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Shareholders Ask Goldman Sachs Board to Rein in Chairman/CEO

National Legal & Policy Center

Please visit Goldman Sachs will host its annual meeting in Dallas next Wednesday, April 26, and National Legal and Policy Center will ask its fellow shareholders to vote on a proposal to implement a policy to require the Chairman and CEO positions, currently occupied by David Solomon, to be held by two different executives. The leader of the iconic Wall Street bank has retained both roles since he was elevated to Chairman in January 2019, only three months after he was named CEO. The company has had several stumbles and unforced errors under Solomon’s watch, and NLPC will argue at the shareholder meeting that a separate counterpart as chairman, creating more accountability for the CEO, represents a stronger corporate leadership structure. “David Solomon is yet another ‘woke’ big bank CEO who immerses Goldman Sachs needlessly in political virtue-signaling that later brings disrepute on the company,” said Paul Chesser, director of the Corporate Integrity Project for NLPC. “There are countless examples, but perhaps the biggest sin of this New York City financial icon was to back anti-police Black Lives Matter initiatives, and now ‘Gotham’ has predictably become crime-ridden and less populated. We may see Snake Plissken roaming the streets before long.” In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of its proposal, NLPC highlighted several examples of Solomon’s leadership stumbles, including: placing Goldman Sachs as a member of the Net Zero Banking Alliance and participating in the federal government’s voluntary Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. Net Zero targets are unrealistic, unnecessary and violate fundamental tenets of the scientific method, and related policies have contributed significantly to high energy prices; leading the Company in a joint effort with several other corporations and labor unions to pressure the Trump administration to keep the United States in the non-binding Paris Climate Agreement, which was never ratified by the U.S. Senate, and does not require compliance to similar standards by China and India; signing a statement “opposing ‘any discriminatory legislation’ that makes it harder for people to vote,” in opposition to the Georgia Election Integrity Act, which is now a law that saw no diminished voter turnout in 2022; forcing diversity requirements on its client companies, while internally at the bank African-Americans and women make up 3 percent and 29 percent of senior management roles, respectively; allegedly using his relationships with Goldman Sachs clients to promote his EDM DJ career; reportedly using the company’s private jets for personal travel, despite a policy to limit such use -- going as far as to book seven trips over seven consecutive weekends, according to the New York Post; demonstrating personal conduct that reportedly led to Goldman Sachs reaching a $12-million settlement over its “sexist culture,” with Mr. Solomon allegedly boasting “about his sexual prowess;” forays into retail banking and lending enterprises Marcus and Greensky, which were jettisoned after barely getting started. “Goldman Sachs works its junior bankers an average of 98 hours a week, while Mr. Solomon prioritizes useless Net Zero gambits and promotes his side hustle,” Chesser said. “Really we are going easy on him by asking the board to just make him either Chairman or CEO, but not both.” NLPC has also filed a report with the SEC in support of a shareholder proposal sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, which seeks a congruency report about Goldman Sachs’s China-focused ETFs to assess whether they are aligned with the company’s commitments to support human rights. NLPC also opposes three shareholder proposals that seek adherence to Net Zero priorities and an end to the company’s funding of fossil fuel development. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 Company Website

April 19, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Sekur Private Data, Ltd. (OTCQX: SWISF) (CSE: SKUR) (FRA: GDT0): A Comprehensive Suite of Data Privacy Solutions to Help Individuals and Enterprises Battle Rising Cyber Threats

Sekur Private Data, Ltd.

