850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - June-July 2017

Sound Bytes June/July

CAPITAL APPOINTED BY GOV. SCOTT » Four prominent Tallahassee individuals were recently appointed to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission: Timothy Cerio, an accomplished attorney who had previously served as general counsel to the governor and in 2013 was appointed to…


Tourism remains Florida’s No. 1 economic driver, and the number of visitors who visit each year continues to grow. So, too, does the number of the ecotourists who want to get a glimpse of Florida’s natural features. To enhance visitor experiences, Northwest Florida tourism agencies are promoting the region’s natural, historical and cultural resources.

Taking the Long View

As an attorney in Atlanta, Kim Rivers discovered an appetite for forging big deals that she found to be in relatively short supply upon moving back to Tallahassee, where she had served as a student body president at FSU. She thought about trading Florida’s capital city for a metropolitan environment, but saw Tallahassee as an ideal place to raise her son. Today, she is still making deals while working to make Tallahassee an even better place to live.

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TripShock owner Greg Fisher was named by Pensacola’s Studer Institute as its 2016 “Entrepreneur of the Year” — with good reason. His entrepreneurial spirit hasn’t waned since he was 16 years old.