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RMA Attends ICMA Annual Conference – Will Address Market-Based Zoning and Implementing Redevelopment, Meet with Local Government Decision Makers

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates is excited to announce that Kim Briesemeister and Kevin Crowder will be speaking at the 103rd Annual Conference of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. RMA team members will also be welcoming key government officials to learn more about creating successful cities during the event being held in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 22-25. Highlights include the Economic Development Approach to Craft Breweries.

RMA to Present Strategic Development Plan for Bimini Basin

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (www.rma.us.com) will be presenting its proposed Strategic Development Plan for Bimini Basin at a joint workshop before the City of Cape Coral and the South Cape Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. RMA was hired by the city to create an implementation plan to spur redevelopment of the waterfront area and create a destination for Cape Coral, which would include a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops, and entertainment.

RMA to Speak at FRA Annual Conference: Team to Address Branding, Retail Therapy, Attracting Restaurants and Measuring Redevelopment Success

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates, based in Pompano Beach, will be sending several team members to speak at the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Annual Conference, which will take place in Daytona Beach from October 18-20, 2017. This prestigious gathering of the top redevelopment experts in the state features a series of informative seminars.

City of Lake Forest votes to enter into agreement with 5 Bars to accelerate small cell wireless coverage and protect assets

IRVINE, Calif., Oct 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing, and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the City of Lake Forest.

Forward thinking Cities of Beaumont and Dinuba are accelerating small cell wireless coverage and protecting their assets with 5 Bars

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced agreements to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the City of Beaumont and the City of Dinuba.

Best College Town in America, San Luis Obispo enters into Agreement with 5 Bars to Accelerate Small Cell Wireless Coverage

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the City of San Luis Obispo.

Bonneville GOP Legislative District sends nominees to replace Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis to Governor C.L. Butch Otter

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 29, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Republican Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis of Legislative District 33 was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the State of Idaho on September 22, 2017, creating a vacancy in the state Senate when Senator Davis resigned on September 21, 2017, the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee announced today.

C Diff Foundation Knocks on Governor’s Doors Nationwide to Proclaim the Month of November for Clostridium difficile Infection Awareness

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Sept. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation welcomes November 2017 as Clostridium difficile Awareness Month and it is an exciting time for patients, families, clinicians, and organizations. Governors in several states honor our efforts by signing proclamations declaring November to be Clostridium difficile Awareness Month in their states.

Bonneville GOP Announces City Candidate Forum

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bonneville County Republican Central Committee has set the Idaho Falls City Council Forum on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. and the Mayoral Forum October 5 at 6:30 p.m. All forums will be held at the Bonneville County Commissioner’s Chamber at 605 North Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Six California Cities Enter Into Agreements with 5 Bars to Accelerate Small Cell Wireless Coverage and Protect Assets

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced agreements to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the Cities of Alameda, Clovis, Hemet, Roseville, San Bernardino and Visalia.

5 Bars and City of St. Louis announce agreement to accelerate small cell wireless infrastructure for the citizens of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset management, marketing agreements and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to develop a wireless master plan and manage small cell wireless infrastructure for the City of St. Louis, Mo.

Unity National Bank Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Unity National Bank for the construction of Tipp City’s new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

Multiple Central Valley California Cities Enter into Agreements with 5 Bars to Accelerate and Enhance Small Cell Wireless Coverage

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Merced, the City of Tulare and the City of Ripon.

Multiple Los Angeles County Cities Enter Into Agreement with 5 Bars to Accelerate and Enhance Wireless Coverage

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for City of West Covina, City of Santa Fe Springs and City of Industry.

For those in Paradise, staying connected is a must! Palm Springs votes unanimously to develop a small cell wireless program

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Palm Springs, California.

City of Berkeley CA Votes Unanimously to Enter into Agreement with 5 Bars to Develop Marketing Plan and Small Cell Program

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Berkeley, California. Throughout its history, Berkeley has been known for introducing creative change, that has later been adopted by other cities.

Mesa Public Schools (AZ) Expands Edupoint Synergy Solution to Include Online Registration

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Mesa Public Schools to implement the company’s Synergy Online Registration solution. Synergy Online Registration will augment Mesa’s existing implementation of the fully-integrated Synergy Education Platform.

EPIC Insurance Plays Key Role in Launching New Employee Wellness Center for the City of Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC client the City of Atlanta recently celebrated the grand opening of a new Wellness Center for city employees. This 12,000-square foot facility is located in the City Plaza building across from Atlanta’s City Hall.

