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Avenu Insights & Analytics Launches Avenu | Records: Transforming Document Management for Local Governments

CENTREVILLE, Va., July 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics, a leading provider of revenue recovery and software solutions for state and local governments, announces the launch of Avenu | Records, an innovative SaaS solution designed to revolutionize document imaging and indexing processes for municipalities. With Avenu | Records, Avenu continues to set the standard for delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that enhance efficiency and streamline operations for our clients.

UTTO Inc. partners with GRTGaz/RICE of France and the NYSEARCH/Northeast Gas Association (NGA) for innovative Digital Mapping Solutions

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 25, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — UTTO Inc. partners with GRTGaz/RICE of France and the NYSEARCH/Northeast Gas Association (NGA) to develop and commercialize innovative Digital Mapping Solutions to revolutionize utility operations in U.S urban areas. Creating and maintaining accurate digital maps for buried infrastructure is a critical function for utility companies.

RMA Hired by Downtown Kissimmee CRA for Branding & Marketing Strategy

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com), is proud to have been selected by the Downtown Kissimmee CRA (DKCRA) to create a Branding and Marketing Strategy for the district, which also includes the Historic Downtown Kissimmee area. RMA boasts a proven track record of success, having revitalized numerous cities and CRA districts across Florida.

RMA Hired by City of Sarasota for Professional Consulting Services – Firm to Execute Economic Development Market Analysis and Visioning

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS 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.

Osceola, Iowa’s Housing Boom: Working to Meet All Levels of Housing Needs

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 24, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the beginning of the year, another call into the Clarke County Development Corporation’s (CCDC) offices rang, telling Executive Director, Bill Trickey, the Osceola Building Incentive Program is still connecting with home builders and developers. Since its inception in early 2019, the lot program, originally referred to as the “Free Land Program,” has resulted in more than a half dozen lots exchanged with developers and home builders in lieu of standard homeowner tax abatements.

Idaho Governor Brad Little is Recognized as the ‘Friend of Rural Water’

BOISE, Idaho, April 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is extremely proud to recognize and honor Governor Brad Little with its prestigious annual award, “Friend of Rural Water.” Each year, the award is presented to a champion of rural water who has made a significant contribution in helping public drinking water and wastewater utility systems throughout the state. On April 4, 2024, IRWA’s CEO, Shelley Roberts presented the well-deserved award to Governor Little at the IRWA annual Spring Conference Awards Dinner in Boise, Idaho.

Approximately $150 Million Available for Wildlife Habitat Projects

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) last week issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $150 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, protection and enhancement.

Hallandale Beach proudly announces the acquisition of nine cutting-edge electric buses, the only fully electric bus fleet owned by any municipality in Florida

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., March 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hallandale Beach is the gateway of Broward County in sunny south Florida, a city pulsating with life and innovation. Progress continues to be at the forefront of this City, as Hallandale Beach proudly announces the acquisition of nine (9) cutting-edge electric buses, the largest electric bus fleet owned by any municipality in Florida. The all-electric fleet isn’t just about upgrading transit; it’s about shaping a safe, reliable, and environmentally conscious community.

Rising Incivility Threatens Local Democracies: ‘Save Your City’ Presents an Urgent Roadmap for Civic Culture Renewal

VANCOUVER, B.C., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tellwell Publishing today announced the release of the 5th Anniversary edition of Diane Kalen-Sukra’s seminal book “Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What To Do About It” (ISBN: 978-0228810872; paper). In a climate where rising incivility and toxic culture increasingly threaten local democracies, this book arrives as a timely antidote.

Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 Makes a Huge Splash

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Under a canopy of stars, Pompano Beach was transformed into a haven for jazz enthusiasts as over 10,000 music fans showed up for the beachside celebration. Jazz royalty including Branford Marsalis, Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, David Sanchez, and Najee held court on the Champion Porsche Stage at Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 and captivated audiences with their incredible talent.

Millionaire Mastermind Academy announces Arizona State Governor Katie Hobbs Proclaims January 16, 2024 ‘ImpactAZ Day’

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millionaire Mastermind Academy today announced that In a commendable acknowledgment of the remarkable efforts and commitment to fostering economic development and opportunities for underserved business populations, Arizona State Governor Katie Hobbs has officially declared January 16, 2024, as “ImpactAZ Day.”

