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Spotlight On: Charlie Wilson, President, CT Wilson Construction Company

2 min read September 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Charlie Wilson, CEO of CT Wilson Construction, talked about how the relationship and cooperation...
KathyHumphrey
Developing workforce-ready students for today’s economy
President of Carlow University Kathy Humphrey has been in higher education for more than 35 years. With Invest:Insights, Humphrey discusses how Carlow University is adapting...
Brian Slipka
Leading with creativity in a frothy market
With public markets considered to be overvalued by many, the private markets are attracting a great deal of attention and...
Randal Pinkett
Overcoming initial hurdles in fostering diversity
There are many creative avenues available to organizations to foster diversity and create a more equitable society. With Invest:Insights, Co-Founder,...
Diana Irey Vaughan
Ensuring new generations are set for success in tomorrow’s economy
An ever-evolving economy requires an ever-evolving strategy to keep up with market needs. With Invest:Insights, Commissioner of Washington County Diana...
Nick Neupauer
Developing market-driven programs in an ever-evolving job market
Keeping abreast of market needs is becoming more and more complex for institutions of higher education as the economy becomes...
Nick Neupauer
Developing market-driven programs in an ever-evolving job market
Keeping abreast of market needs is becoming more and more complex for institutions of higher education as the economy becomes...
Gerard Velazquez
How creativity and innovation is helping this county grow
With Invest:Insights, President and CEO of the Cumberland County Improvement Authority Gerard Velazquez discussed the prioritization of innovation in the...
Jamie Woell
Time to get creative: Financial management is evolving
New technologies are driving significant innovation and creative rethinking of business models. With Invest:Insights, Office Managing Partner in Minneapolis for...
Walter Fisher
Creatively handling deals in today’s market
With increased interest and investment pouring into multistate and multitenant transactions, the need to be more creative has never been...
Manuel Vidal
Creatively adapting to individual client needs
Manuel Vidal founded Premium Finance Group to address the gap high-net-worth individuals were experiencing in large insurance policy funding. In...
Charlie Muracco
Remaining fiscally sound in a blockchain era
Being fiscally responsible in today’s landscape is a struggle with new technologies and a variety of economic challenges demanding attention....
Scott Dunn
Catering to a 21st century economy and facilitating economic growth
Meeting the needs of a constantly evolving 21st century economy is top of mind for public leadership. With Invest:Insights, Commissioner...
Dr. Howard Schwartz
An innovative approach to addressing mental health
The last two years have presented some difficult challenges toward mental health, resulting in an increased demand for psychiatrists. Dr....
Sean Taylor
Reimagining the accounting industry
Sean Taylor, managing partner of Smith & Howard, sat down with Invest:Insights to discuss how having a young culture within...
Tony Rocco
Pushing the needle forward in banking
Keeping up with competition is no easy feat in today’s banking landscape. With Invest:Insights, President of the Western Pennsylvania (WPA)...
Sean Kertes
Finding creative ways to boost economic growth and improve quality of life
Economic growth is top of mind for Commissioner Chair of Westmoreland County Sean Kertes. With Invest:Insights, Kertes discussed innovative ways...
William Behre
Planting a more sustainable, affordable future
Slippery Rock University is making the most of today’s landscape of intense innovation and creativity. With Invest:Insights, President William Behre...
Paul Swartz
Reimagining spaces
The pandemic ignited discussions about the purpose of spaces and how they should be designed. With Invest:Insights, CEO of USA...
Adam Elliott
Prioritizing stronger cybersecurity
For all businesses, cybersecurity is an issue in which creativity is essential. In a conversation with Invest:Insights, Adam Elliott, founder...
Irene Vogelsong
Designing with the community in mind
Connecting with the community and designing spaces that are aligned with the goals of clients is something that Irene Vogelsong,...
Craig Armstrong
The need for creative thinking
Craig Armstrong, the managing partner of the Miami Office for Hancock Askew & Co. LLP, understands the need for creative...
David Hammond
David Hammond CEO CSI International
As a family-run business that started with 12 employees and now has over 1,700, CSI International understands how to creatively...
Father Paul Taylor
Redefining success for higher ed and students
Adaptability is key to the future success of both higher education institutions and their students. With Invest:Insights, President of Saint...
Jon Pryor
Harnessing innovation in healthcare
Healthcare is being redefined by innovations and a shift from volume to value. With Invest:Insights, President of the East Market...
Morley Greene
Creative and sustainable alternatives for investment
Morley Greene, chairman and CEO of Trez Capital, sat down with Invest:Insights and discussed how well he feels Palm Beach’s...
Gary Dahms
Today’s engineering landscape
Recent times have posed both great opportunities and challenges for the engineering sector. With Invest:Insights, President and CEO of T&M...
Keith Poettker
Keeping company culture fresh and innovative
Despite an increasingly challenging labor market, last year Poettker Construction Company grew its employee base by 18% with new hires...
David Dweck
Helping to navigate a red-hot real estate market
Real estate in South Florida continues to break records and become increasingly competitive. David Dweck, BROWARD-MIAMI president of the Miami...
Gerald Stryker
Working with, for and alongside residents
In speaking with Invest:Insights, Gerald Stryker, president and CEO of John Knox Village, highlighted how working with, for and alongside...
Bartow Morgan
Bringing creativity and innovation to banking
The past few years have arguably been some of the most transformative in the history of the banking sector. With...
Jacqueline Edmondson
Matching curriculum to market needs
As talent needs evolve universities must evolve their offerings accordingly, and keeping pace requires a high degree of creativity. With...
Marilyn Wells
Challenges fueling innovation in higher ed
Higher ed is faced with demographic shifts and public worries of inadequate returns on student investments. With Invest:Insights, Chancellor of...
