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Jackson Browne's "Downhill From Everywhere" Featured in Trailer for Emmy Nominated Documentary, The Story of Plastic

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 4:47pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The feature-length documentary The Story of Plastic has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing: Documentary category.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The feature-length documentary The Story of Plastic has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing: Documentary category.
  • This must-see documentary tells the hidden story of plastic pollution, from production to incineration.
  • In celebration of the Emmy nomination, Discovery has made the full documentary free to stream on their Youtube channel through September 30.
  • It was also announced that Browne's performance on Austin City Limits will air on November 13.

Dickey’s Hits Record-Breaking Sales on Labor Day Weekend Texas-style barbecue brand sees increase in year-over-year total sales, online orders, digital catering and more

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:36pm

Barbecue.!

Key Points: 
  • Barbecue.!
  • Compared to the year prior, over the three-day weekend, the Texas-style barbecue brand recorded a 10% increase in sales, including a 26% increase in digital sales and a 20% increase in digital checks.
  • On Labor Day, the brand experienced its biggest spike of the weekend with digital checks up 34% and digital catering sales up 36% over 2020.
  • On Sept. 6, orders via the Dickeys Barbecue Pit App increased 62% and digital sales increased 44% compared to 2020.

Zebra Technologies to Present at the J.P. Morgan 12th Annual U.S. All Stars Conference

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:00pm

To listen to the live webcast of the presentation, please visit the investor relations section of the companys website at investors.zebra.com .

Key Points: 
  • To listen to the live webcast of the presentation, please visit the investor relations section of the companys website at investors.zebra.com .
  • Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector and other industries to achieve a performance edge.
  • With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, Zebra delivers industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions to enable every asset and worker to be visible, connected and fully optimized.
  • ZEBRA and the stylized Zebra head are trademarks of Zebra Technologies Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

Noodles & Company Tests Second Ghost Kitchen in San Jose

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:05pm

Testing a second ghost kitchen model provides Noodles & Company with the flexibility to expand access to the brand in new and emerging markets through its digital channels.

Key Points: 
  • Testing a second ghost kitchen model provides Noodles & Company with the flexibility to expand access to the brand in new and emerging markets through its digital channels.
  • Noodles & Company's newest ghost kitchen, located in Central San Jose, will allow local Noodles fans to conveniently order their favorite Noodles menu items directly through the Noodles Rewards App to enjoy the many perks of being a Noodles Rewards member, or through third-party delivery providers.
  • As Noodles continues to grow its footprint, launching a ghost kitchen creates a cost-effective option to expand the brand in emerging markets.
  • "We are very excited to open our second ghost kitchen location and grow our presence in San Jose," said Stacey Pool, chief marketing officer at Noodles & Company.

Narmi Launches Narmi Analytics: Empowering Financial Institutions to Reclaim Control Over Data and Grow with Confidence

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

Through interactive visual dashboards and custom reports, Narmi Analytics aims to make business intelligence accessible to all departments across the institution.

Key Points: 
  • Through interactive visual dashboards and custom reports, Narmi Analytics aims to make business intelligence accessible to all departments across the institution.
  • With no-code drag & drop widgets and visual-based modeling, Narmi Analytics breaks down data silos and makes data analysis approachable.
  • Narmi is a financial technology company that builds enterprise solutions across consumer digital banking, business banking and digital account opening.
  • Today, Narmi powers financial institutions with billions of dollars of assets and helps move millions of dollars between financial institutions on a daily basis.

Iterable Expands Board of Directors with Confluent CMO Stephanie Buscemi

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Iterable , the cross-channel platform that powers unified and memorable customer experiences, announced today that Stephanie Buscemi, CMO of Confluent and former CMO of Salesforce, has joined the company's board of directors.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Iterable , the cross-channel platform that powers unified and memorable customer experiences, announced today that Stephanie Buscemi, CMO of Confluent and former CMO of Salesforce, has joined the company's board of directors.
  • "She brings a fresh, operator mindset to the Iterable board that will help us amplify the way we provide our products and services to our rapidly growing customer base."
  • "Today's customers want a trusted personal relationship with brands that are connected and relevant to them," said Buscemi.
  • Before her role as CMO, Buscemi served as the EVP of product marketing at Salesforce.

