November 28, 2023

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FIU's college of nursing establishes Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytell-Pérez 50th anniversary scholarship endowment

Florida International University (FIU) today announced a generous gift from Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Marie Boytell-Pérez ’89, MS ’96 to establish a new endowment at FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College... Read more »
Published on 11/20/2023

Publix announces Executive Chairman, CEO, and President

LAKELAND, Fla.--Today Publix announced that effective January 1, 2024, CEO Todd Jones will become Executive Chairman, President Kevin Murphy will be promoted to CEO, and Senior Vice President John Goff... Read more »
Published on 11/17/2023

Officials say Florida faces health care provider shortage

Florida officials say that a health care provider shortage worsens as the state's population grows larger and older simultaneously. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2023

3 Florida Poly researchers among world's top 2% of scientists

Florida Polytechnic University professors with advanced research in fields have been named to a prestigious list of the world's top 2% of scientists. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2023

Florida Will Never Forget the Horrors of the Holocaust

Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation recognizing November 6-10 as Holocaust Education Week in Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2023

Building Bridges in Uncertainty

In the dynamic landscape of global business, it's often said that resilience is forged in the crucible of adversity. This is currently exemplified by Israel's vibrant startup community. Read more »
Published on 11/6/2023

U.S. Sugar CEO Robert H. Buker, Jr. Honored With Prestigious “Sugar Man of the Year” Award

Clewiston, FL – U.S. Sugar today announced that its CEO, Robert H. Buker, Jr., has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the national Dyer Memorial Award, “Sugar Man of... Read more »
Published on 10/19/2023

Jacksonville University School of Aviation Program Celebrates 40 Years

The Jacksonville University School of Aviation Program in the Davis College of Business & Technology is flying high, celebrating 40 years this month of training students to be professional pilots,... Read more »
Published on 10/18/2023

IRS preps free Direct File pilot for 2024 season

WASHINGTON — As part of larger transformation efforts underway, the Internal Revenue Service announced today key details about the Direct File pilot for the 2024 filing season with several states... Read more »
Published on 10/17/2023

Tervis taps Hosana Fieber as new chief executive officer

NORTH VENICE, Fla. — Tervis, the nationally loved and family-owned drinkware company founded in 1946, recently appointed Hosana Fieber as its new CEO, with Rogan Donelly, the company’s current CEO, moving... Read more »
Published on 10/16/2023

The Florida Center for Nursing releases report on the State of the Nursing Workforce in Florida

Tampa, Fla. - The Florida Center for Nursing published its latest report “The State of the Nursing Workforce in Florida.” Consistent with Florida statute (§464.0195), the report provides a comprehensive analysis... Read more »
Published on 9/18/2023

Tampa International Airport to close early Tuesday ahead of potential major hurricane

Tampa International Airport will suspend all commercial operations beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia, with the Airport remaining closed until it can assess any damages later... Read more »
Published on 8/28/2023

Florida Poly kicks off 10th academic year with exceptional freshmen, exciting growth

LAKELAND, Fla – Florida Polytechnic University welcomed students back to campus on Tuesday, Aug. 22, launching the 10th academic year in the all-STEM institution’s history. University officials said they anticipate... Read more »
Published on 8/22/2023

Finalists Announced for the 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch

GrowFL is proud to announce the finalists for the 13th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Awards, a prestigious recognition program celebrating high-performing second-stage companies that demonstrate innovative business strategies and excellent... Read more »
Published on 8/22/2023

ADT Announces Sale of Commercial Business for $1.6 Billion

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 08, 2023 -- ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT), the most trusted brand in smart home and small business security, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement... Read more »
Published on 8/8/2023

H. Irwin Levy, founder of Century Village and patriarch of Jewish community, passes away at 97

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 3, 2023) --- One of the most impactful individuals in the history of the Palm Beaches, Israel and on global Jewry, H. Irwin Levy passed away at... Read more »
Published on 8/3/2023

University of South Florida sets new records for total donors and funds committed in a single year

TAMPA, Fla. (July 25, 2023) — The University of South Florida received more than $157 million in philanthropic commitments last fiscal year from over 37,500 donors, setting records for both financial... Read more »
Published on 7/25/2023

FPL commissions latest solar site, completes 2023 planned construction

The latest: Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) commissioned its latest solar energy center, FPL Etonia Creek, in Putnam County, completing the company’s planned solar construction for the year. 2023 Milestone: In... Read more »
Published on 7/25/2023

Art of Holocaust Survivor Samuel Bak On Display at Polk Museum of Art

LAKELAND, Fla. (July 25, 2023) –  The Polk Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, “Remembering Vilna: The Holocaust and the Art of Samuel Bak”... Read more »
Published on 7/25/2023

Two Florida Tech Students Named 2023 Astronaut Scholars

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech seniors Karly Liebendorfer and Ruth Nichols have been named 2023 Astronaut Scholars, the prestigious recognition from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) that signifies they are among “the... Read more »
Published on 7/25/2023

Florida Poly President Randy Avent to step down after decade of growing success

LAKELAND, Fla. – Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, announced today that he is stepping down from the position at the end of the 2023-24 academic year,... Read more »
Published on 7/24/2023

Walmart creates more inclusive shopping with sensory-friendly back-to-school shopping experience

In a recent press release, Walmart said they are striving every day to create a culture where everyone feels they belong. This year, Walmart is taking steps toward creating a... Read more »
Published on 7/21/2023

Baker County Development Commission Announces a Public Private Partnership with Plant Agricultural Systems Creating Over 600 Jobs and Investing $750M into the Baker County Economy

BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA (July 19, 2023) – The Baker County Development Commission announced today that a Public Private Partnership with Plant Agricultural Systems (PLANT-AS) is moving forward in Baker County,... Read more »
Published on 7/19/2023

Gulfcoast Girl Scouts Chosen as Manatee Chamber 2023 Small Business of the Year (Nonprofit)

Manatee County (FL) – The Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, a non-profit organization of nearly 3,500 girls in grades K-12, and more than 1,500 adult members in the greater gulf coast... Read more »
Published on 6/30/2023

New Federal Rule Threatens to Shut Down Four of Florida's Seaports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 28, 2023) – Newly proposed rules by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) pose a clear and present danger to Florida’s economy, its public safety and the security of... Read more »
Published on 6/28/2023

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