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.


November Is C. diff. Awareness Month

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Nov. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation reemphasizes that the month of November is “C. diff. awareness month” and is being recognized with its partners around the globe again in 2019.

Spodak Dental Group Provided Military Veterans and Their Families with More Than $7,000 of Free Dental Care During Freedom Day USA 2019

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group (“SDG”) recently provided complimentary dental services to the men and women of the US’ Armed Forces and their family members as part of the Seventh Annual Freedom Day USA. In total, 18 patients were treated at no cost during the event.

The Pap Corps’ End of Year Giving Campaign Designated for Sylvester’s 3rd Game Changer Vehicle

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Nov. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pap Corps is proud to announce the Dr. Kevin Berkowitz Memorial End of Year Giving Campaign will help fund the purchase, retrofit and operation of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 3rd Game Changer Vehicle.

Hemp+Ville CBD Launches Franchise Opportunities at the CBD Expo November 14-16, 2019 in Orlando, FL

OXFORD, Miss. and ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founded by Tony Barragan, Hemp+Ville CBD takes a different approach to the CBD Oil store. By focusing on health and wellness, Hemp+Ville CBD has become a leader in the Oxford, MS market as the destination for consultative, health-focused CBD Oil solution.

Papa and Aetna Announce Collaboration in Florida for Medicare Advantage Members

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Papa Inc., a leading provider for seniors and Medicare Advantage Members, announced today its collaboration with Aetna, a CVS Health company. Papa connects local college students, known as “Papa Pals,” to older adults who need help with companionship, house chores and technology lessons.

American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted Over 300 Attendees and Physicians

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association (AMMPA) held their 3rd Annual Conference on October 4-6 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. More than 300 medical marijuana practitioners and physicians from across the nation and other countries around the world attended the 3-day conference.

Superstar DJ Datsik Addresses His Absence and Looks to the Future

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After an 18-month self-imposed hiatus, Datsik, a leader in the dubstep world, surfaced with a statement explaining his absence, which he posted on his Facebook page. After extensive touring over the last decade, he sought help for mental health issues that he opted to come to terms with.

Ethically-Sourced Vanilla Bean Powder Now Available

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Native Vanilla, an Orlando-based vanilla provider, has announced the new production, distribution and sales of vanilla bean powder. Like all Native Vanilla products, the vanilla bean powder follows the same standards — exceptional quality, sustainably-sourced, and naturally grown.

Papa and HomeThrive Strategically Partner to Better Support Loved Ones Aging in Place

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Papa Inc., a nationwide provider of services for seniors and caregivers announced today its newest partnership with HomeThrive. The launch will begin November 11, 2019 in Illinois, Michigan and Florida where Papa Pals will work with HomeThrive and their clients to provide Papa’s companionship and in-home support services.

Hans van der Sluijs Joins BioTork as Chief Development Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BioTork, the leading evolution biotechnology company, today announced that biotech executive Hans van der Sluijs has joined the company as Chief Development Officer. Hans brings over 20 years of international business leadership experience, with a focus on business development, management, and building strategic alliances/partnerships.

John Paul Prebish Lists a Stunning New Construction Furnished Home in Sought-After Old Naples

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luxury Naples Agent, John Paul Prebish, lists a remarkable residence offered furnished for $4,245,000. The new benchmark in Floridian luxury living and entertaining beckons with this magnificent, modern masterpiece.

Dr. Craig Spodak Named Align Technology Faculty Member

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Craig Spodak, dentist at Spodak Dental Group, was recently named a member of Align Technology’s North American Faculty. He is considered an expert in his field and joins a group of elite dentists, orthodontists and team educators across the world, and is among one of only a few Align Faculty Members in Florida.

Love and Sex – Female Author Puts New Spin on Old Topic

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book released by RSRX, LLC, “Women, Sex & What’s Love Got to do With It” (ISBN: 978-1532358975) by A.M. Vignetti, is a short and humorous read that most people – men, women, young and old – will likely relate to personal events in their own lives.

