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Spotlight Sports Group Acquires Alarm Sports Network, Leading US Fantasy Sports Operator

Spotlight Sports Group

Spotlight Sports Group announced today the acquisition of FA Media LLC (Alarm Sports Network), a leading fantasy sports technology and media company, in an all-cash transaction. Spotlight Sports Group is a world-leading technology, content and media company specializing in sports betting and fantasy sports. Alarm Sports Network provides white-label proprietary technology solutions and free-to-play contests for blue-chip media and sports content providers. It also develops engaging content for its popular consumer sports platforms: Fantasy Alarm, DFS Alarm and Wager Alarm. The addition of these services to Spotlight Sports Group creates an all-encompassing sports betting and fantasy sports offering. Spotlight Sports Group is recognized for its sports betting expertise on direct-to-consumer platforms like Pickswise, one of the fastest-growing sports betting content providers in North America, and Racing Post in the UK and Ireland. Spotlight Sports Group also supplies sports betting technology, tooling and actionable content to drive user engagement for the world’s leading sportsbooks and media owners. “This acquisition immediately accelerates our growth across North America with the addition of proprietary technology and authoritative, scalable content. We are delighted to be joining forces with a vastly experienced management team steeped in fantasy sports and sports betting expertise. ASN will also broaden our business-to-business footprint through partnerships with Yahoo, FTN Network, SiriusXM and others,” said Alan Byrne, CEO of Spotlight Sports Group. “This is a transformative deal for Spotlight Sports Group. It allows us to combine the skills and expertise which have fueled our digital growth in the UK and Ireland with the talent and flair of the team at ASN in order to have a significant impact on the all-important US market.” Key highlights from the deal include: Spotlight Sports Group will retain the expertise of the Alarm Sports Network team: co-founders Dan and Al Williams, former NBC executive and Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association Hall-Of-Famer Rick Wolf and former FOX Sports & EA Sports executive Ed Bunnell. Alarm Sports Network, who developed the technology to help drive user engagement and revenue at sports media companies like FTN Network, Yahoo, Bally Sports and The Nation Network, will fold into Spotlight Sports Group’s brand. ASN brands Fantasy Alarm, Wager Alarm, DFS Alarm and Fantasy Rundown join Pickwise in a new look direct-to-consumer brand roster for sports bettors and fantasy players across North America. Spotlight Sports Group will integrate the ASN team, growing the Group’s staff to more than 500 people. “This deal creates a powerhouse sports betting and fantasy sports business, proven to drive revenue with engagement-led solutions. Using our unique mix of product technology, expert content and authoritative brands, we will continue to deepen our relationships with our partners to help them grow and monetize their audiences,” said Rick Wolf, President Alarm Sports Network. “We are tremendously excited to become part of Spotlight Sports Group, working together to help solve challenges and drive innovation for our partners in the fast-evolving sports media and affiliate landscape,” added Dan Williams, Co-Founder. For more information on Spotlight Sports Group please visit: https://www.spotlightsportsgroup.com/en_us/ ABOUT SPOTLIGHT SPORTS GROUP Spotlight Sports Group (owned by Exponent Private Equity) is a leading technology, content and media business specializing in sports betting. Evolved from the Racing Post Group, Spotlight Sports Group engages millions of people directly through Racing Post, Pickswise, Free Super Tips and myracing. The company also has decades of experience in powering growth and conversion for the world’s biggest sportsbooks and media companies, delivering best-in-class technology and expert scalable content experiences in more than 70 languages. ABOUT THE ALARM SPORTS NETWORK Alarm Sports Network’s (ASN) mission is to create products, services and content that entertain and inform so that sports fans can learn, play and win whether it is fantasy sports or sports betting. This has been achieved through three digital platforms: Fantasy Alarm, Wager Alarm and DFS Alarm. ASN platforms cover all 10 major US sports (including Esports) offering a mix of free and premium content. The business-to-business division supplies media companies with a range of tools from data modelled projections for player performance to full turnkey white-label platforms and free-to-play contests. Contact Details Michael Adorno +1 212-931-6143 madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.spotlightsportsgroup.com/en_us/

September 01, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Handlery Union Square Hotel San Francisco Offers Fire Evacuees Special Rate of $75/Night (Including Parking)

