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United for a Cause

Celebrating 90 years of making an impact on our community, United Way of Northeast Florida has a rich history of creating positive, lasting change. Founded as the Community Chest by a group of concerned citizens, the organization supported a variety of social services from the outset. Continuously evolving since to meet the changing needs of… Read More »

Sell Your Business without Regrets

  By Lewis Hunter “Now what?” It’s a simple question but it is not always easy for an entrepreneur to answer when selling their business. You invest so much of yourself into your business that it can be hard to distinguish where “work” ends and “life” begins. But selling your company may require you to… Read More »

4 Reasons Everyone is a Speaker and a Salesperson

Most people rank the fear of public speaking higher than their fear of death. Many will say that the thought of being a salesperson is worse than getting the flu. But there is a secret to success that will propel you to the next level:   You need to be a great Speaker and a… Read More »

Cool to Pool

Even small businesses can save big by supporting car pools. Participants in the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization’s Cool to Pool Program include some of the region’s largest employers but it does not cater to them exclusively. “Small companies tend to have more problems with parking than large companies,” said Elizabeth De Jesus, commuter services… Read More »

Social Media for Nonprofits

Through Kickstarter campaigns for TV series, flash mobs in the street, and memes that spread like wildfire, the Internet has shown its ability to motivate people to act for various, sometimes silly, causes. Nonprofit organizations should use this ability to organize people to their advantage. When used properly, social media marketing can encompass all the… Read More »

Employee Welfare Benefit Program Could Reduce Health-care Costs for Employer and Workers Alike

Business owners are trying just about any strategy they can to deal with the increased expenses of providing health-care coverage for employees. Rising premiums and larger deductibles are taking money from both employers and their workers, forcing some companies to reduce coverage or to cut it altogether. But employers can find savings if they look… Read More »

JU expands footprint with 40-acre land purchase south of campus

26 June 2014

Jacksonville University is pleased to announce the purchase of approximately 40 acres of riverfront property located directly south of its Arlington campus. According to University administration, the acquisition is JU’s largest in more than half a century. “The purchase of this valuable parcel of land for future development is significant. It allows Jacksonville University to… Read More »

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Sensi-Care Services, Inc. now at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

24 June 2014

SENSI-CARE SERVICES, INC. – CARING FOR THOSE WHO CARED FOR US Sensi-Care Services, Inc. is addressing a growing need in the aging population of Northeast Florida. “There are too many people being placed in nursing facilities when they would be happier and healthier living in their own homes. We offer the services that can make… Read More »

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Kiteboard WTB

19 June 2014

Ever been kiteboarding? Nope me neither. That is until my wife called my bluff and booked a lesson for me. For quite some time, I have said, “Hey that looks fun, I should try that.”  Thankfully, Robin knows what is good for me and forced me out of my comfort zone with a call to… Read More »

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ReVving Up Your Down Time

19 June 2014

Lauren Little grew up wanting a recreational vehicle, ever since she was awed by her friend’s parents’ RV when she was young. “I thought it was the coolest thing. It was a house on wheels,” Little said. RV ownership became even more appealing after Little started a business. “I don’t want to book reservations. I… Read More »

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New Technology for Professional Pavement Products Company

19 June 2014

Greg Driskell is passionate about making the world safer. As president of Professional Pavement Products, he leads a company whose mission is to make roadways safer. More than 34,000 people died on U.S. roadways in 2012, according to the most recent statistics available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yet roadway safety issues go… Read More »

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Visit Jacksonville Launches “#OnlyInJax” Instagram Campaign

18 June 2014

Just in time for summer we want you to get social with us Visit Jacksonville launches its first major tourism campaign on Instagram, encouraging residents and visitors to highlight all the special attractions, places and sights that can be found only in Jacksonville by posting images to the social network with the hashtag #OnlyInJax. To… Read More »

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Hard vs. Soft You’s, the Key to Connecting with others

17 June 2014

Your success is often impacted by how you use the word “You” when speaking to others. When you are making a sales presentation, communicating an idea, presenting from the stage, or talking to your kids, “You” will be perceived by the other person as either Hard or Soft. The Hard “You” A Hard “You” occurs… Read More »

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Northeast Florida companies and organizations raised more than $20 million to advance education, income and health initiatives

13 June 2014

United Way of Northeast Florida recognized today the businesses, individuals and community leaders who joined together to raise $20,613,702 for the organization’s annual community campaign. More than 650 people attended the Annual Meeting and Campaign Celebration at the Prime Osborn Convention Center where United Way presented 21 awards in six different categories (please see complete… Read More »

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Where is Your Business in the Business Life Cycle?

