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Dishing Out the Latest Food, Beverage & Restaurant Trends Taking Over the Culinary World

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Whether you're exploring new dining options or sticking to your tried-and-true local favorites, get ready to learn more about the hottest trends and latest innovations that are shaping your dining experience. Restaurant industry experts Christine Johnson and Caitlin Rodgers conducted a satellite media tour live from Chicago at this year’s National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® to share a behind-the-scenes look at the newest food trends and most innovative culinary products that are making waves in the industry and enhancing your dining experience. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/hqw7Sw_neFQ The National Restaurant Association Show welcomed nearly 55,000 foodservice professionals to Chicago’s McCormick Place for the world’s most influential showcase of foodservice innovation and inspiration. From May 20-23, the Show brought together more buyers, suppliers and manufacturers than any other industry event to explore and celebrate everything that’s happening in the industry—from the latest equipment, technology, and trends in food and beverage to creative solutions for today’s challenges from industry thought leaders. “Each year, the National Restaurant Association Show becomes the epicenter of the foodservice world, attracting the brightest minds and boldest ideas," said Tom Cindric, President of Winsight Exhibitions. Serving as the ultimate sourcing destination for restaurant and hospitality buyers, the National Restaurant Association Show provided unparalleled opportunities to explore the latest trends and establish invaluable business relationships. With more than 11 football fields (661,000+ sq. ft.) worth of exhibit space, the Show floor serves as the ultimate sourcing destination for restaurant and hospitality buyers looking for cutting-edge products across 900+ categories, including food and beverage, equipment, technology, tableware, sanitation and more. This year, the Show featured more than 2,100 manufacturers and suppliers as they showcase their products and services at the 2023 event. Of those companies, over 800 made their Show debut—a 61% increase over 2022’s first-time exhibitor total—and over 1,300 returned. Plans are already underway for the highly anticipated 2024 event, which is set to take place from May 18-21. Connect with the Show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for event updates. For more information about the Show, visit nationalrestaurantshow.com. The National Restaurant Association Show is owned and operated by Winsight LLC in equity partnership with the National Restaurant Association. About Winsight LLC Winsight LLC is a business-to-business information, event and market intelligence company serving the restaurant and noncommercial foodservice, convenience and petroleum retailing and grocery industries. Winsight provides research and analytics, branding solutions, face-to-face opportunities, lead generation initiatives, and content marketing services through products including subscription data products, reports, research tools, research programs, fully custom studies, conferences, custom marketing services, meetings, print, digital trade media and tradeshows, including the National Restaurant Association Show. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 13, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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THE AMERICAN CONTENDER TOURNAMENT RETURNS WITH NATIONWIDE SCHEDULE OF QUALIFYING EVENTS, THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN BIG ON THE ROAD TO THE AMERICAN RODEO $1 MILLION BONUS

