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Tammi Belt, Tammi Belt Interiors
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Tammi Belt, Tammi Belt Interiors

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After over twenty years working on the Space Shuttle program, Tammi Belt decided to follow her passion and pursue a career as an interior designer and owning her own business.  “My last day at Kennedy Space Center came in August…

Charley Richards of Absolutely Natural
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Charley Richards

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Keeping It ‘Absolutely Natural’ By Ashley Blanchard Charley Richards has never taken a business course. And yet, in 20 years he has taken a product line consisting of two sun care products and grown it to more than 200. He…

John Walden
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John Walden

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Visualizing Success by Kera Coyer Whether you call it karma, kismet or just plain luck, John Walden seems to have it in spades. The local entrepreneur has had several successful business ventures in Florida, but he is best known for…

Tom Wienckoski of The Ultimate Rose
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Tom Wienckoski of The Ultimate Rose

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Things Keep Coming Up Roses by Sue DeWerff Taking time to smell the roses is something entrepreneur Tom Wienckoski has always believed in. Since 2006, when he launched The Ultimate Rose, floral business, he has enjoyed not only smelling them,…

Mike Williams
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Mike Williams: Entrepreneur of the Year

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About Mike Williams HOMETOWN: Fort Lauderdale, FL BORN: August 17, 1953 FAMILY: Wife, Theresa; Children: Andrea (31), Michael, Jr. (30) and Matthew (26) EDUCATION: University of Florida, B.S. in Civil Engineering (1976) HONORS INCLUDE:  SpaceCoast Business ‘100 Most Admired Businesspeople’ (2012)…

Out of the Ordinary with Ericka Heinly
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Out of the Ordinary with Ericka Heinly

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Bartender, Event/Catering Coordinator, Manager, Pizza Gallery & Grill As a 16-year-old attending Eau Gallie High School, Ericka Heinly started working for Pizza Gallery & Grill as a carry-out server; at 17, she began serving.  When Pizza Gallery moved to The Avenue…

Q and A with Van Jackson
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Q and A with Van Jackson

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NAME: Van Jackson TITLE: CEO/president, Affordable Glass Protection MARRIED: Twenty years very happily married to my wife, Stacey CHILDREN: Son, Carson (17) and daughter, Lauren (15) YEARS IN BREVARD: I was born and raised in Brevard County so that would…

Ralph S. Perrone, Sr. Perrone Properties
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Ralph S. Perrone, Sr. Perrone Properties

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Ralph Perrone began his career as an entrepreneur at the young age of thirteen. He has now been a property manager for 27 years and owns and manages 260,000 square feet of buildings. It is something that came naturally to the rest…

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