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Walk West Names Brian Phillips as Creative Director

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Walk West, a full-service marketing and branding agency located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is excited to announce Brian Phillips as Vice President, Creative Director. Brian will lead the agency’s creative team in bringing clients’ strategic visions to life, from ideation to execution. Brian brings over 15 years of creative and art direction experience working with pharmaceutical, technology, and consumer brands. Known for being a champion of compelling ideas and simple, elegant art direction, Brian’s creative philosophy is ideal for today’s noisy communications environment. “I believe that a great idea can live on its own without unnecessary filigree and ornamental type. I believe in the old school, a school where ‘that’s been done before’ never existed,” said Brian. “I’m excited to join the talented Walk West team and be a part of a culture that champions diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.” With this latest addition, Walk West continues to build a team focused on driving results for clients. “The real value any agency can provide to its clients is identifying and hiring talented individuals with diversified perspectives and experiences. These individuals combined are those who understand the ever-changing market and see the opportunities that exist to help guide clients to solutions from every angle,” said Abha Bowers, Senior Vice President, Walk West. “We’ve done just that with the addition of Brian to our team, which is a demonstration of our commitment to our client’s growth and success.” About Walk West Driven by curiosity and innovation, Walk West is a full-service, marketing and branding agency located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our diverse team of marketing professionals combines creative thinking and expert knowledge to build brands through memorable, effective campaigns. To learn more visit, www.walkwest.com. For media inquiries, reach out to pr@walkwest.com. Contact Details Walk West pr@walkwest.com Company Website https://walkwest.com/

January 26, 2022 03:20 PM Eastern Standard Time

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REPX appoints Ian Clowes as CEO

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Clowes brings over 25 years of executive and board experience in the fintech, financial services, and payments industry. REPX’s race to the top of the fintech world continues with a very high-profile entry at its top. The fintech, through products and a series of technologically advanced applications – all based on registered patents – and an innovative business model, allows sports clubs, entertainment and sports stars, celebrities, influencers, brands and cities with high tourist appeal to have their own personalized prepaid card. Along with a special App that allows them to connect with their followers, this innovative product boasts a significant potential increase in fan engagement. Reaching its target of nearly half a billion fans in soccer and Esports, REPX has already signed partnerships with 15 top football clubs of international relevance. As proof of a winning dynamism on the product front but also of the management team, the company has announced in recent days another excellent entry in its top management, entrusting Ian Clowes with the post of CEO. Clowes brings over 25 years of executive and board experience in the fintech, financial services, and payments industry. He is also a seasoned entrepreneur and has an impressive track record of launching and building successful businesses in the fintech space. His career has included roles such as Group payments director of Abbey Bank (now Santander), director of Unisys and CEO of an investor-backed, high-growth digital payments and banking platform Fintech. He earned his MBA from Warwick University. “I am thrilled to be joining REPX at the start of their amazing journey and looking forward to building a transformational business with this prestigious board to bring social commerce to billions of sports and celebrity fans worldwide” – said Clowes. “Repx already has an envious roster of premiere sports teams and global brands as clients and is uniquely positioned to provide banking services and exciting new fintech products to the sports and entertainment world. Building on the recent launches of AS Roma and AC Milan, its rich client base of global brands gives access to over 500m fans worldwide and is a true industry disruptor”. Clowes is an influential player within the payments and fintech industry, having served on numerous industry associations and regulatory bodies including the Payments Association (PA), APACS Council, BACS and the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company. He is currently serving as Chairman for the boards of Paynetics UK (a card issuer and payment service provider) and Swiipr (a mobile wallet platform in the travel space). Prior to REPX, Clowes was the CEO of Payment Cloud Technologies (PCT), a B2B digital banking and payments platform that he founded in 2008 and merged with Tuxedo Money Solutions to form the Omnio group in 2019. Francesco de Leo, a founder and senior board member at REPX, commented: “We are proud to announce that The Repx is on the move to make 2022 a memorable year under the stewardship of Ian Clowes, our new CEO. We are confident that with this highly qualified addition to our executive team, we are now ready to fast forward the blitz-scaling of REPX across Europe. The financial service industry is currently facing an unprecedented process of creative disruption, with not so much room left for those players that are not capable, nor willing to embrace tech-enabled innovation. We operate in a hyper-competitive market space where talent and brainpower make all the difference. REPX is moving on to further enlarge its talent pool to sharpen the future of the fintech world. Speed of action is key to stay ahead of the game: I like to thank our best-in-class board of directors and the founder, Alfredo Maria Villa, for their un-relentless support”. About REPX REPX is a fintech revolutionizing traditional banking by combining technology and the passion of billions of fans worldwide with Social Media. REPX allows sports teams, celebrities, influencers, brands and iconic cities to innovatively connect with fanbases through exclusive co-branded prepaid cards, debit cards and digital products. REPX’s portfolio of partners and brands creates maximum engagement of the social generation through electronic payments. Come and explore the many opportunities our platform has to offer by visiting us at www.therepx.com Contact Details REPX Antonio Matta +44 7752 613086 marketing@therepx.com 360PRWire Allan Herman +1 786-544-5592 allan@360prwire.com Company Website https://therepx.com/

