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WATER FOCUS OF UTAH’S 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Washington County Water Conservancy District

Utah’s 2022 legislative session concluded on March 4 with a record number of water conservation bills and appropriations totaling nearly $500 million in spending. Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox is expected to sign the bills into law in the next few weeks. “Utah’s population and economy are exploding but our water supply is dwindling,” said Brian Steed, executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources. “We have to protect, conserve and develop our water. Doing nothing and running out of water isn’t an option.” The bills are designed to help bolster water levels in reservoirs throughout the state by reducing demand via grass rebate programs, additional metering of secondary water and watershed enhancement efforts. Statewide water storage is at a dismal 54% of capacity. “As one of the driest and fastest-growing states in the nation, strains on Utah’s water supply threaten our ability to thrive, our recreational opportunities, our environment, and our food supply,” said Brad Wilson, speaker, Utah House of Representatives. “The actions taken this legislative session to conserve, preserve, and optimize Utah’s water resources reiterate our commitment to address current needs while preparing for the future.” Drought conditions are common throughout Utah, especially in the southwest section of the state. Washington County’s major population centers are currently dependent on one water source that has been in a drought 16 of the last 20 years. The Washington County Water Conservancy District (district) is working with its local municipal partners to pass additional water efficiency ordinances that will eliminate or reduce the amount of grass allowed in new construction and developing a more robust regional wastewater reuse system to help prevent approaching water supply shortages. “We are elevating our water conservation efforts while developing the critical infrastructure our growing community will need to survive a hotter and drier climate in the future, including a wastewater reuse system that will serve our municipal customers,” said Zach Renstrom, general manager of the district. “We have to plan for the future and all its uncertainties or we’ll run out of water.” Included in Utah’s water conservation bills are: About Washington County Water Conservancy District The Washington County Water Conservancy District is a not-for-profit public agency that oversees water resources in Washington County, UT. Visit wcwcd.org for more information. Contact Details Washington County Water Conservancy District Karry Rathje +1 435-673-3617 Karry@wcwcd.org Company Website https://www.wcwcd.org/

March 15, 2022 08:50 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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Akeneo Announces $135 Million Series D to Redefine Product Information Management Category

