Client Focused Media http://cfmedia.net Integrated Marketing Solutions. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:33:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Local accountant strikes out on his own as Brock CPA http://cfmedia.net/local-accountant-strikes-out-on-his-own-as-brock-cpa/ Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:21:39 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=3140 Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016 – After a decade of working with a large local firm in Jacksonville, Daniel Brock, a third-generation CPA, has decided to strike out on his own and has opened Brock CPA.

“Brock CPA is perfectly situated to help individuals and locally owned businesses with all of their accounting needs,” said Daniel Brock. “I want to be known as the CPA with the personal touch; one who will listen to your needs, and who will actively look ahead while developing a strategy that will help you make decisions that will be beneficial to your future.”

Brock said his firm’s number one priority is client service, embracing the role of advocate and guide while working on behalf of his clients. The services Brock CPA offers include tax return preparation, tax planning, bookkeeping assistance, financial statement preparation and business consulting services.

Brock grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from Bishop Kenny High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and his master’s degree in accounting from Boston College. While getting his master’s degree, Brock worked in the Tax Department at Tofias, PC in Boston, then a regional accounting, tax and consulting firm in New England. The past decade has been spent serving local businesses and individuals with The LBA Group here in Jacksonville.

Brock is a member of the Rotary Club of Deerwood and is a resident of San Marco where he lives with his two young sons and their dog, Phoebe.

Brock CPA can be reached at (904) 330-0268.

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Client Focused Media video team earns honors at the Slamdance Film Competition http://cfmedia.net/client-focused-media-video-team-earns-honors-at-the-slamdance-film-competition/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:59:21 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=3136 Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 31, 2016 – Mark Marlar and Joey Vokac, the video team at Client Focused Media and The Buzz Media Group, took home honors at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Their film, a documentary titled “Mo’Freaka,” won the Best First Person Film Award.

“It was such a great experience to have our film screened at the festival and we are excited to have walked away with this award,” said Marlar. “We got a great reaction from the crowd and spoke with a lot of people who gave us some insight on the next steps for Mo’Freaka. We would like to extend a special thank you to Todd Roobin and Susan Simms, who really made the trip for us.”

Roobin, manager of the Jacksonville Office of Film and Television, took notice of the film and put Marlar and Vokac in contact with Susan Simms, the Los Angeles liaison for the Florida Office of Film and Entertainment.

“Susan connected us with some big names in the industry and gave us some great insight into future opportunities for Mo’Freaka,” said Vokac. “The whole thing was such a wonderful experience and we are looking forward to seeing where this will take us.”

The story of “Mo’Freaka” follows the struggles of an up and coming musician. It shows how he deals with rejection from family, friends and society as he works through the daily grind of trying to make it as a hip-hop artist. Marlar, who is the video director at CFM, served as the producer and sound production manager. Vokac, a videographer with CFM, was the director. Derek Fleming was the writer and editor and Kyle Vaughn was the camera operator.

“Mo’Freaka” is in at least three more festivals through April and the team is considering turning the concept into a series. Marlar and Vokac are also working on a few more projects and are looking to produce a Cinematic music video in the upcoming months.

The Slamdance Film Festival is focused on fostering the development of unique and innovative filmmakers. It was created in 1995 by filmmakers for filmmakers and takes place the same weekend as the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers have a chance to showcase their work alongside seasoned veterans of the industry.

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Client Focused Media Welcomes New Account Manager http://cfmedia.net/client-focused-media-welcomes-new-account-manager/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:09:28 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=3113 Fallon MeyerJacksonville, Fla., Jan. 4, 2017 – Client Focused Media is pleased to announce Fallon Mayer has joined the company as an account manager. Mayer will work closely with the account executive to implement marketing strategies for clients of CFM. Mayer will ensure all sales opportunities are maximized, coordinate agency resources to meet client needs and act as a strategic liaison between clients, vendors and media companies.

Mayer thoroughly enjoys assisting local businesses with their marketing initiatives and has developed and maintained relationships with many local businesses throughout Jacksonville and St. Augustine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications and multimedia journalism from the University of North Florida and most recently worked with The Florida Times-Union in a variety of capacities. She served as a marketing consultant for First Coast Magazine. She was the primary e-commerce representative of Locabuy.com for the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area and was a sales representative and managing editor for Eco Latino Magazine.

