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A SUMMER SNAPSHOT OF BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRENDS

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/9s0kNEPgHg4 The heat is on as parents prepare to help their kids get to the head of the class for the upcoming school year. With pandemic issues still top of mind, they continue to seek fun ways to engage with their children, including vacation time, playtime, and sweet treats. Back-to-school shopping also remains a top priority with eighty-four percent of consumers expecting to see an increase in prices for popular items like clothing, school supplies, and electronics. The National Retail Federation finds this will likely lead to a hyper-focused approach to spending, including comparative online shopping, scouting out deals, and using more coupons. Bethany Braun-Silva has a summer snapshot of back-to-school trends, including the latest way for students to take notes and retain information. SWEET REWARDS: The start of a new school year can be stressful — not only for parents but for kids, too. Braun-Silva has one special and sweet way to reward and keep kids motivated as they head back to school, and it’s with something everyone loves: chocolate. For the first time in the U.S., Cinnabon has swapped the cinnamon for chocolate with its new Chocolate BonBites. “They taste fantastic,” says the lifestyle expert, adding, “These bite-sized rolls — filled with ooey-gooey chocolate and topped with chocolate and cream cheese frosting — make the perfect after-school snack and are available for a limited-time either in Cinnabon bakeries or through delivery, which is super convenient for a parent on the go. Get them before they’re gone!” The brand is offering an exclusive offer: a FREE 4-count of Chocolate BonBites with any purchase of $15 or more by using the code CHOCOLATE in the Cinnabon app today. For more information, visit https://www.cinnabon.com/?utm_medium=pr Direct link: https://www.cinnabon.com/?utm_medium=pr Social media handles: Facebook.com/cinnabon Instagram.com/cinnabon TikTok.com/@cinnabon Twitter.com/cinnabon Hashtags: #ChocolateBonBites, #chocolate LEARN WHILE TRAVELING: With remote schooling still an option in a few regions, families are exploring new destinations with special travel deals and in-suite virtual learning essentials. Braun-Silva mentions that there are ways to incorporate hybrid schedules into late summer and early fall travel plans. Learning remotely is one educational trend expected to continue for the first part of the upcoming school year. The lifestyles expert says now is a great time for parents to blend vacation season and at-home schooling together. Braun-Silva highlights how family getaways are an opportunity for kids to catch up on early reading assignments at the pool or on the beach, adding, “In my family, we even play spelling games and go over the times table. It helps make learning fun.” Braun-Silva admits environment plays an important part when choosing a destination, accommodations, and family activities. She says, “Howard Johnson by Wyndham is perfect! They have hundreds of locations, really fun mid-century modern rooms that my kids adore—plus free Wi-Fi—perfect for working or learning remotely. They offer a free light breakfast and a great rewards program, Wyndham Rewards.” Travelers can book now and earn a free night after just two stays. For more information, go to HoJo.com. Direct Link: HoJo.com Social media handles: Facebook - www.facebook.com/hojo Instagram - @HoJo Hashtags: #GoHappyGoHoJo STEALS & DEALS: Twenty-five percent of back-to-school shoppers have already begun with an uptick projected over the next two months. Braun-Silva says the coming weeks are all about finding the steals and deals. One helpful way to save time and money is by using the PayPal Honey desktop extension—an online shopping tool that helps discover deals and cash back. She points out that it is trusted by millions, and automatically searches for available coupons and applies the best working ones at checkout. This extension also helps find offers featuring Cash Back. Customers are able to redeem points for cash and other rewards h on eligible purchases, so they can take their money further while shopping for all their back-to-school needs. “It’s fast and seamless to install the PayPal Honey extension on your desktop in just a few clicks,” says Braun-Silva, “You can start saving on many of your favorite sites from tech to fashion to school supplies. PayPal Honey gives you the confidence you’re shopping smart and it’s the perfect way to find great deals for back-to-school” For more information, visit joinhoney.com. Direct link: https://www.joinhoney.com/explore STUDY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME: It has been found that writing notes by hand helps with focus, memory, and understanding information. That’s something Five Star® gets and has an innovative way to turn handwritten notes into a digital study tool. The lifestyles expert says the Five Star® Study App makes it easier for students to study anywhere, anytime. “It’s very user-friendly,” she points out, adding “The triangles on the left side of the paper allow the app to ‘flag’ important notes to turn them into digital flashcards, and the four corners enables scanning.” This is the evolution of how students consume and retain information. They get all the tried-and-true benefits of handwritten notes from compatible Five Star products and then turn them into a personal study aid. Find the Five Star study app in the Apple or Google Play app store and learn more at FiveStarBuiltStrong.com. For more information, visit fivestarbuiltstrong.com Direct link: https://www.fivestarbuiltstrong.com/notetaking-study-app/ Social media handles: Facebook: @FiveStar Instagram: @meadfivestar Twitter: @meadfivestar Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

