7 things to know today and top American boomtowns (yes, Orlando is one of them)

Good morning, Orlando! A new ranking of top American boomtowns by MagnifyMoney puts Orlando 14th, along with two other Florida cities in the top 25. MagnifyMoney's methodology ranks cities based on multiple growth factors, including population, numb.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 10th, 2018

7 things to know today and restaurant trends to watch for in 2019

Good morning, Orlando! Since the average American eats out between four and five times a week, what's trending in restaurants affects your overall lifestyle more than you might think. That's why our sister publication, Bizwomen, compiled a nifty.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 2nd, 2019

7 things to know today and Elon Musk tweets much likely will "go wrong" on SpaceX"s 1st satellite mission

Good morning, Orlando. As SpaceX is prepares for the first of many rocket launches from Florida's Space Coast to complete its 11,000-satellite constellation called Starlink, its billionaire founder appears to be less than confident of the mission's.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2019

7 things to know today and 10 big issues from the 2019 Florida Legislative session

Good morning, Orlando! Florida lawmakers finished the 2019 legislative session this past Saturday by passing a budget for the upcoming year. During the two-month session, lawmakers considered hundreds of bills and made more than $90 billion in spe.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 9th, 2019

7 things to know today and AOL founder: Orlando"s tech scene "on the rise," but still needs work

Good morning, Orlando! Orlando's tech and startup community left a lasting impression on AOL co-founder Steve Case last week, as the city was the first stop for his Rise of the Rest bus tour, but, he said, "There's still work to be done." Rise o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 6th, 2019

7 things to know today and to hire or not to hire — that"s an entrepreneur"s dilemma

Good morning, Orlando! Ask small business owners to talk about the outlook for their companies, and the answer will likely be different than if the question were about their view of the economy overall. That’s one of the takeaways of a new national su.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 2nd, 2019

7 things to know today and Rosen consolidates two I-Drive hotels

Good morning, Orlando! Rosen Hotels & Resorts — one of Central Florida's largest privately held companies — has consolidated two of its adjoining hotels on International Drive: The 134-room Midpointe Hotel has become a 356-room property with.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 29th, 2019

7 things to know today and why 9 million subscribers may ditch Netflix

Good morning, Orlando! Netflix Inc. has 60 million paid memberships in the United States. When Disney+ launches in November, that figure could go down to 51 million, if the results from a recent survey of Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) users are any indi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 26th, 2019

7 things to know today and the latest on Disney"s Star Wars hotel site

Good morning, Orlando! Walt Disney World may be silent on the latest details of its Star Wars hotel concept, but construction crews are hard at work. That's based on a series of new aerial photos that show the land for the future hotel already .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 10th, 2019

"I Cry When I Think Back How Things Used To Be" – What Has Happened To The America We Grew Up In?

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Earlier today, my attention was directed to a thread on an Internet discussion forum that lamented how much America had changed over the years.  I don’t .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 3rd, 2019

7 things to know today and the Villages retirement community snags 8,300+ acres

Good morning, Orlando! Looks like The Villages — which spans three Florida counties and is one of the largest U.S. retirement communities — is getting bigger. The 8,300 acres-plus deal is one of the largest recorded in Central Florida so far this y.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 2nd, 2019

If "Slow Wifi" Causes "Major Stress," How Are Young People Going To Cope When Times Get Really Tough?

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, You won’t believe some of the things that are causing “major stress” for young people in America today.  According to a brand new survey that was.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 19th, 2019

7 things to know today and Orlando-area home prices, inventory rise while sales decline


Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 15th, 2019

7 things to know today and this city is the best C. Fla. small metro to start a business

Good morning, Orlando! National Small Business Week is fast approaching, so WalletHub decided to take a look at 2018’s Best Small Cities to Start a Business. To determine the most business-friendly small markets, WalletHub compared more than 1,200 .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 17th, 2018

7 things to know today and what some of us would do for a 10% raise

Good morning, Orlando! So, just how far would you go to get a bigger paycheck? That's the question LendEDU asked 1,238 respondents in a series of "would you rather" questions where they had to weigh making a steep sacrifice in order to get a nice p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 9th, 2018

7 things to know today and last-minute tax tips to (hopefully) avoid an audit

Good morning, Orlando! April 15 is fast approaching, and with only a few weeks to go before this year’s tax deadline, TaxAudit has compiled some last-minute tips to get your taxes complete and — hopefully — avoid an audit. So, courtesy of TaxAudit.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 6th, 2018

7 things to know today and sleeping at work? Nah, I was just resting my eyes

Good morning, Orlando! We all have days when we get a wee bit sleepy at work, right? My all-time favorite workplace story happened years ago when one of OBJ's reporters fell asleep at her desk. When she groggily came back to consciousness, it was pr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 1st, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando among best cities for college grads

Good morning, Orlando! A recent analysis of major U.S. cities found Orlando ranked high as a good place for college graduates. A SmartAsset study released this week put Orlando at No. 15 out of 108 based on affordability, access to jobs and fun,.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 4th, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando ranks high on list of best cities for jobs in 2018

Good morning, Orlando! Here's some positive news for job seekers in the Orlando-area market: The City Beautiful ranks among the best of the largest U.S. metros for jobs in 2018, according to Forbes. The business magazine put the Orlando-Kissimm.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 9th, 2018

7 things to know today and luxury apartment community sells for $64.5M

Good morning, Orlando, and happy Monday! Alexan Crossroads, a 314-unit luxury apartment community in Orlando, has a new owner: Harbor Group International, which ponied up for $64.5 million for the property. Completed in 2016, Alexan Crossroads fea.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 21st, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando workers more apt to move away for a new job

Good morning, Orlando! Workers in metro Orlando aren't necessarily looking to stay rooted in the City Beautiful, according to a new study by Glassdoor Inc. In its recently released report titled, Metro Movers: Where Are Americans Moving for Jo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 23rd, 2018