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Government of Maharashtra and Pegasus Capital Advisors Sign MoU to Boost Food Security and Food Processing Sector

Pegasus Capital Advisors

The Government of Maharashtra and Pegasus Capital Advisors have entered into a cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at exploring the potential of maximizing opportunities in the food security and food processing sector in Maharashtra. This agreement was formalized during the Government of Maharashtra's participation at the World Economic Forum 2024. The MoU outlines a collaborative effort between Pegasus Capital Advisors, a global private markets impact investment fund, and the Government of Maharashtra to explore and develop food processing units in the state of Maharashtra and the UAE. The Government of Maharashtra will share an operational plan within 90 days, detailing the opportunities for collaboration and identifying trusted partners and entities. Maharashtra, with its robust agriculture sector and logistical capabilities, is well-positioned to address the GCC food security needs and this collaboration with Pegasus Capital Advisors aligns with the government’s vision to empower 11 million farmers in the state. Craig Cogut, Partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "We are eager to contribute to the vision of creating a sustainable food processing economy and empowering millions of farmers in Maharashtra. This partnership is important to building a resilient and integrated food supply chain and strengthening natural farming practices." The Government of Maharashtra's ambitious initiative focuses on addressing the UAE's and GCCs immediate food basket requirements, promoting increased production capacity, and supporting the development of the food processing sector. The comprehensive plan encompasses key aspects designed to bring about transformative changes in the food security and food processing sector. First, it prioritizes the empowerment of Maharashtra's 11 million farmers, facilitating their access to markets and cutting-edge agricultural technology through strategic partnerships. Secondly, the initiative positions Maharashtra as a long-term supplier of essential food items such as millet, soybean, wheat, and sugarcane, effectively meeting the pressing food security needs of the UAE. The third focal point involves the establishment of state-of-the-art food processing units in both Maharashtra and the UAE, promising the creation of skilled employment opportunities and a significant economic boost for both regions. Lastly, by leveraging the UAE as a pivotal export hub, the collaboration seeks to penetrate new markets in the GCC, Central Asia, and Africa, establishing a robust and diversified food supply chain. These key aspects collectively underscore a holistic approach that addresses immediate food security concerns and fosters economic growth, technological advancement, and international trade. The collaborative effort seeks to achieve positive economic, social, environmental, and health impacts for the UAE and India. Notable outcomes include empowering farmers, boosting the Indian economy through exports, building food processing infrastructure in the UAE, and promoting the "Make in India" and "Made in UAE" vision. About Pegasus Global Capital Advisors Pegasus Capital Advisors is a leading global private markets impact investment manager, dedicated to fostering sustainable and inclusive growth. As the first U.S. private equity fund manager accredited by the Green Climate Fund, Pegasus Capital Advisors invests in companies and technologies that aim to make a measurable, long-lasting impact. Explore more at Contact Details Courtney Bonness Riff City Strategies Company Website

February 12, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Bitcoin Price Prediction: Bitcoin (BTC) to Break $50k in Feb, Pullix (PLX) Set to Steal the Show For Gains

