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Margate CRA Approves Development Agreement with New Urban Communities for 36-Acre City Center Project

MARGATE, Fla., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 12, 2016, the Margate Community Redevelopment Agency (MCRA) approved an agreement with South Florida’s New Urban Communities for development of a 36-acre mixed use town center at State Road 7 and Margate Boulevard. The plan will provide 968 apartment units, 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurants, an 80+ room hotel, and numerous civic uses–all within walking distance of each other.

Sharon Stone-Walker Promoted to Director of Community Development for The Creatives

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharon Stone-Walker has been promoted to the Director of Community and Business Development for The Cultural Arts Creatives, Inc., aka The Creatives. The Pompano Beach based nonprofit, led by Alyona Ushe, manages and programs The Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Magnetic Pompano and the upcoming cultural center.

CCDC’s Trickey Appointed to State Advisory Board

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke County Development Corporation’s Executive Director, Bill Trickey, was recently appointed to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Advisory Board. The Iowa SBDC offers high quality assistance to current and future Iowa business owners. As a member, Trickey will influence decisions that benefit businesses and job creation throughout the state.

Committee Recommendation Would Place Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment under Management of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A search committee tasked with finding a replacement for the retired director of the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment will recommend that the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation (THEDC) assume management of the department. The recommendation will be made at the April 20 meeting of the City of Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission.

New Book ‘Reinventing Your City’ Reveals Strategies for Urban and Regional Planning

MIAMI, Fla., April 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown’s new book, ‘Reinventing Your City – Eight Steps to Turn Your City Around’ (ISBN: 978-0986086007), is the essential guide for every city and business leader striving to make their community a better place. Authored by the co-founders of Redevelopment Management Associates, their approach to helping cities grow has resulted in $1 billion in private sector investment.

Cultural Visionary Alyona Ushe Announces Focus on Pompano Beach Amphitheater and Cultural Center

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alyona Ushe, who helmed the critically acclaimed Arts Garage in Delray Beach for five years, has announced her resignation as President and CEO of the cultural venue in order to focus on managing and programming venues in Pompano Beach, including the amphitheater and the upcoming cultural center.

City of Terre Haute, Indiana, Resumes Blight Elimination Program

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., March 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Terre Haute, Ind., and its program partner, the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment, have approved 27 vacant/blighted residential properties for demolition through Round Two of Indiana’s Blight Elimination Program (BEP).

RMA’s Kim Briesemeister Selected by International Downtown Association to Serve on the Public-Private Partnership Council

MIAMI, Fla., March 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Downtown Association (IDA) has selected Kim Briesemeister, co-founder of RMA, Redevelopment Management Associates, to serve on the Top Issues Council for Public-Private Partnerships. IDA is the premier association of urban place managers who are shaping and activating dynamic downtown districts, connecting all the stakeholders in a downtown area, and bridging the gap between the public and private sectors.

Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration Seeks Energetic Volunteers for 2016 Event

DANIA BEACH, Fla., March 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration (DBASC) is seeking volunteers for the exciting fourth annual event from April 2 – 3, 2016. This two-day celebration, held in the heart of downtown Dania Beach in Frost Park at 300 NE 2nd Street, will feature numerous local and regional artists showcasing their unique creations. This year’s event is positioned to be even bigger and better than the previous three years with the addition of a National Headliner Act provided by The Casino at Dania Beach: Survivor.

Toledo Celebrates Home and Neighborhood Revitalization Day

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three Ohio cities – including Toledo ranking fourth – were reported by the Economic Innovation Group as being among the country’s most distressed communities. In an effort to provide a catalyst for change Residential Renovations launched the official ‘Home and Neighborhood Revitalization Day’ at their Toledo, Ohio showroom on Saturday February 27 with an Official Proclamation from Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson.

RMA Rises to the Challenge of Sea Level Change

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One of the most urgent issues South Florida’s municipal leaders must tackle is sea level rise. Faced with inevitable flooding problems, leaders from around the state recently converged in Key West to discuss the coastal crisis. RMA, which is currently planning and redeveloping several cities along the coast, sent their Director of Urban Design and Planning, Natasha Alfonso, to the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit to help their clients stay ahead of the challenge.

