Briefing Room for February

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Intracoastal Idyll

Josh Dotoli with Dotoli Group and Compass Florida announced the sale of 2623 Delmar Place in Fort Lauderdale (pictured above). The Intracoastal estate in the coveted Seven Isles neighborhood sold for $9 million in cash. The seller was Nevada real estate developer Don R. Norman.

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Miami’s Exquisito Chocolates and Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky teamed up to create an exclusive shimmering hot chocolate mix, which is now available as part of a gift set from ReserveBar. Custom made in Miami, the dark chocolate blend with notes of vanilla and honey was specially crafted to highlight the sweet notes found in Aberfeldy 12. 

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Bank of America found that business owners remain resilient and flexible: 87% of small businesses in Miami have remained open in some capacity amid the pandemic and shutdowns—either by adjusting operations (63%) or as an essential business (24%). 

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Luxury residential developer, Group P6, celebrated the groundbreaking of Royal Palm Residences, a luxury residential project in downtown Boca Raton that has notched 40 percent sales. The nine-story, 48-residence condominium, located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East Royal Palm Road, is expected to be delivered in 2022 (from $1.9 million).

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It’s college acceptance season, so what are the best reasons to encourage your child to go into information technology?
“As parents, one of our major concerns is that our children have reliable, useful, and potentially lucrative careers once they leave the nest. While there are many admirable careers that meet these criteria, it has become clear information technology (IT) meets these important criteria. The role of IT consultants has been expanding for decades as we rely on technology to run our businesses, homes, and other activities through computers and the ever-present mobile devices. The need for quality IT consultants has certainly expanded during the recent pandemic as businesses have shifted to remote/virtual working arrangements. This requires using proper hardware and continually implementing the newest and most sophisticated cyber-security products to prevent hacking, stealing of data, and expensive malware efforts. The need for quality IT professionals will increase and the market needs quality consultants to insure the safe use of computer networks. Parents can confidently recommend or suggest IT as a reliable, useful, and needed career that can provide challenges and security for the foreseeable future.”

— Jess Coburn, president and founder of Applied Innovations, Boca Raton


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