Palm Beach News Digest

Florida Atlantic and Cleveland State universities conducted a study to quantify the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the United States, finding that working adults without the benefit are three times more likely to earn incomes below the poverty line.

►Arizona-based nail salon Prose plans to open 30 locations across South Florida.

►Connecticut-based jet engine developer Pratt & Whitney, which has a large presence in the county, is adding 215 jobs amid a $100 million expansion.

Peter Raimondi and partners launched Dakota Wealth Management, an independent investment management firm with more than $600 million in assets, in Palm Beach Gardens.

►The $300 million Atlantic Crossing, a mixed-use development spanning two blocks on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, broke ground on its nine-acre site.

Insite Studio, a planning and landscape architecture consulting firm, opened in West Palm Beach.

►Hedrick Brothers Construction was selected as the general contractor for a 48,000-square-foot expansion at The Club at Admirals Cove in Jupiter.

►Kathleen E. Brush donated more than $1.3 million to Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business to establish the Kathleen Brush Program for Women in Leadership.

►Avison Young’s Florida Capital Markets Groups negotiated the $7.5 million sale of The Atrium, a fully occupied, 37,392-square-foot office building in West Palm Beach.

►Olympic champion and professional tennis player Serena Williams launched an independent fashion line, Serena.

►Fast-casual, health-focused restaurant Localgreens in Delray Beach began using facial recognition technology at its kiosks.

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