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Looking for thoughtful and affordable gifts all in one place? Staples Canada unveils Holiday Gifting Centre



Features top gifting solutions for coworkers, teachers, clients and tech-lovers to help Canadians find the perfect gift

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 23, 2022 /CNW/ – As the top destination for thoughtful and affordable working and learning gifts, Staples Canada has launched its Holiday Gifting Centre. Whether you’re shopping for co-workers, teachers, clients or tech-lovers this holiday season, Staples Canada has endless options of inspiring gift ideas at great value for everyone on your list.

“This year, we’re here to help Canadians find the perfect gifting solutions that offer value, affordability and an easy shopping experience,” said David Boone, CEO, Staples Canada. “We’ve introduced a collection of thoughtful and unique picks for everyone on your list – all at great prices – to help eliminate holiday stress and spread cheer.”

Top Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Staples Canada’s Holiday Gifting Centre features different categories to help Canadians easily find inspiration and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list – available right now at great value:

Gifts for Co-Workers: Have a favourite co-worker or need something for the office party? Shop through a selection of candles, totes and more for a gift that’ll impress.Gifts for Teachers: The best teacher deserves the best gift. Discover a selection of gifts in pops of holiday accents reflected in agendas, stationary and vintage thermoses to show your appreciation for teachers in your life.Gifts for Employees and Clients: Show how much you care for your team and clients with gifts they’ll appreciate, including gift baskets, tech gadgets, scented holiday-inspired candles and customized mugs, photo books, blankets and socks to name a few. Gifts for the Tech Lover: Impress the tech lover in your life with the latest and greatest tech gifts, including top tablets, gaming, and audio gifts.

With the Holiday Gifting Centre, you can also discover great gifts for great value: picks for under $25 or under $50, Gifts for Home Office, Gifts for Travellers, Gifts for Kids and Creatives and Housewarming Gifts are all available via the Gifting Centre.

Personalized Gifts from Staples Solutionshop

Make your own meaningful gifts with high quality personalized options from Staples Solutionshop, available through a simplified online experience. A wide variety of templates and design make it easy to create custom prints, photobooks, calendars, drinkware, puzzles, ornaments, cards and invitations, gift labels, pet supplies and accessories and more, in just a few clicks from your desktop or mobile phone.

Top Source for Tech Gifts

No matter your need, Staples has the best selection of technology at competitive prices. Staples is also offering Black Friday pricing through November for gifting essentials and technology and incredible holiday deals throughout the month of December. Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals started November 1 – deals which won’t go lower on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – with guaranteed low prices on tech, gifts and hybrid work essentials throughout the month so you can shop early for everyone on your list, including yourself. Need to make a big purchase? Don’t sweat it: Staples’ Credit Solutions offers payment plans where you don’t have to pay until 2024.

Staples Canada also offers packaging and shipping through FedEx, Purolator, Canada Post and Xpresspost at all locations across Canada, a convenient solution to ensure gifts arrive on-time and on-budget.

Spreading Holiday Joy with Howie Mandel and P.Y. Lord


Launched in 2021, Let’s Find Out is Staples Canada’s brand campaign which aims to inspire Canadians to pursue their passions and explore their curiosity. Staples has once again partnered with Howie Mandel and Pierre-Yves Lord who will star in a series of TV commercials leading into the holiday season, exploring everything from finding the perfect gift for your co-worker, teacher or tech-lover – all questions centred around the theme of pursuing your passion at this time of year. The commercials will air on major Canadian networks starting November 2022. Check-out one of Howie Mandel’s commercials here and one of P.Y. Lord’s commercials here.

Giving Back to Communities with MAP to Even the Odds

Staples Canada has partnered with MAP to Even the Odds, helping eliminate inequities in communities across Canada. On Giving Tuesday (November 29), customers can donate­ in-store or online at with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to MAP. Proceeds will support local initiatives to improve access to healthcare, nutrition, education and housing.

This year, Staples has created a Pep Rally “Inspiration Pack”, available in-store now for $7.98. All proceeds from Inspiration Pack sales will support MAP initiatives.

Next-Day Delivery

Customers can shop in store or on, with next-day delivery on all orders over $35. Same-day delivery is also available through Instacart, a program that recently became available to Bureau en Gros customers in Quebec, as well as free two-hour in-store or curbside pickup.

Extended Holiday Return Policy

Staples Canada has also extended its return policy for the holiday season. Purchases made between November 1 and December 24, 2022 can be refunded or exchanged until January 15, 2023 or 14 to 30 days from the purchase date (whichever is longer). 