Ralph Maurer
Preparing for the economy of tomorrow
Preparing students for future success in the dynamic economy of 2022 is a challenge that all institutions of education are...
The importance of creativity
Having been in the industry for over 35 years, Eric Quinn, CEO of KMI International, has led multiple organizations through...
John Kennedy
Forging New Jersey’s manufacturing future
New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) works to improve the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. With Invest:Insights, CEO...
Stephen Zito
A new era for the Alamodome
As labor challenges and shortages abound, the staffing of events has become slightly more complicated. Stephen Zito, general manager of...
Mark Burnette
Traversing today’s information security landscape
Today's economy is ripe with innovation, presenting a plethora of challenges and opportunities to businesses. With Invest:Insights, Shareholder-in-Charge of LBMC’s...
Patrick Seeb
Creativity key to success in $5.6 billion economic development initiative
Destination Medical Center (DMC) is a 20-year economic development initiative. The $5 billion-plus plan is the largest in Minnesota’s history....
Jeffrey Engle
The need for strong cybersecurity continues to grow
Cybersecurity has quickly become a top priority for companies, and promoting awareness within working teams about potential threats is essential....
Brannen Edge
Meeting demand while navigating transformation
Transformation has been synonymous with the healthcare industry over the last two years, much of which has been to improve...
Chris Greene
Success through the lens of creativity
Professional services firms have been forced to adapt to a rapidly evolving, competitive economic landscape. With Invest:Insights, Managing Partner in...
Diane Cortes
Innovative approaches to fostering a diverse business ecosystem
Fostering a dynamic, diverse business community is key to the current and future success of Tampa Bay's economy. With Invest:Insights,...
Joseph Losch
Navigating an evolving banking landscape
From the rise of cryptocurrencies to the slow emergence from a historic low interest rate environment, the banking industry is...
Mary Ann Boccolini
Leading the advancement of life-enhancing care
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice touches the lives of more than 12,000 patients each year. With Invest:Insights, President and CEO Mary...
Bradley Creed
Intertwining creativity with higher education
Institutions of higher education have been forced to incorporate a high degree of innovation and creativity into their offerings to...
Steven Knapp
Reaching new audiences and expanding reach
For the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the pandemic provided an opportunity to fast-track innovations. With Invest:Insights, President and CEO Steven...
Merodie Hancock
Addressing the educational needs and desires of the working population
Thomas Edison State University was specifically founded for adult education and is considered a leader in online learning. With Invest:Insights,...
Deborah Visconi
Adjusting to a shifting healthcare landscape
Healthcare is undergoing radical shifts, and leaders in the industry are doing their best to steer in the right direction....
Bradley Jackson
Strengthening Tennessee’s economy
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry is getting creative in bolstering the state's economy. With Invest:Insights, President and CEO...
B Kyke
Paving the way for equitable growth and strengthening economic competitiveness
Chambers of commerce were presented with significant challenges over the past couple of years and were forced to evolve to...
Ray Padron
The next generation of wealth management
With the rise of cryptocurrencies, fintech and the like, the practice of wealth management is seeing a shift. In an...
Michael Cabanas
Remaining successful in a changing economy
With decades of experience in the financial industry, Michael Cabanas, regional managing director of Fiduciary Trust Company International, understands that...
Jim Contardi
Maintaining a balance
The current labor force is one that places a heavy emphasis on maintaining a healthy work-life balance. In running an...
Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin
Fostering a more diverse business community
Promoting a business environment where diversity takes precedent and continues to thrive is a challenge that the Broward County Black...
Dee O'Dell
Meeting modern banking needs and expectations
U.S. Bank is one of the largest banking institutions in the United States. With Invest: Insights, Executive Vice President of...
Kevin Plummer
The current state of secondary education
Attracting new talent to the sector, keeping up with innovation and strengthening the well-being of minors are top priorities for...
Pittsburgh roundtable
Nonprofits are innovating and striving for greater impact
Given the past couple years of accelerated innovation and highlighted community needs, nonprofits in Pittsburgh are exploring new avenues to...
John Harmon
Fostering a business community where diversity thrives
It wasn't until 2007 that New Jersey had a dedicated state chamber for the African American business community. With Invest:Insights,...
Brian Ralph
Student success continues to inform change within higher education
Creative thinking is more integral to higher education than it has been ever before. Brian Ralph, president of William Peace...
Usha Menon
Keeping curriculum up to date with an accelerating healthcare industry
https://youtu.be/kuEOjDNr5qk   Healthcare is being pulled from all angles as it balances a rapidly evolving industry with a tight talent...
Rich Fitzgerald
Supporting county growth and tackling challenges
https://youtu.be/zi20GO51XKA With an abundance of capital in the financial system, local governments are identifying the best ways to allocate that...
Lamont Repollet
Fostering creativity in higher education to address long-standing issues
https://youtu.be/FWwfgp3Xppc   Higher education, a sector traditionally slow to innovate, has been forced onto a path of rapid evolution. With...
Jim Allen
The essential role of creativity
https://youtu.be/QTa-0m_UDWs While the residential market remains red hot, concerns over inflation and other market factors have real estate deals being...
Johnny Moore
What’s next for banking?
While the banking industry is undergoing an unprecedented evolution from a technology standpoint, much remains to be done when it...
Peter Frosch
Creatively tackling regional issues
The Greater MSP region is a shining example of the importance of creativity and collaboration within a business community and...
tyler Hodges
Educating the leaders of tomorrow
Developing both technical skills and interpersonal skills in students has become a growing challenges for educational institutions, and finding a...
Mike Mittelman
Reinventing curriculum to match the pace of change
With healthcare knowledge doubling every 30 days, higher education institutions focused on health sciences are adapting curriculum accordingly. With Invest:Insights,...
