Author: Linda Kleindienst

The Last Word

Nine years ago I left the world of daily newspaper journalism that had consumed my life for 37 years and stepped into the realm of magazines. I was unsure what awaited when I walked through the door that Brian Rowland…

Last Word

Two years ago, in April 2015, our cover story gave readers a closer look at the world of economic development within the 850 region. We determined who was responsible for economic development and how successful they had been at the…

The Last Word

A new year always brings a sense of hope and anticipation as we wonder what the coming year will be like and what successes and surprises might be in store for us. It’s also a time of making resolutions, most…

Drone Detectives

Increasingly, individuals have become concerned about the possibility that they may be under surveillance by operators of drones. Gary Andrews is here to help. He has developed a drone-detecting app, available for free.

The Editor's Last Word

I recently went to a major health care practice and picked up a postcard that asked me to report back to them on how they are doing. I had to laugh. I was there because I had called several times…

How Their Collaboration Brought Success

courtesy of Okaloosa EDC With more than 156 technology-based businesses per 100,000 population, Okaloosa County can rightly claim the title of “technology hub” of Northwest Florida.  Because of its location, nestled in the midst of several major Northwest Florida military…

Eye on the Goal

Clay Ingram, Pensacola Legislator and President, Greater Pensacola Chamber Tim Skipper Photography Since childhood, Clay Ingram has had an interest in current events. He was involved in student government as early as middle school and served as president of the student…

Vision for Success

A talented workforce, a strong school district and a high quality of life are key ingredients in Santa Rosa’s plan for future economic development success.

Words We Can All Live By

You’ve heard of Comic-Con. Started in California in 1970, the purpose of the organization, as outlined in its mission statement, is “creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and…

TCC Offers Free Business Incubator Program

Tallahassee Community College, in partnership with the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority, is seeking start-up businesses to participate in its free business incubator program. This program is part of the Retail Career Pathways Initiative at TCC, which helps prepare students for…

Startup Week Starts This Week

Entrepreneurs looking to start their own business can find a well of knowledgeable experts to help them on the way at Tallahassee’s inaugural Startup Week, beginning today. And it’s all free and open to the public. The five-day event is…

Research Spurs Local Economy

Research at Florida State University attracts more than $200 million in support from federal sources, private foundations and state agencies — and often leads to development of new companies.

Young Leaders Making Their Mark On The 850

Meet more of Northwest Florida’s-up and-coming business leaders in this fifth installment of 40 Under 40. From Tallahassee to Pensacola, from a former major leaguer to an economic development specialist to a hot shot realtor, see who is making a mark on the business world and in their own community.