December 17, 2014

The Golden Spoon Awards

Dinner is served -- at Florida's best restaurants.

Legal Elite Photo is of Yardbird in Miami Beach

Florida in the Pilot's Seat

A word from

Andy Corty,

Corporate Travel

Start with a Florida location and three fundamentals of event planning to make your next corporate event a meaningful experience instead of just another meeting.

Lee Sandler on international trade with Florida


Attorney Lee Sandler discusses trade opportunities with foreign countries.

[Photo: Daniel Portnoy]

Liquid assets: Crystal Lagoons builds projects in Florida

The Chilean company markets massive lagoons as a real estate amenity.

'The Town That Freedom Built'

As part of our Florida Originals series, we look at the town of Eatonville.

[Photo of Maye St. Julien by Norma Lopez Molina]

Droning on: Florida companies cater to demand for UAVs

UAVs - unmanned aerial vehicles - are attracting manufacturers and researchers in Florida.

[Photo of Prioria CEO Bryan da Froto by Doug Finger of the Gainesville Sun]

Florida Business News

Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba

President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island.

Florida leads nation in mortgage fraud

Florida leads the nation in mortgage fraud — a dubious distinction the state has held for the past five years.

St. Pete businesses bemoan Rays’ deal to explore

Some local business leaders say letting the Rays leave would hurt the economy and mean job losses in St. Petersburg.

Underwater mortgages falling as home prices rise

Widespread home price increases have helped more South Floridians break free of burdensome mortgages.

Theme-park fans can find holiday-shopping gems

Online sales and select retail outlets have made it possible to land theme-park merchandise without storming the turnstiles.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

NASA: Holiday lights can be seen from space
NASA: Holiday lights can be seen from space

It’s official: our holiday lights are so bright we can see them from space. See the NASA video.

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