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These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Rosselló declares state of emergency ahead of hurricane

Published 19 September 2017, 5:01 am
The storm is expected to reach Puerto Rico between Tuesday and Wednesday, as a Category 5 hurricane, which could represent catastrophic damage for the island. Read More →

Liberty PR offers free Weather Channel, will compensate

Published 19 September 2017, 5:00 am
Liberty Puerto Rico announced Monday that effective immediately, it would begin offering The Weather Channel to all its customers due to the emergency caused by Hurricane María for Puerto Rico this week. Read More →

Cancellations abound in PR due to Hurricane María

Published 18 September 2017, 6:20 pm
Numerous businesses have already announced plans to remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday as the massive Hurricane María approaches Puerto Rico, bringing with it potentially catastrophic damages, as weather officials have said. Read More →

Puerto Rico prepares for Hurricane María’s Tues. arrival

Published 18 September 2017, 5:06 am
Puerto Rican authorities have begun preparations for the passage of Hurricane Maria, expected to make landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 3 hurricane on Tuesday. Read More →

US Census: P.R. population will be at barely 3M by 2025

Published 18 September 2017, 5:05 am
The U.S. Census Bureau has updated its demographic projections for Puerto Rico, predicting that the island’s population will be at 2.98 million by 2025, or 25 years earlier than its original projection, the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics revealed. Read More →

Portable generators save the day for Loíza St. small biz

Published 18 September 2017, 5:04 am
For Puerto Rico’s small business sector, left in the dark post Hurricane Irma, the key to returning to near normalcy was having a portable power generator. Read More →

Guayacán marks 21st anniv. with 1st crowdfunding effort

Published 18 September 2017, 5:03 am
Grupo Guayacán, Inc. (GGI) announced the launch of its first-ever crowdfunding campaign, the “Guayacán Giving Day,” which concludes Sept. 21st. Read More →

Nextgen Pharma’s cannabis cultivation bears fruit in PR

Published 18 September 2017, 5:02 am
Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis industry continues to innovate in the development of new products and strains to meet the health conditions of authorized patients. Read More →

Retailers to present ‘Future of Retail’ on Sept. 27

Published 18 September 2017, 5:01 am
The Puerto Rico Retail Association, known as ACDET in Spanish, will host an event Sept. 27 focusing on “The Future of Retail,” Lymaris Otero, executive director of the trade group announced. Read More →

Rosselló: PR is regional hub for emergency management

Published 15 September 2017, 5:07 am
Despite experiencing some $600 million in damages in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s passage through the Caribbean last week, Puerto Rico was less affected than the rest of the region and has assumed the role of “safe haven” for those who experienced the storm’s harshest forces in the Lesser Antilles. Read More →

Trump to visit PR to inspect Irma recovery efforts

Published 15 September 2017, 5:06 am
President Donald J. Trump will travel to Puerto Rico at a-yet-to-be-specified date to assist with the territory's recovery after the passage of Hurricane Irma, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Thursday. Read More →

1st edition of ‘PRITC Innovation Awards’ to be held in PR

Published 15 September 2017, 5:05 am
Looking to raise awareness and highlight the importance and growth the island’s information technology industry has experienced in recent years, the Puerto Rico Information Technology Cluster (PRITC) announced the upcoming “PRITC Innovation Awards.” Read More →

Private sector shows outpouring of support post-Irma

Published 15 September 2017, 5:04 am
Puerto Rico's private-sector community continued Thursday to display an outpouring of support for the victims of Hurricane Irma, launching efforts to help rebuild. Read More →

SBA awards $18M to expand small business exporting

Published 15 September 2017, 5:03 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that $18 million in funding has been awarded to 44 State international trade agencies through it’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), to support export growth among U.S. small businesses. Read More →

Santander US provides post-Hurricane Irma relief

Published 15 September 2017, 5:02 am
Santander U.S. announced it has taken immediate steps to assist customers affected by Hurricane Irma, pledging $100,000 to aid relief organizations. Read More →

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