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Arey Closes Oversubscribed $4.15 Million Seed Fund Round

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

November 16, 2022 09:04 AM Eastern Standard Time

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

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

November 16, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Don Londrés Premium Tequila Appoints Barbara Cyzon as Head of Brand Operations

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(Los Angeles, Nov 16, 2022)-- Don Londrés is the newest premium tequila, crafted using 100% agave, created by music mogul and serial entrepreneur Dre London, alongside legendary masters of the spirit, the González family. Launched in May 2022, Don Londrés is quickly growing in distribution in North America and the brand is pleased to announce Barbara Cyzon has been appointed Head of Brand Operations effective as of late November 2022. Cyzon joins the Don Londrés team where she will bring her love for building brands and hospitality into the culture of the luxurious tequila. Working alongside Dre London, Cyzon’s expertise will be instrumental in helping lead the brand strategically across international markets during a time of unprecedented growth and forward expansion. Her vast knowledge of the alcohol industry comes from her time representing the Remy Cointreau portfolio for the largest market in Canada. Cyzon was responsible for the execution of National marketing programs and the development of key strategic partnerships and activations including Live Nation, Veld Music Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Barbara Cyzon’s love for the entertainment industry started young, being exposed to music at an early age in a musical home. Her passion for creativity and academia led her to pursue her Bachelor’s in business at Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University and shortly after began her career at Universal Music Canada. She later moved to take on the role of Entertainment Sales at Thompson Hotel, where she helped advance tours, book artist stays, develop lifestyle programming which would bring her to eventually meeting Dre London. As Head of Brand Operations, Cyzon’s responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Develop, plan, and execute the implementation of marketing activities, both on premise and in retail across North America Lead brand strategy development across all markets, working in partnership with stakeholders Oversee distribution of products while managing relationships and driving collaboration with supply partners Participate in forecasting budgets and overall management of performance vs. growth targets Develop and manage field marketing teams and activate on premise and events, working closely with various partnerships " We are excited to bring Barbara Cyzon onboard as Head of Brand Operations for my rapidly growing premium tequila, Don Londres. Her experience in the entertainment industry and key efforts on the Remy Cointreau portfolio makes her the perfect fit to lead operations and help take Don Londrés to the next level.” - Dre London, Founder and CEO of Don Londrés About Don Londrés Founded by music manager and entrepreneur Dre London, Don Londrés is not just a tequila, it’s a lifestyle—modern, classic, simplicist—that adds a luxurious taste to every moment of life you choose to toast in celebration. As a business powerhouse who jets around the globe year-round, London has tasted the best the world has to offer. So, when it came to creating the finest tequila on the market, he knew exactly what he was looking for. The brand was crafted using 100% agave alongside legendary masters of the spirit, the González family of Mexico. Don Londrés, which will launch with a smooth, creamy Blanco this summer, is the finest tequila made for celebrating life’s finest moments—always responsibly, always with style, always with love. Contact Details Pia Malihi pia@fullscopepr.com Company Website https://www.donlondres.com/

November 16, 2022 06:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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2022 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Returns in Person with 15,000+ Registrants

