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100 Additional Small Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color in Oakland to Each Receive a $10,000 Grant from Comcast RISE, Bringing the Total Oakland Investment to $2 Million

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Comcast today announced it will award an additional $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, in Oakland, bringing the total to $2 million to date. These recipients are part of the more than 9,500 entrepreneurs nationwide who have been selected as Comcast RISE awardees since November 2020. Oakland was one of five cities, including Chicago, Miami, Oakland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., that was selected to award a $10,000 grant to 100 local businesses from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, for a total of $5 million across 500 businesses, bringing the amount awarded nationwide to $21 million to date. Through Comcast RISE, the company also announced it will support 13,000 small businesses, owned by people of color and women, with monetary grants; a TV campaign, production of a TV commercial or consulting services from Effectv; or computer equipment, internet, voice, or cybersecurity from Comcast Business by the end of 2022. “We started our tamales business as a street food vendor in the Mission and eventually opened our storefront. Nice months ago, we relocated to a busier location in the Swan’s Market, which was an expensive move,” said Reyna Maldonado, co-owner of La Guerrera’s Kitchen, a family affair run with her mom. “Thanks to the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, we’ll be able to re-invest the funds back into our business.” In addition, Comcast RISE invests in ongoing mentorship and resources to help businesses succeed in the long run. The program has partnered with Ureeka, an online platform for entrepreneurs, to provide grant recipients with business coaching to help build skills in company foundation, growing customers and financial stability. All Comcast RISE recipients will also have a specialized online networking community within Ureeka with access to educational resources, sources of capital, and vetted experts such as U.S. Black Chambers, National Asian Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Walker’s Legacy and Operation Hope. Comcast RISE was formed in late 2020 to give small businesses owned by people of color the grants needed to not just survive, but thrive. From bakeries and barber shops to childcare centers and cleaning services, Comcast RISE has supported a variety of businesses, diversifying our local economies in more ways than one. There are more than 9,500 recipients from 704 cities across 37 states within the program. In November 2021, Comcast RISE announced a major expansion to all women-owned businesses nationwide. “It has been gratifying to see over 600 diverse California businesses across all industries and experiences benefiting from the Comcast RISE program,” said David Tashjian, Senior Vice President of Comcast for the California Region. “We want small businesses owned by women and people of color to continue to grow and thrive, overcoming the challenges of the current economy.” All eligible applicants will receive a monthly Comcast RISE newsletter with educational content, and all small business owners can visit the Comcast RISE destination on the X1 platform featuring aggregated small business news, tips, insights, and more. Just say “Comcast RISE” into the X1 voice remote. Comcast RISE is part of Project UP, the company’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities. More information and the applications to apply for either the grant program or marketing and technology services are available at www.ComcastRISE.com. With today’s announcement, the following 100 selected businesses in Oakland will each receive a $10,000 grant: 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 connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. 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, visit www.business.comcast.com or 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 California Adriana Arvizo +1 925-200-1919 Adriana_Arvizo@comcast.com

November 22, 2022 10:57 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Breaking the Stigma Around Obesity and Weight Loss Medication

