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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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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10181201/5-thingssmartgiversknow*100xx1803-1810-725-0.jpg">Fintech company uBack has launched its charitable giving app in Florida, enabling the state's donors to give to local and national nonprofits.

There are nearly 50,000 Florida nonprofits represented on the app, which is free to download. uBack is designed to be a streamlined and donor-focused giving platform.

"uBack was born out of our shared passion for philanthropy and our in-depth experience helping organizations harness technology to transform outdated processes," said co-founder Melissa Bodford.

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Mobile giving platform expands to Florida

Fintech company uBack has launched its charitable giving app in Florida, enabling the state’s donors to give to local and national nonprofits. There are nearly 50,000 Florida nonprofits represented on the app, which is free to download. uBack is designed to be a streamlined and donor-focused giving platform. “uBack was born out of our shared […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/2274121/467579823*100xx338-338-85-0.jpg">Caregiver Accelerator, a St. Petersburg-based nonprofit that coaches entrepreneurs on how to grow caregiving-focused businesses, is expanding to Jacksonville in partnership with ElderSource Institute.

Approximately 54 percent of Jacksonville residents have been or are currently providing unpaid care for relatives or loved ones, according to a 2015 AARP study, which is why both companies are betting on local growth.

"Jacksonville is prime for an accelerator," said Justine Conley with ElderSource,…<div>
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St. Petersburg-based startup accelerator expands into Jax, Orlando

Caregiver Accelerator, a St. Petersburg-based nonprofit that coaches entrepreneurs on how to grow caregiving-focused businesses, is expanding to Jacksonville in partnership with ElderSource Institute. Approximately 54 percent of Jacksonville residents have been or are currently providing unpaid care for relatives or loved ones, according to a 2015 AARP study, which is why both companies are […]

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