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Gearing Up

At Gulf Coast State College, the Advanced Technology Center is helping to close the “skills gap” by readying students for highly skilled jobs like those being created by GKN Aerospace at its new plant at the Venture Crossings industrial park near Bay County’s airport.
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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.
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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.
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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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Buffalo, Rice and a Dog Named Blue

Miss Autumn’s Barquery dog foods are made by Victoria McDowell in her kitchen.
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Sound Bytes

Sound Bytes

December 2017/January 2018
Business News- Sound Bytes

Business News- Sound Bytes

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Archive » Tallahassee Area

Vitality, Growth, Inclusion

Vitality, Growth, Inclusion

Al Latimer, who heads up the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, is cataloging the reasons that business leaders choose the area as their home.
Toward Employment for All

Toward Employment for All

There is a big gap between abilities and job placements in the professional world; it stems from attitudinal problems, programmatic inconsistencies and a lack of opportunities for people with disabilities to show their abilities to employers.
Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

A trip to Nashville, said one participant, exposed local leaders to programs “so inspired, supported and effective that they challenge us to think bigger and act faster back at home.”
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Archive » Destin/Fort Walton Area

Guardian Pharmacy

Guardian Pharmacy

Guardian Pharmacy in Crestview is a growing specialty business that caters to nursing homes in Northwest Florida and Alabama.
Embracing Altruism

Embracing Altruism

One of eight Benefit Corporations in Florida, the Walton County-based Amavida Coffee and Tea Company represents a new breed of business — one aimed at balancing the public good with making profit.
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Archive » Panama City Area

Gearing Up

Gearing Up

At Gulf Coast State College, the Advanced Technology Center is helping to close the “skills gap” by readying students for highly skilled jobs like those being created by GKN Aerospace at its new plant at the Venture Crossings industrial park near Bay County’s airport.
The Future of St. Joe

The Future of St. Joe

A smaller version of its former self, The St. Joe Company has put much of its hopes for the future in Northwest Florida’s basket and into the hands of a man who has spent three decades in the region.
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Archive » Pensacola Area

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson

Two-time Masters golf champion Bubba Watson strayed for a while, to Arizona and Orlando. But now that he has returned to his hometown of Pensacola, Watson, one of golf’s biggest hitters, is leading a drive to bring about a new children’s hospital.
Focus on the Good

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.
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Archive » Forgotten Coast Area

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.
Small-Time Success

Small-Time Success

Several communities in Northwest Florida are working to better themselves with the help of a program provided through the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity. Called Competitive Florida, among the areas benefitting are DeFuniak Springs, Century, Port St. Joe and Madison County.
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Archive » Along I-10

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.
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.
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Archive » Along 30-A

Russell & Russell tap resources, global experience

Russell & Russell tap resources, global experience

Former Sandestin executives John and Scott Russell join forces to improve the hospitality business.
Scaling Up

Scaling Up

How he lives to take on a challenge.
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  • 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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