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Arcwide Expands Global IFS Cloud Services Offering With Opening Of Chicago Office

Arcwide

Arcwide, the joint venture of BearingPoint and IFS dedicated to the deployment of IFS Cloud services, today announces the opening of an office in Chicago. The latest opening is Arcwide’s 12th in twelve different countries, a step towards its goal of 20 by 2025, and marks the company’s expansion into North America. Arcwide is a joint venture with a truly unique business transformation proposition: uniting technology innovation and professional services to help companies accelerate the realisation of value. It provides an unrivalled combination of professional services and IFS cloud ERP experience to deliver people-centred business transformation. Working collaboratively, Arcwide offers a single, unified service to implement and manage IFS Cloud. This means that companies can realise business value faster, with lower risk. Philippe Chaniot, Arcwide’s CEO, says of the office opening: “Our ambition is to become the worldwide leader in the IFS services marketplace, solving complex challenges and helping our clients to envision and realise their business goals. “Expanding into North America is a significant part of our aggressive growth plans for 2023 and will allow our increasingly wide global resource pool to deliver projects to businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.” The announcement comes as Arcwide is named Growth Partner of the Year in the 2022 IFS Partner of the Year Awards, which recognise the achievements of IFS's partner ecosystem across all industries, countries, and market segments. The award celebrates Arcwide’s accelerated growth and rapid implementation over the past 12 months. Andy Green, Arcwide COO, comments: “We are delighted to receive this award, Arcwide is only just getting started with highly ambitious plans for growth in the near future so it’s great to receive such recognition so early on in our journey. We are committed to delivering business growth for our clients, and we look forward to expanding our reach as we move into America.” About Arcwide Arcwide is a joint venture with a truly unique business transformation proposition: uniting technology innovation and professional services to help companies accelerate value realization. Combining the world-class business technology consultancy of BearingPoint with the best-in-class cloud technology and innovation of IFS, Arcwide expands the successful and well-established partnership between the two companies, which have been working in lockstep since 2017 to create significant value for their mutual clients around the world. For more information, please visit arcwide.com, or follow Arcwide on Twitter and LinkedIn. Contact Details Arcwide Hannah Syers +44 7566 226202 hannah@fox.agency Company Website https://www.arcwide.com/en/

November 08, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Assembly Elevates Joel Coppersmith to Global Director of Measurement and Effectiveness

Assembly

Global omnichannel media agency Assembly has named Joel Coppersmith to a new role as Global Director of Measurement & Effectiveness. Throughout his more than 3-year tenure at Assembly, Joel has worked alongside stakeholders across the agency to define and evolve our approach to measurement, and key to this new remit will be standardizing measurement and effectiveness strategy globally while staying agile to the change in the media and measurement landscape. There is more pressure than ever on CMOs and marketing leaders to drive performance, which has in turn increased the accountability of Marketing to deliver change and growth across businesses effectively. But with disparate media platforms, emerging media formats both on and offline, and changing privacy regulations, it’s a complex challenge – one Assembly is well positioned to solve. “We can offer clients answers to questions around the efficacy of their investment and the role their media budget is playing in delivering their brand and business objectives. Our focus is on equipping clients with strong, compelling arguments that they can use internally to explain the role that Marketing is playing and the value it's driving,” said Joel Coppersmith, Global Director of Measurement & Effectiveness. Assembly has dedicated time and investment towards bringing our measurement strategy to life across the agency, with Joel leading a significant effort to upskill and transform talent’s knowledge of the measurement landscape to have more informed, solution-oriented conversations with clients. And given the current economic climate, measurement is of even greater importance for marketers. Joel added, “With the challenging economic reality, paired with the disruptions to the online tracking environment via legislation and consumer pressure, there is a lot of uncertainty for businesses – this makes the need to prove the value of delivery even more crucial, making its way to the top of brands’ priority lists.” “The ‘Effectiveness’ part of the role is the crux of what we’re about. It’s about understanding why and how Performance and Brand media impacts consumer behavior, and how that drives growth for a business,” said Coppersmith. Assembly Managing Director of Europe, Kate O’Mahony, added, “Joel represents the very best of Assembly: embracing change, and driving progressive growth, which is how we think about our measurement and effectiveness strategy for clients. With Joel dedicated to this charge, we can help our clients and teams break through the complexities and ensure their marketing programs are adding the value to their businesses that they should be.” About Assembly: Assembly is the modern global omnichannel media agency, bringing data, talent, and technology together to find the change that fuels growth for the best brands on the planet. Our approach connects big, bold brand stories with integrated, global media capabilities that deliver performance and drive large-scale business growth. Our work is powered by our proprietary, in-house technology solution, STAGE, and led by our global talent base of over 1,600 people around the world. We’re purpose-driven at our core and pioneers in social and environmental impact in the agency world. Assembly is a proud member of Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing. Visit www.assemblyglobal.com for more information. Contact Details Sara Pollack, VP of Marketing +1 917-438-4922 sara.pollack@assemblyglobal.com Company Website https://www.assemblyglobal.com/

