November 2018 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Women Leaders



USF President Judy Genshaft retires next year after leading the school to 'pre-eminent' status.

Coaching Cops

Lorie Fridell parlays her academic expertise into a thriving business coaching police officers in bias awareness

Next in Line?

Kathleen Plinske takes over as the No. 2 administrator at Valencia College

No Barriers

Women are playing a crucial role in fostering Miami's entrepreneurial growth.

Acting Out

Starting in rented space, Sue Ellen Beryl has operated as succesful theater group for nearly 20 years..

Giving Credit

Navy Federal's Debbie Calder leads Northwest Floirda's largest private employer.

Support for LGBTQ

Cindy Watson's JASMYN provides aid to more than 600 each year.


Up Front
A Focus on Women

A big part of this issue focuses on women in leadership positions all across Florida — from Pensacola to Miami.

Jack Levine

“We have 616 babies born in Florida every day and not one of them is a Republican or Democrat.”

Editor's Page
Solar, in Context

Our fascination with "green" shouldn't delude us.

Real Estate

Skyline Shapers

Skyline Shapers

Across the state, a handful of developers are reshaping skylines.

Affordable Housing

As the economy has recovered, affordable housing is again an issue in many parts of Florida.

Timeshare Tussle

Timeshare companies and secondary resellers blame each other for rising default rates.

Around the State

Cheaper Travel

A young entrepreneur's website brings affordable travel options to South America.

A New Approach to Dry Cleaning

A safer solvent and 24/7 service.

Step in the Right Direction

A Naples company opens doors for those who use walkers

Setting the Pace

Disney raises wages to $15 an hour.

Monkey Business

Jacksonville's zoo goes out on a limb with its new exhibit.

Drone Deputy

Pensacola police are working with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition on a drone program.

Tallahassee Trend
Heads He Wins, Tails He Wins

It's uncertain whether Gov. Scott will get to appoint 3 replacement state Supreme Court justices. What's certain is he's already had a hand in who'll be picked.


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Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket From Florida, Its ‘Most Difficult’ Ever
SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket From Florida, Its ‘Most Difficult’ Ever

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched its Falcon Heavy rocket for the U.S. military early Tuesday in a spectacular nighttime liftoff that Musk described as the company’s toughest yet. The rocket and payload rumbled aloft at 2:30 a.m. local time from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a three-hour delay.

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