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What's Trending Now - Summer Must-Haves

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Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

June 27, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FeedSpot Recognizes Take Pride in Retirement Podcast as a Leading LGBTQ+ Voice for Pride Month 2024

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Retirement.Radio, a premier network dedicated to providing essential retirement planning information, announced today that its Take Pride in Retirement podcast has been recognized as a must-follow Pride-related podcast by FeedSpot, one of the web’s foremost aggregators of the “best of” across the internet. This recognition not only underscores the podcast’s commitment to sharing diverse voices and stories from the LGBTQ+ community but also highlights the importance of empowering and representing this community as it navigates its unique challenges during the golden years of retirement. “I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition,” said Matt McClure, founder and host of Take Pride in Retirement. “I started Take Pride in Retirement because I saw a need in my community for retirement planning, education, and assistance. Knowing that the podcast is reaching its intended audience and making a difference in their lives is extremely fulfilling.” The Take Pride in Retirement Podcast, a one-of-a-kind platform, focuses on financial issues relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. It has had the privilege of hosting distinguished guests such as Gabrielle Claiborne, Co-Founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, who has shared invaluable insights on the unique challenges the trans community faces in retirement planning. The podcast has also featured Katie Leikam, a licensed therapist, who has underscored the importance of living wills and estate plans for the LGBTQ+ community. These unique and insightful perspectives testify to the podcast's importance and relevance. Matt reiterates in every episode that the Take Pride in Retirement Podcast remains steadfast in its mission that everyone, regardless of their background, identity, or who they love, deserves a retirement they can be proud of. This commitment to diversity and inclusivity is at the heart of our podcast. It is a testament to our dedication to ensuring that all voices are heard, and all needs are met, making our audience feel valued and included. “The Retirement.Radio team is deeply committed to amplifying these crucial conversations on our radio shows and affiliated podcasts,” said Sam Davis, executive producer for Retirement.Radio. “Our unwavering mission is to provide essential information, ensuring that every senior citizen and retiree, regardless of their background or identity, has the information they need to navigate retirement confidently and clearly. This recognition by FeedSpot is a testament to our dedication to inclusivity and our ongoing efforts to serve all communities.” FeedSpot’s ranking of the Best Pride Podcasts results from a rigorous evaluation considering podcast popularity, content quality, update frequency, and audience engagement. This recognition places the Take Pride in Retirement podcast in an exclusive league of content creators leading the way in celebrating and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and stories. Other podcasts are available through the Retirement.Radio Network, including the Peak Financial Freedom Hour, Retirement Results, Guaranteeing Your Retirement, and the Federal Retirement Show. For more information, visit TakePrideInRetirement.com and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcast. ### About Take Pride in Retirement Take Pride in Retirement is Retirement.Radio podcast dedicated to retirement planning solutions for the LGBTQ community. During uncertain economic times, the safety of your principal is critical to planning a successful retirement. Our goal is to help educate you about ways to protect your hard-earned money while experiencing market-like growth at the same time. LGBTQ people face unique challenges when planning for their retirement future. Everyone's situation differs from legal barriers to a potential lack of family support. Tune in each week as we explore these obstacles and give you tips on overcoming them so you can get on the road to success. For more information, visit TakePrideInRetirement.com and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. About Retirement.Radio Retirement.Radio is dedicated to providing essential retirement planning information to listeners across the United States. Our licensed financial professionals and insurance agents host weekly radio shows and podcasts, offering expert advice on various topics, including smart tax planning, retirement income strategies, and health care planning. Retirement.Radio is powered by national insurance distribution and marketing leader AmeriLife and features wide-reaching and impactful broadcasts. Our commitment is to help listeners invest wisely, plan effectively, and achieve successful retirement outcomes. Contact Details Retirement.Radio Sam Davis sdavis@amerilife.com Company Website https://retirement.radio/

June 26, 2024 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Lenovo’s Meet Your Digital Self: Technology and Mental Health Come Together

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/49oPilpLHZc Technology can play a transformative role in promoting mental health and resilience - when used for good! We know that stressors abound for young people and mental health concerns are prevalent. With that in mind, innovative tech solutions are emerging as valuable tools for enhancing emotional well-being and building resilience. Meet Your Digital Self is the first time that powerhouse PC’s, servers, monitors, professional services, AI and more have come together to enable the creation of an AI avatar capable of having a natural conversation- something only Lenovo could do with its unique pocket to cloud portfolio. Lenovo looks to bring further awareness to this issue as well as leave a lasting impact through technology and mental health support, in partnership with Crisis Text Line, to uplift and nurture our future generations. On June 12th, a nationwide media tour was conducted with Dr. Shairi R. Turner, Chief Health Officer, Crisis Text Line to discuss Lenovo’s Meet Your Digital Self. Topics that were discussed included: • Why Lenovo saw a need to develop this technology to address the global societal issue of mental wellbeing impacting young people today. • The technology that supported the development of this experiment. • How Lenovo is working with Crisis Text Line to provide access to mental health resources for young people and making it easier for young people to open up about who they truly are with their closest friends and family. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 25, 2024 11:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Focused Approach for Sector-Specific Portfolio Management

