CPI Card Group Inc. Appoints Jorg Schneewind to Board of Directors

CPI Card Group Inc. (OTCQX: PMTS; TSX: PMTS) (“CPI”), a payment technology company and leading provider of credit, debit and prepaid solutions, today announced the addition of Jorg Schneewind to its Board of Directors, effective September 15, 2020. The Board also appointed Schneewind to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

“I am pleased to welcome Jorg to our Board as an independent Director,” said Bradley Seaman, Chairman of CPI’s Board of Directors. “Jorg’s extensive background in manufacturing will make him a valuable addition to our Board.”

Since 2019, Schneewind has been the President of Appvion, Inc., a leader in innovative packaging solutions. Schneewind previously served as the President of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Inc. for three years and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Freudenberg Medical LLC for ten years.

“CPI Card Group has established itself as a market leader through operational excellence, product innovation and steadfast customer focus,”

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What you need to know before getting your first car insurance policy

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If you’re considering buying your first car, your first car insurance policy should be the next thing on your mind. 

Car insurance might seem complicated — there are hundreds of companies that offer policies in each state and many moving parts to the price you’ll pay each month. But, it’s actually quite straightforward once you narrow down what you need in an insurance policy, determine your monthly budget, and start shopping. 

There are four things you should do in the process of shopping for car insurance to make sure that you’re getting the best possible deal.

Decide on a level of coverage you’re comfortable with or need

Not all car insurance policies are

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Social Security Solutions, Inc., New Updates and Innovation to Leading Social Security Planning Software, SSanalyzer

LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Social Security Solutions, Inc. has launched a new version of its #1-ranked Social Security software, SSanalyzer. Winning the top-ranked Social Security planning tool by financial advisors in the T3 technology survey three years and running, SSanalyzer offers the most robust analysis for Social Security claiming strategies with an intuitive workflow and clear client deliverables. SSanalyzer calculates and suggests the most optimal strategy for any household situation on all subscription levels, assuring all users receive the best possible solution for their client.

With continued research and innovation, Social Security Solutions, Inc. leads the industry, supporting advisors with the most up-to-date methodology, strategies and training. Head of Research, Dr. William Reichenstein, Ph.D., says, “Social Security is still complicated, especially with varying circumstances for different household types that get missed in other tools. Claiming strategies for singles, widows, and married couples each have

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Spelunky 2 – 5 tips for beginners and novices

There’s a lot of excitement for Spelunky 2 from veterans, but there are just as many beginners coming into this game flying blind. For them, Shacknews offers these 5 tips.

The dangerous ruins of the moon are every bit as treacherous as the ones on our planet. Exploring in Spelunky 2 means finding something new with every run. It also means dying. It means a lot of dying. For Spelunky veterans, that comes with the territory. For newcomers, that might feel a little intimidating. So Shacknews is here to help.

If you haven’t tried out Spelunky 2 or its predecessor and this is your first time exploring the procedurally-generated ruins, then you might need a few pointers. Shacknews is here with five helpful beginner tips for anybody getting started with Spelunky 2.

1. Become familiar with traps and enemies

Almost everything in Spelunky 2 is out to

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No room for negotiation on sovereignty issues: Shafie’s approach questionable

Incumbent Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s method of defending the state’s territorial sovereignty is questionable.

His words and intentions are akin to betraying rather than defending Sabah.

It is an unequivocal fact that Sabah is one of the 14 states of Malaysia. There can be no compromise or even room for negotiation on this issue.

As the immediate past chief minister, Shafie should resolutely protest or object to any ownership claim by any foreign government or group, instead of nodding towards negotiation.

Off and on, the Philippines government and official agencies will provoke the issue of ownership over Sabah. This was more obvious when Shafie helmed the state.

However, his remarks several days ago had raised many doubts. Suggesting that the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines should hold negotiations to resolve the Philippines’ territorial claim over Sabah should not even be considered because Sabah belongs to Malaysia.

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New nonprofit provides lifetime hunting, fishing licenses

One of Brent Hutchins’ favorite sayings was “one more.” Whether he was out fishing, hunting or just spending time with his family or friends, he would say, “Just one more buck,” or “just one more fish,” or “just one more minute.”

“Brent would always say it, and of course, it would always lead to more than just one,” said Brent’s wife, Christy, who recently started a new nonprofit in his honor called One More for Brent.

Brent died in 2016 as the result of a work accident at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. According to a story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Hutchins was in the Central Building performing routine maintenance under an elevator when it “came down in the normal cycle and struck him.”

Following the accident, the Jacksonville chapter of the Delta Waterfowl organization purchased lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for Brent’s two children,

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Walker & Dunlop Welcomes Managing Director with Impressive Multifamily Finance Track Record


Oppenheimer: 3 Stocks That Could Surge Over 100% From Current Levels

So far, September has been a wild ride of ups and downs. Following the recent bout of volatility, stocks have ticked higher again. But as uncertainty regarding another rescue program and the presidential election continues to linger, where does the market go from here? Weighing in for Oppenheimer, Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus argues that any market dips appear “relatively contained and orderly,” and present longer-term investors the chance to find “babies that got thrown out with the bathwater.” He noted, “For nervous investors the recent downdraft has presented opportunity to take some profits without FOMO (fear of missing out).”As for the tech heavyweights that powered the market’s five-month charge forward, the strategist believes “current expectations that technology stocks will remain under pressure for some time seem exaggerated.” Stoltzfus adds that the “core of technology stocks did not

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Making the agri-marketing reforms work

a close up of a logo: In the past two decades, the government of India has brought out several model Acts to correct the inefficiencies of the agricultural marketing systems that have persisted.

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In the past two decades, the government of India has brought out several model Acts to correct the inefficiencies of the agricultural marketing systems that have persisted.

By Arabinda K Padhee & PK Joshi

Agri-marketing reforms have been described as key to harnessing the untapped potential of the farm sector. With enhanced agricultural production and a resultant ‘marketable surplus’ from an increasing number of farm households over the years, liberalising the existing marketing scenario has long been advocated by farmers’ organisations, think tanks, researchers and experts.

The promulgation of three specific ordinances, relating to deregulation under the Essential Commodities Act, agri-trade and commerce, and contract farming, in early June this year was hailed by many noted economists and other stakeholders connected to Indian farming. However, the recent spate of protests from some parts of the country, especially Punjab and Haryana, is interesting to analyse

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85% Rise in Branding Campaigns in Southeast Asia Amid COVID-10

AnyMind Group-owned CastingAsia influencer marketing agency has released a report charging shifts in strategies for influencer marketing campaigns by businesses in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan during COVID-19.

When COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020, there was an 85% increase in branding campaigns for influencer marketing through the CastingAsia platform and a 130% increase in influencer marketing campaigns that focused on corporate social responsibility and public causes like social distancing and raising awareness about safety and prevention measures for the Novel Coronavirus.

The analysis of over 1,300 influencer marketing campaigns from September 2019 to August 2020 showed digital-first brands, including gaming and e-commerce businesses, activate more influencer marketing campaigns from April 2020 to June 2020, with a majority of remaining businesses resuming influencer marketing activities from July 2020 onwards.

CastingAsia researched 10 markets including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the

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