October 21, 2021

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Tampa entrepreneur Samyr Qureshi's tutoring business Knack is soaring

Samyr Qureshi says apps, online lessons, Zoom School, artificial intelligence and other tech only go so far in helping students learn. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

The Taste of Immokalee entrepreneurship program helps students, community thrive

In 2014, as part of a youth entrepreneurship education program, a group of Immokalee High School students created hot sauces using... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

At 29, he's built an order fulfillment business that employs 1,000

Jan Bednar grew up mostly in the Czech Republic, in a village of 5,000 people called Bakov nad Jizerou... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Higher Ed: Comings and Goings

New faces and incoming higher ed leaders; plus several presidents of state colleges and universities are retiring... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

The new faces of Florida's MBA professors bring eclectic mix of talent and knowledge

When David Major joined the faculty of the University of Miami in 2019... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Real estate investor Moishe Mana is ready to develop his holdings

Real estate investor Moishe Mana says he has a vision for his massive holdings. Miami just wants to see something happen Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Mike Maroone has been buying dealerships again

In December, the Maroone name reappeared in the auto marketplace in South Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

“Faces of FSCJ” video project highlights diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

Florida State College at Jacksonville's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has launched a video project featuring the stories of faculty, staff and students. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2020

President of Tallahassee-based Bascom Communications, Sarah Bascom

Worried that a surcharge could cripple its business, Dosal Tobacco hired more than a dozen Tallahassee lobbyists and Sarah Bascom... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

UCF's new president Alexander Cartwright

A native of the Bahamas, Alexander Cartwright was the first in his family to go to college. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

The Motwani family business's rise from motels to luxury hotels and condos

The Motwani family's first venture in Florida landed them in a fix — but ultimately on a trajectory they've ridden from mom-and-pop motels to luxury hotel and condo towers. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

USF's new president Steve Currall

In 1997, Steven Currall read a Fortune magazine article about the role that Stanford University played in creating Silicon Valley. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Thad Seymour: UCF's steady hand

UCF's interim President Thad Seymour steered the school through a series of crises before making way for its new president. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Orlando's mayor: Buddy Dyer

During his 17 years in office, Mayor Buddy Dyer has transformed downtown Orlando and led the city through some of its darkest hours... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

11 Florida women in leadership roles

Florida women in leadership roles ranging from Kim Rivers, the CEO of medical marijuana company Trulieve, to Michéle Alexandre, Dean of Stetson University College of Law Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Power Steering: Cheryl Miller, AutoNation's CEO

Miller's promotion to CEO made her the first woman to lead a publicly traded company based in South Florida — and one of only 10 women among the 125 largest public companies statewide. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Keith Hoskins: A Sense of Mission

Navy Federal's new Pensacola leader is a former Blue Angel and base commander for NAS Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2019

Tampa Bay has high hopes for Erik Maltais' Immertec virtual reality startup

A former high-school dropout and Marine security guard now leads a tech startup in Tampa that's attracted investments from Steve Case and customers like Johnson & Johnson. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Terry Taylor is the nation's largest private owner of automotive dealerships

Terry Taylor doesn't care if you don't know him. He prefers it that way. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

Athletic shoes and the billion-dollar resell market

Juan Osorio was in the fifth grade in Jacksonville when he fell in love with a sneaker, the Nike Air Jordan 3... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

David Denor Named Florida Trend Publisher

Florida Trend announced that David Denor will become publisher effective today, January 7, 2019. Read more »
Published on 1/7/2019

Bob O'Malley Joins Brightline As Vice President of Government Affairs

Brightline announces Bob O'Malley has joined the privately-owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system as vice president of government affairs. In this newly created role, O'Malley will oversee government affairs and community outreach of Orlando to Tampa expansion efforts. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2018

Greenberg Traurig Founder Robert H. Traurig Passes

Robert H. Traurig, considered to be the “Father of Miami Land Use Law” and the “Dean of Zoning”, passed on July 17 at the age of 93. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Traurig was also one of the three founders of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, which they started just over 50 years ago and today has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices worldwide. Read more »
Published on 7/18/2018

Florida TaxWatch & FSU Legend Charlie Ward Honor State Employees at 2018 Prudential Productivity Awards

Over the past 29 years, state employees committed to efficiency and innovative thinking have saved more than $10 billion in state dollars. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

Dale Whittaker Named UCF's President-Elect

The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees named UCF Provost Dale Whittaker the university's president-elect Friday after a nationwide search. Read more »
Published on 3/12/2018

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How Lake Eola’s swans became a symbol of Orlando
How Lake Eola’s swans became a symbol of Orlando

The origin of the Lake Eola swans can be traced back to over one hundred years ago and their lineage includes one really bad bird.

 

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