Money & Finance

Small Biz Owners Not Prepared for Retirement

Posted by on March 2, 2012 at 3:24 am

By Michael Cohn Many small business owners are unprepared for retirement, with a third of the women and a quarter of the men in a new survey having no estimate of how much they will need when they retire. The survey, by the American College, a nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services, found that [...]

Gas prices to blame for fast increase in summer airfares

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Airfares are expected to increase faster than normal this summer, as airlines said soaring fuel prices could cost them billions more than last year, Florida Today reports. “You’ll see gradual increases and then a much bigger jump in April and May when people start shopping for the summer travel season,” said Rick Seaney, CEO of [...]

Nemours to post 600 jobs this weekend

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Nemours Children’s Hospital will post about 600 job openings at this weekend, Florida Today reports. Jobs range from phone operators and clerical workers to nurses and doctors. In prior months, nearly 11,000 job seekers have posted their resumes to one of 16 job categories, the most popular category being secretarial/administrative. Last week, Nemours Children’s [...]

Burger 21 plans locations in Orlando market

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Orlando Business Journal Burger 21 has sold its first-ever franchises, inking two deals for a total of three franchise units in the Orlando market, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports. The locations are expected to open within a year. The Tampa-based burger chain is considering Lake Buena Vista, the Dr. Phillips area and Winter Garden [...]

Publix gets OK for $188.5M Orlando distribution center

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

by Anjali Fluker Publix Supermarkets Inc. is moving forward with plans for a new Orlando distribution center it first introduced in 2009 — but this time, it’s bringing with it 156 new jobs in the first three years of operations. The grocery chain in July 2009 bought a 120-acre site in the Lee Vista area [...]

Chefs beef up ranks at revamped Winn-Dixie stores

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

By Anjali Fluker Look out, Whole Foods , there’s a new player in town ready to serve up organic produce, fancy salads and even in-house sushi. And you can still pick up a regular gallon of milk and a bag of dog food before you head home. The Winn-Dixie store on U.S. Highway 17-92 in [...]

Nominees for Women Who Mean Business 2012

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Source: Orlando Business Journal Below, in alphabetical order, is the list of nominees for Orlando Business Journal’s 14th Annual Women Who Mean Business, grouped by the category in which they were nominated: Business Executive: Christi Adams, Foley & Lardner LLP Denise Bennett-Walls, Vaco Orlando, LLC Diana Bolivar, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Cecelia [...]

Orlando foreclosed home sales down in 4Q, 2011

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

By Anjali Fluker Metro Orlando had fewer foreclosed homes sell in the fourth quarter and full-year 2011, said a new report by RealtyTrac Inc. The Orlando metropolitan statistical area — Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties — posted 3,091 bank-owned home sales in fourth-quarter 2011, which accounted for about 24 percent of all home sales. [...]