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Onfolio Holdings very happy with decision to fully decentralise

Onfolio Holdings

Onfolio Holdings (NASDAQ:ONFO) CEO Dominic Wells speaks to Proactive about the company's decision to adopt a fully decentralised model for running its portfolio businesses. Wells gives an update on how the transition to the new model has been going and what it means in practical terms - adding that there is no substitute for experience in making a decision of this type. Read more about the decision at https://onfolio.com/operational-update-the-move-to-decentralize/ Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 347-449-0879 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 10, 2023 06:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mental Health Provider Shortage Needs Integrated Approach

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

One of two people who need mental health services don’t get it and more than one in three Americans live in a region where there are not enough mental health providers to serve the population.* The average wait time for a medical doctor’s appointment is up to 26 days, up 24 percent since 2004 and there is a projected shortage of 48,000 primary care physicians in the U.S. by 2034.+ “ At a time when the U.S. faces a severe shortage of mental health providers, many people are also finding it increasingly difficult to get the medical care they need,” said Dr. Michele Nealon, Psy.D., President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. “There is a way for society to address both these problems and that is to integrate the health care system so that primary care and mental health professionals work as a team to treat the whole person more efficiently and effectively,” she said. “We need to take a community-focused, patient-centered, and holistic view approach to mental and physical healthcare,” said Dr. Nealon explained. “Many physical ailments put us at risk for psychological disorders and vice versa, so it makes sense for mental health professionals to work closely with medical doctors to treat the patient when they initially present with symptoms, rather than waiting for a referral later.” “For example, if you have trouble sleeping or your child is experiencing frequent stomach aches, you might turn to your doctor for help. The problem may be physical, yet too often, there are psychological factors such as stress, anxiety or depression that are at play,” Dr. Nealon said. “At The Chicago School, we are always thinking about how to view humans as part of a larger system—how individuals relate to their family, culture and community,” she explained. “That’s why we are dedicated to educating culturally competent psychologists and counselors who get hands-on training in their communities.” The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s seven campuses nationwide educates 6,000 students, 70 percent of whom identify as people of color. *Mental Health America https://mhanational.org/issues/state-mental-health-america +American Academy of Family Physicians https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/wait-times.html About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is proud to be a part of TCS Education System, a nonprofit, integrated system of colleges and universities that works collaboratively to advance student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Contact Details Vivien Hao +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

April 07, 2023 11:59 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Nextech3D.AI’s Toggle 3D announces converting power of CAD to POLY now 10x file reduction

Nextech3D.AI

Nextech3D.AI chief product officer Dasha Vdovina joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has announced that Toggle3D has increased the converting power of its CAD to POLY importer by over 10 times, with the ability to now convert manufacturing files over 1,000mb. Vdovina told Proactive that with these new features, the company can now service much large enterprise clients asking for this solution. The software will now allow clients to use machine learning and computer vision tools to decrease a file by 95%. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 05, 2023 12:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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ARway Corp unveils updated SDK 2.3, adding enhanced AI features

ARway

ARway head of product Shadnam Khan joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has announce the release of ARwayKit SDK Version 2.3. Khan tells Proactive the update enhances the AR experience for users' Video as spatial content in AR, Image Access Points, and Custom Branding Watermarking. Contact Details Proactive Investors Canada +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 05, 2023 12:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Study: Are Digital Content Creators Corporate America’s New Superpower?

