Our Top Reads of 2016

Revisiting some of our most popular articles of the last year.

Before we can officially welcome in the new year, we must always reflect on the past.

The best way to move forward in business, and in life, is to remember previous experiences—what happened, how things were handled, what worked, what didn’t—and grow from them.

It’s also important to think about the impression we made on others. In order for Gulfshore Business to do this, we took to our social media analytics to see which of our stories resonated with readers most.

Stories honoring others garnered the most attention. According to social media insights, readers were eager to learn more about David Acevedo, Lipman Produce, Sylvia Dorisme, Maria Luisa Malta Carter, Javed Kapadia and Lee Health, who were recognized as leaders of diversity in Southwest Florida.

Fans also took note of 2016 Lifetime Achievers David Lucas, Arden McCurdy and Jacke McCurdy, who were honored for their significant contributions to Southwest Florida over the years.

And we can’t fail to mention our 40 under 40 class of 2016, which included Jacob Ackerman, Jennifer Adams, Brittany Balbo, and many more.

Many readers showed interest in Southern Fresh Farms, which sells homegrown produce and tilapia and provides education tours onsite. Others clicked on our piece about 21 Spices by Chef Asif, a Naples-based Indian restaurant with flavorful menu items and plenty of craft cocktails.

Entourage Managers, a business that matches employers with employees based on personality traits, received quite a few clicks, as did our profiles on Guerilla Media and Oskari Kariste

"Passion Players," a January 2016 feature about four Southwest Florida thespians, was also top in popularity.

As we enter into 2017, Gulfshore Business would like to thank all of its loyal readers and followers for showing interest in our words and the surrounding business community. We wish you all a very happy new year.

Revisit some of our other past articles here.