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Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG Shared Executive Office Space Offers Clients Chances to Save and Collaborate Slice Through Marketing Noise with a Brand Messaging Platform Built on Archetypes Transportation and Logistics on the Move Wi-Fi is better than candy United for a Cause
 

Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG

©Ken McCray Photography Earl Benton doesn’t let a good idea go to waste. The president of Jacksonville-based beverage distributor Champion Brands was initially thwarted in his attempt to use compressed natural gas for his fleet of trucks. But he is now helping to herald in what could be a new era of alternative fuel usage… Read More »

Shared Executive Office Space Offers Clients Chances to Save and Collaborate

Lisa Gufford was told once to never settle for less and to never sacrifice cost for quality. She has taken both to heart as the Co-founder/Managing Member of Executive Suite Professionals, a full-service, all-inclusive executive business center located on the 14th floor Downtown’s EverBank Center. Spacious executive suites overlooking the St. Johns River and the… Read More »

Slice Through Marketing Noise with a Brand Messaging Platform Built on Archetypes

By Dave Barbush Consumers are bombarded by thousands of marketing messages every day. There are ads in social media; ads in apps; ads on the air. One can’t even go to the restroom without seeing an ad. To get your message to your end-user, you need to cut through all this noise. You need to… Read More »

Transportation and Logistics on the Move

The logistics and supply chain management industry is on the move, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education is helping area employers keep up. UNF has helped more than 300 professionals attain a Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL), which helps them advance their careers while supporting their employer’s growth and the… Read More »

Wi-Fi is better than candy

By Jason Reynolds More and more small business owners across Jacksonville are making Wi-Fi available to their customers. As you might expect, these tech-savvy businesses across the First Coast include restaurants and coffee shops. But they also include doctors’ offices, vehicle repair shops, bookstores, hair salons, and car dealerships—in fact, every kind of small, main… Read More »

United for a Cause

Celebrating 90 years of making an impact on our community, United Way of Northeast Florida has a rich history of creating positive, lasting change. Founded as the Community Chest by a group of concerned citizens, the organization supported a variety of social services from the outset. Continuously evolving since to meet the changing needs of… Read More »

Zeeshan S. Aziz, M.D. joins St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat

20 November 2013

Dr. Kalpana DePasquale, DO and founder of St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat and Avanti Medical Spa, has named Zeeshan S. Aziz, M.D. as a key physician at the practice. Dr. Aziz will be responsible for ear, nose and throat (ENT) patient care in the office and in surgery. Dr. Aziz specializes in otolaryngology, rhinology,… Read More »

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Small Business Owner and Veteran Earns $20,000 Grant

18 November 2013

Marine combat veteran, David Moorefield, CEO of DAK Resources was awarded $20,000 November 14th by Veterans Pathway. “This grant will allow me to expand my business development activities and create a significant level of jobs for Floridians throughout our state.” says Moorefield. In a ceremony at the headquarters of the Wounded Warrior Project, in front… Read More »

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Holland & Knight welcomes four new associates in Jacksonville

14 November 2013

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Michael Gropper, Jennifer Kifer, Drew O’Malley, and Ray Treadwell have joined the firm as associates in the Jacksonville office. Michael Gropper is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section and focuses his practice on management-side labor and employment matters. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Gropper… Read More »

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Getting the Super (Near Graduate) on Your Team

14 November 2013

By now you are on page 4. You have already seen the cover featuring the best business students Jacksonville University has to offer, all who are set to graduate within the next 18 months. I want to describe how this idea came to fruition. For me, a personal point of irritation has been that, all… Read More »

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Evans Joins Visit Jacksonville as Partner Sales Manager

13 November 2013

Kim Evans has joined Visit Jacksonville as partner sales manager. In her new role at Visit Jacksonville, Evans will service 400 partners with the organization – along with engaging more businesses to participate in Visit Jacksonville’s destination marketing and sales mission. “We look forward to having Kim on our team to ensure we’re providing the… Read More »

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MAY Management Services celebrates 25th Anniversary

12 November 2013

MAY Management Services, Inc. is celebrating its 25th Anniversary as a leader in community association property management during an Open House at their newest office location in Ponte Vedra Beach. Established in November 1988 MAY Management is the largest provider of property management services in northeast Florida. Specializing in providing services to homeowners, condominium and… Read More »

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Legacy Trust Adds 30-Year Veteran to Investment Team

10 November 2013

Marty Flack has more than 30 years of investment and client relationship experience, and is now one of Legacy Trust Family Wealth Offices’ newest team members. Mr. Flack’s appointment as Director, Relationship Management, was introduced to the firm this morning by CEO and Chairman, Kristin McLauchlan, adding a level of client service to a company… Read More »

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SBDC at UNF hires Katie Arroyo as International Trade Specialist

08 November 2013

The Small Business Development Center at UNF (SBDC), the premier source for small business assistance in North Florida, is pleased to announce Katie Arroyo has been hired as International Trade Specialist. Arroyo will provide confidential consulting and training to small business owners interested in engaging in international trade. Previously, Arroyo worked at the Center for… Read More »

