Youthful Jacksonville Armada front office targeting millennial demographic
Sat, 23 May 2015 21:28:00 +0000
Steve Livingstone’s facial expression ranges from jolly and intense to inquisitive and serious during the Jacksonville Armada Football Club’s weekly front office staff meeting.
Livingstone, the CEO and president of Jacksonville’s newest professional sports franchise, said he’s experienced a range of emotions to get the team and business off the ground. But it’s working in his view.
“Success is what I consider my motivation,” Livingstone said from his office that looks north over Jacksonville from the 31st floor of the Wells Fargo building downtown.
Sunday Business Notebook: New locale for Hobby Lobby store
Sat, 23 May 2015 20:43:13 +0000
Hobby Lobby will close its Regency area store when its new store near River City Marketplace opens later this year.
No opening date has been set for the store going in at 15324 Max Leggett Parkway in the Parkway Shops. But Vincent Parker, company spokesman, said the Regency store will close on a Saturday and the new one will open the following Monday.
All of the chains 600-plus stores are closed on Sundays.
Parker said the company is relocating 15 stores this year, as well as opening 70 new ones. It opened 36 two years ago and 68 last year.
Nearly 4,000 new homes planned for St. Johns County
Fri, 22 May 2015 20:52:59 +0000
Another new and large housing development is planned for Northern St. Johns County. Called TrailMark, it’s located off International Golf Parkway and has been approved for 2,278 homes on 1,300 acres.
It follows the details last month of Shearwater, a 1,500-acre community on County Road 210 planned to have 2,000 homes, 400,000 square feet of retail space, a K-8 school and 600 acres of preserved natural habitat. The first phase will be single-family homes with townhomes planned later.
SCORE and Sam's Club to host seminar to help small businesses network Wednesday
Fri, 22 May 2015 20:33:33 +0000
The Jacksonville chapter of SCORE and Sam’s Club will host a free seminar Wednesday to explain tips on networking for small business owners.
Those attending will be instructed on how to transform from a laborer into a leader and how to value talent in the workplace. They will be involved in roundtable mentoring and business discussions.
Nat Glover, former Jacksonville Sheriff and current president of Edward Waters College, will be among the speakers.
Economic optimism on the First Coast: Unemployment drops; consumer spending increases
Fri, 22 May 2015 20:04:33 +0000
Unemployment and other economic indicator figures show the First Coast economy had a robust uptick in April.
Falling in line with Florida trends, the First Coast’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in April, down from the March seasonally adjusted figure of 5.6 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 5.6 percent in April, down from the March figure of 5.7 percent. The national rate was 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent after seasonal adjustments in March.
Jacksonville roofing company fined by OSHA over worker's fatal fall
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:48:36 +0000
A Jacksonville roofing company was fined by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an investigation into a fatal fall involving a worker.
An OSHA news release Thursday said Pinnacle Roofing Contractors Inc. “failed to install protective cages over skylights,” which led to the death of John W. Miles III on Nov. 20.
Miles fell 24 feet while working on a skylight area of a warehouse at 3010 Powers Ave. when he crashed through the skylight. Rescue personnel took Miles to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:57:14 +0000
Jacksonville Beaches Kiwanis Club, 7:30 a.m., Lilies Coffee Bar, 200 First St., Neptune Beach. Speaker: Alison Cacella, secretary for Beaches Kiwanis with “My Morning Cup.” (904) 382-9646 or beacheskiwanis.com.
Call Box: Downtown project to enhance bus service
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:46:42 +0000
Dear Call Box: What is the status of the construction on Broad and Jefferson streets in the downtown area? It appears to have started off as a sidewalk repair project that should have taken one to two weeks per block, but the lanes remain blocked after three months or longer with no apparent work occurring.
Dear M.Z.: The project is part of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s bus rapid transit system, branded as First Coast Flyer. So it’s not a sidewalk repair project.
Jacksonville's Black Knight readies 18 million shares of stock in Initial Public Offering
Thu, 21 May 2015 13:53:26 +0000
Jacksonville-based Black Knight Financial Services started selling stock as part of an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
A company news release said Black Knight began offering 18 million shares of common stock Wednesday with a price of $24.50 per share under the stock exchange symbol of BKFS. The IPO will close on Tuesday.
Black Knight is a a subsidiary company of Fidelity National Financial based in Jacksonville’s Riverside area.
Company moving distribution center to Jacksonville
Wed, 20 May 2015 20:34:59 +0000
A company that distributes grills and grates for air-conditioning systems is moving its distribution center from Savannah to Jacksonville. TRUaire is leasing a 90,000 square foot building on Port Jacksonville Parkway.
Alex Yi, vice president of the Califorinia-based company, said it needed more room than it had at its 60,000 square foot facility in Savannah, where it’d been since 2009, and that most of its customers are in Florida.
The company has two employees in the office and nine in the warehouse. Yi said most will be moving here.
Wal-Mart begins hiring for new San Pablo store
Wed, 20 May 2015 18:57:16 +0000
Wal-Mart has begun interviewing for up to 95 positions for its new Neighborhood Market at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and San Pablo Road. Applications will be accepted 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
You can also apply online at careers.walmart.com.
The retail giant is opening Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the former Food Lion in the Village Shoppes at San Pablo, 1650 San Pablo Road. Employees are expected to begin work in July to prepare for the opening. A date has not been set for that.
US stocks are little changed ahead of Fed report
Wed, 20 May 2015 14:31:44 +0000
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are little changed in early morning trading Wednesday as investors weigh several earnings reports and await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policymaking meeting.
KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average inched up two points to 18,315 as of 10:22 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped up a point to 2,127. The Nasdaq composite declined five points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,064.
12-screen, $4M Oakleaf movie theater gets OK
Tue, 19 May 2015 20:41:30 +0000
Last updated at: 5/25/2015 11:49:16 AM ET
The new movie theater in the Oakleaf area is expected to open next March. The 12-screen theater was first announced a little more than a year ago, with opening expected early this year.
Six months later, it was still in the permitting phase with construction to begin this past January. Monday, the building permit was finally issued.