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How Super League Enterprise Is Helping Shape The Future Of Web 3.0 With 3D Engagement

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By Austin DeNoce, Benzinga Immersive experiences are everywhere around us. The lines between reality and virtual reality are blurrier and more valuable with each passing year, and more and more companies are diving into the digital world headfirst. Super League Enterprise (NASDAQ: SLE) is one of those companies as a leader in crafting engaging virtual experiences. The company leverages its substantial user base to forge connections between global brands and the Web 3.0 and gaming community by harnessing the power of immersive technologies to captivate and connect with a generation that increasingly can only be found in a digital world. The buzz around creating immersive online experiences may be lost on older generations that have been relatively slower entering new digital frontiers, but younger generations have fully embraced 3D engagement. Super League Enterprise’s Immersive Media Expansion The pioneer in immersive web activations and user engagement today boasts over a billion monthly impressions and over 120 million active players. The company’s mission is to help brands embrace 3D engagement as a fundamental component of Web 3.0, which it believes is the inevitable way digital advertising dollars will be directed in the future for deeper engagement with new audiences. During 2023, the company was a leader in building immersive 3D experiences across major digital platforms, including Roblox (NASDAQ: RBLX), Minecraft which is owned by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Fortnite, Sandbox and Decentraland. The company's strategy focuses on helping brands connect with large audiences in those established 3D environments. Its creator-friendly tools also help transform owned web domains through custom 3D experiences. Tools For 3D Engagement As brands shift digital advertising to make Web 3.0 connections with Generation Z and Alpha, Super League provides creators with a content development platform packed with enough proprietary IP to be an end-to-end operating system for the 3D Web. Super League reports that last year turned out to be a year of strong momentum for the company, highlighted by accelerated growth, streamlined operations and the largest contract in the company’s history – leading to record annual revenues of approximately $25 million. This highlights their growing role in the metaverse and digital engagement strategies. The company has partnered with brands like Barbie from Mattel Inc. (NYSE: MAT), Patrick Star (NASDAQ: PARA) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) to connect brands with gaming communities through immersive experiences. Heading into 2024, the company reports more global brands are navigating into Web 3.0 with a planned ramp-up of ad spending in the nascent marketing channel. “Super League is uniquely positioned to be the omni-channel solution for 3D engagement in the arena where brands in the near future will likely spend the majority of their digital advertising,” said Ann Hand, CEO of Super League. “Our capabilities as a platform for short-term advertising campaigns are evolving and our deals are getting much larger as customers discover the value in deeply immersive experiences that deliver revenues that are more recurring and forecastable.” As an example, Super League in 2023 launched the Hamilton Simulator, a Web 3.0 experience that attracted an audience of 6.5 billion for an interactive discovery of the epic Broadway saga’s groundbreaking music. The company reports that the experience went viral with over 1 million visits in the first two weeks, surpassing the top session time of Roblox experiences at an average of 21 minutes. Pioneering Immersive Media The landscape of media is quickly changing, forcing brands and creators to adopt new strategies to engage with a younger audience that increasingly socializes online. Industry giants like Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META) have already begun making investments in immersive experiences, and as the shift into the digital world increases with innovations in the metaverse or other similar technologies, immersive media is becoming critical for brands seeking to capture the attention of the next generation. Super League believes it is on track to be a gold standard for creating multi-layered, persistent 3D Web solutions in a market it expects will reach $56 billion this year. The company has pioneered immersive activations and player engagement for close to a decade simply responding to the demand for a scalable, integrated publishing platform for immersive web experiences. Platforms to help brands leverage their IP in new and creative ways constitute a growing sector of the media industry. In this new landscape, Super League's approach is clear: equip brands with the knowledge and tools to create engaging digital experiences that drive higher audience engagement and more effective advertising campaigns. Super League Is Upping Its Game Last year, the company integrated generative AI technologies into its creative process tools for significant improvements in content development, color inspiration, image adjustments, audio generation and script refinement. It was an evolution for the company’s already robust content visualization and production solutions capabilities that it believes increases internal efficiencies and opportunities for continued, sustained new business and revenue growth. Super League Enterprise is capitalizing on the shift toward immersive digital environments. In 2023, it reduced its operating costs by 33% while serving some 100 brands and IP owners to successfully raise gross proceeds of $24.8 million and secure $4 million in accounts receivable. It last announced preliminary revenue for the fourth quarter that showed it grew 32% year over year to a company record of approximately $9.4 million. With additional cash from recently secured financings, it’s confident it is now more than ever in a position to drive significant revenue growth leading to profitability. The company's proprietary creator tools and vertically integrated publishing engine could position it as a promising player in the transition to a more interactive and immersive online world. Ultimately, Super League's growing list of partnerships and commitment to innovation in connecting brands with Web 3.0 and gaming communities highlight their strategic approach to audience engagement and advertising in the new dawn of immersive media. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

