About the Arlington Council

The Arlington Council was the first of eight councils established over 50 years ago with a mission to help Arlington flourish by supporting local businesses, schools, and the community. The Council is extremely engaged with “Celebrate Arlington,” a city initiative dedicated to the redevelopment of this area. The group also supports five local schools with a Teacher Appreciation Program, which includes gathering school supplies and other needs. The Arlington Council offers a unique camaraderie among the members with their loyalty to the Arlington community.

Meets last Wednesday of month, 7:30 a.m., at Dolphin Pointe Health Care. $15 for council members, $20 for non-members pre-registered, and $25 for all walk-ups.

Upcoming Events

December 20
Arlington Council, Organization

Arlington Council Holiday Breakfast at Terry Parker High School with Chef Hanipet

Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Terry Parker High School
7301 Parker High School Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
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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 (SBLY) Award. This Council nominates one of their members to represent them at the JAX Chamber’s Annual Breakfast and to compete as the #1 SBLY overall.

Want to nominate someone?

A 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

Signature Event

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Every year we turn one of our breakfasts into an amazing Teacher’s Appreciation event. We recognize the five local Arlington schools, their Principals and their Teachers of the Year. We present to them school supplies and paper that we have collected over the past year and a special gift basket from our Arlington Council members.

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Get Involved

Arlington Council Committees

  • Communications and Social Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Programs Committee

If you are interested in participating with a committee, please contact Kathy Sutton at 904-273-5367 or kathy.sutton@jaxchamber.com, and she will connect you to the appropriate committee chair.

Grants / Scholarship Opportunities

  • Grants given to Teachers of the Year in the form of gift cards.

Member Perks

  • Free breakfast if an individual joins at the meeting.