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Parkland Begins to Reopen; Broward Gyms Still Closed

May 18, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Broward and Miami-Dade begin their Phase I reopening plan this week, and local establishments are scrambling to get themselves ready. Hundreds of area businesses in and around Parkland are doing their best to be prepared for the "new normal."

The single most consistent hope for area business owners is that patrons have patience. Everyone is still figuring this out ...

The "New Normal" Begins Monday in Parkland

PARKLAND, FL- Governor DeSantis signed an Executive Order opening Phase I of Broward and Miami-Dade counties on Monday. In a press conference held in Doral on Thursday afternoon, DeSantis made the announcement official. Non-essential businesses such as manufacturing facilities, office buildings, and more will be allowed to open under Phase I social distancing guidelines. 

DeSantis is ...

Florida Continues Its March Towards Reopening; DeSantis Welcomes Pro Sports Teams

PARKLAND, FL- The State of Florida continues its trek towards reopening the state. Broward and Miami-Dade counties are working together to begin opening their first non-essential businesses next Monday. Many questions remain about what to expect, from new social norms to the plan for increasing capacity in the coming weeks and months. 

The scene on Monday in Parkland will be a welcome ...

Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant Closes Permanently in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Sweet Tomatoes, the buffet chain known for its endless soup, salad, and pizza bar, is permanently closing its 97 restaurants – including Coral Springs.

The closure will put about 4,400 employees out of work, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune report last week.

“The FDA had previously put out recommendations that included discontinuing self-serve stations, ...

How to Pivot Your Business After the Coronavirus: A Complimentary Webinar

PARKLAND, FL- On May 12th, the Parkland Chamber of Commerce is offering local business owners and leaders a complimentary webinar to learn ways they can adapt their businesses to emerge from the coronavirus crisis even stronger than before.  Presented by certified business coach Ellis Mass of FocalPoint Coaching, this presentation is the latest in a series of virtual events hosted by the ...

Parkland Chamber's "Take Your Pet To Work" Day is a Hit

PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Chamber of Commerce has been creatively generating ideas to keep life interesting during this season of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday was the Chamber's "Take Your Pet To Work" day for all the pet-loving people in Parkland. The photos of our furry friends and work companions were featured on the Parkland Chamber's Facebook page. To ...

A New Era for the Parkland Business Community

PARKLAND, FL- A new era of business communication has been ushered in by the Coronavirus. Whether people were already technologically inclined or whether they've been forced into it as a last resort, social distance-supporting technology is now at the forefront of business, social, and governmental progress.

The Parkland Chamber of Commerce hosted its first "Virtual" Monthly ...

Virtual Meeting With Congressman Ted Deutch and More on Wednesday

PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a free virtual meeting about managing business through the challenging Coronavirus season with Congressman Ted Deutch on Wednesday morning. The event will also feature Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, County Commissioner Michael Udine, and Steven Tinsley, Economic Development Manager for the Broward County Office of Economic ...

Parkland Business Operation Updates

PARKLAND, FL- As the Parkland community continues to respect the national and local mandates regarding "stay at home" policies, local businesses are also working to adjust and respond to the situation. Many Parkland businesses count on the daily or weekly patronage of the local community, and are making adjustments to their operation accordingly.

Local business that would like ...

Breaking News: Governor DeSantis Increases Broward Closures

PARKLAND, FL- Governor Ron DeSantis, in an effort to more rapidly curb the spread of COVID-19, significantly increased public space and business closures in Broward and Palm Beach counties on Friday morning.

All Broward and Palm Beach beaches, movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, fitness studios, and ...

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Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 16, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

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Beach Sunbathing and More Opens on Monday

May 30, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- As the beaches of Broward County have opened up, many beach goers have been daydreaming of relaxing on the summer sand and soaking up the rays without needing to keep moving along.

Daydream no more. The beaches of Broward will be open again to sunbathing as of Monday, June 1. Social distancing rules still apply, and masks are expected to be in use in any scenario that places ...

Near the Beach This Afternoon? Watch a Rocket Launch Into Space

PARKLAND, FL- As Parkland and Broward County residents adjust to their newly opened beaches, they are in for a treat this afternoon. NASA and SpaceX will be sending its first manned rocket in nine years on a flight to the International Space Station. 

Two astronauts, Drew Hurley and Bob Behnken, will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy ...

Broward Beaches, Hotels, Gyms Now Open

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland residents can now head to the beach in our own county, albeit with a number of restrictions. Broward County has now officially opened its beaches, gyms, and hotels as of today with occupancy and social distancing restrictions.

A number of gyms within the county had begun to open already, depending on the posture of the city they are located. As of today, they ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...