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INTRODUCING: STYLEST™

STYLEST

STYLEST—a new solutions-based fashion brand—is pleased to announce the launch of their debut wardrobe system: a Swim System™ for Summer 2022. STYLEST’s mission is to design fashion ‘systems’ that offer wardrobe solutions to help women achieve their best personal style as their bodies and lifestyles evolve. With their innovative 3-step Stylest Swim System™, STYLEST also introduces Aqualingerie™, a first-to-market, new fashion category intersecting three major apparel industries: shapewear, swimwear, and lingerie. “Swimwear wasn’t working for us, so we decided to change it. Aqualingerie is a brand new idea in fashion and will give women the freedom to wear the swimsuits they want. Everything we create at STYLEST is a solution, whether it’s support, a fit or fabric innovation, or a multi-tasking outfit maker, we design wardrobe systems that evolve with your life without sacrificing your style.” - Co-Founder, Joyann King Michael (Former Executive Editor of Harper’s BAZAAR and editor at InStyle and Glamour ) Style, systems, and solutions intersect at STYLEST, bringing a fashion-conscious approach and ease to wardrobing. It’s an edited approach to getting dressed created by three trusted authorities in the fashion industry: Joyann King Michael, Alia Yahia-Bosworth (Former Chief Style & Marketing Director at LOFT & ELLE Editor), and Chrissy McCurdy (Former Buyer at Ralph Lauren, Saks 5th Avenue & Komar). The idea for the brand began at a pool party, where Chrissy shared her secret for feeling her best poolside: wearing a bra with her swimsuit. The founders couldn’t believe a bra for the water didn’t exist. Necessity being the mother of invention, Aqualingerie™ was born. Aqualingerie takes the sculpting of shapewear and the function of lingerie to create an innovative, foundational layer to wear under your swimsuit (or even on its own). A behind-the-scenes boost, it is lightweight, fast-drying, and super-sculpting ‘lingerie’ engineered to wear in the water under your swimsuit. Hero pieces include the 6-Way Convertible Swim Bra that goes with all of fashion’s best-selling one-pieces, the High Rise Smoothing Swim Panty with tummy control and waist-cinching capabilities, and the Fully-Boosted Sculpting Bodysuit for the all-in-one solution. “After having my son, I put a bra on to give myself some confidence in swimsuits, and it was my hidden secret. I wasn't going to the grocery store without a bra on, so why wouldn't I be wearing one by the pool? STYLEST’s swim bras are engineered specifically for water and designed to go under swimsuits. Our construction has muscle support that helps lift and shape the bust so you can run after your kids and still look great.” - Co-Founder, Chrissy McCurdy Enter STYLEST Swim System Step 2—SculptSwim™. The brand’s collection of high-fashion, high-compression swimsuits made in STYLEST’s exclusive fabric, BOOST™. Ultra-flattering in all the right places and designed to be worn over Aqualingerie, the collection features the brand’s seasonal style edit of colors, prints, and silhouettes. Highlights include the Sculpting Puff Sleeve One Piece and the Sculpting One-Shoulder Tie One Piece. “Women dread shopping for swimsuits. At STYLEST, we want to change that. As a new mom, my life has evolved, and I rely on systems more than ever. I’ve been styling real women my entire career, and the key is a plan, not pieces. Our swim system takes all the guesswork out of looking great by the pool or beach.” - Co-Founder Alia Yahia-Bosworth Step 3 is the styled pieces that make it ‘a total look’. From a fashionable, SPF-friendly Swim Cardigan to their exclusive water-proof Easy Tie Swim Sarong, these pieces complete the total look but are designed with real life in mind. For launch, STYLEST is reinventing the fitting room experience with a seven-day free trial program powered by TryNow software, allowing our customers to try on our collection risk-free and in the comfort of their own home, not in the abrasive lighting and cramped space of a dressing room. STYLEST’s body-boosting swim system is only the beginning as the brand aims to change the total fashion experience for women as their bodies and lifestyles evolve. ​​SYSTEMS. SOLUTIONS. STYLED EVERY TIME. Prices for the STYLEST Summer 2022 Collection range from $38-$228 Sizes range from XS-2XL, Bras 34B-42G For more information on STYLEST, please visit STYLEST.com. Contact Details STYLEST Amber Cardullo acardullo@ogakidigital.com

