Sunshine State Tourism Shines So Far in 2024

White sandy beaches and sunshine have long attracted visitors to Florida, but in an era of high inflation and economic uncertainty, competition in the travel and tourism industry has never been higher. For St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia

Black History Museum Task Force Moves Closer to Final Report

Things are heating up in the effort to bring the Florida Museum of Black History to reality. The project to create a museum celebrating

Business Takes a Holiday Wherever It Can

With Easter falling in March this year, the holiday calendar for April is pretty thin. After April Fool’s Day on the first, the only other widely

County Commissioners Approve Regional Parks Plan

St. Johns County Commissioners earlier this month gave the green light to a $123 million plan to build five regional parks and community

Earlier this year, Secretary of State Cord Byrd recognized Hastings Main Street in St. Johns County as one of the two newest Florida Main Street communities. The Florida Main Street Program, administered

St. Johns County Launches New Website and Mobile App to Enhance User Experience

Earlier this year at a St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting, a new wave of digital communication and public engagement was announced with the launch of a new website

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Tallahassee Legislative Session Update

The 2024 Legislative Session is in the books and all attention now turns to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who over the next three months will receive and review the FY 2025 Florida Budget and numerous other bills approved

Pitch Factory Announces 2024 Dates

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Pitch Factory has announced upcoming dates for the 2024 Pitch Factory.  This year’s cohort will begin on Tuesday, June 25 and meet each Tuesday night through


First Coast Region

If you’ve visited downtown Ormond Beach in the last 10 years, it’s likely you stopped into one of the two locations of Dunn’s Attic consignment shop to enjoy a Mimosa while browsing aisle after aisle of one-of-a-kind

Greater Daytona Region

Approximately 200,000 military service members transition to civilian life every year. They often find themselves in a unique predicament after completing their military careers. Namely, how will they transition back


Did You Know?

Did You Know Consumers Are Expected to Keep Spending?

While economists – both professional and armchair – debate the state of the economy, the future of interest rates and whatever else they can pontificate on, consumers are doing what they do best

Tips + Tools

Ten Tips for Starting a Small Business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. Here are 10 tips for starting a business from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Conduct market