Akeneo

Akeneo, a global leader in product experience management (PXM) and product information management (PIM), today announced a $135 million Series D financing. The funding round is being led by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Existing investors Alven and Partech are also participating in this latest round, bringing Akeneo’s total investment raised to $196 million. The new capital will be used to drive continued momentum through an accelerated product development roadmap, key executive hires, and expansion of Akeneo’s strategic partnerships. Akeneo is on a mission to fundamentally disrupt the product information category and better serve the rapidly growing needs of modern omnichannel brands and retailers. While many brands understand that PIM provides an important foundation for creating the engaging product experiences needed to turn first-look browsers into repeat shoppers and loyal customers into lifelong brand advocates, many lack the single source of truth to turn that vision into reality. Akeneo’s PXM solution is designed to help these companies reimagine their operations – making PIM a cornerstone of commercial success and helping influence new growth opportunities and drive revenue across their operations and sales channels. “The customer journey changed in the blink of an eye, and we believe the most nimble and effective way to manage these ever-evolving dynamics is to invest in creating product experiences that resonate no matter where the customer is browsing or buying,” said Fred de Gombert, CEO and co-founder of Akeneo. “Brands and retailers are becoming as invested in building and managing their product information as they are in managing customer information, and we see this trend playing out in our platform adoption rates, new customer additions, and revenue growth. We are extremely grateful to our investors and partners; this momentum would not be possible without their continued support.” Leading global brands including Fossil, 1-800 Flowers, and John Deere leverage Akeneo’s PXM Studio platform to centralize product information, quickly measure and enrich product data quality and consistency, and deliver compelling, consistent, and personalized product experiences across all sales channels and touchpoints; ultimately to increase sales, reduce time to market, and boost productivity. The latest funding round will enable Akeneo to develop its PXM Studio platform further, by incorporating key product information such as real-time product availability and inventory, dynamic pricing, order management, competitive product insights, merchandising information, and user-generated content, with a goal to bring to market new offerings that consolidate this more dynamic and complete picture of product information alongside powerful analytics and insights. The company has gained strong momentum since its Series C in September 2019, and today serves more than 600 customers across 40 countries. Akeneo’s open-source platform has been downloaded more than 80,000 times, with installations growing at a CAGR of more than 170% over the past seven years. Additionally, Akeneo’s partner ecosystem expanded by 30% in 2021, and the company’s employee headcount grew 40% to more than 300 employees in nine countries within the same period. “Brands and retailers today understand the importance of delivering personalized experiences that are rich with relevant product content at every step along the customer buying journey,” said Steffan Peyer, Managing Director at Summit Partners. “The Akeneo team has been visionary in expanding beyond PIM and establishing an elevated standard in PXM, an approach we believe is necessary for both B2B and B2C companies alike. As seasoned technology investors, we have been impressed by the company’s momentum and ability to scale globally, and we look forward to supporting the team as they continue to build Akeneo’s leadership position in the market.” Akeneo is announcing the Series D funding at Unlock 2022, the annual global summit for the PIM and PXM community taking place March 15-16 in Paris. This year marks the in-person return of Unlock, which went virtual in 2021, featuring keynote presentations from Akeneo partners and customers LVMH Group, Boohoo, Accor, Rémy Cointreau, Royal Canin, and more. To learn more about Akeneo, please visit www.akeneo.com. About Akeneo Akeneo is a global leader in Product Experience Management (PXM) helping businesses with products to unlock growth opportunities by delivering a consistent and compelling product experience across all channels, including eCommerce, mobile, print, points of sale and beyond. With its open platform, leading PIM, add-ons, connectors and marketplace, Akeneo PXM Studio dramatically improves product data quality and accuracy, simplifies catalog management, and accelerates the sharing of product information across channels and locales. Leading global brands, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, including Thras.io, Staples Canada, boohoo.com, and Air Liquide trust Akeneo to scale and customize their omnichannel commerce initiatives. Using Akeneo, brands and retailers can improve customer experience, increase sales, reduce time to market, go global, and boost team productivity. For more information: https://www.akeneo.com About Summit Partners Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm that is currently managing more than $42 billion in capital dedicated to growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests across growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 550 companies in technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 175 public equity offerings, and more than 200 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Summit maintains offices in North America and Europe and invests in companies around the world. For more information, please visit www.summitpartners.com or follow on LinkedIn Contact Details Akeneo North 6th Agency for Akeneo, Nick Eghtessad +1 814-450-7478 akeneo@n6a.com Summit Partners Susan Barr sbarr@summitpartners.com Company Website https://www.akeneo.com

March 15, 2022 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Investis Digital Announces Strategic Hires