August 03, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Intus Care Announces New PACE Program Partnerships with Five Organizations Across the Country, Catalyzing Data-Driven Change and High-Value Multidisciplinary Care

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Intus Care, developer of an innovative predictive analytics platform designed for geriatric health, announced today new partnerships with five PACE programs across the country. Programs are utilizing both the recently launched Technical Assistance Consulting (TAC) services and Intus Care’s software analytics platform to optimize the care provided to older adults. Intus Care’s new partners include: • Beacon of LIFE PACE in New Jersey • Neighborhood Healthcare PACE in California • Senior LIFE in Pennsylvania • The PACE Place in Florida • TRU Care PACE in Colorado Intus Care’s team of leading PACE experts take a hands-on approach with leadership teams and staff to both execute project work plans and create an organizational data driven culture. Intus Care helps PACE and geriatric care programs achieve program growth, streamline operations, improve clinical outcomes, reduce unnecessary service utilization costs, and support other functional strategies. “We believe strongly in the PACE mission of enabling seniors to age in place and are excited for the opportunity to work with new programs across the country.” said Laura Ferrara, Chief Strategy Officer, Intus Care. “We’re proud to be catalyzing data-driven organizational change to help our PACE partners across the country achieve high-value, multidisciplinary geriatric care and grow their operations effectively.” Intus Care’s TAC services include (but are not limited to): • CMS Audit Preparation, Mock Audit Proposals, and Remediation • Quality, Compliance, and Utilization Management Program Development • Operational Management and Growth PACE North of Michigan was one of the first programs to utilize Intus Care’s TAC services and decreased falls in a group of participants that were having recurrent incidents by 81% between March and April of 2022 based on updated processes. ( See case study ). In addition to its TAC services, Intus Care currently works with over 20 PACE Programs in 11 states who are utilizing its first-of-its-kind predictive analytics platform and entered a Letter of Understanding with the National Pace Association to pursue a strategic partnership. Contact us today to discuss what Intus Care can do for your PACE organization. About Intus Care Intus Care synthesizes data to improve care and reduce hospitalizations for some of the most socially vulnerable and clinically complex patients in today’s healthcare system – senior citizens. The company has created a unique data-driven predictive analytics platform designed for organizations such as PACE programs, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and home care agencies. It easily integrates with existing electronic health records, claims, and financial software to automatically extract and analyze data. By highlighting participant risk and care-focused information, the Intus Care software empowers clinicians, nurses, and other care providers by informing decisions that improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary costs. Learn more at intuscare.com. Contact Details SVM Public Relations Jordan Bouclin and Erika Harris +1 401-490-9700 intuscare@svmpr.com Company Website https://www.intuscare.com/

August 03, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Mountain Collective™ adds Marmot Basin, Alberta bringing total to 24 dream destinations for the 2022-23 season

