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Meet Your Small Business Leader of the Year

Nice Guys Do Finish First “Big-hearted,” “caring” and “genuine” may not be the first words that come to mind when you think of lawyers. But JAX Chamber 2016 Small Business Leader of the Year John McE. Miller, a Jacksonville Beach attorney, isn’t your typical lawyer. Many who know him would likely add “one of the… Read More »

The Wealth Thief: Unprepared Business Transitions

By Kimberly Deas John loved his quick lube business. He could not imagine a day when he would exit or sell his business. His son and son-in-law worked there, and he was anxious for them to take over the family business. He built this business for them and he could not wait to see its… Read More »

Inside Undercover Boss, what our PR firm learned

By Jason Mudd Earlier this year, our client Shoppers World, a retail discount department store with 40 locations in 11 states, appeared on Undercover Boss. The CEO, Sam Dushey, wanted to go on Undercover Boss to examine the inside of his operation as he works to expand to 500 stores nationwide. Many people want to… Read More »

Is Your Business Ready for the Fair Labor Standards Act Changes That Are Coming

Human Resources and Payroll Departments need to prepare now for the proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes that are anticipated to be announced in July. These proposed changes include raising the minimum salary threshold to $970 a week, or $50,400 a year. Currently, the threshold is $23,660 per year or $455 per week. What… Read More »

BRANDING YOU: THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR HEADSHOT

By Joe Anzalone When you think of branding, you might think of the basics: a fantastic logo, a clever tagline, a carefully chosen color palette. But in reality, branding goes way beyond your marketing “stuff.” It’s the emotional connection you create with your clients. In case you didn’t know it, YOU are your brand. Here’s… Read More »

Keep Options Open With Networking

Carey Hepler was comfortable in Corporate America. He had formed fruitful relationships as he had ascended through giants such as Citibank and Florida Blue—or so he had thought. Like countless counterparts across corporations nationwide, it was only after he was laid off in 2009 that he realized he concentrated too much on his work to… Read More »

Downtown Vision, Inc. Presents The Elbow Bender This Thursday

07 July 2015

WHAT: The Elbow Bender is a one-night party combining free outdoor concerts, parking lot parties, food trucks, plus specials and entertainment at more than a dozen Downtown bars and restaurants. The Bender will kick off ongoing Thursday evening promotions in The Elbow. WHAT: Thursday, July 9 from 6-10 p.m. with after dark programming throughout The… Read More »

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Kate Mesic Named to Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ 2015 Class of Leaders in the Law

30 June 2015

The Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) selected attorney Kate Mesic to be a member of its 2015 Class of Leaders in the Law at the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention held in Boca Raton on June 24th. Mesic received the award as a member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA), which is the Jacksonville… Read More »

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Advanced Disposal Announces Derick Redding as General Manager in Jacksonville and Atlantic Beach

25 June 2015

Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, is pleased to promote Derick Redding to general manager.  In his new role, he will oversee the company’s Jacksonville commercial hauling location responsible for commercial operations and the Atlantic Beach exclusive residential and commercial franchise. “Derick has a solid understanding of all that encompasses a hauling location –… Read More »

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Jax Cannons, Pro Ultimate, Bidding for Playoffs

24 June 2015

Cannons sit a half game out of the playoff race after 4 straight wins Coming off a pair of road wins in North Carolina, which boosted the Jacksonville Cannons American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) Power Ranking to #6 out of 25, the Cannons prepared to host the new divisional first place team in another must-win… Read More »

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Stellar New Hires and Promotions

23 June 2015

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has hired two new employees and promoted three project managers. The new employees are: Bill Stinson, Vice President, Institutional Markets Stinson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami University and has more than 35 years of commercial construction experience.… Read More »

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American Family Care Acquires Jacksonville Franchise

22 June 2015

American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, announced today that it has acquired its only franchise clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Located at 13457 Atlantic Boulevard, the location was opened in October 2010 by local physician Kay Holmes, MD and former Blue Cross Blue Shield executive Ellen Sullivan… Read More »

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Brightway Insurance Celebrates Two Growth Milestones

18 June 2015

As Brightway Insurance nears its 8th anniversary in business, Brightway has achieved two growth milestones, the company announced. Brightway, in business since 2008, is the nation’s seventh largest Personal Lines independent agency retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. As of June 1, the company has sold 250,000 policies and… Read More »

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Chicken Salad Chick Jacksonville Grand Opening Today

17 June 2015

Fast-casual restaurant franchise to open 36th location Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, opens its first Jacksonville location today. The restaurant will be located in the Reedy Branch Commons at 10920 Baymeadows Road, Unit 12, Jacksonville FL, 32256. Owner Becky Roland, of the Wishbone Group, looks forward to welcoming guests to the… Read More »

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​2nd Annual Tech Coast Conference Registration Now Open

17 June 2015

The City of Jacksonville, Jax Chamber Information Technology Council and Florida State College at Jacksonville opened registration this week for the second annual Northeast Florida signature information technology event, Tech Coast Conference. The 2015 Tech Coast Conference is scheduled for Friday, August 28 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center at 1000 Water Street. The all… Read More »

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Ameris Bancorp Aquires 18 Banking Locations in FL and GA

16 June 2015

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, is pleased to announce that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida has been completed. The Bank of America locations acquired include branches in Albany (three locations), Dublin, Fitzgerald, Hinesville, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton and Waycross, Georgia, as well as… Read More »

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