Hallmark Makes Graduation Gifting Easy with New Hallmark + Venmo Cards and More 


As graduation season approaches, Hallmark is here to ease the stress that comes with this busy time of year. From invitations and thank you notes to celebratory gifts and greeting cards, Hallmark is the destination for all graduation needs. In addition to signature greeting cards, Hallmark is also releasing a new collection ofHallmark + Venmo Cardsdesigned specifically for the class of 2024.

Hallmark + Venmo Cards pair the excitement of receiving a greeting card with the ease of gifting money digitally. Customers can securely send money through Venmo in a physical Hallmark card, offering a unique and convenient way to gift money to graduates.

The new Hallmark + Venmo Cards are an innovative way to send money to our graduates, said Kyle Monson, greetings merchant director at Hallmark. Graduation is a milestone moment that deserves recognition, and whether its high school or college, graduates always appreciate a little help in funding their next steps.

Hallmark + Venmo Cards

Hallmark and Venmo have teamed up to make graduation gifting a breeze with a new collection ofHallmark + Venmo Cardsfeaturing designs and sentiments for graduates of all levels.

  • Recognize their graduation era with theGrad Vibes Hallmark + Venmo Cardfeaturing a retro-style design and fun message in groovy script.
  • Encourage them to find their path with theGraduated & Blessed Hallmark + Venmo Cardfeaturing an uplifting message of faith.
  • Toast to all of their hard work with theYay You Hallmark + Venmo Cardfeaturing a mortarboard cap and diploma illustration with stars and confetti.
  • Tell them how proud you are with theYou Freaking Did It Hallmark + Venmo Cardfeaturing a congratulatory message in bold lettering surrounded by colorful confetti and shiny gold stars.

More Ways to Celebrate Graduates

In addition to Hallmark + Venmo Cards, Hallmark offers an assortment ofgraduation greeting cardsandgraduation giftsto serve as a meaningful reminder of their great accomplishments.

  • Congratulate a junior high graduate with theSo Proud of You 8thGrade Graduation Card. Preserve memories from middle school with sweet mementos they will treasure, like theitty bittys Diploma Plush With Sound.
  • Recognize a high schoolers achievements with theWhat An Amazing Person You Are High School Graduation Card,or give the gift of comfort with theClass of 2024 Travel Mug and Socks Set. Gift a little piece of home to graduates heading off to college by adding a special photo to HallmarksTassel Holder Frame the perfect dcor piece to display in their dorm room.
  • Applaud a college student for turning the tassel with theJust A Beginning College Graduation Card. Commemorate their graduation with a special ornament they can display for years to come with theCongrats, Grad! 2024 Porcelain Photo Frame Ornament.
  • Celebrate any level of graduation with theBig-Time Celebration Pop-Up Card, or gift theGoing Places Hardback Notebookto help guide their next chapter.

Complete the gifting moment with decorative gift wraps and bags. Hallmark offers a wide selection ofgraduation-themed gift wrapas the perfect accessory to enhance any celebration.

VisitHallmark.comfor more information, locate aHallmark Gold Crown store, or sign up for Crown Rewards. As aCrown Rewardsmember, you can earn points on every purchase and receive exclusive savings and rewards. You can also find Hallmark greeting cards, gift wrap and gifts at retailers nationwide.


About Hallmark

For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and employing more than 20,000 worldwide, the company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. TheHallmark Globalbusiness designs andsells greeting cards,gifts, ornaments and gift packaging in more than 30 languages with distribution in nearly 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide, including a network of company-owned and independently owned Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries.Crayolaoffers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark childrens creativity around the globe.Hallmark Mediaoperates three cable networks Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mystery, and Hallmark Family as well as Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription video on-demand streaming service.Crown Centeris a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmarks headquarters. For more information, visitHallmark.com.

A4 Sportswear Makes Massive Move to Sustainable Apparel

 A4, manufacturer of premium sportswear and team uniforms, is proud to announce that it is now making all its most popular apparel, and the vast majority of its line, with recycled polyester.

In recent years, many companies have launched sustainable styles that are made from recycled material. Typically, it has been limited to a few styles that are sold at a premium. A4 is going a different route.

Mark Mertens, President and Owner of A4, says “It is a radical move. A4 is going all out by revamping nearly its entire line to be made with recycled polyester. True to form A4 does not see this as an opportunity to raise prices. Indeed, it gives us the chance to offer our customers a unique selling proposition and added value. This is the A4 way. It is something we have been working toward for a while now.”

