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Florida Financial Advisors Joins Forces with AmeriLife to Expand Wealth Management for Working-Class Americans

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AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Florida Financial Advisors, a full-service, comprehensive wealth management and financial planning firm and insurance brokerage dedicated to helping middle market Americans grow and secure their wealth and achieve their retirement goals. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "At Florida Financial Advisors, it’s all about our core values: integrity, work ethic, drive, entrepreneurship and servitude,” said Jason and Allyson Mickool, founders and CEO and CFO, respectively, of Florida Financial Advisors. “What drove this partnership with AmeriLife was an alignment with those values. Now, with expanded resources, leadership and expertise, we’re excited to take our firm to new levels of success while taking our unique value proposition for working-class Americans to the national stage." Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami, Florida Financial Advisors employs a unique, holistic advisory model designed to maximize its clients’ investments no matter the economic environment. The firm offers financial products and solutions, including financial planning, wealth management, insurance, and other services designed to achieve the goals of the everyday investor. Alongside its subsidiaries Tristate Financial Advisors and Georgia Financial Advisors, Florida Financial Advisors employs more than 150 licensed financial planners and advisors who go above and beyond to customize the right solutions for their clients, taking a personalized approach to navigate the unique financial circumstances of each. “When I think of Jason and Allyson Mickool, I think of outstanding people who are leading an outstanding organization,” said Mike Vietri, Chief Distribution Officer of AmeriLife Wealth. “The accomplishments they’ve achieved in such a short period of time — and the team of advisors that supports them and continues to drive the business — are incredible. Jason and Allyson have developed a strong organization of professionals with a culture committed to providing the most professional advice to clients. As AmeriLife continues to grow its Wealth platform, we’re excited to add to our distribution the distinct solutions and services that Florida Financial Advisors brings to the table. I look forward to our many successes together.” ### About Florida Financial Advisors Florida Financial Advisors, Inc. (FFA) is a Tampa, Fla.-based independent financial advisory and FINRA-registered broker dealer with a network of more than 150 advisors operating in Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia. As a full-service, comprehensive wealth management and financial planning firm and insurance brokerage, FFA is committed to helping working-class Americans maximize their financial future through its unique, holistic advisory model, the FFA Solution. FFA has been recognized with a number of industry awards, including locally by ThreeBestRated.com, City’s Best Awards and Expertise.com as a top financial services firm. For more information, visit FloridaFA.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

June 28, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Summer Road Trip Maintenance Guide

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Road trips are a great way to get out there and explore this summer. And while it’s certainly fun to make unexpected pit stops at roadside attractions along the way, the last thing you want to do is make an unexpected stop because of a problem with your vehicle. Recently, ASE Certified Mechanic, Audra Fordin, partnered with Chevron to discuss some simple tips to help save you time, inconvenience, and money this summer. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: Before hitting the road, remember to polish your headlights. Headlights used to be made out of glass, but nowadays they are made from plastic which can be easily oxidized from the sun, causing a haze to form over the light that can reduce your visibility. If you see cataracts starting to form on your headlights, give them a quick polish. You can find easy headlight restoration kits available at your local auto store or online. Also make sure to check your tires. If you see any bulges, tears or cracks, replace them immediately to avoid a potential blow out. Most tires typically last 3 to 5 years so if yours are in that span or older (you can check the manufacturer’s date on the side of the tire), it’s time to replace them. And of course, check your oil. If you know you’re due for an oil change, have it changed. If you’re unsure, you can always check your oil dipstick – if the oil doesn’t reach about the “add” line or is dark and not golden in color, it’s time to replace it before you leave. Audra recommends Havoline® LIFELONG Full Synthetic Motor Oil, which delivers outstanding performance at any stage in a vehicle’s life, whether you’re driving something new or something with over 75,000 miles on it. It also comes in Havoline’s recyclable Smart Change packaging, reducing plastic waste by 70% compared to traditional quart bottles. In addition, Havoline ® PRO-RSTM Renewable Full Synthetic Motor Oil, is a top-tier, renewable full synthetic motor oil that includes 25% sustainably sourced plant-based oils. It’s the best performing full synthetic oil in the Havoline portfolio and offers superior fuel economy retention to help save on fuel costs. One other great – and easy - fuel saving tip is to use Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner. It’s a fuel additive that will deep clean and protect your entire fuel system, optimize engine performance, and maximize fuel economy to save more with every pour. All you have to do is just pour it into your gas tank once a season before you hit the road and you’re ready to go! Visit www.havoline.com or www.techronclean.com for more information and be sure to check out www.Walmart.com and select Walmart stores for Havoline and Techron products. About Audra Fordin Audra Fordin is an ASE Certified mechanic and fourth generation shop owner at Great Bear Auto in Flushing, New York. As a small business owner, PTA mom and girl scout troop leader, Audra knows how to juggle family life, run a fully staffed, successful auto repair shop and is determined to teach women across the country how to do their own automotive maintenance, which is why she’s also the founder of Women Auto Know and Drivers Auto Know, engaging and hands on workshops where drivers of all skill levels learn how to “pop open the hood and do it themselves.” Audra has made appearances on Ryan and Kelly, Rachel Ray, the Today Show, Inside Edition, and CNN, among several local news appearances, to share car care tips with millions of viewers. She also is the host of Motorweek’s Your Drive and serves on several automotive advisory boards. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 28, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Living with Myasthenia Gravis: The Rare Autoantibody Disease That Causes Muscle Weakness and Severe Fatigue

