January 29, 2023

Publisher's column

Delivering for Florida

As you know from my past columns, education is an important topic to me. My parents instilled in me at a very young age the value of a good education. They emphasized that education is the key that unlocks so many doors. Both of my parents were the first in their families to get college degrees. My siblings and I heeded their advice, though we took different paths. My sister earned her master's degree, my older brother and I graduated from a four-year university, one of my younger brothers received an associate's degree and another pursued a technical degree. It didn't matter which route we took, we all understood the importance of a post-secondary education. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2023

65 years and counting

As the end of the year approaches, I like to look back at the past 12 issues of FLORIDA TREND. It gives me a great sense of gratitude and appreciation for our entire staff and the work that they accomplish. Every department — from editorial, art, administration, circulation, marketing, production, digital publishing and advertising — plays a critical role in keeping FLORIDA TREND moving in the right direction. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2022

Standing Together

We will not soon forget the devastation that Hurricane Ian brought to Florida. Our two youngest boys, both finishing their final year at Florida Gulf Coast University, saw firsthand the power of a Cat 4 hurricane as they remained in Fort Myers during the storm. Even though they were safe and well-secured, my wife and I were still naturally on edge. We were glad when they returned safely to our home near Indian Rocks Beach after the hurricane passed. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2022

We've Got You Covered

Every month, our editorial team impresses and amazes me with the quality of the content they produce. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2022

Ensuring a Bright Future

Every issue of FLORIDA TREND has special meaning and purpose. You will always find stories to grab your attention and challenge your thinking. I find myself constantly applying what I've learned and read in Trend to my work and personal life. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2022

A state of higher learning

As a father of four and the husband of an elementary school teacher, I never questioned the importance of a college education for our children. Going to college wasn't up for debate. Read more »
Published on 7/31/2022

Florida's Future is Strong

As publisher of Florida Trend, I travel the state from its most northern regions to its southern tip and all the places in between. As many Floridians know, many of the state's most precious treasures can be found in the lands tucked between the coasts... Read more »
Published on 6/30/2022

A nod to the past - and future

This month's FLORIDA TREND is bittersweet for me. It is the final issue that our longtime executive editor, Mark Howard, and I are collaborating on. Mark has been an amazing leader of our editorial department for nearly three decades. His many accomplishments, awards and recognitions are a testament to his hard work. Mark's mastery of his craft has been inspirational... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Staking a claim to tech

I had the pleasure of participating in the Synapse Summit in Tampa in February. More than 5,600 people attended the summit, which connects entrepreneurs, investors and others in an effort to accelerate Florida's thriving tech sector... Read more »
Published on 4/1/2022

Growth and Opportunity

As our staff returns to the office after having spent almost two years working remotely, I realize how grateful I am for their accomplishments during the extraordinary times we've gone through. Read more »
Published on 3/7/2022

A Welcome Addition

Mark Howard, our distinguished executive editor of 26 years, will be retiring from Florida Trend at the end of March. Read more »
Published on 1/20/2022

A Champion of Our Own

FLORIDA TREND is fortunate to have a team of talented individuals who produce a winning product, both online and in print... Read more »
Published on 12/31/2021

Momentum

It is hard to believe that the holidays are upon us again. And while there is much to be thankful for this year... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Best Wishes to a Friend...

Mark Howard, is one of the finest editors and most decent human beings that I've encountered in my career. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2021

Planning for the New Year

As almost all companies did, we stopped face-to-face meetings over the past 19 months, relying instead on Zoom and other social media tools to keep moving our business forward... Read more »
Published on 9/28/2021

Falling Ahead

In the coming weeks, Florida Trend subscribers will be receiving their annual edition of the Florida 500... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Full Steam Ahead

For many of us, business activity never slowed during the pandemic. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Staying Current

My niece Nicole is proof that Florida Trend's readers are getting younger. At age 11, she is an avid Florida Trend reader, and she doesn't even live in the state. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

The Right Direction

Since this is our annual higher education issue, I thought it would be appropriate to share my recent experience with one of Florida's universities. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Building a Strong Future

As I shared in last month's column, I am proud of our team as we continue to find new ways to strengthen our brand... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

A Stronger Foundation

One of the things that I am most proud of at Florida Trend is our team's desire to constantly evolve. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2021

Talking Politics

I think we can all agree that the challenges our country faced previously have not gone away. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Better Times Ahead

I am looking forward to 2021 bringing us back to a time we remember fondly. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Bring on the New Year

While 2021 comes with a fair degree of uncertainty, it also offers much hope for a return to normalcy. Read more »
Published on 12/30/2020

Rising to the occasion

We are about to turn the page on 2020, and I think I can speak for all of us when I say that 2021 cannot come fast enough. Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

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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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