January 18, 2021

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FPL ends coal-fired power generation in Florida, continuing its efforts to build a cleaner, more resilient and sustainable energy future

After the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, Florida Power & Light Company formally closed its last coal-fired plant in Florida, ending its use of coal in the state while... Read more »
Published on 1/14/2021

Commissioner Nikki Fried Warns Consumers of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

As the state’s consumer protection agency, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried are warning consumers of scams surrounding availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. Joining warnings from the... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2021

FPL envisions a more resilient and sustainable Florida with kickoff of customary base rate setting process for 2022-2025

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today notified the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) that it expects to file a formal request in the coming months... Read more »
Published on 1/12/2021

Northeast Florida's first orthopedic and spine care specialty hospital now open

Northeast Florida’s first specialty hospital dedicated solely to orthopedic and spine care is now open to patients. The Performance Orthopedics and Spine Specialty Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent’s formally opened... Read more »
Published on 1/11/2021

Mohr Capital Acquires Accredo Health Building In Orlando, Florida

Mohr Capital, a Dallas-based privately held real estate investment firm, has acquired a two-story, 78,449-square-foot office building in Lee Vista Business Park, a master-planned business park in Orlando, Florida. Located a mile... Read more »
Published on 1/11/2021

Seafood Products Included in Fifth Round of USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families... Read more »
Published on 1/7/2021

Hoffmanns Acquire Vineyards, Wineries, Assets & Businesses In Augusta, MO

Naples, FL based Hoffmann Family of Companies has quietly acquired assets in Augusta, Missouri. Those assets to date include; the Balducci Winery and Vineyards situated at 6601 Highway 94 on 90 plus... Read more »
Published on 1/7/2021

FSU College of Education launches online master's program in athletic coaching

Florida State University’s College of Education will offer a master’s degree in athletic coaching starting in summer 2021. Housed in FSU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), the primary goal of... Read more »
Published on 1/6/2021

2020 ends with slight uptick in Florida's consumer confidence; 2021 uncertainty looms

Consumer confidence among Floridians ticked up 1.1 points in December to 82.2 from November’s revised figure of 81.1 though consumer sentiment ends 2020 far below the levels recorded before the... Read more »
Published on 1/6/2021

Commissioner Nikki Fried & Office of Energy release Florida Electric Vehicle Roadmap

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Office of Energy in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released the Florida Electric Vehicle (EV) Roadmap. The Florida EV Roadmap is the first comprehensive investigation into the... Read more »
Published on 1/5/2021

Fort Lauderdale based company provides a solution to keep areas safe

Ozone Professionals President Larry Van Dusseldorp now has available an Italian Manufactured machine which is a portable, commercial grade solution to Killing the Covid-19 Virus. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2021

UF awarded NASA contract to build space exploration device

NASA has awarded the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Charge Management Device (CMD) contract to the University of Florida, Gainesville. The total value of this cost-no-fee contract is $12,582,356.00. The... Read more »
Published on 12/23/2020

Babcock Ranch Surpasses 1,000 Homes Sold Milestone: Solar-powered Town Reports More Than 500 New Home Contracts In 2020

Kitson & Partners announced Babcock Ranch has surpassed the 1,000 homes sold milestone, with 505 year-to-date contracts at America’s first solar-powered town located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock... Read more »
Published on 12/15/2020

USF Federal Credit Union Donates $25,000 to Florida Hospitals

Continuing its mission to give back to the communities it serves, USF Federal Credit Union (USF FCU) is donating $25,000 to hospitals in West Central Florida for much-needed supplies and equipment. "We... Read more »
Published on 12/14/2020

Florida Is 2020's Most Vulnerable State to Identity Theft & Fraud

With businesses such as Marriott and Nintendo experiencing data breaches this year but the number of breaches down from 2019, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

Saint Leo University Opens Tampa Location in Berriman-Morgan Cigar Factory

TAMPA – The oldest Catholic university in Florida is now calling a historic West Tampa cigar factory home for its Tampa operations. Saint Leo University is relocating its Tampa Education Center... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

Alachua Conservation Trust Among Recipients of Conservation Grants Awarded from NFWF's Southeast Aquatics Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 08, 2020-- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $2.1 million in grants to restore and enhance aquatic habitats for vulnerable native freshwater aquatic species... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

CSX Improves to Highest Rating by CDP for Environmental Leadership

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 08, 2020 -- CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) improved to the highest possible A rating for leadership in corporate sustainability by CDP, an independent, global non-governmental organization dedicated to... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

Nemours Children's Hospital Earns 2020 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Orlando, Fla. (December 8, 2020) – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Nemours Children’s Hospital was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group.... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

First Citizens Bank Forecast Finds Small Businesses Optimistic for Long-Term Economic Outlook

 Dec. 08, 2020 -- The sixth annual First Citizens Bank Small Business Forecast has found that despite widely accepted uncertainties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many small business... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

B.R. Distilling Company Launches Distribution in Florida

MEMPHIS, TN: Despite the difficulties presented by 2020, B.R. Distilling Co. has scaled its distribution across eight new states this year, including Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, New York,... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

Florida Retail Federation reveals top holiday toys for 2020

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced today the top toys for the holiday season. According to a survey completed by the National Retail Federation, the most popular toys among both boys and... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

FAMU Law Student Writes Children's Book to Motivate Black Youth to Attend Law School

ORLANDO, Fla –Okoye Morgan knew he wanted to be a lawyer in high school. After years of hard work and dedication, Morgan made his dream come true.  Now, in his... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

Index: Even in a Pandemic, Demand for Homes Remains Robust

BOCA RATON Fla., Dec. 08, 2020 -- The coronavirus crisis has led to a surge in joblessness and economic uncertainty, but interest in homeownership across the country remains as strong... Read more »
Published on 12/8/2020

Miami-Dade receives Partners for Places funding to combat food insecurity

The Funder's Network awarded a $25,000 Partners for Places Grant to fund “Growing Roots for Environmentally Equitable Neighborhoods Miami-Dade County” Read more »
Published on 12/2/2020

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