| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Very strong competition, Jonathan Smiga noted, can often inspire entrepreneurs toward creativity. And as Smiga’s company, Barnie’s Coffeekitchen, prepares to celebrate the very first Santa’s White Christmas Day on Monday, Dec. 22, he...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Brandon McGee needed a gift for his girlfriend on Christmas Eve and because he's only 15, he also had to have a ride to the Altamonte Mall.
"I had to get my dad and brother here somehow, so I just bought tickets to see "The Hobbit," said McGee of...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Ari Albinder, owner and broker of Mizner Grande Realty, predicted the Boca Raton-based firm would hit $225 million in sales this year, easily surpassing the record of $214 million set in 2013.
Turns out Albinder underestimated just a little.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets will offer benefits to married same-sex couples.
The grocery chain with about 168,500 employees nationwide said it will start offering health, dental and vision benefits to any couple that is married in any state,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Publix Super Markets has told employees that gay and lesbian couples legally married elsewhere will be eligible Thursday for group health and other insurance, the Miami Herald reported.
“Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Publix is expanding spouse...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:27 PM
First of two parts.
Time to readjust thinking about Leesburg's $20 million smart-grid boondoggle.
Remember how it was sold to the public as a way to cut the average power bill by $25 or $30 a month? Nah, forget that.
Remember how it was to be "off...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:32 PM
Increasing consumer confidence, a recovering housing market and tourism growth are paving the way for a bright 2015 in retail, industry experts say.
"As the economy becomes more stable, businesspeople will feel more confident starting new businesses,"...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The underground taxi service Uber is pushing into Broward County, and the county is pushing back.
Broward taxi licensing officials say they've mounted two sting operations that resulted in citations for drivers of the so-called "ride-share'' service....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:03 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
It's time for another fantastic freebie free-for-all!
I've added a new Black Friday category so you can easily keep up with shopping strategies and the best deals for holiday shopping.
This week's offers include a free $10...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Using Florida farmworkers' six-day hunger strike as its jumping-off point, the advocacy documentary "Food Chains" launches its case for how supermarkets, fast-food restaurants and other food services indirectly exploit laborers.
The members of the...
| Nov 26, 2014
Barbara and Kent Johnson consider Faces365 Spa Boca Raton a one-stop shop for the well-groomed person looking for blow dries, makeup, and services from waxing and facials to anti-aging skin treatments and massage.
Their place in Boca Village Square is...