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FutureTrack® by Union Savings Bank, a Goal-Based Planning Service Offers Unique Combination of Personal Coaching, Financial Insights and Digital Tools

Union Savings Bank

Union Savings Bank, a Danbury, Conn.-based community bank, announces the availability of “FutureTrack® by Union Savings Bank,” a goal-based planning service for customers. The program is designed to help customers achieve a variety of life goals – home ownership, starting a family, college planning, saving and budgeting, retirement and more – through one-on-one support with personal FutureTrack coaches and on-going financial insights and digital tools for managing finances. “We know people have diverse financial goals at varying stages of life, and each person defines success differently. But going it alone can be daunting,” said Rick Judd, USB’s Executive Vice President overseeing FutureTrack. “FutureTrack is an opportunity for people to finally feel like they are not tackling financial decisions on their own. Our FutureTrack coaches will help guide people so they can tackle life goals one at a time, building financial habits that will help them throughout their financial journey.” Judd also stated that with inflation rising and recent studies showing that nearly two-thirds of Americans are considered financially unhealthy, FutureTrack is more important than ever. The first step with FutureTrack (click to view:15 videos) is to book an appointment with the FutureTrack team for an assessment. A FutureTrack coach will ask questions about the person’s current financial situation, future goals, both short- and long-term. From there, the coach and “FutureTracker” set a plan on how to achieve those goals. The FutureTrackers will then receive frequent check-ins, educational materials, and recommendations to support them on their unique financial journey. To book an appointment, people can visit any USB branch, book an appointment online, or call the Customer Service Center at 866-872-1866. To become a “FutureTracker” and receive ongoing support, a relationship with USB is required, which enables the customer to take full advantage of the digital tools. Judd also explained that FutureTrack provides the perfect combination of human and technological support that people desire. “Access to ongoing coaching with an assigned FutureTrack coach with regular check-ins, our artificial intelligence (AI) tool like Spending Insights that help monitor spending habits, and USB Round-Up that enables customers to round up USB debit card purchases and automatically move that money into a savings account, plus educational information – all work together to help customers achieve their goals. We know there is a significant need for this kind of service based on industry research and feedback from our customers, and we don’t believe there’s anything quite like FutureTrack in the local community bank space.” According to Forbes “Most consumers are ’goal-oriented’ and focused on long-term savings goals. When it comes to those goals…people are hungry for more help reaching them and personalized advice at key moments. Increasingly, that help could come from artificial intelligence. A recent Accenture survey of North American banking customers discovered 46 percent are willing to use ‘robo-advice,’ 40 percent would consider switching banks to get more personalized service, and 39 percent said they want their financial institution to provide ‘actionable financial advice on a proactive, real-time basis.’” Judd adds, “This is not a one-and-done program ─ it is an ongoing understanding of the customer and their financial goals. FutureTrack is here for our customers throughout their journey, no matter the changes along the way.” In terms of the certified coaches, there are currently 23 Union Savings Bank FutureTrack coaches, and the Bank has more currently going through the certification process. The plan is to add more coaches on an on-going basis, as well. Each coach has completed extensive training through BVS Performance Solutions, a leading financial training company. The coaches are also trained to help customers navigate the various products and services Union Savings Bank offers and can direct customers to various subject matter experts, like mortgage loan originators, financial advisors, and business banking loan officers. Judd said that FutureTrack is yet another example of how the bank is using technology combined with personal service to benefit customers in their daily lives. “This service is designed to enhance the customer experience and help our customers feel like they have a trusted partner they can rely on. It’s less transactional and more relationship-driven and ultimately helps improve financial well-being, all of which are part of our mission.” For more information, please visit FutureTrack www.unionsavings.com/futuretrack. Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Union Savings Bank is a $3.0 billion mutual bank dedicated to being the bank of choice. As a full-service financial institution, Union Savings Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment, trust and insurance products throughout western Connecticut with 25 offices in Bethel, Brookfield, Canton, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Marble Dale, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Southbury, Torrington and Washington Depot. The bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities through its commercial, residential and consumer lending, corporate services, retail banking and wealth management divisions. Please visit www.unionsavings.com for more information. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Contact Details Union Savings Bank Michele Bonvicini +1 203-830-6045 mbonvicini@unionsavings.com Company Website https://www.unionsavings.com/futuretrack/

