About the South Council

The South Council has a mission to help its members build new relationships, promote their businesses, improve the community, and gain business knowledge in a fun and informal setting. This Council meets monthly for an informative lunch meeting as well as “A Night of Networking” happy hour. From Mandarin to the Southside, this dynamic group of individuals has created an inviting and friendly atmosphere for business development.

Meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., at Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse. $25 for council members, $30 for non-council members, $35 for all walk-ups. Also meets on the second Thursday at 5 p.m. for the “Night of Networking.” Location varies. This is a complimentary event.

Upcoming Events

May 28
South Council, Organization

South Council Luncheon with Dr. Carlton Robinson, Chief Innovation Officer, Venture Services / JAX Chamber

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
4784 Town Center Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL 32246
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June 13
South Council, Organization

South Council Night of Networking at AC Hotel Jacksonville at Town Center

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
AC Hotel Jacksonville St. Johns Town Center
5323 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville , FL 32246
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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

Would you like to be a Spotlight Speaker?

Get Involved

South Council Committees

Communications and Social Committee

Membership Committee


Community Involvement

Grant Fund

Special Events

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

  • Grants are given quarterly to council members through an application process.

Member Perks

  • South Council has a drawing each month at their Night of Networking Event for a lucky South Council member to win $250.  Must be present to win.