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Mike Shah: Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneurship, Profiles

Living the American Dream By Josh Field The headquarters of Southeast Petro Distributors sits atop one of the highest geographical sites in Brevard County – appropriately named, “High Point Drive,” in Cocoa – as if the elevation provides a vantage…

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Josh Green


For the last five and a half years, Josh Green has been in the moving business, helping residents and businesses manage one of the most exciting and unnerving life experiences: moving to a new home or workspace. But in June…

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Edward J. Hecker


As a lifelong resident of Brevard County, Edward J. Hecker feels a deep responsibility to its people and his community, believing that it’s a great place to live, raise a family, and retire. For 30 years, he has been in…

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Software Developer Turned Serial Entrepreneur


Jonathan Taylor Eyes New Technologies for Investment Software developer Jonathan Taylor believes Central Florida’s shortage of angel investors might be ending. When Taylor sold his highly successful software company, Voxeo, in July, he ended up with $150 million that he…

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Appliance Direct’s Sam Pak

Business, Profiles

An American Entrepreneur by Eric Wright   His TV commercials may cause you to fumble for your remote, but his image is indelibly connected, in the minds of Central Florida consumers, to quality appliances at the lowest possible prices… and…

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Looking to Start Your Own Enterprise?

Blog, Business

‘Biz Launch’ Readies Would-Be Entrepreneurs by Lisa Rice   As the economic driver of the 21st century, entrepreneurs and small businesses are keys to the workforce development system.  In response to our changing local economic climate, the U.S. Department of…

Route 1 Motorsports Unlimited
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Out of the Ordinary

Business, Profiles

Kellie Wright & Willy Carmine Route 1 Motorsports Unlimited Inc. The two business partners met seven years ago when both were independently exploring the idea of starting a company.  With a shared enthusiasm for Powersports, the two opened Route 1…

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Business Seen – November 2012


Entrepreneur of the Year Women’s Business Expo   Click here to check out our Facebook photo galleries of these and other exciting local business events.

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Out of the Ordinary: Mary Daugherty

Business, Profiles

OUT OF THE ORDINARY Mary Daugherty   Owner, Mary’s Downtown Salsa   Over 20 years ago, Mary Daugherty, a lover of Mexican food, concocted a salsa recipe in an effort to please her own taste buds.  In sharing it with others,…