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Pulled over for DUI? What happens next?

First of all, I hope you are never in this situation. But here are some important things that people wish they’d known before they are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. People are often confused about what happens next when blue lights come up behind them. It’s helpful to understand a typical DUI… Read More »

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2017 Small Business Leader of the Year

Leading with Verve, Courage and Boldness: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Owner Sarah Marie Johnston By Susan Burnell There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before a perfectly-plated entrée reaches the table. Likewise, a vast amount of unseen effort goes into starting and sustaining a successful restaurant business. Sarah Marie Johnston will tell you… Read More »

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If nothing changes, nothing changes

The story goes something like this. Bob is a moderately successful corporate type. He has put in the time and has sat through enough corporate meetings for a lifetime.  Somewhere along the way, he became unfulfilled, hit his max pay rate and now doubts why he sold the last 20 years of his professional life… Read More »

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What your employee background checks may not be telling you

By Kate Mesic For most hiring managers, performing a criminal background check is part of the hiring process. We all want to make great staff decisions because the emotional and economic cost of a bad hire can be enormous. While performing a background check is very well accepted and prudent practice, it’s important to understand… Read More »

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5 Dangers Of Planning Your Own Trip To A Foreign Country

The appeal of the exotic is enough to afflict even the most content person with wanderlust. It’s in our nature to want to occasionally escape our regimented lives and experience another’s way of life. While traveling can be a fascinating experience, it can also be full of pitfalls and dangers that most tourists may not… Read More »

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There is never a good time to start your own business

It’s true. There is never a good time to start your own business. As we get more established and go through life, we gain more, consume more and have more people dependent on us.  Think back to your life just after school. You were likely single, didn’t own much and could devote energy into whatever… 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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Law Offices of Kate Mesic Welcomes Attorney Winnie Staats

22 July 2016

The Law Offices of Kate Mesic is pleased to announce that Winifred R. “Winnie” Staats has joined the firm. Her practice areas include family law, domestic violence injunctions, criminal & DUI defense, and wills & trusts. Ms. Staats earned her Juris Doctor degree, with a Certificate in Business Law, from Florida Coastal School of Law… Read More »

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Forking Amazing Restaurants Hires Michael Bump as Executive Pastry Chef

07 July 2016

Forking Amazing Restaurants, a Jacksonville-based restaurant group comprising Ovinté, Bistro Aix and Il Desco, has hired Michael Bump as its first Executive Pastry Chef. Bump now oversees the pastry program for each restaurant in the group’s portfolio. His responsibilities include menu development, management of other pastry chefs and dessert catering. Matt Mannick, President of Forking… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Appoints Executives to Board, Audit Committee

29 June 2016

Community First Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Florida based in Jacksonville, announces it has appointed two local executive leaders to its volunteer board of directors and its audit committee. Malinda “Lindy” Prudencio has been named to the board and Alan Lovett has been named to the audit committee. Prudencio will serve… Read More »

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Ultimate CFO Jane Scofield joins 121 Financial’s Leadership Team

27 June 2016

121 Financial announced today Jane L. Scofield is joining as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Scofield joins 121 Financial from Ennis, Pellum CPAs where she was the Director of Business Advisory Services. Scofield comes to 121 Financial with over 20 years experience in private and public accounting. She has served as in-house and outsourced… Read More »

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Ameris Bank Announces New Location in Downtown Jacksonville’s Urban Core

27 June 2016

Ameris Bank, the largest community bank by deposit market share in Jacksonville, announced its newest location at 121 Atlantic Place.  This fall, Ameris Bank will occupy the first floor of this historic downtown banking building located at 121 West Forsyth Street. Ameris Bank Market President Kendall Spencer shared, “We are excited to maintain our Downtown… Read More »

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Finalists Announced for the First Coast Hispanic Chamber Excellence in Business Awards

17 June 2016

The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) announced the finalists for the 2016 Excellence in Business Awards, which honor individuals and businesses that have positively impacted the Hispanic community. The winners will be presented with their honors at the inaugural awards breakfast to be held on July 14 at The University Club from 7:30am… Read More »

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Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Training Program

07 June 2016

How about an all-in-one device that cooks and slices your homemade pizza?  Or coffee that helps you lose weight, or a new kind of golf tee that improves your driving range performance?  These are all innovative ideas developed by veterans and pitched to judges in the culmination of a new, state-funded entrepreneurship program recently completed… Read More »

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Solar entrepreneur wins Florida small business of the year

06 June 2016

The United States Small Business Administration named a combat veteran as Florida’s 2016 Veteran-Owned Small-Business Person of the Year. Pete Wilking, founder and president of A1A Solar Contracting, increased sales by 152 percent from 2012 to 2013. Based on increased demand, the company created more jobs by expanding from eight to 11 employees in 2013… Read More »

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