Florida Business News - Page 20

Page 20 of Florida Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Feeding a Country in 2 days – The World Food Association (WFAO)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A local corporation is feeding an African country. World Food Association Organization S.A. Inc. (WFAO), will be shipping over 285,000 meals to Ghana thanks to the efforts of the 45 member team here in West Palm Beach and their leading management team based in Sao Paulo Brazil. On February 20 and 21, WFAO will be packaging 42,000 pounds of high-quality rice, sugar and vegetables that are fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Telovations Welcomes Elizabeth Vanneste as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Telovations, a leader in innovative business communications solutions, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Vanneste as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Elizabeth will be responsible for driving Telovations’ continued business success, building on the company’s existing strong position in the Hosted PBX market, and strategic initiatives for existing and new product launch efforts.

Leading Sage Business Partner, Specializing in Manufacturing, Distribution, Warehouse Management, Looks to Increase Base in Florida and Latin America

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southeast Computer Solutions announced today that it has retained the marketing strategy and consultancy firm Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC to assist with the strategic growth of the business in Florida and Latin America.

Foreclosures Dip 5 Percent in First Half of Year

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure Listings Nationwide, a leading provider of foreclosure listings and foreclosure investment information, announced a nationwide 5 percent decrease in foreclosure properties over the past six months. Much of the decrease occurred during the second quarter of 2010, when foreclosures fell 4 percent from the previous quarter and were up only 1 percent from the second quarter of 2009.

VIVO Partenza – Enjoy ‘Ten for $10′ at Lunch and the ’50/50’ Program for Happy Hour

BOCA RATON, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affordable elegance is the buzz word on everybody’s lips when they visit Vivo Partenza in Boca Raton. The incredibly gorgeous restaurant is making it easy to enjoy the ‘best of the best’ everyday. With the launch of lunch, Vivo created the amazing ‘Ten for $10’ concept. Each week there will be at least ten starred items on the menu that will be offered at the incredible price of just $10.

Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill Celebrates Grand Opening in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill in Boca Raton is celebrating their Grand Opening week, beginning Wednesday, August 4th. The impressive location offers an expansive space that will treat sports fans to an unprecedented viewing experience featuring the largest projection TV in South Florida and personal flat screen TV’s at every table.

LMR International, Inc. Launches All-inclusive Contact Management Software

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To coincide with its twentieth anniversary, LMR International this week announced the launch of its comprehensive, all-inclusive contact management software – CRM Sales Machine. The CRM Sales Machine has an array of practical features that include: contact management, lead generation, financial, marketing, and e-commerce capabilities.

LRM Industries Launches High Efficiency HydroDome 610 Stormwater Chamber

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of the HydroDome(TM) 610 composite stormwater chamber. The HydroDome design concept, introduced in 2009, comes from both the efficiency of nature and the ageless understanding by architectural engineers, that the dome is stronger than an arch or vaulted tunnel.

Internet Marketing Talk Show Premieres in Tampa Bay Market on August 7th

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Palm Harbor-based internet marketing consultant Len Dozois will launch Your Internet Marketing Show on Saturday, August 7, 11 a.m. to noon on WTAN-AM 1340, Clearwater, Florida, and WDCF-AM 1350 Dade City. Live show audio and video will be streamed at YourInternetMarketingShow.com.

Telovations Ranks in Top 10 of Tampa Bay’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Telovations, a leader in delivering hosted business voice services, was named the 10th fastest growing company in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Business Journal at its annual Fast 50 awards luncheon. Telovations increased revenues 265 percent over the past two years, earning it the No. 10 ranking on the business publication’s Fast 50 List.

LRM Industries Re-brands, Launches New Web Site

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, has re-branded and launched a new Web site showcasing a range of developing new thermoplastic/composite products for the environmental engineering and green building markets. The designs of these innovative products were enabled by the unique size and structural features capabilities of LRM’s unique patented STF Sheetless ThermoForming and TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming technologies.

New iPhone Cruise Finder App Sets Sail

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iCruise.com, a leading national travel retailer of cruise vacations, announced today the launch of its new Cruise Finder app for iPhones, iPods and iPads. The free download will give travelers access to detailed information about hundreds of ships and thousands of cruise itineraries.

‘The Eggplant People’ Invade the Frozen Aisles at West Coast Grocery Outlets

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dominex LC, the leader in specialty eggplant products for more than 25 years, has successfully invaded the frozen aisles at select West Coast retailers. Now, consumers will find the ‘The Eggplant People’s’ combinations of fresh eggplant and all-natural ingredients at Safeway, Raley’s (Nob Hill), Vons, select Whole Foods and Ralph’s locations in addition to leading natural food retailers.

