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Supply Chain Issues in America: How Did it Get so Bad?

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Have you been wondering why everything from cars and refrigerators to books and toys is in short supply? As the U.S. economy struggles to fully recover from the coronavirus pandemic, supply-chain disruptions across the country are driving up prices and leading to a growing shortage of goods. U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been convening retailers, shippers, port operators, and others to develop concrete steps to help alleviate the bottlenecks in the supply chain. On November 18 John Drake, vice president for supply chain policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce conducted a nationwide media tour in conjunction with D S Simon Media and YourUpdate TV to discuss how supply chain issues will impact your holiday shopping and what the Chamber is hoping government will need to do to ease the problem. For more information, visit https://www.uschamber.com/ About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 24, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Give the Gift of Travel this Holiday Season

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As shoppers face anxiety around delivery delays and supply chain shortages across the country, memories might be proving more meaningful than materialistic gifts. Recently, Communications Lead for North America at Airbnb, Liz DeBold Fusco, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to talk travel and how to skip the stress of holiday shopping. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/QpbgsaoIxCM After so much time spent apart from loved ones due to lockdowns and travel restrictions, people are excited to gather around the table with family again. As of the end of September, Airbnb recorded over 40% more nights booked for Thanksgiving week in the US than at the same time in 2019. Seasonal destinations known for spectacular holiday festivals and light shows, as well as college football towns, are trending with guests throughout the holiday season. Earlier this month, the US -- which historically is the largest inbound travel market in the world -- loosened its travel restrictions leading to sudden increases in interest among travelers. According to a 2021 Oracle Retail consumer research study of 5,728 global consumers, “when asked what gifts they plan to buy more of this year, gift cards emerged as the top contender with 34% planning to buy more gift cards (60% of Boomers and 44% of women said that gift cards is the gift they would also most like to receive)”. It’s no surprise that Airbnb guests are craving a variety of experiences to share with others over the holidays. Between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 over 510,000 Airbnb gift cards have been purchased. [1] With an Airbnb gift card, your audience doesn’t need to worry about delays in delivery or limited inventory. They’ll simply need to purchase a gift card via airbnb.com/giftcards and have it delivered instantly via text or email. Airbnb’s array of offerings allow for you to give a gift tailored for your loved ones, whether seeking IRL getaways or virtual adventures. Holiday shoppers can head to airbnb.com/giftcards -- and you can always check out airbnb.com to discover stays, Experience or learn how you can become a Host. About Liz DeBold Fusco: Liz DeBold Fusco is a Communications Lead for North America for Airbnb. Prior to that, she was a Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker, a national public affairs firm, where she provided strategic communications guidance to organizations ranging from the NAACP and Demos to The Rockefeller Foundation and AT&T. Liz has also worked for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray as well as the New York State Attorney General. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. [1] Total number of gift card purchases. This refers to the total number of cards purchased at airbnb.com/giftcards or at a selected retailer online or in-store. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 23, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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100 Houstonians in Harris and Ft. Bend Counties Awarded a Total of $1 Million Through Comcast RISE, National Initiative to Support Small Business Owners

