About the Downtown Council
The Downtown Council is one of the largest councils, offering a wealth of information on downtown development and top-of-mind issues. In addition to dynamic programming, the Downtown Council facilitates the annual “Pawprints Event” where big cat paw prints are painted along Bay Street to the stadium just in time for football season. This is a well-connected group for downtown business members.
Meets first and third Friday, 8 a.m., at The Jessie. There is also a virtual option. $15 for council members, $25 for non-members pre-registered, and $35 for all walk-ups.
Downtown Council Breakfast with Cindy Watson, Chief Executive Officer, JASMYN
Downtown Council Breakfast – CANCELLED (Due to holiday)
Downtown Council Breakfast
Join the Downtown Council Here
Ready to expand your network through a JAX Chamber Council? Click on the Join Now button below to get started. Questions before you join? Contact our Councils department at (904) 273-5367 or email@example.com.
Small Business Leader of the Year
Our 2023 Nominee
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
Click here to access the application.
Painting of the Pawprints
Join us and 500 die-hard Jags fans in downtown Jacksonville for the Painting of the PawPrints, the Downtown Council’s biggest event of the year.
Would you like to be a Spotlight Speaker?
Spotlight Speaker Opportunity – $50 (does not include breakfast)
Five minutes to talk about business with a captive audience of 45-50 members.
Opportunity to pass out flyers and collateral at meeting.
Downtown Council Committees
- Communications and Social Committee
- Membership Committee
If you are interested in participating with a committee, please contact Kathy Sutton at 904-273-5367 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will connect you to the appropriate committee chair.
Free breakfast if individual joins at meeting (free meal applied to subsequent meeting)