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Mayor Lightfoot joins World Business Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago, and Discovery Partners Institute to announce ThinkChicago Launchpad

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Friday, September 30, 2022

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joins World Business Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) and Discovery Partners Institute to announce the launch of ThinkChicago Launchpad, a brand-new event exclusive to City Colleges of Chicago students and alumni. Interested students can register for the opportunity to enjoy a multi-day immersion experience to explore Chicago's thriving tech, innovation, and startup ecosystem at www.thinkchicago.net/launchpad.

Key Points: 
  • For the first-time ever, WBC's flagship STEM talent attraction and retention program, ThinkChicago, will host Launchpad, an exclusive event for City Colleges of Chicago students and alumni
    CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joins World Business Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) and Discovery Partners Institute to announce the launch of ThinkChicago Launchpad, a brand-new event exclusive to City Colleges of Chicago students and alumni.
  • "When it comes to diverse, local talent, City Colleges of Chicago is truly one of the city's powerhouses," said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.
  • "I am beyond proud to see World Business Chicago's ThinkChicago program tap into this talent pool and rapidly grow with City Colleges students.
  • ThinkChicago is organized by World Business Chicago, with anchor partners, the University of Illinois System and the City of Chicago.

World Business Chicago Joins FourKites to Announce Expanded Slate of Upcoming Logistics & Supply Chain Conferences in Chicago

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Friday, September 23, 2022

These events represent how Chicago's historic strengths, innovative technologies and startups, plus global supply chain demand have Chicago positioned as a leading global hub for transportation, distribution and logistics.

Key Points: 
  • These events represent how Chicago's historic strengths, innovative technologies and startups, plus global supply chain demand have Chicago positioned as a leading global hub for transportation, distribution and logistics.
  • Uber Freight moved its global headquarters from San Francisco to Chicago in 2019; we look forward to hearing from this global leader of logistics and supply chain management.
  • In the same week as the Chicago Venture Summit1871 Chicago, the world ranked technology and startup hub, will host its inaugural Supply Chain Innovation Summit with Accenture on October 5, 2022.
  • "There is no city in the world that competes with Chicago when it comes to logistics tech, freight tech, and supply chain innovation," said Michael Fassnacht, President and CEO for World Business Chicago, and Chief Marketing Officer for City of Chicago.

Leuko Raises $5 Million Series A to Validate and Bring to Market Its Noninvasive White Blood Cell Monitoring Technology for Cancer Patients

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Leuko, an MIT startup developing PointCheckTM, the first solution that enables at-home noninvasive white blood cell (WBC) monitoring, today announced a first closing of $5 million for their Series A round.

Key Points: 
  • Leuko, an MIT startup developing PointCheckTM, the first solution that enables at-home noninvasive white blood cell (WBC) monitoring, today announced a first closing of $5 million for their Series A round.
  • Leuko will also continue to pursue its go-to-market and partnership activities with healthcare providers, medical device distributors and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Low WBC levels is one of the most common as well as most devastating and costliest side effects of cancer chemotherapy.
  • With Leuko, patients simply place their finger onto an internet connected PointCheckTM device for just 1 minute a day.

8.8% Fortune 500 CEOs are women - the highest of all indices - according to the Women CEOs in America Report 2022

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

There is still significant progress to be made to seat more diverse CEOs at the head of America's largest companies. " There is tremendous growth in the number of women starting businesses. Research estimates that women own 40% of all companies in America, with Black and Latina founders starting businesses in record numbers. We share this report to hold companies accountable for ensuring women, especially women of color, have equitable access to leadership opportunities and networks for advancement."  --Kimber Maderazzo, Chair, C200

Key Points: 
  • In Summer of 2022, 8.8% of CEOs are women and today women are 9% of CEOs in the Fortune 500.
  • "The Women CEOs in America Report offers much more than just data related to women leading the country's major corporations," said Edie Fraser, CEO of WBC.
  • While the numbers rise in the Fortune 500, the promotion of women of color lag across the indices which include the Fortune, S&P 500 and Private companies.
  • Thisreport provides a comprehensive breakdown of women running Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, Russell 3000, S&P 500, Private Companies over $1 billion, and women entrepreneurs over $500 million.

FanDuel Furthers Commitment to "Play Well" During Responsible Gaming Education Month

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- To help mark the American Gaming Association's Responsible Gaming Education Month, FanDuel Group is holding its first company-wide Play Well Day to announce a series of additions to its industry leading responsible gaming initiatives. FanDuel has kicked off the commitment with a renewed partnership with seven division boxing champion Amanda Serrano, who will be joining Craig Carton as a responsible gaming ambassador. 

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- To help mark the American Gaming Association's Responsible Gaming Education Month, FanDuel Group is holding its first company-wide Play Well Day to announce a series of additions to its industry leading responsible gaming initiatives.
  • FanDuel is proud to announce that its first RG ambassador, Craig Carton, has agreed to a new multi-year extension to continue as a FanDuel Responsible Gaming Ambassador.
  • As part of Responsible Gaming Education Month, FanDuel Group will make a $100,000 donation to the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG), supporting ground-breaking research designed to understand gambling behavior in order to determine areas of potential harm to mitigate risk and improve responsible gambling programs.
  • As the #1 mobile gaming operator, FanDuel believes it is critical to lead from the front on responsible gaming.

