October 16, 2019


Florida Community Bank fuels Synovus' Florida growth

Synovus buys Florida Community Bank to move into South Florida. Plus, business briefs for Southeast Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2018

Shopping Route: VuPulse Speeds Online Shopping

Boca Raton-based VuPulse's marketing platform that analyzes consumer preferences and speeds consumers via “intelligent customer routing” to their preferred place online to shop. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2018

Kid friendly: South Florida hospitals are bucking the national trend on pediatric centers

For years, pediatric units have been money losers for hospitals... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

Flying High

Eyeing the end of his military pilot career, fighter jock Rob Ceravolo had a choice... Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

New Model: A new approach to 'continuing care' living does away with buy-ins.

Two distinguishing features of Florida's higher-ed system laid much of the groundwork for the current success... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2018

Good Call: Broward Non-Profit Trains People with Disabilities

Non-profit Arc Broward, a service provider to 1,200 children and adults with disabilities, uses a market-driven approach to help those with disabilities become employable. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2018

Southeast Florida: In 2018, economic strengths and challenges, people to watch

Fort Lauderdale earns two thumbs down on public health and transportation but a thumbs up on downtown redevelopment. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Managing Custody With an App

A divorced dad wanted to make post-split responsibilities less contentious. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Sending a signal: Aluma's mobile towers and antennas travel the world

Decades ago, an antenna salesman asked Vero Beach-based Aluma Tower, which made towers for ham radio operators and TV antennas... Read more »
Published on 1/26/2018

Sixt success: Fort Lauderdale lands Sixt headquarters

Fort Lauderdale lands the German rental car company's U.S. headquarters. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

Florida's Treasure Coast blazes a spirit, wine and ales trail

Breweries, wineries and distilleries line a Treasure Coast trek. Neddy, “The Swimmer” in the John Cheever short story, crosses a suburban New York county by swimming from estate pool to pool, drinking booze as he goes. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2017

Evolving: Fort Lauderdale's beach strip is remade again

Some 30 years ago, investor, restaurateur and bar owner A.J. Yaari bought into Fort Lauderdale beach. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2017

Under water: Shrimp farmer faces a big problem

Aquaculture farmers may work with water instead of dirt, but that doesn't mean they don't have a tough row to hoe. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Rice paddy fields of Florida

The Everglades farming area, long synonymous with sugar cane and winter vegetables, has seen a rise in planting in an obscure niche: Rice paddies. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

A tale of two schools

Palm Beach County boasts two schools founded and supported by local billionaires. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2017

Urban sprawl: Urban living makes its way into the suburbs

“In a lot of ways, Sunrise is falling in that national trend of ‘surban' — urban but in the suburbs...” Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Flight risk: President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago shifts air traffic

President Trump's frequent visits to Palm Beach and consequent federal restrictions on general aviation... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Long range plan: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission opens a shooting range

In 2004, Palm Beach County paid $60 million for 1,900-acre Mecca Farms, citrus grove land near Palm Beach Gardens, to house the future home of Scripps Florida and the biotech cluster of businesses that bio-boosters envisioned in recruiting Scripps. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Southeast Florida: A building boom

Fort Lauderdale's Brightline rail station is being complete; Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is undergoing a $295-million expansion; and new luxury apartments, hotels and retailers are moving in. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Eye in the sky: Scott Adams offers airborne intelligence

Entrepreneur Scott Adams' new venture involves airborne intelligence. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

‘Corrupt trough' – The North Broward Health District hits a low

n the last 18 months, the long-corrupt, long-dysfunctional, taxpayer-supported North Broward Health District hospital system, which now goes by the name Broward Health, set new marks for trouble. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

Growing pains: With development has come protest

For a sign of the growth downtown Boca Raton has seen, look to the rise of local opposition. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

iVox Solutions relocating to Port St. Lucie

Move fuels job growth Read more »
Published on 12/12/2016

Building on tradition: Port St. Lucie hopes a renovated baseball stadium will be a hit

Port St. Lucie is hoping a renovated stadium will be a hit with baseball fans. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Getting a logistics boost in Jacksonville

The promise of a new 800,000-sq.-ft. Amazon facility is significant because in a city that touts itself as a logistics center... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

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