March 24, 2019

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| 10/17/2018

Hurricane aftermath threatens to unleash Florida election chaos

As tens of thousands of voters in Florida’s storm-tossed Panhandle try to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Michael, their communities are grappling with yet another problem — an election season thrown into disarray. One option for Gov. Rick Scott: Use his emergency power to delay state elections. More from Politico and WEAR.

South Florida biotech companies, entrepreneurs win big at BioFlorida conference

South Florida companies and entrepreneurs were big winners at BioFlorida’s annual conference this week in Fort Lauderdale. Among the winners were a Boca Raton company that is making inroads in women’s health products and a Jupiter scientist who founded Scripps Florida’s largest spinoff. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

French steakhouse chain La Boucherie making U.S. debut near Universal Orlando

French casual dining restaurant chain La Boucherie plans to make its American debut in Orlando’s Dr. Phillips neighborhood in November, just blocks from the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

CSX railroad nearly doubles 3Q profit as reforms chug ahead

CSX Corp. hauled in nearly double the profits it reported in last year's third quarter when the railroad was struggling with service problems as it implemented its new operating model. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said Tuesday it earned $894 million, or $1.05 per share, in the quarter. More from the AP and Reuters.

Central Florida symposium to examine effect of tariffs

The Central Florida Development Council, in collaboration with the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, will present a half-day symposium to discuss tariffs and their impact on global trade and local businesses. More from the Lakeland Ledger.

Florida Dining
Jacksonville chef earns top prize in national cooking contest

 Dennis Chan of the Jacksonville’s Blue Bamboo restaurant won the General Mills’ Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest grand prize for his Sunshine State Orange Crunch Cake. Chan won $30,000 for earning the to prize and can also identify a charity to receive $5,000.

» More from the Florida Times-Union.


Florida 500
Mayanne Downs

floridaMayanne Downs, Managing Director and President at GrayRobinson, says: "I hope to see a continued increase in women in partnership and leadership roles within the legal industry."

» Read more at Florida 500.

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Miami's Entourage provides the stage for local artists to shine
Miami's Entourage provides the stage for local artists to shine

Entourage, a program similar to “The Voice” and “America's Got Talent,” provides Miami finalists with a variety of classes that help transform and develop their talent at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City.

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