Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles

Associated Colleges of Illinois Board Elects New Leadership for 2020-2021

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Board of Trustees (https://acifund.org/board-of-trustees/) elected Lyn Bulman, retired executive vice president of global human resources, Fellowes Brands, to a two-year term as board chair. Bulman succeeded Frank D. Cella, managing director, Marsh USA, Inc., who served as ACI's board chair since 2017.

Bulman, Oak Park, Illinois, who previously served as the board's Program Committee Chair, began her new duties this month. "I am delighted to be taking this role," Bulman told the trustees. "I think ACI is a great organization. I'm very proud of the work that we do, and I think there's a lot of great progress going on that we can continue."

The board also elected Angela T. Allen, Mitchell Titus, Chicago, as treasurer and Finance Committee chair. She succeeded Clifton C. Fenton, who served several years in both roles. The board's other officer, Dr. Jamel Wright, president of Eureka College, remained in her role as ACI president.

First-ever student board representative elected

The Board of Trustees elected Chloe Overstreet, a student at Eureka College (https://www.eureka.edu/), Eureka, Illinois, as the board's first student representative in ACI's 68-year history. Overstreet, from Stillman Valley, Illinois, will begin her junior year at Eureka College this fall, majoring in history and political science, and business administration.

Overstreet was nominated by the board's Trusteeship Committee, which began discussions earlier this year about adding a student to further diversify the board. Currently, the board has 37 corporate members, plus the presidents of ACI's 27 member colleges and universities.

Overstreet is a first-generation college student, who started her college career at Eureka shortly after her father died in a work-related accident. Once at Eureka, she joined ACI's Peer Mentoring Program, aimed at helping first-generation college students through their critical first year. She began as a mentee and is now a mentor to incoming first-generation students.

"The program offered both guidance and financial relief as I was beginning college," Overstreet wrote in a letter to the board. "Access to emergency funds provided the relief that I needed to start college." Serving as an ACI board member will provide a student perspective and help other students access opportunities that ACI provides, Overstreet added.

In May, Overstreet recorded a video about her experience at Eureka College and the Peer Mentoring Program for ACI's annual fundraising event, a virtual event this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her video can be viewed at https://acifund.org/2020-aci-virtual-benefit-reception/

New committee chairs, vice chairs elected

The board also elected chairs and vice chairs of its five standing committees. Each was elected to a two-year term:
* Advancement: Anthony LoBello, Chicago, chair, and Donald A. Campbell, Jr., retired from Campbell & Co., vice chair
* Communications: Angie Winschel, Almanac, Inc., St. Louis, chair, and Holly Bartecki, Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications, Chicago, vice chair
* Finance: Angela T. Allen, chair; Bradley Summers, Wells Fargo, Chicago, vice chair
* Program: Debora L. Osgood, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., Chicago, chair; Justin Lee Allen, BDJ Trucking Co., Schaumburg, vice chair
* Trusteeship: Jerry Murphy, retired from DeVry Education Group, chair; and Barry C. Mastin, Jr., Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Chicago, vice chair

About ACI:

Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is a collaboration of 27 private, independent colleges and universities, representing more than 70,000 students. Established in 1952, ACI supports member colleges and universities by advancing independent liberal arts and sciences education and helping underserved students succeed in college, careers and life. The organization raises funds for scholarships, peer mentoring and emergency financial aid, and it provides member services such as professional development conferences and college-to-career seminars and events.

Visit ACI's website (https://acifund.org) for more information.

MEDIA CONTACT:
John Brooks
Associated Colleges of Illinois
jbrooks@acifund.org
Phone 312-263-2391

Related link: https://acifund.org

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Business, Free News Articles, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality, Sports and Activities

Robot Helps with Social Distancing at Space Golf in Illinois

OLAND PARK, Ill. -- As Illinois prepares to move to Phase Four of its re-opening plan, one small business, Space Golf, has employed a robot to help serve customers and reduce direct person-to-person contact, during the days of COVID-19.

The three-foot-tall, remote-controlled character, known as L-10, fits right in at the science fiction-themed family entertainment center. In addition to bringing guests their pizza, ice cream and drinks in the Sci-fi Cafe dining room, L-10 will be seen sweeping on the blacklight mini golf course or just checking on golfers.