Timothy Devlin
Adjusting to the current business climate
With his focus on growing closely held businesses and assisting companies through their business life cycle, Timothy Devlin, co-managing partner...
Jim Gilvin
Finding solutions to the city’s most pressing issues
Public officials are consistently working to find innovative solutions to complex issues. Invest:Insights sat down with Jim Gilvin, mayor of...
Rick Pullum
Keeping strategy creative and adaptable
There is no ‘one size fits all’ strategy for organizations when handling the ever-changing landscape of banking. In his conversation...
Lauren Moore
Getting creative with economic diversification
Atlantic County’s economy has historically been reliant upon travel, tourism and leisure, and thus the pandemic presented great challenges for...
Miami Roundtable
Opportunity abounds for US-Mexico business relations
Miami has long been considered the gateway to Latin America, especially from a business perspective. Invest:Insights spoke with a roundtable...
Scott Bullard
Keeping education equitable and adaptable
Servant leadership has been a key component of fostering creativity and collaboration between faculty, staff and students at Pfeiffer University....
Jackie Bliss
District energy and its importance to a greener future
https://youtu.be/Zr0eX_75x14   Improving the country's C- infrastructure grade and creating a greener energy grid are top priorities nationwide.With Invest:Insights, Chief...
Heath Campbell
Tomorrow’s financial landscape
The financial industry is undergoing one of its greatest evolutions in history. Heath Campbell, president of the Charlotte Metrolina Region...
Ross Mynatt
Reinventing the community banking model
While adaptation and innovation are not new ideas for community banks, Craft Bank has taken on the challenge of reinventing...
Richard Ashworth
A creative approach to healthcare
https://youtu.be/siliMpXU-dA   Health improvement, fitness and social engagement solutions have taken the spotlight in a transforming healthcare landscape. With Invest:Insights,...
Tim Welsh
A new era of banking
https://youtu.be/JsJKDHMsZpY   The pandemic brought with it business and social disruptors to a degree not witnessed since WWII. With Invest:Insights,...
Laura Gonzales - Franklin Street
Finding innovative ways to capitalize on opportunity
https://youtu.be/cFA-zUlCNks   Creativity is essential in an ever-changing economic landscape, and as a successful leader in business Laura Gonzales, regional...
Eric Ushkowitz
An active hub of economic development and investment
https://youtu.be/pgnhZrQHHhc   Orange County has long been touted as one of the premier destinations for hospitality and tourism but without...
Laura Gonzales
Finding innovative ways to capitalize on opportunity
Creativity is essential in an ever-changing economic landscape, and as a successful leader in business Laura Gonzales, regional managing director...
Brian Sweeny
Adapting to evolving healthcare dynamics
https://youtu.be/TN29edZoeCQ   The past few years have permanently transformed the dynamics of the healthcare industry in a variety of ways....
Michael Lessing
Adapting and thriving in an industry in constant flux
https://youtu.be/8AZZ-RRSpsk   Fluidity and flexibility are essential elements of any successful business in the hospitality industry. Michael Lessing, president and...
John Couris - Tampa General Hospital
Meeting today’s healthcare needs
https://youtu.be/gTZC9r68SoE   At a time when healthcare was already being pushed to its highest standards in history, the pandemic further...
matt smith
Pittsburgh tackling supply chain woes
https://youtu.be/aVgPR2rUO74   The supply chain has been top of mind for business leaders worldwide throughout the past few years. With...
Vlad Rozanovich
Sustaining long-term growth through creativity and innovation
https://youtu.be/u3SrM6yD0j0   Creativity and innovation are essential elements of sustained, long-term growth in any organization. Vlad Rozanovich, president and senior...
Calixto Mateos Hanel
Environmental stewardship and its importance within banking
https://youtu.be/K88ELqwUatc   Since its founding, North American Development Bank has stood as a model for what it means to be...
Pam Hemminger
Problem solving through creative solutions
https://youtu.be/nGOXfT6_MEk   As a local leader, finding creative solutions to resolve lingering challenges is par for the course. Pam Hemminger,...
Bob Harvie
Creatively approaching county issues
https://youtu.be/k_YopxmdwyU   The past few years have been turbulent both from an economic and political perspective. With Invest:Insights, Commissioner of...
laura beebe
On the frontlines of innovation within the aviation industry
https://youtu.be/WZnBBIsm8fM   South Florida is at the forefront when it comes to air transportation, which is evident at Palm Beach...
harry allen
Empowering Nashville’s creators through banking
https://youtu.be/nSjtQwPYA_g   With a bustling music and entertainment scene and a plethora of creative, high-caliber companies, Nashville is a hotspot...
Jonathan Weinhagen
Rejuvenating Minneapolis’ economy
https://youtu.be/NzYQ-K21hrw   Returning to pre-pandemic economic strength in a post-pandemic landscape is top of mind for leaders across the nation....
Hunter Conrad
Maintaing a small-town feel while embracing the economy of tomorrow
https://youtu.be/L8qrTR_89vw   Collaboration and partnership between a local government and the private sector is one of the pillars of successful,...
Kerri Smith
Creatively approaching industry-wide problems in construction
https://youtu.be/gztVgXyK22c   A turbulent global supply chain has been at the forefront of discussion in the construction industry. With Invest:Insights,...
Chris Clark
Remaining an active partner of the community
https://youtu.be/6_WjPnpBIOg   Being a community partner is a key component of success for chambers of commerce and the leaders who...
Peter Cranis
Florida’s Space Coast: More than just rocket launches
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2scKdVK_bY   Florida's Space Coast has some of the more unique tourist attractions that can be found throughout the state....
Liliam Lopez
Addressing Members’ Needs Through Innovation and Creativity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4GUbFHxlwQ   As one of the largest and most influential chambers of commerce in Florida, creativity and innovation have been...
