Women in Business

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Laura Chiesman | FirstWave Financial

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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

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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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Women in Business: Colette Wood

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Colette Wood began her career in commercial real estate in 2006 shortly after moving with her family to Melbourne for her husband’s final Air Force assignment. A few of the reasons she loves commercial real estate is that there are…

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Women in Business 2017

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SPECIAL SECTION Meet Some of the Women Leading Brevard County Business Community Pamela Reed | Kindred Hospital Paula Just | Health First Lory Milton | Fidelity Bank of Florida Martha Scholz | Brenner Real Estate Group Carla F. Casey | Brenner…

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Women in Business: R. Lisa Smoak

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R. Lisa Smoak spent much of her childhood overseas, thanks to her father’s career in the Air Force. She credits that upbringing with instilling self-discipline and personal responsibility, virtues that she has carried long beyond her childhood. Following graduation from…

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Women in Business – Tessa Cleveland

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Tessa Cleveland is the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Gen X Motors in Merritt Island, a pre-owned car dealership specializing in luxury vehicles. The Merritt Island store, one of two locations, was established in the late 1990s….