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Bluberi Names Lisa Girard Chief Financial Officer

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Bluberi (or “the Company”) today announced that Lisa Girard has joined its executive leadership team in the role of Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Girard brings a strong background in finance with companies in the manufacturing sector to the emerging slot supplier and will lead the Company’s finance and accounting departments as they continue to grow. Ms. Girard holds a master’s degree in accounting and has worked over 20 years in accounting and finance roles with defense contractors and manufacturers. She has overseen merger and acquisition activity, and been responsible for financial reporting and banking, as well as heading up finance and accounting teams across multiple companies. Most recently, Ms. Girard served as Chief Financial Officer of EIS Wire & Cable, based out of western Massachusetts. “We are excited to add Lisa to the team in this key role,” said CEO, Andrew Burke. “Lisa has a deep financial background and experience working with manufacturing companies who are owned by venture capital firms, like Bluberi. We are confident that she is the right person to shepherd us through our current growth phase and into the future.” “I am pleased to join Bluberi at this critical juncture in the Company’s history. Bluberi is growing quickly and has big plans. I look forward to being a part of the trajectory of what is sure to become a key gaming supplier, and to working with our customers and other stakeholders to fulfill the Company’s vision of being the easiest to work with in the industry. The quality of the team at Bluberi, and of the products that we are creating, is second to none, and I am eager to see what the future holds for us,” said Ms. Girard. Ms. Girard will join the Company at their office in Las Vegas, where she enjoys taking advantage of everything the valley has to offer whether on the hiking trails, yoga classes, or taking in concerts, shows, and sporting events with her husband, family, and friends. ### About Bluberi Backed by more than 25 years of industry experience, Bluberi is an inventive company that is dedicated to developing and delivering the highest quality casino gaming experience to players and operators. Our team is comprised of seasoned, multi-talented innovators who are focused on bringing gaming to life with entertaining games and high-performing cabinets. Our products are designed to add vitality to gambling and transport players to an energetic world of winning. We are the risk-taking spirit of gambling and we add imagination and innovation to everything we create. Learn more at bluberi.com. Contact Details Bluberi Lesley Hodges, Sr. Director of Marketing Lesley.hodges@bluberi.com

June 15, 2022 08:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Logitix Expands Performing Arts Division to Help Theaters and Arts Events Optimize Ticket Sales

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Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced they are expanding their performing arts division to help theaters optimize pricing, distribution, and inventory management of tickets. As part of their growth in performing arts, Logitix named longtime industry executive Jack Rubin as their strategic advisor. As the Co-Founder and former CEO of Tessitura Network, Rubin is one of the preeminent leaders in enterprise CRM, ticketing, marketing, fundraising, and analytics for theaters, arts centers, operas, festivals, dance companies, and orchestras. “Jack is an absolute icon in our industry and will be an essential part of our continued growth in the performing arts,” said Logitix President Greg Nortman. “As the most trusted solution for optimizing ticket sales, we look forward to helping even more live events within the performing arts industry.” Logitix optimizes ticket sale outcomes for all of its partners through proprietary dynamic pricing and ticket sales distribution through multiple channels. Its unique platform analyzes millions of real-time data points, providing up-to-the-minute insights within the live event marketplace. “I recognize that Logitix has the technology, data, and analytics expertise tied to sales distribution channels that can produce considerable revenue for the performing arts sector,” said Rubin “What they bring are new sales channels for these organizations. They are clearly building something special in the world of ticketing and I’m thrilled to be part of the journey.” Rubin was Co-Founder and CEO of Tessitura Network from the company's inception in 2001 until he stepped down during a long-planned transition in 2021. He guided the company from an initial two-person organization with two license holders, to over 725 organizations in ten countries using Tessitura. Rubin’s prior experience includes the position of Chief Financial and Strategic Officer of Hotels.com, where he assisted in a successful IPO for the company in 2000. Jack has an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School and a B.B.A from the University of Texas. About Logitix Logitix is the preeminent monetization engine and ticketing platform for the live event industry, combining optimized pricing, distribution, and inventory management with real-time insights to help sellers and buyers respond to a rapidly changing market environment. The Logitix vision is to automate the entire ticket life cycle and provide data-driven insights to serve the diverse needs of its clients. The company is backed by ZMC and is privately held. For more information about Logitix, visit Logitix.com or find them on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://logitix.com/

