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Exciting Outdoor Adventures in Arkansas State Parks

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Unparalleled opportunities for adventure, exploration, and relaxation await visitors in Arkansas state parks. Recently, Jason Parrie, Park Ranger at DeGray Lake Resort State Park and Kayla Gomance, Assistant Chief of Interpretation for Arkansas State, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the variety of outdoor experiences and available accommodations in The Natural State. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/iXo64pYNWo4 Arkansas's diverse array of natural wonders spans across 52 state parks, covering a sprawling 54,400 acres. With a staggering 1,800 campsites, 208 cabins, and 5 lodges, these parks cater to the needs of over 8 million visitors each year, inviting families to immerse themselves in the beauty of The Natural State. With endless adventure opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests, Arkansas state parks are perfect places to get away. There are tons of fun activities to do with family and friends while visiting the State Parks of Arkansas – things like hiking scenic trails, kayaking on lakes and streams, fishing, birdwatching, touring historic sites, visiting museums, geocaching, and so much more. For those who prefer to explore on two wheels, mountain biking is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise. With miles of challenging trails, Arkansas State Parks offer a mountain biking experience like no other. For something more fast-paced, visiting can head to one of the Monument Trails. No matter the skill level, there's a trail that will challenge and inspire everyone. Arkansas is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country, and the state parks are no exception. Named the nation’s best mountain biking trails by Outside magazine in 2023, the trails are designed to showcase the state’s unique landscapes and cultural heritage. Take in the stunning views of the Ozark Mountains on the Signal Hill Trail at Mount Magazine State Park, or explore the ancient geological wonders on the Cedar Falls Trail at Petit Jean State Park. Arkansas is also a haven for water sports, with abundant lakes, rivers, and streams perfect for kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and fishing. Whether seeking a tranquil float or an exciting whitewater challenge, visitors will find ample opportunities to explore these scenic waterways. Nature enthusiasts will delight in Arkansas's diverse wildlife. From birdwatching and butterfly spotting to glimpses of deer, elk, and other native species, Arkansas State Parks offer prime locations for wildlife viewing, photography, and unforgettable encounters. Arkansas state parks, offer opportunities to sleep under the stars, cozy up in a rustic cabin, or enjoy the comforts of a modern campground or lodge. In addition to recreational activities, Arkansas State Parks are also centers for education and relaxation. They offer interpretive programs, guided tours, and hands-on activities focusing on ecology, geology, history, and conservation. Visitors can also engage in wellness activities like forest yoga, nature walks, or simply enjoy the tranquility of a lakeside view. Arkansas state parks are ideal destinations for families looking to bond and create lasting memories. With affordable accommodations, exciting recreational activities, and special events tailored for families, these parks provide the perfect setting for summer adventures that everyone will enjoy. Ready to plan a visit to an Arkansas state park? Visit arkansasstateparks.com for more information. Jason Parrie Bio Jason Parrie works as a sergeant for Arkansas State Parks at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Parrie has served as both an interpreter and a commissioned law enforcement officer. In 2014, he became a full-time park ranger at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Parrie is certified in Hunter and Boater Education, Kayaking, CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding. Today, as a lifeguard instructor trainer, Parrie serves as Chair of the Department’s Medical Advisory Committee and is the Department’s lead American Red Cross medical instructor. He is also certified in Wildland Firefighting, Search and Rescue, and Bike Patrol. Parrie earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Centre College of Kentucky and is a graduate of the National Association of State Park Director’s Leadership School and the Arkansas State Parks Management Trainee Program. Kayla Gomance Bio Kayla Gomance works as Assistant Chief of Interpretation for Arkansas State Parks. Gomance escorts visitors into the woods, lakes, and the past in hopes that hearts and minds can connect with places she loves. Her passion for the profession has led her to serve as a regional officer for the National Association for Interpretation. In her downtime, you will find her atop her stand-up paddleboard alongside her dogs, Josie and Lottie, and husband, Eric. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 14, 2024 10:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Apple Rush Company, Inc. (Otcpink:APRU), a leading player in the functional beverage industry, proudly announces it has cleared up final details of brand ownership with Bob Corr and Corr Brands, Inc. Tony Torgerud, CEO of Apple Rush, has negotiated a historical closing on the rights and trademarks of Corr Brands, Inc. In the transaction, Bob Corr has agreed to transfer the rights of the Corr Brands, Inc. trademarks and to forgo any royalties from previous agreements to give Tony and Apple Rush the best opportunity to succeed moving forward. Tony Torgerud said, “I have been negotiating for a year with Bob and he finally felt it was time to work out an agreement that would benefit everyone. Over the next couple months, all the required paperwork will be filed for transference and updates on all intellectual property held by Corr Brands, Inc. Not having to pay royalties will add thousands to the bottom line.” This agreement solidifies the future of the “Rush” family of brands that have been in the market since 1972. Bob Corr stated, “I want to see Apple Rush succeed and I feel the timing is right to get this deal done. I retired a long time ago and it is now time to write the next chapters of this story and with Apple Rush having its own production capabilities and its own tunnel pasteurizer, it is an opportunity that shouldn’t be wasted. I have given up hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties, licensing fees and shares to enhance shareholder value.” With our pilot production abilities, we hope to do some reformulations to introduce a 2024 version of Ginseng Rush and the relaunch of the original Apple Rush flavor line. Apple Rush has held a license for 13 states and International distribution for the last 8 years and now owns the IP without paying the $5,000 per state license, another bottom line gain for all of our stockholders. About The Apple Rush Company, Inc. The Apple Rush Company, Inc., through its subsidiary APRU, LLC, is a distributor of CPG products under the trademarked Apple Rush brand, Element brand and other labels. The Apple Rush brand has more than 50 years of existence in the natural beverage industry. As a historical leader in the organic and natural beverage sector our goal is to now become a leader in the distribution of anhydrous hemp oil products nationwide. For more information, please go to www.aprubrands.com, www.element-brands.com, elementk.kratomwave.store www.alkhemicalroots.com with our expanded product portfolio. Safe Harbor Act: Forward-Looking Statements are included within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations including words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and similar expressions are forward-looking statements and involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Contact Details Apple Rush Company, Inc. Tony Torgerud +1 888-741-3777 dtorgerud@aprullc.com Company Website http://www.aprubrands.com

