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Making Sense of Millennial Mayhem Real Estate Excitement: Evaluating opportunities and the buy or lease decision How Much? How Fast? The Cold, Hard Truth about Selling Your Business Printing Design and Execution – Popular Misconceptions about Packaging Brokerage/Consulting The Secrets to Communicating with Clarity The Hidden Cost of Managing Your Accounts Receivable
 

Making Sense of Millennial Mayhem

3 tips to help you maximize the next generation By Josh Pelham So much has been written about these millennial creatures. They are the generation that moves at microwave speed between normal life and the digital realm, occasionally poking their heads into the real world for some much needed air. You can already picture him.… Read More »

Real Estate Excitement: Evaluating opportunities and the buy or lease decision

Housing Boom Creates Commercial Opportunities Young workers, growing companies and favorable interest rates are driving demand for housing in Northeast Florida. The resulting boom in the residential real estate market is fueling commercial development as well, centered around the strongest pockets of growth. Multi-family housing is surging as recent college graduates lured by career opportunities… Read More »

How Much? How Fast? The Cold, Hard Truth about Selling Your Business

By Kim Deas After working it for more than 22 years, everyone in town knew their business. Surely it was worth a lot of money, right? Well, after having the business listed for more a year at a what seemed like a steal of a price for such a legacy in this town, there were… Read More »

Printing Design and Execution – Popular Misconceptions about Packaging Brokerage/Consulting

By Al Bagocius Up tp to 3 percent of corporate revenues are spent on document printing costs, but more than 90 percent of companies are unaware of those very real expenses. During this time of continued economic uncertainty, a failure to at least recognize and attempt to manage these hard expenses seems at best wasteful,… Read More »

The Secrets to Communicating with Clarity

By Mark A Vickers From the sales floor to the boardroom, your ability to deliver a message with clarity will have a dramatic impact on your success. When it comes to your spoken communications, planning and preparation allows you to deliver your message more effectively, increasing the likelihood others will respond as desired. As you… Read More »

The Hidden Cost of Managing Your Accounts Receivable

By Tom Green Companies must make the best use of their assets if they are to maintain and expand their missions. Knowing the true cost of your accounts receivable and how to reduce it are critical for liquidity and efficiency. However, determining how much cost accounts receivable actually add is often a misunderstood and controversial… Read More »

Save the Date: Business Community to Set a World Record!

20 November 2014

Business owners, executives and other leaders of the community will come together April 1, 2015 at the Morocco Shrine Center to prove that Jacksonville is the most business-friendly city in America and set a real world record at the same time! Jacksonville’s pro-business environment is consistently rated highly in terms of being a best place… Read More »

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty uses facetime to show and sell homes

20 November 2014

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, Northeast Florida’s most dynamic and innovative real estate firm, offers a fully virtual home buying and selling experience using FaceTime™. “Our team understands how challenging it can be to bring everyone together for a real estate transaction,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda… Read More »

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Rethreaded invites the Jacksonville community to “Shop for Freedom”

12 November 2014

Rethreaded, a local nonprofit who believes every individual can experience self-worth and value to communally change the world we live in, will be holding their Annual Grace Holiday Sale at the newly designed Rethreaded Retail Space. Make this Holiday meaningful by giving gifts that change lives.  Rethreaded will be open on Saturday, November 15th, 2014… Read More »

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Anna Brosche Campaign Raises Over $150,000

12 November 2014

Brosche Campaign Continues to Raise More Funds than any Other Campaign for City Council Including Raising Nearly $17,000 in October Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, has raised $151,158.05 in total contributions since announcing her candidacy in January. Brosche has received 469 contributions from over 420 unique individuals and businesses for a… Read More »

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Paul Davis names new employees to serve customers in North Florida

11 November 2014

Mike and Marguerite Mumford, owners of Paul Davis Restoration of North Florida have named five new employees to serve customers throughout the company’s service territory. Lori Yelton has been named as an estimator assistant. Chris Roland is a new estimator. New project managers include Jeff Berkowitz, Phil Craine, and Rick Valente. Yelton will be responsible… Read More »

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Prodigy Home Loans Adds Industry Veteran to Team of Mortgage Professionals

10 November 2014

Allen Touchton has joined Prodigy Home Loans as a mortgage loan professional. A Jacksonville native and a U.S. Navy veteran, Touchton brings more than 21 years of industry experience to help his clients find the best mortgage terms and rates for their individual situation. Touchton attributes much of his success as a loan professional to… Read More »

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Local Firms Named Among Nation’s Top Contractors

03 November 2014

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, and Stellar Energy, a global provider of energy plant solutions, have been ranked as the nation’s top contractors in six market categories by Engineering News-Record (ENR), the construction industry’s leading trade publication. Stellar and Stellar Energy’s headquarters are located in Mandarin.… Read More »

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LIVE event: The Great Debate Buy vs Lease your business space

