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Going on Vacation? Have Your Home Pay for It

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Your weekend outdoors, last minute getaway, or long-awaited reunion with family or friends can be made possible by sharing your space. Recently, Communications Leads for North America at Airbnb, Liz DeBold Fusco, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to share tips on how to become a host. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/xkLGGNrt7TE Yes, you don’t have to decide between being a Host or a guest, because you can be both at the same time. Inspired by this major travel shift, Airbnb upgraded their service to make it easier for people to integrate travel into their lives, and for more people to become Hosts. This is something that Airbnb Hosts are already doing. More than 13 percent of them said they shared their space with visitors while traveling for vacation or work. Also, according to a recent Airbnb report, half of the new listings that were both activated and booked in early 2021 got a reservation request within four days, and as of April 30, 2021, the average annual earnings per Host who had welcomed at least one guest during the preceding year was $9,600. Now, Airbnb made it even easier for anyone who wants to take advantage of the coming travel surge by hosting, with a brand new onboarding process that has been simplified from dozens of steps to just 10. Prospective Hosts can also use the What’s My Place Worth tool to estimate how much they’ll earn by sharing their home. The interactive tool computes the estimated income through inputs for geography, type of listing and space and factors in prior Airbnb booking data in the area. And for travelers, Airbnb launched a new tool called Flexible Destinations, to make it easier than ever to discover these special stays. Clicking on the ‘I’m Flexible’ button will reveal unique listing categories with those nearest to your location right at the top of the list. If you are looking to share your space this summer to pay for your vacation, you can get started as a host by going to Airbnb.com/host. About Liz DeBold Fusco: Liz DeBold Fusco is a Communications Leads for North America for Airbnb. Prior to that, she was a Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker, a national public affairs firm, where she provided strategic communications guidance to organizations ranging from the NAACP and Demos to The Rockefeller Foundation and AT&T. Liz has also worked for Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray as well as the New York State Attorney General. 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

August 02, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DSI adds an Exciting New Color to its Aluminum Railing Systems

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DSI Inc., the leading supplier of aluminum railing in North America, is announcing the availability of Grey Fine Texture to its aluminum railing product lines. Westbury aluminum railing systems and designs come with 12 standard colors and textures in addition to providing customers with the option to special order custom colors. This broad array of standard color choices is the most extensive offered in the industry. Grey fine texture railing gives homeowners another striking color choice that will complement decking materials and colors in the marketplace. Westbury aluminum railing is available in a wide variety of distinctive designs that elevate the appearance of any residence. All Westbury railing systems incorporate a proprietary 10 step powder coating process which provides a long-lasting colorfast finish. Westbury railing systems come with a limited lifetime warranty and offer the durability and low maintenance of aluminum railing for a carefree outdoor lifestyle. Aluminum railing compliments a variety of decking materials including wood, composites and PVC decking and is becoming the number one railing choice of homeowners for deck and porch applications. Larry G. Boyts, DSI’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing stated that “the addition of Grey Fine Texture railing is an extension of DSI’s commitment to providing homeowners, dealers and retailers with the best options available in the aluminum railing marketplace.” Information about DSI railing and gate products along with DSI building products can be obtained by calling 1-800-446-7659 or visiting www.diggerspecialties.com DSI is an industry leading manufacturer of aluminum and vinyl railing, aluminum and vinyl railing, gates, composite and fiberglass architectural columns and deck lighting. Contact Details Digger Specialties, Inc Chris H. Beyer +1 704-438-7998 cbeyer@dsiwestbury.com

July 28, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ASM GLOBAL ENTERS STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH HONEYWELL TO CREATE SMARTER AND SAFER VENUES

