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ToolsGroup lanza Dynamic Fulfillment para optimizar el suministro de pedidos en tiempo real

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Los Retailers pueden ahora potenciar su OMS con la lógica de optimización avanzada de Dynamic Fulfillment, que reduce las mermas y los gastos de envío, mejora los márgenes y satisface los acuerdos de nivel de servicio de los clientes. ToolsGroup, líder mundial en software de planificación y optimización de la cadena de suministro y retail, ha anunciado hoy el lanzamiento de Dynamic Fulfillment, una nueva incorporación a su solución JustEnough® de planificación y gestión para retail. Esta funcionalidad mejora la OMS del retail con un plan de suministro optimizado a través de redes omnicanal y de envío desde tienda, reduciendo costes, mejorando los beneficios y garantizando clientes más satisfechos. “La solución Dynamic Fulfillment de ToolsGroup nos ayuda a utilizar los datos para tomar decisiones más inteligentes y rápidas con el fin de crear una experiencia aún mejor para nuestros clientes", afirma Paul Kisicki, vicepresidente de IT en Zumiez. "La lógica de optimización del fulfillment nos ayuda a generar eficiencias operativas como la reducción de las tasas de fraccionamiento y los costes de envío, al tiempo que atendemos mejor las necesidades de nuestros clientes.” A diferencia de los métodos tradicionales basados en reglas, Dynamic Fulfillment evalúa todas las opciones de suministro y las optimiza simultáneamente en función de los costes, los márgenes, los recursos y los SLA de los clientes. Dynamic Fulfillment aprovecha el stock en tiempo real, la demanda y las señales operativas captadas por la exclusiva plataforma de unificación dinámica de datos de ToolsGroup que proporciona un duplicado digital de la cadena de suministro para tomar decisiones óptimas de aprovisionamiento. Al integrar Dynamic Fulfillment en sus sistemas de gestión de pedidos existentes, los minoristas obtienen beneficios inmediatamente después de su implantación. Principales ventajas de Dynamic Fulfillment: Reduce el coste real del servicio minimizando los gastos de envío y mano de obra Aumenta márgenes evitando las mermas previstas en las tiendas Maximiza la rentabilidad respetando los SLA de los clientes Integración perfecta con cualquier OMS gracias a una arquitectura compatible basada en API Facilita una toma de decisiones más rápida y precisa con datos en tiempo real sobre el inventario Los clientes informan de una reducción de hasta 5% en los gastos de envío y una mejora de los márgenes de hasta el 2% "La distribución omnicanal introduce una nueva complejidad en las decisiones de aprovisionamiento. El aumento del tamaño de la red de distribución -desde un conjunto de centros de distribución centralizados hasta cientos de tiendas- dificulta la evaluación de todas las opciones posibles en el momento de realizar un pedido", afirma Inna Kuznetsove, CEO de ToolsGroup. "Nuestra solución Dynamic Fulfillment analiza cientos de miles de combinaciones de distribución en tiempo real y optimiza en función de múltiples variables, reduciendo considerablemente los costes de envío y proporcionando mejoras significativas en los márgenes". Dynamic Fulfillment se integra con el resto de la solución JustEnough® de ToolsGroup para ofrecer un valor y unos resultados inigualables a minoristas de todo el mundo. Con más de 400 clientes ubicados en 45 países, ToolsGroup permite una toma de decisión inteligente a la velocidad del mercado que transforma el comercio minorista y la planificación de la cadena de suministro. Los clientes informan de una mejora del 5% en el incremento de los ingresos y de hasta un 25% en la eficiencia de la planificación, además de reducciones de dos dígitos en las ventas perdidas. La automatización integrada reduce la carga de trabajo de planificación hasta en un 90% y ayuda a las empresas a reducir las mermas entre un 10 y un 30%. Para más información sobre Dynamic Fulfillment, lea nuestro blog sobre el nuevo lanzamiento y regístrese en nuestro próximo webinar. Sobre ToolsGroup Las innovadoras soluciones basadas en IA de ToolsGroup permiten a minoristas, distribuidores y fabricantes navegar a través de la incertidumbre de la cadena de suministro. Nuestras soluciones de planificación de la cadena de suministro y el comercio minorista permiten un nuevo nivel de toma de decisiones rápidas e inteligentes y proporcionan potentes mejoras de negocio en la precisión de las previsiones, los niveles de servicio y el inventario, lo que satisface a los clientes y permite alcanzar los KPI financieros y de ESG. Contacte con ToolsGroup a través de LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, o visite www.toolsgroup.com. Contact Details ToolsGroup EU: Angela Iorio, ToolsGroup aiorio@toolsgroup.com MKPR Meir Kahtan mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.toolsgroup.com/

