January 31, 2015

People Archive

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 >

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 >

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 >

Reflecting on President Kennedy's assasination 50 years ago

Astoundingly enough, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. read more >

W. George Allen is a 'Florida Icon'

Attorney, in 1962 became the first African-American graduate of the University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale; age 77 read more >

Homeowner finds going green will pay for itself - eventually

A 40-year-old, 4,000-sq.-ft. ranch-style home in the Miami area can cost a lot of money to cool... read more >

Q&A with Arthur Keiser of Keiser University

Arthur Keiser, chancellor of Keiser University, discusses the role his school plays in training Florida's "adult learners." read more >

Just Ask Boo - Miami-Dade Business Profile

Readers use the email newsletter Just Ask Boo, which has editions in Miami-Dade (two), Broward and Palm Beach counties... read more >

Tech Jewel: Robots Invade Miami

In December, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, 14 of the most sophisticated robots in the world will compete in a simulation... read more >

CEO Sounding Board: Gaming in Florida

Question: When the Legislature takes up gaming in 2014, what should it implement? read more >

Freedom Rising

Late this summer, I had the rare pleasure of attending the movies with our whole family since both sons were home from college. We saw The Butler... read more >

Tom James is a 'Florida Icon'

Chairman, Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg; age 69 read more >

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