American Express Chairman and CEO Stephen J. Squeri Talks The American Express™ 2024 PGA TOUR Golf Tournament with CNBC


During The American Express 2024 Golf Tournament, American Express Chairman and CEO Stephen J. Squeri joined CNBCs Halftime Report for an interview at the long-standing event in La Quinta, California.

In its 65th year, and Amexs fifth year as title sponsor, the tournament continues to bring together top-ranked professional golfers, fans, and business clients, while also supporting local small businesses and the Coachella Valley community.

Since its inception in 1960 as the Palm Springs Golf Classic, The American Express has donated more than $65 million in charitable funds to non-profits, including the over $1 million Amex is giving to support the local communities this year.

Throughout the tournament, fans could watch their favorite professional and amateur players tee off and enjoy refreshments from small businesses, as well as special musical performances from Keith Urban and Train. Amex also hosted a womens executive leadership conference for local business owners and a community day for colleagues.

We try to get involved with sponsorships where our Card Members can have an experience like no other, said Squeri. Its not about just putting our name on an event; its about creating an experience with that property.

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Air India Express unveils vision and differentiators, charting the path ahead in the run up to its brand launch

Air India Express today unveiled the vision for the organisation that would be formed with the merger and integration with AIX Connect, currently operating as AirAsia India. The airline also charted the path forward, building on the key milestones already achieved as part of the Air India Group’s ongoing 5-year transformation journey, Vihaan.AI.

The vision and key differentiators build on the shared brand purpose of Air India and Air India Express, ‘to transform a national institution into national inspiration‘. Aloke Singh, Managing Director, Air India Express and AIX Connect, articulated the airline’s Vision ‘to inspire new possibilities and make meaningful connections with unmatched warmth‘ in a town hall to employees of both airlines, elaborating on the focus areas of integration, growth and transformation, the inflection point that the airline is on, and the aspirations and ambitions for growth.

Talking about the vision, differentiators and path ahead, Aloke Singh, Managing Director, Air India Express and AIX Connect, said, “Our resolute vision encapsulates our key differentiators – making meaningful connections, delivering unique experiences and providing best-in-class value with Indian warmth. Our ambitions will ride upon our huge fleet and network expansion, in the domestic India market as well as short-haul international region – Unlocking synergies with the merger of the two entities, and network integration with Air India; Growth and expansion, for a meaningful market presence as well as cost-efficiencies; and Achieving excellence in all areas, becoming a preferred brand for a confident new India.”

The differentiators detail the airline’s business model and brand promise in the run up to the brand launch of Air India Express, expected to be unveiled within the next couple of months:

Meaningful Connections: Nurture ‘meaningful connections’ that transcend borders, bringing people, communities, and cultures closer together, to embody the spirit and diversity of India, making every journey a delightful and memorable travel experience.

Unique Experiences: Curate and deliver ‘unique experiences’ with unmatched Indian warmth, leveraging technology to make journeys frictionless and personalised. The product offerings and service experience will embody the warmth of Indian hospitality, with services like Gourmair, the airline’s award-winning in-flight dining brand, curated to cater to diverse culinary preferences with a wide range of regional and healthy hot meals and lite bites.

Best-in-Class Value: The pursuit of ‘best-in-class’ value goes beyond the fundamentals of cost and business model, offering customisable and relevant services for each guest and journey, based on their preferences and aptitude, while retaining consistent and reliable operational efficiency.

Specific projects have been identified to achieve these aspirations, focussing on enhancing the guest experience, optimising the network for market dominance, streamlining operations with a digital-first approach, fostering talent with an innovative and winning culture, and creating value for all stakeholders through sustainable practices, transparent decision-making, and prudent governance.

Earlier this year, AIX Connect and Air India Express launched the unified website,, allowing users to book and manage services from both airlines on domestic and international sectors; common social media handles (airindiax) and support channels; and an integrated Passenger Service System. Both airlines have also synergized a host of other ancillary add-on services and sub-brands, including Gourmair in-flight dining, Xpress Prime seats, and Xpress Ahead priority services. The airlines also recently announced the harmonisation of new grades, compensation, and benefits with Air India, enabling a unified structure and streamlining career paths across the Air India group.

About Air India Express and AIX Connect

Air India Express and AIX Connect, are subsidiaries of Air India, together operating over 300 flights daily across 30 domestic and 14 international airports, with a fleet of 54 aircraft, comprising 26 Boeing 737s and 28 Airbus A320s. The airlines offer comfortable seats, Gourmair hot meals and Xpress Ahead priority services, with the promise of fast bookings, fab deals and fantastic value on its award-winning website,

Established in 2005, Air India Express is the market leader on routes between India and the GCC, with a network spreading over 34 destinations, including India, the Middle East and Singapore. In January 2022, Air India Express, together with Air India, was successfully privatised, with ownership returning to the Tata group that had initially founded Air India.

AIX Connect Private Limited (currently operating as AirAsia India), was launched in 2014, operating as a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia Aviation Group. The airline flies over 50 direct and 100 connecting routes across 19 destinations in India, offering pioneering in-flight entertainment AirFlix, and a host of exclusive loyalty benefits for members of the Tata NeuPass rewards program. In November 2022, AIX Connect became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India.

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American Express Expands ‘The Artist Series’ Helping Merchants Warmly Welcome Customers Around the World


Always Welcome.