Ray Radelia, Space Golf's designer/builder says that the little robot is just one of the steps being taken, as the fun center prepares to re-open: "We've installed plastic panels at all employee/guest interaction points and developed intense cleaning and sanitizing schedules for the lobby, restrooms, kitchen, golf course, arcade and virtual reality ride. Of course, we have touchless hand sanitizing stations throughout."

Space Golf is moving to an online reservation system and for now, the golf course capacity will be twenty-five percent.

L-10 will also make appearances on the 18-hole blacklight golf course, which is themed with spaceships, intergalactic aliens and giant robots. While the 40-person party room is not available right now, Space Golf does plan to resume hosting parties, when it is safe to do so.

Space Golf is located at 15611 S. 94th Avenue, in Orland Park. They can be reached online at https://www.space-golf.com/ or by phone at (708) 460-3887.

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Advertising and Marketing, Business, Free News Articles, Product Launches

QuotePro Launches AutoQuoter Online Auto Sales Solution

CHICAGO, Ill. -- QuotePro is pleased to announce AutoQuoter(TM), a new comprehensive solution for online auto sales for both Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) and franchise dealerships.

QuotePro is a market leader in both self-service kiosks and online and mobile sales tools for multiple industries with a strong focus on the auto sector.

By implementing AutoQuoter, dealerships can turn their websites into their showrooms and go beyond showing photos of vehicles to closing a sale with financing and insurance. A key element of the solution includes Measured Marketing Services, which feature customizable dashboards to reveal details on each transaction, including the exact source of the sales lead, revenue, ROI and much more.

Some of the unique features of AutoQuoter include:

* Offers a complete online sales solution from initial search to closed deal with financing
* Stores all information including inventory listings and credit applications in Dealer Management System (DMS), integrates to all major DMS solutions
* Provides a streamlined user interface with 700 Credit Integration, ensuring all information is collected for complete credit applications online, ready for underwriting
* Speeds up process by having all information captured before the customer gets to the dealership
* Offers colorful, intuitive dashboards to track all lead sources and report revenue and ROI from walk-ins, online sales, social media, etc.
* Integrates with QuotePro Kiosks

"AutoQuoter helps BHPH and new car dealerships compete in the online world," said Marco Freudman, President of QuotePro. "Since the pandemic, consumers have grown accustomed to shopping and purchasing everything online, including vehicles. We are excited to help our clients find more leads and close more deals. We are providing much more than a pretty website. AutoQuoter can close a sale online with all the paperwork for insurance and financing included for a new car dealership and all but the wet signature required at a BHPH dealer."

To learn more about AutoQuoter visit: https://getautoquoter.com

Watch the AutoQuoter video: https://youtu.be/AOkBGvJs-bU

For media inquiries, please contact: Marco Freudman, President, QuotePro Inc. at Marco@quotepro.com

QuotePro, Inc.
1-800-630-8045
sales@autoquoter.com
820 North Orleans St, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60610

Follow QuotePro on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/quotepro-usa/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/QUOTEPRO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quoteprokiosk/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv1ZcnVwYr177K_EMoVvM4w

About QuotePro

QuotePro makes it easy for businesses to serve their customers on-site and online with convenient online sales solutions, payment kiosks, mobile applications and call center services. QuotePro clients include Automotive Dealerships, Banks, Dispensaries, Government and Municipality Offices, Healthcare, Higher Education, Housing, Insurance, Utilities and other businesses who serve cash-preferred customers. QuotePro was started in 1991 and is a Chicago-based technology company that annually processes over $1 billion in consumer payments.

Visit https://quoteprosolutions.com for more information.

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Books and Publishing, Business, Free News Articles, Insurance, Long Term Care

LTC NEWS Acquisition Anticipates Growth and Expansion

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Matt McCann, a nationally-known veteran of the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry, announces the formation of LTC NEWS, LLC after acquiring the online asset - ltcnews.com.

Previously owned by publisher Chip Ramsey, the acquisition includes all the websites and social media platforms operated by LTC NEWS and its corresponding editorial content.

