850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - 850 Business Magazine April-May 2010

Jay Pearlman is a Money Man on a Mission

Jay Pearlman never imagined he would be living on St. George Island, let alone working as the director of financial services for Franklin County Schools. A native of Long Island, N.Y., he graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree…

850 Life: Chan Cox of Chan's Wine World, Destin

Taste Maker Bourbon’s popularity in the 1970s meant wine was an untapped sales niche for Chan Cox, who decided to take full advantage. Today, he is the go-to guru for all things wine in Northwest Florida, with five retail stores…

850 Regional News

850 Regional News Originally published in the Apr/Mar 2010 issue of 850 Business Magazine   The Mood of Business Interesting research shows Florida small business owners are more concerned with keeping their current customers than the rest of U.S. small…

The Bottom Line: Taking a Bite Out of Taxes

Bottom Line: Taking a Bite Out of Taxes Your 2009 tax returns are now in the mail, unless you’ve filed an extension. Think you can rest on your laurels? Hardly. Taxes don’t file themselves, and procrastination almost always costs money.…

Who's Drinking North Florida's Water?

Seven miles north of Interstate 10 in the Northwest Florida town of Marianna sits a stocky, 330,000-square-foot building — big enough to fit five football fields — humming with the effort of producing 43,200 bottles of water per hour. The…