Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) today announced that four Ireland companies will be adding jobs in Florida. The company announcements were made this week during a business development and trade mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom led by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. [Read more…] about Enterprise Florida announces new jobs in Florida during Ireland trade mission
Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped 2.7 points in November to 95.1 from a revised figure of 97.8 in October, according to the latest University of Florida Consumer Survey. Similarly, the University of Michigan’s nationwide index of consumer sentiment decreased in November. [Read more…] about Economy expands despite consumer sentiment drop for fourth consecutive month
The Florida Chamber of Commerce today gathered business leaders, board members and free trade advocates in Dublin, Ireland for the first day of the Florida Chamber’s Business Development and Trade Mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom. [Read more…] about Florida Chamber’s First Business Development & Trade Mission Focuses on Strengthening International Ties with Ireland & UK
The Suddath Companies wins the annual 2018 “Excellence
in Loss Prevention” award for large sized companies
The Suddath Companies received the “Excellence in Loss Prevention” award from Vanliner Insurance, the top award for large companies (50+ power units) for the second year in a row. [Read more…] about Suddath® Awarded Top Safety Award
With the aim of greater advocacy and justice for Florida’s working families and professionals, attorneys Diana Cohn and Dwight Slater this week launched Cohn Slater, a new law firm in Tallahassee for family law, administrative law, and appeals.
Known for their contributions in the public interest, attorneys Cohn and Slater previously worked together at the Florida Department of Children and Families. In their respective roles – Cohn as Managing Attorney and Slater at Appellate Counsel of Children’s Legal Services – they represented the State of Florida in protecting the health and safety of children and the integrity of families.
Cohn Slater will represent Florida’s working families at all levels of the state court system, defending their rights and protecting their loved ones and their livelihoods.
“Our firm will provide the strong and steady hand so many families desperately need as they work through their differences,” Cohn said. “We are committed to building a law firm that bolsters Tallahassee’s standing as one of the best cities to raise a family.”
In its administrative and appellate law practices, the firm will draw upon Slater’s extensive administrative law experience to defend clients statewide in professional licensing cases and administrative appeals. Prior to his time at DCF, Slater handled professional licensing issues at the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Financial Services.
“The prospect of losing a professional license can have far-reaching and disastrous effects on you and your family,” Slater said. “By zealously representing their interests, we will strive to help Floridians overcome some of the greatest challenges facing families today.”
For Cohn Slater, it comes down to one simple motto: Take complex legal issues, simplify them, and find unique and creative solutions.
As Managing Attorney at Children’s Legal Services, Cohn led the active litigation and prosecution of several hundred legal cases each year across Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla, Gadsden, Franklin, and Liberty counties. She helped launch Leon County’s Early Childhood Court program to expedite the timely resolution of family law cases.
Slater, a Board-Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice, most recently served as Chief Appellate Counsel for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Slater also served as Chair of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Court Rules Committee’s General Practice Subcommittee and as Vice-Chair of its Family Practice Subcommittee.
Based in Tallahassee, Cohn Slater will provide representation to clients in Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson, and Liberty County civil court cases, and before state agencies, the Division of Administrative Hearings, Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, and the Florida Supreme Court.
Also wins Prestigious President’s Club Award, Top
Military Booking Agent and Best Safety Record
Suddath® is proud to have won the 2018 Top Booking Agent for UniGroup, the $1.7 billion parent company for United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit, UniGroup Logistics and UniGroup Worldwide Moving. Suddath is one of roughly 500 moving companies that make up the global UniGroup network. [Read more…] about Suddath Wins UniGroup’s 2018 Top Booking Agent
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Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell three-tenths of a point to 97.8 from a revised figure of 98.1 in September. Similarly, the University of Michigan’s nationwide index of consumer sentiment decreased in October. [Read more…] about Consumer sentiment declines for third month in a row, but the economy is strong
In celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff recognized five outstanding Miami employers for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities. [Read more…] about Florida Department of Education Honors Five Employers for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities