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Comcast RISE Awards An Additional 19 BIPOC-Owned, Small Businesses in Twin Cities with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

Comcast West Division

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today announced the second round of Comcast RISE award recipients in the Twin Cities—19 businesses will receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on the specific needs. To date, the Twin Cities has announced 32 recipients including a diverse roster of small business, from Duck Donuts in Woodbury, The Zen Bin in Minneapolis, and The Creative Studio in St. Paul. The new Comcast RISE recipients in the Twin Cities include: AG on the Cut, St. Paul Alma Flor Ada Spanish Immersion Early Learning Academy, Woodbury Atrebla Early Learning Center, Minneapolis Big Cutz Barbershop, Columbia Heights Center for Communication & Development – KMOJ-FM, Minneapolis Cilantro Restaurant, Woodbury Cravings Wine Bar & Grille, Woodbury DFS Consultants LLC, St. Paul H & S Booking LLC, New Hope HercLéon, St. Paul K & M Construction of MN LLC, Lake Elmo Lions Gym and Wellness Center, Robbinsdale Morris Services LLC, Minneapolis Premiere Staffing Group, St. Paul Queen Anna House of Fashion, Minneapolis The Black Threadist, Brooklyn Park The Pole Barn Studio LLC, Stillwater Urban Mass Media Group/BMA, Minneapolis Work of Art Barbershop & Shave, Robbinsdale Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment,” focuses on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses in the U.S., those hit hardest by the pandemic according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research. New applications are now open to eligible BIPOC-owned, small businesses through May 7, 2021 at www.ComcastRISE.com. “At a time when so many in our small business communities are struggling, it’s incredibly humbling to be able to give back and share our knowledge and resources with those hit hardest by the pandemic. We want to help our partners and communities rise,” said J.D. Keller, regional senior vice president, Comcast Twin Cities. “I could not be more pleased to be supporting the BIPOC community and continue this positive momentum.” “The past year has seen unprecedented challenges for our business community, especially for those small-to-medium size operations owned by BIPOC entrepreneurs,” said B Kyle, president and CEO, St. Paul Area Chamber. “That’s why we’re so pleased that Comcast is offering valuable support through Comcast RISE with marketing, advertising and technical expertise. We stand behind their efforts and encourage our local businesses to apply for this important program.” Comcast RISE provides the opportunity for BIPOC-owned, small businesses nationwide to apply for one or more of the following support focus areas: Marketing Services: The following services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, and its creative agency, Mnemonic, are designed to help recipients with their marketing and media campaigns, including: Media: A linear TV media campaign to run over a 90-day period. Creative Production: Turnkey:30 TV commercial production, plus a media strategy consultation and 90-day media placement schedule. Consulting: Advertising and marketing consultations with local Effectv marketing, research and creative teams to gain insights on how to drive business. Technology Makeovers: The state-of-the-art equipment and technology upgrade from Comcast Business includes computer equipment as well as Internet, Voice and Cybersecurity services for up to a 12-month period. (Taxes and other fees may still apply for technology makeover services.) Comcast RISE is part of a larger $100 million Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative that Comcast launched in 2020. 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 over 56 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 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 @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 Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 Jill_Hornbacher@comcast.com Comcast Dave Nyberg 651-341-6401 Dave_Nyberg@comcast.com Company Website https://twincities.comcast.com

April 08, 2021 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Public Relations Global Network Enters Into Distribution Agreement With News Direct

News Direct

The Public Relations Global Network [ PRGN ], a consortium of 50 leading PR agencies known for their local market expertise, has entered into an affinity relationship with News Direct, providing its members with access to the industry's most innovative content distribution platform. Member agencies will be able to provide their clients with added value, and significantly heightened ROI, by leveraging News Direct's expansive global distribution network, flat rate pricing model (including international distributions with human prepared translations), actionable analytics, and the ability to distribute standalone multimedia assets. News Direct has created a new industry paradigm for news distribution through its intuitive workflow, disruptive rate structure, and industry-leading security utilizing the latest cloud isolation technology. With member agencies on six continents, PRGN offers the scale of a large international PR agency but differentiates itself with its intimate knowledge of local market conditions. The result is a customized communications solution, often the collective work of multiple agencies working in unison with the shared goal of ensuring client success. "We welcome the opportunity to make our services available to PRGN's global membership," noted Gregg Castano, founder and CEO of News Direct. "Just as PRGN provides a turnkey global solution to its clients, News Direct similarly provides PRGN agencies with a seamless, singular solution for all their distribution needs, regardless of targeted geographic region, or industry sector." “Independent agencies are increasingly proving their strength in uncertain times. We see clients turn to PRGN member agencies more than ever these days for their boots on the ground experience and approach. And we applaud News Direct for being among those service providers who recognize this trend and the important role independent agencies play in the communications arena,” PRGN President Robert Bauer said. “I’m convinced our member agencies – as well as their clients – will greatly benefit from having an easier access to News Direct’s content distribution platform and the ROI it generates for them.” 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 the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations campaigns in markets around the world. PRGN is one of the world’s largest international networks of independent public relations agencies, measured by revenue. PRGN harnesses the resources of 50 independent public relations firms in 52 locations and close to 1,000 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Visit PRGN online at www.prgn.com or on Twitter at @PRGN Contact Details Martha Pearlstone +1 203-295-7566 martha.pearlstone@newsdirect.com Company Website http://www.newsdirect.com

