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Shareholder to Address Censorship Policies at Alphabet, Amazon, and Meta

National Legal & Policy Center

Following the exposure by the “Twitter Files” reports that revealed the extent to which malicious government agencies colluded with Big Tech to censor content, a shareholder in three Silicon Valley corporations will present proposals in the coming weeks to address their suppression of speech. National Legal and Policy Center – which owns stock in Amazon, Alphabet (parent of Google and YouTube) and Meta (parent of Facebook) – will sponsor proposals at each company that request transparency about requests they have received from U.S. government officials to “take down” content from their platforms. Amazon’s annual meeting is on Wednesday, May 24; Meta’s is on May 31, and Alphabet’s is on June 2. “As we’ve learned since Elon Musk took over Twitter, there is an epidemic of unconstitutional government censorship of speech in our country, and Big Tech has welcomed the opportunities to be their enforcers,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project, who will present the proposals at the companies’ respective meetings. “It is vital, as public companies, that Alphabet, Amazon and Meta act in the country’s interest and disclose who in the federal government is making these improper – and most of them probably illegal – requests, and divulge what they have asked to be removed from their platforms.” The Amazon and Meta proposals seek an itemization of the requests the companies have received from federal government. The Alphabet proposal asks for a report about the extent its censorship policies and practices have on the fiduciary health of the company. The text of NLPC’s proposal for a “Risk Audit on Content Censorship” for Alphabet’s 2023 annual meeting follows: RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Alphabet Inc. (“Company”) issue a report at reasonable cost – omitting proprietary or legally privileged information – reviewing the vulnerabilities of its enforcement of Google’s and YouTube’s Terms of Service related to content policies, and assessing the risks posed by content management controversies related to issues such as election interference, freedom of expression, and inequitable application of policies, and how they affect the Company’s finances, operations, and reputation. SUPPORTING STATEMENT: Evidence has accumulated over many years that show Alphabet Inc.’s platforms discriminate against disfavored speech, interfered in elections, and is undeniably prejudiced. Major examples include: In leaked Company emails, employees discussed using “ephemeral experiences” to change users’ views. Back in 2016, the Company’s chief financial officer said, “we will use the great strength and resources and reach we have” to advance Google’s values. Consequentially, senior research psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein found that – based on 1.5 million search experiences his team aggregated in 2020 – that the Company’s manipulations could have shifted up to six million votes to Joe Biden. A study of voter outreach by 2020 political candidates, conducted by North Carolina State University’s Department of Computer Science, found that Google’s Gmail “marked 59.3% more emails from [conservative] candidates as spam compared to the [progressive] candidates.” The Republican National Committee claimed that Gmail sent more than 22 million of its emails to spam during a critical fundraising period in the 2022 election cycle. The Company has incurred a lawsuit and a complaint to the Federal Elections Commission due to the alleged suppression. A Media Research Center analysis of the most tightly contested 2022 U.S. Senate races found that ten of 12 Republican candidates’ campaign websites (83%) appeared far lower (or did not appear at all) on page one of Google’s organic search results, compared to their Senate Democratic Party opponents’ campaign websites. In addition to the above examples, the Company is the target of a credible, major lawsuit by the states of Missouri and Louisiana, based on extensive evidence that the Company violated users’ First Amendment rights. Shareholders need to know whether the Company is engaged in unconstitutional censorship, and whether the Company exercises its content moderation in violation of its Terms of Service, opening the Company to liability claims by victims. Shareholders also need to know whether the Company is failing to disclose these potential liabilities as material risks in its public filings. There is currently no single source providing shareholders the information sought by this resolution. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or Please visit Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 Company Website

May 22, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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From Jam Session to Record Contract: Meet “BANDED”, America’s Newest Music Competition Series