January 26, 2024 08:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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1TourismWorld 2024: Charting the Future of Global Tourism & Hospitality

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1TourismWorld, the premier global platform for tourism and hospitality innovation, is excited to announce its 2024 Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference. Scheduled to take place virtually from February 12th to 16th, this event promises to be an unparalleled gathering of industry leaders, experts, and visionaries. The 2024 conference will cover a wide range of topics crucial to the future of tourism and hospitality. Each day is dedicated to a different theme, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the industry: - Day 1: Focus on hotels, restaurants, travel management, and innovative trends in hospitality. - Day 2: Delve into the evolving world of cruise travel, including innovations in cruise ship technology and design. - Day 3: Explore the latest in airlines and aircraft technologies, highlighting industry trends and safety protocols. - Day 4: Discover advancements in yachting, including design trends and sustainability in luxury yachting. - Day 5: Discuss the future of travel management, destination insights, and sustainable practices in tourism. Keynote speakers include industry leaders like: · Chip Rogers, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association, on “The State of the Hotel Industry” · Dimitris Manikis, President & Managing Director EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts sharing "Global Perspectives in Tourism and Hospitality" · Stuart Greif, EVP - Strategy & Innovation, Forbes Travel Guide on the topic "Exploring Horizons: Consumer Travel Trends and Destinations" · Judy Chen, Vice President of Development - Dream Hotels, Hyatt Hotels Corporation on the topic: “The Dynamic Evolution of Lifestyle Hotels and Private Members' Clubs” · Lisa Bauer, President & CEO, Starboard Cruise Services, “Curating Unforgettable Journeys: How Teams at Sea Make the Difference” · Annette Cardenas, President, Skål International on “Building Bridges” The business and entrepreneurial leaders presenting will provide valuable insights into various aspects of the industry, from the evolution of luxury all-inclusive hotels to the dynamics of short-term rental markets. The 2024 1TourismWorld Conference is a must-attend event for professionals seeking to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving world of tourism and hospitality. It offers a unique opportunity to engage with global trends, network with peers, and gain insights from the industry's best. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit: https://1businessworld.com/1tourismworld-conference/ All news and content distribution in partnership with News Direct. About 1TourismWorld: 1TourismWorld is a leading global platform dedicated to advancing the tourism and hospitality industry. Through its annual conference and other initiatives, 1TourismWorld brings together industry stakeholders to share knowledge, foster innovation, and drive the industry forward. About 1BusinessWorld 1BusinessWorld is a global business ecosystem, network and marketplace that provides entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals with the information, tools, resources and connectivity needed to succeed throughout their company’s growth journey, toward a better business world. Our vision is based on the reality that we live, work and do business in one global interconnected business environment, and hence our motto: “One World, One Business World”. Our mission is to encourage and support global communication and collaboration among entrepreneurs, professionals, and businesses. 1BusinessWorld Contact Details 1BusinessWorld Media Enquiries +1 212-220-6677 info@1businessworld.com Company Website https://1businessworld.com

January 25, 2024 06:39 PM Eastern Standard Time

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American Paper Plate Coalition Petitions for Relief from Unfairly Traded Imports from China, Thailand, and Vietnam

