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.

ProValue® Parts Granted Trademark

SANFORD, Fla., Sept. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ProValue(R) Parts, a North American e-Commerce Replacement and Performance Aftermarket Auto Parts Store. today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company registered trademark status and protection for its name ProValue Parts.

ARMCO Empowers Smaller Mortgage Lenders to Automate their QC through ACESXPRESS

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading web-based financial services quality control (QC) software provider ACES Risk Management (ARMCO) announced the release of ACESXPRESS(TM), an implementation and service package for the ACES Audit Technology platform designed specifically for small to mid-sized lenders.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces Appointment of Venture Capitalist and Stock Market Magnate, Adam T. Petty as New President & CEO

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP) today announced that it has appointed venture capitalist and stock market magnate Adam T. Petty as the new president and CEO of both Sunshine Capital and DIB Funding to help execute the acquisitions of profitable private companies using the newly created DIBCOIN as currency.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces the First Ever Cryptocurrency Dividend of DIBCOIN to Its Shareholders

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that The Board of Directors has approved the first ever dividend of a cryptocurrency coin, DIBCOIN to its shareholders.

Bernard F. Walsh of the Bradenton Office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh joins the ranks of the Florida Justice Association Board of Governors

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Florida Justice Association has inducted Bradenton Personal Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh to the Board of Governors. Formed to aid the Florida Justice Associations efforts to protect the rights of citizens and consumers against political lobbying efforts from large corporations.

DIB Funding Inc. Has Created the First Cryptocurrency, ‘DIBCOIN,’ to be Used by Sunshine Capital Inc. for Asset Acquisitions

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that DIB Funding, Inc. has created the cryptocurrency known as “DIBCOIN” and will hold these DIBCOINs in Sunshine Capital Inc.’s portfolio. DIBCOIN will be used to acquire not only profitable private companies, but all assets used by the company. Sunshine’s use of DIBCOIN eliminates any debt or dilution to the existing shareholders.

Trent Real Estate Announces 3rd location in Jacksonville offering reduced 3 percent listing fees saving property owners thousands

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trent Real Estate is pleased to announce it has opened a new branch in Jacksonville in order to assist clients with buying and selling property for reduced 3-percent commission rates in North Florida. The firm will also continue to work with their institutional bank clients and the Department of HUD to enhance and grow its distressed asset management division throughout the State of Florida.

ARMCO Releases Inaugural Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced it has released its ARMCO Mortgage QC Industry Trends report, covering the first quarter of 2016. Using the Fannie Mae loan defect taxonomy, the report details the analysis of post-closing quality control data from loan files and findings captured by the ACES Analytics benchmarking system.

Dania Beach CRA takes Home 11 State Awards – Most in Florida

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach CRA was a big winner this year at the 22nd Annual Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) convention and trade show, taking home 11 SUNsational Awards. Dania Beach won the most awards in South Florida for its 4th annual Arts and Seafood Celebration and PATCH Urban Farm and Market.

Florida Plaintiff’s Attorneys Gathered for the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board Dinner and Seminar in Lakewood Ranch, FL

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board held their August Dinner and Seminar, featuring several guest speakers and notable attorneys from around the State. The seminar hosted by Manasota Trial Lawyers Board founder, attorney Bernard F. Walsh of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, drew attorneys and members of the southwest and central Florida legal communities.

RMA Selected to Establish P3 for Town of Davie

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that their firm was selected by the Town of Davie to establish the Public-Private Partnership (P3) that will develop the Town’s downtown center. RMA will consult with the Davie CRA and the Town of Davie to create a western theme district that will enhance the community’s economic and social offerings.

‘FUEL’ Opening at North Light Yacht Club

DESTIN, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FUEL at North Light, a new restaurant providing coastal fare with island flare by North West Floridian tastemaker and chef, Dan Pettis, will open at North Light Yacht Club at 113 E John Sims Parkway. The 100 seat, casual, fine dining destination will provide locally sourced food in a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere with expansive, breathtaking, waterfront views.

ARMCO Tackles TRID Change of Circumstance Errors

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading web-based financial services quality control (QC) software provider ACES Risk Management (ARMCO) announced it has made improvements to its TRIDCompare(R) tool to aid lenders in resolving TRID compliance issues regarding change of circumstance. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology with a 95 percent or better accuracy rate, the system automatically detects data discrepancies between multiple Loan Estimates (LEs) and Closing Disclosures (CDs).

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Appoints Honson Luma as VP to Assist In Its Plan to Enter the Cryptocurrency Market

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announces that it has appointed Honson Luma as Vice President of Sunshine Capital, Inc. and DIB Funding, Inc. to assist both companies’ entry in the cryptocurrency market.

Redevelopment Experts, RMA, Expand to Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA, Redevelopment Management Associates, recently announced the opening of their newest office in Winter Springs. The company’s success in reinventing numerous South Florida cities, with over $1 billion in private sector investment within client areas, captured the attention of several Central Florida city officials, leading to a dramatic increase in their mid-state client base.

