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Minuteman Press Franchise in Denver Acquires 31-Year Business A Great American Print Shop

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Abel Corral, owner of Minuteman Press in Denver located at 4725 Paris Street, Suite 200, has acquired independent printing business A Great American Print Shop from retiring owner Frank Hibberd. A Great American Print Shop operated in Denver for 31 years. When Frank received a mailer from Minuteman Press, he reached out to Regional VP Jack Panzer. Jack says, “Frank wanted to retire and I told him about our unique ability to help independent print shops sell their business. I connected him with Abel, who had expressed interest growing and expanding his business through an acquisition. I am glad they were able to work out a deal, and I wish Frank all the best in retirement.” On the acquisition, Abel Corral says, “The acquisition came about on the heels of our three year anniversary; this is also our second acquisition in two years. I was looking for a way to grow my business and so I let it be known to Jack Panzer that I’d be interested in acquiring another print shop.” Abel continues, “A Great American Print Shop was strategically located within an area that I already reach and market to and so this acquisition just seemed like a good fit. I really liked that this was an established business with growth potential that I feel my team could capitalize on. The potential upside, close proximity, and perfect timing all came into play.” He adds, “The acquisition included an established client base, paper inventory, some equipment including cutters, and access to Frank during the transition. I expect this acquisition to help increase revenue by 20-25%. Also, this acquisition benefits AGAP’s customers in three key ways: First, we have received all of the previous artwork for AGAP clients to ensure a seamless transition as we serve their print, design, and mailing needs. Second, we will be able to offer promotional products and apparel to AGAP clients, which were not previously available. Third, we will be providing value-added local customer service and client support. Our Minuteman Press location is near Peoria & Interstate 70: 4725 Paris St. #200, Denver, CO 80239, inside the Pinecreek Office Center. We are also offering free delivery to AGAP customers.” Abel concludes, “I’m very grateful that my Regional VP Jack Panzer helped me by presenting this opportunity and helping me through the process. I expect this could be a game-changer for our business.” Abel Corral’s Minuteman Press franchise in Denver is located at 4725 Paris Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80239. For more information, call or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/co/denver20/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and see 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

January 23, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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NLPC Calls Upon Special Counsel to Search Biden’s Senate Records Stored at University of Delaware for Additional Classified Documents

National Legal & Policy Center

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has called upon the Special Counsel to conduct a search of Biden’s Senate records stored at the University of Delaware. The request follows revelations that additional classified documents were discovered Friday at President Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, during a 13-hour search by the FBI. The documents reportedly include at least one document from the time that Biden served in the Senate. In 2011, Biden donated a treasure trove of documents from his 36-year career in the U.S. Senate (January 1973-January 2009) that fills 1,875 boxes and also includes 415 gigabytes of electronic records. During his Senate career, Biden was Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee or its ranking member and had access to many classified documents. “The FBI needs to search the entire 14,000 square foot Penn Biden Center where classified documents were found by his private attorneys searching only Biden’s private office on November 2 nd. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who served as managing director also had an office there. The FBI also needs to search Biden’s Senate records stored at the University of Delaware as well as his beach home,” said NLPC Counsel, Paul Kamenar. “This scavenger hunt for classified documents has been a total farce and insult to the American people,” said Peter Flaherty, Chairman of NLPC. “The House Oversight Committee, Special Counsel, and NLPC’s FOIA investigation need to get to the bottom of Biden’s mishandling classified information.” NLPC has also criticized the handling of this matter by Biden’s private attorneys who are not cleared to review classified information and who may have tainted evidence of a crime with their fingerprints and mishandling. A major question remains unanswered: why did Biden decide two years after he occupied the White House to move his office at the Biden Center and why hire expensive private attorneys to do so instead of Biden Center staff? Other locations that Biden occupied since leaving office in January 2017 should also be searched. He first had a temporary transition office set up by GSA near the White House. Then a temporary Penn Biden Center facility was opened mid-town in Washington, D.C., before the office was opened in February 2018 near the Capitol. Biden also rented a 12,000 square-foot mansion in McLean, Virginia at $20,000 a month after he left the White House, about twice the size of his home in Wilmington, Delaware. NLPC has been investigating the Biden Center since early 2020 and its funding by Chinese donations, much of it anonymous. NLPC filed a complaint with the Department of Education in May 2020 and with the Department of Justice that both Hunter Biden and the Biden Center should be registered as a foreign agents with China under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. ### Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. For more information or to schedule an interview with a NLPC spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at drene@nlpc.org or call 202-329-8357. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 danrenejr@gmail.com Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

