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RepairPal & International Bancard strike strategic partnership

International Bancard

International Bancard, an industry-leading technology and payment provider, has partnered with RepairPal, the largest trusted auto repair network for high quality and fair prices, to bring simplified, integrated payment solutions with a focus on cost, security, and technology to RepairPal’s certified network. “International Bancard is excited to partner with RepairPal. Their commitment to working with local business owners in the auto repair space is exemplary. With this partnership, RepairPal clients will have access to streamlined payment acceptance, business growth tools, and a tech stack which integrates with virtually all payment systems.”, says Mike Witonsky, Vice President Sales at International Bancard. “RepairPal Certified shops undergo a rigorous certification process, providing peace of mind to their customers by ensuring prompt, friendly service and quality repairs, backed by a local repair warranty. RepairPal is excited about this partnership with International Bancard, which will help our network of 2,800 RepairPal Certified shops to grow their business and provide their customers modern payment options in a secure and cost-effective way." Kathleen Long, VP/GM of Growth at RepairPal. About International Bancard International Bancard, is a Detroit-based FINTECH company providing payment acceptance solutions for businesses, financial institutions, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), associations and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) throughout North America. We offer seamless, secure, innovative payment solutions, take pride in understanding the needs and challenges of our clients and act with a sense of urgency in everything we do. Please contact marketing@intlbancard.com with questions or for further information. About RepairPal Established in 2007, RepairPal connects consumers with certified trustworthy mechanics throughout the US. Large trusted companies including USAA, CarMax, Consumer Reports and International Bancard send their members and customers to RepairPal Certified shops, knowing they will get high-quality repairs at a fair price. More information is available at www.RepairPal.com. Please contact pr@repairpal.com with questions or for further information. Press Releases: https://news.repairpal.com/releases/press-releases Contact Details International Bancard Michael Witonsky +1 800-827-4880 marketing@intlbancard.com

May 17, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CapM Advisors Adds Brian DeCicco as Managing Director to Lead Media Practice

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CapM Advisors, an independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Brian DeCicco as a Managing Director. Mr. DeCicco is joining the firm’s New York City office to lead its media and information services practice. “We are excited to welcome Brian to our firm. He is widely regarded by leading media companies as a thought leader and an expert with deep competencies and industry relationships“ said Carlo Bronzini, Co-Founder and Partner at CapM. Mr. DeCicco spent over 12 years in mergers and acquisitions advisory at Berkery Noyes, where he led the firm’s media and information services group. He is a SIIA Emerging Leader Award winner, a distinction recognizing rising talent and leaders making a difference in the business information and media industries. He is also a M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award winner (formerly known as ‘40 Under 40’), a distinction bestowed upon accomplished leaders in the investment banking community. “Brian is a great addition to our growing team,” said François Huré, Co-Founder and Partner at CapM. “His knowledge and capabilities strengthen CapM’s ability to support and deliver great advice to clients in the media and information services industries”. “I am thrilled to be joining CapM. The firm has led many high-profile transactions and I look forward to furthering our capabilities advising leading media, events, software and information services companies. I’m delighted to be partnering with the team and contributing to the firm’s continued success” added Mr. DeCicco. About Brian DeCicco Brian DeCicco has over twelve years of advisory experience in mergers & acquisitions and leads CapM’s media and information services practice. He has completed over 55 transactions within digital and traditional media, events, software and information services. Mr. DeCicco is highly regarded for his sell-side and buy-side M&A expertise and deep domain knowledge, having represented market leading B2B and consumer content, trade show & conference and SaaS & tech-enabled service companies. About CapM Advisors CapM Advisors is an internationally recognized independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firm headquartered in New York City. The firm is focused on delivering senior-level attention and advice to both domestic and international clients. Its business includes strategic and M&A advisory as well as restructuring. Principals at CapM have experience in a range of industries and have completed over $36 billion in transactions. For more information, visit www.cap-m.com. Contact Details CapM Advisors +1 212-502-3370 info@cap-m.com Company Website https://cap-m.com/

May 17, 2021 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New research: What do the UK's employees really want?

