Why Join JAX Chamber North Council?

Whether your business is located in North Jacksonville or you want to expand your contacts and referral network in this rapidly growing area of Jacksonville, joining the North Council is an effective way to grow your business.

Our Council members are business owners and professionals who want to establish meaningful business connections. They are interested in doing business, referring business and learning from each other, and have fun doing it!

Current members of JAX Chamber in good standing (you or your employer) are encouraged to join the North Council for additional networking and business opportunities. Once your Chamber membership is confirmed, joining North Council is easy! The cost is just $35.

Four Easy Ways to Join!

  1. Join at a monthly lunch meeting and your lunch is free!
  2. Contact Brandy Lewis, (904) 716-2179 or
  3. Complete the membership form online
  4. If you’re a Chamber Member, add your North Council Membership online! Login to your MyJAXChamberaccount and select Update Council and Committee Membership link.

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What to Expect at a North Council Luncheon

Before Council meetings start, members network and make connections. Self-introductions often start the meeting. Typical agenda items include a keynote speaker, a spotlight speaker promoting their business, members thanking other members for doing business together, and door prize giveaways. Members enjoy a meal together. Afterwards many members stay to network and plan follow up conversations.

  1. Bring business cards, your name tag
  2. Bring a door prize to promote your business
  3. Be prepared to provide a 10-15 second self-introduction
  4. You can support our scholarship program for just $5 and have the chance to win cash in our 50/50 drawing. 

Spotlight Speaker

Spotlight Speaker is a wonderful benefit of Council membership. For just $25, you have the opportunity to promote your business in front of 30-40 people through a dedicated 5 minute presentation.

You and your company also will be featured on the North Council website, social media pages and monthly e-newsletter. Lastly, this role enables you to distribute your company materials at each attendee table.

For information or to sign up contact Michelle Claudio, (904) 252-3839 or 

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North Council 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. To be considered, the 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

Councils select their respective winner each fall and all nominees undergo a demanding interview process to determine the overall JAX Chamber Small Business Leader of the Year.

Congratulations to our North Council SBLY winners!

Mike Zaffaroni


Mike Zaffaroni

Owner of Liberty Landscape Supply

Founded in 2007, Liberty Landscape Supply is a premier provider of landscape supplies, offering a wide variety of mulches, rock, gravel, stone, dirt, sand, sod, trees, plants, garden products and more. With two locations - State Road 200 in Fernandina Beach, and North Main Street in Jacksonville - Liberty is dedicated to being the best provider of landscape supplies in Northeastern Florida and Southeastern Georgia.

Mike is also past chairman of the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce and his company was named one of the Top 100 Independent Garden Centers in 2017 by Garden Center magazine.

Sue Matricia


Sue Matricia

Owner and COO of Amelia Urgent Care

Trish Kapustka


Trish Kapustka

Owner Edible Arrangements #1462 in North Jax, Gainesville and Ocala

Dallas Hempstead


Dallas Hempstead

Northwestern Mutual

Paris Hurley


Paris Hurley

Holy Hands Cleaning Service

Charley Tyler-Trubey


Charley Tyler-Trubey

Mary Kay

Wanda Fort


Wanda Fort


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