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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/5314021/screen-shot-2015-03-12-at-32700-pm*100xx836-834-0-22.png">Florida's solar market is gaining momentum rapidly, according to data from the Solar Energy Industry Association. But an impending trade policy decision on President Donald Trump's desk could bring it to a halt, according to the association.

Florida has installed 890 megawatts of solar power, ranking it No 12 in the country in total installed capacity, according to the association. With more than 97,000 solar-powered homes, nearly 500 solar companies and more than 8,000 solar jobs, Florida has gained…<div>
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Florida solar power industry gaining momentum but under threat

Florida’s solar market is gaining momentum rapidly, according to data from the Solar Energy Industry Association. But an impending trade policy decision on President Donald Trump’s desk could bring it to a halt, according to the association. Florida has installed 890 megawatts of solar power, ranking it No 12 in the country in total installed […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10580021/screen-shot-2017-08-18-at-32317-pm*100xx249-249-0-0.png">CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) CEO Hunter Harrison has died.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CSX, died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness," CSX said in a statement released Saturday. "The entire CSX family mourns this loss. On behalf of our Board of Directors, management team and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Hunter’s family. Hunter was a larger-than-life…<div>
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CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has died

CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) CEO Hunter Harrison has died. “It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CSX, died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness,” CSX said in a statement released Saturday. “The entire CSX family mourns this […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/2733641/451016685*100xx338-339-104-0.jpg">Ameris Bancorp (Nasdaq: ABCB), the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Friday an agreement to acquire Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: ACFC), parent company of Jacksonville-based Atlantic Coast Bank.

Atlantic Coast operates 12 banking locations across Jacksonville; Waycross, Georgia and Douglas Georgia. Atlantic Coast also opened a loan production office in Tampa about a year ago. The local office is headed by Susan Maurer, West Coast Florida market president.

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Atlantic Coast Bank acquired for $145 million

Ameris Bancorp (Nasdaq: ABCB), the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Friday an agreement to acquire Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: ACFC), parent company of Jacksonville-based Atlantic Coast Bank. Atlantic Coast operates 12 banking locations across Jacksonville; Waycross, Georgia and Douglas Georgia. Atlantic Coast also opened a loan production office in Tampa about a year […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/1517451/peter-ghiloni*100xx662-662-0-0.jpg">Swisher International, Inc. President and CEO Peter Ghiloni will retire at the end of 2018. Ghiloni spent 34 years at Swisher and oversaw the company's significant rise in sales and market share. 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working for Swisher and leading its incredible team of employees," said Ghiloni in a released statement. 

Swisher employs more than 2,500 people, including 400 in Jacksonville. The manufacturer produces a variety of tobacco products, including the highest selling cigar brand…<div>
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End of an era at Swisher International

Swisher International, Inc. President and CEO Peter Ghiloni will retire at the end of 2018. Ghiloni spent 34 years at Swisher and oversaw the company’s significant rise in sales and market share. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working for Swisher and leading its incredible team of employees,” said Ghiloni in a released statement. Swisher employs more […]

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