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Meet Your Small Business Leader of the Year

Nice Guys Do Finish First “Big-hearted,” “caring” and “genuine” may not be the first words that come to mind when you think of lawyers. But JAX Chamber 2016 Small Business Leader of the Year John McE. Miller, a Jacksonville Beach attorney, isn’t your typical lawyer. Many who know him would likely add “one of the… Read More »

The Wealth Thief: Unprepared Business Transitions

By Kimberly Deas John loved his quick lube business. He could not imagine a day when he would exit or sell his business. His son and son-in-law worked there, and he was anxious for them to take over the family business. He built this business for them and he could not wait to see its… Read More »

Inside Undercover Boss, what our PR firm learned

By Jason Mudd Earlier this year, our client Shoppers World, a retail discount department store with 40 locations in 11 states, appeared on Undercover Boss. The CEO, Sam Dushey, wanted to go on Undercover Boss to examine the inside of his operation as he works to expand to 500 stores nationwide. Many people want to… Read More »

Is Your Business Ready for the Fair Labor Standards Act Changes That Are Coming

Human Resources and Payroll Departments need to prepare now for the proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes that are anticipated to be announced in July. These proposed changes include raising the minimum salary threshold to $970 a week, or $50,400 a year. Currently, the threshold is $23,660 per year or $455 per week. What… Read More »

BRANDING YOU: THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR HEADSHOT

By Joe Anzalone When you think of branding, you might think of the basics: a fantastic logo, a clever tagline, a carefully chosen color palette. But in reality, branding goes way beyond your marketing “stuff.” It’s the emotional connection you create with your clients. In case you didn’t know it, YOU are your brand. Here’s… Read More »

Keep Options Open With Networking

Carey Hepler was comfortable in Corporate America. He had formed fruitful relationships as he had ascended through giants such as Citibank and Florida Blue—or so he had thought. Like countless counterparts across corporations nationwide, it was only after he was laid off in 2009 that he realized he concentrated too much on his work to… Read More »

One Spark Announces 2016 Open Call For Creators

09 November 2015

Artists, educators, makers, entrepreneurs, inventors, musicians, scientists and anyone with great ideas looking to connect with the resources needed to make them a reality are invited to apply for One Spark 2016. One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, is now accepting applications for Creators interested in sharing their ideas at the April 7-9, 2016… Read More »

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Franklin Street Brings Brixx Wood Fired Pizza to Florida

03 November 2015

Franklin Street announces the first Florida location of Brixx Wood Fired Pizza to be located in the 220 Riverside development in Jacksonville. Brixx, represented by Franklin Street, is a franchise concept based in Charlotte, North Carolina with 31 restaurants throughout the Southeast. Carrie Smith, regional managing partner and Katy Figg, associate of retail leasing at… Read More »

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Bistro AIX: Introducing Executive Chef Christopher Cohen

02 November 2015

Forking Amazing Restaurants, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Cohen as executive chef of Bistro AIX. Originally from Boston, Chef Christopher Cohen brings over twenty years of culinary experience to Bistro AIX. Cohen moved to the Jacksonville area in 2013, where he served as executive chef for two years at bb’srestaurant. Cohen… Read More »

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Reputation Ink adds two account coordinators to growing team

29 October 2015

Content marketing and public relations firm Reputation Ink has hired Maria West and Matt Simons as account coordinators. Both West and Simons joined the team in September. West comes to Reputation Ink most recently from Stratton & Company, a retirement financial strategies firm in Jacksonville, where she served as the company’s marketing communications coordinator. There… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Starts Construction of Riverside Branch

29 October 2015

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces it has commenced construction of its Riverside branch in the recently rebuilt Five Points Village. Located at the corner of Margaret and Post Streets the center will be the credit union’s 18th… Read More »

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EPIC Program at JU prepares a 21st-century workforce for Jacksonville and Florida

29 October 2015

Ask companies in technical fields for their top hiring priority, and many are likely to say something like “finding employees who will get the job done now, but also make us better in the future.” The Florida EPIC (Entrepreneurial, Policy, Innovation, and Commerce) Program at Jacksonville University was created with just that in mind. The… Read More »

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UNF Continuing Education Welcomes Edythe Abdullah

27 October 2015

Dr. Edythe Abdullah has joined UNF Continuing Education as the new interim dean. She previously served as special advisor to President Delaney from 2013-2015. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Florida and chaired the Jacksonville Community Council Inc. Dr. Abdullah earned her bachelor degrees from Valparaiso… Read More »

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Drummond Expands Atlanta Presence Through Agreement with RGI

21 October 2015

The Drummond Press announced today a deal to obtain control of RGI’s print division, a data-driven marketing and print solutions provider out of Marietta, Georgia. This move signifies the Jacksonville-based commercial printer’s growth strategy to expand its print offering to customers across the Southeast. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This transaction strengthens Drummond’s… Read More »

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JAX Chamber Board of Directors Selected Darnell Smith as 2017 Chamber Chair

16 October 2015

The JAX Chamber Board of Directors Friday morning selected Darnell Smith as the 2017 Chamber Chair. Smith, Florida Blue Market President for the North Florida Region, currently serves on the board and will begin as Chair-elect in January 2016. “Jacksonville is building some incredible momentum, and I’m excited to see what the Chamber can do… Read More »

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Still a mess but innovators to the rescue

15 October 2015

Few things can frustrate business owners more than the topic of healthcare insurance. We have had nearly 200 years to figure this out in some capacity and it seems like we are no closer to a solution than we were pre-ACA. Our old system was broken and our new system is broken. It’s such a… Read More »

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