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Sample Over 100 Beers at World of Beer’s ‘Craft Brews In The Park’ at The Avenue Viera

VIERA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — More than 100 different beers from 25 craft breweries will be available to sample at ‘Craft Brews In The Park’ at The Avenue Viera on Saturday, May 9 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. World of Beer is hosting an American Craft Beer Week celebration featuring live music, performers, food and amazing beer.

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MobileMoment LLC and ImageAMMO LLC Partner to Reach Consumers through Mobile Marketing Platform

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — ImageAMMO LLC and MobileMoment LLC have entered into an exclusive license and distribution agreement to offer the ImageAMMO platform for use in mobile marketing. ImageAMMO developed the technology for the next-generation platform to distribute and manage digital content in smartphones and tablets.

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Spodak Dental Group Named a 2015 Top Workplace in South Florida

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Spodak Dental Group is excited to announce that it has been selected as one of South Florida’s Top Small Workplaces 2015. The company was recognized for its strong team culture, encouraging work environment and professional development efforts.

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Cruise thru The Avenue: Local Charity Car Show to Benefit Boy Scouts in Florida

VIERA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — To benefit local Boy Scouts of America troops in Florida, The Avenue Viera will host a car show and cruise, ‘Cruise thru The Avenue,’ on May 2, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Customers are invited to stop by to see fabulous vehicles and enter to win raffle prizes.

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Age Management Medicine Group Conference: Release and Book Signing of BioTE Medical Pres. Gary Donovitz MD ‘Age Healthier Live Happier’

ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — BioTE Medical President and Founder Gary Donovitz M.D. releases his book ‘Age Healthier Live Happier – Avoiding Over-Medication through Natural Hormone Balance’ (ISBN: 9780990706458) to kick off the Age Management Medicine Group Conference at JW Marriott / Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes April 23-26, 2015.

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Lads to Leaders documentary ‘The Best Kept Secret’ to air on Dish ‘Angel Two’

SAINT CLOUD, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Lads to Leaders (L2L) invites parents and their children to watch ‘The Best Kept Secret’ and learn how they can become involved in the best training program in America. A documentary was produced about the program and the founder Dr. Jack Zorn. It will be shown nationally April 25, 2015, on DISH channel 266, Angel Two.

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CashNLearn, Orlando’s Own ‘Shark Tank’-like show is inviting local entrepreneurs to its launch kick-off

ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — CashNLearn, Orlando’s Own ‘Shark Tank’-like show is calling all local entrepreneurs to its launch kick off on May 15 at the Artegon Marketplace in Orlando, Fla.

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Russell Cattle Ranch in Florida to be auctioned on May 2, 2015 with Hall of Fame auctioneer Jim Gall

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Auction Company of America announced today that the famous Russell Cattle Ranch, a 420+ acres working cattle ranch in Bonifay in north Florida just minutes from I-10, will be auctioned May 2, 2015 in a special ‘retirement auction.’

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Mortgage Banking Industry Veteran Ken Ellis Joins OpenClose Sales Team in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that industry veteran Ken Ellis has been hired as director of business development. Ellis will be responsible for selling the company’s multi-channel LenderAssist(TM) LOS platform to lenders, banks and credit unions.

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CCMC Inc. Announces Complete Connector Migration Coverage for its Mortgage Loan Connector Solution

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — CCMC Inc., the financial industry’s integration experts, has announced a new offering available for its Mortgage Loan Connector solution, providing customers with greater flexibility when changing systems.

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Cory Allen Contemporary Art hosts Artist Daniel Edwards’ ‘Treason Memorial: The Portrait of Tom Cotton’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — As the U.S. takes a major step toward reaching a full agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, artist Daniel Edwards has created a ‘treason monument,’ featuring a bust of Senator Tom Cotton, as a protest to the ‘apathy of the American people’ regarding the 47 Senate Republicans who sent the unauthorized letter, at Cotton’s behest, to Iranian leadership that undermined the U.S. negotiations, to be unveiled later this month by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

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Miami’s Pro Day Brand Sportswear Takes on the Fitness and Sports World

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Currently, the NFL Combine is the most noted of all football camps and related events. College Pro Day is a very close second, and should soon challenge for the number one sporting crown. With the ever growing popularity of Pro Days, through manufacturing and licensing, True Fan Sports is positioning themselves as a premier powerhouse of high-performance sportswear, athletic sports shoes, leisure apparel and accessories.