MBO Partners

A new study from ​ MBO Partners® reveals that corporate America may be overlooking a growing and significant source of hidden internal talent: digital content creators. According to MBO Partners’ 2023 Creator Economy report, part of its State of Independence research series, independent digital content creators are among the fastest growing self-employment work segment infiltrating the traditional workforce. The study found that almost six out of ten (57%) have content side gigs, along with traditional jobs. However, a stunning 41% said they definitely (15%) or probably (26%) will leave their traditional job and start a business full time in the next 24 months. The MBO Partners study also found that 8.1 million U.S. independent creators earned money in the creator economy in 2022, a 14% increase since 2021. “The creator economy is huge and growing in steadfastness day by day – with a rising majority working in stealth mode in large and mid-sized companies,” said Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners. “In fact, enterprises may be sitting on a gold mine of untapped talent and not even know it. These employees are not only highly creative and fast-moving, but they are entrepreneurial and extremely tech savvy. They have the potential to be an enterprise’s ultimate ally. But to win, employers need to first put out the welcome mat and show independents that they value modern ways of working and specialized skill sets. Next, they need to recreate their workforce models where independents are a critical component of their total talent strategy and teams.” This year’s study showed six key insights about the independent creator workforce, including: Owned media offers WOO (window of opportunity) to make more money. MBO’s data shows that while 73,000 US independent creators (the 1%) report annual income over $1 million, most creators report modest earnings, with the majority (44%) earning $10,000 or less last year as a creator. However, as companies shift their marketing strategies to focus on owned media as more affordable alternatives to paid advertising this year, there will be plenty of lucrative opportunities for creators to make extra money. There’s no “I” in team. About half of all independent creators (48%) report teaming up with other content creators on projects, versus only 23% of independent workers who aren't content creators. Looking forward, 68% of content creators plan to partner with other independent workers over the next year. That means that for companies, you are no longer just hiring a creator, you’ll be hiring a larger set of skills. Black creators are building their entrepreneurial footprint. The study revealed that in terms of ethnic and racial groups, Black Americans are more robustly represented in the creator economy (18%) compared with their U.S. population share overall (13%). As companies look to create more inclusive workplaces, there is an emerging pipeline of black entrepreneurial creative talent that exists. Make no mistake, creators will quickly adapt to ChatGPT. Eighty-seven of creators report being early adopters of technology, so this is an early indication that they are already learning how to embrace the opportunity of ChatGPT. This compares to only 34% of traditional employees and 37% of independent workers as early technology adopters. By tapping into creators, companies can leverage emerging trends and quickly respond to market demands. Digital nomadism is the new manifesto for mental health. While traditional workers are quiet quitting and hush tripping, take a page from the creators whose job burnout and mental health issues have been widely documented. Over eight in ten independent creators (84%) prefer a location-independent lifestyle that allows them to work and travel at the same time. So, it comes as no surprise that almost two-thirds (63%) report they are currently a digital nomad and over 90% report feeling highly satisfied (83%) or satisfied (9%) with their work. At last, a new era of creative renegades has arrived. While only 1 in 10 creators makes more than $100,000 per year, 83% plan to continue as an independent creator (57%) or build a bigger creator business (26%) over the next 2-3 years. Seventy-nine percent report being optimistic about the future. To obtain a copy of the 2023 MBO Partners Creator Economy research report, please visit https://www.mbopartners.com/state-of-independence/creator-economy-report/. About MBO Partners® ​ MBO Partners is a direct sourcing platform that enables enterprises and independents to work efficiently together. Its unmatched experience and industry leadership enable it to operate on the forefront of the independent economy and consistently advance the next way of working. For more information, visit​ ​mbopartners.com. About MBO Partners®​ MBO Partners is a direct sourcing platform that enables enterprises and independents to work efficiently together. Its unmatched experience and industry leadership enable it to operate on the forefront of the independent economy and consistently advance the next way of working. For more information, visit​ ​mbopartners.com​ Contact Details Words For Hire for MBO Partners Karen Swim +1 586-461-2103 karen@wordsforhirellc.com Company Website https://mbopartners.com

April 05, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Vivvix Expands Executive Team with Matt Young, Newly Appointed Chief Commercial Officer

Vivvix

Today, Vivvix, an ad intelligence brand leading in competitive advertising data across digital and traditional media, announces Matt Young as the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Young brings a wealth of experience to his new role and will be critical to the company’s growth following its official launch in January 2023. In his new role as CCO, Young will be responsible for all global revenue, customer success and commercial operations. As he leads revenue growth and directs new business efforts, Young will also ensure the company’s go-to-market approach supports changing customer needs. “As the media landscape continues to evolve, this is an exciting time to join Vivvix,” Young said. “I am confident in the technology we bring to the table, and our ability to provide ad spend insights and key competitor data to help brands, agencies, media companies and adtech platforms optimize their campaign strategies. Vivvix is currently at a high-growth stage in its rapid development, and I am excited my experience can play a contributing part in that level of growth.” Young brings 20 years of experience working in commercial operations, media and technology to his new role with Vivvix. He previously was CRO at Recurrent Ventures and Global Chief Revenue Officer at Motorsport Network. In both positions, he delivered significant increases in revenue year-over-year. Spending a decade within the digital media and adtech industry, Young also ran programmatic businesses within BrightRoll, which merged with Yahoo! and eventually Verizon Media. Not only is he well-seasoned within both the programmatic and adtech industries, Young has valuable experience in mergers and acquisitions as an executive in residence at North Equity. “We give our clients confidence, with a comprehensive understanding of advertising, that allows them to gain a competitive advantage,” said Andrew Feigenson, CEO of Vivvix. “Fueled by his background in technology and digital media, Matt will bring a unique perspective to Vivvix and its clients, as the industry applies advertising intelligence to an increasingly targeted world.” About Vivvix Vivvix delivers winning clarity to brand marketers, advertising agencies, and media owners by providing a greater understanding of their competitive landscape, which empowers clients to effectively invest their advertising budgets and gain market share from their competition. Formed in 2023 by unifying the businesses of Kantar and Numerator, Vivvix offers the most comprehensive advertising intelligence footprint available, including the largest creative library and estimates of advertising market shares across media types. Vivvix is a part of the Kantar Group. For more information about Vivvix, visit http://www.vivvix.com. Contact Details Geanna Diaz vivvix@kitehillpr.com Company Website http://www.vivvix.com

