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Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG Shared Executive Office Space Offers Clients Chances to Save and Collaborate Slice Through Marketing Noise with a Brand Messaging Platform Built on Archetypes Transportation and Logistics on the Move Wi-Fi is better than candy United for a Cause
 

Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG

©Ken McCray Photography Earl Benton doesn’t let a good idea go to waste. The president of Jacksonville-based beverage distributor Champion Brands was initially thwarted in his attempt to use compressed natural gas for his fleet of trucks. But he is now helping to herald in what could be a new era of alternative fuel usage… Read More »

Shared Executive Office Space Offers Clients Chances to Save and Collaborate

Lisa Gufford was told once to never settle for less and to never sacrifice cost for quality. She has taken both to heart as the Co-founder/Managing Member of Executive Suite Professionals, a full-service, all-inclusive executive business center located on the 14th floor Downtown’s EverBank Center. Spacious executive suites overlooking the St. Johns River and the… Read More »

Slice Through Marketing Noise with a Brand Messaging Platform Built on Archetypes

By Dave Barbush Consumers are bombarded by thousands of marketing messages every day. There are ads in social media; ads in apps; ads on the air. One can’t even go to the restroom without seeing an ad. To get your message to your end-user, you need to cut through all this noise. You need to… Read More »

Transportation and Logistics on the Move

The logistics and supply chain management industry is on the move, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education is helping area employers keep up. UNF has helped more than 300 professionals attain a Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL), which helps them advance their careers while supporting their employer’s growth and the… Read More »

Wi-Fi is better than candy

By Jason Reynolds More and more small business owners across Jacksonville are making Wi-Fi available to their customers. As you might expect, these tech-savvy businesses across the First Coast include restaurants and coffee shops. But they also include doctors’ offices, vehicle repair shops, bookstores, hair salons, and car dealerships—in fact, every kind of small, main… Read More »

United for a Cause

Celebrating 90 years of making an impact on our community, United Way of Northeast Florida has a rich history of creating positive, lasting change. Founded as the Community Chest by a group of concerned citizens, the organization supported a variety of social services from the outset. Continuously evolving since to meet the changing needs of… Read More »

Freedom Boat Club’s Almeida trademarks her popular alter-ego

10 July 2014

Coffee shops have baristas and clothing designers have fashionistas. But there is only one Boatanista on the planet. And Lisa Almeida has spent a lifetime proving that she is worthy of the moniker. Apparently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agrees. This month, Almeida was awarded a trademark for “Boatanista.” But long before her nickname became a legal… Read More »

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway to host Grand Opening Event

30 June 2014

Racers and notable celebrity guests to take to the track in support of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) WHAT: Autobahn Indoor Speedway, one of the nation’s premier indoor go-karting facilities, will celebrate the GRAND OPENING of its Jacksonville, FL location on July 3, 2014 with a daylong fundraiser celebration to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation… Read More »

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New member tenant at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

26 June 2014

RISING LIKE THE PHOENIX AT BEAVER STREET! Ella Russell founded Phoenix CM Incorporated in 2011 after a long career as a case manager in social services, having worked with the Florida Department of Children and Families and Duval County Health Department. “I saw the need for a compassionate, Christian-based 501-C(3) care management agency that addresses… Read More »

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JU expands footprint with 40-acre land purchase south of campus

26 June 2014

Jacksonville University is pleased to announce the purchase of approximately 40 acres of riverfront property located directly south of its Arlington campus. According to University administration, the acquisition is JU’s largest in more than half a century. “The purchase of this valuable parcel of land for future development is significant. It allows Jacksonville University to… Read More »

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Sensi-Care Services, Inc. now at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

24 June 2014

SENSI-CARE SERVICES, INC. – CARING FOR THOSE WHO CARED FOR US Sensi-Care Services, Inc. is addressing a growing need in the aging population of Northeast Florida. “There are too many people being placed in nursing facilities when they would be happier and healthier living in their own homes. We offer the services that can make… Read More »

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Kiteboard WTB

19 June 2014

Ever been kiteboarding? Nope me neither. That is until my wife called my bluff and booked a lesson for me. For quite some time, I have said, “Hey that looks fun, I should try that.”  Thankfully, Robin knows what is good for me and forced me out of my comfort zone with a call to… Read More »

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Visit Jacksonville Launches “#OnlyInJax” Instagram Campaign

18 June 2014

Just in time for summer we want you to get social with us Visit Jacksonville launches its first major tourism campaign on Instagram, encouraging residents and visitors to highlight all the special attractions, places and sights that can be found only in Jacksonville by posting images to the social network with the hashtag #OnlyInJax. To… Read More »

