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Flash Appoints Chris Donus as President

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Flash, the leading end-to-end parking technology platform, today announced that Chris Donus, the current CFO, has been appointed president of the organization. In the newly established role, Donus will expand his focus on day-to-day operations, working closely with the leadership team to execute transformative strategies that include the expansion of Flash’s burgeoning digital demand network, EV charging and parking platform scale, and driving the company’s regionalized branch organization to deliver unmatched partner experiences. Dan Sharplin will continue in his role as Chairman and CEO, focusing on international growth, strategic transactions, and ecosystem partnerships. “This promotion reflects Chris’s exceptional leadership and expertise at this time of tremendous momentum for Flash as we rapidly scale our industry-leading parking and EV charging digital ecosystem," said Flash CEO Dan Sharplin. “In the next 24 months, we anticipate more transformation in the parking industry than we’ve seen in several decades prior. Chris has the relevant experience to ensure we execute on our priorities that allow us to drive this industry transformation.” “We are building a parking and EV charging ecosystem where a seamless driver experience benefits everyone,” said Donus. “There is an incredible amount of innovation and hard work being done across Flash to build the platform and partnerships that further our position as the leader in parking and EV Charging technology. I look forward to ensuring the value we create is incomparable in my role as President of Flash.” Before Flash, Donus served as COO and CFO at Wheel Health, a venture-backed telehealth platform developer designed to connect companies and clinicians to deliver virtual care. He also served in senior leadership roles at Lyft as VP and Business Unit leader of Express Drive, the customer-facing fleet line of business, generating over $400 million in rental revenue and over $2 billion in Lyft rides. Prior to that, he was president of Silvercar from 2015 to 2018 alongside roles as COO, from 2017 to 2018, and CFO from 2012 to 2015. He has also served in leadership roles at Freescale Semiconductor, Hertz Global Holding, and Lucent Technologies. About Flash Flash is a pioneering technology company bringing seamless parking and EV charging experiences to drivers through a first-of-its-kind digital ecosystem. Flash’s platform connects reservable parking and charging in the apps drivers use every day with garage, surface lot, event, and valet parking locations—connected and controlled via a cloud-based operating system with unrivaled intelligence. Customer-obsessed brands partner with Flash to deliver digital, easy-to-use, reliable, and increasingly frictionless experiences to drivers eager to pay for a solution that eliminates wasted time, excess emissions, and stress. The solution has arrived. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.flashparking.com/

June 27, 2024 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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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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Dive into Summer Travel Bliss: St. Kitts Could be Your Ultimate Vacation Destination!

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/5C_u2YNtlTA With its captivating blend of rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture, St. Kitts offers a remarkable experience for travelers seeking an authentic and unforgettable getaway. With an abundance of opportunities to explore the island's rich heritage, the “Summer of Fun” offers a chance to experience the very best of what makes St. Kitts stand out from other Caribbean destinations. From music and adventure to culture and cuisine, visitors can delight in the myriads of ways to soak up all St. Kitts has to offer. The “Summer of Fun” events include the St. Kitts Music Festival (June 22-30), St. Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week (July 11-21), and CPL 20 Cricket (August 21-September 8). Traveler’s who visit St. Kitts during the Summer of Fun will no doubt feel the rich heritage and culture of the Federation. Beautiful views, friendly locals, delicious food, and a rich history are all waiting to be experienced. There is something for everyone, from history buffs who can view UNESCO-recognized sites to adventure lovers who can find scuba diving, extreme hiking, and ziplining. A country this thrilling has to be seen to be believed. “The essence of our Summer of Fun extends beyond the exceptional events. It encapsulates the Kittitian spirit that defines the culture and shares it with incoming travelers,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “We're eager to welcome visitors from across the globe into our vibrant community, where they can immerse themselves in an array of enriching experiences.” “We are thrilled with the ongoing success that St. Kitts has received over the past year,” said Honorable Marsha Henderson, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment, and Labor. “Our new campaigns and promotions will help keep the momentum going throughout 2024 and beyond. We look forward to increasing awareness, sharing the beauty of the island, and providing a memorable travel experience to those visiting St. Kitts.” Visitors are reminded to regularly check the St. Kitts Tourism Authority website ( www.visitstkitts.com ) for updates and information Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 26, 2024 10:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rack Room Shoes Announces Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann Scholarship Program Winners

