April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Bank offers free investment workshops

A series of free workshops, “Investments 101 – Caveat Emptor,” will be held at four Charlotte State Bank & Trust offices on Wednesdays from April 11 through May 2. More...

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Management styles vary, as do results

orVinegar STEVE JOBS WAS NOT A NICE GUY — NOT TO HIS employees at Apple. “It was no secret that Mr. Jobs had an outwardly aggressive penchant for control, and he would often put down anyone he didn’t like. More...

It’s Your Business … Attention

The first word in the AIDA (Attention/ Interest/Desire/Action) marketing principle is “attention.” What are you doing to attract attention to your business? Our concept of shameless marketing means whatever it takes to attract aattention More...

401(K): Old dog with new tricks for the sole proprietor

MONEY & INVESTING

The 401(K) became an old dog sporting the same ol’ retirement savings tricks: the employer (optionally) puts a small amount of money into the corporate 401(K) plan for the employee’s benefit, a percentage match to the employee’s own More...

Florida Weekly celebrates five

FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, WE ROLLED out our very first edition in Fort Myers. Since then we’ve launched More...

‘Mote south’ presence could generate millions, eliminate eyesore

Mote Marine’s proposed expansion into Charlotte County is taking the shape of a three-story aquarium. The view from where Tonya Blair ate lunch one afternoon last week wasn’t ideal. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1248 Partridge Drive, Punta Gorda

Located in attractive Punta Gorda Isles, this waterfront pool home has been completely updated to show like a model. A custom construction built by Potter in 1993, the home of 2,278 square feet under air features three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Dragon Warriors

War on the Peace: second annual Punta Gorda Dragon Boat Festival

A LONG BOAT WITH A TRADITIONAL Chinese dragon-headed bow, and tightly packed pairs of very Caucasian paddlers working in unison slid in off the Peace River at a quarter past seven while the sun burned off the morning fog. More...

Three finalists will audition to be CSO maestro next season

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has identified three finalists to fill Maestro Francis Wada’s position beginning with the 2013-2014 season. More...

‘The Dressmaker’

BEACH READING

by Kate Alcott(Doubleday, $25.95) More...