April 24, 2014

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| 9/30/2013

› After devastating loss, Alex Sink pauses her political journey
She had hoped to decide by January. Then she said summer, which turned into September. All year, she had agonized: Should she run for governor again? Finally, with time to launch a campaign running out, Alex Sink broke the news Sept. 20: She would not try in 2014 for the job she almost won in 2010.

› CordaRoy’s Sales Boom After Shark Tank Appearance
CordaRoy’s, Gainesville’s successful beanbag furniture company, was featured for the first time on QVC last Friday, Sept. 27. CordaRoy’s owner Byron Young appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank in March, where investor Lori Greiner took a 58 percent interest in the company for a $200,000 investment.

› IRS tipping changes could mean headaches for food service workers
Stefanie Fariss has been in the food service industry for nearly four decades, starting as a bartender when she was 18. Tips have been a big part of her income over the years. Now, she and her colleagues are facing changes in how they’ll be compensated for their service to restaurant patrons.

› From policy to pupils: Education is Jon Hage's business
His mother was an educator. His father was an educator. His brothers became educators. He married an educator. But Jonathan Hage is the odd man out. "I'm the only noneducator in my family," Hage admits. And yet, as the founder and CEO of Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), Hage has made education his business.

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