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Pulled over for DUI? What happens next?

First of all, I hope you are never in this situation. But here are some important things that people wish they’d known before they are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. People are often confused about what happens next when blue lights come up behind them. It’s helpful to understand a typical DUI… Read More »

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2017 Small Business Leader of the Year

Leading with Verve, Courage and Boldness: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Owner Sarah Marie Johnston By Susan Burnell There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before a perfectly-plated entrée reaches the table. Likewise, a vast amount of unseen effort goes into starting and sustaining a successful restaurant business. Sarah Marie Johnston will tell you… Read More »

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If nothing changes, nothing changes

The story goes something like this. Bob is a moderately successful corporate type. He has put in the time and has sat through enough corporate meetings for a lifetime.  Somewhere along the way, he became unfulfilled, hit his max pay rate and now doubts why he sold the last 20 years of his professional life… Read More »

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What your employee background checks may not be telling you

By Kate Mesic For most hiring managers, performing a criminal background check is part of the hiring process. We all want to make great staff decisions because the emotional and economic cost of a bad hire can be enormous. While performing a background check is very well accepted and prudent practice, it’s important to understand… Read More »

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5 Dangers Of Planning Your Own Trip To A Foreign Country

The appeal of the exotic is enough to afflict even the most content person with wanderlust. It’s in our nature to want to occasionally escape our regimented lives and experience another’s way of life. While traveling can be a fascinating experience, it can also be full of pitfalls and dangers that most tourists may not… Read More »

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There is never a good time to start your own business

It’s true. There is never a good time to start your own business. As we get more established and go through life, we gain more, consume more and have more people dependent on us.  Think back to your life just after school. You were likely single, didn’t own much and could devote energy into whatever… Read More »

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Franklin Street Secures New First Watch Location for Brooklyn Station

24 March 2017

Franklin Street, the exclusive leasing representative for First Watch Restaurants, announces the popular, Tampa-based breakfast-brunch- lunch concept is opening three new locations in the area, the newest to be located in the former site of Corner Bakery at Brooklyn Station on Riverside Avenue. Construction on the Brooklyn Station location will commence this summer. The building… Read More »

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Top SBA Lenders Named for FY16

03 March 2017

North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 1,128 loans through its North Florida District Office, valued at nearly $572 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2016.  The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal… Read More »

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Amelia Toffee Lands Sweet Deal with Gate Stores

21 February 2017

Amelia Toffee Company has expanded its product line to enter the convenience store market. The artisan toffee company is now selling three newly-developed products at 26 GATE retail stores: Southern Heat Peanut Toffee, Bold Brew Peanut Toffee and Salty Bean Coffee Toffee. Amelia Toffee continues to offer a separate line of innovative artisan toffees at… Read More »

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Downtown Vision Announces 2017 #DTJax Award Winners

14 February 2017

Downtown Vision, Downtown Jacksonville’s non-profit Business Improvement District announced today the winners of the second annual #DTJax Awards who will be celebrated at the upcoming #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams. The #DTJax Awards recognize community leaders who work to create a vibrant environment, who support economic revitalization efforts through the activation of underutilized resources, job… Read More »

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Akerman’s Christian George Named President-Elect of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

08 February 2017

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas and the largest law firm in Florida, today announced litigation Partner Christian George has been elected by the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) to serve as president-elect in 2017. He will be sworn in as president-elect… Read More »

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Pivot CPAs Promotes Several to Senior Positions

01 February 2017

Pivot CPAs’ Managing Partner Peter Reynolds announced the promotions of several key employees.  Pivot CPAs, formerly known as The Griggs Group until a rebrand in December, is one of the largest independently owned and operated CPA firms in Jacksonville.  Said Reynolds, “Our company is built not simply on people who are good at their jobs,… Read More »

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Jumbo Shrimp add four to front office staff

12 January 2017

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are opening the new year with four recently added staff members, and two continuing staff in new positions, as the club prepares for the 2017 Southern League season and the first Jumbo Shrimp game at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Wednesday, April 12, at 7:05 p.m. New to the Jumbo Shrimp… Read More »

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JAX Chamber announces 2017 Small Business Leader of the Year winners

21 December 2016

The JAX Chamber announced its 2017 Small Business Leader of the Year winners. The winners are: Melody Shacter, TerraWise Homes, Arlington Council Calvin Bryant, C7 Creative, Beaches Division Denon Perry, Town Planner Calendar, Entrepreneurial Growth Division Liz Pierce, MomentStrong, Health Council Kevin Johnson, Secure Ideas, Jacksonville IT Council Randall Smith, SBS Promotional Solutions, Mandarin Council… Read More »

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The GriggsGroup rebrands firm to better reflect business mission

05 December 2016

The GriggsGroup, CPAs of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL announced on Friday to employees, clients and stakeholders that it is re-branding the firm to better align with its core business strategy.  Managing Partner Peter Reynolds told the staff this afternoon that The GriggsGroup will be known from this point forward as Pivot CPAs, staking its claim… Read More »

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SBA Seeks Nominations for 2017

22 November 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the 2017 North Florida Small Business Person of the Year and several other small business awards. In recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the American economy and society, the President of the United States designates one week each year as National Small Business… Read More »

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