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Saint Leo University (, a pioneer in online learning, is offering an academic scholarship opportunity for some special students: those who are intent on starting an MBA program this summer, who have the undergraduate grades to prove they can do serious work, and the commitment and discipline to study online all the way through to degree completion.

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Freedom Boat Club will be hosting New Boater Experience Days this weekend at their main headquarters at Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville and at Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine.

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Members in the News Mar. 14 - Mar. 21

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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.


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.



Mike Zaffaroni, North Council

Liberty Landscape Supply


Mike Zaffaroni, owner of Liberty Landscape Supply, was named the 2018 overall JAX Chamber Small Business Leader of the Year.


Liberty Landscape Supply is a supplier of landscape materials for homeowners and contractors with two locations in Northeast Florida and an online store. Zaffaroni purchased the business, formerly Fernandina Mulch & Stone, in 2007. Initially offering just 20 products, the business has grown to more than 1,800 items in their inventory. 





Beaches Division

Lisa DiFranza

DiFranza Law, P.A.


Entrepreneurial Growth Division 

Kimberly Deas

Murphy Business & Financial Services


Health Council

Kathryn Murphy

Comfort Keepers


  Jacksonville IT Council 

Chad Russell

  Intuitive Reason


Mandarin Council 

Kelly Harris

Village Bread Cafe Mandarin


Professional Women’s Council

Jamie Glavich

Almost Home Senior Services, Inc.



South Council

Jason Johnson

Marlin Consulting Solutions


Transportation & Logistics Council

Frank Brewer

Alpha Omega Global LLC

West Council 

Anne Stanford

The Blind Rabbit, A Burger & Whiskey Bar