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PRCG’s James F. Haggerty Elected President of the Crisis Protection Network

PRCG | Haggerty LLC

PRCG | Haggerty LLC is pleased to announce that its CEO and Founder, James F. Haggerty, has been named President of the Crisis Protection Network (CPN), an exclusive worldwide association of senior communications professionals in 16 cities across the globe. Based in New York, Haggerty is an attorney, author, and communications consultant who has served on the CPN board since 2019. Through its network of affiliated professionals, CPN offers expertise in high-stakes issues related to reputation management, legal and regulatory communications, crisis planning and response, and other areas. In addition to leading boutique communications consultancies in major cities around the world, CPN member professionals have prior experience in some of the world’s largest public relations agencies, as well as in corporations, major media outlets, and government. In addition to New York, current members are located in cities that include Atlanta, Brussels, Chiasso, Dublin, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, Oslo, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and Zurich. “I am honored to lead such a prestigious organization and look forward to continuing my collaboration with some of the best reputation professionals in the world,” Haggerty said. “We live in a time of radical change in communications and information,” he added. “With Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new technologies altering perception at an elemental level, clients need senior-level communications counselors with the experience and resources to meet existential reputational challenges. That is what our organization is all about.” More information about the Crisis Protection Network can be found at crisis-protection.net. About James F. Haggerty and PRCG | Haggerty LLC Based in New York, PRCG | Haggerty LLC (PRCG) is a premier specialist communications consultancy with a worldwide reputation for the management of sensitive, high-stakes communications challenges. In 2019, PRCG created PRCG | Sports, a sports marketing and public relations brand involved in reputation management, public relations, and sports-related crisis communications. PRCG and its founder, James F. Haggerty, have been repeatedly ranked by Chambers and Partners, the prestigious international directory, as among the top public relations firms in the United States. Chambers has called Haggerty a “powerhouse” who “thinks on a different level,” bringing a “double barrel of legal and media experience” to his work. In 2017, PR News named Haggerty one of “50 Game Changers” of public relations for his work as a “trailblazer” in litigation communications. Major media have also lauded PRCG | Haggerty for providing “sophisticated,” “round-the-clock” global services to clients in crisis and litigation matters. In addition to his work as a communications consultant and attorney, Haggerty is the author of two landmark books on communications: In the Court of Public Opinion: Winning Strategies for Litigation Communications and Chief Crisis Officer: Structure and Leadership for Effective Communications Response, both published by Hart + Harvest Press. Considered the definitive guide to communicating during litigation and other legal matters, In the Court of Public Edition was first published in 2003 to rave reviews—including in the Financial Times, which called the book “the perfect handbook for this age.” 2023 will see the publication of a 20 th anniversary edition of In the Court of Public Opinion, with new information, strategies, and case histories for a brave new world of litigation communications. Chief Crisis Officer: Structure and Leadership for Effective Communications Response has just been released in a new Hart + Harvest paperback edition, with a provocative new preface covering the communications response to the COVID-19 crisis and Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Chief Crisis Officer has been prominently featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Entrepreneur, among other publications. For more information about PRCG | Haggerty LLC, visit prcg.com. Contact Details PRCG | Haggerty LLC Juliette Foyle +1 212-683-8100 jfoyle@prcg.com Company Website https://www.crisis-protection.net/

July 20, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies Empowers Students with National Contract Management Association's Contract Management Standard

