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Clients of the UCF Business Incubation Program are always innovating and taking bold steps toward achieving their goals. Read about these achievements and innovations in the Business Incubation News.

AgileSrc, LLC launches BlueSkies, a cloud scene simulation for Unity3D

Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2015) - AgileSrc, LLC, a software development firm specializing in the modeling and simulation industry, recently launched BlueSkies, a visually realistic cloud, sky, and weather plugin for Unity3D.

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Orlando-based Total Alignment Partners to Present Women’s Conference April 17-19 in St. Petersburg

Winter Springs, Fla., – Dr. J.J. Meier – a nationally-known author, speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach – will be the keynote speaker at a three-day women’s retreat presented April 17-19 in St. Petersburg by Total Alignment Partners, an Orlando-based executive coaching firm.

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Orlando-Based Innovative Software Products Expands with Programming, Support for Embedded Micro Devices

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2015) --- Orlando-based Innovative Software Products, Inc. has a turnkey solution that enables the newest generation of embedded micro devices -- APUs, GPUs and similar enhancements -- to significantly improve industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, simulation and training and virtually every other industry segment.

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IROC Tactical's Muzzle Device scores perfect in Testing Protocol, Earns Prestigious Certification from National Tactical Officers Assn

Winter Springs, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2015) -- IROC Tactical, a Winter Springs based firm which manufactures the IROC MD muzzle device in civilian and military versions for the AR-15 weapons platform, recently got a perfect score and earned the coveted Member Tested and Recommended (MTR) rating from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).

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Spectrum Dynamix Unveils Major Breakthrough in Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

Winter Springs, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2015) -- Orlando-based Spectrum Dynamix, Inc., has developed a new chemical taggant that is easy to apply, easy to detect, and impossible for counterfeiters to fool.

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Volusia County Business Incubator Formalizes Mentoring Program to Support Entrepreneurs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2015) – Because good ideas need great teams to become remarkable businesses, the Volusia County–University of Central Florida Business Incubator Program has begun a formal mentoring program, partnering with SCORE, the Small Business Development Center and local philanthropists to strengthen its services to Volusia County entrepreneurs.

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RSS Logistics Joins the Alion – IPS Corporation SeaPort-E Team

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2015) --- RSS Logistics has joined the Alion-IPS Corporation SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) team.

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Sundog Software refines Military Software to power Oculus Rift Gaming Headset with Realistic 3-D Images of Oceans and Seas

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sundog Software, which developed the Triton Ocean SDK software library to power military software by depicting ocean wave and current action with startlingly realistic clarity, has just released a gaming version for the Oculus Rift 3-D VR gaming headset.

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EXAM PLUS CEO RECEIVES INDUSTRY LEADEARSHIP AWARD

Winter Springs, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2014) --- José Batista president and CEO of Exam Plus, which administers drug and alcohol testing programs for employers, sports, governmental and law enforcement agencies, was named Emotional Intelligence Community Leader by the Society of Emotional Intelligence (SoEI) 2014 EQ Awards.

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Total Alignment Partners to Give Seminars on How to Reinvent Oneself and Set Resolutions That Stick on Caribbean Cruise Jan. 22-26

Winter Springs, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2014) -- Total Alignment Partners (TAP), which develops leadership development and executive coaching programs for a wide range of corporate and individual clients, will host 3 seminars during a four-day Royal Caribbean cruise Jan. 22-26 to Cozumel, Mexico.

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CSF Technologies Opens Orlando Office to Expand Opportunities for Defense Simulation Work

ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- CSF Technologies, headquartered in Camden, N.J., recently opened offices at the UCF Business Incubator in Central Florida Research Park to take advantage of the “Soft Landing” program that provides out-of-state and foreign businesses a location from which to introduce their operations in Florida and the U.S.

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DRW Life Skills Institute Launches Coaching School Division

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2014) -- DRW Life Skills Institute recently launched its Coaching School Division which facilitates the process of becoming a certified professional life skills coach by offering education, mentoring and guidance based on the standards established by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Covian Consulting Earns Contract to Evaluate Osceola School Grants

ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2014) -- Covian Consulting, which helps institutions, community-based organizations and small businesses create and manage research, program evaluation, communication strategies, and staff development programs, recently earned a contract from the Osceola County School Board to provide Grant Program Evaluation Services.

