MIAMI Realtors Launch Only Commercial MLS in Florida; Beacon Council and FPL Join as Commercial MLS Partners

MIAMI Commercial President Jennifer Wollmann

“MIAMI Commercial is so honored to provide the only dedicated commercial MLS in South Florida”

MIAMI (PRWEB) November 22, 2019
The MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) has launched South Florida’s only commercial multiple listing service (MLS) and commercial public portal in response to demand from Realtors, buyers and investors for access to South Florida commercial listings. The Beacon Council, the economic development organization for Miami-Dade County, and Florida Power & Light, the largest energy company in the U.S., have partnered with MIAMI Commercial to market and expand the reach of the new MLS.
MIAMI Commercial members are using the new South Florida Commercial MLS and public portal – SouthFloridaCommercialPropertySearch.com – to sell more properties and reach MIAMI’s more than 52,000 members with one click. MIAMI members complete 84% of all commercial MLS business in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
“MIAMI Commercial is so honored to provide the only dedicated commercial MLS in South Florida,” MIAMI Commercial President Jennifer Wollmann said. “The South Florida Commercial MLS was created for commercial Realtors by commercial Realtors. We are also proud to be the only commercial association with a consumer-facing public portal. This means more international exposure and visibility for our commercial members.”
The Beacon Council and FPL partnerships are just two examples of an ongoing effort by MIAMI Realtors to market their members’ commercial listings to strategic partners and commercial real estate websites and provide the public with the best resources to make their real estate decisions.
South Florida’s nearly 5,000 commercial properties are being seen by consumers all over the world because of the new South Florida Commercial MLS. Property types include office, industrial, retail, multi-family, businesses, land and other real estate investment properties.
With a click of a button, consumers can convert listings to Spanish, Portuguese and many more languages. The portal is easy to use. Instead of needing to input 70 plus fields before making a listing public; the South Florida Commercial Property Search website has 30 mandatory fields.
MIAMI Members Produce 84% of Commercial MLS Business in Miami-Dade and Broward
MIAMI members complete more than 84% of all commercial Multiple Listing Service business in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and now they have their own MLS to sell properties.
In just a few short months, the MIAMI Commercial public portal has already attracted major global and U.S. traffic. The U.S. has accounted for 69% for traffic on the new public portal. Canada (16% for global traffic), Argentina (11%) and France (2%) are the top-three foreign countries using the portal. Among top U.S. traffic, Florida has accounted for 41% of users using the new public portal. New York (16% for U.S. traffic), California (11%) and Ohio (5%) are the top-three states using the portal.
The public portal features big, bold and eye-catching capability for photos, videos and drone photography. Members can expose their listings to more consumers and investors than ever before. The portal also features local, regional, national and international real-time news feeds and multilingual translation capability.
The new website portal is significant as 75% of real estate searches begin online.
MIAMI Commercial recently held two training sessions to help members utilize the new commercial MLS portal. If South Florida commercial real estate is your primary business, part of your business or your future business, visit http://www.SouthFloridaCommercialPropertySearch.com
About MIAMI CommercialMIAMI Commercial seeks to serve South Florida commercial members and to shape and unify the commercial real estate brokerage and service industry. The largest commercial REALTOR® association in Florida, MIAMI Commercial has more than 2,400 members in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. MIAMI Commercial provides member services, including a legislative voice, education opportunities, a code of ethics, and networking opportunities that provide enhancement of the commercial REALTORS knowledge base and ability to service their clients. MIAMI Commercial participation facilitates networking opportunities. MIAMI Commercial hosts an annual conference, the largest commercial event in South Florida.
About the MIAMI Association of RealtorsThe MIAMI Association of Realtors was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 99 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, Broward MIAMI, the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS-MIAMI) Council, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents 52,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S. and has official partnerships with 221 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.MiamiRealtors.com

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South Florida’s Allied Kitchen & Bath Playing Their Part In New Season of Military Makeover with Montel Williams in Hollywood, FL


“Not only do we strongly believe in supporting our local veterans but the Parkland Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting hit us very close to home and we are happy to give back to the Hixon family and play a part in this awesome effort.” – Bill Feinberg, President & Owner of Allied Kitchen & Bath