Non-Profit Announces New Safety-Reviewed Wheelchair Vehicle Resource

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) announced today the debut of an online resource designed to help people with disabilities and their caregivers make informed choices when shopping for a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

ARMCO Completes Fast Track 45-Day Implementation Delivering on Bay Equity’s QC Update Deadline

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation solutions, has announced that it has implemented ACES Audit Technology(TM) for Bay Equity Home Loans, well within the lender’s 45-day deadline for launching its new quality control (QC) operations.

Industry Veteran Chris Olsen Joins OpenClose as Vice President of Sales Engineering

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it added technology veteran Chris Olsen to help further expand its sales department. Chris holds the newly created position of vice president of sales engineering.

Five Tips to Turn Tourists into Investors – Economic Development and Marketing Experts Develop ‘Investment Tourism’ Strategy

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What if your city could implement a strategy that would transform tourists into long-term investors? That is the concept behind “Investment Tourism,” a comprehensive Economic Development and Marketing platform developed by the award-winning principals of RMA and CJF Marketing International.

C Diff Foundation’s Junior Infection Fighters Program Takes Action against Harmful Germs One Community at a Time Worldwide

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation announced today that the inaugural C Diff Foundation Junior Infection Fighter Program was introduced to families and their children/teens in Chester County, Pennsylvania on October 12, 2019.

Former POET and Domtar Executive Mark DeAndrea Joins BioTork as President and Chief Strategy Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Industry Veteran Mark DeAndrea has been appointed as President & Chief Strategy Officer of BioTork. Mark’s recent operational leadership experience includes Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Domtar BioMaterials (advanced materials and performance chemicals innovation and commercialization) and Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for POET.

Jim McCann Lists a Masterpiece Residence Located within the Historic Estate Section of Palm Beach

PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luxury Palm Beach Agent, Jim McCann, lists a remarkable Palm Beach estate offered for $12.9 Million. Taking center stage at the heart of over half an acre of exquisitely manicured grounds designed by the acclaimed Landscape Architect, Mario Nievera, this unique and unrivaled French-Normandy style residence is simply without comparison.

Best U.S. Theme Parks Celebrated in Top Villas Awards

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top Villas, one of the world’s leading luxury villa rental specialists, has unveiled its ranking of the best theme parks to visit in the United States through the inaugural Theme Park Awards.

Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida, Selects Synergy Education Platform

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) has selected the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint(R) Educational Systems for its K-12 student information management needs. The district’s Synergy solution will include Synergy Student Information System and Synergy Special Education in a cloud-hosted environment.

Dr. Kerri White Gives Back: Save Your Teeth and Save the Reef!

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Kerri White of White Smiles of Boca is dedicated to saving our ocean and future. Now through January 1, Dr. White will donate 5% of the proceeds from every new comprehensive Invisalign(R) treatment start to the FAU Foundation’s “Nelligan Sea Turtle Research Support Fund.”

Why Low Balance Letters Are Not Working for Automotive Lenders

MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — South Florida-based AI Fintech company Aclaro, whose mission is to deliver data transparency and personalized insights to its auto lending clients, has developed an innovative, technologically advanced method of increasing borrower retention rates. Instead of sending out thousands of low balance letters with the hope that customers will open these letters and follow up with the lender, Aclaro has made the process much simpler and easier.

Foxtail Coffee Co. Welcomes Scott Callahan, J.D. to Team as Co-Owner

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This week, Foxtail Coffee Co., a local chain serving organic and ethically-sourced coffee, added Scott Callahan to their owner and leadership team. Callahan, a real estate investor, lawyer and philanthropist in Winter Park, Fla., will also serve as general counsel to the company. He joins co-founders Alex Tchekmeian and Iain Yeakle in overseeing the expansion and continued success of the local string of cafes.

ARMCO’s Sharon Reichhardt Wins HW Tech Trendsetters Award

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, today announced that Sharon Reichhardt, the company’s vice president of client success, has been named a winner of HousingWire’s inaugural Tech Trendsetters award.

Fannie Hillman + Associates Expands Central Florida Legacy

WINTER PARK, Fla., Oct. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fannie Hillman + Associates, a long-standing fixture in the Central Florida real estate market, has acquired a new location along famed Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. On September 26, 2019, Fannie Hillman + Associates, led by President and Broker Scott Hillman, purchased Winter Park Land Company.

