November 26, 2022


Tampa entrepreneur creates “sleep pod” to combat employee burnout

By his early 40s, Scott Chester was well into a successful career in IT, having worked for organizations including the U.S. Air Force, Raymond James, Publix and L3 Communications. But Chester found that no matter where he worked, there was always an abundance of energy-sapping stress to deal with, sometimes so much stress that all he really wanted to do was take a nap and recharge. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2022

UF researchers develop tool to predict complications during surgery

Every year, approximately 15 million Americans undergo some sort of surgery, and nearly one-third develop a complication. Each adverse event can add up to $11,000 in health care costs and exact a physical and emotional toll on the patient. But a promising AI tool being developed by researchers at the University of Florida could help doctors better forecast how patients will do before they even go under the knife. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2022

Doctor provides mobile medical care to uninsured children

Laura Chilcutt has always felt a calling to work with vulnerable populations. As a lawyer, she spent years championing the rights of immigrants and human trafficking and domestic violence victims for the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (now Americans for Immigrant Justice) and later at her own practice. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2022

NASA selects two UCF scientists to lead robotic exploration mission to the moon

INNOVATION Probing a Lunar Mystery NASA has selected two planetary scientists at the University of Central Florida — Kerri Donaldson Hanna and Adrienne Dove — to lead a 2026 robotic... Read more »
Published on 8/12/2022

Florida Icon: Alicia Cervera

I have done 48 major projects in Brickell. My daughter Veronica says: ‘Mother, when I see the skyline of Miami, I see your name.' Sometimes when I drive on the causeway and I look over at the city, I feel so much joy to see that we've been able to contribute to Miami becoming a global city. Read more »
Published on 8/11/2022

Cyber advancements in Florida

Florida's organized efforts to combat cyber-crime are still less than a decade old. In 2014, the state launched the Florida Center for Cybersecurity to coordinate education and research efforts, recognizing not only the rising tide of online crimes, but a vast shortage of trained professionals to combat cyber-attacks, ransomware, identity theft and manipulation of government systems that control everything from cities' water supply to public coffers. Since then, Florida has built its cyber capabilities, but as in most anti-crime efforts, it doesn't take much for the bad characters to gain an advantage. Here's a snapshot of where cyber-crime fighting in Florida stands. Read more »
Published on 8/10/2022

Chelsea Bear is living her best life

The communications pro is helping brands connect to people with disabilities and enlightening audiences along the way. Read more »
Published on 7/29/2022

Main Attraction

Here's how some of the best companies to work for in Florida are attracting and retaining talent during the Great Resignation. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2022

Best MIDSIZED Companies

50 to 249 employees Read more »
Published on 7/27/2022

The Full List: Best Companies To Work For In Florida

The 100 companies that made the cut in our fourteenth annual Best Companies To Work For rankings. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2022

Best SMALL Companies

Fewer than 50 employees Read more »
Published on 7/27/2022

Best LARGE Companies

250 or more employees Read more »
Published on 7/27/2022

Meet some of Florida's top philanthropic donors who've made seven-figure gifts to non-profits

The nation's top 50 donors gave away nearly $28 billion in 2021, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Here are some Floridians who've made seven-figure gifts to nonprofits in the state over the past 18 months. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2022

FAMU's Economic Justice Initiative provides free legal services to minority business owners 

With a $110,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank, Florida A&M University's College of Law is spearheading its Economic Justice Initiative, which will provide free legal services to help minority-owned small-business owners as they launch and grow their enterprises. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2022

MacKenzie Scott's multi-million-dollar gifts benefit numerous Florida universities and non-profit organizations

When Artis Stevens, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, got a phone call from a representative of MacKenzie Scott earlier this year about a $122.6-million gift to the organization, he started dancing in his kitchen. “My 14-year-old and my 12-year-old girls were in the other room… and they looked at me and screamed up to their mom, ‘Mom, something's wrong with dad,' ” Stevens told NBC's Today Show in an interview in May. Read more »
Published on 7/20/2022

Attorney Mischelle D'Angelone reflects on her childhood and why she does so much pro bono work

Pasco County-based Mischelle D'Angelone, one of 20 lawyers recognized this year by the Florida Bar for service to low-income and disadvantaged clients, points to her own childhood as the reason why she does so much pro bono work, particularly work on behalf of children and families. Read more »
Published on 7/20/2022

Noise litigation attorney Mark Bentley's Beatles passion project debuts at Florida Film Festival

Attorney Mark Bentley of Tampa turned his passion for the Beatles into a documentary that kicked off the Florida Film Festival in Orlando. Read more »
Published on 7/14/2022

How Florida's philanthropy landscape is changing

Mari Kuraishi, president of the Jacksonville-based Jessie Ball duPont Fund, says Floridians often get a bad rap when it comes to charitable giving. Read more »
Published on 7/14/2022

Is Crypto in Florida's philanthropy future?

A growing number of Florida non-profits are accepting donations of digital tokens. Read more »
Published on 7/13/2022

The Florida Bar Association's new president Gary S. Lesser outlines his goals for the next year

The Florida Bar's new president wants more mentoring, awareness and professionalism. Read more »
Published on 7/12/2022

Miami Beach filmmakers Rakontur build on fame after breakout Netflix hit Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Miami's ‘teenage celluloid whiz kids' are in their 40s. The state's homegrown iconoclastic filmmakers are busier than ever as they pivot to Florida stories with wider import. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2022

Husband and wife team launch Storybook app to help parents connect with kids

A husband and wife team creates an app that combines music, massage and stories to help parents connect with their kids. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2022

Florida Icon: Ashbel ‘Ash' Williams

(Former executive director/chief investment officer, Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee; age 67) Read more »
Published on 7/8/2022

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

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The Orlando Magic, alongside nonprofits, churches and other groups, teamed up Monday to help families ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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