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Comcast today announced the 100 recipients of the Comcast Rise Investment Fund grants. Each small business will receive a one-time $10,000 grant from the fund. More than 100 businesses in the area will also receive technology and marketing resources. The recipients are among nearly 6,700 entrepreneurs nationwide who have been selected through the Comcast RISE program, which provides marketing, technology, and capital support to small business owners. “We are proud of all of our small businesses, the impact they have in Fort Bend County is invaluable. Many of our business owners, particularly our minority owned businesses, have faced unprecedented challenges over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and require a wide range of support to help their businesses survive,” stated Fort Bend County Judge KP George. “The Comcast Rise Investment Fund Grant provides these business owners with the critical financial lifeline and the resources needed so they can sustain and grow their businesses.” Through Comcast RISE, the company also announced it is on track to support 13,000 small businesses by the end of the year with marketing or technology support such as a TV campaign, production of a TV commercial or consulting services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or computer equipment, internet, voice or cybersecurity services from Comcast Business. “Since we launched Comcast RISE a year ago, we have assisted more than 200 small businesses throughout the Houston area with either marketing, technology, or monetary grants. This round of Comcast RISE grants will provide even more small business owners of color with the resources and tools they need to thrive,” said Ralph Martinez, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston region. “We look forward to empowering their success.” To further build on the program’s success and provide support to even more small businesses, Comcast also announced today a major expansion to eligibility, enabling all women-owned small businesses nationwide to apply. This expansion recognizes and seeks to help address the persistent inequities women continue to face in accessing the resources and funding that are critical to success. Comcast RISE and the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, initially launched as a response to help small businesses owners of color hardest hit by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, continue to focus on uplifting small businesses, ensuring they continue to prosper in an ever-shifting post-pandemic economy. “As we continue to rebuild and emerge from the effects of the pandemic, small businesses will continue to be the backbone of our economy – and we must take every opportunity to help them thrive,” said Dave Watson, President and CEO, Comcast Cable. “Looking forward, this expansion will enable Comcast RISE to further empower and strengthen even more small businesses that are the heart of our local communities across the country.” In the year since its inception, Comcast RISE has awarded more than $11 million in grants and $50 million in in-kind support for marketing and technology services, impacting more than 6,700 entrepreneurs of color in 432 cities across 34 states. By the end of 2022, 13,000 businesses across the country are expected to benefit from the Comcast RISE initiative, either through the grant program or from the resources provided through Effectv and Comcast Business. In addition to the financial and business support services provided, a key part of the program is ensuring the long-term sustainability of businesses. To help address this, Comcast invests in and partners with organizations such as Ureeka to provide ongoing mentorship and resources to help small businesses succeed over the long-term. Comcast RISE, which stands for Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment, is part of Project UP, Comcast’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help provide underrepresented small business owners with access to the digital tools and funding they need to thrive. Over the next 10 years, Comcast has committed $1 billion to programs and partnerships that will reach an estimated 50 million people with the skills, opportunities, and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. The program will continue to be open to racially and ethnically diverse small business owners and the expanded Comcast RISE eligibility to all women-owned businesses will be effective on January 16, 2022. More information and the applications to apply for either the grant program or marketing and technology services are available at www.ComcastRISE.com. To help drive outreach and awareness about Comcast RISE and provide additional support, training and mentorship, Comcast has also awarded $50,000 in grants to local community partners – Houston Hispanic Chamber, Houston Black Chamber, Empresarios Latinos Foundation, Houston LGBT Chamber, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston Women’s Foundation and East End Chamber of Commerce. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, 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. About Comcast Business Comcast Business offers a suite of Connectivity, Communications, Networking, Cybersecurity, Wireless, and Managed Solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social. About Effectv Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helps local, regional and national advertisers use the best of digital with the power of TV to grow their business. It provides multi-screen marketing solutions to make advertising campaigns more effective and easier to execute. Headquartered in New York with offices throughout the country, Effectv has a presence in 66 markets with nearly 35 million owned and represented subscribers. For more information, visit www.effectv.com. Contact Details Comcast Foti Kallergis +1 832-986-0196 Foti_Kallergis@comcast.com Comcast Misha McClure +1 832-547-6783 Misha_McClure@cable.comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

November 23, 2021 09:31 AM Central Standard Time

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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE SUPER73

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Keeping the timeless and characteristic style of Saint Laurent and the exciting design of the SUPER73-S2 electric bike, this Limited Edition version asserts itself through its finishes. From the matte black frame and black stainless steel bolts to the custom padded leather seat, the black leather handles, and black chain, this electric bike has been conceived and designed by Anthony Vaccarello. By revisiting a classic model of the brand, Anthony Vaccarello wanted to combine design and functionality. Yielding a unique riding experience for both short and long rides, this bike advocates an adventurous lifestyle by combining motorcycle heritage and youth culture. Available exclusively in Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores and on ysl.com SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversified offer from different creative and design fields, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe. saintlaurentrivedroite.com @ysl #saintlaurentrivedroite @anthonyvaccarello EDITOR’S NOTE High-resolution images of the Saint Laurent x SUPER73-S2 are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/484umar2jekkvfc/AACKa0IeKDQ8RR8BCz8HlvnBa?dl=0 Editors wishing to review a SUPER73 electric motorbike for editorial purposes should use the Media Contacts below. MEDIA CONTACTS SUPER73 – Christiana Mullen ( christiana@super73.com ) ID Agency – Greg Emmerson ( greg@theidagency.com ) ABOUT SUPER73®  SUPER73® is an American lifestyle adventure brand based in Orange County, CA that develops products to help fuse motorcycle heritage with youth culture. Founded in 2016, SUPER73 has quickly grown into one of the most recognizable electric vehicle brands in the world with a passionate customer base including A-list celebrities, professional athletes, and many more. For more information, visit  super73.com  or on social media @super73. Contact Details Christiana Mullen +1 714-659-4883 christiana@super73.com Company Website https://super73.com