National Contract Management Association

The University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies (UVA SCPS) and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) have forged a partnership to enhance student success and drive excellence in contract management education. UVA SCPS is proud to announce the adoption of the ANSI-Approved Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™) as the foundation of its graduate Procurement and Contracts Management Certificate online program and course curricula. “Our alignment with the CMS™ and the Contract Management Body of Knowledge ® enables us to prepare our students for NCMA certifications which serve as a as a strong steppingstone into the contract management profession," said Jimm Rich, MPA, Ph.D., Faculty Program Coordinator at UVA SCPS. “UVA SCPS and NCMA have a shared commitment to student success, built on the understanding that we must equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the contract management profession,” stated Melissa M. Lubin, Ph.D., Dean of the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. “By aligning our curriculum with the CMS™, UVA SCPS will ensure that our students are well-prepared for the demands of the industry.” "We couldn’t be happier to have University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies as an official Contract Management Standard adopter," stated Kraig Conrad, Chief Executive Officer of NCMA. "This collaboration not only prepares students for success but also positions UVA SCPS as a champion of the contract management workforce." The adoption of the Contract Management Standard™ ensures that UVA SCPS students are exposed to the industry's best practices, fostering their professional growth, and preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. By integrating the CMS™ into their program, UVA SCPS offers a comprehensive and robust educational experience that empowers students to excel in the field of contract management; all while continuing to set a new standard in contract management instruction. For more information about the Higher Education Institutions that have adopted the Contract Management Standard™ of the Contract Management Body of Knowledge into their curriculum, please visit www.ncmahq.org/adopters. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), a nonprofit professional society founded in 1959, is an important resource in the field of contract management. With nearly 20,000 members, NCMA is dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice and profession through education, certification, and networking opportunities. NCMA serves through an open exchange of ideas in neutral forums of buyers and sellers. Visit www.ncmahq.org to learn more. About University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies The University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies provides transformative educational experiences for lifelong learners who seek to complete degrees, certificates or professional programs to advance their careers, enrich their lives, and impact their communities. More information is available at scps.virginia.edu. Contact Details NCMA Holly DeHesa +1 281-865-3296 holly.dehesa@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

July 20, 2023 07:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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5 Reasons Why Crypto Investors Are Bullish on InQubeta (QUBE)

Blockchain Digest

InQubeta, the AI-focused crypto crowdfunding platform, has been gaining significant attention in the crypto community. With over $1,500,000 raised in its presale, the project has demonstrated strong investor interest and support. Furthermore, industry experts have predicted that InQubeta has the potential to experience a remarkable 40x increase in value. Let’s explore the reasons why veteran crypto investors are bullish on InQubeta and see why it is attracting attention as a top crypto investment. 1. Unique Value Proposition One key reason for investor bullishness on InQubeta is its unique value proposition. The platform focuses on the AI industry, which is experiencing rapid growth and innovation. By offering fractionalized NFT-based crowdfunding, InQubeta provides a transparent and inclusive opportunity for investors to support promising AI startups. This distinct approach differentiates InQubeta from other crypto projects, making it an attractive investment option for those seeking exposure to the AI revolution. 2. Strong Ecosystem Development The substantial funds raised during the presale indicate a robust ecosystem development for InQubeta. The project has attracted a diverse and engaged community, fostering an environment of collaboration and support. The growing network of investors, developers, and AI enthusiasts provides a solid foundation for InQubeta's long-term success. This strong ecosystem is crucial for driving innovation, expanding partnerships, and attracting further investment, all of which contribute to the project's potential growth. Visit InQubeta Presale 3. Expert Auditing and Security InQubeta has taken significant measures to ensure the security of its platform and users' funds. The project has undergone thorough auditing by reputable smart contract auditing firms, providing investors with confidence in the project's reliability and safety. In an industry marred by security concerns, InQubeta's commitment to transparency and robust security measures sets it apart as a trustworthy investment option. 4. Promising Roadmap InQubeta's roadmap outlines a series of exciting developments that further enhance its appeal to investors. The project has plans to launch the InQubeta launchpad NFT Marketplace, creating a platform for AI startups to showcase their projects and attract funding. Additionally, a staking dApp will enable users to stake their assets and earn rewards from the dedicated reward pool, offering an additional incentive for long-term investors. These forward-looking initiatives demonstrate InQubeta's commitment to continuous innovation and value creation. 5. Potential for Long-Term Growth Veteran crypto investors are attracted to InQubeta due to its potential for long-term growth. The AI industry is poised for substantial expansion, with AI technologies being adopted across various sectors. As InQubeta connects investors with promising AI startups, early adoption of the platform can position investors for significant returns as the AI market matures. The ability to participate in the growth of the AI sector through InQubeta's unique crowdfunding model is seen as a lucrative opportunity by seasoned investors. Visit InQubeta Presale Conclusion InQubeta's impressive presale performance and the reasons outlined above have solidified its position as an enticing investment opportunity for veteran crypto investors. The project's focus on the AI industry, strong ecosystem development, expert auditing, promising roadmap, and potential for long-term growth make it a standout choice in the crypto market. With over $1,500,000 raised and industry experts predicting a substantial increase in value, InQubeta has piqued the interest of experienced investors looking for the next promising opportunity. As the AI sector continues to flourish, InQubeta's innovative approach positions it as a key player in shaping the future of AI-powered solutions and offers an avenue for investors to capitalize on this growing market. Visit InQubeta Presale Contact Details Blockchain Digest Team noreply@blockchaindigest.net Company Website http://blockchaindigest.net

