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Fifth Street Gaming Digital Launches New JefeBet Podcast Network

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JefeBet, the premier gambling and multimedia company for bilingual and Spanish-speaking Americans, operated by FSG Digital (FSG), announced today the launch of the JefeBet Podcast Network. The new network of live and pre-recorded podcast and vodcast shows will expand JefeBet’s existing creator network of hosts, creators and correspondents from five to 15. The JefeBet Podcast Network can be found at JefeBet.com/podcasts. Throughout Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month, personalities including Alex Stergios, Francisco X Rivera, Majo Montemayor, comedian Mike Ruga, baseball legend Ozzie Guillén and popular Mexican YouTuber Ivansfull all made their debut on the JefeBet Podcast Network. The shows, which are all produced exclusively in Spanish, offer opinions on fantasy sports, sports betting and general gambling, while celebrating Latino culture, lifestyle and entertainment. “The talent lineup we have signed for our expanding JefeBet Podcast Network is truly exceptional.” said Matthew Chambers, VP, Content at FSG Digital. “With their collective reach of over four million engaged followers across social channels, and paired with JefeBet’s own fast-growing digital footprint, we’re building the best and most influential network of Spanish-first content for the 64 million Hispanic and Latinos in the US and millions abroad.” Baseball legend and JefeBet ambassador Ozzie Guillen says, “JefeBet is creating a bridge between Latinos, sports, and gambling. Love us or hate us you will always be entertained. Our goal is to voice our opinions and analyze players and games from our experiences in life. We are very happy to be part of the JefeBet growth and story.” “I am very proud and happy to be part of the JefeBet team,” said Alex Stergios, host of Titulares con Alex. “I have had the opportunity to produce content for JefeBet since its launch, and both the public reception and growth have been amazing. I am certain that it will continue to grow day by day and be considered as one of the best sports and lifestyle digital platforms.” Francisco X Rivera said, “ I am passionate about starting projects from the ground up and was honored when JefeBet chose me as their first host. Now that a team of amazing on-air talent has been assembled, I am even more energized to help JefeBet become the leading online platform for sports and gambling commentary, analysis, picks and predictions.” El Reporte Jefe You may have heard Francisco Rivera and Cristian Moreno’s excited ring-side calls on fight night, and now you can hear them battle it out over top sports news and drama, and offer expert fantasy tips, picks, and predictions every week. Titulares con Alex From sports to lifestyle to entertainment, Alex Stergios covers it all, and has lively interviews with top Latin talent, athletes, and personalities. El Mundo de Guillén Can his two sons keep one of the biggest lightning rods in MLB history in line? Tune in to find out. Come for the hot takes, stay for historical expertise from the only Latino player-turned-manager to ever win a World Series. Fútbol Premier Embedded in Mexico City, London, and Madrid, Majo, Rodrigo, and Bruno bring us unprecedented access to the Premier League, Champions League, and the World Cup. Straight from the world’s top teams and players, we have your all-access pass. Dímelo With 40+ years of combined expertise, JRod and Ozzie Jr bring the best (and most entertaining) insights to all things sports picks and gambling from all your favorite pro leagues and teams around the world. For additional information, media kit and show assets and teasers, please visit JefeBet.com. ABOUT FSG Digital FSG Digital, operating its flagship brand JefeBet, traces its roots in interactive gaming back to the year 2000 when CEO Seth Schorr developed Wynn Resorts' first interactive casino. Today he is joined by his Fifth Street Gaming partner Jeffrey Fine and experienced iGaming entrepreneur Seth Young. FSG Digital focuses on providing compelling, authentic gambling related content and products to the Latino and Hispanic communities in the USA and beyond. JefeBet.com is a multimedia web portal, featuring proprietary written gambling and lifestyle content, numerous podcasts via the JefeBet Podcast Network, sports trivia prediction games via the JefeBet Pronosticos y Deportivos app on iOS and Android, and more. ABOUT FIFTH STREET GAMING Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) is a full-service hospitality and casino management company based in Las Vegas. Recognized as one of the gaming industry’s top local independent management companies, FSG delivers excellence in guest experience, leadership and profitability. With a diverse portfolio of thriving Las Vegas casinos and gaming taverns, innovative restaurants and bar concepts and a revolutionary new eSports platform, FSG remains grounded in its foundation of entrepreneurial spirit and integrity. The company has catered to the Latino market since 2006, most notably through the operations of the Lucky Club Hotel & Casino and Silver Nugget Casino. For more than 15 years, FSG has served the Latino community and produced hundreds of concerts with Mexican and Colombian artists, Mexican rodeos and food festivals. Contact Details HPL Digital Sport for JefeBet Alex Shapiro +1 732-770-9395 ashapiro@hotpaperlantern.com FSG Digital Matthew Chambers mchambers@fifthstreetgaming.com Company Website https://www.jefebet.com/

