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Investment firm puts priority on empowering women for success
 Nancy Rizzuto is a founding partner and principal of Capital Strategies Investment Group, a firm that specializes in helping organizations and individuals manage their investments and retirement programs. The investment group was formed in 2003 in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois., and recently opened a satellite office in Jupiter’s Harbourside...

4:00 AM Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

Nancy Rizzuto is a founding partner and principal of Capital Strategies Investment Group, a firm that specializes in helping organizations and individuals manage their investments and retirement programs. The investment group was formed in 2003 in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois., and recently opened a satellite office in Jupiter’s Harbourside...
Brightline CEO Goddard: Train will transform Palm Beach County
 As Brightline’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Goddard led the company as its trains began carrying commuters between West Palm Beach and Miami this year — a milestone that marked the first time in 50 years that the Florida East Coast Railway tracks have been used to shuttle passengers. Brightline’s...

7:07 PM Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018

As Brightline’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Goddard led the company as its trains began carrying commuters between West Palm Beach and Miami this year — a milestone that marked the first time in 50 years that the Florida East Coast Railway tracks have been used to shuttle passengers. Brightline’s...
For zoo’s new CEO, saving animals and habitats is a passion project
 Margo McKnight is the new president and chief executive of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. McKnight, the former senior vice president of conservation, science and research at the Florida Aquarium, took over the zoo’s top position in May. She replaces Andrew Aiken, who stepped...

4:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 10, 2018

Margo McKnight is the new president and chief executive of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. McKnight, the former senior vice president of conservation, science and research at the Florida Aquarium, took over the zoo’s top position in May. She replaces Andrew Aiken, who stepped...
Boca-based water bottler adds national grocer to distribution list
 Boca Raton business owner Jose Fernandez found his niche in the water flowing from the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Five years ago, Fernandez sought out a natural source to create his own brand of bottled alkaline water. The springs, Fernandez says, are what set his brand apart from other bottlers, many of whom he says...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 02, 2018

Boca Raton business owner Jose Fernandez found his niche in the water flowing from the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Five years ago, Fernandez sought out a natural source to create his own brand of bottled alkaline water. The springs, Fernandez says, are what set his brand apart from other bottlers, many of whom he says...
NEW: Palm Beach County sets tourism record for first quarter
 A record number of tourists traveled to Palm Beach County during the first three months of 2018, an increase buoyed by a rise in international visitors from countries with favorable exchange rates. Roughly 2.36 million visitors traveled to Palm Beach County during the first quarter, up 2.5 percent from the same period in 2017, according...

12:25 AM Saturday, May. 26, 2018

A record number of tourists traveled to Palm Beach County during the first three months of 2018, an increase buoyed by a rise in international visitors from countries with favorable exchange rates. Roughly 2.36 million visitors traveled to Palm Beach County during the first quarter, up 2.5 percent from the same period in 2017, according...
JUST IN: Congressmen call on feds to suspend Brightline bonds
 Days after Brightline completed the first leg of its passenger train service, the battle continued to grow over whether the company should be allowed to use federally approved tax-exempt bonds to finance its extension north to Orlando. Brightline carried its first paying passengers between West Palm Beach and Miami on Saturday — marking...

9:24 PM Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

Days after Brightline completed the first leg of its passenger train service, the battle continued to grow over whether the company should be allowed to use federally approved tax-exempt bonds to finance its extension north to Orlando. Brightline carried its first paying passengers between West Palm Beach and Miami on Saturday — marking...
Palm Beach Zoo’s new leader hopes to create world-class attractions
 The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society has a new president and chief executive who hopes to transform the facility into a “world class” destination for both locals and out-of-town visitors. Margo McKnight, the former senior vice president of conservation, science and research at the Florida Aquarium, took over the zoo&rsquo...