September 07, 2022 01:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Introducing the GE Safety Helmet with patented technology by Caco America LLC

Caco Abbo Internacional

Caco America LLC a subsidiary of Caco Abbo International, S.A., leader for more than 36 years in the PPE market with sales in more than 35 countries and the exclusive licensee of GE, for the design, manufacturing, and distribution of GE branded personal protective equipment (“PPE”) products for the Americas, is pleased to announce the launch of the GH400 safety helmet with a patented technology at the next NSC show September 2022 in San Diego, CA. Booth 2131. Caco America LLC is committed in bringing the best technologies and designs to the workforce to improve the occupational safety, health, and well-being of workers. The Future of the safety helmet has arrived with the GE branded, safety helmet (part number GH400). In partnership with Koroyd™ Technologies, Caco America has designed one of the lighter, smaller, and more breathable helmets in the industry. The GH400 protective helmet is engineered with the patented Koroyd™ impact-absorbing technology. Its cross-ventilation cooling feature and light weight provide the user with the most comfortable fit in the market. It facilitates the job through an array of accessories available and gives the user a better-looking style due to its lower profile design. Available vented or non-vented. Type 1, Class C, and Class E. Please see the complete GH400 protective helmet brochure here. At the trade show, Caco America will also be presenting the GG244-FUSEFLEX gloves with a patent pending TPR design that has an A5 cut resistant feature as well as an IMPACT 2 protection. The GG244 FUSEFLEX is a foam nitrile patent pending TPR Impact Glove. This glove has the latest in engineering TPR protection to provide flexibility, comfort, and protection all day long. The 18-gauge liner was developed to feel light and thin while providing ANSI cut level 5 protection (A5) due to the components of its fibers. Its black foam nitrile palm coating provides outstanding dexterity, enhanced grip, and touchscreen compatibility. For even more protection, it has a longer cuff and a stitched reinforced crotch thumb. Please see our complete catalog here. About Caco Abbo Caco Abbo Internacional, S.A. was founded in 1986 by Mr Isaac Abbo V and his son Jose M Abbo. In 1992 Joel Abbo joined the company and expanded the development of products and international sales. Today, Caco Abbo International, S.A. is one of the top Import/Export Companies in the Americas with sales in more than 35 countries. www.cacoamerica.com About GE GE (NYSE:GE) rises to the challenge of building a world that works. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today the company's dedicated team, leading technology, and global reach and capabilities help the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE's people are diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest level of integrity and focus to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for its customers. www.ge.com Contact Details Caco America LLC Isaac Joel Abbo +1 305-512-1150 sales@cacoamerica.com Company Website https://www.geppe.cacoamerica.com/

September 07, 2022 12:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Gregorys Coffee Engages Trust Relations for Timely Communications Campaign

