October 2017 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue

FEATURES

Women Leaders

GrayRobinson's Mayanne Downs

Calling the Shots

GrayRobinson’s organizational structure gives Mayanne Downs power that other law firm managing partners lack.

A League of Their Own

Deirdre Macnab transformed the Florida League of Women Voters.

Confidence Booster

Retired FIU dean Joyce Elam grooms women for leadership positions.

A Low-Key Approach

Lila Jaber is translating her own success into helping other women succeed.

Rolling with the Punches

Clean energy advocate Susan Glickman’s fortunes ebb and flow.

Also, profiles of women leaders in Florida


Trendlines

Up Front
Big/Small Business

Florida is a state of small businesses, many of which rely on community banks to help run their operations. Yet consolidation has left the state with fewer and fewer community banks.

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Steve Spurrier

“On the field, everyone has to play the best they can at full-speed level and, if they don't, you've got to remove them - no matter who they are.”

Dining
Upscale Veggies

The most intriguing gourmet growth sector? Full-fledged vegan

Editor's Page
Better Than Good Enough

Looking for a bastion of excellence in Florida? Consider the Florida State College system.

Alligator Business

Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs

In the alligator business, there’s no question as to which comes first, the alligator or the egg. It’s the egg. The problem is, there aren’t enough to go around.

Community Portrait

Palm Beach County

It’s a growth hotspot, with some $2.7 billion in infrastructure projects underway.

Economic Backbone

Industry Drivers

A Winter Park bank is the first nationally chartered bank to open in Florida since 2009. Plus: Banking deregulation lags; the lowdown on sales tax holidays; financing marijuana; bank holding companies; accounting firms

Around the State

MiamI-DADE
Building Ties

Miami sees an influx of Israeli companies.

Southeast
Under Water

Shrimp farmer Florida Organic Aquaculture files for bankruptcy protection.

Southwest
Lifer

St. Petersburg College's new president started out as a clerk at the college.

Central
Hot Water

Sea World faces class-action lawsuits and investigations.

Northeast
Fountain of Youth

Historic St. Augustine courts younger travelers.

Northwest
On Location

Bay County cultivates business from the film and TV industry.

Access Earlier Issues

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Pop Goes the Waffle food truck opens Gulfport café
Pop Goes the Waffle food truck opens Gulfport café

Since first launching her company in 2017, the CEO and founder of Pop Goes the Waffle, Sara Fludd, has become one of the most recognized local food entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area.

Video Picks | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

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