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In the ever-changing landscape of the financial markets, Select Sector SPDR ETFs present a method for investors looking to engage in sector-specific investments. By breaking down the S&P 500 into distinct sectors, these ETFs provide a pathway for both individual and institutional investors to craft more targeted and strategic investment portfolios. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs encompass a range of sectors, each represented by a dedicated ETF. This structure allows investors to focus their investments on specific areas of the economy, depending on their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and market outlook. Overview of Select Sector SPDR ETFs: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC): Focuses on telecommunications and media companies. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY): Targets companies focused on non-essential goods and services such as luxury items, travel, and leisure. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP): Concentrates on essential consumer goods and services like food, clothing, and personal products. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE): Dedicated to the energy sector, focused on oil and natural gas. Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF): Encompasses banking, investment, and insurance industries. Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV): Focuses on pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, and services. Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI): Includes manufacturing, construction, and logistics firms. Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB): Covers the chemicals, construction materials, and packaging industries. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE): Targets commercial real estate services and REITs. Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK): Concentrates on the information technology, semiconductor, and electronics sectors. Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU): Dedicated to electric and gas utility companies. By offering a straightforward and transparent approach to investing in specific sectors, Select Sector SPDR ETFs enable investors to adapt their investment strategies in response to changing market conditions. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to investment, allowing for detailed sector analysis and strategic portfolio management. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, these ETFs provide a valuable tool for investors looking to refine their investment strategies through sector-specific allocations. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007597 EXP 8/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

June 24, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cool Trends for Summer!

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Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

June 20, 2024 03:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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FuelRod Launches Free Battery Swaps at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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FuelRod, a leading provider of portable power solutions, today announced an exclusive promotion sponsored by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). This groundbreaking initiative, which runs through November 30, allows travelers at AUS to swap their depleted FuelRod chargers for fresh ones at no cost. This marks the first promotion of its kind at any airport, highlighting FuelRod’s commitment to ensuring travelers have reliable access to power and a stress-free travel experience. Travelers passing through AUS can now enjoy the convenience of swapping their depleted FuelRods for fully charged ones up to 10 times per month, free of charge. This hassle-free process can be completed at any of the several FuelRod kiosks throughout the airport by simply selecting the “swap” button, entering a phone number, and exchanging the used rod for a fresh one. Phone numbers are collected to track the 10-use limit. For travelers who prefer not to provide a phone number, the standard swap fee of $1 applies. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the first airport to offer such a promotion, setting a new standard for passenger comfort and convenience. This collaboration with FuelRod reflects a shared commitment to keeping travelers charged and connected by ensuring a reliable portable power source for their devices. FuelRod aims for this promotion to inspire similar initiatives nationwide, bringing sustainable charging solutions to travelers across the country. “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and their support of our vision for easily accessible, eco-friendly charging for travelers on the go,” said Joe Yeagley, FuelRod Co-founder. “AUS, as the first airport to sponsor the FuelRod “Swap” service, exemplifies Texas hospitality and demonstrates their commitment to providing an elevated experience for their passengers.” About FuelRod FuelRod is a California-based company specializing in portable power solutions. The developer of the FuelRod kit, the first reusable, portable charging system, FuelRod allows you to charge your mobile device on the go and then recharge or swap it for a fresh one. With a growing network of kiosks nationwide, FuelRod ensures your devices stay powered virtually wherever you go. Learn more at fuel-rod.com. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.fuel-rod.com/

June 20, 2024 09:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Rack Room Shoes Announces Winners of the 2024 Teacher of the Year Contest

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Rack Room Shoes, held its annual Teacher of the Year contest, which allows customers to nominate deserving and dedicated teachers who have made a positive and influential impact. Each winning teacher is awarded a $10,000 technology grant for their school and a $500 Rack Room Shoes gift card. After a thorough selection process, Rack Room Shoes is proud to recognize five outstanding teachers: Glorian Cardona, a first-grade teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Parish School in Athens, Georgia Hilary Hadley, a first-grade teacher at Coosa Valley Elementary in Cropwell, Alabama Kendria Jones, a ninth-grade teacher at Pine Bluff Junior High in Pine Bluff, Arkansas Grace Norton, a first-grade teacher at Northern Elementary in Lexington, Kentucky and Shantana Valdez, a middle school teacher at Santa Rosa Middle School in Santa Rosa, New Mexico The 2024 Teacher of the Year Contest began with an open call for nominations, inviting individuals from across the country to share stories of their favorite teachers and how these educators have positively influenced their lives or the lives of their children. More than 388 teachers were nominated, each deserving recognition for their exceptional dedication. After a public vote period, the five winning teachers were chosen. "We are honored to recognize these exceptional teachers who have gone above and beyond to shape the lives of their students," said Brenda Christmon, senior director of brand communications at Rack Room Shoes. "Their dedication, passion, and commitment to education inspire us all. Through this contest, we aim to celebrate their remarkable achievements." In previous years of the contest, the schools in need of technology used their grants to buy iPads for classrooms, podcast equipment, Apple TVs, Smartboards, STEM teaching support materials, and even equipped an entire special needs classroom with new desks. The Teacher of the Year Contest is a testament to Rack Room Shoes' commitment to making an impact in the communities we serve. About Rack Room Shoes Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is known as an innovator in the shoe industry for over 100 years. Rack Room Shoes operates more than 520 locations nationwide under the Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse brands. Both brands offer a great variety of on-trend styles for women, men and children in athletic, comfort and dress categories, while providing a delightful and trusted shopping experience for our valued customers. Through Rack Room Shoes Gives, our ongoing philanthropic program, we provide ways in which customers and employees can seek support for charitable organizations, instilling trust and inspiration in the communities we serve. Contact Details Dejah Gilliam +1 704-501-4567 dejah.gilliam@rackroom.com Brenda Christmon +1 704-491-1850 brenda.christmon@rackroom.com