October 18, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rembrandt’s Famous Masterpiece Available In 8,000 Pieces (NFTs)

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Now, everyone has the opportunity to own a digital piece of one of Rembrandt’s most celebrated works, The Night Watch (1642). The painting has been divided into 8,000 pieces, which are available in the form of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — a digital certificate of ownership. Not only will the sale of NFTs be a milestone step in making Rembrandt ownership accessible for all, but owners will also be granted exclusive access to the new, and soon to be open, MetaRembrandt Museum — the only place in the world where all the paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn can be found remastered, digitally restored to their original state, and in high definition. The Night Watch NFT initiative is the result of a collaboration between the Rembrandt Heritage Foundation and blockchain innovators HODL Finance. It was announced on the first anniversary of the death of world-renowned Rembrandt expert, Professor Dr Ernst van de Wetering, who worked tirelessly to preserve Rembrandt's collection and make it accessible for current and future generations. Professor van de Wetering made his life’s work to trace, authenticate and preserve all of Rembrandt’s works. His legacy with The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation was to have Rembrandt’s full art collection digitised and remastered, ensuring it remains immortalised. He even recreated the pieces from The Night Watch that were cut off in 1715 and feared lost forever. Jess Muntenaar, COO at HODL Finance, said: “We are proud that together with The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation, we have digitally reconstructed and captured Rembrandt’s paintings in high definition, and made them accessible to everyone through blockchain ownership. Digitising art is not a replacement for the real thing, but rather a way to preserve art, make it available to everyone, and ensure that Rembrandt will always be there for future generations.” NFTs cannot be copied, replaced or subdivided, ensuring absolute security and authenticity. Every NFT is recorded in a database (a blockchain) and can be stored for as long as the owner wishes, or sold. An owner of one of the 8,000 pieces of the Night Watch automatically becomes a founder of the MetaRembrandt Museum. Founders have lifetime access to the museum, and can also ‘rent out’ their NFT, which not only provides a return on investment, but also gives other art lovers the opportunity to gain access to this highly exclusive digital venue. Pim Slager, co-founder of The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation, says: "The MetaRembrandt Museum is the only place where people can view all the paintings of Rembrandt together and in high definition. I feel honoured that we can now share the life's work of Rembrandt van Rijn with the whole world." For more information and to register to own a piece of The Night Watch, visit www.metarembrandt.com. About HODL Finance The Hodl Finance ecosystem is designed to continue to fuel innovative projects. By providing funding, community and expertise for a wide range of forward-thinking initiatives, Hodl Finance believes that our future should not be determined by Big Tech, but rather by creators and communities. Put the power where it belongs and let the community share in the benefits. For more information, images or interview requests, please contact: Saiansha Panangipalli saiansha@curzonpr.com Or Gina Hollands gina@curzonpr.com T: +44 (0)7801 258 392 Contact Details Curzon PR Gina Hollands gina@curzonpr.com Company Website https://www.metarembrandt.com/

October 18, 2022 08:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Halloween Thrills Can Be Good for Your Mental Health & Reduce Stress of Daily Living