April 08, 2021 09:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Advisors Continues to Hold a Majority of Market Share

Advisors Mortgage Group

Advisors Mortgage Group is a multi-state mortgage banker with more than thirty branch locations across the country. Focusing on residential lending, Advisors prides itself on maintaining a local and personal feel to help each and every customer experience the comfort and protection that their home financing needs are in the right hands. Advisors has been on the Best Places to Work in NJ list for the past eight years, making sure that all employees feel like Family, while also maintaining the customer service standards that the company was built on. The mission statement at Advisors is that we take care of our Family, who help us take care of our Customers, which allows us to give back to our Community. Speaking of the community, Advisors’ is continuing to hold the majority of the local market share in the combined Monmouth County, NJ, and Ocean County, NJ markets. This marks the third year in row of being the leader in this area, and Advisors look to keep it for many years to come, while also striving to obtain a market share lead in other major counties across the country. A local happy client said, “Like many other families, we wanted to take a chance to purchase a home during these crazy times. We heard some horror stories from friends about their lenders and how the experience was difficult and awful. We will forever be thankful that we chose Advisors. We were taken care of from the very first day to the very last. All of our questions were answered and explained. There was never a moment when we felt out of loop or that we had no idea what was going on. Thank you doesn't seem like enough!” And another said, “Everything was always explained in detail and we were never worried about anything. We can’t thank the whole team at Advisors enough. There aren’t words to describe how phenomenal you all are. Thank you for helping us make our dreams come true!” Advisors prides itself on maintaining a local and personal feel to help each and every customer feel the comfort and protection that their home financing needs are in the right hands. The Advisors motto holds strong. “we take care of our Family, who help us take care of our Customers, which allows us to give back to our Community.” About Advisors Mortgage Group Advisors Mortgage Group is a multi-state mortgage banker with more than thirty branch locations across the country. Focusing on residential lending, Advisors prides itself on maintaining a local and personal feel to help each and every customer feel the comfort and protection that their home financing needs are in the right hands. Advisors has been on the Best Places to Work in NJ list for the past eight years, making sure that all employees feel like Family, while also maintaining the customer service standards that the company was built on. The mission statement at Advisors is that we take care of our family, who help us take care of our Customers, which allows us to give back to our Community. Contact Details Sean Clark +1 800-778-9044 Advisors@AdvisorsMortgage.com Company Website https://advisorsmortgage.com/

April 08, 2021 08:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Boston Biotech, Anodyne Nanotech Advances the Hero Patch Platform by Securing $4.2M in Seed Financing

Anodyne Nanotech, Inc.