Concordia names Porto, Portugal as host city of its 2024 Europe Summit on May 28-29

PORTO, Portugal, Jan. 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Concordia has named Porto, Portugal as the host city for its 2024 Europe Summit, taking place May 28-29, 2024. Building on the 2023 Concordia Europe Summit, which took place last June in Madrid, Spain (view the report), Concordia’s fourth Europe Summit will bring together 100 decision makers for a set of high-level, interactive, and largely closed-door conversations on key challenges, opportunities, and priorities dominating the European agenda.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Announces the Acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government Division

CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (“Avenu”), the global leader in revenue recovery and administrative solutions for state and local governments, is proud to announce the acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government (“Finvi SLG”) Division. This strategic move marks a significant expansion of Avenu’s offerings and capabilities in serving state and local governments.

Landmark Study Reveals Nearly $2 Billion Increase in Economic Impact of Sports in Southern California, Revealing Significant Recovery and Growth Post-Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LA Sports Council, the region’s premier sports trade association, and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) released “Sports in the Los Angeles Basin: The 2023 Economic Impact Analysis” at the Metro LA Sports Innovation Conference on Tuesday, detailing a region charging back with more growth on the horizon.

Shaping the Future of Local Governance: Avenu Insights & Analytics and ClearGov Announce Strategic Partnership

CENTREVILLE, Va., Oct. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics and ClearGov have joined forces in a strategic partnership set to revolutionize local government operations and financial management. This collaboration will span across several crucial areas of cooperation. [UPDATED]

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

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., Oct. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS 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.

Presidents of Türkiye, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Malawi, and European Parliament among world leaders addressing 2023 Concordia Annual Summit

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heads of state from around the world will attend and speak at the 2023 Concordia Annual Summit, taking place September 18-20 at the Sheraton New York Times Square during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

McNab House & Botanical Gardens Awarded $1.5 Million in Grants – Pompano Beach CRA Announces Next Phase of Redevelopment

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce that the McNab House & Botanical Gardens project has been awarded two prestigious grants totaling $1.5 million. The Cultural Facilities Program Grant has awarded $500,000 for the construction of the botanical gardens and children’s classroom, while the $1 million Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program Grant will go towards outdoor recreational use of the site.

Pompano Beach Arts Announces Headliners for Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 – Branford Marsalis Leads an All-Star Internationally Acclaimed Lineup

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce the headlining acts for Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024. Grammy(r) Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, one of the most iconic jazz musicians of our time, leads a stellar lineup of internationally renowned artists including Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, David Sanchez, and Najee.

California’s Sacramento River Trail and Rail Trail Inducted into Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trails advocacy organization, today announced that California’s Sacramento River Rail Trail and Sacramento River Trail will be inducted to its iconic Hall of Fame.

Oxnard California Awards Avenu Insights & Analytics With a Sales & Use Tax Auditing Contract

OXNARD, Calif. and CENTREVILLE, Va., July 25, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu), the leading provider of software administration and revenue recovery solutions for state and local governments, has achieved a significant milestone with the award of a Sales & Use Tax Auditing (SUTA) contract by the City of Oxnard, California.

Planet Defense LLC Launches Nationwide Cybersecurity Assessment and Training Services for Municipal, County and State Governments

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Planet Defense LLC, a leading global provider of cybersecurity solutions, is pleased to announce the nationwide launch of its comprehensive cybersecurity assessment and training services tailored specifically for municipal, county, and state governments. This milestone represents a major step forward in strengthening the cybersecurity postures of government entities across the nation.

Planet Defense LLC, the City of Jacksonville Arkansas, and Rokee LLC Partner to Develop a Groundbreaking Innovation Hub in Jacksonville, AR

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. and WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) ‒- Planet Defense LLC, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Rokee LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of the Smart Arkansas Innovation Hub that is now being developed in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Currently, this very important, timely and advanced technology-oriented Public-Private Partnership (P3) includes the three Founding Partners named above along with numerous public and private sector sponsors.

Broward County’s First Shipping Container Restaurant Arrives in Hallandale Beach

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., May 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Hallandale Beach is thrilled to welcome the first shipping container restaurant in Broward County, KAO Bar & Grill, to the newly rebranded District 8, formerly the Fashion and Art District (FAAD). The grand opening of KAO Bar and Grill will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023, from Noon to 11:00 pm, located at 11 NE 1st Avenue.

California Cannabis Corridor video, hosted by Vista City Council Member, takes viewers on tour of city’s successful recreational and medical cannabis industry

VISTA, Calif., April 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new GuideMe.Tours video premieres April 15 that takes a “behind-the-doors” look at five of Vista, California’s successful cannabis dispensaries and the positive impact the new industry is making in the North County town. The California Cannabis Corridor™ is an informative and heartfelt look at how dispensary community is making an impact on peoples’ lives.

