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UpClose with Randy Fine

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Most know Representative Randy Fine as a passionate new member of Brevard’s legislative delegation in Tallahassee and an outspoken proponent of cleaning up the Indian River Lagoon. What most do not know, is he started his first successful business to...
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UpClose with Jessica Kane

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Jessica Kane The path to success is rarely a straight line and we are in a business market that is changing so quickly, industries some are working in today did not exist when their professional journey began. Therefore, flexibility and...
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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…