California Business Awards 2023

2 | California Business Awards 2023 About our California Business Awards 2023 The California Business Awards 2023 is a prestigious awards programme from New World Report running for the very first year that aims to recognize and honour the outstanding achievements of businesses operating in California. This esteemed event shines a spotlight on the remarkable success stories, innovations, and contributions made by businesses across various industries in the vibrant California business landscape! These awards highlight businesses of all sizes and industries in California. From small startups and local enterprises to established companies, these awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the California business community. Whether you’re a technology firm in Silicon Valley, an entertainment company in Hollywood, or a healthcare provider in San Francisco, the California Business Awards provides a platform to showcase your accomplishments and gain industry recognition. California is a state with a diverse and dynamic economy, offering many opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Small businesses are the backbone of the state, representing 99.8% of all businesses and employing millions of people. California is also a leader in innovation and technology, with a high GDP growth rate and a low unemployment rate. However, it is also a state that is constantly adapting to new challenges and opportunities, such as the AB5 bill that affects the trucking industry or the housing market that poses difficulties for some homebuyers. The state is always certainly looking for ways to improve its business environment and quality of life for its people. Sofi Parry, Senior Editor AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

California Business Awards 2023 | 3 Contents 4. PathFree Technologies Corporation: Most Innovative Medical Device Development Company - California 6. Supple Homes Inc.: Most Innovative Custom Home Builders - Northern California 8. GI Alliance and Ambience Healthcare Partner to Build Foundational AI Documentation Models for Gastroenterology 10. Lion Electric Initiates Deliveries of LionD, A New All-Electric School Bus Model 11. Porter celebrates first flight between Toronto and San Francisco 12. Baja California Set to Welcome New Hotel and Tourism Offerings in 2024 13. DealerFire highlights the importance of EV inventory on dealership websites

4 | California Business Awards 2023 Established in 2021, PathFree Technologies Corporation is a medical device manufacturer dedicated to providing life-changing solutions to improve patient care and outcomes. After experiencing the limitations of existing medical equipment firsthand, Perry Brunette founded the company to provide healthcare professionals with the highest quality products necessary for exceptional patient care. PathFree Technologies strives to revolutionise the healthcare industry through the integration of AI, machine learning, and NLP into its pioneering medical devices. For the company’s transformative contributions to the medical field, PathFree Technologies has been honoured with a California Business Award. hrough integration of advanced technologies, PathFree aims to enhance the capabilities of medical devices in healthcare. Its intensive development process involves extensive research and rigorous testing that prioritises patient safety and efficiency. At PathFree, the team does not only create devices but devises comprehensive solutions to address global healthcare challenges. These innovative solutions demonstrate the company’s commitment to excellence and meet the highest standards of medical care. The manufacturer is dedicated to technology integration and ensuring that every inclusion enhances the device’s functionality and usability. By incorporating advanced algorithms, AI, and specialist software, PathFree can improve the efficiency of emergency responses. PathFree AiCart, one of several revolutionary devices, is designed to support medical response teams during emergency situations, particularly during CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support procedures. The smart code cart includes a control unit that is equipped with a processor, memory, camera, display, input devices, and a set of drawers containing the medicine and equipment needed for resuscitation purposes. AiCart uses information about the patient’s condition to identify the appropriate standard protocol for performing resuscitation and calculate the dose of medicine required based on the patient’s weight. Its camera captures images to recognise the actions of the response team and issue alerts to reduce the risk of complications. PathFree strives to ensure that its products meet the unique needs and challenges faced by emergency responders. Devices have userfriendly designs with intuitive interfaces and easy-to-navigate systems that respond quickly to operators. For emergency response teams, reliability is essential. PathFree’s products undergo extensive testing to ensure they are capable of functioning in extreme conditions. With robust designs and durable software, its products are constructed to handle high-pressure situations. Systems are also integrative and customisable, meaning they work seamlessly with existing technologies and platforms used by emergency services. To remain at the forefront of technological advancement, PathFree