May 14, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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College of American Pathologists: Cancer Rates Soaring in Younger Adults

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/rq8XcHBnPw0 Cancer doesn’t discriminate by age today. Consider celebrities like Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer; Olivia Munn, who recently underwent a double mastectomy; Ninja, a popular streamer on Twitch diagnosed with skin cancer; and Catherine, the Princess of Wales, who is currently being treated for the disease. All of them were diagnosed before the age of 50. Why is this happening and what can we do to catch it early? There are several reasons: diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors. The College of American Pathologists is emphasizing the importance of early detection, screening, and being vigilant regarding symptoms. A nationwide media tour was conducted to discuss this important issue featuring Dr. Donald Karcher, president of the College of American Pathologists. Topics that Dr. Karcher discussed included: · What is behind the soaring trend of younger adults being diagnosed with cancer? · What symptoms to look for to improve cancer outcomes. · What cancers can and should be screened for? · What if you don’t meet the minimum age requirements for screening but are having symptoms? · Discussing the importance of early detection. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: YOURPATHOLOGIST.ORG Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 14, 2024 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fliphead: Redefining Fashion with Upcycled Garments and Couture

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In a fashion landscape increasingly defined by sustainability and conscious consumption, one brand stands out for its innovative approach to upcycling and eco-conscious couture. Fliphead, an Indian-based fashion label founded by two designers, Saumya from India and Mihkel from Estonia, is making waves in the industry with its transformative philosophy and commitment to reducing waste. Fliphead's journey began with a simple yet powerful idea: to reimagine fashion by giving new life to discarded materials. Through meticulous craftsmanship and a keen eye for design, Saumya and Mihkel have turned this vision into a reality, creating stunning garments that are both stylish and sustainable. At the heart of Fliphead's ethos is the concept of upcycling – the process of repurposing old or unused materials into new, high-quality products. By utilizing materials that would otherwise end up in landfills, Fliphead not only minimizes its environmental impact but also adds a unique and eclectic flair to its collections. One of Fliphead's flagship offerings is its range of festival clothes, which are designed to capture the vibrant spirit of India's diverse cultural celebrations. From colorful saris transformed into flowy dresses to intricately embroidered jackets crafted from vintage textiles, each piece tells a story of creativity and craftsmanship. In addition to its ready-to-wear collections, Fliphead also offers a couture service that is truly one-of-a-kind. Catering to clients who crave individuality and sustainability, the brand's couture pieces are made exclusively from upcycled materials, ensuring that each garment is as eco-conscious as it is luxurious. What sets Fliphead apart from other fashion labels is its unwavering commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. From sourcing materials locally to partnering with artisans who share their values, Saumya and Mihkel are dedicated to creating a positive impact on both the environment and the communities they serve. As consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental and social implications of their purchasing decisions, brands like Fliphead are leading the way towards a more sustainable future for fashion. With their innovative approach and dedication to upcycling, Saumya and Mihkel are not just changing the way we think about clothes – they're changing the industry itself. Contact Details Alex +1 302-597-6768 Apexreviews154@gmail.com Company Website https://fliphead.com/

