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Your Best Employee Without The Fee

  Jon Temple used to have to hire 20 or 30 workers to get one to stay. But thanks to the employment services program for refugees that Lutheran Social Services runs, he has been able to hire almost a dozen workers who are committed to staying in just four months. “I was looking for people… Read More »

BYOD: How to Handle When Employees Bring Their Own Devices

By Jason Reynolds Electronic gadgets are so integrated into our daily routines that most people don’t leave home without them. It’s the norm for everyone to pack up their smart phones and tablets when they head into to work. This trend, known as “Bring Your Own Device” or BYOD for short, has exploded over the… Read More »

Secret New Business Marketing Strategy Requires Zero Cash

I have found many great resources in building my marketing and event production business. Some of the most useful resources I found have also been very affordable. Here are some free ways you can grow your business. No credit cards are required and you can get full versions without trial periods. 1.Pick keywords. Choose a… Read More »

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 »

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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Haskell awarded design-build contract for $18 million Miami-Dade college mixed-use parking garage

07 October 2011

Haskell announces it has been awarded an $18 million contract to design and build a mixed-use parking garage and central energy plant for Miami-Dade College’s Hialeah campus located in Miami. The parking structure will feature approximately 900 parking spaces and 5,000 square feet of multi-purpose and ancillary space on the ground level. The central energy… Read More »

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Colorado investor bringing millions to Jacksonville

07 October 2011

Real Capital Solutions announces a joint venture with McGarvey Residential Communities. RealCapital Solutions, founded by real estate expert and investor Marcel Arsenault, has invested and committed tens of millions of dollars to the Old San Jose on the River community. Arsenault has great insight and is well-positioned to make future predictions on the homebuilding market. “Consumers who… Read More »

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FCMA recognizes 96 local companies’ employees with annual Crane Awards

06 October 2011

The First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) recognized outstanding employees from 32 FCMA member companies with the prestigious Crane Awards at the annual Crane Awards banquet. The Crane Award, named after the late A. Crane Jones, Jr., a former senior vice president of CSX Transportation, Inc. and founder of FCMA, is presented to an employee who… Read More »

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Jobs Act loan incentives led to record SBA loan approval volume

06 October 2011

Spurred in part by unprecedented loan volume in the year’s first quarter, small business loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in FY2011 reached the highest mark in the agency’s history—supporting over $30 billion, continuing the rebound begun in 2009 and returning to healthy pre-recession levels in the final three quarters of the… Read More »

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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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