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Northeast Florida companies and organizations raised more than $20 million to advance education, income and health initiatives

13 June 2014

United Way of Northeast Florida recognized today the businesses, individuals and community leaders who joined together to raise $20,613,702 for the organization’s annual community campaign. More than 650 people attended the Annual Meeting and Campaign Celebration at the Prime Osborn Convention Center where United Way presented 21 awards in six different categories (please see complete… Read More »

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway opens new location in Jacksonville

11 June 2014

RACERS TAKE TO THE TRACK IN EUROPEAN STYLE INDOOR GO-KARTS Autobahn Indoor Speedway, one of the nation’s premiere indoor go-karting facilities, unveiled its second location in Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday, June 9, 2014.  Jacksonville’s newest attraction, located at 6601 Executive Park Court North, is perfect for adults and children alike, who area ready to take… Read More »

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Brosche Campaign has Raised More Funds than any Other Campaign for City Council

11 June 2014

Anna Brosche Campaign Reaches $100,000 Cash Raised Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, has raised over $100,000 in monetary donations since announcing her candidacy in January of this year.  Brosche has received over 275 unique contributions from individuals and businesses for a monetary total of $100,040 since the start of the… Read More »

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Prime Realty sells 22,000 sf office condo to Craven Land Corporation

05 June 2014

Prime Realty announced the sale of 22,000 square feet of commercial office space to Craven Land Corporation for the purchase price of $1,100,00.00. The two story building is located at 4237 Salisbury Road North in Jacksonville. Prime Realty’s CEO, Tyler Saldutti, represented the landlord, Salisbury FSG, LLC, in the transaction. “We were able to help… Read More »

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Insurance Professionals of Northeast Florida names Marguerite Mumford as 2014 Insurance Professional of the Year

02 June 2014

Insurance Professionals of Northeast Florida, an affiliate with the International Association of Insurance Professionals has named Marguerite Mumford as the 2014 Insurance Professional of the Year. Mumford received the award on May 20 during the insurance organization’s 31st Annual 2014 Industry Appreciation Night in Jacksonville. Mumford is the owner of Paul Davis Restoration offices in… Read More »

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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront welcomes new General Manager

28 May 2014

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront has welcomed Gino Caliendo as general manager. Caliendo has more than 33 years of experience in the hotel industry, all with Hyatt, and he most recently served as the general manager for six years at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Caliendo will oversee all aspects… Read More »

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First Coast Wealth Management firm adds new Portfolio Manager

16 May 2014

A Southside retirement-planning firm recently welcomed a new member to its team. Retirement Strategies, Inc. hired Thomas Haggerty, a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), as an investment research analyst and portfolio manager. Haggerty spent the previous six years as an equity analyst on Wall St. with Susquehanna International Group. He’s a member of the CFA® Society… Read More »

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Congratulations to the Healthiest Companies Winners!

15 May 2014

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council (FCWWC) along with Humana are pleased to honor 46 Healthiest Company Winners. These companies are being honored for their commitment to employee health and wellbeing. The 6th Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference and Healthiest Awards Luncheon was May 14, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The event… Read More »

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Former co-workers open independent insurance store

14 May 2014

Former colleagues Blake Rhodes and Danny Sands previously worked together at a local State Farm Insurance Agency and are reuniting to open a Brightway Insurance independent agency at 11160-132 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, Fla. “Through Brightway Insurance we have a much larger pool of companies to draw from when we’re helping our customers find the… Read More »

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Photos from Top 50 Business Influencers Celebration

14 May 2014

Like us on Facebook and tag yourself and friends in the photos from the Top 50 Business Influencers Celebration! Photos by Ken McCray Photography Post by Advantage BizMag.

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Leadership Jacksonville announces new leadership summit participants

14 May 2014

Leadership Jacksonville, an organization that develops youth and adult leaders in Northeast Florida, welcomed 16 participants to its 2014New Leadership Summit, a two-day program held at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. Attendees included CEOs and other executives who are new or relatively new to Northeast Florida. “The summit offered a chance for community leaders to engage… Read More »

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iStart Jax teams with U.S. Small Business Administration for National Small Business Week 2014

14 May 2014

National Small Business Week, the annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions, kicks off its activities May 12 in San Francisco. The celebrations will continue through May 16 with similar events in Kansas City, May 13; Boston, May 15; and… Read More »

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White Oak announces new staff appointments

13 May 2014

White Oak Conservation Holdings, LLC (White Oak), is pleased to present new members of the professional team, working to promote conservation through innovative education, science, training, and collaborations. The team is based at the 7,400-acre White Oak facility that is home to more than 20 imperiled species including rhinos, cheetahs and okapi. To learn more… Read More »

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