About Staples Canada

Staples Canada is The Working and Learning Company. With a focus on community, inspiration and services, the privately-owned company is committed to being a dynamic, inspiring partner to customers who visit its 300+ locations and The company has two brands that support business customers, Staples Preferred for small businesses and Staples Professional for medium to large-sized enterprises, as well as seven co-working facilities in Toronto, Kelowna, Oakville, Ottawa and Calgary under the banner Staples Studio. Staples Canada is a proud partner of MAP through its Even the Odds campaign, which aims to tackle inequities in communities across Canada and helps make a future that’s fair for everyone. Visit for more information or get social with @StaplesCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

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Digi-Key Electronics’ Jeff Poulos Recognized as 40 Under 40 Honoree by Prairie Business Magazine




THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, is proud to announce that Jeff Poulos, vice president of order fulfillment operations for Digi-Key, has been named a 40 Under 40 recipient by Prairie Business magazine. This recognition honors young professionals who are examples of what it means to put one’s best foot forward to achieve career aspirations and impact work and community.

Poulos has spent his career improving warehouse and distribution operations across a variety of major brands from Kohl’s to Amazon, Uline and now Digi-Key. As a seasoned executive with nearly two decades of supply chain and operations management experience, Poulos has worked for several major, multi-billion dollar corporations during periods of rapid growth.

He is a results-driven leader and team builder with a proven record of success in both talent development and change management. Poulos is a graduate of Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in finance & business management.

“Beyond being an accomplished supply chain professional, Jeff is a servant leader who engages employees at all levels,” said Chris Lauer, vice president, order fulfillment for Digi-Key. “His ability to connect and lead his peers is a unique talent of Jeff’s and he places a strong emphasis on growing others and his team. Jeff has certainly earned this recognition in the results that he and his team have produced over the last 18 months with a continued focus on raising the bar in servicing our customers with ever improving on-time ship performance.”

“Jeff has made a positive impact to our team since the first day he arrived at Digi-Key,” said Dave Doherty, president of Digi-Key. “Jeff has a sports background and brings a coaching mindset to work with him each day and a desire to elevate the team. His ability to help think through complex tasks has made a difference in the launch of our new expanded distribution center.”

Poulos has been integral in opening Digi-Key’s brand new 2.2 million square foot Product Distribution Center expansion, since starting with the company a year and a half ago. Besides his industry accomplishments, he is also a volunteer football and basketball coach.

The honors were shared in the December issue of Prairie Business magazine which can be viewed online here.

About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is recognized as both the leader and continuous innovator in the high service distribution of electronic components and automation products worldwide. As the original pioneer in this space, Digi-Key provides more than 13.4 million components from over 2,300 quality name-brand manufacturers with an industry-leading breadth and depth of product in stock and available for immediate shipment. Beyond the products that drive technology innovation, Digi-Key also supports design engineers and procurement professionals with a wealth of digital solutions and tools to make their jobs more efficient. Additional information can be found at and on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Editorial Contact
Megan Derkey
Bellmont Partners
+1 612-255-1115

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Patient Engagement Leader MayaMD Named to the 2022 CB Insights’ Digital Health Top 150 List




MayaMD recognized for achievements in patient engagement & virtual care

BOSTON, Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CB Insights today named MayaMD to its fourth-annual Digital Health 150, showcasing the 150 most promising private digital health companies of 2022.

“We are honored and thrilled to be named to this incredible list! I am so proud of our team for their commitment to providing innovative solutions that improve care access and quality at a lower cost,” Dr. Vipindas Chengat, Founder & CEO MayaMD.

“From reimagining clinical care, to leveraging tech like AR/VR to improve surgical training, this year’s Digital Health 150 winners are transforming the future of healthcare with digital technology,” said Brian Lee, SVP of CB Insights’ Intelligence Unit. “This increasingly global cohort, representing more than 18 countries across five continents, is not only driving better patient outcomes, but making healthcare more accessible. We are excited to follow the meaningful impact and continued success of this year’s winners.” 

Utilizing the CB Insights platform, the research team selected these 150 winners from a pool of over 13,000 private companies, including applicants and nominees. They were chosen based on factors including R&D activity, proprietary Mosaic scores, market potential, business relationships, investor profile, news sentiment analysis, competitive landscape, team strength, and tech novelty. The research team also reviewed over 3,000  Analyst Briefings submitted by applicants.

MayaMD is an innovative and award winning patient engagement platform that uses AI to provide better care sooner. Utilizing a state of the art platform that incorporates AI, NLP and personalized chronic care programs, MayaMD helps to improve care quality at a lower cost by helping to limit unnecessary visits, costly readmissions and improve medication adherence. MayaMD works with some of the largest nephrology groups in the country and is building one of the fastest growing remote patient monitoring programs. “Our robust platform engages patients, collects vital healthcare information with approved medical devices which allow us to amass a deep database of patient data (past/current medical info, medications, allergies, family history & more). Our platform is unique in its ability to quickly collect this patient data, personalise chronic care programs and be a hub between providers, patients, EMRs and pharmacies,” Christian Habermann, Cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer.