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Spodak Dental Group Offers Free Oral Cancer Screenings in April during 2015 Oral Cancer Awareness Month

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — April 2015 is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Spodak Dental Group is offering free oral cancer screenings to the public during the entire month. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, there will be more than 40,000 people who will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year.

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Florida luxury custom home builder earns ‘Best Builder’ Reader’s Choice award 23rd year

SARASOTA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — When John Cannon first started building luxury homes in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, gasoline was 89 cents a gallon, disposable contact lenses had just come onto the market and the ‘Simpsons’ made their television debut. A lot has changed since 1987. But one constant is John Cannon Homes as a finalist in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Reader’s Choice poll for ‘Best Builder.

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Miami’s Paris Perfumes Inc. to Release Caron Paris Fragrances in New Deal with Bergdorf Goodman

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Paris Perfumes Inc., a Miami-based perfume distributor, announces its new deal with luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman to sell six rare fragrances and one limited edition of the second most established perfume house in the world, Caron Paris.

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Spodak Dental Group Increases Patient Convenience with New Secure Online Dental Payments

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Florida-based Spodak Dental Group is always looking for ways to provide its patients with excellent care and service, and with the addition of a new feature on the website, it’s even more convenient for patients to manage their dental payments.

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Florida Jobs Report: Miami Area Added Over 42,000 Jobs Over the Year in Jan. 2015

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — This week Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami – Miami Beach-Kendall metro area gained 42,900 new jobs in January 2015 compared to a year ago. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.1 percentage point over the year, from 6.9 percent in January 2014 to 5.8 percent in January 2015. Florida businesses have added more than 801,000 private-sector jobs since December 2010. Governor Scott said, “With nearly 43,000 new jobs over the year in January, more Floridians in the Miami area are getting the jobs they need to succeed and provide for their families. Across the state, Florida private-sector businesses have created more than 801,000 jobs since December 2010, and we will continue working until Florida is the best place in the world to get a job and live the American Dream.” The industries with the largest job gains over the year were trade, transportation, and utilities with 11,200 new jobs, education and health services with 9,500 new jobs, and professional and business services with 8,700 new jobs. Nine of the ten major industry sectors gained jobs over the year in January 2015 in the metro area. The Miami metro area had the second-highest online job demand in Florida in January 2015 with 29,854 job openings and had the third-highest number of openings for high wage, high skill science technology engineering math (STEM) occupations in January 2015 with 6,961 online openings. Every March, the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases revised historical employment (jobs) and unemployment rates based on a benchmarking process to adjust the data. These benchmark revisions are mandated by BLS and take place this time every year in every state. This process introduces new population inputs from the most recent Census and other revisions to economic data which leads to changes in the original estimates. Florida created 14,600 private-sector jobs in January 2015, and a total of 801,100 private-sector jobs since December 2010. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate for January 2015 was 5.7 percent. In January, more than 35,500 Floridians were placed in jobs by CareerSource Central Florida, along with the state’s other 23 Regional Workforce Boards. To view the January 2015 employment data visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.

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Florida Gov. Scott says Tamiami Trail Project Will Help Move Water South

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a permit to the Department of Interior’s National Park Service, Everglades National Park, for the construction of 2.6 miles of bridges and raised roads along the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) in Miami-Dade County. The project will deconstruct a section of the Tamiami Trail and replace it with a bridge so that water north of the road may flow into the Everglades, providing needed water to the Everglades National Park. This project will result in enhanced movement of water south from Lake Okeechobee. Governor Rick Scott said, “Restoring the Florida Everglades and protecting Florida’s natural treasures is incredibly important to protect the beauty of our state. The Tamiami Trail project will help move more water south from Lake Okeechobee which directly benefits the Everglades, as well as the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. On top of completing critical projects, we have proposed a dedicated source of revenue that will provide more than $5 billion for Everglades restoration over the next 20 years. This funding will ensure future generations of Floridians can enjoy our state’s natural beauty.” The Tamiami Trail currently inhibits water flowing south into Everglades National Park. By constructing bridges, water will be able to flow more naturally to the Park. DEP Secretary Jon Steverson said, “This is a huge step forward in our efforts to restore the Everglades. Moving water south through the Everglades is critical for wildlife, and keeping it out of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries is vital to protecting these important waterbodies.” Governor Scott has committed up to $30 million per year over three years or $90 million total for this project. In addition to long term investments, the Department of Environmental Protection is working with the South Florida Water Management District and local partners to take aggressive action on both coasts to improve the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of water in Florida. Governor Rick Scott’s 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget provides a total of $150 million for Everglades restoration, including $20 million for Kissimmee River restoration. The “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget also creates a dedicated source of revenue for Everglades restoration that provides more than $670 million for ecosystem restoration over the next four years and more than $5 billion over the next 20 years. This means that during the Governor’s second term alone, South Florida’s families will know the state has the ability to fund its share of the restoration of the Kissimmee River and the construction of the C-43 and C-44 reservoirs – projects that will provide almost 100 billion gallons of storage to protect Florida estuaries.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Presents Escambia County Public Schools With $1.4 Million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — At Blue Angels Elementary School earlier this week, Governor Rick Scott presented 22 schools in Escambia County with $1.4 million in school recognition funding. Florida Governor Scott announced last month the distribution of more than $124 million in School Recognition Program funding this year to Florida’s high performing schools across the state based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement. Governor Scott said, “Florida teachers are doing a great job preparing our students for college and careers, and I am proud to recognize the hard work of the Escambia County school district by presenting them with $1.4 million in school recognition funding today. These funds will help provide Escambia county schools and teachers with resources they need to continue to build upon their success, and put Florida another step closer to providing our students with the best education system in the nation.” Escambia County Schools Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said, “Escambia County is proud to welcome Governor Scott’s visit today and highlight the great successes of our twenty-two schools. Our students, teachers, and school staffs are working hard every day, and this recognition funding will play a big role in continuing our success as we continue our journey to excellence.” To view Governor Scott’s release announcing the statewide distribution of the School Recognition Program, click HERE: http://bit.ly/1DWxqUB . For more information on the School Recognition Program, click HERE: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/accountability-reporting/fl-school-recognition-program

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OpenClose named by HousingWire as a Top 100 Most Innovative Technology Company for 2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that it has been named to HousingWire magazine’s second annual HWTECH 100(TM) list for 2015. HW TECH100 honors the 100 most innovative technology companies serving the U.S. mortgage finance and real estate industries.

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Lucky You: Spodak Dental Group Offers $2200 off Invisalign and Wisdom Teeth Removal

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Florida’s Spodak Dental Group is offering a March “Lucky You!” special for patients who are interested in straightening their smile. Patients will receive $2,200 off the cost of Invisalign and wisdom teeth removal when they enroll in treatment of both during the month of March 2015.

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Superior Solar, Florida’s Most Recommended Solar Company, Launches New Website to Better Serve Customers

ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Superior Solar, a leader in residential and commercial solar energy in Central Florida, did an unconventional unveiling of its new website and logo design on March 6. Instead of dictating the look and feel of the site, Superior opened up the design process directly to its employee team, clients and web users, officially launching its new website today.

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Florida Custom Home Builder, John Cannon Homes, Wins 24 Awards in 2015 Parade of Homes

SARASOTA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Winning 24 awards at the annual Parade of Homes Awards Presentation, John Cannon Homes in Sarasota, Fla., was the most recognized custom home builder in this year’s competition of 93 single family home entries. ‘Our award-winning models showcase our attention to architectural details and feature different levels of finish,’ said John Cannon, President.

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Mortgage veteran Will Foy joins loan origination system provider OpenClose

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider based in Florida, today announced that it hass hired Will Foy as integration manager. In this role, Foy will be responsible for client integrations, project management, quality assurance and testing, the application of agile technology methods, and business analysis and solution crafting.

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Spodak Dental Group offers $1,000 off Invisalign for Floridians who want a nicer smile

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Spodak Dental Group in Florida is offering a February ‘sweet’ deal for patients who are interested in straightening their smile in 2015. Patients will receive $1,000 off the cost of Invisalign when they enroll in treatment during the month of February.

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ARMCO ACES Risk Management to Present QC Benchmarking Tool ACES Analytics at MBA Tech Conference 2015

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), a leading provider of web-based quality control software for the financial services industry, announced it has been selected to present during the inaugural ‘Technology Showcase. at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA’s) National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo 2015 in Orlando.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Torres joins Spodak Dental Group

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Spodak Dental Group expands the team of eminently qualified doctors to include Daniel Torres, DMD. A local to Delray, Dr. Torres is committed to providing his community with superior dental care.

