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Ripken Baseball Celebrates National Beef Month with Tommy’s Jerky

Ripken Baseball

In celebration of National Beef Month in May, Ripken Baseball announces its first multi-year partnership in the meats and smokies category with Tommy’s Jerky. As the official jerky of Ripken Baseball, Tommy’s Jerky will provide its award-winning products at The Ripken Experience™ in Aberdeen, MD, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Pigeon Forge, TN. To kick off the new partnership, Ripken Baseball will host multiple “Jerky and Jersey” social media contests where fans can win a supply of Tommy’s Jerky products along with a Cal Ripken, Jr. autographed jersey. “We continue to identify and align with partners that elevate the players’ experience,” said Amanda Shank, Vice President of Business Development for Ripken Baseball. “Tommy’s Jerky is the ultimate easy to go snack and perfect option for all of our players, coaches, umpires, and families inside and outside our facilities.” As part of the retail program, Tommy’s Jerky award-winning jerky and meat smokies will be made available to enhance performance and refuel the umpires during competition. In addition, youth travel baseball teams seeking a delicious and easy way to raise funds to support their program have an opportunity to earn a profit by selling Tommy’s Jerky variety of products. Teams are encouraged to reach out directly to Amy Bulick at abulick@tommysjerky.com if interested in receiving more information about Tommy’s Jerky fundraiser program. “We are so pleased and honored to be the Official Jerky and Smokies of Ripken Baseball,” said Amy Bulick, President and CEO of Tommy’s Jerky and Smokies. “Our high-quality production process and unique flavors set us apart from other jerky and smokie brands. Like Ripken Baseball, we are a first-class experience, and we take great pride in what we do.” Tommy’s Jerky and Smokies looks forward to supplying players, families, and fans with amazing products to tempt their tastes for many seasons to come. About Tommy’s Jerky: Tommy’s Jerky and Smokies is built on tradition and pride of a job well done. With a state-of-the-art facility and USDA approval, the delicious jerky and smokies are made for a high protein, low fat snack to enjoy on the go or any time. Made from the highest quality meats, there is a flavor to please everyone that offers a healthy energy filled boost of flavor that fills cravings and boosts performance. About Ripken Baseball Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big-League Experiences, while teaching the values of the game, and how to play it the right way – the Ripken Way. Recently expanding the best experience in youth sports to satellite locations through Ripken Select Tournaments, Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience™ Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience™ Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), and The Ripken Experience™ Pigeon Forge (Tennessee). Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.ripkenbaseball.com/

