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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 »

Sell Your Business without Regrets

  By Lewis Hunter “Now what?” It’s a simple question but it is not always easy for an entrepreneur to answer when selling their business. You invest so much of yourself into your business that it can be hard to distinguish where “work” ends and “life” begins. But selling your company may require you to… Read More »

4 Reasons Everyone is a Speaker and a Salesperson

Most people rank the fear of public speaking higher than their fear of death. Many will say that the thought of being a salesperson is worse than getting the flu. But there is a secret to success that will propel you to the next level:   You need to be a great Speaker and a… Read More »

Cool to Pool

Even small businesses can save big by supporting car pools. Participants in the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization’s Cool to Pool Program include some of the region’s largest employers but it does not cater to them exclusively. “Small companies tend to have more problems with parking than large companies,” said Elizabeth De Jesus, commuter services… Read More »

Social Media for Nonprofits

Through Kickstarter campaigns for TV series, flash mobs in the street, and memes that spread like wildfire, the Internet has shown its ability to motivate people to act for various, sometimes silly, causes. Nonprofit organizations should use this ability to organize people to their advantage. When used properly, social media marketing can encompass all the… Read More »

Employee Welfare Benefit Program Could Reduce Health-care Costs for Employer and Workers Alike

Business owners are trying just about any strategy they can to deal with the increased expenses of providing health-care coverage for employees. Rising premiums and larger deductibles are taking money from both employers and their workers, forcing some companies to reduce coverage or to cut it altogether. But employers can find savings if they look… Read More »

Cultural Council names Antonio Allegretti executive director

31 March 2014

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is pleased to announce Antonio Allegretti will be its next executive director. Allegretti has long been a visionary in the Jacksonville arts and culture scene, launching the First Wednesday Art Walk that’s become a decade-long staple downtown and serving as founding director of the successful Riverside Arts Market. Allegretti… Read More »

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MarkOne Holdings announces new Chief Financial Officer

26 March 2014

As new CFO, Robert Bennett brings more than 20 years of finance and automotive industry knowledge to MarkOne Holdings’ leadership team. MarkOne Holdings, a national automotive finance holding company operating through three regional subsidiaries, is proud to announce the appointment of Robert Bennett as its new corporate Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bennett will be located… Read More »

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SBA announces 2014 Florida Small Business Week Winners

25 March 2014

U.S. Small Business Administration North Florida District Director Wilfredo J. Gonzalez is pleased to announce the winners of SBA’s 2014 State of Florida and South Florida District Small Business Week Awards. “Once a year I have the privilege of acknowledging and celebrating the accomplishments of small business owners in Florida. I would like to congratulate… Read More »

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VISIT FLORIDA marketing dollars attracting Florida tourists in record numbers

21 March 2014

Florida Hotel Industry Reports Significant Gains in Last Four Years The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association today released data supporting the efforts of VISIT FLORIDA and the millions of dollars spent on marketing tourism programs used to bring visitors to the Sunshine State. Florida currently enjoys a $79.34 RevPAR rate, which is above the national… Read More »

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One Spark expands global reach with its first festival outside US

21 March 2014

Inaugural One Spark Berlin planned for fall 2014 One Spark, the world’s crowdfunding festival, today announced plans to expand into Berlin, Germany producing One Spark Berlin in mid-September 2014. This will be the first One Spark festival located outside of the U.S. Since the inaugural One Spark festival in April 2013, numerous international markets have… Read More »

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Jaguars announce new broadcast partners

20 March 2014

1010XL and 99.9 Gator Country new official radio broadcasters, Channel 4 back as television partner after 11 years The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached agreements with new flagship radio and TV broadcast partners for carriage of their on-air programming in and around the Jacksonville area. For the first time, Jaguars games and official team radio programming… Read More »

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Regional leaders discuss transportation and logistics at JAXUSA Partnership Economic Development Forum

18 March 2014

Leading business and civic leaders examined the Jacksonville region’s opportunities for business growth and development during a Regional Economic Development Forum at the University of North Florida (UNF) in partnership with JAXUSA Partnership, a division of the JAX Chamber. The program featured a panel and group discussion focusing on transportation projects and initiatives throughout the… Read More »

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Anna Brosche raises over $60,000 in first two months of City Council Campaign

11 March 2014

Campaign is Well on the Way to Achieving its Goal of Raising $100,000 in the First Half of the Year Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, has raised a total of $61,650 in donations since announcing her candidacy. Brosche received over sixty-three unique contributions from individuals and businesses for a monetary… Read More »

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JU Prof. Brian Lane wins coveted juror spot at One Spark

07 March 2014

A Jacksonville University professor will have more influence than most folks at the second annual One Spark festival, a five-day event in downtown Jacksonville billed as the “World’s Crowdfunding Festival,” which last year drew about 130,000 people and 900 participants. After a rigorous selection process among many applicants, Physics Prof. Brian Lane was named one… Read More »

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Disaster sustained, crisis averted

05 March 2014

I can’t imagine what it must be like at the precise moment you realize that your years of hard work are gone in an instant. Your livelihood, and those of your employees, have just been taken from you in an unspeakable disaster. Sadly, for many businesses this is how it’s going to end. Unfortunately, Advantage… Read More »

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JAX Chamber announces Alan Mosley as Vice President of Transportation, Energy and Logistics

21 February 2014

JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis announced today that Alan Mosley is joining the Chamber’s leadership team as Vice President of Transportation, Energy and Logistics. In this role, Mosley will be the executive director of the North Florida Transportation Business Alliance, which will advocate for and advance regional transportation and logistics projects that benefit… Read More »

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Public employer annual health plan cost increased at double the rate of private sector in 2013

21 February 2014

Public employers pay three times more toward employee benefits than do private employers. Jacksonville-based Coordinated Benefits Group reports that UBA 2013 Health Plan Survey findings indicate that while private sector employees are absorbing more costs for their own health care, facing high deductibles and large out-of-pocket cost increases in recent years, they are also bearing… Read More »

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JAX Chamber partners with One Spark festival as 2014 sponsor and venue

17 February 2014

The JAX Chamber has partnered with One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival, as a sponsor and a venue for the innovation festival taking place in April in Downtown Jacksonville. “The Chamber is proud to be a sponsor and venue of One Spark, which offers a unique opportunity for the community to get involved, connect and… Read More »

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Jacksonville University Davis College of Business establishes downtown presence through exclusive partnership with CoWork Jax

13 February 2014

Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business is establishing a presence in downtown Jacksonville through a partnership with CoWork Jax. JU will offer resources and up to 30 faculty and students to help entrepreneurs at CoWork Jax, a community-focused incubator on West Forsyth Street that offers shared workspace to more than 100 members. As CoWork Jax’s… Read More »

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HomePro Inspections earns coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award in two catagories

12 February 2014

Jacksonville Company receives award that reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service in Home Inspections and Energy Audits for consumers. HomePro Inspections of Jacksonville, Florida has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all businesses rated by the nation’s leading provider of… Read More »

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Todd Gillrup and Tom Wages named to Sally Corporation Board

11 February 2014

Todd Gillrup, vice-president of operations at Jacksonville’s Sally Corporation, has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Gillrup, a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Art, and of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Institute for Executive Education at the University of Pittsburgh’s Wharton School, joined the animatronics and dark ride company… Read More »

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JU receives accreditation for new Doctorate in Business Administration

10 February 2014

Jacksonville University’s new Doctorate in Business Administration, one of only a handful offered in the Southeast, has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that is expected this spring, classes are slated to begin this fall for the degree, opening… Read More »

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Jack Manilla elected to Board of Directors – National Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

07 February 2014

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, manufacturers’ agents, builders, distributors, installers, retailers, and service technicians. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers… Read More »

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Southside Business Men’s Club inducts youngest President in 82 years

06 February 2014

Even at 82 years old, the Southside Business Men’s Club can still chart new territories. Just eight years ago, the club inducted its first female president in its long history. In January, members installed their youngest, who’s also a woman. Annie Howe, Branch Manager and assistant vice president at Fidelity Bank, became the 71st president… Read More »

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Jax Chamber announces Matt Galnor as Vice President of Public Affairs

04 February 2014

The JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis has announced Matt Galnor is joining the Chamber’s leadership team as Vice President of Public Affairs. A longtime journalist and now in corporate communications at Baptist Health, Galnor will oversee communications for the Chamber and have a key role growing and developing the JAXBIZ political action committee,… Read More »

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