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South Florida residents prioritize lifestyle over retirement

South Florida residents prioritize lifestyle over retirement

South Floridians may be ahead of the curve, following the national shift of millennials planning for financial freedom over retirement. The majority (53 percent) of South Floridians and millennials nationally (63 percent) are looking to achieve the amount of money or savings needed to live their desired lifestyle, while Gen Xers and baby boomers in […]

Expert Advice to Prevent Vacation Credit Card Fraud

Expert Advice to Prevent Vacation Credit Card Fraud

You use your credit card all the time but probably never more so than when you are on vacation: it’s convenient and you can easily track your expenses. The flip side is that hotels and resorts are easy picking for data and identity thieves, for a couple of reasons: Tourists are using their cards for […]

Happening People: Jim Tallman named Director of Dining at Devonshire at PGA National

Happening People: Jim Tallman named Director of Dining at Devonshire at PGA National

Jim Tallman has been named Director of Dining at Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Tallman has enjoyed a rewarding career in food and beverage hospitality, working at Marriott Hotels’ signature properties as director of restaurants, including the San Diego Marriott Marquis and the San Antonio […]

BCC Briefs for May 2, 2017

BCC Briefs for May 2, 2017

At the May 2, 2017, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action: CAFR – received a very positive Palm Beach County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office. Record tourism and a recovered real estate market helped the county realize a record $1.82 billion in total revenue […]

Association for Corporate Growth readies for their annual banquet

Association for Corporate Growth readies for their annual banquet

The South Florida Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG-South Florida) announced recently that it will award its’ Outstanding Growth Company of the Year, Emerging Growth Company of the Year and Transaction of the Year at a cocktail reception, awards dinner and post event reception at the Westin Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Cypress Creek […]

LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Fla., recently debuted a wide variety of services and initiatives to assist guests with autism spectrum disorders and their caregivers. They include a no-cost "Hero Pass" that allows groups to bypass the standby line at popular attractions; multiple "quiet rooms" equipped with noise-cancelling headphones, weighted blankets, squishy toys and tables where kids can build with LEGO bricks; "social stories" that offer illustrated, step-by-step walkthroughs of rides and shows to proactively alert guests to periods of darkness, loud noises, bright lights or other elements that often can be frightening or overwhelming. In addition, all newly hired employees (called “Model Citizens”) now receive specialized training to more effectively interact with guests on the autism spectrum, as well as their families or caregivers. Last spring, the Central Florida vacation destination partnered with the North and Central Florida chapter of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to better serve guests with autism spectrum disorders. Consultations include Dr. Craig Glaser, the resort's medical director, who also serves as medical director of Winter Haven's Urgent Care Cypress facility. (PHOTO: Benjamin Peacock/LEGOLAND Florida Resort)

#TravelThursday – LEGOLAND Florida Adds Quiet Rooms, No-Wait Passes & Employee Training to Assist Guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In an ongoing effort to make LEGOLAND® Florida Resort a more welcoming place for all kids and families, the popular vacation destination has debuted a wide variety of services and initiatives to assist guests with autism spectrum disorders and their caregivers.   Last spring, the Central Florida resort partnered with the North and Central Florida […]