16 August Small Business Development Center - Clay County Impact August 16, 2016 By Laura Pavlus General, News Small Business Development Center, Clay County, Entrepreneurer 0 The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNF opened a full-time office in Clay County in early 2016. Since those first days in Clay, SBDC Consultant Annie Grogan has been hard at work providing support and consulting services to new and existing businesses. The report below provides some details about her work, but cannot fully capture the enthusiasm and work ethic Annie has brought to the position. She has been aggressive in spreading the word about the SBDC’s services, and she has energized our combined efforts to support entrepreneurs in Clay County. Click here for more on SBDC in Clay! High-visibility entrepreneurial support is one of the five strategies identified in our 5-year Strategic Plan, and Annie’s work is the key tactic in implementing that strategy. Doug Conkey and the Clay County Chamber of Commerce were diligent in pursuing the funding necessary to bring a full-time SBDC office to Clay, and we are pleased to be a part of that supporting team. If you have any questions, or know of new and growing businesses who can use the SBDC’s help, Annie Grogan can be contacted at 904.239.0722 or at email@example.com. Attached Files Clay SBDC Impact Update August 2016 649.28 KB Related Clay Branding Study - Proposed New County Logo and a New County Seal After a year of talk and expectation, county commissioners have given the order to finalize a new logo and branding scheme for the county they hope will spur intrigue, tourism and economic growth countywide. Here are the drafts of a proposed new county logo and a new county seal. Will Ketchum of Burdette-Ketchum, which created the brand, suggested the new county seal would also differentiate Clay County, Florida from the other 17 counties named Clay throughout the U.S. Jacksonville Competing in the Top of the Pack for Small Business Jacksonville placed 30th out of more than 100 major metropolitan areas in an American City Business Journals study of small business vitality across America. Clay County Business Owner, Amy Pope-Wells, Participates in Roundtable with President Trump Amy Pope-Wells, successful Clay County business owner of Link Staffing and Tira Diva, joins women small business owners at a roundtable with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Orange Park Medical Center Opens Level II Trauma Center Orange Park Medical Center opened its long-sought trauma center after receiving provisional status from the Florida Department of Health. For now, it’s the second trauma center serving the Northeast Florida region of Clay, Duval, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns counties. UF Health Jacksonville has a Level I trauma center serving the region. Clay Commission Discussing Rebranding County Image The Clay County Commission this month is expected to consider recommendations to showcase the county’s natural, historic and recreational resources as well as its communities to best attract tourism, new businesses and residents. Clay County Economic Development Workshop Cathy Chambers, left, and Jerry Mallot from JAXUSA Partnership and Bill Garrison, far right, from Clay County Economic Development Corporation presented information to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday during an economic development workshop in the BCC chambers. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.