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August 2014

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Dream Big Build Bigger


Parker Brothers Concepts “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on,” Sheryl Sandberg once said.  For Shanon Parker, that rocket launched when he posted on the Internet that he and his brother Marc…

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Full Sail University


Creating the Creative Class By Casey Tanous Celebrating 35 years as an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry, Full Sail University continues to expand its degree program offerings, while gaining recognition for providing…

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Florida Polytechnic University


STEM Focused Entrepreneurialism It is innovative in its purpose, its approach and its first landmark building, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Looking more like Starfleet Academy, Florida Polytechnic University’s new home, visible from I-4 in Lakeland, opened its doors to…

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Abram Walton, Ph.D.


TITLE: Associate Professor of Management UNDERGRADUATE: Northwest Nazarene University, Business and Computer Science GRADUATE: M.S. – Purdue University, Technology Leadership & Innovation, Ph.D. – Purdue University, Organizational Development and Engineering Management YEARS AT FIT: 2   As an associate professor of management in the…

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit


Without people sharing the entrepreneurial spirit, the entrepreneur is just a “lone wolf” who will eventually run off the cliff chasing the proverbial wild rabbit.

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Canaveral Fire Rescue


They are the courageous individuals who often go unnoticed, because they are just ordinary citizens. But ordinary becomes extraordinary when the alarm sounds and the call to leave their job or their family to rescue someone else’s home or business is given.

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The Silver Bullet of the Job Search


Mastering the Informational Interview Five thousand six hundred forty-seven was the number of applications I had submitted online, or at least that is how many it felt like. Fresh out of college and ready to start my career, I was…

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Business Seen – September 2014


Project Pelican Signing Ceremony Richard Ennis Retirement Reception Click here to check out our Facebook photo galleries of these and other exciting local business events.

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Accounts Receivable Financing


A Viable Alternative to Business Loans Tightened standards on commercial loans and lines of credit in recent years have made everyone a little wary, especially business owners. Customers are requesting extended payment terms on invoices or, in extreme cases, ignoring…

Q and A with Van Jackson
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Q & A with William (Bill) Taylor


NAME: William T. Taylor (Bill) TITLE/COMPANY: President/Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of the South CHILDREN: Ryan, 25 YEARS IN BREVARD: 47 Why did you build and create Community Bank of the South? I worked for Barnett Bank for many…