January 26, 2022 11:55 AM Eastern Standard Time

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First United States Open Registry to be Launched in Washington, DC

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A landmark Revitalization Plan for US Maritime Trade, Commerce and Strategic Competition to support and assist in resolving America’s supply chain crisis, ensure maritime sovereignty and security, and revitalize maritime commerce will be launched at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on February 1, 2022, at 1:30PM with remarks by Ambassador John D. Negroponte, the first U.S. Director of National Intelligence and former Deputy Secretary of State; the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Honorable Albert Bryan, Jr.; and President Eric R. Dawicki of the Northeast Maritime Institute. Highlights of the Plan include the formation of the first U.S. open registry, and other maritime initiatives designed to make the United States more competitive and propel it into a stronger leadership position as a maritime nation. Governor Bryan and President Dawicki will participate in the signing of a historic agreement between the U.S. Virgin Islands and Northeast Maritime Institute which features the collaboration on the development of the first open U.S. registry. Following initial remarks outlining the Revitalization Plan, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Jeremy Greenwood, a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Strobe Talbott Center on Security, Strategy, and Technology. Panel participants include Stephen Flynn, PhD, Founding Director of the Center for Global Resilience at Northeastern University, leading Homeland Security advisor under the Bush and Obama administrations, and global expert on supply chain resilience; Admiral James Watson, Northeast Maritime Institute Trustee and former Director of Prevention Policy for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship at the United States Coast Guard and the first Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement at the US Department of Interior; Captain Anuj Chopra, Co-Founder & CEO of FNI ESGPlus; Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association, and Captain John Konrad, Founder and CEO of gCaptain. Additional commentary will be provided by Nishan Degnarain, former Chairman of the World Economic Forum – Global Agenda Council on Oceans; Jonathan Kempe, Verifai Australia; and Dr. Sal Mercogliano, PhD, Campbell University. Remarks from all are expected to cover topics such as decarbonization of shipping, capital investment in new technologies, supply chain security, transparency in shipping, economic growth opportunities, the status of the U.S. maritime industry, U.S. national security interests, and more. The event will outline how implementation of the Revitalization Plan for US Maritime Trade, Commerce and Strategic Competition will provide economic stability and environmental protection, as well as revitalize the position of the United States as a major competitor in international maritime trade and commerce while enhancing national security, both domestically and internationally. A Revitalization Plan for US Maritime Trade, Commerce and Strategic Competition was developed by a team of Distinguished Fellows at the Northeast Maritime Institute – Center for Ocean Policy and Economics (COPE) and advised by an array of leading thinkers in the maritime industry. Key elements of the plan include: Formation of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ open international ship registry—the first, and only, international U.S. open ship registry. Development of a short sea transshipment hub in the Caribbean to alleviate supply chain congestion by moving a portion of east coast distribution from land to sea and increasing the number of ports importing ever-increasing quantities of goods from overseas. Build public/private/international partnerships to address strategic maritime issues, increase transparency and enforce legal and ethical standards. Establish and implement a green shipping strategy, including decarbonization of the U.S.-flagged fleet. Establishing a Maritime Venture Capital Fund to finance commercially advanced technologies that solve maritime and ocean industry problems with a focus on environmental vulnerabilities. Modernization of the maritime workforce by deploying state of the art education and training tools in the US and abroad. Additional information can be found at COPE Advanced registration to attend this event will be required for access to the live stream. About Northeast Maritime Institute Northeast Maritime Institute (also called NMI) is a private, coeducational, maritime college offering an Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree. Established in 1981, Northeast Maritime Institute is the only private maritime college in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The college was originally established to provide an alternative to traditional education and training, with an emphasis on preparing mariners for employment. Graduates receive an Associate degree and are eligible to receive a United States Coast Guard Masters license upon graduation. The college operates a training ship, the M/V Navigator, as well as the brigantine tall ship S/V Fritha. About COPE The Center for Ocean Policy and Economics (COPE) is hosted by the Northeast Maritime Institute – College of Maritime Science: Created to tackle some of the ocean’s “wicked problems.” A culmination of years of extensive research and conversations with leading experts in the maritime and ocean related fields, COPE is a facilitator for cogent maritime and ocean policy and economic development project initiatives linking academic, corporate, non-governmental, and governmental partners to create impactful solutions. Contact Details COPE Carleen Walker +1 203-260-0480

