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Making Sense of Millennial Mayhem Real Estate Excitement: Evaluating opportunities and the buy or lease decision How Much? How Fast? The Cold, Hard Truth about Selling Your Business Printing Design and Execution – Popular Misconceptions about Packaging Brokerage/Consulting The Secrets to Communicating with Clarity The Hidden Cost of Managing Your Accounts Receivable
 

Making Sense of Millennial Mayhem

3 tips to help you maximize the next generation By Josh Pelham So much has been written about these millennial creatures. They are the generation that moves at microwave speed between normal life and the digital realm, occasionally poking their heads into the real world for some much needed air. You can already picture him.… Read More »

Real Estate Excitement: Evaluating opportunities and the buy or lease decision

Housing Boom Creates Commercial Opportunities Young workers, growing companies and favorable interest rates are driving demand for housing in Northeast Florida. The resulting boom in the residential real estate market is fueling commercial development as well, centered around the strongest pockets of growth. Multi-family housing is surging as recent college graduates lured by career opportunities… Read More »

How Much? How Fast? The Cold, Hard Truth about Selling Your Business

By Kim Deas After working it for more than 22 years, everyone in town knew their business. Surely it was worth a lot of money, right? Well, after having the business listed for more a year at a what seemed like a steal of a price for such a legacy in this town, there were… Read More »

Printing Design and Execution – Popular Misconceptions about Packaging Brokerage/Consulting

By Al Bagocius Up tp to 3 percent of corporate revenues are spent on document printing costs, but more than 90 percent of companies are unaware of those very real expenses. During this time of continued economic uncertainty, a failure to at least recognize and attempt to manage these hard expenses seems at best wasteful,… Read More »

The Secrets to Communicating with Clarity

By Mark A Vickers From the sales floor to the boardroom, your ability to deliver a message with clarity will have a dramatic impact on your success. When it comes to your spoken communications, planning and preparation allows you to deliver your message more effectively, increasing the likelihood others will respond as desired. As you… Read More »

The Hidden Cost of Managing Your Accounts Receivable

By Tom Green Companies must make the best use of their assets if they are to maintain and expand their missions. Knowing the true cost of your accounts receivable and how to reduce it are critical for liquidity and efficiency. However, determining how much cost accounts receivable actually add is often a misunderstood and controversial… Read More »

Business community celebrates at JAX Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting

25 January 2014

More than 1,000 people turned out to celebrate at the JAX Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting. The annual meeting was held on the grounds of the Chamber’s headquarters in Downtown Jacksonville to commemorate the completion of Downtown’s New Front Door, a $3.5 million dollar renovation of the Chamber building headquarters. The annual meeting festivities also included… Read More »

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Foundation Financial Group promotes Jacksonville team member, Nau

21 January 2014

Foundation Financial Group announced the promotion of Christopher Nau to Executive Vice President of Sales. Nau is based out of the company’s Jacksonville Regional Sales Center, located at 225 Water Street #2100 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. “I chose to begin a career with FFG because I truly believed in the opportunity for success as long… Read More »

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Holland names Gina Ford account executive

21 January 2014

Holland Creative, a brand management firm and award-winning creative studio, has named Gina Ford as its new Account Executive to oversee client relations. Ms. Ford, who was previously the Executive Director of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, will manage client relations, account development, project execution and management, budgeting and new business development. Her skills in… Read More »

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Northeast Florida Builders Association installs new officers, announces annual award recipients

21 January 2014

The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) and the NEFBA Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) presented its annual awards to local industry leaders and welcomed a new board of directors and officers during an induction ceremony and breakfast at the University of North Florida University Center. The board of directors will be led by the NEFBA… Read More »

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Foundation Financial Group Celebrates 10 Years of Financial Services and Community Investment

16 January 2014

Foundation Financial Group is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2014. A decade of service is a significant milestone in FFG’s commitment to providing Americans with quality financial products and service. “Starting your own business is a risky endeavor, especially when you consider that 44 percent of new businesses fail within the first three years,”… Read More »

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Sarah Butters named Holland & Knight Partner

13 January 2014

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Sarah Butters has been elected to partnership effective January 1, 2014. She was formerly senior counsel. Sarah Butters, a member of the firm’s Business Section, is experienced in trust and estates litigation, sophisticated estate planning, the administration of probates, guardianship and trusts, and the formation and administration… Read More »

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Jacksonville University gains 10-year re-accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

13 January 2014

Jacksonville University has been re-accredited in good standing for the next decade by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, further solidifying its top-tier status among private Southeast universities. The rigorous assessment involved extensive work by administrative officers, faculty, students, Trustees and staff, and included comprehensive reaffirmation research and reporting, off-site reviews, on-site visits and… Read More »

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Downtown Vision, Inc. elects new Board Chair, Treasurer and Members