March 31, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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National Land Realty Sells More Than $1.5 Billion in Land

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National Land Realty, the nation’s fastest growing real estate land brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, country estates, timber, recreational, and commercial development properties, today announced that it hit more than $1.5 billion in sales in 2021. While total transactions and acres of land sold in the past year have increased 51.5 and 80.4 percent respectively, overall sales volume skyrocketed 131 percent. Meanwhile in the same timeframe, the company also added a new CMO and CTO, as well as dozens of new brokers nationwide. A total of 291,449.82 acres changed ownership through 2,201 transactions. Comparison Sales 2021 vs 2020 With 86 offices in 41 states, National Land Realty currently employs 360 active agents. In 2021, the company opened new offices in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Virginia. “Rediscovery of a safe haven asset” “More and more people are rediscovering the value of land as a safe haven asset in the current volatile economy. Land has offered a store of value since this country was settled and continues to be a safe haven for investors that no equity, bonds or even gold can compete with,” says Jason Burbage, President of National Land Realty. “In the past year, National Land Realty has grown at an extremely fast clip. We hired Mac Christian, our new CMO, who will make sure that our marketing function is up to the task of consolidating and expanding on our growth. Meanwhile, under the direction of our new CTO, Tyler Van Meeteren, we are continuing to invest in our land touring and mapping technology which makes our agents better equipped than any of their peers to guide clients through their purchasing journey. Combine all of that with our hiring of new agents and you have a company that is ready for more rapid growth in 2022,” said Jason Walter, CEO of National Land. As a reflection of the company's growth, National Land Realty recently recognized several agents who made it possible at its annual company conference, the National Land Summit. A few of those include: Clint Flowers, ALC (Gulf Coast Office) who received the Top Gun Award for being the company’s top producer with the highest total gross commissions. Austin Hill (Middle GA Office) who received the Rising Star Award, an award given to an individual who is newer to the company (within 10 years) and is on a path to success in sales, education, support, and core values. Beth McLellan (Kosciusko, MS Office) who received the Trailblazer Award for her positive influence on the lives of her team and helping them achieve the highest levels of success, not only in business, but in life. About National Land Realty National Land Realty (NLR) is the nation’s fastest growing real estate land brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, country estates, timber, recreational, and commercial development properties. Highly regarded for its proprietary land touring technology, Land Tour 360 ®, as well as its GIS land mapping system, LandBase™, which catalogs land data in extremely detailed ways, the company makes it easy to view and zero in on the right property in the right place. Founded in Greenville, S.C. in 2007, NLR has more than 85 offices in 41 states. To learn more visit www.nationalland.com or call (855) 384-5263. Contact Details Ray Young +1 512-633-6855 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://nationalland.com/

March 31, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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San Jose, Washington, D.C., and Austin named host cities for Premier Rugby Sevens in 2022