About MayaMD 

MayaMD is an AI patient engagement company that provides better care sooner via its state of the art platform that empowers providers and patients. Working with some of the top providers in the country helping them embrace value based care, we virtually manage patients with multiple chronic conditions in a more effective and efficient manner. Our remote patient monitoring platform uses Artificial Intelligence, natural language processing and clinical intel to provide the best care possible based on sound medical evidence. MayaMD was designed and optimized with medical faculty and researchers from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. 

About CB Insights

CB Insights builds software that enables the world’s best companies to discover, understand, and make technology decisions with confidence. By marrying data, expert insights, and work management tools, clients manage their end-to-end technology decision-making process on CB Insights. To learn more, please visit

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Jackery At Ten: A Decade of Solar Generator Innovation




FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Jackery, a pioneer and global leader of innovative portable power and green outdoor energy solutions, shares a look back at how its innovative and reliable solutions change the way people access green electricity and how clean energy has been seamlessly integrated into every facet of users’ lives, from outdoor recreation, education, healthcare, and disaster rescue.

“Over the past decade, Jackery has built a wide range of flagship line-ups and sold millions of units worldwide, accompanying users across the globe to explore the world. We are extremely proud of our achievements which are the result of the dedication and hardworking of our teams as well as the support of our global customers, who have also inspired and motivated us with their unique stories. We are fortunate to have them on our side as we power up a future of green living,” said Head of Brand Department.

Power up the Nature

Designed for flexibility, portability, and sustainability, Jackery’s products are created for green off-the-grid living. For years, Jackery equips its products with the latest innovations and state-of-the-art features to cover the needs of van-lifers and outdoor enthusiasts, coupled with a weather-proof design, fast-charging, and large capacity to keep them connected and plugged in while on the go.

Extending the brand’s mission to empower global actions to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions, Jackery participated in a campaign in 2021 through which the company provided solar generators for forest rangers to facilitate their effort to safeguard the natural environment while bringing public attention to those frontline workers who dedicate their lives to guarantee the integrity of eco-system. This year, Jackery has also teamed up with National Forest Foundation, vowing to plant 10,000 trees in the flight against climate change.

Power Up the Dream

The exploratory spirit is deeply rooted in Jackery’s brand DNA, and with which, the company pioneers green solutions and bring them to the people in need, allowing users to enjoy the benefits of renewable energy. Last year, Jackery partnered with the van-lifer family @Amunches to embark upon a journey into a sweeping desert in Colombia’s La Guajira peninsula and came to a school of an impoverished community where access to electricity is a luxury.

Using Jackery’s solar generator to power up a project, the Amunches family shared with the local students about their adventures across the Americas in the hope of fostering their dreams. The children’s eyes lit up in awe and excitement, with huge smiles appear on their faces the moment the projector was switched on. They listened with curiosity and rapt attention and stared at the colorful screen that transported them to different worlds filled with wonders and possibilities, as well as inspirations to bring changes to their homeland.

Power Up the Hope

A former gymnast who was the winner of the All-Japan Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, Mr. Eiji Setoda started to perform acrobatics to help heal the national wound caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. After the COVID-19 pandemic plunged Japan into another period of uncertainty that depressed the entire country, he started a tour across the country as a street performer, taking Jackery’s solar generator with him to power his performance as he tried to bring hope to a wider population in this difficult time.

Inspired by Mr. Setoda, Jackery Japan has launched a series of initiatives and joined hands with local partners to strengthen Japan’s emergency response mechanism. In 2020, the company donated 10 solar generators to bolster local disaster prevention measures through the “JackeryCare” initiative. The following year saw Jackery tie up with JVC Kenwood to develop solar generator products that address the challenges in disaster rescue missions. In 2022, Jackery joined the Social Emergency Management Alliance (SEMA), pledging to provide portable power solutions in case of unexpected disasters.

“This 10-year journey brings us to a new starting point from which we will continue to spearhead green technology to bring more innovative products to our global customers. We will stay true to our goal of making renewable energy accessible for all, facilitating the global clean energy transition by reducing people’s reliance on fossil fuels,” said Head of Manufacture Department of Jackery.

About Jackery

Jackery, the world’s leading innovative portable power and green outdoor energy solution provider founded in California in 2012, is a global top-selling solar generator brand recognized by over 150 authorized media and organizations worldwide. Since 2018, Jackery has sold more than 2 million units globally and a footprint spanning from the US to Europe, Japan and China.

As the pioneer of the Solar Generator concept and products, Jackery offers a range of portable, versatile green generators that meet all outdoor needs, from charging a cellphone or laptop to powering large devices like electric cooking equipment, heaters, and lights. Its products have been consistently selected as Best Sellers on Amazon and have been included in Amazon’s Choice lists since 2020.

To date, Jackery has also received 25 prestigious international design awards, including the Red Dot Design Award, the iF Design Award, the A’ Design Award and Competition, and the CES Innovation Award.


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