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Woman of Steel: Moving Beyond the Unthinkable Integrated Marketing Stage Your Business – Nine Ways to Improve the Value of Your Company NOW 3 Tips for Communicating with Your Technical Vendors The Benefits of Building a Proactive Relationship with Your Lawyer Innovation as a Foundation
 

Woman of Steel: Moving Beyond the Unthinkable

Ken Suggs never stopped caring for his family or his company before he passed away in August 2010. Nor have his family or his company stopped caring for him as they have rebuilt Allstate Steel since a horrendous economy and his untimely passing brought it to its nadir. Annual revenues had plummeted to $11 million… Read More »

Integrated Marketing – The Maze Behind the Must

Traditional marketing is now suffering the same fate from the broad and instant dissemination of information as legacy media, including broadcast television and newspapers. Marketing companies can no longer wave their magic wands and hand desired results to their clients. The “Mad Men” of marketing’s past were creatures of the controlled and predictable environments of… Read More »

Stage Your Business – Nine Ways to Improve the Value of Your Company NOW

We often hear the term “stage your home” in the residential real estate market. Realtors use this tactic to get top dollar for a client’s listing and to sell the property faster. The process does not come without a commitment of time and money, yet it produces results that benefit all parties. The same concept… Read More »

3 Tips for Communicating with Your Technical Vendors

As the role of technical teams and vendors continues to expand in most businesses, communication issues continue to rise. Whether you maintain an internal project team and technical staff, or you rely on outsourced technical vendors, it is important to protect yourself from communication issues with your technical team.   State your needs clearly Recently,… Read More »

The Benefits of Building a Proactive Relationship with Your Lawyer

By Kate Mesic Hiring a lawyer can be like pulling a tooth—the damage may be done before you do it. Waiting to hire a lawyer until you absolutely need one could cost you more time, money and hardship than if you had hired them sooner. From costly lawsuits to excessive tax bills to acrimonious severance… Read More »

Innovation as a Foundation

GloDea Creates New Ways to Make Money From Scratch If complacency is the enemy of success then innovation could well be its friend, at least based upon the continued growth of GloDea. From designers to bookkeepers to warehouse workers, the Jacksonville company’s team relentlessly pursues improvement. It’s always a continuous improvement process. It’s about, ‘How… Read More »

Randy Turpin Promoted To VP Of Branch Operations For 121 Financial Credit Union

16 February 2015

Randy Turpin, Director of Branch Operations for 121 Financial Credit Union, has been promoted to Vice President, announced 121 Financial CEO William Braddock. Turpin is responsible for the overall management of the credit union’s 14 branches. He has worked in the banking industry for 14 years, spending his first 10 years in commercial and community… Read More »

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One Spark 2015 Features $3.5 Million in Private Investment Opportunities for Creators

12 February 2015

During this year’s One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, creators participating in the festival will have the chance to compete for up to $3.5 million in potential investment funding. The private investment opportunities offered to festival participants, called creators, will be just one of the ways in which a creator can receive the resources… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Appoints New Senior VP (SVP) of Operations

12 February 2015

Community First Credit Union, one of the state’s largest credit unions with membership open to anyone on the First Coast, announces it has promoted Nathaniel Herring, Jr., to serve as its SVP of operations. Mike Tomko, the credit union’s SVP of operations for the past 11 years has accepted a new position as CEO of… Read More »

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Jacksonville Awarded State Grant to Promote Local Medical Industry

09 February 2015

–Grant Will Be Used to Market Jacksonville as a Premier Health Care Destination– Visit Jacksonville, the City’s Official Tourism Marketing Office, and its local medical partners, including Mayo Clinic, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, Ackerman Cancer Center and Market Staging Inc., were awarded a $99,200.00 matching grant by Visit Florida to promote Jacksonville’s… Read More »

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The City Guide is now in Jacksonville FL

06 February 2015

Find exciting places and fun things to do in your local community TheCity.Guide is a digital directory to cities. We showcase Arts, Entertainment, Activities, Recreation, Dining Businesses and more.   The problem? Visitors and locals are constantly looking for ways to spend their weekends, down time or vacations – but they don’t have time to… Read More »

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Council Hires New Health Planning Director

05 February 2015

The Health Planning Council is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Suter. Suter joins the Health Planning Council as the new Health Planning Director. Suter has been recognized as one of the leading experts on Health Impact Assessments (HIA) and was on the team that developed the Florida Method for HIAs, which was presented… Read More »

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Headlining Performers and Title Sponsor Announced for One Spark 2015 After Dark

02 February 2015

One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, today announced the headlining bands Ha Ha Tonka, SUNBEARS!, Somebody Else and the Kopecky Family Band for One Spark 2015 After Dark presented by Brumos Automotive, a returning sponsor.  DJ Lil’ Boy has also been named One Spark 2015’s official DJ. One Spark After Dark takes place 8… Read More »

