August 28, 2015


Southwest Florida Business Profile

Johnson & Johnson to open shared services HQ in Tampa

The pharmaceutical giant
will add 500 new jobs.


Orlando's pro soccer team forgoes public funding for a new stadium.

Healthy downtowns are millennial magnets

A column by

Mark Howard

Florida Icon:
Carl Hiaasen

The writer and columnist
talks about his life in Florida.

[Photo: Brian Smith]

Charged up

Will Encell Technology be a competitor for Tesla?

[Photo of Robert Guyton by Jon M. Fletcher]

Championing "Breakout Brands"

Christine Barney of rbb Public Relations discusses unique marketing strategies, serving "breakout brands" and providing an "employee-driven" workplace.

Court-Ordered Protection

Florida Supreme Court ruling helps shield athletics organizations at universities from lawsuits.

Florida Business News

GDP numbers reveal strength of U.S. economy

Good gross domestic product numbers indicate an underlying strength in the nation's economy, even in the midst of wild swings in stock prices and fears over a slowdown in China.

Erika could barrel up center of Florida as tropical storm

As of 5 a.m. on Friday, Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to continue its northwestern track, hit Hispaniola and eventually pose a threat to Florida.

Challengers ask court to take over Florida's redistricting

Challengers to the state's congressional map called on the Florida Supreme Court to redraw the districts it invalidated and reject the Legislature's call for more time.

AAA predicts busiest Labor Day travel in 7 years

More than 1.8 million Floridians are expected to join a growing number of people traveling over the Labor Day holiday, travel club AAA says.

Beer, wine on menu at more casual restaurants

Beer and wine are hitting the menu of many fast-casual restaurants as operators look to fatten their profits with adult beverages.

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Volunteer puppy raisers socialize future guide dogs
Volunteer puppy raisers socialize future guide dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ volunteer puppy raisers help future guide dogs to become comfortable with home life and take the puppies everywhere—to work, out to eat, on trips, and even grocery shopping.

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