Stop. Collaborate. Listen. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has decided that, of all 55,584 people who live there, former rapper, former reality-TV star, former Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle dancer, former Hero-Not-Zero Vanilla Ice will be named its Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Today is Fe ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Barbara Muhammad Sharief has become Broward County's first black female mayor. Commissioners selected Sharief, 42, to be county mayor on Tuesday evening. Sharief, who was raised in the Muslim faith, will be serving for one year in what is mainly a ceremonial role. But as a self-made businesswoman ... More >>
Did you book your tickets for the Funky Buddha Brewery / Hot & Soul food pairing dinner for tonight? I hope you did, because the event is sold out. But fear not: The five-course dinner (with items like Hop Gun IPA, paired with Hop Gun-braised pork cheeks with Yukon Gold potato cakes and braised kal ... More >>
Ex-crackhead Rep. Darryl Rouson, who sponsored the bill that eventually became the "bong ban" law on Monday, is unhappy about how watered down it turned out to be, when all was said and done. Rouson believes that The Pot is a gateway drug to things like The Crack. Therefore, he worked diligently fo ... More >>
Local business people like to recognize each other on the civic level at the Chamber of Commerce. That's nice and all, but it's kind of small fry deal. Not a bad thing--not exactly worthy of national news. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, however, is a kind of a big deal. And the organization has reco ... More >>
Looks like the Florida Sheriffs Task Force's crackdown on underaged drinking during spring break was a success. And by success, we mean craploads of arrests were made, drugs were seized, and fewer visits to the emergency room were made by underaged kids who had been iced one too many times by their ... More >>
Over the past couple of years, there's been a lot of talk about helping small businesses to grow. And it makes sense. In a slowly recovering economy, wouldn't you want to do what is possible to allow small companies to expand and hire?Well, apparently not.In order to help bring down costs -- and the ... More >>
Do a Google Image search for "Obama and small business" and you'll get inundated with mindless memes harping on the president's "you didn't build that" comment. But a recent poll shows that 37 percent of small business owners in Florida see Obama as being more supportive of their ... More >>
It's been a crazy week for Big Apple Pizza owner Scott Van Duzer. He's gained national fame for bear-hugging the President. He's experienced a
Democrats hate freedom and love terrorists! You wanna do it up like a real 'Merican? Do what Republicans do: Call for boycotting a small business. AMERICA! FUCK YEAH! Scott Van Duzer, the Fort Pierce owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, who recently gained fame for bear-hugging Presid ... More >>
In a move I wish was slightly more surprising, Congressman Allen West has posted another petulant Facebook message that includes an entire Wall Street Journal column he didn't write."It seems the inept community organizer has failed. A second term? One must be stuck on stupid!" he wrote. "It is ... More >>
Flickr user: kevitivityYour stimulus dollars at work.Buying guns and shooting targets in Lake Worth is officially part of the economic recovery effort.According to data compiled by the nonprofit journalism website ProPublica, the Palm Beach Shooting Center in Lake Worth received a $550,000 loan ... More >>
If you ask Floridians if they approve of Gov. Rick Scott's job performance, between 26 and 38 percent would say yes.In the last week, though, two "polls" have been released that claim the governor's approval rating is much, much higher.According to a public relations/communications firm hired by ... More >>
A copy of Broward Inspector General John Scott's report on the county's Office of Economic and Small Business Development went out today, and it ain't pretty.The report claims "gross mismanagement" within the office, which Scott says has been going on since 2007, and continues to the present ... More >>
If supporting local farmers, artisans, and small businesses are among your priorities, we've round up a handful of food- and drink-focused gifts to focus on local. Knife skills classKnife skills and knife care are among the most essential skills in the kitchen. Allow your favorite budding ch ... More >>
Apparently the only argument coming out in favor or against any bill this session in the Florida Legislature is related to whether it creates jobs.(See: dwarf tossing, ban on.)Today, when people head to the interwebs to buy things at a price that doesn't require setting up a tent outside of Best ... More >>
Rep. Allen West is looking for cuts to make in the federal government to spare the defense budget, so he thinks there's no reason for the Department of Commerce to exist since there's a lobbying group with a similar name.West seems a bit confused on this one.He says we need to take a hard look at ... More >>
eyeonlifemag.comHaven't you always wondered if the companies you're doing business with are steadfast supporters of the Tea Party?The South Florida Tea Party has the answer to that with the "Tea Party Chamber of Commerce."On its website is an index of businesses -- 95 at the moment -- that they s ... More >>
Read the first installment of the Allen West interview here.New Times: Let's talk about the Ryan budget [introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)], which you supported in the House. [This proposal was passed by the House and at presstime was awaiting a vote in the Senate, although House leader ... More >>
Nicole DannaThis Thursday, you can eat, drink -- and get a glimpse of some spectacular art -- all for a good cause.How? Simply attend the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce's sixth-annual "Red, White, and Zin" event, a gourmet-food- and winetasting event to be held January 27 fro ... More >>
Which Is the Lesser of Two Evils?One of the fiercest battles to be waged this election year will be over Amendment 4, a citizens initiative aimed at putting decisions about growth in Florida back into the hands of voters. On November 2, we'll go to the polls, and essentially send our government ... More >>
The web is full of shady people, with shady sales approaches and tactics. It is hard to go online without being pressured to buy something. Believe it or not, people actually pay "copywriters" to come up with these sleazy sales pitches. After investigating the sector, it's disheartening to s ... More >>
Summer's a great time to revisit the classics!Here we are in the dog days of August, an excellent time to do a little summer re-reading. On the Juice's beachside reading list is the Grand Jury Report released in 2007 on the "Pay to Play" scandal in West Palm Beach. A Grand Jury was convened ... More >>
Like many nonprofits that depend on government funding, the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions is facing cuts. The organization that focuses on prenatal and infant health may have 22 percent trimmed from its 2009 budget. Unlike other nonprofits, however, the organization has propo ... More >>
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