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“Train the Trainer” program slated Dec. 9-10 hosted by Total Alignment Partners

Winter Springs, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2014) -- Total Alignment Partners, based in Winter Springs, will host a special “Train the Trainer” seminar Dec. 9-10 at the University of Central Florida Business Incubator at 1511 E. S.R. 434 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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The “Live” Fan Experience will be Transformed for Select Group of Fans Attending Knights’ Upcoming Home Football Game vs. SMU

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2014) --- The thrill of attending a UCF home football game at Bright House Networks Stadium is an exhilarating experience. For 100 fans attending this Saturday’s game vs SMU, the experience will be raised to new heights thanks to a client company of the UCF Business Incubation Program.

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SERIOUS SIMULATIONS ANNOUNCES OPENING AND FIRST IITSEC SHOW

ORLANDO, Fla. - (Nov. 18, 2014) - Serious Simulations, LLC an innovative provider of human motion based, mixed and virtual reality training systems for the military, law enforcement, firefighting, and medical communities hosted an opening ceremony at its new facility located in East Orlando’s Central Florida Research Park, (considered the world’s center for Modeling and Simulation (M&S)).

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Exam Plus in Winter Springs featured on Telemundo Orlando News Special Series

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2014) -- Exam Plus, which provides administration of drug and alcohol testing programs for employers, governmental and law enforcement agencies, was featured on the Telemundo Orlando News special series “Enmienda 2, ¿Si o No?” (Amendment 2, Yes or No?) which aired recently.

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UCF Business Incubator in Winter Springs Welcomes Colombian Maintenance, Aircraft Operations Software Company

Winter Springs, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2014) --- Seico Technology LTDA, a 10-year old specialty software developer based in Bogota, Colombia, has opened U.S. operations in Winter Springs at the University of Central Florida Business Incubator facilities at 1511 E. State Road 434.

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Dicapta Earns Major Grant from Colombia to Provide Aid for Children with Hearing Impairments

Winter Springs, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2014) --- Dicapta, the award-winning U.S. provider of digital media aids for people with visual or hearing limitations, was recently awarded a major grant from the Colombian Department of Communications and Information Technology and the Department of Culture.

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President of Carter Solutions to deliver Tech Session at Major Conference of DNN Developers and Users in Palm Beach

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2014) --- Tony Carter, president of Carter Solutions in Orlando, will head a workshop session for DNN developers on use of the popular jQuery JavaScript library and DNN Services Framework at this year’s DNNCon, the annual conference of DNN users and developers.

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Vision Engineering Solutions Earns 2014 TechNovation Rising Star in Technology Award

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2014) -- Vision Engineering Solutions, LLC (Vision) was recently awarded a Congressional Medal of Recognition from Congressman Bill Posey’s office as the Rising Star in Technology at the 2014 TechNovation Awards Banquet. The annual awards banquet is held in conjunction with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce’s technology and innovation exposition- Florida TechXpo.

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Ninjaneer Studios Signs Contracts with Cities of Titusville and Winter Park

Winter Springs, Fla., (Oct. 18, 2014) – Ninjaneer Studios, a digital content creation company based in Winter Springs near Orlando, recently signed agreements with the cities of Titusville and Winter Park, Fla. to produce a 3D projection mapping show for their respective events.

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Cloud 3C Earns coveted “Diamond” status from NEC Corporation of America

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2014) --- Cloud 3C, the Orlando technology firm that focuses on advanced future-proofing communications systems for corporations, government agencies and institutions, was recently awarded the coveted “Diamond” status from NEC Corporation of America.

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CEO of Geocove — Emergency Services Mapping Company — Has Advice for Fellow GIS Workers, Entrepreneurs

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2014) -- Karyn Tareen, chief executive officer of Geocove, Inc., the Orlando firm that helps government agencies and private corporations prepare for disaster recovery with cutting edge mapping and assessment systems, spoke to more than 200 participants at the recent Central Florida Geographic Information Systems workshop.

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Jake Cornelius Joins SightPlan as Chief Product Officer

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 6, 2014 -- SightPlan™ recently announced that Jake Cornelius, a business intelligence and data science expert, was named chief product officer.

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UCF Business Incubation Program Celebrates 15 Years of Helping Companies Become High Impact Enterprises

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2014) --- Since its launch 15 years ago, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 250 early stage companies on their road toward financially stability and transformation into potentially high-growth/impact enterprises. Utilizing the tools, training and infrastructure provided by the University’s incubation program, these companies have sustained more than 3,600 total jobs in the Central Florida region and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.

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IRradiance Glass is Subcontractor in Phase II DARPA Contract

ORLANDO, Fla. -- IRradiance Glass, Inc., which manufactures glasses for applications in infrared optical components and optical systems, was recently awarded a subcontracting role on a Phase II DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) contract.https://www.incubator.ucf.edu/

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As Orlando-based Craft Beer Company Evolves, So Does its Name

ORLANDO, FL. (Sept. 19, 2014) – When Orlando native Tom Moench created his award-winning orange blossom honey beer and christened it Orange Blossom Pilsner [OBP], the moniker also seemed like a perfect fit as the company’s name.

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Mandy Vallowe Joins SightPlan as Chief Sales Officer

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2014) - SightPlan™ recently announced that Mandy Vallowe has joined the company as chief sales officer.

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FLAME BOSS OF ORLANDO DEBUTS NEW PRODUCT AT ACE HARDWARE'S FALL CONVENTION

Orlando, Fla. – Flame Boss™ recently introduced its new Flame Boss 100, a smoker controller for Kamodo style and traditional BBQ Smokers at the ACE Hardware Fall Dealer Convention.

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i-Meet to Offer Zentila Meeting Sourcing Platform to Members

Online meeting planner community i-Meet has partnered with Zentila to give its corporate meeting planner members access to the company's online sourcing and booking engine, it announced last week.

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Latest Episode of "The Business Beat" Features First Response Disaster Team

First Response Disaster Team was recently featured in Volusia County's "The Business Beat" video series.

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Local Health Food Company Partners with Faith-Based KeHE Distributors

DELAND, FLA. – DeLand Bakery & Natural Market a certified organic and gluten free bakery has announced a business partnership with KeHE Distributors, a faith-based supply chain partner located in Naperville, Ill.

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How to Save Money on Credit Card Processing

Suneera Madhani spent three years working inside the credit card processing industry, realizing a simple fact: No one gets excited to meet a credit card processor.

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Daytona Business Incubator Aims to Cultivate Innovative Startups

DAYTONA BEACH — The Volusia County-funded University of Central Florida Business Incubator at Daytona Beach International Airport recently celebrated the third anniversary of its launch.

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Technology Assurance Labs Receives 2014 Las Vegas M2M Evolution Business Impact Award

ORLANDO, FLA. (August 22, 2014) – Technology Assurance Labs announced today that it has received a 2014 M2M Evolution Business Impact Awards from TMC and Crossfire Media which was announced at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, held August 11-14, 2014, at the Rio, Las Vegas. The Business Impact Awards program recognized a select group of companies and business leaders who have successfully leveraged M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) to solve a business issue, launch a new service or create revenue opportunities.

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Geocove, Inc. ARM 360 Exceeds Expectations for Melbourne, Australia Metropolitan Fire Brigade

The Melbourne, Australia Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) recently put Geocove’s GIS-based disaster assessment system – ARM 360 – into operation for the first time to assess damage from five fires.

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IROC Tactical Logs First Sale of New AR-15 MD Firearms Accessory To Law Enforcement Agency---Oviedo Police Department

Winter Springs, Fla. --- IROC Tactical, the Winter Springs manufacturer of high tech firearms accessories, reported the first sale of its signature IROC 22LR Conversion Kits to a law enforcement agency.

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Incubator Marks its Third Anniversary

The Volusia County-funded UCF Business Incubator at Daytona Beach International Airport, which recently marked its third anniversary.

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Head of Covian Consulting Appointed to National Alliance for Hispanic Families Solution Task Force

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 18, 2014) --- The CEO of Covian Consulting, the Orlando-based management and consulting firm, has been appointed to the National Alliance for Hispanic Families Solution Task Force.

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Passport School to launch new school year with 21st Century Learning Tools for Every Student

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2014) --- Orlando-based Quatro Solutions is teaming up with Passport School on Curry Ford Rd. in southeast Orlando to launch the region’s first 21st Century Learning Experience for students starting on Friday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m.

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Condor Temperature Monitoring to Introduce New Product to Remotely Monitor, Alert Owners when Pets Get Overheated, Seeks Indiegogo Funding

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2014) --- Condor Temperature Monitoring is introducing a new product that will remotely monitor animal enclosures---including the family car---and alert owners when their pets or even livestock become overheated, which can cause injury or death.

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Ten Years After Hurricane Charlie, Geocove's ARM360 Is In Place to Make Sure Lee County Is Better Prepared

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Wednesday marks ten years since Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida. The damage was massive and, assessing it all quickly was a mighty task. A decade later, WINK News is learning how Lee County's damage assessment program has progressed from paper to PC.

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Geocove, Inc. ARM 360 Exceeds Expectations for Melbourne, Australia Metropolitan Fire Brigade

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2014) -- The Melbourne, Australia Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) recently put Geocove’s GIS-based disaster assessment system – ARM 360 – into operation for the first time to assess damage from five fires.

