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Holiday Gifts that Bring Joy

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People are gifting differently this year. We see consumers turning to retail therapy to deal with 2020. Many of us are looking for ways to buy consciously and pay it forward this holiday season. Many trends this year show consumers turning to retail therapy this holiday season. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/9UcTLZhz7ec Sustainable Style Technology gifts are hotter than ever and some have thankfully become more sustainable. LifeProof now has a full line of sustainable phone cases, but with the same durability and protection we all love about them. This is the new LifeProof WAKE case which is made with over 85% of ocean-based plastic. It’s sleek in design, comes in 4 different colors and this is the best part -- when you purchase a case from LifeProof, you get to choose one of the company’s non-profit partners to receive a donation on your behalf. So it’s a gift you can feel good about giving. Educational Fun Educational gifting is a huge trend this year, with virtual learning challenging many parents to find ways to make learning at home fun and engaging. The GraviTrax Starter Set, for instance, is an interactive marble run and construction toy set that lets kids experiment with concepts such as gravity and magnetism, infusing play time with some fun learning. The whole family can create different tracks and work together or independently to figure out the fastest way to get your marble to the finish line, and you can add accessories (also available at Target) to take your tracks to even greater heights. GraviTrax​ is a really great hands-on toy that helps develop problem solving skills and creative thinking! Toys for Everyone on Your List Many retailers are finding ways to make holiday shopping easier and safer than ever before. Macy’s once again has a great selection of toys for everyone on your list and at all price points. You can find everything from classic board games, to Disney favorites like the Mandalorian and Frozen. Macy’s has also made it super easy to shop with their convenient payment and shipping options such buy online, pick up in store, and same-day delivery with DoorDash and you can always split your online purchase into 4 easy payments with Klarna. Crazy for Crafting With a lot more time at home, crafting gifts have become very popular. The Brother ScanNCut DX SDX85 is a great gift idea for the crafting enthusiast or someone looking for a new creative hobby. Use it for last-minute holiday cards, festive decorations, and more. This is the only series of electronic cutting machines with true auto-blade sensing technology and a built-in scanner. ScanNCut DX SDX85 has 251 built in designs, so you can get crafting right out of the box! Or you can easily transfer your own unique designs to the machine via USB or WiFi connectivity. About Ereka Vetrini: Ereka Vetrini is a TV Host, Lifestyle Expert, Brand Spokesperson, Producer, Blogger and proud mom of two who got her start on Donald Trump‘s “The Apprentice” season 1. Ereka is currently the host of Lifetime’s Access Health. Access Health brings you the latest cutting-edge developments and innovations in medicine, nutrition and fitness, so women everywhere can take charge of their health starting today! She is also a regular contributor to NBC’s 1st Look and NY Live. As an on-air correspondent for NBC she covers the hottest spots to dine, travel and shop! Ereka was previously the host of TLC Sunday Brunch where she brought you the very best brunch & cocktail recipes, styling tips and so much more! As a mother of two, Ereka enjoys spending every spare minute running after her 9 and 7-year-old. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 16, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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LineSwings launches to help gamblers analyze betting opportunities during games

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On the heels of legalized sports betting becoming a reality on mobile devices in 12 states plus Washington D.C., LineSwings launches as an innovative startup to help bettors analyze lines during games. LineSwings offers exclusive data and graphs of the live lines and money lines throughout NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA men’s basketball games. As a Philadelphia-based company, the new service is now available nationwide as a free service at LineSwings.com and via their iOS app in the App Store. An app for Android devices is in development. “Live in-game betting is one of the fastest growing types of gambling,” said Patrick Dougherty, Managing Partner of LineSwings. “The information we offer at LineSwings can’t be found via the sportsbooks. LineSwings.com and our app provides sports gamblers an interface for tracking, analyzing and seizing opportunities.” In addition to providing real-time analytics, LineSwings users can be alerted via text or app notification when the line undergoes a significant swing during the game. For example, on Nov. 1, 2020, the Los Angeles Rams opened as a 3.5-point favorite over the Miami Dolphins. With the Dolphins leading 28-10 in the 2nd quarter, the line swung to make the Rams 16.5-point underdogs. When the underdog becomes the favorite, the line is considered inverted. The Rams came back in the game and lost by only 9. If a user set their alerts for either a 14+ point spread differential or a 14+ point inversion, he or she would have been notified in real time. LineSwings was founded by Philadelphia businessmen Dan Abato, Patrick Dougherty and Mike Rosenello, owners of ADR Technologies, LLC. They saw an opportunity to create LineSwings shortly after sports gambling became legal on mobile devices in their home state of Pennsylvania. Since LineSwings is not a sportsbook, sports fans can enjoy the data and analytics in all 50 states and around the world. As of Dec. 15, sports betting is legal on mobile devices in the following 12 states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Oregon, Colorado, West Virginia, Iowa and New Hampshire. Michigan will be added to that list in the coming weeks. Additional states are expected to approve sports betting on mobile devices in 2021. LineSwings consumers can make use of the information to become a smarter gambler by placing bets with their preferred sportsbook. LineSwings does not take bets. About LineSwings LineSwings is a sports gambling analytics company that offers exclusive data and graphs of the live betting lines and money lines throughout NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA men’s basketball games. Based in Philadelphia, LineSwings is available worldwide as a free service at LineSwings.com and their iOS app via the App Store. To learn more about LineSwings, visit their FAQ page at LineSwings.com/welcome/faq. Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth.eric@gmail.com Company Website https://www.lineswings.com/

