August 4, 2020
Florida Business News

With $600 checks disappearing, unemployed Floridians are facing a ‘perfect storm’ of problems

For the last four months, unemployed Floridians were handed a lifeline through the $600 weekly benefits doled out by the federal CARES Act. No longer.

Florida’s top business regulator starts meetings with bars and breweries

Florida’s top business regulator began meeting with bar and brewery owners in Jacksonville to talk about how to reopen their businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Grab, heat and eat: Florida chefs pivot to prepared meals to go for quarantined diners

Battered by half-empty dining rooms and pitiful takeout sales, Florida restaurant chefs got creative this summer and transformed their kitchens to pump out a surprising new moneymaker: precooked meals to-go.

How tax-free weekend for back-to-school supplies will look different in a pandemic

The coronavirus can mess with how children will learn at the start of the 2020-21 school year. But one thing COVID-19 hasn’t put a halt to is Florida’s annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, which is set to begin Aug. 7 and run through Aug. 9.

Unclaimed property could spell relief for COVID-stressed Floridians

Millions in bank accounts, inheritances, refunds and other property are all waiting to be retrieved by Florida residents at the state Department of Financial Services — if they would only file a claim, says Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Petronis.

Read More Florida Business Stories

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Trend Video Pick

Floria school districts, staffing agencies need to hire hundreds of substitute teachers
Floria school districts, staffing agencies need to hire hundreds of substitute teachers

Education leaders are in a mad dash working to get ready for the start of the school year. Among the preparations, school districts statewide still need to hire hundreds of substitute teachers.
 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you approve or disapprove of how Ron DeSantis is handling his job as Florida's governor?

  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)
  • Undecided
  • Approve
  • Disapprove

See Results

Florida Trend Media Company
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
727.821.5800

© Copyright 2020 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.

Array
(
)