Mayer is originally from Sarasota, Fla., moved to Jacksonville five years ago, and currently lives in San Marco. When she is not helping her clients with all their marketing needs, Mayer enjoys cooking, gardening and collecting records from local antique stores. She also enjoys reading books on travel, international affairs and reporting. Mayer can be reached at fallon.mayer@cfmedia.net or at (904) 232-3001.

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Ash Properties collected hundreds of toys for children in the hospital this Christmas http://cfmedia.net/ash-properties-collected-hundreds-of-toys-for-children-in-the-hospital-this-christmas/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:34:42 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=3086 Ash Properties is pleased to announce they collected more than 300 toys this year for patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Ash Properties partnered with Christ’s Starfish Foundation, Atlantic Self Storage and the Beach Boulevard Flea Market for the annual toy drive, which was a wonderful success. Donations were taken at all 44 Atlantic Self Storage locations around the First Coast.

“We are so proud of all of the people that came out and donated to make this Christmas a little better for the children at Wolfson’s,” said Elaine Ashourian, Active Principal of Ash Properties. “My hat is off to the managers at all the Atlantic Self Storage locations for really going above and beyond to collect the toys and make this drive a success.”

The Atlantic Self Storage located on Old St. Augustine Road near I-295 led the collection drive with 45 toys. The Collins Road location was not far behind with 41 toy donations and the Atlantic Self Storage on Powers Avenue collected 38 toys for the children.

Ash Properties will be joining Christ’s Starfish Foundation and their fellow sponsors to deliver the toys to Wolfson Children’s Hospital on Monday, Dec. 19. The group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Pepsi Distribution Center on Phillips Highway and will then head to the hospital for delivery. Santa Claus will deliver the toys to each of the children on Christmas Eve.

 

About Ash Properties

Ash Properties is a locally owned real estate development company with more than 40 years of combined experience in the leasing, management and development of commercial, retail, storage and office space properties. Ash Properties develops and leases creative and innovative properties to meet the demands of local, regional and national companies. They offer an extensive and growing property portfolio in a variety of locations. Ash Properties has an intense commitment to excellence and a focus on integrity and reliability to create opportunity for the businesses of today and tomorrow. More information can be found at www.ashproperties.com.

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Ash Properties has joined with Christ’s Starfish Foundation to collect toys for kids http://cfmedia.net/ash-properties-has-joined-with-christs-starfish-foundation-to-collect-toys-for-kids/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:04:13 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=3021 Ash Properties is urging everyone to join them in the drive to collect Christmas gifts for patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Ash Properties has partnered with Christ’s Starfish Foundation, Atlantic Self Storage and the Beach Boulevard Flea Market for the annual toy drive. From now until December 10, anyone can bring in their donation to any of the more than 44 Atlantic Self Storage locations around the First Coast to help make Christmas a little better for children who will spend their holiday in the hospital.

“Christ’s Starfish Foundation is an amazing organization who really is doing some great things for these kids and helping to put a smile on their face this Christmas,” said Elaine Ashourian, Active Principal of Ash Properties. “We are so honored to partner with the foundation and hope we can collect plenty of toys to make Christmas bright for the children at Wolfson’s.”

If anyone has a unit at any Atlantic Self Storage and drops off a toy, the company will match the donation up to $10 with a credit applied to the tenant’s next month’s rent. All non-tenant donations are welcome as well. To find an Atlantic Self Storage location, visit atlanticselfstorage.com.

 

About Ash Properties

Ash Properties is a locally owned real estate development company with more than 40 years of combined experience in the leasing, management and development of commercial, retail, storage and office space properties. Ash Properties develops and leases creative and innovative properties to meet the demands of local, regional and national companies. They offer an extensive and growing property portfolio in a variety of locations. Ash Properties has an intense commitment to the standard of excellence and focus on integrity and reliability to create opportunity for the businesses of today and tomorrow. More information can be found at www.ashproperties.com.

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North Florida Land Trust closes deal on Spanish American War Fort http://cfmedia.net/north-florida-land-trust-closes-deal-on-spanish-american-war-fort/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:57:08 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=3017 Thanks to the generous contributions of many in the community, North Florida Land Trust is now the owner of the 1898 Spanish American War Fort. The papers have been signed and an important piece of Jacksonville’s history has been saved. Once the restoration is complete and the fort is turned over to The National Park Service, it will be added to the Fort Caroline National Memorial as a public access park. The preservation will make sure the only actual fort in Duval County remains intact and it will be a critical addition to the National Park Service’s interpretive and community education outreach programming.

