“Bubbies” Board Chairman Brings CPG Expertise to Cannabis Company

Adam Robins, “Bubbies” Board Chairman, Joins Union Cannabis Group Advisory Board

“UCG has a great track record in the cannabis business with a formidable business model that can provide its customers with significant confidence when choosing a CBD supplier, or in planning their CBD production facilities,” Robins said. “It’s the best of the best.”

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (PRWEB) January 19, 2020
Union Cannabis Group Inc (UCG), a leading manufacturing and consulting company in the cannabis industry, recently expanded its advisory board with the addition of Adam E. Robins, an expert in the food and confectionery manufacturing and venture capital industries. UCG sees Robins as a strategic addition to their team at this time, as the consumer product goods (CPG) market is on the verge of widescale adoption of cannabinoid infusion in products.
Robins is an experienced executive director with a background in commercial banking, private investment banking, negotiation, sales and entrepreneurship. He is currently co-founder and president of Dobson Avenue Capital Partners and founder of GrowChicago Fund, which is committed to investing in the food and beverage space in Chicago, targeting startups created and run by minorities, women, LGBQT, veterans and other underserved communities. He also serves on numerous advisory boards. “Given my commitment to Chicago’s ever-increasing impact in the food space, many of the entrepreneurs I am involved with are already working with or planning on developing a CBD component to their products,” he said. “These companies want to know they are working with reputable and reliable supply chain vendors and I’m excited to introduce them to UCG.”
Robins currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts, Inc., a rapidly expanding frozen novelty company that experienced a 290% growth of revenue from 2017 through 2019 with international distribution including Whole Foods and Costco.
UCG is an expert in the fields of laboratory design, equipment specification, hydrocarbon and ethanol extraction, and product formulation. UCG also owns and operates the award-winning brand Dabstract, a connoisseur recreational cannabis brand that is available throughout the state of Washington and is currently expanding to four additional states. Additionally, UCG has other brands in development including a CBD and other cannabinoid ingredient brand.
UCG is poised to penetrate further into the CBD space in 2020, and Robins, formerly a longtime Chairman and CEO of a candy, confectionery and chocolate manufacturing and distribution company, brings a unique set of skills to the table. With over 20 years in the industry, he is connected to candy and confectionery manufacturers around the country, most of which he says are toying with the idea of implementing CBD in their products: “There’s a world waiting for it.”
Sushanta Parikh, Chief Executive Officer of UCG, sees this as a strategic time in the legal cannabis industry. “We are on the precipice of a large CPG market that will be emerging,” he said. “This is a transitional time in that while cannabis is not legalized on the federal level, the FDA is getting involved with regulating the CBD that was legalized through the 2018 farm bill.” This, he said, is where Robin’s background and expertise promises to be so impactful.
“Any company that decides to add CBD to their product should do as much research as possible to verify that the CBD ingredient they choose is the best available from a quality, supply chain, and formulation perspective,” Robins said. “UCG has a great track record in the cannabis business with a formidable business model that can provide its customers with significant confidence when choosing a CBD supplier, or in planning their CBD production facilities. It’s the best of the best.”

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Phillips Screw Company Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Press Release – updated: Jan 17, 2020 14:00 EST

WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 17, 2020 ( – Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Scott Filion will assume the responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer of The Phillips Screw Company. Filion succeeds Ken Hurley, who will transition to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Phillips Screw Company.
Filion started with Phillips in February 2019 as President. He brings over 30 years of industry experience, including a background in developing and marketing technically-driven industrial and consumer products. He started his career in engineering where he developed innovative products and processes for the automotive industry. Filion currently holds 22 patents.
“Scott’s background and passion has allowed him to get up to speed with our business very quickly. In his time with Phillips, he has helped develop a strategic growth plan that will position the Company well for years to come,” said Hurley.
Prior to joining Phillips, Filion spent more than 20 years with Velcro USA Inc, most recently serving as President.
“Scott’s leadership and his depth of knowledge in the industrial and consumer markets positions us well for the future and will enable Phillips to achieve rapid growth through continued customer success,” said Hurley. “I am very excited to leave it in Scott’s experienced and capable hands to continue the progress of the Company and to take it to the next level.”
Filion holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of New Hampshire.
The Phillips Screw Company supplies fasteners and licensed technologies for the construction, automotive and aerospace industries. Phillips recently launched “Velocity Screws” to the construction industry featuring innovative fasteners for interior, exterior, and deck use.
For more information, contact: Todd Ruehs at the Phillips Screw Company 781.224.9750.
Source: Phillips Screw Company

Three Pines Wood Co., Woodworking Company in Ramona, CA, Launches New Website

Three Pines Wood Co., a Ramona, California-based woodworking company specializing in custom projects in the greater San Diego area, recently announced the launch of its new website, which showcases their custom cabinets, mantels, signage, furniture, and more.(PRWeb January 17, 2020)Read the full story at