Food Philippines brings social enterprises to 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sixteen Philippine companies are participating in this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) slated at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, January 17-19, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Silicon Valley announced today. Each with an advocacy at the heart of its business, these companies bring with them narratives of the people, places, and practices incidental and instrumental to their production.

Pompano Beach’s Ali Cultural Arts Center Hosts Grammy Award-Winning Musicians Ghost-Note

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ali Cultural Arts Center is proud to present Ghost-Note on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. The duo is comprised of drummer Robert ‘Sput’ Searight and percussionist Nate Werth, both from the Grammy(R) Award-winning band, Snarky Puppy.

Clarke Schools’ Career Academy Focuses Students on Future Success

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Dec. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad’s new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke’s new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke County Development Corporation.

Augmented Reality ‘VisitPalmSprings’ App Now Available on iTunes

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group (CRG) and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism of Palm Springs, Calif. today announced the availability of the Augmented Reality ‘VisitPalmSprings’ App on iTunes. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists in the City of Palm Springs now have instant access to a broad range of information about the city on their mobile device.

Augmented Reality Enabled ‘GoLauderdale’ App Available on iTunes: Collaboration between Civic Resource Group Int’l and Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) and the Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (DDA) today announced the completion of the DDA’s modernizing Smart City initiative. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists in the city of Fort Lauderdale now have access to a broad variety of digital sources of information.

Clarke County Labor Study Reveals Higher Income Potential

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Aug. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) recently released its ‘Scorecard on Jobs and Compensation Update for 2004 to 2014.’ The report shows, over a the last decade, the average income level for manufacturing jobs in Clarke County consistently outpaced average county compensation levels.

Regent Education Announces Support for the Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Initiative

FREDERICK, Md., July 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Regent Education has announced support for the Department of Education’s Limited Direct Assessment Experiment via its industry-leading financial aid management software, Regent 8. Regent 8 is the only solution to offer full support for all enrollment models, including non-term and Competency Based Education (CBE).

Margate Seeking Developers to Build ‘City Center’

MARGATE, Fla., Jan. 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Margate Community Redevelopment Agency (MCRA) is seeking qualified developers to develop all or a portion of a 36 acre future City Center site. Since 2003, the MCRA has engaged in assembling the properties surrounding the intersection of State Road 7 and Margate Boulevard (including the former Swap Shop) with the goal of creating a vibrant mixed use City Center which would be a destination for both City and Northwest Broward residents.

Entrepreneurship in Missouri ignites: Youth prepare for Missouri State Fair Entrepreneurship Competition

MARSHALL, Mo., July 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We all can say that youth entrepreneurship is an amazing topic of conversation. However, sometimes that conversation isn’t loud enough to be heard. In the state of Missouri, every August, there is a state-wide business competition where youth and adults compete in categories of their own for seed money to launch, expand or maintain their business ideas. Over a dozen youth ages 12 – 18 have been accepted into the MADE in Missouri Business Competition, hosted by the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA).

Food Philippines at the San Francisco 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), and the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTICs) in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the upcoming Philippine participation at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 19-21, 2014. The Philippines’ country pavilion will be located at the South Hall of the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

2014 MADE Competition Opens Doors for New Businesses

MARSHALL, Mo., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fifth annual MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. This year’s event will be launched by MVCAA and the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

LRM Industries Honored as a Class of 2013 Florida Companies to Watch Award Recipient

ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Oct. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. has been recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Florida Companies to Watch(SM) award, an honor presented by GrowFL at the University of Central Florida. In its 3rd year, Florida Companies to Watch is presented by GrowFL in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Historic Tour Homes, Entertainment, Gift Ideas and More at Ohio Hometown Celebration

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Downtown Tipp City Partnership would like day-trippers to discover a Currier and Ives-style hometown holiday celebration when they visit Tipp City, Ohio on December 7, 2013. This year’s annual Christmas In The Village and Holiday Home Tour boasts six historic tour homes, each with its own decorative accents and each featuring an ‘over the top’ tabletop, created by ASID- and DSID-certified designers.

Missouri Valley’s Community Action Agency’s Exceptional Community Innovation Recognized with National Award

MARSHALL, Mo., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is one of four Community Action Agencies (CAAs) working to alleviate poverty in America to receive the 2013 Community Economic Development Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award. The awards, administered by the Community Action Partnership, were presented August 29, 2013 at the organization’s Annual Convention in Chicago.

