Yesterday we noted that the House would soon vote on the Senate’s changes to the small business lending and tax bill. Earlier today, the House voted 237-187 to pass H.R. 5297. The vote sends the bill to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law within the next week. In addition to the […]
H.R. 5297 – small-business lending and tax bill affects 401K
H.R. 5297 will be voted on by the House shortly. It is a small-business lending and tax bill and already passed last week in the Senate 61 to 38. It will include a provision that if permitted by a 401K plan, would allow a participant who had attained age 59 ½ to “convert” elective deferrals […]
Zoning Ordinance Discourages Animal Shelters in Palm Beach County
There is a rule in Palm Beach County that prohibits animal shelters from being built in areas zoned as residential and agricultural. This ordinance will also apply to existing shelters that are currently located on properties zoned as residential and/or agricultural. While in practice this Ordinance may sound like a good idea, because people do […]
South Florida’s Water: Are We Down to the Last Drop?
Living in south Florida, we have water all around us, yet we face some of the most complex and difficult water resources issues in the country. Why? Because we are an area of feast or famine.
Q&A with Dr. Claudia Hillinger, Vice President for Institute Development at Max Planck Florida Institute
The Max Planck Florida Institute seeks to provide new insight into important biological questions using innovative experimental and theoretical methodologies. Currently, our research groups are underway with studying the brain at the cellular level.
Women in Leadership Roles: Will the Gender Gap Ever Narrow?
Is the success of these executives rising through the ranks in historically male dominated businesses, consistent with what we’re seeing for women pursuing leadership roles throughout the corporate world? The answer reflected in the following statistics is unequivocal….no.
Federal Contractors Beware!
Most companies that hold federal contracts are aware that in accepting government funds, the company must assume certain affirmative action obligations. Many of these companies, however, are not aware of the government’s renewed focus on compliance with these obligations.
New Gunster Website Launches
The new Gunster.com launches, replete with a host of new features, improved usability and an entirely new user experience.
Q&A with Kelly L. Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County
Two of the greatest economic development wins which will go down in history books for Palm Beach County will be the successful recruitment of the Scripps Research Institute and Max Planck. While it will take years before we see the full maturation and spin off activity which will result from these two highly acclaimed institutes, there has already been a tremendous amount of positive activity in the first five years.
Prepare for the Worst: Commercial Property Owners Can Act Now to Avoid Insurance Problems Later
Nobody can predict when the next hurricane will hit South Florida, but there is no reason to wait for a storm to brew to get your business ready to weather the financial consequences of a catastrophic event.