Three girls with a passion for dance, yoga and twirling gave a successful pitch to a group of business executives and left the 7th Annual Entrepreneurship High School Challenge in first place with $1,000 in their pockets.
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A white shag rug accentuates the concrete floor in front of a big, bright window where low-flung leather furniture awaits clients. A conference room with 30-foot ceilings smells like the citrus-bellini candle burning on the table next to the lookbooks. Nineteen diamond-cut, metal steps ascend to the loft, a cozy confine of computers where sounds tangle with today’s top hits streaming on Spotify.
On the forefront of business needs for the next generation, Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) has added brand-new graduate coursework in Microsoft Dynamics 365, an Enterprise System used by thousands of companies worldwide.
Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business honored Colin Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., on Friday as its 2017 Business Leader of the Year, an event that drew more than 500 friends, colleagues and members of the FAU and South Florida business communities to the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 29, 2018) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and City of West Palm Beach are collaborating on an innovative program to bring interesting retail to Clematis Street. The business incubator idea was selected as a 2017 winner among 4,500 applicants to the Knight Cities Challenge that seeks community betterment ideas from the 26 communities where the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invests. The grants fund ideas to make cities more vibrant places to live, work and play. Just 33 ideas, including West Palm Beach’s, were awarded grants that year.
Eric Stephenson headed to Wall Street after college to put his finance degree to use, but soon realized he was looking for something more. After traveling the world, he found himself at a three-hour lunch with Lynn University’s now Social Impact Lab Director, Jerry Hildebrand. The relationship they formed that day helped Stephenson discover his purpose.
Among the 20 locales Amazon.com Inc. will consider for its new headquarters, South Florida is undeniably the wildcard pick. Standing alongside established corporate hubs such as Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and the like represents stiff competition in the hunt to land what some are calling the economic development deal of the century. But for local officials, major strides have already been made in the mission to land HQ2, as it’s come to be known.
In the wake of Miami being selected as one of the 20 finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, South Florida has its eyes on the next prize – Apple’s second campus.
West Palm Beach, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2018) – The year 2017 ended with among the lowest unemployment rates in a decade for Palm Beach County – 3.6 percent for December 2017 — down from 4.6 percent a year ago and below November’s 3.8 percent. The county’s rate was lower than the state’s 3.7 percent and the nation’s 3.9 percent (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.