Janet Labar
Encouraging growth while maintaining a high quality of life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLhRyWgsqJ0   Opportunity abounds when a region experiences fast growth. Janet LaBar, president and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Business...
Dennis Pullin
Pushing towards a more affordable healthcare industry
https://youtu.be/jy_7emSmCqg   The need for change in the healthcare system is widely publicized and is a top priority throughout the...
Universal Engineering Sciences looks to capitalize on its growth in 2022
There are a variety of elements that play a role in helping an organization sustain growth. For Universal Engineering Sciences,...
Capitalizing on the new legal landscape
The legal sector's reshaped approach to personal interactions has been defined by the ability of firms to become more flexible...
Palm Beach Gardens is committed to sustainable growth
For a city like Palm Beach Gardens, protecting their natural assets and wildlife is of the utmost importance. Vice Mayor...
Bank Leumi is committed to being targeted in its approach
While there was no exact blueprint to handle the challenges stemming from pandemic, there were many different solutions. For Jeff...
Stuart Goldstein
Diversity is a necessity for business growth
In order to grow a business, diversity is a necessity. Stuart Goldstein, managing partner of the Charlotte office for Cadwalader,...
Todd Williams
Diversification remains essential for the banking industry
While most of the banking industry continues to embrace the digitalization of operations, the in-person experience remains an essential function...
Dionna Hall
Strong residential real estate market bodes well for South Florida
Despite the challenges of the last 19 months, real estate has continued to remain an essential element of any stable...
David Howard,
Investor appetite is healthy and eyeing the Atlanta market
Atlanta’s vibrancy is rippling across the entire Southeast, bolstered by the growth of e-commerce and its inherent need for new...
Elizabeth Carr-Hurst
Understanding the current focus and future plans for the City of Fairburn
Located in Fulton County, the City of Fairburn is a key municipality within the Atlanta metro area. Infrastructure investments are...
Joe Woolley
This Chamber is hard at work ensuring equity, inclusion and diversity in Nashville
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce advances common business interests, economic growth, and inclusion in the workplace and society. In...
Fred Pinto
High quality of life a major benefit in the current landscape
Nestled in the western part of Palm Beach County, the village of Royal Palm Beach has seen a boom during...
Steve McClure
The Triangle market continues to draw significant investment interest
The Triangle market continues to be a powerhouse destination for business and population growth along the Southeast. Investment appetite remains...
Carole Post
Mapping Tampa’s post-pandemic growth
From hosting large-scale events such as the Super Bowl to seeing key economic development wins throughout the pandemic, the city...
David Armstrong
Committed to shaping tomorrow’s leaders
Higher education institutions were called upon to rise above the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based in Miami-Dade, St....
Tracy Dodson
Guiding the future of the Queen City
A keen focus on equitable growth, ensuring upward mobility, and implementing the 2040 plan is baked into Charlotte’s economic development...
Ginger Martin
Quickness and agility has been key for American National Bank
Throughout the pandemic, the banking sector worked hand in hand with commercial and personal banking clients, guiding them through the...
Tasha Dickinson
Estate planning in the COVID-era
The pandemic allowed people to revisit and restructure estate planning strategies. With time on their hands, people reconsidered where they...
Scott Hislop
Dealmakers are essential for buying and selling businesses in the COVID era
Business advisory has been as dynamic as ever as companies continue to navigate through the ongoing pandemic-led disruption. The labor...
Post-COVID office dynamics and leadership training key for law firms moving forward
https://youtu.be/Wf5HQavId3c Leslie Packer, managing partner at Ellis & Winters, does not see the legal profession going back to what it...
Jeff Bartel
Understanding the current state of the commercial real estate market
Hamptons Group is an alternative investment and advisory firm headquartered in Miami with offices in New York. In an interview...
Bob Harvie
Tackling the tough challenges of pandemic while still making strides to improve the county
Handling the challenges of the pandemic has been tough for the most established of leaderships, so the relatively new administration...
Gerardo Guerrero
Relationship between Minnesota and Mexico stronger than ever
The Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul provides a range of services for individuals and businesses. In an interview with...
albert fox
Fox, Penberthy & Dehn is focused on relationships in the midst of market disruption
https://youtu.be/o8esz6XyoZ4     The initial impact of the pandemic, while disruptive, ushered in about a decade’s worth of progress for...
janer miller
Nashville: A desirable hub for investment
https://youtu.be/qx19yXTNlnI   Don't bet against Nashville. That was Janet Miller's, CEO and market leader for Colliers International Nashville, message during...
Jeff Bartel
Understanding the current state of the commercial real estate market
https://youtu.be/la5KSXdTDAo   Hamptons Group is an alternative investment and advisory firm headquartered in Miami with offices in New York. In...
mark jaronski
Safety measures continue to be crucial for Georgia’s tourism industry
https://youtu.be/GowlPdTaez8   While the lasting effects of the pandemic continue to be felt, Georgia’s tourism sector is on its way...
What does the future hold for the City of Chamblee?
https://youtu.be/8qv62hTcRTQ   The City of Chamblee, to the north of the Atlanta metro area, continues to evolve and grow. Walkability...
brian sudduth
South Florida’s industrial sector continues to fire on all cylinders
https://youtu.be/OjzUedjaIsI   Miller Construction Company is looking at a lot of development opportunities for last-mile distribution projects in the Fort...
Reshaping the landscape for the legal sector
https://youtu.be/HVFUyXj9qvg   Raleigh-Durham’s highly diversified economic activity provides an ideal landscape for specialized legal services. In an interview with Invest:Insights,...
