ROSEN, TOP RANKED GLOBAL INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Horizon Bancorp, Inc. Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – HBNC

NEW YORK, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminders purchasers of securities of Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBNC) between March 9, 2022 and March 10, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important June 20, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Horizon securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Horizon class action, go to or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email or for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 20, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company maintained deficient internal accounting controls relating to its classification of certain loan balances and securities; (2) as a result of the foregoing deficiencies, throughout 2022 the Company issued quarterly financial statements containing errors that would require subsequent revision; (3) restatement of the foregoing financial statements would hinder the Company’s ability to timely file its annual report for 2022; and (4) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Horizon class action, go to or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email or for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

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[INVNT GROUP]™ achieves record global growth, accelerating history-making brand campaigns, strategic partnerships, and humanitarian work.

New York, NY, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — [INVNT GROUP] THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT™ and leading agency portfolio of complementary brand storytelling disciplines, continues its explosive growth trajectory and worldwide expansion, reporting a top line revenue of $142 Million in 2022, up over 132% year-over-year (YOY).

Led by Scott Cullather, President & CEO of [INVNT GROUP] and CEO of INVNT.ATOM, the group represents a growing portfolio of innovative complementary disciplines designed to help forward-thinking brands everywhere, impact the audiences that matter, anywhere.

Operating across 9 offices in 6 countries and counting on over 270 employees globally, the full-service group leads clients including Lamborghini, AWS, PepsiCo, Samsung, General Motors, Spotify, Merck, Meta, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pfizer, SHRM and Netflix. Attributing its explosive growth to a unique formula of engagement-driven brand campaigns, production of disruptive events and experiences, launch of new vertical business units, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and pro bono humanitarian initiatives.

Since 2008 [INVNT GROUP] has thoughtfully expanded its global service offerings through the launch of new divisions and initiatives: INVNT.ATOM™ the digital innovation and Web3 agency based in Singapore; Hypnogram™ the boutique OOH-focused creative multimedia studio; INVNT Higher Ed, events designed for colleges and universities; and BZAR™ the group’s proprietary, self-funded, decentralized content led metaverse; established as a marketplace for physical and digital transactions, NFTs, entertainment, social and gaming experiences.

The GROUP also bet big on live, with the newly formed ITP LIVE™, strategically acquiring full-service production companies including: InSync Production Services Inc., Thunder Audio, Morpheus Lights, and Any Venue Video. For over 25 years, these production companies have supported the design and execution of experiential and live entertainment programs for many of the largest corporations, trade associations, sports franchises, governmental agencies (including the White House), and musical artists: Bruce Springsteen, Snoop Dog, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Metallica, Post Malone, Tyler Perry and more.

Prior to adding these offerings the group consisted of founding agencies including: modern brand strategy firm Folk Hero™; creative-led culture consultancy, Meaning™; production studio & digital creative agency, HEVĒ™; and the original live brand storytelling agency, INVNT™.

“Our growing global mission and our Group are powered by the future of BrandStory, engagement, and community. Working with many of the most dynamic brands and organizations across a multiverse of industries – each influencing their markets, audiences, the environment, and our collective society. We pride ourselves on being a big, small agency defined by a tapestry of creativity, innovation, diverse perspectives, and disciplines. Above all, we believe in doing great work, and work that does great things,” Scott Cullather, President & CEO of [INVNT GROUP] and CEO of INVNT.ATOM.

Named best-in-class for Marketing on Inc.’s Best in Business list, [INVNT GROUP] has delivered award-winning campaigns for a diverse roster of global brand partners and pro bono humanitarian causes, leading across creative, strategy, design, production, content, and marketing communications, including:

  • Back-to-back Lamborghini Campaigns: Launched the world’s first 1:1 NFT supercar auction attached to the last physical Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé, in collaboration with Steve Aoki, Krista Kim, and RM Sotheby’s. INVNT.ATOM led the campaign, and HEVĒ designed and produced digital content, along with Hypnogram. This collaboration generated 587 Million social media impressions, with the auction closing at $1.6 Million USD – landing it in the top 10 brand new Lamborghinis ever sold at auction. On the heels of that campaign, INVNT.ATOM launched Lamborghini’s 60th anniversary celebration with ‘The Epic Road Trip’ an 8-month long NFT drop campaign. Collectively, the two campaigns garnered 1.8 Billion global media impressions.
  • Multiple Samsung Launches: In partnership with Cheil Worldwide, INVNT produced a takeover of Times Square (New York) and Piccadilly Square (London), featuring an exclusive world-premiere music video by K-pop group, BTS, followed by a 3-week local, interactive, and experiential popup in each city. The overall experience welcomed over 200,000 visitors across New York and London. Additionally, INVNT delivered Samsung’s Developer Conference (SDC) in San Francisco, and produced the most recent marquee Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, back as an in-person live event after a 3-year hiatus.
  • General Motors: After producing GM’s CES 2022 Keynote, featuring Chair and CEO, Mary Barra, INVNT led the ‘Factory Zero’ launch, GM’s first all-electric vehicle facility in Detroit. U.S. President Joe Biden toured the facility and delivered a keynote to the press tied to his administration’s sustainability and worker policy plans. GM commemorated the milestone by ringing the NYSE bell directly from the production floor within the facility, alongside local unions, and the GM community.
  • Launching A New Era for Vanderbilt University: INVNT Higher Ed partnered with Vanderbilt University to celebrate its past and share bold visions for its future with a series of strategic engagements throughout 2021, 2022, and 2023. Producing a weekend of ceremonies and celebrations to mark the Investiture of Vanderbilt’s 9th Chancellor, Daniel Diermeier, in 2022, followed by kicking off the university’s 150th anniversary in 2023 with live events and a signature interactive online experience for Vanderbilt’s global community. INVNT produced The Clinton Global Initiative University, hosted by Vanderbilt in March of 2023, and then launched Vanderbilt’s ambitious “Dare to Grow” campaign in April – a $3.2 Billion effort to strengthen the university for the future.
  • Circles.Life ‘Be the Main Character’ Campaign: INVNT broke ground introducing Australia’s first-ever 3D, metaverse, out-of-home billboard merging technology and data; turning influencers and consumers into avatars to deliver messages of connection and humanity.
  • PepsiCo Expo 2020 Dubai: INVNT designed and built three one-of-a-kind, interactive, and educational pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai. Each pavilion was designed around core Expo themes of Mobility (The Bolt: Gatorade), Sustainability (The Drop: Aquafina), and Opportunity (The Plus: Pepsi Black + Lays). Open for 6 months, welcoming over 24 Million people physically and 50 Million virtually, the brand experience generated 246 Million global media impressions.
  • Captain Morgan x NFL ‘Fan of Year’ Campaign: HEVĒ partnered with Sports Illustrated to celebrate the 2023 Super Bowl LVII, putting Captain Morgan at the center of the NFL universe through a strategic digital content launch featuring former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. HEVĒ created talent-led hype videos, a web hub, and social content to incentive dedicated fans to submit their own content, which resulted in 32 Fan of the Year (FOTY) winners (one representing each team) – positioning Captain Morgan at the center of the NFL conversation and social matrix. The winners were featured on the Caption Morgan FOTY web hub on, as a faux SI print cover providing a few dynamic and fun facts on each of the 32 winners. The campaign garnered over 432K Owned Organic Social Impressions, 700 media placements, totaling 4.5 Billion in earned global media impressions.
  • Intimissimi: Folk Hero developed and reimagined the company’s BrandStory, ultimately leading to the launch of INTIMISSIMI’s new global platform and campaign ’The Art of Italian Lingerie’, featuring Heidi Klum and Lena Klum.
  • One Plus: Hypnogram was commissioned by OnePlus to create anamorphic video illusions on 3 different 3D billboards to promote the latest OnePlus flagship mobile device, Ovaltine across Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and NYC. Hypnogram strategized to create a viral and shareable experience, something that had never done before with the ‘Naked Eye 3D’ billboard format. The NYC (Times Square) OnePlus billboard garnered over 538K overall impressions.
  • AESPA X Blake Kathryn NFT Collection: Aespa, the globally acclaimed female K-Pop group (and the first group in the metaverse with matching avatars) joined forces with visual and digital artist Blake Kathryn and INVNT.ATOM, to launch an exclusive NFT collection via Sotheby’s. The AEGirls collection marked the world’s first collaboration between a K-pop group and a global NFT artist.

