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ARway.ai sees positive results from deployment of AR wayfinding at campus of Brandenburg University

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ARway.ai Chief Product Officer Shadnam Khan joined Steve Darling from Proactive to unveil the successful deployment of an innovative AR navigation system within the 5G campus network built by Deutsche Telekom AG at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences campus in Germany. The fully funded partnership with the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences and its prestigious institute ifii (Institute for Innovation and Information Management), originally announced in October 2023, revolutionizes the way faculty and visitors experience the university campus. It provides a seamless and intuitive AR experience and AR-powered navigation. As part of their 2024 roadmap, the university will implement, evaluate, and publish research on over 20 different use cases with ARway's technology, highlighting the depth of this collaboration. Khan emphasized that a significant number of master's students are conducting their theses on AR, leveraging the new system for their research. This academic involvement underscores the system's role not only as a navigational tool but also as a platform for academic and technological exploration. The company anticipates that this project will set new standards for digital campus experiences and open new pathways for the application of AR and 5G technologies in various sectors. Contact Details Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879 action@proactiveinvestors.com

April 03, 2024 10:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ukrainian critical minerals for British technologies: BGV presented Ukraine's mining potential in London

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On March 26, one of the largest investment companies in Ukraine - BGV Group Management presented at the highest level in London opportunities for cooperation with Ukraine in the field of mining. BGV’s founder, Gennadii Butkevych, as well as its management team were invited to join British parliamentarians, members of the House of Lords and state ministers to participate in an official event on investment in Ukraine, which took place in the Houses of Parliament. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss British-Ukrainian partnership in the field of critical minerals mining, which will help the United Kingdom to develop advanced technologies and promote the transition to clean energy. The event was attended by Lord Martin Callanan - Under Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Green Investment at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, and Bob Seely MP. Representatives of Ukrainian business were also present. In its speech, the BGV team noted three main areas of development in the British-Ukrainian bilateral partnership: FAMILIARIZATION WITH THE MINING POTENTIAL OF UKRAINE Ukraine has all the prerequisites to become one of Britain’s main suppliers of critical minerals crucial for advanced technologies and the green energy transition. 117+ types of minerals have been discovered across Ukraine’s rich subsoil. In particular, the country has reserves of 22 out of 30 raw materials resources that have been identified as critical by the EU. Ukrainian lands have significant deposits of beryllium, zirconium, titanium, rare earths and others, and graphite reserves in Ukraine are among the largest in the world. Many Ukrainian deposits are located on Europe’s doorstep, which provides profitable logistics with low transport costs. INSURANCE OF RISKS War risks insurance is currently an extremely necessary tool for protecting foreign investments in Ukraine. In 2023, Britain set an example to the whole world by unlocking insurance coverage for exporters of Ukrainian grain through the Ukrainian Black Sea corridor. Private British investments in the Ukrainian economy, in particular in raw materials projects, also need a similar effective insurance mechanism. The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has already started to provide war risks insurance guarantees in Ukraine from the Trust Fund for the Support of the Reconstruction and Economy of Ukraine. Opportunities for trade insurance in Ukraine and investments in local projects are also provided by America (USDFC and USAID), Japan (NEXI), Poland (Kuke), Germany (administered by PricewaterhouseCoopers) and others. INVESTMENTS IN MINING The BGV team called on British business to increase investment activity within the mining industry in Ukraine. During his speech in the Houses of Parliament, Serhii Voitsekhovskyi emphasized that BGV is ready to become a reliable partner of British investors and companies in the field of critical minerals. BGV Group and Gennadii Butkevych as its founder have already invested more than 100 million dollars in Ukrainian mining projects in 8 years to help Ukraine emerge as a leader in global critical minerals. In particular, two main mining projects of BGV Group Management were presented at the event. THE BALAKHIV PROJECT, the BGV team has currently completed all laboratory and pilot tests of graphite, which is widely used in battery production, identified the enrichment technology and is designing a production complex. In 2025, the company plans to start construction of one of the largest graphite production complexes in Europe, the potential capacity of which will be 50 thousand tons of high-quality graphite concentrate per year, of which 19 thousand tons are suitable for the production of spherical graphite. This, the company’s experts note, will cover a significant part of the EU market needs. PERZHANSK COMPLEX BERYLLIUM DEPOSIT, Serhii Voitsekhovskyi also presented to the participants of the meeting details of BGV’s hydrometallurgical tests and assessment of reserves according to international standards. Next year, in 2025, the BGV team plans to complete work on the preliminary feasibility study (PFS) for the search of potential strategic investors for the project. In conclusion, the representatives of Gennadii Butkevych's BGV investment group emphasized that cooperation with Ukraine in the field of critical minerals can provide Britain with a powerful raw material base for the development of a number of technologies and innovations in medicine, the automotive industry, computer technologies, lasers, navigation, telecommunications devices, the aerospace industry and many others. What is no less important: it will also help to avoid raw material dependence of European countries on Chinese critical minerals. The event was organized by CEO Club and Bob Seely MP. Contact Details BGV Group Management Press Contact +380 44 277 1430 press@bgv.com.ua

