May 25, 2015

People Archive

Lucy Morgan is a 'Florida Icon'

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

Donald Goodman is a 'Florida Icon'

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

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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

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

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 >

Happy Holidays

It's time for New Year's resolutions. So Florida Trend offers a dozen ideas to make Florida a better place — almost immediately. read more >

Ray Ferrero Jr. - Florida Icon

Chancellor, Nova Southeastern University, Davie; age 79 read more >

Core Wars: Why are Floridians objecting to Common Core State Standards?

I confess to being stupefied by the recent outpouring of objection to the Common Core State Standards Initiative. read more >

Clyde Butcher - Preserving Florida

Clyde Butcher, noted environmental photographer and Florida "icon," discusses Florida's environment, "Preserving Eden," and his upcoming plans, from his gallery in Venice, Florida. Butcher is 71. read more >

Sometimes, efficiency Is overrated

A recent experience refinancing my house made me think of one of my most memorable classroom experiences. In graduate school, for reasons I've forgotten, I chose a class with the charmless title of “Operations Management.” read more >

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This Memorial Day weekend, besides honoring men and women who lost their lives in military service, what are your plans?

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