August 9, 2020

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New STEM-focused doctoral program to prepare architects for leadership positions in design professions

FIU is the first Florida university to launch a Doctor of Design (DDes) degree to prepare architects for global leadership careers in design investigation, industry, applied research and related emerging technology fields. The... Read more »
Published on 8/5/2020

FDACS Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets from China

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is continuing to warn Floridians about unsolicited packages of seeds received through the mail. The seed packets, which may arrive unexpectedly in packages bearing Chinese... Read more »
Published on 8/3/2020

University of South Florida consolidation takes effect July 1

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida will officially begin operating under a single accreditation for the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses on Wednesday, July 1.  Consolidating from... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2020

Stetson University Researcher Says Porn Does Not Cause Violent Sex Crimes

DELAND, Florida, July 29, 2020– Pornography creates a fantasy world for its fans, but does it lead to sexual aggression? That question has been the subject of numerous studies dating... Read more »
Published on 7/29/2020

USF names new Florida College Access Network executive director

TAMPA, Fla. (July 29, 2020) - The University of South Florida announced today the appointment of Charleita Richardson as executive director of the Florida College Access Network (FCAN). An independent, statewide... Read more »
Published on 7/29/2020

COVID-19 Cases to Decline Beginning Next Month, UCF Research Finds

ORLANDO, July 29, 2020 --COVID-19 infection rates may be peaking in Orange County later this month and trending down toward December, according to new projections by data scientists at the... Read more »
Published on 7/29/2020

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked Nation's No. 1 in Ophthalmology for 19th Time

This year marks the 19th time, and the 17th consecutive year, that Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual “Best Hospitals”... Read more »
Published on 7/28/2020

Tampa General Hospital is First in Nation to Receive Dual Recognition for Key Maternal Health Programs

TAMPA, Fla., July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa General Hospital is first in the nation to receive dual recognition for two key maternal health programs, providing women advanced services when it comes to labor... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Boca Raton Regional Hospital First in Palm Beach County to Receive Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from a Nationally Recognized Certifying Organization

BOCA RATON, FL – July 27, 2020 ­– Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the first hospital in Palm Beach County to receive certification from a nationally recognized certifying organization, DNV GL... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Tropicana Field Site Request for Proposal Released

Spanning 86 acres of publicly-owned land nestled in the middle of St. Pete, Florida, with one of the most vibrant and walkable downtowns in the nation, the Tropicana Field site represents a... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

UF Announces $70 Million Artificial Intelligence Partnership with NVIDIA

UF will house the fastest AI supercomputer in higher education Read more »
Published on 7/21/2020

St. Pete Beach's Historic Don CeSar is 2020 People's Choice for Architecture

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s best-loved historic hotels and inns – from the tropical Southernmost House in Key West to the Pensacola Grand, dating to northwest Florida’s railroad heyday – garnered over... Read more »
Published on 7/19/2020

Florida Is the State with the 10th Worst Unemployment Rate Recovery

With the U.S. gaining 4.8 million jobs in June and the national unemployment rate at 11.1% compared to the nearly historic high of 14.7% at the peak of the coronavirus... Read more »
Published on 7/19/2020

FAMU Mourns the Death of Civil Rights Giants John Lewis and The Reverend C.T. Vivian

The Florida A&M University family mourns with the nation the passing of two giants of the fight for civil rights, the Rev. C.T. Vivian and U.S. Rep. John Lewis. “Their... Read more »
Published on 7/18/2020

KnowBe4's Year-Over-Year Sales Increase 25% Q2 2020 Compared to Q2 2019

Despite COVID-19 challenges, KnowBe4 still experiencing hypergrowth KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that this last quarter was 25% higher... Read more »
Published on 7/8/2020

Tampa Meal Prep Company Expands Meal Delivery Service Nationwide

Eat Right™ Lifestyle Delivery Meal Plans announced today that the company has expanded its fresh meal delivery service based in Tampa, Florida to nationwide shipping. The company is safely delivering contact free... Read more »
Published on 7/7/2020

Central Florida Foundation donor leaves legacy for future nurses

The College of Central Florida Foundation recently announced an $88,756 planned gift to establish the Frances M. Lowe Endowed Nursing Scholarship at the college. The donor, Frances Lowe, was a... Read more »
Published on 7/6/2020


OCALA, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Eddie Woods Stables – a horse training center in Ocala, Florida – has paid... Read more »
Published on 7/6/2020

Traffic Data Show Drastic Changes in Floridians' Behavior at Onset of the Pandemic

It’s not just health, social and economic consequences from COVID-19 that have impacted the world. Travel behavior also has been significantly affected. Using statewide traffic data from the Florida Department... Read more »
Published on 7/2/2020

Two-month consumer sentiment collapse stabilizes in May

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- After two months of unprecedented declines, consumer confidence among Floridians inched up one-tenth of a point in May to 76.4 from April’s revised figure of 76.3. Similarly,... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2020

Publix Ranked No. 1 Supermarket in America, No. 3 Pharmacy in Florida for Customer Service by Newsweek

LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Publix has been named to Newsweek’s 2020 America’s Best Customer Service list, ranking No. 1 in the supermarket category and No. 9 overall. Separately, Publix Pharmacy also ranked... Read more »
Published on 6/29/2020

Florida Trend continues track record winning editorial excellence with multiple 2020 awards from AABP, ASBPE

The Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP) recently presented 124 Editorial Excellence awards to newspaper and magazine business periodicals on June 25, 2020, at the closing celebration of its four-day... Read more »
Published on 6/26/2020

Craft Beer Bar Launches Business Amid Pandemic, Supports Local Breweries

Tampa, FL, June 24, 2020 — A new craft beer bar launched its business last week in the middle of the current pandemic. Owned by a husband and wife, their... Read more »
Published on 6/25/2020

Conservation Foundation opens virtual exhibit of inaugural Summer Photo Contest

OSPREY, FL (June 24, 2020) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces the juried selections and winners for its inaugural Summer Photo Contest exhibit. Photographers of all ages and experience... Read more »
Published on 6/25/2020

The Ruby's Elixir Website Gets a Makeover

Tampa Bay, FLA (June 24th, 2020) – Ruby’s Elixir & Central Cigars has launched their new website, redesigned by Evolve & Co, an advertising agency in downtown St. Petersburg. The... Read more »
Published on 6/25/2020

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