Wednesday, August 31, 2011

News Release: City of Jacksonville, PRI Productions and Jacksonville Jaguars Present TealTown Downtown Block Party, Friday, Sept. 9


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Christina Langston

904-630-3690

Langston@coj.net

 

 

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, PRI PRODUCTIONS AND JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

PRESENT TEALTOWN DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY

 

Jacksonville, FL Aug. 31, 2011– The City of Jacksonville, PRI Productions and the Jacksonville Jaguars are proud to present the TealTown Downtown Block Party, to take place on Bay Street on Sept. 9, 2011. The street festival, which spans from Liberty to Market streets, begins at 6 p.m. and will celebrate the first regular season game against the Tennessee Titans to be played on Sunday, Sept. 11 at EverBank Field. Football fans will revel in the excitement with a variety of activities and enjoy happy hour beverage specials at many downtown establishments.

 

"Jaguars fans, it's go time! This block party is a great opportunity to show our team that they have our support," said Mayor Alvin Brown. "I encourage everyone to come downtown and enjoy the street festival.  I also hope our Jaguars fans purchase their season and game day tickets."

 

The TealTown Downtown Block Party includes interactive games including a football toss, ladder ball and cornhole. A photo booth and temporary tattoos will be available to make memories and show Jaguars pride. Special appearances from Jaxson de Ville, the ROAR, D-Line, Jaguars players and many more will add to the excitement. A Jaguars exhibit that allows fans to see what it's really like inside the Jaguars locker room will also be a highlight. The block party will continue with live entertainment by Chroma until 11 p.m.

 

Participating downtown establishments will be offering happy hour beverage specials from 5-7 p.m. and 11 p.m.-midnight on Sept. 9 for those who present the promotional card, which is available throughout downtown and through the City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events. Participating establishments include Mark's, Dive Bar, Club TSI Discotheque, Olio, The Ivy Ultra Bar, Northstar "The Pizza Bar," The American Café, Benny's Steak and Seafood, Burrito Gallery, Burro Bar, Chicago Pizza, Cinco de Mayo, City Hall Pub, De Real Ting, Dos Gatos, Happy Landing, Hooters, Koja Sushi, LIT, Mavericks, Vito's Italian Café and Zodiac Bar and Grill. After the block party, make plans to stay downtown and enjoy the nightlife scene in The Core.

 

Street closures for the TealTown Downtown Block Party will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 9. Bay Street between Liberty and Market streets will be closed. Bay Street will reopen at 3 a.m. on Sept. 10. Several parking options are available throughout the downtown area including the courthouse parking lot, Hyatt Regency parking garage and the Jax Center parking garage on Bay Street.

 

For more information on the TealTown Downtown Block Party, call (904) 398-8179 or visit Facebook.com/PRIPRODUCTIONS and click on the events tab. For game tickets, call the Jacksonville Jaguars at (904) 633-2000 or visit www.jaguars.com.

 

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Christina Langston
Public Relations Manager
City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 280
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Phone: 630-3690
Fax: 630-3693

 




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Press Release: JAXUSA Partnership and Northeast Florida Regional Council Launch Innovate Northeast Florida Project



JACKSONVILLE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Press Release

CONTACT: Jackie Artybridge, (904) 280-7960, jackie@clockworkmarketing.com  

 

COMPANY CONTACT: Lisa Daniel, (904) 366-6626, lisa.daniel@myjaxchamber.com 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

JAXUSA PARTNERSHIP AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA REGIONAL

COUNCIL LAUNCH INNOVATE NORTHEAST FLORIDA PROJECT

Northeast Florida Residents and Businesses Invited to Complete Online Survey

and Share Opinions on Region's Future Economy

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2011) JAXUSA Partnership, formerly known as Cornerstone Regional Development Partnership, and the Northeast Florida Regional Council launched the Innovate Northeast Florida website and officially kicked-off the project today.  The website, www.innovatenortheastflorida.com, provides an overview of the project and invites residents and businesses to voice opinions about Northeast Florida's future economy through a brief online survey.

          "The strategies resulting from this study will lead to our region's most targeted economic development initiative," said Innovate Northeast Florida co-chair Bob Rhodes, an attorney with Foley & Lardner.  "To ensure that Innovate Northeast Florida represents the vision of all residents of our region, we want everyone to participate in the survey."

          As part of the study, organizers are conducting focus groups and one-on-one interviews with government, civic and business leaders today through Friday, Sept. 2.  Announced earlier this year and funded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and WorkSource, the study will help the region's economic development organizations identify the most promising business sectors that will stimulate future economic growth and create detailed marketing and business development implementation plans to grow those industries in the region.

