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Bactro Responds to COVID-19 Precautionary Trends with New Consumer Offerings

Bactro LLC

Bactro LLC has responded to the changing COVID-19 pandemic precautions and developed unique PPE kits available direct to consumers. As the country starts to return to community activities with social distancing interactions, many state and county authorities require masks to participate in daily routines and community activities. Further evidenced by the CDC report on August 3, 2020, that recommends people that have contracted COVID-19 should be isolated for at least 10 days after symptom onset, and also quarantine for an additional 24 hours after their fever subsides. These recommendations have led Bactro to find ways to help people return to their normal daily routines with the protective equipment they need, all in one convenient package. “When the pandemic first hit, we saw consumers struggling to find all of the PPE items they needed. One might find sanitizing wipes, but no masks, or sanitizer. Though now as Americans get back to their lives we have found that consumers are needing supplies that are suited to a one-use purpose, such as traveling, or returning to their place of work,” said Bactro creator Tim Svitak. “It provides people with the protection they need in one convenient kit.” As our economy restarts, with people returning to their place of work, children returning to their classrooms, and stores opening their doors, it is vital that individuals have the protective equipment they need. Buying in bulk serves certain workplace demands, however, PPE in bulk is not typically individually wrapped, which can allow the PPE to be susceptible to germs and bacteria. Also, washing cloth masks daily, especially for parents of school children, is not an easy or convenient task. Bactro is dedicated to providing safer, healthier products through innovations to all. To learn more about Bactro's protective products visit bactro.com. Contact Details Tim Svitak Jr. +1 720-805-3763 timsvitak@bactro.com Company Website https://www.bactro.com

September 03, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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WATCH: Airbus Perlan Mission II Celebrates Anniversary of Record Flight, Expands Science in the Stratosphere

Airbus Perlan Mission II

On Sept. 2, 2018, Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to pilot an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, succeeded in setting a new world glider altitude record of 76,000 ft. in the stratospheric mountain waves above the Andes in southern Argentina. The aircraft was the Perlan 2, an experimental space glider, designed to achieve an altitude of up to 90,000 feet, which now is on record as the second highest flying winged aircraft in history - second only to the SR-71 Blackbird. The mission of Airbus Perlan Mission II is not only about setting altitude records, but also to drive innovation, exploration and inspiration for the next generation of aerospace leaders. To support these missions, Airbus Perlan Mission II is establishing a high altitude platform for science in the stratosphere, to gain invaluable data and insights never before possible on climate, extreme weather, aerodynamics and aerospace engineering. In this video, members of the Airbus Perlan Mission II team share their excitement about the discoveries that are possible by taking science to the stratosphere, what climate and aerospace knowledge was gained last season, and how the Perlan 2 provides a tremendous stratospheric science platform like no other in history. While the Perlan 2 will not fly this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team is celebrating the second anniversary of its record breaking flight and focusing energy on its total missions, and on what can be achieved through partnerships in science with innovators, researchers and aerospace leaders around the world. Learn more by visiting Airbus Perlan Mission II at perlanproject.org Social Media and Press Kit: Follow the Airbus Perlan Mission II team on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Twitter: https://twitter.com/perlanproject Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PerlanProject/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perlanproject/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PerlanProject/videos Press Kit: http://bit.ly/perlanpress Photos/Video: This 2020 Airbus Perlan Mission II video (MP4), photos/imagery and more information can all be downloaded at https://we.tl/t-ZI6L8BVChZ Please credit photos: “Airbus photo by James Darcy” or similar. All photos are copyright Airbus 2019, and provided for unlimited use by accredited media. Media Contacts: James Darcy Head of External Communications, Airbus North America james.darcy@airbus.com 571-214-1722 Kristina Messner (Focused Image for Airbus Perlan Mission II) kmessner@focusedimage.com 703-678-6023 Contact Details Kristina Messner +1 703-678-6023 kmessner@focusedimage.com Company Website https://www.perlanproject.org/

September 01, 2020 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Global Business Ethics Survey: Top managers twice as likely to experience pressure to bend the rules in organizations.

