December 3, 2023

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Panhandle to Highlight Florida Aquaculture

Youngstown, Fla. – Today, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials visited Bay County to highlight the community's aquaculture industry. Commissioner Fried toured the shellfish processing facility at Webb's Seafood Inc.... Read more »
Published on 7/12/2019

Sloppy Joe's to Host Bartender Competition

TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (July 11, 2019) – Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach will host the first annual #GetSloppy Bartending Competition on Friday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Tickets... Read more »
Published on 7/12/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Officially Requests Replacement of Florida Statue in National Statuary Hall on 144th Anniversary of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's Birthday

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to the Architect of the U.S. Capitol officially requesting the replacement of the General Edmund Kirby Smith statue in National Statuary... Read more »
Published on 7/12/2019

Plant-based LA chef, Megan Sadd, to host one-night-only Pop-Up and Book Signing in Seminole Heights

photo credit Paul Birman Plant-based chef and author, Megan Sadd, is bringing a taste of LA’s vibrant food scene to Seminole Heights for a one-night-only vegan pop-up and cookbook signing,... Read more »
Published on 7/12/2019

SRQ Traffic Up Nearly 50%

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) passenger traffic set an all-time record for the month of June with 147,615 passengers traveling through the airport.  Traffic for June 2019 was up 48.7%... Read more »
Published on 7/11/2019

Florida Makes Monumental Improvement in School Grades

Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 2019 – Today, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) issued 2018-19 school and district grades, marking the 20th anniversary of school grades. Statewide leaders congratulated students and thanked... Read more »
Published on 7/11/2019

Carnival Cruise Line Partners with Clean the World to Assist in Global Soap Recycling Initiative

Today, Carnival Cruise Line announced it is the first large-scale cruise operator to partner with Clean the World. Through this global sustainability program, nearly 40 tons of discarded soap will... Read more »
Published on 7/11/2019

UF Health joins research network developing a data repository on infectious diseases

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With funding from a five-year, $6.7 million National Institutes of Health grant, researchers at UF Health have joined the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health... Read more »
Published on 7/11/2019

University Miami Business School's Florida 50 Stock Index (UMIAMIFL) gained 19.88% during the first half of 2019 and outperformed two key S&P benchmarks

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 10, 2019) – The University of Miami Business School’s (MBS) Florida 50 Index (UMIAMIFL), which is calculated by Standard and Poors (S&P) Custom Indices, finished the first half of... Read more »
Published on 7/10/2019

'Summer Service Bash' coming to Amelia Earhart Park, Saturday, July 27

MIAMI — Sustaining a healthy and vibrant parks system makes Miami-Dade County a great place to live! On Saturday, July 27, 2019, join hundreds of volunteers in helping to keep park spaces... Read more »
Published on 7/10/2019

GuideWell Issues Statewide Challenge for Ideas to End Food Insecurity in Florida

ORLANDO – More than 2.8 million people in Florida, including 800,000 children and 500,000 seniors, are food insecure—meaning they are unable to access sufficient and nutritious food for an active life.... Read more »
Published on 7/10/2019

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando celebrates 100th adoption through foster dog program at Aloft Orlando Downtown with Bow Wow Luau

Orlando, FL (July 10, 2019) – For the past year, visitors of Aloft Orlando Downtown have been met with an extra sweet, adorable greeting by adoptable dogs from Pet Alliance of... Read more »
Published on 7/10/2019

Peace Corps and the University of South Florida Announce New Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

MIAMI – Peace Corps and the University of South Florida today announced the launch of four new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs housed in the College of Public Health, the... Read more »
Published on 7/10/2019

Commissioner Nikki Fried on Major Ruling in Florida Medical Marijuana Program Case

Tallahassee, Fla.– Today, the First District Court of Appeals issued a ruling [  ] that upholds portions of an injunction against the state's medical marijuana program. Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement: “Today's major... Read more »
Published on 7/10/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nonstop Air Service Between Tel Aviv and Orlando

Orlando, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced new, nonstop seasonal El Al air service between Tel Aviv and Orlando. The new flights, operating during the months of July and August,... Read more »
Published on 7/10/2019

Southwest Florida Based Toy Startup Wins At 2019 Outdoor Toy Awards in London

PUNTA GORDA, FLA – The Outdoor Toy Awards has announced that Pressure Games’ prototype toy, Countdown, won in the Outdoor Sports category. The annual Outdoor Toy Awards are held in... Read more »
Published on 7/10/2019

2019's Best & Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

With July being one of the top months for home sales and nearly 40% of 2018’s single-family home purchases made by first-time buyers, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its... Read more »
Published on 7/9/2019

Florida Anodize System & Technologies, Inc., Pioneer of Sterilization Resilient Anodic Coatings for Surgical Products, Receives ISO Certification

Sanford, FL-- 07/09/2019 – Sanford-based Florida Anodize System & Technologies, Inc. (“FAST”) announced today that its quality management system for medical device surface coating services has been audited by TÜV... Read more »
Published on 7/9/2019

Southeastern Grocers Donates More Than $1.2 Million in Honor of U.S. Military Heroes

Grocer and customers exceed goal with donations of 243 scholarships to families of fallen and disabled military. Read more »
Published on 7/9/2019

Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach CRA and Community Come Together to Repair and Renovate a Blind War Veteran's Home

JULY 9, 2019, RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA—The home of Mr. Jeffrey Perkins, a blind military veteran having served in the United States Army and a longtime resident of the City of Riviera Beach,... Read more »
Published on 7/9/2019

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $29 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 10 Airports in Florida

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants, the third allotment of the total $3.18... Read more »
Published on 7/9/2019

Florida is 2019's 6th best state to start a business

With the stock market booming, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business as well as accompanying videos. To determine the most fertile grounds for planting and... Read more »
Published on 7/9/2019

Florida Department of State Approves Election Security Grant Applications for 55 Counties Totaling More Than $2.3 Million

Tallahassee -- Following Governor DeSantis’ recent announcement of the redistribution of unexpended funds to Supervisors of Elections to enhance election security, Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee today announced the... Read more »
Published on 7/9/2019

Automotive Leader JM Family Enterprises Diversifies with Acquisition of Home Franchise Concepts

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., South Florida’s $16.3 billion diversified automotive company, has acquired Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), one of the world’s largest franchising systems in the home improvement goods and services space... Read more »
Published on 7/8/2019

Lion King Themed Burger Debuting this July at Boulevard Burgers & Tap House

Boulevard Burgers & Tap House is teaming up with Big Cat Rescue to help raise funds and awareness for abused and neglected big cats this July. The burger restaurant, located... Read more »
Published on 7/8/2019

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