Approximately $140 Million Available for Wildlife Habitat Projects

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) Saturday issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $140 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, protection and enhancement.

Avenu Partners with League of Oregon Cities to Provide Expertise and Support to Local Governments

PORTLAND, Ore., March 20, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu), the leading provider of revenue recovery and administration solutions for state and local governments, is proud to announce its partnership with the League of Oregon Cities (LOC). As part of this collaboration, Avenu will offer its expertise in various subjects to cities across Oregon, helping them maximize revenue, maintain compliance, and improve their operations.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Launches Cloud-based Unclaimed Property Management Solution – Avenu | Connect

CENTREVILLE, Va., March 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) is pleased to announce the nationwide launch of its latest Unclaimed Property solution, Avenu | Connect, designed specifically for State governments. This state-of-the-art SaaS solution integrates over 15 important applications used by State Unclaimed Property offices into a single, secure, and comprehensive platform.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Selected as Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu’s Transient Accommodations Tax

HONOLULU, Hawaii and CENTREVILLE, Va., March 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the City and County of Honolulu to provide tax administration for transient accommodations tax (TAT), an important revenue source for the agency and its citizens.

Tenaska Virginia Generating Station has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tenaska Virginia Generating Station in Scottsville, VA, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Tenaska Virginia Generating Station is one of 37 current participants in the STAR program of public/private sector worksites to achieve and retain this recognition in Virginia.

International Paper-Richmond Container has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — International Paper-Richmond Container in Richmond, VA, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). International Paper-Richmond Container is one of 37 current participants in the STAR program of public/private sector worksites to achieve and retain this recognition in Virginia.

Engineering Development Laboratory, Inc. Receives the Virginia ‘Sharp’ Designation Under the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner Gary G. Pan announced today that the Engineering Development Laboratory, Inc. (EDLI) in Newport News, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia SHARP Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems for small businesses.

Acoem Acoustic Threat Detection, Archer Energy Solutions, and CIP-014 Standard – A perfect fit!

GRANTS PASS, Ore., Feb. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gun violence is a growing concern that affects every aspect of our lives. In response, Acoem has developed its Acoustic Threat Detection technology, a military-proven solution that is now available for civilian use. The technology has been refined over 30 years through constant innovation and millions of gunshot data collected from multiple combat theaters.

Scorecard Ranks States for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies – Utah Ranks #20

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah and CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. Utah was ranked 20th in the nation and fifth in the Colorado River Basin region, scoring 28 out of 89 possible points.

Scorecard Ranks States for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies – California Ranks #1

SACRAMENTO Calif. and CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. California was the top-ranked state in the nation and in the Colorado River Basin region, scoring 72.5 out of 89 possible points.

Scorecard Ranks States for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies – Arizona Ranks #3 in the Nation, But Improvement is Needed to Address Water Crisis

PHOENIX, Ariz. and CHICAGO, Ill,, Jan. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. Arizona was ranked third in the nation, and second in the Colorado River Basin region, scoring 50 out of 89 possible points.

Scorecard Ranks States for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies – States Responding Slowly to Escalating Water Supply Challenges

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. California was the top-ranked state in the nation, followed by Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Washington, New York, Nevada, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Minnesota.

GridBright® upgrades Oracle Network Management System (NMS) at Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative (MCEC), underscoring the repeatability of GridBright’s NMS Configuration for Cooperatives

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCEC, an early adopter of Oracle Network Management Systems (NMS), undertook a major NMS upgrade and re-integration with core operational systems of an ever-increasing complex electric grid. GridBright, in its upgrade of Oracle NMS at MCEC, further leveraged its proven NMS Configuration for COOPS that incorporates industry best practices from over thirty utility implementations.

Acoem’s acoustic threat detection technology helps detect gunshots and assists in multiple arrests of shooters in Edenton, North Carolina

EDENTON, N.C., Dec. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Edenton Police Department has partnered with Acoem USA to implement Acoustic Threat Detection (ATD) technology to combat the community’s recent increase in gun violence incidents. These real-time alerts triggered by ATD sensors notify police precisely when and where gun violence incidents occur.

Short-Term Rental Compliance Provider LTAS Technologies Inc. (Harmari) Acquired by Avenu

CENTREVILLE, Va., Nov. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu), the global leader in revenue enhancement and administration solutions for state and local governments, today announced the acquisition of LTAS Technologies Inc. (Harmari®), a leading provider of short-term rental identification, monitoring and compliance software and services.