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NextFerm Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Audited Financial Results

NextFerm Technologies Ltd.

For the first time, Company recorded initial net revenues of $95 thousand in H2 2020, and expects significant net revenue growth in the upcoming quarters, with consistent improvement in gross profit starting H2 2021 Expects to begin mass production phase of ProteVin™, its proprietary vegan protein while generating initial demand from leading food and dietary supplement producers by the end of 2021 In January 2021 the Company consummated its IPO on TASE and raised ~ ILS 35.2 million NextFerm Technologies Ltd. (TASE:NXFR), a Food-tech company that develops, produces and markets nutritional ingredients and yeast-based, vegan, non-GMO protein alternatives for a wide range of uses for the growing protein substitute market, food market and food supplement market, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020. 2020 Highlights and 2021 Targets: Astaferm™- In Q3 2020 the Company recorded first revenues after launching Astaferm™, a potent, yeast-based and non-GMO antioxidant, in the US dietary supplement market by Purity Products, an established US dietary supplement brand, on its website, on Amazon and in physical stores. In February 2021, Carlson Labs, a US veteran dietary supplement producer, has launched Astaferm™-based dietary supplement on its website and in stores. The Company expects additional launches of Astaferm™ throughout 2021 with leading US dietary supplement companies. ProteVin™ - A vegan protein developed by the Company, with nutritional value similar to animal protein and a neutral flavor, suitable for use as a quality source of protein in various markets: The sports nutrition market, the meat-replacements market, the milk market, infant and adult nutrition markets and more. The Company expects commercialization of the product in the US during 2022. Its main targets for 2021 include: (1) Completing industrial scale-up phase, including engagement with sub-contractors for mass production infrastructure; (2) Creating initial market demand with first purchase order or agreement by the end of 2021. “We ended an exciting year in which we became a public company, recorded first sales of our Astaferm™ antioxidant in the US and completed the development of ProteVin™, our flagship product, a first-of-a-kind, yeast-based vegan protein with similar nutritional value to animal proteins with a neutral flavor." said Boaz Noy, Chief Executive Officer of NextFerm. "The fact that we achieved sales of almost USD 100,000 within a short period of time proves the need, interest and trust in Astaferm™ from leading dietary supplement players and consumers in the US. Astaferm’s uniqueness has been recognized thanks to its concentration of active ingredients, flavor and friendly gummy form. Astaferm™ enjoys respectable demand and in 2021 we expect to launch it with additional customers, which will reflect in the Company’s performance, consistent quarterly growth and improved gross profit." "As for ProteVin™, during 2021 we expect to commence commercial manufacturing scale-up, engagement with a manufacturing subcontractor and turning the growing interest of the alternative protein market into first ProteVin™ customer purchase order or contract by the end of 2021.” Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Highlights Net Revenues increased 150% to $68 thousand, compared to the third quarter of 2020. These revenues derive from the first sales of Astaferm™ starting September 2020. 2020 Annual net revenues amounted $95 thousand. Under its strategic plan, during 2021, beside Purity Products and Carlson, the Company intends to have additional launches in cooperation with other US dietary supplement players. The Company expects consistent quarterly growth in 2021, and an improvement in Astaferm’s profitability by improving and streamlining production processes. Gross profit increased 116% to $13 thousand compared to the third quarter of 2020. While gross margin decreased 300 basis points to 19% from 22% in the fourth quarter of 2020. 2020 Annual Gross profit amounted $19 thousand (gross margin of 20%). The Company expects improvement of gross profitability, based on technological improvements, during H2 2021. Research and development expenses increased 42% to $653 thousand compared to the third quarter of 2020. Research and development annual expenses for 2020 decreased 27% to $2.2 million compared to the twelve months period ended December 31, 2019. The decrease is mainly due to a decrease in salaries and related expenses implemented in response to the COVID-19 crisis during 2020. Sales and marketing expenses increased 68% to $101 thousand compared to the third quarter of 2020. Sales and marketing annual expenses for 2020 increased 3.6% to $313 thousand compared to the twelve months period ended December 31, 2019. General and administrative expenses increased 43.5% to $178 thousand compared to the third quarter of 2020. General and administrative annual expenses for 2020 decreased 8.6% to $581 thousand compared to the twelve months period ended December 31, 2019. The decrease is mainly due to decrease in salaries and related expenses implemented in response to the COVID-19 crisis during 2020. Operating loss increased 44% to $919 thousand compared to the third quarter of 2020. 2020 Annual Operating loss decreased 20.5% to $3.1 million compared to the twelve months period ended December 31, 2019. Net loss increased 46% to $1.3 million compared to the third quarter of 2020. 2020 Annual Net loss decreased 26% to $3.4 million compared to the twelve months period ended December 31, 2019. Net cash used in operating activities for 2020 increased 275% to $3 million compared to the twelve months period ended December 31, 2019. The increase is mainly due cash inflow of $2.75 million received under the agreement with Lallemand, a giant multi-national corporation operating in the yeast industry, and recognized in the cash flow from operating activities in 2019. Cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2020 amounted $716 thousand, compared to $2.0 million as of December 31, 2019. In January 2021 the Company consummated an IPO of shares and warrants on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange with gross proceeds of ILS 30.5 million. In parallel, the Company raised additional gross proceeds of ILS 4.7 million from existing shareholders under identical terms and conditions to the IPO. In total, the Company raised gross proceeds of $11 million. About NextFerm Technologies NextFerm Technologies (TASE:NXFR) is a food-tech company engaged in the research, development, production and marketing of yeast-based innovative, functional, vegan and non-GMO nutritional technologies and ingredients for a wide-range of uses for the food market, the dietary supplement market and the growing market for non-animal protein alternatives. NextFerm is developing and marketing Astaferm™, an innovative antioxidant, and ProteVin™, a vegan protein with nutritional value similar to that of animal protein with a neutral flavor. For more information on the Company’s website: www.nextferm.com Forward-looking statement This announcement also includes forecasts, projections, assessments, estimates and other information which refer to future events and matters, the realization of which is uncertain and not exclusively under the Company’s control (forward-looking information). The main facts and data used to support this information are facts and data regarding the current position of the Company and its businesses (including the scope of sales and levels of profitability, manpower, commercial engagements and more), facts and data regarding the current global position of the Company’s operating segments (including industry-specific financial developments, environmental regulatory developments, the competitive environment, technological developments, the reinsurance market and more), and macro-economic facts and data (including the economic situation both in Israel and around the world, yields in the capital markets, social and state developments and more), all as known by the Company when publishing this announcement. The forward-looking information included above in this announcement is significantly based upon, in addition to the existing information held by the Company, on the Company’s current assessments and expectations of future developments vis-a-vis each one of the aforementioned parameters, and the interconnectedness of each one of these developments. The Company has no certainty that its forecasts and assessments will indeed eventuate, and the Company’s operating results may be materially different than the results assessed or implicit based on that set forth above, inter alia, as a result of a change in any of the aforementioned factors. Contact Details NextFerm Technologies Ltd. Meirav Bauer +972 54-476-4979 meirav@bauerg.com Company Website https://www.nextferm.com/

