On behalf of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, I would like to congratulate Bealls, Inc. on its 100-year anniversary. The department store chain, which started in Bradenton and now has more than 530 stores throughout the state, is the very embodiment of what free enterprise is all about — the ability to grow and expand […]
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Score one for elevating education standards in Florida’s public schools. At the same time, the state’s education commissioner is precariously walking a tightrope on an ever-changing school grading system and a new standardized test.
“Gov. Scott was happy to sign this legislation that encourages private investment and continued job growth in Florida,” said Tupps, adding that the legislation was supported by such groups as the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and Associated Industries of Florida, among others.
After offending thousands of Canadians, causing havoc in local tourism offices and possibly running afoul of the Geneva Convention, Florida lawmakers completed a speedy about-face Tuesday, officially repealing a law requiring foreign tourists to get an International Driving Permit.
The Florida Education Summit “Breaking through Mediocrity” tour stopped in Orlando Wednesday to rally leaders in business and education and to address local education issues.
The summit was hosted by The Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Chamber Foundation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Florida Council of 100, and AT&T at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce knows most voters will walk into the booth on Election Day, read the one paragraph summary on each 11 proposed amendments for the first time and decide by the title if they like it or not.
With a packed November ballot, the business organization this year is out to change that habit.
May is World Trade Month, which celebrates the benefits of robust international trade on local, state and national economies.
This year, Florida lawmakers joined with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, the Florida Ports Council, local governments and a host of maritime businesses to celebrate the inaugural Florida World Trade Month.
Florida World Trade Month is aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of international trade as a major contributor to job creation and economic growth.
By BILL KACZOR – Associated Press TALLAHASSEE — Canada’s ambassador is urging the United States to expand its pre-clearance of tourists from his country so southbound Canadians can get to Florida in time for lunch — and a beer. Ambassador Gary Doer also touted a proposed oil pipeline between Canada and the United States on […]
BRADENTON HERALD EDITORIAL | Best of bills by Boyd, Bennett should be combined Legislation championed by Rep. Jim Boyd of Bradenton gained momentum over the past week — and deservedly so. With Florida serving as ground zero for staged vehicle accidents, bogus injuries and auto insurance fraud for several years now, the Legislature has tried […]