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Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) announced its nationwide expansion into new cities in 2022. The league’s tournaments will bring the famous rugby sevens festival experience to Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums in San Jose at PayPal Park (Saturday, July 9), Washington, D.C. at Audi Field (Saturday, July 16), and Austin at Q2 Stadium (Saturday, July 30). As the first league of its kind with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay, each PR7s event will boast a party-like atmosphere with bands, DJs, games, contests, partner integration, and special appearances. Tickets for each event are available at PRSevens.com/tickets. PR7s also unveiled a revolutionary new prize that unites the men’s and women’s competitions, with combined points throughout the season determining the winner of the United Championship. Eight teams compete within four franchises: Experts, Headliners, Loggerheads, and Loonies. A men’s team and a women’s team represent each franchise. “We are extremely excited to scale PR7s across America, bringing rugby sevens to major venues that will act as regional hubs for the rugby community,” said Owen Scannell, CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “We believe the Bay Area, Central Texas, and the DMV will give our league a footprint for fans to easily witness the spectacle that is a PR7s live event. Each city brings entertainment options that will complement the festival and party environment that is synonymous with the sport of sevens around the world.” Known as the first professional rugby league for women in North America, PR7s is organizing its first multi-city schedule. The league debuted in October 2021 on national television for a cumulative audience of 472,000 viewers. In 2022, the eight teams will compete in three tournaments consisting of a series of fast 14-minute games in each city, culminating in a 2022 Championship Weekend in Austin. Each stop on tour will crown a men’s and women’s winner. Points will accumulate throughout the season to determine seeding for the Championship Weekend. Austin’s Q2 Stadium will host the championship, the first non-soccer sports event at the facility which opened in 2021. Fifteen Olympians from the Tokyo Games competed in the Inaugural Championship on Fox Sports and TSN. Led by rugby legend Perry Baker, the Experts won the first PR7s men’s championship in 2021. And as one of the most dominant players in the world, Alev Kelter led the Loonies to the first women’s championship last year. “A sincere congratulation to everyone at PR7s as they exponentially build on an impressive debut in 2021 during the Inaugural Championship,” said USA Rugby CEO, Ross Young. “The line of events in 2022 truly amplifies the sevens season this summer, and in three of the best rugby cities the United States has to offer. With three-times the opportunity for current and aspiring Olympians to compete at a professional level, PR7s continues to present an invaluable platform for USA Rugby High Performance development and scouting.” PR7s is sanctioned by USA Rugby, which recognizes PR7s as the highest level of domestic seven-a-side rugby. The new league offers pathways for players to have other opportunities to play internationally. Following their success within PR7s, Logan Tago, Sarah Levy, and Aaron Cummings each took the field for the USA Eagles Sevens for the first time in international competition since last fall. About Premier Rugby Sevens Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) is a groundbreaking professional sports league in North America that debuted in 2021. With a focus on accessibility and entertaining content for fans, the league showcases the electrifying sport of rugby sevens through a touring format in cities across the United States and Canada. PR7s is the first sports organization of its kind, with four women’s teams and four men’s teams under one umbrella with equal pay. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to PRSevens.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. # # # Contact Details Eric Nemeth eric.nemeth@prsevens.com Company Website https://prsevens.com/

March 31, 2022 08:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LashLuxury is Introducing the First Ever "Clean Beauty" Eyelash Serum to the North American Cosmetics Market

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LashLuxury, a Canadian cosmetic start-up based in Toronto, is bringing their “clean beauty” eyelash serum to the rescue of your eyelashes. LashLuxury was created to help women combat thinning and sparse eyelashes which can be caused by a number of different issues. After extensive research the founders realized that most of the existing lash serums on the market used relatively harsh ingredients with many reported side effects. This led to the development and launch of the LashLuxury Daily Eyelash Serum which uses only “clean beauty” approved ingredients. “We wanted to create the first eyelash serum that not only enhances and supports the eyelash growth cycle but is also non-irritating and avoids all known harmful ingredients,” said Adam Burns, LashLuxury co-founder. “Canada has comprehensive cosmetic rules which prevent the use of prostaglandin analogs, often found in other eyelash serum products, so we needed to find an alternative ingredient. After a ton of research, we discovered that certain peptides are extremely effective at supporting collagen and keratin production which aides in hair and lash strength,” added Burns. In addition to their e-commerce store, LashLuxury publishes helpful articles such as “ The Best Eyelash Growth Products ” and “ Oils For Eyelash Growth ” to help educate consumers on what types of products will work best for their unique situation. About LashLuxury Founded in Toronto, Canada, LashLuxury is a clean beauty cosmetic start-up devoted to helping women combat thin and sparse eyelashes. Their flagship product, the Daily Eyelash Serum, is formulated with gentle yet powerful ingredients that help boost your eyelash growth cycle. You can find all of their products at www.lashluxury.ca and the company ships orders to customers in Canada, USA and UK free of charge. Contact Details LashLuxury Adam Burns +1 647-295-8939 partnerships@lashluxury.ca

March 30, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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AllWell Beauty Announces the Launch of their new Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer

AllWell Beauty

Say goodbye to dryness and dullness and hello to nourished, revitalized, younger-looking skin. AllWell Beauty’s lightweight yet powerful Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer absorbs quickly with weightless, all-day hydration that lasts. Formulated with proprietary, upcycled, antioxidant-rich Acer Rubrum Extract (Red Maple) for a moisturizing, matte finish, along with other powerful actives including ceramides, antioxidant peptides, hyaluronic acid, vegan collagen and more. The new moisturizer helps replenish the balance of ceramides supporting the skin barrier, improving skin firmness and hydration, and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles for a youthful look. “We are very excited for the launch of our second product, the Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer to the All Well Beauty lineup”, says Mike Hamilton, Founder and CEO, AllWell Beauty. “With each new launch within the brand, we are expanding what’s possible with our patented Plantrose® technology to improve the incredible benefits of our plant-based ingredients, in this case, our Acer Rubrum extract. Our mission of pushing the boundaries in beauty and creating a brand that is forward-thinking, sustainable and backed by clinical results in the upcycled beauty space has always been our driving force and we are inspired with each new product we introduce.” Key Ingredients: Acer Rubrum Extract The proprietary ingredient is upcycled from red maple trees. This unique dual-action particle in Acer Rubrum extract works to retain moisture and hydrate the skin, while absorbing excess oil for a visibly mattified complexion, leaving the skin balanced and renewed. The Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer contains materials upcycled from wood, sugar cane bagasse, corn cobs, and rejected, blemished avocados. Ceramides Plant-based lipids strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, for a hydrated, bouncy finish. Improves skin elasticity. Peptides This peptide is clinically proven to increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of visible dark spots, due to its antioxidant effect. It also protects skin oils from oxidizing when exposed to environmental aggressors, preventing free radical formation for a smooth, even appearance. Vegan Collagen A powerful humectant, this bio-designed collagen hydrates and improves skin elasticity for skin that’s youthful, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Clinically proven to deliver superior skin hydration and improve skin elasticity. Bisabolol A healing, soothing ingredient, that calms the skin due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and anti-microbial properties. Acacia Seed Extract Rich in skin nutrients (peptides and sugars) that harmonize water flow, drawing moisture to the deeper layers of the skin. The organic seeds are sustainably sourced from Burkina Faso and support local women's entrepreneurship and regional reforesting. Upcycled Beauty The Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer contains materials upcycled from wood, sugar cane bagasse, corn cobs, and rejected, blemished avocados. CLINICALLY PROVEN 93% experienced all-day hydration** 91% noticed smoother skin* 71% showed an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles* 76% noticed visibly less shiny skin during the day* * Results based on 34 participants of all skin types using the moisturizer twice daily for four weeks and** 29 participants using the moisturizer twice daily for two weeks. Available in a 50ML / 1.7 FL Oz jar, SRP $54 AllWell Beauty is on a mission to pioneer upcycling technology. Our patented Plantrose® technology provides a cleaner, faster, and more advanced method for transforming plants into powerful active ingredients from sustainably grown and harvested plant materials left over from post-production uses. By using ONLY water, heat, pressure, and time, the brand’s technology is innovative, clean, and green without the use of harsh chemicals. Leaping Bunny • Cruelty Free • Vegan • Made in USA • FSC • Recyclable packaging Contact Details Hannaway Public Relations Jennine Lavyne +1 917-447-1192 jennine@hannawaypr.com Company Website https://www.allwellbeauty.com

March 30, 2022 01:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Entertainment Industry Leader Lou D’Angeli joins Logitix as Senior Director of Las Vegas Events

