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Up Close with Frank Abbate | Brevard County Manager

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Having served in the public sector for more than 34 years, Frank Abbate’s professional career has been a combination of managing city and county affairs by combining his background in both human resources and labor and employment law. Abbate had…

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Up Close | Mary Sue Zinsmeister

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For Rockledge Regional Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer, Mary Sue Zinsmeister, the opportunity to lead the nursing operations through this positive change is a role she embraces. In just 10 months, Rockledge Regional Medical Center has lowered emergency room wait…

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Up Close | Dave Cocchiarella

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During Dave Cocchiarella’s time with News 13 and now WESH, he has seen many weather conditions, ranging from severe hurricanes to our run-of-the-mill summer afternoon thunderstorms. However, the best weather days for the meteorologist are the sunny ones in the…

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Up Close | Kevin Carr of FloridaMakes

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By: Jack Roth FloridaMakes is the state of Florida affiliate of the nationwide National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP). This nonprofit, industry-led public-private partnership was created by manufacturers, for manufacturers, and is having a…

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Up Close | Mitch Varnes of Smooth Running

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By: Jack Roth Mitch Varnes, the principal of Smooth Running, is a Brevard County native, a sixth-generation Floridian and a University of Central Florida grad. The company produces many of the Space Coast’s biggest individual sporting events such as the…

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Up Close | Dan Davis of Axiom Bank

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Dan Davis, president and CEO of Axiom Bank, sees a strong synergy between his company and the I-4 Corridor. Both are dynamic, growing entities with unlimited potential, and he is tapping into the pulse of the region to create banking…

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Up Close | Jim Whittaker of Circles of Care, Inc.

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Healthcare Includes Mind & Emotions Circles of Care, Inc., among the Best in State Through a combination of smart business practices, active lobbying and innovative care practices, Circles of Care, Inc., has been serving the emotional and mental health needs…