October 30, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

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| 6/4/2014

› Miami-Dade commissioners approve new Miami Heat arena deal
Miami-Dade commissioners easily approved a new arena deal for the Miami Heat on Tuesday, agreeing to accept an immediate stream of $1 million donations to the county’s parks departments in exchange for paying the team an additional five years of operating subsidies that currently top $6 million.

› Pentathlon turns to Ringling College for its design
Designer Mariana Silva remembers the assignment as “daunting.” Officials planning the World Cup Final of the Modern Pentathlon needed a branding plan for a historic, international sporting event that is making its debut in Sarasota this week, as well as Modern Pentathlon competitions planned here through 2016.

› Lee wants incentive back as community rallies for workers
Lee County officials on Monday asked Source Interlink executives to explain their intentions or repay $250,000, while community groups in Bonita Springs rallied to find work for displaced employees.

› Wellington manufacturer to acquire two companies
Wellington-based B/E Aerospace, which is looking at alternatives including a possible sale, said Monday it is acquiring two companies at a total cost of about $470 million.

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