Downtown Council of The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Supporting Business Development in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Downtown is the place to Gather, Engage, and Champion.

News and Upcoming Events

DTC Primary Meeting Location Change

New Primary Meeting Location for 2017 Hello to all and a very Happy New Year! We trust that everyone is doing well and we hope to be seeing you at this years Downtown Council Meetings!  The primary meeting location has changed for 2017 to the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Meeting times are ...

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Presidents Corner

Back by popular demand and more than ready for a consecutive term! Your 2017 DTC President: Jonathan M. Smith Recheck the Presidents Corner for all the updated news and happenings for downtown council in the eyes of our Illustrious El Presedente'. Here's to a wonderful and productive 2017!  

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DTC Meeting 01-20-17

Friday January 20, 2017 - Friday January 20, 2017 225 East Coastline Drive Map and Directions | Register Description: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront - 225 East Coastline Drive Time: 7:30am for Networking, Meeting begins at 8:00am Speakers: Nat Ford - CEO Jacksonville Transportation Authority (Bio) Aundra Wallace - CEO Downtown Investment Authority (Bio) Topic: Jacksonville's Transportation / Skyway Expansion Register

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DTC Meeting 02-03-17

Friday February 3, 2017 - Friday February 3, 2017 225 East Coastline Drive Map and Directions | Register Description: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront - 225 East Coastline Drive Time: 7:30am for Networking, Meeting begins at 8:00am Speaker: Darnell Smith - Market president for the North Florida Region of Florida Blue and 2017 Chair of Jax Chamber (Bio) Topic: 2017 ...

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DTC Meeting 02-17-17

Friday February 17, 2017 - Friday February 17, 2017 225 East Coastline Drive Map and Directions | Register Description: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront - 225 East Coastline Drive Time: 7:30am for Networking, Meeting begins at 8:00am Speaker: Dr. Donald H. Horner - Senior VP of University and Academic Affairs, JU (Bio) Topic: JU's program expansion to downtown Jacksonville. Register

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DTC Meeting 03-03-17

Friday March 3, 2017 - Friday March 3, 2017 225 East Coastline Drive Map and Directions | Register Description: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront - 225 East Coastline Drive Time: 7:30am for Networking, Meeting begins at 8:00am Speaker: Dave Herrell - City of Jacksonville's Sports and Entertainment Officer Topic: World of Nations Celebration ( March 3-5, 2017 at Metropolitan Park)  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, 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.

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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!

 

Meet Your 2017 Officers

Smith, JonathanJonathan Smith

President

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

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

 Kristy Meeler PHDDr. Kristy Meeler

Vice President

Avondale Wealth Advisors, LLC

 

Jerry JeakleHonorable Jerry Jeakle

Treasurer Extraordinaire

Hartman Blitch and Gartside

Barbara VickBarbara Vick

Secretary

Keiser University

 

Gracie SimendingerGracie Simendinger

Programs Chair

United Way of Northeast Florida

ImpactJAX 2014 Leadership Team

PawPrints Chair 2016

 

Johathan SmithJonathan Smith

Immediate Past President 2016

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

 

Jax Chamber

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