May 13, 2024 04:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Tech Paves the Way for Faster Airport Security

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Airport security delays and operational disruptions are becoming an increasingly common headache for travelers around the globe, often leading to missed flights and mounting frustrations. A recent incident at Birmingham Airport vividly illustrates this growing problem. Lucy Kenneally and her boyfriend Matthew experienced the chaos firsthand when they endured a staggering four-hour wait in the security line and ultimately missed their flight. 1 Days later, Gatwick Airport faced significant delays after a fire alarm in the South Terminal prompted a full evacuation, causing passengers to be stuck on the runway and leading to a cascading effect of delayed departures. 2 Of course, these are just a few examples that highlight a much bigger issue. In reality there are thousands of delayed flights every day across the US and up to 20,000 delays every single day around the world. The problem has gotten so bad that the Biden administration has developed a new rule to address one of the most pressing travel grievances: flight delays. 3 Announced in late April, the rule mandates airlines to provide automatic refunds for delays that disrupt travelers' plans significantly, reflecting a major shift towards enhancing passenger rights. Another major issue that demands an urgent solution are airport security breaches. According to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), there have been at least 300 instances of people bypassing parts of airport security in the last year. 4 These security concerns are coming to light at a time when the TSA is working to solve airport security issues by upgrading checkpoints with more advanced technology developed by AI security company Liberty Defense Holdings (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF). Liberty Defense specializes in advanced security solutions tailored for areas with high pedestrian traffic and heightened security needs, including airports, stadiums, and educational institutions. The company's flagship product, HEXWAVE, licensed from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offers discreet, scalable protection that detects both metallic and non-metallic weapons. Revolutionizing Airport Security with Advanced Technology Liberty Defense Holdings (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF) has successfully deployed HEXWAVE across various market verticals and signed several large contracts with airports around the globe. The company also inked a $3.8 million contract with the TSA for its High-Definition Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) Wideband Upgrade Kit to improve detection capabilities and enhance the passenger experience. On May 13, Liberty Defense announced that its HEXWAVE system has been selected by the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) to enhance the TSA’s Aviation Worker Security Screening. ROC, a vital transportation hub serving about 2.4 million passengers annually with 120 daily flights, is now the first U.S. airport to integrate HEXWAVE into its security operations. This deployment marks a notable step in using advanced technology to bolster airport security and operational efficiency. “As industry leaders, we are excited to be the first airport in the United States to acquire the HEXWAVE system to use in our broader airport security program,” said Deputy Director at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport Andrew Moore. “ We will use the HEXWAVE to provide enhanced security and an improved screening experience in non-traditional areas of the airport. We are excited to work with Liberty Defense as we are continually looking to innovate and improve the overall safety of our airport.” Unlike traditional weapon detection technologies, HEXWAVE utilizes millimeter wave technology, advanced 3D imaging, and AI to detect a wide range of concealed metallic and non-metallic threats—including liquid, powder and plastic explosives, and 3D printed ghost guns—without requiring passengers to remove common items like belts and shoes. This capability allows for a faster, more seamless screening process, enhancing the flow of traffic and reducing bottlenecks at security checkpoints. Liberty Defense is also expanding into international markets, announcing a recent shipment of its HEXWAVE™ system to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and Subic Bay Airport in the Philippines. Click here for more information about Liberty Defense (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF). 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Market Jar Media Inc. is neither an investment adviser nor a broker-dealer. The information presented on the website is provided for informative purposes only and is not to be treated as a recommendation to make any specific investment. No such information on PressReach.com constitutes advice or a recommendation. Contact Details James Young +1 800-340-9767 campaigns@pressreach.com Company Website https://pressreach.com

May 13, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Texas’ Leading Hormone Provider Expands Cutting-Edge Preventative Screening Tool to All Clinics

