Daily Archives: Nov 10, 2022

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Mighty Swell Spiked Seltzer Triumphs With Innovations, Awards & Announces New Board of Directors

Mighty Swell's recent honors include rankings on Inc. 5000 and Austin Business Journal's Fast 50, a 2022 "Best CEO Award" and its own City of Austin holiday. Accelerating its growth and awareness is a revamped Board of Directors, effective Nov. 8, 2022.

AUSTIN, Texas - November 10, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

It's been another productive and exciting quarter for Mighty Swell Spiked Seltzer, top-selling independent hard seltzer brand. In August, Mighty Swell released two successful innovations, 19.2oz Tiger's Blood - a line extension of its Keep it Weird® Variety Pack and a special Halloween edition of its Blood Orange flavor. Mighty Swell completed Q3 with 45% revenue growth, while the vast majority of its hard seltzer competitors posted negative numbers. Mighty Swell recently unveiled its Q1 2023 release TECHNIFLAVOR™ at the National Beer & Wholesalers Association Expo and its related microsite www.techniflavor.com, launches in late November.

Between September and October, the company received four awards and honors. Mighty Swell again ranked in the Inc. 5000 for the fastest-growing companies in the United States, with a three-year increase of 217%. In Central Texas, Mighty Swell ranked #14 in the Austin Business Journal's "Fast 50 Awards." Additionally, the Austin Business Journal awarded CEO Jeana Harrington with the "2022 Best CEO Award" for a small company. The company partnered with the City of Austin to create a local holiday commemorating its anniversary: "Mighty Swell Keep it Weird Day" which will be celebrated with events benefitting local organizations yearly on Sept. 16.

"Mighty Swell has reached an inflection point where we have proven our concept. In spite of intense competition and the brunt of economic and supply chain issues, we continue to grow," says CEO Jeana Harrington. "It is time to pivot from emerging brand survival to a period of accelerated growth. Our existing Board of Directors supported us to our current position - we appreciate them immensely. Our new Board of Directors have founded, operated and exited multiple successful CPG, alcohol and beauty brands - all have unique and complementary areas of expertise, and they will help to guide Mighty Swell through this next phase."

Mighty Swell's Board of Directors will be chaired by Sean Cusack, the original creator of Mighty Swell as well as Founder of Waterloo Sparkling Water, who oversaw the brand's 2020 sale to an investor consortium led by Flexis Capital. "As Mighty Swell's Chairman, I am excited to play an integral role and help the company continue to bring true innovation to this category."

Joining the Mighty Swell Board of Directors are: Tiffany Masterson, Founder of iconic beauty brand Drunk Elephant, which sold to Shiseido for $845M in 2019.

Jason Shiver, CEO of Waterloo Sparkling Water, who oversaw the brand's 2020 sale, along with his former company Amplify Snack Brands' sale to The Hershey Company for $1.6B in 2017.

 Jeff Arnold, former COO alongside Mr. Shiver at Waterloo, now serves as the President and COO of LALO Tequila, a company founded by Eduardo "Lalo" Julio, grandson of Don Julio.

Amer Delić is VP of Capital Formation at Pennybacker Capital, Advisor to Major League Pickleball, and former professional tennis player.

CEO Jeana Harrington joins the Board as its sixth member.

For more information about Mighty Swell, please visit mightyswell.com. Mighty Swell's TECHNIFLAVOR™ can be viewed on techniflavor.com this Thanksgiving. 


About Mighty Swell

Mighty Swell Spiked Seltzer hails from Austin, Texas, where weirdness and realness unite. Wild, weird, and a bit defiant, Mighty Swell prides itself on producing innovative, bold flavors that you've never tried before. Mighty Swell offers three variety packs, including its newest addition, Keep It Weird® - a nod to its Austin roots, as well as individual flavor six-packs, 19.2oz single serve cans, and seasonal kegs. Made with all-natural ingredients, each 12-ounce can is Certified Gluten Free, OU Kosher, vegan friendly, 100 calories with only three grams of carbs from real fruit juice. Find Mighty Swell in over 14,000 stores including H-E-B, Whole Foods, Total Wine & More, Walgreens, COSTCO, AAFES, and other retailers in 30 U.S. states and three foreign countries using the locator at mightyswell.com.