Teton Ridge

Teton Ridge, a multi-platform western lifestyle and entertainment company, announced that The American Contender Tournament will return for a second year, visiting cities nationwide throughout 2023 and hosting January 2024 Regional Semi-Finals and Finals in Las Vegas (Nevada), Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) and Lexington (Kentucky). The American Contender Tournament West, Central and East Regional Semi-Finals attract qualifiers from both coasts as well as the Central United States to compete in the re-imagined tournament style format in hopes of making it all the way to The Crown Jewel of Rodeo™ - The American Rodeo 2024. In 2023, more than 2,500 rodeo athletes competed across the country to vie for a chance at the $1 million bonus on the line if they made it to The American Rodeo, earning impressive money along the way. Guaranteed prize money is upwards of $540,000 for the Regional Semi-Finals and Finals. Further enhancing competitive opportunities for rodeo athletes, three lucrative American Contender Tournament Open Team Ropings will run concurrent with each of the American Contender Tournament Regional Semi-Finals events in January 2024. “Winning at the West Regional Finals earlier this year helped me tremendously in my rodeo career and life,” said Bailey Bates, a Native American Breakaway athlete, who won in Heber City, Utah. “A lot of finances add up while on the road competing. Winning a big check goes a long way to help with finances while chasing dreams.” Acquired by Teton Ridge in late 2021, The American Rodeo, celebrating its 11 th year in 2024, features competitors in all eight traditional rodeo disciplines - barrel racing, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc and bull riding. The only major western sports event where professional athletes compete against the “joes and janes” - fans can follow along throughout The American Contender Tournament by rooting for the underdog “Contenders” chasing big winnings along the way and visiting the Teton Ridge Plus website for updates. Chiropractor and horse trainer by day, single mother Idaho barrel racer Tamara Barnhart (Athol, Idaho) was one of those that threw her hat in the ring last year. Barnhart competed in the West Region Finals after qualifying on a whim courtesy of a first-place finish at the 2023 All-In Barrel Race qualifying event in Las Vegas. “The amount of recognition I received after competing amongst the best, within a first class production, was amazing,” said Barnhart. “Getting as far as I did in the tournament really boosted my horse’s popularity and I’ve had many people tell me how inspirational my experience and success has been. I was able to live a dream of mine, which was priceless.” Just under 100 Event Qualifiers lead to automatic qualifications or points toward the Regional Semi-Finals in January 2024: WEST - January 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center CENTRAL– January 18-20 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Jim Norick Arena EAST– January 25-27 in Lexington, Kentucky at AllTech Arena For more information on The American Contender Tournament, schedule of qualifying events and how to register as an athlete, please visit www.americanrodeo.com. ### About The American Rodeo: The American, is an annual Western sports and entertainment experience that occurs each year and represents the richest single-day event in all of western sports. Over the course of qualifier events across the country, competitors will all battle for what could be the biggest single-day paycheck of their careers. Owned by Teton Ridge, The American is a true open competition in format, the iconic event brings together top professional rodeo athletes and honest, hardworking cowboys and cowgirls in a winner-take-all showdown, meant to crown the finest talent the world has to offer. About Teton Ridge: Teton Ridge is a multi-platform, wholly American-owned western lifestyle and entertainment company devoted to the iconic American western way of life. Teton Ridge’s Sports division was created with the singular focus of elevating classic Western sports and America’s western culture on the world stage, while broadening audiences around the globe as well as at home. In 2021, Teton Ridge acquired The American, the iconic event of the rodeo circuit, to continue to expand the audiences for rodeo sports and make it the world’s premier Western culture event. For more information about Teton Ridge, please visit tetonridge.com or @tetonridge on Instagram @tetonridgeusa on Facebook. Contact Details Teton Ridge Kerri Holt +1 347-952-5367 kerri.holt@tetonridge.com Company Website https://www.americanrodeo.com/

June 13, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press in Nashville, TN Completes Exterior Full-Wrap Rebranding of the Iconic Grand Ole Opry House Music Venue

