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JAX Chamber and JAXUSA Partnership Year in Review

December 20th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

As part of its comprehensive commitment to economic development, the JAX Chamber and its economic development division, JAXUSA Partnership, helped strengthen the region with announcements of approximately 3,000 new jobs, the retention of more than 1,000 existing jobs and more than $200 million in capital investment.

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JAX Chamber President Wally Lee to Retire

November 29th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The JAX Chamber has announced Chamber President Walter (Wally) M. Lee, III, plans to retire from the organization in March 2013. He will step down as chief executive officer of the Chamber on Dec. 31, 2012, but continue in an advisory role through next March. Jerry Mallot, president of JAXUSA Partnership, will serve as interim president and CEO of the Chamber, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Chamber vice president Anna Valent will assume additional operational and administrative duties. The Chamber Board of Directors is forming a search committee to hire a long-term president and CEO.

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JAX Chamber’s Leadership Trip to Cincinnati Highlights Revitalization and Reform Initiatives

October 26th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Business leaders have returned from the JAX Chamber’s 32nd annual Leadership Trip to Cincinnati. With the theme “Making Things Happen,” the trip focused on learning how Cincinnati’s top area leaders addressed Downtown revitalization, economic development, public-private partnerships, education reform and sports and entertainment marketing. More than 125 trip attendees met with Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber leaders, a city manager and the mayor, economic development executives and area business leaders.

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JAX Chamber Welcomes New Duval County School Board Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti

September 27th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The JAX Chamber welcomes the new Duval County School Board Superintendent, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, to Northeast Florida. The Duval County School Board coordinated an exhaustive and inclusive process, including participation from the JAX Chamber and business community, to ensure it had three high-quality finalists from which to choose.

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JAX Chamber Offices Will Move Temporarily

September 11th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The JAX Chamber is on the move! Today Chamber executives announced its staff and operations will temporarily relocate as the building undergoes extensive renovations and becomes Downtown’s New Front Door. The Chamber offices will close Nov. 1-2 and will re-open Monday, Nov. 5 at the BBVA/Compass Building off Gate Parkway. All building offices and services along with 54 Chamber employees will temporarily move during the renovation, which is expected to take about seven months to complete.

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JAX Chamber Encourages Businesses to Remind Employees about the Importance of School Attendance

August 6th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The new school year is approaching, and the JAX Chamber is encouraging businesses to remind employees about the importance of the first day of school and provide greater flexibility for employees during the first two weeks. New bus routes and preparations for school create a busy environment for families. Employers can assist with the transition by reinforcing the importance of day one, reminding employees to plan schedules ahead of time, and when appropriate, offering flexible work schedules.

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JAX Chamber Hosts Military Appreciation Luncheon

November 8th, 2011 · Leave a Comment

More than 900 people attended the Military Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the JAX Chamber Monday at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. A Chamber tradition, the annual luncheon brings the business community together to honor the brave men and women from all branches of the local military community, including active duty, reservists, veterans and their families.

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JAX Chamber – New Approach to Lead Northeast Florida into a Prosperous Era

September 22nd, 2011 · Leave a Comment

The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce has launched a new, organized approach to lead Northeast Florida to greater economic prosperity. The organization is implementing dynamic programs, a stronger and unified image and the redesign of its building downtown. The unified image includes a consistent message and appearance throughout the Chamber as well as the new name, JAX Chamber, and corresponding logos.

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Parenting Magazine Ranks Jacksonville Top City for Recreation

August 12th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Jacksonville ranks at the top of Parenting Magazine’s list of Ten Best Cities for Recreation. Parenting Magazine honored Jacksonville for having more than 75,000 acres of park space, including pools, gardens, beaches, playgrounds, sporting facilities

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