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AmeraMex International, Inc. (AMMX)

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AmeraMex International, Inc. is a provider of heavy equipment for logistics companies, infrastructure construction, and forestry conservation. It has greater than 30 years of experience in heavy equipment sales and service. The Company serves customers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. AmeraMex International lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. The Company has its head office in Chico, California.

AmeraMex has three business units. These are Hamre Equipment Inc., Hamre Heavy Haul; and Hamre Parts & Service. AmeraMex has a large equipment refurbishing facility in Northern California. There, it refurbishes millions of dollars of used equipment and resells to customers in the United States and around the world.

AmeraMex International is a provider of new and refurbished heavy equipment to logistics companies, infrastructure construction, logging companies, US Military, and forestry conservation organizations—nationally and internationally. It has agreements with U.S.-based ASV to market their line of mastication equipment; with U.S. manufacturers Taylor Machine Works to market their line of heavy-duty forklifts and empty/loaded container handlers; and Terex Heavy Equipment to market their line of front-end loaders, scrapers, as well as excavators.

AmeraMex International supplies equipment to numerous diverse industries. Nonetheless, 30 percent of the Company’s revenue is produced from sales of new and refurbished container handlers to port-side logistic companies and distribution centers across the United States. About 80 percent of AmeraMex’s sales are made up of refurbished equipment.

Last week, AmeraMex International announced that it received a $130,500 equipment order. This order is for an ASV RT-120 track loader equipped with a mulching head. The RT-120 is built to handle tough excavation, mulching, and other challenging applications within the aggregates, construction, landscaping, agriculture, forestry, and snow removal industries. This equipment will be delivered this month to a customer in the timber industry.

This week, AmeraMex International reported Revenue for its Q2 and six-month period ending June 30, 2020. Its Revenue for the Q2 and six-month period was negatively affected by COVID-19 restraints as was that of its customers. The Company states that the first month of Q3 has already experienced a Revenue turnaround. For the month of July through August 4, AmeraMex International reported sales in excess of $2.2 million.

AmeraMex reported Revenue of $1,782,658 versus Revenue of $5,473,041 for Q2 of 2019. This represents a 67 percent decrease versus Q2 of 2019. Revenue for the six-month period was $3,221,154. This represents a 59 percent decrease versus Revenue of $7,916,933 reported for the comparable six-month period of 2019.

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AmeraMex International, Inc. (AMMX), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0108, even for the day, on 42,200 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 174,548 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0073/$0.0181.

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Corvus Gold, Inc. (KOR)

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Corvus Gold, Inc. acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties chiefly in the U.S. The Company’s mandate is to become a foremost exploration and development enterprise with the ultimate aim of becoming a non-operating gold producer with significant carried interest and royalty exposure. Its main mineral property is the North Bullfrog Project. This is a gold-silver mining project in northwestern Nye County, Nevada. Corvus Gold is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The North Bullfrog Project is 10 km north of Beatty, Nevada, and 8 km north of the Bullfrog Mine earlier operated by Barrick Gold Corporation. The Project comprises leased, patented, and unpatented mining claims encompassing an area of roughly 86.6 km2. This consists of a mix of private mineral leases of patented federal mining claims and 1,057 federal unpatented mining claims.

The North Bullfrog Project represents a large, low-sulphidation, epithermal bulk-tonnage gold system hosted in volcanic and sedimentary rocks. The project is 100 percent controlled by Corvus Gold.

Corvus Gold also has its Mother Lode Project. This Project is 165 km northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, 10 km east of Beatty, Nevada, and approximately 20 road km’s from Corvus Gold’s North Bullfrog project in the Walker Land gold belt. The Mother Lode Project consists of 445 federal unpatented mining claims encompassing an area of about 36.5 km².

Corvus Gold has begun geophysical surveys throughout the Mother Lode trend to integrate district scale data into its belt-wide exploration models. The considerably expanded survey and other ongoing regional studies and data compilations are designed to unlock the substantial potential effectively and efficiently for new discoveries throughout the belt and throughout the greater Bullfrog Gold District.

In July, Corvus Gold announced it received positive drilling results from its new Lynnda Strip target situated roughly 2.5 kilometers to the north-northeast of the Mother Lode deposit and roughly halfway between Mother Lode and AngloGold Ashanti’s Silicon project. The Lynnda Strip mineralization is a combination of structurally and stratigraphically controlled oxide gold below about 150 meters of cover.

Drill hole CH20-11 returned an oxide zone totalling 197m @ 0.44 g/t Gold including 44.2m @ 0.90 g/t Gold & 20m @ 0.74 g/t Gold. Higher-grade intervals are associated with stockwork quartz veining hosted in volcanic rocks which is alike to the historic Bullfrog Mine and Corvus Gold’s YellowJacket gold deposits. The Company will be conducting a follow-up drill program to test the upper part of the system, which Corvus projects to be higher grade.

This week, Corvus Gold announced that its common shares started trading on the Nasdaq Capital Markets as of market open, August 12, 2020, under the ticker symbol KOR. The Company’s common shares will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the same ticker symbol KOR.

Mr. Jeffrey Pontius, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corvus Gold, said, “It is a significant achievement for a Company to up-list to a senior US listing. Being one of only six gold companies on the Nasdaq will provide an increased exposure to a broader retail and institutional audience as the gold market continues to show strength. The Company is excited to begin trading on the Nasdaq as it further enhances our presence in the United States with our Nevada, North Bullfrog and Mother Lode projects.”

Corvus Gold, Inc. (KOR), closed Friday's trading session at $2.84, off by 3.07%, on 75,243 volume with 333 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 73,766 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.55/$3.09.

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Driven Deliveries, Inc. (DRVD)

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Driven Deliveries, Inc. is California's fastest growing online cannabis retailer and direct-to-consumer delivery company. It is the first U.S. based publicly traded cannabis delivery service operating within the United States. The Company formerly went by the name Results-Based Outsourcing, Inc. It changed its corporate name to Driven Deliveries, Inc. in September of 2018. Ganjarunner is a subsidiary of Driven Deliveries. Founded in 2013 and OTCQB-listed, Driven Deliveries is based in San Diego, California.

Driven Deliveries provides e-commerce solutions, online sales, as well as on-demand cannabis delivery in select cities where permitted by law. The Company provides legal cannabis consumers the ability to purchase and receive their marijuana in a fast and convenient manner. Driven Deliveries provides a proprietary, turnkey delivery system to its customers.

Driven Deliveries works with brands and their products to be the all-in-one delivery solution to the States of California, Nevada, and Oregon. The Company enables brands to sell and deliver their products directly to consumers by way of e-commerce and home delivery solutions.

Driven Deliveries connects upstream cultivators, manufacturers, brands, and retailers via software and logistics solutions. The Company covers 92 percent of California's population for next day and close to 60 percent same day. It delivers to urban, rural, and metropolitan areas and homes, businesses, and hotels.

Driven Deliveries has successfully launched its new brand to consumer program, BrandBudee. This solution enables brands to sell directly to consumers via their own website, shopping products available to purchase based on their location. BrandBudee provides consumers direct access to some of the most renowned cannabis brands in the space with delivery in under 90 minutes throughout California.

In July, Driven Deliveries announced that it increased the functionality and brand participation from 13 to 21 for its BrandBudee Program. Mr. Sal Villanueva, President of Driven Deliveries, said, "As easy as, click, add to cart, and see you in 60 mins. BrandBudee is not just a technical solution but a logistics, marketing, analytics and consumer loyalty platform for brands looking to service its customers the way they want to be serviced."

This week, Driven Deliveries announced its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020, during which it reported record Revenue of $5.7 million. Revenue for Q2 totaled $5.7 million, versus $65,824 in Q1 2019. This represents a 158 percent sequential increase over Revenue of $2.2 million in Q1 2020.

Driven Deliveries’ online retail divisions, Ganjarunner and Budee, now represent greater than 244,600 registered cannabis consumers. The Company acquired more than 14,000 new customers in Q2, versus 13,000 new customers in Q1 2020. Greater than 11 new cannabis brands were added to the menu, across 4 categories.

Driven Deliveries, Inc. (DRVD), closed Friday's trading session at $0.53, up 3.9216%, on 27,260 volume with 37 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 29,358 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.349999994/$2.26999998.

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Prime Mining Corp. (PRMNF)

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Prime Mining Corp. is actively exploring the historic Los Reyes gold and silver project in Sinaloa, Mexico. The Company’s Management Team has an ideal mix of successful capital markets and mining executives and experienced local exploration personnel. Prime has a well-planned capital structure with considerable management and insider ownership. OTCQB-listed, Prime Mining has its corporate office in Vancouver, British, Columbia.

The Los Reyes gold and silver project has a current Measured and Indicated in-pit oxide mineral resource for the Property of 19.8 million tonnes containing 633,000 gold ounces at 1.0 gpt and 16,604,000 silver ounces at 26.2 gpt. Los Reyes holds significant resource upside based on open extensions of known resources, ten kilometers of undrilled strike length, and at least eight additional exploration targets. Decades of wide-ranging fieldwork and technical studies have positioned Los Reyes to be an advanced, cost-effective opportunity poised for fast advancement.

Los Reyes has an extensive mining history that goes back into the 1700s. It is 37 contiguous claims over 6,300 hectares. Prime Mining completed the acquisition of the project from Vista Gold including buy-back of two separate 2 percent NSRs (Net Smelter Returns) and the 49 percent back-in right on underground mining.

Los Reyes has direct access to roads, power, abundant water, and also a local labor force. Untested new claim blocks added to the project have yet to be explored. Los Reyes is amenable to simple open pit heap leach mining. Tens of millions have already been spent in exploration and engineering studies, with seven open pit deposits delineated.

Last week, Prime Mining announced effective August 1, 2020, the appointment of Mr. Ian Harcus as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), replacing Mr. Simon Anderson who relinquishes his role as CFO but will remain with the Company in a transition capacity. Mr. Harcus is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 12 years of financial and accounting experience. He has an extensive background in financial management and reporting, corporate transactions, and working with global jurisdictions including Mexico.

Prime Mining Corp. (PRMNF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.39, up 1.0909%, on 4,374 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 28,853 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.144099995/$1.58000004.

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SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd. (SPBBF)

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SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd. centers on producing medical cannabis in Canada. It owns about 290 acres of land in Rock Creek, British Columbia. SpeakEasy represents a collective of the leading cannabis growers in Canada, sharing decades of knowledge and experience to produce first-class product. Fundamentally, the Company is an incubator designed to support industry-leading talent with the shared knowledge, resources, and passion of its entire operation. SpeakEasy Cannabis Club is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTC Markets.

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club takes advantage of three generations of farming experience in British Columbia, and also its favorable location to grow and process high-quality cannabis products at low cost. The Company cultivates small batch, high quality craft cannabis in its 10,000 square foot indoor facility. It planned to complete planting its licensed 60-acre outdoor field by mid-July 2020.

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club expects to produce roughly 70,000 kg of outdoor, sun grown cannabis this year. The Company is the only licensed producer (LP) applicant in British Columbia’s renowned ‘Golden Mile’. SpeakEasy’s innovative business model enables each grower to operate independently. Furthermore, it gives them the freedom to develop each strain to perfection.

In January of 2019, SpeakEasy Cannabis Club announced that it signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with M&J Orchards Ltd. to plant 50 acres of hemp in 2020 on M&J’s property. SpeakEasy’s property has already undergone stringent approval processes from the Agricultural Land Reserve, Federal, Provincial, Municipal governments and Health Canada for the cultivation of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) bearing cannabis.

The expectation is that demand for CBD will be more than SpeakEasy Cannabis Club could possibly grow on its land package. Therefore, strategic partnerships with land owners and operators to produce industrial hemp is vital for the Company to keep up with demand. Throughout this year’s season, SpeakEasy will continue to develop its Phase 2 outdoor grow facility on the remaining land suitable for growing cannabis on its 290 acre property.

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd. (SPBBF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.2679, off by 6.8498%, on 1,999 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,340 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$1.24989998.

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Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. (WPRT)

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Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. is a foremost supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuels, including natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane, and hydrogen to the worldwide automotive industry. It serves its customers in greater than 70 countries with leading international transportation brands. The Company was previously known as Westport Innovations, Inc. It changed its name to Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. in June of 2016.

The Company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition, Westport Fuel Systems has operations in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. The Company’s shares trade on the NasdaqGS.

Westport Fuel Systems’ technology delivers the performance and fuel efficiency needed by transportation applications and the environmental benefits that address climate change and urban air quality challenges. In essence, the Company are inventors, engineers, manufacturers, as well as suppliers of advanced clean fuel systems and components.

With its strategic partners, Westport Fuel Systems focuses on creating clean transportation solutions that meet existing and future emissions regulations and targets for GHG reduction. Westport has a premier technology position in clean fuel systems and components with inventive intellectual property (IP) and a leading patent portfolio. In addition, it has recognized global brands and products for a varied range of fuel system applications and markets.

This week, Westport Fuel Systems released its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report outlining its progress and emphasis on strengthening ESG performance and enhanced disclosures. The ESG report follows the Company’s previous year Sustainability Report. Moreover, the Company states it will be a valuable tool for investors and stakeholders to review Westport Fuel Systems’ key material ESG topics, opportunities, as well as performance.

Additionally, this week, Westport Fuel Systems announced that it secured a €7 million loan from Deutsche Bank to improve liquidity during the COVID-19 pandemic and finance capital investments for long-term growth. The six-year €7 million term loan was issued to Westport Fuel Systems’ Italian subsidiary, Emer S.p.A (Emer), under the Italian government’s Decreto Liquidità (Liquidity Decree). This is an enhanced framework of business support created to help manage the challenges of COVID-19. The loan provides Emer with improved liquidity for working capital, payroll, and also capital investments.

Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. (WPRT), closed Friday's trading session at $1.87, off by 1.5789%, on 857,320 volume with 2,593 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,414,914 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.699999988/$3.3900001.

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TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TCON)

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TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. It develops targeted therapies for cancer utilizing a capital efficient product development platform. The Company’s objective is to be a leader in the development of targeted therapies for patients with cancer and other diseases of high unmet need. The Company was formerly known as Lexington Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It changed its name to TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in March of 2005. Founded in 2004, TRACON Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in San Diego, California.

The Company’s clinical-stage pipeline includes envafolimab. This is a subcutaneous PD-L1 single-domain antibody undergoing development for the treatment of sarcoma with the goal of beginning a registrational trial in the U.S. in the second half of this year.

TRACON’s pipeline also includes TRC253. This is a small molecule drug candidate undergoing development for the treatment of prostate cancer. Its pipeline also includes TRC102, a small molecule drug candidate undergoing development for the treatment of lung cancer. In addition, TRACON’s pipeline includes TJ004309. This is a CD73 antibody in Phase 1 development for the treatment of advanced solid tumors.

