Along I-10

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

Catalyst Fabric Solutions, which instead of store-housing inventory actually makes products as customers order them online, is bringing new jobs to Marianna.

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.

The Vintage Queen

Cindy Poire has an affinity for collecting old things because their history fascinates her. She’s turned her passion into successful businesses at Madison Antiques Market & Interiors and Marketplace of Madison — and she’s still shopping.

Journey to Success

Jorge Garcia, CEO of Marianna Toyota, who fled Cuba at age 13 to come to America, worked up to three jobs after high school to care for his family and then finally found his calling selling cars.

Big Strides

Mickey Minnis is an amateur investigator of the legends that surround the mythological ape-like creature.