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One Spark Explodes the Reach of More Than Just Startups

Naturally Smart Foods Founder Mark Patterson had already secured funding for his Jacksonville-based health food company and was already on his way to making it a success when he participated in the One Spark crowdfunding festival in April 2014. Patterson had attended the first festival—which had drawn tens of thousands of attendees the previous year—and… Read More »

How Olive My Pickle Barreled Ahead

Shai Tzabari seems to have been destined to start a pickle company with his wife Charlotte. Looking back, there have been some pretty evident themes in his life. The first has to do with his food-centered upbringing. He grew up in the kitchen of his eastern-European grandparents-immigrants to Israel who passed to him their old-world… Read More »

Drive Success with Business-to-Business Mentoring

Many businesses offer employee mentoring programs. These mentorships allow all involved parties to share their knowledge, lessons learned and tricks of the trade, thereby increasing the success of each individual and the company. The participating mentors and “mentees” also walk away with a stronger sense of community within their firm. This attachment can create a… Read More »

Jacksonville, the most business-friendly city in the world

Back in 2013, the Kauffman Foundation named Jacksonville as “the most business friendly city in Florida.” Meh. While the recognition is appreciated, it’s really underwhelming. So, we beat out Tampa, Miami and Orlando. That’s great, but how about Hong Kong, New York, Toronto or San Francisco? Can we really compete with the big guns for… Read More »

Do they understand you?

In most jobs or careers, there are aspects of your work that other people don’t understand. Whether you work in a highly specialized technical field full of buzz words and acronyms, or a mechanical environment that requires special skills and tools, people you work with often don’t understand you. Miscommunication or misunderstanding of technical information,… Read More »

Three QuickBooks Errors that Will Bury Your Business.

The seemingly minor mistakes that you may be making in QuickBooks could actually be quite costly. Delaying dull yet important tasks, or failing to address oversights or to correct inaccuracies in your bookkeeping, could cost you more time and money than you would have spent to do it right the first time. Stop stalling and… Read More »

TD Bank partners with ACTrees to plant trees in Jacksonville

05 October 2011

TD Bank, in partnership with Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), is proud to announce its first TD Tree Days tree planting events, taking place during the month of October with more than 250 TD employee volunteers planting 200 trees in Jacksonville, Boston and Philadelphia. Employee volunteers from TD Bank, TD Insurance, TD Auto Finance and TD… Read More »

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BFA to host networking and panel discussion event

05 October 2011

The Brazil-Florida Alliance (BFA) is hosting a networking event and panel discussion to provide attendees with access to knowledge and the ability to network with others who are participating in the abundant trade opportunities with Brazil on Oct. 19, 2011, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Tento Charruscaria (528 North First Street, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.).… Read More »

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Davidson Realty announces September’s top performers

05 October 2011

Davidson Realty Inc., a leader in Jacksonville and St. Augustine real estate, announced its top producers for September 2011. World Golf Village-based Davidson Realty Inc.’s top listers, sellers and producers for the month include: •Top Sales (most buyer sales): Pauline Cake •Top Lister (most seller listings sold): Michelle Gonzalez •Top Producer (most closed listings &… Read More »

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NEFBA to co-host annual Realtor Builder Tradeshow

05 October 2011

The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), in conjunction with the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, will present the 32nd annual Realtor Builder Tradeshow on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the University of North Florida University Center. The tradeshow will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 800 members of Northeast Florida’s real estate and… Read More »

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Mayor Brown appointed chair of national ports task force

05 October 2011

Mayor Alvin Brown has been appointed chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Metro Exports and Ports Task Force. “I’m honored by this opportunity,” said Mayor Brown. “Our port is a crucial part of our economic engine. We must help the port realize its full potential so it can help revitalize our economy with good-paying… Read More »

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8th annual Art in the Park Oct. 8

04 October 2011

The City of Jacksonville’s Department of Recreation and Community Services and JaxParks will host the eighth annual Art in the Park, an interactive art and multicultural entertainment event, on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northbank Riverwalk, between The Jacksonville Landing and CSX Transportation. This free and open to the… Read More »

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Legacy Trust renews sponsorship with Nationwide Tour

04 October 2011

Nationwide Tour President, Bill Calfee, announced that Legacy Trust Family Offices will again be the Official Family Wealth Office of the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open (WDO) presented by Planters, being held Oct. 20-23 on Dye’s Valley Course at the TPC Sawgrass. Legacy Trust will use its relationship with the WDO to launch its 10th anniversary celebration.… Read More »

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Davidson Realty kicks off 2011-2012 teacher recognition program

04 October 2011

Davidson Realty Inc., based in World Golf Village, will kick off its popular teacher appreciate program for St. Johns County’s Mill Creek Elementary and Wards Creek Elementary Schools on Oct. 3. The program invites the community to nominate and vote on their favorite teachers. Full details are available at www.DavidsonAppreciatesTeachers.com. Davidson Realty began the program… Read More »

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Flagler reports 300,000+ sq. ft. in lease transactions for first half of 2011

04 October 2011

Flagler is reporting strong numbers across its Northeast Florida portfolio for the first half of 2011 with more than 300,000 square feet of closed lease transactions. “Our portfolio continues to outperform the marketplace during this period of recovery,” said John Guitar, Flagler vice president & market officer for North and Central Florida. “In Northeast Florida, we… Read More »

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NSBA survey: Politics of small business

03 October 2011

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) is seeking input on a survey about the politics of small business and needs your help. From time to time, NSBA conducts surveys on a wide range of topics which are then used in various NSBA reports and lobbying efforts. Please take just a few moments to complete the… Read More »

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Prudential Network Realty ranks at top of Northeast Florida real estate

03 October 2011

Prudential Network Realty has enjoyed tremendous success in 2011 and continues to demonstrate its leadership position in the Northeast Florida real estate market. For the first eight months of 2011, the company reported a 16.2% increase in home sales compared to the same time in 2010. By comparison, overall Northeast Florida real estate home sales… Read More »

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IRS offers tips about health care tax credit

03 October 2011

Many small employers that pay at least half of the premiums for employee health insurance coverage under a qualifying arrangement may be eligible for the small business health care tax credit. This credit can enable small businesses and small tax-exempt organizations to offer health insurance coverage for the first time. It also helps those already… Read More »

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121 Financial teams with WOKV and Nocatee to bring Clark Howard to Ponte Vedra

03 October 2011

National radio and television “consumer warrior” personality Clark Howard will be appearing at the Nocatee Welcome Center on Oct. 15 in Ponte Vedra through WOKV radio station and sponsorship by Nocatee and 121 Financial Credit Union. The event, which will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon, will feature a “meet and… Read More »

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Army Corps awards contracts for HHD rehab

30 September 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced the award of two contracts to replace four water control structures on Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) near Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida. The Corps awarded a $47-million contract Sept. 28 to Odebrecht Construction of Coral Gables, Fla., which calls for replacement of Culverts 1 and… Read More »

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Mayor Brown names Jarrett as acting general counsel

30 September 2011

Mayor Alvin Brown announced the appointment of Mary W. Jarrett as acting general counsel, effective Oct. 1, 2011. “Mary Jarrett is a distinguished attorney whose experience and leadership will allow the Office of the General Counsel to continue to offer the best legal support possible for Jacksonville’s government agencies,” said Mayor Brown. “I greatly appreciate her… Read More »

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Public libraries announce new hours

30 September 2011

The Jacksonville Public Library announced a new schedule of operations for its 21 locations effective Oct. 15. The library’s fiscal year 2012 budget approved by the Jacksonville City Council Tuesday night reflects a reduction of $1.3 million from the previous year. To accommodate this reduction, service hours at all locations will be reduced; however, all… Read More »

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SBA signs memorandum of understanding

30 September 2011

Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), signed a tri-partite Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Republic of Turkey’s Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB) to encourage collaboration to assist small and medium-sized businesses with international trade opportunities. The MOU, signed during… Read More »

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JAX Chamber’s leadership trip provides economic inspiration

29 September 2011

More than 120 members of the JAX Chamber traveled to Houston to learn first-hand how civic leaders realized a common vision for their city. The 31st annual Jacksonville Leadership Trip focused on creating a world-class port, downtown revitalization and education reform, laying the groundwork for local leaders to learn applicable lessons and gain greater understanding… Read More »

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Comcast awards $10,000 grant to Monique Burr Foundation

29 September 2011

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children Inc. has received a $10,000 grant from Comcast to fund Speak Up Be Safe, the foundation’s safety and child abuse prevention program taught in elementary schools in the Northeast Florida area and throughout Florida. This is the second consecutive year that the organization has received the annually-distributed grant, bringing Comcast’s… Read More »

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Kindle e-Books now available at Jacksonville Public Library

28 September 2011

The Jacksonville Public Library announces that its e-book collection is now compatible with the Amazon Kindle. Customers can download popular and classic e-books to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app such as iPhone, iPad, Android and more. To get started, visit www.jaxpubliclibrary.org and click on the rotating image of… Read More »

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