January 21, 2020

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USF begins search to select its seventh president

The search to select the University of South Florida's seventh president will move forward the week of March 18 with a series of events open to the campus community and the public. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2019

Florida Poly unveils plans for state-of-the-art research building

Florida Polytechnic University announced plans to build another iconic building on its campus that will serve as a research hub for the Central Florida region... Read more »
Published on 3/13/2019

Satisfied Florida Voters Give Gov Best Score In 10 Years, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Oppose Arming Teachers, School Officials

Florida voters approve 59 - 17 percent of the job newly-elected Gov. Ron DeSantis is doing, the highest approval rating for a Sunshine State governor in 10 years Read more »
Published on 3/13/2019

Introducing OnMed: The First Interactive Telemedicine Station to Diagnose Patients and Dispense Prescription Meds in Real Time

OnMed®, an innovative health technology company whose OnMed Station allows patients a virtual life-sized consultation with a physician and automated pharmaceutical services, is today announcing the official launch of the... Read more »
Published on 3/12/2019

Long-Term Brain Health Study Slated for Lakewood Ranch

Award-winning master-planned community will serve as living laboratory for scientists to investigate brain health across lifespan Read more »
Published on 3/12/2019

Bloomin' Brands announces CEO transition from Liz Smith to David Deno

TAMPA, Fla. -- Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (the “Company”), one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world with four founder-inspired brands including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine... Read more »
Published on 3/8/2019

GTE Financial Increases Minimum Wage to $16 an Hour

GTE Financial recently increased its starting wage to $16 an hour. Read more »
Published on 3/6/2019

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota recovers art stolen in 1991

Jon Corbino's piece, “Palette,” was discovered at a local estate sale Read more »
Published on 3/5/2019

UF Scientists Sequence Vanilla Genome, Could Support Domestic Industry

University of Florida scientists have sequenced the genome of Vanilla, which will help them select the best types for breeding new varieties of the popular plant to grow in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/5/2019

FPL announces plans to build four new solar power plants in 2019

Installation of more than 1 million solar panels included as part of FPL's plan to add 30 million more solar panels by 2030 Read more »
Published on 3/4/2019

Publix and Flagler Health+ Collaborate to Improve Care

LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 1, 2019--Publix Pharmacy and Flagler Health+ announce an exclusive collaboration to improve the delivery of health care to the residents of St. Johns County, Florida. The collaboration... Read more »
Published on 3/4/2019

Office Depot and Alibaba.com Form Strategic Collaboration to Serve U.S. Businesses

NEW YORK & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 4, 2019-- Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading B2B integrated distribution company providing business services and supplies, products and technology solutions, and Alibaba.com, one of the world’s... Read more »
Published on 3/4/2019

Publix Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 2018

LAKELAND, Fla., March 1, 2019 — Publix’s sales for the three months ended Dec. 29, 2018 were $9.3 billion, a 3.8 percent increase from $8.9 billion in 2017. Comparable store... Read more »
Published on 3/4/2019

St. Petersburg Chamber Releases Housing Proposal

February 28, 2019 | St. Petersburg, FL – On Thursday, the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce released a proposal to increase the supply of housing that is affordable in the... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2019

FTE Networks Awarded Approximately $116 Million in New Infrastructure Contracts in January and February

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTE Networks, Inc. (NYSE American: FTNW) ("FTE" or the "Company"), a leading provider of innovative technology solutions for smart platforms, network infrastructure and intelligent buildings,... Read more »
Published on 2/28/2019

CONSUMER ALERT: Claims Process for Improperly Charged Toll and Car Rental Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a consumer alert encouraging people improperly charged toll and PlatePass fees to file a claim. The claims process stems from a court enforceable... Read more »
Published on 2/27/2019

KnowBe4 Expands into Brazil with the Acquisition of El Pescador

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing, announced it has entered the Brazilian market by purchasing El Pescador, a company previously owned by Tempest... Read more »
Published on 2/26/2019

TripAdvisor Digs Up America's Best Beaches With 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards

NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 26, 2019 -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice® awards for Beaches. For the second year in a row, Florida's Clearwater Beach is named the number one... Read more »
Published on 2/26/2019

University of Florida and UF Health announce $12 million gift from Orlando business leader to launch brain tumor research initiative

The University of Florida has received a $12 million gift from Orlando hotel magnate Harris Rosen and The Harris Rosen Foundation to advance innovative brain tumor immunotherapy research and care... Read more »
Published on 2/25/2019

Fla.'s housing market: Median prices, inventory up in Jan.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2019 – Florida's housing market reported more new listings, higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in January compared to a year ago, according... Read more »
Published on 2/23/2019

VISIT FLORIDA Announces an All-Time Record 126 Million Visitors in 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, VISIT FLORIDA announced that Florida welcomed an all-time record number of visitors last year with 126.1 million out-of-state visitors coming to the Sunshine State in 2018. This... Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Great White Shark Genome Decoded

The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth... Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Florida Chamber's 2019 Jobs Agenda

Job creators gathering in Tallahassee today expressed their optimism that the Florida Chamber of Commerce's Jobs Agenda is largely aligned with Governor Ron DeSantis and legislative leaders Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Florida Is 2019's 2nd Most Sinful State

Every state is known for its own virtues and vices. But harmful behavior on the individual level can result in staggering economic costs, considering that gambling addiction costs the U.S.... Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

Stetson University HackerSpace Presents 3-D Car Racing Game Workshop

DELAND, Florida, Feb. 20, 2019 – High school and Stetson University college students and alumni have a chance to get behind the wheel and learn how to develop a 3-D car racing game... Read more »
Published on 2/20/2019

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