June 15, 2022 08:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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All Things Bugs Achieves World First with US Patent for the use of Insects in Sustainable Food Production

All Things Bugs LLC

All Things Bugs LLC, the world’s leading innovator in the insect industry, today announced that it has received a US patent for its unique production method as it continues to develop pioneering products and research in the use of insects as sustainable food ingredients. US patent No. 11,337,451, issued on May 24, is the first US patent specifically focussed on insects as a food source, and it confirms All Things Bugs and its Founder and President Dr Aaron T Dossey as leaders in their field. The firm also has similar issued patents in Canada and Mexico. All Things Bugs is the world’s first insect-based food wholesaler, and, for the last decade, the company has developed products, services and research to promote insects as a viable alternative to traditional protein sources such as meat and dairy. All Things Bugs has focussed its efforts in four key areas: 1) Food product development 2) Insect processing and ingredients 3) Cutting-edge insect farming automation 4) Insect genomics and genetic engineering The patent provides recognition of the company’s spray-drying technology, and opens up new opportunities for the use of insects in global food production. All Things Bugs’ patented breakthrough involves the development of a new wet-grinding and drying technique that ensures edible insects can be ground into a fine powder. It is a process that works equally well with all insects including superworms, crickets, mealworms, grasshoppers, locusts, katydids, caterpillars or flies - emphasizing its versatility, and making it cost-effective to produce. Crucially, it is an environmentally-friendly and sustainable way to increase protein content across a whole range of foods. The end product is a super fine, light-colored powder with a neutral aroma and flavor, which can be blended with other ingredients to make numerous food and beverage products, such as pasta, baked goods, shakes, smoothies, meat alternatives, puffed extruded snacks, bars, cereals, tortillas, pet food / treats and many others. The growing need for a sustainable source of protein. Global food production has long relied on meat and dairy products as its main source of protein. This has had a devastating impact on the environment, with costly resources required to sustain it. Huge amounts of land are cleared every year for farming and agriculture, with water and feed production for cows, pigs, chickens, and even most plant-based proteins generating massive land and water use as well as vast energy consumption on a global scale. By comparison, insects make up the largest most diverse group of organisms on Earth. They are nature’s most sustainable protein source, yet very little has been done to utilize insects for people and for our planet. All Things Bugs takes a holistic view of the benefits insects can bring to humankind. As well as food production, the company is using genetic engineering technologies such as CRISPR to develop insects as a vehicle to manufacture non-food bioproducts for livestock and wild animal vaccines, antibiotics, biomaterials, enzymes and other applications. Its valuable work continues to benefit researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in sustainable food production and the industrial use of insects. “This patent represents a historic opportunity for a shift in mindset towards an overall healthier planet,” said Dr Aaron T Dossey, Founder and President of All Things Bugs. “It proves the potential for turning insects into high quality ingredients efficiently and cost effectively. But, more than that, it is an ethical and sustainable solution to the ongoing challenge of scaling up food production without damaging life on earth in the process.” Dr Dossey published the first text book on the subject, Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients, and is a leading authority in the field, providing valuable guidance on how to develop the insect-based agriculture, food, and biomaterial industries. For further information, contact info@allthingsbugs.com or visit https://allthingsbugs.com/ About All Things Bugs LLC All Things Bugs is the world’s leading innovator in the insect industry. Insects make up the largest most diverse group of organisms on Earth. They are the most sustainable protein source on the planet, beating out other animal and even plant protein sources. They also require far fewer resources such as land, water and feed to produce than animals and most plants, but very little has been done to utilize insects for the benefit of people and our planet. All Things Bugs develops sustainable insect-based solutions, technologies, and products for agriculture, food, and medicine. Contact Details All Things Bugs LLC Dr. Aaron T. Dossey +1 352-281-3643 info@allthingsbugs.com

June 15, 2022 07:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Long-Time Indianapolis Fruit Leader Stepping Back

