By Gerry Czarnecki Ethel Isaacs Williams is the senior vice president of development and public affairs for Kaufman Lynn Construction, one of South Florida’s largest general contractors. Previously, she was the director of corporate engagement, diversity and inclusion for NextEra Energy. The West Palm Beach native is...

By Chris Fleck I remember reading Michael Lewis’ The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story, a book about James “Jim” Henry Clark in the good old days of the dot-com boom. It was a motivational story that helped inspire many would-be entrepreneurs to make the...

By Julie Neitzel Being resilient requires process and fortitude, because it’s not necessarily a state of being. Judith Rodin of The Rockefeller Foundation describes it in her book, The Resilience Dividend, as “the capacity of any entity—an individual, a community, an organization or a natural system—to...

By Christine Alexis Miami Beach, much like many other cities, has undergone major cultural transformations. It traces to what happened during the 1960s and ’70s. During this period, the country was in upheaval. Among other things, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the Civil...

By Kevin Gale Welcome to our 2017 City Report on Hallandale Beach. We developed our concept in cooperation with the city, so a note of thanks to Mayor Joy Cooper, Vice Mayor Keith London, commissioners Anabelle Taub and Michele Lazarow, and City Manager Roger M. Carlton...

SFBW invited the mayor, vice mayor and city commissioners to give their thoughts about the city. Answers from those who responded are below and were edited for brevity and clarity. What makes Hallandale Beach unique? Mayor Joy Cooper: Hallandale Beach is small geographically in size, but...