December 15, 2020 08:07 AM Eastern Standard Time

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OVER 20 NONPROFITS BENEFIT FROM NEST NURTURES IN 2020

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NEST, the leading national integrated facilities management company, announced that 25 charities have benefited from over $70,000 in cash donations through their philanthropic division NEST Nurtures. The recipients were selected by NEST’s retail partners as a way to support charities doing important work across the U.S. During the pandemic, beneficiaries of the initiative included Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (selected by Five Below), Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (selected by JOANN), Ticket to Dream Foundation (selected by Mattress Firm) and The Doe Fund (selected by Steve Madden). NEST’s CEO Rob Almond recently organized a virtual networking event with representatives from the nonprofits that received funding from NEST Nurtures. The keynote speaker for the event was Chris “Handles” Franklin, a professional basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters and founder of the Chris “Handles” Franklin Foundation. Nonprofit leaders shared inspirational stories about overcoming challenges they continue to face amidst the pandemic. “At NEST, philanthropy has been part of our DNA for 25 years,” said Almond. “But this year is clearly different with so many people in need. We leaned on our retail partners to select incredible charities across the country and, as a result, we’ve developed long lasting relationships with amazing people doing unprecedented work.” The following is a list of nonprofits that received a donation from NEST Nurtures in 2020: Boys & Girls Club of America Boys & Girls Club of Broward County Boys & Girls Club of San Gabriel Valley Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Chris “Handles” Franklin Foundation Community Crisis Center, Inc. Congregation Torat Emet Dress for Success Epilepsy Foundation GenYouth Make a Wish Foundation National Multiple Sclerosis Society No Kid Hungry Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition Project Lemonade PDX Safe-Sound Share Food Program Spirit of Children St. Jude The Doe Fund The Little Bit Foundation Ticket to Dream Foundation United Inner City Services Wichita Children’s Home Women’s Community Revitalization Project In July of 2020, NEST established NEST Nurtures as a new division of their company that focuses on supporting nonprofits and improving communities around the country. NEST Nurtures’ goal is to expand on the company’s philanthropic endeavors that NEST has fulfilled since they were founded in 1994. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities have been longtime beneficiaries of NEST. As retailers across the U.S. and Canada continue to respond to the pandemic, NEST is working with retailers to keep their doors open and regain consumer confidence. From decreasing facility management expenses to streamlining operations, NEST is developing industry leading facility management strategies for more than 40 retail clients. NEST manages approximately 60,000 individual retail locations in North America. NEST is the pioneer of the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) industry in the United States and Canada since 1994. NEST’s Integrated Facilities Management solution pairs financial acumen and business analytics with a strategic consultative approach. Real-time data, reporting and analytics technology empowers business leaders and facility management teams with the informed insights that enable them to make smarter decisions. To learn more about NEST, visit enterNEST.com or follow NEST on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.enternest.com/

December 15, 2020 08:07 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Home for the ‘Huladays’ with Gretchen Connelie