31% of Home Sales in First Quarter Were Foreclosures

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure Deals, an online leader in the foreclosed homes for sale listings and information industry, announced today that 31% of all residential properties sold in the first quarter of 2010 were foreclosure properties. Experts at the company believe the statistic shows that people are continuing to turn to the foreclosure market as a plentiful source of low cost homes.

Telovations Wins ‘Outstanding Business of the Year’ Award

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Telovations, a leader in innovative business communications solutions, today announced that they are a winning recipient of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year award. This year’s award was presented to Telovations on June 30th, 2010 at the Chamber’s annual awards gala that included more than 200 supporters of local businesses and non-profits that was in attendance.

Lamborghini Palm Beach Becomes an Exclusive DITEC Product and Service Provider

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DITEC International Corp., a preservation and protection company focused on providing marine, automobile, building and airplane industries with protection, preservation and maintenance products, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Lamborghini Palm Beach, a subsidiary of the Warren Henry Auto Group in South Florida, a group of high-line luxury dealerships servicing its customers for over 34 years.

BusinessCashAdvance.com Offers Alternative Financing to SBA Business Loans

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 15, President Barack Obama signed legislation to add $80 million to the Small Business Association (SBA) business loan programs, and effectively extend stimulus benefits through the end of May. But a recent study suggests that a significant majority of small business owners will remain uninterested. Instead, many are seeking financing alternatives, says BusinessCashAdvance.

SilverFast Now Available in Customized Canon CanoScan 9000F Version

SARASOTA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LaserSoft Imaging is now offering a specially adapted version of its professional scanning software, SilverFast, for Canon’s new CanoScan 9000F. SilverFast guarantees a considerable increase in quality and productivity. As part of this sales launch users will receive a 25 percent discount off all available SilverFast versions for the Canon 9000F.

Tony and Laurie Bova Celebrate Their New Beginning with the Grand Opening of VIVO Partenza – A Modern Italian Restaurant

BOCA RATON, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celebrating a new beginning, Tony and Laurie Bova have opened a new modern Italian restaurant, VIVO Partenza, in Boca Raton, Florida. The inspired name is both symbolic and sentimental. In Italian, VIVO means ‘alive’ and ‘lively’ and partenza translates to ‘a departure,’ specifically the constant departures one makes into new phases of life. A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for June 30, 2010, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

DITEC Research and Development Enters into an Agreement with Presentwater AS

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DITEC Research and Development, a wholly owned subsidiary of DITEC International Corporation focused on development of environmental chemicals and technologies, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Presentwater AS, an innovative Norwegian company with a strong maritime network and strategic alliances towards world-leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

Multimodal Hazmat Shippers Learn Latest Regulations at Lion Technology Workshop

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have stepped up enforcement to reduce undeclared and illegal hazmat shipments via airline, truck, rail, and ship. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids (e.g., paint and paint-related materials), as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.

Ron Wilk, Author of Papal Rogues, Offers Informative New Blog on His Website

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When retired neurologist Ron Wilk began his second career as a thriller writer, people began asking how he made the transition. With the recent release of ‘Papal Rogues’ by Langdon Street Press, Wilk created a blog on his website to address the many questions he has received from fans.

Foreclosures Plateau in April

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure Support, an online listings provider of foreclosed homes for sale, reported that foreclosures dropped 9 percent nationwide during the month of April, leading experts to speculate that the foreclosure homes market may finally have plateaued. In addition to the 9 percent drop since March, foreclosures fell 2 percent from April of 2009, marking the first year since the foreclosure crisis began that the market has seen an overall drop.

Foreclosures Fall 9 Percent Nationwide During April

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure Deals, a leader in providing listings of foreclosed homes for sale nationwide, reported today that foreclosure filings in April fell 9 percent from the previous month, and over 2 percent from April of 2009. The company also revealed that default notices, which mark the beginning of a new foreclosure, were down 12 percent from March and over 27 percent from the previous year, while bank repossessions (also known as REOs) of existing foreclosures hit a record high.

Interim HealthCare Honors Moms with Unique Mother’s Day E-cards

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Mother’s Day, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest franchise healthcare company, is recognizing moms across the country with unique Mother’s Day e-cards. The e-cards allow users to share their favorite stories about their mothers and create a customized flower in her honor.

Business Cash Advances Fill a Financing Void for Many Small Businesses

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the outlook of traditional business credit markets remaining bleak, many small business owners are taking matters into their own hands, seeking out alternative means of finance, and this is proving to be a boon for the business cash advance industry according to BusinessCashAdvance.

Introducing Webjet.com: Largest Online Travel Agency in Australia Launches Operation in the United States, Highlighting Unique ‘StayThenPay’ Hotel Feature

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Webjet Ltd., Australia’s largest and most successful online travel agency, is excited to announce the launch of its U.S. affiliate. Operating as a fully independent online travel agency, Webjet.com is committed to help U.S. customers search through millions of airfare and flight combinations to find the best deal for international itineraries.

