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Control Your Space – Retain More Business

Getting customers is hard. But keeping customers can be even harder. Regardless of what type of business you run, you know that attracting customers can be expensive. They can also go as fast as they came—unless you provide them a positive experience. From restaurants to law firms to dentists’ offices, you want to control the… Read More »

Thinking Through a $30 Million Technology Investment

The new proton therapy system at Ackerman Cancer Center in Mandarin represents the type of technology that can change the direction of a practice—and alter patients’ lives. In offering the world’s first proton therapy in a private, physician-owned practice, Dr. Scot Ackerman has staked $30 million on a new technology that has yet to be… Read More »

Woman of Steel: Moving Beyond the Unthinkable

Ken Suggs never stopped caring for his family or his company before he passed away in August 2010. Nor have his family or his company stopped caring for him as they have rebuilt Allstate Steel since a horrendous economy and his untimely passing brought it to its nadir. Annual revenues had plummeted to $11 million… Read More »

Integrated Marketing – The Maze Behind the Must

Traditional marketing is now suffering the same fate from the broad and instant dissemination of information as legacy media, including broadcast television and newspapers. Marketing companies can no longer wave their magic wands and hand desired results to their clients. The “Mad Men” of marketing’s past were creatures of the controlled and predictable environments of… Read More »

Stage Your Business – Nine Ways to Improve the Value of Your Company NOW

We often hear the term “stage your home” in the residential real estate market. Realtors use this tactic to get top dollar for a client’s listing and to sell the property faster. The process does not come without a commitment of time and money, yet it produces results that benefit all parties. The same concept… Read More »

3 Tips for Communicating with Your Technical Vendors

As the role of technical teams and vendors continues to expand in most businesses, communication issues continue to rise. Whether you maintain an internal project team and technical staff, or you rely on outsourced technical vendors, it is important to protect yourself from communication issues with your technical team.   State your needs clearly Recently,… Read More »

Davidson Realty makes donation to Nease

14 October 2011

Davidson Realty donated equipment worth $1,500 to St. Augustine’s Allen D. Nease High School last week. Included in the  donation were iPads and an Apple TV for the math department, and camera equipment for the communications academy. Davidson Realty supports local schools in St. Augustine’s World Golf Village area with contributions to Mill Creek Elementary… Read More »

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SBA: Free tips on Winter weather disaster protection

14 October 2011

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agility Recovery Solutions and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host another in a series of business continuity webinars, titled “Preparing your Business for the Winter Weather Season,” focusing on best practices to mitigate risks posed by the winter season. Weather expert Fred Schmude,… Read More »

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SBE Council praises passage of trade agreements

14 October 2011

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) praised House passage of three long-standing trade deals that President Barack Obama recently sent to Congress. The trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea are a welcome development for the struggling economy and present new opportunities for small businesses, according to SBE Council. “Small to mid-size… Read More »

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New franchisees take over Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville

13 October 2011

It’s a new era for Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville & St. Augustine. Both Northeast Florida locations have changed ownership and transformed from corporate locations of the nation’s largest members-only boat club to franchises. The new franchise ownership team is comprised of Jacksonville residents Lisa Almeida and Kevin Seelig, who have both worked for Freedom Boat… Read More »

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Smith selected as JAX Chamber Chair in 2013

13 October 2011

The JAX Chamber nominated Gregory B. Smith, Jacksonville and Northeast Florida market president for Bank of America, as the Chamber Chair in 2013. Following approval by the Chamber’s board of directors, Smith begins his duties as chair-elect in January 2012. “I look forward to working with 2012 Chair Tom Van Berkel and providing leadership to… Read More »

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Haskell and Big Brothers Big Sisters launch ‘Beyond School Walls’

13 October 2011

Haskell has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida and Andrew Jackson High School to launch “Beyond School Walls,” a workplace mentoring partnership that pairs 53 Haskell employees with 53 students for one-to-one mentoring. The mentoring program will take place bi-weekly throughout the school year at Haskell’s Riverside office, where mentors and students… Read More »

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Brazil Business Solutions to play key role in upcoming trade mission to Brazil

13 October 2011

Brazil Business Solutions, a Jacksonville company that works to increase international trade between Florida and Brazil, will take part in a trade mission to Brazil later this month. It will be among eight Jacksonville companies joining Gov. Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and officials from Enterprise Florida aiming to boost trade with one of… Read More »

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Harbinger opens new facility

12 October 2011

Harbinger, a national sign and lighting firm specializing in fabrication design engineering and project management, announces it has expanded and opened a new facility adding capacity, enhancing capabilities and creating room for growth. Harbinger, formerly Quality Sign, is Jacksonville-based and family-owned, opened the facility located at 5300 Shad Road this week. The company-owned facility is… Read More »

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Education commissioner thanks JaxKids Book Club sponsors

12 October 2011

With registration well underway and almost 9,000 new members already signed up for the JaxKids Book Club, Education Commissioner Dr. Donnie Horner recognized new and renewing sponsors for their support of early childhood literacy through the JaxKids Book Club. These new and renewed sponsorships, totaling more than $57,000 in value, support five of the 12… Read More »

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‘Sets in the City’ tennis raises $2K for MWKF

12 October 2011

More than 45 young professionals enjoyed social events and tennis during the first-of-its-kind “Sets in the City” fundraiser on Oct. 7-8, 2011, where participants raised more than $2,000 for the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation (MWKF). Players participated in social tennis and learned more about local tennis league options for beginning through advanced players. “I think… Read More »

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Fleet Landing earns five-star rating

12 October 2011

Fleet Landing, a fully accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Atlantic Beach, recently received a five-star rating in the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) 2011 Florida Nursing Home Guide. AHCA, which oversees Florida’s Medicaid program and licensure of the state’s health care facilities, created the Nursing Home Guide and its five-star performance measurement… Read More »

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McAvey to speak at ULI North Florida and Rotary Club luncheon Oct. 17

11 October 2011

Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida and the Rotary Club of Jacksonville willco-host a luncheon on Oct. 17 featuring guest speaker Maureen McAvey of the Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C. The program, “Moving Forward in this New Economy,” will be held at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Jacksonville from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event… Read More »

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St. Johns County Chamber to host annual dinner Oct. 20

11 October 2011

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. At the event, themed Art of Business, the Chamber will present its Business Leadership Awards and feature a live auction and attendees will be entered… Read More »

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Legacy Trust Family Wealth Offices announces new hires

11 October 2011

Continuing its positive 2011 trend in client acquisition and exceptional   investment performance, Legacy Trust Family Wealth Offices announced it is once again adding personnel. At a company-wide meeting this morning, Chairman and CEO Kristin McLauchlan introduced to staff and shareholders Benjamin T. Hopf as trust associate and Nikki Cassala as office manager. As trust… Read More »

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CoWork Jax announces downtown coworking space location

11 October 2011

CoWork Jax is pleased to announce the intended location of its new space in Downtown Jacksonville. CoWork Jax plans to move to the second floor of historic 5 W. Forsyth St., above Perdue, Inc. Built in 1916, the century old property at 5 W. Forsyth St. overlooks the Main Street Bridge and is located in… Read More »

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NAIOP of Northeast Florida announces 2011 Golf Invitational results

10 October 2011

NAIOP of Northeast Florida recently hosted its 2011 Golf Invitational at Jacksonville Golf & Country Club and is pleased to announce the team winners and total funds raised to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The annual tournament, presented by Midtown Centre, brought together the area’s brokers and commercial real estate professionals for a competitive day… Read More »

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Haskell and Big Brothers Big Sisters launch mentoring partnership

10 October 2011

Haskell, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida and Andrew Jackson High School will launch “Beyond School Walls” at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 12 at the Haskell building on Riverside Avenue. Beyond School Walls is a three-year workplace mentoring partnership that will pair 53 Haskell employees with 53 students for one-to-one mentoring. The mentoring partnership… Read More »

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Mayor Brown celebrates first 100 days in office

10 October 2011

Mayor Alvin Brown is celebrating his first 100 days in office as Jacksonville’s chief executive – 100 days that saw the administration take significant steps forward on many of the mayor’s goals. “When I took office, I said that I would achieve a balanced budget without new taxes or fees, streamline government so that it… Read More »

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MWKF hosts TD Bank employees for Friday Book Club reading

07 October 2011

The MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation (MWKF) and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank,partnered to bring the foundation’s Friday Book Club to a group of second-grade students on Friday, Sept. 23 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. TD Bank Market President Cindy Stover and David Nelson, store manager for the bank’s Riverplace Boulevard store in Jacksonville, spoke to the… Read More »

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Facebook, Google and Twitter to support Small Business Saturday

07 October 2011

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other innovators are joining with American Express to help drive more business to local, independent shops for Small Business Saturday 2011, which falls on Thanksgiving weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, Small Business Saturday will be on November 26. In order to help small business owners get the… Read More »

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