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After welcoming Sun Valley and Snowbasin back to The Mountain Collective Pass in March and Le Massif de Charlevoix in June, the Mountain Collective has continued to make strategic acquisitions adding Marmot Basin, Alberta for the 2022-23 season bringing the total number of Canadian resorts to seven and the total number of resort partners to 24 worldwide. Marmot Basin is nestled in the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site and is just a twenty-minute drive from the authentic Canadian mountain town of Jasper, Alberta. Beginners and experts alike will love the seven lifts and uncrowded slopes spread over five mountain faces. The 91 varied runs provide ample terrain for friends, families, and solo visitors of any ability. Marmot Basin is known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, superb variety of terrain, all around affordability, first class service, and the spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery. “Joining the Mountain Collective allows us an incredible opportunity to once more showcase Jasper and Marmot Basin to the world,” said Jason Paterson, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to bring our paradise in the Canadian Rockies to such an esteemed product and grow in the company of such world class resorts.” “We are very excited to welcome Marmot Basin to the Mountain Collective family,” said Todd Burnette, Chief Executive Officer for the Mountain Collective. “Marmot is truly a gem in the Canadian Rockies and will nicely complement our other long standing Western Canadian partners. Now with seven terrific options in Canada along with our bucket list US resorts, the Mountain Collective Pass continues to be a great option for discerning skiers and riders around the world.” The 2022-23 edition of the Mountain Collective is currently on sale and is available exclusively online at www.mountaincollective.com. The current price is $559 USD for adults, $459 USD for Young Adults (ages 13-18 at time of purchase) and $169 USD for kids (12 and under at time of purchase.) The Pass includes two days of skiing or riding with no blackout dates at each of the 24 partners (48 total days), a 50% discount on all additional days and lodging discount offers and for a limited time, new pass purchasers can receive a third bonus day at Marmot Basin – just enter the promo code MARMOT at checkout. For more information, please visit www.MountainCollective.com, call 877.328.2257, or follow the Mountain Collective on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. About Marmot Basin Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Marmot Basin (Jasper, AB) offers 3,000 vertical feet (914m) of skiing and snowboarding on 1,720 acres (696 hectares) of varied terrain. With 7 lifts including 4 quad chairs, 1 triple chair, 1 double chair and a Magic Carpet, Marmot Basin provides an awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain adventure for all abilities. Consisting of groomed runs, trees, moguls, alpine bowls, chutes, and terrain parks, 91 runs cover 30% novice, 30% intermediate, 20% advanced and 20% expert terrain. Known for short lift lines, uncrowded terrain, and a relaxed mountain atmosphere, Marmot Basin is a pristine wilderness awaiting discovery. Enjoy abundant snow in the northernmost Rocky Mountain ski area, from mid-November to early May. About Mountain Collective The Mountain Collective™ is an international alliance of premier ski destinations providing the Mountain Collective™ Pass, which includes two days of riding at all partner resorts and 50% off all additional days at each destination, with no blackout dates. For the 2022-23 season, The Mountain Collective™ Pass includes Alta, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Chamonix (France) Coronet Peak/The Remarkables (New Zealand), Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Marmot Basin, Mt Buller (Australia), Niseko United (Japan), Panorama, Revelstoke, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Sugarloaf, Sun Peaks, Sun Valley, Taos, Thredbo (Australia) and Valle Nevado (Chile.) Contact Details Mountain Collective Todd Burnette +1 435-640-6233 Todd@TDBMarketing.org Marmot Basin Brian Rode +1 780-852-3816 Brrode@skimarmot.com

August 02, 2022 09:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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A Million Dollars Will ‘Level Up’ Thousands of Houston Area Residents Out of Digital Divide