November 22, 2021 05:55 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Gojek and TBS Energi Utama form a joint venture to accelerate the development of Indonesia’s two-wheel electric vehicle ecosystem

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JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 18 November 2021 - Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand services platform, and PT TBS Energi Utama Tbk (TBS), a leading integrated energy company in Indonesia, today announced the formation of a joint venture to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Indonesia. The joint venture, known as Electrum, will act as a platform through which both companies will develop infrastructure for two-wheel EVs throughout the country. Leveraging Gojek’s deep presence in Indonesia and TBS’ capabilities in the energy sector, the two companies will work together to build a comprehensive and scalable EV ecosystem, including two-wheel EV manufacturing, battery packaging, battery swap infrastructure and financing for EV ownership. This joint venture is part of Gojek and TBS’ commitments to achieve Zero Emissions by 2030, which will see Gojek transition its fleet to 100% EVs and TBS invest in clean and renewable energy during the same time period. The collaboration is also in line with the Indonesian Government's plans to make the development of the EV industry a national priority. Gojek CEO and Co-founder, Kevin Aluwi, said, “We have always recognized that strong industry collaboration will be crucial to help solve the most pressing environmental challenges that society faces today. Gojek’s aim is to work together with partners to achieve our sustainability goals, including fully electrifying our transport fleet by 2030. By bringing together the best of Gojek and TBS’ strengths, we will be able to support Indonesia’s transition to building a cleaner, more accessible and sustainable mobility system - ultimately making EVs the norm in our country, contributing to the country’s emissions reduction targets and improving air quality in our cities.” Pandu Sjahrir, Vice President Director of TBS, said, “TBS is fully committed to sustainability and our target of achieving net zero emissions by 2030. This collaboration with Gojek is part of our commitment to reinvest our current earnings in clean and renewable energy, in line with our business transformation goals and aim to become a greener business.” Pandu Sjahrir added, “To enable large-scale adoption of EVs in Indonesia, it is crucial to develop a strong and comprehensive EV ecosystem. Our vast experience and deep understanding of the energy sector, combined with the large scale of the Gojek network, will be a catalyst for the development of the EV industry in Indonesia. As EVs become more widely available, we hope that this will inspire greater confidence in EVs from members of the public and encourage them to give it a try, so that they can also enjoy the many benefits of EVs.” Gojek recently announced an EV and battery swapping pilot scheme in Jakarta in collaboration with Gogoro, Gesit and Pertamina. This will initially comprise 500 EVs, with plans to scale to 5,000 EVs travelling a total of one million kilometers in the future. With this pilot, Gojek customers will be able to select EVs when using the GoRide service in South Jakarta. Driver partners using EVs can also go about their daily routines more efficiently, serving customers across Gojek services such as GoRide, GoFood, GoSend Instant, GoShop and GoMart. The data from this pilot will also be used to further develop the technology and infrastructure for EVs, in order to meet the needs of Gojek’s driver partners, customers and the wider Indonesian market. About Gojek Gojek is Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand platform and a pioneer of the multi-service ecosystem model, providing access to a wide range of services including transportation, food delivery, logistics and more. Gojek is founded on the principle of leveraging technology to remove life's daily frictions by connecting consumers to the best providers of goods and services in the market. The company was first established in 2010 focusing on courier and motorcycle ride-hailing services, before launching the app in January 2015 in Indonesia. Since then, Gojek has grown to become the leading on-demand platform in Southeast Asia, providing access to a wide range of services from transportation, to food delivery, logistics and many others. As of March 2021, Gojek’s application has been downloaded more than 190 million times by users across Southeast Asia. Gojek is dedicated to solving the daily challenges faced by consumers, while improving the quality of life for millions of people across Southeast Asia, especially those in the informal sector and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The Gojek application is available for download via iOS and Android. About TBS TBS is an integrated energy company which currently conducts business in power, mining and plantation sector through subsidiaries. In recent business development, TBS is committed to reduce carbon footprint and help contribute to the betterment of the environment and future generation, by setting a target to achieve net zero emissions by 2030. In the electricity sector, TBS has subsidiaries that developed the PLTU Sulut-3 2x50 MW project in North Sulawesi and the PLTU Sulbagut-1 2x50MW project in Gorontalo, as well as 1 subsidiary which developed a mini hydro power plant project of 2x3 MW in Lampung. In the mining sector, TBS has three subsidiaries that have Mining Business Permits in East Kalimantan, which are located close to each other with a total land area of 7,087 hectares. As part of its sustainability commitments, TBS committed to use its earnings into green investment opportunities while gradually reducing exposure to fossil fuel related business. Detailed information about TBS can be seen on the TBS website: www.tbsenergi.com #Gojek Contact Details Sharmaine Tan Gojek sharmaine.tan@gojek.com