March 26, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Replicated Releases Open-Source Alert Tool to Support Compliance, Security in Kubernetes Clusters

Replicated, Inc.

Replicated today released its open source image version alert tool, called Outdated, to help cluster admins and operators actively determine if they’re running the latest versions of container images and ensure a higher level of security and compliance. While there are other tools on the market that support similar actions, Outdated is the first standardized tool that will automatically tell customers when there’s a container image update they need to install. “Instead of just deploying the latest version in a cluster, we determined the best solution is to always pin a specific version so you get reproducible deployments, and then you can decide what you want to do next,” said Marc Campbell, CTO at Replicated. The most compelling reason to use Outdated is increased security, but it was also created to give the user a straightforward way to understand if they’re running the latest container images, with output color-coded as green (latest version), yellow (new version pending), and red (need to update). While other apps like GitHub and Helm have similar alerts, Outdated looks specifically at the images and the state of the cluster and tells you if there are outdated versions. “At a high level, Outdated is a binary that runs on your workstation and interrogates the Kubernetes cluster, finds all the container images that are running with tags, and goes out to the associated container registries and finds the newer versions,” Campbell explained. “We created Outdated because an important step in keeping a Kubernetes or application cluster secure is to keep the latest version running at all times. This tool makes it really simple.” Similar to its work to develop and make available SchemaHero, now in the CNCF sandbox, and Troubleshoot, it is Replicated’s hope that releasing Outdated as a fully open sourced project will both introduce the purpose-built tool to a community that will appreciate its usefulness, as well as foster community by way of feedback, use cases and contributions. To access Outdated and start using it today, please visit https://outdated.sh. Replicated is the modern way to ship on-prem software. Replicated gives software vendors a container-based platform for easily deploying cloud native applications inside customers'​ environments to provide greater security and control. Learn more at Replicated.com. Contact Details Owen Media Forrest Carman +1 206-859-3118 forrestc@owenmedia.com Company Website https://www.replicated.com/