April 28, 2022 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

Maple

Maple, a provider of reliable, remote online access for students, announced the availability of its fully portable and pocket-sized connectivity solutions for closing the digital divide in rural and low-income communities. School leaders throughout the United States can partner with Maple to take advantage of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to give students a safe and reliable home internet connection that promotes online learning and unlocks opportunities. Remote and hybrid learning is here to stay, making technology and at-home internet access essential for students to access academic resources. These basic tools that millions of students need are often unavailable to children in underserved and low-income communities, creating gaps in learning, reducing opportunities to advance, and threatening future goals. According to the Federal Communication Commission, nearly 17 million students lack at-home internet access —many of whom are from minority, low-income, and rural communities. "Education is a human right," stated Michael Kadisha, Chief Executive of Maple. "Equal access to education is, in my view, the defining civil rights issue of our time. Regardless of location or economic status, all students today must have equal access to the internet to succeed.” Maple and its leadership team have a proven history of creating solutions for education and serving students. At the outset of the pandemic, Maple provided Chromebooks and other technologies to support remote learning. They quickly realized that a computer or tablet is of little use without reliable internet access. To solve this, Maple partnered with StratusX to build the Maple Hotspot, a cellular, cloud-managed personal WiFi solution that connects students and educators to their digital classrooms from anywhere. Maple hotspots eliminate the frustration associated with slow or 'spotty' service. When students in areas with limited mobile service utilize the Maple hotspot, they can reliably access the internet whenever and wherever they want. "We are proud to partner with StratusX in this critical endeavor," Kadisha said. “Their unique patented technology prevents service disruptions as devices switch seamlessly between mobile carrier networks to capture the optimal signal at all times. This benefit is critical as it gives high-speed connectivity while avoiding downtime for students from any carrier facing weather disruptions, technical issues, or even poor reception in the students' location." "With Maple's insights, experience, and guidance in the education sector, our team designed many specific features, including cloud-managed CIPA compliance to ensure safe access to content authorized by schools," explained Raviv Laor, StratusX's CEO. "With Maple, connecting online is always available, safe, and compliant." While several other hotspot providers exist, Maple's school-centric solution uniquely addresses the needs of educators, students, and school leadership. "This turnkey connectivity solution meets the specific demands of the education sector: schools have customized features to implement certain web surfing restrictions and verification options that ensure students have safe experiences online. Most importantly, the device's proprietary SIM management technology allows schools to connect, manage, configure and operate their fleets 100% remotely," said Laor. "It is a win-win situation. Schools save time and students learn with the technology they need," Kadisha continued. "We are proud of our role in eliminating these easily addressable inequities that arise from a lack of online access and improving learning outcomes for all students." Schools may use the funds they secure through the ECF program to procure Maple hotspots. A new application window opens on April 28 and runs through May 13, where schools may request 100% funding for student connectivity needs. Maple also provides schools with white-glove service, with end-to-end assistance from government funding applications to hardware setup and device deployment. “We know that the Homework Gap is a financial and emotional burden for students," Kadisha said. "We can and will do better." About Maple Maple provides trusted technology solutions for schools, students, and libraries that bridge the digital divide by delivering high-quality internet access that unlocks valuable educational experiences for students. Please visit https://www.mapleconnect.co/. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with a Maple spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene of kglobal at daniel.rene@kglobal.com or 202-329-8357 Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 daniel.rene@kglobal.com Company Website https://www.mapleconnect.co/

April 26, 2022 12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Au Bon Pain Celebrates First-Ever “Sandwich Madness” Contest

Au Bon Pain

How do you fill the innovation pipeline in a supply chain-challenged world? Engage your employees and create a contest where each location is invited to create new recipes utilizing only existing ingredients. To combat supply chain issues and rising food costs, Au Bon Pain launched a “Sandwich Madness” contest, which enlisted its 3,000-plus sandwich makers, bakers and cafe employees across the nation to submit a sandwich recipe and menu description. Tapping into the talent and creativity within their cafes, contestants competed in three heated brackets, with two winners emerging in the Championship round. Today the chain announced the winners — The Ranchero Wrap and The Cleveland Fireside Egg Sandwich. Both will be featured as upcoming LTOs in late 2022. “Inflation and supply chain issues challenge all restaurants,” said Au Bon Pain Corporate Chef Anne Riley. “By tapping into our employees and their creativity with ingredients, we can offer new, craveable sandwiches without straining resources.” A panel of expert judges, including Riley, named the winning sandwiches from 45 contest entries. The Ranchero Wrap is a hot wrap featuring BBQ marinated chicken, a three-cheese blend, red bell peppers, tomatoes, red onions, arugula, ranch dressing and chipotle mayo on a whole wheat tortilla. It was co-created by Genisis Santos and Laura Lopez from Au Bon Pain’s bakery café at Bellevue Hospital, 462 First Ave. in New York City. The Cleveland Fireside Egg Sandwich is a breakfast sandwich featuring eggs, hardwood smoked bacon, swiss cheese, tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, spinach and chipotle mayo on ciabatta. Michael Thomas and Michellica Burson from Au Bon Pain’s bakery cafe at 600 Superior Avenue in Cleveland created this masterpiece. In addition to having their sandwiches featured as an upcoming LTO, each winner received a cash prize and a special trophy featuring their recipes. Genisis Santos and Michael Thomas represented their recipes at the Boston championship round. Employees from many of the brand’s 119 U.S.-based franchise- and corporate-owned locations submitted a recipe, and Riley sees team building as an added benefit of the contest. “Our teams responded with such excitement and creativity. We received so many delicious recipes,” said Riley. “Seeing both corporate-owned and franchise cafes enthusiastically collaborate made for a fun competition that will bring even more mouth-watering recipes to our guests.” Au Bon Pain (translated “from good bread”) offers gourmet convenience to travelers, students, commuters and friends. It serves quality products made from simple ingredients in locations including transportation hubs, airports, urban office buildings, universities and hospitals. See the full menu of fresh and flavorful sandwiches, breads, pastries, salads, soups and coffee or order online at aubonpain.com. Founded in Boston in 1978, Dallas-based Ampex Brands purchased the bakery cafe in 2021, catapulting the franchisee into a franchisor role and expanding its footprint internationally. Contact Details Center Reach Communication Ashley Clontz +1 210-286-0105 ashley@centerreachcommunication.com Company Website https://www.aubonpain.com/

