Decarbonizing for a Circular Economy through Advanced Design, Technology & Environmental Services

NORTH YORK, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 15, 2021 / — CharTech Solutions, an operating group of CHAR Technologies, has proprietary High Temperature Pyrolysis (HTP) technology which converts woody-biomass and challenging organic waste streams (wood wastes, sludge, biosolids, digestate and others) into three renewable and valuable outputs:

• Renewable gases: a portion of the solid feedstock is converted into a hydrogen-rich syngas, from which purified hydrogen can be separated, or the syngas can be converted into renewable natural gas.

• Heat: the HTP process is autothermal – that is, it creates its own energy and does not need external heat sources. Additional heat can be captured for various industrial heat load requirements.

• Biocarbons (biochar): the HTP process generates a solid carbon product. This can be used as pollutant filter (activated charcoal, SulfaCHAR), as a replacement for coal (biocoal, CleanFyre) or as a biochar fertilizer additive or soil amendment. These biocarbons not only offset more resource intensive alternatives, but also fix carbon in an extremely stable form, thereby utilizing the natural “carbon capture” processes of the feedstocks, and further sequestering that carbon.

Contact us today to learn more about decarbonizing your operations and generating value from waste.

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Rekordjahr bei Whirlpool und Swim Spas Verkäufen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz

Whirlpools Europa CEO Egon Gruber

seit mehr als 15 Jahre führt Hr. Egon Gruber als Geschäftsführer sehr erfolgreich die Geschicke unseres Whirlpool Unternehmens

Garten Whirlpool

Whirlpools, Outdoor Whirlpool, Swim Spas

Swim Spas

Swim Spas Modell EP14

Nachdem die jährlichen Verkaufsstückzahlen bereits all die Jahre zuvor im zweistelligen Bereich gestiegen sind, ist der Auftragseingang 2020 explodiert

GRAZ, AUSTRIA, April 15, 2021 / — Artesian Spas ist seit mehr als 2 Jahrzehnten ein Begriff im Bereich Whirlpools und einer der Erfinder der Swim Spas. Aus dem Familienunternehmen mit Sitz und Produktion in Las Vegas hat sich über die Jahre der weltgrößte amerikanische Produzent entwickelt. War man zu Beginn ein Nischenplayer bei Whirlpools im obersten Segment, wurde durch die Übertragung dieser sehr hohen Qualitätsansprüche auch auf einfachere Modelle der Whirlpool und Swim Spa Markt von Jahr zu Jahr immer mehr erobert. Seit 2020 ist Artesian Spas der größte amerikanische Hersteller von Whirlpools und Swim Spas.

Eine ähnliche Entwicklung hat das Geschäft von Artesian Spas auch in Europa genommen. Betreut wird ganz Europa von zwei Distributionslagern. Eines hat seinen Sitz in England in Doncaster. Das zweite von dem auch Deutschland, Schweiz und Österreich betreut werden mit der Lieferung von Whirlpools und Swim Spas hat seinen Sitz in Österreich in Graz. An diesen Standorten stehen jeweils cirka 3000m2 an Lagerfläche zur Verfügung und sämtliche Länder Europas werden mit Swim Spas und Whirlpools beliefert. Waren dies in den Jahren zuvor jährlich etwa 2000 Swim Spas und Whirlpools so konnten 2020 mehrs als 8000 Whirlpools und Swim Spas verkauft werden. Damit hat sich die jährliche Stückzahl in Europa etwa vervierfacht. Insbesondere großer Dank gebührt dafür dem Team rund um unseren Geschäftsführer von Artesian Spas Europe Ing.Mag. Egon Gruber der seit 16 Jahren die Geschicke unseres Unternehmens in Europa maßgeblich mitgestaltet.

Sehr stark gewachsen ist besonders der Whirlpool Markt in Deutschland. 2020 wurden 3 neue Megastores in Deutschland eröffnet. Diese befinden sich in Ulm, Nürnberg und Hamburg. Damit verfügt Artesian Spas auch in Deutschland über ein flächendeckendes Netz an Schauräumen und konnte erstmalig über 1000 Stück in Deutschland absetzen. Mit den 4 Schauräumen in der Schweiz, den 7 in Österreich gibt es nun gesamt 20 Schauräume im deutschsprachigen Raum für Whirlpools und Swim Spas von Artesian Spas. Zukünftig ist noch ein Schauraum in Berlin geplant um die letzte Lücke zu schließen.