Last month, TRACON Pharmaceuticals announced the filing of the pivotal ENVASARC protocol with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application. The application cross references the open envafolimab IND maintained by the Company’s corporate partners 3D Medicines and Alphamab Oncology. TRACON Pharmaceuticals earlier reported results of a May 8 teleconference with the FDA whereby the agency agreed with the Company’s proposals concerning key elements of the pivotal ENVASARC trial for envafolimab in the soft tissue sarcoma subtypes of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) and myxofibrosarcoma (MFS).

Expected upcoming milestones for TRACON Pharmaceuticals include completion of the 30 day FDA review period for the ENVASARC protocol, a pivotal trial in the sarcoma subtypes of UPS and MFS, that was submitted to the FDA on July 16, 2020. Expected upcoming milestones also include enrolling the first patient in ENVASARC during Q4 of 2020.

Furthermore, expected upcoming milestones include submission of the envafolimab BLA with the National Medical Products Association in China (NMPA) by its partners, 3D Medicines and Alphamab Oncology; and reporting top-line data from the Phase 1 dose escalation study of TJ4309, a CD73 antibody, as a single agent and in combination with Tecentriq (a PD-L1 antibody being supplied by Roche), in the second half of this year.

TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TCON), closed Friday's trading session at $1.71, off by 1.1561%, on 74,817 volume with 443 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 479,318 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.949999988/$6.0999999.

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Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (GRMM)

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Grom Social Enterprises, Inc., by way of its subsidiaries, operates a social media network designed for children in the USA. Fundamentally, the Company is the developer of Grom Social, a top social media platform for kids. In addition, it is an original children’s entertainment content provider. Grom provides these for children 13 years of age and under. The Company provides safe and secure digital environments for kids that can be monitored by their parents or guardians. Grom Social Enterprises is based in Boca Raton, Florida. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

Grom Social Enterprises has a number of operating subsidiaries. These include the above-mentioned Grom Social, which delivers its content via mobile and desktop environments (web portal and apps), which entertain children, let them interact with friends, access relevant news, and play proprietary games. This is while teaching them about being a good digital citizen. The Company’s emphasis here is making the internet safe for kids through teaching and monitoring, giving parents the tools they need for peace of mind.

In addition, Grom owns and operates Top Draw Animation, Inc. (TDA). Top Draw Animation is a leading 2D animation business. It produces award-winning animation content for some of the largest international media enterprises. Grom Social Enterprises also includes Grom Educational Services, which has provided web filtering services for K-12 schools, government, as well as private business. Top Draw Animation (TDA), has entered the lucrative 3D animation space in collaboration with a tier-1 entertainment and media giant.

This past March, Grom Social Enterprises announced that it considerably strengthened its balance sheet through the restructuring of $4.0 million of promissory notes that were set to mature on April 2, 2020 at terms favorable to the Company. The $4.0 million of promissory notes were part of the consideration paid by Grom to acquire Manila, Philippines based TD Holdings, Ltd. and its subsidiary, Top Draw Animation, Inc.

On April 20, 2020, Grom Social Enterprises said that for the next 60 days, it will donate all premium membership proceeds from its MamaBear parenting app to organizations supporting frontline workers impacted by COVID-19. The MamaBear app is a COPPA-compliant worry-free, parenting app. It can be used to monitor one’s child's online activity and physical location.

Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (GRMM), closed Friday's trading session at $0.099, up 61.7647%, on 56,350 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26,418 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.050099998/$0.199.

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Tremor International Ltd. (TTTPF)

Stock Market Watch, Nasdaq, Morningstar, GuruFocus, Market Screener, Stockhouse, and Seeking Alpha reported earlier on Tremor International Ltd. (TTTPF), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Tremor International Ltd. is a global leader in advertising technologies. The Company has operations in over 60 countries. It works with greater than 450 advertisers and more than 50,000 supply and publishing partners around the world. Tremor International lists on the OTC Markets. Established in 2007, the Company has its corporate headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Company previously went by the name Taptica International Ltd. It changed its name to Tremor International Ltd. in June of this year.

Tremor International mainly serves companies and brands in Israel, the U.S., China, Germany, Korea, Japan, India, the United Kingdom (UK), and internationally. Together with its subsidiaries, the Company provides performance-based mobile marketing and brand advertising services.

Tremor International’s business divisions are Tremor Video, RhythmOne, and Taptica. Tremor Video is one of the largest video advertising companies. It has market-leading Connected TV and second-screen device solutions. Tremor Video helps advertisers deliver the most engaging brand stories in a complex video landscape.

Tremor International’s RhythmOne division is a market leader in multiscreen digital advertising solutions. RhythmOne is led by advanced TV and powered by one of the most efficient and effective programmatic platforms. It provides unique solutions for brands to connect with consumers.

Tremor International sees value in U.S.-based internet TV provider YuMe, owned by RhythmOne, working alongside the Company’s Tremor Video, a platform that matches advertisers with their desired audiences. Tremor International bought Tremor Video's Demand-Side Platform to push into the United States and Japan-based Adinnovation.

Taptica is an end-to-end mobile advertising platform. Taptica helps the world’s foremost brands reach their most valuable users with the broadest range of traffic sources available. Taptica’s proprietary technology takes advantage of big data to enable quality media targeting at scale.

Fundamentally, Tremor International offers digital advertising solutions leveraging the latest video, native, and display technology to reach the most valuable users for every application (app), service, and brand. The advertisers that the Company works with includes Amazon, Disney, Twitter, OpenTable, Expedia, and Zynga.

Tremor International Ltd. (TTTPF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.69, up 196.4912%, on 1,304 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 883 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000199999/$2.71740007.

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Western Capital Resources, Inc. (WCRS)

Penny Stock Tweets, Marketbeat, 4-Traders, InvestorsHub, Investors Hangout, OTC Markets, Stockhouse, Capital Cube, PR Newswire, Simply Wall St, and Dividend Investor reported beforehand on Western Capital Resources, Inc. (WCRS), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Western Capital Resources, Inc. is a holding company based in Omaha, Nebraska. The Company’s focus is on growing via the acquisition of established lower middle market businesses with up to $100 million in sales. Western Capital Resources’ strategy is to build a diversified portfolio of strong cash flow generating businesses. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Western Capital Resources is industry agnostic. The Company targets leaders in niche industries or geographies, and also opportunistic purchases of businesses that it can improve operationally. It has a particular interest in situations involving companies facing succession dilemmas, corporate divestitures and businesses in out-of-favor industries.

Western Capital Resources’ present holdings include companies in the franchising, retail, as well as consumer finance space. Current holdings include Jackson & Perkins. This is an online and catalog retailer of roses, plants, seeds and holiday gifts. It sells products under the Jackson & Perkins, Wayside Gardens and Park Seed brands, based in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Current holdings also include Van Dyke’s Restorers (Greenwood, South Carolina) an online and catalog retailer selling a broad array of home restoration hardware, decor and furniture; and ExpressPawn - an operator of three pawn locations in Iowa and Nebraska, based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Furthermore, current holdings include PQH Wireless a dealer for Cricket Wireless operating roughly 280 retail locations in 29 states as of August 30, 2017, based in Omaha, Nebraska; and Wyoming Financial Lenders, an operator of 40 retail locations providing consumer finance services in seven states, headquartered in Omaha.

Western Capital Resources invests in established companies - no start-ups, early stage or distressed businesses. The Company’s focus is on basic industries. These include but are not limited to manufacturing, distribution, business services, multi-unit retail, e-commerce, consumer, and franchising. It does not invest in restaurants or hi-technology businesses.

The Company has a full-time integrated acquisitions team centered on sourcing, evaluating, financing, as well as completing new acquisitions. The majority of business, industry and financial due diligence is performed in-house.

Western Capital Resources, Inc. (WCRS), closed Friday's trading session at $5.81, up 56.6038%, on 18,042 volume with 29 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,545 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.24/$5.80999994.

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ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (FVRG)

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ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation is an international direct marketing business and provider of health and wellness products. The Company develops, manufactures, and distributes a comprehensive line of all-natural whole foods and products to North America,  Australia,  Europe,  Asia, and South America. ForeverGreen Worldwide is based in Lindon, Utah.

ForeverGreen’s products include its global Xpress offering Prodigy-5™, featuring the exclusive TransArmor™ Nutrient Technology. Moreover, its products include PowerStrips™, SolarStrips™, with industry exclusive marine phytoplankton, and BeautyStrips™.

Prodigy-5 is an all-in-one nutritional shot. It features the patent-pending and exclusive TransArmor™ Nutrient Technology for increased absorption. Prodigy-5 provides vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and energy, all in one. The TransAmor™ Nutrient Technology is patent pending. TransAmor™ Nutrient Technology allows the nutrients in formulated products to be significantly better absorbed by the body.

Additionally, the Company has its KetonX product. KetonX is a drink product that allows the body to begin converting into a state of nutritional ketosis within a matter of hours. It features a patented blend of ingredients.

ForeverGreen Worldwide also offers the North American market its weight-management line Ketopia™, as well as additional weight management products. The Company also offers its Pulse-8™ powered L-arginine formula for cardiovascular health. Also, ForeverGreen has its new wearable technology called CareWear™.

ForeverGreen Worldwide is formulating a line of products, specifically using CBD for human wellness. It has previously incorporated CBD in past products. The Company believes the new products will initially be available in the European Markets.

In February, ForeverGreen Worldwide announced it is preparing for its first product launch and expansion into the CBD market.

Mr. Joe Jensen, the Company’s Executive Officer, said, "We are particularly eager to expand our company products into the CBD industry. This is such a rapidly, growing market right now and we anticipate these CBD products are going to drive sales worldwide. The buzz for CBD hemp oil has been steadily increasing and goes along with our overall goal, to promote health and wellness. Capturing a small part of this booming industry is going to bring endless opportunities for ForeverGreen."

Beginning late Q1, five new products featuring CBD oil are to be phased in and completed over the course of this year. ForeverGreen continues its emphasis on the CBD industry and ketogenic products.

ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (FVRG), closed Friday's trading session at $0.05225, up 49.2857%, on 6,000 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 21,757 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0152/$0.159999996.

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Sports Field Holdings, Inc. (SFHI)

RedChip, Real Investment Advice, Investors Hub, Marketwired, Simply Wall St, The Street, Zacks, Market Screener, Stockhouse, Stockopedia, Barchart, Wallet Investor, Innovative Marketing, MarketWatch, and Marketbeat reported earlier on Sports Field Holdings, Inc. (SFHI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Sports Field Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, engineering, and construction of eco-safe athletic facilities. The Company, by way of its wholly-owned subsidiary, FIRSTFORM, Inc., is a product development, engineering and design-build construction business. Sports Field considers itself a leader in innovative playing surfaces that focus on player safety and high performance athletic fields. OTCQB-listed, Sports Field Holdings has its head office in St. Charles, Illinois.

Sports Field engages in the design, engineering, construction, and construction management of athletic fields and sports complexes. In addition, the Company supplies its proprietary, technologically advanced, synthetic turf products and systems to the industry. Its two principal lines of business are construction management of sports facilities and synthetic turf sales. Sports Field says that these two lines of business can be categorized as design, development, and manufacturing of sports surfacing products and associated pre-engineered construction systems.

The Company’s FIRSTFORM® subsidiary supplies its proprietary patent-pending products, athletic field systems, and knowledge-based services to the athletic construction industry. For customers, a FIRSTFORM® Architect will customize their design plan. Additionally, a FIRSTFORM® Design Engineer will create their drainage plan. A FIRSTFORM® Project Manager will also manage the entire construction process.

Sports Field Holdings has its "PrimePlay" crumb rubber-free line of synthetic turf products. The Company’s flagship PrimePlay™ products are available and undergoing installation in athletic facilities across the U.S. Sports Field’s PrimePlay® Replicated Grass is crafted to closely mirror natural grass. It has a blade density almost three times greater than conventional artificial turf.

Sports Field also has its Primetrack Accel™ product line. This product features polyurethane derived from premium raw materials and secure traction and optimal slip protection. Primetrack Accel™ also features optimal force absorption, spike resistance, and is available in full range of color options. Primetrack Accel™ also features a uniform, consistent surface with durable performance.

Sports Field Holdings, Inc. (SFHI), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0795, up 56.1886%, on 3,000 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,735 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.010999999/$0.27700001.

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Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (LEAI)

TipRanks, Infront Analytics, 4-Traders, Dividend Investor, Fortune Stock Alerts, RedChip, Marketbeat, DSR News, PHUB News, Stockwatch, Stock Commander, PennyPickAlerts, and Barchart reported previously on Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (LEAI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of practical, high-quality, and value-based educational training. This training is on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques. The Company’s dedication is to providing quality financial education. OTCQB-listed, Legacy Educational Alliance has headquarters in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Legacy’s U.S. office is in Cape Coral, Florida.

  Legacy provides its training via a variety of brands. These include Trade Up Investor Education™; Rich Dad® Education; Rich Dad® Stock Education; Making Money from Property with Martin Roberts™; Brick Buy Brick™; Building Wealth; Robbie Fowler Property Academy™; Women in Wealth™; and The Independent Woman™.

The design of Robbie Fowler Property Academy™ is to teach investment strategies people can use to obtain a clear path towards long-term wealth.  The Independent Woman™ is a leader in the effort to provide educational training, seminars, as well as services designed to help women build their financial intelligence.

Rich Dad® Education provides students with comprehensive instruction and mentoring in real estate and financial instruments training in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. The Women In Wealth™ brand seeks to empower women with a strong financial education and help them in discovering the power of real estate investing to create cash flow and build financial independence.

The Making Money from Property with Martin Roberts™ brand provides a property-based curriculum centered on how and why to buy property at auction. The Rich Dad® Stock Education training brand helps its students become astute investors who understand how to create winning trades and potential profits in any market condition.

The Trade Up Investor Education™ brand underwent development in partnership with Investor's Business Daily®. Students’ are provided educational training designed to help them build their knowledge of stock and options trading. The Brick Buy Brick™ brand introduces its students to the tools and strategies used by successful investors to become financially free through real estate investing.

Last week, Legacy Education Alliance announced that it held a Legacy Education financial training in Hong Kong on September 15-17 in defiance of Typhoon Mangkhut.   On the days that followed the storm, most of the city’s 600 bus routes were out of service because of debris- blocked roads. Despite the chaotic transport dilemma and seemingly endless storm cleanup, students began showing up for the Legacy Education financial training.

Mr. Anthony Humpage, Legacy Education Alliance’s Chief Executive Officer, who personally attended the event, said,”…Our Hong Kong students did not let this natural disaster dictate their next steps in life. They weathered the storm, and immediately jumped back on track to becoming financially educated. Having personally witnessed super typhoon Mangkhut and its aftermath, our students’ tenacity is testament to their determination and resiliency.”

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (LEAI), closed Friday's trading session at $0.114, up 47.8599%, on 10,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 794 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.039999999/$0.35800001.

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Jackpot Digital, Inc. (JPOTF)

Penny Stock Tweets, Equities.com, OTC Markets, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, and InvestorsHub reported on Jackpot Digital, Inc. (JPOTF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Jackpot Digital, Inc. is a top electronic table games (ETG) manufacturer and mobile gaming provider for the cruise ship industry and regulated casino industry. The Company specializes in multiplayer gaming products. This includes poker and casino games. Jackpot Digital provides its iGaming products and services to the Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) market.