Trust Relations

Trust Relations, the fast-growing, strategic communications and integrated marketing agency, announced that it has partnered with Gregorys Coffee, a family-run specialty coffee company with 38 retail stores across the Mid-Atlantic, to launch a strategic communications campaign. Gregorys Coffee enlisted Trust Relations to revamp the company’s messaging and marketing materials, as well as execute on several brand activations as part of a targeted regional media outreach campaign to announce new brand offerings. The agency, which has a strong foothold in the New York media market, will also deploy a thought leadership campaign for Gregorys Coffee and its Founder, Gregory Zamfotis. “As our team and brick and mortar locations have expanded, we also have a lot of exciting plans in store for the remainder of the year,” said Gregorys Coffee Founder and CEO, Gregory Zamfotis. “I feel confident that April and the Trust Relations team can help us make the biggest splash and bring to life some of the creative ideas they shared.” Gregory grew up in the NYC food industry thanks in part to his immigrant, serial entrepreneur father who owned several casual, counter-service food establishments. His childhood was spent alongside his father operating the family businesses—and although he took a detour from the food sector to pursue an undergraduate business degree and enlist in law school—Gregory found himself drawn back to his entrepreneurial roots and passions for coffee and healthy food. With the help and guidance of his father, Gregory set out to create a specialty coffee shop that would provide amazing coffee and baked goods without sacrificing the guest’s precious time. Gregorys matches New York’s hustle-and-bustle culture––without compromising quality. All limited-edition coffees served at Gregorys Coffee are ethically sourced from small-operation coffee growers around the world, while the in-house baked goods are made from scratch by Gregorys. They also have an expansive vegan + plant-based offering that is second to none in the coffee industry. “We’re so excited to be working with Gregory and his rockstar marketing team on deploying some creative brand activations for Gregorys Coffee,” said Trust Relations President and Founder, April White. “The brand has witnessed more consumers seeking healthier food and beverage options without compromising taste, quality, or experience. We look forward to announcing Gregorys Coffee’s new products and developments in the months ahead and are honored to work with such a well-respected brand in the F&B industry.” For more information about Gregorys Coffee, go to www.gregoryscoffee.com/. About Trust Relations Founded in 2019, Trust Relations is a fully remote strategic communications firm that creates nimble and proactive “dream teams” for clients through a national network of the industry’s best and brightest practitioners. "Trust Relations" is a term coined by President and Founder April (Margulies) White to describe a new approach to strategic communications focused on communicating clients' authentic actions, values, and goodwill. In technology, trust relationships are an administration and communication link between two domains. In communications, they are a bond of mutual respect between a brand and the people it serves. The firm excels at identifying inspiring ways for clients to show their brand value by identifying supportive proof points and ideating creative activations that demonstrate their unique story and value proposition. For more information, visit https://www.trustrelations.agency. About Gregorys Coffee Founded in 2006 in Manhattan, New York, Gregorys Coffee is a coffee company offering a selection of premium coffee roasted locally in New York City paired with a health-first menu of homemade baked goods, sandwiches, and bowls served in their contemporary and chic cafes. As a family-owned-and-operated business, personal relationships are at the core of their company, making their customers—the “Gregulars”— their first priority. The brand's mobile app makes it easy to order ahead and pick up at the location of your choice as well as an incentive customer rewards program that offers exclusive perks, experiences, and products. With the belief that you shouldn’t have to choose between your time and your standards, Gregorys Coffee delivers quality, innovation, and service at their 38 locations across New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and DC. From limited-edition single origin coffees to one of a kind cold brew concoctions, they take their coffee program seriously! Their drink menu also includes a diverse selection of teas, matcha, and iced and hot beverages that can be served in-house or to-go—offering convenience and quality with every cup. For more information, visit https://www.gregoryscoffee.com. Contact Details April White +1 323-216-8589 gregoryscoffee@trustrelations.agency

September 07, 2022 11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Local Lab Campaigns for Science-Backed Cannabis Policies, Business Practices

