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Pocono Organics Launches One of the First Regenerative Organic Grown Full-Spectrum Hemp Product Lines

Pocono Organics

Pocono Organics, one of the largest regenerative organic farms in North America, has launched one of the first regenerative organic grown full-spectrum hemp product lines and the only to carry the globally recognized Rodale Institute logo on its products and packaging. Pocono Organics’ wellness product line includes artisanal, small-batch items including tinctures, creams, salve sticks, lip balms, massage oil, popular bath bombs as well as a pet-friendly organic tincture. These products are formulated in their own lab and are available online and carried in more than 30 retail outlets, spas, and doctors’ offices across multiple states. Pocono Organics, located atop the Pocono Mountains, uses the power of USDA certified organic full-spectrum hemp extract to deliver a broader range of wellness-promoting cannabinoids - creating the entourage effect that unlocks numerous potential health benefits through multiple cannabinoids versus relying solely on CBD. “I personally know the power of plant-based supplements,” said Ashley Walsh, Founder and President of Pocono Organics. “I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in my late ‘20s. It is a very painful and daily condition where my stomach is paralyzed and I am unable digest food normally. My doctors wanted to cut out parts of my stomach, insert feeding tubes, and put me on a regiment of pills. I took a different path including an organic diet as well as CBD-rich supplements, which became vital to how I managed my condition and are part of my daily wellness routine.” Power of Nanoparticle Technology Nanoparticle technology is used in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries as a way to make products instantly bioavailable to the body and to ensure precise dosing without diminished impact through first-pass metabolism – when ingested products first go through the stomach before going to work one to two hours later. “Nanoparticle technology is a game-changer for people seeking the immediate benefits of full-spectrum hemp extract,” Walsh added. “Instant bioavailability is vital for people who want to get an accurate dose they expect. The water-soluble, nanoparticle formulation has been done for select products including one of our tinctures and all of our bath bombs. It’s not seen often in this industry because it’s hard to do and is a big investment, but the value is worth it. And, we’ve kept the price in range with traditionally formulated products. We’ll be announcing a full line of nano-particle products soon made with organic ingredients.” Power of Trust “We are focused on becoming vertically integrated which is why we have invested in our in-house formulation and packaging because it’s hard to know who to trust when it comes to high quality organic CBD products,” Walsh continued. “Our mission comes from my personal healthy journey and I want to ensure our products are accessible for all – including our pets - which make this very personal for me.” According to a study done by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, nearly 70% of CBD products are mislabeled. This troubling statistic is why Pocono Organics is transparent in how and where its products are grown so that consumers can make an informed decision about products they can always trust. “Every hemp plant grown at Pocono Organics has been in our hands from hand-seeding to hand-harvesting,” said Walsh. “We hang dry our plants so that they retain higher levels of cannabinoids and terpenes – which makes a better-quality product. Each of our products include organic ingredients that you can pronounce!” Every Pocono Organics’ product has a QR code that allows consumers to review the Certificate of Analysis (COA) from an independent, third-party research lab ensuring there are no pesticides or heavy metals in any of the products. "I have been using Pocono Organics creams, both scented and unscented, on my clients in our spa and believe these to be top-quality products that