Networking Luncheon

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Date(s) - 08/26/2014
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Jacksonville Golf & Country Club



Featured Topic

“What is takes to be a Small Business Leader of the Year!”



Rose Conry, chief executive officer of StaffTime, was named the 2014 overall JAX Chamber Small Business Leader of the Year. Prior to becoming a business owner, Conry worked in human resources for companies including CSX. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University and is currently working on a master’s degree in human resources at Webster University.


StaffTime is a comprehensive, full service minority-owned staffing solutions company with more than 25 years combined human resources experience. In four years, the business has grown into a $2 million company with two locations, four full-time employees and 20 consultants, all of them women.


“Small business is the life blood of commerce in our community,” said JAX Chamber President Daniel Davis. “The JAX Chamber is proud to honor an outstanding business leader that is dedicated to empowering job seekers with the tools to succeed. Congratulations, to Rose and the entire team at StaffTime.”


Helping connect individuals with meaningful employment is Conry’s mission. StaffTime provides free resume assistance and interview coaching to those who cannot afford it.


Eleven Northeast Florida business leaders were selected as Small Business Leaders of the Year by the Chamber Councils, the Beaches Division and the Entrepreneurial Growth Division. Each of these business leaders then competed for the overall JAX Chamber Small Business Leader of the Year. In addition to Conry, the nominees included:

  • Matthew Wilson, Monument Road Animal Hospital, Arlington Council
  • Lynda Culhane, Culhane’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Beaches Division
  • Carter Funk, DeLuxe Cleaners, Downtown Council
  • Ellen Sullivan, Doctors Express Urgent Care Centers, Health Council
  • Joe Flask, BrightLink Technology Incorporated, Jacksonville IT Council
  • Brett Goodnough, Culture Index, Mandarin Council
  • Paris Hurley, Holy Hands Cleaning Services, North Council
  • Jeannie Fredrick, WSI – We Simplify the Internet, Professional Women’s Council
  • Ellen Bushnell, Bushnell & Company P.A., South Council
  • Scott Schilbrack, Luten Insurance Agency, West Council

Of Interest

South Council Small Business Leader of the Year

We would like to congratulate Jason Johnson of Marlin Consulting Solution as South Council Small Business Leader of the Year!

As the Owner and Chief Marlin, Jason, along with his team, they provide SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Managed Pay Per Click Services, Website Design, Marketing Automation and CRM Implementation services to small and medium enterprises all over Jacksonville and the state of Florida
Founded in 2009, Marlin Consulting Solutions has experienced consistent growth while boasting excellent customer retention.  Their mission is to help business owners achieve success through effective online marketing and by leveraging technology.
To learn more about our Small Business Champion’s firm, visit
Jason Johnson, 2018 South Council SBLY

   Jason Johnson,        2018 South Council SBLY

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Join us for our 7th Annual May Madness Mixer co-hosted with our friends from the North Council!

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$30.00 at the Door

Featured Speaker

As a young patrol officer he rode “a beat” in downtown Jacksonville, where he developed relationships with citizens and business leaders, believing early in his professional life that connecting with citizens was very important to the success of what Agency is trying to accomplish: reducing and solving crime together with citizens who are engaged with their officers.

He quickly developed a reputation as a police officer who cares about people and likes to work with them to solve their public safety issues.

Sheriff Williams earned his way up the ranks to the appointed position of Director of Investigations and Homeland Security. Through his leadership, strengthening partnerships with federal law enforcement agencies, JSO deploys some of the most advanced technology available in the battle against domestic terrorism, the drug trade, and organized crime.


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