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Cuddly Companions Make Congenial Coworkers Cheaper LED Lighting Means Big Returns For Companies Big And Small Make the Right Decisions: Commercial Real Estate Market Present and Future. How to Avoid Pitfalls When Buying Or Selling A Business Rethinking Tourism: Visit Jacksonville Adds Value to More Than Just the Hospitality Industry Capitalizing on Sports Tourism
 

Cuddly Companions Make Congenial Coworkers

Lisa Almeida’s beloved boating dog Buddy is more than a pet. He’s a part of her business. His warm welcomes and endearing fondness for visitors, members and employees of Freedom Boat Club make him a key contributor to the company’s growth. “If there’s a dog lover or an animal lover there’s an immediate bond as… Read More »

Cheaper LED Lighting Means Big Returns For Companies Big And Small

If your monthly electricity bill approaches $20,000 for a single location even the smallest of savings can eventually make a large difference, particularly if you have few other opportunities to eke out additional profits. Not even a $1.2 million price tag would stop Scott-McRae Automotive Group from installing energy-efficient lighting and power conservation tools at… Read More »

Make the Right Decisions: Commercial Real Estate Market Present and Future.

By Scott Henley Northeast Florida’s commercial real estate market continues to strengthen, with some submarkets surging more than others. Optimistic tenants are exercising options to expand on their rights of first refusal as their businesses grow and landlords are locking in higher rental rates as they scale back concessions. Rental rates for Class A office… Read More »

How to Avoid Pitfalls When Buying Or Selling A Business

By Kate Mesic Buying or selling a business will likely be one of the defining moments of your life. Whether you are preparing to invest your life’s savings into your dream or cashing out after a lifetime of working on your business, you want to move on confidently–knowing that you made the right decision and… Read More »

Rethinking Tourism: Visit Jacksonville Adds Value to More Than Just the Hospitality Industry

You don’t need to be in the hospitality industry to benefit from tourism. That’s one of the lessons that businesses have learned by participating in Visit Jacksonville’s partnership program. The benefits of the $2.2 billion in area business sales that tourism generated in 2013 were dispersed among industries, as evidenced by the more than 22,000… Read More »

Capitalizing on Sports Tourism

By Todd Hall Local sport commissions and sport authorities are commonly tasked with securing funds to build and manage sport facilities, obtain sport franchises and to use sports and sporting events to boost the economic development and meet the needs of businesses and residents. Such is the case with the City of Jacksonville’s department of… Read More »

Visit Jacksonville Wins Marketing Award for Jax Ale Trail Campaign

28 August 2015

Visit Jacksonville, the city’s Destination Marketing Organization, has been recognized by the U.S. Travel Association with a Destination Council Destiny Award for niche targeting of the Jax Ale Trail. The award was presented during the annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) in Portland Tuesday night. The Destiny Award highlights Visit Jacksonville’s successful efforts in… Read More »

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Axia Public Relations recognized with industry awards

19 August 2015

Axia Public Relations earned two awards for its outstanding grand opening PR campaign for a national restaurant and family entertainment center. Last week, the Florida Public Relations Association presented Axia Public Relations with a Golden Image Award, the top award in the special events category, and a Judges’ Award for achieving maximum results on a… Read More »

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Executive Suite Professionals Receives 2015 Best Businesses of Jacksonville Award

19 August 2015

Executive Suite Professionals has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Jacksonville Award in the Shared Office Spaces category by the Best Businesses of Jacksonville Award Program. Each year, the Best Businesses of Jacksonville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These… Read More »

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Small Businesses Can Apply for Program to Help Them Grow in 2016

14 August 2015

Small business owners looking to scale up and grow in 2016 will soon have the opportunity to do just that. ScaleUp North Florida will accept applications for its 2016 program year from August 15 – October 31, 2015. This will be the second year of the program, which is designed to create local economic impact… Read More »

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New Great Harvest Bread Co. signs lease to open in Jacksonville

14 August 2015

Local owner Lorenda Tiscornia has signed a lease to bring a new Great Harvest Bread Company bakery to Jacksonville by this fall. The new bakery will be located at 11526 Lake Mead Ave., just off of Baymeadows and Gate Parkway near Atlantic Coast High School and in front of the new Mayo Clinic by I-295.… Read More »

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Jacksonville Business Elite Parking Recognized by Governor Rick Scott

05 August 2015

Today in Tallahassee during the Florida Cabinet Meeting at the Florida Capitol Building, Jacksonville based Elite Parking Services of America (Elite Parking), a national parking and transportation management company, announced that Florida Governor Rick Scott recognized company President Dane Grey with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to businesses… Read More »

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Meredith O’Malley Johnson Joins Community First Credit Union

31 July 2015

Community First Credit Union has appointed Meredith O’Malley Johnson as its director of corporate partnerships, a new position for the organization. Johnson will assume the role on August 3. Johnson will be responsible for attracting new membership by creating and nurturing relationships with key employers, educators and community groups. She will also be tasked with… Read More »