The global cybersecurity market is witnessing a significant surge in demand as organizations across the world are increasingly recognizing the importance of securing their digital assets, communications, and infrastructure. With the rapid expansion of e-commerce platforms, deployment of cloud solutions, and proliferation of smart devices, the threat landscape has evolved, making cybersecurity a top priority for businesses and governments alike. As a result, the market is projected to experience substantial growth in the coming years. In 2022, the global cybersecurity market was valued at USD 202.72 billion, and it is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.3% from 2023 to 2030. This impressive growth can be attributed to the rising number of cyber-attacks and the increasing adoption of intelligent and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. To combat these evolving threats, organizations are investing heavily in advanced cybersecurity solutions that can detect, mitigate, and minimize the risk of cyber-attacks. Revenue in the cybersecurity market is projected to reach US$162.00 billion in 2023, with the largest segment being Security Services, which is expected to have a market volume of US$85.49 billion in the same year. The global data privacy software market, valued at USD 1.68 billion in 2021, is projected to grow from USD 2.36 billion in 2022 to USD 25.85 billion by 2029, exhibiting a remarkable CAGR of 40.8% during the forecast period. This rapid growth can be attributed to the increasing adoption of advanced technologies, the rise in cyberattacks, and the growing awareness of data privacy solutions across various sectors, including BFSI, IT and telecommunications, retail, government, manufacturing, travel and transportation, healthcare, energy and utilities, and others. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, the need for effective cybersecurity privacy solutions becomes increasingly crucial to protect sensitive information and maintain trust in the digital ecosystem. Enter Sekur Private Data Ltd. (OTCQX: SWISF) (CSE: SKUR) (FRA: GDT0), a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge privacy solutions that safeguard your personal and professional data. In this article, we will delve into the various products and services offered by Sekur Private Data, highlighting their unique features and benefits. Overview: Sekur Private Data Sekur Private Data Ltd. is a leading cybersecurity and internet privacy provider that specializes in Swiss-hosted solutions for secure communications and data management. With a suite of encrypted emails, VPN, encrypted messenger, secure communication tools, secure cloud-based storage, disaster recovery and document management, the company caters to consumers, businesses, and governments worldwide. The company distributes its products through its websites, and, as well as through various approved distributors and telecommunications companies across the globe. One of the key differentiators of Sekur Private Data is its Swiss-based data storage, using its own servers, and no third party hyperscaler big tech provider, such as AWS or Microsoft Azure cloud. All client-user data is stored in Switzerland in a state-of-the-art ISO-certified data center, which has been approved by Swiss banks. This ensures that all information is completely confidential and safely stored under the protection of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (FADP) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Ordinance. These laws offer some of the strongest privacy protection in the world for both individuals and entities. Furthermore, the data centers used by Sekur Private Data are also utilized by Swiss and global banks, United Nations organizations, international corporations, and governmental organizations, ensuring the highest level of security and confidentiality. In addition to the robust Swiss privacy laws, Sekur Private Data employs military-grade security measures to protect user data. This includes physical, network, and proprietary, and non-open-source encryption security, ensuring that all information is held in a safe place and manner. By combining proprietary, non-open source, and military-grade encryption security with Swiss data privacy, Sekur Private Data offers unparalleled protection for its users' sensitive information. The company's product offerings are designed for strategic use by key personnel in large organizations, such as C-Level executives and board members, as well as high net-worth individuals (HNWI) who require heightened privacy and security. This focus on catering to users with sensitive data needs sets Sekur Private Data apart from other cybersecurity providers. Switzerland's stable, prosperous, and high-tech economy further bolsters the company's unique position in the market. The country is ranked as one of the wealthiest in the world per capita and is home to several large multinational corporations. Additionally, Switzerland's economy is considered the most competitive globally, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, and is ranked by the European Union as Europe's most innovative country. Overall, Sekur Private Data offers a unique combination of Swiss-based data storage, military-grade security measures, and a focus on catering to users with heightened privacy and security needs. This, coupled with Switzerland's strong economy and reputation for innovation, makes Sekur Private Data a standout choice for individuals and organizations seeking the ultimate in cybersecurity and privacy protection. SKUR: Products & Services SekurMessenger: Secure Communication at Your Fingertips One of the flagship products of Sekur Private Data is SekurMessenger, a secure messaging platform designed to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your communications. Unlike other popular messaging apps, SekurMessenger does not require users to share their phone numbers or personal information, thereby minimizing the risk of data breaches and identity theft. The platform employs end-to-end encryption, ensuring that only the intended recipients can read the messages. Additionally, SekurMessenger offers self-destructing messages and remote message deletion features, giving users complete control over their communication history. SekurMail: A Safe Haven for Your Emails Emails are an indispensable part of modern-day communication, but they are also vulnerable to hacking and data leaks. Sekur Private Data addresses this issue