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Indianapolis Fruit, a member of the FreshEdge family of produce and specialty food companies shares that, effective July 4, 2022, John Cunningham will transition from COO of Indianapolis Fruit to Distribution and Retail Advisor. He will focus on deepening customer relationships, mentoring and developing the evolving executive team, and advising on strategic initiatives. “We’re excited for John to continue positively impacting our team and our customers’ business. He has a tremendous track record of elevating performance,” said Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company. “John has been a great member of our family and has been critical to our growth and development! We are very grateful for everything he has done and look forward to the insight and great things that he will accomplish with our evolving leaders,” said Greg Corsaro, President and COO of FreshEdge, LLC, the parent company of Indianapolis Fruit. “I’m excited to announce that after 40 plus years in the produce industry and 19 with Indianapolis Fruit and the FreshEdge Team, I’ve decided to step back. I’m looking forward to enjoying my personal and professional life at a different pace. I’m eager to continue to work with Daniel Corsaro and our team to enhance our retail merchandising and education programs,” said John Cunningham, Indianapolis Fruit Company. Indianapolis Fruit will continue to be led by Daniel Corsaro, President, and the existing executive team. As part of this transition, Ross Nelson will transition from Vice President of Retail Execution to Vice President of Procurement. About Indianapolis Fruit Indianapolis Fruit, a FreshEdge company, distributes fresh produce, value-added, specialty foods, and floral to retail grocers in 20 states across the Midwest, central, and southeastern areas of the United States. Offering more than 3,500 available skus, 500 plus organic items, and a full-service fresh cut division, Indianapolis Fruit continues to deliver on what consumers want. For more information, visit www.indyfruit.com Contact Details Indianapolis Fruit Company Daniel Corsaro, President +1 317-981-3442 dccorsaro@indyfruit.com Company Website https://indyfruit.com/

June 14, 2022 10:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mike Bako’s Guide to Father’s Day Gifts That Will Become Year-Round Favorites

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/OjMDmH1C4OQ Thinking about what to get dad for Father’s Day? Wondering what to get for the guy who has everything? Looking to avoid cliched gifts like ties and coffee mugs? You’re not alone. Mike Bako, the Modern Man, Trends Editor of Daily National, father of two beautiful boys, has some ideas that can help. With Father’s Day around the corner, many of us are scrambling to figure out the perfect gift for dad, without resorting to old standbys. This year, it’s time to get creative, and find something Dad will actually use and enjoy. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer survey spending on gifts for Father’s Day is expected to total $20 billion. That comes out to around $170 on average that people will spend honoring dad. Spending patterns also reflect the sentimental nature of the holiday as consumers are prioritizing unique and meaningful gifts. That means everyone will be looking for ways to manage and save their money, discover deals, and most importantly…shop smart. Gift ideas that can help dad around the house: This time of year, so many of us are prepping the outside of our homes and backyards for the warm summer months ahead. BBQ cleaned off, pool uncovered, grass mowed, but what about inside our homes and what about when the inevitable, unwanted, and pesky insects pay a visit. If you find yourself in that situation or the dad in your life does, there is a great product from Zevo that can help and makes a great gift. The Zevo Flying Insect Trap eliminates flying insects without spraying chemical insecticides. Just plug it into any wall socket to activate an irresistible blue light to continuously attract and trap insects over time into a powerful adhesive backing you never have to touch! The trap has no chemical insecticides, no odors, and no messes, so you can confidently and discreetly use it in any room. Traps conveniently work day and night to help protect your family from pesky flying insects. For information: https://zevoinsect.com/flying-insect-trap-starter-kit-model-3/ How to shop smart: If you want to be smart with your spending, you want to buy things that the dad in your life will use. For the dad that likes to entertain and grill in the backyard, road trip, tailgate, camp or go fishing, the Magellan Outdoors Pro Explore Leakproof Square 12 Can Cooler is sure to keep his beverages ice-cold the entire day. Magellan Outdoors Pro Explore Leakproof Square 12 Can Cooler For the dads on the go there is a great option from Duluth Trading Company. Its their Buck Naked Boxers. No pinch. No stink. No Sweat! Almost feels as if you are wearing no underwear at all! They’re stretchy, yet supportive too, for extra ease when you’re climbing or kneeling. They also wick sweat for efficiently than any cotton skivvies out there to keep you drier. Plus, they’re treated to fight order. Men’s Buck Naked Boxers The best part about gifting either of these items and if you do want to be smart with your spending is that you can get them on Ibotta. Ibotta is a leading free cash back rewards platform and they offer cash back rewards on purchases from more than 2,700+ leading brands and retail partners. There have been more than 40 million downloads to date making it one of the most frequently used shopping platforms in the U.S. To date, Ibotta shoppers have redeemed more than $1.1 billion in cash back rewards For more information, visit dailynational.com About Mike Bako Mike Bako is a broadcast and digital journalist. Reuters, FOX News, Fox Business, WPIX in New York, and ESPN Radio all frequently rely on Mike’s insights on new trends, current events, sports, and culture. He currently serves as editor of the lifestyle and news website Daily National. Mike is also a father to two beautiful boys, Henry and Evan. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 13, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Celebrate National Candy Month in June