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Young sculptor Rodman Edwards debut at CACA: Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Teenage artist Rodman Edwards’ protest against Bill Cosby for misrepresenting his TV characters and their messages is proposed as a nude statue of Cosby’s Dr. Cliff Huxtable from ‘The Cosby Show’ to ‘replace’ the busts of the legendary performer displayed in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame. The Dr. Huxtable sculpture created by Edwards, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Announces Merritt Island Boat Works to Create 380 New Jobs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Fla. Governor Rick Scott announced that Merritt Island Boat Works will open a new manufacturing facility in Merritt Island, which will create at least 380 new jobs and a capital investment of more than $16 million in Brevard County. Governor Scott said, “Florida is on a mission to become the global destination for jobs and it great news for the families in Brevard County that 380 new jobs will be added to the community. While Merritt Island Boat Works considered other states for their new facility, they chose Florida as the best place to create jobs. This year, we are proposing to permanently eliminate the sales tax on manufacturing equipment so more manufacturers like Merritt Island Boat Works will choose Florida to grow and expand their business.” Last year Governor Scott eliminated the tax that manufacturing businesses pay for the purchase of machinery and equipment in the manufacturing process until 2017. This year’s proposed 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget permanently eliminates that tax, which is estimated to reduce the tax liability of Florida’s manufacturing businesses by $142.5 million annually beginning in 2017. House Speaker Crisafulli said, “I join Governor Scott in saying the Merritt Island Boat Works expansion is a welcome addition to our community. The Florida House will continue working to extend the pro-business, pro-growth policies that created an environment for companies like this to expand.” Florida’s manufacturing sector ranks among the top 10 nationwide with more than 18,200 companies employing some 317,000 people statewide. The state is home to leaders in advanced manufacturing, including aerospace and defense products, electronic components, medical equipment and much more. Florida is the leading state for sales of new powerboats, motors and accessories with $1.96 billion in 2013, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Merritt Island Boat Works considered locations in North and South Carolina but chose Brevard County for its available workforce and access to U.S. and international markets. Secretary of Commerce and EFI president and CEO Gray Swoope said, “Merritt Island Boat Works’ new facility in Brevard County will add great value to Florida’s growing manufacturing industry. Removing the sales tax on manufacturing equipment was a tremendous boost for the state and Florida has become more competitive as a result. Companies are taking an increased interest in our skilled workforce and infrastructure as a result of our improved business tax climate.” This competitive economic development project was won with the help of close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “The addition of 380 new manufacturing jobs in Brevard County over the next four years is further proof that sound, pro-business policies are working in Florida. Merritt Island Boat Works will join Florida’s strong business community and move the state closer to achieving our goal of making sure everyone who wants a job can get one.” Lynda Weatherman, president and chief executive officer, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast said, “Facilities are often one of the most critical factors in relocation decisions. Part of what positioned our community at the top of the list was a move-in ready facility in a prime location. That, coupled with an area that understands the luxury boat manufacturing market, and an aggressive recruitment process, were crucial factors in the selection of Brevard County for Merritt Island Boat Works. They are a welcome addition to a growing industry across the Space Coast.” Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI facilitates job growth for Florida businesses through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Announces $5B Over 20 Years to Restore Everglades

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — This past week, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed a dedicated source of revenue that will provide more than $5 billion for Everglades restoration over the next 20 years as part of his 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget. If passed by the Legislature, $150 million will go towards Everglades restoration this year. In addition, Governor Scott’s proposed budget also includes $150 million that will be allocated toward land acquisition and management which will focus in part on protecting land for the Florida panther. Governor Scott said, “Florida has an abundance of natural resources that help create a foundation for our growing economy, whether it is driving our state’s tourism industry or providing a great quality of life that has attracted families to our state for generations. During my first term, we made historic investments in our springs and Everglades and I am proud to continue to make important investments in our environment this year. We will keep working to make sure we preserve our natural treasures so Florida can continue to be a top destination for families, visitors and businesses.” As part of the $5 billion investment, Governor Scott is committed to fully funding the state’s share of the restoration of the Kissimmee River and the construction of the C-43 and C-44 reservoirs over the next four years. Collectively these projects will provide more than 100 billion gallons of storage to protect our estuaries from discharges of water from Lake Okeechobee. The dedicated source of funding for Everglades restoration will also allow for the Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District to identify and fund additional storage projects in the future – and provide the certainty that a restored Everglades will become a reality. The Governor will release his full “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget recommendations this week

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