October 16, 2019

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Credit unions go shopping

Florida leads the nation in the number of banks purchased by credit unions. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Florida's Neptune Flood Insurance: the FEMA alternative

Relying on analytics and algorithms, Neptune Flood Insurance provides flood insurance quotes in less than 2 minutes. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Mayo Clinic plans multimillion-dollar proton therapy center in Jacksonville

The Mayo Clinic plans to build a $233-million, 140,000-sq.-ft. cancer care center in Jacksonville Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Palm Beach County benefits from 2017 federal tax cut

Around 2013, as high-tax northern states elected to ding their residents for more taxes, the Palm Beach County Business Development Board began knocking on the doors of financiers Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Healthier snacks from Windmere investment fund KEEN Growth Capital

After graduating from Rutgers College of Pharmacy in 1991, Jerry Bello launched a company called IntraCare in New Jersey. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Jax Federal's new CEO Joe Nowland talks expansion strategy

This month, Jax Federal Credit Union will open its ninth location in Northeast Florida after acquiring and renovating a vacant bank-branch building in Jacksonville's Southside. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Six things to know about the U.S. Census and Florida

The once-every-decade count has high-stakes implications for the state. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

The Cannabis Crowd

The first five companies that received medical marijuana licenses got a considerable head start. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Marijuana in Florida: This Bud's for Us

Headed by Wall Streeters and MBAs and backed by deep-pocketed investor funds, more than 20 companies are fighting for dominance in the era of Big Pot ushered in by voters. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

A Better Place

People often ask me what my role as publisher of Florida Trend entails. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Teaching, Anyone?

Efforts to expand the teaching labor supply in Florida aren't working. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Kristen "Brent" Venable will head the robotics program at UWF

Kristen "Brent" Venable has been appointed inaugural director of the Intelligent Systems and Robotics program for the University of West Florida and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Orlando's co-working expansion takes off

Downtown Orlando is seeing an explosion of co-working space. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Morphogenesis is working on an anti-cancer vaccine

Tampa-based Morphogenesis is working on a vaccine that would identify cancer cells... Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Florida International University's ATOM think tank

Leading the organization is Karlene C. Cousins, an attorney who has a master's in computer-based management information systems and a doctorate in business administration. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Florida's Deli Revival

For all the complaints about the death of old-school New York-style delis in the state, there is a revival in monster $13 sandwiches of pastrami and corned beef, bowtie pasta and kasha across Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Writer Randy Wayne White is a Florida Icon

The creator of the Doc Ford series of novels shares his view on writing, baseball and getting stabbed. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Miami-Dade's largest accounting firms plan for tech changes

Accounting firms are adjusting as new tech takes over some traditional tasks. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Fort Lauderdale CPA Soneet Kapila is a numbers sleuth

Fort Lauderdale CPA Soneet Kapila got his introduction to forensic accounting in the mid- 1980s... Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Growth Engine: Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union has grown from a call center to an economic powerhouse. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Florida A&M creates 3-D printed human cornea cells

Research by Florida A&M University pharmaceutics professor Mandip Sachdeva has led to the creation of a device that allows the 3-D printing of human cornea cells. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Financing Florida's clean energy upgrades for homeowners

In 2010, the Legislature passed a law allowing cities and counties to implement a new type of financing program to help homeowners pay for clean energy upgrades. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Cheryl Miller makes history as first woman CEO of publicly traded auto retailer

Auto retailer AutoNation promoted CFO Cheryl Miller to CEO and president, making AutoNaion the largest Florida company with a woman CEO. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Oil drilling in the Everglades

An appellate ruling clears the way for a company to drill in the Everglades, but obstacles remain. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

UF's vet school's new canine cardiac care program

This fall, the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine will launch a training program... Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

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Trial vaccine wipes out breast cancer in Florida patient
Trial vaccine wipes out breast cancer in Florida patient

Florida resident Lee Mercker became the first patient to participate in a clinical trial for a new breast cancer vaccine at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, after being diagnosed in March with early-stages of the disease. The vaccine has reportedly removed cancer cells.

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