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ReVving Up Your Down Time

Lauren Little grew up wanting a recreational vehicle, ever since she was awed by her friend’s parents’ RV when she was young. “I thought it was the coolest thing. It was a house on wheels,” Little said. RV ownership became even more appealing after Little started a business. “I don’t want to book reservations. I… Read More »

New Technology for Professional Pavement Products Company

Greg Driskell is passionate about making the world safer. As president of Professional Pavement Products, he leads a company whose mission is to make roadways safer. More than 34,000 people died on U.S. roadways in 2012, according to the most recent statistics available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yet roadway safety issues go… Read More »

Blueprint for Career Success: Building Your Online Brand

By: Linda Teza Kulka In the 24/7 world in which we now live, social networks play an increasingly larger role in a person’s job search. Recruiters and employers alike can get to know you through a few simple clicks of the mouse. Should any red flags arise in your online profiles, you could lose the… Read More »

Where is Your Business in the Business Life Cycle?

By Gary and Nancy Hallett Most businesses, like their owners, follow a life cycle that patterns a beginning; followed by a season of growth, optimism and profitability; leading often to a period of peak performance. It’s the ensuing years when things tend to fade and the business is sold, merged with another company or too… Read More »

What’s What With SEO?

Ever since the Internet was born, search engine optimization (SEO) has been regarded as the holy grail of online success. With it, a website owner can generate a position on the search engines and get down to the business of doing business online. Before the year 2000, the process of SEO was relatively simple, since… Read More »

Communicating Change Effectively

By Rusty Bozman I was recently asked by a client to hold some focus group sessions with a small company they had just acquired, in order to determine what emotional and process roadblocks may have been interfering with a smooth integration. Unfortunately, what I found is very common. Confusion, misinformation, anxiety and some bad behavior… Read More »

Local CPA firm receives national recognition as ‘Best Accounting Firm to Work For’

20 October 2011

Ennis, Pellum & Associates, CPAs is pleased to announce that it has been nationally recognized as one of the 2011 Best Accounting Firms to Work For. This is the second year in a row that the firm receives the award which has been created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group. Anna Lopez Brosche, managing partner… Read More »

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Roy is Alhambra’s new executive chef

20 October 2011

Executive Chef DeJuan Roy, previously the executive chef at 95 Cordova in St. Augustine, joins the Alhambra Theatre & Dining and brings with him his own staff, including Sous Chef Christine Seely and Pastry Chef Cheryl Sheppard. Chef DeJuan will lead the Alhambra into its next new era. By preparing meals in its own kitchen—newly… Read More »

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SBE Council publishes ‘Surviving the Recession’ report

20 October 2011

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published a new study titled “Surviving the Recession: Business Establishments and Jobs State by State.” The report, written by SBE Council chief economist Raymond J. Keating, looks at the trend in business establishments and employment nationally and state by state from 2007 to 2009. The states are… Read More »

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Beaches Energy Services distributes call to artists

20 October 2011

Beaches Energy Services of Jacksonville Beach, Florida is offering the opportunity of exposure for local artists. Beaches Energy asks for artistic entries for its “The Art of Conservation Juried Collection,” which will feature twelve pieces of artwork in its Tidings newsletter, accompanied with the artists’ biography and website address/URL. Beaches Energy is seeking local artists… Read More »

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Baptist Health hosts ‘Dessert and Discussion’ Oct. 27

20 October 2011

The public is invited to the Hill Breast Center located in the Baptist Outpatient Center in San Marco on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. for “Dessert and Discussion,” an evening of assorted catered treats and great information about breast health. Topics by Baptist Health physicians and staff will include breast cancer prevention, early detection,… Read More »

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St. Johns County Chamber welcomes Bulak

20 October 2011

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce welcomes Debra Bulak as its new membership manager and events coordinator. In her role, Bulak is dedicated to increasing the Chamber’s membership including the recruitment of new members and the retention of existing members. She will also manage the Chamber’s numerous special events. “We are excited to have… Read More »

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Outdoor meeting and event space construction completes at The Renaissance

20 October 2011

The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in Jacksonville/St. Augustine has completed its renovation and expansion of its outdoor meeting, event and recreational space. The large project included new and expanded outdoor function space with brick pavers and new furniture in conversational groupings; a new fountain called La Piazza; a new gazebo; and… Read More »

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Valent re-elected to FACP Board of Directors

19 October 2011

The JAX Chamber is pleased to announce its vice president of operations, Anna Valent, was re-elected as a member of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) Board of Directors to serve an additional three-year term. The FACP provides chamber of commerce professionals with the information, educational tools and communication skills they need to fulfill… Read More »

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Watson joins Clockwork Marketing Services

19 October 2011

Clockwork Marketing Services announces Julie Watson has joined the marketing and public relations firm as Editorial Coordinator/Writer. In her role, Watson is responsible for crafting press releases, feature stories, calendar updates and creative copy for Clockwork clients. In addition to her writing duties, Watson also manages editorial relationships and opportunities, and the daily administration of… Read More »

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NSBA and SBEA host export issue briefing

19 October 2011

On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, the National Small Business Association (NSBA) and the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) will host an informative issue briefing teleconference, “Exporting 101” on how to overcome the various challenges of exporting your goods and services. As the U.S. economy continues to lag, lawmakers and economists continue to… Read More »

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SBA’s SBIC provides record $2.5 billion to small businesses

19 October 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program provided a record $2.59 billion in fiscal year 2011 to small businesses, a 63% increase over last year’s $1.59 billion. “Over the past two years, we’ve made SBIC work better than ever before,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “We cut licensing time in half,… Read More »

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IRS hosts free webinar on reporting healthcare coverage on Form W-2

19 October 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will hold a free webinar Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to address employer reporting requirements established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Learn about what changes employees will see in their Form W-2; when employers must begin reporting the benefits on the Form W-2; transition relief… Read More »

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‘My Fair Lady’ opens at Alhambra Oct. 19

18 October 2011

For the first time in more than a decade, My Fair Lady returns to the iconic Alhambra Theatre, America’s longest continually-running professional dinner theater, on Oct. 19. The cast includes two actors who performed with the national touring companies of My Fair Lady.  Robin Haynes, who plays Henry Higgins, played the same role traveling throughout… Read More »

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Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health

18 October 2011

Building on decades of speaking up for children’s healthcare access and educating the community on child safety and injury prevention, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has now established THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health. The Center is made possible by a leading gift of $1 million from THE PLAYERS Championship and donations from the tournament’s volunteer leadership, the… Read More »

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New brand and website for Jacksonville’s largest non-profit service provider for seniors

18 October 2011

Cathedral Foundation of Jacksonville Inc. and its service division, Urban Jacksonville Inc., have a new name, brand image and website – Aging True. “Aging gracefully and with dignity is what every person deserves. For nearly 50 years our programs and services have helped seniors do just that by enabling them to stay in their homes… Read More »

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Thousands of Jacksonville residents join breast cancer walk

18 October 2011

More than 6,000 Jacksonville residents, breast cancer survivors, business and community members joined together and put on their pink bras on Oct. 15 at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. This noncompetitive, fundraising event united the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educated men and women about the importance of… Read More »

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JAX Chamber launches Buy Chamber Marketplace

17 October 2011

As part of its new approach, the JAX Chamber launched Buy Chamber Marketplace, an online savings program that allows members to offer discounts for their respective businesses and communicate with other members on www.myjaxchamber.com. “This is a cutting-edge tool that helps members connect, develop repeat business and increase revenue,” said Vince McCormack, co-chair of the Buy… Read More »

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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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