April 03, 2024 02:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Stanton Chase Expands to Burgeoning Huntsville, Alabama Through Its New Office

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Stanton Chase proudly announces the inauguration of its newest office in Huntsville, Alabama. Two of the company’s leading executives are spearheading the initiative. Al Smith, Jr., is the youngest managing partner in Stanton Chase’s history and is collaborating with seasoned advisor Daniel Casteel. Casteel is also a managing partner and the Stanton Chase Global Functional Leader for CEO Search and Succession, bringing nearly 25 years of industry experience to the new office. The Huntsville office gives Stanton Chase a “boots on the ground” presence in Alabama’s fastest-growing market. Nicknamed “The Rocket City,” Huntsville’s population has surged in recent years and has been named the number one best job market in the U.S. Already the largest city in the state and an affordable place to live, the area also has a reputation as an aerospace, defense, and technology hub. Bioscience and advanced manufacturing also have a strong presence, and the city’s population growth is driving commercial, residential, and industrial construction. The strategic location of the new Stanton Chase office places it in close proximity to esteemed organizations such as Dynetics, ADTRAN, SAIC, and Toyota Manufacturing. These industry leaders align seamlessly with Stanton Chase's expertise in executive recruitment and leadership advisory, facilitating tailored partnerships with organizations poised for success. As the inaugural Stanton Chase presence in north Alabama, the Huntsville office serves as a pivotal hub, catering to the needs of forward-thinking businesses and fostering impactful collaborations statewide. “I am honored to be part of Huntsville's dynamic growth and flourishing business community," stated Al Smith, Jr. "Amidst its palpable energy and burgeoning enterprises, Huntsville stands poised to emerge as a leading business hub in the Southeast. I look forward to collaborating with local organizations, leveraging our expertise in executive search and leadership advisory to drive strategic growth and foster impactful leadership development initiatives across the region.” Daniel Casteel echoed this sentiment, saying, “I have been in this industry for years, and it is clear that Huntsville has significant potential for growth.” The managing partner added, “At Stanton Chase, integrity, transparency, and discipline are at the core of every client and candidate relationship we build. These are the standards that we intend to bring to the Huntsville office. By immersing ourselves in our clients’ cultures, operations, and leadership dynamics, we gain valuable insights into their vision and needs, which enables us to forge enduring partnerships that will last.” Both Smith and Casteel eagerly anticipate the challenges and opportunities ahead as they collaborate to establish the new Huntsville office as a pivotal asset within the broader Stanton Chase global community. For those with questions or comments regarding the new office or who have executive search or leadership advisory inquiries, please contact Al Smith via the information provided below. About Stanton Chase Stanton Chase is a top-ranked global executive search and leadership advisory consulting firm. For over three decades, Stanton Chase has been at the forefront of corporate leadership, providing unparalleled support to its clients. Learn more about Stanton Chase and the Huntsville office on our website. Stanton Chase Contact Name: Al Smith, Jr. Company: Stanton Chase ​ Address: 4100 Market Street, SW; Ste. 100​ Huntsville, AL 35808​ Phone: (256) 665-9953 Contact Details digifora Justin Brackett +1 843-284-6594 justin@digifora.com Company Website https://digifora.com

April 02, 2024 01:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder Group and Gender Ideology Opponent to Press Disney on Discrimination at Company’s Annual Meeting

