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What your employee background checks may not be telling you

By Kate Mesic For most hiring managers, performing a criminal background check is part of the hiring process. We all want to make great staff decisions because the emotional and economic cost of a bad hire can be enormous. While performing a background check is very well accepted and prudent practice, it’s important to understand… 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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There is never a good time to start your own business

It’s true. There is never a good time to start your own business. As we get more established and go through life, we gain more, consume more and have more people dependent on us.  Think back to your life just after school. You were likely single, didn’t own much and could devote energy into whatever… Read More »

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Show Me The Time! Empowering Your Second In Command

All too often, the founder of a business doesn’t designate the time to pause and contemplate where they have been in their professional journey, and, more importantly, what comes next.  After all, planning today dictates the outcomes of tomorrow.  If you can’t remember the last time you’ve thought strategically about how your life integrates with… Read More »

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Top 40 Business Students 2016

In this 4th year of the cooperative program between the Davis College of Business and Advantage Business Magazine, we continue to gain in momentum as North Florida’s premier private business school. It gives me great pleasure to highlight our highest performing students for 2016 as the TOP 40 approach graduation. Consistent with our mission, we… Read More »

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After the DUI arrest: Can you get a do-over?

It was a normal Saturday for Jim. After a long work week, he looked forward to relaxing and spending time with his wife of 30 years. The plan was simple. Just dinner for two and to celebrate successfully raising their oldest daughter who started college this week. Coincidentally, Jim got another promotion at work too… Read More »

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

27 September 2016

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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Downtown Vision and The Elbow named recipient of a 2016 Award of Excellence

12 September 2016

During its 62nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta last week, the International Downtown Association (IDA) recognized Downtown Vision and The Elbow with the Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence for its work and initiatives related to The Elbow Marketing Co-Operative. The Award of Excellence is a new category that acknowledges innovative best practice entries, which were… Read More »

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Joseph Kissel Joins Ameris Bank As Chief Information Officer

11 August 2016

Ameris Bank Chief Executive Officer, Edwin W. Hortman, Jr. and the Board of Directors of Ameris Bancorp and Ameris Bank, announce that Joseph B. Kissel has joined the bank as executive vice president and chief information officer. Kissel joins the bank’s executive team at the Riverplace Tower in downtown Jacksonville. Kissel’s responsibilities in this role… Read More »

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Downtown Vision, Inc. presents the 2015 State of Downtown Report

03 August 2016

Earlier today, Downtown Vision, Inc., Downtown Jacksonville’s Business Improvement District, released a comprehensive 18-month summary on the growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This State of Downtown report provides details on development successes and announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Highlights from the report include: Fifteen major… Read More »

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Seeking the Greener Grass of Entrepreneurship? Consider These Consequences First!

03 August 2016

By Mindy Barker, CPA, President, Mindy Barker & Associates Executives who have successfully moved up in the ranks of large corporations frequently find themselves evaluating if they should become an entrepreneur by starting up their own business.  The grass always looks greener on the other side.  You would have the ability to hire who you… Read More »

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Keep Your Horse at Your House minutes from Ponte Vedra?

01 August 2016

Its a little known secret that there are a few select properties near Ponte Vedra and Nocatee where you can keep your horse in the stables behind your home. One such property has just come available. Represented by Kristin Doakes, this beautiful equestrian pool home in gated community on premium land. Your family and horses… Read More »

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Law Offices of Kate Mesic Welcomes Attorney Winnie Staats

22 July 2016

The Law Offices of Kate Mesic is pleased to announce that Winifred R. “Winnie” Staats has joined the firm. Her practice areas include family law, domestic violence injunctions, criminal & DUI defense, and wills & trusts. Ms. Staats earned her Juris Doctor degree, with a Certificate in Business Law, from Florida Coastal School of Law… Read More »

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Forking Amazing Restaurants Hires Michael Bump as Executive Pastry Chef

07 July 2016

Forking Amazing Restaurants, a Jacksonville-based restaurant group comprising Ovinté, Bistro Aix and Il Desco, has hired Michael Bump as its first Executive Pastry Chef. Bump now oversees the pastry program for each restaurant in the group’s portfolio. His responsibilities include menu development, management of other pastry chefs and dessert catering. Matt Mannick, President of Forking… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Appoints Executives to Board, Audit Committee

29 June 2016

Community First Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Florida based in Jacksonville, announces it has appointed two local executive leaders to its volunteer board of directors and its audit committee. Malinda “Lindy” Prudencio has been named to the board and Alan Lovett has been named to the audit committee. Prudencio will serve… Read More »

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Ultimate CFO Jane Scofield joins 121 Financial’s Leadership Team

27 June 2016

121 Financial announced today Jane L. Scofield is joining as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Scofield joins 121 Financial from Ennis, Pellum CPAs where she was the Director of Business Advisory Services. Scofield comes to 121 Financial with over 20 years experience in private and public accounting. She has served as in-house and outsourced… Read More »

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