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If you’ve ever played a popular 80’s video game, then you know about the disadvantages your character has right out of the gate. You can’t jump as high or as far, and it’s easier to lose the level and have to start all over again. But in the first few seconds, there’s usually always a chance to ‘level up’ your character. Instantly, you can jump higher and farther, run faster and if you encounter an enemy, you still have another chance at winning the level. There are thousands of Houston area residents who — from a digital perspective — aren’t ‘leveled up” and therefore struggle to participate in the digital economy. Some Houstonians still don’t know how to surf the web, write emails or create a resume. Others don’t even have a reliable and fast internet connection in their homes. The digital divide is still big. According to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Communities Survey, one in ten households, or 687,086 households, in the greater Houston area do not have an internet subscription or do not have a computer. They want to ‘level up’, and they are about to get it. Comcast, the Houston area’s largest internet service provider, is giving more than one million dollars this year to local organizations that help students, adults and people with disabilities ‘level up’ their computer, career development and tech education skills. The million-dollar investment will also support ongoing efforts to build awareness about low-cost or no-cost connectivity programs like Internet Essentials and the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). “These investments are a part of Comcast’s ongoing efforts to make a real difference in southeast Texas by giving families an opportunity to thrive in this digital age,” Ralph Martinez, Comcast Houston’s Regional Senior Vice President, said. “The Internet is where life happens. It allows students to expand their educational aspirations and it empowers parents to explore better job openings so they can ultimately deliver a better quality of life for their families.” So far, Comcast has given grants to eight Houston area organizations. More announcements will be made later this year. United Way | Funding will be used to provide tech experts (Digital Navigators) to help people in need of digital skills training. BakerRipley | Funding will support computer skills, software, email and internet safety training for low-income adults in the Houston area. Comp-U-Dopt | Funding will support students participating in Early Adopters, STEAM Team and Learn2Earn, which brings technology education to area youth. Comp-U-Dopt will also use the funding to provide tech experts (Digital Navigators) to help people in need of digital skills training. Easter Seals of Greater Houston | Funding will support the development of a curriculum for people with disabilities to help them successfully learn to use digital technology to gain and maintain employment. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston | Funding will help high school students gain technical and leadership skills through the Workforce Readiness Program. AAMA | Funding will be used to purchase technology and equipment to support students through the training program at the Work and Learn Center, with an emphasis on digital literacy and design. Dress for Success | Funding will be used to provide Houston-area women with the resources needed to obtain long-term employment through access to job readiness training, digital skills workshops, computers and mobile labs. AVANCE-Houston | Funding will support adult literacy program and continue to build pathways to economic mobility for families in the community. “We are passionate about doing our part to help close the digital divide and committed to helping establish a more equitable foundation for learning, working and succeeding,” Martinez said. Comcast remains steadfast in its efforts to connect people to moments that matter, to connect families to opportunities in Southeast Texas. For more than a decade, the company has offered Internet Essentials to help low-income Americans access reliable, high-speed internet. Comcast is now a proud champion of the federal government’s new Affordable Connectivity Program. ACP gives qualifying households up to $30 towards their monthly internet bill. With ACP, Comcast’s Internet Essentials internet service is free. As more Houston area residents get the ‘level up’ they need, just like in their gameplay, they will have more chances to keep advancing—better jobs, better education, innovation, opportunities and yes, more fun and better gaming. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Houston Steve Campion +1 832-920-2001 Steve_Campion@comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

August 02, 2022 08:40 AM Central Daylight Time

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Rahama Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Yeleen Enterprises, has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa for her fourth term

