No Back to School Tax Break

No Back to School Tax Break

If you were waiting for the ten day sales tax holiday to shop for school and hurricane supplies, forget it. Florida lawmakers have chopped the popular event that saved consumers a whopping $41 million during the 2007 tax holiday.

Almost all of the state’s money comes from sales tax and this year the state just cannot afford the holiday for residents. Expect retailers to advertise sharp discounts to get consumers into their stores to attract more shoppers.

Watch the ads, shop with a list and look for items on clearance racks to get your best deals.


Triathlon Comes to AmeliaOn Saturday, October 4th, 2008, Gatorade, Open Road Bicycles and Hammer Nutrition are sponsoring the 1st triathlon to be held on Amelia Island. The Atlantic Coast Triathlon will feature Read more

Marketing Florida

Richard Goldman, Chief Marketing Officer of the Amelia Island Plantation, will serve as chairman of the board for Visit Florida, the official marketing company for the state’s tourism industry.

Goldman will chair the board for fiscal year 2008-09, which began on July 1 and brings more than 30 years of broad marketing experience to this position.

He is currently responsible for marketing the Amelia Island Plantation. A 1,350 acre, AAA-Four Diamond resort located about 30 miles north of the Jacksonville International Airport nestled among the Atlantic Ocean, scenic marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway.

County Feeling Rising Fuel Costs

Rising fuel costs have caused the Nassau County Commission to restrict county employees from taking home county vehicles. Nearly 40 employees currently take their cars home. Only employees who average at least 32 after-hour service calls in a year will be authorized to drive their vehicles home, reducing the number to about 14. That is a substantial reduction in fuel and maintenance expenses for the county.

Feeding the Hungry

An 11-year-old from South Florida, Jack Davis, brought about the Florida Restaurant Lending a Helping Hand Act after learning that restaurants throw leftover food away rather than donate it because of liability concerns. Now our own, Ritz-Carlton, Read more

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