September 24, 2022

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Sen. Jeff Brandes leaves behind a legacy of big ideas and principled dissents

Last March, as lawmakers cobbled together a spending plan in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Senate budget subcommittee rolled out ... Read more »
Published on 1/13/2022

Navy veteran ShaKeia Kegler's GovLia makes selling to the government easier for small businesses

By 11th grade, ShaKeia Kegler had at least some of her life figured out — she planned to join the Navy after graduating from Gibbs High... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Florida Icon: Robert Metzger

Transplant nephrologist; medical director, OurLegacy; Orlando, age 82 Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

Three Florida high schoolers prove to be top-grade entrepreneurs

Cutting out the middle man, Match maker, Peer tutoring Read more »
Published on 10/27/2021

Women in leadership - Taking the reins

Profiles of nine women leaders who are taking leadership roles in their fields. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2021

Tampa entrepreneur Samyr Qureshi's tutoring business Knack is soaring

Samyr Qureshi says apps, online lessons, Zoom School, artificial intelligence and other tech only go so far in helping students learn. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

The Taste of Immokalee entrepreneurship program helps students, community thrive

In 2014, as part of a youth entrepreneurship education program, a group of Immokalee High School students created hot sauces using... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

At 29, he's built an order fulfillment business that employs 1,000

Jan Bednar grew up mostly in the Czech Republic, in a village of 5,000 people called Bakov nad Jizerou... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Higher Ed: Comings and Goings

New faces and incoming higher ed leaders; plus several presidents of state colleges and universities are retiring... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

The new faces of Florida's MBA professors bring eclectic mix of talent and knowledge

When David Major joined the faculty of the University of Miami in 2019... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Real estate investor Moishe Mana is ready to develop his holdings

Real estate investor Moishe Mana says he has a vision for his massive holdings. Miami just wants to see something happen Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Mike Maroone has been buying dealerships again

In December, the Maroone name reappeared in the auto marketplace in South Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

“Faces of FSCJ” video project highlights diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

Florida State College at Jacksonville's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has launched a video project featuring the stories of faculty, staff and students. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2020

President of Tallahassee-based Bascom Communications, Sarah Bascom

Worried that a surcharge could cripple its business, Dosal Tobacco hired more than a dozen Tallahassee lobbyists and Sarah Bascom... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

UCF's new president Alexander Cartwright

A native of the Bahamas, Alexander Cartwright was the first in his family to go to college. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

The Motwani family business's rise from motels to luxury hotels and condos

The Motwani family's first venture in Florida landed them in a fix — but ultimately on a trajectory they've ridden from mom-and-pop motels to luxury hotel and condo towers. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

USF's new president Steve Currall

In 1997, Steven Currall read a Fortune magazine article about the role that Stanford University played in creating Silicon Valley. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Thad Seymour: UCF's steady hand

UCF's interim President Thad Seymour steered the school through a series of crises before making way for its new president. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Orlando's mayor: Buddy Dyer

During his 17 years in office, Mayor Buddy Dyer has transformed downtown Orlando and led the city through some of its darkest hours... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

11 Florida women in leadership roles

Florida women in leadership roles ranging from Kim Rivers, the CEO of medical marijuana company Trulieve, to Michéle Alexandre, Dean of Stetson University College of Law Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Power Steering: Cheryl Miller, AutoNation's CEO

Miller's promotion to CEO made her the first woman to lead a publicly traded company based in South Florida — and one of only 10 women among the 125 largest public companies statewide. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Keith Hoskins: A Sense of Mission

Navy Federal's new Pensacola leader is a former Blue Angel and base commander for NAS Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2019

Tampa Bay has high hopes for Erik Maltais' Immertec virtual reality startup

A former high-school dropout and Marine security guard now leads a tech startup in Tampa that's attracted investments from Steve Case and customers like Johnson & Johnson. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Terry Taylor is the nation's largest private owner of automotive dealerships

Terry Taylor doesn't care if you don't know him. He prefers it that way. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

Athletic shoes and the billion-dollar resell market

Juan Osorio was in the fifth grade in Jacksonville when he fell in love with a sneaker, the Nike Air Jordan 3... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

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Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone

Tropical Depression Nine has developed in the central Caribbean. The depression is expected to reach tropical storm strength and even hurricane strength by early next week. The NHC has placed Florida in the system's cone of uncertainty.

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