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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection, which will be on view May 25 through July 29.

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Come kick off the summer season at TrailMark’s SummerPalooza. Free and fun for everyone, the event is Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at thenature-first community of TrailMark in St. Johns County, located just 20 minutes from Jacksonville.

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Pomp and circumstance will be the order of the day as Jacksonville Public Library celebrates the graduation of 20 students who have earned their GED diplomas with assistance and prep classes offered through the library’s Center for Adult Learning.

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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.

 

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