July 20, 2023 04:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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

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

July 19, 2023 12:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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

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

July 17, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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San Diego Wave FC Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Trust & Will

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San Diego Wave FC is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Trust & Will, the leading digital estate planning and settlement platform in the U.S. This partnership marks Trust & Will's first venture into the world of professional sports sponsorships and reinforces the club's commitment to empowering its athletes to create lasting legacies, on and off the field. As the Official Estate Planning Partner of San Diego Wave FC, Trust & Will will provide invaluable resources and guidance to the club's players, staff, and fans. Through customized estate planning, such as wills and trusts, the partnership aims to empower Wave FC players and staff to take control of their financial affairs and protect their loved ones. “Trust & Will is an industry leader who shares our vision of providing a legacy on and off the field in San Diego,” said San Diego Wave FC President Jill Ellis. “We’re excited to welcome them to the club and the Wave Family.” Nearly 60% of American adults do not have a will or trust. Trust & Will provides an easy and secure way to create estate plans and settle estates online, with the ability to customize legal documents that adhere to individual state and county guidelines. Creating an estate plan allows you to specify your wishes when distributing assets, making healthcare decisions, and designating guardians for children and pets. In addition to being the Official Estate Planning Partner of the club, Trust & Will will be prominently featured at all of the Wave's home games at Snapdragon Stadium, serving as the presenting sponsor of all San Diego's goals. "We are proud to partner with the Wave; they embody everything that Trust & Will stands for, like legacy, family, fun, and a bit of a competitive spirit," said Cody Barbo, Founder and CEO of Trust & Will. "We’re honored to take this partnership to the next level with a multi-year commitment to one of the best teams in the country and are grateful to work with such a talented group of individuals. Furthermore, congrats and good luck to all of the Wave players who will be representing Team USA in the World Cup this summer." San Diego Wave FC and Trust & Will are excited to embark on this journey together, championing the importance of estate planning and empowering athletes with financial tools to help achieve their goals. ABOUT TRUST & WILL Trust & Will is simplifying estate planning and settlement with attorney-approved, legally valid documents and processes designed to adhere to individual state guidelines. Since 2017, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of Trust & Will members leave their legacy with an affordable way to create an estate plan or settle the estate of a loved one. Our platform uses bank-level encryption that protects customer data and complies with the highest security standards, including SOC 2 and HIPAA. Trust & Will is the official estate planning benefit provider for AARP members, along with several leading financial institutions, who all believe in our mission of helping every family leave their legacy. ABOUT SAN DIEGO WAVE FC San Diego Wave FC is currently in its second season as a club after historic success in its inaugural campaign. In 2022, the San Diego Wave made history as the NWSL’s first expansion team to reach the playoffs and advanced all the way to the Semi-Final. In its first-year, the Wave won four out of five of the 2022 NWSL End of Season Awards with Casey Stoney winning Coach of the Year, Kailen Sheridan as Goalkeeper of the Year, and Naomi Girma becoming the first rookie to win two awards, Rookie and Defender of the Year.San Diego also shattered both the NWSL’s regular-season and playoff attendance records, with 32,000 and 26,215 fans at its home of Snapdragon Stadium. To kick off the 2023 season, the Wave broke another attendance record for the largest home opener in league history with a crowd of 30,854. Contact Details Trust & Will Danielle Nuzzo +1 631-807-7772 danielle@trustandwill.com Company Website https://trustandwill.com