Some of [INVNT GROUP]’s mission-focused Pro Bono work:

  • Championing ‘Freedom for All’ with Dr. Opal Lee the grandmother of Juneteenth – campaigning and delivering over 2 Million signatures to the White House, resulting in the historic federal passing of Juneteenth as a national holiday in the U.S., as well as talent representation with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, and strategic partnerships w/ Adidas, Smithsonian, NBC, Sephora, and more.
  • Alongside United Talent Agency (UTA), [INVNT GROUP] hosted the ‘Ukraine Solidarity to Action’ fundraising event by BlueCheck Ukraine, a humanitarian aid initiative co-founded by actor/director Liev Schreiber and UTA co-founder and CEO of Doctors Without Borders – USA executive director and BlueCheck Ukraine co-founder, Jason Cone. The event raised more than $250,000, with funds going directly towards supporting local Ukrainian NGOs and grassroots organizations providing on-the-ground humanitarian assistance to civilians severely impacted by the war.
  • [INVNT GROUP] partnered with Sunflower Network, a non-profit organization focused on providing direct and essential aid to Ukrainians in need, to present the Sonya exhibition on an online New York City pop-up charity art gallery and fundraising space exhibiting the work of Ukrainian artists and fundraising towards direct aid to Ukraine. The exhibit brought in over $200,000 in fundraising aid.
  • In partnership with the Deep Creek Lions Club, who since 1973 has been providing visually impaired youth with the opportunity to learn to downhill ski through the Blind Skiers Program, [INVNT GROUP] powered a fundraising gala highlighting achievements of program volunteers and participants, recruiting new members, and raising funds to grow the program into the future.
  • The Drum and [INVNT GROUP] hosted the second annual fundraiser of the traditional Scottish celebration raising funds for Brixton Finishing School in support of expanding diversity in our experiential, creative, and events industry for marginalized communities across all identities – raising over £18,500 for the effort.

“[INVNT GROUP]’s growth is a testament to not only our spectacular global team, but also the impact of our clients, partners, and causes. Since founding the GROUP’s original live brand storytelling business INVNT, we’ve helped industry leaders and organizations around the world activate at emerging frontiers of engagement – launching in new markets and connecting them to their most relevant audiences. Our geographic expansion around the world grants us unique operational opportunities to reach and build communities at scale, in more direct and creative ways,” Kristina McCoobery, CEO of INVNT and COO of [INVNT GROUP].

[INVNT GROUP] announced strategic business partnerships with MSM, the global talent and motorsport agency, and Trident3, the Web3 platform onboarding brands into the world of Web3, the metaverse, and NFTs. The partnerships aim to offer best-in-class marketing and commercial solutions across respective industries. HEVĒ, also announced a client partnership with SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), the largest HR organization in the world, with HEVĒ as agency of record, leading SHRM’s brand messaging, creative design, and digital marketing strategies globally as the Human Resources organization celebrates its 75th Anniversary.

“Our business model is rooted in investment-worthy experiential moments that create brand growth, build community, engagement, and drive revenue. We’re thrilled with [INVNT GROUP]’s trajectory as we continue broadening our business and partnership plans, cultivating the future of the experiential industry globally. Through ongoing strategic organic growth and acquisitions, we continue to provide more juice from the squeeze for our clients, key stakeholders, team members, and shareholders,” Wolf Karbe, CFO of [INVNT GROUP].


