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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 »

Mueller joins CEC as director of development

15 September 2011

Following a successful track record as president of the Florida Council on EconomicEducation (FCEE), Clinton Mueller has joined the Council for Educational Change (CEC) as their director of development. Mueller left his role as president of the FCEE, relocating to the South Florida community to marry his wife Danielle. “I am excited to continue fighting… Read More »

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PowerNet partnering with NetWorth for event

15 September 2011

PowerNet and Networth are partnering together to bring you a combined Networking Mixer to be held Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm and hosted by BlackFinn American Grille. This is an opportunity to get to know some new people and reconnect with some friends you may have not seen in a while.… Read More »

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Caplan joins Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

15 September 2011

Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., is pleased to announce that Howard A. Caplan has joined the firm’s Jacksonville office as Of Counsel. Caplan is a transactional attorney whose practice focuses on commercial and corporate law, franchise, intellectual property, real estate, business and technology law. Prior to joining Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., Caplan was the… Read More »

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First Watch supports Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Campaign

15 September 2011

From Sept. 18 through Sept. 24, First Watch will participate in the annual Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Campaign (formerly Great American Dine Out), a national dine-out strategy to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. It will be the company’s fourth consecutive year of support. During the campaign, a percentage… Read More »

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Bar-di Gras Bar Crawl set for Oct. 1

15 September 2011

Let the good times roll at The Bar-di Gras Bar Crawl Downtown on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 8 p.m. to close. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, the Downtown bars of The Core (from Bay, Forsyth and Adams Streets to the Jacksonville Landing) welcome the New Orleans Saints to Jacksonville and invite Saints and… Read More »

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Virtual job fair

15 September 2011

JobsDirectUSA is organizing a national virtual job fair and if your company is interested in participating and joining forces in its mission, email events@americahires360.com or visit www.americahires360.com. The America Hires Virtual job Fair will run from Oct. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011, at AmericaHires360.com and aims to connect millions of job candidates with hiring… Read More »

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Watson Electric expands services

15 September 2011

Watson Electric has expanded its electrical services to include decoration lighting for commercial properties for the upcoming holidays, announced Wendell Davis, president of Watson Maintenance Services. Watson Electric has offered the usual electrical services to residential and commercial customers since August of 2007. But due to requests from commercial accounts, Watson Electric has decided to… Read More »

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HD Supply Facilities Maintenance opens Jacksonville distribution center

15 September 2011

HD Supply Facilities Maintenance—a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products—announced the opening of its newest distribution center (DC) in Jacksonville. The new DC is the 39th in the company’s vast operations network in North America. “We are pleased to announce the opening of our Jacksonville DC, said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of… Read More »

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Treasury, IRS seek public input on certain employer provisions of the Affordable Care Act

15 September 2011

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today requested public comment on a proposed affordability safe harbor for employers under the shared responsibility provisions included in the Affordable Care Act that will apply to certain employers starting in 2014. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50 or more full-time employees that do not offer… Read More »

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Clark to speak at ATHENA International Women’s Regional Leadership Summit

14 September 2011

A Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) ATHENA graduate and business leaderHester Clark was invited to serve as a panelist at the ATHENA International Women’s Regional Leadership Summit in Orlando on Thursday, Sept. 15. Clark, president of The Hester Group, will discuss the benefits she received participating in the Jacksonville ATHENAPowerLink mentoring program. “We are proud… Read More »

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View the American Jobs Act

14 September 2011

President Obama was joined by teachers, veterans, small business owners, construction workers and first responders as he sent the American Jobs Act to Congress Sept. 12, 2011, and urged them to pass it right away. If you are interested in reading the full American Jobs Act, you can find it on Whitehouse.gov. Over the next… Read More »

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Builders Care to aid Jacksonville man

14 September 2011

Builders Care, the charitable arm of the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), is seeking support to assist a Jacksonville man whose life has taken an unexpected turn. The organization is preparing to renovate the home of Mark Lamb, 49, so that it is fully accessible, making it possible for the former mechanic to return home… Read More »

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JAXPORT’s Kauffman to speak at Davidson Speaker Series Sept. 29

13 September 2011

Chris Kauffman, chief operating officer for JAXPORT, will be at the Davidson Realty office in World Golf Village on Sept. 29th at 7:00 pm for a free presentation about JAXPORT and its future. Kauffman will discuss recent developments at JAXPORT, how the port impacts our local economy and some of the exciting developments on the… Read More »

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SBE Council president responds to President’s jobs plan

13 September 2011

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President and CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on President Obama’s speech and the “American Jobs Act” that he outlined before a joint session of Congress: “We are pleased small business was featured prominently in the President’s speech, and we look forward to reviewing the details of… Read More »

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First Watch opens in Mandarin

12 September 2011

First Watch, the Bradenton-based breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant company expanded its presence in Jacksonville with the opening of a new restaurant in Mandarin. Located at 11111 San Jose Boulevard in the Mandarin-Riverplace Shopping Center, the restaurant is the second to open in the Jacksonville market this year, bringing the number of First Watch restaurants… Read More »

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Linda’s Legacy Tennis returns to Ponte Vedra Beach

12 September 2011

Benefiting local lung cancer research and initiatives, the Linda’s Legacy Tennis Tournament and Tracy Austin return to Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach on Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2011. For 2011, the tournament adds a Charity Golf Challenge sponsored by Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The Challenge features a chance to win $50,000 and… Read More »

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Cellular Sales expands to Jacksonville

09 September 2011

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, has expanded in Jacksonville with the opening of its store on Aug. 15 at 6002 St. Augustine Road, investing a total of $900,000 in the Jacksonville location and creating eight sales positions to service the store. This new location is equipped to support expected subscriber growth… Read More »

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FCMA advisory panel helps fill school budget gap

09 September 2011

The North Jacksonville Community Advisory Panel, a committee of the First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA), has donated approximately $10,000 worth of in-classroom supplies to three northside elementary schools. The group of manufacturing/chemical/logistics companies donated supplies to 4th and 5th graders at Pickett Elementary, Romona Elementary and Brentwood Elementary. This is the fifth year the organization… Read More »

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IRS offers tips for outsourcing payroll

09 September 2011

Outsourcing payroll duties to third-party service providers can streamline business operations, butthe IRS reminds employers that they are ultimately responsible for paying federal tax liabilities. Recent prosecutions of individuals and companies who—acting under the guise of a payroll service provider—have stolen funds intended for payment of employment taxes makes it important that employers who outsource… Read More »

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SBA & Agility Recovery Solutions host free business disaster preparedness webinar

09 September 2011

On Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. EDT James Rivera, SBA’s associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Assistance will talk about the essential items business owners should include in their business continuity plans in a free webinar titled, “10 Basic Steps toward Business Disaster Preparedness.” The presentation will include an overview… Read More »

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