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XPOINT CONTINUES EXPANSION WITH ADDITIONAL KEY HIRES IN COMPLIANCE, MARKETING, PRODUCT AND SALES

Xpoint Technology

Edward Bedrosian Jr. Announced as Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer; Tom Webb joins Xpoint as Chief Marketing Officer; Lana Lagow and Raul Bouchot Appointed Sr. Business Development Managers; Alli Rubin Moves from FanDuel To Join Xpoint as Product Manager Xpoint, the leading geolocation and compliance technology company specializing in U.S. sports betting and iGaming markets, has announced five new key hires to senior roles in compliance, marketing, product and sales, strengthening the company’s presence globally, and in particular in the USA where all five new additions are based. Edward Bedrosian Jr. becomes Xpoint’s Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer, bringing experience which includes four years as Executive Director for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and as a Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Tom Webb joins Bedrosian Jr. on Xpoint’s executive leadership team as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), bringing over 25 years of experience in global marketing and communications from the sports betting and iGaming industry, as well as Formula 1, the Olympic Games, Major League Soccer and Red Bull. Lana Lagow and Raul Bouchot add significant expertise, contacts and North American industry knowledge to Xpoint as Sr. Business Development Managers, reporting to Xpoint Chief Revenue Officer, Matt Robarts. Alli Rubin joins Xpoint as Product Manager, a role she previously held with FanDuel since 2019. “I’m delighted to welcome Ed, Tom, Lana, Raul and Alli to Xpoint and am excited to see the positive impact they are all going to make to our already accelerated growth trajectory,” commented Marvin Sanderson, Xpoint Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “Ed’s experience speaks for itself. A former Executive Director for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and a seasoned attorney, he will lead our compliance and regulation team. Tom is a key hire for us, taking on the opportunity to build the Xpoint brand and bringing decades of experience working with some of the most famous brands worldwide. Lana and Raul are also vital additions to our team, strengthening our base in the USA and bringing over 50 years of combined sales and business development skills to Xpoint. Finally, we’re proud that Alli took up the opportunity to join Xpoint from FanDuel. Her experience and knowledge of how one of the world’s biggest operators works is going to add real value to our team.” Edward Bedrosian Jr. has served as both the head of a gaming regulatory practice at an AM Law 50 law firm, and as Executive Director for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. He has been intimately involved in the expansion of online gaming, advising clients, and working with regulators on issues including rule making, licensing and compliance. As a trusted gaming advisor, Ed has counseled clients including major sports leagues and online gaming operators as they navigated the introduction of online sports wagering in many new U.S. states. Tom Webb is based in Austin, Texas, from where he will lead Xpoint’s global marketing and communications activities. Originally from the UK, Tom has lived and worked in the USA since 2014, and has most recently led marketing and communications activities for a range of sports betting, iGaming, gambling and sports clients with Red Knot, the boutique marketing and communications agency. Prior to Red Knot, Tom has enjoyed roles with Austin FC (Major League Soccer), in Formula 1 (working with teams, sponsors, race promoters and F1 drivers), with Red Bull, Emirates Airline and the Olympic Games. Lana Lagow is a Business Development veteran with over 30 years of experience supporting businesses in a variety of different industries. A native to Grand Prairie, Texas, she attended Grand Prairie High School and also attended Texas State University. Out of college she spent time in banking then switched to employee benefits and life insurance, growing her firm into a multi-million-dollar agent channel while maintaining a 98% client retention rate over 23 years. After selling her firm, she shifted her focus to high-risk payments, which has allowed her to become well-rounded in both acquisition and Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment systems. In addition, Lana’s involvement in the high-risk payments industry has yielded many relationships with operators and consultants in the sports betting, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), iGaming, and tribal gaming industry. Raul Bouchot joins Lana Lagow as Xpoint Sr. Business Development Manager. A bilingual graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Raul has worked in business development in the sports betting, iGaming and gambling industry in the USA for nearly 30 years. His career began in 1993 with Shuffle Master where he reached the role of VP of International Sales by the time he moved to TCSJOHNHUXLEY Americas in 2001, initially as EVP, then as CEO. Since then, his resumé has included senior leadership roles with IGT, Poker Tec, Nuvei, and now Xpoint. Alli Rubin is Xpoint’s new Product Manager, based in New York. Alli was previously with FanDuel, most recently as Product Manager, Optimization, managing casino and sportsbook product experimentation and optimization. A graduate of Lehigh University, Alli’s post-university career began as a Systems Analyst at Vitech Systems Group, before moving to FanDuel in 2019 as a Business Analyst in FanDuel’s Operational Readiness team. ABOUT XPOINT Xpoint provides essential geolocation security solutions and intelligent marketing insights to the global sports betting and iGaming industries. The innovative platform ensures partners meet their regulatory geo-compliance obligations, and delivers enhanced value to its partners through the generation of data that can drive marketing programs. Founded in 2019, with U.S. offices in Miami, Florida, and led by the company's CEO and Co-Founder Marvin Sanderson - a global sports betting and iGaming industry leader - Xpoint is changing the global geolocation market, bringing innovation to an industry that has, to date, viewed geo-compliance as utility, not a new business opportunity. For more information, visit xpoint.tech and follow LinkedIn and Twitter for regular updates. Contact Details Tom Webb +1 512-952-9369 tom.webb@xpoint.tech Company Website https://xpoint.tech/