Investis Digital

Investis Digital, a leading global digital communications company, announced that it has expanded its European leadership team with the addition of Ian Gardiner, UK Head of Client Services; Khaleelah Jones, Director of Digital Marketing, and Al Loehnis, an Investis Digital co-founder who is returning to the company in the position of Director of Strategic Business Development, Europe. All appointments will be based in London. Ian Gardiner joins from Homeflow, a leading provider of managed digital services to the real estate sector. At Investis Digital, Ian will serve as Head of UK Client Services and will be responsible for the delivery and development of the company’s 24/7 client service model. Khaleelah Jones is the founder and former CEO of Careful Feet Digital, a boutique London-based digital agency that was acquired by Cohesis in 2021. Khaleelah has a track record of Digital leadership and she joins Investis Digital to build out and lead the European performance marketing capabilities. Al Loehnis will focus on Investis Digital’s IR and Corporate Communications solutions as Director of Strategic Business Development. In this new role, Al will oversee the UK arm of the company’s business development team and he will support key strategic growth initiatives across the region. “We are delighted to welcome Ian, Khaleelah, and Al to the team” said Adrian Goodliffe, Senior Managing Director, Europe. “These appointments come at a time of continued growth and expansion for the company, and they reflect our commitment to increased client service, keeping our solutions ahead of the market, and delivering measurable business value. We are looking forward to a great 2022!” Commenting on his return to the business he helped start, Al Loehnis said “The experience of the last two years has forced companies to think fresh about a digital-first communications approach and we can play a pivotal role in helping our clients realise that opportunity. It’s been great to reconnect with some old colleagues and to meet so many new, talented people. It’s an exciting time to be re-joining the business and I’m really looking forward to the next leg of the Investis Digital journey.” Investis Digital has been at the forefront of digital communications for two decades. Over time we have gained deep sector knowledge, invested in leading technologies, and built lasting and trusted relationships with more than1600 global companies, including Ascential, Anglo American, Rolls-Royce, Fruit of the Loom and Vodafone. Through a proprietary approach we call Connected Content™, we unite compelling communications, intelligent digital experiences, and performance marketing to help companies build deeper connections with audiences and drive business performance. We tell brand stories through strategic and engaging content that meets your audiences at the right time, in the right place, with the right message. We build and run intelligent websites and digital experiences that are rapidly deployed and strategically measured, underpinned by our secure, world-leading Connect.ID technology and 24/7 service. We find the audiences that matter most through powerful performance marketing solutions that optimize and amplify your brand across all touchpoints. This unique blend of expertise, technology and “always on” service allow clients to trust that their digital footprint and brand reputation is secure and protected 24/7 by our dedicated team of 500 digital experts across 9 global offices. To learn more on how Investis Digital has been powering digital communications since 2000, please visit: www.InvestisDigital.com Contact Details Investis Digital MaryAlina Mathew +1 646-766-9040 maryalina@investisdigital.com Company Website https://www.investisdigital.com

March 14, 2022 04:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fine Hygienic Holding recognized as one of few Global Top Employers for the first time

Fine Hygienic Holding

In recognition of its excellent work environment, Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), the world leading wellness group and manufacturer of hygienic paper products and long-lasting germ protection solutions, has been recognized as a global Top Employer for 2022 by the prestigious Top Employers Institute. FHH was named Top Employer Middle East 2022, as one of few employers worldwide recognized at the awards for its outstanding human resources strategy as well as employees’ experience and culture. The group’s operations in Egypt, Jordan, KSA and the UAE all achieved the highest global benchmark of HR practices which cover the areas of People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Well-being and Diversity & Inclusion. Marking the group’s latest achievement, James Michael Lafferty, FHH’s CEO, said, “We are very proud of being recognized as a top employer in the field of FMCG. Attaining this certificate proves yet again that our motto – if we take care of our people, the business will take care of itself – is being put into action every single day. We know that our success as a company derives from the strength of our most important asset, our Fine people. That is why we are constantly working to create an environment that attracts and retains the very best, and always celebrate employees who excel both in their performance and in embodying our company values.” Fine Hygienic Holding has around 3,000 employees from more than 40 nationalities spread among its operations in the MENA region with two headquarters: Amman and Dubai. To achieve the “Top Employer” award, the company went through a multi-stage certification program. Companies from all over the world wishing to participate in the award are required to fill a detailed survey covering six HR domains consisting of 20 topics and undergo extensive auditing for each HR process. The Top Employers Institute specializes in the alignment of practices and policies through a global program based on benchmarking best HR practices to grant the global workforce with full outstanding people practices. About Fine Hygienic Holding: Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and MENA’s leading manufacturer of hygienic products, serves consumers in more than 80 countries around the world. Originally established as a paper manufacturer, FHH has transformed into a wellness company dedicated to enhancing global health and wellbeing. Committed to becoming “the shining star of the Arab FMCG business world,” the Group focuses on wellness, sustainability, pioneering CSR programs, and state-of-the-art production processes. Fine Hygienic Holding offers a diverse array of award-winning products including sterilized facial tissues, napkins, kitchen towels, toilet paper, baby diapers, adult briefs, jumbo rolls, as well as away-from-home products to accommodate all types of private and public institutions, in addition to its advanced range of personal protective equipment (PPE) and long-lasting germ protection solutions, it also brings Nai natural iced teas and innovative nutritional supplements, Motiva, to the market. Along with multiple accolated and awards over the years, particularly for its products and CSR initiatives, the company was recognized as a Top Employer Middle East 2022 by the prestigious Top Employers Institute in every country it operates. Contact Details Rana Kawalit │ Corporate Communication & PR Director Rkawalit@finehh.com Company Website https://www.finehh.com/