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Kick off summer with National Candy Month in June! This month-long celebration occurs each June to celebrate Americans’ favorite confectionery treats, their contributions to emotional well-being and the good times they bring to summer occasions. Recently, Lauren Boland and Carly Schildhaus from the National Confectioners Association participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss Americans’ favorite candies and the connection between candy and emotional well-being. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/01lDotBhb2U Confectionery enjoys a special place in American life all year round, but as Americans embark on road trips, beach vacations and other summer adventures, chocolate and candy will play an even more important role in their celebrations. In fact, 71% of Americans say their summer holiday celebrations will involve these fun treats, according to a National Confectioners Association survey. Some more findings from the survey: 83% of people headed on a road trip this summer will enjoy chocolate and candy. 63% of beachgoers in the U.S. will bring candy with them. 76% of Americans who plan to go camping will bring candy. The survey also reveals that when in the mood for something sweet, Americans prefer chocolate, gummy candy and taffy for summer adventures, with watermelon, cherry and strawberry as their favorite summer candy flavors. As National Candy Month begins, the confectionery industry continues to provide chocolate and candy treats in a variety of sizes, types and formats for all types of consumers to enjoy, whether they’re having a piece of chocolate, sharing something sweet with a friend or celebrating a special moment or occasion. Regardless of how they consume their favorite treats, the average American enjoys chocolate and candy 2-3 times per week, averaging 40 calories per day and just one teaspoon of added sugar per day. For more information on National Candy Month, visit NationalCandyMonth.com. About the National Confectioners Association (NCA): The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates more than $37 billion in retail sales each year. Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints, the industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and work to ensure that chocolate and candy are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 13, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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SMALL BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON MAY NOW APPLY FOR $200,000 IN RELIEF GRANTS AVAILABLE FROM THE “READY FOR BUSINESS FUND”

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The Ready for Business Fund formed by GSBA – Washington’s LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce – and Comcast is now accepting applications from small businesses throughout Washington seeking financial assistance. Small businesses owners may apply starting today, June 13 through June 26, 2022, at theGSBA.org/ready-for-business. More than $200,000 in grants will be allocated to at least 80 small businesses throughout the state. Watch a video about the Ready for Business Fund here: https://youtu.be/DRDM_0A6ITM. The grant application is short and easy to complete. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of volunteers from around the state representing diverse backgrounds and skill sets. All grant recipients will receive wrap-around services from GSBA that include membership and business consulting. All grant applicants will be notified by the last week of July. According to a 2022 survey, almost all small businesses (97%) are concerned about inflation, and rising costs are the most significant threats small businesses currently face. To provide some relief, the Ready for Business Fund will provide $2,500 cash grants to small businesses with an emphasis on owners who are at greater risk due to systemic barriers, including people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Small businesses located in rural areas of Washington will also be considered. The Ready for Business Fund was founded in the summer of 2020 with a $100,000 investment from Comcast and GSBA as the fund manager. Over the past two years, the fund has distributed $2,500 cash grants to more than 130 small businesses in Washington. About GSBA Established in 1981, GSBA is Washington State's LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce and is the largest of its kind in North America. The chamber represents over 1,400 small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace. GSBA proudly serves as a connector across the region, bringing communities together through business while advocating for civil rights and small business. GSBA also promotes LGBTQ+ tourism through Travel Out Seattle, advocates for small businesses in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood through the Capitol Hill Business Alliance (CHBA) and invests in the next generation of LGBTQ and allied leaders through the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Andy Colley Andy_Colley@Comcast.com Company Website https://washington.comcast.com/

June 13, 2022 05:55 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Prepare Today with ReadyWise for the 2022 Hurricane Season

ReadyWise, Inc.

With the 2022 hurricane season underway, ReadyWise, the leader in Emergency Food Supplies, is here to help families prepare ahead of time. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, we will see another unusually active hurricane season in 2022 with an estimated six major hurricanes. As we have seen from history, storms can be detrimental to communities. When government resources are strained, it can be days-if, not weeks-before fresh food is available. If you are in a hurricane-prone region, know the risks in your area and secure backup food, water, power, and a bug-out bag. ReadyWise is here to alleviate some stress with their Hurricane Essentials Sale. "I recommend putting together a hurricane basics kit with food, water, a light source, a phone charger, and a first aid kit," says John Dawson, Meteorologist at Fox 26 Houston. "ReadyWise partners with organizations like the American Red Cross and has created hurricane-specific products geared towards emergency preparedness with a long shelf life." If you want to learn more about what products are best suited for hurricane preparedness, follow John Dawson on Fox 26 to check out reviews on hurricane-tested gear. ReadyWise has created a collection page of hurricane essentials with meal solutions and bug-out bags. They offer limited-time deals while supplies last, like their buy three, get one FREE deal on their 2022 Limited Edition Hurricane Kit Family Bundle. Each kit includes three days' worth of food and drink with 12 servings of lunch/dinner, 8 servings of breakfast entrees, and 12 servings of milk with up to a 25-year shelf life. They have also created ready-to-go bug-out bags with their buy three, get one FREE Survival Backpack Bundle. These are perfect for any evacuation scenario and include 32 total servings of food, 5 water pouches, first aid and hygiene kit, and additional supplies like a portable stove, flashlight, waterproof matches, a mylar blanket, and more. Over the last couple of years, we have seen the tole that panic buying takes on communities, so don’t wait until a warning is issued and the stores are empty and closed. There are great ways to stay up to date, like listening to local weather alerts and using the NOAA Hurricane Tracker tool. This tracker shows active storms in real-time in the Atlantic or Eastern Pacific regions, monitored via satellites. They also offer informational tips to prepare for a hurricane, including creating a family emergency plan, having an evacuation plan, and steps to strengthen your home. "Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena," states the NOAA. "By knowing what actions to take before the hurricane season begins, when a hurricane approaches, and when the storm is in your area and what to do after a hurricane leaves your area, you can increase your chance of survival." FloridaDisaster.org has created an online disaster supply checklist that you can download to ensure you have all the essentials covered. This includes important documents secured, pet care items, a list of phone numbers, first aid items, and special items like those for infants and family members with disabilities. For food, they recommend non-perishable packaged foods much like ReadyWise's freeze-dried ready-to-eat meals where you just add water. ReadyWise is the only disaster-proof food company that allows you to rehydrate your meal even without power if you have water, hot or cold. They also have disaster-proof packaging featured in their Emergency Grab Bag Bundle. This buy three, get one FREE deal is a two-day meal solution. Each bag contains 60 servings of food in a 10L dry bag. You can reuse this waterproof bag to store items like documents and electronics in case of flooding. To shop and learn more about ReadyWise products, go to www.ReadyWise.com. Follow John Dawson from Fox 26 Houston on social media for up-to-date hurricane news and gear reviews. About ReadyWise Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, ReadyWise is a provider of freeze-dried and dehydrated foods for emergency preparedness, everyday consumption, outdoor activities. The Company was founded in 2008 and has over 175 employees. More information on ReadyWise can be found on the firm’s website www.readywise.com. Contact Details ReadyWise, Inc Tim Lawlor +1 801-383-1356 tlawlor@readywise.com

June 10, 2022 05:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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How Parents Can Help Kids Financially Prepare For Post-Graduation

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Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

June 10, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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