August 12, 2020

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Florida Bar bestows Medal of Honor on FSU center director

Mimi Graham, the director of Florida State University’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy, has received the Florida Bar Association’s Medal of Honor for a non-lawyer. It’s the Bar’s highest award and acknowledges Graham’s... Read more »
Published on 5/6/2020

Commissioner Nikki Fried to Gov. DeSantis: Secure $20 Million in Federal Election Funding

Tallahassee, Fla. – The CARES Act federal stimulus included $400 million in new Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding to help states prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 in the upcoming 2020 election. With... Read more »
Published on 5/6/2020

2020's Best & Worst States for Nurses

With nurses risking their lives every day to keep the U.S. safe from COVID-19 and National Nurses Week kicking off May 6, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report... Read more »
Published on 5/4/2020

PGT Innovations to Hire Over 150 New Employees Across Florida Facilities

 PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI), a national leader in the premium window and door category, is seeking talented team members to fill over 150 positions throughout its manufacturing plants in North Venice, Hialeah, Miami, and Tampa,... Read more »
Published on 4/30/2020

UCF to Lead Study Exploring Social Media's Impact on Consumer Behavior when Red Tide Strikes

ORLANDO, Fla. April, 29, 2020 -- The University of Central Florida is one of two universities selected to study the social and economic impacts of Florida’s red tide events during... Read more »
Published on 4/29/2020

USF psychology professor wins NSF grant to study remote work in response to COVID-19

TAMPA, Fla. (April 29, 2020) - The National Science Foundation has awarded a USF psychology professor grant funding to study the rapid transition to remote work, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Distinguished... Read more »
Published on 4/29/2020

Commissioner Fried Encourages Farmers to Utilize USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Tallahassee, Fla. — Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are reminding the state’s farmers and ranchers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting proposals for its Farmers to Families Food Box Program,... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2020

Aventusoft awarded $3M to expand life-giving invention in Boca Raton

April 28, 2020 – BOCA RATON -The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce the expansion of Aventusoft, the inventor of the “HEMOTAG CPAS” cardiac... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2020

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) and Non-Flushable Wipes Cause Problems at Pump Stations and Private Residences or Businesses

Recently, over a period of three (3) days, a department contractor removed 108 cubic yards of grease and non-flushable wipes from the wetwell at Sulphur Springs Pump Station located at... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2020

The Florida Aquarium Launches Online STEM Learning Resource Center

TAMPA, FL – The Florida Aquarium has launched a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) online learning resource. This new resource is designed to provide parents and school kids with... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Florida Blue Announces New Health Insurance Solution to Help Bolster Florida's Underserved Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Florida Blue today announced Truli for Health (Truli), an affiliate of Florida Blue and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, as a new health maintenance organization designed... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

States Where Social Distancing Is Most Difficult

With more than a third of Americans reporting that the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt their mental health, social distancing has proved to be just as stressful as it is necessary.... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Tampa-Based Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union Ranked on the Top 200 Credit Unions in America

Tampa, Fla. – April 23, 2020 -DepositAccount.com by Lending Tree has named Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union (RIFCU) to their list of the Top 200 Credit Unions in America.... Read more »
Published on 4/23/2020

USF Analysts Collecting Internet Search Data to Track Changes to Tampa Bay's Economy in Light of COVID-19

TAMPA, Fla. (April 22, 2020) - Analysts at the University of South Florida are closely monitoring the economic implications of COVID-19. The Center for Analytics and Creativity in the Muma College of... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2020

Naples Soap Donates Comfort Care Kits to Local Healthcare Workers

Naples Soap Company, a local producer of skin and hair care products made with natural and organic ingredients, recently provided hundreds of comfort care kits to healthcare workers at Lee... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2020

More Than $240,000 in Refunds Secured as Attorney General Moody's Office Continues Price Gouging Crackdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague Florida, Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office is working hard to fight price gouging and protect consumers. The efforts are producing results for... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2020

Costa Enterprises McDonald's Offers “Thank You Meals” for First Responders

NICEVILLE, Fla. (April 22, 2020) – Beginning, Wednesday, April 22,Costa Enterprises McDonald’s will be offering free “Thank You Meals” for all first responders including healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, and paramedics with... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2020

UCF Researcher Helps Improve Accuracy of Storm Surge Analysis

ORLANDO, April 21, 2020 –Accurately predicting how many people are at risk due to sea level rise and storm surges has always challenged scientists, but a new method is improving... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2020

CATALINA NAMES ROBERT REICH CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Robert “Bob” Reich is joining shopper-intelligence leader Catalina as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. As a member of the company’s executive committee, Reich will report directly to CEO Wayne Powers.... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2020

Florida's Air Quality Shows Mixed Rankings for Ozone, Particle Pollution, Finds 2020 ‘State of the Air' Report

American Lung Association's annual air quality report finds nearly half of Americans breathing unhealthy air; Sixteen cities named on cleanest cities list for short-term particle pollution, five cities on cleanest cities list for ozone Read more »
Published on 4/21/2020

Jeff and Penny Vinik donate additional $700k to Metropolitan Ministries for COVID-19 relief efforts

As an organization established by and for local families, Metropolitan Ministries is acutely aware of the growing hardship households are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just a few weeks ago, Jeff... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2020

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Daily Update and Launches State Reemployment Assistance Claims Dashboard

Beginning today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will provide daily updates on the efforts made to address the challenges to Florida’s Reemployment Assistance program in response to COVID-19.... Read more »
Published on 4/20/2020

Region's jobless rate climbs to 5.5%

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was up 1.6 percent over the month and 1.3 percent higher than the region's rate a year ago. Read more »
Published on 4/17/2020

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is providing an update on the efforts made to enhance the Reemployment Assistance program due to the negative economic... Read more »
Published on 4/16/2020

USF Researchers Available to Share Key Findings as 10-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Approaches

TAMPA, Fla. (April 16, 2020) – As the 10-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill draws near on April 20, scientists from the University of South Florida are available to... Read more »
Published on 4/16/2020

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