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Monday's Afternoon Update

The best place to retire isn't Florida

While people might expect Florida cities along the coast to be some of the more desirable locations for seniors, the major ones don't make the top 10 because of how much it rains, the humidity and how expensive it can be to live in cities such as Miami. Northeast cities also fare poorly due to cost of living and cold. More from USA Today and see the rankings from Bankrate.

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» How Bankrate picked the best and worst cities to retire
» The worst city to retire in

Florida Small Business
"We Did It!"

A series of success stories from Florida Small businesses, including Kendall Duncan and Angie Frazier, owners of Canine Cabana in Riverview.

» Florida Small Business

Northeast Florida STEM hub moves forward

Business and academic leaders are throwing their support behind the launch of a STEM Hub for Northeast Florida following a forum last month at the University of North Florida that introduced the idea to the community. More at the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Shifting focus and identifying your target audience

With the rapid transformation of communications, it has become increasingly difficult to pinpoint the most effective ways to connect with consumers and stakeholders. More at the Gainesville Business Report.

Gaining skills, graduating with jobs

In the first year of the precision-machining and automation program at Sarasota Technical College, 100 percent of the students graduated with a job or job offer. More at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Small Business Advice
Training is not a cost

Unfortunately, many managers have a hard time seeing the value in training and either provide it reluctantly or not at all. If that is your perception of training, you are likely to consider it a cost that is not worth incurring. More from Jerry Osteryoung.

Sports Business
Engine No. 9

engine no 9 Engine No. 9, a bar and highly regarded burger joint in St. Petersburg, is designated an official Blackhawks bar by the team — the only one outside of Illinois and Wisconsin — and will be hosting Chicago fans again when Game 3 starts tonight.

» More from the Tampa Bay Times