Ethics & Compliance Initiative

Employees are twice as likely to experience pressure if they are top-management than compared to line-level employees, according to the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s ™ (ECI) latest Global Business Ethics Survey Report ™ (GBES) . The data suggest that the higher up the “totem pole” an employee is, the more likely they are to experience pressure to bend the rules. Overall, about 1 in 5 employees experience pressure to bend the rules. Pressure to bend the rules, as defined by the GBES report , can be caused by meeting performance goals, attempting to save one's own and others' jobs, supervisory pressure, advancing one's career or financial interests, and demands from people who support or invest in the organization. According to the data, of those that experience pressure, 30% are top management employees, 25% are middle management, 22% are first-line supervisors and 17% are individual contributors. The first 2020 report of ECI’s premier, longitudinal study on global workplace behavior, published four times per year, also found that when top management show a strong commitment to ethical leadership and organizational values, their employees are 3X less likely to experience pressure. “The data continue to suggest that high-pressure environments are not only stressful for employees, but they can actually cause a negative ROI when it comes to ethical behavior,” said Patricia Harned, CEO of ECI. “Expanding KPIs and stretching financial goals may result in a short-term gain, but the long-term consequences to the organization is a net negative.” Other Findings and Key Indicators of Pressure The report found that employees experiencing pressure was linked with the prevalence of observing various types of misconduct found in organizations across the globe, all of which were about twice as likely to occur in pressure environments versus non-pressure environments. Employees are twice as likely to observe misconduct in organizations where they feel pressure to compromise ethics standards. “As companies around the globe respond to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the important research in ECI’s Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES) report presents a timely and accurate overview of pressure in the workplace,” said Michele M. Brown, SVP, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel, Leidos. “These findings provide best practices to balance organizational change while upholding the highest ethical standards. Leidos is proud to support ECI research, which is helping the member community build and maintain strong ethical cultures.” Download the latest GBES report at ethics.org/gbes Methodology The 2019 GBES is the 15th iteration of the GBES (formerly the National Business Ethics Survey). In 2019, the GBES surveyed over 18,000 employees in 18 countries (approximately 1,000 employees per country). ECI established the survey questions and sampling methodology. About the Ethics & Compliance Initiative The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is a non-profit organization that empowers organizations to build and sustain high-quality ethics and compliance programs. The organization provides research and a best practice community, as well as certification opportunities for ethics & compliance professionals. Through its membership, ECI represents entities across nearly every industry, located in 37 countries on six continents each dedicated to promoting the highest levels of integrity. Visit www.ethics.org to find out more about our research, membership or funding the GBES. The GBES is made possible with the support of its funders: Google, Boeing, Eli Lilly & Company, Altria, BP, GE, KPMG, Pacific Gas & Electric, L'€™ORÉAL, Leidos, University of Arkansas and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Contact Details Brad Fulton +1 210-278-4809 brad@ethics.org Company Website https://www.ethics.org

August 31, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Harnessing the Power of Bees to Optimize Deliveries to Businesses & Consumers

Flash Public Relations

Especially now when so many people are relying on deliveries and e-commerce, etc. In order to get items to customers more efficiently, and with more and more of the population relying on delivery services due to the pandemic’s ‘new normal,’ it’s necessary for fleets to be optimized in every sense of the word, especially in efficiency and their carbon footprint. Unlike planning with Google, Waze or other route mapping apps, there is now a specific route-oriented app that handles route optimization including minimization of drive times, vehicle capacities, schedules, destinations. The Routific app does all this and more with an algorithm inspired by the way bees seek out nectar. Marc Kuo, founder and CEO of Routific , applies that concept to the world of logistics, by figuring out how a fleet of delivery vehicles can most optimally deliver packages to businesses or consumers. For example, DoorDash, with the help of Routific, generated efficient delivery routes for up to 100,000 orders a day, and up to 20,000 deliveries from a single store on a single day --converting those 20k deliveries into 2257 routes, 8-10 drops per route, a process which is now completely automated and completes within 45 minutes. other companies have seen this type of outcome as well. Benefits include: The company focuses on efficiency and saving businesses on operating costs by nearly 40%. In 2019 alone, Routific helped delivery businesses around the world save 11,322 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of planting more than 500,000 trees. Analytics & Reporting Live Tracking & Proof of Delivery Specific Driver App Philanthropy: Since the pandemic started Routific has let more than 400 startups use the platform for free as they pivot to cater to an at-home consumer base. Routific also works with all over the world SMBs which are powering their local economies in a time where it’s never been more important. Trusted by hundreds of businesses around the world, Routific's route optimization algorithm has been in development for more than a decade. Routific optimizes routes based on real-world factors like time windows, vehicle capacities, delivery types, priority stops, driver speeds, driver shift times, driver breaks, and more. For further information, log onto https://routific.com/ Contact Details Wendy Gordon +1 202-412-6268 wendy@flashprdc.com Company Website https://routific.com/

August 24, 2020 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NEXT TRUCKING HIRES NEW CFO AND VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