MCR Labs

Local cannabis testing and research laboratory MCR Labs will be leading open discussions on how to better inform cannabis policies, legislature, and cultivation through the use of data and science. As one of the first independent cannabis testing labs to be established in Massachusetts with the largest cannabis data set on the east coast, MCR Labs is uniquely positioned to guide these conversations. MCR Labs will host several events centered around sensible policy-making and industry standards. The campaign will culminate with MCR’s annual Cannabis Science Fair, showcasing the latest exciting cannabis research and innovation. “What we really need to get away from, especially on a legislative level, is allowing special interests and long-time stigmas to get in the way of sensible policy-making that protects consumers and patients,” said MCR Founder Michael Kahn. “It’s time objective data derived from sound science is used to inform this industry.” The campaign, titled “Science Over Stigma,” is sponsored by Boston Cannabis Week, an organization that curates a week of events for cannabis professionals, consumers and industry innovators. Set in September, Boston Cannabis Week will feature Science Over Stigma’s kick-off event “Cannabis Through the Ages” on Monday, September 19. Learn more about the campaign and upcoming events here. About MCR Labs: MCR Labs is one of the longest operational cannabis testing laboratories on the East coast with facilities operating in several legal cannabis markets. We are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited providers of analytical cannabis product testing and R&D services committed to assisting licensed marijuana establishments, patients, researchers, entrepreneurs, and advocates. Our team of chemists and pharmaceutical scientists are dedicated to advancing public health and safety through leading-edge chemical analysis of cannabis products and offering unparalleled guidance and support for partners, regulators, and the communities we serve. For more information visit http://mcrlabs.com. Contact Details Alexandra Gomes +1 508-782-9772 alexandra@mcrlabs.com Company Website http://mcrlabs.com

September 07, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Industry Challenges Aren’t Why Workers Are Quitting

Great Place to Work

Your industry has little to do with whether you can offer an employee experience that outshines the competition. Organizations on this year’s Fortune Best Workplaces lists across 11 industries in 2022 show that companies that prioritize their people can offer better outcomes for workers no matter which industry they’re in. “Great leaders understand that the responsibility to inspire and engage their people is on them —and only them,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work®. “I know it’s easy to blame the industry and not your company, but try not to. We can do better for our people, and there’s nothing preventing any company from doing just that.” Workers at the Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care report nearly identical levels of meaningful work as those at winning technology companies at 90% and 86%, respectively. Those levels drop to 62% in tech and 59% in health care at typical workplaces, according to a Great Place To Work survey of nearly 4,200 U.S. employees. The average tech company offers one of the most positive experiences among typical workplaces — 72% of employees on average report that theirs is a “great place to work.” The Fortune Best Workplaces in Construction surpass those scores — 94% of employees report having a great place to work. Great Place To Work determined the Best Workplaces lists by analyzing data from nearly 1 million employees at qualifying companies in 11 industries: Manufacturing & Production Health Care Consulting & Professional Services Financial Services & Insurance Advertising & Marketing Retail Aging Services Real Estate Construction BioPharma Technology Purpose drives retention in every industry Meaningful work — the belief that one’s work is “not just a job” — is a key indicator of retention in all 11 industries surveyed. Despite evidence that some industries are losing talent, meaningful work doubles an employee’s intent to stay in their job long-term. Take the retail sector: • 38% of employees at a typical retail workplace report meaningful work. • 79% of employees at the Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail report meaningful work. • Retail employees who report meaningful work are three to five times as likely to stay in their role. Industry is no excuse for poor well-being. It’s too easy to believe some industries can’t offer work-life balance, healthy work lifestyles or flexible work options. The Best Workplaces prove this assumption wrong. For the typical health care organization, only 55% of employees report being encouraged to find a healthy work-life balance. At the Best Workplaces in Health Care, that percentage jumps to 87%. Visuals available: GPTW Best Workplaces by Industry Lists 2022 About the Fortune Best Workplaces by Industry Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces™ for each of the 11 industries in 2022 based on feedback collected from nearly 1 million employee responses from qualifying Great Place To Work Certified™ organizations in the United States. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ Survey. Read the full methodology for all 11 lists. To get on this list next year, start here. About Great Place To Work® Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Its employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything it does is driven by its mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work for all. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Contact Details Great Place To Work Kim Peters +1 415-844-2574 kpeters@greatplacetowork.com Company Website https://www.greatplacetowork.com/

September 07, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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GETIR IS THROWING IT BACK TO THE 1990s