actually work,” said Yvette Bertsch, Spa Director at the historic Congress Hall Resort in Cape May, NJ. “I was impressed by Ashley and how her products evolved from a deep desire and need for health, healing, and a better quality of daily living. Ashley’s products far surpassed me and my clients’ expectations for results, which is why I trust and use Pocono Organics.” “Kitchen Toke's foundation is rooted in the belief that cannabis is food and food is medicine,” said Joline Rivera, founder of Kitchen Toke. “Our collaboration with Pocono Organics very much fit that definition. It starts with their care in the regenerative farming practices through to the final products. Pocono Organics is a win/win for people and our environment, especially the honeybees!”\ The Pocono Organics line up can be found at more than 30 retail locations, including Kimberton Whole Foods, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Riverwards Produce Market, Local Roots NYC, Kitchen Toke online store. “I have been recommending CBD to my patients for several years,” said Dr.Peter Hunt, a practicing chiropractor in Stroudsburg, Pa. “The primary reason is its ability to allow the body to better respond to stress and reduce inflammation. The flavonoids, polyphenols, cannabinoids, and terpenes all act together to reduce inflammation and protect the central and peripheral nervous systems. I am finding that the nanotechnology is very effective for many of my patients. Pocono Organics’ partnership with Rodale Institute ensures the highest level of organic farming that you can find, thus ensuring the highest quality products that are available.” Pocono Organics is also the only company in the world to carry the renowned Rodale Institute logo on its products and packaging as a sign to consumers of the high standards and responsible farming practices used to make these items. Rodale Institute, recognized as the global leaders in regenerative organic science and research, is a strategic partner of Pocono Organics to bring the power of soil-based farming to larger audiences. Regenerative organic agricultural practices include low-till methods and zero use of chemicals and pesticides. This farming approach produces some of the cleanest and nutrient-dense crops grown on earth – making them better for consumers – while also strengthening and healing the soil in which they are grown – which is better for our planet. Click here to learn more about Pocono Organics’ regenerative organic grown full-spectrum hemp product line. About Pocono Organics Pocono Organics is a health and wellness organization with a mission to inspire people and heal the earth. The Global Center for Research, Education, and Discovery is one of the largest regenerative organic farms in North America. Located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, Pocono Organics has more than 380 acres of farmland and 40,000 square feet of greenhouse space. Pocono Organics has a strategic partnership with Rodale Institute, the global leaders in Regenerative Organic Agriculture practices and research and is one of their largest research satellite facilities. The farm is also home to more than 250,000 honeybees that make delicious honey and help strengthen the local ecosystem. Awarded the 2019 Environmental Innovator of the Year by the Green Sports Alliance, sustainability is a hallmark of Pocono Organics. The farm draws power from a 3MW, 25-acre solar farm and reclaims rainwater from 70,000 square feet of roofs for irrigation. Pocono Organics also serves the local community through its Clean Food, Dirty Hands school education program and veterans in transition through a Veteran Farmer Training Program. In addition, the property includes an organic farmer’s market and café, and with a 56-room adjoining hotel, is an agritourism destination, and host location for annual festivals. Please visit www.PoconoOrganics.com to learn more about Pocono Organic’s mission and work. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. Contact Details Pocono Organics Mike Mooney +1 704-361-9499 mike@poconoorganics.com Company Website https://www.poconoorganics.com/