November 18, 2021 01:43 AM Eastern Standard Time

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HOWES INDUCTS PETERSON FARM BROTHERS INTO ITS HALL OF FAME

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Today, Howes Products announced the induction of the Peterson Farm Brothers of Assaria, Kansas into the Howes Hall of Fame. The first farm and agricultural inductee of the Hall, the brothers are known as engaging presenters of a treasure trove of knowledge relating to the industry. By creating immensely entertaining, yet relevant videos, they have carved a space where they can share information to help change perceptions on topics related to farming and agriculture. The Peterson Farm Brothers, Greg (30), Nathan (28), and Kendal (25), produce an array of both humorous and educational videos. The videos are shared via two YouTube channels and on their social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat). With a combination package of parody videos, original songs, vlogs, and how to’s, the brothers have developed an immense following on their various social media outlets. They have become a beacon of useful information for other members of the industry, an inspiration for those considering entering the industry, and a catalyst for changing the views of people unaware of how the industry works and the impact it has on our way of life. “Ever since we began producing content, we have continued to realize a need to inform people about what we do in farming and in agriculture as a whole,” said Greg Peterson. “There are many misconceptions about modern day farmers, and we feel obligated to help correct some of those false impressions.” With an eye toward enlightening the public on where their food comes from as well as the boundless work behind it, they have piqued the interest of countless farmers and non-farmers alike. Their unique and original content has drawn in more than just casual social media users. The brothers have gained the attention of associations such as Farm Credit Canada and the National Future Farmers of America Organization. They speak regularly at agricultural trade shows and events across the country. They have also been featured on their own TEDx Talk and on RealAgriculture podcasts, among others. But their near celebrity status is not unwarranted. It is the result of their imaginative presentation of the true demanding labor the brothers, and farmers in general, undertake day in and day out. Set on 2,500 acres, their thriving fifth-generation family farm itself is the ultimate testament to their dedication and success. The work they are doing and demonstrating provides invaluable lessons to anyone tuning in. Dealing with droughts, expensive equipment, livestock, crop management, and so much more, the imparted wisdom from the brothers is sought out by many to tackle the numerous challenges this critical industry faces. For those reasons and more, Howes Products saw them as a wonderful fit for its Hall of Fame. “When we initially came across the captivating work that the Peterson Farm Brothers were doing, we were blown away by their creativity in representing an underappreciated industry,” commented Erika Howes, VP of Business Development at Howes Products. “Their ingenuity in delivering valuable, educational content really resonated with us. We understand how difficult it can be to engage an audience on a topic that is not organically thought of as “interesting.” But that doesn’t take away from its importance. The comedic approach the brothers have taken to increase industry awareness, balanced with their incredible knowledge and expertise, made them the perfect candidates to begin representing farming and agriculture in our Hall of Fame.” “We were honored to be inducted into the Howes Hall of Fame,” stated Nathan Peterson. “One thing we deeply appreciate is family. We thought it was pretty neat that like our farm, Howes Products is a fifth generation, family owned and operated company. It seems both our families have been doing things the right way for a long time! We are thankful to be recognized by such an upstanding company with such strong family values.” For their captivating productions, unwavering work in the field, and wide-ranging knowledge of the industry, Howes Products salutes the Peterson Farm Brothers and is honored to present them as the first farming and agricultural inductee to the Howes Hall of Fame. The Howes Hall of Fame serves as a platform for Howes to acknowledge and thank all the great work that has, and does, go into the trucking and agricultural industries. With the goal of recognizing unique achievements across a broad spectrum of categories, the Hall provides a showcase that will live on for generations. The Howes Hall of Fame officially launched in 2020 as part of the Howes Family’s celebration of 100 years in business. It can be viewed now at www.howesproducts.com/HOF. ABOUT HOWES Howes offers a full line of diesel additives and lubricants that can help farmers keep their equipment running at top performance. From helping to safely remove water and stabilize stored fuel to adding key lubricity and more, Howes products are designed to tackle the toughest challenges farmers can face when trying to maintain their equipment. For over a century, Howes has been developing the highest quality additives and lubricants for a wide array of vehicles and equipment. Howes is committed to providing superior products that clean, protect, and always perform. Proven to work, and containing absolutely no alcohol or harmful solvents, Howes products are guaranteed to keep you moving. For over 100 years, Howes products continue to be Tested. Trusted. Guaranteed. For more information on the Howes Hall of Fame, and to learn all about Howes, please visit howesproducts.com. Contact Details Dean Carney +1 617-587-2818 dcarney@brodeur.com Company Website https://www.howesproducts.com/

