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Basic (Business) Training

For military veterans desiring to go into business, the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program offers tuition-free online and on-campus instruction. The program, which extends to seven partner campuses in Florida, feels to some participants like another boot camp.

Pinnacle Award Honorees 2017

This year’s Pinnacle Award winners represent fields ranging from broadcast journalism and motivational speaking to economic development and corporate communications. The awards, presented by 850 Business Magazine, honor women who have distinguished themselves professionally and as community servants.
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Business Journal

Military

Military

Home to one of the largest and most active naval aviation bases in the world, Santa Rosa County’s economy gets a major boost from businesses that cater to or work with the military. With hundreds of defense contractors, land available for development and a sizeable trained workforce, the county’s economic development office is making a push to get the word out that the county is at the “heart of a growing aerospace cluster.”
Green Circle Bio Energy

Green Circle Bio Energy

How Jackson County is incorporating Green Circle Bio's Energy to continue to be a global leader in the emerging market of green energy.
Oysters

Oysters

An area known for its blue-green waterways and rich ecosystems, Santa Rosa County is currently working on a project that could improve the quality of marine life — and perhaps economic development — for years to come. The county has been working with scientists at the Nature Conservancy since 2015 on the Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project — a multi-phase endeavor that’s being funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.
Open for Business

Open for Business

As Gadsden County works to grow jobs, it is also addressing workforce needs.
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Archive » Small Business

Buffalo, Rice and a Dog Named Blue

Buffalo, Rice and a Dog Named Blue

Miss Autumn’s Barquery dog foods are made by Victoria McDowell in her kitchen.
A Step in Time

A Step in Time

Fugawee Corporation sells historical footwear to re-enactors and museums worldwide, movies and Broadway shows from its 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Crawfordville.
The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Catalyst Fabric Solutions, which instead of store-housing inventory actually makes products as customers order them online, is bringing new jobs to Marianna.
Human Element

Human Element

Your company can gain a strategic and competitive advantage by hiring people who think differently. Find out why a diverse staff is important and how to accomplish it.
Wi-Files

Wi-Files

Businesses like the idea of promoting their services and wares through social media outlets. Here are some tips to help you avoid pitfalls and costly mistakes.
Management Strategies

Management Strategies

Talent is the No. 1 commodity in the business of technology. There a few major factors that can help businesses acquire and retain the best and brightest in our community.
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Archive » Regional News

Brief, Execute, Debrief

Brief, Execute, Debrief

It’s not your usual leadership training delivered to an audience in banquet chairs. The Blue Angels Foundation issues executives flight suits with squadron patches and informs them that, for 48 hours, they will be living aboard a simulated aircraft carrier at the National Flight Academy.
State of Play

State of Play

North Florida gaming interests are going to have to hold ’em. The 2017 Florida Legislature played things close to the chest, failing to pass a comprehensive gambling bill. Slot machines favored by the Senate were a major sticking point.
Guardian Pharmacy

Guardian Pharmacy

Guardian Pharmacy in Crestview is a growing specialty business that caters to nursing homes in Northwest Florida and Alabama.
Teamwork that landed GKN Aerospace will attract others

Teamwork that landed GKN Aerospace will attract others

Manufacturer brings 170 high-wage jobs
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Opinion

Optimism Pays

Optimism Pays

Your leadership style — whether positive or negative — matters more than you realize. Optimism in your company starts with you.
Revitalizing Economy

Revitalizing Economy

Al Latimer gives a glimpse into Tallahassee and Leon County’s long-term economic development plan and the surge in growth it’s likely to bring.
Wheel Deals

Wheel Deals

Nearly one-third of car sales are now leases
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People

Focus on the Good

Debbie Ritchie, president of the Studer Group, discusses how the organization helps health-care service providers get healthy and improve patient experiences.

Get Booking

TripShock owner Greg Fisher was named by Pensacola’s Studer Institute as its 2016 “Entrepreneur of the Year” — with good reason. His entrepreneurial spirit hasn’t waned since he was 16 years old.
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Archive » Politics + Government

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

The 2017 legislative session resulted in limited lawmaking affecting businesses, but funding was preserved for tourism promotion and economic development.
It's the Law

It's the Law

The Florida Legislature convenes its 2017 session, prepared to tackle a slew of issues that affect business, including worker compensation, education & water availability.

Economic Optimism

In this issue, high-end realtors across the 850 say that business has picked up since the presidential election was settled because buyers feel more confident about the national economy.

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Matthews & Jones: Gaining insights through experience

Matthews & Jones serves clients throughout Northwest Florida and in Georgia and Alabama. Founding partner Dana Matthews works with developers on projects from concept to completion, assisting them with everything from land acquisition to closings with end users.

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  • Party in the Pines Country Music Festival

    2017.10.20

    Party In The Pines is a country music festival held Oct. 20-21 in White Springs, Fla. The event will kick off at 3 p.m. ET and continues into...

  • Wish Upon A Star

    2017.10.20

    Please join us for a night of “Jazz Under the Oaks” in support of this worthy cause! Our 7th annual Wish Upon a Star event will feature...

  • Sunland Center - 39th Annual Fall Festival

    2017.10.28

    Known as one of the largest festivals in Jackson County, the 39th Annual Sunland Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 28 at the...

  • Opening Nights: Sierra Hull

    2017.12.09

    Bluegrass singer/mandolin player Sierra Hull will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at FSU Panama City Holley Lecture Hall as part of FSU’s Opening...

  • Opening Nights: Bria Skonberg

    2018.02.24

    Jazz singer/trumpet player Bria Skonberg will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at FSU Panama City Holley Lecture Hall as part of FSU’s Opening Nights...


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