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The Florida sponges are chiefly of four sorts: Sheepswool, velvet, reef and glove. The sheepswool is the most valuable. It requires about five to six years for a sponge to grow eight inches in diameter, and about three years to make six inches. The warmer the winter (which makes the water warmer) the faster ...
The commerce Department is urging President Trump to consider hefty tariffs and quotas to limit the import of steel and aluminum, after concluding the rising .... the action illegal and Europe threatened to retaliate with tariffs of its own, on Florida citrus, motorcycles made in Wisconsin, and other U.S. goods.

The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce convened for its annual breakfast on Feb. 16 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in downtown Sarasota. The 98th annual event saw a ballroom full of members of the Sarasota business community who had a chance to mingle, drink coffee and eat breakfast together.
Sponsored by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce. (L to R) ... for the vacant state representative seat created by the resignation of Mayor Paul Heroux offered differing views on gun violence and gun control following the horrific shootings that killed 17 people Wednesday at a Florida high school.
The Miami International Airport has been designated as a Foreign Trade Zone by the U.S. Commerce Department, reducing some of the costs for importers and exporters at the airport. The Miami-Dade aviation Department gained final approval from the regulatory agency last week, which will make MIA's ...
1) With so many online retailers, how are developers keeping up with the demand for industrial space? 2) What does the e-commerce/supply-chain and logistics industry look like over the next 5, 10, and 20 years? 3) What are the environmental impacts of South Florida's growing e-commerce market? What are SFL's largest ...

Sam's Club Makes e-commerce Push With Amazon Prime Competitor ... The company also said it was converting a former Sam's Club store in Memphis into a fulfillment center for online orders, and planned to open other e-commerce facilities in Florida, California, the Chicago area and the Northeast in the ...
House Bill 1013, a counterpart to the Senate bill, calls for putting Florida in daylight saving time year round but does not include the language changing the Panhandle to Eastern time. Carol Roberts, the president of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that if the Senate bill passes, there ...
Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson says there aren't many issues more important than water. "With six million more people expected to call Florida home by 2030, science-based solutions are the only way to ensure Florida's water future is sustainable and provides the quality of ...
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is partnering with the South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce and a private university from the Caribbean island to offer jobs to Hurricane Maria's evacuees. Scott said Wednesday the partnership will work through the state's job placement agency ...
Rick Scott announced the grant award, which will come from the Florida job Growth Grant Fund. Jacksonville officials have been trying to years to bring a large-scale manufacturing operation to the site at Cecil commerce Center on the Westside. A $6 million state grant announced Tuesday by Gov.
These people were largely interested in lands in other portions of Western Florida. They continued the trading business inaugurated by Forbes & Co., and the settlement grew rapidly. About 1830 the town of Apalachicola was laid out. The plan was destroyed and reformed in 1833, and again, on a larger ...
He also said that Chambers of Commerce and every individual that's approached him from Florida has been in opposition of that." Zapple heard directly from Zinke on Saturday - after being invited by the Governor along with seven other coastal stakeholders, Department of Environmental Quality Secretary ...
St. Petersburg College joins the partnership network that includes the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment corporation, Pinellas County SCORE, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development, the city of ...
Those voices include the city council and county commission, the St. Petersburg mayor, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, the Pinellas County Economic Development Council, Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, and the retired faculty group at USF St.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Florida and 15 other organizations sent a letter last month to the primary sponsor of the House workers' compensation bill advising him that any changes the Legislature makes to the system could be "premature and ultimately, inadequate" and ...
Dr. Mujahid and his team will provide dental services ranging from dentures and denture repairs, to preventive care, general dentistry and restoration. The new office, located in Bay County, is one of 72 Aspen Dental practices in Florida, a state where 65 of the 67 counties, including Bay, are designated as ...

