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Do you really need a blog on your website?

Seemingly everywhere you turn, you may hear about how businesses can benefit from adding a blog to their website. In fact, some sources may even tell you that a blog is a veritable necessity for business websites. Blogging can seem like a lot of work for busy entrepreneurs and professionals, and you may not think… Read More »

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How to find an experienced and aggressive business broker to sell your business

A small business owner can benefit when they hire a business broker to sell their business. Not only will the business broker work on their behalf to find qualified buyers, they will do so confidentially. When you want to sell your business, what should you look for in a broker? First of all, ask a… Read More »

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Pulled over for DUI? What happens next?

First of all, I hope you are never in this situation. But here are some important things that people wish they’d known before they are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. People are often confused about what happens next when blue lights come up behind them. It’s helpful to understand a typical DUI… Read More »

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2017 Small Business Leader of the Year

Leading with Verve, Courage and Boldness: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Owner Sarah Marie Johnston By Susan Burnell There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before a perfectly-plated entrée reaches the table. Likewise, a vast amount of unseen effort goes into starting and sustaining a successful restaurant business. Sarah Marie Johnston will tell you… Read More »

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If nothing changes, nothing changes

The story goes something like this. Bob is a moderately successful corporate type. He has put in the time and has sat through enough corporate meetings for a lifetime.  Somewhere along the way, he became unfulfilled, hit his max pay rate and now doubts why he sold the last 20 years of his professional life… Read More »

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What your employee background checks may not be telling you

By Kate Mesic For most hiring managers, performing a criminal background check is part of the hiring process. We all want to make great staff decisions because the emotional and economic cost of a bad hire can be enormous. While performing a background check is very well accepted and prudent practice, it’s important to understand… 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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Suns continue building front office staff

18 December 2015

The Jacksonville Suns announced their latest front office staffing update on Wednesday, naming four new staff members and three returning staff in new roles. The club is preparing for the 2016 season – its debut under the new ownership of Ken Babby. New to the Suns front office team are Merchandise Manager Brennan Earley, Promotions… Read More »

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One Spark to Partner with Florida Coastal School of Law, JAX Chamber for 2016 Festival

18 December 2015

Two of Jacksonville’s prized assets are joining forces with the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival to enhance One Spark 2016. The One Spark team announced today that Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) and the JAX Chamber will be co-title sponsors of the One Spark Academy, an educational asset to the festival, which takes place… Read More »

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Portofino Announces Account Manager Addition

09 December 2015

Portofino Pool Services and Outdoor Living announces the newly created position and appointment of Shane Westerman as Account Manager. Shane is responsible for managing existing commercial and residential account relationships and securing new.   “We are very honored to have Shane Westerman join Portofino. His prior experience and dedication to service in the hospitality and… Read More »

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Downtown Jacksonville Entrepreneurs Expand the Spark District

04 December 2015

Entrepreneur Ed Baldwin, representing a community of entrepreneurs in Downtown Jacksonville, formally unveiled the Spark District as the name of Downtown Jacksonville’s innovation district yesterday. In addition to promoting art and artists in Downtown, the innovation district will now spotlight resources for entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Capitalizing on programs such… Read More »

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Opens New Shop In Downtown Jacksonville

30 November 2015

Peterbrooke Chocolatier® announces the opening of their newest shop located in downtown Jacksonville at 100 West Bay Street, Suite 110, with the entrance directly across from the Wells Fargo Building on Laura Street.  The new shop will feature their hand dipped chocolates, coffee, “Peterbrooke-made” gelato, frozen yogurt, and various items from the Peterbrooke Bake Studio.… Read More »

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