The good news is Bitcoin (BTC) is coming back, the market is booming and investors are reaping the rewards. As the effect of the Bitcoin ETF begins to ease off, Bitcoin price has begun to increase and analysts are projecting more rallies as the speculated bull market gets closer. Meanwhile, the Pullix presale has amazed the crypto community with over $5 million raised. Pullix is a top-level DeFi coin and is set to be a breath of fresh air for investors who have to constantly deal with high transaction fees on many exchanges. More details below. Pullix Witnesses 15,000 Participants, Set to End Presale in 70 Days With Bitcoin coming back, Pullix will outshine many established cryptos in the next bull run. Even with the project being new in the crypto market, the Pullix ongoing presale has been a huge success, attracting the attention of whales based on its unique idea of developing a hybrid trading platform. The project has raised over $5 million in presale and is expected to raise more funds before the presale ends. With Binance, Coinbase, and Kucoin notorious for high transaction charges that reduce investors’ profitability, constant security vulnerabilities, and lack of liquidity, investors are looking for alternative platforms to lift these burdens. As such, Pullix will be the first hybrid platform to merge the features of both centralized and decentralized exchanges. The Pullix platform will be a non-custodial exchange, allowing investors a firm grip and control over their assets. The Pullix platform will provide top-notch security, liquidity, and faster transaction processing to solve the myriad of problems of the established exchanges completely. As a result, investors have flocked to the Pullix project endlessly. Over 15k users have already registered on the platform and more than 80 million PLX tokens have been sold so far. Pullix has been listed on CoinGecko and the native token, PLX, an ERC20 token is sold for only $0.10. There is also a 10% bonus which will be given to the token buyers now before the project is launched in 70 days. Early investors who joined the presale in the first stage already got over 150% ROI. As the presale winds down, investors can earn a fixed daily percentage of the platform's revenue through the profit share model of the Pullix platform. After the presale, there will be a token burn feature to stabilize the price of the PLX tokens already in circulation. With a potential ROI of 100x at launch, Pullix is a top DeFi coin that can give investors a significant profit in 2024. Bitcoin (BTC) to Hit $50k as Market Condition Improves Bitcoin (BTC) has been on a remarkable surge recently after the aftermath of the Bitcoin ETF began to ease off. The Bitcoin price has increased by 24.73% in the past 90 days as the road leading to the bull run gathers momentum. Having traded between the high of $48,969 to the low of $38,521 in the last 30 days, the coin may be set for another spark soon. The BTC price has seen an over 11% rally in the past week with the Bitcoin trading volume and market cap also experiencing an uptrend. These are signs of high trading activity which experts believe will trigger a rally in the coming days. With continued whale injection resulting in Bitcoin market dominance, analysts predict that the Bitcoin price may hit $50k before the end of Q1 of 2024. For more information regarding Pullix’s presale see links below: Visit Pullix Join The Pullix Communities Pullix is a new DeFi protocol that is launching a hybrid exchange that will seamlessly blend the strengths of centralized and decentralized exchanges into one unified platform. Serving as the pioneer of “Trade-to-Earn” our native token $PLX empowers the community to earn a portion of the daily revenues generated by the exchange. Disclaimer: Digital currencies may be unregulated in your jurisdiction. The value of digital currencies may go down as well as up. Profits may be subject to capital gains or other taxes applicable in your jurisdiction. Contact Details Pullix Pr Team Company Website

February 12, 2024 08:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Crypto Analysis Platform yPredict Completes All 8 Rounds of Presale Successfully, Expands Team to Accelerate Growth

Spark Metro PR

yPredict, an AI-powered crypto analysis platform, today announced it has completed all its presale rounds to develop its platform further. The additional capital will support yPredict's continued growth as it evolves into a fully-fledged asset analysis platform. "We are thrilled to complete this last presale round, which demonstrates strong investor confidence in our vision," said Raj Sharma, CEO of yPredict. "These funds will enable us to accelerate the development of our AI-driven platform as we scale our capabilities to empower crypto & stocks investors with actionable, data-backed insights." With the presale complete, yPredict is expanding its team by hiring for several key roles, including Product Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, Technical Stock Chart Analysis Content Writer, and Crypto Content Writer. These hires will be instrumental as yPredict cements itself as an industry-leading crypto analysis solution. yPredict leverages advanced AI and machine learning to analyze financial market data and identify profitable trading and investment opportunities. The platform delivers personalized, easy-to-understand analytics to help traders of all skill levels make smarter investment decisions. "We are at the forefront of leveraging AI to democratize access to sophisticated crypto market analysis. Our technology enables anyone, not just seasoned professionals, to trade with confidence," continued Raj Sharma. "With our strong funding base and expanded team, we are poised to take yPredict to new heights in 2024 and beyond." For more information on yPredict and its AI-powered crypto investing platform, visit About yPredict yPredict provides AI-powered crypto market analysis platform designed to uncover predictive insights and enable high-probability trading. Built by a team of AI and finance experts, yPredict helps crypto investors of all experience levels make smarter trading decisions through advanced analytics and machine learning. The company is based in Wilmington, DE. Contact Details yPredict Ankit Singh +1 302-597-6768 Company Website

February 11, 2024 05:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hibbett, Inc.