Jackpot Digital has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company formed in 1999, and was formerly LasVegasFromHome.com Entertainment, Inc. Jackpot Digital’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

In its B2B model, the Company’s platform partners own the brand and finance the marketing. Typically, Jackpot Digital shares the revenue generated from its games, and charges its platform partners for value added services such as software customization. In its B2C model, Jackpot Digital generates revenue from wagering activities by players.

Additionally, the Company has a set of backend tools for operators to efficiently control and optimize their gaming business. Jackpot Digital has its industry-leading PokerPro ETG (Electronic Table Games) system. Presently, PokerPro is in operation with cruise lines, poker rooms, and casinos around the world.

In March 2012, the Company entered the social gaming market with the launch of Real Vegas Casino. This is a full-featured social casino on Facebook.

Pertaining to mobile gaming on cruise ships, Jackpot Digital provided its premier HTML5 mobile gaming software to Carnival Cruise Lines in November 2014. Jackpot Digital plans on bringing its HTML5 mobile gaming technology from the Cruise Lines industry to the Hotel Industry.

In August 2015, Jackpot Digital purchased the electronic table business unit from Multimedia Games. It consists of industry leading electronic poker tables under the PokerPro® brand name and a varied multi-games table called ProCore™.

Jackpot Digital has its Jackpot Blitz™. This is its proprietary next generation gaming platform. Jackpot Blitz™, via its state-of-the-art technology, offers a first-rate player experience to go with premier operator efficiency, flexibility, as well as profitability. Jackpot Blitz™ features a modern design with a large 84 inch 4K touchscreen. It can accommodate ten players simultaneously.

Earlier this year, Jackpot Digital announced that through a newly incorporated and wholly-owned subsidiary company, Electrium Mining, Inc., it entered into a binding Letter of Intent (LOI )and a 90 day lock-up agreement with International Interactive Ventures of Ramat Gan Israel, and associated companies (Seller Group), as represented by Mr. Andrew Szabo, for the acquisition of all of the Seller Group’s assets associated with cryptocurrency mining, blockchain technology, software and associated Intellectual Property (IP).

The Assets include existing cryptocurrency mining operations situated in a former NATO storage facility in Budapest, Hungary that have grown over the last year to more than 180 cryptocurrency mining rigs. Upon conclusion of the Asset Purchase Agreement, Electrium Mining will be a fully integrated, fully diversified cryptocurrency mining company with existing operations in one of Europe’s lowest cost electricity environments, Budapest, Hungary, with plans to considerably scale-up and spread out into new facilities in the Province of Quebec.

Recently, Jackpot Digital announced that it signed a new Software License and Equipment Lease Agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc. This Agreement outlines terms for the replacement, in phases, of Jackpot Digital’s existing PokerPro Electronic Table Game (ETG) platform with the Company’s next-generation Jackpot Blitz™ ETG on Carnival’s ships, subject to certain terms and conditions.

Jackpot Digital, Inc. (JPOTF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.08, up 103.5623%, on 300 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,262 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0076/$0.449999988.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Net Element (NETE).

Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE), a global technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in a multichannel environment including point-of-sale (“POS”), e-commerce and mobile devices, on Thursday reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. To view the full press release, visit http://ibn.fm/pjApc

On June 15, 2020, Net Element announced its entry into a binding letter of intent to merge with privately-held Mullen Technologies Inc., a Southern California-based electric vehicle company, in a stock-for-stock reverse merger in which Mullen’s stockholders will receive the majority of the outstanding stock in the post-merger company. The proposed merger is currently pending the execution of a definitive agreement, shareholder vote and regulatory approval.

Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) is a global financial technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in an omni-channel environment spanning across point-of-sale, e-commerce and mobile devices. The company operates a payments-as-a-service transactional model and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprises in the U.S. and selected emerging markets.

Net Element believes the future of global commerce is being revolutionized as consumers quickly migrate toward omni-channel shopping utilizing mobile devices, desktop, and online services. The company’s all-in-one payment solutions support and unify a whole range of applications through a single, robust platform, allowing global onboarding and support for multiple payment methods.

Net Element has also launched a blockchain-focused business unit that will develop and deploy blockchain technology-based solutions. Net Element expects the new division to create a decentralized crypto-based ecosystem that will act as a framework for an unlimited number of value-added services, connecting merchants and consumers in a seamless, economically efficient transaction. This new business unit intends to also identify and invest in unique projects that decentralize and disrupt the payment processing industry by combining blockchain technology and real-world applications with talented development teams, strong fundamentals and addressable markets large in size.

“We believe that we’re at the dawn of a new evolution where additional digital payment methods are being introduced,” Net Element chairman and CEO Oleg Firer, says. “Introduction of our division focused on blockchain as part of the NASDAQ-listed entity will add transparency and compliance assurance to our investors as well as provide access to deploy value-added services to over 20 million electronic commerce clients that are currently part of Net Element’s growing network.”

Net Element clients are treated to customized solutions that provide the flexibility needed to keep up with customers. Among the services offered are mobile payment apps that accept payments anywhere, anytime; cloud-based solutions built to increase productivity and enhance revenue for clients and partners; marketing solutions that turn lookers into buyers; and business analytics that make it easy for clients to monitor business metrics, engage with customers and compare the competition. Its multi-channel platform combines e-commerce, offline, point-of-sale, comprehensive back office tools, mobile point-of-sale, credit scoring and customer interaction in one powerful platform-as-a-service technology.

Net Element owns and operates a global mobile payments and transactional processing provider, TOT Group, Inc., with the following subsidiaries:

  • Unified Payments – An award-winning, customized mobile billing and payments solution, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in America in 2012.
  • Aptito – A next-generation, all-in-one, cloud-based restaurant management and point-of-sale payments platform using wireless technology.
  • Payonline – A fully integrated, processor agnostic electronic commerce platform.

Net Element is ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list of North America’s 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in both 2017 and 2018, during which the company grew 190 percent and 183 percent, respectively. The company credits its progression to organic growth in its North America Transactions Segment, specifically the success of its Unified Payments brand, which focuses on value-added payment acceptance solutions for small to medium enterprises in the United States.

Net Element was also listed among South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 fastest growing technology companies.

Leveraging its suite of application performing interfaces (APIs) and connectors, Net Element powers commerce for businesses of all sizes through multi-channel platforms, all-in-one digital solutions, and end-to-end encryption of cardholder data utilizing tamper resistant hardware that ensures integrity and simplifies security.

Leading this innovation is chairman and CEO Oleg Firer, who is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of the company’s mission of powering global commerce. He is joined by CFO Jeffrey Ginsburg, CPA, and Steven Wolberg, the company’s chief legal officer and secretary. Each corporate officer brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, experience and creative energy to the company.

From mobile payments and value-added transactional innovations like Aptito to e-commerce and retail payment transaction processing brands like Payonline and Unified Payments, Net Element is transforming the online and mobile experience.

Net Element (NETE), closed Friday's trading session at $9.53, up 10.5568%, on 604,929 volume with 3,822 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,711,118 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.472/$20.0783996.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO).

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform solutions to the worldwide Life Sciences and other industries, has been awarded a pivotal U.S. patent for “Sample Preparation Devices and Methods” (http://nnw.fm/fIYe6).

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO) develops, markets and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the life sciences sample preparation market. Sample preparation refers to the wide range of activities that precede most forms of scientific analysis. It is often complex and time-consuming, yet a critical part of scientific research. The market for sample preparation products is currently estimated at $6 billion worldwide.

The Company’s product line can be used to exquisitely control the sample preparation process. It is based on a patented, enabling technology platform called pressure cycling technology (“PCT”). PCT uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient (14.5 psi) and ultra-high levels (up to 100,000 psi) to safely and reproducibly control critical biological processes, such as the lysis (breakage) of cells, the digestion of proteins, and the inactivation of pathogens.

Pressure BioSciences’ product line is led by its newly released, next-generation Barocycler 2320EXTREME instrument. Named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 R&D Awards (also known as the “Oscars of Innovation”), the Barocycler 2320EXT is already being touted by some key opinion leaders as an essential element of the $1.8 billion U.S. “Cancer Moonshot” program. For example, Professor Phil Robinson, Co-head of the cancer research center of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (Sydney, Australia), said in a recent interview: “We are collecting the whole proteome on 70,000 tumor samples from all classes where complete clinical outcome is known. Due to its unique capabilities, the Barocycler 2320EXT has become a critical part of our program. It is the primary enabler of the high-throughput component of the project. Without this step, our project simply could not be done. In fact, the Barocycler 2320EXT works so well we have just purchased two more.”

Momentum is building when it comes to the potential for using the Company’s unique PCT technology platform. Leading scientists are intrigued by Pressure BioSciences’ approach, which among other attributes, revolutionizes the process of rupturing cells (lysis) for further study, yielding superior biomolecules for investigation. The Company’s technology transcends current methods of breaking open cells, which use chemicals, blades, metal beads, or other damaging and altering methods that can ultimately adversely affect the result for researchers. Pressure BioSciences’ PCT technology utilizes customized, controlled hydrostatic (water) pressure to rupture cells in a chamber, enabling exquisitely customized levels of pressure to optimally break open different types of cells at prescribed pressure levels—something never before accomplished in a commercial setting. Using this pioneering method, the result is a truer, more legitimate sample, which boosts the efficacy of research and the quality of results. The potential impact of this technology on scientific advancement is enormous, enabling research scientists to begin their studies with biological samples of unprecedented integrity, with the potential to improve research outcomes at the earliest, most critical step. PCT can additionally inactivate pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria) using hydrostatic pressure, making the samples safer to study—another innovation with astronomical potential for application in a variety of markets.

The Company’s high-pressure instruments for research purposes are marketed throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. To date, Pressure BioSciences has installed nearly 300 PCT Systems in over 165 leading academic, government, biotech and pharma laboratories around the world. Its primary applications are in biomarker discovery, forensics, agriculture and pathology. Over 100 scientific papers have been published on the advantages of the PCT platform, which is also being used in the specialized fields of drug discovery and design, bio-therapeutics characterization, soil and plant biology, vaccine development and histology.

Impressive as their biotech business is, there is more to the PBI story. Pressure BioSciences recently received two patents in China for its novel Ultra Shear Technology (UST), a process that has potential in a wide range of industrial applications, including extending the shelf life of some food products and making two insoluble liquids (like oil in water) soluble. Patents have also been filed in many other countries worldwide. UST is a novel technique based on the use of intense shear forces generated from ultra-high-pressure valve discharge.

This important technology has the potential to play a significant role in a number of commercially important areas through its ability to create high-quality, stable nanoemulsions. Scientific studies indicate that improved absorption, higher bioavailability, greater stability, lower surfactant levels and other advantages can be achieved with nanoemulsions – all hugely important factors in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and in various medical products. There is an enormous opportunity in the cannabis market, since the technology can potentially reduce oil droplets containing cannabidiol (CBD) to nanoparticles, after which they can be safely suspended in a stable water solution—something many companies have endeavored to achieve without success. Researchers looking for a way to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids in the body will find this technology a game changer.

The Company’s UST technology also has possibilities in the production of clean label foods, which are currently processed using several innovative methods, including high-pressure treatments (such as Starbucks’ Evolution line of juices). In 2015, the worldwide market for high-pressure processed (HPP) food was estimated at U.S. $10 billion. UST uses ultra-high pressures and certain valves to generate intense shear forces under controlled temperature conditions to produce nanoemulsions, and which also significantly reduces food-borne pathogens. Pressure BioSciences’ initial focus with this technology will be to evaluate UST for the production of high-quality dairy products and beverages.

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Friday's trading session at $2.10, up 5.00%, on 11,012 volume with 25 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 18,050 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600600004/$4.48999977.

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Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF).

Plus Products (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQX: PLPRF), a cannabis and hemp branded products company in the U.S., today announced the launch of its new HI-CUBES brand into the California adult-use market. According to the update, HI-CUBES is the most concentrated gummy product (“THC” by volume) available in the California market*, and its 100% whole plant, full-spectrum oil delivers cannabinoids, flavonoids and aromatic terpenes for a more dynamic high. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/g761M

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF) is a branded cannabis-infused products manufacturer of edibles created to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, PLUSâ„¢ concentrates on producing edibles using extracts to ensure compliant, dosable and delicious products that provide a consistent cannabis experience.

First introduced to the market in 2015 to rave reviews, PLUSâ„¢ is now one of the top best-selling edible brands in California. PLUSâ„¢ operates through a wholly owned subsidiary, Carberry, and has four cannabis-infused gummy candy SKUs (in addition to limited edition SKUs), that are currently sold in over 200 licensed dispensaries and delivery services. All products under the PLUSâ„¢ brand are produced in the company’s 12,000-square-foot food-safe cannabis manufacturing facility in Adelanto, California.

PLUS Products shares are currently listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. PLUSâ„¢ raised CAD$20 million through the offering, for which the lead underwriters were PI Financial and Canaccord Genuity. The company intends to use a portion of the IPO proceeds to fund rapid product capacity expansion, factory automation, working capital and new product development.

Operating in the largest adult-use recreational market in the U.S., PLUS Products holds a temporary manufacturing license in California and was one of the first brands to bring fully compliant products to the legal market. California legalized adult use recreational sales on Jan. 1, 2018, and industry analysts expect edible sales there will continue to amass enviable revenues. According to BDS Analytics, edibles made up 18 percent of marijuana retail sales in February 2018 across licensed retailers in California, with PLUSâ„¢ products ranking in the Top 10 of edible brands by retail dollar sales.

During the first half of 2018, PLUS Products generated US$2.45 million in sales, a marked improvement over 2017’s US$1.07 million in sales. The company’s established cannabis products are not only compliant with state laws, they are proving to be extremely popular with consumers. Among the PLUSâ„¢ product brands are:

  • Blackberry & Lemon RESTORE, an infusion of carefully dosed cannabis with a 9:1 THC to CBD per gummy.
  • Sour Watermelon UPLIFT, a low-calorie gummy crafted from carefully dosed cannabis with an infusion of 5mg THC per gummy.
  • Pineapple & Coconut CBD RELIEF, a tropical flavor gummy made from pure cannabis-derived CBD that is low-calorie, gluten-free and made with kosher ingredients.
  • Sour Blueberry CREATE, a low-calorie gummy infused with hybrid flower containing 5 mg THC.
  • Limited Edition Rose & Vanilla, available at select locations during Winter 2018, these gummies are crafted with 60 mg THC/30 mg CBD per tin.
  • Limited Edition RAINBOW SORBET gummies was created to celebrate Pride during Spring 2018 with a portion of each purchase donated to The Trevor Project, a confidential suicide hotline for LGBT youth.

