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

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…

It's time to revisit rural Northwest Florida

For Northwest Florida’s northern counties — the ones that bump up against Alabama and are frequently seen only through the blurred window of a car traveling down Interstate 10 — attracting tourists is a frustrating and tough sell. Welcome Back…

Big Screen to Paradise

Many locals probably remember when the movie “Secondhand Lions,” starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, was filmed in Panama City in 2002. But what they don’t know is the pivotal role that Bay County Film Commissioner Julie Gordon played in…

News & Numbers Statewide: Feb/Mar 2011

Business Arena: News & Numbers Statewide (Feb/Mar 2011) Compiled by Janeen Talbott and Linda Kleindienst Originally published in the Feb/Mar 2011 issue of 850 Business Magazine   ‘There’s an App for That!’ Considering that mobile application technology was only introduced…