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Family Entertainment Live and Mattel Announce 2023 Expansion of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™

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To meet growing demand from fans and venues, Family Entertainment Live and Mattel today announced a major expansion of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party North American tour, coming in the second half of 2023. Following record breaking sales in 2022 and the beginning of 2023, Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party has added 23 markets to its expanding schedule, including some of the country’s most preeminent arenas such as the Barclays Center (Brooklyn), Chase Center (San Francisco), Target Center (Minneapolis), and Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia). The newly announced tour dates will begin in July, filling the 2023 Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live schedule with more events than ever. Presale tickets will be available on March 8, with public sale beginning on March 10, in most markets. Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live is produced by Family Entertainment Live, and brings fans’ favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to life including Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Boneshaker™, Bigfoot®, and the all-new Gunkster™, to name just a few. The Glow Party production features a laser light show, spectacular theatrical effects, dance parties, and lots of Hot Wheels toy giveaways. Fans can also witness a special appearance from the car-eating, fire-breathing, transforming robot MEGASAURUS™, plus the high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Freestyle Motocross. "After a record-breaking season in 2022, the tour’s expansion to more cities and renowned venues across the United States ensures that Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live can build upon the incredible momentum that began with Glow Party,” said Julie Freeland, Senior Director of Global Location Based Entertainment at Mattel. “Our exhilarating tour theme, coupled with a robust second half schedule, means even more families will be able to connect and engage with their favorite real-life Hot Wheels Monster Trucks like never before.” “After so much early success with Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, we thought this was the perfect time to take it to another gear across the U.S.,” said Ken Hudgens, CEO of Family Entertainment Live. “The fans’ response has been incredible both domestically and overseas. Families will now have even more opportunities to experience the party at some of the most well-known venues throughout the major metros of North America.” Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ 2023 extended tour* dates are as follows. Matinee and evening performances are available across all dates. July 29-30 INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, KS August 5-6 Chase Center San Francisco, CA August 5-6 Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY August 12-13 XL Center Hartford, CT August 12-13 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR August 19-20 Desert Diamond Arena Glendale, AZ August 26-27 Toyota Arena Ontario, CA August 26-27 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA September 2-3 Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV September 9-10 Acrisure Arena Coachella Valley, CA September 23-24 Pechanga Arena San Diego, CA September 23-24 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY Sept 30 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY October 7-8 T-Mobile Center Kansas City, MO October 7-8 Scope Arena Norfolk, VA October 14-15 DCU Arena Worcester, MA October 14-15 Cross Insurance Arena Portland, ME October 20-22 Cross Insurance Center Bangor, ME November 4-5 FedExForum Memphis, TN November 4-5 Family Arena St. Charles, MO November 11-12 Dickies Arena Ft. Worth, TX November 18 Target Center Minneapolis, MN November 18-19 Paycom Center Oklahoma City, OK *Additional dates to be announced. Hot Wheels fans also have the opportunity to participate in the Crash Zone Pre-Show Party, held two and a half hours prior to every performance. The unique experience provides fans access to the competition floor where they can see the outrageous designs and epic size of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks along with autograph signings from their favorite drivers and performers. Each Crash Zone ticket includes an autograph card, souvenir pass, and a lanyard exclusive to Crash Zone attendees. Passes will be available to purchase while supplies last. Fans can go to HotWheelsMonsterTrucksLive.com for more information. The Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live tour is a partnership between Mattel and Raycom-Legacy Content Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC. About Mattel Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, UNO®, Masters of the Universe®, Monster High® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us online at mattel.com. About Family Entertainment Live Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC is a diversified, entertainment holding company that develops family-oriented live events including Monster High® Live, Magic of Lights ®, an outdoor holiday lights drive-through experience produced at venues throughout North America and Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks Live, showcasing a toys-to-life show of Mattel’s legendary Hot Wheels Monster Trucks show presented across North America, Europe and elsewhere internationally. The Company is headquartered in Medina, Ohio. For more information visit familyentertainmentlive.com. Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com

March 07, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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INNOVATIVE GIFTING, GAMING AND PARTY SUPPLY COMPANY CÔTIER BRAND TO LAUNCH IN TARGET STORES

