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Business, entertainment, technology, financial and regional event news from Florida (Fla.), USA.

Selfie Stick Cyber Attack

MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The inventor of the selfie stick for smartphones and GoPro cameras, Wayne Fromm, is setting the record straight and is furious at all the misreporting of the invention’s origin. It was named invention of the year by TIME magazine, as if it was an anonymous invention, and is touted as an Asian invention in other press reports including the New York Post.

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Stetson hat maker’s Florida home opens for ‘Christmas Spectacular!’

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 1886 Victorian mansion of famed hat maker John B. Stetson is now open for its Christmas Spectacular! tours through January 15, 2015. Named ‘Florida’s most popular attraction’ by Trip Advisor, the Mansion’s Christmas decorations are considered the most lavish display inside any private Florida home.

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Pacific Union Financial Signs with OpenClose to Automate its Wholesale Lending Channel

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that Pacific Union Financial, LLC signed with the company to implement its multi-channel, 100 percent browser-based LOS platform, LenderAssist(TM). The comprehensive solution will automate Pacific Union Financial’s wholesale lending functions from start to finish and establish complete data control and visibility over processes.

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Spodak Dental Group Offers $1,000 Off Invisalign Treatment

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This holiday season, give the gift of a healthy, straight smile and receive $1,000 off the cost of Invisalign(R) treatment. Invisalign(R) takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created personally for each patient. Spodak Dental Group is an Elite Invisalign(R) Provider, placing the company in the top 5 percent of providers worldwide.

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St. Pete’s Woman Boxer Noemi Bosques’ Dream Comes True

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noemi Bosques has dreamed about fighting for a world title since her father laced on her first boxing gloves at the tender age of three. On December 13 at the Florida State Fairgrounds, the St. Petersburg native will have her wish come true when she fights Pueblo, Colorado’s Chantel Cordova in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBU (World Boxing Union) World Super Flyweight Championship, PPR Management announced today.

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A Dozen DeLand Merchants Collaborate for the 2014 Stetson Mansion ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Nov. 15 through Jan. 15

DELAND, Fla., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dozen local DeLand elves have contributed to the holiday celebration of ‘Florida’s Most Popular Attraction’ this year. Trip Advisor gave the Stetson Mansion the singular designation in May. Florida’s first luxury estate and most historic home has become an over-the-top experience for the lovers of Christmas tours for the last 4 years, between Nov. 15 – Jan. 15, 2015.

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Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Receives 2014 Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant

WILLISTON, Fla., Nov. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations and cause-related-marketing support to Guardian Angels over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

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‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Opens at the Historic Stetson Mansion on Nov. 15

DELAND, Fla., Nov. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Designer decorations from around the world embellish the historic Stetson Mansion for 2 months starting November 15, 2014. Named ‘Florida’s most popular attraction’ by Tripadvisor, the mansion endeavors to outdo all other holiday decorations in Florida. Famed hat maker John B. Stetson originally built this private ornate mansion in 1886.

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Dr. Tiffany Peterson Wins 2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrated business excellence and leadership at this year’s Luminary Gala ‘Dazzle Delray – Awarding the Stars in Our Town,’ held at the Delray Beach Marriott on October 24, 2014. The Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to Dr. Tiffany Peterson of Spodak Dental Group and presented her with the 2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award.

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Four Seasons Christmas Trees helps decorate Stetson Mansion’s ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Nov 15 – Jan 15

DELAND, Fla., Nov. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It snowed inside the Stetson Mansion this week thanks to a tree flocking company in Central Florida. ‘Four Seasons Christmas Trees has helped transform our reception parlor into a frozen forest,’ said owner JT Thompson. ‘You can’t tell the inside from the outside anymore! The funny thing is we all found out that anything can be flocked!’ Stetson Mansion ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Tours run Nov. 15 thru Jan. 15 2015.

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Spodak Dental Group Wins National Dental Office Design Competition

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group wins the Dental Office Design of the Year for a Group Practice from the 15th Annual Dental Office Design Competition. The winners were selected from more than 40 entries nationwide and were announced at the American Dental Association 2014 – America’s Dental Meeting this month.

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Deployed Military Members Receive Teddy Bears Sponsored By Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers is adding to their Veterans Day tribute this year by sponsoring 40 Teddy Bears to be given to deployed military through Teddy Bears for the Troops, Inc. They are also inviting the public to contribute toward sending more teddy bears to our deployed military by visiting any of their seven Naples, North Naples or Bonita Springs locations which are serving as collection sites, where any size donation is encouraged for this cause.

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Cash for Candy: Spodak Dental Group to Collect Halloween Candy for Troops Overseas – Third Year in a Row

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Halloween, Spodak Dental Group wants to help you earn cash for your candy and support our troops. All trick-or-treaters are encouraged to bring their excess unopened and uneaten candy to the office and receive $1 per pound (five pounds maximum).

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Quilt Shop of DeLand and Quilting Guild of the Villages combine creative forces with the Stetson Mansion for a ‘Christmas Spectacular!’

DELAND, Fla., Oct. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Quilt Shop of DeLand and the Quilting Guild of the Villages will be partnering with the 1886 Stetson Mansion for a unique holiday quilting event Nov. 15 thru Jan. 15. The combination of quilting with the artistic talents of various Orlando designers at the annual Stetson Mansion ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ will be a must see during the holiday season.

