July 18, 2019

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What you need to know about Florida today

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Florida’s next governor plans swift action once in office

When Ron DeSantis becomes Florida’s next governor, he will continue a two-decade tradition of Republican control that has emphasized tax cuts, the growth of school voucher programs, and a deep skepticism about expanding the state’s health care safety net. But DeSantis is not expected to be a carbon copy of past GOP governors when he assumes office Tuesday. More from the AP.

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Sales and Marketing Advice
You talkin' to me?

Connecting on the same wavelength is much more than rushing to get buyers to the cash register. There are a lot of things that are all too easy to lose sight of in business, such as, “Why are we doing this?” And just as important, “Who are we doing it for?” Read Ron Stein's full column here.

Tampa tech company offers solutions to counter drones, a growing threat

From the FBI to the military leaders, security officials are increasingly concerned about the weaponization of drones. One Tampa company is offering solutions. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

Ugly year for stocks proved even worse for South Florida-based companies

The market gyrations of 2018’s final weeks put an exclamation mark on a down year for U.S. stocks. South Florida-based publicly traded companies suffered in the process. Of the nearly four-dozen publicly traded companies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, less than one-third ended 2018 showing net gains in share price. More from the Miami Herald.

Florida Supreme Court poised for conservative makeover

The Florida Supreme Court is about to undergo a sweeping change that could lead to liberal rulings on issues ranging from abortion to business regulations and protections for workers to gun rights being overturned. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

Tourism Trends
CNN selects Space Coast as one of top worldwide spots to visit in 2019

 The setting where humans were launched to the moon and saw the scientific exploration of the stars become a historical reality has been selected as one of the top 19 places - and only Florida location - to visit in 2019 by CNN Travel. The international list - curated by the news network's travel editors - puts the Space Coast in the company of destination luminaries like the Grand Canyon National Park, the African nations of Ghana and Egypt, along with Hawaii and Japan. The reason: space travel.

» More from Florida Today.


Florida 500
Bill West

floridaBill West, President & CEO of Bank of Tampa tells us, “There is a lot of change taking place in banking, which provides both opportunities and challenges."

» Read more from Florida 500.

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The Skyway Bridge Disaster documentary
The Skyway Bridge Disaster documentary

Tampa Theatre will host the premiere of the new documentary, The Skyway Bridge Disaster, about the deaths of 35 people in the freighter crash that collapsed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in May 1980.

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