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Buick Encore to be given away at Jaguars game

31 July 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars are teaming up with the Nimnicht Family of Dealerships to give away a 2015 Buick Encore to a lucky Jaguars fan. The car will be presented on the field during the Jaguars’ preseason game on August 28 at EverBank Field against the Detroit Lions. Fans are encouraged to look for the branded… Read More »

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One Month to Grant Ten Scholarships Monthly to Women in Tech

30 July 2015

New York, New York – Summer 2015 – Mattan Griffel, Co-Founder and CEO of Y Combinator-backed One Month, the first-ever online school for accelerated learning on growth hacking, business development and coding, is offering a series of scholarships to women in the tech industry. Each month, ten women will be selected to win a scholarship… Read More »

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Jacksonville Jaguars launch suite of digital engagement products to enhance “second screen” experience

22 July 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced a suite of innovative digital technologies designed to further develop and enhance their fans’ overall online brand experience, as part of their #MOREJAX marketing and digital campaign. The all-new Jaguars emoji keyboard, the “Wall of Duval” social aggregator tool and Jaguars Twitter Mirror will all provide fans with unique and exciting… Read More »

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Tad Dickman promoted to Senior Manager, Public Relations

21 July 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted Tad Dickman to Senior Manager, Public Relations for the team effective immediately. He is replacing Ryan Robinson, who is leaving for a position at the University of Tennessee after 10 seasons with the Jaguars. “Tad has a bright future in this business and this promotion is a great opportunity for… Read More »

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Visit Jacksonville Awarded International Accreditation

17 July 2015

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has approved Visit Jacksonville for accreditation as part of their Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). This prestigious honor recognizes Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVB) and Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) that meet the highest level of quality and performance standards within the industry. More than 2,000 destination marketing organizations exist worldwide,… Read More »

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Native Sun Natural Foods Market Announces Opening Date for New Store in Jacksonville Beach

15 July 2015

Native Sun Natural Foods Market, North Florida’s leading organic grocery retailer, expects to open its Jacksonville Beach location at the corner of 3rd Street and 15th Avenue North on September 4, 2015. With the opening date set, Native Sun owner Aaron Gottlieb addressed his decision to bring Native Sun to Jacksonville Beach, saying that, “the… Read More »

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New program aims to help adjudicated youth get jobs this summer

13 July 2015

It can be tough for a young person to find a job, especially if he or she has had a brush with the law. FreshMinistries and Career Source Northeast Florida are partnering with the Department of Juvenile Justice to open doors for adjudicated youth and get them into paid employment within the next few weeks.… Read More »

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Analytics Partners expand staff

09 July 2015

Analytics Partners announces it has hired a new team member for its growing staff based in Jacksonville. Analytics Partners has appointed Jayesh Garg to become Senior Database Administrator. As a Senior Database Administrator Garg designs, installs and manages all client databases. He provides ongoing system support for database engineering and configuration. Garg has 24 years… Read More »

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Marketing to the Vital Few. Get it Right.

07 July 2015

Renowned speaker, Stan Phelps to return to Jacksonville on July 23rd. “Today’s organizations must focus on meaningful differentiation to win the hearts of both employees and customers,” according to Stan Phelps, a marketer, speaker, author and the founder of 9 INCH marketing. Back by popular demand, stemming from his appearance last year to a standing… Read More »

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Three fast-growing staffing firms merge as Alluvion Staffing

07 July 2015

Alluvion Staffing increases its market share with the additions of Reichard Staffing and RDW Professional Staffing. The three companies have combined under a single brand: Alluvion Staffing. As a result of the merger, Alluvion is one of the largest privately owned staffing firms in the Northeast Florida region. The merger increases Alluvion’s revenues by more… Read More »

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Downtown Vision, Inc. Presents The Elbow Bender This Thursday

07 July 2015

WHAT: The Elbow Bender is a one-night party combining free outdoor concerts, parking lot parties, food trucks, plus specials and entertainment at more than a dozen Downtown bars and restaurants. The Bender will kick off ongoing Thursday evening promotions in The Elbow. WHAT: Thursday, July 9 from 6-10 p.m. with after dark programming throughout The… Read More »

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Kate Mesic Named to Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ 2015 Class of Leaders in the Law

30 June 2015

The Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) selected attorney Kate Mesic to be a member of its 2015 Class of Leaders in the Law at the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention held in Boca Raton on June 24th. Mesic received the award as a member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA), which is the Jacksonville… Read More »

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Advanced Disposal Announces Derick Redding as General Manager in Jacksonville and Atlantic Beach

25 June 2015

Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, is pleased to promote Derick Redding to general manager.  In his new role, he will oversee the company’s Jacksonville commercial hauling location responsible for commercial operations and the Atlantic Beach exclusive residential and commercial franchise. “Derick has a solid understanding of all that encompasses a hauling location –… Read More »

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