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News: United Diversity Business Summit Connects Top Valley Leaders with Minority Entrepreneurs | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Thinkzilla Consulting today announced that As Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega proclaimed Sept. 15 “United Diversity Business Summit Day,” diverse business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Arizona came together to share ideas and innovations at the first United Diversity Business Summit, which was livestreamed by the City of Scottsdale.

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News: Chelsea Groton Bank, in Partnership with NCDC and GNACC, Offers Free Business Seminars for Local Entrepreneurs | CitizenWire

GROTON, Conn. /CitizenWire/ — Chelsea Groton Bank kicks off their 5-week “Cultivating Great Business: Small Business Bootcamp” on October 5, 2021. The FREE small business series, designed for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, is offered through the Bank’s financial education program, Chelsea University, in partnership with the Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) and the Greater Norwich […]

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News: Southwest Airlines Adds Daily Austin Flight: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in March | CitizenWire

AMARILLO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new daily non-stop service to Austin. The new expanded service to Austin begins March 10, 2022 to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

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News: Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival as Celebrity Judge | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that television icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining the fourth annual “Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival” as a celebrity judge. The famed star of “The Cosby Show” and current hit “The Resident” will also be performing his poetry at the festival and sharing thoughts […]

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News: New Yiftee White Paper ‘Coming Back Stronger’ Illustrates Communities Banding Together to Support Local Business | CitizenWire

MENLO PARK, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Today Yiftee published a new white paper based on its experience with more than 300 Community eGift Card programs across the country, 90% of which were started during the pandemic. The paper uses 16 short case studies to describe different chamber of commerce, main street, downtown and city programs all […]

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News: Pompano Beach to Test SEAHIVE Shoreline Protection System at Wahoo Bay | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Scientists, government officials and citizens concerned about climate change and sea level rise will soon have a new source of data when Wahoo Bay in Pompano Beach launches. This underwater marine park will become a global incubator for the ocean’s ecosystem and will test the SEAHIVE™ marine and estuarine shoreline […]

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News: Indiana 5G Zone to Host Panel Discussion and Demonstrations on Revolutionary ‘Smart Transportation’ Technologies | CitizenWire

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. /CitizenWire/ — The Indiana 5G Zone will host a virtual afternoon dedicated to innovative “smart transportation” technologies on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. The event, which features speakers and demonstrations from leaders in the field, will highlight the potential advantages of adopting these technologies and their impact on the US […]

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News: Local Community Gift Card Program Shows up to 8X ROI on Federal Funds Invested to Help Small Businesses in Pandemic Recovery | CitizenWire

MENLO PARK, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — As communities strive to help their local businesses weather the pandemic storm, Yiftee has grown to more than 270 Community eGift Cards across the United States and executed 74 “Buy-One-Get-One” programs. These programs enlist entire communities in purchasing eGift Cards that can only be spent at local businesses, where the […]

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News: Rural Iowa Manufacturing Jobs Surplus Means Big Opportunities | CitizenWire

OSCEOLA, Iowa /CitizenWire/ — It’s been a year since the manufacturing industry was hit by the COVID-19 crisis forcing businesses to get creative to manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the rural Clarke County, Iowa’s unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid […]

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News: Two Yiftee Communities Win Award at the Main Street Now Conference | CitizenWire

MENLO PARK, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — On April 12, 2021, the Main Street Now Conference awarded six U.S. communities with the Main Street Forward Award, Yiftee, Inc. announced today. The award celebrates “forward-thinking Main Street recovery and resilience efforts at this unique and challenging moment.” The winners were selected by a national jury of economic development […]

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News: Indiana 5G Zone Launches Exclusive Opportunity to Accelerate 5G Innovations | CitizenWire

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. /CitizenWire/ — The Indiana 5G Zone (IN5GZ), a virtual and practical onsite innovation lab, is excited to announce an exclusive opportunity for companies, universities, governments and students to innovate and grow among some of the United States’ most promising innovations in various SMART verticals.

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News: Nation’s Top 5G Experts come together for Indiana 5G Zone’s First Quarterly Innovation Event | CitizenWire

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. /CitizenWire/ — The Indiana 5G Zone is hosting its first Quarterly Innovation Event on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. EST. This virtual event will consist of several of the nation’s top 5G experts discussing the industry and a variety of other 5G-related topics. The event is free and open to the […]

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News: Come Live, Work, Grow and Prosper in Amarillo, Texas | CitizenWire

AMARILLO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Airport officials at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport today unveiled the Airport’s new corporate image piece “Taking Flight, Experience Amarillo.” The new corporate image piece is the latest in the Airport’s on-going aviation and non-aviation business development initiative in conjunction with its community partnership, Taking Flight – Amarillo.

