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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 […]

Celebrate All Things Local on 904 Day

Celebrate All Things Local on 904 Day

A grassroots campaign to celebrate all things Northeast Florida is encouraging residents to go local this Labor Day weekend.  Across the region, businesses and other organizations will offer a variety of “904” specials in honor of “904 Day,” officially celebrated on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Residents and visitors alike can join the 904 Day celebration […]

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 […]

Emerging Leaders gather for holidays, year-end party

Emerging Leaders gather for holidays, year-end party

It was an evening of gratitude, compliments, networking, and a positive spirit of the season that embraced leaders of the JAX Chamber as they gathered with mentors and mentees of several graduating classes of JAX Chamber’s Hightower Emerging Leaders Fellowship, Dec. 4. The annual, black-tie, holiday party is a highly anticipated event that celebrates the […]

New downtown advocacy group formed

New downtown advocacy group formed

Some of Jacksonville’s major developers are teaming up to advocate for bringing more development to downtown. Build Up Jacksonville has been organizing for a couple of months as it prepares for an official launch later this month. Its initial funding is coming from JAX Chamber and developers Iguana Investments, Corner Lot Development, and JWB Real […]

Local leaders launch project Opioid JAX

Local leaders launch project Opioid JAX

About 200 area Jacksonville health and business leaders recently gathered for the kickoff of Project Opioid JAX. While the COVID pandemic has pushed opioids off the front pages, the number of drug overdose deaths in Jacksonville continues to rise. Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty said the COVID epidemic has been a setback for the Opioid […]

JaxChamber commemorates 135 years

JaxChamber commemorates 135 years

The JaxChamber celebrated its 135th annual “meeting” with an event that resembled an anniversary party. The landmark occasion took place at the Glass Factory in the Rail Yard District and included cigar rolling, a ball cage, casino games, dancing and food from 3 G’s Grilled and Soul Food, Anthony’s Gourmet Catering, Bono’s and Pastiche Catering, […]