October 17, 2021

Southwest

Energy Harness' fixture uses UV light to kill airborne pathogens

The fixture, which underwent testing at Florida Gulf Coast University, works by exposing indoor air to a large dose of high-energy UV-C light as the air passes through the device. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2021

Florida Poly researcher uses digital tech to help plastic surgeons perform better nose jobs

Along with his team of students, Oguzhan Topsakal, an assistant professor of computer science, has created a 3-D modeling tool... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens begins its expansion

At times, the relationship between Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and its surrounding neighborhood has been contentious... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

'Life's Rewards,' an eight-episode series on Amazon Prime, YouTube and GoUSA TV, films at Don CeSar Resort

'Life's Rewards' tells the story of a well-off New Yorker named Dan who loses his money but, thanks to hotel points he'd accumulated, finds refuge at the Don CeSar Resort in St. Pete Beach. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Brick Street Farms grows hydroponic lettuces in converted shipping containers

Shannon O'Malley says it was easy to tend a vegetable garden in Pittsburgh, where she grew up... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

TGH and USF Health team offer minimally invasive alternative for surgical treatment of uterine fibroids

The Acessa procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative to hysterectomy for women who have symptomatic fibroids Read more »
Published on 5/25/2021

One-Year Anniversary of Pandemic Is Remembered Through Giving Back and Humanitarian Efforts From It Works!

The It Works! "Gives Back Foundation" Encourages Entrepreneurs and Distributors to Give Back During This Critical Time for as Little as $1 to Make a Difference. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2021

Construction underway for 334 - St. Petersburg's tallest building

Located at 334 Second St. S., the 24-story, 220-residential building in downtown St. Petersburg will be named 334. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Caloosahatchee Connect pipeline project benefits water quality

Fort Myers and Cape Coral are embarking on a joint project intended to help both cities. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2021

Keith Overton and Paul Teutul Sr. plan motorcycle-themed restaurant in Pinellas Park

Keith Overton, a former president of the TradeWinds resort in St. Pete Beach, and Paul Teutul Sr., a motorcycle maker and co-star of the American Chopper... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Five years later, Tampa's Water Street projects nearing completion

About 5 million square feet of residential, hospitality, office, retail and educational space in downtown Tampa — is nearly complete. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Southwest Florida's economic forecast for 2021

Regional business leaders talk about the outlook for the year ahead, plus demographics and statistics Read more »
Published on 12/30/2020

Florida Poly launches state's first undergraduate health engineering program

Students with a love of STEM and an interest in health care can prepare for a career that prioritizes both with Florida Polytechnic University's new Health Systems Engineering program Read more »
Published on 12/1/2020

State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota converts former library into Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation

State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota is working with local companies and economic developers to address workforce needs in the tech sector. Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

Southwest

Consisting of just three counties, Florida's Southwest is the state's smallest region by land size, but it carries a powerful punch. Read more »
Published on 10/30/2020

Denise Vidal hit the ground running as head of Lee County Electric Cooperative

When Denise Vidal became executive vice president and CEO of the Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) last year... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

Private insurers are flooding the market

Tampa Bay has become a jumping-off point for analytics-driven flood insurance companies looking to go national. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2020

PODS founder develops new 'fetchable storage' concept

When Pete Warhurst founded PODS in 1998, he hit on a portable-storage innovation that has since become commonplace. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2020

Estero-based Hertz filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Estero-based Hertz, which moved its headquarters to Florida six years ago on the promise of more than $12 million in state incentives... Read more »
Published on 6/25/2020

How Southwest Florida businesses are coping during the coronavirus pandemic

3 Daughters Brewing CEO Mike Harting was an early voice in calling on the government to focus its stimulus efforts on small businesses Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Zak Miller creates phone app to help count the homeless

When the founder and CEO of Hyperion Data learned how data designed to count the homeless population was collected... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Tampa General Hospital's new organ donation equipment

Tampa General Hospital has started using new equipment that enables donor hearts, lungs and livers to be transported at body temperature rather than chilled and transported in coolers. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2020

Moffitt Cancer Center doctor asks Ringling students to use VR to aid patients

Dr. Sarah Hoffe, who heads Moffitt Cancer Center's gastrointestinal radiation oncology section, is well schooled in treating cancer... Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

Southwest Florida - Red tide, higher ed, transportation

Says Garrett Richter, President / CEO First Florida Integrity Bank, Naples: “Our outlook at First Florida Integrity Bank in 2020 is positive Read more »
Published on 12/26/2019

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens $92-million expansion plan scrapped

An expansion plan that would have doubled Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' green space Read more »
Published on 11/26/2019

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Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa
Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa

The push for protection against COVID-19 is moving past humans and into the animal world. From lions and tigers in Washington, D.C., to gorillas in Atlanta and a ferret in South Florida, several animals across the country have tested positive for the virus. ZooTampa at Lowry Park says it hasn't had any animals test positive but is getting ahead of the game by beginning to vaccinate animals that have been identified as most susceptible to COVID.

 

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