Monthly Archives: August 2010

First Coast Manufacturers Association Reports Members are Upbeat about Economy

Members of Jacksonville, Florida’s First Coast Manufacturers Association employ more than half of the region’s 45,000 manufacturing workers. A current survey of members revealed that Jacksonville manufacturing businesses have an upbeat outlook on the economy for the first time in … Continue reading

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Jacksonville, Florida Businesses and Residents Join Forces to Clean up Riverside Area

The Riverside area of Jacksonville, Florida is best described as an eclectic mix of residents and businesses from various ethnic and economic backgrounds. The Riverside Avondale Development Organization recently organized a community cleanup project to pick up litter throughout the … Continue reading

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Popular Opinion Website, Yelp, Sued by Several Small Business Owners

Yelp is a popular web site that allows guests to post opinions about fifteen million small local businesses nationwide, such as restaurants, shops and service providers. Several small business owners recently filed suit against the company, saying that they have … Continue reading

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What Jacksonville, Florida Small Business Owners Need to Know About Employee Work Hours

If you own a business that operates strictly in Florida, you need to be aware of and follow Florida Labor laws. Employee work hours can be a particular point of contention between business owners and workers; some of the highlights … Continue reading

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Can Social Media Help Your Florida Business?

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Potential for Florida Commercial Foreclosure Crisis Looms Large

As one of the largest markets in the U.S. for commercial real estate loans, Florida is at risk of significant financial losses if commercial foreclosure forecasts prove correct, says one Jacksonville business and tax attorney. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum … Continue reading

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New Jacksonville, Florida Small Business Racks Up Sales Offering Perfect Product for Down Economy

Despite the still lagging economy, a tiny Riverside bicycle shop in Jacksonville, Florida opened its doors in February of 2010 – and racked up 100 sales and 500 Facebook fans in its first month of operation. While the store, called … Continue reading

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Slander Verdict Dogs South Florida Hospital

Jacksonville business attorneys have taken note of a verdict awarding a South Florida heart surgeon $6.5 million for breach of contract and slander that has been upheld by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals. The suit, brought by the surgeon … Continue reading

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Trademark Battle: Whiskey River v. Whiskey Creek

Whiskey Creek, a Nebraska based chain company, is seeking to enjoin “Whiskey River,” (a well known restaurant establishment with a location in the Jacksonville area) from using this name for their business by alleging trademark infringement. Interestingly enough, only nine … Continue reading

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The Director’s Guild of America Looks to the Federal Government for Help Regualting Intellectual Property Rights

The Director’s Guild of America has teamed up with other entertainment associations and are looking to the federal government for continued support in controlling Internet piracy. The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently launched “Operation … Continue reading

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