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CITY GEAR HOSTS CUTZ 4 KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION WITH FREE HAIRCUTS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN KANSAS CITY

Hibbett, Inc.

As summer vacation draws to a close and the new school year approaches, Hibbett | City Gear and PUMA announce an action-packed Back to School celebration in Kansas City. Cutz 4 Kids will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2023 at City Gear, located at 8670 E. 63 rd St. in Kansas City.The Back to School event will run from 11am to 4pm. “We are excited to partner with PUMA to host this fun event for the Kansas City community to help kick off the new school year,” said Jennifer Holloway, City Gear, District Manager. “It’s always a fun time and the kids especially love getting in the Barber’s chairs for a new haircut.” City Gear wants to make the back to school prep a little easier with some free stuff for families, while they are getting their back to school shopping done. The public is invited to stop by on Sunday, August 20 th from 11am to 4pm to join the fun. City Gear will provide free children’s haircuts and school supplies to attendees. Each year, City Gear hosts special back to school events across the country to show appreciation to local families in their communities, who may be stretched with back to school expenses. The company hires professional barbers and brings them onsite to provide free professional children’s haircuts for attendees. There is a party atmosphere to get kids pumped up about the new school year with their fresh new cuts and free school supplies. Throughout the day there is music, special promotions, giveaways, light refreshments and much more. Children of all ages are welcome to get free haircuts and school supplies on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1143 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

August 14, 2023 10:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The House of Suntory Proudly Celebrates 100 Years of Pioneering Japanese Spirits

