August 20, 2014

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| 12/13/2013

› In Lakewood Ranch, polo has come far from cow pasture beginnings
One might say it was the sport that launched a community. Just a couple of decades ago, when the eastern portion of University Parkway was still a shell and dirt road, and Lakewood Ranch was not even on the drawing board, a few ranch executives and workers saddled up on a cow pasture for a sport usually reserved for fancy clubs.

› Deal brings accounting giant to Fort Lauderdale
Chicago-based BDO USA LLP will have its first location in Fort Lauderdale and boost its South Florida employment above 100 thanks to its combination with Alpern Rosenthal.

› Florida group joins in lawsuit protesting AARP Medicare network cuts
Unhappy that AARP Medicare plans are dropping thousands of doctors from their 2014 networks, the Florida Medical Association has jumped into an ongoing federal court action that is fighting the practice.

› Gloria and Emilio Estefan to be named ambassadors
A proposal that could see entertainment giants Emilio and Gloria Estefan serve as Miami-Dade trade and cultural ambassadors for four years is being fast-tracked through the county’s legislative process.

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