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BRT Apartments Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

14 12 2017

 Reports Net Income of $0.97 per Diluted Share for 2017  Completes More than $253 Million of Acquisitions in 2017 Initiated a Quarterly DividendGREAT NECK, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2017 -- BRT APARTMENTS CORP. (NYSE:BRT) today announced its results of operations for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.Jeffrey A. Gould, President and Chief Executive Officer of BRT commented: “It was a successful and active transactional year for us with $253 million of acquisitions as we continued to strengthen our portfolio and position the Company for continued success.  We also initiated a quarterly dividend which demonstrates our confidence in our business model.  We enter 2018 with a positive outlook for our portfolio and on our ability to continue to source accretive transactions as we prepare for the next stage of BRT’s growth.”Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2017:Net income attributable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2017...

5 New Finalists Named in Popular IsaBody Challenge

14 12 2017

Tens of thousands of people take part in the IsaBody Challenge every year, but only a handful of them are publicly recognized. Standing apart from all of these other individuals and being recognized is a testament to the successful journey each person has undertaken. - Jim Coover Gilbert, Arizona December 14, 2017 Isagenix, a global health and wellness products and solutions company, announced five new finalists in its annual total body transformation program, the IsaBody Challenge®. They are: Melissa Stokes (Apache Junction, Arizona); Rick Maxwell (Oceano, California); Isaac Medina (Edinburg, Texas); Tara McGinty (Kennewick, Washington); and Hans Heyman (Vancouver, British Columbia). Out of the tens of thousands of people expected to complete the IsaBody Challenge this year, and the more than 17,000 who completed this last 16-week challenge, these five individuals represent the first group of finalists selected. In total, 15 finalists will be identified between now and July 2018,...

Caribbean's Tourism Return Shows It Is Open and Has Something for Everyone

14 12 2017

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Billions of people now know that the Caribbean is open because of the multifaceted, million-dollar campaign by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America. The Association's "Caribbean Is Open" campaign generated awareness, along with more than 5 billion impressions, about the majority of Caribbean destinations operating normally, unhindered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Now that travelers again feel confident about the region and impacted destinations have recovered, the campaign is turning its attention to the region's vastness and variety through "Caribbean for Everyone." "We could not be prouder of the results so far," said Michele Paige, President, FCCA. "The most rewarding thing about this campaign is that it has directly benefitted people's lives throughout the Caribbean,...

ITEC Entertainment Game Studio Launches Monstars of Rock Solitaire™ App

14 12 2017

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces the launch of Monstars of Rock Solitaire ™, a mobile application released by ITEC Entertainment’s Game Studio division and available on Google Play. The Monstars of Rock Solitaire ™ app was inspired by characters and stories created by ITEC Entertainment’s own designers and visionaries. Users assume the role of wacky music promoter Mort Barker as they compete to promote and bring comical yet scary ghouls and zombies, reminiscent of dearly departed rock stars, back to life. “Mobile entertainment through storytelling and gaming befits ITEC Entertainment’s legacy as pioneers of themed entertainment and the technologies that bring those guest experiences to life,” said ITEC Game Studio Director, Marc Plogstedt. “Mobile applications like Monstars of Rock Solitaire are exciting developments because they enable us to create brand extensions and new...

Beryl Thompson-McClary Has Been Recognized Among the Top in Her Industry by the Expert Network©

14 12 2017

Press Release - updated: Dec 14, 2017 13:29 EST ORLANDO, Fla., December 14, 2017 - Beryl Thompson-McClary, Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Beryl Thompson-McClary, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Ms. Thompson-McClary has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout her career. Ms. Thompson-McClary outshines others in her field due to her extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. She obtained both her Juris Doctorate and B.A. in Political Science and Speech from the University of Florida. Today she is listed in the prestigious legal group Lawyers of Distinction. With more than 30 years of experience dedicated to law, Ms. Thompson-McClary brings a wealth of knowledge to her industry, and, in particular, to her areas of specialization, family and...