Formed in July 2015, LTC NEWS is an online resource for long-term care planning, health and retirement issues to help consumers plan for and better understand the financial impacts of aging.

LTC NEWS, LLC plans to expand its editorial content and resources and to offer a full range of unique digital advertising and marketing opportunities to reach adults aged 40 and up. It will also provide creative resources to design advertising to help businesses effectively reach their target audience.

It will also offer sponsored-content opportunities to allow a company, health care provider, or insurance or financial professional to engage readers and drive traffic to their website while delivering on their marketing objectives.

"LTC NEWS will continue to offer news and informational resources to help American families plan for a successful future retirement," Matt McCann, who will work as interim president and CEO, says. "I look forward to working with the current staff and to adding new staff to help us grow in the years ahead."

Prior to acquiring LTC NEWS, McCann consulted for LTC NEWS, so he's intimately familiar with its operation and assets. The company will also design websites and social media platforms for home health agencies, adult day care centers, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, nursing homes and other businesses related to providing long-term health care services.

LTC NEWS will provide similar services for insurance and financial professionals looking for quality websites and social media platforms to help them engage their clients.

"Many insurance and financial professionals want affordable state-of-the-art websites and social media platforms," McCann explains. "LTC NEWS will provide these resources so these professionals can have a compelling Internet and social media presence."

LTC NEWS will continue to publish articles at no charge from expert guest columnists and these authors will gain outstanding exposure, website backlinks and traffic to their websites. Specific guidelines will limit the amount of advertising content in those articles.

Sponsored-content articles will allow a targeted message to promote a product or service and drive traffic to a website while providing useful information on a specific topic.

"We're striving to provide an exceptional user experience and brand that users remember and trust. Answering consumers' questions accurately, clearly and quickly is essential to LTC NEWS," Daniel Pope, who will lead the website development and creative team, says. "We'll also analyze consumer behavior at scale in large datasets to help determine which topics, resources and advertisements are most relevant to consumers."

Pope says the goal is to present the website visitor with relevant opportunities to learn something new. The overall website experience will enhance user activity and increase the time spent on the website.

"The time invested between the user and the LTC NEWS brand will foster a culture of trust which benefits both consumers and advertisers. Our advertising partners can take advantage of targeting specific topics or resources within their niche that our consumers actively seek," Pope says.

The company is currently seeking an entrepreneurial sales manager to lead its nationwide sales effort. This individual should have a solid knowledge of Internet advertising and an understanding of the long-term health care industry.

Interested individuals can forward a resume and cover letter to Lori Urbanick at: lori.urbanick@ltcnews.com.

LTC NEWS will be operated independently from McCann's firm, McCann Insurance Services, Inc., and the company will be headquartered in offices located in Countryside, Illinois, and Columbus, Ohio.

For more information, visit: https://www.ltcnews.com/

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Matt McCann
of LTC NEWS, LLC
+1-630-698-0916
matt.mccann@ltcnews.com

Related link: https://www.ltcnews.com/

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Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles

Associated Colleges of Illinois Employment Data Updated, Shows Nearly 24,000 Illinois College Alumni Working for Top Companies

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Updated research (https://acifund.org/member-employment-data/) shows nearly 24,000 Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) member college and university alumni are employed by 148 top employers throughout the state. The figures were compiled by ACI this spring, updating the organization's original 2019 Member Employment Data research project.

Companies and organizations with the most ACI college and university alumni employees are Advocate Aurora Health, 1,900 employees; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 1,105 employees; State Farm, 964 employees; J.P. Morgan & Chase Co., 692 employees; and Caterpillar, 689 employees.

Compiled from LinkedIn profiles, the data show how many students (https://bit.ly/3cJ8c0O) from ACI's 27 member institutions (https://acifund.org/member-college-directory/) are employed at the top 148 Illinois companies. There is also additional, detailed employment information for each company and each ACI member.

"These data show that there are thousands of ACI member college and university alumni who have found great careers with hundreds of employers throughout the state," Mick Weltman, ACI executive director. "The data also suggests there are many opportunities at Illinois companies waiting for students preparing for careers right now at ACI colleges and universities. These students gain useful skills and knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences. They also learn to communicate well, solve problems, think critically and adapt to change. There's no question ACI college alumni are an integral part of the state's economy and will be for decades to come."