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The American Paper Plate Coalition (“APPC”), representing the majority of American paper plate production, today petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) to investigate unfairly priced and subsidized paper plate imports from China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions detail unfair trade practices to sell paper plates at less than fair value and allege dumping margins up to 279%, as well as numerous subsidies. The petitions detail the injury suffered by the U.S. industry and its workers, and request relief in the form of special duties on all associated imports to offset unfair pricing and unfair subsidies. “Imports from these countries have used dumped prices and subsidies to continue to grow in the U.S. market at the expense of American producers and workers,” said Bill Biggins, President and Co-owner of APPC member Aspen Products, Inc. “Over the past three years, unfairly priced and subsidized imports have harmed American producers and taken jobs away from hard-working Americans.” The cases filed today cover all types of plates produced from any type of paper, regardless of color, decoration, shape and size. “American producers can compete with anyone in the world, as long as we’re all playing by the same rules,” said Robert Epstein, President and CEO of APPC member AJM Packaging Corporation. “Fortunately, our country’s trade laws are set up to support fair trade. On behalf of our employees, customers, and colleagues, we look forward to seeing those laws enforced and those who violate our laws held accountable.” The next steps in these investigations will be the initiation of Commerce antidumping and countervailing duty investigations by February 14, 2024, and a preliminary ITC determination by March 11, 2024. About the American Paper Plate Coalition The American Paper Plate Coalition, representing the leading U.S. producers of paper plates, is comprised of AJM Packaging Corporation of Bloomfield Hills, MI; Aspen Products, Inc. of Kansas City, MO; Dart Container Corporation of Mason, MI; Hoffmaster Group, Inc. of Oshkosh, WI; Huhtamaki, Inc., of De Soto, KS; and Unique Industries, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit https://www.ajmpack.com/, https://www.aspenpro.com/, https://www.dartcontainer.com/, https://www.hoffmaster.com/, https://www.huhtamaki.com/en-us/north-america/, and https://www.favors.com/ The American Paper Plate Coalition is represented by Adam H. Gordon of The Bristol Group PLLC, a Washington, DC international trade law firm committed to defending American industry, agriculture, and manufacturing jobs. Contact Details EAH Strategies Elizabeth Posthumus +1 202-445-9858 elizabeth@eahstrategiesllc.com

January 25, 2024 01:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Longing for a tropical getaway? Travel This Winter and Spring to America’s Caribbean Paradise, The United States Virgin Islands