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Hormones by Design, a Forum Health provider and leader in hormone replacement therapy, has acquired DITI Imaging – a pioneer in digital infrared thermal imaging. This strategic move combines the expertise of both companies to offer comprehensive and preventative health care to two of its five renown Texas locations. Learn more about Hormones by Design. Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) is a non-invasive, radiation-free screening tool to detect early signs of inflammation and abnormal blood flow patterns, which may be precursors to various health conditions. By identifying these indicators early, patients can proactively address potential issues before they develop into more serious conditions. Phil Hagerman, Forum Health CEO: “ With 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases on the rise, early detection is paramount. This acquisition underscores our commitment to advancing personalized, integrative healthcare and providing the latest, top-of-the-line technology to help our patients achieve optimal health.” DITI is the only screening tool capable of detecting inflammation and associated heat patterns unlike X-rays, mammograms, MRIs and ultrasound tests. Some of the many health conditions DITI can screen for are: Breast cancer Early indications of asymptomatic and systemic inflammatory and degenerative processes Systemic, artery, dental, and sinus inflammation Unexplained and referred pain, including arthritis and nerve damage Fibromyalgia and digestive disorders Overactive and underactive thyroid conditions Dr. Melissa Miskell, Hormones by Design founder: "We’re thrilled to welcome DITI Imaging into the Hormones by Design family. It allows us to expand our preventative healthcare offerings, better monitor the effects of hormone therapy, more comprehensively treat patients with thyroid conditions, and help people maintain optimal health as they age.” Patients will have access to advanced screening services, including breast, full-body, and region-specific imaging, in addition to personalized BHRT options. Schedule an appointment or find a Hormones by Design location near you. About Forum Health, LLC Forum Health, LLC is a nationwide provider of personalized healthcare steeped in the powerful principles of functional and integrative medicine. Our providers take a root-cause approach to care exploring lifestyle, environment, and genetics to help each patient achieve their ultimate health goals. Members have access to advanced medical treatments and technology, with care plans informed by data analytics and collaborative relationships. For more, visit www.forumhealth.com. Contact Details Forum Health Britt Wittelsberger +1 410-852-0738 bwittelsberger@forumhealth.com Company Website https://forumhealth.com

May 09, 2024 08:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ASSOCIATION OF PICKLEBALL PLAYERS ANNOUNCES HISTORIC SPONSORSHIP WITH THE JAMES AT OHIO STATE

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The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) announced today a landmark sponsorship with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers. The OSUCCC – James is now the presenting sponsor of the inaugural APP Women’s Open, which will take place Oct. 4-6, 2024, at Pickle & Chill in Columbus, Ohio and broadcast nationally, to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Evident in its name, this APP Signature Event will be a global platform for female competitors at all levels. The professional and amateur tournament will offer $75,000 in prize money and feature women competing in doubles and singles, including skinny singles for women 50 and over. The event will also feature social programming and entertainment designed to celebrate and fuel the growth of pickleball for women, ultimately creating a healthier and more active community. All key elements of the vibrant, multi-day event will be presented by women—from players and referees to administrators and broadcasters. “I am thrilled to stand alongside The James to elevate and celebrate women in pickleball and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Shannon Dan, APP EVP of global partnerships. “The APP Women’s Open presented by The James will be part tournament, part festival and 100% fun for women of all ages and skill levels. It’s an event designed by and for women: a place to compete, celebrate and connect.” The OSUCCC – James is a world-class cancer treatment and research institution. It has been a designated National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1976 and has been one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 25 years. It also has achieved Magnet® recognition, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. With 21 floors, more than 1.1 million square feet and 356 inpatient beds, The James is the third-largest cancer hospital in the nation. In addition to the presenting sponsorship of the APP Women’s Open, The James has been named the official and exclusive hospital of the upcoming 2024 APP Vlasic Classic in Cincinnati on May 7-12, and for the APP Tour beginning in 2025. Pickle & Chill in Columbus, Ohio, the largest dedicated indoor/outdoor pickleball facility in the Midwest, will host the first-of-its kind pickleball event. Founded in November 2022, Pickle & Chill features 19 total courts, a 30,000-square-foot event plaza, and an indoor bar and mezzanine space. Additional information on registration, tickets and more will be available at theapp.global. # # # About The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic health center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities. The OSUCCC – James has been designated as an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1976. Also, it is one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer agents provided by the NCI. As the cancer program’s adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 25 years and has achieved Magnet® recognition, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. With 21 floors, more than 1.1 million square feet and 356 inpatient beds, The James is the third-largest cancer hospital in the nation. The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) provides opportunities for pickleball players of all ages and skill levels—professionals, amateurs and recreational—to compete in world-class pickleball events for the opportunity to win prize money and be seen on more than 40 hours of nationally televised pickleball action on CBS Sports, ESPN and FOX Sports. Since its launch in 2019, the APP has operated the first and only pro and amateur pickleball tour fully and officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball and became the first pickleball organization ever to establish an official headquarters and training center with The Fort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The APP Tour’s 2024 schedule features the most robust pickleball showcase across pro and amateur competitions, with 20 events across the country offering various combinations of single, doubles and mixed doubles play as well as pro team competitions. The APP prides itself on growing the game and developing the next generation of pickleball champions through its nationwide network of APP UTR Sports Pickleball Leagues and the Doubles Dink for Cancer fundraising program benefitting the American Cancer Society; support of international pickleball events and the APP’s Atlantic Cup, featuring Team USA vs. Team Europe; and youth initiatives including the APP Junior Circuit, APP Next Gen Series and APP Next Gen U.S. National Team. The 2024 tournament schedule, recent news and additional information about the APP are available at theapp.global and on Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global Company Website https://theapp.global

