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As the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp prepare to open their schedule of 70 home games on April 11, the team is inviting the talent of Northeast Florida to audition to perform the National Anthem before a Jumbo Shrimp home game this season.

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Abundant Life Health Center is excited to be celebrating their grand opening with an exclusive Ribbon Cutting Event at their new office!

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The Jax Book Fest is coming back to the Main Library on March 3 with big name and local authors.

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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.



 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.




Arlington Council

Melody Shacter

TerraWise Homes


Beaches Division

Calvin Bryant

C7 Creative


Entrepreneurial Growth Division 

Denon Perry

Town Planner Calendar


Health Council 

Liz Pierce



  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



 Click here to see the 2016 Small Business Leaders of the Year

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