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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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Create, Convert, Report


Why Your Business Needs Marketing Automation Tools Why do businesses need marketing automation? And what does that even mean? Technology has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, and has significantly impacted the speed at which we digest media and…

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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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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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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…