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If you are longing for a tropical getaway, the U.S. Virgin Islands is home to some of the world's most stunning beaches and luxurious resorts. Recently, the U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism, Joseph Boschulte conducted a satellite media tour to share tips on how to best experience the U.S. Virgin Islands. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/K3EZnYGhDX4 About 40 miles east of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands comprise a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. The three main islands are St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, where the capital of Charlotte Amalie is located. Perfect for leisure or business travel, the U.S. Virgin Islands features breathtaking, world-renowned beaches, an international marine industry, European architecture, and a burgeoning restaurant industry. No passports are required from U.S. citizens traveling from the U.S. mainland or Puerto Rico. U.S. Virgin Islands Marks Impressive Year-End Achievements and Sets Ambitious Goals For 2024 The U.S. Virgin Islands celebrated the end of 2023 with remarkable achievements and a vision for an even brighter future in 2024. Under the leadership of Joseph Boschulte, Commissioner of the Department of Tourism, the territory has made significant strides in several key areas. In a year-over-year comparison, the U.S. Virgin Islands has continued to see robust revenue from the shared economy industry, reaching an impressive $343.4 million in 2023, a slight reduction from the record-setting figure of $360.53 million in the previous year. The hotel occupancy rate stands at a commendable 61.8% Hotel bookings within the territory also outpace the regional average daily rate (ADR) with a rate of $463.23, compared to $318.81 regionally. Additionally, the territory’s Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) continues to soar above regional standards. The U.S. Virgin Islands played a prominent role in the Caribbean's double-digit growth in tourism, with international arrivals projected to witness a remarkable 39% increase above 2019 levels in the fourth quarter of 2023. Also, extended stay visitors have seen a significant 25% rise. While 2022 presented some challenges due to cross-industry constraints, including pilot and airplane shortages, the end-of-2023 projections for 2024 remain positive. Seat capacity has increased from the continental U.S. to 23% in St. Croix and 21% in St. Thomas, largely due to the strategy of maintaining strong relations with major carriers. The Department of Tourism has expanded its strategic marketing efforts leading the way for the region into sports marketing garnering partnerships with renowned sports teams and entities, including the Boston Red Sox, New York Jets, Chicago Cubs, and Klutch Sports Group. Additionally, in the sports space the department has established ambassadorships with athletes who have familial ties to the territory including WNBA standout Aliyah Boston, Brooklyn Nets player Nic Claxton, Professional Golfer Alex Swain, and collegiate basketball standout Mervin James at Rider University. Looking ahead to 2024, the U.S. Virgin Islands will continue to strengthen its presence in the sports and entertainment arenas, as well as continue to build out cultural correlation with the Caribbean diaspora. The past year also marked successful elevation of the territory’s three Carnival celebrations featuring more revelers on each island and expansion of the Village Nights that spotlighted local talent including Pressure, Adam O, Star Martin and Karnage, international and Caribbean performers Davido, Machel Montano, Kes, Shenseea Koffee, Dexta Daps, Alison Hinds, Patrice Roberts and more. Carnival’s success has opened the territory to opportunities for cultural exchanges with other islands in the region and African countries. For the coming year, the U.S. Virgin Islands will increase concentrate on: · Airlift: Engage in ongoing conversations with airline executives to increase airlift from the U.S. mainland for winter 2024-25. Restoration of international negotiations with airlines in Denmark, Italy, and Canada is a priority. Our focus is on adding flights to St. Croix from the United States, Canada, and Europe. · Cruise: The partnership with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) will help us to increase cruise calls, create new experiences, collaborate with the local private sector, and generate employment opportunities. Cruise passenger projections indicate a 13% rise for 2024, with nearly 200,000 new passengers expected. · Marine: Strengthen partnerships with marine stakeholders, expand marine experiences, and attract businesses to set up headquarters in the USVI. Collaboration with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) on marine initiatives and working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security to support increased marine development are key goals. We are excited to launch the Virgin Islands Boating Expo (VIBE) in 2024. · Film: The USVI aims to attract film production with its stunning landscapes and unique locations. For more information about the U.S. Virgin Islands and its offerings, please visit https://www.visitusvi.com/. BIO: JOSEPH BOSCHULTE Joseph Boschulte is the Commissioner for the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. Commissioner Boschulte brings over 30 years of experience in business, finance, and government to the tourism department. The Commissioner has held high-level positions in transportation, utilities, telecommunications, finance, government development and investment banking with a proven track record of improving organizational performance and growth. Boschulte formerly served as President and CEO of The West Indian Company Limited (WICO), Chief Financial Officer of both the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, the Government of the Virgin Islands Employees’ Retirement System, and chaired the VI Public Services Commission. Additionally, Boschulte serves as the former Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), Executive Director for UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts, Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance with Wachovia Securities in Atlanta, and Vice President of Banc of America Securities in Charlotte and New York City. Currently, Boschulte serves as the Chairman for the Board of Directors of The West Indian Company Limited (WICO) and sits on the board for the Virgin Islands Port Authority. He is also a member of the US Travel Association. Commissioner Boschulte earned his MBA from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. A family man first, Commissioner Boschulte is a husband to his wife Aisha, and proud parents of children Jaeden and Janae. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 25, 2024 11:44 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Shifters Collection: Digital Art Phenomenon Sold Out for $45 Million in Just 90 Days