January 25, 2022 07:51 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Top Camping Destinations in America

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In the past several years, there has been tremendous growth in the outdoor travel industry. The increased popularity of camping has been fueled by a combination of long-term trends and more immediate factors related to the pandemic, such as remote work, vacations closer to home, and travelers seeking safe, outdoor vacations away from crowds. Recently, Michael Scheinman, Chief Executive Officer at Campspot, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the top camping destinations in America and results from the first annual Campspot Awards. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Zsi5jOBc7tE Camping really surged during COVID and has become a go-to option for friends and families to have a fun, safe, socially distant, outdoor vacation. Once people got a flavor for camping, they wanted to keep doing it. For example, from Q2 2020 to Q2 2021: The number of parks on Campspot increased by 145% Nights camped increased 191% The percent of customers who were repeat bookers grew by 21% Reservations placed increased 193% Campspot is now the largest online camping marketplace in North America, with over 140,000 campsites across the United States and Canada According to a customer survey we conducted last year, high quality showers / bathhouses (36%) was the top amenity that matters most when booking a campsite, followed closely by family activities (32%). Family vacation time (27%) was the number one reason consumers say they camp, and not surprisingly, family is who most respondents said they typically camp with (52%). Camping with friends was the second most popular response when it comes to camping companions (22%) followed by spouse (12%), an organized camping or outdoors group (8%), and solo (6%). Some of the top Campgrounds in the US include Angel Fire RV Resort in Angel Fire, NM, Cava Robles RV Resort in Paso Robles, CA, and Dark Sky RV Campground in Kanab, UT. A few of the most popular campgrounds include Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort in Felton, CA, Canyonlands RV Resort & Campground in Moab, UT, and Oceanside RV Resort & Campground in Coos Bay, OR For more information, visit www.Campspot.com, or download the Campspot Mobile App on Apple IOS and Android About Michael Scheinman: As CEO, Scheinman focuses on growing Campspot’s user and supplier base, while continuing to enhance the site’s products, features and functionality. An executive with more than 10 years in the travel industry, Scheinman brings a breadth of experience in e-commerce, technology, and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Campspot, Scheinman headed up Orbitz and CheapTickets, two portfolio brands of online travel giant Expedia Group. Prior, he served as general manager for the lodging division at Hotwire, another of the group's brands. He has also held leadership positions in hotel partnerships, product management, marketing, and business operations. Scheinman holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he studied Hotel Administration About Campspot: Campspot is a leading online marketplace for RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, glamping options and more, providing access to more than 140,000 campsites across the United States and Canada. Campspot’s real-time, cloud-based campground management solution enables a best-in-class reservation system (site inventory and ancillary add-ons) by giving its customers a POS system and the necessary management tools (utility billing, housekeeping tracking, etc.) to provide the best possible user experience. Campspot provides an intuitive easy-to-navigate guest booking experience that returns relevant and easy-to-modify searches, making planning a vacation seamless. For more information, please visit www.campspot.com. Follow Campspot on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Download the Campspot Mobile App on Apple IOS HERE and Android HERE. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 25, 2022 02:56 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Goodway Group Becomes Two Time Winner for Ad Age Best Places to Work