Logitix

Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced they have named Lou D’Angeli as their Senior Director of Las Vegas Events. D’Angeli brings over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive for renowned entertainment brands like Cirque du Soleil and World Wrestling Entertainment. Through this newly created position, D’Angeli will lead the Las Vegas division of Logitix to optimize live event ticket sales for Vegas area shows through real-time data, dynamic pricing, and distribution. “Adding Lou to Logitix represents our commitment to the Las Vegas market as the world’s entertainment capital,” said Logitix President Greg Nortman. “Lou is very well respected in the live events industry through his impressive work with companies like Cirque and WWE. He will play an integral role in helping the live events community in Las Vegas navigate their ticketing strategy.” Before joining Logitix, D’Angeli spent over 11 years with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, where he was Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Public Relations. He managed key relationships with MGM Resorts International, Apple Records (The Beatles), Disney, Treasure Island, and the Estate of Michael Jackson. In Las Vegas and Orlando, he was responsible for upwards of 5 million tickets sold and $500 million in yearly revenue. Before joining Cirque du Soleil, D’Angeli spent four years with WWE as Director of Marketing, where he implemented $2 million in national advertising focused on increasing pay-per-view numbers. Earlier in his career, D’Angeli worked on the venue side of the live events industry as an executive with Comcast-Spectacor. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Logitix managed 2.4 million tickets that sold for over $300 million through teams across the NFL, NBA, and NHL, plus NCAA events and live event properties. Logitix optimizes ticket sale outcomes for all of its partners through proprietary dynamic pricing and distribution. Its unique platform analyzes millions of real-time data points, providing up-to-the-minute insights within the live event marketplace. About Logitix Logitix is the preeminent monetization engine and ticketing platform for the live event industry, combining optimized pricing, distribution, and inventory management with real-time insights to help sellers and buyers respond to a rapidly changing market environment. The Logitix vision is to automate the entire ticket life cycle and provide data-driven insights to serve the diverse needs of its clients. The company is backed by ZMC and is privately held. For more information about Logitix, visit Logitix.com or find them on LinkedIn. # # # Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://logitix.com/

March 29, 2022 11:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Odds On Australian Tennis Star Barty To Return To The Sport

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bwin and other leading betting brands aren’t yet ruling out a return to the sport for Australian Tennis Star Ashleigh Barty following the 25-year old’s shock retirement last week as they offer strong odds for her gracing the courts once more. Barty retired from professional tennis on Tuesday (March 23), saying she was physically ‘absolutely spent’. And with odds on for her return, the Queenslander, who has been world number one for 121 weeks, is far from the first sports star to retire and then make a comeback. Just this month, Tom Brady – revered as the greatest NFL quarterback of all time – announced his return to the gridiron after a ‘retirement’ that lasted 40 days. The 44-year old, who has won six Superbowls and holds almost every major quarterback record, retired on February 1 but will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this coming season for his 23 rd NFL year after tweeting ‘I’ve realized my place is on the field and not in the stands’. There are a host of other sporting legends who found the lure of the game too much to resist after retiring. Among them are boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, who retired no fewer then five times, tennis ace Martina Hingis who quit three times and basketball legend Michael Jordan, who left the court twice before finally calling it a day in 2003. For more on the top 10 multiple sports retirements, visit: Sporting comebacks: 10 famous multiple retirees Contact Details Intelligiants J Cain +44 7889 314155 press@intelligiants.com

March 29, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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MAJOR LEAGUE PICKLEBALL WELCOMES NEW OWNERS INCLUDING GARY VAYNERCHUK, ANNOUNCES 2022 DRAFT AND FIRST 2022 EVENT DATE

