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Pulled over for DUI? What happens next? 2017 Small Business Leader of the Year If nothing changes, nothing changes What your employee background checks may not be telling you 5 Dangers Of Planning Your Own Trip To A Foreign Country There is never a good time to start your own business
 
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Pulled over for DUI? What happens next?

First of all, I hope you are never in this situation. But here are some important things that people wish they’d known before they are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. People are often confused about what happens next when blue lights come up behind them. It’s helpful to understand a typical DUI… Read More »

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2017 Small Business Leader of the Year

Leading with Verve, Courage and Boldness: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Owner Sarah Marie Johnston By Susan Burnell There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before a perfectly-plated entrée reaches the table. Likewise, a vast amount of unseen effort goes into starting and sustaining a successful restaurant business. Sarah Marie Johnston will tell you… Read More »

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If nothing changes, nothing changes

The story goes something like this. Bob is a moderately successful corporate type. He has put in the time and has sat through enough corporate meetings for a lifetime.  Somewhere along the way, he became unfulfilled, hit his max pay rate and now doubts why he sold the last 20 years of his professional life… Read More »

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What your employee background checks may not be telling you

By Kate Mesic For most hiring managers, performing a criminal background check is part of the hiring process. We all want to make great staff decisions because the emotional and economic cost of a bad hire can be enormous. While performing a background check is very well accepted and prudent practice, it’s important to understand… Read More »

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5 Dangers Of Planning Your Own Trip To A Foreign Country

The appeal of the exotic is enough to afflict even the most content person with wanderlust. It’s in our nature to want to occasionally escape our regimented lives and experience another’s way of life. While traveling can be a fascinating experience, it can also be full of pitfalls and dangers that most tourists may not… Read More »

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There is never a good time to start your own business

It’s true. There is never a good time to start your own business. As we get more established and go through life, we gain more, consume more and have more people dependent on us.  Think back to your life just after school. You were likely single, didn’t own much and could devote energy into whatever… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union CEO Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Board of Directors

06 January 2016

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces its CEO and President John Hirabayashi has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville branch. His term began January 1. Hirabayashi was… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union Opens Riverside Branch

05 January 2016

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, opened its Riverside branch in the recently rebuilt Five Points Village on Monday, January 4. Located at the corner of Margaret and Post Streets the center is the credit union’s 18th branch and… Read More »

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Suns continue building front office staff

18 December 2015

The Jacksonville Suns announced their latest front office staffing update on Wednesday, naming four new staff members and three returning staff in new roles. The club is preparing for the 2016 season – its debut under the new ownership of Ken Babby. New to the Suns front office team are Merchandise Manager Brennan Earley, Promotions… Read More »

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One Spark to Partner with Florida Coastal School of Law, JAX Chamber for 2016 Festival

18 December 2015

Two of Jacksonville’s prized assets are joining forces with the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival to enhance One Spark 2016. The One Spark team announced today that Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) and the JAX Chamber will be co-title sponsors of the One Spark Academy, an educational asset to the festival, which takes place… Read More »

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Portofino Announces Account Manager Addition

09 December 2015

Portofino Pool Services and Outdoor Living announces the newly created position and appointment of Shane Westerman as Account Manager. Shane is responsible for managing existing commercial and residential account relationships and securing new.   “We are very honored to have Shane Westerman join Portofino. His prior experience and dedication to service in the hospitality and… Read More »

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Downtown Jacksonville Entrepreneurs Expand the Spark District

04 December 2015

Entrepreneur Ed Baldwin, representing a community of entrepreneurs in Downtown Jacksonville, formally unveiled the Spark District as the name of Downtown Jacksonville’s innovation district yesterday. In addition to promoting art and artists in Downtown, the innovation district will now spotlight resources for entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Capitalizing on programs such… Read More »

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Opens New Shop In Downtown Jacksonville

30 November 2015

Peterbrooke Chocolatier® announces the opening of their newest shop located in downtown Jacksonville at 100 West Bay Street, Suite 110, with the entrance directly across from the Wells Fargo Building on Laura Street.  The new shop will feature their hand dipped chocolates, coffee, “Peterbrooke-made” gelato, frozen yogurt, and various items from the Peterbrooke Bake Studio.… Read More »

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JAX Chamber Announces 2016 Board of Directors

25 November 2015

The JAX Chamber has announced its 2016 Board of Directors. Audrey Moran, senior vice president of social responsibility and community advocacy for Baptist Health, will lead the board as Chair in 2016. Darnell Smith, Market President, North Florida for Florida Blue, has been named Chair-elect and Board of Governors Chair. Other members of the JAX Chamber… Read More »

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Stop Chasing Work-Life Balance

24 November 2015

I remember reading articles and talking to coworkers 15 years ago about having the right “work-life balance.” In a nutshell, the “work-life balance” of yesteryear was rooted in knowing when to stop concentrating on work so that you don’t miss life’s special moments, which kept things in perspective. Some of us did this better than… Read More »

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Baptist Health CEO Joins Board of Directors at Citra Health Solutions

23 November 2015

Citra Health Solutions announced that effective October 1, 2015, A. Hugh Greene has joined the company’s Board of Directors as a key health system expert. This renowned group of healthcare professionals serves as the visionary counsel for Citra’s rapidly expanding business model. Hugh Greene is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health, a comprehensive community-based… Read More »

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