June-July 2012

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Clint Mizell, 33, Panama City

Clint Mizell, 33, Panama City

Works with clients in Bay, Jackson, Gulf and Walton counties to help them with their business banking needs. Born in Panama City, he has worked for SunTrust in offices across Northwest Florida, including Pensacola and Tallahassee. His community involvement is wide-ranging, he has a major interest in the region’s economic development and serves on the Bay County Economic Development Alliance.
Hugh Lochore, 38, Tallahassee

Hugh Lochore, 38, Tallahassee

An entrepreneur running three businesses at once, with ideas for plenty more if he had the time. Known locally for the jumps and cross-country courses he developed for the Red Hills Horse Trials, he designs courses around the world. He also runs a business called Luna Pavilions, where he builds African thatch pavilions and wooden furniture that he sells. He is a developer, manages rental properties, is a consultant for a new equestrian drug to help injured horses — and will be in London this summer to help his brother, who is in charge of equestrian events at the summer Olympics.
David Tuyo, 33, Pensacola

David Tuyo, 33, Pensacola

started with Pen Air Federal Credit Union in 2009 as the chief financial officer, a position he used to help boost employee benefits — including wellness/sports programs that help with fitness and team building. He helped develop a think tank to promote innovation within Pen Air and the local community and established a foundation within the credit union to coordinate fundraising. In his spare time he is working on a doctoral degree.
Terrie Glover Ard, 38, Tallahassee

Terrie Glover Ard, 38, Tallahassee

Was promoted to a vice president post at Moore Consulting Group at the age of 29 — and now she is senior vice president of the firm. She leads a team of 20 who provide counsel for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Eli Lilly, Anheuser Busch and Workforce Florida. She was instrumental in the development and launch of the company’s pro bono outreach programs, which began in 2010.
Veronique George, 26, Tallahassee

Veronique George, 26, Tallahassee

Earned her MBA from FAMU and studied business at Shanghai University. She founded a consulting firm while in school, has executed dozens of marketing campaigns and interned for Proctor and Gamble, assisting with branding and market research.
Farron Cousins, 29, Gulf Breeze

Farron Cousins, 29, Gulf Breeze

A member of MENSA, has gained prominence through his work as a magazine editor, a radio producer and a blogger. Time.com put him on its list of 2011’s Top 25 blogs, and he gained national attention for his writings about the 2010 oil spill.
Treat prospective employees like prospective clients

Treat prospective employees like prospective clients

There is never an excuse for poor manners, which some companies apparently have.
Keep an Attitude of Gratitude

Keep an Attitude of Gratitude

This tendency to compare ourselves with others is a lot more common than one might think.
2012 Legislature was a big win for business

2012 Legislature was a big win for business

When the Florida Legislature adjourned, a collective sigh could be heard from business interests across the state. Despite lawmakers’ obsession with cutting state spending, they managed to pass a host of bills to benefit business — and hopefully give a little boost to the state’s economic recovery.
Actions you can take to shore up the bottom line

Actions you can take to shore up the bottom line

Pick up some tips from fellow entrepreneurs on how they’ve been saving money.
8 tips to get the most out of a business event

8 tips to get the most out of a business event

Prepare early to make the most out of it to promote yourself and your business.
Color’s impact on productivity in the workplace

Color’s impact on productivity in the workplace

Which color do you think makes employees more productive?
Northwest Florida should diversify its industries and invest in small businesses

Northwest Florida should diversify its industries and invest in small businesses

Without the investment needed to grow, small businesses cannot increase hiring as much as Florida needs.
Dave Hoxeng: High Voltage Entrepreneur

Dave Hoxeng: High Voltage Entrepreneur

Dave Hoxeng’s radio career started off with a crystal radio set.
Still reeling ’em in at Bay City Lodge

Still reeling ’em in at Bay City Lodge

Jimmy Mosconis puts in time and sacrifice to make Bay City Lodge succeed.
Do-it-yourself helicopter kits are an overseas hit

Do-it-yourself helicopter kits are an overseas hit

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Safari Helicopter. And you can build it yourself.
Experts at finding expert witnesses

Experts at finding expert witnesses

We’ve all seen them on Law and Order. We might have listened to them while serving jury duty. They provide knowledge and clarity to subjects unknown to most people, including attorneys, allowing courts to make informed decisions. But where do attorneys find them, anyway?
Gulf World Marine Park is a 40-year hit

Gulf World Marine Park is a 40-year hit

It’s competing well against the theme parks by bringing guests up close and personal with the wildlife.
CollegeTown hopes to redefine game day experience

CollegeTown hopes to redefine game day experience

Seminole Boosters partners with alums to create a student entertainment district from the ground up.
Goodwill Goes Entrepreneurial

Goodwill Goes Entrepreneurial

An entrepreneurial Goodwill Industries expands its contract services in Northwest Florida, creating jobs and earning raves from employers
Northwest Florida’s banking industry is on the rebound

Northwest Florida’s banking industry is on the rebound

Local banks have suffered through some of the worst financial times in memory, but signs are growing that the worst is behind them.
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