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This holiday season will be different, with smaller gatherings, virtual celebrations, and many of us unable to travel to our favorite destinations. Recently, Lifestyle Expert Gretchen Connelie teamed with Tommy Bahama and YourUpdateTV to discuss some tips on making this holiday season feel special and unique. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Mr0TV2Q9ghY Perfect Holiday Menu When it comes to the menu, food can be simpler. Buy the main course from the grocery store or to go from your favorite restaurant. Make the side dishes the star of the meal instead and focus on those great side dishes that everyone always loves to much. Create individually portioned sides to help prevent cross contamination. For the bar, serve a signature drink that you pre-make and portion out. Canned cocktails, spiked seltzers, along with beer, wine and sparkling water make it a safe and easy serve bar. And don’t forget desert and all the sweets you love during the holidays. Pies are classic at the holidays, and easy to portion and serve in these individual slice containers. And for those delicious holiday cookies and sweets can be served in small cupcake containers. Also, great to save for a late-night treat. Connecting with Loved Ones…Virtually Create and package a Home for the Huladays Box, which includes menu, playlist, twinkle lights, scented candle, and more. Face time and Zoom is also a great way to stay connected. Start while you’re cooking and preparing as that’s the time you would normally spend with your guests in the kitchen. Zoom thru the meal or a toast---experience it together. A portable phone stand with ring light makes that easy to do. Gifts for Everyone in the Family Gift giving is always challenging, but this year, it’s important to take a look at how everyone has been spending their time. Here are some great options, no matter how you spend your days. Whether you are a ‘New Professional’ dressed from the waist up and in casual comfort waist down, a Peak Performer (active lifestyle wear), Cozy at Home or a Relaxologist, there is something for everyone. For more information, visit TommyBahama.com About Gretchen Connelie: Gretchen Connelie is a dynamic lifestyle & trend expert specializing in-home entertaining, fashion, and travel. She has appeared on local and national TV shows with trends, tips, & tricks that keeps hosts & viewers active and engaged. Gretchen’s charisma and ability to share high concept ideas with an approachable sensibility inspires those around her to say “I can’t wait to try that”. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 14, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Last Minute Gift Ideas from Anna De Souza

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The holidays are here and everyone is scrambling to make sure they’re ready. Recently, Tech and Lifestyle Expert, Anna De Souza, teamed with YourUpdateTV to discuss some of her favorite gift options this holiday season. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/_bVyBPBDlEg Treating Loved Ones…and Yourself After a long year, everyone could use some pampering and that means taking care of our skin, especially those areas we typically forget, like the neck and décolleté. The Strivectin Uplifing Wonder Duo includes a full size version of the #1 selling cream exclusively for the neck and décolleté, TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream PLUS, clinically proven to visibly brighten and improve wrinkles and crepiness. It also includes the new Peptight 360° Tightening Eye Serum, which targets loss of contour and crepey skin, as well as sagging of the upper eyelids. Give the Gift of Good Sleep In a year unlike any other there’s been a rise in the number of people experiencing disrupted sleep, in fact, Google searches for ‘what to do when you can’t sleep’ are up 120%. Good sleep is the foundation for good health and This Works, has hand-selected their star sleep aids into a luxurious gifting collection, designed to help you switch off, for better sleep. Each set is infused with their signature sleep Superblend – a blend of essential oils from calming Lavender to soothing Vetivert and sleep-inducing Chamomile – proven to help you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed. Gift Experiences People are traveling less for the holidays, and may have not made it to the places they love to vacation this year. Here’s a great idea to bring ‘a little bit of the beach’ to that special family, friend or colleague. Topsail Steamer is the fun you’ll want to gift up this season. Their Bay Buckets are filled with wild-caught seafood from the NC coast, andouille sausage & fresh veggies and arrive in a single-use, fully recyclable pot, you just add water or your favorite beer or wine then cook it directly on your stovetop. In just 45 minutes you have an authentic coastal seafood feast, without all the sand in your sandals. Everything is included, even the brown paper to spread out on the table. Their seasonal offerings now include holiday bundles that include cornbread and pie, too! Update Your Fitness Routine The six-in-one kettlebell from JAXJOX, the KettlebellConnect 2.0, is part resistance training system, part digital coach. It really feels like you’re exercising in the future. Users can change the weight through the app, or on the LED screen on the front of the system – it can go from 12lbs to 42lbs in just three seconds. The on-demand workouts are tracked with built-in motion sensors that track reps, power, sets, and time – making this the perfect gift for anyone trying to find a workout regimen that will keep them accountable. For more information, visit AnneDeSouza.com About Anna De Souza Anna De Souza is a digital and broadcast journalist, producer, and editor covering beauty, style, technology and lifestyle. Uncovering tomorrow’s trends today, Anna is lucky enough to test wearables that calculate calories through your skin, report on the latest runway trends as they unfold, and slather on beauty innovations that may soon earn its keep in a bathroom cabinet near you. Anna is currently a host for Yahoo! Life and contributes to The TODAY Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, New York LIVE on NBC, FOX & Friends, WCBS-NY, FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia, the PIX Morning News, Martha Stewart Radio, Fast Company, U.S. News & World Report, Allure, the New York Post, has covered the red carpet live and also serves as a brand spokesperson on QVC. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 10, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Nottingham first fund administrator and white label ETF issuer to file for conversion of mutual fund to ETF