ASM Global

ASM Global announced a strategic alliance with Honeywell to help create smarter, safer and more sustainable venue operations and more enjoyable audience experiences across ASM’s international portfolio. ASM Global will work with Honeywell to establish new standards related to indoor air quality, safety and regulatory compliance for its VenueShield LIVE proprietary program for venue reopenings and operations. Honeywell will consult with ASM on guidelines related to deploying healthy buildings technology including indoor air quality, safety and security, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Honeywell will also create a custom, real-time Healthy Buildings dashboard for the VenueShield LIVE program to help ASM’s facilities staff quickly identify and correct critical building controls issues. The agreement runs through 2027. Additionally, Honeywell will work with the ASM Global venue network to deploy a variety of technologies that support smarter, safer and more sustainable venues to improve the overall guest experience, including solutions to enhance overall building operations; mobile computing and data capture technologies to expedite ticketing, concessions and retail experiences; and more environmentally preferable products to help the venues’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. ASM Global President and CEO Ron Bension said, “Aligning with Honeywell and its state-of-the-art technology will help ASM elevate even further what are already the world’s finest audience experiences at our venues.” “As vaccine programs progress around the world, the desire for normalcy continues to increase. Live events such as concerts, sports and conventions contribute greatly to the vigor and excitement of daily life,” said Jeff Kimbell, Honeywell senior vice president and chief commercial officer. “We look forward to working with the ASM Global team to not only help audiences feel more confident about coming to live events but also in supporting venue modernization and digitization by providing greater automation and insight into the portfolio performance and a more seamless audience experience.” VenueShield LIVE is deployed at more than 325 ASM Global facilities around the world, already providing high levels of cleanliness and safety, while inspiring consumer confidence, all in coordination with leading medical professionals, industry experts and public health officials. “Producing premier entertainment events takes skillful coordination, and the building itself is a critical part of the equation. Our experience in building technologies, services and operations can provide additional value to the VenueShield LIVE offering,” said Doug Wright, president and CEO, Honeywell Building Technologies. “We are excited to work with the ASM Global team to support a safer return to live events and help its diverse network of venues drive critical outcomes to enhance audience experience, improve operations, and meet energy efficiency or safety goals.” Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions integrate air quality, safety and security technologies along with advanced analytics to improve indoor air quality while meeting energy efficiency goals to create a more productive and better occupant experience. ASM Global’s properties produce a vast array of events ranging from professional sports to family entertainment to conventions and premier concerts. More than 200 million people pass through its venue doors annually. The alliance with Honeywell was brokered by AEG Global Partnerships. About Honeywell Honeywell (honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services, control technologies for buildings and industry, and performance materials globally. Its technologies help aircrafts, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains and workers become more connected to make our world smarter and safer. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit honeywell.com/newsroom. About ASM Global ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, conventions and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues fuel live entertainment worldwide. Contact Details breakwhitelight (for ASM Global) James Yeager +1 818-264-6812 jim@breakwhitelight.com Honeywell Megan McGovern +1 404-470-6339 Megan.mcgovern@honeywell.com Company Website http://asmglobal.com

July 26, 2021 07:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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New Legal & General Study on Millennials and Housing Finds While Covid-19 Has Delayed Home Ownership Plans, It Was Only One Factor Among Many