“We are extremely proud of the products PLUS has brought to market,” remarked Jake Heimark, CEO and cofounder in a statement. “We’ve quickly grown into one of the leading edible brands in California. With the proceeds of this round, we will continue to further our mission: to make cannabis safe and approachable for all types of consumers.”

The PLUSâ„¢ team believes that everyone deserves access to consistent, dosable and delicious cannabis products and strives to make that happen. Producing the best infused products at scale requires thoughtful collaboration among experts in many fields. At PLUSâ„¢, our team is comprised of Chefs, Chemists, Food Manufacturing Experts, Engineers, Machinists, Visionaries, Creatives, Strategists and others.

Plus Products Inc. (PLPRF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.4899, up 3.3544%, on 48,129 volume with 42 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 43,525 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.279000014/$4.03999996.

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PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA).

PowerBand Solutions (TSX.V: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (FRA: 1ZVA) is emerging as the leader in online vehicle transactions using smart phones. As today’s consumers connect to the world via smart devices and increasingly move toward efficient and safe transactions, PowerBand answers to their needs with a solution it is driving home. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/6XpkC

A Better Way to Connect and Acquire Vehicles

PowerBand’s mission is to create an online, consumer-directed marketplace that streamlines the interactions among all participants in the automotive industry. It transforms today’s antiquated business model with speed, transparency, access to information and ease of use for consumers and dealers.

Consumers can easily connect with new sources to buy vehicles, network with motivated buyers and sellers, maximize their trade-in values, improve their customer experience. PowerBand’s standardized system and transaction process also increase efficiencies and benefits with hands-on, process-driven, in-store training and support.

Through internal development, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, PowerBand is developing solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers, commercial customers and lenders that are poised to transform the trillion-dollar U.S. automotive industry.

The PowerBand Auto Platform

PowerBand’s transaction platform was developed by a team of experienced automotive, technology and finance experts, and has been refined through years of operational experience. Built on the core belief that the consumer prefers to primarily conduct automotive transactions online and avoid interactions with unnecessary middlemen, PowerBand’s product solutions include:

  • Leasing: PowerBand is currently licensed in 33 U.S. states via a majority interest in MUSA Auto Finance LLC, an advanced online leasing technology platform that has transformed the new and used vehicle leasing industry. A partnership with Tesla was recently finalized, making MUSA the only approved, non-captive lease partner for Tesla in the U.S.
  • Inventory and Financing: A partnership with RouteOne LLC, a leading financial platform founded in 2002 by Ally Financial, Ford Motor Credit Co., TD Auto Finance and Toyota Financial Services, allows access to a network of more than 18,000 dealerships and 1,400 financing sources.
  • Auction Platform: PowerBand and its joint-venture partner, D2D Auto Auctions, are developing a direct consumer-to-dealer and a consumer-to-consumer automotive portal, which will provide an innovative alternative to physical dealership and auction locations.
  • LiveNet Auction: An online platform portal that allows dealers to create instant live vehicle auctions to a vast network of the industry’s top used vehicle buyers.
  • MarketPlace Auction: An online listing auction site for buying and selling automotive inventory – ideal for dealers, fleet, OEM and rental companies.
  • Used Vehicle Inspections: An LOI agreement with TÃœV NORD Mobility Inc., a German-based global leader in vehicle inspections operating in more than 70 countries, will provide the most comprehensive, certified vehicle inspection reports available in North America. Appointments booked within the platform can be performed nearly anywhere.
  • Product Development: PowerBand’s comprehensive consumer solution, Driveaway, will be a fully transactional consumer marketplace where dealers and consumers can buy, sell, trade-in and finance vehicles, often in seconds, from the comfort of their home.

Automotive’s Growing Markets

The automotive dealership and commercial fleet vehicle auction industry is a $100-billion sector with more than 40 million used vehicles transacted in the U.S. each year. Of those, ten million are sold through auctions. From 2013 to 2017, the growth of online-only auctions far outpaced physical auctions, growing at a 33% compound annual growth rate compared to 2% CAGR at physical auctions.

Automotive leasing is another large, growing and fragmented market, generating approximately $120-billion in annual revenue. As a percentage of vehicle sales, leasing reached 30% in 2018, up from 21% in 2012, and is seen as a substantial opportunity for PowerBand and MUSA Auto Finance. Using proprietary technology and by focusing on high-quality, credit-worthy customers, MUSA grew its automotive lease originations to $182 million.

Disrupting Auto Leasing with MUSA

Legacy solutions are complicated, expensive and slow at processing leases. MUSA’s first-of-its-kind technology platform eliminates third-party decisions and the human capital required in the underwriting process. MUSA’s platform navigates the entire customer experience – underwriting, funding and the delivery process – within minutes. Leases can be approved in seconds.

PowerBand’s acquisition of MUSA brings together two leading-edge companies with the vision to become a one-stop platform for the entire vehicle purchase lifecycle.

Experienced Leadership

PowerBand is led by a collection of automotive veterans with a passion to collectively and positively impact the industry.

  • Kelly Jennings, president and CEO, is the founder of PowerBand Solutions and a franchise dealer owner/operator with more than 27 years of automotive experience. Jennings received General Motor’s Triple Crown Award, Ford Motor Company President’s Award and Honda Canada’s Excellence Award.
  • Darrin Swenson, COO of PowerBand and D2D Auto Auctions/Hunt Automotive Group, has more than 25 years of automotive/auction experience.
  • Jeff Morgan, CEO MUSA, holds over 25 years of experience in the auto finance sector.

 

PowerBand Solutions Inc. (OTCQB: PWWBF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.17, even for the day, on 1 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 92,667 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.038600001/$0.241600006.

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InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI).

InsuraGuest Technologies (TSX.V: ISGI) continues to make progress toward the company’s mission to harness the power of technology to reinvent insurance. Through its wholly owned U.S. Hospitality subsidiary InsuraGuest, the company has gone live with end-to-end vacation rental property management software provider Hostfully. The company announced this partnership in at the end of July 2020 (http://nnw.fm/d0SNq). Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report highlighting the company which examines the recent news that InsuraGuest has significantly reduced debt via share issuance to key insiders with skin in the game, like Douglas K. Anderson, a director of the company and its CEO.

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI) is a leading global SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company leveraging its proprietary, flagship insurtech (insurance + technology) software, InsuraGuest, which is integrated with the property management systems of hotels and vacation rentals to deliver custom Hospitality Liability coverages.

InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Liability coverages are purchased by hotels and vacation rental properties, which can address claims from guests and their room occupants. The combination of the integrated software and customized insurance provides the property liability coverages the guests benefit from in the event a loss is incurred during their stay.

The Hospitality Liability policy is offered through integration of InsuraGuest’s API with the clients’ property management systems. InsuraGuest’s platform is currently capable of integrating with approximately 71 different hotel and vacation rental property management systems, giving it access to millions of rooms worldwide.

InsuraGuest continues to pursue expansion opportunities in the United States, and has plans to expand to its distribution platform and Hospitality Liability coverages to the United Kingdom and Europe regions by third quarter 2020, as well as expansion into Asia by the end of 2020.

Protection that Enhances the Guest’s Experience

InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Liability coverages add a layer of protection for the property on a primary basis, should a guest experience an accident or theft while staying at an InsuraGuest member hotel or vacation rental property.

Market Opportunity

The U.S. hotel industry generated more than $218 billion in annual revenues in 2018, an increase of $10 billion from the previous year, according to STR’s 2019 HOST Almanac. The European market is more than double the size of the U.S. market. According to Oxford Economics, there were 6.4 billion nights stayed in the world, with 2.6 billion hotel nights stayed in Asia, 2.8 billion nights stayed in Europe, and 1.1 billion stayed nights in the United States. Additionally, $100 billion was spent on vacation rentals in the United States, where there approximately 4.5 million second homes are being managed by a third-party rental company.

With distribution in Europe and the United States, InsuraGuest’s combined demographics will total 3.9 billion nights stayed, and will more than double its vacation rental opportunities.

Within this burgeoning, high-demand industry is risk of liability to guest injury. For example, gym injuries are among the top five most common hotel accidents. Without proper hedges in place, the property may be liable in a personal injury claim or lawsuit that are not the properties fault.

Though the potential for accidents, slip and falls and mishaps can be widespread, it can be covered under the InsuraGuest Hospitality Liability policy to provide guests a worry-free and enjoyable stay that potentially increases loyalty for the property.

Investment Consideration

  • Targeting hotels and vacation rentals, a multi-billion-dollar industry
  • Providing the first line of defense in case of accident, loss or death
  • Expanding distribution reach with footing in European hotel and vacation rental markets
  • Expansion into Asia by 2020

Executive Team

Douglas Anderson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Anderson has been a businessman in the real estate industry for nearly 30 years. His business expertise includes master planning and development implementation for larger-scale resorts, business parks and commercial developments across the USA and two provinces in Canada. His business endeavors include the founding of the 7th larger private equity fund in America focusing on multifamily and senior care (ROC Fund/Bridge IPG Fund). He serves as chairman/founder of a golf and winter sports ski holding company with operations in four major east coast markets and British Columbia, Canada.

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science in consumer studies with an emphasis in architecture as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. He subsequently earned his MBA. He also attended a three-year OPM Program a postgraduate business education at Harvard Business School in Boston. Anderson is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast.

Logan Anderson, CFO & Director
Logan Anderson (bachelor’s degree in communications, accounting and economics) holds the designation of ACA with the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as an associate chartered accountant in New Zealand and then Canada. This was followed by his position as controller of a management services company which was responsible for the management of numerous private and publicly traded companies. Since 1993, Anderson has served as president of Amteck Financial Corp. (and its predecessors), a private financial consulting services company servicing both private and public companies. He is a former director of 3D Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DDD), and was formerly a founder, officer, and director of Worldbid.com. Anderson has also been involved in raising funds for numerous private and public companies in all stages of their development and has been an officer and director for numerous public and private companies over the past 40 years.

Charles James Cayias, President & Director
Charles James Cayias is also the president and owner of Charles James Cayias Insurance Inc. He is a third-generation insurance professional whose creativity and artistic vision have enabled him to establish a full-service agency combined with the personal service each client deserves. His outstanding people skills, honesty, integrity and fairness are evident by his loyal and growing clientele, the majority of which are referrals who become long-time customers and friends. Cayias began his insurance career in the early 1970s and has been licensed since 1977. He is licensed in all 50 states and specializes in niche programs. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of the insurance industry including commercial insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, professional liability, risk management and bonding.

Tony Sansone, COO & VP of Finance
Tony Sansone has over 30 years of financial, operations and business development experience which includes serving as CFO in the health care, foodservice distribution, manufacturing and technology sectors, including public company experience. He has held senior finance positions in the banking, telecommunications, medical products, and food & drug retailer industries, closing over $430 million of private debt, equity and line of credit financings and over $350 million of a merger, acquisitions, real estate and state incentive transactions, including due diligence, negotiations, closing, and integration. Sansone coordinated and was the executive sponsor for four ERP implementations and multiple other best-in-class software & technology solutions. He received his MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Utah State University. Sansone also currently serves as president-elect of the Utah Chapter of Financial Executives International and a past president and current member of the board of trustees for Catholic Community Services of Utah. He is the proud father of three children.

Christopher J. Panos, Vice President & Director
Christopher J. Panos is a highly competitive sales professional with over 15 years of territory manager sales experience and an award-winning record of achievements. He is exceptionally well organized with a proven work history that demonstrates self-discipline, superb communication skills, and the initiative to achieve both personal and corporate goals. Panos is successful in building relationships with a large network of industry professionals in order to grow and maintain new and existing business, exceed new sales objectives and provide in-depth product training to authorized dealers and sales personnel.

Alexander Walker III ESQ, Corporate Counsel & Director
Alexander Walker III ESQ has served as director of the company since September of 2018 and as counsel to the company since July of 2018. Walker is an attorney and has been a member of the Utah Bar Association since 1987 and a member of the Nevada State Bar since 2003. His practice has involved general business litigation, in both federal and state courts, and transactional work, including securities offerings and registration, corporate formation and periodic reporting compliance. Walker has provided legal services to emerging businesses throughout his carrier and at times has served as an officer and board member as well as legal counsel public companies. His duties as legal counsel for a public company engaged in the business of ownership and operation of coal-producing properties in the western United States included oversight of corporate-related legal matters including securities reporting, corporate compliance, federal and state mining regulation, and employment law oversight. He also has served as the chair of the Mining Committee of the Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar, a member of the board of directors of the South East Utah Energy Producers Association, the co-chair of the board of the Western Energy Training Center, a board member of the Utah Supreme Court Committee to Review the ABA Recommendations Regarding the Office of Professional Conduct, and a board member of the University of Utah Crimson Club.

Jennifer Epperson, Vice President of Sales
Jennifer Epperson has over 20 years of B2B sales experience with exceptional success history. She has grown and developed sales territories across multiple industries. Her ability to find and develop strategic relationships has given her top-level performance throughout her career. Epperson’s passion and knowledge provide an inherent ability to connect and retain relationships for the growth of the company. Throughout her professional career, she has achieved peak performance sales results and awards year after year. She captures the vision of the company and drives it forward with enthusiasm and expertise. Her commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience has been the key to her success.

Richard Matthews, Interim Financial Controller
Richard Matthews joined the InsuraGuest team in March 2019 as the interim financial controller. Leading the Finance and Audit team, Matthews is responsible for the delivery of financial services such as accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting and insurance management, in accordance with legislative requirements and organizational policies and strategies. He has over 30 years of experience in providing professional services across a broad range of finance areas including compliance, business process, audit, and financial reporting. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Utah and is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah.

Roger Bloss, Corporate Consultant & Board Advisor
Roger Bloss joined InsuraGuest in August of 2019 to advise the company and its board on hotel transactions, contributing his knowledge from more than 40 years in the hospitality industry. Bloss previously served in executive positions with several major hotel franchise companies and in 1996 founded Vantage Hospitality Group hotel brands. Under his leadership, Vantage became a Top 10 global hotel company and made the Inc. 500/5000 list of Americas’ fastest-growing private companies for eight straight years. Bloss was named Lodging Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” in 2006 and 2010, and in 2009 earned a spot on HSMAI’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” Bloss joined Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) in September 2016 in conjunction with the acquisition of Vantage.

Jim Kilduff, Board Advisor
James “Jim” C. Kilduff has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance and risk management sectors. He is a dynamic and energetic team leader and builder with extensive experience in the changes affecting the insurance business through Gas, alternative distribution, insurtechs and program business. His skillset includes experience as chief insurance officer with Outdoorsy Insurance Group, CEO with Harbor Hill Solutions Inc., and senior vice president and chief marketing officer with State National Insurance Companies. His career has spanned MGA creation and management, insurance company management, business development and underwriting, primary insurance and reinsurance.

Don Archibald, Board Advisor
Don Archibald brings to InsuraGuest’s advisory board 54 years of experience as an insurance agent. Archibald is the founder and former owner of Archibald Clarke and Defieux (ACD Insurance), as well as the co-founder and former equity partner of Sussex Insurance, and an agent with Sussex since 2014.

