December 5, 2023

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John Nicklow Named Next President of Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, FLA. — John Nicklow is the next leader of Florida Institute of Technology. Board of trustees chair Travis Proctor announced today on behalf of the board that Nicklow, president of the University of... Read more »
Published on 4/1/2023

New City Funding Available for St. Petersburg Tree Planting

St. Petersburg, FL (March 24, 2023) - The City of St. Petersburg is offering grants up to $10,000 each to neighborhood and business associations or organizations interested in planting more... Read more »
Published on 3/28/2023

Statement from Florida Policy Institute on the Governor's signing of universal voucher bill

FLORIDA - Florida Policy Institute (FPI) released the following statement from FPI CEO Sadaf Knight after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law legislation (HB 1) creating a universal voucher and education savings... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2023

Florida Power & Light Company, Florida Prepaid College Foundation to Deliver $4.2 Million in College Scholarships to Florida Students

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – The Florida Prepaid College Foundation (FPCF) today announced it is partnering with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to award $4.2 million in college scholarships to students living in... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2023

JAXPORT and Aruba sign agreement to grow business connections

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 27, 2023) – During today’s JAXPORT Board of Directors meeting, State of Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Aruba Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes, and other dignitaries from the island... Read more »
Published on 3/27/2023

UF/IFAS study: New mosquito species reported in Florida

March 22, 2023 — Another new mosquito species has made its way across the tropics into Florida, making a permanent home in at least three counties. Scientists are concerned because of... Read more »
Published on 3/22/2023

UF study finds no difference in susceptibility to COVID-19 in Black and white ancestral origins

Whether your ancestors were Black or white makes no difference in your susceptibility to COVID-19, according to a new University of Florida study comparing two types of ancestral origins of... Read more »
Published on 3/22/2023

Ana Scuteri awarded the 2023 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

TAMPA, Fla. (March 22, 2023) – The University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health has named Ana Scuteri, MPH, of the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County, the 2023 Florida... Read more »
Published on 3/22/2023

Seniors, Kids to Interact in New Intergenerational Boca Program

Boca Raton, FL, March 22, 2023 – The Fuller Center and The Volen Center will launch their new collaborative Intergenerational Project after being named a $100,000 beneficiary of the Brain Bowl Events, Inc. Volunteer Committee Project. The program was announced... Read more »
Published on 3/22/2023

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation awards $250K to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota, DeSoto Counties for youth development professionals

Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties a $250,000 grant to support staffing across the organization. The grant will also support efforts to improve the recruitment and retention of quality team members to ensure maximum impact and stability for the youth and families they serve. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2023

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announces $13M in funding for Florida small cities

Tallahassee, FL – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $13 million available in community development funding through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The program funds... Read more »
Published on 3/20/2023

USF Sarasota-Manatee campus will break ground March 1 for first-ever student center and residential housing complex

The University of South Florida, on Wednesday, March 1, will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Sarasota-Manatee campus's first-ever student center and residential housing complex. The event will be a... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

Wellen Park debuts large-scale murals that illustrate Downtown Wellen's colorful social scene and natural experiences

VENICE, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2023) – Great blue herons and colorful flowers loom larger than life along the walls of Downtown Wellen’s newest buildings while a whimsical woman in an innertube... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

With Tampa Bay's Affordable Housing Crisis, Shumaker's Ron Christaldi Helps Build a Home for a Family in Need

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (Feb. 24, 2023)—With soaring demand and rising costs, Tampa Bay leaders are trying to tackle the housing crisis from multiple angles. One of them is simply concrete,... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

16 Nonprofit Agencies Selected for over $5M in Community Wellness Grants

United Way of Central Florida releases which local, nonprofit agencies are receiving over $5 million released for Community Wellness Initiative in Polk. The pilot program awarded 501(c)(3) nonprofits funding from... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

UF/IFAS scientists lure Burmese pythons using radio telemetry during mating/breeding season

The University of Florida has partnered with several federal and state agencies on a large-scale python removal project to protect the Everglades. The project combines Burmese python ecology with removal... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

The Florida Chamber Stands in Support of Florida's Game-Changing Lawsuit Abuse Reform Package - HB 837

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 24, 2023)— Today, Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson stood with Speaker of the House Paul Renner and bill sponsors Representative Tommy Gregory and... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

United Fight Alliance Partners with California's UpNext Fighting

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2023 / -- United Fight Alliance and UpNext Fighting announce a multi-fight television broadcast deal. Los Angeles based UNF presents the greatest experience in the world of combat... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

YashaaGlobal, Leading Digital Marketing Agency is expanding it's operations

YashaaGlobal, a leading digital marketing agency, is expanding its operations to Jacksonville, Florida. The new branch will be located at 12086 Fort Caroline Road, Suite 301, Jacksonville, Florida 32225. This... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

Entrex Carbon Market commits capital to Net Zero Analysis and Design Corp

  BOCA RATON, FL, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2023 / -- Entrex Carbon Market today announced it has executed a Letter of Intent to make a sizable capital investment into Net Zero... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

Mitch Gould of Nutritional Products International: More Good News for the Economy

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2023 / -- There is more good news about the economy.“The S&P Global Flash U.S. services sector index increased from 46.8 to 50.5 in February,”... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

Mystro Launches 5StarClub App for Personalized Body Transformation

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2023 / -- The programs offer personalized guidance to help people unlock their true potential.With sedentary lifestyles becoming the norm, obesity is rising even... Read more »
Published on 2/24/2023

The Alliance for the Arts Received Record Breaking 720 submissions for 37th All Florida Exhibition

FORT MYERS, FL (February 23, 2023) – The Alliance for the Arts received 120 more submissions than the previous  Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit. Out of over 700 submissions, the... Read more »
Published on 2/23/2023

BRIGHT Network to connect human trafficking victims with critical care and resources to transition into new life

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2023) — An online platform developed by researchers at the University of South Florida, in close collaboration with anti-trafficking professionals and survivors, will help victims of... Read more »
Published on 2/22/2023

Florida seaports see record-high cargo in 2022; Poised to gain more market share over next 5 years

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 22, 2023) – Florida’s 16 seaports experienced a new record high of 112.5 million tons of cargo received during 2022, a six percent increase over 2021, a... Read more »
Published on 2/22/2023

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