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The House of Suntory, the Founding House of Japanese Whisky, celebrates its 100th anniversary of whisky innovation: a major milestone not only for Suntory’s history but for Japanese spirits culture. In honour of this centennial, the House releases a Suntory Anniversary Tribute short as imagined by Academy Award-winning Director Sofia Coppola and starring Actor Keanu Reeves, as well as an exclusive 100th-anniversary edition of its world-renowned whiskies. Twenty years after filming Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola returned to Japan to create the Suntory Anniversary Tribute. Coppola brings her artistic genius and admiration for Suntory Whisky to life as the creative director of the Tribute which honours Suntory’s illustrious past, present and future. The Suntory Anniversary Tribute tells the remarkable story of the brand’s heritage and whisky-making legacy over the last 100 years, depicting the meaning of “Suntory Time” through the eyes of its creator. The Suntory Anniversary Tribute, which features actor Keanu Reeves, a lover of Suntory Whisky and who previously appeared in a Suntory Reserve ad campaign in 1992, debuted earlier this summer during the Suntory Time 100th Anniversary Global Premiere event in New York City. The Tribute can now be viewed on The House of Suntory website here. “We are thrilled to announce the masterful cinematic work of art Keanu and Sofia have made to mark this monumental time in the brand’s history,” said Rob Tucker, Senior Brand Manager of The House of Suntory Canada. “As the pioneer of Japanese Whisky, The House of Suntory has played an immeasurable role in shaping the whisky culture in Japan. From our Fifth Generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo’s iconic blends, to showcasing the blossoming of Japanese Whisky craftmanship over the past 100 years, the film perfectly commemorates the legacy and footprint the House has had during the past century. The Suntory Whisky-loving duo has surpassed all expectations and we could not be more proud to celebrate it and share with Canada.” Later this summer, Reeves will star in another creative project in partnership with The House of Suntory: a series of documentary shorts from filmmaker Roman Coppola titled: “The Nature and Spirit of Japan.” The series explores Japanese whisky culture inspired by harmony with nature ( Wa ), elevated by Japanese craftsmanship ( Monozukuri ) and enjoyed as an authentic Japanese cultural experience ( Omotenashi ). The docuseries will strike a balance between education and entertainment, aiming to foster a deeper exploration of The House of Suntory and Japanese culture overall. "I’m honoured to partner with Suntory Whisky again thirty years after our Suntory Reserve campaign,” said Keanu Reeves. “I’m a huge fan of Suntory Whisky, so it’s very special to collaborate in honour of this milestone anniversary. My admiration for the whisky goes beyond tasting the whisky. It is the elevated Japanese craftsmanship and attention to every detail that makes Suntory Whisky so special. As an actor honing and perfecting my own craft, sharing this process in a docuseries is a thrill.” In honour of the centennial, The House of Suntory is releasing several limited-edition whiskies that highlight the unique Japanese craftsmanship at Suntory’s whisky distilleries and their meticulous art of blending including Yamazaki 18 Year Old Mizunara, which will be available in Canada, and Hakushu 18 Year Old Peated Malt whiskies. Limited 100th anniversary labels of the flagship Yamazaki 12 Year Old and Hakushu 12 Year Old will also be released for the centennial. “Hakushu and Yamazaki whiskies are gifts from our past handed down by generations,” said Fifth Generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo. “It is fitting to release limited editions as part of this incredible milestone, as they represent our relentless pursuit of quality and symbolize our promise to carry our philosophy on for the next one hundred years and beyond.” The centennial of The House of Suntory began with the establishment of its Yamazaki Distillery in 1923 —the first and oldest malt whisky distillery in Japan’s history. The House of Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii’s 100-year legacy began with a dream to “create an original Japanese whisky blessed with the riches of Japanese nature and craftsmanship,” which his grandson Shingo Torii carries forth today at Yamazaki and its distilleries across the country. Since its founding, The House of Suntory has been crafting world-class spirits and is known for Yamazaki, Hakushu, Chita, Kakubin, Hibiki, Suntory Whisky Toki and Ao, as well as Roku Gin and Haku Vodka. Currently available in various markets across Canada are Suntory Whisky Toki, Ao and Roku Gin with Yamazaki coming later this fall. This landmark anniversary is a significant milestone for The House of Suntory and for its home country of Japan. As a first step toward its promising future, The House of Suntory is investing 10 billion JPY ($77 million USD) to enhance its Yamazaki and Hakushu Distilleries which are currently closed for renovation and scheduled to reopen this fall. The House of Suntory has become synonymous with some of the best Japanese whiskies in the world today, and it has undoubtedly built a legacy worthy of celebration. The House of Suntory invites fans to join its new global membership program. Members will be among the first to hear about The House of Suntory new releases, receive priority consideration for invitations to consumer experiences*, learn news from the distilleries, gain early access to content and more. The House of Suntory membership program aims to bring Japanese whisky enthusiasts together around the world and provide a cultural journey through Japan. To sign up, please visit us online here. For more information about The House of Suntory, please visit us online here. *Limited number of invitations will be distributed in key cities. About The House of Suntory Since 1923, Suntory has been renowned as a pioneer of Japanese Whisky for its House of Master Blenders and for their Art of Blending. Founder Shinjiro Torii built Japan’s first malt whisky distillery in Yamazaki, and the Suntory legacy continued with Torii’s son and Suntory’s second Master Blender, Keizo Saji, who continued to establish distilleries including the Hakushu Distillery. As the generations of Suntory’s master blenders carry on, Suntory Whisky remains committed to heritage and innovation. The House of Suntory has been named four-time Distiller of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge in London, UK (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014). Suntory Whiskies are subtle, refined and complex. The portfolio includes Yamazaki, Hakushu, Chita, Kakubin, Hibiki, Suntory Whisky Toki and Ao. The House of Suntory portfolio also offers Roku Japanese Gin and Haku Japanese Vodka. Created from Japanese ingredients by the master artisans at The House of Suntory, Roku Gin and Haku Vodka represent the nature and spirit of Japan. This year, Suntory Whisky celebrates one hundred years of whisky innovation—a major milestone not only for the brand’s history, but for Japanese spirits culture as a whole. To mark this anniversary, The House of Suntory will be rolling out its centennial campaign throughout 2023. About Beam Suntory As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires the brilliance of life by delivering great consumer experiences through its world-class portfolio of brands. Known for its craftsmanship of premium whiskies, including Jim Beam®, Maker’s Mark®, Basil Hayden® and Knob Creek® bourbons; Japanese whiskies, including Yamazaki®, Hakushu®, Hibiki® and Toki®; and leading Scotch brands including Teacher’s, Laphroaig® and Bowmore®, Beam Suntory also produces leading brands such as Courvoisier® cognac, Tres Generaciones®, El Tesoro® and Hornitos® tequila, Roku and Sipsmith® gin, Canadian Club® whisky, and is a world leader in ready-to-drink cocktails, with brands like -196 and On The Rocks™ Premium Cocktails. A global company with approximately 6,000 employees in more than 30 countries, one of Beam Suntory’s core values is Growing for Good and through its Proof Positive sustainability strategy, the company has committed to ambitious goals and investments to promote environmental sustainability in its operations, ensure the company has a positive impact on the communities where employees live and work, and programs to inform consumers as they make choices about drinking. Headquartered in New York City, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com. Contact Details PRAXIS Meredith Nebel meredith@praxispr.ca PRAXIS Lindsay Craven lindsay@praxispr.ca PRAXIS Brenna Clarke brenna@praxispr.ca Company Website https://house.suntory.com