March 08, 2022 11:24 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The Ethics & Compliance Initiative is Accepting Nominations for 11th Annual Carol R. Marshall Award

Ethics & Compliance Initiative

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the global non-profit organization that empowers organizations to build and sustain cultures of integrity, has opened the nomination process to the public for the 11 th Annual Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics. Each year, the prestigious Marshall Award is presented to an ethics and compliance practitioner whose achievements exemplify the leadership and innovative practices modeled by the late ECI Fellows Chair Carol R. Marshall. Nominations will be accepted through March 21 and will be reviewed by an independent committee of practitioners who represent the ethics and compliance industry. The 2022 Carol R. Marshall Award recipient will be announced during ECI’s IMPACT 2022 Conference, which is set for April 19-21, 2022. The annual award is given to an individual who: - Serves (or who has served) as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer or the equivalent in a business or government organization and is currently employed within that organization. - Demonstrates (or has demonstrated) innovation in: Establishing an ethics and compliance program; Building on an existing program; and/or Advancing the ethics and compliance field. - Provides a role model for emerging leaders in ethics and compliance. ECI is the leading provider of independent research about workplace integrity, ethical standards and compliance practices. Every year, through this award program, the organization remembers and honors Carol R. Marshall for her innovative approach to applying ethics and compliance programs and her countless hours of service to non-profit organizations in the industry. The funding provided by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, is part of a multi-year commitment to support ECI and the Marshall Award. Nomination forms are available here. For more information about the award and past winners, visit www.ethics.org/carol-r-marshall-award-nomination/. Established in 1922, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative™ (ECI™) comprises the two oldest nonprofits in the ethics & compliance industry: the Ethics Resource Center® (d.b.a. the Ethics Research Center) and the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (d.b.a. the Ethics & Compliance Association). Through its research, ECI identifies the practices that improve ethics & compliance program effectiveness and build institutional culture strength. As an association, ECI brings together ethics & compliance professionals and academics from all over the world to share techniques, resources and exciting new ideas. ECI also has an established track record of providing support to organizations seeking to transform their cultures, often in the wake of significant challenges with noncompliance. Contact Details Florence Sumaray +1 301-717-9063 florence@ethics.org Company Website https://www.ethics.org

March 08, 2022 01:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

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GET Group North America Launches GET Mobile Verify for iOS and Android Devices