Major League Pickleball

Gary Vaynerchuk Joins New MLP Team Owners for 2022; MLP Grows from Eight Teams in 2021 to 12 for 2022 MLP Draft will be revealed via livestream from The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NYC, May 28th, 2022; First 2022 MLP Team Competition to take place at Dreamland, Dripping Springs, Texas, June 3 – 5 with CBS Sports Network Set to Exclusively Televise Finals on June 5 Major League Pickleball (MLP), the elite pickleball league that showcases the world’s best professional pickleball players in a unique team format while serving as a platform to attract new pickleball fans and players to the fastest growing sport in America, is welcoming new owners in 2022 including business leader and cultural icon Gary Vaynerchuk, expanding the MLP team roster from the eight teams which took part in the inaugural MLP event in 2021, to 12 teams in 2022. MLP has also confirmed that the 2022 MLP Draft, a unique event in professional pickleball worldwide, will be revealed at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, NYC on Saturday, May 28th, an invitation-only event which will be livestreamed on MLP channels including MajorLeaguePickleball.net, MLP YouTube and Facebook. The Draft will set the teams for MLP’s first 2022 team competition, which will be held at Dreamland, Dripping Springs, Texas, from June 3 - June 5, in which 48 of the world’s best professional pickleball players, 24 women and 24 men, will compete to win the second-ever MLP competition, with the finals set to be exclusively televised on CBS Sports Network. The preceding rounds will also be livestreamed on MLP digital channels. “MLP is the most exciting brand in pickleball, a sport that I’m very excited to be coming into at such an important stage of its development,” said new MLP Team Owner, Gary Vaynerchuk. “I’ve been watching the growth of the sport over the last couple of years, and waiting for the right opportunity to jump in. What MLP is creating is precisely what I think pickleball needs - innovation, equality, great competition, and a central focus on the social community that this sport creates.” “2021 was a groundbreaking year for pickleball, with the first MLP event setting new standards for our sport, and now we have even more exciting plans for 2022 and beyond,” commented 2021 MLP MVP and professional pickleball athlete, Lee Whitwell. “Welcoming new team owners to MLP, and revealing our 2022 Draft at such an iconic venue as Flushing Meadows is exciting enough. To also be able to confirm that we’ll be back at Dreamland in early June for our second MLP event is just great news, for the athletes, the sport and, most importantly, for pickleball fans.” “We all went into the first MLP event knowing it was going to be good, but none of us knew just how amazing it was going to be,” added fellow-pro pickleball athlete, Zane Navratil. “Now, in 2022, MLP is growing, adding more teams, and building even more excitement about what’s to come. The team format instantly proved to be a success when it was unveiled by MLP in 2021, and I’m already excited to find out who my teammates will be for 2022, and focused on winning!” “MLP's inaugural team competition in 2021 raised the bar for professional pickleball, and in 2022 we will continue to set new standards," commented MLP Commissioner, Jenny Klitch. "For 2022 we start MLP’s second year with some very exciting news, including welcoming new Team Owners, who are eager to draft and support the world's best pro pickleball players. We are also delighted to be returning to Dreamland in Austin, Texas, for the first 2022 MLP competition in June, and as a former pro tennis player, I’m thrilled to announce that we will reveal our Draft in May at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows. These iconic venues are perfect to showcase the highest levels of pro pickleball competition and spread the joy of the game as pickleball continues its explosive growth and makes headlines worldwide." The 2022 MLP draft reveal will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, NYC on Saturday, May 28th. The event will be invitation only, but fans will be able to tune in to the one hour live show which will be livestreamed on MLP channels including MajorLeaguePickleball.net, MLP YouTube and Facebook. The 2022 MLP Draft reveal will take place during the APP New York City Open at Flushing Meadows May 25-29, 2022. In 2021, MLP staged its groundbreaking first-ever Draft, in which 32 of the best professional pickleball players were drafted into eight teams. The Draft uses a “snake” format, ensuring each team has a balanced roster of two women and two men, ensuring the most exciting competition then takes place on court when the action starts. For 2022, with the addition of four new teams, 48 players will be drafted into the 12 teams which will compete at Dreamland, Dripping Springs, from June 3 - 5, 2022. MLP’s first competitive event of 2022 at Dreamland will also be livestreamed on MLP digital channels, with the finals set to be exclusively televised live on CBS Sports Network. Full tune-in information, ticket details and the complete event schedule will be announced before the event by MLP. Details of further 2022 MLP events will also be announced throughout 2022. For more information, stay tuned to MLP social media channels and subscribe to the official MLP e-newsletter. --- MLP --- About Major League Pickleball Major League Pickleball (MLP) is the elite professional pickleball competition that sees teams of two women, two men, compete in a unique format that has set new standards in the fastest growing sport in America. MLP's first-ever event, which took place in November, 2022, raised the bar for pro pickleball, introducing broadcast and event production innovations that saw MLP awarded the title "Event of the Year" by The Dink. In addition to MLP's goal to create engaging new platforms to showcase the best professional female and male pickleball players worldwide, MLP is also focused on helping build the grassroots of the sport, attracting both new participants and fans to pickleball in the USA and worldwide. For more information on Major League Pickleball, go to MajorLeaguePickleball.net and follow Major League Pickleball on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and YouTube. Contact Details Red Knot Tom Webb +1 512-952-9369 tom@redknotcomms.com Company Website https://www.majorleaguepickleball.net/

