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  • 'Damn close' to the Super Bowl: Major Jacksonville real estate players 'euphoric' about RNC in Jacksonville
    by Will Robinson on July 3, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    "I think Charlotte really screwed up and I'm glad they screwed up because it gives us an opportunity to show our people in Jacksonville and to show what kind of community we all are."

  • Pence 'excited' to come to Jacksonville for RNC, sidesteps Covid questions
    by News Service of Florida on July 3, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday sidestepped questions about whether he would recommend that vulnerable people not attend the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month if Covid-19 cases in Florida continue to surge. “Let me say, we are excited about coming to Jacksonville,” Pence told reporters in Tampa at a press conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday. “I was at a meeting not long ago when I heard about some very sophisticated plans to make sure it is a safe and…

  • 'We’ll go forward': Smaller DNC means greatly reduced economic impact
    by Sari Lesk on July 2, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Milwaukee will see a fraction of the $200 million economic impact that was expected from hosting the Democratic National Convention now that the event has been scaled back.

  • Duval County hotels' weekly revenue exceeds $6 million, first time since early March
    by Alex Wilson on July 2, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    In the eleventh consecutive week of growth for Duval County hotels, weekly revenue exceeded $6 million for the first time since the second week of March. The latest report for the week of June 21-27 shows Duval hotels are continuing their trend of growth and recovery from record lows stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. Hotels’ occupancy grew 1.4% over last week, totaling 56.8% for the week. Revenue per available room grew $0.93 to $47.94 while the average daily rate increased $0.57 to $47.94. “Month…

  • Memorial Park's boardwalk railing will soon be restored
    by James Cannon on July 2, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Jacksonville-based Intron Technologies was awarded the contract to repair the boardwalk railing at the Memorial Park. The 600-foot-long balustrade replacement project will begin in the fall. The Jacksonville-based company is certified by Cathedral Stone Projects Inc. for historical concrete, stone and masonry restoration projects using the Jahn Restoration Mortar system. The 28-year-old company includes in its historical restoration project roster the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and…

  • IberiaBank and First Horizon complete merger
    by Ellen Schneider on July 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    First Horizon National Corp. and IberiaBank Corp. announced the completion of their merger on Thursday. The all-stock merger of equals creates a combined company with $79 billion in assets, $60 billion in deposits and $58 billion in loans, as of March 31. The new company will operate under the First Horizon name and is headquartered in Memphis, TN. “The completion of this merger marks a significant milestone for our clients, associates, shareholders and communities,” said Bryan Jordan, CEO…

  • Minor rebound for CRE sales in June, as covid woes lead to anemic quarter
    by Will Robinson on July 2, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    After a fast start to the year, commercial real estate sales in Jacksonville fell severely as Covid-19 began to spread in the U.S.

  • Editorial: Do your part to help the economy — Wear a mask
    by Jacksonville Business Journal on July 2, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    As we move into this weekend’s celebration of patriotism, we’d like to make what should not be particularly controversial suggestion of a way to show your national solidarity: Wear a damn mask. Health and political officials are in agreement: It’s simply safer for not just you, but society as a whole, if residents wear masks while out in public. As a business publication, we also have to stress: It’s safer for the economy. The economic pain wracked by the pandemic is deep and will have…

  • Fresh off success with UFC events, local cleaning company eyes RNC work
    by Alex Wilson on July 2, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Keeping large venues clean is a task that now comes with additional challenges,

  • Jacksonville-based Intrepid Capital is offering a bullish approach to the downturn
    by Ellen Schneider on July 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Intrepid Capital provides insight on making investments during a pandemic.

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