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Real Estate Excitement: Evaluating opportunities and the buy or lease decision How Much? How Fast? The Cold, Hard Truth about Selling Your Business Printing Design and Execution – Popular Misconceptions about Packaging Brokerage/Consulting The Secrets to Communicating with Clarity The Hidden Cost of Managing Your Accounts Receivable Natural Decision: Champion Brands CEO explains why the move to CNG
 

Real Estate Excitement: Evaluating opportunities and the buy or lease decision

Housing Boom Creates Commercial Opportunities Young workers, growing companies and favorable interest rates are driving demand for housing in Northeast Florida. The resulting boom in the residential real estate market is fueling commercial development as well, centered around the strongest pockets of growth. Multi-family housing is surging as recent college graduates lured by career opportunities… Read More »

How Much? How Fast? The Cold, Hard Truth about Selling Your Business

By Kim Deas After working it for more than 22 years, everyone in town knew their business. Surely it was worth a lot of money, right? Well, after having the business listed for more a year at a what seemed like a steal of a price for such a legacy in this town, there were… Read More »

Printing Design and Execution – Popular Misconceptions about Packaging Brokerage/Consulting

By Al Bagocius Up tp to 3 percent of corporate revenues are spent on document printing costs, but more than 90 percent of companies are unaware of those very real expenses. During this time of continued economic uncertainty, a failure to at least recognize and attempt to manage these hard expenses seems at best wasteful,… Read More »

The Secrets to Communicating with Clarity

By Mark A Vickers From the sales floor to the boardroom, your ability to deliver a message with clarity will have a dramatic impact on your success. When it comes to your spoken communications, planning and preparation allows you to deliver your message more effectively, increasing the likelihood others will respond as desired. As you… Read More »

The Hidden Cost of Managing Your Accounts Receivable

By Tom Green Companies must make the best use of their assets if they are to maintain and expand their missions. Knowing the true cost of your accounts receivable and how to reduce it are critical for liquidity and efficiency. However, determining how much cost accounts receivable actually add is often a misunderstood and controversial… Read More »

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 »

Staffing firm changes name

08 January 2014

It’s a new year and a new name for a national staffing firm. OnCall Staffing, Inc. is now Agility Staffing, Inc., as of Jan. 1. In addition to the name change, former president of OnCall Staffing Mike Rolewicz founded Agility HR Group, Inc., a company launched based on experience with large groups for payroll and… Read More »

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Jacksonville-Area Credit Unions take a proactive, consumer-centric approach to protecting members who may have been affected by target security breach

03 January 2014

The Northeast Florida Chapter of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (NE FLA LSCU) announced that Jacksonville-area credit unions exemplified decisive leadership by taking proactive and consumer-centric measures to protect their members’ accounts, thus mitigating potential damages or losses related to a security breach that occurred(November 27, 2013 – December 15, 2013) at Target, one… Read More »

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Gov. Rick Scott reappoints Jacksonville Attorney Christopher Cobb to Florida construction industry licensing board

29 December 2013

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Jacksonville attorney and Jimerson & Cobb partner Christopher Cobb to a second term on the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). Cobb is appointed for a term beginning December 20, 2013, and ending October 31, 2017. “My tenure on the CILB has proven to be an invaluable opportunity to positively… Read More »

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Jax Chamber’s leadership trip and 90-day listening tour brings ideas of change to northeast

23 December 2013

When JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis took the helm of the JAX Chamber in June this year, his number one goal was to understand the needs of the local business community who make up the JAX Chamber’s membership. He embarked on a 90-Day Listening Tour and traveled to Charlotte to attend the 33rd… Read More »

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Scott Williams, Former General Counsel of Rail America, Joins Holland & Knight

19 December 2013

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that attorney Scott Williams has joined the firm’s Jacksonville office. Mr. Williams is the former senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the publicly-traded railroad holding company, RailAmerica, Inc., and the former general counsel of Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. Prior to joining RailAmerica in 2002,… Read More »

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Stronger Guidance: Two First Coast advisory firms become one

18 December 2013

Two of Jacksonville’s long-established independent wealth management firms just became one. Retirement Strategies, Inc., which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in business in January, acquired Collins Capital Management, Inc., a Southpoint firm in business since 2002. The staff from both companies will move into new, larger Retirement Strategies offices early in 2014. “We’re excited to… Read More »

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JAX Chamber announces 2014 Small Business Leader of the Year winners

16 December 2013

The JAX Chamber announced its 2014 Small Business Leader of the Year winners. The winners are: Matthew Wilson, Monument Road Animal Hospital, Arlington Council Lynda Culhane, Culhane’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Beaches Division Carter Funk, DeLuxe Cleaners, Downtown Council Rose Conry, Staff Time, Entrepreneurial Growth Division Ellen Sullivan, Doctors Express Urgent Care Centers, Health Council… Read More »

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Marywood Retreat and Conference Center will host their first New Year’s Eve Celebration.

12 December 2013

Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Style The Marywood Retreat and Conference Center, nestled on 100 acres on the St. Johns River, will be opening its’ doors to the general public for a very special New Year’s Eve Celebration. Tickets to the celebration are $75.00 per person and include: a cash bar, music provided by a… Read More »

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JAXUSA Partnership honors region’s international business leaders at quarterly luncheon

05 December 2013

JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development division of the JAX Chamber, presented its annual International Awards, sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank, during the JAXUSA Quarterly Luncheon today at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Every year, JAXUSA Partnership presents the International awards to recognize the companies and individuals that are positively impacting the international growth in Northeast… Read More »

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Creator registration opens for One Spark 2014

03 December 2013

Creator registration kicked off for One Spark 2014 on Sunday, December 1, 2013 with 75 creator projects registered in the first 48 hours, a 142% increase over the same time period last year. One Spark’s website also saw a 438% increase in traffic compared to the same time period last year. One Spark 2014 is… Read More »

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Florida 8(a) Alliance now headquartered at Beaver Street

03 December 2013

A well-attended open house on Friday, November 22, marked the establishment of the Florida 8(a) Alliance headquarters at Beaver Street Enterprise Center. Founded in November 2011 and recognized as a 501 (c) (3) Charity, the Florida 8(a) Alliance’s mission is to strengthen, train, educate and promote 8(a) and other small businesses. Andy Harold, Florida 8(a)… Read More »

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Community First Credit Union opens expansion Branch in South Jacksonville

27 November 2013

Community First Credit Union, based in Jacksonville, celebrated the opening of its 17th branch office with a commemoration of the new location on Friday. The Bartram Branch at 13910 Village Lake Circle in South Jacksonville represents an expansion for the credit union. Credit union employees and leaders as well as Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and… Read More »

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Paul Davis Restoration names David Machia as estimator

21 November 2013

Marguerite and Mike Mumford, owners of Paul Davis Restoration of North Florida have recently hired David Machia as one of the company’s estimators. Machia will be responsible for estimating and overseeing residential and commercial restoration projects along with emergency mitigation, clean up and reconstruction of property damages from water, fire, smoke, vandalism, and mold insurance… Read More »

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iStart Jax Launches Program to Inspire Entrepreneurial Mindset in Underprivileged Population

20 November 2013

iStart Jax is pleased to announce the launch of an ambitious program, E-Mindset. Short for Entrepreneurial Mindset, E-Mindset is a revolutionary and globally proven program focusing on engaging and inspiring underprivileged women and young adults on the fundamental concepts of the entrepreneurial mindset and its unlimited potential. According to a recent study by The Ewing… Read More »

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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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