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July 21, 2018

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Why aren't Florida law firms attracting more Millennials?

Millennials make up about only 31 percent of the lawyers at most of the biggest firms in seven of Florida’s largest cities—a smaller number than the national average of 43 percent. Millennials are now the largest generational group of lawyers at large and midsize firms across the United States. More from the Daily Business Review.

Citizens Insurance used unlikely recruits for Irma claims response

Faced with a shortage of catastrophe claims adjusters in the middle of the most severe hurricane season in a decade, state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. got creative. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Proposal to ban greyhound racing in Florida gets backing

After repeated legislative debates in recent years about the greyhound industry, Florida voters could decide in 2018 whether to ban dog racing in the state. A proposed constitutional amendment designed to shut down greyhound racing began moving Thursday through the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. More from the Daily Commercial.

State groups work to preserve state’s military role

Florida strives to be the country’s most military-friendly state because not only is it good for active and retired service people, it’s good for business as well. That was the message delivered by officers of the Florida Defense Support Task Force. More from the Jacksonville Daily Record.

Is Everglades restoration good for fish?

Florida’s economy depends on healthy fish, but little is known about how Everglades restoration efforts affect some of the state’s most lucrative sport fish. More from FIU News.

Trademark Trends
Should Orlando be Called the Halloween Vacation Capital?

floridaShould Orlando be dubbed the “Halloween Vacation Capital?” Visit Orlando thinks so. The tourism marketing agency filed a trademark for the phrase. For the past two years, Visit Orlando has focused on promoting Halloween — a 10-week season of events — to draw more visitors during the off-peak tourism season.

» More from the Orlando Sentinel.

Business Profile
Roe to Go

florida originalsThe Jackson County community of Bascom (population 106) is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Academy Award winning actor Faye Dunaway. More recently, Bascom is making a bid to become the Caviar Capital of America.

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Ballet Camp

Every day, for five weeks,  175  kids from across the world have been participating in the Next Generation Ballet Summer Intensive camp at the Straz Center for Performing Arts in downtown Tampa. 

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