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See’s Candies Announces New Holiday For Halloween Season

Wednesday, September 16

Move over, the wheel, September 16 is National Choose Your Chocolate Day, an opportunity to celebrate what might be the world’s sweetest invention. This perfect combination of cocoa, milk, and sugar has been celebrated for thousands of years and has graced the tables of kings, presidents, celebrities and, of course, your grandma. National Choose Your Chocolate Day corresponds with the birthday of one of chocolate’s modern visionaries, a woman who no doubt belongs in the pantheon of great chocolatiers, Mary See of See’s Candies.

To honor this confection, and the woman whose innovative and high-quality recipes have laid the foundation for nearly 100 years of candy-making excellence, See’s Candies has sponsored National Choose Your Chocolate Day. The company is offering many fun, informative, and exciting ways to celebrate Mary See and her chocolate legacy. The quiz below will help you decide which chocolate candy matches your personality and in these difficult times, See’s will donate chocolate to worthy organizations for every quiz taken.

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Big Data and Voting Impact U.S. Environmental Policy-Making

Wednesday, September 23 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

U.S. politics has an enormous impact on global climate and environmental issues, and unfortunately American environmentalists aren’t wielding as much political power as they ought to.

Fortunately, recent advances in data analytics and behavioral science offer hope for 2020 and beyond. With fresh data from recent elections and mobilization experiments, voter turnout expert Nathaniel Stinnett discusses the Environmental Voter Project’s cutting-edge approach to boosting environmental voter turnout, while impacting policy at the local, state, federal, and international level.

Sign up and join us for this WebTalkUNA conversation with Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of Environmental Voter Project, who will be joined by Amy Perlmutter, who has devoted her career to the environmental field, developing and implementing policies and programs from the ground up.

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National Eat Local Day

Tuesday, September 22

Restaurants and Home Cooks:
Celebrate National Eat Local Day September 22
Tuesday, September 22 is National Eat Local Day, a day to encourage restaurants and people cooking at home to prepare and serve a complete meal created with locally grown ingredients.

“Our goal is to raise awareness that supporting our local sustainable farms is really important,” said multiple James Beard Award-winning Chef Sarah Stegner, co-founder of National Eat Local Day.

“It is even more important this year due to the coronavirus pandemic since many of our local sustainable farms have relied on restaurants for the majority of their sales. The restaurant industry has been hard hit by this year’s pandemic leaving chefs and farmers without income. We hope that home cooks will step up to help keep these farms running by purchasing directly from a farmer or shopping at a local farmers Market.

National Eat Local Day was created by Stegner and public relations restaurant consultant Cindy Kurman, who believe that setting aside September 22 every year to remind people to focus on the importance of local sustainable farms and to help increase the flow of local sustainable food to our tables.

“It is important to direct attention to these farms which have become very important to our maintaining an environmentally friendly food supply chain,” said Kurman. “But it’s not just about the environment, it’s also about the exceptional quality of these ingredients, that are produced by farmers who are passionate that Americans eat great tasting, healthy food.”

A steadily growing number of restaurants throughout the United States procure their ingredients from local sustainable farms for two reasons: First, these ingredients taste wonderful, since they are harvested at their peak seasonal freshness. Secondly, restaurateurs increasingly consider that using local ingredients is the responsible thing to do for their guests’ health and for the environment.

Stegner’s restaurant, Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, Illinois, that she co-owns with Chef George Bumbaris, has been highlighting locally sourced sustainable food for more than 16 years and has built a very strong following of appreciative food enthusiasts. To help out during the pandemic period, since April, Prairie Grass Cafe, has been a pick up point for people to receive the produce from farmers that they previously ordered on line direct from the farm.

National Eat Local Day is a focal point in which we are asking chefs to highlight a locally sourced meal.

“We are asking the general public to buy direct from farmers in their area; prepare a meal and share what they have done on social media using the hashtag #nationaleatlocalday.”

Make a big deal and celebrate the bounty of the season with your friends and family while social distancing on September 22nd.