April 27, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rally Embraces Dalmore Group for Fractionalized Investment Expertise

Dalmore Group

The Dalmore Group is the go-to Broker-Dealer for Fractional Share issuers under Regulation A+ financing in the collectibles space. That’s where companies offer investors the opportunity to own a portion of a rare, valuable asset. One such issuer is Dalmore client, Rally, which operates a leading platform for the purchase and sale of equity shares in unique, often one-of-a-kind assets, with historical and cultural significance. According to Etan Butler, Chairman of Dalmore Group, the relationship with Rally runs deep: “Rally was Dalmore’s first fractional share platform client. They are the leader of Regulation A+ series issuers and many of our other fractional share clients have been inspired by Rally’s success. I am impressed by Rally’s trailblazing creativity and how they have cultivated and built their investor community. We are proud to be their partner in this exciting enterprise.” According to Fitz Tepper, VP of Operations at Rally, “Dalmore has been a great partner as we've continued to grow our business and expand into other asset classes. Dalmore understands the market and understands the unique challenges and opportunities faced by fast-growing startups like Rally. Dalmore approaches each challenge with creativity and sensitivity to the needs of client entrepreneurs. We are excited to help lead the way in our industry’s growth along with the talent and experience of the Dalmore Group and its leadership.” It is hard to ignore the allure of collectibles like high value art, sports memorabilia, rare watches, and classic cars. But investors need to be careful to find the right balance between their passion for or curiosity about a particularly attractive collectible and a good investment opportunity. And that’s where the need for a credible issuer like Rally and an experienced broker dealer like Dalmore comes into play. Regulation A+ Series Issuers in the collectibles fractional share ownership space don’t sell shares of their business. Instead, they use the opportunity to allow investors to purchase equity directly in things like rare collectables, sports memorabilia, films – and even dinosaur bones. These issuers, like Rally, use cutting edge apps which maximize user experience to create communities of investors who can build their own portfolios of things they’ve always dreamed about – but could never imagine owning themselves. “The beauty of the collectibles category is that now people can own the things they could previously only dream of – or at least they can own a piece of the asset,” says Butler. “This means that while someone might not have $100,000 to buy a Michael Jordan rookie card, he can still get an ownership stake with a modest $10 investment. Think about it: You can buy a share in an iconic Jordan rookie card, vintage car or bluechip NFT with just a few taps. And with that purchase, you own a piece of your dream. That’s the world of fractionalized ownership which has been unlocked by Regulation A+ investing. Average investors now have the opportunity to own a piece of a prize that previously was only available to the super rich.” Rally has seen a post-pandemic uptick in the collectibles market: “​​Coming out of the pandemic we saw people with a desire to re-engage with hobbies like collecting. Rally is the perfect platform for those activities, as we give our members access to items they may have a deep nostalgia for but otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.” said Tepper. Rally has opened access to blue-chip NFTs like Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, with each NFT offering being a Regulation A+ offering just like any other asset class on the platform. According to Tepper, “after just a few months of NFT offerings, we're proud that in many cases there are more investors on Rally that own a share of these NFTs than there are owners outside of Rally. This is the core mission of our platform - giving access to assets that people otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.” Butler and Dalmore are excited about the growth and potential of the collectibles market. And they see collectibles as a part of the investment market: Look to build a portfolio of collectables that you enjoy owning. And if you plan to invest, look at historical valuations and trends, and make sure to diversify. Having onboarded more than 200 Regulation A+ clients since 2019, Dalmore is the broker dealer of choice for issuers looking to raise capital through Regulation A+ and otherwise. Learn more about Dalmore Group’s history, experience, Regulation A+ services and flexible fee arrangements at Dalmorefg.com. ABOUT DALMORE Dalmore Group specializes in helping companies raise capital online at scale through Regulations A+, CF and D, and has onboarded over 200 Regulation A+ issuers since 2019. Learn more about how Dalmore Group is leading the way for primary issuance and secondary market trading of private securities at www.dalmorefg.com and keep up to date on the latest company news and information directly via Dalmore Group’s LinkedIn page. ABOUT RALLY Rally is a platform for buying & selling fractional equity in unique, often one-of-a-kind assets with historical and cultural significance. Every week Rally runs Initial Offerings, allowing investors to purchase shares of assets similar to the way they would buy a share of a stock, with no minimums and no commission. It also facilitates a secondary market for those assets through registered broker dealers within the app, allowing investors to access liquidity daily during Market Hours (Monday through Friday, excluding standard stock market holidays, from 10:30am(ET) – 4:30pm(ET). Rally started with classic cars in 2017 and since then it has moved into 19 total investment categories including watches, wine, high end sports memorabilia, blue chip NFTs, dinosaur fossils, and more – asset brackets and collectibles with sizable enthusiast communities, but limited access to the best-in-class examples for everyday investors. The ultimate goal is to give everyone access to ownership and liquidity in the things they really care about, instead of just investing in a ticker symbol. Disclaimer This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, the solicitation of an offer to buy, or a solicitation of interest in any contemplated offering of, securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering of securities will be made only by means of a duly qualified offering circular, which can be obtained by qualified investors through our platform. Information about our offerings must be read in conjunction with such offering circular in order to understand fully all of the implications and risks of the offering of securities to which it relates. Contact Details Trisha Larocchia +1 516-225-5932 tlarocchia@n6a.com Company Website https://dalmorefg.com/