Minuteman Press International Inc

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Grand Ole Opry House, owned by Ryman Hospitality Partners, is one of the most legendary music venues in the USA. Thanks to Minuteman Press franchise owner John Taylor and his team at Minuteman Press in Nashville, the face of the Grand Ole Opry House now looks as good on the outside as the music sounds on the inside. What started out as a sales call and business cards order ten years ago has evolved into a trusted branding partnership between Minuteman Press in Nashville and Ryman Hospitality, and the result of that partnership includes incredible projects like this one – the full-wrap exterior rebranding of the Grand Ole Opry House. Minuteman Press in Nashville is located at 415 Spence Lane, Nashville, TN 37210. John Taylor has owned the business since January of 2014 and is a member of the President’s Club for top performers across the Minuteman Press franchise system. John shares key details on working to complete this huge project on such an iconic venue. How did the project with the Grand Ole Opry come about? John Taylor: “We acquired them as a client about ten years ago. It originated with a sales call at the original The Ryman Auditorium, in downtown Nashville. The first order was a few sets of business cards. Their parent company is Ryman Hospitality. Working inward through the marketing department at Ryman Hospitality, a relationship developed. They have a lot of printers, but we stayed in touch, cross-selling where possible. Ultimately, we set them up on an online portal ordering system for their printed collateral and admin items for their various brands. We make it a habit to deliver all prospects our "Portfolio Thumb-drive". It is branded Minuteman Press and goes to them pre-loaded with our most impressive projects in categorized folders. That led to us becoming one of their trusted branding partners, I would like to say their preferred branding partner. We've done projects from Nashville to New York City for them as they open new venues.” What specifically did you do for this project? John Taylor: “We have done multiple projects at the Grand Ole Opry House. Regarding this project: It is an extraordinary surface, in that it is stamped concrete. It is made to look like a ‘rough-cut cedar’ wooden surface, with deep woodgrain and over a half-inch depth difference between the faux planks. There are two installation processes in this type of project. One is to install and register the panels together (58" wide panels). The second process is to heat and press the vinyl into the grain and contours with a heat gun/torch and foam hand roller, roughly 4" at a time. We measured, scaled and templated the whole project. We printed the vinyl on an HP 360 Latex printer, then laminated the vinyl on a GBC roll laminator (3M IJ-480 Vinyl with 3M 8520 Matte Overlaminate). We used our 55' boom truck and a rented 45' boom lift to install. The first team and truck would hang and register the vinyl. The second lift would have a heat gun, a torch, and roller to get into the grain, and a single installer with very tired arms. We blocked off an area to work every morning so tours could still safely operate every 30-60 minutes. We installed in close coordination with the security team every day and evening to avoid periodic live shows in the evenings altogether." What was the timetable / what did it take to complete the project? John Taylor: “The exterior, as all large branding projects do, began with an intense set of measurements and a write-up of all inclusions and challenges with the surface(s). We then created an Illustrator template for their art department, advising best practices and highlighting any areas to which they should pay special attention during design. The timetable was roughly 7 weeks, synopsized below: We surveyed the first week and provided them a template for artwork technicals and construction. It took them 2-3 weeks to develop art, get the individual artists' approvals, and the necessary internal management approvals. We removed the old banners and aluminum hardware, as well as prepped/cleaned the building during that period. I asked for 7-10 days to produce the vinyl. It took about a week to print, laminate and cut. We should have been able to install it in roughly one week with a crew of three. It ended up taking two weeks since the Grand Ole Opry has shows every couple of days, which limited our time (we had to be packed up and out of the way by 3 pm). The weather was also a factor." TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Full-wrap rebranding of the face of the Grand Ole Opry House – Spring 2023 – Minuteman Press, Nashville: How happy are you with the completed project? What has been the feedback you’ve received? John Taylor: “I'm extremely happy with it. I really am humbled and honored to be given the opportunity. Now, for the less-than-humble perspective; it was an intense scope of work... and we got the job done! We've had only positive feedback about this installation and people are loving the new face of the Grand Ole Opry House. My favorite reaction was from a security guard that said, ‘I haven't seen this many people stop and have their pictures taken in front of the building in years and years!’. He's been there over 15 years, so that was so gratifying to hear him say that.” John concludes, “To have our hard work appreciated, especially on such a large-scale project, it’s just a great feeling of accomplishment.” For Minuteman Press products and services and to find your local Minuteman Press, visit https://minuteman.com. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

June 12, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Royale De Monte Carlo Vodka® Expands Distribution and is Now Available in Mega Wine & Spirits Stores in Dade County (Miami) and Broward County (Fort Lauderdale)

Luminar Media Group, Inc.

Luminar Media Group, Inc. (OTC: LRGR) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Royale De Monte Carlo Vodka® through its wholly owned subsidiary Prestigious Distributor a Florida licensed Wine & Spirit Distributor is now available in Mega Wine & Spirits and Crown Wine & Spirits Stores throughout Dade and Broward Counties. “We are extremely excited about the expansion of adding Mega Wine & Spirits Stores and Crown Wine with 32 liquor stores in Dade and Broward, making them one of the largest chains in the area. Spanning a range from Miami to Boca Raton, Florida. As our team works towards identifying additional growth opportunities and executing our progressive marketing strategy, we are confident that our product will prove popular among consumers and help our distributors generate greater sales.” “Our distribution expansion is not only increasing the availability of our Royale de Monte Carlo superior vodka, it is also adding to the recognition of our brand. This now places our Vodka brand Royale De Monte Carlo in over 127 Liquor Store locations in the South Florida area. The State of Florida has approximately 1900 licensed liquor stores, where our initial targeted market is the approximately 500 locations where we identified the demand of an Ultra-Premium product like Royale de Monte Carlo vodka would trend. This is another testament to the dedication we have for the continued growth of our product and company.” Our exquisite Royale de Monte Carlo epitomizes the pinnacle of luxury, boasting a distinctively crisp and sleek essence that tantalizes the senses. Produced by the fifth generation of illustrious master distillers nestled in the heart of the legendary Cognac region of France. We will continue to grow our brand closing distribution agreements with top distributors and wholesalers across the United States where we are in talks with several large nationwide distributors discussing opportunities they bring to the table that would help us in our expansion while remaining true to our core values that has allowed us to earn the well-deserved title as the "World's Most Prestigious Vodka”. Crafted with unwavering dedication to quality, Royale de Monte Carlo's unparalleled excellence is derived from the utilization of only the finest ingredients and a proprietary alkaline purification process. Reverently honoring the wisdom passed down through generations of expert artisans in Charente, the distillers of Royale de Monte Carlo have expertly perfected this luxurious elixir. Bottled at 40% ABV, Royale de Monte Carlo is meticulously fermented with the highest-grade cereals from the revered Champagne Belt. The culmination of a seven-time filtration with champagne limestone and an artisanal distillation technique, this exceptional spirit grants a sensory journey that transcends expectations. From the moment it graces the palate, Royale de Monte Carlo captivates with its distinctive, no-burn chill and intoxicating smoothness, leaving a lasting euphoric impression. An extraordinary creation, this ultra-premium, top-shelf vodka has been distilled nine times utilizing cutting-edge nanotechnology from the most delicate French grains, delivering an unmatched flavor profile. Whether savored neat or mixed into your favorite cocktail, Royale de Monte Carlo is distinguished as a true masterpiece. Experience the joy of royalty with every sip of Royale de Monte Carlo, and relish in its remarkable tasting notes. Boasting a pure, odorless profile with a refined, exotic finish, this transcendent vodka offers subtle hints of corduroy, cognac barrel, and slate, with undertones of grain mash and husk. Its silky-smooth texture, enhanced by nanotechnology, exudes a sweet, moderately grainy taste, culminating in a dry, intense finale featuring magnificent notes of champagne limest Come join our monthly tasting of Royale de Monty Carlo Vodka at the following Mega Wine & Spirits Stores: Crown Wine & Spirits Store 6 911 SE 6th Ave- Delray Beach, FL 33483 Crown Wine & Spirits Store 7 3500 N Federal Hwy- Boca Raton, FL 33431 Crown Wine & Spirits Store 8 1590-94 S Dixie Hwy-Coral Gables, FL 33146 Mega Wine & Spirits Store 2 833 NE 8 St. Homestead, FL 33030 Mega Wine & Spirits Store 5 8525 SW 40 St. Miami, FL 33155 Mega Wine & Spirits Store 8 280 Indian Trace Weston, FL 33326 Mega Wine & Spirits Store 9 5335 NW 87 Ave. C111. Doral, FL 33178 About Royale de Monte Carlo® Royale de Monte Carlo, headquartered in Miami, Florida, is an ultra-premium, icy cool, and deliciously smooth vodka sure to give long-lasting euphoric pleasure to any palate it graces. Created and produced by fifth generation master distillers located in the heart of the world-famous Cognac region of France, Royale de Monte Carlo was voted as the "World's Most Prestigious Vodka". https://royaledemontecarlo.com/ Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements about our business, or financial condition and prospects, that reflect our assumptions and beliefs based on information currently available. The Company can give no assurance that the expectations indicated by such forward-looking statements will be realized. There may be other risks and circumstances that we are unable to predict. When used in this news release, words such as "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although there may be certain forward-looking statements not accompanied by such expressions. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including risks discussed in the company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our periodic reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investor Relations Contact: Robert Rico 305-283-9237 info@royaledemontecarlo.com Phone: +1 (305) 283-9237 www.royaledemontecarlo.com INSTAGRAM: @royaledemontecarlovodka Facebook: https://fb.com/royaledemontecarlovodka Twitter: https://twitter.com/montecarlovodka Contact Details Investor Relations Contact: info@royaledemontecarlo.com Company Website http://www.royaledemontecarlo.com/

