DTC Meeting 12-15-17

Friday December 15, 2017 - Friday December 15, 2017 225 East Coastline Drive Map and Directions | Register Description: Description: Join the Downtown Council members, downtown advocates and guests for a morning of networking in  the core downtown business district....
Wet Paws

Hurricane Irma Reflection

Whoever said that Big Cats don't like water? As we sifted through the debris from the unprecedented flood waters which inundated our fair city, we observed recently painted PawPrints seemingly unaffected by such a deluge! Hats off to our sponsors and all those who...

Instruments for Change Collection Drive

The JaxChamber Downtown Council is proud to partner with Duval County Public Schools for their Instruments for Change campaign. Donations of new and gently used instruments are being accepted at our location(s) from November 27, 2017 until January 26, 2018. All...

Johathan Smith

Glorious Leader’s Message

Congratulations to Roosters Men’s Grooming Center

Congratulations to member Pete Helow in opening Roosters Men's Grooming Center. Just another example of good things happening in Downtown.  Great article in the Times...

Congratulations to Robyn Crooks

The Downtown Council congratulates Immediate Past President Robyn Crooks on the birth of her second daughter Emma Claire...

DTC President Jonathan Smith – Birthday 03-02-17

Wishing our leader a very Happy Birthday! We have enjoyed another year of your infectious smile and keen leadership!  

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville RiverfrontSupporting Business Development in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

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, with EverBank, Citizens Insurance and other large companies 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 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 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, Jonathan Smith, 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!

Jonathan Smith


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

Past President 2012 & 2016
Small Business Leader of the Year 2013

Dr. Kristy Meeler

Honorable Jerry Jeakle

Treasurer Extraordinaire

Hartman Blitch and Gartside

Barbara Vick


Keiser University

Gracie Simendinger

Programs Chair


ImpactJAX 2014 Leadership Team
PawPrints Chair 2016

Jonathan Smith


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

Past President 2012 & 2016
Small Business Leader of the Year 2013