GET Group North America

GET Group North America, an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in secure government credentials, today announced the launch of GET Mobile Verify in the App Store and Google Play Store. GET Mobile Verify allows businesses to accept mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) and mobile IDs issued anywhere in the world as legal forms of age or identity verification. Using the app, merchants can contactlessly authenticate ID information to approve a purchase without relying on visual inspection. The ability to do this is becoming increasingly important as more and more states roll out plans to make mobile IDs and driver’s licenses available to citizens. GET Mobile Verify is fully compliant with the international standard (ISO 18013-5) for mobile driver licenses and was developed using best practices of security and privacy. A tap or scan of an mDL by GET Mobile Verify cryptographically proves that the ID information is real and unaltered, without the customer’s phone ever leaving their hand. Minimizing the data exchanged during transactions to only what’s relevant (such as name or age) enhances privacy and control for customers. GET Mobile Verify helps to protect the health of employees and customers by eliminating the spread of germs related to physically passing an ID. See our video to learn more. “GET Mobile Verify will allow business owners to reduce their fraud risk and increase their confidence in the validity of a patron’s identity,” said Alex Kambanis, Managing Director, GET Group North America. “It’s an incredibly trustworthy method of identity verification that can be used in a multitude of ways. From check-out at the liquor store to personalizing a diner’s experience at a restaurant with mobile check-in before they are even seated, retailers can offer a healthier and more efficient experience for both their customers and their staff.” Verifiers everywhere now have the opportunity to become part of the growing mobile ID ecosystem. In states that have mobile ID, businesses equipped with GET Mobile Verify no longer need to physically inspect an ID to attempt to authenticate it, and they never need to touch a customer’s mobile phone to check their mDL. It’s an exciting way to potentially reduce identity fraud, while enabling greater convenience for citizens and merchants alike. GET Group NA is currently offering GET Mobile Verify at no charge to verifying parties everywhere for a limited time, concurrent with their mDL pilot in Utah. GET Mobile Verify can read all mobile IDs and mobile driver’s licenses that comply with the ISO 18013-5 standard recommended by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Users are asked to provide feedback to improve the system directly to the GET Mobile team. Contact GET Group North America with product questions or for more information. Download the app today from the App Store and Google Play Store. About GET Group North America GET Group North America and its partners develop, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure physical and mobile credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities law enforcement organizations, and other entities to leverage the latest in secure identity management technologies. From photo ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports, to mDLs and mIDs, GET Group NA delivers advanced issuance, verification and personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud, accommodate diversified customer needs, and support the future of ID use cases. Contact Details Jordan Bouclin +1 401-490-9700 jordan.bouclin@svmpr.com Company Website https://getgroupna.com/

March 08, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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NEW XFINITY REWARDS PROGRAM UNLOCKS A WORLD OF UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES, EARLY ACCESS TO THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES, AND SPECIAL PERKS AND DISCOUNTS FOR XFINITY CUSTOMERS