Futureheads

New research reveals what employees really want as UK job market rebounds - only 6% want to be fully based at home, 66% want flexible working and NOT unlimited holiday (12%) whilst only 16% believe their present work has purpose, despite valuing this as a priority According to official data from The Office of National Statistics (ONS), UK employers began hiring again in March with data showing the strongest rebound in permanent hiring for six years. As employers ramp up their searches, insightful new data from digital recruitment agency Futureheads suggests the criteria employees are looking for from new job roles - particularly in the tech sector - may look different to expectations in the post-pandemic world. Contrary to expectation, only 6% of workers want to be fully based at home, with the majority (68%) seeking a combination of work and home. Four out of five (81%) want to return to the office at least half the time, suggesting that workers are missing the benefits of being in a shared space. It seems that the unprecedented increase in home-working caused by the pandemic, rather than leading to a permanent shift, has instead driven a reflex to seek greater flexibility in work location. By far the biggest priority identified was flexible working, with 66% choosing this as appealing, whereas perks like unlimited holiday were listed as important by just 12% of respondents. Only 16% of those surveyed by Futureheads believed their work made a difference and had purpose, however more than a quarter (27%) saw the company’s mission being positive to society as a high priority, suggesting employers need to shape up to appeal to prospective and current employees. Said Be Kaler Pilgrim of Futureheads: “We wanted to run this research to find out more about the people behind the jobs in the UK tech sector, what makes them tick and whether their expectations have changed post-pandemic. We often see headlines about the tech sector and how it’s growing in the UK - but what motivates the people that move it forwards? The results of this survey are interesting to see and should help employers shape what they need to do to attract the best candidates when they’re looking to hire.” As lockdown restrictions ease, the Futureheads research suggests a potential boom in job-hopping, as more than half stated the pandemic had stopped them looking, but 30% have started looking since, with the potential for this number to grow as job security increases. Within this increasingly competitive market, employers will need to up their game to retain existing staff and appeal to desirable candidates. ENDS NOTES TO EDITORS For press enquiries, contact futureheads@yourssincerely.online. About Futureheads ( www.wearefutureheads.com ) We are Futureheads, a recruitment business that is all about digital media and all about being specialist. Founded in 2009 by three seasoned digital media recruiters and now a 40-strong team, we don't try to be all things to all people. Instead, we focus on what we're really good at and have a strong reputation built on honest, fuss-free delivery. The Futureheads team is built around our niche disciplines: - User Experience - Design & Creative - Service Design - Project Management - Product Management - Change & transformation - Technical - Executive. Our consultants are embedded into a niche area of digital so when you talk to a Futurehead you talk to a specialist who understands what you do and what you're looking for. Simple and, we hope, refreshing. So if you're looking to hire or be hired, for temporary, contract or permanent roles, come and talk to us. If we can't help you, we'll tell you. And if we can, happy days. Contact Details Yours Sincerely Amelia Strawson +44 7833 493677 amelia@yourssincerely.online Company Website https://www.wearefutureheads.com/

May 17, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Report by Gennev Shows Gaps in Support for Women’s Health and Why It’s Time to Rethink Menopause

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/BClIM0LIYr0 Every woman will go through menopause—that’s an estimated 1.3 million women in the U.S. alone who enter menopause every year, yet the topic of menopause is still taboo. Women feel confused about what’s normal, uncomfortable talking about it, and unprepared to manage “the change.” With conversations around fertility becoming more open, menopause still feels like a secret, and that leads to misinformation and a significant reduction in quality of life for too many women. To demystify menopause Gennev created the first-of-its kind Menopause NOW Report with 120,000 women who shared information about their lives and health over the past year. The report offers unparalleled insight into how women are experiencing menopause, with findings that show: 70% of women reported putting off preventative health appointments in the past year because of the pandemic 49% reported using telehealth for menopause care 92% reported more stress on top of menopause-related anxiety in the past year Founded and led by women, Gennev is a Seattle-based digital health platform that offers holistic and comprehensive support for women in all stages of menopause. They offer women a virtual clinic with OBGYNs and health coaches on staff, in addition to educational services, community, and wellness products. The results of this year's Menopause NOW report demonstrate women’s need for more comprehensive support from specialized doctors, health coaches, and their fellow women – services all provided by Gennev. Take your personal menopause assessment at www.gennev.com, join the #IAmTheChange movement, and become part of the largest menopause community online. Watch Gennev’s video of women sharing their stories, then add your own voice. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwThI2V25mc&feature=youtu.be About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 14, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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4th ANNUAL LEADERS IN LIFE SCIENCES BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE BRINGS KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS TOGETHER