July 19, 2023 07:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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‘AI Can’t Replace Creativity’ finds Freelancer.com’s latest job trends report

FREELANCER.COM

Freelancer.com (ASX: FLN) (OTCQX: FLNCF), the world’s largest freelancing marketplace by number of users and jobs posted, today released new figures revealing a surge in freelance creative writing jobs, growth in business marketing activities, and an increase in on-site photography and videography gigs. The Fast 50 Q2 2023 report, a quarterly dataset ranking the fastest growing and falling jobs on the platform, analyzed over 280,000 jobs posted to Freelancer.com between April and June 2023. According to the data, the fastest growing freelance jobs by percentage growth in Q2 2023 were: 1. Creative Writing - up 58% (from 1,868 to 2,961 jobs) 2. User Interface Design - up 52% (from 2,017 to 3,075 jobs) 3. Twitter Marketing - up 41% from (1,650 to 2,334 jobs) 4. Photography - up 40% from (2,101 to 2,945 jobs) 5. Writing (Microsoft Word) - up 38% (from 3,175 to 4,401 jobs) While the world debates whether AI will take human jobs or not, and therefore dramatically hit the labor indexes, the latest figures reviewed by Freelancer.com’s data science team revealed interest for freelance writing jobs are increasing on the platform over the last quarter. Other writing related skills also saw growth across the quarter, including Copy Typing (up 31.2%, 4,867 to 6,389 jobs) and Ghostwriting (up 22.8%, 5,212 to 6,404 jobs). Other jobs which have been deemed as ‘at risk’ of being automated by AI, such as data entry, have also seen an increase over the quarter. Projects for Data Processing were up 21% (from 9,076 to 11,024 jobs) and projects requiring Excel as a skill also saw a 15% increase (from 13,246 to 15,301 total job postings). “AI can’t replace creativity yet. While workers and businesses are benefiting from productivity gains offered by generative AI, the data suggests that the technology in its current form isn’t able to replace creative work. We saw a similar trend occur in the first quarter of the year, as creative design jobs were flourishing despite interest for generative AI tripling,” said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive at Freelancer.com. The Fast 50 Q2 2023 report also reveals an increase in businesses investing heavily in freelance marketing support. This trend comes off the back of an unprecedented rise in jobs usually associated with the creation of new businesses and new ventures as found in the Fast 50 Q1 2023 report. In addition to Twitter Marketing ranking as the third fastest growing job, growth also surged for the following marketing skills: ● Search Engine Marketing (SEO) - up 26% (from 1,840 to 2,328 jobs) ● Sales - up 23% (from 2,614 to 3,233 jobs) ● Marketing - up 19% (from 8,269 to 9,867 jobs) ● Social Media Marketing - up 16% (from 6,524 to 7,574 jobs) ● Facebook Marketing - up 14% (from 5,602 to 6,410 jobs) Marketing jobs are some of the highest earning on the platform per project. Projects seeking SEO experts typically pay US$2,231 per project. General marketing jobs on average pay US$1,422 per project, while Social Media Marketing pays $584 per project. Local jobs, which is where employers hiring freelancers in their local area to do service or physical-based jobs, are growing across the platform by 37%, from 2,122 to 2,905 total projects. The two key drivers for growth for these types of jobs relate to Photography and Videography which are up by 40% (from 2,101 to 2,945) and 32% (from 3,095 to 4,097), respectively. On average, projects for Videography attract US$70 per hour. Fastest Falling Jobs of Q2 2023 The most significant declining trend observed in the Q2 2023 report shows that employers are easing their interest for tech and IT related skills. The Fast 50 report for Q3 2022 highlighted significant growth in a number of highly specialized and niche tech skills, such as software development, android app development, programming, and others. The catalyst for demand being global mass layoffs and hiring freezes across the tech sector towards the end of 2022. The latest Fast 50 Q2 2023 data shows interest for niche tech skills is beginning to slow down, with software development (down 28%, from 1,308 to 942), API (down 26%, from 1,516 to 1,109), iOS Development (down 26%, from 1,220 to 894) and Microsoft SQL Server (down 25%, from 1,309 to 975) all decreasing over the last quarter. Easing of these types of skills also aligns with Layoff.fyi’s tech layoff tracker also showing a reduction in the number of layoffs occurring globally. Fast 50 Q1 2023 - Data Analysis Relief For Writers As Data Suggests AI Can’t Replace Creativity The main trend from the Freelancer.com Fast 50 Q2 2023 report shows freelance writing jobs, specifically those seeking journalists and editors, increasing on the platform over the last quarter. Despite having access to freely available generative AI tools, employers are turning to on-demand freelancers to help write creative content for their websites and blogs. Creative Writing jobs were the number one fastest growing job on Freelancer.com in Q2, growing 58% from 1,868 to 2,961 jobs posted. Other writing related skills, such