July 2015 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
The Florida Trend 350
Profile: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
Today, "Big Jack" Holloway might not recognize the liquor stores operated by the company he founded nearly 80 years ago.
A chart at this page previews the top public companies in Florida, as ranked by revenue.
Find out who tops the list of the biggest private companies in the state.
Among 10 top executives at Florida’s biggest companies, seven got big raises while three had their pay cut.
Up Front - Publisher's Column
Companies are fueling Florida's growth
"The article about ABC Fine Wine & Spirits accompanies the Florida Trend 350. I count 57 public companies with at least $1.0 billion in revenue and 52 private companies at that landmark."
“Catch a dragonfly and look at the wings, with all those veins, a very intricate network of veins. To me, that’s fascinating, just totally fascinating, and beautiful.”
Taco Belles: Mexican eateries in Florida
Along with chains like Chipotle, Moe’s, Lime Fresh Mexican and a raft of street taco purveyors, local chefs around the state are offering new expressions of south-of-the-border cuisine.
Jon H. Gutmacher on lawyers, guns and poetry
Attorney Jon H. Gutmacher is among the state’s top legal experts on gun and self-defense laws.
Focus health care on prevention
"Health care costs are being driven up by better drugs, better machines and our inclination to extend our lives for as long as we can -- regardless of cost, regardless of the quality of life medicine delivers in our final days."
The 12th annual Florida Legal Elite names 1,131 to the list. Lists include Hall of Fame inductees, Up & Comers and Government & Non-Profit Attorneys.
New Life: Heart transplants in Florida
At any given moment, about 250 Floridians are waiting for a new heart, such as Tonya Cajuste.
Arts & Philanthropy
New batons: Orchestras shine with new music directors
Over the past two years, all of the top five professional symphony orchestras in the state have appointed new music directors.
Around the State
Farewell, DRI law
Florida's "Development of Regional Impact" law was meant to ensure that state and regional governments collaborated to review big construction projects.
Proposed: A 10-mile ‘linear park' underneath Miami's Metrorail
The park would include bike and walking paths, landscaping and connections to other transit and parks.
Palm Beach State College's Ava Parker
Parker spoke with Florida Trend about her role as leader of the college.
Tampa Bay IT firm Vology scores big with NASA contract
Cemex cement company goes head-to head with Lake and Orange officials who oppose a sand-mining operation.
The DuPont fund is still giving
While the national sank into an economic recession, the Jesse Ball DuPont Fund stepped up its support in the communities of northeast Florida.
Cutting Edge: IHMC 'bot nabs DARPA prize
Some of the nation’s best and brightest robotics and software engineers work at the IHMC Robotics Lab in Pensacola.
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