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EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group Relocating Corporate Headquarters to Winter Springs, Bringing 20 Employees

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 11, 2014) -- EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, a client of the UCF Business Incubation Program in the Central Florida Research Park in east Orange County, is poised to graduate from the program and relocate their corporate headquarters to the Vistawilla Office Center in Winter Springs.

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RSS Logistics Earns Contract to Provide Equipment for Apache Army Program

ORLANDO, Fla. -- RSS Logistics was recently awarded a prime contract to provide Automated Test Equipment to the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) of the AH-64D/E Apache Army program.

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Sportstropolis Launches New Promo Video

Sportstropolis connects those who play sports. Whether you want to track your game and career stats, or just want to record the memories of the games you have played, Sportstropolis is designed with you in mind.

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National Business Incubation Association relocates HQ to Orlando

The National Business Incubation Association announced Aug. 7 it will relocate its headquarters to Orlando from Athens, Ohio.

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Central Florida’s First Holistic Preschool Nears Opening Date, Will Focus on Environment, Diet, Alternative Learning and Values

Winter Springs, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2014) --- The prototype campus of Irblich Schools, Central Florida’s first holistic preschool, is under construction now in Winter Springs and founder Birgitta Jorgenson hopes to open the unique facility before the end of this year.

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First Response Disaster Team Selected by UCF Business Incubator as 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. July 29, 2014 – First Response Disaster Team, a client of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program at Daytona Beach International Airport, has been named the Incubator’s 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Bold! Technologies Forms Partnership with iData Sciences

ORLANDO, Fla. July 28, 2014 -- BOLD! Technologies LLC in Orlando has partnered with iData Sciences LLC, a technology firm based in Abu Dhabi with offices in Germany, India and the U.S.

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TREASURE BOX KIDS’ ON-LINE CHILDREN’S CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IS FINALIST IN SCORE COMPETITION

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 30, 2014) -– Treasure Box Kids, an on-line boutique children’s clothing company, placed third in the recent SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Pitch Competition.

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Savage Race series in Florida

One of its trademark obstacles, Colossus, is 40 feet tall and combines an enormous skateboard quarterpipe ramp with a near-vertical drop waterslide to finish. Savage participants also get to run, slide, jump and climb through various military styled obstacles, like cargo nets, monkey bars, dumpsters filled with ice, barbed wire, and of course, plenty of mud.

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SightPlan Named NAA Innovation Tank Grand Prize Winner

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 17, 2014) -— SightPlan, which is modernizing multifamily resident service and asset management with its approach to managing work orders, solving resident issues and enhancing asset value was named winner of the National Apartment Association Innovation Tank at the organization’s largest annual event.

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Sundog Software Earns Coveted Spot on Gaming Industry’s 100 Tech List for Software it Developed for Military

Orlando, Fla. (July 17, 2014) -- Sundog Software LLC, based in Orlando, recently earned a coveted spot on the “Develop 100 List” of software providers who are making a major contribution to digital gaming alongside Xbox, Google Glass, Havok Vision Engine and other industry luminaries.

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DAYTONA BEACH MEDICAL EXERCISE COMPANY OPENS SPACIOUS FACILITY IN NEW SMYRNA BEACH

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA. (July 15, 2014) -- Medical Exercise Associates (MEA) at Green Acres an orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine performance and training facility, recently opened its new 6,800 square foot health and fitness center, Nautilus by the Sea, at 4176 S. Atlantic Ave. in New Smyrna Beach.

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AccelaRx, University of Central Florida to Offer Internships in Scientific Communications

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 10, 2014) -- One of the hottest new technology fields for aspiring professionals got a big boost recently when the University of Central Florida teamed up with AccelaRx---a global scientific communications company specializing in regulatory and medical writing---to offer Internships in Scientific Communications.

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CAMCAD Technologies Excels as North America’s #1 SURFCAM® Reseller

Winter Springs, FL (July 9, 2014) -– CAMCAD Technologies, Inc. (CAMCAD), an award-winning, Central Florida-based company specializing in innovative and proven manufacturing solutions, was recognized as the number one reseller of SURFCAM® software in North America for the year to date through June. CAMCAD also ranked first in sales for the month of June and is currently second worldwide through June 2014.

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ATI Companies Earns Three Contracts in Orange County, Lee County to Locate, Map Utility Structures Using Sophisticated Technology

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (July 7, 2014) --- Ambient Technologies, Inc. was recently awarded three contracts in Orange and Lee counties to locate and map utilities structures that are critical to water conservation and supply in both counties.

