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Top CEOs: Myths about Hiring “A” Players Business Distilled 5 Reasons to Have a Banker BFF The Forgotten Detail: Is Your Phone System Sending the Right Message to Clients? Outgrowing Corporate America: Consider A Franchise The CEO’s Guide to Fraud Prevention
 

Top CEOs: Myths about Hiring “A” Players

Every great, profitable company has the same thing in common. The concept is so simple yet so elusive. Top CEOs understand  “A” players attract other “A” players, and that “B” players attract “C” players. We asked Laura Sabo, facilitator with Renaissance Executive Forums in Jacksonville, Florida, to share with us some real-world tips. Here are… Read More »

Business Distilled

A Fight for Legal Rights and the Pursuit of Local Quality at St. Augustine Distillery By Ryan Winter One of Northeast Florida’s top tour stops invites locals and visitors alike to taste the passion and history  that culminate in world-class spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Imagine the crisp smells of juniper, cassia bark, and citrus… Read More »

5 Reasons to Have a Banker BFF

If you own a business, you may be surprised to learn how precious your business is to bankers. It doesn’t matter if you have a small mobile dog grooming business, or thousands of employees. You deserve respect and service. Your banker should be in your inner circle and be viewed as an asset, not simply… Read More »

The Forgotten Detail: Is Your Phone System Sending the Right Message to Clients?

“Please listen carefully because our menu options have recently changed… Hello and thank you for calling Widget Company, the nation’s leading provider of widgets – rated #1 in the widget industry for over two years! We love our customers. You can count on Widget Company to provide the best widgets at the best prices for… Read More »

Outgrowing Corporate America: Consider A Franchise

By Marshall Reddy 4.6 years. That’s the median tenure of hourly and salary employees across the United States, according to a 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. And that number has not changed much over the past five years. In fact, some studies show that median job tenure figures are actually decreasing further. That… Read More »

The CEO’s Guide to Fraud Prevention

When you started your own company, weren’t you mindful of what happens to almost every dollar, paying every vendor payment and making every deposit? Did you find that every employee had a different relationship with your money and brought their own style of management, in lieu of existing processes and controls that directed them otherwise?… Read More »

Impact Player: David Miller

16 February 2016

Each issue of Advantage features an “Impact Player” from United Way of Northeast Florida, as a means to highlight the contributions that local volunteers make to our community. As the Lead Investor of United Way’s social innovation project, Upstream, Brightway Insurance Chairman David Miller is driving groundbreaking approaches to long-standing community challenges. A collaborative effort… Read More »

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Stellar to Break Ground on $5M Tom Bush BMW Dealership

16 February 2016

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, will begin construction on a $5-million Tom Bush BMW dealership this month. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Feb. 17. This project begins just as Stellar wraps up another project for Tom Bush, its new state-of-the-art collision center. Stellar will convert… Read More »

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Limelight Theatre staff expands

04 February 2016

Limelight Theatre, in an effort to provide the community with high quality live community theatre performances, has made recent staff changes and promotions. Kristin Pidcock, formerly Box Office Manager, is now the Director of Education and Audience Services. On staff for 13 years, Kristin graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College in 2003. She interned… Read More »

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Celebrates Grand Opening of Relocated Shop in Ponte Vedra to Sawgrass Village

29 January 2016

Peterbrooke Chocolatier® is excited to announce the grand opening of their recently relocated chocolate store in Sawgrass Village Shopping Center at 333 Village Main Street. The official grand opening will be held on Friday, February 5th from 6–9 p.m. Come and meet the Peterbrooke team for samples of chocolate covered popcorn and other chocolate delicacies,… Read More »

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Kudos to the risk takers

28 January 2016

I might be one of the rare few that enjoy meeting new people. Just like an undiscovered book, everyone has a story. Nearly everyone has faced some type of adversity, chance meetings, tragedy, luck and successes. Of course, attitude probably has the most influence over someone’s life and business events. One of my go-to questions… Read More »

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First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Officers and Directors

27 January 2016

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) members have elected the 2016 slate for Officers and Directors. FCHCC creates value through promoting and facilitating the success of Hispanic-owned businesses and by engaging the community at large in Northeast Florida. The new directors are Dr. Jose Nieto, D.O., Borland-Groover Clinic PA; Carlos Cruz, Hispanic Nexo; Angela… Read More »

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bestbet donates $11,500 to United Way of Northeast Florida during poker tournament fundraiser

26 January 2016

On January 21, bestbet Jacksonville and Availity hosted a charity fundraising poker tournament to benefit the United Way of Northeast Florida. Prior to the event, bestbet donated $11,500 to the United Way in continuation of the organization’s long-standing support of the non-profit.  Invited guests and United Way staff members enjoyed a fun-filled evening of poker, hors… Read More »

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Ameris Bank To Be Part of Downtown Jacksonville’s Skyline

20 January 2016

Ameris Bank symbolizes its expansion in Northeast Florida by becoming a part of the city’s skyline with its name atop the high-rise building Riverplace Tower on the Southbank of downtown Jacksonville. Sign installation began the week of Jan.18 and is expected to be completed by the week of February 8. The bank’s name will appear… Read More »

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Sbraga & Company Hires Justin Petruce as Executive Chef, and Erika Weisflog as Pastry Chef

13 January 2016

Sbraga & Company, celebrated chef Kevin Sbraga’s newest restaurant, has hired Justin Petruce as its new Executive Chef, and Erika Weisflog as its in-house Pastry Chef. Petruce, a 2007 graduate from Johnson & Wales University — Charlotte, comes to Sbraga & Company from Petruce Et Al in Philadelphia, where he served as a co-owner and co-executive… Read More »

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New Great Harvest Bread Co. set to open in Jacksonville

12 January 2016

Local owner Lorenda Tiscornia is putting the final touches on her new Great Harvest Bread Company bakery, which is set to open in Jacksonville on Jan. 15. The new bakery will be located at 11526 Lake Mead Ave., just off of Baymeadows and Gate Parkway near Atlantic Coast High School and in front of the… Read More »

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