Wir freuen uns über das bereits erreichte und auf viele weitere Jahre eines erfolgreichen Geschäftsverlaufes um auch in Deutschland in einigen Jahren die Nummer 1 zu sein. In Österreich ist Artesian Spas bereits seit einigen Jahren die meistverkaufte Whirlpool Marke.

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Yellowstone’s Forrie J Smith Collaborates with Oak & Eden to Launch New Product Series

DALLAS, TX, USA, April 15, 2021 / — Oak & Eden In-Bottle Finished Whiskey has embarked into unprecedented territory with the release of their latest product line, The Anthro Series, a revolving line of unique whiskeys crafted in collaboration with some of America’s most notable personalities, from actors to musicians to professional athletes. This product series is made possible by Oak & Eden’s patented process of In-Bottle Finishing, whereby a spiral-cut piece of oak (called a spire) is placed into every bottle of fully-aged whiskey, introducing new flavor profiles and characteristics that didn’t exist in the original aging barrel. Oak & Eden then has the opportunity to infuse the spire with another libation, such as wine, coffee, beer, liqueur, etc., giving the ability to customize each bottle of whiskey at individual level. The personalities they partner with have the ability to customize their product by selecting the base whiskey (bourbon, rye, wheated bourbon, or four grain bourbon), the alcohol proof (90 proof or 116 proof), the spire wood species (American Oak, French Oak, maple wood, cherry wood), and then an infusion selected by the personality. The entire Anthro Series lineup will be exclusively distributed direct-to-consumer and is currently available to purchase online in 32 states.

Oak & Eden has launched The Anthro Series with none other than one of America’s most beloved television personalities, American cowboy & actor, Forrie J Smith, or better known as Lloyd Pierce from Paramount Network’s hit TV show, Yellowstone. Forrie collaborated with Oak & Eden to produce a 116 proof bourbon whiskey finished with a cold brew coffee soaked American Oak spiral, which has already caught the attention of fans and bourbon enthusiasts alike.

Oak & Eden also partnered with professional skier & entrepreneur, Kina Pickett, a rising name who has recently been the poster child for Matador Network’s Beyondland Roadtrip campaign, in partnership with Airstream. Kina collaborated with Oak & Eden to produce a 90 proof bourbon whiskey finished with a maple syrup soaked American Oak spiral.

“The Anthro Series is the pinnacle of the Oak & Eden brand,” says Brad Neathery, cofounder & CMO of Oak & Eden, “We are giving the power to the people, allowing them to create their own one-of-a-kind whiskey on their terms, not ours. This is only the beginning of a much larger initiative, and we couldn’t be more honored to partner with Forrie and Kina to kick off the Anthro Series.”

Oak & Eden has secured additional personalities to collaborate with for future releases inside the Anthro Series, but has not yet disclosed the names.

To learn more about the Anthro Series and to purchase a bottle, visit

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Oak & Eden
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Zen-Inspired Luxury Swiss Resort Chalet to Auction No Reserve via Concierge Auctions in Cooperation with Valimmobilier

Chalet Seven, when translated, means enlightenment and higher being—two qualities that have been painstakingly incorporated into this luxury mountain top retreat.

Chalet Seven, when translated, means enlightenment and higher being—two qualities that have been painstakingly incorporated into this luxury mountain top retreat.

Voted a top ten chalet in the world, Chalet Seven provides 1,750 square meters of accommodation including every possible facility and amenities a discerning family would expect.

Voted a top ten chalet in the world, Chalet Seven provides 1,750 square meters of accommodation including every possible facility and amenities a discerning family would expect.

Special frameless windows allow maximum views and the moisture humidity system removes any effects of altitude.

Special frameless windows allow maximum views and the moisture humidity system removes any effects of altitude.