10 January 2014

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) announced the election of Board Chair Debbie Buckland, Treasurer William R. Prescott and members Vicki Burns, Dorothy Merrick, Allison Naseri, Karen Perkner and Numa Saisselin to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. The board also welcomes ex-officio member Aundra Wallace of the Downtown Investment Authority. Chair Debbie Buckland is executive vice president… Read More »

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Staffing firm changes name

08 January 2014

It’s a new year and a new name for a national staffing firm. OnCall Staffing, Inc. is now Agility Staffing, Inc., as of Jan. 1. In addition to the name change, former president of OnCall Staffing Mike Rolewicz founded Agility HR Group, Inc., a company launched based on experience with large groups for payroll and… Read More »

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Jacksonville-Area Credit Unions take a proactive, consumer-centric approach to protecting members who may have been affected by target security breach

03 January 2014

The Northeast Florida Chapter of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (NE FLA LSCU) announced that Jacksonville-area credit unions exemplified decisive leadership by taking proactive and consumer-centric measures to protect their members’ accounts, thus mitigating potential damages or losses related to a security breach that occurred(November 27, 2013 – December 15, 2013) at Target, one… Read More »

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Gov. Rick Scott reappoints Jacksonville Attorney Christopher Cobb to Florida construction industry licensing board

29 December 2013

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Jacksonville attorney and Jimerson & Cobb partner Christopher Cobb to a second term on the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). Cobb is appointed for a term beginning December 20, 2013, and ending October 31, 2017. “My tenure on the CILB has proven to be an invaluable opportunity to positively… Read More »

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Jax Chamber’s leadership trip and 90-day listening tour brings ideas of change to northeast

23 December 2013

When JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis took the helm of the JAX Chamber in June this year, his number one goal was to understand the needs of the local business community who make up the JAX Chamber’s membership. He embarked on a 90-Day Listening Tour and traveled to Charlotte to attend the 33rd… Read More »

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Scott Williams, Former General Counsel of Rail America, Joins Holland & Knight

19 December 2013

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that attorney Scott Williams has joined the firm’s Jacksonville office. Mr. Williams is the former senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the publicly-traded railroad holding company, RailAmerica, Inc., and the former general counsel of Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. Prior to joining RailAmerica in 2002,… Read More »

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Stronger Guidance: Two First Coast advisory firms become one

18 December 2013

Two of Jacksonville’s long-established independent wealth management firms just became one. Retirement Strategies, Inc., which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in business in January, acquired Collins Capital Management, Inc., a Southpoint firm in business since 2002. The staff from both companies will move into new, larger Retirement Strategies offices early in 2014. “We’re excited to… Read More »

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JAX Chamber announces 2014 Small Business Leader of the Year winners

16 December 2013

The JAX Chamber announced its 2014 Small Business Leader of the Year winners. The winners are: Matthew Wilson, Monument Road Animal Hospital, Arlington Council Lynda Culhane, Culhane’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Beaches Division Carter Funk, DeLuxe Cleaners, Downtown Council Rose Conry, Staff Time, Entrepreneurial Growth Division Ellen Sullivan, Doctors Express Urgent Care Centers, Health Council… Read More »

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Marywood Retreat and Conference Center will host their first New Year’s Eve Celebration.

12 December 2013

Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Style The Marywood Retreat and Conference Center, nestled on 100 acres on the St. Johns River, will be opening its’ doors to the general public for a very special New Year’s Eve Celebration. Tickets to the celebration are $75.00 per person and include: a cash bar, music provided by a… Read More »

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JAXUSA Partnership honors region’s international business leaders at quarterly luncheon

05 December 2013

JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development division of the JAX Chamber, presented its annual International Awards, sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank, during the JAXUSA Quarterly Luncheon today at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Every year, JAXUSA Partnership presents the International awards to recognize the companies and individuals that are positively impacting the international growth in Northeast… Read More »

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Creator registration opens for One Spark 2014

03 December 2013

Creator registration kicked off for One Spark 2014 on Sunday, December 1, 2013 with 75 creator projects registered in the first 48 hours, a 142% increase over the same time period last year. One Spark’s website also saw a 438% increase in traffic compared to the same time period last year. One Spark 2014 is… Read More »

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Florida 8(a) Alliance now headquartered at Beaver Street

03 December 2013

A well-attended open house on Friday, November 22, marked the establishment of the Florida 8(a) Alliance headquarters at Beaver Street Enterprise Center. Founded in November 2011 and recognized as a 501 (c) (3) Charity, the Florida 8(a) Alliance’s mission is to strengthen, train, educate and promote 8(a) and other small businesses. Andy Harold, Florida 8(a)… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union opens expansion Branch in South Jacksonville

27 November 2013

Community First Credit Union, based in Jacksonville, celebrated the opening of its 17th branch office with a commemoration of the new location on Friday. The Bartram Branch at 13910 Village Lake Circle in South Jacksonville represents an expansion for the credit union. Credit union employees and leaders as well as Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and… Read More »

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