Governor DeSantis

Today, at The Birchwood hotel in St. Petersburg, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state will move to Phase 3 of his “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan” for Re-Opening Florida, including allowing restaurants to operate at full capacity, effective immediately. There will no longer be operational limitations enforced by the State ofContinue Reading

CareerSource Tampa Bay’s Young Talent of Tampa Bay program has more than $500,000 to assist recent high school graduates ages 16 to 24 years old, begin post-secondary training, paid-work experience, or entrepreneurial training. Due to the COVID-19 healthcare crisis, The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts explosive employment growth for theContinue Reading

LifeLink® of Florida is thrilled to announce that 41 local hospitals have earned recognition for their work and dedication in support of organ, eye and tissue donation through the national Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HealthContinue Reading

At the request of former Board Chair Brad Prechtl and his wife Terri, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation (FCSF) is transferring all proceeds from the Brad & Terri Prechtl Fund to a newly-created special fund for immediate financial assistance to cancer patients who have been affected by COVID-19. The FCS Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization thatContinue Reading

CareerSource Tampa Bay has more than $500,000 to assist recent high school graduates ages 16 to 24 years old, begin post-secondary training, paid-work experience, or entrepreneurial training. In response to COVID-19, CareerSource Tampa Bay’s (CSTB) Young Talent of Tampa Bay program is holding virtual informational sessions bi-weekly to inform youthContinue Reading

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is seeking to reduce deaths and suffering from hereditary cancers with the launch of a cancer genetics program across its statewide practice. The use of a powerful and proven technology tool developed by Chicago-based software and data analytics company, CancerIQ, and the addition of a specially-trainedContinue Reading

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected business, commerce, investments and tourism in the Philippines? I had the opportunity to discuss this with the Chairman of the Board of Boracay Beach (BBI)  and successful entrepreneur—Grace Tolentino. Robert Herriman: Can you start out by telling the audience a little about yourself? Grace Tolentino:Continue Reading

Publix Pharmacy is now filling prescriptions for pet medications in Florida. Available medications include treatments for common conditions, and most are eligible for delivery through ScriptDrop. Available medication categories include allergies antibiotics arthritis and anti-inflammatory bronchitis ear (antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal) endocrine (Addison’s Disease, Cushing’s Syndrome, diabetes and hypothyroidism) heartContinue Reading

Faour Glass Technologies will open its newest SLIMPACT® showroom in Downtown Naples, FL at The Collective this fall.  The Collective is a one-of-a-kind design hub and catalyst for inspiration, showcasing a variety of interior and exterior luxury products and services. The Collective embodies the complete home design cycle – from architectureContinue Reading

Many in Tampa may be joining a new protest set for today: the #BoycottThe4th protest. Co-owner of Tampa restaurant Vegg’d Out Vegan Kitchen, Yourhighness Tafari spoke with WFLA spoke about Independence Day protests, attempting to explain the sentiment. “This is something that publicly stands as a holiday of freedom, independence.Continue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Earlier this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed “The Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act” (HB 1193) which eliminates barriers of entry to certain professions licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) by adding endorsement and reciprocity provisions, removing supplemental business licenses and corresponding license fees, reducingContinue Reading

As the education system continues to evolve in the post-pandemic world, iCode will bring their specialized computer science and coding platform to Tampa, seeking for franchisees. Coding and computer science ed gives students not only the technical abilities to succeed in jobs down the line, but also develops cognitive flexibilityContinue Reading

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) recently celebrated the start of construction of its new Trinity Cancer Center. When complete in early 2021, the 37,000 square foot facility will include radiation oncology and next-generation PET/CT imaging technology along with 27 exam rooms and 52 chairs for chemotherapy and other infusions.Continue Reading

The labor market continues to see an increase in activity, increasing 2.9 percentage points between the weeks of May 24-30 and June 7-13, according to a report by economists from Virginia Commonwealth University and Arizona State University. “Virtually all states have begun to reopen their economies. But crucial questions remainContinue Reading

Universal Orlando laid off an undisclosed number of employees on Tuesday despite reopening its theme parks weeks ago. No details were given regarding departments or business units impacted by the move. “We have made the difficult decision to reduce our Parks & Resorts workforce across multiple locations and business units,”Continue Reading

Many Floridians throughout the state have found themselves unemployed due to the  COVID-19 pandemic. If you are among the Floridians who is currently unemployed please save Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 on your calendar, for it is when Senator Janet Cruz will be hosting her free annual Job Fair. Senator Janet Cruz’s jobContinue Reading

Apple is planning to close nearly a dozen retail stores located in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” an Apple spokesman said Friday in a statement after being contactedContinue Reading

AMC Theatres, the largest movie theater chain in the U.S., updated the policy requiring visitors to wear masks at its theaters. On Friday, following social media backlash, AMC announced it would now require visitors to wear masks at its theaters when they reopen in July after previously claiming it would notContinue Reading

The Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai promised to launch an investigation against T-Mobile after millions nationwide were affected by an outage that impacted 911 services. “The T-Mobile network outage is unacceptable. The @FCC is launching an investigation. We’re demanding answers—and so are American consumers,” Pai tweeted after the hours-longContinue Reading