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Rahama Wright, CEO Yeleen Enterprises has been appointed to serve a fourth term on the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, appointed 24 members to serve a two-year term. Council members are selected from small, medium, and large U.S. companies across the United States representing a diverse range of industries and economic sectors. “I have had the pleasure and honor of serving on the Advisory Council for the three previous terms and in both the Obama and the Trump Administrations,” says Wright. “I look forward to demonstrating the same level of high commitment as in previous terms and plan to proudly advance the efforts of the Advisory Council as it transitions with new members and the Biden Administration.” The PAC-DBIA was established in 2014 to provide recommendations and analysis through the Secretary of Commerce to the President, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. During her service on the Advisory Council, Wright drafted Advisory Council recommendations on doing business in Africa, participated in the fact-finding mission to Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, contributed to the development of the “Keys to Success” report, and reviewed and provided feedback on the Prosper Africa Roadmap. In her most recent term, Wright supported core programming for the PAC-DBIA such as the “Keys to Success” webinar series where PAC-DBIA members shared practical advice on entering African markets. She also spearheaded the PAC DBIA’s high-level event for Women’s History Month titled “Enabling Women Entrepreneurs in US-Africa Trade & Investment.” The PAC DBIA is a policy tool for advancing US trade engagement with Africa by leveraging the experience of private sector leaders to inform the Secretary of Commerce and the President. Wright will continue to contribute perspectives from running a social impact business that strengthens supply chains on behalf of African and women-led cooperatives. About Rahama Wright After serving in the Peace Corps, Rahama Wright began her entrepreneurial journey by launching Shea Yeleen, a shea butter brand with the mission to create living wage jobs for women in Northern Ghana. The products secured features in Oprah Magazine, MSNBC, CNBC, and retail distribution in select Whole Foods Markets and MGM Resorts. A leading voice on African women’s economic and business development, in 2014, Rahama was first appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. She received her BA in International Relations from the State University of New York at Geneseo. An avid traveler, Rahama has visited and worked in 36 countries. About Yeleen Enterprises Yeleen Enterprises is a social impact company comprised of the Shea Yeleen product line, and the Yeleen Beauty Makerspace. Shea Yeleen is dedicated to empowering women in West Africa and the United States through the production, sale, and use of shea butter products. A unique blend of grassroots organizing and business development, Shea Yeleen is a company that specializes in manufacturing high-quality, pure plant-based shea butter products with a commitment to ethical sourcing. The Yeleen Beauty Makerspace is a Washington DC-based co-manufacturing space for early-stage, independent beauty entrepreneurs to launch in 2023. Contact Details Media Inquiries robin@charmedpr.com Company Website https://sheayeleen.com

August 01, 2022 01:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fuel up at Unos – Uno Pizzeria and Grill says “Your gas is on us”

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill knows that consumers have been hit hard with high gas prices. To help alleviate that pressure, Uno is offering $5 off dine-in orders through Aug. 31. Consumers can use this savings to pay for the gas it takes to travel to the restaurant for a dine-in visit. “We hope to give away the equivalent of 100,000 gallons of gas during this time with this discount. We understand that people are really feeling the prices at the pump. We want to provide a savings so you can pay for your gas to make it easier to dine in with us to enjoy our amazing pizza and other great dishes. Enjoy a great meal, save some money and apply that money to the next time you fill up the tank. Every bit helps in these challenging times”, stated CEO Erik Frederick. Customers simply need to visit unos.com/gaspromo to claim their coupon code that can used in restaurant. They can either print it off or take a screen shot of the coupon code and present it to their server on their visit. A minimum spend of $20 is required to claim the $5 gas savings. Offer is valid on food purchase only. “Dining out still provides a thrill and great escape for most folks. Come experience our great food and fantastic staff and let us help you enjoy a night out with family or friends. And we can give you a nice discount that can help pay to get you there” added Head of Marketing Chris Dellamarggio. About UNO Pizzeria & Grill Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes approximately 80 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 18 states, and the District of Columbia, India, and Saudi Arabia. UNO is all about connecting people over pizza – from its famous Chicago Deep Dish, which UNO invented in 1943, to its Chicago Thin Crust, to its gluten-free and vegan pizzas. The Company also operates Uno Foods, a consumer packaged-foods business which supplies supermarkets, airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, and schools, with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com. Contact Details Chris Dellamarggio +1 339-613-7641 cdellamarggio@unos.com Company Website https://www.unos.com/

August 01, 2022 11:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Million-Dollar Owners Thomas and Denise Batliner Share Keys to Business Growth in Louisville, KY