Getir

Today, with inflation continuing to raise prices on common household items including food, rapid grocery delivery app Getir announced it would roll back the cost of several popular food items to prices that haven’t been seen since the 1990s. According to the Department of Labor, grocery prices increased by 1.3% in July from the prior month, and rose 13.1% in July from one year ago – the fastest annual pace since 1979. “The global inflation crisis is hitting major U.S. cities very hard, and prices continue to creep up, particularly when it comes to everyday household items,” said Langston Dugger, Head of U.S. Operations at Getir. “Getir is committed to providing value to our customers, so we decided to offer some of our top products at more affordable prices.” Items featured in this promotion include Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, Vlasic Kosher Dill Pickle Spears, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, and several brands and varieties of dish soap, toothpaste, and breakfast cereals among other foodstuffs. In some cases, the price reductions are quite dramatic; for example, an 8 ounce bag of Lay’s Potato Chips normally sells on Getir for $4.99, and will now be offered at $1.89. A full list of 1990s-priced items is available below. “This promotion, in addition to providing a nostalgic way to offer savings to our customers, is emblematic of what the Getir brand has been associated with across Europe for years: convenience, reliability, and a commitment to providing the best possible customer experience,” added Darienne Page, Head of Public Engagement at Getir. According to experts, food-related inflation shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Getir’s promotion, which launches this week in its U.S. markets of New York, Chicago, and Boston, will run through September 23rd. About Getir: Getir is the pioneer of ultrafast grocery delivery. The tech company, based in Istanbul, has revolutionized last-mile delivery with its “groceries in minutes” delivery proposition, offering approximately 2,000 everyday items to its customers. Getir has operations in all 81 cities of Turkey, and launched operations in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and the United States in 2021. Getir is, first and foremost, a technology company that operates in retail and logistics. It was founded in 2015 by Nazim Salur (founder of BiTaksi, Turkey’s leading taxi app), Serkan Borancili (founder of GittiGidiyor, acquired by eBay in 2011), and Tuncay Tutek (ex-PepsiCo and P&G executive in Europe and the Middle East.) Learn more at www.getir.com/us. Contact Details Arielle Goren +1 212-717-5863 getir@kivvit.com Company Website http://www.getir.com/us

September 06, 2022 01:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Resorts World Sentosa to recognise the world’s greatest wines at the second edition of Wine Pinnacle Awards with a specially curated programme and new awards categories