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There is a long history of stigma surrounding obesity and weight loss medications. When diet and exercise don’t lead to effective weight loss, sometimes it’s our biology that’s holding us back. Recently, Dr. Rekha Kumar, Head of Medical Affairs at Found, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about personalized weight loss and its benefits. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/qUhnxU91uPY Science shows that our biology can dictate up to 70% of weight gain, loss, and maintenance — yet the weight loss industry still reduces a person’s success to diet, exercise, and willpower. A variety of biological factors like genetics, hormones, metabolic rate and others contribute to our body’s “setpoint weight,” which is a certain weight that your body favors that is usually at the higher end of the scale. Your body wants to stay at this weight and fights hard to keep you there, and will even lower your metabolism or amp up your hunger signals to get back to your set point weight. Blaming obesity on a lack of willpower can take a psychological toll, causing people to feel shame, guilt, frustration or judgment, and fail to address biology as the core issue. Why Prescription Medication for Weight Loss? Obesity is a complicated disease that affects 40% of the US population, and it takes a personalized approach to each individual’s biology to treat it. Prescription medication can help people lose weight by fighting against their biology. Some medications work by suppressing appetite, and others work by curbing cravings. Weight loss medications have different mechanisms, and a doctor will have to evaluate if you're a good candidate for any of them. Not every medication is right for every person, and it’s common that if one doesn't work, a clinician might recommend trying a different medication. Historically, clinical care pathways for obesity management have only been available for patients at premiere academic medical centers, and typically have long wait lists. The Found’s program addresses a clear gap in access to weight care: Today, more than 40% of Americans have obesity, and yet only 1% of physicians specialize in obesity medicine. The medications Found offers are supported by clinical evidence to be highly effective and safe for helping aid with weight loss. Found has seen that members receiving medication plus behavior change support on the Found program have lost at least 13% more weight, and in some cases up to 229% more weight, than people receiving the same medication in clinical studies. Found is the largest online weight care clinic in the country, helping more than 160,000 Americans with their weight loss journey to-date. Found offers 13 different medications that can be combined to create more than 60 different possible treatment paths, available through their Prescription Program, each uniquely paired to address a person's biological and medical history. Found’s wide toolkit of medications fundamentally helps to serve a broader audience than others in the space. The Practice of Responsible Prescribing Found-affiliated providers are trained in the Found treatment protocol, which looks at various factors to determine the medication that will be safest and most effective for a member’s individual needs.Found-affiliated practitioners prescribe both FDA-approved branded anti-obesity medications as well as off-label generic combinations when determined safe by the treating clinician. The medications prescribed are the same medications that are offered in premiere academic medical centers.Treatment through the Found platform expands access to obesity treatment by bypassing long waitlists for appointments and copays for visits at in-person clinics. Found-affiliated medical providers are expected to always provide treatment and care that is in the best interest of their patients. For more information on Found’s weight care program, please visit joinfound.com Bio for Dr. Rekha Kumar, M.D., M.S. Dr. Rekha Kumar is recognized as an international leader in the field of Obesity Medicine. She is Head of Medical Affairs at weight care platform Found, as well as a practicing endocrinologist at an academic medical center in New York City. She also served as the former medical director of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Kumar has lectured internationally on the topic of the medical assessment and treatment of obesity. She has published several papers and textbook chapters in her field and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Obesity. She is frequently quoted in the media on topics ranging from the diabetes epidemic in the United States to discussing fad diets, exercise trends, and the complications of Covid-19 in patients with obesity. Dr. Kumar’s areas of expertise include the clinical assessment of patients with obesity and metabolic syndrome, the effect of obesity on reproductive health and fertility, and thyroid disease. Dr. Kumar completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University then received her master’s degree in Physiology from Georgetown University. She continued on to receive her M.D. from New York Medical College and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kumar obtained her clinical fellowship in the combined Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism program at the Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Kumar has traveled abroad to India, China, and Tanzania to understand the scope of metabolic disease globally. She serves on the board of advisors of the Duke Global Health Institute. Dr. Kumar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, and Obesity Medicine. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 22, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Plant-Based Holiday Meals

