September 23, 2020

North Central

The Trends in Commercial Real Estate

With little risk of oversupply, Florida's commercial market fortunes are likely to continue. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Sold on Auctioning

More sellers are turning to auctioneers. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007


Florida has lots of non-college-bound students, and employers have plenty of high-paying, skilled labor jobs for them. The problem is matching employers with potential hires. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

High Pay at a Price

Earning $60,000 a year without a four-year college degree sounds good but good relative to what? Flipping burgers pays worse than driving trucks or repairing power lines but doesn’t involve... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Is the Bank at Fault?

Some banks release borrowers' money to contractors with little proof that the home under mortgage is actually being built. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Carat Factory

A Sarasota company can manufacture diamonds as real as those that come out of the ground. Selling them, however, is a multifaceted problem. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

From Virtual Mines to Virtual Stores

In 1999, noticing his sales were slipping, Gainesville jewelry store owner Oscar Rodriguez wondered whether he might be able to harness the power of the internet to invigorate his business.... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Visual Tour: How a Real Diamond Is Made In Days

It doesn't take a million years anymore to create a diamond. We show you how this is done with this tour of a diamond-growing factory in Sarasota. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Left in the Lurch

Florida has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation. But the downturn in the residential housing market has left plenty of other problems in its wake, including increasing numbers of construction defects. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Cutting Corners

Some owners are paying the price for homes built in a hurry during the boom years. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Trendsetters: Marine Industries

Lori Baer; Steven Knight; Bob Toney Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Tolf's Picks - Aug. 2007

Fernandina Beach Brett’s Waterway Cafe 1 S. Front St. 904/261-2660 Reliably fresh seafood and many pastabilities in a wonderful waterway setting. Lunch entrées, $9 to $13. Dinner entrées, $20 to... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Icon: George Steinbrenner

Business man, owner, New York Yankees, 77 Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Travel Gadget: TomTom GPS Navigation

Programmable with celebrity voices such as Mr. T’s and Darth Vader’s. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Cloud Nine

None are more exciting than Cielo by Angela Hartnett gracing in a most sophisticated manner the 27th floor of the resort tower building in a stunning space designed. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

B&B Amenities

The Florida House Inn is the oldest bed-and-breakfast in the state. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Travel & Tourism Business Briefs - Aug. 2007

Hotels and Resorts » Jacksonville and Tampa are among four cities nationwide scheduled for 2008 debuts of a new hotel brand called eSuites, which will cater to business travelers. Suites... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Health Tips: Metabolic Syndrome

Physicians are increasingly focusing on a specific menu of test results to help determine a patient’s risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Premium Spirits

Zach Brinley introduced Brinley Gold, his family’s premium flavored rum, to Florida last year, and already it’s in such hot spots as the Rum Barrel in Key West, the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando and Blu Sushi in Naples. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007 Your 'One-Stop Shop'

For nearly 50 years, Florida Trend’s editorial and art teams have won so many awards it would be impossible to count them all. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Readers - Aug. 2007

The PSC Editor’s note: Anthony De Luise, director of the PSC’s Office of Public Information, wrote Florida Trend pointing out several errors in the July Tallahassee Trend column, “Power to... Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

How Low Can You Go?

New cholesterol guidelines are likely to get even lower. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Icon: Ferdie Pacheco

Physician, "Fight Doctor" to Muhammad Ali, sports broadcaster, writer, artist, 79 Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Filling a Void

Professor's discovery offers a lifetime of cavity protection. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Going Vertical

Aqua Marine Partners is changing the marina business in Florida. Italy’s award-winning Rodriquez Yachts is bringing its luxury yachts to the south Florida market... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

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