After six years of careful construction, Chalet Seven is available for the first time.

After six years of careful construction, Chalet Seven is available for the first time.

At night the chalet dazzles like the night sky with decorative LED lighting and can be seen throughout the resort as the ultimate shining jewel.

At night the chalet dazzles like the night sky with decorative LED lighting and can be seen throughout the resort as the ultimate shining jewel.

We’re thrilled to be able to bring this to market for the first time alongside Concierge Auctions, pairing our local expertise with their global reach.”

— Anne-Marie Dubuis, listing agent

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2021 / — After six years of careful construction, Chalet Seven will auction next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Anne-Marie Dubuis of Valimmobilier. Currently listed for CHF 27M, the property will sell with No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding is scheduled to be held on 21–26 May via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace,, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

“This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the most luxurious chalets in all of Crans-Montana,” stated Dubuis. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring this to market for the first time alongside Concierge Auctions, pairing our local expertise with their global reach.”

Careful to include the five elements of Zen cycles being: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. After six years of careful construction, Chalet Seven is available for the first time. Take in the 200-year-old silver wood adorning the facades and crystal stone pillars adding strength and security. Special frameless windows allow maximum views and the moisture humidity system removes any effects of altitude. Voted a top ten chalet in the world, Chalet Seven provides 1,750 square meters of accommodation including every possible facility and amenities a discerning family would expect with a design fusing Asian and international styles from renowned London and Swiss Architects. Additional features include: pitched roof overhangs to protect terraces and guests from snow; multiple fireplaces; Onyx bar; morning kitchens with a champagne fridge; outdoor lounges and a fire pit; seven impeccably landscaped gardens featuring ginkgo, white birch, larch, cloud pine, and maple trees—all just two kilometers to Crans-Montana and seven minutes from the gondola, and steps away from five-star restaurants and hotels.

“As a past winning bidder on a property offered by Concierge Auctions, I’m familiar with how their process works and knew that their platform would be the perfect fit for selling my property,” stated Mike Cooper, seller. “One of the things that speaks to me about the way they operate is the option for control—I’m able to put my property on the market and have a definite timeline for the sale. That level of predictability, plus their proven prowess in nearby Swiss markets, makes this a no brainer.”

Chalet Seven is situated in the exclusive hamlet of Plans Mayens above Crans-Montana known as “the High Plateau” renowned for 300 days of sunshine—the highest in Switzerland—and astonishing views of 1,000 mountain peaks, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. At 1,600m in elevation and with more than 140km of wide-open runs to ski or snowboard, Crans-Montana is a winter wonderland. Located on the Plaine Morte Glacier, the area is blessed with year-round snow and boasts one of the skiing's oldest runs. Steeped in golf history, the 18-hole Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Course hosts the European Masters. Play 18-holes and relish sweeping Alpine views only 3km from your front door. From mountain biking to hiking to paragliding, Crans Montana is also a place for summertime outdoor fun. Chalet Seven is less than a 10-minute drive to the town center, with plenty of designer boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants to enjoy off the slopes. A world class international school in the resort, Le Regent, a partner of the famous Le Rosey for children of all ages.

Chalet Seven is available for showings by appointment, and for private virtual showings.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, including property details, exclusive virtual tour, diligence documents, and more, visit or call +

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the world’s largest luxury real estate auction firm with a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. The firm matches sellers of one-of-a-kind properties with the most high-net-worth property connoisseurs on the planet. Sellers gain unmatched reach, speed, and certainty. Buyers get incredible deals. Agents earn their commission in 30 days. Since its inception in 2008, Concierge Auctions has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and grown its activity in 44 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry, and has contributed more than 300 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home is funded for a family in need. For more information visit

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LRS expands southern Wisconsin service area with acquisitions of Mauston-based Clark Disposal, St. Francis-based Commercial Rubbish Collection

Clark Disposal and Commercial Rubbish Collection

LRS acquires Clark Disposal and Commercial Rubbish Collection

Independent, family-owned and highly respected, both companies have built long-lasting legacies rooted in exceptional customer service

MORTON GROVE, IL, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2021 / — LRS, the Midwest’s leading independent waste diversion, recycling and portable services company, today announced two strategic acquisitions expanding its southern Wisconsin service area: Mauston-based waste and recycling provider Clark Disposal, Inc., and St. Francis-based commercial and roll-off dumpster provider Commercial Rubbish Collection LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed, and the acquisitions are effective immediately.