Are you ready to discover the next big music super band? “BANDED” is a first-of-its-kind music competition series that takes you behind the scenes of the music industry and lets you witness the birth of the next big music band. Recently, Brandon Jenner, Host of “BANDED”, and Mark Schulman, “BANDED” Judge conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the show. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: AXS TV —a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc. —puts the spotlight on rising stars from across the country in the all-new original music competition BANDED, an innovative series that redefines the traditional “build-a-band” concept and showcases exceptional up-and-coming artists who can play, write, and sing. BANDED episodes will premiere every Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. on AXS TV. The series also will roll out weekly across all AXS TV digital channels. BANDED is hosted by musician and television personality Brandon Jenner, with recording artist and American Idol finalist Didi Benami as co-host. In the series premiere, 25 contenders were placed into five brand new multi-genre bands under the tutelage of GRAMMY®-winning and -nominated songwriters, producers, and artists such as Songwriters Hall of Fame honoree Wendy Starland, credited with discovering and developing Lady Gaga; as well as Paul Ebersold, Steve Diamond, Justin Wilson, and Dave Pahanish. Each week will feature a roster of legendary mentors and guest judges from across the music spectrum, such as Metal icons Vince Neil and Kip Winger; chart-topping Country star Steve Azar; Vans Warped Tour mastermind Kevin Lyman; and world-class rock ‘n roll drummer Mark Schulman, among many others. The inaugural season presents eight all-new episodes, with six hour-long episodes bookended by the 90-minute season premiere and season finale. A special video podcast will accompany each episode, as BANDED contestants, and stars breakdown all the latest happenings from the show. “We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with AXS TV in launching the inaugural season of BANDED,” said Nico Albano, Executive Producer of the series. “AXS TV’s national and digital platforms are incredibly robust, giving viewers multiple ways to conveniently enjoy our content. We hope that this will be the beginning of a long-lasting relationship between AXS TV and BANDED, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we move forward into the future.” “ BANDED is the perfect complement to our growing lineup of all-new original music-themed programming, putting a fresh spin on the standard music competition format that brings viewers into the fascinating creative process that each band undertakes,” said Katie Daryl, AXS TV’s Vice President of Programming. “We have some truly talented competitors and world-class mentors onboard, and we cannot wait to share all of this and more with our audience when BANDED premieres on AXS TV’s platforms next month.” GameTV will be the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of BANDED. The series will air every Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on GameTV, beginning July 8. “We are excited to be the exclusive home in Canada, and look forward to premiering it this summer,” said Maria Donatelli, Director of Programming for GameTV. Series sponsors include Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown, Verijet, Colgate Optic White, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Bulova/Citizen, PRS Guitars, Roland, Gretsch, Zildjian, DW, Fender, and Remo. For more information, please visit Show Teaser About BANDED BANDED, produced by Shadow Entertainment Group, is the first music reality competition show that focuses on the musical talents of the contestants. It aims to give viewers an inside look into the real artistry of creating music. Leveraging highly successful mentors and judges, BANDED will take viewers behind the scenes to witness magic in the making. For more information about the show visit About AXS TV AXS TV is a leading multi-platform music and entertainment digital platform and television company owned and operated by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc. AXS TV’s broad library offers content headlined by concerts and music-inspired programming, world-class professional wrestling and MMA. AXS TV’s signature programs include The Top Ten Revealed, The Very VERY Best of the 80s, and Parking Lot Payday. The channel also is the home of IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Invicta Fighting Championships. AXS TV is available nationally in the United States, and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. Additionally, AXS TV’s digital programming can be enjoyed on several different platforms including the AXS.TV website and the Network’s app AXS TV NOW, and FAST Channel, as well as on the Network’s official YouTube channel, Facebook and Instagram pages, Twitter and TikTok profiles. For a full list of providers and territories, please visit About GameTV GameTV is Canada’s leading destination for game shows and entertainment, powered by a rich programming lineup that boasts both classic and modern game shows as well as a wide selection of reality-based series, back-to-back nightly movies, documentaries and more. Game TV is the home of the most recognizable game shows and is the exclusive broadcaster of the UK produced series The Masked Dancer and The Masked Singer. GameTV is available nationally on Bell, Cogeco, Telus, Rogers, Shaw and Videotron, among others. For more information about the network, visit Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

May 19, 2023 02:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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UAT Group Reached Agreement with Strategic Capital Partner

Umbra Applied Technologies Group, Inc.