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News: Grand Opening of the Indiana 5G Zone, the first Practical 5G Innovation Lab | CitizenWire

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. /CitizenWire/ — NineTwelve Announces the Grand Opening of the Indiana 5G Zone, a virtual and onsite practical innovation lab. NineTwelve’s 5G laboratory in downtown Indianapolis means significant speed and quantum encryption are possible for technologists, businesses, and visitors throughout Indiana and its worldwide network.

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News: RMA’s Consulting Strategies Result in Multiple Client Wins at FRA Awards | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — RMA is proud to announce that their city clients won three of the fourteen awards bestowed by the Florida Redevelopment Association, including the prestigious President’s Award. RMA provides staffing services for the West Palm Beach CRA and provides economic development and real estate consultancy services for the City of Deltona. […]

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News: Pompano Beach CRA Wins FRA Award for Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce that the Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement is the 2020 winner of the Best Transportation Transit Enhancement category at the annual Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Awards, which were bestowed November 19, 2020.

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News: Pompano Beach CRA Announces ‘Love Always, Pompano Beach’ Website and Marketing Campaign | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce their new marketing campaign, “Love Always, Pompano Beach.” The all-encompassing annual program will feature local businesses located in the East CRA District, sharing special offers and experiences to attract residents and non-residents alike.

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News: ‘I am Lauderhill’ Campaign Features City’s Police Officers – Short Form Videos Reveal Fun Facts about Local Law Enforcement | CitizenWire

LAUDERHILL, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The City of Lauderhill, in collaboration with the consulting firm RMA, has launched a new video campaign featuring local police officers sharing fun facts about themselves. The “I am Lauderhill-We are Lauderhill” segments are emailed to residents and other subscribers in the City’s official newsletter, Lauderhill Living and posted on social […]

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News: First Ever ‘Better Together Small Business Saturday Market’ at ENKI Brewing to Celebrate Local Businesses | CitizenWire

VICTORIA, Minn. /CitizenWire/ — ENKI Brewing is proud to partner with several local small businesses and the City of Victoria to hold a special shopping event on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28. The new “Better Together Small Business Saturday Market” makes it easy for neighbors and visitors to Victoria to find unique holiday gifts for […]

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News: Indiana 5G Zone Launches as First to Demonstrate Quantum-Safe Encryption as A Service for 5G IoT Systems | CitizenWire

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. /CitizenWire/ — In September 2020, the quantum-safe XQ Message platform was successfully deployed at the Indiana 5G Zone’s Advanced Innovation & Test Lab in a service configuration. Quantum-safe encryption ensures that data can be kept safe from existing data exfiltration as well as future quantum computing attacks.

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NEWS: Partnership Kicks Off 5G Tech Jobs and Research in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celeres Capital, an investment and advisory firm based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, announced that the U.S. territory has secured a leadership role in communication technology with the Puerto Rico 5G Zone initiative. This laboratory is primed to enable companies, government entities, and academia to […]

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NEWS: Partnership Kicks Off 5G Tech Jobs and Research in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celeres Capital, an investment and advisory firm based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, announced that the U.S. territory has secured a leadership role in communication technology with the Puerto Rico 5G Zone initiative. This laboratory is primed to enable companies, government entities, and academia to […]

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NEWS: Pompano Beach CRA Announces a Special McNab House Presentation

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach residents are encouraged to attend a special presentation about the McNab House & Botanical Gardens during a virtual Pompano Beach CRA meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. The presentation will introduce Randy Hollingworth, Director of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design […]

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NEWS: RMA Presents Long-term Strategic Finance Action Plan for North Miami Beach

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA presented their combined 5-Year Strategic Finance Plan and Action Plan for the City of North Miami Beach to the CRA Board on Thursday, June 25. The award-winning consulting firm developed a clear and concise roadmap to prioritize and guide redevelopment in the CRA area. […]

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NEWS: National Community Stabilization Trust Announces Leadership of Two National Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) announced its leadership of two national initiatives. First, NCST announced the formation of the Homeownership Alliance, which will advocate for more resources and better policies to increase affordable homeownership opportunities for American families.

