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How the region can further fuel tech growth
Monday, June 10, 2019
The Panelists- Front row: Michael Udine, Will Fleming and John Machado. Back row: Bob Swindell, Lonnie Maier, Bob Fitts, Bob White and David Coddington Diversity, collaboration, a sense of energy, great weather and low taxes are some of the factors fueling the growth of the technology scene in South Florida, according to a panel convened by SFBW and
SFBJ celebrates 2019 Business of Pride Awards
Friday, June 7, 2019
By Emon Reiser – Digital Producer, South Florida Business Journal The SFBJ Business of Pride Class of 2019 VIEW SLIDESHOW (72 photos) After accepting their awards on stage Thursday, honorees shared personal stories with the audience. Many stressed the importance of being openly LGBTQ in the workplace as a way to fend off discrimination
OESBD Receives U.S. Highest Export Award
Monday, June 3, 2019
At a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Thursday, May 23rd, the Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) received the President's "E" Award for their outstanding contributions to U.S. exports. For the past four years, OESBD has been committed to export expansion through its innovative International Trade initiatives that have a broad impact.
Seminole Hard Rock seeks 1200 new workers for guitar-hotel expansion
Thursday, May 30, 2019
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is seeking more than 1,200 new workers for its expanded resort and 450-foot guitar-shaped hotel. A job fair is set for June 4, according to a statement from the resort, which said it is looking for full- and part-time workers in practically every facet of the casino, food and hospitality sectors. The
Brightline, Branson and Beckham Usher in New Era for Broward County
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Greater Fort Lauderdale is in the midst of a development boom. With Virgin Trains opening up the South Florida corridor, high-profile celebrity projects underway and dozens of cranes dotting the region’s skyline, Greater Fort Lauderdale has captured the national spotlight. The latest jobs data clearly showed the strength of the Broward County region
Panelists: Why Florida firms should care about LGBT workplace equality 
Friday, May 17, 2019
By Ryan Lynch – Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal (From left to right) Bob Swindell, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Tony Sandonato, Wyndham Destinations; Cal Jackson, Tech Data Corp.; Sabrina Kent, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce; Nadine Smith, Equality Florida Being inclusive to LGBT individuals is good for business. So said several
Off the Street - Florida Trend Editorial on Homelessness
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
About five years ago, an encampment of homeless people took root in Fort Lauderdale on the grounds of the county library downtown, just a couple blocks from the riverfront and stylish Las Olas Boulevard. In time, 80 people lived there in tents. Some had generators and barbecue grills, but there were no toilets or showers. The smell was, I’m told,
Trading Up
Thursday, May 9, 2019
His trusty toolbox and iPad situated nearby, Josh Guadalupe pulls apart panels from a seaplane, inspecting for saltwater corrosion. He checks the iPad from time to time, meticulously looking at the aviation manuals to ensure each task is done properly as he performs maintenance repairs. Airplanes flying overhead roar in the background at the hangar at
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