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Jiangxi Becomes Growth Driver for China’s VR Industry Development

East China's Jiangxi Province is becoming an emerging powerhouse for the country's virtual reality (VR) industry

Jiangxi Becomes Growth Driver for China’s VR Industry Development
Young People experience VR

The 2022 World Conference on the Virtual Reality (VR) Industry is held from Nov. 12 to 13 in Nanchang

NANCHANG, China - November 10, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

East China's Jiangxi Province is becoming an emerging powerhouse for the country's virtual reality (VR) industry, as leading firms, specialists, and innovation resources have gravitated to this land, the Provincial Industry and Information Technology Commission told People's Daily Online this week.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced Monday that it approved the establishment of three new national manufacturing innovation centers, one of which is backed by research or tech firms in Jiangxi with VR as its focus.

More favorable policies will be implemented as the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China closed last month, with a chartered road map for accelerating the digital economy and building an internationally competitive digital industry cluster.

An upcoming spotlight event is the 2022 World Conference on the Virtual Reality (VR) Industry, to be held from Nov. 12 to 13 in its provincial capital, Nanchang. 

Themed "VR Adorns the World, VR Brightens the Metaverse," the event launches two new summits this year featuring metaverse and industrial and supply chains separately.

In addition, six innovative application scenarios will be put into place, including a metaverse venue, virtual host "Jiang Xiaowei", augmented-reality live navigation, an opening speech with special effects and VR live broadcast, for online and offline participants to explore an immersive experience. 

Since the event was first initiated in 2018, Jiangxi has seen a boom in the VR industry. The aggregate operating revenue of local VR and related industries rocketed from 4.2 billion yuan (around 583 million US dollars) to 60.4 billion yuan (about 8.38 billion US dollars) in 2021. The figure reached 35 billion yuan (about 486 million US dollars) in the first half of this year, up more than 30% year-on-year, and is expected to exceed 80 billion yuan (about 11.1 US dollars) in 2022. 

The province now hosts more than 400 VR firms, including industrial giants Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Ziguang, and Hikvision.

Official figures showed that 18 of the country's top 50 VR firms have settled in Jiangxi. With many VR hardware manufacturers swarming in, a complete industrial chain has taken shape, making it much easier for upstream and downstream firms to seek synergy in business development and innovation.

Apart from the annual conference, institutional arrangements and policy support also serve as the big catalyst for the province's VR boom.

To foster a sound ecology for VR firms to thrive and flourish, Jiangxi has selected and released provincial-level VR application demonstration projects for two consecutive years, and organized roadshows for VR application projects. 

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Host of ‘Man vs. Wild,’ Bear Grylls, Joins Washington Speakers Bureau’s Exclusive Speakers Roster: Immediately Available for Bookings in the U.S.

WASHINGTON - November 10, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

It is with great excitement that the Washington Speakers Bureau announces the addition of Bear Grylls - host of 'Man vs. Wild,' 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls,' and double Emmy Award-winning 'You vs. Wild,' Global Adventurer, bestselling Author, and Philanthropist - to their exclusive speaker roster.

"Adding Bear Grylls to our exclusive speaker roster is an honor," explained WSB President Ryan Heil. "His ability to connect with audiences, to share his sense of adventure and story of resilience, and to provide a source of inspiration is remarkable." 

Grylls is arguably the most famous face of adventure on the planet. A former British Special Forces soldier, he went on to become one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mt. Everest despite having broken his back just 18 months earlier. Since conquering Everest, Grylls has hosted more extreme adventure TV shows globally than anyone else in history. 