This story was printed in the Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, issue of The News-Press. Regulators shut down Fort Myers-based commerce Bank of Southwest Florida on Friday, and dealt most of the deposits and assets to a Minnesota bank. According to the Federal Deposit insurance Corp.: The bank's single ...
Jacksonville, FL - Nine projects around the state are getting a share of $35 million, including an access road in Jacksonville. Florida governor Rick Scott stopped in Jacksonville to announce Florida job Growth Grant Fund projects. The Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity says ...
State lawmakers want to rewrite Florida's concealed weapons law so that people can get gun licenses even when criminal background checks are incomplete. ... The House version of the bill (HB 553) sailed through the House commerce Committee Thursday and now awaits a floor vote by the full House.
Local business leaders and members of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce were busy shaping our future as they helped students in our Young entrepreneurs Academy of Polk (YEA! Polk). ... Shark Tank on April 4- thank you to Irma Cole, Trillium Antiques; Ken Farris, Central Florida SCORE and YEA!
Gainer is vice chair of the Senate commerce and Tourism Committee. "We do not need the state legislation to tell us what time it is," Gainer said. "Anything of this magnitude that affects our daily lives should be put to a vote by the people." Jim Little can be reached at jwlittle@pnj.com and 850-208-9827.
Politically, a debate would keep both in the headlines at a time when they need the earned media. Gillum has struggled to raise money and gain real momentum in a crowded Democratic primary. In a Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released last month, Gillum was running in third with just 6 percent.
States are making different choices based on their own needs. If Chamber of Commerce members in Florida favor higher gas taxes for better roads, wouldn't they rather their tax money stay within the state, rather than going to D.C. and being re-routed to, say, Kansas? Advocates of increased federal taxing ...
Currently in the Florida Legislature, there is a provision in a bill that "no later than Jan. 15, 2019" USF must submit a plan to "phase out the separate accreditation of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus and the University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee Campus … no later than June 30, ...
The growth in our economy under Trump's watch hasn't been a surprise to members of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. We believe that when government encourages entrepreneurs and small businesses instead of looking for a new way to sneak in new regulations, businesses will ...
Davis, who will manage the strategic and operational goals of the chamber beginning in February, formerly was president of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida since 2014. There he expanded the chamber's membership while also focusing on training and development of ...
The new offerings that would be legalized under the bill coming before the state Senate's commerce and Tourism Committee would evade new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules requiring lenders to assess a borrower's ability to repay. But if the lenders didn't need to trap people ...
Ocala International commerce Park: Ocala-based Florida West Provisions Warehouse plans to build a storage building with front offices, four loading docks and parking at the Ocala International Commerce Park, which is Northwest 48th Terrace near Northwest Fifth Street. The 10,000-square-foot building ...
The proposed has the backing of Florida Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Florida and Florida TaxWatch. But critics argued that tying the hands of future lawmakers would establish minority-rule legislation. "It sets in place, permanently, a situation in which people --- who take the position in ...
... about the attached timelines, said she will continue to work on the proposal, which has support from Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and business-lobbying groups Associated Industries of Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce ...
LAKELAND -- Dreaming big was the message during Thursday night's annual Lakeland Chamber of Commerce meeting. ... Jenkins Award for community service to Alice Hunt, vice president of her family company, Hunt Construction of Central Florida Inc., a commercial and residential building contractor.
CoreCivic, Inc. (nyse: CXW) announced today that it has acquired the 260,867-square foot capital commerce Center, located in Tallahassee, Florida. Capital Commerce Center is 98% leased, and 87% leased to the State of Florida on behalf of the Florida Department of Business and Professional ...
Representatives from the Destin Chamber of Commerce and Okaloosa County school District announced a plan they hope will lead to a Destin high school. The two ... Condolences poured in from across Florida as news spread of the sudden passing of popular longtime lawmaker Greg Evers. A good ol' ...
"I believe this is in the best interest for Florida taxpayers." The FirstNet buildout plan involves AT&T, in partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce, to create an "entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first ...
"Even better than the Leadership Excellence workshop, I won the door prize at this event - a three and a half day Disney Institute workshop in Orlando, Florida. I chose to attend the 'Disney's Approach to Customer Service' workshop in the summer of 2011. This workshop included instruction, activities, ...
Ross Hancock sold his four-bedroom house in Coral Gables, a city of pastel luxury at the edge of Miami, because he was worried that sea-level rise would eventually hurt his property's value. He and his wife, Darlene, downsized to a small condo on Biscayne Bay, perched atop one of the highest coral ...
Horne, an expert in Florida history and folklore and a talented musician, performed several period songs on the fiddle, harmonica and guitar, adding to the spirit of the late 19th century and early 20th century steamboat era. Beginning in the early 1800s, these steam-powered craft became popular providing ...
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of commerce has been recognized as one of Florida's top Chambers of Commerce for "outstanding achievement and dedication to the industry,'' according to a news release. The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) named the Upper Tampa Bay ...
The Manatee Chamber, the region's largest, won the National Chamber of the Year award in 2007 from the American Chamber of Commerce and was recognized four times -- in 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2015 -- as the Florida Chamber of the Year. It recently received the "Leading Light Award" from the ...
To Congressman Vern Buchanan, Florida is the best state in the country to do business, and it's not just because of the weather. To a crowd at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday, the Longboat Key representative gave some insights on Washington D.C.'s inner workings. The Sunshine ...
Currently in the Florida Legislature, there is a provision in a bill that "no later than Jan. 15, 2019" USF must submit a plan to "phase out the separate accreditation of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus and the University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee Campus … no later than June 30, ...
Previously, he chaired the boards for the Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland Vision and the United Way of Central Florida. In 2011, Snuggs chaired the Building Committee at the First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, which raised $16 million for expansion and new facilities. In October, Snuggs began a ...
"I believe this is in the best interest for Florida taxpayers." The FirstNet buildout plan involves AT&T, in partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce, to create an "entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first ...
"Even better than the Leadership Excellence workshop, I won the door prize at this event - a three and a half day Disney Institute workshop in Orlando, Florida. I chose to attend the 'Disney's Approach to Customer Service' workshop in the summer of 2011. This workshop included instruction, activities, ...
Miami Beach wants the Florida Supreme Court to take up a battle about whether the city can move forward with a local minimum wage. ... Opponents, including the Florida Retail Federation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, filed a lawsuit against the city, ...
Ross Hancock sold his four-bedroom house in Coral Gables, a city of pastel luxury at the edge of Miami, because he was worried that sea-level rise would eventually hurt his property's value. He and his wife, Darlene, downsized to a small condo on Biscayne Bay, perched atop one of the highest coral ...
The Latest on President Donald Trump in Florida (all times local):. 7 p.m.. President Donald Trump is dining Thursday night at his private Mar-a-Lago club with commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says the two men will discuss trade, job creation and "America's ...
Horne, an expert in Florida history and folklore and a talented musician, performed several period songs on the fiddle, harmonica and guitar, adding to the spirit of the late 19th century and early 20th century steamboat era. Beginning in the early 1800s, these steam-powered craft became popular providing ...
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of commerce has been recognized as one of Florida's top Chambers of Commerce for "outstanding achievement and dedication to the industry,'' according to a news release. The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) named the Upper Tampa Bay ...


 

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