On the path to economic stability

On the path to economic stability When the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates earlier this month, it marked another step in the nation’s economic journey. After more than two years of navigating the uncharted territory of a global health crisis, the central bank’s biggest interest-rate hike in 22 years, and the second this year, […]Read More

Celebrating a nation of entrepreneurs

Celebrating a nation of entrepreneurs If 19th century England was a nation of shopkeepers, as Napoleon Bonaparte said, then it is fair to say 21st century America is a nation of entrepreneurs. Not just the famous ones whose pithy quotes are posted on social media as digital guidance for aspiring business owners but also the […]Read More

New Smyrna Beach Company Keeps Clear Vision of the Future

New Smyrna Beach Company Keeps Clear Vision of the Future When Al Perkinson visualizes the future, his head isn’t in the clouds but on the water. The founder and owner of Bajio Sunglasses in New Smyrna Beach, Perkinson is as focused on promoting the company’s values of sustainability as he is on the bottom line. […]Read More

Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibition Set to Flow Through NE Florida

Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibition Set to Flow Through NE Florida Water is life. From the earliest civilizations in the Fertile Crescent along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Mesopotamia to the growth of big cities and small towns along the Mississippi River in North America, water has been central to human existence and development. The Water/Ways […]Read More

A mighty wind could fuel future growth

A mighty wind could fuel future growth The United States marked an energy milestone last month, but it passed like so much dust in the wind. On March 29, wind turbines produced more energy across the country than nuclear or coal-fired generation plants, according to readings from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Hourly Electric Grid […]Read More

Patience is an (economic) virtue

Patience is an (economic) virtue If Albert Einstein’s explanation of relativity — , but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it’s two hours —  is accurate, then it is also true that the more anxious you are for monetary policy to have an effect, the longer it seems to […]Read More

January jobs report jolts conventional wisdom

January jobs report jolts conventional wisdom With predictions of job growth in January ranging from a gain of 150,000 to a loss of more than 300,000, prognosticators and pundits were thrown for a loop when the Labor Department reported a gain of nearly half a million jobs for the month. So how did everyone get […]Read More

Couple finds niche in growing business, community and family

LaToya and James Carey are an atypical couple. They are focused on building their business, KG Inzpirations, their family and the community. The company specializes in signature photography and design services, drawing from James’s audio and visual design and film production background, combined with LaToya’s retail banking experience. “We specialize in (photographing) individuals and believe […]Read More

Special Events Energize Local Economy

Special Events Energize Local Economy For some residents, special events like Daytona 500, Bike Week or any of the many art and cultural festivals are a time of increased traffic and inconvenience, for others they are a chance to enjoy the area’s many wonders. But for everyone, those events bring an influx of visitor spending […]Read More

From Artist to Entrepreneur

From Artist to Entrepreneur IMAGES Festival Program Offers New Talent Path to Success When most people think about entrepreneurs, they think about Michael Dell launching his computer company from his dorm room or Jeff Bezos coming up with the idea of the online bookstore that would become Amazon. But the entrepreneurial spirit isn’t just about […]Read More

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