Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Negotiations underway to open 1st full-service IKEA store in Bayamón

Published 21 January 2020, 6:40 pm
The future IKEA store is expected to incorporate all of the elements of the brand, including a restaurant and childcare services. Read More →

PR IT Cluster announces 1st ‘Call For Papers’ on industry topics

Published 21 January 2020, 5:04 am
Those interested may submit academic papers and/or electronic presentations — in English or Spanish — by Feb. 15. Read More →

Yauco college joins World Central Kitchen to cook meals for earthquake victims

Published 21 January 2020, 5:03 am
All National University College campuses and extension centers evaluated their emergency protocols and were certified to begin the school year, so they were able to enable the Extension Center’s kitchen last week. Read More →

Serrallés Foundation’s grants to benefit nonprofits serving earthquake victims

Published 21 January 2020, 5:02 am
Applications must be submitted online through the Puerto Rico Community Foundation on or before Feb. 21, 2020. Read More →

Municipal Finance Corp. extends tax filing deadline for retailers

Published 21 January 2020, 5:01 am
No interest, surcharges or penalties will be imposed for submissions after Jan. 20, provided they are completed before Jan. 31, 2020. Read More →

Uber, Uber Eats offer free rides, deliveries to earthquake victims

Published 21 January 2020, 5:00 am
Among the initiatives is offering promotional codes redeemable for free trips for users, first responders and other emergency personnel in the affected areas. Read More →

Govt issues administrative orders to expedite emergency projects

Published 20 January 2020, 5:03 am
The orders seek to make quick work of rebuilding roads and infrastructure affected by the earthquake and its aftershocks. Read More →

Mennonite Health System to help quake victims handle emotions, anxiety

Published 20 January 2020, 5:02 am
The healthcare provider will announce its weekly routes on its Facebook page (@SistemaDeSaludMenonita). Read More →

Honeywell Aerospace P.R. seeks engineers

Published 20 January 2020, 5:01 am
Honeywell Aerospace is looking to hire Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Hardware, Software and information systems experts. Read More →

FirstBank donates $250K to help southwestern P.R. residents

Published 20 January 2020, 5:00 am
During the first phase of the effort, the bank partnered with five nonprofit organizations that are offering services to families with pressing needs. Read More →

U.S. Dept. of Health activates free prescription med program in P.R.

Published 18 January 2020, 8:01 pm
The program pays for prescription medications for people without health insurance who are affected by disasters. Read More →

Retailers join nonprofit to deliver aid, entertainment to earthquake evacuees

Published 17 January 2020, 5:03 am
Walgreens, Best Buy, Pepe Ganga, Walmart, Novus, Bakers, Pueblo and Sam’s Club, among others, were present during the delivery of supplies. Read More →

Kroll Bond Rating Agency assigns grade to Oriental Bank

Published 17 January 2020, 5:02 am
Capital protection, while historically strong in relation to both the bank’s own risk profile and the peer group, is sharply lower following the all-cash acquisition of the Scotiabank de Puerto Rico, which was completed on Dec. 31, 2019. Read More →

Expedition Communications delivers connectivity to 3 earthquake shelters

Published 17 January 2020, 5:01 am
Aside from installing systems at the shelters, Expedition Communication is also waiving installation fees for businesses for the next 60 days. Read More →

P.R.’s biopharma plants back online after power interruptions

Published 17 January 2020, 5:00 am
PIA member companies have also joined efforts with the communities to help in the recovery process and provide humanitarian assistance. Read More →

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