Message and invitation from Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

Energy touches all of us every single day, from the food we eat, to the air we breathe, to how we move from home to work and beyond. This is why it’s critical we work together to create comprehensive policies that allow Florida to be a leader in energy innovation. It’s imperative that all Floridians have clean, affordable energy while also creating new opportunities for Florida businesses and addressing the growing crisis of climate change.

I hope you’ll join us September 4-6 for the 2019 Florida Energy and Climate Summit in Tampa. Here, we’ll share ideas on diversifying the state’s energy sources; promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative vehicle technology; spurring economic growth; and adapting to climate change.

Take a moment to review the agenda and then register for the summit. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa – together, we can keep Florida growing!


Job market not all it might seem

Google’s tool for searching job listings may have been beneficial for employers and job boards looking for candidates, but several rival job-finding services contend anti-competitive behavior has fueled its rise and cost them users and profits.

According to Jumpshot, a research firm which receives browsing data from antivirus apps, Google’s widget drew 120 million user clicks in June 2019 in the United States alone, about double from August 2017. Continue reading

Florida banks to merge

Professional Holding Corp. and Marquis Bancorp, both of Florida, have jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge in which Marquis Bank will combine with Professional Bank. Subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, the combined banking institution will have approximately $1.6 billion in assets, making it the 12th largest community bank in Florida.

Mergers, Finance