April 14, 2021 01:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DistroTV Expands News-Driven Lineup; Adds Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake to 150+ Channel Roster

DistroTV

DistroTV, the nation’s largest, independent free ad-supported streaming television platform, today announces the expansion of its news-driven channel lineup with the addition of Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake. Both join the streaming platform’s growing 150-plus channel roster and signify the platform’s commitment to continue to grow its diversified content offerings to appeal to passionate viewers in the US, Canada, and the UK. “Bloomberg Media is known for featuring independent voices who equip viewers with the news and analysis necessary to have an informed take on the latest in finance, technology, culture and politics, from the latest stock market trends to conversations surrounding the future of work to the pandemic’s ongoing impact on local businesses and communities,” said Navdeep Saini, founder and CEO of DistroScale, parent company to DistroTV. “The addition of these channels signify our ongoing commitment to deliver thought-provoking and engaging content to a globally-minded audience.” Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake are two global networks from a newsroom of 2,700 journalists and analysts in 120 countries. Bloomberg TV delivers global financial news and market-moving analysis with shows such as Bloomberg Surveillance and Wall Street Week. Bloomberg Quicktake is a global streaming and social video network for a new generation of leaders and professionals, covering the biggest stories across business, technology, climate, culture, politics, society and personal finance. The channels join DistroTV’s growing business section, with other channels including Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur, Real Vision, TD Ameritrade, and The Street available for live streaming on the platform. "The addition of Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake on DistroTV extends our reach to new audiences who are looking for trusted, global business news on streaming,” said M. Scott Havens, Chief Growth Officer and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Bloomberg Media. “Both networks provide a unique content offering that reaches decision makers, business professionals and rising leaders who have high expectations from the content and news they consume.” DistroTV provides today’s brands an opportunity to build a direct-to-consumer relationship with DistroScale and its network partners. DistroTV is a natural extension to DistroScale’s long-standing expertise in video platforms and advertising. Since its launch in 2019, DistroTV has seen rapid growth concerning its breadth of content and global audience figures. In the last six months, viewership quadrupled and total watch time multiplied eight times over. The streaming platform focuses on building a robust network that delivers news, entertainment, music, sports, and lifestyle programming to audiences globally. DistroTV has built a strong programming lineup of popular film and television channels, including Magnolia Pictures - CineLife, Euro News, Reelz, Law&Crime, Qello Concerts by Stingray, Magellan TV, People TV, and TD Ameritrade, among others. Additional independent channels include some of the following: Kweli TV, which spotlights the rich history and global diversity of the Black community; Canela TV, featuring Spanish programming; Latido Music, the leading channel for Latin music; BritAsia Live for British Asians around the globe; Filmeraa, short-form movies and television in Indian and Korean; Venus TV, which features popular Bollywood movies, culture, and more. To become a viewer, visit https://www.distro.tv or install DistroTV on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS or Android. About DistroTV DistroTV is the largest, independent, free, ad-supported streaming television service on the market. Launched in 2019 by parent company DistroScale, the platform caters to a multicultural, rapidly expanding, globally-minded audience of passionate viewers in the US, Canada, and UK. Satisfying the growing demand for premium video content in multiple languages, DistroTV delivers premium video content from producers globally across North America, the UK, Bollywood, Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, and growing. With more than 150 channels plus thousands of Video on Demand (VOD) shows, DistroTV cultivates content that covers a broad spectrum of topics to connect with people's passion points around Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, News, Documentaries and International Content in live, linear and video-on-demand formats. DistroTV is available on the web, as well as through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and iOS and Android devices. About DistroScale DistroTV is the first direct-to-consumer offering from DistroScale, a technology company founded in 2013 and known for providing a global clientele of thousands of media properties with the industry's most comprehensive video platform for web, apps, and streaming. DistroScale is an all-in-one solution providing infrastructure, content delivery, curation, analytics and a full suite of monetization options. Video enabled by DistroScale reaches more than 250 million visitors per month. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. To become a DistroTV viewer, visit www.distro.tv. More information on DistroScale & DistroTV is available at www.distroscale.com. Contact Details Mackenzie Gavel +1 631-739-5716 mackenzie@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.distro.tv

April 14, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Restaurants Return: A Slow Road to Recovery