Alerus Sara Ausman
The importance of long-range financial planning
https://youtu.be/gnKi_KrE_gA   Effective long-range planning entails positioning oneself to be able to take advantage of unexpected opportunities or transcend challenges...
Andrew Saporito
South Jersey Port sets its vision on 2030
https://youtu.be/3RfIP-ktj1M Supply chain disruptions are not new. However, border closures and COVID-led disruptions have added a layer of ongoing uncertainty...
Raphael Clemente
West Palm Beach DDA is hard at work improving the local community
https://youtu.be/j01j12I8-3Q   The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is charged with promoting and enhancing a vibrant Downtown West...
julia bonner
Pandemic underscores prioritizing relationship building in a changing landscape
https://youtu.be/xQhYdoniG4k   Relationship building has never been more important than in today’s digitized world. “Times of change create the greatest...
Eddie-Seymour
Addressing transportation and infrastructure is key in guiding South Florida’s growth
https://youtu.be/Co3hNrTYDww   South Florida’s construction sector is on the cusp of a major transformation. Fueled by demand and technological innovation,...
Dennis Edwards
Visit Raleigh keen on attracting more events and travelers to the Triangle market
https://youtu.be/ZCmHTR652go   Raleigh’s travel and tourism industry is slowly but surely recuperating, with positive indicators of a rebound being seen...
Supply chain issues, sustainability top of mind for architects
https://youtu.be/89CHy5e1s7s   The Triangle market boasts education heavyweights and a competitive edge in the high-tech, pharma and biotech industries, making...
Michael Pallozzi
Guiding clients through a changing financial landscape
https://youtu.be/AKvIIeJ8Dx0   The pandemic changed how business owners fine-tune their financial game. In an interview with Invest:Insights, Michael Pallozzi, president...
Moez Limayem
Relevant offerings help students win during the pandemic
For the USF Muma College of Business, a relevant, quality, up-to-date, and visionary approach has fueled their success during the...
Jim Anthony
Adapting strategy to accommodate the current climate
In a landscape with an unprecedented amount of capital and saturated markets, it is essential that a firm is adapting...
Keith Costello
Remaining competitive in a crowded space
As a community bank with a robust digital presence, Locality Bank has a few creative advantages in addressing customers’ specific...
Peter Warhurs
Staying nimble and strategic location are keys for any successful business
Keen on providing affordable and convenient moving and storage solutions, staying nimble has been key for Red Rover, CEO and...
Michael Meidel
COVID could not pin Pinellas County
Within the Tampa Bay market, Pinellas county is positioned to attract businesses and residents to the area despite the COVID-19...
J.P DuBuque
Rising tide lifts all boats in St. Pete
Spearheaded by the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, St. Pete economy stayed resilient through COVID-19 thanks to the...
Marilyn Wells
PennState caters to holistic success of students
For PennState Brandywine, expanding degree programs was critical prior to the pandemic and is even more important now. It was...
Anddrikk Frazier
Guiding the future of energy
The transition away from fossil fuels is happening. While this transition is slated to create jobs, industry leaders are tasked...
Richard Lavina
CPAs roll with pandemic punches
It has been a busy cycle for tax professionals. For Taxfyle, the pandemic led to an uptick of business. This...
Giselle Cheminand
Career development goes virtual
Executive coaching, training and corporate development programs are best suited as in-person endeavors. For GCI Worldwide Corporation, an executive and...
Larry Thompson
Adjusting art and design learning to a remote environment
Real world experience is key for all students, not just for those that can get internships. For Ringling College of...
Larry Thompson
Adjusting art and design learning to a remote environment
Real world experience is key for all students, not just for those that can get internships. For Ringling College of...
Clarence Armbrister
Matching academic knowledge with real world experience
Adapting academic curriculums to the job sites of tomorrow is increasingly important in such a rapidly evolving landscape. For Johnson...
Ronald Christaldi
Tampa’s legal professionals assist the business community
At the peak of COVID’s uncertainty, Tampa Bay’s Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP hosted a 24-hour hotline that took calls...
Theodore Blum
Legal sector rises to COVID-19 disruptions
Many legislative efforts put forth to mitigate the pandemic challenges also created some disruption for various legal practices. In the...
Tim Davey
Sailing through the tempestuous pandemic landscape
The cruise industry came to a complete standstill as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the industry is positioned...
Gregory Stuart
Anticipating Broward County’s growth
Mass transit will continue to change and develop as both a mode of transportation and a means of guiding development....
Dr. Timothy Beard
Navigating the current times while still staying the course
In the COVID environment, Pasco-Hernando State College has been keen on meeting students where they are. Online classes will continue...
Alex McManus
Personnel Management in a Time of Crisis
The construction sector is generally decentralized which adds a layer of difficulty to projects as different companies tackle any given...
Pat Wilson
Georgia flexes economic development muscles despite COVID challenges
While there is no economic development playbook for the pandemic landscape, The Georgia Department Of Economic Development saw robust job...
Clarence Armbrister
Matching academic knowledge with real world experience
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgRFfyNvaA0 Adapting academic curriculums to the job sites of tomorrow is increasingly important in such a rapidly evolving landscape. For Johnson C....
Doug Bartel
Florida Blue contends with the pandemic challenges
Throughout the pandemic, Florida Blue, a solution maker and healthcare leader, took steps to provide easy access and coverage for...
Nicole Tranchitella
Helping industries adapt to the new normal
For Accenture, a multinational consulting and processing services firm that supports a multitude of industries, technology is their strong suit....
Jenni Bonura
The home as the sanctuary
The Atlanta real estate market remains strong, buoyed by the low-interest rate environment, low supply, strong property values despite the...
Jane Bolin
The City of Oakland Park sets sight on future of its Downtown area
The City of Oakland Park anticipated and prepared for a decline in revenue at the onset of the health crisis...
