company Website https://cloudrise.com/

July 28, 2022 05:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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DataWeave Releases 2022 Alcohol Report: Digital Alcohol Sales Show 3 Newly Emerging Trends

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Price hikes seen as early as December 2021 for 27.5% of the 20,000+ alcohol SKUs tracked A switch to healthier, Ready-to-Drink beverages & premium agave-based spirits A retailer focus on hyperlocal growth strategies as measured by our Hyperlocality Index DataWeave, a global leader in eCommerce intelligence and AI analytics, today releases its 2022 Alcohol Report: Digital Visibility Is Reforming the Alcohol Industry. The report provides a data-rich view of online alcohol pricing, distribution, and demand trends across retailers and brands. DataWeave examines price changes and assortment composition by category and retailer in light of pandemic, supply chain, and market-driven economic changes. Analyzing over 20,000 alcohol SKUs, the report offers a Hyperlocality Index to showcase how successfully retailers have employed a hyperlocalized approach to the assortments they carry, along with growth trends in healthier ingredient categories like ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails and agave-based spirits. DataWeave’s 2022 Alcohol Report shows price changes by online alcohol category from December 2021 to May 2022, as well as price changes by retailer and state-by-state geography for the same period. It also indicates shifts in product availability. “Looking at these aspects of nationwide online alcohol prices state by state provides insight into why alcohol retailers are moving toward hyperlocal strategies. In addition to ongoing global supply chain constraints and inflation, distinct regions of the country show strong preferences for particular beverages. This has amounted to significant variations seen across the country in price changes and availability,” said Karthik Bettadapura, CEO of DataWeave. “Our state-by-state analysis revealed how online alcohol retailers focused on expanding their geographic reach across the country as delivery laws evolved.” The 2022 Alcohol Report reflects changing consumer preferences and an increasing interest in health consciousness across categories from December 2021 to May 2022, with ready-to-drink beverages increasing in availability across categories, for example. The premiumization of agave-based spirits such as Tequila and Mezcal resulted in a 30 percent year-over-year sales bump, the report notes, as it contrasts this category with growth in others; there is also a deep dive into Share of Search insights for top brands in the whiskey category. “With inflation looking to remain at about 9% and dynamic pricing changing the competitive landscape daily, online alcohol retailers will need to focus on improving their inventories by expanding local reach, decreasing their delivery time, optimizing pricing, and improving the customer experience,” said Krish Thyagarajan, President and COO of DataWeave. We see our 2022 Alcohol Report as a bellwether for online alcohol sales trends as inflation continues to dominate the consumer mindset.” Report Methodology To come to its findings, DataWeave analyzed 20,000 SKUs, tracking price variations and stock availability across 12 online alcohol retailers and 1,500 brands, dating from December 2021 to May 2022, noting price variations and stock availability by retailer, state-by-state, and by category. # # # DataWeave is a leading provider of advanced sales optimization solutions for e-commerce businesses, consumer brands and marketplaces. The AI-driven proprietary technology and language-agnostic platform aggregates consumable and actionable Competitive Intelligence across 500+ billion data points globally, in 25+ languages, with insights to drive performance for more than 400,000 brands across 1,500+ websites tracked across 20+ verticals and ensure online performance is always optimized. Learn more about the power of big data and global level analytics in understanding the rapidly changing retail industry at DataWeave.com. Contact Details Meir Kahtan Public Relations, LLC (MKPR) Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://dataweave.com

July 27, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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