March 25, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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MEOW WOLF’S HOUSE OF ETERNAL RETURN IS NOW OPEN

Meow Wolf

Book your interdimensional travel today with the reopening of Meow Wolf’s famed immersive experience, House of Eternal Return. Just in time for the exhibition’s five-year anniversary, the Santa-Fe-based arts and entertainment company has officially reopened its flagship location. Following Omega Mart ’s grand opening in Las Vegas last month, House of Eternal Return marks Meow Wolf’s second opening of 2021. Meow Wolf’s reopening and reduced capacity adheres to New Mexico’s most recent public health order, which was announced on March 24, 2021. Meow Wolf has put additional tickets on sale through May 25th and will be welcoming guests to the House of Eternal Return at limited capacity between Friday and Monday of every week. Fans of the exhibition will be able to return to a space with new surprises, as Meow Wolf has spent the past year installing a variety of upgrades to the exhibit with new installations from guest artists such as Corinne Loperfido, Paolo Puck, and Obsidiopoli s. Visitors can purchase tickets now. The installation has also revised its traffic flow and curtailed its interaction with immersive displays so that the interactive experience aligns with museum protocol. Beyond physical space, Meow Wolf has also redesigned and reimagined “touch” as some experiences were previously centered around tactile exploration, including: Digital Access to In-Exhibition Content. Meow Wolf has created more digital content to get into the storyline. Instead of flipping through a physical newspaper or book for clues, visitors can use their mobile phones for a non-touch experience. No Touch/Low Touch. Some art that was ‘high-touch’ has been modified into ‘no touch’ or ‘low touch.’ For example, the iconic dryer portal is temporarily closed to physically crawl through, but visitors will still be able to take the perfect Instagram shot. Implementing safety practices and protocols to protect employees, guests, and the community while combating the spread of coronavirus is Meow Wolf’s main priority. Here’s what to expect when visiting Meow Wolf: Face Masks: In keeping with New Mexico state guidelines, face masks are required at all times. Masks must cover both nose and mouth. Temperature Checks: All guests are required to have a non-invasive temperature check before being allowed in the exhibit. Social Distancing: All visitors must practice social distancing and keep a minimum of 6 feet away from other groups and employees during their visit. Docents are also available to help maintain protocol. Ventilation Upgrades: Meow Wolf has increased outside airflow and circulation, and upgraded its HVAC system by installing UV lights to clean air. Employee Covid Testing: Meow Wolf requires employees to be tested weekly for Covid-19 utilizing New Mexico's Department of Health recommended Vault Saliva Test. In addition to the above, Meow Wolf is also implementing safety measures for their staff and the exhibit. Every day, in preparation for guests, the House of Eternal Return undergoes rigorous sanitization. Employees receive daily temperature checks and have undergone comprehensive COVID-19 safety and sanitization training. When in the exhibit, you will also find hand sanitizer dispensers placed at guest and employee entrances and contact areas. Need more Meow Wolf? Their second exhibition, Omega Mart, is now open in Las Vegas and operating at 50% capacity. Deemed “America’s Most Exceptional Grocery Store,” this alluring experience combines mind-blowing interactive art elements with an in-depth narrative, inviting attendees to explore 4 vast themed areas and 60 additional unique environments, including installation-filled rooms, terrains, and portals to other worlds which is brought to life by over 325 creatives. World-renowned musical and visual artists such as Beach House, Brian Eno, Amon Tobin, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Shrine, and Android Jones are among the 50+ collaborators working to create this mind-bending experience, which Los Angeles Times calls "Meow Wolf's Most Ambitious Risk-Taking Endeavor Yet." Tickets for Omega Mart are on sale at www.omegamart.com. To learn more about what Meow Wolf is doing to protect their visitors at both exhibitions, please visit the Meow Wolf website. Meow Wolf was recognized in Fast Company 's 2020 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, and awarded the #1 spot for Live Events. The company is also building a third permanent installation in Denver, which is slated to open in late 2021. About Meow Wolf Response to COVID-19 We are closely monitoring state and federal government policy changes, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, and public health advancements. We will continue to make changes as necessary. All decisions about implementing these plans will be made in collaboration with local health officials and other state and local authorities. About Meow Wolf Recognized in Fast Company's 2020 list of The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company that creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. The company's first location in Santa Fe opened in 2016 and showcases the THEA Award-winning, international sensation, House Of Eternal Return, where two million visitors have now discovered a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, and surreal, maximalist and mesmerizing art exhibits. In 2019, Meow Wolf expanded beyond Santa Fe and opened Kaleidoscape, the world’s first artist-driven ride at Elitch Gardens in Denver. Meow Wolf recently opened their second permanent installation, Omega Mart, at AREA15 in Las Vegas and their third permanent installation in Denver slated to open in late 2021. Meow Wolf is proud to be the only certified B-Corporation in the themed entertainment industry, with a team dedicated to social impact and building a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Jive PR + Digital Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Maya Sarin +1 818-422-2248 maya@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://meowwolf.com/