April 26, 2022 08:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder Proposal Highlights Coca-Cola CEO’s Hypocrisy

National Legal & Policy Center

This morning National Legal and Policy Center will present a resolution at The Coca-Cola Company ’s annual shareholder meeting that would require the board to implement a policy to require the chair of the board of directors to be an independent member. Currently James Quincey holds the roles of both Chairman and CEO. Speaking as sponsor of the resolution was Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. His remarks as delivered follow; Extended remarks can be accessed at NLPC.org: I am Paul Chesser, director of the Corporate Integrity Project for National Legal and Policy Center. Because the company is allowing only three minutes for the presentation of proposals, my extended remarks can be found on our website, NLPC.org. On March 31, 2021, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey caved to progressive political activists and said about Georgia’s election integrity law, “I want to be crystal clear. The Coca-Cola Company does not support this legislation, as it makes it harder for people to vote, not easier.” However, as voter ID legislation has moved through the Parliament the last few months in Mr. Quincey’s home country, the United Kingdom, we have not heard a peep from him. Why not? Why does Mr. Quincey apply more stringent voting standards against the United States, where he receives his sizable paychecks? That’s not the only example of Mr. Quincey’s lack of awareness. Last year it was discovered also, under Mr. Quincey’s leadership, that Coca-Cola had imposed diversity training for its employees. The sessions included a course called “Confronting Racism,” which alleges that U.S. whites are socialized to believe they are “inherently superior” and suggests they “try to be less white” by being “less oppressive” and “break with white solidarity.” And during the height of the rioting across the nation during the summer of 2020, Mr. Quincey poured gasoline on the fire by embracing the violent, Marxist “Black Lives Matter” cause that destroyed many of our cities’ downtowns, including Atlanta’s. Mr. Quincey’s virtue-signaling has also addressed the topic of gender as well, with Coca-Cola boasting of its initiatives to help women, and highlighting its Equal Opportunity Policy that prohibits harassment, intimidation, retaliation, and threats against women. Those policies ring hollow, however, as Mr. Quincey totally ignored our request for him to call a special meeting of the Board to remove director Bobby Kotick, whose management of Activision Blizzard led to many credible charges of sexual harassment and assault at his company. Characterized as a “frat boy culture” by the California Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing, Mr. Kotick’s company lost several top executives, and hundreds of employees signed a petition calling for his ouster. While Mr. Quincey has bashed Americans and their alleged default racism, he has led our company in solidarity and submission to Communist China, even sponsoring the Genocide Olympics, and maintaining a factory in a province where millions of Muslim-minority Uyghurs are forced into slave labor and concentration camps. This is who moralist James Quincey believes Coca-Cola should partner with – genocidal communists, while hypocritically bashing Americans and their freedoms back home. His leadership has earned the company the mocking nickname, “Woke-a-Cola.” If any corporate resolution to separate the roles of Chairman and CEO is justified, it’s this one. END DELIVERED REMARKS The full text of NLPC’s shareholder resolution for The Coca-Cola Company can be viewed here. The text of Chesser’s extended remarks in support of the resolution can be viewed here. NLPC this week will also present shareholder resolutions on various issues at the annual shareholder meetings held by Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman-Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Boeing and Berkshire-Hathaway. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Paul Chesser +1 703-327-1970 pchesser@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

