Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Covering Florida Business, Entertainment, Finance, Non-Profit and Technology News

FLORIDA BUSINESS

OpenClose Chris Olsen - 40 Under Forty

Mortgage Tech Provider OpenClose Experiences Significant Growth and Continues Adding Award Winning Talent

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- OpenClose®, the leading mortgage fintech provider and multi-channel loan origination system (LOS), with nearly 20 years of successful implementations, announced that their newly tapped VP of Sales Engineering, Chris Olsen, was honored by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine as one of the '40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40.'
Uown Leasing

Shepard Capital Partners announces 777 Partners Acquisition of Uown Leasing

MIAMI, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- 777 Partners, a Miami based investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Uown Leasing ("Uown"), from Shepard Capital Partners. Uown, a lease-to-own company based in Tampa, was founded in 2008.
UpsideHōM

UpsideHōM Launches Innovative Senior Living Solution In South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- UpsideHōM has officially launched in the United States. The fully managed, shared living concept for senior citizens is an entirely new approach to senior living. The company utilizes standalone single-family homes in lively neighborhoods and provides a turnkey and frictionless living experience for those who desire simplified living, later in life.
Beach Floor & Decor Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

Beach Floor & Decor in Sanibel Florida Earns 2020 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award

SANIBEL, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Beach Floor & Decor of Sanibel, Florida has won a "Best Of Houzz" award for Outstanding Customer Service" on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design.
Frisky Cat Cafe

Frisky Cat Café Opening in St Augustine FL with Purrrfect Coffee and Purring

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Frisky Cat Café is just a few short weeks away from being the first cat café in St Augustine. Never heard of a cat café? Now's the chance to experience one. And, there are more coming to cities around the country. Frisky Cat Café is partnering with Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and will be located at 1092 S. Ponce De Leon.
iTrinegy to Exhibit at SD-WAN Expo

iTrinegy to Exhibit its Software-Defined Test Networks at SD-WAN Expo Florida 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- iTrinegy announced today that it will be showcasing its Software-Defined Test Networks at SD-WAN Expo being held February 11 - 14, 2020 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Current Builders - Aura Boca Colonnade

Florida General Contractor, Current Builders, Introduces Innovative Parking Garage Building Technique

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Current Builders has introduced a new time-saving technique to build parking garages using a "column hung shoring system." The award-winning general contractor based in Florida, recently topped out their Aura Boca project.

FLORIDA GOVERNMENT

Board Members Adria D. Starkey, Chris Kinsley, Executive Director Kevin Thompson, Governor Ron DeSantis, Board Chairman John D. Rood and Chancellor Kathy Hebda

Fla. Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.3B in Savings for Florida Prepaid Customers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Prepaid College Board will lower Prepaid Plan prices by $1.3 billion, a reduction benefitting 224,000 current customers. Nearly half of the affected families will have refunds available totaling more than $500 million.
Portland Industrial Park at Deltona

RMA Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Strategies in Florida that Helped Secure Amazon Deal for City of Deltona

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- RMA has revealed the international deal-making that was required to secure an Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) distribution center as the anchor for the new Portland Industrial Park in Deltona, Florida. RMA's economic development and real estate project management team brokered the deal between DOT Properties headquartered in Australia; Seefried Industrial Properties, the developer for Amazon; and the City.
UpsideHōM

UpsideHōM Launches Innovative Senior Living Solution In South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- UpsideHōM has officially launched in the United States. The fully managed, shared living concept for senior citizens is an entirely new approach to senior living. The company utilizes standalone single-family homes in lively neighborhoods and provides a turnkey and frictionless living experience for those who desire simplified living, later in life.
Beach Floor & Decor Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

Beach Floor & Decor in Sanibel Florida Earns 2020 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award

SANIBEL, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Beach Floor & Decor of Sanibel, Florida has won a "Best Of Houzz" award for Outstanding Customer Service" on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design.
Frisky Cat Cafe

Frisky Cat Café Opening in St Augustine FL with Purrrfect Coffee and Purring

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Frisky Cat Café is just a few short weeks away from being the first cat café in St Augustine. Never heard of a cat café? Now's the chance to experience one. And, there are more coming to cities around the country. Frisky Cat Café is partnering with Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and will be located at 1092 S. Ponce De Leon.
iTrinegy to Exhibit at SD-WAN Expo

iTrinegy to Exhibit its Software-Defined Test Networks at SD-WAN Expo Florida 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- iTrinegy announced today that it will be showcasing its Software-Defined Test Networks at SD-WAN Expo being held February 11 - 14, 2020 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

NATIONAL NEWS

IT'S THE WEATHER

Tallahassee, FL
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