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Florida Legal Elite 2018 - Florida’s top lawyers

Legal Elite

Now in its 15th year, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. The 1,012 lawyers listed here exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and by so doing, have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues. Special report here. Legal Elite winners are listed several ways:

Sales and Marketing Advice
The most important question to ask your customers

"What’s important to you and how can I help you get there?" This question is the most important question you’ll ever ask a customer. Asking that is hands down the best way to sell. It’s the top proficiency to master in customer service. And the greatest approach to helping your team thrive. Read Ron Stein's full column here.

Orlando's Hawkers Asian Street Fare expands to Tar Heel State

Orlando restaurant chain Hawker’s Asian Street is moving up the eastern seaboard and opening a new location in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2019. Hawkers, known for its fast-casual service of staple Asian food dishes, started in the Mills 50 district and has now expanded to four locations in Florida. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

Carnival shares sink on outlook, cost concerns

Carnival Corp. shares tumbled Monday after the cruise operator gave a weaker-than-expected outlook, citing growing fuel costs. The lackluster guidance and concern over growing costs helped drag down its peers. More from the AP.

What name would a new Rays stadium carry? It’s a multi-million dollar question

Estimates for a naming rights deal for a new Rays ballpark in Ybor City range from $3 million to $10 million per year. The final amount matters. The guarantee of annual cash flow can be used to borrow money for construction of a new ballpark, which could cost upwards of $800 million. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

Florida Small Business
Dream it ... now do it

 So you want to start a business? You are not alone. On any given day in America — the land of opportunity — thousands of men and women are dreaming that same dream. In 2017, more than 6.5 million of them made it happen; they actually opened their own businesses.

» More from Florida Small Business.

 

Out of the Box
Maintenance Mania

floridaBrandon Gay can install a water heater in about 8 seconds — a feat that earned him bragging rights as the fastest maintenance technician in the country. The 36-year-old Orange County resident competed in the annual Maintenance Mania Championship in San Diego last weekend, beating 19 other finalists by performing tasks such as fixing a toilet, connecting an ice maker and installing a smoke detector.

» Read more from the Orlando Sentinel.

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