For more than 15 years, Clark Disposal has offered curbside garbage collection, rear-load dumpsters and roll-off dumpsters for residents and businesses throughout Juneau and Adams counties. As a result of the acquisition, LRS now provides service for Mauston, Lyndon Station, Wisconsin Dells, New Lisbon, Necedah, Camp Douglas, Elroy, the City of Adams, Township of Kildare, Township of Dell Prairie, Friendship, Springville Township, and the Village of Oakdale.

Founded in 1953, with the purchase of a used Pabst Brewery delivery truck, Commercial Rubbish Collection has served the waste and recycling needs of thousands of businesses and individuals in greater Milwaukee. For over 60 years Commercial Rubbish Collection has been the Milwaukee leader with over 500 containers and unparalleled brand loyalty.

Commenting on the acquisitions, LRS Chief Executive Officer Alan T. Handley: “Both Clark Disposal and Commercial Rubbish Collection epitomize everything we seek when evaluating acquisition opportunities: independently owned and operated with longstanding roots in the communities they serve, trusted and long-standing customer relationships, and a reputation for exceptional customer service. We extend a warm LRS welcome to both Clark Disposal and Commercial Rubbish Collection employees and customers, and look forward to a seamless integration.”

To-date in 2021, LRS has expanded its Midwest presence, acquiring the following companies across four states: Maywood, Ill.-based Roy Strom Company; Oregon, Ill.-based Big John; Woodstock, Ill.-based Crown Restrooms and Arrow Septic and Sewer; Janesville, Wisc.-based Ace Portables; Niles, Mich.-based Joy’s Johns; and Kingsbury, Ind.-based Johnson Johns.

About LRS

LRS is North America’s seventh-largest privately-held waste and recycling company. For more than 20 years, LRS has specialized in providing comprehensive, fully integrated waste diversion and recycling services for hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial customers in northern Illinois, western Illinois, southern Wisconsin, northwest Indiana, southwest Michigan and the Quad Cities region. Diversified and growing exponentially, LRS also offers: affordable roll-off container services, C&D recycling, portable restroom rentals, municipal and commercial street sweeping, mulch distribution, on-site storage and temporary fencing. LRS owns and operates 26 facilities, safely deploys a fleet of fuel-efficient trucks, and thrives on the passion of more than 1,200 full-time employees. The company processes more than 3.2 million tons of waste each year, providing safe, innovative, sustainability-driven services to clean and beautify the cities, neighborhoods and communities it serves. To learn more visit

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ISA Announces Speaker Lineup for April 29 Edibles Webinar


Industry experts from Undefined Inc, Wana Brands and dreamt will discuss the future of infused edibles

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2021 / — ISA and Vertosa announced today the speaker lineup for their upcoming webinar “Form, Function & Flavor: Edibles for 2021 and Beyond.” Dorian Morris, Founder and CEO of Undefined Inc., Mike Hennesy, Vice President of Innovation at Wana Brands and Carolina Vazquez Mitchell, MS, Chief Science Officer at dreamt will join the live event starting at 2 pm PST on April 29, 2021. This engagement is the second in a series of webinar events stemming from a strategic partnership between ISA and Vertosa, announced in November 2020.

“Our speaker lineup brings together a diverse group of powerful industry leaders, each with their own unique perspective and in-depth knowledge of both the edibles market, and the cannabis industry as a whole,” said Jacqueline Rosales, President of ISA. Jacqueline will moderate the event and lead the conversation about product development in the edibles market and how the products of the future will fit into consumers’ lives. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can register here.

In 2021, we’ve seen an explosion in new edibles products that address specific needs – sleep, anxiety, creativity, energy, diet support and immune support. Innovative brands are embracing new delivery forms, flavors and functions to meet consumers’ evolving interests.

