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 Meeting 12-02-16

Friday December 2, 2016 - Friday December 2, 2016 301 West Bay Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Downtown Council Guided Walking Tour Date: Friday, December 2,2016 Time: 7:30 am - 9:30 am Come join us for a guided informational tour for some key locations of our beautiful downtown Jacksonville! Key points of interest and timeline are as ...

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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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Activation Waterfront and Maritime Management Plan

Activation Waterfront and Maritime Management Plan Good afternoon, On behalf of City Council President Lori Boyer I am reaching out to provide you with some information regarding the next steps in our Activation Waterfront initiative. You are receiving this email because of your expressed interest in this momentum. Below is a message from ...

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Presidents Corner

All the updated news and happenings for downtown council in the eyes of our Illustrious El Presedente'

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DTC Education Committee

This post to serve a a reminder that the DTC Education Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Topic: Downtown Council Education Committee Meetings Where: Corner Bakery on Riverside When: Second Tuesday of each month @ 8:00 am For additional info, please contact Barbara Vick @

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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 2016 Officers

Smith, JonathanJonathan Smith


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

Past President 2012
Small Business Leader of the Year 2013

Nathan MooreNathan Moore

Vice President

AXA Advisors

Jerry JeakleHonorable Jerry Jeakle

Treasurer Extraordinaire

Hartman Blitch and Gartside

Barbara VickBarbara Vick


Keiser University


Kristy Meeler PHDDr. Kristy Meeler

Programs Chair

Avondale Wealth Advisors, LLC


Robyn Crooks DTCRobyn Crooks

Immediate Past President 2015
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jax ChamberSite By Geer Services

Pat GeerPat Geer

Political “Don”
Past President 2011

Geer Services, Inc.