LevLane

The 4 th Annual Leaders in Life Sciences breakfast roundtable will take place at 7:00AM – 9:00AM EST on May 18, 2021, hosted by LevLane, Boston Healthcare Associates, and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Select healthcare business leaders will participate in a two-hour virtual roundtable discussion moderated by Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. Topics will include insights to driving innovation, stakeholder perspectives, investment opportunities, and challenges relating to the future of digital healthcare. The goal of the roundtable is to have an interactive session where panelists can share meaningful insights and learnings with each other. Following the meeting, the discussion’s key insights, learnings, and implications will be summarized and shared with industry entities, as well as other key insight communications. “This event has been successful in years past and we’re excited for this year’s discussion given historic structural changes in healthcare delivery that we have observed over the last 15 months. It’s more important than ever to stay connected, for us as industry leaders and for policymakers, providers and consumers,” said Thomas Goss, PharmD, Senior Vice President, Boston Healthcare Associates. Edward Allera, Shareholder, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, agrees. “It’s beneficial for so many to produce meaningful collaborations when it comes to institutions, services, products, innovations and research. I’m happy to help create a platform to make this possible,” said Allera. Panelists will include: Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D., Former Principal Deputy Commissioner & Acting CIO, FDA Tom Cassels, M.P.P, President, Rock Health Quinn Dufurrena, DDS, JD, Chief Dental Officer of United Concordia Dental Mark Haig Khachaturian, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Wellvii Allison Oelschlaeger, BSFS, Director & Chief Data Officer, CMS Christopher T. Olivia, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Samantha (Mandy) J. Pulliam, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Renovia, Inc. Wendy Sanhai, Ph.D., M.B.A., Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting, FDA Richard Schwabacher, Senior Vice President of Digital Health and Chief Digital Officer, BioReference Laboratories, Inc. Michael Sherman, MD, M.B.A., Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan “There’s so much talent and many bright minds in the life sciences industry. It’s crucial to bring this group together and give them the opportunity to share knowledge and introduce insights to their peers on a regular basis,“ said Timmy Garde, Chief Innovation Leader, LevLane. Attendance to the 4 th Annual Leaders in Life Sciences Breakfast Roundtable is limited. Please register at: LeadersInLifeSciences051821.com. Key insights will be released following the roundtable discussion. About Leaders in Life Sciences Leaders in Life Sciences is a partnership of LevLane, Boston Healthcare, and Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC. The group was formed to bring together thought leaders in the Life Science space to provide insights and solutions to the biggest challenges facing the industry. To learn more about Leaders in Life Sciences contact Timmy Garde at tgarde@levlane.com, Edward Allera at edward.allera@bipc.com, or Thomas Goss at tgoss@bostonhealthcare.com. Contact Details Liz Weir +1 610-401-4825 lweir@levlane.com Company Website https://www.levlane.com

May 14, 2021 07:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LevLane Announces Multiple Promotions and Role Changes

LevLane

LevLane, a full-service, award-winning ad agency, now in its 37th year, has announced multiple promotions as the agency continues to see strong growth. “We are so proud of this team. Over the past year we have experienced challenges we never anticipated and despite that our team has continued to deliver,” said Josh Lev, SVP | Brand Engagement of LevLane. “As we emerge from one of the most difficult times in memory, we are excited to look to the future and the team who will help to get us there.” Web Development Megan Hegarty has been promoted to Vice President, Digital Services. Senior Living Beth Simos has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Client Engagement. Creative Taylor Irwin has been promoted to Associate Creative Director. Steven Graziano has been promoted to Senior Art Director. Joe Schoppy has been promoted to Senior Copywriter. Digital Media Ed Stec has been promoted to Vice President, Paid Search Director. Sarita Shinde has been promoted to Digital Analytics Manager. Life Sciences MaryPat Siwak has been promoted to Account Director. Gina Gattis has been promoted to Account Supervisor. Samantha Spurrier has been promoted to Account Executive. Content & Digital Strategy Gabrielle Costello has been promoted to Director of Content. Michele Burns has moved into the role of Content Project Manager. Tyler Heileman has moved into the role of Digital Content Writer. Emily Glorioso has moved into the role of Social Media Specialist. About LevLane LevLane is an award-winning, full-service, independent advertising agency in Philadelphia, PA that has been building brands that people love for nearly 40 years. Contact Details LevLane Liz Weir +1 610-401-4825 lweir@levlane.com Company Website https://www.levlane.com

