Miami-based Brightstar expanding role in wireless communications

Brightstar Corp., a leading middleman in wireless communications, celebrates its 15th birthday this fall, and like other teenagers, it’s getting bigger and adopting new interests. Miami-based Brightstar has become one of the world’s largest distributors of mobile telephones and much more, expanding its middleman role in recent years to encompass other types of wireless devices […]

Turnaround towns: California metros surpass S. Fla. in housing recovery

While South Florida housing markets are improving, they’re losing ground as “turnaround towns.” California communities dominate’s top 10 metro areas with the most impressive recoveries from the housing collapse. Although Miami-Dade County ranks third, it’s the only Florida metro to crack the quarterly list, dropping from No. 2 in the first quarter. Broward County […]

Late-night menu options growing in South Florida

It’s midnight. You’re out on the town, and suddenly the hunger pangs hit you hard. You don’t want to hit a fast-food joint. You don’t want greasy. You want something better. From trendy eateries with late-night menus to gourmet food trucks, your choices are growing across South Florida, making that fourth meal option easier to […]

Made in South Florida: Home-grown firms thrive

South Florida’s known as a retirement haven and vacation destination to most, but it’s also a place where some entrepreneurs find inspiration for business startups. Several tri-county business owners are proud to call South Florida their headquarters. Many have roots in sunny South Florida that have weathered some rough years and are now continuing to […]

South Florida boating industry expects good turnout for Memorial Day weekend

Marinas and boating retailers are preparing for the start of the summer boating season in South Florida — if the weather cooperates. Broward and Palm Beach counties are home to more than 77,000 boats, many of which will crowd the Intracoastal Waterway, nearby sandbars and the open Atlantic to enjoy the warm and hopefully sunny […]

S. Florida sign company builds on its success

Jeff and Jim Adinolfe are feeling pretty good about the little company they started 20 years ago in Lake Worth. They can look back on their work — including on opening day at the Miami Marlins ballpark — to see they’ve come a long way. Their company, Atlas Sign Industries, designed, built and installed the […]

South Florida home-building on the way back

New home construction is on the rise by luxury home builder Toll Brothers at the Parkland Golf and Country Club. Last year Broward had 949 starts, up 19 percent from the year before. Susan Stocker, Sun Sentinel (Susan Stocker, Sun Sentinel / April 5, 2012) Buyers looking for a brand new home are likely to […]

South Florida gold dealer accused of false promises

Gold has been among the most lucrative investments in recent years, more than doubling in value since 2007. But a Deerfield Beach-based precious metals dealer apparently never believed the industry’s standard credo, “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” A federal judge has slapped Premier Precious Metals, Inc., and its owner, Anthony J. Columbo, […]