Florida Business News

Florida Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Florida, U.S.A. (Fla., FL), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


HousingWire Honors OpenClose as a 2020 Mortgage Tech100 Innovator

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, the leading mortgage fintech provider and omni-channel loan origination system (LOS), announced that due to its industry-pioneering technology innovations, successful launches and the resulting stellar lender outcomes, the company was named to the prestigious HousingWire 2020 Mortgage Tech 100 List.

Rapid Deployment Solutions Selected to Improve Federal Alcohol Tax & Trade Bureau Audits Responsiveness for a Large Distillery

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) – a leading Content & Records Management solutions company – is excited to announce that it has been selected by one of the largest North American distillers and alcohol distributors to improve their Accounts Payable process, AP audit support, Customer Service support, and to increase responsiveness to the U.S. Federal Alcohol Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) Audits.

Executive Commercial Cleaning continues to keep Orlando, FL safe amidst Covid-19 threat

ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Executive Commercial Cleaning has again reiterated their goal of keeping the people and businesses in and around Orlando, Florida safe with the use of the latest cleaning techniques and disinfecting process, particularly with the emergence of the coronavirus. Over the years, Executive Commercial Cleaning has constantly demonstrated their dedication to ensuring the safety and hygiene of clients across Orlando and surrounding areas.

OpenClose Partners with Genworth Mortgage Insurance to Offer a Streamlined Mortgage Insurance Process from within its LenderAssist LOS

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose®, the industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced it has partnered with Genworth Mortgage Insurance, an operating segment of Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW), establishing a direct integration to access mortgage insurance (MI) from the LenderAssist™ LOS platform.

OpenClose Recognized as a 2020 Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine for the Fourth Year in a Row

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose®, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it has again been chosen as a ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ for the fourth year in a row by selected by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine.

Spodak Dental Group Announces 10th Annual Beach Cleanup Event in Partnership with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Spodak Dental Group (SDG) is partnering with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful to join forces for 10th Annual SDG Beach Cleanup and the Great American Beach Cleanup. The goal is to not only rid the beach of waste but to also create awareness about environmental impacts of single-use plastics and debris.

Papa Expands Its ‘Family-On Demand’ Services to Competitive Health, Inc.

MIAMI, Fla., March 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Papa, a nationwide provider for older adults and families announced today its partnership with Competitive Health, Inc. (CHI) to provide employer groups and associations across the country with companionship, transportation, technology assistance, and light household chores.

North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph has been selected as a 2020 Miami Times ‘New Generation of Dreamers’

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Miami Times has selected North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph, Esq. to join the Class of 2020’s “Next Generation of Dreamers.” Joseph is being recognized for his leadership in resolving a water billing controversy affecting nearly 200,000 customers throughout Northern Miami-Dade County served by the city’s water utility.

Luxurious Hair Replacement Solutions with HCI Hair Solutions’ New Central Florida Location

LONGWOOD, Fla., Feb. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HCI Hair Solutions announces their new location. For the past 28 years, HCI Hair Solutions has been providing luxurious hair replacement solutions for Central Florida. Some of their clients travel from all parts of Florida and the country just to place their hair confidence with HCI Hair Solutions.

Global Business Management Certificate Opens Enrollment

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Central-North Florida District Export Council recently opened enrollment in its new Global Business Management Certificate program for companies looking to grow their presence in the global marketplace and for individuals wanting to prepare for the NASBITE (National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators) Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation, often a requested qualification in the U.S.

Mateo Blanco: American dreamer turned successful American tenor

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mateo Blanco, an accomplished musician and celebrated visual artist, is re-releasing his debut album “Mateo Blanco 724,” in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Mortgage Fintech Provider OpenClose Experiences Significant Growth and Continues Adding Award Winning Talent

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose®, the leading mortgage fintech provider and multi-channel loan origination system (LOS), with nearly 20 years of successful implementations, announced that their newly tapped VP of Sales Engineering, Chris Olsen, was honored by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine as one of the ’40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40.’

777 Partners Announces Acquisition of Uown Leasing

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 777 Partners, a Miami based investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Uown Leasing (“Uown”), from Shepard Capital Partners. Uown, a lease-to-own company based in Tampa, was founded in 2008.

UpsideHōM Launches In South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — UpsideHōM has officially launched in the United States. The fully managed, shared living concept for senior citizens is an entirely new approach to senior living. The company utilizes standalone single-family homes in lively neighborhoods and provides a turnkey and frictionless living experience for those who desire simplified living, later in life.

Beach Floor & Decor Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020 – The Annual People’s Choice Award Highlights Home Remodeling and Design Professionals

SANIBEL, Fla., Feb. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beach Floor & Decor of Sanibel, Florida has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for Outstanding Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design.

Attorney David Goldman Announces New Program For At Risk Youth in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney David Goldman of the Personal Injury Law Firm Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, announced new initiatives to support at-risk youth by the Sarasota community organization Second Chance Last Opportunity in partnership with the Sarasota Department of Corrections.

Frisky Cat Café Opening in St Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frisky Cat Café is just a few short weeks away from being the first cat café in St Augustine. Never heard of a cat café? Now’s the chance to experience one. And, there are more coming to cities around the country. Frisky Cat Café is partnering with Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and will be located at 1092 S. Ponce De Leon.

iTrinegy to Exhibit at SD-WAN Expo Florida 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and LONDON, Feb. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iTrinegy announced today that it will be showcasing its Software-Defined Test Networks at SD-WAN Expo being held February 11 – 14, 2020 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Current Builders Introduces Innovative Parking Garage Building Technique

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Current Builders has introduced a new time-saving technique to build parking garages using a “column hung shoring system.” The award-winning general contractor based in Florida, recently topped out their Aura Boca project.

