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West Palm Beach ranked tops in Florida

17 Florida cities in the 2014 Forbes Top 200

SouthFloridaSunrise.com Staff report

August 6--The Forbes 16th annual ranking of the Best Places for Business and Careers analyzed the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas and divisions in the U.S.

Four South Florida communities were ranked in the top 200: West Palm Beach (54), Ft Lauderdale (102), Pt. St. Lucie (109), and Miami (113).

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Passed the taste test

California Pizza Kitchen re-imagines Boca Raton location

SouthFloridaSunrise.com Staff report

July 16-For the past two years, California Pizza Kitchen has been testing its "recipe for re-imagination" at its Fort Lauderdale location. Key ingredients in the recipe combine more creativity in its menu, a new design that harkens back to its California mind-set, and re-focusing its staff to "de-chain" the chain to attract more customers.

Based on positive results in Fort Lauderdale and a California location, CPK has announced the debut of its re-imagined menu in the newly remodeled Boca Raton restaurant to further roll-out the concept.

The enhanced menu, which still features California Pizza Kitchen’s signature hand-tossed California-style pizzas, pastas and salads, incorporates new Main Plates, unique seasonal offerings, Lunch Duos and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh juices, fruits, purées and herbs.

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Bottom line metrics

Analytics that grow your business

By Earl Starkoff, MarketServ™

Finding tangible evidence that what we do works (or doesn’t) is key to performance improvement.

So we look for metrics to gauge our results.

How many times have you heard (or believed yourself) any of the following as metrics that show your marketing dollars are well spent?

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