Handlery

Handlery Hotels, Inc., the family-owned and operated brand of Handlery Union Square Hotel San Francisco, is supporting evacuees of Northern California wildfires by offering special rates to those displaced. The package, priced at just $75 per night, includes parking. "We wanted to support those being forced from their homes in this unprecedented fire season,” said Jon Handlery, president of Handlery Hotels, Inc. “We are a family-owned hotel and want to give families a place to rest while they figure out next steps.” Fire Evacuee Package The $75/night package, which does not include tax/service fees, must be booked at sf.handlery.com or via phone at 800-995-4874. Package includes: 3 p.m. late check-out Complimentary parking with unlimited in and out privileges Complimentary bottled water Complimentary Wi-Fi 10% discount at Macy’s 10% off Red and White Fleet Bay Cruises 10% discount on Big Bus city tours *Please note: proof of residency in a fire zone must be shown at check in. Only one room per evacuee is permitted for this special package. Rates are in effect until November 2, 2021. About Handlery Hotels Commitment to Clean All areas of the Handlery Hotel San Diego have been fully cleaned and disinfected according to local health guidelines. A strict cleaning process taking place throughout the day further ensures the health and safety of our guests and staff. For more information on our health and safety protocols, please visit www.handlery.com. About Handlery Hotels, Inc. Handlery Hotels is California's oldest family-owned hotel company, serving guests for nearly 100 years. Two premier properties welcome guests visiting both northern and southern California: Handlery Union Square Hotel in San Francisco and Handlery Hotel San Diego. Frequent guests can take advantage of the Handlery Rewards program, which offers one free night after every 10 nights you stay at either California location. For more information, please visit www.handlery.com. MEDIA, PLEASE NOTE: For more information, including an interview with Jon Handlery, please contact Robin Carr/Landis Communications (LCI) at (415) 971-3991 or robin@landispr.com. # # # Contact Details Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 robin@landispr.com

August 31, 2021 02:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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YuMOVE Offers Tips for Walking Your New Pandemic Puppy

Lintbells

For many across the country, new work from home policies, quarantines, social distancing, and loneliness all added to the appeal of adding a new puppy to the home. Whether the timing was right for a pandemic puppy or owners had been planning on a new puppy for a while, there’s no doubt pet ownership is on the rise. Bringing a puppy home for the first time can be exciting, with owners anxious to get out for ‘walkies’ as soon as possible. But too much exercise especially high-impact exercise, can be bad for puppies and increase the chance of broken bones. “When a puppy is born, its bones are not fully formed,” said Veterinarian Dr. Craig Prior, B.V.Sc., C.V.J., member of YuMOVE veterinary advisory board. “The age at which the growth plates close or stop growing varies hugely between individuals, breeds and joints, but tends to be somewhere between six months and two-and-a-half years, with an average of about a year. Some studies have suggested that too much exercise before these growth plates close can put strain on joints and increase the risk of various bone and joint conditions.” Here’s a helpful chart to reference before taking your puppy out. Other tips to keep in mind when walking puppies include: Walk don’t run – Until your puppy is fully grown, avoid taking them for a jog, cycle ride, or any other type of vigorous exercise. Pay attention- While you’re walking, pay attention to your puppy, and stop if you notice them getting tired – even if it’s been less than the recommended exercise time. Vaccinations- avoid other dogs and public areas until 5-7 days after vaccination round two to keep them from getting sick. Heat- puppies, like adult dogs and humans, can be at risk for heatstroke if temperatures get too hot. Keep puppies inside if the temperature exceeds 90 degrees and pay attention to the pavement temperature as the ground can get much hotter than the surrounding air. Hold the back of your hand to the pavement for 10 seconds. If you can’t hold for the full amount, it’s too hot for your puppy as well. Play- Gentle tug of war games and rolling a ball slowly for your pup is okay, but Charging after a ball that has been thrown, or excessive rough and tumble with a larger dog should be avoided. Pet owners should talk with their veterinarian about any questions or concerns with their puppy’s activity or growing hips/joints. Being proactive and taking steps to optimize the health of your younger dog once they get to be about three years of age is a good thing as well! It means they’ll be less likely to develop problems with stiffness and mobility as they grow older. Supplements can be used by younger dogs- not recommended for use on puppies- but be sure to look for a product designed especially to support active and growing joints such as YuMOVE Young & Active joint support for dogs 5 years and younger. Interviews, additional veterinarian advice and supporting documentation available upon request. For more information on hip/joint health and keeping pets active for life, please visit https://yumove.com/blogs/health-guides. About YuMOVE YuMOVE is clinically proven* and the #1 hip and joint supplement in the UK** now available in the US. YuMOVE is on a mission to keep pets ‘active for life’ which is why we are committed to making the best joint support products in the world. Packed with unique ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussels, sustainably sourced from select New Zealand bays, YuMOVE is full of antioxidants and Omega 3. Its unique premium formula aids joint development supports active joints and structure and promotes mobility. www.yumove.com *Study conducted by the Royal Veterinary College of London, United Kingdom **Kynetec VetTrak data, sales through veterinary wholesalers, February 2021 About Lintbells Lintbells, the UK's #1 Vet Recommended Dog Joint Supplement company, currently helps more than 1 million dogs across Europe and the United States. In March 2019, Lintbells officially entered the US Market with the introduction of their most popular product abroad, YuMOVE Soft Chews. This joint supplement promotes joint and cartilage health in dogs of all breeds and sizes. Made from all-natural, human-grade, non-GMO ingredients, the secret to YuMOVE Soft Chews' success comes from Lintbells own ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel (or GLM). GLM, a superfood derived from the purest sources in New Zealand, is an essential ingredient with extraordinary properties that improves joint function, mobility, and reduces discomfort in our dogs. This unique ingredient, rich with more Omega 3s than any other GLM, is naturally anti-inflammatory, meaning our dog's stiff joints are eased naturally. To learn more, visit www.yumove.com Contact Details Jamie Baxter +1 775-322-4022 jamie@theimpetusagency.com Company Website https://yumove.com/

