How I Advocate: as a Senate Page Host
By Cyndy Loomis, CEO, ISF

Feb 07, 2018

After my son graduated high school and left home to attend the University of Florida, I found a transformative use for my empty nest in the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Senate Page Program. Kids from all over the state travel up to Tallahassee during the legislative session to gain understanding and experience in advocacy. As a host, my main goal is encourage these teens toward future success in continued education by giving them the tools to really appreciate their own potential. This is a way to empower kids to mo ...



ISF 2018 Annual Company Retreat
TCC Innovation Center – A Perfect Venue!

Feb 01, 2018

ISF, Inc. held its annual company meeting on January 10, 2018 at the spacious, modern TCC Center for Innovation in downtown Tallahassee. ISF staff members, from those who have been with ISF for decades to those who have only recently begun their careers with ISF, enjoyed the opportunity to come connect and discuss the company’s future. All three ISF locations were well represented, from corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida and offices in Tallahassee, Florida and Austin, Texas. Keynote speaker Jim Bleech presented on th ...



6 Ways ECM Can Help Government Overcome Challenges – Part 1

Jan 18, 2018

By Kevin Ledgister, Marketing Manager, ImageSoft Do More with Less Money in Less Time In government, budgets are tighter, technology is aging and constituents are demanding more and are upset when things seem slow or when they can’t get timely updates or resolution. One of the top strategies that agencies use to address this is to go paperless. Paper-driven processes are inherently inefficient because only one person can work on a document at a time. To overcome this, staff will adjust processes around the limitations of paper s ...



Coding Bill Undergoes Transformation in Senate Committee - 1/17/18

Jan 17, 2018

Lawmakers' continuing effort to boost computer coding lessons in Florida has morphed into a broader focus on computer sciences, reports Jeffrey Solochek of The Tampa Bay Times. "People from the industry came to use and said coding is really a subset of computer science," said Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, sponsor of this year's foray into the subject. As a result, she amended SB 1056 to promote computer science courses and encourage teachers to become certified in the area, and not just in the niche coding field. Jessica Hoo ...



From DMARC to ransomware, what to expect in 2018

Jan 17, 2018

DON'T FALL PREY TO SOPHISTICATED CYBER ATTACKS IN 2018. Join Patrick Wheeler, Proofpoint’s Director of Threat Intelligence, on Wednesday, January 24th at 10 AM PT for our webinar, “How to Prepare for the 2018 Cyber Threats.” This live event will cover: Predictions for the 2018 threat landscape Key actions you can take to prepare your organization Top resources to help support your security efforts   Join us by clicking here



Knowing What You Have to Get What You Need

Jan 17, 2018

This issue brought to you by: Jim Carlisle - Chair - National Growth & Exit Planning Group - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP   For many business owners, building their successful businesses began by accurately determining what they had. Whether their businesses provide products, services, or ideas, the success they experienced didn’t come to them blindly. It likely took years of refinement, study, and analysis to figure out the best way to establish and deliver the thing that makes the business successf ...



Deloitte: These tech trends will create the Symphonic Enterprise

Dec 09, 2017

A hybrid-human machine workforce within two years is one of several predictions in Deloitte's just released Tech Trends 2018 report.



FTC Founders Embrace Change!

Dec 07, 2017

The right stuff: Randy Enwright, Jim Rimes embrace change Peter Schorsch     After nearly two decades, business partners Randy Enwright and Jim Rimes decided change is good. Enwright Consulting Group is changing its name to Enwright Rimes Consulting, to better reflect the longtime business relationship of the two men. A sister company that provides political services — EM Campaigns, in business since 2003 — also is switching names to Election Management Solutions. Clay Barker, who ...



ISF CEO and FTC Chair, Cyndy Loomis, Presented the Victoria L. Weber Youth Advocacy Mentor Award

Dec 07, 2017

Tallahassee, FL — Children’s Home Society (CHS) connects parents and their children to vital resources, empowering them to reach their full potential. Working in fourteen locations throughout Florida, CHS gathers providers and families together to ensure health, education, family services, and technology resources are available to those who need them most. On Tuesday, November 28, CHS of the Big Bend, serving over a dozen counties around Florida’s capital city, held a candlelight ceremony celebrating the accomplishments ...



What Could Go Wrong When Transferring Ownership to Employees?

Nov 22, 2017

We often hear owners say they want to transfer their businesses to third-party buyers when they first encounter the concept of Exit Planning. However, we’ve observed that in many completed Exit Plans, owners actually choose to transfer their businesses to employees. Some reasons for this decision include employees knowing the culture and values of the business, a desire to keep the business with people the owner knows and trusts, and employees’ inherent desire and commitment to grow the business. As owners start to consider op ...


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