Carolyn DiPaolo

Carolyn DiPaolo directs The Post's print and online coverage of business and the economy in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. A native of Indiana, where she graduated from Franklin College, she has lived and worked in South Florida for 25 years.

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Trump in Palm Beach: A look back at New Year’s Eve at Mar-a-Lago
 Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club, has hosted some of the most lavish and expensive New Year’s Eve parties  in Palm Beach. Trump has made a tradition of ringing in the new year here. Mar-a-Lago bashes are known for starting early and for the year-in-and-year out practice of serving baked Alaska for dessert. Here&rsquo...

Posted: 24 days ago

Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club, has hosted some of the most lavish and expensive New Year’s Eve parties in Palm Beach. Trump has made a tradition of ringing in the new year here. Mar-a-Lago bashes are known for starting early and for the year-in-and-year out practice of serving baked Alaska for dessert. Here&rsquo...
Leadership Palm Beach County announces award winners
 Leadership Palm Beach County will present three Leadership Excellence Awards and a President’s Award during the Leadership Palm Beach County Celebration next month. The three Leadership Excellence Award recipients are: - Nonprofit Sector: Robert Rease, St John First Missionary Baptist Church, Belle Glade - Private Sector: Frank Compiani...

7:39 PM Tuesday, May. 30, 2017

Leadership Palm Beach County will present three Leadership Excellence Awards and a President’s Award during the Leadership Palm Beach County Celebration next month. The three Leadership Excellence Award recipients are: - Nonprofit Sector: Robert Rease, St John First Missionary Baptist Church, Belle Glade - Private Sector: Frank Compiani...
All Aboard Florida says lawsuit dismissed
 All Aboard Florida said late Friday that it won a court ruling in a legal dispute with Indian River County. The county had sued to block the express rail service planned from Miami to Orlando. All Aboard said that in the case of Indian River County v. Florida Development Finance Corp and AAF Holdings, the court ruled that Indian River failed...

11:45 PM Friday, Jun. 10, 2016

All Aboard Florida said late Friday that it won a court ruling in a legal dispute with Indian River County. The county had sued to block the express rail service planned from Miami to Orlando. All Aboard said that in the case of Indian River County v. Florida Development Finance Corp and AAF Holdings, the court ruled that Indian River failed...
Jeff Greene's school: New images
 The Greene School, launched by Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, released campus renderings late Thursday and announced that architect Carlo Ratti will collaborate with Miami firm Arquitectonica on the design of the school. It is under construction of the school at 2001 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The school will help breathe...

5:13 PM Friday, Apr. 01, 2016

The Greene School, launched by Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, released campus renderings late Thursday and announced that architect Carlo Ratti will collaborate with Miami firm Arquitectonica on the design of the school. It is under construction of the school at 2001 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The school will help breathe...
Jeff Greene’s school: New images
 The Greene School, launched by Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, released campus renderings late Thursday and announced that architect Carlo Ratti will collaborate with Miami firm Arquitectonica on the design of the school. It is under construction of the school at 2001 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The school will help breathe...

11:35 PM Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016

The Greene School, launched by Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, released campus renderings late Thursday and announced that architect Carlo Ratti will collaborate with Miami firm Arquitectonica on the design of the school. It is under construction of the school at 2001 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The school will help breathe...
Monday Meeting: Christina Lambert of the Education Foundation of PBC
 Christina Lambert is completing her first year as president and CEO of the Education Foundation, which partners with the Palm Beach County School District, businesses and the philanthropic communities to fund programs “that create positive, measurable change for students.” In the past year, the foundation raised $1 million for...

5:00 AM Sunday, Feb. 07, 2016

Christina Lambert is completing her first year as president and CEO of the Education Foundation, which partners with the Palm Beach County School District, businesses and the philanthropic communities to fund programs “that create positive, measurable change for students.” In the past year, the foundation raised $1 million for...
Florida Chamber CEO on the difference between men and women
 Mark Wilson, the CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is in Palm Beach County today. He started his morning at the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, where he addressed a capacity crowd. Here are the most interesting points he made: Men are much more likely to think Florida is headed in the right direction than women. And...

2:44 PM Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015

Mark Wilson, the CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is in Palm Beach County today. He started his morning at the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, where he addressed a capacity crowd. Here are the most interesting points he made: Men are much more likely to think Florida is headed in the right direction than women. And...
Registration open for Great Give Palm Beach & Martin
 The Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, a 24-hour online fundraising event, is planned for May 5 and 6. The nonprofit registration deadline to participate is 5 p.m. March 30. The fundraiser will start at 5 p.m. May 5 and end at 5 p.m. May 6. Hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach...

10:52 AM Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

The Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, a 24-hour online fundraising event, is planned for May 5 and 6. The nonprofit registration deadline to participate is 5 p.m. March 30. The fundraiser will start at 5 p.m. May 5 and end at 5 p.m. May 6. Hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach...
Monday Meeting: Sarah Alsofrom chairs Chamber of Palm Beaches

1:00 PM Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Sarah Alsofrom is the chairman of the board of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. She is also a key leader at the Hanley Center Foundation. In today’s Monday Meeting, Alsofrom discusses the foundation’s work and what she wants for the chamber. Name: Sarah Alsofrom Title: Executive director of development & community...
Palm Beach County hackathon planned for March
 Coming soon to Palm Beach County: a hackathon. Quantum Foundation is teaming with Modernizing Medicine and Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway at a tech weekend on March 28 – 29, 2015. Organizers say the event, called Code4Good Palm Beach County, is the first of its kind in the county. Quantum Foundation will host its first...

6:40 PM Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Coming soon to Palm Beach County: a hackathon. Quantum Foundation is teaming with Modernizing Medicine and Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway at a tech weekend on March 28 – 29, 2015. Organizers say the event, called Code4Good Palm Beach County, is the first of its kind in the county. Quantum Foundation will host its first...
The latest on Wawa’s plans for Palm Beach County
 Palm Beach County Commissioner Steve Abrams and Mayor Shelley Vana with a Wawa mascot. Some headlines from Wednesday’s Wawa gathering at the Palm Beach County Convention Center: This year – Company projects it will identify 15 sites for stores. 2016 – Wawa plans to break ground on the first three to five stores 2018 ...

2:32 AM Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Palm Beach County Commissioner Steve Abrams and Mayor Shelley Vana with a Wawa mascot. Some headlines from Wednesday’s Wawa gathering at the Palm Beach County Convention Center: This year – Company projects it will identify 15 sites for stores. 2016 – Wawa plans to break ground on the first three to five stores 2018 ...