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

Miami becomes the first U.S. city to launch its own cryptocurrency, ‘MiamiCoin’

Bitcoin – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andrew Angelov As the days go by, the Magic City is looking more and more like the next Silicon Valley, and the City of Miami is embracing these changes head-on.  Miami will be debuting a cryptocurrency this summer with the goal of helping raise additional funding for local

Florida comes in at No. 2 on 2021 Most “Fun State” in America list according to new survey

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Shift Drive “Fun” is perceived and interpreted differently by everyone. One thing that may be fun for you may not be for someone else. However, one thing that remains constant: Florida has at least 1 fun thing for everyone. Some states are blessed with fun at every turn, and in

Royal Caribbean pushes back debut sailing for new ship out of Florida after eight crew members test positive for COVID-19

Courtesy: Joe Raedle-Getty Images Royal Caribbean announced earlier this morning that it will push back its first scheduled sailing out of Florida’s Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the end of July. Originally scheduled for a July 3 departure, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, faced a predictable setback in its debut out

Florida takes a staunch stance against Social Media Companies that ban political candidates with new bill

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Twin Design In an aggressive stance against social media user regulation, Florida became the first state to pass a bill that moderates how social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter control online speech. Moving forward, Florida’s idea with this bill is to protect political candidate’s right to freedom of