January 23, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How FatBrain AI Is Helping Protect Small Businesses From Ransomware Attacks

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Small-to-medium-sized enterprises, also known as SMEs, make up over 90% of businesses around the world and approximately half of global employment. In the U.S., SMEs account for 44% of all U.S. economic activity and produce the bulk of GDP output. These SMEs are heavily reliant on, and often at the mercy of, programs like QuickBooks and Salesforce. 64% of QuickBooks users come from SMEs, and of that percentage. Salesforce has over 150,000 subscribers. While these programs are fantastic tools for SMEs, they are also vulnerable to ransomware attacks. SMEs do not have the same technical expertise, staffing, and secure infrastructure that companies like Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), IBM (NYSE: IBM), and Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) do. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help bridge the technological divide. FatBrain AI (LZG International, Inc.) (OTCQB: LZGI) is on the front lines of this battle. FatBrain markets itself as “AI for Everyone” and caters specifically to SMEs. The company is focused on simplifying decision-making for SMEs and giving them the power to harness big data and AI to grow, protect and expand their businesses. How Is FatBrain Protecting SMEs From Ransomware Attacks More than 50% of SMEs are expected to experience a ransomware attack, and when this happens, all the data stored on QuickBooks and Salesforce could be lost or at the very least inaccessible for an extended period. For small businesses, this would be devastating and costly. FatBrain has created RansomProof - AI software that can have a real impact on securing a small business’ systems and data and ensure small businesses will be safe. RansomProof is free forever to SMEs because the company believes in leveling the playing field between big businesses and SMEs. RansomProof is simple to use - SMEs simply need to register their QuickBooks and Salesforce accounts with FatBrain’s RansomProof and their data will be backed up daily, 365 days a year; no expensive consultants or advanced technical knowledge required. All data between FatBrain’s servers and the company is encrypted with the highest industry standards (128-bit TLS). Data is kept secure with multiple servers housed in secure data centers that have strict access controls. By ensuring that data is constantly backed up, SMEs can rest assured that even if a ransomware attack comes their way, they are protected and their data is safe. FatBrain is bringing AI to small businesses in a digestible, simple way. To learn more about RansomProof, click here. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. FatBrain AI (LZG International, Inc.; OTC: LZGI) is the first and leading provider of powerful and easy-to-use AI solutions to millions of businesses of tomorrow driving the majority of the global economy, empowering them to grow, innovate faster and savemoney. FatBrain’s innovative solutions transform continuous learning, narrative reasoning, cloud, blockchain and Web3 technologies into auditable, explainable and easy to integrate products. FatBrain’ssubscription model allows all companies to deploy its advanced AI solutions quickly and easily, securely utilizing them on premises behind their firewalls or via cloud. The AI 2.0 pioneered by our teams is like WAZE for business growth, using advanced peerdynamics technology to automatically learn patterns from individual and peer behavior. This allows us to deliver coached, personalized AI solutions at hyperscale. FatBrain unifies insights from SaaS applications, turbo-charged by peer and market dynamics: 1) Realize attainable goals from explainable peer performance. 2)Turbo-charge human expertise with superhuman AI insights. 3) Accelerate growth through the contributory network effects. 4) Simplify harnessing data across common apps and market signals. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Shawn Carey ir@fatbrain.ai Company Website https://fatbrain.ai/

January 23, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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AmeriLife Announces Key Organizational Changes on Heels of Strong Growth & Expansion

