Movers & Shakers

ElderSource recognizes award winners during annual “A Night with the Stars” event

ElderSource recognizes award winners during annual “A Night with the Stars” event

It was an evening of celebrations and recognitions at “A Night with the Stars” — ElderSource’s annual event celebrating “individuals and organizations that work with seniors and their caregivers as well as other outstanding senior advocates.” ElderSource is a Jacksonville organization devoted to empowering “people to live and age with independence and dignity in their […]

Downtown Vision announces 2022 #DTJax Awards winners

Downtown Vision announces 2022 #DTJax Awards winners

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), Downtown Jacksonville’s nonprofit business improvement district (BID), has announced the eighth annual #DTJax Award Winners. The #DTJax Awards recognize community leaders, organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs that worked to create a vibrant and dynamic 24-hour, pedestrian friendly downtown in 2022. Award winners are not only excellent advocates for downtown but have also […]

Riverside author brings Jacksonville communities to life in short story collection

Riverside author brings Jacksonville communities to life in short story collection

Riverside resident and author Sohrab Homi Fracis draws inspiration from many things, including the Jacksonville neighborhood where he lives and its surrounding communities. In “True Fiction,” his second short story collection, Fracis brings to life the Riverside and Five Points neighborhoods, which serve as the settings for several of the stories in the collection. Readers […]

“Lead To Win” Author Carla Harris Helps Raise Nearly $1 Million For Scholarships

“Lead To Win” Author Carla Harris Helps Raise Nearly $1 Million For Scholarships

Carla Harris, celebrated author, Wall Street executive, and Obama-appointed chair of the National Women’s Business Council, was the keynote speaker at the Nov. 8 “Lead to Win” event held at the Florida Blue Convention Center.  Attended by more than 600 people, including state and city officials and community leaders, the event raised nearly $1 million […]

FIS opens new headquarters in Jacksonville

FIS opens new headquarters in Jacksonville

Construction wraps up on riverfront parcel Fidelity Information Services (FIS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the official opening of its new headquarters at 347 Riverside Avenue. The ceremony was held on Oct. 12, more than a year after commemorating the hoisting of the building’s final beam. Planning for the new high-rise headquarters dates back to […]

JAX Chamber announces 2024 Chamber Chair

JAX Chamber announces 2024 Chamber Chair

The JAX Chamber Board of Directors announced last month that Bank of America Jacksonville President Mark K. Bennett will be the 2024 Chamber Chair. Currently, Bennett serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee. “Jacksonville is seeing tremendous growth right now and we as a business community need to […]

Ulysses Owens, Jr. Selected for the Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award

Ulysses Owens, Jr. Selected for the Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award

Grammy award-winning performer, producer and educator uses music to empower Jacksonville youth Grammy Award-winning jazz percussionist, producer and educator Ulysses Owens Jr. was recently named the 2022 Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award recipient by The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.  The award, bestowed annually, recognizes a gifted local artist whose work brings distinction to […]

Jordan joins Baptist Health’s Familial Brain Aneurysm Study to help others, ends up saving her own life

Jordan joins Baptist Health’s Familial Brain Aneurysm Study to help others, ends up saving her own life

Threat discovered during state-funded research screening to assess the hereditary probability of brain aneurysms in families. Pamela Jordan, 61, wasn’t having any symptoms, exercised three days a week and lived a healthy lifestyle; but, because of her family history of aneurysm and stroke, she agreed to participate in Baptist Health’s Familial Brain Aneurysm Study. Backed […]

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