He added, "Compiled by a student in ACI's micro-internship program, the updated data are displayed on the ACI website in charts, plus new, visual depictions (https://acifund.org/alumni-to-industry/) of the data in a pie charts and bar graphs.

"For nearly 70 years, ACI has focused on independent Illinois colleges and universities, providing scholarships, emergency funds, peer mentoring and more recently, college-to-career education for underserved students."

About ACI:

Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is a collaboration of 27 private, independent colleges and universities, representing more than 70,000 students. Established in 1952, ACI supports member colleges and universities by advancing independent liberal arts and sciences education and helping underserved students succeed in college, career and life. The organization raises funds for scholarships, peer mentoring and emergency financial aid, and it provides member services such as professional development conferences and college-to-career seminars and events.

Visit ACI's website (https://acifund.org) for more information.

MEDIA CONTACT:
John Brooks
Associated Colleges of Illinois
jbrooks@acifund.org
Phone 312-263-2391

Related link: https://acifund.org

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles

Aaron Ozee Honors George Floyd and Black Lives Matter with ‘Regulus’ Prequel

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children's book, "Regulus" (ISBN: 9781387010790), and praised director of the Regulus movie, has started writing the rumored prequel. Ozee has launched the project ahead of schedule in hopes of supporting the Black Lives Matter community and preserve the memory of George Floyd.

Ozee was heartbroken upon watching the abhorrent footage captured at the scene where George Floyd was murdered, and witnessing the civilian protests sweep nations overnight, he was struck with the passion to act before more innocent lives are ravaged with racism.

"Upon hearing the shocking news about what happened to George Floyd, my heart stopped. How could Derek Chauvin, a police officer tasked with safeguarding the public, enact such violence on this man? Racism is the virus. Not the people it harms. We created this evil and we have the strength to cease the madness. My pledge to ensure the balance of this peaceful crusade will be to donate the proceeds of my untitled Regulus prequel to Black Lives Matter in their entirety. However, an extension of my pledge will be to dedicate my untitled Regulus prequel to George Floyd to grant him the future which the Minneapolis police department took from him," said Ozee this morning.

Ozee has been known for contributing the fruit born from the success of his written creations to societal movements, charitable organizations, and universal catastrophes. When Ozee premiered the Regulus movie on Amazon Prime, months before the promoted release, Ozee agreed to 50% of the proceeds earned from his debut film being donated to families struck with hardship due to COVID-19 for the remainder of 2020. Ozee has made travel arrangements for upcoming protests across Chicagoland to assist in the execution of demonstrations and provide other attendees with comfort in sight of aggressive law enforcement.

Ozee claims the untitled Regulus prequel will be on track for release later this year or early 2021 and negotiations with Bizarros Studio for making the untitled Regulus prequel into a television show are underway. Actors, musicians, influencers, athletes, political leaders, motivational speakers, and comedians with high regard in the industry such as Paula Deen, Akon, Drake Bell, and Tony Hawk have appreciated the infamous rat king.

For those wanting to purchase a copy of the "Regulus" (ISBN: 9781387010790) book, please visit https://www.aaronozee.com.

For those wanting to stream the Regulus movie on Amazon Prime, you will need to register for your membership or visit https://www.regulusmovie.com.

Related link: http://www.aaronozee.com/

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altumAI futureWork Supports the Restaurant and Service Industry Return to Work

CHICAGO, Ill. -- altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to restaurants and service industries commitment to keeping their workers healthy and safe.

futureWork was developed in 2017 with a core focus of using technology and data to protect worker health and safety. Today, futureWork is also supporting restaurant and service workers across America return to work safely by:

* Safety screening recording and reporting
* Biometric recording and reporting
* Communicating CDC and FDA guidelines
* Providing worker specific micro-training
* Monitoring contact tracing
* Enabling seamless communication
* Enforcing workflow and policies to manage risk

To find out if the next business you visit is using futureWork to monitor the health and safety of their workers, look to find a futureWork decal in the window or inside the restaurant to ensure they are committed to keeping their workers' healthy and safe.