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Home ownership: while it’s listed as the #2 dream item on their bucket list, the majority of American Millennials across the age span of 25 to 40 are finding it hard even to afford where they live, and nearly impossible to buy a home. A broad new report sponsored by Legal & General Group and released today, U.S. Millennials and Home Ownership – A Distant Dream for Most, finds that in the wake of Covid-19, more and more young people are having to make difficult decisions about where to live. The pandemic forced many to go back home to their parents or hometown in order to be able to buy their own place, while remaining in a larger metropolitan area or even in their college town has moved further out of their reach. The data-rich study, which will be released in several focused segments, talked to U.S. Millennials not as a homogeneous generation, but as three distinct age groups with highly individualized, often different housing needs. Released today, Part 1 of the study looks particularly at the effects of the pandemic on home-buying sentiment and decisions across urban, suburban, and less populated geographies. Legal & General Group Chief Executive Nigel Wilson commented: “This study confirms that for most young adults, buying a home is an increasingly unattainable goal. Millennials we studied cited crushing student and medical debt, and the failure of wages to keep up with the cost of living as accelerators of this generational problem of unaffordable housing. If you’re under the age of 40, you’re part of a generation that needs access to a bigger and more broadly available supply of affordable housing than currently exists.” Key findings of the U.S. Millennials and Home Ownership study include: Millennials broadly view Covid-19 as the latest obstacle in a “raw deal” on affordable housing 62 Percent of U.S. Millennials say big cities are hard or extremely hard to afford 70 Percent of U.S. Millennials say large metropolitan areas including suburbs are hard or extremely hard to afford Nearly half of Millennials are unhappy with their current location 37 Percent would move to a smaller town due to affordability Cost of renting is so high that home ownership has been put on the back burner Study Co-Author and Legal & General Corporate Affairs Director John Godfrey notes: “In the U.K., we’ve been addressing the problem of the shortage of affordable housing, and the solution clearly needs to be multi-pronged. It starts with increasing the supply of affordable housing and building more overall. But we must also develop different paths toward ownership, perhaps on a rent-to-buy model. In addition, developers could be thinking about creating housing attractive to older segments of the population and empty nesters so that as they downsize, younger buyers don’t have to compete with them for that same housing stock.” Legal & General’s study looks not only at housing affordability, but also at geographic and demographic choices based on age and life stage, and at various drivers that shape Millennials’ attitudes and plans, including the role of debt, Covid-19 and the broad changes it has wrought, and the role of older generations in their ability—or inability—to purchase a home. Future segments will look in depth at other specific areas, including the intergenerational housing gap; the wage stagnation and inflation equation; home ownership on U.S. Millennials’ bucket list; student debt and the cost of healthcare; and where Millennials stand on retirement and other savings plans. Media Contacts: For more information on the 2021 U.S. Millennials and Home Ownership study, or to see a copy of the report, please contact: Meir Kahtan: mkahtan@rcn.com +1 917-864-0800 Meir Kahtan Public Relations, LLC Notes To Editors The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions. About the Study Legal & General undertook proprietary research into the attitudes and changes, as well as geographic shifts, U.S. Millennials are experiencing in relation to home purchases and affordable housing. The U.S. Millennials and Home Ownership research was compiled using original survey data 875 U.S. based Millennials who don’t own a property, then segmented into three distinct age groups and other demographic markers. The survey work was carried out by Legal & General. Fieldwork was undertaken during March and April, 2021. All surveys were carried out online. About Legal & General Group Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. With over $1.4 trillion in total assets under management, Legal & General is the UK’s largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, life insurance, workplace pensions and retirement income. Contact Details Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/

July 22, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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American Home Benefit Launches

American Home Benefit

American Home Benefit announced immediate availability of it’s free real estate benefits. AHB enables employers, group benefit administrators, and human resource professionals the ability to offer employees of all levels a substantive benefit that could save them thousands of dollars while reducing stress throughout the home buying, selling, and ownership experience. “American Home Benefit is easy to implement, offers real savings, and layers on a level of true consumer advocacy not afforded to the usual home buyer or seller” said Andy Sachs, Founder and Principal at American Home Benefit. American Home Benefit is proud to announce Procyon Benefits LLC has launched the American Home Benefits offering the thousands of employees they serve. They, along with other early adopters within the group benefit world are excited to create a clear point of differentiation from their competition, and offer the employers they serve the ability to enhance the continued support to their employees. "We are thrilled to be able to offer American Home Benefit to our clients”, said -Sean Rabinowitz, president of Procyon Benefits, LLC. Mr. Rabinowitz added; “Employers today are looking for every possible advantage in the recruitment and retention of employees. American Home Benefit strengthens their offering by delivering a first—in- class employee benefit without tugging on their purse strings.” Founded in 2021, American Home Benefit aims to become a national leader for employee real estate benefits. Company founder, Andy Sachs concluded by saying; “Employee centered products are designed specifically to eliminate friction and frustration from what should be an exciting life event for employees.” Contact Details American Home Benefit Andy Sachs +1 475-275-0085 asachs@americanhomebenefit.com Company Website https://americanhomebenefit.com/

July 22, 2021 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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All County® Cowboy Property Management Invites All to Ribbon Cutting, July 23rd

All County Property Management Franchise Corp.

