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Hersha Hospitality Trust Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

21 02 2018

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Accelerated Fence Franchise Growth Continues as Superior Fence & Rail Opens 3rd Franchise

21 02 2018

Locally owned fencing contractor and wholesale outlet opens third fence franchise location, now serving the Palm Beach County area. Boynton Beach, FL, February 21, 2018 -- Superior Fence & Rail has opened its 3rd fence franchise territory in Palm Beach County, a Palm Beach Fence Company operating in Florida’s Palm Beach. The location will open in April, meeting high-quality fencing demands in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, and surrounding areas in Palm Beach County.The Jacksonville Business Journal recently named superior Fence & Rail, a Florida-based manufacturer and installer of high quality fencing products, one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Jacksonville. The business was built on using employees rather than subcontractors, which gives them more control over the quality, costs and timeliness of both manufacturing and installation. This provides customers with a wide variety of high-quality fencing options at the...

Lester Sola Appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department

21 02 2018

Lester Sola, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Miami-Dade Aviation Department “I am confident that Mr. Sola’s experience in County operations, capital design, construction management contract administration and negotiations will prove invaluable to MDAD and the residents of Miami-Dade County,” said Mayor Gimenez. MIAMI February 21, 2018 On February 16, Lester Sola was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. He will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports throughout Miami-Dade County, which together generate $33.7 billion in business revenue and support more than 280,000 direct and indirect jobs. MIA leads the way, handling more than 44 million passengers and more than two million tons of cargo annually, placing it among America’s busiest international passenger and cargo airports. “I am confident that Mr. Sola’s...

Physicians’ Education Resource® Announces Patti Hennessy as Keynote Speaker for the 35th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®

21 02 2018

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), the leading resource for hematology and oncology continuing medical education (CME), announces Patti Hennessy as the keynote speaker for the 35th Miami Breast Cancer Conference®. This year’s keynote presentation will take place on March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida, announced Phil Talamo, president of PER®. “We are thrilled to have Patti Hennessy as this year’s keynote for the historic Miami Breast Cancer Conference®,” said Talamo. “This meeting has always been a family-driven educational program since its founding over 3 decades ago and continues to be to this day. Having Patti deliver this year’s keynote on her experience, alongside her team of clinicians, truly speaks to what our great meeting is all about – family and patient-centered oncology care.” Patti Hennessy, wife of Mike Hennessy, CEO of MJH Associates, parent company of PER® and the Miami Breast...

Oregon Woman Meets ADT Employee and First Responders Who Saved Her from Dangerous Levels of Carbon Monoxide

21 02 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018 -- ADT Inc. (NYSE:ADT), the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, celebrated one of its LifeSaver events today in Medford, Ore. where ADT Customer Sharon Lausmann was reunited with rescuers who helped save her from carbon monoxide.The scary incident happened in mid-December as Lausmann was napping in her home after being sedated for a medical procedure. She was sound asleep, but awakened by a phone call from ADT’s Customer Care Center in Irving, Texas.“The ADT dispatcher told me there was a carbon monoxide detector going off and advised that I leave my house,” said Lausmann. “So, I grabbed my pets and went outside to wait until the fire department arrived.”When first responders from Medford Fire-Rescue pulled up a few minutes later, they used portable gas detectors to determine there were life-threatening levels of the “silent killer” coming from a malfunctioning...

Experience Redefines Student Ticketing With All Mobile Platform

21 02 2018

ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2018 -- Experience (expapp.com) announced today that its mobile ticketing platform has redefined student ticketing at multiple NCAA schools by allowing students to use their mobile device to scan into games, thus eliminating the hassle of using their student ID as a ticket, printing a paper ticket, or waiting in line at the box office. Experience's 100 percent mobile option for students simplifies traditional student ticketing by combining text message reminders about game day with an easy-to-use interface that can be integrated into a school's existing mobile app.  Just this past football season, more than 51,000 unique students accessed mobile tickets with an additional 9,500 student guest tickets sold. Mobile Student Ticketing from Experience Experience's all-mobile student ticketing adds the opportunity for schools to increase an existing revenue stream by enabling students to purchase guest tickets in just three taps...