April 05, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Wishpond adds to company technology with the launch of new AI-powered Website Builder

Wishpond Technologies Ltd.

Wishpond Technologies CEO Ali Tajskandar joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has launched another key platform in the form of an AI-powered Website Builder. Tajskandar tells Proactive the Website Builder will make it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to build marketing optimized websites within minutes. This is available within the Propel IQ platform and for a limited time is free. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 04, 2023 12:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ultrack Enters Acquisition Agreement with Successful Medical and Wellness Company

Ultrack Systems, Inc.

McapMediaWire --Ultrack Systems Inc. (OTC: MJLB ), a total fleet-management GPS tracking and monitoring solution provider, is pleased to announce that Ultrack has entered into a formal contractual agreement with Supreme Products to both acquire and market their "Pet Tracker" product which is a wearable GPS device for pets. Notably, Carl Lamonte from Supreme Products will join Ultrack as an Officer of Brand Development Officer Earlier this year Ultrack noted in a release that the Company is actively seeking joint-venture relationships and/or acquisitions within recession proof sectors. Today's announcement is the initial fulfillment of that goal with more planned to come. With years of experience, resources, and relationships within the GPS industry, it makes sense for Ultrack to expand to the developing vertical market of pet tracking hardware and software. Currently, the global pet market is worth roughly $261 billion with the sub "pet care" market coming in at around $79 billion as of 2021. Current forecasters project that the U.S. pet market alone is projected to grow to $325 billion by 2028 with a projected sustained growth of pet ownership up to 14% by 2030. (Source: https://www.hepper.com/pet-industry-statistics-us / ) Ultrack CEO Michael Marsbergen commented: “Pets are big business and Millennials and Gen Z are leading the way for the foreseeable future. We believe that pet ownership and pet care is a recession-proof industry because people are simply not going to give up the things that they truly love, no matter how hard the economy gets hit. I'm delighted that Mr. Carl Lamonte will be joining Ultrack and helping the Company to establish sure footing as a new face and voice for our “Pet Tracker” product." Some of the ways the Company intends to provide a superior device include potential features like: 1. Health monitoring: Monitor a pet's health by tracking their activity levels, heart rate, and other biometric data. This information could be shared with veterinarians or pet owners to identify potential health problems early on. 2. Behavior modification: Modify a pet's behavior by providing real-time feedback on their location and activity level. For example, a device could be set up to alert a pet owner if their dog has strayed too far from home, or if their cat is spending too much time in a certain area. 3. Predictive analytics: Collect data on a pet's behavior and use machine learning algorithms to predict future behavior. This could help pet owners anticipate potential problems and take preventive action. 4. Social media integration: Integration with social media platforms, allowing pet owners to share their pet's location and activity level with friends and family. This could create a community of pet owners who share information and support each other. 5. Virtual fences: Create virtual fences around a pet's home or yard, alerting the pet owner if their pet strays beyond a certain boundary. This could be especially useful for pet owners who live in areas with high levels of traffic or other hazards. Ultrack and Supreme Products are planning a full-orbed marketing plan through multiple strategies including: As technology and AI evolves, the Company will seek for new ways to add more benefits to its line of pet care products. Investors can anticipate updates moving forward regarding details of the development and deployment of the new "Pet Tracker" product. Furthermore, the details of the contract with Supreme Products involves a marketing partnership to bring appropriate exposure to the new Pet Tracker product. These initiatives include but are not limited to: 1. Social media advertising: Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram offer targeted advertising options that allow businesses to reach pet owners directly, especially young pet owners. 2. Influencer marketing: Partnering with influencers in the pet industry can be an effective way to reach a wider audience. 3. Pet store partnerships: Starting with pet stores in Canada and established relationship, the Company believes this strategy will be well-received and well-rewarded. 4. Trade shows and events: The Company is looking ahead to three of the largest North American pet-focused trade shows in which to have a meaningful presence. The Company invites current and future shareholders to check back regularly at our website http://ultrack.ca, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UltrackSolutions and Twitter page: https://twitter.com/ultracki About MJLB: Located in Concord, Ontario, Ultrack Systems Inc., ( www.ultrack.ca ) is a publicly traded company listed on the OTCMARKETS under the MJLB trading symbol. Ultrack Systems Inc., is a provider of GPS tracking solutions. We develop, implement, and distribute electronic monitoring and tracking systems for companies in leasing, transportation, construction, disposal, and many other services driven industries. Our platform includes live tracking, reports, and alerts on a web-based platform. Our mission is to provide the best fleet tracking, reporting systems and our commitment to service. The Company plans to launch a new ELD product in 2023 in partnership with major corporations that will take the trucking industry by storm. Safe Harbor Statement: This Press Release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company has tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements using words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "potential" and similar expressions. These statements reflect the Company's current beliefs and are based upon information currently available to it. Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or advise in the event of any change, addition or alteration to the information catered in this Press Release, including such forward-looking statements. Michael Stephen Marsbergen Ultrack Sytems Inc. +1 800-893-9506 sales@ultrack.ca Visit us on social media: Facebook Twitter Contact Details Ultrack Sytems Inc. sales@ultrack.ca Company Website http://ultrack.ca/