November 17, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Agora Data Introduces First-Ever Reducing Rate Line of Credit

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Agora Data, inventor of the first crowdsourced securitization for the Buy Here Pay Here industry, launches another financing innovation with the first-ever reducing interest rate line of credit. This new product offers unlimited borrowing capacity, the lowest interest rates, and the highest advances. It provides Buy Here Pay Here dealers and small to mid-size finance companies the ability to exponentially grow and compete. Agora's game-changing approach to funding addresses an immediate need in the marketplace and allows entrepreneurs to access the same borrowing advantages as mega-sized dealers. The Buy Here Pay Here industry has traditionally struggled to obtain capital at affordable interest rates, and by removing restrictive barriers and utilizing data-driven metrics, dealers are gaining the freedom and resources to realize exponential growth. With AgoraCapital's reducing rate line of credit, dealers start benefiting from the interest savings and generous advances as soon as approved. Over time, interest rates decrease while other advantages increase, such as no personal guaranty or recourse, flexibility to draw cash as needed as well as no origination or unused line fees. AgoraCapital is designed to support revenue-generating functions and empowers dealers to better manage their portfolios, operate with confidence, and gain market share. "Agora is already making a positive difference for the BHPH industry by helping our members strengthen their financial footing and realize unprecedented growth, knowledge, ability to compete and ultimately build wealth," Steve Burke, CEO of Agora Data, said. "With AgoraCapital, we remove the obstacles dealers confront in traditional lines of credit and empower them with the same secret sauce enjoyed by larger national dealer groups. Agora's innovative, best-in-class financing options and robust data analytics is leveling the playing field for an underserved and underbanked industry." About Agora Data, Inc: Agora Data's platform delivers a suite of tools to empower Buy Here Pay Here dealers and finance companies to finance their subprime customers. Agora's family of auto finance products provides a wide range of critical funding paths so originators can obtain the cash they need to fuel growth, compete, and build wealth. Powered by patent pending technology, originators now have access to robust data analytics and planning resources to help optimize the performance of their portfolio. Agora Data made history by closing the first-ever Crowdsourced Subprime Auto Securitization in 2020 and followed that up with its second transaction in early 2021. For more information, visit agoradata.com or contact us at 877-592-4672. Contact Details Shelly Vandeven +1 682-282-4130 media@agoradata.com Company Website https://agoradata.com/

November 17, 2021 09:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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MSP Itesys Protects its New, Broadened Service Offering and Shields its Customers from Ransomware