Anodyne Nanotech, Inc., a Boston-based biotechnology company developing differentiated, transdermal forms of high-value drugs, announced today that it has raised $4,200,000 to expand its Hero Patch™ platform. Lead investors were Velocity Partners, Relativity Healthcare Fund, and Big Pi Ventures. “For many years the pharmaceutical industry has envisioned, but never achieved, a transdermal patch to replace subcutaneous administration of high-value biologics,” said Lampros Kourtis, Ph.D., a Partner at Velocity. “With its solid-state porous microneedles, Anodyne looks poised to succeed where others have failed.” This new class of microneedles was invented at Tufts University and is now the core technology of the Hero Patch™ platform at Anodyne, founded by Hojat Rezaei Nejad, Konstantinos Tzortzakis, and Jake Lombardo. By incorporating solvent-free bulk drug substance directly into microscopic porosities, Anodyne can load unprecedented amounts of the drug onto each microneedle. When the microneedle penetrates into the skin, the drug dissolves in the patient’s interstitial fluid and is systemically absorbed. “With the ability to load up to 5 mg of drug per square centimeter, we can administer pharmacologically relevant doses of high-value biologic drugs like peptides and monoclonal antibodies,” said Anodyne CEO Jake Lombardo. “Our in vivo studies also show that we can achieve desired pharmacodynamic effects.” Not only does Anodyne’s technique allow for unprecedented drug loading, but also using the solid-state form of the drug substance can lead to improved stability. This promise would circumvent the need for cold-chain distribution, a critically important challenge for developing countries, with cost-saving advantages for the global biopharmaceutical industry. Mr. Lombardo added that he and others have found the Hero Patch—in placebo form—to be painless and non-irritating. Anodyne has started collaborations with pharmaceutical companies to test particular biologics on the Hero Patch platform. The company plans to conduct clinical trials to characterize the bioequivalence, safety, and tolerability of several Hero Patch products. “Modern R&D is yielding dozens of miraculous biologic drugs, but our means of administering them has scarcely improved since the 19th century,” said Michael Singer, MD, Ph.D., a director at Anodyne. “Patients don’t like getting shots. Our healthcare system would save time and money if we didn’t have to give so many shots.” “We believe we have something to offer to all who work with biologics: patients, providers, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies,” said Mr. Lombardo. “We would be particularly gratified if Hero Patch could be used for needle-free delivery of biologics to children.” About Anodyne Nanotech: Anodyne is a Boston-based, preclinical-stage biotech company developing differentiated, transdermal forms of high-value drugs. The company’s patent-pending porous microneedle technology provides the first practical and cost-effective platform, Hero Patch™, to deliver clinically meaningful doses of macromolecules and small molecules. For further information: www.TheHeroPatch.com Contact Details Anodyne Nanotech Jake Lombardo +1 732-503-3865 jake.lombardo@theheropatch.com Company Website https://www.theheropatch.com

April 08, 2021 05:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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COMCAST ANNOUNCES RURAL BROADBAND EXPANSION IN WHATCOM COUNTY

Comcast West Division

Comcast today announced it will expand service to 815 homes in the City of Sumas, a rural community of Whatcom County. Over the next two years, Comcast will invest $4.2 million, to bring the entire suite of Xfinity and Comcast Business services to the citizens and businesses of Sumas. The planned network expansion is the latest example of the company’s investment made in Washington state. Comcast has invested over $990 million in capital expenditures in Washington over the past three years, including investments in the company's network. “This is welcome news for Sumas residents, especially in a world where we are increasingly reliant on a broadband connection to work, learn, and teach. Washington has some of the world’s largest technology companies but too many residents still don’t have affordable and reliable internet access,” said Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). “Bold investments like these will help families during this difficult time and beyond.” “Thank you to Mayor Christensen and to the City Council in Sumas for working with Comcast to bring high speed internet infrastructure to the people of Sumas,” said Senator Doug Ericksen, 42nd Legislative District. “America was built by private sector innovation and private sector innovation will continue to lead in building a better Washington State for all of us." “We are very excited to have Comcast coming to Sumas. They provide quality services and have a solid infrastructure,” said Kyle Christensen, Mayor, City of Sumas. “This will be a big benefit to our residents and businesses.” Sumas residents will have access to the entire Xfinity product suite, including Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Home and Internet Essentials, the largest and most comprehensive low-cost Internet adoption program for low-income Americans. Since 2011, Comcast has connected 560,000 low-income individuals statewide to broadband internet over the last decade, including 15,200 residents in Whatcom County. The Sumas businesses community will have access to the full suite of Comcast Business Internet, voice, and video services, including WiFi, Voice, TV and managed enterprise solutions for businesses of all sizes. We’re pleased to invest in our infrastructure in Whatcom County and excited to expand our network to the City of Sumas,” said Rodrigo Lopez, Region Senior Vice President, Comcast Washington. “As connectivity becomes ever more important, we’re working hard to expand our smart, reliable network that delivers fast Internet speeds for customers to browse, videoconference, stream and game.” Comcast serves more than 1.6 million residential and business customers throughout Washington state. Comcast is Washington’s leading provider of Xfinity video, high-speed Internet, smart home and phone services. To learn more about Comcast in Washington, visit: https://washington.comcast.com/ 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 over 56 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 Andy Colley +1 425-248-5438 Andy_Colley@Comcast.com Company Website https://washington.comcast.com/