[INVNT GROUP] was established as an evolution of the founding global live brand storytelling agency INVNT in 2008, with a vision to provide consistent, meaningful, well-articulated BrandStory across all platforms. With offices in New York, Sydney, London, Singapore, Dubai, San Francisco, Stockholm, Detroit, and Washington D.C.; headed by President and CEO, Scott Cullather, [INVNT GROUP], THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT represents a growing portfolio of complementary disciplines designed to help forward-thinking organizations everywhere, impact the audiences that matter, anywhere. The GROUP consists of modern brand strategy firm, Folk Hero; creative-led culture consultancy, Meaning; production studio & creative agency, HEVĒ; events for colleges and universities, INVNT Higher Ed; digital innovation division, INVNT.ATOM; creative multimedia experience studio, Hypnogram; and the original live brand storytelling agency, INVNT. For more information visit


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Syndesis Health & LaCardio Sign Research Collaboration Agreement

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 11, 2023 / Syndesis Health announced today that it has signed a research collaboration and information sharing agreement with Fundación Cardio Infantil Instituto de Cardiología (LaCardio), a leading cardiovascular hospital in Bogotá, Colombia.

LaCardio is joining the Syndesis Health Network alongside progressive healthcare institutions from South America, Asia, and Africa. Syndesis Health created its global network of healthcare partners to enable secure access to a multi-country, real-world data set. Syndesis Health’s global research platform, Syntium, unifies de-identified clinical data from these healthcare partners in a secure, ethical, and compliant manner for the improvement of global health outcomes.

The partnership enables LaCardio to extend its commitment to improving patient outcomes by leveraging the Syndesis Health platform for access to data, analytics, and other technical resources. In addition, the partnership enables the hospital to engage in collaborative research opportunities with peer institutions around the world that are a part of the network.

Hans Godfrey, COO and head of Latin America data partnerships for Syndesis Health, commented: “We believe that the future of healthcare will be data-driven. With LaCardio as a partner in the Syndesis Health Network, we will together expand the potential for real-world data to enable research and treatments in the cardiovascular space.”

Dr. Juan Gabriel Cendales, Executive Director of LaCardio, stated: “One of the strategic priorities of LaCardio as a university hospital and scientific research center is to continue advancing in scientific studies while contributing to the health of the people in Colombia and the region. Having valuable data, evaluating, and applying tools, such as AI, in healthcare allows us to anticipate the needs of the population, evaluate new alternatives and improve the experience of patients and collaborators. This alliance is part of the path in which we are working to be the hospital of the future.”

About Syndesis Health

Syndesis Health accelerates research and innovation for healthcare and life sciences companies. The company was founded on the potential for real-world clinical data to advance medical research, improve patient health outcomes, and inform healthcare policy decisions. The Syndesis Health Network enables secure collaboration amongst member organizations and is powered by Syntium, the Syndesis data platform. Visit our website at to learn more.

About LaCardio

Fundación Cardioinfantil-LaCardio is a private, nonprofit institution with 50 years of experience. Founded in 1973 by brothers Reinaldo and Camilo Cabrera Polanía, it is one of the few Colombian institutions accredited by the Joint Commission International and has national accreditation granted by ICONTEC. Since 2015, LaCardio is recognized as a University Hospital by the Intersectoral Committee for Human Talent in Health, in compliance of the Ministries of Health and Education of Colombia. Its commitment to health transcends through its mission: to operate on low-income children with heart problems. The MERCO 2022 ranking positioned LaCardio as the best hospital in Colombia. In 2021, Americaeconomia ranked LaCardio 5th in Latin America, evaluating key processes and indicators, including patient safety & dignity, human capital, capacity, and knowledge management.

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Leah Patterson
Chief Marketing Officer

Liliana Milena Toro Sánchez Sánchez
Marketing & Communications

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Ukrainian Nuclear Workers Chronicle Impact of War in New Book

VIENNA, AUSTRIA / ACCESSWIRE / May 11, 2023 / The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) will launch Voices of UkraineVolume I on 15 May 2023 at Sofiensäle in Vienna, Austria.

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Rocket lodged in the road to Chornobyl
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The book contains direct testimony of nuclear workers in Ukraine and examines the impact of the Russian war on the personal level and on global and nuclear security.