November 08, 2022 04:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Eugene Riverfront Festival, Produced by REVERE Event Experience, Earns Highest Level of Certification by the Council for Responsible Sport

REVERE

The Council for Responsible Sport has awarded The Eugene Riverfront Festival, produced by REVERE Event Experience of Hillsboro, Oregon, its highest level of certification for sustainability initiatives in the production of the Festival this past July. The non-profit Council rigorously reviews responsibly produced events, and awarded the Eugene Riverfront Festival, which ran concurrently with the World Athletics Championships, “Evergreen Certification” for the Festival’s social and environmental responsibility. Tony Fisher, president of REVERE Event Experience, said REVERE and the City of Eugene shared the goal of achieving Evergreen certification from the outset of the project. “We worked in close collaboration with the City from the initial planning to the final implementation of the Festival to ensure it represented the values that the city’s residents hold dear: minimizing the environmental footprint of the event while maximizing its inclusivity to create a ten-day long destination for citizens to celebrate and participate in the excitement taking place in their community.” The Council for Responsible Sport’s vision is to “embrace purpose through play,” by certifying sporting events that have made progress to reduce their environmental footprint and increase positive impacts on their local communities and society. Council Board member Bridget Franek LeMay says the Festival was awarded 56 out of a maximum of 61 points in the certification process. "Achievement at this level demands a high degree of commitment and attention to detail. The collaboration and innovation across all aspects of the event production was impressive and inspiring.” LeMay added that The Eugene Riverfront Festival is only the 21 st event to receive Evergreen Certification. Fisher points to a critical collaboration with Kilowatt One, a California-based company focused on designing and executing sustainability programs for live events, to devise and implement the myriad strategies that enabled the certification. “With the guidance of Kilowatt One, the Festival reduced waste by providing reusable dishware and compostable forks, knives, and spoons, collected food waste, and worked with local organizations to create a welcoming space for attendees to enjoy connection, conversation, and community building.” Deveron Musgrave, acting Waste Prevention Manager with the City of Eugene, said, “We are excited to have achieved the goal of Evergreen Certification for this free, family friendly, community festival,” and she echoed Fisher’s sentiment that intentionality made it possible for the Festival to showcase the “community’s legacy of innovation around waste prevention. Contact Details REVERE Event Experience Tony Fisher +1 541-914-3410 tony.fisher@experiencerevere.com Company Website https://www.experiencerevere.com/

November 07, 2022 01:43 PM Pacific Standard Time

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AmeriLife To Acquire TruChoice Financial Group from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