August 31, 2021 10:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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EBY - The Authority in Seamless Underwear - Announces $6 Million in Series A Funding and the Launch of their Limited Edition Seamless Luxe Collection

EBY

Women’s empowerment & tech apparel company EBY announces today that they have raised $6M in Series A funding. Co-Founded by entrepreneur Renata M. Black in 2018, EBY is the ‘authority in seamless underwear’ - utilizing uniquely applied no-slip-grip technology to their seamless panties and bralettes. The direct-to-consumer brand also works to enable women to support other women with the one decision they make every morning - the underwear they decide to wear. 10% of proceeds from EBY underwear sales go to the Seven Bar Foundation to empower women through microfinance: small business loans to women in poverty that lead to incredible outcomes. Colt Ventures, a Dallas based investment firm, led the company’s $6M Series A financing. Colt is a diversified firm that is active in biotechnology, oil & gas, technology, consumer/retail, special situations, and real estate. The firm has a long track record of successful exits and has made notable investments in e-commerce food delivery company Deliveroo, online video platform Rumble, and marketing automation platform Eloqua. "Now more than ever, we are excited to invest in a female led company such as EBY that is bursting with market potential and has a notable social mission to support women globally. Just like Colt Ventures, EBY is laser focused on the future. We were highly impressed with Renata’s bold vision and the business she has built to date. We are excited to support her as the company enters its next growth phase.” - Sundeep Agrawal M.D., General Partner EBY’s fast growth has garnered investment from other notable investors including Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm Azure Capital (which boasts a portfolio that comprises of Native Deodorants, Bouqs and Sleep 8), Robert DiRomualdo (Chairman of Ulta Beauty), Ken Goldman (former CFO of Yahoo), and Duncan Neiderauer (former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange). EBY plans to use the funding to open new channels, make key new hires, and expand their influencer marketing efforts to support their rapid growth, which has seen 10,000 5-star customer reviews in under three years. They will be launching several new product lines over the rest of 2021, including their Limited Edition Seamless Luxe Collection, launching today - ultra-comfortable, premium seamless panty and bralette sets ranging from $21-$69. Seamless Luxe pieces will be available in two, limited edition colorways: Sakura - a beautiful hand-painted floral print, and Roseata Fleur - a luxury, lilac-like purple. The print was created in partnership with emerging graphic artist Laura Matson, in keeping with EBY’s mission of empowering women in business. In addition to the Seamless Luxe Collection, EBY will launch additional premium collections, a period underwear, and a mesh collection throughout the rest of the year. Body-inclusive EBY offers seamless underwear in sizes XS-4XL, servicing over 100 million plus-size customers who cannot shop at some of the largest retail stores in the U.S. Its flocking technology acts as a second skin and has garnered EBY with a reputation as a best-in-class seamless product. EBY’s membership program also offers consumers an underwear subscription box with exclusive product and members-only pricing. The company’s core mission is female empowerment - not only through their offerings to their loyal subscribers and shoppers, but also by supporting women in poverty through the power of microfinance. By the end of this year, EBY will have impacted over 15,000 women and children out of poverty into business. “EBY is in a unique place in a competitive market as an all-size inclusive, tech-commerce brand with a social mandate. It’s not just about revenue and growth, it's about impact and creating lasting relationships with our customers.” - Renata M. Black, Co-Founder Prices for the Seamless Luxe Collection range from $21-$69 For more information on EBY, please visit https://shop.join-eby.com. Contact Details Amber Cardullo acardullo@ogakidigital.com Company Website https://shop.join-eby.com

August 30, 2021 08:08 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Experience World’s First-Ever Virtual Walk-Through of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu

Cityneon

Cityneon’s First Foray into Artefacts IP Exhibition – Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru Brings the Ancient Andean Civilization Back to Life SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 August 2021 - This October, visitors to the world’s premiere of the Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru exhibition in Boca Raton, South Florida are set to be wowed, as they immerse themselves in the awe of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu and embark on a fascinating journey with the ancient civilizations of Peru through a full-motion 360-degree all-round interactive Virtual Reality (VR) experience like never before. The early access online ticket portal is now open to the public at BocaMuseum.org/Golden. With the exclusive approval granted by the Peruvian Government to fly drones through the magnificent site of Machu Picchu, Cityneon leveraged on the team’s state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology to capture the best-in-class cinematic and visual assets of the invaluable UNESCO World Heritage Site, to create an immersive experience consisting of outstanding virtual reality, sophisticated augmented reality system and in-person interaction elements. To preserve this invaluable historical site, less than 1 million travellers are allowed entry into Machu Picchu every year. With the recent global pandemic situation, the need for social distancing and other measures, this number has further dipped to 250,000. Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru aims to bring this rare UNESCO World Heritage site to people from all over the world virtually. This one-of-its-kind exhibition will showcase the first-ever virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu through the utilization of globally-acclaimed patented VR motion chairs fully equipped with premium multi-sensory stimulation features such as high-resolution six degrees of freedom (6-DOF) VR headsets, haptic feedback on the backseats, scent dispensers and unlimited 360-degree rotation, allowing visitors to travel back time to see, hear, feel and even smell the mysterious city in the sky. Visitors will journey through the vast expanse of Andean history alongside the mythical hero Ai Apaec, to discover the mysteries of Andean cosmology. Besides the unique VR experience, the exhibition also features the largest Andean gold collection ever to travel the world. This new museum experience highlights a selection of 192 artefacts from royal tombs, including objects that belonged to noble Andean lords, many never seen out of Peru before. One of the exhibition’s highlights is a fully intact gold attire of a Chimú Emperor that dates to 1300 AD. With their longevity and engineering only rivalled by the Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire, the Andean societies dominated a substantial segment of South America for over 3,000 years straight through the reign of the Incan Empire. Cityneon’s Executive Chairman & Group CEO Mr. Ron Tan said, “It’s enthralling for Cityneon to have the opportunity to present to new audiences these remarkable pieces of rare Andean artefacts. Cityneon’s strong track record of staging immersive experiences globally with record-breaking visitor numbers reflects our strength in delivering high-quality experiences to visitors from around the world. Through this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with history in a way that has never been done before. With this exhibition, visitors can personally feel the magnificence of Machu Picchu like they are physically there, while exploring the ancient cultures who lived in this city 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains.” “Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru is an impressive and extensive exhibition that showcases the limitless potential of VR technology,” said Mr. Anthony Tann, President of World Heritage Exhibitions. “There are hundreds of ancient artefacts to admire, and I am excited to welcome visitors to experience this monumental period of human history through the lens of virtual reality. This exhibition was put together by many talented individuals and excellent technology, and I am certain it will be a memorable and enchanting experience for many to enjoy.” In alignment to Cityneon’s corporate philosophy of “Big Ideas, Bigger Experiences”, the global experience entertainment company has put together an award-winning team behind this multi-million-dollar exhibition with one goal - to push limits and break boundaries to create the most immersive, breath-taking and realistic experience for audiences worldwide. Cityneon currently partners with foreign governments, world-renowned museums, heritage organizations and major movie studios to hold exclusive IP exhibitions, creating iconic experiences for their visitors from all over the world. To date, the Group has toured their IP experiences in excess of 50 cities worldwide. Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru is Cityneon’s first artefact IP exhibition, and is made possible with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Peruvian Government, and through a close collaboration with its valued partners, the Museo Larco and Inkaterra Asociación, the World Heritage Exhibitions and the Boca Rotan Museum of Art. MACHU PICCHU AND THE GOLDEN EMPIRES OF PERU EXHIBITION WORLD TOUR World Premier Venue: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida Date: 16 October 2021 Online Ticket Portal: https://bocamuseum.org/golden Cityneon Holdings With its global reach and international partnerships, Cityneon has the capability to serve its clients anywhere in the world. Cityneon was listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange since 2005, and was privatized on February 2019 by West Knighton Limited, a company wholly owned by Cityneon’s Executive Chairman and Group CEO, Ron Tan, together with Hong Kong veteran entrepreneur and investor, Johnson Ko Chun Shun. Johnson is a capital markets veteran and has held controlling interests and directorships in many listed companies. In May 2019, Cityneon welcomed CITIC Capital as a new shareholder, who holds approximately 9% shares in Cityneon. CITIC Capital is part of CITIC Group, one of China’s largest conglomerates, and has over US$29B of assets under its management across 100 funds and investment products globally. Other institutional shareholders of the Group include EDBI - a Singapore government-linked global investor, and Pavilion Capital - a Singapore-based investment institution which focuses on private equity investments, that made strategic investments to the Group in August and October 2019 respectively. In April 2021, Cityneon welcomed new investors Seatown Holdings International, Qatar’s Doha Venture Capital, which will now own approximately 4% of the Group, and other financial institutions and family offices, joining the already strong stable of shareholders to support the Group's further expansion globally. For more information, please visit www.cityneongroup.com. About World Heritage Exhibitions World Heritage Exhibitions (WHE) is a worldwide leader in producing, promoting, and designing blockbuster exhibitions. WHE is renowned for producing the finest quality museum content that captivates, educates, and inspires visitors across the globe. With a combined 50-years of exhibition experience, the executive team is responsible for touring many of the world's most valuable treasures, including objects from King Tutankhamun's tomb, relics from Cleopatra's Royal Palace, artifacts from the Titanic, items from the discovery of Pompeii, and more. Their exhibitions have now been enjoyed by over 30 million people, spanning six continents, and their collective expertise has come together in one of the most influential touring exhibition companies on the planet. #Cityneon #World Heritage Exhibitions #WHE Contact Details Wong Yi Lin +65 6571 6338 ir@cityneongroup.com

August 30, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Grand Opening of the 2021 Nanhui Art Project - Turning Taitung into a Giant Art Museum

