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October 2011

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The Accidental Tourist

Business, Development

Lessons You Only Learn On Holiday by Eric Wright Psychologist Dr. Gary Smalley identified a common factor he observed in close, well-adjusted families, namely the ability to successfully work through problems and challenges.  He went on to state that a…

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Creating Retirement Wealth

Business, Management

Your Business’s Intellectual Property May Be Its Greatest Asset by Kelly Swartz Many small business owners facing retirement are also faced with the decision of whether or not to sell the business. While this decision presents different struggles for every…

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Investing in the Future

Business, Development, Talent Pipeline

Internships Help Develop Tomorrow’s Workforce by Lisa deCordova For businesses of all sizes these days, the search to cut costs is an ongoing process in the face of a challenging economic climate.  Over the past few years, one area where…

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Confusion, Confusion, Confusion

Business, Development

How to Develop an Effective Marketing Plan by Jeff Piersall Internet, TV, radio, billboards, magazines, newspapers, coupons, promotions, events, etc. – the list gets longer and the options more diversified when developing a marketing strategy. A clear marketing plan is…

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Business, Development, Tourism

How important is it to Brevard County? by Melissa Stains Last year, 2.5 million overnight and an additional 2.6 million daytime tourists visited the Space Coast, impacting the Brevard County economy to the tune of $2.8 billion.  The total number…

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Port Canaveral Soars to Record Year

Blog, Business

PORT CANAVERAL, FL— October 31, 2011 – For the first time in its history, more than 3 million multi-day cruise passengers sailed from Port Canaveral, contributing $40 million in cruise revenue during the fiscal year ending September 30, also a…

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Q and A with Gary McCann

Business, Leadership, Profiles

Name: Gary McCann Title: Executive Director, Runaway Country – Space Coast Music Fest Children: Sean, 24, a 6th year medical and student doctor at Florida Hospital; and Jenna, 27, a Certified Nurse Assistant. Years in Brevard: Seven years. I moved…

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Destination: Port Canaveral

Business, Development

It’s No Longer Just a Place to Depart With all the beauty and attractions of Central Florida at its gates, Port Canaveral uniquely is positioned to serve as a cruise destination port as well as an origination port. In 2009,…