The polyester yarn is generated using recycled water bottles, billions of which end up in our landfills and oceans annually. Diverting these to be used in performance apparel, not only reduces waste but does so in a way customers can support without sacrificing financially.

“We are committed to continually investing in our customers’ business by giving them the highest quality apparel, at the best prices on the market, in a sustainable manner. This is a win for us, our customers and the environment,” said Mr. Mertens.

Media Contact: Adam Waugh, [email protected], 323-585-0550 x502

About A4 – A4 operates on a simple principal: Provide the highest quality athletic apparel at the lowest possible prices. We do this by cutting out the middle men. A4 designs, cuts and sews more of its line to maintain higher quality control and provide better performing garments. And, since we aren’t paying a bunch of middle men along the way, we pass that savings on to our customers. This formula has made A4 a leading supplier of uniforms and sports apparel to thousands of team dealers, screen printers and others who support tens of thousands of schools, leagues, teams and companies.

Adam Waugh



  • Green Products & Services
  • Textiles

Volvo EX30 makes a dazzling debut as The Sun’s Car of the Year


The new Volvo EX30 has been honoured with its first major awards, even before the earliest cars have reached customers. In a perfect prelude to the fully electric small SUVs arrival in some markets later this year, it has been crowned Car of the Year by The Sun and Small SUV/Crossover of the Year in the News UK Motor Awards.

Announced at a presentation ceremony in London today, the accolades highlight the qualities that make the EX30 the benchmark model in its class: a choice of pure electric powertrains, cutting-edge technology and Volvo quality, safety and design, all at an accessible price.

Rob Gill, The Sun Motors Editor, said: The EX30 is everything you expect a modern Volvo to be safe, Scandi cool and sustainable at a price youd never expect.

The EX30 is going to be a huge hit. Were utterly convinced of it. Not only does it take home our Small SUV/Crossover of the Year crown, it is the stand-out winner as The Sun Car of the Year.

The News UK Small SUV/Crossover award represents a consensus of support for the EX30 across a number of the organisations national media platforms, including The Sunday Times, whose Motoring Editor, Nick Rufford, commented: Savvy buyers have been holding out for an electric SUV thats smart looking, has vim and zest, and doesnt break the bank. This mini-Volvos starting price undercuts not only its electric rivals, but plenty of petrol SUVs, too.

Kristian Elvefors, Volvo Car UK Managing Director, said: We could not hope for a better response to our newest model. These awards confirm our belief that the Volvo EX30 will help us reshape peoples perceptions of pure electric motoring with a car that suits their lifestyles, their driving needs and, importantly, their budgets.

Its success will be pivotal to the growth of our brand, taking our leadership in electrified motoring to a higher level.

The EX30 is the smallest SUV ever launched by Volvo Cars and is built on a purpose-designed electric vehicle platform. In addition to battery electric power that produces zero tailpipe emissions, it has been developed with a focus on keeping its carbon footprint to a minimum, across the complete vehicle lifecycle.

Consumers have a choice of three electric powertrains: a Single Motor version with 200kW (272hp) and a 51kWh battery; a Single Motor Extended Range with battery capacity increased to 69kWh; and a Twin Motor Performance model with 315kW (428hp) and a 69kWh battery. Its driving range is up to 476km and its battery can be recharged from 10 to 80 per cent capacity in a little over 25 minutes.

For more information on the Volvo EX30, and to use the online configurator, please go to www.volvocars.com

Watch our chief executive Jim Rowan unbox the new EX30 here

The small print

  • The Volvo EX30 is available for order now across Europe and other selected markets. In the United States, customers can place pre-orders, while orderbooks will open in other markets at a later stage that will be communicated in due course.
  • Charging times are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
  • Range according to the realistic WLTP driving cycle under controlled conditions for a new car. Real-world range may vary.
  • Features and services may not be available in all markets and will not be standard in all markets or for all models.

Volvo Cars in 2022
For the full year 2022, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of SEK 22.3 billion. Revenue in 2022 amounted to SEK 330.1 billion, while global sales reached 615,121 cars.

About Volvo Car Group
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today, it is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales to customers in more than 100 countries. Volvo Cars is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange, where it is traded under the ticker VOLCAR B.

Volvo Cars aims to provide customers with the Freedom to Move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. This is reflected in its ambition to become a fully electric car maker by 2030 and in its commitment to an ongoing reduction of its carbon footprint, with the ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.