NEXT Trucking

NEXT Trucking , a FreightTech pioneer that connects shippers and carriers, announced today it has appointed new leadership across its finance and operations departments to oversee the company’s continued growth. Joining the company are Chief Financial Officer Timothy Danaher and Vice President of Operations Patrick Winter. “We are pleased to announce the addition of an accomplished new generation of leadership to the team, who will help us continue to aggressively expand our operations and reach, with a disciplined focus on positive unit economics,” said Lidia Yan, CEO and Co-Founder of NEXT Trucking. “Despite tremendous external pressures and supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19, the addition of these impressive executives demonstrates that NEXT Trucking has successfully navigated these hurdles and continues to boast a promising growth trajectory.” As Chief Financial Officer, Timothy Danaher brings 20 years of proven expertise as a finance professional, having most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of JUUL Labs. While there, he helped to grow the company to a $38B valuation. Prior to JUUL, he was President & Chief Operations Officer of Bellator MMA, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, and Senior Vice President at Plainfield Asset Management. “I could not be more excited to join NEXT Trucking, as we transform the way the current drayage market operates,” said Danaher. “At NEXT, we are focused on building a robust technology product that will enable a thriving drayage and OTR marketplace environment, as well as a better shipper and carrier experience.” Patrick Winter joins NEXT Trucking as Vice President of Operations following 15 years as an operations leader across a breadth of startup verticals, including health tech, insurtech and transportation. Prior to his role at NEXT Trucking, Winter served as the Senior Vice President at Health IQ. As part of Uber’s delivery service, Uber Eats, he also led sales, marketing and operations teams throughout the U.S. as head of the company’s Pacific Northwest region. Prior to his business career, he served for seven years as an officer in the United States Navy. “NEXT Trucking is a truly exceptional company and I’m proud to be serving as the new Vice President of Operations,” said Winter. “Especially valuable during this unprecedented time in the history of logistics technology, NEXT Trucking has consistently proven its mettle as an industry leader. Its unique contributions to the logistics sector will continue to push forward the success of shippers and carriers alike, and offer the solutions needed for fleet owners to overcome the current economic tumult.” The new executive team members will help drive the company’s corporate initiatives and success despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the organization continues its mission to support shippers and carriers through the course of the crisis and beyond. ABOUT NEXT TRUCKING: NEXT Trucking, a FreightTech pioneer and drayage leader, offers premium shipping experiences to many of the world’s best-known companies. NEXT’s platform connects shippers with freight capacity across drayage, transload, and OTR. Headquartered in El Segundo, CA, NEXT is venture-backed by leaders such as Brookfield Ventures, GLP and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit www.nexttrucking.com. Contact Details April White +1 347-870-9402 nexttrucking@trustrelations.agency Company Website https://www.nexttrucking.com/

August 20, 2020 08:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Daniel Gaston Promoted to Vice President at Cloud Conventions/Convey Services

Convey Services

Convey Services, parent company of Cloud Conventions a full featured virtual event technology solution today announced the promotion of Daniel Gaston to Vice President of Business Development. Gaston is chartered with developing and expanding the marketplace for virtual events, creating both a direct and channel focus to offer capabilities to event managers, associations, nonprofits, tradeshow operators and channel resellers. “Danny joined Convey five years ago and has been pivotal in growing the marketplace for Convey’s channel program for master agencies and suppliers, as well as for InterAct LifeLine’s addiction and recovery platform,” said Carolyn Bradfield founder of Convey. “Now that Convey has expanded its Cloud Conventions technology to address the explosive need for virtual conferences, tradeshows and events, Danny will drive the effort to grow revenue and expand the customer base for fully managed or self-managed virtual and hybrid events.” Prior to COVID, the marketplace for live expositions globally exceeded 33,000 with $50 billion in revenue annually. Although thousands of live events cancelled in 2020 and should begin to return in 2021, the demand for a virtual solution will continue to strengthen as event operators offer virtual-only or hybrid event options. Cloud Conventions automates every aspect of delivering a virtual event from attendee onboarding to exhibit booths, creating a content-rich environment with enhanced views of marketing materials, educational classes and product resources. The platform analyzes every attendee interaction and delivers detailed reports to the event host and their exhibitors. “Danny brings a unique skill set in being able to strategically understand how to address an emerging market, combined with the tactics needed to generate an appropriate sales process,” added Bradfield. “He has been integral in every aspect of our development of Cloud Conventions from product design, to creating processes for managing an event, to offering strategic support to clients that are creating their first virtual experience. He has identified market segments with the greatest need and a process to address them effectively.” Gaston graduated from Kennesaw State University summa cum laude with a degree in Applied Science, Industrial and Organizational Psychology. About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Cloud Conventions™, Conduct™, One-Touch Email Share™, Hub & Spoke™, 360° Virtual Exhibit Hall & Lobby Experience™ and ListLock™ are trademarks of Convey Services LLC Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