Noel Martinez
Guiding local business through ongoing health crisis
Traditionally, chambers of commerce have been key partners for local businesses. Their role as a community partner was further pronounced...
Adrian Cronje
COVID reinforced sound wealth management and investment strategies
COVID has not changed Balentine’s approach to financial knowledge and wealth management firm strategies, it has only reinforced them. For...
Jenni Morejon
Downtown Fort Lauderdale is ready for continued growth
There is a lot of interest brewing in Fort Lauderdale and its Downtown Development Authority is ready for it. The...
Jim Allen
Navigating the Triangle’s red hot housing market
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxCsDQiwrR8   The Triangle housing market has never been hotter. The historically low inventory is going faster than the brokers...
Vince Williams
Prior investments paid dividends for Union City during COVID
Prior to COVD-19, Union City was ahead of the curve. The city was already familiar with the work from home...
Shane Donaldson
Home healthcare sector contends with pandemic challenges
Staying hyper vigilant during the COVID-19 health crisis has been top of mind for leaders in the healthcare sector. In...
Aaron Walton
Remaining true to their mission while adapting to a new landscape
For the last three years, the university was hard at work on further improving the student experience, financial strength and...
Rita Lowman
COVID-inspired changes likely to be standard in banking moving forward
Community banks have and will continue to play a vital role in the local economy. For Pilot Bank, although there...
Dean Trantalis
Looking ahead yet remaining cautious is key for City’s recovery
The city of Fort Lauderdale made very conservative projections at the beginning of COVID yet finished the 2020 better than...
Roxann Cooke
Diversity & Inclusion drive the path forward for JP Morgan Chase
Diversity and inclusion has been top of mind for JP Morgan Chase with 2020 seeing a much stronger push in...
Charles Thomas
Remaining committed to helping Charlotte’s residents and arts scene
Disinformation was a major problem in the COVID reality. During this time the Knight Foundation worked with journalism partners and...
Daniel Chaberman
Suburban locations continue to be desirable for tenants
COVID-19 accelerated trends and business decisions as it forced industries and companies to reinvent themselves in the face of constant...
Bill Habermeyer
SBA loans have been instrumental in keeping business going throughout the pandemic
SBA loans have been key in helping businesses maintain operations throughout the pandemic. These loans are essential and can really...
Geoff Gray
Supporting businesses in a rapidly changing digital environment
The transition to a remote work setting was greatly accelerated by the pandemic, and businesses have quickly realized the need...
Bill Habermeyer
SBA loans have been instrumental in keeping business going throughout the pandemic
SBA loans have been key in helping businesses maintain operations throughout the pandemic. These loans are essential and can really...
Richard Phillip
J. Mack Robinson College of Business was well positioned to weather the challenges of the last year
Before COVID-19 was on the radar, J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University had already been making...
Tiffany Wilson
Philadelphia’s eds and meds sector poised to support recovery of the city
Entrepreneurialism is essential to economic recovery and growth. Economic recovery programs and support from the new administration will be incredibly...
Bill Habermeyer
SBA loans have been instrumental in keeping business going throughout the pandemic
SBA loans have been key in helping businesses maintain operations throughout the pandemic. These loans are essential and can really...
Brian Johnson
Peachtree Corners leans further into its tech culture
Peachtree Corners was built with tech in mind and offers a robust tech platform that allows residents to communicate with...
Al Fernandez
The construction sector flexes ability to stay resilient
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Chase Monroe
The duality of the pandemic influence to Charlotte’s commercial real estate sector
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jerry lepore
This healthcare technology company is keen on improving efficiency in the healthcare system
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zBYVYd-kG4   At the core of MobileSmith Health’s vision is to streamline efficiencies within the healthcare provider system while making...
Andrew Wright
Sound macroeconomic factors poise the state of Florida as an attractive investment location
Evolution and adaptation are key factors for the commercial real estate industry and have allowed industry leaders such as Franklin...
Vincent Yarina
Local expert sounds off on the state of the engineering sector
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Robert Sacco
Virtual training and legal work convenience factors are major takeaways of remote work
Connecting with young legal talent has proved to be a challenge in the remote working environment. National firm Fox Rothschild,...
David DeLizza
Construction continues despite initial pandemic shock
Despite the pandemic challenges to the construction sector, business has been good for Pennoni, a multidisciplinary firm headquartered in Philadelphia...
Brian Sudduth
Redeveloping older buildings to meet new demand
Construction activity in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area has picked up since the initial COVID-induced jolt to the sector. Rising...
Brian Sudduth
Redeveloping older buildings to meet new demand
Construction activity in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area has picked up since the initial COVID-induced jolt to the sector. Rising...
Rhett Brown
Safety and the various aspects of educational equity remain top of mind for Wingate University
Safety remains top of mind for Wingate University as the institution balances in person and remote instruction. College students are social...
Joe Collier
Increased sanitation and tech improvements will continue to drive guest experience
In what has been a tough year for the overall hospitality industry, boutique hotels are better prepared to weather the...
Corky Dawes
Pandemic yields reflection on the importance of life insurance
The pandemic has forced the public to come to grips with their own mortality, if they had not already. Life...
Michelle Kichline
Chester County rises to the occasion in order to service the needs of the local business community
Chester County entered the pandemic with solid financial standing which has allowed them to go above and beyond in terms...
Jackie Soffer
Retail resilience in a challenging environment
Brick and mortar retail business operators have had an extremely challenging 2020 to say the least, so remaining resilient to...
Dennis Pfleiger
Dedication and purpose have been keys to success for healthcare in 2020
For Philadelphia's higher education sector, opening a campus during a pandemic was challenging but the dedicated staff at institutions such...
