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Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG Shared Executive Office Space Offers Clients Chances to Save and Collaborate Slice Through Marketing Noise with a Brand Messaging Platform Built on Archetypes Transportation and Logistics on the Move Wi-Fi is better than candy United for a Cause
 

Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG

©Ken McCray Photography Earl Benton doesn’t let a good idea go to waste. The president of Jacksonville-based beverage distributor Champion Brands was initially thwarted in his attempt to use compressed natural gas for his fleet of trucks. But he is now helping to herald in what could be a new era of alternative fuel usage… Read More »

Shared Executive Office Space Offers Clients Chances to Save and Collaborate

Lisa Gufford was told once to never settle for less and to never sacrifice cost for quality. She has taken both to heart as the Co-founder/Managing Member of Executive Suite Professionals, a full-service, all-inclusive executive business center located on the 14th floor Downtown’s EverBank Center. Spacious executive suites overlooking the St. Johns River and the… Read More »

Slice Through Marketing Noise with a Brand Messaging Platform Built on Archetypes

By Dave Barbush Consumers are bombarded by thousands of marketing messages every day. There are ads in social media; ads in apps; ads on the air. One can’t even go to the restroom without seeing an ad. To get your message to your end-user, you need to cut through all this noise. You need to… Read More »

Transportation and Logistics on the Move

The logistics and supply chain management industry is on the move, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education is helping area employers keep up. UNF has helped more than 300 professionals attain a Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL), which helps them advance their careers while supporting their employer’s growth and the… Read More »

Wi-Fi is better than candy

By Jason Reynolds More and more small business owners across Jacksonville are making Wi-Fi available to their customers. As you might expect, these tech-savvy businesses across the First Coast include restaurants and coffee shops. But they also include doctors’ offices, vehicle repair shops, bookstores, hair salons, and car dealerships—in fact, every kind of small, main… Read More »

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 »

Anna Brosche campaign endorsed by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Florida First Coast Chapter

27 August 2014

The Anna Brosche Campaign today announced the endorsement of the Florida First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC). The ABC Florida First Coast Chapter includes 11 Northeast Florida counties, including Duval County. ABC has the strongest network of commercial and industrial contractors in the state of Florida with five chapter offices,… Read More »

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Volunteers in Medicine welcomes new CEO, kicks off fundraising campaign

26 August 2014

Mary Pat Corrigan to Lead Health Care Not-For-Profit Serving Jacksonville’s Working Uninsured Mary Pat Corrigan, a senior leadership professional with more than 20 years of experience in health care and IT, has been named chief executive officer of Volunteers in Medicine at a crucial time in the evolution of health care. The not-for-profit organization runs… Read More »

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Health Planning Council Board of Directors appoints new Chief Executive Officer

25 August 2014

Effective Sept. 2, Deanna McDonald will assume responsibility as the Chief Executive Officer of the Health Planning Council, an organization whose mission for more than 40 years has been to champion healthy communities, lifestyles and accessible, quality health and wellness in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia counties. “The board conducted an… Read More »

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Axia Public Relations receives PR Association Award

22 August 2014

Axia Public Relations, a PR firm that specializes in national public relations campaigns, received recognition from the Florida Public Relations Association last week at its annual Golden Image Awards. Axia Public Relations, including CEO Jason Mudd, APR, and account manager Marjorie Comer, received the Judges’ Award at the 2014 Golden Image Awards in Orlando, Florida… Read More »

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Local social Entrepreneurship Rethreaded unveils their newly designed retail space

22 August 2014

Rethreaded, a local nonprofit who believes every individual can experience self-worth and value to communally change the world we live in, will be hosting the Grand Opening of their Retail Space on Saturday, September 13th 2014 10am to 5pm, located at 820 Barnett Street Jacksonville Florida 32209. Rethreaded invites the Jacksonville community to “Shop for… Read More »

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Tech Coast Conference could become signature event

21 August 2014

The inaugural Tech Coast Conference drew almost 500 attendees to Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Advanced Technology Center on Aug. 15. The day-long event featured workshops and presentations by leading Northeast Florida’s leading IT professionals, including executives from some of the area’s largest companies. “It was our first, premiere IT signature event,” senior project manager… Read More »

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Two local business owners honored by Governor Scott

20 August 2014

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Comfort Keepers, Mettron Contracting, and LBS South with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for their commitment to creating jobs. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families. Governor Scott said, “I am… Read More »

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Culhane’s Irish Pub host Celtic Thunder concert series in Atlantic Beach

13 August 2014

Culhane’s Irish Pub (CIP) owner and 2014 JAX Chamber Beaches Division Small Business Leader of the Year, Lynda Culhane, today announced that members of the famous Irish ensemble, Celtic Thunder, will be playing a series of concerts at Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach.  Celtic Thunder is on its 6th year of touring and has… Read More »

