May 23, 2015

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| 4/30/2014

› Port Canaveral casino cruise line will build second ship
Port Canaveral-based Victory Casino Cruises announced the company is preparing to launch a second ship in Jacksonville, with the goal of opening by June. The company said it has more than 1,000 customers daily on its ship, the Victory I, but it noticed many customers were coming from northern Florida or Georgia.

› How MBA Orlando's deal may make Central Florida a top gay wedding destination
The Wedding Alliance — an Orlando organization that raises awareness on marriage equality — is partnering with MBA Orlando to better notify local businesses about the $150 million economic impact waiting to hit Central Florida if same-sex marriage is approved.

› Miami’s tech community is on display at eMerge Americas Techweek
This week’s eMerge Americas Techweek is designed to promote the region’s tech community and convince companies that Miami is the place to grow their businesses. Some are already getting the message.

› Norwegian reports $52 million first-quarter profit
The addition of a new ship to its fleet as well as higher ticket prices and improved onboard spending helped to boost earnings in the first quarter, Norwegian Cruise Line said Tuesday.

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