What you need to know about Florida today
› RNC propels Hillsborough, Pinellas to record bed tax collections
The last week of August is usually a slow week for the local hospitality industry. But this year, hoteliers on both sides of the bay got a welcome jolt from the Republican National Convention.
› AxoGen secures $21M in financing
Alachua-based AxoGen closed on nearly $21 million in financing to expand sales and development of products used in surgeries to repair peripheral nerve damage.
› Hackers heist 300,000 records from Florida college
A massive security breach at Northwest Florida State College has affected 300,000 records in the school's computer systems, including information on about 200,000 students statewide who were once eligible for Bright Futures scholarships.
› Tampa seeks proposals for bike-sharing program
The city of Tampa on Wednesday issued a call for proposals to create an inexpensive bicycle-sharing program that Mayor Bob Buckhorn said could be a "healthy option for residents and visitors traveling around downtown and surrounding neighborhoods."
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