April 26, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rally Embraces Dalmore Group for Fractionalized Investment Expertise

Dalmore Group

The Dalmore Group is the go-to Broker-Dealer for Fractional Share issuers under Regulation A+ financing in the collectibles space. That’s where companies offer investors the opportunity to own a portion of a rare, valuable asset. One such issuer is Dalmore client, Rally, which operates a leading platform for the purchase and sale of equity shares in unique, often one-of-a-kind assets, with historical and cultural significance. According to Etan Butler, Chairman of Dalmore Group, the relationship with Rally runs deep: “Rally was Dalmore’s first fractional share platform client. They are the leader of Regulation A+ series issuers and many of our other fractional share clients have been inspired by Rally’s success. I am impressed by Rally’s trailblazing creativity and how they have cultivated and built their investor community. We are proud to be their partner in this exciting enterprise.” According to Fitz Tepper, VP of Operations at Rally, “Dalmore has been a great partner as we've continued to grow our business and expand into other asset classes. Dalmore understands the market and understands the unique challenges and opportunities faced by fast-growing startups like Rally. Dalmore approaches each challenge with creativity and sensitivity to the needs of client entrepreneurs. We are excited to help lead the way in our industry’s growth along with the talent and experience of the Dalmore Group and its leadership.” It is hard to ignore the allure of collectibles like high value art, sports memorabilia, rare watches, and classic cars. But investors need to be careful to find the right balance between their passion for or curiosity about a particularly attractive collectible and a good investment opportunity. And that’s where the need for a credible issuer like Rally and an experienced broker dealer like Dalmore comes into play. Regulation A+ Series Issuers in the collectibles fractional share ownership space don’t sell shares of their business. Instead, they use the opportunity to allow investors to purchase equity directly in things like rare collectables, sports memorabilia, films – and even dinosaur bones. These issuers, like Rally, use cutting edge apps which maximize user experience to create communities of investors who can build their own portfolios of things they’ve always dreamed about – but could never imagine owning themselves. “The beauty of the collectibles category is that now people can own the things they could previously only dream of – or at least they can own a piece of the asset,” says Butler. “This means that while someone might not have $100,000 to buy a Michael Jordan rookie card, he can still get an ownership stake with a modest $10 investment. Think about it: You can buy a share in an iconic Jordan rookie card, vintage car or bluechip NFT with just a few taps. And with that purchase, you own a piece of your dream. That’s the world of fractionalized ownership which has been unlocked by Regulation A+ investing. Average investors now have the opportunity to own a piece of a prize that previously was only available to the super rich.” Rally has seen a post-pandemic uptick in the collectibles market: “​​Coming out of the pandemic we saw people with a desire to re-engage with hobbies like collecting. Rally is the perfect platform for those activities, as we give our members access to items they may have a deep nostalgia for but otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.” said Tepper. Rally has opened access to blue-chip NFTs like Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, with each NFT offering being a Regulation A+ offering just like any other asset class on the platform. According to Tepper, “after just a few months of NFT offerings, we're proud that in many cases there are more investors on Rally that own a share of these NFTs than there are owners outside of Rally. This is the core mission of our platform - giving access to assets that people otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.” Butler and Dalmore are excited about the growth and potential of the collectibles market. And they see collectibles as a part of the investment market: Look to build a portfolio of collectables that you enjoy owning. And if you plan to invest, look at historical valuations and trends, and make sure to diversify. Having onboarded more than 200 Regulation A+ clients since 2019, Dalmore is the broker dealer of choice for issuers looking to raise capital through Regulation A+ and otherwise. Learn more about Dalmore Group’s history, experience, Regulation A+ services and flexible fee arrangements at Dalmorefg.com. ABOUT DALMORE Dalmore Group specializes in helping companies raise capital online at scale through Regulations A+, CF and D, and has onboarded over 200 Regulation A+ issuers since 2019. Learn more about how Dalmore Group is leading the way for primary issuance and secondary market trading of private securities at www.dalmorefg.com and keep up to date on the latest company news and information directly via Dalmore Group’s LinkedIn page. ABOUT RALLY Rally is a platform for buying & selling fractional equity in unique, often one-of-a-kind assets with historical and cultural significance. Every week Rally runs Initial Offerings, allowing investors to purchase shares of assets similar to the way they would buy a share of a stock, with no minimums and no commission. It also facilitates a secondary market for those assets through registered broker dealers within the app, allowing investors to access liquidity daily during Market Hours (Monday through Friday, excluding standard stock market holidays, from 10:30am(ET) – 4:30pm(ET). Rally started with classic cars in 2017 and since then it has moved into 19 total investment categories including watches, wine, high end sports memorabilia, blue chip NFTs, dinosaur fossils, and more – asset brackets and collectibles with sizable enthusiast communities, but limited access to the best-in-class examples for everyday investors. The ultimate goal is to give everyone access to ownership and liquidity in the things they really care about, instead of just investing in a ticker symbol. Disclaimer This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, the solicitation of an offer to buy, or a solicitation of interest in any contemplated offering of, securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering of securities will be made only by means of a duly qualified offering circular, which can be obtained by qualified investors through our platform. Information about our offerings must be read in conjunction with such offering circular in order to understand fully all of the implications and risks of the offering of securities to which it relates. Contact Details Trisha Larocchia +1 516-225-5932 tlarocchia@n6a.com Company Website https://dalmorefg.com/

