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John B. Marion IV, a Named Partner in South Florida Law Firm, Pursues Full-Time Mediation Practice

A Florida Supreme Court-Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Mr. Marion, looks forward to settling disputes within the practice areas he knows best from 37 years of experience.
Press Release – updated: Jan 2, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., January 2, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Mediator John B. Marion IV, who joins Upchurch Watson White & Max this week, began his legal career defending personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of insurance companies, manufacturers, institutional clients, public utilities and railroads. By 1987, he had become a shareholder in the law firm that hired him right out of law school.
The next year, he and some colleagues left the firm amicably to found Sellars, Marion & Bachi, P.A. During the course of his 37 years of practice, Mr. Marion has handled a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including injury cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and other matters more contractual and commercial in nature.
Over time he focused his practice on litigating catastrophic injury, wrongful death and complex professional liability, commercial, insurance coverage and bad faith cases. In the personal injury arena, he has litigated and tried a wide variety of cases, including those arising from automobile, trucking and railroad accidents, tractor-trailer under-rides, product liability, premises liability, premises security, building and roadway construction accidents and electrical contact cases.
“John Marion brings a wealth of sophisticated legal experience to the table as he joins our specialty mediation practice,” said John Upchurch, president of UWWM.  “We see a major role for John in his native West Palm Beach region and are proud and delighted to be able to offer his services to our clientele.”

Before his career in law, Mr. Marion had a strictly Florida upbringing, growing up in West Palm Beach, earning an associate’s degree from Palm Beach Junior College, a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida and a law degree from Nova University. Now, as a dispute resolution professional, he continues to help and mentor youth and young adults through the organizations that have meant and continue to mean the most to him, the Boy Scouts of America (the Gulf Stream Council) and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
He is also a devoted family man. He said, “I have three remarkable adult children and an amazing wife of 34 years, who I adore and love to travel with.” 
For more information or to schedule a mediation with John Marion, please contact case manager​ Norma Abreu at nabreu@uww-adr.com or (800) 863-1462.
About Upchurch Watson White & MaxA nationally leading mediation specialty firm, Upchurch Watson White & Max is known for facilitating reasonable agreements to resolve complex issues. From eight offices in Florida and Alabama, state Supreme Court-certified attorney mediators with wide-ranging specialties serve as court-appointed and privately employed mediators, arbitrators and third-party neutral case managers, implementing innovative methods of alternative dispute resolution across the country. On the web: uww.adr.com.
Media Contact:Catherine Klasne(386) 253-1560cklasne@uww-adr.com

Source: Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders Now Open In Sunrise, Florida

Central Florida’s Popular, Fresh and Delicious Chicken Tenders Brand Continuous Widespread Expansion With the Opening of Its First Restaurant in South Florida(PRWeb December 17, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/huey_magoos_chicken_tenders_now_open_in_sunrise_florida/prweb16792361.htm

Elvis Birthday Bash Tribute Tour Rocks Florida in January with stops at the Barbara B Mann, Coral Springs Center, Kravis Center and the Sunrise Theatre Fort Pierce

“Only Tribute Artist Hired By Elvis Presley Enterprises to Peforrm at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel”

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (PRWEB) December 16, 2019
This January 8th marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 85th Birthday. We say “what would have been” because tragically almost 43 years ago on August 16, 1977 at the age of only 42 we lost one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of all time. “Are you still lonesome tonight” for the energy, charisma and incredible voice of one of the most enduring entertainers of stage, screen and television? Gone but never forgotten, his image, music, films and memory live on as a testament to his true effect and influence on his generation and future generations to come. The original American Idol who influenced the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and anyone that has ever picked up a guitar or a microphone since, continues to engage our love affair with his “All American story of a shy poor and humble country boy that became the King of Rock-n-Roll”.
Keeping the memory alive at countless venues throughout the country Chris MacDonald lovingly shares the magic of the “King of Rock-n-Roll” with his tribute Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash. Elvis lives with this ultimate tribute. The show is not a parody or an overdone impersonation. There is a true understanding of what Elvis did best; connecting with his music and the heart of his audience. With his high energy 10 piece concert band,dancers and singers, Chris MacDonald draws his audience in with the look, sounds, and nuances that made Elvis the King.
Adding to the authenticity of his tribute, Chris has the honor of being the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel. An energetic and experienced entertainer, MacDonald has also starred in the famous LEGENDS IN CONCERT stage productions and has performed in Branson, MO, and Las Vegas, NV. He has also performed in Concert with Elvis Presley’s original back up vocal group The Jordanaires and D.J. Fontana Elvis’s original drummer with shows at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Concert arena and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
With this newly updated Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash production MacDonald says, “The show will include costume changes, songs and video clips telling the story of the different stages of Elvis’s incredible career including the 1950′s, the Movies, the 1968 Comeback and the 1970′s White Fringe Vegas Concerts. It’s all a part of this loving tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Bring the whole family out to celebrate the life and music of the King of Rock-n-Roll.”
The tour kicks off its Florida tour January 8th at the Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers Florida followed by January 11th at the Coral Springs Center For The Arts in Coral Springs Florida, January 12th at the Kravis Center For The Performing Arts West Palm Beach, Florida and January 18th at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce, Florida.
This reporter asked if there was anything more he’d like to say before leaving the building. Chris MacDonald said with an awe shucks smile, “Don’t be Hound Dog crying cause you missed a fun night of music and memories of the King. Hope to see you there.Happy Birthday Elvis and Thank you, Thank you very much”.
Florida Venues for Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall January 8th 7:30 PM13350 FSW Parkway • Fort Myers, FL 33919Box Office: 800-440-7469 • 239-481-4849https://www.bbmannpah.com/events/detail/chris-macdonalds-memories-of-elvis-rockin-birthday-bash-1
Coral Springs Center for the Arts January 11th 7:30 PM2855 Coral Springs DriveCoral Springs, FL 33065Tickets: 954-344-5990http://www.thecentercs.com/events/detail/chris-macdonald-memories-of-elvis-1
Kravis Center For The Performing Arts January 12th 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM701 Okeechobee BoulevardWest Palm Beach, FL 33401Box Office: 561.832.7469https://www.kravis.org/events/elvis2020/
Sunrise Theatre January 18th 7:30 PM117 S 2nd St.Fort Pierce, FL 34950Box Office: (772) 461-4775https://www.sunrisetheatre.com/event/chris-macdonalds-memories-of-elvis-rockin-birthday-bash/