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/-FuYn9PdBdI What would you do if you began to have symptoms of drooping eyelids and difficulty speaking? A rare and unfamiliar condition that turned to a daily struggle to chew, swallow, smile, see, or even lift your arms, legs, and neck. That is what happened to Meridith O’Connor at the age of 13 and after two long years of doctor visits, she was finally diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, also known as MG. Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoantibody condition of the nervous system that affects muscle strength and makes everyday activities like standing, blinking, swallowing, and moving your arms challenging. MG is a highly debilitating rare disease for which there currently is no cure. As many as 60,000 Americans, and 700,000 people worldwide are living with the condition. June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity for people around the world to recognize the impact of MG. On June 26th a media tour was conducted with Meridith O’Connor, Assistant Vice President of Patient Engagement, Advocacy, and Policy for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), and Dr. Nicholas Silvestri, an associate professor of neurology at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, to learn the latest on the disease and how it affects those living with it. Approximately 85% of people living with MG experience the more extensive form of the disease, generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). MG affects both men and women and occurs across all ages and racial and ethnic groups. However, it most commonly impacts young adult women and older men. Diagnosis is often a long, frustrating, and painful journey for patients. This is because muscle weakness is a common symptom of many disorders, and symptoms can fluctuate. Patients often face months or years of untreated symptoms before they receive an accurate diagnosis, which is why they are often diagnosed at an older age. Despite availability of treatment options, significant unmet need persists, as up to 20% of patients do not respond to existing treatments and are left with no effective therapeutic options. Research is needed to develop new treatments for those who may not respond well and/or tolerate current therapies. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: IMAGINEMYMG.COM THIS MEDIA TOUR IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES OF JOHNSON & JOHNSON. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 28, 2023 10:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fresh and Fun 4th of July Party Ideas for Your Barbecue Bash

