850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - 850 Business Magazine June-July 2010

New Life for an Old Airport

If all goes to plan, Panama City’s old airport eventually will become the city’s first master-planned community, complete with homes and commercial space, hiking trails, a school and a marina. The new owners, the St. Andrew Bay Land Company, have…

Sometimes It Takes a Community to Run a Store

Where a Community Gathers Red Bay Grocery is a business reborn on the road less traveled — thanks to its customers and community By Scott Jackson Originally published in the June/July 2010 issue of 850 Magazine Small, rural communities dot…

How Business Fared in the 2010 Legislative Session

The Pro-Business Approach Florida lawmakers worked to get the state’s economy back on track with a variety of measures favored by the state’s business interests. By Linda Kleindienst Originally published in the June/July 2010 issue of 850 Magazine   Florida’s…

Water for People Gets Support in Northwest Florida

According to UNICEF, more than 1 billion  people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. An additional 2.6 billion people lack proper sanitation. Employees of American Water, the largest investor-owner water and wastewater utility company in the…

George Koikos is a Hands-On Entrepreneur

Hands-On Entrepreneur George Koikos’ American dream was realized by pleasing customers and maintaining quality By Tori Gibbs Originally published in the June/July 2010 issue of 850 Magazine George Koikos greets visitors with a warm smile and a cold handshake. The…