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Combe Inc. Announces Majority Investment in Prestige Hair Care Brand Virtue Labs

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 8:20pm

Combe Inc. (Combe), one of the leading privately-held family-owned personal care companies in the U.S., today announced a Series C investment in Virtue Labs (Virtue), a multi-award winning prestige haircare brand.

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  • Combe Inc. (Combe), one of the leading privately-held family-owned personal care companies in the U.S., today announced a Series C investment in Virtue Labs (Virtue), a multi-award winning prestige haircare brand.
  • The investment provides Virtue with capital for additional product innovation and to continue its rapid growth in prestige distribution around the world.
  • As a result of the latest investment round, Combe will now have majority ownership interest in the company.
  • Virtue creates innovative, technology-based solutions for the health of hair and scalp that provide visible, transformational results.

American Fair Credit Council Releases National Debt Settlement Economic Impact Report

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:47pm

Today, the American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) released a report detailing the significant and wide-ranging national impact of debt settlement activity to the U.S. economy and quantifying the total annual consumer benefit that debt settlement provides.

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  • Today, the American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) released a report detailing the significant and wide-ranging national impact of debt settlement activity to the U.S. economy and quantifying the total annual consumer benefit that debt settlement provides.
  • The report, completed by John Dunham & Associates, determined that the debt settlement industry contributes $6.8 billion to the U.S. economy annually and saved American consumers more than $1.6 billion in 2019.
  • Other critical findings of the report describe the sizable ripple effect triggered by debt settlement in sectors across the U.S. economy.
  • The American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) is the national association of professional Consumer Credit Advocates.

Atmosphere, a Small Business and EPA Approved One-Step All Purpose Cleaner-Disinfectant Announces a Kill Claim Against Covid-19

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 5:25pm

Atmosphere Global LLC has produced and distributed innovative cleaning and odor control products since 2014.

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  • Atmosphere Global LLC has produced and distributed innovative cleaning and odor control products since 2014.
  • Atmosphere has worked successfully with independent laboratories, following EPA guidelines to certify and prove that Atmosphere kills the COVID-19 virus.
  • Atmosphere offers three types of fast, easy, and effective applications using non-aerosol misting sprayers that complement its disinfecting solution.
  • To learn more about Atmosphere Global and its proprietary products, please visit www.AtmosphereGlobal.com or speak to one of its bio-security experts.

Fifth Third Bank Names Executive Vice President Kala Gibson Chief Enterprise Corporate Responsibility Officer & Head of Business Banking

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 5:18pm

Fifth Third Bank, National Association today announced that Executive Vice President Kala Gibson has been named chief enterprise corporate responsibility officer & head of Business Banking.

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  • Fifth Third Bank, National Association today announced that Executive Vice President Kala Gibson has been named chief enterprise corporate responsibility officer & head of Business Banking.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201201005967/en/
    Fifth Third Bank Executive Vice President Kala Gibson, chief enterprise corporate responsibility officer & head of Business Banking.
  • He joined Fifth Third in 2011 as a Business Banking executive in Eastern Michigan and was named head of Business Banking in 2013.
  • The Bank also announced the promotion of Stefanie Steward-Young to chief corporate social responsibility officer and Jada Grandy-Mock to chief corporate community and economic development officer.

The Boston Globe Names Workhuman a Top Place to Work for 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 5:04pm

Workhuman encourages all of its employees to bring their whole self to work and celebrates each human for all that they are.

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  • Workhuman encourages all of its employees to bring their whole self to work and celebrates each human for all that they are.
  • And to encourage other organizations and professionals, as well as its own humans, Workhuman launched Workhuman Certified in October 2020.
  • Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties.
  • BGMP includes The Boston Globe, Globe.com, Boston.com, STAT and Globe Direct.

Dream Link Entertainment Invests in Creative Labs, a World-Class Digital-First Consumer Product Studio, Co-Founded by Creative Artists Agency

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 5:00pm

Creative Labs, a digital studio co-founded by leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has secured a $5 million investment commitment from Dream Link Entertainment (DLE,TYO:3686), a subsidiary of Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Corporation.

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  • Creative Labs, a digital studio co-founded by leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has secured a $5 million investment commitment from Dream Link Entertainment (DLE,TYO:3686), a subsidiary of Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Corporation.
  • This investment is the first close of a larger fundraise by Creative Labs to be completed over the next two quarters.
  • DLE has a renowned reputation in Japan for creating memorable and entertaining consumer experiences, said Leonard Brody, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Creative Labs.
  • Launched in 2017, Creative Labs incubates and develops tech-enabled consumer products and companies backed by celebrity influence and intelligence.

MiraMed Circle of Warmth Donates to U-M Wolverine Street Medicine Honoring #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:50pm

The Empowerment Plan seeks to end the generational cycle of homelessness by producing durable coats that turn into sleeping bags.

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  • The Empowerment Plan seeks to end the generational cycle of homelessness by producing durable coats that turn into sleeping bags.
  • Donations to the Circle of Warmth keep them working.
  • In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, the MiraMed Circle of Warmth campaign has donated 150 coats to Wolverine Street Medicine a program founded by University of Michigan Medical School students in 2017.
  • Please consider donating to the Circle of Warmth this winter as part of your holiday giving to help organizations like Wolverine Street Medicine keep up the much needed work they are doing in our communities.

Sumitomo SHI FW fluidized bed technology – upscaling thermochemical energy storage to a commercial level

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:47pm

SaltX Technology AB has partnered with Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) to solve this in terms of heat energy.

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  • SaltX Technology AB has partnered with Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) to solve this in terms of heat energy.
  • SFW has designed a fluidized bed pilot reactor, which serves as the point of discharge, where the salt releases the heat.
  • Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) is a global, innovative provider of energy and environmental technologies and services focusing on high efficiency and flexible generation of energy.
  • www.shi-fw.com
    SaltX Technology AB develops and sells a patented energy storage technology based on nanocoated salt.

IMDb Announces the Top Stars and Top Breakout Stars of 2020 and Presents a STARmeter Award to Anya Chalotra

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

IMDb also announced today that this years Top Breakout Star, Anya Chalotra (The Witcher), accepted the IMDb Breakout STARmeter Award from her home in London, UK.

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  • IMDb also announced today that this years Top Breakout Star, Anya Chalotra (The Witcher), accepted the IMDb Breakout STARmeter Award from her home in London, UK.
  • Actress Anya Chalotra received an IMDb Breakout STARmeter Award for her standout performance as Yennefer in The Witcher, which ranks as one of the Most Popular TV Shows on IMDb this year.
  • Previous IMDb STARmeter Award recipients in the Breakout category include Nicholas Braun , Olivia Cooke , Jacob Elordi , Pom Klementieff , Brie Larson , Dacre Montgomery and Miles Teller .
  • I feel incredibly lucky to also receive the IMDb STARmeter Award my very first award ever from IMDb and IMDbPro."

Accel Robotics Expands Its Executive Team, Further Strengthening Market Leadership in Next-Generation, Checkout-Free Stores

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

The retail industry is changing at an unprecedented rate, and the need for advanced technology has never been greater, said Brandon Maseda, co-founder and CEO, Accel Robotics.

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  • The retail industry is changing at an unprecedented rate, and the need for advanced technology has never been greater, said Brandon Maseda, co-founder and CEO, Accel Robotics.
  • As VP of Engineering, Khormaei is tasked with taking Accel Robotics technology platform to the next phase of commercialization.
  • I am excited to join Accel Robotics and further our technology leadership in automated stores, said Khormaei.
  • As Senior Director of Product Management, Hermann will focus on growing the companys product management team and expanding Accel Robotics solution offerings.