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Control Your Space Thinking Through a $30 Million Technology Investment Woman of Steel: Moving Beyond the Unthinkable Integrated Marketing Stage Your Business – Nine Ways to Improve the Value of Your Company NOW 3 Tips for Communicating with Your Technical Vendors
 

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 »

Thinking Through a $30 Million Technology Investment

The new proton therapy system at Ackerman Cancer Center in Mandarin represents the type of technology that can change the direction of a practice—and alter patients’ lives. In offering the world’s first proton therapy in a private, physician-owned practice, Dr. Scot Ackerman has staked $30 million on a new technology that has yet to be… Read More »

Woman of Steel: Moving Beyond the Unthinkable

Ken Suggs never stopped caring for his family or his company before he passed away in August 2010. Nor have his family or his company stopped caring for him as they have rebuilt Allstate Steel since a horrendous economy and his untimely passing brought it to its nadir. Annual revenues had plummeted to $11 million… Read More »

Integrated Marketing – The Maze Behind the Must

Traditional marketing is now suffering the same fate from the broad and instant dissemination of information as legacy media, including broadcast television and newspapers. Marketing companies can no longer wave their magic wands and hand desired results to their clients. The “Mad Men” of marketing’s past were creatures of the controlled and predictable environments of… Read More »

Stage Your Business – Nine Ways to Improve the Value of Your Company NOW

We often hear the term “stage your home” in the residential real estate market. Realtors use this tactic to get top dollar for a client’s listing and to sell the property faster. The process does not come without a commitment of time and money, yet it produces results that benefit all parties. The same concept… Read More »

3 Tips for Communicating with Your Technical Vendors

As the role of technical teams and vendors continues to expand in most businesses, communication issues continue to rise. Whether you maintain an internal project team and technical staff, or you rely on outsourced technical vendors, it is important to protect yourself from communication issues with your technical team.   State your needs clearly Recently,… Read More »

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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Photos from Top 50 Business Influencers Celebration

14 May 2014

Like us on Facebook and tag yourself and friends in the photos from the Top 50 Business Influencers Celebration! Photos by Ken McCray Photography Post by Advantage BizMag.

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Leadership Jacksonville announces new leadership summit participants

14 May 2014

Leadership Jacksonville, an organization that develops youth and adult leaders in Northeast Florida, welcomed 16 participants to its 2014New Leadership Summit, a two-day program held at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. Attendees included CEOs and other executives who are new or relatively new to Northeast Florida. “The summit offered a chance for community leaders to engage… Read More »

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iStart Jax teams with U.S. Small Business Administration for National Small Business Week 2014

14 May 2014

National Small Business Week, the annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions, kicks off its activities May 12 in San Francisco. The celebrations will continue through May 16 with similar events in Kansas City, May 13; Boston, May 15; and… Read More »

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White Oak announces new staff appointments

13 May 2014

White Oak Conservation Holdings, LLC (White Oak), is pleased to present new members of the professional team, working to promote conservation through innovative education, science, training, and collaborations. The team is based at the 7,400-acre White Oak facility that is home to more than 20 imperiled species including rhinos, cheetahs and okapi. To learn more… Read More »

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Women business owners – Small Business Week resources

13 May 2014

Calling Women Business Owners, if you are an established woman business owner with 50% ownership, and want to grow your business, the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) can show you how. Applications are open for JWBC’s premier mentoring program, ATHENAPowerLink®. Click here to learn more about the program, review enrollment criteria and download an application.… Read More »

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Successful entrepreneurs mentor new business owners in 5K at UNF

13 May 2014

The 1st Annual River City Mentor Walk was held at the University of North Florida campus on April 27. During the River City Mentor Walk early-stage small business owners were matched with seasoned entrepreneurs who acted as mentors while they walked the three-mile trek around the UNF campus. Pairs discussed business challenges and ideas for… Read More »

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Jacksonville University’s Dolphin Pitch looks to bring ideas to reality

06 May 2014

First came the Shark Tank. Now comes the Dolphin Pitch. Jacksonville University recently hosted an “elevator pitch” competition to create an entrepreneurial spirit among students. “One of our goals is to bring entrepreneurship across the campus. There’s not a major at any university that doesn’t have a business implication to it,” said Martin Luytjes, adjunct… Read More »

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iStart Jax invites you to a video premier of “Did you know?”

