Geography of Florida

Union Home Mortgage Positioned to Grow in Coastal Carolina with Expanded Jacksonville Team

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'Union Home Mortgage (UHM), a high-growth independent mortgage banking company with world-class culture, is excited to announce an expansion in the thriving Carolina coastal market of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

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  • b'Union Home Mortgage (UHM), a high-growth independent mortgage banking company with world-class culture, is excited to announce an expansion in the thriving Carolina coastal market of Jacksonville, North Carolina.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe familiarity and expertise they possess make them ideal additions to our team and aligns perfectly with our growth strategy and vision.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe Partners comprising UHM\xe2\x80\x99s newly strengthened presence in Jacksonville include Timothy Jackson, Bernice Poteet, Melissa Seiler, and Stan Walston.
  • In addition to her branch responsibilities, Skipper will be focused on growing the sales team.
  • With a world-class culture that stands out in the mortgage industry, UHM Partners (employees) are guided by a Code of Conduct that emphasizes respect, open communication and accountability.

El Car Wash Acquires Motor City Car Wash

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:30pm

b'El Car Wash, the largest car wash company in South Florida, accelerated its expansion with the acquisition of three Motor City Car Wash locations in Palm Beach County.

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  • b'El Car Wash, the largest car wash company in South Florida, accelerated its expansion with the acquisition of three Motor City Car Wash locations in Palm Beach County.
  • El Car Wash now has twelve operating locations and a development pipeline throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties that will result in over 25 opened stores in the next year.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe are thrilled to partner with David Daszkal and the extremely talented Motor City team to expand our presence north while advancing our strategy of building the leading car wash platform in Southeast Florida,\xe2\x80\x9d stated Justin Landau and Geoffrey Karas, co-founders of National Express Wash, the parent company of El Car Wash. \xe2\x80\x9cOver the last 20 years, Motor City has established the leading brand with the best operations in Palm Beach County which, when combined with our complementary development pipeline in Palm Beach and Broward Counties as well as our existing stores in Miami-Dade, will create a highly attractive geographic footprint with an unmatched service offering for our growing customer base.\xe2\x80\x9d\n\xe2\x80\x9cMotor City\xe2\x80\x99s combination with El Car Wash creates a unique platform with a market-leading position, stretching from Miami up to and throughout Palm Beach County,\xe2\x80\x9d said seasoned car wash owner and operator David Daszkal, founder of Motor City Car Wash. \xe2\x80\x9cI am extremely excited to join the El Car Wash family, leverage my longstanding ties to the community and decades of car wash and real estate development experience as I work with Justin, Geoff and their team to execute the combined company\xe2\x80\x99s ambitious growth plans.\xe2\x80\x9d\nAs part of the acquisition, El Car Wash has hired industry veteran Ronnie Bertka as VP North, and will be onboarding all Motor City employees, notably its District Manager Jose Peralta and Chief Administrative Officer Beth Galassi.
  • El Car Wash and Motor City will merge its unlimited membership programs, allowing current and future members to have access to all locations.
  • In addition, El Car Wash is the newest sponsor of Zoo Miami, with the El Car Wash Flamingo Exhibit set to be unveiled shortly.

New Pensacola Beach Eco Trail Website Encourages Eco-Tourism

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Look a little deeper and you\'ll discover that it is also home to a fragile and diverse eco-system with abundant wildlife and plant life.\nPensacolaBeachEcoTrail.com is an extension of the physical Pensacola Beach Footprints in The Sand Eco Trail, which consists of informative, educational signs posted across the island.

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  • Look a little deeper and you\'ll discover that it is also home to a fragile and diverse eco-system with abundant wildlife and plant life.\nPensacolaBeachEcoTrail.com is an extension of the physical Pensacola Beach Footprints in The Sand Eco Trail, which consists of informative, educational signs posted across the island.
  • An interactive map hosted on the website guides visitors along the trail which stretches from just outside the Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens gate to Park East - just before the Opal Beach area.\n"The new Pensacola Beach Footprints in the Sand Eco Trail website reinforces SRIA\'s mission to preserve our natural resources, manage growth and promote eco-friendly tourism in a clean, safe community environment," said Robbie Schrock, Director of Administration for SRIA.
  • "We are thrilled to have this new resource to help visitors learn how to enjoy and appreciate the natural wonders of Pensacola Beach.
  • "\nStunning imagery and videos illustrate the wide variety of plant and animal life that can be found on Pensacola Beach.

The Home Depot Opens Three New Florida Distribution Centers

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:30pm

b'ATLANTA, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot announced today that it has opened three new distribution centers across Florida, spanning from West Palm Beach and Miami to Fort Myers.

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  • b'ATLANTA, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot announced today that it has opened three new distribution centers across Florida, spanning from West Palm Beach and Miami to Fort Myers.
  • The facilities will provide even faster delivery options to customers in the South Florida region.
  • The company plans to open two additional Miami distribution centers in 2022.
  • "These investments are helping us deliver to our Pro and DIY customers across South Florida when, where and how they want.

Haute Residence Welcomes Tammy Campbell McNelis (formerly Plummer) and The CPM Team To Its Exclusive Real Estate Network

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:00am

PETERSBURG, Fla., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Haute Residence is pleased to welcome Tammy Campbell McNelis (formerly Plummer) and The CPM Team to the exclusive Haute Residence Network as its representative in the St. Petersburg and Tierra Verde, Florida, luxury real estate markets.\nTammy Campbell McNelis (formerly Plummer), is the founding partner of The CPM Team at ReMax Metro in St Petersburg, Florida.

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  • PETERSBURG, Fla., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Haute Residence is pleased to welcome Tammy Campbell McNelis (formerly Plummer) and The CPM Team to the exclusive Haute Residence Network as its representative in the St. Petersburg and Tierra Verde, Florida, luxury real estate markets.\nTammy Campbell McNelis (formerly Plummer), is the founding partner of The CPM Team at ReMax Metro in St Petersburg, Florida.
  • While at Coldwell Banker, she won numerous individual awards before starting her own boutique concierge real estate team.
  • Her clients always come first and that is why she believes in keeping her real estate team small.
  • Tammy notes, "We do not want to be the biggest team in real estate.

Ganja Pioneer Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion Commemorates 4/20 with New Jersey Celebration and Miami Expansion

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 9:20am

The sweet is, not only a huge in-store and online celebration party this 4/20, but also the announcement of his expansion, with a 420-themed lounge opening soon in Miami, Florida, entitled, The Joint of Miami.

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  • The sweet is, not only a huge in-store and online celebration party this 4/20, but also the announcement of his expansion, with a 420-themed lounge opening soon in Miami, Florida, entitled, The Joint of Miami.
  • After decades of public persecution, Ed Forchion is finally being applauded for his decades of activism.
  • The Joint of Miami, located in the Wynwood Art District, will be a marijuana lounge with \'members only\' access.
  • Now I\'m headed to Miami and I\'m super excited about the upcoming Florida expansion with the new lounge location.

Brad Schrepferman joins SagaCity Media as Senior Vice President of Omnichannel Sales

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:13pm

b'SEATTLE, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --SagaCity Media, Inc. is pleased to announce that Brad Schrepferman has joined its leadership team as its first Senior Vice President of Omnichannel Sales.\nMr.

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  • b'SEATTLE, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --SagaCity Media, Inc. is pleased to announce that Brad Schrepferman has joined its leadership team as its first Senior Vice President of Omnichannel Sales.\nMr.
  • Schrepferman arrives at SagaCity with two decades of proven success at media and entertainment brands such as Viacom, Disney, Rolling Stone, and Shazam.
  • He will be responsible for revenue growth across SagaCity\'s best-in-class local media brands in Houston, Seattle, Sarasota, and Portland, Oregon.
  • "\nSagaCity Media, Inc. is the parent company of the preeminent lifestyle media brands in Seattle, Portland, Houston, Sarasota, Aspen, Vail, and Park City.

Tampa Bay Business Journal Names Yolanda Jameson Top Corporate Counsel Honoree 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 5:30pm

b'TAMPA, Fla., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital \'s General Counsel and Senior Leadership Team member, Yolanda Jameson, has been named Top Corporate Counsel Honoree 2021 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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  • b'TAMPA, Fla., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital \'s General Counsel and Senior Leadership Team member, Yolanda Jameson, has been named Top Corporate Counsel Honoree 2021 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  • As part of BluePearl\'s Senior Leadership Team, Yolanda has been instrumental in helping the business grow, leading the execution and navigating the acquisition process of more than a dozen practices in 2020 alone.\n"I am privileged to have a true seat at the table at BluePearl and honored to be named Top Corporate Counsel Honoree 2021.
  • As a member of BluePearl\'s Senior Leadership Team, I contribute to overall strategies and goals for the company, as well as setting priorities for my own department," explained Yolanda.
  • "\nThis years\' 20 Top Corporate Counsel Honorees will be recognized on the Tampa Bay Business Journal website, in print and in the Tampa Bay Business Journal\'s Corporate Counsel special edition on May 7, 2021.

Lake Nona Collaborates with Microsoft Research for First Virtual Lake Nona Impact Forum

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

b'ORLANDO, Fla., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Lake Nona has collaborated with Microsoft Research to provide a virtual version of its prestigious Lake Nona Impact Forum , which annually convenes global thought leaders in health, wellbeing, business, academia, and technology to discuss the future of health.

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  • b'ORLANDO, Fla., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Lake Nona has collaborated with Microsoft Research to provide a virtual version of its prestigious Lake Nona Impact Forum , which annually convenes global thought leaders in health, wellbeing, business, academia, and technology to discuss the future of health.
  • The Lake Nona Impact Forum is hosted by the Lake Nona Institute a nonprofit, community-focused organization that leads Lake Nona\'s wellbeing initiatives.
  • In addition to the Impact Forum, the Institute\'s current projects include a longitudinal study known as the Lake Nona Life Project and a prototype healthy and smart home known as WHIT .\nTo learn more about the Lake Nona Impact Forum, visit http://www.LakeNonaImpactForum.org .
  • Known for thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, top-rated education facilities, business and research clusters, retail and entertainment centers, and diverse workspaces, Lake Nona encompasses the best Central Florida has to offer.

Florida Career College Partners with Strada Services to Enhance HVAC Training Program

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:44pm

We provide on the job training, but not everyone comes to us with the same level of skills," Joe said.

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  • We provide on the job training, but not everyone comes to us with the same level of skills," Joe said.
  • "So when I heard about Joe\'s needs at Strada, I thought Florida Career College might be a good fit.
  • "\nAs part of his role with BTF, Manny works closely with a variety of training providers in the Orlando area and had an established relationship with Florida Career College (FCC).
  • "But because Strada specializes in HVAC installation, there needed to be additional training in \'rough in\' skills.