April 07, 2021 08:55 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Nottingham affiliate Spinnaker ETF Series launches new ETF

Nottingham

The Nottingham Company, a leading fund administrator and private label issuer to the mutual fund and ETF industry, is pleased to have facilitated the launch of the Trajan Wealth Income Opportunities ETF (NYSE:TWIO). The TWIO portfolio is managed by Scottsdale, Arizona based sub-advisor Trajan Wealth LLC with Sterling Russell and Udayan Mitra serving as co-portfolio managers. Nottingham sister firm OBP Capital will serve as Advisor. “We are excited by the opportunity for our existing clients and new clients that have wanted access to our investment strategy”, stated co-portfolio manager Sterling Russell. “We expect to come out of the gate with strong flows into TWIO”, added Udayan Mitra, co-manager with Russell. “We are quite pleased with the strong indications of interest.” Katherine Honey, President of Nottingham and Managing Principal of OBP Capital was especially complimentary of working with the Trajan team. “Getting a new ETF to market during the Pandemic has been a challenge, as the decision making structure of industry partners has been more difficult, for obvious reasons. Our partners in the industry have been very helpful under difficult circumstances, and I have to add working with Sterling and Udayan has been one of the highlights of this last year.” Trajan Wealth seeks to achieve the investment objective of TWIO with an active management approach to US domestic preferred securities, US fixed income securities and income producing common stocks. Additional information regarding TWIO may be found on the Fund’s website https://trajanwealthetf.com/ Disclosure: Serial number RCTWO0421001 An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of some or the entire principal amount invested. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be successful in meeting its investment objective. Investment in the Fund is also subject to the following risks: Preferred Securities Risk, Financial Companies Risk, Energy Companies Risk, Healthcare Companies Risk, Fixed Income Risk, Junk Bond Risk, Small and Mid-Cap Securities Risk, Nano and Micro-Cap Securities Risk, REIT Risk, U.S. Government Securities Risk, Extension Risk, Call/Prepayment Risk, Credit/Default Risk, Inflation Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Sector Risk, Authorized Participant Risk, ETF Structure Risks, Early Close/Trading Halt Risk, COVID-19, and Other Infectious Illnesses Risk, Asset Class Risk, Cyber Security Risk, Management Risk, Market Risk, New Advisor Risk, New Fund Risk, Non-Diversification Risk, and Valuation Risk. More information about these risks can be found in the Fund’s prospectus. An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges, and expenses of the Fund before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. A copy of the prospectus is available at https://trajanwealthetf.com/ or by calling Shareholder Services at 800-773-3863. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. Current and future holdings are subject to change and risk. The Trajan Wealth Income Opportunities ETF is distributed by Capital Investment Group, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, 100 E. Six Forks Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609. There is no affiliation between Trajan Wealth, LLC, including their principals, and Capital Investment Group, Inc. Contact Details Nottingham Lindy Fields +1 252-984-3811 lindy.fields@nottinghamco.com Company Website https://www.ncfunds.com/

April 07, 2021 11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tayler Jade Unfolds The Sheets in Part Two of Her Lust Story “WYA” on April 9th