Taitung County Government

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 26 August 2021 - “The Nanhui Art Project-Sicevudan: Forward From Here,” has officially begun. Starting from August 2021, the indigenous villages found in the four townships of Taitung’s South Link will be home to inspiring art instillations. This year, the Nanhui Art Project is centered around Sicevudan, which means “converging with the universal source.” The Project will feature 14 groups of artists from Taiwan, Indonesia, South Africa and the US. The artists have utilized Taitung’s various natural resources while bringing together people from different backgrounds. Through this, they’ve created 14 art instillations that reflect their thoughts and feelings towards Taitung’s South Link. Sicevudan is a Paiwan word that means “source” and “convergence.” In this case, it symbolizes art’s power to overcome ethnic and regional differences. The Project has produced different types of art instillations that complement Taitung’s stunning scenery. These 14 works have been placed at various locations along the South-Link Highway. The Nanhui Art Project has also teamed up with indigenous villages, such as Lalaulan, Jinlun, Pacavalj and Tjuluqalju to host different activities. Local artists will share their creative experiences, host traditional handicrafts workshops, prepare indigenous meals, have singing performances and organize village tours. The Project is about more than just looking at some artwork. It's an opportunity to get to know what makes the indigenous tribes of the South Link special. 【Tour Info】 “The Nanhui Art Project-Sicevudan: Forward From Here,” Dates: 7/30/2021-11/14/2021 Location: The four townships of Taitung’s South Link-Taimali, Jinfeng, Dawu and Daren Periodic updates regarding the event will be posted online. Please check back often. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjG-AD_pnnna0K5zJICqNhg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NanhuiArtProject/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nanhui_art/ Contact Details Fay HUANG v5034@taitung.gov.tw

August 26, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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GRYT Health Announces New Additions to Board of Directors and Employee Team