as Writing (Microsoft Word) (up 38.6%, 3,175 to 4,401 jobs), Copy Typing (up 31.2%, 4,867 to 6,389 jobs) and Ghostwriting (up 22.8%, 5,212 to 6,404 jobs), also saw an increase over the quarter. Interestingly, other skills which experts predict will be overtaken by AI are also increasing on the freelancing platform. Data processing grew by 21%, from 9,076 to 11,024 in Q2. Jobs with Excel as a key skill also increased by 15.5%, from 13,246 to 15,301 jobs. Data entry recently ranked as the World’s Most Boring Job in Freelancer.com ’s global survey measuring attitudes towards work. Data entry is also one of the most popular jobs that employers tend to delegate to on-demand freelancers. Businesses Focus On Growth, Following Startup Boom, By Investing In Marketing Jobs seeking Sales experts grew 23.6% and Business Analysis increased by 21.4% over the last quarter. This is another indication that businesses are focusing heavily on growth and strategy alongside promotion. In Q1 2023, Freelancer.com observed an unprecedented rise in jobs usually associated with the creation of new businesses and new ventures. This was apparent with projects for logo design, corporate identity design and eCommerce all growing simultaneously and aligning with new business formation statistics released by the US Census. While there isn’t data supporting another rise in new businesses in Q2 2023, what Freelancer.com is seeing is businesses now doubling down on marketing, sales and social media efforts to increase business. This aligns with global trends of big consumer brands, such as ones reported in Australia, slashing their marketing spend and look towards more self-driven or low budget or organic marketing efforts. Twitter Marketing, which ranks third in the most in-demand skills for Q2 2023 after growing 41% over the quarter, is growing to become a popular option for businesses looking for social media support. Social Media Marketing as a skill increased by 16% and Facebook Marketing increased by 14%. Marketing, as a skill generally, is up 19.3%, growing from 8,269 to 9,867 total jobs in Q2. Classic marketing tactics such as Search Engine Marketing (SEO) and Web Search grew by 26% and 21%, respectively. SEO and Web Search are both budget friendly ways for businesses to maintain a competitive advantage in search engines results. A similar trend was observed in the Q3 2022 as many tech companies began mass layoffs and cut Search Engine Marketing spend as a way to reduce marketing spend. As a result, Freelancer.com observed growth in SEO related projects or social media marketing as both are cost effective marketing strategies. Jobs seeking Sales experts grew 23.6% and Business Analysis increased by 21.4% over the last quarter. This is another indication that businesses are focusing heavily on growth and strategy alongside promotion. Demand For Tech Jobs Slows Down As Layoffs Reduce Worldwide Freelancer.com is beginning to see interest for niche tech and IT related skills reduce on the platform. A sudden surge in technology related skills was observed all throughout 2022, however, was largely apparent in the Fast 50 report for Q3 2022 which saw a significant increase in jobs relating to niche IT-related projects all being driven by a surge in tech layoffs. The latest figures from the Fast 50 report for Q2 2023 shows interest is beginning to slow down as 16 of the top 25 fastest falling jobs are related to tech, which are the same jobs which climbed heavily towards the end of last year. Software Development, which had sustained growth quarter-on-quarter throughout 2022, saw a decline of 28% from 1,308 to 942 jobs. Projects requiring API as a skill are down 26% (from 1,516 to 1,109) and iOS Development jobs are also down 26% (from 1,220 to 894). Location-Based Photography & Videography Jobs Are Booming Local Jobs are a specific type of job which are location based and are specific to a location. These jobs are typically service or physical jobs, such as local pick up, delivery, photography, gardening or cleaning services. This quarter saw Local Jobs grow by 37%, from 2,122 to 2,905. The two key drivers for growth for these types of jobs relate to Photography and Videography which are up by 40% (from 2,101 to 2,945) and 32% (from 3,095 to 4,097), respectively. Visual content will always be in-demand for any business, regardless of size. Whether it’s capturing an event or shooting footage to use for ads, real-life imagery will always be an important part of promoting businesses. ##### Freelancer Fast 50 The Freelancer Fast 50 report is the world’s largest forward indicator of trends in online jobs related to industries, technologies, products, and companies. The data is based on 280,000 jobs posted to the Freelancer platform between April 1 to June 30 2023. Fast 50 Q2 2023 Data About Freelancer Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 67 million registered users have posted over 22.7 million projects and contests to date in over 2,000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer also owns Escrow.com and Loadshift. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN and is quoted on OTCQX Best Market under the ticker FLNCF. Contact Details Freelancer.com Marko Zitko +61 404 574 830 marko@freelancer.com

