August 21, 2014

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| 5/14/2013

› SunColor is Orlando family's second act in paint business
Donald Strube Jr. and his brother Rick are back in the business they grew up with, seven years after the sale of their family's Color Wheel company. They have created a new company called SunColor, which launched last year. Its Orlando factory churns out paints sold directly to contractors and in half a dozen stores.

› Getting a share of the timeshare trade
When John Staley first got into the timeshare business with his wife, Delaina Probus-Staley, 15 years ago, the technology being used by the specialized segment of the travel industry was decidedly less digital.

› Scotland joins Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Holy haggis. Scotland will be among the more than 25 marketplaces at the 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 27-Nov. 11, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort. The Scottish marketplace will offer traditional flavors paired with beers, meads and Scotch. On the heels of the hit Disney film, “Brave,” Scottish officials contacted festival planners about participating in this year’s event.

› Proposal for expanded Pinellas bus service eyes students
In redesigning the bus system, Pinellas County transit officials are hoping to attract thousands more riders, including tourists and commuters. They're also eyeing another target group: high school students.

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