“We started this campaign about a year ago to buy the fort from an individual who had purchased the property at a tax deed sale and had planned to destroy the fort to build a house,” said Jim McCarthy, Executive Director of NFLT. “We are so proud to be a part of this community that banded together to help us save the fort. Many thanks go out to all our donors including the City of Jacksonville, the Delores Barr Weaver Fund and an anonymous donor who matched up to $39,000 to get us to the purchase price.”

The City of Jacksonville allocated $162,500 to save the fort and early on, the Delores Barr Weaver fund offered a $100,000 challenge grant to help NFLT reach the $400,000 needed to purchase the property.

“The Spanish-American Fort is a treasured piece of North Florida history, one that could not be duplicated if the land it sits upon were to be developed,” said Delores Barr Weaver. “So many people in our area want to protect the natural beauty we enjoy along our riverfront, and I believed that a challenge grant to encourage their generosity would pay off. I’m delighted that with the City of Jacksonville’s help, and the willingness of other donors, the Spanish-American Fort will be preserved once and for all.”

The remaining money was raised through donations from the community, including $5,000 raised by 100-year-old Genevieve DeLoach who asked for donations from her friends and the community in lieu of gifts for her 100th birthday party.

The 1898 Spanish-American War artillery battery fort was one of four forts on St. Johns Bluff that acted in defense of the river and is the only one that remains. The first, Ft. Caroline, was constructed in 1564 by French Huguenots. It was later taken by the Spanish and renamed Fort San Mateo. The exact location is not known, but it is believed changes in the river left it submerged. An English fort was constructed in 1778 and was likewise lost when man-made changes to St. Johns Bluff caused considerable erosion along the marsh. A Confederate Earthworks was built in 1862 and has been buried. It now lies underneath a residential development.

Wayne Hogan, a local attorney and contributor to the fort preservation, said, “Near Fort Caroline, and across the river from the important Civil War-era enclave of Pilot Town, the Spanish-American War Fort presents a key link in the military history of the St. Johns River as it reaches the Atlantic Ocean at Mayport. When it’s history and it’s important, it should be preserved; I’m glad this will be.”

 

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a non-profit organization who serves as a champion of environmental protection in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including land at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill State Park, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas in Northeast Florida.  NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and other public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.  For more information, visit www.northfloridalandtrust.org.

 

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Dr. Greene of Jacksonville ENT Surgery Named Health Care Hero http://cfmedia.net/dr-greene-of-jacksonville-ent-surgery-named-health-care-hero/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:59:38 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=3019 Dr. Charles Greene, President of Jacksonville ENT Surgery, has been named a 2016 Health Care Hero by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Each year, the Journal honors medical professionals in Northeast Florida who have improved health care and saved lives. Dr. Greene, a board-certified Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeon, was chosen in the surgery category.

“I am grateful to be considered a Health Care Hero and honored to be included alongside some of the area’s health leaders,” said Dr. Greene. “I strive to provide my patients the very best care and continually look for new and more efficient ways to treat my patients and cut down on their recovery time.”

Dr. Greene has a long track record of excellence and commitment to community service. He has dedicated his life to the field of medicine and is considered a thought leader in the community. Dr. Greene is one of the pioneers who brought balloon sinuplasty technology to North Florida and the first to transition the procedure into the doctor’s office, where his clinical outcomes have been exceptional.

Dr. Greene founded Jacksonville ENT Surgery in May of 2002. He started with one front desk person and a nurse and transformed it into the largest private ENT practice in North Florida with six providers, five offices, three hearing and balance centers and 40 employees.

Dr. Greene is also very active in the community. He serves on the board of directors for the Northeast Florida Medical Society and the Northeast Florida Research Institute. He is the former Director of Health Policy Studies at the Florida Center for Public Policy and Leadership at the University of North Florida. He is also currently on the board of directors for We Care Jacksonville.

Dr. Greene and his fellow Health Care Hero Award winners will be honored at the 13th Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 17.

 

About Jacksonville ENT Surgery

Jacksonville Ent Surgery specializes in the treatment of ear, nose, and throat conditions in both adults and children. They offer a broad range of options for quality medical and surgical treatment for problems related to the head and neck. Their areas of expertise include sinus and allergy, hearing and balance, snoring and sleep apnea, adult and pediatric ENT, thyroid and glandular, head and neck surgery, throat and voice, and tinnitus treatment. They also work closely with patients who may be considering a procedure for facial plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery in conjunction with an ENT surgery. Jacksonville ENT Surgery has five locations; three in Jacksonville, one in Jacksonville Beach and one in Lake City. For more information, visit jacksonvilleentsurgery.com.

