NOTABLE BUSINESS STORIES OF 2012

By  //  January 1, 2013

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BUSINESS & COMMERCE

• Bertram Yacht sets up shop on Merritt Island.

• Posh Disney Fantasy cruises into Port Canaveral.

• Fournier selected Florida Retailer of the Year.

• Forever Florida features USA’s first Zipline Roller Coaster.

• Piercys are visionary wellness entrepreneurs.

• Cape Design Engineering completes more than 2,500 projects.

• America’s Original Sports Bar is reborn in Brevard County.

• Health First, Space Coast Health Foundation combine to serve needy.

• Brevard Zoo among America’s best.

• Central Florida’s fishing industry in distress.

• Work begins on Embraer Engineering facility.

• Brevard Workforce publishes their 2011-12 Annual Report.

• Health First acquires Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates (MIMA)

• Ford, Fisher selected JA Business Hall of Fame Laureates.

• Clark Kent sees demise of newspapers and becomes blogger.

• Glenn’s Tire & Service celebrates 60 year anniversary.

• Mercedes Homes ceases operations.

• Manatees Smith named Florida State League Executive of the Year.

 • XCOR Aerospace establishes base near Kennedy Space Center.

• MPAC selected as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

• Women’s Business Center Expo accentuates challenges.

• Apple acquires AuthenTec of Melbourne.

• New light bulb takes business world by storm.

• Camping World celebrates Grand Opening In Cocoa.

• Rocket Crafters Aerospace firm relocates to Titusville.

• Canaveral Port Authority reverses toll increase decision.

• EDC Hosts 2012 Six Sigma Black Belt graduation.

• Health First Health Plans earns top accreditation.

• BlueWare celebrates relocation to Melbourne.

• Posey’s Bill smooths path for tourists to visit Brevard.

• Ed Scott inspirers local entrepreneurs.

• Browning’s celebrates 50 years of serving the community.

• Bernard’s Surf acquired by Luke Johnson.

• Women’s Business Center selects new director.

• Newspapers in Brevard enjoyed long and storied tradition.


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