October 22, 2020

Press Release

Hertz Announces New Chief Accounting Officer

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: HTZ), a global leader in car rental, today announced that Alexandra (Alex) Brooks has been appointed to Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective November 1, 2020.... Read more »
Published on 10/22/2020

FSU Panama City to offer free tuition to Florida students with family incomes of $50,000 or less

Florida State University Panama City announced a new scholarship program today that will provide tuition free education for qualified Northwest Florida students with combined family and student income of $50,000... Read more »
Published on 10/21/2020

FLAG Credit Union Awarded CU of the Year by League of Southeastern Credit Unions

Tallahassee, FL– FLAG Credit Union has been named 2019-2020 Credit Union of the Year by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions for credit unions up to $100M in assets. FLAG... Read more »
Published on 10/20/2020

Important Solar Tax Credits for Businesses Will Be Cut in Half by 2022

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) – Barrette Outdoor Living, the leading North American supplier of exterior home products, demonstrated its committed to being environmentally responsible with the recent unveiling of its new rooftop solar... Read more »
Published on 10/20/2020

Visit Tampa Bay Surpasses $30M in Tourist Development Collections Despite Challenging Year for Tourism

Tampa, FL. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Visit Tampa Bay closes out an unprecedented fiscal year as Hillsborough County reached $30M in Tourist Development collections, a 14 percent decrease versus prior year.  The September collections... Read more »
Published on 10/20/2020

Gunster adds Joe Jacquot, former General Counsel to Governor DeSantis, to business litigation practice

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2020) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce Joe Jacquot has joined the firm as... Read more »
Published on 10/19/2020

South Florida's Franklin Academy Earns International Education Accolade

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– From Palm Beach Gardens to Pembroke Pines, Franklin Academy students, ages five to 18, have found success at state curricula and an ability to thrive in the... Read more »
Published on 10/16/2020

Fall seasonal items from TooJay's Deli return

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.– As the Fall season is in full swing, although it doesn’t feel like it, Toojay’s Deli is delighting guests with the return of seasonal fan-favorite menu... Read more »
Published on 10/16/2020

Corporate Tax Rate Report

With some companies getting tax relief through the CARES Act this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its latest Corporate Tax Rate Report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of... Read more »
Published on 10/16/2020

Florida auto-industry leader Manuel Villamanan has died

Manuel “Manolo” Villamanan, who capped a four-decades long career in the auto-industry, died on October 12. He was 85 years old. Read more »
Published on 10/14/2020

UF discusses AI University initiative in national panel

Discussing artificial intelligence (AI) and the role higher education can play in shaping its impact, University of Florida leaders presented to a national audience Oct. 7 Read more »
Published on 10/13/2020

UF/IFAS Extension reaches out to farmworkers to address COVID-19

UF/IFAS Extension experts are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic. Read more »
Published on 10/9/2020

Amelia Island Named Top 10 U.S. Island by Condé Nast Traveler Readers

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2020) – Amelia Island, Florida has once again found itself on familiar footing, ranked among the Top 10 U.S. Islands by the readers of Condé... Read more »
Published on 10/6/2020

Public Notice: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Provides Update about Voter Registration in Florida

Today, following a meeting with Governor Ron DeSantis, Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued a directive to re-open Florida’s voter registration deadline to participate in the November 3rd General Election... Read more »
Published on 10/6/2020

UNF Poll Finds Biden Leading in Florida Presidential Race

The PORL at the UNF released a new poll comprised of likely Florida voters showing former Vice President Joe Biden as the frontrunner in the ongoing presidential race. Read more »
Published on 10/6/2020

Commissioner Nikki Fried Appoints Roxey Nelson to Florida Commission on the Status of Women

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet, announced her appointment of Roxey C. Nelson of St. Petersburg, Florida to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Nelson... Read more »
Published on 10/5/2020

USF researcher applying method used to track Ebola's trajectory to COVID-19

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2020) - A University of South Florida researcher is involved in a new study to determine what caused SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) to rapidly spread across Asia, and then... Read more »
Published on 10/5/2020

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Shark Allies Support Signing of Shark Fin Trade Legislation in Florida

Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Florida– Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law the bill that bans the importation of shark fins into Florida and closes loopholes that enabled the illegal shark... Read more »
Published on 10/5/2020

Florida Will Be the 4th Worst-Represented State on Election Day

With WalletHub’s National Voter Representation Index at 87 percent and very different demographic groups supporting Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report examining the States... Read more »
Published on 10/5/2020

Bradenton Area EDC to promote sports performance industry with Netherlands

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. has signed an agreement with Orange Sports Forum Foundation – the national body for sports and sports business development in The Netherlands – to... Read more »
Published on 10/5/2020

UCF Graduate Students Land NASA Awards to Recreate the Conditions Found on Asteroids and Comets in a Lab

ORLANDO, Oct. 5, 2020 – Two UCF physics students just landed two NASA awards that are giving the pair the opportunity to recreate the harsh cosmic conditions found on asteroids and comets... Read more »
Published on 10/5/2020

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Wins 2020 Tampa Bay Marketer of the Year Award

The American Marketing Association has selected the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s Selmon Extension Campaign as the winner of the 2020 Marketer of the Year in B2B Marketing. The AMA Tampa... Read more »
Published on 9/30/2020

Walmart Opens Supply Chain Training Academy in Winter Haven

Today, the Walmart Distribution Center in Winter Haven celebrated the grand opening and first graduating class of the new Walmart Supply Chain Training Academy, created specifically to help distribution center... Read more »
Published on 9/30/2020

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is the Focus of Pasco Tax Collector's Office in October

During the month of October, the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation will be the featured charitable giving organization at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office. The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation’s main... Read more »
Published on 9/30/2020

“Playing God With Insects” to be released on October 6th

Steven Grabo, a current resident of Florida’s Gulf Coast is better known for his antics with American Idol Underground winners The Misplaced Comedy Group, will be releasing his 3rd solo... Read more »
Published on 9/30/2020

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