          "This project will ensure the alignment between our economic development efforts and workforce strategy," said Innovate Northeast Florida co-chair Elaine Johnson of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, who also chairs WorkSource.  "We need to have the right talent with the right skill-set ready when attracting companies to the region."

          The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.  In addition, business managers and owners are invited to also answer a short set of questions related to the area's business climate.  The business survey follows the resident survey and takes another five to 10 minutes to complete. 

The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 1, 2011.  All survey responses will remain confidential, and no individual surveys will be shared with any outside parties.  A summary of the survey results will be posted on the Innovate Northeast Florida website in November.  Additionally, the website will be updated regularly with project news and reports.  The Innovate Northeast Florida strategy is expected to be finalized in March 2012 and presented to the public in April 2012.

          A team of national consultants are helping to facilitate the strategy, including Avalanche Consulting, McCallum Sweeney Consulting, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and Infinity Global Solutions.

"The study will allow us to focus our efforts on recruiting the top performing sub-clusters within the industries that currently dominate Northeast Florida," said Amy Holloway, president of Avalanche Consulting.  "We will also look at how the existing targets are evolving and what new sectors will play a role in the region's future economy."

A link to the online survey and more information about Innovate Northeast Florida is available at www.innovatenortheastflorida.com.

 

About the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce is the business membership organization whose purpose is to drive quality economic growth in Northeast Florida to make this region the best place to live, work and play. www.OpportunityJacksonville.com

 

About JAXUSA Partnership

JAXUSA Partnership is a regional economic development partnership comprised of almost 200 top private sector investors in Northeast Florida in partnership with the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, JEDC, JEA, JAXPORT, JAA, JTA, WorkSource and the regional county partners – Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

 

About the Northeast Florida Regional Council

The Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC) is a dynamic network of local governance, serving seven counties - Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putnam, Nassau and St. Johns – and their 27 municipalities. NEFRC provides visionary leadership and coordination between counties and governmental agencies to preserve and enhance the quality of Northeast Florida's natural, man-made, economic, and social environment.

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Tami McClaran

Clockwork Marketing Services, Inc.

4400 Marsh Landing Blvd., Ste. 8

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Telephone: (904) 280-7960

Fax:  (904) 280-2567

tami@clockworkmarketing.com

www.clockworkmarketing.com

www.whatsupjacksonville.com

 





Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mac + PC Tech Pro Pics

Pics courtesy of Kevin Monahan.

We had a great time at the Grand opening of the corporate support office of Mac + PC Tech Pro. There were small business folks, family, and even a congressperson! 

Don't hesitate to go and "like" the best Apple and PC consulting and service business in Jacksonville!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CALL TO ARTISTS!


This looks like a great opportunity. Design THE poster for the 500 year anniversary of Florida! (and get like $2500- which would have been a LOT 500 years ago).

Found this website while checking this Viva Florida thing out. Very nice.

Click here for call to artists.

Cecil Field Trip

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mind Jar

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A quick cut from this morning's interview of Tommy Hobin by the amazing Melissa Ross on today's First Coast Connect. Social Media Vs. Search Engine Optimization. 

Posted via email from the urban core

Tommy from Mind Jar

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Blog Alert: Social-Effects




You may or may not know that I love the digital world when it comes to messaging and marketing. In my opinion there is no better way to grow word of mouth for great brands and great causes than the interwebs, yes?

So. I'm really excited about our new product called Social-Effects. I am heading up this effort to take our principles, vision, mission, etc. at Keymer and deploy them within the awesome and growing number of tools available to business. We've had what one can only call unbridled success with our clients and look forward to more.

We are staying on top of things that can be crucial to your business success. Social media provides you with audience building, promotion, communication, and monitoring/measuring tools for free. You can't afford not to look really.

Please, stick Social-Effects in your reader and don't hesitate to holler at me for more info.

One may ask, how many blogs have you? Not enough I say! Seriously, blogs are the absolute best way to position your business/ideas and publish/own the conversation. There is not one business out there that cannot benefit from a good blog.

Plus, some stuff on my personal blog (you are at it right now) I can't post to Social-Effects, like this amazing cheat sheet to the Facebook Terms of Use (in bro-speak). I have already referenced this a few times. It comes in handy and is hilarious. Such is the gift of social media.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm pretty sure this is like half price Historic Springfield.

2 great price reductions in Springfield. I can say without reservation these are on one of the best blocks in the district. I used to live there. 
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RAM: Really Awesome Munchies!


