August 24, 2011 RSS feed / Business News

SWFL PR pros take top honors

The Southwest Florida chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association has won the association’s 2011 Chapter of the Year Award. More...

Consumer sentiment plunges

August’s Consumer Reports Index, a measure of overall consumer sentiment, fell to its lowest level since December 2009 and registered its sharpest drop in two years, as recent events in Washington about the debt ceiling debate fixed attention o More...

Fort Myers’ taxes among the lowest for tourists

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Fort Myers was ranked second for the lowest tax-burdened central cities out of 50 U.S. destinations recently rated in an annual study by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation. More...

Investors and traders can learn from each other

MONEY & INVESTING

Many people think that investing and trading have little in common. Actually they have a lot in common. They might be traveling down different roads but traders and investors want to get to basically the same place. More...

J.J. Taylor to host ‘Cheers to Education’

Event celebrates unlikely partnership between boozing and schools

Beer wholesaler, J. J. Taylor, will host “Cheers to Education,” an evening networking event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at its distribution center in Fort Myers. More...

Scripps-Tenet deal expected to bring jobs, $402 million to Florida

It’s a marriage of medicine and science. And when it is finally consummated, a partnership between Tenet Florida Inc. and The Scripps Research Institute is expected to have an economic impact of $402 million over five years. More...