Umbra Applied Technologies Group, Inc. (OTC: UATG) announced today that it has reached an agreement with a strategic capital partner to support the growth of its subsidiary Ossifix Orthopedics. The private equity firm specializes in the medical field. The firm’s focus provides strategic growth capital and works with existing management to increase sales, benefiting both its own investors and value for all Ossifix shareholders. As part of the agreement, the new partner will become a nine percent stakeholder in Ossifix Orthopedics and will provide up to $2 million in funding capital. The firm will also provide additional value such as its investors and relationships to include an extensive portfolio of surgeons, medical facilities and knowledgebase, which will be utilized to further expand marketing and sales for Ossifix. Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Crom stated, “Although this reduces our ownership in Ossifix it dramatically increases Ossifx capability to move forward without any dilution to UATG’s shareholders. This Ossix transaction illustrates the creative ways UATG can fund its subsidiaries without diluting its current UATG shareholders. This type of funding is complex and time-consuming but illustrates Ossifix’s intrinsic value is now being recognized by others.”. This announcement on Friday came amid growing optimism among the Company’s executives that the traction the UAT Group conglomerate has gained in the first half of the year will exceed its expectations for the year; positioning it for a remarkable year. The investment into Ossifix contributes to the Company's consolidated growth initiatives which include augmenting existing product offerings and service capabilities of its subsidiaries as well as positioning infrastructure resources in support of planned expansion. UAT Group Chairman, Alex Umbra commented, “As always, UAT Group stands ready to support each of our subsidiaries, in any way necessary, as we capitalize on the values we create together. This new relationship will not only provide strategic capital but will continue to support growth objectives that will bolster shareholder value, streamline balance sheet debt and enable verticals to be realized sooner”. About Umbra Applied Technologies Group, Inc. The firm is located in Tampa, Florida and focuses on advanced technologies across many disciplines. UAT Group is a holding company with interests in both public and private companies during the early stages of development as well as growth stages of companies with a synergistic business model to UAT Group subsidiaries. For more information, visit: Investor and Media Contact: For more information about Ossifix Technologies, go here: NEITHER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS RELEASE. Forward-Looking Information This news release may include "forward-looking statements" including forecasts, estimates, expectations, and objectives for future operations including but not limited to its ability to conclude a business combination with a third party, sale of assets, return of capital or initial public offering and a secondary listing on the OTC as a result of aforementioned and its ability to fund the exploration of its assets through the raising of equity or debt capital or through funding by a joint venture partner that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Umbra Applied Technologies Group including but not limited to capital markets and securities risks and continued development success on technology. There can be and are no actual or implied guarantees that any of the above activities will be completed or completed on terms acceptable to the Company and its shareholders or approved by any regulatory authority having jurisdiction. Such forward-looking information represents management's best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially. Umbra Applied Technologies Group does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by applicable law. Contact Details Umbra Applied Technologies Group, Inc.

May 19, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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AmeriLife’s ORCA Life Welcomes Advance Planning Partners


