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What your employee background checks may not be telling you

By Kate Mesic For most hiring managers, performing a criminal background check is part of the hiring process. We all want to make great staff decisions because the emotional and economic cost of a bad hire can be enormous. While performing a background check is very well accepted and prudent practice, it’s important to understand… Read More »

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5 Dangers Of Planning Your Own Trip To A Foreign Country

The appeal of the exotic is enough to afflict even the most content person with wanderlust. It’s in our nature to want to occasionally escape our regimented lives and experience another’s way of life. While traveling can be a fascinating experience, it can also be full of pitfalls and dangers that most tourists may not… Read More »

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There is never a good time to start your own business

It’s true. There is never a good time to start your own business. As we get more established and go through life, we gain more, consume more and have more people dependent on us.  Think back to your life just after school. You were likely single, didn’t own much and could devote energy into whatever… Read More »

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Show Me The Time! Empowering Your Second In Command

All too often, the founder of a business doesn’t designate the time to pause and contemplate where they have been in their professional journey, and, more importantly, what comes next.  After all, planning today dictates the outcomes of tomorrow.  If you can’t remember the last time you’ve thought strategically about how your life integrates with… Read More »

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Top 40 Business Students 2016

In this 4th year of the cooperative program between the Davis College of Business and Advantage Business Magazine, we continue to gain in momentum as North Florida’s premier private business school. It gives me great pleasure to highlight our highest performing students for 2016 as the TOP 40 approach graduation. Consistent with our mission, we… Read More »

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After the DUI arrest: Can you get a do-over?

It was a normal Saturday for Jim. After a long work week, he looked forward to relaxing and spending time with his wife of 30 years. The plan was simple. Just dinner for two and to celebrate successfully raising their oldest daughter who started college this week. Coincidentally, Jim got another promotion at work too… Read More »

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Top SBA Lenders Named for FY 15

19 March 2016

North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 1033 loans through its North Florida District Office, valued at nearly $502.6 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2015.  The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal… Read More »

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iStart Jax rebranded as iStart Valley

17 March 2016

iStart Jax is now iStart Valley. The new name and re-branded website are all part of the company’s expanded mission to provide world-class entrepreneurship programs nationwide. Mission of the organization remains focused on enhancing the startup ecosystem with the support of regional and global resources. The re-branding reflects iStart Valley’s commitment to leveraging successful programs… Read More »

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Ameris Bancorp Completes Legal Acquisition of Jacksonville Bancorp Inc.

16 March 2016

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced today the finalization of the merger agreement under which Ameris Bank acquired Jacksonville Bancorp Inc., the parent company of The Jacksonville Bank. The transaction was finalized Friday, March 11, 2016. The transition and conversion of The Jacksonville Bank operating systems, accounts, services and signage to Ameris… Read More »

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SBA Announces 2016 Florida Small Business Week Winners

15 March 2016

U.S. Small Business Administration North Florida District Director Wilfredo J. Gonzalez is pleased to announce the winners of SBA’s 2016 District and State of Florida 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 all of… Read More »

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Chicken Salad Chick Opens Second Jacksonville Location

14 March 2016

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it will be expanding in Florida with its second location in Jacksonville. The new restaurant will open on Tuesday, March 15 at 4624 Town Crossing Dr. #115 in the Town Center. This location marks the 9th Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in… Read More »

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Made In Space to Keynote One Spark Creator Innovation Day

10 March 2016

One Spark today announced its Creator Innovation Day agenda, which includes keynote speakers from Made In Space, an address from Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and a series of Northeast Florida leaders in business and technology. Creator Innovation Day is Thursday, April 7 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront and open to the public. It’s the… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Invests $1.7 million in Upgrades to Arlington Branch

10 March 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 it will undertake one of its most ambitious branch redesigns in its history with the renovation of its existing Arlington Branch at 7676 Merrill Road. The branch was originally built in the… Read More »

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Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services Expands with Riverside Location

07 March 2016

Naugle Funeral Home & Cremation Services,  Jacksonville’s oldest funeral home serving four generations, recently opened a second location in historic Riverside, at 808 Margaret Street, to serve the Riverside, Avondale and Ortega neighborhoods. “We’re excited to continue our family’s nearly 100-year tradition of providing personal, individualized attention. We look forward to serving the community at… Read More »

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GE Aviation and United Way partner for Community Days

07 March 2016

GE Aviation of Jacksonville and United Way of Northeast Florida joined forces this week to celebrate GE Community Days Tuesday, March 1, and Thursday, March 3. More than 150 volunteers participated in 14 different projects across Northeast Florida designed to promote goodwill and improve local campuses. “GE Aviation has long demonstrated commitment to our community… Read More »

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New Website FanZoos Creates the Ultimate, Interactive Experience for Sports Fans

04 March 2016

Sports enthusiasts can soon rejoice over a new website that aims to revolutionize the way sports content is received and how fans connect around the latest news and developments in the sports world. Known as FanZoos, the site will be unveiled during an official launch event on Thursday, March 24th at the Beaver Street Enterprise… Read More »

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