The launch features testimony from five nuclear workers and addresses by:

  • Minister German Haluschenko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine
  • Mr Petro Kotin, Director General of Energoatom
  • Ambassador Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organisations
  • Ambassador Laura S H Holgate, US Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency

“More than a year ago, President Putin launched a terrible war of aggression against Ukraine. By including the nuclear ruins of Chornobyl in the war, the Russian army put at risk the health and security of all people in Ukraine but also of Ukraine’s neighbours and the whole of Europe,” Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, wrote in a letter of support. “The Voices of Ukraine project is an important building block in efforts to document these violations of international law and enable the international community to draw conclusions, both in terms of prosecuting possible crimes and of dealing with such acts of war.”

Voices of Ukraine [will] draw the attention of the entire world community to the risks to which Russia exposes the entire energy infrastructure of Ukraine, especially nuclear,” Petro Kotin, Director General of Energoatom, said. “Only thanks to the courage of nuclear workers, who remain loyal to Ukraine, a disaster didn’t happen.”

The governments of Canada, Norway, Sweden and the USA funded this project.

In the book, individuals share their deeply personal choices – when to seek refuge abroad; whether to continue their work or join the armed forces – and the impact of the war on the nuclear sector.

WINS is an international non-governmental organisation committed to building a global community of nuclear security professionals who are willing to work together to strengthen the security of nuclear and other radioactive materials. WINS’ primary purpose is to improve the professionalism and competence of all those involved in nuclear security so nuclear and other radioactive materials are not used for terrorist or other criminal purposes by any actor, whether State or non-State.

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Suzanne Carlson
Communications and Learning Strategist

SOURCE: World Institute for Nuclear Security

Duck Creek Technologies Recognizes Coforge as Formation ’23 Innovation Anywhere Hatch-a-Thon Champion

From 35 entrants, finalists Coforge, Value Momentum, and Xceedance engaged in a “battle of the bots” to demonstrate their innovation potential to the insurance industry

Boston, MA, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, recognizes Coforge as the winner of the company’s Innovation Anywhere Hatch-a-Thon at Formation ’23. 2023 is the second year the company has opened the Hatch-a-Thon to external ecosystem participants.

Duck Creek’s Innovation Anywhere Hatch-a-Thon encourages the development of new and innovative ideas that advance on-demand, cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions to rapidly improve insurance carriers’ core technology systems, as well as unique concepts that address insurance carrier operational pain points. Designed as an innovation marathon, Duck Creek brings together its internal teams and its developer community to upskill, build amazing solutions, and hatch new ideas that will further advance technology for the insurance industry.

The 2023 Hatch-a-Thon call for entries challenged the developer community to keep insurance human, find untapped synergy between insurance operations, and integrate technologies that enhance customer experience to advance the P&C and general insurance industry globally. The Hatch-a-Thon innovation marathon drew 35 entries which were reviewed by Duck Creek’s Innovation Anywhere committee. Entries were judged based on innovation, product impact, business impact, and execution. Three finalists, representing Coforge, Value Momentum, and Xceedance, were chosen to present their ideas on stage for attendees to view and vote for their favorite innovation during Formation ’23.

Formation attendees voted Coforge as the Formation ’23 Innovation Anywhere Hatch-a-Thon champion. This year’s winning team from Coforge produced “document delivery using WhatsApp” to build connections and make it easier for policyholders to communicate directly across the Duck Creek Platform by using a policy number to retrieve documents.

“Duck Creek’s research points to the continued need to advance strategic innovation in tech with a specific focus on the insurance industry, enabling tools and technology that make policyholder connections and experiences better,” said Quinn Easterbrook, Chief Enterprise Architect at Duck Creek. “Duck Creek’s Innovation Anywhere Hatch-a-Thon provides an exciting forum to showcase new thinking in insurance technology and celebrate the contributions to cloud-based SaaS technology by our developer and partner community.”

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand.

Visit to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Duck Creek Technologies

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Duck Creek Technologies

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