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The How-To How much does optimizing delivery routes REALLY help? How your summer vacation reveals the health of your business How hospitals can benefit from digital marketing Why it Pays to Keep Your Online Store Safe One Battle VC’s and Start-ups Have to Win to Survive!
 
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The How-To’s on Social Listening

You need to listen In the healthcare industry, there’s no lack of conversation taking place on social media. Consumers are producing and sharing articles/blogs, discussing healthcare changes, expressing their opinions concerning their experience with your hospital, and that’s just the beginning. Are you listening to what is being said about your hospital on social media… Read More »

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How much does optimizing delivery routes REALLY help?

Jim starts his day at 7am. After a cup of coffee and catching up with the fellas in the break room, he is handed a few sheets of paper printed from an excel spreadsheet. It’s how this company has always done things. For the next 6 hours, Jim will make stops all over the city… Read More »

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How your summer vacation reveals the health of your business

As a business broker, I like to hear that a business owner is taking a vacation. My prospective buyers like to hear it too. When a business owner is able to take a vacation, it’s a good sign that there’s infrastructure in place. That links directly to the health of the business and the health… Read More »

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How hospitals can benefit from digital marketing

There is an undeniable shift happening in how patients enter and engage with hospital systems. I’m not talking about the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), I’m talking about consumer choice and how it has finally caught up to hospital systems. There was a day in the recent past when hospitals didn’t have to market themselves… Read More »

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Why it Pays to Keep Your Online Store Safe

Expanding your business to include the Internet is an excellent opportunity to reach new markets and grow your consumer base.That said, there are challenges involved in running an e-commerce website, including the responsibility of developing strong cybersecurity provisions. Keeping your customers – and your business – secure from cyber threats is no easy feat, but… Read More »

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One Battle VC’s and Start-ups Have to Win to Survive!

Values Versus Value It can be an exciting and exhilarating time. Imagine how it must feel to be a confident entrepreneur armed with your ambition and a venture backed war chest. Rules be damned, it’s time to change the world. …and this is a good thing, until of course, it’s not. For a fortunate minority,… Read More »

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Celebrates Grand Opening of Relocated Shop in Ponte Vedra to Sawgrass Village

29 January 2016

Peterbrooke Chocolatier® is excited to announce the grand opening of their recently relocated chocolate store in Sawgrass Village Shopping Center at 333 Village Main Street. The official grand opening will be held on Friday, February 5th from 6–9 p.m. Come and meet the Peterbrooke team for samples of chocolate covered popcorn and other chocolate delicacies,… Read More »

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Kudos to the risk takers

28 January 2016

I might be one of the rare few that enjoy meeting new people. Just like an undiscovered book, everyone has a story. Nearly everyone has faced some type of adversity, chance meetings, tragedy, luck and successes. Of course, attitude probably has the most influence over someone’s life and business events. One of my go-to questions… Read More »

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First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Officers and Directors

27 January 2016

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) members have elected the 2016 slate for Officers and Directors. FCHCC creates value through promoting and facilitating the success of Hispanic-owned businesses and by engaging the community at large in Northeast Florida. The new directors are Dr. Jose Nieto, D.O., Borland-Groover Clinic PA; Carlos Cruz, Hispanic Nexo; Angela… Read More »

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bestbet donates $11,500 to United Way of Northeast Florida during poker tournament fundraiser

26 January 2016

On January 21, bestbet Jacksonville and Availity hosted a charity fundraising poker tournament to benefit the United Way of Northeast Florida. Prior to the event, bestbet donated $11,500 to the United Way in continuation of the organization’s long-standing support of the non-profit.  Invited guests and United Way staff members enjoyed a fun-filled evening of poker, hors… Read More »

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Ameris Bank To Be Part of Downtown Jacksonville’s Skyline

20 January 2016

Ameris Bank symbolizes its expansion in Northeast Florida by becoming a part of the city’s skyline with its name atop the high-rise building Riverplace Tower on the Southbank of downtown Jacksonville. Sign installation began the week of Jan.18 and is expected to be completed by the week of February 8. The bank’s name will appear… Read More »

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Sbraga & Company Hires Justin Petruce as Executive Chef, and Erika Weisflog as Pastry Chef

13 January 2016

Sbraga & Company, celebrated chef Kevin Sbraga’s newest restaurant, has hired Justin Petruce as its new Executive Chef, and Erika Weisflog as its in-house Pastry Chef. Petruce, a 2007 graduate from Johnson & Wales University — Charlotte, comes to Sbraga & Company from Petruce Et Al in Philadelphia, where he served as a co-owner and co-executive… Read More »

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New Great Harvest Bread Co. set to open in Jacksonville

12 January 2016

Local owner Lorenda Tiscornia is putting the final touches on her new Great Harvest Bread Company bakery, which is set to open in Jacksonville on Jan. 15. The new bakery will be located at 11526 Lake Mead Ave., just off of Baymeadows and Gate Parkway near Atlantic Coast High School and in front of the… Read More »

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Women Leading Innovation in North Florida

11 January 2016

2 local businesses submitted for national competition Last year, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of the 2016 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge and Summit, including a nationwide women’s business competition to highlight innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and their families. The North… 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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