Upcoming Florida senate leader Joe Negron shows sense of humor

State Senator Joe Negron (R-Palm City), who is president designate of the Florida Senate for the 2016-2018 term, told an amusing anecdote about a teen-age prank to make a point about a serious issue. Negron talked about key legislative priorities during the eighth annual State of the County forum held by the Broward Workshop. In

George Lemieux, Joe Negron, Broward Workshop
The New Colliers Collection

Colliers International Group’s loss of the Abood Wood-Fay brokerage last year made big news, but it clearly wasn’t a sign of surrender. Colliers has come back with the addition of prominent commercial real estate brokers, the Pointe Group Real Estate firm and a new regional leader, Kenneth Krasnow, who jumped from real estate powerhouse CBRE.

Business Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

Based on a fictional scenario between an executive vice president and his newest senior manager, Leadership and Self Deception discusses the concept of self-deception in the workplace and how it can be the biggest hindrance to anyone in a leadership role.   Self-Deception and the Box According to the book, self-deception is, for all intents


Broward Health gets $10M challenge grant Broward Health is getting a major boost in its plan to renovate and expand its 125-bed acute care children’s hospital with a $10 million challenge grant from the Salah Foundation.  The challenge grant was announced by the Broward Health Foundation as part of the $20.6 million “It’s All About

An artistic foray

Ania “Forre & Covers” contemporary gallery symbolizes how business has changed along Las Olas Boulevard in the past decades. Many businesses used to shut down during the summer, but growth has been so strong that Forr” opened Forr” & Co. Fine Art Gallery to seek the more steady year-around clientele that doesn’t exist in Aspen

Rolling to success

Cigar nirvana will arrive in South Florida in the form of The Great Smoke on Feb. 21. The event organized by Abe Dababneh, owner of Smoke Inn, is expected to attract more than 1,500 cigar enthusiasts. One of the major allures of the event is getting 45 premium cigars worth about $6.75 each (over $300

Banking on entrepreneurialism

Eddy Arriola learned about business from his father, who went on to be Miami’s city manager. In an interview with SFBW, he tells about his first major company, Inktel, and how he found a new career as chairman of rapidly growing Apollo Bank. SFBW: You come from a very entrepreneurial and well-known Miami family. Tell

Museum of Art, RoboVault team up for collectors series

RoboVault, a high-tech, ultra secure storage facility, has kicked off an Art Collectors Perspective Series at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. The series will include engaging discussions with art collectors on topics ranging from photography to art history.  Coming Feb. 8 is a conversation on collecting by Jane Holzer of Palm Beach –

Event spotlights Miami’s financial future

eMerge Americas founder Manny Medina will keynote a Miami Finance Forum event that will spotlight technology and cutting-edge media in the region. The Mapping Miami’s Financial Future event fits in with the forum’s mission to promote Miami as a serious financial hub, says Raul G. Valdes-Fauli, Chairman of the forum and the President and CEO

Entrepreneurs, they just don’t get no respect

“It’s too bad we don’t appreciate entrepreneurs as much as we appreciate sports,” says Jim Clifton, the President and CEO of Gallup. The nation’s motto could be “no running back left behind,” Clifton joked during the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Annual meeting at the Signature Grand. Clifton, who is the author of “The Coming Job

Big projects, big evolution

Paul Kaplan and Robert White started out as a two-man operation, but their KW Property Management has hit 800 employees and $30 million in revenues in its 10th year. After all, somebody had to take care of managing all the big condos that have popped up. “There are only three or four companies in the

10 Reasons Why South Florida is an Entrepreneur’s Paradise

Hailed as one of the greatest places in the nation to start a business in a recent report released by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, Florida is currently ranked fifth in the nation for its entrepreneur-friendly policies making it a virtual Entrepreneurial Eden of sorts for businesses and businessmen seeking greener pastures in a