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Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery http://cfmedia.net/oktoberfest-jacksonville-at-the-anheuser-busch-brewery/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:28:18 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=2848 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kelly White, (904) 232-3001 or (904) 982-9036, kelly.white@cfmedia.net

 

Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Two-day event takes place September 30 and October 1

Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 6, 2016 – Anheuser-Busch hosts Oktoberfest, a two-day event at the Anheuser-Busch Jacksonville Brewery. The festival begins on Friday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and continues on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. There will be genuine German cuisine, brewery tours, beer sampling and more.

“Anheuser-Busch has been a proud part of Jacksonville for nearly fifty years, and the only thing we enjoy more than making great beers is opening our doors to the local community,” said Craig Tomeo, general manager at Anheuser-Busch Jacksonville Brewery and Tour Center. “We’re thrilled to put on another Oktoberfest celebration to share our German heritage and love of beer with our neighbors.”

Friday night will feature live music from the TJ Ward Band, Dirty Pete Band, DJ EL and Austin Park. General admission tickets for Friday’s festivities are available for $10, VIP tickets are $30 in advance, and Ultra VIP tickets are $80 each. The Ultra VIP event is a Friday only event. VIP tickets include a sampling glass, access to VIP tents and a gift card to the Anheuser-Busch Oktoberfest gift shop. The Ultra VIP ticket is $80 and includes everything in the VIP package, plus access to the Stein Party where you will get to choose a unique and collectable beer stein. There are limited Ultra VIP tickets available.

“We have packed this festival with fun both inside and outside the brewery,” said Mike White, event organizer and CEO of Client Focused Media. “We will kick-off Oktoberfest on Friday night with the official tapping of the keg. There will also be beer school for our VIPs and the Ultra VIP Stein Party.”

The festival continues on Saturday, Oct. 1 with plenty of fun for the whole family. It starts off early with the HandsOn Jacksonville Human Race Oktoberfest 5K run and 1K fun walk. Festival gates open at 11 a.m. Enjoy time in the family fun zone, which will include carnival games, pumpkin bowling, face painting and more. Wiener Dog Races sponsored by The Quick Law Group take place Saturday morning. Registration costs $10 with free admission for the owner. Oktoberfest games will also be offered throughout the day including stein-hoisting, barrel rolling, tug-of-war and brat eating contests. You can also participate in the live auction with Senator Aaron Bean.

The Swinging Barvarians, One Step Ahead of the Law, and DJ EL will be performing throughout the day. ASAP Towing & Storage, an event sponsor, is providing one of their flatbed towing trucks to double as a stage for the event.

“We are excited to be a sponsor of this event and to show off one of our tow trucks,” said Vince Serrano, Co-Owner of ASAP Towing & Storage. “We enjoy taking part in community events like Oktoberfest, where we get to meet so many great people. We are looking forward to the fun.”

Additional sponsors include Client Focused Media, Spohrer & Dodd, Duckworth Construction, Eagle View Windows, Portofino Pools, Checker Cab of Jax, and zTrip, to name a few. Guests who download the zTrip app will get $10 off their cab ride home.

General admission tickets for Saturday’s event are $20 each. VIP tickets are $50 each and include access to the VIP tents, VIP meal vouchers for a brat, German potato salad and pretzels, a collectable Anheuser-Busch beer stein with discounted beer and food throughout the day, plus a VIP gift bag.

 

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.oktoberfestjacksonville.com.

MEDIA NOTE: Media passes are required to access the event. Please visit http://oktoberfestjacksonville.com/media-credential-request-form/ to fill out the media credential form, where you can include any special requests. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly White at kelly.white@cfmedia.net or 904-616-8754.

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North Florida Land Trust making final push for donations to save the Spanish American War Fort http://cfmedia.net/north-florida-land-trust-making-final-push-for-donations-to-save-the-spanish-american-war-fort/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 20:21:00 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=2842 Jacksonville, Fla., August 29, 2016 – North Florida Land Trust is getting close to raising the money needed to save the Spanish American War Fort, but they need some hero donors to step up to help close the deal. An anonymous donor and her family has offered to match donations up to $39,000 in order to raise the final money needed to complete the purchase. The Jaguars Foundation recently gave $10,000 towards the efforts and local attorney Wayne Hogan donated $5,000, which means the organization needs just $24,000 more donated dollars to get to the $400,000 needed to purchase the property.