April 26, 2022 08:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder Proposal Highlights Coca-Cola CEO’s Hypocrisy

National Legal & Policy Center

This morning National Legal and Policy Center will present a resolution at The Coca-Cola Company ’s annual shareholder meeting that would require the board to implement a policy to require the chair of the board of directors to be an independent member. Currently James Quincey holds the roles of both Chairman and CEO. Speaking as sponsor of the resolution was Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. His remarks as delivered follow; Extended remarks can be accessed at NLPC.org: I am Paul Chesser, director of the Corporate Integrity Project for National Legal and Policy Center. Because the company is allowing only three minutes for the presentation of proposals, my extended remarks can be found on our website, NLPC.org. On March 31, 2021, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey caved to progressive political activists and said about Georgia’s election integrity law, “I want to be crystal clear. The Coca-Cola Company does not support this legislation, as it makes it harder for people to vote, not easier.” However, as voter ID legislation has moved through the Parliament the last few months in Mr. Quincey’s home country, the United Kingdom, we have not heard a peep from him. Why not? Why does Mr. Quincey apply more stringent voting standards against the United States, where he receives his sizable paychecks? That’s not the only example of Mr. Quincey’s lack of awareness. Last year it was discovered also, under Mr. Quincey’s leadership, that Coca-Cola had imposed diversity training for its employees. The sessions included a course called “Confronting Racism,” which alleges that U.S. whites are socialized to believe they are “inherently superior” and suggests they “try to be less white” by being “less oppressive” and “break with white solidarity.” And during the height of the rioting across the nation during the summer of 2020, Mr. Quincey poured gasoline on the fire by embracing the violent, Marxist “Black Lives Matter” cause that destroyed many of our cities’ downtowns, including Atlanta’s. Mr. Quincey’s virtue-signaling has also addressed the topic of gender as well, with Coca-Cola boasting of its initiatives to help women, and highlighting its Equal Opportunity Policy that prohibits harassment, intimidation, retaliation, and threats against women. Those policies ring hollow, however, as Mr. Quincey totally ignored our request for him to call a special meeting of the Board to remove director Bobby Kotick, whose management of Activision Blizzard led to many credible charges of sexual harassment and assault at his company. Characterized as a “frat boy culture” by the California Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing, Mr. Kotick’s company lost several top executives, and hundreds of employees signed a petition calling for his ouster. While Mr. Quincey has bashed Americans and their alleged default racism, he has led our company in solidarity and submission to Communist China, even sponsoring the Genocide Olympics, and maintaining a factory in a province where millions of Muslim-minority Uyghurs are forced into slave labor and concentration camps. This is who moralist James Quincey believes Coca-Cola should partner with – genocidal communists, while hypocritically bashing Americans and their freedoms back home. His leadership has earned the company the mocking nickname, “Woke-a-Cola.” If any corporate resolution to separate the roles of Chairman and CEO is justified, it’s this one. END DELIVERED REMARKS The full text of NLPC’s shareholder resolution for The Coca-Cola Company can be viewed here. The text of Chesser’s extended remarks in support of the resolution can be viewed here. NLPC this week will also present shareholder resolutions on various issues at the annual shareholder meetings held by Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman-Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Boeing and Berkshire-Hathaway. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Paul Chesser +1 703-327-1970 pchesser@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

April 26, 2022 08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Retention Cloud Leader CleverTap Recognized as the “Breakout SaaS Startup of the Year” at SaaSBOOMi Awards 2021

CleverTap

CleverTap, the world’s leading retention cloud today announced it has been awarded the "Breakout SaaS Startup of the Year'' at the SaaSBOOMi Awards 2021. The awards, presented by SaaSBOOMi, an informal group of SaaS founders looking to network and learn from each other, recognizes excellence in Indian SaaS companies, their founders, and their many achievements and successes. India’s SaaS industry now boasts over $1.5 billion in annual revenues, with around 1,500+ SaaS companies as an active part of the SaaS community. Acknowledging the importance of this industry, the SaaSBOOMi Awards were launched in 2020 with a mission to celebrate the extraordinary aspirations and efforts of Indian SaaS founders. “The SaaSBOOMi Awards were introduced to recognise exemplary SaaS startups in the country that have set global standards in deep tech and cutting-edge innovation,” said Vinod Muthukrishnan, Member, SaaSBOOMi Awards team. “For the recently concluded 2021 edition, we are very happy to recognise CleverTap as the ‘ Breakout SaaS Startup of the Year.’ This accolade truly reflects the brand’s phenomenal work over the last year and its commitment to building exceptional user experiences for its customers.” “This is our first award from SaaSBOOMi and will be our most precious. Our customers make us successful and this award, which is shaped and judged by the community, underlines the importance of that bond and trust for us as a company and the partners who support us,” said Anand Jain, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, CleverTap. “We will continue to focus on solving the problem of user retention for consumer apps of all sizes. Our goal is to be the retention category market leader, not just in India and Southeast Asia but also North America and Europe and amplify the Indian SaaS success story to a growing and global audience.” The award is just one in a string of recent accolades recognising CleverTap’s technology prowess and capabilities. More than 10,000 apps across industries and geographies use CleverTap for customer engagement and retention over 3 billion devices. Built for speed, security, and scale, CleverTap has helped customers send over one trillion messages and create about 9 million campaigns in 2021. About CleverTap CleverTap is the modern, integrated retention cloud that empowers digital consumer brands to increase customer retention and lifetime value. For brands that understand and value user retention, CleverTap drives context and individualization with the help of a unified and deep data layer, AI/ML powered insights and automation. Customers around the world representing over 10,000 apps, including Vodafone Idea, SonyLIV, Daimler, Gojek, Carousell, and Premier League, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long term revenue. Backed by leading venture capital firms including Sequoia India, Tiger Global Management, and Accel, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Mumbai, Singapore, and Dubai. For more information, visit clevertap.com or follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Contact Details CleverTap Sony Shetty sony@clevertap.com Company Website https://clevertap.com/

April 26, 2022 02:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fonté Coffee Roaster Bets on Downtown Seattle with a New Café Restaurant in Rainier Square

Wright Runstad

Fonté Coffee Roaster, Seattle’s pioneer micro roasters founded by Paul Odom in 1992, announces that it will open a new flagship café and restaurant in the lobby of the 58 story Rainier Square, making it the newest “hot spot” in downtown Seattle. The expansive lobby is the central gathering hub that links Wright Runstad & Company’s Rainier Square and 400 University projects with the original Rainier Tower on a single block that encompasses 189 high end apartment homes, over 1.5 million square of office space, diverse retail offerings and ample parking. Fonté, a local coffee roaster operating seven cafés and relationships with the finest chefs, restaurants and hoteliers in the country, is set to open the flagship store in fall of 2022. The Fonté Café and Restaurant at Rainier Square will not only provide its classic offerings of fine coffee and high-quality hand-made to-go fare, it will entertain Seattle with a sit-down culinary dining experience with a fresh ingredients driven menu. The Fonté flagship café will join PCC Community Markets as Rainier Square comes to life with 80% of its apartment homes already leased and a growing roster of premier commercial tenants filling its office space. For Fonté’s part, an energetic commitment to entertaining will be as important as the commitment to fine quality. Hand-made cocktails prepared table side from a traveling trolley and engaging baristas, servers and bartenders are on the menu. “I believe that Seattle wants to be entertained again. I hope this collaboration inspires downtown Seattle’s 2.0 version and brings much-needed play back to our dynamic city,” says Odom. Odom is certain that offering a cool coffee and cocktails dining experience where people can gather and be social will help jump-start the process. “Envision New York’s Eataly by day and old Nomad Bar by night as inspiration for the concept.” The store will operate in Rainier Square’s expansive main floor lobby, serving indoor lounge and outdoor courtyard seating all day and into the night. Located on the block between Union and University and Fourth and Fifth Avenues, Rainier Square occupies the preeminent location in the heart of downtown Seattle. With easy access to transit and ample underground parking, getting to Fonté’s new flagship café will be easy for city residents and tourists alike who are looking for coffee and breakfast in the morning, lunch at mid-day, a place to unwind with a cocktail after work or for dinner before the theater. About Rainier Square: Developed by Wright Runstad & Company and opened in 2020, Rainier Square occupies the prominent position in Seattle’s downtown and on its skyline. The 1.1 million square foot project includes a 58-story tower containing 734,000 square feet of office space and The Residences at Rainier Square, 189 luxury apartment residences on its uppermost floors. Rainier Square shares the block with the 400 University building and the landmark Rainier Tower. All three properties are connected at the main lobby level which features Fonte’s flagship Café and Restaurant and affords access to a unique mix of destination retailers, a 20,000 square foot PCC Community Market and ample underground parking. More information about Rainier Square can be found at www.rainiersquare.com About Fonté: Founded in 1992, Fonté Coffee Roaster is the longest standing independent micro coffee roaster still owned and operated by its original founder Paul Odom. Fonté headquarters and roasting facility are located in the hip Georgetown district in Seattle, WA. The company owns and operates seven coffee bars with two more in development under the Fonté & Uptown Espresso brand names. The company manages a lively wholesale operation supplying the nation’s premier chefs, restaurants and hoteliers as well as a thriving online business. Fonté roasts coffee by hand and as part of its commitment to artisan quality has allowed only three qualified people in the last thirty years to perform the role of roaster. One is Fonté’s master roaster, Steve Smith, who has experience dating back to the 1970s where he was the first master roaster for the Starbucks Coffee Company. In 1991, Steve brought his expertise to full bloom with Fonté Coffee Roaster, where curating only the finest coffees from meticulous growers from the best regions is a priority. Coffees are selected from all over the world based on individual varietal character and are only chosen if they meet the standards of the signature Fonté roast. As a green coffee buyer and full reign of our roasters, we seek to experiment and create the unimaginable, the highest level of excellence in the coffee experience. Contact Details Forrest Carman +1 206-859-3118 forrestc@owenmedia.com Company Website https://www.rainiersquare.com/

