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InventHelp Inventor Develops Novel Ice Chest/Cooler Accessory (DPH-386)

Monday August 6 th 2018

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – An inventor from Windsor, Colo., has developed patent pending THE COLD PLATE,  an accessory designed for use with coolers to provide a means to separate the ice from food, beverages and other items, such as condiments. A prototype is available. It also has a patent pending.

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“As an outdoor enthusiast, I have extensive experience with utilizing coolers over the years. My idea came from the need to separate the perishables in my ice chests from the ice,” said the inventor. THE COLD PLATE provides a level, stable platform to be able to separate different cold items within a cooler. It prevents contamination and saturation from the melted ice within a cooler. It also transfers temperature evenly to cold items. This accessory will store conveniently on the cooler floor and will allow contents to be easily reached. Finally, this accessory is durable and corrosion-proof for years of effective use.

The original design was submitted to the Denver office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 17-DPH-386, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com.

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HR Green Announces Jason Poppen as Next CEO

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – HR Green, Inc. (HR Green) has announced the appointment of Jason J. Poppen as the organization’s next CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Poppen will succeed current CEO Steven Heyer, PE, who will be retiring in April 2019 after a transition period.

Jason Poppen has been appointed CEO of HR Green, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Jason Poppen is an excellent choice as the next CEO of HR Green,” Heyer said, noting he was pleased with the appointment. “Jason has proven his leadership abilities in every role he has had with the company. I have the utmost confidence in Jason and know that the company will continue to prosper under his guidance. This will be a smooth transition for our clients and our company.”

Poppen’s appointment is the culmination of more than two years of effort by the Board of Directors for CEO succession.

“I am excited to join the ranks of others who have led this company in its 105-year history,” Poppen said. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone at HR Green to expand our footprint, develop new businesses, and to never lose sight of the great opportunity to partner with our clients to build communities and improve lives. As CEO, one of my key objectives will be to focus on investing in our employees for their continued growth and success, which in turn means greater success for our clients and our company.”

Poppen, originally from Illinois, joined HR Green in 2002. His career has spanned both the private and public sectors. This experience gives him a unique perspective and an ability to anticipate challenges for the firm and its clients. He has provided leadership in multiple areas of HR Green and supported growth initiatives and strategic investments, recently guiding the firm’s strategy in the Houston, Texas, market where he currently resides. Most recently, he has served as President of HR Green’s Transportation Business Line. Poppen has served on the firm’s Board of Directors since 2013.

About HR Green

Founded in 1913, the HR Green Family of Companies includes HR Green, Inc.; HR Green Pacific, Inc.; HR Green Development, LLC; HR Green Fiber and Broadband, LLC; and HR Green California, Inc. HR Green has offices throughout the nation providing engineering, technical, and management solutions to clients in: Transportation, Water, Governmental Services, Land Development, Environmental, Construction and Fiber and Broadband. For more information, visit www.hrgreen.com.

 

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ERA Sellers and Buyers Announces Strategic Advertising Partnership with Adwerx Enterprise

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – ERA Sellers Buyers Real Estate is excited to announce their partnership with Adwerx Enterprise, a company committed to providing “brilliantly simple” advertising to real estate agents and their brokerages. 

As the El Paso, TX and Albuquerque, NM areas’ most productive real estate firm, ERA knows that the housing market is always on the move, which is why they’ve teamed up with Adwerx Enterprise to offer an effortless online digital marketing service that revolutionizes the way real estate agents interact with sellers.

“We invest in our agents and are always searching for ways to help them thrive. By leveraging automated listing ads, we hope to aid our Realtors with getting their listings in front of the right buyers and closing more sales,” Douglas Van Nortwick, Owner of ERA Sellers Buyers Real Estate.

Digital advertising remains one of the most efficient and effective ways for Realtors to reach consumers. The listing ads are targeted based on location and online behavior and run for one week timed to the property launch. Agents can customize and extend the campaign as needed, and are also provided with complete reporting to share with their clients. By employing this big-brand marketing tool on a local scale at 90 percent less than the price of traditional newspaper or postcard advertising, Adwerx Enterprise is an efficient and cost-effective way to promote a seller’s listing, and win more referrals.