NLHead

Teri2011 RAM: Really Awesome Munchies!
  
No, of course we are not changing our name! RAM still stands for Riverside Arts Market. BUT, I was looking back at past newsletters and realized that I have not done justice to the SUPERB food artists and food vendors we have at the Market. Everyone knows, at least I hope so, that we have great art and entertainment every Saturday. AND, it's worth coming to RAM every week just to see and hear all the wonderful artistic expressions. But, when you are hankering for something to curb your hunger, RAM offers some fantastic food for all tastebuds!

I can honestly say that I have not had one bad food item from any RAM vendor, and I try them ALL, believe me! If I could eat anything I wanted without gaining weight, I would have the most incredible, tastebud-tantilizing-tour of RAM food every Saturday!

For instance, this would be ONE of my RAM Menus on a Saturday:
Pre-Breakfast -

Large, half-caff, hazelnut or mint coffee with cream and sugar

Chocolate croissant and/or chocolate chip cookie (I love to dunk sweet yummies in my coffee!)

 

Breakfast

Egg, cheese and veggie wrap

Piece of fudge for dessert (You have to have dessert, right?  We need the sugar to keep us moving all day at the Market!)

 

Lunch 1

Strawberry smoothie 

2 Samosas

Fusion taco with sweet potato and black beans on the side

Cupcake "du jour" 

 

Lunch 2

"Teri Burger" (Crab cake sandwich with grilled veggies, cheese, and sauce.)

French fries

Fresh dill pickles (I like them very tart) 

Lemon or limeade

 

Afternoon snack

Kettle Korn

Sno cone (I love blueberry, strawberry, or coconut flavors!) 

Fruit punch

 

Pre-dinner appetizers

Jamaican meat patty

Olive...anything (I LOVE olives!)

 

Pre-dinner meal

Hotdog or sausage  

Lumpia

Water (We all need water during the day at some point!)

 

Take-home dinner (Who feels like cooking after spending a great day at RAM?)

Pizza

A couple of knishes

Peanut brittle for dessert 

 

Take-home food items for the week

Fresh fruits and veggies from our farmers

Frozen filets and meats

Honey (I don't usually like honey but there are some GREAT flavors of REAL honey at RAM!)

Bread, bread, and more bread - with some pita thrown in for sandwiches

Cakes, pies, and cookies (Weekday breakfast of champions!)

Beef jerky (I have always liked that stuff - does that mean I'm a cowgirl?)

Dog treats (For my dog-nephews and dog-nieces) 

 

WOW! I am getting hungry just thinking about it! I can't wait to get to RAM on Saturday and wallow in the swallowin'!  

 

Come out and join us for all the great food, art, and entertainment this Saturday! Your senses will thank you!

 

See you there!

Teri

 

Music 81311
This Week on the River Stage 


10:30 am   Back in the Boondocks, Theatre excerpts   

 11:45        The Afterwhile Americana Folk/Bluegrass  

   2:30         Garrett on Acoustic, Singer/Songwriter

 

   

For information on other musical acts and street performers, check out our website at: www.RiversideArtsMarket.com/Entertainment.html 

VolunteerBanner 

Give a hand to our volunteers! 

We are fortunate to have some of the BEST volunteers in the city and they deserve a big hand of applause! If you want to be part of the greatest Saturday market, we want you!  

 

We are always looking for volunteers to give a few hours or more while having fun at the Market.
  • Come as a team or individual
  • Business and Non-profit teams welcome!
  • Get community service hours for school 
  • Help your neighborhood market
  • Have fun!

Email Torrie at: Volunteers@RiversideArtsMarket.com to sign up or learn more about volunteer opportunities. 

 

Upcoming Events @ RAM 
  
This is a partial list of some of the GREAT activities that will be coming up this year. Mark your calendar and "Stay Tuned" for more fun festivities!
If you are local business interested in being a part of these upcoming theme days, please email us. There are MANY partnership opportunities available!   
  
Aug. 27 - The ARF BARKET - National Dog Day at RAM!

Sept. 17th  - Book/Literary Day - Local Authors are invited to apply to sell, sign, and read from your books!

Sept. 24th - Bike Day 2 - Supporting the Power of the Pedal!
  
Oct. 1 - Yoga Day @ RAM. Two yoga classes, three workshops, and several demonstrations to help you stretch and breathe!
  
 Oct. 22 - Oktoberfest @ RAM. Beer, German food, and Music to bring out the oompah in you!

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Tour the John Gorrie School!    

