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The New Employee Benefit: A Cookie Jar for Emergency Savings

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Over half of employees are financially stressed and its taking a toll on their productivity and happiness in the workplace. To help employers and employees tackle this issue together, SafetyNet today launched Cookie Jar, an employer-sponsored financial wellness program that helps employees save money by rounding up everyday transactions into a savings account.

Employers can provide Cookie Jar as an added employee benefit “ a simple way for their employees to build savings. The program rounds up debit card purchases and checking account transactions to the nearest dollar and stores the change in employees Cookie Jar savings accounts. Employers can also match the round up (up to 100 percent) and employees can withdraw funds at any time, for any reason, with no penalty or fee.

Cookie Jar helps employees build greater financial stability by offering a simple way to save money with the help of their employer, said Roshni Chowdhry, Head of Customer Experience for Cookie Jar. The program is designed to help people save for special goals, prepare for financial emergencies, or simply continue to build their savings.

The support that Cookie Jar provides employees comes at a crucial time. Fifty-three percent of U.S. employees say theyre financially stressed, according to the 2018 PwC Employee Financial Wellness Survey. That stress has a negative impact on their productivity, happiness, and attention to detail, and when employees are worried about money, theyre more likely to take time off to deal with financial matters.

Cookie Jar is one of many innovative financial products by SafetyNet, whose mission-driven solutions aim to improve the financial well-being of millions of hardworking people. Cookie Jar plans to be available to employers and employees across the country.

For more information on Cookie Jar, visit www.cookiejarsavings.com.

About Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar„¢ is an employer-sponsored financial wellness program that helps employees save money by rounding up everyday transactions. Cookie Jar rounds employees debit card purchases and other checking account transactions to the nearest dollar, with a potential employer match, and puts the change into a dedicated savings account. Cookie Jars mission is to improve the financial well-being of millions of employees, with the help of their employers.

The program is one of many innovative financial solutions, including the income insurance program SafetyNet, brought to you by SafetyNet, a company whose mission-driven solutions aim to improve the financial well-being of millions of hardworking people. To learn more about Cookie Jar, visit www.cookiejarsavings.com.

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Abby Duke, [email protected],
(615) 427-2640

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SmartTab Receives $250,000 Colorado Matching Grant to Push Medical Innovation

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DENVER, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — SmartTab was selected to receive funding from OEDIT's Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program. This highly competitive grant allocates funds to recipients during the grant cycle of 2021 for Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage Capital and Retention Grants. These funds support Colorado's advanced industries to push innovation.

SmartTab is the first wireless powered and controlled ingestible electronic capsule drug delivery system on the market. It has been patented, completed PK Pre-Clinical Animal studies and planning additional studies.

“The Advanced Industries grants expand Colorado's vital innovation ecosystem that supports our economic growth […] These innovative companies create jobs and leverage additional investment in Colorado, and are even more important as the nation focuses on economic recovery.” – Katie Woslager Senior Manager, Advanced Industries

Proof-of-Concept grants are available to Colorado-based: research universities, federal labs (in Colorado), and labs with valid technology transfer offices in Colorado for pre-commercialization research and commercialization preparation. Early Stage Capital and Retention grants help companies to commercialize innovative technologies so that they can create viable products that meet market needs and can be created or manufactured in Colorado and exported globally.

The AI Accelerator Grant program had 100 applications this grant cycle. Twenty-four companies were invited to participate in a pitch session in October. Final recommendations were approved by the Economic Development Commission on November 19, 2020.

“SmartTab is honored and inspired by OEDIT awarding us the Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant. This shows that Colorado believes in us, and we believe in Colorado. That's why we are excited to grow with this great state as we revolutionize medication delivery for the people that need it most.”—Robert Niichel, SmartTab Founder & CEO

With 72% of all prescription drugs' consumption not compliant and $285 billion lost annually due to patient non-compliance, SmartTab will make a profound impact on healthcare delivery. Patient benefits include decreased healthcare costs, specific body site delivery, OnDemand delivery timing, increased drug compliance, real-time monitoring, integration with Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).

SmartTab Product Overview

  • Ingestible, wireless, remote-controlled and powered drug delivery as a capsule
  • Swallowed by patient, traveling through gastrointestinal tract
  • Releases therapeutics at the right place at the right time
  • Relays real-time data to doctors, apps, and mobile devices

About Veloce Corporation (SmartTab) – Denver, CO – SmartTab is on a mission to advance digital drug delivery systems for effective therapies that improve patient outcomes. A patient-centered wireless drug delivery platform comprised of an ingestible capsule with a microprocessor, proprietary smart polymer actuator, and active ingredients. Starting with TargetTab for precise targeted drug delivery to the colon and then InjectTab, a biologics delivery system, making needles and syringes a thing of the past.

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Sacha Heppell, SmartTab, +1 (720) 220-4152, [email protected]

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CFTC Approves Transfer of Minneapolis Grain Exchange's Contract Market Designation in Connection with Acquisition by Miami International Holdings; Parties Target December 4, 2020 Closing

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PRINCETON, N.J. and MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), the parent holding company of the MIAX Exchange Group™, and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc. (MGEX), a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), today announced that in connection with MIH's anticipated acquisition of MGEX, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved the transfer of MGEX's Contract Market Designation to Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC, an entity created for purposes of the transaction.  

