Business & Finance

What cool existing invention do you wish you had thought of to invent yourself?

This month. Good News Wants To Know… what cool existing invention do you wish you had thought of to invent yourself? Having begun my illustrious sales career in the office supply business, it should not be surprising that my selection would be the ubiquitous Post-It Note. Hardly a day goes by without using one or seeing one in use in a variety of shapes and colors. The fact that the discovery was accidental only makes it even more appealing. That’s my story and I am sticking (lightly) to it! Mike McDermott, PA, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, The Keyes Company This […]

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Educating the Whole Person

Now more than ever, students are looking for whole-person education with an ethical, Christian perspective. Professor Gregory Rummo, Lecturer of Chemistry at Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University, wrote about the value of Christian higher education in his essay below.    College Is Not a Waste of Money, Time or Talent   College was the best four years of my life. I looked up to my professors as if they were sages on stages. For three of those four years, I worked for the university as a teaching assistant and laboratory technician in the chemistry department. The faculty made me feel […]

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Working Two Jobs? Stay on a Solid Footing with Your Employer(s)

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month features a conversation with Jennifer Wahba, an associate with Tripp Scott.   In today’s economy, many Floridians find themselves needing to work two jobs just to make ends meet. Others pursue outside employment to fulfill personal interests and aspirations or to pursue a career transition.  But a second job can give rise to some ticklish situations. After all, we can agree that your employer has an interest in: Ensuring workers are in a position to satisfy the job’s requirements and are […]

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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Celebrates 40 Years Providing Affordable Housing

For 40 years, Habitat for Humanity of Broward has sought to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope during times of need. Established in 1983 by members of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, Habitat Broward built some of its first homes for families displaced by Hurricane Andrew. Today they are on the front lines of the battle for affordable homeownership as Broward has become one of the most cost burdened housing markets in the nation, placing homeownership out of reach for 94 percent of families. “With the median priced home in Broward jumping to $585,000, […]

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Where There’s No Will, There’s No Way – To Have A Say After Death

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month features a conversation with Christine Yates, a director with Tripp Scott.   Bill Davell: Let’s get right to the basic question: Do I need a will as a Florida resident?    Christine Yates: Well, only if you own property, have any family, especially minor children, own or share ownership of a business and are going to die – but most important, want to have a say in what happens with any of these after your death. Not to mention […]

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PBA Earns Prestigious AACSB Accreditation, Creating Even More Opportunities for Students

Sam Lenes always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and Palm Beach Atlantic University, or more specifically the Rinker School of Business, was just the place for him to pursue his dreams. “Most of my professors were people who were out in the field for the first 15-20 years of their career, getting real world, real business experience,” said Lenes, the 2023 graduate who was a finance and marketing double major. “They were wonderful, and I was finally learning about subjects that I cared about.”  Lenes was able to use the knowledge he gained from the Rinker School of Business and […]

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Navigating Florida’s Judicial System

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month features a conversation with Robert Meacham, a director at Tripp Scott Law Firm, who represents a wide variety of clients in the fields of construction, business and real estate law, including litigation and transactional representation. Courts can be scary places. Seemingly all-powerful robed judges hover behind a tall bench, gavel in hand. Court rules and language are often unfamiliar, no matter how many TV legal dramas we’ve watched. Typically, parties or loved ones are in court because something untoward […]

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Students Learn a Financial Goal Without an Action Plan ‘Is Just a Wish’

These are exciting times at Palm Beach Atlantic University, as we review architects’ plans for the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Building. Our excitement rises even higher when we consider how the new building will allow us to expand impactful business programs and courses taught by engaging professors such as Barbara VanderWerf. “Professor VanderWerf is one of my favorites,” said finance major Emily Kintz. “I just really love her teaching style. She’s very focused on making connections with each student individually.” Emily, a senior, had enjoyed several courses under Barbara, who is assistant professor of management. Now, in her […]

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Why Should My Company “Outsource” A General Counsel?

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month’s offering features a conversation with Matthew Zifrony, a director with Tripp Scott who practices in the areas of entrepreneurial business, commercial real estate, and condominium and HOA. Bill Davell: What is the role of a general counsel and why does my company need one? Matthew Zifrony: You could think of a general counsel in the same way you view your primary care physician: she or he has responsibility for and oversees all aspects of your company’s or organization’s legal […]

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Power of Attorney is a Powerful Way to Protect Your Interests

The Good News provides a monthly column with important content having to do with topics from the legal community. This month’s offering features a conversation with Jeff Fauer, a Tripp Scott director, who focuses his practice in estate, trust and complex, commercial litigation. A power of attorney is a time-tested way to provide peace of mind that your personal, financial and legal affairs are kept in order, and your interests and intentions respected and carried out, in contexts ranging from business to healthcare. But it’s important to understand what a power of attorney is and how it works to ensure […]

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