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Goodway Group, the digital partner advertisers trust to deliver campaign performance and media efficiency, has been awarded Ad Age’s Best Places to Work. This marks the second consecutive year that the agency’s commitment to enhancing the workplace experience and supporting employee wellbeing has earned a place on the esteemed list. Ad Age recognized Goodway Group for its unique remote workforce model – having supported a fully remote team for nearly 14 years – and history of putting its employees first. The last year has been one of monumental change and business acceleration for Goodway Group. Covid-19 has continued to impact the agency’s families, approach to doing business, and staffing levels, in addition to increasing stress and the potential for burnout among employees. As such, the digital agency pivoted, shifting its focus to building upon the post-pandemic realities of marketing and simultaneously launching new initiatives to help employees cope with their own evolving realities. Goodway is special because there's a level of true awareness and concern for our employees, a commitment to improvement, and transparency from leadership that is atypical of private organizations. From implementing Summer Fridays to offering bonuses for those taking a minimum of 15 days of MyTime, our unlimited PTO program, Goodway is always seeking ways to afford better work/life integration. This includes implementing GoodTalks, a program and open dialogue on how we can better communicate across our different positions, ethnicities, genders and viewpoints at a time where that is so needed in the world is unique. Additionally, the digital agency is building teams with diverse skillsets to distribute workloads better. To further meet various needs across teams, Goodway Group has modified its biannual all-company trip to include in-person and virtual attendance options. “At Goodway Group we are committed to creating a supportive workplace that fosters growth, connection, and balance. It is an honor to be recognized by Ad Age for our continued investment in people and culture, validating our principles for the future of work, ” said Kandi Gongora, Chief Transformation & People Officer of Goodway Group. “As a fully-remote company for over a decade, we are passionate about continuing to pave the way for others to evolve the employee experience at a time when the way we work is constantly changing.” Goodway ranked 11th among top companies with more than 200 employees, based on an analysis of questionnaires submitted by employers and survey responses from employees. Ad Age’s scoring system factors in the importance of six key satisfaction areas: company culture, company environment, employee benefits, employee development, employee engagement, and employee perks. In addition to being a two-time recipient of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work Award, Goodway Group has also been recognized by Digiday’s Work-Life Awards. The agency has implemented a number of new initiatives to further improve the employee experience and fight burnout, in recent years, including dedicated development days, expanding Goodway Cares – which offers pro-bono strategy and consulting to nonprofit organizations, The Goods, a bi-weekly newsletter featuring employee stories, and more. Moving forward, Goodway Group will continue to emphasize professional and personal wellbeing through clubs, activities and resources, including an internal book club, yearly wellness stipend, and per annum development budget. The agency is also creating an internal role dedicated to team health through facilitation and playbook creation. See this year’s list of Best Places to Work here. About Goodway Group Goodway Group is the digital partner advertisers trust to drive campaign performance and media efficiency. Proud to be completely independently owned and operated, Goodway provides trustworthy expertise that meets its clients’ needs – and no one else’s. Using predictive intelligence, Goodway helps advertisers get the most value out of every impression across all paid digital media. Through the combination of employing the smartest technology and the most experienced people in the industry, Goodway delivers authentic results. Find Goodway Group online at goodwaygroup.com. Goodway Group. Honestly Smart Digital. Contact Details Kite Hill PR for Goodway Group Patrice Gamble goodway@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.goodwaygroup.com/

January 24, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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NORTH SIXTH GROUP ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC EQUITY INVESTMENTS