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 entered into an agreement to acquire TruChoice Financial Group (“TruChoice”) and its affiliate Inforce Solutions, LLC (“Inforce”), from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz Life”). Headquartered in Minneapolis, TruChoice is one of the largest field marketing organizations (FMO) in the financial services industry. The company partners with life and annuities agencies to provide them with best-in-class marketing, business support and financial solutions in an ever-changing industry. Inforce, an affiliate of TruChoice, is a national brokerage general agency (BGA) focused in the life insurance market. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The addition of TruChoice provides significant opportunity for AmeriLife to expand its annuities production, as well as increase its reach in the fast-growing life insurance market and forge a closer relationship with Allianz Life. “Today’s announcement brings together two incredible companies that not only share similar values, but also a deep, unwavering commitment to empowering agents and advisors to help their clients live more financially secure lives,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “We’re excited to welcome Brian Peterson and the talented teams at TruChoice and Inforce to the AmeriLife family and its best-in-class distribution.” Under the AmeriLife umbrella, TruChoice and Inforce will gain access to a wealth of industry-leading resources, new products, and solutions to expand opportunities for their more than 4,000 financial professionals. Like AmeriLife, TruChoice will continue to maintain its strong relationship with Allianz Life as a non-affiliated FMO as the latter moves to consolidate its focus around its core business of creating innovative products that help clients manage their risk in retirement. “This is a great move for TruChoice that puts us on a path to significant growth going forward,” said Brian Peterson, president and CEO of TruChoice Financial Group and Inforce. “I couldn’t be more excited for our employees and the financial professionals we serve. I’m convinced AmeriLife is the perfect new partner to help us drive this exciting expansion.” “This sale supports Allianz Life’s ability to further focus on our core strengths of providing our independent distribution partners with innovative risk management and retirement solutions for their clients,” said Jasmine Jirele, president and CEO of Allianz Life. “I am also excited that this move will allow TruChoice to accelerate its growth as an independent distributor. We look forward to continuing to partner with TruChoice and expanding our relationship with the AmeriLife group of companies.” Piper Sandler & Co. is acting as exclusive financial advisor to TruChoice Financial Group and Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America in connection with the transaction, which is expected to close on November 30, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions. ### About TruChoice Financial Group TruChoice is a dynamic sales and marketing organization and one of the largest distributors of financial services products in the insurance industry, functioning as a foundation for the success of the independent financial professionals they serve. For additional information, visit TruChoiceFinancial.com, and follow TruChoice on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and one of the Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies®, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2021, Allianz Life provided additional value to its policyholders via distributions of more than $10.6 billion. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, registered index-linked annuities and fixed index universal life insurance, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with approximately 150,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field® in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United. 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 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details AmeriLife | Media Relations Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com AmeriLife | Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com TruChoice Financial Group Chris Cowan +1 678-718-1951 mediarelations@truchoicefinancial.com Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Brett Weinberg +1 763-765-7160 brett.weinberg@allianzlife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

November 07, 2022 03:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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PLANT BASED PRODUCTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Plant Based Products Council

The PBPC 2023 Annual Conference: Circular Solutions will explore the innovations, business models, and policies influencing the entire lifecycle of bioproducts in the promotion of a more circular economy. Owned and produced by the Plant Based Products Council, attendees will hear from, and network with, industry leaders, policymakers, brands, and experts through panels, keynotes, networking sessions, and more. “Innovations in the bioeconomy present some of the most meaningful solutions for our 21 st century challenges, including our climate, supply chain, and rural economic growth,” says PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman. “We are thrilled to launch our annual conference convening leading experts and innovators to discuss their role in this emerging industry and what solutions, challenges, and opportunities lie ahead.” 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 Lydia Niles +1 773-677-5327 lydia@curleycompany.com Company Website https://pbpc.com/

November 07, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Volatus Aerospace Corp. Announces Record Third Quarter 2022 Revenue of $11.12MM

