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When Your Spouse is arrested for DUI

It usually happens on Friday or Saturday night. You get a phone call from a number you don’t recognize. You don’t pick up. But the person keeps calling. When you finally do pick up, you hear the message: “This is a collect call from [your spouse’s name, in their voice].” They’re calling you from jail.… Read More »

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Franklin Street Secures New First Watch Location for Brooklyn Station

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

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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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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Amelia Toffee Lands Sweet Deal with Gate Stores

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

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

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

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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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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