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Clearwater-based MariJ expanding into growing U.S. hemp market

Clearwater, Fla.-based MariJ Pharmaceuticals is following its corporate sibling as a participant in the emerging U.S. hemp market by entering into an agreement to produce organic hemp oil.

Publix shareholders to receive dividend

Come Feb. 1, shareholders of Publix Super Markets should watch their mailboxes or bank accounts for a 22.25-cents-per-share quarterly dividend payout, the Lakeland-based grocery chain said in a news release.

Spirit Airlines launching nonstop flights from Tampa to Boston

Spirit Airlines, based in Miramar, recently said that Boston residents keen on escaping the wintry Northeast for a few days will soon have the option of flying the airline's new nonstop flights from Boston Logan International Airport to Tampa International Airport beginning next month.

B/E Aerospace facing shareholder suit over sale to Rockwell Collins

A class-action lawsuit was recently filed against the board of B/E Aerospace, a Wellington-based maker of aircraft parts, over the company's sale to Rockwell Collins Inc., a New York law firm said in a news release.

Elite taps self-storage pro as new president

Rob Consalvo, the former chief operating officer of iStorage, was recently named president and chief technology officer of Elite Stor Capital Partners.

Weston bank loan shores up West Palm marina

A West Palm Beach marina will stay afloat thanks to a $67.5 million deal with Florida Community Bank in Weston.

St. Petersburg hosting week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

The city of St. Petersburg led off a week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations with the Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement concert on Jan. 8 and 9, the city said in a news release.

Sanibel Captiva Bank branch opens in downtown Fort Myers

The Greater Fort Meyers Chamber of Commerce announced the opening of a Sanibel Captiva Community Bank branch in downtown Fort Meyers in a recent news release.

Duke Energy grants helping Florida nonprofits

Duke Energy said in a recent news release that it donated more than $3 million to Florida nonprofits in the past year.

Free seminar in Bonita Springs to focus on facial rejuvenation

Dr. Stephen Prendiville, a Fort Myers facial plastic surgeon, will present a free seminar on facial rejuvenation Jan. 27 in Bonita Springs, the Greater Fort Meyers Chamber of Commerce said on its website.

Florida Power and Light plans to expand solar capacity

Florida Power and Light Company has built three new solar centers and said in a recent news release that it plans to expand by building four more in 2017.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank names manager for Gateway branch

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank said in a recent news release that Veronica Leblanc will become vice president and office manager of the new Gateway branch at Gateway Boulevard and Devonshire Lakes Drive.

Service day, stand down in Fort Myers to aid homeless, veterans

The Lee County Homeless Coalition will host its 17th annual Homeless Service Day and Veterans Stand Down on Saturday, Jan. 21, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce said in a recent posting.

Corporate Benefit Partners seminar series kicking off in Boca Raton

Corporate Benefit Partners will launch its Executive Seminar Series this month at the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

College readiness program making gains in Glades County

2016 turned out to be a successful and promising year for the students and teachers in the AVID About Success student program in Glades County, the Glades Education Foundation said in a posting on the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce website.

Fort Meyers law firm welcomes newest stockholder

The Fort Meyers law firm of Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt recently named attorney William Boltrek as a stockholder, the firm said in a news release.

SAT/ACT prep courses to be held at Palm Beach State College

Several SAT/ACT prep courses for area high school students are being offered at Palm Beach State College's Boca Raton campus, a release posted on the Greater Boca Raton Area Chamber of Commerce website said.

Attorney discusses legal issues facing business startups with Polk County Young Entrepreneurs Academy students

Attorney Steve Aycock of Cygnet IP Law in Lakeland recently spoke to students at Polk County Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA! Polk) about the legalities to consider before starting a small business, the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce said on its website.

Leadership Collier program accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Leadership Collier program which was created by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce more than two decades ago to prepare participants to be effective leaders in the community.

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman caps record year with West Palm Beach office lease

Commercial real estate services firm NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Inc. recently said it completed the largest office lease transaction for the year 2016 in Palm Beach County when the Health Care District of Palm Beach County signed a 7.5 year lease for 42,000 square feet at Flagler Waterview in West Palm Beach.

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