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Li Si’s background in graphic design and classes in architectural for all 67 Florida counties, features more than 275 entrepreneur design provided a strong foundation for her internship at JPA, where profiles and attracts visitors from across the country and world to she enhanced her architectural design skills and demonstrated an learn about Florida’s economic development ecosystem. incredible aptitude for design programs like AutoCAD, AutoCAD 3d/Architecture, Photoshop, SketchUp, and 3d model rendering This is a free, professional opportunity to gain more visibility for through Podium. your company. All industries and stages of business are welcome to apply. Go to and select “sign-up > entrepreneur” Li Si’s positive experience with JPA reflects the company’s or For more information, contact Michael A. commitment to teaching interns what they need to know about Zaharios, program director at 386-310-8781 or michael.zaharios@ design while also making it enjoyable. According to Joseph, “That’s how our interns relax, feel positive and gain confidence in their initial architectural experience.” BLUE WATER HOMES AND AUBURN HOMES FORM NEW PARTNERSHIP Li Si has not only become an asset to the firm but also a close Blue Water Homes and Auburn Homes recently announced their friend to the entire JPA team. Her colleagues wish her the best intent to partner and operate as Blue Water Homes. Jay Curbow in continuing her journey and pursuing her dreams! For more retains his position as President of Blue Water Homes and Brad M. information about JPA, visit or call 386-439- Thomas has been named Chief Operating Officer. 5650. According to Thomas, this partnership leverages the experience CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS and strengths of the two founders, while ensuring that customers If you are a business founder, CEO, owner or entrepreneur, the receive a shared commitment to quality and outstanding service. Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center (FLVEC) wants to hear from you. “Jay Curbow has been my friend and colleague for several FLVEC, powered by The High Tech Corridor in partnership with the years. We have similar values and I don’t think I could ask for a Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity, has been better business partner,” said Thomas. “I’m confident this new an online resource for more than a decade, working to connect arrangement will allow us to exceed customer expectations as we entrepreneurs to each other, to events/activities and to business build their dream homes.” resource agencies. They are looking to expand their database by interviewing individuals willing to share their success stories on Curbow echoed Thomas’ enthusiasm. “Teaming up with Brad is a great opportunity for Blue Water Homes,” said Curbow. “We’ve operated in this market for a long time and are both very hands-on The site is designed so that startups, growth companies or when it comes to working with our customers. Instead of competing established businesses can connect if they need help with business with each other, we thought we could build superior quality homes planning, mentorship, funding, site selection and more. FLVE ɕȁɅѥ́䁩ɍ̸%Ёɕ䁥́ݥ)х́́ɝх͔̰Ց́ɵѥݥȁ̰ȁ啕́ȁѽ̻t)ܹѡɥٕȹQɥٔ ͥ̀Aɽͥ5饹D̀(