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Author Abby Vega was traveling down the long stretch between Ponte Vedra Beach and Huntsville aboard a colorful snow cone truck just minutes before one of the most affirming moments of her life. She’d been called with a mission for one of her first ventures as a snow-cone truck driver from someone in New Jersey. Her destination: a drug and alcohol treatment center for the 21st birthday of the caller’s nephew, a man she knew only by...

Moducomm Construction owner Chris Taylor started his construction company in 2007 — not the best economy in which to launch a business, he noted recently. But he was able to build his company through the global recession of the late 2000s starting with contracts worth a few thousand dollars. This year, the general contractor has landed multimillion-dollar contracts and has seen growth of more than 300 percent over the past two years. Taylor sat down with the Jacksonville Business Journal...

Abby Vega found happiness through a Sno-Cone truck. The Ponte Vedra Beach resident retired from her sales and marketing vice president position for good a few years ago to run the Sno-Cone truck. The next eleven months running the business was a process in reinventing herself. That experience led her to write her second book- titled Sno-Cone Diaries-and become a motivational speaker to women between the ages of 40 and 60 also transitioning out of motherhood. “I just...

Mission House celebrated its 20th anniversary with a look to its past, present and future Feb. 25 as the nonprofit opened its doors and invited the community to see its work first-hand. Featuring self-guided tours, a special presentation of Mission House success stories and a table stocked full of cakes and treats, the open house also included a presentation by Executive Director Lori Delgado Anderson, who discussed the work of turning the nonprofit’s fortunes around in hard...

It’s the little things in life that matter the most, like sno-cones. That’s what local author Abby Vega talks about in her memoir “Sno-Cone Diaries: A Sweet Route to Happiness.” After spending 35 years in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, Vega said she simply needed more in her life. Vega appeared Wednesday on First Coast Connect to talk about why she quit her six-figure salary job and bought a sno-cone truck. “I thought I was living...