Mar
28
11:30 AM11:30

2019 Business Leaders of the Year

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Member Prepaid Price: $22, $27 at the door

Non-member Prepaid Price: $27, $33 at the door


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Each year the Jax Chamber salutes the entrepreneurial spirit of Jacksonville’s small businesses with the “Small Business Leader of the Year Award (SBLY).

Come enjoy lunch and a panel discussion with this year’s SBLYs.  Tina Meskel, representing the Transportation and Logistics Council, was named the Jacksonville Chamber’s Small Business Leader of the Year and will facilitate the program.  Find out what makes this group successful and why they stand out among their peers.

See all the awardees here!

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Feb
28
11:30 AM11:30

Is Jacksonville in Brightline's future?

FEES:

Member Prepaid Price: $22, $27 at the door

Non-member Prepaid Price: $27, $33 at the door


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Join us on Thursday, February 28 to learn about Brightline, an express inter-city rail system to provide service from South Florida to Orlando, and on to Tampa. Developed and operated by All Aboard Florida, a subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries and Virgin Group, Brightline is the United States' only privately owned and operated intercity passenger railroad.

Our keynote speaker will be Brightline’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Bob O’Malley. Bob’s primary focus is directing government affairs and community outreach for Brightline’s Orlando and Tampa expansion efforts. He recently joined Brightline after serving 10 years as the regional vice president of government affairs in Florida for CSX Transportation.  


Special thanks to this month’s Spotlight Speaker, Sandra Lief, CEO of FairchildHR.

Special thanks to this month’s Spotlight Speaker, Sandra Lief, CEO of FairchildHR.

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Jan
24
11:30 AM11:30

LNG in JAX: How Jacksonville is becoming a hub for LNG

FEES:

Member Prepaid Price: $22, $27 at the door

Non-member Prepaid Price: $27, $33 at the door


Join us for the first meeting of 2019 to learn more about a state-of the-art LNG facility at Dames Point, the business opportunities that can come from it and what it means to secure a liquefied natural gas supply for Florida.

Robert Butts is manager, Fuels at Pivotal LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company Gas. Pivotal and NorthStar Midstream are partners in developing JAX LNG, a state-of-the-art LNG facility which will be North America’s first small-scale coastal LNG facility. The project includes an initial liquefaction capacity of 120,000 gallons of LNG per day, 2 million gallons of on-site LNG storage, and options to expand capacity. The facility will include on-road and marine loading capabilities. Prior to joining Pivotal in July 2016, Robert spent 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, including the last four years stationed in the port of Jacksonville.


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Special thanks to this month’s spotlight speaker, Dawn Russell from University of North Florida.

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