Wednesday, January 29, 2020
FLORIDA NEWS

FLORIDA NEWS

Florida business and government news.

FLORIDA NEWS

FLORIDA NEWS
Florida business and government news.
Frisky Cat Cafe - Augustine, Florida

New ‘Frisky Cat Cafe’ in St. Augustine Combines Cats and Coffee – What’s Not to Like?

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Small Lives Matter Kitten Rescue Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization specializing in saving sick and orphaned kittens, announces that they are partnering with Whiskers Cafe, LLC and Bold Bean Coffee Roasters to open Frisky Cat Cafe at 1092 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd. in St. Augustine, Florida. It's a first-of-its-kind cat cafe, combining a coffee beverage cafe with a cat lounge.
Papa inc and Priority Health

Papa Inc. & Priority Health Announce Partnership Launch to Offer Senior Citizens More Freedom to Age in Place

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Papa Inc., a nationwide provider for seniors and caregivers announced today its newest partnership with Priority Health. Papa will provide "Grandkids On-Demand" for Priority Health's PriorityMedicare Edge and PriorityMedicare Ideal Medicare Advantage plan members.
Santa Fe Suites

Santa Fe Suites Celebrates Tenth Anniversary in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Santa Fe Suites, a health care executive office suite complex, is celebrating their 10th Anniversary in Delray Beach. The suites house 22 businesses with spa and health services functions that also features 65 parking spaces. The first floor offers salon services that include haircuts and styling, waxing, nail treatments, facials and skin care treatments, and massages.
Oscar Mike CEO Noah Currier with NMEDA's Amy Schoppman

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Assoc. Inks Partnership with Oscar Mike Foundation

TAMPA, Fla., /Florida Newswire/ -- The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the Oscar Mike Foundation (OMF) establishing NMEDA as the Official Vehicle Sponsor for OMF's signature event, the United States Quad Rugby Association National Championships.
Papa Inc and Alignment Health Plan

Papa Inc. Launches ‘Grandkids On-Demand’ with Alignment Healthcare for Medicare Advantage Members

MIAMI, Fla., /Florida Newswire/ -- Papa Inc., a leading provider for seniors and caregivers nationwide, announced today its partnership with Alignment Healthcare to provide "Grandkids On-Demand" for qualifying members of its Medicare Advantage plans. A soft launch kicked off in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2019, with expansion to additional membership on Jan. 1, 2020.
Papa Inc and HIGI

Papa Inc. Partners with Higi to Support Health Screenings and Ongoing Support for Senior Citizens

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Papa Inc., a leading provider for seniors and caregivers nationwide announced today its newest partnership with Higi, a healthcare technology company that operates a nationwide network of Smart Health Stations. Papa Members can now visit Higi's 10,000 stations, publicly available at grocery, pharmacy, and other community locations with assistance in transportation and technology usage from a Papa Pal.
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.

Current Builders Announces New Executive Hires at Growing South Florida General Contractor

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Current Builders, a general contractor based in Pompano Beach, today announced three key additions to its management team. Deborah Hampton joins the firm as the Risk and Safety Director, a newly expanded role and the first woman to hold the position in the company's 47-year history.
Hot Diggity Dog!

Hot Diggity Dog! Toy Character, the All-American Airedale, Launches Nationwide

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Dating back to the late 19th century we've all heard and possibly even used the phrase "Hot Diggity Dog." The phrase is used as an exclamation of surprise and delight. Today, A Good Health Company, Inc. (DBA Hot Diggity Dog Entertainment) would like to take this opportunity to introduce on a national level, the character "HOT DIGGITY DOG!" The All-American Airedale.
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.
Chief Revenue Officer Vince Furey

OpenClose’s Chief Revenue Officer Vince Furey Wins 2019 HousingWire Vanguard Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that its chief revenue officer (CRO), Vince Furey, has been selected by HousingWire as one of its 2019 Vanguard Award winners.

Bill Dehlinger joins RMA as Associate Broker to lead the firm’s real estate projects in Central Florida

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- RMA is pleased to announce that real estate expert Bill Dehlinger has joined the team to lead the firm's real estate projects in Central Florida. Dehlinger, who is currently the Florida Vice President of Operations for the CCIM Institute in Florida, will be focusing on several major projects for city and private clients including Deltona and Winter Park.

Florida Blue and Papa Inc. Partner to Address Social Isolation, Improve Senior Health Outcomes

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, announced today that it is partnering with Papa, a nationwide provider of senior services, to offer Florida Blue members in select Medicare Advantage plans assistance with transportation, house chores, companionship and other senior support services.
FILM - Christians in the Mirror

Christian Film Producers Target Audiences in Digital Spaces with ‘Christians in the Mirror,’ a first-of-its-kind Independent Documentary

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- "Christians in the Mirror," a first-of-its-kind independent documentary produced by Joshuacord, Inc. and In Altum Productions, takes a hard look at how America and the West have not been very involved in the global persecution of Christians. The producers say they're creating a social media marketing plan for this indie film that interviews Christians from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
First Ever Tampa Truck Pull

Registration Open For The First Ever Tampa Truck Pull – will be held at Tampa Joe’s Restaurant and Sports Bar

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for the first-ever Tampa Truck Pull, presented by First Class Moving Systems. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at Tampa Joe's Restaurant and Sports Bar (9316 Anderson Road, Tampa, FL 33634) on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
RITA Medspa

Rita Medical Elite, Sarasota’s Premier Med Spa, Announces Grand Holiday Event to Celebrate Expansion

SARASOTA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Rita Medical Elite is pleased to announce that it will hold a celebratory Holiday Event showcasing its newly completed medical spa with an expanded menu of aesthetic services on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Due to limited space, those wanting to enjoy the festivities must call in advance to place their name on the guest list.
Women Leaders in Medical Marijuana Industry

American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted Over 300 Attendees and Physicians

ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association (AMMPA) held their 3rd Annual Conference on October 4-6 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. More than 300 medical marijuana practitioners and physicians from across the nation and other countries around the world attended the 3-day conference.
papa inc and HomeThrive

Papa and HomeThrive Launch Strateg Partnership to Better Support Loved Ones Aging in Place

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Papa Inc., a nationwide provider of services for seniors and caregivers announced today its newest partnership with HomeThrive. The launch will begin November 11, 2019 in Illinois, Michigan and Florida where Papa Pals will work with HomeThrive and their clients to provide Papa's companionship and in-home support services.
Hans van der Sluijs

Hans van der Sluijs Joins Biomaterials Firm, BioTork, as Chief Development Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- BioTork, the leading evolution biotechnology company, today announced that biotech executive Hans van der Sluijs has joined the company as Chief Development Officer. Hans brings over 20 years of international business leadership experience, with a focus on business development, management, and building strategic alliances/partnerships.
Dr. Craig Spodak

Dental Expert Dr. Craig Spodak Named Align Technology Faculty Member

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Dr. Craig Spodak, dentist at Spodak Dental Group, was recently named a member of Align Technology's North American Faculty. He is considered an expert in his field and joins a group of elite dentists, orthodontists and team educators across the world, and is among one of only a few Align Faculty Members in Florida.

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