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In a remarkable fusion of technology and art, the Shifters collection has created a significant buzz in the digital art world. This unique collection, which sold out at theshifters.io, offers an intriguing blend of history and futuristic concepts, encapsulating the essence of its four distinctive factions: Vortex, Magnitude, Velocity, and Pentagon. Brainchild of renowned digital artist Doctor Troller, the Shifters collection is a fascinating mix of folklore and modern technology. It narrates the story of ancient 40-foot-tall metal knights, originally created by the Kings of England as a defence mechanism. Rediscovered and revamped by the Soviet Union under Operation Shifter, these knights were transformed into technologically advanced beings, each faction embodying unique characteristics and capabilities. This innovative collection has resonated strongly with art enthusiasts, leading to its entire collection selling out for an astounding $45 million over a span of 90 days. Each Shifter, whether it be the tank-tracked Vortex, the helicopter-rotored Magnitude, the jet-propelled Velocity, or the multi-faceted Pentagon, has captivated audiences worldwide. Following this ground-breaking success, anticipation is intensifying for Doctor Troller’s upcoming collection, "Break Through", available at doctortroller.com. This new collection is expected to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, with investors and art aficionados eagerly waiting. A limited series of 10 pieces, priced at $1 million each, will be exclusively available later this year. Doctor Troller's unique approach and style in the digital art landscape have drawn comparisons to some of the most iconic figures in contemporary art. His innovative Shifters collection, much like Banksy's provocative and politically charged street art, is reshaping the way digital art is perceived and valued. Additionally, the essence of his work echoes the styles of other celebrated artists like Shepard Fairey, known for his impactful "Obey" campaign and the Barack Obama "Hope" poster, and Damien Hirst, famous for his daring and often controversial pieces. These comparisons highlight Doctor Troller's growing influence and the significant role he plays in the evolving narrative of modern art. His work is characterised by a blend of mystery and a sharp commentary on modern society. This similarity has not gone unnoticed in the art community, with many drawing parallels between the artists' ability to captivate audiences and provoke thought through their art. Adding to the excitement and success of his Shoreditch Gallery in London, which opened late last year, Doctor Troller is launching The Doctor Troller Gallery, set to open in February, a testament to the growing interest and value in digital art collections. This expansion includes the opening of a second gallery in New York, further establishing Doctor Troller's presence in the international art scene. For those interested in the "Break Through" collection, a limited series of 10 pieces, priced at $1 million each, will be available. These exclusive pieces will be signed by Doctor Troller and come with a certificate of authenticity, making them a valuable addition to any investor’s collection. Early investors looking to be a part of this exciting new venture are encouraged to show their interest via the Contact Us page on doctortroller.com. The platform provides a seamless way for enthusiasts to stay updated and involved in the evolving world of digital art created by Doctor Troller. For more information about the Shifters collection, please visit theshifters.io, and for the upcoming "Break Through" series, visit doctortroller.com. Contact Details Doctor Troller Doctor Troller +44 333 355 3548 art@doctortroller.com Company Website https://www.doctortroller.com/

January 24, 2024 10:59 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Centre for Neuro Skills Announces New General Counsel

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Bakersfield, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2024) Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a leader in traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation services, today announced the appointment of Jamie Mason, J.D., as general counsel. “Jamie has extensive in-house counsel experience and a strong background in healthcare,” says Nicholas Ashley, chief governance officer of Centre for Neuro Skills. “She is a fast learner and quickly integrated herself with the team. We are fortunate to have her in the company to keep us moving forward.” Mason joined CNS as assistant general counsel in March 2023. As general counsel, she will oversee all aspects of the organization’s legal, risk management and regulatory performance efforts. Mason will provide oversight across all seven CNS clinics throughout California and Texas. Mason received her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School and has more than 10 years of experience as a trial attorney, primarily representing hospitals, medical groups, physicians and attorneys. The CNS Bakersfield clinic is the company’s flagship location, established in 1980. CNS has two other clinics across California in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as four Texas clinics in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Austin. Through inpatient, outpatient, day treatment and residential rehabilitation programs, CNS’ facilities provide tailored neurorehabilitation therapy to patients. “Centre for Neuro Skills is not only an industry leader in post-acute neurorehabilitation services but also a pioneer in healthcare with unmatched passion, innovation and growth,” said Mason. “It is an honor and privilege to serve as general counsel for CNS, and contribute to making a positive impact on our patients’ lives.” *** About Centre for Neuro Skills Centre for Neuro Skills is an experienced and respected world leader in providing intensive rehabilitation and medical programs for those recovering from all types of brain injury. CNS covers a full spectrum of advanced care from residential and assisted living to outpatient/day treatment. Founded by Dr. Mark Ashley in 1980, CNS has seven locations in California and Texas. For more information about Centre for Neuro Skills, visit: www.neuroskills.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. Media, please note: Visual assets, including photos, are available. To request an interview with CNS leadership or clinical staff, please contact Robin Carr at 415.766.0927 or CNS@landispr.com. # # # Contact Details Robin Carr +1 415-766-0927 cns@landispr.com Company Website https://www.neuroskills.com/

January 24, 2024 07:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Announcing the 2024 Global Tourism Conference by 1TourismWorld: A Convergence of Tourism Leaders and Innovators

