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JAX Chamber Members in the News | Feb. 23 - March 1

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JAXUSA Partnership, a division of the JAX Chamber, welcomed Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO, TIAA as keynote speaker for the 1st quarter luncheon.

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On Thursday, March 30 from 11am – 1pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary will present the 31st annual Celebrity Chefs fundraiser.

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JAX Chamber has numerous committees and task force efforts to study, review and recommend resolutions to specific issues, programs and projects. All Task Forces and Committees are open to active JAX Chamber members only. Please see descriptions below for any additional requirements that may apply.


JAXBIZ Committee
A nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization affiliated with JAX Chamber that promotes business-friendly leadership within local and state government. 
Chair: Mike Hightower
Contact: Brince Manning


Ribbon Cutting Committee 
Attend new member ribbon cuttings. Volunteers coordinate with staff to support new member events. The time commitment is minimal, but the connections are invaluable. Click here to read the Ribbon Cutting Committee Handbook.
Contact: Misty Galeani


Trustees are Jacksonville’s top corporate and community leaders and play an integral role in the direction and growth of the region’s business community. To speak with an account manager about the benefits of Trustee membership, email Misty Galeani at or visit our online Membership form.

Chair: Matt Jenkins

Contact: Misty Galeani


Beaches Committees and Task Forces


Beaches Membership Task Force

Objective:  To grow Beaches membership and improve retention, plan member recruitment activities, and to serve as ambassadors at events and ribbon cuttings.

Open to all JAX Chamber members after their first year of membership.  


Beaches Community Outreach

Objective: To provide the members of the Beaches Division with quarterly opportunities to give back to the community, while building stronger relationships and raising awareness of the Beaches Division.

Open to all JAX Chamber members.


Beaches Public Policy

Chair: Tom Patton, Broad Reach Communications

Objective:  To encourage economic growth and improved quality of life in the coastal communities by educating business members about city plans and pending legislation, representing the voice of business to elected officials, and engaging involved parties in open discussion when issues impact the business community.

By invitation only.


Contact: Amanda Patch


ImpactJAX Committees


Service & Giving

From volunteering at special events, to building playgrounds, to helping the homeless; ImpactJAX volunteers make a difference in our community.


Social & Cultural

From networking with Jacksonville’s top business leaders to exploring Downtown, to socializing at the hottest spots; ImpactJAX pacesetters build strong relationships that lead to success. 


Professional Development

From cultivating their careers through ribbon cutting ceremonies, and seminars to leadership training and mentoring programs; ImpactJAX professionals prepare for the future.


Community Pride

From attending city-wide events to neighborhood exploration, to sharing what Jacksonville has to offer; ImpactJAX members share their pride in the community in which they work, live and play.


Public Policy

From learning about critical issues, to interacting with elected officials, to experiencing the rigor of campaigns; ImpactJAX leaders can learn about current issues and help shape policy.


Contact: Meredith Jespersen


JAXUSA Committees


JAXUSA Partnership Advisory Council Current JAXUSA Partnership Investors of $10,000 or more. Meets quarterly prior to JAXUSA Partnership Luncheon. Input and involvement in JAXUSA Partnership strategy and key community issues with other major investors. Chair: Tim Cost, Jacksonville University Contact: Kimberly Anding


JAXUSA Partnership Business Development Committee The JAXUSA Partnership Business Development Committee monitors and provides input about ongoing business climate conditions affecting JAXUSA Partnership’s continuing ability to recruit new business to the area, while also providing individualized resources and assistance for the retention and expansion of existing business in Jacksonville. This committee is open to JAXUSA Partnership Investors. Chair: Kevin Hyde, Foley & Lardner LLP Contact: Kimberly Anding


JAXUSA Partnership CIO Council The Jacksonville CIO Council is comprised of the senior level technology representative of any business, government, non-profit or educational institution with a substantial investment in information technology. Membership is by invitation only to top level IT executives of a JAXUSA Partnership investor company/CIO or equivalent. Chair: Lucretia Doblado Contact: Monique Davis


JAXUSA Partnership Policy Council Current JAXUSA Partnership Investors of $25,000 or more. Meets as needed and provides strategy input to JAXUSA Partnership. Council members are first choice for direct involvement with projects. Open by invitation only. Chair: Tim Cost, Jacksonville University Contact: Kimberly Anding


JAXUSA Partnership International Committee Focuses on strategy for international business recruitment and foreign direct investment. The committee brings together many businesses and community organizations to create a forum for dialogue and action. Chamber membership and additional investment in JAXUSA Partnership is necessary. Chair: Nelson Bradshaw, BBVA Compass Bank Contact: Monique Davis


Military Issues Committee

Facilitates active liaison between the Northeast Florida business community and military commands headquartered in the region for the purpose of promoting the continued viability of existing military activities. This JAXUSA Partnership committee is open to Chamber members. Chair: Terry West, VyStar Credit Union Contact: Kimberly Anding