November 1, 2014

People Archive

Florida's Great Northwest

Most of us don't get the opportunity to visit northwest Florida as often as we should. read more >

Florida's changing demographics

Hispanics fueled much of Florida's population growth over the past decade. One telling stat: Some 19.5% of Floridians are foreign-born. Just over 23% are Hispanic. read more >

Alex D. Brickler is a 'Florida Icon'

The director of obstetrical services and training at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital's family medicine residency program shares his thoughts on lessons he's learned and events he's lived through. read more >

Affording it: C1 Bank's ‘living wage' pays off

Trevor Burgess, CEO of C1 Bank, decided last year that all employees should earn at least $14 an hour. read more >

Experts in their field

Florida university researchers generate more than $1 billion in grants annually. read more >

Q&A with the attorneys of Dean Mead

Marc D. Chapman, President at Dean Mead Law Firm introduces Dean Mean, its history and describes its services to and for business... read more >

30-somethings making their mark across Florida

From hedge funds to online publishing, these 30-something crowd key players are a diverse group of industry leaders, setting trends around the state. read more >

Miami's New World Symphony is 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. read more >

Life lessons from hockey great Phil Esposito

(Hockey Hall of Famer, co-founder, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa; age 72) read more >

Challenging outdated views of Palm Beach

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

A tale of two Florida baseball cities

In St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg and his management group continue, more or less, to do everything right. But in Miami, there's turmoil and conflict inside the Marlins' front office. read more >

Learning from A Land Remembered

The April 2014 issue of Florida Trend is a chronicle of the waves of growth that have surged through Florida. read more >

Adding Value with an MBA

In the old days, great companies such as General Motors and DuPont emerged before educational programs in business administration existed, though they had their own “scientific” methods for training executives. read more >

How many trauma centers for Florida?

As hospitals urge the state to let them open trauma centers, Florida will have to decide how many centers should be allowed to open and is likely to set some rules to guide future trauma center growth. read more >

Lucy Morgan is a 'Florida Icon'

Former Tampa Bay Times political reporter Lucy Morgan shares tales of her past. read more >

How many doctors in Florida?

Is there about to be a physician shortage in Florida? That depends on which subset of physicians you count. According to a 2013 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges, Florida ranks below the national average in the number of “active physicians” per 100,000 population -- licensed doctors who aren't retired. read more >

Luring business to Florida

As a member of the board of Enterprise Florida, the public-private partnership charged with job development in the state, I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous energy and talent that Gov. Rick Scott has brought to the effort. read more >

Donald Goodman is a 'Florida Icon'

The founder of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville shares life's lessons. read more >

CEO Sounding Board: How did you get the idea to start your company?

These executives answered the question, "How did you get the idea to start your company?" Eric Schigiel, Founder, CEO / Opustone Natural Stone Distributors, Miami; Steve Trover, CEO / All Star Vacation Homes, Orlando; Laura Johnson, CEO, designer / Coton Colors, Tallahassee read more >

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