“With stress at an all-time high, accessibly priced, plant-based solutions are even more important now,” said Dorian Morris, Undefined Beauty Founder and CEO. Morris was recently featured in the Target Takeoff Beauty cohort, in which she discussed her new collection, focused on adaptogenic mushrooms for stressed skin.

Meet the Speakers

Dorian Morris is the Founder and CEO of Undefined Inc. A true champion of inclusivity within wellness, Dorian Morris is a beauty junkie with deep expertise across categories from cosmetics to haircare to skincare to food/wellness. She is the Founder/CEO of Undefined Inc which includes Undefined Beauty, a clean, conscious, inclusive lifestyle brand focused on democratizing wellness and destigmatizing plant magic.

Adriana Hemans is Vice President of Demand at ISA, where she heads up the Cannabis Research Division. She helps cannabis brands build more customer-centric businesses through data and insights. Adriana’s work has been published in numerous industry publications including mg Magazine, Marijuana Venture, and The Cannigma. She has been invited to speak onstage at cannabis events across the country, including NECANN (Northeast Cannabis Business Conference) and the NCIA’s Annual Cannabis Business Conference.

Austin Stevenson is Chief Innovation Officer at cannabis and hemp infusion technology company Vertosa. Austin plays an integral role in the business development of Vertosa, facilitating partnerships with leading brands to produce top quality cannabinoid-infused beverages, topicals, edibles and more. Prior to joining Vertosa, Austin leveraged his bio-tech experience building the regulatory Hemp/CBD testing program for Eurofins – a world leader in food, environment, and product testing services – where he worked with CVS and Walgreens to test and verify the quality of their retail CBD topicals. Austin and the Vertosa team are also committed to community action and industry leadership. He serves as a Member on the City of Oakland’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission, for which he supports the licensing of equity partners and works to break down financial barriers to entering the industry by championing grant funding. He is also an Advisory Board Member on EAZE's Momentum Program, a business accelerator designed to support and empower underrepresented founders in the licensed cannabis industry, as well as a founding board member of the Cannabis Beverage Association.

Mike Hennesy is Vice President of Innovation at Wana Brands where he oversees their research and development program, new product design, educational training content and growing partnerships with new cannabis technologies. Hennesy led the team in creating Wana’s new Quick line of gummies and tinctures that use innovative encapsulation techniques to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids that bypass liver metabolism and take effect quickly. He developed Wana’s online interactive training program for budtenders and employees that covers the science of the endocannabinoid system and directed the development of Wana’s vape line, including the line’s unique proprietary terpene blends.

Carolina Vazquez Mitchell, MS is Founder and Chief Science Officer at dreamt. A gifted academic with deep experience in the developing regulatory standards of the cannabis industry. Carolina’s areas of specialty include organic chemistry and biochemistry research, laboratory testing and laboratory practices, quality assurance, and R&D for cannabis products, pharmaceuticals, foods, and beverages. She has more than 10 years’ experience with organic synthesis and extractions and has extracted DNA, RNA, proteins, terpenes, and other pharmacologically active molecules. Carolina is a nationally recognized cannabis scientist, and has been a featured expert in Rolling Stone, HelloGiggles, mg and Forbes, and was named one of Dope Magazine's "Outstanding Women in Cannabis."

About ISA

The ISA Group offers real-time access to consumers through quick turn, high impact, custom research solutions.

Clients leverage ISA for product development, concept testing, marcomm feedback, and to create detailed consumer profiles. ISA helps brands make better business decisions guided by market insights. Built upon a multi-decade history of accessing niche populations, ISA has developed products specifically designed to serve the cannabis industry including The Cannapinion Poll, a bi-monthly survey of 1000 US cannabis consumers. This year ISA also launched the first cannabis consumer research panel, The Green Time to provide brands with reliable and targeted access to cannabis consumers.