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Imaginative party and lifestyle company, Côtier Brand ’s line of party games, décor, stationery, and gifts is pleased to announce its entrance into Target stores. Beginning in March 2023, Côtier Brand will expand to select Target stores nationwide. Côtier Brand’s uniquely designed party goods have already received over 7,500 five-star reviews, were created to spark meaningful connection, provide ridiculous fun, and lessen the stress that comes with hosting. From March 12, select Target stores will carry four best-selling Côtier Brand SKUs: Did Baby Poopie? – Brown Baby Edition, Did Baby Poopie? – Fair Baby Edition, Who Has The Ring? and Mimosa Bar Kit. Côtier Brand is currently sold on Target.com. Created in 2017, Côtier Brand is a party supply company devoted to creating remarkable moments and celebrations that are truly memorable. In less than five years since its inception, the disruptive party brand has caught the attention of the national big-box retailer due to rapid growth and wide popularity of the products that help consumers throw a bash in a flash. Led and founded by at home party experts and entrepreneurial couple Marx and Amber Succés, Côtier is committed to empowering hosts and hostesses to enjoy their own events, master the art of intentional celebrating, and create unforgettable moments through deeper human connections. Côtier’s themed, no-fuss party products, and conversation starters effortlessly spark laughter and conversation for one-of-a-kind birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, baby showers, weddings and more. In a post-pandemic world, where people are finding their way back to in-person gatherings and celebrations once again, hosts want well-organized party supplies that engage and entertain guests with maximum style and minimal effort. Did Baby Poopie? Brown Baby Edition ($11.99) Côtier Brand’s hilarious and unique scratch off baby shower lottery game will have your guests rolling in laughter once they see how ridiculous it is! Fun and easy for all guests ages 4+, find the winning cards by scratching off the baby diaper with a coin to reveal a smiling poop emoji! Trademarked and copyrighted by Côtier Brand, this no mess version of the classic baby shower game, with gender neutral design and melanin-rich baby illustrations, is perfect for diaper raffles, door prizes, favors, ice breakers and more! You can even take it up a notch and hide lottery tickets under chairs or plates at your event. The ways to play are limitless! High-res image is available here Did Baby Poopie? Fair Baby Edition ($11.99) A quick and tidy version of the classic baby shower game, Did Baby Poopie?, Côtiers Brand’s gender-neutral design matches any party theme and the high-quality semi-gloss cardstock will impress both you and your guests. So, get ready for the compliments to roll in as your baby shower guests are rolling in laughter from this ridiculous scratch-off game!! To begin, simply hand out the lottery cards to guests and tell them to start scratching. Two poopy winners and 28 non-winning cards are included, but to multiply the fun, grab additional packs to use for door busters, icebreakers, diaper raffles, bingo and more! High-res image is available here Who Has the Ring? ($11.99) People LOVE lotteries and people love...well, LOVE! This unique scratch-off lottery game is the perfect combination of these two. Your guests will be giggling and cheering over this witty game! This perfect no assembly sarcastic card game for bridal showers, engagement parties, and bachelorette trips is all about seeing who will scratch and reveal the winning ring emoji and scream "I DO!". But if you scratch and don't reveal a ring, you're greeted by one of five funny witty losing remarks such as "Losing Has A Nice Ring To It." and "Let's Facet, You Lost.” and many more hilarious engagement ring related puns! Each pack comes with a total of 30 cards so this works effortlessly even for large parties." High-res image is available here Mimosa Bar Kit ($24.99) This 97-piece Mimosa Bar Decoration Kit is sure to elevate your next Birthday Brunch, Bridal Shower, or any House Party in minutes! With beautiful watercolor florals and pre-printed gold foil signage details throughout the decoration kit, it creates an impression that you spent way more time curating the look then you did. Allow your guests to gravitate towards your elegantly decorated mimosa bar and enjoy mixing their own mimosas. The kit includes a gold sparkled "But First Mimosas" Banner, Gold Foiled Mimosa Bar Sign, Gold Foiled pop Fizz Clink Accent Sign, 50 Paper Straws, 25 Juice Tags, 12 Topping Tent Cards, a Threading Needle and Gold Strings for the Banner and Drink Tags. High-Res image is available HERE C ô tier Brand is available at Target.com, Côtierbrand.com and select Target Stores. More images are available here. For all Côtier Brand inquiries, please contact First and Last PR: Cotier@firstandlastpr.com Contact Details First and Last PR Carissa Christy +1 201-569-2080 cotier@firstandlastpr.com Company Website https://cotierbrand.com