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App Assists in Designing Efficient, Safe LED Landscape Lighting Systems and Correcting Improper Installations

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla., Oct. 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Earth Conscious Apps today announced the release of Landscape Lighting Toolkit for Android and iOS mobile devices. Landscape Lighting Toolkit is a collection of electrical calculators and tutorials that assist landscape lighting designers and DIY enthusiasts in creating efficient outdoor LED and halogen lighting systems at lower installation costs while increasing long-term safety. Landscape Lighting Toolkit is also effective at troubleshooting issues in existing installations.

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Florida’s Most Popular Attraction opens the ‘Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular’ on November 15

DELAND, Fla., Oct. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The holiday season is coming up soon and if you are in need of a sure-fire way to get in the holiday spirit, plan to experience ‘The Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular.’ Over-the-top designer decorations from around the world dress up Florida’s largest, grandest and most historic home ever built before the 20th century. The 1886 private estate is open to the public for 8 weeks starting November 15, 2014.

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Veterans Receive Free Oil Changes on Veterans’ Day at Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers plan to honor local veterans this Veterans’ Day, November 11, by providing free oil changes at their seven (7) Naples, North Naples and Bonita Springs, Fla., NAPA Auto Care Center locations.

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OpenClose Reports Banner Year, Adds Staff to Handle Increasing Demand for its End-to-End LOS Platform and Correspondent and Wholesale Solutions

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that it is adding technical staff to effectively manage a growing demand for its browser-based LOS platform, LenderAssist(TM), and accompanying solutions. Amid a down market, OpenClose is having its best revenue growth year in company history.

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Fire Department and Church Form Partnership to Focus on Safety and Training

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bible Life Church is donating three mobile homes on its property to the East Naples/Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District. It’s a win-win partnership and the fire department has already used the trailers for smoke drills, confined space training and cross-training paramedics with Collier EMS.

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ARMCO Integrates Mortgage Quality Control Software with Verification Services from Kroll Factual Data

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ARMCO – ACES Risk Management, a leading provider of web-based audit technology for the financial services industry, has announced the seamless integration of its loan auditing platform with independent data verification services from Kroll Factual Data, a leading provider of credit, risk mitigation and third-party verification services to the mortgage industry.

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What Has Happened to the Everyman? New Book Questions GOP Philosophies

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is the Republican Party planning a coup d’etat for this next election cycle? George L. Fouke questions this in his newly-released book, ‘Who is Killing the Republican Party? An Old Professor’s Jolly Rant’ (ISBN: 978-1502512499). In a satirical account of the GOP, this politically-independent author takes the Republican Party to the woodshed with tough love hoping for its revival as part of a viable two-party system.

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Take a Dip this Halloween at a Free Family Fun Night Hosted by Bible Life Church

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bible Life Church is hosting a free family fun night on October 31, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 8882 Collier Boulevard, Naples, FL. Putting a spin on the holiday, they are asking people to trade out their costumes for swimsuits instead. If people prefer costumes, that’s fine too, just nothing scary.

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Joshuacord Inc. Announces Second Annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joshuacord, a Christian, nondenominational organization, is hosting its second annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run. It’s scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The race will start and finish at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, FL.

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Miami Fall Fundraiser for Philanthropy from the Heart to Benefit Homeless

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Jhasmidah Alexandre, founder, president and CEO of Philanthropy from the Heart, Inc., overcame homelessness, she made a promise that she would give back to help those less fortunate and in need. And, that’s exactly what she’s doing. On Friday, September 26, a free fundraising event will be held at Joe Celestin Center at 1525 NW 135th Street in North Miami, FL 33167, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Natalia Alexandria Announces Launch of ‘Your Life IQ’

VERO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Natalia Alexandria, highly sought-after life coach, unveils her latest book ‘YOUR LIFE IQ’ (ISBN: 9780578138107). This new book helps readers develop their innate ability to solve life challenges and provides all the tools necessary to ignite a thriving mind-body-spirit.

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Artist Cites Empathy for Victims Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton in Latest Decision in Upcoming Exhibit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Public outrage over the announcement to exhibit the hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton by artist XVALA at a St. Petersburg art gallery next month has altered the artist’s and gallery’s plans, via a series of persuasive online petitions. The L.A. artist who planned to display the newly leaked images of celebrities Lawrence and Upton, along with other celebrity compromised images, will, instead, feature the artist’s self-shot, life-size, nude images next month at Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

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ARMCO Pioneers Mortgage Industry Quality Control Benchmarking Solution

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ARMCO – ACES Risk Management, a leading provider of web-based audit technology for the financial services industry, has announced the launch of ACES Analytics(TM), a business intelligence tool that will, for the first time, allow mortgage professionals to benchmark quality control results against industry peers. The benchmarking service is now available to ARMCO clients and will be open to participation from all lenders by the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Recently Leaked Nude Images of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton to be Displayed in Upcoming Show in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces that the recently leaked nude images of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and Supermodel Kate Upton will be the latest additions to L.A. artist XVALA’s ‘Fear Google’ campaign and will be on display to the public, unaltered, in the artist’s upcoming show ‘No Delete’ next month at CACA’s The Showroom; located in the Warehouse Arts District in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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Breakthroughs in Biblical Research Revealed in New Book

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Science Proving Creationism’ (ISBN: 9780961809850), by Professor Solomon Huriash, is the only book of its kind on the market that literally proves each and every verse of the Biblical story of creation is in sync with the teachings of modern science. A project like this has never been done before.

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