Florida Business News - Page 22

Page 22 of Florida Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

Jobs Bill Tax Credit Not Enough: More Small Businesses Turn to Business Cash Advances

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The jobs bill approved by the U.S. Senate includes a tax credit meant as a hiring incentive for small business. But small businesses say it’s not enough. With many struggling to meet payroll while revenue is down, hiring a new employee in return for a few thousand dollars is not feasible or smart. Businesses are turning instead to small business financing and cash advance providers like Business Cash Advance to stay alive.

A South Florida School Develops New Method of Teaching That Helps Students Learn Faster and Easier

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Almost anyone can learn practically anything faster and easier using the Sdoia-Satz Method, a new system of teaching and learning, says Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, Executive Director of Sdoia-Satz Institute in Miami. Phyllis Sdoia-Satz and Barry Satz have written a book called ‘Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn’t Have To!’ (ISBN: 978-1607090076, hardcover; Rowman and Littlefield, 2009) which defines and explains the Sdoia-Satz Method.

Predicted 2010 Credit Squeeze Means More Business Cash Advances

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With forecasters predicting another tight credit market in 2010, business owners are learning the new realities of small business financing. They will pursue every option they can, even methods they wouldn’t have considered a few years ago, says Business Cash Advance.

Super-Gliding – Fad or Futuristic Sport?

CLEARWATER, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global Synthetic Ice, worldwide leader in the development of synthetic ice, introduces ‘Super-Gliding,’ the sport of skating on a surface other than real ice. Synthetic ice surfaces are not ice, but can be skated on using normal ice skates in the same manner as ice. These surfaces require no refrigeration or grooming equipment and are completely recyclable, so they are the environmentally-conscious alternative to refrigerated ice rinks.

LRM Industries Introduces EverDock – A Simple, Green Dock Building Solution

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of EverDock modular dock panels, the first product in family of innovative and environmentally friendly thermoplastic marine dock solutions. LRM will show EverDock panels for first time from February 11th through the 15th at The Miami International Boat Show 2010.

Allstar Coaches Cuts Rates for Florida RV Rentals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allstar Coaches, Florida’s leading RV rental dealer announced today that it is reducing rates for Florida RV rentals during the months of February, March and April 2010. In addition Allstar Coaches is offering all-inclusive Florida RV rental specials and reduced delivery fees for Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Sebring and the upcoming Daytona 2010 Speedweek.

The Evolution of Lending: BusinessCashAdvance Creates Economic Stimulus Product

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More and more financial institutions are tightening belts when it comes to lending money. That’s why the concept of receivables-based lending has evolved and become a more viable option for small businesses than in the past. BusinessCashAdvance, ‘where businesses go to grow,’ is a prime example of how the lending climate is changing.

ABC’s Bachelor Jake Pavelka Takes Florida RV Rental Firm for a Ride

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Florida RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches was featured on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s ‘The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love.’ Nine gorgeous women, all competing for the love and affection of Bachelor Jake Pavelka piled into the waiting RVs for a road trip up the beautiful California coast. With stopovers at a Santa Ynez vineyard, the dunes of Pismo Beach and the towering redwoods of Big Sur, the scenery was almost intense as the drama was.

Financial Foundation Group Tampa – Hope for Children though Toys

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2009 was a landmark year for the Financial Foundation Group. Even though the economy and the stock market have hit many hard, the Financial Foundation Group has been diligent about providing assistance to those in need. A combined effort of our country’s great U.S. Marine Corps, as well as many excited members of the Tampa office, created the opportunity for FFG to give back to the community that supports it by hosting a Holiday brunch and Toys for Tots collection event on December 12, 2009.

RV Rental Company Hits the Road with ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allstar Coaches will be accommodating a group date on the fourth episode of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. The episode will cover a special group date where the entire cast takes the adventure on the road with the newest Bachelor, Jake Pavelka. Left heartbroken on the last season of The Bachelorette, Jake is now ready to give love one more try.

