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Minuteman Press Franchise in Gastonia, NC Has Grand Opening for New Father-Son Team Tony & David Marder

Minuteman Press International Inc

Tony and David Marder are the new owners of the Minuteman Press franchise in Gastonia, NC. In January of 2023, Tony and David purchased Minuteman Press in Gastonia from retiring owners Pam and Bill Joles, who owned the business for nearly 32 years since July of 1991. On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Tony and David held their official Grand Opening at their shop located at 495 East Long Avenue in Gastonia. The event was sponsored by the Gaston Business Association and had a fiesta theme that included margaritas, festive appetizers, a food truck, and a mariachi band. There were also plenty of raffles as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony that served as a celebration of Tony and David’s new venture while Pam and Bill were also in attendance to help pass the torch. In the below interview, Tony shares how he and David originally came into contact with Pam and Bill, and how that relationship grew to the point of purchasing the business. Tony also shares how he’s been building his business since the purchase and why print is so vital today. You purchased the business after working in the shop for a couple of years. What were your roles/experiences as employees and what drove you to buy the business? Tony Marder: “Interestingly, even before working in the shop, Pam and Bill Joles were previous coaching clients. We met via our local BNI and Chamber memberships. At the time, I focused my business coaching with family-owned businesses and Pam and Bill engaged me to assist. I noticed how they were avid readers and spent focused time on goal-setting and systemization. Just before and during the pandemic closures, I asked if they needed someone very part time for deliveries or light finishing work to fill some of my open schedule. At some point in early 2021, I asked Bill ‘how he intended to land this thing’ and he said, “Why? You want to buy a business?” My answer was, “Absolutely not!” But an hour later I mentioned that I felt this may be a good fit for me and my son David, whom I know to be very adept and resourceful with machines and computers and technology in general. David joined the team as print production specialist in May of 2021 specifically to learn the finishing work. Having a bit of a graphics background didn’t hurt either and he quickly added pre-print typesetting and other aspects of pre-print work to his overview. Knowing this was a good fit and having almost two years of on-the-Job experience with Pam and Bill made it a much easier decision for us to move forward.” What has the support from Minuteman Press International been like for you? Tony Marder: “Having experience with franchise teams, I expected the support system to be there. I was especially impressed with the FLEX software and the strength of the training and process protocols. The local team made the transition easy and the Home Office training team is concise and thorough. Every call or need is quickly handled and everyone jumps in to help with urgency as needed.” How do you describe your business and capabilities to potential clients? Tony Marder: “We can produce anything that can be printed or find someone in our organization that can; we will produce and deliver quickly high quality work that helps them run or grow their business or organization.” What are the high-demand products and key growth areas? Tony Marder: “Our most requested items are business cards, forms, labels, stickers, letterhead and envelopes, booklets, manuals, newsletters and mailings. We would like to feature more mailings, interior signage, posters, decals and graphic design.” What are some of the key ways you’ve grown your business since taking over in January of 2023? Tony Marder: “Relationship marketing via phone and face to face direct marketing to existing and past clients, as well as SEO/SEM Marketing, active membership in the local chamber and Rotary. Planning now for future postcard mailings featuring postcard mailing as well as special promotions.” How would you best describe your community? Tony Marder: “We have a small but dedicated and loyal community. We are a volunteer and philanthropic community of diverse folks raising families and enjoying our corner of the world. We have a lot of natural resources that draws a wide range of individuals to the area spanning entrepreneurs, professionals, service-related businesses and manufacturers. We enjoy the closeness of the Charlotte, NC Metro area without the cumbersome things that make larger cities less attractive. Around here we say that ‘we don’t tell anybody about it, but if they find it on their own then it’s perfectly okay with us.’” Why do you think printing remains so vital to businesses today? Tony Marder: “Print is everywhere. I can’t go anywhere without seeing print in action. Every business or organization uses print at some level; either to run or grow their business. I feel email and social media marketing has its place but lacks a personal touch or relationship that could be developed. Print solidifies other marketing sources and cements brand recognition. People read, so giving them something to read is the best way to keep them engaged.” What are the biggest rewards of owning your business? Tony Marder: “This is a cashflow business with a lot of upside potential. Cash is certainly king when it comes to owning your business and this one is no different. Personally, I’m in it to help my son secure a future and continue to provide inspiration for the team. I’d like to see us increase what we can give back to our community and find more ways to engage the public.” What advice would you give to other business owners right now? Tony Marder: “Attract and hire people smarter than you, then get out of their way and give them room to shine. Find a mentor who has documented experience with the legal, financial and accounting arenas and do not resist being pushed closer to the fire. Get in there and get it done.” For more information about Minuteman Press in Gastonia, NC, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/nc/gastonia/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

