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Tech Tools for the Modern Family

Today’s parenting landscape has evolved at a rapid pace. Compared to just a few decades ago, the makeup of the workforce is changing rapidly; the work participation rate for women with children under age 6 has grown significantly in the past 40 years, as has the percentage of families with children in which both parents work. Further, today’s parents, educators, employers, and children are living in a world that is increasingly tech-first. Parents, and especially modern millennial parents, expect tech-forward, simple, and elegant solutions across their lives, but particularly as they seek to bring up the next generation.

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Perishable News | BrightFarms Announces Aggressive Growth Strategy for National Expansion

Catalyst-backed BrightFarms, the No. 1 brand of locally grown packaged salads, announced plans for national expansion with new sustainable greenhouse farms in New England (Central MA), New York (Hudson Valley) and North Carolina. The three new greenhouses further the brand’s presence and add to BrightFarm’s network of local and sustainable farms across the Mid-Atlantic and into the South. The company currently operates greenhouses in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, supplying major retailers in a dozen major metro markets. 

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Xplornet launches bold new plan to improve rural broadband

Rural Canadians will soon have access to faster speeds and more data as Catalyst-backed Xplornet Communications Inc. makes historic investments in its national broadband network, enabled by the Government of Canada’s Accelerated Investment Incentive. The bold new investment plan will position Xplornet to deliver 5G wireless services nationally to rural Canadians.

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