August 14, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Be Ready for Back to School

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Contact Details Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

August 14, 2023 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys, A New Luxury Grooming Shop in Darien Rethinks Self Care

Hammer and Nail

Men have not always prioritized self-care. Unfortunately, it’s often due to busy schedules or not having a convenient place offering a complete grooming experience. Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys provides the solution for both. The brand continues its rapid expansion opening its 27th U.S. location and 2nd in Connecticut in the popular Darien Commons/Noroton Heights area at 88 Heights Rd., Darien, CT 06820. On Saturday, September 9, 2023, the Darien, CT, location will host its grand opening, offering premium haircuts, straight-razor shaves, manicures, pedicures, facial treatments, and waxing services. The ultimate in pampering and relaxation, guests will enjoy sinking into comfortable oversized leather chairs while wearing noise-canceling headphones and watching the big game with their favorite drink. It's a great place for guys' day, get ready for that special day, or host a private event for your closest friends or clients. Get The Royal Treatment: Once you’ve experienced this level of service and comfort, you'll want to make this part of your regular grooming routine. Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys offers a-la-carte services and monthly memberships. Classic Club members receive a choice of two 30-minute services per month. The VIP member receives three 45- or 60-minute monthly premium services. The newly released Club Luxe membership gives unlimited services and one complimentary monthly guest pass. All members enjoy: Month-to-month memberships, no long-term contracts Zero risk, cancel anytime Unused services roll over; never lose them Share services with family and friends, even if they’re not members. Combine services to upgrade your experience Complimentary non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage 20-40%+ discounts on retail and services Complimentary upgrade days Private members-only events Memberships can be used at any Hammer & Nails locations Opening Promotion: Founding Members signing up before September 9th will receive a discounted monthly membership rate and one additional complimentary premium service ($90-$120 value). Limited to the first 150 members. Sign Up Here “Hammer & Nails is such a great concept. Nobody else offers a consistent, quality experience that is comparable to Hammer & Nails,” says Garret Oledzki, Hammer and Nails Darien Franchisee and Connecticut local. “When I moved to the area, I went to four different barber shops before I found a barber that understood what I wanted with my beard. I know the struggle to find a good barber. Hammer & Nails will be ‘your barber’. In addition, we offer many other grooming services that should be a regular part of everybody's routine. Hammer & Nails makes it incredibly easy, comfortable, and enjoyable to go beyond a haircut or beard trim, and add a pedicure, or a facial to your routine. If it appeals to me, I'm sure it appeals to plenty of other guys out there.” About the Men’s Grooming Industry & Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys As stated by CNN, Men’s grooming is booming. According to data gathered by market insight company Statista this year, the global male grooming market is expected to be worth $115 billion by 2028, up from nearly $80 billion in 2022. The same market was worth an estimated $74.8 billion in 2021. Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys is capitalizing on this exponential growth. One of the fastest-growing franchise brands in this space, its services and products are synonymous with luxury and relaxation. Hammer & Nails was the first to introduce the membership model to men’s grooming shops nationally. Hammer & Nails is helping to monetize centuries-old routine habits. The brand’s recurring revenue model helps drive greater stability and predictability for its franchisee partners. It’s a full-service brand dedicated to supporting its franchise owners for their entire journey. The brand is on track to have 40 locations open by the end of 2023 and 100 open by the end of 2024. Furthermore, Hammer & Nails aims to double store openings every year for the next ten years. Individuals interested in franchising with Hammer & Nails can contact Franchise Opportunities. Due to the brand’s rapid expansion and strong demand from its existing franchise owners, the premium locations are selling quickly; certain regions are already sold out. Only 2% of those that inquire will be selected to join the franchise team. Well-qualified & motivated prospects only apply, please. Hammer & Nails is a distinguished grooming destination dedicated to providing men with an exceptional grooming experience in an upscale environment. With a focus on quality, relaxation, and rejuvenation, Hammer & Nails has become synonymous with luxury in the grooming industry. Contact Details Madison Baber +1 210-213-2426 madison@rprfirm.com Company Website https://hammerandnailsgrooming.com/