July 17, 2023 07:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Names Jose Espinel to Lead Texas Region

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Comcast today announced Jose Espinel as the new senior vice president for its Texas Region. Espinel will lead all business functions of the region, including the robust broadband infrastructure expansion of the Xfinity 10G Network in Texas. “I couldn’t get here fast enough,” said Espinel. “Texas is the land of opportunity, and I truly admire the rich diversity of the region and our Comcast Texas team. My priority will be to continue to expand our world-class broadband network to more customers and communities while ensuring our most vulnerable southeast Texans don’t get left behind.” Espinel, a native of Venezuela, brings nearly 25 years of communications and data industry experience to Comcast’s Texas Region. He joins Comcast after a successful tenure at AT&T where he led teams in Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas. While in Los Angeles and San Diego, Espinel led AT&T’s consumer mobile business and the Hispanic segment strategy for the region. He also worked with DIRECTV Latin America. “Jose embodies all our cultural touchstones. He’s an inclusive, principled, people-focused, competitive and customer-driven leader,” said Comcast West Division President Rich Jennings. “Our country is experiencing the largest broadband infrastructure expansion of our lifetime, and Jose is ready to lead the charge in Texas so more families and communities can unlock a future of unlimited possibilities.” Espinel joins Comcast’s Texas Region on July 10 and will report to Jennings. “I’m excited to lead this incredibly talented and dedicated Comcast Texas team and continue to provide reliable service to, and serve, the wonderful communities in the region,” said Espinel. “I am also looking forward to spending more time with family members who are proud and long-time residents of the area.” Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast | Texas Region Steve Campion +1 832-920-2001 Steve_Campion@comcast.com Company Website HTTPS://www.ComcastTexas.com

July 10, 2023 07:02 AM Central Daylight Time

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

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

July 06, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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

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

June 30, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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American Businesses Want Secure Borders and a Modernized Immigration System to Help Address Worker Shortages

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/cyDh_POE9fg There might as well be a giant “Help Wanted!” sign over the United States. The economy has bounced back from the pandemic lows, but companies have been struggling to meet their workforce needs to keep up with the surge in demand for everything from household products to cars. At the same time, the crisis level situation on our southern border is not abating, as the U.S. Border Patrol has seen 133,000 more border crossings through April of this fiscal year than during the same period of time in last year’s record-shattering totals. The U.S. currently has approximately 10.1 million job openings, while there are 6 million people unemployed and looking for work. The worker shortfall has also emerged as a key factor driving persistent inflation and higher interest rates. Securing our borders and modernizing our immigration system can help us confront these challenges. Many people wonder given the seriousness of these issues and the polarization in Congress if any real progress can be achieved on border security and immigration reform? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes not only that it can be done, but that it must be done. The immigration challenges we face today didn’t arrive at our doorstep overnight; they’ve been around for decades and have only grown in size and severity due to many years of congressional inaction. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is leading the LIBERTY Campaign (Legal Immigration and Border Enforcement Reform This Year) with over 430 national, state, and local business associations. The campaign launched with a letter calling upon Congress to address the crisis at our border and the critical workforce shortage before the year’s end. Many experts believe that expanding legal immigration to the U.S. would help spawn economic output by driving much needed labor force growth at a time when America’s population growth is stagnating. A nationwide media tour was conducted on June 20 th featuring Neil Bradley from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discussing why Congress cannot afford to wait any longer to secure our borders and modernize our broken immigration system. Topics that Neil Bradley from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce discussed included: How serious our border and legal immigration problems are. What the consequences will be if Congress foregoes fixing the problems on our borders and within our legal immigration system. How a modern, pro-growth immigration system will help address the chronic workforce issues plaguing many American employers today and other economic problems we’re suffering from. Why the Chamber launched the LIBERTY Campaign with over 430 other associations. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 26, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tribe WOD Founders Sue Factory 14 and Razor Group, Alleging Fraud and Breach of Contract