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Thomas and Denise Batliner have owned their Minuteman Press franchise located at 3905 Bardstown Road since November of 2005. With over 16 years in business, Thomas shares the following insights that helped he and Denise grow their business in Louisville and become members of the Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle. On this accomplishment, Thomas says, “Denise and I believe marketing efforts, customer service, networking, and a little luck have been vital to our success and longevity. We would like to place special emphasis on customer service. At Minuteman Press in Louisville, we focus on treating the customer as we would like to be treated. We believe anyone who walks through the door can be our next biggest customer, and hospitality may make or break the possible relationship.” He continues, “Over the past 16+ years in business, Denise and I have grown the business by developing relationships with new customer bases. More specifically, we gained these relationships through acquisitions. For example, in August of 2012, we purchased an independent printer. This acquisition almost doubled our 2011 sales in addition to our everyday marketing and networking. Then, in December of 2020, we purchased an independent promotional products company. Like our 2012 acquisition, we almost doubled the past year’s sales. Our new customers are the key to our success, and we appreciate their continued business and loyalty.” From the US Navy to Owning a Printing Business Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Thomas Batliner served in the US Navy. He shares, “We didn't start Minuteman Press until 2005 when I was 38 years old. Before reaching this point, I served in the United States Navy for three years where I specialized in aviation hydraulics (AMH3). This military experience reinforced the work ethic instilled in me at a young age while farming with my family and has played a vital role in driving my determination to stay in the printing industry.” Thomas continues, “Furthermore, after being honorably discharged, I was a tool and die specialist by trade before being promoted to an estimator at a plastics manufacturer, Beach, Mold, and Tool, now known as NYX. While in this role, I earned an associate degree in Business. But most importantly, I decided I wanted to drive my career and become an entrepreneur. Minuteman Press matched this goal because of the low initial investment, and the business presented the new challenge I was seeking.” “Minuteman Press International supported me from the beginning before I had any professional knowledge about the printing industry. For instance, at the initial home office training, I learned basic facts about paper stocks and more information regarding machine availability and capabilities. Lastly, our office utilizes FLEX, the workflow software developed by Minuteman Press that constantly evolves to add effective apps that drive marketing value.” – Thomas Batliner, owner, Minuteman Press, Louisville, KY Leveraging Local Business Relationships & Benefits of Printing Today When asked what it has been like to own a business in Louisville for over 16 years, Thomas shares, “We are in an urban area and serve a diverse community. There are people from many varying backgrounds, and we have learned about different cultures from around the world. Additionally, we are part of a community where nearby business owners help and look out for one another. For instance, a nearby competitor has helped us continue production during machine downtime and meet customer demand. To return this favor, we have been known to share our resources if this competitor is short-staffed. Because of this dynamic, we believe it is important to develop healthy relationships with everyone in the community, even those with competing business goals.” Thomas explains why printing remains so vital today, sharing, “We believe printing remains vital today because it secures a company’s mission. In terms of management, it also provides different avenues for documentation. To illustrate, when a business provides a digital or physical copy of an employee handbook to its staff, it can better document and communicate expectations and other important information.” He adds, “The main benefit of print is that it can be found everywhere, from the menu you use at your favorite restaurant menu to the branded t-shirt you buy at the store. Because of print's presence, companies always need it. Even during uncertain times like the pandemic, manufacturing facilities, hospitals, and a variety of other companies needed printed materials promoting safety warnings and best practices.” “Our highest demand products and services include envelopes, every door direct mail (EDDM), and wide format printing, a powerful visual medium used for larger files such as blueprints and banners. Our customers value these products and services because they can reach a larger audience. In addition to our highest demand products, key growth areas for our business are promotional products and branded apparel. For example, the customers from our acquisition of the promotional products company have driven sales and we have added a new product line that existing customers can access.” –Thomas Batliner Rewards of Owning a Business & Advice to Others As Thomas and Denise reflect on their accomplishments, there are a couple of items that really stick out. Thomas says, “The biggest personal reward for Denise and me was the ability to put both of our children through college as traditional four-year students. Lauren, our oldest, is now a critical care nurse and Erica, our youngest, is a sourcing and supply chain professional.” He adds, “Aside from this personal reward, our biggest professional reward was receiving our plaque for the Minuteman Press International President's Million Dollar circle. After 16+ years of business, it was an honor to achieve such a high sales goal and to meet others who have accomplished the same or more.” Thomas shares the following advice to today’s aspiring business owners, saying, “The advice I would give to someone looking to own a business is ‘do your homework.’ You need to choose something you can be passionate about and enjoy daily. Despite the hard work ahead of you, because there are some long days and weeks, it can be very rewarding.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Louisville, Kentucky, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/ky/louisville20/ 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