March 25, 2021 08:04 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Agora Data Issues Lender Challenge To Compare Buy Here Pay Here Dealers’ Credit Lines

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Agora Data, Inc. has issued a challenge to commercial lenders providing credit lines to Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) dealers. The challenge consists of a checklist for BHPH dealers and smaller finance companies to compare their current line of credit to AgoraCapital. If a dealer can get its lender to match all the terms of AgoraCapital, Agora will offer its congratulations and send the dealer a check for $1,000. Dealers can find the Agora Lender Challenge details and checklist at www.agoralenderchallenge.com. Specifics for the Agora Lender Challenge include lowering current interest rates, eliminating monthly borrowing base true-ups, removing burdensome financial restrictions, and obtaining a wealth of services (free of charge) to help support and plan for growth. After taking the Agora Lender Challenge, dealers are encouraged to contact Agora Data and explore all financing options that best align with their business and personal goals. Dealers in good standing with their current lender are automatically eligible to refinance their line of credit with AgoraCapital at a reduced interest rate and receive a commitment to triple their borrowing capacity. New dealers wanting to accelerate their portfolio can get started with various robust and low-cost financing options. “Agora Data is changing the dynamic between dealers and lenders and issuing a challenge that gives dealers the power to identify the best financing options that support business goals and needs,” said Steve Burke, CEO of Agora Data. “The market has known for some time that financing innovation for BHPH dealers is long overdue, and with our AgoraCapital program, we have successfully removed the obstacles that previously hampered growth and profitability. Agora Data is addressing barriers by providing BHPH dealers access to capital markets to help fuel their growth.” Burke went on to encourage “dealers to stop working for your lenders and start working for yourself”. The Agora Lender Challenge follows Agora Data’s successful execution of the auto industry’s first-ever crowdsourced auto loan securitization on December 29, 2020. This groundbreaking development in the world of structured finance provides BHPH auto dealers and small to mid-sized finance companies access to affordable capital markets funding. In addition, Agora Data recently announced its latest product offering – AgoraCredit. AgoraCredit is designed to transition dealers from their current senior lender into interim credit lines that work in harmony with the AgoraCapital securitization program. AgoraCredit was created with the specific goal of not locking dealers into expensive and risky lines of credit but instead initiating the freedom of providing a smooth glide path into the world of crowdsourced securitizations. In addition to access to AgoraCredit and AgoraCapital, Agora Data members connected to the platform receive free of charge additional insights and analytics to better understand their portfolio's performance enabling dealers to make more informed business decisions as well as numerous other tools and services to help ensure success. About Agora Data, Inc: Agora is re-inventing auto finance for Buy Here Pay Here dealers and finance companies with a crowdsourcing platform that bridges access to the capital market. Easy to use and analytically robust business tools empower the untapped and diverse portfolios of the BHPH auto market, connecting dealers, sub-prime finance companies, and capital market lenders with results-driven resources to enhance financial growth. Founded in 2017 by a best-in-class team of top professionals in auto finance and leading data scientists, the company has successfully combined billions in historical loan performance data to develop its AI-Infused predictive loan technology and machine learning models. agoradata.com. For more information, please contact Agora at (877) 592-4672 or contactus@agoradata.com. Contact Details Shelly Vandeven +1 682-282-4130 media@agoradata.com Company Website https://agoradata.com/