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., 9 December 2020 – The Nottingham Company, a leading fund administrator and private label issuer to the mutual fund and ETF industry, continues its trend setting role servicing ETFs for boutique and mid-size firms, announcing today that Nottingham-affiliated entities have filed with the Security and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for conversion of an existing family of mutual funds to ETFs. The Board of a Nottingham-administered series trust approved the conversion with legal assistance from noted law firm Greenberg Traurig. Based upon the filing date and preliminary conversations, the initial fund managed by Adaptive Investments is expected to convert in January, with additional funds under the same group to follow shortly thereafter. “Over the last two to three years, there has probably been more speculation and discussion regarding the conversion of open-end mutual funds to ETFs than any other subject in the ETF industry. The non-transparent ETF developments are important as well and interrelated in many cases. With the combination of both options now available, we expect a large number of mutual funds to convert to ETFs in the coming years.” remarked Kip Meadows, Founder and CEO of Nottingham. Tax advantaged conversions are important when transitioning existing mutual funds to ETFs to avoid having to recognize all unrealized gains within the mutual fund portfolio. Mutual funds have merged on a tax advantaged basis for years. Converting mutual funds to ETFs is likely the next wave in the fund industry. “Our business plan has focused on solving the puzzle of converting mutual funds to ETFs, and the ability to utilize the non-transparent structures that are so attractive to active portfolio managers, so prevalent in existing open-end mutual funds. We are very pleased to have taken the steps to make both options available to our current and prospective clients,” added Katherine Honey, President of Nottingham and Managing Member of OBP Capital, LLC, an ETF-focused affiliate firm. Nottingham remains one of the largest privately held fund administration firms in the U.S., currently administering over $31 billion in AUA. OBP Capital was established to assist Nottingham clients with ETFs, holding exemptive orders for both active and passive ETF structures, and provides needed oversight and compliance management for ETF portfolio managers. Nottingham has been serving the fund accounting, administration, organization, and management needs of clients nationwide for over three decades. Based in Eastern North Carolina, Nottingham delivers a full range of turnkey services, handling clients’ behind-the-scenes financial and administrative operations so they can focus on managing their portfolios. Contact Details Lindy Fields +1 252-984-3811 lindy.fields@nottinghamco.com Company Website https://www.ncfunds.com/

December 10, 2020 09:04 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Open Enrollment: A Money Saving Approach to Insurance from Sidecar Health

