November 27, 2014

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FEATURES

Young and Rising All-Stars

Florida's Film & Entertainment Industry

30-somethings making their mark across Florida

From hedge funds to online publishing, these key players are a diverse group of industry leaders, setting trends around the state.

Florida’s unfriendly skies

The cost of air travel within Florida can make the drive-or-fly question problematic.

Cancer Crusaders

Making progress

The number of deaths from all cancers is generally down across the state.

Florida cancer center profiles

What's in the works at Orlando Health, Mayo Clinic, Baptist Health Sout Florida, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Trendlines

Up Front
Palm Beach

Palm Beach County is home to 1.4 million, is a hotbed of technology, innovation, education, health care, agriculture and business services.

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Life lessons from hockey great Phil Esposito

The retired Tampa Bay Lightning excutive talks about losing his daughter, what drove him to succeed and things that tick him off.

Lifestyles
Florida executives’ must-have apps

Find out why Sunshine State execs consider their favorite apps indispensables.

Dining
Florida restaurateurs delve deeper into Asia

Florida’s Asian menu is changing. Contemporary restaurants are reaching deep into authentic flavors from Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and beyond.

Of CounseL - Florida Law
The nuances of Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law

Florida Atlantic University professor Frank de la Torre warns that his class isn’t about debating ‘stand your ground’ as pundits do on cable television.

Tallahassee Trend
Spending big on lobbyists in Florida

AT&T tops the list with almost $1.5 million spent lobbying lawmakers in 2013. .

Editor's Page
Finely tuned

The New World Symphony trains the next generation of top classical musicians while experimenting with ways to broaden the reach of the music itself.

Cleaning Up

A New Boom?

Cashing in at BP's expense

Are businesses in Florida taking money they don't deserve from an oil spill settlement program, or did BP just rush into an agreement it now regrets?

Community Portrait

Palm Beach County

Find economic/demographic information, the region's biggest employers, quality of life reports and much more in this community feature.

Around the State

International
A lesson in diversification

For more than a decade, south Florida-based SRT Group survived on government contracts. Then founder Rick Lund began trying to diversify the 15-year-old company’s customer base.

Statewide
In memory of Reubin Askew

Jim Bacchus, who worked for many years alongside the late Gov. Reubin Askew, writes about the lessons we can all learn from Askew.

Northwest
Panama City has big plans for its marina property

Panama City is finally on its way toward a transformation that city officials hope will lure private enterprise and boost the local economy.

Northeast
University of Florida lands a $75-million endowment

Al Warrington and wife Judy’s donation is designed to boost the university’s research efforts.

Central
Small Orange County farmers capitalize on the eat-local movement.

Commercial vegetable farms and citrus and foliage nurseries have had deep roots in west Orange County for generations and still thrive today, if on a smaller scale.

Southwest
World of beer offers solids

Paul E. Avery makes it a priority to broaden the beer-heavy tavern’s appeal by adding food and mixed drinks to the menu.

Southeast
Blimp exchange

A Goodyear blimp has been part of life in the Fort Lauderdale area since 1979. But now, the days are numbered for Broward County’s two airships.

Miami
A relocation success story

When Universa Investments relocated to Miami, it became the first firm lured to the city since a finance sector initiative was launched in 2013.

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