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Following three years of record-breaking growth and expansion, AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”) today announced a strategic, organizational restructuring with the creation of two new, distinct distribution groups – Wealth and Health – an evolved structure designed to deliver more focused growth along with the resources needed to continue to grow AmeriLife’s industry-leading partners. Wealth will be led by AmeriLife’s Chief Distribution Officer Mike Vietri, reporting to AmeriLife Chairman and CEO Scott R. Perry. Health will be led by newly appointed Chief Distribution Officer and former president of AmeriLife’s Life & Health Brokerage Distribution Scotty Elliott, reporting to AmeriLife’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Calvert. “This reorganization represents a natural evolution of our strategy. Five years ago, AmeriLife embarked on a journey to build the capabilities that we would need to deliver on our mission of offering a full suite of insurance and retirement solutions to provide people peace of mind, enabling them to live longer, healthier lives,” said Perry. “Through execution of our organic and inorganic growth plans, we are now at a stage where we’ve assembled comprehensive capabilities across the spectrum of Health and Wealth to deliver a platform of products and technology that agents and advisors can utilize to effectively deliver holistic solutions to the market, engaging with consumers through their channels of choice. “We are fortunate to have a talented and experienced group of senior leaders at the helm of this new structure to optimize this platform. Additionally, the new structure provides a laser focus on our two core areas of business, affording even greater growth and profitability opportunities within Wealth and Health.” Wealth Distribution Over the past seven years, Vietri has grown AmeriLife’s distribution organization to over $9 billion in overall premium, $7.2 billion in assets under management, and more than 120 affiliates and agencies nationwide. Given his depth of knowledge and experience in the wealth management and financial services industries, and considering the growing demands of the organization, Vietri’s focus, going forward, will be on AmeriLife’s annuities, underwritten life, and wealth and retirement advisory verticals. Saybrus, TruChoice Financial Group, ICON and Brookstone will remain key to AmeriLife’s overall Wealth strategy. Vietri will continue to report to Perry, while AmeriLife Benefits and AmeriLife’s Career Agency will continue to report to Vietri under their current leadership. Additionally, AmeriLife’s Distribution Centers of Excellence, including Distribution Analytics, Distribution Operations, and its Business Revenue Group (BRG), will continue to report to Vietri and maintain their enterprise focus. AmeriLife’s Wealth-focused affiliates will continue to report to Denny Southern. “Over the last few years, AmeriLife’s efforts to add to its wealth-focused services and solutions has set us up for continued growth in the space at exactly the right time,” said Vietri. “I’m incredibly excited for the realignment of our organization. In particular, I’m thrilled to lead AmeriLife’s Wealth Distribution at time when our offerings align perfectly with consumers’ needs and our holistic approach to wealth management and retirement planning ensures customers never outgrow our advisors.” Health Distribution Elliott joined AmeriLife in 2019 with a focus on distribution business development, and was elevated soon thereafter to lead AmeriLife’s Life & Health Brokerage Distribution, overseeing field distribution initiatives, carrier partnerships, and IMO and FMO relationships. Reporting to Calvert, Elliott will take on AmeriLife largest and fastest-growing business. Their stewardship of Health will allow AmeriLife to deliver even greater strategic efficiencies – at scale – to ensure sustainable growth for its partners. In his new role, Elliott will continue lead AmeriLife’s Medicare and Simplified Issue Life verticals, as well as assume accountability of AmeriLife’s Direct-to-Consumer distribution arm, which will continue to be led by Jim Palmer. “I’m humbled by the opportunity to lead AmeriLife’s Health Distribution,” said Elliott. “I’m forever indebted to Scott and Mike for their support and leadership, and hope to make them proud with this new venture. I also want to commend the talented group of affiliates that comprise AmeriLife. They are the reason we are experiencing so much success, and I’m eager to serve them for years to come.” Since 2020, AmeriLife has added 65 affiliates serving more than 350,000 agents and advisors nationwide. While its Life & Health business has more than doubled in size during the same time period, the company remains equally focused on growth opportunities and synergies within its wealth-focused lines of businesses, strengthened by the recent addition of TruChoice Financial Group, its joint venture ICON with AIMCOR Group, and evidenced by more than $8 billion in annuities premiums and more than $7 billion in assets under management as of the end of 2022. Added Perry: “I couldn’t be happier for Mike and Scotty as they assume their new leadership roles and pursue more ways to serve and support our trusted and talented affiliate partners, which will allow them to achieve new levels of growth and success.” ### 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 350,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 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/

January 18, 2023 02:50 PM Eastern Standard Time

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KAFL Insurance Resources Becomes Newest ICON Affiliate

