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2017 Small Business Leader of the Year

Leading with Verve, Courage and Boldness: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Owner Sarah Marie Johnston By Susan Burnell There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before a perfectly-plated entrée reaches the table. Likewise, a vast amount of unseen effort goes into starting and sustaining a successful restaurant business. Sarah Marie Johnston will tell you… Read More »

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

20 October 2016

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

14 October 2016

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

14 October 2016

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

13 October 2016

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

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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