Resorts World Sentosa

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 6 September 2022 - Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will present the Wine Pinnacle Awards again in a second edition from 28 October to 1 November 2022. Following its 2019 debut, this year’s programme is entirely new, and has been meticulously curated to distinguish the awards as Southeast Asia’s most prominent and unprecedented wine festival for oenophiles. As Scott Peterson, Vice President, Lifestyle, Resorts World Sentosa says, “The Wine Pinnacle Awards has always been positioned as an avenue to celebrate diversity, excellence and innovation in the world of wines. Throughout these five days, guests at RWS will not only discover and appreciate the art of wine-making, they can even enjoy intimate and exclusive wine pairing dinners, pairing exceptional wines with exquisite menus from world-famous celebrity chefs; a Masterclass Experience for enthusiasts and investors to discover new gems; and a two-day Wine Industry Symposium for wine and hospitality professionals. Second to none, the Wine Pinnacle Awards complements RWS’ suite of award-winning attractions, luxurious accommodations, mesmerising entertainment, MICE facilities, as well as myriad of food and beverage offerings, in positioning the lifestyle integrated resort as Asia’s top premium lifestyle destination for all audiences.” As the world’s first wine awards based solely on nominations, this event will recognise the finest wines and wine professionals the world has to offer, representing the opinions of 61 jury members from around the globe – comprising Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, wine professionals and luminaries and the illustrious five-member Technical Committee headed by Ms Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian Master of Wine. The Wine Pinnacle Awards is a pioneering award that considers wines from every region without restrictions on origin and without the need for entry fees. An esteemed panel of Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and premier critics are assembled into an expert jury, responsible for nominating the most deserving of wines. Wine lovers can look forward to the Masterclass Experience on 29 and 30 October 2022 – where Technical Committee members Ms Jeannie Cho Lee and Mr Doug Frost drive deeper conversations in a series of masterclasses for potential investors, featuring hidden gems of the wine world including Henschke, Maison M. Chapoutier, Château Haut-Brion, and Tempos Vega Sicilia. Every day from 28 to 31 October 2022, the resort will play host to decadent wine affairs where guests can partake in carefully curated Wine and Dine Sessions. With special champagne brunches and bespoke dinners featuring vintages from prestigious wineries such as Château Angélus, Château Margaux and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, guests can be sure of a memorable gastronomic adventure. Fine wines will be complemented by equally fine food crafted by the world’s best Michelin-starred chefs including: Mr Guillaume Galliot (3 Michelin stars), Mr Olivier Bellin (2 Michelin stars), Mr Arnaud Dunand Sauthier (Bangkok), and Mr Cedric Vongerichten (New York). On 31 October and 1 November 2022, delegates of the Wine Industry Symposium will discuss a more dynamic future for the wine industry by discussing key topics like new areas of economic growth and the impact of climate change with wine professionals from all sectors. There will also be panel discussions with the world's thought leaders – which includes Ms Karen MacNeil, Author & Wine; Ms Prue Henschke, Head of Henschke and Mr Jamie Ritchie, Global Chairman Sotheby’s Wine. Concluding the five-day celebration of prestige and innovation in the world of wines is the Wine Pinnacle Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 1 November 2022. Held in the Resorts World Ballroom, the black-tie soirée will gather key industry experts, influencers, sponsors, peers, and wine luminaries from across the globe. Tickets are limited and open for reservations from 16 September onwards. For the latest news and ticket purchase, please visit www.winepinnacle.com. EDITORS’ NOTES Information on the Wine Pinnacle Awards Technical Committee, Categories, Top 3 Nominees and high resolution photographs can be viewed HERE. All photo credits to Resorts World Sentosa (圣淘沙名胜世界) unless otherwise stated. Instagram: @winepinnacleawards Contact Details Resorts World Sentosa Danny Cham +65 6577 9758 danny.cham@rwsentosa.com

September 06, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Best Provably Fair Casinos 2022 Betbeard

BetBeard

The concept of provably fair casinos was first introduced in 2012. The idea is that a game can be designed in such a way that its outcomes can be verified as fair. This means that players can be sure that they are not being cheated by the casino. This article analyzes the best provably fair casino Betbeard, and will go over its slot games, bonuses, free spins, and prizes. The Best Provably Fair Casino Betbeard is the best provably fair casino, offering a generous welcome bonus package, including four consecutive deposit bonuses. It offers free spins with no wagering requirements on every deposit you make. Their verification tools are great so you can start playing immediately. Betbeard Free Spins Betbeard offers free spins with no wagering requirements on every deposit you make. They also have a VIP program that gives you access to exclusive benefits, such as monthly cashback, and personalized customer support. 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The player can verify that the numbers generated are truly random and that the casino has not tampered with them. Provably fair is a new approach to gaming using blockchain technology that has been developed. An algorithm based on technologies that allow online randomization to step up and reach a new level of fairness and openness is called provably fair. In a nutshell, the algorithm takes advantage of the benefits of the blockchain for actions such as shuffling a deck of playing cards or flipping a coin to be as random as possible. What's the difference between provably fair and traditional black box algorithms? All participants in a game may verify the process of randomization. Benefits of Provably Fair Gaming Provably fair gaming provides players with a sense of security that they are not being cheated by the casino. It also allows them to verify the fairness of the game, which is an important factor in choosing an online casino. What makes provably fair slots so great is that you can verify the game's outcome 100% independently from any third party. This advantage is incomparable to other sites. There is no requirement for a third-party regulatory body to perform the verifications for you since there will be no other party involvement. All you have to do is enter the data into a calculator and make sure everything is correct. It's easy and quick, and it can't be tampered with. Return-to-player rate is higher with provably fair slots than in regular casinos. With regular casinos, the RTP for slots is 96%. However, with provably fair slots, the RTP is set much higher at usually 99% to 99.5%. Why is Provably Fair important The provably fair casinos are important because they give players the peace of mind that they are not being cheated. It also provides transparency and helps to build trust between the player and the casino. 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September 06, 2022 09:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Au Bon Pain Reveals New Bakery-Cafe Design