Hibbett, Inc., (NASDAQ:HIBB), an athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,158 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores nationwide, today announced the release of the newest Cleared For Takeoff, an uplifting digital series created in partnership with Jordan Brand to amplify stories of young athletes who are winning both in sport and in life. Fans can watch the new episode when it launches here and on the Hibbett YouTube channel beginning on Saturday, February 10 th at 12pm Central. The newest Cleared ForTakeoff episode is an exhilarating compilation of moments spent with south-side Chicago native, female flag footballer, dancer/choreographer, model, actor, sneaker enthusiast and Jordan Women’s Collective alumni, Aja Johnson. A talented artist and athlete, Johnson has been breaking barriers both on stage, in television, as a dance teacher and on the field playing with a successful co-ed flag football league in Chicago. Johnson met with the Cleared For Takeoff crew during a photoshoot in her hometown of Chicago, where she talked about how her determination and being a strong female, has led her to success on and off the field. “What I love about playing coed flag football is that I get to train with people that played in the NFL and played college ball. I’m getting like first-hand top-notch training and discipline in the sport and seeing my progress over the years,” said Aja Johnson. “I think one of the most important aspects of being an athlete is being a team player, it’s what makes you excel in a sport.” “ Cleared for Takeoff has been a hit with the sneaker community, since its debut last December, and we’re thrilled to release our second episode featuring flag footballer, Aja Johnson,” said Sarah Sharp-Wangaard, VP Marketing, Hibbett. “Our commitment to community involvement remains at the forefront of our projects and for this episode, we had the privilege of hosting a local high school female flag football team from Las Vegas, for an engaging event at Hibbett filled with tons of surprises. We are grateful to our partners at Jordan for helping us bring this series to life as we aim to spotlight the stories of people like Aja, who prove that girls can accomplish anything.” To mark Super Bowl weekend and the Jordan Flight Path experience, the Cleared For Takeoff crew headed to Las Vegas to capture an engaging celebration with 30 female varsity flag football players from the Bishop Gorman High School Gaels. The private event took place at the Sahara Hibbett store in Las Vegas and included a surprise appearance and meaningful conversation with NFL Linebacker, Devin White of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Aja Johnson. During the energizing event, the women were treated to full Jordan looks, professional make-up, custom jerseys branded with Team Johnson and Team White, media training, a photoshoot and $500 gift cards with a private shopping experience, courtesy of Hibbett and Jordan. Johnson continued, “I would like the next generation of female football players to really believe in themselves and trust themselves, trust their talents. Whatever desires and dreams you have, it’s your duty to follow them.” Continuing the celebration, Jordan Brand designed an exclusive ‘takeover’ of the Hibbett store located at 4620 West Sahara Ave in Las Vegas, featuring the exclusive Jordan Flight Path. The elevated branding and merchandise backdrop featured athlete signage and new product, bringing the entire Flight Path experience to life for the public. Fans can look forward to more Cleared For Takeoff episodes coming later in 2024. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1,158 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and X. Contact Details Wendy Yellin Company Website

February 10, 2024 06:19 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Bumble’s 2024 Dating Trends


Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, recently released its annual dating trends for 2024. The popular dating app garnered insights from more than 25,000 singles on Bumble around the world to identify trends that will define dating and relationships in the year to come. Recently, Bumble’s Sex and Relationships Expert, Shan Boodram, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the trends and share tips on dating in 2024. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: Heading into 2024, there is an air of optimism and clarity for the ‘year of self’ as Bumble’s research shows that more than half (57%) of women surveyed are going into the new year with a clear view of what they want from their romantic lives. According to Bumble, this year will bring about: 1. Betterment Burnout: In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in ‘self-optimization’ which has led the majority of singles (55%) to feel pressure to constantly look for ways to better themselves, leaving 1 in 4 (24%) feeling unworthy of a partner. Looking ahead to 2024, singles are rebelling against the constant self-improvement with more than 2 in 3 women surveyed (68%) taking active steps to be happier with who they are here and now. 2. Timeline Decline: People, especially women, continue to feel a constant pressure to follow traditional relationship timelines. But in 2024, women are choosing to actively build their own path, with 1 in 3 (31%) women saying they are no longer focused on adhering to traditional timelines and milestones such as dating>marriage>kids. 3. Gen(erational)-Blend Romance: This year, people are doubling down on casting a wider net, age included. For 2 in 3 (63%) people, age is not a defining factor when dating with more than half (59%) of women saying they are now more open to dating someone younger than them. Below are some tips for those looking to kickstart their dating journey in 2024: ● Create a “to feel” list rather than a “to be/to have” list. Focusing on things you want a partner “to be” or “to have” like a specific height or a specific career can lead to a match that isn’t necessarily the kind, lasting connection you’re looking for. Instead, think about what you would put on your “To feel” list: ‘I want to feel safe, I want to feel respected, I want to feel protected.’ Creating this list can help you find and understand what is most important to you beyond physical attributes. ● Date smarter, not harder. In a recent Bumble survey, 1 in 4 U.S. daters shared that they feel short on time and want to make dating as efficient as possible. If you’re finding it hard to prioritize dating with your busy schedule - you’re not alone! Bumble’s data also shows that Monday between 7:00-8:00 pm is the most popular day and time on Bumble in the US. Capitalize on Bumble’s peak Monday time by using features that help you find more relevant potential partners, faster, like Bumble’s Advanced Filters feature, which allows you to filter for various values and lifestyle choices. ● Choose quality over quantity. Dating doesn’t have to be a numbers game. In fact, more than half (52%) of women recently surveyed about dating in 2024 said they are focusing on quality of dates over quantity. For more information, download the Bumble app via the App Store or Google Play. About Shan Boodram Shan Boodram is a certified sex educator, dating coach and intimacy expert. Boodram is host of the top podcast, "Lovers and Friends," the best-selling author of “The Game of Desire,” resident expert on Netflix's “Too Hot to Handle,” and host of The Marriage Pact on the Roku Channel. She is an ambassador for AIDS Healthcare Foundation and, and a member of the American Sexual Health Association. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. About Bumble Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, was founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble connects people across dating (Bumble Date), friendship (Bumble For Friends) and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). Bumble is built on the importance of equitable relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, happy life. The app is built with a focus on kindness, respect, and equality – and the community plays an important part in that. Bumble holds its users accountable for their actions and strives to provide them with an experience free from hate, aggression, or bullying. The app is free to download and is widely available in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the web. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

February 09, 2024 11:42 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hammer & Nails Celebrates 2023 Achievements and Unveils Ambitious Plans for 2024 Expansion

Hammer & Nails

Hammer & Nails Grooming for Guys, a leading name in the men's grooming sector, is excited to highlight its significant accomplishments in 2023 and unveil ambitious plans for further expansion in 2024. During the last decade, there’s been a pivotal shift in how self-care for men is prioritized. According to data gathered by market insight company Statista this year, the global male grooming market is estimated to be worth about 115 billion dollars by 2028. Aaron Meyers, CEO of Hammer & Nails, states, "The modern man is craving a place that is just for them. A place that treats them with respect and helps them look and feel their best. They are tired of impersonal take-a-number chop shops. Hammer & Nails addresses this underserved market by offering flexible, budget-friendly membership options while delivering a luxury experience.” In September, Hammer & Nails achieved a significant milestone by opening its second shop in Connecticut. This strategic move placed the brand in the heart of the popular Darien Commons/Noroton Heights area, solidifying its regional presence. Florida also became a focal point for Hammer & Nails with the signing of strategic multi-unit expansion plans. This visionary move aims to establish new Hammer & Nails establishments in key Floridian markets, including Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, showcasing the brand's commitment to growth and excellence. The Lone Star State witnessed the debut of Hammer & Nails in San Antonio, Texas, as well, with the opening of its 29th U.S. location in December 2023. Elsewhere in the state is a significant strategic statewide expansion plan led by seasoned area developer Frank Muller. The plan includes enhancing the brand's presence in all major Texas cities. Rounding out the 2023 openings included new locations in South Reno, Nevada, and Lewis Center, Ohio. These remarkable achievements underscore the robust demand within the men's grooming sector, propelling Hammer & Nails into a rapid expansion phase. With over 70 licenses actively in development and 31 existing thriving locations nationwide, the brand continues to be a trendsetter in the industry. Looking ahead to 2024, Hammer & Nails is poised for further growth. New locations are set to open across the country and the brand expects to double in size again in 2024. Hammer & Nails is recognized for its commitment to excellence by industry publications. It has received recent accolades as a franchise business in the grooming sector by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 and Franchise Business Review's Top 200 Franchises. Hammer & Nails is a distinguished grooming destination dedicated to providing men with an exceptional grooming experience in an upscale environment. With a focus on quality, relaxation, and rejuvenation, Hammer & Nails has become synonymous with luxury in the grooming industry. Visit to learn more. Contact Details Madison Baber +1 210-213-2426 Company Website