March 07, 2023 08:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Aqua Cultured Foods Holds First Industry-wide Alt-Seafood Tasting in Taste Lab at Future Food-Tech San Francisco

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Food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods today announced it will host a Taste Lab at Future Food-Tech San Francisco, held March 16-17, 2023 at the Marriott Marquis. The event will be the company’s first large-scale tasting event for members of the food industry in preparation for public availability later this year. Taste Lab events allow conference attendees to try novel foods for the first time and meet company founders. Aqua will offer various preparations of its tuna, ground shrimp and scallop derived from microbial fermentation. “Future Food-Tech is the ideal venue for us to showcase the results of nearly two years of R&D, scale-up and collaborative work with chef and foodservice partners,” said Aqua CEO Anne Palermo. “The food-tech industry already considers us a leader in alt-seafood, and this Taste Lab presentation is our opportunity to validate that reputation.” Aqua’s Taste Lab will take place Thursday March 16 beginning at 3:15 p.m. Launched in 2015, Future Food-Tech brings together international entrepreneurs, investors and major food brands to dig into the crucial issues facing the food industry today. The summit has become a global hub, connecting 1600 international food brands, ingredient providers, investors, start-ups and technology leaders. Over the two-day summit, food-tech pioneers and visionaries discuss innovative approaches to scaling alt-proteins, new formulations for healthier, nutrient packed foods, and commercial opportunities at the intersection of food and medicine. Future Food-Tech events take place in London, New York and San Francisco alongside World Agri-Tech Innovation Summits, together forming Rethink Agri-Food Innovation Week. In-person events are livestreamed to maximize connections and accessibility among a global audience. For more information visit https://futurefoodtechsf.com. Aqua is developing a range of alt-seafood such as calamari, shrimp, scallops, and filets of tuna and whitefish from novel fermentation processes. A unique strain of microorganism transforms plant-based ingredients into “seafood” with a realistic taste, texture, and appearance that can be used as a one-to-one replacement for animal seafood. The company is also producing minced fillings for applications such as dumplings, ravioli, and sushi rolls. Aqua’s calamari, shrimp, scallops, and filets of tuna and whitefish are created from fermentation processes that do not use any animal inputs, genetic altering or modification. Unlike plant-based processed foods formulated with starches and protein isolates, Aqua’s alt-seafood retains its naturally occurring fiber, protein, and other micronutrients. For images visit https://app.box.com/s/wfbrvgraf2ty2b7by5h6ahjsaqrd8zx3. About Aqua Cultured Foods Aqua Cultured Foods is an innovative food technology startup developing the world’s first whole-muscle cut seafood alternatives created through microbial fermentation. Its novel technology produces a sustainable, complete protein source using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional aquaculture. As the first to develop realistic alt-seafood with fermentation, Aqua Cultured Foods occupies a unique position in the burgeoning alt-seafood market, as well as within the fermentation industry. The company’s mission is to mitigate global challenges such as overfishing, climate change and feeding the world’s expanding population with delicious, nutrient-rich foods. For more information visit https://www.aquaculturedfoods.com. Contact Details Gary Smith +1 818-783-0569 gary@evolotuspr.com Company Website https://www.aquaculturedfoods.com

March 06, 2023 03:54 PM Central Standard Time

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Innersense Organic Beauty Launches I Create Definition Styling Foam

