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Three critical cyber security actions companies should take as employees continue remote work long-term
by Laura Newpoff on September 20, 2020 at 5:00 am
For years it was common for employees to check in on work from home by logging into their email occasionally on the weekend or attend meetings via videoconference if they had to stay home to care for a sick child. Now, remote work is pervasive. Many companies are choosing to let their employees work remote into 2021. And Human Resource Executive reports that when the world moves to a “post-pandemic” state, the vast majority of company leaders plan to allow employees to continue to work remotely…
Land for proposed 352-unit apartment complex sold for $8M
by Alex Wilson on September 18, 2020 at 7:21 pm
Florida East Coast Railway LLC has sold a 15.2-acre property located just west of Flagler Center Boulevard that is slated to become a luxury apartment complex. The property located at the intersection of Kenan and Corklan drives was bought for $8.1 million by Velor LLC. A Jacksonville-based luxury apartment developer is working towards developing a 352-unit apartment complex at the site, according to plans submitted to the county. Spyglass – Fort LLC, an affiliate of Fort Family Investments,…
Beach Boulevard Walgreens sells for $5.2M, veterinarian clinic sells for $1.5M
by Alex Wilson on September 18, 2020 at 7:01 pm
Two Beach Boulevard properties – a Walgreens pharmacy and a used car dealership – along with a veterinarian clinic on Baymeadows were recently sold in three separate sales, according to county records. An affiliate of Chicago-based private equity firm Oak Street Real Estate Capital sold the Walgreens at 6006 Beach Blvd. to the Shea Building Corp. for $5.22 million on Sept. 8. Located at the intersection of Beach and University Boulevards, the 1.53-acre lot houses a 13,976-square-foot Walgreens.…
'Transformational' Baymeadows Park project faces delays, but first parcel finds buyer
by Alex Wilson on September 18, 2020 at 7:01 pm
A 5.8-acre development in progress off of Baymeadows Road is facing delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but the development is still moving forward, and one of its parcels has already been sold off.
Florida jobless rate drops to 7.4 percent
by Jim Turner on September 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
With the state gaining back more than half of the jobs lost since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in August.
Here are the honorees for the Jacksonville Business Journal's inaugural Community Impact Award
by Timothy Gibbons on September 18, 2020 at 6:57 pm
The ingenuity, thoughtfulness and sense of community service that these companies have demonstrated during this time have stood out as a bright spot.
Billionaire David Rubenstein on the Covid-19 economy — and how some jobs just are not coming back
by Andy Medici on September 18, 2020 at 12:43 pm
He said he expects small businesses will continue to be hit particularly hard as the economy limps along.
Assent Aeronautics to auction $20M worth of aircraft out of Love Field
by Evan Hoopfer on September 18, 2020 at 12:41 pm
Assent Aeronautics will host another virtual aircraft auction at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. A dozen aircraft, with a total value of around $20 million, will go across the block. The auction will be live streamed from Dallas Love Field on the company's website, as well as Facebook Live and YouTube Live. To see the aircraft that will be put up for auction, click through the gallery above. Fort Worth-based Assent Aeronautics has hosted other aircraft auctions in the last year, and said it achieved a selling…
Walmart Health, the retailer's primary care service, plans seven locations in Jacksonville
by Ashley Gurbal Kritzer on September 18, 2020 at 12:10 pm
Walmart Inc. is planning to bring seven of its primary care services to Jacksonville in 2021, the retail giant announced in a blog post Thursday. At least one of those will be opening in early 2021, the post said. The company declined to identify the sites, but plans have been filed with the city for health centers at the Walmart Supercenters at 6830 Normandy Blvd. and 7075 Collins Road. The Jacksonville sites will be the Florida debut of Walmart Health, which offers primary care services as well…
Meet the 2020 Women of Influence honorees
by Timothy Gibbons on September 18, 2020 at 4:46 am
For the past 17 years, the Jacksonville Business Journal has sought to honor those women with the Women of Influence award. This award recognizes some of the women whose leadership has helped their companies grow, has shaped the next generation and has provided a model for the community.