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Rack Room Shoes recently held its annual Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann Scholarship Program in partnership with Scholarship America. This program is exclusively for Rack Room Shoes associates, selecting five students who receive a $2,000 renewable scholarship to support their educational goals. The scholarship recipients for the 2024-2025 academic year are: Marwan Abdelgawad – Sr. Sales Associate – Store #618, Morrisville, N.C. Bessie Brown – Sales Associate – Store #376, Ashland, Ky. Diego Martinez – Assistant Store Manager 2nd – Store #3069, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Kayla Rickman – Assistant Store Manager Lead – Store #499, Concord, N.C. Tara Shivji – Sr. Sales Associate – Store #73, Knoxville, Tenn. The exceptional individuals have demonstrated their dedication, commitment and leadership in both their academic studies and their communities. By investing in these young scholars' education, Rack Room Shoes aims to empower and support their valued associates’ personal and professional development. "Investing in the next generation of talent is essential," said Mark Lardie, president and chief executive officer of Rack Room Shoes. "Congratulations to our scholarship winners and their commitment to furthering their education, we're excited to see what the future holds for these bright minds.” Additionally, scholarship winners from the previous year were renewed for another year of scholarship support, bringing the total to 10 scholarship recipients awarded for the 2024-2025 school year. Through initiatives like the Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann Scholarship Program, Rack Room Shoes remains committed to fostering a positive work environment and providing opportunities for the growth and success of its associates. 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 Rack Room Shoes Dejah Gilliam +1 704-501-4567 dejah.gilliam@rackroom.com Brenda Christmon +1 704-491-1850 brenda.christmon@rackroom.com

June 26, 2024 09:00 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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Entertain with Ease: Expert Tips for Hosting a Summer Party

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As the weather heats up, so does the social calendar. Recently, Danielle Cartwright, Catering Expert from McAlister's Deli, conducted a satellite media tour to share insider tips on how to make your next gathering both memorable and effortless. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/2CgtgghqNrk Known for its Famous Sweet Tea and a variety of craveable sandwiches, spuds and salads, McAlister’s is passionate about combining fresh favorites and signature flavors. From breakfast to dinner and individually boxed lunches to sandwich trays and everything in-between, McAlister’s unique and convenient catering offerings are ideal for any event type and size, any time of day. Additionally, McAlister’s Deli has a variety of unique and convenient catering offerings that are perfect for any summer get together! Whether you are hosting a graduation party, family reunion, or summer holiday gathering, McAlister’s Deli catering has the perfect crowd pleasers to make entertaining easier and that satisfy everyone’s craving. McAlister’s Deli offers a variety of breakfast catering options, including a limited time only French Toast Bar, Yogurt Bar, and a variety of breakfast sandwich trays and boxes. For lunch, McAlister’s has convenient boxed lunches that are customizable and individually packaged. A variety of sandwich trays are also always available, great for corporate meetings or family gatherings. McAlister’s Deli also offers customizable hot food bars, including a Spud bar, Mac and Cheese bar, and Nacho bar. New to the McAlister’s menu is a variety of Baked Mac & Cheese options, including the Baked BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese and Baked Veggie Mac & Cheese. Need snacks? McAlister’s catering offers a range of snack tray options, including the Grazing Box! The Grazing Box includes an assortment of meats, cheeses, and fresh fruits and veggies, serving groups of up to 15 people. This summer, McAlister’s is excited to offer guests a special catering discount to help them plan the perfect gathering. When guests spend $150 on a McAlister’s catering order, they can receive $15 off when using the promo code SUMMER24 on the McAlister’s website. This offer is single use, and valid all summer long through Labor Day, September 2*. And you don’t want to miss McAlister’s annual Free Tea Day on July 18th! At its 500+ locations nationwide, guests can get a free cup of our famous tea on McAlister’s**. Stop by your local McAlister's Deli location to pick up your order, or place one for delivery. And for those last-minute needs, McAlister’s also offers same-day catering — perfect for spontaneous summer fun. To view the full catering menu and place a catering order online, visit mcalistersdeli.com/catering. *Offer valid 5/24-9/2/24 to McAlister's Rewards Members for $15 off catering orders of $150 or more (excluding taxes and fees) through https://www.mcalistersdeli.com/catering at participating locations. Must use promo code SUMMER24 at checkout. Single use. Not valid with any other offer or reward, or third-party delivery. Service fee applies to online, in app, and certain call-in orders, other fees and taxes may apply for all orders; see checkout for details. Void where prohibited. **Valid on 7/18/24 at participating locations only. Offer applies to Big Tea only, including: Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, Sweet Tea/Unsweet Tea, Tea/Lemonade, Flavored Teas, and one Flavor Shot per Tea. Limit one Tea per person in-store and four Teas per McAlister’s online or in app order. Excludes all non-tea beverages and Kid's Drinks. No substitutions. Offer automatically applied at checkout. McAlister’s Delivery orders subject to Delivery and Convenience fees. Service fee applies to online, in app, and certain call-in orders, other fees and taxes may apply for all orders; see checkout for details. Not valid with any other offer or reward, or third-party delivery. Void where prohibited. About McAlister’s Deli ® Founded in 1989, McAlister’s Deli® is a fast casual restaurant chain known for its genuine hospitality, sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlister’s Deli also offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. With numerous industry accolades, the McAlister’s Deli brand had more than 530 restaurants in 29 states as of December 31, 2023. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit mcalistersdeli.com, and find McAlister’s on social media at Facebook.com/McAlistersDeli, Twitter.com/McAlistersDeli and Instagram.com/McAlistersDeli. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 20, 2024 12:47 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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