All County® Property Management, a nationwide industry leader in property management, will soon officiate its expansion to Laramie, Wyoming. This will make All County® Cowboy one of their franchise corp.’s 70+ locations nationwide. All County® Cowboy will be the first location in Wyoming. Event: All County Cowboy Ribbon Cutting Tom Haas owns and operates Wyoming’s All County® Cowboy. He and his team in Laramie are excited to extend an open invitation to those of Albany County, Wyoming. Where All County® Cowboy Property Management 409 S 4th St Laramie, WY 82072 When July 23, 2021, from 12 pm to 1 pm View the event details on Facebook, found here. Visit All County® Cowboy's website, found here. The event will be accompanied by refreshments, networking opportunities, and the chance to get to know a new property management company with an industry-leading, nationwide brand. This event is partnered with the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance (LCBA) and therefore promises a casual yet professional platform for building connections not limited to the real estate industry. All County Cowboy® Property Management Tom Haas recently retired after 24 years of service as an Army officer. He then decided to open a property management business through All County®, finding an outlet for his well-experienced organizational, management, and hard-working skills. Though Wyoming is Tom’s home state, he knew that Southeast Wyoming is and would continue to be a thriving investment opportunity. He’s excited to provide both solutions and opportunities to those within and adjacent to his community. All County Property® Management Franchise Corporation All County® Property Management navigates the property management industry by providing property owners and tenants with competent management. Its founder, Sandy Ferrera, fashioned her business by providing others with opportunities to develop and maintain their own long-term wealth and secured financial future. Uniquely, those at All County® extend their services beyond day-to-day management. Central to their franchise corporation is supporting the investment journeys of all involved. By integrating their property owners into their nationwide network, All County® maintains fruitful relationships and dependable returns for their investors and franchise owners. Contact Details All County Property Management Sydney Merritt +1 727-800-3700 sydney@allcountyfranchise.com Company Website https://www.allcountyfranchise.com/

July 20, 2021 09:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Don’t Get Scammed: Avoiding Fraud After a Natural Disaster

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With hurricane season and wildfire season now in full swing in many parts of the country, damage and loss to homes in affected areas are unavoidable. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ssyXH4X55KU The National Insurance Crime Bureau is warning those living in areas that could suffer from a natural disaster to not only be prepared for the disaster but to be aware of the potential for fraudulent contractors and vendors taking advantage of victims in its aftermath. Oftentimes, these deceitful actors will target neighborhoods affected by disasters and make an unsolicited stop at your home. They’ll take your money, often overcharging, and do shoddy or no work at all, promising that your insurance company will pay for it all. Insurance fraud related to natural disasters can add millions of dollars paid out by insurers, which results in higher premiums for policyholders. In some cases, individual homeowners are on the hook for up to tens-of-thousands of dollars they may not be able to recover. On Wednesday, July 14, NICB President & CEO David Glawe conducted a nationwide media tour with TV stations across the country to discuss how to avoid home repair fraud after a natural disaster and many other consumer friendly topics. During the media tour interviews David Glawe discussed: The steps homeowners can and should take prior to a natural disaster and how preparation can help reduce chances of becoming a victim of fraud The kind of fraud that takes place following disasters while victims are trying to put their homes and lives back together The best practices for disaster victims when hiring contractors or vendors and tips for avoiding dishonest contractors What the federal response will be following a natural disaster and what it entails for both recovery and helping to alleviate fraud problems The most common methods fraudulent contractors try to scam disaster victims The resources available to help homeowners and other disaster victims avoid potential fraudulent actors or report fraud when they encounter it 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

July 15, 2021 11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Unique Stays Are Booming on Airbnb, with Big Opportunity for Hosts