About Vertosa

Vertosa creates industry-leading active ingredients for infused product makers. Their catalog of patented and patent-pending nano-emulsions are carefully designed for the specific needs of each customer, with pre-suspended aqueous solutions that create incredibly homogeneous and stable products while maximizing bioavailability, clarity, and taste. Vertosa works closely with their lab partners and clients of all sizes throughout the manufacturing process to achieve target potency and successfully bring consistent, reliable, quality infused products to market. Learn more about Vertosa at

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13 Years Supplying Beverage and Liquid Processing Equipment

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TB-200 Liquid Blending System

TechniBlend Celebrates 13 Years of Providing Technologically Advanced Liquid & Beverage Processing Equipment with Lucky 13th Casino Night

Our mission is to serve the ever-growing liquid & beverage processing industries through innovative, revolutionary equipment, systems and technology.”

— Derek Deubel, President

NEW BERLIN, WI, USA, April 15, 2021 / — Suppliers of innovative processing equipment for beverage and liquid processing companies, TechniBlend is celebrating 13 years as a company by hosting a Lucky 13th casino night for its 50+ employees.

The entire operation will be held at their new office and bar area, offering tables for black jack, roulette, three-card poker, let it ride, and Texas hold ‘em. They are also offering complementary bar service and dinner stations to honor the hard work their employees have put into growing the company.

An industry-recognized equipment manufacturer, TechniBlend supplies the beverage industry with equipment for blending, deaerating, pasteurizing, and carbonating their beverages. Working with partners in the soft drink, beer, juice, kombucha, coffee, tea and cannabis-infused beverage sectors, TechniBlend provides revolutionary systems and solutions for both craft and corporate-level beverage companies. Having worked with large names like Sam Adams, MillerCoors, AB InBev, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, TechniBlend has developed a reputation for providing quality liquid & beverage processing equipment used by small and large companies alike.

When asked about their success as a company, President of TechniBlend and, Derek Deubel said their mission is “to serve the ever-growing liquid & beverage processing industries through innovative, revolutionary equipment, systems and technology that helps improve the production capabilities and success of our [their] customers”.

About TechniBlend

TechniBlend is your dedicated single-source supplier for an array of beverage processing equipment, engineering and design services, and continuous technical support. As a dependable supplier for numerous world-class companies, we can take on nearly any project—from designing and engineering an entire beverage production system, to upgrading individual pieces of an existing process. Sourcing all of your systems and solutions from TechniBlend is a perfect way to streamline your supply chain, improve your ROI and consistently produce the best beverages possible.

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TechniBlend, Inc.
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ROI of DEI Post-Pandemic Renaissance, and Scholarship Giveaway for One Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification

Register for Free. Event to occur April 21st, 2021 9 AM – 3 PM CDT

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, April 15, 2021 / — Due to the pandemic, and the racial reckoning of 2020, organizations are committing millions of dollars to DEI efforts, and many are investing in DEI training, assessment, and consulting for the first time ever. There is an urgency about this work that has not been seen before, and not every organization has the resources to invest. Diversity Crew has gathered some of the brightest minds in DEI to share one brief tip, each, for improving the Return on Investment of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ROI of DEI). Registration is free at

Join us to hear from executives, DEI practitioners, business owners, and community leaders with insights and advice that will help you move your organization forward on its DEI journey, treat humans better, and produce a real ROI for your investment in DEI.

At the conclusion of the event, Eve Mayer will be awarding a scholarship for one DEI certification program from Diversity Crew Institute to someone attending the event. The scholarship is valued at $1,999. (See the sweepstakes rules for more details).

Scheduled speakers include:
Monica Davy, SVP & Chief Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer – Vizient
Tony Sias, President & CEO – Karamu House
Ronald Steptoe, CEO & Co-Founder – Warrior Centric Health
EJ Blanchfield, Chief Operations Officer – Point B
Neil Edwards, Purpose and Inclusion Leader
Lisa Gutierrez, VP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer – Indiana University Health
Dr. Thelá Thatch, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Manager – Paychex
Dr. Dionne Poulton, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer – Care New England Health System
Karl Reid, Senior Vice Provost and Chief Inclusion Officer – Northeastern University
Grant Doster – American Foundation for the Blind
Derrick Miles, CEO and Founder – CourMed
Tony Bridwell, SVP & Chief People Officer – Ryan
Ernest Adams, Head of Global Talent, RL People and Development – Ralph Lauren

Hosts for the Event:
Eve Mayer, CEO – Diversity Crew
Chris Moreland, Partner – Diversity Crew

About Diversity Crew:
Diversity Crew is a consortium of equal partners focusing on diversity and inclusion. Our role at Diversity Crew is to create equity for an incredible tapestry of humans. We create strategies and oversee actions that lead to more satisfied team members, and customers who believe in your vision. Diversity Crew offers a 15% discount to women- or minority-owned organizations, and nonprofits. Learn more at

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The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Launches New Initiative Focused on Financial Freedom to Help Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Malcolm Jenkins and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation commits to helping eliminate the racial wealth gap by opening 1,000 savings accounts for students

PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S., April 15, 2021 / — 2x Super Bowl Champion and 3x Pro-Bowl New Orleans Saints Safety Malcolm Jenkins and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) announced today it will open 1,000 savings accounts for students in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Louisiana as part of its longer-term commitment to help eliminate the racial wealth gap that perpetuates in America.

To combat a system that has made it significantly difficult for people of color to acquire wealth, TMJF will be a driving force in closing the gap through its continuous efforts in empowering youth to own their future and set them on the path to financial freedom. Starting in Philadelphia, the Foundation will open savings accounts for each and every one of the 260 enrolled students at Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice.

April is Financial Literacy Month. As part of the “Drafted” initiative with Goalsetter, a Black-owned family banking and financial literacy platform helping black and brown kids and their families save for the future, Malcolm Jenkins and TMJF will open the students’ Goalsetter accounts with a $40 initial deposit. The accounts will remain locked until they reach 18 years old, thus, providing them an opportunity to gain financial freedom as they learn and build their wealth.

From culturally relevant content to fun quiz-based games, the Goalsetter App offers an engaging way for kids to learn financial language while saving their cash. As part of the initiative, students will receive:

– A custom presentation from Goalsetter's Founder and CEO, Tanya Van Court, entitled, "Building Wealth: A Blueprint inspired by Hip Hop" that helps them learn the core tenets of building wealth.
– Five years of financial literacy educational tools, which include weekly fun quizzes and games designed for kids that are kid-friendly and age appropriate.
– An FDIC-insured savings account through the Goalsetter app
– A deposit of $40 in their individual Goalsetter savings accounts
– A Cashola Card (the Goalsetter tween and teen debit card backed by Mastercard) that has game-based financial literacy quizzes attached to it.

The financial disparity between Black and Brown communities is of great concern. Studies show that by 2053, African Americans are projected to have a negative net worth. The Latinx communities are only 20 years behind. By establishing savings accounts in their names, youth are six times more likely to go to college and four times more likely to own stocks when they are 25 years of age. Joining the campaign and “drafting” students at Parkway Northwest will help set kids on the path to financial freedom.

"We are honored to have an NFL titan like Malcolm Jenkins help 1,000 kids become the next generation of financially savvy leaders. For far too long, Black Americans have served as the consumer class in our society while not being provided with the tools and knowledge that will make them investors and owners,” said Goalsetter CEO Tanya Van Court. “With monumental support like this investment from The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, we are changing the game for the next generation of Black and Brown kids…together."

TMJF chose Parkway NW High School for Peace & Social Justice for its college and career programming success, including a 99% graduation rate with a student average of more than $10,000 in scholarships, and its civic engagement, receiving Gold Status from the Governor’s PA Civic Engagement program as one of 24 schools in the state to have over 85% of their eligible seniors register to vote in 2020. Parkway aligns with TMJF’s emphasis on mentorship, college readiness and career preparation, including holding courses on financial literacy and seminars on Peace and Social Justice.

“Life skills are an important part of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s initiatives and we are proud to support Parkway NW High School in this important movement toward financial freedom to help close the wealth gap,” said Jenkins, Chairman and Founder, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.

In addition to TMJF’s donation, Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation is adding $10 to each student’s Goalsetter account in order that Parkway NW High School students can start their journey with a total of $50 in their savings account.