Hammes Company welcomes Raymond Scheller as regional vice president

Hammes Company is pleased to announce that Raymond Scheller has joined the firm as regional vice president for the Midwest. He will be based out of Hammes Company’s headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.(PRWeb January 16, 2020)Read the full story at

Cannabis Company to Plant Trees in Australia After Devastating Bushfires

Press Release – updated: Jan 16, 2020 06:00 PST

SANTA ANA, Calif., January 16, 2020 ( – Root Wellness CBD today announced its #ROOTFORAUSTRALIA reforestation campaign. The campaign is an effort to replant and replace trees throughout the devastated regions of Australia that have been affected by the recent wildfires.
Since inception, Root Wellness CBD has donated proceeds from orders to tree-planting efforts throughout the world. Due to the recent events in Australia, the company has decided to focus all of its force into the Root For Australia campaign from now until April 2020. The campaign takes proceeds from every single order of Root Wellness CBD products and will use them to replant trees throughout Australia.
Drought has plagued Australia since 2017. In September, the unthinkable happened as mass fires engulfed Australian states. Sparking first in Queensland and New South Wales, the fires quickly spread throughout the rest of the country. The most severe and vast burning has taken place in the state of New South Wales where almost four million hectares have been destroyed by the fires, burning everything in its path including more than 1,500 homes and displacing the families that occupied them. Entire ecosystems have been reduced to ashes, leaving what is left of the native species such as koalas, kangaroo, and wombats with no relief or sustainable homes to offer retreat.
“Root Wellness has always carried the mission to give back to the earth that our products are made from,” said Robert Crossley, CEO of Root Wellness CBD. “Given the current circumstances, we felt it was of absolute importance that we direct our contributions accordingly. Root Wellness was founded on the premise of making an impact on the root of environmental problems while simultaneously offering products that nourish the mind and body. Root Wellness offers a wide variety of CBD-infused products and has partnered with One Tree Planted, with the promise of planting one tree for every order we receive. For our #RootforAustralia campaign, we will be doubling our commitment.”
About One Tree Planted:
One Tree Planted is a 501C3 non-profit with a focus on global reforestation efforts. As an environmental charity, they are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees! Founded in 2014, they have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year.  
Root Wellness CBD has set a goal for the calendar year of 2020. They hope to be able to plant over 10 million trees worldwide through their partnership with One Tree Planted.
To find out more information on #RootForAustralia, visit or follow their story on Instagram @root_wellness or Facebook @rootwellnesshemp.
Media Contact:Stephanie Lynn: (657) 622-0073 or
Source: Root Wellness CBD

Finzly Selected for ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator – Company to work with community banks to foster innovation

Finzly announced today that it has been selected to participate in the second year of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program. The program is a joint effort by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and The Venture Center to bring community banks and fintechs together to accelerate product development that benefits community banks and the customers they serve.(PRWeb January 16, 2020)Read the full story at

Backroads Announces Company is Hiring Trip Leaders for the 2020 Season

Working for Backroads is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle

“We’re looking for a wide variety of people, interests and skillsets for the 2020 travel season. If you think you’ve got what it takes to work for Backroads, we’d love to hear from you.”

BERKELEY, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2020
Backroads, the leader in active travel, today announced that it is hiring for Trip Leader and other field based roles for the 2020 season. For more than 40 years, Backroads has been running biking, hiking, multi-adventure, family, private and active ocean and river cruise trips worldwide, in more than 60 countries. The company is particularly seeking bilingual candidates who have a true interest in connecting with and serving others.
Backroads Trip Leaders are recognized as the best in the travel industry, consistently earning a 98% approval rating from guests for their outstanding performance as interpreters, facilitators, ambassadors and all-around sources of inspiration and goodwill. Often referred to as a ‘lifestyle’ – Backroads Trip Leaders work hard intense events that include high physical and social activity.
“It’s a rewarding job for those who are flexible, adaptable, resourceful and adventurous, and want the opportunity to live and work in some of the most desired travel destinations in the world,” said Jo Zulaica, Director of Leader Development at Backroads. “From America’s national parks, to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Iceland, and beyond, Backroads Trip Leaders provide exceptional customer service and on-trip support, enabling guests to enjoy their Backroads adventure stress free.”
“Backroads Trip Leaders and Field Staff are the best in the business,” said Tom Hale, Founder and President of Backroads. “We’re looking for a wide variety of people, interests and skillsets for the 2020 travel season. If you think you’ve got what it takes to work for Backroads, we’d love to hear from you.”
A pioneer in active and adventure travel, Backroads was founded on the principles of creating extraordinary experiences for its guests, being the most guest-focused travel company on the planet and incorporating the highest quality possible into the philosophy and fabric of the company. Backroads is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To qualify, applicants must be 21 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and have English fluency. As an active professional, all applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds of weight.
For more information and to apply, go to:
About Backroads Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been a leading innovator in active and adventure travel for over 40 years. The company hosts thousands of guests each year, 75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests, in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit Or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time.

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