Bridging the digital divide Comcast held events in Miami-Dade to announce expansion of Internet Essentials to include all qualified low-income households in its service area. The company estimates 360,000 residents in Florida are eligible to apply.
Frontier expands at MIA Low-cost carrier Frontier announced, in November, it will expand its schedule at Miami International Airport by a total of 28 weekly flights and six additional routes. Cities include Hartford/Springfield, Connecticut; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Boston, New York LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare.
Fueling the fashion industry The Fashion Institute of South Florida has received state approval to open with classes at 2621 NW 20th St. in Miami. Its “Diploma in Fashion Design” is a 605-hour, 22-course program.
Ned Show, CEO of Chemistry, and Mike Valdes-Fauli, president and CEO of Pinta Pinta makes alliance Chemistry, a 120-person firm twice-named “Small Agency of the Year” by Ad Age, has acquired a significant ownership stake in Miami’s Pinta. The combined entity will have primary offices in Atlanta, Miami and Pittsburgh.
Feeling good at the Gates Hotel The Gates Hotel South Beach announced a partnership with K’Alma Spas to offer an on-property wellness journey and relaxation experience to hotel guests and locals.
A refreshing twist Biscayne Bay Brewing Company has released Amarillo Sky, whose tasting notes are crackers, bubble gum, banana and citrus.
Easy care shirts for guys Mizzen & Main, a men’s performance apparel manufacturer, has opened its first Florida location at Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables. A signature product is sweat-wicking, no-wrinkle, no dry-cleaning dress shirts.
PulteGroup eyes Miami-Dade PulteGroup, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, is negotiating with landowners to expand into Miami-Dade County. “Given our success in Broward in redeveloping sites, we are confident in our ability to secure similar properties in Miami-Dade,” said Andrew Maxey, vice president of acquisitions for PulteGroup in South Florida, based in Palm Beach Gardens.
A chill franchise Miami’s Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream, which uses liquid nitrogen in its manufacturing process, is launching a national franchise program. The brand currently has eight locations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Cool showroom Liebherr, an appliance brand known for refrigeration and green practices, has opened its first U.S. showroom at its Miami headquarters. For information, call 305.817.7500.
Paramount occupancy begins The 60-story Paramount Miami Worldcenter has received its temporary certificate of occupation and begun closings. Amenities include a boxing gym, a “jam room,” a futuristic Jetsons-style Skyport and a soccer pitch.