August 11, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Back-to-School Shopping 101

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Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

August 11, 2023 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FanDuel Promo Code: Get a 1,000 USD No Sweat First Bet for Lionel Messi's Inter Miami vs Charlotte

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Lionel Messi continues his MLS adventure with Inter Miami on Friday night, as he and Inter Miami take on Charlotte in the quarter-finals of the Leagues Cup. To mark the occasion, FanDuel is offering new customers the chance to claim a 1,000 USD no sweat first bet to use on the big match. FanDuel is one of the top betting sites in the US, as seen on NewsDirect.com. This promotion is available for many markets, including Messi to score and Inter Miami to win, who have won all four of their games since the arrival of the Argentine. To learn how to claim this exciting promo code today, continue on. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Hope is here. Gamblinghelplinema.org or call (800)-327-5050 for 24/7 support (MA). Call 1-877-8HOPE-NY or Text HOPENY (467369) (NY). CLAIM LIONEL MESSI FANDUEL PROMO CODE HERE How The FanDuel Promo Code Works 1. Click the link above to be taken to the FanDuel sign-up page. 2. Provide your personal details, such as your name, address, and date of birth. Verify these details when prompted. 3. Select a unique username and password combination. 4. Make your first deposit worth at least 10 USD — no promo code has to be entered to be eligible for this promotion. 5. Place your first bet of up to 1,000 USD. If it wins, take your cash — if it loses, receive 100% of your stake back up to 1,000 USD in bonus bets. Any losing first bets placed over 1,000 USD will be capped at 1,000 USD in bonus bets. This promo code is unavailable to residents in Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Virginia, but players in those states can claim FanDuel's bet 5 USD get 150 USD welcome promo. Simply follow the steps above, then place a first bet worth 5 USD and receive 150 USD in bonus bets. FanDuel Legal States FanDuel is legal in each of the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming. FanDuel Promo Code Terms and Conditions 21+ and present in select states. FanDuel is offering online sports wagering in Kansas under an agreement with Kansas Star Casino, LLC. First online real money wager only. 10 USD first deposit required. Bonus issued as nonwithdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MI, NJ, OH, PA, IL, TN, VA), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 or visit ksgamblinghelp.com (KS), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), visit www.mdgamblinghelp.org (MD), 1-800-522-4700 (WY), or visit www.1800gambler.net (WV). Contact Details Acroud Media info-media@acroudmedia.com

August 11, 2023 04:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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From Renters to Host: Renter Reveal Secrets to Earning Extra Income with Airbnb-Friendly Apartments!

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As part of Airbnb’s ongoing efforts to make hosting more accessible to more people, they launched Airbnb-friendly apartments – an easier way for renters to find a place to live where they can host on Airbnb part-time. Recently, Airbnb-Friendly Apartment Host, Jeff Grant, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the Airbnb‑friendly apartments program and how renters across the US are turning their apartments into profitable Airbnb listings. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/hpSmHUkDqIM Renters interested in hosting a spare room, or their entire apartment when they’re out of town, can browse more than ​ 250 ​ Airbnb-friendly apartment buildings, subject to availability, ​ across ​​ ​ 37 markets across the US ​. ​​ ​ Airbnb-friendly apartments are part of Airbnb’s broader efforts to help more people tap into the economic benefits of hosting at a time when many are trying to keep up with the rising cost of living. Over a three-month period, renters who hosted in Airbnb-friendly apartment buildings included in the marketplace hosted on average nine nights per month and earned on average $900 per month 1. Prospective renters in the US can visit airbnb.com/airbnb-friendly to discover Airbnb-friendly apartments in their area or another city. This new program provides prospective renters who wish to host part-time with information and tools, including: Browse Airbnb-friendly apartments – Prospective renters can explore a variety of Airbnb-friendly buildings at different price points and locations. They can browse available apartments, view floor plans, and what each building offers. Earnings calculator – Prospective renters can use an interactive, custom-built calculator to get an estimate of how much money they could earn by hosting part-time. Calculator users can select various options such as apartment size, or how many nights renters want to host, to receive an estimate of potential earnings per month. Connect with building management – Prospective renters can view additional information on individual buildings, including interior and exterior photos and information about what’s nearby. Building management also can answer specific questions about a building, schedule in-person tours and start the leasing process. Access to Airbnb Setup – Airbnb Setup, a simple way for new Hosts to put their place on Airbnb — from their first question to their first guest. Airbnb Setup will be available to new renters in Airbnb-friendly apartments as they get started hosting– it offers free, one-to-one guidance from a Superhost along with the option to host an experienced guest for your first stay. Helping renters with rising costs of living According to a recent poll commissioned by Airbnb, nearly three-quarters of US adults support allowing renters to share their apartments on a short-term basis 2. Airbnb-friendly apartments help unlock hosting for tenants who may be especially cost burdened right now and whose lease terms and building rules have prevented them from hosting part-time. Consumer prices continue to rise with food, transportation and housing seeing additional increases in October 3. Hosts on Airbnb are using the income earned from sharing their home to help them cover higher costs of living. In the US, 41 percent of Hosts report this as a reason for hosting 4. Airbnb believes that Airbnb-friendly apartments will allow more renters to tap into the economic benefits of home sharing. Supporting responsible hosting and communities The apartments are designed to be a renter’s primary residence. To help ensure renters benefit from the program, each building has its own community rules for hosting – including a limit on the number of nights renters can host per year. In addition, all renters are expected to follow local short-term rental rules, building rules and Airbnb’s community standards. Airbnb believes cities can help renters better afford where they live by supporting Airbnb-friendly apartments and embracing policies that allow renters to share their space. The program will launch in additional cities in the coming months. To learn more, visit airbnb.com/airbnb-friendly. ​​ ​ Jeff's Bio: Originally from Texas, Jeff experienced a variety of cultures and places throughout his career in the Air Force. After dedicating 12 years to service, as both an Officer and Aviator, Jeff recently retired and embarked on a new career following his passions in interior design and home goods. Jeff became a Airbnb host almost by accident. He quickly learned the allure of thoughtful home design, and found the perfect opportunity to combine his passions and entrepreneurial spirit when his apartment complex offered up the option to Host up to 90 days of the year through the Airbnb Friendly Apartments program. He and his partner, Amador, now Host their 1-bedroom apartment when they travel or when there are major events in town. About Airbnb Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed over 1.5 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way. ​ ​ Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

August 10, 2023 02:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys, A New Luxury Grooming Shop in Darien Rethinks Self Care

Hammer and Nail

Men have not always prioritized self-care. Unfortunately, it’s often due to busy schedules or not having a convenient place offering a complete grooming experience. Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys provides the solution for both. The brand continues its rapid expansion opening its 27th U.S. location and 2nd in Connecticut in the popular Darien Commons/Noroton Heights area at 88 Heights Rd., Darien, CT 06820. On Saturday, September 9, 2023, the Darien, CT, location will host its grand opening, offering premium haircuts, straight-razor shaves, manicures, pedicures, facial treatments, and waxing services. The ultimate in pampering and relaxation, guests will enjoy sinking into comfortable oversized leather chairs while wearing noise-canceling headphones and watching the big game with their favorite drink. It's a great place for guys' day, get ready for that special day, or host a private event for your closest friends or clients. Get The Royal Treatment: Once you’ve experienced this level of service and comfort, you'll want to make this part of your regular grooming routine. Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys offers a-la-carte services and monthly memberships. Classic Club members receive a choice of two 30-minute services per month. The VIP member receives three 45- or 60-minute monthly premium services. The newly released Club Luxe membership gives unlimited services and one complimentary monthly guest pass. All members enjoy: Month-to-month memberships, no long-term contracts Zero risk, cancel anytime Unused services roll over; never lose them Share services with family and friends, even if they’re not members. Combine services to upgrade your experience Complimentary non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage 20-40%+ discounts on retail and services Complimentary upgrade days Private members-only events Memberships can be used at any Hammer & Nails locations Opening Promotion: Founding Members signing up before September 9th will receive a discounted monthly membership rate and one additional complimentary premium service ($90-$120 value). Limited to the first 150 members. Sign Up Here “Hammer & Nails is such a great concept. Nobody else offers a consistent, quality experience that is comparable to Hammer & Nails,” says Garret Oledzki, Hammer and Nails Darien Franchisee and Connecticut local. “When I moved to the area, I went to four different barber shops before I found a barber that understood what I wanted with my beard. I know the struggle to find a good barber. Hammer & Nails will be ‘your barber’. In addition, we offer many other grooming services that should be a regular part of everybody's routine. Hammer & Nails makes it incredibly easy, comfortable, and enjoyable to go beyond a haircut or beard trim, and add a pedicure, or a facial to your routine. If it appeals to me, I'm sure it appeals to plenty of other guys out there.” About the Men’s Grooming Industry & Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys As stated by CNN, Men’s grooming is booming. According to data gathered by market insight company Statista this year, the global male grooming market is expected to be worth $115 billion by 2028, up from nearly $80 billion in 2022. The same market was worth an estimated $74.8 billion in 2021. Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys is capitalizing on this exponential growth. One of the fastest-growing franchise brands in this space, its services and products are synonymous with luxury and relaxation. Hammer & Nails was the first to introduce the membership model to men’s grooming shops nationally. Hammer & Nails is helping to monetize centuries-old routine habits. The brand’s recurring revenue model helps drive greater stability and predictability for its franchisee partners. It’s a full-service brand dedicated to supporting its franchise owners for their entire journey. The brand is on track to have 40 locations open by the end of 2023 and 100 open by the end of 2024. Furthermore, Hammer & Nails aims to double store openings every year for the next ten years. Individuals interested in franchising with Hammer 7 Nails can contact Franchise Opportunities. Due to the brand’s rapid expansion and strong demand from its existing franchise owners, the premium locations are selling quickly; certain regions are already sold out. Only 2% of those that inquire will be selected to join the franchise team. Well-qualified & motivated prospects only apply, please. Hammer & Nails is a distinguished grooming destination dedicated to providing men with an exceptional grooming experience in an upscale environment. With a focus on quality, relaxation, and rejuvenation, Hammer & Nails has become synonymous with luxury in the grooming industry. Contact Details R Public Relations Madison Baber +1 210-213-2426 madison@rprfirm.com Company Website https://hammerandnailsgrooming.com/

