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How to Avoid Pitfalls When Buying Or Selling A Business Rethinking Tourism: Visit Jacksonville Adds Value to More Than Just the Hospitality Industry Capitalizing on Sports Tourism Giving Your Business Room to Grow: How One Man’s Passion for a Business Incubator is Changing the City Cutting Costs By Paying It Forward Control Your Space
 

How to Avoid Pitfalls When Buying Or Selling A Business

By Kate Mesic Buying or selling a business will likely be one of the defining moments of your life. Whether you are preparing to invest your life’s savings into your dream or cashing out after a lifetime of working on your business, you want to move on confidently–knowing that you made the right decision and… Read More »

Rethinking Tourism: Visit Jacksonville Adds Value to More Than Just the Hospitality Industry

You don’t need to be in the hospitality industry to benefit from tourism. That’s one of the lessons that businesses have learned by participating in Visit Jacksonville’s partnership program. The benefits of the $2.2 billion in area business sales that tourism generated in 2013 were dispersed among industries, as evidenced by the more than 22,000… Read More »

Capitalizing on Sports Tourism

By Todd Hall Local sport commissions and sport authorities are commonly tasked with securing funds to build and manage sport facilities, obtain sport franchises and to use sports and sporting events to boost the economic development and meet the needs of businesses and residents. Such is the case with the City of Jacksonville’s department of… Read More »

Giving Your Business Room to Grow: How One Man’s Passion for a Business Incubator is Changing the City

Kevin Grant enjoys helping people and he has ample opportunity to do so as interim director of Beaver Street Enterprise Center. As home to about two dozen small businesses, the 25,000-square-foot core-city business incubator is a hub of entrepreneurial activity and a nexus for community outreach. Grant is bolstering the resources available to BSEC’s tenant… Read More »

Cutting Costs By Paying It Forward

As a business owner, you probably want employees to have more than the mandatory competencies and required education. You want employees who are diligent, confident team players who work well with others. Unfortunately, school alone does not always instill such desirable traits in employees. Future workers sometimes require training to develop and apply skill such… Read More »

Control Your Space – Retain More Business

Getting customers is hard. But keeping customers can be even harder. Regardless of what type of business you run, you know that attracting customers can be expensive. They can also go as fast as they came—unless you provide them a positive experience. From restaurants to law firms to dentists’ offices, you want to control the… Read More »

Portofino Pools CEO Helps Establish Pool Health and Safety Standards

25 July 2014

Commercial pool operators tap industry leader Jack Manilla for expertise and education TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, West Indies — Portofino Pools President Jack Manilla has helped Trinidad professionals become Certified Pool Operators ®. Manilla recently provided 16 hours of training during a two-day classroom session at the South West Regional Indoor Sport Complex in the borough… Read More »

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Leadership Jacksonville names new board of directors for 2014-15

17 July 2014

Leadership Jacksonville, an organization that develops youth and adult leaders in Northeast Florida, recently named new officers and members of its 2014-15 board of directors led by president Deborah Moore. In addition to the election of Moore, senior vice president and marketing director at EverBank, as the board president, the organization also announced the election… Read More »

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Certified Slings & Supply opens service center in Jacksonville

14 July 2014

Certified Slings & Supply, a leading distributor and manufacturer of custom rigging, contractor supplies and safety equipment, announced today that it will open a new, 11,000-square-foot service center in Jacksonville on July21. With the opening of the Jacksonville location, Certified Slings & Supply extends its Florida coverage area from Miami to North Florida, with seven… Read More »

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Two Jacksonville startups find growth and partnership in their own back yard.

11 July 2014

Maple Street Biscuit Company selects ProfileGorilla software to help manage growth and streamline critical information Maple Street Biscuit Company, a Jacksonville based restaurant group, today announced its selection of ProfileGorilla, a software company also based in Jacksonville, to help manage its back office of administrative information and documents to support upcoming growth of their restaurants.… Read More »

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Freedom Boat Club’s Almeida trademarks her popular alter-ego

10 July 2014

Coffee shops have baristas and clothing designers have fashionistas. But there is only one Boatanista on the planet. And Lisa Almeida has spent a lifetime proving that she is worthy of the moniker. Apparently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agrees. This month, Almeida was awarded a trademark for “Boatanista.” But long before her nickname became a legal… Read More »

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway to host Grand Opening Event

30 June 2014

Racers and notable celebrity guests to take to the track in support of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) WHAT: Autobahn Indoor Speedway, one of the nation’s premier indoor go-karting facilities, will celebrate the GRAND OPENING of its Jacksonville, FL location on July 3, 2014 with a daylong fundraiser celebration to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation… Read More »

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New member tenant at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

26 June 2014

RISING LIKE THE PHOENIX AT BEAVER STREET! Ella Russell founded Phoenix CM Incorporated in 2011 after a long career as a case manager in social services, having worked with the Florida Department of Children and Families and Duval County Health Department. “I saw the need for a compassionate, Christian-based 501-C(3) care management agency that addresses… Read More »