Comcast Houston

Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity Rewards, a rewards program for all customers across the country. Xfinity Rewards was built around a simple idea: to give back to customers, just for being a customer, through unique and unforgettable experiences that only Comcast NBCUniversal can deliver. The multi-faceted program spans media and entertainment, sports, music, and technology. Members enjoy special perks like $1 Movie Rentals, access to free content, discounts at Universal Parks & Resorts, early access to the latest Comcast technologies, products, features like the new xFi Advanced Gateway with Supersonic WiFi, and Xfinity Mobile benefits and savings. Customers can also redeem rewards for unforgettable experiences like exclusive live stream events, have a chance for a meet and greet with Olympic gold-medalist Nathan Chen, a trip to the Latin American Music Awards in Las Vegas, or tickets to be part of the live audience at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York, just to name a few. “The entire Xfinity Rewards experience has been shaped and inspired by our customers. They told us they wanted meaningful rewards rooted in unforgettable experiences, so we’ve brought together the best of Comcast NBCUniversal to deliver just that,” said Jason Wicht, Senior Vice President of Growth Operations. “Xfinity Rewards truly speaks to our mission to connect people to more of what they love, with the most innovative technology available anywhere, while giving back and saying thanks - just for being a customer.” How Xfinity Rewards Works Joining Xfinity Rewards is free for customers. Signing up only takes a minute through the Xfinity App or online at xfinity.com/rewards. Upon enrolling, members are placed in Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond tier based on how long they’ve been a customer, with access and the types of rewards based on tenure with Comcast. Rewards are available immediately upon signing up for the program so members can start exploring and enjoying them right away with new opportunities added frequently throughout the year. Launching Xfinity Rewards with Supersonic WiFi Xfinity Rewards is all about unlocking unforgettable experiences – and what better place to start than right at home. Beginning March 4, at 12:00 p.m. EST, Xfinity Rewards Diamond members who subscribe to Gigabit Internet will receive early access to Comcast’s most innovative and powerful device to date delivering reliable, supersonic WiFi. The next generation Gateway, only from Xfinity, is capable of multi-Gig speeds and can power a house full of hundreds of connected devices all at once. It won’t be available to the public until April 2022, but eligible Xfinity Rewards members can redeem this reward beginning March 4 through the Xfinity App or online at Xfinity.com/rewards while supplies last. Save Hundreds on Xfinity Mobile, Rated #1 in Customer Satisfaction Customers who sign up for Xfinity Rewards can access even more product discounts and perks as part of the program, including up to $150 towards a new Xfinity Mobile device and up to $100 towards new or existing service for Xfinity Mobile customers. Xfinity Mobile, rated number one in customer satisfaction by ASCI two years in a row, combines the best nationwide cellular 5G with more than 20 million WiFi hotspots to deliver fast speeds and a more flexible way to pay for cellular data. Customers can mix and match between Unlimited or By-the-Gig shared data and can switch back and forth on any line at any time. Xfinity Mobile offers Unlimited data for $30 a line per month when you get 4 lines with Xfinity Mobile. Discounts to Universal Parks & Resorts and Other Comcast NBCUniversal Brands Xfinity Rewards members can experience the action, thrills, and excitement of Universal Orlando’s three amazing theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal Island of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, at specially discounted prices. Enjoy a Universal Orlando Resort 3-day ticket for the price of a regular 2-day admission ticket or save on a 2 Park 1-Day VIP experience for a personally guided tour of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. There’s also a sweepstakes for a 3-night trip for four people to Universal Orlando including roundtrip airfare, accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and admission to all three theme parks. In addition, Xfinity Rewards members get instant access to exclusive discounts across many popular Comcast NBCUniversal brands – including 20% off merchandise at NBC and Bravo stores, discounts on subscriptions to premium services like GolfPass, NBC Sports Edge, and CNBC Pro, and early access to TODAY’s Steals and Deals with Jill Martin. Unforgettable Sports, Music, and Entertainment Experiences Members also have access to experiences and events made possible through Xfinity’s wide array of sports, music, and entertainment partnerships – like a VIP experience to watch all the drama unfold live at NASCAR, tickets to NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB games, exclusive virtual cooking demonstrations with award-winning celebrity chefs like Bren Herrera, host of Cleo TV’s Culture Kitchen, and Chef G. Garvin of Aspire TV's G. Garvin Live!, virtual meet and greets with Bravolebrities, tickets to top music events like the Latin American Music Awards in Las Vegas in April, and even a super VIP experience like the chance to meet Olympic gold medalist, Nathan Chen. Simple Delights like $1 Movies and Access to Free Content While there are tons of great experiences, discounts, and perks for being a member of Xfinity Rewards, sometimes the best moments are the simple everyday opportunities to connect with loved ones. In addition to offering tons of great movies for just $1, Xfinity Rewards members can also redeem rewards for movies like The Mighty Ducks, The Minions Movie, In the Heights, and It’s a Wonderful Life for free. And there are tons of games and activity kits featuring hit characters from Boss Baby, The Minions Movie, Sing 2, and more to keep the whole family entertained for hours. There’s truly something for everyone with Xfinity Rewards. For more information about Xfinity Rewards, download the Xfinity App or visit xfinity.com/rewards. About Comcast: Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Houston Foti Kallergis +1 832-986-0196 Michael_Bybee@cable.comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

March 08, 2022 08:13 AM Central Standard Time

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Kitchen Magic Discovers Trends, Products and Executes a Successful Social Media Campaign at KBIS 2022