"Restaurants and service industries are critical for the US Economy, as businesses have begun to reopen, worker health and safety has never been more important," said Douglas Turk, CEO of altumAI. "futureWork supports the State return to work guidelines of Employee Education/Self Screening and Individual Control Measures and Screening. Each of these is centered on providing the right information and data to the worker and ensuring communication and engagement occurs across an organization. futureWork is uniquely positioned to deliver and help restaurants and service industries return to work."

"This app is a critical, valuable part of our new COVID-world safety protocols. We are using it in all seven of our restaurants with 100% of our staff," said Dan Simons, Co-Owner of Farmers Restaurant Group. "altumAI futureWork has been an incredibly collaborative and supportive partner and I'm thankful to have such an important tool as I strive to keep my staff, and my guests, as safe as possible."

Learn more about altumAI futureWork Return to Work Program here: https://www.altumai.com/

About altumAI

altumAI, the company behind futureWork, uses data, technology, and AI to protect worker health and safety. futureWork is the leading worker health and safety application platform for real-time, mobile-enabled risk awareness, communication, and engagement. futureWork captures and interprets the data that surrounds every worker to identify and avoid risk. To learn more about how altumAI can help your business, please visit https://www.altumai.com/

VIDEO (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/424182643

Media Contact:
Ashely Deal
Marketing and Public Relations
altumAI futureWork
310-359-5978
ashely.deal@altumai.com

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Business, Free News Articles, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality, Software

altumAI futureWork Supports the Restaurant and Service Industry Return to Work

CHICAGO, Ill. -- altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to restaurants and service industries commitment to keeping their workers healthy and safe.

futureWork was developed in 2017 with a core focus of using technology and data to protect worker health and safety. Today, futureWork is also supporting restaurant and service workers across America return to work safely by:

* Safety screening recording and reporting
* Biometric recording and reporting
* Communicating CDC and FDA guidelines
* Providing worker specific micro-training
* Monitoring contact tracing
* Enabling seamless communication
* Enforcing workflow and policies to manage risk

To find out if the next business you visit is using futureWork to monitor the health and safety of their workers, look to find a futureWork decal in the window or inside the restaurant to ensure they are committed to keeping their workers' healthy and safe.

"Restaurants and service industries are critical for the US Economy, as businesses have begun to reopen, worker health and safety has never been more important," said Douglas Turk, CEO of altumAI. "futureWork supports the State return to work guidelines of Employee Education/Self Screening and Individual Control Measures and Screening. Each of these is centered on providing the right information and data to the worker and ensuring communication and engagement occurs across an organization. futureWork is uniquely positioned to deliver and help restaurants and service industries return to work."

"This app is a critical, valuable part of our new COVID-world safety protocols. We are using it in all seven of our restaurants with 100% of our staff," said Dan Simons, Co-Owner of Farmers Restaurant Group. "altumAI futureWork has been an incredibly collaborative and supportive partner and I'm thankful to have such an important tool as I strive to keep my staff, and my guests, as safe as possible."

Learn more about altumAI futureWork Return to Work Program here: https://www.altumai.com/

About altumAI

altumAI, the company behind futureWork, uses data, technology, and AI to protect worker health and safety. futureWork is the leading worker health and safety application platform for real-time, mobile-enabled risk awareness, communication, and engagement. futureWork captures and interprets the data that surrounds every worker to identify and avoid risk. To learn more about how altumAI can help your business, please visit https://www.altumai.com/

VIDEO (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/424182643

Media Contact:
Ashely Deal
Marketing and Public Relations
altumAI futureWork
310-359-5978
ashely.deal@altumai.com

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Related link: https://www.altumai.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality, Software

altumAI futureWork Supports the Restaurant and Service Industry Return to Work

CHICAGO, Ill. -- altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to restaurants and service industries commitment to keeping their workers healthy and safe.

futureWork was developed in 2017 with a core focus of using technology and data to protect worker health and safety. Today, futureWork is also supporting restaurant and service workers across America return to work safely by:

* Safety screening recording and reporting
* Biometric recording and reporting
* Communicating CDC and FDA guidelines
* Providing worker specific micro-training
* Monitoring contact tracing
* Enabling seamless communication
* Enforcing workflow and policies to manage risk

To find out if the next business you visit is using futureWork to monitor the health and safety of their workers, look to find a futureWork decal in the window or inside the restaurant to ensure they are committed to keeping their workers' healthy and safe.

