Business

RIDING INTO BUSINESS

Naples teenager takes passion for horses to a new level by designing clothes for top competitions.


Naples resident Juliette Douros Hawk may be fourteen years old, but she already has an eye for entrepreneurship. She’s designing and selling elite and sustainable equestrian wear. Hawk is an award-winning junior horse rider and founder of EQ PRO. It’s an apparel company that creates accessories to improve performance and safety. Hawk said she fuses fashion with function. “Horse riders […]

The Most Important Part of Your Car For Maintenance, Expense & Safety

EARL ON CARS


Automotive technology has been advancing at warp speed for the past 20 years. Today’s new automobile is far superior in safety, comfort, ease of operation, maintenance, mechanical repair cost, and longevity. It seems like yesterday that we were all driving combustion engine cars that got 12 mpg and were well worn out at 50,000 to 100,000 miles. By today’s standards, […]

Show us your BEST

Florida Weekly wants to see your favorite photos. You have a chance to see your shots in The Flamingos BEST of 2024 publication. We’re running a photo contest through March 22. Submit your original photos from the categories below. Once photos are submitted, you can vote on your favorites. Voting will run from March 25 through April 5. To join […]

Drive to Provide

The engines have cooled and the tracks are clear after the second annual “The Gulfstream: Drive to Provide.” Hosted by the Gulfstream Region Porsche Club of America, this waterfront event turbocharged support for Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ homelessness prevention and disability services. The event was attended by more than 200 people and chaired by Stephen Grossman, General Manager for Braman Motorcars. […]

GREAT WOLF LODGE MAKES A SPLASH

A first for the brand in Florida, the 500-suite hotel, water park and adventure park is set for a September opening on the west coast.


The newest Great Wolf Lodge — opening in September in Naples— will debut the newest in water park attractions, interactive activities and immersive games. Last week executives from the company arrived in the area to reveal details of their latest plans. This will be the 21st Great Wolf Lodge and the first in Florida. Breakaway Bay will make its debut […]

“Who ya gonna call?”

EARL ON CARS


No, unfortunately, the Ghostbusters can’t handle car dealers, but the owner of the dealership, the general manager, and the department heads of their new car sales, used car sales, service, parts, and body shop departments can and usually will. What’s the biggest obstacle and frustration when you’ve had a problem with any company? You’ll agree that it’s the inability to […]

FLORIDA’S HOME RUN

HOPES ARE HIGH 2024 SPRING TRAINING IS A GRAND SLAM FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Maybe it’s time, finally, to party like it’s 2019 in the Grapefruit League. That is the informal name for Major League Baseball spring training in Florida. In each of the past four years something interrupted, to one degree or another, a full slate of Florida spring training games in home stadiums. Florida came close, oh, so close, in 2023 to […]

Insider Car Buying Tips for the “Hardcore” Negotiator

EARL ON CARS


Disclaimer: I advise 99% of car buyers not to negotiate for the lowest price when buying or leasing a car. This column is for that 1% who are skilled at and enjoy the game and art of negotiation. Lawyers are often excellent negotiators, having been trained in law school to deal with judges, opposing lawyers, district attorneys, and the police. […]

POSH PICKLEBALL

Private club will serve up luxury.

Luxury is coming to Palm Beach County, in the form of pickleball. The Pickleball Club, a private membership-based indoor pickleball facility, has the green light for a location in Greenacres. The company, which operates high-amenity pickleball facilities throughout Florida, has secured site plan approval with a unanimous vote from the Greenacres city council. The groundbreaking is expected by the end […]

When, how and who? Complaining at a car dealership

EARL ON CARS


The chances are that if you buy a car or have yours serviced by a car dealer, you’ll have something to complain about. For the past 50 years, the Gallup Annual Poll on Ethics and Honesty in Professions has ranked car dealers at, or very near, the bottom of all companies and professions. The trick is knowing how to complain […]


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