Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
For some, Irma casts doubt on Florida's boom
Florida's economy has long thrived on one import above all: People. Yet Hurricane Irma's destructive floodwaters renewed fears about how to manage the state's population boom. More from CBS News and the AP.
Sales and Marketing Advice
Must-know tips to help get your email and website seen
What exactly is it that gets people to actually open an email, scroll down beyond the headline on your website, or read a news release? There are sound, practical actions you can take. Read Ron Stein's full column.
Florida chefs are busy making meals for hurricane victims
Even as much of South Florida begins to get back on its feet, the local chefs and restaurants are vowing to keep relief efforts alive to benefit areas that are still struggling, like the southernmost parts of Greater Miami. More from NBC News.
Gas prices hit a three-year high in Florida
Two weeks after Hurricane Irma spiked demand for gasoline in Florida, gas prices have hit a three-year high in Florida, according to AAA. The average price of regular unleaded statewide hit a high $2.73 per gallon on Sept 14, surpassing the previous three-year high in December 2014. More from the Miami Herald.
Small Business Advice
How to make a good first impression
As the saying goes, “You only have one opportunity to make a good first impression.” Some suggestions to help ensure a favorable customer reaction to a first encounter? Read Gray Poehler's full column.
Out of the Box
Nation's Smallest Post Office Stands Tall
Hurricane Irma destroyed several buildings as she ripped through Florida a week ago, but a rather unique building in Collier County was able to survive the storm’s wrath: the smallest post office in the country.
» More from the Miami Herald.
John Corbett has led CenterState Bank to statewide prominence and nearly $10 billion in assets. In mid-August, CenterState announced it would acquire two other banks, making it one of Florida’s largest community banking companies by a number of measures.
» Read more from the Business Observer.
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