850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - 850 Business Magazine February-March 2011

Datamaxx delivers a secret, crucial service

Very few people in Tallahassee are aware Datamaxx Group exists, much less understand what this privately held company does. And that is intentional. Datamaxx develops crucial software that allows law enforcement agencies to communicate and share information with one another.…

Helpmates for a busy winter

Winter is tedious. Try these handy devices to make your exec life a little easier (and enjoyable). Company Perks: Helpmates Compiled by Tisha Crews Keller Originally published in the Feb/Mar 2011 issue of 850 Business Magazine   AUTO-PILOT This is…

Getting Comfortable on the Podium

While CEOs are expected to display leadership talents, some of the skills they need for the job must be learned. And, anyone who has stood for the first time before a large audience — very possibly with shaking knees and…

Boomer Aviation tows the advertising line

Sandy Williams’ Boomer Aviation is the largest operation of its kind between Jacksonville and California, according to Williams. The three-generation aerial banner towing business is now in its 31st year of operation. Credits go to inspiration, business sense and perseverance…

850 Contributors for Feb/Mar 2011

Meet some of the writers featured in the Feb/Mar 2011 issue of 850. 850 Contributors: Feb/Mar 2011 issue   JON BURSTEIN is an award-winning reporter with the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He has written about legal issues, gambling and…

Diffusing customer blow-ups

They can walk into businesses and launch into red-faced tirades that turn heads. They can yell expletives over the phone they would never dare say in public. They can break down crying, unburdening their woes to strangers. “They” are anxious…

2011 Looks Like a Brigher Future

After Two Years of Rough Roads, the Future Looks Brighter in 2011 By Brian Rowland Originally published in the Feb/Mar 2011 issue of 850 Business Magazine Listening to the news shows, I could not count the times the “talking heads”…

Art Kimbrough Does It All

Although Kimbrough, 63, has spent time in the corporate world far away from those roots, he came back. Now he’s working to sell the world on what a perfect place Jackson County is to start a business and raise a…