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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 »

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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Freedom Boat Club’s Almeida trademarks her popular alter-ego

10 July 2014

Coffee shops have baristas and clothing designers have fashionistas. But there is only one Boatanista on the planet. And Lisa Almeida has spent a lifetime proving that she is worthy of the moniker. Apparently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agrees. This month, Almeida was awarded a trademark for “Boatanista.” But long before her nickname became a legal… Read More »

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway to host Grand Opening Event

30 June 2014

Racers and notable celebrity guests to take to the track in support of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) WHAT: Autobahn Indoor Speedway, one of the nation’s premier indoor go-karting facilities, will celebrate the GRAND OPENING of its Jacksonville, FL location on July 3, 2014 with a daylong fundraiser celebration to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation… Read More »

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New member tenant at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

26 June 2014

RISING LIKE THE PHOENIX AT BEAVER STREET! Ella Russell founded Phoenix CM Incorporated in 2011 after a long career as a case manager in social services, having worked with the Florida Department of Children and Families and Duval County Health Department. “I saw the need for a compassionate, Christian-based 501-C(3) care management agency that addresses… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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