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Strengthening Communities

Business, Leadership

Grant to Help Build Capacity for Local CBO’s Thomas Jefferson has been quoted as using these words to define leadership and community: educate, inform and engage.  While we were not intentionally using the Jefferson model in 2006, our Board of…

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2010 U.S. Census is Worth Money…

Business, Development

…and Lots of It for Brevard! The 2010 Census is coming!  Why should you fill it out?  Because it is additional revenue for our community – the federal government distributes billions of tax dollars based on census numbers. During the…

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We Aren’t ‘Non’ Anything

Business, Leadership

This is the first in a series of articles from LEAD Brevard on ‘capacity building’ as it relates to the nonprofit community sector. Recently, at a BoardSource ( conference in Orlando, we heard the following that may cause all of…

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Building on Our Momentum into 2010

Business, Development

EDC Strategic Plan Gathering Local, State Support Momentum is the product of mass and velocity.  This definition translates well to economic development in Brevard.  The mass is the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, made up of over 200…

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Women in Business

Business, Leadership

Two of every five businesses are owned by women. Yes, that’s right; in 2006 women were majority owners of 40 percent of all businesses in this country. And between 1997 and 2006 their businesses grew at nearly twice the rate…

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Dr. Brenda Fettrow

Business, Profiles

by Debbie Shannon Business Experience Translates Well to Running a City When Dr. Brenda Fettrow was 20 she did something few of us can only dream of.  “I was an athlete and very fortunate to try out for the Olympics…

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The Endurance to Succeed

Business, Management

Success is sometimes like a light bulb: when asked about the first requirement for success, Thomas Edison replied, “the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.” The question for you is just like…

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SCB Business After Hours


The Washington Nationals, Brevard County Manatees and Spacecoast Business magazine hosted the networking event at Space Coast Stadium on the field, under the lights. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157623329285498″]

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Tough All Over

Business, Money

by Dave Berman Government Leaders Stepping Up to Manage through Tighter County Budgets Much like their private-sector counterparts, managers within Brevard County government and the Brevard school system are adapting to the current economic realities.  With their budget-making processes for…