#BuyChamber Lunch Ladders

Lunch Ladder events are open to JAX Chamber members involved in the Beaches Division and Councils. The Lunch Ladder program promotes effective networking within the Chamber, in a small-group, informal setting. Meet with six to eight Chamber members over lunch, with...
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Chris Kauffmann

DTC Meeting 5-5-17

Friday May 5, 2017 - Friday May 5, 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. Location:...
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Steve Crosby

DTC Meeting 5-19-17

Friday May 19, 2017 - Friday May 19, 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. Location:...
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OpeningNight

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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DTC PawPrints

2017 Painting of the PawPrints

Saturday July 29, 2017 999 E Bay St. 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 annual event for painting of the Paw Prints! Please frequent...
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Johathan Smith

Glorious Leader’s Message

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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Activation Waterfront and Maritime Management Plan

Activation Waterfront and Maritime Management Plan - 12/06/2016 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...
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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

United Way of Northeast Florida

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