“We are excited to bring Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing advertisements to ERA Sellers Buyers. These ads launch as soon as a property is live, providing sellers with reassurance that their home is receiving comprehensive marketing across websites and mobile apps that potential buyers visit every day,” Jed Carlson, Chief Executive Officer of Adwerx.

The leaders in online advertising for busy real estate professionals, Adwerx Enterprise developed the Automated Listing Advertising Program to suit the needs of the modern brokerage. Without any agent involvement required, the program helps deliver on client expectations and win more listings. A recent survey showed that 94% of agents believe this one technology helps close more listings.

About ERA Sellers Buyers Real Estate
ERA Sellers Buyers Real Estate is an award-winning, full-service Real Estate Brokerage in El Paso, TX and Albuquerque, NM. The talented and seasoned sales associates at ERA Sellers Buyers Real Estate serve our communities with high-quality tools and support for home sellers and buyers. Blending tried-and-true methods with cutting-edge tools, the passionate professionals at ERA Sellers Buyers Real Estate work tirelessly for the current and future homeowners of Texas and New Mexico.

About Adwerx
One of the fastest growing companies in real estate technology, Adwerx automates digital advertising for brokerages to delight the seller and increase agent satisfaction.  Adwerx helps individual agents promote themselves and their listings online, working with over 115,000 real estate customers across the US, Canada and Australia. Adwerx was ranked #173 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for 2017 and has been an Inman Innovator Award nominee for its advertising technology. For more information, visit www.adwerx.com.

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Partner Communications Announces Repurchase Results of Its Ordinary Shares

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Partner Communications Company Ltd. (“Partner” or “the Company”)
(NASDAQ:PTNR) (TASE:PTNR) (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR), a leading Israeli
communications operator,
reports that following the Company’s
announcement on May 31, 2018 of a share buy-back plan of up to an
aggregate amount of NIS 200 million of its ordinary shares which are
traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (“the Plan“), as of
August 5, 2018, the Company has completed the repurchase of the first
tranche of the Plan, in the amount of NIS 50 million (including
commissions).

In accordance with the Plan, the Company has repurchased 3,636,190 of
its ordinary shares at an average price per share of NIS 13.75
(including commissions). As of this date, the Company’s treasury shares
totals an amount of 5,022,493.

The implementation of subsequent tranches under the Plan will be subject
to approval of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and
the safe harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “estimate”, “believeâ€�, “anticipateâ€�,
“expectâ€�, “intendâ€�, “seekâ€�, “willâ€�, “planâ€�, “couldâ€�, “mayâ€�, “projectâ€�,
“goalâ€�, “targetâ€� and similar expressions often identify forward-looking
statements but are not the only way we identify these statements. All
statements other than statements of historical fact included in this
press release, including statements relating to the Plan, any other
statements regarding other future events or our future prospects, are
forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking
statements on our current knowledge and our present beliefs and
projections regarding possible future events. These forward-looking
statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about
Partner, and possible regulatory and legal developments. In light of
these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events
discussed in this press release might not occur, and actual results may
differ materially from the results anticipated. We undertake no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Specific statements have been made regarding the Company’s Plan to
repurchase its shares. The repurchase Plan does not require the Company
to acquire any shares at all, or any specific amount of shares.

About Partner Communications

Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a leading Israeli provider of
telecommunications services (cellular, fixed-line telephony, internet
services and television services). Partner’s ADSs are quoted on the
NASDAQ Global Select Marketâ„¢ and its shares are traded on the Tel Aviv
Stock Exchange (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR).

For more information about Partner, see: http://www.partner.co.il/en/Investors-Relations/lobby

This startup says dog chow that’s good enough for humans to eat is the future of feeding your dog

Sunday August 5 th 2018

the farmers dog reviewMelia Robinson/Business Insider

  • The Farmer’s Dog is a personalized meal delivery service that’s most easily described as “Blue Apron for dogs.”
  • Tech investors are throwing money at the Brooklyn startup, which has raised a total of $11 million from Shasta Ventures, SV Angel, and others. They believe it’s the future of dog food.
  • After feeding my dog The Farmer’s Dog food for almost two months, I can see why. My dog Nubs loves it.

 

I wouldn’t call my dog Nubs a picky eater. He eats the gross stuff we pick from his eyes, pens, cardboard, mulch, and any morsel of human food that falls off the table. He is, after all, a growing boy.

