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4/29 Orlando Luncheon-Lenders Panel

4/29/2014 - (Citrus Club) -Orlando, FL

5/14 TMA/CFA/SBRN Tampa Mixer

5/14/2014 - (Brio Tuscan Grill) -Tampa, FL

TMA SouthEast Regional Conf - May 29-30, 2014

5/29/2014 - (Jekyll Island) -Jekyll Island, GA

Business News from around Florida TMA News releases

1st United Bancorp boosts loans $25M in Q1

4/18/2014 - 1 st United Bancorp grew its loans by $25 million in the first quarter, although its profits dipped slightly. The Boca Raton-based bank holding company (NASDAQ: FUBC), which owns the largest bank based in Palm Beach County, posted net income of $2.7 million, down from net income of $2.8 million in the fourth quarter. That was still improved from net income of $1.6 million in the first quarter of 2013. The bank’s loans grew by $25 million during the first quarter to reach $1.16 billion on March…

3 reasons the Centennial-Florida Traditions deal could be the start of more bank M&A

4/18/2014 - A merger and acquisition climate that is heating up is likely to lead to more bank deals, similar to the  $43 million planned purchase of Florida Traditions Bank by Centennial Bank and its parent company, Home BancShares Inc. Improved pricing, regulatory pressures and competition are among the reasons John Hill Jr., senior managing director a Tampa investment bank Hyde Park Capital, expects to see more bank M&A. Most of the bank acquisitions since 2007 have involved failed banks, with a few one-off…

Details to be revealed soon on eateries to replace Hue, Urban ReThink

4/18/2014 - Downtown’s foodie scene may soon learn what will replace the Hue restaurant and the Urban ReThink co-working/cultural meeting space in Thornton Park. The trendy downtown Orlando neighborhood this afternoon tweeted to its 490 followers to be on the lookout for news on from the Thornton Park Restaurant Group for what’s happening in the shopping and dining district. See the tweet below. Hue closed in May 2013 and Urban ReThink closed its doors a few months later in October 2013. The Thornton…

Taking off: Closer look at Orlando airport's $103M in construction projects

4/18/2014 - The next time you have to stop a conversation thanks to the noise from a 747 landing at Orlando International Airport, don't get annoyed. That's just the sound of economic impact. In addition to being the backbone of Orlando's $50 billion tourism industry, Orlando International Airport has six projects going on right now with a budget more than $1 million. Those projects alone are valued at more than $103 million.  Hit the slideshow to get an update on the projects, based on information presented…

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