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JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis issued the following statement today regarding ongoing debate in Tallahassee regarding Enterprise Florida and economic development:

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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Calendar of Events: March 2017 

Main Street Bridge Twilight

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.
 

Criteria

A nominee must:

  • Be a member of the JAX Chamber in good standing 
  • Be an owner, partner or shareholder of at least 25 percent of the business
  • Be active in the day-to-day management of the company
  • Be established locally in the same business for at least three years
  • Demonstrate professional business acumen and leadership
  • Have gross revenues of less than 5 million dollars per year for the previous three years

Fill out the SBLY Nomination Form.

 

2017 OVERALL SMALL BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Sarah Marie Johnston, South Council 

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails

 

Sarah Marie Johnston, owner and marketing director of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, was named the 2017 overall JAX Chamber Small Business Leader of the Year.

 

After living in Napa Valley for five years, Johnston and her husband, Tom Gray, moved to Jacksonville in 1999 where they opened Bistro Aix in San Marco. Johnston and Gray operated Bistro Aix until 2012 when they left to focus on opening Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails. Moxie opened in November 2013, showcasing locally-grown and artisan ingredients. It is the only locally-owned and operated restaurant of its caliber built from the ground-up at the St Johns Town Center shopping area.

 

2017 SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS OF THE YEAR

 

Arlington Council

Melody Shacter

TerraWise Homes

 

 

Beaches Division

Calvin Bryant

C7 Creative

 

 

Entrepreneurial Growth Division 

Denon Perry

Town Planner Calendar

 

 

Health Council 

Liz Pierce

MomentStrong

 

Jacksonville IT Council 

Kevin Johnson

Secure Ideas

 

Mandarin Council 

Randall Smith

SBS Promotional Solutions

 

North Council 

Sue Matricia

Amelia Urgent Care, LLC

 

 

Professional Women’s Council

Jillian Hubbard

Advanced Furniture Solutions

 

 

West Council 

Laura Brown

Avondale Wealth Advisors

 

 

 

 

2016 OVERALL SMALL BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

 

John Miller, Beaches Division

  

John Miller, founder and owner of Rock Solid Business Law PLLC, was named the 2016 overall JAX Chamber Small Business Leader of the Year.

 

After working for two Downtown law firms, Miller opened his own firm 25 years ago and moved the practice to the Beaches area. In 2012, he rebranded as Rock Solid Business Law, PLLC. The firm has three main areas of practice – business transactional, such as serving as outside general counsel for business owners, estate planning, and facilitating closings in both commercial and residential real estate. 

 

 

2016 SMALL BUSINESS LEADERs OF THE YEAR

  

 

Arlington Council

Steve Thompson 

Sand Dollar Cleaners 

 

Downtown Council 

Renee Parenteau

Renee Parenteau Photography

 

 

 

Entrepreneurial Growth Division 

Sara Slettebo 

ReMilNet, LLC

 

 

Health Council

Mindy Barker

Mindy Barker & Associates

 

 

JAX IT Council

Stephen Pollan 
Assessment Technologies Group 

 

 

Mandarin Council 

Joani Maskell

Swimming Safari Swim School 

 

 

North Council 

Trish Kapustka

Edible Arrangements

 


Professional Women’s Council

Severine Wider

Severine Photography

 


South Council

Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes Team, Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty

 

 

 

Transportation & Logistics Council

First Coast Legal Group, LLC

Jena Lea Cauley

 

 

West Council 

Jeremy Chase 

Connect-Tek, LLC

 

 

 Click here to see the 2015 Small Business Leaders of the Year