Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

FLORIDA BUSINESS

2018 Bark-A-Que

2018 Bark-A-Que comes to Naples with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs and Ben Allen Band

NAPLES, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Guardian Angels is proud to announce we will be hosting our Annual Bark-A-Que featuring The Ben Allen Band LIVE in concert! The event will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10-2. This fun afternoon event will be held at N. Collier Regional Park and includes an incredible BBQ lunch, provided by Mission BBQ, amazing silent auction, raffles and a chance to meet & greet with some of our Service Dog teams, to learn what they do, and how they help.
Now What? I Got a Tax Notice from the IRS. Help!

New Book ‘Now What? I Got a Tax Notice from the IRS. Help!’ released today by Jeffrey Schneider EA

STUART, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- SFS Tax Problem Solutions Press announces the release of "Now What? I Got a Tax Notice from the IRS. Help!" (ISBN: 978-0692997154) by Jeffrey Schneider. "Now What?" is available nationwide today in paperback. It will be published in an eBook edition in March and an audio book edition in June 2018.
OpenClose

OpenClose Bolsters Software Integration and Support Teams for its Loan Origination System (LOS)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- OpenClose(R), an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, announced that it has added staff to its integration and customer support departments. The new hires will help enhance OpenClose's existing software products, facilitate digital mortgage processes, produce fintech-level innovation and provide excellence in customer support. The company also recently added three senior software engineers to its development team.
Medical Care Alert

Medical Care Alert Named to University of Florida 2018 Gator100 List of Fastest Growing Companies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Medical Care Alert, a leading provider of medical alert systems to senior citizens nationwide, has been named to the University of Florida's Gator100 list of fastest growing alumni companies for the second year in a row.
Union Institute and University

Union Institute and University’s M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program now accredited by CACREP

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Union Institute & University's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is awarded accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.
American Icon Brewpub.

Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) Taps New Beer Trends to Combat Urban Blight

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- As the craft brewery trend matures, RMA ( Redevelopment Management Associates) is advising city leaders on the smartest ways to continuing tapping into the beer industry as a tool for revitalization. In states such as Florida, the full-service economic redevelopment firm, still sees growth potential for craft breweries. In other areas, the firm is guiding cities to develop attraction plans for distilleries, co-op breweries and brewpubs.
Miami Mold Specialist Adds ULV Particle Foggers

Miami Mold Specialist Adds ULV Particle Foggers and Heavy Duty Steam Cleaners to Mold Removal Arsenal

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Eco-friendly mold inspection, mold removal, and indoor environmental service provider in South Florida, Miami Mold Specialists, continues to enhance service offerings, updates HVAC mold removal protocols with new line of high tech equipment.

FLORIDA GOVERNMENT

FLA GOV SCOTT

Fla. Gov. Scott Announces 12 Appointments to Multiple State Boards Feb. 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- During the first week of Feb. 2018, Fla. Governor Rick Scott announced seven reappointments and five appointments to multiple state boards, including to the Board of Veterinary Medicine and University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.
Chris Brown and Kim Breisemeister

Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) Terminates Contract as Pompano Beach CRA Managers

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) today announced that they have terminated their contract as Managers to the Pompano Beach CRA, a position the firm has held since 2009. Despite the redevelopment agency's newsworthy success in transforming the city, the firm's principals, Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown, felt that terminating their contract was their only option due to the hostile environment that has been pervading the CRA meetings over the past few months. The termination letter submitted on February 1, 2018 will result in a 90-day transition period.
OpenClose

OpenClose Bolsters Software Integration and Support Teams for its Loan Origination System (LOS)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- OpenClose(R), an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, announced that it has added staff to its integration and customer support departments. The new hires will help enhance OpenClose's existing software products, facilitate digital mortgage processes, produce fintech-level innovation and provide excellence in customer support. The company also recently added three senior software engineers to its development team.
FLA GOV SCOTT

Fla. Gov. Scott Announces 12 Appointments to Multiple State Boards Feb. 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- During the first week of Feb. 2018, Fla. Governor Rick Scott announced seven reappointments and five appointments to multiple state boards, including to the Board of Veterinary Medicine and University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.
Medical Care Alert

Medical Care Alert Named to University of Florida 2018 Gator100 List of Fastest Growing Companies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Medical Care Alert, a leading provider of medical alert systems to senior citizens nationwide, has been named to the University of Florida's Gator100 list of fastest growing alumni companies for the second year in a row.
Union Institute and University

Union Institute and University’s M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program now accredited by CACREP

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Union Institute & University's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is awarded accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.

NATIONAL NEWS

IT'S THE WEATHER

Tallahassee, FL
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