As of December 2022, Volvo Cars employed approximately 43,200 full-time employees. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars production plants are located in Gothenburg, Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (US), Chengdu, Daqing and Taizhou (China). The company also has R&D and design centres in Gothenburg, Camarillo (US) and Shanghai (China).

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venVelo Makes Investment Into Care Provider Carework

 venVelo, an early-stage venture fund and business accelerator headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, announced a recent investment from its Fund II into CareWork, a holistic operational platform for long-term, post-acute, and senior care providers that unifies and streamlines operations by utilizing systems already in use by the provider. The company’s platform helps care providers Integrate Processes and Data, Avoid Duplicate Work, and Attract and Retain Staff, allowing care providers to improve patient care.

About venVelo:
venVelo, a venture fund and business accelerator focused on early-stage opportunities, was formally launched in 2012 and quickly established itself as one of Central Florida’s most active venture funds. In addition to its investments, venVelo board members have been frequent speakers, panelists, and venture competition judges around the state. venVelo also has donated money to various organizations working to develop the central Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem.

venVelo – Innovative People Accelerating Innovative Companies

venVelo LLC
Jon Molayem



  • Investment

Mango makes its debut as sponsor of the Trofeo Conde de God� and dresses over 400 members of the organisation


  • The company will be responsible for dressing all tournament staff over the next three years, including ball boys and girls, line judges and umpires, as well as members of the organisation.
  • Mango is also beginning its first year as technical sponsor of the tournament with the launch of a new capsule collection inspired by tennis, as well as the design of the first-line merchandising of the tournament.
  • The sponsorship is part of Mangos commitment to develop closer ties with the regions in which it is present.

Mango, one of Europes leading fashion groups, is making its debut as the new technical sponsor of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – 70 Trofeo Conde de God tennis tournament, by dressing more than 400 members of the organisation and the tournament staff, including ball boys and girls, line judges and umpires, who will participate in the tournament and be present on the playing courts, wearing garments that stand out for the quality of their materials and finishes, as well as their exclusivity and comfort.

The uniforms of the ball boys and girls, line judges and umpires include garments such as polo-shirts, windbreakers, sweatshirts, technical trainers and caps as part of their uniform, whereas members of the organisation, such as hostesses or access personnel, will feature garments such as tailored jackets, shirts, trench coats and gilets in their attire.

Inspired by the classic clothing of tennis clubs, the Mango collection for the God staff has been produced using mainly technical and functional fabrics such as Coolmax, Solotex, viscose and materials with thermo-regulating and breathable properties such as wool and cotton. What is more, the garments have finishes that are quick-drying and resistant to water, wind and odours.

Key garments in the collection include the iconic Ikaria trench coat and the Bologna pinstripe trousers, produced using Italian fabrics. Other key garments include the Flor and Murphy pinstripe suits, made of fabrics sourced from Barcelona.

Mangos technical sponsorship also coincides with the launch of a new capsule collection of products inspired by tennis, and the design of the first-line merchandising of the tournament. Specifically, the company based in Palau-solit i Plegamans (Barcelona) has designed a capsule collection called Mango Tennis Club, with polo shirts, skirts and shorts with retro details inspired by tennis, in addition to tennis shoes, which it has put on sale in selected stores and on its website.

In parallel, Mango has developed the first-line merchandising of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Alongside RCTB-1899 (the tournament owner) and Tennium (the tournament organiser), the company has designed and produced a collection of fashion garments and accessories for the sports event, including t-shirts, sweaters, caps, socks and wristbands, which it has put on sale in the official store of the trophy.

Mango, sponsor of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

Last October, Mango signed an agreement with Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona-1899 to become the new technical sponsor of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 70 Trofeo Conde de God tennis tournament until 2025.

The inclusion of Mango within the pool of sponsors of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell is part of the groups commitment to develop closer ties with the regions in which it is present. Through this agreement, Mango is supporting the cultural, social and economic activity of the Barcelona, and resuming the collaboration it had with the tournament between 2011 and 2013.

About Mango

Mango, one of Europes leading fashion groups, is a global company with design, creativity and technology at the centre of its business model, and a strategy based on constant innovation, the search for sustainability and a complete ecosystem of channels and partners. Founded in Barcelona in 1984, the company closed 2022 with a turnover of 2.688 billion euros, with 36% of its business originating from its online channel and with a presence in over 115 markets. More information atmangofashiongroup.com