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Au Bon Pain, the bakery-cafe brand known for its gourmet convenience, revealed a bold new store design today, paving the way for the brand’s bright future. Planned to roll out companywide in 2023, the new design continues Au Bon Pain’s forward momentum started in July 2021, when noted franchisee Ampex Brands acquired the brand and its CEO Tabbassum Mumtaz pledged “to lead the bakery-cafe segment into the future.” The new design builds on customers’ new reality, where convenience and off-premise reign, without straying from Au Bon Pain’s roots as a French bakery serving freshly made, high-quality and simple menu offerings. “Enhancing the look of our locations is essential to our ‘Back to Bright’ campaign,” said Au Bon Pain President Ericka Garza. “We set out to build on our promise to serve delicious food in a friendly, fast and clean environment and create an exceptional guest experience. The Cafe of the Future visually represents our brand’s purpose.” Au Bon Pain partnered with Rubber & Road, a San Francisco-based brand strategy and retail design firm, to create an experience that combines authenticity and playfulness without sacrificing speed or service. Rubber & Road redesigned the bakery-cafe’s interiors and exteriors with finishes that complement the brand’s healthful, freshly made menu items. A new ordering station, a self-serve bakery and to-go areas add efficiencies for Au Bon Pain’s core guests — commuters, students and health care professionals who want to “get in and out” with great-tasting fuel for their day. Navigating the cafe will be intuitive, with product placement and prominent wayfinding signage throughout the ordering process, while the handpainted floor and wall signage call out the bakery’s French roots. Comfortable seating indoors and out offers a sense of community and rest. “Our new cafes give on-the-go guests what they crave and deserve — handcrafted, delicious food, fast — while offering a lovely space for guests that want to stay for a bit,” said Garza. “Fun details, like a sweet bonjour at the entrance, remind guests of our legacy as a French-style bakery, to which we remain true. We appreciate our partners at Rubber & Road for creating this modern, genuine expression of Au Bon Pain.” Known for its commuter and university locations, Au Bon Pain also rolled out a modernized, grab-and-go kiosk design to elevate those experiences. The first kiosk opened last year in Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York. Au Bon Pain recognized impressive results in its first year under new ownership. This summer, an existing franchisee signed a 10-unit development agreement in the northeast, the fourth franchise agreement under Ampex ownership. By year’s end, it will open five corporate-owned bakery-cafes and six franchise locations, including five sites and five remodels in Thailand. Au Bon Pain (translated “from good bread”) offers gourmet convenience to travelers, students, commuters and friends. It serves quality products made from simple ingredients, including transportation hubs, airports, urban office buildings, universities and hospitals. See the full menu of fresh and flavorful sandwiches, bread, pastries, salads, soups and coffee or order online at aubonpain.com. Founded in Boston in 1978, Dallas-based Ampex Brands purchased the bakery-cafe in 2021, catapulting the franchisee into a franchisor role and expanding its footprint internationally. Contact Details Center Reach Communications Ashley Clontz +1 210-286-0105 ashley@centerreachcommunication.com Center Reach Communications Tracy Henderson +1 720-989-3530 tracy@centerreachcommunication.com Company Website https://www.aubonpain.com/

September 06, 2022 07:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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