August 13, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Friends of Team Faruk Get Unique Gender Reveal

Team Faruk

Contact Details Heather Taylor +1 510-367-6553 heather@teamfaruk.com Company Website https://www.teamfaruk.com/

August 12, 2020 09:52 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Government Marketing University Offers Online “Power Hour”

Government Marketing University

Government Marketing University (GMarkU), an innovative community-based learning platform for public sector marketers, announced details of its August virtual “Power Hour” aptly focused on “The Customer Journey: Harnessing the Power of Your Data.” “Marketing has become more data-driven, but the real challenge for marketers is not whether you have enough data. The key to taking your marketing to the next level is knowing which data is important and how to utilize valuable insights to improve the way you engage with your prospects,” said Stephanie Geiger, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Government Marketing University. WHO: GMarkU in collaboration with Government Executive Media Group and data driven government industry marketing experts WHAT: The online event cultivates a learning environment for government marketers in all stages of their careers. Participants will learn how to increase prospect engagement and build loyalty by taking advantage of data. WHEN: August 20, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET. WHERE: Register online at https://cvent.me/E51bE9 WHY: Participants who attend Power Hour will walk away with valuable insights and improvements to marketing data, including: Increased marketing efficiency with a data-driven approach to discovering, analyzing, and influencing your customers’ journeys. Enhanced ability to generate more qualified leads by combining marketing data with a lead scoring system to create and identify sales-qualified leads. Better marketing and sales alignment for engaging high-priority accounts by tapping into better visibility and insights into buying habits. Tools to conquer your quest for integrated marketing by learning the resources available for enabling multiple-touch campaigns. Government Marketing University (https://www.gmarku.com/) is an innovative learning platform that applies a collaborative, community-based approach toward knowledge sharing and skills development in the field of public sector marketing. Experts from all corners of the U.S. public sector marketplace — marketers, thought leaders, government, media and sales — are contributing their knowledge to this unique, content-rich platform. Government Marketing University offers training, research, certifications, mentoring, and community resources all in one place. Contact Details Duyen "Jen" Truong +1 703-584-5645 dtruong@aboutsage.com Company Website https://www.gmarku.com

August 12, 2020 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions Prepares for Hybrid Tradeshows & Events to Flourish in 2021

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions , a full featured virtual tradeshow, conference and event technology solution is now offering hybrid event capability to blend an enhanced virtual and digital experience with live events as they begin to return in 2021. Hybrid events expand the audience at tradeshows and conferences, extend the time attendees can engage with exhibitors and sponsors and provide a storehouse for content, session recordings and education on-demand. Cloud Conventions is upgrading its technology to offer integration with services like Experient and Cvent that manage both live and virtual attendee registration. “Prior to COVID, the global marketplace for live expositions exceeded 33,000 events, producing $50 billion in revenue,” said Carolyn Bradfield founder of Convey . “The pandemic forced the cancellation of tens of thousands of events in 2020, but as they return in 2021, the strategy to connect attendees to exhibitors, training and content will evolve with the addition of a virtual component. It will increase the options for audiences to participate and engage and support attendees who either don’t want to travel or are concerned about risk.” Cloud Conventions automates every aspect of delivering a virtual tradeshow, conference or event from attendee onboarding to virtual exhibit booths. It creates a content-rich environment with enhanced views of marketing materials, educational classes, and product literature that live events can’t deliver. The platform analyzes all attendee interactions and presents them in detailed reports for the event host and exhibitors. Cloud Conventions supports any brand of conferencing solution, including Zoom Video Webinar, PGi GlobalMeet, GoToWebinar, Vonage Meetings or Microsoft Teams to execute keynotes or educational sessions. “The marketplace for live events will never be the same after COVID-19, but we think it’s going to evolve, grow and become more versatile,” added Bradfield. “Conferences and tradeshows are vital to the worldwide economy because they connect suppliers to buyers that keep their shelves, warehouses and online stores stocked with the latest merchandise. They offer professionals a forum for education, licensing renewal and connections. Hybrid events ensure that those activities will continue uninterrupted no matter what 2021 holds.” Hybrid events offer a coordinated way for attendees to register for both a live or virtual environment, as well as for exhibitors to have a physical and a virtual booth, and for content and education to be consumed in person or on-demand. Cloud Conventions is a virtual event SaaS platform from Convey Services . For ideas on how the industry is using Cloud Conventions to make their virtual events informative and engaging, visit the Online Resource Center at www.CloudConventions.com . About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Cloud Conventions™, Conduct™, One-Touch Email Share™, Hub & Spoke™, 360° Virtual Exhibit Hall & Lobby Experience™ and ListLock™ are trademarks of Convey Services LLC Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

August 12, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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