March 25, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SuperDraft Debuts First Free-to-Play Sports Betting App with Caesars Rewards

SuperDraft

SuperDraft, Inc, the daily fantasy platform of Caesars Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR), announced today the launch of the SuperDraft Free SportsBook App, the first free-to-play sports betting mobile app with cash prizes and Caesars Rewards. The SuperDraft Free SportsBook complements the company’s fan-friendly Daily Fantasy Sports offering, creating new ways for casual fans to engage with their favorite games and cash in on their sports IQ. The launch comes two months after Caesars Entertainment announced its strategic investment in SuperDraft. The free-to-play sports betting app provides a unique social gaming experience for fans to make big bets on their favorite sports without financial risk. Fans can have fun competing against their friends and other sports fans for cash, gift cards, high-value prizes like consumer electronics, sports and concert tickets, and exclusive VIP experiences from Caesars Rewards. “Sports betting is exploding across the country, and fans are crying out for a better way to use their hard-earned sports IQ to cash in. We’re giving them something even better –– a way to win without spending a dime,” said Steve Wang, CEO & Founder of SuperDraft, Inc. “The SuperDraft Free SportsBook is unlike anything fans have ever seen. We can’t wait to reward players with exclusive Caesars experiences and big-ticket prizes.” SuperDraft CTO Nate Hunter developed the SuperDraft Free SportsBook in partnership with France-based Sportnco, one of the world leaders in the supply and management of turnkey sports betting sites for gaming operators. The app will offer free-to-play sports betting across all major U.S. sports and select global markets. Players can win cash and big-ticket prizes through straight bets, parlay, round-robin, and live in-game bets. In addition, there will be daily, weekly and monthly leaderboards with grand prize payouts. “We are thrilled that SuperDraft has developed yet another way for players to experience Caesars Rewards,” said Eric Hession, Co-President of Caesars Sports & Online Gaming. “SuperDraft’s Free SportsBook is an exciting part of our best-in-class mobile and online ecosystem. Our connected palette of mobile and online apps allows Caesars Rewards members to play across our digital offerings and earn Reward Credits which can be used at all of the Caesars’ destinations and online properties.” The SuperDraft Free SportsBook utilizes a social gaming currency called SuperCoin, which is used as token currency to place free bets. When players win enough SuperCoin, they can redeem it in the in-app store for gift cards and other big-ticket prizes such as consumer electronics, merchandise and apparel, as well as trips and vacation packages. Players can also compete to win Caesars Reward credits, redeemable for vacation packages and experiences at Caesars properties nationwide. These include show tickets, world-class dining, spa packages, golf outings, and more. The SuperDraft Free SportsBook is available for download on iOS and Android app stores. About SuperDraft, Inc. SuperDraft, Inc. is based in New Hampshire and is focused on paid entry and free to play daily fantasy in the U.S. via its SuperDraft DFS app available on iOS, Android, web and desktop. The Company has developed several unique game modes and features that appeal to both casual and hardcore sports fans and fantasy players. With unique game modes like Multiplier Mode, SuperDraft levels the playing field and provides new ways to play and win with more possible lineup combinations than the competition. The result is a game that is easier to play and quicker to understand. These daily fantasy sports contests are legal in more than 35 states with its free contests available in all 50 states. For more information, please visit www.superdraft.io. About Caesars Rewards Caesars Rewards is the loyalty program for Caesars Entertainment, Inc., the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider. With more than 60 million members worldwide, Caesars Rewards is one of the largest and most acclaimed loyalty programs in the world. The program leverages the premium Caesars brand to connect Caesars' elevated standard and prestige with the company's destinations. Members have the ability to earn complimentary hotel stays, access to special events and much more through Caesars Rewards partners. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Find Caesars Rewards on Facebook, and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Contact Details Kristin Conte SuperDraft +1 917-399-1941 kconte@superdraft.io Company Website https://superdraft.io/

March 25, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Business Partners with the Colorado Rockies to Deliver A Grand Slam Experience at the Ballpark