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) November 21, 2019
In collaboration with Host and TV personality Montel Williams and WWE Superstar Lacey Evans, local company Allied Kitchen and Bath will be enlisting their national partners, Omega Cabinetry and luxury brands like Hansgrohe, Blanco and Atlas Hardware, to provide materials and labor to the kitchen makeover that will be featured within the show’s production. As a strong supporter of our nation’s armed forces and veterans, Allied Kitchen & Bath is very excited about the opportunity to help out in such a dynamic way!
U.S. Navy veteran Chris Hixon, a 27-year veteran (5 active, 22 reserve) who served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield, sacrificed his life on February 14, 2018, when the Athletic Director ran into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and tried to save the lives of students by disarming an active shooter. Hixon is survived by his wife Debra and their two sons, Thomas and Corey. Chris Hixon received Military Funeral Honors before he was laid to rest at the early age of 49. “He loved being American and serving his country, and he instilled it in his students,” said Debra. Debra is a 29 year teacher in the Broward County School System and serves as a Magnet Coordinator.
“Not only do we strongly believe in supporting our local veterans but the Parkland Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting hit us very close to home and we are happy to give back to the Hixon family and play a part in this awesome effort.” – Bill Feinberg, President & Owner of Allied Kitchen & Bath
The filming will take place at the Hixon home in Hollywood, FL on 12/2 through 12/13 with the final reveal episode happening on 12/13. The final episode unites the entire community, cast, brand partners and volunteers, creating a true “community celebration” of support for the transformation they have created together.
Military Makeover will air this season on Lifetime TV on February 14, 2020, at 7:30am EST. All previously aired episodes may be viewed on militarymakeover.tv or brandstar.tv.
Military Makeover with Montel®, A BrandStar Original, is America’s leading branded reality TV show, offering hope and a helping hand here on the home front to members of our military and their loved ones. Talk show legend and military advocate Montel Williams, a veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Navy, creatively co-produces the show and works with a colorful cast that seeks to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country. The cast includes co-host Art Edmonds, designer Jennifer Bertrand and contractor Ryan Stanley. This special series enlists caring companies of all sizes as well as nonprofits and the local community. Help starts at home for veterans on Military Makeover. Join us as our makeover team engages to change the living situation – and the lives – of these deserving families. Military Makeover with Montel EPK
After 35 years of successful business in South Florida, Allied Kitchen & Bath has brought the renovation/ remodeling process down to a science. Allied’s company culture is to treat their current and incoming clients as family and their homes as their own, delivering the highest form of service and dedication throughout the project and at times, far beyond. With two beautiful showrooms in Broward County, Allied Kitchen & Bath has not only been able to provide the highest quality service through design and construction but also for high end plumbing and hardware choices. The Feinbergs have also implemented their “pay it forward” mentality by hosting multiple events for non-profit organizations raising millions of dollars through over 200 sponsored events.

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Edgenuity Earns “A” Grade from Florida Department of Education

The role of instruction in determining student success cannot be overstated. It is because of the hardworking, highly-qualified, state-certified teachers who have routinely gone above and beyond in instruction and student engagement that Edgenuity earned this designation.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) November 21, 2019
Edgenuity, an approved Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) Provider in the state of Florida, announced today that it has earned an “A” grade for its virtual instruction during the 2018-2019 school year in grades 6-12 from the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Accountability Reporting.
The Florida Department of Education’s school grading system is designed to convey the achievement level of Florida’s schools. School and district grades describe instructional personnel and administrators’ impact on student learning, including ratings based upon aggregated assessment scores among other factors. Edgenuity’s “A” grade was earned on the basis of both curriculum development and the success of instruction, including student performance on state assessments and engagement with the material.
“Edgenuity is proud to be recognized with a top-level grade by the state’s Department of Education for what we accomplished last year as an approved provider of virtual instruction programs in the state of Florida,” said Kinsey Rawe, Edgenuity’s Vice President and General Manager, Instructional Services. “Beyond providing a curriculum to districts, this “A” grade is a testament to the active role Edgenuity has been able to play in student learning, especially through combining our award-winning curriculum with an engaging instructional model. We appreciate the opportunity to know and work closely with students, as well as with districts to underscore the importance of engagement, testing and implementing virtual programs with fidelity.”
By partnering with Edgenuity as a virtual program option, schools and districts expand educational options for students while also solving many common challenges such as: addressing temporary and long-term teacher shortages; offering comprehensive test preparation; and providing support for students who are homebound or have other unique needs.
“The role of instruction in determining student success cannot be overstated,” added Rawe. “It is because of the hardworking, highly-qualified, state-certified teachers who have routinely gone above and beyond in instruction and student engagement that Edgenuity earned this designation. It has been a great privilege for us to work alongside Florida’s districts, to not only develop a state-of-the-art virtual curriculum for the state’s students, but to see that curriculum brought to life in a way that makes a direct impact on their success and enthusiasm for learning.”
The state of Florida is a nationally-recognized leader in K-12 virtual education. It has the largest state virtual school in the nation and each school district is required to provide virtual education options for their students. Florida’s approved virtual school programs are held accountable for student and school performance. Edgenuity Instructional Services earned the “A” grade for 2018-19 based on the evaluation method established in accordance with Florida’s annual accountability process.
The Florida Department of Education’s Accountability Reports are published online and available here.
About EdgenuityEdgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. We offer initial credit courses, honors and Advanced Placement courses, credit recovery, intervention and test readiness. These solutions, in addition to Edgenuity’s instructional services and professional development offerings, help students, educators and districts achieve success in their online and blended learning programs. For more information, visit Edgenuity.com.