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

During a time when many of us are anxious about daily living, the thrill of a Halloween fright might alleviate some stress, according to Dr. Michele Nealon, Psy. D., President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. “There’s a psychological release from knowing that we can overcome our fear and enjoy the feeling of being exposed to crisis or threat in a safe environment,” she said. “This could be exactly the kind of release we need from our daily stresses—even if it’s just for a few moments.” “When you visit a haunted house or watch a horror movie, there’s a rush of adrenaline, endorphins and dopamine,” Dr. Nealon added. “This rush is translated by our brain into feelings of euphoria, satisfaction and empowerment when the fear subsides. We get a sense of relief and well-being.” Thrill seekers who test their own limits can also reinforce bonds with others when this experience is shared, according to Dr. Nealon. But there is a downside to Halloween that Dr. Nealon warns about. “When we mock the disadvantaged, the mentally ill, those with special needs, or anyone with a perceived difference, we contribute to stigma and discrimination which makes it even tougher for people living with adversity. This Halloween, and always, be mindful that there are those around you who are struggling—they need your support, your kindness, and not your taunts.” “Today, we have enough real fear and anxiety in our daily lives. Halloween frights can be an appropriate way to release some of the pent-up tension in our bodies so that we can better tackle the actual challenges we face,” she said. “At the same time, it’s a time to reflect on how we, as a society, need to focus on how to better serve those most in need of our support and kindness, understanding that this is an important step to community wellness for all of us,” Dr. Nealon said. Contact Details The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Vivien Hao, Public Relations Manager +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

October 17, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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BOO! Home Repair Doesn't Have to be Scary!