cultivates a company culture of innovation and collaboration. Its team of experienced engineers and doctors continuously explores new avenues for development such as investment in AI, cloud computing, and big data analytics. PathFree is committed to its pursuit of innovation with a suite of products currently under development. By diversifying its portfolio, the manufacturer aims to foster economic resilience through strategic financial management and smart investments. PathFree prioritises its environmental responsibilities and integrates sustainable practices into every aspect of its operations. This ensures that the company not only meets regulatory standards but also the demands of eco-friendly consumers. PathFree’s dedication to innovation extends to its internal culture which prioritises agility, collaboration, and continuous learning. Employees are encouraged to harness their creativity with regular brainstorming sessions and workshops. Within the company’s collaborative environment, open communication encourages workers to share information and ideas as the team works towards their shared purpose. PathFree believes in employee empowerment and invests in its teams’ growth through training programs, mentorship, and career development opportunities. This supportive environment encourages employees to complete their best work and deliver outstanding solutions to their valued clients. PathFree’s empowered culture shapes its operations and enables the company to achieve sustainable outcomes. Alongside its focus on technological innovation, PathFree is committed to its diverse philanthropic initiatives which target health issues such as cancer research and heart health. In addition to these causes, the team supports education, particularly for children in need. PathFree invests in scholarships and educational opportunities to provide children with the knowledge and skills to shape a sustainable future. In the aftermath of the pandemic and economic turbulence, the healthcare industry has faced many challenges such as supply chain distributions and increasing regulatory demands. Over the past few years, PathFree has expanded its network of trusted suppliers to mitigate global supply chain risks and ensure continuous distribution. The team stays informed about regulatory changes and remains compliant through routine audits and updates to its manufacturing processes. In a time of economic uncertainty, PathFree has implemented cost-saving methods to maintain profitability without compromising on quality. These measures help the company overcome challenges and remain resilient in the everchanging healthcare sector. Situated in Irvine, California, PathFree has several competitors in the form of renowned global corporations and emerging organisations. The geographical and infrastructural aspects of the region also present some logistical challenges for the company during manufacturing and distribution. PathFree has transformed these challenges into opportunities for growth and embraced competition to motivate its team. Irvine is known as an innovation hub for healthcare and technology companies with government incentives such as tax breaks, grants, and streamlined regulatory pathways. The vibrant region boasts many opportunities for collaboration with local institutions, healthcare providers, and research centres to create new projects and generate fresh insights. Despite regional specific challenges, PathFree strives to turn these characteristics into strengths and leverage them to enhance its growth. Dec23044 Most Innovative Medical Device Development Company - California T

Most Innovative Medical Device Development Company - California Looking to the future, PathFree will continue to invest in research and development to bring its pioneering devices to the market. The company aims to diversify and expand into regions with rapidly growing healthcare sectors such as China, India, and Africa. PathFree will soon launch a new line of innovative medical devices that will incorporate AI to provide enhanced diagnostics and treatment options. A strong emphasis on sustainability in its manufacturing processes will help the company align with global environmental goals and meet increasing consumer demands for eco-friendly products. 2024 will be an exciting year for PathFree Technologies as it solidifies its position as a visionary leader in the medical device sector. At PathFree, the company is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, innovation, and quality to improve patient outcomes. To maintain its position as an industry leader, the manufacturer has adopted a novel approach to predict and create future trends. With its expert team of professionals and new talent, PathFree is dedicated to leveraging advanced technologies, from AI to IoT, in its products and manufacturing processes. Collaboration is key to its strategy, and the company actively seeks partnerships with leading healthcare institutions and technology firms, developing an extensive network of associates. Moving forward, PathFree will continue to exceed expectations, nurture sustainable practices, and drive technological advancement to shape the future of the healthcare industry. For its revolutionary contributions, PathFree Technologies has received this year’s award for Most Innovative Medical Device Development Company – California. Contact Details Contact: Perry Brunette Company: PathFree Technologies Corporation Web Address:

6 | California Business Awards 2023 Dec23360 Most Innovative Custom Home Builders - Northern California Established in 2005, Supple Homes is a custom homebuilding company with a commitment to customer service, quality, and transparency. Founder Sean Supple’s objective is to grow the business into the most respected and trusted custom residential builders in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Supple Homes team and their experienced team of subcontractors collaborate with clients to make the experience of building a new home simple and fun. The homebuilding company’s mission statement is “building a better place to live,” and they do so through their superior craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. For their community commitment, Supple Homes has been honoured with a California Business Award. t Supple Homes, building a house means much more than pouring a foundation and putting up walls. The business provides innovative solutions to build and remodel custom homes that exceed clients’ expectations. Unlike larger companies, their elite team delivers a client-centric service and fosters strong relationships with clients, subcontractors, and the wider community. As a company that lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, Supple Homes aims to maintain the respect and trust of their community every day. Thus far, the company has built luxury custom homes ranging from 2,800 to 14,000 sq. ft. and completed renovations on homes as large as 11,000 sq. ft. Over the past year, their portfolio has expanded to include Spanishstyle homes, traditional, ultra-modern, and many more. When building a client’s dream home, an expert project manager is assigned to work in collaboration with each client. Throughout the journey, they will assist the client at every stage from paint colours to cabinetry and fixtures to flooring. Supple Homes aims to deliver the finest craftsmanship and utilise superior materials to create extraordinary homes that are built to last. Farzi A., a valued client, says, “We had the privilege of working with Supple Homes Inc. on the construction of our new home. From start to finish, the process was incredibly organised, streamlined, and transparent. Sean and his team’s expertise, attention to detail, and creativity were unsurpassed and carried the project from beginning to end. As with any custom-built home, there were unforeseen glitches. However, we were advised of a solution almost immediately, giving us confidence that our project was in expert hands.” Sean Supple began his career in the home building industry as a labourer where he discovered his passion for the physicality of construction. After Sean obtained his general contractor license, his projects started to evolve in size and complexity. In 2005, Supple Homes was born. With his customer-first approach, Sean takes the time to listen to clients’ needs and desires and provide them with ways to customise and improve the functionality of their homes. Within its close-knit company culture, the team are not just coworkers but also friends. Supple Homes nurtures their supportive culture with weekly meetings and team outings, bringing employees together to foster an efficient and productive team. As this internal culture is not for everyone, Sean Supple seeks to hire talented candidates who align with the company’s values and mission to provide beautiful custom homes for its community. On her experience, Sandie T. shares, “After doing our homework and talking with several of Sean’s previous clients, all of whom had nothing but excellent experiences and results, we interviewed him ourselves and found Sean to be extremely professional, capable, and knowledgeable. We ran into several unexpected issues with our project and Sean was a trusted expert in both the issues and the resolutions. At a time when many projects were stalled or costs increased exponentially due to COVID, Sean helped us keep our project moving forward and provided invaluable advice and service.” In the near future, Supple Homes will be completing several 10,000+ sq. ft. builds and has more upcoming projects of similar sizes. The homebuilding company may also undertake a ten-unit town home development which will add further value to its community. Supple Homes is dedicated to becoming the most trusted custom residential builders in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their hardworking team is passionate about providing clients with exquisite craftsmanship and tailored customer service to meet their individual needs and desires. Under Sean’s supportive leadership, the business will continue to build and remodel luxury custom homes with the primary goal of exceeding clients’ high expectations. We are bestowed Supple Homes with this year’s award for Most Innovative Custom Home Builders - Northern California. Contact Details Contact: Moriah Taa Company: Supple Homes Inc. Web Address: A Subcribe here:

8 | California Business Awards 2023 t its core, GI Alliance operates on a philosophy grounded by three guiding principles: patient-first, quality-centric, and provider-led. These fundamentals drive the decisions, behaviors, and superior patient outcomes that make GI Alliance the industry leader in gastroenterology practices and innovation. Seeing the potential of generative AI to reduce documentation burden for clinicians and improve patient and clinician communication, GI Alliance began looking for a partner who could cobuild customized solutions for gastroenterology. Ambience Healthcare offers clinicians the most comprehensive suite of AI documentation tools in healthcare, designed to reduce clinician burnout, improve system efficiency, and enhance documentation of high quality care. Working together, both organizations were able to create the most capable AI models in GI. “We explored a variety of generative AI solutions on the market, but the documentation produced sounded too robotic, and was not specific enough for gastroenterology. This is the main challenge for AI tools in clinical documentation, they haven’t been customized for GI medicine. By partnering with Ambience, we were able to build a network of products that have been custom built for GI.” - Paul J. Berggreen, M.D. and Chief Strategy Officer of the GI Alliance. Customizing AI for GI Medicine One of the challenges for AI documentation technology is that every specialty has a different care model and different workflows. If these differences haven’t been accounted for, clinicians struggle to adopt the product because they find it difficult to fit into their workflow and spend too much time editing the generated documentation. Ambience has worked side-by-side with GI Alliance clinicians to account for the nuances of GI documentation, including: • Support for complex visits, including IBD encounters • Dietary and nutritional assessments • Documentation support for clinical pathway adherence • Automating common GI scoring systems, such as Bristol stool chart and Glasgow-Blatchford bleeding scores • Accurate capture of prior diagnostic procedures and pathology reports Clinicians can also easily customize their notes from a variety of formatting options, based on their individual preferences. With Ambience’s suite of AI tools, clinicians are now experiencing fewer symptoms of burnout, while feeling more present with their patients. “The true advantage of this innovative solution lies in its ability to enable clinicians to concentrate solely on delivering top-notch patient care, with the confidence that Ambience will create a high-quality note on their behalf, available immediately after the visit. Our team has diligently ensured that this tool not only fulfills documentation requirements but also accommodates clinicians’ individual preferences, from succinct notes to more detailed, diagnosis-based assessments and plans. Furthermore, we have rigorously tested its compatibility with the workflow demands of our gastroenterologists,” said Nancy Farrar, P.A.-C, Executive Director of Clinical Informatics at GI Alliance. For clinicians across all specialties, and available soon for all GI Alliance members, Ambience Healthcare offers the most comprehensive suite of AI documentation tools including: • AutoScribe: A real-time AI medical scribe that generates comprehensive notes across all clinical specialties and integrates directly with all major EMRs; • AutoCDI: A point-of-care CDI assistant that analyzes conversations and past EMR context to ensure that ICD-10 codes, CPT codes, and documentation all appropriately support each other, as well as full audit trails for revenue cycle teams; • AutoRefer: AI software that improves handoffs by composing clinically relevant and well-organized referral letters to specialists for expert consult and from specialists back to primary care for long-term management; • AutoAVS: An after-visit summary tool that creates comprehensive educational handouts for patients and their families, tailored specifically to each visit, and translated into their language of preference; • AutoPrep (coming soon): Intelligent pre-charting to assist the clinician in catching up on context and designing the agenda for the visit. By leveraging the Ambience AI operating system, gastroenterologists with GI Alliance are already seeing significant results. At Arizona Digestive Health, Dr. Yvette Lam is currently saving 5-6 hours per week, and seeing significant improvements with patient and clinician communication. “Other scribing solutions were not compatible with my workflow and notes started to pile up. Ambience AutoScribe slots into my patient care routine, enabling me to consistently complete my charts on the same day while eliminating multitasking during visits. It accurately captures the details of each conversation and summarizes concisely, so that I can focus on important medical information and make comprehensive decisions and recommendations. With AutoAVS, I’ve also been able to save time and clearly communicate appointment summaries and treatment plans for my patients and their families,” said Dr. Yvette Lam, Arizona Digestive Health, powered by GI Alliance. a GI Alliance and Ambience Healthcare Partner to Build Foundational AI Documentation Models for Gastroenterology A GI Alliance, the nation’s leading network of gastroenterology providers, has partnered with Ambience Healthcare to build a comprehensive suite of AI documentation tools, specifically customized for gastroenterology. Ambience’s products are already deployed with leading regional GI practices throughout the United States, and GI Alliance physicians are currently leveraging these tools to reduce new patient documentation time by 83%. By repurposing time saved on documentation, clinicians are able to devote more time to comprehensive care and see additional patients.