ORCA Life, a leader in the final expense insurance market and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has formally partnered with Advance Planning Partners. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Advance Planning Partners is a Louisville-based final expense shop with offices in Denver, Houston, Charlotte and Morgantown, W.Va. The firm’s co-owners, Richard Shawn and Michael Huffman, were founding members of ORCA Life in 2016. Now, together with ORCA and alongside its founder and president, Glenn Crabtree, Advance Planning Partners will have expanded access to the best-in-class leadership and resources of ORCA and AmeriLife, including new products and solutions in the Medicare and retirement income space. “Richard and Michael have been a part of the fabric of ORCA Life since the beginning, and today’s announcement is the culmination of our longstanding partnership and belief in what we’ve build together,” said Crabtree. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Advance Planning Partners into the fold, and we look forward to helping them continue to grow their company.” Advance Planning Partners will continue to operate under the ORCA banner, while both Shawn and Huffman will remain in their roles as members of ORCA’s executive leadership team. “I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve built at Advance Planning Partners, and am thrilled to make our longstanding connection with ORCA Life official,” said Shawn. “We’ve only scratched the surface of our potential. The sky’s truly the limit as we venture into new territory with more diverse product offerings and the backing of ORCA and AmeriLife.” “This is, indeed, an exciting day, not only for me and Richard, but for our affiliated agents as well,” added Huffman. “This new yet familiar partnership will not only serve to accelerate our company’s growth, but also ensure that our agents are armed with the very best tools, technology and contracts to take their books of business to the next level.” “I’m thrilled to welcome Richard and Michael to the AmeriLife family of companies under Glenn’s and ORCA Life’s continued guidance,” said Scotty Elliott, AmeriLife’s Chief Distribution Officer for Health. “Since partnering with ORCA in 2021, AmeriLife has witnessed firsthand their team’s uncompromising drive to deliver for their clients. The addition of Advance Planning Partners will undoubtedly strengthen both organizations, and we’re excited to further fuel their collective success.” ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 Company Website

May 18, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Emergent Health Executes Term Sheet and Engagement Letter with Boustead Securities to roll up its Subsidiary, Evolutionary Biologics and other regenerative medicine and products companies

Emergent Health Corp.

Emergent Health Corp. (OTC: EMGE), a curator, developer, and marketer of products in the Regenerative Health Space announced that it has executed a Term Sheet and Engagement Letter with Boustead Securities to roll up its subsidiary Evolutionary Biologics and other regenerative medicine and regenerative biologic products companies with NO DILUTION to the Emergent Shareholders with a planned $10 million initial capital raise and public offering and application for listing on NASDAQ or NYSE/AMEX. Emergent’s subsidiary, Evolutionary Biologics, and the new brand called Maximus Men’s Health, along with Juventix Regenerative Medical and Interactive Practice Solutions and Nanosthetic. Subsequent to the IPO, Emergent plans to distribute the shares received by Emergent from the sale of Evolutionary Biologics as a dividend to its shareholders, pro rata at NO COST to the Emergent Shareholders. Such a dividend would only occur after Emergent files a Registration Statement with the SEC and it is declared effective. Any potential taxable event resulting from such a dividend would be the responsibility of each individual shareholder, and Emergent advises each shareholder to consult with their professional advisors, and makes no representation as to the taxable or nontaxable event. Evolutionary Biologics, is a new kind of biologics company founded for a clear purpose: bring cutting edge regenerative products to the medical community. Emergent does not claim any of its products are approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Jim Morrison, former L'Oréal President and Emergent’s full time CEO stated, “Boustead Securities is a world class financial organization. They approached us to participate in rolling up a series of regenerative biologics into a brand-new IPO. When you look at the effect that this transaction, and the previously announced PharmaZu transaction, will have on EMGE, it's amazing. We see this as a great way to maximize valuation for our Company and take EMGE to the next level.” ABOUT EMERGENT HEALTH CORPORATION Emergent curates, develops and sells products in the Regenerative Health Space. Its products comprise of ingestibles as well as topicals for the whole family. The company distributes its products online and through Content Based Shopping using Influencers to position products in their produced content throughout the United States and Internationally. Its subsidiaries; PharmaZu, is a pure play, e-commerce products and service provider focused on the Pet Community, Pet Pharmacy and Pet Wellness using Influencers and their content, including the pet pharmacy, vet telehealth and pet wellness businesses. Evolutionary Biologics, is a new kind of biologics company founded for a clear purpose: bring cutting edge regenerative products to the medical community. Emergent does not claim any of its products are approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more information, please visit Emergent's Website and Social Media on Twitter. Before using any products, you should always consult with your Veterinarian and/or Family Doctor. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT This press release contains forward-looking statements that can be identified by terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “plans,” “suggests,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “intends,” or similar expressions. Many forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results implied by such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to continue to enhance our products and systems to address industry changes, our ability to expand our customer base and retain existing customers, our ability to effectively compete in our market segment, the lack of public information on our company, our ability to raise sufficient capital to fund our business, operations, our ability to continue as a going concern, and a limited public market for our common stock, among other risks. Many factors are difficult to predict accurately and are generally beyond the company's control. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date they are made, and we do not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Jim Morrison, CEO Emergent Health Corporation Website Contact Details Emergent Health Corp. Company Website