Students, Celebrity Chefs Join The Education Fund in honoring top donors: Wells Fargo, Sapoznik Insurance, Assurant & Miami Marlins

21 02 2018

MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018 -- The Education Fund's Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insurance celebrated a major milestone for the Wells Fargo-sponsored Teach-A-Thon, raising more than $500,000 as of this year for local schools. The Taste of Education on Feb. 8 also celebrated the 215 volunteers in The Education Fund's (EducationFund.org) 2017 Teach-A-Thon, which fosters awareness about the teaching profession while raising money for public school classrooms. Each volunteer teamed up with a Miami-Dade County school teacher to prepare a lesson and deliver it to energetic students.  Hundreds of business leaders enjoyed the gastronomic talents of 30 culinary teams from 16 Miami-Dade County public high schools at the third annual Taste of Education. A panel of local chefs and culinary entrepreneurs judged the competition and awarded $22,000 to culinary programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The top winners are: Best in Show, Tiramisu Shots, G....

Via Airlines Introduces Nonstop Jet Service to Orlando Sanford from Montgomery and Mobile, Ala.

21 02 2018

MAITLAND, Fla. February 21, 2018 Via Airlines is announcing two new nonstop destinations from the Orlando Sanford International Airport (airportcode SFB) to Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama. The new routes will offer service four times each week to/from both Montgomery (airport code MGM) and Mobile (airport code MOB). “Mobile and Montgomery are amazing cities, and we’re excited about the opportunity to serve both business and leisure travelers with jet service from SFB as we bring the convenience of nonstop flights to these two markets as part of our 2018 expansion,” said Matthew Macri, Via Airlines vice president of operations. “Via Airlines takes pride in being the airline of the hospitality industry. Our jet service to Mobile and Montgomery will move travelers to and from Florida far faster and more economical than local airport prop services or traveling by car. When flying with us you are truly our guest, not just a passenger,” added Macri. The new flights are available...

FIU College of Business Wins Top Ranking from HR.com for Two Human Resources Programs

21 02 2018

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIU’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management and undergraduate human resources program have been ranked #1 in the U.S. for 2018 by HR.com at the February LEAD conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is not the first time FIU’s HR programs have been honored. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management program was ranked #2 in 2016 and 2017, and the undergraduate program was ranked #2 last year. FIU’s Center for Leadership also won accolades in the 2018 HR.com rankings, with two #1 rankings. Its academic director, Nathan Hiller, PhD, is a member of the College of Business faculty. “We are very proud of these rankings,” said Joanne Li, dean of FIU’s College of Business. “We also take great pride in the outstanding leaders and faculty members who make our programs excellent choices for ambitious HR professionals." The recognition comes at an important time for the HR profession, said Marc Weinstein, PhD, academic director...

Elite Transportation Services Announces Exclusive Partnership With Leading Autonomous Vehicle Company

21 02 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018 -- Florida-based Elite Transportation Services is expanding into the autonomous vehicle industry by becoming the exclusive provider of operational support for Olli, an autonomous self-driving shuttle developed and owned by Local Motors of Arizona."From airports to university campuses, a vehicle like Olli transforms the way we think about mass transportation," said Dane Grey, CEO of Elite Transportation Services. "We are excited to partner with Local Motors to offer our expertise in transportation support and technology, making it easier for organizations to own and operate a fleet of autonomous shuttles."Local Motors developed Olli in 2016 as a self-driving shuttle designed for sites using low-speed mass transit, such as airports, campuses, hospitals and municipalities. The shuttle – operated by ETS – has a maximum speed of 25 mph and includes speech recognition capabilities that allow the vehicle to talk to passengers.In its partnership with Local...

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