Vistage Helps Conditioned Air Stand Out in Crowded Industry

Peer-to-peer support is one of the top reasons most companies join Vistage. That’s particularly critical for Theo Etzel, CEO of Conditioned Air in Southwest Florida, because peers in his industry don’t always appreciate his strong focus on business ethics. “Anytime you see a company promising to tune up your air conditioner for $29.99, you can […]

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Saving Lives with Sterile Electronics

A USA Today story was a wake-up call to Brad Whitchurch, who was working as a manufacturer’s rep for a company trying to get into the U.S. retail market with its washable computer keyboards. “A clinical study had shown that the average keyboard had more than 400 times as much bacteria as a public toilet. […]

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Family Business Grows to Become National Player

Aaron Davis started in the title business from the ground up – literally. At age nine, he was pulling staples out of the carpet at Hillsborough Title, his mother’s title agency. Thirty years later, he’s running one of the nation’s largest independent title agencies with 200 employees, five in-house attorneys, new headquarters under construction in […]

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Aviation Inflatables

Sets National Standards for Airline Safety Every day millions of people’s lives depend upon Aviation Inflatables — even though they have probably never heard of it. But Aviation Inflatables not only potentially saves lives, the company is important enough to the state’s reputation for high-tech entrepreneurs that Florida Governor Rick Scott was on hand for […]

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Market Traders Institutes

Thrives in Unique Niche The truth of the matter, says Isaac Martinez, COO of Market Traders Institute, is that sophisticated software and 24/5 data and news feeds make it possible for anyone – from bankers and business leaders to housewives and truck drivers – to make money on foreign exchange markets. The issue then becomes […]

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Serendipity Sets the Stage For Success at Marketing Direction

It takes passion, brains, a good business plan and a commitment to succeed to make a start-up business work – and serendipity helps. For Vistage member Christy Vogel, president and founder of Marketing Direction, the serendipity started when the company where she had worked as vice president of marketing laid her off in September 2009 […]

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Brooksville CEO credits Vistage for success

How many Florida companies do you know that grew their revenues by 50% last year – with no acquisitions or even a sales team? And taking it one step further, they accomplished that amazing feat from Brooksville, a historic community north of Tampa. Ron Wilhite, RFS’ CEO, credits Vistage Florida with the knowledge, counseling and […]

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Vistage Helps Lapi Continue to Grow the Gulf’s Preeminent Resort

For more than 40 years, Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resort has been the preeminent vacation destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Tony Lapi, now CEO, was there in 1976 when he and a co-founder Lloyd Wright purchased one property and ran it with two employees. By 2008, when Vistage contacted him about joining a local group, Lapi had […]

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IMS ExpertServices Joins Vistage and Earns Inc. 5000 Award Nine Years Straight

Bill Wein doesn’t believe in coincidences – particularly when the same thing happens nine years in a row. When, for the ninth straight year, IMS ExpertServices was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing privately held companies, it also marked the ninth year in a row that Wein has been a member of Vistage Florida. […]

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Vistage helps build e-Builder’s Business

e-Builder, Inc. is the leading provider of fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software in North America. The software the Plantation-based company developed helps to manage more than $200 billion in construction projects for large institutions such as hospitals, universities, public school systems, and local and state governments. “These organizations are always building,” said Ron […]

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