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8tpbMSiWRsI If you’re celebrating Independence Day this year — and statistics say you probably are — your plans most likely include food. The National Retail Federation found that 86 percent of Americans plan to do something to celebrate our country’s independence, and for 61 percent of them, it means having a cookout, barbecue, or picnic. If you are hosting, or even attending, a 4th of July get together how do you prep and plan and have fresh and fun ideas. Lifestyle Expert, Bethany Braun-Silva has you covered with great ideas for what to eat and drink and how to stay healthy during your festivities. Healthier and better for you options that will delight our guests this summer Mighty Sesame Tahini is the hugely popular maker of all-natural, high-quality Squeeze and Serve Organic Tahini made with one ingredient…the highest quality sesame seeds that are sustainably sourced. The delicious, creamy texture makes this a better for you complement to dressings mon items like on summer salads, as well as for recipes, dips,meats and veggies and your favorite wraps and sandwiches. You can drizzle directly from the bottle or add it to any recipe to add 8g of plant-based protein per serving. When it comes to beverages, one that is in Bethany’s rotation is a cold-pressed juice option from Wonder Melon. Wonder Melon has the sweetness and nutritional value of watermelons, is organic, all natural and has no added sugars. It can be enjoyed right from the bottle cold, or you can enjoy as a delicious drink mix. Wonder Melon is available in three mouthwatering flavors: Watermelon Cucumber Basil, Watermelon Lemon Cayenne, and new Watermelon. Spending time outdoors and being mindful of mosquitoes The 4th of July is a holiday to be spent outdoors, so whether you’re camping, hosting a BBQ or heading to the beach, you don’t want your fun to be ruined by mosquitoes. As you’re thinking about what to buy for your vacation or party, add OFF!® Clean Feel to your list for protection from mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies. OFF!® Clean Feel is a fragrance-free, non-sticky repellent and since it’s formulated with Picaridin, it feels good on skin and won’t damage clothing. It repels mosquitoes for up to 8 hours, so you can use OFF!® Clean Feel with confidence and enjoy the holiday outdoors uninterrupted. Prevention is the best protection from mosquitoes. Bug spray is most effective when applied before mosquitoes start to bite, so you should apply it before getting to your 4th of July activity. If you are planning outdoor celebrations and travel how do you protect yourself against contaminated air Airborne Particle Blocker® is the first a nd only topical gel that prevents airborne particles from entering the nose. You apply a small amount of gel around your nasal passages, and it acts as a barrier. It blocks virus-sized particles, pollen, pollution, pet dander and dust. Available in Unscented and Cool Menthol, Naslaguard has products specific for Air Travelers, Pet Lovers, Allergy Sufferers as well as a mask spray, nasal spray and an antiseptic topical gel. The product is safe, drug-free, and non-irritating for the whole family - children, the elderly, and pregnant or nursing women. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 28, 2023 09:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Chill Brands Group CEO takes aim at "moral panic" around vaping

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Chill Brands Group PLC (LSE:CHLL, OTCQB:CHBRF) CEO Callum Sommerton speaks to Thomas Warner from Proactive about recent additions to the product range on offer at Chill.com, the performance of the business during the first half of calendar year 2023 and his hopes for the coming months. He reiterates his commitment to launching nicotine-free vapes in the UK market, saying that "the second half of this year is all about that activation", and says Chill Brands is "proving wrong the doubters in relation to what I suggest is a moral panic around vaping that's happening in the UK at the moment." Chill is already marketing nicotine-free vapes in the US, and Sommerton says that he's already "getting great data from our US pilot stores." Contact Details UK Editorial +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

June 28, 2023 08:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Philadelphia’s Future Female Leaders Attend Free Construction Camp for Girls throughout Summer of 2023

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Local Philadelphia-area girls entering 7 th through 12 th grade will attend a free construction camp this summer to provide real-world experience, mentorship, and education about the opportunities that exist in the construction industry, regardless of gender. The camp is called MyWIC, which stands for Mentoring young Women In Construction, and will take place in Philadelphia between Thursday, July 6 through Friday, Aug. 11. MyWIC is run by the NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation, which partnered with companies like NEST, a leading national facilities management company, and Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern Jersey to make it a reality. The camp strives to create a sustainable labor pool in the construction industry while exposing young women to careers they may not have previously considered. The Philadelphia Youth Network Work Ready also provides funding to cover a portion of the cost. “MyWIC is developing America’s next generation of female leaders by teaching them about the construction and skilled trades industry,” said Mary Gaffney, NAWIC Phila. Foundation President. “Females make up only about 10% of the construction industry, and there are incredible opportunities to build a career in the skilled trades. By the end of the camp, we see a tangible increase in the girls’ self-confidence, self-esteem, and overall self-image.” “The construction industry and the skilled trades offer so many opportunities for future careers that are in high demand, not only in Philadelphia but across the country,” said Rob Almond, CEO of NEST, which is based in South Jersey. “The MyWIC camp is a summer-long tradition that shows the girls the incredible career opportunities in our industries. The girls learn that construction is so much more than swinging a hammer.” The construction camp will take place at several trade locations throughout the Philadelphia area during July and August. Each day, the girls will learn about a specialty within the trades, including carpentry, sheet metal, safety training, electricians, finishing trades, steamfitters, plumbers, and retail construction. The attendees of the camp are coordinated by Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern Jersey. About Mentoring Young Women In Construction Mentoring young Women In Construction (MyWIC) is a free, construction industry, day camp for 7 th through 12 th -grade girls in the Philadelphia region. MyWIC is organized and run by the NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, and sponsored by various organizations throughout the Philadelphia region. About National Association of Women in Construction With more than 115 chapters across the country, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) offers its members education, support, and networking to help advance women’s careers in construction, build their technical skills, and become leaders. NAWIC’s core purpose is to strengthen and amplify the success of women in the construction industry from tradeswomen to business owners. The Philadelphia Chapter of NAWIC and the NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation are volunteer organizations. About Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey has been serving girls and young women in the Greater Philadelphia region since 1961, originally as Teen Aid. In collaboration with schools, community partners, the juvenile justice system, shelters, corporations, and approximately 300 volunteers, we provide programs for thousands of girls and young women in the Philadelphia region’s most under-resourced communities each year. Our holistic approach recognizes that empowering girls to be successful, independent women requires that they have the tools to make healthy decisions about their bodies, receive academic enrichment, are exposed to mentors who work in a broad range of careers, have strategies to deal with bullying and violence, and parents/caregivers engaged in their success. About NEST NEST is the pioneer of the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) industry in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1994, NEST delivers day-to-day tactical management of facilities, financial consulting, analytics, project management, and construction for major multi-site brands across North America. NEST provides 360° support 24 hours a day through one comprehensive facilities management solution that drives cost savings while maintaining an exceptional customer experience. To learn more about NEST, visit enterNEST.com or follow NEST on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website http://www.enternest.com

