October 2017 Contents
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GrayRobinson’s organizational structure gives Mayanne Downs power that other law firm managing partners lack.
Deirdre Macnab transformed the Florida League of Women Voters.
Retired FIU dean Joyce Elam grooms women for leadership positions.
Lila Jaber is translating her own success into helping other women succeed.
Clean energy advocate Susan Glickman’s fortunes ebb and flow.
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.
“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.”
The most intriguing gourmet growth sector? Full-fledged vegan
Better Than Good Enough
Looking for a bastion of excellence in Florida? Consider the Florida State College system.
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.
It’s a growth hotspot, with some $2.7 billion in infrastructure projects underway.
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 sees an influx of Israeli companies.
Shrimp farmer Florida Organic Aquaculture files for bankruptcy protection.
St. Petersburg College's new president started out as a clerk at the college.
Sea World faces class-action lawsuits and investigations.
Fountain of Youth
Historic St. Augustine courts younger travelers.
Bay County cultivates business from the film and TV industry.
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