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Florida Economic Development Council Awards Bruce Ferguson

Florida Economic Development Council Awards Bruce Ferguson

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) has awarded Bruce Ferguson, Jr., CEO of WorkSource, the Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year Award. The award was presented on June 23 at the Council’s annual conference in Orlando. One of two top honors given by the Council each year, the Toni Jennings award is bestowed in recognition of the achievements of an outstanding workforce developer in Florida.

Rashean Mathis Lends a Helping Hand to Local AAU Team

Rashean Mathis Lends a Helping Hand to Local AAU Team

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Long-time Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis had a good reason to support a fund-raising golf tournament for the Jacksonville All-Star Giants AAU youth basketball team.  His brother, Jerry Williams, is the head coach.

In a few weeks, the All-Star Giants will be competing in a national competition in Orlando.  Sunday's golf tournament at Orange Park Country Club helped raise money for the team's travel expenses.

The All-Star Giants are sponsored by the Jacksonville Giants of the ABA.  To learn more about this team, watch the video clip attached to this story.

St. Vincent's Breaks Ground on Clay Hospital

St. Vincent's Breaks Ground on Clay Hospital

It’s a vision that started years ago.  Now, St. Vincent’s new Clay County hospital is one step closer to becoming a reality.  Hundreds of people gathered this morning to participate in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new hospital located at 1580 Branan Field Road.

Buffalo Wild Wings Donates 10% of Sales to The Salvation Army for Tornado Relief Fund

Buffalo Wild Wings Donates 10% of Sales to The Salvation Army for Tornado Relief Fund

Buffalo Wild Wings® Grill & Bar announced that it will donate 10 percent of non-alcoholic sales to The Salvation Army’s Tornado Relief Fund.

OPMC Volunteers honored with the "President's Volunteer Service Award"

OPMC Volunteers honored with the "President's Volunteer Service Award"

Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) awarded 20 volunteers the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Three volunteers were recognized with a silver pin and certificate from President Barak Obama for giving 500 hours of service to the hospital in 2010. The 17 other awardees were recognized with a gold pin and certificate from the President for giving 1000 hours of service to the hospital in 2010.

Taco Bell Donation Campaign Benefits Local Military Families

Taco Bell Donation Campaign Benefits Local Military Families

Nearly 500 Taco Bell restaurants will participate in the third annual “Freedom Bells” fundraiser, in support of the Armed Forces Families Foundation.

June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

Now through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café offers customers an opportunity to purchase a great smoothie for a great cause. The national franchise company commits to donating a portion of the proceeds to their national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, from the sale of one of the top-selling smoothies, the Sunrise Sunset. With strawberries, pineapple, orange and mango blended to perfection, Tropical Smoothie Café treats its customers in every sip of the Sunrise Sunset smoothie.