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The How-To How much does optimizing delivery routes REALLY help? How your summer vacation reveals the health of your business How hospitals can benefit from digital marketing Why it Pays to Keep Your Online Store Safe One Battle VC’s and Start-ups Have to Win to Survive!
 
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The How-To’s on Social Listening

You need to listen In the healthcare industry, there’s no lack of conversation taking place on social media. Consumers are producing and sharing articles/blogs, discussing healthcare changes, expressing their opinions concerning their experience with your hospital, and that’s just the beginning. Are you listening to what is being said about your hospital on social media… Read More »

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How much does optimizing delivery routes REALLY help?

Jim starts his day at 7am. After a cup of coffee and catching up with the fellas in the break room, he is handed a few sheets of paper printed from an excel spreadsheet. It’s how this company has always done things. For the next 6 hours, Jim will make stops all over the city… Read More »

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How your summer vacation reveals the health of your business

As a business broker, I like to hear that a business owner is taking a vacation. My prospective buyers like to hear it too. When a business owner is able to take a vacation, it’s a good sign that there’s infrastructure in place. That links directly to the health of the business and the health… Read More »

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How hospitals can benefit from digital marketing

There is an undeniable shift happening in how patients enter and engage with hospital systems. I’m not talking about the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), I’m talking about consumer choice and how it has finally caught up to hospital systems. There was a day in the recent past when hospitals didn’t have to market themselves… Read More »

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Why it Pays to Keep Your Online Store Safe

Expanding your business to include the Internet is an excellent opportunity to reach new markets and grow your consumer base.That said, there are challenges involved in running an e-commerce website, including the responsibility of developing strong cybersecurity provisions. Keeping your customers – and your business – secure from cyber threats is no easy feat, but… Read More »

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One Battle VC’s and Start-ups Have to Win to Survive!

Values Versus Value It can be an exciting and exhilarating time. Imagine how it must feel to be a confident entrepreneur armed with your ambition and a venture backed war chest. Rules be damned, it’s time to change the world. …and this is a good thing, until of course, it’s not. For a fortunate minority,… 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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