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We love Halloween but what can really give a homeowner a fright is when your house starts making creepy sounds or smelling funny. Not everyone is a repair expert, so how do homeowners know when they need to call an expert? Recently, Mark Dawson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Authority Brands’ Trade Brands, conducted a satellite media tour to share tips that can help consumers make sure their house is in tip-top shape and safe for family and friends this spooky season and beyond. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/3DMbh3PDuno Like a regular health check-up, a home maintenance schedule is important for every house's upkeep. Continuing to check on your appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. It is important to prepare your home for the colder season ahead, to be mindful of those creepy sounds and smells, and to identify and repair any home issues that could cause larger problems for your home and family in the future. No matter what age you are, flickering lights will make you feel uneasy. While most reasons behind flickering lights are nothing to be concerned about, others could mean there’s a bigger issue in the house’s electrical system that could be a safety hazard for you and your family. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, house fires will occur in over 1 million American homes each year, so it’s important to get to the root of the problem sooner rather than later. In fact, one of the main causes of house fires is loose wiring. And loose wiring can present itself as flickering lights. If that’s the case, you’ll need a complete diagnostic to assess the danger and what needs to be addressed. A Mister Sparky electrician will not only try to fix the immediate problem of the flickering light but will inspect the home thoroughly to ensure that there are no loose wires anywhere else in the home. For more info or to request an appointment with your local Mister Sparky visit mistersparky.com. If you hear pipes rattling, thuds when you turn off a faucet, or gurgling sounds in the drain, then your plumbing system might need to be checked. When your plumbing system is working properly, you don't have to think about it. Water comes in, water and waste get removed – that's the end of the story. Unfortunately, things don't always go so smoothly. Sometimes, the plumbing can break down – noisily. When in doubt, call in a qualified plumber to diagnose your noisy pipes and get your plumbing system flowing in peak condition again. Give your local Benjamin Franklin Plumbing a call for any plumbing questions or visit benjaminfranklinplumbing.com for more info. When it comes to your home’s cooling and heating system, the majority of the time you’ll forget it’s there, as new and modern HVAC units are pretty quiet. However, you might come across the occasional clicking or funky smell that might make you think twice about what’s going on with your system. If your air conditioner is making any of these noises - squealing/screeching, rattling, buzzing, clicking, hissing, whistling, humming, cracking, or banging - it is best to consult with a trained, certified HVAC technician to pinpoint the issue and offer you the best advice for fixing the sound. Be sure to call the experts at your local One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning whenever you need fast, reliable service or visit onehourheatandair.com. About Mark Dawson: Mark Dawson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Authority Brands’ Trade Brands, including Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky Electric, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, and STOP Restoration. since February 2022, Chief Operating Officer since July 2019, and a director since April 2020. Mr. Dawson is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Dawson also has been co-owner of DTRT, LLC from December 2015 to August of 2022. This entity operated two Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas located in Arizona. Mr. Dawson was the co-owner of DRTCA, LLC from January 2017 to October 2020 which operated one Hand & Stone Facial Spa located in California. From January 2014 to July 2017, Mr. Dawson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Franz Branz, LLC d/b/a Bluefrog Plumbing and Drain, LLC, and its affiliates in Phoenix, Arizona. About Authority Brands: Authority Brands is the premier residential services franchising platform providing services from the property line to the roof line. Authority Brands' companies include 12 leading home service franchisors: America's Swimming Pool Company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, The Cleaning Authority, Color World Painting, DoodyCalls, Homewatch CareGivers, Mister Sparky, Monster Tree Service, Mosquito Squad, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, STOP Restoration and Woofie's. Together, these brands provide home services through approximately 860 franchise owners across North America. Authority Brands, which is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, is dedicated to supporting individual franchise owner growth with a full suite of marketing, technology, and operational support, allowing them to focus on providing exceptional service to homeowners. Please visit www.authoritybrands.com for more information. About Mister Sparky: Mister Sparky is the #1 largest consumer electrical franchise, offering premium residential services in more than 100 cities across the U.S. Experts at safeguarding homes against potential hazards, the company’s licensed electricians are highly trained and provide customers with installation, repair and replacement services in a fast and reliable manner. America’s On-Time Electrician® is part of Authority Brands, the parent company to leading home service brands across the plumbing, HVAC, electrical services, residential cleaning, at-home care, swimming pool repair and maintenance, tree care, restoration, pet waste removal, and pest control services sectors. For more information, visit www.mistersparky.com and www.authoritybrands.com. About One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning: With more than 370 locations, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is the #1 largest HVAC service provider in the United States. With comfort and convenience a top priority, the company offers an extensive line of products and services, including maintenance, installation and repair, that keeps HVAC units running at peak performance year-round. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is part of Authority Brands, the parent company to leading home service brands across the plumbing, HVAC, electrical services, residential cleaning, at-home care, swimming pool repair and maintenance, tree care, restoration, pet waste removal, and pest control services sectors. For more information, visit www.onehourheatandair.com and www.authoritybrands.com. About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing: Founded in 2001, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing currently operates more than 260 locations across North America. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, the company’s highly trained and licensed plumbers offer a full range of plumbing services that meet the highest industry standards including, installation, repair and replacement. The Punctual Plumber is part of Authority Brands, the parent company to leading home service brands across the plumbing, electrical services, residential cleaning, at-home care, swimming pool repair and maintenance, tree care, restoration and pest control services sector. For more information, visit www.benjaminfranklinplumbing.com and www.authoritybrands.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 17, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Zealand’s International Border Has Reopened: What’s New in New Zealand

