Founder & CEO – Julian MacQueen
Inn is Free Hotels
Innisfree Hotels is a hotel company delivering exceptional service, guest satisfaction and return on investment since 1985. We embrace our motto of ‘creating fun, memorable experiences,’ while cultivating innovation and excellence in everything we do.
CEO and Network State Director – Michael W. Myhre
Small Business Development Center
Michael W. Myhre is the CEO and Network State Director for the Florida SBDC. In this role, Myhre leads the statewide network of more than 40 offices and nearly 250 employees, providing strategic vision and oversight in the continued success of Florida’s largest provider of hands-on business assistance for small and medium-sized businesses.
Myhre holds more than 25 years of economic and business development experience, dedicating his career to ensuring success for entrepreneurs and small business owners. He joined the Florida SBDC Network in January 2011, and has served as CEO since March 2013.
The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Since its inception, the Florida SBDC Network has nourished a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development to provide emerging and established business owners with management and technical assistance, enabling overall growth, increased profitability, and economic prosperity for the state. In 2014, the initiatives of the Florida SBDC Network resulted in 42,664 jobs created, retained and saved; $5.8 billion in sales growth; $140.2 million in capital accessed; $210.2 million in government contract awards; and 952 new businesses started. A statewide network of over 40 centers, the Florida SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s designated lead host institution. The Florida SBDC Network is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. For more information, please visit www.FloridaSBDC.org.
Jodi Brown CEO – Chef, Educator, Organizer
Chef • Educator • Organizer Want to change your life?
Not sure where to start? Change your food.
Finding solid resources on line isn’t as easy as it might seem.
There is a LOT of garbage and mis-information floating around on the internet. A lot. I spend a ton of time reading and researching articles and sources before I ever hit the share button.
If you follow me regularly, you’ll start to see some of my favorite peeps popping up again and again. Does this mean that I agree with everything they post? No. What it means, is that I’m pretty close to being on board with most of their content because clearly they are doing their research and hitting the mark with great frequency.
Here is what you need to know before you read anything further. Generally speaking, I’m a gal who is more interested in RESULTS than I am credentials. Hard science is not always necessary for me. I’ve gotten cynical about “research” and “studies” because when I dig, I frequently end up discover that the are financed by the people who most benefit from their results. Just about every notable agriculture school in the US is funded in some way, shape or form by the agribusinesses who poison us most. None wants to bite the hand the feeds them. It’s reality, plain and simple.
Sandra McGuire / AHF and Host of TOP CEO
We are your local insurance and financial planning firm assisting in creating financial & protection plans catered to meet your specific needs.
Our core sectors of focus are financial security, medicare, executive benefits, business succession strategies, retirement, leaving a legacy, estate preservation, social security options, lifetime income, and spousal survivor income.
Since our inception, AHF has been totally focused on building a strategic, quality insurance and financial planning firm.
AHF focuses on specializing and creating a financial strategy to get you to your retirement or through it without the worry of unexpected bills, running out of retirement income, or becoming a burden to your heirs. Our Financial Professionals are thoroughly trained in all aspects associated with retirement preparation. We have several Certified Financial Planners available to help create a retirement strategy specific to you and your goals. We look forward to working with you soon.
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