But Nubs doesn’t like kibble. When I call him for breakfast, he sniffs around his bowl, filled with brown balls of pulverized beef and grains, and leaves it untouched. For a while, I resorted to sprinkling cheese on his kibble just so he would eat it before we head out the door. But I knew spoiling Nubs wasn’t the solution.

Then we tried The Farmer’s Dog. It’s a personalized meal delivery service that’s most easily described as “Blue Apron for dogs.”

Eating your own dog food

Customers fill out a questionnaire that takes into account their pet’s health and size, and order as many meals as they need for the week. The food is sourced and produced to human-grade standards, using USDA and FDA-inspected ingredients that the company says is prepared in facilities with safety standards usually reserved for human food. It ships in pre-portioned baggies according to the dog’s nutritional needs.

Tech investors are throwing money at the Brooklyn startup, which has raised a total of $11 million from Shasta Ventures, SV Angel, and others. They’re betting that millions of dog-moms and dog-dads want better for their pups, and they’re willing to shell out for it.

“We’ve never doubted that this is the way that pet food is going to be in the future,” said Jonathan Regev, cofounder of The Farmer’s Dog.

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Regev and his cofounder, Brett Podolsky, got their start after Podolsky’s dog, Jada, needed home-cooked food to stay healthy. They started taking orders from friends and rented a commercial kitchen in New York to prepare bigger and bigger batches. 

When they could no longer keep up with demand, Regev and Podolsky went seeking venture capital to start a business.

As it turns out, dogs are the perfect subscription customers. They eat like clockwork and aren’t concerned with how the food looks, though “it happens to look good, which is sort of a great coincidence for us,” Regev said. Customers can see whole ingredients like parsnips, chickpeas, broccoli, spinach, and carrots in every bag.

I asked Regev how much dog food he’s personally eaten during product testing.

“More than I want to admit in public,” he said.

The pet startup market is booming

The premium dog food market is starting to crowd with companies like PetPlate, Ollie, and the newly launched YaDoggie — a dog food delivery service that asks customers to prepare their dogs’ meals in an Instant Pot — that claim to provide higher quality dog chow. And traditional pet care companies are worried. Just this week, the world’s largest pet food manufacturer launched the first startup accelerator and venture fund focused on the future of pet care. 

Nearly $240 million in venture capital flowed into the pet-related startup sector in the US in 2017, more than double from the previous year of $104 million, according to PitchBook.

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Regev said he isn’t worried about the growing competition, because it only serves their mission of having more and more dogs eat well.

“Our end goal is that most of the pet food companies are making food like ours,” Regev said.

Nubs has been eating The Farmer’s Dog fare — in beef, pork, and turkey variety packs — for almost two months. He comes running at the sound of me squeezing the wet food into his bowl. As I lower it onto his mat, Nubs looks up at me with those big, brown eyes that I’d like to think say: “Thank you for making my dreams come true.”

Call me a sucker, but I’m not alone. The company claims to have delivered over one million meals since it launched in 2015.

It’s pricey

It’s worth mentioning: I really, really didn’t want Nubs to like The Farmer’s Dog. Mainly because it costs a fortune. 

The standard meal delivery for Nubs, a one-year-old pit bull mix, contains 14 days of food and comes out to $128, or $64 per week.

(Smaller dogs need less food, so their subscription costs much less.)

That’s almost as much as my household grocery bill. I couldn’t bear to spend that much. So, I talked with customer service and created a custom plan: I order 14 days of food once a month, instead of every two weeks, which averages $32 per week. I supplement his meal with two scoops of kibble, which he eats so long as it touches the good stuff. Now Nubs loves what I feed him — at a more reasonable cost.

Regev said it bothers him when people look at The Farmer’s Dog’s product and say, “Oh, it looks fancy.” The food has recognizable ingredients, sure, but it’s not intended to be a premium product.

“We really are just making simple, healthy food,” Regev said. “And health is the whole point of what we do. It’s nothing to do with spoiling your dog.”

He went on, “I think most companies are marketing to people to be healthy, and we’re just trying to make sure that the food is actually healthier and fresh. We’re not doing beef bourguignon with foraged mushrooms and lamb from New Zealand, that’s not our game.”

“Our beef recipe is called ‘beef recipe,’” Regev said.