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July 2014

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Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday


School starts for most of Brevard on August 18. Starting tomorrow, August 1, Floridians will get a three-day tax break on clothing, supplies and computers. The tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 1 and ends Sunday, August…

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Tools for Success – July 2014


Each month we gather a few of our favorite things around the web that inspire, teach or challenge us. Stop by for new marketing tips, People You Should Know and news and happenings in the area. Take a look at…

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The One Color to Wear…


…If You Want to be Memorable at Networking Events By Wendy Lyn Phillips Colors alone communicate a message before you even have a chance to open your mouth. Just like your overall image, choosing the right colors to wear for…

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Change This World


EXECUTIVE: Marcus Mennenga, executive director FOUNDED: 2009 LOCATION: Orlando WEBSITE:   Change This World was founded in 2009 with the realization that food changes everything. The organization provides meals to children and families in developing countries as a tool to bring hope and…

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Jeff Garcia


TITLE: Director of Business Development COMPANY: Infinity Provisions, Inc. (an authorized distributor of Boar’s Head Brand) PHONE: (407) 914-5630 YEARS IN ORLANDO: 25 YEARS AT COMPANY: First year   Jeff Garcia has called Central Florida home since moving from San Bernardino, Calif. in 1989. A…

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Water At Risk


Leaders Thirsty for Answers to Impending Statewide Shortage By Eric Wright “The Quiet Industry” is how Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam refers to the state’s agribusiness. But as Florida moves past New York to become the third most populous state in…

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A. Duda & Sons, Inc.


An Agricultural Heritage By Susan Howard “People who drive by our office in Oviedo probably wonder why a sod company needs a two-story building,” David Duda, president and CEO of A. Duda & Sons, Inc., says with a chuckle. Located…

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Deseret Ranches of Florida


Central Florida’s Rural Neighbor By David Wright Central Florida is well-known as a global tourist destination, with 59 million visitors last year. It is also known for its Space Coast, boasting a cruise port that is projected to soon be the…

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Florida Citrus Growers


And Their Voice, Florida Citrus Mutual By Andrew Meadows The Florida citrus industry is at a challenging point in its history. A disease known as Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, is threatening a way of life that spans more than…