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Florida Business On-Line

Tom DeMartine, owner of two yacht charter businesses in Nokomis, decided to start advertising on the Internet last fall. Fully developed since last December, his World Wide Web site []... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Man in the Middle

As Bob Graham considers whether to run for governor again, it's time to take the measure of the man's record in Tallahassee and Washington. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Mapping the Future

Two weeks into his job as Geonex's new chairman, CEO and president Kenneth L. Mellem outlines his step by step plan for rebuilding the high-tech mapping company. The formula sounds... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Real Estate: Graying And Growing

Florida builders should focus on the new breed of retirees who are looking for a different kind of retirement community. Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Splendors of St. Petersburg

Sleepy St. Petersburg is awakening, especially in the downtown surrounds of the exciting Florida International Museum. Several blocks of once somnolent storefronts have been reborn as a tempting array of... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996


These are not sunny days for my profession. According to various opinion polls, journalists and government officials are held in equally low esteem by the public. That hurts. Sure, the... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Defending Trade

When former Central Florida Congressman James L. Bacchus was named this country's only representative on the seven-member appellate body of the World Trade Organization (WTO), he knew he'd be ruling... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Around the State

FloridaSunTrust Banks Inc., based in Atlanta, agreed to pay $2.3 million to at least 40,000 Florida customers who allegedly were overcharged on their escrow payments. In 1995, the state filed... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Florida Continues To Shine

The sun still shines a little brighter on Florida's economic landscape than elsewhere. The slowdown in the national economy barely cast a shadow through much of Florida, which saw gross... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Cutting Legal Fees

For at least one Florida lawyer, the state's nationally known mediation laws have helped him land a nationally known client. Over the last four years, attorney Miguel A. Olivella, Jr.,... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Setting Up Shop On The Internet

Nine months into the launch of Good Green Fun Inc., Manny Lorenzo has experienced all the disappointments to which entrepreneurs with startup businesses are prey - higher expenses and fewer... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996


TourismJohn Berry's editorial, "Selling Florida Short" [FT, March], should be required reading for every county and city commissioner, tourist development commission member and private tourism promoter in the state, from... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Backdoor Borrowing

The Florida Constitution requires state government to balance its budget. But if you think that means Tallahassee can't borrow from your future, think again. State leaders are proposing these days... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

War On Two Fronts

Jon Shebel, the feisty ex-Marine, is leading Associated Industries of Florida in a political battle for Big Tobacco even as he fights for the survival of the association's workers' compensation business. Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

The Trust Bust

Everyone knows that Americans are increasingly distrustful of Washington. But does it follow that pushing more power down to the state and local level will help restore civic harmony and... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

The Happiest Millionaire

Does Stuart Arnold, founder of the Auto Trader publishing empire and one of Florida's most brilliant maverick successes, still have the Midas touch? He's working as hard as ever to... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Gentle Giant Or Ruthless Investor?

For a guy who's built a $400 million business in three years, Richard A. Heitmeyer doesn't get much respect from his peers. His company, West Palm Beach-based Capital Asset Research... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Northwest: Basic Training

Too sparsely populated to throw big money at prospects, Northwest Florida is learning how to improve its business climate on a budget. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Central: Beyond Theme Parks

"As economies have become more global, competition has become more global," says Rick Tesch, the departing president of the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida. Indeed, last year Madrid, Spain, was... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

Northeast: The Contender

Like Jacksonville's new football team, the Northeast Florida economy has good potential if not a glittering record. Read more »
Published on 4/1/1996

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