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1526, even for the day, on 1,500 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 352 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079300001/$0.248799994.

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The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (CSE: WTER) (NASDAQ: WTER)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (CSE: WTER) (NASDAQ: WTER).

The Alkaline Water Company (CSE: WTER) (NASDAQ: WTER), a producer of premium bottled alkaline and flavored-infused drinking waters and CBD-infused products, on Thursday announced record revenue of $14.2 million for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2020, reflecting an approximate 40% year-over-year and 18% sequential increase. The Alkaline Water Company also reported a 57.3% improvement of earnings per share compared to the prior-year quarter and indicated that July’s purchase orders were the second-highest of any month in the company’s history. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/4Gpzc

Founded in 2012, The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (CSE: WTER) (NASDAQ: WTER) is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its flagship product, Alkaline88®, is a leading premier alkaline water brand available in bulk and single-serve sizes, along with eco-friendly aluminum packaging options. With its innovative, state-of-the-art proprietary electrolysis process, Alkaline88® delivers perfect 8.8 pH balanced alkaline drinking water with trace minerals and electrolytes and boasts the company’s trademarked label ‘Clean Beverage’. Quickly being recognized as a growing lifestyle brand, Alkaline88® launched A88 Infusedâ„¢ in 2019 to meet consumer demand for flavor-infused products. A88 Infusedâ„¢ flavored water is available in six unique all-natural flavors, with new flavors coming soon. Additionally, in 2020, the company launched the A88CBDâ„¢ brand, featuring a broad line of topical and ingestible products. These products are made with lab-tested full and broad-spectrum hemp and include salves, balms, lotions, essential oils, bath-salts, CBD infused drinks, tinctures, capsules, gummies and powder packs.

Innovation and Expansion

Founded in 2012, The Alkaline Water Company began with a mission to create the best-tasting water in the world. At the time, there were two emerging trends in health-conscious consumers: a growing interest in the alkaline diet and perceived health benefits of pink Himalayan rock salt. By combining these two concepts in an alkaline water and trademarking the name Alkaline88, The Alkaline Water Company began offering what it calls the smoothest tasting Clean Beverageâ„¢ in the U.S. enhanced-water category.

Now a top bulk alkaline-water brand (the company reported record sales in March and April 2020, surpassing March and April 2019 numbers by 114% and 171%, respectively), The Alkaline Water Company is committed to growing its national footprint through innovation and expansion. That mindset was evident as the company introduced eco-friendly aluminum bottles and branched out into flavor-infused waters; the company currently offers six different flavors: peach/mango, lemon/lime, raspberry, watermelon, blood orange and lemon.

The company’s commitment to innovation may be most evident in its newest product line: A88CBD. This line of CBD-infused products includes tinctures, capsules, gummies, salves, balms, hand and foot lotions, essential oils, bath bombs and bath salts, as well as CBD-infused drinks, water and beverage shots. These quality, CBD-infused offerings are all made with lab-tested, full-spectrum hemp and are conveniently packaged and perfect for on-the-go or at home use.

In addition, The Alkaline Water Company has implemented an aggressive growth strategy, with numerous organic initiatives focused on national multichannel, mass-market expansion through a direct-to-warehouse model and co-packing facilities that are strategically located within 600 miles of 95% of the U.S. population. In addition to this strong brick-and-mortar approach, the company recently launched a B2C e-commerce platform (www.A88CBD.com) and aggressive digital-marketing campaigns.

Clear Advantages in a Growing Market

With consistent growth year over year, the company reported $32.2 million in revenue in fiscal 2019 and has emerged as a growth leader in the functional (value-added) waters space, which is the fastest-growing segment of the bottled water industry.

The Alkaline Water Company’s efforts are focused on its clear competitive advantages, including its strong marketing (the inclusion of alkaline in product names); existing grocery channels, which feature excellent relationships and a nationwide broker network; distinctive branding; proprietary technology, which produces great-tasting, high-quality water, infused drinks and other products; and price, with a broad range of products in all formats, from bulk bottles to single serve.

As the company focuses on strategic growth, it is eyeing the impressive potential of a market that is on a strong upswing. Annual bottled water sales have now surpassed soda consumption, with soda sales in the United States having declined by $1.2 billion over the past five years. Some research indicates that the global bottled water market will reach an estimated $280 billion this year, while the CBD market is forecast to top $20 billion by 2024.

With its products available in all major trade channels, including grocery stores, drug stores, c-stores and big-box retailers, The Alkaline Water Company is also looking to expand into new spaces, such as health and beauty, hospitality and specialty retailer locations.

Seasoned Management Team

The Alkaline Water Company is led by an experienced team focused on the company’s core strategy of building a national retail footprint and extending its lifestyle brands into other consumer packaged goods categories.

Richard A. Wright, President, CEO and Co-Founder of The Alkaline Water Company Inc., oversees all aspects of the business, successfully guiding the company through strategic opportunities and delivering greater than 50% growth since the company’s inception. A passionate and versatile leader with a strong track record of innovation, collaboration and achieving goal-driven results, Wright is a serial entrepreneur with more than 41 years of experience. Early in his career, he spent years at one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms, working his way up to Regional Director of Tax and Financial Planning. As a CPA, entrepreneur and former CFO, Wright brings extensive knowledge of finance, operations, sales and marketing to the team, and he has participated in hundreds of M&A transactions throughout his career.

David Guarino, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer and Director, earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver. From 2008 to 2013, Guarino was President and a Director of Kahala Corp., a worldwide franchisor of multiple quick-service restaurant brands with locations in 49 states and more than 25 countries. From 2014 to 2015, Guarino was President of HTI International Holdings Inc., a technology company focused on forward osmosis water filtration technology.

Frank Chessman, National Sales Manager, is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He spent 25 years with Ralph’s Grocery, Kroger’s largest division, working at many levels before ultimately becoming Vice President of Advertising & Marketing. He then served 14 years as Executive Vice President at Simon Marketing. Chessman has more than a decade of experience in the beverage manufacturing industry.

Brian Sudano, Director, is managing partner of Beverage Marketing Corporation and BMC Strategic Associates. Sudano’s experience covers nearly the entire beverage industry, from energy drinks to wine, with special expertise in beverage alcohol by virtue of varied industry experience across a broad range of projects. Sudano manages several major clients, providing ongoing strategic and market advice and leading projects in strategic planning, market entry analysis and planning, sales/distribution, business modeling, brand repositioning and international opportunity assessment. He has spoken at many beverage industry events and is a contributing editor at Beverage World magazine.

Aaron Keay, Chairman, has been a successful investor, entrepreneur and financier to multiple small cap and startup companies over the last decade. During his time with these companies, he served in advisor, board-member and senior-management roles. His experience ranges across multiple sectors in mining, biotech, health and wellness, tech and cannabis, where he has invested and raised more than $500 million.

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WTER), closed Friday's trading session at $1.72, off by 8.0214%, on 1,395,052 volume with 4,022 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,579,862 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.400000005/$2.79999995.

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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Predictive Oncology (POAI).

Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI), a knowledge-driven company focused on applying artificial intelligence (“AI”) to personalized medicine and drug discovery, on Thursday released financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 and provided a business update. To view the full press release, visit http://ibn.fm/ol0FR and http://ibn.fm/aIrPK

Predictive Oncology (POAI) is a knowledge-driven precision medicine company focused on applying data and artificial intelligence (AI) to personalized medicine and drug discovery. The company applies its smart tumor profiling and AI platform to extensive genomic and biomarker patient data sets to build predictive models of tumor drug response to improve clinical outcomes for the cancer patients of today and tomorrow. The company has several tools that support its mission of bringing precision medicine to the treatment of cancer.

Through its subsidiaries, Predictive Oncology’s portfolio of assets includes the following:

  • A database of clinically validated historical and outcome data from patient tumors
  • An in-house Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified lab
  • A “smart” patient-derived tumor profiling platform
  • An in-house bioinformatics artificial intelligence (AI) platform
  • A new computerized approach growing tumors in the lab to rapidly develop patient specific treatment options
  • An FDA-approved fluid collection and disposal system

Using these resources, and in collaboration with key players in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotech industries Predictive Oncology is working to determine the best pathways for more individualized and effective cancer treatment.

Subsidiaries

Predictive Oncology leverages the synergies of its three wholly owned subsidiaries to bring precision medicine to the diagnosis of cancer.

Helomics applies artificial intelligence to its rich data gathered from the company’s trove of more than 150,000 tumors to personalize cancer therapies for patients as well as drive the development of new targeted therapies in collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. This database, the largest of its kind in the world, is comprised of ovarian, head and neck, colon and pancreas tumors. Helomic’s CLIA-certified lab provides clinical testing that assists oncologists in individualizing patient treatment decisions, by providing an evidence-based roadmap for therapy.

In addition to its proprietary precision oncology platform, Helomics offers boutique CRO services that leverage its TruTumor™ patient-derived tumor models coupled to a wide range of multi-omics assays (genomics, proteomics and biochemical), and an AI-powered proprietary platform (D-CHIP) to provide a tailored solution to its clients’ specific needs.

TumorGenesis is developing a new, rapid approach to growing tumors in the laboratory without the use of rats or mice, allowing for the identification of biomarkers indicative of cancer. This methodology “fools” the tumor into thinking it is still in the body. As a result, the tumor reacts as it naturally would, thereby increasing the accuracy of the biomarker. Once the biomarkers are identified, they can be used in TumorGenesis’ Oncology Capture Technology Platforms which isolate and helps categorize an individual patient’s heterogeneous tumor samples to enable development of patient-specific treatment options.

Skyline Medical’s patented, FDA-cleared STREAMWAY® System is the first true, direct-to-drain fluid disposal system designed specifically for medical applications such as radiology, endoscopy, urology and cystoscopy procedures. The STREAMWAY system is changing the way healthcare facilities collect and dispose of potentially infectious waste fluid by connecting directly to a facility’s plumbing system to automate the collection, measurement and disposal of waste fluids.

The STREAMWAY minimizes human intervention for better safety and improves compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agency safety guidelines. The STREAMWAY eliminates canisters, carts and evacuated bottles, which reduces overhead costs and minimizes environmental impact by helping to eliminate the approximately 50 million potentially disease-infected canisters that go into landfills annually in the United Sates.

Skyline has achieved sales in five of the seven continents through both direct sales and distributor partners.

Competitive Advantage

Precision medicine has become the holy grail of cancer therapeutics. Data driven predictive models of tumors and their responses are critical in both new drug development and individualized patient treatment. The race has begun to model various tumors, which takes 5 to 7 years of clinical evaluation to establish historical and outcome data.

Predictive Oncology enjoys significant competitive advantage. The company already has a vast historical collection of tumors and related data, plus the ability to obtain existing associated outcome data. While others wait for outcome data, Predictive Oncology is in a unique and powerful position, working to deliver the promise of precision medicine to reality. Predictive Oncology already has the clinical data, including how a tumor responded to certain drugs, an in-house bioinformatics AI platform, and only needs to do the tumor sequencing. The significance is underscored by the collaboration with UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital, designed to reveal which mutations responded to which drug then develop powerful predictive models for future testing and treatment.

Leadership Team

Dr. Carl Schwartz was appointed to Skyline Medical’s board of directors in March 2015 and became interim president and CEO in May 2016. Dr. Schwartz became CEO of Plastics Research Corporation in 1988, leading the company to become the largest manufacturer of structural foam molding products in the U.S. with more than $60 million in revenues and 300 employees by the time he retired in 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree and DDS degree from the University of Detroit.

CFO Bob Myers has over 30 years of experience in multiple industries focusing on medical device service and manufacturing. He has spent much of his career as a CFO and controller. Myers holds an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University and a BBA in public accounting from Hofstra University.

Gerald Vardzel, President of Helomics, has over 25 years of healthcare executive management experience developing and implementing commercialization strategies and models for technology launches. His Go-To-Market expertise includes equity financing, strategic planning, market intelligence, M&A, and new market development in both start-up and established settings including fortune 500 market leaders. He has developed innovative solutions for both CLIA and FDA regulatory paths defining the delivery chains from discovery to clinical acceptance. Mr. Vardzel also has significant experience designing and implementing sales and marketing programs tailored not only to expand market share, but to empirically assess client satisfaction, strengthen business processes, and maximize profitability. Mr. Vardzel was previously Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives at Global Specimen Solutions. Furthermore, as an executive affiliate to the healthcare industry, he routinely consults for several small-to-mid sized private equity firms advising on, in part, the feasibility of acquisition targets. Mr. Vardzel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mark Collins, Chief Information Officer of Helomics, has held multiple executive roles in a variety of discovery, informatics and bioinformatics functions within global pharma, and founded three startup software companies in the machine learning and drug discovery space. In 2001, Dr. Collins worked for Cellomics (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), where he played a pivotal role in establishing the High-Content Cell Analysis market, building and commercializing several key informatics and bioinformatics products. After leaving Thermo Fisher, Dr. Collins developed and commercialized informatics solutions for clinical and translational research, specifically in the specimen tracking, omics data management and NGS analysis space, through key roles at BioFortis, Global Specimens Solutions and Genedata. Dr. Collins received his undergraduate degree in Applied Science from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Surrey, UK.

Predictive Oncology (POAI), closed Friday's trading session at $1.35, off by 4.9296%, on 1,033,778 volume with 1,850 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,029,106 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$6.42799997.

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Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (PACR).

Pac Roots expecting to close deal in September for acquisition of several parcels of land with no zoning restrictions, located in prestigious Fraser Valley. Company’s new indoor facility and 100-acre Hemp JV project in Rock Creek, B.C., with preliminary results suggesting successful fall harvest, make this ideal time to acquire land in Fraser Valley.

Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) is a Canadian cannabis company dedicated to producing premium-quality strains and products by leveraging a genetics-focused approach.

The company began operations in 2012, with activities primarily directed toward exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada. Today, it is focused on cannabis and hemp cultivation, leveraging high-end genetics and specialized cultivars to produce top quality products. Pac Roots has announced multiple promising initiatives in recent months, including its formation of an outdoor premium hemp joint venture with partner Rock Creek Farms in British Columbia, Canada, and its agreement to acquire all issued and outstanding shares of a firm holding 250 acres of land in the famed Fraser Valley Region of British Columbia.

Pac Roots is also in the process of completing its 20,000 square foot cultivation facility in Lake Country, British Columbia. The facility is expected to feature approximately 7,600 square feet of cultivation space that will enable the company to cycle through an elite line of 350+ unique, high-grade cultivars. Pac Roots expects to receive a cultivation license for the facility in the fourth quarter of 2020.

High-End Selectively Bred Genetics

Pac Roots focuses on high-end genetics in order to maximize the quality of its products while maintaining high yields and profit margins.

Through the process of artificial selection, farmers and cultivators have been adapting their plants to develop particular phenotypic traits for generations. Historically, this practice was restricted to underground cannabis producers developing their own strains.