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The founders of Tribe WOD, a prominent cross-training and fitness equipment manufacturer, have filed a lawsuit against brand aggregators Factory 14 and Razor Group, citing deceit, fraud, breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and unjust enrichment, among other offenses. The lawsuit, filed in Massachusetts Superior Court, alleges that the defendants, Factory 14 and Razor Group, failed to fulfill promises made during the acquisition of Tribe WOD. Alleged breaches of the agreement include failure to make earn-out payments as well as failing to provide access to business records – all outlined in the acquisition contract. Originating from a humble Massachusetts garage, Tribe WOD founders Alexandre Vitet and Jared Bane built their company into a $2.5 million enterprise before selling it to Factory 14, which later resold it to Razor Group. Despite promises of global expansion, enhanced marketing, access to industry experts, and potential earn-out payments, the plaintiffs argue that the defendants neglected their commitments, substantially harming the company and disregarding U.S. laws and business practices. Tribe WOD, which launched in 2019, swiftly grew to over $2.5 million in sales in just a few months, establishing strong sales channels via Amazon, Shopify, and various online platforms. This success attracted several potential buyers, with Factory 14 standing out due to its promise of multiple payments tied to Tribe WOD's annual earnings through earn-outs. The lawsuit contends that shortly after the acquisition, Factory 14 sold the assets of Tribe WOD to Razor Group, bypassing an anti-assignment provision in the original agreement. It is alleged that Factory 14 knowingly withheld information regarding this potential transaction from the plaintiffs. According to the lawsuit, Vitet and Bane had doubled revenue year-over-year and had expected to, at a minimum, match that. The lawsuit states that based on the promises made during the courtship and due diligence phase, there were immediate red flags after signing the acquisition agreement, and the situation quickly spiraled downward. Moreover, the complaint asserts that both Factory 14 and Razor Group systematically dismantled Tribe WOD, dismissing in-house creative content specialists and neglecting basic operational necessities. According to the lawsuit, Factory 14 and Razor Group failed to comply with federal and state tax, wage, and import laws and otherwise mismanaged the business financially. The lawsuit also states that the defendants had no U.S. bank account or credit card and were unable to obtain either and thus were unable to pay any of the company’s bills. The lawsuit alleges that the failure to pay basic bills led to lost revenue and the ability to serve existing customers or expand to new markets. The plaintiffs claim that their consulting agreements were prematurely terminated and allege that income from Tribe WOD was siphoned off to other businesses. The lawsuit alleges that Factory 14 and Razor Group essentially turned a thriving brand built by the founders with a rabid customer following into an Amazon seller with no identity, and loaded with unnecessary fees. The lawsuit seeks compensatory and multiple damages and injunctive relief, compelling the defendants to provide accurate and complete financial data. Interestingly, Razor Group faces a similar lawsuit in Texas, as it is being sued by the founders of Kettlebell Kings in a case with similar allegations. On its website, Razor Group states that it is trusted by leading investors Blackrock, Victory Park Capital, and Fortress among others. The Tribe WOD lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts Superior Court by Garage Sweat, LLC f/k/a Tribe Wod, LLC, Jared Bane, and Alexandre Vitet against Factory 14 UK Acquisition IV, Ltd., Razor Group GMBH, and Razor Group USA, LLC. This case has been accepted into and will be litigated in the Business Litigation Session, a business-focused sub-department of the Massachusetts Superior Court sited in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The lawsuit can be downloaded here and at LawsuitPressRelease.com. -end- Source: Garage Sweat, LLC f/k/a Tribe WOD, LLC Contact Details LawsuitPressRelease.com John P. David +1 888-859-6637 john@LawsuitPressRelease.com

June 26, 2023 11:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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