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Local business reflections; best sandwiches; Jaguars vs. Cowboys

Jacksonville is home to many small businesses. Patrons are often unaware of the sweat equity involved in opening and successfully operating these ventures.

Today, we spoke with three local entrepreneurs about their biggest challenges and triumphs. Yanira Cardona, owner of Yaya Productions; Alejandra Amegin, founder, director and CEO of Vive Yoga Studio; and Zack Burnett, owner of Bold Bean Coffee Roasters join the conversation.

Best sandwiches in Duval

Sandwiches are an extremely versatile yet often downplayed staple in cuisines across the globe. The latest issue of Edible Northeast Florida is dedicated to these handheld masterpieces.

Lauren Titus, editor in chief of Edible Northeast Florida, provides us with recommendations on where to find the best crafted sandwiches in Duval.

Jaguars recap

The Jaguars won their first preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday. Our very own Josh Torres gave us the highlights and his takeaways from the matchup.

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Stacey Bennett is the producer of "First Coast Connect" and "What's Health Got to Do With It?" She is a Jacksonville-based singer-songwriter who performs under the nom de plume Folk is People. Stacey holds bachelor's degrees in both political science and psychology from the University of North Florida and a master's in business administration from Saint Leo University.