His notable TV shows include the legendary Discovery Channel hit 'Man vs. Wild' and 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls,' now in its eighth season on National Geographic Channel. His 'Running Wild' guests have included President Obama, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts, Prime Minister Modi of India, and many others. Grylls also hosts the double Emmy Award-winning interactive Netflix series 'You vs. Wild,' where viewers get to decide what adventure he tackles.

A bestselling author, Grylls has sold over 20 million books. Additionally, he is an Honorary Colonel to the elite Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout, and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Organization, representing a global family of over 55 million young Scouts around the world.

For a life-changing motivational experience that will help you build resilience and overcome any obstacle, book Bear Grylls to speak at your next conference, meeting, or corporate engagement in the U.S. through WSB. To learn more, visit: https://www.wsb.com/speakers/bear-grylls

WSB is the world's largest talent agency focusing solely on the corporate speaking and lecture circuit. For more than 40 years, we have represented the very best keynote speakers from a variety of fields, from fortune 100 CEOs, to athletes, coaches, authors, presidents, prime ministers, and thought leaders. We remain the first choice of the world's pre-eminent speakers through our relentless focus on integrity, discretion, and care for our speakers and our customers. We have been fortunate to have had the pleasure to represent 3 former U.S. Presidents, 6 former British Prime Ministers, 5 former Secretaries of State, iconic authors, business leaders, and countless others of the most impactful voices of the last 40 years.

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Two Austinites Announce Record-Setting 24-Hour, 100 Mile Run to End Austin Homelessness

On November 12th, Town Lake Loop Challenge Will Support Finding Home ATX, Austin's Community-Led Initiative; FastestKnownTime (FKT) Route

AUSTIN, Texas - November 10, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Finding Home ATX (https://findinghomeatx.org), a community-led initiative to end unsheltered homelessness, announced today that locals Charles Wagner and Michael Sabrin will run 100 or more miles on November 12 to raise a goal of $100,000 to support the initiative. The Town Lake Loop Challenge run will start at midnight on November 12 and the two runners plan to complete at least 10 loops of the 10-mile Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail in 24 hours. Wagner and Sabrin plan to set a Fastest Known Time (https://fastestknowntime.com/route/town-lake-loop-challenge) record for the most loops ever run consecutively around Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake).

On any given night, Austin has over 3,000 unhoused men, women, and children. Finding Home ATX is a community-led, three-year, $515M initiative to end unsheltered homlessness in Austin. The initiative aims to house 3,000 unsheltered individuals, add 1,300 new units of affordable housing, and to build a more effective Homelessness Operating System. Major donors include the St. David's Foundation, Indeed, City of Austin, Travis County, and several other corporations, foundations, and individuals.

"All of our community wants to get those living on our streets out of their tents and into homes with services," said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. "Our community heroes are actually doing something to help get this done. The inspiring passion of Charles Wagner and Michael Sabrin, together with the generosity of their partners, is changing the lives of our unhoused neighbors — mile by mile. They are an example to us all."

About the Runners

Charles Wagner is a father of two, UT Austin alum and software engineering executive at Indeed. He has made Austin his home for 20 years and though he started running during the pandemic, he's now an avid runner. Michael Sabrin is also a father of two, a chef and product developer for Whole Foods Market. Michael attended the University of Georgia, where he was part of the UGA triathlon team. During their training runs logging thousands of miles on Austin's streets and trails, Charles and Michael witnessed the growing impact of homelessness, and are grateful to use running to raise money and be part of the solution. 

Sponsors needed

$1,000/mile sponsorships are still available, and donations can be made at https://enca.st/TLC toward the $100,000 goal. During the run, our fundraising page will feature sponsor logos for the duration of miles supported, and we will feature sponsors on our social media pages during and leading up to the run. 

Who  Charles Wagner (Indeed) and Michael Sabrin (Whole Foods)
What  Running 100+ miles around Town Lake in 1 day
Why  End homelessness in Austin; set an FKT
When  November 12, 2022
Where  Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

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