12 June 2014

By Gary and Nancy Hallett Most businesses, like their owners, follow a life cycle that patterns a beginning; followed by a season of growth, optimism and profitability; leading often to a period of peak performance. It’s the ensuing years when things tend to fade and the business is sold, merged with another company or too… Read More »

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What’s What With SEO?

12 June 2014

Ever since the Internet was born, search engine optimization (SEO) has been regarded as the holy grail of online success. With it, a website owner can generate a position on the search engines and get down to the business of doing business online. Before the year 2000, the process of SEO was relatively simple, since… Read More »

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Communicating Change Effectively

11 June 2014

By Rusty Bozman I was recently asked by a client to hold some focus group sessions with a small company they had just acquired, in order to determine what emotional and process roadblocks may have been interfering with a smooth integration. Unfortunately, what I found is very common. Confusion, misinformation, anxiety and some bad behavior… Read More »

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway opens new location in Jacksonville

11 June 2014

RACERS TAKE TO THE TRACK IN EUROPEAN STYLE INDOOR GO-KARTS Autobahn Indoor Speedway, one of the nation’s premiere indoor go-karting facilities, unveiled its second location in Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday, June 9, 2014.  Jacksonville’s newest attraction, located at 6601 Executive Park Court North, is perfect for adults and children alike, who area ready to take… Read More »

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Brosche Campaign has Raised More Funds than any Other Campaign for City Council

11 June 2014

Anna Brosche Campaign Reaches $100,000 Cash Raised Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, has raised over $100,000 in monetary donations since announcing her candidacy in January of this year.  Brosche has received over 275 unique contributions from individuals and businesses for a monetary total of $100,040 since the start of the… Read More »

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Prime Realty sells 22,000 sf office condo to Craven Land Corporation

05 June 2014

Prime Realty announced the sale of 22,000 square feet of commercial office space to Craven Land Corporation for the purchase price of $1,100,00.00. The two story building is located at 4237 Salisbury Road North in Jacksonville. Prime Realty’s CEO, Tyler Saldutti, represented the landlord, Salisbury FSG, LLC, in the transaction. “We were able to help… Read More »

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Insurance Professionals of Northeast Florida names Marguerite Mumford as 2014 Insurance Professional of the Year

02 June 2014

Insurance Professionals of Northeast Florida, an affiliate with the International Association of Insurance Professionals has named Marguerite Mumford as the 2014 Insurance Professional of the Year. Mumford received the award on May 20 during the insurance organization’s 31st Annual 2014 Industry Appreciation Night in Jacksonville. Mumford is the owner of Paul Davis Restoration offices in… Read More »

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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront welcomes new General Manager

28 May 2014

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront has welcomed Gino Caliendo as general manager. Caliendo has more than 33 years of experience in the hotel industry, all with Hyatt, and he most recently served as the general manager for six years at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Caliendo will oversee all aspects… Read More »

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First Coast Wealth Management firm adds new Portfolio Manager

16 May 2014

A Southside retirement-planning firm recently welcomed a new member to its team. Retirement Strategies, Inc. hired Thomas Haggerty, a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), as an investment research analyst and portfolio manager. Haggerty spent the previous six years as an equity analyst on Wall St. with Susquehanna International Group. He’s a member of the CFA® Society… Read More »

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Congratulations to the Healthiest Companies Winners!

15 May 2014

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council (FCWWC) along with Humana are pleased to honor 46 Healthiest Company Winners. These companies are being honored for their commitment to employee health and wellbeing. The 6th Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference and Healthiest Awards Luncheon was May 14, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The event… Read More »

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Former co-workers open independent insurance store

14 May 2014

Former colleagues Blake Rhodes and Danny Sands previously worked together at a local State Farm Insurance Agency and are reuniting to open a Brightway Insurance independent agency at 11160-132 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, Fla. “Through Brightway Insurance we have a much larger pool of companies to draw from when we’re helping our customers find the… Read More »

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Photos from Top 50 Business Influencers Celebration

14 May 2014

Like us on Facebook and tag yourself and friends in the photos from the Top 50 Business Influencers Celebration! Photos by Ken McCray Photography Post by Advantage BizMag.

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