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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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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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Where Is It Made?


Keeping it Local, Keeping it Personal There are over 500 companies in Brevard County that manufacture something. Those “somethings” range from the decal that is affixed to the exterior of the International Space Station orbiting the Earth, to coffee-infused body…

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Fit for the Pros


Disney World and Cocoa Expo Draw the Amateur Athletes By Patrick Peterson A new kind of tourist has been rolling into town, and they wear special shoes. They still come in the family van, but it’s loaded with gloves, bats, soccer…

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The Golf Channel


Fulfilling Palmer’s Vision By Carl Kotala In a country full of ravenous sports fans, it was the first of its kind. In fact, it is so well respected in its community that the street where its headquarters are located now…

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Protecting Teams at the Top


Sports Just One Specialty of Insurance Office of America (IOA) While we watch our favorite teams on television or attend professional sporting events, we often don’t realize the business that’s exchanged or the risk that occurs behind the scenes. Who…

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Bass Pro Shop & Stick Marsh


Palm Bay’s New National Destination It was an inauspicious beginning, but small beginnings are what American entrepreneurialism is all about. John L. Morris, owner of the privately held Bass Pro Shops estimated to be worth $4 billion and employing over…

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The Power of Partnerships

Business, Development

Collaboration and Leadership Transforming Downtown through World-Class Cultural and Sporting Amenities “The innovative cities of the coming age will develop a creative union of technology, arts and civics.” —Sir Peter Hall It could be described as a “cast of thousands,” but…

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Medical Construction on the Rise

Business, Construction

Local Projects Bring Booming Economy By Patrick Peterson While everyone believes tourism is the biggest part of Central Florida’s economy, a new sector has claimed a big part of the future. Health care construction projects are widespread and are expected…