June 27, 2023 12:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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OYO Celebrates 4th of July with Discounted Stays, as Bookings Expected to Touch Record Numbers

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Global travel technology company OYO has announced a special offer for the upcoming Independence Day holiday as bookings are expected to clock record numbers. With the 4th of July offer, guests can avail a discount of 33% on their room bookings. This limited-time offer celebrates the spirit of the holiday and provides an opportunity for travelers to plan their getaway on a budget. The offer is applicable for stays at OYO hotels across the US till the 10th of July and for bookings made on or before 5 th of July. To redeem the offer, customers need to book their stay on the OYO app or website and enter the promo code “4THJULY”. Customers can also book by calling on +1 405-342-7056. Speaking about the upcoming holiday, Gautam Swaroop, CEO OYO International said, “This is one of the most important holidays in the country, and if recent reports are any indication, this 4 th of July travel will break all records. Recent reports indicate that approximately 50.7 million people will travel 50 miles or more from their home for the July 4th holiday, breaking the record of 49 million set in 2019. We expect increased hotel bookings within city limits and along highways, as a vast majority of Americans will be hitting the road.” OYO offers hotels access to a large base of regular customers through its app and website, and lists hotels on multiple Online Travel Agents (OTAs) to boost booking demand and revenue. OYO’s best-in-class Artificial Intelligence-enabled pricing software automatically drives the best booking prices across all channels, based on room type, seasonality and other factors, therefore, enabling such an increase in online revenues. OYO has started offering hotels the flexibility of not having to invest heavily in redoing the hotel to join the OYO platform, something that other budget hotel chains insist on. Therefore, the initial investment to join OYO is minimal. It has been focusing instead on standardizing service led components such as customer support and booking experience. The company helps ensure great experience for customers, with ease of search and a quick booking experience, highly competitive room prices as per market demand patterns, automated tools such as Artificial Intelligence powered chatbots to quickly resolve customer queries, loyalty programs and easy refund, if needed. Earlier this year OYO said that it is planning to add over 100 hotels in the US in 2023. This is nearly double the number of hotels the company added to its portfolio in 2022. OYO will focus on adding more hotels in the states of Oregon, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia and Florida. The company also achieved a 48% growth in revenue from bookings on its own platform, such as the app, website, mobile web and call centers in Q4 2022 vs same period in 2021. OYO’s app saw highest growth with a 99% surge in revenue from bookings in Q4 2022 vs same period in 2021. The company had earlier disclosed that its app is the second most downloaded travel app with over 100 million downloads globally. About OYO: OYO is a global platform that aims to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses with hotels and homes by providing full-stack technology products and services that aim to increase revenue and ease operations; bringing easy-to-book, affordable, and trusted accommodation to customers around the world. OYO offers 40+ integrated products and solutions to patrons who operate over 168,711 hotel and home storefronts in more than 35 countries including India, Europe and Southeast Asia, as of September 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.oyorooms.com. Disclaimer: Oravel Stays Limited is proposing, subject to applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make an initial public offering of its equity shares (the “Equity Shares”) and has filed the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (“DRHP”) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”). The DRHP is available on the website of SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in, websites of the Stock Exchanges, i.e., BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited at www.bseindia.com and www.nseindia.com, respectively, and is available on the websites of the Global Coordinators and Book Running Lead Managers, i.e., Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited and Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited at www.investmentbank.kotak.com, www.jpmipl.com and www.online.citibank.co.in/rhtm/citigroupglobalscreen1.htm; the websites of the Book Running Lead Managers, i.e., ICICI Securities Limited, Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited, JM Financial Limited and Deutsche Equities India Private Limited at www.icicisecurities.com, www.nomuraholdings.com/company/group/asia/india/index.html, www.jmfl.com and www.db.com/India, respectively. Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to the same, refer to the Red Herring Prospectus which may be filed with the Registrar of Companies in the future, including the section titled “Risk Factors”. Potential investors should not rely on the DRHP filed with SEBI for making any investment decision. The Equity Shares offered in the Fresh Issue (as defined in the DRHP) and the Offer for Sale (as defined in the DRHP) have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and, may not be offered or sold within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the Equity Shares are only being offered and sold (i) within the United States only to “qualified institutional buyers” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) in transactions exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements under the Securities Act, and (ii) outside the United States in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act and pursuant to the applicable laws of the jurisdictions where those offers and sales are made. There will be no public offering of the Equity Shares in the United States. Contact Details Anupriya +91 97911 63065 anupriya.d@oyorooms.com Company Website https://www.oyorooms.com/

