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Point of View: A COVID-ravaged Florida tourism industry is looking ahead to 2021

Today, with a measured reopening, safety protocols increased throughout the tourism industry and a vaccine pending, things look a little brighter. According to a December survey, Florida’s tourism industry is starting to see positive trends in employee retention, an increase in the average hotel occupancy rate, and higher percentages of revenue and profit since July. the […]

Column: Build resilience for a stronger, safer Florida

As hurricanes form, we all know the drill. But many Floridians must now prepare for flooding due to sea level rise even when the tropics are quiet — routinely moving cars to higher ground, sandbagging doors and stocking up on drinking water. And flooding continues to reach ever further inland with rising seas. A 2016 Zillow report […]

Voting rights depend on truly completed sentences, law protects crime victims

Marsy’s Law meant for victims Recently, the Daytona Beach News-Journal wrote about crime victims’ rights, known as Marsy’s Law for Florida, and law enforcement’s use of the law. As a crime victim, I wanted to share my experience with Marsy’s Law so your readers can also understand the good it has brought for crime victims. Shortly before […]

Destinations Florida Wins Top Flagler Award; Brings Home Two Flagler Awards for Work Supporting Florida’s Tourism Industry

Tallahassee, Fla. – Destinations Florida, the statewide association that serves local tourism promotion organizations, was a big winner at last night’s Flagler Awards. The association took home the Best of Show award in the category for organizations with an annual marketing budget of less than $500,000. Destinations Florida was also recognized with a Henry Award […]

Florida utility crews to help in storm aftermath

JEA among utilities that will have crews in Louisiana TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall Friday in Louisiana, utility crews from Florida will help restore electricity after the storm. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and 10 Florida municipal utilities will have crews in Louisiana, utility officials said Thursday. The municipal […]

Julio Fuentes: Access to fitness centers is critical during COVID-19 fight

As the president of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, it has been particularly tough for my community and our members to endure the health and economic fallout of COVID-19. We have watched as many of our businesses have struggled to stay afloat or have shut their doors altogether while many workers across the […]

FMEA celebrates National Public Power Week with energy saving tips

It’s National Public Power Week and the Florida Municipal Electric Association is using the annual event to broadcast ways Floridians can shave a few bucks off their power bill. FMEA geared its tips toward the work-from-home crowd, who have undoubtedly seen a spike in their monthly bill as they spend more hours at home. “The pandemic has […]

FMEA: Public Power Utilities Across Florida Helping Alabama Recover From Hurricane Sally

Prior to Hurricane Sally making landfall this week, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) coordinated with public power utilities from across Florida to send mutual aid to assist with power restoration in Alabama. Crews from the city of Tallahassee Electric Utility, JEA in Jacksonville and the Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach will operate in Foley, Alabama, to assist […]