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company"), a global leader in the drone industry, is pleased to announce its financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2022 ("Q3 2022"). The Company generated revenue of $22,558,010 in the first nine months of 2022. Revenue for Q3 2022 was $11,120,589 an increase of 68% over the previous quarter and a 238% increase over the same quarter in the prior year. The revenue increase in Q3 2022 was driven by organic growth, scale in drone services activities, and increased aviation revenue. Gross profit for Q3 2022 was $3,329,444 an increase of $2,597,024 over the same period in 2021. The increase in gross profit was due to the scale of drone services and aviation revenue. The Company has experienced a gross margin of 30%, representing an increase of 127 basis points over the second quarter of 2022. Volatus recorded a comprehensive loss of ($352,206). This was due to increased investment in human resources in the defense and integrated solutions segments, expansion in the UK, increased share-based payments, and increased advertisement and marketing expenses. The cash on hand as of Sept 30, 2022, was $6,021,163. In a subsequent event, the Company raised additional cash of $4,226,772 from the oversubscribed prospectus and private placement offering that closed on Oct 6, 2022. Notable Operational Accomplishments During the Quarter: Continued delivery of ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) Drones to Ukraine Introduced a subsidized Customer Financing Program for rapid drone adoption in the commercial segment in partnership with Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada. Secured remote BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) approval to operate a drone, using an optical technology for detection and avoidance of aircraft without a visual observer, inside the airspace of an active airport. Demonstrated remote flight operation of two drones located in Las Vegas by a pilot located in the company’s remote operations center more than 3,000 km away in Canada. Entered into a strategic partnership with a radar company - Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. - to scale BVLOS operations. Continued delivery on our “Profit with Purpose” initiative by completing RPAS technical skills training program with Moose Cree First Nation. Launched our Environment Social and Governance (ESG) initiative to assist various industries achieve their ESG goals by reducing Scope 3 emissions. “Q3 was an important quarter for Volatus as we continued to scale our investment in the defense sector and higher margin Engineered Solutions,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus. “The quarter also marked the beginning of a transition for our Aviation division as we moved away from passenger activities towards cargo and long linear inspections where drones and eVTOLS’s (electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles) have a much larger role to play.” Webinar In conjunction with this release, Volatus investor relations will host a webinar on Monday, November 7 th at 4:30 PM EST at which time Glen Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, and Abhinav Singhvi, Chief Financial Officer, will review the quarterly results and major milestones with Danielle Gagne, Head of Corporate Communications as moderator. Investors are invited to register for the webinar here. https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uAeXAvY2SySzMEJf8FIi5g Audio Replay Options An audio replay of the event will be archived on the Investor Relations page of the company's website here. About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Information This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs, and current expectations of the Company with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding: (i) the business plans and expectations of the Company; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial, and economic data and operating plans, strategies, or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Company, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the commercialization of drone flights beyond visual line of sight and potential benefits to the Company; and meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward- looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Abhinav Singhvi +1 514-447-7986 abhinav.singhvi@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

November 07, 2022 06:32 AM Eastern Standard Time

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AML Expert John Arvanitis Joins Treliant to Lead Global Financial Crimes Compliance Business Unit

