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November 21, 2023

Native Jaxson returns to open coffee shop near his roots

Leo Baker, owner of Vantage Point Coffee Co., appreciates the chance to give back to the community where he grew up.

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November 17, 2023

Nights of Lights returns with boost for local businesses

Tens of thousands of people will travel to St. Augustine to see one of the biggest holiday light displays anywhere.

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June 27, 2023

Black startup founders face venture capital headwinds

Venture capital is putting the highest priority in companies they have already invested in. Most of those are owned by white entrepreneurs.

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October 6, 2022

An ADAPT Q&A with North Florida Green Chamber Executive Director Jessica Tittl

The North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce recently selected Jessica Tittl as its new executive director. She has some pretty ambitious goals for the Green Chamber — and the state of Florida as a whole.

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July 27, 2022

Black-owned startup Laundr gets a boost in Jacksonville

Kyle Lampkin and Michael Behfar are monetizing one of the most mundane parts of adulting: doing laundry. The two childhood friends launched Laundr in 2018. Tuesday night, the start-up won the inaugural Black Founders Demo Day regional competition in Jacksonville, organized by local venture capital company PS27 Ventures. The competition geared toward companies founded by Black and brown entrepreneurs received

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July 5, 2022

THE JAXSON | 7 coffee concepts headed to town

With the coffee industry expected to grow annually by 4.32% and proving to be recession-proof throughout the pandemic, Jacksonville has become a coffee-drinking expansion market. Here are seven coffee chains aggressively targeting Jacksonville for expansion. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Bitty & Beau’s Coffee was founded in 2016 in Wilmington, North Carolina, by Amy and Ben Wright. Parents of children born

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