The importance of state tourism marketing is never more obvious than when natural disaster disrupts Florida’s dominant economic engine. A brief interview with WFSU’s Jim Ash acknowledges the challenges ahead but points to VISIT FLORIDA’s role as a catalyst for recovery.
Growing up in Pensacola, I enjoyed the suspense of many hurricane days as a kid. My family would typically have to evacuate to a spot further inland from the coast, usually to my grandparents’ house. We would have books, radios, games, and puzzles splayed out to keep us all occupied while we waited out the […]
A new album crossed my Spotify playlist this past week: Frank Turner’s Positive Songs for Negative People. While listening, the song “Silent Key” caught me off guard. Woven into the lyrics is a haunting imagined message from fallen astronaut-teacher Christa McAuliffe to a ham radio operator. Silent key is a term used to denote a […]
At 9:30 a.m. June 4, special guests rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell signaling the market’s daily opening. In 1956, a 10-year old launched the tradition as the first guest to ring the bell. Leonard Ross won a television quiz show answering questions about the stock market. On this more recent June morning, […]
It may seem elementary, but perhaps we need to say it: Yes, data is important. And so are basic business practices. Both help us understand where and how we are strategically, and help us implement our daily business effectively at a tactical level. Every single day, businesses are looking at communities, gauging reputations of talent […]