June 27, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Garde Robe by UOVO Launches App and Expands into Bridal

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Garde Robe by UOVO, the leading wardrobe storage and services firm established in 2001, is pleased to announce a first of its kind digital closet app as well as dedicated bridal storage services. The MyCloset app represents Garde Robe by UOVO’s commitment to providing its clients with a unique and seamless level of service. The app fuses the Garde Robe by UOVO experience with the most up to date digital technology. OrbitVu 360° cameras photograph items to be uploaded to each account for inventory and insurance purposes. Clients can then view and access their wardrobe on the app and schedule seamless, white-glove pick-up and delivery. Soon to come is the shareable MyStyle function where clients or their stylist can create and save looks based on items in their Closet. For example, a client or stylist can create looks in the app, then Garde Robe by UOVO will pull, pack and ship domestically and internationally, ideal for special occasions, change of seasons or luggage-free travel. Garde Robe by UOVO is also introducing storage services specifically dedicated to bridal to provide clients with a luxury alternative to the common practice of pushing your beloved gown to the back of your closet or storing with a local dry cleaner. Clients can have their gown, suit and accessories cleaned by a third party and prepped for storage, or Garde Robe by UOVO will assess the needs of the gown and other garments onsite to be packed in acid-free tissue in a custom size box with specific care requirements to ensure long-term preservation. “We are thrilled to introduce the My Closet app and bridal storage services to our clients,” said Brennan Lowery, General Manager, Garde Robe by UOVO. “Our goal is to always meet and exceed our clients’ needs with the most innovative technology, services, and facilities possible. The MyCloset app brings a new level of ease and access, so that clients can interact with their wardrobe and collections as if they’re shopping on a luxury e-commerce platform. Additionally, clients can choose to work directly with their Wardrobe Manager for direct, custom one-to-one service.” Like UOVO at large, Garde Robe by UOVO is more than just storage. Staffed by professionals with dedicated expertise and scholarship within the field of fashion, Garde Robe’s suite of services is on par with luxury hospitality and museum-grade archiving and preservation. All clients have access to climate-controlled storage, preservation, shipping, luggage-free travel, private viewing rooms, archiving, cataloging, mending, and cleaning at three state-of-the-art UOVO facilities that are specifically outfitted for garment and accessories care in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Palm Beach. The announcement of these expanded services reflects an ambitious new chapter of increased resources, services, and capacity under new ownership for Garde Robe by UOVO. UOVO, which began as a boutique art storage and collection management company, has expanded its portfolio to include wine and fashion, acquiring Garde Robe in 2021, and more recently, Domaine, the premier storage, advisory and logistical firm for wine connoisseurs in the U.S. market, earlier this year. UOVO Fashion is equipped to manage the collections and wardrobes of commercial and private clients with enhancements to existing services and expansion into new offerings. Garde Robe by UOVO offers more than just wardrobe storage to create a unique experience on par with elite hospitality. Operating at a concierge level, Garde Robe by UOVO offers comprehensive stewardship of both world class brand and personal collections at state-of-the-art facilities across the U.S. Our suite of services includes maintenance, preservation, archiving, cataloging, luggage-free delivery and storage, managed through one-to-one personal relationships as well as full digital optimization. Contact Details Garde Robe by UOVO Malinda Torres Rebholz +1 917-699-6665 mtorres@ogakidigital.com Company Website https://garderobeonline.com/mycloset/