Recent Social Unrest Inspires ‘Fear Google’ Artist to ‘Grave Rob’ Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee for Work of Art

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A ground-breaking work of art by the “Fear Google” artist XVALA is set to be debuted on August 19 during the March on Google in Mountain View, California. Dubbed “The Diversity Belt,” XVALA plans to wear his latest work of art in public at the March On Google to publicly share his point of view regarding Americans’ First Amendment rights.

Fallen Officer’s Memory Kept Alive Through Mark Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sergeant Orrlando Mayes with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is the 2017 recipient of the Mark Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement, the Union Institute & University announced today. The graduation was held Sunday, August 13 where the award was presented.

Dr. Harte and the ‘Health Care’ Debate – A Loss of Health AND Liberty

CORTE MADERA, Calif., July 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is offended by the current debate on so-called “health care,” and thinks that you should be, too. “This is a created, an imagined problem of government being responsible for propping up an already highly profitable industry – Medicine,” according to Dr. Harte.

OC Great Park Takes One More Step Towards Becoming a World-Renowned Metropolitan Park with Small Cells Wireless Coverage

IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Marketing Plan for the OC Great Park. Owned by the City of Irvine in California, The Great Park is a 1,300 acre arts and sport recreational hub currently in development to be the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.

5 Bars Communities to Develop Wireless Marketing Plan and Accelerate Small Cell Deployment for the City of Irvine CA

IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Marketing Plan for the City of Irvine. Irvine is known as the premier master planned city in America, with award winning schools and a “safe city” designation.

City of Placentia CA Votes 5-0 to Enter Into Agreement with 5 Bars to Develop Wireless Master and Marketing Plan

IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities, as a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing agreements and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today Placentia’s City Council unanimously voted to authorize staff to enter into an agreement with 5 Bars Communities.

Dania Beach CRA Issues RFQ for Real Estate Developer for Downtown City Center

DANIA BEACH, Fla., July 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) invites interested parties to participate in a public private partnership and submit qualifications (RFQ) for the redevelopment of property known as the Dania Beach City Center. This 4.5-acre site is owned by the City of Dania Beach.

Pompano Beach Parking Garage Designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Celebrates First Anniversary

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One year ago, South Floridians were introduced to one of the most stylish parking garages ever built. The Pompano Beach parking garage, designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, drew raves for its “wow” factor focal points including large Led-lit canvas sails that wrapped the exterior, a giant fish mural and a glass elevator.

Pompano Beach CRA and Urban Land Institute Symposium to Reveal Half Billion Investment Opportunity

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA has partnered with the Urban Land Institute to host a unique symposium outlining the $500 million investment opportunity available for developers in the Pompano Beach Innovation District. Nationally recognized redevelopment experts and invested developers will provide comprehensive details about the last 24 acres of undeveloped parcels in Broward County with prime visibility from I-95.

Donald Eugene Lowe Ramps up his Presidential Campaign for 2020 as the Right Choice

SAN ANGELO, Texas, June 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four years ago, Donald Eugene Lowe launched his presidential campaign and ran for president in 2016. Today, he continues to be dismayed by the direction of the country and maintains his position that he is the right choice for president of the United States in 2020.

5 BARS to Develop Wireless Marketing Plan and Small Cell Program for City of Fresno, California

IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, dba XG Communities, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing agreements and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Marketing Plan for the City of Fresno, California.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces City Vista Artist in Residence Program

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has issued a call for artists of all disciplines to submit applications for the City Vista Artist in Residence (AiR) program. City Vista is a mixed-use apartment building located in the heart of the developing downtown district.

Mid America Mortgage Purchases eNote from First eClosing Transaction in North Carolina

ADDISON, Texas, May 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has purchased the eNote from North Carolina’s first eMortgage transaction. The transaction, which was completed entirely electronically on May 5, was a refinance for a property in Winston-Salem and was executed by Hickory-based North State Bank. Upon completion of the closing, Mid America was able to purchase the resulting eNote within one business day after receiving the final loan package.

Open Letter from City Leaders Calls for Prevailing Wages in State Housing Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an open letter that ran as a full page ad in today’s Sacramento Bee, elected leaders from six of California’s eight largest cities called on California Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature to include prevailing wage standards in state housing reforms. The ad was paid for by Smart Cities Prevail (SCP).

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Opens with Dazzling Weekend of Events and Rave Reviews

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Center opened Thursday, May 11 with a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony featuring dancers whose costume unfurled to become the red ribbon cut by Mayor Lamar Fisher and an esteemed group of City, County and State leaders.

