June 4, 2023

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Florida TaxWatch President/CEO Dominic M. Calabro's statement on Gov. DeSantis Signing Tax Relief Package, Upcoming Sales Tax Holidays

Tallahassee, Fla. – The statement below, to be attributed to Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro, pertains to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signage of HB 7063: Taxation, the state’s tax relief package, and the... Read more »
Published on 5/25/2023

Black Dog Venture Partners acquires 20% stake in St. Petersburg based, woman-owned music discovery platform Giggidy

Black Dog Venture Partners announced that it has acquired a 20% stake in St. Petersburg-based Music Discovery Platform Giggidy (Giggidylive.com). Scott Kelly, BDVP's CEO will become interim CEO and Chairman of the Board. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2023

Attorney General Moody Launches Helping Heroes To Provide Free Naloxone To Florida First Responders Now Through 2033

On National Fentanyl Awareness Day, Attorney General Ashley Moody is launching a new program to help fight the national opioid crisis. Flanked by first responders in Clearwater today, Attorney General... Read more »
Published on 5/10/2023

South Florida Resident Launches Fresh Healthier Food Options for Your Furry Friends

A local company Totus Pet Food is making it easy and convenient for dog owners to provide healthy fresh food for their dogs. Totus Pet Food's personalized subscription plan offers a unique blend of quality meats that are dog friendly combined with nourishing and wholesome fruits and vegetables to promote healthier, longer lives for dogs. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2023

Governor Ron DeSantis Cracks Down on Communist China

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor DeSantis signed three bills to counteract the malign influence of the Chinese Communist Party in the state of Florida. Last year, Governor DeSantis called on the... Read more »
Published on 5/8/2023

Saint Leo University to Graduate More Than 1,300 Students in 2 Ceremonies at Florida State Fairgrounds on May 13

ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University’s graduates will hear from a world-famous restaurateur/philanthropist and an ESPN/MLB Network analyst during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, at the Florida State Fairgrounds,... Read more »
Published on 5/5/2023

Flowers and greeting cards remain top mom-mentos this Mother's Day as Floridians plan to spend more this year

Tallahassee, FL – Florida moms can expect a thoughtful Mother's Day this year as shoppers plan to spend even more on gifts and celebrations. According to a survey released by the National... Read more »
Published on 5/3/2023

Another Milestone Achieved in Ambitious Plan to Create Permanent Wildlife Corridor, Protect Hobe Sound Character

Hobe Sound, Fla. – An innovative and ambitious plan to create a permanently protected ecological corridor in south Martin County between the Loxahatchee and St. Lucie rivers is poised to grow with a... Read more »
Published on 5/3/2023

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announces application period open for Black Business Loan Program Administrators

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the opening of the application period for Loan Program Administrators to apply for the Black Business Loan Program (BBLP)... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2023

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Inductees

TAMPA, Fla (May 1, 2023) – Ten Florida inventors inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame demonstrate that a personal drive to improve the human condition is a powerful... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2023

Report: Florida ranks #5 among the worst states for mental health care

Over 50 million Americans have a mental illness, but more than half (55%) of adults with a mental illness don’t receive treatment.  In some states, accessing mental health care may... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2023

Southeastern Grocers Urges Customers to Take Action During National Hurricane Preparedness Week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is encouraging customers to begin preparing for natural disasters this... Read more »
Published on 5/1/2023

Florida Poly research to help expand internet access in Polk County

LAKELAND, Fla. – Work by an interdisciplinary team of Florida Polytechnic University researchers helped Polk County, Florida, officials apply for two grants totaling more than $41.5 million to close the... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2023

Black Law Student Association Honors FAMU Law Community with Spirit of Service Awards

ORLANDO, Fla - In keeping with one of Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law’s longest running traditions, the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Jesse J. McCrary Chapter at FAMU... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2023

Countdown to 32nd annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival ribbon cutting May 16-29

Orlando, FL – The 32nd annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival presented by City Beverages is less than one month away, and Orlando Fringe invites everyone to celebrate the festival’s official opening, Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2023

Brandeis Center Commends Florida Governor and Legislators for Signing HB 269 Into Law

Washington, D.C., April 27: Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and chairman of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights for... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2023

Historic 2023 U.S. Open Polo Championship® closes out record year in Palm Beach County, Florida

WELLINGTON, Fla., (April 26, 2023) – The 2023 U.S. Open Polo Championship® has officially closed out the American high-goal polo season at the USPA National Polo Center (NPC) - Wellington,... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2023

The Pickleball Club secures two new locations for future clubs in Venice and Pinellas Park

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Pickleball Club, a firm founded in 2019 that develops and operates private membership-based high-amenity indoor pickleball facilities throughout Florida, recently secured locations for two new clubs in... Read more »
Published on 4/25/2023

Despite bank failures and increased interest rates Floridian sentiment moves higher

April 4, 2023 — Consumer sentiment in Florida increased for a third month in a row in March to 69.7, up 2 points from a revised figure of 67.7 in February.... Read more »
Published on 4/4/2023

NASA names astronauts to next Moon Mission, first crew under Artemis

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will venture around the Moon on Artemis II, the first crewed mission on NASA’s path to establishing a... Read more »
Published on 4/3/2023

Florida Realtors tech helpline growth extends reach to 750,000 members

 Tech Helpline continues to grow the reach of its tech support services, adding eight more Realtor organizations in North America, including Canada's Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) and seven other US-based Realtor organizations, adding... Read more »
Published on 4/2/2023

John Nicklow Named Next President of Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, FLA. — John Nicklow is the next leader of Florida Institute of Technology. Board of trustees chair Travis Proctor announced today on behalf of the board that Nicklow, president of the University of... Read more »
Published on 4/1/2023

New City Funding Available for St. Petersburg Tree Planting

St. Petersburg, FL (March 24, 2023) - The City of St. Petersburg is offering grants up to $10,000 each to neighborhood and business associations or organizations interested in planting more... Read more »
Published on 3/28/2023

Statement from Florida Policy Institute on the Governor's signing of universal voucher bill

FLORIDA - Florida Policy Institute (FPI) released the following statement from FPI CEO Sadaf Knight after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law legislation (HB 1) creating a universal voucher and education savings... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2023

Florida Power & Light Company, Florida Prepaid College Foundation to Deliver $4.2 Million in College Scholarships to Florida Students

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – The Florida Prepaid College Foundation (FPCF) today announced it is partnering with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to award $4.2 million in college scholarships to students living in... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2023

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