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Visit Jacksonville Selects Toni Chadwell as Event Specialist

05 November 2013

Toni Alison Chadwell has joined Visit Jacksonville as event specialist. Chadwell is responsible for planning and executing major annual events, client familiarization events and other monthly educational sessions, and assisting with the partnership development department at Visit Jacksonville. She reports to Katie Kurycki, director of marketing and product development. In addition, Chadwell will provide oversight… Read More »

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iStart Jax supports technology company’s growth in North East Florida

01 November 2013

Building Owners Seeking Savings Power EIWCorp’s International Expansion iStart Jax supports technology company’s growth Energy Intelligence Worldwide, Corp. is installing its Energy Consumption Optimizer (ECO) software-as-a-service in a large indoor shopping center and hotel in the heart of Singapore. This installation is scheduled to be followed by ECO installations in high-rise office buildings and other… Read More »

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November 8th,9th,10th: Internet Marketing for beginners live

31 October 2013

If You Know There’s Major Opportunity Online But Don’t Know How Or Where To Get Started… “In Just One Weekend You’ll Discover Everything You Need To Start Or Grow Your Business Using The Internet…” The secret to more customers, more sales, more website traffic, more free time, and more money is LITERALLY at your fingertips…… Read More »

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KYN company Original Fuzz sells out first pre-sale

29 October 2013

Proving viability as an early-stage Jacksonville Startup Original Fuzz ended its pre-sale after just twenty-five days, selling out of all of its Peruvian guitar strap pre-orders earlier than expected. The milestone is an important one for the company, which is one of four startups participating in the KYN accelerator downtown. Original Fuzz produces guitar straps,… Read More »

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Axia Public Relations scored a public relations retainer from the Brown-Forman Corporation

28 October 2013

Axia Public Relations scored a public relations retainer from the Brown-Forman Corporation, makers of Southern Comfort. Axia will promote Southern Comfort’s participation in the annual Florida vs. Georgia football game. Southern Comfort’s Chief Entertainment Officer, Celebrity Chef and Author Tim Laird will make several pre-game appearance sharing his special tailgate ideas and tips that are… Read More »

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Franklin Street negotiates lease for new gym in Orange Park

22 October 2013

Deal is part of a trend of health & fitness businesses taking over empty retail space in the Jacksonville area, says real estate firm Jamie Swanson of Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate firm, negotiated a 10-year lease for Training Ground Fitness, a new gym in Orange Park.  The 22,500 square foot space, located… Read More »

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Florida 8 (a) Alliance presents an exciting opportunity for small business

16 October 2013

Find a New Revenue Stream and Learn about the SBIR Program The Florida 8 (a) Alliance is thrilled to host a workshop focused on Small Business Innovation Research grants (SBIR) presented by Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. on November 12, 2013 from 8am to 11:30 am at Beaver Street Enterprise Center located 1225 W… Read More »

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iStart Jax partners with inaugural TEDx Jacksonville to spread ideas worth sharing

16 October 2013

iStart Jax is pleased to announce their partnership of our city’s inaugural TEDx Jacksonville event, happening at WJCT on October 26, 2013. 300 audience members will experience a day-long, multi-disciplinary conference featuring 10 inspiring talks by a roster of distinct speakers, four inspired performances from Jacksonville’s brilliant art scene and thoughtful dialogues, along with shared… Read More »

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United Way of Northeast Florida Strengthens Education, Income and Health

16 October 2013

Originally established in Denver, CO as the Community Chest more than 100 years ago, United Way has long been seen as a fundraiser.  During a luncheon today, United Way of Northeast Florida volunteers announced a goal to grow its Community Impact Fund that will result in even greater emphasis on measurable outcomes and research-based initiatives.… Read More »

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One Spark blasts past goal for RocketHub crowdfunding campaign

16 October 2013

One Spark 2014’s successful RocketHub campaign wrapped up today at 1pm, blasting past the set goals by raising a total of $70,556 from 532 contributors. The set goals were $50,000 raised and 500 funders. Campaign funders included a broad cross-section of Jacksonville residents and 108 funders from outside Jacksonville. The average contribution to the campaign… Read More »

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CxP Southeast Regional Data Center Nearing Completion

15 October 2013

Colocation company offers move-in specials for 121,000-square-foot facility in Jacksonville, Fla. CxP, LLC is pre-selling data and office space in its new, 121,000-square-foot Southeast Regional colocation center at 8324 Baymeadows Way. Office space is scheduled to be completed by early December and the data center is to go live by February. CxP purchased the former… Read More »

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Jon Gordon to speak at Beaver Street Enterprise Center’s 10th Anniversary Awards Luncheon

11 October 2013

On October 24, 2013, best-selling author Jon Gordon will be keynote speaker at Beaver Street Enterprise Center’s 10th Anniversary Awards Luncheon.  Helping the business incubator celebrate a decade as “The Blueprint for Business Success,” Gordon will bring his enthusiasm, expertise and positive energy to familiar turf.  “Jon inspired us at our first anniversary luncheon in… Read More »

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