Search for Small Business Leader 2019

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...
Giselle Carson

DTC Meeting – August 17,2018

Friday August 17, 2018 Map and Directions | Register Description: Join the Downtown Council members, downtown advocates and guests for a morning of networking in  the core downtown business district. Location: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront - 225 East Coastline...

Meeler, Kristy

Dr. Kristy Meeler

The Doctor’s Message

#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...

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...

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, Dr. Kristy Meeler, 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!

Dr. Kristy Meeler

Heidi Roberts

Vice President

Ameris Bank

Honorable Jerry Jeakle

Treasurer Extraordinaire

Hartman Blitch and Gartside

Barbara Vick


Keiser University

Gracie Simendinger

Programs Chair

BEAM ImpactJAX 2014 Leadership Team PawPrints Chair 2016

Jonathan Smith

Past President

Duss, Kenney, Safer, Hampton & Joos, P.A Past President 2012, 2016, & 2017 Small Business Leader of the Year 2013