June 12, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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2023 Taitung "Most Beautiful Starry Sky" Concert: "6 Bests" Invites Everyone to Watch the Stars

Taitung County Government

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 9 June 2023 - The 2023 "Taitung Most Beautiful Starry Sky" concert is organized by the county government with the theme of "6 Bests," including the longest, strongest, highest, most, most hopping, and most beautiful. Among them, the "highest" is the Lidao Village with an altitude of over 1,000 meters, and the "most hopping" is held on Green Island and Orchid Island. Everyone is welcome to come to Taitung to watch the stars and listen to music. Picture caption: Taitung "1314 Blue" Galaxy Taitung is one of the most beautiful places for stargazing in Taiwan and the world due to its lack of light pollution. To promote Taitung's starry sky, the Taitung County Government launched the Most Beautiful Starry Sky Concert, which has been widely acclaimed. "Most Beautiful Starry Sky Concert" Schedule: June 22 in Wulu elementary school Lidao branch.Haiduan Township July 15 in Guanshan Town Circle Bicycle Path Hongshi Creekside,Guanshan Township July 22 in Jinzun Tied Island,Donghe Township August 12 in Shanwu Coastal Park,Dawu Township August 13 in Paradise Road,Chihshang Township August 19 in Baxian Caves,Changbin Township September 9 in Yayur Elementary School, Lanyu Township September 16 in Picture of Human Rights Culture Park,Ludao Township Contact Details Taitung County Government Liu Qi Peng +886 8 932 4902 v0009@taitung.gov.tw

June 09, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Father Boyle to Speak at The Chicago School’s SoCal Commencement

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Father Gregory Boyle, who has championed rehabilitation of former Los Angeles gang members for more than three decades, will be keynote speaker at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Southern California commencement ceremony June 9, 2023 at the Long Beach Convention Center’s Terrace Theater. In recognition of his groundbreaking work educating, employing, and inspiring thousands of troubled youth and young adults, President Dr. Michele Nealon, Psy.D., will award Rev. Boyle a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa. “We are honored to have Father Boyle speak to our 275 graduates about his life’s work rehabilitating individuals whom society have shunned,” said Dr. Nealon. “Father Boyle is the rare visionary who is passionate and practical—someone who is able to find solutions to what appear to be intractable problems.” Rev. Boyle was originally scheduled to speak at the 2020 commencement, which was cancelled due to the pandemic lockdown. Named a “Champion of Change” by former President Barack Obama in 2014, Rev. Boyle has been widely honored for his work, including receiving the Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics. A Los Angeles native, Rev. Boyle entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) immediately after graduating from Loyola High School in 1972. Over the next dozen years, he earned a bachelor's degree in English from Gonzaga University; a master’s in English from Loyola Marymount University; a Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology; and a Master of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, now part of Santa Clara University. From 1986 to 1992 Rev. Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, Where he witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence during the “decade of death” that began in the late 1980s and peaked at 1,000 gang-related killings in 1992. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, he and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings. In 1988 Rev. Boyle started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises. Homeboy now supports around 10,000 men and women a year, offering therapy, classes, services, job training, and employment at Homeboy Bakery, Homegirl Café, or Homeboy Silkscreen & Embroidery. At the center of it all is founder Rev. Boyle, who describes his work as “radical kinship,” accompanying those who come through Homeboy at virtually every step of their journeys at Homeboy and beyond. Rev. Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times -bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Other books he has written include Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, and The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness. “We are all invited into this exquisite mutuality where there is no us and them,” Rev. Boyle said. “Once we know that we are unshakably good and that we belong to each other, we can roll up our sleeves … and create anew this place of love and belonging that God would recognize.” About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is proud to be a part of TCS Education System, a nonprofit, integrated system of colleges and universities that works collaboratively to advance student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Contact Details Vivien Hao +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

June 08, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Prepping Your Lawn & Garden to Withstand Drought