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North Sixth Group, a family office with wholly-owned and minority interests in a variety of investments across media, marketing, technology and sports and entertainment, today announced the sale of minority interests to multiple family office and strategic equity investors by its principal owner. Each sale has closed, is pending closure subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions or is the subject of an agreement in principle. Investors include Wavemaker Partners, an international investment firm with over $700 million in assets under management; GRLD Ventures, a diversified growth equity firm that invests in emerging companies and exceptional founders; Infrastructure Group Inc., an asset management firm that provides principal investments in high-growth companies; Geoff Judge, an experienced private equity investor, President of Trio Three Equity and former Partner at iNovia Capital; and the family offices of SpaceX executive Brian Bjelde, software executive Brian Rubin and entrepreneur and investor David Milowitz. Additionally, technology entrepreneur Morgan Harris has purchased a minority interest through his family office, Mammoth Bay Ventures. Harris, who is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor with multiple exits, will work alongside North Sixth Group Chairman Matt Rizzetta to support future portfolio growth. He most recently built and sold video intelligence platform TONIK+ to Edisen (formerly Chimney Vigor Group). “Matt and the team at North Sixth Group have created a unique model built on value creation and diversification, leaning on their network and skill set to source deals and increase asset values by playing an accretive role for each holding,” said Morgan Harris. “North Sixth Group combines elements of private equity, sales and marketing and operating resources that are so critical and rare to find in investment partners.” Joining as a North Sixth Group advisor is media technology entrepreneur and Klay Media founder Mike Pollack. “We aim to take a generational view toward our portfolio,” said Matt Rizzetta, Chairman of North Sixth Group. “Since we are active, hands-on operating partners with our founders, it was important that we bring on investors who lend value to our portfolio companies through unique skill sets, relationships and strong track records as entrepreneurs. We are pleased to have found a great blend of these characteristics within our group of investors and are grateful for their enthusiasm and alignment with the long-term vision for our portfolio.” ABOUT NORTH SIXTH GROUP North Sixth Group is a family office that takes a hands-on approach to its investments. The company has wholly owned and minority interests in a variety of investments across media, marketing, technology and sports and entertainment. Additionally, North Sixth Group dedicates financial, networking and human capital resources to community-based initiatives geared toward Passion, Purpose and Progress. For more information, visit www.northsixthgroup.com Contact Details N6A (For North Sixth Group) +1 212-334-9753 NSG@n6a.com Company Website https://northsixthgroup.com/

January 24, 2022 10:29 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Jason Carris Buys Independent Print Shop and Converts Business to Minuteman Press Franchise in Red Bank, NJ

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Jason Carris is the new owner of Minuteman Press in Red Bank, NJ, which is part of the Middletown Township. Utilizing the Minuteman Press Franchise Conversion Program, Jason purchased independent print shop All American Print & Copy Center, which was in business for 40 years, and took over the location in September 2021. Jason says, “ The biggest advantage of buying this business was having an established clientele. We did our research and made sure the owners were respected by their clients. There was also 40 years of history and track record as well.” What is it like for Jason to be a new local business owner in Red Bank? He says, “Once you make that leap, it’s a very exciting experience to own your own business. We have a vibrant community here and I see the long-term growth potential. I am looking forward to making Minuteman Press a real pillar and trusted business partner in Red Bank / Middletown Township.” Jason further explains, “I think we have a tremendous opportunity to expand our wide format printing business with banners, posters, and signage remaining in high demand for our clients. I am also looking forward to bolstering our in-house mailing and direct mail services to help other local businesses reach their target audiences.” Prior to franchising, Jason worked in medical publishing and digital marketing. He also ran a number of small consulting businesses in his career. He says, “A combination of things – including the pandemic and economic forces – made me decide to go fully into business ownership. My wife Renee has an entrepreneurial spirt as well.” He adds, “ Minuteman Press International and our Regional Vice President Jim Galasso guided us through the purchase of the business step by step. Jim made the process easier to manage and I couldn’t have done this on my own without the help from the team at Minuteman Press.” Why Minuteman Press? Jason answers, “We did a lot of research and Minuteman Press jumped out to us on a number of levels. They were on a lot of top franchise lists, they appealed to people who hadn’t owned a business, and the business seemed easy to learn. In addition to being a highly respected franchise, Minuteman Press had a reasonable cost of entry and I appreciate their cap on royalties.” He continues, “The support has been wonderful. Because there is a 40-year history of the independent print shop we purchased, we have been transitioning the business. It’s great to have the training and support especially since I had not run a business of this scope before.” When asked about the keys to making that leap and becoming a business owner, Jason shares, “I think the two biggest keys to owning a business are to really make sure you feel 100% comfortable with the business model, and to believe in your products and services. Also, it is important to be proactive but also have patience after buying the business. Think about growth potential, and understand there is a learning curve. That’s normal for everyone.” Minuteman Press in Red Bank is located at 518 Route 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701. For more information, call 732-758-6200 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/nj/red-bank. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. For more information on the Minuteman Press Franchise Conversion Program, visit https://bit.ly/minutemanpressconversions. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

