October 2017 Florida Trend's October 2017 issue looks at women leaders in Florida, including: GrayRobinson law firm gives Mayanne Downs full control; Deirdre Macnab transformed the Florida League of Women Voters; Retired FIU dean Joyce Elam grooms women to become leaders; Lila Jaber helps other women succeed, and many more profiles. The community portrait of Palm Beach County shares things to know about the region, with demographics, notable leaders and must-know contacts, quality of life, top employers, business infrastructure and more. The Florida Icon is former football player and football coach Steve Spurrier, who shares stories from his life. "Alligator egg poaching," is an in-depth look at the world of alligator farming. In Florida Dining, restaurants are embracing the upscale veggie trend The state of finance in Florida is examined, with a story about a Winter Park bank that is the first nationally chartered bank to open in Florida since 2009. Plus, banking deregulation lags; the lowdown on sales tax holidays; financing marijuana; bank holding companies; accounting firms. Regional news reports include company briefs and people to watch from Northwest Florida, Northeast Florida, Central Florida, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida and Miami-Dade.
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