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US Sports Camps Announces Florida International University Soccer will Return in 2020

Florida International University in Miami, Florida will host Nike Soccer Camps in 2020.

We are excited to be at FIU. We can’t wait for the opportunities this brings to each and every camper!

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (PRWEB) December 16, 2019
Southeastern University Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Clay Roberts, directs this coed soccer training camp for players aged 10-18.
US Sports Camps Soccer Manager, Renee Chapman says “We are excited to be at FIU. We can’t wait for the opportunities this brings to each and every camper! FIU draws players from all over the world. It is truly an international camp experience.”
The outstanding camp curriculum offers a blend of tactical and technical training with game play incorporated in the day. This Nike Camp is designed to inspire each camper to learn, train hard, have fun and to leave camp inspired. Inspiration leads to a desire to improve their skills at camp and then to bring the training home to their team in training.
Coach Roberts also serves as the head coach of the Florida Tropics, a professional soccer team in the Major Arena Soccer League. Last season he led the team to a fourth-place finish, which allowed another first in program history, by hosting a TSC first round tournament game.
This coed camp is open to all ability levels and runs from Sunday, June 21 to Thursday, June 25. Overnight camp and extended day camp (9am-8:30pm) options are available.
Players, parents and coaches interested in learning more about Nike Soccer Camp can visit http://www.ussportscamps.com/soccer or call 1-800-645-3226.
About US Sports Camps
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is the world’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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GCI Consultants to Oversee the Construction of Fisherman’s Hospital in Middle Florida Keys

Architectural Rendering of Fisherman’s Hospital

For two years, the only hospital in the Middle Florida Keys has been a 1-story temporary facility comprised of modular buildings. Hurricane Irma devastated the old building and the hospital carried on, first in tents and then in these buildings.

MARATHON KEY, Fla. (PRWEB) December 14, 2019
For two years, the only hospital in the Middle Florida Keys has been a 1-story temporary facility comprised of modular buildings. Driving into the parking lot would make you think of the temporary buildings you would see at school growing up. The reason behind this odd situation is simple. Hurricane Irma devastated the old building and the hospital carried on, first in tents and then in these buildings.
GCI Consultants was hired to provide expert input and direction on how to hurricane harden the new hospital building which will perform better during the next storms that hit the Florida Keys. GCI specializes in the exterior building envelope with an emphasis on windows and doors. Managing member, Paul Beers was involved in creating new building codes after Hurricane Andrew devastated the Miami area. GCI’s collective experience and expertise will be instrumental in creating a more durable facility.
GCI offers clients a unique skill-set that is not available anywhere else, with specialized knowledge in any aspect of the building envelope and vast experience with construction claims, natural disaster assessments and forensic investigations. GCI offers cost effective development and project oversight of envelope systems. We are working closely with Baptist Health and Nelson to develop project specific plans and to optimize the building envelope of Fisherman’s Hospital.
During the Summer of 2019, GCI Consultants had a Pre-Installation Meeting and Jobsite Visit before we broke ground. GCI oversees Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bid Review & Contract Awarding, Shop Drawings & Submittals Review and Field Water Infiltration Testing Services.
This critical part of the Keys medical care system will be restored in the Summer of 2021. For more information about GCI Consultants and the services that they are providing, check out their web site.
https://www.gciconsultants.com/services/building-envelope

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