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Black Directors Health Equity Initiative to Honor Billye Suber Aaron at Atlanta Summit

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcaster, activist and philanthropist Billye Suber Aaron will be honored at the Black Directors Health Equity Initiative (BDHEA) 2022 National Summit meeting in Atlanta.

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  • ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcaster, activist and philanthropist Billye Suber Aaron will be honored at the Black Directors Health Equity Initiative (BDHEA) 2022 National Summit meeting in Atlanta.
  • Mrs. Billye Suber Aaron shares the BDHEA's goal of advancing health equity and is a longtime Morehouse School of Medicine supporter.
  • The Aarons' gift to expand the Hugh M. Gloster Medical Education Building was essential in building the meeting rooms and laboratories of its distinctive Billye Suber Aaron Pavilion.
  • The Black Directors Health Equity Agenda (BDHEA) is made up of board directors and senior leaders who are working to eradicate the health disparities and inequities that threaten the individual and collective prosperity of Black families.

Coke Florida, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and The Coca-Cola Company collectively commit $1.65 million to aid those impacted by Hurricane Ian

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

To aid in the recovery, Coke Florida has committed an additional $500,000 to the Associate Care Fund (ACF).

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  • To aid in the recovery, Coke Florida has committed an additional $500,000 to the Associate Care Fund (ACF).
  • The ACF is an independent 501(c)3 organization established in 2018 and managed by Coke Florida associates.
  • In addition, The Coca-Cola Employee Disaster Relief Fund will provide financial assistance to associates impacted by Hurricane Ian.
  • Coke Florida markets, sells, manufactures, distributes, and merchandises over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies.

A Sustained Commitment to Developing Diverse Talent

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

"The competition is a showcase event for diversity, leadership and student achievement that enables our company to demonstrate our commitment to identifying, recruiting and developing diverse talent and future business leaders."

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  • "The competition is a showcase event for diversity, leadership and student achievement that enables our company to demonstrate our commitment to identifying, recruiting and developing diverse talent and future business leaders."
  • An important way Stellantis pursues its long-standing commitment to diversity is by supporting many diversity-serving organizations around North America, particularly in the company's pursuit of diverse talent that is a key ingredient in fueling its innovation.
  • "These efforts allow us to make strategic investments in talent to sustain a diverse and inclusive pipeline of future leaders," Holland said.
  • "This commitment brings our company's purpose and values to life - powered by our diversity, we lead the way the world moves."

The Bliss Group Expands Senior Leadership Team to Match Industry-Leading Growth

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Strong growth requires strong leaders, which is why were thrilled to announce this group of promotions, said Bob Pearson, CEO of The Bliss Group.

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  • Strong growth requires strong leaders, which is why were thrilled to announce this group of promotions, said Bob Pearson, CEO of The Bliss Group.
  • The Bliss Group now consists of 90 professionals across healthcare, technology, financial, and business and professional services.
  • It has been incredible to witness the growth of these five talented professionals at Bliss, stated Cortney Stapleton, Managing Partner at The Bliss Group.
  • The contributions of our Senior Leadership Team set us up to succeed, create an outstanding workplace culture and deliver world-class results.

Amazon to Invest $150 Million in Funds That Provide Underrepresented Entrepreneurs with Access to Capital

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced Amazon Catalytic Capital, a new initiative to invest $150 million in venture capital (VC) funds, accelerators, incubators, and venture studios that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the pre-seed/seed stage of venture capital funding.

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  • Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced Amazon Catalytic Capital, a new initiative to invest $150 million in venture capital (VC) funds, accelerators, incubators, and venture studios that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the pre-seed/seed stage of venture capital funding.
  • In addition to capital, the companies in the funds portfolios will receive mentorship from Amazon executives and gain access to resources to support their business and technical strategy.
  • Historically, underrepresented founders have had less access to startup venture capital and greater difficulties in securing funding to bring ideas to fruition.
  • Amazon Catalytic Capital is the latest in a series of Amazon-sponsored initiatives to boost and support early stage, underrepresented entrepreneurs.

BLACK ENTERPRISE Announces the Return of Black Men XCEL

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, BLACK ENTERPRISE, the No. 1 Black digital media brand with 12 million unique visitors per month, announced its annual Black Men XCEL Conference returns in person after a two-year hiatus to National Harbor, Maryland. On Wednesday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 14, the three-day event will focus on the leadership, fellowship, celebration, and professional development of Black men.

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  • 1 Conference for the Professional Development of Black Men Kicks Off on Oct. 12 in National Harbor, MD.
  • 1 Black digital media brand with 12 million unique visitors per month,announced its annual Black Men XCEL Conference returns in person after a two-year hiatus to National Harbor, Maryland.
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 14, the three-day event will focus on the leadership, fellowship, celebration, and professional development of Black men.
  • Designed to highlight Black leadership and entrepreneurial journeys, black enterprise reaches its audience through its events and linear and digital channels.

New ACS Report: Decrease in Breast Cancer Mortality Rate Continues; Wide Gap for Black Women Remains Stagnant

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- While breast cancer death rates dropped by 43% from 1989 to 2020, Black women continue to be 40% more likely to die from the disease despite lower incidence. These findings are outlined in the latest edition of American Cancer Society's (ACS) Breast Cancer Statistics, 2022, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians alongside its consumer-friendly companion, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2022-2024, available on cancer.org.

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  • These findings are outlined in the latest edition of American Cancer Society's (ACS) Breast Cancer Statistics, 2022, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians alongside its consumer-friendly companion, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2022-2024, available on cancer.org .
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women after skin cancer.
  • It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women overall, after lung cancer, but the leading cause of cancer death among Black and Hispanic women.
  • Black women have lower breast cancer incidence than White women (127.8 vs. 133.7 per 100,000), but 40% higher breast cancer mortality (27.6 vs. 19.7 per 100,000).

Tidal Cyber Closes $4M Funding Round to Continue Making Threat-Informed Defense Achievable

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Tidal Cyber, a leader in threat-informed defense technology, today announced the closing of a $4 million funding round led by Ultratech Capital Partners.

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Tidal Cyber, a leader in threat-informed defense technology, today announced the closing of a $4 million funding round led by Ultratech Capital Partners.
  • The funding will be used to expand Tidal's SaaS-based threat-informed defense platform and ramp up customer acquisition.
  • The number of cyber-attacks continues to grow each year, making it more important than ever for enterprises to adopt more proactive cybersecurity measures.
  • Threat-informed defense gives companies a more strategic means of defense by focusing on the tactics and techniques used by the adversaries most likely to target them.

TRILLION ENERGY FULLY FUNDED TO INCREASE NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AS EUROPE SCRAMBLES AMID SUPPLY CRUNCH

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Natural gas production at SASB is expected to commence in November of this year, supplying vital new natural gas to the region.

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  • Natural gas production at SASB is expected to commence in November of this year, supplying vital new natural gas to the region.
  • Trillion Energy has natural gas pipeline and facilities onshore Turkiye which are not dependent upon the gas transport systems experiencing problems in other parts of Europe.
  • We are very excited that our first two wells are on schedule for completion and supply of natural gas by November this year.
  • Trillion Energy is focused on natural gas production for Europe and Turkey with natural gas assets in Turkiye and Bulgaria.

Clarus Board of Directors Approves Thrivent Asset Management, a Top Shareholder, to Increase Its Position to up to 9.9% of Shares Outstanding

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

"We welcome this potential added ownership by a high-quality investor like Thrivent as we believe it signals their confidence in our long-term strategy, said Warren Kanders, executive chairman of Clarus.

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  • "We welcome this potential added ownership by a high-quality investor like Thrivent as we believe it signals their confidence in our long-term strategy, said Warren Kanders, executive chairman of Clarus.
  • We remain focused on driving our Super Fan brand strategy for the benefit of all of our shareholders.
  • The Company expects to fully utilize approximately $39.5 million of the NOL carryforwards that expire on December 31, 2022.
  • We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.