LGBT+ Owned Baptiste Power Yoga Affiliate Opening in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local entrepreneurs and LGBT couple, Charlotte Kibert and Elizabeth Brackman, are proud to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the very first Baptiste Power Yoga affiliate studio in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa. All Y’all Yoga is a studio that is dedicated to the simple belief that yoga is for anyone.

Spodak Dental Group to Help Eradicate Childhood Tooth Decay As Part Of National Children’s Dental Health Month

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Spodak Dental Group (SDG) is participating National Children’s Dental Health Month with a goal to eradicate childhood tooth decay. SDG is partnering with All-Star Smiles Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to create a unique experience with an alliance of dentists, athletes and community partners.

Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Guest Speaker at National Trial Lawyers Summit

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernie Walsh of the Bradenton Office Of Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh presented a seminar for attendees of the National Trial Lawyers Summit. Held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Florida, the National Trial Lawyers Summit is an annual conference of the nation’s best plaintiff’s attorneys and trial lawyers.

Palm Beach Premier Real Estate Lists Rare Find on Boca Raton Waterfront Point Lot

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Palm Beach Premier Real Estate has just listed an intracoastal dream estate in the heart of Boca Raton. Built in 2002, this Tuscan-inspired villa is situated on a rare-to-find, oversized point lot that boasts panoramic views and a south side location, showering it with sun all day long. With 233 feet of water frontage, this modern-day estate is an absolute gem.

Jim McCann Announces a Prime Location Palm Beach Monterey Style Residence

PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luxury Palm Beach Agent, Jim McCann, lists an incredible Palm Beach residence offered for $6.7 Million. The tree-lined avenues of Palm Beach are home to some world’s most iconic luxury properties, delivering a lifestyle of privilege and style. And now, it’s your turn to experience this sought-after way of life with this stunning Monterey style home.

Ninety-Six-Year-Old Marine Releases New Commemorative Song

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 1 p.m., come meet and greet a ninety-six-year-old marine, Gene Christie, as he releases his CD containing a song to honor his fellow Marines in the 5th Division who won the Battle of Iwo Jima at great sacrifice.

Luxury Condominium Project by Forest Development Approved For Lake Park

LAKE PARK, Fla., Jan. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lake Park, Florida-based Forest Development has received unanimous approval from the Town of Lake Park to build Nautilus 211, a 332-unit, 1.15 million sq. ft. luxury condominium project with mixed use components that will rise along the Intracoastal Waterway, overlooking the Lake Park Harbor Marina.

New Cat Cafe Combines Cats and Coffee – What’s Not to Like?

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Small Lives Matter Kitten Rescue Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization specializing in saving sick and orphaned kittens, announces that they are partnering with Whiskers Cafe, LLC and Bold Bean Coffee Roasters to open Frisky Cat Cafe at 1092 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd. in St. Augustine, Florida. It’s a first-of-its-kind cat cafe, combining a coffee beverage cafe with a cat lounge.

Papa and Priority Health Announce Strategic Partnership Launch to Offer Senior Citizens More Freedom to Age in Place

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Papa Inc., a nationwide provider for seniors and caregivers announced today its newest partnership with Priority Health. Papa will provide “Grandkids On-Demand” for Priority Health’s PriorityMedicare Edge and PriorityMedicare Ideal Medicare Advantage plan members.

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association Inks Partnership Deal with Oscar Mike Foundation

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the Oscar Mike Foundation (OMF) establishing NMEDA as the Official Vehicle Sponsor for OMF’s signature event, the United States Quad Rugby Association National Championships.

Papa Announces Launch with Alignment Healthcare for Medicare Advantage Members

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS 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 Partners with Higi to Support Health Screenings and Ongoing Support for Senior Citizens via Accessible Healthcare Technology

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS 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.

Current Builders Announces New Executive Hires – Growing South Florida General Contractor Expands Talent Base

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS 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! Plush Toy Character, the All-American Airedale Launches Nationwide

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS 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.

RMA Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Strategies that Helped Secure Amazon Deal for City of Deltona

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS 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.

John Paul Prebish Announces an Impressive New Luxury Home Offered Fully Furnished in the Heart of Old Naples

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luxury Naples Agent, John Paul Prebish, lists an immaculate newly constructed residence offered furnished for $4.15 Million. Old Naples has a new benchmark for those who demand luxury living and effortless entertaining.

PROGRESS in Lending Association Honors OpenClose CEO/CTO Jason Regalbuto with 2019 Lending Luminary Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that Jason Regalbuto, the company’s long-time CEO/CTO, was selected as a 2019 ‘Lending Luminary’ by PROGRESS in Lending Association for his concerted work in leading the mortgage industry and his company to major success over the past 12 months.

Bedrock Orlando Offering Christmas Promotion on All Clay and Concrete Decorative Pavers

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bedrock Orlando, an American-owned brick and block supplier serving Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Lakeland and the surrounding areas is offering a Christmas promotion on all concrete decorative pavers, including permeable commercial pavers, until December 31, 2019.

Jim McCann Announces a Palm Beach Ocean Front Masterpiece Estate Located in the Coveted Estate Section

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luxury Palm Beach Agent, Jim McCann, lists a remarkable Palm Beach estate offered for $29.5 Million. This show stopper is set against the dramatic backdrop of uninterrupted panoramic ocean views and directly across from the deeded parcel of gloriously pristine beach.

OpenClose CRO Vince Furey Wins 2019 HousingWire Vanguard Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS 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

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS 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.