850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - April-May 2017

Cared for by Canterfield

Structure Commercial Real Estate   Medical Development Corp, which has involvements in restaurants, hotels and senior housing, has selected Tallahassee as the newest location for the successful Canterfield brand. Canterfield is a senior housing community that combines hospitality aspects and…

Taxing For Dollars

Taxing For Dollars It’s the most un-wonderful time of the year for most Americans. Tax time. Sweating to get those federal income tax forms to the Internal Revenue Service before the feared deadline. But while you’ve been staring at your…

Rare Birds

While women have made great strides in a variety of careers and industries, there is still a gender gap when it comes to female aviators. Tallahassee business partners Lacey Smith and Faith Drewry — cofounders of FL Aviation Center — think today’s women need to see more of their contemporaries making a real, viable, everyday career in aviation.

Finding Happiness

Recently, I watched a show on HBO hosted by Bryant Gumbel, who was joined by an Ivy League psychologist. Jointly, the two men interviewed two accomplished individuals — a retired Navy SEAL and a former professional football player. The interviewees…

Flying Private

Adjacent to Northwest Florida’s major airports and tucked in smaller, out-of-the way airfields, fixed base operators are a boost to the region’s economy by helping to keep private planes flying — including those owned by visitors who might be taking a jaunt to the coast for lunch or dinner or to Tallahassee for a legislative hearing. But their major product isn’t necessarily fuel. It’s more to do with customer service — and rolling out the red carpet for visitors who could bring future business to the area.