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Suddath Relocation Systems: A Local Transportation Success Story

  • Deerwood Country Club

In 1919, Carl Suddath founded a moving company in Jacksonville with a cart and two mules. Today, Suddath Relocation Systems of Jacksonville is one of the region’s most successful global logistics and transportation companies. The company has learned a lot of lessons along the way – and you can hear firsthand on July 27 from Suddath’s President & General Manager, Richard Eschbacher and Dan Singleton, Sales Executive with Suddath Workplace Solutions..

Richard started in the moving industry at 16 years old as a helper, and he drove trucks and tractor trailers for 14 years. He has been at Suddath for 30 years, working out of New Jersey, Dallas, Phoenix and Jacksonville offices. During that tenure, Richard has held positions as a Vice President of Operations, General Manager, Regional Vice President and Senior Vice President. As President of the Jacksonville market, he is responsible for Business development, Financial and Operational results and the client experience. Richard also is developing “Suddath University,” a company-wide training initiative. He has been married for 35 years with two grown kids and the first grandbaby on the way.

Dan Singleton is a Sales Executive with Suddath Workplace Solutions. He has more than 30 years of relocation experience, including 16 of them at Suddath. He has held several roles with the company, including Vice President of operations for a Florida-based branch office and Account Executive. Prior to his time with Suddath, Dan was a General Manager for Beltmann North America in Jacksonville, and he was President/Owner of Valley Relocation and Storage located in Long Beach, California. Dan is responsible for identifying and qualifying potential customers for the company; establishing contact with clients and facilities managers; and packaging and presenting the company’s services. 

This month's spotlight speaker is Dean Margaret Ioannides from

GUESTS: $25 online, $30 at the door

MEMBERS: $20 online, $25 at the door  

To promote your business, product, or services during our next luncheon, consider becoming our next Speaker Spotlight by contacting us today! Introductory offer of $75 for a 5-minute time slot. Must be a JAX Chamber Transportation & Logistics Council Member to participate. 
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Painting of the PawPrints with JAX Chamber's Downtown Council

  • 2 Gator Bowl Boulevard Jacksonville, FL, 32202 United States

Join us at the JAX Chamber Downtown Council's Painting of the PawPrints. Starting from the base of the Main Street Bridge to EverBank Field, participants will meet in Lot K & H at 7:15 a.m. and break into groups to paint more than 300 pawprints. 

JAX Chamber President and CEO Daniel Davis and other officials will be joined by Jaxson de Ville, the ROAR of the Jaguars and the D-Line. More than 500 fans are expected for Painting of the PawPrints. 

After the painting is complete, attendees will enjoy a family friendly after-party in Lot K.

This event is free to attend, and free parking is located in Lot H.