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AIMCOR Consolidated LLC (“ICON”), a joint venture between AIMCOR Group, LLC (“AIMCOR”) and AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has acquired KAFL Insurance Resources (“KAFL”), one of the largest brokerage general agencies (BGAs) in the northeast. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “As the dynamics of insurance brokerage evolve, today’s value proposition needs to include more services and resonate with the non-traditional insurance advisor,” said Peter Skelton, corporate advisor of KAFL Insurance Resources. “As we looked to find the right strategic partner to enhance technology and expand distribution access, ICON stood out as the ideal partner, aligned with our core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity and Respect. Simply put, ICON has a different message and different value than what we found in the market and KAFL is proud to become an ICON affiliate.” Founded in 1991 in Rochester, N.Y., KAFL’s national sales and service teams specialize in partnering with financial professionals, agents and affiliates to provide agency, business consulting, marketing and new business support services for a variety of products, including underwritten life, disability, long term care, annuities, employee benefits and other senior market products. As part of ICON, KAFL will continue to be a leading AIMCOR member and become ICON’s primary hub for central solutions and services, helping to support the growth of its fellow ICON affiliates and expand access to underwritten life products across AmeriLife’s distribution channels. With the closing of this deal, Peter Skelton and Lorrie Gibbons will become principals in ICON and part of its corporate senior leadership team while continuing to oversee KAFL’s affiliated locations. “We are so excited to share the news of our partnership with ICON. Our talented team has worked hard over the years to create strong operational processes that we look forward to building upon together by offering an expanded product suite and access to more resources that will make it easier for our producers to write business,” said Lorrie Gibbons, president and CEO of KAFL. “As our business and industry continue changing, ICON gives us the confidence of knowing that we can continue our successes and growth into the future!” “With the addition of KAFL’s breadth of expertise, talent and operational capabilities to ICON, we’re positioned to accelerate our efforts of building the necessary infrastructure to better support our AIMCOR and AmeriLife partners, grow the adoption of individual protection solutions, and expand product access across our collective distribution networks,” said Marc Verbos, president of ICON. “Our partnership with KAFL marks a significant milestone in our journey of building an industry-leading distribution company, and is a testament to our ability to deliver meaningful value to our affiliates.” “We’re creating a truly unique and attractive value proposition for the BGA that is looking to affiliate with a national marketing organization that offers an expanded choice in ownership structure, operating model, product and distribution access,” commented AIMCOR president & CEO John Ziambras. “ICON’s continued growth further validates our journey to evolve AIMCOR into a best-in-industry NMO that continues to deliver unparalleled value to our members.” “KAFL has a strong portfolio and applies just the kind of comprehensive, holistic approach that AmeriLife strives to add to its best-in-class distribution network,” added Mike Vietri, AmeriLife’s Chief Distribution Officer. “We’re excited to welcome the KAFL team to ICON and are excited to support their continued expansion and growth ambitions.” ### About KAFL Insurance Resources KAFL Insurance Resources is passionate about their role in creating long-lasting partnerships within a nationally-focused, multi-line general agency built on values of integrity, respect, accountability, innovation and collaboration. They offer a well-rounded portfolio to create a holistic approach to supporting their producers and creating peace of mind with all partners by providing access to innovative tools and resources to make doing business easier, while remaining dedicated to providing a customized team approach that ensures personalized service to help producers, agents, and financial professionals grow their business. For more information, visit KAFL.com. About ICON ICON (“AIMCOR Consolidated LLC”) is a joint venture between AIMCOR Group, LLC and AmeriLife Group, LLC. By combining the power of a premier national marketing organization (“NMO”) with capital resources, innovative technology, a multi-product platform and a robust suite of centralized shared services, ICON offers brokerage general agencies (BGAs) a different way to stay competitive and evolve their business. ICON helps its partners focus on long-term sustainability by helping reduce risk, gain access to capital, and empower their ability to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of products and services, all while supporting their producers so that they can better scale their business, protect their legacy, and enhance their service offerings. Contact Details AmeriLife Media Relations Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com ICON Media Relations Mike English +1 866-428-0180 mike.english@aimcorgroup.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

January 18, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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PDG Announces New Vision on Sales Transformation Solutions 
for Life Sciences