Kitchen Magic

, NAZARETH, PA MARCH 8, 2022 – Kitchen Magic, a family-owned and operated kitchen remodeling company experienced a successful attendance at the 2022 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), at The Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, from February 8 through February 10. KBIS, held in affiliation with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is the largest trade show in North America dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. HIGHLY INFORMATIVE The show proved to be informative for Kitchen Magic attendees, Renate Sprung, a company owner, JT Norman, In House Designer/Product Development, William Childs, Creative Director, and Briana Hoffert, Marketing Communications Specialist. It was a highly motivational and interactive platform, housing the hottest industry products, trends, and technologies from hundreds of leading exhibitors. The team met and collaborated with existing and new vendors to see a treasure trove of new products they could potentially add to their existing customer offering in 2023. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS Forging their ongoing relationships with industry vendors, such as XG Hausys, Rev-a-Shelf, and Kohler, these were their first visits upon arriving. Following was a list of new vendors that the team researched to see what they have to offer. Attending all the KBIS Next Stage designer sessions was JT Norman, the firm’s In-home Designer & Product Innovation Manager, who garnered insights from all the top designer forecasts. “This is the most important show for the kitchen & bath industry. I brought back various new product and trend ideas that we can cultivate and infuse into our own offering,” Norman stated. SOCIAL MEDIA CAMAPIGN Meanwhile, the team filmed content, displays and discussions with leading vendors from the industry, posting to their social media channels in real-time. Follow Kitchen Magic across social media channels to view the remodeler’s findings and more. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin & Youtube.com Contact: Linda Fennessy, Public Relations Manager ©610.217.0964 800.237.0799x 4155 Linda.fennessy@kitchenmagic.com Kitchenmagic.com ABOUT KITCHEN MAGIC Kitchen Magic is a kitchen remodeling company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Nazareth, PA. Kitchen Magic has been family-owned and operated since 1979. Kitchen Magic has transformed nearly 60,000 kitchens using an exclusive cabinet refacing process. Today, Kitchen Magic serves CT, DE, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, and R.I. Kitchen Magic is recognized by Qualified Remodeler as #1 in kitchen remodeling nationwide eight times, an 11-time Angie's List Super Service Award winner, a 10-time Best of Houzz winner for service & design, and an 8-time winner of The Morning Call's Top Workplace Award. Contact Details Kitchen Magic, Inc. LInda Fennessy +1 610-217-0964 linda.fennessy@kitchenmagic.com Company Website https://www.kitchenmagic.com

March 08, 2022 09:13 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Velocity Global Impact Award to Celebrate Inspirational LPGA, LET Players