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Freedom X – new from Wing Bikes

New York-based Wing Electric Bikes has innovated yet again with the launch of the new Freedom X, combining the latest advanced e-bike technology with the sleek design and functionality of a traditional lightweight road bike. In a world where daily commuting has been completely upended due to Coronavirus and sustainability continues to be of paramount importance, the Wing Freedom X is an affordable, sustainable, efficient and reliable solution to the current challenges of today.

The new Freedom X, which starts at $1248.00 (interest-free financing is available), offers an even sleeker design than its 2nd generation siblings as the electronic display is now seamlessly integrated into the handlebar making it look more like a traditional bike than an “e-bike.” A new torque sensor is also a game changer in how the bike rides and how the pedal assist intuitively activates to automatically make the ride easier. Speaking of making the ride easier, an optional add-on “Turbo Boost” throttle helps riders accelerate quicker and even eliminates the need to pedal at all allowing riders to simply coast on the electric motor.

Like all of Wing’s Freedom electric bikes, the Freedom X is designed to transform urban mobility and daily commuting. Weighing roughly 40lbs, the lightweight bike features a removable battery, a unique built-in alarm system controlled by a remote, integrated front and rear lights and swept back handlebars offering unmatched comfort and handling. Wing bikes ship as Class 1 electric bikes capping the pedal assist speed at 20MPH, making them street legal across the U.S. straight out of the box. However, with a few clicks on the display, this cap can be removed to increase the speed up to 28MPH depending on the model.

Although Wing offers rapid shipping across the continental U.S., the e-bike company also boasts a brick and mortar store in New York City’s East Village (345 E. 12th St.) where interested riders can schedule a “test drive” before committing to the purchase. The store also acts as a reliable service center should any problems arise unexpectedly. In other parts of the country, Wing has established relationships with various third-party service providers for customers in need.

The Freedom X and its younger siblings, the Freedom, Freedom S and Freedom Fatty, can all be purchased online at

Founded by year-round New York City bike commuter Seth Miller in 2017,Wing Bikes transforms urban mobility for the modern-day commuter with affordably priced, intelligently-designed electric bikes. Miller set out to create a design-forward smart bike that would take the work out of extended daily commutes, while maintaining the fun and practicality of a traditional bike. With Wing’s four models, The Freedom 2, Freedom S 2, Freedom Fatty 2 and new Freedom X, he achieved just that. Wing bikes feature intuitive pedal-assist, a “turbo boost” throttle, a powerful long lasting battery, front and rear lights, a built-in security system, a control dashboard and a lightweight frame. Whether commuting to work in a big city, taking a casual ride along the beach or just looking for an eco-friendly alternative, Wing Bikes provide the perfect combination of form and function for the modern-day rider.

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Circle of Sisters 2020 – WBLS

Friday, November 20 to Saturday, November 21

Produced by NYC’s #1 radio station for R&B, WBLS’ Circle of Sisters (COS) will celebrate 17 years as the original Black female empowerment expo on Friday and Saturday, November 20-21, 2020. The event features musical performances by today’s R&B sensations to thought-provoking and star-studded panel discussions on business, health, entertainment, social issues, and personal life.

We welcomed names such as Rev. Al Sharpton, Robin Roberts, Susan Taylor, Mayor Cory Booker, Misty Copeland, Terry McMillian, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Steve Harvey and the sounds of Faith Evans, Eric Benet, Fantasia, Tank, Jennifer Hudson, Salt ‘n’ Pepa, Bell Biv Devoe, Big Daddy Kane and Gospel powerhouses to bring the message home like Smokie Norful, Karen Clark Sheard, Kiki Sheard, Vickie Winans, Tye Tribbett, Deitrick Haddon and more.

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Kakurega Omakase

Few dining experiences are as revered as Omakase. Chef Keisuke Harada was lured to Puerto Escondido from Mexico City to set up Kakurega Omakase, where he carefully executes the finest ingredients into an extraordinary work of art in front of visitors. Immersed on the Oaxacan jungle, and next to Hotel Escondido, Kakurega Omakase boasts simple, elegant design where nature and food collide.

