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“Zo’s Summer Groove” Presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


“Zo’s Summer Groove” Presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino July 22 – 24 Celebrates 15 Years of Helping the South Florida Community

Benefit Dinner and Gala with a Night of Entertainment with performances by Grammy Award Winner Alicia Keys, Mosaic and Black Violins Presented by Publix on July 23 at Hard Rock Live

July 21st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Culture,Hollywood,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

The Burger-Fi Revolution Has Begun

–Photo and story by Rachel Galvin– Restauranteur David Manero, known for restaurants like The Office, DeVito South Beach and Vic & Angelo’s, has opened his newest concept – Burger-Fi – in Lauderdale-By-the-Sea (4343 North Ocean Dr.). Have you tried it yet? Short for Burgerfication, this locale serves up fast food gourmet style and he keeps [...]

July 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Taste Broward | Read More »

Coral Springs offers Amnesty Period for First-Time Business Tax Receipt Applicants

When the Coral Springs City Commission approved the Coral Springs Business Plan for the period October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011, the plan included a business initiative for an amnesty period for first-time business tax receipt applicants who have never obtained a business tax receipt and were in business in Coral Springs prior to [...]

June 19th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Coral Springs,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Wet January welcome but water shortage concerns remain

South Florida Rainfall Jan 2011

Although parts of Central and South Florida received above-average rainfall in January, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists are reporting that the region remains in a rainfall deficit for the 2010-2011 dry season. “January’s rainfall was welcome and helpful, but in reality, it did not make up for a deficit accumulated through the last [...]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,Everglades,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management,Weather | Read More »

FHA to discu$$ EXPRE$$ LANE expansion on ALL Roads. WARNING!

Dear Neighbor, Everyone knows that we have a steadily increasing number of cars traveling on South Florida’s roadways.  If you’ve spent much time driving on I-95, you’ve undoubtedly become familiar with 95 Express, a new toll system also known as ‘managed lanes.’ These new toll lanes replaced carpool lanes, removing the multi-passenger requirement during rush [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Money,Transportation | Read More »

FREE Training for Prospective Florida Water Star Certifiers

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is hosting its third free training session for prospective Florida Water Star residential certifiers. The two-day workshop will feature an overview of the water conservation program’s three residential tiers — Gold, Silver and Bronze — along with hands-on field training in the Florida Water Star inspection process. A [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Emerging Green,Employment,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Water management | Read More »


We want YOU to work LIVE SHOWS! On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, Cruzan Amphitheatre will be hosting a Job Fair to recruit new employees at the venue for its upcoming season. The event will take place from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. During these hours, people interested in applying for positions at Cruzan Amphitheatre are invited to [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Latest news,Local news,Theater | Read More »

ProLogis leases 73,000 square feet in Coral Springs

Shoreline Aerospace, a distributor of aero systems for defense and commercial purposes, recently leased approximately 73,000 square feet of office and distribution warehouse space at ProLogis Park Sawgrass Building One in Coral Springs. The newly built, LEED Silver certified distribution center is now fully leased and Shoreline Aerospace is expected to move in early January [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Business,Coral Springs,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Is the public pension system in Broward County fair to taxpayers?

WHO: TOWER FORUM WHAT:           Is the public pension system in Broward County and Florida fair to taxpayers? The national pension reform wave has not washed over Florida, where state and local taxpayers pay more than $3 billion a year to fund public retirement benefits. But with the state facing another multibillion dollar budget gap, many [...]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Environmentally conscious, canned and edible


It is not every day you go to the grocery store and pick up a can of food by a manufacturer who develops, implements and expands green policies for its company. Welcome Bruce Foods. Consistent with most companies, they include their “about us” page where they highlight their ideas and about how they do business. [...]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Emerging Green,Local news | Read More »

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance launches new campaign to lure new headquarters to area

After defining the requirements for a successful branding and business marketing campaign for Broward County with leading site location industry consultants, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance has launched a new brand and national/international advertising campaign. “The CEO Council of the Alliance began this effort nearly two years ago to determine how to most effectively market [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »


TALLAHASSEE, FL—Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a consumer advisory following the arrest of David Lewalski for his alleged involvement in Botfly, a $30 million investment fraud scheme.  Lewalski was detained by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) last Thursday. “I am pleased that David Lewalski has been arrested for his alleged role in the [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Tallahassee | Read More »

New Water and Fire Damage Restoration Business Opens to Serve Ft. Lauderdale

Daniel Rizzi is the owner of Rainbow International of Broward County. His business offers water, fire, smoke and mold damage cleanup and restoration services as well as carpet, grout and tile cleaning. Communities served include Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Davie, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines and Weston.