Joshuacord Inc. Announces Fourth Annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run/Walk Nov. 19, 2016 Displaying Persecuted Ribbon for Support

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joshuacord, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, Christian, nondenominational organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to the oppressed and persecuted Christians in the Middle East and Africa, will be hosting its fourth annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

Sarasota Attorney M David Shapiro Comments on Landmark $70 Million ADHD Drug Risperdal Lawsuit

SARASOTA, Fla., July 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sarasota Florida attorney commented after a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict of $70 million against Johnson and Johnson for failing to warn of the risks associated for taking Risperdal. The case involved a sixteen-year-old boy who developed breast from the medication prescribed for attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

Colony American Finance Implements OpenClose Loan Origination Platform (LOS)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose(R), an enterprise-class multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that Colony American Finance (CAF), a specialty finance company that provides innovative loan products to residential real estate investors, implemented the OpenClose loan origination platform to support its new Single Asset loan product across correspondent, wholesale and retail channels.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Brings to Light Legal Ramifications of Pokemon Go for Users and Property Owners

BRADENTON, Fla., July 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal injury attorney Bernard F. Walsh points out the potential legal consequences of Pokemon Go for both app users and property owners. With the advent of the popular new mobile game Pokemon Go, millions of users are scouring cities, parks, and other publicly accessible areas in a “scavenger hunt” to collect virtual creatures called Pokemon.

Fatal Tesla Self-Driving Crash Draws Comment from Sarasota Accident Attorney David Goldman

SARASOTA, Fla., July 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Occurring on May 7 in Williston Florida, the first fatal crash, in the U.S. of a self-driving happened and tragically shattered an impressive safety record of the vehicles that use this innovative and experimental technology. While offering the promise of much safer roads with vehicles that are equipped with both automatic accident avoidance technology and fully self-driving modes the wide spread use of such technology while still under development and testing raises many questions.

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.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Acquires Small Cap Development, Inc. to Assist in Portfolio Acquisitions

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., July 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) announces it has acquired Small Cap Development, Inc. to help with the execution of the Company’s plan to acquire positions in multiple public companies.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Board Of Directors Meeting

BRADENTON, Fla., July 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bernard Walsh of the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh has attended the annual 2016 Florida Justice Association’s convention and meeting of the board of directors. Held at The Breakers Palm Beach, the event draws Florida’s most experienced plaintiff’s attorneys from around the state.

The Pink Fund and Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Bay Harbor Islands Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising Event

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Are you a survivor? Do you know a survivor? Has breast cancer affected your life in any way? If so, Dancing With The Survivors(R), presented by The Pink Fund and Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Bay Harbor Islands, and which returns to Miami Beach on September 25, 2016 at the Aventura Cultural Center, is the event for you.

Johnny Depp Statue Shows Concern for Dogs in Custody Battle with Amber Heard

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Teen sculptor Rodman Edwards has created a statue of Johnny Depp and his dogs in the midst of the actor’s divorce proceedings with wife Amber Heard, portraying the actor as winning custody of their dogs. The sculpture, shown with saddened dogs, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, Florida in August.

Now There’s an App That Reminds Us to Put Down Our Phones and Enhance Human Connections

ORLANDO, Fla., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Mode, a new smartphone app that makes us more mindful of how we use our devices, debuts in the app stores. The Mode app tracks time spent in different modes of day-to-day life without interruption. It encourages users to put down their phones and to be more deliberate with technology use, enriching their lives and their human connections. Mode reminds us to enjoy life untethered from constant emails, texts and notifications.

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.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Appoints James R J Scheltema as New President and CEO to Execute ‘The Duffy Plan’ for the Company

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announces that it has appointed James R J Scheltema as the Company’s new President and CEO to execute “Daniel J Duffy’s plan” of turning the Company into a well-structured, revenue, earnings and asset based company.

The Cultural Center of Pompano Beach Issues Call-to-Artists and Nonprofit Cultural Organizations

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cultural Center of Pompano Beach has announced a call-to-artists and nonprofit cultural organizations. The multidisciplinary venue, scheduled to open in early 2017, is seeking innovators in the visual and performing arts, digital and multi-media, music, dance, and theatre to become part of the Center’s “cultural collective.”

Attorney Bernard Walsh Gathered with Manatee County Area Law Enforcement to Honor Fallen Officers

BRADENTON, Fla., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer Bernard F. Walsh attended a ceremony honoring fallen officers of law enforcement who paid the ultimate sacrifice in keeping our citizens and community safe. The event, presented by Manatee Lodge 70 Fraternal Order of Police, drew law enforcement and legal community officials from the Sarasota-Manatee County area as wells public officials from Florida’s State government and our community.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces Approval of All Recommendations Made by Investment Trustee Daniel J Duffy, to Cancel 92% of Company’s Outstanding Shares

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that the Board of Directors has approved all recommendations made by Advisory Board Member and Investment Trustee, Daniel J Duffy.

Jody Leshinsky, Former Assistant Director of Broward Cultural Division, Joins The Creatives

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alyona Ushe, President & CEO of The Creatives, has announced that Jody Leshinsky is joining the nonprofit organization as the Vice President of Administration. Leshinsky, the former Assistant Director of the Broward Cultural Division, will work closely with Ushe in managing venues including The Pompano Beach Amphitheater (The Amp), the upcoming Cultural Center and other cultural initiatives throughout the City of Pompano Beach.

New Business and Marketing Podcast Creating a Digital Endurance Online

VERO BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Wait What Really Ok’ is part radio show, part podcast, part strategy & part comic relief that takes apart the misconceptions, misunderstandings and mistakes of online branding, marketing and promotion by delivering up to date, easy to understand information that can be applied to your marketing, regardless of your business.