• 01:33

    Live Show from the Spark Growth Conference

    in Technology

    A non-political show this morning!  Live interviews from the Spark Growth Conference;
    The Spark Growth Riverwalk 2013 Economic Development Summit has been referred to as "One of the most far reaching events of its type in our area, it sets the stage for future large scale initiatives to promote Economic Development and technology industry growth."
    Here is what we will cover during the day:
    Regional leaders examine current trends in disruptive technology and business models in a series of panel discussions. Keynote by Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer of Dell.
    “Yes, there is money” “Why here? Why now?” “Disruptive Technologies and Disruptive Business Models: In a perfect economy where is growth and return?” “Home grown tech: What is coming out of Florida Universities and What some companies are doing about it” “Entrepreneurial Microclimates: Our secret weapon” From funding resources, technology transfer and commercialization, why Florida and why now to entrepreneurial micro-climates, don’t miss this interesting look at our burgeoning Florida eco-system.
    Admission for the day and the evening waterfront reception is $85, more information: http://sparkgrowth.net.
    Thank you, Sara Hand, for organizing this.

  • 02:02

    Guest Sara Hand from BarCamp

    in Politics Progressive

    I wanted to make sure that you had a personal invitation from me to the Economic Development discussion this weekend at the new Bradenton Riverwalk.
    We have gotten some great media coverage and just had the High Tech Corridor come on as a significant supporter this last week.
    What are they saying about Riverwalk 2013: Summit? Conference Hopes to Spark Manatee
    More Spark Growth Economic Summit Press Fest for resurgent community
    The Spark Growth: Riverwalk 2013 Economic Development Summit has been referred to as One of the most far reaching events of its type in our area, it sets the stage for future large scale initiatives to promote Economic Development and technology industry growth.
    Here is what we will cover during the day:
    Regional leaders examine current trends in disruptive technology and business models in a series of panel discussions. Keynote by Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer of Dell.
    Disruptive Technologies and Disruptive Business Models: In a perfect economy where is growth and return?”
    Home grown tech: What is coming out of Florida Universities and What some companies are doing about it
    Entrepreneurial Microclimates: Our secret weapon
    From funding resources, technology transfer and commercialization, why Florida and why now to entrepreneurial micro-climates; don’t miss this interesting look at our burgeoning Florida eco-system.
    Admission day and the evening waterfront reception are $85, more information: sparkgrowth.net.
     

  • 00:59

    Dan Tudor of Tudor Wines and RADOG

    in Wine

    On the island of Hvar in Crotia, the Tudor family has grown grapes and lavender for hundreds of years in a small village called Valo Grovia. The island of Hvar is the longest Adriatic island. It has plenty of lavender fields, olive groves, and vineyards. Hvar is, no doubt, an exceptional island, both in summer and winter. Due to its mild winter climate and rich subtropical vegetation, it has also been called the Croatian Madeira. An average of 2724 hours of sunshine per year makes Hvar one of the sunniest places in Croatia.

    This tradition of growing grapes continued when Christians’ grandfathers moved to California and planted table grape vineyards in the 1920’s. These are Dan Tudor and Sons and Vincent B. Zaninovich farms located in Delano, California. Christian worked at Dan Tudor and Sons during the summer picking seasons throughout high school and college 1988-1998.

    Dan Tudor first made wine in 1982 while working for cousin Louie Lucas, the founding and managing partner of Tepuesquet Vineyards in the Santa Maria valley. There were 1700 acres of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, and Riesling to choose from. The 1982 and 1983 wines along with a 1983 sparkling wine all won 1st and 2nd place awards in the Santa Barbara County Fair and later at the Santa Cruz County Fair amateur wine competitions. Dan, inspired and encouraged, began his lifelong goal to start a winery and make world-class wine.

    In 1997, Dan began his quest and discovered Monterey County’s potential as top-flight winegrowing region. Its vast microclimates and terroir allow for over 40 different grape varieties but it was Pinot Noir that Dan pursued. Dan’s first cousin Christian Tudor, committed to preserving the family tradition, teamed up with Dan to start Tudor Wines and create handcrafted wines.

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