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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 »

Pipes Dreams and Patents

Spotting and seizing opportunities requires you to identify and solve problems that customers face. You must also be able to quickly and accurately assess your ability to serve a market, or to align with a partner that could help you penetrate it efficiently. Fast growing, Jacksonville-based Shoreline Plastics LLC is picking markets based on their… Read More »

Women Leading Innovation in North Florida

11 January 2016

2 local businesses submitted for national competition Last year, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of the 2016 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge and Summit, including a nationwide women’s business competition to highlight innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and their families. The North… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union CEO Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Board of Directors

06 January 2016

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces its CEO and President John Hirabayashi has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville branch. His term began January 1. Hirabayashi was… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Opens Riverside Branch

05 January 2016

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, opened its Riverside branch in the recently rebuilt Five Points Village on Monday, January 4. Located at the corner of Margaret and Post Streets the center is the credit union’s 18th branch and… Read More »

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Suns continue building front office staff

18 December 2015

The Jacksonville Suns announced their latest front office staffing update on Wednesday, naming four new staff members and three returning staff in new roles. The club is preparing for the 2016 season – its debut under the new ownership of Ken Babby. New to the Suns front office team are Merchandise Manager Brennan Earley, Promotions… Read More »

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One Spark to Partner with Florida Coastal School of Law, JAX Chamber for 2016 Festival

18 December 2015

Two of Jacksonville’s prized assets are joining forces with the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival to enhance One Spark 2016. The One Spark team announced today that Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) and the JAX Chamber will be co-title sponsors of the One Spark Academy, an educational asset to the festival, which takes place… Read More »

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Portofino Announces Account Manager Addition

09 December 2015

Portofino Pool Services and Outdoor Living announces the newly created position and appointment of Shane Westerman as Account Manager. Shane is responsible for managing existing commercial and residential account relationships and securing new.   “We are very honored to have Shane Westerman join Portofino. His prior experience and dedication to service in the hospitality and… Read More »

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Downtown Jacksonville Entrepreneurs Expand the Spark District

04 December 2015

Entrepreneur Ed Baldwin, representing a community of entrepreneurs in Downtown Jacksonville, formally unveiled the Spark District as the name of Downtown Jacksonville’s innovation district yesterday. In addition to promoting art and artists in Downtown, the innovation district will now spotlight resources for entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Capitalizing on programs such… Read More »

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Opens New Shop In Downtown Jacksonville

30 November 2015

Peterbrooke Chocolatier® announces the opening of their newest shop located in downtown Jacksonville at 100 West Bay Street, Suite 110, with the entrance directly across from the Wells Fargo Building on Laura Street.  The new shop will feature their hand dipped chocolates, coffee, “Peterbrooke-made” gelato, frozen yogurt, and various items from the Peterbrooke Bake Studio.… Read More »

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JAX Chamber Announces 2016 Board of Directors

25 November 2015

The JAX Chamber has announced its 2016 Board of Directors. Audrey Moran, senior vice president of social responsibility and community advocacy for Baptist Health, will lead the board as Chair in 2016. Darnell Smith, Market President, North Florida for Florida Blue, has been named Chair-elect and Board of Governors Chair. Other members of the JAX Chamber… Read More »

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Stop Chasing Work-Life Balance

24 November 2015

I remember reading articles and talking to coworkers 15 years ago about having the right “work-life balance.” In a nutshell, the “work-life balance” of yesteryear was rooted in knowing when to stop concentrating on work so that you don’t miss life’s special moments, which kept things in perspective. Some of us did this better than… Read More »

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