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Impact Player: Bill Grant

30 January 2015

Each issue of Advantage features an “Impact Player” from the United Way of Northeast Florida, as a means to highlight the contributions that local volunteers make to our community. Florida Public Utilities runs a best practices United Way campaign that includes meetings with representatives of local agencies, visits by program participants, corporate incentives and leadership… Read More »

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Beating the odds

28 January 2015

Late last year the U.S. Census Bureau reported that for the first time in 30 years, businesses were dying at a faster rate than new ones were being created. Let that sink in for a moment. Though I hope this trend reverses, I’ll leave the solutions to the talking heads on cable. But one thing… Read More »

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JAX Chamber announces 2015 Small Business Leader of the Year winners

19 January 2015

The JAX Chamber announced its 2015 Small Business Leader of the Year winners. The winners are: ·       Rebecca Walden, First Coast Signs, Arlington Council ·       Denise Wallace, BCM Services, Inc., Beaches Division ·       Shai Tzabari, Olive My Pickle, Downtown Council ·       Dan Miller, GloDea, Entrepreneurial Growth Division… Read More »

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David Marovich Promoted To Vice President Of Business Services For 121 Financial Credit Union

16 January 2015

David Marovich, Director of Business Services for 121 Financial Credit Union, has been promoted to Vice President, announced 121 Financial CEO William Braddock. In his position, Marovich will be responsible for directing and providing strategic oversight of business services for the credit union. In addition, he will continue to work with business customers in analyzing… Read More »

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ScaleUp North Florida Accepting Applications for First Cohort

14 January 2015

Program begins in February and will focus on helping small businesses “scale up” and grow in 2015 ScaleUp North Florida, the new U.S. Small Business Administration program based at the University of North Florida, is accepting applications for the program’s first year, which will begin in early February. The program will help up to 50… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Expands to Riverside

14 January 2015

Credit union to open full-service branch in Five Points Village and growing retail hub Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces it has signed a multi-year lease to open its newest expansion location in the recently re-built Five Points… Read More »

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TEDxJacksonville launches TEDx Talks online.

10 January 2015

TEDx Talks from TEDxJacksonville’s October 2014 conference, (un)knowing, are being made available to the public for the first time at YouTube.com/TEDxJacksonville. The 12 Talks by local and international speakers were recorded live during a 300-person conference at WJCT on October 25. While each Talk is relevant to Jacksonville and issues timely to our community, in… Read More »

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Anna Brosche Endorsed by Northeast Florida Builders Association

06 January 2015

Joining other business organizations such as JAXBIZ, the political affiliate of the JAX Chamber, and the Florida First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) announced its endorsement of Anna Brosche for the Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1 seat. NEFBA cited Brosche’s experience in small business leadership… Read More »

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Freedom Boat Club earned special honors at the company’s annual conference

05 January 2015

The Jacksonville and St. Augustine locations of Freedom Boat Club earned special honors at the company’s annual conference, held late December.  It was the third year in a row the northeast Florida franchise won national recognition. Lisa Almeida and Kevin Seelig, co-owners of the Jacksonville-St. Augustine franchise, were selected as “Freedom Boat Club Brand Champions”… Read More »

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Paul Davis wins NEFBA 2014 First Coast Remodelers award for Biscottis project

30 December 2014

Mike and Marguerite Mumford, owners of Paul Davis Restoration of North Florida recently received the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) 2014 First Coast Remodelers award for a commercial remodeling project over $250,000. The honor was presented for Paul Davis’ outstanding restoration and remodeling work on the Biscottis restaurant fire damage project which occurred in January.… Read More »

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Anna Brosche Endorsed by JAXBIZ

23 December 2014

JAXBIZ, the political affiliate of the JAX Chamber, today announced its endorsement of Anna Brosche for the Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1 seat. JAXBIZ is a nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization with the goal of promoting business-friendly leadership at the local and state government levels. JAXBIZ members research and endorse candidates for public office based… Read More »

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One Spark Named Top 300 Festival in the World by Fest300 Magazine

19 December 2014

One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, was named one of the top 300 festivals to attend in the world by Fest300 Magazine this month. Fest300 crowdsourced the final 30 festivals on their list, and, thanks to supporter’s votes, was voted 21 out of over 120 entries. This honor will bring more international attention and… Read More »

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Scribe Solutions acquired, new leaders positioning for growth

15 December 2014

Jacksonville-based Scribe Solutions, Inc. has been acquired by publicly-traded Chicago-based staffing firm General Employment Enterprises, Inc., according to a company announcement today. The acquisition positions General Employment and Scribe Solutions to grow significantly, with three prominent Jacksonville business success stories leading it. Derek Dewan will become General Employment’s chairman and chief executive officer. He is… Read More »

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