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October 4, 2015


Cargo Opportunity

Before accepting the offer to become CEO of the Tampa Port Authority, Paul Anderson studied the port's container numbers... Read more »
Published on 3/20/2013

Naples Soap Co.

In 2009, Deanna Renda left her job as a nurse to start Naples Soap Co. Today, the company has ... five stores in southwest Florida and 40 employees Read more »
Published on 3/18/2013

The Launch Pad

From its headquarters in Pasco County, the Launch Pad provides IT support services to small and mid-sized businesses across the country. Read more »
Published on 2/19/2013

Talent Search

Will Quinones, once an aspiring dancer, was inspired to create the Talent Shopping Network, which enables performers and agents to conduct auditions online. Read more »
Published on 2/18/2013

Farmer's Market

Three years ago, Tom O'Brien decided that he wanted something more to do than helping run his family's C&D Fruit and Vegetable Co. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2013

Southwest Florida Newsmakers

Al Austin, Stephen Klasko, Progress Energy, Mystery Monkey and Jill Kelley Read more »
Published on 12/26/2012

New Life Hiking Spa

From their Naples headquarters, Jimmy and Kathleen LeSage operate a series of wellness-related businesses. Read more »
Published on 12/12/2012

Untapped - Tampa Bay's Exporting Potential

Tampa Bay accounts for 25% of Florida's economy, yet the region generates just 15.6% of the state's merchandise exports. Read more »
Published on 12/11/2012

Proof of Residency

Johns Hopkins vowed to establish an innovative pediatric residency program in St. Petersburg as part of the deal with All Children's Hospital. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2012

Alessi Bakery

Less than a month before its 100th anniversary, Tampa's Alessi Bakery — incorporated as Phil's Cake Box Bakeries — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read more »
Published on 11/8/2012

Banking Template - Gary Tice Returns to Community Banking

Gary Tice retired after Fifth Third Bank purchased his Naples-based First National Bank of Florida. Following the expiration of the deal's four-year non-compete clause, Tice returned to create another community bank. Read more »
Published on 10/24/2012

ABC Domes

After hurricanes crisscrossed Florida, Peter Fedele researched which types of buildings fared best during storms. Read more »
Published on 10/17/2012

Tanker Scramble at MacDill Air Force Base

The Air Force is phasing out Stratotanker airplanes. How will that impact MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa? Read more »
Published on 9/26/2012

Southwest Florida

Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlote, Punta Gorda Read more »
Published on 9/20/2012

South Central Florida

Arcadia, Okeechobee, Sebring Read more »
Published on 9/20/2012

Regional Snapshots - Southwest

Perspectives Kevin Fitzgerald President NAI Southwest Florida, Fort Myers “Vacancy rates are stabilizing. Pricing is stabilizing. There appears to be activity in all sectors, both sales and leasing. Office seems... Read more »
Published on 9/8/2012

Hann Powerboats signs international contract

Hann Powerboats of Manatee County has signed its first international contract, a $400,000 deal to make powerboats for a customer in Nigeria Read more »
Published on 9/5/2012

CareerEdge makes gains in workforce development

A Southwest Florida business profile Read more »
Published on 7/11/2012

Cousteau Center for Marine Studies

Canterbury School has become the first Cousteau Divers partner school in the world. Read more »
Published on 7/6/2012

Pay to play: Adults operating heavy equipment - for fun

People at Play is based in Bradenton. Read more »
Published on 6/20/2012

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