Business

HabiJax Kicks Off ‘A Brush with Kindness’ Housing Repair Program

On March 12, HabiJax will commence a new housing repair program, aimed at providing exterior painting, landscaping, and minor repair services to low-income homeowners in need. In partnership with Jacksonville’s faith community, HabiJax will complete 24 homes by the middle of April; all the homes are located in the New Town Success Zone, an area just west of downtown Jacksonville.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Cracks Down on Telemarketing Scams

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam continued his crackdown against unlicensed telemarketers last week, shutting down firms in several southwest Florida counties.

Investigators from the Department’s Division of Consumer Services, in partnership with the Department’s Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, conducted inspections in Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.

Morton’s The Steakhouse Celebrates National Pi Day on March 14

Morton’s The Steakhouse Celebrates National Pi Day on March 14

Want a smart way to justify eating pie? Join Morton's The Steakhouse as they celebrate super sweet National Pi Day (3.14.... is the mathematical definition of Pi) celebration where guests can order their scrumptious Key Lime Pie for only $3.14 per slice in the main dining room or in the bar area.  Offer is only valid this Monday, March 14.

Winn-Dixie Protects Customers' Health with Exclusive Service Sanitizing Shopping Carts

Winn-Dixie Protects Customers' Health with Exclusive Service Sanitizing Shopping Carts

Winn-Dixie Stores announced it recently signed an exclusive agreement with Green Secure Solutions, Inc. to use its patent-pending process to clean, sanitize and protect shopping carts, hand baskets, handicap carts, food trays and other equipment at the grocer’s 484 stores.

Free Pancakes at Participating Perkins Restaurants 3/21 to Benefit Give Kids The World

On Monday, March 21, more than 420 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations will join together for a system-wide fundraiser benefitting Give Kids The World, a nonprofit organization that provides week-long vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at a fanciful, “storybook” retreat in Central Florida. Guests dining at participating restaurants on “Perkins Pancake Day” can enjoy a free shortstack of Perkins made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, expertly prepared using Perkins legendary recipe created and perfected more than 50 years ago. In return, guests can consider making a donation to Give Kids The World.

10 Young Ladies Won the Rosie True Prom Dress Giveaway

10 Young Ladies Won the Rosie True Prom Dress Giveaway

Angie’s hope for her assembled Rosie True Dream Team of “do-gooders” was to give 10 in-need girls who would not otherwise have the opportunity, a chance to experience prom with everything they could possibly need and want. “We picked 10 girls from 10 different high schools across the First Coast to receive the gift of prom from us. When I got the prom dresses this year shipped to the stores, I kept thinking that there were young ladies out there who did not have the means to experience prom the way I did” says Rosie True Boutique Owner, Angie Sparks.  

Memorial Hospital’s Breast Center Earns Full NAPBC Accreditation

Memorial Hospital’s Breast Center has been granted a full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. There are only nine centers in Florida, including Memorial’s, that have this elite designation. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. The standards established by the NAPBC include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. The NAPBC determined that Memorial Hospital has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.