What I've Learned

What Former McDonald's Global Marketing Officer David Green Has Learned

"Nothing can take the place of being passionate, persistent and honest about the company and its products."

06/23/2017 By David Hackett

Money Talks

Brother, Can You Spare a Raise?

Wages are finally rising here, but the region still trails the state and nation.

05/12/2017 By David Hackett

Economic Development

Florida Economist Bullish

He tells an Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County luncheon that better times are coming.

05/05/2017 By David Hackett

Crisis Management

Airlines Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Former British Airways communications executive says United, Delta showed power failures.

04/11/2017 By David Hackett

Rolling in Dough

Firenza Wants to Be the Chipotle of Pizza

A Sarasota entrepreneur takes a slice of a growing $46 billion pizza market.

03/03/2017 By David Hackett

Economy

Economist Arthur Laffer Bullish on Trump, Economy

Speaking at Caldwell Trust Company in Sarasota, ex-Reagan advisor sees much better days ahead.

02/22/2017 By David Hackett

What I’ve learned

What the Founder of Kane's Furniture Has Learned Over His 66-Year Career

This Sarasota furniture retailer beats the tests of time.

02/14/2017 By David Hackett

Economy

BMO Chief Economist Sees Reasons for Optimism

Douglas Porter tells Sarasota audience he is cautiously hopeful, despite potential pitfalls

02/07/2017 Edited by David Hackett

The CEO

Meet Chris Brown, the Deal Addict

After building up a portfolio of prime Sarasota properties, Chris Brown keeps looking for the next investment.

11/30/2016 By David Hackett Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

What I’ve learned

How Lakewood Ranch's Ted C. Abrams Turned Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Around

Within seven months of Abrams' start date, the company was profitable.

11/21/2016 By David Hackett