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Orange/MZI Healthcare changes name to Citra Health Solutions

13 August 2014

- Citra Will Continue To Offer Simplified Solutions for Providers, Payers, and Patients – Orange Health Solutions combined with their recently acquired MZI Healthcare will now operate under the name Citra Health Solutions (Citra). The name change introduces an updated brand to better address how Citra’s services simplify the business of healthcare. The company will… Read More »

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Leadership Jacksonville Legacy Series’ film on Robert Shircliff receieves Telly award

12 August 2014

Leadership Jacksonville, in partnership with Lindsey Films, received a silver award at the 35th Annual Telly Awards for a documentary on philanthropist and executive Robert Shircliff that aired as part of the organization’s Jacksonville Legacy Series. The awards honor outstanding local, regional and national cable TV commercials and programs as well as the finest video… Read More »

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Local charitable giving website, WeGive.org®, crosses $100,000 in donations

12 August 2014

WeGive.org ® passed an important donation milestone this week, topping $100,000 in small, local gifts to nonprofits in northeast Florida. Created and run by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida as a service to the community, the online marketplace has helped over 250 nonprofits raise money for special projects or to meet urgent needs. Successful… Read More »

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Legacy beyond business

08 August 2014

I still remember the night when after the kids were put to bed, my wife and I had a few minutes to regroup and share some moments of the day. We got onto conversation about being a well-rounded person, our faith and our desired legacies for when we are gone. That’s when it hit me. … Read More »

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Pomar joins Jobplex as Executive Vice President

07 August 2014

Jobplex is pleased to announce that Jane Loop Pomar has joined Jobplex as executive vice president and will establish the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla. office. Pomar has worked across multiple industries with significant focus on engineering and technical roles.  Prior to joining Jobplex, she spent five years developing a U.S. presence for Ian Martin Group, a… Read More »

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Burdette Ketchum Hires New EVP of Client Leadership

04 August 2014

Barbara Emener Karasek has joined Burdette Ketchum as executive vice president of client leadership, bringing more than 20 years of expertise in brand management, global marketing and organizational leadership to the agency. A senior marketing executive, Karasek has a proven track record in business development, brand positioning and integrated marketing communications. Karasek will serve as… Read More »

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Tech Coast Conference August 15th

04 August 2014

Local organizations have created a signature technology conference to showcase Jacksonville as the high-tech hot spot.   Tech Coast Conference is a collaborative effort to highlight the skilled talent pool, local companies, and emerging trends in Northeast Florida. The JAX Chamber IT Council and Florida State College of Jacksonville have joined together to showcase and… Read More »

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Visit Jacksonville Welcomes New Board Members

31 July 2014

Three New Members Bring Years of Management Experience to City’s Destination Marketing Organization. Visit Jacksonville, the city’s Destination Marketing Office, has appointed three distinguished industry professionals to its board of directors for 2014. The new appointees are: Odette Struys, Communications and Public Relations Manager for the Blood Alliance; Michelle Leak, Community Engagement and Longitudinal Care… Read More »

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Portofino Pools CEO Helps Establish Pool Health and Safety Standards

25 July 2014

Commercial pool operators tap industry leader Jack Manilla for expertise and education TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, West Indies — Portofino Pools President Jack Manilla has helped Trinidad professionals become Certified Pool Operators ®. Manilla recently provided 16 hours of training during a two-day classroom session at the South West Regional Indoor Sport Complex in the borough… Read More »

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Leadership Jacksonville names new board of directors for 2014-15

17 July 2014

Leadership Jacksonville, an organization that develops youth and adult leaders in Northeast Florida, recently named new officers and members of its 2014-15 board of directors led by president Deborah Moore. In addition to the election of Moore, senior vice president and marketing director at EverBank, as the board president, the organization also announced the election… Read More »

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Certified Slings & Supply opens service center in Jacksonville

14 July 2014

Certified Slings & Supply, a leading distributor and manufacturer of custom rigging, contractor supplies and safety equipment, announced today that it will open a new, 11,000-square-foot service center in Jacksonville on July21. With the opening of the Jacksonville location, Certified Slings & Supply extends its Florida coverage area from Miami to North Florida, with seven… Read More »

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Two Jacksonville startups find growth and partnership in their own back yard.

11 July 2014

Maple Street Biscuit Company selects ProfileGorilla software to help manage growth and streamline critical information Maple Street Biscuit Company, a Jacksonville based restaurant group, today announced its selection of ProfileGorilla, a software company also based in Jacksonville, to help manage its back office of administrative information and documents to support upcoming growth of their restaurants.… Read More »

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