The legalization of the cannabis industry has given producers access to thousands of cultivars located throughout the world while accelerating research into cannabis genetics. By carefully selecting strains, growers can control the size, color, smell, density and texture of cannabis buds, thereby creating distinctive, premium cannabis products.

Plants are bred to thrive in specific growing environments. This maximizes the yield of high-quality, resilient cannabis. Medical cannabis strains can also be tailored for specific medicinal purposes.

A strategic partnership with Phenome One, a plant breeding management and analytics firm, gives Pac Roots access to some of the world’s best cannabis genetics from the largest genetic library in Canada. The company is using these genetics to develop unique strains featuring a variety of beneficial characteristics.

The company’s 350+ licensed live cultivars and over 1,800 seed varieties are the result of a meticulous gene selection process, through which as many as 600 individual plants may be grown to produce a single strain. Selecting optimized genetics in this way provides benefits beyond simply producing a high-end product. In addition to potency and bud quality, cannabis plants are bred for yield and resilience. By selecting genetics that result in larger and more numerous buds on each plant, Pac Roots is able to grow more cannabis per grow light.

Breeding plants to be more resilient also reduces the cost and labor required. These factors, combined with the premium price point associated with top-quality cannabis, have the potential to improve Pac Roots’ overall profit margin.

Partnership with Phenome One

Pac Roots has secured its cultivars through a strategic licensing agreement with Phenome One. Under the agreement, Pac Roots has unlimited access to Phenome One’s live genetic library, including any of Phenome One’s cultivars and its growing, breeding and cloning IP.

Phenome One is an agricultural technology company focused on providing software solutions to seed companies. Phenome One’s platform gives its partners access to a massive database of detailed information on over 350 unique cannabis cultivars to support each stage of the breeding process. Each cultivar has been laboratory analyzed and rigorously field-tested, with data going back more than 30 years.

Using Phenome One’s data, Pac Roots plans to grow a variety of cannabis plants optimized for certain traits. One such trait will be plants with an abundance of cannaflavin, a rare terpene with high anti-inflammatory properties. Phenome One’s library could enable Pac Roots to produce plants that are bred to thrive in a range of different growing climates, including plants suited to grow in cold weather and plants that are resilient to region-specific fungi.

Joint Venture with Rock Creek Farms of British Columbia

Pac Roots recently entered a definitive investment agreement with Rock Creek Farms, a reputable agricultural enterprise, for a 100-acre commercial hemp operation in Rock Creek, British Columbia. The growing space is located in the highly lucrative farming area known as the ‘Golden Mile’ in the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. (http://nnw.fm/Gbf9I).

Under the agreement, the two companies have formed an outdoor premium hemp joint venture company to which Pac Roots is providing an aggregate of $450,000 in capital and Rock Creek Farms is contributing two commercial leases for 100+ acres of growing space, along with cultivation licenses, agricultural infrastructure and equipment, consulting services, intellectual property relating to hemp operations and proprietary biomass storage methods. Pac Roots holds a 60 percent interest in the project.

About 127,500 premium hemp CBD seedlings were planted across 100 acres as of early July 2020. The joint venture is planting a premium grade CBD hemp variety utilizing the rich native soil and both traditional and custom farming techniques.

“Our operational partners at Rock Creek Farms bring decades of generational farming expertise in one of Canada’s pre-eminent growing regions,” Pac Roots President and CEO Patrick Elliott said in a news release detailing the venture. “It will be an exciting outdoor growing season for the joint venture as we anticipate a successful harvest in the fall.”

Infinite Development Possibilities at Fraser Valley Property in British Columbia

In mid-July 2020, the company initiated a share purchase agreement with 1088070 BC. LTD. (“1088”) and its shareholders for the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of 1088 (http://nnw.fm/xlpw7). Notably, 1088 owns and controls 250 acres of land spread over nine parcels in the Fraser Valley Regional District.

The Fraser Valley Regional District is one of the most productive and intensively farmed areas of Canada, offering access to high-quality soil, favorable climate, water and a local market of 2.5 million people. Agriculture in this region yields an annual economic value of more than $3 billion.

The closing date for the transaction is slated for September 4, 2020, after a 51-day due diligence period. According to Elliott, the addition of such a significant package of land is a major step for Pac Roots.

“This land has no zoning restrictions and is not situated within the agricultural land reserve, which provides for infinite development possibilities,” Elliott added in a July 2020 news release.

Board of Directors member Chad Clelland also welcomed the acquisition, adding that between Fraser Valley and Rock Creek – both of them among the most productive agricultural regions in Canada – Pac Roots is very well positioned for production and the future development of its hemp and cannabis infrastructure.

The RAD Americas Genetic Program – Research and Development in Americas Genetic Program

Pac Roots intends to deploy a global R&D program focused on rigorously testing elite strains in various rich agricultural regions throughout the Americas, with a goal of mass selection to achieve the utmost environmental resilience while achieving notable quality and yields. From seed to software, collection data, proprietary techniques and custom nutrient formulas, Pac Roots and Phenome will provide the specific knowledge to cultivators in different climates in order to achieve optimal yields for THC, CBD, CBG and other unique cannabinoids. R&D from global testing programs situated throughout the Americas will allow the partnership to deploy and stress test a range of suitable cultivars in the world’s lowest cost outdoor growing regions.

The company expects an industry shift in 2020 from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The ‘new normal’ will bring more focus on efficiencies and optimal yields to deliver a cost effective, high quality product to the end user. There has been much to be learnt from the inefficiencies in the cannabis industry in recent years, which have been detrimental to the credibility of the sector. Pac Roots is well positioned to enter the scene and take advantage of the deficiencies, reinforcing the notion that genetics and flawless growing techniques are paramount to success. Genetics and systems innovation may be the most overlooked components when comparing cannabis to other established agricultural crops. Pac Roots plans to invest into cannabis R&D to ensure a solid foundation is built that will be used by cannabis farmers worldwide.

Through its RAD Americas Development and Innovation, Pac Roots is focused on:

  • Deploying one of the largest live genetic libraries in Canada, diversified for high yield output and unique climates
  • Continued stress testing for indoor, high yield, THC and medicinal genetics
  • Continued stress testing for outdoor, high yield, THC and medicinal genetics
  • Exotic, genetic cloning for the luxury, high margin, cannabis flower market
  • Psychoactive/medicinal ratio testing for effect and
  • Unique Cannabinoid and terpene elevation and isolation.

Through its RAD Americas Field Testing System, the company is focused on:

  • Global testing in different microclimates to assess genetic and complete systems for optimal yields
  • Data collection, testing and optimization to prove process for commercial implementation and
  • High quality yield testing for THC, CBD, CBG and other unique medicinal cannabinoids.

Lake Country Cultivation Facility near Kelowna, British Columbia

Pac Roots is in the process of completing its 20,000 square foot cultivation facility in Lake Country, British Columbia. The facility is expected to feature approximately 7,600 square feet of cultivation space that will enable the company to cycle through its line of high-grade cultivars. Pac Roots plans to submit a video evidence package of the facility build under Health Canada’s Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System, and the company expects to acquire its cultivation license in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Lake Country is a municipality located just outside of Kelowna in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. For decades, the region’s favorable growing climate has made it a hub for cannabis cultivation. As the Canadian legal cannabis industry ramps up, the Okanagan region is attracting attention from dozens of cannabis companies, including some of the industry’s biggest names. The region’s strong agricultural history has left it rich with experienced agricultural workers and an abundance of Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) property.

Management Team

Patrick Elliott, MSC, MBA, President and CEO of Pac Roots Cannabis, is also the President & CEO of Lexore Capital Corp., a private resource and cannabis investment company, as well as Phenome One Corp., a full-service cannabis farming company focused on elite strain selective breeding. Elliott brings over 15 years of corporate finance, mineral exploration and financial markets experience to the Pac Roots team. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in geology and holds an MSc. in mineral economics and an MBA from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. Elliott specializes in economic resource evaluation, financial modeling, CAPEX estimation, corporate development and finance. Combined with his technical knowledge, Elliott has a wealth of contacts in the financial sector.

Marc Geen, Founder and Strategic Operations Advisor, is a fourth-generation British Columbia farmer who has been active in the legal medical marijuana industry for more than 10 years – consulting on, complying with, and participating in the MMAR, MMPR and ACMPR programs. Prior to co-founding Speakeasy Cannabis Club Ltd., Geen spent 14 years as Head of Operations for Kettle Mountain Ginseng Ltd., one of North America’s largest ginseng producers. With the experience gleaned from a long career in large scale commercial farming, Geen has been able to apply many cost-effective farming practices to the outdoor, indoor and greenhouse cultivation of cannabis. Geen is also the co-creator of a full line of cannabis extract products designed under ACMPR regulations.

Matt McGill, Director, has a strong background in both commercial and residential real estate and has played a major role in many development projects. McGill, through McGill Realty, has established a tremendous commercial and residential outfit servicing British Columbia’s Fraser Valley and the lower mainland. McGill is skilled at crafting strategic financing options for corporations and has a substantial network of retail and institutional clients.

Chad Clelland, Director, has experience in the sector dating back to 2009, when he purchased Medicalmarijuana.ca, which became an information portal for thousands of patients, doctors and growers. Through this company, he and his team have helped thousands of Canadians find legal, safe medication. His team also consulted, designed and submitted dozens of applications to the government under the MMPR, ACMPR and Cannabis Act. In 2011, Clelland co-founded Greenleaf Medical Clinic, which is now recognized as a training facility by the University of British Columbia and offers preceptorships to physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. He also co-founded Folium Life Science in 2013, an approved Canadian Licensed Producer. His roles in these organizations have included Chief Operating Officer, head of security, alternate master grower and alternate responsible person in charge.

Josh Bromley, Senior Cultivation Strategist, is a second-generation farmer with over two decades of experience farming, breeding, cultivating and selecting unique cultivars for the medical community. He is an expert in plant science and possesses a comprehensive knowledge of cultivars and a mastery of medicinal implementation. Bromley has developed proprietary farming systems, as well as low cost/high output nutrient systems. Through thoughtful design and engineering, he has been able to consistently show improvements in crop yields, pathogen resiliency and quality.

Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (PACR), closed Friday's trading session at $0.30, off by 14.29%, on 91,500 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 55,537 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.11/$0.72.

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Bullfrog Gold Corp. (CSE: BFG) (OTCQB: BFGC) (FSE: 11B)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Bullfrog Gold Corp. (CSE: BFG) (OTCQB: BFGC) (FSE: 11B).

Bullfrog Gold Corp. (CSE: BFG) (OTCQB: BFGC) (FSE: 11B),a Delaware corporation engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of U.S. gold and silver properties, earlier this month announced assay results from the final six holes of the 25 recently drilled at its Bullfrog Project. The news, coupled with recently issued analyst recommendations, provides Bullfrog with a positive outlook. To view the full article, visit http://ibn.fm/lFpXz

Bullfrog Gold Corp. (the “Company”) (CSE: BFG) (OTCQB: BFGC) (FSE: 11B) is a Delaware corporation engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver properties in the United States. The Company controls strategic lands with established 43-101 compliant resources in one of the most exciting gold exploration areas in the United States. The Bullfrog Gold Project (“Project”) includes a lease/option on much of the lands where Barrick Bullfrog Inc., a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corp., produced more than 2.3 million ounces of gold and 2.49 million ounces of silver from 1989 to 1999. The Project is located within the prolific Walker Trend about 125 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Project Highlights

  • The Company initially acquired 79 unpatented claims and two patents in mid-2011 and has since staked, leased, optioned, or purchased lands that now total 5,250 acres. Via a 2015 lease/option with Barrick, the Project includes the northern one-third of the Bullfrog deposit where most of the current resources in the Bullfrog mine area occur, along with their interest in the Montgomery-Shoshone deposit which gave the Company 100% control.
  • In mid-2017, a NI 43-101-compliant report by independent mining consultancy Tetra Tech Inc. estimated measured and indicated (“M&I”) resources of 624,000 ounces of gold and 1.73 million ounces of silver at average grades of 0.70 g/t and 1.93 g/t, respectively. The expansion plans of these two pits were based on a $1200 gold price, use of heap leach processing, and also included 110,000 ounces of inferred gold resources averaging 1.20 g/t. Barrick used conventional milling to process an average gold grade of 3 g/t.
  • The established resources and exploration potential of the Project are strongly supported by a large data base obtained from Barrick, including detailed information on 155 miles of drilling in 1,262 holes in the Bullfrog mine area.

Gold Rush in the Bullfrog Territory

The area around Beatty, Nevada has now attracted AngloGold Ashanti, Kinross Gold, Corvus Gold, Coeur Mining as well as the Company and Waterton. In this regard, Northern Empire Resources Corp’s property located a few miles east of the Project was acquired by Coeur Mining in October 2018 for C$117 million, implying a valuation of C$134/oz of inferred resources. As of today, the Company is trading at a significant discount to the valuation at which Northern Empire was purchased (http://nnw.fm/9NaaN), thereby highlighting the Company’s value proposition for investors.

Bullfrog Gold Corp. is focused on enhancing shareholder returns by concurrently advancing Project development and performing exploration drilling programs on several targets identified by the Company.

Secured Financing for 2020 Operations

Bullfrog Gold Corp. raised C$2 million in January 2020 through a private placement of shares priced at C$0.13/share plus a one-half warrant exercisable within two years at C$0.20 on a full warrant basis. The raise was carried out primarily to fund a drill program that started on May 1 (http://nnw.fm/6nZ0m), and was completed on June 6, 2020. Results from drilling 12,520 feet in 25 holes will be released in the coming weeks. The Company subsequently intends to conduct a preliminary financial analysis and complete further drill programs to advance the Project and add value. The financing was subscribed by several influential shareholders, including a former director of Northern Empire, who handled the sale of the company to Coeur Mining, and Eros Resources, the management of which has been involved with several high-profile mining projects and sales in the past.

Gold Prices estimated to average $1,800/oz in 2021

Gold prices have been on a remarkable run in 2020, rising by $245/oz to $1,760 prior to peaking in early May. Global central banks carried out 144 interest rate cuts thus far in 2020, reducing their rates by a cumulative 5,035 basis points (http://nnw.fm/jzZt0). Meanwhile, the IMF has estimated that global governments have introduced fiscal support measures amounting to over $9 trillion since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (http://nnw.fm/Or9rI). The resulting weakness in the U.S. dollar and eventual inflationary pressures stemming from these measures prompted Credit Suisse to recently hike their gold price forecasts for the full year to $1,701/oz (from $1,570 previously), while the outlook for 2021 has been raised to $1,800/oz (versus $1,600 previously) (http://nnw.fm/Iqg0X).

Management Team

David Beling, CEO, President and Director
David Beling is a Registered Professional Mining Engineer with 55 years of diverse experience in areas such as engineering, development, permitting, construction, financing and management of mines and plants and the building and growth of several corporations. His initial employment included 14 years with Phelps Dodge, Union Oil, Fluor, United Technologies, and Westinghouse, followed by 41 years of senior management and consulting with 25+ U.S. and Canadian mining companies. In 2006-2007, he spearheaded an IPO, successfully drove equity raises totaling C$112 million and grew that Company’s market capitalization to $460 million. Beling has served on 14 boards since 1981, including three mining companies distinguished by the TSX Venture Exchange as top-10 performers.

