Movers & Shakers

San Marco Ladies Sow Seeds in Springfield

San Marco Ladies Sow Seeds in Springfield

A group of conscientious ladies from the Rose Garden Circle, most of whom hail from San Marco and the San Jose areas of town, were out to make a difference outside of their local area. Leadership came to a consensus to reach beyond the beautification of San Marco by providing assistance and a blessing to […]

A.L. Lewis Black Opportunity & Impact Fund Grants $275,000

A.L. Lewis Black Opportunity & Impact Fund Grants $275,000

The A.L. Lewis Black Opportunity & Impact Fund announced its first competitive grants, totaling $275,000, designed to help Black communities thrive in Jacksonville. Fruit of Barren Trees Pipeline, INC, (FBOT) will receive $90,000 for affordable housing, workforce development and community resiliency in the Moncrief Park neighborhood. $85,000 is slated for Kappa Alpha Psi Jacksonville Foundation […]

Yoga Den Opens New San Marco Location

Yoga Den Opens New San Marco Location

Yoga Den opened its newest location at 1628 Hendricks Ave. on April 13 with a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting that included complimentary classes and refreshments from fellow San Marco neighbor Good Dough. Yoga Den San Marco offers six different classes to suit varying yoga practices: Mind Body, Sun Power, Sun Power Flow, Restorative, Yin, […]

Hodgkins Recieves Sapphire Award

Hodgkins Recieves Sapphire Award

$50,000 in support will be directed to Gateway Community Services The Florida Blue Foundation recently honored nine statewide nonprofit programs, organizations and individuals working to improve health outcomes and health care access in their local communities. Among the 2024 Sapphire Award recipients was Candace Hodgkins, president and CEO of Gateway Community Services, who received a […]

Chamber Welcomes Hightower Class VIII

Chamber Welcomes Hightower Class VIII

Program Namesake Mike Hightower and several board members welcomed Class VIII of the JAX Chamber Hightower Emerging Leaders Fellowship in a March 25 ceremony on the 22nd floor of the VyStar Credit Union Tower. The Hightower Fellowship brings together a class of talented professionals with prominent and influential Jacksonville leaders. Fellows build relationships and learn […]

Dragovich to Head Cancer Division

Dragovich to Head Cancer Division

Dr. Tomislav “Tom” Dragovich joined Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center as head of the Division of Cancer Medicine and medical oncologist-in-chief on March 11. He will also serve as medical director of the center’s clinical research programs and hematology and oncology services. Dragovich brings extensive experience in medical oncology and clinical research, with an expertise […]

Rosener to Direct Watson Realty Mergers, Acquisitions

Rosener to Direct Watson Realty Mergers, Acquisitions

Watson Realty Corp. has appointed Mark Rosener as its Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. Rosener will spearhead the company’s efforts to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities, including acquisitions and strategic partnerships. He has been a part of the organization since 2005, serving on the leadership team since 2009 and as the Regional Vice President […]

Firehouse Subs Juggernaut Sets Eyes on Cap’s on the Water

Firehouse Subs Juggernaut Sets Eyes on Cap’s on the Water

San Jose resident Stephen Joost is returning to the restaurant industry as he takes over majority ownership of the St. Augustine restaurant Cap’s on the Water. Along with his fellow founding partners, Joost sold their popular sandwich chain Firehouse Subs in 2021. Following that, Joost invested in Yoga Den, a privately-owned yoga brand with 12 […]

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