December 17, 2017

Monday's Afternoon Update

What you need to know about Florida today

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Florida growers having difficulty competing with cheaper Mexican produce

The fall/winter growing season was a tough one for Florida’s specialty crop producers, many of whom left crops in the ground because of too much product and prices that fell below the cost of production. More from Fresh Plaza and Growing Produce.

Sales and Marketing Advice
How to say 'No' in the business world

Of course, there are some things in life we should never say no to. Like when your kids ask you to watch them act in their school play or if a truly close friend needs your ear to talk through a particularly tough situation. But, how about when it’s business-related? More from columnist Ron Stein.

Will Florida remain the ‘Beach of Quebec’?

For more than 50 years, French-speaking Canadians from Quebec have flocked to Hollywood Beach and Hallandale for winter warmth, feeling comfortable there culturally and linguistically. But many of these visitors have moved elsewhere. More from the Miami Herald.

Florida solar installer bringing Tesla’s battery product to Florida homes

Like a good consumer, local solar contractor Bill Johnson of Brilliant Harvest did his homework before his company became one of only a few certified Tesla Powerwall installers in the state. More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Florida lawmakers shift course on immigration policy

Just three years after Florida's Republican leadership approved cheaper college tuition for non-citizens, President Donald Trump has realigned the state's immigration debate and GOP lawmakers are moving in the opposition direction. More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Around the State
Site Seeing

florida The debate in Florida over offering incentives to companies locating operations here has drawn the attention of a crucial national audience: Site selectors, the consultants paid by corporations to find and evaluate sites and negotiate incentive deals.

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The Citrus Place

florida originalsBen Tillett has been making and selling juice at the Citrus Place for 42 years. He and his family have a history in Terra Ceia that he thinks could date back to the late 1880s. Today, he is one of the last citrus growers and producers in the small community. In fact, he's one of the last independent holdouts of the Florida citrus boom.

» Read more from the Tampa Bay Times.

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Shop with a Cop
Shop with a Cop

Members of the West Melbourne PD, Palm Bay PD and Brevard County Fire Rescue give 140 kids in south Brevard a chance to "Shop with a Cop."

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