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10/15 Fort Lauderdale Retail Panel

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

10/23 TMA/CFA Boca Networking Event

10/23/2014 - (Truluck's at Mizner Park) -Boca Raton, FL

10/28 Orlando Luncheon-RealEstate Panel

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

11/12 TMA Miami Liquidation Panel

11/12/2014 - (TBA) -FL

11/17 Tampa Luncheon-UCC 9 Foreclosure and Sale Panel

11/17/2014 - (TBA) -FL

Business News from around Florida TMA News releases

VC-backed Fort Lauderdale startup aims to slash realtor fees

10/1/2014 - One Fort Lauderdale entrepreneur doesn’t think you should have to pay a 6 percent broker fee to sell your house. “Some people need more help,” said Todd Siegel, CEO of newly-launched startup LevelRE. “But some people do a lot of the work on their own, so they shouldn’t have to pay a lot of the commissions and fees.” LevelRE is an online brokerage tool with an à la carte menu. You can list your home for 1 percent of your home’s sale price, and then add other services as needed: having…

​Former Times marketing chief named brand manager of Visit St. Pete Clearwater

10/1/2014 - Visit St. Pete Clearwater has hired a veteran newspaper guy as its brand manager. Ed Cassidy knows Tampa Bay as a result of serving as marketing director for the former Tampa Bay Times from 1999 to 2005. From there, he took a post as Vice President of Communications and Event Marketing at USA Today, where he led branding, marketing and sponsorship efforts in travel and hospitality, sports, entertainment and other categories. He left the newspaper biz in 2011 and signed on as marketing director…

Is World Trade Center Orlando part of SunRail Central Station project?

10/1/2014 - A massive international business office tower that’s been planned for downtown Orlando for 20 years has reared its head again — this time in connection with a mixed-use development adjacent to the Lynx Central Station SunRail stop. The only problem is that the developer of the mixed-use Central Station project says the long-planned World Trade Center Orlando isn’t part of its project. The World Trade Center Orlando — once envisioned as twin skyscrapers with 500,000 square feet of office…

Top 5 companies doing the most hiring in September

10/1/2014 - Health care, financial services and retail were the top posting industries in metro Orlando in September, according to Simply Hired’s October 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook. The number of job openings in Orlando rose 1.65 percent month-over-month in September, and Central Florida had 43,954 jobs open for the month, according to Simply Hired. Nationwide, job openings grew 1.18 percent from August to September 2014, with nearly all of the largest U.S. metros — 23 out of 25 — experiencing an increase…

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