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Comcast Business today announced it is partnering with the Colorado Rockies to deliver increased bandwidth and high-performance connectivity to help create a more digital gameday experience for fans, starting in the 2021 season. Comcast Business is equipping Coors Field with an enhanced network infrastructure that will help its front office workers give ballpark visitors the ability to order food and access tickets on their mobile devices and select cashless payment options. Since 1995, the Colorado Rockies have called Coors Field home. With stadiums across the country implementing cutting-edge digital innovations, the organization sought to completely overhaul its technology network to be able to provide Rockies fans a more elevated experience at the field. Following a comprehensive evaluation of multiple technology providers, the Rockies selected Comcast Business to implement dual Gbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet connections and Comcast Business’ advanced ActiveCore SD-WAN service. The solutions will provide reliability, increased bandwidth and power back office communications across the Rockies’ multiple locations, from Coors Field to its Dugout Stores as well as Salt River Fields, the team’s spring training facility in Arizona. “Our mission is to create an unparalleled gameday experience, and success for me is when people don’t notice us; the internet is running, the phones are working and the ballpark app is functioning properly,” said Michael Bush, Senior Director, Information Systems for the Colorado Rockies. “Comcast Business has been a valuable technology partner in helping us achieve that goal with unmatched service.” With Comcast Business providing the connectivity backbone, the Colorado Rockies also will gain end-to-end network management tools that allow them to configure their network connections as needed. Employees will be able to review daily analytics, proactively remediate connectivity issues, and use a dashboard to make real-time network adjustments – all of which are especially important functions during game days, which draw more than 50,000 fans to the stadium. “Modern sports venues are constantly challenged to provide the technology infrastructure to keep up with digital innovations that not only enhance the fan experience but also provide seamless connectivity and network management across an organization’s entire footprint,” said Robert Thompson, Vice President of Comcast Business for the Comcast’s Mountain West Region. “Our partnership with the Colorado Rockies is representative of how Comcast Business can deliver reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity and SD-WAN solutions to redefine how fans enjoy a day at the ballpark.” For more information, please visit https://business.comcast.com/denver. About Comcast Business Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @Comcast Business and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social. Contact Details Comcast Leslie Oliver +1 303-810-6326 Leslie_Oliver@comcast.com Company Website https://colorado.comcast.com/

March 25, 2021 08:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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News Direct And Pop Culture Newswire Enter Into Exclusive Reciprocal Distribution Relationship

News Direct

News Direct has entered into an exclusive reciprocal distribution agreement with Pop Culture Newswire, a niche service that targets traditional entertainment media, digital influencers, and the agenda-setting 'geek' press covering everything from toys and gaming to concerts and collectibles. News Direct clients will be able to leverage the specialized distribution channels of Pop Culture Newswire to connect with media and bloggers in the following categories: Collectible/Toys, Comics/Graphic Novels, Editorial Features, Fashion, Festivals/Conventions, Gaming, General Entertainment, Multicultural News, Movies/TV/Stream, Music/Concerts, and Sports/Recreation. Conversely, Pop Culture clients seeking to amplify their message to a broader audience will be able to leverage the global reach offered by News Direct to promote products and events, as well as launch branding initiatives. "We are thrilled to partner with Pop Culture Newswire and offer our clients the added benefit of this targeted reach," noted Gregg Castano, founder, and CEO of News Direct. "The entertainment media and influencers are among the most elusive, so this new partnership offers our clients a real advantage to break through and get their relevant news and multimedia content noticed." About News Direct News Direct provides news and content distribution for PR, IR, Corporate Communications and Marketing professionals. Our automated platform delivers a completely-reimagined, intuitive workflow, industry-leading security, transparent, flat-rate pricing and actionable analytics. Further, News Direct has deployed an array of innovation including advanced automation, isolation cloud technology and custom software for the most dynamic, efficient and flexible platform available today. To learn more visit newsdirect.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. About Pop Culture Newswire Co-headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles, Pop Culture Newswire is the affordable, multimedia press release wire service tailored for brands, event producers, celebrities, media, and marketing agencies who want to reach the entertainment and pop culture Geek press. Pop Culture Newswire releases routinely feature 120+ online and content aggregator placements on platforms like Google News, AOL, Yahoo! Finance, and more. The service also features complimentary reports for its online placements as well as flat-rate press release wire services that range from city to state to national distributions. Contact Details Martha Pearlstone +1 203-295-7566 martha.pearlstone@newsdirect.com Company Website http://www.newsdirect.com

March 25, 2021 09:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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GoGetVax Launches “VaxYes” To Help Convert Vaccine Cards into Digital Vaccine Certificate

