December 2023 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Floridian of the Year

Man on a Mission

Man on a Mission

Mark Wilson has broadened the Florida Chamber of Commerce's influence, setting ambitious goals to strengthen the social fabric of the state amid its surging growth.

One Man's Trash

A Tampa Bay electronics recycler is helping to bridge the digital divide by rehabbing cast-off computers

Economic Backbone

TGH and Tampa's Next Big Thing

At times, John Couris sounds more like a chamber of commerce pitchman than the president and CEO of a growing hospital network.

Florida's First Orthopedic Hospital

A seven-story, 375K sq. ft. hospital in Orlando is the first stand-alone orthopedic hospital in the southwestern U.S.

A Hospital Reborn

Memorial Regional Hospital marks significant progress in its $88M renovation.

Emergency Upgrade

Jackson Memorial Hospital is tripling the size of its emergency department.

Historic Expansion

Baptist Health Care is up and running at its new Brent Lane Campus.

Branching Out

UF Health continues its geographic expansion with the acquisition of Flagler Health+..

Under One Roof

Sarasota Memorial is building a $75M center for research and training.


Legal Elite NOTABLE
Women Leaders in Law

In the U.S. in 1968, women comprised 4% of students in law schools. Last year 56% were women, in the U.S. and in Florida. Profiles of 92 women leaders from firms across the state.


Up Front
The Impact of a Floridian

One of the editions I treasure most each year is our annual Floridian of the Year issue.

Deby Cassill

"The lab is my happy place."

Editor's Page
The Incredible, Invisible Women

Working women still answer the call, even when the work is largely invisible...

Rising Executives

Rising Executives - Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch

Seven up and coming executives to watch.

Building Success

Mandy Weitknecht, Skanska

Leaps and Bounds

Hong Potomski, Florida Blue

Entrepreneurial Itch

Sherrel Sampson, Canviiy

Taxing Gig

Richard Lavina, Taxfyle

Courting Success

Chanel T. Rowe, Johnson & Johnson

A Sweet Spot

Austin and Grant Gappelberg, Hampton Chocolate Factory

Community Portrait

Regional Economic Profile
Space Coast

One could use a playful pun and say that Brevard County, aka the Space Coast, is in the midst of a takeoff — launching a new era of economic growth.

Around the State


St. Johns County is celebrating the history and achievements of the Gullah Geechee community.

Pitbullish on Jai Alai

Pitbull is the latest celebrity investor in the World Jai-Alai League.

Streamlining School Spending helps funnel money to teachers to buy supplies.

Shells for Shorelines

Tampa Bay Watch is launching a recycling program that turns oystershells into reefs.

Monitoring Indoor Crops

Acreage Farms hopes to offset challenges facing the vertical farming industry.

Beating the Heat

UF researcher Yi Luo works on ways to cool down cities.

Shredding Jobs

A paper plant closure in Taylor County leaves hundreds of locals jobless and will have ripple effects across the state.

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