GRYT Health

GRYT (“grit”) Health, a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health, announces the appointment of Sheila Thorne, president and chief executive officer, Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group, LLC, to its Board of Directors. "Sheila Thorne is a powerhouse in the healthcare marketing industry and a champion of patient rights and equality. On behalf of the entire GRYT Health team, I'm sharing our excitement over her addition to our Board of Directors," said Shelley Nolden, cancer survivor, co-founder, and chairwoman of GRYT Health. "We're thrilled to have Sheila join her voice with ours as we work to change healthcare and accelerate GRYT Health's commercial growth and community impact while always preserving our patient-first principles." A native New Yorker and former senior executive in five preeminent marketing and communications companies, Sheila has spent more than two decades designing marketing, media and health education campaigns for the top 50 pharmaceutical companies across a broad range of therapeutic categories from molecule to market. A former high school teacher of foreign languages, she has worked on behalf of the healthcare industry throughout North America, Western Europe and Latin America with a focus on communities of color. She teaches and has lectured on health equity and cultural competency at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine, Rutgers, New York University and Queens College. She has given over 250 keynote presentations and workshops on cultural competency, anti-bias, and diversity. She is published in Pharmaceutical Executive, PharmaVoice, Medical, Marketing & Media and has numerous articles published in a variety of consumer health and ethnic publications. Sheila is known for her unique ability to galvanize communities of color around health and social justice issues. She has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, The Positive Community, Madame Noire, The Network Journal and a frequent panelist during the sessions of the Annual Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Health Institute, and the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Sheila has received numerous awards for her innovative health marketing strategies to reach people of color, including PharmaVOICE Top 100 earlier this month. "I am truly excited to join the GRYT Health Board," stated Sheila Thorne. "I look forward to working with this extraordinary group of patient advocates who use their humanity to reach all those living and surviving with a chronic or life-threatening disease, no matter what they look like, what language they speak, or where they come from." GRYT Health is also proud to announce a significant number of employee additions and promotions. “We are blessed to have seen tremendous business growth this year, which allowed us to significantly invest in increasing our staff, as well as employee growth opportunities, in an ongoing effort to provide direct support to patients and caregivers today, while empowering them to use their experience to improve healthcare tomorrow,” said Dave Craig, cancer survivor, co-founder, and chief executive officer. “A company started and run by cancer survivors, the patient is the center for everything we do. We bring services to others that we wish we would have had during our own diagnoses.” Through its app and desktop platform, GRYT Health offers support services through connection and education, as well as the ability for patients, survivors and caregivers to share their experiences to help others. Currently, working in collaboration with half of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies, GRYT Health champions patient experience research, clinical trial patient activation, and virtual patient education programs, including leading The Advocacy Exchange and The Global Virtual Cancer Conference, now in its third year. GRYT Health is proud to announce the following employee changes: Matt Berner has joined the team as an Umbraco front end developer. He has held similar roles for 15 years and finds joy in creating a digital product that improves people’s lives. Matt is a 2006 graduate of Muhlenberg College and currently lives in Macungie, Pa. Dave Bjork was recently hired as vice president of empowerment. In this role, he leads the business development and project management of virtual patient education programming with our industry partners. He is a lung cancer survivor, advocate, and host of The Research Evangelist podcast, which elevates the voices of others to inform and empower. Dave earned his degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his background includes over 20 years in industry and non-profit management roles. He currently lives in Georgetown, Mass. Christian Bullock was recently promoted to director of digital strategy. In this role, Christian oversees search engine optimization and digital advertising. Having gone through his own cancer diagnosis, Christian found GRYT Health in 2018 and joined the team in an advisory capacity. Christian prides himself on communicating with other cancer patients and survivors in an empathic and understanding way. Prior to joining GRYT Health, Christian cut his teeth in various agency management and digital media roles. He has a particular interest in astronomy and likes to read whenever he can. He graduated from Washington State University and currently resides in Battle Ground, Wash. Rachel Byrd joined the organization in 2020 and was recently promoted to senior research coordinator. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Neuroscience from Central Michigan University and her Masters of Science degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Molecular Medicine from Montana State University. Cancer has touched her life through her younger sister, who is now nearly 20 years cancer free, and through the loss of her aunt and uncle. Rachel grew up in Michigan, but currently calls Bozeman, Mont., home. Megan-Claire Chase was recently hired as partnership director. In this role, she is working to build relationships with non-profit patient advocacy groups to engage their expertise in virtual patient education programs and amplify their resources to support the GRYT Health community. Megan-Claire is an accomplished media and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in these industries. After being diagnosed with breast cancer (stage IIA invasive lobular) in 2015, she became heavily involved in patient advocacy and research post-treatment. She is a powerful communicator, public speaker, researcher, published writer and blogger of Life on the Cancer Train. In her spare time, she is a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program and a contributing writer for WebMD under their breast cancer section. Megan-Claire and her work has been featured in national press including The New York Times and People Magazine, as well as through numerous patient advocacy organizations. She grew up in Macon, Ga. and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication with a minor in Theatre from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. Chris Chamars was recently hired as a programs and partnership specialist. Chris has extensive experience in the healthcare and community relations industries, including time as an EMT, teaching health education and doing community outreach with the Peace Corps in Moldova, and at The Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. and a dual Masters of Science degree and MBA in Global Healthcare Management from The Heller School at Brandeis University in Mass. Chris currently lives in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Leah Hennessey was recently hired as marketing manager. Leah is a designer and leukemia survivor with a passion for storytelling and making positive impacts on the lives of patients and survivors. After her diagnosis, she started a fundraising campaign called The Positive Project, for Roswell Park Cancer Center, where she received her treatment, including a bone marrow transplant, by selling handmade illustrative cards with uplifting messages inspired by fellow patient’s stories. Leah has been working with startups since 2015 and loves high-growth, high-energy environments. In her spare time, Leah enjoys running, biking, drawing, reading, and playing with her dogs. Leah grew up in Chatham, N.Y., received a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University at Buffalo and currently lives in Baldwinsville, N.Y. Liz Hiles was recently hired as an engagement specialist. Diagnosed with Stage III-B, non-metastatic bladder cancer with a T4 tumor in August 2016, she had her bladder removed with a stoma/urostomy placed, followed by chemotherapy. Liz has worked with several non-profit organizations as well in the education field. After healing from her experience with cancer, she transitioned to writing and advocacy work full-time. She is passionate about advocating for young adults in the cancer, bladder cancer and ostomy communities, serving as a community manager and contributing writer for select groups. Liz hails from Cincinnati and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Ohio University in Athens, as well as certifications in Women’s Studies and Cross-Cultural Competencies. Dr. Daniel Platt joined GRYT Health in 2020 as vice president of research and patient engagement and was recently promoted to chief medical officer. He has spent the majority of his life engaged in making the healthcare system more responsive to the needs of patients. Dan holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree with distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He recently moved back to Rochester after having spent the last 10 years in Boston as a resident in neurology and consultant to biotech, pharma, and industry. Dan has extensive experience in the immuno-oncology space, having also served as the executive director, medical strategy and development, for Advaxis Immunotherapies. He is passionate about improving the prevention and treatment of cancer, educating and advocating for patients, and reshaping healthcare to be effective, efficient, and equitable. Uma Rana recently joined the organization as senior vice president of empowerment. Uma was the lead project manager for Bristol Myers Squibb Patient Advocacy and has led many key strategic initiatives across the organization. Her extensive experience in program/project management, strategy, operations, resource planning, financial, procurement, and relationship management will enhance GRYT Health’s core capabilities and help drive project success. Uma holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Pre-Med/Biology with Honors from Rider University and a MBA from New York Institute of Technology. She currently lives in East Windsor, N.J. Eileen Shannon was recently hired as vice president of client relations. In this role, she works closely with GRYT Health champions within client organizations to learn what makes them most proud of their work, and to help align resources to deliver those results. Eileen brings over 14 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and alumni relations. As a supporter of both family and friends who have experienced cancer, Eileen finds profound personal meaning in GRYT Health’s mission. Eileen holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Professional & Technical Communication and a Masters of Science degree in Communication & Media Technologies, both from Rochester Institute of Technology. She resides in Rochester, N.Y. Sam Schneider was recently hired as a senior research coordinator. Sam joins GRYT Health from Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute where he spent three years as a research scientist in CAR T-cell (cancer) research, drug development, and clinical trials. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from Western Washington University. Sam grew up in Bainbridge Island, Wash. and now lives in Hilo, HI. Benjamin Valence joined the organization in 2019 as a front-end developer and was recently promoted to the role of manager of front-end development. In this role, he oversees a team of professionals to develop, build and host virtual patient education offerings for GRYT Health’s industry and advocacy clients. Ben has an eye for detail, and deeply cares about providing an exceptional user experience. He understands the emotions and need for information that go along with cancer, having been a caregiver for his sister during her treatment for colon cancer. Skilled at working with his hands, Ben has enjoyed experiences as a craftsman and barber. He has also served as a youth pastor for local churches in Rochester, N.Y. Ben grew up in and currently lives in Henrietta, N.Y. Jessica Valence was recently promoted to the role of vice president, education and empowerment. In this role, she helps to create virtual spaces for patient-focused companies to connect with their audiences in a new and authentic way. Jessica has been with GRYT Health since 2017 and has held a number of roles in assisting the company to evolve, including positions in Marketing and Operations. As a colon cancer survivor, Jessica holds a unique passion for helping to elevate the patient's voice and providing organizations a better understanding of the needs within their own communities. Prior to GRYT Health, she worked with a number of Rochester-based start-ups to amplify awareness and increase efficiencies. Growing up in Rochester, N.Y., Jessica attended Monroe Community College and earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Art Education from Roberts Wesleyan College. She currently lives in Rochester, N.Y. GRYT Health is a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health through education, engagement and support. We offer a community free from judgment that focuses on humanity and the value each person brings. Our mission is to improve quality of life and increase survival for people facing cancer through the relentless focus on patient experience. We put patients first and work with healthcare organizations that do the same. We use the patient voice to enhance drug development and access; and together, we are helping to move healthcare forward. Visit www.grythealth.com to learn more. Contact Details Nichole Owens +1 315-263-4618 nichole@grythealth.com Company Website https://www.grythealth.com

