June 2016 Contents
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At the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, the curriculum isn't a secret. But the identity of most of its students is classified.
Full Sail: Digital arts detente
As Orlando grows into a center for digital media and video-gaming, two big players are learning how to get along.
From student to teacher at Full Sail
Gary Jones began his ascent to co-owner of Full Sail as a student.
At least nine public and private universities in Florida have received what they call transformative donations since 2014.
Up Front - Publisher's Column
A warm welcome to Florida
Lee County is attracting a younger population of working professionals.
"The first time I went to Africa I was in my 20s... Last year, I got back for my 50th trip to Africa."
Dental work: A bed of bones off Venice, Florida
An area off the coast of Venice draws amateur paleontologists from everywhere.
Outside the box: Eating outside is a breeze
Al fresco dining is not limited to waterfront restaurants any more.
Tapping a beer niche
Attorney Trevor Brewer nurses a career representing beer makers.
The bed tax never sleeps in Florida
How tourist development taxes should be used has become a running battle in Tallahassee.
A tribute to a friend: Cliff Hinkle
"I’m leery of men who wear bowties. Most shouldn’t. Cliff Hinkle wore them well ... Florida had Cliff as a friend long before I did."
In 2015, Franklin Street did $25 million in leasing transactions and $500 million in loan originations, while representing 70 retailers and insuring more than $10 billion in property.
Doctor, doctor: Physicians who are also authors
Two south Florida physicians have parlayed their medical expertise into parallel careers in the publishing and media worlds.
Officials are working to diversify the county’s workforce and continue to attract other companies in the wake of Hertz’s relocation.
Around the State
Florida teen ‘Shark Tank’
Even grade-schoolers can get help with business skills at academies tailored for young entrepreneurs.
Overhaul in downtown Coral Gables
Gables spruces up the Miracle Mile streetscape.
Alterations in Southeast Florida
The former Fashion Mall will be reconfigured as a mixed-use development.
Advantages: A private school focuses on helping low-income students
Tampa’s Berkeley Preparatory School turned its attention to summer learning loss in the course of expanding its community outreach efforts.
Windfall: A tug-of-war begins over bed tax receipts
Orange County's 6% tourist development tax has raised ore than $1.7 billion over the past decade.
Good timing for Jacksonville bank
FirstAtlantic is the last community bank in Jacksonville.
Tailwinds: Pensacola moves to capitalize on a nearby Airbus plant
Economic development officials in Pensacola anticipate construction to house aerospace related companies.
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