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HITEC 2014: UniKey and MIWA Team to Offer Keyless Entry Solution

UniKey has announced integration of its keyless entry technology with hospitality door locks from MIWA Lock Company. The Smartphone based touch-to-open technology will be integrated with MIWA's flagship ALV2 System and was showcased to the hotel industry visitors at HITEC 2014.

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Tech TY Online Security firm joins UCF Business Incubator in Apopka

APOPKA, Fla. (June 26, 2014) -– Tech TY, an online security firm providing full-service consulting and training, has been accepted into the UCF Business Incubation Program in Apopka.

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ISIS Solutions Co-Founder Selected to Write Wounded Warrior “Hero” Stories

Eric Wright, Director of Business Development at Isis Solutions and Results, LLC and former U.S. Army Sergeant and Paratrooper, was recently nominated to interview and write Wounded Warrior biographies for the Association for the United States Army's (AUSA) quarterly newsletter.

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ISIS Solutions Awarded Subcontract from INDRA

ISR has been awarded a contract to supply technical support for a project to upgrade flight simulators that teach Italian Navy pilots to fly AV-8B Harrier II fighter jets. They provide customized, cost-effective, technical documentation development support in coordination with Indra and the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and manage meeting minutes.

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IROC Tactical’s Adjustable Firearm Accessory Generating Big News in Military, Law Enforcement Media

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. June 25, 2014 -- A simple, easy-to-use accessory developed by IROC Tactical is making big news in military and law enforcement media.

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Orlando based ALTR is a winner in recent SCORE Competition

ORLANDO, Fla. June 25, 2014 -– Orlando based ALTR was named one of three finalists in the existing business category of the recent SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) business plan competition.

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FAZ Technology Graduates from University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program

ORLANDO, Fla. June 24, 2014 -- FAZ Technology, which developed the FAZT Platform family of laser interrogators, custom fiber optic sensors and software applications that serves a wide range of industrial processes, recently graduated from the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program.

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Smart Access Technology Company UniKey and Leading Hotel Lock Manufacturer MIWA Team up to Revolutionize Hotel Room Entry

LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--UniKey, the industry leader in smart access control technology announces integration of its keyless entry technology with hospitality door locks from MIWA Lock Company, the leading choice of electronic locking systems by hotel chains around the world. The Smartphone based touch-to-open technology will be integrated with MIWA’s flagship ALV2 System and will be showcased this week to the hotel industry visitors at HITEC 2014 in the MIWA Lock Company booth (#1140).

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FLYING THE COOP: Firms Leaving Home for Commercial Spaces

EDGEWATER, Fla. (June 21, 2104) -— Kimberly Klein-Yaney, who started her marketing and promotions business in her Edgewater home in 2011, says there was one thing she didn't count on. Operating a service-based business from home can be cumbersome. Klein-Yaney said that's what motivated her to fly the coop and rent a retail space for her business in March.

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SightPlan Chosen as Finalist for NAA Innovation Tank featuring Shark Tank Judges

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 15, 2014) -- SightPlan, which is modernizing multifamily resident service and asset management with its approach to managing work orders, solving resident issues and enhancing asset value, is a finalist for the National Apartment Association Innovation Tank which will include hit ABC TV show “Shark Tank” veterans Barbara Corcoran and Kevin Harrington. The Innovation Tank is part of the upcoming NAA Education Conference & Expo being held June 18-20 in Denver, Colo.

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SightPlan Announces 50,000 Unit Milestone for SightWorks

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 15, 2014) -- SightPlan, which is modernizing multifamily resident service and asset management with its approach to managing work orders, solving resident issues and enhancing asset value, reports a strong demand for its soon to be released SightWorks multifamily operations package.

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Carter Solutions Earns Contract to Help Prominent Miami Law Firm Improve Client Agreement Process

ORLANDO, Fla., (June 14, 2014) -- Carter Solutions, Inc., a full-service IT solutions company based in Orlando, was chosen by prominent Miami law firm Marin, Eljaiek & Lopez, P.L., (MEL) to improve its attorney-client agreement process.

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Orlando’s SightPlan Appoints New Members to Board of Advisors

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 12, 2014) -- Alice Tanchel, Francis Chow and Will Gorman have been appointed to the board of advisors for SightPlan, an Orlando-based software company focused on modernizing multifamily resident service and asset management with its approach to managing work orders, solving resident issues and enhancing asset value.

