As Florida attracts an influx of people and companies from out of state and overseas, there are countless business and civic leaders whose efforts have laid the groundwork for our state’s economic resilience.
Five hundred of them are spotlighted in 2023 Florida 500, Florida Trend Magazine’s annual compilation of those at the forefront of our state’s largest and most important sectors, including real estate, law, finance & banking, hospitality, art & culture, and philanthropy.
The ‘Most Influential Business Leaders’ of 2023 cover Schwartz Media Strategies’ key areas of expertise — Read on to learn about several Schwartz Media Strategies clients who are fueling Florida.
“You’re only as good as your last deal. This means that no matter how successful you are, there is more to do, and you should never stop learning or advancing in how you think through a project, plan out the future and consider the many different paths that a transaction can take.”
“We know this model works, and we know that what makes this model so successful is the generosity of our community, stepping forward time and again to make all that we do possible.”
“I’ve always dream of a Florida that respects cultural differences, celebrates diverse heritages and recognizes the importance of our individual historical journeys.”
“We continue to see an expansion of contemporary art and the inclusion of important traditions and histories.”
“As a trend, there has been a strong gravitation back to working in a physical space and being around other people.”
“It’s about being a part of the community and rolling up our sleeves. It’s not just a business for us. This is our home, this is our community, this is where I’m raising my kids. So we want to be a part of it in a holistic way.”
“Take the long view, and work with others who’ll mentor or inspire you. Don’t take a job simply because it pays more if you’re not going to like the work, or the people you interact with. And last piece of advice — there’s no substitute for hard work.”