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.
Members doing business with fellow members
Investing in the JAX Chamber is good for all business. Your company’s investment allows us to represent your best interests in the areas of Public Policy and Economic Development, ensuring Northeast Florida fosters a healthy business climate by which you may connect, grow and prosper.
#BuyChamber is just one of the many focus areas for the Chamber and its members. Essentially #BuyChamber is a cultural-focused initiative by which member companies do business with fellow members as much and as often as possible.
Member business owners have the opportunity to deliver fast-pitch presentations promoting their products and services and meet in one-on-one sessions with other member company buyers at events throughout the year. These strategically targeted sessions are interchangeably focused on industry, product or size of business. Applications are required for a selection process to ensure targeted criteria are met. More information: 904-366-6653.
Corporate Buying Program
Many corporate executives within Chamber leadership pledged to do business with other Chamber members when possible. Based on these respective companies’ purchasing processes, several case scenarios were developed to show how other corporations can easily implement a process to consider Chamber members first when buying a product or service. The Chamber is directly reaching out to purchasing agents at larger corporations to help implement a similar structure that promotes buying from other member businesses. One element of each scenario is creating a culture change among employees to also think “Buy Chamber” in their personal purchasing.
Executive Procurement Committee
Comprised of chief procurement officers, this group meets to exchange information and share best practices on doing business with JAX Chamber member companies on the corporate level. This advisory group provides feedback and suggestions to Chamber leadership on how best to engage large corporations and encourage them to buy from other Chamber members. Invitation only. More information: 904-366-6653.
#BuyChamber Lunch Ladders
To better connect JAX Chamber members to one another, we now offer small group networking lunches with the Beaches Division and Chamber Councils. These small group lunches are informal in nature, are hosted at a member restaurant and discussion is led by a volunteer Lunch Ladder Captain. If you prefer a small group setting, these lunches are the perfect way to connect with others and ultimately grow your professional network and your business.
The Chamber’s Councils have a longstanding tradition of highlighting business transactions with other members at each of their monthly meetings. This segment of the program is now branded as Buy Chamber, further strengthening our members’ support for each other’s businesses. The member-to-member announcements exemplify the grassroots culture of doing business with members first.
Chamber Staff Participation
Chamber employees are committed to serving our members and, whenever possible, doing business with Chamber members first, both personally and professionally. To further this effort, we collect receipts every month from staff who have spent personal dollars with Chamber member companies. More information: 904-366-6653.