June 02, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FATHER’S DAY GIFTS – STYLISH TO FUN

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

June 02, 2023 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Don’t Get Scammed: Tips for Avoiding Fraud After a Natural Disaster

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Click to view video accompanying this release: https://youtu.be/YCGvYBaBZes With hurricane and wildfire seasons on the horizon in many parts of the country, damage and loss to homes from these natural disasters can be unavoidable. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning those living in areas that could suffer from a natural catastrophe to not only be prepared for the disaster, but to be on guard for fraudulent contractors and vendors who take advantage of victims in the aftermath. Oftentimes, dishonest contractors target neighborhoods affected by disasters and make unsolicited stops at residential properties. They will take homeowners’ money, often overcharge them, and do shoddy or no work at all, promising that the insurance company will pay for it all. Insurance fraud related to natural disasters costs billions of dollars every year, which results in higher premiums for policyholders. In some cases, individual homeowners are on the hook for up to tens of thousands of dollars they may not be able to recover. On Tuesday, May 23rd, NICB President & CEO David J. Glawe conducted a nationwide media tour with TV stations across the country to discuss how to avoid home repair fraud after a natural disaster and many other consumer-friendly topics, as part of the organization’s third annual Contractor Fraud Awareness Week. During the media tour interviews, Glawe discussed: The steps homeowners can and should take prior to a natural disaster and how preparation can help reduce chances of becoming a victim of fraud; The kind of fraud that takes place following disasters while victims are trying to put their homes and lives back together; The best practices for disaster victims when hiring contractors or vendors and tips for avoiding dishonest contractors; The most common methods fraudulent contractors try to scam disaster victims; and The resources available to help homeowners and other disaster victims dishonest contractors or report fraud when they encounter it. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 01, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Calling All Adventure Seekers: Looking for a heart-pumping adventure in the great outdoors?

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From mountain biking to rock climbing to white-water rafting, it might surprise you to learn that Arkansas offers something for every level of adventure seeker. Recently, Travis Napper from Arkansas Tourism and Suzanne Grobmyer from Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the hidden gems of Arkansas. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Dsd_giujvvk Outside Magazine recently named Arkansas’ Monument Trails as the best mountain biking destination in the country. Arkansas is a state of visionaries when it comes to outdoor recreation. The State has been blessed with beautiful mountain ranges – from the Ozark Mountains in the north to Pinnacle Mountain in central Arkansas. The Monument Trails are a series of shared-use trails located in various Arkansas state parks. Through a partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, professional trail builders designed and developed the trails with designs that are innovative and sustainable, and that help highlight Arkansas’ beauty. There are trails for beginners and trails for those who are experienced. Arkansas has a collection of world-class, mountain biking routes within four Arkansas State Parks — Mount Nebo State Park, Hobbs State Park, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and Devil’s Den State Park. The shared-use trails, which were professionally crafted by the world’s best trail builders, showcase Arkansas’s natural beauty and are woven into the beautiful landscape. If you would rather find your adventure on the water, there is plenty of adrenaline-pumping white water rafting in Arkansas. Try Cossatot River State Park and the Class IV rapids of Cossatot Falls. If a leisurely float down the river is more your speed, then you can do that at Cossatot, too. There are few activities more serene and calming than a hike along the 300 miles of trails in Arkansas State Parks. There is no better way to see The Natural State. Petit Jean Mountain State Park offers trails that are rather easy and others that are strenuous. Most everyone can navigate the Cedar Falls Trail, and it is definitely worth the effort because the trail’s end is the stunning 95-foot Cedar Falls Waterfall, which begins behind the breezeway at the park’s historic Mather Lodge. Arkansas is also home to two world-class fine arts museums – Crystal Bridges and Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Another reason Arkansas is called The Natural State is the abundance of outstanding lakes and rivers. Arkansas, for instance, is known as one of the premier locations for trout fishing. Record trout are caught at the Little Red River and the White River. The State also has some of the world’s best bass fishing locations. The Buffalo National River is an ideal place for a quiet float. Ready to ride? Arkansas.com is a one-stop resource for all things Arkansas. Travis Napper Bio Travis Napper is the Director of Tourism within the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. He is responsible for leading the sales and marketing efforts of the state and oversees the state’s welcome centers. Napper serves on the Board of Mississippi River Country USA(MRC) and Travel South USA. Prior to joining the Arkansas Department of Tourism in 2020, he served as the executive of the Ruston, Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. Napper attended Louisiana Tech University, earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2006 and received his CDME (Certified Destination Management Executive) designation in 2016. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 01, 2023 02:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cohen Institute Mental Health Conference in Evanston to Focus on Managing Stress