With CFTC approval, MIH's acquisition of MGEX is now expected to close on December 4, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Upon closing, MGEX would become a wholly owned subsidiary of MIH.

Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MIH, commented, “We are thrilled by the CFTC's approval and thank the CFTC Commissioners for their vote of confidence in the merger between MIH and MGEX. We are eager to close in the coming days and begin to pursue the numerous growth opportunities that we have planned for MGEX.” Added Gallagher, “This transaction would not have been possible without the decision by the MGEX seat holders to first demutualize, and we are grateful for their support.” 

MGEX President and Chief Executive Officer Mark G. Bagan said, “We are very pleased that the CFTC has approved the transfer of our Contract Market Designation. We would like to thank Chair Tarbert and the CFTC Commissioners and Commission Staff for their support throughout the entire approval process.”

Barbara J. Comly, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MIH, added, “We are appreciative of the CFTC's approval and the work of the Commissioners and staff. We look forward to working with the CFTC following the closing.”

MGEX, established in 1881, is one of the oldest trading venues in America, with more than 400 seats, historically concentrated on trading in agricultural products. The acquisition of MGEX significantly diversifies MIH's product portfolio by providing MIH with a futures exchange and clearing facility.

For further information regarding the MIAX Exchange Group, please visit MIAXOptions.com or contact MIAX Trading Operations at [email protected].

For further information regarding MGEX, please visit www.mgex.com.

Corporate Communications Contacts:   

MIH and MIAX

Natalie Kay, Karma Agency

215-790-7806

[email protected]

MGEX

Jesse Marie Green

612-321-7122

[email protected] 

About MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL®) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald® and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group™), three national securities exchanges. MIH also owns a controlling interest in the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

MIAX, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald options exchanges leverage the MIAX Exchange Group's industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with traditional pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX), maker-taker pricing and price-time allocation (MIAX PEARL) market structures, and a hybrid market structure with maker-taker pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX Emerald).

MIAX serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY).

Under MIAX PEARL's exchange license, MIAX PEARL Equities™ provides its members with best-in-class performance through a combination of high determinism, low latency and high throughput. MIAX PEARL Equities has maker-taker pricing and a price-time allocation model.

The MIAX Exchange Group's executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL.

To learn more about MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group visit www.MIAXOptions.com

About MGEX

MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), was established in 1881 and is the only market for Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW), SPIKES Futures, National Corn Index (NCI), National Soybean Index (NSI), Hard Red Winter Wheat Index (HRWI), Hard Red Spring Wheat Index (HRSI), and Soft Red Winter Wheat Index (SRWI) futures and options, as well as for HRSW calendar spread options (CSOs). In addition, MGEX provides DCM, DCO and cash market services to business partners in an array of asset classes.

To learn more about MGEX visit www.mgex.com.

Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, the Company) or the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc. (MGEX), and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer; solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as “may”, “future”, “plan” or “planned”, “will” or “should”, “expected,” “anticipates”, “draft”, “eventually” or “projected”. You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. 

All third-party trademarks (including logos and icons) referenced by the Company and MGEX remain the property of their respective owners. Unless specifically identified as such, the Company and MGEX's use of third-party trademarks does not indicate any relationship, sponsorship, or endorsement between the owners of these trademarks and either of the Company or MGEX. Any references by the Company and MGEX to third-party trademarks is to identify the corresponding third-party goods and/or services and shall be considered nominative fair use under the trademark law.

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First National Realty Partners Completes the Acquisition of a Whole Foods-Anchored Center

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RED BANK, N.J., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — First National Realty Partners (FNRP) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a Whole Foods-anchored neighborhood shopping center located at 1745 West Market Street in Akron, Ohio.  The market around West Market Street Station boasts impressive demographics and the property is located at a highly-trafficked intersection in the heart of Akron's most desirable residential neighborhoods.  The property adds a secure and stable income stream to FNRP's growing portfolio of premier real estate assets throughout the United States and marks First National Realty Partners first tenant partnership with Amazon's subsidiary Whole Foods Market.

“We could not be more pleased to have Amazon's Whole Foods as a tenant in our portfolio,” said Christopher Palermo, Co-Founder and Managing Principal at First National Realty Partners. “The Whole Foods brand attracts a young, active & health-conscious demographic which we expect to continue to drive significant foot traffic to the rest of the center. FNRP is excited to expand our footprint in the great state of Ohio and to be a part of the Akron community. We look forward to working with Whole Foods and other local stakeholders to ensure the continued success of this location.”

First National Realty Partners, LLC (FNRP) is a leading vertically integrated real estate investment firm focused on acquiring institutional quality commercial real estate assets throughout the United States. The firm is an active, opportunistic and value-add investment firm that is equipped to operate in all facets of the real estate acquisition process as an investor, developer and asset manager of commercial real estate.  FNRP enhances the value of properties through hands-on management and targeted investments, resulting in substantial returns for its investors.

Contact Information
Gina Jehn
[email protected]
Investor Relations
First National Realty Partners
125 Half Mile Road Suite 207
Red Bank, New Jersey 07747
800-605-4966
https://fnrpusa.com/property/west-market-street-station/

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