July 19, 2023 12:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Cranberry Township, PA Moves to New Location

Minuteman Press International Inc

The Minuteman Press franchise in Cranberry Township has moved to a brand new facility located at 1185 Freedom Road, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066. Rich Coyner has owned the business for six years, while the shop itself has been operating for over 20 years. Rich shares, “Our original location was initially setup to accommodate offset presses and a backroom operation with little retail-facing space. We moved away from the offset press business five years ago and needed a fresh look that allows our customers to see how technology has changed the way we deliver printed services to them.” He continues, “We moved into a larger space that is wide open and enables our clients to see more of our operation and capabilities. Our digital presses are near the front of the store and clients can see how we move a job from print to completion. We also added a larger lobby area with display racks for logo apparel and a display case for our promotional products lines. Our lobby is also wide open and accessible for customers in accordance with ADA guidelines.” Growing the Business When asked how he’s grown Minuteman Press in Cranberry Township since purchasing the business six years ago, Rich highlights the following: “ Diversification / Expansion of Products – When I purchased the business, the focus was only on printing paper products. We have expanded into promotional products, logo apparel, EDDM and direct mail, wide format printing, and more. I eliminated our offset presses, purchased a Xante Envelope Press, added 2 new digital presses and upgraded all of our equipment by purchasing a new challenge cutter, Baumfolder Folding Machine and Graphic Whizard Perf & Scoring machine to ensure we could provide quality products in a timely manner. We also expanded our marketing efforts to pursue promotional products and apparel opportunities from our existing customer base. Acquisition – I acquired an independent print shop that was a few miles north of me and rolled his business into our existing operation. Networking – I am a Board Member on the largest Chamber of Commerce group in the Greater Pittsburgh area – The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber – and I leverage these networking opportunities and relationships to market my business. Community Welcome Wagon – I’ve also partnered with the local Welcome Wagon business – North Pittsburgh Greeting Co. – who welcomes all new businesses to the area and provides them a list of local businesses and goodies to help them get their business off the ground. We offer 500 Free Business cards and 500 Envelopes as a way of welcoming them to the area and letting them know we can support their printing and marketing needs.” Rich adds, “We have a great team that enjoys meeting the needs of our customers. I know that if I continue to invest in good people, new technology and keep things moving forward, the customers will stay with us. At Minuteman Press, we continue to evolve and strive to get better at everything we do to make sure our customers are happy and satisfied with our work. If we can provide a solution, we do it! And if for some reason we can’t, we’ll point them in the right direction.” Career Change & Franchise Support Prior to buying the business, Rich shares, “I spent over 30 years in the transportation & logistics industry, 20-plus years working in Corporate America for three Fortune 500 companies and the last 12 years running a privately held third-party logistics organization. I knew how to run a company but was not sure what I wanted to do so I became involved in franchise consulting as