January 24, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Why Visitors Should Start Planning Adventure and Outdoor Vacations Now: National Plan for Vacation Day is January 25, 2022

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National Plan for Vacation Day takes place on January 25, 2022 and is the perfect time to dream about travel and plan memorable trips. Outdoor recreation is in high demand as visitors escape to public lands and waters in record numbers. Planning ahead and understanding what is needed as visitors plan their trips is more important than ever. Recently, Janelle Smith, spokesperson for Recreation.gov, shared how Recreation.gov empowers people to dream, plan and experience our national treasures, and why everyone has the opportunity to enjoy them and take responsibility to care for the outdoors and each other. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/2_wu0M-S8mc Recreation.gov is a one-stop-shop for planning adventure and outdoor travel experiences on federal public lands and waters, with more than 4,200 recreation areas and over 113,000 individual reservable sites across the country. A vacation doesn’t need to be in a far-off destination; there are often great sites to explore right in your zip code or along a planned travel route. Many public lands offer affordable options and are available for day-trips or overnight stays. As locations adapt to the impacts from the pandemic many that may not have previously required reservations may now require them, including high-demand destinations. Visitors are encouraged to know before they go and make reservations in advance where required. Most campsites are available to reserve six months before their arrival date, and some popular campgrounds can book up in minutes, so it’s never too early to start dreaming and planning. Visitors can use Recreation.gov to find less explored, off-the-beaten-path destinations to avoid crowds. With Recreation.gov, visitors can make a list of their desired locations, identify when reservations are available, and reserve their campsite and activities in advance. The Recreate Responsibly guidelines also offer excellent guidance for getting outside and keeping visitors safe while maintaining access to our beloved natural spaces. The guidelines include six tips to protect visitors, the surrounding community, the trails, and the environment. From booking a nearby getaway to planning a cross-country road trip, the Recreation.gov website and mobile app help visitors find and reserve campsites, schedule tours, secure permits, review location details for their trip, and quickly access information on past and upcoming reservations. To find trip inspiration and plan your 2022 outdoor adventures, visit www.Recreation.gov and don’t forget to bring home a story. About Recreation.gov: Recreation.gov is a one-stop-shop to explore America’s outdoor and cultural destinations. We provide tools and tips to discover new adventures, find inspiration, share information, and make reservations. Find incredible places and experiences that help you bring home a story through Recreation.gov. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 24, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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NICOLAS JIMENEZ NAMED DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS FOR COMCAST HOUSTON

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Nicolas Jimenez has been named director of Government Affairs for Comcast’s Houston Region. In this role, Jimenez will be responsible for overseeing regulatory, franchising, and public policy matters across the entire region. “I’m so excited to join the terrific Comcast team in our Houston region and continue to build on the excellent relationships we have with our government and community partners,” Jimenez said. “My family and I are thrilled to now be part of America’s most diverse city and to a region known for growth, hospitality, and innovation.” Before joining the Houston team, Jimenez led Comcast’s government affairs efforts in South Metro Denver and Southern Colorado. He also worked at Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters, where he served as national partnerships lead for Internet Essentials, Comcast’s signature community impact initiative aimed at helping income-constrained households get online. Jimenez is a passionate lifelong learner and community-oriented leader, who has a long history of development and paying it forward. “We are excited to have Nicolas join our Comcast Houston team,” said Toni Beck, vice president of External Affairs, Comcast Houston. “His expertise and background in government affairs, passion for digital equity and meaningful stakeholder engagement will be an invaluable asset as we deepen our connection with communities and customers, remain laser-focused on closing the digital divide and grow Comcast’s business in the Houston area.” Jimenez replaces Melinda Little who was promoted to a government affairs role in the Company’s central division. Jimenez is a graduate of Temple University, Fox School of Business. He is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who enjoys volunteering and spending time with his wife and kids. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 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. Contact Details Foti Kallergis +1 832-986-0196 Foti_Kallergis@comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

January 24, 2022 05:00 AM Central Standard Time

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