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Florida Business Minds

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Florida Business Minds is a weekly podcast focused on the top business leaders in our state. Each week, we profile executives from across the state, rotating between the Tampa Bay, South Florida, Orlando and Jacksonville markets. Florida Business Minds is proudly presented by The Florida Business Journals and sponsored by Peoples Gas.

Florida Business Minds is a weekly podcast focused on the top business leaders in our state. Each week, we profile executives from across the state, rotating between the Tampa Bay, South Florida, Orlando and Jacksonville markets. Florida Business Minds is proudly presented by The Florida Business Journals and sponsored by Peoples Gas.

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Florida Business Minds is a weekly podcast focused on the top business leaders in our state. Each week, we profile executives from across the state, rotating between the Tampa Bay, South Florida, Orlando and Jacksonville markets. Florida Business Minds is proudly presented by The Florida Business Journals and sponsored by Peoples Gas.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tampa Bay: John Couris Charts the Future of Healthcare at Tampa General Hospital

7/12/2022
The pandemic forced change in many industries, with the healthcare sector leading that innovation. Tampa General Hospital President & CEO John Couris and his team were well-positioned prior to the pandemic. In this episode, Editor Alexis Muellner connects with Couris to learn how Tampa General's entrepreneurial approach forged new relationships and sparked innovation that will benefit patients for many years to come.

Duration:00:30:26

Jacksonville: BDO Managing Director Jim White Takes the Temperature on Florida's Economy

7/5/2022
Few professionals in Florida have the market-to-market connections and street level feedback that BDO Managing Director Jim White does. With offices across the state and 30+ years in the accounting profession, White has granular insight. So how is Florida's economy doing? It depends who you talk to, as White shares with JBJ Editor-in-Chief Tim Gibbons.

Duration:00:23:23

Orlando: How Healthy is the Central Florida Small Business Community?

6/28/2022
In spite of inflation, consumers are traveling and that's good for business in Central Florida. What's the outlook for the rest of this year, and how are small businesses doing as we recover from the pandemic? In this episode, Orlando Business Journal Editor Cindy Barth invites Fountainhead Commercial Capital Founder & CEO Chris Hurn to offer insight and perspective from the front lines of the small business community.

Duration:00:30:34

South Florida: OneWorld Properties CEO Reveals Why South Florida Real Estate Remains Hot

6/21/2022
Inflation and rising rates have potential home buyers tapping the brakes in many US markets. But that's not the case in South Florida, as global influences and financial considerations continue to attract buyers from around the world. In this episode, SFBJ Editor-in-Chief Mel Melendez welcomes OneWorld Properties CEO Peggy Olin, who points to the factors influencing buyers to move their money to South Florida.

Duration:00:28:13

Tampa Bay: Lightning Owner and Business Leader Jeff Vinik Shares His Optimistic Economic Outlook

6/14/2022
On the eve of his team's return to the Stanley Cup Finals, with an opportunity for a rare three-peat on ice, business leader, philanthropist and Lightning owner Jeff Vinik joins us. In this episode hosted by TBBJ Real Estate Editor Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Vinik provides an update on his real estate developments and tells us why Tampa Bay will weather an economic downturn better than most cities.

Duration:00:28:58

Jacksonville: Pat Geraghty Grows Florida Blue to Serve the State's Diverse Population

6/7/2022
Few Florida executives experienced, managed and navigated the pandemic and the influx of growth like GuideWell and Florida Blue President & CEO Pat Geraghty. In this episode, Jacksonville Business Journal Editor in Chief Tim Gibbons connects with Garaghty to take the temperature on the health insurance industry and learn how Florida Blue is growing to better serve a diverse, and aging population.

Duration:00:32:01

Orlando: Walt Disney's Vision Becomes Reality in Central Florida's Transportation Hub

5/31/2022
When EPCOT opened 40 years ago, Walt Disney's Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow envisioned a variety of transportation modes connecting communities. That vision is now a reality, as the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority connects a new airport terminal, a vertiport air taxi service, and high speed rail in a multimodal transportation hub. In this episode, OBJ Editor Cindy Barth invites GOAA CEO Kevin Thibault to reveal the worldwide impact this will have on Greater Orlando and the...

Duration:00:23:51

South Florida: Eddy Arriola on the Impact of Community Banking on Florida's Growth

5/24/2022
Born & raised in Miami, Eddy Arriola has witnessed Florida's exponential growth first-hand. The Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apollo Bank has helped transform the state from a focus on travel & retirement, to a worldwide hub for business, real estate and technology. In this episode, SFBJ Editor-in-Chief Mel Melendez invites Arriola to offer insight, perspective and an outlook on the future of Florida's economic growth.

Duration:00:24:41

Tampa Bay: TECO Peoples Gas President Helen Wesley Invests in Florida's Future

5/17/2022
As we open our podcast series presented by The Florida Business Journals, Tampa Bay Market President and Publisher Ian Anderson welcomes TECO Peoples Gas President Helen Wesley to share her inspiring story. A Canadian transplant, Wesley joined Peoples Gas as COO in 2020, then was tabbed as CEO in September of 2021. She offers a unique perspective on Florida's growth, energy future, and how to bring diversity, equity and inclusion to a field that is male-dominated.

Duration:00:32:57