In the first three-quarters of 2016, Florida welcomed 85 million visitors — with third-quarter figures of 26.9 million guests reflecting the state’s record-breaking 5.1 percent growth over the year and spurring praise from Gov. Rick Scott.
The opening days of December saw the launch of a new hotel on the Key West coastline, bringing luxury accommodations to a 1-mile stretch of lushly landscaped tropical land at the apex of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
Florida’s relatively restrictive laws on home bakers and other food makers should be loosened, including allowing individuals to earn more money from sales, advocacy groups said.
Florida Animal Friend (FAF), an animal rights group that has given nearly half a million dollars to help underwrite Tampa area spay and neuter programs, said this week that a Florida specialty license plate aimed at raising funds to control the pet population has been redesigned.
Francis Rooney, a construction industry executive who was recently elected as a Republican to represent Florida’s 19th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, will be the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Southwest Florida’s luncheon meeting Dec. 15 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center.
The results of a $40 million renovation to the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa in Florida should be obvious as soon as guests begin gracing the 11-story hotel’s lobby in January.
With the launch of Watercrest Senior Living Group’s latest project in Port St. Lucie, Fla., last summer, the company continued its growth of assisted living facilities across the southeast U.S.
Bay Street, a new gated community in Osprey offering four different floor plans priced from the low $200,000s, has new homes available through April.
Toronto-based Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust said this week it has closed on a $52.5 million deal that adds more that 900,000 square feet of leasable space in Sarasota to its portfolio.
Robert Half, one of the world's largest specialized staffing firms, will be holding its 8th annual Holiday Toy Drive and Christmas Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Joe & Ann Garcia Salesian Boys & Girls Club, 302 W. Gladys St. in Tampa.
For the fifth consecutive year, a Houston-based legal services firm has taken top honors in four categories of Florida’s 'Daily Business Review' awards.
Amid concerns over the risk of brain injury among professional athletes, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has launched a three-year study of how concussions affect brain development in young athletes.
An innovative business model is credited for qualifiying TerraCom Direct’s selection this month as one of 50 businesses on the prestigious 'Florida Companies to Watch' list.
Thanks to the new Homee app, it now takes as little as 30 minutes to bring an electrician or other skilled maintenance worker onsite to help complete a project.
An 11-story hotel bearing the names of two hospitality titans -- Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites -- opened to fanfare in early December.
Leadership St. Pete (LSP), part of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and its foundation, named nearly 40 area leaders to its Class of 2017 at last week's LSP Alumni Association Holiday Social.
Connecticut-based Simione Healthcare Consultants recently named Anna Alvarez of Florida, a 25-year veteran of nursing and health care management, as a senior manager in quality management and operations improvement.
Naples attorneys Cary Goggin and Kyla Thomson have been made partners in the Florida law firm Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross (GADC).
Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit group that supplies weekend meals to needy students in Lee and Collier counties, is seeking company donations to help fund the program through its Business Partner Initiative.
A gated community in Venice that has already sold 30 of a planned 109 homes near Manasota Key is now accepting preconstruction sales for the project’s second phase.