May 09, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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MODERN MARKET EATERY DEBUTS SUSTAINABLE SHRIMP IN ITS NEW SUMMER MENU ROLLOUT

Modern Market Eatery

Modern Market Eatery, the Colorado-based fast casual concept specializing in scratch-made meals using clean ingredients, announced today the addition of sustainable shrimp to the summer menu. The new summer menu rolls out across Modern Market Eatery’s 31 restaurants nationwide today. The shrimp is sourced only from farms certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), whose work with fisheries, scientists and industry stakeholders ensure oceans are fished sustainably to make it easier for consumers to find and buy certified sustainable seafood. Modern Market Eatery is doing just that for its guests by incorporating only MSC-certified shrimp in its menu items. Modern Market Eatery guests have demonstrated their affinity for seafood as salmon and tuna are among the brand’s best-selling options. After careful sourcing, the summer menu will feature the following sustainable shrimp entrees in addition to the core menu: Shrimp BLT Salad – In Modern Market Eatery’s take on BLT, magical bacon bread crumbs (combination of panko and bacon) join chilled herbed shrimp in its salad made of arugula and spring mix, heirloom cherry tomato and red onion. To top it off, blue cheese and avocado are placed on top of the chilled herb shrimp along with a generous sprinkle of these special bacon breadcrumbs. The dish is finished with a low-fat, basil buttermilk dressing, bringing diners a bright, fresh and delicious summer option for combatting the heat. Green Goddess Shrimp Bowl – Contrary to typical green goddess dressing, Modern Market Eatery’s version is lighter and healthier with its Greek yogurt base and capers’ addition. The dressing is drizzled on top of a bed of organic rice and quinoa, marinated kale, roasted zucchini, watermelon radish, marinated red pepper, goat cheese and the menu’s debut -- chilled herb shrimp to make this bowl the perfect dish to enjoy during the heat of summer. Protein Option – Sustainable shrimp can now be added to any menu item as a protein selection in guests’ customizations. Modern Market Eatery’s emphasis on healthy-sourced proteins has been at its core since the company’s founding 15 years ago. The quality of the proteins, coupled with their versatility, have been offered as freshly sliced-to-order options, and sustainable shrimp will afford diners the same choices. Also debuting on the summer menu is the Sweet Corn Chicken Pizza and a return of a Modern Market Eatery fan favorite, Summer Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. “At Modern Market Eatery, we never cease to innovate. That’s exactly what we did with the debut of sustainable shrimp on our new summer menu. We continue to deliver food our guests enjoy through a healthy, sustainable lens without ever skimping on flavor,” explains Nate Weir, vice president of culinary at Modern Market Eatery. “The new, herbaceous menu items are no exception to our commitment to food standards and our guests’ preferences. Our seafood entrees have continuously been among our top sellers, and the addition of these new shrimp items affords them yet another choice. Our sustainable shrimp offers a lighter, versatile protein that can complement any dish on Modern Market Eatery’s menu, even those where shrimp isn’t the headliner. It pairs well with many of our new and core menu items, and we’re confident our guests will embrace this new protein option,” Weir concludes. About Modern Market Eatery Founded in 2009 in Boulder, Colo., Denver-based Modern Market Eatery continues to prove faster food can be better food by making it easy to access fresh, nourishing and delicious meals. Fresh salads, grain and protein bowls, toasted sandwiches and brick oven pizzas comprise the brand’s scratch-made menu. Modern Market Eatery, part of the restaurant platform company Modern Restaurants Concepts, operates more than 30 locations across Colo., Texas, Ariz., Mo. and Kan., as well as Denver International Airport and the University of Notre Dame campus. For additional information about Modern Market Eatery, please visit modernmarket.com or visit the brand on Instagram or TikTok. Information on franchising opportunities can be found here. About Modern Restaurant Concepts Modern Restaurant Concepts is one of the largest fast casual restaurant platforms in North America, with nearly 800 units across two brands, QDOBA and Modern Market Eatery. The system operates corporate-owned and franchised units across nearly every U.S. state as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. Contact Details PAIRELATIONS, LLC Susan J. Turkell +1 303-766-4343 sturkell@pairelations.com Company Website https://modernmarket.com/