April 25, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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An Easier Way to Invest and Learn Along the Way from Plynk

YourUpdateTV

Would it surprise you to know that 80 million Americans are interested in investing, but don’t know where to begin? Many people might be feeling left behind or not comfortable entering the world of investing. That does not have to be the case. Financial literacy could be the key, as it empowers us to make smart financial decisions. It’s important for individuals to know it’s never too late or too early to increase their knowledge and begin their financial journey. Enter Plynk: A new investment app for beginners that helps them get started with investing, build confidence, and gain knowledge along the way. Too often, the industry has overcomplicated investing with unnecessary jargon and complex charts. By including educational content and tips throughout the app, beginner investors aren’t alone– now is your opportunity to learn how Plynk is here to help. Plynk Think allows you to learn and gain confidence by encouraging a learn-by-doing approach. In honor of financial literacy month, Plynk is offering an earn-while-you-learn offer. All you have to do is read a lesson in Plynk Think, make an investment, and you can qualify for the match. For complete terms and conditions everyone can visit PlynkInvest.com Learn more at www.plynkinvest.com A bout Plynk: Plynk is a new, no-experience-required investing app to help make investing easier for beginners. Created by people who have a passion for making investing simple, Plynk makes it easy to get started, get comfortable and get the hang of investing. Plynk offers straightforward language, clear explanations and just a $1 minimum to make it easy to begin investing. Plynk also includes tips, how-tosand easy to understand educational articles that help beginners learn as they go.Learn more at www.plynkinvest.com. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

April 25, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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COD, Aurora University Launch 2+2 Agreements with Graduate Study Pathways in Exercise Science, Athletic Training and Sports Management

College of DuPage

College of DuPage and Aurora University have launched three new 2+2 programs designed to help COD Physical Education, Fitness and Sports Studies students pursue advanced degrees. The programs are made possible through a new institutional partnership between COD and Aurora setting the foundation for future pathway agreements for COD students to seamlessly transfer to Aurora at the junior level. “This new institutional partnership between COD and Aurora University reflects our collaborative and intentional level of commitment to providing seamless student access and paths to success in higher education,” said COD President Dr. Brian Caputo. “Through the new programs, we are excited to offer various opportunities for our physical education students, especially those interested in furthering their education beyond a bachelor’s degree.” Developed for students who plan to major in exercise science or sports management, the new programs allow students to earn an associate degree at COD and a bachelor’s degree from Aurora in just four years with the option of a fifth year to earn a master’s degree in a related area of study. Students can pursue three different 2+2 agreements: a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with an option to earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training; a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with an option to earn a Master of Science in Exercise Science; or a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with an option to earn a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Management. Under the agreements, COD students can start planning their transition to Aurora as early as their first semester by following an academic transfer plan designed to ensure a smooth transition. “This exciting new partnership with Aurora University gives our students an educational framework from day one of classes,” said COD Physical Education Assistant Professor Stephanie Vlach. “Not only does this allow COD students to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, but it also leads to excellent career or graduate-level pathways, including the only partnership of its kind for COD students interested in a career as an athletic trainer.” Aurora University Dean of Health Science Sarah Radke said she is excited to partner with COD to offer opportunities for students wanting to continue their education. “Students will gain hands-on experience working in our state-of-the-art labs and in a premier internship experience,” she said. “We are also excited to extend that pathway into our plus one graduate programs in exercise science, sport management and athletic training.” For more information about these new agreements, contact COD’s Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services Department at (630) 942-2259. Learn more about COD’s Physical Education, Fitness and Sports Studies transfer opportunities. Contact Details Angela Mennecke +1 630-942-3134 menneckea@cod.edu

April 25, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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