2013 MADE In Missouri Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The finals for the 2013 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition were held on August 12 at the Missouri State Fair. This is the fourth annual event sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship. Its goal is to celebrate and recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

Workforce Investment Board Delivers Skilled Workforce to S & S Trucking

ONTARIO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When S & S Trucking expanded its warehouse operation to Ontario, it needed to hire skilled employees to open the new location. The expert recruiters at the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) referred two qualified candidates to S & S Trucking as well as provided On-the-Job training funds. These two candidates were hired and have since been promoted. Today they oversee the entire operation as assistant managers.

Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Elected California Workforce Association Chair

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board announced today that executive director, Sandy Harmsen, was elected Chair of the California Workforce Association’s Executive Committee. Harmsen will be serving her second term in this role.

Workforce Investment Board recruiting 503 youth for training and employment assistance program

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board announced today that it is accepting applications for its youth training and employment assistance program. The program has 503 openings for youth ages 17 to 21.

Chicago’s Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Creates Three Fun-Filled Days for Fest-Goers July 26-28, 2013

CHICAGO, Ill., July 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival features something for everyone from dancers to musicians, actors and artists, and a hands-on community paint project. The three-day festival kicks off Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Located on the grounds of Jefferson Memorial Park on Chicago’s Northwest side, Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival has become one of Chicago’s most highly anticipated neighborhood music festivals of the summer.

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board helps dialysis center expand staff through no-cost programs

VICTORVILLE, Calif., June 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently, Desert Cities Dialysis needed to hire new employees; however all of its applicants were recent graduates who required extensive training. Manager Zabelle Cosson recognized that the County of San Bernardino’s recruitment services and On-The-Job Training program could offset costs of finding and training the right people. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) screened all applicants and referred the most qualified to Desert City Dialysis.

Workforce Investment Board Provides On-The-Job Training to Promote Local Business Growth

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., June 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Corporate Advocate, once a construction and real estate accounting firm, faced a challenging economy and shrinking business prospects. In 2008, its owners decided to reinvent The Corporate Advocate to a business processing outsourcing company. Chief Operating Officer Ray Blom relied on the County of San Bernardino’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to find and train the right employees for the new business platform.

Workforce Investment Board’s On-the-Job Training allows MedRevenu, Inc. to double in size in 2012

UPLAND, Calif., May 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2012, MedRevenu Inc. founder John Alvarez faced increasing demand for his company’s services. This challenged MedRevenu’s capacity; Alvarez had to turn business away. When the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board contacted Alvarez about its no-cost On-The-Job training program, he recognized that the program would be a valuable resource for expansion.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Points Youth to a Bright Future at Y4

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., May 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 27, Candice Fedrick took the stage to tell her story at the Y4 Youth Resource Event hosted by the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board. Y4 stands for ‘Why Youth? Why wait? Why now? Why not? Because the next generation is already here!’ It is an event for at-risk youth to celebrate launching careers and advancing their education.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints New Leadership

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announced today the induction of Tony Myrell, Jon Novack, and Dr. William Sterling as chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer of the board respectively. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is a public-private volunteer board that oversees the use of federal dollars to train the local workforce to support local employers.

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Announces Business Survey Results that Point to Economic Growth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board surveyed 1,400 local businesses to identify trends in future hiring and growth. The results indicated that companies are recovering and beginning to hire in the County’s top demand industries: manufacturing, health care, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities, and construction.

Solar Developers Join Ranks to Form Grid Supply Solar Trade Association

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following an organizational meeting on March 26, 2013, the leading grid supply solar developers in New Jersey announced the formation of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association (NJSGSA) at the Millstone Twp offices of James Spano, a veteran solar developer at Spano Partners.

Workforce Investment Board Member and San Bernardino County Resident Honored with ASPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 20, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Audrey Mathews, County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Member, has received the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s Elmer B. Staats Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 19, at the Hilton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La., during ASPA’s Annual Conference.

2013 MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

MARSHALL, Mo., March 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fourth MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The 2013 competition encourages new and aspiring business through a competitive, educational and technical business development process. Grants are awarded to competition winners for startup costs or operating capital.

Hi-Desert Medical Center Meets Staffing Needs with Help from The Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By leveraging the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County’s On-the-Job Training program, the Hi-Desert Medical Center has recently added six full-time registered nurses and saved $25,000 in hiring and training costs.