Dr. Maria Cristina Regueiro
Florida National University tackles pandemic driven challenges
For Florida National University adapting the nursing curriculum has been difficult during the pandemic when nurses have to spend time...
Dalila Wilson-Scott
Dalila Wilson-Scott is building a strong foundation to continue to make Comcast more inclusive
Dalila Wilson-Scott, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast, remains committed to social justice and equality. She believes that diversity...
Heiko Dobrikow
In terms of resilience, Riverside Hotel has chosen to sit at the table rather than be on the menu
The health and safety of guests continues to be the top priority for Heiko Dobrikow, Executive Vice President & General...
Jake Reynolds
New Jersey Devils stand with the community as they skate through uncertainty
For the New Jersey Devils, The 2020 NHL season did not go as planned. This time afforded them an opportunity...
Tom Harper
Technological innovation continues to be a resource for efficiency and growth
Living in a digital age, technological innovation continues to be a resource for any type of organization's efficiency and growth....
John Selden
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport resilient through turbulent landscape
This past year has been unprecedented for the travel and tourism sector, and air travel continues to be at its...
Bob Swindell
Broward County prepares for a safe transition into Phase 3
Governor Ron DeSantis' announcement that the state of Florida was ready to move into Phase 3 caused a lot of...
Linh Dang
The key to success is to plan for what’s happening while adapting to current needs
Getting financial tools and resources out to the community is a priority for Addition Financial, which is one of the...
H. William ‘Bill’ Perry,
Retaining a strong company culture even when faced with crisis
After four consecutive years as being ranked as one of Florida Trend's 'Best Companies to Work For' Gunster has maintained...
Ana Garcia
Despite challenges caused by pandemic, major projects are still moving forward in Dania Beach
Spirit Airlines broke ground in January for its new $250 million headquarters in Dania Beach and, despite challenges caused by...
H. William ‘Bill’ Perry
Retaining a strong company culture even when faced with crisis
After four consecutive years as being ranked as one of Florida Trend's 'Best Companies to Work For' Gunster has maintained...
Raphael Clemente
Downtown West Palm Beach is well-suited to weather the economic storm
Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, believes the city is well-suited to weather out...
Ava Parker
Palm Beach State College is steadfast in efforts to combat social inequality and economic resilience
Ava Parker, President of Palm Beach State College, is incredibly excited to expand their diversity and inclusion programs. She believes...
Christopher Heck
Philadelphia 76ers reflect on the unprecedented 2019-2020 season
As the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat battled for the NBA Championship, the rest of the league was left...
Jonathan Daniels
Port Everglades master plan moves forward despite pandemic-related challenges
The Covid-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for ports as no federal funding was available to offset the heavy blow...
George "Bud" Scholl
OneBlood adjusts operations during the pandemic
OneBlood, operator of Florida blood donation centers, much like other companies in the healthcare sector, had to adjust operations due...
George "Bud" Scholl
OneBlood adjusts operations during the pandemic
OneBlood, operator of Florida blood donation centers, much like other companies in the healthcare sector, had to adjust operations due...
Mark Gale
Despite turbulent year, Fort Lauderdale Airport continues to make strides in safety and technology
The second half of this year has been particularly difficult for the aviation industry, however, Mark Gale, CEO & Director...
Dr. Dipen Parekh
Resilience has taught us that you can’t predict but you can prepare
The University of Miami Health System went from seeing 200 telehealth appointments a month to 2000 a day. Telehealth has...
Travis Rhodes
Trepidation loomed over initial PPP roll-out. However, Truist took on the challenge with full force
Travis Rhodes, a Regional President of Truist, speaks to how there was much trepidation during the initial PPP roll out,...
Philip Purcell
The show continues for South Florida’s marine industry
The 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is ready to set sail. It is important to host the event while...
Michael Chavies
For businesses, the fallout from the pandemic is not over yet
Given the disruption created by the coronavirus, businesses and professionals should prepare to see corporate restructuring and bankruptcies. The storm...
Jaffus Hardrick
Florida Memorial University is keen on innovation and fighting inequality
Like many other educational institutions, Florida Memorial University, South Florida's only Historically Black College, is adjusting to the disruption created...
Bruce Ford
Atlanta’s commercial real estate sector expected to remain strong
Atlanta offers a robust commercial real estate market that has experienced market correction due to the pandemic and its challenges....
James Davidson
Guiding clients to success in any economic cycle
Financial planning is important in all economic cycles. In South Florida, The Coral Gables Trust Company has been able to...
Chris Stewart
Continuous resilience and adaptation has been key to success for banks throughout pandemic
The initial rollout of the PPP loans were met with some frustration and an overall mood of anxiety. Chris Stewart,...
Israel Velasco
Banking in the age of COVID-19 means adaptation and resilience
In 2007 it was a financial crisis but this time around it is a health crisis that has influenced the...
Vince Carrodeguas
Teamwork and telehealth are crucial for South Florida’s healthcare sector
For more than 50 years Banyan Health Systems has been meeting the healthcare needs of South Florida residents. Teamwork has...
Kenneth Welch
Kenneth Welch helps to guide Pinellas County’s community through its next phase of reopening
The Pinellas County Commission has been overloaded with anti-mask advocates requesting the ordinance be repealed. Although COVID-19 cases have slowed...
Vince Carrodeguas
Teamwork and telehealth are crucial for South Florida’s healthcare sector
For more than 50 years Banyan Health Systems has been meeting the healthcare needs of South Florida residents. Teamwork has...
Daniel Lugo
Queens University’s commitment to health & safety reflected by decision to go fully online Fall 2020
Daniel Lugo, President of Queens University of Charlotte, knew choosing to go online was an important decision to make early...
Seth Berger
Sixers Innovation Lab’s collaborative approach is a vital part of its strength and resilience
When the pandemic first hit it was important for Seth Berger, Managing Director of the Sixers Innovation Lab, to continue...