WizKid Products Launches New and Advanced Urinal Screen - the Splash Hog

14 12 2017

Leading Commercial Restroom Products Company Introduces Highly Function-ing Urinal Screen to Stop Splash Back and Deodorize Restrooms for Up to 60 Days Press Release - updated: Dec 14, 2017 13:28 EST FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, December 14, 2017 - WizKid Products, a leading commercial restroom products company, launches their new and advanced Splash Hog – a highly functioning urinal screen that reduces splash back and deodorizes the restroom for up to 60 days. WizKid first began pioneering the WizKid Antimicrobial Urinal Mat as the best solution to keep the floors dry, odor free and easy to maintain. They continue that goal by engineering a new product aimed at the source of the problem - urinal splash back. Men are not missing the urinal and they certainly are not wanting to stand in another man’s pee. What is happening is urine is splashing off the back wall and the bottom of the urinal, and is landing outside of it. Urinal screens have made a difference in reducing some splash back from...

Dr. Noman Quintero to Distribute 2,500 Grocery Boxes to the Homeless in Time for Christmas

14 12 2017

Press Release - updated: Dec 14, 2017 08:47 EST SANTA ANA, Calif., December 14, 2017 - Dr. Norman Quintero and NQR, Inc. in collaboration with The Community Action Partnership of Orange County, and the Pimco Foundation are making a distribution of 2,500 grocery boxes to the homeless and those in need in Orange County, California. CHRISTMAS FOOD DISTRIBUTION Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 During the holidays, many families have a traditional dinner. We understand how important tradition and the holidays are and we just want to do our part to ensure that local families don't go hungry during this Christmas. Dr. Norman Quintero, CEO 2:00 p.m. NQR, Corp Offices 1411 Warner Avenue, Suite D Tustin, California 93780 (714) 716-5000 “Holidays are a time of family, food, and generosity. I strongly believe that every family deserves to share a holiday meal together and we are gearing up for our Christmas Food Distribution and will provide holiday boxes and meals to those in need,” said Dr....

Westgate Resorts continues companywide expansion with new executive appointments

14 12 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Following years of continued growth, Westgate Resorts has named a new Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President of Resort Operations, Vice President of Resort Operations, Vice President of Community & Public Affairs and Vice President of Security. "As our business continues to thrive and expand, it is fitting that we promote those who have helped us grow into senior leadership positions," said President and CEO David Siegel. "I'm proud of the professional and personal growth that each of these individuals have demonstrated at Westgate," said Chief Operating Officer Mark Waltrip. Jared Saft promoted to Chief Business Officer Jared Saft has been named Chief Business Officer of Westgate Resorts. Saft previously served as Senior Vice President and has been with Westgate Resorts for more than 11 years. In his new role, he will oversee the development and evaluation of all new business and growth opportunities for the company, in addition...

Online Furniture Startup Burrow Gives Back This Holiday Season

14 12 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Burrow, the online furniture startup known for its direct to consumer modular sofa, has teamed up with three organizations across the U.S. to give back this holiday season in a program called Give Back With Burrow. For every 10 sofas sold throughout the month of December, Burrow will donate one sofa to someone in need. Partnering with The Bridge, Kulture City and New Horizons of Southwest Florida, Burrow is simply helping to help make a house feel more like a home this holiday. "For a lot of companies, the holiday season means mega sales and hitting end of year revenue targets, but we wanted to focus on something different – giving back to causes we care about," said Burrow co-founder, Stephen Kuhl. "2017 has been a tough year for a lot of people – many families are still rebuilding after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the holidays can be a particularly tough time for those who lost their home. This is one of the main motivations behind  Give Back...

South Florida Plumbing and Backflow Now Ready to Serve Boca Raton

14 12 2017

Boca Raton, Florida – South Florida Plumbing & Backflow is now ready to serve customers in Boca Raton, Florida. The said firm caters to various kinds of plumbing services, both residential and commercial, especially emergency situations like clogged drains and leakages, among others. As their website quotes, “As an Expert Plumber Boca Raton, we provide a wide variety of plumbing services.” They further go on to guarantee that their plumbing experts would be able to take care of all the plumbing needs of clients. They are dedicated to giving out the best services possible. Their staff have undergone extensive training, hence it can be assured that their work would be of good quality. To those who are on the lookout for plumbing services that are effective and quick, then Expert Plumber Boca Raton has them well-covered. One of the essential aspects there is to any house is efficient plumbing systems. It is through this plumbing that households are given a sufficient supply of flowing...

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