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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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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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Enough is Enough: 2017 and You

By Marshall Reddy As of this writing, there is just over one month before the end of 2016. That’s it. One year older, 365 sunsets and one year closer to taking that inevitable final breath. If that sounds depressing, it is, at least it is for the millions of Americans that merely exist in their… Read More »

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Not-So-Secret Rules of Business Etiquette

Have you ever heard, “Don’t place your elbows on the table…it isn’t polite,” only to be left wondering, “Why is this such a bad thing?” There are a myriad of small actions that we’ve taken in business meetings, networking events, and other professional gatherings, that shaped the outcomes of those meetings in ways that we… Read More »

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Setting Yourself Up for Success with Goal-Setting Life hacks

by Jan Spence Do you remember how you set your goals when you were little? “When I grow up, I’m going to be a nurse!” “A veterinarian!” “An astronaut!” “A dinosaur!” Then you grew up and became a business leader (not that there’s anything wrong with that). We tend to set our goals the same… Read More »

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Impact Player: David Miller

Each issue of Advantage features an “Impact Player” from United Way of Northeast Florida, as a means to highlight the contributions that local volunteers make to our community. As the Lead Investor of United Way’s social innovation project, Upstream, Brightway Insurance Chairman David Miller is driving groundbreaking approaches to long-standing community challenges. A collaborative effort… Read More »

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Keep Options Open With Networking

Carey Hepler was comfortable in Corporate America. He had formed fruitful relationships as he had ascended through giants such as Citibank and Florida Blue—or so he had thought. Like countless counterparts across corporations nationwide, it was only after he was laid off in 2009 that he realized he concentrated too much on his work to… Read More »

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Impact Player: Brumos Automotive

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. Brumos Automotive supports the United Way with volunteer time and donations. 1) HOW LONG HAS THE COMPANY BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE UNITED WAY? Brumos Automotive has… Read More »

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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 »

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Imact Player: Allan Schuetze

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 HR manager for The Bruss Company, part of the Tyson Foods Family, Allan Schuetze has coordinated United Way campaigns at several plants. How did you… Read More »

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