Author: Laura Patrick

Small Shipbuilding Company Brings Big Business

Big BusinessShipbuilding is one of the oldest industries in the United States, and was once one of the most important. During its glory days, the industry contributed in major ways toward making this country a world power — playing vital roles…

A Fish Tale

He takes no offense at the question, coming innocently enough as it does from curious tourists visiting his popular seafood restaurant. A Fish Tale The industry and family that sparked a town and helped change the future of the Emerald…

Running Wild

You can get just about anything that swims at Doug’s Seafood Truck on St. George Island — scallops, tuna, grouper, several different sizes of Gulf shrimp scooped out of the water that morning.  Anything, that is, but mullet. You can…

Meet Laura Johnson

Meet Laura Johnson This Tallahassee tycoon has turned touches of whimsy into a multi-million-dollar business by Rosanne Dunkelberger After her third daughter was born in 1995, Laura Johnson continued a tradition and pressed little Sarah Parker’s handprints into some clay.…

Meet Laura Johnson

After her third daughter was born in 1995, Laura Johnson continued a tradition and pressed little Sarah Parker’s handprints into some clay. Meet Laura Johnson This Tallahassee tycoon has turned touches of whimsy into a multi-million-dollar business by Rosanne Dunkelberger…

Opportunity Knocks

Employment opportunities are few and far between these days. The unemployment rate in Florida remained in double digits throughout 2011 and the outlook for 2012 looks to be just as dreary. That holds especially true for rural communities across the…

Master of Business

Master of Business What makes each unique, are they still relevant and why online programs are growing in popularity. by Lilly Rockwell The Master’s Degree in Business Administration has consistently been one of the most popular graduate degrees a university…

Inspired Genius or Bully?

Given a chance to hire Apple Inc.’s often-combative co-founder Steve Jobs, entrepreneur Joseph A. Kelley would have found a place for him — in a branch office or working at home. Jobs was an inspiring genius.  But he was also…

Technology & You

With tens of thousands of apps out there — social media tools, information receptacles, games and more — it’s hard to determine which (if any) might be useful for getting down to business. This task is made more difficult by…