Treliant

Treliant, an essential consulting partner to the global financial industry, has named John J. Arvanitis, a recognized leader in the field of anti-money laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC), Sanctions, and law enforcement, to the position of Senior Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance. In this capacity, John will step in to lead one of the longest standing cornerstone business units at Treliant, with an emphasis on rapidly expanding the fraud, client onboarding, KYC, and managed services practice groups. John will also be a member of the executive leadership team, contributing to the overall strategy and operational direction of the company. “John’s appointment underscores Treliant’s strategic commitment to providing effective, technology enabled and cost-efficient solutions in the field of financial crimes compliance at a time when the growing volume and sophistication of these crimes present considerable risk to our clients,” said Treliant CEO David Samuels. “John has over 25 years of global, hands on experience, and a unique perspective as a former DEA leader focused on disrupting money launderers, which he will bring to the role and will apply as he advises our clients on their financial crimes compliance needs.” Prior to joining Treliant, John spent over 7 years as Managing Director in the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll, advising financial institutions and global multinational clients on comprehensive risk-based approaches to address the full range of financial crimes compliance matters. In his previous 27-year career with the U.S. Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration, he held senior positions including Special Agent in Charge of the New England Field Division, Senior Executive Service Member, and Chief of the DEA’s Global Financial/Money Laundering Operations in Washington, DC. At the DEA, he developed and led numerous initiatives to stop transnational organized crime syndicates involved in money laundering and other finance-related activities. “Treliant enjoys a stellar reputation and is a trusted provider of governance, risk, and compliance solutions to financial institutions globally. I see this as a unique opportunity to partner with an incredibly talented and seasoned team that is dedicated to delivering exceptional, technology enhanced solutions that help our clients combat financial crimes” said John. “I look forward to leading the business unit and working with the team to expand our services in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.” About Treliant Treliant is a consulting firm serving banks, mortgage originators and servicers, FinTechs, and other companies providing financial services globally. We are led by practitioners from the industry and the regulatory community who bring deep domain knowledge to help our clients drive business change and address the most pressing compliance, regulatory, and operational challenges. We provide data-driven, technology-enabled advisory, implementation, and staffing solutions to the regulatory compliance, risk, financial crimes, and capital markets functions of our clients. Founded in 2005, Treliant is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Łódź, Poland. For more information visit www.treliant.com. Contact Details Melissa Pazornik +1 202-249-7932 mpazornik@treliant.com Company Website https://www.treliant.com

November 01, 2022 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Florida Franchise Owners Celebrate 15-plus Years in Business

Minuteman Press International Inc

Minuteman Press International is proud to acknowledge the following franchisees in Florida who are celebrating 15 years in business. Below you will find their insights on owning a business as well as their advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs and Minuteman Press franchise owners. Kathy Collier Alford Minuteman Press, Town ‘n’ Country, FL “I am not sure where 15 years has gone. Before I opened my shop in November 2007, I was in retail management for 25 years opening new markets all over the country. When I decided to do something different, all I knew is that I wanted to work for myself. Minuteman Press was in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and looked interesting. My brother originally brought Minuteman Press to my attention as I would have never thought about owning a print shop because I did not know anything about the industry. We contacted the Florida Regional VP, went on a few shop tours, and here I am 15 years later! In the beginning, Minuteman Press has a system for growing your business, and I followed it. You must get plugged in! I did not even know what networking meant. I joined and visited various local groups and met so many people in the beginning that I still print for today. I joined a Chamber of Commerce; I got involved in philanthropy groups that I never had time for in my corporate life. I got involved in the community around my shop, and all of these experiences have been super rewarding. I would never have thought that owning my own printing franchise could help me grow as a person. I learned about all of these amazing things that I did not even know were going on, and I feel super blessed. Minuteman Press also has systems in place to help with pricing and growing my customer base. The Minuteman Press FLEX software has helped tremendously; FLEX has taken us to a whole new level of technology, pricing, emailing, invoicing, etc. If I was to dole out any advice to a new owner it would be to: Teach your staff customer service and treat them right; you cannot do this alone (they are part of my family) Get to know your neighborhood, join groups, and get involved Do the things that have worked that Minuteman Press has already proven can work Build relationships and customer referrals (referrals are the best compliments you can get) Use SEO to your advantage Work hard and you will earn it!” Ken & Lisa Rose Minuteman Press, Clermont, FL Ken Rose is the former Co-Director of Training for Minuteman Press International. Ken and his wife Lisa moved to Florida and from Long Island and they have now owned Minuteman Press in Clermont for 15+ years. Ken shares the following advice that carried over from his time at Minuteman Press International that has helped him achieve success and longevity over the years as a Minuteman Press franchisee: No matter what is going on, you have to have a positive attitude Plan your day the night before and arrive early Do what you say you’re going to do, and do it (Roy Titus, co-founder, Minuteman Press International) Be proud of what you do & always tell people who you are & what you do (Roy Titus) Be active in the community through clubs and organizations, and be visible Pay yourself a fair wage (Roy Titus) Jeff Reich Minuteman Press, Cape Coral, FL Jeff Reich has been the owner of Minuteman Press in Cape Coral, FL for 15+ years. Short and sweet, the advice Jeff shares is as follows: Understand your customers' expectations and exceed them Be persistent Deliver great quality In congratulating these owners, Florida Regional Vice President Larry Trimble says, “I am thrilled to be able to celebrate these impressive milestones with Kathy, Ken & Lisa, and Jeff as well as all of the incredible Minuteman Press franchisees across Florida who have achieved such accomplishments. It is a pleasure to be able to support them with their businesses and I look forward to continuing to do so.” For more information on #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and to see more Minuteman Press franchise reviews, visit https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