Matt Hughes Promotes MMA Workout and Complete Fitness System

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nine-time Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes, has endorsed and tested the next big fitness craze for women and men – Cage Fitness. Hughes is a big proponent of fitness. In fact, every year he travels to Capitol Hill and meets with government officials to talk about the importance of health and fitness. Now, Cage Fitness will be added to his talking points.

Foreclosures Up by 7 Percent During First Quarter

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank Foreclosures Sale, an online leader in the foreclosure listings and information industry, reported new statistics for the first quarter show foreclosures are up 7 percent from the most recent quarter, and almost 16 percent from the first quarter of 2009. While the first two months of the year saw relatively low foreclosures, filings surged 19 percent in March, largely accounting for the overall quarterly increase.

New Book ‘Papal Rogues’ by Author Ron Wilk is Now Available at Major Book Sellers

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Papal Rogues’ (ISBN: 978-1936183029), the debut thriller by author Ron Wilk is now available on Amazon.com, ronwilkfiction.com, and through book stores nationwide. Papal Rogues is published by Langdon Street Press and draws the reader into the clandestine underbelly of corporate America, the U.S. Military and most shockingly — the Vatican.

More Businesses Dismissing Banks for Business Loans

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As traditional bank loans become scarce, more small business owners are turning to alternatives like business cash advances offered by BusinessCashAdvance. The company has provided an attractive option to a growing number of entrepreneurs seeking business loans in this tough economy. It expects this trend to continue as credit tightens even further.

Allstar Coaches Reports Florida RV Rentals at Highest Level in Years

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Florida RV rentals are approaching the highest levels since 2006, according to Florida based RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches. ‘Compared to the past few years, RV rentals across the board are way up and at the highest levels we’ve seen in quite some time,’ said CEO Rob Tischler. Allstar Coaches is also reporting substantial increases in reservations for their California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania RV rentals.

Naples Hotel Group to Offer Hotel Management, Turnaround, and Development

NAPLES, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Naples Hotel Development and Management Co. announces the formation of Naples Hotel Group (NHG), a fully integrated Hotel Management, Turnaround, and Development company with offices in Naples, Houston and Vero Beach. The new company will provide years of experience, expertise, and proven abilities to hotel owners and operators throughout the United States.

Interim HealthCare Opens New Franchise Office in Detroit, Michigan

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the economy has forced many businesses to cut back, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading health care franchise company, is expanding. Interim HealthCare announced the opening of a new franchise to serve the home care needs in the Detroit, Michigan area. ‘As the population continues to age, the need for home care services becomes even greater,’ said new owner Mojeeb Shahbain.

New Mind Chi Book Helps Re-Wire the Brain in Just 8 Minutes a Day

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Achieve personal and professional goals almost effortlessly. If you want to think better and sharper, feel more confident and experience more well-being in your personal and business life, you’ll want to read the new book ‘Mind Chi’ (ISBN: 978-1-906465-58-2, Wiley, 2010) by co-authors Richard Israel and Vanda North.

Controversial New Book Reveals 2,500 Year Old Bible Cover-up

LAKELAND, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book, ‘The I AM Principle’ (ISBN 1448605946; Good Gets Better Publishing), takes a controversial look at the 2,500 year old translation of the Old Testament, from which the text of most modern Bibles is derived. Author Kimberly Fuller takes an in-depth look at the history of the replacement of the name of God from ancient scriptures, which was replaced by the words LORD and GOD in early translations as far back as 450 BC.

Florida Residents: Your Used Tent Needed in Haiti Now

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Florida residents and businesses can get involved!

Bank Foreclosures Sale Reports Fewer Foreclosures in January

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New statistics from Bank Foreclosures Sale, a leading online provider of foreclosure listings and information, reveal that foreclosure rates in states across the nation were down significantly during January. Nationally, the number of foreclosures for sale fell by 10 percent from December to January, with a total of 315,710 foreclosure homes reported.

CONIX Systems Unveils Day 1 Exceptions Processing Solution at BAI Payments Connect

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CONIX Systems, a leading international provider of payment processing solutions to the financial services industry and a pioneer in the creation of post-Check 21 exceptions management tools, will showcase Xcept, its Day 1 exceptions processing solutions, at the BAI Payments Connect Conference in Kissimmee, Fla., March 1-3 (booth 604).

Memory Training Centers of America Expands its Services to Assisted Living Communities in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Memory Training Centers of America (MTCA, previously referred to as ATMTC) has been providing evaluation, treatment, education and support to individuals suffering from memory impairment and caregivers since 2001. MTCA is the largest provider of cognitive evaluations and memory training services at Assisted Living residences in the Northeast, with more than 20 Centers in assisted living and independent senior retirement communities, as well as nursing care and hospital-based programs.