June 27, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tribe WOD Founders Sue Factory 14 and Razor Group, Alleging Fraud and Breach of Contract

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The founders of Tribe WOD, a prominent cross-training and fitness equipment manufacturer, have filed a lawsuit against brand aggregators Factory 14 and Razor Group, citing deceit, fraud, breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and unjust enrichment, among other offenses. The lawsuit, filed in Massachusetts Superior Court, alleges that the defendants, Factory 14 and Razor Group, failed to fulfill promises made during the acquisition of Tribe WOD. Alleged breaches of the agreement include failure to make earn-out payments as well as failing to provide access to business records – all outlined in the acquisition contract. Originating from a humble Massachusetts garage, Tribe WOD founders Alexandre Vitet and Jared Bane built their company into a $2.5 million enterprise before selling it to Factory 14, which later resold it to Razor Group. Despite promises of global expansion, enhanced marketing, access to industry experts, and potential earn-out payments, the plaintiffs argue that the defendants neglected their commitments, substantially harming the company and disregarding U.S. laws and business practices. Tribe WOD, which launched in 2019, swiftly grew to over $2.5 million in sales in just a few months, establishing strong sales channels via Amazon, Shopify, and various online platforms. This success attracted several potential buyers, with Factory 14 standing out due to its promise of multiple payments tied to Tribe WOD's annual earnings through earn-outs. The lawsuit contends that shortly after the acquisition, Factory 14 sold the assets of Tribe WOD to Razor Group, bypassing an anti-assignment provision in the original agreement. It is alleged that Factory 14 knowingly withheld information regarding this potential transaction from the plaintiffs. According to the lawsuit, Vitet and Bane had doubled revenue year-over-year and had expected to, at a minimum, match that. The lawsuit states that based on the promises made during the courtship and due diligence phase, there were immediate red flags after signing the acquisition agreement, and the situation quickly spiraled downward. Moreover, the complaint asserts that both Factory 14 and Razor Group systematically dismantled Tribe WOD, dismissing in-house creative content specialists and neglecting basic operational necessities. According to the lawsuit, Factory 14 and Razor Group failed to comply with federal and state tax, wage, and import laws and otherwise mismanaged the business financially. The lawsuit also states that the defendants had no U.S. bank account or credit card and were unable to obtain either and thus were unable to pay any of the company’s bills. The lawsuit alleges that the failure to pay basic bills led to lost revenue and the ability to serve existing customers or expand to new markets. The plaintiffs claim that their consulting agreements were prematurely terminated and allege that income from Tribe WOD was siphoned off to other businesses. The lawsuit alleges that Factory 14 and Razor Group essentially turned a thriving brand built by the founders with a rabid customer following into an Amazon seller with no identity, and loaded with unnecessary fees. The lawsuit seeks compensatory and multiple damages and injunctive relief, compelling the defendants to provide accurate and complete financial data. Interestingly, Razor Group faces a similar lawsuit in Texas, as it is being sued by the founders of Kettlebell Kings in a case with similar allegations. On its website, Razor Group states that it is trusted by leading investors Blackrock, Victory Park Capital, and Fortress among others. The Tribe WOD lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts Superior Court by Garage Sweat, LLC f/k/a Tribe Wod, LLC, Jared Bane, and Alexandre Vitet against Factory 14 UK Acquisition IV, Ltd., Razor Group GMBH, and Razor Group USA, LLC. This case has been accepted into and will be litigated in the Business Litigation Session, a business-focused sub-department of the Massachusetts Superior Court sited in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The lawsuit can be downloaded here and at LawsuitPressRelease.com. -end- Source: Garage Sweat, LLC f/k/a Tribe WOD, LLC Contact Details LawsuitPressRelease.com John P. David +1 888-859-6637 john@LawsuitPressRelease.com

June 26, 2023 11:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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