December 2022 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Floridian of the Year

The Advocate

The Advocate

Attorney and lobbyist Yolanda Cash Jackson has built a career forging paths of opportunity for others.

A Fasion Statement

Haniff Brown aims to transform online clothes shopping using augmented reality to analyze users' body shapes.

Economic Backbone


Holiday Spirit

All Kids' Wonderland adds a glimmer of joy for hospitalized children and their families.

Battling Burnout Virtually

By relying on remote nurses, AdventHealth says it has been able to cut turnover without sacrificing care.

Building Bonanza

Metro Jacksonville leads a booming state in hospital construction starts.

Young Talent

UF Health Jacksonville forges relationships with high schoolers in hopes of creating future employees.

Scarless Thyroid Surgery

New technique takes away a common complaint: A scar left on the neck of patients.

Made Better by the Challenges

Baptist Health Care's expasion is on track despite COVID and a hurricane.

Taking Florida by Storm

Hurricane Andrew changed how Florida prepared for and recovered from hurricanes. Ian's deadly strike showed the state has further to go.

Regional Portrait

Greater Gainesville
A Moment in Time

Collaboration and opportunity define Gainesville.


Up Front
65 Years and Counting

Florida Trend is the longest running monthly business publication in the state.

Craig Waters

"I was a pioneer in ways I didn't even understand."

Editor's Page
Fight Night

Our elected representatives set the tenor of the nation's public life.

Rising Executives

Rising to the Occasion

Taking Flight

Delta's Luciano Macagno bolsters the airline's South Florida-Latin America moves.

Giving a Lift

After hiking the Appalachian Trail and a stint in the Peace Corps, David Garfunkel landed at Lift Jax.

Growth Management

LaShawn Bates aims to 'future-proof' JLL's business in her territory.

Naked Ambition

Jordan Johnson wanted to do more than just bring home a good paycheck. His latest venture fulfills a dream.

A Family Vacation Platform

The Falcone brothers' rental booking site boasts advantages for resort owners and vacationers.

Face Forward

Inspired by her mother, Suhay Gonzalez launched a makeup line with diverse women in mind.

Game On

Julie Imanuel Brown: "My passion is creating healthy regulatory environments and protecting the public."

Around the State

Critical Link

Emergency Ventures helps get critical information out during natural disasters to those without cell service.

Safer Wood

ChemTech opens plant in Fort Pierce to showcase environmentally friendly wood treatments.

Pocket of Light

Babcock Ranch goes two for two during hurricanes.

Germ Killer

NanoRAD takes on germs with powerful new non-toxic anti-microbial disinfectant.

Portable Cocktails

Jacksonville small-craft distillery among first in Florida to enter canned cocktail market.

Fostering Innovation

Construction underway for Leon County's $24-million business incubator.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park
Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park

A Florida reptile park has taken in an alligator that lost its nose and upper jaw to a fight or boat propeller. Gatorland Orlando said over the weekend that the injured alligator came from a lake in nearby Sanford, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. “She had basically no chance of surviving in the wild with such a severe injury,” the park said in a social media post.

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