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Performance Development Group (PDG), a leader in providing business performance solutions, announces that it is “Bringing Success to Life” with an expanded sales performance solution set specifically for commercial organizations within life sciences. The new solution includes leadership development (coaching and accountability excellence), field force optimization, and business execution (leading and lagging metrics for success). Sales performance is a critical capability and one of the highest priorities for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device organizations. The dynamics and unpredictability of these industries are very high, and the margin for error is thinner than ever before. The evolving marketplace is highly regulated and complex, competition is fierce, and sales teams are constantly expected to adapt with limited information. As a result, the industry needs a dedicated performance solutions partner who understands these challenges across therapeutic areas and can clear a path to help them compete. “The sales organization within life sciences requires a focus like no other. We have seen complexity over the years and feel that this new business focus will allow us to deliver unique insights into the skills necessary to succeed like nobody else can,” said Sean Frontz, Global Practice Leader, Sales Performance, PDG. PDG has a long tradition of delivering business performance solutions to life science organizations. With this new business focus, PDG brings a team of experienced industry experts who understand how to shape solutions that are specific to each organization’s business goals. “With PDG’s increased focus and expertise on improving sales performance for life sciences organizations, we now have a unique ability and perspective to help our life sciences clients navigate ever-changing market dynamics and enable commercial teams to achieve and exceed their goals,” said Dave Manning, Founder and Managing Partner, of PDG. About PDG Since 2002, PDG has been helping the world’s leading life science organizations reach new heights in sales performance. PDG is laser-focused on driving measurable business results for business execution, sales transformation, leadership development, onboarding, employee engagement, and change management. To learn more, visit www.performdev.com Contact Details Performance Development Group Mercy Ehrler +1 610-854-4400 mehrler@performdev.com

January 18, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Combat Antisemitism Movement Encouraged by More Than 1,000 Governing Bodies and Organizations Adopting IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism

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As of the end of December 2022, a total of 1,116 global entities have adopted and endorsed the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. In 2022 alone, 91 new adoptions and endorsements were reported. And in the United States, 18 new states adopted it via legislation or executive actions in 2022, bringing the total number of states adopting this definition of antisemitism to 30. With that, 7 out of 10 Canadian provinces have now adopted the definition as well. U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., El Paso, and Wichita have all signed on too. Since the Working Definition of Antisemitism was adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in 2016, it has become the most widely-recognized barometer in the collective effort against Jew-hatred, serving as an essential tool to identify and delineate all contemporary manifestations of this age-old bigotry. A diverse array of international institutions and organizations, national and local governments, NGOs, universities, athletic clubs, and corporations are now using it as a framework for recognizing modern-day iterations of antisemitism, training and educational programs, and policymaking initiatives. Notably, with antisemitism on the rise and increasingly becoming mainstream in the U.S., many more U.S. cities and states have adopted the IHRA definition at a critical turning point, and as a first step in taking serious action against Jew-hatred. “Support for the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism transcends the political and ideological spectrum, and unites entities and individuals of a broad swathe of religious, national, and cultural backgrounds,” said Sacha Roytman Dratwa, CEO of the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM). “The surpassing of the 1,000 milestone from a previous report compiled by the Combat Antisemitism Movement is a telling indicator of the far-reaching impact and influence of the definition and its accompanying 11 explanatory examples of prejudiced and discriminatory behavior against Jews. While the rise in antisemitic incidents has been alarming, the tidal wave of global support for the Jewish people is undeniable and greatly encouraging.” "This significant adoption phenomenon, which has gained momentum in recent years, pinpoints the Working Definition of Antisemitism as a major tool in the contemporary struggle against antisemitism,” added Professor Dina Porat, a CAM Advisory Board member and the Alfred P. Slaner Chair for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University. “Its adoption by a host of varied entities reflects a wish to stand up against an old evil and newer ones, as part of a global effort to improve the international arena." In December, CAM assembled a “Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism” in Athens, Greece, where they fostered a conversation on the most effective ways to deal with antisemitic bigotry and violence among more than 50 municipal leaders from around the world, including New York City Mayor Eric Adams. In a year that began with the hostage situation at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, and then concluded with the Kanye West controversy, major North American cities are following in the footsteps of European capitals such as London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna in adopting the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. The largest category for new adoptions and endorsements in 2022 were non-federal government entities, including municipalities, counties, state and provincial governments, with 58 in total, including 32, or 55%, in the U.S. “Local authorities and law enforcement agencies under their jurisdiction have a crucial role to play in confronting antisemitism where it is most directly felt – on the streets of the communities where Jews live their day-to-day lives,” Roytman Dratwa noted. The business sector, though, is an important area with “room for growth” in utilizing the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, Roytman Dratwa went on to say. “The fallout from scandals involving celebrities such as Kanye West and Kyrie Irving underscored why companies must have the means to properly identify and react to expressions of antisemitism,” said Roytman Dratwa. “Both West and Irving lost lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of Adidas and Nike over their antisemitic rhetoric and behavior. Meanwhile, the ongoing explosion of online antisemitism, particularly on social media, highlights the need for major platforms to enact stricter policies for the detection, monitoring, and removal of hateful content, as well as the banning of purveyors of bigotry, like West.” Included in the growing list of IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism adoptions are nations, cities, universities, NGOs, and corporations such as: The Philippines Colombia Bosnia and Herzegovina Vancouver, British Columbia Tuscany, Italy City University of New York University of Pittsburgh The Florida Democratic Party Lufthansa Airlines Taking an additional step, U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration – which has said it “enthusiastically embraces” the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism – announced in December the creation of an inter-agency task force to develop a “national strategy to counter antisemitism.” All entities that adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism are invited to report the adoptions to the Combat Antisemitism Movement via email – info@combatantisemitism.org – so they can be included in future data. The full 2022 IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism Adoptions and Endorsements Report is available here. The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is a global coalition engaging more than 600 partner organizations and nearly two million people from a diverse array of religious, political, and cultural backgrounds in the common mission of fighting the world’s oldest hatred. CAM acts collaboratively to build a better future, free of bigotry, for Jews and all humanity. Contact Details Ashley Perry info@combatantisemitism.org Company Website https://combatantisemitism.org/