GI Alliance and Ambience Healthcare Partner to Build Foundational AI Documentation Models for Gastroenterology

10 | California Business Awards 2023 Lion Electric Initiates Deliveries of LionD, A New All-Electric School Bus Model The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) (“Lion” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today that it has commenced customer deliveries of its newly-launched LionD school buses in California. The LionD, which addresses the largest vehicle type within the school bus segment, offers (with the configuration to be sold in the United States) seating capacity for 83 children and a range of up to 155 miles on a single charge. he launch of this new model reaffirms Lion’s unwavering commitment to safe zero-emission transportation providing cleaner air for children and communities in North America, as each LionD school bus put into operation is estimated to eliminate up to 23 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per year, while preventing students from exposure to hazardous particulate emissions from diesel engines. “We’re excited for customers to deploy their LionDs and experience all that they have to offer. These electric school buses, which are in high demand on the West Coast, are manufactured in the United States at our Joliet, Illinois facility,” said Nicolas Brunet, President of Lion. “The zero-emission LionD will improve the well-being of our customers and society for years to come and I couldn’t be prouder of our entire team for working resiliently to bring this new platform to life,” he continued.” LionD takes School Bus Innovation to the Next Level The LionD has been designed with safety at the forefront, as with every product engineered by Lion -- from improved air quality and reduced noise pollution to an extra-wide center aisle making for efficient entry/exiting as well as improved rearward driver visibility. It has a programmable low-speed sound generator, forward visibility optimized front windshield for improved sight of cross traffic and student safety when walking in front of the bus, and an ergonomically designed driver cockpit. Built on the successful foundation of the all-electric LionC, which has been transporting students across North America for more than eight years, the LionD takes school bus innovation to the next level. It is the first Lion bus to feature Lion’s driver-centric cockpit with a liquid crystal display interface that has been specifically engineered for managing electric operational performance. Purpose-built for electric, the LionD is advantaged by its design with an all-electric powertrain that offers lower energy and maintenance costs compared to traditional diesel-powered school buses. Similar to the LionC, it features rust-free composite body panels, staircase, and low-voltage battery compartment, as well as a modular lower skirt and one-piece seamless fiberglass roof that eliminates thousands of rivets and potential leak points – minimizing service expenses and maximizing uptime. Your Success is Our Business As with all of Lion’s products, school districts and contractors considering the LionD have direct access to the Lion Customer Success team, who are experts in supporting the transition to zero emissions and maximizing customer operational success. The support extends from charging infrastructure with LionEnergy, financing assistance with LionCapital Solutions and funding support services provided by the LionGrants team, to driver/maintenance/ safety training from Lion’s BrightSquad and proprietary EV telematics with LionBeat. Currently, federal, state and local funding, and incentives such as the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, California HVIP, the IRA clean commercial vehicle tax credit (IRC 45W) and others can be applied for to assist with the purchase of a LionD. School districts and fleet customers ready to start their electrification journey are invited to contact Lion Electric at [email protected]. To learn more about the LionD visit: T

