June 2, 2023

Mike Vogel

Florida Trend South Florida Editor • mvogel@floridatrend.com

Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel has reported and written about business in Florida for more than 20 years. He works from Broward County. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and, prior to joining Florida Trend in 1999, worked for newspapers in southeast Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Articles by Vogel:

Out of the Blue
Steve Murawski, a University of South Florida professor, offers an illuminating data point: The economic value of commercial and recreational fishing in Florida is greater than aerospace, citrus and ranching combined.
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Moore Odyssey
Roger Moore last year gave a thought to his legacy as the sale of the boat retailing business he co-founded moved toward completion.
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A Sign of Things to Come?
In a signal of just how much South Florida remains in demand and that investors are betting on a return of business convention travel, a joint venture of Credit Suisse Asset Management and Hawaii-based Trinity Real Estate Investments purchased the 1,000-room Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood for $835 million from New York-based Brookfield Asset Management.
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'Perfect DNA'
John Vo, former vice president of propulsion at electric pickup truck maker Lordstown Motors and head of global manufacturing for Tesla, moved to Florida in 2020. He heads Blue Innovations Group, an electric boat startup based in Pinellas Park. It's working on a line of boats, one of which would have solar charging panels, an 800-hp powertrain and run on a 220-kilowatt battery.
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Rocking the Boat
A marine marketing truism holds that the ideal locale for photographing a boat is in the clear blue waters of the Bahamas. Cam Heaps, CEO of electric boat maker Voltari, wanted that Bahamas photo and decided to go for more: Instead of shipping or towing his new Voltari 260 performance boat there, he would seek to set a record for the “first and longest” electric boat overseas crossing — the 91 miles from Key Largo to Bimini.
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Miami Grand Prix
For at least the next nine years, Hard Rock Stadium and its environs — also known as the Miami International Autodrome — will host a Formula 1 race, one of 23 that make up the circuit's championship. Tyler Epp, the event's president, says the goal is to ensure “Miami will be one of the must-attend races on the Formula 1 calendar for the next decade.”
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A History of Acquisitions
Seacoast Bank, founded at the onset of the Great Depression, is the stuff of homespun Florida. During World War II, the Stuart-based institution provided mothers of service members Blue Star flags.
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Name Game
Broward's seaport is one of the three busiest cruise ship home ports in the world. It ranks among the nation's leading container ship ports and is South Florida's main seaport for gas, jet fuel and alternative fuels. Some 7,000 people work at companies that provide direct services at or to the port.
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Tony Cho's New Flow
The Miami real estate investor and developer has done it all, from jet-setting with celebrities to building a fortune — and he's only in his 40s. His new venture — encouraging the building of harmonious communities for 1 billion people — might be his most ambitious yet.
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Bionic Hands
Florida Atlantic University engineering and computer science college researchers received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to improve the functioning of prosthetic hands. Current prosthetics allow only one grasp function to be controlled at a time.
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