GoGetVax

GoGetVax, the first end-to-end COVID-19 vaccine technology platform in the U.S., today announces the launch of “ VaxYes,” a digital platform that helps vaccinated individuals convert their vaccine cards into a secure digital vaccination certificate that can be used for traveling, attending live events, or returning to work. In a few easy steps, people who have received the vaccine can safely upload their vaccination card to their smartphone, eliminating worries over misplacing a paper record during a time when public health and safety remains a concern worldwide. As the COVID-19 vaccine roll out continues across the country, providing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-approved vaccination card is likely to impact the ability to return to face-to-face work, gathering in crowds, planning vacations and more. Carrying a paper record is tedious – and the card is difficult to replace if lost. The VaxYes service provides users the ability to access to someone’s verified vaccination record by digitizing the vaccine card and removing the stress of carrying and not losing the card. “Having continuous access to your vaccination record during the pandemic is essential,” said GoGet, Inc. CEO Mohammad Gaber. GoGet, Inc. is the parent company of GoGetVax. “Providing this service to digitize an important document like your vaccine record is an important new part of our GoGetVax platform.” Converting a paper vaccine card into a digital vaccine certificate is easy. All a user has to do is visit the VaxYes page of the GoGetVax website, input their phone number, upload a photo of their vaccination card, and receive their digital vaccine certificate. The VaxYes service is free. “Proof of vaccination could be the key to returning to normalcy,” Gaber said. “Because of that, vaccination cards should be safeguarded and protected at all times. You never know when you might need to show it, and having it in your phone is the best way to ensure it’s at your fingertips whenever you need it.” GoGetVax, is helping thousands of people across the country seamlessly manage the vaccination process from start to finish, allowing them to review their eligibility, pre-register, receive real-time updates on availability and schedule a vaccination appointment. For more information on GoGetVax and VaxYes, including testing locations and scheduling a vaccination, visit https://www.gogetvax.com/. About GoGetVax GoGetVax is the easiest way to vaccinate your communities through a complete end-to-end technology platform designed for vaccine administration. The GoGetVax COVID-19 vaccination experience will help keep the nation’s communities and economies open and safe. GoGetVax’s COVID-19 response units ensure geographical reach to rural areas and fast activation in virus hotspots. For more information, visit http://gogetvax.com. Contact Details April White +1 323-216-8589 gogettested@trustrelations.agency Company Website https://www.gogetvax.com/

March 25, 2021 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NEST’s Founders Named Ambassadors of Philanthropic Division

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NEST, the leading national integrated facilities management company, announced that the company’s founders Robert Almond, Sr. and Dee Almond will lead philanthropic efforts as Ambassadors of NEST Nurtures. NEST established NEST Nurtures last year with the goal of expanding on charitable endeavors that the company has conducted since they were founded in 1994. “My parents have always stressed the importance of philanthropy since they founded NEST over 25 years ago,” said Rob Almond, Jr, who was named CEO of NEST in 2015. “Despite the uncertainty in 2020, we were proud to continue that tradition throughout the pandemic on a national level. We look forward to spreading goodwill into the future with my parents in this important role.” Since last summer, more than 25 charities have benefited from over $100,000 in cash donations through NEST Nurtures. The recipients were selected by NEST’s retail partners as a way to support charities doing important work across the country. Beneficiaries of the initiative include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (selected by Five Below), Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (selected by JOANN), Ticket to Dream Foundation (selected by Mattress Firm) and The Doe Fund (selected by Steve Madden). Additionally, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities have been longtime beneficiaries of NEST. At the end of 2020, three notable donations were also made by NEST Nurtures on behalf of the employees, who were able to achieve company goals in the fourth quarter. As a result of their work, Women Against Abuse in Philadelphia, the Domenica Foundation in New Jersey, and the Taste of Immokalee in Florida received added assistance from NEST. Since the pandemic hit the U.S. and Canada, NEST has played an important role to keep retailers’ doors open and maintain consumer confidence. From implementing new janitorial procedures to decreasing facility management expenses through an integrated approach, NEST is developing industry leading facility management strategies for more than 40 retail clients. NEST manages approximately 60,000 individual retail locations in North America. NEST is the pioneer of the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) industry in the United States and Canada since 1994. NEST’s Integrated Facilities Management solution pairs financial acumen and business analytics with a strategic consultative approach. Real-time data, reporting and analytics technology empowers business leaders and facility management teams with the informed insights that enable them to make smarter decisions. To learn more about NEST, visit enterNEST.com or follow NEST on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.enternest.com/

March 25, 2021 08:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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