California Business Awards 2023 | 11 “We are thrilled to welcome Porter Airlines to SFO. This service offers San Francisco Bay Area travelers an exciting new way to Canada that perfectly complements our commitment to an exceptional air travel experience. We thank Porter for making SFO part of their expansion in the United States, and are confident this new service will be a success.” Bay Area the second California destination launched by Porter this year. Porter Airlines has today launched daily, roundtrip service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). assengers travelling between Toronto and the Bay Area will begin their trip enjoying Porter’s famous style, care, and charm. Porter’s elevated economy experience includes complimentary beer, wine, and premium snacks for all passengers. The brand new, 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 operating the route has a twoby-two configuration, which means there are no middle seats on any Porter flight. All passengers also enjoy free, fast inflight Wi-Fi to stay connected, catch up on work, or stream their favourite content. All-inclusive PorterReserve fares offer priority check-in, extra legroom seats, premium pre-mixed cocktails and fresh, healthy meals - all of which are also available à la carte to PorterClassic passengers. Through the recently announced partnership with Alaska Airlines, passengers can take advantage of Porter’s strong Eastern Canada network, and connect through San Francisco to Alaska’s well established U.S. West Coast network and 18 destinations such as Portland, San Diego and Seattle. The new route follows the launch of daily, roundtrip service between Toronto and Los Angeles earlier this month. Detailed schedules and Porter Escapes vacation packages can be found on “San Francisco is a major hub for travellers, who can now choose Porter’s unmatched all-economy onboard service when travelling between California and Eastern Canada, and connecting to destinations around the world. Adding San Francisco to our network is the latest step in our growth across North America, which is continuing throughout 2024.” - Kevin Jackson, president, Porter Airlines. Porter celebrates first flight between Toronto and San Francisco P

12 | California Business Awards 2023 Sustainably-minded experiences in the renowned Valle de Guadalupe wine region will focus on food, culture and mindfulness. With dramatic landscapes, diverse outdoor activities and world-class food and wine, the state of Baja California is poised to be a must-visit destination in 2024, satisfying the desires of travelers seeking exploration, adventure, wellbeing and connection with local culture. In particular, several new experiences in Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe wine region will cater to discerning audiences. Baja California Set to Welcome New Hotel and Tourism Offerings in 2024 Sustainable Luxury at Banyan Tree Veya Valle de Guadalupe In early 2024, Baja California will welcome Banyan Tree Veya Valle de Guadalupe, the brand’s first outpost of its wellness-focused Veya concept in the Americas and its second global location. Designed by acclaimed Mexican architect Michel Rojkind, Banyan Tree Veya Valle de Guadalupe’s sleek and modern design effortlessly blends into the rolling hills and on-site vineyard to create a tranquil sanctuary that harnesses the powerful beauty of its natural surroundings. Featuring 30 luxury villas, the retreat will also be home to a trio of standout culinary outlets perched atop a hill that honor regional ingredients. Guests can opt for immersive spa experiences drawn from the local culture and land including desert spring hydrotherapy, traditional temazcal experiences and an apothecary garden will feature local herbs. The property will also feature a private winery that will debut an exclusive collection of wines dedicated solely to Grenache, featuring reds, whites, rosés and sparkling house blends. Amid its luxury offerings, Banyan Tree Veya Valle de Guadalupe was designed to reduce impact on its surrounding environment. The property will have access to a well and treatment plant, and all water used will be recycled. Native plants will supplement the property’s complex, and its vineyards will enact biodynamism practices such as keeping all fallen grape leaves on the ground so that a bio layer is formed, thus slowing water evaporation. Sassi del Valle to Debut Italian-Inspired Gathering Spot that Consciously Promotes Local Products Anticipated to debut in summer 2024, Sassi del Valle will open to visitors with hospitality experiences and artisanal stores that showcase the magic and bounty of Baja California. The development was inspired by Matera, Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features dwellings carved into ancient rocks and is a nod to Baja California’s unique connection with Italy. In the late 1600’s, Father Eusebio Kino of Predaia, Italy, arrived in Baja California on a mission and later discovered that the region was not an island, but in fact a peninsula connected to greater Mexico. The forthcoming project’s name “Sassi” means “stone” in Italian, honoring Matera and recognizing the Valle’s iconic rocky topography. Sassi del Valle will be the second of its kind developed in Mexico, following the success of the first iteration, Val’Quirico, in Tetlatlahuca, Tlaxcala. The project’s sustainability