• Let's Talk Business

    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    St. Johns County Administrator Joy Andrews Presents Framework for Open Governance and Enhanced Operational Efficiency

    St. Johns County Administrator Joy Andrews shared her “Charting Performance” presentation to the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) during its Nov. 21 regular meeting to introduce a new organizational chart and other key changes that reflect the County’s dedication to innovation and responsive governance. Andrews made history on Oct. 31, becoming the first female County Administrator in the history of St. Johns County.

    St. Johns County Public Affairs

    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Honors Business Leaders and inducts new Chairperson at Annual Awards Ceremony CELEBRATE

    The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce held its CELEBRATE Annual Awards Ceremony Wednesday night, November 15, 2023, where various business leaders who made their mark in the community this year were recognized. The event, which over 200 guests attended, was held at the Treasury on the Plaza in historic St. Augustine. Six business leaders were recognized for their dedication to St. Johns County and the community in which they live.

    Jamie Johnson

    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    Florida Department of Commerce Releases Latest Employment Numbers

    The Florida Department of Commerce has just released the October 2023 employment report. The Jacksonville MSA had an unemployment rate of 3.1%, which was up slightly from September. St. Johns County increased from 2.7 percent to 2.8 percent. Of the 917,972 people counted as part of the area's workforce in October, there were 28,625 unemployed residents in the region – up slightly from 28,090 unemployed residents in September.

    Scott Maynard

    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    Florida-Only Business Rent Tax Reducing from 5.5% to 4.5% on December 1, 2023

    The sales tax rate levied on Florida businesses renting or leasing commercial property, also known as the business rent tax (BRT), is set to be reduced from 5.5 to 4.5 percent this Friday, December 1. For more information on how the tax cut could impact your business, click here.

    Florida Chamber of Commerce

    Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    Northeast Florida Monthly Employment Report - September 2023

    FloridaCommerce has announced that the unemployment rate for the Jacksonville region was 3.1 percent in September 2023 – which was down slightly from the previous month.


    Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    Sapna Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual EnterCircle Entrepreneurship Summit for Global Entrepreneurial Week 2023

    Sapna Foundation is proud to announce the third annual EnterCircle Entrepreneurship Summit 2023, taking place during Global Entrepreneurial Week from Nov. 15 to 17 in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

    Monday, September 25, 2023
    Updating Hastings Community Center and Library

    There was genuine excitement in the air as County Commissioner Sarah Arnold welcomed the large group in attendance and Kevin Kennedy from HBM Architects presented four potential designs for the new Hastings Community Center and Library.

    Scott Maynard

    Friday, September 22, 2023
    St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Urges City Commission to Pause Efforts on New Nightlife Ordinance

    Chamber President/CEO Isabelle Renault is calling on the St. Augustine City Commission to pause efforts to create a new nightlife ordinance until an economic impact study recommended by its own consultant, the Responsible Hospitality Institute (“RHI”), is undertaken. “Without a complete understanding of the potential negative effects that could result for St. Augustine’s hospitality and tourism businesses, we urge the City Commission to take a step back and conduct the study that was recommended by both its

    Jamie Johnson

    Thursday, August 17, 2023
    St. Johns County Initiates Accessibility Movement to Create an Inclusive Destination

    St. Johns County, FL [August 17, 2023] – The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and its Ponte Vedra Visitors Information Center, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau (VCB), in collaboration with Old Town Trolley Tours® & Attractions of St. Augustine, proudly announce their achievement as Certified Autism Centers™ (CAC). These certifications, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), reflect the commitment of these

    Jamie Johnson

    Monday, July 24, 2023
    MasterCraft Builders Group Works With Partners To Give Back

    MasterCraft Builder Group prides itself on being a local company that knows the community’s needs. As they like to say, they’re in this business to help shape the community they live in. With an extensive portfolio of philanthropic work, MasterCraft is the driving force behind events like Clays for a Cause and Hometown Heroes, and is heavily involved in the non-profit Builders Care. They are also active St. Johns Builders Council (SJBC) members. SJBC aims to support the building industry through education,

    Kara Pound