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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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Show Me The Time! Empowering Your Second In Command

All too often, the founder of a business doesn’t designate the time to pause and contemplate where they have been in their professional journey, and, more importantly, what comes next.  After all, planning today dictates the outcomes of tomorrow.  If you can’t remember the last time you’ve thought strategically about how your life integrates with… Read More »

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Top 40 Business Students 2016

In this 4th year of the cooperative program between the Davis College of Business and Advantage Business Magazine, we continue to gain in momentum as North Florida’s premier private business school. It gives me great pleasure to highlight our highest performing students for 2016 as the TOP 40 approach graduation. Consistent with our mission, we… Read More »

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After the DUI arrest: Can you get a do-over?

It was a normal Saturday for Jim. After a long work week, he looked forward to relaxing and spending time with his wife of 30 years. The plan was simple. Just dinner for two and to celebrate successfully raising their oldest daughter who started college this week. Coincidentally, Jim got another promotion at work too… 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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Pieology Announces Plans for First North Florida Location

12 November 2015

Pieology Pizzeria will open its first North Florida location in the heart of Nocatee Town Center. Pieology, headquartered in Southern California, was recently ranked America’s fastest-growing restaurant chain by Technomic, the leading fact-based consulting and research firm serving the food industry. The brand new retail building, being developed by Skinner Bros. Realty, is scheduled for… Read More »

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Watson Realty Corp. Hires Director of Training & Professional Development

12 November 2015

Watson Realty Corp. has hired Trey deMoville as director of training and professional development for the Watson Family of Services. “We are very excited to have Trey join our team,” said Ed Forman, President Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®. “Trey brings a great deal of experience in training, project management and professional development to our team.… Read More »

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One Spark Announces 2016 Open Call For Creators

09 November 2015

Artists, educators, makers, entrepreneurs, inventors, musicians, scientists and anyone with great ideas looking to connect with the resources needed to make them a reality are invited to apply for One Spark 2016. One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, is now accepting applications for Creators interested in sharing their ideas at the April 7-9, 2016… Read More »

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Franklin Street Brings Brixx Wood Fired Pizza to Florida

03 November 2015

Franklin Street announces the first Florida location of Brixx Wood Fired Pizza to be located in the 220 Riverside development in Jacksonville. Brixx, represented by Franklin Street, is a franchise concept based in Charlotte, North Carolina with 31 restaurants throughout the Southeast. Carrie Smith, regional managing partner and Katy Figg, associate of retail leasing at… Read More »

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Bistro AIX: Introducing Executive Chef Christopher Cohen

02 November 2015

Forking Amazing Restaurants, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Cohen as executive chef of Bistro AIX. Originally from Boston, Chef Christopher Cohen brings over twenty years of culinary experience to Bistro AIX. Cohen moved to the Jacksonville area in 2013, where he served as executive chef for two years at bb’srestaurant. Cohen… Read More »

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Impact Player: Brumos Automotive

01 November 2015

Each issue of Advantage features an “Impact Player” from the United Way of Northeast Florida, as a means to highlight the contributions that local volunteers make to our community. Brumos Automotive supports the United Way with volunteer time and donations. 1) HOW LONG HAS THE COMPANY BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE UNITED WAY? Brumos Automotive has… Read More »

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