Downtown Council of The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Supporting Business Development in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

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2015 Small Business Leader of The Year

Congratulations to Shai Tzabari - 2015 Small Business Leader of The Year. As a current member of our Downton Council we are all very proud of this distinction. Shai has consistently shown a passion for success and impecable work ethic. It's not suprising to us he has been chosen Jax Chambers ...

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Downtown/West Committee Meeting Mellow Mushroom 04-16-15

Thursday April 16, 2015 - Thursday April 16, 2015 3611 St. John's Ave Description: Social Committee Meeting, Downtown & West Councils - Thursday April 16, 2015 April in Avondale joint Downtown and West council social Where: Mellow Mushroom - 3611 St. Johns Avenue (Map) / (Website) Times: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Committee Meeting / 5:00 ...

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DTC Meeting 04-17-15

Friday April 17, 2015 - Friday April 17, 2015 Riverplace Tower Map and Directions | Register Description: University Club- Riverplace Tower Time: 7:30am for Networking, Meeting begins at 8:00am Speaker: Jared Rice - Senior Director, National Sales THE PLAYERS Championship/PGA TOUR. Topic:  THE PLAYERS Championship/PGA TOUR. Register

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DTC Meeting 05-01-15

Friday May 1, 2015 - Friday May 1, 2015 Riverplace Tower Map and Directions | Register Description: University Club- Riverplace Tower Time: 7:30am for Networking, Meeting begins at 8:00am Speaker: Megha Parekh - Senior Vice President, General Counsel (Bio) Topic: Shipyard Development Register

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Have you experienced downtown Jacksonville recently? Not just driven through it or commuted to a job or appointment; have you experienced our Downtown?

Jacksonville is becoming a thriving 24-hour destination, especially with the announcement of Everbank relocating downtown. Now you and your business can share in – and be a part of – this dynamic growth by joining us in the Jax Chamber’s Downtown Council.

The Downtown Council holds regular breakfast meetings on the First and Third Fridays of each month. Registration and networking begins at 7:30am. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:40 with the program starting at 8:00am. We accept checks, cash, MasterCard, Visa & American Express. Our primary meeting location is the University Club, but our individual meeting announcements will contain the correct location for each of our meetings or events.

About Our Meetings

Our meetings begin with networking at 7:30 am followed by the meeting at 8:00. A typical meeting begins with a welcome from our President, Robyn Crooks, invocation, pledge, committee reports followed by self introductions by those in attendance. The featured speaker for the day then has the floor to deliver what is always an interesting and timely topic based on current events followed by a question and answer period. Next we hold drawings for door prizes and other items. If you have never attended a Downtown Council meeting, come out and join us to see what you have been missing! The following photo gives you an idea of the location and setup at the University Club.

Downtown Council Meeting at the University Club

Meet Your 2014 Officers

Robyn Crooks DTCRobyn Crooks


Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront- Downtown

Jonathan SmithJonathan Smith

Vice President

Duss, Kenney, Safer, Hampton & Joos, P.A.

Past President 2012
Small Business Leader of the Year 2013

Jerry JeakleJerry Jeakle

Treasurer Extraordinaire

Hartman Blitch and Gartside

Funk_CarterCarter Funk


DeLuxe Cleaners

Small Business Leader of the Year 2014

Nathan MooreNathan Moore

Programs Chair

AXA Advisors


Cynthia FarmerCynthia Farmer

Immediate Past President 2013

Nova Southeastern University

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