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JU expands footprint with 40-acre land purchase south of campus

26 June 2014

Jacksonville University is pleased to announce the purchase of approximately 40 acres of riverfront property located directly south of its Arlington campus. According to University administration, the acquisition is JU’s largest in more than half a century. “The purchase of this valuable parcel of land for future development is significant. It allows Jacksonville University to… Read More »

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Sensi-Care Services, Inc. now at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

24 June 2014

SENSI-CARE SERVICES, INC. – CARING FOR THOSE WHO CARED FOR US Sensi-Care Services, Inc. is addressing a growing need in the aging population of Northeast Florida. “There are too many people being placed in nursing facilities when they would be happier and healthier living in their own homes. We offer the services that can make… Read More »

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Kiteboard WTB

19 June 2014

Ever been kiteboarding? Nope me neither. That is until my wife called my bluff and booked a lesson for me. For quite some time, I have said, “Hey that looks fun, I should try that.”  Thankfully, Robin knows what is good for me and forced me out of my comfort zone with a call to… Read More »

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Visit Jacksonville Launches “#OnlyInJax” Instagram Campaign

18 June 2014

Just in time for summer we want you to get social with us Visit Jacksonville launches its first major tourism campaign on Instagram, encouraging residents and visitors to highlight all the special attractions, places and sights that can be found only in Jacksonville by posting images to the social network with the hashtag #OnlyInJax. To… Read More »

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Northeast Florida companies and organizations raised more than $20 million to advance education, income and health initiatives

13 June 2014

United Way of Northeast Florida recognized today the businesses, individuals and community leaders who joined together to raise $20,613,702 for the organization’s annual community campaign. More than 650 people attended the Annual Meeting and Campaign Celebration at the Prime Osborn Convention Center where United Way presented 21 awards in six different categories (please see complete… Read More »

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway opens new location in Jacksonville

11 June 2014

RACERS TAKE TO THE TRACK IN EUROPEAN STYLE INDOOR GO-KARTS Autobahn Indoor Speedway, one of the nation’s premiere indoor go-karting facilities, unveiled its second location in Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday, June 9, 2014.  Jacksonville’s newest attraction, located at 6601 Executive Park Court North, is perfect for adults and children alike, who area ready to take… Read More »

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Brosche Campaign has Raised More Funds than any Other Campaign for City Council

11 June 2014

Anna Brosche Campaign Reaches $100,000 Cash Raised Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, has raised over $100,000 in monetary donations since announcing her candidacy in January of this year.  Brosche has received over 275 unique contributions from individuals and businesses for a monetary total of $100,040 since the start of the… Read More »

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Prime Realty sells 22,000 sf office condo to Craven Land Corporation

05 June 2014

Prime Realty announced the sale of 22,000 square feet of commercial office space to Craven Land Corporation for the purchase price of $1,100,00.00. The two story building is located at 4237 Salisbury Road North in Jacksonville. Prime Realty’s CEO, Tyler Saldutti, represented the landlord, Salisbury FSG, LLC, in the transaction. “We were able to help… Read More »

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Insurance Professionals of Northeast Florida names Marguerite Mumford as 2014 Insurance Professional of the Year

02 June 2014

Insurance Professionals of Northeast Florida, an affiliate with the International Association of Insurance Professionals has named Marguerite Mumford as the 2014 Insurance Professional of the Year. Mumford received the award on May 20 during the insurance organization’s 31st Annual 2014 Industry Appreciation Night in Jacksonville. Mumford is the owner of Paul Davis Restoration offices in… Read More »

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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront welcomes new General Manager

28 May 2014

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront has welcomed Gino Caliendo as general manager. Caliendo has more than 33 years of experience in the hotel industry, all with Hyatt, and he most recently served as the general manager for six years at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Caliendo will oversee all aspects… Read More »

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First Coast Wealth Management firm adds new Portfolio Manager

16 May 2014

A Southside retirement-planning firm recently welcomed a new member to its team. Retirement Strategies, Inc. hired Thomas Haggerty, a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), as an investment research analyst and portfolio manager. Haggerty spent the previous six years as an equity analyst on Wall St. with Susquehanna International Group. He’s a member of the CFA® Society… Read More »

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Congratulations to the Healthiest Companies Winners!

15 May 2014

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council (FCWWC) along with Humana are pleased to honor 46 Healthiest Company Winners. These companies are being honored for their commitment to employee health and wellbeing. The 6th Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference and Healthiest Awards Luncheon was May 14, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The event… Read More »

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Former co-workers open independent insurance store

14 May 2014

Former colleagues Blake Rhodes and Danny Sands previously worked together at a local State Farm Insurance Agency and are reuniting to open a Brightway Insurance independent agency at 11160-132 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, Fla. “Through Brightway Insurance we have a much larger pool of companies to draw from when we’re helping our customers find the… Read More »

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