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No matter the length of the stay, one thing is for certain: visitors to New Zealand will never run out of places to see. Following the country’s reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism New Zealand has recently launched a brand-new campaign, “If You Seek,” inviting international visitors to unleash the seeker within. Recently, Sarah Handley, General Manager Americas and Europe at Tourism New Zealand, conducted a satellite media tour to discuss this campaign and share ideas to help curious travelers plan a trip of personal discovery and long-term growth. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ujl2MnugTms “If You Seek,” the country’s first global campaign post-pandemic, is designed to warmly welcome all visitors who are willing to embrace New Zealand’s distinctive values of manaakitanga (a deep expression of hospitality and reciprocal understanding/connection) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship and care for the environment), positioning the destination as a place to nourish and transform. With two main islands, 13 national parks, and dozens of diverse cities, there are plenty of New Zealand attractions and activities to choose from. Explore golden coastlines fringed with native pōhutukawa trees, follow walking trails to waterfalls hidden in beech forests, or cycle through gently rolling vineyards. For those after New Zealand's famous adventure activities and extreme sports, seekers can choose from bungy jumping, jet boating, skydiving, or zip-lining. Or relax and take it easy at beautiful hot pools, cultural attractions, and art galleries. Travelers can book a flight to New Zealand online or via local travel agents to enjoy stunning landscapes and meet friendly locals. From the west coast, it’s easier and quicker to fly to New Zealand than it is to go to some popular destinations in Europe. If visiting from the East Coast, fly through Chicago or New York, as the flight is worth the journey. Tourism New Zealand’s airline partners Air New Zealand, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines offer direct flights to New Zealand from seven U.S. cities - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Honolulu. Most international flights arrive into Auckland Airport, located in the northern part of the North Island. Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Queenstown, and Dunedin airports also receive a small number of international flights. Find out more about New Zealand airports. For help booking New Zealand flights, contact 100% Pure New Zealand Specialists – these are locally-based travel agents around the world who have completed special training with Tourism New Zealand to increase their knowledge of the country. They understand the best ways to get around and can recommend accommodation, activities, and tours to help make New Zealand holidays unforgettable. To find out more about New Zealand and the “If You Seek” campaign, visit NEWZEALAND.COM/US/ About Sarah Handley: Sarah Handley joined Tourism New Zealand in 2019 bringing over 20 years’ global experience in consumer-led businesses and senior marketing roles for high profile multinational companies such as Hasbro, Mattel and Electronic Arts. In her role as General Manager Americas & Europe, Sarah leads in-market teams in Los Angeles and London to promote New Zealand as the ultimate visitor destination across the region. This involves overseeing the insights-led development and implementation of integrated consumer and trade campaigns, as well as leveraging global and local stakeholder relationships to ensure effective delivery of the organization strategy. Originally from New Zealand, Sarah is passionate about building global consumer brands and is committed to enriching New Zealand’s communities, environment, and economy through the contribution of international tourism. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 17, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Thousands of Hosts Across the Country Use Their Income from Airbnb to Fulfill Their Travel Dreams

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You don’t have to decide between being a host or a guest, because you can be both at the same time. In the US, nearly one-in-four Airbnb Hosts were also guests on the platform, each Host earning almost $12,000 - between January 1 and June 30, 2022. Recently, Caroline Hutt, host of an eco-cabin in Ontario, Canada, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about this and her experience being an Airbnb Host. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Nd7_bOVyWPo There’s no surprise that the Airbnb Host community is passionate about travel. In fact, more than half of its current Host community began their journey with Airbnb traveling as a guest on the platform. And while they now spend their time dreaming up inspiring listing ideas, seeking out the hidden gems in their neighborhoods or doing the many other things involved to ensure their guests are living like locals – they too, need to scratch the travel itch sometimes. Many hosts are seeing their homes as a way to make extra money while traveling, whether to cover some of their mortgage and bills or even fund a summer holiday abroad. In the US, nearly one-in-four Airbnb Hosts were also guests on the platform, typically earning more than $12,000 between January 1 and June 30, 2022. According to a recent survey, over 60 percent of Hosts who said they list their primary home said one of the occasions in which they rented to guests was while traveling on vacation. That typical income means that Hosts can travel to destinations like Buenos Aires, Istanbul or Milan and still have earnings left to cover living expenses or save for next year’s trip. Take it from eco-cabin Superhost Caroline. Caroline and her husband are avid travelers, and they started their journey on Airbnb by renovating and listing a campervan on their property – before branching out and building The Eco-Cabin Muskoka in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. The income from Hosting has funded their trips to Iceland, Bali, Lombok, Morocco, and a lot of US road trips. Since Caroline began Hosting her cabin in 2019, she has earned $39,593 which has allowed her to fuel her passion for travel while providing guests with a tranquil getaway in her off-grid cabin. For anyone interested in hosting to supplement to fund their next trip away, prospective Hosts in the US can learn more about how much they could earn on Airbnb through the What’s My Place Worth tool. The interactive tool computes the estimated income based on geography, type of listing, and also uses prior Airbnb booking data in the area. For more information, visit Airbnb.com/host. About Caroline Hutt: Caroline is a nomadic and creative soul, who's great love of travel has led her on many adventures. She grew up in Northern Ontario, exploring vast forests and the great lakes. Her love of design and small spaces began in childhood, building forts in the cedar groves and styling her bedroom regularly. Her journey with Airbnb began when she decided to list a campervan on her property when she wasn't using it for road trips with her partner. After becoming a mother, Caroline wanted to create a more flexible work situation, and her Airbnb - Eco-Cabin Muskoka was born! She, along with her partner, designed and built the tiny cabin sustainably with the environment and travelers in mind. The two are now working on their next project, a vintage Airstream! Being an airbnb host has naturally combined her love of travel, design, sustainability and family. She now lives and works with her family on a small off-grid homestead in Muskoka, Ontario. About Airbnb Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 17, 2022 12:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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

