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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

NMEDA Non-Profit Announces New Safety-Reviewed Wheelchair Vehicle Resource

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) announced today the debut of an online resource designed to help people with disabilities and their caregivers make informed choices when shopping for a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Chris Olsen Joins OpenClose

Finance Industry Veteran Chris Olsen Joins OpenClose as VP of Sales Engineering

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- OpenCloseOpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it added technology veteran Chris Olsen to help further expand its sales department. Chris holds the newly created position of vice president of sales engineering.
Top Villas

Best U.S. Theme Parks for 2019 Celebrated in inaugural Top Villas Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Top Villas, one of the world's leading luxury villa rental specialists, has unveiled its ranking of the best theme parks to visit in the United States through the inaugural Theme Park Awards.

Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida, Selects EDUPOINT Synergy Education Platform

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) has selected the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint(R) Educational Systems for its K-12 student information management needs. The district's Synergy solution will include Synergy Student Information System and Synergy Special Education in a cloud-hosted environment.
Muhle AOPA Aerosport Watch

AOPA, the Largest Aircraft Association and Muhle-Glashutte Create Unique Pilot Watch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- A sleek and powerful pilots watch, designed by pilots. The team at AOPA (The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the world's largest association for aviation enthusiast and pilots) designed this watch with Muhle Glashutte the legendary watch manufacturer. This limited edition of 500 pieces is to be released in celebration of the 80th anniversary of AOPA.
CEO Elizabeth Karwowski

CEO Elizabeth Karwowski of Get Credit Healthy Selected ‘Woman With Vision Award’ Winner

SUNRISE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Fin-tech company, Get Credit Healthy, Inc., (a subsidiary of Beta Music Group Inc. OTC PINK: BEMG) announces CEO Elizabeth Karwowski, has been selected as a winner of the Women With Vision Award, to be presented live, during the Vision Summit on September 25 in Tampa, Florida.
ARMCO

ARMCO QC Trends Report Q1-19: Loan Quality Corrects with Market’s Upturn

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, announced the release of the quarterly ARMCO Mortgage QC Trends Report. The latest report covers first quarter (Q1) 2019 and provides loan quality findings for mortgages reviewed by ACES Audit Technology(TM).

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