Alan Lindsay, Chairman of the Board
Alan Lindsay is an entrepreneur and businessman who has founded seven companies within the mining and pharmaceutical industries, including Anatolia Minerals Development Ltd., Uranium Energy Corp., Oroperu Mineral, Strategic American Oil and AZCO Mining. Lindsay also developed the strategic vision for the 2011 acquisition and placement of the Project from NPX Metals into Bullfrog Gold Corp.

Kjeld Thygesen, Director
Kjeld is a graduate of the University of Natal in South Africa and has 48 years of experience as a resource analyst and fund manager. In 1972, he joined James Capel and Co. in London as part of its highly rated gold and mining research team before subsequently becoming manager of N. M. Rothschild & Sons’ commodities and Natural Resources Department in 1979. In 1987, he became an executive director of N. M. Rothschild International Asset Management Ltd., before co-founding Lion Resource Management Ltd., a specialist investment manager in the mining and natural resources sector, in 1989. Thygesen has been a director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. since 2001 and served as investment director for Resources Investment Trust PLC from 2002 to 2006.

Tyler Minnick, CFO and Director of Administration & Finance
A registered member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants with over 24 years of experience within the fields of accounting, auditing, and administrative services. Minnick has been engaged with the Company since mid-2011 and previously worked in the finance department of MDC Holdings/Richmond American Homes, one of the largest residential construction companies in the United States.

Bullfrog Gold Corp. (OTCQB: BFGC), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1534, off by 5.0155%, on 126,104 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 228,551 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.047449998/$0.209999993.

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ISW Holdings (ISWH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight ISW Holdings (ISWH).

ISW Holdings (OTC: ISWH), a global brand-management holdings company, appears to have entered the crypto mining revolution at precisely the right time according to a recent Journal Transcript article. The article, titled “ISW Holdings Targets the Crypto Mining Cycle,” covers big-growth industries and resulting opportunities that didn’t exist 20 years ago (http://ccw.fm/H1yY2). To view the full article, visit: http://ccw.fm/CpQwt

ISW Holdings (ISWH) (“ISW Holdings”) is a brand management portfolio company with diverse partnerships that focus on growing businesses in multiple sectors, including crypto mining, renewable energy, home health care for the chronically ill, wellness and restoration, and the adult beverage industry, as well as early-stage operations in supply chain and logistics management. ISW Holdings operates as the nexus between its partnerships and their essential services for end users.

Mission
The company’s core mission is to enhance these sectors by implementing innovative services and products ready to meet the demands of a changing world. To that end, ISW Holdings leverages its strategic expertise, resources, and innovative software to establish market-leading companies and partnerships, which ensure their success in their chosen industries. This enables the company to return maximum shareholder value with its focus always on its partnerships’ various sector volatility.

The Revolution
Positioned to create industry leaders, the company’s process entails strategic development and aggressive early growth of its partner brands to establish them as profitable and viable. ISW Holdings’ method is to nurture emerging partner brands through the essential stages of market development (from conceptualization to distribution) in sectors relevant to today’s marketplace. In addition, the company has a holistic approach to business development, with every strategy being delivered person-to-person from developers to end users.

The Challenge
The company’s goal is to turn its target audience into loyal consumers by ensuring transparency and a clear understanding of its products and services, thus creating visibility, credibility, and trust.

ISW Holdings’ Innovative Approach
ISW Holdings has diversified positions in its partnerships across technology, health care, wellness, renewable energy, and the adult beverage sectors. The company seek to provide industry leading modern solutions to its clients and sound business practices to its partners. This is accomplished through an early growth platform that cultivates its partnerships with the necessary resources and expertise to expand exponentially.

ISW Holdings’ Opportunity
The company’s opportunity is considerable. In the ever-changing high demand global marketplace, the need for timely innovation is critical. ISW Holdings’ portfolio brand management and creative thinking has allowed the company to develop and deploy enterprises that meet the needs of 21st century consumers. Through a fully vetted system of scalability, it is able to meet consumer demands with turn-key solutions.

Portfolio of Partnerships and Businesses
ISW Holdings’ diverse portfolio reflects the growing demand for essential services in a dynamic modern operational landscape. With partnerships that incorporate a depth of experience and industry insight, ISW Holdings has established itself as a portfolio company in technology, home health care, and wellness, with a focus on reshaping industry benchmarks.

Bit5ive

ISW Holdings operates a joint venture with Bit5ive, a global leader in cryptocurrency mining. As an official distribution partner of Bitmain (the industry’s leading fabless manufacturer of computing chips and distributor of Antminers to more than 30 countries in Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean), Bit5ive is quickly becoming one of the largest U.S.-based companies in the cryptocurrency mining and bitcoin farm sectors of the market.
Valued at $293.66 million in 2019, the bitcoin technology market is expected to reach $477 million by 2025, according to Mordor Intelligence. The joint-venture agreement enables ISW Holdings to collaborate with the experienced team at Bit5ive to innovate the infrastructure needed to run profitable and efficient crypto mining projects.

Proceso, LLC

With a growing awareness of the importance of renewable energy worldwide, ISW Holdings has partnered with Proceso, LLC to create high-density processing and mobile data centers powered by renewable energy. These innovations will allow Proceso to offer lower-cost and diverse services to its clients, including hosting and colocation services to growing sectors such as the gaming industry and cryptocurrency mining – two fields with a typically high energy demand.

Because crypto mining companies mostly operate outside of the United States with higher asset security risks, Proceso will assist these entities in securing their investments by providing a local source of power and infrastructure development. This is aimed at helping to reduce power consumption while creating secure crypto mining data centers in the U.S. For the gaming industry, Proceso is ready to tackle one of its biggest problems, latency, by building next-level infrastructure in key locations.

PHH – Home Health

PHH Paradigm Home Health answers the growing need for homecare services in a world where health care delivery is changing and an increasingly large aging community is looking for efficient and effective ways of accessing health care. PHH aims to be at the forefront of this change by offering quality care services infused with new emerging technologies.

ISW Holdings’ home health division is currently developing a pilot for on-demand health care, which consists of a dedicated, stable platform for different medical services. The platform will offer greater freedom of choice and transparency by allowing users to find outpatient clinics in their vicinities, compare costs, and pick the most suitable choices. PHH is also developing specialized technology and tools to support health care services outside of the bounds of specialized facilities by focusing on homecare facilities. This can not only shift the burden from hospitals and clinics, but also streamline specific parts of the health care process to enhance service and product distribution.

VOLUM

ISW Holdings’ logistics and supply chain management division was designed with the core goal of increasing supply chain efficiency as one of the key aspects of successfully growing any business. The VOLUM project’s focus is on identifying and then implementing advanced supply chain management strategies and methods that will enable ISW Holdings’ partner companies to scale and grow exponentially. To achieve this goal, the company develops and offers reliable systems and solutions that create innovative technologies and unmanned system operations for overall higher cost-effectiveness.

In the wellness sector, ISW Holdings has opted for a two-pronged approach to create effective, technologically advanced products, as well as developing innovative ways to educate customers about these products. To this end, ISW Holdings has partnered with BioPulse to achieve state-of-the-art research and development and production capabilities, as well as a direct route to market. The company plans to design and launch up to five unique brands in the wellness and restoration sector in 2020.

ISW Holdings is committed to developing product and service innovation in the consumer spirits and adult beverage industry, which faces increasingly strict regulations but growing demand. The company has been a key innovator in the industry for 25 years, having grown successful luxury brands such as Besado Tequila and others. By leveraging its expertise, ISW Holdings can help companies in the adult beverage industry increase production, streamline their supply chains, implement better processes, innovate their marketing strategies, expand into new areas, and build sustainable relationships with partners and customers.

Management Team

Terry Williams, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Terry Williams brings to the company more than 30 years of experience in accounting and information systems, logistics, insurance, and transportation. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in accounting and management information systems, Williams amassed considerable corporate experience at United Parcel Service, where he took several logistical roles, including controller, where he managed more than 2,000 employees and a budget of more than $10 billion.

Williams also serves as president of Airwave Transportation and logistics and chief financial officer of AVI Insurance Caribbean, and he has worked in over 37 domestic and international airports. In 2013, he received the National Airport Minority Advisory Council Award for mastering skills in the aviation industry.

Alonzo Pierce, Chairman
Alonzo Pierce is chairman of ISW Holdings and brings a wealth of business development and wealth management experience to the ISW team. He has spent the past 20 years building recognizable brands in multiple industry sectors. He has launched enterprises in life-styled brands which were delivered to high-profile, high-net worth families and individuals. He has worked in the adult beverage industry, establishing a formidable background in marketing and brand creation. Pierce has a B.A. from Baylor University and has received multiple awards in the adult beverage industry, including ‘Outstanding Sales Performance in the Southern Region’ for Sapphire Brands, including selling the world’s only black vodka. He served as regional director for Sapphire Brands, covering the Southwest and Southeast regions. Pierce also served as a national liaison to a Super-Regional Bank’s private wealth division. In addition to his for-profit endeavors, Pierce has served on multiple charitable boards, sourcing funding for JRA, food insecure families and housing insecure families.

Kristina Mahoney-Brown, Secretary, Treasurer, Director
Kristina Mahoney-Brown is secretary and treasurer as well as director of ISW Holdings. With more than 20 years of experience providing tax and financial consulting to real estate companies, as well as investors, developers and construction companies, Mahoney-Brown has gained solid business expertise and market knowledge and prides herself on staying abreast of the latest industry trends. Her professionalism, impeccable work ethic and advanced marketing strategies have earned her the nickname ‘The Tax Diva’. Mahoney-Brown has a Bachelor’s in accounting, a Master’s in taxation and a Master’s in business administration, specializing in personal financial planning.

ISW Holdings (ISWH), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1299, off by 0.076923%, on 22,261 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 76,283 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.109999999/$5.50.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD).

Sugarmade (OTCQB: SGMD), a leading, multidivisional/multiproduct/multisector supply company, has continued to report record growth across “every single metric” for its BudCars Cannabis Delivery Service. While the company continues with breakout growth, it also is focused on vertical integration, in a pending move designed to expand its model from seed to sale. To view the full article, visit: http://cnw.fm/6n38S

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) is headquartered in Monrovia, California, where the company recognizes new opportunities in the cannabis delivery space and in the market for supplies to the quick-service restaurant industry – both of which have fast-changing dynamics due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.

The Coronavirus Cannabis Boom Market

Retailers across the nation are closing their doors and curtailing operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, inherently pinching sales. In the California cannabis sector, however, business has never been better – especially relative to home delivery.

California’s cannabis industry continues to operate, and media reports reveal booming cannabis sales as the state’s citizens stay home to wait out current events. The Los Angeles Times recently published the headline, “Marijuana Sales on Fire amid Virus Outbreak; New York Post “Cannabis sales hit new highs”; USA Today “American Stock Up on Pot” Fox News “California marijuana sales surge”; and ABC News Cannabis Shops thrive in coronavirus pandemic.

The state of California benefits from the ultra-high taxes paid by the highly regulated cannabis industry, and has thus deemed cannabis companies as “essential” businesses, allowing for full operations to continue. While pot shops are seeing strong foot traffic, the real growth action is in-home delivery as consumers seek to embrace social distancing. Many delivery operators are reporting difficulty in meeting demand with sales growth of up to 10% sequentially each week. It is certainly a boom time for the industry.

Sugarmade Growth Strategy

Recognizing new investment and operational opportunities within California’s cannabis market, Sugarmade is strategizing to take advantage of opportunity specifically in delivery services (non-storefront retailer), manufacturing via co-branding, and selective genetic cultivation. The company is taking a highly selective approach, targeting only the best of these opportunities for company growth.

In line with this strategy is northern California delivery service Budcars, in which Sugarmade owns a 40% interest and an option to gain a controlling interest. Budcars connects consumers with premium products sourced from top-tier farms and extractors, offering a curated menu of fully compliant cannabis products. The company maintains a competitive advantage by sourcing premium cannabis offerings and same-day delivery. In addition to maintaining its own cars, California licenses, and fulfillment center, Budcar orders its premium products in bulk at lower prices, enabling the company to rein in costs and maintain competitive pricing for its customers. Currently serving major communities within the metropolitan area of Sacramento, Budcars plans to continue the expansion of the company’s delivery reach.

Sugarmade plans to continue its expansion into burgeoning new sectors of the cannabis market through the following avenues:

  • Geographic expansion of Budcars delivery scope
  • New delivery geographies
  • Cannabis cultivation as a key component of a hybrid vertical integration strategy
  • Product technology expansion—including products containing exotic and lesser-known cannabinoids

 

Diversified Portfolio

Sugarmade has positive market exposure to cannabis delivery, as well as to the restaurant industry, at a time when these businesses are being force to move toward take-out and delivery models in order to survive.

The company has various business operations in diverse marketplaces, including food, safe packaging and sanitary supplies for various industries, and agricultural supplies. Sugarmade entered the industrial hemp and CBD space by investing in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry began planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 5,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis.

CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high-quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30%-40% of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

Market Opportunity

There is little doubt among industry participants, and recently confirmed by Forbes, that California is the single largest cannabis market in the world. The state is expected to produce more than $3.5 billion in cannabis sales during 2020, with growth topping 23% annually. The global industrial hemp market size was estimated at $4.71 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a revenue-based CAGR of 15.8% over the forecast period of 2016-2027, according to Grandview Research. Market growth drivers include the 2018 Farm Bill and society’s increasing knowledge of the benefits of hemp products.

Overall industry growth is great, but specific vertical sector growth is even better. Cannabis delivery is clearly the fastest growing sector of the marketplace and with coronavirus fears the already robust growth rate has accelerated.

Sugarmade seems to be in the right industry at the right time in history.

Management

CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick-service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.

Dedicated to getting the highest caliber of THC and CBD to its customers’ door, the company’s priority is to ensure that they receive the highest quality cannabis product free from logistical hassles. Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Friday's trading session at $0.00235, off by 2.0833%, on 23,271,373 volume with 229 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 67,706,816 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.001599999/$0.021999999.

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iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK).

iClick Interactive Asia Group (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, today announced that Sammy Hsieh, the company’s chairman and co-founder, appeared, on August 13, as a featured guest on TD Ameritrade Network's The Watch List with veteran news anchor Nicole Petallides. During the interview, Sammy shared how iClick is revolutionizing digital marketing in China by helping many of the world's largest companies not only effectively identify and interact with consumers online, but also integrate online-to-offline information to unlock the huge potential of the smart retail market. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/xgC2x

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK) is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider connecting worldwide marketers with audiences in China. Built on cutting-edge technologies, iClick’s proprietary platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfills various marketing objectives in a data-driven and automated manner, helping international and domestic marketers reach their target audiences. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick operates in 10 locations worldwide, including Asia and Europe.

iClick aims to become a fully integrated Enterprise and Marketing Cloud Platform in China, providing clients a full consumer-cycle solution. This is facilitated by two pillars’ growth strategy through two business segments: Marketing Solutions and Enterprise Solutions.