8:12 PM Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society has a new president and chief executive who hopes to transform the facility into a “world class” destination for both locals and out-of-town visitors. Margo McKnight, the former senior vice president of conservation, science and research at the Florida Aquarium, took over the zoo&rsquo...
JUST IN: Brightline trains ‘nearly sold out’ for Miami opening weekend
 Tickets for Brightline’s first train trips to Miami this weekend are nearly sold out, and the company is bracing for large crowds at all of its south Florida stations. As of Thursday morning, tickets were still available on the 7 a.m. weekend trains departing West Palm Beach for the Miami station. There were also seats on the 9 p.m...

3:11 PM Thursday, May. 17, 2018

Tickets for Brightline’s first train trips to Miami this weekend are nearly sold out, and the company is bracing for large crowds at all of its south Florida stations. As of Thursday morning, tickets were still available on the 7 a.m. weekend trains departing West Palm Beach for the Miami station. There were also seats on the 9 p.m...
West Palm hotel: 50 years of change on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
 The spring training baseball stadium on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard is long gone. So is the auditorium that once drew hundreds of thousands of event-goers a year to the busy corridor. But the roadside hotel that served both of those venues is thriving, even as other businesses along Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard have faltered...

5:30 PM Wednesday, May. 16, 2018

The spring training baseball stadium on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard is long gone. So is the auditorium that once drew hundreds of thousands of event-goers a year to the busy corridor. But the roadside hotel that served both of those venues is thriving, even as other businesses along Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard have faltered...
Sound of silence: Brightline tiptoes through West Palm’s quiet zones
 A freight train rolled through West Palm Beach early Tuesday morning without blasting its horn, bringing an unfamiliar quiet to the neighborhoods surrounding the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. For decades, city residents have endured the ear-piercing horns as locomotives pass through dozens of rail crossings along the FEC line. But for...

8:42 PM Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

A freight train rolled through West Palm Beach early Tuesday morning without blasting its horn, bringing an unfamiliar quiet to the neighborhoods surrounding the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. For decades, city residents have endured the ear-piercing horns as locomotives pass through dozens of rail crossings along the FEC line. But for...
Brightline, Lyft announce new partnership as Miami launch nears
 As Brightline prepares for the opening of its Miami station this weekend, the ride-sharing service Lyft announced it has inked an exclusive partnership with the private-rail company to help get travelers to their final destinations. As part of the deal, Lyft will have designated pick-up and drop-off zones at each of Brightline&rsquo...

4:13 PM Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

As Brightline prepares for the opening of its Miami station this weekend, the ride-sharing service Lyft announced it has inked an exclusive partnership with the private-rail company to help get travelers to their final destinations. As part of the deal, Lyft will have designated pick-up and drop-off zones at each of Brightline&rsquo...
JUST IN: Three new stores coming to Palm Beach Outlets
 Three new retailers are opening their doors at the Palm Beach Outlets on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, mall officials announced on Monday. - Kipling, a chain known for its handbags, backpacks, luggage, wallets, messenger bags and travel accessories, will open at the mall on Friday, May 18. The store will be located next to Tommy Hilfiger, near...

2:18 PM Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

Three new retailers are opening their doors at the Palm Beach Outlets on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, mall officials announced on Monday. - Kipling, a chain known for its handbags, backpacks, luggage, wallets, messenger bags and travel accessories, will open at the mall on Friday, May 18. The store will be located next to Tommy Hilfiger, near...
NEW: Brightline has big discounts for first West Palm-to-Miami weekend
 Brightline will start shuttling passengers to its station in downtown Miami on Saturday, May 19, with round-trip fares starting at $6 for its grand opening weekend — a price that is competitive with the cost of a Tri-Rail ticket. To mark the final phase of its South Florida launch, Brightline plans to slash its one-way ticket prices...

3:22 PM Friday, May. 11, 2018

Brightline will start shuttling passengers to its station in downtown Miami on Saturday, May 19, with round-trip fares starting at $6 for its grand opening weekend — a price that is competitive with the cost of a Tri-Rail ticket. To mark the final phase of its South Florida launch, Brightline plans to slash its one-way ticket prices...
Palm Beach Zoo wins county tourism’s Providencia Award
 Cute animals helped the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society win Palm Beach County’s top tourism prize Friday. The winner of the Providencia Award is determined by a public vote, and the zoo beat out two other finalists for the annual award. Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter says it’s hard to vote against a collection...