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Announces Return of Phoenix World Burn Congress

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the leading national nonprofit supporting burn survivors, announces the return of its foundational event, Phoenix World Burn Congress. The in-person event was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Phoenix Society took the time to conduct extensive community research to further understand sustainability of the event. Phoenix Society decided to bring back the event in person in a "Reimagined" format in 2023. An official date and location for the long-anticipated 2023 event will be announced on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, at noon EST. Join the live-streamed announcement on October 25th on Facebook or Youtube. 

Key Points: 
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the leading national nonprofit supporting burn survivors, announces the return of its foundational event, Phoenix World Burn Congress.
  • Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announces the return of Phoenix World Burn Congress in Fall of 2023.
  • Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC) began in 1985, developed by burn survivors, for burn survivors, to identify and understand the issues that impact the daily lives of those associated with burn trauma.
  • However, it was renamed National Burn Congress in 1986, World Burn Congress in 1989, and World Burn Congress III in 1990, before being renamed Phoenix World Burn Congress in 2013.

NATIONAL WOMEN'S BUSINESS CONFERENCE POWERS THE DREAMS OF NATION'S WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Every entrepreneurial journey starts with a dream, and this year's National Women's Business Conference (WBC) is reconnecting the nation's women business owners with the joy, passion and more they felt when they first started their businesses. This annual event—held on October 9-11 at The Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky—is hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®) and presented by Bank of America for the 10th consecutive year.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Every entrepreneurial journey starts with a dream, and this year's National Women's Business Conference (WBC) is reconnecting the nation's women business owners with the joy, passion and more they felt when they first started their businesses.
  • This annual eventheld on October 9-11 at The Galt House in Louisville, Kentuckyis hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners(NAWBO) and presented by Bank of America for the 10th consecutive year.
  • "Year after year, and decade after decade, NAWBO's legacy and impact is created by women business owners who want to support one another and see each other succeed," said Karen Bennetts, NAWBO National Board Chair.
  • "Bank of America is thrilled to continue supporting the National Women's Business Conference to advance and empower women business ownership nationwide," said Jill Calabrese Bain, Managing Director, Small Business, Specialty Banking & Lending, Bank of America.

A Roadmap for Success: Women Business Collaborative Releases White Paper on How Twenty Leading Women Executives Rose to the C-Suite

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Business Collaborative (WBC) the leading alliance of organizations, companies and individuals working together to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business, today released a special White Paper on the trailblazing paths of 20 leading women executives who made it the C-Suite.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Business Collaborative (WBC) the leading alliance of organizations, companies and individuals working together to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business, today released a special White Paper on the trailblazing paths of 20 leading women executives who made it the C-Suite.
  • "We are so grateful to these 20 amazing women leaders whose stories are the heart and soul of this White Paper," said Edie Fraser, CEO of WBC.
  • The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an alliance of over 70 women's business organizations and hundreds of business leaders building a movement to achieve equal position, pay, and power for all women in business.
  • Through collaboration, advocacy, action, and accountability, we mobilize thousands of diverse professional women and men, business organizations, public and private companies, and the media to accelerate change.

Women Business Collaborative Announces the Appointment of Robin Schwartz as Senior Director of Development

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Business Collaborative (WBC) the leading alliance of organizations, companies and individuals working together to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business, announces the appointment of Robin Schwartz to serve as Senior Director of Development.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Business Collaborative (WBC) the leading alliance of organizations, companies and individuals working together to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business, announces the appointment of Robin Schwartz to serve as Senior Director of Development.
  • Schwartz, who most recently served as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at NextUp, a 501c3 nonprofit that advocates for advancing women in business, will assume responsibility for overseeing the WBC's revenue streams including grants, donations, and fundraising events.
  • "We are excited to have Robin join our growing team," said Edie Fraser, Chief Executive Officer of the WBC.
  • The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an alliance of over 70 women's business organizations and hundreds of business leaders building a movement to achieve equal position, pay, and power for all women in business.

BeyondSpring Presents New Data for the Use of Plinabulin and Pegfilgrastim to Decrease Neutropenia Burden in Peri-Transplant Multiple Myeloma Patients at the 19th International Myeloma Society Annual Meeting

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Monday, August 29, 2022

However, its associated with a high frequency of FN, typically around 60% of patients, despite prophylactic use of pegfilgrastim and antibiotics.

Key Points: 
  • However, its associated with a high frequency of FN, typically around 60% of patients, despite prophylactic use of pegfilgrastim and antibiotics.
  • Patients receive a plinabulin 40 mg fixed dose IV infusion, and on day +1, pegfilgrastim 6 mg is administered per standard of care.
  • Preclinical data have shown that plinabulin induces apoptotic cell death in multiple cell lines and cells from MM patients.
  • Plinabulin has single agent anti-cancer activity in a number of cancers including small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and multiple myeloma (MM).