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1TourismWorld proudly announces its much-anticipated event of the year, the 2024 Global Tourism Conference. This event, set to unfold from February 12th to 16th, 2024, promises to be a landmark gathering, bringing together the world's most influential leaders and innovators in the tourism and hospitality sectors. The 1TourismWorld | 2024 Global Tourism Conference is more than just a meeting of minds; it is a comprehensive, multi-day event designed to explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the global tourism and hospitality industries. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and the evolving landscape of travel and hospitality, this conference is set to be an invaluable platform for learning, networking, and fostering growth in the global tourism market. Featured Speakers and Sessions include: · Chip Rogers, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association · Dimitris Manikis, President & Managing Director EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts sharing "Global Perspectives in Tourism and Hospitality" · Stuart Greif, EVP - Strategy & Innovation, Forbes Travel Guide on the topic "Exploring Horizons: Consumer Travel Trends and Destinations" · Judy Chen, Vice President of Development - Dream Hotels, Hyatt Hotels Corporation on the topic: “The Dynamic Evolution of Lifestyle Hotels and Private Members' Clubs” · Lisa Bauer, President & CEO, Starboard Cruise Services, “Curating Unforgettable Journeys: How Teams at Sea Make the Difference” This event is not only a platform for industry insights but also an opportunity for attendees to engage directly with thought leaders and influencers. From panel discussions and keynote speeches to interactive workshops and networking sessions, the conference is designed to inspire and empower professionals across the tourism and hospitality sectors. "We are thrilled to host an array of esteemed speakers and industry leaders at the 2024 Global Tourism Conference. Their insights and expertise are invaluable in navigating the current and future landscapes of tourism and hospitality," said Stelios Hatzakis, CEO of 1BusinessWorld. Registration for the 2024 Global Tourism Conference is now open. We invite professionals from across the industry – from hoteliers and restaurateurs to travel managers and innovators – to join us in this extraordinary event. Together, we will shape the future of global tourism and hospitality. For more information and to register, please visit https://1businessworld.com/1tourismworld-conference/ All news and content distribution in partnership with News Direct. About 1BusinessWorld 1BusinessWorld is a global business ecosystem, network and marketplace that provides entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals with the information, tools, resources and connectivity needed to succeed throughout their company’s growth journey, toward a better business world. Our vision is based on the reality that we live, work and do business in one global interconnected business environment, and hence our motto: “One World, One Business World”. Our mission is to encourage and support global communication and collaboration among entrepreneurs, professionals, and businesses. 1BusinessWorld Contact Details 1BusinessWorld Media Enquiries +1 212-220-6677 info@1businessworld.com Company Website https://1businessworld.com

January 23, 2024 06:21 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Graton Resort & Casino’s New Restaurant Bistro 101 Opens January 23rd

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Graton Resort & Casino, today announced the debut of Bistro 101, a new restaurant with a wine country inspired menu by Chef John Trunk. Bistro 101 will feature elevated American casual cuisine and is set to open on Tuesday, January 23 rd. “Bistro 101 is a great addition to our diverse family of restaurants,” said Mario Maesano, chief marketing officer of Graton Resort & Casino. “Chef John Trunk has long been recognized as one of the top chefs in Sonoma County, and together with our vice president of food and beverage William Becker, the team has come up with a menu sure to please all our guests in a beautiful and comfortable atmosphere. We’re excited to showcase their culinary vision.” Bistro 101 The concept and theme of Bistro 101 is described by Chef Trunk as “locally sourced, well prepared comfort foods served in a welcoming space that will become a destination for social interaction, music and live entertainment.” The restaurant will open to guests on January 23rd and the themed cocktail areas will debut in Spring 2024. Local suppliers to Bistro 101 include Sebastopol Microgreens, Mary’s Chicken (Santa Rosa), and Parliament Brewery (Rohnert Park). Bistro 101’s menu will focus on American Brasserie meets Wine Country casual fare, and the menu is available online. “American Brasserie” is a nod to the French association with the word Bistro and the Americana interpretation of that style of food. “Wine Country Casual” is an acknowledgment of Bistro 101’s approachable nature, location, and enhanced food and service standards. Bistro 101 will be open every day from 7:00 AM - 12:00AM featuring both breakfast and lunch/dinner menus. Sample menu items available at Bistro 101 Sonoma County Coast Creamy Clam Chowder Griddled Bao Buns with San Giacamo Prosciutto. A “dirty fries” assortment Wagyu Short Rib Melt sandwich. Bistro Burger Bar including double smash and vegan black bean burgers. Craft cocktails/craft beers/local wines. About Chef John Trunk Trunk is a second-generation chef originally from Poughkeepsie, NY. He graduated with honors from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 2002. After graduating, he worked in New York City as a sous chef, private chef and caterer. Trunk moved to Sonoma County in 2007, where he was the opening sous chef of The West County Grill in Sebastopol, headed up by Chef Jonathan Waxman. He then worked as a restaurant chef for Chef Cindy Pawlcyn in Napa Valley for five years and was also the chef of the Pullman Kitchen in Santa Rosa, before joining the Graton food & beverage team in 2019. Media Please Note: Media are invited to experience the new menu and meet the team. Please contact graton@landispr.com for more information on the media preview. About Graton Resort & Casino Located in Sonoma County, Graton Resort & Casino has a commanding presence among the rolling hills of Northern California's wine country. Owned and operated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Graton Resort & Casino features table games, the latest slot machines, upscale and casual dining, plus entertainment options for visitors and locals alike. For more information, please visit www.gratonresortcasino.com. # # # Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Brianne Miller +1 415-766-0887 graton@landispr.com Company Website https://www.gratonresortcasino.com/

