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Top 40 Business Students 2017 How good record-keeping helps you sell your business Prime to Disrupt The How-To How much does optimizing delivery routes REALLY help? How your summer vacation reveals the health of your business
 
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Top 40 Business Students 2017

Community Leaders: It is with great pride I introduce to you the 2017 TOP 40 business students of the JU Davis College of Business. With the program in its 5th year thanks to our generous sponsors Brown and Brown Insurance and Predictive Results, Advantage Business Magazine gave well deserved recognition to some of the finest… Read More »

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How good record-keeping helps you sell your business

How do your books look? When you are aiming to sell your business, it’s worthwhile to take a close look at your record-keeping through the eyes of a potential buyer. You’ll want to understand how your tax-saving strategies will look to a prospective buyer, for example. An accountant can view your records based on generally… Read More »

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Prime to Disrupt

Ideal Gas: 100 years in the making- the propane gas industry is about to change Thousands of homeowners and businesses rely on a steady supply of propane to do everything from taking a hot shower in their home to cooking a pizza at their favorite restaurant. What started as an industry with hundreds of suppliers… Read More »

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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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SBA Seeks Nominations for 2017

22 November 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the 2017 North Florida Small Business Person of the Year and several other small business awards. In recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the American economy and society, the President of the United States designates one week each year as National Small Business… Read More »

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Local Comfort Keepers® Wins Award for Operational Excellence

04 November 2016

Local Comfort Keepers® franchise owner, Kathryn Murphy R.N.  was recently awarded the Operational Excellence award by CK Franchising, Inc., franchisor of Comfort Keepers in-home senior care franchise network, for consistent delivery of exceptional service to clients, employees, and the community.  Murphy was one of 13 franchisees selected from over 340 franchisees for this prestigious award.… Read More »

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Florida SBDC Network Announces 2016 Performance Excellence Award Winners

26 October 2016

The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Performance Excellence Awards. The awards, which were presented in Orlando by Florida SBDC Network CEO and State Director Michael Myhre in September as part of the network’s 40th anniversary celebration, annually recognize top personnel, volunteers… 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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