March 29, 2022 07:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Irvine, CA Achieves Record Monthly Sales Driven By Apparel and Promotional Products Growth

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Frank Matsumoto is the owner of Minuteman Press located at 18 Technology Drive, Suite 171, in Irvine, California. Frank has owned the business since 2010 and recently achieved record monthly sales. Frank says, “My growth was sparked by increases in apparel and promotional products sales. This made up 60% of my business while wide format printing was also a growth driver for us.” For nearly 12 years, Frank has built his brand by building relationships and following the Minuteman Press franchise business model to market his business. “I personally visit other local businesses to get to know other people and so they can get to know me. It also gives me the chance to see what they are doing in terms of promotional products as behind every counter are items like cups, pens, and t-shirts. Everywhere I go, I make sure to wear branded Minuteman Press apparel and I come prepared with our branded product catalogs. It starts with me wearing my own branded apparel and showing them our products, and then it goes – and grows – from there.” “As soon as I educate clients on our ability to go beyond printing, their mindset changes and suddenly they realize they can use our services for their apparel and promotional needs.” -Frank Matsumoto, owner, Minuteman Press franchise, Irvine, CA One client that has taken full advantage of Minuteman Press’ printing, apparel, and promotional products capabilities is HI-CHEW ™. Frank says, “We started our relationship on a phone call for a rush order of postcards. I visited with them, introduced myself, and secured the order. At first, we did a run of 25,000 die-cut postcards. This turned into a reorder for 75,000 and then later over 100,000 die-cut postcards featuring HI-CHEW™ products and coupons.” Frank continues, “Thanks to fulfilling that first order and then building that relationship, the number of items we’ve provided for HI-CHEW™ has grown considerably over the past four years. At the end of 2021, we did their string backpacks, sunglasses, laminated tote bags, t-shirts, 13,000 hand sanitizers, keychains, and stickers on their specialty buckets. We also provide branded apparel for their employees and for customer giveaways.” “There’s no way to replace the touch and feel of a promotional item or printed piece. It is simply good business to use print as a marketing tool to reach your target audience and help increase brand awareness as well as ROI.” -Frank Matsumoto Over the past two years, Minuteman Press in Irvine has remained open and operating throughout the pandemic as an essential business. During that time, Frank ramped up his marketing across all channels. He says, “We used mailers, built up our social media, and solidified our presence by generating positive Google reviews. We have earned a 5-star rating with nearly 100 reviews, and we are proud to receive such amazing customer feedback.” Today, as more business events return to Irvine, Frank has seen an uptick in trade show supplies. Frank says, “Orders for trade shows can include everything from booth displays, banners, and table throws to apparel and promotional products. For all of these items, Minuteman Press is here to help.“ “Irvine has one of the largest business hubs in Orange County. There are a lot of opportunities here, and I also am in a business complex building relationships each day with other business owners. I’ve used a combination of direct marketing, promotional mailers, email marketing, social media marketing, and networking through my BNI group to grow over the years.” Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Frank worked in sales. “I was looking at several franchises and did my due diligence. I really liked the structure of Minuteman Press, as well as the B2B nature of the business. I didn’t want to rely on walk-ins like a general retail store, and I love the Monday-Friday business hours. It gives me the freedom and flexibility to do things like pick up my daughter from school and take her to her fencing class while still being able to build my business.” Frank appreciates the ongoing local support he’s received from Minuteman Press since buying the business. “Whenever I need something, Dan Byers and the regional team is here to help me. I also like the FLEX software we use to manage all of the different aspects of the business.” When asked what the biggest lesson he’s learned over the past 12 years as a business owner, Frank answers, “What comes to mind is one of the first things that was taught during the Minuteman Press training program. There was a sign that said, ‘If you don’t market, you won’t make it.’ Over the years, and especially over the past two years, I can say that marketing has been huge for our sustained growth and success.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Irvine, CA, visit their website: https://www.irvine.minutemanpress.com. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

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