February 08, 2024 12:10 PM Eastern Standard Time

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WagerWire Launches First Ever DFS Marketplace with RealTime Fantasy Sports


WagerWire, a marketplace technology and media company servicing sportsbooks and fantasy operators, has made history by launching the first DFS Pickem trading marketplace with fantasy sports operator RealTime Fantasy Sports. The launch makes RealTime Sports the first fantasy platform to offer their players the ability to sell and buy Pickem entries while in progress, including during the actual game, and is available to play in 27 states and the District of Columbia. WagerWire is making waves with this expansion, as its product will now be offered to fantasy operators in addition to its online sports betting clientele. The company was recently recognized for its achievements with a nomination for Best Innovation by the Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association (FSGA). Until now, there have been no options offered to fantasy sports players after placing a pick. The WageWire marketplace creates a way for users to take control of their action to lock in a profit, hedge, or jump in and out of plays while the games are in progress. “The success of our launch with RealTime Fantasy Sports is proof that fantasy players and sports bettors are both searching for this functionality in their gaming experience,” said Zach Doctor, WagerWire CEO. “This implementation is particularly exciting for RT’s users, because it provides a live gaming solution to buy and sell action on the marketplace after pre-match entries and contests close once games begin. This is only the beginning of making every gaming asset tradeable.” “Our players are already obsessed with WagerWire, and so are we. It’s taken our Pickem product to a whole new level,” said Tim Jensen, COO of RealTime Fantasy Sports. Braiden Payne, one of many RT Sports users who have taken to the marketplace during the NFL playoffs agrees: “I am really enjoying the improvements to the RealTime Fantasy Sports experience. If my slips lose right out of the gate, I still have a chance to buy back in.” RealTime Fantasy Sports saw extremely high adoption and engagement in its secondary marketplace powered by WagerWire during the first weekend it was live. Players that use the marketplace are placing more overall action on Pickems, spend increased time on-site to browse for deals and manage listings, and show a higher likelihood of sticking around to play other games and contests. “The WagerWire engineering team is world-class and it was such an easy lift to work with them. We went from signing the Letter of Intent on December 17 to being live for the start of the NFL Playoffs just a few weeks later.” added Tim Jensen, COO of RealTime Fantasy Sports. WagerWire is coming off a rapid release of innovative products, including free-to-play bet trading with Stations’ Casino STN Play App (Red Rock Resorts: $RRR) in Q4 of 2023, in addition to releasing its Bet Value Graph generator to the public in January 2024, which follows on the heels of its heavily visited Bet Value Calculator. The company previously announced a media and technology partnership with Jake Paul and Joey Levy’s challenger platform Betr, and has plans to integrate with both Betr Picks and the highly anticipated Betr OSB in 2024. WagerWire and RealTime Fantasy Sports will also collaborate on original daily content and media around Pickem markets including contests, watch parties, and live entry auctions. About WagerWire WagerWire empowers bettors to take control of their action and treat their bets and fantasy entries as assets that can be bought and sold at any time. WagerWire’s proprietary GLI-33 certified marketplace technology can be directly embedded into sportsbook apps, and also powers the WagerWire app that serves as an aggregated marketplace of bets across partner sportsbooks. WagerWire also has a Media Network that generates engaging daily sports and betting content “By Fans, For Fans.” You can download WagerWire in the Apple App Store and Google Play, and find them @WagerWire on Twitter and LinkedIn, or @WagerWireLive on TikTok and Instagram. WagerWire is dedicated to providing users with a responsible gaming environment. If you think you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, resources are available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER. About Real Time Sports RealTime Fantasy Sports is a leader in the fantasy sports league management and cash games industry, providing some of the top DFS and DFS Pickem contests in the industry. As the home of The Fantasy Championship, RealTime Fantasy Sports has the most innovative fantasy games for many sports, including football, baseball and basketball. RealTime Fantasy Sports is your one-stop shop for all your fantasy needs. Serving fantasy players online since 1996. Contact Details Bailey Irelan Company Website