April 26, 2022 08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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HowToBet Emphasizes Responsible Gambling as Online Sports Betting Soars

HowToBet.com

HowToBet.com is emphasizing the importance of responsible gambling after the latest industry figures show that the popularity of online sports betting is increasing at an unrelenting pace. The ‘betting guide, which is designed to educate adults about how to bet safely and sensibly, says that sports fans must double down on their efforts to gamble in a responsible manner. The latest figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show that the online and retail sportsbook wagering handle in New Jersey for March 2022 was $1.1bn in bets. This is a 30.7% increase from $859.3 million reported in March 2021. This is a 13.7% increase from $985.6 million in February of this year. The total accumulated sports handle in wagers in the state of New Jersey, since launching sports betting in 2018 is $25.6 bn. These trends are being replicated in most states that have legalized online sports betting. Whilst that is good news for the gambling industry as a whole, the exploding popularity of sports betting isn’t without its potential dangers. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for adults to learn to bet responsibly. HowToBet.com has seen this situation coming for a long time. A leading provider of freely accessible how-to guides and articles on all aspects of online gambling, it emphasizes the importance of responsible gambling every step of the way. As well as helping its readers to choose only legal and reputable sportsbooks and casinos, such as DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars, it also encourages a rational and conservative approach to betting rather than a dangerously emotional one. Right now, HowToBet.com has more than 600 articles and guides available, and that number is growing week on week. Viewed by many as ‘the original how to bet guide’, all of its content is written by seasoned journalists who have a passion for enjoying online sports betting in a responsible way. ‘Make no mistake, we love the world of online sports betting,’ said Cristian Campan, Product Owner at HowToBet.com. ‘But we are also the first to acknowledge that it isn’t without its potential dangers. As online sports betting continues to grow in popularity, so does the need for us to educate people on how to do it in a way that minimizes the risk of harm. ‘Our approach is therefore to explain how online sports betting works and how individuals can properly assess the risks and bet in a more conscious and deliberate manner. My hope is that HowToBet will help people to enjoy sports betting in much the same way as they drive their cars - carefully, rather than recklessly.’ HowToBet is currently providing a wealth of free guides on all aspects of sports betting, including How to Bet on the Kentucky Derby. Those of you who want to be in the know before the event can visit www.HowToBet.com. ---- Howtobet.com offers one of the world’s most comprehensive betting guides that can be accessed via a user-friendly web app. Its mission is to help make online betting safe, fun, and as easy as performing a search on Google. There are already more than 600 how-to guides freely available, all written by seasoned betting professionals. More guides are being added on a weekly basis in a continued effort to educate anyone interested in what is now a $199 billion betting industry. For more details, visit: https://www.howtobet.com/about-us/ References: https://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/docs/Financials/PressRel2020/January2020.pdf https://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/docs/Financials/PressRelease2021/January2021.pdf https://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/docs/Financials/PressRelease2022/March2022.pdf https://www.howtobet.com/usa-gambling/ https://www.howtobet.com/new-jersey-best-online-sportsbooks/ https://www.howtobet.com/best-pennsylvania-sports-betting-sites/ Contact Details HowToBet.com Cristian Campan +45 50 30 42 66 cristian.campan@raketech.com Company Website https://www.howtobet.com