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With the sun shining and the days getting longer, it’s the time of year when homeowners across the country start to plan, prep, and plant in the yard. But while many parts of the country experienced increased precipitation this year, concerns over water consumption and drought remain, and drought conditions are predicted to return and intensify in many areas. Recently, Experts from ScottsMiracle-Gro participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss tips to help your lawn and garden withstand drought conditions this summer. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/aWNaWJe73co Water conservation and drought are top of mind for homeowners, but many don’t know how to keep their lawns thick and green while reducing water usage. Here are some quick tips to help: First, focus on having a well-fed lawn because feeding not only improves a lawn's appearance, it also helps the lawn protect itself against drought. A well-fed lawn grows deeper roots to better absorb water and nutrients. Regular feedings of Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food can provide the nutrients your lawn needs to look its best and withstand the stresses of heat as well as periods of drought and dormancy. Second, be sure to get the lawn height just right. Grass mowed at the proper height develops a deeper root system to better find water and nutrients in the soil. As the season gets warmer, let your grass grow taller than you might typically would. Finally, rely on rainfall as much as you possibly can. If you choose to water, wait until it’s absolutely necessary to do so, typically when the lawn is turning brown. If you’re a person who doesn’t need to water your lawn, it’s okay to let your lawn go brown and dormant for a short period of time this summer. If you fertilize regularly, your lawn should bounce right back. When it comes to gardening, it’s all about making every drop count. To maintain a healthier, more drought-resistant garden, start with good soil. Mixing nutrient-rich organic matter, like compost or Miracle-Gro® All Purpose Garden Soil, into your existing soil not only makes it easier for your plants to grow, but it also improves the soil structure. Good soil structure means better nutrient and water holding – water is able to penetrate into the soil, instead of running off, and is held where the plants can use it. Then add mulch. Mulch not only makes your garden beds look nice and finished, but it also keeps weed seeds from sprouting which would otherwise compete with your plants for water, nutrients, and sunlight. Mulch helps keep moisture in the soil by reducing evaporation and also moderates soil temperature by shading the soil. Lastly, water smart. When you do water, water deeply, directing the water at the base of the plant. Deep watering promotes deeper roots which better withstand drought. Water in the morning or early evening, avoiding mid-day, which helps reduce water loss from evaporation. And, if possible, use drip irrigation or soaker hoses in your garden beds instead of overhead sprinklers or a hose and breaker. Also remember to properly feed plants leading up to hot, dry weather conditions because healthy, nourished plants can better withstand prolonged periods of heat and drought. When you connect Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics Garden Feeder to your garden hose, you can feed and water at the same time. For more information, visit scottsmiraclegro.com About Amy Enfield Amy has over 25 years of experience in the Lawn & Garden industry and has been with ScottsMiracle-Gro for 11 years. She has a BS and MS in Horticulture from Michigan State University and a PhD in Plant & Environmental Sciences from Clemson University. She specializes in house plant and succulent research with focus areas in consumer performance, lighting, and ecommerce shippability. About Matthew Koch Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Matthew Koch joined ScottsMiracle-Gro in 2012 after finishing his PhD work in plant genetics and breeding at Rutgers University. He began as a Scientist in the Biotechnology program and has held a number of leadership roles since. He is currently the Director of Biotechnology, Genetics, Lawn Nutrition and Seed where he oversees the R&D activities of these teams. When not helping develop the next generation of plant genetics and consumer lawn products, Matt loves the outdoors (especially his home lawn), traveling, and considers himself a BBQ foodie at heart. Jordan Houser Jordan Houser is a Brand Manager for the Scotts-Miracle Gro Company. After receiving his MBA from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Jordan joined SMG in 2018 and has spent his time with the company focused on its operations in the Lawns category under the industry-leading Scotts brand. In addition to his role in managing the brand’s operations in the grass seed, fertilizer, and lawn weed control product categories, Jordan also currently leads the organization’s initiatives in alternative landscapes and next-generation lawns. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 08, 2023 11:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Palmetto Gourmet Foods, A U.S. Food Technology Leader in Affordable Nutrition, Plans $100 Million Expansion

