GO Group Adds New Cities and Airports

GOWithsUs.com (formerly GO Airport Shuttle), is pleased to welcome two new operators in Jacksonville, Fla. and Raleigh, N.C. to its consortium of airport ground transportation providers.

GO now offers private airport shuttles and private car services to and from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), hotels, businesses and resort areas. At the airport, passengers can find the GO ground transportation booth located left of baggage claim. Service areas include all of northeast Florida, including Duval, Nassau, St. Johns Flaglar and Clay counties plus all of Southeast, Ga.

In Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), GO offers private cars for non-stop service to 38 destinations throughout the Research Triangle Region including the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Passengers can find GO by following signage outside baggage claims in each terminal to the brown limo zones.

Booking reservations in advance for all GO destinations in recommended to ensure vehicles are available and waiting for passengers when they are ready. All cities offer flat rates and never charge surge prices regardless of inclement weather or peak travel times.

"GO is continuing to grow to be able to provide our consistently high quality, affordable, safe and reliable services with trained, professional drivers to airports and cities around the world," says John McCarthy, president of The GO Group LLC, GOwithUs' parent company. "We are excited to work with our new partners in both Jacksonville and Raleigh and helping travelers get around these great cities."

The GO Group LLC is one of the world's largest airport transportation providers, offering shared rides, private vehicles, charters and tours, serving airports and cities in the United States, plus Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia and Europe. Under GOWithUs.com, travelers can book ground transportation to and from both departure and destination airports, around town travel, tours and attractions.

Thriving Motor Industry in Chicago

Chicago has long had a reputation as a city of industry. From the days of the steel mills that lined the Chicago River to the large manufacturing plants of the automotive industry, manufacturing has been a major part of the city’s economy. Today, Chicago’s motor industry is thriving. With the resurgence of the auto industry, Chicago has been able to attract automotive manufacturers and suppliers looking to invest in the city.

The situation has created a thriving ecosystem of component suppliers, parts manufacturers, design firms and other service providers. Additionally, these factors have contributed to the development of Chicago’s motor industry. Obviously, with the right infrastructure and incentives in place, Chicago can continue to attract new companies and investments in the automotive industry, creating jobs and economic growth for the city.

Right from the beginning, Chicago has been a hub of innovation in the motor industry. Many of the advances in automotive engineering and technology were developed here. It was Henry Ford's innovative production line that revolutionized the industry. The very first production plant was located in Chicago. Undoubtedly, Chicago has long been a powerhouse in the automotive industry. From its historic car factories to its leading auto parts companies, the city has been a leader in the auto industry. As such, Chicago is home to some of the most innovative and successful automotive companies in the world.

Chicago’s leadership in the production of cars and trucks, as well as in the development of auto parts and components, is undeniable. The city boasts a thriving auto parts industry, with companies like Daimler, Ford, GM, and Fiat Chrysler all having headquarters or operations in Chicago. The city is home to many other auto companies in the world, such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. The companies manufacture, design, and test the latest in automotive technology here. Chicago is also home to many auto racing teams, including the World of Outlaws and the IndyCar Series. Further, Chicago hosts major auto shows, such as the Chicago Auto Show, which is held annually. The event showcases the latest in automotive technology and design. It also attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Further, Chicago hosts a number of car clubs; these include the Chicago Roadsters and the North American Motor Club. These clubs bring many car enthusiasts together. They can share their passion for cars and discuss the latest news, trends, and developments in the automotive industry. Truly speaking, Chicago's motor industry is an important part of the city's and national economy. The enterprise provides employment for thousands of people. It generates billions in revenue each year. The industry is the source of many innovations in automotive engineering and technology; it plays a central role in the city's identity and culture.

As noted, Chicago is home to several world-leading automotive suppliers. These include the likes of General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Volkswagen and others. While these companies are all based in Michigan, they have operations in Chicago as well. The industries include the development and manufacturing of parts, components and services for their vehicles. Many other automotive companies have chosen to locate in Chicago. The companies include Toyota, Honda and Kia, which have large parts and component-manufacturing facilities in the city. The companies have been able to take advantage of the city’s infrastructure and incentives to locate their business in Chicago.

Chicago has also seen the emergence of new automotive players in recent years. This includes companies such as Rivian Motors (image) and Faraday Future. Both work on electric vehicles and components; they are among the enterprises that have chosen to locate their operations in Chicago. In addition to automotive manufacturing and component suppliers, Chicago is home to some of the world's leading research and development centres. The Chicago University and the Argonne National Laboratory are two major research institutions in the city, both of which are heavily involved in the automotive industry. The city is home to several advanced manufacturing and engineering firms. Among these is Exelon, which has been involved in developing new materials and technologies for the automotive industry.