“We believe in this initiative wholeheartedly and also believe in ensuring this is a supported and sustainable effort in true partnership with the (Malcolm Jenkins) Foundation. We are excited to build on this effort with local community support from the Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation, led by an amazing person and friend to our school, Ms. Kimberly Lloyd. Our student leaders interviewed her as part of our February Town Hall,” said Jeffrey MacFarland, Principal of Parkway NW High School for Peace & Social Justice.

Jenkins and TMJF add the “Drafted” campaign in collaboration with the Players Coalition, a 501c3 public charity that Jenkins co-founded in 2018, to their list of initiatives to improve the lives of youth in underserved communities. In addition to the Drafted initiative, TMJF will roll out additional programs to address career readiness including the TMJF Digital Education Academy that is currently in development to offer exposure to a wide variety of potential careers for both college-bound and non-college bound students such as filmmaking, design, digital marketing, coding, advertising, music, apparel and much more through culturally relevant learning experiences.

Since 2012, The Foundation has worked in under-resourced communities to increase graduation rates, as well as college eligibility and enrollment through its Project REWARDS program in partnership with College Track. TMJF annually rewards students in pursuit of higher learning with The Malcolm Jenkins Scholars. More than $150,000 in scholarships have been awarded to date, providing these scholars with financial assistance for costly expenses to attend colleges and universities such as books, supplies and other fees. In addition to the grants, TMJF has funded out-of-state college tours, career exposure events, job networking workshops and support college freshmen with final exam study baskets.

For more information about Parkway NW High School for Peace and Social Justice and to contribute to the Drafted initiative, please visit

Rachel Ribeiro
8 Degrees PR

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Speakers Inspired Attendees to Roar During 4th Annual “Women Who Roar” Summit

Victoria Jenn Rodriguez, CEO of The Female Collaborative

This Summit truly demonstrated the power of “The Renaissance Woman" and our non-profit will continue to find ways to help these women be bold and take control of their professional and personal lives.”

— Victoria Jenn Rodriguez, CEO of The Female Collaborative

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES , April 15, 2021 / — “Constantly keep your value and your mission front of mind,” Soledad O’Brien, award-winning broadcast journalist and executive producer, told the attendees at the sold-out 4th Annual “Women Who Roar” Summit held on April 10, 2021. “Remember why you are taking this very challenging path. Keep that front of mind…why did you decide to do this? What do you care about? What matters to you…That’s what’s going to help you get through the tough parts and that’s what’s going to help you celebrate the great parts. Know that you are on a mission, on task, and living your values.” O’Brien’s advice was the perfect ending to a day filled with motivational, inspiring, and vulnerable moments by notable speakers including Ellevest founder Sallie Krawcheck that lent their voice, opinion, and expertise on topics ranging from financial health to self-love. The goal for The Female Collaborative was to stir women to “Be Bold. Take control.” as noted by this year’s conference theme. The attendees rallied around that theme with flurries of questions and sharing of their stories or how they would take what they had learned and put it into action.

The Female Collaborative, founded in 2017, is a bold community for women business professionals and entrepreneurs who want to show up as their authentic selves and actualize their dreams on their terms.

“We came together at this year’s Summit to energize women to create change in their own lives after a year where more than 2.3 million women have left the workforce,” said Victoria Jenn Rodriguez, founder of The Female Collaborative. “This Summit truly demonstrated the power of “The Renaissance Woman," and our non-profit will continue to find ways to help these women be bold and take control of their professional and personal lives.”

The Female Collaborative is currently planning for its 2022 Summit. To receive news and updates about next year’s summit or other initiatives, visit and subscribe at

The Female Collaborative is a national network consisting of over 2000 trailblazing women who collaborate, educate, and provide access to each other, revolutionizing how women work and do business together. The Female Collaborative offers masterclasses, networking events, vision board workshops, interviews with celebrities and influencers, business connections, and coaching and mentoring opportunities to help women actualize their dreams on their terms. Follow The Female Collaborative on LinkedIn at or Instagram at

Tene Nicole, Marketing and Public Relations
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