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NEWS: Nuclear to Play Vital Role in Innovating Virginia’s Carbon-Free Future

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Innovations in nuclear energy will play a vital role in reaching Virginia’s goal to be carbon-free by 2050 after Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation directing the state to work with industry to develop a strategic plan for the Commonwealth’s nuclear industry. The bill directs the government, through […]

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NEWS: RMA Offers a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Playbook for Government Leaders

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For over a decade, RMA has been guiding city and county leaders through the “reinvention” process using a strategic multistep approach to help communities overcome economic obstacles. Now, as cities struggle to address the economic impacts of COVID-19, the firm has created a Recovery Playbook for […]

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NEWS: Community Identity: Stemming the Tide of Homogenization through Custom Design

EVESHAM, N.J., Feb. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Drive down almost any suburban highway, and you will be greeted by a sea of sameness. McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Wells Fargo, Target, etc. You could be anywhere. But soon, when you drive into or fly over Evesham Township, however, you will be greeted by an embodiment of […]

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NEWS: CONCRETE JUNGLE NO MORE – Catalyst Experiential to Bring Green Space Along Pennsauken, NJ Corridor

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Township of Pennsauken, New Jersey, in public private partnership with Catalyst Experiential, will bring some much needed green space back to the heavily commercial Pennsauken corridor in the form of two Community Landmarks, a Clocktower on Route 38 and a Monument on Marlton Pike. More […]

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NEWS: RMA Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Strategies that Helped Secure Amazon Deal for City of Deltona

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA has revealed the international deal-making that was required to secure an Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) distribution center as the anchor for the new Portland Industrial Park in Deltona, Florida. RMA’s economic development and real estate project management team brokered the deal between DOT Properties headquartered in […]

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NEWS: Bill Dehlinger joins RMA as Associate Broker

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – RMA is pleased to announce that real estate expert Bill Dehlinger has joined the team to lead the firm’s real estate projects in Central Florida. Dehlinger, who is currently the Florida Vice President of Operations for the CCIM Institute in Florida, will be focusing on several […]

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NEWS: RMA Hired by Town of Fort Myers Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Town of Fort Myers Beach has hired the firm RMA to create its new branding and marketing campaign. RMA’s award-winning team of economic development and marketing experts will analyze the town’s current brand and develop a comprehensive strategy to capitalize on the community’s authentic assets […]

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NEWS: Old Newsday Site Readies for Re-development into LEED-Certified Warehouse and Distribution Center

AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art-Of-Form Architectural Services, PLLC, (AOF) a commercial, award-winning architectural firm, announces it’s working with Hartz Mountain Industries to re-develop the old, vacated Newsday site. The project will include the design and development of two buildings that will be designated for industrial use.

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NEWS: Five Tips to Turn Tourists into Investors – Economic Development and Marketing Experts Develop ‘Investment Tourism’ Strategy

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What if your city could implement a strategy that would transform tourists into long-term investors? That is the concept behind “Investment Tourism,” a comprehensive Economic Development and Marketing platform developed by the award-winning principals of RMA and CJF Marketing International.

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NEWS: Arizona Department of Housing Congratulates the Recipients of the 2019 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Awards

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arizona Department of Housing presented the 2019 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Awards at a recognition ceremony in Scottsdale on August 21. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 16th Annual Arizona Housing Forum; the premier industry event for housing and community development professionals in the state.

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NEWS: The Pompano Beach CRA Announces a Request for Co-Working Space Applications

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA has announced a request for applications from entrepreneurs interested in becoming members of “GROW,” a co-working space, managed by the nationally acclaimed team, Digital Grass Innovation and Technology. This innovation hub will provide a myriad of support systems to local business owners […]

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NEWS: RMA Offers Premier Consultations to City Leaders: Authors of ‘Reinventing Your City’ Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA is offering complimentary 15-minute consultations to city and county leaders who purchase 25 or more copies of the book, “Reinventing Your City: Eight Steps to Turn Your City Around” (ISBN: 978-0986086007). The offer commences on August 9, National Book Lovers Day, and runs until August […]

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NEWS: XG Communities to provide small cell program solutions for the City of Federal Way, Washington

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., July 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless and engineering services for carriers and municipalities across the United States, announce their agreement to provide small cell program solutions for the City of Federal Way, Washington.

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