Contents – August 2015
Click here to read the full digital edition. Features Creating an Unforgettable Destination Merlin Keeps Working Its Magic The Niche Alternative Brevard Field of Dreams Open Skies Honoring Those Who Protect and Serve Profiles First Green Bank EOY Award CEO Nexus Award Superior Group Widerman Malek Allied Search Partners Best Practices Leadership The Unchanging & Nonnegotiable | Jeff Piersall Personal Finance Planning for Retirement Reality | Justin Connors Home Mortgages What is Your Buying Power? | Natasha Cartagena Spencer Healthcare Improving Diagnosis and Reducing Costs | Colleen Zittel, MD Financial Planning Securing Your Financial Future | Steven Soltesz Departments Publisher’s Note Business Technology One on One with David Siegel Up Close with Eric Garvey Business Bites Business Seen Editor’s Note
Up Close with Eric Garvey
Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director “Naturally different” may be the best way to describe how Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism works to position the area that boasts some 70 miles of coastline and has more waterfront property than any county in the U.S. Being bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the St. John’s River and split in the middle by the Indian River Lagoon, it is an unparalleled natural location. To Eric Garvey, the new director of the county’s tourism agency, the keyword in marketing the coast is “authentic.” That includes being ...
Orlando Economic Development Commission: Voices of the Region
Orlando Economic Development Commission: Voices of the Region Orlando's business leaders and members of the Orlando Economic Development Commission share their thoughts and hopes for the Central Florida region. This article appears in the July 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Business. Did you like what you read here? Subscribe to SpaceCoast Business
Relax and Unwind
By Kathryn B. Creedy Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is the answer for the Most Harried, and Cost-Conscious Traveler Most Space Coast travelers face the prospect of flying out of Orlando as if preparing for battle – not a very pleasant prospect. But flying via Melbourne International Airport (MLB) would do more than lower their blood pressure; research shows they would build the case for airlines to return nonstop flights to the Space Coast’s hometown airport – and at a significant cost savings to passengers. FDOT/FAA reports confirm that ticket prices out of MLB are within $10 of Orlando International Airport’s prices. The issue, ...
Port Partnership: GT USA & Port Canaveral
An Economic Game Changer On the Horizon GT USA’s new Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) opened for business at Port Canaveral in June with the maiden call of the CMA CGM Jamaica, the 264-meter cargo vessel with a capacity of 4,298 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) berthing at the port to be part of Florida shipping history before crossing the Atlantic. The unveiling of the only dedicated container terminal at the port, witnessed by more than 200 state, U.S. and international public officials and leaders of business and maritime, is the start of a new era – both for Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise ...
Seeing and Igniting a Regional Vision
Tom Sittema & Steve Mauldin of CNL The always quotable Warren Buffett once said, “I look for three things in a leader: integrity, competence and passion.” Then he added, “If you get the first one wrong, the other two will kill you.” According to Tom Sittema, CEO of CNL, a major private investment management firm focused on global real estate and alternative investment opportunities, these qualities are what drew him to Steve Mauldin whom he recruited to serve as president of CNL’s Financial Group. [caption id="attachment_13340" align="alignleft" width="250"] Tom Sittema & Steve Mauldin of CNL[/caption] Together, Tom Sittema and Steven Mauldin of CNL have ...
One on One with José Fajardo
Orlando, Inc. Executive Vice President A regional economy thrives in opportunistic times, and survives in challenging times, because of its connectedness. Those connections are what drive ideas to results. Orlando, Inc., also known as the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, one of the nation’s elite Five-Star Chambers, is one of the principle lines of business of the Central Florida Partnership. Its executive vice president, José Fajardo, is a tireless ambassador of the region, celebrating and advocating for regional entrepreneurship and helping to facilitate connections between businesses of all sizes and the leaders of the public, private and independent sectors. EW: You’re involved in ...
Central Florida Partnership: Voices of the Region
Leaders and members of the Central Florida Partnership share their thoughts and hopes for the Central Florida region. This article appears in the July 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Business. Did you like what you read here? Subscribe to SpaceCoast Business
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TeleTech, a leading global provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions that employs 500 in Melbourne, plans to expand its workforce at a site in Rockledge by up to 300 customer experience positions.
It was a Tuesday like any other in April, except that the digital world had crawled into figurative bomb shelters, bracing for Google’s latest algorithm rollout – Mobilegeddon.
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Our beaches beckon. Our access to space lures, and our cruises can take you to more places. The Space Coast has become one of the area’s most well rounded tourist destinations.
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With memories of the financial crisis still lingering, many people who are close to retirement or even already retired don’t have enough wealth to feel secure.
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