A mentor and friend shared with me his approach to assessing the level of care and concern that a business owner or corporate manager has about his or her enterprise and where that business is in its life cycle.
Defense activities play a major role in Bay County’s economy — and that contribution is expected to grow. Overall in 2014, the military accounted for about $2.4 billion or 30.6 percent of the total gross regional product.
Chris Holley has an extensive resumé working for some of Florida’s fastest growing cities and counties. Now he is helping Gulf County as director of the Economic Development Coalition and gives his thoughts on the region’s development.
Jose Mateo, owner of B and V Custom Carts in Tallahassee, will rebuild golf carts into just about any style his customers want, allowing them to ride around their golf courses, plantations and neighborhoods in style.
Bert Thornton joined Waffle House as a manager trainee in 1971 and climbed the ranks, becoming president and COO. But he’s probably best known as the inventor of Bert’s Chili. Retired, he now focuses on the importance of mentoring.
Cindy Poire has an affinity for collecting old things because their history fascinates her. She’s turned her passion into successful businesses at Madison Antiques Market & Interiors and Marketplace of Madison — and she’s still shopping.