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Vision Engineering Solutions LLC, Plasmonics Inc. Win 4th Annual Sikorsky Innovations Entrepreneurial Challenge Competition

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 29, 2014) -- Two Orlando technology companies---Vision Engineering Solutions LLC and Plasmonics Inc.---were named winners of the 4th Annual Sikorsky Innovations Entrepreneurial Challenge Competition recently.

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Orlando Executive Coach to Conduct Seminar on Life and Career Coaching at Annual Conference of Florida City and County Managers Association

APOPKA, Fla. (May 13, 2014) -- Regina Fasold, founder and principal of Fasold Global Coaching, will conduct a seminar entitled “Benefits of Coaching for Greater Personal and Professional Success” on Friday, May 30, at the annual conference of the Florida City and County Management Association in Orlando. Fasold, a professional and accredited International Coaching Federation Member, said she plans to take a unique approach in the seminar: with the help of two members from the audience of city and county managers she will demonstrate the benefits of professional life, career and executive coaching.

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Greensleeves Named Finalist for International Award

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (May 9, 2014) -- Greensleeves LLC has been named a finalist for the National Business Incubation Association’s 2014 Outstanding Incubator Client award in the technology category. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced May 20 at NBIA’s 28th International Conference in New Orleans.

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Abamis IT Solutions, Gift Share Love releases new app that makes gifting easier

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 5, 2014) -- Abamis IT Solutions (www.abamis.com) and Gift Share Love, a cloud-based service that lets friends know what sorts of gifts you might appreciate, have launched the new Gift Share Love app for iPhone, now available from Apple’s App Store.

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OptiGrate Named Finalist for International Award

ORLANDO, Fla. (April, 29, 2014) –- OptiGrate, a graduate of the UCF Business Incubation Program of Orlando, has been named a finalist for the National Business Incubation Association’s 2014 Outstanding Incubator Graduate award in the technology category. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced May 20 at NBIA’s 28th International Conference on Business Incubation in New Orleans.

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Exam Plus FL Wins 2013 Florida Excellence Award from U.S. Institute for Excellence in Commerce

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (April 16, 2014) -- Exam Plus FL, which administers drug and alcohol testing programs for employers, sports, governmental and law enforcement agencies, was recently selected for the 2013 Florida Excellence Award by the U.S. Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC).

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Power Promise Organization Launches After-School Basketball Program

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 10, 2014) -- The Power Promise Organization, dedicated to empowering youth and communities through prevention programs in the Central Florida community, recently launched an after-school basketball program for youth who live in high crime and economically disadvantaged areas.

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Covian Consulting Contract Will Help Combat Global Human Trafficking

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 7, 2014) -- Covian Consulting was recently awarded a contract from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the independent international organization that currently is working in 40 countries worldwide from its headquarters in New York City.

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Chief Technology Officer at Greensleeves named one of 76 ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers in U.S.

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (April 4, 2014) -- ASHRAE, the global professional association for heating and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers, has appointed Steve Hamstra, chief technology officer of Greensleeves LLC, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.

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Manufacturer of Specialty Weapons Accessories Wins $10,000 Prize in Rollins College Venture Plan Competition

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (April 4, 2014) -- IROC Tactical, the Central Florida company that designs and manufacturers specialty weapons accessories, recently won a $10,000 prize for second place in the 2014 Venture Plan Competition at the Rollins College Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship in Winter Park.

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Geocove Receives Innovative Technology Award from Virginia Emergency Management Agency

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 3, 2014) -- Geocove, Inc., the Orlando technology firm that developed the award-winning ARM360 GIS-based disaster assessment system for local, state and regional governments and NGOs worldwide, recently won a major state award for the design and implementation of a disaster damage assessment reporting tool in the City of Fairfax, Virginia. The Virginia Emergency Management Association presented its Innovative Technology Award to Geocove and the City of Fairfax for the system, which allows the public to report damage in real time following a storm or other disaster event using a smart phone or computer.

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Kia Ricchi to Receive Achievement Award at 2014 National Hurricane Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 3, 2014) -- Kia Ricchi, founder and owner of iCheckContractors.com, will be presented an Outstanding Achievement Award at the National Hurricane Conference – set for April 14-17 at the Orlando Hilton– for her pro-bono efforts to help homeowners avoid rebuilding scams after disasters.

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Embark Safety Expands Driver Record Monitoring to Over 20 States

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 1, 2014) -- Embark Safety, the Orlando firm that provides comprehensive driver observation, driver records and advanced driver training to businesses, government organizations and insurance carriers, announced the extension of its driver record monitoring solution to include 21 states.