 JohnGorrieSchool   

THIS Saturday, August 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., J. Wayne and Delores Weaver will open the doors to the beautifully restored John Gorrie Junior High School, now transformed into luxury condominiums, as a fundraiser to benefit two organizations that they value: Riverside Avondale Preservation and

Habitat for Humanity 

 

 Buy an early bird ticket online now!  

Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 the day of the tour) and include a "Taste of the Neighborhood." Various area restaurants and shops will open their doors and allow ticket holders a free taste or sample of what they have to offer.

 

BUY ART SQUARES! 

Squares 

The countdown for this year's RAM Art Gallery begins. So, if you have had your eye on a square or two, you better buy them now or you will have to wait until next year! 

 

 There are MANY great art squares available from some of the area's best artists.  

 

Stay Tuned and we will let you know when the project will be starting up again. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what's next from our local artists!

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors! 

SponsorsHz

 
Riverside Arts Market
2623 Herschel St.
Jacksonville, FL  32204
www.RiversideArtsMarket.com


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Uptown economic recovery!






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More from the Front (London)


Hi,

It was a lot quieter last night. I reckon the kids have shocked themselves at how much they have got away with and, now the first rush of blood to the head has gone, they are beginning to worry about the consequences.

The main problems were up in Salford, Manchester and three guys were hit by a car in Birmingham and killed while protecting their property.

A lot of the stories of “anarchy” now are probably bogus – normal everyday crime that is being connected to the riots. On Monday, for example, there was a stabbing in Manchester and a double decker bus was set on fire. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “I don’t want anybody to blow this out of proportion – this is just a normal night up here.”

The Turkish community in Dalston are out patrolling in force with baseball bats etc. and not one incident has been reported against Turkish property in that area. Good for them. I heard on the radio this morning from a group of blokes in Manchester protecting their property. When asked why they were wearing masks, one said, ‘In case we catch one of the little b-stards’. I really hope they manage it.

Also, the English Defence League are claiming that hundreds of their members are protecting estates in South London as the police are incapable.

David Cameron has just said that the police are authorised to use “baton rounds”. All p-ss and wind – they have had that authority all along at the discretion of their force commander. Just political bullsh-t.

Update on Croydon: I didn’t realise the extent of the damage but rows of shops have been burned out. I saw an aerial photo of a burned out block which looked like Forbidden Planet but I am probably wrong.

JD

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

London Calling

A note from a friend in London


Hi,
 
Just a quick update. This place has gone nuts. Conscious of the fact that I don't want to be seen as a croaker, in some areas it is what I imagine the end of the world would look like. Tottenham, Clapham Junction, Edmonton, Enfield, Ealing, Walthamstow, Lewisham, Hackney are all crazy.
 
In Croydon, the bars and shops around my old flat (including the newsagents where I use to nip to get my emergency early morning bogroll) have all been smashed up. Down the road, McDonalds was trashed and Lidl looted (where are the chavs going to get their "tea" from?). A continuous line of masked kids streamed out of Argos carrying TVs while, 50 yards away, riot police stood watching. The reaction of the police was probably similar to the reaction of the navy when the Iranians captured crewmembers of HMS Cornwall in 2007: Do sod all and wait for somewhat up the command chain to make a decision.
 
All evening yesterday you could hear sirens screaming through the night but there was an eerie feeling that, should you have needed to dial 999, nobody would have come. A mile or so to our east, three or four plumes of smoke showed where Croydon was going up in smoke. When I got home and turned on the telly I realised that the biggest plume was this gorgeous old furniture store that had apparently been there for 140 years – right opposite Deano's flat.
 
Last night it spread to Birmingham, followed by Bristol, Nottingham and Liverpool (a usual suspect…). I cannot imagine Glasgow not following in the next couple of days. There are frantic calls to "send in the army" from various idiots. I dare say your average squaddie would grab a TV or two for himself. There were 6,000 cops on the streets of London last night and later there are expected to 16,000. They are also talking about "rubber bullets". A bit premature as they haven't even used CS yet.
 
There's a little old lady who lives opposite us who must be petrified so Angela is popping over today to make sure she knows we are keeping an eye out for her.
 
It's quieter at the moment but everyone is expecting it to kick off again in a few hours. Helicopters drone overhead although, let's face it, they're full of Sky and BBC cameramen. Unfortunately the weather for the next few days continues fine.
 
I must admit, I am quite enjoying it. It's the closest thing we've had to the Blitz in my lifetime.
 
Cheerio,




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Friday, August 05, 2011

Cool Art!