Revenue Management Solutions

Restaurant operators who have navigated COVID-related shutdowns, restrictions and rapidly changing consumer demands must now prepare for another unexpected reality: Pandemic-related buyer behaviors may be here to stay. In its most recent quarterly survey, Revenue Management Solutions, a global enterprise providing patented, tech-enabled solutions for the restaurant industry, set out to understand the consumer’s current state of mind. Respondents answered questions about vaccination and how widespread declines in the virus will impact restaurant dining habits. The survey was fielded in late February 2021, with responses from more than 1,100 U.S. diners in rural, suburban and urban markets. One thing the survey tells restaurateurs: Consumers will return. When asked about eating out at restaurants post-pandemic, an encouraging 32% of respondents said they plan on eating out even more than before the pandemic started, compared to only 13% when polled last fall. Frequent delivery orders are seeing a small decline, with a 6% drop, though takeout and drive-thru continue to climb, each nudging up by 2% over the three-month period. “We are encouraged to see increased optimism about dining out, high acceptance of the vaccine and a general acceptance of possible price increases,” said Dr. Christina Norton, director of behavioral research at Revenue Management Solutions. “But all signs point to a significantly changed landscape going forward, as buyer behaviors adopted in 2020 appear to have strong staying power.” Key insights include: People continue to work from home. Only 6% of respondents reported that changes in their work environment in the last three months have resulted in now working primarily from the office. The slow transition back to the workspace will likely continue to affect restaurants that heavily relied on commuter or office worker traffic. Habits are formed. When asked if their behaviors have remained the same since November 2020, a growing number of respondents said yes. Specifically, 45% of respondents say their breakfast behavior hasn’t changed, compared to 41% in November; 51% report lunch behaviors have stayed the same, up from 44% in November; and 47% report that dinner behavior has stayed the same — an 8-point jump from 39% in November. Restaurants are perceived to be safe. When asked if restaurants can provide a safe indoor experience, 51% said yes, an 8% increase from August 2020. Willingness to get the vaccine changes dining-out concerns. For those who already received the vaccine or are scheduled to get it, 72% say the number of COVID cases at the local level is the most important factor in deciding to dine out. For those undecided or not planning to get the vaccine, whether or not a restaurant can provide a safe indoor dining experience was the top consideration. Consumers accept price increases at restaurants more than at grocery outlets. Grocery prices surged last spring due to supply chain issues. Consumers still perceive food-at-home (FAH) prices to be higher than food-away-from-home (FAFM) prices, despite a reduction in the gap between FAH and FAFH pricing and both increasing at similar levels. Cost increases are justifiable. Most respondents see increased minimum wage, cost of food and safety precautions as justifiable reasons for restaurants to increase prices. At 70%, Boomers were the most understanding; Gen Z was the least tolerant at 41%. New household concerns rose to the forefront this February, with consumers reporting mental health and not being able to participate in desired activities as key concerns. Both issues moved up three ranks since first reported in May 2020, when the economic impact and inability to see friends and family ranked highest. “There’s reason to be cautiously optimistic about consumers’ return to in-restaurant dining,” said Norton. “But operators cannot let their guard down on safety and must be prepared to continue to meet the consumer where they are, which is largely still at home.” Visit RMS’ website to download the full research report for free. ### About Revenue Management Solutions RMS provides data-driven solutions and services to the restaurant industry, all designed to help brands drive sales and profitability while maintaining traffic and enhancing brand value long-term. RMS works with more than 50 major brands in more than 40 countries, with its patented processes of revenue management used in more than 100,000 restaurant locations globally. The company holds five U.S. patents on menu pricing and customer segmentation and supports ongoing academic research efforts. Its industry-leading consumer and trends research has been quoted in numerous publications throughout the pandemic recovery. For more information on how RMS helps its clients, visit www.revenuemanage.com. Contact Details Center Reach Communications Tracy Henderson +1 720-989-3530 tracy@centerreachcommunication.com Center Reach Communications Rebecca Wilkins +12144379096 rebecca@centerreachcommunication.com Company Website https://www.revenuemanage.com

April 14, 2021 08:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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THE GREEN ROOM WITH JIMMY VIVINO PREMIERES 04/20

