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Heron Bay Commercial Development Decision Pushed Back

May 4, 2022

PARKLAND, FL- The much-anticipated Heron Bay Development decision has been pushed back at least a month.

At an NSID Board Meeting that was initially intended to choose one of three development plan options, a decision was made today that more information needs to be gathered and evaluated before making a recommendation. The next meeting will be in about a month.

Around 100 people showed up ...

Broward County Mayor Michael Udine to Speak at Parkland Chamber Breakfast Tomorrow

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland resident and current Broward County Mayor Michael Udine will be speaking at a breakfast event on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, hosted by the Parkland Chamber of Commerce. 

Udine is the guest speaker at the Chamber's monthly breakfast at the Cypresshead Clubhouse.

Doors open at 8 a.m. and the event begins at 8:30 a.m. It is free for Chamber Trustee members, $15 for ...

CEO of K9's For Warriors to Speak at Parkland Chamber Event Next Week

PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon next Friday, April 29, 2022, that you won't want to miss. Rory Diamond, CEO of the nonprofit K9's For Warriors, will be sharing the inspiring story behind K9's For Warriors, which is America's largest provider of service dogs for veterans.

In 2020, K9s For Warriors was named "one of the best ...

Parkland Chamber Chat: The State of Florida Officially Announces a Statewide Mandate For a Three-Day Work Week, Effective Immediately!

PARKLAND, FL- April Fool’s! 

Well, that would be nice, now wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, it is just a joke. For hundreds of years April Fool’s Day has been celebrated by many throughout the world and its origins remain a mystery, yet it is a tradition that I suspect will last an eternity. Setting aside one day for practical jokes and possible hoaxes is a lot of fun, ...

The Gordon Family of 7; A True "Family Owned Business" in Parkland

PARKLAND, FL- Many Parkland families are busy in 2022. From school to sports to faith to family activities while living in South Florida, most parents find themselves working hard to keep up with life. And yet, almost nobody has more happening on a daily basis than the Gordon family of 7 in Parkland.

Leo Gordon and his wife, Mayda, have a combined 5 children spanning an age range from 6 to 24.

4Ever Young Parkland Opens Its Doors With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

PARKLAND, FL- 4Ever Young Anti-Aging Institute now has a Parkland location. The wellness franchise will be opening its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony this evening, Wednesday, March 30, at 5:30 5988 Coral Ridge Drive in Sawgrass Center Heron Bay.

The event is co-hosted by the Parkland Chamber of Commerce and will feature the ribbon cutting ceremony, cocktails with an open ...

Parkland Chamber Chat: March Madness and Business: Pick Your Teams Wisely!

PARKLAND, FL- It’s that time of year again…. March Madness!  I must admit, I love filling out my bracket and watching the tournament with my family.  Each year there always seems to be an upset (or a few upsets) and so many of the games are decided by a last-minute basket. To be honest, I always include a couple of underdogs when I make my picks.

This got me thinking, ...

Parkland Chamber To Host Event Next Week Honoring Past President Nicole Roman

PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an event next week to honor its long-time past President, Nicole Roman. Roman has been a force behind the development and growth of the Parkland Chamber, and the event will be centered around Roman and the progress of the Parkland Chamber.

The event will be a breakfast held at the Cypresshead Club House next week on Wednesday, ...

Local McDonald’s Aims To Open More Drive-Thru Lanes To Meet Pandemic Demand

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – You may soon be able to get a Bic Mac faster in Coral Springs.

McDonald’s is joining other fast-food chains in ramping up investments to make their drive-thru lanes more efficient.

Drive-thru ordering surged in the past year-and-a-half as the coronavirus pandemic closed indoor dining and made consumers wary of entering restaurants.

With industry experts ...


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TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

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TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...