May 18, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The APP Announces Exclusive Partnership with Sports Illustrated Tickets


Global fan-first ticketing marketplace joins forces with the APP for highly innovative multi-platform partnership; SI Tickets named Official Ticketing Partner of the APP; New ‘Box Office’ event management platform and primary blockchain NFT ticketing solution transforms fans’ tickets into engaging content, exclusive offers, rewards, and more; SI Tickets to host prominent on-site marketing activations at APP Tour events in 2023 The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) announced today a highly-innovative strategic, multi-platform partnership with SI Tickets, the fan-first ticketing site from Sports Illustrated, which will now serve as the Official Ticketing Provider of the APP and the official home of primary ticket sales for all 2023 APP Tour events, starting with the 2023 APP Newport Beach Open. APP Tour tickets will be available through Box Office by Sports Illustrated Tickets, an innovative event management platform and primary ticketing solution built in partnership with web3 leader ConsenSys and powered by Polygon’s blockchain technology. Launched earlier this month, Box Office is the first global platform to combine a complete NFT ticket solution for events of any size with visibility and adjacency to traditional, non-NFT tickets alongside the biggest in sports, concert and theater on the SI Tickets marketplace. Box Office’s all-new Super Ticket™, a collaboration between SI Tickets and ConsenSys, is an NFT ticket that empowers the APP to remain connected to its fans like never before. Through highlights, collectibles, exclusive offers and more, the Super Ticket™ unlocks engagement opportunities between the APP and its attendees before, during and after events. "Welcoming SI Tickets into the APP family as Official Ticketing and Marketing Partner is truly groundbreaking for our organization, and the sport of pickleball overall," commented Tom Webb, Chief Marketing Officer of the APP. "The Sports Illustrated brand has a storied history and is now building the future of ticketing. This partnership allows the APP to create one-of-a-kind tickets for our events, connect with fans better than ever before, and add value to their event experience." The relationship will kick off at the APP’s crown jewel event, The Boca Raton APP New York City Open, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, May 23 – 28, with a unique on-site marketing activation where players and attendees can create their own commemorative Sports Illustrated digital fan cover to take home and share with family and friends. Tickets to APP Tour events will be available exclusively via SI Tickets starting with the APP Newport Beach Open, held June 28 – July 3. “SI Tickets is proud to team up with The Association of Pickleball Professionals to serve as its Official Ticketing Partner for its 2023 Tour events,” said David Lane, CEO, SI Tickets. “The explosive growth in popularity and participation of pickleball over the last two plus years has been truly remarkable, and we look forward to teaming up with the APP as an anchor partner for our all-new Box Office primary NFT ticketing platform. We’re excited to build on this groundswell of enthusiasm, while delivering incremental value to all APP Tour events, its players, and current and new fans through authentic engagement experiences that only SI Tickets can deliver.” To stay updated on the APP, visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. To learn more about SI Ticket, visit About SI Tickets First launched in June 2021, SI Tickets by Sports Illustrated puts the fan experience first. In addition to charging zero ($0) transaction fees on any purchase, SI Tickets also guarantees a 100-percent refund if an event is canceled for any reason. The marketplace has over $2.5 billion of inventory and more than 50 million tickets to over 250,000 sports, concerts and theater productions. SI Tickets operates Box Office, an innovative, self-service event management and blockchain-backed primary ticketing solution. Box Office is the first global platform to combine a complete NFT ticket solution for events of any size with visibility and adjacency to traditional, non-NFT tickets alongside the aforementioned SI Tickets marketplace. For more information, visit, or download the app on iOS and Android. About the APP Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) elevates the sport of pickleball by providing elite platforms for the best players in the world, right through to the millions of people picking up a paddle for the first time. Serving professional pickleball players, senior professionals, amateurs and recreational players in the fastest growing sport in the USA, the APP is the first and only tour officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball. The 2023 APP Tour slate has 16 tournament stops planned, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP also prides itself on developing the next generation of champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives. Follow the APP via, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 SI Tickets Matt Ciesluk +1 704-258-3896 Company Website

May 18, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Acclaimed Local Business Leader Assumes Role as CEO and Executive Director at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, announces today the appointment of highly experienced local business and community leader Todd Bankofier as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director, effective May 12, 2023. Bankofier will be at the forefront of Western Spirit’s crucial next phase of growth and development. Western Spirit Board’s search committee conducted a national search that spanned over six months for the CEO and Executive Director position. Bankofier stood out among the applicants due to his extensive experience in Arizona-based business leadership roles as well as his inspirational work in local community service. Bankofier brings decades of knowledge in formulating, defining, and executing short- and long-term business strategies and a proven success record in transforming companies and organizations, pivoting on new tactics, and building healthy cultures, all while consistently exceeding overall expectations. “I am truly honored to have been selected to lead this esteemed organization," said Bankofier. "Countless talented people have dedicated so much of their time and treasure to bring about this museum and make it what it is today. I am committed to working with the outstanding team at Western Spirit to continue advancing the museum’s mission and vision, ultimately guiding our award-winning institution to even greater heights.” David Sherf, Interim CEO of Western Spirit expressed his enthusiasm for hiring Bankofier. "We are so pleased to welcome Todd to our team as the new CEO and Executive Director. Given his proven track record of success in both business and the nonprofit sector, we are confident in his ability to help shape a bold new vision for Western Spirit. With his broad knowledge of cutting-edge technologies, we look forward to seeing Todd leverage the latest innovations to help us engage and inspire audiences worldwide.” Bankofier's background includes working as a legislative aide to Senator Paul Laxalt, serving as Chief of Staff to Jim Bruner of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, and holding various executive positions at the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, XO Communications, and Ensynch. He was the CEO of publicly traded digital-accessibility company Audioeye, the founder and CEO of Fairmont Capital Group, and the Co-founder and CEO of seed-stage SaaS start-up CyberPassport. He has won awards for Top 10 “Valley’s Most Influential” under 40 by The Business Journal (2002), the Valley’s Most Influential Business Leaders (2004), voted one of Arizona’s Top “Young Leaders” in Business (2005), and “Father of the Year” by the American Diabetes Association (2007). Bankofier holds a BS in business management from Arizona State University and is a 35-year resident of Scottsdale. Western Spirit features regularly changing and permanent exhibits of Western and Native American art and artifacts, entertaining events, and informative programs that bring the West’s heritage, culture, and community to life. Featuring The Gather: A Portrait of the American West by Scott T. Baxter and upcoming exhibits such as Werner Segarra: Vaqueros de La Cruz del Diablo, and Western Pop: Andy Warhol & Billy Schenck; and The Railroad Opening Up the West, a model train exhibition. Permanent exhibitions continually on display include Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, which features 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery spanning six centuries, the Frankie and Howard Alper Collection of John Coleman Bronzes; and The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection, a showcase of more than 1,400 saddles, spurs, cowboy gear, and other Old West objects. For more information on Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, go to About Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Within months of opening in January 2015, Western Spirit qualified as a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museum has also received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, enjoys a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on both TripAdvisor and Yelp, and is continually recognized as one of the “Nation’s Best Western Museums” (2022 Editors’ Choice, True West magazine). Also, named to Phoenix Magazine’s 2022 Best of The Valley Readers' Choice: “Best Museum You Probably Don’t Know About”, Arizona Foothill’s Best of Our Valley: “Best Museum” & “Best Annual Charity Event: Saddle Up” and the winner of Your Valley’s “East Valley Favorites” for the museum category. For more information, visit Contact Details 48 West Agency Alison Rose +1 602-300-3433 Company Website

