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Clay Business Connection

News from around the Clay County business community and Chamber of Commerce.

ONLINE PAYMENT PROCESSING IS DOWN

IF YOU ARE TRYING TO REGISTER FOR THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION LUNCHEON, WE ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES PROCESSING ONLINE PAYMENTS AT THIS TIME.

PLEASE CALL THE CHAMBER AT (904) 264-2651 EXT 214 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Tropical Cyclone Conditions are NOT Expected for Southeast Georgia & Northeast Florida

  • Tropical cyclone conditions are NOT expected for our local area.
  • Very high moisture well east of the center of PTC#3 will stream over the local area through Thu = Locally Heavy Rainfall Potential
  • A few strong thunderstorms could develop each day and produce gusty winds.
  • An elevated risk of rip currents is expected along the coast. 

 

SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Florida is July 17

SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Florida is July 17

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Florida that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 3 - 19, 2016.

“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the July 17 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

MEGA Job Fair

We continue to add more and more great Companies to this event who will be interviewing and hiring for "Hundreds" of Positions including:  

 


SBA Disaster News

SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Florida is June 28

 ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Florida that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Hermine that occurred on Aug. 31 – Sept. 11, 2016.

“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the June 28 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

Florida 2030 Project

The Florida 2030 Project

Are You Ready to Put the Long-Term Ahead of the Short-Term?

Florida is now the third most populous state and by 2030, six million more residents will call Florida home and two million more jobs will be needed. To prepare for this continued growth and ensure Florida remains successful, the Florida Chamber Foundation is leading the charge to write the blueprint for Florida’s future — Florida 2030. This two-year research program will stimulate strategic thinking about Florida’s future and engage business and community leaders in each of Florida’s 67 counties and identify key trends and the factors that can drive their regional economy. Florida 2030 is our opportunity to work together to strengthen your community, business and future. The future belongs to all Floridians and we need your help to plan for the future.

State Road 15 (U.S. 17) at State Road 16 Intersection Improvements

State Road 15 (U.S. 17) at State Road 16 Intersection Improvements
Clay County, Florida
Financial Project Number: 436118-1-52-01

Public Hearing
Date: June 27, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Clay County Supervisor of Elections office
500 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043

Agenda
Drop by to view displays and discuss the project with FDOT and project staff.
A presentation and comment period begin at 6:30 p.m.
An intersection study was performed in March 2014 for the State Road 15 (U.S. 17 / S. Orange Avenue) at State Road 16 (Leonard C. Taylor Parkway) intersection in Clay County. The study revealed that the intersection experienced approximately nine crashes per year from 2010 to 2012. The prominent safety concerns included the southbound and westbound rear-end crash trends, the north-south left turn crash trend, and the angle crash trend exiting the State Road 16 gas station driveway. As a result of the study, FDOT has decided to improve the safety and operational characteristics of the intersection and adjacent driveways through turn lane additions, lengthening of existing turn lanes, using protected-only signalized left turns, and construction of a traffic
separator along SR 16 for access management.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Follow us on project website, @ www.nflroads.com/GCSintersection
Please join the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to discuss the proposed intersection improvements at State Road 15 (U.S. 17 / S. Orange Avenue) at State Road 16 (Leonard C. Taylor Parkway) in Clay County.

Flood Watch through 8 p.m. tonight

Heavy Rainfall remains the main threat, with additional rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches forecast through this evening, with locally higher amounts possible as indicated in the attached rainfall graphic. Flooding is possible over portions of inland southeast Georgia and all of northeast and north central Florida, and isolated pockets of flash flooding will be possible in urban and especially coastal locations into the evening hours. The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has outlooked coastal southeast Georgia and portions of coastal northeast Florida within a slight risk for excessive rainfall through tonight. 



Heavy Rainfall & Isolated Severe Storms Today through Wednesday Night

Overview:

Deep tropical moisture will move out of the Gulf of Mexico and will interact with a low pressure system and frontal boundary that will track across SE GA & NE FL Today through Wednesday Night. There will be several "waves" of heavy rainfall/possible severe weather which will end early Thursday Morning.

Irie Diner Gets Great Reviews

Caribbean Vibe is Alive at Irie Diner according to Restaurant Reviewer Jay Magee in The Times-Union article.