a Certified Franchise Consultant. I came across Minuteman Press in Cranberry Twp and decided to purchase it. I knew how to run a company but knew nothing about the printing industry, so I did some research and worked with the local SBDC to better understand the industry and its future potential.” Over the past six years, Rich has continued to receive ongoing franchise support from Minuteman Press International. He explains, “Minuteman Press provides a great platform to run your business along with a diverse vendor base to meet just about any needs a customer may have. Their FLEX software is a great tool for managing day-to-day operations and my central facility work is about 35%-40% of my business because we have such great vendors in the Minuteman Press program. I can do more sales with less staff using the central facility model.” Advice for Others As for what advice he would give to other business owners, Rich says, “The best advice I can give is run your business – don’t let it run you. It’s important to not let the business run you as you need to let your employees run the day-to-day and you need to be thinking big picture. Know what you want to be today, tomorrow and the next day – the world does not stand still so if you slow down it will pass you by.” Rich adds, “Also, treat your employees well! Without your team, you cannot meet the challenges of being a successful business owner.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Cranberry Township, PA, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/pa/cranberry-township/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

July 17, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Names Jose Espinel to Lead Texas Region

Comcast Texas

Comcast today announced Jose Espinel as the new senior vice president for its Texas Region. Espinel will lead all business functions of the region, including the robust broadband infrastructure expansion of the Xfinity 10G Network in Texas. “I couldn’t get here fast enough,” said Espinel. “Texas is the land of opportunity, and I truly admire the rich diversity of the region and our Comcast Texas team. My priority will be to continue to expand our world-class broadband network to more customers and communities while ensuring our most vulnerable southeast Texans don’t get left behind.” Espinel, a native of Venezuela, brings nearly 25 years of communications and data industry experience to Comcast’s Texas Region. He joins Comcast after a successful tenure at AT&T where he led teams in Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas. While in Los Angeles and San Diego, Espinel led AT&T’s consumer mobile business and the Hispanic segment strategy for the region. He also worked with DIRECTV Latin America. “Jose embodies all our cultural touchstones. He’s an inclusive, principled, people-focused, competitive and customer-driven leader,” said Comcast West Division President Rich Jennings. “Our country is experiencing the largest broadband infrastructure expansion of our lifetime, and Jose is ready to lead the charge in Texas so more families and communities can unlock a future of unlimited possibilities.” Espinel joins Comcast’s Texas Region on July 10 and will report to Jennings. “I’m excited to lead this incredibly talented and dedicated Comcast Texas team and continue to provide reliable service to, and serve, the wonderful communities in the region,” said Espinel. “I am also looking forward to spending more time with family members who are proud and long-time residents of the area.” Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, 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 | Texas Region Steve Campion +1 832-920-2001 Steve_Campion@comcast.com Company Website HTTPS://www.ComcastTexas.com