aspects include a water recycling program that distributes treated water of the highest quality for agricultural use, thereby offsetting consumption demand during construction. Baja California’s culinary community, which includes establishments recognized among the best in Mexico, has also adopted responsible operational practices to minimize their environmental impact. For example, Deckman’s en El Mogor by Michelin-starred chef Drew Deckman features ingredients carefully selected from small, local producers. Fauna, most recently awarded as the “Best Restaurant in Mexico” by Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, promotes itself as an ecological and sustainable restaurant that complies with biosafety protocols. Malva, from Michelin-rated Chef Roberto Alcocer, features hyperlocal fruits, vegetables and spices that are cultivated from his personal garden, mitigating carbon impact. For more information on Valle de Guadalupe and other Baja California experiences, please visit “As Baja California continues to evolve and gain wider recognition, the tourism community is committed to identifying sustainable solutions to conserve our natural resources and minimize environmental impact to ensure future generations can experience the abundance and beauty of our state for years to come,” said Miguel Aguíñiga Rodríguez, Secretary of Tourism for the State of Baja California. “We are proud to welcome responsible, forwardthinking projects like Banyan Tree Veya Valle de Guadalupe and Sassi del Valle that will complement the efforts that existing businesses in the region have already adapted and continue to refine.”

California Business Awards 2023 | 13 More drivers are adopting electric vehicles every year. WESTLAKE, Texas, Jan. 29, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The momentum toward electric vehicles (EVs) is undeniable. Across the United States, states like Colorado, Vermont, and California are pioneering innovative approaches to help the transition from traditional combustionengine vehicles to environmentally friendly EVs. Scrappage programs in these states are pivotal in driving this change, encouraging more drivers to embrace sustainable transportation options. DealerFire encourages dealerships to highlight EV inventory on their websites. Colorado Rebate Program for EV Adoption Colorado leads the charge in promoting clean transportation through its Vehicle Exchange Program. In the most recent quarter, Colorado witnessed a surge in EV purchases, with 9,446 electric vehicles acquired by drivers. Notably, 45 participants benefited from the scrappage program, which offers rebates of up to $6,000 to individuals trading in their combustion-engine cars for new EVs. Vermont Green Incentive for Surrendering Gas-Powered Cars Since 2021, Vermont has implemented a scrappage program, enticing drivers to surrender their gas-powered vehicles with a $5,000 reward. This incentive can be used toward the purchase of new or used electric vehicles, including bicycles and motorcycles. The program aims to expedite fleet turnover, a critical component in achieving ambitious climate targets. California EV, Ride-Share, and Public Transportation Incentives In 2014, California pioneered a comprehensive scrappage program, offering significant incentives to EV buyers. With rebates of up to $9,500 for EV purchases and additional support for ride-sharing and public transportation, California’s initiatives make EV ownership more accessible across various income levels. Federal and local rebates are instrumental in broadening the EV market. Increasing EV Sales: A Role for Dealerships Dealerships play a pivotal role in fostering EV adoption by informing the public about available incentives and programs. From EV tax breaks to cash-for-clunkers initiatives, dealerships are crucial for promoting sustainable driving practices. Leveraging digital marketing DealerFire highlights the importance of EV inventory on dealership websites tools,like DealerFire’s innovative solutions, dealerships can effectively showcase EV inventories, highlight tax credits, and engage potential buyers through targeted messaging. DealerFire’s fast, user-friendly websites offer dedicated EV inventories with transparent pricing, while homepage features enable the promotion of incentives and government programs. Optional blog pages provide opportunities to attract relevant traffic and connect with EV enthusiasts. By harnessing digital platforms, dealerships can maximize their impact and drive substantial growth in EV sales. For more information on how DealerFire can elevate a dealership’s EV sales through digital marketing strategies, dealership personnel can head to Subcribe here: