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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 49 items )  

11th Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission Announces Circuit Court Judicial Vacancies and Applicants
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- The Florida Judicial Nomination Commission issued the following news release: The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of Judges William Altfield, Gina Beovides, and Laura Shearon Cruz, and the resignation of Judge Samuel Joseph Slom. Rebecca Valentina Aroca Maria Guitian Barker Todd Bass Karl Brown Rachel Can  more

11th Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission Announces Circuit Court Judicial Vacancies and Applicants
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- The Florida Judicial Nomination Commission issued the following news release: The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge John W. Thornton, Jr., and the appointment of Circuit Court Judge Renatha S. Francis to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court. Ramiro Christen Areces Rebecca Valentina Ar  more

Academy of Country Music Announces Rexha as Additional Recipient of ACM Music Event of Decade Award
ENCINO, California, Oct. 21 -- The Academy of Country Music issued the following news release: The Academy of Country Music(R) announced Warner Records artist Bebe Rexha as an additional recipient of the ACM Music Event of the Decade Award for "Meant to Be" featuring Florida Georgia Line. Rexha received her award in a surprise backstage presentation last night (10/20) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA while on tour with the Jonas Brothers' HAPPINESS BEGINS TOUR. Florida Georgia Line also  more

ACLU of Florida Issues Statement on Limited Stay of Execution for Veteran Dailey
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 25 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida issued the following statement by Executive Director Micah Kubic: On Wednesday, Oct. 23, James Dailey, a veteran who served his country during three tours in Vietnam and one tour in Korea and who has spent more than 30 years on death row, was granted a limited stay of execution by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, which will allow his substantial claims of innocence to be considered. The court's  more

American Cleaning Institute 20/20 Vision of Clean: Convention Registration Now Open
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The American Cleaning Institute issued the following news release: Registration is now open for the global cleaning product supply chain's top business-to-business event: the 2020 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention. The event takes place January 27-February 1, 2020 at the Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Eligible companies can find out more information about the Convention and register today on ACI's website, cleaninginstitute  more

American Jewish Committee Is First Jewish Organization to Address Latino Evangelical Alliance General Assembly
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: In an historic encounter, American Jewish Committee (AJC) interreligious and Latino staff experts addressed the Alianza Evangelica Latina (AEL, Latin Evangelical Alliance) General Assembly. AJC is the first Jewish organization so honored. Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, and Dina Siegel Vann, Director of AJC's Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin  more

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Presents Knoer With 2019 John W. Webb Lecture Award
BETHESDA, Maryland, Oct. 21 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news release: ASHP today honored Scott J. Knoer, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, with its John W. Webb Lecture Award. Knoer is the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Cleveland Clinic where he leads an international pharmacy enterprise with a $1.1 billion dollar drug budget and 1,410 FTEs in 18 hospitals with facilities in Ohio, Florida, Nevada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; London, England; and Abu Dhabi, UAE.   more

Association of Community Cancer Centers Marks 15th Anniversary of Oncology Pharmacy Education Network
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Oct. 22 -- The Association of Community Cancer Centers issued the following news release: * * * - Honors Founding Leaders * * * During American Pharmacists Month, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is marking the fifteenth anniversary of its Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN). In recognition of their vision and dedication, ACCC is pleased to honor OPEN founding pharmacist leaders Ernest R. Anderson Jr., MS, RPh, FASHP, FMSHP, and Steven L. D'Amato  more

Baptist Health Medical Group Welcomes Bariatric Surgeon Marlon Pastrana, M.D.
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 21 -- Baptist Health Medical Group, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, issued the following news release: Bariatric surgeon Marlon Pastrana, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages. Dr. Pastrana specializes in weight-loss surgery that can reduce a patient's risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including heart disease, hi  more

Baptist Health Veteran Lazo Named as CEO of Bethesda Hospital East in Palm Beach County
CORAL GABLES, Florida, Oct. 25 -- Baptist Health South Florida issued the following news release: Nelson Lazo, a veteran chief executive at Baptist Health South Florida, has been named CEO of Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West in Palm Beach County. The hospitals merged with Baptist Health in 2017. "Bethesda Board Chair Jeffrey Pheterson and I are very pleased to announce that Nelson Lazo has been selected as the CEO of Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West," said Bo   more

Boat Owners Association of the United States: Boaters - What's Your Vision of the Future for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary?
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The Boat Owners Association of the U.S. issued the following news release: For the first time since its creation in 1990, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is giving recreational boaters and anglers the unique opportunity to help shape its future by commenting on the draft Restoration Blueprint. The plan could expand the sanctuary's boundary, update regulations, modify and establish new marine zones, and revise its nonregulatory management plan. So what do b  more

Campaign Legal Center Urges Court to Broaden Relief to All Florida Voters With Financial Hardship Before Presidential Primary Election
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 25 -- The Campaign Legal Center issued the following news release: * * * - Court can ensure a uniform process for all Floridians with financial hardship by granting the Raysor Plaintiffs' motion to certify a class action. * * * Judge Robert Hinkle for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an opinion on October 18 granting relief to the 17 plaintiffs represented in the consolidated Jones v. DeSantis cases, and prohibiting the state from  more

Coca-Cola and American Forests to Plant Trees in Miami
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- American Forests issued the following news release: One of Miami's most fragile beaches, Virginia Key Beach, will have a new look October 26th, 2019, after representatives from American Forests, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and Million Trees Miami plant trees and other vegetation that will benefit the Florida city's wildlife and people. More than 60 volunteers will spend the morning planting 80 trees that will provide shelter and food for wildlife. They, too, will plant 1  more

Computed Tomography Scan Used for First Time in Florida to Measure Effect of Saltwater Intrusion in Everglades
TAVERNIER, Florida, Oct. 25 -- Mariners Hospital, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, issued the following news release: Mariners Hospital welcomed a team of experts from the South Florida Natural Resources Center to perform a Computed Tomography (CT) scan on 16 soil samples to measure saltwater intrusion in the Florida Everglades. "This is the first time this technology has been used this way in the state," said JC Holmes, Imaging Services director at Mariners Hospital. "We are thrilled t  more

Connecting Miami Students to Leaders of the Real World at the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Regional Conference
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute issued the following news: On October 10th, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) hosted its 2019 Regional Future Leaders Conference: Connecting You to the Real World at the University of Miami (UM), Newman Alumni Center in Miami, Florida. CHLI Chairman, the Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart, welcomed the Miami audience and spoke about the creation of CHLI and its mission to prepare, connect, and honor lea  more

Destin Chamber of Commerce: First Ever BizTech Features Information to Grow & Protect Businesses of All Sizes
DESTIN, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The Destin Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: According to a recent Forbes article, 58 percent of cyber attack victims were small businesses, and the cost of lost revenue, money to fix the problem, and damaged reputation forced some to close permanently. Is your business a target? Yes! Designed for business owners and employees of all skill levels, the first ever Destin Business Technology Summit, or BizTech, is set for Wednesday, Oct. 30, at The  more

Economic Development Commission Announces Slate of Officers for Fiscal Year 2019/2020
SPACE COAST, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast issued the following news release: * * * - Newly appointed Chair, Joe Mayer, leads prestigious leadership lineup. * * * During its 2019 Annual Meeting on October 16, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC) announced its slate of officers for its Fiscal Year 2019/2020 as follows: * Chair, Mr. Joe Mayer * Director, Government Relations - Florida, Lockheed Martin Space * C  more

Economic Development Commission Awards Potter, Ciuro at 2019 Annual Meeting
COCOA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast issued the following news release: During its 2019 Annual Meeting on October 16, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC) awarded the Gary R. Cunningham Distinguished Service Award for Economic Development to Mr. William (Bill) C. Potter and its 2019 Volunteer of the Year to Mr. Daniel Ciuro. "Securing Brevard County's economic future is the mission of the EDC and its success  more

FCSA, Member Schools Play Key Role in the 2019 Florida Charter Schools Conference
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 21 -- The Florida Charter School Alliance issued the following news release: The Florida Charter School Alliance (FCSA) is a proud partner of the Florida Charter Schools Conference. Hosted by the Florida Department of Education and their Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, this Conference is the premier gathering for charter school leaders and governing board members in Florida. This year's conference kicks off next week -- on Tuesday, Oct 29 -- at the Roya  more

Federal Court Rules the Right to Vote in Florida Cannot Be Denied on Account of Wealth
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 25 -- Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law issued the following news release (edited): A federal court ... ruled that the right to vote cannot be denied on account of wealth. Plaintiffs challenged a Florida law that creates wealth-based hurdles to voting and undermines Floridians' overwhelming 2018 passage of Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to over a million people. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, NAACP Legal   more

FINRA Bars Ami Forte and Charles Lawrence for Their Roles in Churning Accounts of Elderly Client With Dementia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued the following news release: * * * - Forte and Lawrence Exploited Elderly Client to Generate More Than $9 Million in Commissions in Less Than One Year * * * FINRA today announced it has barred Ami Forte and Charles Lawrence of Florida for their respective roles in churning accounts belonging to a 79-year-old customer who suffered from severe cognitive impairment. Forte first met the customer (identified as "RS" in the   more

Florida Bar: Supreme Court Disciplines 11 Attorneys
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 24 -- The Florida Bar issued the following news release: The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 11 attorneys, disbarring three, revoking the licenses of one, suspending one and reprimanding six. One attorney was also ordered to pay restitution and two were given probation. Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to disbarment. As an official arm of the   more

Florida Farm Bureau: Statewide Meeting Honors Volunteer Members
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 24 -- The Florida Farm Bureau issued the following news: Florida Farm Bureau will celebrate its 78th anniversary at the Caribe Royale Orlando Resort, Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2019. The meeting will include award and recognition programs to honor outstanding young farmers and ranchers, state lawmakers and the accomplishments of county Farm Bureaus and individual members for their distinguished service to agriculture. "We are honored to recognize our volunteer members at our   more

Florida League of Cities: Cities Promote, Celebrate Local Government During Florida City Government Week
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 21 -- Florida League of Cities issued the following news release: This week, cities throughout the state will participate in Florida City Government Week to help educate the public on what local government does and how it directly impacts them. The weeklong campaign is sponsored by the Florida League of Cities and is part of its ongoing effort to promote and foster civic education and engagement. "Cities provide residents with essential services to enhance our qualit  more

Florida Realtors and IVD Germany Sign Cooperative Agreement for the Future
BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 22 -- Florida Realtors issued the following news release: Florida Realtors(R) and IVD Germany today signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during a VIP meeting between leaders of the two real estate professional organizations in Berlin, Germany. The MoU agreement establishes the cooperation of the two Realtor organizations in developing a mutually beneficial relationship for their respective members, setting the stage for increased business opportunities. "As p  more

Florida Realtors: Fla.'s Housing Market - Sales, Median Prices, Pending Inventory Up in Sept. 2019
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 22 -- Florida Realtors issued the following news release: During September, Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices and increased pending inventory compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors(R). Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 23,510 last month, up 11.5% from September 2018. "Mortgage rates that remain historically low and strong economic trends continue to help fuel Florida's  more

Florida Sports Foundation: Road to the 2019 World Series Began in the Florida Grapefruit League
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The Florida Sports Foundation issued the following news release: The two teams squaring off in the 2019 World Series have deep roots in the Florida Grapefruit League. While their beginnings in the State of Florida date back to the 1960s, the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals grew even closer to one another when they began sharing, Florida's second two-team Spring Training complex, the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach in 2017. The t  more

Food For The Poor's Christmas Gift Catalog: Honor Those You Love, Remember the Poor
COCONUT CREEK, Florida, Oct. 22 -- Food for the Poor issued the following news release: Food For The Poor's Christmas Gift Catalog is filled with ideas that epitomize the spirit of giving and can change the lives of the destitute poor. In developing countries served by the charity, poor families can't afford books or school supplies. Children kick empty bottles, cans, or whatever they can scrounge up in place of a ball. They have never received a Christmas or birthday gift or any other kind of  more

Food for the Poor: Palm Beach Teen Builds His Third School in Jamaica
COCONUT CREEK, Florida, Oct. 21 -- Food for the Poor issued the following news release: Hundreds of students at Iona High School in Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica, started the fall semester with two new buildings on campus, thanks to the determination of a talented and compassionate high school student in Palm Beach, Fla. Rafe Cochran, 14, a ninth-grader at Oxbridge Academy, in West Palm Beach, was excited to be back in Jamaica for the dedication of the new buildings. These much-needed spaces w  more

Global Chemical Engineers Community Will Meet at Orlando Conference
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 -- The American Institute of Chemical Engineers issued the following news release: * * * - Offering More Than 750 Technical Sessions * * * The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will spotlight the roles that chemical engineers play in addressing societal and industrial challenges when the organization's 2019 Annual Meeting convenes in Orlando, Florida, November 10-15. The conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, is expected to attract thousands of  more

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: Twenty Students Awarded Caf Bustelo El Caf Del Futuro Scholarships Totaling $100,000
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 22 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has selected twenty students from HACU-member institutions to each receive a Cafe Bustelo(R) El Cafe del Futuro Scholarship of $5,000. The Cafe Bustelo(R) El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship recipients are from HACU-member institutions in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Texas  more

Inaugural Table Talk Event Brings Over 3,000 Central Floridians Together for Community-Wide Discussion
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 25 -- Central Florida Foundation issued the following news: Central Florida Foundation, the region's community foundation, launched the inaugural Table Talk event yesterday. The event's purpose was to initiate a community-wide conversation where all individuals have a seat at the table and a chance to be heard. At the first Table Talk yesterday, residents shared insights and ideas about the state of the region and their ideas for the future. The initiative gave citizens a  more

IPR Welcomes Greene of Yum! Brands, Mauer of Merck, Leong of Hunter, Bates of Hotwire as New Trustees
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 25 -- The Institute for Public Relations issued the following news: The Institute for Public Relations is thrilled to announce the addition of four new Trustees to its Board: * Jerilan Greene, Global Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc. * Jennifer Mauer, VP, Global Corporate Communications, Merck * Grace Leong, CEO and Partner, HUNTER * Barbara Bates, Global CEO, Hotwire Jerilan Greene Jerilan Greene is the Global Chief Communicatio  more

LEED Plaque Presented by Southwest Florida Branch of US Green Building Council
FORT MYERS, Florida, Oct. 25 -- Southwest Florida Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Southwest Florida Community Foundation's Collaboratory located at 2031 Jackson Street, Suite 100 in Fort Myers has achieved LEED GOLD certification using the LEED v4 Building Design + Construction: New Construction rating system. A permanent plaque was presented by the Southwest Florida Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council on October 24, 2019. Collaboratory is a public-private par  more

MarineMax Becomes a Repair Provider for Boat Owners Association of the United States Marine Insurance Members
CLEARWATER, Florida, Oct. 23 -- The Boat Owners Association of the U.S. issued the following news release: Every hurricane season, some boat owners are faced with the need to file insurance claims and get their boats repaired. To make that process easier, MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members, who may get help with insurance claim repair work from the nation's largest recreational boat retailer with dozens of local repair and service facilities a  more

Mariners Hospital Hosts a Day in the Life of a Nurse for High School Students
TAVERNIER, Florida, Oct. 23 -- Mariners Hospital, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, issued the following news release: Paul Hann, R.N., Jaimie Eaves, R.N., and Beth Dunlap, R.N., from Mariners Hospital, spent the day with 15 students from Coral Shores High School. During an event called A Day in the Life of a Nurse(TM), the students toured several departments in the hospital including the Hyperbaric Chamber. Scott Fowler, manager of the Hyperbaric Chamber, explained to the students that   more

National Heroes' Day, Food For the Poor Leader Honored in Jamaica
COCONUT CREEK, Florida, Oct. 23 -- Food for the Poor issued the following news release: Monday was National Heroes' Day in Jamaica, and Food For The Poor President/CEO Robin Mahfood received the Honorary Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for commitment to social welfare in the provision of housing. Nearly a thousand people attended the event, and thousands more watched the ceremony live on television, as this year's awards were bestowed by The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Linto  more

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association Announces New Safety-Reviewed Wheelchair Vehicle Resource
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association issued the following news release: 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. www.nmeda.com/SafetyReviewedVehicles is an online listing of all vehicle conversions that have been reviewed for compliance to applicable   more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Associated With Reduced Opioid Reliance
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 24 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: The enactment of medical cannabis access legislation is associated with lower rates of self-reported opioid use, according to data published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. A team of researchers affiliated with Florida International University in Miami assessed the relationship between medical cannabis legalization and self-reported opioid use and misuse. Autho  more

