Author: Brian Rowland

Make Time for Professional Courtesy

After 25 years in the advertising and marketing business,  I am never surprised when a phone call goes unreturned. Rather than becoming offended on such occasions, I let them roll off me like water. Recently, however, I found myself counseling…

The Art of Giving

Giving opens many doors, creating new and numerous opportunities along our life paths. In my line of work, I interact with a wide range of people representing countless organizations, passions and fields of endeavor. For some, I have noticed, giving…

Oil Spill’s Chief Lesson: Diversify

Like countless people fortunate to live on or near the Gulf Coast and the millions of people who visit our shores each year, I have a tremendous fondness for the endlessly fascinating intersection of sea and sand. For me, nothing…

Santa Rosa County Has Its Eye on Future

I recently had the opportunity to meet with key influencers of Santa Rosa County’s economy. The get-together was especially timely given plans by 850 Magazine to publish an economic profile of Santa Rosa County in our next issue. During the…

Unbridled Optimism

Freedom lovers’ confidence keeps tomorrows coming  As I reflect on another year coming to a close, two realities — one very sobering and the other a cause for celebration — are at the top of my mind. The first is…