August 24, 2021 02:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Interactive Design Corporation (IDC) Unveils Award-Winning Affordable Housing Design for The Monarch Apartment Homes in Palm Springs

Community Housing Opportunities Corporation

Interactive Design Corporation (IDC), a Palm Springs-based architectural firm known for its focus on creating sustainable projects that address important social values, has unveiled the design for The Monarch Apartment Homes, a 60-unit, affordable housing community located in Palm Springs, CA. Developed by the Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC), an organization dedicated to the development of economically integrated housing, the design centers on a contemporary mid-century modern architectural style that creates an inviting, welcoming neighborhood for its residences. “Our strategy is to increase the supply of beautifully designed, sustainable homes for low- and moderate-income families that serve the desert community,” emphasizes Joy Silver, regional director of CHOC. “This type of design integrates communities and transforms lives. The Monarch Apartment Homes is a prime example of how our cities can add well-designed, sustainable living environments for their residents.” Located on a 3.62-acre vacant parcel of land at the Southeast corner of N. Indian Canyon and San Rafael Drive in the Upper Westside One Palm Springs neighborhood, the property is owned by the City of Palm Springs Successor Redevelopment Agency. In partnership with the City, CHOC will develop the land with rental apartments that offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes. Since the neighboring properties on the east side of the complex are residential homes, most of which are mid-century in design, the east side buildings will be smaller, one-story, and one-bedroom units to respect the context of the neighborhood. Much of the local mid-century designed homes in the adjacent neighborhoods were influenced by Donald Allen Wexler, an influential architect who practiced in the desert for almost 60 years. Trained under Richard Neutra, Wexler designed banks, schools, and even the Palm Springs airport, but he is known for his home designs, many of which are found throughout the surrounding community. “The design of this complex demonstrates that high design and affordable housing can work hand in hand,” emphasized Maria Song, AIA, LEED AP, partner with IDC, known for its award-winning concepts specifically for affordable housing development. “We’ve incorporated mid-century design elements that weave the interaction of place, people, and community together, thus knitting it into the overall City itself as a thriving neighborhood for the working families who need affordable housing.” The first affordable housing effort in Palm Spring in twelve years, 60 units of affordable housing -- or 15 units to the acre -- is required to be built based on California’s density bonus law. “The Monarch Apartment Homes will provide critically needed affordable housing units for Palm Springs,” said Palm Springs Mayor Christy Holstege. “Just as important as the availability of affordable housing is the fact that the rents at the Monarch Apartments will remain affordable for at least 55 years. This will allow generations of families to establish themselves in the community without having to worry about housing security or paying large portions of their income towards rent. We’re very proud of what the Monarch Apartment Homes will bring to the City of Palm Springs.” Creating a mini neighborhood The design of the $31 million complex includes sloping rooftops that mimic the monarch butterfly. It also includes natural desert plants to blend into the surrounding communities. The property itself is designed with a tree-lined thoroughfare, aptly named Main Street, to create a pedestrian plaza. Designed in 14 separate buildings clustered to create mini neighborhoods, each structure is topped with a sloping roofline mimicking the wings of the Monarch butterfly, which is known as a sign of rebirth. The name of the complex nods to the symbolism. Amenities include a dog park, a Monarch Park splash pad -- which is a water feature with a deck area that is integrated into the main open space adjacent to a children’s play area, and two BBQ areas. “These homes will become the community that our grocery store workers, clerks, caregivers, and more can live in and be proud of their homes,” added Song, who was invited to present this development at this year’s Modernism Week conference. “Creating housing affordability is the foundation to providing a stable, safe place for all of our residents to thrive. The design here proves that it can be done effectively, and residents will be proud to live here.” To encourage a well-rounded living experience, all apartment homes will have patios or balconies with a community building with a computer classroom, a rental office, and a community lounge adjacent to a kitchen that can be used for group functions. A laundry room will also be centrally located in the community building. In the main driveway, parking is conveniently close to collector streets and offers both parallel parking and angled parking. “The design of these homes compliments the surrounding community neighborhoods and offers a beautifully designed, mid-century modern look that blends in with the neighborhood, and even the upper-income enclaves,” adds Song. Sustainability Factors Sustainability was a key consideration in the creation of this property. Sustainability in construction was enhanced by making all of the indoor and outdoor systems electric. In addition, the renewable energy system helps the complex work in unison and presents an opportunity for a solar panel system. The property will have efficient windows and appliances, reflective surfaces, and cool roofs that reflect about 76 percent of the sunray away from the building for added sustainability. Understanding that the desert area sees high temperatures, the complex will be built with a double insulation system including framing with blown insulation and rigid insulation on the outside to help keep the air conditioning zones on the inside. Large roof overhangs also provide adequate shade throughout the property and over all the carports. Based in Palm Springs, Song has seen a 29-degree drop in temperature in asphalt that is shaded, compared to those that are not. With this in mind, the property will also have many trees to create natural shade within the courtyard areas. The buildings are shaped so that the air can easily flow throughout the property, creating a passive cooling system. IDC will submit The Monarch Apartment Homes for a GreenPoint Rated verification. The project is expected to break ground in early 2022. About CHOC: Founded in 1984, the Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC) is a non-profit, affordable housing developer based in Fairfield, California with offices in Palm Springs, that creates and manages communities for individuals, families, seniors and those with special needs. CHOC believes that economically integrated, affordable housing is key to self-sufficiency and is achievable with enriching, supportive programs that give pride to residents, stabilize families and improve local economies. www.chochousing.org Contact Details Anne Shanahan +1 310-373-0103 ashanahan@hoytorg.com Company Website https://www.chochousing.org/

August 24, 2021 10:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Centre for Neuro Skills Signs Agreement With Political Subdivision Workers’ Compensation Alliance Covering More Than 500,000 Texas Public Entities’ Employees

Centre for Neuro Skills

The Texas Brain Injury Alliance reports that 144,000 Texans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year - one every 4 minutes. Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a premier provider of treatment for traumatic and acquired brain injury, announced today it is now a participating provider in the Political Subdivision Worker’s Compensation Alliance’s (PSWCA) direct contracting program. Five risk pools that offer workers’ compensation coverage and claims services to public entities in Texas, representing more than 3,000 public employers and 500,000 employees, formed PSWCA in 2006. The types of public entity employers include schools, community colleges, cities, counties, community centers, water districts and other local public authorities. “Our focus is identifying and contracting with the best quality and most efficient health care providers,” said Phil Hambrick, PSWCA’s director of provider network development. “Our goal with our participating providers, such as the Centre for Neuro Skills, is that rehabilitation therapies lead to better outcomes for injured employees.” CNS has four locations in Texas. It recently opened its newest clinic in Austin. Other Texas CNS facilities are in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. All CNS clinics offer a continuum of care approach to therapeutic rehabilitation and disease management services for those recovering from traumatic and acquired brain injuries. “What sets CNS apart is our whole team approach on patients and their caregivers,” said Paul Greenspan, AVP payor strategy at CNS. “Our entire team in Texas looks forward to working with PSWCA and providing essential rehabilitation therapies to Texas’ public entity employees who need them. We strive to ensure the best possible recovery with the goal of helping injured workers maximize their independence and improve their quality of life. Our return-to-work rates are outstanding with 56 percent of CNS patients returning to work.” About Centre for Neuro Skills Centre for Neuro Skills is an experienced and respected world leader in providing intensive rehabilitation and medical programs for those recovering from all types of brain injury. CNS covers a full spectrum of advanced care from residential and assisted living to outpatient/day treatment. Founded by Dr. Mark Ashley in 1980, CNS has seven locations in California and Texas. For more information about Centre for Neuro Skills, visit: www.neuroskills.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. Media, please note: Visual assets, including photos, are available. To request an interview with CNS leadership, please call ontact Sean Dowdall at (415) 286-7121 or CNS@landispr.com. # # # Contact Details Sean Dowdall +1 415-286-7121 CNS@landispr.com Company Website https://www.neuroskills.com/

August 24, 2021 06:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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