LPL Financial, JFC Advisor Network Welcome Sandstone Wealth Management

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LPL Financial LLC (Nasdaq:LPLA)today announced that Sandstone Wealth Management, the investment program located at Heartland Bank, has joined LPLs Institution Services platform, aligned with JFC Advisor Network (JFC), a large enterprise that supports LPL-affiliated advisors.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LPL Financial LLC (Nasdaq:LPLA)today announced that Sandstone Wealth Management, the investment program located at Heartland Bank, has joined LPLs Institution Services platform, aligned with JFC Advisor Network (JFC), a large enterprise that supports LPL-affiliated advisors.
  • Looking to streamline their business, lower annual fees for clients and create differentiated experiences, the Sandstone Wealth Management team chose to join LPL and JFC for the next chapter of the business.
  • Jack Connealy, founder of JFC Advisor Network, stated, JFC is exited to welcome Tyler, Mike and the Sandstone program to our family of advisors located at an institution.
  • These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of Heartland Bank, JFC Advisor Network or Sandstone Wealth Management.

Outdoor Living Brand Outer Raises $50M in Series B Funding

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:02pm

“When I first met Jiake, we talked for 3 hours,” said lead investor Kathy Xu of Capital Today. “His mission to get people outside was simple, but powerful. Consumers are now acutely aware of the importance of outdoor living and Outer’s rocketship growth is a testament to the thoughtful design behind every product. The company is breathing new life into an industry that has long been an afterthought -- and their recent success is just the beginning.”

Key Points: 
  • Outer , the fastest growing direct-to-consumer home brand of 2020, today announces the close of a $50M Series B investment round.
  • Outer raised $10.5M in Series A funding in January 2021, bringing the startups total funding to $65M.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210916005276/en/
    Co-founders of direct-to-consumer home brand Outer, Jiake Liu (left) and Terry Lin (right).
  • We look forward to partnering with Outer as it continues to execute on its ambitious roadmap and redefine the fast growing outdoor living space.

Alchemista Patent-Pending Software Platform Gives CPG Brands New Loyalty and Revenue Opportunities

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

Alchemista , the original premium curator of food, beverage and lifestyle brands, announced that its patent-pending software platform is powering new sales and customer experiences for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands across luxury real estate properties.

Key Points: 
  • Alchemista , the original premium curator of food, beverage and lifestyle brands, announced that its patent-pending software platform is powering new sales and customer experiences for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands across luxury real estate properties.
  • The Locket by Alchemista is an on-demand modular marketplace filled with unique and fabulous finds from up-and-coming brands, local artisans and creators.
  • Alchemista lets brands showcase their products to residents 24x7 in a sophisticated and highly curated manner that todays discerning buyers expect.
  • Licensing opportunities are available to brands and entrepreneurs who want to enhance their omnichannel strategies and deliver their offerings where people work and live.

Fidelity Institutional® Announces Access to New Cybersecurity Solution for Wealth Management Firms

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:29pm

Fidelity Institutional, the division of Fidelity Investments dedicated to providing technology, solutions and insights to wealth management firms and institutions, today announced access to a new third-party cybersecurity offering provided by SaaS cybersecurity company, Armorblox, to better protect advisors and their end clients business email from fraudulent activity.

Key Points: 
  • Fidelity Institutional, the division of Fidelity Investments dedicated to providing technology, solutions and insights to wealth management firms and institutions, today announced access to a new third-party cybersecurity offering provided by SaaS cybersecurity company, Armorblox, to better protect advisors and their end clients business email from fraudulent activity.
  • Securing access to this cybersecurity offering allows Fidelity to deepen existing client relationships.
  • Fidelity Institutional provides investment products through Fidelity Distributors Company LLC; clearing, custody, or other brokerage services through National Financial Services LLC or Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Members NYSE, SIPC.
  • Fidelity Wealth Technologies LLC, an affiliate of Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, receives a referral fee from Armorblox, as detailed in the Services Agreement with Armorblox.