March 29, 2020

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Publix offering rent relief in Publix-owned shopping centers

Publix is offering rent relief to businesses operating in Publix-owned shopping centers that have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The relief package includes waiving rent for two months, as... Read more »
Published on 3/29/2020

Free oil changes for healthcare workers

Auto repair shop Elite Motor Works is providing free oil changes and free safety evaluations for healthcare workers during this crisis. We see how hard the healthcare workers are working... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2020

More men more problems? Not necessarily, FSU study finds

Men are more prone to competitive risk taking and violent behavior, so what happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population?   According... Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Embry-Riddle Expands Free, For-Credit Online Courses for Florida and Arizona High School Students

All high school junior and senior students across Florida and Arizona are being offered a slate of free, for-credit online courses through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — the world’s leading aviation... Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Wild Florida to keep drive-thru safari park open for guests

 In the interest of public safety and to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19, Wild Florida Airboat, Gator & Drive-thru Safari Park will not completely close, but alter some... Read more »
Published on 3/24/2020

Tech Data to Appeal French Competition Authority's Antitrust Decision

Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced it disagrees with and will be appealing the findings and legal reasoning of the French Competition Authority (FCA) in its decision against Tech Data. The... Read more »
Published on 3/24/2020

Lazydays Named No. 1 RV Dealer in Florida

 Lazydays, The RV Authority® and world's largest RV dealership, has been ranked as the No. 1 RV dealer in Florida across multiple categories. The annual rankings are compiled and published by Statistical Surveys, Inc.,... Read more »
Published on 3/24/2020

PODS® HELPS COLLEGE STUDENTS DISPLACED BY CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

As the world faces a period of uncertainty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, PODS Enterprises, LLC today announced its commitment to helping college students who are leaving campuses mid-semester as a... Read more »
Published on 3/24/2020

12 medical centers form brain tumor research collaborative

Twelve institutions across the United States and Canada formed a collaborative designed to improve long-term survival and quality of life for patients with malignant brain tumors. University of Florida Health will lead... Read more »
Published on 3/23/2020

Embry-Riddle Offers Free Online Courses for K-12 Students

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With K-12 schools closing across the country, the world’s premier aviation institution – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – has ramped up free online course offerings on topics ranging from... Read more »
Published on 3/19/2020

COVID-19 impact on Florida's hotel industry

JOBS LOST IN FLORIDA HOTEL INDUSTRY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Read more »
Published on 3/19/2020

University of Florida continues to make gains in U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings

The University of Florida continues its upward momentum with 44 graduate programs ranked in the top 20 among public universities, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best... Read more »
Published on 3/18/2020

Simplicity Esports and Gaming company announces investment by Triton Funds, the largest student-run fund in the U.S.

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (OTCQB: WINR) (“Simplicity Esports”), an established brand within the esports industry, owner and manager of multiple esports teams, including Flamengo Esports, and an operator of... Read more »
Published on 3/18/2020

Top hotel CEOs seek urgent assistance to keep hotels from shuttering

Hotel leaders attend White House meeting to discuss solutions to protect millions of employees from losing jobs Read more »
Published on 3/17/2020

CMS Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation a national emergency.   This bold action enables the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to waive certain... Read more »
Published on 3/17/2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of... Read more »
Published on 3/17/2020

Florida Drivers Finding Gas Prices Below $2 a Gallon

Florida drivers are beginning to find gas prices below $2 a gallon in many markets. According to AAA, 11% percent of Florida filling stations have sub-$2 gasoline. That number is sure... Read more »
Published on 3/16/2020

Third-year UM law student takes aim at human trafficking

The number hit Caitlyn Burnitis like a ton of bricks, bringing her close to tears.  Human trafficking, she learned, ensnares more than 24 million victims worldwide, many of them children... Read more »
Published on 3/12/2020

Stonehill Selected As the 2019 United States Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year

The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded Stonehill with the 2019 Emerging Business of the Year Award.  The award recognizes a start-up company that has attained outstanding business achievement... Read more »
Published on 3/12/2020

Tupperware Appoints Miguel Fernandez as Chief Executive Officer

upperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Miguel Fernandez as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 6, 2020. Mr. Fernandez is the former Global President of... Read more »
Published on 3/12/2020

USF Breaks Ground on New Research Park Innovation Building

A new, state-of-the-art facility in the University of South Florida Research Park will bring together researchers, patent officers, entrepreneurs, financial investors and corporations to enhance technology commercialization and the Tampa... Read more »
Published on 3/11/2020

Attorney General Moody Activates Price Gouging Hotline

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Following Executive Order 20-52, Attorney General Ashley Moody today activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for all consumers in the state. The opening of the hotline comes as Governor Ron... Read more »
Published on 3/11/2020

Florida Blue Increasing Access to Health Care Services to Aid in Coronavirus Treatment

Florida Blue, the state's leading health insurer, is announcing coverage updates in an effort to combat the spread and impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state of Florida. Florida Blue... Read more »
Published on 3/9/2020

Florida Among Top States for Auto Glass Claims

Recent insurance industry data places Florida as second in the nation for auto glass claims, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).  "Auto glass claims have increased 52 percent over the last five years in Florida,... Read more »
Published on 3/9/2020

Bacardi USA Donates $5 Million to Florida International University

Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has announced a $5 million gift from Bacardi USA dedicated to a new and unique educational program tailored for the spirits industry. The gift will create... Read more »
Published on 3/4/2020

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