January 23, 2024 08:39 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Ripken Baseball® Expands Partnership with Glossy Finish, Brings Award-Winning Photography to Cooperstown All Star Village™

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Ripken Baseball®, the leader in youth sports experiences, has named the award-winning photography company Glossy Finish the official and exclusive photographer for Cooperstown All Star Village™. As a youth baseball resort destination for 12U teams worldwide, Cooperstown All Star Village will offer families high-quality photography through a dedicated team of Glossy Finish photographers starting in 2024. "Glossy Finish's dedication to excellence in sports photography perfectly complements our mission to create extraordinary youth baseball experiences," said Rick Abbott, CEO of Cooperstown All Star Village. “Cooperstown All Star Village is a rite of passage for any youth baseball player, and capturing those memories is a high priority for our parents, coaches, and players." Glossy Finish has been operating at other Ripken Baseball facilities nationwide since 2014 and will now play an integral role by capturing memorable moments at Cooperstown All Star Village. Glossy Finish will set up and operate a photo store, studio, and onsite production area so guests can take home their memories. "We are honored and excited to solidify our role as the official and exclusive photographer of Cooperstown All Star Village," said Haim Ariav, Founder & CEO at Glossy Finish. "This partnership further underlines our commitment to preserving the spirit and passion of youth baseball through outstanding photography. We look forward to working with Ripken Baseball to make every moment at Cooperstown All Star Village truly unforgettable." The partnership will also provide job opportunities for photographers, graphics, and sales people in the Cooperstown area. Interested candidates can apply at glossyfinish.com/work-with-us Additionally, a custom webpage at glossyfinish.com/cooperstown has been created to offer more information about the photography service and packages available. About Glossy Finish Glossy Finish is an award-winning photography company specializing in capturing moments and creating memories of youth sports. With a staff of skilled photographers, graphic designers, and state-of-the-art equipment, Glossy Finish is dedicated to creating lasting keepsakes through the art of photography. Learn more at glossyfinish.com. About Cooperstown All Star Village Cooperstown All Star Village™ is a world-class youth baseball experience and family resort located in the birthplace of baseball. In addition to major league-style baseball fields and amenities, Cooperstown All Star Village offers onsite lodging for the whole family, full-service dining, heated swimming pools, and entertainment. As of 2023, the facilities at Cooperstown All Star Village are part of the Ripken Baseball family of complexes. Learn more at cooperstown.com. About Ripken Baseball Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big League Experiences while teaching children how to play sports the right way – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art facilities – The Ripken Experience ® Aberdeen Powered by Under Armour® (Maryland), The Ripken Experience ® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), The Ripken Experience ® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), The Ripken Experience ® Elizabethtown (Kentucky), Sports Force Parks™ at Cedar Point Sports Center (Ohio), and Cooperstown All Star Village (New York). Ripken Baseball also develops and trains athletes through the acquisition of Baseball Factory™ and Softball Factory™. Learn more at ripkenbaseball.com. Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.glossyfinish.com/cooperstown/

January 23, 2024 10:40 AM Eastern Standard Time

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