Velocity Global

The LPGA and LET announced today that Velocity Global, the Official Global Work Platform of both Tours, will sponsor the Velocity Global Impact Award. This honor will celebrate players who have helped to grow the sport of golf and to inspire the next generation of athletes to have a positive impact on the world. Throughout each season, the LPGA and LET will celebrate players and their efforts in giving back to the world and their local communities off the golf course. Toward the end of each season, the LPGA will produce a list of nominees, and the Velocity Global Impact Award Committee will name three players as finalists for the Velocity Global Impact Award. Each finalist will be featured in a docuseries-style content piece sharing their personal story and impact on the game. The winner will be determined through a combination of a fan vote and voting by the committee. The winner will be announced annually on International Women’s Day, March 8. “The Velocity Global Impact Award provides a new avenue to not only recognize the overwhelming contributions made by female golfers in advancing the game but also offers us the opportunity to celebrate the significant positive impacts they make in their communities at home and around the world,” said Sarah Fern, Chief People Officer at Velocity Global. “We are thrilled to partner with LPGA and LET to highlight the many amazing women in professional golf who truly personify greatness in sport.” The award criteria are based on the five values that drive the work of Velocity Global. Nominees will be judged by how well they demonstrate: Velocity – Swiftly assisting in the growth of the game at the youth or amateur level Integrity – Personifying honesty and transparency, serving as a role model to others Be Bold – Willing to forge new paths to create a better future Empowerment – Empowering others through words and actions to have an impact in their own communities Service – Contributing to their communities through their actions “The LPGA Tour and LET feature the world’s best female golfers from more than 60 countries. Through their unique platform and talent, players have the opportunity to impact and inspire people in various communities around the globe,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “We are grateful to Velocity Global for recognizing the impact our players have and for creating this award to highlight and celebrate their commitment to giving back. We are very fortunate to have so many players who value service and to have partners who share our vision to change the world through golf.” The Velocity Global Impact Award Committee comprises seven women of diverse backgrounds, all of whom are dedicated to advancing opportunities for women both professionally and athletically: Sarah Fern, Chief People Officer at Velocity Global Erin Hamrick, Partner at Sterling James and board member of the LPGA Foundation Nancy Lopez, 48-time LPGA Tour winner and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame Nzinga Shaw, President of TurnkeyZRG Lisa Stevens, Chief People Officer and Head of Global Human Capital Solutions at Aon Reiko Takekawa, journalist for Kyodo News Ali Whitaker, broadcaster for the LPGA Tour, LET and DP World Tour LPGA Tour and LET Members are eligible to receive the Velocity Global Impact Award. The winner will receive $100,000 as well as a $100,000 donation to her charity/cause of choice. The other two finalists will each receive $25,000. In January, Velocity Global became the Official Global Work Platform of the LPGA and Ladies European Tour (LET) in a multi-year agreement. Velocity Global will work with the LPGA Tour and LET to highlight the global impact of their players, representing more than 60 countries, through enhanced storytelling opportunities and player recognition. As an Official Partner of the LPGA’s Women’s Network, Velocity Global will utilize the LPGA platform to highlight these initiatives focused on women’s leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion through additional programming. Velocity Global furthered its support of the women’s game with the announcement that LPGA Tour players Lexi Thompson and Albane Valenzuela joined six-time PGA TOUR champion Billy Horschel and four-time APGA Tour champion Kevin Hall as its global golf brand ambassadors. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work for anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Its Global Work Platform ™ simplifies the employer and talent experience through its proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. With talent solutions in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States, the platform combines global Employer of Record and Contractor Management to onboard, manage, and pay talent worldwide. More than 1,000 brands rely on Velocity Global to build global teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. Velocity Global was named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information visit velocityglobal.com. About the LPGA The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive. Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries. Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and gamechangers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone. Follow the LPGA on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel, online at www.LPGA.com and on its mobile apps. Join the social conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. About the LET The LET inspires women and girls to pursue their passion and realise their potential through the game of golf. At our core, we aim to build and deliver an extensive competitive schedule of events to enable our strong, energetic, proud, and confident players to compete at the highest level, pursue their dreams and lead by example. Our diverse and multicultural membership of 316 professional golfers represents as many as 36 countries. We are a global tour with roots in Europe. We aim to entertain and excite, but also to enhance health and quality of life, as a responsible, committed and respectful partner. Inspiring – our players are inspiring role models to follow and encourage others to pursue their own dreams. Passionate – we are driven by a passion to perform to our full potential and get better every day. It’s not just about the money or the glory, but a true love for the game. Committed – we are fiercely committed to continuous improvement and recognise the grit that it takes to achieve long-term goals. 2022 marks the 44th season of golf tournaments since the professional tour was founded in 1978 and the third edition of the Race to Costa Del Sol. This year’s schedule includes 31 events in 21 different countries and a record-breaking prize fund of €24.5 million. The LET Access Series is the official development tour of the LET, formed to give players an opportunity to compete and progress onto the LET and achieve their dreams in professional golf. Ladieseuropeantour.com #RaiseOurGame Contact Details Velocity Global Chris McGrath +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com LPGA Christina Lance christina.lance@lpga.com LET Bethan Jones bethan.jones@ladieseuropeantour.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

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