Marketing Solutions

Using data and AI-driven technology to help brands efficiently identify, target and acquire the right customers

As the leading programmatic marketing platform in China, iClick’s proprietary platform collects a wealth of data from multiple sources to precisely reach the right audience at the right moment, on the right channel and right device. Cross-screen search solutions capture critical micro-moments when users proactively search for what they need. This multi-dimensional approach to marketing allows iClick to effectively understand internet users and exponentially widen target audiences for its brand clients. Multiple monetization models available in the Marketing Solutions segment allow iClick to serve its clients in several ways, such as audience targeting.

Data-driven marketing is indispensable to marketers targeting specific audiences in China. More than 825 million internet users in China are anonymously profiled on iClick’s platform, which boasts cross-channel and cross-screen capabilities.

Enterprise Solutions

Enabling brands to efficiently manage their consumers through online and offline data integration and analysis, increase the repurchase rate, and enhance consumers’ loyalty

iClick’s Enterprise Solutions segment addresses enterprise needs in China, particularly focusing on “smart retail,” an expanding and innovating market involving the combination of online and offline consumers’ behavioral information. Enterprise Solutions support detailed profiling of customers, which facilitates data-driven business strategies, enhances business processes at various levels, and increases operational and marketing efficiency.

Enterprise Solutions leverages iClick’s proprietary platform that incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn, build and store knowledge, enabling accurate predictions about consumer behavior that ultimately provide marketing solutions derived from the large amount of available data.

Through a strategic partnership with Tencent, iClick’s Enterprise Solutions presents strong recurring revenue streams with tremendous opportunities to upsell multi-national corporations (MNCs). Tencent’s proprietary API connection enables brands to build 360-degree consumer profiles based on the collection and integration of purchased behavioral information from online and offline touchpoints, including WeChat Mini Programs, WeChat Payment, WeChat Work and more.

As iClick continues to provide integrated marketing and smart retail solutions targeting Chinese consumers, the company believes Enterprise Solutions has strong long-term growth potential and will become a major gross margin contributor in the future.

Partnerships

In 2019, iClick established various agreements and partnerships with a number of leading southeast and northeast Asian companies for regional diversification and in 2020 is focused on continuing to develop additional partnerships and new business models globally. Many of the world’s top companies are leveraging iClick’s proprietary data platform to precisely identify and reach out to core target audience groups in China.

The company’s partnerships include:

  • A tri-partnership with BTG WELINK, an online retail services arm of Beijing Tourism Group (“BTG”), and Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s leading provider of internet value added services. As part of this partnership, iClick applies its upgraded solutions to build a private DSP (Demand Side Platform) system for BTG. Using Tencent’s big data advertising platform, iClick can assist BTG to develop precision marketing campaigns.
  • An Advertising Agency Authorization Certificate from Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), under which iClick is designated the authorized agency for native advertising of Baidu’s news feed ads. Native advertising is a consumer-friendly, non-disruptive advertising format that has gained rapid popularity among advertisers in recent years. Native advertising and creative marketing content have become a more effective marketing method among the Chinese young consumers. In 2019, the native advertising sector was estimated to have an around 53.5% share of the online advertising revenue, according to Statista.
  • A joint-venture partnership with VGI Global Media Plc (VGI.BKK), Thailand’s No. 1 online to offline (O2O) solutions provider across advertising, payment and logistics platforms, which enables brands in Southeast Asia to capture the multi-billion-dollar Chinese consumer market through a range of technology-driven marketing solutions.

Case Study: Armani Hotel Dubai

Dubai has been gearing up to welcome the growing wave of Chinese visitors. Chinese nationals are eligible for a 30-day visa-on-arrival into the UAE, which gives Chinese travelers tremendous convenience. In light of this, Armani Hotel Dubai set the objective to increase its sales in this market.

The challenge: What Aarmani Hotel Dubai lacked in executing this goal was insightful understanding of Chinese travelers in particular the demographics that were likely to be attracted to the hotel. Challenged by the huge differences in the business practice, unique culture and language barrier in running digital campaigns in China, Armani Hotel Dubai turned to iClick’s know-how and expertise to guide its campaign to success and meet its sales goal.

The solution: iClick tailored an optimal solution for the hotel to increase brand awareness and booking rate from China – which is the key market for the hotel – and successfully assisted Armani Hotel Dubai in reaching its target Chinese audiences by using China’s most popular mobile and internet sites, including WeChat and Weibo, to improve reach and booking potential.

The results: Due to iClick’s unrivaled technological and execution strengths, Armani Hotel Dubai’s ads were delivered in an omnichannel manner, raising brand awareness and garnering interest between Chinese consumers. Subsequently, Armani Hotel Dubai saw a surge in conversion rate.
During the campaign, the Armani Hotel Dubai brand was connected with 87% of Chinese mobile users.

Award-winning Provider

iClick, a Deloitte Technology Fast50, has received multiple industry awards from the international marketing community. The company is committed to helping clients access digital China with its omni-channel, data-driven marketing solutions that deliver uniquely sharpened marketing capabilities and outstanding advertising results.

Most recently, iClick subsidiary OptAim (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd was recognized by Tencent Ads as a 2019 Gold Service Provider. Tencent Ads also named OptAim the winner of three major annual awards for the second half of 2019: “Outstanding Contribution of the Year,” “Best Technology & Data Application Award,” and “Best Branding Awards.”

In November 2019, company co-founder and CEO Sammy Hsieh was chosen as the winner of the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year China 2019 Award in Technology Category,” an award recognizing his entrepreneurial acumen, innovative spirit and strong leadership. As one of the world’s most prestigious business accolades, the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year” awards program honors those who accomplish success by combining ability with opportunity, and inspire others with great vision, leadership and outstanding achievement.

iClick won the Annual Influential Platform Award and the Innovation Golden Award in Marketing at the Creative Award 2019, as well as the Best Tourism Marketing Agency. The company was also the recipient of the “Best Brand and Performance Marketing Award” at the Performance Marketing Ecosystem Summit 2018 hosted by the Advertising & Marketing Service, a division of Tencent Holdings Limited.

The company in 2018 was also recognized as “Platinum Service Partner of Tencent Social Ads” at the Tencent Key Accounts Mid-Year Summit held in Beijing. The mobile division of iClick, Optaim, received the same award beginning in 2016. Optaim was also the “Best DSP Partner” and “Key Account Data Partner” of Tencent, making it the only player in China with such unique and deep level of cooperation with Tencent Social Ads.

Leadership

Sammy Wing Hong Hsieh, chairman of the board and co-founder, was CEO from 2009 to 2019. Prior to co-founding iClick, Hsieh held senior positions in several prominent technology companies. He was general manager for Asia Pacific at Efficient Frontier (now an Adobe company), a leading digital performance marketing company, and was director of Search Marketing at Yahoo Hong Kong from 2000-2008. Hsieh received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jian Tang, director, CEO and co-founder, has 20 years of experience in digital advertising and is well-known in China for his expertise in advertising technologies and big data. In 2012, he founded OptAim, which was acquired by iClick in 2015, and has served key research, engineering and management roles at Yahoo’s global research and development center. Tang received his doctorate in computer engineering from Tsinghua University and was named by Campaign Asia as one of the leaders in its Digital A-List in 2016.

Terence Chi Wai Li, chief financial officer, has 15 years of experience in financial management, investment and business operations. He has served in management roles and advisory capacities at several start-ups, in addition to financial management and fundraising roles. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in M&A due diligence and cross border tax and deal structuring projects. Li received an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School. He is a Fellow Member of ACCA, a Member of HKICPA, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK), closed Friday's trading session at $7.96, up 0.125786%, on 1,447,265 volume with 6,628 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 921,692 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.79500007/$8.48499965.

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Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX).

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) was featured today in a publication from BioMedWire, examining how some technological advancements, such as biomedical engineering, can be used in saving lives because the biomedical engineering field draws knowledge from different disciplines such as computer science, public health, clinical practice and biomedical sciences.

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) is a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprexâ„¢ immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer-fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities.

Research and Development

Genprex holds a portfolio of 30 issued and two pending patents covering its technologies and targeted molecular therapies. The company’s research and development program is focused on identifying and developing leading-edge gene therapies that can be used alone or in combination with other therapies for treatment of cancer.

Genprex’s initial product candidate is Oncoprexâ„¢, an immunogene therapy for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Oncoprex works by interrupting cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis (or programmed cell death) in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance.

Preclinical research is being conducted with the goal of developing Oncoprex to be administered with targeted therapies in other solid tumors, and with immunotherapies in NSCLC and other solid tumors. In addition, Genprex has conducted and plans to continue research into other tumor suppressor genes associated with chromosome 3p21.3, as well as other potential applications of the company’s immunogene therapy platform.

Clinical Trials

Genprex is currently conducting the second phase of a phase I/II clinical trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The company plans to expand its clinical program by adding a new clinical study evaluating Oncoprexâ„¢ in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor for treatment of Stage IV or recurrent NSCLC. In research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research in Washington, D.C., Genprex’s collaborators showed that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 checkpoint inhibition has a significantly greater anti-tumor effect in lung cancer than either agent alone. The research also shows that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 blockade has synergistic activity in upregulating natural killer (NK) cells, correlating with prolonged survival in mice.

TUSC2 (Tumor Suppressor Candidate 2) is a tumor suppressor gene that is absent or deficient in cancer cells of many different cancer types.

The Market

Genprex technologies seek to bridge a critical gap by combining with targeted therapies and immunotherapies to provide treatments to large patient populations who would otherwise not be candidates for those therapies or who have become resistant to them. Genprex technologies are being developed to overcome genomic limitations which are inherent in targeted therapies and immunotherapies in order to provide new treatment solutions to large cancer populations, such as those with lung cancer.

Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for about 85 percent of all lung cancers, according to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”). Despite radical advances in drug development and novel therapeutic standards, survival for late stage lung cancer has not improved significantly in the past 25 years.

Senior Management

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Rodney Varner, JD, is a co-founder of Genprex and has served in these roles since August 2012. He has more than 35 years of legal experience with large and small law firms and as outside general counsel of a Nasdaq-listed company. Varner has served as counsel in company formation, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, other business transactions, protection of trade secrets and other intellectual property, real estate, and business litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

Julien L. Pham, M.D., MPH, is president and chief operating officer of Genprex. In March 2013, Dr. Pham co-founded RubiconMD, a healthcare IT company that connects primary care providers to specialists for additional guidance and opinions on medical cases and served as its chief medical officer. He has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a board-certified internal medicine doctor and nephrologist.

Ryan M. Confer, MS, has served as Genprex chief financial officer since September 2016. Confer has more than 10 years of executive experience in planning, launching, developing, and growing emerging technology companies and has served in the chief operating and chief financial roles for non-profit and for-profit entities since 2008. Confer has also served as an international business development consultant for the University of Texas at Austin’s IC2 Institute, where he focused on evaluating the commercialization potential of nascent technologies in domestic and international markets applicable to technology incubator programs associated with the University. Confer holds a BS in finance and legal studies from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and an MS in technology commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jan Stevens, RN, is vice president of Clinical Operations. Stevens has nearly 20 years of comprehensive clinical operations experience in the biopharma industry and a specialization in early-to-late stage oncology companies. Stevens joined the company to help support the various clinical development programs for Oncoprexâ„¢.

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX), closed Friday's trading session at $4.29, up 19.4986%, on 4,207,976 volume with 11,660 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,696,125 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.231000006/$7.0300002.

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Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF).

Petroteq Energy (TSX.V: PQE) (OTC: PQEFF) , an integrated oil company focused on the development and implementation of its proprietary oil-extraction and remediation technologies, today announced that Valkor Engineering has agreed to settle the remaining portion of its debt with the company, namely, US$700,000, through the issuance of 11,666,666 common shares of the company, each at a deemed price of US$0.06. To view the full press release, visit http://ibn.fm/fNTbG

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) is a Canadian-registered, publicly traded company engaged in the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the environmentally safe extraction of heavy oils from oil sands, oil shale deposits and shallow oil deposits. The company is focused on oil sands exploration and production on mineral leases in Vernal, Utah, and in expanding production capacity at its Asphalt Ridge heavy oil extraction facility in Utah.

Petroteq Energy’s patent-pending application is a closed-loop, solvent-based process, which results in significantly lower per-barrel production costs than those incurred with traditional hot water-based oil sands extraction technologies. This green technology utilizes a small, modular footprint, produces no greenhouse gases, requires no high temperatures, leaves only clean dry sand, and could be deployed to unlock heavy oil deposits located around the world.

The Company’s Asphalt Ridge mineral lease on 2,500-plus acres in northeastern Utah features a large contingent oil sands resource base with an estimated 87 million barrels of oil equivalent. In 2015, the company produced 10,000 barrels of oil from the Utah location and plans to increase production are underway. Utah holds over 32 billion barrels of undeveloped oil sands resources, which are also known as “oil-wet” deposits containing a mixture of sand and a dense, extremely viscous form of petroleum referred to as bitumen or tar. A recent upswing in developing domestic energy sources has intensified interest in technological advances such as Petroteq’s Clean Oil Recovery Technology (CORT) System.

The Company continues to evaluate the development of other medium to heavy oil exploration, production and recovery projects on a global basis through a variety of structured agreements. These opportunities or other arrangements with private and governmental entities that utilize Petroteq Energy’s proprietary licensed technologies are expected to generate a significant return on investment.

The Company’s management team, board of directors and officers form an invaluable cross-section of industry leaders with extensive experience ranging from chemical engineering and solvent research, business development, international project management, entrepreneurial achievements, and senior management for global energy companies in North America and the Middle East. This impressive knowledge base covers both conventional and unconventional oil and gas projects and production, both in upstream and downstream industry sectors.

Petroteq Energy is also participating in a blockchain initiative aimed at solving the global transaction needs of the oil and gas industry through the development of PetroBLOQ. PetroBLOQ recently joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (“EEA”), the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. Membership with the 200-member EEA represents a wide variety of industries and offers 14 industry-focused, member-driven working groups.

“Joining this community of forward-looking enterprises and blockchain innovators is an important step for PetroBLOQ as we develop transformative solutions for the oil and gas industry,” said Petroteq Energy Chairman Alex Blyumkin.

In addition, Petroteq has joined the American Petroleum Institute (API). The API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, promoting safety across the industry globally and influencing public policy in support of a strong, viable oil and natural gas industry.

“API has led the development of operating standards for our industry, and we look forward to contributing our experience with oilfield technologies in addition to introducing our PetroBLOQ platform to its members throughout the supply chain,” Blyumkin previously stated.

Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.08, up 3.2258%, on 670,331 volume with 54 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 980,600 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.017999999/$0.337599992.

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