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Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation delivers for JAXMVPs

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation delivers for JAXMVPs

It was an evening to celebrate partnerships, business acumen, mentorships, and professional development, while hailing the good deeds of the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and its partners. The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation’s JAXMVP program was created to offer a unique opportunity for local, emerging leaders to have a chance to engage in exclusive networking and leadership development […]

Downtown Vision raises more than $100,000

Downtown Vision raises more than $100,000

More than 300 guests attend Downtown Vision’s 7th Annual #DTJax Gala: Classic Hollywood presented by Community First Credit Union. A celebration of Downtown Jacksonville, the gala, held at Eight Forty One on Downtown’s Southbank, raised more than $100,000 for Downtown Vision’s placemaking initiatives. Guests were treated to a night of champagne, delicious downtown fare and […]

Historical Society celebrates Women’s History Month with educator Jane Condon

Historical Society celebrates Women’s History Month with educator Jane Condon

The world celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8. Girl power was at full throttle that evening in downtown Jacksonville as girls clad in rainbow-colored tutus, vibrant, oversized hair bows and side ponytails flocked to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena to see pop icon JoJo Siwa perform. Across the street at the historic Old […]

Art is ageless: Karpeles hosts “Generations” exhibit by local artists

Art is ageless: Karpeles hosts “Generations” exhibit by local artists

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Jacksonville’s Historic Springfield neighborhood is opening a new art exhibit featuring a group of local artists beginning March 1. The “Generations” exhibit will showcase more than 20 art pieces by seven artists – Leila Griffith, Suzanne Magee, Mary McAllister, Jim Pearce, Mimi Sherman Pearce, Megan Reid and Jackie Schrank – […]

USS Orleck arrives in Jacksonville

USS Orleck arrives in Jacksonville

Achievement of epic proportions now part of Downtown skyline The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association’s (JHNSA) plans to bring the USS Orleck to the city to house the Jacksonville Naval Museum are complete…almost. The 77-year-old ship made its way slowly down the St. Johns River to dock temporarily in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel […]

Property deal closes, demolition ahead for former Times-Union HQ

Property deal closes, demolition ahead for former Times-Union HQ

The demolition, expected to start this month, at 1Riverside Ave., will start a new chapter at the riverfront property that was home to The Florida Times-Union for 50 years. The newspaper, which was sold in 2017, now has offices in the Wells Fargo Center. The Morris family of Augusta, Ga., retained ownership of the property, […]

Nick Howland wins special election runoff for Jacksonville City Council seat

Nick Howland wins special election runoff for Jacksonville City Council seat

Republican Nick Howland clinched the necessary number of votes to take the City Council At-Large Group 3 seat. The seat was left vacant when Tommy Hazouri, who was a former council president and mayor, died in September. The election went to a runoff in December, when none of the four candidates were able to get […]

JAX Chamber’s ImpactJAX launches NextUp JAX for young leaders

JAX Chamber’s young professional group, ImpactJAX has announced its rebranding as NextUp Jax. NextUp JAX is composed of three initiatives designed to activate different areas of professional development and encourage engagement among young leaders. AccessJAX is a 10-week experiential leadership curriculum that is taught from March through May. It will include behind-the-scenes tours, programming with […]