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February 7, 2016

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Technology and telecommunications focus on protection

FLORIDA TREND'S cover story this month on cyber-security also appears along with an economic backbone piece on the telecommunications industry. It's no coincidence. The two go hand-in-hand. read more >

Helping the homeless in Florida

The traditional approach to helping chronically homeless people envisions them climbing a series of rungs up a virtuous ladder back into society: read more >

Alto ‘Bud' Adams Jr. is a ‘Florida Icon'

Ruminations from Florida rancher Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. on life and ranching in Florida, including: read more >

Interview with Troy Taylor, CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Troy Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, charts the establishment of the sales and distribution company, expresses the importance of local business engagement and comments on the company's commitment to Florida, locally and at large. read more >

2016 is off to a running start in Florida

2016 is off to a running start here at Florida Trend. The outlook for the year ahead looks positive, as many industry leaders express in our Industry Outlook article. read more >

Connecting education and economic development in Florida

In 2013, Kelly Smallridge, was trying to convince the CEO of a financial services firm to move his company down from the northeast. The CEO said he was sold on Palm Beach County but indicated there was a hurdle... read more >

Daily Bread: Four generations of pan Cubano

Juan More left his native Spain for Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American War. During his time in Cuba, he learned how to bake bread the Cuban way... read more >

Winston Scott is a 'Florida Icon'

Shuttle astronaut, senior vice president, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, age 65 read more >

Floridian of the Year: Colin Brown

In a year dominated by discussions of wage inequality, JM Family Enterprises' CEO, Colin Brown, decided to share more of the company's success with its workers. read more >

More than water: Innovations found in Israel's water supply

A new book, “Let There Be Water” by American businessman and writer Seth Siegel, offers a detailed look at how a host of policies and initiatives have brought water self-sufficiency to Israel's 8 million citizens. read more >

Florida Icon: Carlton Ward Jr.

“My mom always encouraged a sense of wonder in me about things, like picking up seashells and learning the difference between univalves and bivalves,” says Florida environmental photographer Carlton Ward Jr. The eighth-generation Floridian shares other lessons he's learned along the way. read more >

Golden opportunities in Florida

The Golden Spoon Awards recognize Florida's top restaurants. And this year, editor Chris Sherman outdid himself yet again, writing about one of the latest trends — “fiery fusion cuisine.” read more >

Into the woods: Florida lawmakers ignore Amendment 1

The people of Florida have told their elected officials that they value places like Corkscrew Swamp. In response, the Legislature basically told the voters to drop dead... read more >

Florida Icon: Mel Tillis

Entertainer Mel Tillis talks about life as a stutterer and singer. Tillis is 83 and lives in Ocala, Florida. read more >

Setting the pace: Lawyer Erin Deady is an environmental steward

Erin Deady's love of the environment led her into law. read more >

In step with Florida's public universities

Universities create communities that last a lifetime. I had to opportunity to tour the campuses of both Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University in south Florida. read more >

In good company: Gina Duncan's story

When Greg Pingston decided to become Gina Duncan, she found support from her employer. read more >

Hilarie Bass - Greenberg Traurig's commitment to Florida

Hilarie Bass, Co-President of Greenberg Traurig, emphasizes the global-reaching law firm's commitment to Florida, notes upcoming changes in legal marketplace fees and discusses business law case settlements. read more >

Florida has 35 billionaires on Forbes list of richest Americans

On Tuesday, Forbes announced its 34th annual Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. read more >

Robert M. 'Bob' Beall II is a Florida ‘Icon'

Lessons from Bealls department store chairman, Bob Beall. read more >

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