NJ Manufacturing Extension Program Summit Sparks Creation of Senate Manufacturing Caucus

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., May 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) congratulated President of the New Jersey Senate, Steve Sweeney, today on the formation of a Senate Manufacturing Caucus that will be charged with developing legislation and other programs to make New Jersey a more competitive environment for the Garden State’s 10,552 manufacturers.

The MAGLITE ML150LR LED Flashlight Rechargeable System – the Brightest, Farthest-Reaching Light We’ve Ever Introduced

ONTARIO, Calif., May 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mag Instrument, Inc., the world leader in flashlight technology, will introduce its most powerful flashlight yet — the rechargeable ML150 LR(TM). Despite its mid-size (C-cell format) dimensions, the ML150LR(TM) generates a stunning 1,000 lumens and achieves a beam distance of over a quarter-mile. And thanks to multiple power settings and critical efficiency innovations, it can run for up to 75 hours on a single charge of its state-of-the-art Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Receives Three Full URAC Accreditations for Quality Standards

PHOENIX, Ariz., May 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today it earned full URAC accreditations for its Health Utilization Management and Case Management programs, and full reaccreditation for its Health Network. The accreditation standards establish key quality benchmarks for core business practices and managed care programs.

Southern Iowa Mayor Issues Life-Changing Challenge to His Community

OSCEOLA, Iowa, May 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — How often are you asked, “How far would you go for what you need?” Would you ever answer, “Across the entire state?” That’s exactly what Thomas Kedley, Mayor of Osceola in Southern Iowa, has challenged himself to do through Operation Recreation.

Famous Handguns of the World Collection in Miniature Now Available

ROME, Ga., May 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hampton & Weaver, a small firm in historic Rome, Georgia has begun producing a Collection of “Famous Handguns of the World” in one-quarter scale. These mini-replicas vary from 1 1/2-inches to 3 3/4-inches in length, are cast from zinc, electroplated with silver and an antiqued finish is applied to accentuate the features of each miniature. Every model is simply exquisite, with aesthetic detail ingrained into each creation.

City of Sacramento Deploys its First Small Cell Site, Working with 5 BARS

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Working with 5 BARS(R), a leading innovator in Small Cell, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi wireless services for intelligent infrastructure, the City of Sacramento has approved its first small cell test sites with two major wireless carriers.

Smokers’ Rights Group Objects to NYC Council Anti-Smoker Measures

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smokers’ right group NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) was courteously extended a personal invitation by the office of the NYC Council to attend and provide testimony at the Health Committee hearing being held Thursday on a package of ten anti-smoker proposals. The invitation was initially accepted but now we decline.

The City of Pompano Beach Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Pompano Beach is delighted to announce that the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, the venue will be open to the public to view the world premiere Cuban art exhibit, “Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art.”

CORRECTION: Tenaja Environmental Concerns Association Requests Riverside County Stop Issuing Kennel Permits

MURIETTA, Calif., April 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tenaja Environmental Concerns Association (TECA) is requesting a call to action from Riverside County public officials to stop issuing kennel permits in Residential and Equine neighborhoods. It says that the existing ordinance needs to be updated to address specific property rights of surrounding residents and to introduce additional conditions to safeguard them from the negative impact these kennels present to these communities. (UPDATED)

Ferret Owners Hopeful as California Fish and Game Commission Consider Issuing Permits for Ferrets

LA MESA, Calif., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legalize Ferrets, a California organization that continues to advocate for ferret legalization in the state, has a watchful eye on The California Fish and Game Commission this month. Why? The commission is set to consider issuing permits for ferrets during its April 26, 2017 meeting in Van Nuys, Calif.

Culver City, California Becomes a Sanctuary City

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At its March 27, 2017 meeting, the City Council of the City of Culver City adopted a Resolution to declare itself a sanctuary city. According to the Resolution, “The City of Culver City is a sanctuary city for all of its residents, and the City stands in solidarity with other sanctuary jurisdictions.”

Housing Advocates and Los Angeles Residents Call on Los Angeles City Council to Limit Short-Term Rentals in LA

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A growing alliance of affordable housing advocates, local neighborhood renters and homeowners, hotel employees and hotel representatives gathered today in front of Los Angeles City Hall to call on City officials to adopt smart regulations for short-term rentals, according to Keep Neighborhoods First.