May 13, 2021 07:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LevLane Announces Hiring of Chief Talent Officer, Adam Heagy

LevLane

LevLane announced today that it has hired Adam Heagy as its new Chief Talent Officer. Heagy is an experienced leader in HR and talent acquisition and development, and a veteran of the advertising talent world. Prior to joining LevLane, Heagy was President of Interactive Recruiting Consultants for nearly 10 years where he led all recruiting and talent efforts. “We’ve worked with Adam for years as our contract recruiter and he’s always been a true partner, providing reliable guidance and sending us fantastic talent,” said Josh Lev, SVP Brand Engagement at LevLane. “It was a natural fit to bring Adam into the LevLane family full-time to help us find the best talent for our future growth.” While at Interactive Recruiting Consultants, Heagy worked with a wide range of advertising and marketing agencies to source and recruit top talent. “LevLane has a phenomenal culture that is truly unique in the advertising world, said Heagy. “So, when the opportunity arose to join the team full-time, it was a no-brainer. I’m excited to be part of such a talented team and can’t wait to find that next generation of LevLane talent.” Heagy will be responsible for all talent acquisition and will head up the Human Resources Department, reporting to Chief Financial Officer, Nicole Landau. --- About LevLane LevLane is an award-winning, full-service, independent advertising agency in Philadelphia, PA that has been building brands people love for nearly 40 years. Contact Details LevLane Liz Weir +1 610-401-4825 lweir@levlane.com Company Website https://www.levlane.com

May 12, 2021 07:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Calls for housing and landmarks for UK’s derelict land - Romal Capital survey

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With Britain still in the grip of an on-going housing crisis, property developers Romal Capital sought the views of the British public on regenerating derelict land and brownfield sites. The national survey* found that 59% of Brits are calling for derelict land to be converted into modern, efficient housing and a place for cultural landmarks. More the three-quarters (77%) feel that when brownfield sites are regenerated, they bring a sense of freshness, art and culture to an area improving the lives of everyone around it. However, as these sites stand, 74% believe that derelict sites are eyesores on the nations landscape. Romal Capital’s survey reported that over four-fifths (83%) of respondents feel Westminster governments have failed to prioritise regenerating brownfield sites in their area, in recent years. People in the North East of England (90%) felt strongest about this followed by those in the South East (85%). It follows that a lack of commitment from central government will have a regional impact. 79% of people pointed the length of time it takes for decisions to be made as the most significant hurdle to change. “It’s great to see that people across the country want see their areas improved and repurposed. However, it is clear that speed is the issue more than ambition says Romal Capital’s CEO Greg Malouf. Regeneration and planning have a lot of due process and extensive local bureaucracy, and it is this that needs to be restructured to get things going. Local authorities need more support and resources to streamline these processes and fast track regeneration of these sites.” What to do with all this space? A 2020 report** from the countryside charity CPRE found there was over 25,000 hectares of brownfield land across 21,000 sites in the UK. Enough to fit over 1 million homes. The survey discovered that almost a third (30%) of people would most like to see cultural landmarks built on this unused, derelict land, while a similar amount (29%) want to see modern, efficient homes and communities built to help solve the nations crippling housing crisis. When it comes to regenerated outdoor space, over a quarter, (26%) are in favour of new recreational facilities. “Many people are desperate for somewhere permanent to live and keen to see former industrial and undeveloped areas turned into new, progressive housing neighbourhoods and community hubs.” says Malouf “The authorities must become far more proactive and flexible to allow this to happen.” Notes to the editor *Research findings based on a survey of 2,000 UK households carried out in April 2021 for Romal Capital by LMRMC (Market Research Society approved partner and ESOMAR corporate member). **CPRE Report 2020 About Romal Capital Romal Capital is an international award-winning property developer based in Liverpool. The team brings to the city over 60 years of combined property development experience from across Liverpool, and other major UK and international cities. Contact Details Romal Capital Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://www.romalcapital.co.uk/

May 12, 2021 06:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Despite Gender Pay Gap, Women Lead The Next Wave of Wealth Transfer by Jennifer Lang Financial Services.

Jennifer Lang Financial Services, LLC

Contact Details Jennifer Lang Financial Services, LLC. Jennifer Lang +1 877-487-8926 mail@jenniferlangfinancialservices.com Company Website https://www.jenniferlangfinancialservices.com

May 11, 2021 10:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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