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Suarez Family Brings Pet Wants to Lake Nona Region of Florida

Pet Wants Lake Nona is a mobile business that offers free, personal delivery to Lake Nona, Hunters Creek, Meadow Woods, Wyndham Lakes, Avalon Park, Waterford Lakes and the surrounding areas.(PRWeb November 20, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/suarez_family_brings_pet_wants_to_lake_nona_region_of_florida/prweb16737765.htm

Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz Shows Love for Fans, Magic and Florida Blue's Baskets for Books Program

Press Release – updated: Nov 19, 2019 09:00 EST

ORLANDO, Fla., November 19, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Point guard Markelle Fultz has been with the Orlando Magic less than a year, but already he’s come to admire the direction of the organization.
On the court, he thinks highly of the team’s defensive identity and is confident the pieces are in place to make major gains as the season moves forward.  
Off the floor, the 21-year-old sees the impact the Magic are having in their community, and it’s something he wants to help grow, especially when it comes to the youth of Central Florida.
It’s also a treat for the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder when he gets the opportunity to meet his fans. He appreciates all of their support, especially over the last year or so as he was recovering from his injury that forced him to miss most of last season.
Fresh off his team’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Fultz was at the Winter Park Florida Blue location signing autographs for fans and taking pictures with them on a Saturday afternoon while promoting a great cause.
“It’s one of the biggest parts I feel like that drives me,” he said about all the fans’ support. “Not only my family, but having a strong fan base, it makes me want to work harder. Not just in basketball, but giving back to the community. Coming out and showing my face and letting them know I care about them, too.
“It’s just a blessing, truly,” he added. “Coming from where I come from, I never thought I would see somebody wearing my jersey. All the love and support, it’s a big thing. To have these fans (here), signing autographs (for them) and wanting to take pictures with me gives me motivation to keep working.”
As part of the Magic’s Baskets for Books program presented by Florida Blue, the Magic collected children’s books during Fultz’s autograph session that will be donated to the Early Learning Coalition, which provides access to high-quality early care and education services for children in the Central Florida community. They work in partnership with parents, childcare providers and community stakeholders to build a strong foundation for youth.
This is the 10th year of the Baskets for Books program, which continues to build lifelong learners. For every point the Magic score during each home game throughout the season, one book is donated to the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. Since program inception, more than 50,000 books have been donated.
“I think it’s huge. It’s something you need in life, just to be able to read, write and everything like that,” Fultz said. “A lot of people are getting into the iPads and technology now, so I think it’s just an old-school type of thing just to make sure you are on top of.”
Over the summer, the Magic and Florida Blue participated in various events to help encourage more children to read. One of them was the Orlando Public Library’s Summer Reading Celebration, where students won prizes, including Magic tickets, after submitting book reviews.
“We are honored to partner with the Orlando Magic on this amazing program,” said Tanya Easterling, Director of Business Development for Florida Blue. “Literacy is one of Florida Blue’s focus areas to help drive healthy outcomes in our local community. People who lack literacy and health literacy skills are much more likely to take medications incorrectly, be hospitalized, and spend more time in the hospital than people with higher health literacy. Family literacy programs can play an important role in helping people to acquire these skills.  
“Florida Blue’s mission is to help people and communities achieve better health. By partnering with the Orlando Magic, we are reaching more Floridians and positively impacting their health and well-being.”  
​Magic PR Contact: Trish Wingerson, twingerson@orlandomagic.com, 407.916.2635
Source: Orlando Magic

Nike Volleyball Camps Announces new Co-ed Winter Beach Clinics in Florida

Beach volleyball courts at Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida

We are very excited to bring Gretchen into the US Sports Camps family.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (PRWEB) November 19, 2019
Nike Volleyball Camps has recently announced the addition of two beach clinics to their volleyball camp in Florida at Webber International University. Girls and boys will have the opportunity to train under the Women’s Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach and Indoor Head Volleyball Coach, Gretchen Hand.
Hand was just recently brought into the fold for the Warriors’ 2019 season but has over 20 years coaching at the high school, club, and collegiate level. Most recently, Hand spent two years coaching indoor and beach at Wilson College, and was the head volleyball coach at Fort Lauderdale High School. This will be her first Nike Volleyball Camp with US Sports Camps.
“We are very excited to bring Gretchen into the US Sports Camps family,” says Siera Love, VP of Nike Volleyball Camps. “Her desire to build on the volleyball camp at Webber International University and reach more athletes is what we look for in every camp director.”
The volleyball camp in Babson Park, Florida has been an indoor boys volleyball camp for the past two years, attracting players from all over the East Coast. The new winter clinics will now be for both boys and girls of all ability levels looking to improve their skills on the sand.
The one-day clinics are set to run December 14th and December 21st from 9:00am-4:00pm. Players can expect to learn first hand from Coach Hand and the Warriors volleyball staff and will cover the basic concepts of beach volleyball through the advanced techniques knowledgeable players are hoping to work on. As an all skills program, athletes will be taught the fundamentals of playing doubles on smaller courts and become well rounded in all areas of the game.
Players, Coaches, and Parents interested in Nike Volleyball Camps for the upcoming summer can visit http://www.ussportscamps.com/volleyball or call 1-800-645-3226.
About US Sports Camps
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

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