July 25, 2021

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Research shows vaccination rate must double to slow transmission of COVID-19

New data provided by USF shows that there's been a 70 percent drop in the rate of people getting vaccinated in Hillsborough County... Read more »
Published on 7/23/2021

Gov. DeSantis announces $270 million in investments to improve student literacy

Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of House Bill 3 and announced $270 million in literacy initiatives throughout the state. Read more »
Published on 7/22/2021

Alachua Conservation Trust's Santa Fe River Preserve Expands to 1,067 Acres

Gainesville, Florida – Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce the completion of a 133-acre addition to its Santa Fe River Preserve. The Preserve, tucked against the northern portion... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

Veterans Florida, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Partner to Create SkillBridge Internship

[Tallahassee, FL] - Veterans Florida has partnered with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to create state agency internships for separating or retiring active-duty servicemembers under the U.S. Department... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

Punta Gorda Airport Wins FDOT's 2021 Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year

PUNTA GORDA, FL (July 20, 2021) – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently named PGD’s Runway 15-33 Rehab & Extension its 2021 Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year. The honor... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

Beacon College Announces Lineup for “A World of Difference” Season 2

LEESBURG, Fla. (July 20, 2021) – “A World of Difference,” a television series produced by Beacon College, will begin airing its second season this August. Season 2 will feature recipients of the... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

First Lady Casey DeSantis announces expanded Hope for Healing website, expansion of Hope Ambassadors

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced an expanded Hope for Healing website that makes it easier for Floridians to access help for mental health and substance abuse.... Read more »
Published on 7/15/2021

Local Surgeon, SMH Testing Motion-Preserving Alternatives to Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is generally considered the “gold standard” in the surgical treatment of low-back pain and neck pain with arm pain; however, fusion surgery is often associated with accelerated degeneration... Read more »
Published on 7/15/2021

Registration for Virtual 2021 Human Trafficking Summit Now Open

Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced that registration for the 2021 Human Trafficking Summit is now open. The summit brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2021

Attorneys Ellen Morris and Howard Krooks Selected by Peers and Recognized as Florida Super Lawyers

Elder Law Associates PA, headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. with three other locations in South Florida and one location in Rye Brook, New York, announced that its partners, Ellen S. Morris,... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2021

Florida Python Challenge® kicks off with new $10,000 award

The Florida Python Challenge® kicks off today and this year participants have a shot at winning $10,000! To date, more than 450 people have signed up to for the competition to remove... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2021

FTC Charges Two Florida-based Companies with Helping Student Debt Relief Scammers

Two Florida companies and their CEO will be permanently barred from offering payment-processing services to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they aided a criminal student debt relief scam that... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2021

FSU selects recognized national leader in digital health as new dean of the College of Nursing

Florida State University Provost Sally McRorie has announced Jing Wang as the new dean of the College of Nursing. She will start the role Aug. 16, 2021. Wang, an interdisciplinary... Read more »
Published on 7/12/2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Urges Swift Approval of Florida's Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

Nearly eight months ago, under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida submitted its Section 804 Importation Proposal (SIP) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for our state’s... Read more »
Published on 7/12/2021

Landscape Fertilizer Ban in Effect through February within Alachua County

Alachua County's landscape fertilizer regulations prohibit the use of landscape fertilizers with nitrogen from July through February... Read more »
Published on 7/9/2021

It's getting harder to save for a down payment

Flexible work arrangements and low mortgage rates can help first-time buyers overcome down payment difficulties Read more »
Published on 7/9/2021

Polk State President Falconetti inducted as Chair of Florida College System Council of Presidents

Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti was inducted in June as Chair of the Florida College System Council of Presidents for 2021-2022. The Council of Presidents (COP) is comprised... Read more »
Published on 7/7/2021

2021's Most & Least Energy-Expensive States

With residential electricity use projected to increase by 2.8% this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021's Most & Least Energy-Expensive States, as well as accompanying videos and expert... Read more »
Published on 7/7/2021

Volunteers in Medicine Honors Eight Women with Heart at Sixth Annual Signature Event on February 2

Jacksonville, Florida – On Wednesday, February 2, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) will host the Sixth Annual Women with Heart Luncheon at the Florida Blue Conference Center. Eight women will be... Read more »
Published on 7/7/2021

Florida's Top Ten Takeaways from COVID Education Innovation

As Florida educators and families reflect on this challenging school year and think about the academic year fast approaching, there are two clear takeaways: Most kids do better with in-person... Read more »
Published on 7/6/2021

How Businesses Can Benefit from Internet Marketing

Internet marketing is the use of web-based channels to promote a company’s brand and its products and services. It aims to target existing as well as potential customers of a... Read more »
Published on 6/30/2021

Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson to discuss 2021 legislative sessions and beyond

Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson will discuss the regular and special sessions of the 2021 Florida Legislature during the Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting July 16 at noon at the... Read more »
Published on 6/30/2021

Ready for a New Career? The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is HIRING!

Visit our JOB FAIR Thursday, July 1 between 10AM – 2 PMto meet with hiring managers and find your next great opportunity!  We are hiring for all positions, including: ServersBartendersCooksHousekeepersReservationistsNight AuditReceptionistsLaundry... Read more »
Published on 6/30/2021

The University of Tampa Board of Fellows Scholarship Endowment Fund Exceeds $1 Million Dollars

The University of Tampa Board of Fellows announced today that its Scholarship Endowment Fund has grown to over $1 million through the generous support of the Board members, both present... Read more »
Published on 6/30/2021

Innovative Bladeless Electron-Beam Therapy Coming to Tampa for Skin Cancer Treatment

Traditional treatment for skin cancer – the country’s most prevalent kind of cancer – often involves surgery, which can cause deformity, significant pain, long recovery periods, scarring and discontinuation of... Read more »
Published on 6/30/2021

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How Miami tech took a giant leap forward during the pandemic
How Miami tech took a giant leap forward during the pandemic

Amid a pandemic-fueled remote-working boom — and building on a foundation years in the making — Miami is now being positioned as the next major tech hub. Here's how it got to this point — and what it means for the rest of us.

 

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