Local artists across Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and the U.S. have designed custom signage for merchants to proudly display in stores, on their websites, and through social media to let their customers know they are always welcome.

The Artist Series is a collection of complimentary signage that includes decals, Were Open signs, and digital images designed by local artists and inspired by the phrase Always Welcome: Proudly Backing Our Community Together.

The number of places that accept American Express globally has more than doubled since 2017. Were backing new and loyal merchant members with more ways to welcome customers and beautify their storefronts, said Rachel Levy, Vice President of U.S. Merchant Marketing at American Express. Our merchants and their customers are appreciating the artwork and the message.

Today, the collective features signage from 15 artists that Amex-accepting businesses can now order or download by clicking here: Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Africa, and the U.S.

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Mexico City-based painter, Lourdes Villagmez, is known for her bold acrylic paintings, use of vibrant colors, and deep connection to her Mexican culture.

Brooklyn, New York-based illustrator, Marcos Chin, creates pictures inspired by his rich personal experiences, friendships, and familial relationships.

Washington, D.C.-based illustrator, Sabrena Khadija, takes pride in creating work that helps others feel seen and inspired.

Sydney, Australia-based illustrator, Freda Chiu, uses bold colors, handmade textures, and humor to incite feelings of glee and child-like sincerity. Chiu is driven by a desire to help people feel seen and heard.

London, U.K.-based illustrator, Erin Aniker, creates art that is influenced by her community and the cultures that make up the city.

Tokyo, Japan-based illustrator, Hanna Kirishima, designs express hopes for a society where all can coexist and live comfortably.

Winnipeg, Canada-based illustrator, Blake Angeconeb, looks to art as a form of medicine and healing by creating a sense of belonging and acceptance.

Johannesburg, South Africa-based artist, Nene Mahlangu believes that everyone should have access to this wonderful experience of meaningful exchange, creating artwork that is welcoming to all.

Pretoria, South Africa-based artist, Michelle Ewany Opani creates artwork that captures the vibrant energy and life of the marketplace.

Johannesburg, South Africa-based artist and illustrator, Althea Botha describes this artwork as an ode to the force of our dreams and the vibrancy and warmth they create and emanate.

Johannesburg, South Africa-based artist, Mark Modimola is inspired by the African landscape and the cycle of gathering a symbol for transfer, ecology, life, and energy.

Vaal, South Africa-based illustrator, Hlulani Trevor Hlongwane designs graphics that capture the spirit of both rural and urban South Africa.

ColorOnly Express Salons to unveil expansion plans Oct. 31st at Premiere Event

Celebrity Brand Ambassador Fran Drescher – star of “The Nanny,” – appearance to include stand-up comedy, meet & greet, and exclusive interview with EMMY nominated host Mike Sherman

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.Oct. 25, 2022PRLog — With the anticipated expansion of ColorOnly Express Salons, women, across the nation will no longer need to choose between price, quality, and convenience when it comes to getting their hair colored. The brand’s revolutionary model was designed from that very premise and indeed, its commitment to empowering women has caught on, with the company on a focused, fast-track to open 500-plus locations by 2025.

In a modest demonstration of ‘hair coloring-simplified,’ ColorOnly will showcase its exceptional hair coloring services on Oct. 31, from 11:00am-2pm for business consultants and members at its flagship location in Coral Springs, FL. New or curious clients, as well as fans of Fran Drescher are welcome!

Steve Duchin, ColorOnly’s COO said, “ColorOnly’s express salon service is a first in the beauty industry. We re-imagined the traditional hair color experience by devising a signature $30 in 30-minute hair color service, both faster and more affordable than any professional standard.”

Their secret for success- A point of sale computerized hair dye dispensing and mixing machine and – the first and only of its kind- proprietary ammonia free, 10-minute processing permanent hair color.

Stephen Drescher, CEO, added “This technology together with our proprietary hair color formulations are the foundation of our rapid expansion providing and empowering millions of women that-until now- had to choose between inferior at home products, or expensive and long salon visits”

Highlighting the celebration, is a meet-and- greet with Fran Drescher – star of “The Nanny,” and Founder of the charity Cancer Schmancer.

“I am very proud to be the hair, face and voice of the ColorOnly brand. Its products include natural ingredients and enzyme activators which, as a cancer survivor, means less peroxide, and less time on my head,” said Ms. Drescher. “I cannot wait to get this new ‘Fantastic’ product into the hands and hair of women and men around the world. And yes, I use ColorOnly every month and LOVE the results!”

And unique in the industry, ColorOnly offers a membership plan providing a root touchup service for just $30 a month. Our “Never Gray” program ensures women are beautiful, save time and money all year long.

ColorOnly is the first and only ammonia free 10-minute processing hair color. ColorOnly’s dyes and products are manufactured and formulated in the USA. Free of harsh chemicals like ammonia, sulfate and parabens, ColorOnly’s intelligent hair color uses smart Keratin which locates and bonds to the most damaged hair. ColorOnly UV filters protect hair from fading due to sun exposure, ensuring hair color appears far more vibrant and lasts longer than traditional store-bought brands. ColorOnly’s unique formulations, combined with ColorOnly’s Express Mixing Machine Assistant which dispenses the exact color, results in consistent and unparalleled customization for use at home or in-salon.