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In recent years, plant-based milk alternatives like oatmilk have become incredibly popular, progressing from small coffee shops to the shelves of the largest supermarkets in the country. You may be surprised to learn that oatmilk has a variety of uses beyond your morning cup of coffee – including taking the place of traditional dairy in some of your most beloved recipes. Recently, Registered Dietician and Nutrition Expert, Mia Syn teamed up with Oatly to discuss the benefits of oatmilk and how to incorporate it into your favorite recipes during the holiday season. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/HhFWuhFS9CM Whether you’re dairy-free, vegan, or simply looking to switch things up, oatmilk is a versatile and nutritious option with plenty of benefits. Derived from plant-based ingredients, meaning its free from any animal-based byproducts, oatmilk provides a number of nutrients, including fiber and vitamin B12. Oatmilk is a great option for those with dietary restrictions, such as lactose intolerance or nut allergies. In general, oatmilk is also better for the climate when compared to dairy milk. The go-to for Mia is always Oatly. The world’s original and largest oatmilk company, Oatly offers a large array of products, from oatmilks to frozen desserts, that can be enjoyed individually or incorporated into some of your favorite recipes. Mia shared some great recipes you can try at home, created by Chef Amanda Cohen, owner of Dirt Candy, an award-winning, Michelin-starred vegetable restaurant in New York City. To accompany your next holiday dinner? Roasted Carrots with an Oatgurt Dressing. A simple and easy way to brighten up a classic side dish, it starts with a cup of plain Oatly Oatgurt mixed with different herbs, spices and olive oil. And for dessert? A deliciously fun twist on classic pumpkin pie, Pumpkin Pie Oat Bars made with Full Fat Oatly Oatmilk. If you’re looking for more, Oatly recently released an entire YouTube series dedicated to finding out if different time-honored recipes could withstand the challenge of swapping in oatmilk in place of dairy called Will It Swap? To watch Oatly’s Will It Swap? series, or for more recipe inspiration, visit Oatly.com. About Mia Syn: Mia Syn, MS, RDN is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and founder of Nutrition By Mia, a popular online wellness destination frequented by millions of readers around the globe. She holds a Master of Science in human nutrition from Columbia University and has been featured by dozens of major media outlets including Women's Health Magazine, Cosmopolitan and SHAPE. As one of the most recognized and trusted young nutritionists in the country, she has helped hundreds of her clients and millions of her readers lose weight, improve their health and develop better sustainable eating habits for life. About Oatly: We are the world’s original and largest oat drink company. For over 25 years, we have exclusively focused on developing expertise around oats: a global power crop with inherent properties suited for sustainability and human health. Our commitment to oats has resulted in core technical advancements that enabled us to unlock the breadth of the dairy portfolio, including alternatives to milks, ice cream, yogurt, cooking creams, and spreads. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, the Oatly brand is available in more than 20 countries globally. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 22, 2022 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Realtors® Reveal Latest Market Insights and Trends Heading into 2023

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/-MsWssY_fMs Buying or selling a home is among the greatest financial decisions an individual or family will ever make. Today’s U.S. housing market is challenging because of high interest rates and low inventory. As housing values remain relatively stable through all of this, there is still an appetite for homeownership in America. With this competitive and ever-changing marketplace, sellers and buyers should use a Realtor ® to help find the right home and negotiate terms of sale. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors ®: Eighty-eight percent of buyers used an agent to help purchase a home. Sellers also turned to professionals to price their home competitively, help market the home to potential buyers, sell within a specific timeframe, and fix up the home for sale. Ninety percent of sellers used an agent to sell their home. A real estate agent provides essential guidance as consumers navigate the legal, financial and community aspects of a purchase, including everything from determining property value to negotiating the price. To learn more about Realtors® and to find a real estate agent visit realtor.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 21, 2022 06:32 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Synchrony “Lifetime of Healthcare Costs” Study Indicates People Underestimate Cost of Care Significantly

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Click to view video featuring Jean Chatzky: https://youtu.be/-nGhkeAo0G8 Are You Saving Enough for Future Healthcare Expenses? New research from Synchrony’s “Lifetime of Healthcare Costs” Study reveals the average individual insured Americans cost of out-of-pocket healthcare costs from age 18 to the average life expectancy of age 79. Many of us save for significant costs, such as a home mortgage, a new car, or college tuitions. But when it comes to our own health – which should be the most important thing to take care of – we don’t take under consideration how much we pay annually outside of what is covered by insurance. Jean Chatzky conducted a nationwide media tour in partnership with Synchrony to provide real world advice and steps to help bridge the clear gap between people’s perceptions and the reality of the costs of healthcare today. During radio and TV interviews across the country, Jean Chatzky discussed: What the recent survey said about the cost of healthcare Surprising results from the survey Why it is so important for Americans to understand these out-of-pocket healthcare costs Valuable resources people can use to help manage these costs For more information visit: carecredit.com/lifetime-study/ Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 21, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Ron DeSantis Leading in 2024 Polls Following Significant Efforts by Ready for Ron

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Ready for Ron, the only credible independent group working to Draft Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run for President, celebrated nearly six months of work that contributed to Governor DeSantis’s growing lead in several polls in key states – and will continue it’s successful DRAFT efforts. The advertising efforts, phone calls, petition, and grassroots campaign are helping generate significant lead s in Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida, and Georgia. Ready for Ron launched an advertising and grassroots mobilization effort in late May to help convince Ron DeSantis he has the support to win the Presidency in 2024. The PAC also filed a formal request (and later a lawsuit against) the Federal Election Commission to protect its right to share its supporter list with the candidate if he runs. Ready for Ron’s research by Impact Social which analyzes the online and social media discussion concerning Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump among swing voters shows Trump has lost most of the support among swing voters, and DeSantis is embraced by independents. The research (from more than 40,000 swing voters – likely the world’s largest focus group) also supports other polling that shows voters are favorably responding to the Ready for Ron call for him to run for President. In an op-ed entitled, “Even if Trump Could Win in 2024, Why Bother” conservative donor and free speech activist Shaun McCutcheon wrote, “Once you lose swing voters, it’s extremely difficult to get them back. Doing so isn’t impossible, especially for a man of such unique political prowess, but is it worth the time, money, and effort?” “If Election 2022 proved anything, it’s that DeSantis is the complete package: He is a true leader, seeing out the day-to-day roles and responsibilities that political leadership demands in good times and bad. DeSantis sticks to his principles — real, patriotic, American principles that don’t turn with the tide — but not at the expense of public service. DeSantis is not just a politician with savvy instincts; he is a public servant through and through,” wrote Ready for Ron Chief Political Strategist Ed Rollins in a November 10th op-ed in FoxNews.com. “DeSantis is not about ego or media hype; he is about results. That’s why Americans are ready for Ron to win the White House next.” Bob Carey, the leader of Veterans Ready for Ron, who led the effort to get petition signatures on Election Day stated, “Governor DeSantis knows how to rebuild and restore our military because he’s been part of it. He knows how to take care of our veterans because he is one. This veteran, and many more to follow, is proud to be part of these recruitment efforts. He is appealing to a broad cross-section of the electorate.” The leader of Students Ready for Ron, Dylan Dean said, “My generation is Ready for Ron to continue defending freedom and liberty - just as he has done in Florida – but on the national stage. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeSantis refused to kowtow to the radical Left, keeping the Sunshine State open for business and rejecting the impulse to impose onerous mask and vaccine mandates on citizens of the state. It revealed true bravery and respect for liberty, and that's why so many students like me are supporting him now.” “There is zero doubt that the efforts we are undertaking at Ready for Ron are making a difference, stated Gabriel Llanes, Ready for Ron Executive Director. “People have taken note of that leadership. Competence and professionalism shine through. And they will keep shining through in the years to come. Leading up to 2024, the only viable path for Republicans to win back the White House begins and ends with DeSantis – and we will continue to make this case to voters.” “We will continue fighting for everyone’s rights. We will continue fighting back against those at the FEC seeking to deny your freedoms. And we will continue fighting to draft Ron DeSantis, beat Joe Biden in 2024, and save America,” stated Dan Backer, legal counsel to Ready for Ron who filed the lawsuit against the FEC. “The polling proves our efforts are working, Americans are ready for Ron, and nothing will stand in their way — especially not the FEC.” Ready for Ron continues its TV and online advertising efforts to engage Americans to sign the petition at ReadyForRon.com to Draft Ron DeSantis to run in 2024. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with a ‘Ready for Ron’ spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or dan@readyforron.com. Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 dan@readyforron.com Company Website https://www.readyforron.com/

November 21, 2022 01:57 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Why You Should Get a Digital Vehicle Inspection From Your Auto Repair Shop

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A digital vehicle inspection (DVI) is the perfect upgrade to an old process. DVIs hold shops accountable to the motorist through transparency and identify trends in wear and tear. Though not offered by all auto repair shops, DVIs can give you a true bill of health for your vehicle without you having to foot the bill for unnecessary repairs. What Is a Digital Vehicle Inspection and How Does It Work? A DVI is typically done with a tablet that performs a 35-70 point check. This multipoint check includes media and plainly worded information about your car's health. After all of this is recorded, the information is stored digitally and delivered to you and the auto repair shop’s database. DVIs allow technicians to get granular with highly detailed information. During the inspection, each section is broken into a color coding system of green, yellow and red. Green — Good to go Yellow — Needs repair or maintenance soon Red — Needs action now Advantages of Digital Vehicle Inspections A DVI is a superior option to its paper counterpart in many ways. Here are five of those advantages. You See What the Tech Sees One of the strongest cases for getting a DVI is transparency because you see what techs see. DVIs allow you to have an intangible living document that you can store and share without the risk of it getting lost. Where service advisors once had to explain a problem that a motorist may not understand, DVIs allow you to be educated while saving you time and possibly money. In the past, you would have to set aside time to talk to your service advisor and make choices based on a verbal assessment, but a DVI with photo, video and audio aspects will help you make educated choices. Another perk of a DVI is that you can engage with your service provider on your time by leaving comments and questions within the document itself. When you can understand a detailed assessment of your inspection results in an organized format, you can take the guesswork out of what you need to have done. Less Paperwork Less paperwork means less loss. The footprint that a DVI creates is physically minute but won’t be easily lost. Finding your inspection can be as easy as searching for the email. The other benefit of going paperless and getting a DVI is that there is rarely actionable information on traditional inspections. The lack of clarity on a regular inspection sheet isn’t easily read or presented in simple terms like a DVI is. Audio/Visual Insights With the augmented use of media, technicians can easily go through the DVI process and capture the problems at their source. By finding and explaining what problems are happening, you’ll end up spending less time getting clarification and less money because you won’t end up paying for things you don’t need. Ease of Inspections Because DVIs allow a technician to quickly walk through each step, monotonous tasks are removed. Things a tech would have previously had to write out are replaced by typed notes, photos, videos and sometimes audio. Quicker Repairs With all of the benefits combined, a DVI means quicker repairs at the right time for the right things. With this top-down look at your vehicle's health, you'll know your vehicle's problem areas before they become a bigger problem. Get a Bill of Health for Your Vehicle Just like a doctor's visit, the first action is always checking the vital signs, independent of what the actual concern is. The DVI accomplishes exactly that for your vehicle. Creating a bill of health using simple-to-understand terms and augmented with images and videos gives you a complete overview and allows for budgeting and deferred maintenance without risking the vehicle's health being compromised. For that reason, DVIs are often called Digital Vehicle Health Inspections or Digital Auto Checkups. It’s Time to Go Digital Even if you want a hard copy, going paperless with a DVI is harmless — the results can always be printed. Just like a person goes to the doctor for a yearly physical, a DVI will give you the best picture of the health of your vehicle. AutoTechIQ empowers car owners to be confident about the money spent on their vehicles at certified shops. Contact Details AutoTech IQ AutoTech IQ +1 866-678-8505 support@AutoTechIQ.com Company Website https://www.autotechiq.com/

November 21, 2022 01:53 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Nas Daily Joins Leading Creator Economy Agency Narrative as Advising Partner

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Narrative Group (“Narrative”), an industry-leading creator economy agency, today announced that Nuseir Yassin (“Nas Daily”) is joining as an advising partner. Yassin will serve as a key member of Narrative’s leadership team, bringing deep content creation expertise and a focus on guiding and mentoring fellow content creators. This addition follows a record-breaking year for the agency, which grew its client base by +150% in the US and expanded its services to Europe, adding clients from France, Germany, and the UK. Yasin will work closely with Narrative’s founder and CEO Regev Gur to support the growth of the company and its global network of social media influencers and content creators. "Nuseir is a pioneer and a visionary. We are thrilled to welcome him to Narrative,” said Gur. “His skills, experience, and reach are a tremendous asset to our firm. With him on board, we are delivering an added layer of creativity and expanding our clients’ access to a growing number of leading content creators.” In 2016, Nuseir Yassin decided to leave a rewarding high-tech job and travel around the world, during which he launched Nas Daily, a vlog on Facebook where he documented his adventures. By conveying messages of love and understanding in his daily videos, he quickly became an influencer with more than 3.8 million Instagram followers and 10 million YouTube subscribers. "I have known Regev for some time, and have been extremely impressed with the work and explosive growth at Narrative,” said Yassin. “I am proud to join the firm as a partner and an advisor. Narrative is among the quickest to spot new industry trends and we share the passion for quality content. I look forward to joining Regev and the team to support the company’s growth and provide great service to our clients.” The creator economy is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion and is in constant growth. In just five years, the market grew from 1.7 billion dollars annually in 2016 to 9.7 billion dollars in 2020. Narrative is a leading influencer marketing company based in New York City, New York. Founded by Regev Gur in 2018, the company manages mega marketing campaigns for global technology firms. With a focus on strategic influencer programs, Narrative serves clients across 40 countries around the world including big tech companies like Google and Meta (formerly Facebook). To learn more about Narrative, visit www.narrativegroup.co/ Contact Details For media inquiries contact shir@narrativegroup.co

November 18, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Minuteman Press Franchisees Dawn and Dean Seifert Celebrate 15 Years in Youngstown, Ohio

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Dawn and Dean Seifert, owners of two Minuteman Press franchises in Youngstown and Warren, Ohio, are celebrating 15 years in business for their Youngstown location, which opened in May 2007. Minuteman Press in Youngstown is located at 3200 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44505. In January 2020, Dawn and Dean purchased Minuteman Press in Warren located at 2460 Elm Road NE, Unit 500, Warren, OH 44483. Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Dean grew up in a family-owned print shop while Dawn worked in banking. They decided to own a business “to set our own destiny,” says Dawn. When asked about their success and longevity over the past 15 years, Dean says, “There are 4 keys to our business: Being able to have two of our four children work with us in the family business. Our customer service – we never tell a client that something can’t be done. We update our equipment when needed to make sure we operate efficiently. Following the Minuteman Press franchise system and marketing to our clients and community.” Dawn adds the following insights on how they have successfully marketed the business. She says, “There are 4 primary ways we have grown our business: Getting involved in the community and sponsoring various local events. Visiting our clients on a regular basis. Providing customers with our branded promotional items. Utilizing email marketing campaigns.” For Dawn and Dean, their high-demand products from clients include “custom printed brochures, branded promotional products, and full-scale direct mail marketing campaigns that include graphic design, printing, and mailing.” Dean says, “People still like to have something to hold onto and printing is the perfect way to put your brand in their hands and make a lasting impression.” Today, the local business community is looking bright. Dean shares, “We are excited to be part of a community along Liberty’s Belmont Avenue Business Corridor, which is the Mahoning Valley’s home base for many family-owned businesses. We are local businesses supporting each other and our customers. One of the biggest rewards of owning this business is building real relationships with our clients and having them become part of our family.” As part of the Minuteman Press franchise system for 15 years, Dawn and Dean share their three key benefits of franchising: “The corporate and local regional offices are always just a phone call away. The training was perfect for us and laid the foundation for how we operate our business. The Minuteman Press FLEX software helps us manage our business – it is easy to learn and operate/maintain.” As for what advice they would give to other businesses owners right now, Dean says, “Don’t try to do everything yourself. Also, treat your employees right and share your growth with them.” For more information about Minuteman Press in Youngstown, Ohio, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/youngstown/ For more information about Minuteman Press in Warren, Ohio, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/warren/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and to see Minuteman Press franchise reviews, visit https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

November 17, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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