January 21, 2020

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FSU researchers find risk in opening goliath grouper fishery

A review of the iconic Atlantic goliath grouper by a team of Florida State University scientists revealed considerable downsides to proposals to reopen the fishery that has been closed for... Read more »
Published on 11/18/2019

2019's Most Sinful Cities in America

The holidays are here. And one thing they’re known for is encouraging indulgence, such as overeating and overspending, which can lead to unfortunate economic consequences. Americans are the fattest people... Read more »
Published on 11/18/2019

SPC joins community leaders to examine transportation barriers for students

Approximately 69 percent of St. Petersburg College’s (SPC) diverse student population of more than 47,000 students, ranging from 16 to 95 years old, have low to moderate income. Low-income students often... Read more »
Published on 11/18/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces His Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget for FY 2020-2021

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released his budget proposal for FY 2020-2021, a Bolder, Brighter, Better Future. “My budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 builds on our successes of... Read more »
Published on 11/18/2019

Veteran Michelin North America Executive Joins Skyway Capital Markets

TAMPA, Fla.--Skyway Capital Markets, LLC, a Tampa, FL-based boutique investment banking firm, is pleased to announce Mr. Henry Schmitt has joined as Managing Director. Mr. Schmitt focuses on the commercial... Read more »
Published on 11/18/2019

Florida Gas Prices Dip to 9-Month Lows

Florida gas prices declined again last week, by an average of 3 cents. Drivers are now paying an average price of $2.37 per gallon.  Florida gas prices have declined the past... Read more »
Published on 11/18/2019

Foreclosures rose in October, but are still down for the year

Foreclosures rose 13% in October from September, a new foreclosure market report from ATTOM Data Solutions said. Although foreclosures went up in October over the previous month, they were down 17% from... Read more »
Published on 11/18/2019

Citrus-Levy-Marion region's October jobless rate continues to fall

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 3.5 percent in October, down 0.2 percentage point over the month and 0.6 percentage point lower than the same time last year. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Daytona State College Announces New Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Program is scheduled to begin in fall 2020 Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Currall Shares Vision for USF's Future in Presidential Inauguration Speech

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2019) – Steven C. Currall outlined his vision for the University of South Florida’s future in a speech to students, faculty, staff and alumni during his inauguration this... Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Night Owl Cookies Founder Andrew Gonzalez to open flagship cookie shop in Design District last week of November

MIAMI, FL - November 14, 2019 - Miami’s chic, creative Design District neighborhood will welcome a sweet, new neighbor this month! Night Owl Cookies Founder and three-time winner of Forbes... Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Frontier Airlines expands its service in Sarasota/Bradenton with new nonstop flights to Trenton

SARASOTA, Fla. Nov. 15, 2019 – Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines today launches its new nonstop service from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN). To celebrate this new low-cost... Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Textmaxx Pro Announces Integration with ComSoft Automotive Software Provider

Textmaxx Pro, a leading text message platform based in Sarasota, Fla., announces integration with ComSoft, an automotive retail software provider, based in Raleigh, N.C. The texting service will now be available through ComSoft's software to its dealer clients. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Blockchain Task Force

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of David Altmaier, Brad Levine, Jason Holloway and Gary Ruderman to the Blockchain Task Force. David Altmaier Altmaier, of Tallahassee, is... Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Better Business Bureau, Duke Energy and Tampa Electric join forces to shut down scammers and protect customers during Utility Scam Awareness Week

Clearwater, FL - November 15, 2019  Better Business Bureau serving West Florida, Duke Energy, Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas are joining forces to help shut down utility scammers and protect... Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins Volunteer Florida to Launch Official Volunteer Opportunities Platform

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis joined Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram to announce that Florida’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect, has launched to the public. As... Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

Nearly 2.9 Million Floridians to Travel this Thanksgiving

More than 55 million Americans plan to travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving. Nearly 2.9 million of those are Floridians. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since... Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

JPMorgan Chase invests $250,000 in Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State College has received a $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to widen the reach of its Supply Chain programs and create a larger pipeline of skilled workers for Palm Beach County's growing distribution and logistics industry. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2019

University of South Florida Wins APLU's 2019 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the national association for the leading 237 research universities in the United States, announced that the University of South Floridais the top winner of... Read more »
Published on 11/13/2019


TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announced today its latest transfer to the state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) has brought its life-to-date education contributions to $36 billion over the past 31... Read more »
Published on 11/13/2019

Tech Data Enters Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Funds Managed by Affiliates of Apollo Global Management for $130 Per Share in Cash

CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of funds (the “Apollo Funds”) managed by affiliates of... Read more »
Published on 11/13/2019

Tupperware Brands Appoints Chris O'Leary Interim CEO

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Christopher D. O'Leary, an independent director of Tupperware,... Read more »
Published on 11/12/2019

DEP Designates Falling Waters State Park as State Geological Site

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection designated Falling Waters State Park as the newest State Geological Site. Designated State Geological Sites are areas the Florida Geological Survey has determined to... Read more »
Published on 11/12/2019

Celebrate Florida Paddlesports Month

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites Florida's residents and visitors to celebrate Florida Paddlesports Month this November and explore the more than 4,000 miles of designated paddling... Read more »
Published on 11/12/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Declares November 2019 National Adoption Month in Florida

At a recent meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor DeSantis presented a resolutiondeclaring November 2019 as National Adoption Month in Florida. Throughout the month, the Department of Children and Families (DCF)... Read more »
Published on 11/12/2019

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