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Laura Chiesman | FirstWave Financial

Profiles, Women in Business

When Laura Chiesman was named president of FirstWave Financial in January 2016, she had already spent 14 years helping the company grow and develop alongside founder Tom Kirk. She credits Kirk as a mentor and role model, citing his inspiring…

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Erica Lemp | weVENTURE

Profiles, Women in Business

After earning her degree in communications and public relations, Erica Lemp knew her love for working with people would be a major factor when deciding on a career path. Once settling on the Space Coast, she went to work with…

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Florida Tech Athletic Spotlight


Sam Daniel Sport:  Men’s Basketball Hometown:  Kingsland, GA Major:  Sports Management Sam Daniel was born in a small town in Georgia that boasted only one high school. He has two sisters and lives in a single-parent household with his mother….

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A Native Son

Construction Professionals, Profiles

Bruce Moia and MBV Some people live their whole lives in the same community where they were born and eventually feel they should have ventured out more. But not Bruce Moia, who grew up in Melbourne Beach, went to Gemini…

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Welsh Construction

Construction Professionals, Profiles

EXECUTIVES:  Ken Welsh, President / CEO Jennifer Welsh Parkerson, Vice President of Operations Founded:  2003 LOCATION:  Melbourne, FL Website: Welsh Construction, LLC of Melbourne was founded in 2003 by Ken Welsh, owner and president. Backed by Welsh’s decades of…

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John Newton

Construction Professionals, Profiles

John Newton Title:  President Company:  Newton Land Development, Newton Real Estate Group, LLC Founded:  2004 location:  Melbourne, FL Website: John Newton is the president of both Newton Land Development, Inc. and Newton Real Estate Group, LLC. Over the past…

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Construction Professionals, Profiles

CBRE EXECUTIVES:  Carla Casey, RPA, Senior Real Estate Manager Colette Wood, Sales Associate Martha Scholz, Sales Associate Founded:  2016 LOCATION:  Melbourne, FL Website: The Melbourne team has been servicing the Brevard County and South Florida markets for over 18…