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Alarm grows among business leaders as prejudgment interest bills move through legislature

The state Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted in favor of a bill that would allow prejudgment interest to be tacked on to awards in personal injury cases in Florida.A similar bill was approved by a House subcommittee and has moved to that body’s Judiciary Committee.Business leaders and tort reform advocates are watching the progress of the bills with some alarm, arguing it is another hit against the business community

Henderson Franklin to hold employment law seminar

Henderson Franklin's Employment Law practice group is hosting its 25th annual HR Law & Solutions seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa in Fort Myers.

Destin, Fort Walton Beach chambers team up for business expo

The Destin and Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce are presenting the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County, a networking and marketing opportunity for the community.The event, running from 4 to 7 p.m. March 2 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Walton Beach, is designed to give attendees an opportunity to learn about other area businesses.

Florida Holocaust Museum kicks off 25th anniversary celebration with gala honoring Eisenhower

The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg kicked off a yearlong series of events celebrating its 25th anniversary with a gala honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower that featured his grandson, David Eisenhower, as keynote speaker.

GloFX LED Products looking for event marketer

GloFX LED Products is looking for a lead event coordinator and event marketing specialist with experience in electronic dance music (EDM) festivals. 

Cycle Brewery named best brewer in Florida

St. Petersburg's Cycle Brewing, owned by Doug and Tara Dorzak, was recently named Best Brewer in Florida by Ratebeer.com.

Destin Chamber opposes offshore drilling in Gulf of Mexico

The Destin Chamber of Commerce board recently passed a resolution to oppose offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tampa Chamber honors military personnel

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce recently recognized several members of the military at an awards ceremony. 

Florida provides $765,000 in grants to protect military installations

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently announced that $765,000 in grants were dolled out through one of the state's Defense Support Task Force Grant Program.

Studio@620 hosting group photography exhibition

Studio@620 in St. Petersburg will open a group photography exhibit this week.

Round Square - conversations @large opens Friday

Guest curator Katherine Gibson’s newest exhibition is more than the paradox the name implies. Her goal for Round Square – conversations @large, opening this week at Florida CraftArt, was to create a visual experience for visitors that is both obvious and implied.

Leadership Tampa participants experience Economic Development Day

Leadership Tampa’s Class of 2017 was recently invited to participate in an Economic Development Day that included behind-the-scenes tours of Tampa International Airport and Cigar City Brewing as part of the nine-month program.

Scott names new policy director

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently named Megan Fay as his new director of policy. Fay, former deputy director of legislative affairs, is taking over the position vacated by Jeff Woodburn, who has accepted an appointment as executive director of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission,

Homebuilder tapped to head Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Carlos Beruff to be chairman to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) and is expected to name 14 members to the commission soon.

Florida Power & Light building 8 new solar plants

Eight new 74.5-megawatt solar power plants will be constructed in Florida by 2018, Florida Power & Light Company (FLP) said in a recent release.

Fort Myers treatment center seeks admission manager

White Sands Treatment Center, a drug and alcohol recovery facility in Fort Myers, is looking to hire an admissions manager.

Fair Housing Summit coming to Fort Myers

The Fair Housing Act, religious land usage and the Equal Credit Reporting Act will be among the topics slated to be discussed at the Southwest Florida Annual Fair Housing Summit on April 12 in Fort Myers.

St. Petersburg slates special election on future of Al Lang Stadium

The St. Petersburg City Council recently took a step toward making Al Lang Stadium the home of a Major League Soccer team.

Miromar Outlets in Estero celebrates Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras in style, Estero’s Miromar Outlets hosted a New Orleans styled bar crawl and sponsored a round of giveaways, all with the sounds of live music from local band The Electric Mud and B103.9 radio.

Trial lawyers' 'No. 1 priority' stalls in Florida Senate

The plaintiffs’ bar stood alone and, at least for now, has been stymied in its efforts to advance legislation requiring a court to include prejudgement interest in an award from which the plaintiff recovers both economic and non-economic damage.

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