850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - 850 Business Magazine December-January 2009

Chances Not Worth Taking

You’re trying to keep premiums at a minimum, but does your business have enough insurance protection? ChancesNot Worth Taking When did you last check your insurance coverage? Re-evaluate your policy now — before disaster strikes By Gary Fineout   After…

A Line in the Sand

As the legislative battle over oil drilling heats up, Dave Rauschkolb has called on fellow opponents to form a line in the sand —literally — to stop it. A Line in the Sand As the legislative battle over oil drilling…

Protect Your Thoughts

Patents. Trademarks. Copyright. Learn how to protect your intellectual property. Protect Your Thoughts As competitiveness ramps up, learn how to put intellectual property protections to good use By Bill Hollimon   As Florida and the rest of the country struggle…

Married to the Military

Al Wenstrand, president of Florida’s Great Northwest, reflects on the military’s impact on the 850 region’s economic health. Married to the Military By President Al Wenstrand I’m pleased that 850 Magazine invited me as a guest columnist in the issue…

The Deal-Maker

He’s a hard-nosed litigator with a soft spot in his heart for the Special Olympics, a high-profile dealmaker who represents corporate giants such as Wal-Mart, Costco and McDonald’s — and "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis. The Deal-Maker: Rick Bateman,…