Walmart today announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, becoming the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment.
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus (JCC) continues its tradition of celebrating the holidays downtown by illuminating the outside of its office, located at 225 East Duval Street with festive lights synchronized to recorded songs of the season performed by the JCC's singers.
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.
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 Beson Misty.Beson@myjaxchamber.com
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 Beson at Misty.Beson@myjaxchamber.com or visit our online Membership form.
Chair: Ken Babby, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Contact: Misty Beson Misty.Beson@myjaxchamber.com
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. Chair: Denon Perry, Town Planner Calendar
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. Co Chairs: Steven Beyer, VyStar Credit Union, Gracie Simendinger, BEAM
Beaches Public Policy
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. Chair: Tom Patton, Broad Reach Communications
Contact: Kathy Sutton Kathy.Sutton@myjaxchamber.com
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.
From cultivating their careers through ribbon cutting ceremonies, and seminars to leadership training and mentoring programs; ImpactJAX professionals prepare for the future.
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.
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: Amanda Patch Amanda.Patch@myjaxchamber.com
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: Beth Pupke, email@example.com.
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: Stephen Goldman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Contact: Beth Pupke, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Len O'Neill. Contact: Beth Pupke, email@example.com.
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: Beth Pupke, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Micah Heavener, Citi. Contact: Kimberly Anding, email@example.com.