W And W Digital, LLC

Executive Producer Steve Gaçonnier at W And W Digital, LLC, discussed the announcement during a live broadcast from Dallas, Texas on Friday, April 9th, 4:20 pm 2021. “We are fortunate to have American guitar legend Jimmy Vivino as our host for this series. Who better to talk to musicians and industry titans then than someone that eats, breathes, sleeps and of course… plays music.”, Gaçonnier shared with a smile. Jimmy Vivino leads the BASIC CABLE BAND, the house band on the CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW and has played with everyone from Levon Helm to Ringo Starr. Tune in to Jimmy and company as he shares stories from The Green Room launching April 20, 2021 on WeedAndWhiskeyNews.com and on The Green Room’s You Tube channel April 21, 2021. Followed by a rebroadcast-on April 28th, 2021 as part of Willie Nelson’s Luck Summit benefiting High Holiday, which seeks to destigmatize, educate and promote cannabis culture in an informative and entertaining way. Jimmy explained his take on the talk show and why it’s called The Green Room, “The green room has a special place in my heart. I met a lot of people through the green room, I had a lot of great conversations… from BB King to Ringo Starr to Al Green to Bonnie Rait t to Gore Vidal, politicians, musicians, writers…" “In my experience of 28 years in television, more happens in the green room than happens on the air. When you work in television, people have 5 minutes… but in the green room more time is spent talking. We’d like to bring that atmosphere of the green room to this show. Where we’re not looking at a clock or a commercial coming up or anything, we’re just talking. We could be talking about anything. I could have Slash on there and we could talk about horror films for the whole time, so be ready." Executive Producer Steve Gaçonnier is producing the series along with Executive Producer Jerry Joyner of Weed And Whiskey News. A sneak peek at the first 3 guests include: DAVID FISHOF - MUSIC PRODUCER | FOUNDER OF ROCK & ROLL FANTASY CAMP Jimmy discusses with Fishof how he started in the business and his first gig. Fast forward to the impetus behind his Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, American Gladiator, Ringo Starr and a few stories including Sammy Hagar and Roger Daltrey. SHEP GORDON - SUPER MENSCH Jimmy chats with Shep Gordon. Affectionately known as “SuperMensch”, Anthony Bordain said “Shep is the man who's done everything, been everywhere, and was at seemingly every important moment in musical and culinary history. Shep Gordon is a legend.” Gordon has been instrumental in bolstering the careers and brands for The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, Chef Emeril Lagasse, shock rocker, Alice Cooper. Involved in promoting Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Teddy Pendergrass, Ridley Scott, Mike Meyers, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas, Mick Fleetwood and so many more. Shep is now a father with the birth of his son, Benjamin. We’ll learn how Shep has provided over 3 million meals to Maui’s hungry and his philosophy for success. DANNY ZELISKO – CONCERT PROMOTOR | FOUNDER OF EVENING STAR PRODUCTIONS | FORMER PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN OF LIVE NATION SOUTHWEST Jimmy talks to Danny Zelisko about his focus on putting the right acts in the right places at the right time with the right ticket prices in order to maintain fun and excitement for audiences with artists like The Police, Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar, Talking Heads, KISS, Bon Jovi, No Doubt, Nirvana and Pink Floyd. Interviews with Elliot Easton of The Cars, Billy Gibbon s of ZZ Top, Slash and Lukas Nelson are currently in discussions. The weekly broadcast is free and will sustain the content through a non-traditional advertising and product placement model. “We are developing relationships with brands in the alcohol and cannabis space. Including spirits brands like Alcanna, Constellation Brands, Great Northern Distributors, Heineken & Molson Coors Brewing and cannabis brands like Apothecanna, Caviar Gold, Marley Natural and Willie’s Reserve. These brands are congruent with the lifestyle of our audience.”, shared Joyner. Weed And Whiskey News is a content distribution studio focusing on Cannabis, Whiskey, Music and the culture within. Their website, live streaming portal and social channels have developed series content including: Infused Kitchen, Miracles of Marijuana, Sips and Quips and The Green Room with Jimmy Vivino. Weed And Whiskey TV is an On-Demand TV Network, featuring original, highly-entertaining cannabis and spirit friendly programming. The vast majority of their original programming is only four minutes and 20 seconds in length and can be viewed on virtually any mobile device. Weed and Whiskey TV also streams curated music concerts, feature films, shows and Holiday specials. Twist one up, pour a whiskey...sit back, relax and enjoy Weed And Whiskey TV. It's TV with a Twist! W And W Digital, LLC is an entertainment and media holding concern headquartered in Dallas, Texas. W And W Digital owns and operates the streaming TV Network, Weed And Whiskey TV. In addition to licensed feature films and episodic series, W And W Digital created and produces the following episodic series. “DI High”, “Higher Than Space”, “History Written in Stoned,” “In Luck” (filmed at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion that coincides with SXSW), “Paper Bartender”, “Trailer Talks”, “Tequila Shots” and recently launched Weed And Whiskey News.com. Contact Details Jerry Joyner +1 214-762-7101 info@weedandwhiskeynews.com Company Website https://www.weedandwhiskeynews.com

April 13, 2021 12:30 PM Central Daylight Time

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INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF ITS JUNIOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