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Accelerating its leadership in high performance backup and recovery for large enterprises and managed services providers, Bacula Systems today announced that leading Swiss MSP itesys AG has deployed Bacula’s backup and recovery software, combining both safety and business benefits for its customers. Itesys AG are Switzerland’s leading MSP for SAP Basis technology services. “We help our customers to be more efficient in their own businesses, primarily by continuously adapting and improving according to their needs ” said Stefan Dunsch, Head of Service Operations at Itesys. “Our systems need to quickly fit their new, complex and changing requirements. To achieve our goals, we needed data backup and protection that completely fits our service offering, and allows us to add new innovations.“ said Mr Dunsch. Addressing the global ransomware crisis, itesys’ priority was to ensure the safety of its clients’ data. "We take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously. But in addition to high security, we needed a data recovery software solution that was fast to implement and where we could start small without an unreasonable upfront investment. So the solution needed to be able to scale well without depending on a per-client or per-TB model, and therefore be cost effective. As we roll out an increasing number of services and features to our customers, our backup and recovery solution has to be easy to customize and automate. Implementing Bacula has been a clear factor in itesys achieving its goals" said Mr Dunsch. Bacula Enterprise is a flexible and highly scalable backup and recovery solution that integrates with an especially wide range of virtual machines, databases, clouds and containers. Its architecture helps to make it especially secure against different types of malware. “Bacula is pleased to have helped itesys fulfill its business vision. Many large organizations and MSPs are increasing their product portfolio and making enormous savings with Bacula’s broad capabilities” said Frank Barker, CEO of Bacula Systems. “Bacula enables MSPs to cover their entire IT estate from one platform. Not only is it cloud-agnostic, it scales to many thousands of users, has advanced protection against ransomware, point in time recovery, and can save directly to a vast range of different storage media and vendors. These qualities, when combined with Bacula’s advantageous licensing model, is why it is being increasingly adopted by military, government, ISVs, HPC and other demanding organizations” said Aristide Caraccio, VP of Sales and Marketing at Bacula Systems. Bacula Systems customers include NASA, Navisite, Swisscom, SDV Plurimédia, Locaweb and many more. See the itesys video case study here. About Bacula Systems: Bacula Enterprise Edition is a highly scalable backup and recovery software for large organizations, data centers and MSPs. www.baculasystems.com About Itesys Itesys offers managed services internationally, both in the Itesys private cloud or as a public cloud with SAP on Azure. It enables its customers to operate their SAP landscape quickly, stably and efficiently using its Cloud services. Itesys is proud to transform its passion, SAP basis technology and its related technology topics into real benefits to its customers. www.itesys.ch SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and other countries. Contact Details Bacula Systems Rob Morrison +41 21 641 60 80 rob.morrison@baculasystems.com Company Website https://www.baculasystems.com/

November 17, 2021 08:33 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Auto Lenders Selects LevLane as Agency of Record

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Auto Lenders, the leading pre-owned car dealer in NJ and one of the largest pre-owned dealership groups on the East Coast, announced recently it has named LevLane as its new Agency of Record and Agency Partner. Auto Lenders awarded LevLane its marketing business in anticipation of the car dealer’s aggressive expansion plans for both its car selling and car buying divisions. Since its establishment in 1990, Auto Lenders — an independent, family-owned company, currently based in Voorhees, NJ — has experienced substantial growth in the region. The company’s car selling division currently operates eight showrooms across Southern New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area. ALgo, Auto Lender’s car buying division, currently operates in 20 states. LevLane will play a key role in both divisions’ ambitious plans to expand by leading marketing strategy and execution for both brands. LevLane will handle all creative strategy and execution, SEO, SEM, media, and content marketing during the client’s expansion. The full-service advertising agency will work collaboratively with the Auto Lenders team to build brand awareness while supporting the company’s mission and vision for the future of car buying and selling. “Auto Lenders is at an inflection point,” said Brad Wimmer, President of Auto Lenders. “We are ready to grow, but knew we needed to find the right marketing partner to make that a reality. When we started our search, we wanted to find an agency that got us and understood our goals and our culture. The process was competitive, but LevLane’s research, insights, expertise, and their inspired creative and branding work went unmatched. Finding LevLane was that final piece we needed to complete the puzzle.” “Auto Lenders is a brand we are very familiar with in the Philadelphia region. So, when they called us, we knew they were a client we wanted to work with" said Josh Lev, SVP of Brand Engagement. "When two companies come together whose culture and goals align as ours do, great work happens. We believe this will be a successful partnership and we are honored to be selected as the team that will help them during this exciting time.” About LevLane LevLane is an award-winning, full-service, independent advertising agency in Philadelphia, PA that has been building brands that people love for nearly 40 years. About Auto Lenders Auto Lenders is an independent, family-owned car company that has been streamlining the auto buying process since 1990. Auto Lenders uses direct relationships with regional banks to cherry-pick the best pre-owned vehicles and offer quick credit options for buyers with all types of budgets. About ALgo ALgo is the auto buying division of Auto Lenders. ALgo’s mission is to make selling a car fast and easy for everyone by being transparent throughout the process and offering top prices for sellers. Contact Details Lauren Stralo +1 215-825-9692 lstralo@levlane.com Company Website https://www.levlane.com

November 16, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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