Tayler Jade

On February 12, 2021, Tayler Jade independently released her first ever original single “Temporary” with the support of artist development partners Thomas Barsoe of OC Hit and Dani Thompson of DNT Entertainment. In the first few weeks of release the video organically garnered a combined 100K+ video views, downloads and streams, as well as attention from multiple news outlets, bloggers, playlist curators and thousands of new dedicated fans. On Friday, April 9th, Jade will independently release part two of the dual single and music video for “WYA,” where she will take you deeper under the sheets to unfold the rest of her “lust story.” The characters develop, the forbidden romance intensifies and you can’t help but feel entangled in this intimate relationship that pushes the boundaries of friendship. “Temptation is an interesting feeling to navigate. Knowing you shouldn’t, but fearing that 'what if' question you will always have in your mind if you don’t. 'WYA' was written about real life relationships I have experienced and the moral battle between my head and my heart.” - Tayler Jade “WYA” was written by Tayler Jade (Tayler Lynch) and Jacquie Hishmeh, produced by Mikey Francis and Robbie Dean (Robbie Crebar), mixed and mastered by Luca Pretolesi with the support of mix/master engineer Robert Guzman, and vocally produced by Thomas Barsoe. The modern Pop/R&B single is dreamy, sensual and seductive. It has a magnetic quality that draws you in emotionally and wraps you up. The accompanying music video for “WYA” is a sequel style continuation of Jade’s first single “Temporary.” The video was shot at a private residence in Los Angeles, Directed by Nik Shaw, Asst. Directed by Elliot A. Gannon, DP’d by Ksusha Genenfeld, Produced by Thomas Barsoe, and lead actors starring alongside Tayler Jade include Eric Guilmette and Ian Peterson. The cast and crew consisted of 22. More about Tayler Jade: Tayler Jade is an American Pop/R&B singer-songwriter and recording artist from Orange County, California. Her main goal with her music is to empower young women to be confident and comfortable in their own skin. Jade’s main musical influences are: Tori Kelly, Ariana Grande, Madison Beer, Victoria Monet and Summer Walker. Learn More at www.taylerjade.com Contact: Dani Thompson danithompson@dntagency.com 714-496-5152 Jason Jepson jason.jepson@taylerjade.com 949-394-7033 Company Website: www.taylerjade.com Tayler Jade is an American Pop/R&B singer-songwriter and recording artist from Southern California. She has spent the past 2 years in the studio working on her first original EP which will be released in 2021 as a series of singles, starting with “Temporary” on February 12th. Her electrifying voice and sultry beats create a physical reaction that is sure to send chills down your spine. Her main musical influences are female powerhouses such as Tori Kelly, Ariana Grande, Victoria Monet and Summer Walker. Learn more at https://www.taylerjade.com/ Contact Details Jason Jepson +1 949-394-7033 jason.jepson@taylerjade.com Company Website https://www.taylerjade.com/

April 07, 2021 08:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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National Survey Reveals Hispanic Cleaning Attitudes, Spring Cleaning Trends, and Pandemic Cleaning Habits

Bona US

Spring is in full bloom, signaling the start of deep cleaning for many households across the United States. A recent Bona survey conducted by Harris Poll of over 2,000 U.S. adults found that the areas of the home Hispanics across the U.S. focus on the most for spring cleaning is floors/carpets (43%), bathrooms (38%) and bedrooms (34%). Non-Hispanic whites plan to focus on de-cluttering/organizing (46%), floors/carpets (41%) and windows (35%). The survey also found that nearly half of U.S. Hispanics (47%) are now cleaning less than they did when the COVID-19 pandemic started. In addition to areas and items to prioritize during 2021 spring cleaning, the survey also asked Americans what aspect of cleaning they hate most. U.S. Hispanics identified bathrooms first and foremost, with decluttering/organizing, floors/carpets and basement/garage tied for second. "Spring cleaning is a time when we focus on deep cleaning and areas we don’t generally prioritize throughout the year – we like to think of it as a reset,” said Andy Telatnik, Director of Marketing – Retail, Bona. “In this survey, we found that not only are floors the number one area U.S. Hispanics plan to focus on for spring cleaning, but it’s also one of the areas they dislike cleaning most. Yet, we know that with the right tools and solutions, cleaning those hardwood and hard surface floors doesn’t have to be difficult.” The 2021 Bona Spring Cleaning Poll, conducted online by Harris Poll in February 2021, is timely with spring in full force this month. Other survey highlights for U.S. Hispanics include: -- COVID cleaning: Nearly half of Hispanics are cleaning less than they did when the pandemic started (47%). -- Feeling clean: When asked about how they feel when cleaning their home, “productive” (49%), “relieved” (36%), “happy” (40%) and “peaceful” (35%) were the top responses, with “annoyed” (16%), “stressed” (15%) and “unenthused” (12%) on the lower end of the spectrum. -- Cleaning process: Nearly two in three U.S. Hispanics (63%) agreed that they prefer to clean in small spurts rather than one big cleaning day. -- Renovations and pride in the kitchen: Nearly two in three Hispanics (63%) are planning to make renovations/upgrades in the next 12 months. The top three projects noted by those planning to make a renovation or upgrade in the next 12 months include painting a room (42%), floors/carpets (36%) and renovating a kitchen (31%). In comparison, only 21% of non-Hispanic white respondents who plan to make any renovations or upgrades plan to renovate a kitchen this year. With floors identified as one of the biggest areas of focus for Hispanics during spring cleaning this year, Bona’s 100-years of experience in floor care and maintenance can offer the best tips and tools for sparkling clean floors. -- Dust/dry mop first: Use a microfiber mop such as the Bona Premium Microfiber Mop for Multi-Surface Floors to gently remove dust, pet hair and debris from the floor. Be aware that vacuums may scuff or damage a floor -- Spray mop floors: Use a spray mop with a cleaning solution specifically designed for your floor type like Bona’s suite of floor cleaning product. For hardwood, avoid DIY vinegar solutions or steaming the floors to avoid damage or a dull, cloudy appearance. Excess liquid may also damage the floor, so leave the mop and bucket for other tasks. -- Deep cleaning: For spring cleaning, consider using a deep cleaning solution such as Bona PowerPlus® Hardwood Floor Deep Cleaner or Bona PowerPlus® Antibacterial Hard-Surface Floor Cleaner. Both these cleaning solutions offer an extra level of streak-free clean without harsh chemicals or odor. About Bona US Bona is an innovative, environmentally conscious company dedicated to creating beautiful floors since 1919. Bona US, the North American subsidiary of BonaAB in Malmö, Sweden, manufactures and distributes floor and home care products. The first in the industry to offer a full system of waterborne hardwood floor finishing and floor care products certified for indoor air quality by GREENGUARD, Bona products can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada. From residue-free hardwood floor cleaners to a beautiful array of stains and high durability finishes, consumers, distributors and contractors trust Bona. For more information, please contact Bona US at (800) 872- 5515 or www.bona.com. This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Bona from February 23-25, 2021 among 2,032 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, of whom, 177 are Hispanic and 1,504 are white (non-Hispanic). This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and additional subgroup sample sizes, please contact Heather Lindemann at (800) 872-5515. Contact Details Bona US Heather Lindemann +1 800-872-5515 heather.lindemann@bona.com Company Website https://www.bona.com/

April 07, 2021 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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WitFoo Announces Partnership with CyberOpz

WitFoo

WitFoo, the world’s most intelligent SECOPS platform fueled by big data analytics, announced today a partnership with CyberOpz, a cybersecurity solutions provider, to offer Precinct as a service to its customers. “In addition to delivering a robust SECOPS platform, Precinct provides a key component to affordable Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance, making it an ideal solution to offer our customers,” said Pete Clay, managing partner of CyberOpz. “We’re excited to partner with WitFoo and build on our momentum as we exit the stealth mode of our business.” “From the 2013 Target breach to the 2020 SolarWinds supply chain compromise, the importance of holding vendors responsible for their cybersecurity hygiene has been repeatedly reinforced,” said Charles Herring, CTO of WitFoo. “The launch of CMMC by the US Department of Defense is the most aggressive step in delivering sustainable supply chain cybersecurity to date. CMMC is making cybersecurity health a core requirement of business, and partners like CyberOpz are making the transformation painless so organizations can focus on their core business.” As a result of this partnership, CyberOpz will utilize Precinct, in concert with other security services, to offer customers a 24-hour guarantee to recover from any ransomware attack. “CyberOpz’s ransomware resilience guarantee is uniquely impressive, and we’re thrilled to be a part of the solution that delivers upon that promise,” said Tim Bradford, CEO of WitFoo. “Protecting against extortion via ransomware requires a multi-pronged approach of disaster recovery, sophisticated detection and timely response. The products, services, and knowledge of CyberOpz empower their customers to rest easy as cybercriminals do their worst. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with CyberOpz, and we’re glad to see the continued success of our growing channel program.” WitFoo is committed to a 100% channel sales model which is supported by a global distribution agreement with SYNNEX. For more information about partnering with WitFoo, visit: https://www.witfoo.com/partners/ About CYBEROPZ Our team of experienced security engineers and CISO’s takes the complexity out of cybersecurity. We work with companies across a range of industries to meet cybersecurity compliance requirements and improve companies' cybersecurity programs. For more information, visit https://www.cyberopz.com/ About WitFoo Built by veterans of the military, law enforcement and cyber security, WitFoo Precinct is the world’s most intelligent SECOPS platform fueled by big data analytics. By crowdsourcing intelligence from a global community of cybersecurity experts, applying time-tested methodologies from law enforcement and leveraging intelligent data and analytics, Precinct’s Investigative Engine results in a greater than 90% reduction in time and labor spent performing security investigations. The platform produces metrics on risk, tool effectiveness, operational efficiency and security gaps to fuel transformational business conversations. Infinite scalability, cost-contained licensing and flexible deployment options make Precinct an effective and economic solution for any organization looking to improve their security operations. For more information, visit www.witfoo.com Contact Details Merritt Group for WitFoo Mia Wilcox +1 610-564-6773 wilcox@merrittgrp.com Company Website https://www.witfoo.com/

April 07, 2021 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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