CATEGORIES

Vy Star Home
Featured Stories
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 Giving Your Business Room to Grow: How One Man’s Passion for a Business Incubator is Changing the City
 

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 »

Giving Your Business Room to Grow: How One Man’s Passion for a Business Incubator is Changing the City

Kevin Grant enjoys helping people and he has ample opportunity to do so as interim director of Beaver Street Enterprise Center. As home to about two dozen small businesses, the 25,000-square-foot core-city business incubator is a hub of entrepreneurial activity and a nexus for community outreach. Grant is bolstering the resources available to BSEC’s tenant… Read More »

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

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 »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

Jax Cannons, Pro Ultimate, Bidding for Playoffs

24 June 2015

Cannons sit a half game out of the playoff race after 4 straight wins Coming off a pair of road wins in North Carolina, which boosted the Jacksonville Cannons American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) Power Ranking to #6 out of 25, the Cannons prepared to host the new divisional first place team in another must-win… Read More »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

Stellar New Hires and Promotions

23 June 2015

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has hired two new employees and promoted three project managers. The new employees are: Bill Stinson, Vice President, Institutional Markets Stinson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami University and has more than 35 years of commercial construction experience.… Read More »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

American Family Care Acquires Jacksonville Franchise

22 June 2015

American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, announced today that it has acquired its only franchise clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Located at 13457 Atlantic Boulevard, the location was opened in October 2010 by local physician Kay Holmes, MD and former Blue Cross Blue Shield executive Ellen Sullivan… Read More »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

Brightway Insurance Celebrates Two Growth Milestones

18 June 2015

As Brightway Insurance nears its 8th anniversary in business, Brightway has achieved two growth milestones, the company announced. Brightway, in business since 2008, is the nation’s seventh largest Personal Lines independent agency retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. As of June 1, the company has sold 250,000 policies and… Read More »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

Chicken Salad Chick Jacksonville Grand Opening Today

17 June 2015

Fast-casual restaurant franchise to open 36th location Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, opens its first Jacksonville location today. The restaurant will be located in the Reedy Branch Commons at 10920 Baymeadows Road, Unit 12, Jacksonville FL, 32256. Owner Becky Roland, of the Wishbone Group, looks forward to welcoming guests to the… Read More »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

​2nd Annual Tech Coast Conference Registration Now Open

17 June 2015

The City of Jacksonville, Jax Chamber Information Technology Council and Florida State College at Jacksonville opened registration this week for the second annual Northeast Florida signature information technology event, Tech Coast Conference. The 2015 Tech Coast Conference is scheduled for Friday, August 28 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center at 1000 Water Street. The all… Read More »

Read Full Story

Posted in Breaking News, JAX Briefs0 Comments

28aug7:00 am- 6:00 pmTech Coast Conference7:00 am - 6:00 pm 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville FL 32204
17sep - 19sep 179:00 amsep 19INNOVATIVE AND HEALTH CARE DELIVERY START-UP ABSTRACTS9:00 am - 5:00 pm (19)

Community first video ad

home

Call Judy
Worksource
Brent Ross

home

unitedway
Visit Jax
121 financial