February 08, 2024 09:01 AM Eastern Standard Time

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First-Ever Risk Retention Group for the Cannabis Industry Launches with CLIC RRG

IMA Financial

Cornerstone Risk Solutions, a subsidiary of IMA Financial Group, today announced the launch of CLIC Risk Retention Group Inc. (CLIC RRG), the first and only risk retention group designed specifically for the unique needs of the burgeoning cannabis industry. The member-owned insurance solution is now available to cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) nationwide. “We are very proud to announce the launch of CLIC Risk Retention Group. We are the first and only insurer in the cannabis space that is owned exclusively by its policyholders,” said Chris Payne, founder of CLIC RRG. “This allows us to offer risk management and profit-sharing opportunities that are unavailable anywhere else in the industry.” The product represents a significant step toward comprehensive insurance solutions tailored to the needs of CRBs across the United States. CLIC members gain access to general liability and product liability coverage from anywhere in the nation, which until now has been out of reach in this high-risk, heavily legislated sector. Tris Felix, Managing Director of Cornerstone Risk Solutions, highlighted the product’s significance: “A member-owned insurance solution is a game-changer for CRB owners whose growth has been historically limited by lack of liability coverage. CLIC RRG owners can build — and benefit from — products that meet the industry’s unique needs, leveling the playing field in a competitive and evolving industry.” As the cannabis industry continues to grow, Cornerstone and CLIC RRG are committed to assessing market responses and potentially introducing additional cannabis industry-specific insurance solutions. “Historically, CLIC RRG coverage lines have been profitable for carriers, yet restricted the policyholders,” said IMA Vice President and Cannabis National Practice Leader Michael Hennessey. “By coming together in a risk retention group, cannabis businesses set their own direction and claim their due benefit.” About Cornerstone Risk Solutions and IMA Financial Group Cornerstone Risk Solutions, a subsidiary of IMA Financial Group, specializes in providing innovative insurance and risk management solutions. IMA Financial Group, a North American insurance brokerage firm, is renowned for its commitment to protecting assets and making a difference in the lives of its clients, associates and communities. About CLIC Risk Retention Group Inc. (CLIC RRG) CLIC Risk Retention Group Inc. (CLIC RRG) is a private insurance company owned by and operated solely for the benefit of participants in the legalized cannabis industry. The company serves businesses and individuals involved in the sale, manufacture, cultivation, transportation and testing of legalized cannabis-based products. The company’s operations are controlled by policyholders who are licensees in the cannabis industry. Contact Details CLIC Risk Retention Group Inc. Chris Payne +1 858-260-9000 IMA Financial Group Sean Hanft +1 203-313-3205 Center Reach Communications Alexandra Campbell Company Website

February 08, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Culinary Institute of America

For the first time in four years, the Culinary Institute of America’s Wine & Beverage Summit —a three-day gathering of the beverage industry’s best and brightest—returns to the CIA at Copia May 5-7. Featuring everything from immersive tastings to in-depth dialogue on the state of wine education, innovative career paths, and increasing both business savvy and financial fluency, the conference will welcome recognized wine experts and rising stars alike. It is ideal for junior and mid-level industry professionals looking to grow their knowledge and advance their careers. “We are thrilled to bring back this incredible event with a focus on professional development,” said Maryam Ahmed, consulting program director. “Attendees can expect a truly enriching experience. Unlike larger conferences where one-way presentations are the focus, this summit was deliberately crafted to be a smaller, more intimate gathering so attendees can interact directly with the presenters and each other during breakout sessions and receptions.” Among the esteemed beverage experts and presenters are: Emily Wines, certified master sommelier, and vice president of wine experience at Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant; Erik Segelbaum, founder and chief vinnovation officer at SOMLYAY, LLC; TJ Douglas, CEO and founder of the Drink Progressively Group; and Andrea Robinson, master sommelier, author, and consultant to Delta Airlines and Norwegian Cruise Line. The conference also serves as one of the residency sites for CIA Wine and Beverage Management master’s degree students, who will attend as part of their program. For more information or to view the full program schedule, visit About The Culinary Institute of America Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate, bachelor’s, and master's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit Contact Details Amanda Secor +1 845-451-1457

February 08, 2024 08:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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