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Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner

Dryel® uses a specific process to clean your dry clean only and special care clothes.

The heat of your dryer activates the cleaning solution in the Dryer Activated cleaning cloth to release a steam that removes body soils and odors from the clothes.
The Fabric Protection Bag maintains the optimal balance of cleaning agents and heat, allowing the steam to work thoroughly through the clothes, and then slowly vents the vapors out of the bag and dryer.
Dryel Booster Spray includes extra cleaning agents to remove stains, and add freshness to heavily soiled areas prior to putting the garments through the in-dryer system.

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Future of Beauty and Wellness Summit – FounderMade

Thursday, September 17 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM


Learn business building secrets from the founder of Urban Decay Cosmetics, CEO of Blue Mercury, Bobbi Brown, Miranda Kerr, and more

Discover the most innovative beauty & wellness brands by tuning into live product showcases

Gain key industry insights & forecast the latest trends

Meet the founders behind brands that are disrupting the industry

Connect with the FounderMade network of founders, CEOs, retailers, investors, and press via the FounderMade community slack channel

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School Lunch Made Easy – Freeli

Parents packing lunches, juggling home-schooling and a job, or suffering from “COVID Cooking Fatigue” are turning to Freeli Foods. So are college students!

Back-to-school is more confusing than ever, from pre-K to college. With Freeli Foods, back-to-school meals don’t need to be difficult. Freeli is the first company to develop a unique heat and eat, all-natural refrigerated meal in a pouch that is high in protein, contains no added sugar, and has no artificial ingredients. Freeli heats in a microwave in 45 seconds and can be eaten out of the pouch, in a bowl, or you can cut off the top and dig in with a spoon. Children at appropriate ages, can even make for themselves. They are the perfect recipe for when you just can’t cook another meal, are making lunch, packing lunch or sending a care package to your favorite grad or undergrad. Freeli is available in four family favorite flavors: Mac & Cheese, Pasta & Meat Sauce, Chicken Noodle, and Burrito Bowl.

Since March of 2020, sales of Freeli, packaged in grab-and-go pouches, are up more than 50%. When stay at home measures were put into place, Freeli Foods quickly pivoted to make their meals available online. With free shipping, each meal is less than $4.

As colleges return, student complaints about the meals they are receiving are going viral. Schools are struggling with how to operate during a pandemic and feeding students, especially when quarantined, is an overwhelming task. Freeli is perfect to have on hand.

“Freeli is on a mission to make healthy ‘fast’ food the norm and not the exception. With obesity and diabetes on the rise, it is time families have a better for you option that doesn’t require hours of cooking and cleaning. Freeli is a wholesome, nutritious meal or snack and is not a purée” said Matthew Sade, Founder and CEO. “Just heat the BPA-free pouch and enjoy”.

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Biz Stain Fighter

Don’t you hate when your favorite white outfit gets yellowed and dingy? We soaked our summer favorites with Biz powder over night in the tub, and then washed like normal, and you wont believe the before and after!!! Swipe to see!!

Biz contains a UNIQUE blend of enzymes that fights tough stains BETTER THAN LEADING BRANDS, guaranteed!

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OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder

Getting out ink stains with OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder

Hmmm, where did you forget that pen? Working hard can sometimes lead to forgetful accidents, like leaving a pen or marker in your pocket with the cap off. What a huge mess! But don’t worry, OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover can help erase that stain, and the worry that goes with it.

Always test OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover on an inconspicuous area first. Rinse, and allow it to dry. Safe on colorfast fabrics only. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for water temperature and for cleaning. Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, leather or on fabrics labeled dry-clean only.

MIX Fill scoop to line 1 per 16 ounces of water to create solution and pretreat the stain with the solution for 10 minutes.

WASH as normal with detergent and OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover.

Sometimes working, and playing, hard can lead to difficult stains to remove, such as coffee and wine. But with OxiClean™ you can Get the Tough Stains Out! To spot treat some of your toughest stains try OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Spray.

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