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Award-winning clean beauty brand Innersense Organic Beauty’s newest addition to their styling collection, I Create Definition Styling Foam defines and sets curls for long lasting style, and is formulated with organic ingredients for healthy, hydrated hair. This clean, lightweight styling foam provides firm hold for style longevity, decreases dry time, and enhances natural texture. I Create Definition features Aloe Vera, a critical ingredient for curls as it is a natural humectant that helps keep hair hydrated, which allows curls to thrive (look their best). Additional ingredients Amaranth Seed and Pequi Oil work together to help fortify and plump strands and infuse nourishing fatty acids to smooth frizz, add shine to fuller, thicker and healthier looking hair. Pequi and Amaranth Seed are great for higher porosity because they smooth down the cuticle to reduce frizz so strands are left with a silky texture. Innersense Organic Beauty is committed to sustainability across product development, sourcing and operations. I Create Definition, the new styling foam product, features a 100% Post Consumer Recycled PET white bottle with a non-aerosol pump that can be easily taken apart for recycling after use. In 2020, Innersense transitioned their line of white bottles to 100% PCR to reduce their virgin plastic usage and encourage packaging circularity. They are also Certified Plastic Neutral and Carbon Neutral, using third party agencies to verify and offset their plastic use and carbon emissions. “As a salon brand, we are always looking for new products to add to our styling range,” says Greg Starkman, CEO and Founder of Innersense Organic Beauty. “I Create Definition was formulated for our curly community, who have been so supportive of our brand and mission. This styling foam allows stylers to get salon level curls at home with less hassle and longer lasting results.” I Create Definition Styling Foam retails for $28 (6 oz) and $12 (2.37 oz). The product comes in a 100% PCR non-aerosol pump bottle and will be available online at innersensebeauty.com, in select salons, and in-store at specialty retailers such as Credo Beauty and The Detox Market. About Innersense Organic Beauty Beauty professionals Greg and Joanne Starkman founded Innersense Organic Beauty to bring clean, pure and toxin free hair care to salons, stylists and consumers. The clean hair care brand’s products include shampoos, conditioners, scalp scrub, styling and treatment products for all hair types. For more information, visit innersensebeauty.com. Contact Details Archita Patel +1 281-725-2121 archita@bpcm.com Company Website https://innersensebeauty.com/

March 06, 2023 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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NASCAR Driver Launches Airport Airbed business!  Airport Floors - No more!

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McapMediaWire -- Last Option Bed LLC has announced the development and pending launch of its new product: “The affordable, lightweight, TSA compliant airbed specifically designed for the traveler and emergency use.” The air bed is packaged to be just over 1 lbs. and is a hybrid of current products on the market. With the target market being Airline travelers, the airbed gives travelers an option that does not include sleeping on cold hard airport floors. Other uses are endless with the growing number of people sleeping outside on the ground due to migration, natural disasters and host of other reasons. “As a frequent airline traveler, I recently spent a night on an airport floor with the chairs all full my choices were limited but the idea was born” said Founder Brian Weber. “I will Never let sleeping on a cold hard floor be my last option and nobody else should either, the vast majority Airports in the USA are not designed for comfort at all, and travelers are sadly on their own “Added Brian. NASCAR Driver Launches Airport Airbed business!  Airport Floors - No more! (Multimedia) For any further information please contact us. www.LastOptionBed.com Contact: LastOptionBed@Gmail.com Facebook: Last Option Bed Instagram: Last Option Bed Contact Details Last Option Bed LastOptionBed@Gmail.com Company Website http://www.lastoptionbed.com/

March 06, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Boston Lager Remastered