May 17, 2023 08:03 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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Else Nutrition targets FDA approval as it eyes news markets for its plant-based infant nutrition

Else Nutrition Holdings Inc

Else Nutrition CEO Hamutal Cohen Yitzhak tells Proactive's Stephen Gunnion that a number of catalyst lie ahead for the company this year, including the launch of its 'ready-to-drink' infant nutrition in the US, its entry to the UK market as a starting point for Europe and Australia as a gateway to China. Importantly, she said the company remains on track to begin its infant growth clinical study for the FDA and European permits. Receiving FDA approval is a very high priority for Else Nutrition, as it believes that becoming the first non-dairy and non-soy FDA-approved infant formula will be transformational. Yitzhak also commented on Else's first-quarter results, which showed an 80% year-over-year increase in revenue to $2.9 million. Contact Details Proactive United States Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879

May 17, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tervis Named Official Partner and Exclusive Water Bottle of the APP


The APP’s partner portfolio continues to expand with the addition of Tervis, the American-owned-and-operated company, renowned for the durable construction of its drinkware, becoming Official Partner and Exclusive Water Bottle of the APP The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) announced today its partnership with Tervis as the Official and Exclusive Water Bottle of the APP. Founded in 1946, Tervis is known for its diverse portfolio of customizable, reusable drinkware products. As part of Tervis’ sponsorship of the APP, the brand will present the top 50 APP pros with personalized water bottles, and APP-branded Tervis products will be available for purchase at all APP Tour events this year. The Tervis brand will immerse itself with in-venue branding and visibility, including signage, social media promotion, and inclusion in APP Tour broadcast productions – spanning coverage on CBS Sports Network and ESPN2 as well as livestream coverage on APPTV and ESPN+. "We’re thrilled to welcome Tervis to the APP Family,” commented Ryan McSpadden, EVP of Strategic Partnerships at the APP. “As a family-owned and operated American company, focused on quality and creativity, the Tervis brand is a perfect fit for the APP and the pickleball community. We look forward to bringing these incredible products into the hands of pickleball fans worldwide.” Tervis President & CEO Rogan Donelly, third-generation leader of the iconic, family-owned drinkware company, noted, “We are excited and proud to officially partner with the APP to promote pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the country, and we look forward to being a part of the sport’s evolution in the coming years.” To stay updated on the APP, visit, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook and LinkedIn. To learn more about Tervis, visit About Tervis Tervis is a third-generation family-owned and operated business founded in 1946 and renowned for the durable construction of its drinkware, the timelessness of its decorations & designs, and the insulation qualities which have stood the test of time. Tervis is recognized in the industry for its lifetime guarantee on their Classic drinkware portfolio. Tervis headquarters are located at 201 Triple Diamond Blvd., North Venice, Florida 34275. For more information, please visit About the APP Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) elevates the sport of pickleball by providing elite platforms for the best players in the world, right through to the millions of people picking up a paddle for the first time. Serving professional pickleball players, senior professionals, amateurs and recreational players in the fastest growing sport in the USA, the APP is the first and only tour officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball. The 2023 APP Tour slate has 16 tournament stops planned, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP also prides itself on developing the next generation of champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives. Follow the APP via, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 Company Website

May 17, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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