LETTER from the Florida President, James McArthur

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8/26 TMA/CFBLA Networking Happy Hour

8/26/2014 - (Mingo's) -Orlando, FL

9/9 TMA/CFA Fort Lauderdale Luncheon with Mark Vitner

9/9/2014 - (Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club) -Fort Lauderdale, FL

9/23 Tampa Luncheon-Usury Panel

9/23/2014 - (Centre Club) -Tampa, FL

10/15 Fort Lauderdale Retail Panel

10/15/2014 - (Tower Club) -Fort Lauderdale, FL

10/28 Orlando Luncheon-RealEstate Panel

10/28/2014 - (Citrus Club) -Orlando, FL

Business News from around Florida TMA News releases

Regulators fine Miami securities firm for defrauding customers on bonds

8/20/2014 - State regulators fined StateTrust investments and head securities trader Jose Luis Turnes $50,000 for charging excessive markups and markdowns to customers in corporate bond transactions. The Florida Office of Financial Regulation issued the fine in a settlement agreement on Aug. 14 with the firm that's based on Miami’s Brickell Avenue. RELATED CONTENT: Regulators accuse 7 men of running scam selling Virgin Gaming stock The matter started in June 2013, when the Financial Industry Regulatory…

Media General picks up WTTA in Tampa Bay

8/20/2014 - Tampa Bay's WTTA Great 38 is changing hands in a deal involving stations across the country. Sinclair Broadcast Group is selling WTTA to Media General. Media General already owns WFLA in Tampa and for years owned the Tampa Tribune. "Although there is a need for regulatory reform to increase the ownership cap, swaps like this one are advantageous to us in that we are trading a single station MyNet affiliate in a large market, allowing us to acquire quality television stations in smaller DMAs," wrote…

What’s next for Trader Joe’s $80M C. Fla. industrial complex

8/20/2014 - Now that Trader Joe’s owns a 76-acre swatch of land in Daytona Beach, the niche grocery chain is moving forward with plans to build its $80 million, 800,000-square-foot regional warehouse and distribution facility. Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joe’s related Trader Joe’s East Inc. last week closed on the purchase of the site on the east side of Interstate 95 in Daytona Beach for $7.8 million, or about $103,000 per acre. Seller Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. (NYSE: CTO), which has been doing…

Mica: Massive military contract will be launched in 2016

8/20/2014 - U.S. Rep. John Mica said Aug. 20 that a massive U.S. Department of Defense contract would be released in 2016 as planned. The fate of the $8 billion Train, Educate and Coach contract — better known as TEACH — has been up in the air this year, with new military leadership in Research Park. Mica said he met with Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, who said a revised version of TEACH, which will be released in a different format, would be launched by 2016 with the “same level of support from…

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