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education (NRCI) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) will bring together the community and professionals on June 10, 2023 to discuss "Untying the Human Knot: Managing Stress & Anxiety in Today's World." The conference is set for 9:30am-3:30pm at Evanston Township High School (1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, Ill., 60201). Registration is available at the door. The 90-minute opening panel presentation features Gabriela Diaz, Orson Morrison, PhD, and Paula R. Young, PhD, ACT. The panel will be moderated by Michael Horowitz, PhD, President of The Community Solution Education System. The panel will be followed by three rounds of professional-led breakout sessions as well as a post-event networking session. Lunch is included. Gabriela Diaz is a Chicago-based actor, teaching artist, and mental health advocate. She received her BFA at Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. She has worked with The Art Institute, Steppenwolf Theatre, Firebrand Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, and others. Gabriela has found a creative home at Erasing The Distance (ETD), where she combines her passion for the arts and mental health. As a person living with anxiety, Gabriela finds immense joy in sharing her story to spark dialogue about the human experience. Orson Morrison, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the co-owner of LifeSpan Counseling and Psychological Services. He is also the Associate Director of Clinical Services for DePaul University Counseling & Psychological Services. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including college counseling centers, community mental health centers, medical settings, private practice, and in academic-clinical research units. His professional interests and areas of expertise include psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families; racial and intergenerational trauma; psychological assessment; and contemplative practices. Paula R. Young, PhD, ACT, is a licensed clinical psychologist and senior clinical director at Rogers Behavioral Health. There, she leads the clinicians who are focused on adolescent and adult mental health. Dr. Young, who received her doctorate from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, has extensive experience working with those with depression and anxiety disorders. She has presented to numerous clinical and academic audiences across the country. Michael Horowitz, PhD, is the President of The Community Solution Education System. Dr. Horowitz leads The Community Solution and its system of nonprofit colleges and universities including The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). Dr. Horowitz received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University in 1986. The professional-led breakout sessions include informative presentations on topics like managing stress and anxiety at different stages of one’s life, building resilience, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and other topics. The conference is open to all community members and offers CEUs to licensed mental health and other professionals. Tickets will be available for $45 (with an added $25 for those seeking CEUs). Partial and full scholarships are available. Since 2002, NRCI has hosted an annual community mental health conference in Evanston, Ill., to bring together those with lived experience, their caregivers, supporters, and treatment professionals as well as members of the community interested in learning more about a specific mental health challenge or issue. NRCI is committed to providing mental health education and training in the Chicagoland area, and reducing the stigma often associated with mental health challenges and suicide, a cause the organization’s founders, Larry and Marilyn Cohen, embraced after their daughter Naomi died by suicide after living with bipolar disorder. About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is proud to be a part of TCS Education System, a nonprofit, integrated system of colleges and universities that works collaboratively to advance student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Contact Details Vivien Hao +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

June 01, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Boundery Launches Bug Bulb Zapper Light as New Rechargeable Mosquito Killing Trap Lantern

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BOUNDERY LAUNCHES RECHARGEABLE BUG ZAPPING BUG BULB TO KEEP BACKYARDS MOSQUITO-FREE ALL SUMMER LONG Outdoor gadget uses combination of LED light and electric coils to eliminate mosquitos and other flying insects from indoor or outdoor spaces LOS ANGELES, California – May 30, 2023 – Outdoor gadget company Boundery has launched the Bug Bulb, a portable bug zapper featuring advanced technology to lure mosquitoes and kill them instantly. As part of a summer 2023 launch promotion, Boundery has reduced the price of the Bug Bulb to just $39.99 per zapper, with greater discounts available when buying multiple bug zappers. Boundery developed the Bug Bulb using a combination of advanced technology and minimalistic design. Each Bug Bulb features a bright LED light to attract mosquitos. Mosquitos and other pests fly towards the light believing it to be an easy food source. Then, before they reach the light, they encounter the electric coils, which zap and kill them instantly. Boundery launched the Bug Bulb with the goal of keeping families safe all summer long: “Mosquitos aren’t just annoying; they also carry harmful diseases and illnesses,” explains a Boundery spokesperson. “With the Bug Bulb, we created an effective solution to keep backyards safer and bug-free all summer long.” The Bug Bulb works indoors and outdoors, protecting all types of spaces without relying on toxins, chemicals, pesticides, or sprays. Some hang the Bug Bulb from patios, while others place multiple Bug Bulbs throughout the house and backyard for maximum protection. Because the Bug Bulb is wireless, it’s usable anywhere: “We incorporated modern, rechargeable battery technology into the Bug Bulb to enhance its usability. Many of our customers take the Bug Bulb camping or use it off-the-grid, for example, because of its rechargeable battery. Plus, there’s no need to fuss with AA or AAA batteries or long extension cords.” The Bug Bulb lasts 15 to 20 hours on a single charge, making it one of the longest-lasting bug zappers on the market. Although primarily designed for mosquitos, it also attracts and zaps flies, no-see-ums, gnats, and other flying insects. For a limited time, the Bug Bulb is priced at $39.99 per lantern, with greater discounts available when ordering multiple lanterns. Boundery typically sells the Bug Bulb at an ordinary retail price of $61.52. “We’ve worked with our manufacturer to reduce costs on our end, and we’re happy to pass big savings to our customers. We want to see Bug Bulbs protecting as many homes as possible by the end of summer.” With a combination of LED light, bug zapping electrical coils, and a long-lasting battery, the Bug Bulb aims to be the ultimate outdoor accessory to keep any home pest-free all summer. About Boundery: Boundery, also doing business as Etshera Housewares, is an outdoor gadget company based in the United States. The company is known for innovative outdoor tools, accessories, and products, including the Bug Bulb. For more information, visit ShopBugBulb.com. For product review questions or feedback, please contact healthnewsflashreviews@gmail.com Affiliate Disclosure: The links contained in this product review may result in a small commission if you opt to purchase the product recommended at no additional cost to you. This goes towards supporting our research and editorial team. Please know we only recommend high-quality products. Disclaimer: Please understand that any advice or guidelines revealed here are not even remotely substitutes for sound medical or financial advice from a licensed healthcare provider or certified financial advisor. Make sure to consult with a professional physician or financial consultant before making any purchasing decision if you use medications or have concerns following the review details shared above. Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed as the statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or Health Canada. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA, or Health Canada approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and do not provide any kind of get-rich money scheme. Reviewer is not responsible for pricing inaccuracies. Check product sales page for final prices. Contact Details Melissa Isabel +1 530-418-8423

