Famous Florida Christmas tree farm closing after 38 wonderful years in business

Christmas Trees For Sale — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Checubus For over a generation, the Unicorn Hill Christmas Tree Farm has been the catalyst of countless holiday memories in Florida. From six different species of pine, families choose their tree, have it chopped down, and then have it affixed to the roof of their

Space Florida decides to move forward on developing jobs, landing facility projects

Space Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: athlux The board of Space Florida, the state-run organization in charge of promoting the aerospace industry, has approved nearly $60 million for upgrades to the Launch Landing Facility (LLF) and has decided to move forward with vendor solicitations on two other unnamed projects that are expected to

Circle K gas stations to test out marijuana pop-up shops in Florida in 2023

Night photo of a Circle K gas station – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Trygve Finkelsen Beginning sometime in 2023, about 10 Circle K gas stations in Florida will partner with legal cannabis retailer, Green Thumb Industries, on in-store marijuana products. “The ‘RISE Express’ stores will offer patients a selection of branded cannabis products including

Wawa offers free any size hot coffee and fountain drinks for teachers and administration every day in August as part of their “Cheers to Classrooms” campaign in Florida

View of a Wawa coffee – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by EQRoy The Sunshine State will once again host a month-long “Cheers to Classrooms” celebration from August 1 through August 31 thanks to Wawa, Inc. “Cheers to Classrooms” will honor the educators, mentors, and role models that comprise our community’s school staff and administration.  “As

IKEA buys hurricane-damaged land in Florida to plant forests

IKEA Store — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Graeme Dawes Ingka Group, owner of IKEA furniture stores worldwide, has bought more land in the U.S. as part of a long-term goal and commitment to handle forest management responsibly. Ingka Group will plant seedlings of mainly longleaf pine on the 3,264 acres of land near Florida’s Apalachicola River

Supreme Court halts vaccine mandate for businesses, upholds mandate for health care workers

United States Supreme Court building — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Steven Frame On Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies but allowed a vaccine mandate to remain for medical facilities that take Medicaid or Medicare payments. The rulings come three days after the Occupational Safety and

Wawa convenience store chain opening more than 20 new Florida stores in 2022

Wawa Convenience Store — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Eric Glenn Wawa continues to open new locations throughout the Sunshine State and is seeking to hire over 2,000 new employees at the start of the new year. The Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain announced Wednesday they are beginning a new campaign with the goal of hiring 2,000 new

Weddings flock to Florida — Venues are slammed as U.S. prepares to host 2.5 million wedding ceremonies in 2022

Wedding Set Up – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by weddingvideothailand During the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of weddings were postponed, leaving disappointed brides and grooms stuck with rescheduling multiple times. Now, the Wedding Report has predicted that the highest number of weddings will take place during 2022 since the early 1980s. “We had a

Orlando patiently awaits the arrival of Wing It On! — A New England-based wing franchise

Nashville Hot Offerings — Image Courtesy: Wing It On! Wing It On!, a hot wing chain based out of New England, is planning to make its way into Central Florida’s fast-food landscape. Known for its fresh, all-natural, never-frozen wings ‘n ‘wiches, the fan-favorite food joint brings a simple yet innovative menu with a multitude of

Amazon announces five new delivery stations and robotics fulfillment center in Florida

Amazon Center – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mike Mareen Amazon has announced a brand new, 630,000 square-foot robotic fulfillment center that is anticipated to launch in Tallahassee, Florida by late 2022, as well as five new delivery stations, bringing the company’s total investment to over $18 billion since 2010.  “We’re excited to announce five