February 28, 2015

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/11/2013

› Board of Governors re-appoint five Florida Polytechnic University trustees
The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) approved a recommendation by its Nominating and Development Committee to reappoint five members of Florida Polytechnic University's charter Board of Trustees.

› Hire only licensed workers for repairs after storm
As clean-up after Tropical Storm Andrea begins, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation reminds consumers to hire only licensed professionals for repairs.

› Building SeaWorld's souvenir empire, one plush penguin at a time
Jane Tebbe-Shemelya is vice president of merchandise for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., in charge of strategic direction, planning and merchandise operations for 11 theme parks and more than 200 retail locations. She led the development of new product lines for sale inside SeaWorld Orlando's new Antarctica land.

› Miami area ranks low for share of STEM jobs
South Florida — with a higher unemployment rate, lower median household income and far fewer patents per capita than the nation as a whole — also trails in the share of STEM jobs.
» Related: Orlando ranks low in science, tech, engineering, math jobs

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