National Restaurant Association: Jorge Hernandez Selected as First Outstanding Food Safety Leader Award Recipient
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The National Restaurant Association issued the following news release: The National Restaurant Association, with support from Ecolab, recently named Jorge Hernandez, vice president of Quality Assurance at The Wendy's Company(R), as the first Outstanding Food Safety Leader Award recipient. The announcement was made during the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Executive Study Group conference in Orlando, Florida. The award, presented in partnership with Ecolab, a global le  more

Nemours Children's Hospital Again Wins FHA Award for Innovation in Patient Care
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 25 -- Nemours Foundation issued the following news release: The "Path to Home" patient discharge improvement process at Nemours Children's Hospital (NCH) was honored Thursday night by the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) with The Innovation of the Year in Patient Care award during the Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service ceremony in Orlando. The process - developed by a cross-functional process improvement team at Nemours in response to an increasing numbe  more

Scientists Identify What May Be a Key Mechanism of Opioid Addiction
JUPITER, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The Scripps Research Institute issued the following news release: * * * - The discovery might lead to better addiction treatments. * * * Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered a molecular process in brain cells that may be a major driver of drug addiction, and thus may become a target for future addiction treatments. The scientists, who published their discovery on Oct. 22 in Cell Reports, used an advanced imaging technique to visualize brain cell activi  more

Shooters World's Two New Locations Earn National Shooting Sports Foundation Five-Star Ratings
NEWTOWN, Connecticut, Oct. 23 -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation issued the following news release: The National Shooting Sports Foundation(R) (NSSF(R)), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence to both of Shooters World's two new locations in central Florida. Shooters World's new second location is located in The Villages, about a 90-minute drive north from Shooters World's original loc  more

Shop: Ambius Grows U.S. Presence With 2 Acquisitions
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 22 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: Ambius, a global leader in creating enhanced commercial spaces and North America's largest interior landscape organization, has announces that Marshall Gardens of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Glenn's Greenery of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., US, have joined the Ambius family of businesses. These acquisitions expand the Ambius presence in the Pacific Northwest and Florida markets to better serve a growing customer base,   more

Shop: Future of Apparel Will Be Driven by Sportswear's Evolution
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 21 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: While performance-oriented activewear has increased in popularity, it's casual clothing with an emphasis on comfort and special features that will drive sales, according to The NPD Group. Despite its robust growth over the last few years, activewear is still a relatively small portion of the total U.S. men's and women's apparel market. The NPD report also shows that non-active casual-wear represents more th  more

Shop: Retailers Urged to Focus on Personalization, Easing Friction
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Oct. 25 -- Shop! Environments Association issued the following news: With the holidays fast approaching, retailers aiming to boost holiday sales should prioritize seamless, personalized retail experience over flashy technology to ease busy shoppers' woes, a new survey finds. Commissioned by Cox Business, the 2019 Cox Consumer Pulse on Retail Experience found that six out of 10 shoppers felt that personalized discounts delivered in real-time would most improve the in-store s  more

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: Energy Efficiency Programs Helping Six Million Florida Families & Businesses Save Money
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 24 -- The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Pending Public Service Commission decision would cement Florida's rank at the bottom in helping customers lower their energy bills * * * Today, staff for the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) recommended the approval of proposed electric utility energy efficiency goals of zero or close to zero. Their recommendation was made despite wide and vocal opposition that comes from  more

The 23rd Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala - Miami Celebrated 50 Years of Fierce LGBTQ Activism
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, Oct. 21 -- The National LGBTQ Task Force (formerly the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) issued the following news release: The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala - Miami raised over $735,000 to fight for LGBTQ rights in South Florida and nationally at its annual Gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Saturday. Actors Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz received National Leadership Awards for their work to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people an  more

Xplor International: Xploration Tour Philadelphia Expands Agenda
LUTZ, Florida, Oct. 23 -- Xplor International issued the following news: Xplor International today announced the expansion of the 2019 Xploration Tour agenda. The Philadelphia event will take place October 30th and will be hosted by NAPCO at their Media Center. The complimentary event is sponsored by Compart. Attendees can register at www.cvent.com/d/6yqy9l. The event will feature continental breakfast, lunch and five educational sessions: * CCM and the Customer Experience - Skip Henk, Presid  more