Contents – May 2015
To read the full digital edition of the May issue of SpaceCoast Business magazine, click here. FEATURES Health First STEMing the Tide Debbie Goode Kristen Kohl Diane Koenig Mary Demetree Kelly Cohen Sandy Hostetter Angela Alban Jeanetta Lawrence Linda Landman Gonzalez FIT's weVENTURE SPECIAL SECTION Women in Business Profiles COMPANY & EXECUTIVE PROFILES Kindred Hospital CEO Nexus Cup Award Winner BEST PRACTICES Leadership A Mother's Day Salute | Jeff Piersall Healthcare Breaking Down Healthcare Costs | Jeanetta Lawrence Digital Marketing Five Features Your New Website Needs | Scott Brazdo Business Development Identifying Great Salespeople | Justin Bragan Economic Development The Business of Boating in Brevard | Lynda Weatherman DEPARTMENTS What’s GOIN’ On Publisher’s Note People In the News Plugged In One on One with Pamela Nabors Business Seen Giving Back Editor’s Note On the cover: Paula Just and Connie Bradley of Health First Photography by Jason Hook, Design by Marlene Viola
Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPA’s and Advisors It’s not uncommon for individuals to doubt whether or not they chose the right profession. When graduating college, most at the young age of 22, it can be difficult to forecast what your career track will be until retirement, and if you will continue to be passionate about it. This was the case for Debbie Goode, partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPA’s and Advisors, where she will become partner in charge this year. She first started working in public accounting with the national firm, Coopers and Lybrand, working 12 hours a day, six to ...
Health First STEMing the Tide
Women in Healthcare Counter Trend While some cry foul, others see it as a golden opportunity for women. The most outstanding exception to this rule is in the healthcare industry. Today, almost 49 percent of medical school graduates are women, a sharp contrast to the 5 percent in 1952. By 2010, women composed 34 percent of the physicians and surgeons in the United States, while accounting for 91 percent of registered nurses. It is not only on the medical delivery side of the equation – women also are moving into C-Suite positions, particularly here on the Space Coast. At Health First, one ...
Imperial Salon & Spa It all started with a part-time job at her mother’s salon. Kristen Kohl was at home with her two young boys when her mother, who was a salon owner and stylist, asked if she wanted to buy her salon, but Kohl declined. Knowing she was antsy to get back to work, her mother instead offered her a job at the front desk, which later flourished into much more. “I think it was all a ploy, because the moment I started working for her I realized how much potential this salon had and the work that needed to be done ...
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. It’s been a 30-year journey and a life of residing in seven different countries to bring Diane Koenig to where she is today – building homes, community and hope as executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. In Brevard County and across the nation, poverty housing continues to be a large and rising issue. However, Habitat for Humanity believes that through collaboration with community partners, “we can create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This year, the organization will be celebrating its 30th year in the county, and ...
CNLBank Sometimes we find our careers and sometimes our careers find us. But whichever way it happens, it is the passionate pursuit of that discovery that positions us for our future. What drew Sandy Hostetter to banking? “Well, to be honest, I just needed a job,” she said. “I had just graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in marketing and the economy was sluggish, so when Barnett Bank made me an offer to help them start a marketing department in Central Florida, I jumped at the opportunity. I thought it would be temporary until I found something else, but ...
SIMETRI, Inc. encontrar nuestra versión española en línea en: i4biz.com/alban How do you train someone to insert a catheter for I.V. fluids in someone’s shoulder (what people in the industry describe as “an intraosseous insertion at the humeral head”)? Ask for volunteers? There likely wouldn’t be any takers, which is why SIMETRI, Inc., another one of the small business success stories coming out of Orlando’s ever expanding Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T) sector, develops creative technologies to fill this type of medical/healthcare training gap. Angela M. Alban, president and CEO of SIMETRI, a company she started in 2009, graduated from Emory University with a ...
Linda Landman Gonzalez
Orlando Magic encontrar nuestra versión española en línea en: i4biz.com/gonzalez Sports have a way of conferring an identity and uniting a community like no other regional institution. It is a brand people emblazon on their cars and their person; it crosses cultures and every economic demographic. In addition, fan status is passed down from generation to generation, like a family heirloom. What is often unrecognized, however, is the place sports franchises and players have in affecting positive change in their community because of the platform sports present. For Linda Landman Gonzalez, vice president of philanthropy and multicultural insights and president of the Orlando Magic ...
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