August 22, 2014

People Archive

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Challenging outdated views of Palm Beach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 >

Sarasota chef Paul Mattison keeps Florida rescue teams well-fed

Feeding and sheltering the army of utility workers who assemble from around the country when disaster strikes is a crucial if unnoticed part of the response to massive outages. Chef Paul Mattison is one of the most high-end restaurateurs to answer the call. read more >

8 soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2013 were Floridians

In Florida Trend's annual Floridian of the Year issue, we salute Florida's fallen soldiers read more >

Pat Geraghty, Florida Blue CEO, is Floridian of the Year

Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty has staked out a leadership position that is putting his insurance company — and Florida — at the forefront of health care trends. read more >

Ed Droste is a 'Florida Icon'

The co-founder of the Clearwater Beach-based "breastaurant" chain shares lessons he's picked up through life. read more >

The Crystal Ball

Andy Corty, Florida Trend's publisher, gazes into his crystal ball to predict events and trends for Florida in 2014. read more >

What's the outlook in Florida for your business in 2014?

Executives from retail, insurance, healthcare, real estate and tourism industries respond. read more >

A Fixture in Apopka - Florida's longest-serving mayor

John Land, was first elected mayor of Apopka in 1949. He lost an election in 1967 but returned to win in 1970 and has been re-elected continuously since. read more >

Wet Suits: Scuba diving lawyers

David Black was 7 the first time he saw someone pull on a wet suit and jump into the Atlantic Ocean. read more >

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