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Christopher Laird Simmons is the founder and CEO of Neotrope® which is involved in entertainment and technology publishing and other media. He is a current member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He has written for a wide variety of national and regional print publications since 1984.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lost and Found Assemblage Artists of Northern California

Award-winning art book ‘Lost and Found Assemblage Artists of Northern California’ gets U.K. distribution

NAPLES, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Bajek Publisher Services is proud to announce their collaboration with Gazelle Book Services to bring "Lost and Found Assemblage Artists of Northern California" (ISBN: 978-0578337722) edited by Spencer Brewer and Esther Sigel, with photography by Larry R Wagner, to the United Kingdom.
The Other Side of Crisis by author Bob Herpe

94-Year-Old Florida Author, Bob Herpe, Releases Second Book, a Thrilling New Novel: ‘The Other Side of Crisis’

ORLANDO, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Acclaimed author and Orlando area resident Bob Herpe is thrilled to announce the release of his second book, "The Other Side of Crisis" (ISBN: 979-8350927269; Feb. 2024) Following the success of his debut novel, "Gravnick," which captivated readers after its 2019 release, Herpe's newest work promises to be an even more compelling and thought-provoking journey.
Realfinity (Real-Finity, Inc.)

Realfinity (Real-Finity, Inc.) Launches Dual-License Program for Real Estate Agents

MIAMI, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Real-Finity, Inc. ("Realfinity") is excited to announce the availability of its Dual-License Program enabling the integration of mortgage services for real estate agents. In the dynamic and increasingly challenging environment of real estate, agents are now able to take advantage of this innovative solution to combat pressure on their commissions and enhance their value proposition by offering mortgage services.
Dark Matter Technologies

CUSO Home Lending rolls out Dark Matter’s Empower LOS to support mortgage products

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- CUSO Home Lending has made Empower LOS, a cloud-based loan origination system from Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), available to its credit union owners. CUSO Home Lending is the first credit union service organization to leverage Empower's newly developed joint-venture feature, which allows credit unions to offer individualized branding, products and pricing while taking advantage of the efficiency and cost savings of their CUSO's shared services model.
fintech veteran Michael Housch

Dark Matter Technologies adds fintech veteran Michael Housch as chief risk and information security officer

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 the appointment of Michael Housch as chief risk and information security officer. Housch, a C-suite and information security veteran of two and a half decades, joins Dark Matter following an eight-year stint with Black Knight, Inc (acquired by Intercontinental Exchange).
Rapid Deployment Solutions

Rapid Deployment Solutions Announces its Sponsorship of the 2023 Special Olympics Race for Inclusion Miami

MIAMI and WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Rapid Deployment Solutions ("RDS") - a leading implementation partner with SAP Solutions for OpenText - is announcing its sponsorship of the 2023 Special Olympics Race for Inclusion on December 8, 2023, in Miami, FL.
Hallandale Beach CRA Launches Free Car Ride Service with FreeBee

Hallandale Beach CRA Launches Free Car Ride Service with FreeBee, to Boost Local Businesses

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is thrilled to announce its latest initiative to promote local exploration and enhance the city's vibrant community. As part of their ongoing commitment to providing residents and visitors with every opportunity to experience the best that Hallandale Beach offers, the CRA proudly announces Freebee.
Artists in Residence at BaCA

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) Introduces the 2023 / 2024 Artists in Residence

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to introduce the 2023/2024 class of the Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA). The AiR Program provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with the community.
Dark Matter Technologies

Dark Matter Technologies launch to revolutionize mortgage origination with cutting-edge tech and unparalleled automation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Dark Matter Technologies LLC, formerly Black Knight Origination Technologies LLC, was rebranded after it was acquired into the Perseus Operating Group (Perseus) of Constellation Software Inc. (Constellation). According to Rich Gagliano, Dark Matter Technologies' chief executive officer, the organization is on a mission to revolutionize the mortgage origination business by supporting, growing and aggressively innovating new and existing products including the popular AIVA® artificial intelligence solution and the comprehensive Empower® Loan Origination Platform.
Attorney David L. Goldman

Attorney David L. Goldman Recognized by Florida Trend as a 2023 ‘Legal Elite’

SARASOTA, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Attorney David L. Goldman, from the Sarasota Florida law firm of Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh, has been recognized as a Florida Trend Magazine's 2023 Legal Elite. Factors reviewed by the panel include the candidate's expertise, ethics, and dedication to the Florida justice system.
Florida Classrooms - Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko

Florida back to school 2023 is missing nearly 7,000 teachers, due to Gov. DeSantis’ anti-education agenda

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Each child gets only one first day of kindergarten, one first day of middle school and one first day of their senior year. Florida’s educators are dedicated to making sure each of those first days, and every school day that follows, are full of learning and joy. Unfortunately, thousands of students will show up to their first day of school in Florida this year to find they don’t have a permanent teacher, says the Florida Education Association (FEA).

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