Palmetto Gourmet Foods

Palmetto Gourmet Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Borealis Foods, producing high-protein, nutritious, low-cost ramen meals, today announced a $100 million expansion over the next five years to construct new facilities and install a solar power infrastructure. The expansion, which will help meet the growing global demand for the company’s products, includes: Building of additional factories – including a dedicated gluten-free ramen facility; Launching of new gluten-free meals and healthy high-protein snacks; and Construction of a solar power plant with the goal of powering Palmetto Gourmet Food’s facilities with 100 percent renewable energy. “We are pleased to announce the next phase in growing our successful food technology company, which will expand our ability to meet a critical need for many people in the U.S. and around the world: access to nutritious, high-protein meals at an affordable price,” said Palmetto Gourmet Foods co-founder and CEO Reza Soltanzadeh. “And we are pleased to fulfill this mission while at the same time creating facilities that are highly sustainable.” Palmetto Gourmet Foods, headquartered in Saluda, S.C., has grown from start-up in 2019, to approximately 300 employees today in its 220,000 square foot plant. It expects to hire another 700 by 2028. The expansion is expected to allow Palmetto to fulfill its mission to produce a billion meals per year in its South Carolina facilities. Since its inception, $100 million has been invested toward building the company into a leading healthy food technology company, producing innovative, sustainable ramen noodles under the Ramen Express and Chef Woo brands – and toward establishing it as a leading U.S.-based maker of high-protein ramen products. In addition to the new gluten-free product factory, Palmetto Gourmet Foods will expand its Ramen Express and Chef Woo product lines at its existing facility, scaling production from its current capacity of 600 million meals per year to more than one billion meals annually. “A key part of Palmetto's success stems from the collaborative relationships that it has with key U.S. retailers like Walmart, who share a commitment to sustainable innovation, and U.S.-based manufacturing,” said Soltanzadeh. “The collaborations continue as we further expand our range of plant-based, high-protein, low-cost ramen sustainably sourced and made in the U.S.” Said U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, whose district includes Saluda County, where Palmetto Gourmet Foods is located: “South Carolina’s Third District is a great place for businesses to start, thrive, and expand. I’ve had the opportunity to visit many of the wonderful businesses in our area, including Palmetto Gourmet Foods, one of our many growing businesses. When our local businesses do well, so does our community.” Palmetto Gourmet Foods’ facility is expected to be powered by a solar plant that is expected to be operational in 2025. Sustainability has been a hallmark of Palmetto Gourmet Foods since its inception. The company’s products and packaging are already among the most sustainably produced in the food industry, according to a lifecycle analysis study conducted by the University of Michigan. “Sustainability is fully integrated into all the parts of our business – from our operations to the packaging and the product itself,” said Soltanzadeh. “We fully understand that our customers, our retail partners, and the wider community expect their favorite brands to be environmentally responsible – it’s a commitment we take seriously.” About Palmetto Gourmet Foods Palmetto Gourmet Foods ( www.palmettogf.com ), located in Saluda, S.C., is an innovator and producer of the world’s first high protein organic ramen noodle, sold under the Chef Woo brand as well as producer of the popular Ramen Express brand. Both products are available nationwide in more than 20,000 stores, including major retailers such as Walmart, Costco and others. These products are also being exported coast-to-coast in Canada, with growing international demand. Palmetto Gourmet Foods is one of the fastest-growing food companies in the U.S. and is the first American producer of innovative sustainable, plant-based ramen noodles. With a focus on sustainability, the company strives to partner with local and environmentally friendly suppliers and use recyclable packaging. With its Chef Woo product, Palmetto Gourmet Foods is supported by retailers such as Costco and Walmart in developing an affordable, convenient, shelf-stable and planet-friendly instant protein meal that can help in the fight against protein malnutrition, both domestically and on a world scale. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain statements regarding Borealis Foods and its subsidiary, Palmetto Gourmet Foods and their future anticipated results, performance, and achievements. These “forward-looking” statements are based on the beliefs of, assumptions made by, and information available to the manager. Where possible, this report uses words such as “may,” “will,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “plans,” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Borealis Foods and Palmetto Gourmet Foods are subject to various substantial risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause their actual results, performance, and achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on Borealis Foods' assumptions relating to financial forecasts and expectations regarding product development efforts, manufacturing capacity, and market demand. These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees but involve substantial known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which are based on both the views of management and assumptions that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activities, performance or achievements expressed in or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as well as other risk factors and assumptions may affect actual results, performance or achievements or financial projections. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. Borealis Foods and Palmetto Gourmet Foods disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in these forward-looking statements except as explicitly required by law. The contents of any website, RSS feed or Twitter account referenced in this press release are not incorporated by reference herein. Neither Borealis Foods nor Palmetto Gourmet Foods has independently verified any data from third-party sources referred to in this press release. Contact Details Palmetto Gourmet Foods Bob Zeitlinger bzeitlinger@makovsky.com Company Website https://palmettogf.com/