Maxx Merchants Announces New Partnership with PenSoft

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maxx Merchants announced today that it has partnered with PenSoft to provide PenSoft’s clients with merchant services. PenSoft is a leading manufacturer of payroll software designed to help small to mid-sized businesses and payroll service providers process payroll and related tax requirements faster, easier and more cost effectively. Through this partnership, PenSoft’s clients will be able to accept credit cards and utilize other merchant services through the PenSoft software at a discounted rate.

State Representative Kurt Kelly Files to Run for Congress against Grayson

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — State Representative Kurt Kelly, whose district covers part of Florida’s Eighth Congressional district, today filed paperwork to run for Congress against controversial first-term Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson. ‘The people of Central Florida deserve a Congressman with a business background who knows that money spent by the federal government in Washington isn’t play money, but rather hard-earned money taken out of each of our paychecks,’ said Rep. Kelly.

Foreclosure Deals’ Report Is Valuable Tool for Real Estate Investors

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure Deals, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, has compiled important data for the second semester of 2009; it releases statistics on foreclosure information throughout the U.S. This is valuable information for people who want to invest in foreclosed homes for sale.

Single for The Holidays? Dating Expert Rochelle Peachey Offers Survival Tips

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Few people like being alone. Sure, there are some men and women who truly like their single status, but most of us prefer having someone special in our respective lives. If you are single by choice, then you are not in need of advice, but if you are unattached and are open to suggestions to make it through the holiday season, dating expert Rochelle Peachey offers a plethora of advice.

Give the Gift That Everyone Needs – a Personalized Doormat

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finding the gift for the person who seems to have everything can be a challenge. So can selecting the ideal present for important people in your life beyond family members and friends – such as your children’s teacher, the mail carrier and your fitness instructor at the gym. For a unique gift, you can give them an item they need with an appearance that fits their respective personality. The Personalized Doormats Company is an online company that offers a wide variety of customized doormats for homes and businesses.

Falling Apart: Newly Released Book Depicts ‘Anti’ Bernie Madoff Character

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The media is saturated with real-life accounts of financial scoundrels such as Madoff, Sanford, and Rothstein making people sadly aware of men who strive to cheat their clients through criminal schemes and outright theft. Such is the story line of husband and wife co-authors Ken and Tammy Brown’s ‘Falling Apart’ (ISBN: 9781605943954, Llumina Press). However, the man in this book is innocent.

New Book Exonerates Thomas Jefferson in DNA Controversy over Slaves and Sally Hemings

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘In Defense Of Thomas Jefferson’ (ISBN: 978-0-312-56100-0), has just been published by St. Martins Press and concerns the major historical controversy surrounding Mr. Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings. ‘In Defense’ definitively destroys the cultural myth that Jefferson had any relationship with Ms. Hemings.

London Bay Homes Launches New Website with Expansive Photo Gallery and Interactive Floor Plans

NAPLES, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — London Bay Homes, a Naples, Florida-based builder of luxury custom homes and unique Village communities throughout Southwest Florida, has designed and launched a new company website that provides visitors with a wide range of content including a custom home photo gallery, interactive floor plans, blog, and real estate news at www.londonbay.com.

Interim HealthCare Celebrates National Home Care Month in November

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of the nation’s home care professionals and volunteers, Interim HealthCare will join home care providers throughout the United States in kicking off the November celebration of National Home Care Month. The month-long celebration pays tribute to the dedicated home care professionals and volunteers who enable elderly, disabled, and chronically ill individuals to live their lives where they want to most-in their own homes.

Physical Therapists from Tucson and Omaha Named 2009 Therapists of the Year by Interim HealthCare

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Physical therapists Ed Onofrio of Tucson, Ariz., and Nina Van Beaumont of Omaha, Neb., have been named the 2009 Interim HealthCare Therapists of the Year. Interim is the nation’s largest combined home health care and medical staffing provider, employing more than 75,000 health care workers who serve more than 50,000 people each day. Runners-up for this year’s award were Martha Sandven of St. Paul, Minn., and Rainna Nolan of Atlanta.

