December 2019 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Floridian of the Year

Florida's Teachers

'So Many Amazing Teachers'

This year, Florida Trend recognizes the state's public school teachers, collectively, as Floridian of the Year. Profiles of nine educators.

Problem Solver

'Everybody can do math,' says Samantha Neff, who shares her methods with teachers.

Late Bloomer

Unhappy practicing law, Kritin Murphy heard about a teaching job. 'It was a very scary but exciting time.'

The New Teacher

Three years into teaching, Jeff Becker is already 'feeling the weight of the job.'

The Virtual Teacher

Lisa Fabulich was set to go to med school until she took a career-altering course her senior year.

The Art of Teaching

Shannon Kraeling helps other teachers incorporate art into their lesson plans.

Creating the Right Environment

Test scores are one thing, says Nikki Mosblech, but her goal is to create good citizens.

Preserving a Legacy

Jade Osceola is fighting to keep her tribe's native language from becoming obsolete.

On a Roll

Joy Prescott uses her expertise in social and emotional learning to teach kids how to interact kindly with one another.

An Rx for Learning

Teacher/nurse Hollie Cunningham caters her teaching style to what works best for each student based on personality assessments.


Up Front
A Show of Appreciation

This year's Floridian of the Year selection — Florida's teachers — could not be more appropriate.

Jack Hartmann

"Paul McCartney admits that he doesn't really read or write music, so I guess I can admit it, too."

Editor's Page
A Better Way

Two notable efforts at treating mentally ill people more humanely.

Economic Backbone - Health Care

Medical Command Centers

Medical Command Centers

Hospitals around the state are building high-tech nerve centers to maximize bed capacity, predict staff shortages, catch deadly conditions such as sepsis and tackle other problems.

Medical Research and Innovations

From diabetes care to psychiatry, new medical developments across Florida.

Largest Hospitals Around the State

Ranked by number of beds.

Golden Spoon Awards

Florida's Best Restaurants

Nine restaurants are elevated to the Hall of Fame, and 22 new restaurants make the Golden Spoon Cut. Plus: 20 of the state's best newcomers.

Sports business
Unbridled Growth

Ocala's horse business has grown in both size and political clout, even as thoroughbred horse racing draw fewer people to tracks.

Tale of the Tape

Florida Sports Blockbusters in 2020

Around the State

Watch Party

Sholom and Esti Chazanow founded LIV Swiss Watches in 2012.

Economics of Solar

John Gurski developed Energy Toolbase to analyze the economics of solar projects.

Nipped in the Bud

Selby will have to scrap its $92-million expansion plan.

Setting Sail

Eustis city officials have proposed a $16.4-million sailing and conference center.

Cleared for Takeoff

Cecil Spaceport is getting its second launch tenant.

Digital Teacher Evaluations

UWF's Haas Center has developed a software system for electronic evaluation.

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Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Orchids are robust and ready, but the market is wilting
Orchids are robust and ready, but the market is wilting

In normal times orchids would be shipping out for the two fast-approaching holidays that drive annual sales — Easter and Mother’s Day. Horticulture revenue in Florida exceeded $15 billion before the spread of COVID-19 upended the U.S. economy.

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