"Restaurants and service industries are critical for the US Economy, as businesses have begun to reopen, worker health and safety has never been more important," said Douglas Turk, CEO of altumAI. "futureWork supports the State return to work guidelines of Employee Education/Self Screening and Individual Control Measures and Screening. Each of these is centered on providing the right information and data to the worker and ensuring communication and engagement occurs across an organization. futureWork is uniquely positioned to deliver and help restaurants and service industries return to work."

"This app is a critical, valuable part of our new COVID-world safety protocols. We are using it in all seven of our restaurants with 100% of our staff," said Dan Simons, Co-Owner of Farmers Restaurant Group. "altumAI futureWork has been an incredibly collaborative and supportive partner and I'm thankful to have such an important tool as I strive to keep my staff, and my guests, as safe as possible."

Learn more about altumAI futureWork Return to Work Program here: https://www.altumai.com/

About altumAI

altumAI, the company behind futureWork, uses data, technology, and AI to protect worker health and safety. futureWork is the leading worker health and safety application platform for real-time, mobile-enabled risk awareness, communication, and engagement. futureWork captures and interprets the data that surrounds every worker to identify and avoid risk. To learn more about how altumAI can help your business, please visit https://www.altumai.com/

VIDEO (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/424182643

Media Contact:
Ashely Deal
Marketing and Public Relations
altumAI futureWork
310-359-5978
ashely.deal@altumai.com

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Related link: https://www.altumai.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Product Launches

Teenager Creates COVID-19 Wristbands to Educate and Raise Awareness

CHICAGO, Ill. -- What started out as a small family project for three teenagers concerned for their grandparents' safety during quarantine has taken off with the launch of COVID-19 Wristband, LLC. Kenna Royce, 17, and her two younger brothers, Hayden and Colby, launched an innovative effort to help others communicate and encourage safe social distancing practices during the pandemic. The Royce siblings created the COVID-19 Wristband project.

"The wristbands feature colors and embossing that signify unique designations regarding COVID-19 status and role," says Kenna Royce.

Wristbands are available in Red, Green, Yellow and Purple:

* Red = High-Risk -- The red designation is for individuals who are at higher risk of contracting the virus. This includes seniors, as well as individuals of any age with a compromised immune system or an underlying medical condition that increases their risk. A red wristband helps communicate that status to others nearby and encourage them to practice extreme social distancing.

* Green = Recovered -- The green wristbands are for those who have recovered from COVID-19. Royce created this designation to encourage people who have recovered from the virus to share information about their experience and inspire others to practice safe social distancing to prevent further spread.

* Yellow = Cautious -- Yellow COVID-19 wristbands are for people who are neither high-risk nor recovered. Their status is unknown; they may not have the virus, or they may be carriers who are not exhibiting any symptoms. The yellow wristband reminds them and others to continue to follow public health recommendations designed to prevent the further spread of the virus.

* Purple = Essential Workers -- The purple wristbands don't communicate COVID-19 status. Instead, they are designed to celebrate the contributions of frontline workers including healthcare professionals, grocery employees, delivery personnel, maintenance workers, and others. Royce created the purple wristband as a symbol of unity and solidarity for those who deserve our thanks and appreciation during the pandemic - and to encourage people around these essential workers to express their gratitude.

Wristbands can be ordered for $2 each at https://www.covidwristband.com/.

To date, wristbands have been shipped to 25 states across the US, from California to Maine. The Royce family is donating all proceeds from the sales of the COVID-19 wristbands. So far, donations have been made to local hospitals, assisting living facilities, restaurants, and retailers. To learn more, visit: https://www.covidwristband.com

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*Photo caption: Royce family.

Related link: https://www.covidwristband.com

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