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Top 50 Business Influencers

The results of the nominations for Advantage Magazine’s Top 50 Business Influencers are in, and our readers have spoken. We put it to you, the small business community, to tell us who you consider to be the top business influencers in Jacksonville—people that every business owner should know—and you exceeded our expectations. After hundreds of… Read More »

The four keys to speaking success in any environment

By Mark A. Vickers Whether you are presenting in a meeting or conference, or speaking to a customer or staff, your ability to speak effectively and strategically will determine your success. Have you ever listened to a salesperson and wondered: “When are they going to stop talking?” Have you sat through a presentation and wondered… Read More »

Choose the right strategy to connect on LinkedIn

By Peter Roesler Most business owners have heard of LinkedIn, which markets itself as the world’s largest professional network. Many are also aware that some business owners have managed to make money from LinkedIn either through content marketing or lead generation strategies. Using LinkedIn for marketing is simpler than some may think, and those who… Read More »

Pain is very useful

By Rusty Bozman Some years ago, I turned to a good friend for a supportive ear when I was going through a low point in my personal life. As usual, he was generous with his time, but at the very end of our conversation he gave me something much greater than what I originally asked… Read More »

Local University Gaining Momentum

Jacksonville University is influencing the local business community by preparing students to succeed and helping companies to grow. In expanding its involvement in the community, JU is impacting businesses by providing real-world challenges and opportunities that its students can help solve and meet. “Our goal with the graduate school overall is to provide a forum… Read More »

The day the disaster plan was TESTED

If it were not for a well honed disaster plan, the fire that destroyed Advantage Design Group’s office could have also destroyed its business, given its dependence upon the equipment and contents that were inside. Just as a trucking company would take pride in its vehicles, Advantage Design Group prides itself on using the best… Read More »

2014 Jacksonville Startup Weekend Winners

28 January 2014

Congratulations to ZeRoll, “an automated system to hygienically dispose of used medical examination table paper “for securing first place at the 2014 Jacksonville Startup Weekend! More than 88 aspiring entrepreneurs participated in the 54-hour event held Jan. 24-26 at the University of North Florida Student Union Building. Event featured 36 ideas pitched, and 14 Teams… Read More »

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JU’s MBA program ranks No. 14 globally, makes Tier One in prestigious CEO Magazine listing

27 January 2014

Jacksonville University’s Master of Business Administration program ranks No. 14 globally, making it a Tier One program in a newly released prestigious international list that closely analyzes “student value” as one of its main criteria. The 2013 Winter MBA Rankings, released by the International Graduate Forum (IGF) and published in the January 2014 CEO Magazine,… Read More »

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Business community celebrates at JAX Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting

25 January 2014

More than 1,000 people turned out to celebrate at the JAX Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting. The annual meeting was held on the grounds of the Chamber’s headquarters in Downtown Jacksonville to commemorate the completion of Downtown’s New Front Door, a $3.5 million dollar renovation of the Chamber building headquarters. The annual meeting festivities also included… Read More »

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Groom tomorrow’s leaders today

24 January 2014

By Brent Ross, CPA As baby boomers retire, employers will have jobs to fill, including senior management positions. Grooming talent will be imperative in transitioning your company’s leadership, given that more than 65 percent of senior managers hired externally fail within 18 months, according to the Center for Creative Leadership. That’s not to say that… Read More »

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Foundation Financial Group promotes Jacksonville team member, Nau

21 January 2014

Foundation Financial Group announced the promotion of Christopher Nau to Executive Vice President of Sales. Nau is based out of the company’s Jacksonville Regional Sales Center, located at 225 Water Street #2100 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. “I chose to begin a career with FFG because I truly believed in the opportunity for success as long… Read More »

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Holland names Gina Ford account executive

21 January 2014

Holland Creative, a brand management firm and award-winning creative studio, has named Gina Ford as its new Account Executive to oversee client relations. Ms. Ford, who was previously the Executive Director of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, will manage client relations, account development, project execution and management, budgeting and new business development. Her skills in… Read More »

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Northeast Florida Builders Association installs new officers, announces annual award recipients

21 January 2014

The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) and the NEFBA Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) presented its annual awards to local industry leaders and welcomed a new board of directors and officers during an induction ceremony and breakfast at the University of North Florida University Center. The board of directors will be led by the NEFBA… Read More »

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Foundation Financial Group Celebrates 10 Years of Financial Services and Community Investment

16 January 2014

Foundation Financial Group is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2014. A decade of service is a significant milestone in FFG’s commitment to providing Americans with quality financial products and service. “Starting your own business is a risky endeavor, especially when you consider that 44 percent of new businesses fail within the first three years,”… Read More »

