Author: Jason Dehart

Looking Ahead

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is looking at the big picture, one that stretches 50 years into the future, with the building of its new surgery center.

Back on Track?

It’s going to be an uphill battle, but hopes remain high that Amtrak will resume its passenger rail service between New Orleans and Orlando. Although fans are hoping to see some of the service return within two years, the major hurdle that remains is funding for the project and who will pay what.

Rare Birds

While women have made great strides in a variety of careers and industries, there is still a gender gap when it comes to female aviators. Tallahassee business partners Lacey Smith and Faith Drewry — cofounders of FL Aviation Center — think today’s women need to see more of their contemporaries making a real, viable, everyday career in aviation.

Flying Private

Adjacent to Northwest Florida’s major airports and tucked in smaller, out-of-the way airfields, fixed base operators are a boost to the region’s economy by helping to keep private planes flying — including those owned by visitors who might be taking a jaunt to the coast for lunch or dinner or to Tallahassee for a legislative hearing. But their major product isn’t necessarily fuel. It’s more to do with customer service — and rolling out the red carpet for visitors who could bring future business to the area.