June 08, 2023 09:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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From Integrating AI To Strictly Protecting Client Data, How Online Education Company Amesite Inc Is Doing Things Differently To Disrupt Learning

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Click here to download the latest research report on Amesite Amesite Inc. (NASDAQ: AMST) CEO Dr. Ann Marie Sastry recently delivered a presentation at a leading Micro-Cap conference hosted by Sidoti & Company LLC. As an online platform and product developer powered by artificial intelligence (AI), Amesite is positioning itself to disrupt the current educational model. It plans to accomplish this with its robust, technology-first approach. In her presentation, Sastry set out how Detroit-based Amesite has the goal of becoming a leading education specialist for delivering improved e-learning experiences and outcomes. In 2022 Amesite started a collaboration with Microsoft for the use of its Azure cloud, and it was featured in a story on Microsoft’s website. In February of 2023, it officially adopted GPT-3, the technology behind ChatGPT, onto its learning management system (LMS). In April, it launched the anticipated Version 6.0 (V6) of its platform. V6 is integrated with GPT-4, the AI system powering Bing and ChatGPT Plus. Amesite’s platform now includes AI capabilities such as learning and creative assistants, as well as a free course on GPT fundamentals. Its generative AI capabilities mean that the platform now allows customers to create features like educational games, interactive learning experiences, leaderboards and other learning incentives. A Strong Position In A Growing Market Amesite’s vision for education and upskilling is for learners not to be educated in silos but instead, be brought into a larger learning community. The company provides a top-tier learning management system (LMS) that sits at the intersection of several industries, including AI, online education and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Amesite believes it can harness the growth of each of these markets to scale its customer base and grow revenue. Each market is poised for significant growth in the next decade. The AI market was worth $136 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37.3% between 2023 and 2030. Meanwhile, the SaaS market is expected to grow from $167 billion in 2022 to $462 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 18.5% during the forecast period, and online education is projected to reach a value of $602 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 17.2% over 2023-2030. Amesite already works with numerous universities, museums, government agencies and businesses to deliver its suite of online products. Its LMS delivers a 99% retention rate across its paid products, compared with a 60% industry average retention rate. How Amesite Is Doing Education Differently Something that differentiates Amesite’s position in the market is its approach to client data. While it uses analytics to improve customer experience, the company has a strict approach of never selling data to third parties or using data for exploitative purposes. Amesite also delivers what Sastry described as the best-in-class code and architecture in its LMS. Its V6 platform tools enable the integration of thousands of application programming interfaces (APIs). These APIs, along with Amesite’s collaboration with Microsoft, mean that Amesite’s offerings are easily scalable, and are capable of fast and efficient product delivery. Its robust architecture allows the company to continuously integrate improvements into the system. In a case study released earlier this year, Amesite revealed it was able to onboard 50 courses in four days for its client, the leading commodity management company EWIE Group of Companies (EGC). On average, Amesite is able to provide a custom-branded, enterprise-scale system for clients within just 24 hours, and its easy-to-use platform means custom-developed content is fully accessible within only one month. Other companies in the space include Coursera Inc. (NYSE: COUR), 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU) and Powerschool Holdings Inc. (NYSE: PWSC). According to Amesite – citing data from a third-party source – Amesite has a higher positive consumer sentiment score and a lower negative sentiment score than any of its competitors. Learn more about how Amesite is disrupting education with AI. Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence driven platform and course designer, provides online products in the United States. The company uses machine learning to offer a mass customized experience to learners. Its customers include businesses, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Amesite, Inc. +1 734-876-8141 info@amesite.com Company Website http://www.amesite.io

June 08, 2023 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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