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The beer that made Samuel Adams…just got better. Driven by its relentless pursuit of better beer, Samuel Adams is remastering its flagship Boston Lager to match the preferences of today’s beer lovers. Recently, Jim Koch, Founder and Brewer of Samuel Adams, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the history of Samuel Adams and what led them to remaster the classic lager. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/uB1TIHD2uh8 For nearly 40 years, Boston Lager has been the flagship beer of Samuel Adams; it represents the heartbeat of the Samuel Adams brand and helped lead the American craft beer revolution, igniting a passion for full-flavored brews. Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager has used the world’s finest hand-selected ingredients to create a perfectly balanced and complex original brew. So, why change a classic? The recipe hasn’t changed. Boston Lager Remastered still uses Koch’s great-great grandfather’s mid-19th century original recipe but has evolved the process to reduce filtration, incorporating a traditional German practice of biological acidification while dropping the roughness from the husks of the barley. The result is a brighter, easier-drinking beer that leaves a little more sparkle in every glass. Boston Lager Remastered is easier-drinking and more refreshing than ever before. Its classic complex-yet-balanced flavor profile features a backbone of caramel and toffee malt notes and a distinct noble hop character with hints of pine and citrus for a crisp finish. Samuel Adams Boston Lager has used the world’s finest hand-selected ingredients to create a perfectly balanced and complex brew – and that has never changed. To this day, Jim still tastes each batch of Boston Lager to ensure it reaches the brand’s high-quality standards. When drinkers pick up a Boston Lager, they know they’re going to rediscover the elegance of lager and experience a rich, delicious full-flavored beer. Jim Koch says there’s a perfect Boston Lager out there, Samuel Adams just hasn’t made it yet. Until then, the brand will continue chasing perfection in a glass of beer. For more information, visit samueladams.com Jim Koch, Founder & Brewer of Samuel Adams Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, is passionate about brewing craft beer. As a sixth-generation brewer, beer runs in his blood but the brewing business was bleak when Jim wanted to start his brewery. He attended Harvard and earned an undergraduate degree and advanced degrees in Business and Law, taught adventure skills for Outward Bound and worked for Boston Consulting Group, counseling corporations while also learning from them. In 1984, Jim decided to pursue his dream. Following family tradition, he brewed his great-great grandfather’s lager recipe. Brewing the first batch in his kitchen, he named the beer Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Unbeknownst to Jim, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would soon become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution and serve as the flagship brand in Boston Beer Company’s portfolio which also includes Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard and Truly. In 2019, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery joined the Boston Beer Company, reinforcing Jim and the company’s craft credentials and ongoing commitment to growing the category. Jim relentlessly focuses on brewing the best craft beer possible with an obsessive eye on quality and flavor. Looking to push the brewing envelope, he pioneered the “extreme beer” movement, challenging drinker's perception of beer with complex, barrel-aged brews like Samuel Adams Triple Bock and Utopias, a beer of great unprecedented flavor and alcohol content. Over the past 38 years, Samuel Adams has become one of America’s largest craft breweries but still only accounts for a fraction of the category. As the industry evolves, beer remains the backbone of the Boston Beer Company, and Jim continues to pour the same passion and commitment into each innovation as he does Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Jim is also the author of the National Best-Selling book, Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

March 03, 2023 11:36 AM Eastern Standard Time

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TOCCA Life Holdings Inc makes strategic acquisition of Be Climbing Inc, a growing real estate and indoor rock climbing sports complex developer

TOCCA Life Holdings, Inc.

