Tina Meskel Named 2019 Overall Small Business Leader of the Year

(Lt to Rt): Tina Meskel, Kristy Alexander, Heather Borders, Sheila Lusis, Dr. Lauren Cost) Tina Meskel, founder, president and principal engineer of Meskel and Associates Engineering (MAE), was named the Overall 2019 JAX Chamber Small Business Leader of the Year. Meskel, a licensed professional engineer in Florida and Georgia, has more than 25 years experience in geotechnical engineering consulting and subsurface … Continue reading Tina Meskel Named 2019 Overall Small Business Leader of the Year

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2018 was a great year for Jacksonville’s logistic industry

Jacksonville logistics companies and city transportation agencies boasted record metrics in 2018. The First Coast saw more air passengers, cruise passengers and cargo containers than any year in its history, while local logistics behemoths accrued record-busting earnings. But a year of operational overhauls, tariff pressures, disaster recovery, tax benefits and more offered tailwinds the industry … Continue reading 2018 was a great year for Jacksonville’s logistic industry

Demand for Truck Drivers Growing

“We could put 100 people to work tomorrow if we had qualified graduates.” That’s Iwa Sizemore, director of career services at National Training. The privately-owned truck driver training school has been located in Clay County since 1978, and operates a 350-acre training ground in Green Cove Springs. The demand for truck drivers has been strong … Continue reading Demand for Truck Drivers Growing

New details revealed on Jacksonville’s innovation corridor

City agencies are refining their vision to transform Bay Street into an "innovation corridor." Members of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and consulting companies laid out their plans for the corridor at a Jax Tech gathering Nov. 16. The plan for the 3.2-mile corridor was first revealed in an application … Continue reading New details revealed on Jacksonville’s innovation corridor

One of world’s largest ocean carriers adds Jacksonville service

Zim Integrated Shipping Services, the 11th largest ocean carrier in the world, is adding service to Jacksonville. The Israel-based company will come to Jacksonville as the vessel operator for 2M, one of the four largest vessel-sharing alliances in the world. The new service will bring more containers from North Asia through Jaxport, which has placed … Continue reading One of world’s largest ocean carriers adds Jacksonville service