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Will Short Gorham | 9/18/2012

Job growth remains wobbly

South Florida's job market is still shaky with economists looking at Friday's jobs report to see if the region is still experiencing a wobbly economic rebound from the Great Recession. Broward's unemployment rate rose last month to 8.1 percent from a revised 7.8 percent in June. Palm Beach County surpasses that with a 9.8 percent unemployment rate. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Progress Energy takes on Duke Energy name

Say goodbye to Progress Energy Florida. Come April 2013, the name of the state's second largest utility officially changes to Duke Energy. In an announcement Tuesday promoting the company's new logo design, Duke Energy said it would roll out its new look and combined name in all of its units across its six-state service territory in the first and second quarters of 2013. More at the Tampa Bay Times.

Orlando’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Hispanic Chamber of the Year

Publisher's Column

Doctoring Health Care

I’d like to call your attention to this month’s feature package on the changing practice of health care.

Florida Trend writers examine the technological and regulatory changes sweeping through the health care industry. They focus on new ways of delivering care and training physicians.

» Full column

The award was presented to the organization Monday at the USHCC’s 33rd annual national convention. Orlando was chosen among the 200 USHCC members eligible for nominations and this was the seventh time the Orlando chamber has been recognized by the national organization for its service to Central Florida’s Hispanic business community. More at the Orlando Business Journal.

Boca Raton-based ADT chief to lead company in new directions

New ADT chief executive Naren Gursahaney clearly likes the gee-whiz aspect of the security business he's leading. In his new Boca Raton office, he demonstrates how he can monitor his Princeton, N.J., home from his laptop. He switches his porch lights on and off and takes a peak in the laundry room where the dog sleeps. The Boca Raton-based company with 16,000 employees, 700 of whom work in South Florida, is banking on other homeowners wanting to do the same and upgrade their security systems. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Melbourne conference promotes green businesses

Looking for ways to run a “green business?” The Florida Pollution Prevention Roundtable will host its 2012 Pollution Prevention/Sustainability Conference in Melbourne this week to help local businesses find ways to improve environmental profitability and reduce liabilities. More at Florida Today.

Out of the Box
Paradise Chilled

sunrise winter sportsSnow in Sunrise? Really? A South Florida group is pitching to develop a giant winter-themed entertainment complex — part of it chilled to about 31 degrees Fahrenheit — to offer skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating and other sports. Ski trails at least 2,700 feet long would feature moguls and ski lifts.

» More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Tampa Bay Lightning fans celebrate Stanley Cup win at Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning fans celebrate Stanley Cup win at Amalie Arena

The Stanley Cup is coming back to Tampa Bay for the second time in franchise history and fans were at Amalie Arena and Thunder Alley to celebrate their team's win in game 6 against the Dallas Stars.

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