August 10, 2023 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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HIBBETT FEATURES FATHER-DAUGHTER DUO FROM HENRICO, VIRGINIA IN LATEST SMALL-TOWN SNEAKERHEAD

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – August 10, 2023, Hibbett, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB), an athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,140 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores nationwide, today announced the latest release of the exclusive Small-Town Sneakerhead (STSH) digital series, celebrating sneaker culture. This episode features Kijafa McKinzie, a 44 year-old sneaker collector, husband and father from Henrico, Virginia with a passion for sneakers that spans over 27 years. “We have featured a dozen sneaker enthusiasts from small towns since we launched the Small-Town Sneakerhead project over three years ago,” said Sarah Sharp-Wangaard, VP Marketing, Hibbett. “What makes this series so great is that we spotlight diverse collectors from often unexpected towns all over the US and the feedback from the sneaker community has been tremendous.” In the latest Small-Town Sneakerhead episode, viewers get acquainted with Kijafa McKinzie, a native of Hampton who attended Virginia State University and now resides in Henrico. McKinzie’s extensive sneaker collection boasts 300 pairs, a passion that began around the age of 18. “My inspiration for collecting was initially just wanting to look good and wear what the sports stars I looked up to were wearing. When looking for shoes I’m drawn to the nostalgic feel, where I was when the shoe was originally released and the colorway and silhouette. Being a sneakerhead means knowing the history, colorways and materials and how innovative the shoe is. I feel like I’m one of the more classic sneakerheads. For me it’s just a true love of kicks,” McKinzie expressed. Interestingly, McKinzie’s 16 year-old daughter, Dylan is following in her father’s footsteps by building her own sneaker collection. “Ever since I can remember my Dad has been buying me sneakers. In the beginning, I wasn’t as interested in the sneakers and just wore them. However, after a while, I really started to get more into the different sneaker colorways and styles. Now I look for shoes that are comfortable, cute and complement my style,” said Dylan. During their visit to Virginia, the STSH crew accompanied McKinzie to his home to see his “kicks closet” with approximately 300 pairs and visited some of his favorite spots in and around Henrico and nearby Richmond. “My hometown is special because of its rich history and culture. Some of my favorite places are the Hippodrome Theater, and southern food spots like Mama J’s Kitchen in the historic Jackson Ward. They also stopped to do some back to school shopping and Dylan had her eye on some new sneakers for the first day of school. “Seeing her Mom and I on Saturday mornings trying to win sneaker raffles must have rubbed off on her. Dylan became more interested in sneakers when she got into high school and just witnessing her interest in any sneakers puts a smile on my face. We look online for new releases and discuss what she feels could work for her style. She is a simple kind of girl when it comes to sneaker’s, so she normally gravitates to styles like the Jordan 1’s, Dunks and Air Force 1’s. I’m more into OG classics and colorways. The older she gets, the more interest she has and the more I am loving it. Participating in Small-Town Sneakerhead has been a great way for us to showcase our love for sneakers,” McKinzie added. "We had the pleasure of celebrating the generational passion for sneakers through the dynamic of Kijafa and Dylan, in the humble town of Henrico, VA. In honor of the AF1 and Back to School, it was seamless storytelling, representing everyone getting ready for school shopping and style this fall, regardless of their hometown,” said Matt Halfhill, Founder and CEO, Nice Kicks. About Small-Town Sneakerhead In 2020, Hibbett launched the Small-Town Sneakerhead project to provide sneakerheads from all walks of life the platform to share their personal sneaker narrative. Produced in partnership with Nike and Nice Kicks, the series highlights the evolving sneaker scene and enthusiasts from across the country. Hibbett has featured collectors from East Buffalo, NY, Cheyenne, WY, Hampton, VA, Cape Girardeau, MO, Murphy, TX, Hopkinsville, KY, Lafayette, LA, Crosby, TX, Sandy Springs, GA and St. George, UT and Anniston, AL with more exciting stories coming soon. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1143 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

August 10, 2023 12:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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