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  • New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns

    New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns
    The Coalition for the Homeless unveiled its new $6.6 million men's shelter Wednesday, drawing both praise for the Orlando nonprofit's transformation and concerns that the emergency shelter it once offered is gone. In a confetti-strewn grand opening...
  • Mike Perry: United Way works to eliminate causes of community problems

    When our local United Way's president, David Lewis, asked my wife and me to be the 2014 Campaign co-chairs, we didn't hesitate to say yes. Kim and I have always supported the mission of United Way — to improve the lives and conditions of all. I had...
  • Free money? Bigger, better EITC is as close as it gets

    Free money? Bigger, better EITC is as close as it gets
    If you're among the tens of thousands of Central Florida workers planning to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit this year, there's good news: It will be both easier to qualify and more generous in how much money you get back. The EITC, a federal...
  • Florida's low-wage jobs nothing to brag about

    Florida's low-wage jobs nothing to brag about
    As Gov. Rick Scott beckons residents of other states to move to Florida, touting a growth in jobs and lower taxes, he ignores the fact that nearly half of those already living in the Sunshine State are barely making ends meet. That's because jobs here...
  • The Crowd: Terrence Howard hustles, the bubbly flows

    The Crowd: Terrence Howard hustles, the bubbly flows
    Twenty-fifteen was launched with style on the Orange Coast. Hostess Elizabeth An and husband Gordon Clune welcomed some 300 guests in sparkling New Year's Eve attire to a very special party at AnQi, South Coast Plaza. Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne...
  • Nearly half of Central Florida households on financial edge

    Nearly half of Central Florida households on financial edge
    Nearly half of all households in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties struggle to cover the basics of food, shelter, medical care and transportation — putting them one missed paycheck or one unexpected bill away from financial free fall, new...
  • People on the Move: Boca chamber announces winners of young entrepreneur elevator pitch contest

    People on the Move: Boca chamber announces winners of young entrepreneur elevator pitch contest
    Hirings, promotions and recognition at South Florida employers. Recognition Lisa Boccard, cancer advocate and community spokeswoman for The Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund with Broward Health Coral Springs was recognized by theAmerican Business Women'...
  • Centenary Stage Company receives grant, and other company news

    Centenary Stage Company receives grant, and other company news
    Centenary Stage Company receives grant The Centenary Stage Company, a nonprofit professional equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J., has recently received a grant of $5,000 from the Sandra S. Kupperman...
  • Small sandal business attracts big attention

    Small sandal business attracts big attention
    In a small concrete-block office in downtown Orlando, Julie Colombino — a former Cirque aerialist turned disaster-relief worker — is trying to change the world through sandals. Colombino, 35, is surrounded by scores of them: simple, hand-...
  • Living amid squalor and no way out: Tymber Skan residents cry for help

    Living amid squalor and no way out: Tymber Skan residents cry for help
    When Jerletha Cosby signed her lease at Tymber Skan, she knew she wasn't getting the Ritz. But she thought she was at least getting a safe, functioning home for her four young children. Instead, she got exposed wires, rodents in the walls, an upstairs...
  • Southeast Toyota Distributors appoints lawyer Todd Clarke as VP

    Southeast Toyota Distributors appoints lawyer Todd Clarke as VP
    Southeast Toyota Distributors, part of JM Family Enterprises based in Deerfield Beach, appointed lawyer Todd Clarke as vice president and general counsel. Clarke, 42, joined JM Family in 2004 after working as a trial lawyer for six years in Colorado and...