December 14, 2019

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Year-End Holiday Travel to Reach Record Highs

More than 6.1 million Floridians will help set a new travel record for the last holidays of the year. AAA forecasts 115.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more... Read more »
Published on 12/12/2019

$650,000 Awarded in Harmful Algal Bloom Research Funding

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health announced that $650,000 in legislatively-appropriated funds was awarded to four Florida universities. This funding will support these researchers in their efforts to improve the... Read more »
Published on 12/11/2019

2020's Best & Worst College Towns & Cities in America

With application season in full gear and college living costs reaching $27,200 per student for a 12-month period, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst... Read more »
Published on 12/9/2019

The Florida Aquarium Partners with NOAA on New Coral Reef Restoration Initiative

Tampa, Fla. –Coral Scientists at The Florida Aquarium continue to work tirelessly since successfully spawning threatened Atlantic pillar coral in August. These scientists were the first to reproduce Atlantic corals through... Read more »
Published on 12/9/2019

Florida Chamber of Commerce: The Florida 2030 Blueprint

Florida is now the third most populous state and by 2030, 26 million Floridians will call Florida home and 1.5 million more jobs will be needed. To prepare for this... Read more »
Published on 12/6/2019

FSU'S College Autism Network partners with leading student affairs organization

A nonprofit organization founded by a Florida State University associate professor will soon expand its ability to help college students with autism. This January, the College Autism Network (CAN) will... Read more »
Published on 12/4/2019

2019's States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections

With the share of U.S. adults aged 65 and older expected to be 1 in 5 by the year 2030 and as many as 13 out of every 14 elder-abuse... Read more »
Published on 12/4/2019

New Look Vision Group Inc. Enters US Optical Retail With the Acquisition of Edward Beiner in Florida

MONTREAL, Dec. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Look Vision Group Inc. (“New Look Vision”) (TSX: BCI), Canada’s largest optical company, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement... Read more »
Published on 12/3/2019

Commissioner Nikki Fried: Charitable Best Practices For Giving Tuesday

Tallahassee, Fla. — As the state’s regulatory agency for charities, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner Nikki Fried are providing consumers with tips to donate to charities safely... Read more »
Published on 12/3/2019

President Signs Bill Making Animal Abuse a Federal Offense

WASHINGTON – President Trump on Monday signed legislation introduced by Florida Congressmen Vern Buchanan and Ted Deutch banning extreme forms of animal cruelty and torture. Buchanan attended the bill signing... Read more »
Published on 11/26/2019

Nine USF Faculty Members Earn Prestigious National Scientific Honor

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2019) – Nine University of South Florida faculty members, including the deans of two USF colleges, have been named new fellows of the American Association for the... Read more »
Published on 11/26/2019

FAU COLLEGE OF BUSINESS TO HONOR RITA AND RICK CASE

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will host the 28th annual Business Leaders of the Year breakfast on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at 8 a.m., at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 East Camino... Read more »
Published on 11/26/2019

Deutch Statement on Animal Cruelty Bill Signed into Law

This afternoon, Congressman Ted Deutch's (FL-22) legislation to make animal cruelty a federal crime was signed into law. The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act (H.R. 724), introduced with... Read more »
Published on 11/25/2019

USDA Turkey Basics: Safe Thawing

"The Big Thaw" Turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature during "the big thaw." While frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely. However, as soon as it begins to thaw,... Read more »
Published on 11/25/2019

Florida Surgeon General Announces New Agency Leadership

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees today announced two appointments to the Department of Health's executive leadership team. Dr. Robert D. Karch will serve as the Deputy... Read more »
Published on 11/25/2019

2019 Thanksgiving & Holiday Shopping Reports

With the hectic holiday season fast approaching, don't miss out on any of WalletHub’s recent holiday studies and reports, which you can find below. Stage, Belk and Bealls Florida are 2019’s... Read more »
Published on 11/25/2019

German Automotive Performance Tuning Company Selects Fort Walton Beach for US Headquarters

Okaloosa County, Fla. (Nov 22, 2019) – RaceChip, the market leader for electronic high performance automobile chip tuning, has selected Fort Walton Beach for the company’s new US headquarters. The Fort... Read more »
Published on 11/22/2019

Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils $6 Million Expansion at Viral Vector Manufacturing Facility

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla (November 22, 2019) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today unveiled the $6 million expansion of its gene therapy and viral vector services site in Alachua,... Read more »
Published on 11/22/2019

City of St. Petersburg earned perfect score of 100 on Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index five years in a row

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - For the fifth year in a row, the City of St. Petersburg has scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Municipal Equality Index... Read more »
Published on 11/22/2019

World first: Man-made frog with simulated live tissue to replace use of dead frogs in classroom dissections

For the first time, students at a Florida high school are using realistic man-made frogs as a replacement for dead, formalin-preserved frogs in classroom dissection labs Wednesday. SynDaver®, developer of... Read more »
Published on 11/22/2019

The Top 50 Hispanic Business Leaders in Florida

Tallahassee, Florida: The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) has been given the honorable mission to inspire the enhancement of the Hispanic community since 2000. One way of highlighting our... Read more »
Published on 11/22/2019

New Study: 10.2% of Florida millennials plan to “always rent” and forgo purchasing home altogether

A new study by Apartment List finds that 10.2% of Florida millennials plan to “always rent” and forgo purchasing a home altogether. This statistic is up from 8.4% in 2018.... Read more »
Published on 11/22/2019

NASA Selects Early Stage Innovations from US Universities for Multi-Year Research, Development

Universities help propel NASA technology forward, researching everything from unique rocket engine designs to how landers interact with surfaces on other worlds. NASA has selected 14 university-led research proposals to... Read more »
Published on 11/22/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran Announce Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant Awardees

Tallahassee, Fla.– Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced the school districts, universities, colleges and private institutions who have been awarded with the... Read more »
Published on 11/21/2019

Thanksgiving distribution begins at Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tents/Urgent call for community engagement and donations

WHAT Pre-registered families in need will be coming to the holiday tents to receive food assistance for Thanksgiving. Each family will be able to put together a ‘Box of Hope,’... Read more »
Published on 11/20/2019

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