June 01, 2023 11:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dads and Grads Gift Ideas

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details News Media Group Jennifer Rivera +1 954-667-9647 jrivera@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

June 01, 2023 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Bloomsbury Publishing "confident of meeting the board's expectations for the year"

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

June 01, 2023 11:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shubug Insect Repellent Launches to Create a Sad Bugs and Happy You Environment This Summer

Shubug Insect Repellent

Shubug Insect Repellent is proud to announce the launch of a new active-lifestyle brand, providing outdoor enthusiasts and fun-havers of all kinds with an effective and worry-free insect repellent. Born from the need for all-day, everyday insect protection, Shubug was founded by a group of avid outdoor lovers who are passionate about being outside without the bother of bugs and the worry of dangerous chemicals. Most notable of their three new products is an innovative Natural offering that is proven to work the entire day with just one spray. Unlike most other natural products that must be reapplied an average of every 90 minutes, Shubug Natural, as well as Shubug Kids have a state-verified certification for an unparalleled 10 hours of protection from mosquitoes and other pests. Additionally, it’s walnut and MCT oil base will help you feel good about what you’re putting on your skin. For those who just can’t wrap their head around the idea of an effective Natural insect repellent, Shubug also offers Shubug Active with a more traditional formulation, which is certified for 12 hours of protection when used as directed. Shubug Active is perfect for those who love to play, explore, fish, hunt, camp and even just relax outdoors. “One of the main objectives behind the creation of the brand Shubug was to offer a full spectrum of quality insect repelling solutions, with a line of naturals that competes with and even outperforms many synthetics,” said Mike Lyon, Shubug CEO. “We’re all about enablement; safe and comfortable access to the great outdoors, with whatever type of repellent makes you feel the most protected from insects and insect-borne diseases.” To represent the brand in media, the Shubug logomark comes to life as “Bugzy,” the “Incognito Mosquito.” Always wanting to “just hangout,” Bugzy has humanistic qualities and some serious FOMO (fear of missing out). He doesn’t seem to know he’s a mosquito and will be depicted in a series of commercials dropping this summer, trying to crash various outdoor settings, all ending in the Shubug slogan – Sad Bugs, Happy You. Shubug’s spirit of love for nature, inclusivity and enablement is present throughout the series. All Shubug products are made in the USA with the highest quality ingredients. Shubug also proudly offers a commission-based program for social media influencer partnerships to help get the word out about the brand, its commitment to nature and its quality natural solutions. Shubug products are available now for purchase in Walmart stores nationwide or online at www.walmart.com. For more information about Shubug Insect Repellent please visit www.Shubug.com. Shubug Insect Repellent is a brand committed to an active lifestyle and providing high quality, worry free insect repelling solutions. Shubug provides insect repellent products for the individual that is conscious about what they put on their or their children's skin. The current Shubug lineup consists of Shubug Active, Shubug Natural and Shubug Kids, with more products launching in the coming months. Contact Details Shubug Insect Repellent Toby Jolly +1 909-499-2535 toby@shubug.com Company Website https://shubug.com

June 01, 2023 08:04 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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