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Even before the pandemic hit, millions of Americans lacked critically needed health insurance. Now, with businesses struggling to stay afloat, millions more are at risk of losing employer-sponsored insurance, leaving them to navigate the marketplace on their own. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/SniHnV2TpPo However, there is a simple, affordable, and personalized alternative that turns patients into purchasers, giving them the ability to shop around for care as they would with any other commercial product. Enter Sidecar Health. Sidecar Health, which operates on the principle of cash payments, is turning the industry on its head. While traditional insurance acts as a middleman between patients and doctors, leading to increased costs and surprise bills, Sidecar Health members get substantial discounts (and no surprise bills) from providers by paying cash directly at the point of service. They also enjoy the freedom to see any medical service provider they need, without network restraints, and the ability to personalize a plan to fit their individual healthcare needs. Patrick Quigley, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Sidecar Health, conducted a nationwide media tour to discuss new money-saving healthcare options such as Sidecar Health that disrupt the flawed industry. Topics that Quigley discussed included: How the cash-price model differs from existing insurance options How “cash-price” insurance saves money by getting rid of the inflated commercial prices negotiated by traditional insurance How COVID-19 has impacted health insurance and healthcare in the U.S. How those who have lost employer-sponsored coverage can access high-quality coverage on their own terms How an unexpected medical procedure led Patrick to his a-ha! moment and the creation of Sidecar Health For more information visit: sidecarhealth.com About Patrick Quigley, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Sidecar Health: Patrick Quigley founded Sidecar Health in 2018 as a new approach to insurance. The company now operates in 14 states using a disruptive cash-price model to save members 40% or more on health care costs. With a storied career spanning 15 years in health insurance, Patrick has led companies dedicated to various aspects of the industry. He spearheaded the growth of Healthplans.com, a leading website that connected 35 million people with carriers and brokers to find plans for their families. Patrick also served as CEO of Katch, which helped carriers enroll new members in individual health plans producing over $3B in annual premiums. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 09, 2020 10:20 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Redefining WFH: Achieving Work-Life Balance in the Remote Work Era

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With many companies currently operating virtually and business travel still largely on hold, many consumers feel like they’ve been living a real-life “Groundhog Day,” working and living in the same space at home day in and day out. Recently, Janis Cannon, Senior Vice President, Upscale Brands at Choice Hotels International, shared some better options for consumers yearning for more control of their time and space and looking for a change of pace and scenery. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/YpxNXAp_9O0 Consumers have started to redefine the boundaries of work, life and leisure. For many, the acronym WFH or “work-from-home” has evolved into “work-from-hotel,” a trend that gives consumers that much-needed change of scenery and boost of productivity they crave for themselves and their families. Inspired by the traditional habit of extending a business trip to enjoy leisure time, consumers are flipping the script and working-from-hotel 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., then finding the change of pace they crave from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more about this “workcation” (work + vacation) trend, Cambria Hotels surveyed consumers who are currently working remotely and who typically travel for work at least 3-5 times per year. The brand discovered several interesting insights from the survey, including how consumers are navigating their work-life balance while working from home and how they are redefining the boundaries of work, leisure and more. Cambria Hotels’ poll research indicated consumers are struggling to find work-life balance. They are missing the natural separation between work and home and say that it feels like work is “always on,” and they find it hard to “turn it off” at the end of the day. Almost half (45.6%) of consumers feel that they are working more since they started to work from home. For many (62%), the constant access to technology makes them feel like they are “always on.” For others (46%) the constant distractions of working from home are an ongoing source of frustration. Well over half (62.6%) indicated they’re somewhat or very likely to consider a workcation. After the pandemic is over, even more consumers (77.5%) indicate they are somewhat or very likely to consider a workcation. For travelers, Cambria hotels offer ideal destinations to work-from-hotel for upcoming workcations. Each of the brand’s more than 50 hotels throughout the country features thoughtful and inspirational design in guest rooms and throughout the hotel, as well as locally inspired food and beverage options that reflect the surrounding community, including a curated selection of local craft beers. Cambria also provides amenities that today’s travelers are looking for, such as free and reliable Wi-Fi, as well as comfortable, flexible, and inspiring workspaces and break spaces in rooms and outdoor patios and rooftops. All Choice-brand hotels are participating in Commitment to Clean, an initiative that builds upon the strong foundation of each hotel’s long-standing dedication to cleanliness with enhanced training and best practices for deep cleaning, disinfecting and social distancing. Additionally, Cambria guests can limit their interactions with hotel staff by using the Cambria Contactless Concierge Service, a text messaging service for housekeeping requests, to-go food orders, meeting room requests and more. If you’re looking to plan a workcation, visit www.ChoiceHotels.com/CambriaWorkcation to learn more and take advantage of great deals, such as the Reunite for the Holidays and Save promotion running through the end of the year: stay 1 night, get 20% off; stay 2 nights, get 25% off; stay 3 nights, get 30% off. About Janis Cannon: Janis Cannon is Senior Vice President of Upscale Brands and a member of the senior executive team for Choice Hotels International, Inc. one of the world’s leading lodging franchisors. In this role, she is responsible for the overall performance and growth of the company’s upscale portfolio and leads the brand strategy and positioning of Cambria Hotels and the Ascend Hotel Collection. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 08, 2020 12:12 PM Eastern Standard Time

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