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Daniel Polfer Joins SightPlan as Chief Technology Officer

ORLANDO, Fla. (March, 31, 2013) -– Daniel Polfer has been named chief technology officer for SightPlan an Orlando-based company that provides resident and service management software solutions to the multifamily industry.

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Ninjaneer Studios in Winter Springs will get Starring Role in New Opera Production at University of Florida

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (March 31, 2014) -- Ninjaneer Studios will play a starring role when the University of Florida Opera Theater Program debuts a new opera in April by Dr. Stella Sung, Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida’s Department of Digital Media and director of UCF’s Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment (CREATE).

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UCF Business IncubatIon Program Partners with Cairns Foundation To Promote Local Students’ Innovative Ideas

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (March 30, 2014) -– The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program at Daytona International Airport and the Cairns Foundation will launch their first Innovation Challenge April 16 at the Incubator located at 601 Innovation Way to help promote the commercialization of ideas by local college and university students.

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Carter Solutions’ to Offer Free Hosting For New Orlando DotNetNuke User Group Members

ORLANDO, Fla., (March 27, 2014) -- Carter Solutions is offering two free months of hosting for new DotNetNuke web sites as hosting partner of the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group.

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IROC Tactical Makes Semi-Final Round in $30,000 Venture Plan Competition at Rollins College

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (March 21, 2014) -- IROC Tactical, a manufacturer of specialty weapons accessories, has made it to the semi-final round in the $30,000 Venture Plan Competition at the Rollins College Graduate School of Business in Winter Park.

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Kissimmee’s Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot to speak at American College of Health Executives symposium in Orlando May 15

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (March 21, 2014) -- Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot, PhD, a Doctor in Holistic Health and principal of the DRW Life Skills Institute in Kissimmee has been invited to speak at the American College of Health Executives symposium in Orlando May 15.

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UCF Entrepreneur Earns MBA Leadership Scholars Award, Will Attend Rollins College MBA Program

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 19, 2014) -- Julien Meyer, founder and chief executive officer of collegeTKTS LLC, parent company of CollegeStack.com, has earned an MBA Leadership Scholars Award at Rollins College and plans to attend the MBA Program at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins.

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imediaReach® a Finalist for Fifth Annual Cade Museum Prize

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (March 17, 2014) -- imediaReach®, a startup technology company at the UCF Business Incubator in Winter Springs, is one of 16 finalists competing for the fifth annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize, which will be awarded by the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention to a Florida individual or company that is taking an original idea or product to market.

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UCF Business Incubation Program to Host MT3 Medical Technology Training and Treatment Expo April 16 in the Central Florida Research Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 15, 2014) -- The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program has partnered with MT3 (Medical Technology, Training and Treatment); and the National Center for Simulation (NCS) to host the MT3 Technology Expo on Wednesday, April 16 at the Partnership 2 Building in the Central Florida Research Park.

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UCF Business Incubator In St. Cloud To Host Entrepreneur Open House April 14 For New And Existing Small Businesses

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (March 13, 2014) -- The University of Central Florida Business Incubator in St. Cloud will host an Entrepreneur Open House for new and existing small businesses on Monday, April 14 at the incubator’s Corporate Campus building in Stevens Plantation at 3201 Budinger Ave. in St. Cloud.

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Orlando Based GiveJet Finalizes the Consignment Sale of a Learjet 45 Spare Parts Package

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 8, 2014) -- GiveJet LLC, through its DBA Jet Parts Liquidator, recently announced the successful six-figure sale of a Learjet 45 Parts package to the flight department of a major multi-national retailer.

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UCF Business Incubation Program Offers "Soft Landing" Appeal to Small Businesses That Want to Make a Splash in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2014) -- The UCF Business Incubation Program has discovered an important new small business niche in local economic development that could prove more valuable than huge tax incentives to lure major employers to the area.

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CollegeStack.com Partners with iMobile3 to Provide Virtual Wallet, Wider Choice of Coupons, and a Unique Mobile Application Via the PassMarket Platform

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2014) -- CollegeStack.com, one of Orlando's most popular coupon books, has partnered with iMobile3 to offer Central Florida college students a powerful virtual wallet inside of an application that takes coupons/offers to a new digital level.

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DRW Life Skills Institute to offer Two-Day Course on Emotional Intelligence March 22-23

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2014) -- DRW Life Skills Institute in Kissimmee will offer a two-day beginners workshop on emotional intelligence and critical communications skills March 22-23 at the Institute, headquartered on the fourth floor of the UCF Business Incubator facility at 111 E. Monument Ave. in Kissimmee.