2:45 PM Friday, May. 11, 2018

Cute animals helped the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society win Palm Beach County’s top tourism prize Friday. The winner of the Providencia Award is determined by a public vote, and the zoo beat out two other finalists for the annual award. Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter says it’s hard to vote against a collection...
EXCLUSIVE: Marlins, Cards seek $100 million Roger Dean Stadium upgrade
 The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals want Palm Beach County to help pay for a $100 million upgrade of their spring training stadium in Jupiter, a request that some tourism leaders say could threaten their ability to plan future projects that draw travelers to the area. Representatives from both teams appeared before the county&rsquo...

10:02 PM Thursday, May. 10, 2018

The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals want Palm Beach County to help pay for a $100 million upgrade of their spring training stadium in Jupiter, a request that some tourism leaders say could threaten their ability to plan future projects that draw travelers to the area. Representatives from both teams appeared before the county&rsquo...
Those blaring Brightline train horns will be silenced soon
 Train operators could stop blasting their horns along Brightline’s route through West Palm Beach as soon as Monday, a silence that could soon be extended to six other cities around the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, officials announced this week. Brightline has completed a series of safety upgrades needed to stop...

7:41 PM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

Train operators could stop blasting their horns along Brightline’s route through West Palm Beach as soon as Monday, a silence that could soon be extended to six other cities around the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, officials announced this week. Brightline has completed a series of safety upgrades needed to stop...
PBC tourism leader works to attract more conventions
 Kelly Cavers is the senior vice president of group sales and destination services for Discover The Palm Beaches, the nonprofit group charged with promoting the county as a tourism hot spot for both leisure travelers and convention groups. Cavers and her team work with the sales staff at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to bring meetings...

11:00 AM Monday, May. 07, 2018

Kelly Cavers is the senior vice president of group sales and destination services for Discover The Palm Beaches, the nonprofit group charged with promoting the county as a tourism hot spot for both leisure travelers and convention groups. Cavers and her team work with the sales staff at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to bring meetings...
NEW: These PBC cultural groups will feel the pain of state grant cuts
 State lawmakers have slashed the amount of grant money they give to cultural programs, sending Palm Beach County’s non-profit arts organizations scrambling for donations to help soften the blow. The state’s $88.7 billion budget includes just $2.65 million for cultural grants, which will be spread among 489 organizations statewide...

11:00 AM Saturday, May. 05, 2018

State lawmakers have slashed the amount of grant money they give to cultural programs, sending Palm Beach County’s non-profit arts organizations scrambling for donations to help soften the blow. The state’s $88.7 billion budget includes just $2.65 million for cultural grants, which will be spread among 489 organizations statewide...
SunFest 2018: Brightline offers discounts; Broward attendance expands
 Brightline’s passenger trains could help boost attendance at SunFest this year by providing Broward County residents a traffic-free way to get to the festival. Brightline, which began operating its fast-moving trains between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in January, is offering a 50 percent off discount to festival-goers who want...

3:50 PM Friday, May. 04, 2018

Brightline’s passenger trains could help boost attendance at SunFest this year by providing Broward County residents a traffic-free way to get to the festival. Brightline, which began operating its fast-moving trains between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in January, is offering a 50 percent off discount to festival-goers who want...
Brightline: What we learned after 44 trips on the train
 A dozen Palm Beach Post reporters spent more than 29 hours riding Brightline’s trains and waiting at its stations to get a handle on how many people are riding the new passenger rail service. After 44 train rides, including one in every time slot offered by the passenger service, here’s what Post reporters say riders need to know...

3:51 PM Friday, Apr. 27, 2018

A dozen Palm Beach Post reporters spent more than 29 hours riding Brightline’s trains and waiting at its stations to get a handle on how many people are riding the new passenger rail service. After 44 train rides, including one in every time slot offered by the passenger service, here’s what Post reporters say riders need to know...
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