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Vikas Rao of Dark Matter Technologies

Dark Matter Technologies appoints Vikas Rao, former Ellie Mae exec, as deputy chief product officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter) today announced the appointment of Vikas Rao as deputy chief product officer. Reporting directly to Chief Product Officer Stephanie Durflinger, Rao is charged with overseeing enhancements to the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) and establishing Dark Matter's developer community, which will help lenders embed automation deeper in their origination workflows and more tightly integrate their systems using open application programming interfaces (APIs) and widgets.
Dark Matter Technologies and Monterra Credit Union

Monterra Credit Union elevates customer experiences with the Empower LOS from Dark Matter Technologies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced that Monterra Credit Union (Monterra CU), a full-service financial institution serving members throughout San Mateo County, California, the City of Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay Area, has selected the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) for mortgage loan, home-equity loan and home-equity line of credit (HELOC) originations.
Decline in New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Projects

Decline in New U.S. Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Projects in April 2024

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Industrial SalesLeads announced today the April 2024 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 110 new projects as compared to 174 in March 2024.
RMA Hired by City of Sarasota

RMA Hired by City of Sarasota – Firm to Execute Economic Development Market Analysis and Visioning

SARASOTA, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com), is proud to have been selected by the City of Sarasota to conduct an Economic Development Market Analysis and Visioning for the City, including its business districts and neighborhoods.
Southern Fried Poetry Slam Comes to Town

Pompano Beach Sizzles as 32nd Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam Comes to Town

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- The nation's hottest wordsmiths are descending upon the City of Pompano Beach for the 32nd Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam. Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that this electrifying four-day festival will take place June 12-15, 2024. This celebration of spoken word, performance poetry, and the power of community attracts over 200 poets from around the country who will battle it out for bragging rights and a chance to be crowned champion.
Dark Matter Technologies and Total Expert partner

Dark Matter Technologies and Total Expert partner to boost lender revenue with best-in-class mortgage automation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter) today announced a new strategic partnership with Total Expert, the customer engagement platform purpose-built for modern financial institutions. A forthcoming bi-directional integration between Total Expert and the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) from Dark Matter will empower mortgage lenders to generate more leads, improve sales productivity and close more loans by intelligently automating and personalizing the homebuyer journey.
Concordia

Concordia partners with the Fund for Nature, focusing on the Concordia Amazonas Initiative

MIAMI, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- This morning at its 2024 Americas Summit, Concordia - the leading public-private sector convener - announced a partnership with CrossBoundary Group's Fund for Nature (FFN). The announcement was made publicly during the session Expanding Access to Capital for Nature-Based Carbon Projects featuring H.E. Iván Duque, Former President of the Republic of Colombia and Chair of the Concordia Amazonas Initiative, Kate Wharton, Managing Director and Head of Natural Capital at CrossBoundary, and Matthew Swift, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Concordia.
Realfinity

Realfinity and OnCourse Learning to Make Dual-Licensing a Reality for Real Estate Pros

MIAMI, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Realfinity, a platform that facilitates dual-licensing for real estate agents, and OnCourse Learning, a comprehensive financial services education provider, are excited to unveil a strategic partnership to redefine mortgage education, training, and testing. This alliance presents a career opportunity for real estate agents to become dual-licensed mortgage loan originators. The combination of both roles aims to provide consumers with increased opportunities and full transparency in their residential real estate transactions.
Dr. Melissa Prutch

Dr. Melissa Prutch Steps Into Excellence with Modern Foot & Ankle, serving Lutz and Westchase Florida

LUTZ and WESTCHASE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Modern Foot & Ankle, a leading podiatric group with offices in Florida and Texas, proudly announces the addition of Melissa Prutch, DPM, to its esteemed team of foot and ankle specialists. Dr. Prutch brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to patient care to the practice, further enhancing its mission to provide high-quality podiatric healthcare to the communities it serves.
Spodak Dental Group Celebrates Earth Month with 11th Annual Beach Cleanup

Delray Beach’s Spodak Dental Group Celebrates Earth Month with 11th Annual Beach Cleanup

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- The Spodak Dental Group team participated in their 11th Annual Beach Cleanup as part of Earth Month, with a goal to help rid waste on Delray Beach's local beach. The cleanup was held Saturday, April 6 at Delray Beach, South Tower 3, and a team of 67 volunteers picked up more than 200 pounds of trash.
Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news

Q1 2024 Ends Strong with March Producing 174 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Projects, according to I.S. Research

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Industrial SalesLeads announced today the March 2024 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 174 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector as compared to 150 in February 2024.
Chinola Mango Liqueur Flavor

Award-Winning Chinola Fresh Fruit Liqueurs Introduces Chinola Mango Liqueur Flavor

MIAMI, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Chinola Fresh Fruit Liqueurs announces today the release of Chinola® Mango Liqueur. The artisanal fresh fruit liqueur is meticulously crafted from a distinct blend of mangoes that only grow once a year, plus a touch of passion fruit. In recent years, Chinola Fresh Fruit Liqueurs' continued double-digit growth underscores the brand's commitment to sharing the beloved tropical flavors of the Dominican Republic with cocktail enthusiasts worldwide.
Bill Warden of Dark Matter Technologies

Bill Warden of Dark Matter Technologies among The Top 25 CFOs of Jacksonville FL

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bill Warden has been recognized on the 2024 list of The Top 25 CFOs of Jacksonville. The Top CFOs awards program honors highly respected CFOs who have driven growth in their companies and the city's business community, solidifying Jacksonville as an economic giant.
The Cloud zero-emission Electric Bus

City of Hallandale Beach announces acquisition of nine cutting-edge electric buses, the only fully electric bus fleet owned by any municipality...

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Hallandale Beach is the gateway of Broward County in sunny south Florida, a city pulsating with life and innovation. Progress continues to be at the forefront of this City, as Hallandale Beach proudly announces the acquisition of nine (9) cutting-edge electric buses, the largest electric bus fleet owned by any municipality in Florida. The all-electric fleet isn't just about upgrading transit; it's about shaping a safe, reliable, and environmentally conscious community.
Food and Beverage Feb 2024 Report

Food & Beverage Industrial Planned Projects Remains Steady with 66 Projects in February 2024, Says Industrial SalesLeads

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Industrial SalesLeads announced today the February 2024 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Food and Beverage industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects.
Dr. Trevor Baddaloo of Modern Foot and Ankle

Sports Medicine Podiatrist to Serve Kissimmee, Lake Nona Communities with Modern Foot & Ankle

KISSIMMEE and LAKE NONA, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Trevor Baddaloo, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist who previously worked with the Miami Heat, recently joined Florida podiatric group Modern Foot & Ankle and will begin seeing patients on Monday. Skilled in all facets of podiatric healthcare, Dr. Baddaloo also has a special interest in wound care, diabetic foot care, minimally-invasive procedures, and, most notably, sports medicine.
150 New U.S. Industrial Manufacturing Planned Projects in IS Report

February 2024 Jumps to a Strong 150 New U.S. Industrial Manufacturing Planned Projects in IS Report

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Industrial SalesLeads announced today the February 2024 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 150 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector as compared to 150 in January 2024.
Donald Adamov, DPM

Longstanding Spring Hill, Florida, Podiatrist, Donald Adamov, DPM, Is Now Part of Modern Foot & Ankle

SPRING HILL, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Modern Foot & Ankle has entered Hernando County. A top Spring Hill, Florida, podiatrist, Donald Adamov, DPM, recently joined Modern Foot & Ankle, which now operates the location of his former clinic. Dr. Adamov will continue to serve as the sole practitioner of the office while leveraging the group's advanced resources to better help his established and new patients.
66 New Food and Beverage Industry Planned Projects

Jan. 2024 Remains Steady with 66 New Food & Beverage Industry Planned Projects

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Industrial SalesLeads announced today the January 2024 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Food and Beverage industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 66 new projects in the Food and Beverage sector as compared to 67 in December 2023.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

With 3 Ripley’s titles removed and flagged for review in Florida public school district, Ripley’s offers books to all Florida residents

Escambia County, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ NEWS -- According to a news announcement this week from Ripley's, officials in Florida’s Escambia County Public Schools district have recently plunged into a literary adventure of their own: removing and flagging over 1,600 books for review and potential banning. In a weird plot twist, this includes eight encyclopedias, five dictionaries, and hundreds of reference books – including three of "Ripley’s Believe It or Not!" titles.

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