May 08, 2024 08:26 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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AAPI-Owned Three Ships Beauty Raises $2.5 Million

Three Ships Beauty

The award-winning brand will use the additional funding to further expand in the US market, invest in brand and growth marketing, and strengthen the team with strategic hires to continue scaling retail and e-commerce growth. “This is huge for Three Ships and we’re just so excited,” says Connie Lo, co-founder of Three Ships Beauty. “Thanks to this funding from Thrive, we can expand our market reach and build more awareness around the products people already love. And with the right team in place, there’s no limit to what we can achieve together.” “We’re so grateful for investors like BDC’s Thrive Venture Fund who not only believe in our mission but share our values,” adds Laura Burget, co-founder of Three Ships Beauty. “We have great products that really work, and our customers love them. Now we can grow that awareness and make natural, effective skincare accessible to more people.” “It has been truly remarkable to witness Three Ships Beauty’s impressive growth, expanding customer traction and recognition in the North American market,” said Mona Minhas, Partner, Thrive Venture Fund. “The company’s evolution to date, coupled with their steadfast commitment to improving transparency and sustainability in the skincare industry, fills us with anticipation for their next exciting phase of growth.’’ Three Ships Beauty has become synonymous with natural-skincare innovation and efficacy. With a commitment to transparency and sustainability, every product is created with science-backed, plant-derived ingredients, free of fillers or chemicals, and packaged in 100% recyclable materials. In 2023, Three Ships expanded its distribution to Whole Foods locations across North America and achieved profitability with an impressive 65% growth in total revenue. To start off 2024, they unveiled First Light Vitamin C + Caffeine Eye Cream – one of their most highly requested products – selling one unit every 30 seconds on launch day. Connie and Laura were listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2022, and received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® in Ontario (2022), and RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs of the Year (2021). Their appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den further solidified their status as pioneers in the Canadian entrepreneurial scene, garnering widespread national attention. ABOUT THREE SHIPS BEAUTY Founded by Connie Lo and Laura Burget, Three Ships Beauty has become an effective, natural, sustainable skincare brand focused on transparency and transforming the clean beauty space. From farm to shelf, each product includes science-backed plant-derived ingredients, no fillers or chemicals, and is housed in 100% recyclable packaging. Better for the planet and better for the skin, Three Ships promises to deliver uncomplicated skincare backed by natural ingredients and real science. Their impressive products and successful launches have led them to continuous product sell-outs, including their 6x sell-out hero product, Skin Hero Bio-Retinol Serum, and 8x sell-out best-seller, the Dew Drops Serum. Continuously choosing upcycled ingredients, innovative packaging, and a commitment to fulfill a circular economy, Three Ships has met the standard of sustainable and eco-friendly skincare every step of the way. www.threeshipsbeauty.com About BDC Capital BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs. With over $6 billion under management, BDC Capital serves as a strategic partner to the country’s most innovative firms. It offers businesses a full spectrum of capital, from seed investments to growth equity, as well as fund investments, supporting Canadian entrepreneurs who have the ambition to stand out on the world stage. Visit bdc.ca/capital. Contact Details All My Friends Agency Sarah Lindenberg +1 647-200-1820 sarah@allmyfriendsagency.com Company Website https://www.threeshipsbeauty.com/

May 08, 2024 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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