November 2020 Contents

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Women Leaders

Women Leaders


From state government to finance and engineering, women leaders are making an impact across Florida.

Safety First

The chamber's No. 2 executive plays a key role during the pandemic.

Capital Ideas

Helping 'as many small, minority and underserved businesses as possible.'

A Sense of Adventure

Rebuilding confidence after an abrupt leadership transition.

A Healthy Approach

An expert in health care law.


Managing through crisis comes with the territory.

Setting the Tone

'I am in no way, shape or form a wallflower.'

Seeking Creativity through Diversity

UF's engineerign dean touts the advantages of a diverse student body.

Student Housing

Florida’s growing student population and the return on student housing mean the pandemic hasn’t slowed dorm-investing by private companies.

Community Portrait

Ready and Resilient

Building on its strength as a trade, technology and financial hub, Tampa-Hillsborough County is a region on the rise.


Up Front
Stronger, More Focused

This year certainly forced many of us to adapt in ways we never imagined.

High Spirits

Florida has a growing list of restaurants catering to whiskey lovers.

Nicole Stott

"The difficult thing about becoming an astronaut was convincing myself that I should even apply."

Editor's Page
Less Florid-Duh, Please

School Choice gatehrs momentum in Florida, helping close the achievement gap.

Prep School Powerhouse

Full Court Press

Full Court Press

Over 20 years, Kasey Kesselring has built a small prep school in Central Florida into both an academic and athletic powerhouse.

Economic Backbone

Simulation Payoff

UCF's expertise comes in handy during the pandemic.

Turn of Events

A renewed focus on respiratory concerns puts nurses' research in the spotlight.

Call of Duty

An experience in her 30s led Ashley DeShields into nursing.

Too Long Neglected

Help is on the way for rape victims in rural areas.

Conscious of Demand

FSU-Panama City will begin offering a doctorate in nurse anesthesia.

Teaming Up

Jacksonville University takes a community approach to its nursing simulation program.

Influx of Nursing Students

COVID-19 has brough more students into nursing programs.

Around the State

Art and COVID

Coronavirus lockdowns have spawned a new generation of artistic hobbyists.

Clean Team

Ferrate Solutions uses a compound to remove harmful nutrients from water.

Wielding Power

Denise Vidal had to hit the ground running as head of an electric cooperative.

Shielding against COVID

DeCurtis provides software to streamline cabin cleaning schedules.

Home, Small Home

HabiJax to build the first tiny house community in Jacksonville.

Rover Rangers

Escambia HS students win Neil Arstrong Best Design Award.

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For decades, a Florida woman had no sense of smell. Can she get it back?
For decades, a Florida woman had no sense of smell. Can she get it back?

Barbara Walker lost her sense of smell at age 21, after a car accident — just as she was starting to find herself. Barb’s loss left her with a sense that something profound was missing: “I never felt whole.” When Barb thought she might be beginning to smell again, she became obsessed.

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