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Isabella’s Bella Cucina Chef Shares Secret to Perfect Marinara Sauce, Bruschetta and Chicken Cacciatore with Wounded Warriors

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2014) -- Isabella Morgia di Vicari, better known from TV as Chef Isabella of Isabella's Bella Cucina catering company in Orlando, had a special treat and some cooking secrets to share with Wounded Warriors at the Gaylord Palms Resort recently.

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Children’s Talent Showcased Saturday at Daytona’s Volusia Mall

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2014) -– Volusia Mall will be bursting with gifted children this weekend as they participate in a talent contest presented by the Craig and Janice Performing Arts Institute.

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Orlando-based Carter Solutions’ eCommerce, DotNetNuke Experience earns Big Contract from New York Crystal Glass & Mirror Company

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2014) -- Carter Solutions, a full-service IT solutions company based in Orlando, was recently awarded a contract to help a Brooklyn-based glass company redesign its online marketing and sales program.

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Orlando-based Geocove Earns largest Florida client for Impact and Damage Assessment software: Miami-Dade County

ORLANDO Fla., (Jan. 29, 2014) --- Geocove, Inc. the Orlando technology firm that developed the award-winning ARM360 GIS-based disaster assessment system for local, state and regional governments, and NGOs worldwide, has won the most populated county in Florida: Miami-Dade County.

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Isis Solutions and Results CEO Named to Key Subcommittee Post For 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2014) -- Elizabeth (Liz) Root, founder and chief executive officer of Isis Solutions and Results, the Orlando firm that provides professional training, writing and management consulting solutions, was appointed to the Policy, Standards, Management and Acquisition (PSMA) Subcommittee of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2014 Conference Committee.

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Energy-Saving Software by Greensleeves LLC Proves the Winning Edge in 2014 Global ASHRAE Technology Award

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2014) -- Intelligent optimization software developed by Greensleeves LLC proved to be the winning edge in the 2014 Global Technology Awards presented by ASHRAE, the world’s leading professional organization for heating, refrigerating and air-conditioning engineers---formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

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Cloud 3C Named Authorized Reseller of Award-Winning Windows-Based 3CX IP PBX Software for Hotels, Call Centers

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2013) -- Cloud 3C, the Orlando-based provider of communication solutions for businesses and government agencies, was recently named an authorized reseller of the award-winning Windows-based 3CX IP PBX software for large-scale VoIP users such as hotel and resort reservations systems and call centers.

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Exam Plus Earns top Industry Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2014) -- Exam Plus FL, which administers drug and alcohol testing programs for employers, sports, governmental and law enforcement agencies, recently won the industry’s top award for excellence.

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www.sportstropolis.com Launches Beta Version of Unique Online Community for Aspiring Athletes, Sports Enthusiasts

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2014) -- Sportstropolis.com, a startup company in East Orlando has launched a Beta version of its unique online community for aspiring athletes, coaches, college and pro recruiters and sports enthusiasts.

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Covian Consulting CEO’s Study Featured in Prestigious Professional Journal

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2014) -- Covian Consulting Principal Maritza Concha, Ph.D., turned a scholarly study of South Florida community-based organizations (CBOs) into a featured article in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Public Administration.

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imediaReach® Earns Chance to “Pitch A Billionaire” Investor

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2014) -- imediaReach®, the Orlando company that develops unique and innovative mobile marketing services for advertisers and national brands, has earned the chance to “Pitch a Billionaire” who might fund the company’s latest development---HDTV closed circuit broadcast of sports events to fans in the stands with mobile devices.

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Carter Solutions Earns contract to help 50-year-old U.S. Flag Maker Launch Web-based Retail Marketplace

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2014) -- Carter Solutions, a full-service IT solutions company based in Orlando, has earned a contract to help 50-year-old U.S. flag manufacturer Bob Hughes Display in Houston, Texas transition to an eCommerce enterprise.

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Power Promise Organization Presents “Lunch with Butterflies” Jan. 25 to Honor 10 Outstanding Female Leaders

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2014) -- The Power Promise Organization, dedicated to empowering youth and communities through prevention programs in the Central Florida community, will host their Annual “Lunch with Butterflies” at the Rosen Center Hotel on Jan. 25 to recognize outstanding women from Central Florida who have left an imprint on youth and their communities.

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IROC Tactical Unveils Tool-Free Adjustable Tactical Muzzle Device

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2014) -- IROC Tactical, a breakout firearms accessory manufacturer, has introduced the IROC MB, a precisely engineered signature accessory that features tool-free adjustability for the AR15 weapon platform to improve accuracy and reliability and reduce climb rate.

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