Vero Florida Company Earns Restoration Certification

VERO BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global Restoration Group (GRG) in Vero Beach, Florida, is proud to announce it has been qualified by education and examination as Certified Water Restoration Technicians and Applied Structural Drying Technicians, by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Capital Markets Cooperative Brings More Value to its Clients with Addition of IDS, Inc.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Markets Cooperative has added IDS, Inc., to its list of preferred service providers. This relationship will bring the cooperative membership greater benefits when contracting with IDS for its state-of-the-art document preparation technology. Similarly, CMC will provide best-in-class secondary marketing solutions to those banks, credit unions, and independent mortgage companies operating on the IDS platform.

Foreclosure Deals’ Widgets: An Excellent Resource for Real Estate Pros

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What’s a widget? Foreclosure Deals announces some new features – its new widgets – created for easy and up-to-date foreclosure database access and mortgage rate information. ‘Widgets are a great way to build a user’s knowledge of the material on your Web site,’ James Foxx, real estate expert with Foreclosure Deals, explains.

Foreclosure Inventory Remains at All-time High

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank Foreclosures Sale reports that ‘Making Home Affordable,’ a $75 billion federal government-backed initiative to keep up to seven to nine million Americans in their homes by preventing avoidable foreclosures, may have an uphill battle.

mXpo.net 2009 Virtual Mortgage Tradeshow Adds Del Mar DataTrac, MortgageDashboard, RateAlert, and vLender – Registers 1,200 Attendees

AVENTURA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — mXpo.net 2009 Virtual Mortgage Tradeshow, the first mortgage industry-sponsored virtual tradeshow, conference and educational content event being held October 7 – 8, continues to add exhibitors including Del Mar DataTrac, MortgageDashboard, RateAlert and vLender, and has registered more than 1,200 attendees.

Foreclosure Listings Data Bank Lists Homes 20 to 40 Percent Below Market Value

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The number of foreclosures for sale remained near record levels for the month of August according to real estate industry reports. Prices continue to drop on foreclosure listings as market levels remain at record lows. ‘Whether people are seeking to buy or sell, now is the time to take action,’ Alex Rolim, real estate investment advisor for ForeclosureDataBank, says.

myEnergyLoan Sponsors mXpo.net 2009 Virtual Mortgage Tradeshow to Promote Green Residential Lending Alternatives

AVENTURA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Green residential mortgage lending network myEnergyLoan founder and president Jeff Cole will present ‘Green Lending – Financing the Shift’ as a sponsor of mXpo.net 2009 Virtual Mortgage Tradeshow on October 8, 2009. mXpo.net is the first mortgage industry-sponsored virtual tradeshow, conference and educational content event being conducted October 7 – 8, just days before the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) annual conference.

‘Dear Graduate’ Book Author Urges Parental Vigilance in Advance of New Federal Credit Card Rules

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The federal government is clamping down on the Wild West of credit card issuing to young adults when tough new regulations go into effect in February 2010, and Brett Handler couldn’t be happier. Handler, author of ‘Dear Graduate’ (ISBN-13: 978-0-615-29936-5, Dreamstar Publishing), the innovative new book and CD for young adults about financial responsibility, has been railing against credit card companies’ injudicious card issuing practices for years.

Making the Bed is a Pain – Literally! CKI’s New Bed MadeEZ Does the Heavy Lifting for You

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cadence Keen Innovations (CKI), a leading inventor and provider of sleep solutions, announces the introduction of Bed MadeEZ™, a new patent-pending device designed to effortlessly lift a mattress while changing linens. Bed MadeEZ utilizes a unique wedge-shaped, ergonomic design that easily inserts between the mattress and the box spring, creating an automatic lift as it slides in. The mattress then rests in a raised position, eliminating the need for repeated lifting as the linens are changed.

Kite Properties Opens New State of the Art Hotel

OKEECHOBEE, Fla., Aug. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kite Properties, LLC announces the opening of the new Hampton Inn by Hilton located in Okeechobee, Florida on Florida SR 70 one half mile east of US 441. Developed by Kite Properties, LLC, a hotel development and investment comp any, the property is the second completed hospitality project in Florida and marks the continuation of the company’s growth plan of developing more Hilton and Marriott Hotels.