July 2015 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


The Florida Trend 350

UCF's Creative Village

Profile: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Today, "Big Jack" Holloway might not recognize the liquor stores operated by the company he founded nearly 80 years ago.

125 Biggest Public Companies

A chart at this page previews the top public companies in Florida, as ranked by revenue.

225 Biggest Private Companies

Find out who tops the list of the biggest private companies in the state.

CEO Salaries

Among 10 top executives at Florida’s biggest companies, seven got big raises while three had their pay cut.


Up Front - Publisher's Column
Companies are fueling Florida's growth

"The article about ABC Fine Wine & Spirits accompanies the Florida Trend 350. I count 57 public companies with at least $1.0 billion in revenue and 52 private companies at that landmark."

Florida Icon: Nan-Yao Su

“Catch a dragonfly and look at the wings, with all those veins, a very intricate network of veins. To me, that’s fascinating, just totally fascinating, and beautiful.”

Bar Taco

Taco Belles: Mexican eateries in Florida

Along with chains like Chipotle, Moe’s, Lime Fresh Mexican and a raft of street taco purveyors, local chefs around the state are offering new expressions of south-of-the-border cuisine.

Jon H. Gutmacher on lawyers, guns and poetry

Attorney Jon H. Gutmacher is among the state’s top legal experts on gun and self-defense laws.

Editor's Page
Focus health care on prevention

"Health care costs are being driven up by better drugs, better machines and our inclination to extend our lives for as long as we can -- regardless of cost, regardless of the quality of life medicine delivers in our final days."

Legal Elite


Florida's Top Attorneys

The 12th annual Florida Legal Elite names 1,131 to the list. Lists include Hall of Fame inductees, Up & Comers and Government & Non-Profit Attorneys.

Cardiac Care
New Life: Heart transplants in Florida

At any given moment, about 250 Floridians are waiting for a new heart, such as Tonya Cajuste.

Arts & Philanthropy
New batons: Orchestras shine with new music directors

Over the past two years, all of the top five professional symphony orchestras in the state have appointed new music directors.

Around the State

Farewell, DRI law

Florida's "Development of Regional Impact" law was meant to ensure that state and regional governments collaborated to review big construction projects.

Proposed: A 10-mile ‘linear park' underneath Miami's Metrorail

The park would include bike and walking paths, landscaping and connections to other transit and parks.

Palm Beach State College's Ava Parker

Parker spoke with Florida Trend about her role as leader of the college.

Cloud nine

Tampa Bay IT firm Vology scores big with NASA contract

Sand storm

Cemex cement company goes head-to head with Lake and Orange officials who oppose a sand-mining operation.

The DuPont fund is still giving

While the national sank into an economic recession, the Jesse Ball DuPont Fund stepped up its support in the communities of northeast Florida.

Cutting Edge: IHMC 'bot nabs DARPA prize

Some of the nation’s best and brightest robotics and software engineers work at the IHMC Robotics Lab in Pensacola.

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Florida Travel: Visit Ravine Gardens State Park
Florida Travel: Visit Ravine Gardens State Park

Come see Florida's "canyons" at Ravine Gardens State Park, a hidden gem tucked away in Palatka, just off the St Johns River.

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