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JAX Chamber announces 2017 Small Business Leader of the Year winners

The JAX Chamber announced its 2017 Small Business Leader of the Year winners. The winners are: Melody Shacter, TerraWise Homes, Arlington Council Calvin Bryant, C7 Creative, Beaches Division Denon Perry, Town Planner Calendar, Entrepreneurial Growth Division Liz Pierce, MomentStrong, Health Council Kevin Johnson, Secure Ideas, Jacksonville IT Council Randall Smith, SBS Promotional Solutions, Mandarin Council… Read More »

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The GriggsGroup rebrands firm to better reflect business mission

The GriggsGroup, CPAs of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL announced on Friday to employees, clients and stakeholders that it is re-branding the firm to better align with its core business strategy.  Managing Partner Peter Reynolds told the staff this afternoon that The GriggsGroup will be known from this point forward as Pivot CPAs, staking its claim… Read More »

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SBA Seeks Nominations for 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the 2017 North Florida Small Business Person of the Year and several other small business awards. In recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the American economy and society, the President of the United States designates one week each year as National Small Business… Read More »

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Local Comfort Keepers® Wins Award for Operational Excellence

Local Comfort Keepers® franchise owner, Kathryn Murphy R.N.  was recently awarded the Operational Excellence award by CK Franchising, Inc., franchisor of Comfort Keepers in-home senior care franchise network, for consistent delivery of exceptional service to clients, employees, and the community.  Murphy was one of 13 franchisees selected from over 340 franchisees for this prestigious award.… Read More »

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Florida SBDC Network Announces 2016 Performance Excellence Award Winners

The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Performance Excellence Awards. The awards, which were presented in Orlando by Florida SBDC Network CEO and State Director Michael Myhre in September as part of the network’s 40th anniversary celebration, annually recognize top personnel, volunteers… Read More »

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Jacksonville Mayor, City Officials to Help Break Ground for Future IKEA Store

WHAT: IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, will break ground on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, on its future Jacksonville store. The 290,000 square-foot store opens Fall 2017 on 25 acres along the northwestern corner of Interstate 295 and Gate Parkway, and will employ 250 coworkers. In addition to nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, this future… Read More »

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John Peyton Named 2018 JAX Chamber Chair

The JAX Chamber Board of Directors on Friday morning selected John Peyton as 2018 Chamber Chair. Peyton, a former Jacksonville mayor who is now president of GATE Petroleum Company, currently serves on the Chamber’s board and will begin as Chair-elect in January 2017. “In the ever expanding global marketplace, we must continue to aggressively tell… Read More »

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IKEA secures contractors for its future Jacksonville store

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced contractors are hired for building its future Jacksonville store, the fifth such store in the State of Florida.  Pending remaining permits, this progress allows the project to continue on track for site work to commence, with groundbreaking next month and a store opening in Fall 2017,… Read More »

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Stellar Promotes Brian Kappele and Brian Reeves

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has promoted two of its leaders to new officer positions. Brian Kappele has been named Executive Vice President, Food & Beverage Facility Services. A 17-year veteran of the company, Kappele will now oversee all of Food & Beverage Facility Services, including… Read More »

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Small Businesses Can Apply for Program to Help Them Grow in 2017

Small business owners looking to scale up and grow in 2017 will soon have the opportunity to do just that. ScaleUp North Florida will accept applications for its 2017 program year from now until October 31, 2016. This will be the third year of the program, which is designed to create local economic impact by… Read More »

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