NLPC

National Legal and Policy Center, an investor in The Walt Disney Company, and healthcare accountability group Do No Harm, will present a shareholder proposal at the iconic media and entertainment corporation’s annual meeting on April 3. The measure asks the company to investigate its discriminatory pay and benefits policies – specifically addressing where employees affected by gender-switching advocacy have been psychologically or medically harmed, without providing remedial care – and reporting to shareholders why such compensation gaps exist at an allegedly tolerant company. Speaking at the Disney meeting in support of the proposal will be Chloe Cole, patient advocate for Do No Harm, who has testified before legislative bodies nationwide in opposition to gender ideology and its destructive health consequences. Ms. Cole will address the company’s board of directors, including beleaguered CEO Robert Iger, and tell her story about her difficulties in finding medical care and insurance coverage in her efforts to “de-transition,” after trying earlier in her life to switch from the biological sex she was born with. Ahead of the Disney meeting, NLPC released a one-minute video to highlight the shareholder proposal. The corporate and government watchdog also filed a white paper with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month to more fully explain the necessity for the company to investigate its discriminatory policies. “Disney has been so proud about its 100-percent score on the Corporate Equality Index, designed by the pro-LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Campaign, which requires companies to cover sex change treatments in their health insurance offerings,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “Now we call upon Mr. Iger to lead the way for Corporate America to provide equal care for those who have suffered physical harm as a result, and who want bodily restoration. Besides the damage they have suffered, they are also discriminated against.” As NLPC points out in its shareholder proposal, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission considers failure to provide equivalent pay and benefits based on categories including “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” as discriminatory. Even the Securities and Exchange Commission agreed with NLPC that de-transitioning individuals fit under such classifications when considering unfairness in corporate compensation practices. In its opposition statement (p. 104 at link) to the proposal, Disney alleges that NLPC is just trying to “generate attention” with a “narrow focus…to advance a limited agenda.” “Disney acts as if people like me don’t exist,” said Chloe Cole. “I intend to make sure the board and Mr. Iger hear that the company’s irrational gender ideology policies are actually destructive, and that I am a victim of policies like it. De-transitioners like me are not going away. With the numbers of LGBTQIA+ workers at the company who have sought ill-advised sex changes, you can bet that litigation over deception, and discriminatory benefits policies, won’t be far behind.” You can read NLPC’s shareholder proposal at its website. Learn more about Do No Harm at its website. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

April 01, 2024 01:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Springtime Home Renovation: Bathroom Edition

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As we gear up for spring, it's time to give our bathrooms a much-needed makeover. HGTV star and renovation expert Scott McGillivray teamed up with Bath Fitter on a satellite media tour to share tips on how bath fitter can help you achieve a beautiful, mess-free renovation in no time. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/1nbWq_lewI4 Bath Fitter provides a fast, simple way to achieve a beautiful, mess-free bathroom renovation in as little as 24 hours. Offering a variety of designs that suit every style, Bath Fitter provides a long-lasting, cost-effective alternative to traditional bathroom remodels without ever sacrificing quality, durability, or functionality. Bath Fitter custom-made, high-gloss acrylic tubs and showers are made from the same premium acrylic found in high-end spas. This superior material requires minimal maintenance and wipes clean with ease. The seamless no-grout wall system from Bath Fitter provides a watertight seal built to last a lifetime. Unlike traditional bathroom remodels, which often involve lengthy delays, messy demolition, stress, and unexpected fees, Bath Fitter eliminates renovation pain points. High-gloss acrylic tubs and showers from Bath Fitter are custom made to fit precisely over existing units, creating a sleek, permanent solution for an instant bathroom upgrade. Tub-over-tub solutions from Bath Fitter offer a sleek, cost-effective alternative to a demolition renovation, while maintaining exceptional quality and eliminating unforeseen pain points that can often come with remodeling. Whether you’re embracing Scandinavian minimalism or want to bring some contemporary English Country to your bathroom, Bath Fitter offers a range of timeless custom designs for homeowners and renters to seamlessly complement their style and aesthetic. Committed to bathrooms that will stand the test of time, Bath Fitter backs its products with a lifetime transferable warranty. Your perfect bath is out there, and Bath Fitter is here to help you every step of the way. Visit www.bathfitter.com to learn more, schedule a one-on-one consultation, and find a showroom near you. About Scott McGillivray For more than a decade, homeowners and aspiring investors have enjoyed the warmth and humor of Scott’s easygoing approach to real estate investing. As the host and executive producer of HGTV’s award-winning series Income Property, Scott made making money in real estate a reality for hundreds of hardworking homeowners across North America. Since then, through endeavors in education, public speaking and linear and digital television production, Scott has empowered countless others to take control of their finances by making smart renovation and real estate choices. Scott’s interest in diversifying his brand experience has led him to expand into a number of areas, including business. He’s CEO of McGillivray Group and McGillivray Entertainment, co-founder of real estate investing education company, Keyspire, and an accomplished real estate investor with hundreds of properties across North America. Recently, he has expanded his business real estate reach into the areas of multi-use and multi-residential development projects. Scott is also a respected influencer who engages daily with his 1M+ followers. People from across the globe have been drawn to his approachable personality, and they trust him to provide useful and financially sensible advice. He is a proud ambassador for Habitat for Humanity Canada, and enjoys teaching people from all walks of life about how they can become homeowners and use real estate to improve their lives. When he’s not on a build site, speaking in front of a sold-out audience or filming one of his many shows, you can find Scott at home in Toronto, ON spending time with his wife Sabrina and daughters, Myah and Layla. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

April 01, 2024 10:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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U.S. Ferrosilicon Producers File Petitions to Stop Unfairly Traded Imports from Russia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Brazil

U.S. Ferrosilicon Producers

CC Metals and Alloys, LLC (“CCMA”) and Ferroglobe USA, Inc. (“Ferroglobe”), representing all American ferrosilicon production, today filed petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) and U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) alleging that unfairly priced and subsidized ferrosilicon imports from Russia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Brazil are causing material injury to U.S. industry. The antidumping and countervailing duty petitions detail unfair trade practices to sell ferrosilicon at less than fair value and allege dumping margins of up to 212%, as well as numerous subsidies. The petitions detail the extensive injury suffered by the U.S. industry and its workers, and request relief in the form of special duties on all associated imports. “The onslaught of dumped imports from these countries over the last three years has caused serious harm to the U.S. industry, its workers, and the communities in which we operate,” said Marco Levi, Chief Executive Officer of Ferroglobe PLC. “A successful outcome in these cases will allow us to get back to work on a level playing field.” “American producers can compete with anyone in the world, as long as we’re all playing by the same rules,” said Chris Cobb, CCMA’s plant manager. “Bringing these cases allows us to protect our colleagues, employees, and communities. Fortunately, our country’s trade laws are set up to support fair trade. On behalf of our employees, customers, and colleagues, we look forward to seeing those laws enforced and those who violate our laws held accountable.” The cases filed today cover all types of ferrosilicon, regardless of chemistry, grade, or physical form. After today’s filing, Commerce will initiate its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations by April 17, 2024, and the ITC is expected to make a preliminary injury determination by May 13, 2024. About the CCMA and Ferroglobe CCMA traces its roots back to 1949, when it was founded as a producer of large-volume commodity ferroalloys for the steel industry in Calvert City, Kentucky. Today CCMA is an ISO 9001 certified leading manufacturer of more than 40 different products including 18 different ferrosilicons and more than 20 different magnesium ferrosilicon inoculants, high purity, 3%-9% magnesium and proprietary alloys. CCMA ships over 100,000 metric tons of finished product annually from our manufacturing facility in Calvert City, KY via barge, rail and truck. Ferroglobe is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Ferroglobe PLC, a world-leading producer of ferrosilicon, silicon metal, and manganese-based alloys, serving a customer base across the globe in dynamic and fast-growing end markets, such as solar, automotive, consumer products, construction and energy. Through its subsidiaries, Ferroglobe owns metallurgical manufacturing facilities and other operations in Ohio, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Indiana, Florida and Kentucky. For more information, visit https://www.ccmetals.com/ and https://www.ferroglobe.com/ Contact Details EAH Strategies, LLC Elizabeth Heaton +1 202-445-9858 elizabeth@eahstrategiesllc.com

March 28, 2024 04:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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FeganScott Managing Partner Elizabeth Fegan Named to Inaugural 2024 Forbes Top 200 Lawyers List

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FeganScott Managing Partner Elizabeth Fegan has been named one of Forbes’ Top 200 Lawyers. Forbes debuts this inaugural list to recognize lawyers who are leaders in their fields, hold impressive track records in their specialties, and are highly respected by their peers and clients. Since co-founding FeganScott in 2019, Fegan has established herself as a powerful force in a wide range of legal issues, including complex multidistrict litigation involving consumer fraud and privacy, sex abuse, and identity theft, among others. “It is an honor to be included among such distinguished peers on the Forbes Top 200 Lawyers List,” said Fegan. “I have dedicated my career and my firm’s resources to securing justice for those who have been wronged and holding the powerful to account. I am grateful for the recognition of our work and thankful that my clients trust me.” Under Fegan’s leadership, FeganScott has developed a sterling reputation for leading complex class action cases. Recently, Fegan was appointed to serve as counsel for the class members represented in the landmark multibillion class action settlements against major chemical companies— 3M, DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva. The combined $13.6 billion in settlements resolve claims that the companies contaminated the nation’s drinking water served by public water systems across the United States with PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals.” The firm also recently announced preliminary approval of a settlement in its class action lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia on behalf of vehicle owners who claimed the automobile manufacturers sold millions of vehicles that do not contain a standard safety component to prevent car theft. The settlement is valued at more than $200 million. In its groundbreaking work in representing survivors of sexual abuse, FeganScott secured a jury verdict in February of more than $10 million for ten customers of a popular Lancaster, Ohio, holistic health spa who claimed a former massage therapist sexually abused them during visits to the spa. As with all Forbes lists, the Top 200 Lawyers List was compiled based on rigorous research and evaluation. Despite coming from different backgrounds, specializations, and geographic regions, all the lawyers on the list share a reputation for integrity and notable accomplishment. About FeganScott FeganScott is a national class action law firm dedicated to helping victims of consumer fraud, data privacy, sexual abuse, and discrimination. The firm is championed by acclaimed veteran, class action attorneys who have successfully recovered $1 billion for victims nationwide. FeganScott is committed to pursuing successful outcomes with integrity and excellence while holding the responsible parties accountable. Contact Details Mark Firmani feganscottpr@firmani.com Company Website https://feganscott.com

March 27, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Change Is Needed In The Moving Industry – Here’s How Muvr.io Is Revolutionizing It

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By Meg Flippin, Benzinga Moving your belongings, picking up Marketplace purchases, and moving large amounts of storage or home waste just got easier thanks to Muvr.io. The on-demand moving app company is setting out to revolutionize an industry known for customer and worker dissatisfaction. Vying to be the Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) of moving, Muvr offers customers transparent pricing, quality service and on-demand booking, all through its easy-to-use mobile app. Users pick the date for the move and number of boxes, and Muvr takes it from there. Muvr is also trailblazing in worker satisfaction. It treats its drivers and movers fairly, paying them a competitive rate and letting them choose when and how much they work. The positive impact there, then flows on to benefit clients. It’s something founder Rico Suarez, a professional mover for years, says wasn’t always afforded workers in the moving industry. “In the early days of my career as a young and ambitious mover, I experienced firsthand the harsh realities of an industry where workers were often taken advantage of and undervalued,” says Suarez. “I toiled tirelessly, dedicating long hours and immense physical effort to help people move their cherished possessions, only to be met with low pay, little care, and an overall lack of respect. This was a turning point for me.” Out of that frustration, Suarez launched Muvr in 2023 and hasn’t looked back. From customers to workers, here’s how Muvr is disrupting the moving industry with its on-demand service. People Keep On Moving Muvr’s disruptive business model in the moving industry comes at a good time. Even after many people left cities during the pandemic, people are continuing to move within the U.S. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move 11.7 times in their lifetime. The $21 billion plus industry is expected to continue growing for the foreseeable future. Beyond the U.S., Muvr also sees a substantial opportunity to disrupt the moving industry. Currently, however, the moving industry is known for questionable service and outright scams. Murky pricing enables companies to hit consumers with unforeseen fees for anything from an extra pickup to additional insurance. People are fed up and are looking for better service and Muvr wants to deliver that by providing customers with full pricing transparency through the app. Muvr’s pricing structure is clear, reasonable and free from hidden costs or surprises. Customers know exactly how much the move will cost them. From booking to paying and tracking, everything is at consumers’ fingertips, erasing the worry and stress that usually comes with moving. This commitment to transparency extends to the company’s gig workers, who are provided with detailed information about their compensation and job assignments. That, says Muvr, sets it apart and should ensure loyalty among its gig workers, as well as retainment of the best movers, which is also important to the success of an on-demand service. Less turnover means more dependability in the services it offers. Its Service Is Resonating The strategy is paying off. Despite being in the early stages of its business, Muvr is already profitable and is optimistic about its growth potential. It runs a lean business, ensuring it is achieving operational efficiency. It also goes beyond moving between apartments, homes and offices. Customers can also hire Muvr for same-day delivery of purchases from any store in its service area. The delivery is backed by Muvr’s multi-million dollar insurance policy. Users can further use Muvr to deliver couches, softs, dressers and other big items purchased through online marketplaces like OfferUp, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and many others. Muvr will go 150 miles outside of its service area to pick up an item. Then there’s Muvr’s junk removal service. With just a few taps on a smartphone, customers can book a team of two insured and vetted independent movers who will come to their location, remove their furniture and take it to a disposal or donation center. Not only does Muvr save customers time and effort, it is also an eco-friendly solution for removing unwanted furniture. Rather than dumping your old furniture in a landfill, Muvr movers will work to find a disposal or donation center that can recycle or repurpose it. To learn more about the services Muvr offers in the moving industry click here. Diversifying In The Marketplace By saturating the dynamic market with its on-demand services, Muvr ensures that its revenue stream remains diversified. That protects its revenue and provides several areas of future growth. Currently, it is operating across California, but it plans to replicate the business model in markets across the country and eventually internationally. It helps that Muvr is growing organically through word of mouth, which not only helps keep costs down but is a testament to the viability of its business model. Satisfied customers are spreading the word because they like the service. They are also following CEO Suarez on Facebook and Instagram at substantial rates. Muvr is shaking up the moving industry and aiming to be the Uber of its industry. For big and small investors it potentially provides a unique way to get in on a company that is trailblazing and transforming an industry urgently in need of change. To learn more about how Muvr is disrupting the moving industry, click here. Featured photo courtesy of Muvr.io. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

March 27, 2024 09:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Timothy Applegate Elected as Board Chair Elect for National Contract Management Association

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The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), dedicated to advancing the contract management profession, proudly announces the appointment of Timothy Applegate as its Board Chair for Program Year 2026, that begins July 1, 2025. A retired Colonel in the United States Air Force, Mr. Applegate brings over 36 years of acquisition and contracting expertise to the role. Mr. Applegate is currently a distinguished member of the Senior Executive Service and Director of the Acquisition Management and Integration Center at Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC), where he is responsible for overseeing a total acquisition portfolio exceeding $20 billion. A devoted member of NCMA since 1992, an NCMA Certified Professional Contract Manager™ (CPCM™) certificant, Board Member (2018- 2021 and 2023-2024), and Board Advisor (2021-2022), Mr. Applegate is a dedicated and long-standing champion of NCMA and the role it plays in the advancement of the contract management profession. "It is a privilege to serve alongside such esteemed colleagues and I look forward to working with the NCMA's dedicated members and partners,” said Mr. Applegate. Kraig Conrad, CEO of NCMA, added, "Tim's wealth of experience and expertise is truly invaluable to meet our strategic objectives. Over the past six years, he has been instrumental in fostering the growth and evolution of our association through his dedicated service. I am eager to collaborate with him to advance our Common Language Initiative and expand our partnerships to elevate the profession with international standards.” With Mr. Applegate assuming the role of Board Chair-Elect, NCMA is poised to further enhance its programs and standards, ensuring that practitioners receive unparalleled support and opportunities for professional development and certification. The entire NCMA community eagerly looks forward to the transformative leadership that Mr. Applegate will bring to the organization. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) – www.ncmahq.org – has grown as a professional society whose mission is to collaborate towards a globally recognized contract management profession that strengthens its nexus with related acquisition communities. Serving approximately 20,000 members in both the public and private sectors, NCMA propels the growth, advancement, and impact of practitioners through a steadfast commitment to serve through the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. Contact Details National Contract Management Assocation Holly DeHesa +1 281-865-3296 holly.dehesa@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org

March 26, 2024 06:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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