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Sarah Butters named Holland & Knight Partner

13 January 2014

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Sarah Butters has been elected to partnership effective January 1, 2014. She was formerly senior counsel. Sarah Butters, a member of the firm’s Business Section, is experienced in trust and estates litigation, sophisticated estate planning, the administration of probates, guardianship and trusts, and the formation and administration… Read More »

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Jacksonville University gains 10-year re-accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

13 January 2014

Jacksonville University has been re-accredited in good standing for the next decade by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, further solidifying its top-tier status among private Southeast universities. The rigorous assessment involved extensive work by administrative officers, faculty, students, Trustees and staff, and included comprehensive reaffirmation research and reporting, off-site reviews, on-site visits and… Read More »

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Downtown Vision, Inc. elects new Board Chair, Treasurer and Members

10 January 2014

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) announced the election of Board Chair Debbie Buckland, Treasurer William R. Prescott and members Vicki Burns, Dorothy Merrick, Allison Naseri, Karen Perkner and Numa Saisselin to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. The board also welcomes ex-officio member Aundra Wallace of the Downtown Investment Authority. Chair Debbie Buckland is executive vice president… Read More »

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People—The essential element of your company’s brand

09 January 2014

By Jennifer Holland If you’re a CEO, ask yourself: When was the last time I had one-on-one contact with my customers? I’ll bet it was quite a while ago, if ever. A brand defines your customers’ relationship with your company, and it’s an extremely valuable business asset that will ensure your company’s success. But do… Read More »

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Staffing firm changes name

08 January 2014

It’s a new year and a new name for a national staffing firm. OnCall Staffing, Inc. is now Agility Staffing, Inc., as of Jan. 1. In addition to the name change, former president of OnCall Staffing Mike Rolewicz founded Agility HR Group, Inc., a company launched based on experience with large groups for payroll and… Read More »

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Jacksonville-Area Credit Unions take a proactive, consumer-centric approach to protecting members who may have been affected by target security breach

03 January 2014

The Northeast Florida Chapter of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (NE FLA LSCU) announced that Jacksonville-area credit unions exemplified decisive leadership by taking proactive and consumer-centric measures to protect their members’ accounts, thus mitigating potential damages or losses related to a security breach that occurred(November 27, 2013 – December 15, 2013) at Target, one… Read More »

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Gov. Rick Scott reappoints Jacksonville Attorney Christopher Cobb to Florida construction industry licensing board

29 December 2013

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Jacksonville attorney and Jimerson & Cobb partner Christopher Cobb to a second term on the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). Cobb is appointed for a term beginning December 20, 2013, and ending October 31, 2017. “My tenure on the CILB has proven to be an invaluable opportunity to positively… Read More »

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Jax Chamber’s leadership trip and 90-day listening tour brings ideas of change to northeast

23 December 2013

When JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis took the helm of the JAX Chamber in June this year, his number one goal was to understand the needs of the local business community who make up the JAX Chamber’s membership. He embarked on a 90-Day Listening Tour and traveled to Charlotte to attend the 33rd… Read More »

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Jacksonville Man owns iconic home, turns into thriving business

22 December 2013

Families everywhere enjoy the classic movie A Christmas Story, particularly as cable television channels air it repeatedly as the holiday draws near. But the 1983 film carries a bit more significance for Brian Jones and his family in Jacksonville. “I say, ‘That’s my house,’” said Jones, who owns the Cleveland house that was used in… Read More »

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Part 2: How to Map a Defendable Advantage, Touchpoint by Touchpoint

20 December 2013

By Hank Brigman Part 2: How to Map a Defendable Advantage, Touchpoint by Touchpoint To review Part 1 – Differentiation and the Touchpoint Economy, please see Volume 5, Issue 8, pages 28-29. Part 1 can also be found online at: http://advantagebizmag.com/archives/17429 The Touchpoint Economy In the first part of this two-part series, “How to Differentiate… Read More »

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Fuel Steam Ahead: The Benefits of Fuel Conversion

20 December 2013

By Jim Molis Mayport C&C Fisheries is saving green by going green. Company leaders expect to save more than $51,000 per year while reducing pollutants all by powering four trucks with compressed natural gas instead of gasoline. “It will certainly create a positive impact on the cash flow and bottom line each month,” President Atillio… Read More »

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Scott Williams, Former General Counsel of Rail America, Joins Holland & Knight

19 December 2013

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that attorney Scott Williams has joined the firm’s Jacksonville office. Mr. Williams is the former senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the publicly-traded railroad holding company, RailAmerica, Inc., and the former general counsel of Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. Prior to joining RailAmerica in 2002,… Read More »

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