October 17, 2022 11:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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38-Year Printing Veterans Larry and Tami Jacobs Grow Sales After Buying New Minuteman Press Franchise in Carson City, NV

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For Minuteman Press franchise owners Larry and Tami Jacobs, the printing industry is not new. “Our background prior to franchising with Minuteman Press was … wait for it … printing and graphics. Tami has been in the industry her whole life with parents who also spent their entire careers in the industry. Larry jumped in to printing shortly after marrying Tami in 1985. Together, we started our first business in 1987 and we’ve been at it ever since. While the majority of franchisees are coming from a different background altogether, we decided to go with the tried and true. Rather than starting over from scratch we sold our prior printing business and home in another state, moved to Carson City, and opted to partner with Minuteman Press for the brand recognition and the support that comes from within.” That partnership of Larry and Tami’s experience with the Minuteman Press franchise system has created a win-win scenario and generated significant sales growth for Minuteman Press in Carson City, Nevada, a brand new location at 444 East William Street, Unit #1, that Larry and Tami opened in July 2021. Larry and Tami explain, “Having been in the industry for nearly 38 years, we were blown away by the training and support we have received from Minuteman Press. In some aspects it was a refresher but in other areas it was completely new to us. We had not previously done a lot of promotional products, and dye sublimation and using a heat press were new to us. We have embraced the new products and are actively marketing those items.” “We’ve been learning new equipment with the signage, apparel, and all of the details involved with EDDM and direct mail marketing. It has been fun. We would not be where we are without the training and support provided by Minuteman Press.” -Larry & Tami Jacobs, Owners, Minuteman Press, Carson City, NV Standing Out in Carson City According to Larry and Tami, “Carson City is a family-friendly, small-business oriented town that is welcoming and still has a small town feel to it. We have enjoyed getting to know other business people in our community and find that they are all very supportive of each other, our town and community.” They continue, “When meeting with clients, this is what we tell them. We can help grow your business by providing personalized and branded business cards, flyers, posters, stationery, banners, apparel, and much more—we are your one-stop-shop for all your printing and promotional requirements. Plus, we specialize in direct mail marketing and advertising. Anything you can put a name, logo, or image on—Minuteman Press in Carson City can produce. We design, print, and promote YOU!” Larry and Tami add, “Our experience in the industry coupled with the latest in technology and production sets us apart. We are able to produce high quality, top of the line products in a lightning speed turnaround time in-house. As several in our community have told us, ‘There’s no one like you in the area.’ We promise. We deliver.” Growing the Business In order to grow the business, Larry and Tami use a combination of marketing strategies. “We have used in person, direct mail and email marketing campaigns as well as networking. We also have a strong presence on Google and solid word of mouth with both current clients and former clients from our previous business. These all add up to great online and offline referrals.” Minuteman Press in Carson City also has a healthy mix of products and services to get the job done for clients in their community. “Currently, our most high-demand products are political yard signs and walk cards, direct mail (both printing and mailing – all done in-house), large format printing, and apparel. We have aligned with several political brokers and that bring us a large variety of work in all aspects of our business – printing, direct mail, promotional products, and apparel. We have had quite a bit of growth with apparel in general. When word gets out that you can get it done and done well, the business finds you.” They offer this tip for local businesses. “Direct mailing to get your name out there is one of the best ways to reach potential clients to let them know you are there and open for business. With so many businesses shut down by the pandemic for so long, it is important to let your community know that you are still there and ready to serve them. Anything branded is very effective as well.” “As much as we are all glued to screens these days, there’s still just something about seeing your name and logo in print. Remember how you felt the first time you held your very own printed business card? That’s what I mean. There are some things that just work better as a printed piece as opposed to something online. Print is still the best media to communicate who you are and to get your message out to the world.” -Larry & Tami Jacobs Rewards & Advice for Others For Larry and Tami, the care they have for their clients is clearly evident when they are asked about the rewards of owning their business. “The rewards in this industry are seeing your clients shine because we took their pieces and made them into something presentable. I’ve gone to events where we printed all of the campaign materials, signs, apparel, and more. When you see everything come together in brand and theme, it really makes the client stand out and look good. And at the end of the day, that feels good and right.” They continue, “We have helped so many clients to get their projects turned around and completed on impossible deadlines. It’s an awesome feeling to make things happen. Whether it’s a small ‘copies of Great Grandma’s cookbook’ project or a large corporate multi-piece project, we give our best to help our clients look their best.” As for what advice the 38-year printing industry veterans would give to others, Larry and Tami share, “Follow the protocol, do the steps that need to be done. Stick with it. It works.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Carson City, NV, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/nv/carson-city/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and see Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

