Corridor Update

Tallahassee Business Journal  May-June 2008AVIATION
Nonstop Service Now Offered

American Eagle Airlines, a regional jet service, has begun nonstop flights between Tallahassee and Miami as American Airlines expands its South Florida services.

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome American Eagle to Tallahassee,” says Mayor John Marks.

American Eagle flies the route twice a day with 44-seat Embraer 140 jets.

“We are excited to launch this service to Florida’s capital city – with its strong ties to South Florida, both in government and education,” says Peter J. Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President-Miami, Caribbean and Latin America.

Tall Timbers Celebrates 50 Years

Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy celebrated its 50th anniversary in February, kicking off a year of events commemorating the station’s contribution to ecology and conservation.

“We are the beginning of fire ecology. We are the ‘good fire’ people,” says Lane Green, Tall Timbers executive director.

Tall Timbers was established in 1958 as a bequest from landowner Henry Beadel. Over the next five decades, it has achieved international recognition for its research, which involves the use of fire in forest and wildlife conservation.

Hampton Inn Goes Green

Hampton Inn and Suites near Interstate 10 is the latest hotel in Florida to earn a “green” designation from Green Lodging Florida, a program that establishes guidelines for hotels and motels to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution.

“Our No. 1 aim is to be environmentally friendly, but by doing so it’ll save the hotel money and our guests money in the long run,” says Beth Rodan, the hotel’s sales manager and “Green Team Captain.”

The changes implemented as part of the program included installing CFL lightbulbs, low-flow toilets and low-flow showerheads.

“We have no idea how much money we’ll save over time,” Rodan says, “but our comment cards indicate our customers have a positive response toward (the change).”

PBS&J Moves on Up by Staying in Town

In an effort to reduce urban sprawl and improve client access, the consulting firm PBS&J has moved from its Commonwealth Lane address near Interstate 10 to Cedars Office Park in the North Monroe corridor.

Instead of building something new to house its 159 employees, PBS&J decided to lease and renovate an existing building from The Allen Group, landlords of Cedars Office Park.

New Line of Active Wear Promotes Tranquility

Dillard’s has introduced a new line of clothing geared to the active modern woman. The Tranquility line features multipurpose active wear designed to meet the demand created by the popularity of yoga and Pilates.

The department store is reaching farther than other makers of athletic wear and offering more of an outfit, says Carey McNabb, contemporary sportswear buyer for Dillard’s. “It is truly a full-service functioning shop,” McNabb explains. “We have not only the active wear, but we sell the yoga mats and everything that you’d need.”

The basic, year-round line in black, white and vanilla includes everything from work-out pants, capris and lounge pants to jackets, T-shirts and camisoles, McNabb says. Coordinating pieces will be added in color palettes that change monthly to complement the look, she adds.

At the Tranquility shop in Dillard’s at Governor’s Square Mall a specialized staff of certified yoga and Pilates instructors will guide customers through all the movements for picking out the right active apparel, for whatever their fitness need, from meditation to stretching to Pilates.

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