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    Which cities are best for your health? Yes, Orlando is one of them
    Many people set health goals, like eating healthier foods and getting more exercise, and the city they live in could play a role in their success. WalletHub ranked the healthiest cities in the U.S. measuring indicators of good health such as fruit and vegetable consumption, fitness clubs per capita, and the cost of doctors' visits. San Francisco came in first place and scored high in availability of healthy food and the amount of green space in the area. Orlando was the top-ranked Florida metro,?


    Elon Musk roundup: SpaceX still riding high after Falcon Heavy launch
    With a hand in everything from electric vehicles to high-speed ground transportation to underground tunnels to space travel, Elon Musk?s businesses and ideas pop up routinely in stories around the country about Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA), hyperloop, The Boring Co. and SpaceX. Here are recent articles on Musk reported by The Business Journals and elsewhere: Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is proving that his company's rocket activity is not cooling down in Florida. The founder and CEO of Hawthorne,?


    Tesla's Model 3 to make Southeast debut this weekend (Photos)
    The latest Tesla tornado is heading to Atlanta, with the much ballyhooed Model 3's debut coming this weekend in Buckhead. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) will showcase its new, relatively affordable sedan at the automaker's Lenox Square showroom on Saturday, Feb. 17, inviting the public to see and sit inside the electric vehicle. Model 3?s appearance in Atlanta comes on the heels of debuts on the West Coast, East Coast, Texas and Illinois. Georgia is an important state for Tesla to showcase the car,?


    Disney-area luxury hotels file plans for up to $60M expansion
    The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando near Walt Disney World are looking for a multimillion-dollar upgrade. Plans call for a nearly 55,000-square-foot expansion, including a 35,000-square-foot ballroom, which will cost roughly $50 million to $60 million, according to the company's November 2017 investor report. The hotel properties, which are interconnected via a conference center, want to expand the available meeting space across two buildings. One larger room will be added?


    Fighter jets and laser finders: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman score $26.4M defense contracts
    Two global defense firms grabbed contracts valued at a combined $26 million with work in Orlando, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) landed a $14 million contract on Feb. 15 from the U.S. Navy. The company's aeronuatics division will provide parts for the stealth jet fighter F-35 for the government of Israel. While most of the work for the three-year contract will be performed in Texas, a chunk of it will be done in Orlando, Melbourne?


    Unicorp's Chuck Whittall: $1B O-Town project may add this new element
    The project will begin construction next year, and already has the makings to transform the tourism corridor.


    Universal Orlando Resort follows Disney's lead with a ticket price hike of its own
    Universal Orlando Resort is bumping up its admission costs for some of its ticket options while others remain the same. The theme park's single-day tickets as of Feb. 16 for its "mixed" season tier are $115 for an adult ? up $5 from $110. The $5 increase is for most of its one-park ticket offerings with one- to five-day options ? the five-day option is now $244.99. According to Theme Park Insider, a theme park news/blog site, the increase also related to the park-to-park options with up to?


    Check out the local biz opportunities with Lockheed Martin's new $50M R&D building
    The project, slated for completion in 2019, is expected to create subcontractor deals for smaller firms in the area.


    4 Dos and Don?ts when trying to do business with Hispanics
    A lot of companies are wondering if the Hispanic market should be a part of their 2018 marketing plans or if they should wait another year or two.   If you?ve decided to give it a try, here are a few things you need to know. You do not have to increase your marketing dollars to reach the Hispanic market. You just need to reallocate a good portion of your existing budget to areas or markets you haven?t reached before. That way, you can gain new clients, create a new revenue streams and consequentially?


    February 16, 2018 Legal notices
    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 05-2014-CA-028205-XXXX-XX CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ROXANNE KING A/K/A ROXANNE C. KING, et al Defendants. / RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff?s Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale filed December 12, 2017 and entered in Case No. 05-2014-CA-028205-XXXX-XX?