August 01, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ForeverLawn Sports Complex Unveiled at Hall of Fame Village

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The ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village in Canton, OH, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of their grand opening. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, August 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village located at 17 th Street NW, Canton, OH 44718. The first phase of the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village features three outdoor sports fields and the indoor performance center surfaced by the exclusive synthetic turf provider. These fields, as well as the associated facilities, are part of the previously announced 10-year multimillion-dollar agreement between ForeverLawn and Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, the only resort, entertainment, and media company centered around the power of professional football. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such an incredible partner in ForeverLawn,” shared Michael Crawford, President and CEO of Hall of Fame Village (HOFV). “The excellence they represent is clearly evident in our fantastic Sports Complex and all the tremendous work they have contributed. I know these fields will be one of the showpieces at Hall of Fame Village.” “We are proud to partner with the Hall of Fame Village to create this premium sports destination,” says Brian Karmie, Co-Founder of ForeverLawn. “The ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village is a flagship project close to our home office in Louisville, and we look forward to positively impacting our community through this project for years to come.” Dale Karmie, brother of Brian and Co-Founder of ForeverLawn, continues this sentiment: “Having attended games at Hall of Fame as a kid, and now living in this area again, it’s a real privilege for ForeverLawn to partner in this project.” The opening celebration will be the first major event of Enshrinement Week and will be attended by prominent members of the Canton community as well as members of the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company and ForeverLawn teams. “We are confident the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village will be a hallmark for the Canton community and the many thousands of guests the complex will host each year,” says Derek Karmie, SportsGrass Brand Leader. “We’ve been working with the Hall of Fame field and facilities for the past six years, and our team has been installing fields at the ForeverLawn Sports Complex since April. It’s a very rewarding feeling to see the whole project coming together and open to the community.” Following the grand opening, the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village will be open for public use. Hall of Fame Village and ForeverLawn will continue construction on the remaining fields, including Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, throughout the remainder of their 10-year agreement. “We are proud to open the ForeverLawn Sports Complex at Hall of Fame Village to provide an exceptional experience for athletes across the country,” says John Regas, Vice President, Brand Partnership Activation for HOFV. “Through our great partnership with ForeverLawn, we have created an all-encompassing complex with the premier artificial and synthetic fields, locker rooms, and concessions for all to enjoy.” About ForeverLawn ForeverLawn ® improves spaces and communities through innovative synthetic grass solutions. Beginning in 2004 as the daring entrepreneurial venture of two brothers, ForeverLawn has consistently led the synthetic turf industry through groundbreaking approaches to products and practice. As the premium choice for synthetic surfacing, each product is engineered to solve unique consumer needs and desires while maintaining superior standards and natural aesthetics. Today the company services over eighty localized markets through their dealer network, with an impressive regional, national, and international project portfolio. Want to be a part of something bigger? Learn how you can be a person of impact through business ownership opportunities with ForeverLawn. For more information, contact opportunities@foreverlawn.com. About SportsGrass SportsGrass by ForeverLawn leads the synthetic turf industry in providing premium, product-based solutions for athletic applications. Manufactured using the highest quality of materials, SportsGrass products are uniquely designed to increase player safety and product durability while reducing the need for infill–all without sacrificing performance. To learn more about SportsGrass, visit www.sportsgrass.com. About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com. About the Hall of Fame Village Hall of Fame Village is a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. Owned by the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the Village currently has over $250 million worth of assets under management and is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio. Phase I of the project entailed the construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class 20,000 seat, sports and entertainment stadium, and the National Youth Football and Sports Complex. Phase II, currently under construction, will add the Constellation Center for Excellence, the Center for Performance, a Fan Engagement Zone, a Hall of Fame indoor waterpark and a Hilton Tapestry Hotel. Phase III is currently in planning stages. For more information, visit www.HOFVillage.com. Contact Details Julia Kontur Communications Specialist +1 330-499-8873 julia@foreverlawn.com Company Website https://www.foreverlawn.com/

