Bringing Action to the BIG Screen

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with a former business acquaintance and current Hollywood stunt man Nick Loren. Nick Loren has been the long time stunt double of John Travolta and has recently also made a name for himself in the world of children’s literature. Nick and I sat down in the…

Building Brighter Futures in North Florida

Last Friday I had the opportunity to revisit with a local nonprofit organization that I had volunteered with back in my days of studying at the University of North Florida. During my visit with Beaches Habitat for Humanity I was pleased to see that the organization was still doing well and building brighter futures for North…

Representing Jacksonville’s Women

I’m sure many of you reading this remember a TV show that kicked off in the late 1990’s called The Sopranos. In my opinion this was one of the best TV shows ever created. It starred James Gandolfini and Edie Falco as Tony and Carmela Soprano, the fictitious husband and wife mob couple. I recall one episode…

New Auto Dealer in Town

  At the start of the week I had a chance to meet with the owner of a small new car dealership in Jacksonville called AutoMax Motorsports. Jim Campbell runs his shop with a small crew of five employees but has his eyes set on success by doing things the old school way. I asked…

Science of Running

A couple of weeks back I was in one of my favorite Jacksonville neighborhoods, San Marco. I decided to stop in to visit with the staff at 1st Place Sports and was immediately introduced to Emily Manning who is the store manager at 1st Place Sports San Marco. She has been with the company for over…

Providing Legal Aid in Jacksonville Since 1988

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to meet with a small and local law firm called Law Offices of Bateh and Clark. The firm is located in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district and specializes in family law, personal injury law, estate planning, business law, as well as traffic citations. I met with the managing partner…

St. Augustine’s Zoological Park

Last Friday I met with John Brueggen, the general manager of St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, one of Florida’s oldest attractions established in 1893. The park hosts all known species of crocodilia as well as exotic birds and various other reptiles. The park has seven main attractions; Alligator Lagoon which has several adult alligators…

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

This past Friday I found myself exploring our neighbor to the south, St. Augustine. I had always been curious about the various lighthouses I’d seen throughout the years standing tall across the coastline of North Florida, thus I decided to pay a visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. I got in touch with…

Covering Jacksonville’s Legal Needs

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to meet with Robert Harris, managing partner at Harris, Guidi, Rosner P.A. Mr. Harris opened the firm in 1986 with two colleagues who had also been state’s attorney along side Mr. Harris who’d worked as a state’s attorney for three years prior. The firm specializes in five areas which include…

Intellectual Property Protection

Earlier this week I was out and about exploring Jacksonville’s busy business streets when I came across a small law firm. Curious about what they did and what sort of law they specialized in, I walked in through the front door for my first introduction. I met Mark Young, owner of the firm that specializes in intellectual property…

E-Commerce in Jacksonville

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being introduced to Matt Beyler and the executive staff of ShippingAndHandling.com. Matt is the president of ShippingAndHandling.com a local version of Amazon which has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Matt told me that they started off as Priority Couriers in 1991 and…

FUN ART not FINE ART

As I walked the streets of Jacksonville’s San Marco neighborhood earlier today I passed by a business that got my attention and sparked my interest so I decided to venture inside. When I walked through the door I was welcomed by Geri Bernard, the owner of Painting With A Twist in San Marco. Geri was…