Business

April Wine Tasting Events at The Fresh Market

Mandarin:

  • Friday, April 15, San Jose - Mandarin, 3 pm 6 pm
  • Saturday, April 23, San Jose- Mandarin, 12 noon - 3 pm
  • Friday, April 29 - San Jose- Mandarin, 3 pm 6 pm

Ponte Vedra:

  • Saturday, April 16, A1A - Ponte Vedra Beach, 12 noon - 3 pm
  • Saturday, April 30, A1A - Ponte Vedra Beach, 12 noon - 3 pm

Southside:

  • Friday, April 22, Atlantic Boulevard, 3 pm - 6 pm

Modern Day Milkman Comes to Town - Propane Tanks Delivered To You

Modern Day Milkman Comes to Town - Propane Tanks Delivered To You

Shane Sheffield and Todd Knowles consider themselves grill masters. But, they both had the same issue - empty propane tanks interrupting their grilling time.

Their frustration became a business idea...what if someone would come to their home to remove their empty propane tank and deliver a fresh tank? And, so Tank Swap Taxi was born!

McDonald's Set to Hire More than 1,500 Employees in Florida

McDonald's Set to Hire More than 1,500 Employees in Florida

McDonald’s and its franchisees are looking to hire more than 200 new crew and restaurant management positions at it’s northeast Florida area restaurants on April 19.

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011 Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011  Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

United Way of Northeast Florida announced today 2010-2011 Annual Campaign results of over $25 million – a turnaround campaign with a three percent increase over the previous year. This marks a significant improvement in giving since the economic downturn began in 2008.  These strong results will help address the human service needs across our community including United Way’s focus on keeping more than 10,000 students on track to high school graduation.

First Florida Credit Union Receives National Awards

First Florida Credit Union’s efforts in providing financial literacy programs were recognized with two Merit Awards at CUNA’s Marketing and Business Development Council’s 18th annual conference held March 16-19 in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are extremely proud of the recognition, as helping people build financial strength through hands-on educational programs is a core service which we provide,” said First Florida’s Senior Vice President Michelle Troha.

Man Makes His Living Wearing T-Shirts

Man Makes His Living Wearing T-Shirts

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- With temperatures in the mid-80s and full sunshine, you couldn't ask for better weather for the job Jason Sadler does.

"It's beautiful t-shirt weather today," Sadler said while strolling the Jacksonville Beach pier.

But his tan isn't the only thing at work under the sun, his walk today is just part of the job.

"I literally get paid to wear t-shirts for a living," he said.

Today he's sporting a Scout and Zoe's shirt, an out-of-town business that makes all natural dog chews out of antlers.

He started this unique business from his Ponte Vedra home back in 2009 and it's paying the bills.

"Two years ago I was doing this all by myself.  Now I have five people wearing t-shirts all over the country."

Holiday Donations by Publix Customers Totals Over $100,000

Holiday Donations by Publix Customers Totals Over $100,000

The Salvation Army of NE Florida has been awarded a check for a whopping $100,169 from Publix Supermarkets for its hunger-serving programs. The donation will be presented to The Salvation Army by Dwaine Stevens, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix, Jacksonville Division, at a luncheon at Metropolitan Park on Thursday, April 21.  The funds were donated at the holidays by Publix customers in an ongoing drive to support charities fighting hunger in the community.