January 27, 2023

Mike Vogel

Florida Trend South Florida Editor • mvogel@floridatrend.com

Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel has reported and written about business in Florida for more than 20 years. He works from Broward County. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and, prior to joining Florida Trend in 1999, worked for newspapers in southeast Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Articles by Vogel:

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In the 1986 photograph in the local newspaper, teenager Ken Griffin sits closest to the camera, typing away on a keyboard. The “lanky bespectacled youth,” as the accompanying article described him, belonged to Boca Raton Community High School's “crack computer team.” Being on Boca's computer team carried a particular local status: The IBM personal computer was born just five years earlier at the company's massive Boca Raton campus.
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Early Detection
Chemistry and biochemistry professor Gregg Fields brings the personal and the scientific to his work against cancer. All four of his grandparents died of cancer before age 70. His parents and sister are cancer survivors.
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Southeast Florida's economic forecast for 2023
“Most people don't realize the University of Florida has made two big plays in our county. The University of Florida is going to take 12 acres in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach for a graduate school in data analytics, cybersecurity, AI, aviation and aerospace. The second area the University of Florida has taken over is the Scripps Research Institute — to really build out that cluster the way we envisioned in 2004.
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A Family Vacation Platform: Nick, Dan and Matt Falcone
The “aha” moment for the three Falcone brothers came when sales opened for a vacation real estate project in Orlando developed by their father, the legendary Art Falcone. The first 100 or so buyers didn't want the houses for vacations. The buyers wanted them as investment properties to rent out to vacationers.
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Florida's hospital construction trend rises to meet population growth
In 2024, Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health hope to open a “neighborhood hospital” with an ER, inpatient beds, operating rooms and other services in Avenir, a new residential development in northwest Palm Beach County — another sign of a boomlet in hospital construction in Florida.
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Lessons learned from Hurricane Ian and the work that still needs to be done
Florida marked the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew in August, noting how far the state had come in hardening against and recovering from epic storms. Then came Hurricane Ian, which made clear more work needs to be done.
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ChemTech opens plant in Fort Pierce to showcase environmentally friendly wood treatments
Lumber treatment company ChemTech opened an eight-employee plant in Fort Pierce to showcase to sawmills, lumber dealers and others its “environmentally friendly” protective treatments for soft woods, plywood and engineered wood.
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Growth Management: LaShawn Bates
LaShawn Bates took over in May as market director for North and Central Florida for commercial real estate firm JLL. Her task, she says, is straightforward: “My goal is to double the revenue every four to five years and continue to make JLL a great place to work.”
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FPL's first-ever commercial drone helps quickly identify and restore power outage issues
FPL has launched the first-ever commercial, fixed-wing drone of its scale designed to capture high-quality images and videos of its infrastructure and thousands of miles of power lines.
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Survey reveals only about half of nation's current nurses would choose nursing career again
Given a chance to go back in time to advise their former selves, only about half (52%) of the nation's currently employed nurses say they would choose the field again, according to a survey by Boca Raton-based health care staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
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Mika Shevit, 48, who has run a half-marathon distance for more than 650 days consecutively and is looking to reach a 1000-day streak, talks about participating in the 2023 Miami Marathon.

 

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