July 29, 2022 03:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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BLENDED PRESENTED BY MY WINE SOCIETY DEBUTS BOTTLE POPPING FESTIVAL IN TAMPA, FL ON NOVEMBER 19 + 20, 2022

Blended Festival

Blended Festival Presented by My Wine Society has announced the inaugural launch of its two-day music, art, wine and culinary extravaganza in Tampa, Florida. Prepare to get corked on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Perry Harvey Park, centrally located in the heart of downtown. The spirited festival will conclude its multi-city tour after wrapping up stops in Nashville, Austin and San Diego and enter its final leg in Tampa, Florida. The wine-centric festival enters its 3-year anniversary and has proudly teamed up with local Tampa partners Justin Savich of Simplicity Funding & Holdings, and Dor Haim of One of Us, to bring the event to the Florida market. In addition to Tampa staples Savich and Haim, the festivals veteran team CEO Sean Evans, Event director Kalika Moquin, Director of Marketing, Kristy Rumsey, along with strategic partners Ghost Energy, Jaja Tequila, E11even Vodka, and Las Vegas Hospitality Group, In The Moment, have aligned forces to produce this year’s Tampa activation. Expect multiple stages, a 100-foot wine tent, culinary stage, VIP village, wellness retreat and an array of “instagrammable moments” throughout the festival. Exclusively for Tampa the team has assembled an eclectic lineup with some of the hottest names in entertainment including Grammy Award-winning musical duo The Chainsmokers, electronic music duo Loud Luxury, Grammy Award-wining hitmaker Nelly, Hip-hop favorite Rich The Kid, musical sensation Bryce Vine and musical producer and DJ Elderbrook to headline the festivities and deliver an unforgettable weekend. Let’s get the bottles popping! My Wine Society has partnered with the nation’s leading wineries to offer wine flights and bubbles for party-goers throughout the weekend. Executive Sommelier for Blended Festivals, Matthew Lindsey aka The Lord of Wine, will host curated tastings highlighting tasting notes of the finest wines and champagnes inside the wine pavilion at the festival. The festival also features a full bar, and VIP table service for those looking for a more white glove experience. No music festival would be complete without the food. The culinary experience is one of the fan-favorite highlights of the Blended experience. Food truck row and pop-ups from Tampa's premier dining destinations will showcase local culinary favorites. Blended turns up the heat with their high-energy crowd demonstrations and competitive cooking competitions live from the culinary stage. “Simplicity Funding is looking forward to bring downtown Tampa the first one of a kind event that encompasses Wine, Culinary, Art, and the top music of today” says CEO Justin Savich. “And proud to be partnered with Dor Haim of One of us, who has been an important part of the boots on the ground movement in bringing live events to the market, and across the US”. Following the Tampa debut, the group is preparing an expansion that includes bringing the festival to 4 additional Florida markets. “We want to host a traveling event in multiple Florida cities that combines music, food, craft cocktails, and wine, offering an elevated experience to todays festival goer” Savich continued. “A party I would want to bring my friends and family to. We are excited to introduce Blended to Tampa, as we feel it’s a the perfect debut and on brand with we’re striving to achieve throughout the South East” Official ticket and hotel packages are available. For general admission (18+), VIP, VIP+, and all-inclusive tickets (21+), VIP table reservations (21+), and additional information, visit www.blendedfestival.com. For updates, follow @BlendedFest on Instagram and Facebook. Contact Details Beth Bartolini beth@brelevantpr.com Company Website https://www.blendedfestival.com/

July 28, 2022 10:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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