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Business,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,New businesses,Pembroke Pines,Weston,cooper city | Read More »

Hire someone? Fill forms for $2400-$9000 tax credit online

Agency for Workforce Innovation Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo today announced that employers can apply for a federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) using a new online system that can dramatically speed up the approval process. “The Work Opportunity Tax Credit allows employers hiring workers from several target groups, including veterans and people receiving several types [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Spirit Airlines expands Fort Lauderdale service

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Spirit Airlines recently announced a new expansion of its service with the introduction of non-stop service to five new markets from the airline’s Fort Lauderdale home. Included in the expansion are: Plattsburgh, NY (serves Montreal, Canada) – four weekly non-stops starting January 14, 2011. Located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York on the [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance business news briefs

From the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance: www.gflalliance.org. Alliance Announces New Jobs at Annual Meeting, Introduces J. David Armstrong, Jr. as FY 2011 Chairman Despite the down economy, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance reported at its annual meeting Thursday that it was able to help attract seven new company relocations and expansions in our community, and [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Shining Stars honored at Carrabba’s in Pompano Beach

Michael Borkowski with Melissa Rapkin, Pompano Chamber board chair and Ric Green, president of Pompano Chamber.

A full house celebrated the growth and future of Pompano Beach last week as business and community leaders packed Carrabba’s Italian Grill to honor the Shining Star Awards. This annual event is sponsored by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and recognizes those who have made a difference in the Pompano community. Honored with awards [...]

October 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Amendment 4 Informational Forum in Hollywood Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 The Hollywood Lakes Civic Association (HLSCA) in partnership with the Hollywood Hills Civic Association (HHCA) will host a Forum on the upcoming statewide ballot question, Amendment 4. Amendment 4 would require city or county land use or comprehensive plan changes to go before the voters at an upcoming election. Participating in [...]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Elections,Hollywood,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Three Broward High Schools get grants to increase graduation rate

The Broward Education Foundation received a $40,000 grant from Citi Foundation for the “Ready, Set & College Bound” Program.  The program’s goal is to increase high school graduation rates at three Broward County high schools – Deerfield Beach, Hallandale and Stranahan. The relationship between Citi and the Education Foundation goes back more than 20 years. [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Schools | Read More »

Broward commission skips passing resolution against Amendment 4

By Andrea Freygang Broward County commissioners passed on taking an official stance on Amendment 4, despite the majority of them being against the constitutional amendment. The bill, put forth as a citizen initiative would require a vote by residents and all land-use and comprehensive plan changes put forth by a local government. The first speaker [...]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

Pompano holding meeting to discuss branding for community

The City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will be hosting a Branding Work Session that will be open to the public on Thursday, September 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers located at 100 West Atlantic Boulevard. All residents and business owners are invited to attend to have their ideas and [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Business briefs from Broward Alliance


Royal Caribbean Chairman and CEO to Headline Alliance Annual Meeting Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., will be the keynote speaker at the Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Dinner on October 14, 2010.  The theme of this year’s meeting will be “What’s the Buzz about Broward?”  This year’s annual meeting is being transformed [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Pompano Business to Business Expo in September

Susan Gingerich, with Basket Garden Gifts, at a previous Pompano Chamber expo.

POMPANO BEACH- The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Business to Business Expo on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Pompano Beach Citi Centre.   The networking, fun and chance to meet with local businesses, begins at 5:30 PM and runs until 7:30 PM.  The Pompano Beach Citi Centre is located on [...]

August 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Turkey Point Nuclear Cost Recovery Hearing Begins Tuesday


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a hearing on nuclear cost recovery beginning Tuesday, August 24.  The hearing will examine costs related to the construction of Florida Power & Light Company’s Turkey Point Units 6 and 7 and Progress Energy Florida’s Levy Units 1 and 2.  Costs related to the uprate of existing [...]

August 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,FPL,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Florida proposes “Arizona” style immigration laws

Take it back

Attorney General Bill McCollum today joined Representative  William Snyder, other legislative leaders and law enforcement officials to  unveil proposed legislation aimed at curbing illegal immigration in the  State of Florida. The proposed legislation will require law enforcement  officers to check suspected illegal immigrants’ status in the course of a  lawful stop, require Florida businesses to [...]

August 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Culture,Employment,International relations,Local news,National politics,Tallahassee | Read More »

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