July 15, 2019

Wednesday's Afternoon Update

What you need to know about Florida today

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Growth in Florida and how to manage it

Growth is no stranger to Florida. The state is a magnet for snowbirds, immigrants and sun-seekers. But will too much growth crowd out what people come here for to begin with? Florida Matters tackles the issue of balancing development with protecting the state’s environment and quality of life. Read more and listen to the story at WJCT and WUSF.

Royal Caribbean wants to pay someone to travel the world and post about it to social media

Do you love to travel and share your adventures on social media? Then Royal Caribbean has a job opening for you. The Miami-based cruise line is looking to fill a new position called “Shore Explorer’’ for its United Kingdom operations. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and WSVN.

136,000 expected to visit Miami International Boat Show

When the 78th annual Miami International Boat Show sails into the former Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key Feb. 14, following in its wake will be $53 million in spending by more than 136,000 domestic and international visitors who will generate at least 100,000 hotel room nights during the show’s four-day run, promoters say. More from Miami Today.

State: More than 83,000 votes in Florida were invalid

A new report compiled by Florida officials says more than 83,000 voters didn't cast a valid vote for governor. The combined total of invalid ballots outnumbered Republican Ron DeSantis's margin of victory over Democrat Andrew Gillum by more than 50,000 votes. The race between DeSantis and Gillum was so close that it triggered an automatic statewide recount. More from the AP.

SeaWorld picks Carnival Cruise exec Gus Antorcha for new CEO

SeaWorld Entertainment is hiring an outsider to run the Orlando-based company, which operates 12 theme parks across the country. Gustavo “Gus” Antorcha, previously chief operating officer of Carnival Cruise Lines, will serve as SeaWorld’s new CEO, the company announced Tuesday. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

Office Space
Think law offices are stuffy? One in Davie breaks the mold.

 A rooftop terrace for employees to relax and to hold events. A mock courtroom where lawyers can prepare for trials. These are just some of the design features of the new headquarters being built in Davie for business law firm Kelley Kronenberg. With nine offices throughout South Florida and its leased space in Plantation at capacity, Kelley Kronenberg decided it was time for a new headquarters.

» More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Retail Trends
Sarasota-Manatee’s food courts of the past, present and future

floridaFood courts were not a part of the original shopping mall concept. They started popping up around the early 1970s as people abandoned the downtown shopping areas of the early 20th century in favor of indoor, suburban shopping malls. In today’s retail environment, the idea of bringing in restaurants to complement shopping has been flipped on its head. Shopping and food are now equal draws. In some cases, the food might be even more of a lure than the shopping.

» Read more from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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16-Foot Python Caught in the Florida Everglades
16-Foot Python Caught in the Florida Everglades

A near-record 16-foot Burmese python, along with more than 50 eggs, were removed from under a house in the Florida Everglades earlier this month. 

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