Thursday, February 22, 2018
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FLORIDA NEWS

FLORIDA NEWS
Florida business and government news.
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.
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.
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.
Claim Forward

Claim Forward asks: Will Victims of Irma Also Be Subject to Insurance Policy Renewal Surcharges?

BRADENTON, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Nearly 500,000 residential property owners across the State of Florida have already incurred substantial out-of-pocket expenses due Irma losses because of high hurricane claim deductibles, according to Consumer Insurance Trust LLC (Claim Forward). The standard hurricane deductible across most insurers is usually 2 percent of the dwelling value.
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Wins

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Wins 2018 AUSV ‘VETTY’ Award

WILLISTON, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, located in Williston, Fla. On January 20, 2018 its Founder and CEO, Carol Borden and National Canine Program Director, Nate Burney were at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. to accept the 2018 VETTY Award for outstanding efforts in Veterans Mental Health.
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.
Spodak Dental Group of Delray Beach

Spodak Dental Group of Delray Beach Named On Inc. Magazine’s 36th Inc. 5000

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Inc. magazine named Spodak Dental Group on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment- its independent small and midsized businesses.
Redevelopment Management Associates

RMA 2018 Redevelopment Plan for Naranja Lakes CRA Approved by Miami-Dade County Commissioners

MIAMI, Fla /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 10-1 to approve RMA's redevelopment plan for the Naranja Lakes CRA. The award-winning Pompano Beach-based redevelopment firm was hired by Miami-Dade County to write the plan for the recently expanded CRA area, which will contribute towards the development of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan in South Dade.
Jeffrey Schneider EA

IRS Lien and Levy Holiday is over says Jeffrey Schneider EA – If you owe back taxes, notices are coming again...

STUART, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- After a temporary break during the hurricanes and the holidays, the Liens, Levies and Garnishments that were held back by the IRS are starting again and will be en route to your mailbox to those that owe back taxes, says Jeffrey Schneider EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow, and principal at SFS Tax Problem Solutions.
Music Expo Miami

Music Expo 2018 comes back to Miami at SAE Institute

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Music Expo, the conference to inspire music makers, announced today its second Miami edition to be held March 24, 2018 at SAE Institute. Hosted in association with Sound On Sound Magazine, the all-day conference will feature production and mixing workshops, music business panels, product demos as well as a beat battle.
Adewale Adenle art

Historic Ali Cultural Arts Celebrates Black History Month 2018: ‘Beans, Rice & Gumbo’ Art Exhibition by Adewale Adenle

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is proud to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibition by Nigerian artist, Adewale Adenle. Beans, Rice and Gumbo: Facts, Fictions and Frictions of Black History narrates the history of blacks from the pre-slavery era through the present day. The exhibition runs from February 1, 2018 through March 29, 2018.
Clostridium difficile infection

C Diff Foundation Raises Clostridium difficile Infection Clinical Trial Awareness Worldwide for 2018

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The C Diff Foundation announced today that their organization has implemented a global campaign to raise awareness of Clostridium difficile infection (C.difficile) clinical trials, clinical studies, clinical research and observational studies evaluating interventions for C. difficile prevention, treatments, and environmental safety.
St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University groundbreaking ceremony welcomes new Gus Machado School of Business Complex

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- St. Thomas University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday, Jan. 24, for its new Gus Machado School of Business Complex. The new building will have state-of-the-art classrooms with a robust technology infrastructure. It will include a trading room and a global conference auditorium.
Spodak Dental Group in Delray Beach

Spodak Dental Group in Delray Beach Named VIP: Platinum Invisalign Provider

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Spodak Dental Group has been named a VIP: Platinum Provider of Invisalign(R) for 2018, which is the second highest distinction in the field. VIP: Platinum Providers make up a select few of all North American Invisalign(R) Providers and are among some of the most experienced. (VIDEO)
Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2018 ‘State of the State’ Address Covers Topics from Citrus Industry to Families

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Tues morning Jan 9, 2018 -- Good morning. I am honored to deliver my final state of the state today. I would first like to recognize: Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran. Speaker, I appreciate your commitment to cutting taxes and for fighting to make sure every Florida student can get a great education. Senate President Joe Negron. President, your focus on Lake Okeechobee and Florida’s environment will benefit countless Floridians and visitors for generations.

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