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7 Steps to Protect Your Social Media

From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram and Foursquare, one thing is abundantly clear—social media is here to stay. In fact, data show that people spend more time on social media sites than any other type of site. If you or your business are not actively involved in social media, now is the time to start.… Read More »

When your spouse is also your co-worker

Mutual respect but separate responsibilities. Those are the bedrocks upon which the husband and wife team of John and Erika Nelson have built their company. “At home we make decisions together. At work we might talk about decisions on big stuff but we really run separately during the day,” John Nelson said. “We’re not communicating… Read More »

Interviewing – Critical Communication Skills for Salespeople and Job Seekers

By Mark Vickers Whether you are in a one-on-one sales discussion or interviewing for a new job, your success will heavily depend on your communication skills during the interviewing process. In a very short period of time you will be required to: Build rapport Gather information Share information Close the deal It is a standard… Read More »

Meet the Top 40 Talent

Dependable. Hard working. Loyal. These are a few of the more common adjectives that this year’s group of the  Top 40 Students at students at Jacksonville University used to describe themselves. Team work. Empowerment. Recognition. These were the among the most frequently cited attributes of their “ideal work environment.” Family. Friends. Community service. These commitments… Read More »

Making Sense of Millennial Mayhem

3 tips to help you maximize the next generation By Josh Pelham So much has been written about these millennial creatures. They are the generation that moves at microwave speed between normal life and the digital realm, occasionally poking their heads into the real world for some much needed air. You can already picture him.… Read More »

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 »

Southside Business Men’s Club inducts youngest President in 82 years

06 February 2014

Even at 82 years old, the Southside Business Men’s Club can still chart new territories. Just eight years ago, the club inducted its first female president in its long history. In January, members installed their youngest, who’s also a woman. Annie Howe, Branch Manager and assistant vice president at Fidelity Bank, became the 71st president… Read More »

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Jax Chamber announces Matt Galnor as Vice President of Public Affairs

04 February 2014

The JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis has announced Matt Galnor is joining the Chamber’s leadership team as Vice President of Public Affairs. A longtime journalist and now in corporate communications at Baptist Health, Galnor will oversee communications for the Chamber and have a key role growing and developing the JAXBIZ political action committee,… Read More »

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Anna Brosche raises nearly $40,000 in first month of City Council campaign

04 February 2014

Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, raised nearly $40,000 in the first month of her campaign. Brosche received over 75 unique contributions from individuals and businesses for a monetary donation total of $39,625. Brosche credited the fundraising success to strong grassroots support across Jacksonville. “I am grateful to all of our… Read More »

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Stellar adds four employees to refrigeration services

04 February 2014

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design,engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has hired four employees to Stellar’s Refrigeration Services. The new employees are: Daniel Blaylock, Assistant Project Manager, Refrigeration Services Blaylock graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Florida. His role is to assist project managers in… Read More »

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Creative Culture Media now at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

04 February 2014

Tunji Fadiora, the 24-year old CEO and President of Creative Culture Media, is already a seasoned entrepreneur with several years of practical, hands-on experience to his credit. As a student at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Fadiora developed a thriving business in creative event production, branding and media development. “I am one of… Read More »

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JU to dedicate state-of-the-art floating classroom, new docks and vessels on St. Johns River Jan. 31

31 January 2014

What: Dedication of Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute state-of-the-art floating classroom, new Gentry Family Floating Docks, and JU’s new sailing fleet and rowing shells. A blessing of the fleet will occur beforehand. The new facilities and vessels represent more than $500,000 of investment at the JU waterfront. When: 4 p.m. check-in, 4:30 p.m. program… Read More »

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Happy anniversary time

30 January 2014

Welcome to 2014 folks. This issue marks an achievement for Rose Conry, the latest winner of the JAX Chamber’s Small Business Leader of the Year. It also marks our fifth year of publishing. Some talented individuals and I launched a media outlet (Advantage Business Magazine) that combined the proven power of print with a solid… Read More »

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The H.I.L.L. creating opportunities for hispanic workforce

