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Miles Harvey, journalist and best-selling author of Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the first European Artist in North America and The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, will be the keynote speaker at Mapping Our Past, an all-day affair at the Main Library Jan. 26. 

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JAXPORT invites all Northeast Florida small businesses to participate in the port’s inaugural Small and Emerging Business Appreciation Day event on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal in North Jacksonville.

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K9s For Warriors of Northeast Florida was awarded a $2M grant investment from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving program that trains and pairs service dogs with military veterans suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma.

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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.
 

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.

 

   2018 OVERALL SMALL BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

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. 

 

2018 SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS OF THE YEAR

 

 

Beaches Division

Lisa DiFranza

DiFranza Law, P.A.

 

 

 

Downtown Council

Clyde Yandell

Intelligent Office

 

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