Energy Optimizers, USA, receives AEP Most Savings Achieved in 2016 award

TIPP CITY, Ohio, March 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AEP Ohio has granted Energy Optimizers, USA, the Most Savings Achieved in 2016 award for the company’s outstanding performance and contributions to AEP Ohio’s energy efficiency programs.

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program to Hold First Annual State-of-the-State N.J. Manufacturing Event

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) announced today that it is holding the first annual N.J. State-of-the-State Manufacturing event to be attended by New Jersey’s leading manufacturing business executives and elected state officials. The N.J. State-of-the-State Manufacturing Event will be held in two locations: in Trenton on Wednesday, March 29 and then again in Florham Park on Friday, March 31, 2017.

RMA’s Redevelopment Strategies Spur $200 Million in North Miami Beach Land Sales

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) announced that their award-winning redevelopment strategies for North Miami Beach have spurred land sales of over $200 million, with an estimated $500 million in new construction now underway or approved. The firm was hired to reinvent the city to compete with other thriving municipalities.

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) Heads to Capitol Hill on Annual Hill Day

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), the non-profit organization that provides resources and support to the state’s manufacturing companies, announced today that CEO John Kennedy and several of NJMEP’s manufacturing clients are headed to Capitol Hill on March 7 through 9, 2017 for Hill Day.

New Tech Advisory Board Helps Launch Career Academy Program in Rural Iowa

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2017 marks the inaugural year for the Clarke Community Schools Career Academy program in the rural town of Osceola, Iowa. School administration, instructors, and local businesses have set forth a program focused on helping local students build a deeper understanding of how their education is integrated into future career options as well as learning the skills needed for trades available outside “traditional” secondary education tracks.

5 Bars to Develop Wireless Master Plan for the City of Twentynine Palms

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 BARS(R), a premier provider of wireless master plans and marketing agreements for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Master Plan for the City of Twentynine Palms.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Announces Resident Companies

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Center today announced the names of the 11 regional non-profit organizations that will form the Center’s resident companies. This Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. Each will offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and educational programming.

Free Land and Incentives for Builders Looking to Develop in Osceola, Iowa

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost Development initiative in an effort to capitalize on the recent growth trends and development throughout south central Iowa.

Twelve Jurisdictions in Georgia, Louisiana Join Simplifile’s E-recording Network

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced the addition of eight Georgia counties and four Louisiana parishes to its e-recording network, the nation’s largest.

Former Military Officers Seek Greater Due Process for CA Bonus Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two former military officers of the Washington D.C. law firm of Jordan Guydon sent letters today to U.S. Senator Boxer, other Congressional leaders, the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Army, urging the strengthening of due process for the California National Guard bonus recipients. The two are Darlye Jordan, managing partner of the firm and a former Army major who advised commanders during the Gulf War; and, Howard G. Cooley, of-counsel, and a retired Army colonel.

Washington Student Achievement Council Selects Regent Education to Automate its WASFA Process for DREAMers

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has selected Regent Education’s Electronic Application for State Financial Aid (e-ASFA) to automate its Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) process for all participating schools within the state of Washington. For students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status, the WASFA provides a chance to apply for state financial aid including: State Need Grant, the College Bound Scholarship, State Work Study and the Passport to College Promise Scholarship.

Ali Cultural Arts to Offer Audio Engineering Program Thanks to a Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ali Cultural Arts is proud to announce that they will be launching “Miss Masters: Audio Engineering at the Ali” in spring 2017. This hand-on training opportunity empowers girls for careers as audio engineers, music producers and DJs.

Donald Eugene Lowe Says He Could Still ‘Stop’ President-Elect Trump Based on Election Law Loopholes

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — No matter party affiliation, everyone can agree that this year’s elections were heart-pumping. And for Donald Eugene Lowe, it might have even been a bit more so. Why? To date, he says that he is the first person in history to become a President-Elect Alternate. It’s the law – a combination of many, in fact.

Napa Citizens Rally to Halt Walt Ranch Deforestation and Development Project!

NAPA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Napa County citizens and Defenders of East Napa Watersheds will rally in front of the County Administration Building at noon on Friday, November 18, 2016, Forests Forever announced today. This occasion is the first day of hearings on the appeal against the Walt Ranch project.

RMA’s Kim Briesemeister Featured in IDA’s Top Issues Council Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Downtown Association recently released their first six Top Issues Council reports, which feature industry leaders who produced in-depth research briefs on top urban issues. Kim Briesemeister, principal of Redevelopment Management Associates, served on the Public-Private Partnerships Council.