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation

The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, America’s largest Thanksgiving Day race, returns in person on this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. The Turkey Trot has donated more than $11 million to date in support of local charities. More than 15,000 registrants are expected to participate in person and virtually this year. This year’s Turkey Trot will feature thousands of entrants running, walking or jogging the course in person on Thanksgiving morning. There are several events to choose from with the 5K and 10K runs and walks, along with a Kids Fun Run and a costume contest. Elite runners, joggers, and walkers enjoy the downtown San Jose course, which is flat, fast, and flows through local neighborhoods and business areas. This year’s event will continue to offer the flexibility of a virtual race anytime between November 24-30. WHEN & WHERE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022 Start Time: 8:30 AM Location: Downtown San Jose, W. Santa Clara Street and 1st Street Note: Media opportunities with Ahmad Thomas, CEO of SVLG and Executive Director of the SVLG Foundation, will be available upon request. Please email press@svlg.org to register and request an interview. “The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot has become a beloved Thanksgiving tradition, raising millions to support our most vulnerable families in San Jose and across the region. I’m delighted to see the race return in person this year and can’t wait to see everyone in person on race day,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “We are delighted that the 18th Annual Turkey Trot returns to an in-person event this year,” said Silicon Valley Leadership Foundation Chairwoman Sonu Ratra. “ We’re proud that we’ve raised more than $11 million over the history of the Turkey Trot. During this time of increasing economic uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that our Silicon Valley community – and our friends beyond the Bay Area – participate by walking, running, or supporting the event through their financial pledges.” "As a founder of the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, Applied Materials couldn’t be more excited to see this important event bring people back together to support our community," said Joe Pon, Corporate Vice President, Applied Materials, Inc. “Through the hardest days of the pandemic, the race moved online to raise vitally needed funds for the community, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing everyone on the starting line on Thanksgiving morning to keep this tradition going strong.” Beneficiaries of the Turkey Trot include: Second Harvest Silicon Valley, The Health Trust, Healthier Kids Foundation, and Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County. For more information and to register, please visit: http://svturkeytrot.com/. About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the region by raising and distributing funds for food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education and other needs. For more information, please visit: svlg.org/foundation. ### Contact Details Silicon Valley Leadership Group Laura Wilkinson - SVP, Head of Communications +1 669-319-2857 press@svlg.org

November 15, 2022 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

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Best Nomad Travel Insurance & Health Insurance for Expats

Digital Nomad World

In recent years, the world of global travel has been turned upside down: we’ve all had to deal with the fallout from a global pandemic and global conflicts. These kinds of unforeseen events have made simply hopping on a plane and jetting off to a different destination a little more difficult than usual. Especially for expats or nomads whose jet-setting lifestyles often mean living in different destinations and traveling without restrictions. Now more than ever, making sure you’ve got the right travel insurance for you is very important for your travels around the world. The thing is, the type of travel insurance that has traditionally been offered doesn’t always fit with the non-traditional lifestyle of nomads or expats. However, in the last few years, nomads’ insurance, which has been developed with both expats and nomads in mind, has taken the market by storm. This wave of specialized insurance companies have thrown out the rule books and created packages that allow nomads to travel and work without worry. Here, at Digital Nomad World, we’re no strangers to global travel and all of the pitfalls that can come with it. For the past year, we’ve taken a look at some of the best nomads’ insurance offerings out there, and picked out the best Nomad Travel and insurance company you should be looking at for all of your travel and medical insurance needs while on the road. Top Recommended Health & Travel Insurance for Nomads PassportCard ( www.passportcardnomads.com ) These guys are offering something a little revolutionary in the world of nomads insurance. Gone are the days when you were required to pay out of your pocket for trips to the doctors when abroad, and then had to spend your time claiming your cash back from your insurance company. Instead, PassportCard is quite simply a Visa card that you use to pay for any medical treatment upfront, no more waiting on your insurance company to pay out. Rather than conventional insurance, this is pretty much a debit card meaning you won’t be limited to what medical providers you use. The process is extremely simple: If you need help with medical expenses, get in touch with PassportCard; they will load your red card with money and then you just pay for whatever medical expenses need paying for. This is not normal expats or nomads’ insurance in the slightest, and for that reason it’s probably one of the best offerings for globe trotters right now. You can even buy it while abroad -tailor-make your plan to suit your trip and extend or cancel at any time, anywhere in the world. Plans start from $59 per month. Why did we choose PassportCard as the best Nomad Insurance? With its bold website and colorful design, PassportCard ticks a lot of boxes for those who want an affordable yet comprehensive nomads’ insurance option. Billing themselves as “a global social safety net”, PassportCard offers everything from a simple baseline insurance coverage to the most comprehensive insurance packages. This digital nomad-specific insurance gives you coverage for unforeseen injuries or illness while you’re abroad which includes any stays at a hospital or visits to a doctor. Travel disruption such as lost luggage, unplanned overnight stays, and emergency evacuation from things like flooding is also taken care of. The company has been backed up by a string of good reviews from digital nomads who have used their flexible policy to make sure their trip runs as smoothly as possible. The easy subscription model is something that ticks a lot of boxes for many looking for nomads’ insurance. Simply log on and get covered. Nomad and Expat Insurance Final Thoughts Though it may be more expensive than other companies, for the money you spend, you get excellent protection from a company that provides a reliable service. The founders of the company are nomads themselves, so you can trust that they know what they need to deliver in terms of insurance for digital nomads. These guys don’t just cover digital nomads, but also travelers, remote workers, and even expats. All in all, PassportCard feels like a much more grown-up option for your nomads insurance. Along with all the other perks, they also offer plans for families and couples. The benefits of opting for PassportCard nomads’ insurance with this particular company include a secure VPN for checking your bank account, access to airport lounges for late flights, and an emergency response team for those events when time is of the essence. They even offer virtual counseling sessions to keep your mental health in check after spending time alone on the road, something which could really help to make your life as an expat or nomad much more comfortable. To get your Travel Insurance by PassportCard check out their website here The Digital Nomad World is a platform created by digital nomads for digital nomads. We strive to offer fellow DN's a platform that addresses every aspect of a DN's lifestyle. This post may contain affiliate links and DNworld may earn a small commission when you click on the links at no addiational cost to you. Contact Details Digital Nomad World partners@thedigitalnomadworld.com Company Website https://digitalnomads.world/

November 15, 2022 12:02 PM Eastern Standard Time

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NaRaYa Announced as Official Sponsor of APEC Voices of the Future 2022 Held in Thailand

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NaRaYa, a lifestyle brand that offers handbags and accessories to customers worldwide, has signed on as official sponsor of APEC Voices of the Future 2022, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand in parallel with the APEC CEO Summit 2022 between November 13-18, 2022. Under this year’s theme, “Open. Connect. Balance.” with an emphasis on readiness to drive APEC forward to be open to all opportunities, connect in all dimensions, and balance in all aspects. NaRaYa is the sponsor of the APEC Voices of the Future 2022 program, as well as designing and producing a special bag collection for programme members and meeting attendees. On November 14, the company will host a special event at its headquarters for the delegates to attend. The APEC Voices of the Future program was first launched in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event aims to provide opportunities for young people from 21 APEC economic zones to engage in activities that promote the exchange of perspectives and solutions on issues related to the future of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, where they discuss the challenging issues, opportunities, and solutions with the same objective as the APEC summit. Youth leaders will also be able to listen to the visions of executives from the world’s leading companies attending the APEC CEO summit. NaRaYa was founded in 1989, in Bangkok, Thailand by Mr. Vassilios Lathouras and Ms. Wasna Roongsaenthong. NaRaYa's products are artistically crafted, using high-quality materials to produce uniquely designed handbags and accessories at reasonable prices for everyone. The company is constantly developing products and expanding its product line to meet the ever-changing needs of consumers, while also supporting local communities across Thailand by providing job opportunities and generating income for locals. "We are delighted to be a part of the APEC Voices of the Future 2022 program, which provides a platform for the younger generation to have their voices heard and to showcase their full potential to the world, and we are honored to be a part of their journey,” said Pasin Lathouras, Chief Corporate Strategy Officer of NaRaYa. Lathouras added, “I firmly believe in providing opportunities for the new generation, and I’m inspired by what they are doing to make the world a more equal, sustainable, and greener place. More and more people are becoming aware of global issues that are occurring around the world, and the younger generation has become the forefront in raising these issues.” For more information about NaRaYa, please visit our website www.naraya.com For more information about APEC VOTF 2022, please visit www.apecvoicesofthefuture.org/ Contact Details NaRaYa Sakao Praditsuwan +66 66 113 4363 sakao.pr@naraya.com Company Website https://www.naraya.com/

November 15, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Extreme Weather Puts Strain on Dairy Cows Across The Globe, Is Plant-Milk the Answer?

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Extreme weather conditions across the globe are putting a strain on dairy cows, drying up milk production and withering crops that feed the cattle. Heat and drought in India, Australia and France are threatening long-term global dairy supply, including everything from butter to baby formula. Due to extreme weather brought on by climate change, some of the world's largest milk-producing regions are becoming less hospitable to these animals: Cows produce less milk when stressed by high temperatures, and arid conditions and storms exacerbate the problem by withering or destroying the grass and other crops they eat. In fact, some scientists predict that climate change will cost the dairy industry around $2.2 billion per year by the end of the century in the United States alone. According to another study, if greenhouse gas emissions remain high, the dairy and meat industries could lose $39.94 billion per year to heat stress by that same date. Fortunately, new and innovative alternative milk products are being developed for the market and consumers have been responding well. Plant-Based Milk Market Continues to Gain Steam Alternative dairy and plant-based milk are not new, but they have continued to rise in popularity over the years. In 2022, the plant-based milk market reached $38.9 billion after doubling in the previous five years. And over the next decade, the global market is expected to quadruple. As the market grows and evolves, new plant-based milk formulations are replacing old ones as consumer favorites. Soy milk was popular at first, but it gave way to almond milk. Now, oat milk is rapidly gaining popularity. Even as oat milk becomes more popular, a new plant-based milk trend is emerging: sesame milk. Some of the key factors behind the market's growth are the rising prevalence of dairy intolerance, as well as growing concern for the planet. Add to that increasing consumer awareness of the health of animals, and it’s easy to see why the plant-based milk industry is expected to continue rising in the coming years. Of course, alternatives like almond milk still take a toll on the planet due to high water usage and damage to bee populations. Luckily, there are new alternatives like sesame milk, which uses 95% less water compared to almond milk and thrives in arid climates around the globe, from South America to Africa to Asia. As consumers become more environmentally conscious, The Planting Hope Company Inc. (TSXV:MYLK) (OTCQB:MYLKF ) is gaining attention. The Planting Hope Company Inc. (TSXV:MYLK) (OTCQB:MYLKF) creates, introduces, and grows distinctively innovative plant-based and environmentally responsible food and beverage brands. Planting Hope 's innovative and award-winning products meet critical needs in the exploding plant-based food and beverage market. This rapidly growing company is focused on producing plant-based milk made from sustainable and highly nutritious sesame. The company's Sesame Milk has received numerous awards and nominations. Hope and Sesame Sesamemilk is just one of four fast-growing food and beverage brands owned by this company. The Planting Hope brand family includes RightRice® Veggie Rice, Mozaics(™) Real Veggie Chips, and Veggicopia® Veggie Snacks in addition to Hope and Sesame® (Sesamemilk and Barista Blend Sesamemilk). Planting Hope is a women-managed and women-led business with a focus on nutrition, sustainability, and diversity, founded by seasoned food industry entrepreneurs. Planting Hope Launches RightRice in Walmart Stores Across Canada The Planting Hope Company has already established and is expanding its relationships with major North American retailers and distributors, with products available in 8,500+ grocery stores and 50,000+ distribution points, including Whole Foods, Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market, and others. The company has continued to execute its business plan since the beginning of 2022, expanding its core products in key channels as well as setting up new products and distribution that will reach scale in 2023. Earlier today, Planting Hope announced that its RightRice® Veggie Rice brand is launching in 180 Walmart stores across Canada, representing 720 new total distribution points (TDP). This marks the second major product launch in the Canadian market in the fourth quarter. “Walmart is an exciting place to launch RightRice in dual-language packaging to Canadian customers,” said Matt LeBeau, founder and CEO of LeBeau Excel Ltd., the company’s retail broker of record in Canada. “Walmart is increasing its focus on delivering plant-based and sustainable products to its shoppers, given increasing demand from Canadians for more nutritious and delicious food and beverages, and RightRice is a strong fit for that mission.” Planting Hope also recently announced the addition of RightRice® Veggie Rice and Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk to Dot Foods, Inc.'s product line. The biggest foodservice re-distributor in North America, Dot, will soon stock award-winning Hope and Sesame® Barista Blend Sesamemilk in 32 oz shelf-stable cartons and Original RightRice® Veggie Rice in bulk 20lb bags. Hope and Sesame Sesamemilk Now Available in 382 Loblaw Stores in Canada in Dual-Language Packaging On November 8, Planting Hope launched its Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk line in Canada with Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's top grocery retailer. Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk will be available in 382 Loblaw stores across Canada in November 2022 in Canadian-compliant dual-language packaging under multiple banners, including Loblaws, Fortinos, and Provigo. Packaged in shelf-stable 946ml (32oz) cartons in three flavors (Barista Blend Sesamemilk, Original Sesamemilk, and Unsweetened Original Sesamemilk), Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk is now available in the plant milk section of Loblaw stores. Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk offers Canadians delicious plant-based milk with vitamin, mineral, and protein content comparable to dairy milk. For more information on The Planting Hope Company (TSXV:MYLK) (OTCQB:MYLKF), please visit this link or their website at https://plantinghopecompany.com. 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Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and are based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management in light of management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that management believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances, as of the date of this document including, without limitation, assumptions about: (a) the ability to raise any necessary additional capital on reasonable terms to execute The Planting Hope Company Inc.’s business plan; (b) that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner; (c) The Planting Hope Company Inc.’s ability to procure equipment and operating supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis; (d) The Planting Hope Company Inc.s ability to enter into contractual arrangements with additional Pharmacies; (e) the accuracy of budgeted costs and expenditures; (f) The Planting Hope Company Inc.s ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; (g) political and regulatory stability; (h) the receipt of governmental, regulatory and third-party approvals, licenses and permits on favorable terms; (i) changes in applicable legislation; (j) stability in financial and capital markets; and (k) expectations regarding the level of disruption to as a result of CV-19. Such forward-looking information involves a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of The Planting Hope Company Inc.. to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, without limitation: (a) The Planting Hope Company Inc.s operations could be adversely affected by possible future government legislation, policies and controls or by changes in applicable laws and regulations; (b) public health crises such as CV-19 may adversely impact PThe Planting Hope Company Inc.’s business; (c) the volatility of global capital markets; (d) political instability and changes to the regulations governing The Planting Hope Company Inc.’s business operations (e) The Planting Hope Company Inc. may be unable to implement its growth strategy; and (f) increased competition. Except as required by law, The Planting Hope Company Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Neither does The Planting Hope Company Inc. nor any of its representatives make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, sufficiency or completeness of the information in this document. Neither The Planting Hope Company Inc. nor any of its representatives shall have any liability whatsoever, under contract, tort, trust or otherwise, to you or any person resulting from the use of the information in this document by you or any of your representatives or for omissions from the information in this document. 7) Any graphs, tables or other information demonstrating the historical performance or current or historical attributes of The Planting Hope Company Inc. or any other entity contained in this document are intended only to illustrate historical performance or current or historical attributes of The Planting Hope Company Inc. or such entities and are not necessarily indicative of future performance of The Planting Hope Company Inc. or such entities. 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November 15, 2022 06:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

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World Champion Fantasy Signs First-Ever Strategic Esports Data and Streaming Partnership with Edgio

World Champion Fantasy

World Champion Fantasy (WCF), the world’s first online fantasy esports platform, announced a strategic esports partnership with Edgio to power the upcoming release of PlayerX. The exclusive partnership will leverage Edgio’s industry-leading Uplynk platform that enables World Champion Fantasy to go to market quickly with PlayerX and scale operations with a fraction of the resources. For the first time, streaming video will be synced with player data (e.g., kills, headshots) from esports tournaments. Player and team statistics will automatically be tagged, cataloged, and uploaded as searchable video clips -- allowing fans on World Champion Fantasy’s upcoming platform, PlayerX, to stream, promote, and share esports highlights as they happen. World Champion Fantasy’s PlayerX is an innovative platform combining elements of traditional fantasy sports with esports. PlayerX allows fans to assemble a dream team of esport athletes and then live stream games that simultaneously display insights and stats. PlayerX elevates the traditional fantasy sports experience by enabling fans to customize interactive avatars and theme music, providing expansive chat capabilities, and more. Another appealing feature is that PlayerX subscribers no longer have to search multiple platforms for the most up-to-date information and highlights of their favorite streamers and athletes. These features are available on one non-gambling platform suitable for all ages. “This is a big deal for the future of fantasy sports -- and Edgio understood this vision. This partnership puts the fantasy sports user experience front and center, utilizing data, engagement insights, and streaming capabilities to deliver dynamic and engaging fan experiences,” said Mike Vela, CEO of World Champion Fantasy. “The fantasy experience is one-dimensional, with users simply interacting with text and numbers. By incorporating real-time stats and video into our PlayerX platform, users can flex and troll their opponents, search and watch the best clips and share highlights with their friends and followers.” “Working with World Champion Fantasy, Edgio will provide our industry-leading technology and streaming solutions to one of the fastest growing and influential market segments - esports. This collaboration will help us better understand the needs and behaviors of our esports streaming customers and use those insights to improve our products and services,” said Bob Lyons, Edgio CEO. WCF’s PlayerX will officially launch fantasy games for Valorant and CSGO in Q1 2023, and later in 2023 will incorporate League of Legends and Call of Duty. For more information, please visit WorldChampionFantasy.com. About World Champion Fantasy World Champion Fantasy is the next generation of fantasy sports as the first platform of its kind pairing best-in-class technology and UX with the most exclusive content in esports. We are at the future of fantasy and at the forefront of the evolving esports industry creating an immersive real-time interactive competitive experience, live data and video feeds all on one platform. For more information on World Champion Fantasy, please visit: https://worldchampionfantasy.com Contact Details HPL Digital Sport for WCF Sterling Randle +1 801-319-6153 srandle@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://worldchampionfantasy.com/

November 15, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Paper Culture Earns Prestigious B Corp™ Certification

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Paper Culture, the leader in modern, sustainable wedding invitations, holiday cards, stationery, and personalized gifts is proud to announce it is now a Certified B Corporation®, a certification awarded to companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance. Certified B Corporations™ are for-profit businesses with verified social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp™ businesses are required to consider the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders, customers, employees, the community, and the environment. B Corp™ companies are accelerating a global cultural shift to redefine success in business and build a more sustainable and inclusive community. It is a prestigious certification given to fewer than 3000 companies in the United States. “The rigorous certification process asks how well you are doing in using your business as a force for good,” says Paper Culture Co-Founder Christopher Wu. “It's a simple, yet powerful concept that explores each company's commitment to bettering the stakeholders it serves including workers, communities, customers, and the planet. We are thrilled to be leading our industry in our new accreditation and hope to inspire other companies to do the same.” Paper Culture has planted a tree for every order (more than one-million and counting) since the company’s inception 14-years ago and today has expanded its commitment to include sponsoring reforestation projects that focus on social, economic, and planetary benefits. A recent project in partnership with Trees for the Future assists local landowners in the Tabor region of Tanzania where almost 70% of the population of Tanzania is living under the poverty line. Farmers are trained to plant fruit bearing trees and vegetable crops that support the local economy creating a sustainable ecosystem from both economic and environmental perspectives. “We are proud to join other incredibly impactful B Corps™ such as Patagonia, Allbirds, and Ben & Jerry’s”, says Wu. “Our mission is to create products whose beauty is evident both visually and because of their commitment to sustainability. Whether it’s the circular story of the 100% post-consumer recycled paper used in our cards, the projects we sponsor to offset our carbon footprint, or the trees that we plant with every order - every customer is an opportunity to share hope. Our hope is that by delivering products that help rather than hurt the planet, our customers will have an amazing experience. They will demand the same from other companies. They will tell their friends. Their friends will tell others. And that’s how we begin a movement. We are proud today to be joining other companies in exactly that movement.” About Paper Culture: Paper Culture’s mission is to inspire people through contemporary design, quality personalized products and a belief that our actions can and must work towards solving the issue of our generation: the Climate Crisis. For more than a decade Paper Culture has offered modern, customizable, eco-friendly cards, wedding invitations, and stationery printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and has planted a tree for every order - more than one-million and counting! Contact Details Kathy Pape kathy@papepr.com Company Website https://www.paperculture.com/

November 15, 2022 08:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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