JEA Warns Customers to Beware of Scams

JEA is warning its customers to beware of scams involving utility bill payments.

Recently, some JEA customers have been called, texted or visited in person, requesting a payment be made on a credit card number to avoid disconnection of services. JEA does not call its customers to make such requests.  Additionally, some JEA customers are being offered payment of their utility bill for up to half off the total amount due. The scam works like this – a customer is approached and told their bill will be paid in full if the customer gives an amount in cash. Unfortunately, the account is then paid with a stolen credit card or check. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Visit Jacksonville Advertisement Heats Up New York's Times Square

In the midst of one of the snowiest winters on record for the Northeast United States, Visit Jacksonville launched an advertising campaign positioning the city as an escape from the cold in New York’s Times Square Plaza.  The 15-second advertisement will be on display daily every hour on the CBS “Super Screen” located at 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues through April 30.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update Feb 7

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.07/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.11/g, according to gasoline price website

Target, RadioShack Buy Back iPhones, Other Used Gadgets

Target, RadioShack Buy Back iPhones, Other Used Gadgets

The trend of dumping unwanted gadgets online at sites like eBay and Craigslist now has shifted to brick-and-mortar retail stores, with a twist.

Major retailers, such as Target (TGT) and RadioShack (RSH), are buying back products from customers in-store and offering credit toward purchase of new products.

Hubbard House Unveils New Logo and Web Site

Hubbard House, the domestic violence center serving Duval and Baker counties, unveils its new logo and Web site which it received as part of the national We Inspire Grant.

Local Area Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

Local Area Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

Clink, clank, clunk!  That’s the sound more than 300,000 students throughout North Florida will soon hear as they pour their pocket change into collection jars to support Olive Garden’s 17th-annual Pasta for Pennies program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & Youth campaign.  Last year, Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies collected $6.1 million nationally, bringing the total amount donated since the program’s inception to more than $53 million.

Green Chamber of the South Launches First Chapter in Jacksonville

The Northeast Florida Green Chamber is painting the town green! Jacksonville is launching The Green Chamber of the South’s first chapter and it plans to make a huge impact on area businesses and the city’s delicate eco-system.

While Jacksonville companies strive to decrease their environmental impact and improve their green practices, they also have been in need of help to reach their goals. This new chapter will continue the Green Chamber of the South's mission of supporting sustainability in businesses and innovation and adoption of clean technology.