Contents – December 2014
To read the full digital edition, click here. FEATURES Dr. Jim Richey Business Leader of the Year John Walsh - Transportation Dana Kilborne - Finance Betsy Farmer - Social Entrepreneur Travis Proctor - Technology Chris Conneen - Entrpreneurialism Beth Gitlin - Business Development Rob Varley - Tribute Award People to Watch in 2015 Bringing the Imaginary to Life Building a Global Niche Daytona Rising BEST PRACTICES Leadership Gifts for Yourself and Others | Jeff Piersall Digital Marketing Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends for 2015 | Scott Brazdo International Business Developing Global Leaders | Dr. Richard Griffith Entrepreneurial Education Educating Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs | Cari Coats Economic Development Maintaining Brevard's Momentum | Lynda Weatherman Finance SERP's Up! | Tom Kirk DEPARTMENTS What’s GOIN’ On Publisher’s Note Business Briefs People In the News Events of Interest Q&A with Leasha Flammio-Watson Business Seen Giving ...
Bringing the Imaginary to Life
By: Eric Wright The Nassal Company: Building the Experience The Harry Potter books and their blockbuster films have riveted multitudes around the world. But for the person with only a casual interest to the most devoted fan, the connection is moved to a whole different level when one is immersed in the story at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. It is like moving from watching penguins on the Discovery Channel to experiencing the icy landscape of SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. And who hasn’t dreamed of rocketing into space? The closest ...
Building a Global Niche
By: George White Arnott Industries a Force in Auto Parts Aftermarket Arnott Industries has expanded into a healthy portion of the former Sea Ray Boats manufacturing facility on Merritt Island, helping it with the niche market it’s created for new and used air-cushioned shock absorbers for high-end cars. Now three years into the plant with plans to expand into new buildings, the location has been a good fit. “As a long-time manufacturing facility, the former Sea Ray plant has worked well for Arnott’s needs,” said Todd Nash, senior vice president of global marketing & sales. “After renovation, the distribution center and offices provided ...
By: Carl Kotala Transformation Races to the Finish A staggering amount of money is being invested to turn one of Central Florida’s hottest tourist areas into an even more spectacular destination that will have year-round appeal to both visitors and local residents. Daytona Beach, which already draws an average of 8.5 million tourists per year, has a number of projects in the works with the initial rollout expected to come in 2016. These projects include the $400 million transformation of the Daytona International Speedway (DIS) into what Speedway President Joie Chitwood calls a “Motorsports Stadium.” Dubbed “Daytona Rising,” the project will feature three ...
2014 Business Leader of the Year: Jim Richey
Jim Richey - Eastern Florida State College Accelerating the pace of change at an institution that is over 50 years old could be compared to turning an aircraft carrier. But surprisingly, with four engines which can work independently, a modern carrier is pretty nimble for its size, and so a college can be with the right skipper at the helm. To the casual observer Dr. James Richey’s impact has focused on transitioning and rebranding Brevard Community College into Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). But for Richey and the college’s leadership, it begins with structuring their organization to be as responsive and cognizant ...
The New Aerospace Sector By George White East Central Florida is still known as “The Space Coast,” but considering the history and recent industrial growth, led by development of the Melbourne International Airport, a moniker like “Aviation Alley” might be more appropriate. Just ask Melbourne International Airport’s public information officer Lori Booker, who has been busy over the first half of 2014 with press releases touting substantial progress and new developments. “Today, I feel like Melbourne is magnified on the map,” she said. And among the industries that are fueling that positive train of thought is Embraer, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers. ...
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By Eric Wright When I was a kid, there was an absurd TV comedy called Green Acres. Eddie Albert starred as Oliver Wendell […]
It’s hard to believe that 2015 is right in front of us. We were just getting the hang of 2014 and BOOM, it’s gone! Our time is now consumed with budget planning, strategizing, and executing plans to ensure that 2015 is a year to go down in the record books.
Contents from the December 2014 issue of SpaceCoast Business
The Harry Potter books and their blockbuster films have riveted multitudes around the world. But for the person with only a casual interest to the most devoted fan, the connection is moved to a whole different level when one is immersed in the story at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.
In a recent study conducted by the Conference Executive Board, the lack of global leadership candidates was identified as the top barrier to the expansion of international business.
Reaching a Current and Future Skilled-Labor Talent Pool With many lamenting the shrinking American middle class, it’s critical to address the realities […]
As you review the company benefits available to you, is a SERP (Simplified Executive Retirement Plan) on that list? When should you consider taking advantage of this savings option and how can it best serve you?
There is a growing awareness that entrepreneurialism can be “caught” and “taught.” The National Entrepreneur Center, under Jerry Ross’ leadership, has become internationally recognized for its work in bringing skills and support to those who have caught the entrepreneurial spirit.
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