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King Center: Back in Black

Business, Leadership

Revised Booking Strategy Gets Center Profitable Again The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 1988 thanks to the visionary leadership of Dr. Max King, the former president of Brevard Community College. The funding for this…

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No Time to Strike Out!

Business, Development

Keeping the Nationals at Space Coast Stadium It was way back in 1948 when the Brooklyn Dodgers started holding Spring Training in Vero Beach. In 1953, Holman Stadium was built and the training complex was dubbed “Dodgertown.” Even when the…

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Destination: Port Canaveral

Business, Development

It’s No Longer Just a Place to Depart With all the beauty and attractions of Central Florida at its gates, Port Canaveral uniquely is positioned to serve as a cruise destination port as well as an origination port. In 2009,…

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Barn Light Electric Company

Business, Management

Turning a Passion into a Sensation There is something in most of us that likes a connection with the past or even a piece of it.  Otherwise PBS’s “Antique Road Show” wouldn’t be the most popular program on Public Television. …

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Dr. Jasin Youmans, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Business, Management

Educating Patients for Positive Outcomes Honesty, caring and comfort are the three cornerstones of Jasin Youmans, DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, a comprehensive general dentistry practice in Melbourne.  “We’re off to a great start,” says Dr. Youmans since opening his…

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Unlocking the Keys to Growth

Business, Development

Finding Help and Opportunities Should you stay or should you grow?  As a business owner, making the decision to expand your company can be a nerve-racking process.  Though the decision to do so might be tough, the rewards and benefits…

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Mike Means Entrepreneur of the Year

Business, Leadership

For some entrepreneurs the concept of “all in” means leveraging all your personal assets – e.g. your home and retirement savings – to finance your dream business.  Unfortunately, too many would-be entrepreneurs have seen their fortunes, and their futures, flushed…

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The New Post-Shuttle Entrepreneurs

Business, Profiles

For Them, the Sky Is the Limit For many, the economic Hiroshima fell (or should we say was launched?) on July 8, 2011 when the last Space Shuttle soared into the sky from Kennedy Space Center.  Predictions are that some…

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Breathing Life into Local Economy

Business, Development

Airon Corporation named a ‘Company to Watch’ Eric Gjerde, president & CEO of Airon Corporation, credits his father, work experience with multinational companies and local resources for his success as an entrepreneur. Privately-owned and headquartered in Melbourne since 1997, Arion…