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Time to Celebrate

Time to Celebrate

Pool parties, surfing, boating, beach picnics, summer camps, fireworks, vacations, family reunions, parades, baseball games and backyard BBQs are all activities that traditionally mark the summer season and our country’s independence. Political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government and traditions of the United States also take place during this time. 

It is time when people recommit to having fun with their friends and families and acknowledge and celebrate the freedoms that we have.

In this issue, we asked local business owners to share insights on their entrepreneurial journeys. We introduce you to a husband-wife couple who work together in the same business, another who each have separate business partnerships, and another couple who each own and operate individual businesses. They share success tips, work-life balance strategies and the importance of leaving a legacy.

I read in Business Insider that “No matter how risky, for all entrepreneurs, starting a business is the route to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Having the independence to make your own decisions is considered the key benefit of being an entrepreneur. 

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint at heart. It requires bold thinking, determination and a resolve to succeed. In many cases, you are working longer days, nights, weekends and even holidays to keep things running smoothly. In the mid 90s is where my passion to support entrepreneurs first began. I owned a direct-mail coupon magazine and sold advertising in the publication. From restaurants to retail to service-oriented businesses, I found no matter the industry, they all experienced the same struggles: cash flow, HR and marketing.

Here at, our mission is to bring people and businesses together by offering a convenient and affordable way for consumers to find local businesses and for businesses to attract more local consumers. Our vision is to create a healthy online and offline community where families and businesses thrive, creating sustainable economic, social and environmental prosperity for Brevard County. We will accomplish this by upholding the trust of the community through acting responsibly, safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders, and staying accountable for our actions.  

As we close in on our third year of producing the magazine, eight years with the website and the recent launch of our new digital kiosks, we are celebrating with a new look. As a business grows and evolves, it is not uncommon for the brand identity to evolve, as well. Typically, the changes happen incrementally so that the new identity is a refreshed extension of the old one.  

We hope you enjoy the changes as we evolve.


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