January 18, 2023 08:34 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Fairmont, Minnesota Celebrates 5 Years

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Betsy and Dustin Tino, Fairmont natives and owners of the Minuteman Press franchise in Fairmont, Minnesota, are proud to celebrate five years in business. Betsy has also won the “4 Under 40” Award from Twin Valley Action Council BSA, which recognizes emerging leaders in the community. Minuteman Press in Fairmont is located at 414 North State St., Suite 2, Fairmont, MN 56031. Returning Home to Start a Business Five years ago, Betsy and Dustin decided to move back to their hometown of Fairmont. Betsy says, “I was in printing and involved in magazine publication as well as a larger print shop that did everything from mailings and booklets to business cards. Dustin was in orthopedics at a clinic and was looking for a change.” She adds, “We wanted to work together and move closer to family. When we were looking for business ideas, we saw that there was a Minuteman Press franchise up for sale. We didn’t end up buying the shop that was listed but that is how we started talking about moving back to our home town and starting a new Minuteman Press in Fairmont.” Celebrating Five Years Betsy reflects on a whirlwind five years as she shares, “We’ve had a lot of milestones in five years since opening in November of 2017. In our first year, we moved back to our home town and opened up a brand new Minuteman Press location. We started the business from the ground up, we had a baby, and parented our 4-year-old. After growing the business in our first two years, the pandemic certainly changed things both for the business and our family in 2020. We ended up home schooling while managing the business, and later we decided to make a big decision to relocate to a new building that we purchased.” Betsy continues, “Today, we are stronger than ever and are having a great 5 th year. We have wonderful clients, joined groups that make us proud to see our community succeed, and are a happy family with our children now 4 and 8 years-old.” “Our community is a wonderful small city of 10,000 people with many small towns around us. Three keys to our success come from hard work, being involved in our community, and kindness.” -Betsy Tino, co-owner, Minuteman Press, Fairmont, MN Winning “4 Under 40 Award” & Growing the Business As Minuteman Press keeps the momentum going in Fairmont, Betsy was thrilled to be recognized by the Twin Valley Action Council BSA for her hard work. “This award is to recognize emerging leaders in our local community. I am honored to receive this award and be one of the four recipients because being involved in our small community is a great way to help our business, other businesses, and our community all grow together.” Along those lines, Betsy shares her biggest key to growth, saying, “The best way we have grown our business is being involved in our community through clubs and organizations, which is something that Minuteman Press emphasizes during training. We love being involved and this also ties into the idea of kindness I mentioned earlier in our keys to success. The more you can do for others, the more likely they will want to support you. It’s a team effort.” Betsy also credits the effectiveness and versatility of printing as a marketing tool, her shop’s capabilities, and focus on customer service for her success. She shares, “We love doing mailings and we can do it all in-house from design to delivery. We design, print, and then take mailings to the post office for our clients, and they don’t even have to touch it! We have also brought new services into our building that we purchased so we can have quality control over them and manage the timeline that fits our clients’ needs. Making our clients happy is our passion and our goal.” The support provided from Minuteman Press International has also helped Betsy and Dustin build their business. Betsy says, “We appreciate Keith Cawley and our local support and we really enjoyed attending the Minuteman Press World Expo in Dallas in July. We learned a lot and had fun seeing and talking with other owners, vendors, and the core team from World HQ. It was great putting names to faces for when we call the tech support team, and overall the World Expo was a great energy booster from our day-to-day routine.” “Printing is something you can touch and feel. It’s real! So many clients come in and struggle to describe what they are looking for but when they look at our display wall in our lobby area, they are excited to point to something and say, ‘I want that!’” -Betsy Tino Rewards & Advice for Others When asked about the rewards of owning a business, Betsy answers, “We love creating the wide range of projects for our clients, from booklets to simple business cards, from camera ready art to complete designs. Each day is completely different and that is so much fun. People might say ‘you’re just a printer’ and I smile because we are so much more than printers, we are dream creators!” As for what advice she would give to other business owners, Betsy shares, “Put the hard work in and go lean in the beginning. Make sure to schedule lunch and family time and make it fun! One day we had a large rush job, so we turned it into a movie night so the kids could be at the office with us and we could keep feeding the press! The hours might be business hours but the business will be your life, so fall in love with it so it makes you happy.” Minuteman Press in Fairmont is located at 414 North State St., Suite 2, Fairmont, MN 56031. For more information, call 507-399-0300 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/mn/fairmont/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and see 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

January 17, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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House Agriculture Chairman GT Thompson To Keynote Plant Based Product Council’s Inaugural Conference

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Today, the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) announced Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson will keynote PBPC 2023 Annual Conference: Circular Solutions. As the Representative for Pennsylvania’s 15 th Congressional District and the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Rep. Thompson will share remarks on Congress’ priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill, growing the bioeconomy, rural economic development, and fostering innovation in agriculture. PBPC2023 will take place at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C., from Monday, Mar. 27, to Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023. Owned and produced by PBPC, the association’s inaugural conference will explore the innovations, business models, and policies influencing the entire lifecycle of bioproducts in support of a robust circular economy. Attendees will hear from, and network with, industry leaders, policymakers, brands, and experts through panels, keynotes, networking sessions, and more. As Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Rep. Thompson oversees the Farm Bill, legislation that sets national agriculture and nutrition policy. T his landmark bill, renewed every five years, will be the agriculture industry’s top priority in 2023, and the next several months will be decisive for the plant-based product industry’s growth and development. Aside from his leadership and responsibilities in Washington, Rep. Thompson brings a particularly unique perspective on this evolving industry – agriculture continues to be Pennsylvania’s top industry and he is the descendant of a long line of dairy farmers. “We are thrilled to have Chairman Thompson represent Pennsylvania’s vibrant agricultural industry and the House Agriculture Committee as a keynote speaker at PBPC2023,” said PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman. “The plant-based products industry is one of the most important innovations for the agriculture industry in modern history. It presents an opportunity to source everyday consumer products from renewable inputs like corn, hemp, and soy grown on American soil. We are excited to convene Chairman Thompson and other policy and industry leaders to drive this industry forward and reinforce America’s farmers as part of the solution to our collective climate challenges.” WHAT: PBPC 2023 Annual Conference: Circular Solutions WHEN: Monday, Mar. 27 – Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023 WHERE: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 WHY: PBPC2023: Circular Solutions will explore what it means to promote a circular economy with bioproducts among some of the industry’s most influential and visionary experts and leaders worldwide. MORE: Visit https://pbpc.com/pbpc2023/ to learn more. CONTACT: Keniece Barbee, keniece@pbpc.com PBPC is an association of like-minded organizations who are advocating for a shift toward a more circular bioeconomy through greater adoption of renewable, plant-based materials supported by appropriate end-of-life infrastructure. We educate stakeholders and advocate for programs and policies that will support growth of the plant-based products industry, helping to harness its environmental and economic potential to deliver a more sustainable future. Learn more at www.pbpc.com. Contact Details Plant Based Products Council Jacqueline Boggess jacqueline@pbpc.com Company Website https://pbpc.com/

January 17, 2023 09:55 AM Eastern Standard Time

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