LMA Newsletter

LMA NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Irma Strikes Florida – But It Could Have Been Worse

Our heart goes out to those seriously impacted by Hurricane Irma.  As Governor Scott reminded us many times leading up to and during the storm, “We can rebuild your home, but we can’t rebuild your life.”  Amid the tragedy of last week’s hurricane, there should be some thankfulness that it …

LMA NEWSLETTER AUGUST 21, 2017

Life in Steinhatchee Florida Slow and peaceful

I was invited to attend a live town hall meeting at Florida’s Steinhatchee Landing and in attendance were local elected officials from the surrounding counties of Taylor, Dixie, Gilchrist, Madison, Lafayette, Levy, and many others.  Each county’s representative passionately expressed to the three Florida senators present how important it was that their residents …

LMA NEWSLETTER AUGUST 7, 2017

Of Technology and Road Trips

Since 2000, my smartphone of choice was the Blackberry.  I was one of the first to use one in the fortune 500 companies I worked for and then when I returned to state government in the insurance regulatory arena, I was one of the first in the state agencies to have the device so I …

LMA NEWSLETTER JULY 24, 2017

Dog Days of Summer

We are in the middle of the dog days of summer!  For those of you who live in milder climates, we thought we would share with you what that means.  A fun factoid:  The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs” or “dog days.”  The name came about because they associated …

LMA NEWSLETTER JULY 10, 2017

Where Are All the Good Women?

We have the privilege of having our clients come to Tallahassee and spend a day or two planning, plotting, praying, preparing, presenting, and the list goes on.  And every time we have the privilege of spending quality time with our clients, we all walk away the better for it.  On a recent visit, one …

LMA NEWSLETTER JUNE 26, 2017

Is Customer Service an Oxymoron?

We often receive feedback and letters from our readers on a variety of topics and one that caught our eye this week is worth sharing.  Here’s what it said:  “While in a large retail store recently, I came across an example of what seems to be a trend in customer service…where the team member employed …

LMA NEWSLETTER JUNE 12, 2017

The Summer Bug

It’s the summer – maybe not officially according to the June 21 calendar start, but judging by the outdoor thermometer temperatures and volume (and size of) mosquitoes, yes, it’s summer!  Florida’s elected leaders are sounding the alarm bell about the mosquito-born Zika virus and you may be wondering, why do some people get bitten more than others?  …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 30, 2017

Memorial Day in Action

Yesterday, May 29th was Memorial Day, our nation’s commemoration of the sacrifices made by those whose lives were lost for the freedoms we hold sacred.  Whether our veterans survived their military service, or were killed on the field of battle, our country owes each of them, and their families, a debt of gratitude.

As we look …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 15, 2017

Will They Be Baaack? The Session’s “Terminator” Issues

Will there be a special session to prevent smokeable medical marijuana from becoming the (Florida Department of Health) rule of the land? And will a special session answer the question of how many dispensaries Florida should have, i.e. one on every corner or a limited number?  These are the two critical issues …