July 29, 2014

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Florida's planned job cuts double

Florida's planned job cuts rose to 1,351 in October, slightly more than double the 645 in the same month a year ago, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Wednesday. Jobs were trimmed in the mortgage, healthcare, transit and waste management sectors, said Challenger, which tracks job cuts announced by employers nationwide. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Miami-Dade voters approve $830 million for Jackson Health System

Months of public discussion about the long-deferred needs of Jackson Health System and the urgency for upgrading the aging public hospital system paid off Tuesday. Miami-Dade voters approved a referendum to raise their property taxes and fund $830 million in new equipment and facilities for Jackson. The victory at the polls helps secure Jackson’s future in the face of declining reimbursements from state and federal government programs and the uncertainties of the Affordable Care Act, said Carlos Migoya, chief executive. More at the Miami Herald.

Business Profile

Southeastern Printing

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College dropout Don Mader came to Florida in 1991 to work in his cousin’s T-shirt company. He was making $5.50 an hour. Some 22 years later, he runs Southeastern Printing, a 230-employee company based in Stuart with $62 million in revenue.

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SeaWorld chairman sells off $1.3 million in company shares

The chairman of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s board of directors sold nearly $1.3 million worth of company stock over the last week, according to a new regulatory filing. The stock sales come a little more than week before two important events for Orlando-based SeaWorld, which owns 11 amusement parks across the country. More at the Orlando Sentinel.


New Yorkers now top spenders for Miami homes

New Yorkers are emerging as the darlings of local real estate. Accustomed to expensive property and wanting to escape state taxes, they’re outspending other buyers to set up a local home base. More at Miami Today.


Dolphins’ locker room isn’t only workplace with a bully

It’s easy to get bullied at work. Speaking up is another story. Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin has shown us that bullying can happen to adults in the workplace, and refusing to tolerate those working conditions takes courage. The question now is what it will take for professional sports and Corporate America to address bullying in the workplace before it makes headlines. More at the Miami Herald.

On the Road Again
Indian Motorcycles back on Florida streets

indian motorcyclesSixty years after the Indian Motorcycle Co. went bankrupt, the iconic American brand's bikes are back on the streets of South Florida. The owners of Iowa-based Victory Motorcycles acquired the rights to Indian in 2011, and as of this month, three classic models are being sold at the new Indian Motorcycle of Miami

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