November 01, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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BLUEPEAK OFFERS FREE AND LOW-COST INTERNET OPTIONS IN OKLAHOMA THROUGH AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

Bluepeak

Today, Bluepeak announced its participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in Oklahoma. Why it matters: Economic uncertainty is causing more challenges for households across the country. The ACP benefit – a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program – helps to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households in need of affordable internet service. The $14 billion program provides a discount of $30 to $75 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. The big picture: Research shows that having access to high-speed internet is a challenge for many in the Sooner State. According to broadbandnow.com, Oklahoma ranks 46th in the nation based on internet coverage, speed and availability. Furthermore, a Kansas City Federal Reserve study estimated that 30 percent of Oklahomans have access to fewer than two wired internet providers. Yes, but: Bluepeak launched service in Oklahoma this year as part of an approximate $250 million investment to bring fiber-to-the-home broadband service to communities like Enid, Stillwater, Perry, Bartlesville, Tonkawa, Clinton, Elk City, Blackwell, Shawnee, Lawton and more. Bluepeak improves the options for residents in Oklahoma by providing fast, reliable, affordable internet to communities with limited, outdated options. Bluepeak’s ACP offering makes their solution even more affordable for those eligible. “The Affordable Connectivity Program is a natural fit with our expansion plans in Oklahoma,” said Rich Fish, CEO of Bluepeak. “We’re expanding our fiber-to-the-home internet service in Oklahoma because the communities here have waited too long for more, better options. Our customers have told us, Bluepeak has dramatically improved access wherever we’ve offered our service.” By the numbers: The ACP benefit can be applied to any of Bluepeak’s residential internet service tiers. A household that qualifies for the $75 discount would have access to the following options: 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) for free with the ACP benefit. 2 Gbps for free with ACP. 5 Gbps for $25 per month with ACP. A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below: For the $75/month discount – Service address is located on qualifying Tribal lands, AND household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; For the $30/month discount – Has an income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines; Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline; Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision; Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year. Eligible households can enroll in ACP through a participating broadband provider or by: 1. Going to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an online application or print a mail-in application. 2. Contacting a participating broadband provider – like Bluepeak – and selecting a plan. Additional information about the ACP is available at www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST any day of the week. Go deeper: Oklahomans looking for more information can visit mybluepeak.com/acp. Residents and businesses interested in service availability or details on the construction process can sign up for updates by entering their service address at mybluepeak.com. About Bluepeak Bluepeak is building a faster, more reliable internet without the things that get in the way of great service - like red tape, hidden fees, and slow response times. Offering up to 5 gigabits of speed for residential customers and 10 gigabits for businesses, Bluepeak is a whole new ballgame - from internet to TV, to connecting every device in a home, to powering a business, Bluepeak not only provides the best fiber connections in the communities it serves, but also meets the growing needs for how its customers live. Contact Details Jesse Granger +1 720-703-4315 mediaqueries@mybluepeak.com Company Website https://www.mybluepeak.com

October 31, 2022 07:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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