Tony Cole
During challenging times Truist Cares is uniting communities through its philanthropic support
Truist, an American bank holding company, created Truist Cares to provide philanthropic support to its communities by distributing funds to...
Tony Coleys
During challenging times Truist Cares is uniting communities through its philanthropic support
Truist, an American bank holding company, created Truist Cares to provide philanthropic support to its communities by distributing funds to...
Dr. Stephen Klasko
Putting people first and sticking to value system are the keys to success for Jefferson Health
Jefferson Health, one of the largest hospital systems in Philadelphia, has experienced great overall success in dealing with the direct...
Michael Finney
Beacon Council guides Miami-Dade’s business community through recovery efforts
Months into the pandemic, Miami-Dade's hospitality and services industry has reeled back due to the strong blows dealt by the...
Stephen Kahane
Maximizing data to understand current and future pandemics
Collecting data is of paramount importance when trying to understand a disease that little is know about. Ciox, a health...
Rishi Kapoor
South Florida’s reputation will help weather the storm for commercial real estate
Thanks to South Florida's reputation and favorable tax structure commercial real estate will weather the storm caused by the coronavirus...
Andy Marino
Truli for Health rolls out new healthcare platform in South Florida and Orlando
The coronavirus pandemic has taught the nation many lessons, mainly that health and affordability go hand and in hand. While...
David Fitzpatrick
The key to defeating COVID-19 lies within well supported research efforts
While social distancing measures help to reduce the spread of disease, research is ultimately the key to defeating disease and...
Anita Bachman
UnitedHealthcare makes telehealth more accessible while taking on community challenges
The sense of community had been strong throughout the nation since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In North Carolina,...
Andy Marino
Truli for Health rolls out new healthcare platform in South Florida and Orlando
The coronavirus pandemic has taught the nation many lessons, mainly that health and affordability go hand and in hand. While...
Joanne Li
Florida International University faces coronavirus-related challenges head-on
To help minimize the impact of the coronavirus on the local community, Florida International University tapped into its global roots...
David Schwartz
Combating those individuals who are finding opportunity in other people’s struggles
While most people and organizations have stepped up to try and help their communities through this difficult period of time,...
Meredith Tucker
Economic recovery is rooted in a strong entrepreneurial community
Smart business practices are not always innate in every business owner or leader, but thankfully there are a lot of...
Dan Tropeano
UnitedHealthcare is stepping up in a BIG way
Since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an encouraging movement of large companies in the United States...
Raul Moas
Great journalism & strong entrepreneurial community are of the utmost importance during this crisis
During times of crisis, the emphasis on being able to circulate the most current news and happenings is heightened ten-fold....
David Zellers
Montgomery County continues assisting the business community by way of MontcoStrong grant program
In order to begin progressing towards a full economic recovery, local governments must continue to provide support to help strengthen...
Frank Hibbard
This is not the first time the mayor of Clearwater, FL has had to lead his city through a crisis
While nothing could ever truly prepare someone to lead their community or organization through an unforeseen pandemic like COVID-19, there...
David Pizzo
Telemedicine and continued education are just part of the future for a world post-pandemic
While telemedicine has been a useful resource that has been available to the public over the last few years, it...
Dr. Charles Lockwood
What it truly means to ‘flatten the curve’ and what that could entail in the near future
Phase 1 of the reopening of Florida is underway and while it is beneficial for many of the local businesses...
Michael Lawton
UnitedHealthcare is stepping up as global leaders as the world looks towards a future post-COVID-19
While the economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is going to be a long and gradual process, there...
Kim Eagle
Gaston County’s foresight critical in combating the coronavirus
Swift action and working ahead of state shelter-in-place measures allowed Gaston County to combat the coronavirus pandemic efficiently. The county...
Jose Cueto
Forward thinking gave this bank an advantage in processing PPP loan applications
Since the passage of the CARES Act, banks around the nation have been inundated with PPP loan applications. Jose Cueto,...
Andrew Carnes
Getting people back to work and building the economy is Partnership Gwinnett’s top priority
Partnership Gwinnett is currently supporting the local business community in the midst of the coronavirus landscape. In an interview with...
Larry Korman
This hospitality leader is finding the silver lining even in the current COVID-19 pandemic
The hospitality industry in the United States has taken a massive blow in the fight against COVID-19 as stay at...
Todd Schonherz
New patient volume is down for this specialty outpatient provider
While many hospitals across the United States have experienced a significant influx of patients due to COVID-19, certain specialty outpatient...
Dr. Steven Currall
USF is going the extra mile to assist their students through the pandemic
Even during times of economic prosperity, a large portion of college students are financially strapped. Now faced with the fallout...
Dr. Ali Houshmand
Switching to all online education was just the start, this uni is also tackling community-wide needs
Education in the United States had to quickly adapt and change in the wake of COVID-19, as did the student...
Daryl Tol
Healthcare heroes are going to continue to be challenged in wake of COVID-19
Healthcare systems have truly been put to the test throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only have they had to be...
John Couris
Tampa General’s John Couris selected for Gov DeSantis’s task force to reopen Florida’s economy
As Florida prepares to turn the page and start slowly reopening businesses in an effort to stimulate the economy after...
Dr. Ravi Chari
A new future for the Tampa healthcare sector due to COVID-19
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the world as a whole, the effects of which, both positive and negative,...
Michael Finney
Miami-Dade is working to protect business in the COVID crisis
As COVID-19 began to rapidly spread throughout the country, the severity of the economic impact it would have was quickly...
Francis Suarez
Patient zero leads the way in Miami
By now most people have come to terms with the impact that COVID-19 is having on the community, but those...

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