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June 2014

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Thinking Regionally

Development, Leadership, Talent Pipeline

How Visionary Realism is Uniting Central Florida By Eric Wright John W. Gardner, one of the sage voices of “The Greatest Generation,” said, “We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” Turning challenges…

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Preventing Disease, Promoting Health


Community Health Programs Soar Each community around the nation is unique in every way, with differing needs, goals, and cultures. When it comes to the health of an area, there are varying issues woven into the fabric of the community…

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Port Canaveral Cargo


Past, Present and Future Growth What do petroleum, citrus fruit and newsprint all have in common? Answer: Each flows through Port Canaveral on its way to and from major Florida markets. The Port handled 3,874,266 short tons of cargo transported…

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Morse Communications


EXECUTIVES: Mike and Annette Costello FOUNDED: February 14, 1994 LOCATION: Melbourne WEBSITE:   DESCRIPTION: Morse Communications was founded as a cable infrastructure company and has expanded into communications technologies including voice technologies, data networking, peripheral application and security. Starting in Melbourne, it has…

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Travis Mack


TITLE: President and CEO COMPANY: Saalex Solutions, Inc. YEARS AT COMPANY: 15   DESCRIPTION: Since 1999, Travis Mack has provided overall leadership and direction for Saalex, an engineering and information technology solutions company with a focus on range operations and maintenance, information technology,…

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CEO Nexus Award Winner: Amjad Shamim


AAJ Technologies Amjad Shamim, CEO and managing partner Founded in 1997   ABOUT THE COMPANY: Amjad Shamim is the CEO and managing partner of AAJ Technologies, a privately held IT solutions provider headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. In his role,…

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‘Next-Gen’ Orlando

Development, Talent Pipeline

Creating a Promising Future Orlando was built on innovation. Rightly named the “happiest place on Earth,” we’re also the home of “next-generation thinking.” Since the early days of Martin Marietta (now known as Lockheed Martin), Florida Technological University (now the…

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Defining Independence


How to Truly Serve the People It is said that he who controls history will control the future.  Why do we celebrate Independence Day? Because we do not like “Dependence Day.”  Independence is defined as freedom from the control, influence,…

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Mistakes in Testing


Separating Profits from Student Success This past March the Florida Department of Education selected American Institutes for Research (AIR) to replace Pearson Education as the testing vendor for Florida K-12 public education starting in school year 2014-2015. Unlike Pearson, AIR…