January 2017 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Floridian of the Year

Frank DiBello

Rocket man

Frank DiBello has helped make the loss of the shuttle old news and has boosted Florida toward a sustainable space industry.

Economic Backbone

Executive Health
Fit & Healthy

Pat Williams' lifesaving physical; physician advice; Legacy Fit's Manning Summer; executive health programs in Florida.

Sports Business
Play Station

Professional athletic trainers keep Florida’s top athletes in the game.


Up Front
Tallahassee clout; Floridian of the Year; Turkey Trot

Tallahassee has developed into a burgeoning city anchored by home-grown businesses with international reach.

Florida Originals
A rose by any other name

Two Florida professors fulfill a dream of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Toast is trendy

The best thing since sliced bread

No matter how you slice it, toast is now trendy.

M.J. Soileau

"I grew up as a shy little kid. Somewhere along the way, I lost that."

Of Counsel
Taking the helm at the ABA

Hilarie Bass, co-president at Greenberg Traurig law firm, becomes president of the American Bar Association in August.

Editor's Page
Electrons: Recasting the solar battle

Solar power should not be a David vs. Goliath narrative.

Florida's Outlook

Outlook 2017

The Year Ahead
What is the outlook for 2017?

Professionals in seven industries across Florida talk about prospects for the year ahead.

Profile: Barbara Pariente
The ‘Questioner’

Barbara Pariente has been a powerful — and sometimes controversial — presence on the Florida Supreme Court for nearly 20 years.

Community Portrait

Spotlight on Tallahassee & Leon County
Reimagining the future

A look at Tallahassee’s economic foundation and at the more than $1.2 billion in projects on the drawing board.
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Around the State

Singing the blues

One community has embraced a project that attempts to spread healthy-living practices.

Bonding over housing

A novel approach creates more money for affordable housing.

Growing pains

With development has come protest in downtown Boca Raton

Affluence of effluent

Sewage woes roil St. Petersburg politics

The science of rebuilding

Orlando’s science museum takes a more businesslike approach to operations.

A touch of diversification

Coastal Cloud represents the employment diversity Flagler is looking for.

Robot power

The Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition has turned in a strong showing at an international robotics competition.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Man in Florida paid off the lunch debt for more than 400 students. He hopes others follow suit
Man in Florida paid off the lunch debt for more than 400 students. He hopes others follow suit

Hundreds of Florida students in need were able to have their lunch debt paid off this week through a community group that banded together to set an example. “It has a lot of impacts if a child is happy and well-fed,” said Angie Vyas-Knight, who helps manage the Jupiter Mamas Facebook group.

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