850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - December-January 2017

Designing Sustainability

Fundraising for charitable organizations once consisted of an annual signature event and an end-of-the-year appeal by mail. But these days, fundraising is a year-round endeavor.

Employment Rebound

Leon County and Florida have “a lot of people who are not necessarily unemployed but underemployed and who want more work or more highly skilled jobs,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida.

Economic Stimulus

Florida State University researchers have been awarded 506 patents that have contributed to manufacturing, business processes, creative endeavors and other positive effects on economic health.

Remote Possibilities

The Wakulla Environmental Institute’s “Introduction to Unmanned Systems” class, conducted on its campus in Crawfordville, prepares students to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s newly implemented Part 107 exam and obtain a certificate required to fly drones commercially.

Room at the Inn

Visitors to Tallahassee will soon have more options to rest for the night, or longer. Seven hotel projects are either under construction or proposed for Tallahassee, prospectively adding nearly 1,000 new rooms.