06 May 2014

iStart Jax held the first class in its new Entrepreneurial Mindset program on April 26. Together with Kauffman Laboratories for Enterprise Creation and local corporate sponsors such as Florida Blue and The Jaguars Foundation, iStart Jax has launched the program with 23 young adults, with a long-term objective producing 1,000 entrepreneurial minds. A video, “Did… Read More »

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6th Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference and Healthiest Companies Award Luncheon

01 May 2014

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council (FCWWC) along with Humana present “The Art of Wellness”, the largest annual Wellness Conference in Jacksonville. We’ll also celebrate more than 40 companies honored for their commitment to employee health and wellness as well as the Frank Barker Wellness Leader during the Healthiest Companies Awards Luncheon. The 6th Annual… Read More »

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Florida 8(a) Alliance to hold third annual federal contracting conference May 27 &28

29 April 2014

The Florida 8(a) Alliance wants to help companies take their businesses to the next level by expanding their horizons at the organization’s upcoming annual federal contracting conference. Attendees of the May 27-28 networking and training event at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando will learn the latest news, trends and best practices in government… Read More »

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Brightway Insurance opening Palencia Store

29 April 2014

An extensive background in insurance and the prominence of the Brightway Insurance brand throughout Northeast Florida led Bob Miller, CPCU, to open a store at 7440 US Highway 1 North, Suite 102 in St. Augustine. The Euclid, Ohio, native graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing as well as… Read More »

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United Way of Northeast Florida announces new President and CEO

24 April 2014

The United Way of Northeast Florida board of trustees today announced the selection of Michelle Braun as president and CEO, effective July 1, 2014. Braun succeeds longtime president and CEO, Connie Hodges, who in January announced her plans to retire in December 2014. “Michelle has been actively involved in philanthropy and community development across northeast… Read More »

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iStart Jax gears up for next big leap: Adds Trey Bowles and Linda Olson to board of advisors

23 April 2014

iStart Jax has expanded its board of advisors and executive leadership team to help the growing business accelerator launch programs and initiatives. After working with more than 100 nominees from across the U.S, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based nonprofit has added experienced entrepreneurs, investors and consultants to facilitate the organization’s development while supporting new efforts like entrepreneurship… Read More »

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Great Point Partners makes investment in Orange Health Solutions to finance the acquisition of MZI HealthCare

21 April 2014

Orange Health Solutions (“Orange”), a Jacksonville, FL based technology enabled health care services company, today announced a significant investment from Great Point Partners (“GPP”), a health care focused private equity firm based in Greenwich, CT. The primary use of the proceeds was to finance Orange’s acquisition of MZI HealthCare (“MZI”). The purchase of MZI enhances… Read More »

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UNF and Brooks partner in health training

21 April 2014

The University of North Florida is launching a groundbreaking program that could create job opportunities for health-care professionals and improve the well-being of area residents, by providing advanced training for health and wellness coaches. UNF’s Division of Continuing Education and Brooks College of Health have collaborated with Wellcoaches School of Coaching to offer the area’s… Read More »

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iStart Jax partners with Everywhere Else Tennessee National Startup Conference

18 April 2014

iStart Jax is pleased to announce the partnership with a National Startup Conference. Everywhere Else Tennessee is a national startup conference focused entirely on helping entrepreneurs and startups tackle the unique challenges of starting up outside of Silicon Valley. The event is expecting a sellout crowd of 400 for its 2nd annual event in Memphis,… Read More »

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