TOCCA Life Holdings, Inc. (OTC: TLIF ) (“TLIF” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company recently acquired Be Climbing Inc. of Winter Park, FL. Be Climbing recently announced that the Company will be opening its first world-class indoor rock climbing gym just outside downtown Orlando, FL on a 7.02 acre property it acquired in the ever expanding city of Apopka, FL. The indoor rock climbing industry is exploding with growth after the sport made its first debut in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which took place in 2021 due to the pandemic. Rock Climbing has now officially been added as an Olympic sport and will be part of the program in both the upcoming Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. By way of comparison, Top Golf launched its first location by tracking golf balls and grew to become an international sports entertainment company. Be Climbing with development of its first location is focused on drawing inspiration from the Top Golf business model with a focus on the family oriented fun and family-focused activities centered around the indoor rock climbing sport and entertainment industry. Top Golf was acquired in 2021 for $2.6 billion by Callaway which has rebranded the company under the name Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp. (NYSE: MODG). In much the same way that Callaway’s strategy is to make golf accessible to a broader population that might otherwise not have the time, money, or access to traditional golf; Be Climbing seeks to make the sport of rock climbing accessible to a broader audience with indoor rock climbing facilities. The sport of outdoor rock climbing became very famous to a broader audience in recent years with the release of such movies as Free Solo, The Dawn Wall and Meru. Be Climbing is well underway in the development process of the highly desirable 7 acre Apopka, FL location, having acquired the property in March 2022. The Company presently is in the site plan review and approval process with the required city and county governmental agencies. The Company’s Apopka, FL project was recently featured Central Florida’s Growth Spotter publication. Stephen Carnes, President and CEO of TLIF, stated, “I am very pleased with today’s announcement and to bring Be Climbing Inc. public through TOCCA Life’s acquisition. I launched Be Climbing Inc. as a private company in 2021 in order to lay the groundwork and get much of the long drawn out processes in place and completed prior to bringing the company public. The months ahead will be very exciting, and I am happy to now have Be Climbing public through TLIF.” Carnes continued, “Be Climbing has already raised nearly $3 million in private transactions and owns outright the 7 acre property in Apopka. The Company additionally owns, free and clear without mortgage, two locally located income producing rental properties, so the Company has both revenues and assets. We will be seeking to have the Shell Status designation removed given today’s announcement of the Be Climbing acquisition. I look forward to providing additional details about Be Climbing in the near future.” Follow TOCCA Life Holdings, Inc. on Twitter at: @Tocca_Life Safe Harbor: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations of management and are subject to a few uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect the company's current plans and expectations, as well as future results of operations and financial condition. A more extensive listing of risks and factors that may affect the company's business prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the reports and other documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission and OTC Markets, Inc. OTC Disclosure and News Service. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, because of new information, future events or otherwise. CONTACT: Steve Carnes 407-674-9444 Contact Details Stephen Carnes +1 407-674-9444

March 03, 2023 11:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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This Franchising Company Reports Offering Its Franchisees A Low-Cost, High-Return Business Opportunity – And It’s Now Taking Investments From The Public

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By David Willey, Benzinga Learn more about investment opportunities with ACFN here. ACFN Franchise Inc. is a leading Automated Teller Machine (ATM) provider. It is also North America’s only ATM franchise business and it is taking advantage of the passive investment this model enables. The company is currently running a round of investment to raise funds for scaling the business and pushing growth in 2023. People turn to passive income investments because they can generate income without needing constant attention, unlike active daily employment. Franchises are frequently chosen as a means of creating passive income streams, as franchises come with a brand and business model already established. However, not all franchises are created equal, and some can be less labor-intensive and require less maintenance than others. Investing in ATMs can open multiple opportunities for passive income, as ATMs offer real asset ownership as well as a consistent cash flow. Many business owners choose to install an ATM on their property to meet customer needs and because they make money on every transaction through ATM fees. Despite the popular perception that the economy is moving past the need for cash, ATMs are still widely used across the country. The global ATM market is worth $22 billion, and ATMs get used over 10 billion times every year in the United States. ACFN is one company capitalizing on the continued convenience offered by ATMs, as well as by the interest franchisers have in low-maintenance investments that generate passive income. ACFN’s Franchise Model ACFN is an ATM service provider that offers full ATM services, including installation, ongoing maintenance, and customer support. Founded in 1996 and franchised 2003, the company has dispensed over $5 billion at more than 2,800 locations across America. It is also the largest provider of ATM machines to hotels across the country, supplying 1,800 hotels from major chains like the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Marriott (NASDAQ: MAR), and IHG Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: IHG). In the past year alone, ACFN’s ATMs have dispensed over $360 million and generated $14 million in revenue. ACFN is unique because, as well as being an ATM service provider, it offers a franchising model. It is the only ATM franchise business in North America, and it has been named Top Low-Cost Franchise as well as being ranked in the Franchise 500 listing. The company has been franchising since 2003 and currently has over 230 franchise partners. ACFN franchisees are given a turnkey ATM business and lots of support getting set up, with one franchise directory describing ACFN as a low-cost, high-return franchise investment opportunity. ACFN provides mentoring sessions that instruct franchisees on how to succeed using the model, and gives the franchisees marketing materials, support for ATM installations and ongoing access to national databases for leads. According to ACFN, each ATM only requires a few minutes of maintenance every week, and it won’t require hiring any additional employees, making an ACFN franchise streamlined and easy to keep up. The company is currently taking a round of investing, and it plans to conduct strategic acquisitions of its competitors in 2023 to accelerate company growth. Want to invest? ACFN is taking investments right now! You can also visit its website to learn more about ACFN’s ATM service and franchise business. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. Founded in 1996 and franchised in 2003, ACFN Franchised Inc. (“ACFN”) provides services to 2,700+ businesses in 46 states in collaboration with our network of 220+ franchise owners.Since inception, ACFN has provided a cumulative $5,000,000,000 of spending power to support and increase sales for our partner businesses. In just the last 12 months a total of $367,566,000 was dispensed through our network, generating more than $14,500,000 in fee revenue for ACFN. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Jeffrey Kerr Investor-Relations@acfn-solutions.com Company Website https://acfn-solutions.com/

March 03, 2023 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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‘COFFEE WARS’, AN IMPACT COMEDY STARRING KATE NASH, TO BE RELEASED MARCH 2023 WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO ENVIRONMENTAL & ANIMAL WELFARE CHARITIES

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COFFEE WARS, a comedy feature film that shares a powerful message about embracing a dairy-free future to improve health of the planet while bringing attention to veganism, ethical consumerism, and female entrepreneurship, will be released in March 2023 on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. The film stars vegan actress, feminist activist, and singer-songwriter, Kate Nash ( Powder Room, GLOW ), Derry Girls star Saoirse-Monica Jackson ( Finding You, The Flash ), British actor Toby Sebastian ( Game of Thrones, The Music of Silence), and Welsh phenom Owain Arthur (Amazon’s Power of the Rings). VegGood Films has shared that 100% of all proceeds from the film will be donated to environmental and animal welfare charities. COFFEE WARS uses the lens of comedy to shine a light on the devastating environmental impacts of dairy products and elevate plant-based alternatives as tasty, more sustainable substitutions worthy of award-winning lattes. “COFFEE WARS brings pressing issues to a global audience in a laugh-out-loud comedic way,” said Kate Nash. “It invites viewers to challenge their beliefs about what it means to be an ethical consumer and the overall environmental impacts of their purchases.” COFFEE WARS follows coffee aficionado Jo (Kate Nash), who is doing her best to stay afloat running her own coffee shop alongside a band of unpredictable colleagues, while nothing seems to be going her way. She can make a latte better than anyone, but her customers have trouble getting past one thing: her coffee shop is vegan. Drowning in debt and with everything on the line, Jo and her team of misfits gear up as the underdogs for the World Barista Championships, where she'll face her "full fat full cream" archrival Rudy (Toby Sebastian). Jo will finally have a chance to prove herself in the dairy-dominated world of coffee, and, most importantly, win a big cash prize. The donation of the film’s proceeds will be made through Foam Capital Charitable Trust, which represents the film’s financiers. “Our society simply cannot continue to consume planet-crippling dairy products, especially as plant-based alternatives, such as the ones featured in our film, are readily available, healthy for our bodies and the planet and, most importantly, delicious,” said Executive Producer Jay Karandikar of VegGood Films. “We are 100% committed to this cause and are proud that our film’s proceeds will support organizations that are working to ensure the health and sustainability of the planet.” For more information on the film, visit coffeewarsfilm.com or follow @coffeewarsfilm on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. ### ABOUT VEGGOOD FILMS VegGood Films was formed by impact investors and purpose-driven optimists whose shared mission is to realize a more sustainable and humane world. Led by the investors behind VegInvest and New Crop Capital and fueled by the hope that entertainment and art can facilitate sustainable behavioral change around the world, VegGood Films is dedicated to producing quality films that can entertain and inspire. To learn more visit veggoodfilms.com. FILM ASSETS FOR MEDIA USE All press assets Official Trailer via YouTube Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Lynsey Gray +1 250-505-6434 lgray@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://www.coffeewarsfilm.com/

March 02, 2023 08:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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