“We really need donors to come through now and give us the final push to save the fort,” said Jim McCarthy, Executive Director of NFLT. “We are so grateful to those that have pledged to get us closer to where we need to be to purchase the property – the generous woman and her family, who wish to remain anonymous, the City of Jacksonville and the Delores Barr Weaver Fund. Now we just need those final donors to come forward to save this wonderful piece of Jacksonville history.”

NFLT currently has a purchase agreement with the owner, an individual who bought the property at a tax auction and planned to tear down the fort to build a house on the site. Jacksonville’s City Council recently approved $162,500 from the Jacksonville Recreational & Environmental Land Acquisition Capital Projects Fund to help with the purchase of the property. The Delores Barr Weaver Fund also gave NFLT a challenge grant of up to $100,000 to preserve the fort.

NFLT is the acquisition and fundraising partner of the National Park Service on this project. Once the purchase is complete, they will hand it over to the National Park Service who will add it to the Fort Caroline National Memorial as a public access park. The preservation will make sure the only actual fort in Duval County remains intact. The property will be a critical addition to the National Park Service’s interpretive and community education outreach programming.

The 1898 Spanish-American War artillery battery fort was one of four forts on St. Johns Bluff that acted in defense of the river and is the only one that still remains. The first, Ft. Caroline, was constructed in 1564 by French Huguenots. It was later taken by the Spanish and renamed Fort San Mateo. The exact location is not known, but it is believed changes in the river left it submerged. An English fort was constructed in 1778 and was likewise lost when man-made changes to St. Johns Bluff caused considerable erosion along the marsh. A Confederate Earthworks was built in 1862 and has been buried and now lies underneath a residential development.

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Spohrer & Dodd – Coleman vs. USA Settlement Press Release – 2016 http://cfmedia.net/spohrer-dodd-coleman-vs-usa-settlement-press-release-2016/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:01:53 +0000 http://cfmedia.net/?p=2835 Spohrer & Dodd Trial Attorneys Win Judgment for Child vs. Federal Government

Jacksonville, Fla., August 11, 2016 – Spohrer & Dodd trial attorneys, Jay Howanitz and Bob Spohrer, received a federal court order awarding a Georgia family $6.15 million dollars in a case against the federal government. The attorneys filed the medical negligence complaint against the United States of America under the Federal Tort Claims Act, a federal statute allowing private parties to sue the United States for torts committed by persons acting on behalf of the United States. The court found the child suffered severe and permanent disabling injuries during birth due to the negligence of the doctor and nurse.

“The family is pleased with the judge’s decision,” said Howanitz. “The funds will enable the child to receive needed therapy and live a normal life.”

A bench trial was held for this case on January 21, 22, and 23, 2016, which permitted both Plaintiff and Defendant to submit their evidence, testimony and written arguments, which the Court then reviewed. The bench opinion states Howanitz and Spohrer established, “by a preponderance of evidence,” that the doctor and nurse named in the case violated the duty of skill and care.

The child was born at Mirian Worthy Women’s Health Center in Albany, GA. The birth was complicated by shoulder dystocia, which occurs when an infant’s shoulders become wedged against a mother’s pelvis during birth. It can result in critical damage to infants by injuring their brachial plexus, fracturing their clavicle, hypoxia, or even causing death. The plaintiff’s child specifically suffers from brachial plexus palsy due to the difficulty of the delivery.

The mother had delivered three other children under the care of the same nurse midwife. The last two of those deliveries were also complicated by shoulder dystocia, however, the doctor and nurse midwife were able to perform medical maneuvers and procedures to assist in the delivery and avoid injury to the child. The lawsuit showed the mother was never informed of these complications in her two prior childbirths. The Court found the doctor and nurse did not review the mother’s medical history prior to the delivery and concluded there was a reasonable medical probability that they mishandled the delivery resulting in permanent injury to the child.

The Court ruled in favor of the Plaintiff against the United States and granted $6.15 million dollars to the general and specific damages and for past and future medical costs and related expenses.

About Spohrer & Dodd

Spohrer & Dodd is an elite law firm comprised of seasoned trial attorneys, expert professionals and specialized staff. Their experience, diligence, and creativity allow them to help clients achieve positive legal outcomes in the most challenging and complex personal injury cases, which are often cases that other personal injury law firms are unwilling to undertake. Their team of board certified trial lawyers, attorneys and staff, the firm’s intellectual and financial resources, and their network of specialized experts are dedicated to every case their Jacksonville law firm handles. For more information, visit http://sdlitigation.com/.

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