A View from 30,000 Feet
Central Florida Economic Overview Home to a “live, work and play” environment that is the envy of the world, Central Florida is known internationally as one of the greatest tourist, convention and beach destinations in the world. But the region is also one of the top 10 locations in the country for business. Anchoring the center and eastern portion of what has become known as the Florida High Tech Corridor, it is the epicenter of the world’s modeling and simulation industry, as well as home to tech giants like Harris Corporation, Siemens, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, along with a myriad ...
Reaching New Heights
Space Coast Economy Launches Again Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast President and CEO Lynda Weatherman listened patiently as the two consultants intently discussed the physics and engineering challenges of a manned deep space vehicle. Admiring their breadth of knowledge, she could see why they were recognized around the world as subject experts. However, it was pretty heady, and her mind was drifting to preparing for her next meeting and the mountain of emails building like a tsunami in her inbox, not the impact of solar radiation on astronauts during extended space voyages. Then they said the words that echoed in ...
Connecting With Clients and the Community
Connors Wealth Management Bringing Value to Brevard Many high school students in New England dream of attending a college where the campus is bathed in sunshine, shaded by palm trees and students walk to class in shorts and sandals, instead of through snow drifts in parkas and boots. On the other hand, few Cocoa Beach High School graduates select a school in Vermont, Norwich University, which also happens to be a military college. Yet for those who know Justin Connors’ disciplined, focused, data-driven approach to financial management, perhaps it isn’t a surprise. How many people decide when they’re 11 years old that ...
Contents – January 2015
To read the full digital edition of the January issue of SpaceCoast Business magazine, click here. FEATURES Space Coast Economy Launches Again Connors Wealth Management Regional Economic Overview SPECIAL SECTION FL Trep COMPANY PROFILES House of Lights MBV Engineering BEST PRACTICES Leadership Goals for the New Year | Jeff Piersall Business Development Industry-Academic Partnerships | Gretchen Sauerman Acquisitions The 10 Rules of Acquisition Integration | Jan S. Beck Legal Employees and Inventorship | Dan Pierron Economic Development Celebrating Our Community Fabric | Lynda Weatherman DEPARTMENTS What’s GOIN’ On Publisher’s Note Business Briefs People In the News Events of Interest Q&A with Ahmed Reza Business Seen Giving Back Editor’s Note On the cover: Justin Connors Photography by Jason Hook
Q&A with Ahmed Reza
NAME: Ahmed Reza COMPANY: TrepHub & Dental Web Now MARRIED: Yes, to Ameena for 10 years CHILDREN: Hana (12), Hamza (6), Hafsa (3) and Haider (1) YEARS IN BREVARD: 3 On a typical day, what types of tasks and responsibilities do you tackle at TrepHub? TrepHub is a startup in it’s own right, so every day is interesting. It can be as calm as helping a few startups out, connecting some people and I’m out by 8 p.m., or as hectic as working on marketing campaigns, managing people, analyzing opportunities for the local community and taking a nap on the futon at the office because driving ...
Filling the Gap
Hidden Potentials Starts CONNECT Program There’s a new alternative coming for middle and high school students in Brevard County to fill the after-school gap between the last bell and dinnertime. When that time rolls around, students are left with few places to go and activities to do. Research has shown that students who participate in after-school programs have better grades and better school attendance, ultimately resulting in better preparation for the future. Many families with middle school students, especially those with special needs, have asked for after-school programs that provide a safe, fun, and enriching environment. In 2015, that need will be ...
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