29 January 2014

The Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership (The H.I.L.L.) of Northeast Florida will hold its inaugural 2014 Bilingual Job Fair on February 5. More than 10 companies will be on hand to help participants move their careers forward. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Beaver Street Enterprise… Read More »

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2014 Jacksonville Startup Weekend Winners

28 January 2014

Congratulations to ZeRoll, “an automated system to hygienically dispose of used medical examination table paper “for securing first place at the 2014 Jacksonville Startup Weekend! More than 88 aspiring entrepreneurs participated in the 54-hour event held Jan. 24-26 at the University of North Florida Student Union Building. Event featured 36 ideas pitched, and 14 Teams… Read More »

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JU’s MBA program ranks No. 14 globally, makes Tier One in prestigious CEO Magazine listing

27 January 2014

Jacksonville University’s Master of Business Administration program ranks No. 14 globally, making it a Tier One program in a newly released prestigious international list that closely analyzes “student value” as one of its main criteria. The 2013 Winter MBA Rankings, released by the International Graduate Forum (IGF) and published in the January 2014 CEO Magazine,… Read More »

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Business community celebrates at JAX Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting

25 January 2014

More than 1,000 people turned out to celebrate at the JAX Chamber’s 129th Annual Meeting. The annual meeting was held on the grounds of the Chamber’s headquarters in Downtown Jacksonville to commemorate the completion of Downtown’s New Front Door, a $3.5 million dollar renovation of the Chamber building headquarters. The annual meeting festivities also included… Read More »

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Foundation Financial Group promotes Jacksonville team member, Nau

21 January 2014

Foundation Financial Group announced the promotion of Christopher Nau to Executive Vice President of Sales. Nau is based out of the company’s Jacksonville Regional Sales Center, located at 225 Water Street #2100 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. “I chose to begin a career with FFG because I truly believed in the opportunity for success as long… Read More »

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Holland names Gina Ford account executive

21 January 2014

Holland Creative, a brand management firm and award-winning creative studio, has named Gina Ford as its new Account Executive to oversee client relations. Ms. Ford, who was previously the Executive Director of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, will manage client relations, account development, project execution and management, budgeting and new business development. Her skills in… Read More »

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Northeast Florida Builders Association installs new officers, announces annual award recipients

21 January 2014

The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) and the NEFBA Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) presented its annual awards to local industry leaders and welcomed a new board of directors and officers during an induction ceremony and breakfast at the University of North Florida University Center. The board of directors will be led by the NEFBA… Read More »

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Foundation Financial Group Celebrates 10 Years of Financial Services and Community Investment

16 January 2014

Foundation Financial Group is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2014. A decade of service is a significant milestone in FFG’s commitment to providing Americans with quality financial products and service. “Starting your own business is a risky endeavor, especially when you consider that 44 percent of new businesses fail within the first three years,”… Read More »

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Sarah Butters named Holland & Knight Partner

13 January 2014

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Sarah Butters has been elected to partnership effective January 1, 2014. She was formerly senior counsel. Sarah Butters, a member of the firm’s Business Section, is experienced in trust and estates litigation, sophisticated estate planning, the administration of probates, guardianship and trusts, and the formation and administration… Read More »

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Jacksonville University gains 10-year re-accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

13 January 2014

Jacksonville University has been re-accredited in good standing for the next decade by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, further solidifying its top-tier status among private Southeast universities. The rigorous assessment involved extensive work by administrative officers, faculty, students, Trustees and staff, and included comprehensive reaffirmation research and reporting, off-site reviews, on-site visits and… Read More »

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Downtown Vision, Inc. elects new Board Chair, Treasurer and Members

10 January 2014

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) announced the election of Board Chair Debbie Buckland, Treasurer William R. Prescott and members Vicki Burns, Dorothy Merrick, Allison Naseri, Karen Perkner and Numa Saisselin to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. The board also welcomes ex-officio member Aundra Wallace of the Downtown Investment Authority. Chair Debbie Buckland is executive vice president… Read More »

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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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