NLHead

Teri2011 Cool Art!
  
Wow! It has been scorching hot lately! It makes me miss the cold winter when I had to wear layers of clothes, drink lots of hot cocoa, and sit by a roaring fire in order to keep warm.

Fortunately, RAM is "Under the Bridge" and with the shade and breeze off the river, the Market stays cooler than most anywhere else in town. But, what makes RAM the coolest place in town is all the cool art! We are half way through the Market season and yet every week I find things that I absolutely MUST have! And, we still have new artists being approved so every week there is something new!

I KNOW you don't want to miss RAM, even when the temperatures are on the rise, so here are some tips to help keep you cool while you join us on Saturdays:
  • Come in the morning. RAM opens at 10am and is a GREAT way to start your day. It's cooler in the morning AND you can get your coffee and a pastry or egg wrap for breakfast!
  • Stay hydrated. Ice cold waters are only $1, and there are other tasty options like fruit punch, cold sodas, ice tea, and smoothies.
  • Ride the water taxi. A nice ride on the river is a great way to cool off, and the water taxi runs all day from 10-4, making stops at Friendship Fountain, The Landing, and RAM!
  • Wear a short-sleeved T-shirt. A RAM T-shirt will REALLY make you cool! Well, maybe not in temperature, but you'll LOOK cool!
  • Buy some art, food, or produce. Studies show that supporting local artists and vendors is a "Cool" thing to do!
  • Enjoy RAM entertainment. The super performers at RAM are so good they will make you forget you're a bit warm!   
Come on out to RAM and join us for the coolest summer Saturdays under the bridge!


See you there!

Teri 

 

RiverStage080611
This Week on the River Stage 


10:30 am   Craig Oden, Singer/Songwriter  

 11:45         Martha's Trouble, Americana Folk/Pop  

   2:30         Geej Langlois, Singer/Songwriter

 

ALSO, at our Roundhouse Stage, RIOT - Hoop & Aerialist Dancer from Savannah!

   

For information on other musical acts and street performers, check out our website at: www.RiversideArtsMarket.com/Entertainment.html

VolunteerBanner 

Give a hand to our volunteers! 

We are fortunate to have some of the BEST volunteers in the city and they deserve a big hand of applause! If you want to be part of the greatest Saturday market, we want you!  

 

We are always looking for volunteers to give a few hours or more while having fun at the Market.
  • Come as a team or individual
  • Business and Non-profit teams welcome!
  • Get community service hours for school 
  • Help your neighborhood market
  • Have fun!

Email Torrie at: Volunteers@RiversideArtsMarket.com to sign up or learn more about volunteer opportunities. 

 

Upcoming Events @ RAM 
  
This is a partial list of some of the GREAT activities that will be coming up this year. Mark your calendar and "Stay Tuned" for more fun festivities!
If you are local business interested in being a part of these upcoming theme days, please email us. There are MANY partnership opportunities available!   
  
Aug. 27 - The ARF BARKET - National Dog Day at RAM!

Sept. 17th  - Book/Literary Day - Local Authors are invited to apply to sell, sign, and read from your books!

Sept. 24th - Bike Day 2 - Supporting the Power of the Pedal!
  
Oct. 1 - Yoga Day @ RAM. Two yoga classes, three workshops, and several demonstrations to help you stretch and breathe!
  
 Oct. 22 - Oktoberfest @ RAM. Beer, German food, and Music to bring out the oompah in you!

IceCubes 

 

BUY ART SQUARES! 

Squares 

The countdown for this year's RAM Art Gallery begins. So, if you have had your eye on a square or two, you better buy them now or you will have to wait until next year! 

 

 There are MANY great art squares available from some of the area's best artists.  

 

Stay Tuned and we will let you know when the project will be starting up again. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what's next from our local artists!

 

Tour the John Gorrie School!    

 JohnGorrieSchool   

On Saturday August 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., J. Wayne and Delores Weaver will open the doors to the beautifully restored John Gorrie Junior High School, now transformed into luxury condominiums, as a fundraiser to benefit two organizations that they value: Riverside Avondale Preservation and

Habitat for Humanity 

 

 

 Buy an early bird ticket online now! 

Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 the day of the tour) and include a "Taste of the Neighborhood." Various area restaurants and shops will open their doors and allow ticket holders a free taste or sample of what they have to offer.

Join Our Mailing List

 

Forward to a Friend

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors! 

SponsorsHz

 
Riverside Arts Market
2623 Herschel St.
Jacksonville, FL  32204
www.RiversideArtsMarket.com