No Dogs Left Behind

No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB), a global animal rescue organization, is proud to announce its inaugural “Young Heroes” Board. This Junior Board of Directors was created to help middle and high school students develop leadership skills, provide them with opportunities for community service and fundraising, and engage a youthful perspective to help grow the organization. Jeffrey Beri, Founder and President of NDLB, is a big proponent of youth involvement in the organization. “The youth are our future in this movement” Beri explains. Educating the young has always been a core part of NDLB’s mission, with Beri going into schools in China to teach the school aged children about animal welfare. When Co-Chairs Ava Finnegan (15) and Erin Finnegan (14) first approached Beri about getting more involved, he was all in. The sisters began volunteering with NDLB as transport volunteers, greeting dogs on arrival in the U.S. and uniting them with adopters. The more they participated, the more involved they wanted to become. “The girls approached me about establishing a Junior Board and it took off from there” said Beri. The sisters have been especially active with fundraising and awareness initiatives, helping to grow NDLB’s social media platforms such as YouTube and Tik Tok, and recruiting volunteers for the organization. As Co-Chairs of the Junior Board, they also actively participate in meetings with NDLB’s leadership team and hold weekly meetings with Beri. “The Junior Board has already made quantifiable improvements for No Dogs Left Behind” explains Beri. “For example, with Tik Tok alone, we have seen a 33% increase in our one-time donations and a 30% increase in adoption applications. It’s huge!” “Serving on the Junior Board is a great opportunity to learn about philanthropy, gain leadership experience and actually see how our ideas and actions can make an impact and help these dogs who have been rescued from slaughter,” according to Ava. Her sister Erin agrees, noting “I really feel like a valued part of the NDLB leadership team. When we make suggestions on new things to do or new ways to raise awareness, the team listens and takes our advice.” It can be difficult for teenagers to find organizations receptive to young people, especially those under age 16. Ava points out, “not only are youth encouraged to volunteer with NDLB, but the Junior Board members are actually treated as respected members of the team.” Erin agrees: “Even though I am the youngest member of the Board, I always feel heard when I make a suggestion or ask a question. It’s truly amazing to feel like I am helping to make a difference on a global platform.” The entire leadership team of NDLB are anxious to grow the Junior Board of Directors. “We know that engaging our youth and listening to their ideas will help develop compassionate, thoughtful leaders whose vision is not limited to our specific mission, but to the welfare of all animals and society as a whole,” said Beri. “Our junior board will gain valuable leadership experience and be our youth ambassadors for No Dogs Left Behind and its mission.” The Co-Chairs of the Junior Board of Directors are currently seeking interested middle school and high school students who want to get more involved to help effectuate change for animals globally. Everyone ages 11 through 18 is encouraged to apply at No Dogs Left Behind. Anyone interested in donating, adopting, fostering or volunteering, please visit No Dogs Left Behind. About No Dogs Left Behind: No Dogs Left Behind operates boots on the ground in China, fighting on the frontlines to rescue dogs from the illegal dogmeat trade. They work hands-on with local activists through emergency response, pulling dogs directly from slaughterhouses, dogmeat trucks, wet markets and traffickers. Their mission extends beyond borders, advocating for the creation and enforcement of animal welfare laws, and raising awareness for a cruelty-free, sustainable world in which no animal is violated, exploited, tortured or slaughtered for commercial goods or profit. With nearly 500 survivors in their care, No Dogs Left Behind operates sanctuaries in Dayi and Gongyi, China. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest. Contact Details No Dogs Left Behind Sherry Chen +1 855-665-0888 sherry@nodogsleftbehind.com Company Website http://www.nodogsleftbehind.com

April 13, 2021 12:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Caliber Embarks on Private Build-to-Suit School Expansion with Rancho Solano Preparatory School

Caliber Co.