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From a treehouse to a giant potato hotel, searches for unique homes on Airbnb have increased by 94 percent in 2021 compared to 2019, with Hosts of unique stays collectively earning $300 million globally. Recently, the Host of the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, Kristie Wolfe, teamed with Airbnb and YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to talk about why guests are so drawn to unique homes and the economic opportunity of hosting for those with unique spaces to share. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/R3kglXdaOA8 The Big Idaho Potato Hotel is one of the several unique stays that travelers are turning to break up the monotony of the past year. According to the Airbnb Report on Travel & Living, this fascination with unique stays is universal, with 55 percent of the 100 most wishlisted homes in the last year falling into unique categories. Unique home searches have increased by 94 percent in 2021 compared to the same time period in 2019. Searches for certain types of unique homes – such as yurts, huts and farm stays – have exploded by 10x compared to just two years ago. In fact, there are over 170,000 unique properties all over the world on Airbnb. Unique Hosts have also benefited from the increased interest in unique stays. Since the start of the pandemic, they have collectively earned $300 million globally. To help meet the pent-up demand, Airbnb launched the new Flexible Destinations tool for guests who aren’t committed to a specific destination and want to be able to filter for unique stays when finding trip accommodations. Spending time outdoors has become more important than ever, and parks are seeing a broader range of people visiting and enjoying in record numbers. As more and more people flock to these treasured places, it’s imperative to be safe and thoughtful about how to enjoy and experience them. Airbnb has teamed up with the National Park Foundation to encourage people to recreate responsibly in parks this summer and share some really helpful tips. This includes: Be mindful of where you plan to visit. Don’t overcrowd areas, as this may endanger the safety of yourself and others. When you’re ready to leave a park, make sure to pack up your garbage. Minimize waste by bringing food in reusable containers and utilize refillable water bottles. Remember to respect wildlife and always observe from a distance. And be an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for park visitors of all identities and abilities. Whether you already have a unique space to share, or are interested in creating one, now is the time to consider joining Kristie in sharing it with people from all over the world, on Airbnb. If you’re interested in learning how to get started as a Host, go to airbnb.com/host About Kristie Wolfe: Kristie is a proud Idahoan who is passionate about living simply. In the winter of 2013, she fulfilled a lifelong dream of building her very own treehouse and sharing it with travellers from around the world. From the success of that unique stay, she has since been able to build a hobbit hole, refurbish a fire lookout and, of course, has made over a 6-ton spud guests can sleep in! 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

July 13, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cyvatar Wins Grand Trophy in the Annual Disruptor Awards

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Cyvatar won its second Grand Trophy of the year during the 2021 Disruptor Company Awards. In addition to its Grand Trophy win, the company walked away with a gold award for security services and bronze for security cloud and SaaS. The disruptor awards judges recognize disruptors as highly persistent, mostly beginning from scratch without the constraints of traditionally accepted processes or business models. Instead, they use modern technology and tools to achieve superior end results. The excellence and innovation found in Cyvatar’s cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) offering has been recognized again and again since its debut last fall. The disruptor awards mark Cyvatar’s 17th win in eight months. “Like other disruptors, we do things differently at Cyvatar,” said Cyvatar Co-Founder and Chief Product and Strategy Officer Craig Goodwin. “We’re not hindered by legacy systems or bound by outdated solutions. We confidently face the challenges of providing security solutions that are effortless for our members to use and affordable for them to purchase.” Cyvatar brings the membership economy to cybersecurity with its innovative CSaaS model and a platform that has already become the de facto operating system for today’s security programs. It transforms cybersecurity for its customers and continually meets their ever-evolving business and security requirements. The company was selected from organizations around the world that vied for top honors. Its disruptive, game-changing platform delivers fast, affordable, fully managed security programs for any size business; processes designed to provide outcomes, continuous remediation, and ongoing solution maintenance; and the ability for all of its members to execute their security strategies at speed and scale. Does your organization need award-winning cybersecurity? Find out how Cyvatar can help. About Cyvatar Cyvatar is committed to effortless cybersecurity for everyone. As the industry’s first subscription-based, cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) company, it’s our mission to transform the way the security industry builds, sells, and supports cyber solutions. We empower our members to achieve successful outcomes by providing expert advisors, proven technologies, and a strategic process roadmap to guarantee results that map to their business drivers. Our approach is rooted in proprietary ICARM (installation, configuration, assessment, remediation, maintenance) methodology that delivers smarter, measurable security solutions for superior compliance and cyber-attack protection faster and more efficiently, all at a fixed monthly price. And because we’re a subscription, members can cancel anytime. Cyvatar is a global organization with operations around the world. Begin your journey to security confidence at https://cyvatar.ai/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Contact Details Cyvatar KC Higgins +1 303-434-8163 kc@cyvatar.ai Company Website https://cyvatar.ai/

July 13, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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