with SekurMail, a secure email service that prioritizes privacy and data protection. SekurMail uses advanced encryption algorithms to safeguard your emails from prying eyes, while its Swiss-based servers ensure compliance with stringent data protection laws. Furthermore, SekurMail offers a unique "Compose in Sekur" feature, which allows users to send encrypted emails to non-SekurMail users, ensuring that sensitive information remains protected even when communicating with external parties. SekurSuite: A Fortified Storage Solution for Your Files In addition, to secure communication tools, Sekur Private Data also offers a robust file storage solution called SekurDrive. This encrypted cloud storage service allows users to store, share, and access their files securely from any device. With SekurSuite, you can rest assured that your sensitive documents are protected from unauthorized access, thanks to its state-of-the-art encryption technology and strict access controls. Moreover, SekurSuite's Swiss-based servers guarantee compliance with the highest data protection standards, providing an added layer of security for your valuable files. SekurVPN: A Secure and Private VPN Service SekurVPN is a highly private and secure VPN service that was recently launched on April 7, 2023. It offers robust data encryption, no data tracking, no IP address leaks, no DNS leaks, a kill switch, and multi-factor authentication. Unlike most other VPNs, SekurVPN uses its proprietary infrastructure and does not rely on big tech hosting providers. Hosted in Switzerland, it provides users with Swiss IPs, ensuring enhanced privacy and protection from hackers and data miners. Ideal for privacy enthusiasts, e-banking, online shopping, and regular internet usage, SekurVPN guarantees high-speed connections and strong encryption. With a special launch price for the first 5,000 registrants, SekurVPN aims to provide true data privacy and security for individuals and businesses alike. Click HERE to View Sekur’s Investor Presentation Upcoming Product & Service Launches Sekur Private Data is also working on some new and upcoming products & services, which are estimated to be available through next year: SekurPro: A private video conferencing service that includes encrypted calls, emails, and messages for enterprises. SekurPro is estimated to launch during the fourth quarter of 2023. SekurVoice: A service that allows clients to communicate privately in a secure environment. SekurVoice is also slated for a Q3 2023 release. SekurIdentity: An identity theft product that will help clients keep and protect their personal information away from thieves and hackers. This product has an estimated launch of next year. Sekur 2023 Budget and Guidance Sekur Private Data’s management team has announced its finalized budget for the fiscal year 2023. The company has successfully cut nearly 50% of its expenses, amounting to CA$3,200,000 (US$2,360,000), while still expecting an increase in sales. Sekur is ending 2022 with an annualized monthly sales rate of CA$555,000/year (US$410,000/year) and had cash and cash equivalents as of the date of the announcement, of CA$4,050,000 (US$3,000,000) with no debt or convertible debt. The company plans to focus on establishing more B2B relationships and expanding its direct-to-consumer base in 2023, without the need for additional funding. In February 2023, the company announced it had launched SEO marketing efforts. To reduce its Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC), the company has kickstarted optimization and SEO marketing for its Sekur website. The goal is to get the CAC below US$75 by 2023 and further down to US$60 by 2024. Sekur aims to draw in more customers and SMBs to its privacy and security communications platform, all while cutting down on marketing costs, by focusing on targeted digital marketing campaigns and website optimization. Alain Ghiai, CEO of Sekur Private Data stated: "We have lowered our budget for 2023 and are focused heavily on our CAC for this year and moving forward. Our focus on direct marketing is to lower our acquisition cost and we should have more data to share with everyone in the coming weeks and months. Once we achieve US$75 CAC or lower, we plan to accelerate spending on AdWords and digital marketing to increase our subscriber base at a higher rate than we are doing today. Our prime directive is to provide private and secure communications for everyone, and, as we are not connected to any Big Tech platform, we offer a truly independent, private, and secure means of communications without any data mining, through our proprietary technology and our secure servers based in Switzerland. We look forward to continuing to offer true data privacy to all individuals and their businesses and protect their intellectual property, and their privacy, from data miners and malicious hackers." The rapidly evolving digital landscape has made cybersecurity and data privacy essential for businesses and individuals. Sekur Private Data, a Swiss-hosted company, offers advanced privacy solutions, including SekurMessenger, SekurMail, SekurSuite, and SekurVPN. With the cybersecurity market projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.3% until 2030, now is the time to invest in reliable privacy solutions that protect your digital assets. Upcoming products from Sekur Private Data include SekurPro, SekurVoice, and SekurIdentity, providing even more comprehensive protection. Don't wait any longer; safeguard your personal and professional data with Sekur Private Data's cutting-edge products and services today. Disclaimer: Spotlight Growth is compensated, either directly or via a third party, to provide investor relations services for its clients. Spotlight Growth creates exposure for companies through a customized marketing strategy, including design of promotional material, the drafting and editing of press releases and media placement. All information on featured companies is provided by the companies profiled, or is available from public sources. Spotlight Growth and its employees are not a Registered Investment Advisor, Broker Dealer or a member of any association for other research providers in any jurisdiction whatsoever and we are not qualified to give financial advice. 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April 19, 2023 05:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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FEC Complaint Calls Out AOC’s Credit Card Spending Spree

Coolidge Reagan Foundation

[Washington, DC] [April 18, 2023] – Government Ethics watchdog, the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, announced it has filed a formal Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). The Complaint, filed by Dan Backer on behalf of the Foundation, details repeated, blatant violations of federal campaign finance law by AOC and her campaign in concealed how it spent thousands of dollars of campaign funds. Backer and the Coolidge Reagan Foundation have a long history of winning FEC battles, including a $15,000 fine levied against Bernie Sanders’ campaign and an historic 6-figure fine against Hillary for America and the Democratic National Committee for lying about their funding of the Russia hoax. The Complaint filed on Monday states in part, “…On numerous occasions throughout 2022, AOC for Congress reported tens of thousands of dollars of disbursements for card payments and card payment reimbursements to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez herself; American Express; and an entity called “Veyond!,” which appears to have provided virtual reality services and apparently no longer operates under that name. In each case, the reports do not fully disclose the purposes of each payment for which the charge card was used…” The Complaint describes how campaigns are permitted to use charge cards (or reimburse candidates for use of their personal charge cards) for otherwise permissible campaign-related expenses, however, disclosure reports must accurately identify both the recipient of those funds, as well as each of the campaign-related goods and services purchased. “Without disclosing her credit card spending spree, it is impossible to determine if AOC is illegally using campaign funds to pay personal expenses,” explained Dan Backer. “Not only is the public entitled to that information, but without such disclosure, who knows what AOC and her campaign are hiding?” “For someone who harangues former President Trump on what amounts to trumped-up campaign finance allegations, it seems AOC should look in the mirror,” Backer continued. ### Please visit: For more information or to schedule an interview with a CFR spokesperson, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or Contact Details Coolidge Reagan Foundation Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 Company Website

April 18, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Inboxbooster launches with $1m funding round after fixing YCombinator’s email spam problems


Over 3.5 million legitimate emails are sent every second and yet nearly 85% will be destined for spam folders including opt-in emails and even payment notifications. Helping companies address and overcome this challenge, Inboxbooster has launched from stealth today with a $1m pre-seed funding round to help email senders get their comms into the primary inbox of their audience. The funding round includes participation from Y Combinator, and angels Francois Lagunas, Razvan Roman, Julien Lemoine and Ralph Gootee. Built on a dataset of 100 million emails, Inboxbooster detects and fixes email in spam folders. The Inboxbooster resolution test initially confirms the issue by querying spam filters to understand what is wrong with the emails and then build a step-by-step guide such as removing specific words,, changing the form of some URLs or steps to improve a poor domain reputation. The tool also analyzes the delivery infrastructure and offers solutions, this includes evaluating the reputation of the domain and the sending IP while analyzing the content of emails to flag what part of the email is triggering the spam filter. Inboxbooster builds a personalized step-by-step guide to make emails compliant with filter requirements and get it back to the primary inbox. Inboxbooster co-founder Nicolas Toper commented: “In the world of emails, spam is the equivalent of the bottom of the ocean. No one wants their email to end up in spam yet, a good number of those are ending up there and avoiding it can be more difficult than you would think. Inboxbooster accurately tells you why you're in the spam or promotion folder and what to do to move back to the inbox. “Email is the only open communication left and it’s important to preserve this and make it accessible to all. Large companies can deploy expensive consultants and remedy their issues but we are filling a significant gap in the market for others because no other solution fixes the problem in the same way and we’re redressing the competition. And this affects everyone sending emails, not marketers. For example, we fixed the payment notifications for a mortgage provider sending approval notices. This is a real and really painful issue for many”. The Inboxbooster journey began in 2017 when founder Nicolas Toper was experimenting with various opportunities with email. He connected with co-founder Marcus Engene at the Summer 2020 Y Combinator 3-month programme. Whilst testing and building their product, the founders noticed that Y Combinator's popular weekly newsletter on how to build startups was landing in spam and promotion on Gmail. Having applied their model on it, Inboxbooster moved the newsletter back to the primary inbox and improved their click rate by 35%. Inboxbooster detected the words of the email that were sending the email outside of the inbox and improved the subscriber targeting. Today, Inboxbooster already has over 3,000 users. Prior to setting up Inboxbooster, Nicolas Toper founded CritSend where he helped clients successfully send 50 billion emails. While Marcus Engene founded Pond5 - the media marketplace - which was backed by Accel and Stripe and acquired for over $200M. Nicolas Toper added: Looking ahead, we are going to make a deeper dive into how various software connected to email will work in the future and explain what and how the spam AI filter is deciding to do and why”. About Inboxbooster Founded in January 2021, InboxBooster is a deliverability platform built on a dataset of 100 million emails that detects and fixes email in spam folders. The Inboxbooster resolution process confirms the issues by querying spam filters to understand what is wrong with the emails and then diagnoses issues. Inboxbooster builds a personalized step-by-step guide to make emails compliant with filter requirements and get it back to the inbox. Inboxbooster works with email senders, email service providers, marketing platforms to solve deliverability issues across Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc. Founded by Nicolas Toper (former Critsend founder) and Marcus Engene (former Pond5 founder), Inboxbooster has over 2,000 customers including YCombinator, Zengo, and Wizbii among others. For information please visit: Contact Details Inboxbooster Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 Company Website

April 18, 2023 07:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Executive VP & Director of Training Michael Jutt Talks Minuteman As We Celebrate 50 Years of Minuteman Press

Minuteman Press International Inc

As Minuteman Press International celebrates 50 years in business, we are continuing the celebration of our history. Michael Jutt first started with Minuteman Press as a press operator in the original Farmingdale shop in October of 1974, which was the second location that opened after Plainview. At just 19 years-old, Mike was hired by Roy Titus, and the rest is history. When Minuteman Press decided to become a franchise, Mike was promoted to Director of Training; he created the first Minuteman Press training program and became an integral part of the company’s expansion into franchising. Mike remains a huge part of our success today as Minuteman Press International’s Executive VP & Director of Training. How did you first get started with Minuteman Press and the Titus family? Mike Jutt: “I was hired in October of 1974 by Roy Titus. George Holzmacher worked for Roy already and he said I should meet with Roy about a job in Farmingdale. At the time, I was working two jobs, one being in printing, and I wanted to be an attorney. I wasn’t sure I wanted to commute to Farmingdale since I lived and worked in Merrick and was attending Nassau Community College. I went to the Farmingdale shop to meet with Roy. When he arrived, we went outside of the shop, behind the building. Roy and I spoke about what he wanted for the Farmingdale shop, as he was looking to make some changes. He asked me how much I was making. At the time, I was making $110/week at the printing job. Roy offered to match, but I explained the extra gas money and time I’d be spending on the commute. He smiled and then offered me $120/week to get started, and I accepted the offer. That’s how my time with Minuteman Press started, working in the Farmingdale shop that Bob Titus was managing. We worked very hard to get the business up and running, it was fun.” What was it like working in the Farmingdale shop when you first started? Mike Jutt: “I had worked in one other neighborhood quick print shop before Minuteman Press, and I was very impressed my first day of employment when I saw Bob Titus come back to the shop with a marketing assistant. The fact that they were out knocking on doors and direct marketing our printing service was to me very different and unheard of at the time for printers. I asked the other press operator who that was that just walked in, and he said that was Roy’s son Bob. The differences between Minuteman Press and other print shops were a few things. First, I saw that they were actively marketing to build the business. We had a ton of work. Second, the type of equipment that we had – Multi-Graphics equipment – had better capabilities than what other quick printers were using. Third, we also had a huge focus on customer service, shop appearance, and quality work. Another game-changer is when Roy came in one day and handed me a brochure for a new piece of equipment made by 3M, which was a superior plate system to enable multicolor printing. This was the missing piece of what we needed to bring Minuteman Press to the next level. We had the press, we just needed a better plate system that could handle color inks as well as it did black ink. We thoroughly tested the plate system with the press and evaluated the cost. The result was that we now had the perfect package to achieve multicolor printing when other quick printers did mostly single-color or just black. The 3M plate was the ticket.” When Minuteman Press started franchising, what was it like for you creating the first training program? Mike Jutt: “The next major thing that happened was Roy discussing expanding the business and moving into franchising. He promoted the business opportunity and brought interested parties into the Farmingdale location to see what we were doing. The interest was really high from the people that Roy brought in, and years later, Roy told me it was during this time where he really noticed and recognized my abilities as a hardworking young man. At age 20, Roy made me Director of Training, and it was my responsibility to teach the new franchise owners everything about our business.” What do you think are the key reasons for the success of Minuteman Press as the franchise kept growing? Mike Jutt: “I credit the success of Minuteman Press as a franchise to leadership, hard work (long days and long weeks), treating the owners as true partners, caring and supporting our owners, and helping them achieve their success. Roy Titus said you need to treat people like you want to be treated. Roy not only preached it, but he also practiced it, and that was one of the biggest keys of our success as we grew and expanded the company.” What are some of the key aspects of the original training program that remain as core principles today? Mike Jutt: “From the launch of the training department, we have focused and communicated the importance of owners becoming experts in 5 major areas: Customer service Marketing their business Delivering quality products Keeping an incredible top appearance of their business and anything that represents their business Management with an emphasis on financial management Within each of these areas, there is extensive training today covering every detail of what these items actually encompass.” What are some of the key ways that the training program and Minuteman Press have evolved over the years? Mike Jutt: “The biggest areas that we’ve always been at the forefront of are research, development, and technology. Printing technology and enhancements with 3M products in the early days got better and better. With that said, one of the big first big efficiencies was added when our first pricing program was developed. In 1977, a new franchise owner from Dallas, Texas named Cal Baker came to the training program. Cal previously worked for EDS (Electronic Data Systems). He noticed that all of our formulas were mathematically logical and that they could be automated to save hours and hours when pricing jobs. I was intrigued by Mr. Baker’s knowledge and what he was going to do, and after he wrote the software, I told Roy I had to go to Dallas to look at what he created. Roy told me, “Whatever you have to spend to research anything that helps our owners and our company, spend it. If it’s going to help our owners, it’s going to help all of us. So, I went to Dallas and saw that the computer was made by Radio Shack. The original model was called a TRS 80 and it had 16K of memory. The program was stored on a regular cassette and at the time, this was a real game changer. After the trip to Dallas, myself and Dave Scadin enrolled in a programming course offered by Radio Shack and we learned basic programming to enhance and modify what we had. We would never ask our owners to buy equipment such as a computer until we tested it. I contacted the Tandy Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas and convinced them to give us 10 computers as a trial, which we distributed to owners to test at 10 locations. We let the owners test it for 60 days and then they had to either give it back or buy the computer. 100% of the owners purchased the computer and none of us have ever looked back. From that point forward, we continued to invest in software development uniquely written to our policies and production. This protected us from software companies going out of business and gave us long-term advantages that we still benefit from to this day.” Mike continues: “Another key milestone for us was the advent of digital printing. The first Apple Mac computer that came with a printer was released in 1984. Digital printing technology emerged with desktop publishing thanks to companies like Apple, IBM, and HP. For our industry, this was great because we could create various different styles and designs on very economical equipment. It also replaced photo typesetting, which took a lot longer and was a very big investment. We quickly recognized that digital printing would evolve. In the beginning, we also recognized that the two technologies could coexist. Today, approximately 40 years later, that is absolutely what happened. The ability, production, and ease of use of the digital equipment has only made Minuteman Press an even better company. And partnering with our key suppliers Xerox, Konica-Minolta, and Hewlett-Packard has brought us improved productivity and profits.” Is there anything else you’d like to share? Mike Jutt: “Minuteman Press today has evolved to be so much more than what it was when we first started. We have developed and refined systems, policies, procedures, and a company that has a long-standing culture of caring for our owners in 5 countries. And from a personal perspective, with the diversity of products and the need for those products, the opportunity for entrepreneurs is incredible. I personally feel honored to be able to experience the emergence of such a fantastic company, Minuteman Press International.” For more information on Minuteman Press products and services, visit Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 Company Website

April 18, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholders Asked to Vote for Reduced Power for Chairman/CEO of ‘Woke-A-Cola’

National Legal & Policy Center

The annual meeting for The Coca-Cola Company is next Tuesday, April 25, and shareholders will be asked to vote on a proposal that would increase accountability for the company’s Chairman and CEO, James Quincey. National Legal and Policy Center is sponsoring Proposal No. 8 on the company’s proxy statement, which requests the Board of Directors to require the two powerful roles now occupied by Quincey to be split between two individuals. NLPC argues that Quincey has inappropriately engaged the company in multiple divisive political issues that are not in the fiduciary interest of Coca-Cola or its shareholders. As an investor in the company, NLPC has filed a report to the Securities and Exchange Commission that explains its rationale for appointing an equally authoritative counterpart to keep Quincey’s left-leaning political excursions in check. “James Quincey, invoking the name of ‘Coca-Cola,’ has repeatedly weighed in on issues like opposing the Georgia election integrity law and in support of Black Lives Matter, pointing out the alleged racial sins of America,” said Paul Chesser, director of the Corporate Integrity Project for NLPC. “His careless rhetoric only harmed the company’s reputation, since 2022 voter turnout in the Peach State elections was extremely high. Meanwhile, Quincey has highlighted Coca-Cola’s hypocrisy by doing extensive business in China, while saying nothing about the communist government’s genocide and enslavement practices.” In its report to the SEC, NLPC points out several examples of Quincey’s leadership failures, including: entering Coca-Cola in a multi-company effort as co-signer of a letter that opposed plans by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2018 to restore definitions of “sex” to remove the term “identity,” for the purposes of Title IX enforcement of gender discrimination in civil rights law; signing the Company’s name to a 2019 letter in support of the so-called “Equality Act,” which would have added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – which would have squashed almost all other rights and freedoms Americans possess, including speech, association, privacy, and property rights; held mandatory “anti-racist” training in 2021 that instructed employees to try to “be less white,” which included recommendations to “be less oppressive, be less arrogant, be less certain, be less defensive, be less ignorant, be more humble, listen, believe, break with apathy, (and) break with white solidarity;” providing $2.5 million in grants for left-leaning organizations that included $500,000 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, a deeply racist, anti-law enforcement organization that spent millions of dollars in corporate donations to enrich its leaders and their family members, and purchased several multi-million dollar mansions for personal use; engaged Coca-Cola in a multi-company letter-writing campaign to urge a “permanent legislative solution to enable (illegal immigration) ‘Dreamers’ who are currently living, working, and contributing to our communities to continue doing so” – a policy many Americans characterize as “amnesty;” opposed the “Heartbeat Bill” when it passed the Georgia Senate in 2019, signing a letter of objection with other businesses. The bill prohibited abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, with exceptions for cases that involve rape, incest, and saving the life of the mother. NLPC’s report to the SEC also notes that since Quincey immersed Coca-Cola in controversial political issues, the company’s stock performance has lagged behind its chief competitors (like PepsiCo), when he should have been focused on his fiduciary priorities. “Coca-Cola, like almost every company that combines the power of chairman and CEO in one person, claims they do so to maximize returns for shareholders,” Chesser said. “But the opposite is usually the case. The board needs a stronger counterpart to put the kibosh on Mr. Quincey’s political activities.” Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or Please visit Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 Company Website

April 18, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Hop-on announces launch of WEB3 decentralized social media platform Digitalage

Hop-on Inc

Hop-on Inc CEO Peter Michaels joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has launched a new social media platform it says will allow users to tackle misinformation and disinformation. Michaels tells Proactive Digitalage will use advanced deep learning algorithms to offer users pre-built, transparent, and configurable options to filter, mask, or boost specific types of content according to their needs and preferences. The platform will offer mesh networking through mobile apps, allowing users to post without relying on centralized servers or communications networks. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158

April 17, 2023 02:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Sustainable Startup Iced Tea Brand Ryl™ Tea Announces Morgan Wallen as Investor and Brand Ambassador Ahead of Large-Scale Company Expansion

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Ryl™ Tea is pleased to announce Country music star Morgan Wallen has signed on as an investor and brand ambassador in the first iced tea brand to align classic southern iced tea taste with healthy, functional attributes of homemade steeped tea. Wallen felt an organic connection to Ryl™ Tea due to the brand’s nostalgic Southern taste profile – giving Wallen a taste of his East Tennessee roots in a can. “I’ve loved sweet tea since I was a kid,” says Wallen. “I remember drinking it out of a pitcher on a hot summer day in my Mamaw Boots’ kitchen. A good iced tea brings back very happy memories for me, so when I found Ryl™ Tea I knew I had something special that I wanted to share.” After learning more about Ryl’s™ health conscious and sustainable mission statement and tasting iterations of the product ahead of its launch in January, Wallen was on board with plans already underway to develop new products in the coming months. Ryl™ is a zero-sugar iced tea product with no artificial ingredients, filled with their proprietary “ polyphenol technology ”, all while delivering the traditional great taste of sweetened iced tea that is usually filled with loads of sugar or artificial ingredients. “When I’m on tour, I train daily so I can bring everything I have to the stage, so finding Ryl™, an iced tea with no sugar and with no artificial ingredients, has been awesome. I can’t wait to do more with them,” Wallen adds, teasing what’s brewing in the future. Ryl™ Tea is available in major grocery chains across the Northeast, including Wegmans, Shoprite and Whole Foods Market. In its first year, the brand is focused on expanding the product in the continental United States, launching nationwide with Sprouts Farmers Market last month and moving quickly to partner with retailers and distributors who are aligned with bringing clean and functional options to legacy categories like iced tea. Consumers can find Ryl™ Tea nationwide in stores and via Wallen’s investment joins Ryl™’s founder and seasoned beverage industry executive Blodin Ukella; established food & beverage industry director Leigh Feuerstein; and digital marketing executives of Get Engaged Media Cam Fordham, Alex Dermer and Ben Hiott, who will play a key role in keeping Ryl Tea’s community excited and informed within culture. ABOUT THE RYL COMPANY™: Launched in January 2023, The RYL Company™ is a Gen-Z & Millennial non-alcoholic beverage company focused on offering wellness focused products in traditionally indulgence forward beverage occasions. Their first product line is Ryl Tea, the first iced tea product line to bring together the delicious attributes of iced tea with the health benefits of homemade steeped tea. The Ryl Company produces all of their products in 100% recyclable aluminum packaging and uses no artificial ingredients in their products, making them the perfect items for the growing number of health conscious and environmentally responsible Gen-Z and Millennial consumers. Contact Details Full Scope PR Pia Malihi Essential Broadcast Media Ebie McFarland

April 17, 2023 01:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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As He Pretends Anheuser-Busch is an American Company, CEO Brendan Whitworth Fails Leadership Test

National Legal & Policy Center

Anheuser-Busch has finally addressed the controversy that has embroiled the company since April 1 when it centered a Bud Light promotion around transgender “influencer” Dylan Mulvaney. Only problem is, Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth released a statement Friday addressing the issue by not addressing it, accomplishing nothing but to underscore his own helplessness and guaranteeing that the conflagration will continue. Whitworth’s statement asserted that “we never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people.” But nowhere could he even say what the “discussion” is about, as if the topic was too hot to even mention. He doesn’t say it was a mistake for a beer company to promote transgenderism, nor does he defend the ad campaign. It is as if he had to say something if only to quiet his coterie of underlings and PR consultants who were no doubt urging him to say something. He took the faintest stab possible to assuage consumers who might most object to the promotion by saluting “military, first responders, sports fans and hard-working Americans everywhere.” But he could not state the obvious about why all these great people might object to Dylan Mulvaney, namely that men cannot become women, and that it is a folly for anyone, much less a beer company, to advance this lie. Unfortunate for Whitworth, he is handcuffed by the company’s long association with activists who would turn on him as quickly and eagerly as they have accepted his company’s support and money over the years. Anheuser-Busch gets a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign so-called Corporate Equality Index, and the company promotes gender ideology in its internal training programs. Whitworth fails the leadership test. It’s easy to lay claim to effective institutional management when all the choices are good. Real leadership becomes evident, however, when the choices are bad. But maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on poor Whitworth because his authority as CEO is not what is seems. Whitworth, whose actual title is “CEO North American Zone,” proudly reports that Anheuser-Busch was “founded in America’s heartland more than 165 years ago,” but he does not mention that the company was sold to the multinational InBev in 2008. The company is now known as Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV, and is incorporated and headquartered in Belgium. In addition, CEO Michael Doukeris is a Brazilian citizen. According the company’s website, nine of its 12 directors are appointed by something called “Stichting Anheuser-Busch InBev,” which it describes as “a foundation organised under the laws of the Netherlands, which represents an important part of the interests of the Belgian founding families of the Company and the interests of the Brazilian families previously shareholders of AmBev.” So, Whitworth’s real bosses are a group of ultrarich Europeans and South Americans, who will ultimately act in what they perceive to be their own interests, not those of American beer drinkers. These plutocrats attempt to keep the attention off their wealth by buying off the activists who might challenge it. That is why the company panders to, and bankrolls, a host of woke causes worldwide. Like Unilever, another Europe-based multinational whose American subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s plunged it into controversy (when it ended ice cream sales in the disputed territories of Israel), Anheuser-Busch InBev abets social and political causes that undermine the cultural values and economic interests of the consumers they purport to serve. National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) sponsors the Corporate Integrity Project. When Anheuser-Busch was still an independent company, NLPC filed a series of shareholder proposals seeking disclosure of its financial support for political and social activist groups. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 Company Website

April 17, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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