31 October 2014

On November 5th, industry experts Kim Israel, Paul Porter, Thom Wilkenson, and Kristen Tackett have joined together to analyze real case scenarios and discuss the significant decision nearly every business owner will make. Should they buy or lease their business space? We are trying to make this even as entertaining as possible and will be… Read More »

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Signet Development Celebrates Ceremonial Groundbreaking on Entrepreneurial-Based Academic Living Learning Community in Partnership with the University of Florida

29 October 2014

Signet Development, a strategic real estate development and capital solutions company, today celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for Infinity Hall, an entrepreneurial-based academic residential community at The University of Florida (UF). “Infinity Hall is the first private sector finance project to arise from the vision of public-private partnership that defines Innovation Square” This is the first… Read More »

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Businesses, Schools And County Commissions Celebrate Manufacturing Month In October

29 October 2014

Manufacturers, related businesses, high schools, the Jacksonville City Council and surrounding county commissions teamed up with the First Coast Manufacturers Association to conduct a variety of events to celebrate October as “Manufacturing Month” throughout the First Coast.   Jacksonville & Surrounding County Commissions Proclaim Manufacturers Month October was proclaimed “Manufacturing Month” by the Jacksonville City… Read More »

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A Live or Die Decision

29 October 2014

The title may be overstating things a bit, but every small and growing business is faced with seemingly game-changing decisions. It could be buying equipment, hiring a key employee or even taking on an investor. As a small business, we don’t  have the luxury of the Fortune 500 crowd, whose good decisions affect the bottom… Read More »

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Impact Player: Rick McCombs

29 October 2014

Each issue of Advantage features an “Impact Player” from the United Way of Northeast Florida, as a means to highlight the contributions that local volunteers make to our community. As president of Flowers Baking Company of Jacksonville, LLC, Rick McCombs has championed the company’s involvement in the United Way, talking with each of his 250… Read More »

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First Coast Manufacturers Association announces 2014 Manufacturers Awards

16 October 2014

The First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) announced the winners of its 2014 “Excellence In Manufacturing” awards at a banquet honoring nominees and winners at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island at its second annual Manufacturing Summit. The three Manufacturer of the Year awards went to: Georgia-Pacific Corporation Georgia Pacific was recognized for its active participation in FCMA… Read More »

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One Spark to Announce Enhancements to 2015 Creator Experience

14 October 2014

One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival, will announce enhancements to the 2015 creator experience on Thursday, Oct. 16, 6pm, at the “Project Launch: Masters of the Pitch” event at MOCA. WHO:  One Spark Executive Director and COO Joe Sampson Pitch Expert Al Emerick WHAT: One Spark 2015 announcement about enhancements to the creator experience. WHEN:        6 –… Read More »

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Financial Design Associates’ Glenn honored with FSP’s Chapter of the Year

10 October 2014

Financial Design Associates, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), congratulates Steven L. Glenn, CLU, ChFC, MSM, MSFS in his honor with the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) award, Chapter of the Year, in the Society’s 2013-14 Excellence in Chapter Achievement (ECA) program. The award is… Read More »

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JU Simulation Training and Applied Research (STAR) Center named one of only four Regional Training Centers in Florida

09 October 2014

Jacksonville University’s new Simulation Training and Applied Research (STAR) Center is one of only four statewide hubs to be named a Regional Training Center, which will bring higher levels of training for College of Health Sciences faculty to benefit students and the area health care community. The designation by the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance arose… Read More »

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Trillium Capital Resources delivers $16.08 million HUD loan commitment on 232 Unit Apartment Project

09 October 2014

Trillium Capital Resources (TCR) announced today the successful financing commitment of a $16.08 million multifamily Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan through their partner Red Capital Group.  The 232 unit multifamily project is located in Madison, Alabama and will receive a fixed rate financing package for 35 years. “We have the privilege of assisting our… Read More »

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Florida SBDC invests in LivePlan, business planning and management software, to grow SMBs faster

06 October 2014

The Florida SBDC Network chose Palo Alto Software’s flagship business planning and tracking software, LivePlan, to help small businesses better plan and track for growth as a part of alarger statewide initiative to boost economic development. The Florida SBDC Network, which oversees 40 local offices statewide, purchased 500 LivePlan licenses to be available for small… Read More »

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Distinguished veteran, top higher ed administrator join JU staff in key leadership posts

03 October 2014

Jacksonville University has named distinguished military veteran and senior banking executive Michael Fleming as its Chief Government, Military & Community Relations Officer, along with top law school administrator Teresa Heekin Davlantes as inaugural Executive Director of the University’s new Entrepreneurism, Policy, Innovation & Commerce (EPIC) initiative. Fleming, a retired Brigadier General and former Managing Director… Read More »

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Juror registration opens for One Spark 2015

03 October 2014

Juror registration opened today for One Spark 2015, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival. One Spark is seeking three to five jurors to serve as subject experts in each of the six creator project categories – art, education, health & science, music, social good and technology. A panel of jurors in each category will independently select the… Read More »

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