April 26, 2022 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Retention Cloud Leader CleverTap Recognized as the “Breakout SaaS Startup of the Year” at SaaSBOOMi Awards 2021

CleverTap

CleverTap, the world’s leading retention cloud today announced it has been awarded the "Breakout SaaS Startup of the Year'' at the SaaSBOOMi Awards 2021. The awards, presented by SaaSBOOMi, an informal group of SaaS founders looking to network and learn from each other, recognizes excellence in Indian SaaS companies, their founders, and their many achievements and successes. India’s SaaS industry now boasts over $1.5 billion in annual revenues, with around 1,500+ SaaS companies as an active part of the SaaS community. Acknowledging the importance of this industry, the SaaSBOOMi Awards were launched in 2020 with a mission to celebrate the extraordinary aspirations and efforts of Indian SaaS founders. “The SaaSBOOMi Awards were introduced to recognise exemplary SaaS startups in the country that have set global standards in deep tech and cutting-edge innovation,” said Vinod Muthukrishnan, Member, SaaSBOOMi Awards team. “For the recently concluded 2021 edition, we are very happy to recognise CleverTap as the ‘ Breakout SaaS Startup of the Year.’ This accolade truly reflects the brand’s phenomenal work over the last year and its commitment to building exceptional user experiences for its customers.” “This is our first award from SaaSBOOMi and will be our most precious. Our customers make us successful and this award, which is shaped and judged by the community, underlines the importance of that bond and trust for us as a company and the partners who support us,” said Anand Jain, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, CleverTap. “We will continue to focus on solving the problem of user retention for consumer apps of all sizes. Our goal is to be the retention category market leader, not just in India and Southeast Asia but also North America and Europe and amplify the Indian SaaS success story to a growing and global audience.” The award is just one in a string of recent accolades recognising CleverTap’s technology prowess and capabilities. More than 10,000 apps across industries and geographies use CleverTap for customer engagement and retention over 3 billion devices. Built for speed, security, and scale, CleverTap has helped customers send over one trillion messages and create about 9 million campaigns in 2021. About CleverTap CleverTap is the modern, integrated retention cloud that empowers digital consumer brands to increase customer retention and lifetime value. For brands that understand and value user retention, CleverTap drives context and individualization with the help of a unified and deep data layer, AI/ML powered insights and automation. Customers around the world representing over 10,000 apps, including Vodafone Idea, SonyLIV, Daimler, Gojek, Carousell, and Premier League, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long term revenue. Backed by leading venture capital firms including Sequoia India, Tiger Global Management, and Accel, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Mumbai, Singapore, and Dubai. For more information, visit clevertap.com or follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Contact Details CleverTap Sony Shetty sony@clevertap.com Company Website https://clevertap.com/

April 26, 2022 02:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fonté Coffee Roaster Bets on Downtown Seattle with a New Café Restaurant in Rainier Square

Wright Runstad

Fonté Coffee Roaster, Seattle’s pioneer micro roasters founded by Paul Odom in 1992, announces that it will open a new flagship café and restaurant in the lobby of the 58 story Rainier Square, making it the newest “hot spot” in downtown Seattle. The expansive lobby is the central gathering hub that links Wright Runstad & Company’s Rainier Square and 400 University projects with the original Rainier Tower on a single block that encompasses 189 high end apartment homes, over 1.5 million square of office space, diverse retail offerings and ample parking. Fonté, a local coffee roaster operating seven cafés and relationships with the finest chefs, restaurants and hoteliers in the country, is set to open the flagship store in fall of 2022. The Fonté Café and Restaurant at Rainier Square will not only provide its classic offerings of fine coffee and high-quality hand-made to-go fare, it will entertain Seattle with a sit-down culinary dining experience with a fresh ingredients driven menu. The Fonté flagship café will join PCC Community Markets as Rainier Square comes to life with 80% of its apartment homes already leased and a growing roster of premier commercial tenants filling its office space. For Fonté’s part, an energetic commitment to entertaining will be as important as the commitment to fine quality. Hand-made cocktails prepared table side from a traveling trolley and engaging baristas, servers and bartenders are on the menu. “I believe that Seattle wants to be entertained again. I hope this collaboration inspires downtown Seattle’s 2.0 version and brings much-needed play back to our dynamic city,” says Odom. Odom is certain that offering a cool coffee and cocktails dining experience where people can gather and be social will help jump-start the process. “Envision New York’s Eataly by day and old Nomad Bar by night as inspiration for the concept.” The store will operate in Rainier Square’s expansive main floor lobby, serving indoor lounge and outdoor courtyard seating all day and into the night. Located on the block between Union and University and Fourth and Fifth Avenues, Rainier Square occupies the preeminent location in the heart of downtown Seattle. With easy access to transit and ample underground parking, getting to Fonté’s new flagship café will be easy for city residents and tourists alike who are looking for coffee and breakfast in the morning, lunch at mid-day, a place to unwind with a cocktail after work or for dinner before the theater. About Rainier Square: Developed by Wright Runstad & Company and opened in 2020, Rainier Square occupies the prominent position in Seattle’s downtown and on its skyline. The 1.1 million square foot project includes a 58-story tower containing 734,000 square feet of office space and The Residences at Rainier Square, 189 luxury apartment residences on its uppermost floors. Rainier Square shares the block with the 400 University building and the landmark Rainier Tower. All three properties are connected at the main lobby level which features Fonte’s flagship Café and Restaurant and affords access to a unique mix of destination retailers, a 20,000 square foot PCC Community Market and ample underground parking. More information about Rainier Square can be found at www.rainiersquare.com About Fonté: Founded in 1992, Fonté Coffee Roaster is the longest standing independent micro coffee roaster still owned and operated by its original founder Paul Odom. Fonté headquarters and roasting facility are located in the hip Georgetown district in Seattle, WA. The company owns and operates seven coffee bars with two more in development under the Fonté & Uptown Espresso brand names. The company manages a lively wholesale operation supplying the nation’s premier chefs, restaurants and hoteliers as well as a thriving online business. Fonté roasts coffee by hand and as part of its commitment to artisan quality has allowed only three qualified people in the last thirty years to perform the role of roaster. One is Fonté’s master roaster, Steve Smith, who has experience dating back to the 1970s where he was the first master roaster for the Starbucks Coffee Company. In 1991, Steve brought his expertise to full bloom with Fonté Coffee Roaster, where curating only the finest coffees from meticulous growers from the best regions is a priority. Coffees are selected from all over the world based on individual varietal character and are only chosen if they meet the standards of the signature Fonté roast. As a green coffee buyer and full reign of our roasters, we seek to experiment and create the unimaginable, the highest level of excellence in the coffee experience. Contact Details Forrest Carman +1 206-859-3118 forrestc@owenmedia.com Company Website https://www.rainiersquare.com/

April 25, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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COD, Aurora University Launch 2+2 Agreements with Graduate Study Pathways in Exercise Science, Athletic Training and Sports Management

College of DuPage

College of DuPage and Aurora University have launched three new 2+2 programs designed to help COD Physical Education, Fitness and Sports Studies students pursue advanced degrees. The programs are made possible through a new institutional partnership between COD and Aurora setting the foundation for future pathway agreements for COD students to seamlessly transfer to Aurora at the junior level. “This new institutional partnership between COD and Aurora University reflects our collaborative and intentional level of commitment to providing seamless student access and paths to success in higher education,” said COD President Dr. Brian Caputo. “Through the new programs, we are excited to offer various opportunities for our physical education students, especially those interested in furthering their education beyond a bachelor’s degree.” Developed for students who plan to major in exercise science or sports management, the new programs allow students to earn an associate degree at COD and a bachelor’s degree from Aurora in just four years with the option of a fifth year to earn a master’s degree in a related area of study. Students can pursue three different 2+2 agreements: a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with an option to earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training; a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with an option to earn a Master of Science in Exercise Science; or a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with an option to earn a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Management. Under the agreements, COD students can start planning their transition to Aurora as early as their first semester by following an academic transfer plan designed to ensure a smooth transition. “This exciting new partnership with Aurora University gives our students an educational framework from day one of classes,” said COD Physical Education Assistant Professor Stephanie Vlach. “Not only does this allow COD students to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, but it also leads to excellent career or graduate-level pathways, including the only partnership of its kind for COD students interested in a career as an athletic trainer.” Aurora University Dean of Health Science Sarah Radke said she is excited to partner with COD to offer opportunities for students wanting to continue their education. “Students will gain hands-on experience working in our state-of-the-art labs and in a premier internship experience,” she said. “We are also excited to extend that pathway into our plus one graduate programs in exercise science, sport management and athletic training.” For more information about these new agreements, contact COD’s Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services Department at (630) 942-2259. Learn more about COD’s Physical Education, Fitness and Sports Studies transfer opportunities. Contact Details Angela Mennecke +1 630-942-3134 menneckea@cod.edu