Certainly, with its vibrant auto industry, Chicago is a pleasant place to live, work, and visit. Whether you're a car enthusiast or an auto parts supplier, you can find a place in this lively city.

Kia Donates to Help Shelter Animals Find Homes

Kia Donates to Help Shelter Animals Find Homes

Kia America announced today that 22,422 shelter animals nationwide have been placed in their forever homes thanks to the brand's year-long partnership with The Petfinder Foundation. Launched in February 2022 as part of Kia's Super Bowl ad starring "Robo Dog," Kia's $500,000 donation helped cover adoption costs.

"Kia is dedicated to giving back and helping more than 22,000 shelter animals find new homes is proof that initiatives like this work and improve local communities, in this instance by easing the burden of overcrowding on local animal shelters nationwide," said Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia America.

In a first for the brand, Kia also developed a series of NFTs based on "Robo Dog", the robot puppy and star of Kia's Super Bowl spot for the all-electric Kia EV6. In addition to making 10,000 NFTs available for free, the brand also released an additional 10,000 generative NFTs. These unique designs were available for purchase with 90-percent of all primary sales proceeds benefiting The Petfinder Foundation to help animals in need find their forever homes. In addition, a 10-percent royalty was written into the smart contract on the blockchain, so whenever a Robo Dog NFT across the series was resold on a participating secondary market, The Petfinder Foundation once again benefitted. Sales of Kia's NFTs amounted to an additional $100,000 donation for The Petfinder Foundation.

"We are so honored to partner with Kia America. Their generous donation helped countless animals find loving and forever homes in 2022," said Toni Morgan, Executive Director, The Petfinder Foundation.

Kia's Accelerate The Good charitable initiative has donated more than $14 million to various causes since 2019. Most recently, Kia announced a minimum donation of $1 million to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, marking the third act of giving to St. Jude's this year. Previous donations to the organization were announced as part of the 10 millionth Kia vehicle sold in the U.S., and again as part of the groundbreaking announcement for a new assembly plant in the state of Georgia.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electrified vehicles sold through a network of over 750 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.

No Kid Hungry Kick Off Holiday Campaign

No Kid Hungry Kick Off Holiday Campaign

Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE:CCO) today announced it has teamed again with No Kid Hungry, the only national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America, to launch a digital out-of-home (DOOH) media campaign that connects kids to free, healthy meals in their local community during the holiday season.

While the number of children living with hunger dropped in 2021 post pandemic, recent data show food insecurity is on the rise again in 2022. Today, 1 in 8 kids in America is at risk of hunger. The ongoing collaboration between CCOA and No Kid Hungry will help ensure our nation's children get the meals they need to stay healthy, grow and thrive all year round.

This year's holiday campaign will drive greater awareness of No Kid Hungry's online Free Meals Finder - a food assistance locator and interactive map where families can easily find free meals being served by schools and organizations near them. CCOA will run the campaign across its digital media displays in major markets and airports across the country through year's end.

"Clear Channel Outdoor continues to be instrumental in helping us reach families seeking meals during some of the most critical times of year," said Diana Hovey, senior vice president of corporate partnerships at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. "As 9 million children face hunger in the U.S., the holidays can present even more stress around putting food on the table. This season, as families move about their communities or travel out of town, we're grateful for this elevated visibility for our Free Meals Finder and the increased potential to reach more families."

"Healthy food is one of the most basic needs for our youth, but many families in our communities continue to struggle with getting access to resources to help feed and nurture their children," said Dan Levi, CMO & EVP, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas. "By working together with No Kid Hungry, we're using our platform to reach these families and direct them to local community meals programs so they can have a happier, hunger-free holiday for their kids."

To find out how you can support No Kid Hungry's work in ending childhood hunger, visit NoKidHungry.org. If you are in need of food assistance, visit NoKidHungry.org/Help.

About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But millions of kids in the United States live with hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.  

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. is at the forefront of driving innovation in the out-of-home advertising industry. Our dynamic advertising platform is broadening the pool of advertisers using our medium through the expansion of digital billboards and displays and the integration of data analytics and programmatic capabilities that deliver measurable campaigns that are simpler to buy. By leveraging the scale, reach and flexibility of our diverse portfolio of assets, we connect advertisers with millions of consumers every month across more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 24 countries.