April 04, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Girls Inc. to Honor Philadelphia-area Leaders at Annual Celebration of Strong, Smart, and Bold Girls

Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ

Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey announced it will honor three Philadelphia-area leaders at the 21 st annual “Strong, Smart, and Bold Celebration” event at the Loews Hotel on Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. The honorees include Niki Hawkins, the Vice President of Community Engagement for 6ABC, and Alyssa Cherkin, the Senior Manager of Corporate Citizenship for Deloitte. Girls Inc. will also recognize Rob Almond as the 2023 Corporate Champion for Girls. Based in South Jersey, Almond is the CEO of NEST, the pioneer of integrated facilities management. “Our nonprofit is able to make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of girls in the Philadelphia area thanks to hundreds of volunteers and leaders like Niki, Alyssa, and Rob,” said Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey’s Executive Director, Dena Herrin. “We’re looking forward to celebrating with our community and recognizing our region’s Strong, Smart, and Bold girls.” Alyssa Cherkin leads the Corporate Citizenship strategy for Deloitte’s Greater Philadelphia practice, shaping the firm’s commitment to advance equity through a focus on education and workforce development. She works with the nonprofit community to connect Deloitte’s resources and 1,900 local professionals with opportunities for volunteerism, pro bono projects, intentional programming, board service, and financial investments. Alyssa is the architect and national lead of Deloitte Academy, the firm’s signature mentoring program that helps to advance equity by connecting Deloitte professionals with high school students who aspire to attend college but may be unfamiliar with the critical skills or the pathways to success. Niki Hawkins is Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships for WPVI-TV. She proudly represents the 6abc brand, and its parent company The Walt Disney Company, in the greater Philadelphia area. She builds strategic partnerships with nonprofits, secures new linear and digital content, and coordinates various Walt Disney Company Corporate Responsibility campaigns and significant philanthropic giving to resonate within the Philadelphia market. Known for its philanthropic endeavors since it was founded in 1994, NEST established a charitable arm of the company in 2020 under Almond’s leadership. NEST Nurtures has supported over 100 charities in three years, including a partnership with Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey. The two organizations help organize the annual “Mentoring young Women In Construction” (MyWIC) summer camp, where girls obtain real-life experience in the skilled trades industries. To attend the 21 st annual “Strong, Smart, & Bold Celebration” at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m., or to donate to Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, visit https://girlsincpa-nj.org/events/. About Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey has been serving girls and young women in the Greater Philadelphia region since 1961, originally as Teen Aid. In collaboration with schools, community partners, the juvenile justice system, shelters, corporations, and approximately 300 volunteers, we provide programs for thousands of girls and young women in the Philadelphia region’s most under-resourced communities each year. Our holistic approach recognizes that empowering girls to be successful, independent women requires that they have the tools to make healthy decisions about their bodies, receive academic enrichment, are exposed to mentors who work in a broad range of careers, have strategies to deal with bullying and violence, and parents/caregivers engaged in their success. About Girls Inc. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. We work with schools and in communities to provide the mentoring relationships, safe spaces, and evidence-based programming that are proven to help girls succeed. Girls build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead change in their lives and effect change in the world. Girls Inc. also works with and for girls to advance legislation and policies that increase opportunities for all girls. Together with partners and supporters, we are building a new generation of leaders. Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://girlsincpa-nj.org/

April 04, 2023 08:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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