April 25, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Join Lensbaby for a Day of In-Person Photography and Exploration

Lensbaby

Lensbaby, the leader in award-winning creative effect camera lenses, is excited to announce their first ever International PhotoWalk on Saturday April 30th, 2022! Join a Lensbaby Photowalk leader in the city nearest you and enjoy a day filled with exploration, photography and prizes. This event is first-come ticketing and free to attend. All that is required is your favorite camera, whether that is simply your phone or a DSLR, and a pair of comfortable walking shoes. You’ll be led around the city streets on an interactive treasure hunt, searching for prize worthy shots. After the day is done, submit your photowalk images to Lensbaby for the chance to be featured on their blog, and or their Instagram feed with over 30,000 followers. Did we mention the prizes?! Want to form a group with your photography loving friends instead? Then you have the option to form a private photowalk group or you can go solo. The choice is yours. Cities currently participating are: Sydney, AUS Melbourne, AUS Seattle, WA London, UK Hamilton, ON, CA Atlanta, GA Alburtis, PA Venice, CA Phoenix, AZ Manchester, UK Frederick, MD Albuquerque Houston, TX Madrid, Spain Denver, CO Pittsfield, MA Don’t see a location close to where you live? Sign up to join wherever you call home. Contact Details Nicole Lisson & M&P Agency +1 310-266-9114 nicole@mcmillanphillips.com Company Website https://lensbaby.com/

April 22, 2022 11:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Road Scholar Announces Partnership With Carbonfund.org

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In celebration of Earth Day, not-for-profit Road Scholar, the world leader in educational travel for older adults, announces a partnership with Carbonfund.org Foundation, a not-for-profit leader in the fight against climate change, helping organizations and individuals reduce their impact on the environment. Starting July 1, 2022, at the start of its fiscal year, Road Scholar will launch a carbon offsetting initiative to counter the impact of travel to Road Scholar programs, investing in projects with Carbonfund.org that reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Some of Carbonfund.org’s projects include clean-burning stoves in Kenya, solar farms in India and projects here in the United States. Since 2003, Carbonfund.org has supported 240 Renewable Energy, Forestry and Energy Efficiency projects in 28 countries and 42 American states, offsetting over 40 billion pounds of carbon equivalent emissions while also planting more than 1.6 million trees. Eric Carlson, President of Carbonfund.org Foundation said, "We are delighted to partner with Road Scholar on a carbon emissions reduction strategy for their various educational travel programs. It is critical we reduce emissions associated with travel to do our part in the fight against climate change." As an educational nonprofit, Road Scholar’s sustainability efforts will also incorporate environmental education, starting with a live virtual lecture with Brian McFarland, Carbonfund.org’s Executive Vice President of Carbon Projects and Origination. The lecture will help Road Scholar participants learn how carbon-offsetting projects protect the environment. James Moses, Road Scholar’s President and CEO, says these are just the first steps the organization is taking to create sustainability initiatives: “Road Scholar wants to help reduce the impact of travel on the environment and is committed to creating a more sustainable future for generations to come. The path to a more sustainable planet is a road we must all follow, and we’re excited to take this important step to help move the world toward a clean energy future.” About Road Scholar: Road Scholar is the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. They offer thousands of programs in more than 100 countries and 50 states. Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the world leader in educational travel since 1975. Learn more at press.roadscholar.org. About Carbonfund.org Foundation: Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against climate change, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact. Carbonfund.org has America’s first carbon neutral product label, Carbon free ® Certified. The Carbon free ® Certified Products Program is proud to be part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly Program Contact Details Kelsey Knoedler Perri +1 617-521-5301 Kelsey.Perri@roadscholar.org Company Website https://www.roadscholar.org/about/press

April 21, 2022 10:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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