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May 30, 2016

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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 >

Making a case for Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida, the state's public-private partnership to attract business, says its incentive toolkit is running out of money — it has just $9 million, an amount that's supposed to last through the middle of 2016. That's not nearly enough. read more >

A famous juggler's concrete plans

By the time Anthony Commarota was 8, he had become one of the best jugglers in the world, appearing on the ABC variety show “That's Incredible.” read more >

A taxing topic

Some business advocates like to tout Florida as a “low-tax” state. But as a recent Florida TaxWatch publication comparing Florida with other states points out, Florida's low-tax reputation is a “complicated” issue. read more >

Orlando City Soccer Club behaves like a real business

Orlando City Soccer Club owners put together a deal with the city of Orlando and Orange County for a $115-million facility with about 20,000 seats... read more >

Peter Meinke - A life in poetry

Peter Meinke, poet laureate of Florida, reflects on a life of poetry. read more >

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