CaliberCos Inc., a fully integrated real estate company, announced today a significant milestone within Caliber. The Company has embarked on a school expansion in Scottsdale, Arizona that will benefit the community and should serve as an attractive investment for its Opportunity Zone investors. Caliber recently closed on the acquisition of Rancho Solano Preparatory School, a 26,646 square foot property in Scottsdale, Arizona. The total project cost is $11.5 million and is the first venture Caliber has invested in since the pandemic started in March 2020. $4.5 million in equity was offered with Caliber’s Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund leading the investment, which was maxed out within three weeks of the offering. Commenting on the transaction, Chris Loeffler, Co-Founder and CEO of Caliber stated, “The impact from the current pandemic has touched every part of the global economy, and education has not gone untouched. Now, more than ever, there is higher demand for private education as many private schools remained opened throughout the pandemic. These institutions are providing a needed resource for parents who are unable to effectively home-school their children. Caliber’s open architecture allowed investors in our Fund, high-net worth direct investors, and a respected family office to combine forces and provide the necessary capital to build this asset for the community.” As a result of the increased demand, Caliber will construct a new campus for Rancho Solano. In conjunction with this construction project, Rancho Solano will close its small, North Scottsdale facility and consolidate it with the existing main campus in Central Scottsdale. The new campus expansion will serve all grades pre-K through 12th grade. In addition, there is an excess piece of land that is adjacent to the school that could lead to another project. Rancho Solano will lease the space from Caliber for a period of 20 years with a 10-year option. Upon receipt of occupancy, Rancho Solano will be given the option to purchase the building and will be offered that option again after the first and second years. Caliber believes that this project will produce positive cash flow as well as create attractive asset appreciation for its Opportunity Zone Fund investors. Additional information on the project can be found on Caliber’s website at Rancho Solano - Caliber (caliberco.com). Caliber is seeking additional schools with a desire to expand into Qualified Opportunity Zone locations throughout the Southwest and Mountainwest matching the goals of long-term investors to the needs of local communities. About Caliber – The Wealth Development Company Caliber is a market leader in providing individual accredited investors and registered investment advisors with well-structured alternatives to traditional investments. The Company builds wealth by forming and managing real estate private equity investments, either through individual assets or multi-asset funds. The Company offers an approachable, full-service investment experience managing over $440M in fair value assets under management and an estimated $550M in assets under development in commercial, residential, multi-family, self-storage and hospitality real estate in AZ, CO, NV, UT and AK. Caliber’s vertical integration of support services delivers a unique and efficient 360º approach to investing in real estate. The Company is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ with business operations focused throughout the greater Southwest region. Visit www.CaliberCo.com for more information. About Rancho Solano Preparatory School Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a PK-12 international learning community for high achieving students that offers a highly individualized education experience completely unique to Arizona. Additional information can be found on the website at About Rancho Solano • Rancho Solano Preparatory School Contact Details Caliber Victoria Rotondo +1 480-295-7600 victoria.rotondo@caliberco.com Public Relations Mary Jensen +13105261707 mary@irrealized.com Company Website https://www.caliberco.com/

April 13, 2021 12:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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How To Roll Your IRA, 401k or 403b Into an Annuity by Jennifer Lang Financial Services

Jennifer Lang Financial Services, LLC

Contact Details Jennifer Lang Financial Services, LLC. Jennifer Lang +1 877-487-8926 mail@jenniferlangfinancialservices.com Company Website https://www.jenniferlangfinancialservices.com

April 13, 2021 10:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Quidel Corporation Partners With the Bay Area Lyme Foundation to Heighten Public Awareness of Lyme Disease

Quidel Corporation

With Lyme disease season breaking out across the United States, Quidel Corporation announced today that it has partnered with the Bay Area Lyme (BAL) Foundation to help heighten public awareness to this alarming health condition that afflicts as many as 400,000 Americans each year. Quidel is the nation’s leading developer of rapid Lyme disease testing. As part of its collaboration, Quidel will serve as the sponsor for BAL’s series of free speaker forums that focus on research and science in the field of Lyme disease as well as Lyme disease prevention. These events provide new information on various Lyme topics in an open-discussion format, all designed to bring awareness around the Lyme disease epidemic with rapid ways to diagnose and treat it. Each of these events will feature a scientific researcher paired with a Lyme survivor sharing their inspirational story. The first in the series will be held via zoom on May 19 and will discuss the topic of “Herbal Treatments for Tick-Borne Diseases.” Speakers will include Sunjya Schweig, M.D., who has been studying, teaching and practicing integrative and functional medicine for over 25 years and is a member of the BAL’s scientific advisory board. Also participating will be Lia Gaertner, a BAL board member and the organization’s director of education and outreach. More information is available at speakerseries@bayarealyme.org. Quidel will also be a primary sponsor of BAL’s Emerging Leader Awards, which recognize both established and up-and-coming researchers who bring creative thinking to the field of Lyme disease. These grants support new and innovative projects and aim to attract aspiring new scientific talent to the field of Lyme. In addition, Quidel will sponsor the annual LymeAid Gala, the foundation’s annual benefit dinner and live concert to be held later this year. “The fact that symptoms of Lyme disease may not appear for weeks makes it all the more important that people take steps to avoid getting a tick bite, be aware of Lyme’s early warning signs, and then get tested immediately if they think they may have contracted it,” said Cheryl Miller, vice president of market development at Quidel. “That’s why we are so honored to be partnering with the Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Together, we work to heighten public awareness of the disease and advance scientific research in testing and treatment for Lyme.” Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that occurs when people are bitten by an infected deer tick. It can strike anyone at any age and can lead to a number of serious, life-threatening problems if not caught early. Leading the way in Lyme disease testing is Quidel’s innovative Sofia® 2 Lyme FIA. This test provides the patient as well as his or her physician with indicative results within 15 minutes, as opposed to days, which has historically been the norm. Performed in the privacy of a doctor’s office or local clinic, it is also the only test that can get results from a simple finger prick of blood. Quidel Corporation (Nasdaq: QDEL) is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic solutions at the point of care, delivering a continuum of rapid testing technologies that further improve the quality of health care throughout the globe. An innovator for over 40 years in the medical device industry, Quidel pioneered the first FDA-cleared point-of-care test for influenza in 1999 and was the first to market a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test in the U.S. Under trusted brand names, Sofia®, Solana®, Lyra®, Triage® and QuickVue®, Quidel’s comprehensive product portfolio includes tests for a wide range of infectious diseases, cardiac and autoimmune biomarkers, as well as a host of products to detect COVID-19. With products made in America, Quidel’s mission is to provide patients with immediate and frequent access to highly accurate, affordable testing for the good of our families, our communities and the world. For more information about Quidel, visit quidel.com. Contact Details Jim Yeager +1 818-264-6812 jim@breakwhitelight.com Company Website http://Quidel.com

April 13, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CSG SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL TO HOLD 2021 FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL ON MAY 5

CSG

CSG ® (NASDAQ: CSGS) invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT to discuss the company's first quarter 2021 earnings results. The conference call will feature CSG President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Shepherd and CSG Chief Financial Officer Rollie Johns. To reach the conference, call 1-833-508-4355 and ask the operator for the CSG Systems International conference call. Click here to join a webcast of CSG’s earnings call in live or archived format. # # # About CSG For more than 35 years, CSG has simplified the complexity of business, delivering innovative customer engagement solutions that help companies acquire, monetize, engage, and retain customers. Operating across more than 120 countries worldwide, CSG manages billions of critical customer interactions annually, and its award-winning suite of software and services allow companies across dozens of industries to tackle their biggest business challenges and thrive in an ever-changing marketplace. CSG is the trusted provider for driving digital innovation for hundreds of leading global brands, including Airtel Africa, América Móvil, AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH, Formula 1, Hutchison 3 Indonesia, Inmarsat, Mastercard, Maximus, Microsoft, Mobily, MTN, New Leaf Service Contracts, State of California DMV, TalkTalk and Telstra. To learn more, visit our website at csgi.com and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Copyright © 2021 CSG Systems International, Inc. and/or its affiliates (“CSG”). All rights reserved. CSG® is a registered trademark of CSG Systems International, Inc. All third-party trademarks, service marks, and/or product names which are referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners, and all rights therein are reserved. Contact Details CSG John Rea +1 210-687-4409 john.rea@csgi.com Company Website https://www.csgi.com

April 13, 2021 06:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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