October 17, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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AmeriLife and AIMCOR Group Launch New Venture to Expand Best-in-Class Distribution Model

AmeriLife

AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with AIMCOR Group LLC (“AIMCOR”) to launch AIMCOR Consolidated, LLC (d/b/a ICON). Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. ICON will focus on creating strategic partnerships under a centralized infrastructure with access to AmeriLife’s best-in-class shared services, diverse product portfolio, and vast, proprietary distribution opportunities. Additionally, ICON will provide AmeriLife access to a fully underwritten life platform that will further expand the company’s offerings and help deliver on a growing strategic priority. “As we continue to invest in our industry-leading distribution, it’s important that we find creative ways – and the right partners – to help accelerate and sustain our growth ambitions,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “We’re excited to join forces with AIMCOR in this venture and, together, deliver on our shared legacies of excellence and business transformation for member companies.” “The launch of ICON is not only a big moment for AmeriLife and AIMCOR, but a big win for the distribution industry,” added Mike Vietri, Chief Distribution Officer for AmeriLife. “Our unique collaboration will fuel the success of a new generation of companies by fortifying a platform of holistic health, life and retirement solutions that their agents and advisors will never outgrow – and ensuring their clients never outgrow them.” "During the last decade, AIMCOR has had a clear and steadfast vision about how it wanted to expand and evolve its business model,” said John C. Ziambras, president and CEO of AIMCOR Group. “Our partnership with AmeriLife not only enables us to execute on one of our core strategic objectives of facilitating succession planning and business continuation, but also adds a unique differentiator to our value proposition by bringing significant top- and bottom-line growth opportunities to our member firms.” Marc R. Verbos, executive vice president for AIMCOR Group, will serve as president of ICON and manage the day-to-day operations of the new entity. Added Verbos: “The creation of ICON, under our aligned distribution channel, allows us to take AIMCOR’s three core drivers – organic growth, distribution expansion and business transformation – to the next level by adding access to AmeriLife’s investment capital, ancillary product lines and expanded distribution opportunities, all in a shared ownership structure that will greatly benefit existing and future members and the broader industry.” ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. About AIMCOR Group AIMCOR Group is a National Insurance Marketing Organization that distributes and services life, disability, LTC and annuity products through a variety of channels and platforms. Since its inception in 2011, and in conjunction with its internal and external partners, AIMCOR has embarked on a shared vision of industry business transformation by enabling new distribution, engaging consumers and delivering financial security to American families across all ages, income levels and cultural backgrounds. For more information, visit aimcorgroup.com, and follow AIMCOR on LinkedIn. Contact Details AmeriLife Media Relations Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com AIMCOR Group Mike English +1 866-428-0180 mike.english@aimcorgroup.com AmeriLife Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

October 17, 2022 09:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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