ARMCO Names Trevor Gauthier Chief Executive Officer

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, today announced that Trevor Gauthier has been appointed as CEO and board member of ARMCO. Avi Naider, who led ARMCO for the past 10 years as CEO, will transition to the board of directors.

Spine and Wellness Centers of America Announces Expansion into Northern Palm Beach County

MIAMI and PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Sept. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spine and Wellness Centers of America (SWCA), operator of innovative institutes devoted to optimal health and wellness, today announced expansion into Northern Palm Beach County. Local son Dr. Jeffrey R. Cara, DO, will serve as director of the firm’s new Palm Beach Gardens-based institute.

Muhle-Glashutte Launches a New Limited-Edition Watch to Honor 80 Years of the World’s Largest Aviation Organization, AOPA

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Duber Time Group, the U.S. Distributor for Muhle-Glashutte is honored to announce the partnership between the largest aviation association in the world, AOPA with Muhle-Glashutte in the release of a limited-edition watch to celebrate 80 years of AOPA, the AOPA AeroSport.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine Honors OpenClose CRO Vince Furey with 2019 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced its chief revenue officer (CRO), Vince Furey, has been awarded National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s Most Connected Mortgage Professionals’ distinction for 2019.

Largest Aircraft Association and Muhle-Glashutte Create Unique Pilot Watch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A sleek and powerful pilots watch, designed by pilots. The team at The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest association for aviation enthusiast and pilots, designed this watch with Muhle-Glashutte, the legendary watch manufacturer. This limited edition of 500 pieces is to be released in celebration of the 80th anniversary of AOPA.

Elizabeth Karwowski, CEO, Get Credit Healthy, Selected Woman With Vision Award Winner

SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fin-tech company, Get Credit Healthy, Inc., (a subsidiary of Beta Music Group Inc. OTC PINK: BEMG) announces CEO Elizabeth Karwowski, has been selected as a winner of the Women With Vision Award, to be presented live, during the Vision Summit on September 25 in Tampa, Florida.

ARMCO QC Trends Report: Loan Quality Corrects with Market’s Upturn

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, announced the release of the quarterly ARMCO Mortgage QC Trends Report. The latest report covers first quarter (Q1) 2019 and provides loan quality findings for mortgages reviewed by ACES Audit Technology(TM).

‘Better than Crutches’ – Medical Professionals Create Breakthrough Mobility Technology

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Healthcare innovator Dynamo today announced the rollout of Dynamo SportSwings. Designed as a replacement for the common, underarm crutch, it reflects the most advanced, top-to-bottom redesign since the days of the Egyptian pharaohs.

ARMCO Expands Client Base by Adding KWIK Mortgage, The KLR Group and Several Top 25 Mortgage Lenders

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation solutions, has announced that it has achieved significant growth during the first two quarters of 2019, the result of acquiring new clients, including KWIK Mortgage, The KLR Group and several top 25 mortgage lenders.

8th Entrepreneur Summit to Feature Successful Business Owners and Experts

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Returning for its eighth year, Hispanic Unity of Florida’s 2019 Entrepreneur Summit is a day-long learning and networking event showcasing the diverse array of businesses that contribute to South Florida’s economy. This year’s event will be held on Friday, September 20 at Nova Southeastern University in the Carl DeSantis Building.

Local Authors Book Signing at Open Houses in The Plantation at Ponte Vedra

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kathleen Floryan, Broker Associate with eXp Realty together with Kim M. Davis, Broker Owner of Ponte Vedra Beach Realty invite you to a joint Open House featuring two outstanding local authors for a book signing and tour of two amazing homes for sale on September 8, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Foundation Created to Continue Legacy of Moses White

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Moses White Foundation has been created to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged in Tampa through youth advancement, community revitalization and individual empowerment. Known as a successful business owner throughout Tampa, Moses White was also a famed civil rights leader and community advocate.

Founders of RBS Re Join EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants as Part of Growing EPIC Reinsurance Unit

MIAMI, Fla. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the additions of Alex Soria, Tony Rodriguez, Randy Baker and Ken Knopp, a well-known and highly regarded team of Healthcare Reinsurance specialists, who spent nearly 20 years together as RBS Re and more recently as Cardinal Point, LLC (a South Miami based firm).