June 18, 2024 01:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Handlery Hotel to “Brighten Up” Union Square With a Summer of Lights

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Handlery Hotels, California’s oldest family-owned and operated hotel company, is shining a light on San Francisco neighborhoods with their Summer Lights celebration from June through August. Beginning June 15, the Handlery Union Square Hotel will kick off the celebration by lighting up the hotel with new dynamic streaming lights. Part of a complete refurbishing of the exterior façade, the lights brighten up the Union Square area as it continues to make a comeback. “We had the bright idea that we should support the City’s efforts to help neighborhoods in San Francisco continue positive steps for the benefit of the residents and our visitors,” said Jack Handlery, General Manager of the hotel. To recognize Pride month, the Handlery Family is donating $10,000 to SF LGBT Center in the Castro neighborhood. Come July, the family will donate another $10,000 to the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in the Tenderloin. To wrap up the summer, a final $10,000 will be given to the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center. “We’re hoping this inspires others to give back to San Francisco’s neighborhoods and support the City by the Bay as it returns to its beauty,” remarked Jack Handlery. About Handlery Hotels Handlery Hotels, founded by Harry Handlery in 1928, have been serving guests for just shy of 100 years. Two ideally located properties welcome guests visiting both northern and southern California: Both hotels, The Handlery Union Square Hotel in San Francisco and Handlery Hotel San Diego, feature outdoor heated swimming pools, onsite parking, and are conveniently located to local attractions. Check out San Francisco’s new “ Splash Play Stay Summer Package ”. Frequent guests can take advantage of the Handlery Rewards program, which offers one free night after every 10 nights you stay at either California location. For more information, please visit www.handlery.com. Media please note: For interview requests and photos, please contact Robin Carr at (415) 971-3991 or robin@landispr.com. ### Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 handlery@landispr.com

June 18, 2024 08:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Celebrating National Candy Month This June

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8-MvqzTyiOs June is National Candy Month, and there is no better way to kick off the summer than with a celebration of chocolate and candy. To mark the occasion, the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) Carly Schildhaus conducted a nationwide media tour, sharing how chocolate and candy enhance Americans’ favorite activities all summer long. Packed full of holidays, traditions, and special occasions, the summer months are a reminder of the unique role chocolate and candy play in making memorable moments even sweeter. Whether their plans include camping, beach vacations, road trips, or family visits, most Americans will bring their favorite treats along for the fun. While they lean into the carefree spirit of the season, consumers still understand that chocolate and candy are treats. People in the U.S. enjoy chocolate and candy 2-3 times per week, averaging just 40 calories and about one teaspoon of added sugar per day. Here’s how consumers are treating during National Candy Month: · Top treats: Gummy candy, chocolate, taffy, lollipops, and hard candy top the list of consumers’ favorite summer treats. · Treating on the go: 86% of people going on a road trip will bring along chocolate and candy, 82% will share treats on a family visit, and 68% will hit the beach with their favorites in tow. · Everything and s’more: 78% of campers say they will treat themselves to chocolate and candy – and there’s no better way to end a summer day than around the campfire with s’mores. Of the people who enjoy them, 78% will opt for classic milk or dark chocolate in their s’mores, while 22% prefer more innovative ingredients. · Scream for ice cream: To dress up their ice cream cones, consumers say chocolate pieces, chocolate sauce, peanut butter candy, and gummy candy are their preferred toppings. Learn more: To learn more about National Candy Month, visit NationalCandyMonth.com for fun facts, tips for treating, and plenty of ideas and inspiration for how to celebrate this June and all summer long. Get in on the summer fun and follow NCA on Facebook, X, and Instagram, and join the conversation on social media by using #NationalCandyMonth. About the National Confectioners Association (NCA): The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the $48 billion U.S. confectionery industry. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, X and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 17, 2024 12:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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