July 4, 2022


Central Florida's post-pandemic office market sees increase in leasing activity, upgrades to attract more employees

Local companies are leading the way in heading back to the office. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2022

University of West Florida psychology professor James Arruda develops early Alzheimer's disease detection device

James Arruda's EEG device sends optical pulse signals to a patient's eyes then measures brain activity responses. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2022

Despite inflation and rising interest rates, Southwest Florida commercial real estate market expected to see growth

The Southwest Florida market is strong and expected to get stronger. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2022

Commercial real estate developer Chad Henderson of Pensacola-based Catalyst CRE, sees ‘immense growth', capital investment dollars 

Chad Henderson is founder and CEO of Pensacola-based Catalyst CRE, a commercial developer of health care properties throughout the U.S. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2022

Student athletes across Florida are cashing in

From football players to gymnasts, athletes across Florida are cashing in. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2022

Red Apple Real Estate of New York plans to feature historic 1924 clock at Residences of 400 Central when condo tower opens by 2025

In 1924, First National Bank attached a four-sided, ornate clock to the outside of its downtown St. Petersburg building at the corner of Fifth Street and Central Avenue. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2022

High demand for industrial warehouse space in Polk County remains strong

Polk County's warehouse market benefits from its location. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2022

South Florida employers demand more office space, adopt hybrid models to accommodate growth

Jeffrey Gordon is senior managing director at JLL. He says he's seeing the most demand for office space in Miami-Dade. He told FLORIDA TREND how JLL is managing the growth of the hybrid office and what his outlook is for the next year... Read more »
Published on 6/23/2022

Florida's outgoing higher education leaders

Who’s Leaving Kent Fuchs / UF The University of Florida recently set up a 15-member search committee to find a replacement for Kent Fuchs, who announced in January that this... Read more »
Published on 6/23/2022

Incoming presidents at Florida's institutions of higher learning

New Hires Rhea Law / USF When Will Weatherford, chair of USF’s board of trustees, asked Tampa Bay attorney Rhea Law to take the reins of USF as interim president... Read more »
Published on 6/23/2022

Tech Equity Miami aims to invest at least $100 million to boost diversity

To boost diversity and inclusion in Miami-Dade's tech sector, JPMorgan Chase, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami Foundation and social impact venture studio aire ventures launched Tech Equity Miami, which aims to invest at least $100 million over five years in projects that advance internet connectivity, educational programs, resources for small businesses and tech employment opportunities for residents. Read more »
Published on 6/22/2022

Digital Twin Marine creates virtual ship models with 360-degree and laser-scanning cameras

Nicky Bruger and her husband Tom worked side-by-side in the pandemic from their Fort Lauderdale home — she in construction management and he as a ship surveyor, akin to a home inspector for ships. One day, he saw her using a digital model of a job site to plan work. “He was like, ‘Why don't we do that for ships?' ” Read more »
Published on 6/21/2022

Oviedo-based X-Batt found a way to recycle graphite from spent lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are a common power source for everything from laptops to cell phones and increasingly cars — but at the end of their useful lives, 95% of them end up landfills. Looking to change that, Oviedo-based X-Batt has found a way to recycle graphite from spent lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries. What's more, the graphite they recycle performs better than it worked in the original batteries. Read more »
Published on 6/21/2022

UF grad Bryce Ballard creates way to prevent freezer burn with Ice Cream Guard

Last summer, Ocala native Bryce Ballard challenged himself to find a way to prevent freezer burn. Read more »
Published on 6/21/2022

Businesses hope to score with college endorsements

A slew of businesses hopes to score with college endorsements. Read more »
Published on 6/16/2022

Chemists focused on mental health start psychedelic-powered biotech firm

Jackie von Salm and Chris Witowski gave up six-figure salaries with stock options to launch Psilera, a Tampa-based biotechnology company specializing in developing psychedelic-inspired compounds and drug delivery systems for treating mental health disorders... Read more »
Published on 6/16/2022

How a college injury put Brian Lamb on path to the Board of Governors

“How do you respond to that level of adversity that you haven't seen before? That really was a defining moment for me.” Read more »
Published on 6/15/2022

Florida marina values on the rise

Integra Investments' purchase in September of Sea Isle Marina, one of the venues for the annual Miami boat show, highlights the wave of consolidation lifting marina values in Florida and nationally. Read more »
Published on 6/14/2022

Amid population boom, Northeast Florida rapidly positions itself as transportation and logistics hub

Supply chains are moving closer to buyers as employers reassess office needs. Read more »
Published on 6/9/2022

Florida University presidents are staying half as long as they used to

At Florida's public institutions, retirements, stress and the occasional controversy have contributed to the churn. Read more »
Published on 6/9/2022

College athletes are finding the road to early riches is not what it seems

Now free to sign endorsement deals, college athletes are finding the road to early riches is not what it seems. Read more »
Published on 6/8/2022

Florida Icon: Doretha Edgecomb

I grew up in Tampa in the Jim Crow era, so I lived in a very segregated world. Even as children, we understood that. Our schoolbooks were hand-me-downs from the white schools. Back then, you got a book and there was a page in the front where everybody who used that book would write their name. By the time we got them, there was no space to write your name. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2022

SpaceKids Global aims to steer kids into space careers

Sharon Hagle caught the space bug in 2007, when she and husband Marc took a zero-gravity flight at Kennedy Space Center to celebrate their wedding anniversary. A sales team from Virgin Galactic happened to be on the same flight and sold the Hagles on another experience — two tickets aboard one of Virgin's future suborbital space flights. Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Elevate Waste Solutions saves commercial customers from incurring penalties

Elevate Waste Solutions saves commercial customers, such as restaurants, strip malls and apartment complexes, penalties imposed by large trash service companies when dumpsters are filled beyond capacity or contain large objects like mattresses or other bulky items... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

UF's Gator MOMiter helps doctors to better communicate with mothers after they've given birth

To help physicians better communicate with patients, the UF Department of Medicine's Obstetrics and Gynecology Department has developed a phone app called Gator MOMiter... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

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Pop Goes the Waffle food truck opens Gulfport café
Pop Goes the Waffle food truck opens Gulfport café

Since first launching her company in 2017, the CEO and founder of Pop Goes the Waffle, Sara Fludd, has become one of the most recognized local food entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area.

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