July 10, 2023 07:02 AM Central Daylight Time

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Lockheed Martin Sets Industry Benchmark as Early Adopter of NCMA Contract Management Standard and Contract Management Body of Knowledge

National Contract Management Association

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Lockheed Martin, a leading global aerospace and defense company, is one of the first prime contractors to adopt the cutting-edge National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Contract Management Standard™ (CMS ™) and Contract Management Body of Knowledge ® ( CMBOK ®). With this adoption, Lockheed Martin reiterates its unwavering commitment to excellence in contract management, ensuring that its workforce possesses the necessary competencies that align seamlessly with both the federal government and institutions of higher education, which have also embraced the CMS. The NCMA Contract Management Standard™ equips organizations with a structured approach to contract management, facilitating improved communication, streamlined processes, and enhanced risk management. As Lockheed Martin integrates this CMS into its operations, the company further strengthens its ability to deliver unparalleled value to customers and stakeholders. By proactively adopting this groundbreaking standard, Lockheed Martin sets a new industry benchmark, showcasing its dedication to fostering enhanced communication, transparency, and efficiency within its contract management processes. "At Lockheed Martin, we continuously strive to be at the forefront of innovation and industry-leading practices. Our decision to be an early adopter of the NCMA CMS™ and the CMBOK is a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional results for our customers," said Debra Scheider, Vice President of Corporate Contracts for Lockheed Martin. "By implementing this standard, we enhance our ability to drive collaborative and successful partnerships, while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and compliance.” Kraig Conrad, CEO of NCMA, expressed his gratitude for Lockheed Martin's adoption of the NCMA CMS™ and CMBOK®, stating, "Lockheed Martin as one of the early adopters demonstrates commitment to their workforce and customers. This moves our profession forward on a shared vision of fostering a robust connection between industry and government through a common language.” The U.S. Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) announced the new classification in a January 19 memo, stating that the CMS™ will become the foundation of a new contracting training system for all government agencies effective February 1, 2023. The new Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) (Professional) will now align with the Department of Defense framework (DAWIA), which is also based on the CMS™. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved third edition of the NCMA CMS™ is recognized globally as the preeminent standard in the profession. It serves as the basis for hiring and training frameworks as well as the NCMA’s ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)-accredited Certified Contract Management Associate (CCMA) certification. The CMBOK® is based on the CMS™ and serves as the basis for NCMA’s ANAB-accredited Certified Professional Contracts Manager™ (CPCM™) certification. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org. About Lockheed Martin Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Please follow @LMNews on Twitter for the latest announcements and news across the corporation. Contact Details National Contract Management Association Holly Dehesa +1 281-865-3296 holly.dehesa@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

July 06, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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This Independence Day: Meet the U.S. Army Soldier Next Door

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/UOderlkXedk For more information, visit GoArmy.com Over the past 248 years, the U.S. Army has evolved to include Soldiers from every state in America and many foreign nations who represent the cultural backgrounds, experiences, and passions that reflect who we are as Americans. They are first-generation Americans, artists, musicians, athletes, scientists, doctors, authors, sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers. They are Soldiers who are dedicated to serving our country. As we celebrate our nation and approach July 4 th, now is a unique opportunity to learn of the unexpected stories of the accomplished men and women who have dedicated their lives to service. These Soldiers are also ushering in an era of change for the U.S. Army marked by modern policies that reflect the needs of a new generation. A striking example of this is Maj. Shahin Uddin, a Bangladesh-native, Army Public Affairs Officer, and father of 12 children. He lives out what it means to be a Soldier by exceptionally balancing his passion for service with his purpose in honoring his culture and caring for his family. Maj. Shahin Uddin conducted a media tour to discuss how the Army ranks have evolved with Soldiers who represent the multicultural backgrounds, experiences and passions that reflect who we are as Americans. Some of the topics Maj. Uddin discussed included: Maj. Uddin’s path to service Who serves in the U.S. Army today. Some of the misconceptions civilians have about Soldiers and military life How the Army is modernizing to support the needs of a new generation Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 30, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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

AmeriLife

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

June 28, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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