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Search for Small Business Leader for 2018

Small Business Leader of the Year Each year the JAX Chamber salutes the entrepreneurial spirit of Jacksonville’s small businesses with the Small Business Leader of the Year Award. The Downtown is searching for this year’s nominee to be our Small Business Leader for...
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Thirsty Thursday – July 13th

Hi DT Council members- Get ready for our second Thirsty Thursday of the year! Please join your fellow council members at HOB NOB on Thursday July 13th from 5-7 for some business networking, delicious food and drink and best of all GREAT COMPANY.  If you have any...
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Dr. Chris Holland

DTC Meeting 07-21-17

Friday July 21, 2017 - Friday July 21, 2017 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. Location: Hyatt Regency...
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2017 Painting of the PawPrints

Saturday July 29, 2017 2 Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202  Map and Directions | Register  Description: Downtown Council's Painting of the PawPrints event! Yes that is correct, Soon the Downtown Council will be kicking off it's...
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DTC Meeting 08-04-17

Friday August 4, 2017 - Friday August 4, 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....
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DTC Baseball Social 08-24-17

Thursday August 24, 2017 - Thursday August 24, 2017 301 A Philip Randolph Blvd Map and Directions | Register Description: The Downtown Council is hosting a council social at the baseball grounds! When: Thursday August 24,2017 Location: Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville...
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Johathan Smith

Glorious Leader’s Message

Congratulations to Robyn Crooks

The Downtown Council congratulates Immediate Past President Robyn Crooks on the birth of her second daughter Emma Claire...
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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!  
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Community Partner Appreciation Night with the Downtown Council Dec 3, 2016

Come out for an evening at the Symphony at an event sponsored by the Downtown Council. Tickets are available by contacting Jessica Mallow at 904-354-7779 or e-mailing...
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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

President

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

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

Dr. Kristy Meeler

Vice President

Avondale Wealth Advisors, LLC

Honorable Jerry Jeakle

Treasurer Extraordinaire

Hartman Blitch and Gartside

Barbara Vick

Secretary

Keiser University

Gracie Simendinger

Programs Chair

BEAM

ImpactJAX 2014 Leadership Team
PawPrints Chair 2016

Jonathan Smith

President

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

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