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Stand for Something, Communicate  It 

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Stand for Something, Communicate  It 

The pandemic upended everything about our daily lives, from how we learn to how we shop; how we dine to how we work; and how we communicate and receive information to how we think about the world. As consumer demand inundated the supply chain, a labor force flush with stimulus cash contracted. Businesses and organizations fundamentally changed their operational models to adapt to this increasingly complex marketplace. With more consumers getting information from their digital devices than ever, many companies have been forced to make a digital transformation long embraced    by larger brands.  

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Marcom: Marketing Communications Projects 2022  

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Marcom: Marketing Communications Projects 2022  

Marketing communications is one of the most evident marriages of art and business in our day-to-day lives. So, the decision to create an annual Marcom issue was an easy one.

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First Coast No More Homeless Pets—A Path Forward

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First Coast No More Homeless Pets—A Path Forward

First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) serves a unique role in the world of animal welfare, operating where the needs of people and pets meet in the communities facing the highest rates of poverty and unemployment in Florida.
This year marks an exciting milestone as FCNMHP celebrates 20 years of providing a wide range of affordable and accessible veterinary care. The team will be sharing this news through stories and short videos streamed to thousands of people who follow the organization on social media.

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Women Making Waves 

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Twenty-eight years ago Arbus Magazine began dedicating one issue annually to highlighting some of the area’s most influential and award-winning entrepreneurial, and business, women. 

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Gold Star Restaurants 2021

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Gold Star Restaurants 2021

In many ways, the restaurant industry has come back to life, but it’s a new life. Many restaurants have been able to reinvent how they interact with and accommodate their customers, creating innovative ways to enjoy good food. The COVID-19 pandemic brought about some changes that will stay. In addition to rearranging indoor seating to allow for better spacing, we are seeing a marked shift toward increased outdoor dining options. We are very fortunate to live in an area that allows for this virtually year-round. In addition, many restaurants have kept their expanded takeout options in place, with an increased use of third-party food delivery services and curbside pickup. 

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2021 Shop Local Gift Guide

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2021 Shop Local Gift Guide

Shopping for gifts during this holiday season will likely feel more ‘normal’ this year, as retail is back in full swing. It remains crucial to our beloved independent local businesses that we give them support as they continue to rebound from the pandemic. In thinking of things to make your dearest people smile, let’s try to shop our values and make our community smile, too. Each year, Arbus Magazine presents our Shop Local Gift Guide so that you can see what locally owned businesses are offering and be inspired to enjoy gift shopping. Many businesses continue to offer various options such as online or telephone purchases, and the storefronts are looking festive. Enjoy browsing through the following pages and soak in the tradition and sparkle of the season.

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Honoring the Role of Art in Healing

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Honoring the Role of Art in Healing

Molly Cones and John Beard, “The Village” New book highlights artwork at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, with proceeds benefiting the center. From its inception in 2015, art has been a critical component of the vision for Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, a vision centered around the belief that when curated with purpose and intention, works of art can have a profound effect on the health and well-being of patients, families, and staff alike. The link between art and medicine goes back centuries, but only over the past few decades...

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Everything Speaks Design

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Everything Speaks Design

The entryway to a building is often spoken of as a face—it holds the features that connect to what’s inside, both literally and figuratively, both making an impression and providing access. Baptist Health, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital have a new entryway that is the face of the flagship medical complex.

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Finding New Freedom in the Mountains

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Finding New Freedom in the Mountains

Liberty is defined as the quality or state of being free. The Special Liberty Project understands that, for veteran families, this word has specific impact. Many veterans and Gold Star families are not free from the struggles and grief of losing loved ones during or after active-duty military service. There is a place designed for them that hopes to foster a special liberty—a state of mentally being free brought about through therapeutic experiences in nature. 

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Sound Salve

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Sound Salve

It looks like a UFO and its sound is described as otherworldly. It has built-in harmonics, making every note sound great with the next. Thanks to John Guinta, it’s bringing tranquility to people of all ages, in contexts ranging from yoga studios to hospitals to houses of faith. It’s the handpan, a unique instrument that is relatively new to music and sound therapy. Guinta’s nonprofit, Streams of Sound, is the first to bring handpans to the Jacksonville area, and the ethereal sound is now streaming all over the city. 

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