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Total Dog 850

Ryan Troester and April Walker spent over a decade in the United States Air Force as military dog handlers and trainers (of the dogs and the handlers).  Now they’re training civilian dogs and their owners, as the co-founders and owners of Total Dog 850. The two met when Ryan was stationed at Hurlburt Field, and…

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OnesourcePCS

Jonathan and Stephanie Llanera started OnesourcePCS in 2002 as a mom and pop computer repair shop in Pensacola. Today they’ve expanded into IT and Medical divisions, with 15 government contracts, moving from a home office to a 600 square foot office, and now a 5400 square foot building, and say they owe a lot to…

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Island Air Express

Flying is a family affair for Morris Jarmon, owner and operator of Island Air Express, (IAE), and his son Ron.  Morris’ aviation career began just two years out of high school.  He recalls, ““I joined the Air Force in 1954, became part of Strategic Air Command, and in 1967 they needed maintenance people for what…

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Broussard’s Success Story

Carl Broussard first came to the Florida SBDC at UWF in 2000, looking for help with his new business Cajun Specialty Meats, where their focus was retailing and wholesaling specialty meats and food.  Since then he’s returned to the SBDC on and off for special projects. As to how the relationship with the SBDC started,…

Caverns Learning Center

Within a few minutes of meeting Kristie Mulder, you can definitely tell she’s passionate about her family, helping others and about the children in her community. Kristie is the founder of Caverns Learning Center in Marianna, focusing on child care and early learning since 2006.  Looking after the towns children seems to run in the…

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Blues Angel Music

Blues Angel Music was founded in Pensacola in August of 1997 by retired Navy Captain and fighter pilot Jim DeStafney. He and his wife Nan, a retired Navy forensics officer, have grown the store from its one-man, 1,000 square foot beginnings into a 15,000 square foot, full-line music store, complete with a fully-staffed school of…